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Published by Halston Media, 2019-12-12 13:08:21

Mahopac News 12.12.19

VOL. 10 NO. 41 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2019

New retailer coming
Off to Neverland! to old Kmart building
Ocean State Job Lot will open
next spring

BY BOB DUMAS that owns Lake Plaza, said it

EDITOR plans to pave the parking lot in

front of the store in early spring

After standing empty for of next year and have the retailer

more than a year, the building move in sometime in late spring.

that once housed the old Kmart Carnazza added that Ocean

store in Mahopac has a new ten- State Job Lot will initially take

ant. over the entire building but will

Town building inspector Mike eventually divide the space and

Carnazza told Mahopac News share it with another business.

that retail giant Ocean State Job He said it was unknown when

Lot will move into the space in that will happen, or what kind of

the Lake Plaza Shopping Cen- business it will be.

ter on Route 6 next spring. Ocean State Job Lot is a

Carnazza said the process to discount retailer with stores

bring in the new tenant should throughout Rhode Island, Con-

be fairly smooth because the necticut, Massachusetts, Penn-

plan is a permitted use (retail) sylvania, New Hampshire, Ver-

and won’t need any variances. mont, Maine, New York, and

e only changes, he said, will be New Jersey. It has stores nearby

PHOTO: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL to the façade of the building to in Fishkill and Poughkeepsie.

Peter Pan ( omas Joia) battles Captain Hook (Lia Larsen) to save the Lost Boys make it coincide with the rest of e company, headquartered
and the Darling children from walking the plank in the MHS Drama Company’s fall
production of “Peter Pan.” For more photos, see page 3. the Lake Plaza Shopping Cen- in North Kingstown, R.I., began

ter stores. in 1977 and currently operates

“We are very excited about it,” 139 U.S. stores with more than

Carnazza said. “We are working 5,600 employees. Merchandise

with them as best as we can.” comprises a variety of discount-

Carnazza said that Heiden- ed household goods, apparel, pet

berg Properties Group, the Clo- SEE JOB LOT PAGE 9
ster, N.J., real estate company

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‘Dreams do come true, if
only we wish hard enough’

MHS brings ‘Peter Pan’ to life

e Mahopac High School Drama Company put on “Peter Pan” for its fall produc-
tion last month. e play was directed by Christopher Purr and Sonya Velez and featured

omas Joia as Peter; Anaya Rojas as Wendy; Emma Lubbers as Tinkerbell; and Lia
Larsen as Captain Hook.

The Crocodile (Alexis
Annabi) is after Captain

Wendy Darling (Anaya Rojas) is captured by Captain Hook (Lia
Larsen) and the Pirates.

Captain Hook (Lia Larsen)

Tiger Lily (Erin Fenster) tells her tribe they they will help Peter get Tinkerbell (Emma Lubbers) has been saved;
Captain Hook. everyone believes in fairies!

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The future is now
Chamber members say residents need to speak out on new master plan

BY BOB DUMAS it would happen so quickly. Thom Ianniccari, left, and Lawrence Zacks PHOTO: BOB DUMAS
EDITOR “But we are now approaching
added. “Will it be shaped by the get a new master plan looked at over Councilman Mike Barile’s
Last month, the Town Board 2020,” he continued. “ e origi- few people who go to the town and push to get economic growth legal problems won’t serve as a
hired the Melville, N.Y.-based nal concept of the paper was to meetings or will it be shaped by in the area.  But we need the pub- distraction.
consulting rm Nelson, Pope have the master plan on its way emails and Facebook? What we lic.”
& Voorhis to assist it with the by 2020. Well, that’s not going to are trying to do is open up a dia- “I nd it sad that this legal
long-anticipated updating of the happen now.” logue and push the momentum to e two said they hope the re-
town’s master plan and codes. cent dustups on the Town Board SEE VISION 2020 PAGE 6
For Greater Mahopac-Carmel Town o cials said that with
Chamber of Commerce mem- the consultants nally on board,
bers Lawrence Zacks and om the project could take anywhere
Ianniccari, there couldn’t have from a year-and-a-half to two
been better news. e two are co- years to complete.
chairs of the Chamber’s Legisla-
tive Advisory Board (LAB) and “We need to have a pro mind-
have been pushing town o cials set for change,” Zacks said. “But
to move forward with the proj- we have two mindsets. We have a
ect for more than two years when mindset of ‘yes, change is ne’ and
they rst presented them with a one [that says,] ‘I’m in a sleepy
white paper that they dubbed “Vi- town and don’t want to change
sion 2020.” anything.’ However, the tax bur-
den is such that we can no longer
“We brought this to the pub- hold out without more commer-
lic in August 2017, and we were cial development and business.”
hoping to start a conversation that
wasn’t being had about the future e two are encouraging resi-
of the town,” Ianniccari said. “Fast dents to get involved with the
forward to May of 2018 when [the process and help shape the future
Town Board] held their rst pub- of Carmel/Mahopac.
lic hearing on this project. I was
glowing because I never imagined “Embrace the unknown; but
more importantly, be involved in
the unknown,” Ianniccari said.

