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Katonah, Proposed 7-Eleven
Lewisboro draws public scorn
Gas station code amendment
could a ect application
Memorial BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER sons said.
EDITOR A petition, started last month,
has garnered more than 1,150
At least 1,150 people, including digital signatures on the website
Town Supervisor Peter Parsons, change.org. It calls on the Plan-
are hoping a proposed 7-Eleven ning Board to reject the proposed
and its 12-pump gas station never store/gas station.
opens for business in Cross River. Some say adding a 7-Eleven
Its proposed location, a half-mile would ruin the character of the
down the road from John Jay High quiet neighborhood and endan-
School and John Jay Middle School, ger nearby family-run businesses,
and the lack of pedestrian accom- while others stress environmental
modations present a danger for and tra c-related concerns, saying
students, who would have to cross the already overstressed corridor
Route 35 on foot to reach the con- could not handle the extra cars.
venience store, the supervisor said. Residents who signed the online
“I’ve met with these people and petition didn’t hold back in their
I’ve told them that I don’t think remarks, derisively describing the
it’s an appropriate place for them, chain store as “ugly,”“trashy,”“hor-
primarily because of the safety rid,” “abhorrent” and “obnoxious.”
of school kids,” Parsons told e Some said the 7-Eleven would
Katonah-Lewisboro Times. attract “degenerates” who “like to
Katonah and Lewisboro observed Memorial Day with parades, ceremonies, fairs and races In the past, he said, the state buy pork rinds and Lotto tickets.”
on Monday, May 27. More photos are on pages 4, 6, 14 and 15. had shown no interest in building e lawyer representing 7-Elev-
Declan, Julian, Anna, Jacob, Ellie and Sahej are just hanging sidewalks on Route 35, which are en, Leo Napior of Purchase, did
around before the Memorial Day races in South Salem.
needed for crosswalks to be put in. not immediately return a tele-
PHOTO: DEENA BELL
“Without sidewalks and pedes- phone request for comment.
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The Staff Black bears spotted 7-ELEVEN ing on the matter, elected o cials
in Katonah on the Town Board asked their
EDITORIAL TEAM FROM PAGE 1 Planning Board members to
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Katonah residents were put on alert last week after multiple weigh in. Some were hesitant to
EDITOR: 914-302-5628 black bear sightings were reported in the hamlet. GAS STATION AMENDMENT share their opinions on the gas sta-
[email protected] e public sentiment toward tion amendment, saying it might
e Bedford Police Department sent out the notice on Tues- be a con ict of interest because of
GABRIELLE BILIK day, May 28. A day later, an Allison Road resident posted photos 7-Eleven is not lost on Planning the 7-Eleven review.
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-214-4285 and a video to Facebook that apparently shows a bear in her back- Board members, whose review of
yard. At one point, the bear can be seen climbing in the resident’s the project began in April. “ e timing could lead down
[email protected] hammock. a path that could be treacherous,”
“Let’s lay the cards on the ta- said Planning Board member Je-
ADVERTISING TEAM In its alert, the police department directed residents to infor- ble,” Greg LaSorsa told his fellow rome Kerner.
LISA KAIN mation on the New York State Department of Environmental board members on May 21. “ is
Conservation’s website, which o ers advice on how to deal with is not a popular application.” LaSorsa agreed, saying “it could
914-351-2424 black bears. be perceived as a predisposition to
[email protected] Adding an extra wrinkle to the denying this application.”
According to the DEC, black bears prefer to avoid humans, already-contentious review pro-
PAUL FORHAN adding that it’s never a good idea to attract or approach them. cess, the Town Board is also con- “We’ve already been sued once
914-202-2392 Running from them is also not wise.Instead,people are advised to sidering a town code amendment this year,” LaSorsa said, referring
[email protected] walk away slowly and remain calm.Always speak in hushed tones, that would set speci c parameters to a Goldens Bridge resident’s
CORINNE STANTON the DEC goes on to say, as yelling could be perceived as a threat. for new gas stations.
845-621-4049 ght to overturn a February deci-
[email protected] If a black bear makes its way into your backyard,the DEC said, Most notably, this amendment sion in favor of a 42-unit a ord-
JENNIFER CONNELLY you can scare it o by making loud noises. For example, banging would require gas stations to be able housing complex, “I don’t
914-334-6335 pots and pans together should do the trick. built on at least an acre of land and know what the record is, but I’m
[email protected] not within 1,000 feet of another not going for it.”
NANCY SORBELLA When the bear has gone, it is best to remove anything that gas station.
914-205-4183 might attract them again, such as bird seed or garbage, the DEC e Planning Board’s attorney,
[email protected] continued. e proposed 7-Eleven would Judson Siebert, told the board it
BRUCE HELLER violate both of these parameters, was on safe legal ground, saying
914-202-2941 For more information, visit dec.ny.gov/animals/94710.html. adding an extra layer of bureau- New York State operates under a
[email protected] cracy in the form of the Zoning “Time and Decision”law.
Board, which would then need to
PRODUCTION TEAM grant variances. at means, Parsons said, that
TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL Lewisboro’s old town code would
Before the June 10 public hear- not grandfather in 7-Eleven.
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EXECUTIVE TEAM e Town Board chose to look
BRETT FREEMAN at the code now, Parsons said, be-
cause “it’s kind of weird.”
[email protected] e town “requires a special
permit but doesn’t say what are the
SHELLEY KILCOYNE requirements of the special per-
VP OF SALES: mit,” he said. at stands in con-
trast to the town’s requirements for
845-621-1116 owning a dog, for example, which
[email protected] is pages long, he said.
