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Vote on budget, trustees due by June 9
ree vying for two seats
BY KATHERINE BORCHERT
In a year that has seen the norms of education upended everywhere,
residents of North Salem will cast votes in a di erent way this year to
decide the future of their schools.
Mail-in ballots must be in the hands of the district clerk by 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 9.
Today, the three candidates—incumbents Andrew Brown and Kurt
Guldan and newcomer Eric Buzzetto —who are seeking two three-year
terms on the board respond to questions from e North Salem News,
describing themselves and sharing why they are seeking the volunteer
position. SEE TRUSTEES PAGE 3
Andrew Brown Eric Buzzetto Kurt Guldan
Camp Morty will hold virtual camp activities
BY CAROL REIF telling ghost stories, but kids the Westchester Parks Founda- New York has been impacted working to make it amazing!” it
STAFF WRITER and counselors (many of them tion, Camp Morty hosts chil- far worse than many other re- promised on its website.
Camp Morty grads) will be re- dren who live in homeless shel- gions by the coronavirus out-
e ongoing health crisis has united on a “virtual” plane. ters, are in the foster care system break. So the camp and its According to the Monday,
forced Camp Morty to shake and/or those whose families re- partner agencies had to make May 18, letter, the best part of
things up this year. e youngsters will be get- ceive public assistance. the “incredibly di cult decision” virtual camp “is that it’s not like
ting boxes full of craft supplies to transfer the program to a “vir- school!”
e sleep-away facility in and other things needed to par- In a letter posted on the camp’s tual platform.”
North Salem’s Sal J. Prezioso ticipate in activities that will be website, the camp noti ed fami- SEE CAMP MORTY PAGE 3
Mountain Lakes Park won’t posted on the camp’s YouTube lies recently that its community “ e Camp Morty family is
physically be open, but that channel. has had “quite a few challenges” stronger together and safer apart
doesn’t mean that summer fun is this year. right now,” it said in a post on its
as toasted as a camp re marsh- e camp will also use its Facebook page.
mallow. Facebook page and Instagram “Despite all of the obstacles
account to post “more excit- we’ve been forced to overcome, “ is summer will be the
Granted, it might not be as ing and engaging content” for I felt con dent in our ability to rst of its kind in Camp
memory-making as getting campers. ‘reunite’ our campers at camp Morty history, and we have
chomped by mosquitoes while this summer,” the letter said. sta from all around the world
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TRUSTEES Brewster Central School District for 17 What will school look
FROM PAGE 1 like in September?
years now and have spent the last decade
District starts to plan for reopening
Andrew Brown as your varsity girls basketball coach at
North Salem High School. I was born
here in North Salem and was lucky
Who are you? Provide a brief over- enough to live and raise my own family
view of your background and experi- here in our community. Throughout the
ence. years in North Salem I have been a par-
My wife and I moved to North Sa- ent, community member and a commu-
lem in January 1989, and have raised two nity volunteer. This community is where
children who are successful graduates of I want our three children to be educated BY KATHERINE BORCHERT
our North Salem schools. I retired from and grow up proud to say they are gradu-
North Salem School District has announced the steps it’s taking toward devel-
the NYPD in 2004 after being a Precinct ates of North Salem High School just like oping a plan for the future reopening of school facilities based on the CDC’s list
of considerations for schools.
Training Sergeant for 11 years. I have I am.
In a letter sent to families, Superintendent Dr. Ken Freeston announced the
been a member of the North Salem Po- Why do you want to be a school formation of three task forces that will work on the district’s reopening plans.
lice Department since then. I have a de- board trustee? An academic task force will be co-chaired by school principals Mary Johnson
and Vince DiGrandi; a social-emotional task force will be chaired by Director of
gree in finance and except for a semester I’ve decided to run for a seat on the Pupil Personnel Services Dr. Adam VanDerStuyf, and a health and safety task
force will be lead by Director of Facilities Dr. Joannes Sieverding.
of student teaching, I have completed the BOE because I think my experience and
“In all of our personal and professional lives together we are waiting for details on
coursework for a master’s in education. perspective will serve us well with short- testing, contact tracing, isolation, treatment and eventual vaccination. While state
and federal guidelines have not been provided for the reopening of schools, legal
Over the years I have either coached and/ and long-range decisions that must be counsel as well as Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES have advised that school
districts need to begin planning for reopening of schools now,” Freeston wrote. “It is
or helped run youth soccer, baseball, soft- made by the board. I will always stand for more than likely that the New York State Education Department will provide guid-
ance in early to mid-August; however, that advice will come in time to enable us to
ball, basketball and hockey. I have been on integrity and open governance. I will al- make adjustments to our plans rather than provide a starting point for our plans.”
the town’s Recreation Committee over 25 ways advocate for the children of North He said the district must prepare for three possible scenarios: returning to school
in September, a continuation of Phase 4 distance learning, or a hybrid model of
years and through all of this I have been Salem. Together we can be a bridge from distance learning and in-person attendance. He said that plans must be sustainable
and provide direction to all district stakeholders.
motivated to help the people of our com- the community to the school district.
Reopening schools will present many obstacles, Freeston said.
munity. Transparency is the most important thing “In any of the three scenarios above, the tasks that we will need to plan for
include but are not limited to health education and communication, building pro-
Why do you want to be a school for a board to have and I believe that is cedures, arrival and dismissal procedures, instructional program considerations,
staffing considerations, personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfecting
board trustee? something I will bring to the board. protocols, training for staff, mental health, ventilation and HVAC considerations,
transmission of COVID-19 precautions, and school operations and activities risk
I am a 12-year incumbent on the Board What is a top priority for the school factors,” Freeston said.
The district is currently looking for qualified task force volunteers and are asking
of Education but have been involved with board as the North Salem School Dis- teachers and parents with relevant experience to join them in the work that begins
in May and will continue into the summer months.
the school for much longer. I have just trict adjusts to academic life during and/
If you are interested in volunteering for a task force, complete the linked
started my third session of the board’s La- or after the coronavirus emergency? form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIAOjLytkffj_
bor Negotiations Committee. In addition, As a teacher myself who is teaching
I have served on the Facilities Commit- students remotely, and also teaching two
tee for 20 years and on the Safety Com- of our children at home, it can be stress-
mittee for 14 years. Through all of this I ful. I would love to push more profession-
have strived to seek solutions that bring al development for the teachers to gain
the greatest benefit to our children while access and knowledge to teach remotely.
getting the most value for our taxpayers. This is such a new venue to all of us and
What is a top priority for the school the more we learn about it will only ben-
board as the North Salem School Dis- efit the students of North Salem.
trict adjusts to academic life during and/ Kurt Guldan
or after the coronavirus emergency?
