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Foundation For Learning
celebrates 25th anniversary
PHOTO COURTESY OF NSFL BY TOM WALOGORSKY opportunities and projects that K-12 teachers to enhance dis-
EDITOR fall outside the regular budget for tance learning.
North Salem Foundation for Learning board members Kathy grades K-12 within the school
Daigneault, Carolyn Aversano, Maryanne D’Amato, Veronica Smith, On Saturday, Oct. 23, Hay- district. Over the years, their ef- Like many other events over
LeeKei Ellicott, and Mark Halstead at Hayﬁelds Market. elds Market was the host for forts have helped to support stu- the past year, the NSFL’s mile-
the North Salem Foundation dents at both Pequenakonck El- stone celebration would need to
Tigers Take For Learning’s 25th anniversary ementary and the middle school/ be delayed due to the pandemic.
Section Title! party. e event recognized the high school with a litany of aca-
milestone accomplishment for demic initiatives, as well as their “We’re actually in our twenty-
the group as they continue with annual merit scholarship awards. sixth year,” explains NSFL Presi-
their mission to foster scholastic Recently, this has included a dent Mark Halstead. “Because of
excellence in the North Salem $3,000 donation to the Board of COVID, we chose to have the
Central School District. Education for the purchase of XP anniversary this year.”
pens and digital tablets for use by
e NSFL funds enrichment As the foundation began
preparations anew for the event,
they saw the importance of unit-
ing people once more after a tu-
multuous year of COVID. To do
so, they decided to hold the an-
niversary celebration at a staple
of the North Salem community
in Hay elds Market on Bloomer
“ e idea behind it was to get
the community to come back
together again,” says Halstead.
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Thursday, November 4, 2021 North Salem News – Page 3
Dig Pink fundraiser exceeds expectations
BY TOM WALOGORSKY cancer is very close to my heart, Oct. 9. few of the teams exceeded their the seniors,” says Gigi LeClair of
EDITOR so I made sure this was special Tigers volleyball also got their goal.” the e ort put forth to make the
and a big community event.” fundraiser a success. “ ey were
For North Salem’s volley- fellow sports teams in on the ef- e volleyball squad began the great about getting me anything
ball squad, October was a busy To help with the fundraising, fort, challenging each other to Dig Pink fundraising with the I needed. Everyone was so help-
month. Not only were the Tigers Tigers volleyball sold tee shirts, raise more money for the cause. goal of raising $5,000. When ful; our coach, the Booster Club,
preparing for the playo push, created a merchandise table at all was said and done, the ef- the Athletic Director, and Mrs.
but they also devoted their time the school, and hosted a commu- “We made teams for the other fort shattered expectations and Connelly. And my dad, for driv-
to a worthy and sel ess cause nity car wash at the Croton Falls sports in the school, and we said brought in $7,976. ing me everywhere.”
with the Dig Pink fundraising Fire Department on Saturday, it’s a competition to raise the
initiative. most money,” says LeClair. “A “My team was great, especially PHOTO COURTESY OF GIGI LECLAIR
Dig Pink is coordinated The Tigers talk strategy before the Dig Pink game against Croton-Harmon on Oct. 3.
through the Side-Out Foun-
dation, an organization that
promotes awareness and funds
research to provide treatment op-
tions for those living with meta-
static breast cancer.
“Its about raising money for
research, but it’s also about help-
ing families,” explains junior Gigi
LeClair, who helped to spear-
head the initiative. “ at’s really
what I love about it.”
Over the past decade, Dig
Pink has allowed volleyball teams
at all levels to raise over $15 mil-
lion for metastatic breast cancer
trials. More than 9,000 teams na-
tionwide have participated, rang-
ing from NCAA teams through
middle school volleyball pro-
“Volleyball is a sport that is
mostly women-run, so it has a
deep-rooted connection,” adds
LeClair. “For me, Dig Pink
wasn’t just a game. For me, breast
NSFL the district’s students. is Team, STEM explora-
was achieved through the
FROM PAGE 1 sale of event tickets, ra e tion during genius hour at
tickets, and group member-
“And having it at Hay elds, ships. e evening would Pequenakonck Elemen-
a local business that has sup- also see 14 new members
ported us through the years, join the foundation. tary, a $6,000 donation to
was the perfect place. It’s all
connected to North Salem.” “All of the money we the Board of Education for
raised goes right back into
Halstead and the rest of the district,” says Mark Hal- computer science program-
the NSFL organizers of- stead. “We identify things
fered special praise and that there is a real need for ming, a self-defense course
thanks to Hay elds owner in the schools. A project
Renea Dayton for providing may promote a new con- o ered to female high
an ideal setting for their cel- cept, or a new way of doing
ebratory evening. something. We like them to school students, and provid-
have some longevity, and be
“Renea has done a fantas- able to reach as many stu- ing iPads for special educa-
tic job of redoing the out- dents as we can.”
side of her space,” remarks tion instruction.
Halstead. “ ey have re e NSFL has undertak-
pits outside now, and we en numerous initiatives to Looking to the future,
knew people could be out- bene t students throughout
side and be comfortable.” the district. the North Salem Founda-
e evening was a rous- Each year, the organiza- tion For Learning is hoping The fire pits provided a comfortable outdoor Hayfields Market hosted the celebration
ing success, with catering tion awards 11 scholarships space for the community to gather. on Oct. 23.
by Chef Paulie G and live to graduating seniors, with to take the positivity from
music by Andrea and the each one given in recogni- their 25th anniversary and
Armenian Rug Riders. ( e tion of dedication to a dif-
band’s lead singer, Andrea ferent academic discipline. continue with their mis-
Babon, is also the proud
parent of a NSHS gradu- e scholarships are pre- sion of promoting scholastic
ate.) sented to students at a spe-
cial year-end awards cere- excellence for the district’s
Best of all, the NSFL’s mony with faculty members.
25th anniversary celebration students and bringing the
took in more than $4,000 Other initiatives have
which the group can now included sponsoring the community back together.
use to continue supporting North Salem Robotics
“Part of the idea of the
25th anniversary party was
to rebuild that sense of com-
munity that has somewhat
been lost during COVID,”
concludes Mark Halstead.
