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BEDFORDTOWN BOARD Utility companies
NYSEG to pay ‘largest settlement ever’
PHOTO: TOM BARTLEY BY CAROL REIF partment of Public Service determined
STAFF WRITER that every major electric utility company
Chris Burdick is sworn in as supervisor for fourth time. in the state fell short,but the worst of the
Local o cials are hailing a local util- lot were NYSEG, which serves north-
New ofﬁcials take oaths of ofﬁce ity’s acknowledgement that it didn’t ern Westchester towns such as Somers
adequately plan for the two nor’easters and North Salem and Putnam County,
BY TOM BARTLEY meeting. that blasted the region in March 2018, and Consolidated Edison, which serves
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Supervisor Chris Burdick, elected to his knocking out power to thousands. Westchester.
irty-six hours after a ceremonial fourth two-year term in November, presid- ey are also happy that the state has It also found that Orange & Rock-
swearing-in last week, Bedford’s 2020 ed at each session. Elected with him and just announced a $10.5 million settle- land Utilities and upstate’s Rochester
Town Board got down to the nitty-gritty taking their board seats for the rst time ment—the largest of its kind—with Gas & Electric had not complied with
business of governing. were Councilwomen Ellen Z. Calves and New York State Electric & Gas and state-mandated emergency response
Bobbi M. Bittker, joining Kate Galligan Rochester Gas & Electric, both subsid- plans.
e ve-member board, now four- fths and MaryAnn Carr. iaries of AVANGRID Inc., a sustain-
women and ve- fths Democrat, tackled able energy company with $32 billion in NYSEG subsequently acknowledged
environmental issues in a ursday, Jan. 2, In the rst business of the new year, at assets and operations in 24 states. committing 18 violations; RG&E ad-
work session before moving on to an or- its 6 p.m. work session, the Town Board mitted to three. ey were slammed
ganizational meeting, a quiet public hear- heard Midge Iorio, executive director of But they don’t intend to stop holding with $10.5 million in nes: $9 mil-
ing and nally a speedy and routine regular NYSEG’s feet to the re, says Somers lion for NYSEG and $1.5 million for
SEE SWEARING IN PAGE 3 Supervisor Rick Morrissey. And they RG&E.
are hoping that the settlement money
doesn’t get “consumed by the bureaucra- e settlement was announced just
cy,” according to North Salem Supervi- days before Christmas by Gov. Andrew
sor Warren J. Lucas. Cuomo.
In 2019, local utilities were slammed “It is beyond unacceptable to leave
by the state’s Public Service Commis- hundreds of thousands of customers in
sion for inadequately preparing for the the dark for as long as these utilities did
storms. last year,” he said.
An investigation by the state’s De- SEE NYSEG PAGE 4
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Town backs down from new parking ﬁnes
BY TOM BARTLEY also contributes to the struggles of Kato- dom of allowing longer stays at curbside and a look at it.”
CONTRIBUTING WRITER nah’s merchants, saying, “It seems the town even the assertion that the hamlet lacks suf- Carr also said she did not believe shoppers
government has lost sight of small retailers,
Sti er nes for parking violations in Bed- which is one of the driving forces that brings cient parking. deliberately overstay their permitted time. “I
ford could have been enacted after a public people to Katonah.” Councilman Donald B. Scott has been think they really work hard to adhere to that
hearing last month. But that hearing drew active in Katonah’s civic a airs long enough two-hour limit,” she said, “but two hours
protest from Katonah gallery owner Mindy Bedford o cials, for their part, have in- to remember when parking limits went from come and go very quickly.”
Yanish, and by the time she sat down, the sisted from the start that the tougher penal- one hour to two. He disputed the conten-
Town Board had decided to rethink the is- ties—hikes of 25 percent to 50 percent for tion that downtown parking is insu cient, In her remarks, Yanish had said strict en-
sue—and to seek input from the town’s busi- most violations—were designed not to grow insisting plenty of spaces lie only 150 yards forcement of the two-hour limit discourages
ness community. revenue but to enforce compliance, theoreti- from the shopping area. potential customers. “Being allowed a brief
cally freeing up more parking spaces. Pointing out that “my o ce is around the two hours to dine and shop when we des-
In prepared remarks, Yanish, the hearing’s corner from your gallery,” Scott told Yanish perately need business is, in my experience,
lone speaker, called the proposed increases Supervisor Chris Burdick said the retail- he’d “get lynched” if he occupied one of the big-city mentality at a great cost to the once-
“punishing nes” meant to raise revenue ers themselves had wanted Bedford to adopt coveted nearby spaces. So instead, he said, “I friendly town that we all long for,”she said.
