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Snowﬂake Ball Town votes to exceed tax cap
will be held in 2019 budget
Golf Club BY JODI WEINBERGER Lucas explained that the need to override the tax cap is
EDITOR due to an unexpected increase in garbage costs.
BY JODI WEINBERGER
EDITOR e Town Board will vote to increase its tax levy over e tax cap is 2.6 percent and the Town Board is look-
the state cap to pay for a garbage contract with City ing to go to 3.6 percent, putting the town over the tax
A new Snow ake Ball will be Carting. cap by $74,859.
held at the Salem Golf Club in
February, after the North Salem A nal vote on the budget is scheduled for Dec. 18, e total budget is $9,926,331, an increase of 4.7 per-
School District told the Pequena- which gives the town enough time to provide the re- cent from 2018.
konck PTO it couldn’t happen on quired public notice for overriding the tax cap.
school grounds anymore or be a Residents will see an increase in the tax rate of 2.15
PTO event. At a Town Board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4, council percent.
held its preliminary budget hearing. Supervisor Warren
A “Save the Date” for the event SEE BUDGET PAGE 14
was posted on Facebook giving the
details: the Snow ake Ball is for School board begins discussions
PQ girls and their special guest, to build a turf ﬁeld
from 7-9 p.m., Feb. 8 at the Salem
Golf Club. BY JODI WEINBERGER means the district could possibly use some state aid money
EDITOR to pay for the whole thing.
Marcy Miller, who is co-presi-
dent of the PQ PTO, is chairing e North Salem School Board is once again assessing Brown said the idea to put in a turf eld at the North
the event privately along with a whether it should allocate money for a turf eld, some- Salem Middle School/High School goes back to 2004,
group of parents. thing parents say is necessary for the district’s sports teams. when turf elds weren’t as popular. Now, he said, nearly
every school in the area has one.
“We want to make sure the At the school board meeting last month, School Board
Snow ake Ball is still o ered for President Andrew Brown presented a rendering of a pro- A grass eld is about two-thirds the cost of a turf eld,
girls at PQ that so love this event,” posed turf eld from KSQ Architects for soccer, eld Brown said, but turf is necessary for the high level of ac-
Miller said. Additionally, the event hockey and lacrosse, a 300-person bleacher section with tion that happens on the school’s facilities.
press box, fencing, netting and lighting. A concession
SEE SNOWFLAKE BALL PAGE 14 stand was also included in the plans but Brown called During the 2004 discussions, Brown said there was
that “a pipe dream.” e district is also considering adding large support for a turf eld but the district moved slowly
bathrooms to the plan; the closest bathrooms to the eld and when the economy collapsed in 2008 plans for a eld
are still far for players and parents, Brown said, and adding stopped altogether.
on bathrooms to the school as part of the overall project
Over the last few years, the district has put money
SEE TURF PAGE 7
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Page 2 – North Salem News Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Thursday, December 13, 2018
honors three in North Salem
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ree North Salem residents were honored 300th Anniversary of Westchester County’s ROCK
JODI WEINBERGER at the 36th Annual Westchester County Senior founding. Its purpose was to showcase how se- Place your
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GABRIELLE BILIK Calling all schools, town
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 Your Neighbor North Salem News – Page 3
Super PAC lands in
15-year-old wanted to get involved in the midterms
BY JESSICA JAFET considered an “independent-expenditure-only po- PHOTO BY JESSICA JAFET
CONTRIBUTING WRITER litical committee that may accept unlimited contri-
butions, including from corporations and labor or- Ben Aybar
More than ever, it seems, the younger generation is ganizations,” according to the FEC. Monies received
ready to drive change as political citizens. are used to run ads, messaging or other communica- covered a keen interest in politics and joined a cur-
tions. rent events club.
Ben Aybar, a North Salem 15-year-old who can’t
yet vote, is de nitely in that category. And while Aybar was amazed with what he, a kid As the midterms drew closer, he researched and
in high school, was able to do, a reporter from Sports learned more and the idea of creating a Super PAC
He was looking for a way to be more involved in Illustrated, Emma Baccelieri was also surprised by piqued his interest.
this year’s midterm elections when he realized any- the baseball-themed Super PAC, but for a di erent
one could set up a Super PAC to collect funds to reason. “I read a story about how prisoners had made Su-
advocate for or against candidates. per PACs,” Aybar said. “I found it kind of weird how
In a post on Sport Illustrated, Baccelieri explained unregulated the campaign nance system was and I
With a few clicks and online paperwork, “Mets are she had signed up for an email newsletter from Polit- thought it wasn’t really appropriate that just about
a Good Team Committee,” was established and open ico, which includes a daily rundown of the day’s news anybody could raise any amount of money.”
