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North Salem News 11.19.20

North Salem’s only weekly newspaper mailed to every home and business.

Vol. 6 No. 36 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, November 19, 2020

PQ closed Monday North Salem held a modified Veterans Day
during contact ceremony on Wednesday. Nov. 11. Here,
tracing process Supervisor Warren Lucas speaks with Deputy
Supervisor Peter Kamenstein at his side.

e North Salem School Dis- Contact Tracer. When receiving

trict announced Monday, Nov. 16, a call from a Contact Tracer, your

that PQ would switch to remote caller ID may read NYS Contact

learning while the district works Tracing or display a phone number

with the Department of Health with a (518) area code. Freeston

on contact tracing. asks families to answer these calls

In an email to families on Nov. promptly and provide the Contact

14, Superintendent Ken Freeston Tracers with the information they Veterans Day observed
in North Salem
said an individual with COV- need.

ID-19 was last on school grounds In addition to the Contact Trac-

at PQ on Nov. 9. e district is ing system,the district will also no-

working with the county Depart- tify families if their children have

ment of Health to identify any been identi ed as having contact

student or employee who may with an individual who has been

have been exposed, and that pro- identi ed as a COVID-19 case.

cess had not been completed by e district reminds families

Sunday, Nov. 15, in time to allow that, if at any point a child may Towns across Westchester County modi ed Baptists Church in Croton Falls gave the bene-

school to open. have been in contact with some- their traditional Veterans Day ceremonies and diction.

According to the district, the one who has been identi ed as a activities this year to adhere to social distancing “I was called earlier by one of our older veter-

Department of Health has a Con- COVID-19 case, the child must guidelines in light of the pandemic. ans who asked if we were having a Veteran’s Day

tact Tracing system in place when quarantine for a minimum of 14 In North Salem, about 30 people attended Ceremony. I told the person we would never not

they are noti ed of a con rmed days and his or her primary care the community’s ceremony including members have a ceremony honoring those who left civil-

case of COVID-19. e intent of physician should be consulted. of the Scouts and veterans from American Le- ian life and put on the uniform of the United

this system is to identify those who e student cannot attend in- gion Post 1866. States and taking an oath to uphold our Con-

may have been in contact with an person schooling until the De- A YouTube video lmed by John White is stitution and putting themselves in harms way

individual who has been identi ed partment of Health releases him available here: for all of us. Even in a year like this with CO-

as a COVID-19 case. or her from quarantine. As a re- On Wednesday, Nov. 11, members of the VID-19 pandemic,” Supervisor Warren Lucas

If your child is identi ed as a minder, if a student is becoming community gathered outside Town Hall. wrote on Facebook.

contact of the individual who test- ill, they should stay home from Wreaths were laid in front of the WWI Memo- Read the supervisor’s full speech on page 6.

ed positive, the district anticipates school and the school should be rial. A Girl Scout raised and lowered the ag SEE VETERANS DAY PAGE 6
honoring veterans. Pastor Tim Wagner of the
that you will receive a call from a noti ed.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 North Salem News – Page 3

Outhouse Orchard hosts Halloween event

e following is from Gail Pantezzi, co-chair of
the Halloween event:

It was a picture perfect, blue-sky day, with
the warmth of the sun enveloping all the
North Salem School District children and
their families as they made their way up the
hill to the Outhouse apple orchard and Corn
Maze, stopping to play games and listen to
the Music Makers, the Middle School-High
School Pop-Rock Band.

e photos show some of the costumes
worn by children and parents who were really
into the spirit of Halloween. e three family
costume contest winners were the beekeeper-
parents with their baby honeybee, the soft-
ball ensemble, and the pair of gira es! Prizes
were provided by Alice O’Leary Kerrigan,
owner of e Blazer Pub and Tom and Dawn
Christopher, owners of Front Street Cellar
Wine Shop, in Croton Falls.

Guessing the weight of the enormous 475
pound pumpkin fascinated adults and chil-
dren. e winner was Stephanie Novak who
guessed 474 pounds. A pizza certi cate to
Frank’s Pizzeria in Croton Falls was the prize,
along with a bottle of wine provided by Front
Street Cellar Wine Shop.

e band members very creatively provided
music enhanced by their seamless mixing of
instrument parts by band members who were
in quarantine. Many smiled at the sight of the
toddlers jiggling all around and creating their
own dance moves.

e Outhouse Family and their employees
made this all possible because of their gener-
osity in giving the town’s families the use of
their farm. e Republican Town Committee
sponsored the event as a non-political occa-
sion to provide Halloween in the time of a
pandemic. A group of volunteers pulled to-
gether in a few weeks to create 250 ribboned
bags of candy and provided activities. Event
Co-Chairmen Howard Hellwinkel and Gail
Pantezzi are thankful to: Ayden, Sal, John and
Bob, Elaine, Bill, Paul & Joan, Elina & Sam,
Janice and Ryan and Brett, Nzingha, Carly,
Briana and Katherine, Mary Cate and Larry,
Paul, Barbara, Susan, Lee Kei and Dean, Ma-
ria, Kurt, and Bill.

More photos are on pages 12-13.


Page 4 – North Salem News Thursday, November 19, 2020

Waterview gets permits to Applications open for
begin expansion county business program

e following is from Westchester and WiFi. If you do not have access

BY CAROL REIF Located on 10 acres, it shares a tree removal must be done be- County: to these, the County can help. Please

STAFF WRITER campus with Salem Hills Reha- tween Nov. 1 and March 31, note your needs on the application.

bilitation and Healthcare, which when they are hibernating. e Westchester County O ce All County residents are eligible to

e Waterview Hills Reha- o ers long-term care. e expansion will take place of Economic Development is now apply. Participants will be chosen

bilitation and Healthcare Cen- e site is hilly with extensive at the rear of the building. accepting applications for the Lau- from across every town, village, and

ter is getting closer to starting rock outcroppings. It also is part e setback permitted in the anch1000 program. is initiative city within Westchester County. For

construction on its new two- of the Muscoot Reservoir drain- R-1 zone is 150 feet. e Zon- is designed to jumpstart 1,000 new more information and to apply, visit

story wing. age basin in New York City’s ing Board of Appeals approved businesses. Westchester County is the Catalyst website. e application

Waterview Hills, located o watershed. Because the reservoir a 90-foot setback variance in providing this program in response and the FAQ are available in Spanish.

