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Katonah-Lewisboro Times 3.11.21

VOL. 3 NO. 33 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2021

Katonah filmmaker’s romantic drama to be released

‘Trust’ on-demand, in select theaters starting March 12

BY JESSICA JAFET demic life.”

CONTRIBUTING WRITER e lm’s name,“Trust,”speaks

to the core issue of marital del-

When the cast and crew of the ity that it explores, in a work that

new lm, “Trust,” heard the nal is based on a play by Kristen Laz-

“that’s a wrap” from director Bri- arian. e story revolves around a

an DeCubellis back in February beautiful, young, married couple

2020, they had no idea that New whose relationship is tested, in

York City and the world would what the director described as “a

suddenly shut down just a few rollercoaster of mystery, romance,

days later. drama and humor.”

DeCubellis, a Katonah resi- Victoria Justice, the actress

dent who is also a producer and and singer who rose to fame on

co-screenwriter of the movie, Nickelodeon, plays Brooke, an

said that the suspenseful story of art gallery owner who is married

temptation and jealousy—having to Owen, a newscaster, played by

been shot in the pre-pandemic Matthew Daddario, who is best

world—is something he believes known for his role on the televi-

might add an extra element of es- sion series “Shadowhunters.”

capism for its audience, given the Set in the New York and Paris

circumstances of the past year. art scenes, the leads are joined by

“To watch this movie after actors Katherine McNamara and

basically a year of shutdown is Lucien Laviscount, who play the

a kind of a fantasy of what life seductive characters in the cou-

was like before,” DeCubellis said. ple’s lives. PHOTO COURTESY OF DECUBELLIS FILMS

“ is movie involves travel; peo- “A whole fan base is very ea- Brian DeCubellis (standing, left) in between takes on the set of “Trust.”
ple are in restaurants and nobody ger to see the movie—there was a

is wearing a mask. It already is a very deep comfort level between dramatic and a little humorous It is not the rst feature lm 2016, his debut was a lm noir,

bit of a fantasy ful llment kind the actors and that made a big and they could do all of it.” De- for the Rhode Island-born di- crime-thriller called “Manhattan

of movie, but the pandemic layer di erence; they all had the abil- Cubellis said. “ ey are so talent- rector, who studied lm at NYU Night,” starring Adrien Brody,

really heightens that and really ity to nd the tone of the movie ed and I can’t say enough good and lived in Brooklyn before set- SEE FILMMAKER PAGE 2

makes you long for that pre-pan- which required them to play both things about the cast.” tling in Katonah a decade ago. In

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Caramoor names new CEO

Edward J. Lewis III Arts Center at the University of Mary- PHOTO COURTESY OF KATONAH-LEWISBORO SCHOOLS
land, College Park, where he provided
Edward J. Lewis III, an experienced strategic direction for a comprehensive The students perform “Socially Distant Scenes from Monty Python.”
performing arts leader and accomplished fundraising program.
musician, has been appointed president The show goes on... via Zoom
and chief executive o cer of Caramoor He holds a bachelor of music from
Center for Music and the Arts. Northwestern University and a master JJMS presents ‘Socially Distant Scenes
of music from the University of Michi- from Monty Python’
He will succeed interim CEO Nina gan. Lewis also attended the University
Curley on Saturday, May 1. of Maryland School of Music, where Eight grader Nico Workum is sitting kept students o the stage,it has resulted in a
he studied chamber music with the
As a violinist, Lewis has been a Guarneri String Quartet. As a profes- in the middle school library reviewing her creative construct of two casts—one for each
member of the Dallas Opera and Dal- sional violist, he is a founding member
las Chamber orchestras. He comes to of Baltimore’s Soulful Symphony and lines—in particular, the part where she lists cohort of students—acting in lmed seg-
Caramoor from the University of North a former member of the Dallas Opera
Carolina School of the Arts, where he Orchestra, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, a dozen breakfast items, all featuring Spam. ments, in which the actors wear masks and
currently serves as vice chancellor for Santa Fe Pro Musica, Sphinx Sympho-
advancement. ny, and Toledo Symphony. Her classmates, Ollie Pezone and Aya keep socially distant, and segments recorded

“I want to thank the Board of Trust- Completed early last year, Car- Greenspan, are in the conference room be- on Zoom, during which the actors perform
ees for the honor of serving as the next amoor’s “Inspire” capital campaign
president and CEO of Caramoor,”Lew- raised more than $40 million, quadru- ing lmed wrangling over a dead parrot. In unmasked and at a safe distance from one
is said in a press release. “I am excited pling its endowment and enabling ma-
about the opportunity to bring together jor investments in the historic 80-acre the library classroom, Memphis Bradford another. e production combines standard
all of my experiences as a music student, Katonah estate.
professional musician, arts faculty mem- loosens his tie, preparing to look for an argu- aspects of theater such as costume design—
ber and arts administrator, as well as my “Caramoor has a storied legacy of
passions for nature and history.” presenting renowned artists and nur- ment. accessing the talents of Aria Linz, JJHS
turing generations of emerging cham-
At the University of North Caro- ber music and vocal artists,” Lewis said. It’s lming day for John Jay Middle School Class of 2016—with green screen backdrops
lina School of the Arts, the nation’s “With the recent success and impact of
its Inspire campaign, Caramoor is in eater Club’s presentation of “Socially Dis- and virtual backgrounds via Zoom.
rst state-supported arts school, Lewis a strong nancial position to be even
is a member of the executive team that more forward-thinking in charting its tant Scenes from Monty Python”—a high- “It has de nitely been a time when we have
charts the course for future growth, ad- course for the next 75 years.
dressing emerging issues, long-range light reel of eight skits from the legendary had to think ‘out of the box,’” said producer
planning, organizational structure, pol- “I am thrilled to collaborate with a
icy-making and institutional budgeting. team of accomplished arts profession- comedic troupe of Monty Python, suitable Marcia Daley-Savo. “I am always amazed
als and passionate advocates to build
Lewis’s previous positions include on Caramoor’s celebrated history,” he for all ages. Cohort A’s production will be and inspired by our creative team who built
serving as senior director of develop- continued. “Together, we will focus on
ment at the Clarice Smith Performing enhancing its distinctive setting and available beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, March props from scratch (see the awesome parrot
world-class performances to ensure
that Caramoor is a place that re ects 5, for continuous viewing, and Cohort B’s cage and holy hand grenade) and by their
a broad and inclusive sense of commu-
nity and that delights both artists and production will be available beginning 7 p.m. positive thinking and willingness to try new
Saturday, March 6. e links will be posted things. It models for our students that with
Caramoor Chairman James A.
Attwood Jr. said he excited to have Lew- on the John Jay Middle School webpage perseverance and creativity anything can be
is at the helm.
( accomplished.”
“When it comes to fundraising and
management in the arts, his level of ex- While director David Fritsch, cinematog- e students are glad that John Jay Mid-
perience and expertise is exceptional,”
Attwood said. “What’s more, his passion rapher Joe Sipos, and sound designer/video dle School’s eater Club found a way to
for excellence, innovation, inclusivity
and audience development aligns per- editor Jesse Weiss have been Monty Python do a play this winter. “I’ve had fun at the
fectly with ours. I think I speak for all
of us at Caramoor when I say we have fans for decades, many of the actors were Zoom rehearsals and like having something
never been more optimistic as we look
towards the future.” introduced to the comedy group’s material to memorize,” Ollie said. “I can’t wait to see

through being in the play. how this works out.”