I am hoping that the voters return me
to the BOE because our present situation Who are you? Provide a brief over-
screams out for someone with experience view of your background and experi-
in troubling times. I have been part of ence.
boards that navigated through some very I am a local business owner. I have
emotional and tragic events. I have dem- been a member of the Croton Falls Fire
onstrated clear thinking, which considers Department and North Salem Volunteer CAMP MORTY
all stakeholders, that will be required in Ambulance Corps since I was in high FROM PAGE 1 Skills are taught in a “gentle, support-
order for us to move out of the mire we school. I have served as a firefighter, EMT, ive way” that emphasizes “values such as
currently face. I want to be part of the ef- and president of the ambulance corps. I concern for others, cooperation, sports-
fort to get ourselves back to normal. We also serve the community as the Office of Acknowledging that sending the kids manship, and environmental aware-
must then find a way to continue pro- Emergency Management (OEM) Coor- off to camp also is good for parents who ness.”
viding the quality education that makes dinator. I have been on the Board of Edu- need a bit of a break themselves, the Only children who are currently
North Salem one of the best school dis- cation for three years. camp said the program is “structured in receiving services from Westchester
tricts in the state. To accomplish this goal, Why do you want to be a school a way that takes any burden away from County’s Department of Social Services
I look forward to finding ways to work board trustee? the caregiver.” are eligible to attend. To learn about the
with our administrators, not against them. I have served on the Communication, All of the activities can be accessed qualifications, contact the child’s DSS
Our top post-coronavirus priority must Safety and Audit committees. I have on the camper’s own schedule. Most of liaison or caseworker, or the camp’s re-
be creating an educational environment helped with many of the school safety the videos are preloaded, which means cruitment manager, Stephanie Benve-
that allows our children to flourish while drills and coordinated with the local the camper can start and stop at their nuto.
keeping them safe. Just as important, agencies to test the emergency response own pace, “not the pace of a live stream.” Attendance is free to families thanks
however, is never forgetting that many of plans of the district. I would like to con- The goal is to “give every participant the to the county’s DSS, Department of
our community members, who will have tinue working with the board to get the freedom and independence to complete Community Health, Department of
to pay the bill, have suffered unprecedent- sewer system connected, continue work- activities on their own but with the sup- Parks, Recreation, and Conservation,
ed financial hardship. This seeming para- ing on the safety protocols of the district port of an online tutorial.” and the Westchester Parks Foundation.
dox requires a board member with experi- and different education programs for the Details were still being worked out Camp Morty usually hosts 90 camp-
ence to successfully arrive at a workable students. and the registration applications for vir- ers each week. Its staff of 60 includes ex-
solution. What is a top priority for the school tual camp are expected to go out within perienced childcare workers, educators,
Eric Buzzetto board as the North Salem School Dis- the next few weeks, the letter said. social workers, food service profession-
trict adjusts to academic life during and/
Campers will be able to register for als, and a health director.
or after the coronavirus emergency? two weeks of programming, but space is Director Mary Ehring, who came on
Who are you? Provide a brief over- The North Salem School District limited. board last year, is experienced in youth
view of your background and experi- Board of Education is working on ensur- The camp’s primary mission has been development and camping. She previ-
ence. ing the safety and wellness of all of the to, it says, create an “exciting, fun-filled ously worked with The Fresh Air Fund.
My entire career has been dedicated students, faculty and visitors so we can environment where children can feel Ehring can be reached by emailing
to serving our community and educat- hopefully resume as soon as the guide- safe, and where they can learn to edu- [email protected] or by calling
ing students. I’ve been an educator in the lines allow. cate the mind, body, and spirit.” 914-562-2990.
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Harckham: HEROES Act fails to address mental health
BY CAROL REIF Solutions, or HEROES Act, and local governments, health Democratic lawmaker startled stances” created by the COV-
STAFF WRITER passed 208-199. However, its care infrastructure, education, Albany by disclosing his own ID-19 disaster, Harckham said
chances of making it through and social service programs” struggles with addiction to alco- “closed facilities, reduced access
anks to the pandemic, the Senate are said to be slim. with the new relief package, the hol and drugs. He has been so- to supervised care and medica-
overwhelming stress is the new It included more money for HEROES Act fails to helps ber for more than three decades. tion, social isolation” have result-
normal. schools, but the funding pro- millions of Americans strug- Harckham said his personal ed in “deaths of despair increas-
But even in the best of times, vided is getting a bad report gling with substance abuse dis- situation has shaped his views ing across the county.”
mental health issues often take a card from education groups, orders and mental health issues. on opioid addiction and the le- Meanwhile, Harckham has
back seat where funding is con- who wanted federal lawmakers Saying those people are galization of marijuana. been working with mental health
cerned. to fork over at least $250 billion “already falling between the “As someone in recovery, my advocates, such as the National
Westchester County District in aid. cracks,” Harckham blamed “se- job in life is not to outlaw every Council for Behavioral Health
Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino According to state Sen. Pete vere underfunding of treatment mood-altering chemical on the and dozens of other national
Jr. has commented on the Harckham, the appropriations and care providers.” planet,” he had said. “My job in groups, calling for $38.5 billion
behavioral aspects of the bill also falls short in other areas. “We already have a national life is to learn how to navigate in funding from Congress.
COVID-19 crisis. While crime It would send $22 billion in crisis of suicide, overdose and that environment in a sober Without immediate sup-
in general is down—maybe unrestricted funds to the state substance use disorder that is manner and help others do the port, he said, it’s feared that
because folks have been con ned and $100 billion to hospitals only getting worse throughout same.” community organizations “will
to their homes—there has been and health care providers na- this crisis,” he claimed. According to the senator, be unable to serve some of the
an uptick in domestic and gun tionwide, but only $3 billion Harckham, a former West- many behavioral health provid- country’s most vulnerable indi-
violence, he said. for mental health support, said chester County legislator, is ers are on the cusp of closing. viduals.”
On Friday, May 15, the U.S. Harckham, who represents the chairman of the Alcoholism and “ e behavioral health pro- According to the senator,
House of Representatives passed state’s 40th District. Substance Abuse Committee viders have been pleading for many mental health and addic-
a $3 trillion coronavirus relief Harckham said Friday, May and co-chair of the joint Senate $38.5 billion to address this cri- tion treatment centers around
bill. 15, that while he applauded Task Force on Opioids, Addic- sis. $3 billion is woefully insuf- the country are facing long pe-
e Health and Economic representatives in Congress for tion and Overdose Prevention. cient,” he said. riods of lost revenue, and are
Recover Omnibus Emergency “moving swiftly to shore up state In February, the rst-term Referring to the “dire circum- incurring “signi cant” increased
costs from shifting to telehealth.
