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Published by Halston Media, 2021-03-04 01:44:49

The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 03.04.21

VOL. 3 NO. 32 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2021

The introductory wall to the
“Young Artists” exhibition at the
Katonah Museum of Art.



The shape of things to come

‘Young Artists’ spotlighted in February exhibit

BY KATE BELDERS of high school seniors from the John Jay High School. their senior year. comes routine.”
CONTRIBUTING WRITER region in both public and pri- For John Jay seniors Audrey “ e show has been a staple” of For the students involved with
vate schools. is year, nearly 250
For the past 38 years, the Ka- pieces were on display from more Campisi, Faye Tobin, Lainie In- the senior experience, said Amy the show, Stock eld said “that
tonah Museum of Art has hosted than 30 schools in Westchester, gersoll, Lauren Mullaney, Molly Stock eld, John Jay art teacher. it gives them a strong sense of
a yearly art exhibit called “Young Putnam, and Fair eld counties, Hickey, Owen Hughes, Robyn “It is di erent than having their seeing other artists, their con-
Artists,” which displays the work including several students from Graygor, and Walter Kreutzer, artwork being displayed in [the
this show is an integral part of John Jay] gallery [which] be- SEE MUSEUM PAGE 10

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Give from the at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 7, with DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS will highlight those families and

The Staff Heart Fund Anthony Newman, an acclaimed HIGH SCHOOL GROUP what we have learned about the

EDITORIAL TEAM keyboardist, Bach scholar, and e library has two active “Dun- people who labored for them, in-
EDITOR: 914-302-5628 e Community Center friend of the Sanctuary Series. geons and Dragons” groups that cluding the story of Old Tower, a
[email protected]
of Northern Westchester has e afternoon event, “Unpack- meet monthly on Saturdays—cur- freed slave. Maureen will also dis-
REPORTER launched the Give from the ing the Goldbergs,” will feature rently they meet virtually.While the cuss whether Salem might have

[email protected] Heart fund, which will provide a discussion of Johann Sebastian Middle School group is full, there been part of the Underground

ADVERTISING TEAM hot meals to hungry families and Bach’s iconic work, the “Gold- are a few spaces now available in the Railroad as well as the timeline of
help support local businesses. Do- berg Variations,” with illustrative High School group. If you are in- New York’s abolition of slavery.
(914) 806-3951
[email protected] nations to the fund will purchase playthroughs by Newman on the terested in joining, contact Connie Register for the Zoom link on

BRUCE HELLER local restaurant gift cards to dis- piano. Pezone at [email protected]. the library website – lewisboroli-
(914) 486-7608
[email protected] tribute to families who turn to the Described by Wynton Marsalis

LISA KAIN Community Center’s food pantry as “ e High Priest of Bach,” and THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN
(201) 317-1139
[email protected] for support. by Time Magazine as “ e High LEWISBORO MIDDLE READS BOOK GROUP
(914) 760-7009 A donor who wants to combat Priest of the Harpsichord,” New- At 4 p.m. Sunday, March 7, e Middle Reads book group,
[email protected]
food insecurity in the community man is considered one of Ameri- the Lewisboro Library will host a for teens in grades six through
(914) 299-4541 has o ered to match donations to ca’s leading Bach interpreters. virtual lecture on “ e History of eight, will meet via Zoom at 7
[email protected]
JENNIFER CONNELLY this fund up to $10,000. e free event will be streamed Slavery in Lewisboro.” Did you p.m. Tuesday, March 9. e book
(917) 446-7757
[email protected] Learn more at communitycen- live on Facebook. You don’t have know that South Salem was previ- selection for March is “ e Whiz
(914) 924-9122 to be on Facebook to watch. ously known as Lower Salem, to Mob and the Grenadine Kid,” by
[email protected]
The Sanctuary Questions or comments may distinguish it from adjacent North Colin Meloy. is original,humor-
PRODUCTION TEAM be directed to info@thesanctuary- Salem? Or that North Salem and ous, and fast-paced novel is about
Series Lower Salem were, prior to 1783, a band of child pickpockets. Please
CREATIVE DIRECTOR contained within the larger town register for the Zoom link on the
PHOTOGRAPHER e Sanctuary Series presents Lewisboro Library of Salem? Lower Salem was home library website.

[email protected] keyboard performances in the to several prominent slave-holding
ART DIRECTOR/ heart of the South Salem Hamlet, e Lewisboro Library is locat- families in the early 19th century, FAMILY AND NUTRITION

DIGITAL PRODUCTION MANAGER hosted by the South Salem Pres- ed at 15 Main St., South Salem. as well as those with indentured e library is co-hosting a virtu-
[email protected]
byterian Church. Register for programs at lewis- individuals. is program, led by al panel discussion on “Family Re-

e Sanctuary Series continues Town Historian Maureen Koehl, sources for Nutrition and Exercise”

at 6 p.m. ursday, March 11. As

childhood obesity continues to rise,

incorporating healthy eating into a

child’s diet can be a challenge. Ex-

plore reliable online resources that

o er child-friendly recipes, as well

as information about healthy eat-

ing habits at home.

Led by consumer health librar-

ian, Veronica Bilenkin, and Sarah

Gri n, RD, a registered dietitian

and pediatric nutrition specialist.

Register for the Zoom link on the

library website.

845-208-8151 e Lewisboro Library’s Board
of Trustees will meet via Zoom at
[email protected] 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10.
Meetings are open to the public.
Deadlines To request a link to the Zoom
meeting, email lewisborolibrary@
Want to help out in the commu-
THURSDAY BEFORE THE NEXT nity? e need for volunteers is more
PUBLICATION DATE. important than ever during these
trying times, so the library is taking
FOR MORE INFORMATION, the annual Lewisboro Community
CALL BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER AT Volunteer Fair virtual this year. e
914-302-5628 OR EMAIL event will take place via Zoom from
11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 13.
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Local sports legend charged with child pornography

Somers’ Rich Leaf, 72, announced basketball, referreed soccer

BY CAROL REIF ed that it had been hacked, the Journal he said. “I’d like to stress to parents that conduct seriously, including against ven-

STAFF WRITER News reported. although these contacts may occur in a dors,” Glovaski said.

e federal complaint— led on Friday, virtual world, they harm your children in Leaf had been a moderator during

A local sports icon is facing federal child Feb. 19, by FBI special agent Andrew S. the real world.” weekly interviews with Westchester and

pornography accusations, the U.S. De- Kearns—asserts that Leaf “admitted to Leaf, also an announcer for the an- Putnam high-school students for the

partment of Justice announced last week. creating several ctitious accounts on nual Section 1 boys and girls basketball “Con Edison Scholar-Athlete of the

Somers resident Richard Leaf, a West- Skype where he posed as a teenage boy championships, was honored in Somers Week” shows broadcast on local radio

chester Sports Hall of Fame inductee by, among other things, lying about his in 2017. e town had set aside Nov. 10 stations such as WHUD.

known as the “Voice of Iona College Bas- age and using a teenage boy’s photograph as Rich Leaf Day, a recognition that took Bruce Feniger, general manager for Pa-

ketball,” was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 23, for his account’s pro le picture.” place only weeks after he had been en- mal Broadcasting, which owns six stations

and charged with allegedly receiving and e FBI alleges that Leaf told other shrined in the Hall of Fame. in the Hudson Valley, said Friday, Feb. 26,

possessing videos and images containing Skype users that “he was either 18 or 23 Somers Councilman Richard G. that Pamal has removed from its website

lewd images of minors. years old” and that he “believed that the Clinchy, a retired teacher and high school any podcasts or recordings of shows Leaf

