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Mahopac News 01.16.20

VOL. 10 NO. 46 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020

Barile pleads guilty
to disorderly conduct

No room for hatePHOTO:BOBDUMAS BY BOB DUMAS criminal conviction or o ense,” Tock
EDITOR noted.
Susannah Sayegh, left, and Ciara Ryan show their support during the “Love Wins
- No Room for Hate” rally at Chamber Park on Sunday. Nearly 100 people showed Councilman Mike Barile pleaded Tock said there is also a one-year
up for the event in which area clergy, elected o cials and others stood in solidary over guilty to one count of disorderly con- conditional discharge (meaning if
the recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks in surrounding towns and New York City. For duct on Wednesday ( Jan. 8), a vio- Barile stays out of trouble for a year the
full coverage and more photos, see page 4. lation, as a result of a confrontation record will be sealed).
between him and Journal News colum-
nist David McKay Wilson at a Town Barile was also ordered to pay $149
Board meeting last September. restitution to Wilson for the broken
phone, which he did on Wednesday
At the end of that meeting, Barile ( Jan. 8).
confronted Wilson, claiming the jour-
nalist had been photographing his e case was heard before Philip-
daughter. Wilson had written a series stown Town Judge Camille Linson
of columns criticizing Barile for an al- with Putnam County District Attorney
leged illegal sewer hookup at a restau- Robert Tendy prosecuting.
rant property he owned on Route 6N,
as well as how the councilman was han- Barile o ered an apology at the Jan. 8
dling the proposed park project at Swan board meeting.
“As an elected representative, I sin-
At that September meeting, Barile cerely apologize to everyone in this
tossed an empty water bottle, hitting community, to this board and previous
Wilson, and then got a hold of Wilson’s board members, and especially to my
phone, went outside, and threw it into family for embarrassing them,” he said.
the street, breaking it. “But as a parent, I am still going to sit
here and say that I apologize to nobody.”
Initially, Barile had been charged with
fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony; In a statement released by Tock, the
fourth-degree criminal mischief, a mis- lawyer wrote, “Mr. Barile regrets his
demeanor; as well as second-degree ha- inappropriate conduct. It was an emo-
rassment, a violation. tional response to the pattern of harass-
ment he and his daughter have endured
e felony charge of grand larceny for the past year from a reporter who
and the misdemeanor charge of criminal took photos of his daughter and used
mischief were dismissed, Barile’s lawyer, the First Amendment as a sledgeham-
Joseph Tock, told Mahopac News. mer. He is pleased that his plea to a
non-criminal violation puts this matter
“ e disorderly conduct charge he to a close. Mr. Barile is a devoted father,
pleaded guilty to is a violation, not a husband, businessman and volunteer
Town Board member.”

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Trailblazers awarded at Villa Barone ceremony

irty- ve Putnam professionals honored

e Putnam Business Council

(PBC), the county’s largest busi-

ness organization and primary

advocate, voice, and resource for

the business community, cel-

ebrated last month the winners

of the 9th annual Trailblazer

Awards, Putnam’s largest busi-

ness networking event.

is year’s theme, Excellence

in Economic Development,

honored 35 professionals and

organizations that contributed

to the growth and economic sta-

bility of Putnam County.

e awards luncheon took

place at Villa Barone in Ma-

hopac on Oct. 29, where more

than 150 entrepreneurs and

professionals joined in honor-
ing this year’s winners. Elected Winners of the 2019 Putnam County Business Council Trailblazers Awards.

o cials were in attendance,

including Putnam County Ex- PROMOTIONAL

ecutive MaryEllen Odell, who EXCELLENCE CATEGORY

addressed the audience and em- WINNERS

phasized the vital contributions • Marianne Chalusian, Admin,

that local businesses bring to the Mahopac Moms

community. • Nancy Olnick, Magazzino

“Putnam County has nev- Italian Art

er been better,” Odell said. • Susan Branaga, Cold Spring

“Moody’s recently upgraded our Farmer’s Market

credit rating to AA1, making • Brett Freeman, Halston Me-

Putnam one of only ve New dia, publisher of Mahopac News

York State counties with this • Sabrina Cruz, Admin, Lake

level of credit worthiness. We Carmel Facebook Page

achieved this distinction because • Charlie Melchner, Mahopac

we are scally responsible, and Marina

our local businesses are contrib- • Peter Scherer, Hops on the

uting to our overall success, pro- Hudson

viding employment and a strong

taxpayer base. I’m proud to serve ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

this county and proud of all the EXCELLENCE CATEGORY Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt, Jennifer Maher, chairwoman of the Putnam County Business
economic development leaders WINNERS Council, Barbara Reitz, Carmel Councilman-elect Frank Lombardi, and Putnam County District Attorney
we are celebrating here today.” Robert Tendy. Reitz awarded Maher with a gavel from her husband, the late James Reitz, who was a
• Amit Patel, Gino’s Grab & Go Putnam County judge until his passing earlier this year. The Putnam County Business Council helped set
e Putnam County Business • Daniel Doyle, Doyle Dental

