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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE 26 CLASSIFIEDS 27 LEISURE 23 OBITUARIES 22 OPINION 8 TOWN CROSSING 2 SPORTS 16 Rock the Halls pg 14 CONCERT PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST CALDWELL, NJ PERMIT #992 VOL. 6 NO. 49 JUNE 6 – JUNE 19, 2024 Visit News.HalstonMedia.com for the latest news. On Saturday, May 25, veterans’ advocates proudly joined Lewisboro officials, State Senator Pete Harckham, and Assemblymember Chris Burdick to officially dedicate a stretch of Route 121 as the “John Jay High School Veterans Memorial Highway.” Harckham and Burdick originally introduced legislation in July 2023 to rename the highway in front of JJHS to honor the memory of six veterans who were alumni and died in service. The legislation also calls for the Department of Transportation to install and maintain signage of the designation. The Route 121 designation follows the efforts of recent JJHS alumnus Grant Vialardi and John Lemke, chair of the Lewisboro Veterans Advisory Committee, to build a monument commemorating the six fallen veterans. Four of the John Jay High School alumni died in service during the Vietnam War - Pfc. Kenneth Richard Jaconetti, Lt. Cmdr. George Russell Matthews, Pfc. Philip Grant Chipchase and Lance Cpl. Howard J. Alaimo. The other two died in the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing - Cpl. James J. Jackwoski and Cpl. Bert D. Corcoran. “It is very appropriate to have the road in front of John Jay High School dedicated to these fallen heroes,” said Lemke. “It’s important that the current John Jay students are aware of what these former students have sacrificed for their freedom.” At the ceremony outside John Officials dedicate John Jay High School Veterans Memorial Highway State Sen. Harckham with Grant Vialardi, Assemblymember Chris Burdick, Lewisboro Veterans Advisory Committee Chair John Lemke and Lewisboro Town Supervisor Tony Gonçalves standing next to the newly designated John Jay High School Veterans Memorial Highway BY TOM BARTLEY CONTRIBUTING WRITER Barbara Williams, a South Salem resident and vice president of the Meadow Pond PTO, was the top vote-getter among five school board hopefuls in this year’s KatonahLewisboro School District voting. KLSD voters also chose two other trustees in the May 21 balloting and overwhelmingly approved a $124 million budget for next year. With, 1,149 votes, Williams was elected to a threeyear term along with Marjorie Schiff of Pound Ridge. A veteran of 12 years on the KLSD board and its president for eight, Schiff easily secured her fifth term with 1,115 votes. With 815 votes, Jon Poffenberger finished third in the three-seat race and will fill a board vacancy for one year. His term began immediately, assuming the seat at the school board’s May 23 meeting that 10-year Trustee William Rifkin had filled for the past year. Postponing his planned retirement last June, Rifkin agreed to serve the second year of a term vacated by then-congressional hopeful Liz Gereghty. Poffenberger will serve the final year of Gereghty’s term. Asked whether he will seek a three-year seat next May, the newest trustee was unequivocal. “I was fully prepared to serve for three years if elected,” he said in an email, “so although I am only serving one year, my answer right now to running again is, absolutely.” Four of the five board candidates, including Matthew Voters approve KLSD budget Williams, Schiff and Poffenberger elected to Board of Ed SEE HIGHWAY PAGE 24 SEE KLSD PAGE 25 5-bedroom, 5 1/2 bathroom 4,751 sf - 2.09 acres NEW CONSTRUCTION - READY AUGUST, 2024 - Step into the future of sophisticated living in this architectural gem situated in one of Bedford’s foremost estate areas. This exquisite residence, set on a serene cul-de-sac, spans over 2.09 acres of level and beautifully landscaped grounds, featuring an approved pool site for your private oasis. Time to customize! Off ered at $2,845,000 #UGottaHaveHope HOPEMAZZOLA YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE HOPE Sales Vice President Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker cell: 914.714.0090 [emailprotected] hopemazzola.com MAZZOLA YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE HOPE 95 Katonah Ave | Katonah, NY 10536 Just Listed

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Everyone, including high school students and adults of all ages, is invited to participate in this community conversation. Climate Triggers: Understanding how environmental changes affect our mental health. Eco-Anxiety: Coping strategies for managing anxiety related to climate change. Cultivating Hope: Exploring ways to stay hopeful and actively engage in positive change. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights, share experiences, and explore strategies for maintaining mental wellness in the face of climate change. Reserve your tickets now at Bedfordplay house.org. Bedford Bears Hockey Registration Now Open Come be a part of the Bears Family! Players are invited to join the 6U or 8U Mites today. The Bedford Katonah Hockey Association is a non-profit organization that competes at Tier III youth hockey level. The teams play their home games on the Harvey School campus in Evarts Rink. 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JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES – PAGE 3 HOME, AUTO, BUSINESS, LIFE & HEALTH 914-232-7750 www.forbesinsurance.com Great Food and Great Place for Special Parties Remember & Honor Katonah’s Memorial Day commemoration ceremony was co-hosted by the Katonah Fire Department and Katonah American Legion Post 1575. PHOTO COURTESY OF HARRY ROSENBLUM, KATONAH FIRE DEPARTMENT The Vista Fire Department lined up for the 2024 South Salem Memorial Day Ceremony PHOTO COURTESY OF VFD Sgt. Nestor Cerna leads the flag-folding ceremony with the assistance of Golden’s Bridge Fire Department Lt. Saurabh Mehta (left) and Firefighter and Vice President Steven Mines. PHOTO COURTESY OF GBFD Capt. Raymond Baker, Jr., this year’s Grand Marshal of the Golden’s Bridge Fire Department’s annual Memorial Day Parade with the Fire Department Color Guard. PHOTO COURTESY OF GBFD On Monday, May 27, our communities gathered to observe Memorial Day, honoring those who gave their lives in service to our country. On May 18, the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps (LVAC) proudly unveiled their new ambulance during the department’s Open House event. The purchase of the new vehicle was made possible by a $125,000 SAM Facilities Grant secured by Assemblymember Chris Burdick and additional funds contributed by the Lewisboro community. “LVAC is incredibly grateful to our donors, and to Assemblymember Chris Burdick for their financial support in making this new ambulance a reality,” said LVAC Captain Dan Murtha. “This vehicle, delivered by Hendrickson Fire Rescue Equipment, is designed to serve the community for many years, and LVAC’s volunteers are excited to put it to work helping our neighbors in times of need.” For more information about the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps, visitwww. lewisborovac.org Supporting our first responders LVAC Treasurer Paul Lyons, Assistant Captain Richard Barry, Assemblymember Chris Burdick, LVAC Captain Dan Murtha, LVAC Vice President Zingi Mkefa and LVAC Secretary John McKeon PHOTO COURTESY OF LVAC The community lined up along the Rt. 138 parade route to wave at their neighbors, Firefighters, and military veterans. PHOTO COURTESY OF GBFD

PAGE 4 – THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 BY ROB SAMPLE CONTRIBUTING WRITER At its Monday, May 13, meeting, the Lewisboro Town Board voted to cancel its contract with the Sustainable Westchester green-energy cooperative. The vote to end the agreement was three to one, with councilman Dan Welsh abstaining. The vote followed pointed remarks in the public comment portion of the meeting about the town’s relationship with Sustainable Westchester and Welsh’s role as an employee of the co-op. Welsh is director of the Westchester Power Program for Sustainable Westchester, which its website describes as a “a municipally led shared service provider that delivers climate solutions to the governments, businesses, organizations, and people of Westchester County.” Welsh’s responsibilities include business operations and program development for this nonprofit enterprise. The agreement with Sustainable Westchester established a community energy program (CEP) in Lewisboro, Westchester Power, that acted as the default electrical supplier for the town. Westchester Power supplied electricity derived solely from renewable sources. As Lewisboro’s default supplier, residents and businesses were enrolled in Westchester Power unless they chose to opt out. “The agreement has a termination provision within article 4.2 where it could be terminated any time upon written notice, predicated upon certain conditions,” noted Councilman Richard Sklar, who introduced the motion to cancel the agreement with Sustainable Westchester. “The problem I have with that is that you have folks that are locked in at a fixed rate – so if you have folks that are paying less than what NYSEG [New York State Electricity and Gas], which would be the default supplier, you be hurting those individuals,” said Town Supervisor Tony Gonçalves, who cast the sole vote opposing Sklar’s motion. “If anything, I would wait till the contract is up for renewal, which is November 30.” Sustainable Westchester has been the target of considerable criticism of late by both municipalities and consumers, especially after a rate increase resulted in the greenprovider’s electricity rates exceeding that of local utilities NYSEG and Consolidated Edison by more than 50 percent. When the town entered the agreement last year, Sustainable Westchester promised rates competitive with NYSEG, which is the utility that supplies Lewisboro and nearby towns. The Lewisboro Town Board’s move followed that of New Rochelle last fall. Ethics violations by New Rochelle’s mayor, former mayor, and a council member regarding its own agreement with Sustainable Westchester resulted in the city declaring all contracts with Sustainable Westchester “null and void.” Sklar noted: “As I understand it [this motion] just takes away the default. Anybody would have the opportunity to try and go with NYSEG or Sustainable Westchester or anyone else that they choose. So, if everybody decided that sustainable Westchester worked for them then by all means they should exercise that freedom of choice to do so.” “People are grown up enough that they don’t need somebody telling them what’s best for them,” said Board Member Andrea Rendo. This latest controversy involving Welsh occurred as he continued to receive sharp criticism of his involvement in pro-Palestinian causes. While he has cast his views as antiwar – specifically in opposition to the invasion by Israel of the Gaza Strip – Lewisboro residents have continued to call for his resignation at each Town Board meeting since last fall. Moreover, several of his colleagues on the board have now asked him to stop his involvement in those causes as well. Deputy Town Supervisor Mary Shah called on Welsh to create a new, private Facebook account, on which he could continue to post items of a political nature but could shut down comment if he wished. She further called on Welsh to maintain a second, public account as a member of the Town Board – “where he has to receive all public comment from his fellow citizens and