Deadlines Planning Board members were
still worried about the prospect of
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If the board did its due dili-
THE DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISEMENTS gence and rejected the proposal
on its own merits, LaSorsa said,
AND EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS IS THE the timing of the Town Board’s
amendment might give 7-Eleven
THURSDAY BEFORE THE NEXT the legal ammunition it needed to
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[email protected] chose to disapprove it, it would
negate the work we’ve done and
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A plaque honoring Gary
Page has been installed
in the library’s garden.
Lewisboro Library honors
longtime board member
Gary Page ‘instrumental’ in library renovations
BY GABRIELLE BILIK “Many of us tried, but Gary ac- ting the renovation plan ap- Gary Page speaks at ceremony. PHOTOS: GABRIELLE BILIK
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR tually did it, and for that, he de- proved, hiring the construction
serves all the applause that we company and helping to oversee “Inside we have very sunny good in town,” he said. “ ank
Gary Page, a longtime Lewis- can give him.” the project along with myself, our spirits,” said Nancy Euchner, you all so much for all your time
boro Library volunteer who was architect and construction man- president of the library’s board and e ort. I think the job Cindy
“instrumental” in the building’s Page, however, deferred the ager,” Rubino said. of trustees. “Because we’re here has done and the sta do in this
renovation several years ago, was praise. to present a permanent tribute to library is a phenomenal thing for
honored earlier this month for She said Page was also a key Gary, who has made a permanent this small country library. We’ve
his contributions. “ e rst thing is, it certainly member of the design team that mark on our library, our beautiful got a beautiful building, [and gar-
wasn’t just me,” he said. “ ere chose the interior design ele- grounds, and especially on all of dens] but the heart of the library
At the ceremony, held Sunday, was a lot of help from all the ments. He also worked with Co- our hearts.” is Cindy and the sta and for
May 5, the former library board board members that I had the pia Garden Design Center to that, thank you so much.”
president was credited by many opportunity to work with. Every- design and maintain the garden Page, a South Salem resident
with getting the new-look library body was so positive about things surrounding the library. who lives about a quarter-mile e library board thanked
approved and built. A plaque and then when people come to- down the road from the library, Copia Home & Garden for its
bearing Page’s name was unveiled gether and are positive you can “It is for this reason that Library said he’s been pleased to watch donation of mulch and shrubs
in the library’s gardens. really achieve good things.” Board of Trustees felt it was tting the Lewisboro Library’s evolu- for the garden, and Pound Ridge
to dedicate the garden to Gary in tion over the years. Stone for its discount and expe-
Town Supervisor Peter Par- Cindy Rubino, library direc- honor of his contribution to the dited installation of the plaque
sons said Page succeeded where tor, said Page joined the library library and place a bronze plaque “I see the amount of usage and and boulder, which were placed
many failed. board in 2011, when the library in the garden,” Rubino said. I would say it makes me feel good in the library’s garden.
had been struggling for 12 years that we all did something really
“Let’s be very simple. Gary did to get its building renovation ap- ough the unveiling of a
it,” Parsons said of the library’s proved. He became president in plaque created in his honor was
renovation, which started in 2012. shortened by the rainy weather,
2014 and was completed in 2015. the celebration wasn’t dampened.
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South Salem kicked the Memorial Day events
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• ursday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.— unique moment in time. be o ered at the Harvey School on and girls looking to improve their
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Cafeteria, 60 North Salem Road, Discussion 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. e geared for young athletes in grades e Lewisboro Library is
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• Monday, June 10, 7 p.m.—Ka- e League of Women Vot- terested in securing a spot can reg- 28,is designed for players in grades Salem. For more information or to
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Lewisboro Open Space and Pre- Allied Community Enterprises
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Feeling groovy Game of Posts
The other morning, as I was became worse immediately after Author’s Note: Mom + Pop Culture are a couple nience. It’s taken a toll on a solemn day of
getting ready for work, I washing my hands. I wash my
heard a health report on hands a lot. I should own stock in of real characters. ey could be you and me. remembrance like Memorial Day. Pure com-
Or our neighbors. Or not. Every so often, I mercialization that waters down its signi -
the radio that hand sanitizer and eavesdrop on their conversations. Let’s listen in cance. It’s a pity.
caught my atten- liquid soap com- on what they’re saying right now about social MOM: What other day would Memorial
tion. e topic READING, panies. e itching media… Day be on, Pop?
was vitamin B12 WRITING & spot on the right
POP CULTURE: POP: Until 1970, it was
Well, Mom, I think
de ciency. I am CHOCOLATE palm bothered me I’ve just about had on May 30, whether that
it with the good, ol’ Face- was a Monday, Wednesday,
interested because KIM for two nights. BRUCE or any other day of the
I am a vegetar- KOVACH In an attempt to THE BLOG week. Don’t you remem-
ian and have had
solve this medical
anemia in the mystery, I turned book. BRUCE ber? You’re not that much
past. e reporter to the internet. I MOM CULTURE: Did APAR younger than me.
stated that one of the signs of typed in dots and spots on palm something happen, Pop? MOM: I forgot.
vitamin B12 de ciency is grooves of hand. en I looked up images POP: Yeah, I happened. POP: Join the crowd.
on the tongue. Of course, I put of bug bites and skin parasites to MOM (shoots Pop a at’s the problem. Too
down my toothbrush and stuck my see if the lesions matched up with look of puzzlement) many have forgotten…
tongue out at the bathroom mirror. images of tick bites, spider bites, POP: I happened to get older. MOM: Oh, you’re just cranky because
e top of my tongue looked Rocky Mountain spotted fever MOM: So? “Game of rones” is over.
smooth but what are those bumps bites, scabies, etc. POP: I get the feeling that the Facebook POP: Maybe not. ere’s a social media
on the side? Obviously, the next Coincidentally, during this same more and more is a younger person’s game. petition to have them re-make the nal
step was to head to the computer. week, large black carpenter ants MOM: I’m attered, but I like using it to season.