Council has been recognizing DDS up a scholarship in Reitz’s memory.

business excellence and non- • Jennifer Carlquist, Boscobel

pro t achievement since 2011. House and Gardens • Carmel Town Board, Town of

Honoring professional achieve- • Joe Bulzacchelli, Advanced Carmel

ment and civic contributions in Automotive of Carmel • Je rey Contelmo, Insite Engi-

the Putnam County community, • Kate Liberman,Hudson Valley neering

the Trailblazer Awards represent Shakespeare Festival • Jason Angell, Ecological Citi-

the highest acknowledgment • William Endico, Ace Endico zen’s Project

from professional peer judges • Mark Weiss, Tompkins Cor- • Danielle Pack McCarthy,Phil-

across the county. ners Culture Center lipstown Behavioral Health Hub

“ e Trailblazer Awards • Sara Kaplan, Kent Lakes • Eliza Starbuck, Cold Spring

serves two key purposes,” said Commons Chamber

Jennifer Maher, chairwoman • Jason Berg, Guardian Veteri- • Michelle Smith, Hudson

of the Putnam County Busi- nary Hospital Highlands Land Trust

ness Council. “First, we are here • John Russo, Froggy’s Deli • Putnam Valley Town Board,

to spotlight the achievements • Kathleen Finlay, e Glyn- Town of Putnam Valley

and contributions of our lo- wood Center for Regional Food • Robert Panny, RPK Precision PHOTOS COURTESY OF VINCENZA VILLANI PHOTOGRAPHY
cal businesses while promoting and Farming Homes Inc
the overall economic climate of Lauren Freeman, left, joins her husband and Mahopac News
our community. Secondly, this • Susan Kussin, Kent Country- • Terrence Murphy, Former publisher, Brett Freeman, and their friendly competitor, Doug
side Nursery & Landscaping New York State Senator Cunningham, publisher of Putnam County Courier. Brett Freeman and

event serves to bring business • Owen Jordan, Deli Land • om Ianniccari, Mahopac Cunningham were both recognized as Putnam County Trailblazers.

professionals, entrepreneurs and • Richard D’Andrea, Park Ford Carmel Chamber of Commerce

non-pro ts from every corner

of Putnam together to network, LEADERSHIP IN ECONOMIC CHAIRPERSON CIRCLE Putnam County News and Re- celebrate the best and brightest

collaborate and share ideas. I DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY AWARD WINNERS FOR corder and Putnam County in Putnam. e annual gala has

am honored to support and cel- WINNERS MERITORIOUS EXCELLENCE Courier celebrated special categories, in-

ebrate this dynamic cohort of • Paul Guillaro, Unicorn Con- • Gerry Klein, Tompkins Ma- Over the years, the Trailblazer cluding “Entrepreneurial Spirit,”

achievers and economic devel- tracting hopac Bank Awards has drawn more than “ e 40 Under 40” and “Women

opment leaders.” • John Clancy, Clancy Movers • Doug Cunningham, e 1,000 attendees to network and in Leadership.”


Mahopac rallies against hate

Community demonstrates against recent acts of anti-Semitism

BY BOB DUMAS other acts of hate seem to be on PHOTOS: BOB DUMAS
EDITOR the rise.
Clergy at Sunday’s rally included Rev. Kathleen Berkowe, Church of the Holy Communion in Mahopac;
Nearly a hundred people gath- “I don’t know if I can put my Rev. Jennifer Boyd of Trinity Lutheran in Brewster; Rev. Martha Vink, United Methodist Church in Carmel;
ered in Chamber Park on Sunday nger on one thing, but we have Rabbi Sarah Freidson, Temple Beth Shalom; Rev. Martin McGeachy of Gilead Presbyterian in Carmel;
afternoon to rally against the re- seen a rise in fear and that’s led Pastor Kathleen Meyerson of the Southeaster Dutchess Cooperative Parish;
cent spate of anti-Semitism that to some of these acts of hatred,” Rev. Casey Carbone, First Presbyterian Church of Mahopac
has plagued neighboring com- he said. “ e purpose here today
munities, including Monsey in is to try and quell some of those Addressing the crowd, Car- door in Rockland County, and and remember that love will, in
Rockland County, Yorktown and fears. Remind people that no bone said it was important to the string of vandalism that has fact, win. [We need to] show that
New York City. matter what we face as a commu- have rallies such as the one on taken place in Yorktown are a re- acts of hate do not have a place
nity, as long as we can be together Sunday to respond to hate crimes minder that it is important for us here in Mahopac or our neigh-
e interfaith event featured and express the love that we have, and show solidarity. to come together and proclaim boring towns or wherever. Love
local clergy, elected o cials and we can overcome any of these tri- that love will ultimately win at is stronger than anything they
school administrators as guest als.” “It is unfortunate that such the end of the day,” he told the
speakers, all emphasizing that Rabbi Sarah Freidson of Tem- acts of violence are on the rise. crowd. “Let’s show our solidarity SEE RALLY PAGE 6
love will prevail over hate. ple Beth Shalom in Mahopac
said that the hatred toward the e attacks in Monsey, right next
“ e idea came about after Jewish people is “one of the old-
talking to some of the other re- est hatreds around,” and likened
ligious leaders here. We thought it to a virus.
it would be great if we could get “It pops up all over the place
everyone together regardless of and has the ability to mutate,”she
their faith—people of all walks said. “It changes its form and we
of life—and be supportive of our can see that now. Light is the best
neighbors who seem to be tar- disinfectant.”
geted in this recent string,” said She said the internet has played
the Rev. Casey Carbone of the a role in spreading the virus.
First Presbyterian Church of “With the internet, these
Mahopac.“What better way than groups are able to get a platform
to come together as a community and recruit people and get their
and show the love we have?” ideas out,” she said. “It isn’t ratio-
nal and it’s a real problem.”
Carbone said it’s hard to un-
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RALLY believe there is hope for the future.
“I want to come with a message

