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North Salem News 02.20.20

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

Vol. 5 No. 47 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, February 20, 2020

Kristen Reiss Leaders speak out
and Isabella against hateful acts


BY CAROL REIF Old Stone Church and the First Pres-

STAFF WRITER byterian Church, as well as at the York-

town Stage and the John C. Hart Me-

In light of the recent alarming surge morial Library.

in acts of hate crimes across the country, County Executive George Latimer,

North Salem has strengthened its vow saying he was “deeply concerned” about

to reject all forms of bigotry and dis- the incidents, directed the county’s Hu-

crimination. man Rights Commission and the West-

In a resolution passed unanimously chester County Public Safety Depart-

Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Town Board de- ment to o er local authorities their help

clared that its elected leaders will con- and support. e FBI is also reportedly

tinue to support policies and practices involved.

that ght hate. As of this writing, no suspects had

e town will “make every e ort to been identi ed.

ensure that our community is one where Latimer urged “all residents to stand

Teens present science all people are welcome and included in solidarity against hate and intimida-
research at symposium
and where all faiths and traditions are tion.”

respected,” the resolution read. “Know that the entire County of

“We are appalled by anti-Semitic at- Westchester stands with you. Together

tacks and are resolved that hate will we must work to teach tolerance and

have no home in our community or in kinship, and let those who want to

any community in the United States of shatter our unity, and destroy the peace

America; our nation was founded on the we enjoy, understand that expressions

principals of religious freedom and the of hate have no home in Westchester

BY KATHERINE BORCHERT sub-regional science competition. right of all people to life, liberty and the County. We will push back in every
STAFF WRITER Both submitted research papers to a
pursuit of happiness.” manner possible to assure that everyone
Two North Salem High School stu- panel of teachers and scientists to qualify
dents competed in the Westchester- and were selected to present in the sym- It invited other communities “to join is safe from such hatred.”
Rockland Junior Science and Humanities posium.
Symposium. forces in ensuring that the vile history
According to Rubeo, 600 papers were
Senior Isabella Piacentino and junior submitted for review and participating in of anti-Semitism here and around the COMPELLED TO SPEAK
Kristen Reiss, both students in Paul Ru- the event itself was impressive.
beo’s Science Research Program, present- world ends now and ends here.” Although there haven’t been similar
ed their extensive scienti c research in the “ ey both did an excellent job,” Rubeo
Police are investigating a wave of attacks in North Salem, town leaders
vandalism last month in nearby York- said they felt compelled to speak out.

town as a hate crime. A menorah was Councilman Martin Aronchick recalled

knocked over at Veterans Field and SEE ANTI-HATE PAGE 4
windows were shattered at St. Patrick’s

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Page 2 – North Salem News Coloring contest winners Thursday, February 20, 2020
The Staff e following children were chosen out of more than 50 submissions as winners of the Sgammato
winter coloring contest hosted by DeCicco & Sons: Campbell, Aditi, Elise and Madison. and Chris
JODI WEINBERGER Winners were given a $25 Amazon gift card. anks to all who participated! DeCicco pick
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 the winners
[email protected] of the winter
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 contest.
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Campbell Aditi Elise Madison

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[email protected] your help for a joint Somers- 2020 North Salem Youth Base- celebration. We will be holding Carmel. All North Salem Boys
917-446-7757 North Salem history project, we ball and Softball season is now integrated player evaluations to grade K-5 are invited to partici-
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BRUCE HELLER are looking for old photos, draw- open. is year’s program (ex- ensure balanced teams consist- pate in an afternoon of bowling,
[email protected] ings, maps, postcards, etc., that cluding T-ball) will be fully in- ing of players from both North photo keepsakes and memories
show or mention Dean’s Bridge, tegrated with Brewster Little Salem and Brewster. with their special guest. e fee
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[email protected] Smith in Somers at Smithdoris- & competitive teams as well as Brewster is scheduled for April is $15 for each additional child.

CHRISTINA ROSE [email protected] or Susan increased player development. 18th and practices will begin in Sign up through March 3. e
ompson in North Salem at e integrated program will April (as soon as town elds are event is sponsored by North Sa-
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 North Salem News – Page 3

Cook book author shares her skills

Tanya Steel, a North Salem resident, once again visited the Westchester Exceptional Children’s School to share recipes
from her National Geographic book “Food Fight.” Steel, a leader in the food world, took the students through cooking, and
of course eating, a few recipes from her book.

Tanya teaching Penelope and Isabella how to read the Isabella watches as Penelope stirs the chocolate. Penelope talks Emilia through cracking
measuring spoons an egg.

Tanya Steel helping Milena measure the salt.

Penelope enjoying the chocolate custard she baked.

Milena measures corn meal for the Emilia stirs while Isabella adds the eggs Time to flip the pancakes Isabella.
Johnny-on-the-spot Cakes

