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BOYS HOCKEY John Jay wins Section 1 title
BY RICH MONETTI banging the drum in John Jay’s 5-2
CONTRIBUTING WRITER victory in Brewster. A couple of
early Wishart rushes set the tone,
When Alex Smith retired last and at 11:24,he got John Jay on the
year, a new coach was going to board. O the lead pass of Colman
enter with some big shoes to ll. Rice, Wishart fought his way past
Greg Janos, of the Harvey School, the defense and beat goalie Mat-
was tabbed, leading the Wolves to thew Gergley.
a 6-1-1 regular season. But for this “He was just red up last night,”
program,success is measured in the Janos said of Wishart, who tallied
postseason. a hat trick.
“ ey have been fully commit- Wishart wasn’t the only one to
ted since Day One and have han- bring his A-game. A couple of
dled all the adversity of this wild slick skates from behind the net
shortened season like champs,” by Anthony Protomastro softened
Janos said. “And today, they are up Gergley a bit more and had the
champs.” goalie stopping two very tough op-
On Saturday, March 13, top- portunities.
seeded John Jay defeated third- “Protomastro is turning out to
seeded Horace Greeley, 5-1, at the be a power forward that demands
Brewster Ice Arena. our opponent’s respect,”Janos said.
John Jay began their week on But it was John Jay’s Dylan Rog- PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI
Sunday, March 7, with a 7-3 vic- ers who was able to turn defense
The Section 1 champs following their 5-1 win over Horace Greeley on Saturday, March 13.
tory over Clarkstown, and then into o ense. A race for the puck
closed the regular season with a into the John Jay zone left a point- away by Protomastro at 12:40 and, saves, and then faced a two-man and found himself out front. Wis-
10-2 victory over Lakeland/Panas blank shot on Rogers, and taking this time, BYSNS capitalized on advantage to start the third. hart backhanded the puck and,
on Tuesday, March 9. Even so, a his stand allowed Wishart to do their goalie’s good work. Ian Wo- Gergley did not deter and skipping past Gergley, it crossed
quarter nal bye and an uncertain his thing on the other end. e for- loshyn took a lead pass from Cal- weathered the storm. But the play the goal line with 10:01 remaining.
day of contact tracing could have ward picked up the puck and went lahan Du , and the lead was cut in eventually came back around, and Five minutes later, Doug Styles
slowed the momentum. coast-to-coast for a 2-0 lead at 1:05 half at 12:01. Rogers provided the spark again. put the game out of reach, and
But the Wolves didn’t miss of the rst. Still, John Jay refused to let up, A point-blank save stymied Mike McKeon made it o cial
a beat against fourth-seeded Following the intermission, and Gergley bore the brunt. He BYSNS, and Wishart did the rest. with 4:42 left in the game. Despite
BYSNS on Friday, March 12, and BYSNS proved they came to play, stood down an onslaught of John e junior willed and weaved his SEE BOYS HOCKEY PAGE 19
Tyler Wishart was the main Wolf too. Gergley turned away a break- Jay opportunities on the way to 34 way through the BYSNS defense
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EDITOR: 914-302-5628 BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER the home address. POLICE BLOTTER ning in a South Salem neighbor-
EDITOR Because of this, Alfano said, • March 2, 11:43 a.m. – Police hood. A homeowner told police
REPORTER residents should look for suspi- delivered 46 pounds of old medi- that she drove after the two boys
[email protected] During the rst two weeks of cious people hanging around cations from its pharmaceutical and confronted them, “at which
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Lewisboro residents reported to Victims are encouraged to re- hold Material Recovery Facility in not to tell [their] parents,” the
[email protected] police that people had led for port the fraud to their employer, Valhalla. responding o cer wrote in his
BRUCE HELLER unemployment bene ts in their their state unemployment ben- • March 7, 9 p.m. – Police in- report. e homeowner said this
[email protected] names. e ts agency, and to the Fed- vestigated a car crash on Laurel has been going on since October.
LISA KAIN Lewisboro Police Chief David eral Trade Commission (report- Road in South Salem. Accord- Police spoke to the parents of the
[email protected] Alfano said this problem has not fraud.ftc.gov). e FTC also ing to police, the driver of a 2009 children, who reportedly apolo-
(914) 760-7009 been unique to Lewisboro. tells people to routinely check Hyundai Sonata was traveling gized to the homeowner.
“ ere is a good amount of their credit reports and to never too fast around a bend when he • March 11, 10:50 a.m. – A
(914) 299-4541 them,” Alfano said. “We’ve seen respond to any calls, emails, or lost control and hit a NYSEG person told police that they were
JENNIFER CONNELLY a big increase. It actually hap- text messages directing them to pole (which was undamaged) bitten on the ankle by a dog while
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(914) 924-9122 well.” money on gift cards. bushes, and cobblestone driveway e person declined medical at-
Sometimes, the false claim is “Your state agency will never bricks. e driver reportedly told tention. e dog’s owner produced
TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL nipped in the bud by the person’s tell you to repay money that way,” police that he was racing with rabies vaccination records but
CREATIVE DIRECTOR employer when the federal gov- writes Seena Gressin, attorney, three or four other friends. told police that her dog was not
ernment comes calling to verify Division of Consumer and Busi- • March 10, 7:28 p.m. –Police licensed. e town’s dog control
CHRISTINA ROSE their employment status. Other ness Education, FTC. “Anyone investigated a report that two o cer was expected to follow up.
times, the scam is successful, and who tells you to do those things young boys, around 12 years old, • March 11, 4:35 – Police inves-
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Halston Media welcomes new editorial staffers
Halston Media has recently pandemic as sta members work for Yorktown News and e Ka- Somers, he is very familiar with bilities. Marschhauser was the
revamped its editorial depart- from home and many events and tonah-Lewisboro Times. the surrounding communities of original editor of e Katonah-
ment, adding a few new sta meetings take place via Zoom. Trujillo earned his bachelor’s Yorktown and Katonah/Lewis- Lewisboro Times when it was
members, while some veteran “It’s been a challenge, but I degree in journalism from the boro. launched in 2018.
sta ers take on some new re- have a great team behind me,” he University of Massachusetts- “Everyone has been so nice Bob Dumas remains as the
sponsibilities. said. “It is coming along.” Amherst. Before that, he gradu- and been keeping me updated,” editor of Mahopac News.