He appeared before U.S. Magistrate users were approximately 15 to 16 years basketball coach who had known Leaf had worked on. Whether the podcasts

Judge Andrew E. Krause in White Plains old.” for nearly three decades, last week ex- are ever reinstated or not depends on the

federal court. e complaint states that he also creat- pressed “deep sadness” over the news. outcome of the case, but “they’re taken

Rhe retired teacher is alleged to have ed ctitious accounts on Chat Avenue, an Leaf was “well-respected” in the sports down for now,” he explained.

engaged in “deeply disturbing sexual online chatroom, “to engage with under- community, a “devastated” Clinchy said Emphasizing that people are innocent

communications with minors,” according aged victims.” Wednesday, Feb. 24. until proven guilty, Feniger said: “We are

to Audrey Strauss, the U.S. attorney for e “known fake handles” Leaf alleg- Noting that if the allegations are a local, family business and we’re always

the Southern District. edly used include: Alex Bronson, sports- proven true, it’s the young victims who going to protect the kids. at’s rst and

“Child pornography in icts immeasur- boi.15, alex15, 15brandon, zach.914, need and deserve sympathy and support, foremost.”

able damage upon innocent victims, and runnerboi.14, austinf19. sportsgirl.914, Clinchy said, adding: “ at’s the worst Feniger noted that Leaf worked as a

this o ce and our FBI partners will con- brandon.williams.23, dan.dan77771, part, the kids. It’s terribly sad.” contractor for Con Ed and was never an

tinue to exhaustively detect, identify, and beachsand.7, and Austin A. Leaf has also been an announcer for “employee” of Pamal Broadcasting. He

charge any individuals engaged in this Anyone who thinks they’ve been in the Iona College Gaels and a youth soc- added the athlete-scholar feature will still

sinister conduct,” she said. contact with those accounts are being cer referee. He was once president of the run, but with a di erent host.

Leaf, 72, was hit with one count of re- asked to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL- Westchester-Putnam Approved Soccer “Our thoughts are with the victims of

ceiving child pornography and one count FBI (1-800-225-5324), or reach authori- O cials Association. these terrible and disturbing crimes that

of possessing child pornography. If con- ties online at In a statement, Iona’s director of ath- are alleged by the U.S. attorney against

victed, he could receive between ve and FBI Assistant Director William F. letics said Leaf was an independent con- Mr. Leaf, who was not an employee of

20 years in prison on the rst charge and Sweeney urged parents to keep a close tractor hired to call the games. Calling our company,” Con Ed said in a state-

up to 10 years for the second, Strauss said. eye on their children’s social media use. the accusations “disturbing,” Matthew ment Friday. Allan Drury, the utility’s

Leaf, who prosecutors said was released “As our society continues to become Glovaski said: “At this time, none of the public a airs manager, explained that

on $100,000 bond, could not be reached more reliant on technology, more of our allegations have any association with the Leaf was an independent contractor.

for comment by this newspaper. children are exposed to the most despi- college.” Leaf, a Scarsdale High School gradu-

Law enforcement o cers reported cable predators—those searching out “Richard Leaf was not an Iona em- ate, had taught social studies in the Har-

nding “almost a dozen images and vid- young children to sexually exploit them,” ployee. Iona takes all allegations of mis- rison School District and had been an

eos containing child pornography on announcer for Scarsdale’s and Mama-

Leaf ’s home computer,” Strauss said. roneck’s varsity basketball games.

e FBI said that Leaf had given spe- Child pornography in icts immeasurable damage upon Strauss praised the e orts of the FBI
cial agents permission to seize and search and the Westchester County Safe Streets

his Dell computer and Apple iPhone 11 innocent victims, and this o ce and our FBI partners will Task Force.
last May. e FBI also reported nding a e case is being handled by the White
note next to the computer with account continue to exhaustively detect, identify, and charge any
Plains Division of the U.S. Attorney’s

information and passwords for some of individuals engaged in this sinister conduct.’ O ce. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer
the alleged ctitious accounts. Ong is in charge of the prosecution.

e Journal News/ reported –Audrey Strauss “ e charge contained in the com-

on ursday, Feb. 25, that Leaf told the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District. plaint is merely an accusation, and the
media outlet he did not know how the defendant is presumed innocent unless

images got on his computer. He suggest- and until proven guilty,” Strauss said.

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list, put your future first.

To find out how to get your finPaOncLiaICl E BLOTTER
When it comes togoyaolsuorntotr-adcko, contact your Edward
tthoe dLe eafwoylilso.bwoirnog items are from State police arrived and placed 138 and Brady Farm Road for
list, put your futuJroenfiesrsfitn.ancial advisor Police Depart- the driver under arrest. ey also a report of a tractor trailer that
took down some primary lines.
esTotofinydoouurt thoow-dtoo get your financial ment. Please be aware that these searched the vehicle, allegedly A tree-service company was
fugtouarles, contact your Edward trimming the trees in the loca-
summarizations represent only nding felony weight drugs— tion when a truck caught the
Jones financial advisor today. wires, and a pole was taken
to get your financial one perspective. In most cases, either crack or cocaine. down. NYSEG shut o the
ontact your Edward power and removed the lines.
attempts will not be made to • Feb. 14, 1:25 p.m. – A home-
e driver was not faulted. NY-
contact the accused nor will owner told police that her dog SEG also replaced the broken
pursuits be made to publish ad- had brought a possum into the
• Feb. 23, 8:22 p.m. – Police
ditional information or updates. house. e o cer removed the received an anonymous com-
plaint about a South Salem
For those reasons, names of the possum and released it outside. resident growing marijuana in
their home. e residence was
accused are usually withheld. • Feb. 16, 10:45 a.m. – A checked, and complaint was un-
founded. e South Salem resi-
dvisor today. • Feb. 12, 2:28 p.m. – Police homeowner called police to dent believes it was a retaliatory
investigated a two-car crash on complain that an unknown measure over a personal dispute.

