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to vie for
three seats on
BY BOB DUMAS
When Mahopac School District voters go to the polls Roger Duran David Furfaro Michael Martin
on Tuesday, May 18, they will be able to vote for three
candidates from a slate of six contenders.
Two incumbents, Lucy Massafra and David Furfaro,
are seeking re-election, while a third, Larry Keane, is
not. Newcomers Roger Duran, Michael Martin, Jack
Mota and Ally Mueller all hope to garner enough votes
to join the board. e top three vote-getters will earn
Here is an up-close look at the six candidates.
ROGER DURAN Lucy Massafra Jack Mota Amy Mueller
Roger Duran is a married father of three who has
to the community and with two of my children still in them but stay within the budget.
lived in Mahopac for the last 19 years. He has an MBA the Mahopac school system, I would like to help on the “I also work with di erent stakeholders cultivating
from Mercy College and has worked as a nancial plan- school board.”
ning and analysis manager for the last 15 years for com- relationships as well as providing guidance to those
panies such as E*Trade (guiding the marketing team’s Duran said that a big part of his job is to question
$160 million annual budget) and Genpact (supporting how things operate and see if there is a way to improve SEE CANDIDATES PAGE 6
an international infrastructure team’s $70 million annual
“In the past, I have supported the Mahopac commu-
nity as a coach for baseball and currently softball along
with chaperoning events,” he said. “I have reached a
point in my career where I have more time to dedicate
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EDITORIAL TEAM Candidates Night Meet the six candidates run- May 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; June 5, the rst Friday of each month
BOB DUMAS ning for school board: Lucy Mas- 9a.m.-5 p.m.; June 12, 9 a.m.-5 at 11 am. is month the group
EDITOR: 845-208-0774 e Mahopac PTOs will host safra, Joaquim Mota, Jr., David p.m. Registration fee: $10; NYS will discuss “ e Color of Wa-
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THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021 Your Neighbor MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 3
Local doctor pens Dr. Buetti-Sgouros
Teaches bravery in face of scary
BY BOB DUMAS “In my pediatric training they you attack it with little steps, you togetashot.com and other online Buetti-Sgouros said. “When CO-
EDITOR o ered a course in hypnosis to can do it.” retailers like Barnes and Noble and VID came along, I had nothing to
help kids tolerate painful proce- Amazon. do, so I said this would be a good
When Maryann Buetti-Sgou- dures without fear. I was skeptical,” e book is done with digi- time to do this.When life gives you
ros was a kid, she didn’t like going she said. “ ey taught us tech- talized photography (her illustrator “I thought this (the pandemic) lemons...”
to the doctor because she feared niques based on distractions and it had to leave midway through the would be a good time to do this,”
getting a shot. She really hated worked. And I thought, I bet this project).
shots. A lot. technique can be modi ed.”
“It is lighthearted and colorful,”
“I was that kid. e nurses used So, Buetti-Sgouros tried singing Buetti-Sgouros said of the book’s
to have to chase me and then pin (she does play piano) to her young look.
me down,”she said with a laugh. patients as a means of distracting
them before giving them a shot. Buetti-Sgouros said the reac-
Now,all these years later,the for- tion to the book has been good but
mer longtime Mahopac resident is “I probably have sung ‘Let It Go’ it has been a challenge to get the
the one giving the shots. more times than Idina Menzel,” word out in the middle of a pan-
Buetti-Sgouros said with a laugh demic.
Dr. Buetti-Sgouros is chair of of the song from Disney’s “Fro-
pediatrics at Northern Westches- zen.”. “ e kids like it; it is going well,”
ter Hospital in Mount Kisco, has she said.“It has been hard to have a
a private practice with Westches- In her old o ce in Mahopac,the book launch during COVID. You
ter Health, and is a fellow at the waiting room was designed to look can’t really do book signings. We
American Academy of Pediatrics. like a theater, replete with movie have done some Zoom story times
She had previously practiced out posters, and kids were inspired to with some libraries.”
of an o ce on Miller Road in request their own speci c songs.
Mahopac, where she lived for 16 Pro ts from the sale of the book
years. Her now-grown children are “ ey knew that was one of the will go to Boys and Girls Club.It is
all MHS grads. She now resides in techniques to distract them,” the available at http://www.notscared-
White Plains. doctor said.
So, as a children’s doctor, Buetti- “I’m Not Scared to Get a Shot”
Sgouros knows all too well how started out as a poem meant to
not just getting a shot, but other inspire bravery and followed a
invasive procedures as well, can be young patient through the front
scary for kids. And she has always door of the doctor’s o ce and then
sought ways to make it easier on through the procedure.
them. e result of that quest is
her new book, “I’m Not Scared to “It discusses things that might
Get a Shot,”which came out in late make you cry, but how you are OK
February, published by Dorrance in the end,” Buetti-Sgouros said. “I
Publishing Co. thought, let me write a book where
[that message] repeats and you nd
ough she had written for mag- out that in the end they are out the
azines and some professional publi- backdoor with smiles on their fac-
cations before, it was Buetti-Sgou- es. If you remind them to be brave,
ros’ rst attempt at writing a book. they will be. If you put all the focus
on ‘it will hurt,’ then it will hurt. If
‘I probably have sung
‘Let It Go’ more times
than Idina Menzel.’
-Dr. Maryann Buetti-Sgouros
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‘Supportive’ housing project
put on hold
Developers of 72-unit complex head back
to the drawing board
BY BOB DUMAS or are recovering from mental ill- changes to the project size, scope and PHOTO: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL
EDITOR ness and ready to live on their own, location that would impact SEQRA.
albeit with some outside support. To that end, we would request the Carmel police help
A plan to build a 72-unit apart- Planning Board delay the distribu- ‘shed the meds’
ment complex on Baldwin Place e project would have required tion of their intent to be lead agency
Road that would provide 36 af- several variances and Brody told the until clear de nition of the project Carmel police o cers Sandy Crecco and Chris Fox ac-
fordable apartments and 36 sup- Planning Board they were anxious has been determined. Once the appli- cepted approximately 200 pounds of drugs and medicines at
portive apartments has been put to get before the Zoning Board of cant makes this determination, we the Shed the Meds event on Saturday, May 1, at the Town
on hold as developers head back to Appeals to plead their case because will return to the Planning Board Hall in Mahopac. e event provided residents with an op-
the drawing board to consider “sig- without the variances, there was no and make a presentation. portunity to clean out their medicine cabinets of old, expired
ni cant changes to the project size, point in moving forward with the medications and prescriptions to keep them from falling into
scope, and location.” site-plan application. Should you have any questions or the wrong hands or polluting the environment.
comments regarding this informa-
e development, known as However, in a letter to the Plan- tion, please feel free to contact our To advertise in Mahopac News, call Brett Freeman at
Fairhaven at Baldwin Place, is ning Board, Je Contelmo, senior o ce. 845-208-8151 or email [email protected]
being proposed by Search for principal engineer for Insite En-
Change, a nonpro t organization gineering, which is designing the Je rey Contelmo
in Valhalla that has provided reha- project, indicated that Search for Senior Principal Engineer
bilitative services for the mentally Change was rethinking the entire Insite Engineering, Surveying &
ill for the past 46 years. project, including its scope and lo- Landscape Architecture, P.C.
cation. Craig Paeprer, chairman of the
Ashley Brody, Search for Planning Board, said he had ex-
Change’s CEO, told the Plan- e letter, in its entirety, reads: pected the project to be on the
ning Board earlier this year that e [Planning] Board has re- agenda for the next board meeting
36 of the units would be “a ord- quested we prepare copies of plans, and was surprised by Contelmo’s
able” apartments for those who are applications and the environmental letter.
struggling nancially. e remain- assessment form for the subject project “It looks like they are rethinking
ing 36 apartments would be desig- for circulation under SEQRA [State the whole thing,” he said. “I guess
nated “supportive,” for those who Environmental Quality Review they are looking at a new location.
have su ered some type of trauma Act]. e applicant has informed us We will have to wait and see.”