Page 4 – North Salem News Thursday, February 20, 2020

SCIENCE and then compared the arm’s ANTI-HATE rial in downtown White Plains, In October 2018, an armed
ability to move versus a hu- the county seat. Called the Gar- man barged into the Tree of Life
FROM PAGE 1 FROM PAGE 1 den of Remembrance, it was built synagogue in Pittsburgh dur-
in 1990 by the Holocaust and ing Shabbat services and shot
man arm. She then took that reading about the horrors of the Human Rights Education Cen- 11 people dead. Six others were
Holocaust when he was a child ter on Martine Avenue. injured.
said. “ ey didn’t place but research to modify the arm, and thinking, hopefully, that
anti-Semitism and hatred was e problem has escalated to Last December, a Jewish gro-
they did a really, really excel- making it more pro cient and “something that would never such a point that people need to cery store in Jersey City, N.J., was
need to be addressed again.” do more than “just be outraged,” attacked. Six people died.
lent job of presenting and I accurate. Feiner told a local media outlet.
“And yet, here we are,” he said Meanwhile, a Rockland Coun-
think they should be really Reiss will be interning at Tuesday. “So it’s a good thing we According to an article in e ty grand jury has indicted a man
are doing—for very unfortunate Legislative Gazette, an Albany on charges of attempted murder
proud of the work they did.” the Mianus River Gorge in reasons.” weekly devoted to covering poli- in an attack in Monsey in De-
tics, 2016 statistics (the most cember. He used a machete to
Piacentino presented her Bedford for her second year Pointing to the surge in anti- recent available) from the Divi- slash and stab ve Hasidic men
Semitic and other violent acts sion of Criminal Justice Services celebrating Chanukah at their
research in which she com- this summer. “all over the country,” Aronchick showed that religious beliefs were rabbi’s house. He is also a suspect
added: “It’s a good time to reaf- the most common basis for hate in the stabbing of a rabbi walking
pared the accuracy and pre- She has been studying the crimes. Of the 311 such crimes to synagogue in the same com-
rm our values.” reported that year, more than 240 munity the month before.
cision of the Lynxmotion invasive species Japanese stilt- In Greenburgh, Town Super- were anti-Semitic and out of a
visor Paul Feiner is pushing for a total of 598 hate crimes, only 234 e leaders of Jewish com-
AL5D Robotic Arm with grass to determine whether more systematic way of gathering resulted in arrests. munities in the immediate area
data on hate crimes so local of- have expressed deep concerns
human participants. environmental factors a ect cials and police can geta a better e State Police Hate Crimes and are taking steps to ensure
grip on the problem. Task Force investigated 43 inci- the safety of their congregants,
For the past two years, Pia- the growth of the plant. He is also asking the state dents in 2019, according to the including the hiring of security
Legislature to pass a law to set Gazette. guards. ey are also supporting
centino has been interning “ e idea is that she wants minimum punishments for hate interfaith togetherness and other
crimes, including menacing According to the Gazette measures, such as North Salem’s
with a surgeon who conducts to nd some sort of variable emails and gra ti. piece, the 16,149 law enforce- resolution, which they call pow-
Feiner referenced other recent ment agencies taking part in a erful tools against hate.
robotic surgery at Westches- that she can in uence that incidents in the region, including national Hate Crime Statistics
Scarsdale and Pleasantville. Program in 2017 reported 7,106 Said Rabbi Shoshanna Leis
ter Medical Center. would allow for the killing of Last fall, a White Plains man single-bias incidents involving of the Hebrew Congregation of
was convicted of sending threat- 8,126 o enses, 8,493 victims Somers recently: “We are always
“She was able to suture the stiltgrass without the use ening anti-Semitic emails to and 6,307 “known o enders.”
Feiner and his family. Of those incidents, 58.1 percent ghting anti-Semitism through
silicone chips with it and she of chemical treatment,” Ru- were motivated by race/ethnic- building our relationships be-
is past Yom Kippur, anti- ity/ancestry bias and 22 percent cause the best way to ght hate is
got an opportunity to play beo said. Jewish gra ti and stickers were by religious bias. through love, community build-
discovered at a Holocaust memo- ing and connection.”
around with the actual ro- She looked at soil moisture,

botic surgery console, which canopy coverage and amounts

she thought was really cool,” of light to measure the growth

Rubeo said. of the plant.

“She wanted to do some- “Right now they have to

thing related to that but she chemically burn the weed,”

couldn’t do surgery so she Rubeo said. “Mechanically, it

settled on working with a ro- can’t be removed because it’s

botic arm. She found a way to so resilient.”

do something that was still Rubeo said that Reiss is

doable and related to some- planning to continue her in-

thing she was interested in ternship with the Mianus

but wasn’t exactly the same River Gorge, a program with

thing, which I thought was a 50 percent acceptance rate,

pretty creative on her part.” this summer and continue to

For the past two years, Pia- present her research in her se-

centino built a robotic arm nior year.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 BALANCED ROCK North Salem News – Page 5

ROCK ticket. Includes terrace level seats, ADULT SPORTS eligible to join our senior group. Trip to Westchester Broadway
choice of hot dog or chicken ten- Mens Under 40 Basketball Meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. eatre for “An American In

ders, french fries, choice of drink. Drop-in Program - ursdays on the second Tuesday of the Paris,” Holiday Party at Primav-

and strategies for you children. e Transportation not included. 8:30-10 p.m., 9/19/19 - 6/18/20 month at the North Salem Fire era, musical events, speakers from

support group is at St. James Epis- Deadline: Feb. 14. at the North Salem Middle/High House. JOIN TODAY! the community, and more!

copal Church, 262 Titicus Road, School Gym. $20 registration fee. Some of our events this year Drum Circle at

North Salem on Feb. 27, March CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS have included: Visit to the Bud-

26, April 23, May 28 and June 25. Learn-to-Skate at Brewster SENIORS dhist Monastery, Meet-and- Chapel at Croton
Railyard Arts Studio Ice Arena Balanced Rockers Fitness Greet with the Candidates,

e Learn-to-Skate program is Club: Members of the NS Senior earring making, Irish Dancers,

for 4-12 year olds at varying lev- Citizens Club can join us for free Penny Social, food drive, Edu-

Railyard Arts Studio is located els of skating experience. $185 per at the NS Firehouse. Some classes cated Palate Luncheon, AARP 609 Route 22, Croton Falls

at 621 Route 22, Croton Falls. session, per skater. Fee includes require a fee for equipment that is Defensive Driving course, West- Westchester Spirited Drum-

For more information, visit rail- public skate before lesson. *Skate then yours to keep. chester Broadway eatre, speak- mers circle will meet every rst Rental not included. Winter class: Better Balance ers from our local town o ces, Friday of the month from 7:30-10

Paint Night for Kids Fridays 5:30-6:00pm OR Tues- with Cheryl Aiello, ursdays, 90th Birthday Party picnic and the Chapel at Croton Falls.

