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District moves Most districts are adopting
forward with hybrid a hybrid model of distance
model to reopen learning and in-person
instruction for September.
Students will spend time in class
and distance learning PHOTO: METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION
BY TOM BARTLEY reopening next month.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER He readily acknowledges the plan is
not perfect. It faces the daunting chal-
When public school classes resume lenge of having to replace—overnight—
here next month, they will most likely education’s centuries-old mechanics of
and most often be in students’ homes, imparting knowledge to the young.“If we
the Katonah-Lewisboro School District were just trying to create the ideal educa-
acknowledged last week. tional environment, it wouldn’t be what
Social distancing, forced by the highly we’ve described here tonight,” he told the
contagious coronavirus, makes it physi- school board, gathered online last week
cally impossible to accommodate the to hear the administration’s plan.
entire student body—more than 2,900 “ ere are obvious compromises to try
young people—every day in existing to promote health and safety,” he said.
buildings, o cials told the public and “And that’s why we can’t bring in all of
state o cials. our students, understandably.”
So, instead, most students will con- Under the likely scenario, only kinder-
tinue their education from home three garteners and rst-graders will spend four
days a week and be in schools for two, days in the bricks and mortar of KLSD
Superintendent Andrew Selesnick said SEE SCHOOLS PAGE 6
in presenting the district’s blueprint for
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The Staff Lewisboro Police blotter
EDITORIAL TEAM e following is from the Lewisboro in the garage and diluted the spill unrelated to the alarm.
JODI WEINBERGER Police Department: with water. Rabid Raccoon
July 21 O cers were called to a home
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 July 20 False alarm on Cove Road in South Salem
[email protected] A refrigerator repairman acci- Deer in the way when the homeowner spotted a
Gasoline can dentally set o the alarm at Bacio Police were called to Spring raccoon with signs of rabies in a
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Police were called to Lambert Trattoria on North Salem Road Street in South Salem after a shed on the property. Because of
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 Ridge in Cross River for an odor in Cross River. Police waited for driver was rear ended while slow- kids and pets at the property, the
[email protected] of gasoline. e Fire Department the restaurants owner to arrive ing down to avoid hitting a deer raccoon was kept in the shed for
found a gasoline can tipped over after they found keys were also crossing the road. police to take care of at a later
ADVERTISING TEAM mistakenly left in the back door time.
914-202-2392 July 25
[email protected] Lost wallet
BRUCE HELLER A resident reported losing his
914-202-2941 wallet somewhere in the shops at
LISA KAIN July 13
914-351-2424 FedEx too fast
[email protected] Police received a report from a
FedEx driver making a delivery
CORINNE STANTON on Old Farm Road. e driver
845-621-4049 told police a resident accused him
of speeding. e driver said his
[email protected] truck makes a lot of dust on the
SHELLEY KILCOYNE dirt road and it’s beyond his con-
CO-FOUNDER trol. e FedEx employee said he
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resident, who he told police was
[email protected] not wearing a mask, began yell-
JENNIFER CONNELLY ing obscenities and racial slur and
917-446-7757 started kicking the delivery truck.
e resident spoke with police and
[email protected] said he was worried for his dog, so
GABRIELLE BILIK confronted the driver about speed,
but did not harass the driver or
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/DESIGNER kick the vehicle. Another resident
[email protected] also he had seen the FedEx driver
speeding down the dirt road.
TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL July 14
CREATIVE DIRECTOR Runner in need
PHOTOGRAPHER Police transported a runner
back to her home after she showed
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THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES Struck by a car
DEADLINE Police were called to a home at
Puddin Hill Road in South Salem
THE DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISEMENTS and arrived to nd a resident lay-
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AND EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS IS THE his garage with an injury to his
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Local photographer Out of work job seekers were able to get professional headshots at no cost.
joins nationwide e ort
to help job-seekers
BY JESSICA JAFET who could really use this service, especially at this time,” Jamie
CONTRIBUTING WRITER she said.
e complimentary, 10-minute photo sessions were
Photographers across the country stepped up on July open to anyone who was currently unemployed and signed
22 to help thousands of unemployed people by taking up in advance to secure their appointment.
their portraits for free as part of a single-day project called Small business owner Elena Becker of Katonah jumped
“10,000 Headshots.” e initiative was created to improve at the opportunity for a fresh photo. As she looks toward
the lives of workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. the future, she is contemplating a new job that makes use
From her Bedford Hills studio, photographer Jamie of her background in public health.