of hope,” he said. “Just as surely as

can possibly bring. Love wins and we are living in the light of this

we need to stand up and repeat beautiful day, we have hope for

that mantra every day.” the future. Every day I get to walk

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne of through the school buildings and

Mahopac told the crowd that the see the faces of our children . . .

area’s greatest strength is its diver- being kind, being compassionate,

sity. helping each other out and living

“We need to continue to come out our core values. When I see

together because diversity is truly that, I know that no matter how

one of our greatest strengths,” he troubling our times are now, there

said. “We work together, we look is hope for our future.”

out for one and other. We need As members of the clergy

to make sure our voices are loud spoke, the resounding theme was

and clear—those who would spew that love will triumph over hate.

hate and violence are the over- “We are here today standing

whelming super minority. We are for love,” said Rev. Martin Mc-

the majority.” Pete Harckham Geachy, pastor of the Gilead Pres- Nearly 100 people turned out for the rally.
State Sen. byterian Church in Carmel. “We

agreed, saying that while acts of are going to be people of love and

hatred will not be tolerated, we we are going to preach love in all “We are enriched by our diver-

need to be part of the solution as our many, many varied situations. sity. at is one of the mottos of

well. I am thankful for standing in the our temple community. We stand

“Hate has no place in the Hud- light today.” together and we stand proud and

son Valley and it’s so important “I have noticed since I’ve been will not allow the hatred of any

that we’ve all come together,” he here how people work together minority to ourish in our com-

said. “It’s not funny; it’s not cute and stand together and worship munity,”she told the crowd.“Now

and it won’t be tolerated. We are together,” added Rev. Kathleen [anti-Semitism is] touching me,

here as a community to say no to Berkowe of the Church of the but I can look around and say I

hate, but also to be part of the so- Holy Communion in Mahopac. have allies. It means so very much Rabbi Sarah
lution. Love. Kindness. Tolerance. “ is is a day in particular when to know you’ve got our back just Freidson of Temple

We embrace our diversity. It’s we stand in conjunction with our like we have yours. Together we Beth Shalom
what makes this place so special. Jewish brothers and sisters.” are stronger.” addressed the
It makes us stronger.” crowd in Chamber
Rabbi Freidson said she was e rally concluded with Rev. Park.
Michael Tromblee, assistant touched and encouraged by the Carbone on guitar leading the

superintendent for Mahopac support the town and the religious crowd in a rendition of “We Shall PHOTOS: BOB DUMAS

