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Published by Halston Media, 2021-04-08 11:01:07

North Salem News 04.08.21

North Salem’s only weekly newspaper mailed to every home and business.

Vol. 7 No. 4 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, April 8, 2021

Gunshots reported North Salem considers future
at Bridleside of legalized marijuana

BY CAROL REIF K spokesman A.J. Hicks said last BY CAROL REIF tities municipalities can directly Somers had, in 2019, considered
STAFF WRITER week. STAFF WRITER control; everything else that’s passing a law that would have
allowable under the law–such banned any kind of pot shops
State Police are investigating af- As of Monday, April 5, police Now that Albany has le- as permission to grow up to six anywhere within its borders.
ter someone reportedly red a gun were not releasing further details, galized adult-use recreational marijuana plants for personal
at a car parked at Bridleside Apart- such as whether a suspect had been marijuana, communities such use or possess up to 3 ounces of e year before, it had amended
ments in North Salem. identi ed or arrested. as North Salem have to decide weed–remains intact. its zoning code to control where
what that ultimately means to vaping products could be sold.
Gunshots were reported by resi- e car in question was left with them. North Salem Supervisor
dents of the housing complex o several bullet holes in it and two Warren J. Lucas noted last week en, last April, when it became
June Road around 3 a.m. on Sun- punctured tires. Another vehicle e new law, signed by Gov. that if the town wants to opt obvious that legalization was
day, March 28. parked nearby also had a damaged Andrew Cuomo on March 31, out, the Town Board must pass inevitable, Somers considered
tire. allows cities, towns and villag- a local law. regulating where dispensaries
Authorities are calling it an iso- es to opt out of allowing retail could be located.
lated incident. ere was “no threat Anyone with information about pot dispensaries or licenses for “I believe the Town Board is
to the public at this time,” Troop the incident is being asked to con- “consumption sites.” Under the not in favor of having marijuana Cuomo and lawmak-
tact State Police at (914) 769-2600. measure’s previous iteration, sold in town,” he said. “In talk- ers couldn’t agree last year on
only counties and cities with ing to all of the other supervi- whether a portion of the mari-
PHOTO: TOM WALOGORSKY populations over 100,000 would sors in Westchester County, I juana sales taxes should be al-
have been able to do so. know they feel the same.” located to the largely minority
Gunshots were reported by residents of the Bridleside Apartments in areas that have been dispropor-
the early hours of March 28. e latest action comes seven Lucas confabbed with local tionately impacted by pot-relat-
years after the state legalized leaders who have already seen ed arrests. e legislation never
medical marijuana. medical marijuana locations in made it into the 2020-2021
their municipalities. state budget.
Although the law took ef-
fect immediately, municipalities “ e hassles they go through, Somers is likely to hold pub-
have until Dec. 31 to pass a local we really don’t want or need it lic hearings on a local opt-out
opt-out law subject to permis- sold here,” he said. law no later than September.
sive referendum. Municipalities Somers Town Attorney Ro-
can, but are not obligated to, Lucas plans to urge the Town land A. Baroni, who also advises
put the matter up for a public Board to “move forward” to opt North Salem, plans to get to-
vote, but would be required to out. gether with other municipal le-
do so if petitioned by a certain gal eagles to draft “a pretty stan-
percentage of registered voters. SMOKE SIGNALS dard, stand-alone law” so there’s
e smoke signals from Al- “some uniformity” among
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The Staff Harckham announces Earth Day poster contest

EDITORIAL TEAM BY CAROL REIF movement in 1970. It was con- Agency (EPA) had been formed cation Act,  the Occupational
TOM WALOGORSKY STAFF WRITER ceived by Sen. Gaylord Nelson, and rst-of-their-kind envi- Safety and Health Act, and the
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 then a junior senator from Wis- ronmental laws,  including the Clean Air  Act had been passed.
[email protected] School kids are invited to show consin who was concerned about National Environmental Edu- Several years later, Congress
some love for Mother Nature the deteriorating environment passed the Clean Water Act, then
ADVERTISING TEAM by creating posters celebrating in the country. In 1969, people the Endangered Species Act, and
PAUL FORHAN Earth Day. started to pay more attention to the Insecticide, Fungicide, and
the environment after a massive Rodenticide Act.
(914) 806-3951 Sen. Pete Harckham (D-South oil spill sent 3 million gallons
[email protected] Salem), who is sponsoring the of crude into the waters o Students are asked to create a
creative commemoration, said Santa Barbara, Calif. It poster that could be used as part
BRUCE HELLER that this year’s theme, “Reduce, created a slick that was
(914) 486-7608 Reuse, Recycle,” is designed to 35 miles long along the of the Earth Day 2021 cam-
[email protected] engage students on the topic of coast and killed thou- paign. All submissions must
waste reduction. sands of sh, birds, and
LISA KAIN sea mammals. Not only be uploaded to the Earth
(201) 317-1139 Earth Day “is such a great way did it spur the Day page on Harckham’s
[email protected] for children to learn more about environmental website,
CORINNE STANTON the environmental challenges movement, it eform/submit/earth-
(914) 760-7009 that we are facing,” Harckham forever changed day, by April 19. e
[email protected] said Tuesday, March 30. the trajectory of oil posters will be on
and gas exploration display on the web-
JAY GUSSAK “Teaching tomorrow’s leaders in California. site after that date.
(914) 299-4541 about the importance of recycling Harckham repre-
[email protected] and waste reduction bene ts us By the end of sents the 40th dis-
JENNIFER CONNELLY all, and this celebration makes it 1970, the U.S. Envi- trict, which includes
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Thursday, April 8, 2021 Your Neighbor North Salem News – Page 3
Mairead Dooley embraced
The spirit of giving a family tradition of
helping others.
Volunteer e ort keeps family tradition alive
Everett Trauring of
BY TOM WALOGORSKY year of cancellation, Mairead took Almost 100 baskets Cardinal McCloskey
EDITOR action. were donated. Community Services
accepting the donations.
e idea of showing kindness In addition to her studies at Ken- Patrick Dooley and friend Jameson
to strangers is alive and well with nedy, Mairead also serves as a vol- Juan helping with baskets.
Mairead Dooley of North Salem. unteer catechist at the St. Joseph’s
Religious Education Program. PHOTOS COURTESY OF DONNA DOOLEY
A junior at Kennedy Catholic
High School, Mairead recently “Mairead knew it was always
organized an Easter basket drive something that we had done as
through the St. Joseph’s Religious a family and she wondered if we
Education Program in Somers. e could do it through St. Joseph’s,”
bene ciary of this e ort would be explains Donna.
the Cardinal McCloskey Com-
munity Center in Valhalla, a social Mairead would approach Direc-
service agency that assists devel- tor of Religious Education Pam
opmentally disabled adults and Crozier and Fr. John Lagiovane
children from foster care and low who both supported the idea im-
income families. In addition to mediately. However, the problem
helping a worthy cause, Mairead remained of how to gather dona-
Dooley’s e orts also allowed her to tions due to social distancing re-
continue a proud family tradition strictions and classes being con-
of sel ess giving. ducted remotely.