“It was about helping to
rebuild a part of this com-
munity, so we can get back
to having those shared ex-
periences. We have a smaller
school district, and the way
everyone comes together is
one of the things that makes PHOTOS: CORINNE STANTON
Andrea and the Armenian Rug Riders performing at the NSFL anniversary.
North Salem special.”
Page 4 – North Salem News Thursday, November 4, 2021
Schoolhouse Theater beneﬁt raises $15K
BY CAROL REIF the players have enough juice to founded by Leandra “Lee” Pope,
STAFF WRITER survive. who died last year.
e Schoolhouse eater of- “For a tiny, little, hole-in-the- Meanwhile, the nonpro t
fered a “deep bow of gratitude” wall theater, we’ve been punch- group is actively raising funds
to those who helped make its ing above our weight,” he said through bene t performanc-
latest bene t performance a big es, ticket sales, donations and
hit. ursday, Oct. 21. grants. According to Lewis, the
Just where and when its live Saturday, Oct. 9, bene t read-
Artistic director Bram Lewis performances will resume is up ing of “ e Amazing Randi” and
said the Oct. 9 online event in the air. e town of North Sa- “Virtual Reality,” two comedic
starring actors Alan Arkin and lem is about to close on its pur- one-acts plays written by Arkin,
Robert Klein raised a total of chase of the theater’s home on raised $6,000 in ticket sales.
$15,000. Owens Road in Croton Falls. It
plans to turn the circa-1925 for- A member of the foundation’s
e Pandemic Players may mer school into a community/ board donated $5,000 and three
not have a brick-and-mortar senior center. people chipped in $1,000 apiece.
home at the moment, but Lewis
knows that the troupe can make ere’s a lot of renovation “ is is more than we’ve ever
good use of the money. It’s put work to be done, especially on raised during one bene t be-
on dozens of virtual perfor- the old slate roof, and the town fore,” Lewis said, adding that
mances since COVID-19 shut- doesn’t expect to have programs there were 178 people in the vir-
tered cultural venues across the up and running there until late- tual audience.
nation. Many Broadway and o - summer 2022, Supervisor War-
Broadway shows are springing ren J. Lucas said recently. For more information about
back to life, but small commu- the theater and future perfor-
nity venues are still struggling. e town has appeared recep- mances, visit www.theschool-
tive to the idea of e Pandemic housetheater.org.
Lewis remains con dent that Players again using the 99-seat
theater. e arts venue was
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Page 6 – North Salem News Thursday, November 4, 2021
North Salem seeks Police urge caution
input on local PD after car break-ins
e Town of North Salem is e Task Force met over a period Cash, items stolen from vehicle
on Russell Rd.
conducting a community survey to of seven months to consider mul-
learn about interactions with, and tiple facets of police-community
attitudes toward, the North Salem relations including: the current role
Police Department. of police in the community, sta - BY CAROL REIF ported that their unlocked car had also
STAFF WRITER had a nocturnal visitor. Nothing was
is is a town-wide survey of all ing and training, the ways in which missing in this particular case.
North Salem police are re-emphasizing
residents, businesses and those who procedural justice policies are em- the importance of keeping vehicles locked “It would help if everyone were to lock
after several were targeted by thieves late their vehicles and keep their valuables out
work in North Salem. We would ployed, transparency and account- last month. of sight and safe,” Howley said Saturday,
greatly appreciate your participa- ability of information and poli- According to Chief omas Howley,
two unlocked cars in the Candlewood New York State Police issued the fol-
tion in this very short survey. Please cies, and o cer wellness. e Task Park section of town were rummaged lowing advice last week.:
through in the early morning hours on
be assured that responses to this Force produced a report with rec- Friday, Oct. 22. One was parked on Rus- Lock your vehicle, even in your own
sell Road and the other on Jessitar Road. driveway. Close all windows including
survey will be anonymous and all ommendations which was accepted About $200 in cash and $300 worth of sunroofs. Park in well-lighted areas. Nev-
items were stolen from the rst. er leave your vehicle unattended while it
results presented in the aggregate. by the Town Board and is available is running. Never leave keys, valuables,
e owners think the break-ins oc- bank cards, or personal identi cation in
e survey can be found at the on the Town’s website. e survey curred between 1 and 5 a.m. a vehicle even for short periods of time.
following web address: was one of the recommendations in Around 2:15 a.m. Friday, a home secu- Community members can further assist
rity camera recorded someone trying to in preventing these crimes of opportunity
https://www.northsalemny.org/ the report. get into a car on Alice Road in the hamlet by remaining vigilant and reporting any
of Croton Falls. at vehicle was locked, signs of suspicious activity -- whether it
police/pages/north-salem-police- If you cannot access the form so the alleged bad guy took o empty- be a person, vehicle, or noise -- immedi-
handed. ately to local law enforcement.
department-community-survey via the links, or prefer to complete
A resident of Post Road – about 10 Questions or concerns can be directed
is survey has been written by a paper copy, the survey (along with minutes away near Hawley Road – re- to any trooper at the New York State Po-
lice by calling (845) 677-7300.
the Town’s Police Reform and instructions for submitting it to the
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in response to a New York State NY 10560 or the Ruth Keeler Me-
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the principles of fairness and pro- made public after all responses are
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Thursday, November 4, 2021 North Salem News – Page 7
Protect your home from burglars
Tips to keep valuables safe
BY CAROL REIF if you see suspicious persons or vehicles.
