VOL. 9 NO. 46 Visit TapIntoMahopac.net for the latest news. THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019
Notable stories of 2018
BY BOB DUMAS
Another year has come and gone in Mahopac and it’s time to look back on 2018 and recap the most noteworthy stories of the past 12 months. Being memorable doesn’t
necessarily mean a joyous occasion; this past year did have some heartbreaking moments. However, it was also a year of new ideas, and a year of change. So, in no particular
order, here are the top notable stories from 2018:
Nor’easter pounds Mahopac Mahopac men go
missing on hunting trip
In one of the most devasting A worker inspects the damage
storms since Hurricane Sandy caused by a fallen tree on Two Mahopac brothers went missing, police said,
cut a deadly swath through the after the Chevy Suburban they were riding in while
Northeast in October 2012, a Stillwater Road in the wake bear hunting in a remote area along the Idaho/Montana
powerful nor’easter pummeled of the nor’easter that ravaged border rolled over and crashed into the Selway River
the region March 2 and 3, early morning on May 21.
knocking over trees, tearing the area in March.
down power lines and leaving Idaho County Sheri Doug Giddings said the crash
90 percent of New York State FILE PHOTO report identi ed Raymond Ferrieri, 24, and his brother,
Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Jesse, 21, as two of the missing occupants of the vehicle.
customers in Mahopac without Both are graduates of Mahopac High School and the sons
power for days. Some 8,500 of Ray Jr. and Sue Ann Ferrieri. Ray Ferrieri Sr. and other
homes and businesses were left family members, all longtime Mahopac residents, own
in the dark. the general-contracting business Cricket Construction.
Sue Ann Ferrieri is a bus driver for the Mahopac School
While no deaths or serious District.
injuries were reported in
Mahopac, an 11-year-old Rescuers had to wait four days before they could pull
boy was killed in neighboring the SUV from the river’s turbulent waters. When the
Putnam Valley when a tree truck was nally removed from the river, no one was
crashed into his home, trapping Gov. Andrew Cuomo also inside. As of this printing, the Ferrieri brothers have still
the youth underneath. County declared a state of emergency in not been found.
Executive MaryEllen Odell Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess
declared a state of emergency, and Sullivan counties where, he SEE NOTABLE STORIES PAGE 4
noting that nearly 25,000 county said, 182,000 New Yorkers were
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NOTABLE STORIES FROM PAGE 1 DiCarlo named new school
Harckham upsets Murphy in
state Senate race e Board of Education appointed Mahopac native Anthony
DiCarlo as the next superintendent of schools on Jan. 18 and he
In the upset of the day, former Westchester County legislator Peter Harckham defeated took over Feb. 26.
incumbent state Sen. Terrence Murphy in the race for the Senate’s 40th district seat.
DiCarlo signed a ve-year contract at an annual salary of
Harckham, a Democrat and South Salem resident and former county legislator who spent $235,000. He took the place of Dr. Dennis Creedon, whose three-
the last several years working in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, emerged victorious on year contract was not renewed.
Election Night in part because of the overwhelming support he received in Westchester.
“We are con dent that Mr.DiCarlo’s leadership,career experience
Murphy topped Harckham by 8,049 votes in Dutchess and Putnam counties, but was bested and his love of the community will take us to the next levels of
by 10,170 votes in Westchester, giving Harckham 51 percent of the 112,000-plus votes cast. education,” said Board of Education President Leslie Mancuso.
Town mourns death of Carmel police ofﬁcer Plans for
A Carmel police o cer was killed June 7, when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a U.S.
postal truck on Route 301 in Kent. O -duty Carmel Police O cer Gary Pietropaolo, 29, of Fishkill, unveiled
had been traveling eastbound on Route 301 and collided with the postal vehicle driven by Mary
Gosney-Hyatt, 57, of Holmes. Police said the postal vehicle had been pulling out of the driveway of a Plans to convert the old
private residence. Guidepost property on
Seminary Hill in Carmel
Carmel Police Ofﬁcer Gary Pietropaolo, 29, was killed in a motorcycle accident in June. (now the Paladin Center)
into a distillery took a step
FILE PHOTO forward in August when the
Alexandrion Group laid out its
plans during a public hearing
before the Planning Board.
Representatives from the
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Alexandrion,said the company
plans to invest approximately
$40 million in the Seminary
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Swan Cove bungalows come down
e Swan Cove park/parking lot project took its rst major step toward fruition in June when construction crews The dilapidated bungalows at Swan Cove are torn down.
removed eight dilapidated bungalows to make way for a lakefront park and an adjacent municipal parking lot.
e town purchased the 0.64 acres of land as part of what o cials say is a renaissance of the downtown business area.
e razing of the bungalows brought some bittersweet synergy to the Swan Cove project. e Ferrieri family, which
owns Cricket Construction, donated their equipment, labor, gas and materials to the tear-down as a way of giving
thanks to the community for the support it has given to them during a recent tragedy in which their sons went missing
during a bear-hunting accident in Idaho.
Harold Gary resigns Community rallies
from Planning Board against cell towers
After more than three decades as the chairman of In a standing-room-only meeting at the Mahopac Library’s community room
the town Planning Board, Harold Gary announced his in October, residents showed up to learn more about two proposed cell towers
retirement. He is 90 years old. and how they can stop them—or at least get them moved to another location.
Gary o cially stepped down from his post at the Danbury-based Homeland Towers went before the Planning Board last
end of last month. Current vice chair, Craig Paeprer, month seeking site-plan approval for two towers, one on Dixon Road and one
takes Gary’s place as chairman and the Town Board at 254 Croton Falls Road. Both towers would be built on residential properties
will look to add a new member to the Planning Board. in residentially zoned areas, which prompted the controversy: Some residents
and town o cials said they felt Homeland Towers didn’t do its due diligence in
After 33 years, Harold Gary resigned from
the Planning Board effective Dec. 31. nding better locations for the poles.