Route 35 in Cross River. An white van was parked in her • Feb. 24, 1:50 p.m. – On
Cross River Road, a bicyclist
eastbound car was stopped on driveway, which was visible from bumped into a 2006 BMW,
denting the car’s fender.
Route 35 waiting to turn into her Ring doorbell. A chimney-
• Feb. 24, 8:33 pm. – A South
the Shell gas station when an- cleaning service had the wrong Salem resident complained that
contractors, performing reno-
other car rear-ended it, causing address and was supposed to be vation work on her neighbor’s
home, were continually block-
damage. e second car was at the neighbor’s home. ing her driveway. e contrac-
tors told police they would
impounded, and the driver was • Feb. 18, 9:55 a.m. – Police avoid blocking the driveway in
the future.
Judi R McAnaw Judi R McAnaw charged with four tra c infrac- investigated a possible drug
Financial Advisor FinancediawlarAdjdonveiss.coomr tions: unregistered and unin- overdose in South Salem. A • Feb. 25, 12:58 p.m. – Police
investigated a report of a suspi-
S33o2mRerosuFtein1a0n0ciSaul CiteeS. no3t0me0rerMsemFbineraSnIPcCial Center spected car, switching plates, mother had found her son in cious vehicle in the area of Mill
Somers, NY 10589 332 Route 100 Suite 300 anM•wdewFfmoewlbbl.eo.edw1rw2iSn, ml–y. Police his bed, unconscious and not River Road in South Salem. e
investigated a civil complaint breathing. She administered driver was reportedly stopping
Judi R McAna9w14-669-5329 Somers, NY 10589 at Mark Mead Road in Cross CPR and called police. Lew- and taking photos of houses.
IRT-1948I-A isboro Volunteer Ambulance Police stopped the driver on
Boutonville Road. e driver
FAP-1966D-A River. A woman told police Corps arrived and administered provided documentation and
Financial Advisor that her neighbor, with whom a single dose of nasal Narcan. said they worked for Fannie
she shares a driveway, had piled He was transported to Northern Mae and were taking pictures of
. Member SIPC houses on which the company
held mortgages.
Somers Financial Center
• Feb. 28, 9:45 a.m. – Several
332 Route 100 Suite 300 snow onto her rock wall in front Westchester Hospital. mailboxes in the area of Spring
Street were destroyed, apparent-
Somers, NY 10589 of her home. e neighbor de- • Feb. 18, 11:23 a.m. – Police ly hit with a blunt object. One
neighbor said their son heard nied this to police, saying that a investigated a report of an at- youths outside the house in the
er Member SIPC delivery driver was responsible. tempted shoplifting at Salem middle of the night and could
see an SUV-type vehicle. A
300 e woman also told police that Liquors. A woman in the store Ring doorbell camera captured
a vehicle with its headlights on
her neighbor has parked his car allegedly put small bottles of li- stopped in front of the home
around 3:34 a.m.
in front of her portion of the quor in her pockets. When she
• Feb. 28, noon – Around 7:15
shared driveway, causing her to brought a wine bottle to the a.m., a South Salem resident
called police and complained
miss deliveries and making it check-out counter, the store’s that her neighbor’s roosters
had been crowing for an hour
di cult for her to back down owner asked the woman if she straight. Police interviewed
neighbors, who said they also
her driveway. Police advised was going to pay for the bottles heard the roosters. e home-
owners with the roosters were
both parties to seek a “civil rem- in her pocket. e woman apol- out of the town, but a house
sitter said they would be return
edy” to settle the dispute. ogized and wanted to make the Monday (March 1). “ e roost-
ers were non-stop crowing the
• Feb. 12, 10:20 p.m. – While purchase, but the store’s owner entire time interviewing” the
house sitter, the responding of-
on patrol, an o cer pulled over refused and asked the woman to
cer wrote.
a car that had crossed over the leave. She left in a black Nissan

double-yellow line and driven SUV and Connecticut license

in the right shoulder. e driver plates.

was wanted by state police for • Feb. 23, 1:05 p.m. – Police

possession of stolen property. responded to the area of Route

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‘Unknowns’ surround cap-compliant budget

Spending rises by $1.7 million

BY TOM BARTLEY In addition to ursday’s ses- Questions of social distancing shoulder the principal burden, and everything goes back to nor-

CONTRIBUTING WRITER sion, the board met again on the and remote learning remain, and rising this year to account for mal as it once was,”he said.“We’re

budget on Saturday, Feb. 27, to no one can say with certainty $99,700,394, or 88 percent of going to want our students to be

In a budget necessarily punctu- start work on next year’s nanc- how long they will be in e ect. total spending. happy to come back to school, to

ated with question marks, spend- es. e public will vote on the “We have a lot more contin- For the communities KLSD be comfortable back in school, to

ing next year for Katonah-Lew- budget May 18. gent thinking and planning, comprises, tax rates re ect dif- feel well-supported academically

isboro schools would rise 1.59 While the total rise in prop- since we don’t know whether ferent assessment practices but back in school after a very…ex-

percent and hike property taxes erty taxes tops $99.7 million, social distancing will still be a are meant to equalize individual tended disruptive period.”

by 1.79 percent. the projected levy stays more fact of life in September of ’21,” homeowner burdens.

e $113 million budget is the than $600,000 under the al- Selesnick said. “But we want to Rates are projected to de- COVID 19 UPDATE

rst built from the ground up lowable state cap on increases be prepared for it if it is.” crease in Lewisboro by 13 cents e Katonah-Lewisboro

while a lethal contagion stalks while projecting lower estimated All told, the Katonah-Lew- to $211.09 for each $1,000 of School District community re-

students, sta and the commu- tax rates for property owners in isboro School District would assessed value and in Pound ported 12 new cases of coronavi-

nity at-large. Accordingly, the Lewisboro and Pound Ridge. spend $113,242,880, an increase Ridge by 36 cents, to $109.48. rus infection last week, running

2021-22 plan took shape amid Rates would rise in Katonah and of $1,770,200 over today’s bud- Katonah rates would add $9.40, the total on Feb. 26 for all ve

“substantial unknowns,” school North Salem. get. to hit $192.57 and North Salem district schools to 136.

district o cials said in a state- “We certainly do think and To fund those expenditures, would climb $1.23 to $21.50. A third of the new positive

ment formally presenting their hope that the board will agree the district will tap into mul- For KLSD students, school as tests were at John Jay High

proposed spending to the school that we’ve developed a bud- tiple revenue streams, including they’ve always known it crashed School, where the four cases

board last week. get that is scally responsible,” $13,542,486 in cash from non- to a close last March as coro- ran the school’s total to 72 since

“ e unknowns that still exist he said. “We are presenting a property-tax sources. Among navirus concerns dictated an reopening last September. e

have made it quite complicated budget tonight that falls within the income sources: state aid immediate switch to learning- middle school was unchanged

to develop this coming budget,” the tax cap, as we have in prior (projected at $8,292,486, a drop by-laptop. A year later, school from last week, when the total

School Superintendent Andrew years.” of $10,564 below last year’s o cials are looking cautiously at reached 23.

Selesnick said at the board’s But the coronavirus pandem- budgeted total); sales-tax shar- “what it’s going to take and what In the elementary schools,

ursday, Feb. 25, meeting. ic, which forced an on-the- y ing ($1,250,000); fund balance it’s going to mean for all of our Increase Miller was up six cases

“We always start from scratch, overhaul last spring of proposed (money previously collected but students when they are able to to 24 while Meadow Pond re-

and we always think about what 2020-21 spending plans, has re- unspent, $2,450,000) and com- return to school full-time,” Sele- ported two new positives, giv-

we truly need…to appropriately duced reliance on familiar fun- mitted reserves ($750,000); and snick said. ing them seven since September.

serve our students in the coming damentals and made uncertainty interest income ($125,000). “We don’t assume that it’s just Katonah was again unchanged

year,” he said. a hallmark of next year’s budget. As always, property taxes going to be like ipping a switch with 10 cases.

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‘Hydro-raking’ explored for Todd’s Pond COVID Counter

Less-costly cleanup an option for sediment- lled waterbody LEWISBORO
Active: 45
BY TOM BARTLEY Town Board meeting last month. maintaining pond depth.” see how it works.” Last Week: 34
Total: 659
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Sorell brie y mentioned the “Dredging and hydro-raking “If it does,” Sorell believes, “we
cheaper alternative but did not both involve physical removal of would probably say, ‘OK, let’s ex- Active: 78
Last Week: 106
A less-costly way to recapture elaborate on it. “ e rst I heard debris and sediment; however, each pand it and work our way along Total: 1,364
According to information pro-
the past glory of Todd’s Pond is of hydro-raking was about a week is used for varying reasons and the edge of the pond, toward Lily
vided by Westchester County.
getting a favorable look from an before the [January] board presen- outcomes,” the company’s website Pond.’”
Government at
advisory panel seeking solutions for tation,” he said in an interview last says. “Dredging is heavily focused Before work can begin, the proj- Work

Katonah’s sediment-stu ed water- week. “ e committee didn’t even on both organic and inorganic ect would need a permit from the • Monday, March 8, Bedford
Planning Board, 7 p.m.
way. have time to look at it.” sediment removal to restore pond state Department of Environmen-
• Monday, March 8, Lewis-
e latest strategy, hydro-raking, But one committee member, depth.” tal Conservation,said Kevin Winn, boro Town Board, 7:30 p.m.

