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GOP, Dems announce candidate endorsements
BY CAROL REIF chester-Putnam Association would be serving his third term Ofﬁcials receive
STAFF WRITER of Town Supervisors. A retired on the Town Board. Kamen- recommendations
IBM executive, Lucas is also stein is also a commissioner of for police reform
For now, the town’s munici- treasurer of the East of Hud- the Westchester County Police
pal elections in November are son Watershed Corporation, Board and was on the county’s BY CAROL REIF sponse to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s
expected to be uncontested. a member of the New York Agriculture and Farmland Pro- STAFF WRITER 2020 executive order directing
Energy Improvement Corp.’s tection Board. municipalities with police forces
Voters will decide who will be executive board and the West- Last week, the North Salem to review police strategies and
the next town supervisor, who chester Municipal O cials Martin Aronchick was rst Police Reform and Reinvention programs following the public’s
will sit in two seats on the ve- Association. He is a trustee of elected in 2014 to ll the re- Collaborative Task Force released growing demands for account-
member Town Board, who will Kennedy Catholic High School mainder of the late Bruce Bu- its recommendations for revamp- ability and change in the wake of
receive taxes and who will over- in Somers. chholtz’s term. (Buchholtz, ing police department policies George Floyd’s death during his
see the highway department. a Republican who was in his and protocols. arrest in Minneapolis. A nal re-
Supervisors serve two-year port will be presented to the Town
e North Salem Republi- terms. rst term as councilman, died A public meeting to discuss the Board for approval on Tuesday,
can Committee announced last in late 2013 after a battle with draft report is set for 7 p.m.Tues- March 23.It must be adopted and
week that it is endorsing in- Peter Kamenstein is a senior melanoma.) In 2015, Aronch- day, March 16. A copy of it was sent to the state by April 1.
cumbents Warren Lucas for su- consultant for a rm that advises ick ran unsuccessfully for a posted on the town’s website on
pervisor and Peter Kamenstein, multinational consumer prod- four-year term. In 2016, Coun- Monday, March 1. SEE REFORM PAGE 6
the current deputy supervisor, ucts companies. For 45 years, cilman Steve Bobolia resigned
for town council, along with in- he was chairman and CEO of to become a town judge, and e task force was formed in re-
cumbent Ward Hanaburgh for Lifetime Brands, a manufactur- Aronchick ran again and won,
highway superintendent. North er and distributor of household completing Bobolia’s unexpired
Salem Democrats, meanwhile, goods. He is a past trustee and term. In 2017, Aronchick won a
have endorsed the candida- president of the Ruth Keeler full four-year term.
cies of Councilman Martin Memorial Library board and
Aronchick and current tax re- the North Salem Bridle Trails He and his family have lived
ceiver Karen Roach. Association. He is also a trustee in North Salem for 20 years.
with the North Salem Open Aronchick has been a member
ABOUT THE Land Foundation and a past of the town’s Comprehensive
CANDIDATES chairman of the town’s Zoning Plan and Open Space com-
Board of Appeals. Kamenstein mittees. He is a re ghter and
Warren Lucas has served on is an active member of the Cro- EMT; a trustee of the North
the Town Board since 1989 and ton Falls Fire Department. Salem Historical Society; a
was elected supervisor in 2009. volunteer with the local Lions
Council members serve four-
He is president of the West- year terms. If reelected, he SEE CANDIDATES PAGE 6
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Thursday, March 11, 2021 Your Neighbor North Salem News – Page 3
Searching for adventure
BY CAROL REIF
What better way to shake o cabin fe-
ver than to howl at the moon, gaze at the
night sky, or trek through the silent woods PHOTO COURTESY OF ALEXIA RYAN PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN MIANI
in search of woodland critters like rabbits,
woodchucks, birds, and squirrels? The Distanteers took third place. (From The Marching Macarons had an assist
left: Keller Grasinger, Magali Grasinger, from a cardboard cutout of actor Zac
Teams of intrepid residents did just that Isabella Ryan, Zac Clarke) Efron in the walking stick challenge.
last month after accepting challenges - both
silly and serious - posed during e Great
North Salem Winter Scavenger Hunt.