Due to the devastating impact
the “pause” has had on the econ-
omy, many patients have lost the
ability to pay for their share of
the costs of treatment, Harck-
Others who have called for
mental health funding include
Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz,
assistant secretary of U. S. De-
partment of Health and Hu-
man Services and head of the
Substance Abuse and Mental
e HEROES Act bill in-
cludes a provision for another
round of stimulus checks -- up
to $6,000 per household. It also
extends unemployment bene ts
and student loan forgiveness and
provides rental and mortgage as-
sistance and “hazard pay” to cer-
tain essential workers.
e bill heads to the Senate
where, media reports say, it is not
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Richard J. Reilly Jr. a Masters in Public Health. Dick vegetable gardens. After the sum- Richard J.Reilly and Helen (Meyn)
married his hometown sweetheart mer dudes left, Dick hosted an Reilly, he is survived by Gail, his
September 24, 1935 - May 14, Gail Apgar and raised their fam- annual platform tennis tourna- four devoted children Tammy
2020 ily in South Salem. e octaganol ment, the Grizzly A air, and ran (Dan Newton) of Kalispell, MT,
Platform tennis (“paddle”) court home he designed and built on a a platform tennis camp in the fall, Jim (Karen) of Darien, CT, Kathy
innovator, outdoor enthusiast and small lake there, complete with a with players coming from all over (Mark Gross) of Jackson, WY and
entrepreneur, Richard J. (“Dick”) 250 gallon sh tank, circular re- the country to improve their game Janet (Andy Hawkes) of Boul-
Reilly Jr., 84, passed away from place, and paddle court, provided with the sport’s top pros. der, CO. He leaves ten adoring
complications of heart disease at an idyllic childhood for his chil- After twelve years in Montana, grandchildren: Danielle, Caroline,
his home in dren. His passion for mentoring Dick and Gail moved the paddle Bridget, Charlotte, Patrick, Ty-
Teton County, Idaho. His lov- young people never left him. camp to their favorite part of the ler, Kevin, Ali, Bo and Taylor, and
ing wife of 62 years, Gail (Apgar) He revived the Boy Scouts world, the Tetons. ey ran their three great grandchildren. He is
cared for him to his nal moments. program in Northern Westches- Jackson Hole instructional enter- also preceded in death by his sister
Inventor of the aluminum plat- ter, started and coached the local prise until 2013, leaving many avid Norine (Toole) and brother Alby.
form tennis (“paddle”) court and youth football program and re- paddle players around the country Dick’s faith in God and strong val-
founder of R.J. Reilly Jr., Inc., vived the football program at near- wanting more. ues were a huge part of who he was.
Dick revolutionized the game. His by Wooster School in Danbury, Dick included his four children His sincere interest in the life story
myriad engineering improvements Conn., where he coached and was in his love for the outdoors. He of almost everyone he met, desire
enabled outdoor play throughout the business manager for two years. started them as toddlers in the to share his passions with others
dark and snowy winters. Dick led Way ahead of Title IX, he started a Northeast with hikes up Mount and his boyish charm and good
the sport’s expansion from West- girls tackle football program when pizza parlor. He eventually sold Washington and Moosilauke, looks left a lasting and endearing
chester County, NY in the early his daughter was in seventh grade. the property and it now houses the multi-day canoe trips in the Cana- impression on the many variety of
1960s, building courts in 40 US During a reprieve from the plat- renowned National Museum of dian wilderness, and camping ad- people he encountered throughout
states and 16 countries, produc- form tennis court business, Dick Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY. ventures in the ousand Islands his life. Our world feels a little less
ing instructional videos, operating worked for the Edna McConnell Dick rst brought platform ten- of the St. Lawrence River. When colorful without him.
platform tennis camps in Montana Clark Foundation in New York nis to the northern Rockies with the youngest was eight, he deemed A memorial mass and celebra-
and Wyoming and much more un- and focused on improving the a combination paddle camp and them ready for backpacking trips tion of life will be announced by
til the sale of his company in 2002. health and lives of folks in the Ap- dude ranch near Glacier National in the Tetons. Watching their fa- his family at a later date.
He was inducted into the Platform palachian region of Mississippi. Park in MT. Not one to shy away ther stand his ground and call the In lieu of owers, contributions
Tennis Hall of Fame in 1974 when A visionary by nature, another from, well anything, Dick taught blu of a charging bear, and snug- may be made in his honor to Jenny
he was only 39. interlude in the 1970s found him himself “natural horsemanship” gling into backcountry tents while Lake Rangers Fund: c/o Grand
Dick grew up in Scarsdale and as the owner of a beautiful parcel before the Horse Whisperer was he slept in his snow quinzhee hut Teton National Park Foundation,
graduated from Dartmouth Col- of land at the foot of the Tetons a household word. He happily dis- are some of many fond recollec- PO Box 249, Moose, WY 83012
lege in 1957 where he rowed crew, in Wyoming which included an carded his tie for a cowboy hat and tions. In turn, all of the family at- (jennylakerangers.org) or Teton
played football and pole vaulted overbooked KOA campground, in addition to playing ranch host, tribute their love of Jackson Hole, Valley Community Animal Shel-
When the markets twist,tended Columbia University busi- pool, two general stores and gas with the horses when he wasn’t doors to their maverick father.
for the track team. He later at- the region’s only popular indoor became known for his gentle way mountain adventures and the out- ter, PO Box 1507, Driggs, Idaho
83422 ([email protected]).
turn to us for practical advice.ness school where he also earned stations, a fast food restaurant and tending to his proli c ower and Preceded in death by his parents
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There are fourteen punctuation marks in the English language. They are the period, question
JO ANN “Good morning,” I said again mark, exclamation point, comma, semicolon, colon, dash, hyphen, parentheses, brackets,
FRANCELLA less than fteen minutes later. braces, apostrophe, quotation marks and ellipsis.
These days I have a lot of “Can you come to my house garage door, but I was in Brian’s explained with lightning speed. men were starting to hang the
time on my hands and now? I really need your help,” car on Brian’s side of the garage, “Oh, this is madness,” I said. new door. Pat seemed calmer,
I nd myself recalling Pat blurted out frantically. so when I stepped on the gas to and I began feeling that we
fond memories as I sift through back out of the garage, I crashed “Do you even have the paint could possibly pull this o .
and try to organize my pictures. “Sure. Are you okay?” through Brian’s door.” that will match the other door?”
“Yes, and wear old clothes.” e installation of the new
My long-time friend, Pat, and I quickly put on jeans and a “Oh no! And you already “No. I have the paint can, but door took no time at all since
I have always had a “Lucy and sweatshirt, jumped into my car have men here to take it down?” it’s all dried out, so could you these guys were pros, so we
Ethel” type relationship. Any and got to Pat’s house in ten I asked incredulously. go to Home Depot and get the began painting immediately.
crazy idea we had, we felt we minutes at. As I drove into paint and two brushes?” she said Pat is not much taller than
could pull o . What follows her driveway, I noticed that “ ey’re my neighbors who as she threw a st full of twen- my barely ve feet, so we both
is a recounting of an actual the normally serene setting own a garage door company, ties at my chest. struggled with the top part of
incident of her landscape looked like and thank goodness they were the door. We were nally done
a mini war zone. One of the able to come right over.” She “Madness, this is utter mad- and covered with paint, as our
“Good morning,” I sang into garage doors was hanging o was talking about a hundred ness, Pat. You don’t even know arms and legs had bumped and
the phone; although I knew it the frame, crushed and splin- miles per hour and I could how long it will take to remove intertwined trying to get the
was my friend, Pat, who called tered; and wood, bent metal and hardly keep up. the old door and install the new job done as quickly as possible.
me every morning around 9 glass were covering the grass one; and then you want to paint With no time to spare, I threw
a.m. and driveway. Pat was pacing “Okay, clam down and tell me it all before Brian gets home the paint can and brushes into
frantically. A service van with what I can do.” in a few hours? I’m in! I’ll be my car as Pat ran into her house
“Hi Jo, Brian is taking my car two men pulled up next to me. back in forty- ve minutes,” I to wash up and change clothes.
in for an oil change, so I have We all exited our vehicles at the “ e men can replace the said. I was de nitely up for this
his car today. I’m going food same time, and the men quickly door, but they only have white adventure and quickly aban- As I drove down her drive-
shopping and wondered if you began picking up the debris. ones; and I need you to help doned any thoughts of a “me
need anything?” “What the heck happened? me paint it brown to match the day.” SEE FRANCELLA PAGE 9
Are you sure you’re all right?” I other door before Brian gets
“No thanks, I’m good. Today asked as I approached Pat. home right after lunch,” she By the time I returned, the
I’m going to relax and enjoy a “I’m ne, I’m ne. I had my
“me day.” garage door opener in my purse
and I clicked it as soon as I got
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DR. LINDA to our senses of self-esteem, leaving scars that
we remember forever.