STAFF WRITER BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR: Get to
know your neighbors, watch out for them
Unlocked cars aren’t the only things that and report suspicious activity in your
the bad guys like to target in North Salem. neighborhood immediately. Prevention is
Last month, the state police sought the the best cure.
public’s help in identifying two “subjects” DON’T LEAVE CLUES THAT YOU
in connection with the burglary of a local ARE AWAY: If you go on vacation never
home and another person who they said leave clues that you are away. Cancel news-
“illegally entered” a house on Titicus Road. paper deliveries and have someone pick-up
e latter was confronted by someone in your mail or have it held at the post o ce.
the home and ed without taking anything, Never leave a message on your answering
they said. machine telling people you aren’t home. Be PHOTO: METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION
Nearby Connecticut towns, such as careful of postings on social networks like
Ridge eld and New Canaan, are also expe- Facebook - burglars monitor these sites to lighted. Low energy lighting switched on eyes and ears of the neighborhood -- the
riencing residential break-ins. see if you are away. and o by photoelectric sensors (low light most important thing you can do is call
“Most burglars are not master criminals. DON’T GIVE BURGLARS A switches) is a cost-e ective way to discour- police to report a crime or anything suspi-
ey’re usually looking for an easy oppor- PLACE TO HIDE: Keep bushes and trees age burglars. cious.
tunity to get into a house without being well-trimmed away from the front of your LOCK IT UP: Lock all doors and win- SECURITY-VIDEO CAMERAS:
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job easier for them,” said New Canaan po- and along pathways. Hedges provide a hid- even for a short time. Burglars are oppor- rity/video camera system that covers the
lice Chief Leon Krolikowski. ing place for burglars to work behind. tunists and leaving a door or window open interior/exterior of your residence and the
Here are his tips for heading sticky- n- KEYS: Never leave the keys to your makes it easy for them. street near it. e price point of quality
gered intruders o at the pass: home or car inside a vehicle or in a place MARK VALUABLES: Mark your camera systems makes this a wise invest-
BE WARY OF UNKNOWN VISI- where a thief can nd them. Keys placed valuables with a unique identifying num- ment.
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LETTERS Old school rules for ghouls
Support-A-Walk Rhode Island, Washington, When you’re out trick- happen to notice that the cicadas Chitty Bang Bang” costume out of
Spirit Virginia, Colorado and or-treating do you ever came this year? is should prick a refrigerator box, and I hounded
California, to name a few. think about WHY up the ears of anyone who gave out my parents day and night, but they
To the Editor:
Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, ousands walked in unity you’re doing it? For the candy, of Sour Patch Kids as a Halloween refused to buy a new refrigerator
with us. Love lled the air,
marked Support Connection’s and the message was clear; course, is the treat last year. just so I could have a really great
27th Annual Support-A- no one has to be alone with
Walk. ank you to Halston breast or ovarian cancer. short answer to I feel a certain Halloween costume. I don’t know
Media for your support and Support Connection’s pro-
promotion of the Support- fessional peer counselors, all the $100,000 Bar MAN responsibility to why, because our refrigerator was
A-Walk. Your sponsorship cancer survivors, are here to question. e
of the Walk over the years o er you educated guidance OVERBOARD inform the public so old that there were fossilized
continues to help us reach and support. longer answer is about things like spare ribs in the back of the freezer
both people who donate to
us and those who utilize our We are so grateful to our a mish-mosh of RICK this. from the Cretaceous period. I was
free breast and ovarian cancer sponsors and donors that
support services. e Support have helped Support Con- religious ritual, MELÉN Some of what left to fashion my usual “hobo”
Connection: 25 years of help nection raise money at the
and hope feature along with Walk so that we can o er superstition and we do around out t, which was basically whatev-
information about our Walk free peer counseling services,
Ambassadors gave your read- support groups, wellness and modern embel- holidays seems er I wore to school the day before
ers an opportunity to get to educational programs for
know Support Connection. women, their families and lishment. Some pretty random. with a few extra rips and more dirt
friends who are dealing with
is year, due to the ongo- breast or ovarian cancer. of the traditions that we now cel- Bobbing for apples? I just don’t than usual rubbed into the knees.
ing COVID-19 pandemic,
we had hundreds gather in Preparation for the Sup- ebrate as Halloween can be traced see me putting my whole face in Dressed thus you really could
FDR Park to celebrate life, port-A-Walk is a labor of
pay tribute to loved ones love. is year, as we changed to Samhain, a Celtic observance a tub of cold water and the prize believe that we were the only poor
and walk to support people the format, it required extra
impacted by breast and ovar- skill and dedication. Sup- dating back to the 10th century. is a wet apple that already has the people living in Chappaqua who
ian cancer. While we missed port Connection’s Director
the gathering of thousands of Fundraising Activities and Held on November rst, it marked teeth marks of someone with worse could not a ord a new refrigerator.
we usually have, people Outreach, Melissa Higgins,
responded to our invitation did an excellent job coordi- the beginning of the “darker aim. Maybe if the payo was a little Halloween has de nitely done
to Walk With Us, Wherever nating the event preparation.
You Are, whether it be near Barbara Cervoni, Support months,” a day when communion more in line with the possibility a 180-degree turn over the centu-
or far. ousands walked in Connection’s Director of
communities nationwide. Services and Communication with the netherworld was thought of ruining my hair I’d give it a try. ries, evolving from a dark, pagan
did an amazing job coordi-
It was heartwarming to nating publicity for the Walk. to be easier. What about bobbing for magne- observance in service of the dead
witness people joining in Other sta members, Celeste
teams across the country to Baccari and Katherine Foley When the Romans conquered sium-alloy wheel rims, or bobbing to a light-hearted excuse for a
be a part of the Support-A- and volunteers assisted with
Walk. In addition to New preparations. A special thank much of Europe, All Saints Day for insurance vouchers? party with people whose identity
York, we had people walking you to Honorary Chair-
in many states including New persons Kacey Grean and was already on November rst and Yes, there are some new you won’t nd out until they either
Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Chereese Jervis-Hill as well
Maryland, North Carolina, as Walk Ambassadors, Beth their version of Samhain moved up rules about Halloween, like you remove their costumes, or you read
SEE LETTERS PAGE 10 a day to become known as All Hal- shouldn’t appropriate other peoples’ about them the next day in the
lows Eve, or Halloween. Dressing ethnic identities by dressing up in police blotter.
