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Santa Claus comes to town Police warn of
counterfeit $100 bills
PHOTO: SARAH BUSSINGER Merchants are being put on notice to watch out for counterfeit
currency—especially $100 bills—as a slew of fake money has in l-
Anthony Giordano, 3, is excited to meet Santa. trated the area during the busy holiday season.
Santa traded in his sleigh for a re truck on Sunday as he returned to Yorktown for the annual Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble, in emails sent to the York-
Candy Cane Run. town Chamber of Commerce and the Yorktown Small Business As-
sociation, said shop owners should be wary of accepting $100 bills.
Turn to pages 18 and 19 for more photos.
“A cunning group of forgers is passing very believable fake cur-
rency throughout town,” he said in one email.
ese well-made counterfeit bills passed the “pen test,” Noble
said. Using a special marker, many businesses will draw a line on the
bill to determine its authenticity. If the bill is fake, it will generally
change color. ese ones
e best way to deter-
mine whether a note is
genuine, according to the
Federal Reserve, is to pay
close attention to secu-
rity features, such as the
detection pens may give
false results, the Federal
Anyone who may have
encountered a counterfeit
bill should call the police.
These counterfeit $100 bills
have been seized by the
Yorktown Police Department.
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Tom Grossi, host of
“Packast,” was recently
featured on NBC’s
“Sunday Night Football.”
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Packers fan makes primetime debut
Tom Grossi nds success with football podcast
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Among those viewers is a producer from with Upright Citizens Brigade, a popular ing something on the board when a stu-
EDITOR NBC, who discovered Grossi’s podcast and improvisational and sketch comedy group dent shouted out, “Grossi Posse,” the name
o ered him a chance to appear on “Sunday co-founded in 1990 by Amy Poehler. given to his fans. Sometimes, he said, some
e Green Bay Packers are on pace to Night Football.” He received a call from Upon graduating from New Paltz in of his students will even buy his shirts and
have their worst season in a decade, so the producer’s assistant the Wednesday 2012, Grossi was o ered an opportunity wear them in class.
things have never been better for their su- before anksgiving. By Friday, Grossi to continue training with Upright Citi- Despite the demanding schedule of a
perfan Tom Grossi. was being lmed in his Yorktown Heights zens Brigade, but he landed an o ce job teacher, Grossi manages to produce at least
e Yorktown Heights resident, who home. instead. two videos per week. Grossi lms himself
hosts a podcast series dedicated to his fa- e skit, of course, revolved around the “I was so miserable at my job,” he said. watching Packers games, posting a con-
vorite pro football team, was recently fea- Packers’ struggles. ough the team had Grossi re-entered the eld in 2014, try- densed “reaction” video later that night. On
tured in a skit on NBC prior to a “Sunday gotten o to slow starts in seasons past, ing his hand at stand-up comedy during a Wednesdays, he and his wife, Jade, record
Night Football” match-up between Gros- quarterback Aaron Rodgers had always contest at the now-shuttered Copper Face their predictions for the following week-
si’s beloved Packers and their archrival, the managed to rally the troops and lead the Jacks in White Plains. In his debut perfor- end’s slate of games.
Minnesota Vikings. Packers to the playo s. is year felt di er- mance, Grossi took the top spot along with ough usually recording at his York-
For avid listeners of sports talk radio, ent, which was the premise behind Grossi’s a $150 prize. town Heights home, Grossi said he tries to
it should come as no surprise that Gros- video. For the last several years, he’s continued visit Lambeau Field at least once a year. On
si’s success is somewhat tied to his team’s “ ey give me a brief outline of what performing stand-up comedy locally and his show, he has twice interviewed Mark
failures. As the saying goes, “Misery loves they wanted and said, ‘Go,’” Grossi said. in New York City, eventually recording an Murphy, the president of the Packers and a
company.” NBC was at Grossi’s house for about album this past March. native of New York.
“Whenever the Packers start doing three hours, the result of which was a near- “I had so much material, I just wanted to Grossi said he has been embraced in
poorly, my views go up,” Grossi said. two-minute skit that aired around 7:30 get it out,” Grossi said. the Midwest despite being a New Yorker.
Grossi, who graduated from Yorktown p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26. Calling it a “grind,” Grossi said he could ough Grossi does analyze the games,
High School in 2008, found viral success “I was freaking out up until the minute not commit to the physical demands of he said the comedy element of his podcast
three years ago after the Packers surren- it aired,” Grossi said. “It was so surreal. stand-up comedy, which includes many makes it more palatable to opposing fan-
dered a 12-point fourth-quarter lead to the My wife was next to me freaking out. My late nights in New York City. bases.
Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Champion- phone was exploding into another universe “It takes 10 years to get anywhere,” “Wisconsin is No. 1 in terms of my
ship Game, eventually losing in overtime. (with messages from family and friends). I Grossi said. viewership,” Grossi said. “Vikings and
A comedic video of him reacting to the loss was very happy with how well it came out.” Instead, Grossi said, he focused on Bears fans also watch.”
garnered more than 65,000 views. Despite his success in the podcasting building his online presence. Grossi said e Packers remain a longshot to make
“ at sparked the whole thing,” Grossi world, it remains only a part-time gig for his students are “very much” aware of his the playo s this year, but things are looking
said. Grossi, who teaches at the Ursuline School comedy and podcasting career. up Grossi, who is still ying high o his
at success prompted Grossi to launch in New Rochelle. Grossi chose the edu- “ ey know I did stand-up because they NBC appearance.
“Packast,” the rst episode of which was cation eld after graduating from SUNY know how to use the internet,” he said. “It adds validity to what I’m doing,” he
recorded in August 2015 from Lambeau New Paltz, where he had his rst foray into On one of his rst days of teaching at the said.
Field, the legendary stadium in Wisconsin comedy. At New Paltz, Grossi had lessons Ursuline School, Grossi said, he was writ- ough he still teaches to pay the bills,
where the Packers play their home games. Grossi is hopeful that he can eventually
At rst, the podcast was available only in ‘I was freaking out up until the minute it aired. turn all of his attention toward podcasting.
audio form, but Grossi expanded to You- “If you asked me that two-and-a-half
Tube the following August. It was so surreal.’ years ago, I would have said there’s no way,”
“Everything now has visual and audio,” he said. “ e way we are growing and the
Grossi said. –Tom Grossi speed at which we are growing, it’s start-
His YouTube channel has more than 1.3 Host, ‘Packast’ ing to look a little more realistic. I’d love to
million total views and 7,600 subscribers. have a studio that’s not in my basement.”