Route 22 in Purdys, was grant- is phosphorus-restricted and the 2018 and the Architectural Re- to the signi cant economic disrup- To ensure that everyone has

ed site plan approval in the fall project’s proposed site distur- view Board has approved the tion seen in 2020, with the goal of the opportunity to participate in

of 2019. It only recently came bance exceeds 5,000 square feet, building design. enabling 1,000 Westchester residents Launch1000, the O ce of Economic

back to town o cials with an a Stormwater Pollution Preven- Blasting will not be allowed to start a business or develop an in- Development is pleased to be able to

application for a building per- tion Plan had to be provided. during construction and work come stream for themselves and their provide laptops and online access to

mit, which will be sent to the e Planning Board, on Nov. crews must keep their equip- families. individuals who need them. For more

International Code Council 6, 2019, determined that, in ac- ment on campus. Parking Launch1000 is an online, self- information, send an email to Busi-

for review, a nonpro t associa- cordance with the State Envi- for workers may be provided paced program teaching residents to [email protected] and

tion that provides certi cation, ronmental Quality Review Act, o -site. e addition’s exter- evaluate your idea, test it with po- mention Launch1000 in the subject

accreditation, codi cation and the project would not have a nal lighting must be “dark sky” tential customers, and see if it seems line.

other services. negative impact on the environ- compliant, to prevent light from likely to succeed. Results will depend Eligible applications must meet

e addition would not in- ment. As a result, an Environ- shining onto neighboring prop- on your own motivation and your certain criteria and will be scored on

crease capacity at the 130-bed mental Impact Statement is not erties and eliminate an upward own hard work. As you progress a number of factors. Support sta are

facility even though 10 rooms required. glow. through the program, additional re- available to assist with the application

will be added because Water- However, the Planning Town o cials determined sources such as mentorship, valuable form, and team members involved

view Hills plans to recon gure Board’s resolution noted that that the project won’t alter or in- introductions, and even grants, will with providing that assistance will not

10 existing double rooms for trees had been removed and crease tra c in the hamlet. be made available. e program will be part of the review team. Call 914-

single occupancy. would need to be remediated. e expanded and recon- begin around anksgiving, and takes 995-2900 and ask for help with your

It would include, however, a It also noted that northern gured parking lot for the new about 16 weeks to complete. Launch1000 application, or email

new subacute therapy suite and long-eared bats, a documented wing is expected to improve Applicants will be admitted on a Business-FIRST@westchestergov.

dining and recreation space. threatened species, were found internal tra c circulation. New rolling basis until all 1,000 seats in com. Telephone support is avail-

Waterview Hills o ers short- to roost in trees in the area dur- internal sidewalks also are Launch1000 are lled. e program able from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday

term care and rehabilitation. ing the summer, so any further planned. requires access to a tablet or laptop, through Friday.

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Veterans Day speech from
Supervisor Warren Lucas

“One that Americans have gathered 1776. Whether they served in sacri ces they made to serve our neighbors. ey represent the

hundred on November 11th to mark Vet- time of war or peace, America’s country. Veterans are this nation’s nest men and women America

years ago, the erans Day. But this solemn oc- veterans all share a common unsung heroes. has to o er, and for most, their

then-Supervisor of casion goes back much further. bond: eir unwavering belief in In peacetime, especially, it was time in uniform represents a de-

the town, Albert Lobdell, It has its origins at the end of the cause of freedom, a belief so easy to forget that these men and ning moment in their lives.

installed this stone and plaque World War I. e time when Su- strong they were willing to give women were on duty, in lonely Not every veteran has seen

in front of Town Hall along with pervisor Lobdell was here with their lives, if need be, in its de- outposts around the world. Our combat, of course. But even in

the trees that bracket them. It is a other townspeople and dignitar- fense. Sadly, nearly a million have veterans have missed the births peacetime, they face dangers that

monument to our veterans from ies installing the monument we made the ultimate sacri ce. of their children, wedding anni- most other Americans never hear

WWI, some who gave their lives see in front of our Town Hall. It After the Korean War in 1954, versaries and graduations. ey about rescuing crewmembers

for our country. People often say has its origins in the fall of 1918, President Dwight Eisenhower have spent holidays in soggy rice from downed aircraft, or provid-

history repeats itself. e country during the worst of the pandem- renamed the holiday “Veter- paddies in Vietnam, amid the ing relief supplies after a natural

then was exiting the grips of the ic, at “the 11th hour of the 11th ans Day,” to salute all veterans, stinging sands of the Iraqi desert, disaster all come with elements

Spanish Flu Pandemic, which last- day of the 11th month,” when no matter when or where they in the cold and rugged mountains of risk. We thank God we have

ed from the spring of 1918 through the guns fell silent on Europe’s served. of Eastern Europe, in the wind- always had young men and

1920. A number of people in our muddy battle elds. It was called While the name has changed blown snow above the Arctic women ready to do them.

towns died from that u. Armistice Day and Poppy Day over the years, its purpose re- Circle, ever ready, ever vigilant to Our veterans are living exam-

is is another unique year and Remembrance Day then. mains unchanged: to remember protect all of us from any danger. ples of what it means to be good

with the COVID-19 pandemic, In fact, this site is also an the sacri ce of those who have Today the Military of the citizens. ey have given us a

very similar to the time when historical site from the Revolu- died and to honor those who are United States is deployed in lifetime of service, and the coun-

Veterans Day began. tionary War as the plaques over still with us.We owe much to our more than 150 countries around try has been enriched by their