I Googled “grooved tongue” and had found their way into every keep up. MOM: Why?
a host of choices popped up. Did room in my house. Do carpenter POP: Sure. Keep up with the gossip. POP: Because we didn’t like the way it
you know that tongues can have ants bite? I asked Google and was MOM: Well, yeah, that too. But keep up ended. Why do you think?
cracks, ssures, grooves or scal- shocked to learn that, yes, carpen- with my old high school classmates, and our MOM (laughing heartily): We? Oh, well,
loped edges? e bumps on the ter ants do bite. What’s even more friends from the old neighborhood. See how I guess when you and your fellow geniuses
sides of my tongue matched up interesting is that carpenter ants they’re doing. Get and give recommenda- come up with $100 million to remake the
with the scalloped description. can emit formic acid as a defense tions. It’s very helpful. nal season, we’ll see whether you can do any
e cause is stress or bumping up against predators. e article said POP: at’s nice. I agree. at’s Facebook better than Benio and Weiss. You are a riot,
against the teeth in your mouth. that carpenter ant bites can be at its best. Bringing people together who Pop.
WebMD and the internet make itchy! may not be in touch otherwise. Helping each POP: Laugh all you want. e petition has
it easier to play medical detective I never saw a carpenter ant on other out. I get it. been signed by more than 1.5 million people.
at home to investigate my real and my hands (wouldn’t I notice that?). MOM: So what’s the problem then? MOM: Yes, I believe it. ere are at least
imagined symptoms. Especially I had placed ant traps in every POP: I don’t know, Mom. Maybe I’m just that many geeks like you obsessed with fan-
since the typical wait time to see room. I had also been squishing getting cranky in my silver fox phase. tasy franchises who need to get a life.
my doctor is three to four weeks. the crawling invaders with my MOM: ere you go, humble braggin’ POP: Hey, if people think asking Trader
Who knows what could happen handy bug smasher gizmo before again, you bald sly fox you. Joe’s to come to their town on the Facebook
by then? pulling o the masking tape and POP: Seriously, though. My patience gets will get results, don’t count out us GoT
When I was growing up, my throwing the dead carpenter ants the better of me when I peek at the Face- geeks.
family had an old leather-bound in the trash. Did a couple of hardy book. MOM: I’ve seen those Trader Joe’s posts.
medical book to look up symp- carpenter ants emit their formic MOM: You found it! Do you think they’ll work?
toms and diseases. As little kids, acid which caused this allergic POP: What? POP: It depends. You need thousands of
I remember turning the pages reaction on my palms? MOM: Your patience. I wondered where those posts, but I hear that’s how big box
with my brother and squealing in Almost exactly seven days later, it went. stores like Trader Joe’s decide where to add
mock horror to see color photos of I noticed that as I washed my POP: Cute. But just today I saw a business locations…
patients with mumps, chicken pox hands, the left hand spot which post on the Facebook, “Happy Memorial MOM: Really?
or leprosy. I guess I can trace my had been receding over the last Day.” POP: Yes. First, they tabulate how many
inquisitive interest into medical couple of days, suddenly washed MOM: Maybe it was a mistake. Maybe posts on the Facebook ask them to come to
maladies all the way back. o like an old scab. e very next they asked a young kid to post something, a particular town. en, they multiply that
Last week, I noticed a small red day, during more hand washing, and the kid didn’t know better. number by a factor of X that is derived from
dot on the upper palm of my left the right hand spot which had also POP: Maybe. You’re charitable, for sure. a hyperlocally sourced algorithm, which is
hand. Not a big deal. But the very been slowly becoming less itchy But “Happy” Memorial Day?! Talk about not then digitally encrypted and stored in a cigar
next day, I noticed a small red dot and less of a raised bump ecked getting it. box infused with styrofoam pellets. It’s a very
on the lower palm of my right o . I also haven’t seen any more MOM: I’m sure they meant it well. scienti c site selection process from what I
hand near the base of the thumb. carpenter ants. Medical mystery POP: Yeah, I guess. But it’s just not some- hear.
at’s odd. Over the next two solved. thing I want to deal with any more. at MOM: at’s right, now I remember.
days, both red dots became red kind of stu that I just don’t get. POP: About Trader Joe’s?
and raised. e right hand dot felt Kim Kovach always carries MOM: People get confused by these MOM: Decoration Day. We used to call it
like a thorn was under the skin. antibacterial hand wipes packets in holidays. that before it was changed to Memorial Day.
And that spot was very itchy. case of a hand washing emergency. POP: You’re right. It started when they SEE APAR PAGE 9
Both angry red raised dots kimkovachwrites.com. moved holidays to Mondays for our conve-
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APAR to say “Happy” whenever it’s POP: Don’t worry. You won’t winter is coming! also is an actor, a community
a holiday. People don’t mean get any spoilers from me. volunteer, and a contributor to
FROM PAGE 8 anything by it. Bruce “ e Blog” Apar promotes several periodicals. Follow him as
MOM: Alright, then. Game local businesses, organizations, Bruce e Blog on social media.
POP: Where’d that come POP: I’m afraid you’re right on! events and people through public Reach him at [email protected] or
from? But thank you for about that. It’s devoid of mean- relations agency APAR PR. He 914-275-6887.