Kilgore contributed her services by taking photos of 50 “I was hoping that this headshot would sort of open
people while following the necessary health and safety some doors or help me do that,” Becker said. “I wanted to
precautions. In business for 19 years and known for her create a more professional image on LinkedIn.”
portraiture of children and families as well as for head- For those who were not able to get a professional head-
shots,she provided each participant with a rst-rate image shot at the event, Kilgore o ered a few key tips to keep in
for their personal pro les. mind when taking a photo for work purposes. She advises
e e ort was the largest of its kind, according to women to wear a solid, simple shirt (no arms showing),
Headshot Booker, the company that created and coordi- not to overdo hair and makeup, wear only minimal jewel-
nated the project along with Brook eld Properties, which ry—and for men, to make sure their facial hair is groomed
co-hosted photo shoots in all 50 states. and that they sport a fresh-pressed, solid-color shirt with a
“I just wanted to give back and help people. I know collar that ts just right.
that a very good and polished professional headshot is so Beyond reaping the personal rewards of delivering a Jamie Kilgore
important when you are looking for a job,” Kilgore said. beautiful photo that improved the prospects of job-seek-
talents to the
She explained that having a quality, digital identity for a ers, the 200 participating photographers also donated a 10,000 Headshots
resume or for social media platforms can make a huge service of signi cant monetary value. Kilgore said that a projects.
di erence when seeking employment and cited statistics full session for a headshot would normally cost $495—
from LinkedIn showing that people who include head- and that giving this gift to others was an inspiration for
shots receive 21 times more pro le views and nine times herself, as well.
more “connection”requests. “Anything to give somebody a boost, to elevate their
“Everyone I do a headshot for is so happy and they usu- spirits, to feel better about themselves—they are going to
ally say it is the best picture that they ever had taken of see a great picture of themselves and say, ‘Wow, I’m like a
themselves. I just want to be able to give that to people winner, I can do this,’“ she said.
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The Schoolhouse Theater freeway.com/festivals), to encourage and promote Town maps out plan
indie lmmakers of all ages. Important dates for for sewer project
Upcoming Zoom readings include: the festival include the early bird submission
Aug. 7: 2 by Irish: Molly Bloom’s Night deadline submission, July 15, regular submission BY TOM BARTLEY approved the Map, Plan and Re-
Dreams; and Bedtime Story deadline on August 15, and noti cation of ac-
Aug 14: Whose Life is it Anyway ceptance on August 17. Submission for the fes- CONTRIBUTING WRITER port drawn up by its consulting
Aug. 21: Sullivan and Gilbert tival is free.
Aug. 28: Night must fall. engineers, Woodard & Curran
For more information on how to join the KCSFF will accept short lms, 30 seconds to
Zoom readings, visit eSchoolHouse eater. 30 minutes long, with any theme, but the theatre A new map of Bedford’s on- (White Plains).
org. company is particularly interested in works in-
spired by classic theatre. going sewer project pinpoints e board also scheduled a
Vintage Car Cruise
Corporate sponsors are also being sought and almost 100 residential properties public hearing for Aug. 17, a
A vintage car cruise to bene t the North Sa- tax-deductible donations are always welcome
lem Volunteer Ambulance Corps is planned for and will be instrumental to KCS’s ability to per- in Katonah that are candidates rare Monday meeting. e rst
Saturday, Aug. 8, at Hay elds Market, 1 Bloomer form live when it is allowed to do so.
Road, North Salem. Entry fee is $100. ere’s an for the upgraded wastewater dis- will report on a state-mandated
AM curise from 10 a.m. to noon and PM cruise For more information, visit katonahclassic-
from 1-3 p.m. To register, visit charity.gofundme. stage.com. posal. study of the project’s environ-
com/nsvac. For more information, email NSvin-
[email protected] Hammond Museum Town o cials approved the mental signi cance. If the sewers
Katonah Classic Stage Origami to rejuvenate mind and body, a vir- map and other documents last have been found not to have an
tual class with Yoshimi Arai on Zoom August
Katonah Classic Stage is hosting its inaugural 11 at 4 p.m. Necessary supplies: origami paper week as they de ned the pro- adverse impact, a second hearing
Film Festival on August 28. 8” or 9” square and letter size papers 8 1/2” x 11”
and scissors. Fee is $15. per person. Access code gram’s $13 million Phase II. would formally create the latest
KCS has partnered with Film Freeway ( lm- for Zoom will be sent after payment has been
received. For more information: hammondmu- e papers spell out the phase’s sewer district, a non-contiguous
nancing and list each of the amalgam of properties in the two
residential properties by street hamlets.
address. In addition to the Katonah
ose homes are on Ashby homes, Phase II would cover 14
Place; e Terrace, from Ashby properties in the light industrial
Place to Bedford Road; Valley zone on Railroad Avenue in Bed-
Road, from Ashby Place to Bed- ford Hills, 54 condominiums on
ford Road; Bedford Road, from Lake Marie Lane, 16 condos at
e Terrace to Edgemont Road; 100 Haines Road, and the Gar-
We Do Hair Right and Edgemont Road, from Valley den Homes Apartments, also at
Road to Bedford Road. 100 Haines Road.
If the project wins approval New York City, with a stake
in a referendum by the a ected in protecting its drinking water
owners, probably in October, sources, will kick in $7.7 mil-
sewers would replace today’s lion, or more than half of Phase
cesspools and septic systems. II’s $13.088 million cost, consul-
ese sanitation facilities have a tant Ken Kohlbrenner said. With
history of failure and require fre- other funding from the county
quent pumping, Supervisor Chris and unspent Phase I dollars
Burdick pointed out. picking up 98 percent of project
e residential installations costs, Bedford expects to borrow
contrast with Phase I’s focus on $175,000 as its share in Phase II.
commercial properties in Kato- Homeowners can expect to
nah and Bedford Hills. With few pay, on average, less than $600 a
exceptions, limited to replacing year for the sewer service, Kohl-
such things as a home’s cesspool brenner said. In addition, the
or failing septic system, the initial town will run connections from
phase was restricted to businesses the main sewer to within a few
in the town’s two commercial feet of a house or septic system.
hubs. ose laterals normally extend
e Town Board, meeting in a only from the sewer to the prop-
July 28 special session principally erty line, with homeowners pay-
dedicated to the sewer project, ing to extend pipe to their houses.