Like them, we must gather to- there portray. Soldiers were here veterans, and it is a debt we can the world, with over 165,000 of contributions, as we see here to-

day to honor the men and women who fought in and witnessed the never truly repay. eir stories its active-duty personnel serving day, both in and out of uniform.

who have worn our nation’s uni- surrender of 8,000 of General are the story of our history, be- outside the United States. To all veterans, we say, “ ank

form. More importantly, we join Cornwalis’s men at Yorktown, cause America rose to greatness Our troops are spread across you.” ank you for your sacri-

together to thank them for their Virginia, which won us our inde- on their shoulders. We owe them the globe: approximately 68,000 ces, for your sense of duty,

service and their devotion to duty pendence in 1776 in our Revolu- our very way of life, our freedom are stationed in Europe; approxi- and for your service. Our

as they did 100 years ago on this tionary War. to live, work and raise our fami- mately 80,000 in East Asia and nation salutes you, and

property at the location we will By 2020, more than 48 mil- lies as we please. e very least we the Paci c region, and over 5,000 we gathered here today

today be placing our wreaths. lion Americans have served in can do is to honor their sacri ces, in North Africa, the Near East, salute you.”

Today marks the 66th year our country’s armed forces since and thank them for all they’ve and South Asia;

done for this great country. More than 17 million veterans

eir families and friends may are alive today. We know them

have been the only ones who as our fathers and mothers, our

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Page 8 – North Salem News Opinion Thursday, November 19, 2020


A labor of suds

THE ferings. In addition there was a for the record… I received a across the globe. Sort of stumped me honestly..
KATONAH new beer release that night and major eye roll from Mrs. KBM Well, I applaud Wegmans ankfully, e Google and a
BEER MAN the aptly named Can-A-Bliss 7% for this theory..) blurb in
Hazy IPA didn’t disappoint with drawing a bold line in the sand came to the rescue: “In order for a
JOHN BART its oral and crisp pro le. https://www.captainlawrence- and organizing their several beer to be certi ed as “organic,” it, 369 beer aisles by LOCATION OF must be grown without toxic pesti-
Well.. it’s been two years We tried a few complimentary Lexington Ave, Mount Kisco, BREWERY. Wow. I like cides or synthetic fertilizers in soil
of monthly columns.. samples of other avors: NY 10549, (behind Ferguson it. Example: I hope to get to that has been free from chemicals
hope you’ve enjoyed Bath & Kitchen), Instagram: Oregon someday as I hear their for at least three years. Moreover,
reading them as much as I’ve Paradise Waits: also a 7% CaptainLawrence_Mount Kisco craft beer (and donut) scene is as might be imagined, absolutely
enjoyed writing them and the Hazy IPA gave us more Tropics spectacular. All I needed to do no GMOs are allowed to be pres-
research isn’t too bad either! up front with a pine nish FOOD SHOPPING AT was amble over to the Portland ent within a beer certi ed as being
ITS BEST: WEGMANS, section and see the full range of organic.”
FIELD TRIP: CAPTAIN Captain’s Oktoberfest: a solid, HARRISON breweries from e City of Roses As Sir Albert Howard (founder
LAWRENCE MOUNT KISCO 5%, seasonally malty o ering and corresponding styles (IPAs, of the organic farming unit) says
BARREL HOUSE, MOUNT e Mecca of Western New Stouts, Lagers,..) all together. is “the health of soil, plant, animal,
KISCO On the Gose and Sour side York supermarkets has arrived in makes regional tasting a snap. and man is one and indivisible”.
of things: we sampled and liked Westchester County. Well said.
e awesome local brewery both the tart and salty 4.9% Jeju as Selection of all other foods and Our Geoscientist recommends
Captain Lawrence opened an well as the well balanced 7% Barrel e entire KBM family will sundries is extensive (I recommend e Peak Organic 7.1% IPA “as
outpost in Mount Kisco, and select golden ale respectively attest to the special memories their house sauces). Prices are a working man’s session. ere
Mrs. KBM and I attended their made inside the Bu alo Weg- decent and everyone is sooo nice, is something nice about its taste,
Grand Opening a few weeks ago. I was happy to bring home the mans during our Christmastimes as if they imported them directly clean nish. Love the organic soil
seasonal limited release Golden of yore. from Erie County. / beer concept. I’m down with it
Housed in an industrial build- Delicious Ale aged in apple brandy and the whole regenerative farm-
ing with plenty of parking, we barrels, checking in at 11%. Why? Because there’s some- READER REVIEWS ing thing. Check out Kiss the
were greeted right away and given thing for everyone in this huge Our DC correspondent checks Ground on Net ix for more.”
a tour through this big, clean, Food-wise the Barrel House store with a small welcoming feel Pickup it up at Key Foods in
industrially vibed space. Why menu is a win! We shared a ter- due to well organized sections of in with boozy kombucha.. I Bedford amongst other retailers,
“Barrel House”? Because this ri c brussels sprouts appy with amazing food of all kinds, like happen to like kombucha and the Cheers!
location is where barrel aging Shishido peppers and pickled gin- quaint individual shoppes. See report indicates Flying Ember’s
occurs for their sour beers as well ger as well as a solid pickle platter. more about the Wegmans allure out of Ventura, CA 4% was e Katonah Beer Man
bourbons that are sold under the We paired the Oktoberfest with in the Washington Post article at refreshing and fruity, low sugar, e: eKatonahBeerMan@gmail.
Current Spirits label. the Pork Carnitas taco and house bottom of this section. com
made citra hop infused cheddar- avorful, and no vinegary taste. I i: Instagram - thekatonahbeerman,
We were seated at a table for jalapeno sausage, a mouthful to say ey excel in the beer game trust this reader’s taste implicitly, plenty of room for more followers
two in the main area that was and delicious to eat. with many of the food display so I’ll be on the lookout. Also, the w: https://thekatonahbeerman.
very well spaced with a mix of areas adorned with appropriate fermentation process is similar to
larger tables, and cool background Nice gift shop with beer to go, New York centric beer pairings beer brewing and kits are available : Smithsonian archive of past
tunes playing. Masks worn by all. apparel, glassware, snacks, and right there on the display! on articles can be found here: https://
such. Also, a solid back yard patio
As expected, a strong tap and area for hanging. On top of that, they organize e More You Know.. slash-lewisboro/sections/food-and-
can beer game representing the their beer aisles with a unique I had a question in the mailbag drink/articles
full gamut of the Captain’s of- I admire that Captain Lawrence approach… from loyal reader and Geoscientist:
moved forward with their opening “KBM, rst – congrats on your
and did so in a safe yet fun way. A It can be di cult to explore Bu alo Bills and current AFC
solid hang for sure and one that I or nd a particular brewery or East dominance. But what is an
am certain to repeat. beer in many beer shops despite organic beer?”
varied schemes developed by the
Also, I appreciate that the sta best beer organization minds
did their best to not let on that
they recognized me… (though