In November, the group of residents hired an attorney to represent them.
Allegations of bullying at school transportation ofﬁce
School o cials investigated allegations of bullying and harassment within the district’s transportation department after more than a dozen complaints were led by union
members against a co-worker.
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remind citizens that criminals are using the holiday season as a time to victimize ask for payment using a prepaid debit card, a money order or wire a transfer. e IRS
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Currently, law enforcement is investigating a variety of telephone scams in the area; believe that you owe Federal taxes you can reach the IRS at 800-829-1040.
notably unsolicited telephone callers are impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) If you get a call from someone claiming to be calling on behalf of a relative in distress,
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e parable of the frog OP ED
T hrow a frog into a tub HERE the reading of edifying anks to the Town
of boiling water and it AND documents a waste of time. Board for listening
immediately jumps out. When asked where he gets his
But, if it is placed into a pot of NOW! military and economic advice,
lukewarm water that is slowly BERNIE Trump replies, “I watch the BY THOM IANNICCARI studying the county plan
brought to a full boil, it will not KOSBERG shows.” to run a sewer line from
notice the danger and will slowly AND LAWRENCE ZACKS Wallauer’s along Route 6 to the
Hundreds of foreign policy GUEST WRITERS Westchester County line. is is
the most important item to be
cook to death. and national security experts, 2018 is in the history books. dealt with as it will then make
It has been a productive the Route 6 Corridor a viable
Told and retold throughout including noted Republicans year in the town of Carmel commercial corridor.
with so much to look forward to.
history, the parable of the frog 79-nation coalition ghting and esteemed veterans of • e Swan Cove park and
e Greater Mahopac- parking project in the Mahopac
is one of the briefest of tales ISIS, both in opposition to past administrations, have Carmel Chamber of Commerce commercial district will o er
and its Legislative Advocacy a beautiful public park view of
used as a metaphor to illustrate Trump policies. denounced Trump’s policies Board would like to take this the lake as many as 100 parking
time to thank the Town Board spaces that can be utilized by
society’s unwillingness to react Add on to that a Justice and behavior. “He (Trump) for responding to the issues the businesses.
brought forward in the Carmel
to threats that arise gradually Department that is leaderless does not listen nor encourage Vision 2020, our position • e Parks and Recreation
paper about the community’s Department has been doing
rather than suddenly. Be aware, and in chaos; a White con icting views…” “He future. Holding the community some future planning and the
meeting in August with the town approved the design and
it cautions, of those steady House sta , demoralized and lacks self-control and acts residents, boards, community construction of e Airport
leaders and town department Park, adding quality of life value
and measured changes that distrustful; an erratic stock impetuously…” “He cannot employees helped progress to the lives in the community.
the conversation and we look
eventually lead to calamitous market reminiscent of the tolerate criticism…” “He forward to the next one. ere is still more work to do
and the Chamber is optimistic
consequences. Great Depression; threats alarms our closest allies with We appreciate the Town that there will be more dialogue
Board’s recent approval to and planning in the new year.
is valuable tale has to re the chairman of the his erratic behavior.” fund a planning consultant,
which will assist in identifying We encourage you, the reader,
most recently been used by Federal Reserve; a government Yes, these are dangerous projects that will be needed to be involved with all this.
to improve the residential and
environmentalists questioning shutdown over a pointless wall, qualities in an individual with commercial districts throughout e Town Board meets every
the township, is an important Wednesday of each month at 7
America’s insu cient response dictated by the views of Fox command of the U.S. nuclear step in moving toward a p.m.; the exception is when that
comprehensive and updated month has a fth Wednesday,
to climate change; by civil News anchors; and ongoing arsenal, and the pot is sizzling! Master Plan. then no meeting. Let your
voice be heard. When public
libertarians cautioning the investigations into Trump’s What we’ve seen these e updated Master Plan hearings are called related to
will serve as a needed guide for this initiative, please attend to
slow erosion of our civil rights; presidential, familial and last 22 months is a rogue urban redevelopment, bring hear what is being discussed
in new businesses and giving and share your thoughts.
and from economists and personal business activities. president promoting a nativist, a makeover to that which we
already have. is will spur new As always, the Chamber’s
world leaders warning that Yup, that pot is heating up! isolationist, anti-trade agenda, looks, new businesses and new LAB wants to listen to you
jobs. Also, the new tax revenue as well. Feel free to contact
“America First” isolationist e character traits Trump universally disparaged by created with new businesses will the o ce 845-628-5553 and
eventually take the onus o the leave a message for om or
policies are emboldening has exhibited while in o ce scholars and world leaders single-family home owner. Larry. And ask for your copy of
Carmel Vision 2020.
