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The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 04.07.22

VOL. 5 NO. 3 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022

Rooftop bar approved for Katonah Avenue

Will be operated by Farmer & the Fish

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER A rendering of the Katonah Avenue restaurant, fold up and become awnings when they
EDITOR which is slated to occupy the Old Firehouse Building. are in an open position.”

e owners of Farmer & the Fish have e rst- oor restaurant will be able to by ETFE material (ethylene tetra uo- e commuter-heavy Katonah hamlet
teamed up with a local couple to bring a seat 50 people and the rooftop bar will be roethylene), which will keep customers has plenty of public parking. However,
restaurant and rooftop bar to Katonah Av- limited to 40 guests. e building’s second warm in the cooler seasons. spaces can be hard to nd during nor-
enue. mal business hours. With that in mind,
oor will be o ce space. e rooftop will “It’s truly a restoration job,” said archi- the rooftop bar will open after 5 p.m. on
e restaurant, which is slated to oc- be accessed by one elevator and one set of tect Erik Kaeyer. e original rehouse weekdays and after 11 a.m. on weekends.
cupy the Old Firehouse Building, was ap- stairs. doors will be incorporated into the restau-
proved last week by Bedford’s Planning rant, opening up on nice days. “ ey will e restaurant will not have any sidewalk
Board. e rooftop bar and lounge was e rooftop bar will be partially covered tables.
also granted a variance in December by
the Zoning Board. e Planning Board did not set any re-
strictions as to when the restaurant has to
With those regulatory hurdles cleared, shut down for the night.
the restaurant operators say they are ready
to begin pulling building permits. “ ere is a feeling that a little bit of
nightlife in Katonah would not be a bad
“I think most of us can’t wait to see it thing,” Courtney-Batson said. “So, I have
open, frankly,” said Planning Board Chair no particular desire to put us in a position
Deirdre Courtney-Batson at the March of giving you a lights-out closing time.”
28 meeting.
Katonah residents Chris and Allyson
e plan actually came before Bedford’s Pachios are leading the restaurant project.
Planning Board last fall. Despite their af-
fection for the plan, board members de- “We have been working with the team
nied the application then, citing a lack of from Farmer & the Fish and they are part-
parking. ey directed the restaurant to go ners in the project,” Chris Pachios told the
to the Zoning Board of Appeals, which Planning Board.
granted a variance for the rooftop bar on
the condition that it obtain 13-o -site e news of Farmer & the Fish’s in-
parking spaces with 1,000 feet. volvement was happily received.

With that approval in hand, the Plan- “A lot of people in town are going to
ning Board was more than happy to give consider that very good news,” Courtney-
its stamp of approval this time around. Batson said.

Farmer & the Fish is a popular farm-to-
table restaurant in North Salem. It has a
sister restaurant in Sleepy Hollow.

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EDITORIAL TEAM e following items are from the vate property and he could not he came into the school because at the school, the greeter said.
EDITOR: 914-302-5628 Lewisboro Police Department and be there without permission. e he had to use the bathroom. He About a month ago, the bike
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are only a portion of the calls to homeowner declined to pursue told police that he got nervous came around dismissal and drove
REPORTER which the department responds. trespassing charges. when being questioned so he ran around the parking lot while the

[email protected] TRESPASSING. March 17, SUSPICIOUS PERSON out of the school. buses were being loaded. Also on
12:50 p.m. – A South Salem IN HIGH SCHOOL. March DIRT BIKE MENACE. March 14, the Parks and Recre-
[email protected] resident reported that an un- 22, 11 a.m. – e school resource March 14, 2:27 p.m. – Police ation Department reported that

ADVERTISING TEAM known man parked a car in his o cer reported a suspicious per- responded to Meadow Pond the bike was being driven on the
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BRUCE HELLER the man’s description emerged and drove o . A student said the around the parking lot. e bike the rider was spotted again at
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(914) 299-4541 Master plan advisors picked
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SHELLEY KILCOYNE e volunteer panel overseeing the Comprehensive Plan Steering Ginn told the Lewisboro Town interviewed, McGinn said, before
(914) 924-9122 an update of Lewisboro’s 37-year- Committee, recommend hiring Board last week that ve planning choosing Nelson Pope.
[email protected] old comprehensive plan has cho- the environmental planning rm
sen an environmental consulting Nelson Pope Voorhis to serve as rms had responded to the town’s e Long Island-based rm
the committee’s consultants. request for proposals of profes- maintains an o ce serving the
rm to help with the project. sional services. e committee lower Hudson Valley in Su ern.
Katherine McGinn, who chairs Speaking via a Zoom link, Mc- narrowed that to three rms it
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Peppa Pig visits Katonah Village Kids

Beloved TV stars interacts with preschoolers

BY JESSICA EINTERZ It’s really geared

Peppa Pig, the adorable titu- towards smaller children

lar character of the British chil- to get them involved in
dren’s cartoon, decided to take a

brief break from the spotlight for philanthropy at a young
a very important mission. She

said goodbye to younger brother age and for them to
George, Mummy, and Daddy understand that they’re
Pig, and ew all the way to Kato-
nah to meet some of her biggest fortunate.’

Peppa visited the students of

Katonah Village Kids on the –Melissa Terrazas

morning of Tuesday, March 30, Director of operations at the Ty

where over 70 children awaited Louis Campbell Foundation
her arrival. She was greeted on

the front lawn of the preschool,

where she was photographed,

hugged, and high- ved.

Despite the frigid tempera-

tures, Peppa wore her famous

sleeveless red dress and wore an

excited grin.

Peppa lived up to the expec-

tations of most of the children.

Some even showed o Peppa

Pig apparel. eir laughter and Peppa welcomes a group of children with a hug.
squeals were abundant, as they

clung to her legs. said the Ty Louis Campbell smaller children to get them in-

Peppa’s visit was sponsored by Foundation had a special place in volved in philanthropy at a young

the Ty Louis Campbell Founda- her heart long before she started age and for them to understand

tion and its Muddy Puddles Proj- the preschool. that they’re fortunate,” Terrazas

ect as a prize to the preschool for “I remember hearing of Ty’s said. “Not every child is able to

raising money for the charities. story when I was pregnant with just go outside and jump in mud-

e Ty Louis Campbell Founda- my rst child, and it touched dy puddles, because they don’t

tion is a nonpro t organization my heart,” Glick said. “When I feel good and they’re sick. It’s at

that raises money for research bought the school several years a level that they can understand

and clinical trials speci cally for later, as part of our philanthropic and digest it. e Muddy Pud-

childhood cancers. e orts, we would always pick a dles Project is all about getting

e charity is named for Ty charity. I just felt like that was the children involved so that they

Louis Campbell, who died at age charity that was right for us be- understand and grow up with

5 from a brain tumor. cause our children are so lucky to philanthropy in their hearts.”

e foundation created the be healthy and to be able to take Peppa was supposed to visit

Muddy Puddles Project in honor advantage of everything that the Katonah Village Kids on April 1,

of Ty’s love of Peppa Pig and his world has to o er. All Ty wanted 2020, but her appearance was de- PHOTOS: ERIKA GLICK
desire to jump in muddy puddles to do as a child was to jump in layed due to the Covid-19 pan-
with her. e latter raises aware- muddy puddles and unfortunately, demic. Meggin Stailey, Peppa’s Peppa poses with Erika Glick, the director and owner of Katonah
ness of childhood cancer while he was not well enough to do so. handler and manager, said that Village Kids.

honoring children who, due to So, we jumped in those puddles in she enjoys being able to meet the best situation. It was really sad “My favorite thing about Pep-

health issues, are unable to play. honor of Ty.” children with Peppa again after to have events be canceled, but pa is her attitude,” Stailey said.