schools, said his job has led him to community have shown. Overcome.”
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Trump needs a war e Trumpian move
par excellence
The U.S. has been in a HERE perienced, least e ective, and small-
prolonged state of hostil- AND est cadre of advisers a president has Two weeks ago, President Trump
ity with Iran for over 40 successfully targeted Qassam
years, but until last week, there ever had at his disposal. e ump- Soleimani, the military general— LIFE,
had been no direct engagement widely touted as its military genius—in HEALTH,
between the military of the NOW! teenth defense secretary is green, as charge of so much of Iran’s regional POLITICS
Islamic Republic of Iran and is the umpteenth chairman of the mayhem for the last decades.
American forces. e targeted BERNIE Joint Chiefs of Sta , the umpteenth MARA
assassination by an American KOSBERG national security advisor, and the Ever since, there has been a new shade SCHIFFREN
drone (in Iraq) of Qassim Soleimani, an Iranian
major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard umpteenth chief of sta . None have
Corps and commander of its Quds Force—an
out t primarily responsible for extraterritorial mil- had the battleground exposure or
itary and clandestine operations—changed that.
experience warranted at times such as these. to the permanent cloud of hysteria which
Concerning American interests, Soleimani was a
terrorist and was responsible for numerous Ameri- And let’s not beat around the bush.To what Democrat’s use to criticize anything that
can military deaths and casualties. His fate was
well-deserved. However, he was also immensely degree was the targeted assassination of Gen. Trump does.
popular in Iran, where his supporters viewed him
as a hero, ghting Iran’s enemies. e conditions Soleimani about the impeachment process? e It’s an odd reaction though. Instead of being glad about this action, after
surrounding his demise were a shock to the world.
White House intelligence reports that indicate all Soleimani was known to be the most radical of Iran’s leaders and we
In response, Iran pledged to revenge the killing
of Soleimani and, two days after his assassination, our troops were in “imminent danger.”But where have been at war with Iran for decades, Democrats have busted out with

red 12 ballistic missiles as a rst salvo of retali- is that smoking gun? recriminations all over media and social media. One can understand this
ation at Iraqi bases that hold or house American
personnel. Fortunately, there were no deaths. Let’s also consider the role that John Bolton tactically. Democrats are perfectly aware an election is coming later this
President Trump responded to the attack by
imposing additional economic sanctions on Iran, plays in this scenario. Did Trump believe that year. So, instead of celebrating Soleimani’s death—because they are fully
and Iran has again pledged to retaliate.
assassinating Soleimani might persuade Bolton— aware that it would aid Trump’s chances of re-election—they are using their
We`re at a most dangerous time in the Middle
East, as this escalating con ict may very quickly historically, a erce hawk on Iran—to stand reaction to sow doubt and alarm over this action among their base. It was
spiral out of control into a regional war, threaten
friendly nations, and demand a sizeable buildup of down? e former national security adviser was a chaotic move, it was driven by narcissism, he did not think through the
our forces and resources.
the highest-ranking o cial in the White House consequences, this will lead to World War III, etc.
President Trump’s impetuous decision to mur-
der Soleimani without input from Congress and who voiced opposition to the e ort to pressure So extreme are they on this position that late last week, according to the
without consulting international forces involved in
the war against ISIS calls into question his com- Ukraine, reportedly likening it to a “drug deal.” Free Beacon, not a single Senate Democrat signed onto a Congressional
petencies and decision-making skills as president.
Just a few days prior to the assassination, Bolton e ort, led by Sen.Ted Cruz “to praise the U.S. military and intelligence
We don`t know what tomorrow will bring, but
we do know that this president is rash, uninformed indicated he was now willing to come forward to community members who helped carry out the successful strike that killed
and does no planning. He makes policy by Twitter
and by watching Fox & Friends in the morning. testify in the impeachment process and, accord- Iranian terror leader Qassem Soleimani.” e resolution was written to be

So, trillions of dollars later, and as we begin our ing to experts in the know, he was likely to go structurally identical to the 2011 Senate resolution praising former president
20th year of war in the Middle East, we mourn
the tens of thousands of Americans lives already into detail about Trump’s quid pro quo with the Barack Obama”for the military expedition that killed Osama bin Laden.”
killed or wounded there and wonder whether we
are at the threshold of another disastrous chapter Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky. at resolution, in 2011, received the approval of the entire Senate.
in our history.
Up until now, most Americans, including What could be the di erence?
Donald Trump is a volatile man who makes
questionable decisions: He has eviscerated the pundits, saw Donald Trump as an isolationist, For one thing, 2011 was not an election year. For another thing, Senate
diplomatic corps. He publicly disparages American
intelligence agencies. And he demeans career pro- a president who railed against entering foolish Republicans did not politicize everything that Obama did. ey under-
fessionals, most of whom have a great deal more
knowledge, experience and knowhow than he does. wars. But Trump is the ultimate opportunist. Did stood that a huge military win for the country was a huge military win for

Trump has surrounded himself with the least ex- killing Soleimani o er Trump an opportunity to the country, no matter who gave the command to begin the operation.

divert attention away from his domestic political Democrats, instead, seem to have one uni ed mantra: everything Trump

crises and, in addition, pacify Bolton? does must be met with outrage dialed up to 11, as well as ridiculed. Most

So, here we have it—a habitual TV watcher often both at once.

who ridicules history and displays little apprecia- What in tarnation is going on?

tion for thoughtful dialogue, occupying the Oval First of all, on the subject of whether Trump was justi ed in taking down

O ce.Trump is a bully; he craves attention and Soleimani, late last week both President Trump himself and later Secretary

demands compliance, and he is demonstrating of State Mike Pompeo reported that there was excellent intelligence indi-

that he is willing to go to the extreme in order to cating that multiple American embassies were under threat by Soleimani.