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New challenges are the new normal for ﬁreﬁghters
BY STEVE MANGIONE up to us to safeguard our re ghters Adds McManus, “ e people Board of Fire Commissioners of tions relaxed – although a limit on
GUEST WRITER and the public to the extent possible we respond to in their time of the Golden’s Bridge Fire District. the number of participants is still in
by deploying practices that meet and need—who let us into their homes Just as with emergency response, force – the GBFD recently resumed
As in-person training drills re- exceed nationally recognized health and businesses—should under- essential training and drills weren’t in-person annual training drills, in
sume, door-side triage for non- guidelines—and that’s what we have stand why we are taking precau- put on hold either because of the particular those best-suited for physi-
life-threatening emergencies and been doing,” said Goldens Bridge tions. It’s for their protection and pandemic. In the early months of cal participation. Fire ghters are
frequent sanitizing e orts continue Assistant Fire Chief James McMa- it’s also to maintain the health of the outbreak, to avoid large-group training in smaller groups, wearing
for foreseeable future nus, who noted that all Lewisboro our re ghters, who have to return gatherings and limit activity to face coverings and other protective
Although the COVID-19 pan- emergency services agencies—in- to their own homes and families af- emergency response at the re- equipment, maintaining appropriate
demic forced the Golden’s Bridge cluding the O ce of Emergency ter responding to emergency calls.” house, Fire Chief Al Melillo said distancing to the extent possible, and
Fire Department to cancel sched- Management, South Salem and e pandemic has added an- the time was used e ectively by following all federal, state and county
uled events like the Memorial Day Vista Fire Departments, LPD and other layer to the GBFD’s opera- having re ghters participate in guidelines. e resumption of physi-
Parade in May,it also presented new LVAC—are working collaboratively tions. When re ghters return to state-mandated training classes that cal training drills has included:
opportunities to serve the commu- and sharing information. the rehouse – whether after an could be completed remotely via • water rescue at the Muscoot
nity,including the drive-by birthday Since they are typically rst on emergency, drive-by birthday run, the Internet on a number of topics – Reservoir.
parades for children every Saturday the scene of all 9-1-1 calls, includ- or training drill – their work is not such as air and blood borne patho- • a number of primary water op-
morning. eir work is demanding ing medical emergencies—some quite over. All retrucks, appara- gens, sexual harassment, brush re erations at Lake Katonah, includ-
enough, but adding a global pan- GBFD re ghters hold state-certi- tus, equipment and gear are thor- operations, and OSHA standards. ing pump operations, laying and
demic to the equation has presented cation as EMTs—it is crucial that oughly disinfected and sanitized. “In-person training is always the pulling hose, and installing por-
new challenges that are here to stay. all re ghters are out tted with the An independent company has preference – and certain drills, of table ponds.
rough the uncertainties, like all necessary personal protective gear to been retained to decontaminate course,can only be performed in per- • lifting and hoisting tools,
area re ghters, Golden’s Bridge safeguard themselves and the people the Golden’s Bridge Firehouse on son. But we directed our members equipment and hose line.
re ghters have responded to the to whom they are responding—and a regular basis, one of many CO- to the many certi ed training and “We commend our re chiefs
challenges,adapting to and embrac- that they follow new protocols. VID-driven “new normal expens- refresher courses o ered online so for their steady and calm leader-
ing the new normal. With medical emergency calls, for es” that have become part of the they could hone their skills and stay ship, and we are grateful to all of
Emergency responders didn’t example, re ghters are door-side routine for the foreseeable future, current on mandated certi cation re- our re ghters for their sel ess
have the luxury of staying in place triaging for non-life-threatening according to Fire Commissioner quirements,”explained Melillo. dedication during this di cult
with their families after the state- situations, rather than having four or Edward Brancati, Chairman of the With group-gathering restric- time,”Brancati said.
imposed shut-down of most busi- ve responders in full protective gear
nesses and stay-at-home edict for rushing into a home. GBFD As-
all non-essential workers. When sistant Fire Chief Dennis Delborgo
the alarm sounded, Golden’s says this practice minimizes exposure
Bridge re ghters didn’t give a sec- and preserves the use of personal
ond thought to leaving their own protective equipment without com-
homes to help others in their time promising emergency response.
of need. at’s still the case now. “Government guidelines have
ere have also been numerous mandated adjustments in the way
adjustments mandated by federal, we approach certain situations.