constituents,” Shah said. Rendo introduced a motion to refer Welsh’s relationship with Sustainable to the town’s Ethics Committee, which passed. She also said the board should consider adopting a more stringent social media policy for employees and elected officials. “I personally have always had a separate councilwoman page as opposed to my private page,” she said. “I have people that follow me on both. I think that when I swore to do this job that part of that responsibility takes priority over what my own personal political views are outside of this town.” Gonçalves announced that the Lewisboro Police Department had received a $275,000 grant from New York State to upgrade its radio-communication system. He also noted that the Lewisboro grant represented the entire sum applied for by Police Chief David Alfano. Lewisboro’s grant is one of 378 grants to municipalities statewide, totaling $127 million. The Town Board also agreed to refund a portion of the permit fee paid by a resident for a building project he ultimately scrapped. The homeowner, Christopher O’Brien, originally planned to construct a second-floor addition to his home at 59 Benedict Road, paying $1,152 for the building permit. He later decided to just replace his roof, at a permit cost of $402. The board tabled its discussion of the handbook for Town of Lewisboro employees. Gonçalves noted that the town is still awaiting comments from one of the unions that represents employees. In the new business portion of the meeting, the board approved a resolution to purchase police radios from Eastern Communications, Ltd., for $168,022, an amount that will be covered by the New York State grant once the funds are received. It approved a software maintenance and support agreement with Catalis of Alpharetta, Georgia, for a water-district billing system. The cost for that agreement is $2,700 yearly. 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PAGE 6 – THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 BY TOM BARTLEY CONTRIBUTING WRITER As the calendar turned into June, Bedford lawmakers were considering important changes in the regulation of gasolinepowered leaf blowers and the financing of open-space acquisitions. The blowers—noisy, virtually everyone agrees, but necessary, many maintain, for heavy-duty leaf cleanup—could see their permitted use this fall increased from two weeks to six. And buying up land in the name of preservation could be financed as soon as next year by a one-time fee on the town’s most expensive real estate deals, not the property taxes that have funded acquisitions up to now. Both subjects were expected to be taken up at the Town Board’s June 4 meeting, after The Katonah-Lewisboro Times went to press (visit news.halstonmedia.com for June 4 meeting coverage). Leaf Blowers A proposed easing of Bedford noise restrictions would give gasoline-powered leaf blowers six weeks, from late October to mid-December, to clear away this autumn’s fallen leaves. The change, not totally unexpected and scheduled for a June 4 public hearing, would scrap for now a tightening that would have limited the machines to only two weeks for the fall cleanup. Set down in a 2022 revision to noise regulations, the tighter window relied in part on expected improvements in batteries powering electric blowers. But battery technology has not yet achieved that strength, Supervisor Ellen Calves said in an email interview last month. “We have heard support for the fall window staying where it was last fall,” she said, “which was sufficient to enable cleanup of leaves falling at different times.” But, in Town Board discussions at the May 21 meeting, last year’s two-month fall window was reduced by two weeks. So, landscapers and homeowners will have the six-week window—Oct. 21 to Dec. 15— to use gas-powered blowers. Firing up the noisy machines outside of those dates could bring fines of $250 for a first offense, $500 for a second and $1,000 for a third, as well as any thereafter. Calves said the police department has issued 43 summonses since enforcement of the noise restrictions began last fall. Under the code, homeowners as well as contractors hired for the leaf cleanup and their employees risk a summons for violations. Councilman Andres Castillo, speaking at the board’s May 7 meeting, questioned the propriety of hauling a worker into court for using the equipment supplied by his employer. “I’m concerned about tickets being issued to [wage-earning] landscapers themselves,” he said, noting the difficulties at times in distinguishing between an employee and a company’s owner. “I don’t think it’s fair,” Castillo said, to issue a summons to a worker who is simply following the boss’ directive. “I think we need to do the right thing, which is only issue [a summons] to the business owner and the household, in my opinion,” the councilman said. Calves was cool to the idea, saying, “I’m afraid that if the person who is operating the leaf blower is not given the summons . . . everyone’s going to point to other people, and no one’s going to be accountable.” Moreover, if someone regularly turns up in court, she said, “It’s quite clear that you know the law and you’re going to have to be fined for it, even if you’re just taking direction from your boss.” Restrictions on gas leaf blowers, enacted in May 2022 in revisions to the Bedford noise ordinance, cut back their use in stages. Most were confined that year to a month and a half in spring and two and a half in fall. Last year, the spring cleanup window narrowed to one month, April, and the fall’s to two months, Oct. 15 to Dec. 15. This year, both cleanups had been scheduled to last only two weeks, April 15 to April 30 and Nov. 7 to Nov. 21. In proposing those restrictions two years ago, Calves acknowledged that her timetable could be overly optimistic and might require tweaking. Open-Space Funding Back in March, in Bedford’s spacious town hall, officials heard the outline of a plan to fund open-space acquisitions through a onetime fee of up to 2 percent on the purchase price of the costliest real estate. At the Town Board’s May 21 meeting, in much smaller quarters across the street, advocates presented details of the plan to a score of interested spectators, many of them in real estate sales. On the unseasonably warm evening, with the office building’s cooling system scheduled for repairs, the public had been urged to take in the meeting via Zoom to avoid the potentially uncomfortable venue. Still, many of the seats were filled in the second-floor meeting room of the town’s Cherry Street office building. John Needham, a member of Bedford’s Open Space Acquisition Committee, led a task force’s presentation of the funding plan. Under it, he told the board, the town could realize $2 million annually from such a “transfer tax,” paid by people buying the property. But professionals selling that property also gave the board an earful. Bedford examines leaf blower regulations SEE BOARD PAGE 25 Join St John’s Parish in Celebration of its 265th Anniversary Sunday June 23, 2024 11-3pm All Welcome St Paul’s Chapel Vista (Rt 123) Services every Saturday at 5:00pm St John’s Church Spring St South Salem Services every Sunday at 9:30am A Bouncy House for the kids! Local Speakers Attending RECREATED VECTOR FROM ORIGINAL COLOR VARIATIONS ORIGINAL IMAGE SUPPLIED Wine Tasting & sales by Salem Liquors Enjoy BBQ and Beer

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JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 Opinion PAGE 8 – THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES 2 TRACKS BRETT FREEMAN, PUBLISHER TOM WALOGORSKY, EDITOR TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL, CREATIVE DIRECTOR Editorial Office: 914-302-5830 [emailprotected] Letters to the editor and op-ed submissions may be edited. The views and opinions expressed in letters and op-eds are not necessarily those of Katonah-Lewisboro Times or its affiliates. Submissions must include a phone number and address for verification. Not all letters and op-eds will necessarily be published. Letters and op-eds which cannot be verified or are anonymous will not be published. Please send your submissions to the editor by e-mail at [emailprotected]. For more information, call the editor at 914-302-5830 118 N. BEDFORD ROAD, SUITE 100 MOUNT KISCO, NY 10549 ©2024 Halston Media, LLC Happily Ever After As I write this, there are 159 days left until election day. Although most media will focus on a closely contested presidential election, which will be decided in a handful of battleground states, control of the Senate and the House of Representatives is up for grabs as well. It is anyone’s guess which party will control Congress. New York is not one of those presidential battleground states. However, our congressional district, according to the Cook Political Report, is one of 82 “swing” districts where either party has a reasonable chance of winning. That leaves 363 congressional districts solidly in the hands of one party or the other. In 1999, by contrast, there were 164 swing districts. Several factors conspire to dramatically increase political divide. Increasingly, the Democratic Party has become the party of the suburbs and the cities, and the Republicans have become the rural party. Political gerrymandering also plays a role in certain areas with parties attempting to consolidate power to create more safe seats. The result is more polarization as incentives to work with the other side disappear. Marjorie Taylor Green and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez come to mind. MTG and AOC respectively have no incentive to work across the aisle. In fact, the incentive structure is for them to play to the most strident elements of their respective parties. It’s good for fundraising and brand building but not for governing. As they say about congressional representatives, some of them are show horses, others are work horses. Our district, the 17th congressional district, is currently represented by Representative Mike Lawler, first elected two years ago in a photo finish. In the 36 years I have lived in the district, we have been represented by three Republicans and three Democrats. We are a deep purple district. In addition to making the congressional races competitive and interesting, it ensures that we get a representative that, if they want to get reelected, works across the aisle. In fact, in Mike Lawler’s case, his voting record indicates he crosses the aisle more than any other Republican. Rep. Lawler is a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus in Congress, which is composed of 62 members evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. They sit down together weekly to get to know each other, exchange ideas and work to find common ground. Their concept is a throwback to the old days of the friendship between Tip O’Neil and Ronald Reagan. Although they had their differences, they frequently met for a drink or dinner and showed a tremendous capacity to work together. Sadly, these days, party politics discourage developing these personal relationships. Since only 45 million people live in these purple districts, we can consider ourselves lucky. The other 295 million people live in districts which are not only uncompetitive, but they are represented by congressmen and women who have no real incentive to talk to the other side. No wonder not much gets done in Congress. Representing a district like ours provides insights about how to reach consensus on important issues in a collegial way. It’s almost like