While the community event brought in
close to $1,000 for the Ruth Keeler Memo-
rial Library, it was more of a February fun- erdichian, Roe Intrieri, Joann Houlihan, and
raiser than a fundraiser. Paula Eberhardt. “Roe and Joann are our
e real intent was to give cooped-up props people,” Miani said. is time around
families the opportunity to bond in the Houlihan dressed up “as the scary school
great outdoors, said Jen Gileno, one of the teacher.” Last summer, Intrieri was decked
organizers. e proceeds will be used to help out as a mean-looking, machine gun-toting
fund a makeover of the library’s children’s PHOTO COURTESY OF PATRICIA KRAVIT Al Capone.
room and for future programs. Patricia Kravit enlisted the help of a Finding the highest elevation at Keller
e hunt was sponsored by Hay elds feathered friend to aid the Cat Ridge also ummoxed the Macarons. “We walked
Market, a café and orist shop on Bloomer Cluckers in their second straight win.
all over. We consulted our map. We knew
Road. where it had to be, but the app was not ac-
First prize was an outdoor re pit donated down - and watching sunsets from - the hill cepting the answer, even though our com- PHOTO COURTESY OF LEA TRAGESER
by Kelloggs & Lawrence,a hardware store in there, was nearly stumped. e high point’s pass app and map were con rming the
Katonah. Second prize was a basket of out- “not exactly what you’d think,” she said. She highest elevation!” Miani said. ey ran into Lea Trageser came in costume and helped
doors-oriented books hand-picked by the and Kravit nally succeeded after three tries. a young man from another team who had her team to victory.
library’s Board of Trustees. ird prize was a Trageser thinks what really put the just moved to town. (His ancée had signed
squirrel-proof bird feeder with seed. Cluckers over the top was the last challenge him up for the hunt.) Together they all tried
Participants used the GooseChase app – which was to take a photo with as many to gure it out, but “to no avail,”she said.
on their iPhone and Android devices as species of birds in it as possible. Each species After having a lovely chat with the friend-
well as their knowledge of local history, to- spotted was worth 10 points.Kravit clutched ly rival, the Macarons were about to head o
pography, and, of course, nature. ey were one of her own chickens – the famous Gray when he asked about the location of an old
asked to spot a drey (squirrel’s nest made of Girl -- as swans and ducks paddled in the schoolhouse - another of the challenges.
twigs and leaves); bay at the full moon; nd Muscoot Reservoir and a crow cawed from a But he had barely gotten the question out
the brightest star in the winter sky (Sirius); tree in the background. when the attorney of the group dismissed
identify where North Salemites once got ice It’s rare to see that many ne feathered him with a “Sorry, we can’t reveal that infor-
to cool their drinks and preserve their per- friends in one place at the same time, even mation.”
ishables (Peach Lake); make a walking stick; if you did have a seed-packed feeder to lure “All’s fair in scavenger hunts,” Miani glee-
dress a snowman up as either Abe Lincoln them with – which was de nitely something fully explained.
or George Washington; pinpoint the loca- the Cluckers had contemplated doing. Big- e most fun part? Bringing their life size
tion of a local yurt village (Mountain Lakes ger, more aggressive birds such as cardinals cardboard cutout of shirtless actor Zac Efron
Park); and detect animal tracks in the snow and blue jays tend to scare away the com- with them to the woods so they could get the PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN MIANI
(human bootprints didn’t count). And lots petition, Kravit explained. Players were also required walking stick photo.“We had many
more. asked to photograph a groundhog or -- people on the trail commenting on him and The Ogunquit Marching Macarons took
apologies to Bill Murray -- a squirrel or fox wanted to take their photo with him as well,” second place in the scavenger hunt.
e Cat Ridge Cluckers - the winners
of last summer’s scavenger extravaganza - if they couldn’t nd one. Miani said, adding: “Once again, the humor
managed to retain their rst-place crown. Kravit suggested they cruise up and down is the best part for us.” Open Land Foundation. e 38-acre eld,
Although the team was small - just two Route 684, where woodchucks can often “By the end of the hunt we had so many a protected habitat for bobolinks who nest
members, Lea Trageser and Patricia Kravit be seen nibbling on roadside grass. ( ey laughs and we were all thrilled to be part of in its tall grasses, has a great big mound in
- it was mighty. “We make a good team; she weren’t, she swore, looking for road-killed it to support a great cause! ank you to the its middle.Tackling the slope wasn’t exactly
knows a lot of history and I have a competi- carcasses.) at proved to be a no-go. Ac- library, the sponsors and the other teams.” easy. Half-way up is “when you suddenly
tive side,”said Trageser, who came costumed cording to old Punxsutawney Phil, who saw Alexia Ryan, part of the winning third- realize that maybe you’re not the ttest,”
for the contest.(It wasn’t too hard; she mere- his shadow on Feb. 2, the cunning rodents place team,said everyone was simply chu ed Ryan joked. But not that she’s complaining.