up as ghosts or fairies was a way of goofy versions of their costumes. Appropriately, there are at least
bridging the distance between this If you’re not Native American, it’s two black cats that live in my
world and the next, and honoring not as nice these days to traipse house, and I can see why people
the dead. How we got from that around in a headdress waving a are superstitious about them. If you
to the “sexy dentist” costume is just tomahawk at people. If you ARE consider something that throws
America working its magic. Native American, then it’s not up on your newspaper fairly often
e practice of trick-or-treating exactly a costume, so you shouldn’t to be bad luck, then I sympathize
possibly evolved from the practice wear it on Halloween either.Trick- with you. In their defense, a lot of
of leaving food or gifts in a sacri ce or-treating is tricky these days. what I read in newspapers makes
as thanks for a successful harvest. A Once I dressed up like one of the me want to do the same thing. I
recent poll found that “Sour Patch Beatles, but I wasn’t actually one wouldn’t waste your time being
Kids” is the most popular 2021 of the Beatles, so it was probably afraid of them, though. If they
Halloween candy in six states. Here culturally inappropriate, and I hope cross your path it only means
I’d like to point out that if I were a I didn’t hurt anybody’s feelings. you’re standing in front of the food
god, I would not be thrilled by that You’re probably wondering how bowl.
as a gift, and you should expect to all this relates to the fact that my
see some wilted crops next year, and next-door neighbor Dave’s par- Look for Rickster Melen on Facebook!
possibly a plague of locusts. Did you ents made him this great “Chitty Say hello at: [email protected]
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Thursday, November 4, 2021 OPINION North Salem News – Page 9
All dolled up
JUST Fun ily. Since we hadn’t done that in Who was this person looking look just like you did when I rst
JO ANN Facts such a long time, I put on a fancy back at me in the mirror and is this met and fell in love with you.”
dress that I was thrilled still t how I really always looked? Oh
JO ANN by Jo Ann after that pesky pandemic pound- Lord, please don’t let me cry! e “Really?”
FRANCELLA age. I then proceeded to apply last thing I need is to have a black “Yes.”
Egyptians wore eye make-up my make-up. At rst, it felt a bit streak running down my cheeks. “I’m sorry I called you an old
“These sure are strange to ward off evil spirits. clumsy, but then I got the hang of baseball mitt.”
times!” How many it again. Ken picked up the gauntlet and “I know.”
times have you heard My skin began loving not somehow had the right words.
those words spoken over the past being bombarded with founda- I began to apply moisturizer [email protected]
year and a half? tion and then getting a dusting of and foundation, concealer, blush “Honey, you look beautiful. You
blush. My original naked facial and a spritz of water to set it all;
Besides the time when I would skin began to breathe, shed its then, on to the eye make-up. A bit
have gladly traded my rstborn dead cells and glow. I loved it. I of eye shadow, a touch of eyeliner,
for a six-pack of toilet paper, and don’t think I had seen this face some mascara on top and bottom
when I accidentally stood too in the past 52 years. I wasn’t sure lashes and a dab of ll-in color
close to someone on a checkout whether I looked older or younger on my brows, and I was ready to
line at Stop and Shop and was and didn’t want to ask my hus- go. All I needed was a swipe of
loudly and sternly chastised by band. He always thinks my ques- lipstick.
someone in a hazmat suit and tions are trick questions, and he
plastic face shield, I realized one stammers and stumbles over his I had not yet fully looked at the
more change in my life. words until I get insulted. But, if completed face when Ken walked
I’m being honest, I’m pretty sure I into the room and I asked, “How
Since we had to wear masks once told him his face looked like do I look?”
at all times when not in our own an old baseball mitt because he
homes, I became used to not gets so tan from playing golf. He I’m positive that any other
wearing any make-up. When didn’t seem too happy about that. human with ears would not
summer arrived, I got a nice glow have noticed the teeniest, tiniest,
on my skin while working in my Getting back to my favorite miniscule delay in his response,
garden, so I continued to not wear subject - me, here’s what hap- but I did.
any make-up. When the winter pened when just a few weeks ago
of ‘20/’21 rolled around, I knew I Ken and I went out to dinner I turned full faced to the mirror
would be indoors again, so I still with my daughter and her fam- and saw a clown looking back
didn’t wear any make-up. at me. My eyelashes looked like
spider legs, my cheeks were circles
of pink, the foundation looked
like it was applied with a trowel,
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Jacque’s Spin on Music for November 2021
It’s been my pleasure to sup- chester Bluegrass Club presents panied by saxophonist Albert With the Fall Festival season 970 Main Street, 914-930-
port local music venues. I’ve Grant Gordy & Ross Martin Rivera. If you are more com- in full swing, you’ll nd a full 1889
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ACQUE’masks, vaccine cards or negative e evening kicks o with an ACQUE’ fans are encouraged to sign up o ers live music Friday and
open mic at 7 p.m. Mike Burns for the weekly newsletter to Saturday night at 8 p.m.
test results at the door. I thank and Highway 53 will open for
you for making the choice to the headlining act at 8 p.m. receive the most current per- SOMERS
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we have planned this Fall Live music ursday nights
S at Salsa Verde, as well
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USIC CARMEL If you have a space for live
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Please check with the location acoustic jam following. e restaurant features live net.
music in the dining room urs-
prior to heading out for up- BTW, if you’re looking day, Friday and Saturday nights. Jacque Roche is a freelance writer,
editor and music blogger for
to-date requirements, as they for something to do on PEEKSKILL HearIt ere.com and contributor
Birdsall House to several local publications.
remain uid. Sunday, the 7th Mike Archived broadcasts of 2016-2020
radio shows can be heard streaming
e Paramount Hudson Val- Burns will be performing on Mixcloud.com.
ley, Peekskill has some exciting a set of acoustic music at
Nshows in November! Friday the the Beanrunner Café in N
5th is Herman’s Hermits starring Peekskill at 3 p.m.
O N MPeter Noone. You’ll nd Jazz in On Saturday, Nov. 6, you ON M
the Park at e Paramount Sun- can get a taste of Grammy
day, Nov. 14 from 1-7 p.m. e nominated guitarist Doug
music of two Woodstock Festival Munro’s band, La Pompe Attack
greats come alive on Friday, Nov. at the Beanrunner Café, from home, Doug hosts 8 p.m. live
19. Janis Joplin fans will enjoy 6-8 p.m. For a more intimate streams on Facebook and You-
Lisa Polizzi’s powerhouse vocals, performance, visit Salsa Verde Tube. is month, Nov. 3 with
while JINGO delivers Santana. in Somers from 6-8 p.m. on the Michael Goetz, upright bass and
Saturday, Nov. 20, e West- 20th where Doug will be accom- Nov. 10 with Albert Rivera.