Follow instructor Sarah Miller days 5:10-5:40pm. Session 4 starts 10:30-11:15 a.m., 1/9 - 2/27 music, Fascia’s Chocolate Fac- Bring your drum or percussive in-

Totten as she guides kids through Fri 2/28 or Tue 3/3. Session 5 North Salem Senior Citizens tory, Trip to Brotherhood Win- strument or borrow one of ours to

simple techniques to create a won- starts Fri 5/1 or Tues 5/5. Club: Residents 50 and older are ery and 1839 Restaurant & Bar, get started. Join us!

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Friday, February 28 7:00-8:30

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$8 per hour for current Railyard
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The Schoolhouse St Patrick’s Parade Special Menu
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LoHud comedy presents THE PARADE— (Cash only)
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Margaret Mary Ruth Keeler Memorial Library is ursday, March 5: A Country book group meets at 7:30 p.m. is workshop is from 11
located at 276 Titicus Road. For Doctor, Sarah Orne Jewett, 1884 on the second Tuesday of the a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and led by
Margaret Mary Bohren of Dan-
bury, Connecticut died in the com- more information on any of these ursday, April 2: e Custom month. e group reads books Maryanne D’Amato the rst
fort of her home Sunday, February
9, 2020. She was 72 years old. events, call 914-669-5161 or visit of the Country, Edith Wharton, on various historical topics Wednesday of the month. It is

e beloved daughter of the late 1913 or periods as well as some open to all writers and aspiring
Edwin and Mary (nee Keegan)
Bohren, Margaret was born in New ursday, May 7: Short Sto- biographies. e books are writers who are invited to share
York City on December 1, 1947.
She was a kind and dedicated cer- International Nibble and ries, Flannery O’Connor, 1950’s chosen by the group and are their work or desire to write in a
ti ed nursing assistant at Hancock
Hall Nursing Home in Danbury Nosh: A Friends of the Library Monthly Early-Onset De- wide ranging. Multiple copies supportive atmosphere.
for more than 20 years before retir-
ing. Event on Saturday, March 14th, mentia Caregivers Support of the books at the library for Free Museum Passes

A masterful storyteller, Margaret 7:00pm - 9:00pm. An evening Group, every Monday from 6-7 people to check out and read. North Salem is surrounded
will be greatly missed by her sib-
lings, omas (Valerie), Joan Ford of sampling international cuisine p.m. e group will be facilitated New members encouraged! by many world-class museums.
(Ken) and James (MaryEllen), her
eight nieces and nephews and ten representing traditional dishes by Tanya Steel who is the Execu- Story time and crafts You can visit some of these free
grand-nieces and nephews.
from around the world made by tive director of a non-pro t and Mondays of charge by simply going to the
Margaret thoroughly enjoyed
spending time with family and your North Salem neighbors. Ad- spouse of someone with Frontal- Stories and Songs – 10:30 library and checking out passes
friends at Peach Lake, the summer
home where she grew up. She was mission fee: $20 per adult; $10 per Temporal Degreneretiation. e a.m., for babies from birth to to the museums. Just ask for the
an avid reader who was conversant
on many topics, and family histori- child (12 and under). RSVP by group is free, open to all, and re- 2-1/2. passes at the front desk. You may
an who willingly shared her stories
with the younger generation. And... March 1st, 2020. quires no registration. Drop-ins Tuesdays call the library to reserve a pass for
the Jets have lost a loyal fan. Marga-
ret will be missed by many. Spring Crafts on Wednesday, are encouraged and any point. Mother Goose for Babies – a particular week. Passes must be

In leiu of owers, a donation may March 11th, at 4:00pm. Make Mahjong for Beginners, 10:30 a.m., for babies from birth returned within seven days. Passes
be made in Margaret’s name to St.
Jude’s children’s research Hospital. edible butter ies, caterpillars and every Wednesday starting on to 2-1/2. may not be returned to any other

more! For all ages. No registration January 8th from 2-4 p.m. Joan Wednesdays library, nor put in the book drop.

required. Staudinger has o ered to lea and Story Time at 10:30 a.m.; It is possible to renew a pass for

April Shower Crafts on Tues- teach another Mah Jongg Group family story time for kids of all an additional week, provided no

day, April 7th at 4:00pm. Make for beginners and those who need ages. one else is waiting for it, by calling

a jelly bean tree, edible rainbows, to refresh their skills. Joan will be ursdays the library. Loss of a museum pass

and more! All ages. No registra- with the group for 6-8 weeks. Af- Books and Puppets at 10:30 will result in you being charged

tion required. ter that participants are welcome a.m.; family story time for kids the full replacement cost.