omas Walogorsky has joined He said the communities of ated from Somers High School, he said of the town and school of- e editorial team is joined by
the Halston team as the new edi- Somers and North Salem have where he grew up with e cials. “ ey’ve been a big help.” a small army of freelance report-
tor of e Somers Record and both welcomed him with open Somers Record, and was even Trujillo also said reporting ers and columnists, including
North Salem News. He gradu- arms. spotlighted in that publication as during the pandemic brings with Tom Bartley and Trudy Walz,
ated with an English degree from “ ey are great communi- an Athlete of the Week. it its own special set of challenges. both of whom have worked
SUNY Bu alo. Prior to joining ties, and everyone has been very Trujillo said he’s already writ- “It’s been a weird experience closely with the team for many
Halston, Walogorsky had been helpful and supportive,” he said. ten dozens of articles for his trying to learn everything on the years.
the editor of e Pawling Record. “ ere are de nitely stories to papers and was happy to hit the y, but it’s been fun,” he said. Finally, Vim Wilkinson joins
Walogorsky, who resides in tell.” ground running. Brian Marschhauser, who Halston Media as a special sec-
Brewster, said he’s excited to Walogorsky works with our “It’s good to get back in the had served as Halston Media’s tions editor. Check out her rst
join Halston Media, but noted beat reporter, Carol Reif, who swing of things,” he said. “It is sports editor and editor of Yor- project this week with the Hud-
that while learning the ropes of covers North Salem and Somers. good to serve the community and ktown News, is once again add- son Valley Spring Guide, which
a new job is always challenging, Meanwhile, Nick Trujillo joins get the news out there.” ing e Katonah-Lewisboro can be found inside this week’s
it is even more so during the Halston Media as a beat reporter Trujillo said that being from Times to his list of responsi- newspaper.
Mia Cornell Wendy Lichtenberg Avianna McGhee
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Harvey students earn art, writing awards PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
ree upper school students at Art Region, Cornell won a Gold ver Key for her poem, “Without Where is this
the Harvey School in Katonah have Key for her painting, “Blind” and Control or Comprehension.” in Katonah-
earned recognition for their original a Silver Key for another painting Lewisboro?
creations. called “Split.” A panel of professional novel-
ists, editors, teachers, poets, librar- Congratulations to Tom Northey, who was the
Senior Mia Cornell received Juniors Wendy Lichtenberg ians, journalists, and other literary rst to correctly guess that last week’s photo was
several Scholastic Art Awards for and Avianna McGhee each won professionals selected the award taken above the ACME in Goldens Bridge. You
both the Northeast Region and a Scholastic Writing Award in recipients from nearly 1,700 works really know your town! If you know where this
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Silver Keys, one for her painting, earned a Gold Key for her poem Young Artists and Writers, a non-
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Waccabuc 10-year-old wins national track title
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
An accomplished runner in ‘I thought, “How is it even possible for a
his youth, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø 9-year-old to run this fast after a few
still enjoys lacing his shoes up months of training?”’
and running around the block.
While preparing for another –Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø
run around the holidays in 2019,
his then 9-year-old son, Melvin,
asked if he could join.
“We ran two miles and he kept
up,” recalled Jarnit-Bjergsø, who ticed more, and he just kept im- olds.
competed for Denmark in the proving,” Jarnit-Bjergsø said. Next up for Melvin were
World Junior Cross-Country Unfortunately for Melvin, the AAU 14U Youth National
Championship in 1994. “I didn’t who joined the Trailwind Track Championships, held March
slow down. He didn’t have run- Club out of White Plains, most 5-7 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. e
ning shoes.” athletic competitions would 10-year-old took rst place in
In the months after, Melvin come to a grinding halt in March his age group in the 3,000-meter
continued to go on runs with his as a result of the pandemic. But race, nishing in 10:49.75 (5:48/
dad and trained on the treadmill he continued training during mile pace). He nished third in
in their Waccabuc home. With that time and competed in an the 1,500-meter race with time
conditioning and proper foot- 800-meter (half-mile) race in of 5:04.86 (5:28/mile pace).
wear, “He improved like crazy,” September at the Armory, n- is may only be the begin-
Jarnit-Bjergsø said. “I thought, ishing in 2 minutes and 34 sec- ning of a decorated running ca-
‘How is it even possible for a onds. reer for Melvin. Jarnit-Bjergsø
9-year-old to run this fast after a ough Melvin and his father said his son has a desire to com-
few months of training?’” live in Lewisboro’s Waccabuc pete and has developed a pas-
After a few months, Mel- hamlet, they are actually Danish sion for the sport—all without
vin was ready for competition. citizens, meaning he is eligible to his prodding. “I’m not the kind
In rst o cial race, the young compete for European records. of parent who pushes kids into
runner clocked a 6:02 mile. He At a practice meet in Ocean things they don’t want to do,”
improved his time a couple of Breeze on Sunday, Feb. 28, Mel- Jarnit-Bjergsø said. “For me, it’s
PHOTO COURTESY OF JEPPE JARNIT-BJERGSØ weeks later, running a 5:48 mile. vin ran a 4:58-mile, setting the almost like a dream come true,
Melvin Jarnit-Bjergsø with his two AAU medals “We just ran more and prac- European record for 10-year- because I love running so much.”
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Ban on outdoor wood boilers considered
Residents, o cials nd aws in proposed tree law
BY TOM BARTLEY “A lot of the complaints we’ve said that if the town moved to ban has a duty to protect its residents TREE ORDINANCE CONT’D
CONTRIBUTING WRITER been getting are about burning the burners, he would recommend against known dangerous condi- Another contentious issue, a
substances other than wood,” said setting a deadline—no sooner than tions,” underscoring the notion of
With the fate of outdoor wood- Supervisor Peter Parsons. “We the end of next year’s end, for ex- prior awareness.” e town’s “deep proposed tree ordinance, looms for
red furnaces clearly on the line, know that from the neighbors.” ample—for getting rid of existing pockets,” he said, made Lewisboro the board, but it will likely get an
Lewisboro’s Town Board will re- boilers. With or without such a a target, and “the town will be held airing next month, not next week.
new a public debate next Monday Parsons is scheduled to pre- “sunset” provision, he said, own- liable”for a resident’s injuries.