ly repurposed a couple of kitchen towels and were still hibernating. (But take heart, oh to take part in something positive in light of It was a beautiful and mild late winter
a stick as a cap and bindle. She added a pair ye winter-weary; Cluxatawney Henrietta, how di cult this past pandemic year has afternoon and everyone felt “blessed” to be
of Bernie Sanders-type mittens, a big old Muscoot Farm’s famed weather-forecasting been. out and about and putting their COVID
scarf, and voila, an 18th-century schoolgirl!) chicken, predicted an early spring by pro- e youngest crew have been remote worries behind them. e takeaway for
Children of that era walked in rain, snow, ducing an egg on Groundhog Day). learning and keeping socially distance both kids and grown-ups? “ ings can be
sleet, or hail from the Peach Lake area to Nevertheless, the Cluckers had a blast. within their “pod.” tough, but they can be good too,” she said.
the Pine Tree School. Remnants of the one- “We had an absolutely fabulous time seeing As a reward, they got to pick the team Earlier that Saturday, a milky fog thwart-
room schoolhouse’s foundation can be seen the sights,” Kravit said. As to who gets the name: Distanteers. ed attempts to spot ice shermen on the
near a Bloomer Preserve trail. re pit; that’s really up to Trageser, said her Team members were: Shelley, Keller, Titicus Reservoir. But the haze had lifted
For the Cluckers, the hardest part was teammate, crediting her with doing “most Eric, and Magali Grasinger; Alexia, Joe, and the sun was shining by the time the
nding the highest elevation (605 feet above of the work.”It’s portable, so Kravit’s hoping and Isabella Ryan; and Peggy, Graham, and Distanteers repaired to Baxter Preserve,
mean sea level) at Hay eld-on-Keller Pre- for shared custody. Zac Clarke. “By next summer, we hope we where they had little trouble locating native
serve. Other teams reported similar trials Susan Miani of second-place winners won’t have to be distant” Ryan said. trees and shrubs donated by the state De-
and tribulations. Ogunquit Marching Macarons, said the e toughest challenge for the Distan- partment of Environmental Conservation
Even Trageser, who grew up in North team tried to “inject a sense of humor” into teers was nding the highest point at Keeler, as part of its stream stabilization program.
Salem and has fond memories of sledding its e orts. Other members were Chris Meg- a preserve maintained by the North Salem “It was lovely,”Ryan recalled.
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Gilda’s Club announces Teen Cancer Story Contest
BY TOM WALOGORSKY
A cancer diagnosis not only impacts those
stricken with the disease, but also the lives of
family, friends, and everyone around them.
Gilda’s Club Westchester is once again
holding their Teen Cancer Story Contest,
open to teens age 13-17 in Westchester,
Rockland, and Fair eld counties. e contest
aims to give youths an outlet to speak about
the emotions associated with a cancer diag-
nosis, whether it be their own, a loved one,
or someone they know. “It’s important for
teens to have an outlet to express how they themselves,”explains Aker.
feel, and how cancer has impacted their life,” Each category will be judged separately
explains Children’s Teens and Families Man- by a panel comprised of Gilda’s Club board
ager Jaime Aker. members and others in the community. A
Founded in 2001, Gilda’s Club Westches- cash prize of $250 will be awarded for rst
ter is a non-pro t organization that o ers free place in each category, with runners-up also
support services to Westchester, Rockland, being recognized.
and Fair eld County residents who have been Gilda’s Club Westchester is located at 80
diagnosed with cancer, as well as their fami- Maple Avenue in White Plains, and the facil-
lies. Services o ered include support groups, ity is hoping to open a new teen center area
counseling, and a wide variety of special pro- this year.O cials are hoping that submissions
grams including art, meditation, and yoga in- from the Teen Cancer Story Contest can be
struction. e organization has been holding used as inspirational decor when newest ad-
the Teen Cancer Story Contest since 2009. dition to the facility is opened.“We’re excited,
For this year’s incarnation, Gilda’s Club and we hope to be able to use some of the art-
Westchester is expanding the contest to in- work submissions that we receive,”says Aker. IMAGE COURTESY OF GILDA’S CLUB WESTCHESTER
clude three new categories, with submissions e Teen Center Story Contest is current-
of poetry, artwork, and video also being ac- ly accepting submissions in all categories. All and all entries must be submitted electroni- For more information on contest
cepted. “Teens these days are so tech savvy work submitted must be new and original, cally. Artwork may be mailed or delivered in rules and submission guidelines, visit
and creative, we wanted to have a number of and teens maybe enter in only one category. person. All submissions are due by Friday, https://gildasclubwestchester.org/teen-
ways for them to share their story and express e contest is not open to previous winners, April 16 at 5:00 p.m. cancer-story/
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CANDIDATES REFORM through print or online media. in partnership with our commu- been, and continues to be, “com-
FROM PAGE 1
FROM PAGE 1 Clearly convey the police depart- nity, to build and maintain rela- mitted to ensuring that racially-
Club; an assistant Scoutmas- ment’s mission statement through tionships founded on trust and biased policing strategies have no
ter and a jazz guitarist. He is
managing director of K2 In- e report calls for recording the town’s website and other mutual respect, while promoting place in our Police Department,”
tegrity, a New York City rm
specializing in investigative and analyzing demographic stop forms of social and print media. safety, security and improving the the draft says.
