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North Salem News 01.23.20

North Salem’s only weekly newspaper mailed to every home and business.

Vol. 5 No. 43 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, January 23, 2020

Cleanup continues Conversations on safety
on Titicus Reservoir ripple through local
Jewish communities

BY CAROL REIF PHOTO: CAROL REIF BY KATHERINE BORCHERT tion League, since 2014 there has been a
STAFF WRITER STAFF WRITER signi cant increase in anti-Semitic inci-
dents in the U.S.
It’s been almost a year since a truck overturned on Route 116, spilling gasoline and Jewish communities in Westchester
diesel fuel, but booms designed to trap toxins can still be seen oating in a Titicus Res- County and surrounding areas are re- In October 2018, a shooter stormed
ervoir cove. viewing what steps they can take to make the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue
their congregants safer in the wake of an in Pittsburgh during a Saturday Shabbat
Most of the 1,200 gallons that escaped wound up on land, across the paved road from increase in anti-Semitic attacks around service and opened re, leaving 11 dead
the reservoir. the country. and six injured.

According to one cleanup expert, it probably would have been better if the spill had Rabbi David Reiner of Congregation In California, the shooting at the
occurred on the shoreline side where it could have been more easily dealt with. Shir Shalom in Ridge eld, Conn., issued Chabad of Poway synagogue left one
a statement to his congregation after the dead and three injured.
SEE CLEANUP PAGE 3 recent attacks in Monsey, N.Y. during
the week of Chanukkah, telling them In December, there was an attack a
not to be concerned, but said he could Jewish grocery store in Jersey City, N.J.,
imagine a colleague in that community which left six dead.
sharing the same sentiment to their com-
munity just a few weeks ago. en, eight separate attacks took place
during the week of Chanukkah in New
“As I seek to o er reassurance with York, including a home invasion at a
the words ‘no indications of an increased rabbi’s house where a man wielding a
threat,’I am struck by how unsettling this machete left ve injured.
statement has become,”Reiner said.“ e
randomness of the violent anti-Semitic In September, NYPD data showed
attacks in our region is especially unset- that there was a 51 percent increase in
tling at a moment when many are seek- anti-Semitic attacks in New York City
ing reassurance and comfort.” from the same time the year before.

e United States has seen an increase “All of us have been a ected by the
of anti-Semitic attacks that has left Jew- attacks that have taken place over the
ish communities across the country past years,” said Rabbi Robert Weiner of
shaken. Temple Beth Am in Yorktown.“We have
de nitely seen a surge of worry of anti-
According to Johnathan Greenblatt, Semitic attacks ever since Pittsburgh.
the chief executive of the Anti-Defama- Monsey is part of a much broader surge


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SAFETY it calls for greater security measures, which burgh, people became concerned about se- that Judaism is not ‘other,’” Reiner said.
we as a congregation are certainly imple- curity.The council has been discussing put- “We also find strength in coming together,

menting, there are other messages for us ting certain practices in place to stop crises in witnessing that we are not alone in ex-

of anti-Semitism that’s going on.” here, as well. before they occur. periencing the power of organized people.”

Rabbi David Greenberg of Temple “As a nation, Jews are no strangers to “I just proposed to some of the synagogues Lomas, who is a professor at Western

Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners ex- persecution,” Heber added. “Through- in our region that we develop a safety and Connecticut State College, emphasized

pressed his concern about the growing hate out history and despite any adversity that security recon committee and we’ve been community building and understanding as

in the country. came our way, we have remained proud meeting once a month for over a year now— powerful tools in combating hate.

“I’m very concerned about it and I think of our identities and heritage. Discussions just sharing information, trying to build in- “The answer is not just in hardening our

all good people, as Americans, we stand for in our congregation have centered around telligence and finding areas of strengthening buildings, we also have to build greater un-

equality, acceptance, respecting differences the Jewish pride and courage that has ac- among our organization and making sure we derstanding among members of the com-

and I think all good people find this string companied us through the ages and to the can be as prepared and ready for threats as munity,” Lomas said. “The key to reducing

of horrific episodes a great compromise present day.” they come to us,”Lomas said. violence in any area is relationships. We

to our society and all that we stand for,” The United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Fed- Temple Beth Am even held Civilian Re- have to understand each other better.”

Greenberg said eration of New York hosted a community sponse to Active Shooter Event, or CRA- Rabbi Shoshanna Leis of the Hebrew

Larry Kaufman, commander of the Jew- discussion on anti-Semitism and how to SE, training in its synagogue last June. Congregation of Somers said making peo-

ish War Veterans Post 46 in Somers and combat hate on Wednesday, Jan. 8, in Synagogues are reviewing the resources ple feel safe is a top priority and building

his wife, Marilyn, said though frightened, White Plains. available to them to deploy security mea- relationships with the interfaith commu-

the Jewish community must remain strong. Audrey Stein, regional director of the sures, including working with the state and nity helps combat growing hate.