Page 4 – Yorktown News Thursday, December 13, 2018
YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL Non-proﬁt honors
Student selected to
All-Eastern Ensemble e Justin Veatch Fund, a Yorktown- Funds raised last month will allow the
Orchestra based non-pro t organization that provides non-pro t organization to establish a
scholarships to musically inclined graduat- 2019 scholarship in memory of Capellini.
ing seniors, has named a scholarship in Wilkens Farm provided use of its build-
honor of Albert A. Capellini, a former Yor- ing and Yorktown Pizza and Pasta pro-
Kevin Fink, a senior at Yorktown High of NYSSMA is to advocate and improve ktown supervisor who died earlier this year. vided food for the event.
School, has been selected to perform at the education in music of all people by
the Eastern Division Honors Festival promoting appropriate music activities Our Nov. 14, the Justin Veatch Fund For information about the Justin
held in Pittsburgh in April. e event is and programs in the schools and com-
sponsored by the National Association munities throughout New York State. and the Yorktown Small Business Asso- Veatch Fund,contact Je rey Veatch at je @
for Music Education.
PHOTO COURTESY OF YORKTOWN SCHOOLS ciation held a fundraiser in the White Hill thejustinveatchfund.org.
He will be among the more than 200
students selected from school music pro- Kevin Fink, middle, with orchestra Vineyard Tasting Room at Wilkens Fruit For information about the YSBA,
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Orchestra and Choirs selected from
schools across the east coast. ners performed. optonline.net or 914-874-4347.
As a member of the All-Eastern Or- PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB GIORDANO
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with renowned conductor Jung-Ho Pak. Yorktown Small Business Association President Bob Giordano; past scholarship winners
Noah Mattison, Ari Perakis and Alicia McMillan; Supervisor Ilan Gilbert; Highway
“ is is a wonderful opportunity for Superintendent Dave Paganelli; and Justin Veatch Fund President Jeffrey Veatch
our students,” said Nancy Torrente, Yor-
ktown High School orchestra teacher.
“ ey will work collaboratively with
other young musicians from schools out-
side of New York and gain valuable ex-
perience by working with renown master
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Yorktown boy lights Westchester’s Christmas tree
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dent, helped light a 40-foot Christmas Tree
on the day after anksgiving, signifying
the start of the holiday season in Westches-
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nated her kidney this past August.
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YORKTOWN TOWN BOARD
Spending up $1.2 million in 2019 budget
BY TRUDY WALZ dents without utilities ($53). Sounding the alarm as she did Comptroller Pat Caporale. lowing year and the years after
CONTRIBUTING WRITER At a public hearing on the at hearings on the 2018 budget “ e problem boils down to that.”
presented last December by out-
e Town Board was expected preliminary spending plan on going Town Supervisor Michael this,” Siegel said during the hear- In the 2018 budget, Siegel said,
to adopt a total preliminary bud- Tuesday, Dec. 4, however, those Grace and applying the same ing. “When the actual levy in the tax levy “was a whopping
get of $58.6 million at its work tentative numbers didn’t sit well logic, former Supervisor Susan the budget is less than the state- $980,570 less than what it could
session Tuesday that includes a with all in attendance. Some said Siegel urged the board to not “re- allowed tax levy, the town is pe- have been. at gap meant that
spending increase of $1.2 million they felt the board should adopt peat the mistakes of the past.” nalized. at’s because going for- the 2019 levy that you’re deal-
over 2018. a 2019 budget with no tax in- ward, the following year’s allowed ing with is almost a half a million
crease, while one scal watchdog Under the tentative plan, the levy is based on the previous [dollars] less than what it could
e bill for the “typical York- emphasized the importance of tax levy, money raised by prop- year’s levy, so in any given year, if have been. And now the pro-
town homeowner,” which means incorporating the full amount al- erty taxes, would increase to the town’s actual levy is less than posed budget is aggravating the
an assessed valuation of $10,000, lowed by the state to increase the $31,287,784, up 2.6 percent its maximum allowed levy, the problem by creating an additional
would increase 2.57 percent for municipal tax levy, touting the from last year. e maximum al- following year’s maximum levy $400,000 gap.”
residents with utilities ($56); and bene ts to the town’s bottom line lowed by state mandate in 2019 is is less, which puts the brakes on
increase 2.58 percent for resi- in the future. $31,726,993, according to Town what the town can spend the fol- Siegel asked to board to sit
down with the town comptrol-
‘ ere’s absolutely no reason why we can’t have a at tax in the budget.’ ler and “ nd ways to increase the
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making that change?” she asked
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earlier that is in need of imme-
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she said, it would be “possibly
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has multiple options on how to
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about increases and decreases
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among other things, to “make a
rm commitment” to complete
the uoridation program, not-
ing residents have been without
uoride in their drinking water
for six years.
Don Roberts, a member of
United Taxpayers of Yorktown,
was of a di erent mind, saying,
“ ere’s absolutely no reason
why we can’t have a at tax in the
budget.” He also asked whether
the state has any recommenda-
tions regarding the fund balance.
Supervisor Ilan Gilbert said it
is not a “hard, fast” rule, but the
state recommends a balance of 15
“Looking at your audit report
for this past year,” Roberts said, “I
think your fund balance is out of
control. e fund balance in your
audit report said you have $26.7
million of fund balance, and that
increased $4 million from the
Again, Gilbert stressed, “It is a
After questioning various line
items, asking what the town has
done to rectify the lack of com-
pensation on the 48 parcels in
Yorktown owned by the state and
where the board stands in regard
to a previous suggestion that a
budget advisory board be formed,
Roberts reiterated, “ ere’s no
reason the town has to raise taxes
this year; there’s none at all.
SEE BUDGET PAGE 9
Thursday, December 13, 2018 Yorktown News – Page 9
BUDGET 19 plan, it is not possible to spend $4 Simply mention that you found us in the
Yorktown News prior to receiving an estimate.
FROM PAGE 8 million to build a highway garage.”
“In a perfect world, if we had unlim-
“ ere’s more than enough money in ited resources—and we don’t—the town
the fund balance,” he said, adding that should consider a new highway garage at
“the expenses that are in the budget are some point in time,” Gilbert said. “I was
overstated.” elected because I indicated I’d be open-
In response to Roberts, Siegel again minded regarding the viability of all
took to the microphone. projects in this town.” But after speak-
“ e fund balance,” she said. “Yes, it ing with the highway superintendent
should be spent, but it should be spent and other department heads, he said, “It
on major infrastructure projects…You do is clear to me we have more immediate
not use it to lower your taxes.” and pressing needs of infrastructure is-
When Siegel suggested one option the sues and that we cannot a ord” to move
board would have to meet the $400,000 on the grants.
threshold under the state tax cap would However, he said, “I am one who also
be to raise the water rates, Gilbert said, would not like to turn back grant money,”
“We’re looking into that.” adding it might be repurposed, possibly
Regarding Siegel’s suggestion that the to refurbish the current garage.
board raise the tax levy, thereby increas- Councilwoman Alice Roker said she
ing the tax rate by $31, Councilman Ed had wanted the department heads to
Lachterman said, “To someone on a xed prepare a presentation on all the capital
income, that $31 may mean a lot. Even projects that need to be done, noting,
more important, we’re going to get hit by “ ere are serious infrastructure prob-
the county this year, and we’re probably lems in the town of Yorktown.”
going to get hit by the state, too, so that Roker said Siegel’s request for a one-
$31 starts to multiply.” year capital plan was “appropriate.”