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CANDIDATES ticipated in various activities and sports hard worker. Above all, I am dedicated to fective team member. I have experience
and through their involvement. Furfaro, this community. I will work tirelessly to in many aspects of service. In the wake
FROM PAGE 1 who is completing his rst three-year create the best environment I can for our of Hurricane Harvey, I was certi ed as a
term as a school board trustee, has served children to excel and thrive.” FEMA contractor and assisted with re-
that report to me,” he said. “I am look- as a coach and then became president of lief e orts in Texas.
ing for the opportunity to learn and grow the Mahopac Sports Association, a role MICHAEL MARTIN
in this role to help our children and our he enjoyed for more than 10 years. He Michael Martin is a lifelong resident “I value our community and I strong-
community.” has also served on the Carmel Recreation ly believe in service,” he continued.
Advisory Board for the past decade and of Mahopac and all three of his children “ rough my experience in construction,
He said one of the reasons he is run- the town Planning Board for the past have attended Mahopac schools. maintenance, highway, tax and commu-
ning is he is “always concerned about how three years. nity-service positions, I’ll be an e ective
we are spending money.” “I have been consistently impressed advocate for the taxpayer in ensuring the
“I am now retired from my work running with the quality of education in the $54 million bond for safety and construc-
“I want to make sure we are spending it a municipal-bonded construction company Mahopac School District,” he said. “As tion will be e ciently spent. My goal is to
correctly—in the right place at the right and have turned my attention more fully to a small-business owner and the current ensure that we provide our learners with
time with no favoritism,” he said. our local community,” he said. deputy highway superintendent for the the best education available by prudently
town of Carmel, I bring a diverse résumé managing resources.”
Duran said his priorities are to make Furfaro said that during his three years and unique insight to the school board.”
sure the district has the resources to be as a trustee, the board was able to attain a In coming years, Martin said, he be-
certain that students who have been capital bond for building improvements, Martin said his experience working in lieves that education, in general, will face
learning at home are not left behind once address school security issues, create a the tax assessor’s o ce in both Carmel many challenges, some of which are yet
they return to the classroom and to en- strategic academic plan, and improve and Southeast enables him to bring ex- to be recognized. ere will be global def-
sure that the high school science lab is up school employee retention. tensive knowledge of tax procedures and icits to address, he said, but the pandemic
to date with all the right equipment. regulations in the area to the board. As has highlighted the need for educational
“With the current challenges around a former member of the Carmel Assess- equity.
DAVID FURFARO hybrid schooling and health and safety ment Review Board, he has worked with
School board incumbent David Fur- issues raised by COVID-19, I am more community leaders to hear the concerns of “ e digital divide should be bridged
dedicated than ever to keeping our residents and to reach equitable decisions. and we need to include all students in all
faro and his wife, Dawn, have lived in schools and community thriving so that phases of education while consistently
Mahopac for 20 years, drawn here by the all local children can enjoy the many “I also currently hold a position on the hearing and responding to the needs of
“great schools and strong community.” bene ts of being a part of the Mahopac Ossi Sport Club board of o cers,” he the community,” he said.
school system,” he said. “I am a strong noted. “Many years of working as a fore-
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CANDIDATES provide students the advantage ing of administration, sta and fresh set of ideas, we will realign ure cannot continue.”
FROM PAGE 6 for future success. parents to bring a variety of ideas with the path to truly be Mahopac Mueller said that while CO-
from multiple perspectives.” Strong.” VID-19 was an anomaly, there
LUCY MASSAFRA JOAQUIM ‘JACK’ MOTA Mota said that as a Con Ed are more obstacles facing the stu-
Lucy Massafra is a Board of Joaquim “Jack” Mota and his worker, and elected member of ALLY MUELLER dents that the school district is not
Education incumbent who has wife are both Mahopac High the union’s executive board, he is Ally Mueller, the mother of equipped to handle.
served on the board since 2013 School graduates. Mota is an experienced and prepared to han- three children who attend Aus- “I am running for the board not
and is seeking her fourth term. employee of Con Edison and an dle the protocols and responsibili- tin Road Elementary School, is to point ngers at my peers, who
She has lived in Mahopac for 39 elected union o cer serving on ties of a governing body. a business owner, an artist and a were handed an unprecedented
years and is a graduate of Ma- the executive board. “Transparency and open com- soccer coach. She and her hus- situation, but to o er ideas and
hopac High School. She is mar- “I want to bring transparency, munication are key elements to band, Noah, their kids and dogs out-of-the-box thinking,” she
ried with three children, all of scal responsibility and strengthen my success in leading union meet- have lived in Mahopac for more said. “In my business, I have
whom are Mahopac High School the curriculum in our district,”said ings. I wish to bring these same than10 years. learned to pivot into new ideas
grads. the father of three school-aged skills to our community,” he said. Mueller said she was inspired to and make every dollar count and I
“Working in healthcare and as children. “Like many concerned “I learned the ability to negotiate run for school board because she am con dent I can help bring our
a marketing manager has a orded parents, I became increasingly and collectively bargain, which is wasn’t happy with the way the dis- district back to exceptional levels
me experience with budgeting, involved during the pandemic re- another area of focus that I will trict responded to the pandemic. of education.”
cost analysis, policy compliance searching ways to e ciently and address. We need nancial over- “ e past year exposed a variety Mueller said she is eager to help
and controlled purchasing,” she safely return our sta and children sight utilizing a variety of avenues of failures in our education system improve school lunch options and
said. to school. I witnessed the nega- to allocate spending. We need to and Mahopac was no exception. o er students more exposure to
Massafra said she is seeking re- tive impacts remote learning had support our teachers with 21st When we pushed to open sports trades and life skills.
election for three reasons: on our children. Having a spouse century professional development but not schools, we are failing our “One of the bright spots for our
1.To continue to ensure the s- who is a teacher, I understood the and guarantee college and career children,” she said. “When we ne- family this past year was watching
cal accountability of the district. safety concerns. A major concern readiness for our students.” glect to survey the community for our kids learn to cook, garden and
2.To make sure policies are cur- for many in the community was Mota said the pandemic ex- help and ideas, we are failing our do small projects in the yard.,” she
rent and adhered to and they t the void of parent voices in the posed weaknesses and areas that children. When we stay hyper- said. “ is newfound con dence
our current state. reopening plan. As a board of ed are in dire need of improvement focused on the obstacle, but never and independence are critical to
3. To ensure students and sta trustee, I will ensure that parents within the school district. step back to see what other dis- young adults and I will work to
have the proper tools for success, are viewed as valuable stakehold- “We need to re ect and revise tricts are doing to overcome it, we ensure it is a part of their curricu-
especially now. ers.We need focus groups consist- our approaches,” he said. “With a are failing our children. is fail- lum moving forward.”