without “addressing the problem of insu - a get-tough stance with violators, reason- walk a block and a half and park on Parkway,
cient parking.” ing that compliance with a two-hour limit across from Bedford Road.” A number of downtown merchants, she
would create more parking opportunities for Eliminating parking nes in the shopping noted, are being forced to close up shop,
Instead of stricter enforcement, she told more shoppers. area for the holidays, as Yanish suggested leaving behind vacant storefronts.“ e town
the Town Board at its Dec.17 meeting,Bed- and as some municipalities already do, has government, focused on raising revenue,
ford needs to increase the number of parking “A number of merchants asked us to beef pitfalls of its own,Councilwoman Kate Gal- does not seem to realize the terrible and ir-
spaces to aid Katonah’s merchants, whom up enforcement because they found they ligan noted. “Isn’t there also a chance,” she reversible e ects of these empty properties,”
she depicted as quietly struggling. Recom- were losing customers because people were asked, “that those spaces will be lled up by, she said. “It is elitist to think that everyone
mending new construction as a remedy for overstaying their limits,” he said, risking a say, the employees of those stores? Or people who comes here can a ord the tickets or to
parking woes, the longtime Katonah resi- ticket but remaining at curbside two or three would park and go into the city [by train]?” believe that parking more than two hours is
dent said, “I would propose that the next tax times longer than today’s law allows. If the permitted time at curbside is too the intentional outing of town rules.”
dollar spent goes to increasing the parking long, Galligan said, “It could possibly have a
[capacity] with multilevel structures.” Katonah,like the rest of Bedford,does not negative e ect on the merchants.” e new nes crack down harder on such
have parking meters but limits curbside stays Observing the many competing issues, things as an expired pay station or parking
Parking problems are a disincentive for to two hours. A violation, if ticketed, means Councilwoman Lee V.A.Roberts suggested, without a required permit, each going from
shoppers, she maintained, observing that a $25 ne, which would remain unchanged “Maybe we need creative thinking and ideas $40 to $60.
customers “often don’t come back to our under the proposed new penalties. from the merchants, who are the most af-
town once they are the victim of our punish- fected.” Yanish has no quarrel with penalties for
ing nes.” Still, as far as Yanish is concerned,“Limit- Councilwoman MaryAnn Carr agreed “parking illegally in crosswalks or any safety
ing parking time along with increasing nes and said the parking woes extend to busi- issues. ose should be ticketed,”she said.
“ e majority of the retailers are strug- is not addressing the problem of insu cient nesses in Bedford Hills and Bedford Village,
gling,” said Yanish, who has owned O er- parking,which in my humble view is the real as well. “I think we should have the Cham- e supervisor suggested taking no action
ings Gallery on Katonah Avenue for 30 problem.” bers [of Commerce in all three hamlets] take on the local law that would have installed
years. “But no one wants to give the impres- the new schedule of nes.“We will carry this
sion that business isn’t good.” While Town Board members were largely over into the new year,” he said after Yanish
sympathetic to the plight of merchants and spoke at the Dec.17 public hearing,“and fol-
Municipal indi erence, Yanish suggested, their would-be customers circling in search low the suggestions we have heard of talking
of a parking space, some questioned the wis- to the business community and others.”
SWEARING IN waste. A $37,440 state grant, announced PHOTO: TOM BARTLEY
last month, is expected to cover about
FROM PAGE 1 half of the three-year program’s $75,000 Town Clerk Lisbeth “Boo” Fumagalli, Councilwoman Bobbi M. Bittker, Councilwoman
cost. Kate Galligan, Legislator Kitley Covill, Deputy Supervisor
the environmental coalition Bedford MaryAnn Carr and Councilwoman Ellen Calves
2020, propose an updated Climate Ac- As outlined last spring by Peter Kuni-
tion Plan. Her coalition was founded a holm, leader of the coalition’s Solid nomination for the 93rd Assembly Dis- create a key January vacancy in town hall,
decade ago with what seemed an ambi- Waste Task Force, the program will seek trict seat now held by David Buchwald. an opening that would be addressed by
tious goal of reducing greenhouse-gas 40 volunteer families a year to compost A November victory for Burdick would the board’s remaining members.
emissions by 20 percent in 10 years. their leftover food and leave it at the curb
for weekly pickup by a private company.
It met that goal three years ago and by
last spring was boasting a 70 percent cut. ose pickups were described in the
In the update presented last week, Iorio spring as free for the volunteers. But
called for a reduction of 80 percent by Kuniholm said last week that volun-
2030, among other environmental goals. teers instead would pay half the expected
weekly cost, estimated at about $14.
Calling the plan both “very excit-
ing” and “very ambitious,” Burdick said, e organizational meeting, ordinarily
“We’re going to have to work very hard devoted largely to housekeeping chores,
to make it happen.” included this year the designation of
Carr as deputy supervisor. Her appoint-
In a separate area, the town will also ment takes on added signi cance given
move ahead with Bedford 2020 on an Burdick’s pursuit of the Democratic
experiment in reducing residential food
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NYSEG ration work during an emer- for the utility to be prepared for Because “challenging weather it’s not likely anyone would be
gency event; a storm and to restore power as conditions are increasing in home to call in.