for donations. about money and politics along with a daily listing
of new PACs. Ben, the eldest of three brothers, said it was the
e name, which was originally chosen as a lark, curious nature of these entities that emboldened him
became a tting metaphor, Aybar explained. He She had made a habit of reading it every afternoon to create and now use his own Super PAC to make
wanted to make use of his new Super PAC by target- when Ben’s Super PAC caught her eye. American politics more transparent.
ing his frustrations with politics and playing o the
Met’s losing record. “ ere wasn’t much precedent for a baseball team “From the town board to the presidency, we will
to pop up here, and after the 2018 Mets’ 77-85 cam- support candidates who exemplify these values,” he
“ e Mets are kind of the underdog team,” and paign, there wasn’t much for anyone to be calling added.
along with “rooting out shady campaign nance them good, either,” Baccelieri wrote. “Who, then,
practices, (the Super PAC) will seek to oust incum- was behind the Mets Are A Good Team Committee Certainly, his enthusiasm and energy is something
bent candidates who are beholden to rich donors Super PAC?” to be admired.
and support [underdog] candidates who will work
against corruption,” Aybar said. She was able to deduce pretty quickly through “I’m proud that Ben is trying to make a di erence
FEC paperwork that it wasn’t a typical Super PAC through his passion for politics—not an easy thing
Super PACs do not raise money for individual founder and reached out to Ben through an email to do at his age; he keeps our whole family engaged
candidates; Federal Election Commission (FEC) listed on the forms. and up-to-date on any new political developments,”
rules put a $2,700 limit on such donations and tradi- she added.
tional political action committees also have a ceiling He was at school he got the email told Baccelieri
on how much money they he could talk at 10 a.m., but during the phone call In addition to politics, the busy teen plays baseball,
can accept. “Mets are participates in the debate club, is an avid chess player
a Good Team” is admitted he needed to ask his parents permission and has competed for several years at the Battle of
for the interview, oh and tell them he started the Books trivia contest at North Salem Library. As
at Super PAC. for his future plans, he feels drawn to the political
“Ben texted me from school and told arena, as a way to make a di erence in the world.
me that he had started the Super
PAC and asked if he could speak “ e reason I think it is important to get involved
with a Sports Illustrated reporter in politics is because otherwise, you are complacent,
about it,” Susie Aybar, Ben’s he said. “If you look at some terrible thing going on
mom, told the North Salem in the world on the news and you just sigh about
News. “It didn’t seem like Ben how terrible it is and you give nothing more than
was joking.” thoughts and prayers to those a ected by the cri-
Aybar attended elementary sis, you are saying you are okay with it. And people
school in North Salem and shouldn’t be okay with the kind of stu that goes on
is currently a sophomore at in the world today.”
Hackley School in Tarrytown.
As he watched the presiden-
tial election primaries unfold
back in middle school, he dis-
Read more about Ben in Sports Illustrated at
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made dish to share with the class.
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ROCK categories. Hay elds recom- Concert with a snow date of early dismissal, 10:30 a.m. celebration at the Chapel at
FROM PAGE 2 Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Holiday re-
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their families, has launched
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As in years past, Friends of
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Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Trivia Concern, 7:30 p.m. als, businesses and community
groups to help spread the holiday church can be lled with the
spirit and shop to ll nearly 900
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FROM PAGE 1
toward other things, like new roofs and a again, the turf eld could be used for that. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREW BROWN
septic system, but parents say its now time “We’ll get our truer numbers from the architect and
for the turf eld. putting $60,000 into the budget for doing these stud-
report back and then I think the board is amenable for ies,” Brown said. “Hopefully the eld is buildable at a
“It’s time the school had a great eld that reasonable price.”
this school can be proud to call its home
turf,” said parent Bruce Dallow at the school
First, however, Brown said several stud-
ies need to be done to determine whether
installing a turf eld is a viable option. e
KSQ architect quoted the district a price of
about $3.5 million for a eld, but Brown said
that gure doesn’t account for how much it
would cost to install a eld in 2022, when
the project would likely happen.
e next step for the district is to allocate
money for an environmental study and a
topographical study to see how much rock is
underground where crews would be digging.
e eld would be paid for by a bond, but
Brown said it should provide some peace of
mind to tax payers that a 15-year bond is set
to retire around the time the district would
take out a new bond for a eld.
e problem with the current elds mostly
comes down to one thing,Brown said: “Mud.”