Gilbert, before motioning to continue “But when you talk about the tax cap,”
discussions at the board’s next meeting, she said, “it can be used as a sword or a
returned to a statement by Councilman shield.”
Vishnu Patel before the hearing be- “ e one thing I can tell you, this is not
gan regarding inclusion in the ve-year a political budget,” Roker continued. “We
capital plan of $4 million to relocate are looking at di erent ways to make sure
the highway and parks departments to everything is done and still be able to have
Greenwood Street. e line item in- that 15 percent in our fund balance.”
cludes $375,000 in grants secured by e budget also includes a $10,551
Sen. Terrence Murphy. raise for Highway Superintendent Dave
“I oppose the highway garage now and Paganelli. His salary of $121,328 would
tomorrow,” Patel had said. “In the 2018- be equal to Gilbert’s.
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On Stage: the Existentialism Using a wider lens
In the wonderfully comedic movie, Eves, as they populated the planet.
If you want a crash course in Millen- tion in how the younger half lives and “ e Big Sick,” the protagonist hi- Is it possible that all of us have, as
nial World, I have just the ticket for lariously attempts to downplay—in
you. Billed as an alternative comedy, ancestors, this small group of 2,000
it’s a play titled “Adap-
tive Radiation,” on thinks—and how they agonize over their his stand-up rou- survivors? It seems
stage through Dec. 30
at Denizen eatre in future, even as they struggle to make tine—that he forgot preposterous. However,
New Paltz. (Ticket info: MY the fact that our DNA is
Denizentheatre.com/ sense of a present that, his girlfriend’s
in their eyes, conspires birthday. He sug- PERSPECTIVE so similar in all humans
Although this is the gests that, in light of is, for most scientists,
vest-pocket venue’s against their pursuit of all the cosmic facts JAMES strong evidence that we
second production, the of the earth and MARTORANO did indeed originate
Denizen quickly has BRUCE happiness.
established an ambi- THE BLOG e familiar Mil- universe, his faux from such a small group.
tious sense of adventure and resourceful
stagecraft worth celebrating. Along with lennial tropes are here:
local standard-bearers Hudson Stage
(Armonk), Penguin Rep (Stony Point), BRUCE quarter-life crisis, pas is rather insig- If you examine the
and Axial eatre (Pleasantville), we
would bene t from even more local arts APAR preferring bicycles over ni cant, and there- DNA of other species,
advocates that actively curate new works
and encourage original voices in search cars, Starbucks, iPhones, fore excusable. Although intended only you will see wildly disparate results.
of a megaphone.
personal arcs, a thing as comedy, he does raise an interesting Perhaps the dilemma of a species
Twentysomething playwright Han-
nah Benitez, of New York City and for metaphors, love of point. struggling to avoid extinction is not
Miami, is just such an emerging artist.
In “Adaptive Radiation,” receiving its rom-coms, no love for If you’re like me, your life is ooded unique to us. In 1992, scientists dis-
world premiere at Denizen, rapid- re
exchanges among the four characters our carbon footprint. with the need to accomplish myriad covered a planet, very much like earth,
colorfully convey the angst and the
lifestyle vernacular of her peers. As be ts any social satirist worth their detailed and speci c tasks. Did I take that was orbiting a dead star. One can
Millennials and younger audience salty wisecracks, Ms. Benitez is as apt out the recycling? Did I remember to only imagine the emotional distress
members will get all of the Millen-
nialisms without a glossary. For Baby to poke fun at the quirks of her own co- (you can ll in the blank)? Yet, oc- of any intelligent life as they came to
Boomers, like yours truly, Ms. Benitez
delivers an eye- and ear-opening educa- hort—such as their use of codi ed non- casionally I’m tempted to open up my realize that their sun, and therefore
words like “ish”—as she is to skewer the mind’s “lens” and take a wider view of their planet, was doomed. No living
repressive tendencies of an over-arching life. How wide? My favorite physicist, thing can escape the levels of radiation
social hierarchy that she vows will stop Michio Kaku, suggests there is no limit emitted from a dying sun. is is the
exploiting her generation. to how far we can look both backwards very scenario that is the basis of the
Our four tour guides on this pi- and forwards. So, let’s give it a try. Superman epic. Krypton is dying; yet,
caresque journey are Mel (short for Scientists suggest the universe began most of the leaders of the planet are in
Melanie), a designer who interns for an around 13.8 billion years ago with the denial. Superman’s parents build a small
“evil corporation” (Genevieve Simon); earth forming a mere 4.543 billion spaceship and send their son into space
her roommate Olivia, a co-worker at the years ago. Dinosaurs roamed the earth just as their planet explodes.
same company (Fredi Bernstein, Actors’ until around 65 million years ago when In a million years or so, scientists
Equity); medical student Robert (Sam the Cretaceous-Palaeogene extinction agree that the sun will envelop the
Massaro, Actors Equity); and hipster occurred. Not only did they perish as a earth, killing all living things. When
Steve, a gig economy entrepreneur, who result of a shower of meteors, but most faced with a hostile environment, a
grows and sells bamboo, repairs bicycles, of the world’s animal and plant spe- species will normally take one of three
microbrews craft beer, and works in a cies did as well. is is only one of ve courses: 1) it seeks greener pastures, 2)
SEE APAR PAGE 12 major extinction cycles that seem to it adapts to the changes, or 3) it perish-
reoccur every 700,000 years. es. e end of our sun is such a cata-
Finally, around 200,000 years ago, strophic development that adaptation is
humans emerged (if you see a movie impossible. e only successful route is
where humans are sharing the earth to become a “two-planet species” or, as
with dinosaurs, walk out). Approxi- some scientists have put it, to search for
mately 75,000 years ago, the volcano Plan B. When the time comes, popu-
Toba erupted. is was a super volca- lating a new planet in another solar
nic eruption at the site of present-day system is the only long-range solution.
Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia. e Such a development is so far into the
result was a massive deposit of soot future that it is more likely that other
and volcanic ash, which blanketed the events will intervene to deal a poten-
sun and caused a global volcanic winter tially fatal blow to the human species:
of six to 10 years. is preceded what 1) e danger of global warming
many scientists estimate to have been could easily turn our own atmosphere
a 1,000-year-long cooling episode. against us. e fact that what should be
One can only imagine the chaos that a scienti c issue has become a political
must have permeated the human race one, only makes the likelihood of global
as whole tribes of people struggled to disaster all the more inevitable.
escape the poisonous and choking ash. 2) e real threat of nuclear war. Our
Since the sun was blacked out of the continued survival is banking on the
sky, temperatures plunged and 90 per- stability and sanity of world leaders to
PHOTO COURTESY OF KORDELL PRITCHARD PHOTOGRAPHY cent of all living things perished. e understand the need for restraint. Good
A group of Millennials are launched into whimsical chaos by a mystical speck of light in survivors who remained, an estimated SEE MARTORANO PAGE 14
alternative comedy Adaptive Radiation at Denizen Theatre in New Paltz through Dec. 30. 2,000, became the new Adams and
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 11
LETTERS Created by Nature.
Ex-politicians should leave gracefully Inspiration.
To the editor, VISIT OUR
Has the time come for certain former Yorktown politicians to leave the public NEWWEBSITE!
limelight and return to private life? I can’t pick up the newspaper without seeing photos themexicanshack.com
of recently defeated politicians taking center stage at ribbon-cutting ceremonies, town
events and even Town Board meetings acting as if they’re still in charge. ey should - 7OPEN DAYS
nally take the not-so-subtle hint they were given on Election Day and realize that they
were voted out of o ce. ey should accept their election results, stop living in denial UNTIL 8PM
and re-enter private life gracefully. As citizens, they should de nitely still be involved in
civic matters, but stop trying to upstage the o cials who got elected in their place. ey Dendritic Agate with
had their chance. Don’t become a sore loser. Embellishments.
Stephen Brown Est. 1975
Fine Jewelry, Fashionable Sterling
Lowe’s construction wreaks havoc on tra c Silver, Native American Jewelry.
Beautiful jewelry by casual people.
To the editor,
e Lowe’s store under construction at the intersection of Route 202 and the 256 Route 100 Somers, NY
Taconic State Parkway turned portions of Yorktown into a literal parking lot.
Tra c congestion was said to have stretched at least a mile in each direction. Is this a
sign of things to come once Lowe’s opens?
Residents opposed putting any big box store at that location from the very start for
fear of tra c problems but faced sti opposition from the previous administration. It
seems it was more important for them to get their picture taken at Lowe’s ground-
breaking with shiny chrome-plated shovels than actually listen to taxpayers’ concerns.
Looks like you cannot stop progress especially when it intersects with political ambi-
e jury is still out on what will be Lowe’s economic contributions to Yorktown, but
the tra c it generates will undoubtedly add a continuing and incalculable hidden cost
to all of our daily lives. Is the Yorktown we once knew just a thing of the past?
Maybe we should rename this section of Route 202, “Tra c Jam Lane,” in these
Join us for Mass on Christmas!
The Catholic Churches of Yorktown
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Patrick
Rev. Fr. Robert A. Quarato, Pastor Rev. Msgr. Joseph R. Giandurco, Pastor
1377 E. Main St. Main Church: 137 Moseman Rd.
Stone Church: 188 Church Pl.
Shrub Oak, NY 10588 Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Masses at Seton: Masses at St. Patrick:
Christmas Eve: 4:00, 6:00, 8:00PM, Midnight in the Church Christmas Eve: 4:00, 7:30PM, Midnight in Main
and 4:00PM Family Mass in the Auditorium Church and 5:00PM in Stone Church
Christmas Day: 7:00, 8:00, 9:30, 11:00AM,
And 12:30PM in the Church Christmas Day: 7:45, 9:15, 11:00AM, 12:30PM in
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Page 12 – Yorktown News OPINION Thursday, December 13, 2018
Tying one on
Iam a scarf person, but I am married I’ve avoided wear- I’d say it was a tie. derstands that I did it under duress and
to a non-scarf person. Conversely, my I don’t normally look like a mannequin
husband is a hat person, and I am not ing scarves because I LOST IN (no pun intended). with plastic hair glued to her head.
a hat person. He says scarves are itchy couldn’t wear them in a SUBURBIA “I’m so happy for
and make him look like he has no chin. I way that was comfort- en one night, it was super cold so
say hats ruin my hair and make my head you,” I said dryly. my husband wore a hat and his new
look like a bowling ball. So, whenever it best friend, his looped scarf. I wore my
gets cold out, he tells me to put on a hat able.” TRACY “Now that we’ve wrapped scarf and one of my hated hats.
and I tell him to put on a scarf and we BECKERMAN solved my scarf prob- When we got to the restaurant I pulled
both ignore each other. “I know,” I said. o my hat and my hair rose to the sky in
one big staticky swoop.
It’s truly amazing we’ve stayed married “Itchy, and no chin.” lem, I think we should
for as long as we have. “I hate hats.” I scowled.
“Right,” he said. “But nd a hat that works “You do actually look a little like a
We’d been going through this routine Chia Pet right now,” my husband admit-
for many, many years, and then, suddenly, I was in a store today for you,” he said. ted.
one day my husband had a major ward- I narrowed my eyes at him.
robe breakthrough. and the salesman showed me a really soft I rolled my eyes. I had never met a hat “Take o your scarf,” I said. “I have
another use for it.”
“I’ve had a scar-piphany,” he declared. scarf that wasn’t itchy and then… this is that didn’t make me look like Yoda (but “What?”
“A what?” “I’m going to strangle you with it.”
“A scar-piphany,” he said. “It’s like an the important part… he showed me the without the big pointy ears). e prob-
epiphany but it’s about scarves.” Become a fan of Lost in Suburbia
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“You always told me to wrap it. He said, is the only thing that helps my face look
don’t wrap it. You have to loop it and pull less round. So, when I cover the hair…
it through!” He demonstrated with his new blammo. I’m Yoda. And then, when the
scarf and then looked at me like he was the hat comes o , my hair is so attened out
rst caveman who’d discovered re. and staticky that I need a dryer sheet to
I stared at him for a minute. I wondered rub over my head to get it under control.
which was the more boring conversation Now, I’m not so vain that I will go out
I’d ever had in my life; e time I talked to in sub-freezing weather without a hat.
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e four actors mix and
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10 vignettes. In tone, the scenes
can toggle between vaudeville
“blackout” sketches and the
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at’s a literary analogy the
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SEE APAR PAGE 13
Thursday, December 13, 2018 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 13
FROM PAGE 12
play, as her versions of Shakespeare’s lovers gambol in the woods to escape the
grit and grime of the grid, at least momentarily.
All the actors are beautifully cast and a lot of fun to watch. eir naturalistic,
engaging styles are perfectly suited to Ms. Benitez’s free- owing, stream-of-
consciousness portrait of their world-weary travels and travails.