Russian and Chinese are not only destabilizing but alike. Not only are his repeated ere are many actions
are already under way that om Ianniccari and Lawrence
expansionism, thus threatening are now posing real dangers calls for tari increases and will bene t the future of our Zacks are co-chairs of the
community. Legislative Advocacy Board for
world peace and prosperity. to our economy and military the abandonment of trade the Greater Mahopac-Carmel
• e town is currently Chamber Commerce.
e most important preparedness. His driving agreements roiling the world’s
responsibility of this nation’s need for self-aggrandizement; stock markets, but they will
commander-in-chief is that his refusal to adjust his views ultimately cost millions of jobs
of keeping America safe in based on discerning feedback and plunge the world into a
a world lled with inherent from military and economic recession.
dangers. Donald Trump, experts; his impulsive Since the Second World
as president, is posing a decision-making based solely War—a period spanning 14
tangible threat to our national on intuition; his routine lack presidents—the occupant of
security and has repeatedly of honesty; and his outright the White House has been
demonstrated glaring contempt for the rule of law referred to as the “Leader of
inadequacies during his brief are all extremely disruptive the Free World.” at is, until
tenure. and unsettling. now. Not only has Trump
Let’s just pause for a Ever the iconoclast, unceremoniously surrendered
moment and take a look at Trump showcases his lack of that mantle, but he has
the week that was: A rash economic and military prowess attempted to deliberately
of foreign policy decisions and proudly brags that he undermine our ability to
that better support Russian, reaches decisions “with very harness collective cooperation
Iranian and Turkish interests little knowledge,” but on the in ghting worldwide
than America’s; the dramatic strength of his “common terrorism.
and angry departures of Gen. sense” and his “business As danger lurks around
Jim Mattis, the secretary of ability.” Referring to himself numerous corners; the pot is
defense, and Brett McGurk, as “the most intelligent man coming alarmingly close to a full
the special envoy leading a in the room,” Trump considers boil!
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Exploring with Uncle John
While writing, “Of Human Interest,” I the object of the game was to put the ball in the hole
sometimes have to remind myself not to in four shots. at could take all day, he said laughing.
sermonize. You see, I
It did. It took us ve hours to play
used to write sermons. nine holes. As we waved them
No, I was never a priest, but OF HUMAN through, lady golfers in colorful
had the privilege of being related INTEREST skirts sni ed disapprovingly at the
to one. My Uncle John was a LORENZO old bag of rummaged clubs we
Catholic priest. GARO shared. By the fourth hole, we’d run
Without his cassock and out of golf balls. Our game became
collar, you’d never have guessed a mixture of hitting shots and
in a million years that he was in looking in the woods for balls, so
the business of saving souls. He we could continue our hacking.
served at a parish in the Arthur Avenue section of Uncle John may have celebrated the blood of
the Bronx. Uncle John visited us in Mahopac once Christ daily, but he had not one drop of sanctimony
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and even once went spelunking (exploring caves). Our laughed so hard he could only take them lying down.
funniest adventure was playing golf at Mahopac Golf e lead character in my so-called novel was a
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it try. We stopped in the rectory at St. John’s, where he entire senior class at Mahopac High into vampires.
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Orange is the new purple GARO
When I decided to color my when I realized there was a chance that intervention,” I replied. “I want to be FROM PAGE 9
hair, it was not because I two dye jobs in a row could leave me with medium brown not cantaloupe orange.”
suddenly had writings in jest, Uncle John must have
an even worse result: No “No problem,” he assured me. “You need found my fascination with vampires
to go purchase the ash brown hair color, and the “delicious blood of virgins,”
a desire to be a hair at all. mix it with 1/3 shampoo, and reapply to slightly alarming. One day he asked
your hair.” me if I wanted to write him a Sunday
blonde bombshell or LOST IN So, I called the Hair sermon. He told me to write anything
a foxy redhead. As a SUBURBIA Color Emergency “Is that it?” I asked, relieved that my I wanted so long as it had nothing to
50-something-year-old, Hotline. stint as a Jack O’Lantern was about to do with vampires. I wrote one in long
come to a close. hand and sent it to his parish.To my
it would have taken TRACY “I’m calling to report a amazement, he liked it and asked for
“Oh, and don’t leave it on for more than more. He actually used some of them.
more than a bottle of BECKERMAN hair color emergency,” I 15 minutes,” he added as I was hanging up.
And then, at age 51, he had a serious
hair dye to transform announced. I ran back to the drug store to get the heart attack. My sermon writing came
antidote hair color, but by the time I to a sorrowful end. I went to visit him
me into a bombshell “What is the nature got home, I had forgotten the hair color at Lenox Hill Hospital. I stayed for a
EMTs parting words of caution. Believing while after he fell asleep. He’d given so
or a fox. I suspect it of your problem?” asked that longer would be better; I left the much love and kept so much locked
hair color on for half an hour. I took it as away. It seems inhuman that Catholic
would have taken full body liposuction the Hair Color EMT on the other end. a good sign that the gel on my hair was priests can’t marry. How it must have
really dark. Given the options, I decided I hurt a man like him not to have a love
and a stupendously gifted fairy godmother. “My hair is orange,” I reported. would rather blend in with the night than to touch and to hold.
glow in the dark.
Fortunately, all I really wanted to do was “Is it brown or blonde with orange I’ve always wondered what my uncle
But when I rinsed it out, it wasn’t brown found so hilarious about my lurid,
cover the gray that was waging a war with highlights or full-on orange,” he asked. or black. semi-pornographic attempt at writing
a novel. My mother used to get furious
the brunette follicles on my head. “Full on orange,” I responded morosely. It was purple. over how much he enjoyed me reading
Shaking my blueberry-hued head in it to him. You know—he was supposed
While most of my friends had the good “Is it cantaloupe orange, geranium disbelief, I picked up the phone. to be a priest, why wasn’t he o ended?