state and county government and But make no mistake, when a situ-
health o cials—all for the safety, ation is dire – whether a medical,
health and well-being of re ght- re, carbon monoxide, or motor Let’s Get Started:
ers and those they encounter dur- vehicle-related emergency – our
ing emergencies—the res, carbon response is with utmost urgency,”
monoxide alarms, motor vehicle Delborgo said. “We ask all resi-
accidents, storm-related incidents, dents to help us to help them by
water and other rescues, and all informing all emergency respond- Downsizing Tips & Techniques
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SCHOOLS proaches on the district website, klschools. enormity of the challenge.” range of parents’questions and concerns,in-
org, with a hybrid model clearly the go- e de nitive word on reopening in cluding whether they could opt into remote
FROM PAGE 1 to solution. e plans were the fruit of a learning exclusively and the protocols to be
months-long e ort that included research New York rests with the governor. Cuomo followed if a student or teacher tests positive
facilities. Students in grades 2 through 12, going back to the virus’s initial appearance has resisted calls to throw open school- for the virus.
in two groups, will continue their educa- here in March and student, parent and house doors as part of a general economic
tion from home three days a week and be in community input elicited from surveys, recovery. Selesnick thanked residents for their
schools for two. All students will go to their focus groups and meetings. questions, some of them called in as the
computer screens on Friday. “Everybody wants to reopen schools, online-only presentation unspooled. He
e surveys, said to represent 1,866 stu- but you only reopen if it’s safe to reopen, appreciated comments that recognized the
School buildings have been o -limits dents, or 64 percent of the student body, and that’s determined by the data,” he said “heavy lift”teachers will face in implement-
since mid-March, helping to contain virus resulted in a raft of data. It found, for in- last month. ing the plans.
spread but upending most academic and stance, that only 71 percent of parents
social norms. Interscholastic sports were would send their children back to bricks- “If you have the virus under control, “It is going to be really hard,” the super-
scrapped in the spring and have been again and-mortar classrooms and fewer still (59 reopen,” Cuomo continued. “If you don’t intendent said. “I think there’s no getting
for the fall, while long-anticipated and percent) would trust the close quarters of have the virus under control, then you can’t around it. is is something we’ve never
carefully planned rites like John Jay High a school bus. reopen. We’re not going to use our chil- done before.”
School’s graduation ceremony had to be dren as the litmus test and we’re not going
redrawn and moved to a shopping center’s From that ood of information, admin- to put our children in a place where their Summing it up for the school board at
parking lot. istrators hammered out last week’s reopen- health is endangered. It’s that simple.” one point, he said simply, “No one should
ing road map. underestimate how hard this is.”
Continued at-home schooling will likely His decision was expected this week.
force some parents to choose between go- Still,in presenting the plans to his school Nothing Cuomo says, however, is likely Schi , a board member since 2012 and
ing to work or staying home with their board last ursday, July 30, Selesnick em- to expand KLSD facilities in time for the the mother of two KLSD students, pointed
children. e impact on single-parent and phasized how tentative they were, sub- new school year’s scheduled Sept. 10 start, out that the district’s planning is “butting up
two-paycheck households is expected to be ject to, among other things, a decision on a day later than previously announced. against the reality that outside of the school
greater now,when the business world is tak- schools this week by Gov.Andrew Cuomo. at leaves the hybrid plan, so far, the dis- day, families will have to make...decisions
ing early, tentative steps to reopen, than in trict’s favored approach. that completely a ect our ability to do
the spring, when a widespread lockdown “ ey could very well change as condi- Under it, the KLSD student body, K-12, anything else along the lines of what we’re
of nonessential employees left many par- tions change,” he said. will form two groups, A and B. e Group talking about here.And that’s not anybody’s
ents housebound. A students who are in grades 2 through 12 fault.”
Second-graders, for example, might still will come to school, masked, on Monday
Albany had set a July 31 deadline for the be tted into K-1’s four-day, in-person and Wednesday, alternating with Group Dr. William Rifkin, who successfully ran
state’s 688 school districts to present three teaching schedule, Selesnick said, by carv- B’s Tuesday/ ursday schedule. On Fri- for a third term on the school board, prin-
alternative schemes for a fall reopening. ing out classroom space in areas like cafete- days and non-classroom days, all students cipally to help address the sudden myriad
rias and gyms. e superintendent called will be at their home computers. challenges the pandemic poses, called it
e districts were asked to describe how such an e ort “challenging,” but said, “We “worst-case-scenario stu that none of us
they would: have not ruled that out.” e district will make “every e ort,” ever thought was going to happen in our
Selesnick said, to keep siblings in the same lifetime.”
• Educate all students in a pre-pandemic e Somers Central School District, for group regardless of their grade level or
in-classroom model; one, has taken that tack, planning to con- school they attend. He asked students and their families,
vert its large-space areas to classrooms for teachers and administrators, even his own
• Retain distance learning through on- students in Kindergarten through grade 6. In a public comment period lasting just board, to “be patient, be exible.”
line instruction at home; or, over 13 minutes after the presentation, Dis-
School Board President Marjorie Schi trict Clerk Kim Monzon relayed a wide “ is,”he noted, “is new stu for every-
• Provide a combination of both. thanked Selesnick for “helping us see the body.”
