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BY JODI WEINBERGER
A cake topped with Old Bet in It was silent in the auditorium at the
the pastry section. North Salem Middle School / High School
as Holocaust survivor Peter Somogyi told
John DeCicco Sr. presents of his experience in Auschwitz as the sub-
Chris Jones with a cake ject of experiments by Dr. Josef Mengele.
for his birthday.
Mengele is widely considered one of the
PHOTOS: TABITHA worst Nazi doctors for his role in the kill-
PEARSON MARSHALL ing of 6 million Jewish people.
Customers stampede to Somogyi told his story as part of the
DeCicco’s opening Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance
Day Ceremony on April 30.
BY JODI WEINBERGER shared in the frustration of waiting for customer. I had never done it before in
EDITOR it to nally open,” Jones said, standing at my life,” Jones said. “ en when the Showing photos from Auschwitz, Smo-
the deli counter, which for probably the place opened on my birthday, today is gyi recounted being in a line with his mother
Go big or go home, right? Chris Jones my birthday, I said it’s a sign. I have to do when Mengele asked if he and his brother
could have decided not to wake up at rst and last time had no line. “I was su- it. I parked myself out there at 4:45 a.m., were twins. e boys, 11, were then separat-
4 a.m. and be the rst customer at the per excited when they were nally com- which was probably a little too early. ed from her and taken for experiments as she
opening of DeCicco and Sons on Friday, ing to Somers.” was marched toward the gas chamber.
May 3—but where’s the fun in that? “My wife thinks I’m crazy and all my
Jones described himself as a “bit of a friends are texting me right now saying “ ere was a big building, spewing
“I live less than a mile away. I’ve foodie” and nds DeCicco’s o erings ames 10, 15-feet high. I thought it was a
watched this building go up … and better than what others have in store. SEE DECICCO’S PAGE 3 factory. Turns out it wasn’t a factory, it was
a factory of death,” Smogyi said.
“I just decided I wanted to be the rst He and his brother were given identi-
fying numbers while elsewhere in Aus-
chwitz, Smogyi said, hundreds were being
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Signs of Somers
DECICCO’S circus history are
FROM PAGE 1 store.
you’re out of your mind,” he con- The Somers Chamber helped the DeCicco family cut the ribbon on its new store.
But his enthusiasm for the bou- bar is ﬁlled
tique grocery paid o . e early bird
gets the worm, or in this case, a cup with thoughtful
of co ee and a private tour before details.
the rush of customers from the
store’s namesake, John DeCicco Sr., PHOTOS: TABITHA
when DeCicco’s sta spotted Jones PEARSON
in the parking lot and invited him
inside well before they were sched- MARSHALL
uled to open at 7:30 a.m.
e hospitality didn’t end there.
John DeCicco presented Jones
with a birthday cake to celebrate
the superfan’s 45th birthday.
is thoughtfulness for the com-
munity didn’t end with Jones – it
was evident throughout the store.
DeCicco’s décor paid homage to
Old Bet, the elephant brought to
Somers by Hachaliah Bailey in
1806 and believed to be America’s
rst circus elephant. A big mural of
Old Bet was painted on the store’s
exposed brick wall over the produce sec-
tion and a cake of Old Bet was made
to standout among the store’s pastry
selections. ere’s a photo of Old Bet
with a beer for the bar and the taps and
coat hangers around the bar are shaped
like elephants. Tote bags also show o
Somers’ famous pachyderm.
It was a moment of pride for John
DeCicco to nally be walking through
the store with busy shoppers and lled
shelves as the opening date kept getting
pushed back, held up by sewer issues
“We tried not to get too upset about
it,” DeCicco said. He would get 20-30
calls a day and upwards of 300 messages
a day on Facebook asking
about the opening.
At the formal ribbon
cutting with the Somers
Chamber of Commerce
later in the day, a repre-
sentative from Sen. Pete
Harckham’s o ce along
with Assemblyman Kevin
Byrne and Supervisor Rick
Morrissey o ered congrat-
ulations to the DeCicco
Victoria Foley and Julie Witkiewicz
were among the rst to make purchases.
“It’s absolutely beautiful,” the
friends agreed. “I have not been more
excited for a supermarket to open ever
in my life.”
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REMEMBRANCE circled just the three that had made it through the Holo- PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SOMERS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
caust alive. e next slide showed his family present day.
FROM PAGE 1 His father remarried, and he and his brother each with Nieve Mahood, Analaura Gregorio and Abigail Lopatka
children and grandchildren of their own. received ﬁrst, second and third awards, respectively.
locked in rooms they thought were showers and killed
with cyanide and their bodies burned in a crematorium. “ is is my story. is is my new life. Really, I tried Steve Waldinger, president of the SHMC, reminded
to forget Auschwitz, but I will never be able to do that,” the audience of the importance of teaching the students
“I was traumatized. At 11-years-old they take you away Smogyi said. the atrocities of the Holocaust.
from your family and they put you in big barracks and you
don’t know what’s happened. I said, ‘Where can I see my Each year the North Salem and Somers school districts “ is evening as you observe our students projects, as
mother?’ and he said, ‘See those ames over there? at’s join together for the Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remem- you listen to them sing and watch them dance and hear
where your mother is and you will never see her again’.” brance Day ceremony. e North Salem High School them speak, we ask that you re ect on the importance of
Madrigals performed the Star Spangled Banner and continuing to educate our youth and confront the trou-
Smogyi said Mengele measured the twins and took sam- Hatikvah and an original song called “Go call the swal- bling issues of our time,” Waldinger said.
ples of their blood, which to this day he doesn’t know the low” by Julianna Austin. e Ridge eld Conservatory
purpose of. He considers himself one of the “lucky” ones; of Dance put on a performance and students from each
earlier in the war twins were subjected to much worse. district received awards for projects about the Holocaust.
Each morning Smogyi and the other twins would line From North Salem, Lexi Staebler, Lauren Brown and
up outside to be counted and they could see the piles of Dagny Junghans received rst, second and third place
dead bodies being put out on the side of the road. Anyone awards, respectively. From Somers, Nieve Mahood, Ana-
who couldn’t work was agged for death, and anyone who laura Gregorio and Abigail Lopatka received rst, second
appeared to be limping or unable to walk was shot on the and third awards, respectively.
spot, Smogyi said.
To end the event, Cantor Ruth Ossher from the He-
When Auschwitz was liberated on Jan. 27, 1945, Smo- brew Congregation of Somers led a procession and
gyi and his brother ran immediately from the concentra- candle lighting ceremony in memory of the 11 million
tion camp and headed in the “bitter cold” toward their victims of the Holocaust and Rev. Michael Watson of St.
hometown, knocking on doors along the way for food Lukes Episcopal Church gave a benediction.
Larry Kaufman, commander of the Jewish War Vet-
e boys’ father did not return immediately, thinking erans Post 46 spoke along with North Salem Principal
his whole family was dead, but later reunited when he got Vince DiGrandi and with Chris Regan, a board mem-
news that his boys had survived. ber of the Somers Holocaust Memeorial Commission
(SHMC), who made a plea for more members.
On a slide projector, Smogyi showed a family photo
from before the war with about a dozen members and
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FROM PAGE 2
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viewing the TED Talk by Chris- to Sunday, May 12, just in time maintain Saint Luke’s historic Maggio, director of special servic- who resides in the town of Somers,
tian Picciolini “My descent into for this year’s garden, sprucing churchs. Saint Luke’s Church is es in the Somers Central School regardless of where he or she at-
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Town reiterates stance on Reproductive Health Act
BY CAROL REIF sion—by a group of Westchester also eliminates criminal charges apparent that this is really a leg- limited to two or three minutes
CONTRIBUTING WRITER and Putnam residents to take an for harming a fetus and expands
o cial stand against the measure the type of health care to providers islative matter” and does “not fall and that Somers residents would
e Town Board last week re- they claimed “aggressively” ex- who can perform abortion.
iterated its stance that it is stick- pands abortion rights. under the purview of local gov- be given priority.
ing to local issues. And the state’s At its April 11 meeting, Su-
recently passed Reproductive e law took e ect in January pervisor Rick Morrissey read a ernment in New York.” Flo Brodley, a founder of the
Rights Act is not one of them. and allows the procedure before the statement in which he thanked
end of, or up to, 24 weeks of preg- “concerned citizens” for bringing But it appears that some folks Somers Energy Environment
e board had been asked— nancy if the woman’s life or health the RHA matter to the board’s
during the public comment is in jeopardy or if the fetus could attention. didn’t quite get the message. Committee, who said she was
period of its April 4 work ses- not survive outside the womb. It
However, he emphasized, “it’s At the board’s May 2 work ses- speaking on behalf of herself and
sion, three women dressed in red 10 friends, thanked Gov. Andrew
cloaks and white bonnets sat si- Cuomo and the state legislature
lently in the rst row. eir attire for passing a law she said “safe-
was apparently based on Marga- guards women’s health.”
ret Atwood’s “ e Handmaid’s She also thanked the board for
Tale,” a story set in a totalitarian “its rightful decision not to be
society where women are forced bullied.”
to bear children for rich infer- Morrissey then asked the
tile couples. e iconic out t board what its “pleasure” was re-
has been adopted as a symbol of garding public comment. And
protest against the oppression of Councilman Anthony Cirieco
women. replied: “Close public comment.”
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RHA non-Somers residents to speak at the add anything. Clinchy said.“Believe me,there are enough
April work session. Clinchy told the woman she could give controversies here to keep us busy.”