In 2017, the Muddy Puddles Melissa Terrazas, the director of such a long break. everybody was just keeping the “I love that she is so full of life.

Project became the o cial char- operations at the Ty Louis Camp- “ ere have been so few events hope alive.” I love that she knows what she

ity sponsor of Peppa Pig. bell Foundation, said that the live over the past few years,” Stai- Stailey also said that she con- wants. She’s kind, she’s caring but

Erika Glick, the director and event had an underlying message. ley said. “Being able to be in per- siders Peppa to be a good role she also has a lot of autonomy

owner of Katonah Village Kids, “It’s really geared towards son with these kids is always the model for the students. and makes her voice heard.”

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Nominations Sought utes to the Katonah/Bedford degree program that the individual CARING FOR THE out from hard cover books for

for Donald R. Kellogg fellowship, and commitment to cost. Nominations should be sent Tuesday, April 26, 7 p.m. shredding and throw the covers
community through their actions, plans to attend and the estimated CAREGIVER

Scholarships service are encouraged to nominate to DRK Scholarship Committee, in their regular household re-

e Katonah Village Library cycling. Up to four large (cubic

them for the 2022 Donald R. Kel- c/o Katonah United Methodist will launch its new Caregiver foot) boxes of papers are allowed

e Donald R. Kellogg Schol- logg Scholarship. Both high school Church,5 Bedford Road,Katonah, and Senior Resource program- for shredding.

arship recognizes young people in graduates and those going back to N.Y. 10536 or email to [email protected] ming. e inaugural meeting will • Residents must remain in

the community who exemplify the school to further their skills or edu- e deadline for focus on the bounty of resources their vehicles.

values and commitment to service cation are eligible. Sponsors should submitting a nomination is May 9. available through the library sys- • Documents should be boxed

of long time Katonah resident send a brief letter describing the in- Katonah Village tem, the medical community, the and placed in the trunk of resi-
county, state, and national orga- dent’s vehicle, if possible, or in
Donald R. Kellogg. dividual’s commitment to commu-

Organizations and people inter- nity service supported by speci c Library nizations set up to help seniors the back seat of the resident’s
ested in rewarding an individual examples, and also provide a de- and especially their caregivers. vehicle.

who sel essly serves and contrib- scription of the training course or e Katonah Village Library e responsibility of being a • Sta will remove the boxes

is located at 26 Bedford Road, caregiver is often stressful. It of- directly from the resident’s vehi-

Katonah. For more information ten involves making changes and cle and place them in the shred-

or to RSVP for programs, visit managing a new reality. is pre- der mechanism. or call 914- sentation will o er an overview For more information, call the

232-3508. of local resources available to Town Clerk’s O ce at 914-763-

caregivers as well as some tools to 3511.

COMMUNITY IN BLOOM help navigate the day to day chal- Lewisboro Library

Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m.-4 lenges and ways to manage self

Sprin i her an w ar ead wit ou beautifu pati p.m. care. is in-person event takes

le Fontane sta works every day to bring fresh, quality food to your table Katonah Village Library will place in the library’s accessible e Lewisboro Library is lo-
and for take-out, with friendly service. host Community in Bloom on the lower level Garden Room and is cated at 15 Main St., South Sa-
library plaza in celebration of the free of charge. lem. Register for programs at
Open Lunch and Dinner Tuesday to Sunday growth and renewal of spring. e
We will be very grateful to see you ! Hopp Ground Garden Club will Shredder Truck in
o er take-home gardening and Lewisboro USE YOUR LIBRARY FOR
oral projects.

Celebrate Easter with us! Botanical-inspired handmade e “Shredder Truck” will be MORE’

Easter Week Tuesday to Friday serving accessories for self and home will at Lewisboro Town Park, 1060 Oat 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9,
a pre-Easter casual menu.
Saturday and Sunday serving a be on display and for sale from the Route 35, South Salem, from the library is hosting an in-per-
special Easter recipe ala carte menu.
artisans at the Community Studio. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ursday, son workshop on “Free Books,

Easter Pie “Pastiera” Proceeds from sales go directly to April 14. is will be for the town Movies, and More – with Your

the makers. departments along with town Library Card.” Learn about

Located at 137 Somerstown Turnpike, Katonah, NY 10536 Surrounding the library plaza residents. OverDrive/Libby, Hoopla, and

at the intersection of Rte 100 and Rte 139 and into the entry you will want to Please remove all metal clips, Kanopy – the library’s download-

Call us for reservations! (914) 232-9619 explore and experience the instal- fasteners, binders, folders, and able digital media and streaming
lation of Jeila Gueramian. e art- hard covers and place the pa- services you can use FREE with

ist has a concurrent installation at pers loosely in a box. Hard cov- your library card. Discover which

the Katonah Museum of Art. An ers – cardboard or plastic covers of these services to use for free

opening reception for the Guer- on items such as ledger books, eBooks, audiobooks, music, TV,

amian installation will take place marble composition books and and lm – and how to access

at the library during the evening’s hard-cover books – cannot be them.

Katonah Art Stroll. shredded and will be turned Space is limited, so register via

away. Residents must rip pages the library website.

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ParksLEWISBOROTOWN BOARD and Rec chief resigns Manor