“ is started out before I was In a fortuitous turn of events, St.
even in high school,” explains Jospeh’s would be holding confes-
Mairead.“It was a tradition through sion just before Easter which would
Kennedy with Sister Barbara, and bring families to the church in per-
every year they would make Easter son. e Dooleys seized the oppor-
baskets and donate them.” tunity and put the word out about
the need for Easter basket material
Sister Barbara Heil was a teacher donations. e response did not
at Kennedy Catholic High School disappoint.
for nearly 50 years. She was killed
in a car accident on March 4, 2016. “We received so many di erent
In the wake of this tragic loss, the donations, we had a lot of toys and
Dooley family took it upon them- eggs and Peeps, and an abundance
selves to continue the Easter basket of chocolate,” says Mairead. “Once
drive. I was able to organize and catego-
rize everything it got a little easier.”
“We decided to continue the
tradition with my brothers and my e collection e ort took several
mom,” explains Mairead. “It was days, followed by the painstaking
just a nice thing to do.” process of assembling each basket
to ready them for donation. Al-
e collection and donation of though she received an assist one
Easter baskets would continue afternoon from younger brother
with Mairead’s older brother Aidan Patrick and family friend Jameson,
Dooley. Aidan’s e ort would bring Mairead handled the bulk of proj-
donations from numerous families, ect singlehandedly.
and the e ort was dubbed “Baskets
for Barbara” in honor of Sister Bar- When the e ort was nished,
bara Heil. Mairead had managed to construct
nearly 100 Easter baskets packed
After Aidan graduated, his with candy and toys that were de-
younger brother Kieran would con- livered to the Cardinal McCloskey
tinue the e ort for the following Community Center.
two years, collecting and assem-
bling baskets to be donated to the “I’m proud that she did this by
Cardinal McCloskey Community herself,” says Donna Dooley of her
Center. daughter’s e orts. “And we’re really
thankful to Pam Crozier, she really
“We always donated to the Car- supported Mairead’s e orts imme-
dinal McCloskey Community diately and she was instrumental in
Center,” says mother Donna Dool- making this work. And as a student
ey, who has supported all of her at Kennedy Catholic, it’s really im-
children in their e orts. “ e Di- bedded in what they teach them
rector of Events, Kerry Gutekunst, there, being of service to others.”
is just amazing, and they were so
appreciative. It just grew into this In addition to her studies and
really nice tradition.” volunteer work at St. Josephs,
Mairead is also working towards
After Kieran graduated, the Eas- her Gold Award for Girl Scouts.
ter basket drive was forced into a However, she is never too busy to
hiatus when the Covid pandemic
hit last year. As it appeared that the nd time to help others.
e ort might be facing its second “It’s good that I still have time to
do things like this for the commu-
nity,” she says.

Page 4 – North Salem News BALANCED ROCK Thursday, April 8, 2021

Ruth Keeler to this informal group of local - 9 p.m. Erik Larson’s new book Salem resident Ian Morris, who gether. Ages 2-3, Mondays 2:30-
Memorial Library expert garden enthusiasts. “ e Splendid and the Vile: A played for Dickinson College 3:20 p.m. at JB Park, April 19 -
Saga of Churchill, Family, and and professionally in Ireland for June 7. Fee: $145
Because of the spike in COV- THEANNE GRIFFITH, De ance, During the Blitz” tells the Limerick Sport Eagles. Ian
ID cases, the library will be closed NEUROSCIENTIST AND the story of London facing the has coached both high school SQUIRTS MULTI SPORTS
to the public. Curbside pickup CHILDREN’S BOOK Blitz in World War II through and college teams. e Squirts Multi Sports
will still be allowed. For more in- AUTHOR the characters of British Prime
formation please visit www.ruth- Minister Winston Churchill, LEARN TO SKATE AT program allows children to Sunday, April 11, from 1-2 members of his family, and his BREWSTER ICE ARENA try a variety of di erent sports
p.m. Gri th’s books blend her various advisers. throughout the season includ-
Most programs are on passions of storytelling and sci- e Learn-to-Skate program ing Lacrosse, Soccer and Track
ZOOM. Send an email to kee- ence, taking young readers on out Recreation is for 4-12 year olds at vary- & Field. All sports are taught
[email protected] if you of this world adventures they’ll Programs ing levels of skating experience. in a safe and structured learning
wish to participate. A link and a never forget. $185 per session, per skater. Fee environment designed to ensure
password will be provided. Registration for all programs includes public skate before les- learning and most importantly:
NAVIGATING COLLEGE is online at www.northsalemny. son. Skate Rental not included. fun, fun, fun! Ages 3-4, Mon-
TEEN BOOK GROUP ADMISSIONS DURING org/recreation. For any questions, Fridays 5:30 - 6 p.m. OR Tues- days 3:30-4:20 p.m. at JB Park,
Meets weekly on Tuesdays, COVID 19 contact North Salem Recreation days 5:10-5:40p.m. Session 5 April 19 - June 7. Fee: $145
Department at (914)669-5665 starts Tuesday, April 27 or Friday,
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sion of the book, as well as play a grams and as a result, lower ac- your skills. Improve your physi- e Parent & Me Multi have graduated from Squirts
game of Kahoot. ceptance rates. Ron Feuchs from cal tness.Train like a champion. Sports Squirts program allows Multi Sports or for children
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Saturday, April 10 from 10- BIOGRAPHY BOOK CLUB learn the importance of good con dence as you engage in fun es, games, and activities in a va-
11 a.m. Meets monthly on the sportsmanship.Train with North sports activities and games to- riety of sports. Ages 5-6, Mon-
second Saturday of the month. Tuesday, April 13th, from 7:30 days 4:30-5:20 p.m. at JB Park,
Bring your questions and ideas April 19 - June 7. Fee: $145.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021 North Salem News – Page 5

and her

VP Sal

Mary Winter Mike Winter Larry
Lions Club welcomes
new members PHOTOS
e North Salem Lions Club recently added to their ranks by OF NORTH
o cially welcoming several new members on Saturday, March SALEM LIONS
During a brief ceremony at Ruth Keeler Memorial Library,
new members were given their Lions pins, certi cates of Mary
membership, and a package of materials about the Lions Molina
International Organization. and her
New members Mary Cate and Larry Devey, Mary and Mike Elina Zak.
Winter, and Mary Molina were welcomed by club members
as they took part in the Easter Basket Drive-By event. e Bath
occasion was organized by Membership Chair Sal Pantezzi and
Elina Zak.

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Officials encourage dog licensing

BY CAROL REIF has been vaccinated against rabies the vaccine. ment fees, which start at $50. plenty in rural North Salem–are

STAFF WRITER and he urged dog owners to con- Anyone who fails to get their North Salem residents are al- also a concern and may be to blame

tact Town Clerk Maria Hlushko pets vaccinated and keep their vac- lowed to have up to three dogs. If when smaller dogs go missing. In

Spring has sprung and rac- to get one. cinations up-to-date could face they want to own more, they must 2018, several Westchester commu-

coons, skunks, bats and foxes are “It helps when we nd them on nes as high as $2,000. apply for a special permit through nities reported a spike in attacks by

more active. And this means that the road to get them back to you,” A pet that is up to date with the town’s Zoning Board of Ap- aggressive, possibly rabid coyotes.