of this controversial home-heater side at Monday’s public hearing, ers of the outdoor burners likely Calling trees “the best carbon-
alternative. scheduled to be carried live online would sue the town over the de- Folchetti later “respectfully capture technology that has ever
A at ban on the devices is via Zoom, starting at 7:30 p.m. on vices’forced removal. disagree[d]” with Whittaker about been created,” Parsons has en-
among the options being consid- Monday (March 22). the town’s liability, calling lawmak- thusiastically backed enactment
ered. “I think you’re going to get liti- ing a “discretionary function.” of what he and others have called
Councilman Tony Goncalves gation…if there’s any type of out- the town’s rst comprehensive ap-
e burners, also known as out- said he and fellow board member and-out ban,”Folchetti said. “You can’t be compelled to legis- proach to the preservation of its
door wood boilers, can run into Dan Welsh had discussed the is- late,”he told the board. abundant arbors.
the thousands of dollars to install. sue with Nancy Alderman, presi- On the other hand, he said later
Once in the backyard, they move dent of the consulting company in the discussion, the town could e federal Environmental Pro- “When we cut down a tree, that
a home’s heat and hot-water pro- Environment and Human Health stay out of court by simply not leg- tection Administration deems the carbon is released,” the supervisor
duction out of the basement and Inc. (North Haven, Conn.). “Her islating against the burners. “ e burner emissions a “signi cant said.“So,we need to keep our exist-
into the open air. recommendation about these town is not liable,”he said,“for fail- concern in many local areas.” ing large trees and at the same time
systems is that they should be ing to enforce a law it doesn’t have we need to keep our younger trees
But burning seasoned wood— banned,” Goncalves said, noting on the books.” “Numerous scienti c studies because they are the trees which
and other substances, some com- that “surrounding towns” had al- report potentially serious adverse are currently adding to the stock of
plain—also produces smoke as ready outlawed such devices. But Robert T. Whittaker of health e ects from breathing carbon, which is preserved.”
well as neighborhood acrimony. Katonah, a lawyer who favors an smoke emitted by residential wood
And where there’s smoke, as the Town Attorney Greg Folchetti outright ban, insisted that “a town combustion,”the agency says. Jack Zitomer of Goldens Bridge
old saw nearly has it, there’s ire. applauded the proposed ordinance,
Nearby homeowners are upset ‘A lot of the complaints we’ve been getting are about burning substances saying he supported the “sentiment
by the clouds that slide their way. other than wood. We know that from the neighbors.’ of needing to absorb carbon and
Unhappy, the neighbors have tak- produce oxygen.”
en their health concerns and other –Supervisor Peter Parsons
issues to town hall, seeking o cial Town of Lewisboro And Councilwoman Jane D.
intervention. Crimmins noted, “We are the only
northern Westchester municipality
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THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2021 When it comes to you
TOWN BOARD ing the latter note. “I know very Folchetti, the town attorney, list, put your future ﬁ
little about trees,” she said, “but were scheduled to huddle on a
FROM PAGE 6
60 days for a permit is a ridicu- new draft, to be considered at
that does not have a tree ordi-
nance. We are the anomaly.” lously long time.” If faced with the board’s rst meeting nWext hen it comes toToyﬁonudrotuot-hdoow to get your
a potentially threatening tree, month, April 12.
But by far, most of the dozen
residents addressing the pro- Pizer assured the board, “I’m list, put your futugroeaﬁlsrosnt.track, contact you
posal at the board’s March 8 not going to wait 60 days if it NEW MASTER PLAN Jones ﬁnancial advisor toda
meeting opposed the draft as get your ﬁnancial
currently written. might reach my house.” In a work session before the thoow-dtoo
A number of speakers found
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moval of trees, a practice known
as clear-cutting, by land devel- broad,” as Charles George of contact your Edward
opers and to limit the freedom Vista put it. advisor today.
of individual homeowners to
remove trees on their prop- Dean Travalino of South Sa-
erty. Under the proposed law, lem, urging the board to “be Tothaﬁnn35dyeoarus.t how to get your ﬁnancial
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as three trees per acre, with sequences,” suggested, “Let’s your Edward
some speci ed exceptions. In
addition, trees that were dead, x the clear-cutting loophole. Jobrninegsbaﬁckngaronuncdisailnadnavnicseo, r today.
deemed a hazard or posing Everyone agrees that that’s not law, planning, energy and con-
other safety and right-of-way
concerns could be removed. something that should happen; servation to the complex chal-
To clear any tress beyond the even if it’s not a big problem, it lenge of preparing a blueprint
law’s exceptions, a homeowner
would need a permit, which does happen. And let’s not rush for future town growth. e
could take up to 60 days to ob-
tain. to do the other things right current master plan was adopt-
While the law, in its own lan- now.” ed in 1985, before cellphones,
guage, seeks to ensure that trees
are “maintained, managed and Councilman Richard Sklarin solar panels, internet access,
preserved,” a series of speak-
ers called some speci cs too also objected to the draft law’s and global positioning systems,
broad, overly restrictive and, in
the case of the potential permit language, saying, “We need among many advances, became
wait time, absurd.
clarity and we need an expedit- the workaday tools of today. Judi R McAnaw
Leah Pizer of Goldens ed process for homeowners to
Bridge was among those sound- know what the law is and how Committee members are Ka- Finedawnarcdjoianels.cAomdvisor
it applies to them.” Member SIPC
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e Kim Show Stupid stu
READING, with my white chef ’s jacket. e will recognize that as the title in Professor Cippola’s lexicon,
WRITING & director yelled, “Cut!” and the but he does reserve a special
CHOCOLATE camera crew moved on to the of a 1967 pop hit, sung by word for them: Bandits. at’s
bakery department. someone who “causes to other
KIM BRUCE Sinatras Frank and daughter individuals losses equal to their
KOVACH A few weeks later, the rst THE BLOG Nancy.) gains.”
airing of this TV commercial
Sometimes I feel like a was scheduled during the six BRUCE Doing something stupid e extra seat the bandit oc-
game show host. Leading o’clock news. I set my VCR to APAR cupies to hold her belongings is
my Zoom writing classes, tape it so that I could show the can undermine others. at’s the seat she deprives you, to rest
I have to constantly be on the commercial to my parents. I sat at the core of an unforgiving- your rump. e upfront spot
alert. Occasionally, students on the edge of the sofa waiting the highway bandit gained
forget to mute their micro- to see myself on television. e ly harsh assessment reached by cutting in front of you and
phones before they answer a familiar store jingle came on everyone else saves them time
personal phone call (resulting in with a montage of bright colors by an Italian economic that is taken from you.