After 23 years, Dana Mayclim is moving on to Briarcli

BY TOM BARTLEY “We’re going to miss her tremendous- meeting or senior trip, or taking a class or proclamation read. During that tenure, it
CONTRIBUTING WRITER ly,” Goncalves said of his departing rec program through us.” noted among other things, Parsons reor-
chief. While Mayclim will begin a termi- ganized the police department, instituted
Dana Mayclim, the heartbeat of Lew- nal leave next ursday, her last day of- In addition to a shorter commute, a road-paving program, and restored a
isboro’s parks and recreation programs Mayclim’s new posting will include what positive balance in the town’s reserve cash.
for almost two decades, is leaving to run cially is April 22. Or, as Councilwoman she called a “substantial” pay raise of al-
leisure-time activities in the village of Mary Shah, a board liaison to parks and most $20,000 a year, to $125,000. e proclamation said “his desire to fo-
Briarcli Manor. rec, put it, “A date we don’t want to think cus attention on the town’s natural beauty
about.” Still, the veteran rec leader described and green spaces and draw our residents
e Croton native will leave behind her mixed emotions in leaving. “I’m looking to appreciate all that Lewisboro has to of-
56-mile daily commute to Onatru Park Calling the decision to leave “very dif- forward to joining Briarcli ,” Mayclim fer will help preserve the future of Lewis-
and “23 years of friendships, team build- cult,” Mayclim observed, “I’ve gone said, “but it’s very bittersweet because I boro’s greatest assets.”
ing and memories” when she cleans out through a lot of tissues the last two weeks.” have 23 years of friendships, team build-
her desk next ursday (April 14). In an interview, Mayclim said, “I have ing, and memories that are going to be Jett’s proclamation as well described
a lot of great memories, not only with my hard to say goodbye to.” her dedication to the town’s natural beau-
“I greatly appreciate the time I have sta and the teams that we’ve had here, ty, noting that she gave “many hours of
spent at Lewisboro, growing profession- but also with all the residents. I am now One other change will be clear in her her time to the Golden Roads program
ally and personally,” she wrote in her res- part of their life’s memories while grow- new position, and that’s a new name. which beauti es our town and has gained
ignation letter. “In my 23 years at Lewis- ing up in Lewisboro.” When Mayclim married Paul Durso in national recognition.”
boro Parks and Recreation, beginning as a Mayclim re ected on the extent to 2019, she retained her maiden name on
Recreation Leader in 1999 to my current which her department reaches a com- the job “to save the town some shekels” e Garden Club’s membership chair,
position as Parks and Recreation Super- munity’s residents. “ e Park and Rec redoing letterheads and other documents. Jett also “recognized that democracy at a
intendent for the past 16 years, I have Department is truly the frontline of But in Briarcli , the new rec superinten- local level requires hard work if we are to
been proud of the integrity and success of town government, of any municipality...It dent will be Dana Durso from Day One. keep it honest and e ective and she has
the team here at Lewisboro.” touches almost every household in town, not stinted in providing that e ort.”
whether people use a park or preserve, PARSONS, JETT CITED
Supervisor Tony Goncalves announced whether they are in a program,” she said. Supervisor Tony Goncalves presented In addition to her duties with the Gar-
Mayclim’s resignation near the close of “Our services, our facilities are prob- den Club, Jett “has been for many years
the Town Board’s March 28 meeting, ably used by most every single household Town Board proclamations to his prede- a dedicated volunteer and champion of
which took place in the town house for in town,” Mayclim said, “whether walk- cessor, Peter Parsons, and to Garden Club the Lewisboro Library, most obviously
the rst time since the pandemic forced ing in a preserve, playing softball here at mainstay Peggy Jett for their service. in the many hours she has given to that
meetings to be held via Zoom and later Onatru, watching their kid play soccer in major source of revenue, “Attic Treasures,”
at the library and the former Lewisboro Fox Valley, or taking part in the senior Parsons became the town’s supervisor receiving donations, sorting, arranging,
Elementary School. on Jan. 1, 2012, when he “took the helm pricing and selling them and nally dis-
and energetically and successfully steered posing of the leftovers to other charities.”
the town forward for the next decade,” his

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Play outside Gerrymander justice

READING, “Go outside and play.” We did not There may be hope for pose of favoring or disfavoring obvious end run around the
WRITING & need any coaxing. We were not democracy after all. I incumbents or other political voter-approved amendment
CHOCOLATE hunched over electronic devices previously wrote about candidates or political parties.” from 2014 seeking to keep the
or glued to the television. In those partisan legislature out of the
KIM halcyon days, everybody played the nutty partisan gerryman- All that was required is for process except in very limited
KOVACH outside. Each spring, summer and circumstances.
fall we played active games like dering of one member
When I was in rst grade, Red Light, Green Light or Giant e maps are unconstitu-
my younger brother Steps or tag or hide and seek. If our con- IN CASE of the IRC tional for two unambiguous
and I shared a new enough kids were outside at the gressional YOU to cross the reasons. First, the process that
black and white children’s sized same time, spontaneous punch- districts MISSED IT party divide to created them was awed and
bicycle with training wheels. ball games commenced. Someone that slices create bipar- did not follow the law. And,
brought out the bouncy pink rub- second, they are meant to
One Saturday morning while ber Spaulding ball and we chose up many of DON SCOTT tisan maps. favor one party over the other.
my parents were still asleep up teams.
upstairs, my brother and I got our towns ey needed But this is New York and
dressed and walked out the side I remember attaching metal cynicism rarely gets you in
door into the backyard. ere was roller skates to my sneakers and and school to compromise trouble when making predic-
no Captain Kangaroo or Romper roller skating down our long tions on the eventual outcome.
Room to watch on TV on sloping street. I never learned the districts a little in order Everybody tells me oh that
Saturday mornings. My brother correct way to stop. My perpetu- decision was from a Republi-
brought Dad’s toolbox with him ally scabbed knees were proof of giving them to complete can judge and the case will be
and proceeded to remove the that. appealed to Democrat judges
training wheels on that shared multiple congressional repre- their work and submit maps so look for this to be over-
black and white bicycle with Sometimes, the girls on our turned. But maybe not.
Dad’s metal wrench. block played hopscotch if we sentatives where before they to the legislature. But they
had a fresh piece of chalk. Other Former Representative John
“Hey,” I said, “I can’t ride a two- times, we played jump rope. You had just one. e partisan in- punted. Instead of submit- Faso said, “ ey very arro-
wheeler.” needed good timing to jump into gantly ignored the will of the
the moving, apping jump rope tent of the Albany Democrats ting a single set of bipartisan people and the constitutional
My brother did not care about held by one girl on each end. Do prohibitions against gerry-
that. He started to ride that now you remember those jump rope is to reduce the GOP repre- maps they submitted two mandering and I think they
two-wheel bicycle around in our songs? “A my name is Anna and I shouldn’t arrogantly assume
yard. come from Alabama…” sentation in Congress from sets. A Republican set and a that the appellate courts are
going to agree with them
Dad was tasked with teaching Mom bought me a pogo stick eight seats to four. But last Democrat set. e legislature either.”
me how to ride a two-wheel bi- and I invented all kinds of trick
cycle on the at sidewalk outside. moves to amuse myself. I could week, an upstate judge nixed ignored both sets of maps A friend of mine loves to
I remember that Dad held onto balance and maneuver that pogo remind me that nobody pays
the back of the bicycle while I stick to jump around in a square the whole redistricting plan as submitted and instead created attention to this stu , and
pedaled and gripped tightly onto formation. My record for pogo maybe he is right. Politicians
the handlebars and tried to main- stick jumping without holding unconstitutional. ree cheers their own set. e legislature’s are clearly counting on the fact
tain my balance. on (“Look, no hands!”) was 600 that nobody will hold them
jumps. for the Honorable Patrick maps were even more gerry- accountable. But we should
Dad continued holding onto pay attention, because mar-
the bicycle and encouraging me, When I’ve asked my adult McAllister. mandered than the Democrat ginalizing minority voices is
until suddenly he wasn’t holding writing class participants to hear- the intent of these legislative
on anymore. But by that time I ken back to their childhood days e good judge wisely set coming from the IRC. shenanigans. Compromise is
was pedaling, I was balancing and of playing outside, everyone is all fundamental to a functioning
I was de nitely riding that two- smiles. City childhoods included agrees with me that Al- Interestingly, in 2021 there democracy. We could use a
wheel bicycle! One thing I do not stickball, stoopball, and Johnny little compromise on the part
remember is how I stopped at the on the pony. Kids could also sit bany Democrats are making was a constitutional amend- of our elected o cials in this
end of the block. on the cement steps to play jacks. instance, and in many others
One adult writing student who a mockery of the New York ment oated on the ballot for that matter.
e next weekend, my parents grew up in Haiti, recalls playing
bought me a pink and white girl’s a version of jacks called Osselets State Constitution as well as that would have allowed the
bicycle. In a couple more years, using goat knuckle bones!
my brother’s next bicycle was a ignoring the express will of legislature to draw their own
Schwinn with a banana seat and Men and women fondly recall
tall handlebars so that he could those childhood days of walking the voters who overwhelm- maps if the IRC failed to
“pop wheelies” up and down the down to the corner candy store
street. to buy candy dots, wax lips, Pez, ingly passed an amendment submit maps. e smart money
Bazooka bubble gum, Tootsie
I have many memories of the Rolls, and so much more! in 2014 to stop precisely the in Albany knew that the IRC
other outdoor activities all of the
kids on my quiet suburban street Kim Kovach remembers the kind of chicanery being served was going to drop the ball. e
played from morning until dinner freedom of playing outside! www.
time. In those days, parents said, up. voters rejected the proposal