During a “lucky” year, without too much
rain, the eld may be in decent shape for
fall soccer, but by the time lacrosse gets on
the eld in the spring “it’s in terrible shape,”
Brown said. A turf eld can take on gallons
of water, allowing for an all-year playing
surface for the district and the community.
Brown envisions the eld would be used by the dis-
trict and the town to let the town “rest” and repair its
elds. Plus, if North Salem ever had a football team
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Using a wider lens
In the wonderfully comedic movie, in Sumatra, Indonesia. e result was
“ e Big Sick,” the protagonist a massive deposit of soot and volcanic Best places to take in the
lights this holiday season
hilariously attempts to downplay—in ash, which blanketed the sun and caused
his stand-up routine— a global volcanic
that he forgot his winter of six to 10
MY years. is preceded
He suggests that, in PERSPECTIVE what many scientists
light of all the cosmic JAMES estimate to have been It’s hard for me to narrow down unique and it is a must-do for all. May
facts of the earth and MARTORANO a 1,000-year-long
universe, his faux pas cooling episode. One diversions, reign in my curiosity in you stay merry and bright all season!
is rather insigni cant, can only imagine the pursuit of new places and experienc-
and therefore ex- chaos that must have es any day, but during Untermyer Gardens
cusable. Although permeated the human the holiday season all Grand Illumination
intended only as comedy, he does raise an race as whole tribes of people struggled bets are o . ere just DIVERSIONS & Untermyer Garden
interesting point. to escape the poisonous and choking ash. aren’t enough hours in EXCURSIONS Conservancy
If you’re like me, your life is ooded Since the sun was blacked out of the sky, each day from No- NANCY 945 North Broadway,
with the need to accomplish myriad temperatures plunged and 90 percent of vember to January for SORBELLA Yonkers
detailed and speci c tasks. Did I take out all living things perished. e survivors me. My color-coded www.untermyer
the recycling? Did I remember to (you who remained, an estimated 2,000, be- calendar, a require- gardens.org
can ll in the blank)? Yet, occasionally came the new Adams and Eves, as they ment in my family is Beginning on Dec.
I’m tempted to open up my mind’s “lens” populated the planet. quite a kaleidoscope 12, the magni cent
and take a wider view of life. How wide? Is it possible that all of us have, as this time of year. I try to make the most walled garden at Untermyer Park will be
My favorite physicist, Michio Kaku, sug- ancestors, this small group of 2,000 sur- of every day and savor the memories illuminated. e fabulous architecture,
gests there is no limit to how far we can vivors? It seems preposterous. However, as best as I can. It’s one of those times statuary and horticultural elements will
look both backwards and forwards. So, the fact that our DNA is so similar in when sensory overload isn’t a bad thing be lit in a unique artistic style on the
let’s give it a try. all humans is, for most scientists, strong as long as you can be present in the banks of the majestic Hudson River. As
Scientists suggest the universe be- evidence that we did indeed originate moment. the garden is illuminated, music re ect-
gan around 13.8 billion years ago with from such a small group. If you examine I love to do as much as possible but ing di erent cultures is played while
the earth forming a mere 4.543 billion the DNA of other species, you will see every night I make time to sit in front of guests stroll freely around the site en-
years ago. Dinosaurs roamed the earth wildly disparate results. our tree and re ect on the beauty, spiritu- joying hot cocoa. is same experience
until around 65 million years ago when Perhaps the dilemma of a species ality, generosity and festivity of each day. is available every night from 4-8 p.m.
the Cretaceous-Palaeogene extinction struggling to avoid extinction is not I’m grateful for everyone and everything through Jan. 1 and is a must-go. ere is
occurred. Not only did they perish as a unique to us. In 1992, scientists discov- in my life every single day. I’m grateful truly nothing like this stunning artistic
result of a shower of meteors, but most ered a planet, very much like earth, that that this year my neighbors have such light-enhanced treasure.