Marilyn Kaufman said that the rise of so- UJA, said that $4 million over the next two local police. “We are always fighting anti-Semitism

cial media also contributed to the growing years will be spent to enhance the physical In fact, it’s the local police that have through building our relationships because

anti-Semitism in the country. security of approximately 2,000 Jewish in- shown tremendous support. Temples in the best way to fight hate is through love,

“Today with social media, things are out stitutions in the New York area including Somers, Yorktown, Ridgefield and Bedford community building, and connection,” Leis

there, everybody sees and there are copycats Westchester. Corners all said they work in conjunction said.

and to be very honest, a lot of the Jewish They have also employed Mitchell D. with local law enforcement to ensure the She also echoed the sentiments of Mar-

population is worried,” she said. “They’re Silber as the community security director. safety of congregants. tin Luther King Jr. and said that the path of

strong, but they’re worried. They’re cau- Silber was previously the director of the Outspoken support from the commu- non-violence is the best approach.

tious now. There were men, especially in NYPD’s Intelligence Analysis Unit. nity has also helped Jewish communities Over the past weeks, local governments

WWII, that saw what anti-Semitism can Currently, about half a dozen temples or feel safer. have issued proclamations condemning acts

do. That’s part of the issue—the fact that more in Northern Westchester and Put- “It feels, even though you’ve got this one of hate, especially those of anti-Semitism.

young people today didn’t experience the nam County have formed a Regional Se- bad actor, like the community has been very Local, county and state officials have

terrible things that happened in the 1930s curity Council and meet once a month to vocal and united in speaking against any also come forward to speak out about anti-

and ’40s.” discuss security measures. intolerance and hatred in our community,” Semitism.

Larry Kaufman said that even small Doree Green, first vice president of Tem- Green said. “I’m so thankful to be in this community

synagogues have had to take precautions, ple Beth Am and security chair said that The UJA Federation organized the No that there is such an outspoken response

hiring armed security guards. while it’s challenging, there’s a much larger Hate No Fear march on Sunday, Jan. 5, and to this,” Green said. “There are some com-

“We hate to go to this extreme, but it Jewish community that has been bonded thousands came out to attend the rally and munities when there are these acts, they

seems like it’s necessary,” Larry Kaufman and the interfaith community has shown march across the Brooklyn Bridge. keep them very hushed and we discussed

said. “It has gotten to a point where we’re its support. “It was very powerful that 25,000 people that in that Regional Security Council. We

fearful that an incident might happen that “In the past, who would think to lock a came together on a Sunday morning, with see some of the towns keeping things very

would be very dramatic and maybe lives door during services? You want those doors very little notice, to stand up and be count- quiet and I think when they are kept quiet

would be taken, such as what happened in open,”she said.“For High Holy Days,we’ve ed and say, ‘we’re not going to be afraid and it’s almost like the leaders of those towns

Pittsburgh and other places in the United revamped security completely to make sure we’re not going to accept hate’,” Stein said. are complicit because they’re not speaking

States.” we had whatever scenarios we could come Building relationships with the commu- out and there are no repercussions to these

Security measures have increased in syn- up with covered. “We’ve looked at the day nity and educating the public on anti-Sem- acts.”

agogues over the last few years and with the to day activities and said, ‘how do we make itism is another approach that synagogues The outspoken response and outrage has

recent attacks. sure we’re keeping everybody as safe as pos- have taken to maintain safety. been reassuring in uncertain times.

“Needless to say, this new trend is dis- sible?’” “We may also respond to ignorance by “We’re all in this together and I really

turbing to all peace-loving citizens, Jews Gabe Lomas, chair of the Regional Se- teaching others as brand ambassadors for believe that an attack against any group of

and non-Jews alike,” said Rabbi Yehuda curity Council, said that after the shooting our Jewish community, inviting our neigh- people is an attack against all of us and the

Heber of the Chabad of Yorktown. “While of the Tree of Life Congregation in Pitts- bors to Congregation Shir Shalom to show ideals which we believe,” Greenberg said.

CLEANUP ing dozens of New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) her driveway.
customers to lose power. The city DEP had put together a special monitoring

A long stretch of Route 116 was shut down while program to ensure none of the petroleum product reached

But as it happened, the rocky soil under the roadway got hazmat crews worked the scene. its intake for drinking water at Titicus.

soaked; hence, the slo-mo environmental troubles. The state DEC said the truck was capable of hauling “That program has included hundreds of samples col-

The state Department of Environmental Conservation up to 5,300 gallons of fuel in its three-compartment tanks, lected by hand and thousands of analyses in our labora-

(DEC), which directed cleanup efforts, dug numerous so even though the amount that escaped was substantial, tory,” Bosch said Thursday, Jan. 16.

“recovery” wells that it says have kept contaminants from things could have been worse. According to the DEC, petroleum products were never

reaching the drinking water supply. This required the re- According to Adam Bosch, director of public affairs for detected outside the small cove area that was boomed off.

moval of trees, vegetation and truckloads of dirt. Although the city’s Bureau of Water Supply and spokesman for its And the product that was found inside the boomed area

the digging equipment is long gone, that patch of land re- Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), ongoing was vacuumed out.

mains unattractively barren. testing has confirmed that—so far—none of the petroleum “The boom stays in place only as precaution,” he added.

It also installed containment booms in the small cove product has reached the drinking water. The state required the removal of a lot of soil and the

west of Oakridge Road—just in case. Following the spill last year, the DEP opened valves at installation of a well system to recover and remove any

The Titicus is one of 12 reservoirs in New York City’s the reservoir’s dam to lower its level by a foot or two after contaminants that may be lingering.

Croton Watershed. Water exits from the reservoir’s west the accident. This kept water from going over the spillway “It has worked well,” Bosch said.

end, travels by stream to the nearby Muscoot Reservoir, while the situation was assessed, Bosch said. The 7.2 billion-gallon reservoir, created in the late 1800s

then empties into the Croton Reservoir. According to the DEP, its scientists collect and analyze by damming the Titicus River, has lured local anglers and

The Titicus watershed’s drainage basin covers 24 square water samples from reservoirs, aqueducts, treatment facili- nature lovers for many decades with its good mix of warm-

miles and includes parts of Lewisboro and North Salem in ties and other places hundreds of times each day, 365 days and cold-water fish. Every spring it’s reportedly stocked

Westchester County; Southeast in Putnam County; and a year. with brown trout.