e constitutionally cre- soundly. Voters are smarter

ated Independent Redistrict- than politicians think they are.

ing Commission Committee ey don’t want the foxes in

(IRC) of equal parts Demo- the constitutional henhouse.

crats and Republicans was So, what did the legisla-

responsible for developing ture do? ey passed a law

fair maps. eir charge was that e ectively does what the

to create bipartisan election voters had just rejected as a

districts. e language of the constitutional ballot initiative,

New York Constitution is thumbing their collective nose

crystal clear. “Districts shall at the voters. In addition, the

not be drawn to discourage law they passed was uncon-

competition or for the pur- stitutional itself as it was an

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Race, land, and history

BY RONALD ROSS Independence in 1776. A half Racially restrictive covenants are in at least 35 states to enact laws in our bicameral legislature. How-
GUEST WRITER century later, President Andrew not relics of a long ago past. Levit- prohibiting critical race theory, ever, very few high school or col-
Jackson signed into law the Indian town, Long Island in New York as which is not being taught in any lege graduates are familiar with the
Attacks on America’s teach- Removal Act (1830), resulting in late as 1948, restricted sale to “only public school district in America, Great Silence and fewer still can
ers have a long history with the Trail of Tears. irty years later, members of the Caucasian race.” is the false ag e ort to prohibit explain it. e Founding Fathers
many ebbs and ows. Most the Civil War was seen by many in After World War II, Black soldiers any teaching of history that would chose to leave slavery out of the
recently, we have seen governors the South as the War of Northern returning home were refused loans make anyone feel discomfort when Constitution in order to secure its
in Virginia and Florida urging Aggression, ignoring the fact of for home ownership, which denied being taught about some of the rati cation. e term three- fths
passage of laws clearly destructive chattel slavery, which denied the them the possibility of wealth ac- dark moments in our history. is of all other persons in Article I
to the goals of public education. human agency of black people. cumulation and the ability to pass kind of blatant censorship, along Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution
Governor Glenn Youngkin of Vir- that wealth to their progeny. with book banning camou aged referenced all persons not free be
ginia set up “tip line”for the public e economic interconnectedness as strengthening parental rights, counted as three- fths of a person.
to report “divisive”ideas. Governor of slavery to the land cannot be It is possible to view America’s is producing a chilling e ect on Many of the Founding Fathers
Ron DeSantis of Florida signed overstated. From tobacco to cotton, history as a continuing struggle for education.Teachers are having did not see or believe Blacks to be
into law the “Stop WOKE Act,” the pro tability for northern banks land and the supremacy of who to choose between having a roof equal to white people.
allowing parents to sue schools and southern plantation owners owns and controls it. Imperial- overhead and a paycheck or not
for teaching so-called critical race was a symbiotic relationship that ism abroad and systemic racism at teaching the truth and reality of Four centuries later, sadly, many
theory. bene ted the nation as a whole. home puts land at the center of the America’s history, both good and continue the silence attempting to
widening gap of our economic in- bad. rewrite America’s history through
While some may wish to believe General William T. Sherman’s equality. For most Americans, land/ censorship, book banning and
these are just examples of a few directive (Special Field Order No. home ownership is the primary A majority of American high outright distortion, e.g. the Jan. 6
crass, vulgar politicians out to score 15 on Jan. 16, 1865) near the end means of wealth accumulation. school graduates could probably assault on the Capitol described
political points with a misinformed of the Civil War for 40 acres of explain the Great Compromise in as “legitimate political discourse.”
constituency, this is just the tip of land in South Carolina and Geor- An objective and truthful study the formation of our government We did not get to sea to shining
a serious iceberg. At last count, gia was radical, unprecedented, and of our history would require us to as it relates to the small states and
at least 35 states have introduced mind-boggling. is redistribution face some of the unpleasant reali- large states in population resulting SEE ROSS PAGE 10
137 bills limiting what schools can of land to former slaves was revolu- ties of our history. Present e orts
teach regarding race and American tionary. However, Sherman’s largess
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A Tip from the Lewisboro Garden Club

Sharing from gardeningknow- of these pollinators. A good rule program helps to promote polli- linators by planting species of criminately kill your plants.” of thumb is to wait until tem- nator-friendly gardens in private trees, shrubs, and plants to pro- Look for Pollinator Pathway
peratures are consistently about and public spaces. vide the best nutritional sources
“Knowing when to start and 50 degrees. is will help protect while serving as hosts for their life square markers with lavender but-
how to spring clean garden ar- habitat in the spring and ensure ese pathways help establish cycles. ter y icons in over 25 public and
eas is important for the health of you have a robust and healthy pol- pollinator-friendly habitats and 50 private gardens throughout
your local ecosystem. is is be- linator population and overall gar- food sources for bees, butter ies, Master Gardener and volunteer Lewisboro. A map showing their
cause many pollinators overwin- den ecosystem.” hummingbirds, and other polli- Mary Ann Eggleston suggests locations is available at lewisboro-
ter in the dead material you may nating insects and wildlife along a people “plant blooming and polli-
want to remove. By waiting to do DID YOU KNOW? series of continuous corridors. nator-friendly original variety/na-
yard and garden cleanup and by By Polly Tafrete of the Lewisboro tive plants sequentially, and avoid If you’d like to start a pollina-
doing this chore right, you will be e Lewisboro Garden Club using all pesticides, including those tor garden, suggestions of what to
saving many bees and butter ies. Garden Club members eagerly accepted her marked organic, as they will indis- plant can be found online or at our
About four years ago, mem- invitation, agreeing to help pol- local nurseries.
“ ere is a very good reason to
wait on cleaning up your garden— bers of the Lewisboro Garden
pollinators. Many pollinators like Club were approached by Louise
bees and butter ies overwinter in Washer from the Norwalk River
dead plant material. ey ride out Watershed Association and a
the cold weather there and emerge member of the Westchester Land
in spring to do their good work. Trust. She asked if their garden
club would be interested in join-
“By removing dead material too ing the Pollinator Pathways. is
early, you risk destroying many