FROM PAGE 8
“Many of us came to speak based on her written statement to the town clerk for “ at’s been our stand in the past, and
Morrissey deferred to the town’s attor- that precedent,” she said. the board’s perusal. However, “this should that’s our stand now, and that will be our
ney Roland Baroni Jr., who advised the not be construed, one way or the other, as stand in the future, at least while we are
board that state law says public comment “Ma’am. at was a work session a taking a position on the state law.” sitting in these seats,” he concluded.
is “a privilege, it’s not a right” at munici- month ago, after which I read a statement
pal meetings. And “although Somers has regarding the Town Board’s decision not e board is tasked with dealing with e board then voted unanimously to
public comment periods, they are subject to get involved in state matters,”Morrissey town issues and “to go beyond that, we close public comment.
to the rules of the supervisor,” Baroni said. said. So, it’s unfortunate that you had to think, would be misusing our position,”
make the trip here. But it was publicized the councilman said. Putnam County legislators recently
Roland said that as he understood it, in the newspaper, on social media, and also passed a resolution calling on Albany to
and “supported by the Town Board,” the on Tapinto.net Somers and Mahopac.” Regardless of how any individual town repeal the RHA, which became law in
rule will be that, “going forward” only o cial might feel personally, he or she January on the 46th anniversary of Roe v.
Somers residents could speak during the “I just came to thank you tonight,” the hasn’t been elected to espouse their own Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision
public comment period. woman responded. views on moral issues, Clinchy elaborated. supporting abortion rights.
It was his opinion that it’s a “legal posi- “I appreciate that. But we still have a full Of course, he noted, private citizens e Carmel Town Board also passed a
tion to take,” Baroni said. agenda,” the supervisor said. have a right, or a duty, to speak out on is- resolution calling on the state to repeal the
sues that may be controversial, whether it’s new measure last month.
Morrissey responded “Well, this is a Morrissey then thanked everyone for climate change, poverty, or war.
work session and we have a full agenda to their interest. Foes of the act told the board in April
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Writing the wrongs School days, school days....
This month marks the fth anni- tinted windows- what could they pos- “Dear old golden rule days ometry. I just couldn’t grab on to it. She
versary of the rst time I wrote a sibly be doing in there? e press makes Reading and writing and would come in early in the morning be-
piece for the Somers Record, and it their job to nd out, they sni around, rithmetic fore classes and work with me, also during
since that time I have and claw at the dirt, Taught to the lunch period and after
written 260 columns, and when the facts are tune of the hickory school. Regents were
WHATWAS around the corner and I
one each week without MAN laid out clearly and stick......”
missing a week. I don’t
OVERBOARD substantively, the dif- Daughter-in-law, ITHINKING? was worried I’d fail. Be-
say this to pat myself ference between fake JulieAnne, will bid cause of her dedication,
on the back, but to pat RICK news and false idols adieu to the “read- RUTHANN
you on yours. Read- MELÉN is stark. ere might ing and writing and SCHEFFER patience and kindness,
I did pass. Mrs. Stough
ing supports writing, come a time when rithmetic” as she was the perfect teacher,
and writing means these institutions may counts down the days in my humble, strug-
much more than itself. need to be protected to her retirement from gling student mind.
It means ideas, it means community, it and propped up, and I hope that if that teaching in June after 35 years. I’m sure ere are other memorable teachers
means communication, it means de- time comes people rise to the occasion she could write a book! who were part of my educational journey,
mocracy. My column by itself is so much willingly. We shouldn’t expect people to ere were a few teachers who left some really good and others meh! is
silliness, I readily admit. But it’s part of a work for free, and anytime you go on an quite an impression on me. Miss is not a lesson, but I had to share this
forum that keeps an eye on things. And internet site where information is free, it Stevenson was a severe woman, rarely bit of advice from a dean at Katharine
that forum is part of a larger culture of always either has an ulterior sales motive smiled and scared the daylights out of Gibbs School where I studied for two
journalism. Real journalism, by people or is a bunch of crap. Remember when us. One day I was whispering to a friend years. She had just nished a lecture
who stick their necks out in many dif- you got a free pen at the bank and you in class—I was always chatting-- when on lifestyles and what is expected of a
ferent ways. People who take the time put it in your car for emergencies, and I became the object of Miss Stevenson’s Katharine Gibbs graduate. Her closing
to check facts, verify sources and cor- then an emergency came up and you wrath. She sent me out to stand in the words were: “Just a last bit of advice for
roborate research. at’s what it takes tried to write something down with it hall until classes changed. I was morti- you ladies: Always marry a man younger
to make sure that nefarious people don’t after you screwed all its parts together, ed as classmates and other students than you.” When one student asked
operate unchecked, no matter how high then threw it out the car window? passed by giggling and pointing ngers “why”, the dean just smiled and walked
they rise in business and in government. A newspaper, or however you get your at me. You made your point, Miss out of the classroom.
Journalism is the link from the ranks of news, is something you see every day, Stevenson. Congratulations, Jules, it’s time to
humanity to the top of the pyramid, and and over a period of time you decide for e guys in Mrs. Wood’s class had a enjoy the harvest! After taking a deep
it’s the only thing that can turn a pyra- yourself if if you trust what comes out of crush on her. She was always dressed breath and enjoying your summer in
mid upside down. it. If enough people trust it, that source beautifully and wore make-up. One time Orleans with Paul and the boys, I don’t
And that culture thrives because becomes the antidote to knuckleheads while standing at her desk, I peeked in see you sitting back and taking it easy—
people want to know the truth, they who don’t get their kids vaccinated, or a drawer that was open: full of lotions, oh, maybe a few days here and there.
want to know the answers to questions think that you need an AK-47 to hunt creams, brushes, etc. No wonder she Knowing you and how you love accom-
they didn’t even know they should ask. deer, or believe that coal mining jobs always looked perfect. She kind of put plishment and being active, there will be
It shouldn’t be neglected and it shouldn’t are more important than preserving the the other teachers to shame! something fascinating on the horizon
be taken for granted, because once in a nite resources of the Earth. It does My favorite high school teacher was for you. Happy retirement from MIL
while there’s a politician who wants to SEE MELEN PAGE 13 Mrs. Stough. She taught math which was to you sprinkled with lots of love and
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rough the eyes of a seasoned citizen It’s called spring ‘break’
for a reason
I’ve been wanting to write something light other human beings who will not agree with our
and happy, something everyone can enjoy, but beliefs. Ergo: eventual Holocaust.
lately life keeps getting in When will we reach child- Dear Dr. Linda,
My nephews were supposed to
the way. I can’t seem to watch THE hood’s end? When will we STRONG
the news anymore because all SEASONED realize that the movie zombies read a long book over spring break, LEARNING
it does is depress me. Print CITIZEN we love to watch are just a but they failed to do so. ey didn’t
news is just as bad and so weak re ection of ourselves; tell their parents about it until the DR. LINDA
last weekend of their break. ey SILBERT
called intellectual discussions ADRIENNE we are the walking dead, eat- happened to be spending that last
weekend with their grandparents. In other words, they showed them
become contests for who can KAVELLE ing ourselves from within by When their grandparents heard respect and accepted them for
about the long book and the who they are. ey trusted them to
yell louder than whom. I feasting on fear and hate and limited time, they provided their eventually do the complete assign-
grandsons with the Cli Notes for ment and read the book. Whether
believe that understanding has ignorance and insecurity. It’s the book but told they boys they that trust is well-placed depends
should eventually read the book on your nephews, but to establish
not kept up with creativity and as if an outside force is keeping anyway. Was that a good thing for trust, as with respect, showing it
them to do? Does that send the
we’ve launched ourselves into a time warp we are us from progress by pitting us against each other wrong message to them? rst is the only way. And, although
I’m sure it was not couched in
not ready for. politically, socially, ethnically, and sexually. Uncle Ed these terms, they showed your
nephews that there are often op-
In this new electronic world greater knowl- Paddy Chayefsky saw it coming more than a Dear Uncle Ed, tions for how we can approach
I can understand that you’re meeting goals that we set or that
edge than ever before is open to us. We have generation ago. He tried to show us, in his writ- are set for us.
concerned. Many people would
the opportunity to go places and see things our ings, how to be kinder, more understanding, and be shocked because it appears as ink about it. What is the
if your nephews were given a way goal of a test about a book the
ancestors didn’t even dream of. We’re learning to intellectually alert. Even so, he didn’t trust us and out of doing an assignment, which class reads? Is the goal to see if the
in this case was to read a book. students understand the book or
extend life and cure illnesses by using substances readied himself for a quick getaway. e ques- However, their grandparents may to see how well the students can
have done a good thing. read? If the goal is to understand
found in our own bodies…but we’ll screw it all tion is, where would he go? Where would we all the book, its message, its characters,
First, they showed their grand- setting and plot, then doesn’t it
up by ghting amongst ourselves and buying into go if the inevitable actually did happen again? sons that they understood where
they were coming from. ey SEE DR. LINDA PAGE 14
non-facts placed before us by social media. Spaceship Earth is just a minute dot in the understood that vacation time
serves another purpose—to give
Paddy Chayefsky, the brilliant author of Marty seemingly unending cosmos. But it does end for them a vacation from school work.
and Network and many other plays of great each of us and when ever that is it’s much too
worth, always kept a packed suitcase under his soon. As a Seasoned Citizen I see that life is a
bed. Why? Because he truly believed another gift to be nurtured and treasured and much too
Holocaust was inevitable. So sad, but so un- short to be wasted on anger and hate and fear.
derstandable. He knew that minorities have Keep that in mind when you wake up to-
been easier to blame for our indiscretions than morrow morning and try to replace anger with
ourselves. Find someone who thinks di erently understanding, hate with love, and fear with
or worships di erently or dresses di erently strength. Not always easy, but oh so empowering
and s/he becomes the enemy. Why? Because s/ and gratifying to lose animosity and live life to its
he can’t ght back and it makes us feel superior. fullest. To quote Auntie Mame: “Life is a banquet
Soon we invent other reasons to hate, make up and most poor suckers are starving to death!”