Adding to the a able experience is Denizen’s compact, shape-shifting per-
forming space. Every seat has a clear sightline. Each production’s set can be de-
signed to conform to the demands of play action. ere’s a lot of that here, with
some scenes requiring the actors to erupt in bursts of physical activity. In you’re
in the rst row, as I was, you might nd an actor or two virtually at your feet. It
helpfully heightens audience attention. e frenetic activity is smoothly orches-
trated under the sure-handed direction of Sarah Lynn Brown, whose feel for the
material teases out its sly humor very e ectively and economically.
Ms. Benitez is nothing if not an iconoclast about conventional dramatic struc-
ture. She goes her own way, as do the four characters she’s conjured to carry her
myriad messages, like Millennial missionaries.
Just as Mel, Steve, Olivia and Robert are exploring their identities, desires,
direction, and their life’s meaning, in the play, this emerging talent’s stylized and
kinetic way with words feels like she is exploring her voice and her ideas at the
same time, bringing us along for the wild ride.
is very promising new dramatist works hard to enlighten her characters’
sense of self and sense of worth. rough them, she exudes a quick wit, keen
insight into human nature, an inquisitive intellect, and, most important, hopeful-
ness and compassion.
e question she posits is whether living in a structured society with its re-
pressive rules is reality, or whether shedding worldly encumbrances to be at one
with nature o ers the purest form of self-realization.
As with all of life, there’s no pat answer, she suggests. e triumph of individu-
alism—call it libertarianism—is what shines through in the end, like sunlight
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MARTORANO four dangers, there is always the real and pres- Who Could
ent danger of diminishing resources with an Foresee?
FROM PAGE 10 ever-expanding population.
BY JOHN F. MCMULLEN
luck with that bet. As bleak as things may appear, author and John F. McMullen is the poet laureate of the town of Yorktown.
3) Deadly microbes could easily make the scientist Michio Kaku, has a bright view of
the future. He believes that humanity, when When I moved to Yorktown
transition from a source of cinematic tension faced with a pending danger, will always rise Almost forty years ago
to a real threat to humanity. e result of plac- to the occasion. He con dently claims that ere was much that
ing such microbes in our water supply would our descendants will utilize future scienti c I could not foresee
be to wipe out a vast majority of our race. advances (especially space travel) to save our
species. According to him, we will naturally For instance,
4) e volcano under Yellowstone Park band together to face what appears to be an I could not foresee that:
could erupt in the next 100,000 years. If so, it insurmountable obstacle. I only wish I shared -- cows would no longer
would tear the United States apart and cause his optimism. tie up tra c on Route 6
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Yorktown students make farm-to-table connection
Students at Crompond School of food education, school gar-
didn’t have to be told twice to eat dens and lunch trays lled with
their vegetables at the recently healthy local ingredients. It also
held fourth annual Farm Fest. aligns with Crompond’s com-
Spinach smoothies and sugar- mitment to sustainability, rooted
free granola were some of the in the school’s pollinator garden
tastings available at the morn- and outdoor classroom, which
ing event devoted to health and every class visits regularly, wheth-
wellness. Each fourth- and fth- er as part of a science lesson, for
grade class visited ve of 10 sta- inspiration for poetry or a math
tions that included a composting module.
demonstration, a beekeeper, a “ e outdoors o ers so many
strength and conditioning sta- opportunities for learning,” By-
tion, and a farmer from Feeding rnes said.
Westchester, who helped stu- is year, there was a dedica-
dents make the connection be- tion of Peace Poles focused on the
tween the food they eat and the United Nations 17 Sustainable
plants that go into it. Development Goals. Inspired by
A scavenger hunt in the former Crompond student and
school’s vegetable garden chal- Yorktown High School senior
lenged students to nd a list of 20 Christina Ruvo, the poles repre-
plants and vegetables, and each sent her Girl Scouts Gold Star
student selected a vegetable from Award and were made with the
a “Farmers Market” with produce assistance of fth-grade students
donated from local farms. who created symbols to represent
“We try to encourage children the goals and world peace.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BOCES “ e peace poles demonstrate
to develop healthy eating habits Students check out some healthy food items at the Food Fest on Oct. 31. Crompond’s commitment to
and look toward the future with
their eyes on sustainability,” said sustainability and awareness of
fth-grade teacher Betsy Flor, who organized the event from the school garden. the issues that a ect our quality of life on Earth,” said
with fourth-grade teacher Cari Byrnes, the district’s di- “ e kids loved it,” Byrnes said. “ ey saw it rsthand Crompond Principal Dr. Lori Roberts. “You, our current
rector of wellness, Laura Tolossi, and the school’s Garden from a seed, to having the feeling of pulling carrots. ey Crompond students, will help create a better future by be-
Committee. started to really understand where food comes from.” ing aware of the world’s problems and how the simplest
e following day, the entire school dressed in orange Farm Fest tied in with the school’s participation in na- of actions will have a positive impact on sustaining the
and enjoyed carrot soup, made from carrots harvested tional Farm-to-School Month, an October celebration world we all love.”
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Rose Iacono Raniolo she worked at the Adams dress Michael V. Tiso outer space and on the moon.
factory on Orchard Street in Continuing as a uid ow in-
Rose Iacono Raniolo, a native and Tarrytown and did part-time Michael V. Tiso, 55, of Boca novator, Walter advanced design
lifelong resident of North Tarrytown work at Reader’s Digest during Raton, Fla., passed away on of the sea water valve for the U.S.
(now Sleepy Hollow), died Dec. 4, at Christmas time. Nov. 25. Mike was born in Navy’s deepest diving submarine,
the age of 90. She was the daughter of In 1949, she married her high Mount Vernon on Feb. 10, the NR-1, at General Dynam-
Joseph and Betty (Vallarelli) Iacono. school sweetheart, John F. Ra- 1963. He grew up in Yorktown ics, Electric Boat Division. His
She was born in North Tarrytown on niolo, at St. Teresa’s Church in Heights and graduated from design advanced capabilities of
March 14, 1928. North Tarrytown, three years Yorktown High School in 1981. U.S. Naval Fleet submarines. His
In 1946, Rose graduated from North after he was honorably dis- He worked as an automotive entrepreneurial spirit was realized
Tarrytown High School, where she charged from service in World specialist and continued that with his Xerlith Corporation, xe-
was a cheerleader. During high school, War II. profession when he moved to rographics and lithography com-
From 1946 to 1955, Rose Florida in 1987. bined. From concept development
NEW VISIONS worked at Washington Irving He is survived by his wife, through site location and imple-
Trust Company, which later Linda, and his beloved son, mentation of all aspects, Walter
KITCHENS & BATHS, INC. became County Trust, on the Anthony, of Boca Raton. He created a nancially successful
corner of McKeel Avenue and is also survived by his mother, business in New York City.