ROSS our better angels to move on Je erson, writing to Charles Philosophy-February 11,2002 Spencer Wood, Gwen Sharp; Vol.
5. Leviathan: On the Mat- 17; Issue 4/Winter 2002
FROM PAGE 9 as a united people. But there Yancey in 1816 wrote, “If a nation
ter, Forme and Power; omas 10. U.S. Supreme Court; Shel-
can be no forgiveness without expects to be ignorant and free, Hobbes; April, 1651 ley v. Kraemer; Levittown, New
sea by manifest destiny. e repentance. e land we cherish, in a state of civilization, it expects 6. Declaration of Indepen-
dence; July 3, 1776; omas 11. Bloomberg Opinion; Noah
genocide of Native Americans and whether home or nation, is only what never was and never will Je erson, et al. Smith; January 2, 2018; Land is
Underrated as a Source of Wealth
the inhumane brutality of chattel as good as our ability to keep be.” 7. e Truth Behind 40 Acres
and a Mule; PBS Many Rivers to 12. NY Times; February
slavery can be overcome. But and maintain it. at depends Cross; Henry Louis Gates- e 5, 2022; “legitimate political
Root discourse”
not by ignoring it or rewriting on our ability to teach and learn FOOTNOTES:
8. Washington Post-Gillian 13. omas Je erson; Letter to
When it comes to your to-door outright lies.No lie can Brockell; June 1, 2021 “Tulsa Isn’t Charles Yancey, January 6, 1816.
our history with false distortions from our history. Founding 1. How Picking on Teachers the Only Race Massacre You
Were Never Taught In School. South Salem resident Ronald Ross
Father, president and University Became an American Tradition; Here Are Others is a former schools superintendent
with more than four decades of
of Virginia founder, omas Adam Laats; January 28, 2022; 9. Who Owns the Land. educational experience.
SLATES Agricultural Land Ownership
list, put your future forever.We can summon by Race/Ethnicity; Jess Gilbert,
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Welcome to spring!

April events in Bedford and beyond

NEWS & split between the Community the Jersey Tenors will be on celebrating positive steps for ous experience is needed, just
NOTES Center of Northern West- stage. All performances start climate action. ere will be a desire to have fun with pen
chester and the Mount Kisco at 8 p.m. For more informa- music, green ideas, family and ink. See you there!
MARK Interfaith Food Pantry. tion, see paramounthudsonval- activities, and maybe even a
JEFFERS few special guests. Each year, A sure sign of spring is the
I think I just saw Peter this event draws a large crowd, Westchester County-owned
Welcome to “News & Cottontail hopping down the Families in Bedford, Pound indoors and outdoors, at the golf courses are now open for
Notes,” where we Bunny trail. Do you have your Ridge, and our surround- train station in Bedford Hills. the season, weather and condi-
look at the hap- baskets in a row to help collect ing towns stand in solidar- tions permitting. Tee time res-
penings here in Westchester the over 8,000 plastic eggs that ity with Ukrainian families Patti Ivry facilitates a weekly ervations may be made online
County. will be scattered across the being displaced by the threat Zoom writing group, helping or by phoning the individual
of war. As this humanitarian people discover their inner courses. Walk-up reservations
April is a big birthday elds at the John Jay Home- crisis continues, we hope you writer. e workshop is set for will also be accepted.
month for the Je ers family. stead, at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, will donate to our community the Bedford Hills Train Sta-
My wife, daughter, sister, and April 12? It is time for the fundraiser for the International tion from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sat- Speaking of golf, my friend
many dear friends all celebrate. town of Bedford’s annual spring Rescue Committee (IRC). urday, April 19 and 26. If you and physical therapist Lize
So, right after I take out a loan Egg Hunt. You will also be able IRC is providing critical aid read this column, you certainly Lubbe wrote a very interest-
for gift buying, I will write this to visit with the Spring Bunny to children, parents, and other know that I need to attend this ing article on golf injuries and
week’s “Birthday Bash” edition and enjoy some entertainment civilians eeing their homes. event. Come try your hand ways to prevent them. She
of “News & Notes.” before and after the hunt. To contribute, please go to bit. (literally) at putting words on must have seen me play golf.
ly/bprstandswithukraine paper (or screen) to tell a story, Lize and her team will take
e Bedford Presbyterian e good folks at the Para- describe a moment, express a good care of you at their Cross
Church has put out their food mount Hudson Valley eater On Sunday, April 24, from viewpoint, or send some love. River facility.
collection tent and are re- in Peekskill have a wild and noon to 4 p.m., it’s time once
questing donations from the crazy April set for shows. On again for Bedford 2030’s an- is interactive workshop will is old joke always brings
community. Donations will be April 9, the all-girl quartet, nual Climate Action Earth begin with learning about a smile to my face, “If April
Lez Zeppelin; on April 22, Day Festival. Join local non- writing in a fun and dynamic showers bring May owers
Dry Bar Comedy Tour; on pro ts, and a variety of local way, followed by opportunities what do May owers bring?
April 29, Vanilla Fudge “Spirit earth-friendly businesses in to write together. No previ- Pilgrims.”
of 67 Tour;” and on April 30,
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e Katonah Chamber of Com- 2
merce hosted its 13th annual Ka- TRACKS
tonah Chili Cook-O on Friday,
March 25, at the Harvey School. PHOTOS: SOPHIA CASELNOVA

With the event being held at the First-, second-, and third-place
Harvey School, attendees were able winners of the 2022 Chili Cook-Off
to spend time with friends indoors or
outside at a seating area.

“ is was our most successful
cook-o to date,” said Melissa Dil-
maghani, organizer of the event.
“In past years, the Katonah Chili
Cook-O was held at the Katonah
Village Library. Having the event at
the Harvey School this year provided
space for more people to attend. e
turnout was amazing and everyone
was thrilled to be back together after
the past two years.”

Contestants were: rst place win-
ners Graeme Fouste (2021) and
Emma Cabaness (2020), County
Legislator Erika Pierce, Jesse May-
hew of LMNOP Bakery, Gabriel
and Paola Cubides of GV Bites,Mike
Gi s, Jenny Indig, Gentian Falstrom,
and Viktoria Fisch of Ebba and
Meghan McGrath of G. Wilikers.
Additionally, local businesses Blazer
Pub and Katonah Classic Stage com-
peted for this year’s Golden Ladle.