“ is master plan might be the
groundswell of the future,” Zacks


Christmas Eve Family Service
and Pageant

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
at 5:00 pm

Church of the Holy Communion

1055 Route 6 | Mahopac, NY 10541

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Santa Visits Mahopac Falls
How would you like to
A message from Santa Claus at the North Pole make the world a better place
has stated that he will be coming to Mahopac
Falls on Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 starting at this holiday season?
10:00 A.M. Because the reindeer are resting
up for their long journey on Christmas Eve, Many children in our own town will be
Santa has asked the Mahopac Falls Volunteer experiencing a difficult holiday season.
Fire Department to be his helpers, so that he The Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department
can get around town to see all the girls and in conjunction with the Marine Corp will be
boys for their last minute instructions for collecting for Toys For Tots on our candy
Christmas. Since Santa loves to ride the fire cane run this year to be held on Sat. Dec
trucks, the fire department will be driving 14, 2019, starting at 10am. Santa and the
Santa to different locations throughout the Marines will help the firefighters collect toys
Mahopac Falls area. Candy canes will be given for those who are not fortunate enough to
to each child who comes to speak to Santa. receive any. It feels good to receive gifts,

but it feels even better to give them.
If you can afford it, this will be a
wonderful holiday season for all!

Route 1 19-6-1 Route 2 19-4-4 Route 3 19-4-3 Route 4 19-2-1
10:00 – Leave Firehouse
10:05 – Myrtle Ave. & 10:00 – Leave Firehouse

Mahopac Falls Proper 10:05 – Red Mills Rd. 10:00 – Leave fire house 10:00 – Leave fire house
10:20 – Charles Pl. & Carmine Dr.
10:30 – Rustic Rd. 10:15 – Hamlin Rd. 10:05 – Secor Road & Side Streets 10:05 – Potter Road &
10:40 – Grand Meadow Dr.
10:45 – Seneca Rd. 10:30 – Ridgeview Ave & 10:10 – Longview Road School Street
10:55 – Elm Rd.
11:00 – Oak Rd. Hillside Avenue 10:20 – Spring Brook Drive 10:15 – Concord Road
11:05 – Beech Rd.
11:20 – Lake Baldwin Clubhouse 10:40 – Deer Trail Rd. 10:30 – Agor Lane & Side Streets 10:20 – Foxey Lane
11:30 – Birch Dr.
11:40 – Summit Dr. 10:50 – Corral Drive & 10:40 – Peggy Lane 10:30 – Fabri Court
11:45 – Maple Dr.
11:50 – Hickory Dr. Carole Place 10:55 – Jennifer Lane 10:40 – Parker Drive/Geymer Drive
11:55 – Ryan Ct.
12:05 – Rolling Greens Estates 11:05 – St. Anthony’s Place 11:05 – Santino Court 11:00 – Archer Road North
12:35 – Colonial Dr.
12:55 – West Lake Blvd. 11:15 – Hopkins Rd. 11:10 – Allison Court 11:10 – Brookdale Road
1:05 – Vista Terrace
1:20 – Locust Hill Rd. & 11:20 – Beach Rd. / Lakewood Rd. 11:20 – Emily Lane & 11:15 – Breckinridge Road

Maiden Lane 11:30 – McGregor Dr. Tommy Court 11:30 – The Oaks
1:30 – Kirk Lake Beach
1:45 – Overlook Lane & 11:40 – Mandy Lane & Hatfield Rd. 11:30 – Alona Drive 1:50 – Archer Road South

Summit Drive 11:45 – Fox Trail Rd. 11:45 – Lake Secor Beach 12:05 – Colton Road & Logan Road
2:00 – Hill St. & North Lane
2:05 – Kaitlin Road 11:50 – Bullet Hole Rd. to 12:10 – North Road & 12:20 – Carpenter Trailer Park
2:10 – Tyler Ct.
2:15 – Kayla Lane Woods Brook Rd. Orchard Road 12:35 – Route 6N to County Line
2:25 – Stocum Avenue
2:30 – Scott Rd. 11:55 – Bullet Hole Rd. to 12:35 – Topland Road & 12:50 – Carey Street Development

Nicholas Way Center Road 1:05 – Friendly Road

12:00 – Steiner Dr. 12:55 – Secor Community House 1:15 – Bonniello Drive &

12:10 – Hilda Dr. 1:15 – Walnut Drive Hilltop Drive

12:20 – Scout Hill Rd. 1:20 – Wayacross Road 1:50 – Papania Drive

12:30 – Country Knolls Rd. 1:30 – Vineland Road & 2:00 – Rose Drive

12:40 – Bullet Hole Rd. & Concordia Rd. 2:10 – Cheryl Court

Crescent Rd. 1:45 – Greenway Terrace 2:20 – Williams Court

12:55 – Barrett Hill Rd. & 2:00 – Sunrise Ridge & 2:30 – Stillwater Road &

Side Streets Rainbow Estates Williamsburg Ridge

1:15 – Ossi Sports Club 2:15 – Bass Road & Perch Drive

1:30 – Varna Lane 2:30 – Trout Place, Pike Place &

1:50 – Lockwood Lane North Court

2:00 – Barrett Ridge &

Oak Ridge Cir.