“My parents love Monty Python,” Nico

said.“I never really knew it before.” is article was written by the Katonah-

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CandidatesBEDFORDTOWN BOARD interviewed for vacant seat

BY TOM BARTLEY chologist; In meeting with the current Town Board rolled into the new be actively seeking the supervi-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER • Helene Kopal of Katonah, di- candidate eld, Deputy Supervi- year, it lacked both a fth mem- sor’s seat in November. Carr and
sor Ellen Calves said, “we split up ber and, it appeared, a clear un- Calves already appear headed for
Trying to ll a seat for the sec- rector of substance-use disorder into groups [of two], so we didn’t derstanding of past practice in a June primary contest to attain
ond time this year, the Bedford programs at Open Door Family have to do it in public meetings.” the Democrats’ nomination and
Town Board will try next week Medical Center in Ossining; lling vacancies. Scott has made clear his interest
to settle on one candidate from a Councilwomen Bobbi Bitt- Quickly, it lled Burdick’s su- in the GOP nod.
• Peter Michaelis of Bedford ker and Stephanie McCaine saw pervisor position with Council-
eld of seven. Village, who chairs the Zoning some candidates; Carr and Calves woman MaryAnn Carr. As dep- CUOMO ACCUSER HAILS
e seven, including one who Board of Appeals; and, the others. “Now, we are going to uty supervisor in 2020, she had FROM KATONAH
compare notes, and if anyone [on automatically assumed Burdick’s
could wind up a challenger in • Don Scott of Katonah, a the board] wants to talk to some- duties when he left o ce Jan. 1. At the board’s March 2 meeting,
November for the town’s top town councilman for ve years one they didn’t get to interview, Five days later, a board vote con- Scott weighed in on the allegations
elected position, have been inter- before losing his re-election bid they can reach out to them and ferred on Carr the supervisor title of sexual harassment confronting
viewed by board members. ey in 2019. do that,” Calves said. as well, at least until year’s end. Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He sug-
come from each of the town’s Just as quickly, the council- gested the board should consider
three hamlets and bring back- Scott has been mentioned as If the councilwomen do not women voted to install McCaine asking Cuomo to resign.
grounds in government and other a possible candidate for supervi- reach an earlier consensus, she in Carr’s now-vacant council seat.
service. sor this year on the Republican said, “two or three” of the pro- By evening’s end,the board had “I’m normally not a fan of
line and has expressed interest spective candidates will be asked a full complement of ve women what I call performative political
Supervisor MaryAnn Carr in seeking the nomination. With at the March 16 meeting “to give as well as a backlash of public resolutions,” he said. “But I think
identi ed the candidates this some others in the Bedford GOP, a one- or two-minute presenta- displeasure over the closed-door in this case perhaps, the board
week as: Scott quit the party in 2017 when tion… en, we’ll discuss it and decisions that led to the appoint- might want to consider one.”
Donald J. Trump, a Mount Kisco vote at the meeting.” ments. So, when Councilwoman
• Andres Castillo Quintana of landowner, occupied the White Kate Galligan announced in late Scott noted that one of Cuo-
Bedford Hills,patient-engagement House. e board could also decide, January that she was resigning, mo’s accusers, Charlotte Bennett,
manager at the Open Door Family Calves noted, not to ll the seat board members resolved to ad- was a Katonah resident and John
Medical Center in Ossining; e Town Board, stung by or to leave the decision to a vote vertise the upcoming vacancy Jay High School graduate.
criticism of how it had lled va- by residents in a special election, and interview candidates for her
• Anthony (Tony) Mamo of cancies earlier in the year, was at perhaps on Primary Day in June. job. “ ere’s been a pretty bipar-
Katonah, a lawyer and Demo- pains this time to make the pro- If the Town Board’s four tisan groundswell for him to
cratic nominee for a board seat in cess both transparent and com- Steps to ll the current vacancy Democrats do choose Scott, the resign. Normally, I wouldn’t sug-
November; pliant with state open-meetings di er from those made to address onetime Republican, it could gest getting involved with politi-
requirements. e latter stipulate, openings in January. mean that three of the town gov- cal resolutions, but I think it’s a
• Don Coe of Katonah, who among other things, that busi- erning body’s ve members will little di erent this time. As you
stepped down as Planning Board ness conducted by three or more By then, Chris Burdick, the know, one of his victims lives and
chair in 2012 after four decades of the board’s ve members can four-term supervisor, was in grew up here, within half a mile
of service; take place only at an advertised the state Assembly, having been of where we’re all sitting.”
public meeting. elected in November. So, as the
• Gilian Goldman-Klein of
Bedford Village, a clinical psy-

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Public weighs in on proposed changes

BY TOM BARTLEY were solutions in search of a mourned the rift the police de- improve [them].” including someone “without a

CONTRIBUTING WRITER nonexistent problem. bate has fostered in Lewisboro. e Town Board is expect- direct relationship to the inci-

“Just look at their track record “ is was a great community, so ed to adopt a nal report this dent.”

For a town frequently split in of excellence,” Dan Murtha of close, but all I see now is divi- month and send it on to Albany. Most speakers applauded

acrimonious debate over ques- South Salem said of the town’s sion. And this,” he said in ap- Lewisboro’s 12-member com- the Lewisboro Police Depart-

tions of racial justice and law small force. “ eir conduct and parent reference to the police- mittee posted a draft of its rec- ment—three full-time and 10

enforcement, an online hearing dedication to our town is not reform report, “is only dividing ommendations online at lew- part-time o cers under Chief

last week on proposed changes something to be reformed or, in more. Please, please, reel in this e proposals David Alfano—and questioned

in town policing produced some my opinion, reinvented.” town.” include: the need for any wholesale re-

rare agreement. But Jeremy Zitomer of Gold- Lewisboro’s police-reform EQUIPPING police o cers view of how they do the job.

Most of the more than two ens Bridge expressed “legitimate committee mirrors similar pan- with body-worn cameras to “Don’t use the governor’s

dozen speakers generally ap- concerns about LPD’s ability to els statewide, now racing to create a photographic record of mandate for changing some-

plauded the Lewisboro Police ful ll their commitment to eq- meet an April 1 deadline to their actions; thing that’s not broken, [just]

Department’s e orts toward uity, anti-racism and collective develop new procedures. After MANDATING training in because a few people say that it

equity and a number of them public safety in our town.” the killing last year of a Black a number of areas, including is, based on assumptions,” South

agreed that Lewisboro’s police Last month, the Zoom-only man, George Floyd, by a white mental-health and crisis inter- Salem’s Giardina warned.

o cers should not be subjected meeting of the town’s police- Minneapolis policeman, Gov. vention, domestic violence and Others, like Glenn Defaber

to anonymous, third-party snip- reform committee included Andrew Cuomo ordered all lo- implicit bias to “enhance the of Cross River, suggested that

ing about their conduct. contentious exchanges among cal governments with a law-en- way law enforcement and the national policing issues were be-

To be sure, however, di erenc- the members and a brief but forcement agency to conduct “a community respond” to such in- ing dragged into the Lewisboro

es continue to exist. For many, profanity-laden interruption by comprehensive review of current cidents; and, conversation. “ ey want to

the draft recommendations of two young men, possibly teens. police force deployments, strat- ALLOWING complaints bring in things from all over the

Lewisboro’s Police Commit- Nick Giardina of South Sa- egies, policies, procedures and about police conduct to be country,” he said of police critics.

tee on Reform and Reinvention lem, a lifelong town resident, practices, and develop a plan to lodged anonymously by anyone, “We can’t solve those problems;

we can only solve what’s in Lew-


e one proposal being sin-

gled out in the committee draft

for comment was the provision

for unnamed, third-party griev-

2020 was a ances. About one of every four
CRAZY YEAR! speakers at the March 3 Zoom
meeting addressed the issue,
with most describing it in terms
ranging from unfair and uncon-
stitutional to simply insane.