“ is past year has been chal- PButenstamStCeaokusntiny!
lenging for our entire community,
especially our students, parents,
teachers and sta ,”she said. “As we
move past this pandemic, provid-
ing our students with support and
resources is what it is all about. As
a board member, I will continue to
ask the hard questions and not be
a rubber stamper, while continuing
to push for transparency.
Massafra said that as a tenured
board member and homeowner,
she has insisted on tax-neutral
budgets, supporting the concept
without compromising programs
for the students.
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Downed trees, wires block 6N, cause brush ﬁre
High winds with gusts up to 50 mph NYSEG crews repair the downed
wreaked havoc on the area last Friday wires and remove the tree from
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Downed trees and wires block Route
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e heart of the matter Poised at the midpoint of spring
Ihave always been blunt and pretty healthcare plan and my boss encour- The rst half of spring is over. way through and has delivered half of its
transparent about myself and my aged me to see a doctor. He knew In the rst rush of spring, color gifts to us, has become so rmly ensconced
life in this column and I am not that I was having issues walking and is key. It’s a distraction from the that the entire landscape has changed
about to stop now. even bought me a cane. But my head neutral wash of tans and browns and to delight our eyes and our souls. Green
I’ve been sick. remained rmly taupes cluttering the leaves have sprouted ev-
When your doctor planted in the sand. elds. LIFE, erywhere, on the ground
First rise the snow- HEALTH, and in the air, absorbing
tells you that you OUT OF en, after the drops, in late Janu- POLITICS and re ecting sunlight,
came to him just in MY HEAD holidays, things ary and February and shining and shady. Sharp
the nick of time... got worse. I started
well, that’s pretty BOB feeling weird—it’s early March, little green MARA green shards of grass
sobering. DUMAS hard to describe but shoots and petite white SCHIFFREN have risen everywhere in
heads peeping out of the the lawn.
Part of my prob- it includes a feel-
lem is genetics (I ing of fatigue and earth when temperatures In a mere month,
drew the short stick heaviness unlike still feel frigid. Each we have moved from a
in the gene-pool lottery) but most anything I’d ever experienced before. year it’s a wonder they survive. Charming greyed-out landscape with our eyes trea-
of it is my fault... stupidity, neglect, My breathing was now labored. e and teeny, they provide hope of so much suring any sprig of green to a green that
denial. legs and feet continued to balloon, and more to come. ough at times their ap- is now omnipresent, and on days when
About four years ago I needed eye just walking, even with the cane, was a pearance feels like giving a few tiny bites it rains, it has begun to feel like we are
surgery for cataracts, but before they challenge. I was falling down a lot. to someone starving for food (though living in the midst of a rain forest. ere
could do that, I would need a physi- My boss had seen enough. He told that is the o cial way to go about refeed- have been times lately when the air was so
cal. at was something I hadn’t had me to make an appointment with a ing someone starving). It hardly lls the thick and full of water that it felt that like the
in ages. (Told you... neglect.) ey doctor or he was taking me to the ER. soul or the imagination or the nervous grass and the trees and bushes were all grow-
discovered what I knew they would I needed to nd a new primary care system yearning for a full palate of color ing visibly before our eyes. e start to the
discover—I was a Type 2 diabetic. It doctor, so I did—right here in Ma- – the world come back to life – all around abundance that spring produces every year.
runs in the family (that’s the genetic hopac—and set the appointment for a them. Green is the most restful color in the
part) so I was quite familiar with Wednesday afternoon. Next arrive dusky magenta Lenten visible spectrum, existing at midrange
the symptoms, many of which I was I woke up that morning feel- Roses and the Glory of the snow. e of those wavelengths perceptible to the
already manifesting. I also had a ing crappier than usual. A friend/ latter are also teeny owers, but they are human eye. We see green more easily and
litany of other maladies: hypertension, coworker volunteered to drive me to so brightly colored blue that they are re- better than any other color along the vis-
edema, neuropathy, cholesterol issues, the appointment, and I had trouble splendent repositors of the hope of spring. ible spectrum. Perhaps for that reason, the
thyroid issues—a diabetic’s greatest just climbing into her SUV. My feet And with them, large swathes of yellow color calms the human nervous system,
hits. felt like they were encased in cement da odil and yellow forsythias. Yellow, reduces stress naturally, and helps to move
So, I was given a stack of prescrip- blocks. I could barely lift them. which is the living color of cheerfulness our nervous systems easily into a parasym-
tions and cleared for the cataract Inside the examining room, the and brightness and the sun, so necessary pathetic state, also known as the relaxation
surgery (which went o without a doctor, whom I had never met before, in early spring. ey gladden hearts and response. In other words, being outside in
hitch). My primary care doctor at took one glance at me, and said, “You spirits alike, outlasting the wind and the the green-green world and absorbing that
the time continued to send me to a don’t look good.” He is very good. cold as spring begins to become en- color which is all around us has many of
plethora of specialists related to my He looked at my swollen, wooden sconced, settled into the earth, here to stay. the same health bene ts that deep breath-
other illnesses, during which time my legs and shook his head. Listening to And this year in particular we had a ing, or meditation provide.
company switched to another health- my lungs with his stethoscope, he said harvest of da odils that was extraordinary. e parasympathetic state is crucial
care plan, which was not nearly as to the nurse, with some alarm, “I hear e mild winter mixed with thick snow because it is only when the body moves
good as the original. So, I stopped it crackles!” I didn’t know what crackles cover in much of February performed into this state that digestion and learning
all. I was tired of all the appointments, were (I do now! Fluid in the lungs!) its magic. Underground all the bulbs and healing can occur and sleep in which
the waiting rooms, the paperwork, the but I knew it couldn’t be good. multiplied madly and whole bunches of the body repairs itself through autophagy
bills. So... I just stopped. After all, I “Call 911,” he told the nurse. da odils popped out from the earth for and other pathways.
felt ne. Stupid... I know. “I’m sending you to the ER,” he our appreciation. And above them large Nature is healing and provides vast
e “feeling ne” part began to said to me. canopies of pink cherry trees. I often wish bene ts to our health and welfare on such
change last summer in the middle Within minutes, the EMStar folks the pink horizon would remain like that subtle levels that we cannot yet possibly
of the pandemic. I started feeling were there along with a cadre of all spring and summer. comprehend them all.
tired, lethargic. My legs and feet were EMTs from Mahopac FD’s ambu- And then early star magnolias, many Walk outside in nature this spring and
getting pu y. Which was a shame lance corps. ey were amazing. ey petaled in pure light, bright white, an am- breathe deep.
because I have great legs. took over. ey were professional, plitude of blossoms coming into bloom.