Fido or Fi are more at risk of he said. its rabies vaccinations would only peals. Experts advise pet owners to

contracting rabies if they encoun- Lucas said Westchester resi- need a booster dose of vaccine Licenses, which must be re- keep their pets secure at home in a

ter them. dents can bring their dogs,cats and within ve days of that pet’s ex- newed each year, cost $11 for fenced-in yard.

Every year, North Salem makes ferrets in for free rabies vaccina- posure to a known or suspect ra- spayed or neutered dogs; $23 for

a plea to residents to license their tions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun- bid animal. According to county unsprayed or unneutered pups. NUMBERSTO KNOW

pets. day, April 25, at Stamen Animal health o cials,animals that are not ere is no charge for service All animal bites or contact with

e reasons why are simple, of- Hospital, 61 Quaker Ridge Road, must be quarantined or euthanized (guide, war, police, therapy, work- animals suspected of having rabies

cials say: It’s state law; it helps New Rochelle. following contact with a rabid or ing, etc.) dogs. must be reported to the Westches-

controls and prevent the spread “Vaccinating your pet against ra- suspected rabid animal. Impoundment nes for the ter County Health Department at

of diseases, and it’s crucial for the bies will protect your pet and your A change in behavior is often rst violation is $50. For a second 914- 813-5000.

prompt return of lost pets. family in case your pet has contact the rst sign of a rabies infection. that occurs within a 12-month After hours, callers should fol-

According to Supervisor War- with a rabid or potentially rabid e animal may become abnor- period, the ne rises to $100, and low instructions in the recorded

ren J.Lucas,last year the town’s an- animal,” said Dr. Sherlita Amler, mally aggressive or unusually tame. then to $150 (plus kennel fees) for message for reporting public health

imal control o cer had to pick up Westchester County’s health com- It could lose its fear of people and any subsequent o enses within a emergencies 24 hours a day.

at least one lost dog every month. missioner. become docile or be excited and 12-month period. To learn more about rabies and

Many of them had no identi ca- Under New York state law, dogs irritable. Infected animals some- Dogs must be licensed by the its prevention, visit www.westches-

tion, sometimes not even a collar. and cats must receive their rst times stagger, spit and froth at the time they’re four months old. e, like the depart-

at meant they had to be rabies vaccine no later than four mouth. owner must provide the gender,ac- ment on Facebook at facebook.

housed at the town’s expense months after Children should be discouraged tual or approximate age, breed and com/wchealthdept or follow it on

in a local animal hospi- birth. A sec- from touching unfamiliar animals color of the dog and present proof Twitter at @wchealthdept.

tal. At about $20 a ond rabies shot and to tell an adult right away if that their pet has had its rabies To read the state Department

day, that can re- must be given they’ve been bitten or scratched. shots. If the dog has been spayed of Environmental Conservation’s

ally add up. within one year of North Salem frequently posts or neutered, they must provide a guidance on avoiding human-coy-

Last week, the rst vaccine, pictures of lost pets on its NorthSa- certi cate or a davit. If a pet has ote con icts, visit https://www.dec.

Lucas noted with additional lemNYinfo Facebook page. Once an ID, whether it’s a microchip, tag

that without a booster shots re- dogs are identi ed,their owners are or tattoo, it can be quickly reunited For more information about dog

proper license, quired every one noti ed by certi ed mail. ey can with its owner if lost. licenses, contact the North Salem

there’s no way to to three years after “redeem” them after proving they Coyotes (which can be rabid) town clerk’s o ce at 914-669-

tell whether a dog that, depending on are licensed and paying impound- and hawks–of which there are 5577.

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Harckham expresses support for
creation of State Office of Mental
Health, Addiction and Wellness

New York State Senator Pete tered agency focused on holistic ticipation from the public and PHOTO COURTESY OF THE OFFICE OF SENATOR PETER HARCKHAM
Harckham, a coalition of be- care and co-occurring disorders private sector unions. Scope of
havioral health advocates and while reducing barriers to treat- practice issues will be looked at as Sen. Pete Harckham at the podium during the press conference in
concerned residents held a press ment and funding,” said Harck- well. Rather than focus on cost- support of the OHM and OASAS merger.
conference today on the East ham. “Once created, this new savings, the real intention is to
Capitol steps of the State Capitol agency will be better positioned create an agency that implements these state agencies and outline a particularly representation from
to express support for creating an to establish behavioral health established best practices. process that breaks down the si- black, indigenous and people of
O ce of Mental Health, Addic- parity—equal treatment of men- los in care for youth and families color (BIPOC) communities, to
tion and Wellness. tal health conditions and sub- Harckham noted that the pro- so they can recover together.” ensure services are delivered to
stance us disorders—to an extent posed merger “did not come out
Right now, a proposal to that patients and families will of a vacuum”—it has been dis- Dr. Angelia Smith-Wilson, ex- those who need it most.”
merge the state O ce of Men- bene t in meaningful ways.” cussed conceptually for years, in- ecutive director of Friends of Re- Denise Murphy McGraw,
tal Health (OMH) and the Of- cluding intense outreach by both covery – New York, said, “Friends American Association of Mar-
“ e integration of these agen- agencies over the last 18 months. of Recovery – New York hears riage & Family erapists of
ce of Addiction Services and cies re ects what we know about stories every day of individuals New York Chapter, said, “New
Supports (OASAS) to create better outcomes: Individuals who “With frightening levels of seeking recovery for co-occurring York’s licensed family therapists
a new state agency—O ce of receive integrated mental health suicide and overdose during the mental health and substance use know the chances of long-term
Mental Health, Addiction and and substance services show bet- Covid-19 pandemic, the time disorder issues and not receiv- recovery increase when the en-
Wellness—has received strong ter clinical improvements and to move forward is now,” said ing the care that they so des- tire family receives support and
backing from advocacy groups report better treatment satisfac- Harckham. perately need. e time is now treatment. at is why we join
across the state, but still lacks a tion,” said Brouk in a statement to create strategic integration Senator Harckham in calling for
full commitment from the State read at the press conference. Andrea Smyth, executive di- that adequately addresses both a uni ed state agency so future
Assembly. Sen. Harckham, chair “Getting patients out of ‘siloed’ rector of the New York State Co- mental health and substance use treatment can be integrated and
of the Senate Committee on Al- treatment is better for them and alition for Children’s Behavioral disorders, with the advocates, regulations streamlined.”
coholism and Substance Abuse, it is better for their providers.” Health, said, “We know the fu-
and State Sen. Samra G. Brouk, ture of youth- and family-driven
chair of the Senate Committee To address various concerns care must feature integrated ser-
on Mental Health, were instru- about the merger, the one house vice delivery. Many of us have
mental in getting the proposal Senate budget includes the cre- been working toward the integra-
put into the Senate’s on-house ation of a stakeholder advisory tion of health, mental health and
budget plan. board comprised of providers, addiction services that respond
families, treatment professionals to family needs for years. at is
“ e purpose of the merger is and paraprofessionals, plus par- why we want the Legislature to
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A little o the top Pranks of days past