For the rst time in the history
of the Katonah Chili Cook-O ,
there was a tie for rst place. Bring-
ing home Golden Ladles this year
were Jesse Mayhew and 2021 winner
Graeme Fouste. Viktoria Fisch and
Meghan McGrath took second place
and Katonah Classic Stage took third



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Practice makes perfect

STRONG perfect.” e Latin version is and succeeding in school makes they are under pressure to do grades now and to get those
LEARNING “Uses promptos facit.” First at- them feel good because they well in this “career” they not only grades, he’ll have to practice. And
tested in the United States in the see their own progress. ey are didn’t choose but dislike. Instead if he believes you, he may not
DR. LINDA “Diary and Autobiography of students in the true sense of the of wasting your breath on the old want to practice, but he’ll under-
SILBERT John Adams.” word. ey practice academic proverb, “Practice makes perfect,” stand why it’s important.
skills just as they practice drib- talk to your child about what he
Dear Dr. Linda, Here we are hundreds of years bling or batting, singing songs in or she wants to become as an Dr. Linda
A while back you wrote a col- later and this proverb still holds chorus, playing instruments in adult. Investigate with him or her
true. People in the eld of sports the band, or learning their lines what he or she has to do in order Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why
umn explaining why some kids get need to practice continuously. for a spring play. ey derive to achieve this goal. Bad Grades Happen to Good Kids,”
poor grades and you mentioned Musicians and actors need to pleasure from seeing the results and director of Strong Learning
that they don’t practice enough. practice continuously. ese of their labor. Discuss the fact that to achieve Tutoring. Send your questions to
Even though I’m now a grandfa- particular professions, and virtu- it he may need to get certain [email protected]
ther, I remember high school and ally all others, are dependent on Not understanding the con-
college and in order to do well, I practicing. e people who went nection, most students don’t
had to practice. Kids today don’t into these careers understood enjoy learning, and when a
seem to realize how important and accepted the fact that to be particular subject is di cult for
practicing (studying, reviewing, in that profession, they would them, the last thing they want
homework) is. Just look at athletes. spend hours each day practicing to do is spend even more time
the skills they were developing. “practicing” it. And these are the
ey practice. Look at music students who need the practice
students. ey practice. e problem, when it comes even more. Eventually, when
to telling children and teens they go to college or technical
Steve N. that they need to practice, is school and decide on a major,
Dear Steve, that they did not choose being a they take courses they love and
student as a profession. I think see the connection between what
You’re right. If you want to do we often fail to demonstrate they learn and landing a job in
well, practice is critical. e old and communicate how learning that eld. en, they will prac-
saying “Practice makes perfect” the skills may be important to tice. ey will want to practice.
has been around for a long time. them. Believe it or not, there are
In fact, this proverb has been students who truly enjoy learn- So, if you have a child that
traced back to the 1550s-1560s, ing, are goal-oriented and want refuses to study, which means
when its form was “Use makes those good grades because they hours of practicing, remember
understand the connection to that they did not choose to be a
their goals. Making good grades student.To make matters worse,

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Welcome to spring!

April events in Bedford and beyond

NEWS & munity. Donations will be split 29, Vanilla Fudge “Spirit of friendly businesses in celebrating No previous experience is
NOTES between the Community Cen- 67 Tour;” and on April 30, the positive steps for climate action. needed, just a desire to have fun
ter of Northern Westchester Jersey Tenors will be on stage. with pen and ink. See you there!
MARK and the Mount Kisco Interfaith All performances start at 8 p.m. ere will be music, green ideas,
JEFFERS Food Pantry. For more information, see para- family activities, and maybe even A sure sign of spring is the a few special guests. Each year, Westchester County-owned
Welcome to “News & I think I just saw Peter this event draws a large crowd, golf courses are now open for
Notes,” where we Cottontail hopping down the Families in Bedford, Pound indoors and outdoors, at the the season, weather and condi-
look at the hap- Bunny trail. Do you have your Ridge, and our surrounding train station in Bedford Hills. tions permitting. Tee time res-
penings here in Westchester baskets in a row to help col- towns stand in solidarity with ervations may be made online
County. lect the over 8,000 plastic eggs Ukrainian families being dis- Patti Ivry facilitates a weekly or by phoning the individual
that will be scattered across the placed by the threat of war. As Zoom writing group, help- courses. Walk-up reservations
April is a big birthday month this humanitarian crisis contin- ing people discover their inner will also be accepted.
for the Je ers family. My wife, elds at the John Jay Home- ues, we hope you will donate to writer. e workshop is set for
daughter, sister, and many dear stead, at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, our community fundraiser for the Bedford Hills Train Station Speaking of golf, my friend
friends all celebrate. So, right April 12? It is time for the town the International Rescue Com- from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, and physical therapist Lize
after I take out a loan for gift of Bedford’s annual spring Egg mittee (IRC). IRC is providing April 19 and 26. If you read Lubbe wrote a very interesting
buying, I will write this week’s Hunt. You will also be able to critical aid to children, parents, this column, you certainly know article on golf injuries and ways
“Birthday Bash” edition of visit with the Spring Bunny and other civilians eeing their that I need to attend this event. to prevent them. She must have
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e Bedford Presbyterian screen) to tell a story, describe at their Cross River facility.
Church has put out their food e good folks at the Para- On Sunday, April 24, from a moment, express a viewpoint,
collection tent and are request- mount Hudson Valley eater noon to 4 p.m., it’s time once or send some love. is interac- is old joke always brings
ing donations from the com- in Peekskill have a wild and again for Bedford 2030’s an- tive workshop will begin with a smile to my face, “If April
crazy April set for shows. On nual Climate Action Earth Day learning about writing in a fun showers bring May owers
April 9, the all-girl quartet, Festival. Join local non-pro ts, and dynamic way, followed by what do May owers bring?
Lez Zeppelin; on April 22, Dry and a variety of local earth- opportunities to write together. Pilgrims.”
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Meghan Condon takes the ball upfield.
Aidan Summer on the run GIRLS LACROSSE
Mia Puccio fights off the defense.
John Jay beats
Tappan Zee

BY RICH MONETTI yard line, she moved left, juked back,

CONTRIBUTING WRITER and beelined for the net. No chance

to stop the train, she put John Jay up

On Tuesday, March 29, John Jay’s 6-2 at 12:51.

quick 3-0 lead versus Tappan Zee Forty- ve seconds later, Summer

seemed to say that the frigid tempera- put the shine on next and kept the

ture was going to be the Wolves’ main score the same. Cau eld’s penalty

opponent. But the Dutchman, who shot from the ten yielded nothing

still opted for their warm-weather but the John Jay goalie’s net. Plenty

attire, heated up and made John Jay’s of praise for her goaltender, Mc-

home opener a game. Not matching Donough made sure to spread the

up dress code-wise didn’t prevent the acknowledgment around. “Aidan is a

Wolves from nishing, and Coach part of the defensive unit, the whole

Jess McDonough was de nitely defense worked together so they

warmed by her team’s mettle after a can minimize breakdowns,” Mc-

12-10 victory. Donough said.