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Listen up!

READING, city bus going home from high school, I tive listener – comprehend, retain and cats, horses, dolphins, rats and pigeons.
WRITING & heard two girls sitting towards the back respond. An active listener pays attention e moth is considered to have the best
CHOCOLATE of the bus discussing a cute boy. I heard to the speaker’s words and body language
KIM my name mentioned and listened as one to fully understand the information that hearing in the world! Moths can hear at
KOVACH girl complained, “Victor is going out with the speaker is trying to convey. e active higher frequencies than bats, using this
Kim Kovach!” listener then tries to retain the key points skill to escape predators.
The other morning I was just of the speaker’s message. Finally, the
nishing my breakfast of mini My excellent hearing has allowed me active listener must be able to respond Bats are known for echolocation,
crumb cakes and co ee when to eavesdrop on many conversations in to the speaker by o ering suggestions, their ability to determine direction by
the distinctive high-pitched whine of an work situations or sitting in a restau- sympathy or solutions. squeaking while ying and listening
electric drill from the neighbor’s place rant. I encourage my writing students to the sound rebounding back to their
made me wince. to eavesdrop to improve their skills in Listening is not the same thing as ears. Dogs can hear much higher sound
writing dialogue. e origin of the term hearing. Listening requires concentra- frequencies than humans.
I have excellent hearing. I consider this “eavesdrop” referred to the water drip- tion in order for the brain to process the
auditory ability to be one of my super ping down from the roof edges of a house meaning of words and sounds. Hearing Cats use three dozen muscles in each
powers. As a young child, I can remem- to the ground below. Eventually, the is the physical act of the ear perceiving ear with a hearing range of 45 hertz –
ber sitting on the top step in our two- term “eavesdropping” came to describe a sounds. 64,000 hertz. Cats have the ability to
story home and listening to my mother person who stands under the eaves of a rotate their ears 180 degrees for full
talking on the kitchen phone to one of house to secretly overhear a conversation. Our sense of hearing is considered an peripheral sound coverage. I had a cat
her many friends. I could hear the latest important survival skill to avoid danger. who could hear when I sat down in the
gossip while taking a break from play- I consider myself to be a good listener. rocking chair in the living room and he
ing with my Barbie dolls or doing my I am attentive, thoughtful and caring e human ear uses three muscles to hear would run in from the bedroom to jump
homework. when in conversation with a friend or an average range of 20 hertz to 20,000 up in my lap!
family member. In college, my favorite hertz. Hertz is an international unit
As a teen, my super hearing overheard nickname was from my friend, Scott. He to measure frequency of one cycle per Annoying sounds for human ears in-
remarks in the school hallways and called me “Doc” because friends always second. clude leaf blowers, squealing car brakes,
cafeteria. One afternoon on the crowded felt comfortable telling me their prob- jackhammers, barking dogs, snoring, and
lems. Many animals have exceptional hear- wind chimes.
ing ability. According to the internet, the
ere are three parts of being an ac- top ten animals with the best hearing Kim Kovach hears everything. www.
include moths, bats, owls, elephants, dogs,

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It all comes out in the end

celebration, if you want to “Well, the good news is once because, honestly, there are you know, I gotta go.”
you do this, you won’t have to some things in life we are just “No problem,” she said and
call it that, which will hap- get another one for ve years,” meant to do alone. My husband,
he said. however, was under the errone- hung up.
TRACY pen for a good portion of the ous belief that I should have lots Within the course of the
BECKERMAN evening.” I glared at him. “Assuming I of support to help me through
can get through the rst one.” this process. And thus, it came next 20 minutes, I heard from
He blinked as he regis- as a complete surprise to me my mother, my father, my
I’d actually been through when, as I sat on my throne, my brother, my sister-in-law, my
tered what was about to take something like this once before, phone rang. former babysitter, the guy who
more or less, when I ate some rotates my tires, my senator,
place. I was sure he was re- bad shrimp in Peru, so I kind “Hey Mom,” how’s it going?” Anderson Cooper, and Oprah,
of knew what to expect. But of asked my son. all calling to ask how it was go-
calling his own colonoscopy course, nothing truly prepares ing and o er words of encour-
you for the equivalent of an “I’m kind of in the middle of agement.
“ What’s with all the prep several months prior internal power washing on an something right now,” I said.
Gatorade?” my otherwise lovely evening. When Finally, when I was just
husband asked when he told me that he now the doctor said the prep was the “Yeah, I know. Dad told us.” about done with my ordeal, the
knew rsthand how Mount worst part, I had thought he I silently took a moment to phone rang one more time.
Vesuvius felt when it erupted. I meant the mental preparation wish a prostate exam on my
for having a medical procedure. husband. “Hi,” said a voice I didn’t rec-
when I walked in the door with tried to be supportive but see- I didn’t realize it was the six- “So, I’m not really in a good ognize. “We’d like to o er you
hour assault on my intestines place to talk right now,” I said. a free estimate on getting your
two bulging bags of the stu . ing there wasn’t much I could that would make me wonder “Oh, sure! No worries. Call ducts cleaned.”
if I should have invested in a me later.”
“It’s for tonight,” I said really do to help, I basically just Tempur-Pedic toilet seat and “ anks,” I said. “But I think
bought stock in Charmin. irty seconds later the I’m good now for ve years.”
matter-of-factly. shouted out words of encour- phone rang again.
I had hoped not to let it be For more humor, sign up for
“Is there a special occasion agement while giving thanks known that I was doing this “Hi Mama,” said my daugh- Tracy’s “Lost in Midlife”
ter. “How are you feeling?” Newsletter at tracybeckerman.
that calls for large amounts of for the fact that we had a place com/newsletter.
“Not great. Gotta go, because,
uorescent green liquid to be with two bathrooms.