is said to come at a fraction of the Don Scott, had been discussing e Arcadis study did not dis- Bedford’s public works commis- • Tuesday, March 9, Kato-
nah Historic District Advisory
price of multimillion-dollar dredg- the pond’s problems with dredging cuss hydro-raking, focusing instead sioner and a town-government Committee, 7 p.m.

ing outlined last month in a con- professionals elsewhere. Hoping to on dredging, with an estimated member of the advisory committee. • Wednesday, March 10, Lew-
isboro Sustainability Commit-
sultant’s report on potential resto- nd a lower price for dredging, he price tag as high as $13 million. It would also require a $25,000 tee, 7:30 p.m.

ration e orts. Hydro-raking would discovered hydro-raking instead, By contrast, Sorell noted, the commitment from the Town • Wednesday, March 10, Ar-
chitectural and Community Re-
use a barge-mounted backhoe to Sorell said. While Arcadis was town could test hydro-raking’s Board. “ ere’s a pretty good view Council, 8 p.m.

clear accumulated muck from the putting together its ndings, he suitability as a pond-clearing alter- chance the town will agree to the • ursday, March 11, Kato-
nah-Lewisboro Board of Edu-
waterway’s bottom. said, “Don was talking to private native with only a $25,000 invest- $25k funding for the pilot pro- cation, 7 p.m.

Todd’s Pond, once a popular dredgers, thinking there might be ment.“ at 25k is for a pilot study,” gram,”Sorell said. • ursday, March 11, Bedford
Conservation Board, 7:30 p.m.
neighborhood venue for picnics, a cheaper way to get the dredging he said. “It’s not for the entire area “It works,” he said of hydro-rak-
Visit, lewis-
boating, shing and ice skating, done.” to be covered.” ing. “It de nitely is going to make, or for
agenda information or to watch/
today is a shallow, 4.5-acre saucer “ at kind of hit a brick wall,” No cost estimates exist yet for a the aesthetics better. I’m absolutely participate.

of water just o Cherry Street at Sorell continued, “but he stumbled full pond cleanup. But Sorell puts sure of that. And it’ll probably re-

Lakeside Drive. As natural waste onto hydro-raking while he was the likely number somewhere be- tard growth in that area for some

accumulated over the years, the talking with somebody in another tween $100,000 to $150,000; still period of time. e question is, for

product of time and weather, the part of town.” pricey, but a pittance next to the how long?”

man-made pond shrank in depth, Solitude Lake Management, an dredging price tag. “I’m guessti- DPW’s Winn said the advi-

from an average of 8 feet down to aquatic consulting company, calls mating,” he said, “but it’s probably sory committee will meet this week

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Memories and milestones March bring marvelous
events to Katonah-Lewisboro
is the year that my hair lots of guests including my
parents’ friends, neighbors,
READING, caught on re when I and my group of friends.
leaned in to blow out the Later that evening, I for his nobility and rich tone. His
CHOCOLATE candles. I had planned a remember sitting in my boy- wide-ranging program with pianist
friend’s lap in a 1960s plastic NEWS & David Fung combines Schumann’s
KIM low-key birthday party desk chair. My brother NOTES complete “Dichterliebe”with works
KOVACH at my house with seven snapped a photograph of us by John Dowland, Charles Brown,
at the exact moment that the MARK Florence Price, Margaret Bonds,
friends from high school. chair broke. at photograph JEFFERS Ernest Charles, and William Bolcom,
captured the surprise on our as well as a set of spirituals. Following
We played records, faces as we fell to the oor. Welcome to “News & Notes,” the concert, there will be a Q&A with
where we look at the hap- Burton and Fung, including an oppor-
March is my favorite opened presents (I As an adult living in Man- penings here in Westches- tunity for the audience at home to ask
month. My birth- hattan and later residing in ter County… questions, moderated by Caramoor’s
day is in March, distinctly remember request- Northern Westchester, I usu- artistic director, Kathy Schuman.
ing fun clothes for spring), ally celebrated my birthday Let’s start o with some thoughts
and put together a “memory” with friends by going out for on the marvelous month of March. In cooperation with the town of
lunch or dinner. One year, I I hope we all get through the Ides of Bedford, our wonderful public libraries
the winter is almost over and glass souvenir. celebrated my birthday on a March with no ill e ects; we remem- in Katonah, Bedford Hills, Bedford
trip to Mexico, another year ber to spring ahead on March 14 at Village, Pound Ridge, and Mount Kis-
the clocks spring forward. But the unplanned high- in Vermont. 2 a.m.; and survive the green beer on co are encouraging residents of all ages
St. Patrick’s Day. Cheers to this week’s to join in a Community Read of “Just
What’s not to like? light of this Sweet Sixteen is is the rst birthday in “March Madness”edition of “News & Mercy”by Bryan Stevenson through
my entire life that my dad is Notes.” March 15. A Community Read is an
I was born on my dad’s party was when my parents not here for us to wish each open reading experience that engages
other “Happy Birthday.” I I’ve been resting my stomach in people within a region to join together
birthday. Probably not his brought out my birthday miss that life-long connec- anticipation for the 12th annual Chili as neighbors focused on a single book.
tion. Cook-o hosted by the Katonah Adults and teens within the Bedford
rst choice of a good birth- cake with candles blazing. Chamber of Commerce from 5 to 7 Central School District and Katonah
I don’t mind not having a p.m. Friday, March 19. Each ticket gets are invited to participate.
day present but that’s the My friends and I all gathered birthday party at a restaurant you a lovely limited-edition reusable
or a friend’s house this year. jute bag, eight chili samples, toppings, Our friends at the Community
way it worked out. Even around the edge of the din- We are all being careful and bread from LMNOP Bakery, sweet Center of Northern Westchester have
staying healthy. I am cel- once again come up with a very cool
though we shared a birthday, ing room table. I leaned over ebrating a milestone birthday oral gift from Wild Fig Floral, and way to give back to our community.
and I try not to think about other sides from local sponsors. ey COVID-19 has made it di cult for
I always remember having to make a wish and blow out the actual number. On a TV recommend one ticket per person, many of us to enjoy dining out as
commercial, a woman says, but if you do share with another, they frequently as before the health crisis.
my own birthday party with the candles. e next thing I “Age is just a number and kindly ask for only one vote per ticket. Imagine what a di erence the money
mine is unlisted!” I like that saved on all these dinners out could
my name on the birthday knew, my dad was swatting attitude! Caramoor has released their make for local families struggling to
schedule for livestreams from the put food on their tables. When you
cake. I still have a photo of at my head with a kitchen Kim Kovach will be Music Room for the 2021 season. e donate to the center’s “Give from
celebrating with chocolate, March 21 stream has Dashon Burton, the Heart” fund, you provide hot
my rst birthday celebration: towel. good books to read and an original member of the innovative meals to hungry families. A generous
greetings from friends by Grammy-winning vocal ensemble, donor wants to reduce hunger in our
Sitting in my highchair with Luckily, from where Dad phone, email and on Zoom! Roomful of Teeth. Burton is known
a chocolate cupcake in front had been standing o to the

of me. Cheeks smeared with right side, he saw my long

chocolate frosting, I ap- curly brown hair catch on

peared very pleased to be the re from the candle ames. I

center of attention. was startled but not burned.