MAN work is going to be on the oor in 15 SEASONAL were loved. Sometimes the older books are
OVERBOARD minutes. I’m de nitely not going to TIDBITS old library books, either retired or ones that
bother to ask if I can put the Yankee were never returned. If I get lucky I will nd
RICK game on the TV. LAURA the original library card with the return dates
MELÉN CAMPAGNA stamped on it in faded blue or black ink. Old
Finally JD got his scissors out and cookbooks are also fun to collect. Old news-
When my hair gets so long asked me if I want the same thing as As I have written in the past, I collect paper clippings of recipes and old recipe cards
that it starts getting caught usual. Yes of course I do. I’m not one things. It does not matter what it is, I are left in between the pages which are often
in the car door, especially for change, I don’t even like having will often nd one of something and stained with droplets of oil or cake batter. You
if it’s not even my car, it’s time to go change in my pockets. Who knows, decide that I want a few more of that same know those books were loved.
visit my man JD at the unisex hair maybe one day I’ll try something thing and before you know it I have a collec-
salon. I know probably no one has di erent, maybe a man-bun or even tion. I may hold onto it for years and years, or I recently came across a book I now want to
used the word “unisex” since the last man-pigtails if it would grow back discard it after a few months. No rhyme or collect and believe it will be a challenge to nd
World’s Fair, but using this subter- after that one day. I think I might reason why I collect. Perhaps it’s the feeling of more of the same subject. It is an old library
fuge I won’t need to adjust any of my look good with a shag, just like the accomplishment when I have found that one book of games, more speci cally,“Games and
pronouns. carpet we had in our den in the piece to complete the collection. Stunts for All Occasions,”from the 1940s. It
1970’s. still has the original library card in the pocket
e wash-and-rinse gal asks me My most recent hunt these days is for on the inside back cover. e earliest check out
how the water temperature is, and Women spend much more time books. I will look for a certain author and will date is October 8, 1943 and continued in cir-
I don’t want to sound like a sissy so worrying about their hair than men. not stop until I have most, if not all of the culation until March 31, 1951. It was checked
I say it’s ne, but it’s scalding and I’ve often said that 90% of women books they have written. I go o the list of out over 20 times in its 8 years on the shelf.
my head is starting to feel like a look best with shoulder-length hair, other books they have written from the inside
hard-boiled egg. She is assiduously assuming that she has normal-length cover of their recent book. Will I read them e cover is red with worn edges, a slightly
washing every individual hair twice, shoulders. ere are a few women all? Probably not, but it’s fun to look at them broken spine and pages that are now yellow
and then conditioning them. I don’t that look good with a “pixie” haircut, on the shelf and know my collection is com- with that distinct musty odor that only comes
use conditioner myself, but if I did I but even a pixie looks better when plete. Once in a while I will notice a collection with age. It was PERFECT! Next to some
would want it to smell like mint, so you see her two months later after of books from an author I do not recognize or of the game titles are pencil marks, perhaps
that people would think that my hair her hair grows out. I’ve been to par- can’t remember why I wanted the books. I will marking the crowd favorites. e introduction
is in mint condition. To pass the time ties where the wife walks in with a then take them o the shelf and give them to of the book says that the authors of the book
they have a television on the wall new, short style, and all the women the rst interested party, which usually turns took great care in making sure that none of the
with a bunch of slinky-looking model in the room coo, “OMIGOD it looks out to be my sister. games o ended anyone. I won’t list any titles
babes strutting down the runway SO amazing!” And all the guys in the here, but some of them and the description of
as if they have something in their room are thinking, “OMIGOD, what Rare older books are way too expensive and the games, make me blush. It’s a wonder they
shoe. One is carrying a purse that did you do to your HAIR?” And the can only be handled while using white gloves. didn’t o end anyone back in the 40’s.
looks like an adult Pomeranian with wife says, “OMIGOD, I LOVE it, Autographed books are fun to collect because
a handle on it (I’m not making that it’s SO low maintenance!” Well, so they are harder to nd. I look for them in April 1 was around the corner and I wanted
up), and it makes me want to go to is changing the oil in your car once thrift stores and pay no more than a couple of to see what pranks were available in 1940.
Pomerania and nd out what the hell every two years but that doesn’t mean bucks and thank the owner before who stood I was curious to see what they had as far as
is going on over there. e girl is still it looks good. Sometimes a girl goes in the rain for the autograph. good clean fun ‘back in day.’Never a fan of
washing, and I don’t have the heart to better with long hair, the types that being on the receiving end of an April Fool’s
tell her that 95 percent of her good have an acoustic guitar and sing folk Older books are the best to collect. ey joke myself, I do like to, on occasion, set one
songs to folks. have a little musty smell to them and the in motion. I found a section in the back of the
edges are often worn. You can tell that they book titled ‘Decorations.’Months of the year
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April Fool’s Day. It suggests having a party and to supply oil. Peel and chop the potatoes and bring to a boil in a
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fake lottery tickets and foods that look like something Cherry or Grape tomatoes
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Because of you

in June at a hotel in Rye Brook. One year,

WHAT WAS our entertainer for those dinners was Tony
I THINKING? Bennett. It was my honor and privilege to
escort him each evening from his suite to
SCHEFFER the ballroom. During our “travels,” we talked

about his creative talent both in music and

art and our families. I mentioned the years I’d

spent taking lessons, giving recitals, etc. I also

“Because of you, there’s a song in con ded that I’d love to start playing again,
my heart…” lyrics from a song
written by Arthur Hammerstein but didn’t know just where to start. Tony
Bennett, gentleman that he was, gave me this
wise advice:

and Dudley Wilkinson. As his rst major “Begin by playing the scales, up and down

hit, It was beautifully sung by Tony Bennett the keyboard. When you feel comfortable,

in 1951. start with an easy tune and then go from

In the recent issue of AARP e Maga- there. Music should be a part of everyone’s

zine, we sadly read that Tony Bennett has life.”

Alzheimer’s disease, rst diagnosed in 2016. One evening, our sta had a private dinner

e interview, written by John Colapinto, with Tony. My mother, a huge Tony Bennett

featured Tony’s lovely wife, Susan. It was fan, had been invited. My heart was so full of

heart wrenching, but also a story full of love, joy watching her interact with Tony. It was

compassion, patience and love of family. as if they’d known each other for years. ey

Please share with me my very special and laughed and she tried some words in Italian

poignant memory of Tony Bennett. which made him laugh even more. Mom

As a kid, I started piano lessons in the 4th kept the photos of them in special frames in

grade and continued through my senior year her sitting room. What a delightful memory

in high school. My father loved to listen to of my elegant Mom and the equally elegant

the songs of the day - many by Tony Bennett. and eloquent Tony Bennett.