Reading and Discussion to continue on their own. e of all ages. ey are available for Keeler

Program, Women in American group is free but we ask that you Saturdays Library card holders only. Don’t

Classics with Professor Heather register by contacting the library Story Time at 10:30 a.m.; have a library card? Show the li-

Ostman. e rst ursday of the and make a commitment to come family story time for kids of all brary proof that you live, work,

month at 10:30 a.m. at the Keeler to most of the sessions. ages. go to school, or own property in

Library. Copies of the books are History and Biography book (Bilingual stories and songs North Salem and we can issue

available at the Library for check- group on some Saturdays.) you a library card in about three

out. No registration required. e history and biography Writers workshop minutes.

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Page 8 – North Salem News Opinion Thursday, February 20, 2020


Packing dilemma Monty, the Incredible
Talking Dog

BARBARA LATTERNER Ihave a talking dog. TRACY
GUEST COLUMNIST We didn’t know it when we BECKERMAN
got him, of course. He didn’t
I’m going on a weekend trip and promise not to pack reveal this talent to us right away. a golden retriever and golden
More than three suitcases to store in the roof rack. He would vocalize occasionally retrievers are not generally known
A du e bag, he says, would surely su ce in dog-speak, but no one really for their vocal techniques. Huskies
For two changes of clothes, all neat and nice. had any idea what he was saying and malamutes tend to be the big
But it could turn colder, maybe even rain or snow, because he spoke in his language talkers and will often congregate
Sweaters and jackets, hats and gloves now must go. and we spoke in ours and there around watercoolers to discuss the
was no Rosetta Stone program latest episode of “Grey’s Anato-
e small, canvas carryall that you so politely suggest, for either of us. But then one my.” But golden retrievers gener-
Will never hold outerwear, so surely you jest! morning I came down the stairs, ally prefer to keep their opinions
Rain boots, snow boots, slippers and shoes, as I always do, and I said, “Hello, to themselves and refrain from any
Monty!” gossip or innuendo. eir motto
ere’s luggage for footwear I have to choose. is “Speak softly and carry a big
Cosmetics, toiletries must come along, Monty greeted me with some stick... or Frisbee or… tennis ball.”
howling, as he always does, but
ese have their own case, so sorry you’re wrong. this time, he said something very We went downstairs and the
Please put up the roof rack, secure it real tight, clear and easy to understand. dog greeted us in a more tradi-
tional dog way by bringing us a
ree suitcases t nicely, and try as I might, “Hello,” said the dog. toy, wagging his tail, and gener-
Bare minimum packing just isn’t right! I stopped mid-step. ally just acting as though he were
“What?” happy to see us, unlike our actual
at’s Wild! “Hello,” said the dog. children who typically greeted us
“Joel, come here!” I yelled back in the morning with a grunt and
the lawn. But lately media A town in New Jersey has toward the bedroom. “ e dog is a sneer.
been under siege by a large talking.”
READING, reports of unusual behavior I heard the door open behind “Does he say anything else?” My
WRITING & make me think that wild ock of wild turkeys. Resi- me and my husband joined me on husband wondered.
dents of a Toms River retire- the steps.
CHOCOLATE animals are getting a little ment community are afraid for “What are you taking about?” “I don’t know,” I said. “I haven’t
their grandchildren and pets. he said, sleepily. asked him.”
KIM out of control. “Watch this,” I said. I looked
KOVACH In the past few months, ese bold turkeys actually down at the dog wagging his tail We let the dog out, even though
perch on car roofs and stand at the bottom of the staircase. he hadn’t said, “I need to go out,”
more than 36 coyote sight- en masse in the middle of the “Hello, Monty,” I greeted him. and then when he came back in, I
street ignoring car horns. One “Hello,” said the dog. To be turned to him and said, “Do you
ings have been reported in man took a photo of a wild honest, it was actually more like, want your breakfast?”
turkey pecking at its re ection “Hurro,” but it sounded close
Ifeel like I live in a Disney Central Park. I don’t think in the silver car bumper. Mail enough and the circumstances SEE BECKERMAN PAGE 12
movie when I glance out carriers have reported wild were certainly right for a whole-
of the window and watch the coyotes are looking for the hearted hello.
pretzel vendors. A Manhat- SEE KOVACH PAGE 12
tan man walking his dog at 9 is would be a good time
to acknowledge that Monty is
the geese ying overhead, the pm even captured a photo of

squirrels racing across tree a coyote trailing yards behind

branches, birds chirping and him on a dark path in the

chipmunks scampering across park.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 OPINION North Salem News – Page 9