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A skort is a skort, MELEN ducted the contribution on my taxes. I’d also like
of course, of course to think that I disseminated some information
FROM PAGE 10 here and there, because that would imply that I
For many years, I was really LOST IN once had some information.
bothered by the notion of SUBURBIA disappoint me that newspapers and news sources
a skort. It wasn’t so much make the decision to support individual politi- Over the last ve years I’ve attended so many
the actual combination of a skirt TRACY cal candidates, because I believe that it not only more local functions and events than I would have
and a short, because in concept, BECKERMAN impugns their standard of impartiality but also otherwise, and that has been fun and rewarding. I
it’s a pretty good idea, especially ties them into broad ideologies embedded in the hope I’ll see you at some of them. I’m an extremely
for tennis or if you’re pretending A. Jorts isn’t a cool name two-party system that casts impossibly wide nets private person who publishes every waking mo-
to be Marilyn Monroe standing B. ere isn’t a guy on earth on either side. I guess I know where to nd a ment of his life in the local paper. So I’d like to
over a sidewalk grate. who would refer to his jean grain of salt if I need one. thank the Somers Record for allowing me to vent
shorts as jorts. about all things, great and small. And to those
No, the problem I had was Skirting the idea of skorts Local news has probably been thought of as who read my column, those who even enjoy it,
with the name, “skort.” It was and jorts, I went to the depart- low priority at times, but people don’t live nation- and to those who have reached out to say hello
right up there with spork (a ment store to get a pair of jeans ally, they live locally. And whatever a ects you and even meet in person, a sincere thank you. And
spoon with fork tongs at the end). but could only nd lots of pairs where you live a ects you most. And whatever those who don’t read my column, now is the per-
Here was another practical inven- of jeggings. Jeggings, I was happens nationally happens locally rst. at’s fect time to gossip about them. I have something
tion with a serious name prob- told by a young salesgirl in the where grassroots take root, and I can tell you it juicy, but I can’t tell you right now, so call me.
lem… although it was certainly jeans department with obvious certainly isn’t underneath my lawn. I’d like to
better than foon. Somehow skort impatience, was a combination think that I contributed a laugh here and there Say hello at: [email protected]
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DR. LINDA A friend of mine who hadn’t listened BECKERMAN Meanwhile, someone decided to take
to a lot of rap music had tickets to see the it all one step further this spring and
FROM PAGE 12 musical “Hamilton,” so she downloaded a FROM PAGE 13 came up with yet another fashion combi-
soundtrack and the lyrics to the songs and nation.
make sense to o er the student the best read what was being sung as she heard the Not wanting to make too much of
method of doing that? Previewing is a songs for the rst time. at freed her up a big deal about this, I tried on a pair “I’m looking for a lightweight, button
critical step in learning new material. to pay attention to the actors, the sets, and without saying the name and discovered down jacket,” I said to another salesgirl
Cli ’s Notes, Spark Notes, watching a the storyline itself when she actually went that a legging by any other name is still at the same store where I didn’t get the
movie based on the story and going on- to the theater. When she left, remarking a legging and still did not look good jeggings.
line to learn about the book and its author to her friends that it was one of the best around my cankles.
are excellent strategies to use in order to productions she’d ever seen, she overheard “Oh we have some great shackets,” she
preview a book. others talking about how they had no real Curious as to how this all became a said. I gave her a blank stare.
idea about what they’d just seen. thing, I wondered if it actually began
Besides using Cli Notes and other with brunch. Someone came up with the “What’s a shacket,” I dared to ask.
sources to preview new material, these Truthfully, it troubles me that some idea of combining breakfast and lunch “It’s a combination of a shirt and a
resources also help students understand teachers give their students a book to read and it took, both in name and concept. jacket. It’s heavier than a shirt but lighter
many of the books they need to read. If over spring break. If your nephews were I’m actually okay with the word brunch, than a jacket.” She whipped an item o
all students could get A’s by picking up avid readers, they would probably have and think it is in nitely better than the the rack and held it up for me to inspect.
the book and reading it, more students loved to have spent their spring break alternative (lunchfast?). “Shacket!” she exclaimed triumphantly.
would get A’s. However, usually a small reading. e assignment would have been “Isn’t it great?”
number get A’s and the rest get B’s or C’s a welcome addition to their vacation. But then the dog people jumped on the “Yes,” I replied dully. “Fab-tastic.”
while others get D’s or fail. Why? Because But for other students, not so much. It’s bandwagon and instead of simply calling
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required books di cult for them. ey chance to relax and walk away from the all fancy and now we have oodles and a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/
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LIBRARY Have you ever wondered who your an- stand what is available to protect yourself, the rst day of class.
FROM PAGE 18
cestors were? Do you wonder if you have your family and keep you at home! Mehndi Body Art with Margie at the
family members you weren’t aware you • Understand the di erences between Somers Library - ursday, May 30 from
wrong with them!). We will be concen- had? Come to this workshop to discover Long-term Care Riders and Chronic Ill- 4:30-6 p.m. Did you know that henna
trating on history, biography, technology, your past and build your own family tree! ness riders body art (mehndi) has been practiced by
astronomy, computers and science. In the Topics covered will be: How to get started, • Learn how Consumer Protection many ancient cultures throughout millen-
future, members will choose the books to keep track and organize; Family stories Features on LTC Riders provide a higher nia? Or that Mehndi is a tradition that is
be read. For the May meeting, we will dis- and traditions; Charts and software pro- standard of policy protection transmitted between women to ensure love,
cuss e Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vow- grams; Collecting vital records; Online • Recognize that Long-term Care riders good fortune and protection? Come to this
ell. Cookies will be served. Space is limited resources (including library resources, An- pay all chronic illness claims, but Chronic hands on workshop, where you will create
to 15; please register on our online calendar cestry.com, etc.), census, probate records Illness riders may not pay all long-term your very own henna designs and everyone
at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717. and newspapers. Upcoming Presenta- care claims who wants one will go home with a spe-
Mondays Writers Workshop. Mon- tions: Beyond Beginner Genealogy June Registration required: Call (914) 232- cial henna design by Margie! e henna we
days, May 13, 20; June 3, 10, 17, 10:30 a.m. 15 from 11-12:30 p.m. 5717 or come to the Reference Desk. e will be using is all natural, made from nely
If there is a book in you, a memoir, a c- VoiceScapes Audio Theater. Saturday, library is handicapped accessible. sifted henna, lemon juice and essential oils.
tional recounting of a time in your life or May 11, 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Brace yourself for Summer Art at the Somers Library. With proper care a henna stain can last be-
an historical tome, there is no greater time the sonic experience of your life! VoiceS- Mondays, 5/13,20; 6/3, 10 & 17, 10:30 tween 2-3 weeks. is program is intended
to preserve your written words in a class capes Audio eater presents LIVE origi- a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can begin/continue for teens/tweens grades 6 and up. Space is
with other students who are exploring an nal audio dramas with a group of award- to explore painting with acrylics. is is a limited, please register on our online events
idea, a work in progress, or a chapter in winning audio actors, directors, sound fun, relaxed clas with inspirational back- calendar at www.somerslibrary.org or call
their life. Bring your ideas, pen and pa- engineers, writers, and producers, who met ground music to inspire your creativity! the library at 232-5717. IMPORTANT:
per (or laptop) so that within a few short and worked together each year in Missouri Instruction will include mixing colors and All Participants must have a signed per-
weeks you will have developed the strate- at the Hear Now Festivals. eir live per- additives and the application of paint with mission slip from their parent or guardian.
gies to become a lifelong writer. People of formance consists of a collection of unique di erent tools to achieve dramatic e ects. Margie Nugent is an accomplished body
all skill levels are welcome. Space is lim- and original short contemporary comedies Supply List: Charcoal pencil, Sketchpad artist and owner of Making Faces Parties
ited, so register early! and thought-provoking dramas. or paper, Brushes, Canvas or canvas board, who has dedicated her life to sharing the
TED TALK: Upcoming Topics are: Long-Term Care Riders vs Chronic Palette knife, Acrylic paints. Optional ex- art of Mehndi with the world-from large
June 6, Human Relations, Enhancing Per- Illness Rider - Understanding the Dif- tras: Sponges, Rollers, Folding easel, Fixa- body art conventions, to corporate and pri-
sonal and Professional Relationships. ferences: Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30-8:30 tive spray/hairspray. A $30.00 fee, payable vate clients. She is currently based in Mt.
Genealogy Workshop for Beginners. p.m. Now is the time to know and under- to the instructor Judika Lieberman, is due Kisco, New York.