2:15 – Hitchcock Hill Rd.

2:25 – Mexico Lane to

Stonewall Farm

2:30 – Hill Street to Rodcris Rd.

Since Santa loves to ride the fire trucks, the fire department will be driving Santa to different locations throughout
the Mahopac Falls area. Candy canes will be given to each child who comes to speak to Santa.


VISION 2020 mel does will be an inspiration skill. [ e Town Board] may say,

FROM PAGE 4 and a template for other towns we can’t a ord it—it’s not in the ‘Right now, [the planning process] is
throughout the county that can budget. But you can’t a ord not

thing has blown up with the create an overlap with the county to have a person like that on your

so arduous we are getting practicallyTown Board; it could be a major itself and provide a powerful fu- team.”

distraction,” Ianniccari lamented. ture for development.” As it updates the code and nothing. You scare people away.’

“If it becomes one, we will be e two want the plan to iden- master plan, both men said, the

speaking out on it. tify certain areas of the town town needs to nd a way to be- - Lawrence Zacks

“ is (master plan) is the focal that have a speci c personality come more business-friendly

point,” he added. “It’s what we’ve or characteristic and have the re- and attract commercial devel- Co-chair, Chamber Legislative Advisory Board
all worked for. We are focusing vised master plan and town codes opment. ey said it’s the only

on educating and inspiring the re ect that. way to lighten the tax burden on

public to come forward and get “It would be di erent than residential homeowners. But to

involved. If you don’t speak up, what you would see in the ham- do that, they said, the planning

you don’t get to complain about lets or in a commercial district,” process needs to be streamlined scare people away. Well-run busi- “Create a community atmo-

the results.” Ianniccari said. “ is would give and made less complicated. nesses don’t want to go through sphere [with mixed-use proper-

It has been 20 years since the them character and the codes “We do not have a positive, the process, so we don’t get the ties]. Walk to get your groceries,

town updated its master plan— would be written around that.” strong pro-business atmosphere,” cream of the crop.” walk to a restaurant, walk to a bar,

something that the state recom- To aid in future projects the Zacks said. “It’s very complicated Ianniccari noted that every to a park, to a bike trail.  We need

mends doing every ve years. master plan might call for, grants and very arduous to get anything time the Planning Board asks a smart development that is unique

Zacks and Ianniccari reached out will be necessary, the two said. It’s approved.” developer to return to another and still keeps the beauty of why

to neighboring towns and cities something the town has strug- Ianniccari agreed. meeting it costs that applicant we live here.”

for copies of their master plans to gled with in the recent past. “[Going before the Planning money Improve property values

serve as guidelines and inspira- “Grants are a major issue for Board] is a very confusing pro- “He has to pay his engineer, his “If we can improve our infra-

tion but were surprised by what the town,” said Ianniccari. “ ey cess,” he said. “Why? ey have lawyer, his architect and then de- structure and have a cleaner, bet-

they found. need a professional grant writer no guidelines. ere are no ar- velopment becomes expensive,” ter town, the businesses that are

“Shockingly enough, not one for this type of work who has po- chitectural guidelines. ere is no he said. “It keeps more people here will also do better and then

of them had been rewritten in litical teeth. Someone who knows streamlined planning in the pro- away than you realize.” they will collect more sales tax,”

ve years,” said Ianniccari. “So, how to navigate that whole thing. cess. You have to think of these Zacks and Ianniccari laid out Zacks noted.

I am hoping that what Car- Nobody at Town Hall has that people as customers. ey’ve some of the tenets from Vision Other details in the Vision

come in here to bring business.” 2020 that they would like to see 2020 paper that Zacks and Ian-

ey pointed to the recent included in the master plan. niccari would like the new master

Taco Bell site-plan application, Improved sewer and water plan to embrace include:

which was recently approved “Without the infrastructure, • Cultural outlets, nightclub/

for the site of the old Friendly’s commercial development can’t entertainment/concert hall

building in Carmel. e two said improve,” Zacks said. “Not only • Encouragement of redevel-

that the process was so arduous do we need the sewers, we need opers

and lled with nit-picky require- the roads. We need a plan so that • Improved mass transporta-

ments that they almost drove the as [the town] grows it grows in tion options

applicants away. an organized fashion that is not • A plan for going green using

“You can’t look at these people haphazard. And it grows in a solar power for street lighting,

as the enemy—someone who is way that is cohesive. We have too etc.