I knew instinctively that none of calm, cool and collected... and funny. Now, the lilacs and early wisteria Mara Schi ren, PhD, is a writer, certi ed
this was COVID-related. I had no We are lucky to have these folks in abound. Purple clusters above our heads Functional Medicine Health coach, certi ed
fever, no respiratory issues, no loss of our community. and hanging down from arbors. Pink and integrative psychiatric educator and certi ed
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DUMAS book and would start taking walks LETTERS
as soon as my feet were no longer
FROM PAGE 10 the size of a anksgiving parade No thanks, In my career I made hundreds are from out of town. We are
balloon. Democrats of drug arrests. I’d say 85 per- closer than they are! We will
So, I got the rst ambulance ride cent were marijuana related. I be inundated with tra c and
of my life. Only took 10 minutes And on top of all this, my
but seemed like 10 hours. I spent landlady recently told me I had lived in Queens till 2015 and in my opinion, none of what
about four hours in the ER while to move. Her mother was coming
they poked, prodded and pricked to stay with them, and they were To the editor, saw rst hand what marijuana I have mentioned is worth
me time and time again. giving her my apartment. After six
years, I was being unceremoniously Reading Bernie Kosberg did to adults and kids. It’s a any revenue it may generate!
Blood. ey took a lot of blood. tossed out. Finding a new place has
ey gave me a diuretic, which been hell. And the doctor tells me I gives me indigestion. Un- starting point, a gateway drug! We all know our already high
am supposed to avoid stress. Yeesh.
made me pee a lot. I had sono- der Biden, in just a few short I’m reading this article in property taxes won’t go down.
grams, echocardiograms, electro- So, if any of you know of a studio
cardiograms. All kinds of grams. or small one-bedroom apartment months, we have lost thou- the Mahopac News (Vol.12 Come on! e only thing that
Except a candygram. Which was in the Mahopac/Carmel area that I
probably because of the diabetes. can a ord on a newspaper editor’s sands of jobs, there is a crisis No.12) about this “Apple will happen is all negative and
salary, I would appreciate a heads-
Finally ensconced in my room, up. I am quiet, clean, amiable and at the border, prices are up store”-like dispensary in Mas- counterproductive to why we
the cardiologist came in and told always pay my rent. I am a non-
me I had congestive heart failure smoker and though I love animals, on most everything, we are sachusetts. Here’s my opinion. all moved here.
and had su ered a minor heart have no pets. I have references out
attack. I also had hypertension and the wazoo. mocked by China, there is no Our little, beautiful hamlets ank you, Mr. Lombardi,
hypothyroidism. Toss in neuropa-
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It was all xable, he assured me, as possible.
but it would take time, medicine Democrats, says Bernie. Hell, certainty that if Carmel allows say if you really want to know
and a change in my behavior. I told I would like to continue to be
him I was all in on the behavior your editor for a long time to come! no! one of these “Apple store-like what the taxpayer thinks, send
part. I was buying a new recipe
Pauline Bruno dispensaries” to open in any us all surveys/questionnaires!
Mahopac of our hamlets, a number of I’m almost positive what you
things are going to happen. will hear is that the majority
Not sold on Crime will go up! Automobile of us do not marijuana sold le-
legal weed accidents will go up! Qual- gally here in our quaint town!
ity of life will su er! Property De Blasio has ruined the
values of our homes will go city; Cuomo is ruining this
To the editor, down! state. Opt out or were next!
I am a retired NYC police e article clearly states Hector Garduno
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One Mother’s Day I thanked my getting up and leaving. I wasn’t any hero.
mother for having us. I’m a twin, so she But I just couldn’t leave him sitting there
had to endure a double dose of childbirth. all alone. At rst, I didn’t want to be seen
I was deeply sincere, almost ready to cry. with him, my reputation and all that. But
My mother started laughing. Robert was so devilishly funny and unpre-
dictable, after a while I looked forward to
“What do you think?” she said. “ at seeing him.
I didn’t want you? Having twins was the
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15 percent. Robert, he thought everybody
Sorry, Ma, you were wrong about that. was gay. One day we snuck out of school
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ASSIGNMENT habits themselves. I would of us, like a bunch of hungry
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RICK ter behaved, better trained the aphid population. “Lady- there are still more one- almost started to make sense
MELÉN and more civilized than the bug, ladybug, y away home! celled organisms on Earth there, but it was a false alarm.
cats, but I’d have no one to Your house is on re, your than there are humans. And Nobody is invincible, so we’d
argue it with. So we got a children are gone!” I sing. if everything on Earth eats better start to get humble. As
My wife forwarded dog to keep the cats from a Hardly any reason to go back, everything else, why hasn’t I was telling a couple bobcats
me an email from
the Westchester life of crime, but the dog has I guess. And before anyone the world been taken over by the other day, you may be the
its own agenda and the cats knew it there were ladybugs Brussels sprouts, which have nastiest critters in the for-
aren’t on it. So we got a dog all over the place and they no known enemies that we est now and then, but in the
Department of Health that trainer to help, and now we had an infestation on their know of ? broader food chain, you’re
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On Tuesday, June 8, Mahopac tax levy request and the biographies Library. is is an opportunity for keel so that they remain prepared LIBRARY
Public Library will hold of the community members who are the public to ask questions about the to enter a new grade level in the fall. CORNER
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Prior to June 8, each household in e annual meeting of the Board is an opportunity to protect what is out the pandemic, provide opportu-
the Mahopac Central School Dis- of Trustees will be held on Monday, yours—your investment in a strong nities for fun and social engagement.
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Having skin in the game GARO ty. It didn’t matter where we
were going. Just that we were
unplanned and unwelcome protection under my arms was FROM PAGE 12 going and going, free, letting
not a terrible thing, as long as life come to us.
TRACY skincare experience. I wore a tank top and had my lingering for a while and now
arms raised over my head any that it was nally settled, I felt We stopped for gas in some
For instance, this morning time that I was outside in the relieved. But Robert ran away. small hick town. Robert,
sun. But the moisturizer made ebullient, hopped out of the
BECKERMAN I went to use my moisturiz- my hair at and greasy which “You hate me!” he cried. car and started to irt with a
is really a good look for a se- He didn’t talk to me for two young guy at the pump, who
er, and I grabbed the wrong rial killer, but not so much for weeks. And then, as if noth- in turn made a comment to
me. And, of course, my body ing happened, he was telling his friend about some weird
tube. Without realizing it, I was so slick from the haircare me about his plans for the people being around that day.
product that when I tried to future. He was going to school He, of course, meant Robert.
squeezed the contents of the put on my jeans, they stuck to to learn how to be a hairstyl- It was something Robert must
me and now I’m pretty sure I ist and moving to California, have heard all the time- even
tube into my hands and then will be buried in them when which he eventually did. from his own mother.
I die because they are never One of the best days of my
Dear company that slathered deodorant all over coming o . life occurred shortly before In so far as the lottery for
makes all my skincare the end of high school. My mothers is concerned, I got
products, my face. Of course, it’s nice Which leads us to my ques- sister had just nished college. lucky. Robert didn’t. Nev-
to know that I won’t have a tion. I would like to request Every day she and her best ertheless, Robert somehow
smelly face, but it really wasn’t that you change the sizes of friend, Zoe, went on some managed to love his mother.
these tubes, so no one else ever new adventure. ey were One day I asked him why.