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Somers High School honor roll
e following is from the Somers Gia Crecco, Giovanni Crecco, Bennett Leitner, Kevin Lewitt, Shea, Olivia Shea, Amelia Sara Chuang, Kelsey Collura,
Central School District: Jade Creegan, Lauren D’Agostino, Ethan Like, Liliana Lima, Brian Sheridan, Julianna Sirchia, Codi Creegan, Brooke Cronin,
9th grade students on Alexander Dahling, Benjamin De Luciano, Justin Luks, Christina Megan Spencer, Charles Stone, Kamryn Daly, Robert Davidson,
the High Honor Roll Feo, Devon DiMichele, Laura Hunter Sullivan, Gabriella Susca, Matthew DeBellis, Isabella Del
for the 3rd marking DiPalma, Daniel D’Ippolito, Lumia, Gabriella Mancini, Charlotte Swezey, Alisa Tierney, Vecchio, Juliana Del Vecchio,
period of the 2018-19 Emily Dodd, Derek Donnelly, Samantha Tremblay, Jacques Nicola DeMarinis, Noelle
Ellyn Drysdale, Kyra Durham, Anthony Mancuso, Lily Mandel- Verard, Lindsey Wagner, Brooke DeMarinis, Kaitlyn DeRosa,
Samantha Fabry, Nicole Fasone, Williams, Grace Wu, Eli Yates, Peyton DiSiena, Daniella Ejlli,
Taylor Faust, Ella Ferrauiola, Mueller, Ray Mandel-Mueller, Jaewon Yeo, Allison Zattola Ilana Epstein, Claudia Farina,
Nathan Marcus, Delia Martin,
Patrick Marzella, Michael
school year: Micceri, So a Milojevic,
10th grade studentsDeclan Foley, Julia Gambardella, Robert Moore III, Emma Anthony Ferrante, Brian Ferrara,
Edwin Florez, Catherine
Kim Gates, Stephanie Gillis, Grace Murphy, Emma Kate
on the High Honor RollAmato, John Amirmobasher, Ryan Grant, Danielle Grillo, O’Connor,
Martina Adornetto, Stephen Francesco Gio re, Ella Goldman, Murphy, Julianna Nicora, Megan Gardner, Gregory Gates, Robert
Gaudioso, Benjamin Germaine,
omas Oli ers, Kieran Gill, Kera Gillette,
for the 3rd markingDiana Antonecchia, Brandon Jack Guardino, Sara Guzman, Laurel Ouimette, Gabriella Parisi,
Armstrong, Savannah Baloy, Daniel Haigh, Margaret Hannan, Margaret Parsons, Alexander period of the 2018-19 Rebekah Goldstein, Marco
Viktoria Barbarakis, Braeden Jasmine Harris, Alicia Hawkins, Pedersen, Avery Piken, Kelly school year: Gonzalez Hauger, Brian Halper,
Barry, Nathan Bellio, Chloe Jesse Heller, Liam Higgins, Aine Quigley, Amanda Randazzo, Jordan Han, omas Hogan,
Berichi, Emily Bernhard, Hoekstra, Alexander Holmes, Antonio Randazzo, Skylher Aidan Horvath, Evan Hough,
Isabella Bocchino, Juliana Isabella Inzero, Brandon Reyes, Evan Rich, Victoria Danielle Acocella, Julianna Caroline Hurley, Katherine
Bockhaus, Casey Bolotin, Colin Iorizzo, Amanda Jen, Linda Righetti, Jake Riina, Julie Rios, Aiello, Melissa Amante, Antonio Jandrasits, Alexis Jones, Sabrina
Brooks, Hartin Bruncaj, Ashley Jiang, Matthew Kahn, Emma So a Rishel, Sebastian Robles, Azabache, Lily Baranowski, Justo, John Kaiser, Jaclyn
Cambareri, Carleigh Carbonaro, Kaseta, Sean Kennedy, Mariya Gabrielle Roman, Hannah Daniel Barry, Kelly Bowden, Klayman, Emily Kottmann,
Arianna Carchi, Leigha Carnow, Kirichenko, Grace Kisslinger, Roth, Jaden Rothschild, Lisa James Burkart, Alexander Cabo, Jacob Krauss, Matthew
Nicole Cassara, Sabrina Cheung, Avery Kossow, Genevieve Krantz, Rothschild, Gianna Rotunno, Julia Caico, Hayley Calloway, Kushner, Abigail Lopatka,
Nicholas Cirillo, Robert Conti, Ethan Krauss, Alexandra Krebs, Zoe Rubin, Noah Saks, Hudson Giuliana Casale, Garrett Cassin, SEE HONOR ROLL PAGE 23
Natalia Corcione, Ava Crecco, Juliet LaBella, Tierney Lavin, Schantz, Archit Shankar, Laura Katie Ceraldi, Sage Cheung,
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HONOR ROLL Hannah Brownstein, Jennifer Sitaras, Sabrina Somoza, Healy, Jessica Healy, Jared Heller, Lyndsey Tooma, Jason Tulchin,
FROM PAGE 22
Campbell, Lauren Canavan, Zachary Soto, Grazia Stellato, Michael Herbert, Liam Hickey, Gabriella Vaccarelli, James
Greta Candreva, Maximus Erik Swee, Victoria Szpynda, Claire Hintze, Conor Jaykus, Wagner, Christopher Ward-
Emma Lusthaus, Avni Caron, Kyle Chouinard, Adrianna Tagayun, Christopher Emma Jones, Rachel Joseph, Willis, Scott Wienecke, Lillian
Madhwesh, Nieve Mahood, Erin Clark, Juliana Clement, Totoro, Nathaniel Townsend, Kristian Kallesten, Emma Williams, Jalen Wilson, Deirdre
Aimee Maoriello, Kayli Riley Comparetto, Vincenzo Athena Traver, Rosa Vaccarelli, Kittredge, Mia Klayman, Kellie Winston, Piotr Wrzask
McMorrow, Shae Meichner, Costanzo, Ethan Cukaj, omas Alec Varma, Laura Varunok, Kottmann, Gabriela Kowalczyk,
9th grade studentsAshley Moon, Sarah Morea, DalCeredo, Isabella De Feo, Katherine Velardo, Dominic Erik Krantz, Katrina Kurtz,
Julia Morvillo, Ciara Murphy, Daniel Della Vecchia, John Veltri, Julia Vitale, Brooke Brandon LaSpina, William on the Honor Roll
Abigail O’Reilly, Juliet Parillo, Djonovic, Nicholas D’Souza, Vogel, Ryan Vogel, Ciaran Lerner, Allison Lever, Caroline for the 3rd marking
Nadia Pennella, Victoria Alessandra Falciglia, Cassandra Watt, Marc Weisbrot, Connor Levine, Kevin Li, Gabriello Lima,
Randazzo, Alyssa Rannekleiv, Falcone, Ashley Foley, Emily Westerman, Riley Westerman, Madeleine Lopane, Claudia period of the 2018-19
Angelina Realbuto, Sean Foltin, Riley French, Nicholas Nicholas Wines, Fiona Youngs Luna Velasquez, Makena Lurie, school year:
Reichbach, Robert Repp, Shane Friscia, Nicole Garrity, omas Hannah Lustig, Brianna Lux,
Repp, Dylan Ritchie, Samuel Garrity, Ashli Ginquitti, Diego 12th grade students Liam Mahood, Lauren Maloney,
Rivilis, Bailey Ross, Michael Giron, Jose Giron, Faith Gold, Erica Marschke, Kiley Matschke, Julio Abzun, Ryan Allen,
on the High Honor RollRourke, Natalia Rukaj, Caroline Ethan Goldberg, Sun Graham, Gabriella Mazzotta, Timothy Dario Avila, Katherine
for the 3rd markingRussell, Remi Saad, Dayanara Eleanor Greenbaum, Joseph
McCormack, Liam McDonald, Barbarakis, Elizabeth Bateman,
Salinas, Addie Santaniello, Nora Grippo, Crystal Hammond, John period of the 2018-19 Michael McGaughey, James Casey Berger, Christina
Searles, Nitin Seshadri, Taylor Hannan, Emily Heese, Katie school year:
Setterstrom, Elizabeth Spatola, Hill, Charlie Hopper, Maeve McHugh, Eve McTernan, Bevilacqua, Alicia Bobadilla,
Keylan Mendez-Areas, Anne Joseph Burgio, John Cambareri,
omas Spencer, Elle Svoboda, Janecka, Sydney Kahn, Kayleigh Misoki, John Mollaghan, Luke Michael Carlson, Chloe Carroll,
Oscar Szutkowski, Derek Tan, Kenny, Savannah Kerins, Christina Abrenica, Adelina Morello, Karly Moscarello, Guliana Claro, Ethan Cohen,
Matthew Tetro, Naoko Todo, Christopher Klang, Samantha Ademaj, Michael Altieri, Rosalie Murphy, Raghav Nathan, Makenna Comparetto, Michael
So a Toledo, Joseph Torre, Klee, Julia Lancia, Lily Laredo, Hannah Angelini, Anna Dominique Nikac, Alexa Norton, DiFilippo, Henry Ellison, Dylan
Daniel Turner, Lily U er, Justin Andrew Lasher, Alexandra Arbelaez, Ashley Arcidiacono, Siwen O’Brien, Linnea Olli, Faller, Nicholas Ferraro, Tristen
Vassallo, Luc Verard, Isabella Le , Emanuele Leggio, Lauren Andrew Ash eld, Emily Victoria Pagliaro, Jenna Panaro, Gallardo, Joseph Giorgio, Eliana
Viscovich, Evan Volkman, Emily LoParrino, Alexander Lulgjuraj, Azimi, Sabrina Balfe, Jonathan Cassandra Paone, Brooke Hausman, Maxwell Hechler,
Vukaj, Lawrence Weinberg, Ryan Lurye, Robert Lusthaus, Barakat, Rebecca Barakat, Sam Pender, Madisen Pickel, Chloe Aedan Hopper, Eric Huang,
Cole Willman, Bridget Yozzo, Ariel Markowski, Christina Bellio, Mackenzi Berner, Aiden Pittman, Daniela Priore, Natalie Chloe Imhof, Gavin Iorizzo,
Cole Zampaglione Marra, Robin Masterson, Jordan Bierman, Patrick Bridgham, Quigley, Joseph Reale, Jonathan Erica Joseph, Brunon Kaminski,
11th grade students May, Evan Mazzola, Kenneth Alexa Burns, Gri n Carpiniello, Riina, Jordan Rinaldi, Alexis Matthew Kapica, Owen Kerins,
McGrane, Natalie McMaster, Alexa Casciano, Lauren Chan, Ruiz, Isabella Rukaj, Noah Maria Klimentova, Luke Krantz,
Hannah Mendelson, Rebecca Taran Chana, Anna Cli , Dillon Sanz, Jessica Schreer, Trevor Amy Lasher, Samantha Mack,