to be hassled or stymied,” Zack much hodgepodge now.” • More and better sidewalks

Open Christmas Eve 7am-5pm said. “ at happens over and More housing • Improved parking
Open Christmas Day 7am-1pm
over again. Right now, [the plan- “We want to see more multi- • Gigabit development that

Party Cannolis & Cannoli Chips & Dip ning process] is so arduous we are family and mixed-use property modernizes broadband infra-

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UTILITY 18-3-1 / AMBULANCE 18-7-1 5:00pm: Society Hill
9:00am: Mt. Hope Road / Highridge Road 5:30pm: A&P Plaza
9:15am: Lakeview Drive / Woodland Court
9:45am: Overhill Road / Tanager Road ZONE 3 (NORTHSIDE): ENGINE 18-2-3 /
10:00am: McAlpin Avenue / See Avenue / Gregory Street AMBULANCE 18-7-2
10:15am: Watermelon Road / Elenor Drive / Hillside Trail 9:00am: Crane Road
10:30am: Zephyr Farms 9:15am: Harkin Road
10:45am: Cuddy Road / Queens Way / Hanover Circle 9:30am: Anton Drive
11:00am: Emerald Lane / Price Road / Kings Ridge Road 10:00am: Washington Road
11:15pm: McLaughlin Drive / Piggott Road 10:15am: Reservoir Court
12:00pm: LUNCH 10:25am: Brittany Lane
1:15pm: Hazel Hill Road / Engelwood Terrace / Fox Hill Road 10:35am: Carolyn Road
1:45pm: Sandy Street / Memory Lane 10:50am: Dixon Road
2:00pm: Union Valley Road / Shindagen Hill Road 11:15am: Chestnut Ridge Road
2:30pm: Colonial Enoch Drive / Ernhofer Drive / Munich Road 11:45am: Long Pond Road / Hillside Drive
3:00pm: Mahopac Point 12:15pm: Wixon Pond Road / Elm Drive
3:30pm: Woodcrest Gardens 12:30pm: LUNCH
4:00pm: Route 6 / Stop & Shop / Kmart 1:30pm: North Lake Blvd.
4:30pm: Route 6 Commercial 2:00pm: Kirk Lake Drive
2:30pm: Sprucetop Drive / Radner Lane
ZONE 2 (SOUTHSIDE): ENGINE 18-4-2 / UTILITY 18-8-2 2:45pm: Somerset Road / Woodland Drive
9:00am: Horton Drive / Pearce Place 3:00pm: Split Rock Road / Beach Road
9:15am: Silver Gate Road / Center Road 3:15pm: Averill Drive
9:30am: Fassitt Drive / Lake Glenacom Road 3:30pm: East Lake Blvd / McMahon Place
9:45am: Maple Hill 3:45pm: Mahopac American Legion Hall
10:15am: Lakeview Court
10:30am: Brookside Road / Hellman Lane / McMillan Avenue ZONE 4 (EASTERN): TRUCK 18-6-1 /
11:00am: Stephanie Lane / Lovell Street UTILITY 18-8-1
11:30am: Minerva Road / Kennicut Hill Road / Lakeview Terrace 9:00am: Front Street
11:45am: Country Lane / Glen Ridge 9:15am: Stebbins Road
12:00pm: Woodbine Drive / Kia Ora Drive 9:45am: Rebecca Lane / Joseph Drive / Farview Road /
12:15pm: Hillside Terrace / Overlook Drive South
12:30pm: Walton Drive / Summit Circle / Mountainview Drive / Haley Hill Drive
10:15am: Cherry Hill Road
Plum Road 10:45am: Columbus Drive / Bucyrus Avenue / Wellington Drive
12:45pm: Brenner Pass / Northview Drive 11:15am: Drewville Road
1:00pm: Teakettle Spout / Tina Drive / Aimee Court 11:30am: West Shore Drive
1:15pm: LUNCH 11:45am: Weber Hill Road
2:15pm: Tulip Road 12:00am: Salem Ridge Road / Mega Lane
2:30pm: Dahlia Drive / Astor Drive 12:30pm: Lunch
2:45pm: Nottingham / Coventry Circle 1:30pm: Lake Casse / Fulmar Road / Lake Drive / Lacona Road /
3:15pm: Buckshollow Road
3:30pm: Bloomer Road / McNair Drive Tanya Lane / Stuart Road
3:45pm: Senior Avenue / Indian Avenue / Crest Drive / Hill Drive / 2:00pm: Shear Hill Road
2:30pm: Albion Oval Road
Ellen Avenue 2:45pm: Baldwin Lane Road / Cortlandt Road / Longdale Road /
4:15pm: South Lake Blvd / Colonial Drive
Fairmont Road
3:30pm: Route 6 / Stop & Shop / Kmart


Car crash near Middle School sends two to hospital

BY BOB DUMAS medics and tow trucks, respond- First responders arrive at the scene of the accident.