FROM PAGE 6
So, to answer your third question, I recom-
parent or teacher said or did that you mend a program that includes parent and
perceived as a compliment? How did you teacher workshops on their part in social
feel and how did it a ect your excitement and emotional learning. And, just because
about learning? you may send homework sheets to do with
parents, unfortunately that doesn’t mean the
Do you remember anything a parent or parent knows how to respond to their child’s
teacher said or did that you perceived as a needs. We’re not all born with an instinct on
put down? Was there a moment you re- how to promote emotionally and socially
member in which one of them criticized or healthy children. Many parents and teach-
embarrassed you? Did it negatively a ect ers did not come from homes where their
your enthusiasm for the task at hand? parents or grandparents even thought about
that. And that’s OK. It’s never too late to
As our identities develop, especially in learn and change the dance.
the early stages, we depend on the positive
and negative responses of those around us to Dr. Linda
help us begin to label ourselves in descriptive
ways (I’m nice, I’m bad, I’m smart, I’m dumb, To parents and teachers: In these unprecedented
I’m lazy, I’m a hard worker, etc.). Chances are times, if you have any concerns about where
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Readers of all ages took a break to color in a sports scene drawn by North Salem resident Nina Bertolino. We had dozens of
submissions and will continue to run photos in upcoming editions. If you didn’t get a chance to color the page in the newspaper,
you can print out a PDF of the page at tapinto.net/towns/north-salem/articles/coloring-pages. Here are the ﬁnished works:
John Jackson, 9, Somers Magali Garnadsinhgeer rp, o6n, yfrSoamphNiorarth Salem
YIsoarbketollwa nUzHzeoig, h8t,s Ralph Riley, 5, Somers
Julia, 8, Ana, 6, and Jackson, 8, from Somers
Thursday, May 28, 2020 North Salem News – Page 11
Swimming season postponed in pandemic
BY TOM BARTLEY not be any hope for pools.” at would keep New York watched the COVID-19 death key, Mayclim suggested.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Lewisboro’s Town Park Pool in South Sa- rate ebb compared with numbers from “As long as it’s in July, I think the Town
lem out of action this year. only weeks ago, Cuomo relaxed restrictions
Although town pools in Katonah and earlier this month on beachfront bathing. Board will consider it,” she said. “Anything
Lewisboro were dry over the Memorial In Bedford, which maintains pools in Acting in concert with Connecticut, New after July, I think they’ll say it’s not nan-
Day weekend, o cials hope they make a each of its three hamlets, including Kato- Jersey and Delaware, he reopened state and cially responsible.”
big splash in time to mark the Fourth of nah, Recreation and Parks Superintendent local beaches and lakeshores just in time for
July. Christoper Soi sees July 1 as the earliest the Memorial Day weekend. When it comes to municipal pools, some
date he can open the swim facilities. Westchester communities have already
But it’s also possible they’ll remain dry all Going into the weekend, local rec lead- thrown in the towel, citing safety concerns
summer. He called that date tentative and said it ers were keenly aware that crowd behavior as much as scal ones in ordering pools
was based on the county’s issuance of re- at waterside over the three day-plus holiday closed for the season.
County permits, required to open the quired operating permits by June 1. Oth- observance could have a critical in uence on
popular facilities, have been stalled by a erwise, he warned during last week’s on- Albany’s decision to allow further openings. Mayclim expressed con dence in her
statewide coronavirus-related lockdown. line Bedford Town Board meeting, “ ere department’s ability to safeguard swimmers
But, with a ban on state beaches lifted to remains a possibility of pool facilities not Moving forward with summer opera- and sta .
accommodate the recent holiday weekend’s opening for the summer season.” tions in either town depends on county
festivities, rec leaders in both towns were Department of Health permits because, “I think we have a good plan in place,”
expressing hope last week that they could In March, responding to a mounting Mayclim said, “none of us can open a pool she said. It includes controlling tra c in
have their waterworks back in time for this death toll from spread of the highly con- without the health department permitting and out of the pool to avoid contact and
year’s reworks. tagious coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo us.” maintaining strict social distancing—made
took steps to lock down the state, closing clear with markers—for everyone at pool-
“We’re hoping for the [state] beaches to schools, shuttering nonessential businesses “We’re waiting to see what the governor side. Lifeguards would be designated “social
have a good social-distancing opening this and directing residents to stay home and says,” she said. ambassadors” and enforce the regulations.
weekend,”Dana Mayclim, Lewisboro’s vet- shelter in place.
eran parks and recreation superintendent, Soi, in his message, told the Town Board “All we really are waiting for is what the
said in an interview last week, before their at self-isolation, which required resi- he expected “signi cant additional guid- state is going to guideline us to do on top of
scheduled reopening. dents to, among other things, avoid gather- ance” from the county within the next two what we’ve been thinking about,” Mayclim
ing in crowds, has been credited with help- weeks. said.
“If it goes badly,” she said, “there might ing to blunt the virus’s lethal rampage. As
e timing of the pool opening could be Soi did not respond to a request for com-
ment regarding Bedford’s safeguards.
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Page 12 – North Salem News HEALTH & WELLNESS Thursday, May 28, 2020
An open letter to the community
BY DR. JIM DWYER one. One of the most alarming ness, and pain that spreads to the and fever, may be signs of ap- top priority, and there are many
GUEST WRITER consequences of this fear is that arms, neck, jaw or back; sudden pendicitis. When caught early, a resources available to help. For
people are staying away from onset of shortness of breath, surgeon can remove the appen- information on emotional sup-
After weeks of isolation and the emergency room even when sweating, dizziness or lighthead- dix and often send you home the port and COVID testing, visit
social distancing, we are nally they are experiencing serious, edness; or unexplained nausea, same day. If the appendix rup- northwell.edu/coronavirus-cov-
seeing signs that our e orts and life-threatening conditions. As a indigestion, or heartburn may all tures, a patient will spend days id-19. For speci c information
sacri ce are paying o as the result, untold numbers of people be signs of heart attack. People in the hospital and be at risk of on what to expect if you need
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Hospital remains committed to We need people to understand • Body weakness, especially on health and wellbeing of our workers on the front lines con-
providing our community with that it is safe to go to the ER, one side; facial droop; di culty patients, physicians and sta . tinue to perform extraordinary
the best and safest person-cen- and far more dangerous to stay speaking or nding words; sud- work during these very di cult
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highest priority continues to be on your feet can be signs of a required to put on a mask and unwavering support and look
our community’s physical and It is important to visit the stroke. When caught early, im- are screened for COVID-19 forward to providing the skilled
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Thursday, May 28, 2020 HEALTH & WELLNESS North Salem News – Page 13
Is it safe to go to the ER with non-covid medical conditions?