and forensic services.
data; surveying the community Conduct periodic community quality of life for our residents.” North Salem’s Police Depart-
Karen Roach has been
the town’s tax receiver for 25 regarding attitudes toward police; surveys (in English and Spanish) In 2017, the Town Board passed ment has 14 part-time o cers:
years. e job entails collect-
ing all taxes levied within the facilitating and enhancing the to learn about interactions with a resolution rea rming its anti- one chief, two lieutenants, two
town, including its two school
districts (Brewster Central current complaint procedure and and attitudes toward the police. discrimination policy and last year, sergeants and nine patrolmen. e
and North Salem Central);
North Salem’s portion of the providing more data transparency. the board passed a resolution de- New York State Police operates
Westchester County tax, state
taxes and local special district According to the report, North POLICIES, PROCEDURES nouncing anti-Semitism and hate as the town’s full-time force and
taxes (water, sewer and light-
ing). Roach had previously Salem’s residents have “always Complaints: Compile statis- crimes. e move rea rmed the handles “alleged felony violations.”
worked for American Ex-
press and the New York Bo- enjoyed a strong and positive re- tics on complaints; maintain a town’s “commitment as an open It also dispatches the local police.
tanical Garden. She and her
husband Tom, a retired New lationship” with local police. e spreadsheet of complaints; add a and a rming community where e police department’s day-
York City re ghter, have
lived in North Salem since town is “fortunate” that the ma- clause of expungement for base- all people are welcome and all to-day operations include rou-
1989. Roach has belonged to
several local organizations, jority of the community’s o cers less claims, and provide an online faiths and traditions are respected.” tinely checking school buildings;
including the North Salem
Lions Club and the North have been previously employed by complaint form, which will be In 2019, the town also updated patrolling the train stations and
Salem Boy Scouts.
New York City and have brought available anonymously. the police department’s “use of Mountain Lakes Park; provid-
Ward Hanaburgh, an avid
motorcyclist, is seeking his “with them a wealth of diverse Review/update patrol guide: force” policy, banning chokeholds ing home and business checks;
fourth term as highway su-
perintendent. He has lived in experience and training to their Add a description of the current and stressing the “guiding prin- helping animal control nd lost
town for six decades and has
worked for the Highway De- jobs,” it says. complaint procedure; authorize ciple that ‘ e primary duty of pets; providing police presence at
partment for nearly 30 years.
Nevertheless, the task force the chief to work with state police all members of the service is to sporting events and tra c control
“took its obligations very serious- on updates and make guide pub- protect human life, including the during funerals and other special
ly” and developed a list of recom- licly available. lives of individuals being placed in occasions; performing child car
mendations that “strives to make Ofﬁcer wellness: Implement police custody.’” seat installations and serving as
police processes even more trans- an annual wellness survey to be e draft asserts that these court o cers when needed.
parent, and community relation- developed in conjunction with three actions weren’t due to a Areas o cers are trained in in-
ships even stronger, as we move e Justice Collaboratory at Yale. “change of approach” by the town, clude use of force; rearms; rst
forward.” e town’s “use of force” guide- but in response to how “recent aid; coordinated emergency re-
lines are attached to the draft re- events” had demonstrated that it sponse, active shooter and lock-
RECOMMENDATIONS port posted on northsalemny.org. “was important for the town to re- down drills; NARCAN admin-
Community engagement: Be- state its values,” namely openness, istration; blood borne pathogens;
gin recording demographic stop BACKGROUND cooperation and respect. and domestic violence.
data (i.e. gender, ethnicity) using e task force is chaired by Referring to “internal proce- e force also has o cers who
the Westchester County Police Deputy Supervisor Peter Kamen- dural justice,” the task force de- specialize in, among other things,
process and other relevant models. stein. All members are listed on termined that current dispute- accidents, homicides, narcotics,
Hold informal “Meet & Greets” the town’s website. resolving procedures as contained anti-terrorism and burglary in-
between o cers and residents. According to its draft report, in the town’s employee handbook vestigations; gang intelligence and
Promote pro les of police o cers the task force’s mission is “to work are “clear and fair.” e town has dignitary protection.