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decorating their burial grounds. Mom. I’m just not enjoying the
I guarantee you that anybody Facebook as much these days.
who says “Happy Memorial
Day” does not know that. MOM: What are you going
to do about it?
MOM: Well, you’re old and
they’re not, so stop envying POP: I may have to go cold
them their youth. turkey.
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e Emerald Isle, part I
One of my duties as your faithful to laugh at anything a fantastic vacation are outstripping the ability of small and
servant is to report back to you eclectic local shops to survive, making
from interesting locations that she might see during MAN spot. I picture myself for a homogeneous global experience.
I might visit during my yearly vacation. the body scan but she OVERBOARD sometime in the future But the people-watching is always worth
For those of you who don’t get to travel laughs anyway. I told a trying to unload a time the trip- there aren’t that many places
as much as you’d like, feel free to live where you can nd bag-pipe street busk-
vicariously through me. As a word of joke at the same time as RICK share that I bought ers. Scotland and Northern Ireland use
caution, you should be aware that I do a MELÉN the pound sterling as currency, and the
lot of dumb things, so you may also hos- my scan so I wouldn’t there. Republic of Ireland uses the euro, so it’s
pitalize yourself vicariously through me. a little confusing. You should conduct
know what exactly she Soon we were in most of your overseas transactions on
At JFK Airport we breathed a sigh plastic for the best exchange rate, but
of relief: we’re nally on vacation! All was laughing at. We Scotland- you never there are some places that won’t take
our stress and worry vanish as we step maxed-out credit cards, so I went to the
up to the counter to check our bags. A get ready to board the stop to realize how money exchange and picked up some
HUNDRED BUCKS EACH to check euros and a hundred bucks worth of
our bags? Are you kidding me? Why plane and I feel like I’ve been through a many great things come from Scotland: pounds. I mostly wanted them for tips
should I pay a hundred bucks when it’s and small purchases, so I asked for the
not my idea that you check the bags in car wash with the top down. Scotch whiskey, Scottish terriers, Scott’s pounds in 1600 ounces.
the rst place! ere’s nothing danger-
ous in them, like a juice box or anything, Finally the plane takes o and I can lawn products, Scotch Tape. We took the e Glasgow nightlife is robust, and
but my wife says that’s not what check- we went to the Howlin’ Wolf, where
ing the bags means. I started to calm sit back and relax. You want to know subway to Kelvingrove Park and checked they have live music seven days a week,
down once we got queued up for the sometimes more. e next day we took
security check. We had 45 minutes to how much I can sit back and relax? An out the museum there to discover the in- the train to the Glasgow Science Centre,
relax on the line as we tried to solve the which is a great place to take your kids.
maze to the TSA area. All our stress inch and a quarter, that’s how far my uence of Scottish artists and designers.
and worry vanish, until we have a full 30 ey could probably stay entertained
seconds to remove everything from our seat reclines. But I’m not complaining, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was fea- there for a couple days if you wanted
pockets, take our electronic items out to get back to the Howlin’ Wolf. At
of our carry-on bags, take o our shoes because I have a 5” by 7” pillow for my 8 tured in an exhibit of furniture and art, the Centre we saw the IMAX movie
and jackets and put everything into the “A Beautiful Planet,” which explores
bins. I’m holding everybody up because 1/2” by 11” head, and I’m going to nap which became known as the “Glasgow life in the International Space Station,
I keep forgetting where I have every- and compares it to the planet Earth as
thing stashed in various pockets. I make until we get to Glasgow. 20 minutes Style.” His furniture was a xture in the a “spaceship,” with only its own nite
the TSA girl promise in advance not
later I wake up because I don’t want to Cranston Tea Rooms, which were every SEE MELEN PAGE 12
miss the complimentary beverage, since bit as much of a part of Glasgow life in
they took away my juice box. I’m still a the 1800s as Starbucks is to American
little angry about the juice box- it’s only life today. e Scottish art wing featured
really dangerous to me since every time I the works of the “Glasgow Boys,” James
pop the straw through the top, a siphon Guthrie, George Henry, William Ken-
immediately forms and drains the entire nedy and E. A. Hornel, among others.
contents into my lap, and I have to My favorites were called “crepuscules,”
spend the next 15 minutes thinking up or scenes of twilight, with their unusual
an interesting story to go with it. e lighting and color. Down the hall a pro-
next thing I know we’re passing over vocative work by Dali depicts Christ on
Greenland, and I know everyone is all the cross as pictured from above.
excited to see what’s under the polar ice We shopped famous Buchanan Street,
caps now that everything is melting. I which is su ering from the same Banana
have to be honest, from 30,000 feet up Republic-itis as all other iconic pedestri-
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CONTRIBUTING EDITOR University majoring in marketing and 20 friends from high school work for me, with the backyard. We work closely with
management,” he continued. “I kept up some for as little as a day, and others more Orange County Pools on many of these
Growing up, most of us had summer or the business and started installing small than 10 years—guys like Andy Stone, projects. We design the project and then
after-school jobs to keep us busy and pro- landscape projects to pay my way through John Olivero, and Rene Lemieux helped they build the pool and we build every-
vide a little spending money. But it’s not college.” develop the foundation and the systems thing else.”
often that such part-time work is parlayed the company is built on today.”
into a successful, lifelong career. Ambitious and astute, Jim quickly dis- In addition to sealing and paving
covered a way to expand the business be- After college, Jim’s Driveway Sealing countless driveways, they have completed
But that is exactly what Jim Capone yond just cutting grass. and Paving came into its own. Jim took asphalt paving for commercial properties
did. Jim began mowing neighborhood to the business naturally and never looked such as Home Depot, Sam’s Club and
lawns as a teenager. Now, his business has “I started sealing driveways—the same back. Staples.