on the High Honor Roll Menna, Amanda Micceri, Coneco , Samantha Curnyn, Spadafora, Colleen Spencer, Conor McCooey, Rachael
for the 3rd marking Michael Michaud, Jonathan Olivia D’Agnese, Logan D’Anna, John Squitieri, Emily Stone, Menna, Aaron Miller, Isabelle
period of the 2018-19 Mier, Samara Miller, Giovanna Isabella DeChico, Maximus Christopher Sullivan, Margaret Monachelli, Karen Morales,
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HONOR ROLL Mark Khorram, Christian Kirchmann, Huber, Bruno Imhof, Ma’Tease Jones, Sarah DiRubbo, Shania Enamorado,
Ella Kittredge, Hayden Klein, Jackson Clare Keane, Peter Kim, Rocco Latella, Michael Fanelli, Lucas Fecci, Michael
FROM PAGE 23 Kossow, Gina Latella, Derek Marques, Janelle Lewis, Samantha Lobasso, Jessica Fedele, Demitri Ferro, Arielle Frattura,
Ava Minisolo, Nikola Mladenovic, Olivia Lucadamo, George Lucciola, Diana Alexandra Frey, Gregory Fusco, Diego
Sean Moran, Jake Nolan, Nicolas Morett, Anastasia Murphy, Caitlin Luzon, Peter MacNeil, Brian Marcus, Gonzalez Hauger, Kevin Graber, Aliza
Pedersen, Charlotte Potter, Alessia Norbutt, Nicholas Panaro, Taylor Penzo, Alexandra Marr, Kaitlyn McCartin, Hackmyer, Nicole Iervolino, Joseph
Scully, Jack Silverman, Mallory Soden, Dahlia Pepe, Hannah Recine, Sierra Macario Mejia, Julian Morales, Casey Iorizzo, Daniel Jean, Abriana Johnson,
William Soto, Emily Stavola, Briana Roberti, Devani Roberts, David Ron, Palmieri, Lia Palumbo, Nicholas Pappas, Luke Khorram, Finnian Killeen, James
Vitale, Joshua Zallo Julie Rosenberg, Nathan Rosenzweig, Marianna Petroni, Sebastian Riccobono, LaRocca, Steven Lawrence, Margaret
Jamie Setterstrom, Brien Suchanek, Gia Adam Ritzcovan, Rachel Ross, Olivia Longworth, Nicholas Maestri, Alexander
10th grade students on Sylvester, Giovanni Torres, Alexa Vanga, Rossetti, Nicholas Rossi, John Sammel, Maher, Justin McLarnon, Hannah
the Honor Roll for the 3rd George Schmitt, Nathaniel Schwartz, Meshil, Clare Murphy, Michael Nyikos,
omas Vecciarelli, Aiden Walsh Phurdoma Sherpa, John Sibilia, Tanner Conor O’Donoghue, Christopher
marking period of the Siciliano, William Siebert, Cosmo Orzech, Alexandra Pittman, Michael
2018-19 school year: 11th grade students on Signorile, Christopher Smajlaj, Caitlyn Reginella, Samantha Reyes, Joshua
the Honor Roll for the 3rd Van Tassell, Lindsey Velzy, Julia Vickers, Rosaspina, Zachary Rubin, Yasmeen
Ilaria Adornetto, Luke Angelini, Jessica Westho , Kathleen White, Jack Salha, Faith Sarfaty, Kristen Schrecke,
Christopher Aquilino, Ailbhe Brady, marking period of the Williams, Emily Wray Rowan Simpson, Matthew Soden,
Carson Brunco, Ashley Callaci, Santina 2018-19 school year: Caitlin Spor, Tyler Steinfeld, David
Chiazzese, Jett Colella, Olivia Corcione, 12th grade students on Stoner, Jordan Streisfeld, Mercedesz
Zachary Coughlin, Daniel Curran, Stephanie Abramson, Benjamin Adler, the Honor Roll for the 3rd Stumpf, Gustav Talleur, Valentina
Anne DiRago, Christina Downes, Alexis Atkinson, Angelique-Marie Tillmann, Jenna Vaccarelli, Brooke
Patrick Eames, Noah Elconin, Benjamin Baptiste, Katelyn Batson, Cole Berger, marking period of the Wagner, Noah Watanabe, Charles
Ericson, Frederick Faustini, Joseph Gaia Bernardini, Valerie Bevilacqua, 2018-19 school year: Weissman, Robert Zaiser, Katy Zottoli
Fazio, Timothy Fonde, Mitos Galeano, Maxwell Bolotin, Mayra Cabrera, Holly
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National Honor Society inductees
e following information was provided Recine, Hannah Brady, Ailbhe Grieger, Kaylie Pefanis, Gianna
by the Somers Central School District: Santaniello, Addie Cabo, Alexander Guerrido, Alliyah Pennella, Nadia
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Paul J Green
Green, Paul J, 58,
of Somers, New York,
formerly of White
Plains and Millwood,
passed away Saturday,
April 27, quietly at
home, after battling a
Paul was born on
July 7, 1960, to Phil-
lip and Phyllis (Styles)
Green. For the past 20
years he was employed
by the Amawalk She-
norock Water District
as a water treatment Paul Green
operator. He was an PHOTO: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL
active member of a number of Commissioner. He was on the A funeral procession for Paul Green was held on May 5. in Wantagh. She loved birds,
loved to crochet and especially
organizations, which represent Westchester County Hazard- loved tending her owers - of-
ten exhibited at ower shows.
a rich life full of a desire to help ous Materials and Technical ing and dedicated member of She was 91 years old. She had a gregarious personal-
ity, had many friends, and was
others. Paul was an EMT with Rescue Team, and he was a Ma- the Somers community who Born on August 22, 1927, known as a grandmother to all.
Ossining Volunteer Ambulance son. As a Chief Warrant O cer was taken from us too soon. In in the Bronx, the daughter of Anita is not only survived
by her loving children; Karl
Corps when he met his wife, with the 244th Medical Unit of lieu of owers, memorial con- Rudolf and Gertrude (Goohs) Fahs, of Carmel, Lynn Miller
of Somers, NY, Dorothy Lucy
then a nurse at Phelps Me- the New York Guard, he served tributions can be made to e Stein, Anita graduated from of Clintondale, and Lora Fahs
Kuritzky of LaGrangeville, but
morial Hospital. During that at Camp Smith on Operation Wounded Warrior Project, PO Jamaica High School. She mar- also by 11 grandchildren and 16
time, he was a member of the Maria, providing material assis- Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas ried the love of her life Otto
Millwood Fire Department. In tance after the hurricane. 66675-8517 and together they raised 4 chil-
1995, he became a NYS Li- Paul is the loved husband Anita M. Fahs dren and several foster children.
Otto predeceased his wife in
censed Practical Nurse. of wife Leslie and loving fa-
After their wedding, the fam- ther to Molly Wright. He is 1985.
ily moved to Somers and Paul also survived by his two broth- Anita M. Fahs, of Brewster, Together, Anita and Otto
joined the Somers Fire Depart- ers, his sister, many nieces and formerly of Somers, died peace- owned German delicatessens
ment, in which he served many nephews, and a loving mother- fully at Putnam Ridge Nursing in the Long Island area; the
roles, from Dive Lieutenant to in-law. Paul was an outstand- Home on Monday April 29. nal one being Otto’s Deli
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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT Sports
Senior ace uses location,
velocity to dominate
Logan Carriero Logan Carriero
FILE PHOTO/ ROB DIANTONIO
Somers senior Logan Carriero is the pitcher? have you learned from them? Who is your favorite mom’s wallet.
ace of the Tuskers’ pitching sta and My strengths as a pitcher are One of my best friends and professional athlete and pro or
also plays third base. He is committed college sports team? Best place to eat in Somers?
to play baseball at Oneonta. to locate with velocity and also longtime teammate, Anthony Route 100 Market, because
locate my o speed. I watch a lot of O’Donnell. He’s taught me so My favorite pro athlete is Ken there is a deli with great food and a
BY ROB DIANTONIO baseball and watching how those many things as a ball player and Gri ey Jr. and I am a die-hard Red huge variety.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER pro guys pitch has taught me to he’s pushed me. Without him, I Sox fan.
learn how to approach hitters. wouldn’t be where I am today Facebook,Twitter, Snapchat or
How old were you when you If you could have one Instagram? Why?
started playing baseball and how As a senior on the team, how What is your favorite music to superpower, what would it be and
did you get started? much do you value being a leader? listen to warming up for a game? why? Snapchat, because it’s the easiest
to communicate with my friends
I started playing baseball when I value being a leader because I usually listen to laid-back It would be to read people’s and to see what they’re up to.