Broadway in North Tarrytown Judy Tiso, of e Villages, Walter sold his successful en-
in the mortgage department. Fla.; his sisters, Judi DiMag- trepreneurial business and moved
Later in her life, Rose substi- gio and Joanne Margerum, of back to Westchester County to
tuted for teaching assistants Wappingers Falls; and brother, return to engineering and inven-
at the John Paulding school in Christopher, of Coral Springs, tions. In his career with Reli-
Tarrytown. Fla. Additionally, he is survived able Automatic Sprinkler Co.,
Rose gave birth to four chil- by a nephew, Nicholas Mar- he managed the creative design,
dren: Robert, Gary, Barbara gerum, and two nieces, Haley production methods and attained
Jean and David. She dedicated and Hannah Tiso. Underwriter Labratories and
her life to caring for and loving A celebration of life will be Factory Mutual approvals for
Get A New Kitchen For The her husband, children, and later, held in Florida at a later date. residential re protection sprin-
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John were married for 67 years Mike’s mom, Judy, at punchyju- worldwide. Walter was recruited
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Debra J. Zambrano), practic- Walter leaves behind his fam-
Since 1973 ing surgeon and chief of gen- ily: his loving wife, Kathleen
eral surgery at Phelps Memo- Main Macie, married in 1975;
rial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow; also his dear brother-in-law and
Hon. Gary J. Raniolo (and his wife, Stephen and Katherine
wife, Georgeann Adams), town Main, and their children, Jenni-
Justice of the town of Yorktown Walter Richard Macie fer and Je ery and wife Susan;
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erine Roberts). She was also the ing husband, mechanical engi- Walter was a faithful sup-
loving grandmother of Gary, neer, inventor and entrepreneur, porter of the United Way and
287485 Danielle, Megan, Ashley, Rob- passed away early morning, Nov. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C.
0070 ert and Heather Rose Raniolo. 6, in the arms of his wife, Kath- Church and School. He loved
Also surviving is her sister-in- leen, of Yorktown Heights. He the Yorktown community and
law, Lillian Allevi, residing in was born in 1946 and raised in the outstanding individuals serv-
California, and her childhood Yonkers. ing. He advocated for accessibil-
best friends, Mafalda LaCaruba Walter graduated with a de- ity for all folks in wheelchairs, to
Tornello and Caroline Mal- gree in mechanical engineering retail stores, restaurants, bath-
andrino Amenta, who are also from the University of Rhode rooms and o ces. Much prog-
daughters of Italian immigrants Island in 1968, and completed ress has been achieved and more
and natives of North Tarry- advanced coursework at the is needed. He was thankful and
town. Rose was predeceased Graduate School of the Univer- grateful to those whose e orts
by her lifelong love, her hus- sity of Southern California. made a di erence. He leaves
band, John F. Raniolo, and her During the Vietnam War, with thanks to the Yorktown
own little angel in heaven, her he worked in testing and qual- Police Department, the EMS
daughter, Barbara Jean Raniolo. ity control on the F-14 ghter services, the Yorktown Highway
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opens STEAM lab Diaper Drive Christmas Eve Services
ere’s still time to donate to the Diaper Grace Lutheran Church, at 3830 Gomer St., will
Drive happening at Genesis Jewelers, 32 Trian- have three Christmas Eve services: 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
gle Center, Yorktown Heights. e drive, which and 11 p.m.
ends Friday, Dec. 14, bene ts the Westchester e 2:30 p.m. worship centers around the telling of
County Diaper Bank. Bring any size, type or the Christmas story to younger generations. A more-
brand of disposable diapers or wipes. Anyone traditional Christmas with carols, choir and communion
It was full STEAM ahead at Keva blocks, and Base Ten who brings a donation will be put in a ra e to will be held at 7:30 p.m. e late night Christmas Vigil
George Washington Elemen- Blocks) they would be using. win a men’s Scuderia Ferrari watch. e ra e features a festive collection of eclectic carols and thought-
tary School earlier this month e students worked in teams, drawing will take place on Saturday, Dec. 15. ful readings about Christmas from many sources.An en-
as the school opened its new and each team’s roof was strong Donors do not have to be present to win. semble of musicians will accompany the singing.
STEAM lab. enough to support a pumpkin.
First-grade classes at the roughout the year, kin- The Schoolhouse Theater & Arts Center
school were among the rst to dergarten through fth-grade
have the opportunity to visit the students will have the oppor-
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Bocce champions crowned Area students earn
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A bocce dynasty is brewing. the Harvey School
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the Christopher Columbus Society of Yorktown Bocce Tournament, which was held Sept. 16 at e Harvey School in Katonah has announced the names of
In the championship game, reigning champions Gallinelli and Tuccito eked out a win over
Robert Violante and James Zappi.
area students who have earned academic honors for the rst
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Bodden returns to lead Huskers to victory
Yorktown girls win home opener
BY MIKE SABINI
Yorktown senior guard Amber Bodden was out Yorktown Alexa Cole looks to pass Yorktown Brianna Monte takes a shot.
for a week with the u but if you saw her play against Yorktown Ava Pagliaro runs the side line.
Brewster in the Huskers’home opener on Dec. 6, you PHOTOS: DEENA BELL Yorktown Soﬁa Portante
never would’ve known it. goesup for two.
Bodden registered 23 points, which included six
3-pointers, both team highs, in leading the Huskers
to a 46-40 girls basketball triumph against the Bears.
Bodden gave the credit to her success to her team-
mates and rst-year Yorktown coach Brian Mundy.
“It felt great to be back on the court playing the
game I love,” said Bodden, who returned to practice
three days before the home opener. “Being out for a
week killed me because I wasn’t with my team and
my coach, the grind and love for the game is what
made me able to perform tonight,” Bodden said.
“I couldn’t have done it without the support of my
teammates and coach checking up on me and sup-
Bodden hit her nal 3-pointer of the game from
the corner with 1:07 left in the contest, putting the
Huskers up 42-34.
“I was just thinking, we need to win this game, it’s
our rst home game, we have to do it for our team,
our new coach,” Bodden said. “We really came to-
gether as a team, and just played hard defense until
that moment, it wasn’t just me, it was a whole team
Bodden’s performance made quite an impression
“She’s one of those kids that has one of those pure
shots,” Mundy said. “She’s got a quick release and if
she has any space what so ever, if she gets a good
look, she’s always going to have a decent shot of
making that three.”
To go along with her shooting prowess, Bodden
showed she could play stellar defense as well, making
a steal at half-court, then taking it in for a layup to
give Yorktown a 33-22 advantage late in the third
“Again, it was my teammates,”Bodden said.“ ey
pressed hard and I read the play. I just went in and
at pressure was part of Yorktown’s plan, accord-
ing to Mundy.
“We started to pressure them a little full court and
once we started pressuring them, it got them out of
their rhythm a bit and it actually picked us up men-
tally and physically,” Mundy said. “Our girls like to
play hard, they want to press, they want to go 100
miles an hour and I love that about them.”