My mom made big cel- A lock of frizzy hair and the

ebrations for our birthdays. tip of my right eyelashes got

I remember a few times singed. My mom was not

over those grade school happy when the acrid smell

years when my party or my of burnt hair lled the din-

brother’s party had to be ing room. We cut the cake

cancelled due to snowstorms. and went on with the party,

e ice-skating party or no big deal.

other special outing had e only birthday celebra-

to be postponed. We still tion that I remember sharing

received lots of presents and a birthday cake with my dad

birthday cake. was the year that Dad turned

My Sweet Sixteen birth- fty and I turned twenty- SEE JEFFERS PAGE 9

day stands out because that one. We had a big party with

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Move on down the road JEFFERS


For instance, when we were does indeed put the kitchen hysteria all over again (My community and has o ered to
stu in with the bathroom stu , hysteria, I mean. Mine). match donations to this fund
packing boxes, he put the it would mean I’d have to run up to $10,000. If you give by
back and forth from the kitchen Seeing that my plan of action March 31, your donation will be
TRACY living room pillows in with to the bathroom to unpack that could devolve into chaos, I took doubled. Now, that’s what I call
box. him aside and womansplained exciting.
BECKERMAN the bedroom comforter. to him the strategies for pack-
Horrible, right? Who would ing boxes. Here is a “roar” out to my
I’m sure he was think- do such a thing? fellow Bedford Hills Lions Club
He looked at me like I had members who recently held a
ing, “Hey, these are all soft A HUSBAND! two heads and was on the train “Have a Heart” food drive with
Now, it’s not like I am an to Crazytown. en, he said he the cooperation of DeCicco’s
things. Let’s put them in a expert in these things. I’m wouldn’t be able to remember all Family Market of Katonah. e
a professional writer, not a the rules and I should just pack outpouring of support from the
box together.” professional packer. But I do all the boxes myself. Which was community was overwhelm-
know that if “I” packed his ing, with over 600 pounds of
As you may know, I But I was thinking, deodorant in with the olive oil, ne with me, even though it food items and cash donations
recently moved. And in he wouldn’t be able to nd it, he took A LOT more time since it collected for the Community
case you didn’t know, “WHAT, ARE YOU CRA- would freak out, dogs and cats was just me doing all the work. Center of Northern Westchester.
ZY?” YOU CAN’T PACK would start sleeping together, But I didn’t resent him a bit… Way to go!
LIVING ROOM STUFF there would be mass hysteria,
and we’d end up having to call a And I only smiled a little Cheers to a happy and hopeful
moving is number three in the WITH BEDROOM STUFF.” search and rescue team to nd when I put his deodorant in spring, and a big thank you to all
the missing deodorant. with the olive oil. essential personnel who are on
top ve most stressful things As anyone with two “X” the job: health care workers, rst
e other thing you have Tracy Beckerman is embarking responders, truck drivers, grocery
in your life. Number two is chromosomes would tell you, to do when moving is use a on a new adventure as an store workers—anyone out there
Sharpie and write the name of empty nester! Now, instead of on the front line—thank you for
divorce and number one is the key is not to make it easy the room that the box is for in being “Lost in Suburbia,” she your dedication, your service, and
BIG LETTERS so the movers is “Lost in Midlife.” Life is being there for all of us!
death of a loved one. Having to pack… the key is to make would know where to put it. just as funny… but with a lot
Otherwise, a box with bedroom less laundry. For more midlife I would like to wish every-
just moved, I can tell you with it easy to unpack. You want all stu could end up in the living humor, you can follow her on one a very happy and safe St.
room and it would be mass Facebook at Patrick’s Day. May the road rise
certainty that number three can your boxes to be packed for LostinsuburbiaFanPage. to meet you, may the wind be
always at your back, may the
often be the cause of number their own speci c rooms. is sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your
two and number one. makes complete sense to me
elds. See you all soon.
Of course, this might sound and all my X chromosomes,

silly, especially considering all but apparently something on

that’s going on in the world, the Y chromosome in hus-

but the motive for murdering bands makes it di cult to

one’s spouse can never be taken comprehend. is is why I

lightly. Which is why moving is yell, “Y, Y, Y DID YOU PUT

number three on that list. THE KITCHEN STUFF IN

It’s not that my husband WITH THE BATHROOM

wasn’t helpful with the move. It STUFF??”

was that he was TOO helpful. e issue is, if my husband

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MUSEUM this includes the students being actively in- Artwork by Owen Hughes
volved in the installation process, including Artwork by Lainie Ingersoll
FROM PAGE 1 measuring and hanging. During this experi-
ence, the students work with professional art
temporaries, as opposed to the small circle of installers who support the museum’s other
students they have been exposed to for the exhibits.
last few years.” Stock eld further explains
that “the exhibit also provides a unique ex- e students also experience the paper-
perience for students who plan to pursue the work process that accompanies exhibits. e
arts by providing them the opportunity to museum provides them a rst opportunity
build their resume with a ‘group show,’ some- to ll out loan and consignment forms and
thing a lot of artists don’t have that opportu- write artists’ statements as is done by profes-
nity to do until college or after.” sional artists.

She goes on to say that the “museum pro- is year, of course, brought several chal-
vides [important] access in the community lenges due to the ongoing pandemic. In
[in the fact] there is a museum and that the years past, for example, the graphic design
museum takes the time to highlight young workshop was conducted in person in a one-
artists within the community.” day event hosted onsite. is year, however,
the event went virtual. e pandemic real-
For the museum, this idea of access and ed- ity also required both the museum sta and
ucation hits at the heart of its mission. “Arts educators to rethink the program’s logistics.
education has been at the core of the Kato- Educators had to gure out the logistics of
nah Museum of Art since its inception,” said how to collect the students’ artwork, includ-
Margaret Adasko, curator of education at the ing from remote and quarantined students.
Katonah Museum of Art. She goes on to say
that “the entire museum is built on the idea Adasko said that “the teachers went above
of bringing arts more readily into the com- and beyond to provide their students with
munity” and the belief “that every member of this opportunity.” Museum sta began plan-
our community can have a close connection ning last spring as they prepared contin-
to the arts experience.” gency plans to ensure that the exhibit could
happen in some form. is required the mu-
It is this union between making the arts seum and its sta to be in close communica-
available and the importance of education tion with teachers as the pandemic carried
that drives the Young Artist exhibit. Not on. In the end, the museum was able to host
only do students have their art displayed an in-person exhibit. Teachers, students, and
at the museum, but the program also gives families appreciated the museum’s dedi-
students exposure to the entire exhibition cation to hosting this event and all of the
process, including the behind-the-scenes el- numerous safety precautions that the mu-
ements that are required to stage a museum seum put in place. Many also expressed how
exhibition. e program includes several grateful they were that the museum was able
di erent educational components. e rst to provide this experience this year, espe-
is a graphic design workshop where students cially as many of the other traditional senior
work with two graphic design educators to experiences have been signi cantly altered.
create the invitation and postcard that will
be used to promote the exhibit. At the end While this exhibit greatly a ects the se-
of the graphic design workshop, one stu- niors involved, the experience lasts a life-
dent’s design is chosen to be used for that time and creates a legacy that has touched,
year selected in a voting process by other inspired, and connected many generations
student artists, museum sta , and the mu- of young artists in the community. Several
seum board. museum sta members were young artists,
and over the years, parents have attended
e second component permits the stu- family programs and mentioned how they
dents to explore a curator’s role as they par- had been young artists in their youth. is
ticipate in the exhibition’s installation. is year, even one of the art teachers involved was
process allows them to think about how to a young artist themselves decades ago.
organize the exhibit and what makes sense
regarding the conceptual idea of how the e Young Artist exhibit opened on Sat-
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"Poker-Face" Percy figures out a life hack, thereby STRONG is your day. / You’re o to Great Places!
taking his Texas Hold 'Em game to the next level. LEARNING You’re o and away! / You have brains in
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CLARK ASSOCIATES DR. LINDA You can steer yourself any direction you
FUNERAL HOME SILBERT choose. / You’re on your own. And you
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Serving all Faiths since 1858 Dear Dr. Linda, guy who’ll decide where to go.”
I’m back! I’m the reading teacher who
Cremations and Burials But the idea for Read Across America
contacts you every year to be sure that wasn’t meant just for one day. It was
FUNERAL PREARRANGEMENT you once again remind your readers that intended to encourage children to read all
March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday which is year round. Motivating children to read
Both pre-payment and no-payment options Read Across America Day. Teachers and is an important factor in student achieve-
librarians and others who read with chil- ment in school and beyond, but many
• Only 1/4 mile from 684 exit 6. • Only 1 block from the Katonah dren are privy to this day, but most others teachers, parents and librarians interact
are not. I know it’s not a national or reli- with children every day who not only
• Less than 60 minutes from N.Y. City. • Railroad station. gious holiday with deep roots but learning dislike reading because it’s hard for them
to read is an essential part of a person’s but become anxious just looking at a book.
life. erefore, “Read Across America Whether they have a reading disorder
Day” should be celebrated. ank you! called dyslexia or have been forced to read
when they didn’t want to, many children
Jen “hate” reading (or what they have been
Dear Jen, trained to think it is).