“Is it eggplant purple, concord grape, or
sense to go to a salon to color their hair, orange, or sunset orange?” he wondered. lilac?” asked the Hair Color EMT. I think my Uncle John saw that
“Eggplant purple,” I said de nitively. human longings are messy, confusing and
I thought I could e ciently handle the “Is there a distinction?” I asked “Hmmm,” he drawled. “Good luck with sometimes twisted into terrible deeds. He
that one.” saw how the weather rules emotion. He
problem myself. I gured using one of impatiently. saw an unworldly 18-year-old brimming
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to live with pumpkin-colored hair for a orange, we might prescribe the wrong
month. antidote and you could end up in Hair
Yes, that was the color of my hair after Intensive Care.”
deciding to try a “Medium Warm Brown” “ at doesn’t sound good,” I agreed.
version of my regular hair color. “Hair dialysis never is.”
Who knew “warm” was actually a “Cantaloupe orange,” I nally said,
euphemism for “orange?” assessing my iridescent color in the mirror.
Although my impulse was to “Got it. at is a Code 242 Shocking
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When the Mahopac Board of Educa-
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SEE BULLYING PAGE 3 local resident to ll the position as one of
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Call me now for a FREE, no obligation House Value Assessment. “I have so many word
e board appointed Mahopac native Dr. Creedon,” Mancuso
only been a true gentlema
Anthony DiCarlo as the next superinten- fessional throughout the
dent at its meeting ursday, Jan. 18. He has really made it s
given lots of advice thro
DiCarlo will o cially take the helm cess. He will remain as a
Feb. 26. He signed a ve-year contract at us through the end of th
an annual salary of $235,000. He currently been a pleasure working
serves as principal of Trinity Elementary really want to thank him.
School in the New Rochelle School Dis-
trict and has a wealth of experience in the
eld of education.
“We are con dent that Mr. DiCarlo’s
leadership, career experience and his love
of the community will take us to the next
levels of education,” said Board of Educa-
tion President Leslie Mancuso. “We are
proud of the search process and how it was
e need for a new superintendent
arose last summer when it was announced
that the contract of the current superin-
tendent, Dr. Dennis Creedon, would not
be renewed when it expired at the end of
Mancuso said that when DiCarlo takes
over at the end of next month, Creedon
will continue in the role of a consultant to
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urday (March 2 and 3), knock- Ken Schmitt
ing over trees and tearing down
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New York State Electric & Gas do so] they called the building
(NYSEG) customers in Ma- inspector. He asked if we had a
hopac without power for days. place to go [but] our road was
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es were left in the dark.
Although snowfall in the area
was minimal—about 3 to 5 inch-
es—local wind speeds clocked in
at around 50 mph, while some
SENIOtShReenpdCigoaIy3rTsaIdwZaaEnyc.Ne PROM coastal areas experienced gusts of PHOTO COURTESY OF JEANINE MCCARTHY blocked from two trees falling,
more than 80 mph. A worker inspects the damage caused by a fallen tree on Stillwater Road. one to our right and one to our
ity. Gov. Mario Cuomo also de- governor said he would send 100 hopac, said a tree fell onto her left. So, we are stuck here. e
While no deaths or serious in- building inspector said we will be
juries were reported in Mahopac, OK for tonight, but we need the
an 11-year-old boy was killed tree o the house.”
in neighboring Putnam Val-
ley when a tree crashed into his Chaluisan said with the urg-
home, trapping the youth under- ing of County Legislator Amy
neath. Sayegh, a NYSEG crew arrived
County Executive MaryEllen clared a state of emergency in members of the New York State roof and crashed into an upstairs on Sunday to clear the trees o
Odell declared a state of emer- Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess National Guard to the area to as- bedroom. She called 911. Geymer Drive. A crew then re-
gency on Friday afternoon, not- and Sullivan counties where, he sist in the recovery e ort. “ ey sent the re department moved the tree from her house.
ing that nearly 25,000 county said, 182,000 New Yorkers were Marianne Chaluisan, a to make sure the house was safe,” SEE NOR’EASTER PAGE 5
residents were without electric- without power. On Sunday, the Geymer Drive resident in Ma- she told Mahopac News. “ ey
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for business and one for human resourc-
es—and he will assist DiCarlo with the
“As someone who is from Mahopac,
who knows the town and its backstories,
[DiCarlo] is part of the community,”
Creedon said. “I will do everything I can
in the next month to lend my support and
make sure the transition is totally seam-
less and he is fully prepared for the rst
day because our students deserve nothing
less. [We need to] keep the focus where it
needs to be: the students, their well-being
DiCarlo and his wife moved to Ma-
hopac 18 years ago, and his four children
all went through the Mahopac school sys-
tem. His wife, Rosemarie, is a director for
Pine Grove Country Day School.
DiCarlo has also spent time in politi-
cal circles. He is a former Putnam County
legislator, holding the District 9 seat for
one term, from 2010-13. He was a mem-
ber of the Carmel Town Board for seven
years (2003-10) before being elected to
You’ll Get A Fair Cash Offer – You Choose The Closing Date. We Pay All Costs.said. “He has not his tenure by walking into some upheaval DiCarlo called the appointment to the
an but a true pro- in the central o ce with the departure of superintendent’s post a “dream come true.”
e whole process. Ron Clamser, who served as assistant su- “I’m so honored to be here in front of THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018
seamless and has perintendent of both business and human you tonight and I want to thank the Board
oughout the pro- resources. Clamser, whose last day was Jan. of Education and the interview commit-
914 -222-1550a consultant with 19, left to take a business superintendent tee for giving me this honor to serve the
g with him and I district will seek two new assistant super-
Community rallies against cell towers.It’sbeenanhon- intendents to take Clamers’s place—one
he school year. It’s position in Dobbs Ferry. Creedon said the community I love,” he told the board at
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Mihail Skirianos Janet F. Marion In lieu of owers, Mahopac. Entombment was at for Equity O ce Management
contributions in memory of Rose Hills Memorial Park in and devoted his skills to award-
Mihail Skirianos, 69, died on Janet F. Marion of Mahopac Janet may be made to the Putnam Valley. winning energy conservation.