FROM PAGE 1 safely and as quickly as possible, both severity and duration,”
• NYSEG and RG&E’s and we will hold them account- both companies are develop- “It’s an absolute necessity,” he
Some folks were left shiver- Emergency Response Orga- able to do just that.” ing a comprehensive “resiliency said.
ing in the cold for a week. nization will form a group to plan.” It includes replacing poles,
develop a Storm Response Ex- NYSEG RESPONDS cutting down trees endangering Parsons and Adam Ochs,
e size of the settlement ercise program to include in- According to a statement Fri- power lines and upgrading dis- chair of the town’s Emergency
makes it “crystal clear” that util- the- eld activities and non-ta- tribution circuits. Management Committee, are
ities have an obligation to pre- bletop storm response exercises, day, Jan. 3, by manager of corpo- planning to meet with NYSEG
pare for severe weather and to including testing their enhanced rate communications Michael “NYSEG and RG&E are representatives soon.
“develop robust storm response life-support equipment custom- Jamison, NYSEG has taken a deeply committed to providing
programs,” said the governor, er contact and tracking proce- number of steps since the 2018 safe, a ordable and reliable en- State Assemblyman David
adding that, if they don’t, they dures, as well as communication storms. ergy for New Yorkers now and Buchwald, whose District 93
will be held accountable and and coordination with municipal well into the future,” Jamison includes Lewisboro and North
forced to change “how they do and county governments; “We have thoroughly re- said. Salem, called the settlement
business.” viewed our processes, identi ed “ tting.”
• NYSEG agrees to retain a best practices, listened to our LOCAL REACTION
According to Cuomo, a con- third-party consultant, subject customers, federal and state of- Lewisboro Supervisor Peter “NYSEG customers su ered
sent order will be led with the to consultation with commis- extended power outages be-
Supreme Court to settle en- sion sta , to audit and assess cials and municipal leaders, and H. Parsons said ursday, Jan. cause their utility failed to take
forcement litigation. the companies’ storm response implemented enhanced emer- 2, that NYSEG has been doing ownership of its responsibility
training and training exercise gency response procedures,” it more tree cutting and is install- to be ready for major storms,”
It will require the following: programs and NYSEG agrees read. ing switches. he said.
• In the near term, NYSEG that shareholders will bear any
will hire and maintain 20 ad- incremental costs for the term of e $10.5 million in settle- e utility is pushing for me- “Nearly two years have passed
ditional employees with storm engagement for the consultant. ment money will come from ters on individual homes and since many of our neighbors
restoration responsibilities. shareholder funds and be used businesses that would auto- were forced to live over a week
Additionally, PSC sta and “ e primary task of a utility to “bene t customers,” NYSEG matically report power outages without power. While we were
NYSEG will review long-term is to supply safe and adequate said. to the utilities. fortunate many good Samari-
sta ng needs and requirements; electricity to customers,” said tans and benevolent businesses
• NYSEG will maintain at Department of Public Service Exactly how those funds will “ ey aren’t being allowed to stepped up to volunteer and
least 175 damage assessment- CEO John B. Rhodes. be used will be determined in a by the PSC,” Parsons claimed, help our community, one thing
trained employees, excluding separate settlement process that noting that both adults in a is for certain—the management
employees who perform resto- “A key component of that is will require the state PSC’s ap- household work nowadays and at these utility companies were
proval. utterly unprepared,” said As-
semblyman Kevin Byrne, whose
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When we’re done, there is nothing left to do. “It is tting that NYSEG
shareholders will now pay the
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“Yorktown was the epicen-
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rates are the second highest
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Buchwald, along with West-
chester County Executive
George Latimer, founded and
cochaired United Westchester
in response to the weather di-
In 2018, the coalition of
county, state and federal o cials
released a 49-page report on the
Better communications was
one of its top recommendations.
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PAGE 6 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES SCHOOLS & CAMPS THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020
CROSSING will return as this year’s Musical South Salem Presbyterian
Director. Joining him on stage Church welcomes new pastor
FROM PAGE 2 will be the Encore House Band
compromised of JJHS students. South Salem Presbyterian ministry. He is a Certi ed Master
Tuesday, January 14: Or- In addition, a lm of original
chestra & Choral Concert artwork and music created by Church extends its welcome for the Hypnotherapist, a Member of the
(Snow Date 1/21/20) the students from the JJHS Vi-
sual Art and Music Technology Christmas season to a new pastor, Fellowship of Christian Magicians,
e rst concert in the win- Departments will be shown.