James McManus of Goldens

Bridge opposed the idea on con-

stitutional grounds, noting that

the Sixth Amendment guaran-

tees a person’s right to confront

an accuser. “I would caution the

members of this committee in

allowing for anonymous com-

plaints,” he said.

We can help make your taxes less crazy. Giardina, his voice incredu-
lous, said that having “third-
party complaints actually taken

is insane… it’s crazy.”

Still others, however, saw

merit in the proposal. Barbara

Mangione of Katonah, for ex-

ample, supported the potential

need for unsigned complaints

but opposed “third-party narra-


“Some people have expressed

fear of retribution [if they put

their name on a complaint],” she

noted. “I don’t like anonymous

complaints personally, but I can

de nitely see a need for them

here if it makes a person feel

845-628-5400 like they could actually get their

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COVID Counter HIGH SCHOOL GROUP members who want to volunteer. Usually, POLICE REFORM

e library has two active “Dungeons agencies set up tables at the library with FROM PAGE 6

LEWISBORO and Dragons” groups that meet monthly information on their services and volun- Cynthia Ryan of South Salem—a self-de-
scribed “concerned community member with
Active: 56 on Saturdays—currently they meet vir- teer needs, so people can browse for the a mixed background, whose ancestors were of
slave status”—said the committee had over-
Last Week: 45 tually. While the Middle School group best volunteer activity to suit their interest looked evidence of racism in Lewisboro. “fear
is driving silence,” she maintained, and assert-
Total: 695 is full, there are a few spaces now avail- and availability. is year, the library will ed, “racism thrives on silence.”

able in the High School group. If you are be the Zoom host and participating or- Zitomer, a vocal advocate for greater po-
lice oversight, called the department’s chief
BEDFORD interested in joining, contact Connie Pe- ganizations will each have ve minutes to “a good man, doing all he knows to keep our
town safe.”
Active: 68 zone at [email protected]. talk about their group and their volunteer
Still, he said, the committee draft was in-
Last Week: 78 needs. ere will be a Q&A session at the su cient to accomplish the goal of racial jus-
tice. “LPD, left to its own devices, will not do
Total: 1,394 FAMILY AND NUTRITION end for the audience to ask questions. enough to ensure the safety of marginalized
community members,” he insisted. “And this
According to information provided by e library is co-hosting a virtual panel Visit the library website to register for committee’s plan, as it stands today, will not
get them there.”
Westchester County. discussion on “Family Resources for Nu- the Zoom link and for details on the par-
Zitomer said that a committee member,
Government trition and Exercise” at 6 p.m. ursday, ticipating organizations. If you are a local Rev. Nikki Edleman, pastor of Stevens Me-
March 11. As childhood obesity contin- agency in need of volunteers and would morial United Methodist Church in South
Salem, had submitted “22-plus proposals for
at Work ues to rise, incorporating healthy eating like to be part of the Volunteer Fair, email anti-racist community safety in Lewisboro—
into a child’s diet can be a challenge. Ex- [email protected]. and every single one of them was left out of
the committee’s police-reform plan.”
• Monday, March 15, Bedford Plan- plore reliable online resources that o er
One Vista resident, Daniel Gjodesen, spoke
ning Board, 7 p.m. child-friendly recipes, as well as informa- INTRODUCTIONTO ZOOM from experience in praising the LPD. A vet-
eran of the Ridge eld police force, he said
• Monday, March 15, Lewisboro Plan- tion about healthy eating habits at home. MARCH 17 Lewisboro’s o cers have been “nothing but
professional” in his interactions with them.
ning Board, 7:30 p.m. Led by consumer health librarian, Ve- e library’s “Introduction to Zoom”
Gjodesen also went on to describe his daily
• Tuesday, March 16, Bedford Town ronica Bilenkin, and Sarah Gri n, RD, classes continue at 2 p.m. Wednesday, ritual as a man who carries a badge on the job.
“When I go to work in the morning, like any
Board, 7 p.m. a registered dietitian and pediatric nutri- March 17. e library, and many educa- other police o cer, I take a deep breath,” he
said. “And when I get home, I take a sigh of
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Mud season

I did not like sitting on not be enough to generate

READING, a chair lift rst thing in revenue for the year. Everyone
the morning in six-degree had a side business or two to
CHOCOLATE temperatures. I did not like stay a oat. He also told us that

KIM skiing on those afternoons Vermont has four seasons:
KOVACH when the sky was white and summer, fall, winter, and mud

the snow-covered ground season.

was white. It was very Mud season is that time of

Looking out at the disorienting. One afternoon, year between March and the
melting snow in the
backyard, water drip- I kept falling and nally just end of May when the slushy
pulled o my skis and walked snow cover no longer supports
the entire way back down the skiers and the forest trails are

ping from the gutters above, mountain. not suitable for hikers and

puddles on the patio, and I liked the quaint small bike riders. In fact, hikers are

patches of mud by the side of towns we stopped at on af- advised to stay o the trails

the road, I am reminded of ternoon shopping and brows- during mud season to avoid

Vermont. Speci cally, mud ing excursions. I admired the damage to the trails and the

season. historic wooden houses and surrounding vegetation. is

Years ago, when I lived churches on the main streets in period of time would be chal-

in Manhattan, my husband towns like Manchester, Ben- lenging for any new business

introduced me to skiing in nington, White River Junction, relying on tourist dollars.

Vermont. I never considered Wilmington, and Woodstock. We decided to set our sights

myself particularly athletic. On weekends, we some- closer to home and began

Riding a ten-speed bicycle was times stopped for breakfast or searching for small restaurants

an accomplishment. I could ice lunch at the tiny Mom & Pop for sale in New Paltz. A col-

skate leisurely around a rink diners in those small Vermont lege town and a hiking/biking

but no tricks or spins. So, to towns. We were in our twen- vacation destination, New

hurtle down a snow-covered ties and talked about ditching Paltz had that young-earthy-

mountain was not my idea of our jobs in NYC and moving crunchy vibe. We visited a

PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER a fun time. My husband was up to Vermont to run our own couple of local establishments

Where is this in sure that I would love skiing breakfast café. We thought it and along the way learned
as much as he did. He even might be fun to serve breakfast that owning a food business
It’s time to put your knowledge of your community to the test.
Can you tell us where this is located in Katonah-Lewisboro? Guess bought me a set of skis and and lunch, close up at 3 p.m. is actually a 24-hour/7-day a
it right, and you’ll get your name published here next week. Send
your answers to the editor at [email protected]. poles and a really cute ski out- and have the rest of the day to week grind. Picture postcard

t with goggles, gloves, etc. to take advantage of the outdoor towns and funky restaurants

transform me into a skier. nature and activities that Ver- are fun to daydream about, but