I’m writing to tell you that the outcome I was hoping for. su ers the experience of look- going to Bash Bish Falls that
ing like a serial killer mime day. I wanted to go but knew eatrically, he placed his
I am a BIG fan of your prod- It was also nice to know that wearing slick jeans and a tank they would never take me. So, hand over his heart and
top, who at least, will not have I told them about Robert and declared, “BECAUSE SHE’S
ucts. ey work wonderfully my face would stay dry all a smelly face. how because he was gay, he MY MOTHER!”
had no friends and never got
and I’m truly thrilled that day, although, unfortunately, Most sincerely, to go anywhere. Could we go at was Robert, always
Tracy Beckerman with them? joking, even when he was
you have products that meet it dried white and now I look Zoe thought it might serious,
For more Lost in Midlife, sign be groovy and if we didn’t
all my needs—moisturizer, like a mime. up for my brand new Lost in behave, they could always kick Every Mother’s Day I gave
Midlife Newsletter! It’s got blog us out of the car and let us my mother the same things:
sun protection, hair care, and e bigger issue, though, posts, book giveaways, and more. hitchhike home. Flowers, candy, a card, a hug,
Just go to tracybeckerman.com/ Robert stole a bottle of and a kiss. Now that I think
deodorant. I also like the way was that this mistake then newsletter. peach brandy from his moth- about it, she never showed
er’s liquor cabinet. It was gone much enthusiasm for other
everything is in similar-sized created a domino e ect where before we hit Duchess Coun- gift-giving occasions. But I
know one thing for sure: My
tubes, so it all looks nice when I put my sun protection under mother hugged me hardest on
arranged on my vanity. My my arms, moisturizer in my
husband, of course, thinks hair, and haircare product all
I’m nuts for wanting all my over my body to add volume
products to line up nicely, but and bounce to the hair on
this is coming from a guy who my arms and my legs. Yes, I
squeezes his toothpaste from know all these products have
the middle, so I wouldn’t put a di erent consistency, and
much stock in his opinions. I should have noticed that,
Anyway, there is one thing but I was busy watching my
I would like to ask your help husband squeeze the life out
on. While it certainly looks of his toothpaste, so I was
nice to have all the tubes the distracted.
same size, it can make for an I actually thought the sun
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STRONG trouble understanding math. their ngers to add, subtract wich. (Two pieces are the same represents how many pieces
LEARNING As a result, they’ve steered or gure out multiplication as the whole.) If you eat one you cut the whole sandwich
away from anything to do with facts. Research has taught us of the two pieces, how would into and the 1 represents how
DR. LINDA math their whole lives. Years that children who used their you describe what you’d eaten many of the four pieces you
SILBERT ago, a woman told me that she in fractions? You’d write the ate.
struggled so much in math ngers early on did better number 2 to represent how
Dear Dr. Linda, that she became phobic. She in math eventually. Teach- many pieces you cut the whole If expressed as a percentage,
I was enlightened by your was once at an Avon party and ers were probably focused on sandwich into. en you’d you ate 25 percent of the sand-
when it came time to pay, she how quickly a student could draw a horizontal line above wich, because 100 percent (the
article on math for the person got so nervous. she told every- recall an answer or the sum or the 2 and write the number of whole sandwich) divided by 4
who couldn’t do fractions. It one she felt sick, put down her multiplication fact—once you pieces that you ate. at would = 25. Each of the four pieces
was so simple the way you order, ran out of the house, got get into higher mathematics, be just 1 piece. So, you write = 25 percent of the sandwich.
explained it! in her car and went home. you do need to go faster. But the number 1/2. 1/2 is a frac- If you ate two pieces it would
telling a young child (who tion that represents what part be 50 percent (2 x 25 percent),
Could you explain percent- Yet, these same people do usually ends up hiding their of the sandwich you ate. three pieces 75 percent (3 x
ages for me? I don’t even know math everyday of their lives hands under the desk or in 25 percent), and again, if you
how to put the numbers on and simply don’t realize that their pockets so they can count Percentages are just another at the whole sandwich, you
a calculator to gure out the what they’re doing is math. on their ngers) that they can- way of describing the same would have eaten 100 percent.
percent. I usually end up with For some reason, early in their not use their ngers, not only thing. One whole sandwich
a number that I can intuit to schooling, these individuals denies the child of developing is 100 percent. If asked how at’s it!
be the answer, for instance became confused when learn- a sense for numbers, but also much of the sandwich you ate, Believe it or not, once you
when I’m buying a dress at 35 ing math or were told they creates a scared child who you’d answer by saying, “I ate understand this, you’re ready
percent o . I can do 10 and 20 weren’t good at it and as a emotionally shuts down when one of the two pieces, or half to learn about decimals, which
percent, of course. result became nervous just they hear anything to do with of my sandwich.” Half of 100 are yet another way to describe
thinking about it. Plus, we’ll math. percent is 50 percent. You ate the same thing—pieces of a
Fran, Retired Music Teacher never know what words were 50 percent of the sandwich. whole thing.
Dear Fran, said to them by one of their Now, back to you. You claim Have fun with math,
teachers or a parent. that you don’t understand per- If you cut the sandwich into
ank you for being so centages. In the other column, four pieces, and ate one of the Dr. Linda
honest. ere are many adults One of the sad facts about you may remember that when four pieces, you could express
who, like you and “Grandma how children were taught Grandma cut a sandwich into it as a fraction by saying, “I ate Write [email protected]
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Remote possibilities not so remote
BRUCE the projection of noted business e “customer-facing”arena of but it necessitated a change in my proximity and minimal interaction
THE BLOG consultancy McKinsey & Co. travel and leisure (hotels,restaurants, job position within the company, with groups of people.
airports) is somewhat unique in that with my L.A.duties no longer
BRUCE McKinsey developed a novel the workers constantly are dealing practical. e business consultants also
APAR scoring system that represents the with new people,points out McK- looked ahead to the impact of
physical proximity of workers in insey,which increases the “unknown” Today,with Zoom working remote work and concluded that
What would the hit TV various industries,or,as McKinsey factors and tends to favor remote, overtime as a verb and a synonym as many as one-fourth of people
series “ e O ce”look dubs them,“arenas.” virtual or e-commerce transactions for “meeting,”I would have a much could work from home as often as
like if it was premier- instead of in-person exchanges. better chance at maintaining my three to ve days a week.
ing today? (Odds are there will be e idea is that the closer work- bi-coastal bona des -- virtually,if
a series, whether a revival of that ers are to each other on a daily basis In 2020,e-commerce’s portion not physically. at would be four or ve times
series or a copycat, capturing the in a given profession,the more of total retail sales increased two to more remote work than pre-
new zeitgeist of the post-pandemic likely that their surroundings will ve times the rate before Covid. Scenarios similar to my job jour- pandemic. e ripple e ect reaches
workplace.) be transformed going forward to McKinsey forecasts that 75 percent ney will develop in the wake of the beyond the choice between an
acknowledge the new precautions of of consumers who bought some- pandemic,with its inevitable e ect employer’s o ce and a home of-
COVID-19 has left a lasting daily human interaction. thing online for the rst time during on business travel and how certain
impact on all facets of our lives that the shutdown will continue to shop jobs are performed.As unpleasant ce. Social scientists foresee a surge
is unprecedented in modern times. TELEMEDICINE online. as it is to acknowledge,the changes in suburban populations and in the
Because of the shift to remote work, e highest rating—which is to also mean the disappearance of jobs appeal of small cities.