Understanding the Timeline LETTERS years ago, we could never have
of Dementia imagined that Support Connec-
FROM PAGE 8 tion would grow into a nation-
Presented by Heather McKay, PhD, OT/L. Dr. McKay is an occupational therapist, dementia ally recognized organization that
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Overcoming reading comprehension problems
STRONG ing test. e rst day his parents back for the answers. I’ve found interest. eir mind wanders o . workbook in which he has to read
LEARNING brought him to me, I asked him that most of the children say, “No, To help him pay attention have a passage and then answer mul-
to read some passages from a you can’t look back.” By doing tiple questions. ese exercises test
DR. LINDA valid reliable reading test used this, he’s not just following what him ll in answers to the ve W’s his comprehension but don’t teach
SILBERT nationwide. He got every question you’ve told him to do, but he now as he reads: Who? Where? When? him how to comprehend.
wrong, yet he could read u- has the power. is not only helps Why? What? Make it fun by
Dear Dr. Linda, ently. When I asked him why he with comprehension but also with highlighting the “who” in blue, the Have fun reading together,
My fourth grader complained answered a certain way for each writing and self-esteem. “where” in yellow, the “when” in Dr. Linda
question, he gave me his opinion. orange, the “why” in pink and the
to me that when he reads, he has When I told him that he needs to Another reason many children “what” in green. If he has to write If you have a question about your
no idea what he’s reading. He was answer the questions based on the have di culty with comprehen- a summary of what he’s read, he child or a school-related situation,
diagnosed with a reading problem passage, he was stunned. “Oh,” he sion is their lack of skill in reading has his information right there. Dr. Linda can be reached at
in rst grade even though his said. “I didn’t know that.”When silently. Children begin reading [email protected] or at
decoding is perfect. He actually he retook the test, he scored above by reading aloud. Eventually they Finally, be careful not to put stronglearning.com.
reads beautifully. However, his grade level. read to themselves, but many him in front of a computer or
reading comprehension scores of them haven’t learned how to
are horrible. By the way, he’s been Next, your son may have dif- visualize what they’re reading. Be yourself
receiving reading help since rst culty visualizing a picture in
grade. How do I help him? his head of what he’s reading. ey read as if they’re reading a Sometimes it is bene cial
He simply reads words. Have word list.To help him, tell him to
Vicky him stop after a sentence or a subvocalize. is means actually READING, to stop and take a look at
Dear Vicky, paragraph to draw a picture or moving his lips as if he’s still read- WRITING &
a diagram or write a little story ing aloud. the long journey of your
It sounds like your son can read about what he just read. is will CHOCOLATE life. Most journeys are not
words but doesn’t understand help him start to understand what Keep in mind, however, that
what he’s reading. A child’s read- he’s reading. your son may not have a reading KIM straight lines from start to
ing comprehension may be poor Another reason he may not be comprehension problem at all. He KOVACH nish. My personal journey
for many reasons. Here’s some comprehending is lack of interest. may have an attentional issue. is
suggestion to help him. Because he may not be interested doesn’t mean he has ADHD. If he has had lots of twists and
in the story, he doesn’t become en- doesn’t have an attentional issue in
First, be sure he answers the gaged. He’s only reading because anything other than reading, then turns and detours. How did
questions based on the read- he must.To help him become he probably isn’t interested in what
ing passage given to him. I once more engaged have him read he’s reading. Or perhaps he just How did I get here? you become who you are
worked with a sixth grader who a few pages. en you read the doesn’t like reading. is might be a
had been in extra reading classes same pages and have him test you. logistical question today?
since rst grade because he scored It’s amazing how engaged he’ll en his lack of focus becomes As children and teens, we
low on every end of the year read- become. Ask him if you can look a reading comprehension issue.
Many children and adults don’t take our cues from in uences
know what they’re reading because
they don’t stay focused due to dis- someone may ask when they around us – parents, siblings,
can’t remember where they family members, and teach-
parked the car at the mall. But ers. We are also in uenced by
this can also be a philosophical celebrities, music, books, and
question. How did I become movies. Some children grow
SEE KOVACH PAGE 14
the person I am today?
Why It’s More Important Than
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Ask the Doctor While the start of flu season this year comes with Getting your u vaccine, coupled with the behavioral
heightened concerns about a potential double threat of changes you’ve likely already adopted – including wearing
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of Infectious Disease at Northern Westchester Hospital, and staying home while you’re sick – are crucial to reducing
Co-Chief of Infectious Disease is hopeful for a more favorable reality – especially if you your risk of a potential double whammy.
Northern Westchester Hospital get your u vaccine as soon as possible.
Why you shouldn’t skip the u vaccine
For more information Similarities and key diﬀerences between If you’re a fairly young and healthy person, you could get the
about the u, visit the COVID and the Flu
CDC at cdc.gov/ u Both viruses are transmitted by respiratory droplets – when u and recover. But if you then become infected with the
someone sneezes, coughs, or even talks; or if you touch an coronavirus, your immune system will be weakened and the
object that someone with the virus has just handle. While impact of both viruses could be devastating. A u vaccine adds
COVID-19 is more aggressive, symptoms appear to be another layer of protection against serious complications
somewhat similar to the u – fever, cough, sore throat, runny that may result from having both viruses.
or stuﬀed nose, body aches, headache, fatigue and sometimes Is the u vaccine eﬀective?
nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. With COVID, the key points of Each year, scientists monitor flu activity worldwide to
diﬀerence include loss of taste and diﬃculty breathing. determine which u strains are likely to cause illness, then
concoct a vaccine to match. Some years they get it right;
Don’t self-diagnose! Here’s how you can some years, not so right. But even if the vaccine isn’t a perfect
protect yourself… match, If you do get the u, you get a much milder case.