It is dangerous to stay home with serious symptoms
BY DR. JAMES DWYER New York has seen a signi cant decrease ere’s a toll that’s taking place in the Body weakness, especially on one side;
CHAIR OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE AT in coronavirus cases, which suggests that United States and internationally, due Facial droop;
NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL we’ve attened the curve. Here are all the to people’s fears of going to the hospital
ways we ensure your safety at the NWH because they think they will get Covid-19 • Di culty speaking or nding words;
DO come to our Emergency Depart- ED: We screen everyone at the front door; there. Sudden loss of vision; Numbness or loss
ment if you have serious symptoms. Everyone wears a mask; When you come of sensation; Unsteadiness on your feet.
into the ED, you go into a private room I urge you to recognize the signs and
DON’T wait for symptoms to go away. immediately; Protection for sta and pa- symptoms of these life-threatening APPENDICITIS
ere is an alarming decline in visits tients prevents exposure to coronavirus. conditions, and to immediately come to When caught early, a surgeon can
our ED if you experience them. Coming
to our Emergency Department among PEOPLE ARE DELAYING VISITS in fast can mean recovery. Delay can have remove the appendix and often send
patients with symptoms of life-threatening TO OUR ED DESPITE SERIOUS very bad consequences. you home the same day. If the appen-
medical conditions, including: heart attack; CONDITIONS LIKE THESE: dix ruptures, you will spend days in the
stroke; appendicitis; trauma; infection. HEART ATTACK hospital and be at risk for life-threatening
• Before the coronavirus outbreak, just People who survive a heart attack may conditions that include peritonitis and
is is part of a very dangerous nation- ve to 10 percent of patients arrived at sepsis. Go to the Emergency Department
wide trend: Emergency Department’s our ED with a ruptured appendix. have weakened heart muscles and are at immediately if you have these symptoms:
around the country are seeing a drop in Now, 50 percent of people with ap- risk for life-threatening complications,
overall patient visits due to people’s fears pendicitis are coming in with a ruptured including another, more serious heart • Pain in the right lower quadrant of the
about Covid-19. Because people are dis- appendix. is means they waited too attack. Go to the ED immediately if you abdomen, which typically increases when
regarding serious (non-Covid) symptoms, long to seek care. have any of these symptoms: Chest pain, you move and intensi es over 24 to 48
untold numbers may be dying at home or • Before coronavirus, 12 percent (just including tightness, and pain that spreads hours. Sometimes accompanied by: Loss
risking long-term health consequences. over one in 10) of people with stroke to the arms, neck, jaw or back; Sudden of appetite; Nausea and vomiting; Fever.
symptoms waited one day before visiting onset of shortness of breath, sweating,
Our ED is seeing half the usual num- our ED. dizziness or lightheadedness; Unex- Bottom line: You will be safe in our
ber of patients. Now, 25 percent (one in four) wait at plained nausea, indigestion, or heartburn. Emergency Department. You will be
least a day, despite symptoms that can cared for. Your chance of getting Co-
Before Covid-19, we saw about 82 include loss of vision, speech, sensation STROKE vid-19 at our facility is far less than your
patients per day. Now, we see half that and weakness on one side. When caught early, immediate treat- chance of getting it in the community. It
number with non-Covid symptoms. • Trauma patients, who could have is far more dangerous to stay home and
serious injuries requiring intervention, are ment may prevent death and minimize wait for serious symptoms to disappear.
is suggests that people who should be also staying home. long-term e ects. Even if a stroke is While you wait, the condition is getting
getting emergency medical attention are minor, it is important to be evaluated worse, treatment is becoming more dif-
choosing to stay home because they’re e truth is, because of the coronavirus, and treated in order to prevent another,
scared of being exposed to coronavirus at more people are dying – and it’s not just possibly devastating, stroke: Go to the cult, and long-term e ects will be more
our facility. from complications of the coronavirus. Emergency Department immediately if debilitating.
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Page 14 – North Salem News Sports Thursday, May 28, 2020
ESPORTS ‘I see it running
like baseball and
going to be right
up alongside them.’
In “Rocket League,”
Yorktown resident Mark
Tinger’s car soars through
the air as he attempts to
direct the ball into the goal.
IMAGE: YOUTUBE SCREENGRAB
Local player leads Oneonta to tournament win
Gaming lls competitive gap during pandemic
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER overall score. Tinger said, helped him grow as likeminded people who shared about it, and then just grind it,”
SPORTS EDITOR “ e tournament was put to- a player, to the point where he his love for esports. e college’s Tinger said.
was able to win the SUNY tour- Esports Club needed new board
Esports, short for electronic gether by the SUNY body as a nament. members, so Adler applied. Ini- Another key is nding the
sports, were already on the rise in whole, designed to support and tially involved in communica- right teammates.
America before the COVID-19 encourage unity throughout this Adler said esports is constantly tions, a board shakeup placed
pandemic emptied our nation’s pandemic going on,” Adler said. challenging misconceptions. Adler as president of the club. “I couldn’t have done it with-
arenas, but a competition-starved “ e winners would receive prize out my team. I’ve been practicing
country is turning its attention money for their school’s emer- “Another view is it takes very As president, Adler has shifted for a year and a half with them,”
even more toward something gency fund. Everything was done little skill to play video games, but the club’s focus back toward its Tinger said. “ ey’re real friends.
once seen as taboo: video games. under the banner of #SUNYto- that’s just comparing the physical original purpose: competitive es- It makes it so much more enjoy-
gether to get everyone on the exertion to other sports,” he said. ports. able.”
“My parents, originally, when I same team.” “You see people running, throw-
said I wanted to compete in video ing things, and crashing into each “ e previous board had been e pandemic, Adler said, has
games at the ripe age of 13, were In “Rocket League,” described other. And in esports there is very moving more toward a casual e- “created an outlet for people to
not too happy with the idea,” as a “vehicular soccer”video game, little motion other than the play- gaming club,” Adler said. “ e take interest in esports.”
said Jacob Adler, a Somers High players use rocket-powered cars ers’ two hands. While the physi- original values that the Esports
School graduate. to hit balls into goals. e game cal exertion may not be there, the Club was founded on was that “ is is really the time for es-
is more complex than it sounds. mental exertion is incredible. It’s competitive nature.” ports to grow,” he said. “Even
Adler is now the president Because the game is played at playing a chess game but with six before, esports was growing
of the Esports Club at SUNY such high speeds, the balls and people against six other people, Getting involved in esports massively. It was really taking a
Oneonta, which just competed cars often go airborne, meaning each with di erent roles to play has never been easier. All players massive step to becoming main-
against dozens of other SUNY players must calculate angles and with strategies and techniques. need is a computer or mobile de- stream.”