the class listening to an entire and juicy looking produce and
telephone conversation). Tech- shelves stocked with gourmet historian and University of What about pro athletes
nical glitches often arise when delights. For a split second, who have a Hall of Fame
students have bad audio feed- there was my arm sticking out California Berkley professor career, but are blocked from
back or their volume is so low of the sleeve of a white chef ’s Once upon a time, in the named Carlo M. Cipolla. He induction because they outed
that we are practically forced to jacket and holding a pan of canon of cautionary is best known for formulating their sport’s ban on perfor-
lip-read. While I am frazzled shrimp. Was that it? advice, no two topics “ e Basic Laws of Human mance-enhancing drug?
by these technology issues, I were considered more verboten Stupidity,” rst published in
have to maintain my light-and- I later learned that the com- A case can be made that,
breezy manner while remaining mercial was lmed during a in polite company than politics 1976 (avaialble on Amazon). according to Cippola’s strict
in control of the class. Screen Actors Guild strike. de nition, they are stupid.
Since I did not have a SAG and religion. True, they gained something
I resist the urge to yell, “Live, card (why would I?), they could for themselves—fame and for-
from South Salem…” at the not show my face or the other Another topic about which I’M WITH STUPID tune. But they also lost respect
start of each class. Teaching my non-SAG people who had by spoiling their reputation.
writing classes is exhilarating. I participated in this TV com- it’s awkward to speak about in Without enumerating each Plus, they sacri ced the Holy
want to hear every participant’s mercial. Imagine my family’s Grail of immortal enshrine-
story and make helpful and reaction when I brought the polite company is something of the laws here, the dual gist ment that would validate their
positive comments. In warmer VHS tape over. I showed my legacy forever.
weather, some students sit dad, brother, and Uncle Steve that sounds as blunt and harsh of Cippola’s copiously studied
outside on their decks for our the new commercial. “ ere’s STRIKING OUT
classes. We never know when my arm!” I shouted gleefully. as what it means—stupidity. conclusions are that 1) ere e bad behavior that hurt
a loud squawking bird, barking We viewed the commercial
dog or noisy lawnmower will three times. I’m pretty sure they Let’s start with the bozo are a lot more stupid people them also was counterproduc-
interrupt while that person is believed me. tive to the interests of other
reading to us. writing this. I make a habit of among us than we care to be- talented players, who got by
When I taught kindergarten- on their organic athleticism,
Years ago, I had the opportu- ers, I always thought up creative doing stupid things on a daily lieve, and that 2) What quali- which put them at a disadvan-
nity to be in an actual TV com- ways to make learning fun. One tage: their own elite statistics
mercial for a regional gourmet year, I decorated a large poster basis. en I write them down es them as unambiguously were pushed down a couple
food store chain. Di erent board with a big square cutout of notches, subjugated by
sections of the store were to be in the center. I printed “K-I- in my morning journal as a stupid (in Cippola’s view) is comparison to the presum-
highlighted including the deli, M TV” on the top of the “TV ably in ated, arti cially aided
bakery, fresh produce, etc. I was screen.” Each student was given kind of penance. Inscribing that—to quote his Law No. achievements of the steroid
dressed in a white chef ’s jacket the job of sports announcer users.
and was instructed to sauté a pan or weather forecaster or tra c my stupidity in my book of life 3—the stupid person “causes
of shrimp and then ambé the reporter. e boys and girls held If you think reading all this
skillet on camera. (If you are a props like a football or match- makes me think I can minimize losses to another person or to a was a waste of your time, and
faithful reader of my columns, box cars or sunglasses and each don’t understand what I gained
you may recall I have an aver- decided what to say for their future bumbles by keeping my group of persons while himself from writing it, the next time
sion to lighting things on re morning report. A great way to you see me, feel free to shout
ever since my hair caught on re introduce the concept of public past stupidities front and center deriving no gain and even pos- at me, “Hey, stupid!”
blowing out the candles at my speaking, the kids enjoyed mak-
Sweet Sixteen birthday party!). ing brief presentations to their in my addled brain. Sometimes sibly incurring losses.” If I turn around to acknowl-
“viewing audience.” edge you, that’s what I am.
We practiced the segment it actually works. Journaling my In other words, says Cip- Like Forrest said, “Stupid is as
a couple of times. I remember Kim Kovach teaches ction and stupid does.”
feeling nervous. I know that I narrative non ction writing mishaps may not make me a pola, “their e orts are counter-
was blushing like a red tomato classes via Zoom for adults, teens, Bruce Apar is a writer, actor,
which must have contrasted and children. kimkovachwrites. whole less stupid but it keeps productive to both their and consultant, and community
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BOILING OVER actually leaves out a number
What do I mean by stupid? of folks you may be tempted
Did you ever boil water—for to tar as stupid, situationally
tea, say—walk away, and totally speaking.
forget about it? For example, your version
Something else I’m hoping of stupid may be a rail com-
others can relate to is returning muter at rush hour who places
home from a trip to realize you a briefcase or backpack on a
left something in your hotel sought-after empty seat. Or
room. you may understandably curse
ere’s no lasting shame in as stupid the inevitable motor-
doing stupid stu now and ist who at the last moment
then. People are like that. cuts in front of the long line
Imperfect. Precipitous. Prone to of vehicles you are bumper-to-
momentary lapses in judgment. bumper with when exiting a
We mean well, even when we highway.
don’t perform as well as we’d
like. Acting stupid usually BANDITS
doesn’t hurt anybody besides e thing of it is, in both
ourselves. cases, the perpetrators may
ere’s a distinction, though, have caused you a loss, but
between being stupid and they gained something in the
doing “something stupid” process. Because of that, they
(Nostalgia Note > Boomers don’t qualify as stupid, per se,
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To your health!
help a family in need. Also, Spartan traveled to the home- KEO Beer, from the city of we ate, and lots of other eat-
THE he drives one of the big red land with the express purpose Limmasol, Cyprus, is based on ing areas both inside and out.