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POLICE someone the middle nger while Lewisboro Library from 10:30 am to 5 pm, Friday household group of ve people
on a public Town Board zoom from 10:30 am to 4 pm and Sat- or fewer. e number of Brows-
FROM PAGE 2 meeting. After the meeting, sev-
eral people had put up screenshots urday from 10:30 am to 2 pm. ing Session reservations will be
driver struck him. e resident on Facebook of her giving the
refused medical attention, telling LEWISBORO Patrons may reserve Curbside limited to ensure a maximum of
police he didn’t trust the o cers nger. Police told the woman no
and did not want and ambulance crime was committed and to con- LIBRARY REOPENS BY Service appointments by call- ten patrons are in the Library at
and had his girlfriend drive him to sider logging o Facebook for a
the hospital. time. She was also provided with APPOINTMENT JULY 27 ing (914) 875-9004, or emailing any one time. To ensure social
coping mechanisms and security
Garden drone suggestions. e Lewisboro Library is [email protected] distancing can be accomplished,
A resident on West Lane in
South Salem called police after July 18 pleased to announce it is open- mail.org. the Town House side entrance
she noticed a drone ying low
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‘Leaf ’ me alone Police received a call from a res-
Neighbors agreed to leave each ident on Bouton Street in South by appointment only begin- served by individuals, or same-
other alone after calling the po- Salem about a package containing
lice to Quincy Court in Goldens medications with di erent peo- ning Monday, July 27. A lim-
Bridge. One neighbor was mad ple’s names on it addressed to Sing
that the other had a camera point- Sing Prison Pharmacy in Ossin- ited number of patrons will BEDFORD GRAVEL
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wasn’t working and only had it the package. • Gravel • Topsoil • Mulches
there to make sure the neighbor Rollover accident e children’s room will remain • Sweet Peet • Unilock Pavers
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Both resident told police they Route 123 in South Salem when any requested items. ese ab- • Sand • Stonedust
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alone. island, nearly striking the patrol breviated browsing sessions
car, and side swiped an electric are to help ensure the safety of
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concrete rock display on the lawn During this time, the Curbside
Facebook bullies of Pound Ridge Stone and Land- Pickup tent will still be available
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Sights and sounds at the Fortune cookies
The meal was amazing. It began JUST
In the absence of a big trip this year, MAN with wonton soup, followed by JO ANN
we’ve opted for some short get- OVERBOARD fried rice and spare ribs. I’m
aways to places close by. When we just a simple, old fashioned girl. I like JO ANN
booked the trips we didn’t even know RICK what I like and see no reason to deviate FRANCELLA
if hotels would be open by then, so we MELÉN from it.
went the rustic cabin route. I don’t like name was Danny and she was in love.
to spend big on hotels, since we’re usu- must have seen at least 10 gold nches, Pat was my best friend since gram- He was about 10 years older than she
ally hardly ever there, just somewhere to unless it was the same one living mar school. We were, in fact, blood sis- was and was very sophisticated. I lis-
never get a good night’s sleep. We usu- my life vicariously, and much better ters, having poked our ngers till they tened to her go on and on about all the
ally end up at the type of place that has dressed. ere were deer all over the bled a bit and then we touched them wonderful places he had taken her and
a sign that you can see from the high- place, too. If my neighbor Paul were together and declared ourselves “blood all the beautiful gifts he had given her.
way that says, “COLOR TV!” and “AIR here he’d just scoop them up in his sisters.” is, of course, meant that we It was clear that she needed someone
CONDITIONING!” If we’re really in backhoe and stick them over by the would always be close, trust each other to talk to.
the mood to splurge the sign might say, woodpile. We passed a couple pre-teen and have each other’s back.
“HBO!” e type where you get the bill kids walking along the path, enjoying Our food arrived and I dug in just as
and a line says “Resort Fee,” and you al- nature. ey had their heads buried so is was true until we reached our we used to when we were high school
most ask the guy, why are you charging far into their iPhone that they were late teens, then Pat began to change. I students with insatiable appetites. Pat
a resort fee when this place is a LAST steaming up the screens. I guess it’s hadn’t seen her for a while when she kept talking about her new boyfriend
resort? quicker to just Google nature. We called one day and asked me if I could and when she nally picked up her
came to a detour where a bridge was meet her for lunch. I had heard rumors fork, it was only to pick at her food.
We signed up for a few days at a out and had to cruise on the road for that she was seeing a man who had a
campground called Jellystone Park in a couple miles down a long hill before reputation for not treating women very “What’s going on, Pat?” I asked. She
Gardiner, New York, with our little returning to the trail. well and I wondered if that was the was silent for a while before continu-
friend Gidget. I gured we could space reason for our lunch date. ing.