Dec. 9 at Westchester Medical passed away on Tuesday, Dec. Putnam Humane Society, P.O. Rhoda M. Kollar He enjoyed camping, ying,
Center. He was the owner and 11, at the age of 72. She was Box 297, Carmel, NY 10512. and nature photography, and
operator of the Olympic Diner born in Yonkers on Nov. 13, Giuseppe Sottile connected faithfully with old
in Mahopac for 30 years until his 1946, the daughter of Jay and Rhoda M. (Sweet) Kollar, friends. He is survived by his
retirement in 2013. Emilia (DiMuro) Shepherd. 69, of S. Daytona, Fla., and beloved wife, Valerie; their
Born in Greece on June 15, Janet moved to Mahopac in Giuseppe Sottile of Mahopac formerly of Mahopac, died on children, Christopher and
1949, he was the son of Skirianos 1970 from Yonkers. She was a passed away on Dec. 5 at the Nov 12. Kimberley; Ken’s siblings,
and Anna (Leriadis) Skirianos. retired account manager with age of 75. He was born on May Born on Feb. 14, 1949, she omas, Douglas, John, Debra,
e family also owns the the Simmons Group, LTD in 13, 1943 in Falcone, Sicily, the is survived by her son, Jerry and Dianne; and a close-knit
Odyssey Diner in Wappingers Briarcli Manor. son of Mario and Tindara (nee Kollar; grandchildren Skylar- extended family. ose who
Falls and Ikaros Diner in New On May 27, 1967, she Crinó) Sottile. Anna, Blaze and Aedellyn died earlier include his siblings,
Windsor. married George D. Marion Giuseppe worked as a and sisters, Dorothy, Cynthia Janet and James, and sisters-in-
Mihail is survived by his wife, at Annunciation Church in bricklayer in New York City and Grace. Predeceased by her law, Laura and Judy.
Rajmonda; his sons, Skirianos Yonkers. In addition to George, throughout his life. On April husband Rudolph and brother, A memorial service was held
and Georgios; his granddaughter, she is survived by her son, George 13, 1969 he married Providenza Louis Sweet. Saturday, Dec. 22 at Goshen
Ariadne; his siblings, Zaharius, C., and his wife, Bernadette; “Enza” Ruvolo; they were She served as a Christian United Methodist Church.
Athanasios, Isideros, Argetta her daughter, Jennifer Marion blessed with two children missionary with her church, In lieu of owers, donations
and Joanna; and the mother McCormack; and her husband, Daniel and Tina. Covenant United Methodist may be made to the hosting
of his children, Diana. He was Todd,all of Mahopac; her brother Giuseppe is survived by his Church in Port Orange. church, Hope Lodge NYC, or
predeceased by his sister,Kalliopi. Jay “Bill” Shepherd of Yonkers, loving wife, Enza; his daughter, Services were held at Shrub Eleventh-Hour Rescue. All
A funeral service will be held and her grandsons, Logan Lee Tina Mercurio and her Oak United Methodist Church three were instrumental in
on Friday, Dec. 14, at McHoul and Luke Daniel. husband, Chris; his son, Daniel in Shrub Oak on Dec. 8. Ken’s fortitude, providing him
Funeral Home in Hopewell Entombment was at Rose and his wife Kristin; and his Kenneth M. Fais with community, comfort, and
Junction, followed by burial at Hills Memorial Park in Putnam grandchildren Jessica, Nicole his canine companion, Kitty
Fishkill Rural Cemetery. Valley. and Christian. Hawk. e family thanks the
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the time he spent with his Washingtonville, N.Y. kissed 2-North sta at St. Luke’s for
family. He was especially fond his wife goodbye and died their honorable service.
of having everyone all together peacefully on ursday, Dec. 13, Goshen United Methodist
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he area. e group practiced with any questions. 914-242-7433, or email kganis@ third Wednesday of every month
every Monday at 11 a.m. at the fsw.org. Visit www.RideConnec- at Mahopac Public Library at
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cessation program, to individuals 1734. ti ed music therapist Melinda
who live or work in Putnam Boy Scout Troop Can you spare a little time to Caregiver Support Burgard. It encourages people
County. Classes will be held at Weekly Meeting make a di erence in the life of an Group/Music Social living with Alzheimer’s and their
the Department of Health at older adult? RideConnect, a pro- family caregivers to get out, so-
1 Geneva Road, Brewster, on gram of Family Services of West- cialize and enjoy some musical
Tuesdays and ursdays from Troop 1 of Mahopac invites chester, is an information, refer- e Alzheimer’s Association fun. e music social is free, but
12:30 to 1:30 p.m., beginning all boys 10 years and older ral and volunteer transportation Hudson Valley Chapter o ers pre-registration is required. Call
Jan. 8 to Feb. 28. e program ( fth grade and up) to see what program for adults ages 60-plus two ongoing activities for families care consultant Lisa Papantoniou
will be at no cost to the Scouting is all about at Lakeview who can no longer drive. We seek a ected by Alzheimer’s disease or at 800-272-3900.
participants and will supply Elementary School, from 7-9 volunteer drivers who are willing other forms of dementia.
Senior Citizens offree Nicotine Replacement p.m. We meet every Tuesday that to provide occasional rides to our A caregiver support group is
erapy (NRT) as long as the school is in session. No previous older adult neighbors. ese rides held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Mahopac
supply lasts. Pre-registration Scouting experience is required! enable our clients to remain ac- third ursday of every month
is required. Class size will be You do not have to be a Cub tive in their communities and to at Putnam Hospital Center at e Senior Citizens of the
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Mahopac coaches look back on 2018
SKIP PEARLMAN round consists of ve shooters
CONTRIBUTING WRITER alternating for each team. After
the rst series it again was tied.