Because the characteristics of these viruses are similar, It takes about 2 weeks after vaccination to have full protection
it’s important to speak to your doctor about testing. If you against the u. So unless you have a life-threatening allergy to
mistakenly attribute your symptoms to the u, you could eggs, or have a history of Guillain-Barré syndrome, get your u
risk spreading the coronavirus, which is more easily vaccine now and encourage those you love to do the same.
transmitted, to those around you. I get my u shot every year in September and it carries
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Another way to protect yourself: Get your u vaccine. those you love.
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KOVACH responded, “All I can say is be yourself. ink bipartisan,
at’s it, really. Just be yourself.” After not binary
FROM PAGE 11
Lorraine and her boyfriend continued up BRUCE bene t for Peekskill Museum, held at the
up attending the same schools as their par- the street towards her house, Alexandra THE BLOG Factoria on Charles Point, to commemo-
ents, attending the same college or univer- and I laughed and repeated to each other, rate its 75th anniversary.
sity, or going into the same trades or small “Just be yourself!” BRUCE
businesses that their families have owned. APAR ENDANGERED SPECIES
Following a path that is pre-ordained and Wise words. As a high school student, My expression of gratitude—echoed
set out for you may work well or may be I forged ahead in my own way, buying At a fundraiser in Peekskill the
too restrictive. clothing, books, and records of my own other day, one of the guests used by many others in attendance—followed
choosing. I decided to graduate high the opportunity of a Q&A session a series of remarks made by the gover-
Growing up, my parents did not give school early and go straight to college. I to praise the featured speaker—for not nor (as he and other former holders of
me any advice for career path, higher edu- majored in Creative Writing and Anthro- being a political extremist. at’s our sad high o ce continue to be called the rest
cation, nancial responsibility, or relation- pology without any idea of how I would state of a airs. of their lives) that clearly re ected his
ships. I considered myself lucky that my earn a living. But those were the classes I well-known natural a nity for speaking
parents were not trying to micro-manage enjoyed—be yourself! “I want to thank you for being here,” his mind freely, and collegially, without
every aspect of my life. One teenage said the guest to the guest of honor, “be- rude rancor or partisan parlor tricks, the
friend had to model the new clothes and It was exciting to buy furniture for my cause your obviously humanistic world- kind that distort and defy facts for fear of
shoes she bought so that her father could rst apartment. No one was telling me view is a breath of fresh air in today’s agreeing with a political opponent. Mr.
see how she was spending his money. (I how to decorate. It was fun to buy cool toxic political climate.” e remark drew a Pataki embodies the kind of objective and
thought that was kind of creepy since she earrings at the local street festivals—be sudden outburst of applause, much to the even-handed public servant who is an
mostly bought short skirts and skimpy yourself! From job choices to relation- guest’s surprise. endangered species in today’s politics of
tops.) ships, vacations to hobbies (baking! hiking! mutual destruction.
gardening!), I followed my interests and I was the one making the statement.
I remember one summer night when passions and carved out my own path in It was directed at George Pataki, three- As Peekskill Museum president George
my friend, Alexandra, and I were sitting this world. time governor of New York (1995-2007) Oros put it, George Pataki discharged
on the hood of my dad’s car in front of If something interests me, I pursue and an all-time favorite son of Peekskill, the duties of his tenure as governor “with
my parents’ house. A girl we had known learning more about the subject. Some- where he served as mayor (1981-1984), integrity, inclusion, intelligence.”
since childhood, Lorraine, came walking times new ventures are scary, but you just and where he grew up on his family farm.
up the street holding hands with her new try it and see how it turns out. at’s how en Mr. Oros said something else
boyfriend. Alexandra and I did not have I wrote and published my rst book (six Mr. Pataki was the star attraction at a about Mr. Pataki’s character that I had
boyfriends at the time. We were not at all ction books and two anthologies later!), heard years ago from a boss of mine—
interested in Lorraine’s pudgy boyfriend. that’s how I bungee-jumped from a hot air “A true leader always will shoulder the
balloon, hiked trails in more than twelve blame when something goes wrong, and
e fact that Lorraine even had a boy- states, hosted a 13-episode podcast, and will share the credit with others for the
friend is what really bugged us. started teaching ction writing classes (in-
spiring writers since 2007!). I’m just taking SEE APAR PAGE15
We pretended to be interested when Lorraine’s advice, “Just be yourself!”
Lorraine stopped for a few minutes to
chat. Like a snarky high school girl, I re- Kim Kovach encourages individuality.
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APAR head in the form of ideologues, also disdain the word compro- you 80 percent of the time is a ing as Democrat or Republican.
who Mr. Pataki sees as coun- mise. eirs is a cynical zero- friend and ally—not a 20 per- e remaining 40 percent of
FROM PAGE 14 terproductive to getting things sum game: e rules are that cent traitor.” –Ronald Reagan
done for the good of us all. if the other side wins, you lose, voters—labeled Independents—
accomplishments of his admin- and, even when you win, that’s GOVERNOR OF ALL are not a liated with either
istration.” By that sober de ni- He cautions that when a only half the battle. You have to Mr. Pataki said both of party. ose relative percentages
tion, winning an election does politician puts “ideological com- insult and diminish the other for all three categories have
not confer leadership on some- mitment or partisan bene t rst, side to sweeten the victory. You those principles “are missing hardly uctuated in the past
one whose ruptured character without trying to nd a practical get extra points for ad homi- in politics. Unless you agree decade.
prevents them from acting like solution that puts the people nem attacks, with double bonus 100 percent, there is something
a leader. points if the attacks are not wrong with you. Standing tall However, if you go back
rst, it doesn’t work.” based in fact. ethically, as well as physically, further, 20-plus years and more,
CIVIL WAR REDUX He then made a striking com- the six-foot- ve-inch politician when the three categories were
If there was a theme of the ment that perfectly summed up Bipartisan politics, on the oth- practiced what he preached, more evenly split, owning about
the state of our current political er hand, is Republican George as evidenced by his famously one-third each of the electorate,
governor’s appearance at the cancel culture, where someone Pataki criticizing the admin- stating, “My goal is not to be the long-tail trend suggests a
Peekskill Museum event, it trying to speak their mind runs istrations of both POTUS 46 governor of some, but to be slow but steady migration from
was the need for this nation to afoul of party thought police and 45 for their upending of the governor of all.” party a liation toward a prefer-
recapture the solidarity of spirit intent on ostracizing them for truth for political gain. ence for thinking freely, outside
that was rendered nearly irrepa- having the courage to speak out: In his book, “Beyond the party lines, which is, as George
rable during the Civil War, then “ e hardest,” he said, “is not Bipartisan politics is Repub- Great Divide: How a Nation Pataki might say, thinking for
peaked in historic fashion as we running against the other party; lican George Pataki saying that Became a Neighborhood,” Mr. oneself rather than being told
came together after 9/11. But the hardest is running against two of his favorite quotes about Pataki uses his experience as what to think.