Ridgefield, Conn. Homeowners in North Salem have private wells and are On a recent foray at sunset, one visitor paused to admire

The city’s reservoir system overall provides about 1 bil- not supplied by the Titicus. However, one nearby resident a picturesque school of aluminum skiffs as they lay belly-up

lion gallons of drinking water to New York City and more is worried that her well may have been contaminated. and forlorn among the shoreline’s tall pine trees.

than 100 million gallons a day to residents in Westchester, She recently reached out to Supervisor Warren J. Lu- Spoiling the otherwise pristine view of the small cove

Putnam, Orange, and Ulster counties. cas to ask whether the town could prod the state to test was a reddish line of booms, bobbing in the early evening

The truck took down a utility pole last February, caus- nearby wells and repair the damage equipment caused to breeze.

Page 4 – North Salem News Thursday, January 23, 2020

Local author helps parents talk finance with kids

BY JESSICA JAFET of a priority in schools, it has to come from ly, in order for good nancial habits ing or sharing. Eventually, more advanced
CONTRIBUTING WRITER parents, just like everything else.” subjects like economics, investing, debt,
to form; and thus came the idea for a step- taxes, bank accounts and stocks are tackled.
As parents teach their small children les- e author, a Certi ed Financial Planner
sons about things like nutrition, safety and and contributor to lives with her by-step guide. Beyond the practical bene ts of incorpo-
swimming, they ought to include basic nan- husband and two children in Somers. She rating these principles, perhaps, is Frazier’s
cial skills, according to author Liz Frazier— encourages busy parents not to feel intimi- “I open up a cookbook and it says,‘sauté philosophical message about the meaning of
who believes removing the mystery and fear dated by the notion of nancial manage- money.
of the topic will help foster con dence and ment discussions and to refrain from keep- the sh until it is aky,’but I need back up, I
success for every stage of one’s life. ing “Some people say money will make you
need pictures, I need rst steps,”Frazier said. happy or money means success; others think
e importance of an early start in in- talk about money “taboo” or hidden from that money is evil and wanting money is
troducing ideas about money management, young people. With a goal of promoting “I think it is the same thing for people with greedy,”she said.“Really we want our kids to
including how to budget, save, avoid debt “exposure and communication” surrounding have a positive, healthy view around money
and spend responsibly, are some of the fun- money and decision-making,Frazier o ers a nance—they don’t want general concepts, that it is not good or bad, it is just neutral—
damentals that Frazier lays out in her new hands-on approach that enables kids to put just simply a tool to help us get to our goals.”
book, “Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade the lessons to work, by o ering practice ac- they need step-by-step and this is where you
Stands, How to Teach Young Kids About tivities and games to engage them.
Finance.” start with kids.”
“ at is a huge part of this because the
ough some school curriculums have best tool that kids can have to learn about Beginning concepts like why money is
begun to incorporate the subject, Frazier money is money. I’m a big believer in al-
wishes to empower parents to expose their lowance—however that works for your important and how one gets money are rst
kids to these concepts at home and begin family—any kind of money for chores,” she
building their knowledge-base, as early as in said. “ e purpose of just having money is introduced, followed by what to do with in-
kindergarten. so that they can practice and they can make
mistakes before mistakes matter.” come when one is young, like spending, sav-
Frazier is a Somers resident who’s children
attend Pequenakonck Elementary School in Frazier, a native of North Carolina, who
North Salem. In October, she discussed her earned her MBA at Wake Forest Univer-
book at the Katonah Village Library. sity, understands the protective instincts that
kick in for rst-time parents, with respect
“You are really starting with simple things, to preparing one’s family for the future. She
you’re not starting with compound interest,” said budgets, investing, and retirement plan-
she said.“You’re starting with needs vs.wants ning are some of the crucial issues for which
and helping them make their own spending her clients seek guidance. Her work advising
decisions; that’s why I wrote this for parents people at various stages of life revealed the
because I really think until it becomes more importance of starting the conversation ear-

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Page 6 – North Salem News HEALTH & WELLNESS Thursday, January 23, 2020

Magi shower kids with gifts at

NWH’s Three Kings Day event

In honor of ree Kings Day—aka the Feast of the Epiphany—when three wise men
presented gifts to baby Jesus, three elaborately costumed Magi and their assistant distributed
gifts to young children as parents, and Northern Westchester Hospital pediatrician Dr. Peter
Richel and chief of pediatrics Dr. Vicki Buetti-Sgouros (NWH), led the celebration.

e event, a beloved, annual tradition sponsored by NWH’s Department of Pediatrics and
Neighbors Link, supports both organizations’ commitment to serving the community and
celebrates the cultural traditions of Westchester’s Latino residents.

The kids were super excited to receive their gifts at
the Three Kings Day celebration.