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Blinded by science
STRONG ignored my emails or deleted another story. I was talking to devices that would never have Continue doing what you
LEARNING them. One parent wrote that a peer recently who graduated existed without science. do. Continue sending emails
just thinking about science from an Ivy League college, to the parents and hopefully,
DR. LINDA makes her nervous, and won’t mention which one, Granted, most of us can you’ll be helping one of your
SILBERT another parent wrote telling and he told me that he never function every day without students become a scientist
me that she’s a third-grade went past biology in high knowing the di erence be- or simply understand more
Dear Dr. Linda, teacher and totally skips over school. He never took a sci- tween protons and electrons. about the world in which we
For the past 18 years I’ve teaching science. “Most sci- ence course in college! Since We don’t need to know how live and ourselves. When we
ence is way over my head,” he graduated many years ago, the plant that supplies elec- gain all the knowledge we can
been an earth science teacher. she wrote. I can’t say that if he attended tricity to our homes actually and think like scientists, we’re
Since I began, I’ve sent my today, he could still graduate works. But the child who does better able to di erentiate
student’s parents a brief syn- Curious if you think that without taking any science understand the di erence between fact and ction and
opsis of the topic their child most parents would respond courses, but I was frankly between protons and electrons
will be learning about in the similarly. Look forward to shocked. will continue to build on it nd solutions to make life
coming week. Last week, I hearing from you and other and will become the adult better for not only for our-
contacted a parent about her science teachers. In order to be an educated that will change the world selves, but for the rest of the
son who was struggling to adult, you need to learn two for the better, just like those world.
understand a particular topic. Eva, disappointed earth things, skills and knowledge: scientists who learned about
When I referred to the previ- science teacher skills like learning to read, human biology and anatomy Will any of that solve your
ous week’s email, the mom write and do math, all of and became doctors. Or those problem of getting all par-
said that even though she ap- Dear Eva, which require the learning of who studied the science of ents to review your emails
preciated my emails, she never To begin with, the idea of knowledge and then contrib- infectious diseases and our and talk with their children
reads them. She went on to ute to continued knowledge. immune systems. Despite the about the topics you’ll cover
say, “I did terribly in science, sending parents an update fact that we’ve sadly lost over in class? No. But if you spark
so I just delete them.” I was as to what their child will be e problem is that most half a million people to the an interest in science in just
so shocked that she said that, learning the following week people stop learning once they novel coronavirus in the U.S., one student, who knows what
I decided to send out a little is a wonderful idea. Even have basic skills. ey may be people who learned science will happen? After all, it only
questionnaire to the other though you may not reach all able to write an essay, read a created and tested vaccines in took one omas Edison, one
parents to see if my weekly the parents, you’ll never know book, and or do enough math less than a year! (It took eight Alexander Graham Bell, and
emails were bene cial. I have which ones you have reached to get by day to day. decades to develop a vaccine one Jonas Salk.
to say, I’m disappointed in the and will reach over the years. for polio…)
results. You could have sparked a sub- But science is treated dif- ank you, Eva, and all
stantive discussion between a ferently for some reason. My Imagine the world without your fellow science teachers
ose who responded, child and parent, a discussion theory about that is that much antibiotics, lights, batteries, and professors out there for
which was about half the that could have resulted in the of the science we learn, un- refrigeration, automobiles, making our lives safer and
parents, seemed to appreci- child’s becoming a scientist. less we become scientists or planes, phones, comput- better every single day.