Issur Danielovitch, Hollywood legend

produced as well as starred in not only hiring Mr. Trumbo to Jewish Ledger. What a “movie spectacle” of a
e publication also recounts di erent sort it must have been
BRUCE the historically fact-based story write Spartacus, but by proudly for the 200 Hollywood luminar-
THE BLOG how, despite having anglicized ies at the religious ritual to hear
of a Greek gladiator who leads a showing his name in the credits his name as a young man from 83-year-old Kirk Douglas say,
BRUCE Issur Danielovitch to Kirk “Today, I am a man.”
APAR rebellion of slaves against the ty- for all to see. Other blacklisted Douglas, the son of Yiddish-
speaking Russian-Jewish immi- At their 50th wedding an-
As Tom Hanks walked o rannical regime of ancient Rome. writers were forced to nd work grants enthusiastically embraced niversary, in 2014, reports Jewish
the stage at the recent his faith later in life. Ledger, Bryna Douglas “startled
Oscars, he could be When a Roman general to feed their families by writing the guests by announcing she
heard proclaiming, almost as a It might be said that he got had converted to Judaism. ‘It’s
line he casually cast away, “I am threatens to crucify a gaggle clandestinely under pseudonyms. religion following a near-fatal about time he married a nice
Spartacus!” mid-air crash in 1991 between Jewish girl,’ she proclaimed.”
of ex-slaves unless they betray Kirk Douglas’s singular gesture a helicopter he was in and a
at was the classy and clever stunt plane, which, writes Jewish Earlier in his career, he was
Hanks’s impressionistic way of Spartacus by handing him of de ance and integrity helped Ledger, “compressed his spine quoted as saying, he would fast
paying tribute to a protean pres- by three inches. While lying in on the Jewish high holy day of
ence of 20th Century cinema, over, one by one the loyal men make the blacklist irrelevant. a hospital bed with excruciating Yom Kippur, even while making
a rugged star who epitomizes back pain, he started pondering a movie. “And let me tell you,”
old Hollywood: Issur Danielo- stonewall the e ort, with each ere are many other ex- the meaning of life.” he’s reported as saying, “it’s not
vitch—better known as Kirk easy making love to Lana Turner
Douglas. e fabled actor had declaring, “I am Spartacus!” until amples of how Mr. Douglas, In his memoir, one of 11 on an empty stomach.”
passed away four days before the books authored by Kirk Doug-
awards ceremony. those words cascade into a de - whose lust for life was palpable las—including a book of poetry A Star-Making Turn
at age 98, entitled Life Could Be Kirk Douglas of course is
Mr. Douglas’s 70-plus other ant chorus of self-sacri ce. e in every performance, proved Verse—he wrote, “I came to be- responsible, in a manner of
big-screen movies notwithstand- lieve I was spared because I had speaking, for the acting career of
ing, the one that casts a giant phrase lately has been meme- himself a champion of doing the never come to grips with what it Michael Douglas, his son. Much
shadow over them all is the 1960 means to be Jewish.” less obvious is the large role he
sword-and-sandal spectacle ed into an expression of unity right thing during his 103 years played in what became a career-
Spartacus, directed by Stanley ‘Today, I Am a Man’ de ning part for another lm
Kubrick (of 2001: A Space among a group of people prone on Earth. at epiphany led to his legend, Jack Nicholson.
Odyssey fame). Mr. Douglas In the 1960s, Mr. Douglas
to resistance. When he received a lifetime studying Torah, and even starred on Broadway in a stage
becoming a bar mitzvah for a
As impactful as his screen achievement award in 1996, the second time (the Jewish version SEE APAR PAGE 12
of a con rmation), 70 years after
portrayals were, o -screen Kirk presenter, Steven Spielberg, said, his rst one at age 13.

Douglas’s strength of character “courage remains Kirk Doug-

also left its indelible mark. He las’s personal and professional

too demonstrated self-sacri ce hallmark.”

and resistance in the face of op- Fighting back against a de-

pression. bilitating stroke earlier that same

A Show of Defiance and year, he taught himself to speak

Integrity again, and even appeared in one

Despite the blacklisting of more lm.

proli c screenwriter Dalton $100 Million to Charity

Trumbo in the McCarthy- Along with his wife of some

crazed 1950s, which banished 70 years, Bryna, the couple in

him from working in Holly- their lifetime donated more than

wood, Kirk Douglas put his rep- $100 million to charities in the

utaiton and career on the line by U.S. and Israel, according to the

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t e North Salem Nursery held its annual art show at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Luca Gileno, 4 and
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Page 12 – North Salem News OPINION Thursday, February 20, 2020

BECKERMAN KOVACH or brought back from vacations, yard re pit. Despite the rumor
people apparently decided to get that green iguanas are considered
FROM PAGE 8 FROM PAGE 8 rid of their overgrown reptile pets delicious in some countries and
over the years and just let them referred to as “chicken of the
He sat and looked at me quite seriously. en he turkeys chasing after the mail loose in Florida. trees,” residents are warned not to
spoke. trucks. ese brazen birds dig up eat iguanas.
plants and shrubs and leave their When the temperatures drop
“Hello,” replied the dog. feathers and droppings every- outdoors, the iguanas literally Considered a year-round
“Looks like he’s a one-trick pony,” said my husband. where. fall out of the trees onto roofs, nuisance in Florida, wild iguanas
“Don’t pressure him,” I said. “He’ll lose con dence.” sidewalks and cars. ese large eat landscape plants, burrow into
I looked at the dog and was simultaneously im- In Pennsylvania, a man was arboreal-dwelling creatures can seawalls, levees and pump sta-
pressed and not. I’d seen videos of other dogs on attacked by a rabid bobcat hiding weigh up to eight pounds and tions, and leave copious amounts
YouTube who could say, “I love you,” and “I want my under his home’s front porch. A grow between 12 – 17 inches of droppings. Florida has lots of
mama,” and “Give me that damn cookie.” en there woman in Maine was bitten on long. Used to more tropical nuisance animals that nd their
were the dogs who could call 911, rescue mountain the leg by a rabid fox while get- climates, the green iguanas try way into homes and backyards
climbers, and sni out bombs and drugs. I’m sure my ting her newspaper on her front to protect themselves from cold every day. Snakes, geckos and
dog could do all that, if he were trained, but at that mo- walkway. Hungry bears are break- temperatures by going into a state alligators show up in garages,
ment while he was saying “hello,” all I really hoped for ing into homes from Connecticut of torpor where their breathing living rooms, sun porches and
was a follow-up “goodbye.” to California. and metabolism slow down, they backyard swimming pools. Many
I decided to give up on the talking dog lessons and lose muscle control, and fall to the dog walkers have been pulled into
walked across the oor to get the dog his food. But as In south Florida a couple of ground. ponds by aggressive and hungry
I stepped forward, I failed to notice that it was raining weeks ago, the temperatures alligators.
outside and the dog had left a big puddle in the middle dipped below forty degrees and Can you imagine? Residents
of the kitchen oor. I hit the puddle with my foot, lost iguanas started dropping out of are cautioned not to pick up the Florida has a myriad of an-
my balance, skidded across the oor, and fell at on my the trees! Seriously! TV weather frozen iguanas but to let them noying insects including re
butt. e dog watched this and then let out a series of forecasters actually issued “falling defrost naturally when the sun ants, earwigs and palmetto bugs.
gu aws that could only be interpreted as laughter. iguana warnings” in Miami. comes out and the outdoor tem- Palmetto bug is a fancy sound-
“Well, he may only be able to say hello,” said my peratures rise. Florida residents ing name for this large, winged
husband. “But at least he’s got a sense of humor.” Originally from Mexico, are also warned not to try to American cockroach on steroids.
Central and South America and “help” defrost these creatures by Florida residents must keep the
You can now follow Monty, the partially-talking dog, on parts of the Caribbean, the green putting them in the microwave exterminator on speed-dial!
Instagram at @Monty WearsBoxerShorts. iguana population has exploded or holding them over the back-
across the state of Florida. Pos- Kim Kovach enjoys letting
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 SCHOOLS & CAMPS North Salem News – Page 13