stay in power. Keep in mind that Soleimani had also helped to nance and colluded in

Despite a well-performing economy and low creating the protests in Benghazi that led to the destruction of our embassy

unemployment,Trump’s popularity is weakening. there and the death of our ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, two Navy

And, given the downward arc of his presidency, he Seals and a member of the U.S. Foreign Service.

needs a war—one that would concentrate and ex- Soleimani, apparently, was trying to reclaim an old glory which had

pand his power, arouse and activate his base, whip worked in the past, when American leadership was more supine. But at-

up racism and Islamophobia, and sti e his critics. tacking our embassies in the Middle East was never going to work under

Trump needs a war, but not just any war.Trump Trump. Because Trump understands, as does Americans everywhere, that if

needs one on the other side of the world with a our embassies are attacked and we do nothing, America looks weak.

non-Christian enemy; a holy war with an oppo- Obama may not have cared about this kind of attack, or not enough to

nent that will assuredly reject compromise based do anything to respond to it in any case. But Trump was never going to sit

on their religious fundamentalism, enabling him SEE SCHIFFREN PAGE 14

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BY RABBI AVI KORER hate as well as healing for those emotionally that can make a di erence. e Lubavitcher in need of healing with refuah shleima—the
GUEST WRITER traumatized by the upsurge and the vicious- Rebbe says that even a little bit of light can renewal of body, the renewal of spirit—and
ness of the ongoing attacks. dispel a great deal of darkness, and it is our help us nd the courage to make our lives a
The Jewish community of Putnam task to bring more light into the world. blessing, And let us say: Amen.”
County remains shaken by the As part of the service I stated that “the
sudden spate of anti-Semitic at- key to Jewish survival is not in hiding who Robert Hyer, a retired New York City e Talmud teaches that all children of
tacks taking place over the past two weeks we are, but rather refusing to be intimidated police o cer who is now a pastor with As- Israel are responsible one for another. is
throughout the New York metropolitan by those who hate us, and instead taking a semblies of God, who attended Saturday’s tells us that when one Jew is attacked the
area, and especially the horri c machete service, called it both tting and moving. entire Jewish community feels the pain and
attack on a Monsey congregation during a rm stand and proudly acknowledging and must help to alleviate the su ering.
celebration of the seventh night of Chanu- displaying our Jewish identity. We need to “People think Jews and Christians are so
kah at the end of December. be active on both the physical and spiritual di erent but we are more alike than di er- Of course, this does not mean that our
levels. While it is obvious that security ent,”he said. concern is limited to members of the Jewish
is was yet another ugly and vicious issues need to be addressed, and we need to community. We were shocked and saddened
anti-Semitic incident. is time it was very prepare ourselves to prevent another attack Participants in the service recited special by the recent news of the attack in the West
close to home, in nearby Rockland County. from happening again, we must also come psalms and prayers for the healing of all Freeway Church in White Settlement,
Understandably, this leaves many of us together and strengthen ourselves as a com- those who need healing, in the Monsey Texas, and our hearts and prayers go out also
scared and unsure how to proceed.” munity in order to take spiritual action.” attack and elsewhere, and especially for to the victims of that horri c act, and to our
Neumann, the 71-year-old critically injured fellow worshippers in that church. No one
In response to the rash of attacks, Chabad When it seems that only a miracle can father of seven, whose Hebrew name is in any house of worship anywhere should be
of Putnam on Saturday hosted a Shabbat help those such as Josef Neumann, the “Yehosef ben (son of) Perel.” subject to the fear of violence.”
(Sabbath) of Healing and Prayer in which most critically injured victim of the Monsey
congregants were encouraged to remain attack, it is only the spiritual work that can “You are mighty, Lord, who brings healing As a community and as individuals, we
resolute in their Judaism and Jewish identity, help to bring about such a miracle. to the sick. You are great in granting salva- must continue to ght baseless hatred and
while both praying and working for an end tion, providing the living with sustenance, bigotry wherever it manifests, and against
to the climate of hatred and anti-Semitism What can we as a community here in Put- with loving kindness, caring for the sick with whomever it is directed.
and a full healing for its victims. Attendees at nam County do for those who are su ering in great mercies, supporting the fallen, releas-
the service prayed for the recovery of those Monsey? It is the prayers and good that we do ing the captive, and keeping faith with those Let me note that in response to the
physically injured in the recent episodes of with our own lives that can heal those who are who are lost among the living,”the congre- current wave of anti-Semitic attacks in
su ering, both physically and traumatically. It gation recited. “May the Source of strength
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To the editor, job description for the existing full- Danbury rail project is tremendous, quali ed to manage the scope of worked to “protect the taxpayer.”
At the Putnam County Legisla- time position, the duties of feasibil- reducing car trips and expanding this important public project? Now we’re handing federal and
ity study project management would access to public transportation are state funded grant dollars to a pa-
ture’s reorganizational meeting on already be required of the incum- good things, both sorely needed in e awarding of this stipend tronage hire to do a job he’s already
Jan.9,the Legislature voted to award bent. I’m not aware that any other Putnam. Our current transporta- comes on the heels of the all but paid handsomely to do. I guess pa-
a $15,000 stipend to the Planning county employees are awarded addi- tion manager is neither a planner one legislator raking the sheri tronage trumps public safety.
Department’s current fulltime trans- tional stipends for attending evening nor an engineer and was given the over the coals for deputy overtime
portation program manager, who al- meetings and working with project position after term-limiting out of pay incurred after the Legislature Let’s just call this stipend what
ready earns upward of $80,000. e stakeholders. a legislative seat. A patronage hire. had refused to increase the budget it is: A raise for a loyal member
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about the reasons they’re going what is obviously a great lesson, talk
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you’re talking about anyway.”Or, from insecurity. You’ll encourage
“ is course is so boring that I go your students to consider why they
on my phone to stay awake.” have the need to be distracted dur-
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An answer to the rst complaint awareness of the issue will hopeful-
is to invite students to meet with ly help them change the behavior
you so you can learn what it is that and become more engaged in their
they don’t understand and why they interactions with you.
don’t understand it. And an answer
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MHS student finds success in German Olympiad