anks so much for reminding us every ese children’s needs must be ad-
year because this is a special day. Read- dressed so that they don’t become illiter-
ing, above all else, is an essential skill for ate. But that requires interacting with
our children to learn. Yet, reading in our each child, discovering his or her current
country is often taken for granted. Read- reading level, engaging them, activating
ing—whether a book (in print or on a their brains, and devising a fun way to
hand-held device), a street sign or a menu, get them to read often (practice) so they
a newspaper, or a magazine—connects connect to the stories (whether ction or
humans with the outside world. non ction) and become joyful readers too.
Since we know that children love to play
Although reading is simply putting and have fun, we must make learning to
sounds to a group of written symbols, read fun. Dr. Seuss understood that like
letters, and making sense of it, without it, no one else.
we would have to depend on others to tell
us what’s happening elsewhere, complete You can help, even if you don’t have
with their opinions and biases. By know- young children in your life. Get involved
ing how to read and read well, people can in this year’s Read Across America. Your
make their own educated decisions. library or the NEA’s website is a good
place to start. If your library o ers a live
How did “Read Across America” begin? session, sign up to read one of Dr. Seuss’s
In May 1997, a small committee at the books to a group of children. If not, do it
National Education Association (NEA) over Zoom. If such is not available in your
decided to create a day when children area, organize one yourself.
of all ages could celebrate reading. ey
compared reading to football and decided If you’re interested in helping children
that if students can have pep rallies for who are struggling to learn to read, nd
football, then they should also have pep out more about dyslexia and the reason
rallies for reading. And what better day it presents a problem for people and
than on Dr. Seuss’s birthday? reading. Visit the International Dyslexia
Association (IDA) and Everyone Reading
Dr. Seuss (whose real name was websites. ere are plenty of ways to boost
eodore Geizel) introduced millions of reading across the country—and your own
children to reading. e rhymes and silly back yard.
stories of “Cat in the Hat,” “Go Dog Go,”
“Green Eggs and Ham” and more opened Happy birthday, Dr. Suess!
up the world to these children. And his Dr. Linda
nal book, “Oh, e Places You’ll Go,”
took them on a voyage of life, including Contact Dr. Linda at
all its challenges. “Congratulations! Today if you have any questions about a child who
loves to read, is struggling with reading or
hates to read.

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Let it snow, man!

BRUCE several inches of snow can be a VISIONS OF WARMTH
THE BLOG form of therapy. It creates a liber- e texture of life is constantly
ating, almost cleansing sensation,
BRUCE like rinsing shampoo o a dog. enriched by its contrasts. e
APAR more white stu that accumu-
If that canine analogy gives you lates these frigid winter days,
Are you enjoying the pet lovers pause, forgive me; it’s the more our minds turn to
snow? I am. Not to say been a while since I shampooed what spring and summer will
I’m going to miss it ter- myself, let alone anything with feel like when they come back
ribly whenever it stops (if it ever twice as many legs, one tail more, around the mountain of ice and
stops), but let’s not deny snow its and a longer leash. But, trust snow we’ve come to know so
fun. me, like every other husband well this winter.
throughout history, I easily can
After all, snow is a main attrac- relate to what it’s like to spend e more eagerly we antici-
tion of winter, and with movie time in the dog house. pate those thermal days wait-
theaters only now beginning to ing for us somewhere over the
re-open, the panorama of enter- When there’s enough snow rainbow, the more we’ll rejoice
tainment that is snow has been afoot to impede our motorized anew when warmer days once
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SKIINBGoys, girls win section title

BY RICH MONETTI the team edging out Scarsdale Across the lift, Luke Spieler PHOTO COURTESY OF KERRI WOLFE
CONTRIBUTING WRITER (94.95 seconds to 95.44). In turn, was again JJ/NS/Somers’ top
four boys advanced to the big Back row: Coaches Chris Reinke (girls) and Dan Collea (boys); front
e John Jay-North Salem- race. nisher at fth. Next was Os- row: Samantha Spieler, Ashley Binette, Kristen Wolfe, Rosie Binette,
Somers ski team had a big clos- kar Lombardi, and he picked up Luke Spieler, Zach Purdy, Easton Sayer-McGill, and Oskar Lombardi
ing week on the slopes and made Luke Spieler took bronze, Os- some bumps and bruises on the
2021 a season to remember. e kar Lombardi nished in fourth, way to earning his honors. e team-wide supportive at- the joy has been obstructed this
boys and girls both won the Easton Sayer-McGill grabbed titude doesn’t hurt, either. year.
league championship on Tues- seventh, and Zach Purdy sailed “Oskar had a spectacular fall
day, Feb. 23, at under Ridge, in at ninth. In addition, Lucas on his rst run,” Reinke said. “He “ e kids remain each other’s “Even though we don’t get to
and went on to win Section One Eberhardt’s 10th-place nish came back with determination best cheering section,” the coach see their smiling faces behind
championships at under Ridge made him the rst alternate for and grit to put down a fantastic added. “ ey are the rst to o er their masks, the kids are having
on ursday, Feb. 25. the championship race, and all second run that landed him in a word of encouragement when fun,” Reinke said.
together, Josh Burkart (Somers) 10th place.” someone has a bad race and cheer
e Tuesday a air, a Section was 11th, Matt Dong 18th, and on a winning performance. I at- But the life lessons are what
One quali er, had eight other Jonathan Walerys was 25th. In addition, Zach Purdy n- tribute their support and encour- seals the deal for the coach.
schools competing. e girls took ished 18th and Easton Sayer- agement as a key factor to that
the top four spots: Samantha e stage was then set for the McGill closed the evening in success.” “ ese athletes will leave the
Spieler won gold, and Kristen championships. 23rd. All told, the four girls, Luke team knowing that hard work
Wolfe, Ashley Binette, and Rosie Spieler, Lombardi, and Purdy At the same time, the kids put and commitment can reward
Binette lled the podium in or- “We went to under Ridge earned All-Section honors, a the nishing times right up there them with success going forward
der. to compete against the best of recognition that normally would with having a good time, even if and that is really our objective,”
the best in Section One skiing have had them advancing to the he said.
Down the line, Emma and came home with a ridiculous New York State championships.
Klares nished in 11th, Dani- number of medals,” Reinke said.
ella Cziedzic was 13th, and Paige But this year was anything but
Martin crossed over at 17th. at said, the girls stood high normal.
on the podium again. Samantha
“ e entire team nished in Spieler took the gold medal and “Even with all the challenges
the top half of all the girl skiers,” Ashley Binette was 0.3 seconds COVID has put on our ability
said Coach Chris Reinke. behind for the silver. Kristen to train and race, they have re-
Wolfe came in 0.01 seconds later mained positive and appreciative
On the boys side, the team for the bronze, and Rosie Binette of the opportunity to have a bit of
score ended dramatically, with placed ninth normalcy in an otherwise chaotic
year,” Reinke said.