I did enjoy the few times mont has to o er. the reality of working together

that I swooshed down the We talked to realtors about without steady paychecks

snowy trails at Killington on purchasing a small eatery in eventually crashed down upon

a beautiful sunny day. I felt in a ski town. One man who us.

control and remembered to owned a ski shop and worked

point my skis to slow down part-time in real estate while Kim Kovach is often inspired

and smile for the camera as I his wife worked in a gift shop to write after looking out of the

arrived at the base. told us that the ski season will window;

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Don’t try this at home

MAN after enjoying a nice quiet cup new bird feeder. A squirrel one and the garage lights went whenever I’m not doing them
OVERBOARD of co ee with the newspaper had rigged the old one so that o and I couldn’t see where myself. “Reckless” is an ironic
while I’m unconscious. If the bird seeds poured out the side it was to turn it back on, so I word for people that get into a
RICK paramedics remember me from when he stood on the perch. tried to nd a ashlight and lot of wrecks, but it’s not me. I
MELÉN last time she might make them He probably took a chainsaw by force of habit turned o don’t even eat dangerous foods,
a cup too. to it when his wife was away the light switch on the wall like mushrooms for instance,
According to a study for the weekend. e new thinking I was turning it on, in case they turn out to be
by a major insurance What are you going to do feeder had a picture of a squir- and when I found the ash- poisonous and I don’t have the
company, 77 percent of while I’m gone, she asked me, rel crying on the box (no lie), light and turned the breaker antidote. I don’t eat bananas
accidents take place within 15 and I told her I’m going to so I just added him to the list back on the switch was still o because I read that they are full
miles of home. I nd that it’s clean my shotgun. She rolled of those who are disappointed and when I went over to turn of plutonium. Or was it potas-
even more convenient to take her eyes a few times, because by me. I brought out the most it back on the battery in the sium? Either way I’m not tak-
care of the whole 77 percent whenever a wife kills her rickety wooden ladder you’ve ing any chances. I don’t order
right IN your home. If you hop husband on “Forensic Files,” ever seen, which looks like it ashlight went dead. is went sword sh for obvious reasons.
into your car and drive 15 miles she says he was cleaning the was made by a fth grade shop on for quite a while, and thank
just to have an accident some- shotgun. ey’re going to be class right before recess. As I God no squirrels were around And because I’m so care-
thing bad could happen to you suspicious of her, of course, was swinging from side to side to witness it and laugh at me. ful I made it through most of
along the way. I always seem to but her lawyer proves that it near the top of the thing the the weekend without injuring
pick the most dangerous things can be done by pretending to birds were watching, the squir- It’s not like I’m a dare- myself or others, and now I’m
to do around the house when shoot himself by pulling the rels were watching, waiting for devil or anything. Sure, I have going to do something boringly
my wife is away for the week- trigger with his toe. e jury me to fail, like when someone a devil-may-care attitude, but safe and get rid of all that ice
end. I know she loves me and is rooting for the gun. I don’t hits me an easy lob on the ten- then again he may not. Usually and snow around the garage
if she were here to witness any want to anyone to cast a suspi- nis court. I play things pretty safe. I don’t doors. And I have just the 50-
mishap I believe that she would cious eye at my wife in case interact with dogs that I’m not foot range industrial ame-
eventually call the paramedics, anything happens so I take e most challenging time familiar with; I to try to get to thrower for the job. Stay safe,
o my shoes and socks before to change an outdoor light- know them a little better by people, and don’t do anything
cleaning the gun. ing xture is in the rain, but inviting them over to the house that I wouldn’t not do.
thought I might even up the to watch the ballgame. I don’t
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Are rose-colored glasses half empty or half full?

BRUCE sick the day they taught us that said a recent study found that meth! No, that’s not right… there without spraining your arm.
THE BLOG amendment. people who wear glasses at least LIZ: So, no glasses. I get it. MARGE: Nobody’s going to
eight hours a day are two to
BRUCE MARGE: Guess so. I’ll learn it three times less likely to catch You’d rather be one of those things twist my arm to wear a mask or
APAR to you if you like. COVID-19 than people who are that go bump in the night, and wear glasses or get vaccinated or
not wearing them. LOL! How keep bruising your face, rather get spayed. No, that’s not right…
LIZ: What the heck hap- LIZ: at’s OK. I’ll Google it. ridiculous is that?! than su er the slings and arrows
pened to your face? What else is di erent about you? of outrageous medical advice. Liz: What kind of vision im-
MARGE: What do you LIZ: I thought you didn’t be- pairment do you have?
mean? MARGE: My glasses? lieve what the media reports. MARGE: It’s a sacri ce I am
LIZ: Right. No glasses. Did willing to make for my country. MARGE: Myopia.
LIZ: Have you looked in a mir- you get contacts? MARGE: Yeah, but this was I’m doing my small part to protect LIZ: I never would have
ror lately? e bruises on your face MARGE: No. I choose not to social media, so I trust it. Anyhow, our First Amendment rights. guessed. I’ll see you around.
is what I mean. wear my glasses any more. that’s why I stopped wearing MARGE: at makes one of
LIZ: What brought that on? glasses. Fool me once, shame LIZ: What does the First us.
MARGE: Oh, it’s nothing. MARGE: Didn’t you hear the on you. Fool me twice, the third Amendment have to do with LIZ: But can I make a sugges-
at’s my badge of honor. new panic-demic scam they’re time’s the harm. wearing glasses—or wearing a tion rst?
LIZ: More like a badge of hor- trying to feed us? mask, for that matter? MARGE: Let ‘er rip.
ror. Does it hurt? LIZ: ‘fraid not. I was too busy LIZ: Sure, makes sense. You LIZ: If you start wearing glasses
MARGE: Not a bit. It’s worth practicing some old-fashioned won’t wear a mask because they MARGE: e First Amend- again, you might want to have
it. personal responsibility to go along tell you it’s good to wear one, and ment says we can do or not do, them tinted rose.
LIZ: What’s worth it? with my personal freedom. It’s what do those doctors know, so it and say or not say, anything we MARGE: Yeah?
MARGE: Preserving my quite a heady cocktail. Shaken, not follows you won’t wear glasses that want—with compete and total LIZ: Sure. Rose-colored glasses
freedom. stirred. you need to see because they are immunity. at’s why I don’t need might help you see things a bit
LIZ: Which freedom? We have MARGE: Well, get this. Now telling you it serves as a kind of a mask. I’m already immune. more brightly.
a few—religion, speech, press, the anti-American quasi-science mask for your eyes. You’re nothing MARGE: Is that good?
assembly … cabal wants us to believe it’s if not consistent. LIZ: I think you mean impu- LIZ: I think so. And while
MARGE: Freedom from being not just those clown masks that nity. Except the First Amendment you’re at it, get a stronger prescrip-
told what to do. Freedom from protect us from the dastardly MARGE: Exactly! First masks, doesn’t say anything close to what tion.
being told what to wear. Darth Vader droplets that nobody now glasses. What’s next? I hope you’re saying. Have you read it MARGE: I see. But why?
LIZ: I must have been out ever sees. eir new falsity is that they don’t say earbuds are good lately? LIZ: It’ll help you see things
eyeglasses somehow magically and for you, too, as a preventive device, more clearly—and truthfully.
mysteriously give extra protection because I would hate to have to MARGE: Not lately. I like to
against droplets for people who stop listening to music. But if read it early, when I shower in the Bruce Apar is a writer, actor,
wear them. that’s what it takes to take up arms morning. consultant, and community
LIZ: Seriously? against the oppression of the mask volunteer. He can be reached at
MARGE: I read it online. It marauders, I will do my patriotic LIZ: at’s odd. [email protected]; 914-275-6887.
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Firefighters take the plunge