grown into a company that provides an ar- clients whose grass I mowed,” he said. “I
ray of services from landscape design and didn’t really have much knowledge about “I enjoyed creating and seeing the Jim now has 25 employees in the eld
installation to asphalt paving and sealing. it when I rst started. I went to Perga- nished landscapes,” Jim said. “I stud- and four in the o ce. A majority have
Jim’s Driveway Sealing and Paving, which ment Home Center and bought driveway ied landscape design at Rutgers Univer- been with him over 10 years, some close
now employs close to 30 people, is about sealer by the bucket. Only 17, I didn’t real- sity, and that’s where I developed my real to 20. ey serve a large territory that
to enter its 30th year of business. ize that sealcoating was an actual industry knowledge of landscaping. I knew design includes Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess
in and of itself. “Back in its infancy, we was the key to di erentiate myself.” and Fair eld counties.
“In the spring of my senior year at Yor- sealed 20 to 30 driveways our rst season. Today, Jim’s Lawn Designs runs paral-
ktown High School, I put iers in mail- Now, we do that before lunch.” lel to Jim’s Driveway Sealing and Paving. Jim now lives in Somers with his
boxes and to my surprise had 30 to 40 “I still run both companies,” he said wife, Karina, and their two sons, Max-
accounts. What I didn’t have was money To last three decades in the business proudly, “specializing in both commer- im and Roman. You can reach him at
for a truck or a lawnmower. So, I took my and reach the level of success that Jim cial and residential properties. We design 914-962-8727 to discuss all your land-
dad’s 22-inch Snapper lawnmower and has, you have to be surrounded by good and install everything from stonewalls scaping and paving needs. Be sure to
put it in the trunk of my car. In 30 years, people. and walkways to the entire backyard out- visit their newly redesigned website at
I’ve yet to see anyone else start this way. door living space, inground pools, patios, jimsdrivewaysealing.com.
“I employed every single one of my
friends at one point,” he said with a
Above: The staff Jim’s Driveway Sealing
and crew of and Paving
Sealing and Yorktown
On the right:
A sample of
done by Jim’s
which is part of
OF JIM’S DRIVEWAY
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Your business card MELEN exhibits cover the climate of the times, and how
could be here. important the shipbuilding industry was to
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wash your hair in space. an irony because most bars left in New York are
Next we were o to the ferry to take us across
the Irish Channel to Belfast. We checked into e following day we were headed south, and
our hotel, and of course, as usual, I can’t get into by the time I woke up we were almost there.
my email. One of these days I’m just going to “We’re about to touch down- I just heard the
hire a Russian hacker and make it easy on myself. landing gear,” I said. My wife said, “I hope so,
because we’re on a train.” Dublin is going to be
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Lewisboro Police Blotter
e following information was provided by the Lewisboro Police Department.
ROAD RAGE were driven from the scene. asked the organizers to keep the road clear. was turned over to New York State Police.
Two motorists allegedly got out of their However, police were called back to the
vehicles and argued near the intersec- CAR CRASH scene less than an hour later, when they re- NOISE VIOLATION
tion of Route 35 and Ridge eld Avenue A three-car collision occurred on peated their request to keep the road clear. Landscapers violating the town’s noise
around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. Route 35 in Cross River around 5:51 p.m. ordinance, which prohibits landscaping
e hot-headed drivers eventually Wednesday, May 15. DOGS FOUND equipment from being used on Sunday,
cooled o after New York State police ar- e driver of the rst car, who lives on Two loose dogs were found on Conant were told to stop working at a Cross River
rived, agreeing to go their separate ways Route 35, was stopped, waiting to turn Valley Road around 6:54 p.m. ursday, home around 11:20 a.m. May 19.
without further incident or legal action. into the home, when a second car stopped May 16.
No arrests were made. behind the rst. A third car, however, e dogs, who had no tags, were taken SUSPICIOUS PERSON
drove into the rear of the second car, push- to South Salem Animal Hospital. e Police were called to Ward Pound Ridge
CAR CRASH ing it into the rst car. Lewisboro Police Department identi ed Reservation around 7:33 p.m. Sunday,
Two cars collided at the intersection of No injuries were reported. e rst and the dogs’ owner after making a Facebook May 19, on a report of a suspicious man
Route 35 and Avery Road around 4:45 second cars were driven from the scene. post. sitting at the park’s fountain.
p.m. Wednesday, May 15. e third car was towed. e man told police that he was home-
One of the motorists told police she was STOLEN JEWELRY less and was attempting to walk from
driving on Route 35 while searching for TOO MANY CARS About $3,400 worth of jewelry was re- Mount Kisco to Norwalk, Conn. but got
the entrance to Four Winds Hospital. She e Lewisboro Police Department ported stolen by the resident of a South lost. He told police that he was tired from
then slowed down and turned onto Avery twice reprimanded the organizers of an es- Salem home around 4:40 p.m. Saturday, walking and wanted to go back to Mount
Road, where she collided with another car tate sale on Mead Street on ursday, May May 18. Kisco, where he was staying at a church in
that was turning onto the same road. 16, saying they allowed too many cars to e woman told police that her house the center of the village.
e other motorist told police that the park in the road. was currently on the market and was be- Police gave the man a ride back to
woman did not use a turn signal. At one point, around 9:35 a.m., about ing renovated when the theft occurred. Mount Kisco near Northern Westchester
No injuries were reported. Both cars 15 vehicles were in the roadway. Police Neighbors were interviewed and the case Hospital.