A serious car crash in front of First-arriving re police
the Middle School entrance on closed the road at Route 6N and
Baldwin Place Road last week Baldwin Place Road and at the
sent two people to the hospital, entrance to the school. Mahopac
including a Mahopac teen. Falls Fire Chief Je Boyle took
the role of incident commander.
According to police, a
77-year-old Yorktown Heights e two patients were triaged
man was leaving the school and by paramedics and MFVFD
making a left-hand turn out of EMTs, who decided to send
the parking lot onto Baldwin the teen to Danbury Hospital’s
Place Road on Saturday, Nov. trauma center and the Yorktown
30, at around 10 a.m., when he Heights man to Putnam Hospi-
failed to yield the right-of-way tal Center.
to an oncoming car operated by
a 19-year-old Mahopac resident. Boyle said an initial request
Police said the teen took evasive for a medevac helicopter was
action by hitting the brakes and cancelled.
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If you are an adult under 40, or in tive with fossil fuel sources of electric- holiday season
college or high school, I’m talking
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Your future is bleak.
at’s the exact word the exponentially, allowing
authors of the United
Nations Environmental HERE for numerous storage Holiday season is reducing stress and pain.
Program report used last AND options at reasonable coming up and
week to describe human- costs. ere is no bene t while for many LIFE, It is far easier to shrug
ity’s future: “bleak.” NOW! to waiting. this is a lovely time of HEALTH, o negativity when you
e United States year, for others it can be POLITICS are feeling fabulous while
“Countries [have] BERNIE should be a model for downright di cult to get those feelings are resonat-
collectively failed to stop KOSBERG the world, replacing old through. MARA
the growth in global greenhouse gas ing throughout your body.
emissions,” the report stated. “ e last Some people get SCHIFFREN
fossil fuel plants and uti- anxious just thinking A deep-breathing
ve years have been the hottest ever about dealing with their family and all the
recorded… Sea levels are at the highest lizing cutting-edge tech- triggering dynamics left over from child- practice also helps. Deep
in human history… And as for the cru- hood patterns that they will re-experience.
sade to keep global warming below the nologies to control greenhouse gases Or they are worried that the holidays will breathing repeatedly from
level of utter catastrophe, the point of crack open the ssures in their primary
no return is no longer over the horizon. released in the agricultural, industrial relationships and deepen them. the belly helps to reset the nervous system.
It is in sight and is hurtling toward us.”
and, especially, the transportation sec- Others have lost close family members It’s one of the practices that can take you
Global warming is happening much and the thought of the holidays without
faster than predicted and with more tors. Instead, we spend a half a trillion them feels excruciating, or the thought of from a state of ght or ight, which is
extraordinary consequences than had going through the holidays alone causes
been imagined. Glaciers are melting. dollars annually stocking our military deep depression. what your nervous system is stuck in if
Seas are rising. Weather patterns have
shifted in unpredictable ways, making with armaments for world wars that Still others nd the challenge of party you are anticipating a stressful time with
monsoon rains unreliable, generating after party di cult to navigate if they are
supercharged hurricanes, and exposing will never come. watching their weight or dealing with your family, to a state of rest and restore.
once-temperate regions to deadly heat other addictive habits.
waves. We are living in the wealthiest coun- In order to heal from any illness, or bring
Adding to all of this, the expectation
e climate crisis needs a bold try in the world and are in the midst of of a negative experience creates ongoing yourself back to an even keel, the state of
response from our government in this stress. Neurologically speaking, when you
time of uncertainty and impending enjoying a thriving economy. Yet, we’ve strongly anticipate a negative experience rest and restore, also known as parasym-
calamity. And though there is univer- in the future, that tends to set up the
sal agreement that climate change is got our heads stuck in the sand, and we very experience you are fearing. After all, pathetic mode, is key. If you are stuck in
occurring, and that humankind is the neurons that re together, wire together.
cause, Donald Trump and the Republi- are losing the battle to save our planet. If, for example, you keep visualizing ght or ight, your nervous system will
can Party argue to the contrary, sabo- yourself in a stressful situation with your
taging all attempts at remediation. As the globe’s leading economic relatives, arguing over the same things all not prioritize the energy needed for you
over again, you are in a sense training your
Experts have known for decades power, the United States is uniquely nervous system to recreate that experience to heal, since your body is using those
what this country must do: place a in the future.
strong and steadily rising price on positioned to lead the world toward energetic resources to get through the
carbon dioxide emissions, invest heavily All these situations can be improved by
in clean-energy research and develop- climate solutions. Instead, Trump and hacking your emotional health. Personally, emergency it believes you are dealing with
ment, and make climate a top priority I use a set of tools to help me deal with
in international diplomacy. Instead, his Republican enablers are deliber- challenging situations and I vary what I at this point. e upshot is that you stay
President Trump and the Republican do depending on the circumstances.
Party deny the problem. ately worsening the problem by pull- hyperalert, which can worsen anxiety. So,
First, I make sure to exercise regularly.
e Democrats’ Green New Deal ing out of the Paris Climate Accord Exercise creates strong feelings of self- in order to teach your body to move past
is a start, but still comes up short. It is reliance and strength, which resonate
not nearly ambitious enough. Carbon and actively encouraging the increased throughout our nervous systems. More ongoing stress, deep yogic breathing—
pricing and massive government invest- than that, endorphins created by exercise
ment is the quickest and, at this point, burning of fossil fuels, including coal. is nature’s inbuilt way of helping us cope known as pranayama—is key.
only workable solution. e cost of with stress and pain. If you have ever
renewable energy has plummeted. New And while China, India and Europe experienced a runner’s high—that brief Interestingly, the Navy Seals also use
solar and wind power is cost-competi- exquisite feeling of ecstasy—that is the
are projected to meet their initial emis- feeling of your endorphins kicking in. a breathing tool in their training called