GBFD carries out ice-rescue training drills

It was easy to think the worst if you to both rescuers as well as the sled. step if the distressed person is close expansive body of water. If the ice Golden’s Bridge L
were recently driving by the pond on From the shoreline, a two-member enough and is capable of reaching out is too thin, re ghters will perform Nicole Warshaw,
the corner of Route 138 and Fair- crew each was assigned to the three and grasping the device so that re- cold-water rescue training. hoisting her from
mount Road, where the ashing lights ropes. After re ghters placed the
of Goldens Bridge Fire Department arms of the distressed person through ghters can pull them safely to the Over the years, the GBFD has
apparatus lighted the night sky and a harness on the sled, which hoists the shore. In addition, they trained with made a number of water rescues dur-
victim out of the water and onto the throw-bags—a canvas bag contain- ing winter months, including a group
re ghters, dressed in severe weather safety device, a crew from the shore- ing approximately 90 feet of buoyant of people who were stuck on a fro-
survival suits, glided across the ice on line—using 250-foot rope reels— rope that unravels when tossed to the zen piece of ice that broke away and
their stomachs toward someone about safely pulled the sled onto solid victim—as well as otation rings and drifted toward deeper unfrozen water.
30 feet from the shoreline. But the ground, according to Melillo. other life-saving devices.
drama unfolding was simulated, rath- ey also recovered the bodies of two
er than real-life, because the “victim” One of the rescuers stayed with the “Time is not on your side, especially shermen who died after their boat
submersed in the frigid waters was a victim by holding onto the sled, while in icy water,” Melillo said. “Hypo- capsized in frigid waters of the Mus-
the other re ghter followed closely thermia sets in quickly. Every second coot Reservoir on New Year’s Day of
re ghter taking part in the depart- behind, the re chief explained, not- counts, which oftentimes means go- 2019.
ment’s ice-rescue training exercises. ing that depending on the conditions ing right to heavy duty rescue—which
of the ice, re ghters might return to is sending re ghters onto the ice and e article was written by the Goldens
With parts of the Muscoot Reser- the shore on their stomachs, knees or making the rescue,” said Melillo, who Bridge Fire Department.
voir system and a number of skating walk upright. roughout the process, added that the training sessions take
ponds located in the community, Al a second two- re ghter rescue crew place in the most challenging condi-
Melillo, Goldens Bridge’s re chief, was on standby in case the rst crew tions—which usually means thin ice.
said the drills were designed to sharp- faced adversity during the rescue, he
en the skills of re ghters in the event said. Fire ghters rotated roles as they e re chief noted that since ponds
of a real ice emergency. e depart- repeated the rescue exercise. ice over quickly because the water is
ment averages close to two water- still, it doesn’t always mean they are
related rescues per year that involve “ e emergencies are simulated, safe for skating or other activities.
ice shing, boating, and other recre- but the goal during these training He urged those who use local waters
ational water activities gone awry. drills is to create realistic scenarios in for recreational purposes, whether in
conditions that re ghters would nd summer or winter, to operate safely,
e training drill on Tuesday, Feb. themselves when responding to a real- and obey all warning and safety signs.
23, began with Goldens Bridge re- life ice emergency,” Melillo said. “Just
as we train for structure and vehicle “ ere’s a reason posted signs say
ghters using a chainsaw to cut a hole the ice is not safe for skating, ice sh-
through the pond’s six-inch thick ice. res, we train for ice emergencies with ing, or walking across. But even when
gear and equipment and various res- it is safe, ice-related activities should
e victim, who also wore a protective cue techniques to be prepared for all never be done alone,” Melillo said.
survival suit, was dropped into the wa- eventualities.” “ ere should always be at least two
ter as if they had fallen in, triggering people so that one can call 9-1-1 if
a full-blown emergency response as if At the conclusion of the training the other gets into trouble. Be familiar
it was the real thing. A two-member drills, the chunk of ice was placed with your surroundings. If you’re on
team of re ghters, with a special back over the hole that had been cut the reservoir, tell the 9-1-1 dispatch-
ice-gliding sled in tow, dragged them- so it could re-freeze. An orange safety er where you drove in. Seconds can
selves on their stomachs across the cone also marked the spot. mean the di erence between life and
ice, which Melillo said is a common death when emergency responders are
technique because it distributes their Fire ghters also trained with the on the way to help you.”
weight evenly to minimize disturb- use of other life-saving devices, ac-
ing the integrity of the ice and falling cording to the re chief, which in- Golden’s Bridge re ghters are
through themselves. cluded a pipe pole—a common rst planning a double rescue in a more

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Wolves close week with four wins

BY RICH MONETTI Walsh followed with two layups, and the

CONTRIBUTING WRITER senior wasn’t done yet. DeVincenzo found

Walsh underneath for two and next Walsh

John Jay began the week with a 56-42 drained a triple at 2:55 to knot Somers at

loss at Byram Hills on Monday, March 1. 63.

But ve long days later, the Wolves had Somers grabbed the lead again on Ben-

themselves on a four-game winning streak, nett Leitner’s layup, but the Tuskers were

and it began on Tuesday with an exciting quickly lost in a ash. Walsh pulled down

70-67 victory at Somers. the rebound and went coast to coast to give

e teams kept it back and forth in the John Jay a 66-65 lead at 1:56.

rst, and the Tuskers led 15-13 going into Fortune would then favor John Jay, and

the second. e Somers lead would grow to the Wolves got the ball back when Jack

ve. But threes by Owen Walsh and Ben Riina stepped over the inbounds. Taking

Cohen closed the halftime de cit to 31-29. advantage, Andy Kote rolled o the pick in

Two layups and a three by Henry Gilroy the paint, and Walsh’s inbound found the

made for a 46-40 Somers advantage,but the forward to make the score 68-65 with 1:53

Wolves refused to relent. Liam Lynch spun left.

to the basket for two, and Ryan Corelli and Charge calls on DeVincenzo and Corelli

Nick DeVincenzo followed with a two and kept the game alive. But up one with 17

a three to close the quarter down one. seconds remaining, John Jay took pos-

Unfortunately, Gilroy quickly answered session on a jump ball, and fouls shots by

back in the fourth. He hit two corner threes DeVincenzo closed the night.