KATONAH trucks, which is SO awe- of sampling Greek craft beer traditional Czech beer recipes, We called it upscale pubby with
BEER MAN some. and has generously provided and has a 4.5% ABV. a western air. With safe spacing,
some tasting notes for toasting of course.
JOHN BART Greek independence from this auspicious occasion: You can purchase Paros, Don-
the Ottoman Empire began key, and KEO beers through On to the beer!
on March 25, 1821, when Mythos Hellenic Lager is Brew and Co. of Bedford Hills. My dining and drinking part-
Bishop Germanos of Patras probably the most well-known Google any of these beer names ner described his taste in beer
raised the ag of revolu- and popular Greek beer. It’s for additional information. as “pedestrian,” which gave me a
You probably thought tion and declared “Freedom or a European pale ale with a And nally, our international pause since Mill House Brewing
my March article would death!” e hard-fought revo- 4.7% ABV. Similar in taste to taster informs us that, if you do brews 13 di erent beers of vary-
begin with a traditional lution lasted almost 10 years Heineken, it can also remind lift a glass to Greece, the appro- ing styles with one of them spot-
Irish toast such as Slainte! (“To and Greek victory was aided you of Pilsner Urquell, Tyskie priate toast is, “Yasou,” which lighting cucumber, which, to me,
health!” in Irish). And for all by British, French, and Rus- or Stiegl. It’s available in six coincidentally means: “To your is not very pedestrian.
that do celebrate St. Patrick’s sian forces. packs from DeCicco & Sons on health!” ankfully, he rose to the
Day, “May the road rise up to What happened after they Route 202 in Somers. adventure as we procured two
meet you. May the wind be al- won? ey settled down to a Paros 56 Isles is a light blond FIELD TRIP MILL HOUSE ights to share covering most
ways at your back.” feast of Bakaliaros Skordalia beer using barley grown on the BREWING COMPANY, of their o erings. Our collective
However, an avid reader and (Greek sh and chips), among Greek island of Paros. It has a POUGHKEEPSIE thoughts on some of the brews:
local Hellene pointed out that other delicacies. I bet you’re 5.2% ABV and is produced by I met up with my tall friend, Cucumber Blessings 5.2%
this March 25 marks the 200th thinking they washed it all Paros Microbrewery. Bu alo compatriot, and night- — I loved this one and have had
anniversary of Greek Indepen- down with some nice Greek Santorini Brewing Company, club mogul recently for lunch it before, and it satis es Mrs.
dence Day and suggested that wine? Well yes, of course, but on the Greek island of Santorini, and some beer tasting at Mill KBM’s “request” that I get more
highlighting some history may also with beer, as Greece has produces Yellow Donkey, Red House Brewery in Poughkeep- veggies in my “diet.”
add some much-needed gravi- had some form of beer for en- Donkey, Crazy Donkey, and sie. OPAs Choice 4.9% Altbier
tas to the column. Hmm… joyment since the Bronze Age White Donkey beers. It’s also An eatery in that location — is style is typically more
Further incentive to write (2100 – 2000 B.C.) gaining popularity in this coun- since the ’60s, the Mill House amber in color and malt forward
about this topic solidi ed So, it’s no surprise that the try. Yellow Donkey is a pale ale Brewing Company was estab- (sweeter rather than bitter). It
when I heard re trucks rac- Greek revolution leading to in- with a 5.2% ABV. Red Donkey lished in 2013 and aptly named was a hit and reminded me of
ing through the neighbor- dependence was followed later is an amber ale with a 5.7% ABV. as it’s on Mill Street. a Schwarzbier. Unanimous for
hood, sta ed by the sel ess by the craft-beer revolution! Crazy Donkey is an India pale ale Mill House has a good vibe both of us and an excellent pair-
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FROM PAGE 9
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Police reform Over the course of these shortage of suggestions, no next step might be. It doesn’t make sure those changes are
reports built many months, since Governor shortage of recommenda- even give us a de nition of understood by all equally and
Andrew Cuomo issued his tions, and no shortage of both policing, public safety, law en- without ambiguity.
without executive order mandating praise and questions regard- forcement, or how it ts into
foundation these task forces, to the closing ing the many departments in the community being served. is rst step, this element,
days when reports are due is Westchester, and the state as All this may seem like words can still be part of the process,
To the editor, only confounded by how much a whole. e one thing that addressing the same thing, but but rst the public, elected
e police review and reinven- of an education the partici- is lacking in all the reports I they can and do have di er- o cials and the departments
pants had to do on their own. have looked at, is an underly- ent meanings and unless the themselves have to recognize
tion task forces across the state Some municipalities jumping ing foundation or framework public and the professionals its absence. If you have lived
are preparing to submit their through hoops to get it right, that would give the public have agreement on words, long enough, you are aware
others doing what they could a sense of what we can and di erences will spring up and these e orts on policing have
ndings and suggestions to with limited time and ability. should expect, what we can cause potential rifts down the taken place locally and region-
the state for review. Lewisboro benchmark our local depart- line, leading right back to the ally every so many years, yet
and Bedford are no exception. e state, in its haste to ments against, and what is best problems that were intended we are discussing the very
Community members and demonstrate a legitimate practices for public safety on to be xed by a less than same issues again today. Why
professionals who have served concern following the murder a micro and macro scale, here perfect, and possibly rushed, is that? It is because there is
on these task forces from the of George Floyd, left com- in New York, the nation and executive order. no foundation to base these
State Police, to the smallest of munities bereft of information, around the world. changes on. Each one is on its
towns and villages have made history, or understanding of Another advantage of a own, with limited account-
every e ort to do outstanding what was expected of them. So is lack of a starting point, foundation and framework is ability. We have to do better if
work. each entity had to rst invent foundation, suggests that every to help departments and the we want sustainable changes
themselves, before they could piece of advice and suggested public make changes, and keep and improvements, which the
e community members go on to make suggestions on change stands on its own in making changes, to policy, police and public deserve.
who have followed the task the departments they were a loosely framed report of procedures, and protocols as
force’s work, commented and commenting on. myriad suggestions. It doesn’t easily and comfortable as pos- e answer is out there, all
made public statements have provide a way to gauge if there sible for the departments, sta , you have to do is ask for it.