John Jay goes 1-3 in second week

BY RICH MONETTI Miranda Martin’s layup with 4:43 re- Unfortunately, the home cooking from the start. “I’ve been telling my girls

CONTRIBUTING WRITER maining in the game. But John Jay had wasn’t as good on Wednesday. Trailing all it is a sprint to the nish this season, and

trouble with the full court press, and the way through, Fox Lane defeated the we need to make adjustments during

After a 67-32 opening loss to Brewster Greeley got within four twice. Wolves, 61-46. But Gallagher was still games instead of practices, which isn’t

last week, John Jay got no respite, and All it took was one breakthrough, pleased with his team’s e ort and con- easy,” he said. “But as long as we improve

faced four games on the schedule. Un- though. Neumann got away and her la- ceded that the shots just weren’t falling. every day, we are moving in the right di-

fortunately, the girls only came away with yup with 1:19 remaining was the back Still, he’s been cautioning the team rection.”

one win. breaker at 59-53. On the other hand, a 67-38 home

ey did, though, bounce back nicely loss to Panas on Friday didn’t follow the

to start the week. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, script and neither did John Jay’s trip to

the Wolves held a six- or seven-point Fox Lane on Saturday. Falling behind

lead throughout the home game, and ul- 17-7 in the rst, the Wolves appeared to

timately remained there for a 63-56 vic- be looking at another blowout.

tory.” But John Jay actually took the lead on

e girls really stepped up from our Shannon Nolan’s fast break layup with

rst game. ey showed the type of team ve minutes left in the half. However, a

we are capable of being,” said Coach lot of height up front gave the Foxes the

Matt Gallagher. edge on the boards and seven-straight

e largest lead came at 6:06 of the points put the home team on top for

third. Shannon Nolan got hit on the of- good.

fensive boards, and her two free throws Still, John Jay kept up the ght, and

gave the Wolves a 31-21 lead. But Gree- Mia Puccio’s third quarter layup at 3:48

ley scored eight straight and had the closed the score to 35-33. Time out

home team back on its heels. called by Fox Lane, the Foxes scored six

So, Lindsay Neumann (and her game- straight, and the fourth quarter began

high 16) got up on her toes and drained with John Jay trailing 47-37.

a three to up the lead to 34-29. John Jay e lead eventually grew to 57-39. But

then gave Greeley the long view on back- the Wolves kept clawing and battled to a

to-back scores. Mia Puccio went coast to respectable 61-52 defeat.

coast for two of her 11, and o the in- At 1-4, they’ll be busy again this

bound, Ava Kelley found Neumann for Olivia Casavant makes her move. PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI week, too. e rst week of March has

the buzzer beating fast break layup. Mia Puccio goes up for 2. the Wolves facing Byram Hills, Somers
twice, and Lakeland.
e 43-34 lead would grow to 11 on


BJOoYShBnASKJEaTByALLgoes 2-2 in busy week

BY RICH MONETTI the end. All tied at 52 at North Corelli gave Logan Baumgartner
Salem on Wednesday, the forward the layup that began a mini six-
John Jay had themselves a very
busy week, and after two straight hit a three to give John Jay a 55-52 point run.
wins, the Wolves ran into a tough
Fox Lane team that blew them victory. Of course, Kote was in the
out twice.
Back and forth the entire way, middle. He got the steal at half
Nonetheless, Tuesday, Feb. 23,
yielded a 52-40 victory at Horace the Wolves grabbed their rst court for two and then made an
Greeley. e teams started slow
and had Horace Greeley on top lead when DeVincenzo knocked acrobatic scoop layup to give the
7-6 after the rst quarter. Owen
Parsons’ foul shots extended the down a three for a 15-12 lead at Wolves a 50-45 lead with 3:01 re-
Greeley lead to 14-10, but it was
mostly downhill from there for the beginning of the second pe- maining.
the Quakers.
riod. e lead extended to 27-22 Unfortunately, North Salem
After a time out, a Ryan Corelli
spin and bump move into the after Walsh’s layup was the bene - answered with ve straight them-
paint yielded a short jumper. And
on the next possession, Peter Gin- ciary of Corelli’s dribble work. But selves, But the 52-52 tie with 38
er hit a three to give the Wolves a
15-14 lead. the half closed with John Jay up seconds remaining put the ball in

Horace Greeley did close the by three. John Jay’s hands.
half with 16-15 lead and got it up
19-17 in the early third. But then e lead would change hands “We called time out, and my as-
Nick DeVincenzo did a pretty
good number at a moment’s no- four times in the period and sistant drew up play to get the ball
tice. In 65 seconds, the guard hit
two triples and a spin layup to give North Salem built to a 40-36 to Nick DeVincenzo,” said Coach
John Jay a 28-22 lead with 3:55
left in the period. lead. However, Giner got John Jay Pat Heaton. “We ran the play all

John Jay would close the third within two before the buzzer by the way through but didn’t get the
on the inbound and at the buzzer.
On the receiving end, Kote took putting back an o ensive rebound shot. So, Owen Walsh drove to
the pass and made an o -balance
layup for two of his game-high 16 without coming back down to the basket and made a great basketball
and a 39-31 lead.
hardwood. play to kick out to Kote.”
One last push got Greeley
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mark, though. Mike Gecaj hit a
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HOCKEY John Jay comes from behind to defeat Rye

BY RICH MONETTI ricochet going. Kyle Petschek “Rye did a good job pressuring made the glove save. en on the though. “ at’s hockey, and we

CONTRIBUTING WRITER took assists from Jacob Silva and our breakout attempts, and pres- subsequent rush, Rogers looked have to move on,” Janos said.

Anthony Protomastro, and the sure in their defensive zone left to have his hands full as Reece Still, he’s proud of the team’s

For all that we’d like to stow rst of the forward’s four goals us little time to set up.” Dorfman made his approach. ght, and a Sunday rematch

away from the last year, it’s likely regained the lead at 13:57. So the Garnets held strong But the John Jay goalie (and awaits.

that John Jay hasn’t forgotten A couple of determined rush- after intermission and doubled his 26 saves) was able to answer

about their Section One nals es by Wishart put Rye back on the lead. Following a Rogers’ right back.

loss to Rye in 2020. So, the stage their heels, so the Garnets had glove save on an O’Bryne wrist Nonetheless, Janos sensed the BASKETBALL
was set at the Brewster Ice Are- to give the home team a little shot, Angelastro won the scrum moment of truth as his team FROM PAGE 15
na on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Rye more time before pulling even. around the net and had the pow- entered the third period on the

knew the score, too, and came O assists from Liam Hurley er play goal at 9:28. power play. look at the buzzer, but the

ready to play, and the play did and Carter Barford, Brendan Fortunately, the Wolves long “ at’s when I decided not three-point shot fell short. e

not disappoint. But an exciting, O’Byrne found the net at 9:23 memory took precedence, and to wait and go for the win right toughest opponent of the week,

come from behind 7-4 victory for a 2-2 tie. Colman Rice provided the spark. there,” Janos said. “I added a on the other hand, was probably

let John Jay turn the page and A lot of tra c up front was e freshman’s feisty battling in fourth forward to the power- the schedule maker.

replace some of the bad memo- Rye’s formula, and while Dylan the corners forced a power play play unit (Petschek) who was ree games in three nights,

ries. Rogers came up short this time, and Petschek would then do the able to add o ensive pressure.” John Jay faced a tall order against

e game started quickly and Janos had nothing but praise. honors at 7:18. e go-ahead goal came at Fox Lane on ursday, Feb. 25.