From left, Dr. Richel, the Magi and
their assistant, and Dr. Buetti-
Sgouros at Northern Westchester
Hospital’s Three Kings Day


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Thursday, January 23, 2020 HEALTH & WELLNESS North Salem News – Page 7

Debunking the top 5 myths about surgical weight loss

BY DR. MITCHELL ROSLIN tract and set-point, so you get but also a ects mood, self-es- the leading cause of infertility person. If you have the surgery
GUEST WRITER full faster, feel less hungry, and teem, the ability to concentrate, in women is obesity. Polycys- and refuse to develop healthier
therefore can lose signi cant get good grades, and even make tic ovary syndrome, a common habits, it’s possible you’ll regain
1. If you’re obese, you don’t weight. friends. e good news is that cause of infertility, is associated weight. at’s why it’s important
need bariatric surgery. To lose surgical weight loss is very suc- with obesity. And obese preg- to exercise regularly—three to
the weight, diet and work out. 2. Bariatric surgery is dan- cessful in adolescent patients, nant women have a higher rate
gerous. helping them physically, emo- of miscarriage and diabetes. ve times a week—and to choose
Obesity is probably one of the tionally, and academically. e foods that make you feel full,
most misunderstood conditions is mainstream procedure surgery is also safe and e ective 5. After surgery, you’ll have don’t drive up your sugar level,
in the world. It’s an energy-stor- has minimal risk compared to for older obese patients, many of a large scar, lose your hair, and are nutritious, and take longer to
age disease: a problem with the the complications of obesity, whom are functionally impaired, may gain your weight back. digest. At Northern Westchester
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Riding the wave Souvenirs

We hadn’t had the new have nothing to do with each Acouple of years after READING,
microwave that long college, I started work- WRITING &
when, all of a sudden other.” ing at a public relations CHOCOLATE
it decided it just didn’t want to rm. A co-worker called in sick
microwave anymore. TRACY “What?” I said. and I was told to go home and KIM
BECKERMAN “Your microwave and your pack for my rst business trip. KOVACH
“You had one job,” I said to TV,” he said. “Completely My task was to accompany the
the microwave, chastising it after product spokesperson to radio thing about that rustic birdhouse
it failed to reheat some leftovers. unrelated.” interviews and make sure that appealed to me and I carried
“Is that really so hard?” she mentioned the product it on my lap on the plane ride
“Got it,” I said. “But could name in her on-air interviews. home. ere are no labels or
Naturally, I had no idea what marks on the birdhouse. I like to
went into making a microwave you check the TV when e idea of traveling on my think that it was hand-crafted
microwave. I assumed it prob- rst business trip was exciting by a local resident and not made
ably had something to do with you’re done with the micro- until I learned our destina- in a foreign factory.
the sun, since it used microwaves, tions: Philadelphia, Detroit and
and maybe also radio waves or certain. wave, anyway?” Saginaw, Michigan. One day in During that dusting foray in
ultraviolet rays, and therefore each city with trains, planes and the kitchen, I also discovered
there was surely a solar panel By the time Mike nally ar- “I only do kitchen appliances,” cabs to get to the various inter- a tiny glass bottle lled with
installed somewhere, that made it view appointments. I wanted to colored sand. I do not remem-
work, as well as a transistor radio rived I was beside myself. I was he said. remember this trip and glanced ber buying this sand art trinket.
and sunscreen. Since I had no around the gift shops for a Maybe a friend brought it back
experience with microwaves or a child of the microwave genera- “But the TV is in the kitchen,” tting souvenir. e same basic from vacation for me. is sand
radio waves or UV waves (except T-shirts, decorative spoons, art souvenir was clearly mass
that one time when I was 7 and tion and never realized that food I replied. en I recalled that the thimbles, snow globes and other produced to look like something
I got a really bad sunburn), I trinkets were displayed with from the South West.
thought this was all well out of could also be reheated in an ac- ad said, Mike’s Microwaves, and the names of each local city. I
my limited range of appliance noticed a tiny ceramic mug with On an episode of Antiques
repair knowledge and decided to tual oven, so for two weeks I ate not Mike’s Microwaves and TVs, Philadelphia on it and decided Roadshow, a man brought in a
call in a professional. that I would collect tiny mugs bottle of sand art created by An-
cold leftovers and brooded about so I decided to let it go. from each city to commemorate drew Clemens and made in Iowa
I looked online for a repairman my trip. Upon returning home, in 1880. e appraiser informed
in my area and chose Mike’s Mi- how di cult life was without a I watched the one TV chan- I displayed my tiny Detroit, the TV viewers that Mr. Clem-
crowave repair because it had a Saginaw and Philadelphia mugs ens was a self-taught deaf artist
number of good reviews and also, microwave. nel that worked well while Mike on the replace mantel in my who created intricate designs
Mike and Microwave both begin apartment. using grains of colored sand.
with an M and I like alliteration. “I think it might be the fuse,” did surgery on the microwave. Recently, while dusting a few
I had to wait two weeks for Mike knick-knacks on shelves in my e eight inch tall glass bottle
to show up because apparently, said Mike when he nally arrived But when I decided to switch kitchen, I fondly remembered brought to the Antiques Road-
there was a sudden epidemic of one of my favorite souvenirs show displayed colorful sand
microwave deaths at the same and did triage on my microwave. channels, all of a sudden, at the -- a birdhouse made out of tree designs including owers, the
time that mine pooped out. It bark. I bought it at a gift shop American ag, a soaring eagle,
was like some kind of microwave “It should be an easy x, but exact same time, the microwave on Grandfather Mountain in and the date of 1880. e
North Carolina on the last day
u that must have been transmit- there’s a chance I might have to whirred to life. of a fantastic hiking trip. Some- SEE KOVACH PAGE 9
ted over the airwaves, or maybe
the radio waves, I couldn’t be do open oven surgery. I need you “Hah!” I yelled. “I xed the

to sign a release.” microwave!”

“A release?” I said. “For what?” “No, you didn’t,” said Mike. “I

“Acknowledging that the did. I put in a new fuse.”

appliance was not functioning “I’m not so sure, Mike.”I said

when I arrived and that nothing assuredly.“I was on CNN and

I did caused it to further mal- when I switched to HGTV, the

function.” microwave started to work again.”