running an electoral focus group to determine where the consensus lies. We need more of that. As a country, we agree on much more than we disagree on. Forging a consensus and making progress is the problem we need to solve. The purple people may provide the solution and at least we can count on them to model good behavior. Maybe it will rub off on their colleagues. I remain optimistic. The power of purple DON SCOTT IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Being raised in an Italian Catholic family in Providence, RI, Sundays were sacrosanct. Each week we went to the 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. Mass. The 9 was the kid’s Mass, which was not my parents’ favorite with all the screaming babies. After the service was over, it was off to the bakery to buy pizza strips, some hot out-of-the-oven Italian bread, and pastry for dessert after our Sunday meal. The pizza strips are not what you would think of today. They were about 4 inches wide and 10 inches long, covered with gravy (same as red spaghetti sauce), no cheese on top and eaten cold. Hard to believe, but they were delicious. We were usually famished upon exiting church. One tiny “host” did not stave off those hunger pangs. We ate the pizza strips in the car, or maybe even standing on the sidewalk outside the bakery, if you just could not wait. We would then return home and Mom would turn the gravy back on to finish cooking. Sunday was always macaroni day (never called pasta back then), as were Wednesdays. We kids begged to tear off the heel of the fresh Italian bread and dunk it into the gravy as a little snack before dinner. Yum! Was that ever good. Then the family headed for the living room with the Sunday paper, while Mom continued dinner preparations. My brother and I fought over the comics, and Dad insisted we share. Without tearing the paper to pieces, I somehow got Little Orphan Annie and he got Tarzan. We read while lying on the living room carpet until at precisely 1 o’clock Mom would announce that dinner was ready, and dinner it was, served in the dining room with many courses. Wine or beer was the adult’s drink and water with a few drops of wine for us kids. We felt so grown-up drinking wine. Dessert was the fresh Italian pastry we had picked out at the bakery, with a little demitasse cup of espresso for the parents, and a tall, cold, glass of milk for my brother and me. After the table was cleared by all of us, Mom retreated to the kitchen to clean up while Dad snoozed a bit in his favorite chair. My brother then had a chance at the sports section, and I had the whole comic section to myself. Sometimes Dad’s eyes would flutter open and he would yell in to Mom, “Why don’t we take the kids for a ride when you finish up?” There was always an audible groan from the peanut gallery because we usually went to the same few places: Sunday excursions MARILYN A. PELLINI MUSINGS: PAST AND PRESENT SEE PELLINI PAGE 10

JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 OPINION THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES – PAGE 9 Sickened by Lewisboro Councilman Dan Welsh’s column Dear Editor, The opinion column by [Lewisboro Councilman] Dan Welsh (“Campus protests - supporting Palestine is not antisemitic,” May 23, Page 8) sickened me. I felt like throwing up because just reading this antisemitic attack on Israel and every Jew was like swallowing poison. I am 72 and was born five years after the last Holocaust. The so-called peaceful protests on college campuses were violent and hateful and should not be tolerated. First, Welsh and anyone who agrees with his hateful tropes should watch the cell phone tapes of the Oct. 7 horrific slaughter, including babies torn from the womb and put in ovens and the multiple rapes of women, including children and elderly Holocaust survivors. Then they should see the campus protesters chanting “Death to Israel,” “Death to America,” “From the river to the sea” and “The final solution.” Does Mr. Welsh consider “The final solution” to be “peaceful and nonviolent”? Then they should watch the great movie, “Exodus” [directed by Otto Preminger and released in 1960, based on the Leon Uris novel] to see what happened after the last attempt to exterminate every Jew on Earth. Mr. Welsh thinks that the Jewish people have no right to live in the Biblical land of Judea, where they have had a continuous presense for 5,000 years. He thinks the Palestinians have claim to Israel even though they didn’t exist before the 1960s. They were nomadic people living in Jordan. Now, no country wants them because they are governed by violent terrorists committed to the destruction of Israel and then America. The college protesters chanted that they would “Oct. 7th a thousand times.” How would Mr. Welsh feel if they chanted “We will torture and rape and kidnap Irish people a thousand times?” Then he could say “They came for the Jews and I did nothing and when they came for me, it was too late.” Talk about not learning from history! Former New York Democrat Assemblyman Dov Hikind from Brooklyn recently said, “People have been asking me, will we have to leave America.” God forbid. Can we impeach Councilman Welsh? -David Harris Lewisboro Protestor chants may be passionate, but they aren’t peaceful or moral Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Lewisboro Town Board member Dan Welsh’s recent guest column (“Campus protests - supporting Palestine is not antisemitic,” May 23, Page 8). Mr. Welsh asserts that the pro-Palestinian campus protesters “are peaceful and they are passionate and moral” and implores us to “hear what they have to say.”Let’s do that, because this is where the reality of the underlying meaning of the campus protests and Mr. Welsh’s obscuring of what many of the protesters are actually saying comes into sharp relief. One common protest chant is for Palestinian resistance “by any means necessary.”The Hamas Oct. 7 terrorist attack included the “means” of rape, murder and abduction of Israeli citizens (Jews and non-Jews). Thus, the plain meaning of the protesters’ own language is that rape, murder and abduction of Israeli citizens are permissible means of “resistance” against Israeli citizens. Another common protest chant is “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”The State of Israel and its 7.2 million Jews (approximately 74% of Israeli citizens) are part of what currently exists between the specific river (the Jordan River) and sea (the Mediterranean Sea) at issue.One possible plain meaning of this chant is that the protesters seek the elimination of the current Jewish majority State of Israel and its replacement with a Palestinian state in which Israeli Jews will exist as a minority. In other words, Palestinians, but not Jews, have a right to self-determination.Another possible plain meaning is that the protesters seek the replacement of the current State of Israel with a Palestinian state, which has no Jews at all (i.e., Palestine will be “Judenfrei” (free of Jews)).In other words, ethnic cleansing of the 7.2 million Israeli Jews currently living between the river and the sea.One thing I am certain about is that the chant is not “an aspirational call for freedom, human rights, and peaceful coexistence,” as disingenuously asserted by U.S. House Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, who insisted it was “not death, destruction, or hate.” This is what the pro-Palestinian campus protesters have to say, Mr. Welsh. It may be passionate, but it’s hardly peaceful or moral. I’ve heard it. 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PAGE 10 – THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES OPINION JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 PELLINI FROM PAGE 8 Welcome to “News & Notes,” where we look at the happenings here in Westchester County. June is busting out all over, as is my waistline, so no more hot dogs for me. I’m off to buy some kale and write this week’s “time to tighten my tummy” edition of “News & Notes.” A very special evening is on tap on June 26, as our friends at The Hub at Hotel MTK in Mount Kisco are partnering with the Hudson Valley Alzheimer’s Association to help raise awareness of this terrible disease with a live in-person event with our wild and crazy sports radio show “The Clubhouse,” which will air the event live on WGCH, 1490AM.Also, I want to thank POW’R Against Tobacco, our wonderful sponsor.We hope to see you there. Muscoot Farm’s weekly Farmers Market is back every Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.The market supports farmers and sustainable efforts in our area, featuring over 25 local vendors each week. Seniors who are homebound or recovering from a hospital stay and are unable to prepare meals and have no one to do so for them may be eligible for a hot midday meal delivered by caring volunteers.Call Jim Whiting at 914-666–7203 for more information. Having raised three daughters, we have often attended the annual Katonah Fireman’s Parade & Carnival.The carnival runs through Saturday, June 8, until 10 p.m.This year celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Katonah Fire Department. Come enjoy rides, games and food with your neighbors. I have been working on my cannon ball splash all winter long and ready to jump into the pool.The Town of Bedford has three beautiful hamlet pools for you to enjoy.Each pool is located at each hamlet’s park, Bedford Hills Memorial Park, Bedford Village Memorial Park, and Katonah Memorial Park. Membership to one gets you into all three. On June 9 from noon to 4 p.m., you will want to head over to Caramoor as their grounds are open.Come open your ears at Caramoor’s Soundscapes, a day to explore their sound art collection and discover a world of aural fascinations. Our friends at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill have some Jolting June shows lined up. Lez Zeppelin hits the stage on June 7. The brainchild of New York guitarist Steph Paynes emerged onto the music scene in 2004, boldly breaking ground as an all-female quartet paying homage to the iconic rock band Led Zeppelin.Then on June 15 get ready for an evening of sidesplitting laughter as Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, the dynamic duo from TV’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?” take the stage in a one-night-only uproarious live show, “Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Asking for Trouble.” Happy Father’s Day to all those great dads out there. Did you know that June is National Dairy month, so go buy Dad a double twist ice cream cone! Welcome to ‘News & Notes’ of June MARK JEFFERS NEWS & NOTES • Purgatory Rock up on Route 146 somewhere • Stump Pond (after a fire only stumps were left in the small body of water) • The Mt. Hope Bridge These were the most boring places on earth, and I could not believe that even Mom and Dad enjoyed them. We did not get out of the car, just sat there for 20 to 30 minutes and looked. In winter we even had to keep the engine running to keep warm. It was an outing though, and special, as we never got driven anywhere as kids.If you couldn’t walk, you couldn’t go. Besides, Mom did not even know how to drive, and Dad had the car at work all day. So groans and all, we really enjoyed our Sunday excursions. The car always seems to smell like new, and the back windows rolled all the way down. It’s a wonder lots of kids were not lost out those windows. The Mt. Hope Bridge was our least favorite destination. If we went to either of the other two spots, there was a chance Dad would stop at the Milk Jug for ice cream. (Yes, it was in that shape, and it still stands, shuttered, and weather worn out on Route 146). Such a treat – a second dessert. As we drove happily home at the end of the most special day of the week— Sunday, we embraced the importance of family dinner, family time, and family fun. We see you here. The things you love doing are more than just passions. They’re what make you “you.” This is why at The Bristal, our expert team members dedicate their time, attention, and energy to creating customized social activities that ensure each resident continues being the unique person they are. And, in the process, create the one-of-a-kind community we are, too. Schedule your visit today and see for yourself. THE BRISTAL AT ARMONK | 914.344.6595 THE BRISTAL AT WHITE PLAINS | 914.745.6655 thebristal.com Licensed by the State Department of Health. Eligible for Most Long Term Care Policies. Equal Housing Opportunity. Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care

JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 OPINION THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES – PAGE 11 I ’ve written about Pawling in this space plenty of times before. If you haven’t actually been there, you are at least probably aware of its existence. It is a small community of about 7,000 people located in the southeastern corner of Dutchess County. That is what the population was back when I graduated high school in 1976. I had always imagined that due to the megalopolis effect (the expanding growth of urban areas), within a few decades it would grow to 20,000... maybe 30,000 people. Well, 50 years later the population of Pawling is, um, about 7,000. It was always anticipated that the stretch of Route 22, from about the state troopers’ barracks/Red Rooster area in Brewster up to Pawling (and maybe even beyond) would expand to six lanes, and just become a continuation of I-684. As a young man, I was excited about that idea. Maybe Pawling would become a thriving metropolis filled with culture, music, art and progressive ideas. I thought that if I couldn’t move to the city, maybe the city would move to me. Obviously, that never happened. And I am so glad it didn’t. I am not sure why the town never grew even just a little bit in the last four decades. I think some wanted to see it trapped in time, a relic of a bygone “Leave it to Beaver” era when women wore pearls while they vacuumed, and men wore jackets and ties to baseball games. Many of you might know of Daryl’s House. It is the club/restaurant venue in Pawling owned by Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates fame. It serves great food and has amazing international acts that come and perform there on an almost nightly basis. It is truly a gem of mid-Hudson Valley. A couple of years ago, the club wanted to expand its outdoor seating for its gospel brunches and some other performances because they’d grown in popularity. We are talking about a few dozen extra seats, not hundreds. It went before the planning board, and the board made rumblings about how it wouldn’t approve such an expansion. (Too many people, too much noise.) But the club said, well, this is what we need to do to survive financially, so either figure out a way to make it happen or we will close down and move somewhere that is more businessfriendly. I was terrified that the town planners would just double down and that would be the end of it, but fortunately, cooler heads prevailed, and the board decided this was not the hill they wanted to die on. A compromise was eventually reached. As you know, the club is still there and is thriving. So, the one thing in town that actually put Pawling on the map was saved. (When I lived in L.A., I met folks who knew of Pawling simply because of Daryl’s House even though they’d never been out of the state of California.) What seemed to escape Pawling officials at the time, is that it was more than just about the club. It was about the entire business community. Hundreds of people from all over the tri-state area would come to the club and then head out into the community and patronize other businesses while they were in town. It was a total shot in the arm for the local economy. While Daryl Hall doesn’t live in Pawling (he’s just across the border in Connecticut), over the years there have been some pretty iconic figures who have called that place home, and that eventually led to my brush with greatness. “Brush with Greatness” was a bit David Letterman did in which viewers would call in and recount their humorous encounters with celebrities. Pawling has some celebrities—Randy Levine, president of the NY Yankees (he would donate tickets to local fundraising raffles), Sally Jessy Raphael (the former daytime talk show host) and the famously baritone actor James Earl Jones, to name a few. But it also was the home of some iconic historical figures as well. Thomas E. Dewey lived there. (For a while, Pawling even had a museum dedicated to all things Dewey.) Quick history lesson: Dewey was a New York City district attorney who went after the mob and played a big part in tempering the Mafia’s influence (not unlike Guiliani) and he eventually became governor of New York. He twice ran unsuccessfully for president as the G.O.P. nominee. In 1948, he lost to Democrat Harry Truman in what is widely considered to be the greatest presidential election upset in U.S. history. There is the famous picture of Truman smiling and holding up the Chicago Tribune with a front page headline that read, “Dewey Defeats Truman!”, which, of course, he did not. Back in Pawling, a Republican town to say the least, they were gearing up to throw a huge parade in honor of their native son. But it was a parade that never stepped off. 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PAGE 12 – THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES OPINION JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 DUMAS FROM PAGE 11 all happened, but my dad, one of a handful of Democrats in town at the time, loved to tell the story and even years later he couldn’t recall it without a snicker and tinge of devilish glee in his voice. One of Pawling’s other great celebrities was a gentleman named Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. (You’re always famous when you get to use three names.) Peale shot to fame in the 1950s when he wrote a selfhelp book called “The Power of Positive Thinking.” The book came under fire from both mental health experts and theologians alike because it was filled with anecdotes from unverifiable sources. So, of course, something that sketchy instantly became a bestseller. It spent 48 weeks at No. 1 on The New York Times Bestseller List. Running on the popularity generated by the book (he wrote many more), Peale created The Foundation for Christian Living (FCL) and built a small campus in the middle of the Pawling village. They employed dozens and dozens of locals over the years. Many teens, including myself, got summer jobs there working on the maintenance crew. What exactly FCL did— other than generate revenue— was never really clear. One thing they did was take paid prayer requests. For a simple cash donation, Peale and his employees would pray for you to find solace. For example, “Dear Dr. Peale, My daughter is 17, pregnant, and addicted to cocaine. She has been arrested six times. Would you please pray for her salvation? Here are 10 bucks.” If the writer ponied up the appropriate fee, a slip of paper got passed around to the employees who could then pray for the girl’s salvation. No money? Well, no salvation. Folks could also buy one of Peale’s many books and pay a little extra to have it autographed. The thing is the good doc didn’t actually sign the book himself. They had a machine that replicated Peale’s signature to do it. I saw it. Years later, after I took over as the managing editor of the local paper, I was invited to FCLfor some type of outdoor event they were having. They wanted the paper to cover it and I thought, “Sure, why not?” I got there and they had tents set up all around the big sprawling lawn. A woman greeted me and thanked me for coming and brought me to meet Dr. Peale. We shook hands and exchanged pleasantries. He was sitting next to a guy who looked vaguely familiar to me. “Bob, this is my friend Art Linkletter,” Dr. Peale said. Some of you may not recall Art. I was pretty young during his peak of fame. He was a huge radio and television star. He hosted “House Party” on CBS for 25 years, “People Are Funny” on NBC for 19 years and then later, and perhaps most famously, hosted the first incarnation of “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” When I met him, he was about 75 years old. My grandmother adored him. He was by far her favorite celebrity, so it was kind of cool that I was getting to meet him. I shook his hand and he affably asked, “So, how do you like living around here?” I thought that was a strange question, but I said, “It’s great... I graduated from high school here.” Art kind of eyed me up and down for a minute and then said, “Well, I see they feed you well.” As I walked away a few minutes later, I whispered to my photographer, “I think Art Linkletter just called me fat.” It kind of gnawed at me for a few days but eventually, I found the humor in it—my grandma’s favorite celebrity insulted me! I wore it on my sleeve... my red badge of courage. I once met Sammy Hagar, the former Van Halen singer, on an elevator at the MGM in Las Vegas. He was cool and affable, and we spent about 45 seconds talking about music. When he left, he gave me a pat on the shoulder. But if I had to go on Letterman and discuss my “Brush With Greatness,” I would tell the Art Linkletter story over Sammy Hagar. For some reason, it is much more fun when people are asses. Especially if your gramma has a crush on them. Bob is editor at large for Halston Media. He’s lost about 80 pounds over the past few years but there are still plenty of things you can make fun of him for. Write to him at [emailprotected]. Service: 914-669-9679 Auto Sales: 914-485-1195 Fax: 914-669-9685 6 Dingle Ridge Road - North Salem, NY 10560 meccanicshop.com My Community Bulletin Board ease referrals and name recognition. Advertise in The Katonah-Lewisboro Times Bulletin Board and reach over 3,500 USPS delivered mailing addresses every week. Call 845-208-8151 today! 