on the way to a 59-51 Somers lead. How- Of course, Coach Pat Heaton had outer-

ever, Owen Walsh (and his game-high 27) worldly praise for the game’s star. “Owen

held his own. He had a tip in and was in the was in another zone. He took the loss on

middle of some great ball movement that Monday to heart. He refused to lose—

led to a Cohen layup. dominating both ends of the oor,” said

e score 61-56 with 4:27 remaining, Heaton. PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI

e same was true for the whole team on Ben Cohen heads up court.
Wednesday as they gave Byram Hills pay-

back in a 59-48 home victory. e Bobcats

did jump out to a 6-2 lead, but Kote (and game-high 16, and John Jay had a 25-point e lead would extend to 25-20 on a cor-

his game-high 20 points) quickly said oth- third quarter lead. e nal buzzer forced ner three from DeVincenzo and a put-back

erwise.With two threes and two layups, the Somers to nally simmer down and gave plus the foul by Walsh. Two more came

forward scored 10 straight, and the Wolves the Wolves a 60-35. from Sanz on a short jumper, but Horace

had a 16-6 rst quarter lead. North Salem got similar treatment at Greeley wouldn’t go away. Matt Crowe

e rout was then on. Corelli upped the John Jay on Friday night. Still, the Tigers muscled to the hoop twice and kept John

score to 23-11 on two drives, and Kote got only trailed 18-14 with three minutes left Jay contained at 27-25.

into the act again. Beginning with a block in the half. But Peter Giner’s three ignited DeVincenzo put a pause on the Quakers

on the defensive end, Kote’s cut to the bas- a 19-0 run, and a 70-33 victory followed. to start the fourth and extended to 30-25.

ket on the other end led to a layup and 25- “Twelve players on the roster scored,” Not undone, Greeley scored eight straight

13 lead. boasted Heaton. and the week suddenly looked longer for

e lead eventually grew to 20. However, e week wasn’t done yet, as Horace the home team. DeVincenzo would have

the Bobcats stepped up their defense and Greeley arrived in Cross River on Satur- none of that, though, and drained another

cut the lead to nine. But a timely steal by day. A combined 77 points, the legs had to corner three.

Walsh, and the outlet to Corelli got the be tired on both sides. In the end, John Jay Up to the task, Greeley answered back

game back on track for good. stayed in stride and outlasted Greeley, 40- and took a 37-36 lead on Zach Eichen-

ursday night at home versus Somers 37. berg’s layup in heavy tra c. e last lead

didn’t have the Wolves letting up either. O Will Sanz’s dish, Kote’s layup gave change belonged to John Jay, however.

Somers scored rst, but John Jay dumped the Wolves a 12-8 rst-quarter lead. Gree- Walsh’s penetration found Kote, and the

in 20-straight points. ley would take the lead at 17-14, but the foul netted a one-point lead.

e lead ballooned to 20 on foul shots by Quakers didn’t hold the perch very long. Finally, an o ensive foul gave John Jay

Kote, and Somers losing their cool did the Sanz answered back with a three, and a put the ball, and Corelli’s pull up with 42 sec-

Owen Walsh on the move rest. ree technical fouls on one play had back by Lynch gave John Jay a 20-17 half- onds remaining yielded the nal. e 4-1

Walsh sink ve free throws on the way to a time lead. week nished, John Jay is 7-3 on the season.

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Boys take first, girls second at sectionals

BY RICH MONETTI On Polworth’s coattails, Connor Leska- Amelia Maiorana winds up. PHOTO: RICH MONETTI
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Kent had a 217 and resulted in a season-
high series score of 927. their lone poor game of the day with a 440 with a total of 3,182.
Both the boys and girls bowling teams total,” Plutzker said. In the end, Maiorana’s 180 and Feld-
had a great 2021 regular season. e un- “ e boys all but wrapped up the tour-
defeated girls took the league title, while nament at this point, taking a 357 pin lead Conversely, Horace Greeley had their man’s 175 were good for silver and bronze
the boys nished a respectable 5-2. In the over Lakeland going into the nal game,” best game. A 629 series score gave the single-game scores, while Feldman’s 921
Section One regional tournament, however, said the coach. Quakers a 180-pin lead, and they never yielded the series silver, and Maiorana’s 871
it was the boys that blew away the compe- looked back, Plutzker said. was good for the bronze.
tition on ursday, Feb. 25, at Cortlandt An 803 series score followed, and of
Lanes while the girls took second place. course, Polworth led with a 228, while Nonetheless, the girls did save their best All told, the coach had nothing but
Engelhardt’s 206 was his best by far. e - for last. Maiorana’s 180 led the way for the praise for his bowlers. “It was a great end
In the morning session, CJ Polworth led nal total was 4,810 and was good for a 501- team’s 563 series score, and the team n- to a great season for both teams,” Plutzker
the way in all three games. He registered pin di erence over second-place Lakeland. ished second—107 pins behind Greeley said.
scores of 180, 191 and 169. Polworth was
joined by Zach Gonzalezz’s game one and In turn, Polworth won the game-high
game three 161s, and Donnie Engelhardt’s gold medal and also received the silver for
solid 169 in game two. All together, series his series total of 1,193 pins.
scores of 783, 781 and 740 was good for a
tally of 2,270 and rst place. Unfortunately, the girls were trailing
before they even started, and had to enter
e team was far from done, though. shorthanded with only four bowlers.
“ e boys came out swinging in the after-
noon session,” said Coach Paul Plutzker. In the morning, Zoey Feldman led with
a 167 and the team had a 559 series. Game
Miles Copabianco’s 194 and Connor two saw Amelia Maiorana register a 164
Leska-Kent’s 180 led the way with a 783, and helped John Jay nish with a score of
and by then, there was no containing the 549. e team shutdown before lunch with
momentum. “In game ve, the boys ex- Maiorana and Feldman rolling 151s, and
ploded,” said Plutzker, and it started with the series score of 544 tallied to a combined
Polworth. 1652.

e team leader rolled a tournament- Good for second place, the afternoon
high, league-high, and career-high 279, in- session actually had John Jay take a nine-
cluding nine strikes in a row. “It was an ab- pin lead going into game ve. ey did so
solutely tremendous e ort,” Plutzker said. on the strength of Feldman’s 175 and Kiera
Ellison’s 161.

“Unfortunately in game ve, the girls had

GIRLS HOCKEY John Jay players star in 7-4 victory

East Green Wave includes players from 13 schools

BY RICH MONETTI Brady Wierl of John Jay along the boards PHOTO: RICH MONETTI ily speak to the team’s synergy,
CONTRIBUTING WRITER and Brady credited the closeness
three at 12:51 of the second, and Rockland did get another sni great,” said Coach Wierl. of the team. “Our locker room
On Friday, March 5, John Jay then Brady got into the act. A in the closing seconds, but it Caldara did get beat by Kate culture is really important, and it
High School had their rst-ever slap shot from the left gave the wasn’t just Parker Caldara’s save helps that we are all good friends,”
representation in Section One girls a 4-0 lead at 9:57, and after that was impromptu. e team Harrington at the 8:25 mark of she said.
girls hockey. A 7-4 victory for the Hannah Tiell scored ve minutes doesn’t have a traditional goalie, the third. But Brady hit the tri-
East Green Wave had the Wierl later for Rockland, Brady got and the Ardsley eighth grader fecta 90 seconds later. She juked Stacey Wierl really saw the
family of John Jay playing a big loose on the breakaway for her volunteered before the game. past the Rockland defender and togetherness in the third period
part at the Brewster Ice Arena on second goal with 45 seconds re- “Parker is an absolutely great ath- then made easy work of the goal- after a very abbreviated preseason
the outdoor rink. maining in the period. lete, and we knew she would do ie. regimen. “ e third is when we
began to see more play cycling,
Head Coach Stacey Wierl has e solo work didn’t necessar- getting the puck to the point, and
taken the challenge of overseeing creating more o ensive opportu-
girls from 13 di erent Westches- nities,” said Coach Wierl.
ter schools, while Peyton Wierl
scored the rst goal at 3:55 of the After Kathryn Lonergan scored
the East Green Wave’s nal goal,
rst and her sister Brady added Rockland got two more and were
three more. poised to get the game within
two. But Caldara was there with
e signi cance of the rst the deciding save in the nal min-
goal didn’t get past Peyton Wierl, ute. “I was a little nervous, but I
either. “It’s great because so many know how well the defense works
more girls will get to score goals together,” she said.
after this one,” Peyton said.
Caldara also loved the cool
Two minutes later, the next breeze of the night, but Coach
goal came due. Aubrey Janni- Wierl made sure to point out
ello of Ursuline found Adrienne the importance of the bigger is-
Kantrowitz from the corner, and sue. “ e excitement around ev-
the East Green Wave had a two- erything, being able to start girl’s
goal lead with 1:47 remaining in hockey in Section One is certainly
the rst. quite special,”Wierl concluded.