sions targets under the Paris Climate is helps to reset a healthy balance while box breathing to help them teach their

Accord, the U.S. is no longer active in bodies to deal with stress. Whatever stress

the discussion. you anticipate dealing with during the

e baby boomer generation—of holidays, likely it pales compared to what

which I am a part—will return to dust the Seals go through. You can download

before climate change begins to feel an app, called Box Breathing, that teaches

like a ve-alarm re, day in and day you to regulate your breath in a 1:1:1:1 ra-

out. Just visualize those news reports tio. One inhale, one hold with full breath,

you saw last summer of California one exhale, one hold with no breath and

burning. Hundreds of res, all burning so on. You can set it at whatever count you

concurrently month after month with like, 1:1 or 10:10. e important point is

no place to hide. that you have an absolutely even count.

Future generations will be and Another practice is to ground yourself,

should be livid. ey will be furious so you’re not stuck in your head, let-

that we knew what was happening ting your emotions run your life. is

and, yet, we did practically nothing. I practice is easy. Sit or stand with your

worry how my children will experience legs uncrossed and your feet barefoot or

it. But, even more so, I fear that my in socks. en simply allow yourself to

grandchildren will su er in ways I can- move your energy downwards, into the

not even begin to grasp. ground. is allows you to release stress by

We will have no one to blame but SEE SCHIFFREN PAGE 13

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LETTERS Harry, Mimi and the yips

Says Schiffren You’d think Harry OF HUMAN dysfunction is to a gigolo. describe the yips and Mimi’s visit.
reinvents history would have better INTEREST ey can be physiological Roger is now semi-retired and lives in
things to do then
To the editor, play golf. But he likes that LORENZO or psychological, sometimes Woodstock. His voice is calm, almost sooth-
Mara Schi ren, in her recent both, but usually the latter. ing.