ourselves out pretty well there. It’s a After poking around town for a
theme family resort based on the Yogi while we hit the trail back home, and She looked wonderful, better than “Danny’s married,” she said. Her
Bear cartoons of yesteryear. Accord- I knew right away I wasn’t pedaling up wonderful, she was glowing. We head was down as if in prayer. I
ing to the brochure you can even hire that big detour hill. When we got to ordered our meal, but instead of the wanted to blurt out all kinds of argu-
Yogi Bear for $60 dollars an hour. My the washed out bridge, there was some usual familiar foods we once shared, ments about how she could do such a
accountant charges way more than orange netting and crime scene tape, she had ordered a seaweed dish and a thing. I wanted to remind her that she
that, so I’m going to hire Yogi to do my and I said, well the tape is already here, raw sh. Her tastes had changed. She knew this was wrong. What Pat was
taxes. had changed. We caught ourselves up talking about seemed very serious. I
SEE MELEN PAGE 12 on what was happening in our lives. I didn’t say anything; I wanted to allow
We went for a beautiful bike ride on was still living home with my family her to continue to talk. It seemed that
the Wallkill Rail Trail, which rolls right and dating a guy I had met through she had so much to say.
into New Paltz, about 6 miles north. my older sister. He was all set to leave
It’s a great trail for bird-watching. I for college. He wanted to be a dentist. SEE FRANCELLA PAGE 12
Before long, Pat began telling me about
this wonderful man she had met at
the bank where she was working. His
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READING, I learned that the tiny confec- ers with cartoon or pop culture character dispensers. e Mary Speaking of candy, did you
WRITING & tion was originally invented character heads that tilt back to Poppins PEZ dispenser was know that the popular children’s
CHOCOLATE in Austria in 1927 by Eduard dispense the candy. released in 1973 in two di erent board game, Candy Land, was
KIM Haas. Created in a mint avor versions. According to the inter- designed in 1948 by a woman
KOVACH and sold in small tins, the candy e Santa Claus dispenser net, the head with non-painted recovering from polio in a San
was promoted as a breath mint was introduced in 1955 and is cheeks is worth around $750. Diego hospital? Eleanor Ab-
Flipping channels the other and an alternative to smoking still the highest selling item. bott was a retired school teacher.
evening, I discovered a cigarettes. e name PEZ came e Mary Poppins head with During her long convalescence
travel program featuring from the letters in the German e Halloween Witch dispenser painted cheeks is worth even on the polio ward of the hospi-
places in New England. e rst word for peppermint – pfef- was introduced in 1957. Popeye more money. tal, she invented a candy-themed
segment was about farming in ferminz. became the rst licensed car- board game to entertain the
Rhode Island. e next segment toon character in 1958. Mickey One of the most expen- children on the polio wards in
focused on Maine’s seafood In 1949, the rst mechanical Mouse, Tweetie Bird, Batman sive PEZ dispensers sold for the same hospital. e children
industry. I was about to turn o PEZ dispenser was introduced and many others have followed $13,000! It was made in 1961 enjoyed playing the sweet, color-
the TV, when the last segment at the Vienna Trade Fair. e over the years. in the form of a political don- ful board game and suggested
enticed me to remain on the dispenser was designed to hold key (only two were ever made). that Eleanor submit the game to
couch: a visit to the PEZ factory twelve tablets stacked in a col- e Haas family built a manu- Nowadays, a sought after item the Milton Bradley Company.
in Orange, Connecticut! umn inside and dispensed one at facturing facility and warehouse is the 2005 Star Wars Collec-
a time. in Orange, CT, in 1973. e tor Set. is limited edition set e toy company introduced the
I had no idea that PEZ candy factory produces twelve million includes eight Star Wars charac- game in 1949 and it became im-
was made in Connecticut. I In the 1950’s when the PEZ PEZ candies every day. PEZ ter PEZ dispensers and assorted mensely popular. Now manufac-
haven’t thought about PEZ candies were marketed in the candy avors expanded over PEZ candy re ll packs. tured by Hasbro, more than one
and those colorful dispensers in U.S., the company started the years and remain a favorite million Candy Land games are
decades. I sat up straight and producing fruit avored candy candy/toy item for kids of all I know that my brother and sold each year.
said, “Here’s my next column!” tablets to appeal to American ages. I had several di erent PEZ
kids. e pastel colored tablets dispensers as children. I cannot Kim Kovach enjoyed a candy- lled
in cherry, grape, orange and In June 1991, the rst PEZ remember the character heads childhood. www.kimkovachwrites.
strawberry, could be inserted into collector convention was held on our PEZ dispensers but if I com
brightly colorful plastic dispens- in Mentor, Ohio. PEZ collec- close my eyes, I can still smell
tors from around the world are the sweet, sugary PEZ candy!
always on the lookout for rare
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The Katonah-Lewisboro Times is located at Bailey Court, 334 MELEN sure to book it when it was explanatory to her.
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to settle in for a nap when a into New Paltz to watch the
Saving a Life EVERY 11 MINUTES all we need is a crime scene, game of “Marco Polo” starts. baseball game and have a
and that sounds like some- Yes, I wish the guy had been couple beers. Under Cuomo’s
Help at Home thing I can supply. I carried attacked by pirates before new edict we were required
the bikes over the netting and inventing America or water to order food along with our
Help in Shower HELPI’ve fallen and I can’t get up!® down the steep embankment polo or whatever he did, but drink, and kitchens were
(I guess I should give gravity in retrospect the game would closing earlier than normal.