ter series features performances the Reverend Dr. Mark Salmon, and practices puppetry and clown-
by our Symphonic Orchestra Encore Cabaret features music,
and the John Jay Chorale. art,ra es,food and more! All pro- who began his full duties with ing. He has also served various
ceeds from Encore Cabaret VIII
ursday, January 16: Band will bene t the mission of KLSD Christmas Eve service on Decem- contingencies beyond formal con-
Concert (Snow Date 2/5/20) ArtsAlive. KLSD ArtsAlive wish-
es all a very joyous holiday and a ber 24. gregations, including ministering to
e district will present a happy New Year! For tickets, visit
program of music from three https://encoreviii.bpt.me/. Dr. Salmon is a graduate of the the homeless, to prisoners, to those
ensembles: e Concert Band,
Women’s Civic University of South Carolina with a with HIV/AIDS, to orphans, as
e Symphonic Band, and e Club of Katonah
Wind Ensemble. BA in Political Science. He received well as to baseball players—after all,
e Women’s Civic Club of
Tuesday, January 28: Jazz Katonah is back in action af- his Master of Divinity from Austin Mark is an avid Yankees fan!
Concert (Snow Date 2/5/20) ter their annual August break.
Members used the respite to Presbyterian eological Seminary In welcoming Mark and his wife
e Winter Series concludes thoroughly clean and reorga-
with performances by the jazz nize their rift Shop, site of in 1982, and his Doctor of Ministry Dee to the church, Lisa Smith chair
bands and vocal jazz ensemble. donated sales that raise money
for the club’s many charities. from Trinity eological Seminary of the worship committee praised
ere will also be a showcase
of three student-led a-capella Ongoing social activities in- in 1984. He previously served several churches in the Reverends Cathy and Peter Surgenor for the
groups: e Noteables, e Roll- clude the knit-crochet group
ing Tones,and e Treblemakers. every Monday at 2 p.m., Mah Texas, including Grace Presbyterian in urban Cor- care and dedication they showed in shepherding the
Jongg every Tuesday at 1 p.m.
KLSD ArtsALIVE and bridge on the third Tuesday pus Christi, and First Presbyterian Churches in the congregation through a di cult period of mourning
of the month at 10 a.m., a book
KLSD ArtsALIVE is ex- club on the fourth ursday at small towns of Denison and Belton. He most re- after the illness and death of the much-loved Rev.
cited to announce the return 10:30 a.m.and the Civic Singers
of Encore Cabaret on Satur- on Friday’s at 10 a.m. All events cently served as pastor and the Head of Sta at St. Dr. Charles “Chip” Andrus last fall at the age of 51.
day, January 11, 2020 at 7 p.m. are held at Memorial House.
at the John Jay High School Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center, Liza Travalino, a member of the pastor nominating
eatre. It’s a special night at Florida, from which he retired in October. committee,said she feels most fortunate to have found
JJHS as current students and
alumni share the stage and cre- Mark has led numerous mission trips to such a candidate of Rev. Salmon’s experience and capabili-
ate Broadway magic! Andre
Catrini, JJHS Class of 2007, places as Mexico and Guatemala, among others. He ties who was attracted to the history of the “White
hosts a show on WRMI (Radio Miami Internation- Church on the Hill,” established by the Reverend
al), “ e Hammer that Changed the World,” a pro- Solomon Mead in 1752,as both a religious center and
gram on Reformed eology, available throughout a cultural focal point for the broader community.
the world and in rural areas via shortwave. South Salem Presbyterian Church is located at 111
Mark’s ties to the New York area include having Spring St. in the center of the South Salem Hamlet.
spent a signi cant portion of his youth in New Jersey Sunday worship is held at 10 AM followed by a fel-
and having a daughter who serves on the faculty of lowship hour. Sunday school and childcare are avail-
Teachers College at Columbia University. She and able. For more information about the church call 914-
her husband, a professional magician, live in Man- 763 9282, visit www.SouthSalemPC.org or follow on
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Cub Scouts help with Toys for Tots
Vista-Lewisboro Cub Scout PHOTO COURTESY OF BILL BONGIORNO
Pack 101 brought unwrapped
gifts for less fortunate kids and KLSD ArtsALIVE Presents
decorated cookies and did crafts
during Toys for Tots at the Vista Saturday January 11, 2020, 7:00pm
Fire House recently. Santa took John Jay High School Theatre
time out of his busy schedule to
add to the Christmas cheer by KLSD ArtsALIVE is excited to announce the return of
handing out candy canes, jin- Encore Cabaret. It’s a special night at JJHS as current
gling bells and o ering a wel- students and alumni share the stage and create
coming “Ho Ho Ho!” Broadway magic! Andre Catrini, JJHS Class of 2007, will
return as this year's Musical Director. Joining him on
Scouts and other children stage will be the Encore House Band compromised of
dropping o presents were JJHS students. In addition, a film of original artwork and
treated to tours of the re en- music created by the students from the JJHS Visual Art
gines and even got to sit in the and Music Technology Departments will be shown.