“I was impressed with our team’s Even so, Tappan Zee stayed on

ability to stay poised and grind it out,” point. Staker scored on the penalty

McDonough said. “Tappan Zee is a at 8:57 and Linehan kept John Jay’s

great team, and they made us work for hands full on the next two goals. e

everything.” attacker went through tra c for the

Still, John Jay’s passing made it look goal at 6:59 and then dumped a pass

easy through the rst four minutes. into Marley Wright to cut the lead

Twice, Shannon Nolan hit a cutting to 7-5.

Mia Puccio over the middle, and in But John Jay didn’t let the visitors

between, Georgia Wilmoth led Caro- hold the momentum. Mia Puccio

line Panzirer streaking toward the took a pick from Annabel Brennan,

goal. and unleashed from the right to close

So down 3-0, Tappan Zee called the half at 8-5.

for time, and the reset put the leg e opening of the second had

warmers on the visitor’s slow start. Tappan Zee missing the memo,

Winning the face-o , the Dutchmen nonetheless. Cau eld and Wright

got down eld and showed they could cut the lead to 8-7 and Summer get-

thread the needle, too. Kathy Staker ting knocked to the ground on the

took the swing pass from behind the next possession, the Dutchmen were

goal and hit Kellie Linehan on the run primed to tie.

to get on the board at 20:33. Instead, the defense converged,

Undeterred, Wilmoth and Panzirer and after getting play going the

did a double-take. Wilmoth bided other way, John Jay took their time.

her time from behind, and taking the e Wolves worked the ball for a full

pause, Panzirer suddenly cut for an three minutes before Panzirer saw a

opening on the left. In sync, Wilmoth glimmer and ri ed from the right for

led her attacker, and John Jay took a a 9-7 lead.

4-1 lead at 18:34. en after the teams traded pen-

Tappan Zee was not chilled, alty goals, John Jay got much-needed

though, but a hot goaltender pays no daylight. Kate Mercer found an open

heed to the weather or a good rush. Brennan right in the middle, and she

In this case, Charlotte Cau eld found made easy work of the Dutchman

space on the right, and Aidan Sum- goalie at 8:54.

mer stood tall with her stick at 17:27. Unfortunately, the separation

Of course, the nifty passing did didn’t last long. Linehan came down

soon get its due. Marissa Fitzpatrick with the face-o , and her rush got

found Isabelle Conway out front in Tappan Zee within two.

tra c and the lead was cut in half at Only 12 seconds elapsing, John Jay

15:15. didn’t panic, and Shannon Nolan re-

A little serendipity then played into fused to be denied. She took the ball

John Jay’s next goal. An interior pass at the 10 and kept dancing until an

bouncing o Lee Tansey’s head, Jane opening emerged. Nolan let loose

Brennan corralled the ricochet and and a 12-9 lead with 3:20 remaining

got the ball to Jojo Degl. She went sealed a hard-fought victory.

full steam up eld, and getting ahead “We de nitely learned from this

of the defense, Degl passed back to game and are focusing on getting

Panzirer for a 5-2 lead at 13:49. better every day,” McDonough said.

PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI A minute later, Panzirer showed John Jay improved to 3-0 on Sun-

she could go it alone, too. At the 20- day with an 18-5 win over Pelham.



John Jay
splits a



On Wednesday, March 30, Carolina Cerna across, but John Jay managed but DelMoro still wants to see Siena Marrazzo
John Jay traveled to Byram Hills to get on the board in the fth. his girls be more aggressive at the
to open their season. A new team portunity with the bat either. e Emma Klares walked, Siena Mar- plate. Other than that, DelMoro we’ve got to work on.”
whose moving parts haven’t been junior got her rst varsity hit, and razzo reached on an error, and hopes his girls can stay focused on e Wolves rebounded on
settled, the Wolves are a work she got a jump with more than Maya Nelsen singled home the their side of the ball. “We’ve got
in progress, according to Coach just her bat speed. run. A double steal made the score to control what we can control,” Friday to beat Port Chester, 18-
Steve DelMoro. 8-2, but Byram just poured it on he said. “Our e ort, our attitude, 2.  Olivia Blank got the win and
“I was able to gure out the after that. our approach at the plate, our ap- both Ava Kersh and Maya Nelsen
“We got a new dynamic, and sequence of numbers they were proach to the game—that’s what had three hits. In addition, Josie
we’re still trying to gure out the using for signs,” Cerna said. “It Even so, the Wolves did put the Scott had four RBI, and Ashley
puzzle,” he said. e hope then is helped me at-bat, because I knew ball in play throughout the game, Buatte, Maya Nelsen, and Brenna
that better things are on the way what pitches were coming at me.” Doherty had three RBI each.
after a tough start to the season.
Unfortunately, no runs came
Byram Hills got two runs in the
rst o Olivia Blank and didn’t let
up in a 14-2 victory.

ere were a few highlights,
though, for John Jay. Ashley
Buatte threw a runner out at
the plate in the rst, and Brenna
Doherty did the same from right
in the third. Making her rst var-
sity start, Carolina Cerna then
gunned down to third for the
double play.

“We made some plays here and
there,” DelMoro said.

Cerna didn’t waste her rst op-


John Jay has its eyes
on the section title

BY RICH MONETTI will bode well for the whole team. “ ey know Mia Holbrook PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI
CONTRIBUTING WRITER what to expect, they understand the competi-
tion, and believe it or not, they are not fazed by
Waiting for winter to end, John Jay nally got it all,” Blank said.
onto the golf course, and the team is set. Coach
Artie Blank has an 11-man team and one pretty e team also has some impressive newcom-
good girl competing on the ladies’ side. ers. First, Will Sanz has made the switch from
baseball. Playing golf for only a few years, said
Seven returning boys, the Wolves have four Blank, “I’ve never seen a kid who can drive the
All-Leaguers from last year.   Nick Holbrook ball as far as him.”
quali ed for the sectionals, is very consistent,
and can hit the long ball. Also qualifying for the Sanz will be joined by Chris Marchini, Col-
sectionals was Owen Magier, and consistency is man Rice, and John Becker. “ ey know their
also the name of his game, according to Blank. way around the course,” Blank said. “ ere’s
“He’s solid all the way through,” the coach said. no doubt in my mind that they can play at this
Dean DiGuglielmo got All-League honors,
too, and Mia Holbrook kept it in the family. As for the coach’s part, his instruction im-
Taking sixth in the section last year, she would plores the kids to stay in the moment and be-
have moved on if Covid had not canceled the lieve. “Not every shot is going to be perfect,”
state tournament. “She’s got a really good, com- Blank tells them. “Concentrate on the next shot
plete game. She’s focused. She’s right on,” Blank and trust your mechanics.”
Another good season is before the Wolves,
ree more returnees are Dugan Ellin, Scott and that goes beyond just winning the league
MacDonald, and Walter Oestreicher, who are championship again. “We want to be one of the
back with another year under their belts, which top four teams in the sectionals so we can play in
the sectional team championship,” Blank said.