Kantrowitz grew the lead to


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“I am still waiting for us to play that our forwards could work
Still,Tyler Wishart had another the complete game that I know with,” the coach said.
hat trick, and Dylan Rogers’ 37 we can. ey have it in them, and
saves allowed John Jay to keep the there is no quit in this team,” he e only thing left was the
game close. However, Janos cited said. shutout for Rogers, and the de-
too many mistakes to overcome, fense worked hard to reward
and while pleased with the e ort, e rst-year coach apparently their goalie. “I really respect our
he felt the boys need to play better knew what he was talking about. guys for making it happen for
as individuals and a team. “Tonight, the Wolves came Dylan,” Janos said.
ready to play, and everything
e Wolves did so on Wednes- just clicked,” said Janos follow- John Jay won again on Sunday,
day, March 3, against Eastchester/ ing an 8-0 victory over Brewster/ March 7, defeating Clarkstown,
Tuckahoe/Bronxville/Edgemont Yorktown/Somers/North Salem 7-3, at the Brewster Ice Arena.
(ETBE), and Anthony Protomas- (BYSNS) on Friday, March 5.
tro’s breakaway got the Wolves on But standing at 5-1-1 on the
the board at 12:40 of the rst in Rice once again cut the ice season, the coach believes there’s
the 4-2 victory. “He is a quick, rst by scoring six minutes into still room to improve before the
shifty player who has plenty of the game. “Colman earns every playo s.
goals left in him,” said Janos. goal,” Janos said. “He is playing
hard-nosed hockey.” eir nal regular-season
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John Jay goes 2-3 in busy week

BY RICH MONETTI going into the fourth. John Jay’s Mia Puccio starts a fast break.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Nonetheless, Olivia Shapiro’s drive to the hoop

e shortened season has made for a condensed got John Jay up to a double-digit lead again, and
schedule and left John Jay with a pretty hectic week. Brennan’s foul shot made it 40-29.
Unfortunately, ve games had the Wolves nishing
on the short side with only two victories. On the other hand, Somers would not go away,
and cut the lead to 46-44 in the nal two minutes.
e week began on the downside with a resound- But from underneath their own basket, Neumann,
ing 69-36 home loss to Byram Hills on Monday, who led with 14 points, took a pass above the arc
March 1. Even so, the girls rebounded nicely at and drove to the hoop for a 48-44 lead with 1:15
Somers on Tuesday, and came away with a solid 50- remaining. Finally, Nolan iced two clutch free
44 win. throws for the six-point win.

e Tuskers did grab an early 5-3 lead, but the Even better, the Wolves got some signi cant pay-
Wolves quickly put their paws down.Two threes by back on Wednesday. “We battled all the way to the
Annabel Brennan and one by Lindsay Neumann end and bounced back from Monday’s loss,” Gal-
gave John Jay a 13-10 lead after one, and the team lagher said of the 59-51 victory over Byram Hills.
never looked back.
e road win had Annabel Brennan lead the stat
Still, the girls had their work cut out for them, sheet with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 assists,
and Shannon Nolan stepped up rst to provide while Mia Puccio pitched in 10 points, 8 rebounds,
some more separation. e forward’s put-back gave and 5 assists.
John Jay a 17-12 lead at the beginning of the quar-
ter, and Nolan’s hard work closed the half at both A fourth game in ve nights sounded like a recipe
ends of the oor. With 13 points and 8 rebounds, for tired legs at Somers on Friday, but the Wolves
she stood tall on a block and went to the other end did break out to a 12-7 lead on foul shots by Ava
for a baseline drive that opened a 22-14 lead. Kelley. Unfortunately, a layup by Shannon Nolan
at the 2:40 mark of the second period marked very
e intermission didn’t slow down the Wolves, long drought. Somers scored 21 straight points in
either. Brennan opened with another three, and lat- between, and John Jay had dug way too deep of a
er found Nolan cutting to the hoop for two more. hole in a 63-47 loss.

e lead opened up to 12, and John Jay seemed e schedule didn’t let up either on Saturday.
poised to get a blowout of their own. But Somers John Jay ran into a tough team at Lakeland and
fought back, cut the lead in half, and trailed 37-29 fell 71-50. e young team now stands 3-7 on the

John Jay’s Mia Puccio puts up a tough shot in the paint John Jay’s Ava Kelley fires a foul-line jumper. PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO
against host Somers.
The Wolves’ Shannon Nolan takes a contested shot in the
paint at Somers.

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Area students earn academic KLSD hires new
honors at Harvey assistant superintendent

e Harvey School has Cavalier Scholar • Alexander Rynott, 10, Dr. Neill Alleva will take over as the Katonah-Lewisboro
announced the names of the • Iliana Hellinger, 9, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Head’s List School District’s assistant superintendent for human resourc-
area students who have earned es on June 21, the district announced. Alleva’s appointment
academic honors for the rst Cavalier Scholar • Cody Siegel, 11, Katonah, was approved by the school board on ursday, Feb. 25.
marking period of the winter • Jacob Hellinger, 11, Katonah, Cavalier Scholar
term. e following have been “Dr. Alleva will be a terri c addition to our team and I’m
awarded a Cavalier Scholar Cavalier Scholar • So a Silverman, 12, Mount con dent he will help in the continual forward progress of
certi cate (GPA of 4.0 or higher) • Spencer Hellinger, 12, Kisco, Honor Roll our District,” said Superintendent Andrew Selesnick. “My
or have earned places on the thanks to those colleagues and community members who
Head’s List (3.7 or higher) or Katonah, Honor Roll • Emily Sorio, 8, Mount Kisco, were an important part of our hiring process.”
Honor Roll (at least 3.3): • Peter Hill, 7, Katonah, Head’s List
Alleva has been the principal of the Mamaroneck Avenue
• Isabelle Abramson, 12, Head’s List • Michael Sorio, 9, Mount School in the Mamaroneck School District since 2018. He
South Salem, Head’s List • Elizabeth Hurley, 10, Mount Kisco, Cavalier Scholar was previously the assistant principal at the same school and,
prior to that, spent 15 years as a teacher in the NYC public
• Logan Alexander, 8, Goldens Kisco, Honor Roll • Peter Sorio, 9, Mount Kisco, schools. Alleva earned his doctorate in organizational leader-
Bridge, Head’s List • Juliet Jaques, 10, Goldens Head’s List ship in education from Northeastern University, his master’s
degree in education from St. John’s University, and his bach-
• Samuel Alexander, 11, Bridge, Honor Roll • Charles Treseler, 10, Bedford, elor’s degree in psychology from Temple University.
Katonah, Head’s List • Justin Jaques, 11, Goldens Head’s List
“I am thrilled beyond words to join the Katonah-Lewis-
• Tyler Alexander, 11, Goldens Bridge, Honor Roll • Zachary Treseler, 10, boro community and truly look forward to building positive
Bridge, Honor Roll • Jayden Kass, 11, Katonah, Bedford, Cavalier Scholar and healthy relationships in all corners of the district,” Alleva
• Devon Alpern, 11, Goldens Head’s List • Samantha Verdeschi, 11,
Bridge, Cavalier Scholar • Helen Katis, 8, Bedford, Katonah, Head’s List is article was written by the Katonah-Lewisboro School District.