schools in three games: “Fort- speeds at which to strike the ball. It’s a been ne-tuned to a degree vice and a desire to succeed.
nite,” “Super Smash Bros. Ul- In addition to displaying dexter- that’s incredible and enthralling Adler called the SUNY tour-
timate,” and “Rocket League.” ity, the most skilled players are to watch.” “One of the things I love about nament a great success for
Oneonta’s team, which included also mentally tough. video games is there is very little Oneonta. In addition to winning
Yorktown’s Mark Tinger, won Adler’s passion for video games interaction that goes on player to the “Rocket League”tournament,
the “Rocket League” champion- Tinger said he is driven by developed when he got his rst player in each game,” Adler said. Oneonta nished in fourth place
ship, defeating Binghamton, 3-0, competition. computer, starting with games “ ere is a screen between you in “Fortnite.”
in the nal round. like “Counter-Strike,” a rst-per- and the game, and that adds to
“Most of the time, I’m not son shooter, and “Minesweeper,” the feeling of anonymity. I think “It was altogether a great turn-
e win earned Oneonta a good enough to win,” Tinger a puzzle game that came pre- that’s what draws so many peo- out for our school because we
$2,000 prize, which will be do- said. “ at failure leads me to be- installed on most PCs. ple. You aren’t yourself anymore, haven’t competed in a tourna-
nated to the college’s student lieve I should try again. If you’re you’re a character. You get to be ment like this before,” Adler said.
emergency fund. e SUNY not willing to push through fail- “Once I started learning about competitive without feeling dis-
Chancellor’s Esports Challenge, ure after failure, you shouldn’t be competitive esports, I started at- criminated against.” Down the line, Adler sees es-
co-sponsored by Extreme Net- playing competitively, because tending events as a spectator just ports taking a foothold in college
works, also awarded $5,000 to most people are not naturally to see what it was like, and I was Games can be fun, but serious athletics.
the SUNY campus with the best gifted.” instantly hooked,” Adler said. players must put in the work.
“I see it running parallel to tra-
All of his previous failures, In college, Adler sought out “Play the game that you like, ditional sports like baseball and
nd the most competitive thing football,”Adler said.“We’re mov-
ing into collegiate. We’re going to
be right up alongside them.”
Thursday, May 28, 2020 SPORTS North Salem News – Page 15
Legends of Yesteryear
If you’re reading this paper on its pub- both played football MARSH others went to family the clip read.
lished date, that means it’s been 98 days MADNESS As a 32-year-old, I don’t know how
since I last covered a varsity game. It will for Yorktown High members living hun-
be another 90 days or so before I get the School in the 1970s. BRIAN dreds of miles away in much wisdom I have to impart, but I’m
chance to do it again, and that’s the best- MARSCHHAUSER upstate New York. His always reminding young(er) reporters that
case scenario. I have vague scrapbook may still they are delivering much more than the
memories of my exist somewhere, but news. Even in today’s digital world, you
at’s a long time without sports. dad opening up his will one day serve as a window into the
My camera has mostly been collect- past. My heart was full reading these old
ing dust. Sometimes I pick it up when a scrapbook to show me I haven’t a clue where articles.
squirrel or bird appears outside my o ce
window, so my camera card is now lled old newspaper clips it is. My dad’s story is just one of many that
with pictures of suburban wildlife. I’m do- deserve to be told.
ing ne, guys. from his youth and After I got o
I’ve found other ways to earn my pay- When we visit athletic elds, we see
check and contribute to our ne newspa- high school playing days. I have always the phone with Mr. Brunelle, I remem- retired numbers and banners reminding
pers during this pandemic, but it’s getting us of championships won, but I’m more
harder and harder to ll these sports pages been in awe of his athletic ability. He was a bered that some public libraries maintain interested in the stories behind them.
every week. At rst, I was energized by the Who are the players? e coaches? Where
idea of getting to do something di erent. star on any playing surface: a football eld, archives of decades-old newspapers. I are they now? What anecdotes have never
Instead of covering games every day and been shared before?
interviewing student-athletes and coaches, a basketball court, a baseball diamond, a searched for a bit and found myself on
I was able to focus my creative energy on I want to bring your scrapbooks back
other exciting projects. golf course, even a bowling alley. My rever- the Chappaqua Library’s website, which into the newspaper. Send us your clips and
But the weekly deadlines come and go, photographs.Tell us your stories. Let’s re-
and I’m forced to dig deeper into my reser- ence for him continued later in life when archived issues of the Patent Trader, a local mind people of the Legends of Yesteryear,
voir of unused ideas to ll the papers again as I’ve tentatively dubbed this series.
the next week. It’s tiring to write and it’s he played rec league softball (I sat on the newspaper that existed during my dad’s
probably tiring to read. After the seasons And to my dad, sorry for my skepti-
were canceled for good, I considered tell- dugout bench and did the books). playing days. cism. Now your four-interception game is
ing my publisher to inde nitely sideline appearing in the newspaper once more, lest
our sports section while I focused my ef- Mr. Brunelle, as I’ve always called him, I sometimes dislike my unusual last anyone doubt its veracity again.
forts on hard news and feature stories.
reminded me of my father’s accomplish- name, but I’m grateful in moments like What We Want
en last week I got a call from an old
friend. Actually, my dad’s old friend to ments, including a four-interception game this. I typed “Marschhauser” into the Photos, stats, stories,
be exact.Tim Brunelle Sr. and my father newspaper clippings
he had against Fox Lane in 1973. My search bar, hit enter, and up came hun-
Send them to
father and his friends talked often about dreds of articles about not just my dad, but [email protected]
this game, especially after having a few about my police sergeant grandfather, and
Budweisers in the parking lot following even a few clips about some other family
one of their softball games, played just a members.
stone’s throw away their old Yorktown It was all there. e one-hitters in base-
High School stomping grounds. I’m ball, the 30-point games in basketball, and
not proud to admit this, but If I’m being of course, the four-interception game in
honest, a doubt about its veracity always football, which came in a 42-0 rout of Fox
persisted in the back of my mind. It had Lane in September 1973.
been decades since high school. Maybe “[Ethan] Kibbe’s outstanding perfor-
they were embellishing? mance overshadowed another superb e ort
When my dad died 16 years ago, his be- by defensive half back Chris Marschhaus-
longings were distributed among his many er, who intercepted four Fox Lane passes
surviving relatives. Some stayed with us, which set up three Yorktown touchdowns,”
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Thursday, May 28, 2020 LEGAL NOTICES North Salem News – Page 17
INFORMATION ON FILING will receive a return email as accordance with Section 495 of and Vote. A military voter means Distrito Escolar de North Salem,
OF THE TENTATIVE ROLL
AND GRIEVANCE DAY: proof of receipt.) the Real Property Tax Law will a qualified voter of New York se llevara acabo miércoles, 27 de
A publication containing be annexed to the final adopted State who is in actual military mayo del 2020 a las 7:30 p.m.