exempli ed good citizenship Having read a number is success, or how or what the o cers, and the public. To
by their involvement. of these reports, there is no Robert Kesten
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John Jay ready for foo
BY RICH MONETTI
John Jay had a tremendous Will Stein, #51, OL Steven Pichardo, #19, WR Sean Sexton, #11, DB Owen Rabbi,
regular season last year and took Matt Ferrer, #53, NG
pride in their eight wins. Howev- Daniel Gonzalez, #60, C Lucas Lupinacci, #52, OL John Connelly, #4, RB Jack O’Reilly,
er, the rst round of the Section
1 playo s had the team formerly Alex Samayoa, #13, WR Ryan Brennan, #21, LB Ben Cohen,
known as the Indians losing to
Yorktown. So, it’s only tting that
they open on the road versus the
Huskers. But payback isn’t the
motivator, said Coach Jimmy
“It’s exciting to play Yorktown;
not because they beat us, but be-
cause they are a good program
and a good team,” Clark said.
With Saturday, March 20 set
on the schedule, the o ensive
line will be dug in as the team’s
strength. Matt Ferrer, Daniel
Gonzalez, Grady Halaifonua,
and Will Stein are all returning
from last year.
ey do have to get in sync this
year with one less week of prac-
tice, so everything is a work in
progress, Clark said. Quarterback
Nick Giardina knows the feeling,
and has big shoes to ll with the
departure of Luke Mercer.
Giardina was a starting re-
ceiver last year, but did get some
experience under center last year.
Still, Clark applies the same for-
mula every year.
“We usually take our best ath-
lete, put him at quarterback and
let them do their thing,” he said.
It requires a skill set that goes
beyond just looking down eld
for receivers. “We do like the way
Nick runs the ball. It adds anoth-
er dimension,” Clark said of the
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A shot in the dark
in person, and have such a you while you’re waiting for let us go but encouraged it. the data and study? Come on
e CDC published a list of now, you weren’t really going
MAN contentious argument that we your own suitcase to appear. to do that anyway, you were
OVERBOARD things you still can’t do after going to trust the same au-
storm out in a snit and never Centrifugal force threw us receiving your vaccine. I found, thoritative bodies that told you
RICK for instance, that after receiving that Skittles were safe to eat.
MELÉN speak to each other again. I’ve o the line in front of a panel the vaccine I still could not play Maybe you’ve been gleaning
the piano. What you CAN do your science from the QAnon
With a little bit of pre- been waiting a whole year for of nurses, who were running a is visit your grandchildren, even 6:00 News and you now believe
existing asthma, I if they are not vaccinated, as that the “vaccine gives you the
was able to schedule this day. quiz show, and if you answered long as they are not exhibiting virus?” Listen: you probably
a coronavirus vaccination for any signs of being extremely have a family doctor that you’ve
11 p.m. at the Javits Center in e Javits Center is a huge the questions correctly, you got annoying. If you don’t have trusted for years. I’ll make you
Manhattan. I was so happy I grandchildren, the CDC has a deal: I won’t make fun of you
could have kissed a stranger, convention space, and the to move on. “Are you feeling said that it is perfectly okay to anymore if you promise to ask
if Governor Cuomo hadn’t visit theirs. your doctor what he or she
already beaten me to it. I wasn’t whole proceedings had the sick today?” One asked. I said, thinks you should do, and then
sure how to dress for the vac- I hear rumblings, and I’m not do it.
cination. distinct avor of being at the “No, my hair always looks like talking about my stomach right
now, that there are people out I’m ready to get back to real
It was such a fortuitous oc- airport. ere were people that.” “Do you have any under- there that don’t want to get the life, a life where people can
casion that I felt I should wear Coronavirus vaccine, so I’d like once again see that I have a
a suit and tie, but I settled on dressed in National Guard uni- lying conditions?” “No, they’re to have a few words with them pimple on my chin. I’ve already
something in between that and right now. Are you afraid that it canceled my appearance on the
what I usually wear in quaran- forms, which made me nervous lying right there on the top.” might hurt? It won’t hurt nearly masked singer and the masked
tine, so the compromise was: as much as me hitting you dancer. And I still might kiss a
clothing. It seems like we’re that we might be hijacked. But “What is your race?” “I am an over the head with a ball-peen stranger, so do yourself a favor
getting there. It feels as if soon hammer to knock some sense and don’t be too strange.
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di erent colored tape on the that right now?” “Do you pass
oor, and numbered signs to out after shots?” “Only if I have
get us where we needed to go, more than eight of them.” And
which looked remarkably like so forth. We got our inocula-
where we started. I began to tions, and the nurses had us
feel like that one red canvas bag sit for a while to make sure we
on the luggage carousel, the one didn’t have an abnormal reac-
that has been there since the tion. Once they realized that
Kennedy administration, going my reaction was as normal as it
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Ain’t it the tooth?
ordered a pizza to eat while there. I thought if I wore a
TRACY he watched “the game.” I pair of Uggs with leggings and
grabbed a slice, which was
BECKERMAN piping hot, and then thought a pu er jacket while my face
was buried in my cellphone, it
better of it because I was might work.
sure if I burned the roof of Fortunately, I spotted the
my mouth, I would have a wax very low on the display, in
complete breakdown. a tiny little plastic container,
I knew that I had to do lined up in strips.
Most of the time, my something about the situation
tongue and my teeth until I could get to the dentist, I grabbed one, paid for it and
are blissfully unaware so my tooth, my tongue and I
broke it open, and applied a
little bit to my broken tooth.
of each other. ey each just all left the house and went to e sun shone down. e
do their thing, and everyone the drug store. angels sang. I had relief.
gets along just ne. But then I looked around the mouth And then I swallowed it.
one day I lost the bonding on aisle and didn’t see anything I broke o some more and
the back of my bottom, front speci cally made for when your applied that one. And then I
tooth and suddenly my tongue tooth and your tongue are ght- swallowed it.
was all over it. My tongue was ing. But then I remembered Apparently, the stu was
like, “tooth tooth tooth tooth something. e thing that made very good at sticking to your
tooth,”all the time until it was my children’s lives manageable teeth. It just wasn’t very good
raw and sore. I was sure my through their orthodontic years. at staying there.
tooth was antagonizing it, so Wax. I went home and repeated
nally I yelled, “Cut it out you When their braces were this process about 14 times
guys. Don’t MAKE me come scraping their cheeks, they throughout the day. No matter
back there!” would put a little piece of wax what I did, I couldn’t get the
Naturally, this happened at on the braces to create a shield. wax to stay on. At this point I
the end of the day Friday and THIS was going to save me thought I’d probably swallowed
because it wasn’t technically from the tonguepocalypse. enough wax to grow a candle “Why?” take your mind o it?”