• Isabel Bandon, 12, Katonah, Honor Roll • Riannah Wallach, 9, Pound
Head’s List • Eli Klagsbrun, 7, Katonah, Ridge, Cavalier Scholar

• Dylan Bazaar, 9, Katonah, Head’s List • Tyler Wallach, 10, Pound
Head’s List • Gillian Klares, 7, Goldens Ridge, Honor Roll

• Ryan Byrne, 8, Goldens Bridge, Head’s List • Sullivan Wieting, 6, Bedford,
Bridge, Head’s List • Emiliana Knauer, 8, Honor Roll

• Ella Cohn, 11, Bedford Katonah, Cavalier Scholar
Corners, Honor Roll • Tristram Lehner, 12, Pound

• Lucinda Durkin, 10, Ridge, Honor Roll
Katonah, Head’s List • Samuel Levine, 10, Bedford

• Olivia Durkin, 12, Katonah, Corners, Honor Roll
Head’s List • Gabrielle Levinger-Louie,

• Max Edelman, 12, Katonah, 12, Katonah, Head’s List
Honor Roll • Phoebe Lichtman, 9, South

• Asa Fleischer, 9, Pound Salem, Head’s List
Ridge, Head’s List • Shelby McCaine, 9, Katonah,

• Emma Galgano, 10, South Honor Roll
Salem, Cavalier Scholar • Katherine McLean, 12,

• Harrison Galloway-Kahn, South Salem, Cavalier Scholar
12, Katonah, Head’s List • Patrick Murphy, 12, Cross

• Keegan Glucksman, 12, River, Head’s List
Bedford Corners, Cavalier • Kathryn Ogg, 12, Bedford
Corners, Cavalier Scholar
• Zi Glucksman, 12, Bedford • Robert Ogg, 11, Bedford
Corners, Head’s List; Christiana
Greene, 7, Bedford Hills, Head’s Corners, Cavalier Scholar
List • Jeremy Perun, 9, Pound

• Giselle Gro , 11, Katonah, Ridge, Head’s List
• Erin Phillips, 11, Katonah,

Head’s List
• Nadine Rattner, 12,

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LVAC elects Board Westchester Children’s Association
of Directors hosts advocacy breakfast

At its annual meeting, the Lewisboro Volunteer Westchester Children’s Asso- mittee on Education and Labor. ing ahead for more permanent,
Ambulance Corps elected its 2021 Board of Di-
rectors: ciation’s annual 2021 Advocacy Young Jr. leads the New York systemic changes. e organiza-

• President: Mark Sheeran Breakfast—entitled “A Teach- State Board of Regents, which is tion rst documented the need
• Captain: Dan Murtha
• Vice President: Zingi Mkefa able Moment: Ensuring Equity responsible for the general super- by surveying Westchester parents,
• Assistant Captain: Judy Saslow
• Secretary: John McKeon During the Pandemic and Be- vision of all education activities in caregivers, and superintendents
• Treasurer: Rich Barry
• Director: Alan Kaufman yond!”—will be held at 9 a.m. the state. e virtual event aims to last spring. ey are pushing forth
In 2020, LVAC completed its 44th year of serv-
ing the town of Lewisboro. Despite the added cost Wednesday, March 31, via Zoom, foster a discussion of what chil- a Remote Learning Advocacy
of complying with all of the New York State pro-
tocols for the use of COVID-19 personal protec- with speakers Congressman Ja- dren and families will need to heal agenda developed in partnership
tive equipment and the strain on personnel, LVAC
responded to nearly 400 calls during the pandemic maal Bowman (16th Congres- and move forward during and be- with school districts, children’s
while providing 24/7 coverage.
As always, LVAC is seeking new members. To sional District) and Dr. Lester yond the pandemic and how to advocates, county departments,
learn more or to make a donation, visit Lewisboro- or email [email protected]. e Young Jr., chancellor of the New close the digital divide. ey will community organizations, and
all-volunteer ambulance corps receives no funding
from any governmental source and relies on do- York State Board of Regents. deliver the Kathryn Wasserman elected o cials.
nations and some insurance recovery to fund its
operations. Admission is open to the public Davis Advocacy Lecture sharing WCA wants to demonstrate

particularly parents, grandpar- their expertise as educators and public support for more equitable

ents, and caregivers, are encour- thought-leaders on keeping kids resources and seeks signatures for

aged to attend. e event is free in positive learning environments. the “Remote Learning Petition”

with registration at wca4kids. is year’s speakers are timely that can be found at wca4kids.

org/advocacybreakfast or by call- as Westchester Children’s As- org/petition.

ing 914-946-7676. sociation (WCA) continues to For more information about

Bowman represents northern push for greater support for re- WCA visit

Bronx and southern Westches- mote learning challenges faced by

ter County and is the vice-chair children, parents, and caregivers is press release was provided by

of the U.S. Congressional Com- during the pandemic while look- Westchester Children’s Association.

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How can women overcome obstacles to nancial security?

GUEST of Labor Statistics, which also PHOTO: METRO NEWSPAPER SERVICE
CORNER reported that women accounted
for 54 percent of the jobs lost and your spouse earned more who act as personal attendants, brighten your future.
JUDI from the pandemic in 2020. money than you. You’re generally although the rules vary greatly
MCANAW even eligible for spousal bene ts by state and county. is article was written by
And women are not unaware if you are divorced, as long as Edward Jones for use by your local
On March 8, we observed of their circumstances and out- you were married at least 10 ese certainly aren’t the Financial Advisor, Judi McAnaw,
International Women’s look. Just 41 percent of women years and you haven’t remarried. only ways you can improve your a resident of Katonah. She has an
Day, a celebration of the are con dent about retirement, o ce at 332 Route 100, Suite 300,
social, economic, cultural, and compared with 56 percent of • Look for unexpected nancial status, but they may in Somers. Judi can be reached at
political achievements of women. men, according to a survey by income opportunities. Even prove useful to you. In any case, 914-669-5329.
Of course, women still tend to en- Edward Jones and Age Wave. after you’ve formally retired, you be aware of the challenges facing
counter more obstacles than men may still nd ways to receive you and do whatever you can to
in the pursuit of nancial security. But if you’re a woman, you can some earned income. Perhaps
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