ingested?” he asked, wonder- “Sorry honey,” he said. “Is

ing if perhaps he’d forgotten an there anything I can do?”

obscure holiday that was cel- “You may want to leave the

ebrated with excessive amounts country until this is over,” I said.

of electrolytes. “And take the dog. ere’s no

“Yes,” I said. “ e occasion is reason he needs to be exposed

my colonoscopy tomorrow and to this kind of apocalyptic

the Gatorade will facilitate the trauma at his young age.”

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 OPINION North Salem News – Page 11

Civic engagement

MAN have become glaringly apparent, would have perished 30 years ago. Remember when your mother no one can tell you in advance
OVERBOARD and I’d like to make fun of them Speaking of colleges I couldn’t said you had to eat your vegeta- what it’s going to cost. And the
now. bles and go to the dentist? She price varies so widely around
RICK get into, the Electoral College didn’t do that to make herself the country for the same
MELÉN e two-party system of seems like an institution whose popular in the polls. She did it procedure that you barely know
government seems to be kind time might have come. It was because she loves you, and knew how to proceed. I’m not sure I
After this election I’m of a failure. Since the Supreme invented to give a bit more that someday after your braces like the word “socialism,” but I
completely drained and Court ruling in “Citizens weight to less populous states were o you’d smile straighter at don’t like the word “bankrupt-
exhausted, and not in the United v the FEC,” corpora- who couldn’t compete with big her. at’s the same thing leaders cy” either. I don’t know what
good way like when I say, “wow, tions have been allowed to cities in the popular vote. But it’s do if they’re really on their game: the answer to health care is, but
that was great,” and light up a pour money into our electoral come to bestow outsized pow- they make us do things, like I know that doing nothing is
cigarette even though I don’t system and cloud the results. ers to rural areas susceptible to wear a mask in the middle of a going to cost us all more in the
smoke. It’s more like, “wow, MacDonald’s could very well be nutty theories and fringe groups. pandemic, that might be incon- end, regardless of which end
I feel cheap and used, and I electing our next president, and I’m not sure I want my president venient, but have long-term we’re paying through.
need a shower right now,” even it could be Mayor McCheese. elected by the people who live in positive consequences beyond
though I don’t smoke. It’s been With only two parties to choose Area 51, and I hear the people this week’s news cycle. Maybe Remember when politicians
four years of utter divisiveness, from, issues that I don’t espouse in Area 52 are sick to death of the restrictions are going too used to compromise? Neither
and I’d like to start liking people are being piled onto the platform them, too. far, but I can’t help thinking do I. But they used to at least
again who don’t agree with me, way too close to me. What if I’m that if people embraced the SAY they did, leading people
and that covers a large swath in favor of scal responsibility Remember when Reagan masks in the rst place, we to believe that conceding a
of humanity. I’ve never had this but not in favor of doing noth- said, “Tear down that wall!” Or wouldn’t be in this mess. I hate few crumbs to the other side
problem before. I’ve never been ing about climate change? What George W. Bush said into a “gaiter-hair” as much as you do, and actually getting something
a political person, and I’d rather if I don’t accept racism but don’t bullhorn, “ e rest of the world but it’s where we are right now. done was a virtue. Imagine
not be one now. I’ve voted for like illegal immigration either? hears you,” or when Daniel Day- that. I know I’m just an average
republicans, I don’t consider It’s like choosing from a Chinese Lewis said, “Let us strive on to Remember when I had my guy, not particularly bright, and
myself particularly liberal, and I restaurant menu where I order rotator cu surgery? Yes you that’s why I value people who
have a general distrust of every- General Tso’s chicken and have to nish the work we are in, to bind do, because you heard me cry- are. Doctors, scientists, physi-
one who lies to me, regardless accept nuts that I never heard of up the nation’s wounds!” Okay, ing in pain all the way inside cists, people who spent their life
of their party a liation. But along with it. By the way, if I were he wasn’t actually a president but your house. I’m lucky: I have learning about things that make
there are some problems with a general in an army I wouldn’t he did play Lincoln in a movie. a good medical plan at work, the world run. Even if I’m not
our system of government that appreciate everybody knowing When something bad (or good) and I can’t complain about my the smartest guy in the world,
I was chicken and hung around happens in America or in the health, although others have I’m smart enough to know what
with a bunch of nuts. All I’m world, I expect the president complained about it. But when I don’t know.
saying is that If I had only two to stand at the podium and say the doctor says you need a test
parties to choose from in college I something intelligent and mean- and they send you to the lab, Say hello at: [email protected]
ingful. I hope that will happen