of the world’s animal and plant species was orbiting a dead star. One can only fabulous and tasteful decorations and Why I love it:
did as well. is is only one of ve major imagine the emotional distress of any lights that no one will notice my house, Because it is like no other holiday
extinction cycles that seem to reoccur intelligent life as they came to realize usually decorated, but not this year, in it’s lights experience. Because this garden is
every 700,000 years. that their sun, and therefore their planet, pitiful pre-paint condition. a fave of mine and I talk about it a lot
Finally, around 200,000 years ago, was doomed. No living thing can escape Seriously, I have a million things to and visit throughout the year. Because
humans emerged (if you see a movie the levels of radiation emitted from a do, and I’ll be sharing some ahead of this is where, at the Summer Solstice
where humans are sharing the earth with dying sun. is is the very scenario that is time and some after the fact (my up- Soiree, that I met one of my oldest
dinosaurs, walk out). Approximately the basis of the Superman epic. Krypton coming weekend in the city). is week childhood friends after, well, about a
75,000 years ago, the volcano Toba is dying; yet, most of the leaders of the I’m all about holiday light displays. I can hundred years. Because growing up
erupted. is was a super volcanic erup- SEE MARTORANO PAGE 10 never get enough of them. ere is one SEE DIVERSIONS PAGE 11
tion at the site of present-day Lake Toba reprise, from last year, but it is the most
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 OPINION North Salem News – Page 9
Reconsider what you think is the ‘perfect’ college
ketball team, plenty of schools happened, she needs to real- tutor. Some kids do better on her goals. If she ends up going
would accept her in a minute. ize that her scores are for the
STRONG So, accept who she is—not the PSAT. e colleges never see the SATs while others do better to a school that she didn’t want
LEARNING fantasy of who you want her those scores. ey only look
to be—and once she’s over her at the SATs or ACTs. Have on the ACTs. to go to for some reason other
DR. LINDA disappointment, here’s what I her get some help to prepare
SILBERT think you need to do: for both exams. She can take a After she takes these exams than her friends or siblings went
course or meet with a private
Dear Dr. Linda, One of the most important in the spring, she can start look- somewhere else, she can always
Just got our daughter’s PSAT things you can teach your
daughter is that if things don’t ing for schools that t her GPA, transfer.
scores. ey’re 1100 total. We go as she planned, no matter
all feel horrible because she’s how much time and e ort she SATs, ACTs, extracurricular SEE DR. LINDA PAGE 11
worked so hard, has taken put into it and no matter how activities, her personality and
honors and AP courses and her disappointed she is, reality is
GPA is a 96. She’s president of reality and needs to be faced. If David Ferman
the class and is on the var- she can truly say that she did
sity basketball team. Her older the best she could on the test Vice President
brother went to Yale and her and 1100 was the result, then Financial Advisor
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Goody boxes MARTORANO
Americans love to receive pack- subscription boxes for everything under nies from around the world), beer of the FROM PAGE 8
ages. We actually buy presents the sun. In the old days, the only subscrip- month and pickles of the month. You can
for ourselves order 12 months of hot sauce, exotic teas, planet are in denial. Superman’s
tion gifts were from the premium chocolates, and seasonal pies. parents build a small spaceship
and send their son into space just
all the time. We order Fruit of the Month Club. Several unusual subscription boxes may as their planet explodes.
be the perfect gift ideas for someone you
everything to be shipped READING, Every month promised know. For the foodie on your shopping In a million years or so,
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in boxes and packages WRITING & a carton of apples from “give a travel experience without leav- envelope the earth, killing all
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straight to our door- cally made products and food items from a hostile environment, a species
featured cities across the United States, will normally take one of three
steps. Groceries, light KIM from Florida or avocados including Portland and Brooklyn. courses: 1) it seeks greener pas-
bulbs, electronics, and of KOVACH from California. tures, 2) it adapts to the changes,
Speaking of Brooklyn, a company called or 3) it perishes. e end of
course, books. Years ago on an epi- With Love from Brooklyn sells gift boxes our sun is such a catastrophic
of “Brooklyn made, Brooklyn proud” development that adaptation is
My daily mail delivery sode of the TV sitcom, artisan foods and gifts made in NYC’s impossible. e only successful
hippest borough. Cookies, chocolates, hot route is to become a “two-planet
arrives two hours later “Everybody Loves sauce, mugs, and coasters can bring a bit species” or, as some scientists
of Brooklyn to your front door. have put it, to search for Plan B.
than it did last year because the poor Raymond,” Ray felt very proud of himself When the time comes, populat-
Mystery boxes (with puzzles, games, ing a new planet in another solar
mail carrier has now turned into a pack- for giving his parents a fruit of the month secret codes), art supply boxes and even system is the only long-range
colorful graphic t-shirts from di er- solution.