I was around 4 years old and I got when I was a sophomore in varsity music like country or some Post minds so that when I ask a
started playing because when I was I knew how much the older guys Malone to get in the zone. question on a test I always get the What would you tell a younger
just messing around with my dad meant to me and seeing how much right answer. athete growing up in Somers
in New Rochelle I used to hit the P.J. (Rossetti), Jackson (Kossow) Tell us one thing about yourself about the experience of being part
ball onto the train tracks by my and Jack (Kaiser) have grown as that not a lot of people know? If you could pick one place to of the baseball program and why
house, so my mom signed me up. players and knowing that I helped visit on vacation that you’ve never should they go out for the team?
I’ve loved it ever since. them with that means a lot. Something that not a lot of been to, where would you go and
people know about me is that I why? One of the main reasons I
How high are the team’s What is your favorite team have an older brother with two moved to Somers from New
expectations/goals this season? activity, pregame or postgame kids and I’m an uncle. I want to visit the Dominican Rochelle is because I wanted to
ritual that you shared with your Republic because I always hear play competitive baseball and
Our expectations for ourselves teammates? Will you continue to play how beautiful it is and there are a ever since day one with all of my
are pretty high. We have a lot of baseball in college? If so, where lot of good baseball players from friends from Somers it’s always
talent and even more potential. Our favorite pregame activity are you going and why did you there. been competitive and it’s been a lot
Our goals are the same as I’m sure is when we pull up to another pick that school? of fun. Coach (Joe) Wooten and
every team in the area and that’s to team’s eld on the bus we play “I’m What is your favorite food to Coach (Mike) Watson run a great
win the Section. We have been o Shipping Up to Boston”and it gets I will be continuing my baseball eat before or after a game? baseball program and they have a
to a slow start but we are starting everyone pumped for the game. and academic career at Oneonta history of winning, but they also
to come together and look very Our favorite postgame activity is to State. I chose Oneonta because Before games I usually keep know how to have fun while doing
good for games to come. go out to eat as a team after a win. when i went for my overnight it it small with a cup of pineapple, so. If you want to play competitive
felt like home to me. All of the banana and a protein bar. baseball and have fun that’s perfect
What are your strengths as a Who has been your biggest role guys were really chill and so was After games is a di erent meal for you.
model over the years and what the coaching sta . depending on where we go as a
team but I’m usually breaking my
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boys and girls titles
Team thrives at 43rd Joe Wynne Somers
Lions Club Invitational
BY ROB DIANTONIO
Every year, the Somers track and eld team Ryan Allen Ashley Moon PHOTO: ROB DIANTONIO
gets amped to host the Joe Wynne Somers Grace
Lions Club Invitational. And in its 43rd year, Jordan Han runs in the 200-meter
Somers made Wynne proud yet again. Wu dash.
Both the girls (166 points) and boys (102 Bierman PHOTO: ROB DIANTONIO
points) teams placed rst in Class B on May
3 and 4. e girls won by a wide margin of 70 Christina Abrenica competes in the
points over second place John Jay-Cross River. triple jump.
“ e Joe Wynne Somers Lions Club Invite is
always a highlight of our season,” Somers girls
coach John Vegliante said. “It brings us all to-
gether and is a special two days for our track
family. For the boys and girls teams to win the
Class B championship is icing on the cake!”
Ashley Moon was rst in Class B in the
100-meter dash in 12.67 seconds and third
overall. Sabrina Somoza took second in B in
the 400-meter dash (1:02.81).
Katherine Velardo won the hammer throw
with a heave of 92-07. Christina Luciano won
the shot put (31-09). Alexa Burns was second in
the javelin (86-09) with Luciano taking third.
Jordan Han won the 1,500-meter race walk in
9:11.59. Avni Madhwesh was third.
“With four throwing events at our meet, our
throws crew was able to do real damage,” Veg-
liante said. “We were also able to score big in
race walk with a young group that all returns
Clare Keane secured rst place in the high
jump (4-08). Emily Heese soared to second in
the pole vault (9-06).
Grace Wu took fourth in the pentathlon. Ella
Lansky was fth in the 400 hurdles. Christina
Abrenica placed fth in the triple jump.
e 1,600 sprint medley relay was second
with a time of 4:20.93. Lansky, Somoza, Moon
and Nieve Mahood comprised the team. Relays
that also placed second were the 3x100-meter
shuttle hurdle relay (55.75, Alexa Burns, So-
moza, Abrenica), 4x400-meter relay (4:51.51,
Mercedesz Stumpf, Ciara Murphy, Nadia Pen-
nella, Eve McTiernan) and 4x1,600-meter relay
(24:45.06, Lucy Cli , Ali Marr, Maeve Janecka,
So a Milojevic).
Somoza was a standout on the day in Veg-
“She was everywhere showing her range as an
athlete,” Vegliante said. “She was in our hurdle
relay, long jump, the sprint medley relay and
ran the open 400. She scored in all four events.
She’s an incredibly hard-working girl and it’s
nice to see that hard work paying o .”
For the boys team, Michael Altieri won the
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FROM PAGE 30
pole vault with a 13-06. Patrick Burns
Eames won the pentathlon with
Michael Herbert taking second. Tommy Ryan Allen
Spencer and Alex
“In this meet we always try to fo- Holmes
cus on making it a great experience
for all the teams that come and the Michael Herbert
fans,” Somers boys coach Mike Tatianna Bartnett
Sokolofsky said. “ e coaches, our takes the baton
booster club, our administration, from Eva Mendl-
the maintenance and custodial sta , Johnson
our athletes, and the Lions Club
all did an amazing job helping us
pull o this successful invitational.
I would like to speci cally thank
the family of Joe Wynne for com-
ing to support our program. is is
the 43rd year and they have been
strong supporters at all of them. It’s
a way to remember Joe Wynne and
the amazing person he was.”
Somers thrived in the throw-
ing events again. James McHugh
claimed the hammer throw title
with a big heave of 115-01. He was
also second in the shot put (39-0).
J.T. Ri el was rst in the discus
(107-04). Josh Tetro took fourth in
Luke Phelan took fth in the
400 hurdles. Matt Reimann was
fth in the 3,200 meters. Peter
MacNeil placed eighth in the 800
meters. Justin Wright was sec-
ond in the freshman-sophomore
“I am proud of our athletes and
how they performed,” Sokolofsky
said. “Winning Class B champions
at this meet will help propel us into
going for our fourth League cham-
pionship in a row.”
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VARSITY SPORTS ROUNDUP
Carriero shuts down Yorktown, Tuskers fall to Greeley
Tuskers bounce back with two wins in girls lax; boys lax tops Brewster, Ossining
BY ROB DIANTONIO
Somers’ Logan Carriero
pitched 6.1 innings while
scattering ve hits and allowing
just one earned run in a 4-1 win
over host Yorktown on May 6.
He struck out eight and walked
P.J. Rossetti (2 RBIs), omas
Parisi (2-4, run) and Liam Kaseta
(2-4, triple, RBI) led the o ense.
e Tuskers fell to visiting
Horace Greeley 6-4 on May
1. Anthony O’Donnell (2-4,
run) and Jordan Streisfeld (2-4)
contributed o ensively.
Girls Lacrosse Thomas Parisi
Greeley of a
BREWSTER 16 home run.
Somers’ girls lacrosse team fell
to host Brewster 16-10 on April
Emma (4 goals) and Ella with four goals and three assists. Jordan Streisfeld steals second.
Kittredge (3 goals) paced the Ella Kittredge tallied two goals
Tusker attack. Noelle DeMarinis, and two assists. Lilly Szczesniuk,
Haley Dineen (1A) and Megan Caitlin Spor and Haley Dineen Fabry added two goals. Sarah BREWSTER 2 Brandon LaSpina each netted
Dineen (1A) added a goal each. (1A) added a goal apiece. Parisi
Gabriella Parisi had an assist. passed for three assists. Morea made nine saves. It was over early when Somers’ three goals. Nick Rossi and T.J.
Nicole Cassara made six saves. Boys Lacrosse boys lacrosse team went on the Deagan had two goals and three
SOMERS 17 road to defeat Brewster 12-2 on assists apiece. Conor Jaykus
SOMERS 19 GREELEY 12 April 30. SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 34
HARRISON 7 e Tuskers made it two in a SOMERS 12 Lorenzo Sessa (1A) and
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Kaseta makes her move
FROM PAGE 33 makes behind the net.
a run for Haley Dineen
scored a goal and won 13 out of 14 third. makes her
face-o s.T.J. Oli ers added a goal. Georgia move around
Bambach the goalie to
omas Gall made ve saves. wins a score a goal.
SOMERS 14 and runs it
OSSINING 5 up ﬁeld.
It was senior night and the
Tuskers honored the seniors with
a 14-5 win over visiting Ossining
on May 2.
Chris Naldini, a senior, tallied
his rst career hat trick. LaSpina
(2G, 2A), Rossi (2G, 1A), Jaykus
(2G, 13 for 13 face-o s), Oli ers
(2G), Charlie Balancia (1G, 1A),
Chris Sullivan (1G), Zach Nyikos
(1G), Deagan (4A) and Gall (3
saves) rounded out the production.
Somers fell to host Greenwich
(Connecticut) 15-10 on May 6.
Deagan (2G, 1A), LaSpina (2G),
Sessa (2G), Rossi (1G, 1A), Bal-
ancia (1G, 1A), Nyikos (1G),
Oli ers (1G) and Gall (5 saves)
HEN HUD 11
In softball, the Tuskers dropped
two tough games to quality oppo-
nents in Hendrick Hudson (11-5,
April 29) and Yorktown (6-3, May
1) to begin the week.