Whether you loved it or hated Series 2 we were neck and neck.
the year 2018, chances are there Pawling was up one goal. One of
was a memorable moment or two our best players, Devin King, shot
in there somewhere. Maybe even a the ball - time expired as the ball
growing opportunity. was in midair and it was crossing
We asked Mahopac coaches,and the goal line. e ball went in the
the Mahopac Maniacs, to share net… whooohooo! Unfortunately,
their favorite moments from 2018, the o cial calls no goal—ruling
whether it was a team bonding that the ball has to cross before
moment, a learning moment, an time expires. Pawling went on to
epic win or milestone,or a moment win it. But that was by far one of
of growth. We also asked their top the most exciting games I have
wish for Mahopac student-athletes witnessed. Even the o cials said
for 2019. it was “one for the books.”
e ‘Pac girls would continue to
FROMTHE MAHOPAC play for the rest of the season with
MANIACS,AND SENIOR a sense of resiliency and “never give
SPOKESMAN DANNY O’NEILL up “ attitude.”
ALSO A FOOTBALL PLAYER : A wish for 2019: “ at all
“As a football player, we got MHS student-athletes achieve
tremendous support from the PHOTO: SKIP PEARLMAN ‘NYS Scholar Athlete’ status, to
see more of a sense of community
Maniacs,” O’Neill said. “We (the The Mahopac Maniacs throw their support behind the Indians teams year-round. among all MHS athletes, and have
Maniacs) made a very strong
appearance for the volleyball team MHS athletes sporting a positive
at sectionals, at the Senior Day the level we had to play at—that FROM MAHOPAC our league, got to a rst round reputation.”
girls soccer game—we were there really turned it around for us. After GYMNASTICS COACH VIN game in the playo s, and nished
all going crazy. e girls had a great that loss, we ran o 15 straight wins. COLLINS: at 11-7. Shannon Becker was FROM CHEERLEADING
season.” at was our de ning moment.” “Our team was recognized named Pitcher of the Year, as well TEAM COACH KAILYN
A wish for 2019: “Our wish is A wish for 2019: “Baskets (in as a NYS Scholar Athlete team as All-League and All-Section, RIEFENHAUSER:
for Mahopac athletes to be getting the gym) that go all the way up to (average of 90-plus) for the 27th Madison DellaMedaglia was All- “OurhighlightwastheMahopac
new (championship) banners to put the ceiling, so they wouldn’t have consecutive year. We also won Section Honorable Mention and varsity cheerleaders taking rst
up on the wall,” O’Neill said. “We’re to be down when I play my home our third consecutive Section 1 All-League, and Beth Schum was place at the rst-ever New York
gonna do that with coach (Dom) matches,”Melville said. Gymnastics Championship, had All-League.” State Game Day Championship.”
DeMatteo in football, in lacrosse, six named All-Section ( Jamison A wish for 2019: “Our goal
and our basketball team should have FROM MAHOPAC Castrataro, Lia Graap, Sydney FROM FIELD HOCKEY COACH for 2019 is to hit our routine at
a good year, too. It should be a good ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Hughes , Callie Johanson, Chloe DONA DIMAGGIO: Nationals in Dallas (TX) and at
year.” JOHN AUGUSTA: Lee & Julie Santoiemma),and ve “Our game vs. Pawling was the New York State Section 1
“A few meaningful moments qualify for the state tournament part of the kicko tournament championships.”
FROM VOLLEYBALL for Mahopac would include coach ( Jamison Castrataro, Lia Graap, that is hosted by Somers annually.
COACH JAY MELVILLE: Dennis DiSanto earning his 400th Sydney Hughes, Callie Johanson We were playing at night at FROM GIRLS LACROSSE
“At the Scarsdale Tournament dual meet victory (DiSanto will & Chloe Lee).” Mahopac, as the original game was COACH JIM LIETO:
we played poorly in our rst match. become the Section 1 all-time A wish for 2019:“ at Mahopac postponed due to the extreme heat “Our girls went 12-6, including
We won, but didn’t play well. en DM wins leader early in January). student-athletes challenge earlier in the week. e game was a 6-0 mark in our league, and
we played at Scarsdale the following Eight varsity programs also earned themselves academically, and well-attended and played. Both won a fourth straight league
Wednesday and got our butts New York State Scholar Athlete maintain academic success, and teams fought hard and with great championship. e team advanced
handed to us. We lost badly. We distinction, and Shannon Becker be the best son/daughter, brother/ skill. After the rst half, there was to the semi nals before falling
were overcon dent, thought things was named a MaxPreps High sister, grandson/granddaughter, no score. Second half was similar - to Mamaroneck. A highlight of
were going to be easier than they School All-American in softball.” niece/nephew and role model you a defensive battle, and it ended 0-0. the season was the 8-2 win over
were.We went back to the Scarsdale A wish for 2019:“To see Mahopac can be.” However, this was tournament Somers on May 5 under the lights
Tournament again on Saturday, student athletes continue to excel in play and a winner needed to be at Mahopac. ings were going
ended up playing Scarsdale in the the classroom, in the community, FROM SOFTBALL COACH declared. OT consisted of a 1 vs. great for us from the start because
nal, and beating them in their own and on the playing surfaces.” AMANDA GAMBACORTA: 1 shootout, where a player goes vs SEE 2018 PAGE 19
tournament. Going back and seeing
“Our team nished second in the opponent’s goalkeeper. Each
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e Mahopac wrestling team Joseph Harney 17 Miller Rd.
dominated Clarkstown South in earned a win via Mahopac
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BOYS SOCCER TEAMS
“It was actually a pretty quick
match,” Mahopac coach Dennis FILE PHOTO/ SKIP
DiSanto said.“Clarkstown South PEARLMAN
is a good program, but our guys
wrestled well—they were aggres-
sive and totally dominated. It was At 285 pounds, Joe Harney tling at 195 (was at 220 last year)
a very impressive performance.” earned a pin to improve to 18-1, and he’s been looking really good.