“Fine,” I said and signed the “I told you, they’re not related,”

form. “But before you do any- he argued.

thing, you should try pointing I shrugged. “If you want to

the satellite dish in a di erent believe that, that’s ne,”I said.“I

direction to see if that solves don’t want to make waves.”

the problem, because not only is

the microwave broken, but also, You can follow Tracy on Facebook

our TV isn’t getting very good at

reception.” LostinSuburbiaFanPage/ and read

He looked at me like I was one her blog at www.lostinsuburbia.

burner short of stovetop. “ ey com.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 OPINION North Salem News – Page 9

Kids have the power to change the world KOVACH


Dear Dr. Linda, everyone. STRONG original paper label was still under
We just celebrated Dr. Martin Luther roughout history there are those people LEARNING the glass bottle top -- A. Clemens
deaf mute. is large bottle had taken
King, Jr. Day on Monday. It reminded me of who have not only changed the lives of those DR. LINDA weeks to complete and probably sold
the column you wrote about how one person close to them but actually changed history, SILBERT for a few dollars in 1880.Today the
can change history. Since I teach American nationwide as well as worldwide, just by some- value for this hand-made souvenir is
history, I had my students write papers on what thing they did. 17. He wrote the song “God Bless America.” between $30,000 - $50,000!
they would do to change history. 18. She refused to give her seat to a white
Obviously, the list is endless, but here’s a passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, I was intrigued and researched
It was fascinating. eir papers re ected a 20-question quiz to see if you know the follow- Ala. more information about Mr. Clemens.
generation that wanted to create a better world, ing people who have changed history, and our 19. She is known as one of America’s top Andrew Clemens became deaf at the
one that is focused on peace and a healthy culture and our lives for the better. comediennes of all time. age of ve after an illness. He was
environment. is assignment led to a class 20. First to the market with an incandescent home-schooled by his mother until
discussion on how certain Americans helped 1. He was an American president and wrote light bulb and sound recording, he is known age 13 and then attended a school for
shape our country and our culture. I wish par- the Declaration of Independence. as one of America’s greatest inventors and the deaf in Council Blu s, Iowa, until
ents would take the time to listen to what their businessmen. age 20. During the summers, Andrew
kids would do to change history. 2. He was a civil rights leader. Answers: 1) omas Je erson 2) Mar- and his brothers played near Pictured
3. She wrote “Little Women.” tin Luther King 3) Louisa May Alcott 4) Rocks, a natural sandstone area not far
As a parent of three kids and as a teacher, 4. He was president during the Civil War Abraham Lincoln 5) Sacajawea 6) Charles from their home. Andrew developed
I know how hard it is to nd time to sit with and helped end slavery. Darwin 7) Bill Gates 8) Steve Jobs 9) Amelia an interest in creating sand art using
your kids and discuss our country and our 5. She helped Lewis and Clark on their Earhart 10) Harriet Tubman 11) Franklin D. more than forty shades of the ne
culture. I’m not nalve, so I know this will prob- expedition. Roosevelt 12) Susan B. Anthony 13) Ernest colored sand. He collected the sand in
ably never happen in most homes, but I just 6. He developed the theory of evolution. Hemingway 14) Oprah Winfrey 15) Benjamin large sacks and meticulously sorted the
wanted to share my thoughts with you and 7. He is the founder of Microsoft. Franklin 16) Emma Lazarus 17) Irving Berlin grains by size and color. Over the years,
your readers. 8. He led the digital revolution. 18) Rosa Parks 19) Lucille Ball 20) omas he created decorative sand motifs in
9. She was the rst female aviator to y solo Edison small and large glass bottles and sold
History Teacher across the Atlantic Ocean. these items to make a living.
Dear HistoryTeacher, 10. She led more than 300 slaves to freedom. Dr. Linda
11. He was the U.S. president from 1932-45. Considered to be a master of sand
ank you for sharing this with us. Also, 12. Along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why Bad Grades art, Mr. Clemens was even paid to
thank you for o ering your students an op- she played an important role in the women’s Happen to Good Kids” and director of Strong demonstrate his craft at a museum in
portunity to think and discuss the importance su rage movement. Learning Tutoring and Test Prep. If you have Chicago in 1889. Sadly, Andrew Cle-
each person has in history. We all make a 13. He was an American author who wrote any questions for Dr. Linda, email her at [email protected] mens died at age 37 from tuberculosis.
di erence, whether we realize it or not, by what “ e Old Man and the Sea”and other classics. Few examples of his sand art in glass
we do and say—and what we don’t do and 14. She is the host of a television show and bottles exist intact.
say—that perhaps we should. ese children actress who started her own TV network.
will determine the future of the world and 15. He created the post o ce, re depart- Kim Kovach nds writing inspiration
they must understand now that no matter how ment and library. everywhere!
rich or poor they are, no matter what their 16. She wrote the poem that is on the Statue
ancestries, no matter where they live, they have of Liberty.
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Ruth Keeler Memorial Library is January 27, at 7 p.m. In recogni- Wednesday starting on January 8th Stories and Songs – 10:30 a.m., Free Museum Passes

located at 276 Titicus Road. For tion of International Holocaust from 2-4 p.m. Joan Staudinger has for babies from birth to 2-1/2. North Salem is surrounded

more information on any of these Remembrance Day, e Somers o ered to lea and teach another Tuesdays by many world-class museums.

events, call 914-669-5161 or visit Holocaust Memorial Commission Mah Jongg Group for beginners Mother Goose for Babies – You can visit some of these free will re-dedicate the Fred Bachner and those who need to refresh their 10:30 a.m., for babies from birth of charge by simply going to the

Holocaust Collection to the Ruth skills.Joan will be with the group for to 2-1/2. library and checking out passes