JOHN JAY CR 4
Somers responded by cruising
to an 11-4 win over host John Jay-
Cross River on May 3.
Tori Pagliaro went 2-3 with a
home run,triple and an RBI.Karly
Moscarello (double), Hannah Re-
cine (3-4), Juliana Bockhaus (2 -4)
and Sarah Murphy (2-3, double)
each drove in two runs.
e Tuskers fell to host Harri-
son 7-5 on May 6. Recine led the
o ense, going 2-3 with a home
run and three RBIs. Moscarello
(3-4, double, RBI), Jazmyn Colon
(RBI) and Murphy (2-3, double)
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by e-mail to [email protected] on the run.
halstonmedia.com. All youth
sports and recreational sports PHOTOS: DEENA BELL
items should also be submitted
to the same e-mail address by
the Thursday before the next
Thursday, May 9, 2019 SPORTS The Somers Record – Page 35
Dennis DiSanto surprised with retirement party
BY RICH MONETTI Dennis the 1977 Section 1 champ was excited to Dennis DiSanto
CONTRIBUTING WRITER DiSanto continue the tradition, and he’s proud to and his wife,
takes the have helped deliver.
After 37 years as wrestling coach at mic, Vicki, approach
Somers and Mahopac, Dennis DiSanto “We consistently put up sectional the party.
has taken his nal fall. Family, friends and said the 1973 Somers grad. champs,”said Ronnie DiSanto.
former wrestlers gathered together last It also helps when the coach’s skills aren’t PHOTOS: RICH
week at Reis Park to raise his hand one eir sisters, Lisa Chanowski and Jo- MONETTI
con ned to the mat. Ann Ranalli, understand what makes their
nal time. Also retiring from his post as “He’s an educator. A lot of the skills you brother a good coach. Making sure the kids know that wrestling
a guidance counselor at Mahopac High isn’t the most important thing helps.
School, DiSanto was surprised with the learn as a teacher applies to coaching,” said “Dennis’ compassion really made an
party. John Urgola who wrestled for Somers, and impact and he cared about each and every “Staying calm around such an intense
spent 40 years teaching at North Salem. wrestler,”said Ranalli. sport where kids get really nervous, helps a
“I’m all speeched out,” said DiSanto, wrestler focus,”said Ronnie DiSanto Jr.,who
a 1974 Somers graduate who in January DiSanto’s wrestlers said he was well- DiSanto said his coaching style di ers currently coaches the Somers team.
made Section 1 history by earning his suited for the coaching job. from other coaches in that he really tries
422nd career victory. “ e fact that you’re to understand and relate to his players on a So, as his uncle readies his shing rod,
all here means so much to me.” “[He taught] respect, self-reliance and a personal level. Ronnie DiSanto, who shares a name with
dedication to a craft that now shows itself in his father, takes pride in bringing home the
A crowd of about 100 gathered to all the successes that he has had a hand in,” haul for all the members of the DiSanto
celebrate DiSanto’s many victories and said Urgola who was JV wrestling coach at family.
Section championships. Somers from 1978-82.
“Watching my uncle all these years
“It’s the relationships you develop with Still, none of that was guaranteed when and how much wrestling means to him,
the kids,”DiSanto said. DiSanto and his brother Ronnie took the it’s special to continue the tradition,” he
reins in 1982. ey also had a lot to live up to. concluded.
Chris Gross, DiSanto’s former pupil and
the current videographer for the Somers “Coach Gnida built a dynasty in the
wrestling team, spoke warmly of DiSanto. 1970s,”said Ronnie DiSanto.
“I entered into a family when I joined e pressure was clearly evident. But
the wrestling team,” said the 2008 Somers
Describing DiSanto as a “second father,”
Gross said that DiSanto seldom got angry
about a loss.
“After a loss to rival, the next practice was
always the same,” said Gross. “We knew we
lost so the entire team would go extra hard.”
Vic DiSanto and his brothers had a
di erent expectation if the team didn’t
measure up in the early ’70s. But the
takeaway still applies.
“I think wrestling teaches kids to
emotionally and physically push boundaries,”
PHOTO COURTESY OF RENEE ZAMPAGLIONE
A Yorktown player looks forlorn as Somers celebrates.
JV lacrosse squeaks out
win over Yorktown
Somers JV lacrosse beat out Yorktown on Saturday, April 27,
with a score of 10-9.
The following players scored goals:
Cole Zampaglione had 3 goals; Danny Curran had 1 goal; Henry Ellison
had 4 goals; Nate Rosenzweig had 2 goals.
Hunter Sullivan was the goalie and the whole team pulled off the win with
the help of coaches and John and Nick DeVito.
Page 36 – The Somers Record LEISURE Thursday, May 9, 2019
CLUES ACROSS 46. New England college (abbr.) 17. Having sufﬁcient skill
1. Half-conscious states 47. The woman 18. Where golfers start
8. Strange 48. Belgian province 22. No charge
13. Deep regret 49. Danish krone 25. Print errors
14. Rogue 50. Excessive dose (abbr.) 27. Where rafters ply their trade
15. Took without permission 51. In great shape 28. Paintings of holy ﬁgures
19. An alternative 55. 7th month of Islamic calendar 29. CNN host Lisa
20. Performer __-Lo 57. Shaped 30. Gives whippings
21. Partner to ﬂowed 58. Icelandic poems 32. Type of tie
22. Best day of the week (abbr.) 59. Swollen area within tissue 34. Unbroken view
23. Body part CLUES DOWN 35. Blemish
24. Famed river 1. Small amounts 36. National capital
25. Lake __, one of the Great 2. Duplicate 37. “Captain Marvel” actress Larson
26. Make free from bacteria 3. Current unit 38. Tenth pair of cranial nerves
30. People native to Canada 4. Neither 40. Arizona native peoples
31. Japanese seaport 5. Chromium(II) oxide 41. Confuse
32. Least clothed 6. Second sight 42. Body parts
33. Horse of small breed 7. The absence of mental stress or 43. Plays a fast guitar
34. Italian doctor and poet anxiety 45. Tub
35. Moving away from land 8. Supplemented with difﬁculty 48. Pen parts
38. One who parks cars 9. Not the beginning 51. Supervises ﬂying
39. Some are front and some are 10. Dorm employee 52. Cars come with one
back 11. Hard, white substances 53. Some are fake
40. Views 12. Scariest 54. Calendar month
44. Ancient Greek shield (alt. sp.) 16. Spanish island 56. American whiskey (abbr.)
45. Spanish seaport
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Thursday, May 9, 2019 LEGAL NOTICES The Somers Record – Page 37
LLC FORMATION NOTICE Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 7:00 to pay a portion thereof, and that registration of voters, having as provided by Section 1716
Notice of Formation of Bee pm, in the Somers Middle the remaining $7,566,295, or so designated quali ed voters to of the Education Law, may be
Smooth LLC. Art. Of Org. led School, located at 250 Route 202, much thereof as may be necessary, constitute a board of registration obtained by any resident in the
with SSNY on 3/29/2019. O ce Somers, New York. e purpose shall be raised by the levy of a tax for the district, such board of District, at any of the schools
Location: Westchester County. of said hearing will be for the upon the taxable property of said registration will meet to prepare referenced below, between the
SSNY designated as agent of the discussion on the expenditure of School District and collected in the register of voters for such hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm
LLC upon whom process against funds and the budgeting thereof annual installments as provided annual meeting and election, beginning Tuesday, May 7, 2019,
it may be served. SSNY shall mail for the 2019-2020 school year. by Section 416 of the Education in the district o ce conference except weekends. Annexed to
process to: 11 Laurie Lane, South A detailed statement in writing Law; and, in anticipation of such room of the Somers Central the proposed budget will be an
Salem, NY 10590. Purpose: any of the estimated amount of tax, obligations of said School School District at 250 Route 202, Exemption Report showing how
lawful purpose. money which will be required District shall be issued. Somers, New York, between the much of the total assessed value
LLC FORMATION NOTICE for the ensuing year for school If necessary, due to space hours of 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm on the nal assessment roll(s)
purposes, specifying the several constraints on the voting on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, used in the budgetary process
A & F General Construction purposes and the amount of machines, said proposition may and any person shall be entitled is exempt from taxation. e
LLC, Arts of Org. led with each as provided by Section be presented in substantially the to have his/her name placed detailed statement of estimated
Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 1716 of the Education Law will following abbreviated form: upon such register, provided, that expenditures will also be available
2/28/2019. Cty: Westchester. be available beginning Tuesday, Shall the following resolution at such meeting of the board of at the budget hearing to be held
SSNY desig. as agent upon May 7, 2019, except weekends, at be adopted, to wit: registration, he/she is known on May 14, 2019; and on May
whom process against may be the Business O ce at 240 Route RESOLVED, that the Somers or proven to the satisfaction of 21, 2019, the date set for the
served & shall mail process to 202, Somers, New York, or at Central School District is hereby such board of registration, to annual meeting and election, at
Arjan Kola, 178 Emerson Ave., the Principal’s O ce of each of authorized to construct additions be then or thereafter entitled to the Business O ce at 240 Route
Hartsdale, NY 10530. General the following school buildings to and reconstruct various School vote at the annual meeting and 202, Somers, New York, or at
Purpose. of the Somers Central School District buildings and facilities, election for which such register is the Principal’s O ce of each of
NOTICE CONCERNING District: Primrose Elementary including, in particular, safety prepared. the following school buildings
THE EXAMINATION OF School, Route 139, Lincolndale, and security elements, as well as 3. e board of registration will of the Somers Central School
ASSESSMENT INVENTORY New York; Somers Intermediate site and incidental improvements District: Primrose Elementary
School, 240 Route 202, Somers, and expenses, at a maximum also meet during the foregoing School, Route 139, Lincolndale,
annual meeting and election in
& VALUATION DATA New York; Somers Middle estimated cost of $10,745,000, to the gymnasium of the Somers New York; Somers Intermediate
School, 250 Route 202, Somers, use $3,178,705 of capital reserve Middle School, Route 202, School, 240 Route 202, Somers,
Pursuant to §501 of the Real New York; Somers High School, fund monies therefor, and that Somers, New York, on Tuesday, New York; Somers Middle
Property Tax Law: Route 139, Lincolndale, New $7,566,295, or so much thereof May 21, 2019, between the hours School, 250 Route 202, Somers,
NOTICE IS HEREBY York. Annexed to the proposed as may be necessary shall be of 7:00 am and 9:00 pm for the New York; Somers High School,
GIVEN THAT budget will be an Exemption raised by the levy of a tax upon purpose of preparing a register Route 139, Lincolndale, New
ASSESSMENT INVENTORY Report showing how much of the taxable property of said for meetings and elections held York.