ate my e orts, but said either science teachers, isn’t some- ers, and more. People study
they were too busy to read How to engage most thing we perceive that we need science every day to make Dr. Linda
them, or that they did poorly parents in a topic pertain- every day. Nothing is further our lives easier and safer. We
in science and couldn’t help ing to science? It’s a di cult from the truth! Every day, we celebrate entertainers and ath- Dr. Linda is co-author of
their children, so they usually question to answer. Most check to see what the outside letes but not only don’t thank “Why Bad Grades Happen
adults tend to enjoy review- temperatures will be before but, in our ignorance, attack to Good Kids” and director of
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Thursday, March 11, 2021 OPINION North Salem News – Page 9
Don’t try this at home
MAN ing a nice quiet cup of co ee bird feeder. A squirrel had one and the garage lights went NUTS whenever I’m not doing
OVERBOARD with the newspaper while I’m rigged the old one so that bird o and I couldn’t see where them myself. “Reckless” is an
unconscious. If the paramedics seeds poured out the side when it was to turn it back on, so I ironic word for people that get
RICK remember me from last time he stood on the perch. He tried to nd a ashlight and into a lot of wrecks, but it’s not
MELÉN she might make them a cup probably took a chainsaw to by force of habit turned o me. I don’t even eat danger-
too. it when his wife was away for the light switch on the wall ous foods, like mushrooms for
According to a study the weekend. e new feeder thinking I was turning it on, instance, in case they turn out
by a major insurance What are you going to do had a picture of a squirrel and when I found the ash- to be poisonous and I don’t
company, 77 percent of while I’m gone, she asked me, crying on the box (no lie), so light and turned the breaker have the antidote. I don’t eat
accidents take place within 15 and I told her I’m going to I just added him to the list of back on the switch was still o bananas because I read that
miles of home. I nd that it’s clean my shotgun. She rolled those who are disappointed and when I went over to turn they are full of plutonium. Or
even more convenient to take her eyes a few times, because by me. I brought out the most it back on the battery in the was it potassium? Either way
care of the whole 77 percent whenever a wife kills her rickety wooden ladder you’ve I’m not taking any chances. I
right IN your home. If you husband on “Forensic Files,” ever seen, which looks like it ashlight went dead. is went don’t order sword sh for obvi-
hop into your car and drive 15 she says he was cleaning the was made by a fth grade shop on for quite a while, and thank ous reasons.
miles just to have an accident shotgun. ey’re going to be class right before recess. As I God no squirrels were around
something bad could happen suspicious of her of course, but was swinging from side to side to witness it and laugh at me. And because I’m so care-
to you along the way. I always her lawyer proves that it can be near the top of the thing the ful I made it through most of
seem to pick the most danger- done by pretending to shoot birds were watching, the squir- It’s not like I’m a daredevil the weekend without injuring
ous things to do around the himself by pulling the trigger rels were watching, waiting for or anything. Sure, I have a myself or others, and now I’m
house when my wife is away with his toe. e jury is root- me to fail, like when someone devil-may-care attitude, but going to do something bor-
for the weekend. I know she ing for the gun. I don’t want hits me an easy lob on the ten- then again he may not. Usu- ingly safe and get rid of all that
loves me and if she were here to anyone to cast a suspicious nis court. ally I play things pretty safe. I ice and snow around the garage
to witness any mishap I believe eye at my wife in case anything don’t interact with dogs that doors. And I have just the
that she would eventually call happens so I take o my shoes e most challenging time I’m not familiar with; I to try 50-foot range industrial ame-
the paramedics, after enjoy- and socks before cleaning the to change an outdoor light- to get to know them a little thrower for the job. Stay safe,
gun. ing xture is in the rain, but better by inviting them over to people, and don’t do anything
thought I might even up the the house to watch the ball- that I wouldn’t not do.
I had a some other things odds by switching the breaker game. I don’t drive dangerously.
to cross o my “honey-do” list. o rst. I ipped the wrong I see drivers do things all the Say hello at: [email protected]
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Slip sliding on ice
carefully inched my way over, tors would remove the cap and the icy sidewalks. and slipped the cap over his
everything would be ne. He We were iced over and cold nger, pushing it down. Yeah,
slip sliding on the icy sidewalk, said he’d wait and take us home
since I didn’t have my car. when we reached my parents’ it t ne. en his experiment
WHAT WAS praying I wouldn’t do a half home. Mom hugged us and went south...and well, you know
I THINKING? gainer! e ER doctor sat in front of put our coats and gloves on the the rest.
RUTHANN Matthew, examined the nger radiators to melt the ice and dry
SCHEFFER As I walked into the school and asked him the same ques- everything. She made mugs of
o ce, there he was: my blue- tion I had. Matthew gave him hot chocolate with marshmal-
eyed, curly-haired son sit- the same answer. e doctor lows, served with cookies and
and I looked at each other and her love. My brother, also a
ting on a wooden bench legs shrugged. Matt’s eyes widened police o cer, stopped by a little
and he looked terri ed when later. e had heard about Matt’s
crossed at the ankles, resting he saw the nasty-looking metal “incident” from the respond-
cutter held by the doctor. e ing o cer and wanted to make
During the recent snowy his left arm upward on the doctor assured him that the sure we were okay. After we
and icy days, a long- cutter wouldn’t touch his skin;
ago adventure came secretary’s desk, the paste jar he was going to make a cut on nished the hot chocolate
cap sitting proudly at the base the side of the cap, pull it apart and warmed ourselves,
of his pointer nger. My boy and remove it from the nger. my brother drove us
to mind. It involved my ever- looked so forlorn. e tetanus shot he gave Matt
later was like a walk in the park Matthew stuck by his
inquisitive son, Matt. “Matthew, honey, how did the compared to this frightening story. However years
experience. later when he became
On a bitter cold, icy day in cap get on your nger,” I gently a father and was on
As we were walking out of the receiving end of
January, the principal of our asked him. the ER, the police o cer rushed childhood pranks -
over: there was a riot at the high one of his o spring
elementary school in White “I was holding it up in the school and he had to leave im- put a peanut butter
mediately. Because of the sleet and jelly sandwich
Plains called me. In a soft, calm air, looking at it, when it fell and snow, taxi cabs were non- into the VCR - he
existent. However, Mom and
voice he told me that “we” had a on my nger,” he innocently Dad lived a few blocks away; we nally came clean.