NOTICE OF COMPLETION procedures for contesting an budget, and will be posted on the service and will, therefore, be remotamente y por medio de
OF TENTATIVE assessment is available at the absent from the District in videoconferencia. El propósito
Assessor’s office or online at: District’s website. which he or she is qualified to de esta audiencia será que la junta
ASSESSMENT ROLL vote on the day of registration reciba comentarios del publico
w w w. t a x . n y. g o v / p d f / AND FURTHER NOTICE
IS GIVEN, that in light of
Pursuant to §506 & §526 of p u b l i c a t i o n s / o r p t s / the COVID-19 pandemic and or election or is discharged acerca de los gastos propuestos
the Real Property Tax Law: grievancebooklet.pdf. the resulting closure of school from military service within 30 para 2020-2021 y también el
NOTICE is hereby given Dated this 1st day of buildings, and in an effort to days of an election or a spouse, presupuesto.
that the Assessor of the Town June, 2020 maintain health and safety, parent, child or dependent of the TAMBIEN SE AVISA,
of North Salem, County of Karen Futia, IAO the District Clerk will not be military voter if a qualified voter que todo residente del distrito
Westchester, has completed the Assessor,Town of North Salem registering voters of the District. of New York State and a resident puede obtener una copia de la
tentative assessment roll for the Any person otherwise qualified to of the same school district as declaración de la cantidad de
current year, a copy of which is NORTH SALEM CENTRAL vote, who is currently registered the military voter or military dinero que se necesitara para
SCHOOL DISTRICT for any general election, pursuant personnel residing on a military financiar el presupuesto del
filed with the Town Clerk. The to Article 5 of the Election Law, base within a school district in distrito escolar para 2020-2021,
roll may be viewed online at NORTH SALEM, NEW or who is currently registered New York State for a period of a excepción de fondos públicos,
www.northsalemny.org YORK 10560 with the School District and 30 days immediately preceding y la especificación de los varios
has voted in 2016, 2017, 2018 or the election. propósitos y la cantidad para cada
Notice is hereby given that the NOTICE OF ANNUAL
Assessor will be in attendance
with the Tentative Assessment MEETING, ELECTION, AND 2019 in a school district election, BY ORDER OF THE uno durante los catorce (14) días
Roll for the Town of North BUDGET VOTE shall be entitled to vote. All other BOARD OF EDUCATION antes de la reunión anual en la
Salem on the following days and persons who wish to vote must OF THE NORTH SALEM página web del Distrito Escolar.
times: The Board of Education register with the County Board CENTRAL SCHOOL TAMBIEN SE AVISA que un
Thurs. June 4, 2020 from 2:00 of the North Salem Central of Elections by mail or online DISTRICT Informe de Exención al Impuesto
PM to 6:00 PM – By Phone School District, HEREBY through the NYS Department Westchester and Putnam a la Propiedad elaborado en
Only GIVES NOTICE that the of Motor Vehicles electronically Counties, New York conformidad con la sección
Tues. June 9, 2020 from 9:00 Annual Meeting, Annual School website at https://dmv.ny.gov/ Dated: May 4, 2020, 495 de la Ley del Impuesto a
AM to1:00 PM – By Phone District Election and Budget more-info/electronic-voter- North Salem, New York la Propiedad será anexado al
Only Vote of the residents of the registration-application Mary Rhuda, District Clerk presupuesto final aprobado y será
Thurs. June 11, 2020 from School District, qualified to AND NOTICE IS ALSO Publish: North Salem News, on publicado en la pagina web del
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM – By vote at school meetings in the GIVEN, that absentee ballots will the following dates: Distrito Escolar.
Phone Only District, will be held remotely, be sent to all known registered May 12, 2020, May 26, 2020 ADEMAS SE AVISA que
Sat. June 13, 2020 from 9:00 by absentee ballots only on voters. Absentee ballots must be dado a la enfermedad y la
AM to 1:00 PM – By Phone Tuesday, June 9, 2020 until 5:00 received by the District Clerk by DISTRITO ESCOLAR pandemia de COVID-19 que
CENTRAL DE NORTH ha resultado en que las escuelas
Only p,m,, for the purpose of voting no later than 5:00 p.m. on June estén cerradas y para apoyar
SALEM nuestro esfuerzo en mantener
(Due to Covid-19 restrictions, on the statement of estimated 9, 2020. NORTH SALEM, NUEVA salud y seguridad, la Oficinista
del Distrito no registrara a los
the Assessor is available for expenses for the ensuing school AND NOTICE IS ALSO YORK 10560
appointment by phone only. year (School District Budget), GIVEN that Military Voters
Please call the office at 914- and for the purpose of electing may apply to register as a
669-5214, to schedule an two (2) members of the Board qualified voter of the District AVISO DE REUNIÓN votantes del Distrito. Cualquier
appointment.) Call for additional of Education. The following and/or apply for a military ballot ANUAL, ELECCIONES, persona que sea calificada para
availability. vacancies are to be filled on the by contacting the District Clerk VOTO DEL PRESUPUESTO votar, que esta registrada para
Board of Education: at Telephone (914) 669-5414, Y REGISTRO DE VOTANTES cualquier elección general, de
Pursuant to §508 & §525 of Ext. 1011, or email: [email protected] acuerdo con el Articulo 5 de la
the Real Property Tax Law:
TERM/NAME OF LAST northsalemschools.org, to receive Ley de Elecciones, o que este
GRIEVANCE DAY – TUESDAY, INCUMBENT an application to register as a La Junta de Educación del recién registrada con el Distrito
JUNE 16, 2020: • Three (3) years, expiring June qualified voter of the District Distrito Escolar Central de North Escolar y que ha votado en
Notice is hereby given that the 30, 2023/Andrew Brown and/or to receive a ballot for the Salem, POR ESTE MEDIO 2016, 2017, 2018, y 2019 en una
Board of Assessment Review • Three (3) years, expiring June Annual Meeting on June 9, 2020. AVISA que la Reunión Anual, elección del Distrito Escolar
for the Town of North Salem, 30, 2023/Kurt Guldan The Military Voter may indicate la Elección anual del Distrito tiene el derecho a votar. Todas
Westchester County, will meet NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, their preference for receiving Escolar y el Voto del presupuesto las otras personas que deseen
to hear and examine all properly that a public hearing on the the registration application by para los residentes del Distrito votar tienen que registrarse con la
filed complaints in relation to proposed 2020-2021 budget mail, by facsimile or electronic Escolar, que son calificados Junta de Elecciones del Condado
assessments of Real Property of the North Salem Central mail (email). The application to para votar en las reuniones de por correo o por la red electrónica
on June 16th 4 PM – 8 PM School District, will be held register and/or for a ballot must la escuela en el distrito, serán a través del Departamento de
BY APPOINTMENT. Due to on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 be received by the District Clerk hechas remotamente y por medio Motores y Vehículos de Nueva
Covid-19, such meeting may at 7:30 p.m. remotely, by no later than 5:00 P.M. on May de voto por ausencia y solamente York por medio de la pagina
occur remotely by conference videoconferencing. The purpose 14, 2020. Military ballots will be se llevara acabo el martes, 9 de web: https://dmv.ny.gov/
call or similar service. Contact of such hearing will be for the mailed or otherwise distributed de junio, 2020 hasta las 5:00 more-ingo/electornic-voter-
the Town Assessor’s Office prior Board to receive comments from no later than 25 days before the p.m. con el propósito de votar registration-application.