North Salem teen earns Gold Award

Abby Mascia of North Salem, a challenge the scout to become a comfort and support to the par- ect. e remainder blankets that donated along with an additional
junior at Kennedy Catholic High strong leader and make a mark ents of newborn premature babies were not sold were then brought care package to complete the re-
School, has been awarded the Girl on one’s community that creates during this di cult time in their to another NICU at Greenwich quirement of globalization for her
Scout Gold Award, the highest a lasting e ect on the lives of oth- lives. Each care package consisted Hospital in Connecticut and were project.
award available to a Girl Scout. ers. of a personal bag which contained
Abby is a member of North Salem several informative pamphlets re-
Troop 1054, led by Debra Rei and Abby’s Gold Award project, garding the NICU and premature
Jennifer Binette. Packages of Hope, was to cre- birth, handy toiletries, comfort
ate, assemble, and deliver 50 items, and a handmade isolette
In order to achieve the Gold care packages to the NICU unit blanket. rough extremely gen-
Award, a Girl Scout must com- at Danbury Hospital in Con- erous donations of family, friends,
plete a service project that requires necticut. NICU stands for Neo- and neighbors, Abby received
at least 80 hours of service. e natal Intensive Care Unit and is many of the toiletries and comfort
scout must identify an issue, take a branch in the hospital where items she needed. Her leadership
action in investigating the issue, babies who are born prematurely opportunities brought on several
and use her leadership skills to are cared for by specially trained blanket-making sessions where
be successful in building a team, healthcare professionals. It pro- various volunteer groups helped
creating a plan, presenting the vides round the clock care to each to create 80 blankets in total. e
plan, and educating and inspir- baby ensuring that they receive the additional blankets were used for
ing others regarding this plan. e best possible care. e purpose of fundraising e orts for the proj-
goal of this prestigious award is to Abby’s project was to help provide

Page 14 – North Salem News Sports Thursday, February 20, 2020

One-two punchINDOOR TRACK
Jolley, Intrieri take top two spots at sectionals

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER “It’s good to see for Juliette be- “We had half the team
cause she’s really worked hard to qualify for county and

get where she is,” Gould said. class [championships], so

Junior Ava Jolley and senior Jolley and Intrieri are the only that was pretty is exciting,”

Juliette Intrieri did North Salem two North Salem runners ad- Gould said. “ ese kids

proud at the Section 1 Class C vancing to the state qualifying came, trained and worked

championships, nishing in rst meet, which will be held at 9 a.m. hard. e class meet, out

and second place, respectively, in Feb. 23, also at the Armory. Jolley of the 13 kids, I think we

the 3,000-meter run. will compete in the 1,500- and had nine who had personal

On Feb. 10 at the Armory in 3,000-meter runs, while Intrieri bests.”

New York City, Jolley, who has will run the 3,000 meter. e strong performances

established herself as one of the Other runners competing by Jolley and Intrieri helped

best distance runners in the state, at sectionals were senior Ka- North Salem girls place

nished in 10:22.57, nearly a tie Mogg (55 meter, 300 meter, seven out of 11 teams at the

minute ahead of her North Sa- 4x400), junior Lily Guiliano (300 Section 1 championships.

lem teammate. meter), freshman Mia Santis Also scoring a point was the

“Ava is Ava,” said Coach Chris (600 meter, 4x400), senior Emma 4x400 relay team (Intrieri,

Gould. “She’s put herself as not Litch eld (600 meter), sopho- Jolley, Katie Mogg and Mia

just a top New York runner but more Robert Moia (300 meter, Santis), which placed sixth.

nationally as well.” 4x400), senior Nick DiGiacomo

Intrieri, who will continue run- (600 meter, 4x400), freshman FILE PHOTO/DAVID WOHL

ning in the fall at Brandeis Uni- Jake Greenberg (1,000 meter, Ava Jolley and Juliette
versity, nished the 3,000-meter 4x400), sophomore Liam Trag- Intrier will represent
run in 11:19.62. She also took eser (1,000 meter), senior Henry
third place in the 1,500-meter James (1,600 meter), sophomore North Salem at the New
York State indoor track
run (5:16.89). Alexander Laqueur (4x400).