GwPiSth! most of the credit), but at the drag on a lot longer if it was As much as I love to sit back
bottom was a marsh, a bog, a Amerigo Vespucci instead. and evaluate the behavior of
Help On-the-Go swamp and a fen, whatever When I looked up at the sky sloppy drunks, now is not the
that is. I got the bikes through I could see a bunch of people time to do it, so I grudgingly
Get HELP fast, 24/7, . the skunk cabbage and pricker parachuting down to Earth. gave Cuomo his due on this
® anywhere with bushes, but when I got to At rst I thought we might chess move. e results in
the bog it started to suck my be under siege, or it might be New York speak for them-
I’ve fallen and I can’t get up! sandals right out from under another one of Trump’s goofy selves if no one else cares to
me, and I knew it was just a protest-quelling schemes, speak them. When it came
For a FREE brochure call: question of time before I was but apparently there’s a sky- time for noted epidemiologist
consumed by quicksand. I pic- diving school right next to the Dr. Anthony Fauci to throw
1-800-404-9776 tured myself yelling to Gilli- campground. So every half out the rst pitch in the
gan to throw me the stick! He hour or so you could see 12 to game, it seemed I might have
Attorney Advertising throws it, but doesn’t think to 15 people oating from the been drunker than I thought,
hold onto the other end and it airplane, followed by the guy because the throw seemed to
ABUSED BY hits me in the head. Now I’ll who pushed them out. defy all the science that Dr.
CLERGY IN have to wait for the professor Fauci so gallantly stands for.
NEW YORK? to rescue me after he nishes It was so hot that my wife Only a doctor THAT good
rigging up a power generator treated us to an ice cream, could throw a pitch THAT
DO YOU KNOW THESE MEN? that Ginger and Mary Ann and they even had a “doggy bad. My appetite wasn’t as big
can power from a stationary ice cream,” too. I nished as I thought so we made it an
bicycle wearing bikinis. at mine in about four bites, but early night. For dessert there
professor was no dummy. Gidget took a couple of licks was the rest of the “doggy ice
from hers and then went back cream” waiting for me back at
I dragged the bicycles up to her crossword puzzle. My the cabin.
the other side of the embank- wife was about to throw it
ment by holding onto a vine, out. I said hold on there, if Join Rick and Trillium on
which turned out to be poison she doesn’t want ice cream, I Saturday, August 15th,
ivy. I don’t get poison ivy, I certainly do, and scraped o 7:00PM at UnWined Winebar
just wait around until it gets the top and took a nice bite. & Kitchen in Granite Springs
me. But we made it back to “What the hell avor is that?” for some wine, women and song!
camp just in time for our pool I asked my wife. “It says ‘dog Distancing and reservations
reservation. Due to distanc- food avor.’” “Why didn’t you required!
ing measures, you could only tell me not to eat the “doggy
reserve time at the pool for a ice cream?” It seemed self- Say hello at: [email protected]
two-hour block, so we made
Joseph John C. Donald FRANCELLA plate with the fortune cookies How wise that fortune was,
Adamo Albino Bolton and said, “Take one. Let’s see how serendipitous that it found
FROM PAGE 10 what life has in store for us.” me at that particular time.
She broke her cookie and read
Our dishes were cleared and her fortune. Without reading I wanted to tell her she
the waiter brought us a plate it out loud, she crumbled it and should leave this man, but she
with two fortune cookies on it. left it on the table. Mine said, trusted that I would listen and
When she took a break from “Keep negative comments to knew I would be there when
speaking, I motioned to the yourself. Avoid any disputes.” she fell. She seemed to know
that she would fall. I assured
Barry F. Francis V. Robert Noel musical vocal group her that I would be there for
Bossa Boyle Brouillette her if she needed to talk again;
and she seemed relieved that I
CLAIM DEADLINE: AUG. 13 — ACT NOW playing an eclec�c mix of favorites, old and new didn’t scold her for her actions.
I was hoping that my silence
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her face was gone, she looked
thin and tired. I wondered if
I was wrong so long ago when
I followed the instructions in
the fortune cookie to keep the
negative comments to myself
and avoid any disputes.
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Opening up the world of science
STRONG I assume that you’ve already 3. If the topic was above their would enhance the pet’s life. If their family used solar power.
LEARNING introduced them to a variety heads when it was introduced to they don’t have a pet, maybe give • Go online and look for
of topics in the area of science them, like most adults, they most them one (with parents’ permis-
DR. LINDA from the minute they were born. likely wouldn’t say, “I don’t under- sion of course). activities to do with an 11- and
SILBERT You probably did simple science stand what you’re talking about.” 13-year-old focusing on plants,
experiments with them as tod- • At night, explore the sky
Dear Dr. Linda, dlers where they needed to wear ey would simply walk away looking for constellations, plan- re, electricity, gravity, the human
I loved reading your column goggles. and try to avoid the topic the next ets or guring out what phase body, etc.
time it was brought up. the moon is at. (A little math
about the “Loving Grandma” Here are some reasons they plays in here, too.) Just as we are making history
who was concerned that her may not be into learning science At this point, except for basic every day, we’re living science
15-year-old grandson had learned yet. life sciences, you can probably • Create a grid to count your every day. We don’t have to love
very little history for some reason. sit back, relax, and wait until intake of calories compared to to learn about science—science is
I have a similar situation. When 1. ey’re 11 and 13! Even they’re in high school where the calories you use every day. Go part of our lives every day…as we
I talk to my grandsons, 11 and 13 though you’re motivated to teach they’ll be introduced to earth online and look for an app that live and breathe.