“No, thanks,” I said. “I’m full.”
an emergency, I had to wait At rst I couldn’t nd the in my stomach. “ e wax won’t stay put,” I
For more “Lost in Midlife,” follow
three days to get it xed. In the stu and I thought I was going “How’s the wax thing going?” said. “I keep swallowing it.” Tracy on Facebook at facebook.
meantime, my husband was to have to go to an ortho- asked my husband when he got “I’m really sorry, honey,” he
blissfully unaware of my situa- dontist o ce disguised as a home from his outing. said, sympathetically. “How
tion, or didn’t actually care, and middle schooler and get some “It’s not,” I said glumly. about we get some ice cream to
PAGE 16 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES Sports THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2021
John Jay falls to Fox Lane in semis
BY RICH MONETTI breakaway layup made the score the half at a 33-33 tie. Owen Walsh on the move DeVincenzo’s side, Heaton noted
CONTRIBUTING WRITER 18-14. e third quarter had John Jay Corelli’s nerves of steel at point
on a Hawkins steal that made it guard and the never-ending abil-
Fourth-seeded John Jay closed Another great defensive play continuing to spread it around to 67-63, but Walsh’s layup in the ity to hit big shots.
the regular season with four by Walsh led to two more by Ben capture a lead that they would
straight wins and took the quar- Cohen, and the lead stayed at never relinquish. Cohen dumped nal minute put the game out of All told, the season and its
ter nal round at home versus four. But then Fox Lane hit three in ve,DeVincenzo nailed a three reach at 70-63. In turn, Heaton condensed schedule was a real
Ossining on Wednesday, March consecutive three balls. Hicks o the inbound, and Corelli got had high praise for a terri c se- slog, and the team refused to get
10. However, the great run nally had two, and Dylan Watson add- to the line to give the Wolves a nior season for Walsh. “He does bogged down, according to Hea-
ended on ursday, March 11, at ed one, and before the Wolves 44-35 lead with 5:07 of the third. everything for you,” Heaton said. ton. “ e amount of resolve and
Fox Lane, and guring out the blinked, Fox Lane had a 32-18 But a couple of drives by Khy’leil guts is just very impressive. I’m
65-35 nal was easy enough for halftime lead. Hawkins, and a three by Jaeden e same goes for DeVincen- very proud of their e orts,” he
John Jay Coach Pat Heaton. Carr, who had a game-high 26, zo’s play, and Heaton assured concluded.
e three-point onslaught kept Ossining in range at 46-42. that without the guard’s clutch
“ ey shot the ball really well continued from everywhere in shooting, the Wolves wouldn’t
and executed better than us,”Hea- the second half, and John Jay’s Of course,John Jay can go long, have made it to the semi nals. By
ton said. “Unfortunately, we didn’t season was over. Conversely, the too. A three by Kote and two by
make shots, and if you don’t make week began on the upside with DeVincenzo got the Wolves a
shots against a team like that, you an exciting 71-65 victory over 56-45 lead going into the fourth.
put yourself in a hole.” Ossining.
DeVincenzo, who scored 20,
First-seeded Fox Lane set the e rst quarter went back and extended the lead to 14 o the
tone for their inside-out game forth, with Walsh scoring seven of passing triangulation of Walsh
early. Aidan Giannelli pulled up his game-high 23, leading the way and Cohen. Still, Ossining wasn’t
for a jumper, Aidan Hicks hit a in the 19-19 dead heat.DeVincen- done. Carr hit two threes and vir-
three, and James DiBiasi rolled to zo did score the rst ve, and his tually went into orbit to convert
the hoop from center to put the perfect bounce pass into Andy from way behind the arc.
home team up 7-2. Kote showed the shooting guard
could make plays, too. John Jay calling time, Coach
e backcourt didn’t let up Heaton got hit with a technical,
either. Hicks, who led all scor- e second quarter also played and by the time Ossining was
ers with 23, added a three and pretty tight, and after Isaiah done at the line, the score was
Giannelli drained two more for Ahlers put Ossining up by two, it 59-56 with 5:55 remaining. e
a 18-8 rst quarter lead. John looked like John Jay would create visitors also got possession fol-
Jay did brie y make it a game, some separation. An 8-0 run had lowing the stoppage, and despite
though. Ryan Corelli coming up with the the misstep, the Wolves had their
steal to grab the lead, and then coach’s back.
Nick DeVincenzo went glass the point guard found Walsh
on a fast break, and after Owen cutting to the basketball on the John Jay came up with the
Walsh made a behind-the-back inbound to go up by six. loose ball, and Walsh went coast-
save on the defensive end, his to-coast to curtail the momen-
spin move to the hoop cut the Trading baskets, John Jay went tum. Cohen then picked o a
lead to 18-12. He then stepped up 33-27 on Walsh’s kick out to pass to add two and a pull up
in front of a cross court pass for Kote. But Ossining kept pace, jumper by Walsh extended the
two of his team-high 11, and the and threes by Kristian Banwa- lead to 67-60 at 2:05.
reesingh and Chris Acosta closed
Ossining did have one last gasp
Andy Kote on defense Ben Cohen battles. PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI
THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2021 SPORTS THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 17
FOOTBALL COACHES Nick Giardina, #5, QB Nick DeVincenzo, #9, WR
• Jimmy Clark – Head Coach Donald Engelhardt, #24, RB Din Ahmetaj, #44, TE
FROM PAGE 12 • Ryan Velez – Defensive Co-
senior signal caller. ordinator
Giardina will also get the ben- • Bill Pickel – Defensive Line
e t of the play action with Jonn Coach
Connolly running out of the • Joe Mammoser – O ensive
back eld. A three-year starter,
Connolly has been working out, Line Coach
and defensive lines will feel his • Joe Candarelli – Varsity As-
Dropping back, the Wolves • Rylan Borror – Varsity As-
are pretty strong at linebacker.