Reading and Discussion Pro- Keeler Memorial Library. Keynote 6-8 weeks. After that participants Wednesdays to the museums. Just ask for the

gram, Women in American Speaker: Hon.Lewis J.Lubell,Jus- are welcome to continue on their Story Time at 10:30 a.m.; family passes at the front desk. You may

Classics with Professor Heather tice Supreme Court, Westchester own. e group is free but we ask story time for kids of all ages. call the library to reserve a pass for

Ostman. e rst ursday of the County Refreshments Will Be that you register by contacting the ursdays a particular week. Passes must be

month at 10:30 a.m. at the Keeler Served. Snow date: January 28. library and make a commitment to Books and Puppets at 10:30 returned within seven days. Passes

Library. Copies of the books are Valentine Crafts with the Rec- come to most of the sessions. a.m.; family story time for kids of may not be returned to any other

available at the Library for check- reation Department on Tuesday, History and Biography book all ages. library, nor put in the book drop.

out. No registration required. February 11 at 4 p.m. For children group Saturdays It is possible to renew a pass for an

ursday, February 6: e Scar- of all ages. e history and biography book Story Time at 10:30 a.m.; family additional week, provided no one

let Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Monthly Early-Onset Demen- group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the story time for kids of all ages. else is waiting for it, by calling the

1850 tia Caregivers Support Group, second Tuesday of the month. (Bilingual stories and songs on library. Loss of a museum pass will

ursday, March 5: A Country every Monday starting on January e group reads books on various some Saturdays.) result in you being charged the full

Doctor, Sarah Orne Jewett, 1884 27 from 6-7 p.m. e group will historical topics or periods as well Writers workshop replacement cost.

ursday, April 2: e Custom be facilitated by Tanya Steel who as some biographies. e books are is workshop is from 11 a.m. ey are available for Keeler Li-

of the Country, Edith Wharton, is the Executive director of a non- chosen by the group and are wide to 12:30 p.m.and led by Maryanne brary card holders only. Don’t have

1913 pro t and spouse of someone with ranging. Multiple copies of the D’Amato the rst Wednesday a library card? Show the library

ursday, May 7: Short Stories, FrontalTemporal Degreneretia- books at the library for people to of the month. It is open to all proof that you live, work, go to

Flannery O’Connor, 1950’s tion. e group is free, open to all, check out and read. writers and aspiring writers who school, or own property in North

Gift of the Somers Holocaust and requires no registration. Drop- New members encouraged! are invited to share their work Salem and we can issue you a li-

Memorial Comission The Fred ins are encouraged and any point. Story time and crafts or desire to write in a supportive brary card in about three minutes.

Bachner Holocaust Collection on Mahjong for Beginners, every Mondays atmosphere.

ROCK School Gym. $20 registration fee. clients to remain active in their Town News with horses is not. e fall pro-
communities and to continue gram gets underway the week of

SENIORS to lead ful lling lives. Rides are e Town Board will have reg- Sept. 9 and runs for 10 weeks,

oral designer Heather Maguire. North Salem Senior Citizens typically to medical and dental ular meetings on the second and through the week of Nov. 11. Peg-

You’re guaranteed a bright, beau- Club for residents 55 and older appointments, grocery shopping fourth Tuesdays of each month asus is looking for volunteers who

tiful bunch of owers on Val- are eligible to join our senior and other errands. Please con- at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Meet- can assist on the same day and

entine’s Day–what’s better than group. Meetings are held at 11:30 sider giving the gift of mobility ing Hall, 66 June Road, North time each week. Volunteers must

that? Supplies included. Tuesday, a.m. on the second Tuesday of the and independence. For more in- Salem. All meetings are subject be 13 or older.

February 11 from 7-9 p.m. month at the North Salem Fire formation, please call Marietta to rescheduling upon adequate For more information, contact

Paint & Sip! House. Some of the events this C. Manoni at 914-242-7433 or notice, as circumstances require. Lynn Peters, Director of Volun-

Saturday, February 15, from year have included: Visit to the email [email protected] All agendas and live meetings are teer Services, at 845-669-8235,

7-9 p.m. Grab your friends and Buddhist Monastery, Meet-and- NS Democratic posted on the Town website at: ext. 109 or [email protected]
unleash your inner artist at the Greet with the Candidates, ear- For more information about

Railyard Arts Paint Night. Sip ring making, Irish Dancers, Penny Committee board/agenda. Pegasus, visit
and Paint Night o ers a fun, Social, food drive, Educated Pal- Town Clerk Maria Hlushko
easy, stress-free chance to create ate Luncheon, AARP Defen- Volunteers needed. ere are a Waterview/Salem
has a notary license. Residents are

a painting you can be proud of! sive Driving course, Westchester few open seats on the town com- welcome to come to Town Hall if Hills Rehabilitation &
Painting supplies included. Broadway eatre, speakers from mittee and the Democrats would they need documents notarized. Healthcare
our local town o ces, 90th Birth- love to have some new volunteers To make an appointment, call
Drum Circle at day Party picnic and music, Fas- come forward. It’s a great way to 914-669-5577.

Chapel at Croton cia’s Chocolate Factory, and much meet new people and be involved Pegasus New York will abolish all sin-
Falls more! in who and what shapes our com- Therapeutic Riding gle-use plastic bags statewide as
munity. If, on the other hand, you of March 2020. Waterview/Salem
Upcoming Events: Trip to may be interested in serving on a Hills Rehabilitation & Health-
Brotherhood Winery and 1839

609 Route 22, Croton Falls Restaurant & Bar, Trip to West- town committee, we suggest you Pegasus erapeutic Riding is care and some very crafty volun-

Westchester Spirited Drum- chester Broadway eatre for “An keep an eye on the Town’s website, located at 310 Peach Lake Road teers have spearheaded a project

mers circle will meet every rst American In Paris”, Holiday Par-, and send an in- in Brewster, just over the North for reducing our carbon footprint.