Encore Cabaret features music, art,
“We appreciate our all volun- raffles, food and more!
teer Vista Fire ghters and thank
them each year by supporting Tickets: http://bit.ly/encorecabaret klsdartsalive.org
their Toys-for-Tots program,” Adults: $15 • ArtsAlive Members: $10
said Bill Bongiorno, Cubmas- KLSD Students / Seniors: $5
ter for the Pack. It was a great
success for the rehouse and the
gifts under the tree were too nu-
merous to even begin to count. throughout the various holidays
ere will be many smiling thanks to the Vista Fire Depart-
faces Christmas morning and ment and local residents.”
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Where are you headed this summer? Line up a summer job at
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Happily Ever After Attitude
At the start of READING,
a new year, WRITING &
many people CHOCOLATE
resolve to make big
changes – physically KIM
and emotionally - to KOVACH
improve health and
happiness. Gyms, diet
food companies and
health food stores look forward to this time of year. So
do publishing companies, o ering a whole new crop of
self-help books. Popular book titles include Get Out of
Everything yold is new again Your Own Way and Be You, Only Better.
By mid-January, you may already be ignoring the
self-improvement books, apps and exercise equipment
received as holiday gifts. e rubber exercise bands are
“F airy tales can come true, dangling from the doorknob and the cardio tracker is
they can happen to you, if
you’re…” yold at heart? gazing, Boomers can take heart in 2020 practically at-lining as you sit on the couch eating
Wait a sec. Isn’t that song lyric— being dubbed by e Economist as “the
written by Carolyn Leigh, made beginning of the decade of the yold.” left-over holiday cookies and candy. One glance out of
BRUCE In the Japanese culture, those the window and your excuse of “it’s too cold/snowy/
THE BLOG between 65 and 75 are called “young
icy” to drive to the gym sends you back to the couch.
It’s hard to keep the momentum going.
famous by Frank Sinatra—supposed BRUCE old.” It’s a sign of respect, not an empty, Standing on the check-out line at the grocery store,
to be “young at heart”? APAR patronizing appellation. It’s also a rec-
we are bombarded with headlines blaring “Live Longer
True, but as a lover of words, I was ognition of 21st Century fact: Boomers with Superfoods!” or “Celebrity New Year’s Resolu-
smitten when I came across this odd are bodacious! (What the hey, all you tions” and “ e Tricks to Staying Motivated.”
little coinage of yold. need is a little spring in your step to A popular theme a couple of years ago was to face
It’s what is known in linguistic cir- make the short hop from decade to your fears and improve your life by saying, “Yes!” to
cles as a portmanteau, which in itself is decadent.) new ideas and challenges. It takes a concentrated e ort
a cool word. It means, to cite the dictionary de nition, “a According to e Economist, “By continuing to work, to actually make changes to your life. Marianne Power,
word blending the sounds and combining the meanings and staying socially engaged, the Boomers will change a journalist in England, decided to try a di erent
of two others, for example motel (from motor and hotel) the world, as they have done several times at di erent self-help book each month for one year. e idea was
or brunch (from breakfast and lunch).” stages of their lives.” to see if she could face her fears, improve relationships
us… Young + Old = Yold. ere’s data to back it up, too. and gain nancial independence in one year. Of course
Yold was invented by the Japanese as an homage to the • is year, more than 10% of the population in she wrote and published a book about her self-help
resilience and vitality of people in their 60s and above, so-called “rich countries” are 65-74 years old, a higher journey titled, Help Me!
says an article by John Parker in e Economist, where I percentage than it was 20 years ago. When I was researching the concept of cold water
rst learned of it. • During a quarter-century period leading up to 2013, swimming around the world for a previous column,
Forget Ponce De Leon and that wimpy fountain of his. reports the publication, “the median wealth of families I read about author Katja Pantzar. After moving to
Boomers are summiting the mountain of youth. headed by someone over 62 in America rose by 40%, Finland, she noticed that men and women of all ages
Call it the 2020 e ect. while the wealth of all other agre groups declined.” enjoyed swimming daily in icy water and bicycle riding
• In 2016, more than 20% of 65-69 year olds in “rich in below freezing temperatures. She interviewed lots
ARE WE IN A MOVIE? countries” were working, which correlates to why that age of ordinary Finnish citizens as well as experts in the
It’s cliche to say that we “ring in” every new year. Yet group’s health has improved. eld of health and wellness. She also learned more
there’s something about the tintinabulation of 2020 that • e over-60 crowd is among the fastest-growing about the traditional Finnish concept of “Sisu” which
has a cosmic ring. Far from signaling the nality of a de- groups of airline customers. translates into the overall attitude of grit, fortitude and
cade past, it evokes a beacon of renewal -- the far-sighted • Studies show that, in some industries, older workers perseverance.
vision of a Kubrick epic; or how about a Hitchcock are more productive than younger generations. e ancient concept of Sisu refers to the idea of de-
movie: the tantalizing mystery and suspense of “What • e most productive teams were found to be com- termination and forward movement over uncomfort-
lies ahead?” prised of workers from di erent generations. able or unlikely odds, turning challenges into triumphs.