now, as he put it, 20 years later, your own party.” governing come from both sides New York Governor during
we are “the most divided since of the aisle, to wit… 9/11 to explore how we can re- And if you really think about
the Civil War, and our country COMMON GROUND FOUND turn to that single-minded sense it, the biggest, most power-
cannot succeed like that.” He alluded to being a Re- “If you’ve got an ideology, of purpose—without having to ful party of all is each of us as
you’ve already got your mind agree on every issue. autonomous individuals who
e lesson to be learned from publican governor in a heavily made up. You know all the exercise freedom of thought. So
the likes of George Pataki is Democratic state. “I was always answers and that makes evi- ere could be hope yet. welcome to the Party of One.
that our current binary brand of surrounded by people I dis- dence irrelevant and arguments According to pollster Gallup,
“politricks” has to be replaced by agreed with, but I was always a waste of time. You tend to the portion of voters registered Bruce Apar is a writer, actor,
something closer to his brand of able to talk civilly to nd com- govern by assertion and attacks.” with either major party hovers consultant, and community
bipartisan politics. mon ground.” –Bill Clinton around 25-30 percent, with a volunteer. He can be reached at
roughly equal number identify- [email protected]; 914-275-6887.
Binary politics rears its ugly Practitioners of binary politics “ e person who agrees with
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Field hockey takes Section 1 crown
BY TOM WALOGORSKY
FIELD HOCKEY Skylar Bender moves in against the Putnam Valley defense.
North Salem 3,
Putnam Valley 1 Molly Videla looks upfield.
Wednesday, Oct. 27
A rainy start to the week may Brady Ellicott playing tight defense in the quarterfinals.
have forced a change in venue, PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTH SALEM BOOSTER CLUB PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI
but the weather didn’t alter the The North Salem faithful showing their support.
Tigers’ mindset heading into Siena Bertolino battles a Put Valley player at midfield.
the quarter nal game against #9
seeded Putnam Valley. Kiki De-
Modna red up the North Salem
o ense, netting three goals o
assists from Molly Videla, Emily
Collura, and Brady Ellicott.
e Tigers controlled the con-
test from the onset, with 14 cor-
ners and 10 shots on goal. Tigers
keeper Allegra Delli Carpini did
not record any saves in the win.
“I am fortunate to have a won-
derful group who work so hard
and play for each other,” said
Coach Jen Frohman. “Today was
truly a team e ort all around!”
North Salem 6,
Friday, Oct. 29
North Salem would keep the
momentum going against the #5
seeded Panthers in the semi nal
round. Once again, the Tigers’
o ense was overpowering, this
time on the strength of an in-
credible ve goal performance by
Kiki DeModna. Brady Ellicott (1
goal, 1 assist) and Emily Collura
(3 assists) also shined for North
Salem. Allegra Delli Carpini was
sharp in goal with three saves as
North Salem set the stage for the
showdown with Bronxville in the
“ e entire team played abso-
lutely beautifully and are really
showing what they can do as a
group,” said Coach Frohman. “I
am so proud of the way we played
today. Together as a unit, strong,
never giving up!”
North Salem 1, Bronxville 0
Sunday, Oct. 31
On Halloween, the top-seeded
Tigers would travel to Lakeland
High School to take on the #2
seed Bronxville Broncos with the
section championship on the line.
SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 18
Thursday, November 4, 2021 LEISURE North Salem News – Page 17
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‘Falling back’ from daylight savings to standard time
Tips from head of Northern Westchester Hospital’s Center for Sleep Medicine
On Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 a.m., reads 10 a.m. on Sunday morn- ies than ‘losing’ an hour in the tal in Mt. Kisco. “Even so, one at least three to ve hours before
clocks will be turned one hour ing, your brain and body will in- spring,” says Dr. Praveen Ru- trick that helps some people is bedtime.
back as we change from daylight sist that it is really 11 a.m. draraju, medical director of the changing one clock on Friday,
savings to standard time. Fall- Center for Sleep Medicine at and eating, sleeping and waking • Limit alcohol to one drink
ing back means when the clock “‘Gaining’ an hour in the fall Northern Westchester Hospi- up one hour later. By Monday, with dinner.
is much easier for our bod- you will be adjusted to the time
change.” • Stop all computer activity,
PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL which provides too much stimu-
ough one hour may not lation, an hour before bedtime.
Changing your clock Friday helps you adjust to standard time by Monday seem like much, Dr. Rudraraju Instead, relax by reading, listen-
says that some people are more ing to quiet music or watching
a ected by the change because TV.
they have di culty adjusting
their circadian rhythm — the • Stay out of your bedroom
physical, mental and behavioral until bedtime. If possible, do not
changes that follow a 24-hour work in your bedroom.
cycle responding to light and
darkness in the environment. • Prepare children for the
By altering the clock, our inter- change by eliminating all foods
nal clock goes out of sync with and beverages with ca eine,
the day-night cycle. He suggests including soda and chocolate.
the following tips to help people
“fall back” more easily: ese stimulants keep them
awake at night.
• Try to spend time outside
during the daytime, if weather • If your sleep is really dis-
permits. rupted by the change, try tak-
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• Dim the lights in the eve- before you would like to get to
ning, so your body understands sleep. is is available without
that it’s time to wind down. prescription.