a signi cantly higher dependency on VIRTUALLY BI COASTAL that are easily automated or simply
e-commerce,and advances in cost- say,the sector expected to experi- Business travel is sure to become no longer essential,becoming the What that means for large
e cient arti cial intelligence and ence the most changes ahead in casualties of lost revenue and its cities is at once both obvious
automation,25 percent more work- their environment—is medical care, less prevalent now.I can relate to concomitant cost-cutting. and ominous, at least on paper.
ers than previously estimated may including hospitals,clinics,and doc- that.In the 1990s,I had o ces in
need to switch occupations. at’s tors’o ces.Telemedicine already is Manhattan and L.A.,which kept THE GREAT OUTDOORS ese geographic shifts tend to
on the fast track as a high-growth, me constantly commuting between Among the most “protected” be cyclical, though, so it would be
game-changing technology,with the two cities at least once a month short-sighted to give up on the
Amazon,Apple,and other mega (and,one time,for six weeks running, industries, reports McKinsey, are vitality and singular in uence our
players staking their claim to a siz- with trips home on the weekend). those that take place outdoors, major cities bring to the pulse of
able share of the market.A telehealth After 9/11,air travel was considered such as construction, farms, and the nation.
company in India,Practo,grew more a risk.Not only did my bi-coastal property maintenance. ey have
than 1,000 percent within an eight- work life come to a screeching halt, been much less a ected by CO- Bruce Apar is a writer, actor,
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Senior second baseman Ashley Usewicz delivered
the game-winning RBI double in Mahopac’s 1-0
win Saturday over Lakeland.
Indians on a mission to win section title
PHOTOS: SKIP PEARLMAN BY SKIP PEARLMAN Marino and Ashley Usewicz each went 2-for-4.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER “It was wonderful to see everyone back on the
Senior captain Shannon Becker returned to the mound last week eld, and fans in the stands,” Giansante said. “We
in mid-season form, fanning 25 in Mahopac’s ﬁrst two wins. After missing the entire 2020 spring season, the
2021 Mahopac High softball team is back on the picked up right where we left o … we never
stopped, there was no lapse in training. ey did
eld, and with a singular mission in mind: to win a lot of hitting.
a section title.
“ e goal was not to take it for granted,” she
“ e goal this year is to win the section, and added. “After losing last year, we have one year left
we expect absolutely nothing less,” Indians coach with my core of seniors. It took an extra year to get
Cristina Giansante said this week. “Anything short here, but they’re not going to let losing a year deter
of that is unacceptable. Because they won’t accept them from their path.”
it and won’t let anything get in their way. ey’re
hungry, and they deserve it.“ Giansante liked the way her team responded to
North.“North is a solid team, and their pitcher was
Mahopac opened the season in impressive fash- good,” she said. “But I was impressed with our hit-
ion, picking up right where they left o two years ting. One through nine in our order is solid, and
ago, mowing down Clarkstown North, 11-0, last this is my rst year at Mahopac that I can say that.”
Wednesday at home.
Giansante said Becker was on point.
Nationally ranked pitcher and senior team cap- “Shannon was great, she works harder than any-
tain Shannon Becker delivered a two-hit gem, one I know,” she said. “She’s disciplined and deter-
striking out 16 and going 3-for-4 at the plate. mined, and she’s exactly where we want her to be.
Her rise was on, and her fastball was overwhelm-
Indians slugger and senior captain Lauren Zecca ing.
connected on a pair of doubles and drove in ve
runs, going 2-for-3. Freshman Gianna Lofaro SEE SOFTBALL PAGE 21
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Mahopac falls to White Plains FROM PAGE 20
in season opener
“Michelle (DellaMura), our catcher, also did a phenomenal job
BY SKIP PEARLMAN 3-for-4 with an RBI for Mahopac. Nicky calling the game,” Giansante added. “She’s brilliant behind the
CONTRIBUTING WRTER Moeller went 2-for-4 with a double and one plate, and calls a great game, makes the right adjustments. It’s
RBI, Vin Mariella went 2-for-3 with a double crazy for a girl that age to have such an understanding of the
it wasn’t the debut the Mahopac varsity base- and an RBI. Kevin McKeon was 2-for-4, Jack game. She’s awesome.”
ball tesm was hoping for, as a 5-run fth inning O’Connor and Joey Koch each doubled.
sparked the host White Plains Tigers to a 9-3 e Indians followed that win with a gritty, 1-0, victory Satur-
victory Monday in the season opener for both e Indians return only one player—senior day at Lakeland.
teams. captain Kevin McKeon—from the 2019 team
that went 11-9 and lost in the rst round of the Becker tossed a three-hitter and struck out nine. Each team
Mahopac trailed 3-2 in the fth inning, when playo s to Clarkstown South. Newcomer and had four hits in a tightly contested pitcher’s duel between Becker
senior starter Mike Sharkey was relieved by ju- senior Mariella will also serve as a team captain. and the Hornets’ Stella Bale.
nior Chris McKeon, who gave up a pair of earned
runs. Junior Conor Watts came in with the bases e Indians pitching sta of starters Chris e game was scoreless in the seventh inning when Becker
loaded, and gave up a grand slam to the rst bat- McKeon, Mariella, and senior Andrew Luongo, reached on a bloop single, then scored the game-winning run on
ter he faced, the Tigers’ Chris Maguire. along with relievers Watts, Sharkey, Mikey Am- a clutch double from Usewicz.
brosecchia and Jack O’Connor, have no varsity
“ at was a tough loss, it’s always tough when experience. “Bale has a full ride to Dartmouth, so she’s a good pitcher, with
you walk the rst guy of the inning,” Indians great movement and this was a serious pitchers’ duel,” Giansante
coach Myckie Lugbauer said. “Sharkey didn’t “ ey’ve never played varsity ball, so that’s said. “A very good game; Shannon had a bloop single, and Ashley
have his best stu , but he competed well for tough,” Lugbauer said. “But a lot of them have doubled to the fence over the heads of a drawn-in out eld. It was
us. And that was a tough rst varsity start for played competitive travel baseball. Varsity and a great job by Ashley and Shannon; they did exactly what they
Conor; he hung the curve and the kid turned on travel are di erent; varsity is more of a team needed to do.”
it. But he stuck with it and did well. Hopefully game, and we have a lot more games. But we will
he can build on it. rely on these guys, and I think they’ll do a good Mahopac returns ve starters—Becker, Usewicz, Zecca, Della-
job for us. I think we have a strong pitching sta .” Murra and Ella Riccobono—from the 2019 team that went 19-4
“I was very happy with the way we swung the and lost in the section semi nals to John Jay East Fishkill.
bats,” Lugbauer added. “We had 11 hits with Lugbauer said the team’s goals remain the
four extra-base hits. But we need to do better same. “ ose ve have been with me the longest, and watching them
producing runs. We left men on base. at will grow into mature accomplished adults has been great to witness,”
come. We only have one player with varsity ex- “Every year our goals are the league and sec- Giansante said. “Between the ve, you can go to the eld anytime
perience, so we will have a learning curve. But tion titles,” he said. “With this group I think and then there will be at least one or two of them there with their
the 11 hits is a good sign. We can de nitely take those are still realistic goals. We just have to do dads practicing. After our practice, they practice. It shows how
some positives away from this game.” the little things. is is a senior-heavy club, with committed they are, how much they want it.”
some young guys in the mix. And I think we can
Senior third baseman Nick Angeloni went be in the mix for a section championship at the Freshman SS/P Ava Lichtenberger (the niece of Mahopac
end of the year.” pitching legend Dave Fleming) joins the team this year and is set
to take over pitching duties for Becker next year. Giansante has
been impressed so far.