e identical-twin symmetry has something to do So, folks, forget those dreams of growing old together. In her book, e Finnish Way: Finding Courage,
with it too, I suppose. It happens but once a century: Make the dream a reality of growing yold together. Wellness and Happiness through the Power of Sisu,
1818, 1919. ere’s nothing sleek and sexy about those “And if you should survive till a hundred and ve, Katja embraced the national attitude of determination
bland years, though. No wonder 1 is the loneliest number. think of all you’ll derive out of being alive. And here is in everyday life in Finland. She became a devotee of
e last time we could embrace the voluptuousness the best part, you had a head start, if you are among the cold water swimming and winter bicycling and real-
of the egg-shaped digits (symbolizing birth) that round very young at heart.” ized the bene ts of overall happiness and well-being
out 2020 was a whole millennium ago. So, come on, let’s May your Twenty-Twenty prove to be a Horn of all year round. Unlike the culture of immediate grati-
party like it’s 1010! (Or at least let’s tune in to 1010.) Plenty. cation and convenience that people in the U.S. take
for granted, she admired the Finnish mindset of not
DECADE OF THE YOUNG OLD Bruce Apar is a writer, actor, consultant, and community vol- taking the easy way. SEE KOVACH PAGE 12
More important than all that numerological navel- unteer. He can be reached at [email protected]; 914.275.6887.
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2019: e year in review, part II
These are the essential true I believe that the baby was born MAN I just like the headline, because ing condolences to the Moon.
stories that you’ll need to with four legs and three hands, but OVERBOARD if you don’t know that the South
carry on in the new year. what I don’t believe is that doctors in Korean leader’s name is Moon, it PIGEONS IN COWBOY HATS
So stick them in your carry on bag, India were stunned by it. So many RICK makes Kim Jong Un seem like he SEEN ROAMING LAS VEGAS
store them in the overhead bin and weird things happen in India that MELÉN might have literally gone too far
prepare for takeo , but remember, this probably doesn’t even push the this time. Why the pigeons are wearing
contents may have shifted. needle into the “unusual”category. He threw a couple lit matches in, cowboy hats is so far anybody’s
In India, policemen are paid extra and BOOM- not only were the BALD EAGLETRIESTO SNAG guess. e rodeo is in town, but
GRANDMA GIVES BIRTH SO if they have a mustache and store roaches still alive, but now they OCTOPUS went out of its way to issue a press
HER GAY SON CAN HAVE BABY owners hang chili peppers from the were ying, raining down like a release saying that the pigeons
doors of their shops to avoid being plague from the book of Exodus. Salmon farmers in British are in no way connected to their
In Nebraska a 61 year-old seen by the “evil eye.”Incidentally, Since roaches have been around Columbia saw a bald eagle swoop operation. Which means that they
woman gave birth to a baby girl what are the chances that even as since the Carboniferous period, down and try to grab a pink oc- just rode in by horseback on their
using her son’s sperm and an egg a baby, this person can beat me at It’s doubtful that blowing up one’s topus out of the Quatsino Sound. own. I work in New York City,
provided by his husband’s sister. doubles tennis. I’ll get the last laugh lawn is going to get rid of them. Instead, the octopus grabbed the there are a lot of people there el-
Guess what, I have two Dads and at dancing though, since the baby How do you think the Carbonif- stunned raptor and tried to pull bowing each other out of the way,
my Mom is my Grandma. My has two left feet. Doctors noted that erous period got its name? Further, it under the surf, until the salmon and the only thing I like less than
sister is my Aunt. Just kidding they are con dent that the extra If I had known that I could blow farmers were able to free it. Even pigeons are those horse carts that
about the Aunt, she might also be limbs can be safely removed. up my yard by accident I would after seeing the whole incident are now trying to clutter up my
my Mom. If this kid doesn’t grow have had the accident on purpose. on video with my own eyes, I bicycle lane. So pigeons, if you’re
up to be incredibly maladjusted it GUY ACCIDENTALLY BLOWS still couldn’t believe that an eagle out there, anything I have to say to
won’t be for lack of trying. I’m sorry UP YARDTRYINGTO KILL BUGS NORTH KOREA’S KIM SENDS would be that interested in a pink you goes double for the horse you
if you can’t get on Ancestry.com, CONDOLENCESTO MOON octopus, or that an octopus could rode in on.
but the site is broken right now. A man in Brazil poured gaso- OVER MOTHER’S DEATH capture an eagle, or that an octopus
line into a hole he made in his might be pink in the rst place, or Happy Holidays to all, and here’s
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town judge or the town board vacancy. their recently re-elected members was to become a Town
Justice for the next year.
ere was no competition to select the
best and most quali ed candidates, At a public meeting last evening, the Board was unable
and no public input. to justify their secretive approach -- that made no e ort
to be inclusive (by reaching out to identify any resident
e term of the two town interim who might be appropriate for the position), and under-
appointees is one year, so a special took no due diligence (to review all comers and select the
election will be held in 2020 to ll the one best person).
town judge and town board member
positions for 2021. My hope is that I don’t question the legal authority of the Town Board
the district leaders of the Lewisboro to ll this position, and Lord knows it may well be that
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accept resumes, interview candidates curious—enough to nd this out, before choosing one of
and conduct a fair and transparent their own…
search to select nominees to run for
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JohnHOCKEY Jay improves to 6-1-1
Justin DeLucia puts the puck on net.