column, is branching out into it’s a bourgeois game. He GARO Close your eyes and try not “Harry, why don’t you come up here and
new conservative talking points. we can talk. Stay over if you like,” he said.
No longer satis ed at calling likes that there are fair- to think of a white dog with “Frankly, I don’t believe that the connection
present day news as “fake,” she is between Mimi and your yips is as strong as
joining in to retroactively rein- ways, roughs, and stakes pointy ears. at’s the yips. you think. But we can talk about it, Harry.”
vent history. Suddenly, the 43rd
President “W” gained two more for out of bounds. You Once they get in your head, Harry said, “I don’t want to talk. I want
letters, really? I remember “W” you to hypnotize me, right now, over the
as the president who, after 911, see, Harry has a tendency it’s hard to get them out. phone, so I can get rid of the yips.”
let Osama Ben Laden escape
from Afghanistan leaving us still to wander o the trail and get lost. But Harry knows exactly when his yips began: “Harry, that can’t be done over the tele-
at war there. He got us into a phone,” said Roger, laughing. “Besides, I’m
totally unnecessary war in Iraq, the main reason Harry likes golf is that it last June, when his ex-wife, Mimi, came for a seeing separate issues. Con ating them will
which lead to the rise in power hamper progress, Harry.”
of Iran and the start of Isis. He keeps him o drugs. Golf is Harry’s replace- visit. She’d taken up golf. She demonstrated
took budget surplus he inher- “Roger, hypnotize me, please!”
ited from the Clinton years and ment drug. Most of us su er from some her swing for Harry. For reasons that will “Not over the phone, Harry. Suppose I
turned it into a de cit. Anyone accidently turn you into a chicken.”
remember the Great Recession form of addiction. Whether it’s that bar of become clear later in this column, Harry “ at only happens in the movies, Roger.”
where millions of jobs were lost, “Harry, why exactly do you think Mimi
unemployment topped over 10 dark chocolate at the end of the day, or the tried not to watch. gave you the yips?”
percent, and the auto industry, “It’s a long story, Roger. Mimi was wear-
the banks, and Wall Street col- president’s latest tweet, we are programed to After Mimi’s visit, Harry noticed that he ing a bikini…”
lapsed? I guess Schi ren is right;
he doesn’t get enough credit for hunt euphoria, no matter what its guise. For was more miserable than usual, especially SEE GARO PAGE 13
these things.
golfers, it’s the thrill of hitting the sweet spot, playing golf. Soon came the yips. It had be
Regarding Obama getting
a free pass; I recall that di er- the pure strike. It’s dope to the brain. her. He called Roger for help.
ently, too. I seem to remember
criticism about diplomacy as an But tragedy has found Harry. He’s ready e line that separates patient and doctor
“apology tour,” insinuations that
he was a “hidden Moslem,” and to quit golf. Harry has the dreaded putting no longer exists between Harry and Roger.
unpatriotic because he didn’t al-
ways wear a ag pin. How about “yips,” an uncontrollable tremor in his hands When they rst met Roger was a 28-year-
the hysterical cry of socialism
around ObamaCare (based on that causes the putter blade to open every old psychotherapist, Harry a 21-year-old
RomneyCare), which gave 20
million Americans healthcare? time he strikes a putt. Harry can hardly putt existentialist, and like all 21-year-old
Or how Mitch McConnell de-
clared his No. 1 priority was to the ball in the hole from 3 inches away. existentialists, he was semi-suicidal. Over
make Obama a one-term presi-
dent. Not to mention the at- e yips are to a golfer what erectile the phone, Harry took nearly 30 minutes to
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FROM PAGE 12 argue, “It’s my car so here are the repercussions, then everyone FROM PAGE 10 the night is clear to see the
rules,” as Maggie did, or “When must be part of the planning. moon and the stars. e experi-
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the length of time that will be handcu s), the consequences in Dr. Linda For an additional visualization into an appreciation of a world
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I call the “3 Cs”—communicate, isn’t really the issue. e issue
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course. Mimi would nd his more Mimi, no more yips.”
swing irresistible; Harry’s soft
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on; the mastery of his putting are, advising murder.”
stroke would enslave her— at
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testify on your behalf.”
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until Harry reached the 10th Harry had once strangled
green. Suddenly, his putter felt as Mimi, though not quite hard
if it weighed 100 pounds. At the enough for her windpipe to close.
top of his backswing, Harry felt a You probably think, dear reader,
tremor in his hands, which caused “How terrible!” But you had to
the putter blade to open. His golf be there, you had to witness the
ball skittered o to the side of the couple’s degradation to be able
hole like a scared rabbit. to understand. At that moment,
killing Mimi, or vice versa, made
After listening to Harry’s perfect, existential sense.
tragic tale, Roger said, “Harry,
what you’ve described is a classic “Harry, I’m going to hang up
case of trying too hard. ese now. Where should I send the
yips, Harry, remind me of male bill?”

Knowing that the yips will
plague him for the duration,
Harry said, “You where you can
send the bill, Rog.”

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Mahopac artist Monica Craig was an

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In search of a hobby, Craig discovered

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“I enjoy all the birds and the beautiful

views of Lake Mahopac,” she said.

Just dabbling in art occasionally was

simply not enough for her and so paint-

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smallest, framed paintings each with

their own hand-made gift bag, will be

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Dev. 14 from 5-9 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. PHOTO COURTESY OF RAILYARD ARTS STUDIO lateral in the parking lot of the them to use porta-potties on the
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Blue and Gold

Frank Zito takes Football teammates since fourth Zappavigna and Paolello just
aim at a target. grade, Tommy Zappavigna and nished their fourth season playing
Michael Paolello weren’t ready to for the Division III team based out of
PHOTO COURTESY OF hang up the blue and gold when they Spring eld, Mass., where they played
FRANK ZITO graduated from Mahopac High School on four conference championship
in 2016. teams (2016: New England Football
Conference; 2017, 2018, 2019:
So, they continued their playing Commonwealth Coast Conference).
careers at Western New England Zappavigna, a tackle, majored in
University, whose team colors bear a criminal justice, and Paolello, a long
striking resemblance to the ones used snapper, majored in civil engineering.
by their hometown teams.