Has good showing in competition in Chicago


Mahopac High School senior Jaiden Teacher Katrina Baulerlein, left, with PHOTOS COURTESY OF JAIDEN MILLER
Miller went to Chicago earlier this month Jaiden Miller
where she gave an outstanding showing in Miller, center, with her parents. Her dad will attend the German Olympiad in Chicago
an event known as the German Olympiad. said. “We went to a book talk with a Ger- with her.
man author in New York City, those kinds
Miller was one of 14 students from of opportunities. We are privileged with is her speaking ability. She can pretty much she explained. “ ere were multiple choice
across the country chosen to compete in our relationship with them.”
the competition to determine which stu- express whatever she wants to in German [questions] on the history of Germany; you
dents had the best grasp of the German Bauerlein said schools were asked to sub-
language, history and culture. mit U.S. students for the national competi- in both spoken word and written language. read an article in German and answered
tion and Miller was chosen to participate in
Miller nished fth in Chicago out of the rst round in an online match between What helps her stand out is the ability to questions and wrote an essay. ey have
the 14 competitors. While she won’t be students from 40 states.
express clearly what she is trying to explain you write an imaginary email to a teacher
ying to Dresden, Germany, next summer “She is really quite special in terms of
to represent the United States in the glob- her ability to speak German,” Bauerlein but with a great deal of nuance. If I intro- on a certain topic. You record yourself tell-
al competition as the rst-place nishers said of Miller. “ e hallmark of her talent
will, her performance was outstanding. duce a new word, she’s used it by the end of ing facts about ourselves in German.”

“ e ones who won really deserved it; the class at least three times.” Miller said it was her dad who in uenced
they were really uent,” Miller said. “We
had conversations and I could tell right Miller said the online competition lasted her to take German at MHS.
away. But it was really fun because I met a
bunch of people from di erent states who for a week. SEE OLYMPIAD PAGE 16
were really cool.” “Each day you did something di erent,”

Katrina Bauerlein, Miller’s German
teacher, said the Olympiad is held at the
Goethe Institute, a cultural arm of the
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closely with embassy and consulate to
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Freshman guard Kristina Rush (10) delivered a team-high Mahopac’s Shannon Becker (24) Indians junior Mia Klammer (12) had 16 points
20 points in a Mahopac win over Carmel last weekend. looks for a target vs. Carmel. and grabbed 6 steals vs. Carmel.