Charlie Oestreicher takes the pass.
BY RICH MONETTI Tyler Wishart
PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI
John Jay went into the holiday break on a high note, scoring decisive wins on Dec. 21 and
Dec. 22 over Northeastern Clinton and Beekmantown at Plattsburgh State College. • Sunday, Jan. 12, vs. Horace Greeley
(Brewster Ice Arena), 7:10 p.m.
Fresh o their 11-day layo , the Indians suited up against Pearl River at the Brewster Ice
Arena on Friday, Jan. 3. ough they won the game, 4-1, Coach Alex Miller felt his team lacked
crispness early on, as John Jay fell behind after the rst period.
“Let’s get back to simple plays and simple passes,” Smith told his players during the intermis-
On senior captain Jack Browne’s slap shot, Doug Styles chased down the rebound and tied
the score with 13:45 left in the second. John Jay had a few more chances to score over the next
10 minutes, but they were rebu ed by Pearl River’s goalie, Aiden O’Connor, who made 31 saves
in the contest.
“ eir goaltender played great,” Smith said.
John Jay broke through again with 2:29 left in the second period, when Browne unleashed
a slap shot to the right of O’Connor. e puck was tipped in by senior captain Charlie Oest-
reicher, giving Indians a 2-1 advantage.
John Jay extended their lead early in the third period when Tyler Wishart calmly put a wrist
shot past O’Connor with 13:33 left in the game. Wishart said of his team’s success against Pearl
River, “We were faster to the puck.”
Pearl River tried to narrow the lead with a shot that clanged o the post. e rebound sailed
wide of John Jay goalie Nick Petrella, who registered 15 saves on the night. Pearl River su ered
some late penalties, giving Wishart the opportunity to once more, en route to a three-goal victory.
• Wednesday, Jan. 8, vs. Rye (Rye Playland), Upcoming Schedule
8 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 10, vs. Mahopac (Brewster Ice Arena),
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020 SPORTS THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 15
WRESTLING Bowling teams continue
Matt Ferrer, left, wrestles
as a sophomore in 2019.
Ferrer takes top spotFILEPHOTO/ROBDIANTONIO e John Jay boys’“A” and girls’ bowl- High Series:
at Peru tournament ing teams swept another week of games 1) CJ Polworth, 497
on Dec. 18 and 19, improving their re- 2) Miles Capobianco, 452
John Jay nishes in sixth place as a team cords to 7-2 and 7-1, respectively. 3) Jack Lawton, 414
John Jay’s Matthew Ferrer was crowned champion of the 220-pound weight class on e boys’ “B” team lost both of its Girls (7-1)
Saturday, Jan. 4, at the 51st Peru Wrestling Classic, held at Peru High School in Clinton matches, falling 1-7. Zach Gonzalezz
County, N.Y. e junior wrestler took fth place at the same tournament last year. had the high game of the week with JOHN JAY 7 VS. HORACE GREELEY 0
156. Wednesday, Dec. 18
e Indians nished in sixth place out of 14 teams, many of which were based out of Total Pins: John Jay 1,795, Horace
Vermont or central or northern New York. Boys A (7-2)
Other strong showings included: JOHN JAY 7 VS. HORACE GREELEY 0 High Game:
• Junior Max Andrade, second place, 285 pounds Wednesday, Dec. 18 1) Amelia Maiorana, 170
• Eighth grader Luca Duva, third place, 99 pounds Total Pins: John Jay 2,187, Horace 2) Emma Finne, 167
• Senior Gavin Fiacco, fourth place, 160 pounds 3) Amelia Maiorana, 137
• Senior Ian Gallagher, third place, 182 pounds Greeley 1,631 High Series:
• Senior Max Grzymala, fth place, 152 pounds High Game: 1) Amelia Maiorana, 422
• Junior Ben Wiles, fth place, 285 pounds 1) CJ Poloworth, 203 2) Emma Finne, 395
2) Jack Lawton, 185 3) Kiera Ellison, 365
3) CJ Polworth, 178
High Series: JOHN JAY 7 VS. BRIARCLIFF 0
1) CJ Polworth 548 ursday, Dec. 19
2) Jack Lawton 449
3) Angelo Sinapi 422 Total Pins: John Jay 1,794, Briarcli
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1) Amelia Maiorana, 183
Total Pins: John Jay 2,180, Briarcli 2) Kiera Ellison, 151
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High Game: 1) Amelia Maiorana, 434
1) CJ Polworth, 177 2) Kiera Ellison, 367
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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – JESSICA LEFF
high hopes for
BY RICH MONETTI
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Who has been your biggest
role model over the years and
Senior Jessica Leff is a co- what have you learned from
captain of the John Jay girls’ bas- them?