to June 16th for details and to the public on the proposed 2020- election. Military ballots must sobre la declaración de gastos TAMBIEN SE AVISA que
schedule an appointment. ALL 2021 expenditure of funds and be received by the District Clerk estimados para el año siguiente votos por ausencia serán enviados
COMPLAINT FORMS MUST the budgeting thereof. 5:00 P.M. on election day and (presupuesto del distrito escolar) a todas las personas que están
BE FILED BY 8 PM ON June AND FURTHER NOTICE show a cancellation mark of the y con el propósito de la elección registradas para votar. Votos por
16th, 2020. (Property owners IS GIVEN, that a copy of the U.S postal service or a foreign de dos (2) miembros de la Junta ausencia tienen que ser recibidos
wishing to appear before the statement of the amount of country’s postal service, or show de Educación. Las siguientes por la Oficinista del Distrito a
Board of Assessment Review money which will be required a dated endorsement of receipt vacantes deben ser llenadas en la mas tardar antes de las 5:00 p.m.
must have their grievance to fund the School District’s by another agency of the U.S. Junta de Educación: el 9 de junio del año 2020.
application, RP-524, and budget for 2020-2021, exclusive government or be signed and Y TAMBIEN SE AVISA que
supporting documentation of public monies, and specifying dated by the military voter and TÉRMINO/NOMBRE DEL los votantes militares pueden
received by the Town Assessor by the several purposes and amount one witness thereof, with a date ULTIMO TITULAR aplicar para registrase como un
June 15th by mailing to: Board for each, may be obtained by any which is ascertained to be not • Tres (3) años, que se expiran votante calificado del Distrito
of Assessment Review, C/O resident in the District during the later than the day before the el 30 de junio, 2023/Andrew y/o aplicar por un boleto militar
Town of North Salem Assessor; fourteen (14) days immediately election. A list of all persons to Brown por medio de comunicarse con la
270 Titicus Rd; North Salem, preceding the Annual Meeting whom military ballots shall have • Tres (3) años, que se expiran Oficinista del Distrito al teléfono
NY 10560, OR by scanning on the District website been issued will be available to el 30 de junio, 2023/Kurt Guldan (914) 669-5414, ext. 1011, o por
& emailing to [email protected] NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, qualified voters of the District, TAMBIEN SE AVISA, que correo electrónico: [email protected]
northsalemny.org . (Emailed that a Real Property Tax upon request, until the day of the una audiencia publica sobre el SEE LEGALS PAGE 19
applications are preferred and Exemption Report prepared in Annual School District Election presupuesto del 2020-2021 del
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Thursday, May 28, 2020 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE North Salem News – Page 19
LEGALS votante militar signi ca un SSNY designated as agent of O ce Location: Westchester Aggregate Sports, LLC. Art.
votante cali cado para votar en
FROM PAGE 17 el estado de Nueva York que the LLC upon whom process County, NY. SSNY designated Of Org. led with SSNY on
esta actualmente en servicio
northsalemschools.org, para militar y por ese motivo estará against it may be served. SSNY as agent of the LLC upon whom 4/20/2020. O ce Location:
recibir una aplicación para ausente del Distrito en el cual
registrarse como un votante esta cali cado para votar en el shall mail process to: 2 Hudson process against it may be served. Westchester County. SSNY
cali cado del distrito y/o recibir día de registración o elección
un boleto para la Junta Anual o esta descargado de servicio Street #4C, Yonkers, NY 10701. SSNY shall mail process to: designated as aagent of the LLC
el 9 de junio del año 2020. El militar dentro de 30 días de una
votante militar puede indicar elección o un esposo, padre, hijo o Purpose: any lawful purpose. Michael Darviche, 60 Highridge upon whom process against
su preferencia para recibir la dependiente del votante militar si
aplicación para registrarse a cali ca para votar en el estado de LLC FORMATION NOTICE Road, Hartsdale NY 10530. it may be served. SSNY shall
través de correo por fax o por Nueva York y es residente en una Purpose: any lawful purpose. mail a copy of process to: C/O
correo electrónico. La aplicación base militar dentro de un distrito
para registrarse y /o el boleto escolar en el estado de Nueva Notice of Formation of 28 LLC FORMATION NOTICE Aggregate Sports, LLC., 205
tiene que ser recibido por la York por un periodo de 30 días Miller Ave LLC. Art. Of Org. Nyac Ave. Pelham, NY, 10803.
O cinista del Distrito a mas inmediatamente después de una
tardar antes de las 5:00 p.m. el elección. led with SSNY on 5/6/20. Notice of Formation of Purpose: any lawful purpose.
14 de mayo del 2020. Boletos
militares serán enviados por POR ORDEN DE LA Did you know?
correo o de cualquier otra manera JUNTA DE EDUCACION
distribuidos a no mas tardar 25 DEL DISTRITO ESCOLAR Social distancing guidelines encouraging people to advice of their own physicians. One of the concerns
días antes de la elección. Boletos stay in their homes as much as possible led many to about telehealth noted by representatives for the U.S.
militares tienen que ser recibidos CENTRAL DE NORTH wonder what to do in regard to visiting their physi- Department of Health and Human Services is the
por la O cinista del Distrito a las SALEM cians. Telehealth is one option people may want to di culty of monitoring health care providers who
5:00 p.m. en el día de elecciones y explore. Sometimes referred to as “telemedicine,” may not have patients’ best interests in mind. is
mostrar una fecha de cancelación Condados de Westchester y telehealth enables patients to speak with their physi- can lead to certain problems, including overprescrib-
del servicio postal de EEUU o Putnam, Nueva York cians via phone, tablet or conferencing apps such as ing medications and doctors o ering medical advice
una fecha de cancelación de un Zoom. is can help patients and their physicians to patients in states where the physicians are not li-
país extranjero, o mostrar una Fecha: 5 de mayo 2020, North reduce their risk for exposure to viruses such as CO- censed to practice. Speaking only with physicians
fecha de aprobación o recibo Salem, Nueva York VID-19, but also other conditions that can weaken who have already treated you is one way to avoid this
de una agencia del gobierno de their immune systems and, as a result, make them potential pitfall associated with telehealth services.
EEUU o una rma y fecha por Mary Rhuda, O cinista del more vulnerable to illness.But as helpful as telehealth
el votante militar y un testigo con Distrito can be while social distancing restrictions remain in is article is provided by Metro Creative
una fecha que sea antes del día de place,it’s important that patients continue to seek the Connection.
la elección. Una lista de todas las Publicar en: North Salem News, en
personas a quienes se les dieron las siguientes fechas:
boletos militares estar disponible
para votantes cali cados del 12 de mayo de 2020 y 26 de mayo
distrito para inspección publica de 2020
hasta el día del voto y elección
anual del Distrito Escolar. Un LLC FORMATION NOTICE
Notice of Formation of
Christian’s Phoenix Hauling,
LLC. Art. Of Org. led with
SSNY on 5/04/2020 O ce
Location: Westchester County.
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