age delivery person. Instead of sticking subscription gift. His mother was hor- ent pubs in Ireland can be ordered and
Such a development is so far
his arm out of the mail truck window to ri ed. “A box of fruit every month?” she SEE KOVACH PAGE 11 into the future that it is more
likely that other events will in-
shove stfuls of bills and magazines into complained. “Who can eat all that fruit?” tervene to deal a potentially fatal
blow to the human species:
neighbors’ mailboxes, he has to physi- Subscription boxes are big business now
1) e danger of global warm-
cally get out of the mail truck every few with the popularity of online shopping. ing could easily turn our own
atmosphere against us. e fact
stops to carry a box or package up to a Googling around in anticipation of this that what should be a scien-
ti c issue has become a political
resident’s front door. Sometimes the boxes holiday season, I discovered a variety of one, only makes the likelihood
of global disaster all the more
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two-month supply of cat litter. on your gift list. Even the hard-to-please 2) e real threat of nuclear
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 OPINION North Salem News – Page 11
DIVERSIONS go to throughout the year, and during KOVACH DR. LINDA
the holiday season there are a number
FROM PAGE 8 of holiday events. But, being all about FROM PAGE 10 FROM PAGE 9
holiday lights, there is one night, Dec.
in nearby Dobbs Ferry I witnessed the 16, that the Mansion is lit up for a shipped to that nicky millennial on Be sure that your daughter knows that
transformation of this garden from magni cent drive-through experience. your gift list. A weird but interesting you are not devastated over her scores. If
near ruin to restoration and majesty. I subscription box o ers special e ects you are, be sure that it’s not because you
cannot love this place more. You just e mansion isn’t open that night but make-up products for that Comic think her scores are a re ection on you.
have to experience it for yourself. check their calendar for their other Con fan or edgling movie-maker If you’re upset because you thought that
events; all historic, traditional, period who wants to be decked out in fake she belongs in certain schools, and the
Hartford Holiday Light Fantasia events for the entire family. blood, tattoos and reptile scales on a college exams are preventing her from
Goodwin Park, 1130 Maple Avenue, monthly basis. being accepted, then you need to regroup
Hartford, Conn. Why I love it: and realize that she’s her own person—
www.holidaylightfantasia.org Because I love the Vanderbilt Man- Don’t forget the family pets! not her brother or sister or you. e most
Hartford Holiday Light Fantasia is sions any time of the year. ey are People rave about Bark Box, a sub- important thing is that she prepares for a
the quintessential drive-through light steeped in NY history (and its no secret scription box for dogs. Each month profession that she enjoys. College only
extravaganza. is annual event features that I love NY), beautifully maintained, Fido will receive a selection of treats, lasts for four years. It’s what you do with
over 8 million colored lights and 2 miles part of the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt His- toys and pet accessories. You can the degree you earn after you’re out.
of viewing in the center of Hartford. toric Association, and one of our local never have too many dog toys on the
On weekends Santa is there to greet connections to a great president. Be sure you keep an open mind as you
the kids. Hartford has a lot of great oor! work through the college process to nd
attractions; this is a great centerpiece of Festival of Silver Lights While this age of convenience and the college that matches your daughter’s
a weekend getaway or just an evening Hubbard Park, 999 West Main immediate grati cation can brighten needs. As with everything in life, keep
adventure. is event is open at 5 p.m. Street, Meriden, Conn. up the dreary cold days of winter college in perspective and don’t become
every night through January 2. for us consumers, think of the poor obsessed with particular colleges. Work
Why I love it: is is an intimate white light holi- postal workers and UPS delivery with her to apply to colleges with varying
Because I love a good drive-through day experience featuring 200 buildings drivers. is is beyond the Fruit requirements for acceptance. Consider
holiday light experience. Because and gures lit with over 350,000 lights of the Month Club. Drivers have other colleges that you might not have
downtown Hartford’s seasonal lights in the center of charming Meriden. to hoist big-screen TVs, cases of thought about or have ruled out because
don’t disappoint. Because this event is Open throughout the season at 5:30 exotic spices and cooking oils, glass of some irrelevant characteristic (like it’s
actually a bene t for Channel 3 Kids p.m. until Jan. 1. Traditional holiday jars of brined vegetables, big tins of a state school, not a private university).
Camp in CT so you’re having holiday fun that can be a night out or part of a gourmet BBQ popcorn, and sacks of
fun while doing some good. New England weekend. co ee beans. e perfect college for your daughter as
Just be careful with my monthly a whole person is, in the end, the only
Christmas Illumination Why I love it: delivery of artisan brownies, please! “good college.”