Treatment for Skin Cancer

What you need to know…

Ask the Doctor Q: How is skin cancer treated? Also, it’s fast. After just two weeks of fteen-minute
A: Traditionally, skin cancers have been treated either treatments with HDRBT, treatment is complete.
Ashwatha Narayana, MD with Moh’s surgery, in which the cancerous tissue is In fact, the treatment itself takes only three to
Chairman, Radiation Oncology removed, or by conventional radiation. Both methods four minutes!
Northern Westchester Hospital offer success rates of 96 to 99 percent. However, now a Q. Who is the ideal candidate for
third option – High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDRBT) this type of treatment?
Learn more about – offers a unique cosmetic bene t that’s particularly A. The cosmetic bene t is especially valuable if
Dr. Naryana, visit valuable for skin cancers the face, head and neck. you have skin cancer near your lips, nose or eyes. Q. What’s so unique about this With this treatment, there is minimal to no scarring.
narayana new type of treatment? This new radiation therapy is also great for elderly
A. With a Moh’s procedure, the cancer is cut out, patients who might not tolerate surgery. In
leaving behind a hole which is lled with skin from Westchester County, we have a high population
somewhere else on your body. This forms a scar. of older community members with skin cancer –
With conventional radiation for skin cancer, not only this treatment has worked really well for them.
is the tumor radiated, but so are its “margins,” or Q. Is there anything else you’d like
edges. As a result, a wide area is radiated – sometimes to say about HDRBT?
causing the skin to thin or break, to get a bit darker or A. Currently, Northern Westchester Hospital is the
lighter, to develop red streaks, or to appear scarred only community hospital in Westchester offering
or wrinkled. If this happens on your face, it is often HDRBT for skin cancer. There’s this myth that
highly visible. community hospitals can’t provide the most advanced
By contrast, HDRBT involves radiating much smaller cancer care. But that’s simply not the case. Here,
margins around the tumor. If we’re treating a tumor patients experience the warmth of a community
near the eye with conventional radiation, its wider hospital, yet receive a level of cancer care that’s
field of radiation creates the risk of blindness, first-rate.
or of damaging the lens, or of the breakdown of
surrounding tissue. But with concentrated HDRBT,
these risks significantly diminish.

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Chapel at Croton Falls Hudson Hills in Ossining and Sprain Lake
and Dunwoodie, both in Yonkers.

Chapel at Croton Falls, 609 Route 22, Holiday golf gift cards can be purchased

Croton Falls, NY at all Westchester County golf courses No-

On Sunday, November 22 at 10:30 on vember 16 through December 31.

zoom, “Gratitude and anksgiving” In- Go to for more

terfaith Service will gather to acknowledge information.

and share the gifts and blessings of this Operation Defend the
year’s Harvest! Please join us as we con-

template how we have grown and changed, Holidays for Deployed
what we’ve learned, and what intentions Military Soldiers
we want to set for the coming seasons. Join

Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.

us/j/79284921826 Meeting ID: 792 8492 e North Salem Republican Town

1826, Passcode: uy850m Committee is partnering with United for

Golf Gift Cards the Troops ( to
sponsor a gift collection initiative for sol-

diers who are serving overseas

Want to buy terri c holiday gifts for this holiday season. We have set up collec-

yourself and your friends? tion boxes with local businesses where resi-

GolfWestchester is getting into the hol- dents can drop o donations through Friday

iday spirit early by o ering deals that add December 4th. Families and children might

a 10 percent value to golf gift cards pur- also consider writing letters or drawing pic-

chased between Monday, November 16 tures of appreciation that can be distributed

and ursday, December 31. For example, to the soldiers along with the gifts.

$10 will be added to a $100 gift card; $20 Collection boxes are at the following lo-

will be added to a $200 gift card. cations:

County Executive George Latimer said: Kingsley’s Deli, 252 June Road, North

“Our County’s six 18-hole golf courses Salem, NY Gordon’s Deli, 10 Front Street,

were very popular last season, and we ex- Croton Falls, NY

pect the same in 2021. No matter their age, Hay eld’s, 1 Bloomer Road, North Sa-

skill level or frequency of participation, all lem, NY

players will appreciate the added monetary Please consider purchasing some of your

value that the “Black Friday” gift cards of- donations at these establishments!

fer. ey’re fantastic presents for the golf- Any questions? Please email us at north-

ers on your holiday list.” [email protected] or visit www.

e county’s golf courses are Maple

Moor in White Plains; Saxon Woods in SEE ROCK PAGE 15
Scarsdale; Mohansic in Yorktown Heights;

Please donate to our local
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Help bring the All toys and
holiday season donations
to the children distributed

in all our locally.

Checks can be made payable to Toys for Tots Foundation and mailed to
P.O. Box 628, Mahopac, NY 10541

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 BALANCED ROCK North Salem News – Page 15

ROCK or nd out more can also contact extended holiday hours on four ence, and ice-sculpture carvings tendees are asked to register for
us (914)242-7433 or via email at consecutive weekends start- will provide a live performance- a free speci c time slot at ridge-

Hayfields [email protected] ing November 27. Additionally, art show throughout the down- While admission is
temporary pop-up shops that town area. A magical light show free, some events and shows will
North Salem complement downtown mer- will wash over the trees and require pre-paid ticketing.

A note from Hay elds: Cars Recreation Dept chants will be set up in Ballard buildings during the four-week- ose events include:
and Co ee has gotten too big
Park and Lounsbury House, of- long village experience. • Concerts in Ballard Park

and too often. erefore, it is Floor Hockey fering additional sales of goods Santa’s Workshop will fea- • Victorian Carousel and

now implementing a parking Program has begun but there and gift items. Urstadt Biddle ture such kid activities as story amusement rides at Lounsbury

reservation system. is applies is still room! Open oor for boys Properties will provide a retail readings, pictures with reindeer, House

to every Sunday of the month. If and girls to practice, scrimmage, space on Bailey Avenue as a gift- and painting. Attendees can also • Live Musical Performances

you plan to patronize Hay elds and learn a few new skills with wrapping and Holiday Village enjoy live music from DJ Big on Main Street

on Sunday mornings for Cars & friends. No experience necessary. information center. Daddy Sean McKee on Friday • Circus Performances

Co ee, you will need to reserve a All COVID-19 guidelines fol- Live music and other perfor- nights and other yet-unnamed • A tree-lighting ceremony

parking spot. lowed. $50 fee for 5 weeks.Tues- mances will transform Ballard musical acts. Ridge eld eater organized by First Selectman

Hay elds is also now charging days at JB Park, 15 Sunset Drive. Park into a winter wonderland, Barn will facilitate holiday per- Rudy Marconi will occur Fri-