would walk there. I made sure is always-curious
problem with Matthew, my sev- responded. we were buttoned up; then o
we went, holding hands tightly, boy of mine needed
en-year old son (he’s now 56). What? e principal and taking cautious baby steps over to nd out if the cap
would t over his nger.
Somehow, the cap of a paste jar I shared a look of disbelief. He removed the brush
had become stuck around his However, we didn’t have time to
nger. You remember the white pursue the “interrogation,” that
paste jar with the brush inserted would come later. I had to get
through the cap e principal, Matt to the ER. e principal
nurse and teacher had used and I agreed that the roads were
butter, ice, oil, anything they too dangerous for me to drive to
could think of to slide the cap the hospital. He suggested we
o his nger. Nothing worked call the police. Within minutes,
and now Matt’s nger was red a police car was at the school
and swollen. Fortunately, we and o we went to the hospital.
lived across the street from the e o cer, whom I knew, told
school. I grabbed my coat and Matt not to worry, the doc-
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Thursday, March 11, 2021 OPINION North Salem News – Page 13
e round knife rolley thing
announced, holding a large pasta,” he said. “What are you looking at “And what question are you
pot with his oversized hand “I’m sorry, I’m not following that’s so interesting?” he asked asking?” he wondered.
TRACY protecty things. you,” I replied. with some annoyance. I smiled. “How to get your
BECKERMAN “I just need the round, “THE COLANDER,” he
“ is?” I said, holding up my husband to call things by their
metal holey thing that shouted.
laptop. proper name.”
drains the water from the I smiled, got up, and re- “Yes.”
pasta,” he said. moved the colander from the I looked down at my comput- Tracy Beckerman is embarking
I looked at him dumbly. cabinet. er. “It’s a metal techy thing that on a new adventure as an empty
“Have you seen the “Where is it?” he said. “Oh, this?” I said. lets you see what’s happening in nester! Now, instead of being
round knife rolley
thing?” asked my “Where is what?” I said. He grabbed it from me, the world,” I replied. “Lost in Suburbia,” she is “Lost in
“ e holey thing?” threw it in the sink, and
“I don’t know what you’re poured the boiling pasta into “I know what a laptop is,” he Midlife.” Life is just as funny…
said. “What are you looking at but with a lot less laundry. For
husband, moving his arm back talking about,” I said returning it. on the laptop.” more midlife humor, you can
and forth in a slicing motion. my gaze to my laptop. He stared at me, but I had “Oh! It’s an informational follow her on Facebook at facebook.
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Roger Squire led the scoring in all three games. Shane Waldron moving in on the defense. Paul Lulaj hustles down the court.
Squire, Foglia power Tigers to trio of victories
BY TOM WALOGORSKY Junior Roger Squire led the team in scoring with 22 host Putnam Valley in their last home game of the season.
EDITOR points, while Senior Anthony Foglia added 19, and Jake North Salem would overcome an early de cit and rally to
Popken chipped in 8. win 53-45, once again powered by strong showings from
As the season winds down for the North Salem Tigers, Anthony Foglia and Roger Squire, who netted 13 points
the squad showed no signs of letting up their intensity e Tigers would return home on Wednesday, March each. Jake Torres would add 10, and Zac Major scored 7.
on the court. 3 to take on Croton-Harmon, earning another victory by A clutch 3-pointer by Major with 2:00 left in the fourth
a score of 59-46. North Salem dominated early, leading helped the Tigers pull away and seal the victory.
Last week, the team recorded three back to back wins, 19-3 at the end of the rst quarter leading into a 35-13
including a hard fought win in the last home game of halftime lead. North Salem would travel to John Jay on Friday, March
the season. On Tuesday, March 2 the Tigers would rst 5, losing by a score of 70-33. Roger Squire once again led
travel to Putnam Valley and notch a victory by the score e Tigers would lead by 23 entering the fourth quar- the team in scoring with 13 points as the Tigers struggled
of 63-56. ter, but Croton-Harmon mounted a comeback and pulled to nd traction in their fourth consecutive game. e team
within 8 points. “We were able to regroup and nish o will enter the nal week of the season with a record of 5-5.