The Vanderbilt Mansion Because it is slightly di erent that the
119 Vanderbilt Park Road, Hyde Park other holiday light experiences and a Kim Kovach fondly recalls receiving a Dr. Linda
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if you plan your visit carefully there are News. Give the gift that lasts a Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why Bad Grades
e Vanderbilt Mansion, part of the many holiday events in neighboring lifetime! Find out about writing classes Happen to Good Kids,” and director of
National Park Service is also a must- towns, all just a fairly quick drive from and writing coaching for all ages at Strong Learning Tutoring and SAT/ACT
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SNOWFLAKE BALL Traditionally, the PTO hosted cost more to attend this year’s has made great e orts to ensure dad or guest that took the time
FROM PAGE 1
the Snow ake Ball for girls and Snow ake Ball because it can’t that its students are never ex- to bring them to an event that
an adult and a Bowl-O-Rama be held on school grounds any- cluded admittance to an event was important to them and an
will be open to K-5 girls that event for boys and an adult. more. Last year it cost $25 for because of nancial hardships,” event that they could share with
reside in North Salem who are Bowl-O-Rama was also can- a child and a special guest plus Miller said. “ e PQ PTO gra- their friends from school.”
homeschooled or attend private celled by the district for the $10 for each additional daugh- ciously absorbs the cost if a fam- Any kind of support is wel-
school. same reason. Miller said no one ter. e new ticket cost has not ily is unable to pay for a school come, Miller said, such as a busi-
PQ Principal Mary Johnson has stepped up to take on Bowl- been set yet, Miller said, but it event. Since this is no longer a ness that wants to sponsor a DJ,
and Assistant Principal Stepha- O-Rama as a private event. will be more than previous years. PTO sponsored event, that as- or an individual that wants to
nie Bell said last month that the e PTO is currently brain- Miller called this an “unfortu- sistance cannot be given.” make a donation to the general
Snow ake Ball could no longer storming a di erent fam- nate consequence” of not being To that end, Miller said she’s fund, or a parent that can help
be held as a school function or a ily spring event for elementary allowed to use the school for the hoping some in the community defray the cost for another child.
PTO event because of state laws school community. Snow ake Ball. “would be gracious enough to For more details or to help
against gender discrimination. Miller also noted that it will “Historically, the PQ PTO help support this event.” support this event, email
A Classe ! Open House Last year, about 160 girls and nssnow [email protected].
Starting Monday January 7 their guest attended the Snow-
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mer, but only City Carting, which the town currently uses for its
trash pickup, responded with an o er that included a 43 percent
increase, from $632,000 to $903,000 per year.
collaboration. Studio memberships come with at $286,396 increase equals 75 percent of the general budget
24hr access to studio(s), personal storage space for increase.
supplies, lounge & self serve coffee bar. Members Supervisor Warren Lucas said the town decided to extend its
also receive a discount on classes & workshops. contract with City Carting for one year at the new price while it
considers ways to reduce its refuse bill in the future.
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SPCA’s Home for the
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day wish is to nd their long-term animals a loving home so they
can ring in the New Year with their forever families. rough the
“Home for the Holidays” campaign, you can become a foster par-
ent and invite a shelter dog or cat into your home for an extended
sleepover to see if he or she is a good match. e SPCA will provide
you with everything you need!
“ e holidays are a great time to give back so if you’ve been con-
sidering adopting a new pet this is the perfect time,” said Executive
Director Shannon Laukhuf. “We have so many wonderful dogs and
cats who have been overlooked through no fault of their own. Some
have been with us for years and would love the chance to be in a
home and part of a family.”
By inviting a dog or cat into your home for the holidays, you’ll
have the opportunity to see if he or she is a good match before
potentially adopting. If you aren’t able to adopt at this time, by fos-
tering you’ll play a vital role in helping the SPCA learn more about
each animal so that they can nd the best possible match for that
dog or cat in the future. Plus, it gives the animals a nice break from
shelter life for a few days to enjoy the holidays.
To learn more about this special promotion, email shelter@
spca914.org or visit the SPCA of Westchester anytime 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Saturday or 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. e SPCA
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into Peach Lake
e Croton Falls Fire Department was dispatched to an un-
usual call on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
A giant crane had overturned onto the front yard of a home in
the Peach Lake section of North Salem, according to Assistant
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Ruth Keeler Memorial Li- will be available from the Art birth to 2-1/2. family story time for kids of
brary is located at 276 Titicus Cart. Share your work with Wednesdays all ages.
Road. For more information other creative individuals in Story Time at 10:30 a.m.; SEE LIBRARY PAGE 18
on any of these events, call a fun, supportive atmosphere. family story time for kids of all
914-669-5161 or visit keeler School-age children must come ages.
[email protected]. with an adult. Block Party at 11 a.m. – Li-
Bagels & Books: Love Story time and crafts brary supplies the blocks, kids
Medicine by Louise Edrich on Mondays supply the imagination.