AND VALUATION DATA the total assessed value on the District and collected in annual subsequent to such annual 6. Applications for absentee
IS AVAILABLE FOR nal assessment roll(s) used in installments; and, in anticipation meeting and election. ballots for the election of three
EXAMINATION AND the budgetary process is exempt of such tax, obligations of said 4. e registers prepared members of the Board of
REVIEW. from taxation. A meeting of the District shall be issued. pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education, for voting on the
THIS DATA IS THE Board of Education will also 3. e election of three Education Law will be led in annual school district budget, and
INFORMATION THAT take place on Tuesday, May 14, members of the Board of the O ce of the Clerk of this for voting on the construction
WILL BE USED TO 2019, beginning at 7:00 pm to Education, each for a three-year District and will there be open bond and any propositions, if any,
ESTABLISH THE transact such other business as term, expiring June 30, 2022, to for inspection by any quali ed in accordance with the provisions
ASSEESSMENT OF may lawfully come before such ll the o ces last occupied by voter of the District on each of of Education Law, Section 2019-
EACH PARCEL WHICH meeting. Donna Rosenblum, Ifay Chang the ve days prior to the date a, may be applied for at the O ce
WILL APPEAR ON THE and Joseph Marra. set for the annual meeting and of the Clerk of the District at
TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY election, except Saturday and Somers Middle School, 250
ROLL OF THE TOWN OF GIVEN THAT: NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY Sunday, between the hours of Route 202, Somers, New York.
SOMERS WHICH WILL BE An annual meeting will be GIVEN THAT: 8:30 am and 3:30 pm, and on the A list of all persons to whom
FILED ON JUNE 1, 2019. held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 1. Petitions nominating date set for the annual meeting absentee ballots shall have been
THE INFORMATION between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm, candidates for the o ces shall be and election. issued will be available in the said
MAY BE REVIEWED, BY in the gymnasium of the Somers in accordance with Section 2019 5. A copy of the detailed O ce of the Clerk of the District
APPOINTMENT, IN THE Middle School, located at 250 of the Education Law and must statement in writing of the on each of the ve days prior
ASSESSOR’S OFFICE AT Route 202, Somers, New York, at be led with the Clerk of the estimated amount of money to the date set for the annual
337 ROUTE 202; SOMERS, which time a vote will take place District, at her o ce at Somers which will be required for the SEE LEGALS PAGE 39
NY 10589 ON MAY 2, 2019 on: Middle School, located at 250 school year 2019-20 budget
BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1. e appropriation of the Route 202, Somers, New York,
9:00 AM AND 1:00 PM, AND necessary funds to meet the between the hours of 8:30 am
AGAIN ON MAY 9, 2019 estimated expenditures for the and 5:00 pm, not later than April
BETWEEN THE HOURS school year 2019-20 for school 22, 2019.
OF 12:30 PM AND 4:30 PM. purposes; Each petition must be directed
AN APPOINTMENT MAY 2. e following proposition: to the District Clerk, must be
BE MADE TO REVIEW RESOLVED, that the signed by at least twenty- ve
THIS INFORMATION BY Somers Central School District, (25) quali ed voters of the
CALLING (914) 277-3504. Westchester County, New District (two percent of the
DATED 1st DAY OF York, is hereby authorized to voters who voted in the previous
Join a Team Where Your ContributionsMAY, 2019 construct additions to and annual election of the Trustees
TERESA STEGNER, reconstruct various School of the Board of Education or Make a Positive Difference!
IAO ASSESSOR; District buildings and facilities, at least twenty- ve quali ed
TOWN OF SOMERS including, in particular, safety voters, whichever is greater), We seek employees who are energetic, creative,
must state the residence of each and caring and those who always see the opportunity.
NOTICE OF BUDGET and security elements, as well signer and must state the name
HEARING, ANNUAL and residence of the candidate. DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS
MEETING AND ELECTION as site improvements, original Petition forms may be obtained
from the District Clerk weekdays Locations in
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incidental improvements when school is in session between
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN and expenses in connection 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. No person up to $15.00/hour
THAT: therewith, at a maximum shall be nominated by petition email us at: [email protected]
1. e Board of Education, estimated cost of $10,745,000, for more than one separate o ce.
Somers Central School District, and that $3,178,705 capital 2. e Board of Education,
will hold a budget hearing on reserve fund monies shall be used having provided for personal
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Financial gifts can brighten anyone’s Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is fast approach- for a traditional or Roth IRA is GUEST federal and state taxes, as well as may help instill a lifelong interest
ing. is special holiday reminds $6,000, or $7,000 for individuals CORNER an additional 10 percent penalty.) in investing.
us of the joy we receive from the 50 or older. (A Roth IRA does
powerful bond between mother have income limits that can re- MICHAEL As the 529 plan owner,you have • Charitable gifts – Many chil-
and child. duce the contribution amount or O’DONOVAN exibility in using the money. For dren are now concerned about
eliminate it altogether.) example, if you’ve designated one various social issues. You can help
To help mark the occasion, you – and, at some point, also can of your children as the 529 plan’s encourage this involvement – and
may want to consider making • Insurance premium – If your work with legal and tax profes- bene ciary, and that child decides possibly an appreciation of the
certain nancial gifts, including mother has life, disability or long- sionals to assist your mother with not to pursue any higher educa- value of philanthropy – by mak-
the following: term care insurance, why not o er her estate plans. tion, you can switch the bene - ing a gift to a charitable group
to pay some of the premiums this ciary designation to another child whose work aligns with your
FOR YOUR MOTHER: year? Long-term care premiums, FOR YOUR CHILDREN: or to yourself. child’s interests.
• IRA contribution – If your in particular, can be quite costly, • 529 plan contribution – If You can choose the 529 plan
especially for older policyholders. o ered by any state, but your con- We don’t need to exchange
mother is still working, she is your children are still of school tributions might be tax deductible presents on Mother’s Day to
eligible to contribute to an IRA, • Introduction to a nancial age, you may want to contribute if you invest in your own state’s show our appreciation for one
but she might not always fully professional – If your mother to a college savings vehicle. One plan. Tax issues for 529 plans can another, but certain nancial gifts
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You can’t contribute directly to cial professional, consider intro- plan. When you invest in this consult with your tax advisor. – and even some valuable life les-
your mother’s IRA, but you can ducing her to yours, or to some- plan, your earnings can grow tax- • Shares of stocks – Giving sons – for your loved ones.
write her a check for that pur- one else who is recommended by free, provided the money is used stock shares to children is a good
pose, though, of course, she can friends or relatives. A nancial for quali ed educational expenses. way to help them learn some of is article was written by Edward
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In 2019, the contribution limit move toward her retirement goals als not used for quali ed educa- track the progress of their stocks advisor, Michael O’Donovan, at
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LEGALS the District no later than 4:00 search together about why prices NY 10589 (next to Somers Sports
pm, one day before the annual may be going up or down. By get- Arena). Reach him at 914-401-
FROM PAGE 37 meeting and election. ting children involved early, you 9218 or [email protected]
meeting and election, except 7. Any proposition which is not
Saturday and Sunday, between required by law to be published
the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm, in the o cial notice in the call of
and on the date set for the annual the public hearing may be voted
meeting and election. Pursuant upon at said election, subject to
to provisions of Section 2019-a the provision of Section 2035 of
of the Education Law, quali ed the Education Law, provided a
voters who meet the criteria petition signed by at least forty-
for “permanently disabled” and nine (49) of quali ed voters of
are so certi ed by the Board of the District, (5% of the voters
Elections of Westchester County who voted in the previous annual
will receive paper ballots by mail. election) is led with the Clerk of
Applications for absentee ballots the District not later than April
may be applied for at the o ce 22, 2019.
of the Clerk of the District. If
the ballot is to be mailed to the is notice is also available in
voter, the completed application Spanish on district website and
must be received by the Clerk upon request.
of the District no later than
4:00 pm, seven (7) days before BY ORDER OF THE
the May 21st annual meeting BOARD OF EDUCATION
and election. If the ballot is to
be delivered personally to the SOMERS CENTRAL
voter, the completed application
must be received by the Clerk of SCHOOL DISTRICT
Nancy Corrado, District Clerk
March 25, 2019
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