Also, a key part of the team e ort was the perfor-
mance at the foul line of Kat Severino. Severino, who
tallied 12 points, and a team high in both rebounds,
12, and steals, four, sealed the game by going 4 of
4 from the line, putting Yorktown (2-0) up 46-38
before Brewster scored its nal basket with just 7.6
For the game, Severino was 10 of 12 from the
Jesse Barer had a strong game for Yorktown as
well, as she registered 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 6
points, including 4 of 4 from the foul line.
Ashley Zeolla (4 points) and Lindsay Boyle (1
point) also contributed to the Huskers victory.
Thursday, December 13, 2018 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 25
Lakeland boys hoops win Panas Tourney Title
BY MIKE SABINI Panas hit a eld goal to pull LAKELAND 60, of the basketball, making some Nardelli ended the rst quar-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER to within one, 44-43, before a MAHOPAC 57 shots, not letting them blow us ter with a eld goal and a trey, to
Karaqi basket put the Hornets Mahopac jumped out to a out early,” said Lakeland coach cut Mahopac’s lead to 15-8 at the
KARAQI MVP, NARDELLI ALL back up by three. Karaqi’s hoop 15-3 lead but Lakeland rallied Steve Fallo on how his team end of the opening quarter.
TOURNEY FOR HORNETS started a 9-0 Hornet run that to defeat the Indians 60-57 in came back. “ ey were up by 12 “It was a great con dence
e annual Giglio Games, gave them a 53-43 advantage, en- the opening round of the Panas early, we got it to a reasonable boost to go through,” Nardelli
an all-day basketball a air that abling Lakeland to have the lead Tournament on Dec. 7. number at halftime and had a SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 27
involves boys and girls varsity, for the entire fourth quarter. “Just settling down, taking care great second half.”
JV and freshman teams pitting Karaqi said free-throw shoot-
Lakeland against Walter Panas, ing was the di erence in the nal
will take place at Lakeland, but quarter.
not until Feb. 2. Lakeland made 10 of its 13
However, the Lakeland and foul shots in the last stanza, in-
Walter Panas varsity boys squads cluding three of four by Karaqi.
got a jump on things last week by “Everyone came up big with
playing each other in the Walter free throws, we put them in,”
Panas High School 17th Annual Karaqi said. “ at’s why we won
Holiday Basketball Tournament the game.”
championship game. It didn’t hurt Lakeland either
If that contest is any indica- that it had tremendous fan sup-
tion, this season’s Giglio Games port, as its student body showed
will be one to remember. up in droves at Panas. Its sup-
e two sister schools battled port included the waving of the
tooth and nail Dec. 8 in front of Lakeland and American ags,
a raucous crowd, with the visit- the latter enthusiastically waved
ing Hornets leading 42-40 going by baseball standout Leo Cum-
into the nal quarter. mings.
In that quarter, Lakeland took “I love my fans, the support
control of the game, outscoring was great, it made for a great at-
Panas 23-17 to earn a 65-57 tri- mosphere,” Karaqi said.
umph and tourney title. Joe Vetrano (17 points), Mark
“It’s great,” said tournament Cummins (15 points, 4 assists, 5
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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT Alexa Cole
Sharpshooter Cole leads
Lakeland girls hoops
Lakeland girls basketball standout, de nitely play intramural or club
senior guard/forward Alexa Cole, is but I’m not sure if I want to play
in fth her on the varsity, coming o seriously.
a season where she was named All-
Section a year ago. What is your favorite music to
listen to warming up for a game?
BY MIKE SABINI
CONTRIBUTING WRITER My favorite music to listen to is
Alex Cole How old were you when you If you could have one super-
started playing basketball and power, what would it be and why?
RICK KUPERBERG/ what got you started?
HVSP.PHOTOS My one superpower would be to
I started playing basketball y just because it seems cool.
Kennedy Catholic when I was 5 for SOAC. Both my
parents played basketball in high If you could pick one place to
High School w w w w w w Somers, NY school, my mom in college, so they visit on vacation that you’ve never
pushed me to get into it. been to, where would you go and
Rising 7th and 8th graders are invited to visit our beautiful why?
63 acre campus, see our state of the art facilities where our What is your favorite thing
multiple CHSAA championship teams play, and learn how our about being on the girls basketball I would go to Australia because
students received over $49 million in college scholarships. team at Lakeland? it looks really pretty and di erent
from anywhere I’ve ever been.
More Details: KennedyCatholic.org/Admissions My favorite thing about the
Lakeland basketball team is how What is your favorite food to
every year, regardless of who’s on eat before or after a match?
the team, it always feels like family.
We never have problems with Before games I usually eat soup
people not getting along. It’s just a and after my mom will make me
very comfortable environment. some type of pasta.
What was your favorite team Best place to eat in Yorktown
activity or pregame or postgame and why?
ritual that you shared with your
teammates? What about a per- Bob’s BBQ for sure. I feel like
sonal pregame or postgame ritual? it speaks for itself. If you live in
Yorktown you just know that Bob’s
Before every home game, the is the best place to go.
whole team goes to Panera Bread
and we get hyped up. I personally Facebook,Twitter or Insta-
don’t believe in superstitions so gram? Why?
there’s nothing in particular that I
always do. Instagram because I like to take
and look at pictures.
Do you have any goals for your
nal season at Lakeland? For a young athlete growing
My only goal is to have the best up in the Lakeland district, what
possible season that we as a team would you tell them about the ex-
and myself as an individual can perience of being part of the girls
have. basketball team and why should
they go out for the team?
Who has been your biggest role
model over the years and what Being on the basketball team
have you learned from them? is de nitely one of the best things
I’ve ever been a part of. Being on
My biggest role model is de - a sports team in general teaches
nitely my dad. He always pushes discipline and time management.
me to get better and makes sure It’s also so much fun to spend time
he is always at every single game with your best friends every single
so he can tell me what to work on day. I think it’s important to at
afterwards. e biggest lesson he’s least try out for a team regardless
taught me is to be a team player if it’s basketball or any other sport
and to remember that it’s just a because it’s really an experience like
game at the end of the day. no other.
Tell us one thing about yourself You have a sister, Amanda,
that not a lot of people know? who is a sophomore on the team.
What’s the experience like of play-
A lot of people don’t know that ing a varsity sport with your sister?
I play chess I guess. Also that I like
to sew. Amanda is an incredible basket-
ball player and an even better per-
Do you plan on continuing son, so being able to play with her
playing basketball in college?Tell for two years now is so much fun.
us about where you are going to We have our disagreements some-
school and why you chose it. times but it’s very obvious that our
chemistry on the court is great and
I haven’t decided if I’m going to we have a blast playing together. I
continue to play basketball yet. I’ll wouldn’t have it any other way.