Friday of the month from 7:30-10 ty at Primavera, musical events, quiry to the Town Board. Several Salem border across from Peach Our initiative “Take It One Step the Chapel at Croton Falls. speakers from the community, vacancies are listed. Contact us at Lake. Toward a Greener Future” is now

Bring your drum or percussive in- and more! PO Box 525, North Salem, NY underway and ready to launch. In-

strument or borrow one of ours to Volunteer Drivers or [email protected] LOOKING FOR Trend, roomy and breathable cro-
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NS Rec Department Needed NS Republican Pegasus erapeutic Riding is will be for sale at both locations.

looking for volunteers to assist ese ready-to-use washable

programs Can you spare a little time to Committee individuals in their fall riding pro- bags are sturdy and extremely du-
make a di erence in the life of an
gram. rable. All proceeds from the sale of

All registration forms avail- older adult? November 2019 brings a series Pegasus provides equine assist- these handmade market bags will

able at: RideConnect, a program of of local elections with opportu- ed activities to people with special go back to the residents at each

Questions? Contact North Salem Family Services of Westchester, nities to serve as a volunteer. If needs and at-risk individuals. e facility, which supports purchases

Recreation at 914-669-5665 is an information, referral, and you are interested in serving on farm is located at 310 Peach Lake they may not be able to make oth-

transportation program for older the Committee or volunteering, Road (Route 121) in Brewster, erwise.

ADULT SPORTS adults, age 60+, who can no longer please contact the Committee at: just over the North Salem border, To purchase, or inquire more

Mens Under 40 Basketball drive. We are seeking volunteer North Salem Republican Com- across from Peach Lake. information on these bags, please

Drop-in Program, ursdays, drivers who are willing to provide mittee, PO Box 289, North Sa- Although participation in a contact: Denise Moore, Admin-

8:30-10 p.m. through June 2020 occasional rides to our older adult lem, NY 10560 914-662-6620 three-hour volunteer orientation istrative Assistant, 914-940-2103,

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North Salem back on the winning track

Tigers beat Putnam Valley, Bronxville

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER other on the court more,” said ‘We are starting to trust each other on the court more.’
SPORTS EDITOR Coach Chris Regan. “It develops
in practice with some of our drills –Coach Chris Regan
After a di cult start to the and activities. ey are starting North Salem Boys Basketball
season which saw the North Sa- to better understand each other’s
lem boys’ basketball team drop strengths and are learning to play the way behind a dominant of- scored 36-27. “Anthony [Foglia] is very con-
four straight games, the Tigers to them.”
opened league play Monday ( Jan. fensive rebounding performance “Putnam Valley was a nice sistent with rebounding,” Regan
13) with a decisive 67-43 home Leading the way in the win
win against league rival Putnam over Putnam Valley were sopho- (18) and strong three-point league win, but the win at Bronx- said. “Roger [Squire] and Chris-
Valley. ey found themselves in more Roger Squire (21 points, 8
the win column again two days rebounds, 4 blocks) and junior shooting (11 for 26). ville was our best overall team tian [Norberto] have alternated
later, with a 64-57 road win over Anthony Foglia (14 points, 10
Bronxville. rebounds). At Bronxville on Wednesday, game of the season,” Regan said. solid games. Kevin [Ryan], even

North Salem’s record now North Salem came out of the Jan. 15, North Salem’s defense “Bronxville entered that game when he is not scoring, is our
stands at 4-6. gate ring on all cylinders, jump-
ing out to a 23-10 lead after one held the Broncos to just 21 at 6-3 and we really played well constant as far as his ability to
“We are starting to trust each quarter. e Tigers led the rest of
points in three quarters, taking a throughout on both o ense and handle the ball under pressure

16-point lead into the nal frame. defense. We were up 19 with 3:30 and use his athleticism to create

e Tigers survived a wild fourth to go, and they hit some threes chances for himself and others.

quarter, in which they were out- near the end to make it closer.” Steven Herlihy has also been a

e consistent Foglia came up steadying presence in the lineup

with another solid game, scoring as he has shifted into more of a

10 points (4-9 FG, 2-3 FT) and ball-handling role.”

grabbing 7 rebounds. Kevin Ryan North Salem’s scheduled Sat-

(15 points, 6 steals), Christian urday, Jan. 18, game at Edgemont

Norberto (17 points, 10 rebounds, was postponed until Tuesday,

4 steals) and Steven Herlihy (12 Jan. 21, because of an antici-

points) also lled up the box score. pated snowstorm. ey were also

scheduled to travel to Port Ches-

ter on Wednesday, Jan. 22, and

host Brewster on Friday, Jan. 24.

“I think that, moving forward,

I hope that we will continue to

develop our trust with each other

and that will, hopefully, enable us

to build on these past two victo-

ries,” Regan said.

Senior captain
Steven Herlihy

Senior captain Kevin Ryan Junior Anthony Foglia

Page 15 – North Salem News SPORTS Thursday, January 23, 2020

VRarosuitnyd1u/13-1p/16 scored a win by fall over Pawl-
ing’s Kevin Panzer.

Somers-North Salem was

scheduled to compete in the
Westchester County Cham-
pionships at Yonkers High
School on Sunday, Jan. 19, too

late for inclusion in this paper.

e Tuskers also slated to host

Beacon at Somers High School

North Salem News went to press e BYSNS were led by on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and have a

early because of Martin Luther Frankie Vigiletti (1G), Ian Wo- home-and-home with Brews-

King Jr. Day. erefore, only loshyn (1A), Callahan Du (1A) ter on Wednesday ( Jan. 22) and

the results of games played from and Matt Gergley (21 saves). ursday ( Jan. 23).