“She’s very good, and she’ll ll Shannon‘s role nicely next year,”
she said. “I’m very thankful to have her. She’s also an incredible
shortstop, a natural athlete and a power hitter. She’s a great new
PAGE 22 MAHOPAC NEWS SPORTS THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021
off to strong
start winning two
BY SKIP PEARLMAN Jennings had seven saves in net for
CONTRIBUTING WRITER the Indians.
Przymylski scored what turned
e Mahopac girls lacrosse out to be the winner with 6:00
team got o to a strong start for to play in Wednesday’s win over
the 2021 season last week, beating North Rockland and nished
Carmel, 15-8, in Monday’s sea- with ve goals.
son opener, then nipping North Ava Jennings had two goals
Rockland, 11-10, in a nail-biter and two assists, Ally Savino came
two days later (Wednesday) at through with a pair of goals and Mahopac’s girls lacrosse team won two of their first three games to start the season.
home. e Indians closed the an assist, Audrey Colucci had
week Friday with a 17-6 loss at a goal and an assist, and Nicole had two goals, Savino had a goal
Su ern. Panny added a goal. Jennings and an assist, Colucci had a goal,
In Friday’s loss at Su ern, the stopped six shots on goal. and Carly Ravoli, Gia Perillo and
Indians jumped to an early 2-0 “I was really proud of that per- Panny each had one assist.
lead, and were in it at halftime, formance,” Lieto said. “ e girls Mahopac led 6-4 at halftime
trailing 7-4, but got outscored kept their heads on straight against and dominated the second half.
10-2 in the second half. a really talented North Rockland “After the rst 20 minutes of
“Su ern is a great team, and we team. I love how they handled the game we nally shook o the
had a hard time with their ride both being up and withstanding rust and started clicking again,”
and pressure on defense,” Indians a late rally. So many girls stepped Lieto said. “Our defense was very
coach Jim Lieto said. “ eir pres- up in big moments. Ava Jennings’ strong in the second half, and I’m
sure was relentless in the second ground ball on the nal draw was really excited about how well we
half. at wore us down, and they incredible, she really put herself out spread the goals around on of-
were able to string together a there to come up with a huge pos- fense.”
bunch of goals.” session.Really proud of these girls.” e Indians were scheduled to
Gigi Genovese led the Indians In the prior Monday’s season host Fox Lane today ( ursday,
with a hat trick; Avery Przymyl- opener at Carmel, Przymylski’s May 6) at 4:30 p.m., visit Rye
ski, Juliana Mangione and Emma hat trick led the Indians. Amanda Saturday at 5:30, and travel to
Witt each had a goal, and Grace Beberman, Genovese, Mia Del Mamaroneck Monday for a 5:15
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13. Central part of a church
building south 1. Beautiful 24. Peter’s last name
15. Throw into confusion
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17. Qualities of being
religious 27. A way to induce sleep 3. Shrub of the olive family 26. Title of respect
18. Live up to a standard
21. Seize 34. Makes cash register rolls 4. Self-governing 27. Red wine
35. A city in S Louisiana Netherlands territory 28. Pearl Jam’s debut
36. Make more cheerful 5. Shared one’s view 29. Shaft horsepower
37. Manicurist 6. Tailless amphibians (abbr.)
38. Consents 7. Charge passengers must 30. Frosts
39. Network of nerves pay 31. Cry of joy
40. Mocking smile 9. Sound sheep make 32. Induces vomiting
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“Faster than a speeding bullet! More The students tell Vowel Man about the vowels in their own names.
powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap
tall buildings at a single bound! Look! Up educational business: A, E, I, O, U. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MARIA SLIPPEN/
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not Superman, it’s Mahopac’s own Vowel “What is a vowel?” e students took turns telling their
Man!” Vowel Man made sure each student got
A letter that is not a consonant and when teachers, and each other what vowels were their own vowel shield.
To the delight of Lakeview Elementary
School’s kindergarten classes, shortly after paired with a consonant makes a syllable. in their names, and some pointed them out own shield and then they headed inside to
they got o their buses, a real-life superhero color it.
arrived on the scene: Vowel Man (aka Mi- “What sound does a vowel make?” on Vowel Man’s shield. A couple lucky stu-
chael Tromblee, assistant superintendent of Article provided by Mahopac School District
curriculum, instruction, and professional Any sound that a letter makes that is not dents were even allowed to hold it!
a consonant sound. As the festivities outside wound down,
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at Science &
e 2021 Tri County Science & Technology Fair was
held virtually on April 24 and once again, Mahopac stu-
dents rose to the challenge to bring home several awards.
Middle school students quali ed to attend the fair based Liam O’Brien Bergerson Cassian Fabbie Alexa Tyberg
on their performance at the STEAM Fair, while high
school students competed as part of their science research ([email protected]). e program is still accepting
interested students and is actively recruiting STEM profes-
course at MHS. sionals to assist students in completing their research.
Article courtesy of Maria Slippen/Mahopac School District
Victoria Longo and Olivia Saturn (MHS) earned sec-
ond place in Clinical and Social Psychology for “ e Ef-
fects of Arti cial and Natural Ambient Light on Short
Term Memory”and placed in the top nine of all projects at
the high school level and were nominated to present their
work in Syracuse on June 12 at the NYS Science Congress
Alexander Gaspar and Andrea Settembrini (MHS)
took third place, also in Clinical and Social Psychology, for
“ e Relationship of the Platforms Snapchat,TikTok and
Instagram with Depression, Stress, and Anxiety in High
School Students” and were selected as NYS Science Con-
Alexa Tyberg (MHS) earned third place in Math and Alexander Gaspar
Computers for “Investigating Channel-Adapted Bacon- Andrea Settembrini
Shor Quantum Error Correction Codes in a Realistic Setting”
Cassian Fabbie (MMS) took third place in Engineering “ ank you to the district and sta for always supporting
and Technology for “What’s the Best Conductor?” our students in their scienti c pursuits,”said science research
Liam O’Brien Bergerson took second place in Biology advisor Elizabeth Stephens.
for “Wi-Fried? What are the E ects of Wi-Fi Radiation If you have interest in becoming involved with the sci-
on Plant Growth?” ence research program at MHS, reach out to Stephens
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MUSINGS admission. Come check out Reed Library on-line, at a live sale, or both. site will be under cover, so gar-
FROM PAGE 2
our market on Lake Mahopac! Collaborative Starting now, gardeners can or- deners can stay dry while they
Puzzle der their favorite varieties on- shop even if Mother Nature is
Shop local and eat fresh. e line at shopCCEputnam.com. busy watering her garden.