$10/car to cover the increased 4:00-4:45pm (2nd-4th grade), large screen TVs will facilitate formances for kids. And there day night, November 27, and

cost of local police tra c pa- 5:00-5:45pm (5th & 6th grade). safe-distance trivia games for all, are more activities to come. will take place with limited in-

trol, additional parking sta and [email protected] a Victorian carousel will be part To prevent large crowds and person participation and via

trash pick up. The Schoolhouse of the amusement-ride experi- keep the public COVID-safe, at- livestream.
Reservations are as follows:

8 a.m. - 45 minutes Theater Our Hearts Ache for You
9 a.m. - 45 minutes Our Tears Flow with Yours
10 a.m. - 45 minutes Upcoming Zoom readings in- Our Arms Long To Hold You
ere are 45 spots available
each hour. Parking will be re- Nov. 20: An afternoon with
served and held for those that Suzannah Nason and Bram
have a reservation. Lewis

You can enjoy your time at the Nov. 27: e Trip to Bountiful

store and in the parking lot for Dec. 5: Alan Sklar read “A May Our Quaker Meeting

the above alloted time and then Childs Christmas in Wales”
we kindly ask you to move along Dec. 12: “A Tuna Christmas”

for the next patron to park. Dec. 19: “A Christmas Carol” Offer You Comfort and Peace

NOTE: If you do not have a by Charles Dickens

reservation and/or you are not Dec. 26: “ e Man Who The Silence May Provide Solace
grabbing food to go you will not Came to Dinner” by Moss Hart

be allowed on property if we are and George S. Kaufman In These Times

at capacity. Jan. 2: “ is Wonderful Life”

Hay elds also asks patrons to Jan. 19: “12th Night” by Wil-

respect town roads and the com- liam Shakespeare Croton Valley Quaker Meeting
munity and to keep noise down For more information on how

and drive to the posted speed to join the Zoom readings, visit 210 Meeting House Road
Mt.Kisco, NY 10549
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Caramoor presents Laura Osnes United Way announces
and Tony Yazbeck benefit stream grants in latest round
of funding
e following is from tinue to delight audiences

Caramoor: for years to come.” e

November 20 event was

Tony Award nominees lmed in Caramoor’s Mu- e following is from United Way: Food and Shelter funding distrib-

Laura Osnes (Rodgers and sic Room on November 7. uted earlier this year to help our

Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Known for its historic e United Way of Westches- nonpro t partners address the ba-

Anything Goes) and Tony furnishings and superior ter and Putnam announced that sic human needs of families in our

Yazbeck (On the Town, acoustics, the “intimate, el- an additional $110,000 in grants community.’’

Finding Neverland) make egant Music Room” (New have been distributed among 14 e funds were made avail-

their Caramoor debut with York Times) of the Rosen local, nonpro t organizations re- able through the New York State

an e ervescent evening House makes an ideal sponding to unparalleled food and Board of the Emergency Food and

of song and dance called setting for Caramoor’s housing needs driven by the CO- Shelter Program (EFSP) Boards

“ ings Are Looking Up: streaming series, which the VID-19 pandemic. to Westchester county. is pro-

An Evening of Gershwin same paper calls “adventur- “ e economic e ects of the gram provides federal funding,

Greats and Other Favor- ous and excellent.” COVID-19 public health crisis which helps extend currently

ites” in this year’s Cabaret Tickets: $50, $75, $125 have left many of our neighbors available services for the hungry

in the Music Room Ben- (all are fully tax deductible) with food and housing insecuri- or homeless or at risk of eviction.

e t. eir program cele- PHOTO: GABE PALACIO e stream will be avail- ties,” said United Way President e United Way of Westchester
and CEO Tom Gabriel. “United and Putnam is the administrative
brates the music of George Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes in able to view for 24 hours Way is honored to be able to dis- agent of the Local EFSP Boards

Gershwin, in whose Crazy Caramoor’s Music Room earlier this month. from Friday, Nov 20 at

For You the two recently 9:30 p.m. to Saturday, Nov tribute $110,000 more of funding in Westchester and Putnam coun-

wowed audiences together 21 at 10 p.m. into the Westchester community. ties.

at Lincoln Center. As OperaWire predicted: “It’s For more information: ese funds are in addition to the “Lifting Up Westchester is

safe to say that this pair of triple threats will con- laura-osnes-tony-yazbeck-livestream $1 million from the Emergency so grateful to granters like the

United Way who are providing

SCHNEIDER emergency funding support dur-
ing this time of crisis. e ESFP
grant will provide rent assistance
to individuals who are part of our
Supportive Housing Program

FINANCIAL and who have lost their jobs as a
result of the pandemic,” said Ana-
haita Kotval, CEO of Lifting Up
Westchester. “Our clients, who are
already so vulnerable, need us now

GROUP more than ever.”
is is the third round of grants

awarded to nonpro ts through the
United Way of Westchester and
Putnam this year. First, in May,
31 nonpro t organizations were

collectively awarded $120,000

in funding thanks to the United

friendly, Way’s John M. Bendheim Com-
munity Disaster Response Fund
and Bonwit Fund, as well as e

professional, PepsiCo Foundation. en in June,
the United Way distributed $1
million in Emergency Food and

sound advice Shelter funding.
Here is a list of organizations

that received funding in the lat-

for your est round:
business or personal Caring for the Hungry &

Homeless of Peekskill
Catholic Charities Community

Services, Archdiocese of New York

tax and financial Feeding Westchester
Friends of Karen
Gullotta House

situation HOPE Community Services,Inc.
Hudson Valley Community
Services, Inc.

Julia Dyckman Andrus Me-

morial, Inc.

845-628-5400 | [email protected] Lifting Up Westchester Ossining Micro Fund

e Bridge Fund of New York,

824 Route 6, Suite 4 | Mahopac, NY 10541 Inc

omas H. Slater Center, Inc.