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JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES – PAGE 13 Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNRs) are often confused with a different advance directive known as a Health Care Proxy (HCP). A HCP allows you to select someone to make health care decisions for you when you are no longer able to do so yourself. You can either give the agent you select specific written instructions as to your health care wishes and end-of-life wishes within the HCP, or you can give them to your agent verbally. The HCP is generally prepared as part of one’s estate plan by an attorney, or it is often given to a patient at the time of admission to the hospital if the patient is competent. A HCP must be signed and dated by the person making the appointment of an agent, and must be witnessed by two disinterested individuals over the age of 18. Unlike the HCP, a DNR is a medical order written by the patient’s doctor or a health care provider. It advises all health care providers that the patient does not want Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) if their breathing has stopped. Patients that sign DNRs are generally those that have chronic illnesses (for example, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder or COPD) and are prone to pneumonias and respiratory failure, thus requiring resuscitation. Additionally, a patient that signs a DNR is often one that has already experienced the need to be resuscitated and no longer wishes to be kept alive by CPR. This also often occurs when one believes they are at the end of life and have given up the will to live. The health care provider/doctor will only write the do not resuscitate order after a discussion with the patient (if mentally competent). If the patient is not competent, the discussion would be held with the patient’s health care agent or the family of the patient, depending on the circ*mstance. From my own personal experience, I can assure you that the decision to sign a DNR on behalf of a loved one is daunting and traumatic. It is also important to understand that a fully executed DNR will instruct all health care providers not to (a) perform mouth to mouth resuscitation on the patient; (b) utilize electronic shock to restart the heart (a defibrillator); and (c) insert breathing tubes into the patient (use a ventilator) and offer to administer any medications to the patient that will restart breathing. The patient’s decision to sign a DNR should be made with full knowledge of one’s medical condition and of the patient’s medical diagnosis and prognosis. It is clearly a document that requires significant consideration and should be discussed with one’s family members and named agent and contingent agent in the HCP. The DNR can be printed in wallet size or can be part of a medical bracelet. It also should be prominently displayed in one’s home so that any emergency medical personnel/EMT can see it upon entering the patient’s home. In a hospital setting, the DNR will be part of the patient’s medical records. A document that works well with the DNR is a Living Will. It allows the patient to state that they do not want to be kept alive by extraordinary circ*mstances if they are brain dead or comatose with no hope of recovery. Finally, while your attorney can prepare many advanced directives for you, such as a HCP, Living Will, Power of Attorney or HIPPA form, they can not prepare a DNR for you. Anthony J. Enea is the managing attorney of Enea, Scanlan and Sirignano, LLP of White Plains, New York. He focuses his practice on Wills, Trusts, Estates and Elder Law.Anthony is the Past Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), and is the past Chair of the 50+ Section of the NYSBA.He is a Past President and Founding member of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).Anthony is also the Immediate Past President of the Westchester County Bar Foundation and a Past President of the Westchester County Bar Association. He is also fluent in Italian. He can be reached at 914-948-1500 or at [emailprotected]. The ABCs of a DNR It is clearly a document that requires significant consideration and should be discussed with one’s family members and named agent and contingent agent in the HCP [Health Care Proxy].’ -Anthony J. Enea Managing attorney of Enea, Scanlan and Sirignano, LLP FOCUS ON ELDER LAW ANTHONY J. ENEA GUEST CORNER

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JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 Sports PAGE 16 – THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES BY RICH MONETTI CONTRIBUTING WRITER On Wednesday, May 29, top seeded John Jay faced Rye in the Section One finals. At Yorktown, the Wolves took a quick 2-0 lead, and a game of runs continued. But unfortunately, John Jay did not cross the finish line first. The Garnets scored seven of the next eight goals, and despite a three goal spurt that followed for the boys, Rye took the title by a score of 11-7. The game began with a disappearing act of sorts. After Rye got hit with a penalty, Luca Duva shot from the left and up went the middie’s hands. But the ball wasn’t in the back of the net. Ty Ramachandran’s deflection wasn’t located until the goalie found the ball tucked in his jersey. Back the other way, Blake O’Callaghan was more straightforward when Henry Shoemaker swung a sidearm. The John Jay goalie got low, blocked with his body and snatched the loose ball with his catcher. Moments later O’Callaghan stopped another low ball, and a near miss was next. Andrew Kiefer forced his way forward and slammed one off the post at 7:12. Two more great saves followed for O’Callaghan, and for the moment, Ramachandran did not measure up. After the Garnet picked up Brendan Corelli’s loose ball in the crease, his little flip forward was deflected, and Duva had the scoop. Right out front, he easily found the net for a 1-0 game. At 6:08, Rye took the face-off. But Chris Iuliano’s shot was deflected by Callaghan, and John Jay was closest to the ball. Possession granted, Kiefer muscled his way left through a double team, hit Duva on the side, and his shot gave the Wolves a 2-0 lead at 5:02. Ramachandran didn’t let the game get away, though. He made a big point blank save on Luke Bueti and then took the ball to midfield.Passing off, the favor was returned by O’Callaghan, and now matching up, Ramachandran remained in denial. Duva took a long pass downfield, and the subsequent stop turned defense into offense. This time Ramachandran finally gave the ball up past midfield, and Shoemaker took it from there. Set up from behind, the attacker forced his way forward and underhanded the ball past O’Callaghan at 10:02. A 2-1 game, Ramachandran would preempt the tie. A kick save on Bueti, the misdirection cued up the offense, and Paddy Harrigan scored from the left at 8:05. Not relenting yet, John Jay got the ball on a crease penalty, and Kiefer made the most of the mistake. He circumnavigated to the left and landed an over the shoulder burner at 4:05. The final lead for John Jay, and it didn’t last long. The Wolves were called for a moving screen, and on the turnover, Iuliano received at midfield for his jaunt. Charging hard and making the cuts, he went straight on for a 3-3 score at 3:25. Three more on the way, two turnovers and a face off win paved the way.Strips by Matt Gianetti and Iuliano led to goals by Henry Gilroy and Tucker Hess, and Wilson Redd’s win in the middle had him cruise right in. Thirty-three seconds in all, the Wolves hoped the intermission would alter fate. But the ball bounced the other way.In the opening minute, Wolves fall in section finals James and Porter Bysshe Jonathan Altneu PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI BY RICH MONETTI CONTRIBUTING WRITER On Monday, May 20, John Jay hoped to continue their drive for a fifth straight sectional championship and traveled to Rye for a rematch of last year’s final. But the home team had other ideas. The Garnets scored the first four goals and left the Wolves chasing enroute to a 10-7 loss. The game started in typical fashion for the visitors, though. Jojo Degl up with the opening draw, and Finja Degl down. Finja then threaded one into Amelia Inglis, and the game looked on point. But Karenna Chader stood up the attacker in front, and Rye was off the other way. Trading possessions, Rye began the day. Della Goodman came from behind, put on a double spin move, and the dizzying turn positioned her to beat Molly Gallagher for a 1-0 lead. At 7:44, Rye took the face, but this time Gallagher was there to put the save on Caroline Doyle’s free shot. Changing direction, John Jay was once again facing Rye’s swarming double and triple teaming defense. Finja Degl the victim, the break was on. Mary Ebeling down the middle, she hit Lilly Whaling on the left, and it was 2-0 at 5:45. Not letting up on the accelerator, Mary Sack ran under the ball, and Paige Tepedino was soon drawing the penalty. She charged and beat Gallagher low at 4:21 Now 3-0, Rye didn’t waste much time adding on. Whaling snared the draw, and quickly took care of the goal on the free shot at 3:45 Time out for John Jay, the respite did pay off. Jojo Degl was pretty on the face, and Finja Degl employed the muscle. She forced her way through the defense and shot straight on for a 4-1 game at 2:46. Even so, Rye refused to let John Jay carry momentum into the second when Jordan Kauftheil drew the penalty at 49 seconds. Chader twirled her stick for the deflection, and Rye turned their goalie’s good work to their advantage. Carolyn Wolves fall in semifinals against Rye Finja Degl PHOTO: RICH MONETTI GIRLS LACROSSE BOYS LACROSSE SEE WOLVES PAGE 20 SEE LACROSSE PAGE 21

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But the sophom*ore’s counterpart was almost beyond words. “We ran into a kid who was on. Everything was in the strike zone, and he was dominant with all his pitches,” said Lawrence of Aidan Kempf and his 2-0 two hitter. Kempf also got the two biggest hits of the day, and scored both runs. “The kid did it all,” said Lawrence. A day that began against Storch and a ground out to short was almost a victory for the John Jay bats. Two strikeouts ended the inning, and Storch climbed the mound. The fastball not thudding as loud in the mitt, the bend on his curve was just as nice. Aside from a hit by Kempf, all three Knights went down looking, which had Storch give away his trade secret. “My curve comes out of the same spot as my fastball,” he revealed. “That makes it harder to pick up.” Kempf ’s turn, he took it. Aside from an infield hit by Will Civetta, the determined hurler also struck out the side. Storch was undeterred - even when Nick Fassert bobbled Michael Cesario’s grounder to short. A line out to third had the runner way off for the double play, and another strikeout had the Wolves howling. Unfortunately, Kempf was tone deaf. Troy Wood and Storch struck out, and Nick Benson flew to center. Of course, Storch continued showing that he could play that game too.Two strikeouts and a groundout had the game humming into the top of the fourth. So Nolan Rhodes accepted the cue and took flight. He crushed one deep to right and didn’t stop running until reaching third. One out with Nick Russo at the plate, and the Wolves had the chance to break through. Kempf missed the memo, though. He overpowered the John Jay cleanup hitter on strikes, and Eliot Arbogast got no quarter either. “I saw Eliot take two strikes, and they blew right by,” said Lawrence. So the coach tried to tilt the odds by sending Nolan on the pitch “Not too many pitchers go into the windup with their back to the runner,” he said. “We tried to catch a run there.” Instead, the ball was fielded cleanly by the catcher, and Nolan was out. A near miss, Kempf responded by taking matters into his own hands.The pitcher led off with a double, and Charlie Moustakakis singled him home. Still, Storch didn’t shrink. Two more strikeouts and a ground out kept the game contained. But with Kempf, a comeback was really miles away. He struck out the side, and all the bailing out by John Jay batters had Lawrence clarifying. “He had this natural lefty tail. So he would start at a right handed batter’s hip and would just run on the inside,” said Lawrence. “Guys were giving up on the pitch early.” Nonetheless, Storch matched in the bottom of the fifth. Two ground outs and another strike out had Lawrence forgetting the score in favor of his pitcher.“He’s grown up right in front of us,” said the coach. “He’s matured and really come on when we needed him most.” Unfortunately, Kempf was on a whole other trajectory. Three more strikeouts, and the inning turning over, the pitcher continued to make a case against the designated hitter. A one out triple had him scoring on another Moustakakis single, and John Jay had only three outs remaining. No surprise, the Knight struck out the side for a total of 18, and summations were all that were left. “It’s just a great group of guys. I love all of them and I’m so proud of them for this entire season,” said Fassert, who will be pitching for Amherst College next year. Troy Wood was beaming with pride too. Not a starter at the beginning of the year, the senior counts himself lucky that he got the opportunity. “I love this group of guys, so to get the chance to play beside them means a lot,” said the senior. The future Wake Forest student also brought a perspective that aligns appropriately with his upcoming studies. “Appreciate the little things,” said the history major. “Every moment with your guys matters, because they are not always going to be there.” The seniors moving on come to mind, but Lawrence knows what he had and what their leadership has left behind. “Any of the things I asked the seniors to do - whether baseball related or not - they did.A great group of young men, and a great example for the younger kids,” said the coach. The baton passed, Storch stayed on point. “Next year, we want to win the sections and go to the states,” he concluded. John Jay loses pitchers’ duel in semifinal round Will Civetta PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI Jacob Storch BASEBALL