As I played, I could hear him whistling at his ank you, Tony Bennett, for lifting up

work bench in the basement. After marriage, our spirits with your talent and perfect

the arrival of my four boys and life thereafter, voice, bringing such happiness to the world.

the piano became quiet. My prayers are with you, Susan, your family

During my years with IBM, our depart- and those of us who were honored to know

ment was responsible for hosting the Quarter you and appreciate your gift to the world.

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April showers

READING, stand the words, but my favor- paste onto our art projects. verse about summer, “It’s warm been caught in a downpour as
WRITING & ite song was “ e Rain Falls On the right side of the out and sunny, the old man a sightseeing tourist without an
CHOCOLATE Softly” as the title appeared in loves honey…” umbrella (not fun at all!).
KIM English and Hungarian on the construction paper, we were in-
KOVACH record label. e tune started structed to draw and color hap- ere are lots of popular Years ago, I remember
out slow and mournful but py owers with stems, leaves songs about rain. I’m sure camping in a tent in the wilds
Standing in front of the then segued into an upbeat and petals growing up from you have a favorite. “Singing of Maine. After the second
window looking out on tempo. I learned the words the green grass. We had our in the rain” from Gene Kelly, day of rain, we found a cozy
a rainy day, I suddenly phonetically so that I could trusty Crayola crayons to use in “Raindrops keep falling on my one-room cabin on Pemaquid
started singing the words to sing along. “Esik eső csendesen, creating freakishly large roses, head” from B.J. omas, and Point. We spent the next two
a Hungarian song, “ e Rain lepereg az eresen, az eresen…” tulips and da odils. A sure sign James Taylor’s classic, “Fire and torrentially rainy days in that
Falls Softly.” How do memo- Feel free to sing along! of spring to bring home to our Rain.” tiny cabin eating loaves of
ries from our childhood just families. “April showers bring Anadama bread and reading.
emerge like that? “Esik, eső, We learn the saying “April May owers” teaches children Maybe you have the record
csendesen….” showers bring May owers” in that a bit of unpleasant weather albums or cassette tapes or If I have a choice of pre-
pre-school or kindergarten. I (rainy days) can bring beautiful CDs with the Eurythmics’ cipitation falling down from
When I was in middle can remember coloring a large results (blooming owers) if we “Here Comes the Rain Again” the sky, I will choose rain over
school, I remember playing paper umbrella and gluing it are patient. or “Let It Rain” by Eric Clap- snow, sleet, or hail. According
old 78 rpm records from my onto the left side of a piece ton, or Prince’s iconic “Purple to weather records, the average
Grandpa Kovach’s apartment. of construction paper. We did Do you remember learning Rain.” I like Slash’s guitar solo rainfall in Westchester County
Since I loved anything Hun- not have glue sticks back then. that children’s rhyme, “It’s rain- on the Guns N’ Rose’s hit, during the month of April is
garian, I listened to these old- Each table had one or two jars ing, it’s pouring, the old man is “November Rain.” 3.6 inches. We can deal with
time records with their violins of that white paste for the kids snoring…?” I only remember that as we patiently wait for
and vocals. I did not under- to share. I recall one or two learning the rst verse. Accord- Rain falling from the sky the owers to bloom outside.
classmates licking the white ing to the internet, that tra- may dampen our moods and
paste from the wooden craft ditional rhyme from England outdoor plans. I have hiked in Kim Kovach writes in all kinds
sticks we used to spread the about rain included a second the rain (kind of fun) and sur- of weather but prefers sunshine.
verse about snow and a third vived camping in a tent in the
rain (not really fun). I’ve even

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Tigers notch first win

Squad honors seniors

BY TOM WALOGORSKY Opfer had six blocks, and Sara Major

EDITOR had seven kills and three aces in the


It has been a tough year for North Sa- e Tigers would once again be on

lem volleyball, but the squad has man- the road on ursday, April 1, as they

aged to nd their bright spots. took a loss against Somers. e Tuskers

In an already shortened season with won in straight sets 3-0 (25-13, 25-6,

limited practice time, the squad has 25-14). Grace Woel e had 15 digs and

taken their share of bumps on the court. Ellen Herlihy added two blocks.

e Tigers would travel to Pawling on Aside from earning the rst win of

Monday, March 29, taking a tough loss the season, another bright spot for the

3-1 (21-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-23). Tiger squad came on March 25, when

On Wednesday, March 31, North the team honored their seniors and

Salem would play away at Putnam Val- their families. is year, North Salem

ley, coming away with their rst victory volleyball will be losing ve key mem-

of the season. e win was also the rst bers to graduation. Camille Flayhan, North Salem’s Carly Conway, Gianna Sanda, Catherine Senatore, Camille Flayhan and Ellen
for new varsity coach Nick Giordano. Ellen Herlihy, Antonia Macera, Alli-

North Salem would win handily 3-1 son Outhouse, and Catherine Senatore

(19-25, 22-25, 25-22, 12-25). Mya will all be leaving the squad this year.

Ellen Herlihy, Antonia Macera and Sara Major get ready at the net. Allison Outhouse serves in a 3-0
loss to Somers on April 1.


The Tigers’ Dasha Batista serves in loss at Somers on
April 1.

Volleyball held Senior Night on March 25.

The Tigers huddle up before taking the court against PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTH SALEM BOOSTER CLUB
The Tigers will lose five seniors to graduation this year.

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Page 16 – North Salem News SPORTS Thursday, April 8, 2021