Tyler Wishart was on the stick. “He continues to hold his Rice and Petschek weren’t 16:14 by McKeon, and Wishart e Foxes strong inside game

On the goal line, Wishart got ground in between the pipes and done yet, either. Rice freed the followed with 6:57 remaining. was no help and neither was the

the feed from Owen Scinicari- battled o numerous screened puck again, and letting Scott Petschek’s fourth goal put the deadly outside shooting. John

ello, and the forward swiped one shots and Rye forwards crashing MacDonald and Wishart get game out of reach. Jay was down 10 after period

at the Rye goal. Anabelle om- the net,” said Greg Janos, John in the act with assists, Petschek A little less history on Fri- one but managed to keep it there

as was unable to handle and the Jay’s head coach. tied the game with 6:23 left in day night, John Jay and Hor- by halftime.

puck snuck by at 16 minutes Unfortunately, the order of the second. ace Greeley skated to a 3-3 tie. e 33-23 score quickly was

even. things went by the boards at e game would remain sta- e puck unfortunately didn’t cut to ve with a three by Ryan

e Wolves didn’t get much 5:13 of the rst. Drew DellaSal- tus quo and both goalies had a bounce in John Jay’s direction. Brennan and a pair of foul shots

time to breathe easy, though. Pe- la also made the most of assists hand. With Protomastro tak- Protomastro clanked one of the by Kote. But the reprieve was

ter Angelastro bruised his way by Hurley and Barford, and Rye ing a perfect lead pass, omas crossbar, a goal was disallowed in brief and Fox Lane pulled away

over the blue line and got Rye on led 3-2. was completely at his mercy. e the second, and overtime saw the for a 61-48 victory.

the board 52 seconds later. e Garnets’ defensive game forward blasted from the left, Wolves strike the pipes twice. Unfortunately, a day o

Undeterred, John Jay kept the was on point, too, Janos said. and the Rye goalie nonchalantly No excuses from the coach, wasn’t much help. However, the

Wolves were still tied late in the

rst at home on Saturday, Feb.

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Boys finish fourth at section championships
Some tight defense kept Fox
Lane contained in third and a

Ryan Corelli steal and layup

gave the Wolves hope at 36-28.

BY RICH MONETTI tition. e next best nish came Brown, Brendan and Tom Mor- Individual Medley. In the family, But again, a big front line and

CONTRIBUTING WRITER in the 200 Medley Relay: Tom gan, and Gourlay took fth, and Brendan Morgan took seventh deadly three-point shooting

Morgan, Ryan Del co, Dylan Brown, Del co, Ryan Rozgonyi, in the 200 Freestyle and eighth was too much, and John Jay fell

John Jay nished fourth in Gourlay and Kieran Brown took and Tom Morgan took eighth in in the 500 Freestyle. Lastly, to 3-2 on the season.

Section One, but only had one home the silver. the 200 Freestyle Relay. Del co nished 10th in the 50 Looking ahead, another full

sectional champ. John Marple John Jay had respectable n- Individually, Tom Morgan Freestyle and 11th in the 100 week has the Wolves facing

continued his dominance and ishes in the two other relays. took fourth in the 100 Back- Breaststroke, while Gourlay took Somers and Byram Hills on

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eralists, as opposed to specialists, knowledge and experi- & JEFF WUND near-in nite amount of personal nance ( nancial and
may tend to excel in complex and ences and can connect tax planning) and making those
unpredictable elds. While the the dots across multiple disci- objective and subjective that are Wicked a little less so
book touches on topics as diverse plines can often be at an advan- (investing), it may help you take
as sports, business, education, and tage in Wicked domains—the variables that determine charge of your nances in a range
parenting, Epstein’s description of book’s central theme. of productive ways.
the di erence between Kind vs. its path (see Financial
Wicked learning environments FINANCIAL AND TAX Todd Rebori and Je Wund are
is a fascinating setup to his thesis PLANNING IS KIND taxes you owe and take actions Crisis and Pandemic). principals for AtwoB, an independent
and applicable to the world of registered investment adviser located
personal nance. In personal nance, we believe that can often lead to predictable However, by embracing the in Katonah. | 914-302-
the areas of nancial and tax 3233. is article is for information
KIND VS. WICKED planning are Kind. ey generally and quanti able outcomes. more “deliberate practices” of only and should not be considered
ENVIRONMENTS have well-de ned rules that can nancial planning or investment
support accurate, rapid, and hope- e repeated patterns and investing, one can take a Wicked advice. e views expressed in this
In Kind learning environments, fully, positive nancial feedback article are as of the date of the article,
“patterns repeat over and over, and loops. Let’s expand by exploring accurate results of your nan- environment and make it less so and are subject to change based on
feedback is extremely accurate and some nancial and tax planning market and other conditions. is
usually very rapid,”and learners sub-topics. cial and tax planning will likely by: article contains certain statements
“improve simply by engaging that may be deemed forward-looking
in the activity and trying to do • Budgeting – Budgeting reinforce your actions and may • Appreciating that markets statements. Please note that any such
better.”If an environment is Kind, requires only three variables—in- statements are not guarantees of any
specialization, through many come, spending, and saving—all create a virtuous feedback loop, generally deliver positive returns future performance and actual results
hours of “deliberate practice,”may readily available information. Pat- or developments may di er materially
logically lead to greater success. terns repeat, you can improve with leading to further control of your over long periods of time from those projected. A copy of AtwoB’s
practice, and the rules are clear. current written disclosure statement
ink chess and music, where nances. Quite Kind, indeed. • Maintaining a diversi ed discussing AtwoB’s business operations,
practice makes perfect. • Automated Savings Plans services, and fees is available from
– Observable and measurable portfolio across asset classes that AtwoB upon written request.
But Epstein points out that progress on many nancial objec-
most real-world domains are not tives can be made by putting your INVESTING IS WICKED aligns with your comfort zone
Kind but Wicked. In Wicked savings for emergency funds,
learning environments, specialists retirement, education, or other In contrast, if there were ever • Having a systematic plan to
are not always successful because aspirations on autopilot.
“the rules of the game are often a more Wicked domain than buy assets at low prices and sell
unclear or incomplete, there may • Tax Projections – While tax
or may not be repetitive patterns, rules can change, they are usu- investing, we’re not sure what it high prices
and they may not be obvious, and ally well-forecasted, allowing for
feedback is often delayed, inac- actionable planning. With a tax is. Investing has very few well- • Keeping more of what you
projection, you can estimate what
de ned rules which can change earn by keeping costs low and

often, feedback is delayed, inac- being tax-e cient

curate, or both, and the nature of • Tuning out the daily nancial

one’s investment experience can noise, which has little long-term

teach the exact wrong lessons. informational value

Even if temporarily pro table

(see GameStop), a narrower KIND, WICKED, AND

investment experience that relies CONTROLLING THE

upon market timing, performance CONTROLLABLE

chasing, and individual stock In our view, whether you are

speculation can lead to overcon -

dence—often an expensive lesson.

In contrast, a range of expe-

riences throughout di erent WHY DO WE

market cycles generally teaches

investors a precious lesson— ADVERTISE
humility and patience. In our

experience, the humbling nature




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