PAGE 18 – THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES SPORTS JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 BY KATHERINE MARTIN STUDENT INTERN Brooke Habinowski is a senior on the John Jay soccer, track and basketball teams, and is preparing to play soccer at the collegiate level. The center-midfielder has left her high school and club soccer careers with some impressive achievements, earning the AllSection honors twice and making the All-State second team and Elite 12 in her senior year. When she is not on the field, Brooke is an active member of the South Salem Presbyterian Church, as well as a racing director of the South Salem Memorial Day races. Before she goes off to play soccer at St. Lawrence University, The Katonah-Lewisboro Times sat down with Brooke to talk about her experience with sports, and what she is looking forward to in her future. How did you first get started in your athletic career? Which sport did you begin playing first? It’s the classic “your parents put you in literally every sport” in your youth. I still play basketball and do track. But I was in karate, softball, and literally any sport you could think of because my parents wanted to keep me active. I found that soccer was just my passion and I love the sport. That’s the one I stuck with the most. What are your favorite memories from your athletic career at John Jay? My sophom*ore year for soccer was truly incredible. I just had the best friends, and I had the best career that I had other than senior year. But my friends on the team were all the older girls and they made me feel so welcomed and included. I finally found my groove and my space. That was actually my favorite memory, that season it holds a special place in my heart. Do you have any pregame rituals to get locked in for the game? I have superstitions. I have to do my right side before my left side. So, putting on shin guards of socks, it has to be right then left. And when the National Anthem is playing, I will always just pray to my grandma to give me the strength to face the game and keep me safe. I always look to my grandma for guidance, so that’s kind of my way to memorialize her as well as get me locked in. As a senior, how much did you value your leadership role on the John Jay teams you played for? I think being a leader on a team is a very sought after and very honorable role to play and I truly value every second I spend as a captain because I know that I am the role model for the younger generations. How I act and pursue soccer will form how the future program will be. And so, it’s really important to me that these young girls see empowered women and women in multiple sports, not just stuck to one sport. And knowing that they can have fun while also being serious about it. That’s a very rare thing that you come across and honestly a life lesson for the future. I had genuine fun just going into that role and being that person for everybody to look up to. Who has been your biggest role model over the years? What have you learned from them? Obviously, my mom. You ask any young athlete, I’m sure they’re going to say their mom and how hard she works. She’s constantly looking at the positive. Even when nothing’s going her way, she somehow finds a way to look at the positive. And it’s something I truly look up to. I want to be just like her in that sense. For a more soccer person, I truly admire Kristin Spiros, our assistant coach. She is the epitome of a woman soccer queen. She has all the records from John Jay. She has great insight on the field and off the field. And she knows how it is to be in our position. So, it was incredible to have her as a coach and a mentor and just being able to listen to her and have her listen to us. How did you know that you wanted to pursue playing soccer at the next level? The biggest thing for me was COVID and the loss of all sports and all team commitment and camaraderie. As soon as I lost Senior standout readies for St. Lawrence Habinowski earned All-State second team and Elite 12 honors in her senior year. PHOTO: RICH MONETTI BY WES ADAMS CONTRIBUTING WRITER At this year’s forty-fifth edition of South Salem’s Memorial Day Races on May 27, two-time women’s 5K winner Clodagh McGroary of Goldens Bridge again bested the women’s field. It took Clodagh under twenty-one minutes to complete the 3.1-mile course. By comparison, eighteen-yearold Brooke Habinowski needed months, not minutes, to run her 5K. But that was as race director not racer. “I started searching for sponsors and contacted our event production company as soon as January hit,” the John Jay High School senior explained. This year was Brooke’s second year as chief organizer of all the events that take place under the South Salem Memorial Day Races umbrella. As in the past, racers could choose a five- or ten-kilometer race option, or the Challenge option of doing both. There was also a virtual option this year. Brooke estimated that about fifty volunteers help to make this event happen for roughly 300 participants. “We had about 25 volunteers on race day last year, and about another 25 volunteers who assisted during set-up and clean up.” Many of the helpers are members of the South Salem Presbyterian Church, the village’s hilltop landmark for well over two centuries. “I am very appreciative of the entire church and of all the volunteers from across South Salem and surrounding communities who aid in this large event,” said Brooke. “They are incredible!” This year, the race’s charity partner was once again the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley. A portion of proceeds goes directly to support local families who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease. With its start and finish located at the Lewisboro Library on Main Street, the races this year had to make good on their rain-or-shine promise, with participants contending with wet weather and high humidity throughout the morning. Brooke took the less-than-ideal weather in stride, as did the handsome horse frisking around the perimeter of its paddock right beside the finish line. South Salem’s Memorial Day Races return The 45th edition of South Salem’s Memorial Day Races were held on May 27. PHOTO: WES ADAMS THE RUNAROUND brookeATHLETE SPOTLIGHT habinowski SEE SPOTLIGHT PAGE 20 SEE RUNAROUND PAGE 21

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JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 SPORTS THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES – PAGE 20 O’Callaghan stopped Shoemaker’s windmill from the side and up went the ball. Unfortunately, O’Callaghan lost sight, and Carson Miller batted the ball in. Five straight goals, Dom Savastano dug down and answered with resolve. “I looked up at the scoreboard,” he said. “It was 7-3, and I knew I needed something.” He won the draw and barreled down the middle. No stopping, he fired away and brought John Jay within three. At 10:10, Savastano rode his own momentum and fired away after a second straight win. Wide this time, his teammates took it from there, and it was Kiefer shouldering the motherlode. The middie swung left and got leveled as his shot beat Ramachandran at 9:14. Two penalties were called, and John Jay set up again.A work around that had Justin Shapiro hit Bueti at the point, and he fired in for a 7-6 game. 8:53 left in the third, Savastano remained on the stick, and Kiefer would pick up his teammate’s play back. But unfortunately, Ramachandran was still in goal. Duva was lined up on the left, and the Rye goalie made easy work of the ten yard projectile. No surprise, the offense took the cue, and this time Tyler McDermott received the lumps. Doubled teamed on the goal line, he muscled his way from the sideline and came front and center with O’Callahan. The one on one went to McDermott, and the deciding run for Rye began. A Jay turnover resulted in Shoemaker’s goal at 4:30, and Ryan Slomsky’s goal was preempted by yet another Ramachandran save. The goalie also closed the quarter on Kiefer’s swing left, but the senior was undeterred. He opened the fourth with a spin move to make it 10-7, and Altneu’s scoop on the draw made another run seem possible. Not to be, another turnover sent the ball back the other way, and Rye made the top seed pay. From the right, Will Niejadlik hit Harrigan cutting from the other side, and his overhand made it 11-7. 9:14 remaining, Ramachandran continued to frustrate, and Coach Mike Bocklet could only provide summation. “I’m super proud of what they did and how they practiced day in and day out,” he said. “Obviously we would have liked to have won the last one.” Dom Savastano felt the same. “I wish we could have finished with a W,” said the senior who finished with over 700 draw victories. On the other hand, his experience as a Wolf has been a total winner. “It really meant a lot to come out here for four years and dedicate blood, sweat and tears,” he concluded. SPOTLIGHT FROM PAGE 18 WOLVES FROM PAGE 16 that, it was truly a turning point where I was like, “OK, you know, this is actually something I want to pursue.” It kind of worked out for the benefit of me, just because that was the perfect starting time for the recruiting process. It’s the classic: once you lose something you love, you realize how much it means to you. Can you talk about your general recruiting process? I was really lucky. I started freshman and sophom*ore year going to ID camps and reaching out the college coaches. By junior year I was reaching out to a bunch of schools across Division I to Division III and I just landed upon St. Lawrence, and I pursued it because I loved the school, and I loved the atmosphere, and it was just perfect for me all around. So, I went to an ID camp there and stayed in touch with the coach. I got an offer, went to the school on an overnight, and committed from there. How did it feel to commit to St. Lawerence for soccer? Are you excited for the fall? I am beyond excited. I’m ready to widen my view of life in general. It was such a relief committing because I put so much work for so many years not knowing what the result will be. So having that coach have that commitment in me and seeing my vision is really incredible and I’m so grateful I got to experience that. I’m just excited out of this world. Do you feel as though you are ready to balance academics and sports at the collegiate level? I think that I’m ready, but you’re going to get up there and something’s always going to go unexpectedly. But I think that my time management through playing club sports and getting home very late from practice or school has taught me to manage my time. I can figure out a way to do tasks and do them well. So, I think I’m very grateful for learning that through sports. For a young athlete growing up in the district who wants to follow in your footsteps, what advice would you give? Don’t be afraid to branch out. 