Section 1 announces return of spring Section Championships

On March 22, the Section 1 Executive across multiple days at di erent predeter- May 1 vs. Westlake, 12:30 p.m. SOFTBALL
Committee o cially approved the return mined venues. ose events are tentatively May 4 @ Brewster, 4:30 p.m. April 29 vs. Valhalla, 4:30 p.m.
of Sectional tournaments for the upcom- scheduled to begin the week of June 7. May 8 vs. Pleasantville, TBD May 3 @ Woodlands, 4:30 p.m.
ing spring season. e committee also May 10 @ Somers, 4:30 p.m. May 5 vs. Alexander Hamilton, 4:30 p.m.
provided details on the upcoming playo North Salem varsity May 12 vs. Arlington, 4:30 p.m. May 11 vs. Haldane, 4:30 p.m.
format for girls volleyball as it approaches spring sports schedule May 14 @ Our Lady of Lourdes,4:30 p.m. May 13 @ Croton Harmon, 4:30 p.m.
the end of the season. May 18 vs. Pawling, 4:30 p.m. May 15 vs. Putnam Valley, 11 a.m.
VOLLEYBALL May 20 @ Wappingers, 4:30 p.m. May 17 @ Pawling, 4:30 p.m.
Girls volleyball playo s will take place April 10 vs. Carmel, 12:30 p.m. May 22 vs. Carmel, 12:30 p.m. May 21 @ Haldane, 4:30 p.m.
during the week of April 19, with an open April 13 vs. Somers, 6 p.m. May 24 @ Putnam Valley, 4:30 p.m. May 25 vs. Croton Harmon, 4:30 p.m.
tournament and all teams qualifying. April 16 @ Peekskill, 6 p.m. May 28 vs. Beacon, 4:30 p.m. May 27 @ Putnam Valley, 4:30 p.m.
Seeding will be based on winning percent- May 29 vs. Pawling, 11 a.m.
age of overall record. BOYS LACROSSE BASEBALL
April 28 vs. Hastings, 4:30 p.m. May 1 vs. Pleasantville, 10 a.m. BOYS TENNIS
For baseball, softball, and boys and girls May 12 @ Westlake, 4:30 p.m. May 8 @ Blind Brook, 3 p.m. May 4 vs. Valhalla, 4:15 p.m.
lacrosse, teams will be grouped in accor- May 14 @ Croton Harmon, 4:30 p.m. May 11 @ Haldane, 4 p.m. May 6 vs. Pleasantville, 4:15 p.m.
dance to their NYSPHSAA classi cation May 18 @ Pawling, 4:30 p.m. May 13 vs. Haldane, 4:30 p.m. May 11 @ Briarcli , 4:15 p.m.
and play in a bracketed tournament. e May 20 vs. Putnam Valley, 4:30 p.m. May 15 vs. Croton Harmon, 10 a.m. May 13 vs. Westlake, 4:15 p.m.
May 26 vs. Haldane, 4:30 p.m. May 17 @ Croton Harmon, 4:30 p.m. May 18 @ Croton Harmon, 4:15 p.m.
nals will be played on Saturday, June 12 May 19 @ Putnam Valley, 4:30 p.m. May 20 @ Valhalla, 4:15 p.m.
at the higher seed. GIRLS LACROSSE May 21 vs. Putnam Valley, 4:30 p.m. May 25 @ Pleasantville, 4:15 p.m.
April 26 vs. Wappingers, 4:30 p.m. May 25 vs. Pawling, 4:30 p.m. May 27 vs. Briarcli , 4:15 p.m.
e singles and doubles tennis champi- April 28 @ Pawling, 4:30 p.m. May 27 @ Pawling, 4:30 p.m. June 1 @ Westlake, 4:15 p.m.
onship will begin on Saturday, June 5 at June 3 vs. Briarcli , 4:30 p.m. June 3 vs. Croton Harmon, 4:15 p.m.
Harrison High School. Plans for boys and
girls track and eld are still being nalized.
Planning for those events will be focused
on three or four Section meets to be held

Exercise-related injuries women Golfing in the era of
should be aware of social distancing

Exercise is a vital component active men because women have Golfers enthusiastically look for- rules. If they don’t, work with sta to

of a healthy lifestyle. Various wider pelvises than men, which ward to the day when their favorite choose a tee time when you’re less

studies have shown that people places increased strain on their courses reopen to players each year. likely to be around older golfers.

who nd time to exercise regu- ACLs. In addition, the muscles at anticipation was even greater • Disinfect clubs before or after

larly have a lower risk for dia- in women’s hips are typically in 2020, when social distancing mea- playing. Disinfecting clubs and other

betes and heart disease and also weaker than men’s, which re- sures forced many courses to stay equipment before and after playing

experience greater life satisfac- sults in reduced leg control closed even as the weather warmed is a simple measure that can reduce

tion than people who do not when jumping or landing. at up. ankfully for golfers, golf courses golfers’ risk of getting the virus or

exercise. can put extra strain on the ACL, were among the rst businesses given spreading it if they have it but are as-

ough exercise should be a increasing the likelihood that it the green light to reopen as govern- ymptomatic. Simply wipe down clubs

routine part of everyone’s life,it’s will tear when turning quickly ments began to lift restrictions. and other equipment with disinfec-

important that people who are or accidentally falling. Certain Gol ng in the era of social distanc- tant or an alcohol-based cleanser that

physically active recognize the muscle strengthening exercises ing may not be quite the same as it is at least 60 percent alcohol.If playing

risk for injury that comes with can greatly reduce risk for ACL was prior to the outbreak of COV- with a friend, resist the urge to share

such activity. Such recognition can encourage the injuries, and active women are urged to discuss ID-19, but golfers can still have fun as clubs, no matter how tempting it may

kind of balance that can make active men and such exercises with their physicians. they hit the links. at’s especially true be to take your playing partner’s new

women less susceptible to injury. It’s also impor- • Stress fractures: Women who participate in when they take steps to understand driver for a spin on the rst hole.

tant for active adults to recognize that they may high-impact sports and activities may be espe- just what it means to golf while social • Refuse valet service.Many courses

be susceptible to certain types of injuries based on cially vulnerable to stress fractures. at’s even distancing prior to teeing o . have temporarily stopped o ering va-

a host of factors, including gender. more so for women su ering from what’s known • Assess your personal health be- let services to help prevent the spread

According to the Geisinger Health System, a as the “female athlete triad,” which the Harvard fore going to the golf course. Golf of COVID-19. Golfers who visit a

regional health care provider servicing parts of the Medical School characterizes as a combination attracts athletes from all age groups, club that is not taking such precau-

United States,the di erences in body composition of inadequate calorie and nutrition intake, ir- including some that are more vulner- tions can opt to refuse the service.

and hormone levels between men and women can regular menstrual periods and bone loss. Con- able to COVID-19 than others. Ac- Doing so decreases the risk of getting

make women more susceptible to certain injuries suming a nutritious diet that includes adequate cording to the Centers for Disease or spreading the virus by limiting the

than men. For example, Harvard Medical School calcium and vitamin D can help reduce risk for Control and Prevention, age is a risk number of people with whom you

notes that women have higher estrogen levels and stress fractures. Rest also reduces that risk, espe- factor for COVID-19, as older adults come into direct contact.

less muscle and fat than men, and these factors cially for female athletes who engage in high- are more vulnerable to severe illness • Pack supplies. Contact the course

and others can contribute to higher incidences of impact sports. if they are infected with the virus in advance to determine if the dining

certain injuries among female athletes than male • Plantar fasciitis: Sports fans are familiar with than younger adults. Social distanc- room is open and if the course is pro-

athletes. ough that’s unfortunate, recognition of plantar fasciitis, an in ammation in the thick ing requires a collective e ort on the viding hand sanitizer at each tee. At-

this gender gap has, according to Harvard Medi- band of tissue that supports the arch on the bot- part of everyone to keep vulnerable risk golfers may want to skip dining

cal School, inspired some innovative e orts de- tom of the foot. Many a professional athlete has people safe, and golfers are no excep- at the course after their round is over,

signed to prevent injuries in female athletes. experienced plantar fasciitis, and women who tion. Golfers young and old who are opting to pack their own lunch or eat

Female athletes and exercise enthusiasts can do in engage in certain physical activities may be under the weather or experiencing when they arrive home after playing.