Mahopac gains momentum, wins three of four

BY SKIP PEARLMAN “We’re shooting the ball better,”Scozzafava said.“When “ at was a nice game for us, after the Arlington loss,”
CONTRIBUTING WRITER we’re hitting shots, these are the kind of numbers we can the coach said. “We focused and played well defensively.
put up. We hit 13 three-pointers—that was a big deal.” We forced turnovers and got baskets o of those.”
e Mahopac girls basketball team has been playing
better and better, and last week the Indians picked up Rush led the way with 20 points; junior Mia Klam- One day earlier, the Indians dropped a 47-31 decision
three wins in four tries, topping Port Chester, Carmel mer added 16 points and grabbed 6 steals; Melanie De- to Arlington. Rush lead the way with 14 points.
and Roy C. Ketcham. e lone loss of the week came Meo had 14 points; and Shannon Becker grabbed 10
to Arlington, leaving the Indians at 7-3 overall, 2-1 in rebounds to go with 9 points. Overall, Scozzafava likes the way his team has been
league play. progressing, after winning seven of its rst 10 games.
“We shot the ball well, and we defended well,” Scoz-
Monday at home, the Indians rolled through an zafava said. “We did a nice job on their top player, and “Hopefully we’re starting to grow, and move forward,”
easy victory over Port Chester, led by freshman Kris- to keep them under 40 points—I have to be happy. Mia’s the coach said. “Arlington was not a good game for us,
tina Rush’s 22-point e ort. Caitlyn O’Boyle added 14 quickness, she does a lot of things for us. Melanie and but hopefully we keep building. We face Our Lady of
points, and Julie DeBrocky had 12 for the Indians. her usually play the opponent’s best players. Lourdes this week (Wednesday), that will be a tough
test. But I like what we’re doing, the way the girls are
“ e girls played well,” Indians coach Chuck Scoz- “Rush, with 20, did a really nice job,” the coach went improving and seeing each other better. ey’re also try-
zafava said. “ ey (Port Chester) have one really good on. “And DeMeo has been stepping into that point ing not to get ahead of themselves.”
player (Kayliegh Heckel), an eighth-grader, and she’s guard role, a sophomore and showing some growth.
legit. And we did a nice job on her.” And Becker gave us some nice rebounding and scoring.” e Indians were scheduled to visit John Jay (East
Fishkill) at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, and host Carmel at
Last Saturday at Carmel, the Indians rolled to anoth- e prior ursday, the Indians topped Ketcham, 48- 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, as the “United Against Can-
er easy victory, hammering the Rams, 82-39. 33, behind DeMeo‘s 19 points. O’Boyle added 11 points cer” series continues, with varsity boys at 1 and varsity
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Mahopac rolls with 14 points, 9 rebounds
over Carmel and 6 assists on Saturday,
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e Mahopac boys’ basketball team couldn’t get anything going in a 54-42 loss last
ursday ( Jan. 9) to Roy C. Ketcham, but the Indians came back on Saturday with
a strong performance in a 60–46 victory over crosstown rival, Carmel, in the ‘United
Against Cancer’ game for both teams.
Saturday at Carmel (6-5, 1-1), the Indians (4-5, 1-2) controlled the game on their
way to their rst league victory.
“We really moved the ball well,” said Mahopac coach Tom McMahon. “ at’s not
really a strength for us this season, so that was a good sign. And we did really well re-
bounding (Mahopac had 29 o ensive rebounds). We took a lot of shots, but with the
rebounding we have a better chance to score. Sixty points is a good number for us.”
Matthew McMahon led the Indians with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. John
Cosentino had 12 points, Luke Syku had 11 points and 9 rebounds; Patrick McMahon
had 6 points and 9 rebounds; and Ryan Reilly came up with a strong e ort with 6
points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks.
“Reilly, a sophomore, probably played his best game,” the coach said. “It was an in-
tense game, and big for our team. Matthew had a nice stat line; we need him to do a lot
of things. Luke really has been working hard, and he’s starting to see the fruits of that
labor. And with John it’s all about con dence, and when he’s con dent, his shots are
dropping, and we play better.”
McMahon was not happy with the team’s e ort two days earlier in the loss to Ket-
“We were just horrible, it was really frustrating,” the coach said. “We only play 20
games, and we just didn’t show up. at night, from the start, we didn’t compete. It was a
real disappointing night. We got it to seven in the fourth, but no closer. We were bad in
the rst half—but we were still in the game (down 25-22 at halftime), then in the third
we had just two points on free throws, and end up down 11 in the fourth.”
Syku led the way with 14 points and 5 rebounds, and Patrick McMahon added 8
points in the loss.
Mahopac was scheduled to visit John Jay (East Fishkill) at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, and
the Indians host Carmel at 1 p.m. Saturday Jan. 18, as the “United Against Cancer”
series continues, with varsity boys playing at 1 p.m. and the girls following at 2:30 p.m.

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BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER 25, the tournament is a fundraiser for the Peter Caruso, but many coaches still

SPORTS EDITOR scholarship fund. remember competing against him.

In the eight years since its inception, “ e nice thing about the tour-

Like all memorial sporting events, the the memorial fund has awarded 26 schol- nament, these 15 teams that come,

Peter Caruso Mahopac Tournament arships to college-bound Mahopac wres- they don’t have to say a word,” John

doesn’t have a happy beginning. But when tlers. e scholarships, John Caruso said, Caruso said. “ ey know what I’m

a grieving family was at their lowest mo- are awarded to any senior on the team doing. ey know without asking

ment in June 2011 following the death of who takes the time to apply. e only re- what kind of person Peter was.”

their 20-year-old son, the wrestling com- quirement is for them to write an essay At the Jan. 25 tournament, 16

munity fell back on Peter Caruso’s core about how they’ve carried on Peter Ca- wrestlers from each weight class

principles—friendship, teamwork and ruso’s legacy of friendship, teamwork and will compete in a single-elimina-

sportsmanship—to ignite a ame that sportsmanship. tion tournament. e top three n-

still burns today. ishers will earn a trophy and the top

Just days after Peter Caruso, an All- WHO IS PETER CARUSO? six nishers will earn a medal.