Young gun
Zito commits to University of Alabama’s
clay-shooting team

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER ciplines in which a person could compete. PHOTO COURTESY OF GINA PAOLELLO
SPORTS EDITOR ough each discipline has its own set of
Tommy Zappavigna and Michael Paolello, teammates at Mahopac High School
Mahopac’s Frank Zito will be in shotgun rules, the basic principles are the same: the and Western New England University
formation next year at the University of Al- more targets you hit, the higher your score.
abama, but it won’t be on the football eld.
Zito competes in sporting clays, which
e high school senior announced three he described as “golf with a shotgun,” and
weeks ago that he will continue clay-shoot- American trap, where targets are thrown by
ing competitively next year in Tuscaloosa a machine from almost ground level.
for the university’s club team.
“In American trap, you have ve di erent
Zito’s signing-day commitment on stances,” Zito said. “So, you shoot ve shots
Wednesday, Nov. 20, stood out among the at each station. e targets go straight away,
traditional announcements of lacrosse, soc- right, left at a xed speed.”
cer, baseball, softball, football or eld hock-
ey. e Mahopac native said he learned to Courses for sporting clays are “designed
shoot when he was 7 or 8 years old, after to simulate the hunting of ducks, pheas-
his father bought a skeet machine for ants, other upland birds, and even rabbits,”
their property in Harpers eld, a Delaware according to the National Sporting Clays
County town about 120 miles northwest Association.
of Mahopac. Skeet machines automatically
throw clay targets into the air. “You move from station to station, shoot-
ing all di erent presentations,” Zito said.
“My parents realized I was doing re- “You can have crossing targets, targets com-
ally well with it,” Zito said. “Like, I’d rarely ing at you, going away.”
When pondering college options, Zito
From there, Zito’s parents looked into lo- sought schools where he could continue to
cal clubs. He began practicing at the Put- shoot competitively. His decision was made
nam County Fish and Game Association, easy when he visited the University of Ala-
located in Carmel, where he honed his craft bama.
by listening to advice and watching others
shoot. “I fell in love,” he said. “ e people down
there are nice. e campus is beautiful.”
Zito now trains out of Willow Wood
in Mahopac and occasionally with a New e university’s clay-shooting team
Jersey-based coach. He also competes at formed a decade ago. It gives students the
“highly competitive” events in the tri-state opportunity to compete at the collegiate
area and Pennsylvania, mostly against level at various events around the country.
Zito is unsure where shooting will take
“ e people are so nice,” Zito said. “Ev- him after college, but he could pursue the
erybody is willing to help. As competitive as Olympics, which would require him to
it can be, everybody there is looking to help train with the United States team based out
you out and make you shoot better.” of Colorado.

ere are many di erent shooting dis- For now, Zito is focused on his next four
years at Alabama, where he plans to study
mechanical engineering.


WRESTLING Indians sophomore captain Angelo
Centrone has opened the season 11-0.

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Caitlyn O’Boyle Mahopac
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Sophomore guard Melanie DeMeo and the Indians BY SKIP PEARLMAN
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“Both teams played a little
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practice the prior day due to
the snow.
“But in the second half
we started to pick it up,” the
coach added. “We played
better defense, we got some
steals, some fast breaks, and
we started hitting shots
from the outside. We played
good defense in the second
Kristina Rush led the
Indians with 14 points, and
Caitlyn O’Boyle added 12
“All of the girls did a
really good job,” Scozzafava
said. “Rush hit some nice
three’s, Caitlyn did a nice
job on the boards, and
Shannon Becker gave us
some nice rebounding
and defense. Lauren and
Amanda Beberman ( ve
points each) both gave us
good minutes, and Julie
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Marissa McCarney played
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new girls played well and
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Mahopac was set to play
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ursday (Dec. 12) and
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Mahopac starts
slow, falls in opener


e Mahopac High School boys basketball team opened their season on the
road last Wednesday (Dec. 4), and couldn’t nd a rhythm in a 60–46 loss at Spring

“We got o to a slow start ( ve points in the rst quarter), but after that we hung
in,” coach Tom McMahon said. “We were down 10 for most of the game, and in
the fourth quarter we made a nice run and got it to ve. But we couldn’t make
enough plays to complete the comeback.

“We had some key turnovers that really cost us during the comeback,” the coach
added. “With a young team, that’s not unexpected. Obviously we want to win, but
with an inexperienced team, this is a process.”

Vin Bastone led the way for Mahopac with 11 points and 7 rebounds, John
Cosentino added 6 points and 5 assists, and Matt McMahon and Patrick McMa-
hon each nished with 6 points.

“Costentino gave us some great minutes,” the coach said. “But he was in foul
trouble, so he saw limited time. Vin had a really good game, we really relied on him
a lot, and Matt McMahon also gave us some good minutes.

“Colum Ranaghan played nice defense and rebounded well o the bench,” the
coach added. “And Luke Syku and Ryan Reilly were very solid for us.”

e Indians were set to play in the Somers Tournament this weekend, and will
host New Rochelle at 6:30 p.m. Monday (Dec. 16).

Vin Bastone led Mahopac with 11
points and 7 rebounds in a season-

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