years old, I realize they know very them about magnetism, chemical science, biology, chemistry and will help.
little about science. reactions, animal classi cation, physics. At that point they may Dr. Linda
space, and more, they may not be mature enough to take an • Set up a day, two days or even P.S. And parents, if your child
My husband and I are retired be interested in learning about interest in some eld of sci- a week, and keep track of every will be home for a while during
science professors, chemistry any of that. ey’d rather play ence—or not. You may have to time you used water from wash- the pandemic, doing things with
and physics, respectively, and basketball and video games with wait until they’re in college. If ing dishes, to brushing teeth, to your kids like the above will assist
would love to work with them friends. ey’re just not ready they don’t fall in love with one of them in connecting the dots be-
on learning any science, but at yet. Only the future will tell if the sciences during college, you ushing the toilet, to drinking a tween what they’re seeing online.
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New year, new rules
State modi es wrestling weights, extends hockey periods
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER “Revising this rule will allow max out at 125. 46-75 (3 nights rest) utes).
SPORTS EDITOR for lopsided games to provide Al Roy, NYSPHSAA baseball 31-45 (2 nights rest) e longer periods puts New
student-athletes the opportunity coordinator, said allowing pitch- 1-30 (1 night rest) York on par with the rest of
If and when high-school sports to play while also keeping the ers to have their rst taste of 125 April the country, wrote Scott Stuart,
resume in New York, some will game moving,” wrote Bev Hoop- pitches starting in the postseason 96-105 (4 nights rest) NYSPHSAA ice-hockey coor-
be played under new rules. er, NYSPHSAA eld hockey co- did not make sense. 66-95 (3 nights rest) dinator.
Last week, the New York State ordinator. “Currently, the rst opportu- 31-65 (2 nights rest) “ e extra time would trans-
Public High School Athletic As- nity for pitchers to reach the max 1-30 (1 night rest) late to roughly six more ‘shifts’ in
sociation approved several chang- BASEBALL pitch count of 125 is during a May each game allowing more partici-
es for the 2020-21 season, a ect- Looking to ease young pitch- sectional postseason tournament 103-125 (4 nights rest) pation,” Stuart wrote. “ e addi-
ing the way sports like wrestling, ers into heavier workloads, the game when their team’s season is 72-102 (3 nights rest) tional penalty time would make
eld hockey, and ice hockey will state has also modi ed its maxi- on the line,” Roy wrote. “By cre- 41-71 (2 nights rest) penalty calls a bit more meaning-
be played this upcoming year. mum pitch counts. ating a transitional period during 1-40 (1 night rest) ful and would make coaches and
Previously, varsity pitchers on the regular season, it would take players pay closer attention to
WRESTLING four nights rest could throw up into account both the physi- ICE HOCKEY this aspect of the game.”
Perhaps the biggest changes to 105 pitches at any point in the cal and mental health and well- Beginning this year, ice-hockey It is one of the few proposed
are modi cations to wrestling regular season. Once postseason being of pitchers by providing periods will go from 15 minutes rule changes that could have a -
weight classes: began, they could throw up to the opportunity to increase their to 17 minutes. e length of pen- nancial impact. With teams now
Old / New 125 pitches. workload over time up to the max alty times are also being adjusted playing 6 additional minutes,
99, 106 / 102 Instead, pitchers will start the pitch count of 125 in a regular accordingly, with minors going schools may have to reserve more
113 / 110 season in March only able to season game setting.” to 2 minutes (from 1.5 minutes), ice time.
120 / 118 throw a maximum of 85 pitches. Maximum Pitch Counts majors going to 5 minutes (from
126 /126 In April, they can ramp up to 105 March 4 minutes), and misconducts go- e full list of rule changes can be
132 /132 pitches. And in May, they can 76-85 (4 nights rest) ing to 10 minutes (from 7.5 min- found on nysphsaa.org.
145 / 145 There is no better place
160 / 160
170 / 172
182, 195 / 189
220 / 215
285 / 285 to go than
With schools struggling to nd
enough wrestlers, the elimination
of two weight classes, particularly SCHNEIDER
the 99-pound division, makes it
less likely that matches will result
in forfeits, wrote Marty Sherman,
NYSPHAA wrestling chairman,
in his rationale for making the FINANCIAL
“By recommending these
weight classes, it will [allow]
schools with smaller rosters to
compete in dual meets and bring GROUP
back the competitiveness and fo-
cus of our dual meets,” Sherman
In 2019-20, there were 719
athletes across that state who
competed in the 99-pound
weight class. Of those 719 stu- for professional, sound advice
dent-athletes, 532 were seventh,
eighth, and ninth graders.
“Students in these grades on your business or personal
typically are JV athletes in most
sports,” Sherman wrote.
Students who do not make the tax and ﬁnancial situation
starting lineup for the varsity dual
meet can participate in a JV dual
match or an exhibition match on
the day of the varsity match, he
added. “ ese students will still
have the ability to participate at
some level of competition.”
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