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John C. Slonczewski tonah, passed away peacefully in York City to addeus and Caro- Condensed Matter Physics Prize Geraldine C. Murphy
his sleep on May 31. lina, his childhood was spent in in 2013. His work also led to his
John C. Slonczewski, 89, of Ka- Born July 26, 1929, in New the Upper West Side and on Long inclusion in the Computer Histo- Geraldine C. Murphy, of Purd-
Island. After high school, John at- ry Museum, located in Mountain ys, passed away peacefully on
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received his Ph.D in physics from John enjoyed classical mu- 1931, the daughter of Robert and
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age. John’s awards and honors John is survived by his wife Es- tarcik (Gary); her sister Dolores
include the 2006 International ther (Lepore) and three children, Campbell, 10 grandchildren, and
Union of Pure and Applied Phys- Joan, Craig and Diane. In addi- eight great grandchildren. She
ics (IUPAP) Magnetism Award tion he has three grandchildren, was predeceased by her husband,
and Neel Medal, the 2012 IEEE Daniel, Matthew and Odessa. Donald, in 1981, and her siblings
Magnetics Society Achievement Walter and Robert Fricker, and
Award, and the American Physi- Friends may call at Clark As- Beatrice Pritchard.
cal Society’s Oliver E. Buckley sociates Funeral Home, 4 Woods
Bridge Road, Katonah, from 2 to Visitation was held at the Jo-
5 p.m. Saturday, June 8. seph J. Smith Funeral Home in
Mahopac. A Mass of Christian
Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 5, at St. Mary
of the Assumption Church in
Katonah. Interment followed at
St. Francis Cemetery in Mount
In lieu of owers, make memo-
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John Jay HS Spring Concert Series
John Jay High School’s Spring Concert Series, which showcased the students’ many musical talents with several shows last month, culminated on ursday, May 16, with
a program of music from three ensembles: the Concert Band, the Symphonic Band, and the Wind Ensemble.
The Concert Band, conducted by Jeffery Richardson The Symphonic Band
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How to study for nals
STRONG each exam on the calendar. From in one place, one notebook, one must rst accomplish in order else, you’re more likely to succeed
LEARNING that number, deduct the number folder, one section of a le folder. to achieve your long-term goal. at getting your studying done.
of days you will not be able to Organize them into topics and Refer to them regularly, but
DR. LINDA study. For example, every Sun- the topics into smaller chunks especially when you nd yourself Dr. Linda
SILBERT day is booked up with sports or of three to ve pieces of mate- slipping. Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why
other activities, or June 5 is your rial you need to learn. en learn Bad Grades Happen to Good Kids,”
Dear Dr. Linda, recital, or June 9 is your cousin’s each small chunk of material Inclined to procrastinate? If and director of Strong Learning
Is it too early to start to study wedding. Don’t study then. It’s each day. In addition, review the you always nd something else to Tutoring and SAT/ACT Test Prep.
not realistic and if you start to material you learned on previ- do rather than start preparing for Send your questions to [email protected]
for nals? Here’s why I ask. Last prepare for tests early, there is no ous days. Use learning strategies your nals, nd a study pal who stronglearning.com. Find more
year my son waited until the last need to drag your books with you that worked for you in the past. doesn’t su er from procrastina- articles at StrongLearning.com.
minute and it made the last few while you play ball or dance at the You need to practice everything tion. By working with someone
weeks in June a nightmare! I just wedding. You can relax and have you’re learning over and over PHOTO: METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION
don’t want it to happen again. a good time because you planned again in order to move it into
Any advice? ahead. No less will you ruin a your long-term memory. As that
great time, but you won’t learn saying goes, “If you don’t use it,
Pat that much. It’s been shown that you’ll lose it.”
Dear Pat, studying for test while multitask-
ing lowers your grade and takes Finally, if you su er from one
It’s never too early! In fact, longer to learn the material. or all of what I call the three
students who start preparing for “tions”—disorganization, lack of
• Now that you have a realistic motivation, procrastination, here’s
nals weeks ahead have an ad- estimate of the number of days some advice to help you succeed.
vantage. Even though that’s hard you have until your tests, put the
for most teenagers to understand, number next to the test on your Disorganized? If so, write
it makes sense. Share the follow- calendar. Ex: English, 40 days; everything down that you need
ing with your son. Math, 38 days, etc. to do. at means everything.
To prepare for nal exams do • Next, talk to your teachers en, next to each “to do” item,
the following: to nd out if they, or any other write the day and approximate
teachers, are having review ses- time you’ll do it. is will get that
• Place the name of each exam sions. Mark the dates on your overwhelmed feeling out of your
on the date it will be given on calendar and make every e ort head and onto a list. Follow the
your calendar. Be sure to specify if to attend them. en gather all list, and you’ll stay on top.
the exam is given in the morning the notes, handouts, whatever,
or afternoon. that you have gathered through- Unmotivated? If so, think
out the year and put them all about where you want to be in
• en count the number of
days from today to the date of ve or 10 years. Write down the
short-term goals, the steps you
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John Jay beats Yorktown again in section ﬁnal
Indians cruise to regional crown and advance to state semi nal
BY ROB DIANTONIO coach Tim Schurr said. “All my
CONTRIBUTING WRITER teams have ridden hard like this
for years and [Yorktown] typi-
A ve-goal loss to Yorktown cally handles the pressure much
back in April seemed like an eter- better than they did tonight. ey
nity ago. got stuck in the middle of the eld
John Jay-Cross River’s boys la- and they turned the ball over a lot.
crosse team wasn’t at full strength ey were running into our double
in the rst meeting with Dean teams.”