Thursday, December 13, 2018 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 27
ROUNDUP rally at the end of the game, as it
FROM PAGE 25
outscored Byram Hills 24-7 in
the nal quarter.
said. “We were down 15-3, we “We were able to outscore
needed a little con dence boost Byram in the fourth because
there, so we came out, we kept we focused on playing as a team
ghting through the rst quarter and put as much pressure as we
and a few shots boosted our mo- could on them,” Pinkowsky said.
mentum going into the second “We’ve really bonded as a team
quarter.” and I think that plays a big part
Lakeland continued to chip in how we work together. We
away, outscoring Mahopac 19- also had a positive mindset,
18 in the second quarter to cut which allowed us to work hard
Mahopac’s advantage to 33-27 at to decrease the score de cit. We
halftime. were down by a lot at the start
e Hornets then went in of the fourth, so it meant a lot
front, outscoring the Indians 18- to us that we were able to n-
11 in the third quarter, to take a ish strong because we worked so
45-44 lead at the end of it. hard.”
at set the stage for Nardel- Tyler Hormazabal added nine
li, who scored a team-high 18 points for Lakeland (1-2).
points, including two 3-pointers, Ice Hockey
the second putting the Hornets
up 56-50 with 3:15 remaining
in the game and they didn’t look JOHN JAY CR 6,
back. BREWSTER/YORKTOWN 1
“It was just great team ball John Jay-Cross River defeated
movement,” Nardelli said of his Brewster/Yorktown 6-1 at the
second 3-pointer. Brewster Ice Arena (BIA) on
Walsh (13 points, 4 rebounds, PHOTOS: DEENA BELL Dec. 7.
4 steals, 3 assists), Karaqi (12 Mark Cummins ﬁnds an opening to pass. Jack Jordan (1G) and Matt
points), Marc Cummins (6 Gergley (19 saves) earned their
points), Vetrano (5 points), Brian we were able to execute coaches’ points), Sgobbo (15 points), Ben way into the box score for Brew-
Cummins (4 points), Marco Lala game plan which let to our vic- Schumer (12 points), Roni Bru- ster/Yorktown (0-5-1).
(2 points) and Mike Arcure (4 tory,” Karaqi said. caj (6 points), Tommy Weaver BYRAM HILLS 52,
assists) also contributed to the (4 points) and Chris Martz (2 LAKELAND 40 MAHOPAC 8,
win against Mahopac. YORKTOWN 59, points). Lakeland fell to visiting By- LAKELAND/PANAS 1
PELHAM 54 “Coach Pavella had us well- ram Hills 52-40 on Dec. 6, led by Mahopac won 12-3 against
LAKELAND 55, Yorktown won at Pelham 59- prepared going into the game,” Sarah Pinkowsky, who registered Lakeland/Panas on Dec. 9 at the
SLEEPY HOLLOW 40 54 on Dec. 4, to give Mark Pavel- Sgobbo said. “We knew they a career-high 12 points. BIA, with Quinton Evangelou
Lakeland (3-2) earned its rst la his rst win as coach. were a good outside-shooting “ is is my rst year on varsity, (1G, 2A), Joe Fareed (2G), Jo-
victory of the season with a 55- “I was happy for the kids on team so we needed to play ag- and I knew that I had to step up seph Jimenez (2A), omas Per-
40 triumph at Sleepy Hollow on the team to get their rst win,” gressive defense and limit the 3 my game in order to compete,” cacciolo (1A), Jakub Banko (30
Dec. 5. Pavella said. “ ey worked hard pointers. On the o ensive end, said Pinkowsky, a sophomore saves) and John Corso (7 saves)
“After losing our rst two and executed our game plan to- we took high-quality shots and guard. “I worked really hard and producing for the Rebels (3-3).
games it’s great to nally get our night.” controlled the tempo of the game took the shots that I could.”
rst win of the season and I’m Pavella’s players were equally as from the start.” e Hornets made a furious
excited for what’s ahead,” Karaqi happy for him.
said. “Coach Pavella is very dedicat-
Karaqi (19 points), Vetrano (15 ed and works really hard with us
Come and Train Like a Propoints, 5 rebounds) and Nardelli every day so it means so much to
(10 points, 4 rebounds) played the team to get him his rst win,”
key roles in the victory. Yorktown’s Joe Sgobbo said.
“We were able to come up with Leading Yorktown (1-1) to TRYOUTS FOR
some key stops on defense and victory were Anthony Ortiz (18
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ite & SS. Fam rm w/FPL. French doors to deck w/SS and granite. HWF, FPL, deck overlooks lush, custom EIK, FDR, HWF, FPL. MBR w/jetted tub.
& level, private yard. Cul-de-sac. flat property. Comm pool. Finished LL, SGD to patio.
Maria Tomaselli C. 914.319.2962 Denise Giordano C. 914.844.1745 Deborah Glatz C. 845.206.1215
Yorktown Heights | $519,999 Yorktown Heights | $500,000 Yorktown Heights | $430,000
Charming 5BR offers updated kit w/cherry cabinets Converted barn on 1 acre! 3BR offers charm & Sold! 3BR Cape Cod. Walk to town. Kit w/granite,
& SS appliances. 1st fl MBR w/WIC & private bath. original details. Post & beam, 22 ft ceilings, SGD to deck, HWF, FPL. LL w/ summer kit.
HWF, deck, fam rm w/FPL. det garage. Open layout, great room. Detached 2 car garage w/loft.
Debra Bravoco "Forbes" C. 914.610.6277 Maureen Connolly C. 914.419.6251 Noor Dunn C. 914.393.7588
Peekskill | $399,000 Cortlandt Manor | $389,000 Yorktown Heights | $309,500
Chapel Hill. 2BR/2BA, EIK, LR w/FPL & SGD to Spacious 3BR offers level yard & mature landscap- Updated 2BR Arts & Crafts style home boasts EIK
deck. MBR w/WIC. Finished LL. Community pool, ing. EIK, HWF, stone patio, plenty of storage. w/granite & SS. Wood floors, walk out LL. Walk
tennis, clubhouse. Near train & shops. Minutes to Rt 202 & Taconic Parkway. to town, shops & restaurants.
Barbara Bodnar C. 914.649.2018 Maria Tomaselli C. 914.319.2962 Maria Tomaselli C. 914.319.2962
Peekskill | $265,000 Carmel | $250,000 Cortlandt Manor | $229,000
Classic 2BR Colonial. Mtn/river views, front & back Updated 3BR features EIK w/granite & SS, HWF, Renovated 1BR in 55+ community. Kit w/granite
porches. HWF, refinished stairs & bannister. Near FPL, SGD to deck, level property. Lake rights & & SS, new floors. Complex w/pool, clubhouse,
train, shops & restaurants. walking distance to Lake Carmel. gym and storage. Near transportation.
Deborah Glatz C. 845-206.1215 Kenneth Dobbins C. 914.924.2791 Barbara Bodnar C. 914.649.2018
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