BASKETBALL Senior sendoff

Boys, girls teams prepare for sectionals

North Salem’s girls and boys basketball teams Both games also served as season nales for the
celebrated their seniors on successive nights last teams. e girls fell 50-45 to Haldane while the
week. boys defeated Pawling, 44-30.

First up on Monday, Feb. 10, was the senior- It was business as usual for the boys, who im-
laden girls squad, which will graduate seven of its proved to 14-6 and picked up their 12th straight
nine players: Julia DeSanto, Liz Squire, Joan Her- victory behind a strong performance from junior
lihy, Hannah Carminucci, Leah Wright, Megan Anthony Foglia (17 points, 16 rebounds). Ryan (9
Wright and Amanda Marano. points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals) and Roger Squire (9
points) also helped lead the Tigers to victory.
e boys, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, honored four se-
niors of their own: Emmet Halton, Steven Her- e girls, who fell to 9-11 with the loss, were
lihy, Mike Horan and Kevin Ryan. led by Liz Squire, who scored 15 points.

Playoff Matchups

No. 11 North Salem vs. No. 6 Pleasantville
4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20
Pleasantville High School

No. 6 North Salem vs. No. 11 Ardsley
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20
North Salem High School


Thursday, February 20, 2020 SPORTS North Salem News – Page 15


North Salem’s
Rosemarie Binette


Ashley Binette, Samantha Spieler, Kristen Wolfe and Rosemarie
Binette are heading to the New York State championships.

North Salem’s Ashley Binette FILE PHOTOS/VIC MCGEE

Girls dominate section

Half-dozen boys, girls skiers
heading to states

Girls skiers from John Jay/North Salem defeating Horace Greeley, Clarkstown,

won seven of nine possible medals at the Brewster, Scarsdale, Edgemont, Mama-

Section 1 championships held Monday, roneck, Sleepy Hollow, and Bronxville/

Feb. 10, at Hunter Mountain. New Rochelle. Spieler, Binette and Wolfe

North Salem’s Ashley Binette took rst will represent Section 1 as a three-racer

in giant slalom and third in slalom, and team at the New York State champion-

John Jay’s Samatha Spieler took second in ships (Feb. 24 and 25) at Bristol Mountain

both in slalom and giant slalom. in Canandaigua, N.Y.

Spieler placed rst, Binette second, and Making states for their individual perfor-

John Jay’s Kristen Wolfe third in “skimeis- mances are: Spieler, Ashley Binette, Wolfe,

ter” (the racers with the best combined and North Salem’s Rose Marie Binette.

times for all four runs—two slalom and On the boys’ side, John Jay’s Oskar

two giant slalom). Lombardi and John Jay’s Luke Spieler will

e girls team also won sectionals, head to Bristol Mountain.

Page 16 – North Salem News SPORTS Thursday, February 20, 2020

If you don’t have anything nice to say...

Are there acceptable forms ing out of their mouths is beyond MARSH were also unsuccessful (the visit- young adults, by nature, are eager
of taunting at a varsity anything I’ve ever seen. ey MADNESS ing team shot 75 percent from the to test.
game? If so, what is the should be ashamed of them- charity stripe).
line? And who enforces it? selves.” BRIAN Luckily for our districts, or per-
MARSCHHAUSER What is the line? With a few haps a byproduct of their good
ese questions have been is is one of those rare cir- exceptions—personal insults and teaching, these types of incidents
bouncing around in my head for cumstances where everybody Are there acceptable forms foul language being the obvious are few and far between. Section
weeks, ever since I watched a vid- involved was in the wrong. e of taunting? Of course there are. no-no’s—there are no hard and 1 sports spectators seem to have a
eo of a student screaming at the student shouldn’t have screamed We’ve all turned on college bas- fast rules about acceptable behav- clear understanding of what’s ac-
top of his lungs every time a vis- at the opposing players and the ketball games to see thousands of ior at a sporting event. ceptable and what’s not. I’ve rarely
iting player stepped to the free- parent should have handled it kids shouting in unison while wav- ever seen lines being crossed by
throw line during a girls varsity privately with district o cials in- ing hands or signs in an attempt So, any line we talk about is go- the student sections.
basketball game last month. stead of publicly picking a ght to distract the free-throw shooter. ing to be an abstract, moving tar-
with high schoolers. Once, a Duke student even danced get. Loudly screaming “AAAH!” In fact, while attending a bas-
“AAAH! AAAH! AAAH! around in a Speedo during a game at a player in a quiet gym is not ketball game in North Salem re-
AAAH!” the student screamed Not to sound holier than thou, against North Carolina. prohibited by Section 38-4 in the cently, I witnessed a student from
in rapid succession, like a human but taunting has never been my “Acceptable Forms of Taunting” the home team lean over the rail-
vuvuzela. e grating noises, in- cup of tea. Be it professional or While the Speedo example cer- handbook. ing toward the visiting student
tended to throw the visiting play- amateur sports, I attend games tainly wouldn’t y at a high school section and ask, “Are any of you
ers o their game, were in stark to cheer on my favorite teams game,I think most sensible people First and foremost, use com- on the lacrosse team?” When a
contrast to the rest of the mild- or athletes and not to shout at can agree that this type of taunt- mon sense. At a football game, it few responded yes, the North Sa-
mannered crowd that evening. the opponent. I have too much ing is di erent than one student would downright criminal to not lem student said, “I just want to
respect for the athletes and the violently screaming at the oppos- loudly make noise as the oppos- say you guys are really good.”
Adding fuel to the re, the work they put into their craft. ing team. One is light-hearted ing o ense faced a crucial fourth
parent of a visiting player decided and adds to the competitive atmo- down. In that instance, it’s your Some might argue that taunt-
to make a public Facebook post But not everyone agrees with sphere while the other is mean- duty as a fan to get as loud as pos- ing is a part of the game, but so
admonishing the home students me. Winning, to some people, spirited and detracts from it. sible, not just to rev your team up is sportsmanship. e two are
for their behavior: “ e lack of means to cripple your opponent but also throw the other team o not mutually exclusive. Treat-
sportsmanship from [the home and exploit their weaknesses. For Not only were the screams at their game. But in a similarly cru- ing people with respect doesn’t
school’s] parents, students and devoted fans of sports teams who the high school game in question cial situation at a tennis or golf mean you’re being “soft.” You can
players is disgusting and I am can’t contribute on the court or obnoxious to fellow spectators and match, you should be able to hear create a disruptive atmosphere
proud to say it would never y at disrespectful to the athletes, they a pin drop until the play is over. for the opposing school without
[our school]! e way the home eld, that means trying to get being disrespectful, which most
spectators [are] chanting while inside the opponents’ head, hop- Who enforces it? Ultimately, high schoolers instinctively know
our players are taking their foul ing their lack of focus will lead to each school district has the unen- without people like me having to
shots and the nasty things com- critical errors. at leads us to our viable task of setting and enforc- write 800 words about it.
ing boundaries that children and
rst question.