their part by recognizing which injuries they may susceptible to it. Geisinger notes that women are even mild symptoms of COVID-19 If the course is not o ering hand sani-

be more susceptible to. Once that recognition has not necessarily more susceptible to plantar fasciitis should avoid golf courses until they tizer at each hole,pack your own as an

been made, women can speak with their physi- than men, though they might be more likely to feel better. In addition, young golfers extra precaution.

cians about what they might able to do to reduce engage in the kinds of activities, such as ballet and can choose tee times when they’re less Gol ng in the era of social dis-

their injury risk. aerobic dance, that increase their risk. likely to come into contact with older tancing may be di erent, but there’s

• Knee injuries: Harvard Medical School notes Physical activity is important for people of all golfers. Early morning tee times tend no reason golfers cannot still enjoy a

that knee injuries are especially common among ages and backgrounds.Women who are physically to be popular among older golfers,but summer on the links.

women who play soccer and basketball. Geisinger active and recognize their susceptibility to certain speak with sta at the course to see if

notes that tears of the anterior cruciate ligament, injuries can take steps to reduce their risk for such they have rules in place to safeguard Content provided by Metro Creative

or ACL,are more common for active women than issues. older golfers. If they do, respect those Connection.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 SCHOOLS & CAMPS North Salem News – Page 17

Why parents need camp now more than ever

BY VINNY ALEXANDER wonder if parents really need an and well-being of their children interruption? Wouldn’t it be great lies. A summer camp program can
GUEST COLUMNIST article like this? Do they really but also for their health and sanity. to take o the pajamas pants, get help alleviate some of the strain as
need to be reminded that their Camp is just as necessary for par- dressed, and go to -- I don’t know parents plan for the future.
I recently came across a blog kids crave social interaction and ents as it is for campers. -- maybe Starbucks? Wouldn’t it
article titled, “Why Children physical activity? Do parents re- be nice that, if only for six weeks, As an educator for more than
Need Camp Now More an ally need to be reminded of the THE DOMESTIC LANDSCAPE the day would seem somewhat 30 years and a parent of three
Ever,” essentially a list of social/ importance of unstructured play? In the current domestic land- normal? ese reasons are just as former campers, I can certainly
emotional needs that have been Do parents really need to be re- good as the reasons that kids need talk about the social, emotional,
neglected due to the pandemic. minded of dynamic teacher/stu- scape of unmade beds, piling camp. Yeah, educationally speak- and educational bene ts of camp.
dent moments that are critical laundry, open laptops, and kitchen ing, “Blah, Blah, Blah.” “Socially Harvey’s Summer Camp pro-
e article explains, in the to a young person’s development tables doing triple duty as home it is important ...” Yeah, we know. vides all of those elements with
most scholarly way, why chil- and education? o ce, one-room schoolhouse, and Just get them out of the house. It the strength of over 100 years of
dren have su ered for the last 13 family eatery, parents need to re- makes sense for children, and it educational history and experi-
months and how camp can help Let’s face it. Parents do not need turn to a situation where children really makes sense for adults. ence. We have been recognized
ease children back into an edu- direction from doctors, psycholo- are educated, socialized, and cared by e Westchester County
cational setting and ultimately gists, and educators to know that it for outside of the home so that WHO REALLY NEEDS CAMP? Department of Health for our
childhood. And while it is hard is time to get their youngsters out they can, in fact, get back to work, An article posted on Fortune. approach to ensuring the health
to take exception to the tenets of the house. It is kind of obvious. socialize, care for themselves, and and safety of our campers. We
on the list, I couldn’t help but And not just for the mental health maybe even clean inside and out- com says, “ e only constant were open last summer and ran
side the house. I did say “maybe.” these days about working parent- a safe and engaging program. We
hood—and especially working just want to be honest. Kids do
e typical day now involves at motherhood, as moms shoulder need camp now more than ever,
least one parent serving as teacher, these pandemic burdens dispro- but so do parents.
playmate, short order cook, while portionately — is that it’s harder
at the same time working and par- than ever.” e e ects of the pan- Vinny Alexander is the Director
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Westchester Parks Foundation expands volunteer initiative

Westchester Parks Foundation help keep people safe and adhere Volunteers are needed for a multitude of jobs including trash removal and restoring wildlife habitats.
is expanding its largest volunteer to Covid-19 guidelines. We en-
initiative “Pitch in for Parks” this courage people to sign up to help Wednesday, April 21 – Will- distancing as per state guidelines required in order to participate.
year while following COVID-19 us improve the quality of life in son’s Woods Park, Mt. Vernon on outdoor gatherings. All tools For more information on how to
guidelines. e annual event, held our community by pitching in will be sanitized, and hand sani- volunteer for Pitch in for Parks,
in partnership with the Westches- to help clean up parks across the ursday, April 22 – Earth Day tizing stations will be available visit
ter County Parks Department, will County.” Celebration with local businesses for volunteers. Pre-registration is volunteer/pitch-in-for-parks/
take place throughout Westchester
from Monday, April 19 through Westchester County Execu- Friday, April 23 – Cranberry
Saturday, April 24, rain or shine. tive George Latimer stated: “Our Lake Preserve, North White
Pre-registration and masks will be parks system has proven to be an Plains
required. important part of our health both
physically and mentally and par- Saturday, April 24 –Blue
Joe Stout, Executive Director ticipating in Pitch in for Parks is Mountain Reservation, Peekskill;
of Westchester Parks Foundation another great way to get out and Kensico Dam, Valhalla; Tibbetts
stated: “During the pandemic feel good, all while making a pos- Brook Park, Yonkers; and Bronx
we have seen record numbers of itive impact on our community.” River Reservation at the West-
people coming out to not only chester County Center
enjoy our parks in Westchester, Westchester County Parks
but to help give back to the parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor Volunteers will be separated in
they love. As a result, we decided stated: “Parks have become a shifts, required to wear their own
to expand our largest clean-up naturally essential part of every- masks and practice safe social
event to a weeklong initiative to day life and keeping our facilities
clean is important not only for all
Volunteers will help clear trails who come out to enjoy our parks
and remove vegetation. but also for the environment.

ank you to Westchester Parks
Foundation for continuing this
annual event safely.”