John Jay starts season with two losses

BY RICH MONETTI a pitch, Lucas Orlovitz reached Nick Fassert
CONTRIBUTING WRITER on an error by third baseman
D’Aversa-Herbert, and after a PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI
John Jay began their season wild pitch, Mike Russo scored
on Wednesday, March 30, at Skrilo with a sacri ce y.
Dutchess Stadium. A pretty big
stage, the Wolves lost a close 3-2 John Jay pulled within one
decision and then came home when the third baseman over-
to face Eastchester on Saturday. threw rst on Marco Maiuolo’s
Unfortunately, the afternoon af- grounder, but Eastchester an-
fair did go so well, either. swered right back in the top of
the fth. DiBenedetto’s two-out
John Jay fell behind 2-0 in single scored Lamb, and the Ea-
the rst and went on to lose by a gles led 4-2.
score of 6-3.
Unfortunately, DiBenedetto
e game looked to get o to wasn’t done yet. After two bloop
a good start as Lucas McLaugh- singles, the DH’s two-out single
lin’s line drive headed right to- added two more, and Eastchester
ward Nick Fassert. But the sec- had a 6-2 lead going into the bot-
ond basemen dropped the ball tom of the seventh.
and the Eastchester leado hitter
reached. After Andrew Hammer Although John Jay wasn’t ready
bounced back with a strikeout, to concede. Russo led o with a
Nate Lamb made John Jay pay single and got to third on a steal
with a two-run blast to left. and a wild pitch. e catcher
scored on Maiuolo’s ground out.
A walk and an error at third But following a walk to Liam
by Daniel Pieratti didn’t let Touhy, Pieratti and Chris Civetta
Hammer o the hook, either.
So, the starter reached back and ew out to end the game.
got Gabe D’Aversa-Herbert on
strikes. Alec Skriloff
fires to first.
John Jay going quickly in the
bottom of the rst, Hammer Andrew
picked up where he left o . He Hammer
got Ty Pfei er and Jason Ugalde on the
on strikes and retired the side mound
with a McLaughlin grounder to

John Jay went in order in the
second and Hammer helped
Eastchester follow suit—getting
a measure of revenge by strik-
ing out Lamb to end the inning.
Nonetheless, John Jay again went
pretty quiet in the bottom of the
third and returned to the era of
their ways in the fourth.

After AJ DiBenedetto lashed a
double to center, Hammer threw
Mike Rinaldi’s sacri ce bunt into
right eld and the visitors had
a 3-0 lead. Hammer kept the
damage contained, though.

He got D’Aversa-Herbert on
strikes. But on a comebacker to
the mound, the pitcher held the
ball too long when checking the
runner on third. Leaving run-
ners on the corners with one out,
Hammer doubled down by strik-
ing out Ugalde and McLaughlin.

With a little help from the
Eastchester defense, the John
Jay o ense then rewarded their
pitcher. Alec Skrilo was hit by

Boys lacrosse goes 1-1

John Jay boys lacrosse opened the Mike eled to Pelham and scored a 10-9 come- Chris DiChiara had two each. DiChiara John Jay could not build on the victory

Bocklet era by going 1-1 on the week. from-behind victory. Andrew Kiefer had scored the tying goal and Savastano had and fell 15-7 at Manhasset. Luca Duva

On Monday, March 29, John Jay trav- three goals, and Nick Savastano and the winner at 6:17. had two goals in defeat.


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Can New Yorkers a ord Medicaid The proposed budget
homecare and nursing home for all? estimates that the cost of

GUEST Cuomo, there was a consensus New York does not have a resi- the proposed expansion
CORNER in New York that access to the dency requirement, it will open
Medicaid homecare program the door to residents of neigh- of Medicaid would be an
ANTHONY J. needed to be tightened as the boring states such as New Jersey
ENEA cost of the program was be- and Connecticut that do have a additional 5 million to
coming signi cant and rising. Medicaid resource test coming
The Covid-19 pandemic However, the thinking that to New York to receive Med- 20 million dollars.’
resulted in the delay of prevailed in the NY Legislature icaid homecare and/or nursing
the implementation of and the o ce of the Governor home. Furthermore, New York- -Anthony J. Enea
the thirty (30) month look- on or about the spring of 2020, ers that have previously retired Enea, Scanlan and Sirignano, LLP
back period for the Medicaid has apparently changed. In the to states with warmer climates
Homecare Program in New York current budget proposed by will see this as an opportunity other states to obtain Medicaid and focuses his practice on Elder
that was to become e ective on Governor Hochul, there is a to return to New York and not homecare and/or nursing home Law, Wills, Trusts and Estates.
October 1, 2020. e sixty (60) provision which eliminates the have to use their life savings for without regard to their savings Mr. Enea is the Past Chair of
month lookback period nursing resource tests ( nancial eligi- homecare and/or nursing home would cost so little. us, the Elder Law and Special Needs
home Medicaid remains in place. bility) for Medicaid homecare services. question we should all be asking Section of the New York State Bar
Because the federal government and Medicaid nursing home the Governor, our State Sena- Association (NYSBA) and the 50+
declared a health care emergency eligibility for the aged, blind or As those who already have tors and Assembly Persons is Section of the NYSBA. He is also
due to Covid-19, New York was disabled. us, if this budget is Medicaid homecare services whether New Yorkers can a ord the Past President and Founding
not allowed to implement this passed and the elimination of and/or nursing home services millions of dollars or billions Member of the National
new lookback. us, transfers the Medicaid resource limit for know, both programs are strug- the proposed Medicaid expan- Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
can continue to be made to third the aged, blind or disabled is gling to keep up with demand sion would cost its residents. (NAELA)-NY chapter, President
parties and a Medicaid Asset approval by CMS (Center for for services and the quality of of the Westchester County Bar
Protection Trust without creat- Medicare and Medicaid Servic- those services have already been Anthony J. Enea is a member of Foundation and a Past President
ing a lookback period (period es) no matter how much money impacted by Covid labor short- Enea, Scanlan and Sirignano, of its Bar Association. He is uent
of ineligibility). As of the date one has in savings, they can be ages and low pay for health care LLP of White Plains and in Italian. Mr. Enea can be
of this writing it is anticipated eligible for Medicaid homecare workers. It is hard to imagine Somers. He is a certi ed Elder reached at 914-948-1500. Visit
that the 30-month lookback and/or Medicaid nursing home. how expanding these programs Law Attorney accredited by the www.esslaw for more
for Medicaid covered homecare to the a uent without any National Elder Law Foundation information.
services will now become e ec- us, it would be possible for resource limitations will not
tive on July 1, 2022 for transfers millionaires over the age of 65 detrimentally impact the needy WHY DO WE
made on or after October 1, to immediately become eligible New Yorkers that require the
2020. for Medicaid homecare and services. ADVERTISE
nursing home without having
When the 30-month look- to worry about making transfers e proposed budget es-
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either 30 months for home care icaid would be an additional 5
or 60 months (period of ineli- million to 20 million dollars. It
gibility) for the nursing home is hard to imagine that allow-
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