All persons age two and over Rec Department will be send-
are required to wear a mask.To ing out vendor information, When ordering, shoppers select For more information visit
register visit www.mahopacli- weekly specials, and market Reed Library is inviting com- one of three pick-up dates dur- putnam.cce.cornell.edu, call
brary.org, or call 845-628-2009, updates on its Facebook page, munity members to help create ing the week of May 17 and can 845-278-6738, ext. 220, or
ext. 139. www.facebook.com/CFMat- a collaborative art wall puzzle pick up their veggies and ow- email [email protected]
Footloose Fun in the Garden LakeMahopac. (24x36 inches). To participate, ers in safety without leaving the Sheriff’s Cadets
pick up a blank puzzle piece at car! If online buyers want the Car Wash
ursdays, May 13 and 20, Girl Scout Summer the Reed Library and return it best of both worlds, they can
11a.m. We’ll be reading and by May 17. Decorate it in a way arrange to pick up their online e Putnam County Sheri ’s
that represents you, simple in- pre-orders on May 22 and stop
singing our way through urs- Camp Jobs
day mornings together! is is
a live event that will be held at Girl Scouts Heart of the structions are included. If you in to check out the unique of- Cadets will hold a fundraising
the Library in the Adult Gar- Hudson is hiring creative and prefer to have a puzzle piece ferings at the live sale. car wash Saturday, May 8, 10
den, weather permitting. Sign strong role models for the and instructions mailed to you, Gardeners looking for spe- a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Mahopac
up and get your ll of stories, 2021 Summer Camp season. email [email protected] ci c vegetable varieties should rehouse, 741 Route 6, Ma-
songs, and felt boards all while Hiring is ongoing now; po- Together we will make a fasci- order on-line for best selection. hopac. Cost is $5 per car.
having the chance to see your sitions begin late June 2021 nating and exciting whole. For gardeners that prefer to MHS Track Hours
shop in-person, this year’s event
storytime friends! To register and end mid- August 2021 at Master Gardener will take place Saturday, May 22
visit www.mahopaclibrary.org, Rock Hill Camp in Mahopac
or call 845-628-2009, ext. 139. and Camp Addisone Boyce in Plant Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Due to the need to maintain
rain or shine, at Putnam County social distance during both the
Farmers Market Rockland County. We are look-
ing for nurses, lifeguards, and Cornell Cooperative Ex- Veterans Memorial Park, a new school day and after school ath-
counselors. Everyone 18 and tension of Putnam County location for the event. e sale letic team practices, the MHS
e Carmel Farmers Mar- up is welcome to apply. Go to (CCEPC) will hold its annual will feature heirloom and un- track will be open to the public
ket at Lake Mahopac will be girlscoutshh.org/campjobs or Master Gardener Volunteer usual varieties, including many on weeknights from 8 p.m. to
held Sunday, May 9, 9 a.m. to call 1-855-232-4744. May Plant Sale. For the rst plants grown by local Master 9:30 p.m., mornings from 5:30
1 p.m., Chamber Park, South time, gardeners will have the Gardeners and some one-of-a- a.m. to 7 a.m. and on weekends.
Lake Boulevard, Mahopac. Free options of buying their plants kind selections not o ered in e track will be closed during
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Paul N. Burdewik After graduating Stamford High was an avid reader of books and On May 7, 1977 he married throwing chairs and telling the
School, William served active magazines on nutritional science Donna Ciliano at the Santa Maria refs they were from Foot Locker.
Paul N. Burdewik, 67, of Ma- duty in the U.S. Army from 1952 and physical health. He became Church in the Bronx after being After retiring he became a high
hopac,and formerly of Shrub Oak, to 1954. He was stationed in Ko- quite an expert and was always childhood sweethearts attending school coach and referee. Mark
passed away peacefully with his rea during the war and was honor- eager to discuss the subject and school together since kindergar- also enjoyed working on his vin-
loving family by his side on Sun- ably discharged in 1960. impart his wisdom. ten. ey were blessed with three tage 1968 Chevelle and ZO6
day, April 4, 2021. He was born in At a young age, he developed He is survived by his sons, children. Mark and Donna loved Corvette.
Mt. Vernon, N.Y. on March 27, an interest in photography and William (Arpineh), Robert to dance, taking lessons together Mark was a famous customer
1954, the son of Douglas L. and became a professional photoen- (Liz), George (Stephanie) and learning ballroom and Latin. at his very own “Donna’s Vegan
Marion I. (Bacon) Burdewik. graving photographer, retiring his daughter, Adrienne (Gary ey visited many social dance Cafe” where the food was end-
Paul was a 1972 graduate of approximately in 1995 from Mer- Zylkuski), his sister, Frances Kas- clubs on a regular basis. Mark less and always fresh. His favorites
Lakeland High School and was cury Photoengraving, New York barian, 7 grandchildren and many and Donna loved to travel. eir included Italian classics such as:
the former owner of Valley Brook City. nieces and nephews. favorite places included Hawaii, mozzarella, stu ed shells and egg-
Market in Peekskill. Paul was a On May 25, 1958 he married In lieu of owers, contributions California, Aruba, and Florida. plant parm.
foreman at Croton Farms in Brew- the love of his life,Dorothy Tashji- in memory of William may be Mark was a very family-orient- Mark is survived by his loving
ster at the time of his passing. an who preceded him in death on made to the following Armenian ed man who would move heaven wife and life partner Donna, their
He is survived by his son, Dan- January 19, 2018. ey built their charitable organizations: http:// and earth to attend the many children Michael and his wife
iel of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his home in Mahopac and together www.orran.am/ or http://www. sporting events of his children. He Lauren, Anthony and his wife Di-
longtime partner, Mary Guss, and raised their 4 children. William mer-hooys.org/ is famously known for his ability ane, and Michele Kraminitz and
his sister, Janet L. Burdewik of was a devoted husband and father, Mark Lee Tanzi to appear throughout the cross- her husband Brian; grandchildren
country courses faster than the Landon, Ella, Hadley, Peyton, and
Spring eld, Mass. had a wonderful sense of humor
Cremation services were held and was blessed with a kind and runners themselves. Vivian; and his siblings Lorraine
privately. generous heart. His greatest joy Mark Lee Tanzi of Mahopac A friend to many, he was always Kuks and Lisa Tanzi.
Donations in memory of Paul was time spent at home with his passed away unexpectedly on willing to lend a hand at the drop A Mass of Christian Burial was
may be made to Hospice Care family (especially his grandkids!), April 3, 2021 at the age of 65. He of a hat. celebrated on April 9, at St. John
in Westchester and Putnam, 540 working around the house and was born on Jan. 10, 1956 in the Mark had a passion for basket- e Evangelist Church in Ma-
White Plains Road. Suite 300, tending his vegetable garden. Bronx, the son of the late Gino ball. Prior to retiring from UPS hopac. A private cremation fol-
Tarrytown, NY. For his entire adult life,William and Gina (neé Tersago) Tanzi. he oached CYO basketball often lowed.
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Jerry was a member of VFW Post
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phen P. Driscoll Memorial Lodge
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On May 10, 1958 he married
Josephine M. Pisello at St. John’s
Church in the Bronx. Josephine
died on Nov. 16, 2020. He is sur-
vived by his son, James and wife,
Mary of Carmel, his granddaugh-
ter, Taylor Carley and husband,
Steven and his great granddaugh-
A Funeral Mass was celebrated
on Wednesday, April 14, at St.
John the Evangelist Church in
Mahopac with entombment to
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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation News
Notice of Complete Application at 845
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inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.
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