Section wrestler during his time at Ma- Following in his father’s footsteps, the Competing teams are: Byram

hopac High School, was killed in a car South Korean-born Peter Caruso began Hills, Carmel, Darien (Conn.),

crash, donations came pouring in from wrestling when he was in the fth grade. Greenville, Our Lady of Lourdes,

rival coaches to his scholarship fund. He took to the sport immediately, taking Mahopac, Middletown, Peekskill,

e only issue? “We didn’t have a schol- down competitors an unusual wrestling Pine Bush, Putnam Valley, Rond-

arship,” said John Caruso, Peter’s father. style. out Valley, Roy C. Ketcham, Smith-

But the funds had to go somewhere, so “He had a certain funk,” John Caruso town East, Somers and Yorktown.

the Peter Caruso Memorial Scholarship said. “It would confuse his opponents and A long-sleeve shirt with the

was born. even confuse the o cials.” names of the participating schools

“I was getting checks from really super ere were two sides to Peter Caruso: will be given out at the tournament

people who understood my situation,” the ferocious competitor on the mat and with a donation. Checks can also be

Caruso said. the thoughtful person who donated his made out directly to the Pete Ca- PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
ruso Memorial Scholarship Fund; John Caruso
e rst tournament in Peter Caruso’s time to tutoring youth wrestlers.

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2011. e tournament, in John Caruso’s match was over, he was everybody’s best Despite being one of the smaller sports want. He’d want me to live. I put this thing

words, “mushroomed” after that. Today, friend. It wasn’t personal, it was just his in the school, wrestling is perhaps the together. It’s mushroomed and it’s posi-

he regrettably turns away schools that are competitive nature.” most charitable, with a “number of di er- tive. Something good happened on a very,

eager to take part in the tournament, cap- ent scholarships” emerging in recent years, very horrible tragedy. I will never give up

ping it at 16 teams. THE TOURNAMENT John Caruso said. on what I’m doing until he day I see him

Scheduled this year for Saturday, Jan. Most of today’s wrestlers have never met “I can just go and hide somewhere,” he again.”

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permission to increase the size of Variance Required: 1 Variance Required: 1%

the freestanding sign to 32 square 3. Application of ANTHONY • Code Requires/Allows: Lot

feet where 16 square feet is PERRICONE for a Variation Depth – 200 ft.; Provided: 101

allowed. e property is located of Section 156-15 seeking ft.; Variance Required: 99 ft.

at 1071 Stoneleigh Avenue, permission to create a 3 lot

Carmel NY 10512 and is known subdivision out of 2 existing lots. LOT #2

by Tax Map 74.15-1-12. e property is located at 163 • Code Requires/Allows:

• Code Requires/Allows: 16 sq. Orchard Road, Mahopac, NY Area – 120,000 sq. ft.; Provided:

ft. – SIDE; Provided: ; Variance and is known by Tax Map 74.26- 6,000 sq. ft.; Variance Required:

Required: 16 sq. ft. 2-22. 114,000 sq. ft.

HumPauntenSaomciety • Code Requires/Allows: 32 • Code Requires/Allows: Front
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sq. ft. - MAX; Provided: 64 sq. LOT #1 Yard – 40 ft.; Provided: 25 ft.;

ft.; Variance Required: 32 sq. ft. • Code Requires/Allows: Variance Required: 15 ft.

2. Application of MARIO Area – 120,000 sq. ft.; Provided: • Code Requires/Allows: Rear

VISCOVICH for a Variation 7,031 sq. ft.; Variance Required: Yard – 40 ft.; Provided: 25 ft. ;

of Section 156-15 seeking 112,969 sq. ft. Variance Required: 15 ft.

permission to construct docks, • Code Requires/Allows: Front

Wallace is an outgoing, friendly and decks and shed. e property Yard-North – 40 ft.; Provided: 12 SEE LEGALS PAGE 23
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LOT #3 4. Application of 12 pupils of a least high school age

• Code Requires/Allows: BALDWIN LANE, LLC for shall provide at least 20 parking

Area – 120,000 sq. ft.; Provided: a Variation of Section 156-15 spaces plus 5 per classroom”.

5905 sq. ft.; Variance Required: seeking permission to construct Applicant’s history as a private

114,095 sq. ft. a 2 story addition. e property school involves only a handful of

• Code Requires/Allows: Front is located at 12 Baldwin Lane, high school students who have

Yard – 40 ft.; Provided: 25 ft.; Mahopac, NY and is known by ever been able to drive to school.

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