Jack O’Reilly is returning, and sistant Coach
he will share duties with Ryan • Will Carter – Varsity Assis-
Brennan, who was named most
valuable linebacker last year. tant Coach
• Stephen Delmoro – Var-
ere will also be help from
below in the form of several sity Assistant Coach/Head JV
standouts from last year’s JV Coach
team. e main quartet included
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low them around the school day.
“ e kids are doing a really good vs. Lakeland
job, and we’re doing everything • Friday, April 9, 7 p.m. vs.
we can to stay safe,” Clark said.
At the same time, the coach • Saturday, April 17, 1:30 p.m.
can’t miss the change of seasons
that the crisis has brought on. @ Horace Greeley
“It’s interesting. It feels like
playo weather,” Clark said.
at said, any big dreams are
tempered with pragmatism.
“All we’re trying to do is get
through six games,” Clark said.
So, if everyone stays healthy
and there’s no quarantine or
pauses, the success is straight-
forward. “Everything is a pro-
cess that takes care of itself. You
put in the time, and the results
show up in the game,” Clark
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John Jay ﬁghts down to the wire in playoff loss
BY RICH MONETTI Shannon Nolan goes up for two. her game-high 16 points. mann’s outlet pass to keep pace at three minutes remaining, the
CONTRIBUTING WRITER “Mia is something else. She is 46-37. Bears called time in hopes of re-
minutes left in the third, and the emerging from their sleep.
John Jay traveled north on Wolves’ wag looked done. So, our energizer bunny. She does it e temperature rising, a sev-
Wednesday, March 10, to face there was no real cause for alarm all. She handles the ball, she han- en-point de cit was written all But Puccio hit the snooze but-
second-seeded Brewster in the when Dani Roban converted a dles the o ense, and she guards over the thermometer when No- ton. She stole the inbound, and
foul shot on her put back attempt. their best player,” said Coach lan got ahead of the eld on the with the ball heading into the
rst round of the sectionals. e Matt Gallagher. break. But Galgano, who led all hoop, the whistle blew and a tie
No. 7 Wolves faced a big front e spark was lit, though, and scorers with 23, showed she could seemed imminent. It was not to
line, fell behind early, and trailed Puccio went to work. A couple However, with Galgano play on both ends and got the be, though. e ball rolled o the
by 11 going into the fourth. But of defensive rebounds for the throwing her muscle around, the John Jay forward from behind rim and one foul shot still had
the girls didn’t give up and got guard led to fast break baskets for Wolves still trailed 42-31. On with a clean block. the Bears leading 46-43.
the game within one before - Lindsay Neumann and Brennan, the other hand, size didn’t mat-
nally giving way in an inspiring and after Brennan’s drive got two ter as Puccio stayed strong on the e Wolves picked themselves Nonetheless, the guard did not
53-45 defeat. more, Puccio banked one o the boards. Her put-back got John up anyway, and a two by Bren- deter. She came up with another
glass from underneath for two of Jay within nine, and then she nan and a three by Nolan got the steal, and cut the lead to one.
Shannon Nolan began the was on the receiving end of Neu- Wolves within four. Less than
game with a slick reverse layup, e comeback didn’t surprise the
but the Wolves quickly found out coach. “I thought we matched up
what they were up against. Grace well with them,” Gallagher said.
Galgano bruised in 8 rst quarter “ ere were times when their
points from the center position size was too much to handle for
and gave the Bears a 14-6 lead. us, but there was also time where
they couldn’t get a clean shot o
e Wolves refused to relent, with our speedy play.”
though, and a jumper and layup
by Annabel Brennan kept the So, the girls kept the pressure
score contained at 16-11 with up and it appeared a block on
5:15 left in the half. However, Adriana Calicchia would send
John Jay also had to contend with the ball back. Not to be, the Bear
Alexis Mark up front, and after added a free throw and the home
Mia Puccio went coast-to-coast team pulled down three o ensive
on the layup, Marks’ drive gave rebounds before Galgano hit the
Brewster a 24-15 halftime lead. dagger from inside the arc.
Out of intermission, Puccio Afterward, Puccio praised her
helped keep the lead there when team and reveled in the Wolves’
she found Brennan cutting to the burn to get back in the game.
hoop. But the front court wasn’t “We had re under our feet,” the
all John Jay had to worry about. star guard said.
Sophia Alzugaray nailed a corner
three and converted a fast-break Her spirits not diminished in
basket after stepping in for the the least, Puccio’s return has Gal-
steal. lagher feeling pretty good about
2021-2022. But he wasn’t ready
A 35-18 advantage with ve to turn the page on this year yet.
“We gave them everything
they could handle and took them
down to the wire,” he concluded.
Annabel Brennan off the dribble Mia Puccio drives. PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI
THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2021 SPORTS THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 19
BOYS HOCKEY puck for each players’varsity goal,”
Janos said. “Mike McKeon had
FROM PAGE 1 the emotional awareness and ma-
turity after winning a Section title
the nal score, the game was a to get the game puck and give it to
battle from start to nish. me as my rst title as a head coach.
“I think the boys like seeing me at is the quality of kids I have.”
sweat on the bench before they And for Janos, it’s only just the
put the game away,” the coach beginning.
Janos wasn’t as tense on Satur-
day night, but the outcome de - Dylan Rogers
nitely hung in the balance by the stands tall in goal
halfway point. e game began against Horace
favorably in John Jay’s direction, Greeley, making
though, and once again, Wishart one of his 34
took the opposition around the saves on the
He evaded the defense and, in Mike McKeon Mike McKeon
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John Jay had a 1-0 lead at 4:07 of March 12.
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“All I know is I just do and don’t
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e actual sigh of relief came on
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mastro at 6:46.
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Teeing o rst,Wishart’s rebound
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while talent obviously played a big
part, Janos also put the champion-
ship on the character of his kids.
“Like all other teams,we get the
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To see your event here, email tions during the program. group is full, there are a few Break Lewisboro: Teens on the GRAB N GO CRAFTS FOR
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Walker, president of the Ford e event will be held from the library is holding a “Welcome Space is limited, so teens must Craft kits are limited. Families
must register via the library web-
Foundation, will receive the 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April Spring Origami” class via Zoom. register on the library website. site, then a craft kit with their
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