Westchester Community Op-

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Tigers teams
head into playoffs

Don’t see your team’s results NORTH SALEM 2,

or statistics listed? Coaches, par- PUTNAM VALLEY 1

ents, or players can send them to Friday, Nov. 13 (at Putnam

[email protected]. To Valley)

view the schedule of upcoming e Tigers went on the road PHOTO COURTESY OF SERGEJ ZOUBOK

games, visit northsalemcentral. and beat another league rival, Lily Guiliano securing a fourth consecutive

Boys Soccer (6-3) league title for North Salem.
Michael Lulaj and Noah Elias seed and a rst-round bye in the Brady Ellicott (1 goal, rst as a Saturday, Nov. 14 (at North
each had one goal and one assist. Putnam-Northern Westchester varsity player), Kiki DeModna Salem)

NORTH SALEM 4, Sean Ely (4 saves) and Dan Nes- Small School bracket. e Tigers (2 assists), and Krista DeModna e Tigers wrapped up their

CROTON 1 bitt (4 saves) split time in goal. were scheduled to host either No. (1 assist). Allegra DelliCarpini regular season with a 6-1 win

Wednesday, Nov. 11 (at Cro- 7 Haldane or No. 10 Putnam and Anna Laraia combined for over Haldane. ey were led by

ton) BYRAM HILLS 6, NORTH Valley on Wednesday, Nov. 18. the shutout with zero saves. e Jane Fetterolf (2 goals), Cassie

North Salem maintained its SALEM 0 e semi nals are scheduled for Edgemont keeper had 26 saves. Pelosi (1 goal, 1 assist), Camille

unblemished league record with Saturday, Nov. 14 (at Byram Friday, Nov. 20, followed by the Flayhan (1 goal), Jessie Bossi (1

a 4-1 win over Croton. North Hills) nals on Sunday, Nov. 22. UPCOMING SCHEDULE goal), Carolyne Barella (1) Ash-

Salem jumped out to a 4-0 half- A last-minute venue change Field Hockey e Tigers earned the No. 2 ley Binette (1 assist), and Anna
time lead behind two goals each shifted the game from North seed in the Putnam-Northern Behler (1 assist).

from Jake Yoel and Noah Elias. Salem to Byram Hills, and the (9-1-2) Westchester Small School brack-
Michael Lulaj, Alex Zoubok, and Tigers’ winning streak came to et. ey were slated to host No. UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Elias each had one assist. Robbie an end with a 6-0 loss. e Bob- 7 Byram Hills on Monday, Nov. North Salem earned the No. 2

Moia was in goal for North Sa- cats jumped out to a 4-0 halftime NORTH SALEM 6, 16, after this paper went to press. seed and a rst-round bye in the

lem and had four saves. lead and never looked back. For EDGEMONT 0 e second round is scheduled Putnam-Northern Westchester

Tyler Sandor had just stepped North Salem, Dan Nesbitt (2 Friday, Nov. 13 (at Edgemont) for Wednesday, Nov. 18, followed Small School bracket. e Ti-

in to relieve Moia when the ref- saves), Sean Ely (2 saves), Robbie North Salem was led by se- by the nals on Friday, Nov. 20. gers will face the winner of No.

eree called the game due to rain Moia (1 save), and Tyler Sandor nior captain Juliet Serra, who Girls Soccer (7-2) 7 Croton-Harmon and No. 10
Haldane on ursday, Nov. 19.
with 29 minutes remaining. San- (0 saves) split time in goal. notched a hat trick in her nal

dor had no shots against him. regular-season game. Also scor- e semi nals were scheduled

Croton’s goalkeeper made 14 UPCOMING SCHEDULE ing were Anna Fetterol (1 goal, NORTH SALEM 6, for Saturday, Nov. 21, followed by

saves. North Salem earned the No. 2 2 assists), Skylar Bender (1 goal), HALDANE 1 the nals on Monday, Nov. 23.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 SPORTS North Salem News – Page 19

Fetterolf to play lacrosse at Michigan

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Jane Fetterolf had already
SPORTS EDITOR done the honors, but she
recreates her National
Jane Fetterolf is going from a small Letter of Intent signing
for friends and family at
school to the Big House. a ceremony on Thursday,
Nov. 12.
e North Salem senior has signed a
National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at
Jane Fetterolf and her family
the University of Michigan, which ended

the abbreviated 2019 season ranked No. 12

in the nation.

“ e second I stepped on campus, I kind

of knew it was the place to be because of

the tremendous school spirit and just the

academics and athletics,” Fetterolf said.

“ ey’re very competitive, and the coaching

sta there is incredible.”

e mid elder has played for the var-

sity girls lacrosse team since eighth grade,

notching more than 100 goals. She earned

All-League and All-Section honors as a

sophomore (her junior year was canceled

due to the coronavirus). A three-sport ath-

lete, Fetterolf also plays soccer in the fall

and basketball in the winter, earning All-

League honors in the former.

ough the Big Ten Conference is the ence going from high school to college,” Class of 2020.

oldest athletic conference in Division 1 Fetterolf said. “I think it will be a good ex- “It’s totally going to be di erent, but it’s

sports, Fetterolf will join a relatively new perience to learn from the very best—the going to be a good change,” Fetterolf said.

program. Michigan debuted its women’s players and the coaches—so I’m super ex- “It’s actually pretty surreal, because coming

lacrosse team in 2014, su ering losing re- cited for that.” from such a small school, I never would

cords each of its rst ve seasons. However, e women’s lacrosse team plays its home have expected this, especially going to a

under Coach Hannah Nielsen, the Wolver- games in the famed Michigan Stadium, a big school like Michigan, a Top 10 lacrosse

ines have won 21 of their last 26 games, and 107,000-capacity stadium nicknamed “ e [program]. I’m de nitely very grateful and

are predicted to be a Top 10 team in 2021. Big House.” North Salem, on the other honored to be going there…It’s pretty

“It’s de nitely going to be a big di er- hand, graduated just over 100 people in the great. It’s a good feeling.”

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