Ford and other key players on the Jack Browne, a junior goalie, re-
sidelines due to injury. placed injured starter Aidan Ko
But the Indians were at 100 per- in the second quarter after Ko (6
cent for the rematch and it showed. saves) su ered a hamstring injury.
John Jay rallied to pull out a 7-6 Browne (4 saves) was ready for his
win and defeat Yorktown for the opportunity and made some few
second straight season in the Sec- key saves to keep the Indians in it.
tion 1 Class B championship game “I haven’t had any substantial
on May 24 at Lakeland High playing time yet this year, so I was
School. like, ‘OK, I better buckle my hel-
e Indians started slow and met,get ready and get in the zone,’”
trailed by three goals late in the rst Browne said. “I’ve been in a lot of
half but Bryce Ford’s tally on a feed big moments for hockey so I just
from Luke Mercer with three sec- thought of this as another game.
onds left sent the game into half- I’m con dent in my abilities and John Jay celebrates after beating Yorktown 7-6 in the Section 1 Class B championship game.
time with Yorktown leading 5-3. my defense around us. ey’re just
“In the rst half, we played an outstanding. ey stood on their
OK half of lacrosse,” said Bryce head and I just made the saves that
Ford, who was named an All- I could. Our defense is the pride
American for the second straight and joy of our team, led by Tommy
year last week.“ e only di erence Feinstein. Everyone knows their
between us and them was it seemed role and everyone stands on their
like they had more ground balls, head in there.We play as a unit.No
more e ort and they were just go- one tries to do too much by them-
ing a little bit harder. is was not selves.”
a pretty win by any means. Both Yorktown had multiple chances
teams had 10-plus turnovers but in to tie the game with one nal pos-
the end, we were pressuring them session but Browne made another
and we just showed our athleticism huge save with 30 seconds to go
all over the eld. And I can’t give and the Indians were able to hold
enough credit to the guys. I had a them o after they regained pos-
sloppy game and you can see that session. PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO
we’re that good that they don’t even “ at felt amazing,” Browne
need me to score anything. We’re said. “It went o the inside of my Tommy Feinstein
a great team and we have so many leg. It was kind of a little bit of luck JOHN JAY 20
pieces that nobody knows about. I but I was there. I’ve never been WARWICK VALLEY 4
think it really showed tonight.” more thankful after that save.” e Indians cruised past Sec-
Tyler Wishart cut into the de - Schurr was proud of the way tion 9’s Warwick Valley 20-4 in the
cit with Tommy Feinstein notch- Browne responded after being Class B regional nals on June 1 at
ing the assist midway through the called upon in the second quarter. Middletown High School.
third quarter. Max Kesicki tied the “He’s been fantastic,” Schurr Bryce Ford looks to make his move. Mercer (1A) and Dean Ford
game at 5-5 from a tough angle said of Browne. “To be ready to tallied four goals each. Bryce Ford
with 8:45 left in the fourth. play from the sideline in the sec- tallied two assists. ful if we didn’t give that back to netted two goals and dished out
Yorktown, which didn’t score in tion championship against York- After graduating 17 seniors in- them. Tonight we did that and it six assists. Wishart had three goals.
the third quarter, regained the one- town, what more could you ask of cluding two All-American defen- couldn’t feel any better.” Chang (2G),Ben Konak (1G,1A),
goal edge a few minutes later. But anyone.” seman in or Adamec and Isaiah Mikey Tedesco (1G), Ryan Bren-
Charlie Murphy, who also didn’t e veteran coach also com- Rust along with a slew of other tal- JOHN JAY 13 nan (1G), Nick Caviola (1G), De-
play in the rst meeting,responded mended the defense as a whole. ented players from last year’s state BALLSTON SPA 6 genhardt (1G), Browne (3 saves)
on a feed from Wishart in front. “Not one of our defensemen semi nalists, John Jay had plenty Bryce Ford had six goals and and Andrew Minard (4 saves)
e two then reversed roles for the right now is going to play in col- of starting spots to ll this season. three assists to lead John Jay to a lled up the stat sheet.
game winner with Wishart giving lege,” Schurr said. “ at may “Everyone looks at us and they 13-6 win over Ballston Spa (Sec- John Jay was scheduled to face
the Indians their rst lead of the change but for them to do what don’t know what to expect,” Bryce tion 2) on May 29 in the Class B Manhasset of Section 8 in the
game with 3:58 to play. they do is impressive to say the Ford said. “Back in the fall, they regional semi nals at Mohonasen state semi nals at the University
e Indians had the Huskers least. ey do it together. We’re so didn’t know what to expect and High School. at Albany on June 5.
all out of sorts in the second half, much better together than we are they doubted us. We learned from Mercer (2G, 2A), Wishart (2G,
forcing them into uncharacteristic as individuals.” our teammates from the past and 2A), Murphy (1G, 1A), Bobby More Photos
turnovers with their relentless ride. Mercer nished with two goals they taught us what it’s like to win Chang (1G, 1A), Dean Ford (1G), SEE BOYS LAX PAGE 23
“We try and get into our hard and two assists while Wishart had a section championship and beat Sebastian Degenhardt (1A) and
ride as much as possible,” John Jay two goals and an assist. Dean Ford Yorktown. It would be disrespect- Browne (7 saves) contributed.
PAGE 22 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES SPORTS THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2019
Back to Cortland: John Jay advances to state semis
Indians recover from halftime de cit to win regional nal
BY ROB DIANTONIO
John Jay-Cross River’s girls
lacrosse team found themselves
in a quick four-goal hole against
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake of
Section 2 in the Class C regional
e Section 1 champion,
however, regrouped and stormed
to a 15-7 win on Saturday, June 1,
at Mohonasen High School.