“We really got a great spark in the game from some of the game nicely,” explained Coach Regan. Roger Squire
our juniors like Zac Major, Ryan Baer, and Jake Popken once again led in scoring with 28 points, with Anthony “We hope to nish strong, but we also will embrace
in the second quarter,” said Coach Chris Regan. “ at Foglia netting 8 points, Christian Norberto scoring 6, the experience for our seniors,” said Coach Regan. “We’re
helped to turn a 17-13 rst quarter de cit into a 31-10 and Paul Lulaj and Jake Torres adding 5 points apiece. happy in knowing that we were able to provide a season
halftime lead.” for them in their last year of high school.”
On ursday, March 4, the Tigers would once again
Anthony Foglia goes in for a layup against Putnam Valley. Zac Major looks for an open teammate. Jake Torres puts one up over the Putnam Valley defense.
PHOTOS: TOM WALOGORSKY
Thursday, March 11, 2021 SPORTS North Salem News – Page 15
ICE HOCKEY Prevent blisters while hiking
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However, there are also chances for injury if again.
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“Moving the puck in the zone
and getting shots in front net
helped us seal the game,”Du said.
Matt Gergley made 9 saves for
John Jay-CR 8, BYSNS 0
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Page 16 – North Salem News SCHOOLS & CAMPS Thursday, March 11, 2021
North Salem Day Camp to
return this summer
BY CAROL REIF such as North Salem Day Camp.” Ofﬁcials are still waiting for new Mountain Lakes Park will once again
STAFF WRITER ere are still some wrinkles to iron guidelines before opening registration. be the site of North Salem Day Camp.
North Salem has just made a lot of par- out, but recreation leader Lauren Rosasco and capacity will be limited. Weeklong PHOTOS COURTESY OF
ents and kids happy campers again. said Wednesday, March 3, that parents day camps at Joe Bohrdrum Park during NORTH SALEM RECREATION DEPARTMENT
have already been calling to tell her how August may also be on the horizon, Ro-
e Recreation Department an- thrilled they are that camp’s back. sasco said. erwise enjoy some fresh air and sunshine
nounced last week that, while plans are at Mountain Lakes, a 1,082-acre haven
still evolving, the town’s day camp will “ ey say things like, ‘I’m so happy’ and Recreation o cials are waiting for located o Hawley Road.
take place at Sal J. Prezioso Mountain ‘You made my day.’ It’s given everyone a further guidance from the county health
Lakes Park this year. glimmer of hope,” she said. department, but they expect to be able Updates will be posted on the NSDC’s
to solidify such things such as dates, fees website, www.northsalemdaycamp.org;
Last year, the pandemic forced the e camp will still operate at 50 per- and program capacity by the end of this the Recreation Department’s Facebook
town to cancel the summer staple. Citing cent capacity, so the town is looking for month. Once they decide how to move page; and websites for the North Salem
health and safety concerns, o cials con- ways to modify its program and sched- ahead, the Recreation Department will Recreation Department and town, www.
cluded that it would be impossible to en- ules. give the public “ample notice” before northsalemny.org.
force e ective social distancing and other opening the registration oodgates.
requirements “in a unique camp setting “We’re hoping to make as many spots “We can’t wait to get outside and see
available as possible,” Rosasco explained, Meanwhile, residents are urged to everyone this summer!” Rosasco said.
Mountain Lakes Park contains 1,082 acres adding that she’d rather see every child think warm thoughts about being able to
of scenic beauty. have access to at least partial sessions send o their kids to canoe, hike and oth-
rather than none.
Transportation poses challenges.
When campers range in age from 3 to
14, it becomes a cohorting issue. Once a
child gets on a bus, the other passengers
become his or her “pod,” Rosasco said.
e town is considering establishing one
central bus stop location so campers can
be sorted by age group and placed on the
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A Revocable Living Trust (RLT) is a planning cost of long-term care, while allowing the trust NY (SSNY) 2/2/2021. Cty: Ave., Ste. B, Port Chester, NY
tool that can accomplish everything a last will and creator to continue to reside in the home and still Westchester. SSNY desig. as 10573. General Purpose
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assets titled in the name of the RLT. Additionally, transferred to the Irrevocable trust. Additionally,
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grantor of the trust can also be the sole trustee. can still use the trust assets and income for the
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have full control over the real property, savings and bene ciary. is is an excellent tool often used for of Org. led with Sec. of State mail process to 731 Main St.,
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the trust along with the power to amend, modify As illustrated above, trusts whether revocable Westchester. SSNY desig. as General Purpose
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