Dec. 19 at 10:30 a.m.; Judas by Stories and Songs – 10:30 ursdays
Amos Oz on Jan. 8 at 10:30 a.m., for babies from birth to Books and Puppets at 10:30
a.m.; Fates and Furies by Lau- 2-1/2. a.m.; family story time for kids
ren Gro on Feb. 7 at 10:30 Tuesdays of all ages.
a.m.; e Children Act by Ian Mother Goose for Babies Saturdays
McEwan on March 7 at 10:30 – 10:30 a.m., for babies from Story Time at 10:30 a.m.;
History and Biography
Book Club on Jan. 8 at 7:30
p.m. for King Leopold’s Ghost
by Adam Hochschild, and Feb-
ruary 24 at 3 p.m. for Walls:
A History of Civilization in
Blood and Brick by David Frye. Give the gift of a
Extra copies of these books are
available for checkout. No reg-
istration is required and drop-
ins are welcome.
Family Bingo on Wednes-
day, December 26, at 3 p.m.
Bring the family to play Bingo
and win books.
Holiday Cookies on
Wednesday, December 19 at 4
p.m. Decorate holiday cookies
with icing, candies, and other
Mary Poppins (1964) on
Friday, December 28 at 2 p.m.
Watch the classic movie Marie
Poppins. It is rated G and has a
running time of 2 hours and 19
Polar Express on ursday,
December 27 at 3 p.m. Watch
the movie Polar Express, which
is rated G and has a running
time of 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Popsicle Ornaments on Sat-
urday, December 22 at 1 p.m.
Create ornaments out of pop-
sicle sticks including popsicle
snow akes and more.
Adult Art Program: Acryl-
ics Plus every other Wednesday
from 10:30 - 12:30 p.m. on Dec.
5 and 19. Facilitated by Nina
Bertolino. e group will work
in acrylics and move on to dab-
ble in other mediums including
pastels, pen and ink, mixed me-
dia, and more. e library will
provide initial supplies but par-
ticipants will be asked to bring
supplies from a list that will be
provided by Nina. No experi-
ence in art required.
A Creative Moment every
ursday from 6 - 8 p.m., ages
10 to adult. Facilitated by Jen
Armbruster and Debbie Rizo.
Work on a creative, artistic
project with family or friends.
e project may be your own
or an easy, self-directed project
provided by one of the library’s
Art Boxes. Plenty of supplies
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Christmas at the Chapel is the daily winners and support ive environment, we explore weeks Hudson River Cruise, Meet-
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 Sports North Salem News – Page 19
North Salem defeated Amanda Marano
tournament host Keio was named
Academy 46-25 in the MVP of the Keio
finals on Dec. 8. tournament.
PHOTO COURTESY OF PHOTOS: ROB
NORTH SALEM ATHLETICS. DIANTONIO
Tigers roar to Keio tourney title
North Salem o to 3-1 start in girls hoops
BY ROB DIANTONIO
North Salem coach Eric Buzzetto knew Grace Curran
he had a wealth of experience returning leads a fast
this season, so his expectations are naturally break.
And the Tigers are o to quite a start
with a 3-1 record after their rst week of
ey defeated Keio Academy, 46-25, in
the championship game of Keio’s tourna-
ment, Dec. 8.
Amanda Marano, a junior, was named
tournament MVP. She scored 16 points
and hauled in seven rebounds.
“ at kid is as tough as tough can come,”
Buzzetto said. “She’s one of our best 3–
Liz Squire (9 points, 8 rebounds) and
Jane Fetterolf (7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 Kayla Halverson went 2 of 2 from the foul We had to hold them to one shot and we
steals) were named to the All-Tournament line with just six seconds left to write a 47- did that. We stayed very composed in the
team. Joan Herlihy (4 points, 7 rebounds, 43 nish. second half. We weren’t ustered at all. We
3 blocks), Julia DeSanto (6 points, 6 re- DeSanto paced the Eagles with a game- crashed the boards when we had to.”
bounds) and Gabby Marino (4 points) also high 14 points. Squire added 11 points and North Salem missed 13 free throws in
helped out. was a force defensively in the paint with the loss. e Eagles made ve 3-pointers in
Two days earlier, in the opening round, her shot-blocking ability. Grace Curran the rst quarter but were held to just two of
North Salem cruised past Valhalla, 46-25. and Marano also chipped in with 8 and 6 them in the second half.
Squire had a big game with 12 points, points, respectively. DeSanto (16 points), Marano (14
15 rebounds, six blocks and three assists. “Julia’s a gamer,” Buzzetto said. “It’s re- points) and Curran (8 points) led the Ti-
Marano also had 12 points. DeSanto (10 ally funny. In practice, she can’t buy a shot. I gers to a 52-33 season-opening win over
points) and Fetterolf (6 points) contributed. think she just catches and shoots in games. Yonkers on Dec. 3.