• Exercise 30 to 40 minutes in Article provided by Northern
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Page 18 – North Salem News SPORTS Thursday, November 4, 2021
FROM PAGE 16
Kiki DeModna scored at the
4:59 mark to give North Salem
the edge, and it would be the only
goal the Tigers would need. e
defense would clamp down and
hang on for the 1-0 victory to
bring home the Section 1 Class
With the victory, North Salem
advances to the regional playo s.
e Tigers are scheduled to the
face the Taconic Hills Titans at
12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7 at
Roundout Valley High School.
North Salem 1
(Pleasantville wins on PKs,
Monday, Oct. 25
e #5 seeded Tigers traveled
to take on the #4 seed Panthers
in the quarter nals of the section
tournament. A defensive struggle
saw the score knotted at 0-0 after
PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTH SALEM BOOSTER CLUB regulation. North Salem would
What separates us take the advantage in the over-
time frame at the 4:15 mark with
a goal from Anna Behler o an
assist from Rosie Binette. Pleas-
antville would nd the equalizer
courtesy of a bicycle kick from
from other accountants and tax preparers is Jess Beck at 3:47 in the second
OT, sending the game to penalty
kicks. Ultimately, North Salem
our ability to work with you not just on taxes, would see their season end, com-
ing up just short in PK, 5-3.
but on financials, college planning, divorce, Haldane 3, North Salem 2
Saturday, Oct. 30
e Tigers would see their sea-
retirement planning, changes in life planning... son end after a marathon match
against the Blue Devils, coming
up just short, 19-25, 25-17, 25-
20, 23-25, and 22-25. As per usu-
We don’t just process tax forms, we advise on how to al this season, the squad displayed
a balanced e ort, with Chloe Fo-
gle (17 kills, 11 digs, 9 aces), Jules
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Grace Woel e (20 digs, 1 assist, 4
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the e ort.
With the season nished, rst
year Tigers coach Toni Fiore
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team’s performance this season.
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Thursday, November 4, 2021 North Salem News – Page 19
e Hermitress of the Salems
Sarah Bishop’s life began as a member of a
wealthy Long Island family. She was educated, t,
and attractive, a woman who lived a gifted life on
Long Island from birth until the Revolutionary
War. Her life would drastically change, and she
would choose to live the life of a hermitress in a
cave in North Salem for almost 30 years.
Why? Part of the answer lies in the conse-
quences of war. During the Revolutionary War,
Sarah Bishop’s parental mansion was attacked and
burned by a British raiding party. Sarah was taken
prisoner and treated cruelly by a British o cer. It
is not clear if she escaped or was freed by her cap-
tors, but eventually she made her way to Ridge-
eld, Connecticut where she would begin the next
and nal part of her life as a hermitress.
ere are several accounts of her early life in
Ridge eld that may explain her decision to live
alone. ere are those who believe Sarah Bishop
fell in love with a sea captain who deserted her PHOTO COURTESY OF NSHS
or was lost at sea. ere is also an account that A stone installed in June Cemetery commemorating the life and death of Sarah Bishop.
Sarah Bishop was Mme. Eustis, who lived with a
colonel in Ridge eld until she left without notice and fruits from a garden she had created. She had NOTICE:
after the Battle of Ridge eld. Sarah never spoke no domestic pets, but stories abound of her com-
of the hardships she had endured, except to say panionship with the wildlife that surrounded her,
she feared no animal except man. Whatever spe- including a rattlesnake who it was said she fed NEW YORK RESIDENTS
ci c incident was the cause of that feeling, Sarah milk to daily. It was a hard life, but one that Sarah
Bishop’s early life clearly was full of heartbreak Bishop chose, and which brought her some sense
and disappointment. A life she chose to leave be- of peace.
hind and live alone in a cave. Mr. Goodrich in the early 1800s described her
In 1780, the place Sarah chose to make her as ‘’her form more bent, her limbs more thin and
home was a cave where she would live for almost wasted, her hair more blanched, her eyes more col-
30 years. e cave located in what is now Moun- orless.’’ e hard life she had chosen was taking
tain Lakes Camp in North Salem was barely its toll.
3-feet high and approximately 6-feet square with ere are two reports of her death. One report
a rock ledge. At the time of her arrival, it is esti- states that in the winter of 1809 Ms Bishop went
mated that she was in her twenties. Unlike many to visit a South Salem family. A heavy snowstorm
who chose the life of a hermit, she did not to- was bu eting the area, but Sarah refused their of-
tally exile herself from the residents of the nearby fer to stay the night and set out for her cave. When
towns. Sarah traveled from her cave each Sunday she did not appear in town searchers looked for
to attend South Salem Presbyterian Church. her. ey found her body part way up the moun- Homeowner Funding enables families to make
necessary energy efficient home repairs who:
She would arrive in town dressed in patched tain, shrouded in snow.
rags, but before attending service, would change e second report states that Sarah did not
into beautiful silk dresses she brought with her appear in town during the spring or summer. A • ARE UNABLE TO PAY CASH FOR
and change back again before going home. She search party set out and found her standing erect NECESSARY HOME REPAIRS.
worked for the families of church deacons, spin- with her feet sunk in a frozen marsh. She had not
ning, knitting, and sewing during the evening and been able to extricate herself and thus died a soli- • CANNOT AFFORD HIGH OR ADDITIONAL
would return to her cave to sleep during the day. tary life. MONTHLY PAYMENTS.
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cal family. SG Goodrich, a Ridge eld resident de- Cemetery, but her grave was not marked at the STATE OR GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS.
scribed Sarah’s interaction with his family when time of her death.
he was in his youth in his “Recollections of a Life- In 2000, Dick Yakman, who was North Salem’s REPAIRS INCLUDE:
time,” published in 1856. Sarah would spend the Town Historian, had a stone commemorating the
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food by the families she visited. For a long time, ness braved the elements of nature and society and up to $25,000
the people who saw her and extended their hospi- lived the life she chose according to her convic-
tality had no idea where she lived. Eventually, one tions. May God bless her soul.”
of the residents stumbled upon her home. If you want to visit the stone and let Sarah know
In the early 1800s a weekly Poughkeepsie news- we’re still thinking of her, it’s in the left back cor- NO MONEY DOWN NO Equity Required
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