News & Notes BASEBALL

Wrestling The New York Boulders will host an exhbition game against Team Israel on July 13.

e Section 1 Division 1 wrestling Team Israel to play in Rockland County
championships were held across two days
at Sleepy Hollow High School (Saturday, Tokyo-bound Team Israel will play a few exhibition games in Europe. Other qualifying teams are South Korea and Mexico.
Feb. 15) and Clarkstown South High Rockland County as they prepare for the 2020 Summer Olym- Japan, the host, automatically received a spot. e nal two
School (Sunday, Feb. 16). pics ( July 24-Aug. 9) spots will be determined in the spring.

Dominic Barrella, an eighth-grader e rst game against the New York Boulders will be played Tickets for the exhibition games will go on sale on Monday,
from North Salem, quali ed for section- at 7 p.m. Monday, July 13. e next morning at 11, Team Is- March 2 ( A portion of the proceeds will ben-
als at 99 pounds but did not compete due rael will face NYPD’s Finest baseball team. Both games will be e t the Israel Baseball Association to help o set their Olympic
to injury. He placed second at divisionals played at Palisades Credit Union Park (Pomona, N.Y.). expenses and help grow the sport of baseball in Israel.
the previous weekend at Westlake High
School. Team Israel quali ed for the Summer Olympics by winning Lakeland High School graduate, Jonathan de Marte, 26, is
a round-robin tournament against ve teams from Africa and expected to play for Team Israel in Tokyo.
His teammate, omas Gall, a senior
from Somer High School, placed fourth
in the 220-pound weight class. Gall
reached the semi nals but fell to eventual
champion Sebastian Garibaldi by pin. He
then lost to Scarsdale’s Dean Mancini by
pin in the third-place match.


As of press time (Monday, Feb. 17),
the combined Brewster/Yorktown/North
Salem/Somers hockey team, called the
BYSNS, has concluded its regular sea-
son but awaits seeding for the Section
1 League B tournament. Check North
Salem’s athletic calender (northsalemcen- or visit us on Twitter (@
Halston_Sports) for the latest informa-

If you’ve got sports news to share, varsity
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4 factors to consider
when choosing a

business dinner venue

Hosting a business dinner for ing new or prospective clients

the rst time is a great chance who hosts have never before met

to make a strong impression on in person. Clients might be tall

clients and colleagues. Planning and may not appreciate being

such dinners can be intimidating, crammed into small quarters, re-

but hosts who give careful con- gardless of how good the food is.

sideration to a handful of factors Visit each venue before making

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1. SPACE can make everyone more com-

Venues with tight quarters and fortable as the dinner progresses. ways that make it easy for guests 3. MENU ing the business dinner. However,

intimate settings may be perfect to arrive and get home. If hosting Food allergies and dietary re- a restaurant with a strong repu-

for date nights. However, busi- 2. LOCATION out-of-town clients, look for an strictions are relatively common, tation for great service can help

ness dinners may work better in e location of the venue is establishment within a reason- so look for a venue with a menu hosts create a strong rst impres-

restaurants with ample room for another factor that bears ample able distance of the airport or the that can accommodate people sion in the eyes of their colleagues

everyone to spread out. is is consideration. e venue should hotel where guests will be stay- who may only eat certain foods. or prospective clients. Peruse on-

especially important when host- be located near accessible high- ing. Restaurants that o er vegetarian line reviews of restaurants before

foods and gluten-free menus are making a reservation, ultimately

LEGAL NOTICES safe bets. In addition, speak with choosing a venue that has glow-
a restaurant representative before ing reviews in terms of its reputa-
making a reservation, discussing tion for service.

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be in regard to accommodating a big responsibility. But dinners

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to Sal Attina, 909 Midland Ave., Ste. 3, Yonkers, Geisinger, ESQ., 455 Central Park Ave., Ste. 204, Subpar service is not the fault e article was provided by Metro

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