Dominated is the right word. freshman Angelo Centrone con- “Rivera, Centrone, and Harney
e Indians won via pin in nine tinued his success and improved are all ranked No. 1 in the sec-
of their 11 victories. to 19-0 with a victory at 106 tion,” the coach added. “Tyler has
Junior captain Tyler Roa pounds. been consistent, he’s a good tech-
picked up a pin at 145 pounds, Aiden Muldoon earned a pin nical wrestler, and he had a good
improving his season mark to at 113, improving his record match. And Muldoon has been
15–4. Brock Fitzpatrick won by to 15–4. Senior captain Frank wrestling well, he’s one of our
pin at 152 pounds, and Frank Scauzillo won via pin at 120 top guns. He was strong last year,
Casagrande pinned his opponent pounds, and Larry Nardecchia and he’s picked up right where he
at 170 pounds. won by tech fall at 138 pounds. left o . And he’s getting better in
Nick Saetta earned a victory by “Larry was coming o an ill- each match.”
pin at 182 pounds, senior Mike ness and he came back and e Indians were scheduled to
Rivera improved to 15-2 with a looked really good,” DiSanto host Arlington on Jan. 3 at 4:30
pin at 195, and Londrim Hasanr- said. “Harney has earned all of p.m., and Mahopac visits Brews-
amaj pinned his opponent at 220 his victories by pin, he has been ter Jan. 7 at 5 p.m.
pounds. impressive. Rivera has been wres-
2018 of each of their invitationals— o -season workouts and found The Mahopac High School boys soccer teams
highlighted by a 36th-place nish himself never leaving. It was very would like to thank our 2018-2019 MHS Boys Soccer
FROM PAGE 18 out of 66 at the di cult Bob Pratt obvious from the beginning that Booster Club sponsors:
and a 4th-place overall nish at the he was an exceptional athlete and
it was probably the game where Fred Gressler Invite. Juniors Matt was willing to put in the time and Adrian Auto Body
we had the most people healthy McMahon, Tom O’Brien and e ort to compete with the best, to Ashby Fuel
and able to play. Goalie Jordan sophomore Max Semegran were be the best. B & C Auto Service
Barbagallo and the defense were as selected as All-League runners,and Benvenuto Pizzeria & Restaurant Corp.
fast as I’ve ever seen, making plays junior Matt McMahon was also an “Starting from scratch is an Bridgham Barr Orthodontics, PLLC
all over their defensive half of the All-County runner. Both teams incredibly di cult process for Brightman Chiropractic
also received the NYS Scholar anybody to learn; however, week Capital Management Group of NY
eld and only allowing 1 goal per Athlete Award for a combined by week he would climb his way up Crossroads Deli & Catering
half. Captain Caroline Raymond team GPA above 90/100.” the depth chart, inevitably earning Equity Partners
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and an assist. Coming out of A wish for 2019: “I’d like to receiver rotation. Flory’s Mobil
this game the team de nitely felt continue to see improvement from Giafana Corp
con dent about what they could the team as they grow and mature. Fast forward to the Carmel Joseph’s Auto Center
do when everyone is clicking. is I am also excited to see what they game—our biggest game of the La Famiglia Felice
game propelled us into a successful can do with the increased talent, year.It was the 4th quarter,we were Mahopac Glass
end of the season.“ work and commitment they down 27-14 but coming back. We Martins Contracting
showed throughout the season. were driving down the eld and P&G Steel Manufacturing
A wish for 2019: “My wish is I am also proud that the teams got stopped on a crucial 3rd down. PCSB Bank
for a healthy season for all of the continue to be not only one of It was 4th and long with essentially Pinnacle Taxx Inc.
girls. We have had a string of bad the highest performing academic the game on the line. Anthony Rooney Orthodontics
luck over the last three years with at teams in the school, but generally Corrado drops back and unleashes S & J Colatruglio
least one captain per year having a are recognized through school a Hail Mary that connects with Salon Uccelli
season ending injury occur during community awards as some of the Louis Rossi in stride for a 40-yard Santos Bakery
other sports, including having two best students in the school.” touchdown. T&S Gas Center
last year. We return 20 girls who TFW Mahopac (Training for Warriors)
worked hard all of last season FROM MAHOPAC FOOTBALL Moments like that make all of The Carriage House Restaurant & Tavern
and continue to work hard this WR/DB COACH PAUL NYBERG: the hours and days we put into The UPS Store
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will have a tremendous team.” during our season wasn’t a big win and talked about. But the heart Once again, we greatly appreciate your support,
or a game-winning play, but a play and determination that it took as you continue to make the experience for
FROM CROSS COUNTRY that depicts what we strive and for Louis to literally start from our athletes top notch!