In a Dec. 4 contest with Dobbs Ferry, She’s been lights out for us. In two years, North Salem was scheduled to host
Squire tied the game with 44.4 seconds to Liz has had over 120 blocks for me. She’s Pleasantville on Dec. 12. It will then com-
go. Shooting 1 of 2 from the line, she fash- an absolute beast on defense on the inside. pete in Bronxville’s tournament Dec. 13
ion a 43-43 knot. But the visiting Eagles When she wants to be a beast inside on of- and 15.
quickly struck back. fense, she can be. But she’s also one of our “We have a lot of potential to creep up
“Dobbs Ferry is a good basketball team, top 3-point shooters, which is nice, too.” to that four, ve or six seed (in Class B),”
they’re well coached,” Buzzetto said. “ ey e Tigers trailed 27-19 at halftime but Buzzetto said. “You look at Irvington, Bri-
have good shooters and they’re intense. clawed their way back into the game in the arcli and Putnam Valley,they’re dominant Joan Herlihy
fires a jumper
ey got the better of us tonight. I think if second half. DeSanto’s 3-pointer late in the teams. But then four, ve and six you’ve vs. Dobbs Ferry.
we play 10 times, they win ve and we win third quarter cut the de cit to ve points. got us, Valhalla, Dobbs Ferry, Woodlands, PHOTOS: ROB
ve. It was a heck of a game tonight.” She hit another three early in the fourth to Croton. ere are going to be a lot of shifts
Dobbs Ferry’s Camryn McCarthy drove make it a four-point game. throughout the year. But if we can play the
to the basket and nished to give the Eagles “We hit some big shots in key situations,” way we did tonight (against Dobbs Ferry),
a 45-43 lead with 30.7 seconds remaining. Buzzetto said. “And our defense was huge. we’ll do a lot of great things this year.”
Page 20 – North Salem News SPORTS Thursday, December 13, 2018
Indoor track team has high hopes this winter
BY RICH MONETTI Senior Ben Leicht, North Salem’s other FILE PHOTO/ ROB DIANTONIO
CONTRIBUTING WRITER elite-level state competitor, has made two
straight state appearances and in the spring Ava Jolley during the fall 2018 cross country season
With no division breakdowns by class dur- medaled in the 1,600, Kowgios said.
ing the Section 1 indoor track season, some
could speculate North Salem’s team, with just Even with past successes in mind, Kowgios
39 members, might feel like it’s behind the reminds that in this sport, there’s room for
starting blocks as the gun goes o . any student to move up.
On the contrary, says their coach. e Tigers “You’re being timed, so there’s really not an
welcome the challenge. opinion as to who is good and who needs to
improve,” Kowgios said.
“It’s really clarifying for them,” said Nicholas
Kowgios. “Our kids are running against Divi- e solidity of numbers guides his mindset
sion 1 runners every race. So they know where as a coach.
“What we try to do is focus on each kid
Sophomore Ava Jolley, for instance, has most getting better and teaching them the rela-
New York State runners playing catch-up with tionship between hard work and success,” said
her. She nished second in the state champi- Kowgios.
onships last year in the Class C 5,000-meter
race. Kowgios said Junior Katie Mogg is among
those who prove this point.
Jolley is the rst girls sectional champ in the
school’s history, leaving North Salem’s history “She works tremendously hard so we have
books in the dust. real high expectations for her,” said Kowgios.
“She already has the school record as a freshman e same goes for the teammates on her
in the 1,500, 3,000 and 4x800,”said Kowgios. coattails.
But setting her sights on rst place will re- “We have a really strong girls team, which
quire a good deal of tunnel vision, Kowgios includes Stella Ard and Juliette Intrieri,” said
“She’s going to be competing against Kate- On the boys’ side, Kowgios has Sean Vin-
lyn Tuohy,” he said. “She was twice the Gato- cent bending to beat the curve too.
rade High School Female Athlete of the Year
and probably the greatest distance runner in “He’s run 12 seasons of high school track
high school history.” so he’s been a real consistent runner for us,”
As Jolley’s coach, though, he mostly puts her
training on auto pilot. e long game that culminates in the spring
would have it no other way.
“She’s a really self-directed kid,” said Kowgios.
“It’s takes a di erent kind of athlete,” con-
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SINCERE THANKS FOR WELCOMING US TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD THIS YEAR.
MAY THE SEASON BRING YOU THE GIFTS OF PEACE, HOPE & JOY.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU IN 2019!
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