Volunteers, working as individ-
uals, families, corporations, local
businesses, or groups, are needed
for trash clean up, clearing trails
and shorelines, restoring wildlife
habitats, removing invasive vines
from trees, painting, raking, and
preparing and planting ower
beds. Projects will take place at the
following locations throughout
Westchester County Parks:

Monday, April 19 – Pitch in
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MARIJUANA in the early 1970s, was led by the of the past by putting an end New York is the 16th state, have no approved roadside test
federal government. It consisted to harsh prison sentences, em- along with the District of Co- to determine whether a driver is

of drug prohibition and military braces an industry that will grow lumbia, to legalize recreational stoned.

northern Westchester commu- aid and intervention and aimed the Empire State’s economy and marijuana. Harckham noted the Harckham pointed out that

nities choosing to opt-out. to reduce the illegal drug trade.) prioritizes marginalized com- state legislators bene ted from the law earmarks “signi cant”

e state still has to establish e legislation’s passage also munities so those that have suf- seeing how other states had funding for drug recognition

its O ce of Cannabis Manage- means that those convicted of fered the most will be the rst fared with their marijuana legal- and law enforcement on public

ment, create a two-tier licensing pot-related o enses–ones that to reap the bene ts ,” Cuomo ization e orts. highways.

system and set up the framework are no longer criminalized–will declared. As chairman of the Senate Assemblyman Chris Burdick

for legal marijuana sales. e have their records automatically State Sen. Peter Harckham Committee on Alcoholism and (D-Bedford), who voted for le-

earliest anyone should expect to erased. New Yorkers are now al- (D-South Salem) on Tues- Substance Abuse, Harckham galization, said it is “an impor-

see dispensaries open would be a lowed to possess up to 3 ounces day, March 30, welcomed his expressed concern about the leg- tant decision that no one in the

year from now, Baroni said. of marijuana or 24 grams of chambers’ approval of the Mari- islation when it was rst intro- Legislature, including myself,

concentrated forms of the drug, juana Regulation and Tax Act duced. But after initiating a fact- took lightly.” A former Bedford

WHAT IT MEANS such as oils, for recreational use. (MRTA), calling it the “most nding mission that included a town supervisor, he represents

Tax revenues from legal can- ey can also smoke pot in pub- thoughtful bill of its kind in visit to a Massachusetts cannabis the 93rd District, which in-

nabis sales is expected to reach lic wherever tobacco use is al- the nation.” Harckham repre- dispensary and a nearby school cludes North Salem and Lew-

$350 million a year. e edg- lowed. sents the 40th District, which district, he said he discovered isboro.

ling industry could also create However, municipalities and includes North Salem, Somers, that “the sky was not falling.” e state has created a plan

30,000 to 60,000 new jobs. the new state agency could Lewisboro and Yorktown. e nal convincer was the that “helps protect public safety,

e money would go to the still establish stricter controls “ is legislation is the re- inclusion of funding for sub- advances racial justice, creates

state’s cannabis revenue fund on public usage. Residents will sult of substantial conversations stance abuse treatment and drug new small businesses, fosters

and the rest divvied between ed- eventually be allowed to have with concerned stakeholders prevention education from mar- economic growth and weakens

ucation (40 percent), the Drug weed delivered to their homes or from around the state,” he said. ijuana revenue. the illicit drug trade,” he said

Treatment and Public Education use it at dedicated “consumption Regulating the sale of marijua- It’s still illegal to drive while last week.

Fund (20 percent) and commu- sites.” na means that “we will be able high. While patrol o cers can ese restrictions, safeguards

nity development (40 percent) to bring this economic activity use Breathalyzers and standard and licensing requirements are

in minority areas ravaged during POLS REACT out of the shadows for the good eld sobriety tests of balance signi cant, but, more impor-

the so-called “War on Drugs.” “ is is a historic day in New of all our residents,” Harckham and coordination to help deter- tantly, the law gives local gov-

( e global campaign, launched York, one that rights the wrongs added. mine sobriety of drivers, they ernments the power to prohibit

What separates us the retail sale of marijuana and
cannabis products within their
borders, Burdick said. e rev-
enue legalization generates will
help fund education, drug treat-

ment and education, training

from other accountants and tax preparers is for law enforcement and com-
munity reinvestment, he added.

Burdick, a father of three, said

our ability to work with you not just on taxes, he understands the concerns

of parents about the e ects of
legalization on their children.

But one of the reasons he said

but on financials, college planning, divorce, he supported legalization was
because he felt it would “take

the sale of marijuana out of the

retirement planning, changes in life planning... hands of organized crime and
street corner sellers.”

“State licensed and highly

regulated sales will weed out (so

We don’t just process tax forms, we advise on how to to speak) criminal elements and
predatory dealers who victimize

our youth,” Burdick said.

handle your income and expenses in the future As far as worries about in-
creases in impaired driving,

Burdick pointed out that state

with personalized recommendations. and local police have been mak-
ing tra c stops for driving un-
der the in uence of cannabis for


We help you navigate the tax code, and in the end, help you “In other words, this is noth-
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changed the way people live and how companies do business. local taxes with no U.S. postmark date, the payment of such taxes is deemed to have been made on the date
the payment is received per RPTL 922.
Some companies have thrived during the pandemic, while others

have faced unprecedented challenges. Many small businesses have
been hit especially hard since the pandemic began, prompting many

small business owners to express concerns about their long-term vi-  
ability. A recent MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Busi- **********************************************************
ness Coronavirus Impact Poll found that 70 percent of small business THE FOLLOWING PENALTIES ARE PRESCRIBED BY THE TAX LAW FOR DEFERRED PAYMENT OF
STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN TAXES:                                                                     
owners are concerned about nancial hardship due to prolonged clo- If paid during the month of April. …………………………………………… No Penalty
sures, while 58 percent worry that they will have to permanently close  

their businesses as a result of the pandemic. If paid during the month of May …………………………………………….. Two,                 2 per centum   
Few people, if anyone, likely saw the pandemic coming, which is If paid during the months of June and July …………… …………………….  Five,             5 per centum        
perhaps why the resulting nancial uncertainty has proven so dif-  

cult to comprehend. ere are steps small businesses can take so If paid during the months of August and September ……………….. ……… Seven,         7 per centum     
they’re ready for any additional nancial uncertainties that arrive in  
both the near and distant future. If paid during the months of October, November and December ……………  Ten,         10 per centum     
If paid during the months of January, February, March and April …………..   Twelve,    12 per centum       
• Build cash reserves. Cash on hand can help small business own-  
ers in much the same way that sizable savings accounts can help laid Thereafter 1% per month until either the date that all taxes and assessments are paid, the date on which the

o workers overcome a sudden loss of income. Forced closures hurt municipality takes title to the delinquent property or up until the date the property is finally redeemed.
many small businesses because their bills still came due even if gov- DATED:  MARCH 30, 2021
ernment o cials deemed them “nonessential” and forced them to                                                                                                KAREN A. ROACH

close. Rent was still due each month and, in many instances, contracts                                                                                                RECEIVER OF TAXES, TOWN OF NORTH SALEM

signed prior to the pandemic still had to be honored, even if compa- Letters and Op-Ed Policy
nies were no longer generating revenue. Letters to the editor and op-ed submissions may be edited. The views and opinions expressed
in letters and op-eds are not necessarily those of North Salem News or its affiliates.
• Watch inventories carefully. e Small Business Administration Submissions must include a phone number and address for verification. Not all letters and
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inventories. e goal in doing so is to ensure you can continue to anonymous will not be published. Please send your submissions to the editor by e-mail at
meet sales needs without ending up with a stockpile of leftover mer- [email protected] For more information, call the editor at 914-302-5830.
chandise that’s di cult to move if or when retail sales slump.

• Reduce rented space if possible. One potential positive that may
come from the pandemic is that many workers and businesses deftly

handled the transition from in-o ce working to remote working. To advertise in North Salem News, call Brett Freeman at
Small businesses that successfully made that transition can safeguard 845-208-8151 or email [email protected]
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