ketball team. She plans to attend Last year’s seniors have been
Harvard College in the fall. my biggest role models. Anyone
could see how easily they con-
How old were you when you nected and never took their time
started playing basketball and together for granted. Playing
how did you get started? each game like it was their last,
I started playing basketball in they taught me the importance
first grade and have been playing of working as a team. And al-
ever since. I was drawn to the though they were great athletes
fast pace of the game. individually, it was when they
What is your favorite activ- played to each other’s strengths
ity, pregame or postgame ritual that they were unstoppable.
that you share with your team- Tell us one thing about
mates? yourself that not a lot of people
On the bus, [teammate] Kelly know.
[Nolan] blasts music, and the Most people know that I re-
entire team jams out together. ally like to sing, but not many
Off the bus, we’re not exactly know that I’m teaching myself
considered the best dancers, but guitar. I’ve always wanted to be
we all have a great time dancing able to pick up a guitar and sing
together and hyping ourselves as I play. Now I (kind of ) can!
up before games. Do you plan to play basketball
How do you see your role on in college? If yes, where are you
the team, and how do much do going and why did you choose
you value being a leader? that school?
As a captain, my responsibil- No, although I would love to
ity is to be a role model for my challenge anyone to some pick-
teammates. At each practice, I up! PHOTO COURTESY OF JESSICA LEFF
make sure I come prepared, work Do you know what you want Jessica Leff
hard, and help maintain the high to study in college? If yes, what
intensity that our coaches desire. and why? occasionally country. My favor- like Greek food. I also love the just looking at my explore page
I’m probably the loudest player In the fall, I’m attending Har- ite before a game is anything movie “Mamma Mia,” which and finding random funny posts
on the team. So, I use my voice vard. I plan on concentrating that Kelly [Nolan] plays on her was filmed there. to send to my friends.
to keep the energy up in both in biology or neuroscience on speaker. She has the BEST mu- What’s your favorite food to What would you tell younger
practices and games. I also do a pre-med track. I have always sic. eat before or after a game? John Jay athletes about your
my best to check in with my been interested in medicine, and If you could have one super- Before every game, I always experience with the basketball
teammates to see how we can generally how the brain func- power, what would it be and have a GoGo squeeZ. It’s a su- program? Why should they go
improve as a team. At the same tions. I am also considering a why? perstition that I have had since I out for the team?
time, I strive to be someone my joint concentration in theater. I Time travel. I would see the first joined the team. The John Jay basketball pro-
teammates know they can come have been performing since age past and major events first-hand Best place to eat in Katonah- gram is truly a community. Ev-
to about anything—on or off the 4. or travel to the future to get a Lewisboro and why? eryone is here to support one
court. Who is your favorite pro- glimpse of what’s in store for me. I love Empire Bagels. I re- another on and off the court.
Do you or the team have any fessional athlete and pro or Also, it would be nice to go back ally like their No. 35 with grilled We love to win, but most impor-
goals for this season? college sports team? for a “do-over” or change a past chicken. They also have great tantly, we love to spend time and
With many of our players hav- I don’t have a specific favorite decision. smoothies and are right next to grow with one another. Basket-
ing little or no on-court varsity athlete, but my favorite sports If you could pick one place the high school. So, it’s super ball is just about having fun. It’s
experience, one goal is to sim- team is the UConn women’s to visit on vacation that you’ve convenient for me to get there, simple: when you have fun play-
ply have fun and play together. basketball team. I admire the never been to, where would you and we love to go there right be- ing the sport, you play better.
Hopefully this helps us get to legacy the Huskies have left, and go and why? fore a practice or game. Athletes should go out for the
know each other on the court how they continually push to be I’ve actually never left the Favorite social media plat- team because they will have fun!
and learn each other’s strengths. even better than they already are. country, so that’s a hard ques- form? Why? Yes, they will develop skills and
Either way, we have so many tal- What is your favorite music tion. If I had to pick just one Instagram. I think it’s a great become better players through
ented players that I know if we to listen to while warming up place, I would probably pick way to keep in touch with the guidance of coaches staff and
work together, league champi- for a game? somewhere in Greece, because all sorts of people: your close teammates, but will also create
ons or a section title could be in I’ll listen to almost anything. I it looks beautiful. There are a friends, old friends, family, fa- lasting friendships.
our future. really like throwbacks, pop, and lot of nice beaches, and I really vorite celebrities, etc. I also love
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