“We came into the game
with not as much intensity as
we should have,” said Charlotte Charlotte Wilmoth and Kate Mercer go after a ground ball.
Wilmoth, a junior. “Once we
started to score a few goals, we start. “ Once we got acclimated advances to the state semi nals.
started to feel more con dent with each other and realized this ey will face Section 3’s
and more intense heading into is the regional championship, we Jamesville-DeWitt on Friday,
the rest of the game. We started got to work.” June 7, at SUNY Cortland, in the
to take better care of the ball and Wilmoth netted a game-high Class C state semi nals at 3 p.m.
began making smarter decisions, ve goals and secured nine draw e Indians fell to Brighton in
which helped us gain the lead.” controls. Giardina had four goals last year’s Class B state semis.
John Jay cut the de cit to 6-4 and two assists. Cara O’Reilly “It means the world, but in all
at halftime and then outscored added three goals and two assists. honesty,this is what we expected,” PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO
the Spartans 11-1 in the second Mia DiChiara (2A), Sydney Giardina said of returning to Avery Boniface corrals a loose ball.
half. Phillips and Caroline Panzirer the state semi nals. “It’s a great
“We came out at and we added a goal each. accomplishment to repeat our full focus and work hard now a team, a goal that was set when
have players at di erent positions Brianna Garofolo had a strong success, but we aren’t nished that we are back and try to get to the season ended last year.”
because of injuries,”senior captain game in the cage with eight saves. and we have a lot more work the state nal. is is something SEE GIRLS LAX PAGE 23
Jenna Giardina said of the slow With the win, John Jay ahead of us. I expect us to have personally that I’ve wanted and as
Teen Time Management: A Master Class
by Rich Kirby
It’s never been easy being a well as a scholarship-magnet. Trish Curtin (center) with Father Mark Vaillancourt (President/Principal) and Meaghan
teen. Today, in a culture where Carnevalla (Senior College Advisor) Photograph by Jacob Bergmeier
electronic addictions masquer- What’s most impressive about
ade as technological savvy, Curtin is not that she’s smart, “I am very fortunate to have Curtin is heading to the Uni-
binge-watching Netflix is a well-spoken and charming – she learned from my extracurriculars versity of Notre Dame in the
long-distance sport, and keep- is – but the extraordinary way and teachers at Kennedy how fall, where she plans on major-
ing up with the latest memes that she manages her time. to work my time around what ing in physics with a concentra-
has become a solemn spiritual I want to do,” Curtin said. “If I tion in chemical principles or
calling, being a teen of any real Curtin has played soccer for don’t manage my time properly, chemical engineering. She hopes
substance has never have been Kennedy all her four years, as I lose sleep, and sleep is very to become a doctor, preferably a
tougher, or required more disci- well as run spring track for the important to me. I am the type of pediatric cardiologist or oncol-
pline. same period. She has performed person to not go to sleep until I ogist.
every year in the spring musical, know I can handle the workload
For Trish Curtin, a senior at and most recently for Kennedy’s of the next day.”
Kennedy Catholic High School production of “West Side Story”
in Somers, the work has paid she was named dance captain
off. She was named a Nation- and an assistant to the director.
al Merit Scholarship Finalist, She is co-editor of the yearbook,
which is pretty much the brass and also leads the group Answer
ring on the high school academ- for Cancer, which raises money
ic merry-go-round. The accolade for cancer research – specifically
is handed out by the National for those affected by childhood
Merit Scholarship Corporation cancer. Outside of Kennedy,
and is based upon PSAT and Curtin volunteers for the Mid-
SAT scores, as well as a written night Run at her parish, and is
essay. It’s a huge door-opener, as one of the leaders of its Youth
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2019 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 23
BOYS LAX heads up the ﬁeld
after winning a
FROM PAGE 21
Charlotte Wilmoth rips a shot.
Tyler Wishart controls
PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO
Cara O’Reilly controls while receiving pressure.
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PAGE 24 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES SPORTS THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2019
John Jay falls to Yorktown in sectionals
Indians can’t climb out of big early hole in 10-4 defeat
BY ROB DIANTONIO inning. But Anthony Fusco struck out Brett Homer Anthony
CONTRIBUTING WRITER to get out of it. Zunno
Sixth-seeded John Jay-Cross River fell behind by Jack Capobianco (RBI) came on in relief for the against
eight runs in the rst inning and couldn’t climb out Indians in the second inning. He pitched ve innings visiting
of that hole in a 10-4 loss to No. 11 Yorktown in the and struck out ve while allowing just three hits and
opening round of the Section 1 Class A playo s on two earned runs.Greg Fries tossed a scoreless seventh. Yorktown.
Monday, May 20.
Miles Capobianco scored two runs while Robert
e Indians had their opportunities to climb back Polworth crossed home plate once.
from the big de cit,but left runners in scoring position
throughout the game. Anthony Zunno’s sacri ce y e Indians nished the season with a 12-9 record.
brought home Brett Paulsen (2-3) to get Jay on the
board in the third inning. Joseph Pink (3-4) singled to Joey Pink
load the bases, but Michael Fassert grounded out and follows
the Huskers escaped the jam. through in
Yorktown added two runs in the top of the fourth round of
inning to increase its lead to 10-1 in a game where the sectionals.
Indians actually outhit the Huskers, 7-6. Yorktown,
however, was patient at the plate and walked seven
times. e teams combined for seven errors.
John Jay’s Joe Biancone laced an RBI double,
scoring Miles Capobianco in the bottom of the fourth
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