COACH ADAM FETZER: stand for here at Mahopac. A play the bottom and put in all the hard
work to have it all pay o in that Lisa Biagini, President • Kathy Pabon, Treasurer
“Our team had a solid year this lled with heart, determination, moment of success, is something
year. We saw great improvement and the willingness to never give that cannot be taught. ose are
from last year. We don’t graduate up. Louis Rossi, a senior who the kind of intangibles that every
anyone, and are poised to have a until this past season had never coach prays for in all of their
successful 2019 campaign. Some participated in any organized athletes and that is a moment I will
of the past year’s highlights were football, decided to come to our never forget for the rest of my life.”
the boys nished in the top half
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Mahopac takes care of business on ice BOYS HOOPS
SKIP PEARLMAN Boys
CONTRIBUTING WRITER beat
Mahopac High school’s ice hockey team The Indians beat Carmel Mahopac was scheduled to take on
played crosstown rival Carmel close for Dec. 22 for the second Irvington on Jan. 5 at 7:20 p.m. at the SKIP PEARLMAN
the second time in a week Dec. 22 at the time in a week, to Westchester Skating Academy, and the CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Brewster Ice Arena, but also for the second improve to 8-0 on the Indians face a regional opponent on Jan. 6 at
time in a week, the Indians came away with season. 6:20 p.m. at the Brewster Ice Arena. e Mahopac boys basket-
the win, this time denying the Rams, 8-6. ball team turned up the defen-
PHOTO: SKIP PEARLMAN sive intensity in a strong second
e win lifted the Indians to a perfect 8-0 quarter against Lourdes Friday
on the season. Betencourt and Nick Bricker each had a goal. Dec. 21, and held on for a 65-52
“We got a great e ort from McKee and victory in a game played at Ma-
“It was another hard-fought game,”Indians hopac High School.
coach Tim Donaghy said. “Carmel came out O’Shea,” Donaghy said. “And guys like
ready to play, but we played hard, and we had Dundon, and (Mike) Sottile also gave us a e teams played to a 17-17
a couple of goals called back. Our guys out- great game. Bricker buried the game-winner tie after one, but the Indians
shot them by a lot (50-19), and controlled a for us.” held the Warriors to 8 points in
lot of the play. the second, while dropping an-
other 17 on the o ensive end,
“But they did capitalize on our mistakes,” good for a 34-25 halftime lead.
Donaghy added. “And we will correct that.
But we kept answering the bell, that was great “Overall, we played a good
to see.” game,” Indians coach Matt
Simone said. “Our defense was
Senior forward T.J. McKee again led a little slow early, but after the
Mahopac with a hat-trick and one assist.
Brian O’Shea came through with a goal rst quarter they really dug in.
and dished out three assists, John Dundon We only allowed eight in the
had two goals and an assist, and Cooper second, so our defense was fo-
cused. When we’re focused, and
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“And Nick Burtt played some
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Mahopac (3-4) was scheduled
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Four New Year’s resolutions you can actually keep!
All too often as the New Year It is an expensive and time- eligibility for any federal and/or could take hundreds of hours
approaches, many of us feel consuming procedure.
compelled to make resolutions GUEST state programs for which they of time and e ort, the above
that are often very di cult to If you have not executed a CORNER
keep. Durable Power of Attorney with might be entitled. stated resolutions can be easily
very broad powers, I suggest you
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exercising more, eating healthier
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are admirable resolutions, they STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR ENEA REVIEW YOUR HEALTH of hours at the most! If anything,
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THAT YOU HAVE ONLY workout exercise!
e following are four Unfortunately, the cost of long-
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and easily kept that will help taxes as the No.1 factor in reducing
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planning needs are in good order: children and grandchildren for
the vast majority of Americans. in one’s Last Will. If your All too often the proxy is Enea, Scanlan and Sirignano,
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ATTORNEY,TAKE IT OUT OF relatively high ($11.18 million per
THE DRAWER AND REVIEW IT. person federally and $5.49 million may wish to consider changing which is not legally permitted in in Somers. Mr. Enea is the Past
in New York for 2019), they are
Check to see if the person of little concern to more than 99 your Last Will. New York. Chair of Elder Law and Special
you have appointed as the agent percent of Americans. However,
is still the person you wish to the exorbitant costs of long-term Additionally, as one’s family It is also important that your Needs Section of the New York
handle your nancial a airs if care, whether it be a nursing
you are unable to do so. Is that home or homecare, are real and grows, the possibility exists agent speci cally knows your State Bar Association (NYSBA).
person still in good health and impactful.
someone in which you have full that a grandchild may have a wishes regarding your health He is the Chair Elect of the Senior
faith and con dence? Please Whether you are considering
ensure that you have selected an the purchase of long-term care disability. If the possibility exists care and end-of-life wishes if you Lawyer Section of the NYSBA.
alternate agent in the event the insurance or creating a Medicaid
primary agent can no longer act. Asset Protection Trust to protect that a disabled or incapacitated are no longer able to make these Mr. Enea is the Past President
your house and other non-IRA
Review the Power of Attorney assets, take the steps to learn your grandchild may be a bene ciary decisions. You should have a and Founding member of the New
to determine if the agent is given options. is is a lot easier than
broad powers to handle your going to the gym ve times per under the term of your Last Will candid conversation as to whether York Chapter of the National
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and transfer assets to your spouse elder law attorney. bene ciary’s share held in a that need to be present in doing President of the Westchester Bar
and other loved ones without any
limits. e most frequently seen 3. REVIEW ANY LAST WILLS Special Needs Trust for them. so or not doing so. Foundation and Past President
problem with a standard short AND/OR TRUSTS YOU
form Durable Power of Attorney HAVE EXECUTED SO AS TO is would help ensure that the In sharp contrast to the of the Westchester County Bar
form is its lack of broad gifting DETERMINE THAT THE
powers. is prevents the agent EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES amount inherited by the disabled resolution of going to the gym Association. Mr. Enea can be
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