Monday, Jan. 13, to ursday,

Jan. 16, are included in this issue. UPCOMING SCHEDULE Don’t see your team’s results or

Visit us on Twitter (@Halston_ e BYSNS will get back on statistics listed? Coaches, parents

Sports) for more timely results. the ice on ursday ( Jan. 23) or players can send them to [email protected]

Hockey (4-9) against Carmel at Brewster Ice
Arena. ey’ll then travel to the
Ice Hutch (Mount Vernon) the

next night to take on New Ro-


BYSNS 0 Wrestling North Salem’s
Monday, Jan. 13 (Playland Steven Fernandez
plays for the BYSNS.
Ice Casino in Rye)

Rye Town/Harrison blanked LAKELAND PANAS 58,


Gergley recording 13 saves and Tuesday, Jan. 14 (Walter Pa-

Hawken Hellebo stopping 3 nas High School)

shots for the visitors. North Salem eighth-grader

Dominic Barrella (99 pounds)

LAKELAND/PANAS 3, BYSNS 1 picked up a win by fall over

Wednesday, Jan. 15 (Brewster Lakeland-Panas’ Joshua Frogel.

Ice Arena)

Lakeland/Panas defeated PAWLING 48, SOMERS

BYSNS, 3-1, at the Brewster Ice NORTH SALEM 42

Arena, spearheaded by 37 saves Thursday, Jan. 16 (Pawling

from Lakeland freshman Nick High School)

Mele. Dominic Barella (106 pounds)

Dominic Barrella picked up two wins for Somers-North Salem last

Page 16 – North Salem News SPORTS Thursday, January 23, 2020


Tigers answer the bell after
getting ‘whacked on the chin’

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER most of their one practice. and 10 in the third. e Tigers
“Our message was just to be built up a 38-18 lead heading

hungry,” DeMarzo said. into the fourth quarter.

e North Salem girls’ bas- e result was a 43-31 win. “ ere was a lot of discus-

ketball team was at a crossroads e dominant defensive per- sion in practice this week af-

after su ering their worst defeat formance was sparked by senior ter the Putnam Valley loss and

of the season—a 72-29 road loss co-captain Amanda Marano, we got back on track tonight,”

to league rival Putnam Valley on who frustrated the Vikings’ star DeMarzo said. “I couldn’t ask

Tuesday, Jan. 14. player Shelby Sekinski all night, them to play any better defen-

But the 6-6 Tigers would holding her to just 8 points sively. Every time Valhalla called

have little time to dwell on the through the rst three quarters a timeout, I told the girls think

loss. ey would be on the road and 15 in the game. the score is 0-0 and keep playing

again just two days later to play “Amanda Marano played hard defensively.”

Valhalla, a team that had beaten great defense on her all night, North Salem’s other senior

them twice already this season denying her the ball,” DeMarzo co-captains, Liz Squire (13

(51-41 on Dec. 7, 55-53 on Dec. said. “Amanda made her work points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks) and

12) for everything.” Julia DeSanto (9 points), led by

With just one day o between North Salem stymied the Val- example. DeSanto ignited her

the two games, Coach Lance halla o ense, which scored just 1 Tiger teammates with big re-

DeMarzo and his sta made the point in the rst, 7 in the second, bounds, blocks and assists.

“Julia came up big defensive-

ly,” DeMarzo said.

‘I couldn’t ask them to play e coach also commended
the Wright sisters, Megan and

any better defensively.’ Leah, on their defensive e orts.
DeMarzo said the Jan. 16

–Coach Lance DeMarzo game against Valhalla shows
North Salem Girls Basketball what his team is capable of when

their e ort matches their con -

dence. ey improved to 7-6 FILE PHOTOS/BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER

with the win. Senior captain Julia DeSanto contributed in all facets of the game in
“I think we should have a bet- the 43-31 win over Valhalla.

WHY DO WE ter record than that. But we play

hard, and sometimes I think

the girls are too hard on them-

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Anglebrook Golf Club has ever made. play,” DeMarzo said. “I think we
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PUZZLE SOLUTIONS Are your nancial and
tax advisors talking?
Corresponding to Last Week’s January 16 Issue

Now that we’ve closed the you would have to contribute to
book on 2019, it’s o cial-
ly Tax Season. As you pre- GUEST your traditional IRA, SEP-IRA
pare your tax returns for the April CORNER or similar account to potentially
15 deadline, you might already lower your taxable income. If
start looking for opportunities to
improve your tax-related nancial JUDI you make the contribution, your
outcomes in the future. And one MCANAW
important step you can take is to nancial advisor can illustrate
connect your tax professional with your nancial
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take advantage of some valuable strategies:
retirement picture and make
• Roth vs. traditional IRA—If you’re eligible to
contribute to a Roth IRA and a traditional IRA, a recommendation on how to
you might nd it bene cial to have your nancial
advisor talk to your tax professional about which invest the money. (You can fund your IRA with
is the better choice. Generally, if you think your
tax rate will be higher in retirement, you might virtually any type of investment – stocks, bonds,
want to contribute to the Roth IRA, which
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than 59 ? and have had your account at least ve
years). But if you think your tax bracket will be • Capital gains taxes on mutual funds—You
lower when you retire, you might be better o
with the traditional IRA, which o ers upfront might think you have total control over taxes
tax bene ts—speci cally, your contributions may
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by your local Financial Advisor, Judi McAnaw, a
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