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Doyle picked up Whaling’s loose ball in the crease and smoked it past Gallagher with only ten seconds remaining in the first. Into the second, Rye took another face, and Sack took one off the top. Penalty called on the head shot, and Sack’s free pass made it 6-1. At 10:51, Rye won the face on the scramble. But the Wolves produced the turnover this time and were primed to stop the run. Jojo Degl raced all the way upfield, and while her goal was whistled away, she did draw the free shot. Unfortunately, the middie shot wide, and the run wasn’t done.After the teams traded turnovers, Whaling got into the swing again. She wrapped around from behind and went sidearm for a six-goal lead. 7:19 left in the half, Kauftheil would finally answer. Set up on the free shot, the junior made it 7-2, and her team hoped the momentum would carry. It did, but only briefly. Jane Brennan forced a turnover on defense, and Kauftheil was the beneficiary when she drew another penalty. She shot low, and Chader’s kick was not good enough. Down four at 8:50, a draw win was not to be, and Sack was the culprit. She put her team on the set up, and Ebeling charged and cut into prime real estate. Her little flip was not late on the rent and made if 8-3 with 8:25 remaining in the third. Chader maintained the margin too - despite Finja Degl finding the net on the whistle only 18 seconds later.Facing down Degl on the penalty, Chader won the turn again, and the deflection went wide. A wide shot later by Jojo Degl, and Rye was ready to widen. Sack again, she cut and weaved, and into space, she made it a 9-3 game at 6:13. But still no quit in the Wolves, Kauftheil came down with the draw, and Nicole DiNapoli’s pass back to Degl returned another free lunch. Plenty hungry, the junior charged hard on the penalty shot and had the goal. 9-4 at 5:04, Chader maintained separation. Inglis on the penalty, she shot low, the Rye goalie was there with her catcher, and the offense took the cue. No surprise, Whaling did the honors. A clear path on the left that suddenly disappeared, the middie charged through anyway, and the six-goal lead returned at 2:02. Degl ran down the subsequent draw nonetheless, and momentum was the mission. Accomplished, DiNapoli passed forward to Kauftheil, and she scored on the penalty. But a Rye draw win to start the fourth was no help. The first three minutes of the fourth were eaten up, and while goals by Jojo and Finja narrowed things, John Jay couldn’t finish. A lost face-off and a turnover would seal the season, and Coach Jess McDonough was forced to say goodbye to her four seniors. “Their impact will always be weaved into the culture of John jay lacrosse,” she extolled. As for the next round of John Jay lacrosse, McDonough looks forward eagerly. “This team learned and showed a ton of growth. We are excited about the future,” the coach concluded. PAGE 21 – THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES SPORTS JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 Scan Here To Sign Up (It’s FREE!) Get YOUR Town’s Local News In Your Inbox Daily Our Fences Include: Chain Link Aluminum Wood Vinyl Deer Fencing Railings scrfence.com | 914-302-2552 GOOD FENCES MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS. -Robert Frost See Our Great Selection of Styles & Colors! 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For the nitty-gritty requirements of registration and website support as well as marketing, finishline setup, and the all-important bibs, medals, and timing logistics, Brooke was grateful to rely on elitefeats, a full-service event production company based in Long Island. Jen Dagan of elitefeats estimated that her company helps organize around five hundred races a year all over the east coast. Their priority is helping small races make a big impact. “We offer advice and support with ideas on keeping organizational costs down while keeping the experience high and helping charities grow!” For additional logistical assistance, Brook made contact with local law enforcement and the town council about a month before race day to ensure that the necessary road closures and police protection were in place. “In the end, this is all about our local community and banding together to commemorate the veterans who lost their lives while defending our country, so we want every runner crossing that finish line safely.” Another key task for the race director was supervising design and production of the race’s commemorative T-shirt, with the race logo on front and sponsor names and logos on back. “We are very appreciative of all that our sponsors do, so this is just one of the many ways we show our respect for them. In the end, we want to make a great shirt that runners and volunteers can wear all year round to spread our message and race name.” On both the challenging 5K and 10K courses, racers make their way around rolling country roads that offer views of frequent small hills as well as mile-long Lake Truesdale. It’s fitting that this 83-acre centerpiece to the two main events has a direct connection to the local church on which Brooke relies for support. Rev. Theodore Langdon Van Norden arrived in South Salem in 1894 to be the thirteenth minister of the South Salem Presbyterian Church. According to a local history by Priscilla Luckow, “He became a prominent South Salem farmer and citizen . . . [and] was determined to make a name for himself in the area. He promoted the beauty and history of the town while also acquiring a lot of land, including the entire north end of what became Lake Truesdale. Rev. Van Norden planned to dam the outlet from Hoyt’s Pond . . . in order to turn the small pond and surrounding swamp into a lake.” Completed in July 1908, the construction of Van Norden’s dam was a complicated project, owing to its location on an unstable surface that included an eleven-foot layer of quicksand. And just like Brooke Habinowski’s Memorial Day races, it was another important community-building South Salem project, requiring dedication, foresight, skill, and very careful planning. Contact the.runaround1@gmail. com with your ideas to help us promote the local running scene. RUNAROUND FROM PAGE 18 LACROSSE FROM PAGE 16

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Robert J. Castelli Robert J. Castelli of Katonah, formerly of Lewisboro, passed away on May 21, 2024, at the age of 74. A former State Assemblyman, Robert J. Castelli dedicated his life to public service beginning at the age of 17 when he left high school to join the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following basic and advanced infantry training, he volunteered for service in Vietnam, where he was assigned to the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Air Cavalry Division as an infantryman. He arrived in Vietnam and participated in combat operations during the Tet Offensive of 1968, including the Battles of Hue, Khe Sanh, and the A Shau Valley, three of the largest battles of the war. As an infantry point man and later a reconnaissance company team member, he rose to the rank of Sergeant by the age of 19 and remained in Vietnam through part of 1969. He returned home and continued to serve as a training instructor at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, until leaving the Army to return to school. His commendations included the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Air Assault Badge, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, as well as unit awards such as the Presidential Unit Citation and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. After completing his education, Robert began a career in law enforcement as a State Constable in South Carolina, followed by a distinguished 21- year career with the New York State Police, where he served as a Trooper, Sergeant, Investigator, and Station Commander. With a graduate degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Robert transitioned to academia, teaching at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Marist College, and Iona College, where he eventually became chairman of the Criminal Justice Department. Robert continued his public service by serving four years on the Town Board of Lewisboro in Westchester County and was later elected to two terms in the New York State Assembly. There, he served as a ranking member on the Veterans Affairs Committee and passed several significant pieces of veterans’ legislation. Outside of his professional life, Robert enjoyed spending time outdoors. An avid sportsman and conservationist, he was a member of the Campfire Club of America and Explorers Club. In his early years, he indulged in sports cars, skydiving, and competitive trap shooting. He also loved hunting, port wine, cigars, and, most of all, spending time with family and friends. Robert will be remembered as a soldier, servant, scholar, and statesman. He was one of a kind, and to know him was to love him. He is survived by his beloved wife Jeanette, his children Christian (Sharon) Castelli and Paul ( Jourdan) Castelli, and his grandchildren Sarah, Keegan, Katelynn, Eric and Payton. Robert will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. A celebration of Roberts life was held at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah on Friday, May 24. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Somers on Saturday, May 25. Interment followed at St. John’s Cemetery in Queens. Wilma G. Falco Wilma G. Falco of Southbury, CT, died Friday, May 24, 2024, at the Cascades Assisted Living Facility in Bethel, CT. Wilma was born on February 5, 1926, in the Bronx, N.Y. to the late George and Caroline Koerber. She was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School OBITUARIES SEE OBITUARIES PAGE 24

JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES – PAGE 23 LEISURE Motor-vehicle infractions and several accidents dominated the Lewisboro Police Department’s recent activity. The most serious was a two-vehicle collision in Cross River on May 7. That accident took place when a driver attempted to leave John Jay Middle School by turning right. That vehicle’s driver stated that the driver of the second vehicle – the one that hit her car – had stopped to let vehicles turn onto Route 121 but then collided with her car. The driver of the second vehicle stated that the first vehicle instead collided with his car as he traveled south along Route 121. There were no injuries, and the matter was closed upon investigation by Lewisboro Police. During the early evening of May 10, a three-car accident took place at the intersection of Route 35 and Cherry Street. One of the drivers remained near the intersection, while the two other cars stopped a quarter mile up the road. The driver who stayed at the scene had a strong scent of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot eyes, and a slight gait. He subsequently failed both a standard field sobriety test and a preliminary breath test. This individual was then placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated and transported to Lewisboro Police Department headquarters. He received an appearance ticket for May 27. On May 7, police pulled over a vehicle on Route 35 near Route 121 after the officer’s license plate reader flagged it for an expired registration. The driver stated that he was aware of his suspended registration and knew his vehicle did not belong on the road. He presented conditional license paperwork showing him being permitted to drive to and from work and to pick his children up from school. However, he instead was picking up his wife. A check of his driver’s license information via eJustice.ny.gov revealed six suspensions on three separate dates. The site also revealed that the suspended registration was due to not carrying insurance. Police impounded the vehicle and issued the driver four traffic tickets: for operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked registration; aggravated unlicensed vehicle operation in the third degree; operating without insurance; and violation of license restrictions. The driver was due in court on May 13. On May 8, an officer noted a Lexus travelling south on Elmwood Road with no registration or inspection sticker on the front windshield – despite having New York plates. The officer immediately turned on his flashing lights in pursuit, but the Lexus drove away at a high speed. Later, as the officer passed the Vista Fire Department, he spotted the car and pursued it. He stopped it at Route 123 and Puddin Hill Road. The officer met with the driver and his wife, who was in the car’s passenger seat. He ran the man’s ID through eJustice. ny.gov. It showed the driver had three license suspensions for failure to answer a summons. The DMV website further revealed that the car’s registration had expired in August 2023. Police impounded the car and gave the driver six tickets for: aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, unlicensed operation of a vehicle, driving at an unreasonable/imprudent speed, operating an uninspected motor vehicle, operating an unregistered vehicle, and for driving without a seat belt. The driver had a court date of May 13. On May 8, a driver went to Lewisboro Police headquarters to report a hit and run involving a dark gray Chevrolet pickup truck with Connecticut license plates. He said this occurred when he was driving along Todd Road near the intersection with Route 35. The pickup truck was traveling in the same direction and passed him. In the process, the man’s sideview mirror was struck by the mirror on the truck’s passenger side. His vehicle incurred no damage, however, and the pickup truck’s mirror cap was retrieved from the scene. A South Salem property owner contacted police to complain that two neighborhood dogs had damaged his chicken coop on April 23, killing one chicken in the process. The caller said he identified the dogs’ owner by information on their collars. Their owner, a neighbor, retrieved the dogs and agreed to repair the coop and replace the dead chicken. To investigate, police then went to the home of the neighbor where they learned from family members that he was out of town. They also said he offered to have contractors fix the coop and replace the chicken, but that the complainant wanted a sum of money instead. Police further learned from the complainant that the coop – which was built from a kit – is not repairable. The complainant instead wants the neighbor to purchase a replacement at a cost of $980, a sum the dogs’ owner says is “too much.” The complainant later filled out a deposition, and the neighbor was issued a summons with an appearance date of June 5. DWI arrests, damaged property, bear sightings POLICE BLOTTER SEE POLICE BLOTTER PAGE 25 To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! For puzzle solutions, please see theparamountrehab.com CLUES ACROSS 1. Baby’s dining accessory 4. Something free 8. Ancient Egyptian deity 10. Set-like mathematical categories 11. Top-quality 12. Expansive 13. Seizure 15. People with congenital absence of pigment 16. Gains 17. Mocked online 18. Clint’s son 21. Body part 22. 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PAGE 24 – THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 in the Bronx, N.Y. in 1944. Wilma then attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Business School and, upon graduation, worked at Mount Saint Ursula High School as an executive assistant to the principal of the academy from 1945-1946. Wilma’s career was short-lived since she married the love of her life and childhood sweetheart, Anthony Falco, in 1947. Her career after that consisted largely of being a dedicated and loving homemaker to her husband and two children, Georgette (Fred) of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Randy (Susan) of Bedford, N.Y. She also was a devoted daughter and caregiver to her mother and father who lived with all of us in the loving home Wilma created. A home filled with laughter, music, good books and lots of rich German food. Wilma also devoted her entire life to the service of others volunteering countless hours to schools as a guidance counselor, to her local parish as a member of the vestry and to a number of charitable endeavors in Heritage Village, winning the, “Volunteer of the Year” Award in Southbury. Wilma leaves behind her beloved grandchildren Diana, Michael, Danielle, Matthew, and Jessica. With great delight, she lived long enough to enjoy her great-grandchildren Luke, Caroline, Anthony, Jake, and Maren. Friends called at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah on Thursday, May 30. The funeral service was celebrated at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Katonah on Friday, May 31. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. Dora Maria Albano Dora Maria Albano was called home on May 20, 2024 to be blessed with eternal rest. She was at her home in Glen Mills, PA which she had shared with her beloved husband Fred until his passing in 2021. Her family was beside her. Meeting through mutual friends, Dora and Fred had a relationship that spanned 67 married years. Over those years their union was, for their family, an enviable model of spousal devotion. They weathered life’s struggles and relished its joys closely beside each other; truly best friends and each other’s rock. She missed him dearly. Dora was born on June 1, 1930 in Hackensack, New Jersey and was raised there until moving to Bedford upon marriage. She lived and raised her family in Bedford until 2007 when she and Fred moved to her current home in Glen Mills, PA. She was a homebody who came from humble beginnings, determined to give her children opportunities she hadn’t had. She was selfless towards that end and incredibly resourceful. To see her children and grandchildren progress towards her dream of education brought her great happiness and pride. Dora had an astute mind. After the children had grown she took a solidly supportive role in the family electrical contracting business until retirement. Daily Sudoku, handling all of her own affairs and a love of jigsaw puzzles kept her sharp into her nineties. Over the years she enjoyed crochet, needle work and mostly her sewing projects. She could repair or repurpose anything with a needle and thread and left her children with particularly fun memories of creative Halloween costumes. Dora loved to spend time at her Poconos home, sharing time with Fred in his fishing boat, gathering family for summer weeks together, and just spending an afternoon on the porch with an ever-present puzzle. It was the respite she and Fred counted on to “get away” in the hectic years and sustain them in peaceful surroundings in the twilight years. She is the daughter of Giovanni and Rosa Lagomarsino, being predeceased by them, her brother Charlie Lagomarsino and sister-in-law Peggy. Also she is predeceased by brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ted and Anita Albano and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Paul and Mary Lou (Albano) Paulli. Dora leaves the legacy of her children Dianne Siemon ( John), Robert Albano (Ellen Bowen) Donna Osmon (Michael) and Arlene fa*gans. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren Dana Siemon Scarpino ( John), JT Siemon ( Jeanette), Timothy, Nicholas and Deanna Osmon, Weston and Allison fa*gans and sweet great-granddaughter Liliana Scarpino. There are also many nieces, nephews and cousins who made her life complete. All are beneficiaries of her strong faith and constant prayers. We will miss her. Friends were received on Wednesday, May 29 at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, May 30, at St. Patrick’s Church, in Bedford. Interment followed at Bedford Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:St Jude Children’s Research Hospitalor The Salvation Army, recipient:dbda. [emailprotected] Jay High School, Lemke revealed that a seventh alumnus had been discovered recently to have died in service: Pfc. Anthony Joseph Pettignano in 1990 during Operation Just Cause in Panama. His name will be added to the Roll of Honor. “This community-wide effort, spurred by Grant Vialardi and John Lemke, to ensure that these individuals will always be remembered is a profound and touching reminder of the sacrifices that members of our armed services and their families and loved ones make,” said Sen. Harckham. “It is important to commemorate the valor and heroism of our veterans, knowing that their courage and deeds stand as an abiding example for us all.” “We can never fully express our gratitude to the John Jay High School alumni who died in service to our country, but with the renaming of this road, we will ensure their memories are never forgotten,” said Assembleymember Burdick. “My thanks to Grant Vialardi and the Lewisboro Veterans Advisory Committee for their inspiration and assistance in making this a reality.” Nearby are the two new signs designating the section of Route 121, beginning at the intersection of Route 35 Old Post Road and ending at the intersection Gideon Reynolds Road, as the “John Jay High School Veterans Memorial Highway.” Lewisboro Town Supervisor Tony Gonçalves added, “I am so proud of the work of the Lewisboro Veterans Advisory Committee, its chair John Lemke, Grant Vialardi, and all those who have supported the Committee. Let these signs be a reminder to all who drive this road of the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform in defending our freedoms in our country and around the world.” The Katonah-Lewisboro School District approved in November 2022 the installation of a veterans’ memorial at John Jay High School to honor and commemorate respective alumni who had died during their armed forces service. Vialardi, then a senior at John Jay (and an intern in Assemblymember Burdick’s office), first proposed the memorial in conjunction with the Lewisboro Veterans Advisory Committee as part of what he called “Project Honor.” Along with the memorial project was Vialardi’s request to rename the portion of Route 121. On Veterans Day 2022, the veterans’ memorial was unveiled at the base of the flagpole outside Lewisboro Town House. “I am incredibly proud of what Project Honor has accomplished and have been touched by the support our community has shown to it,” said Vialardi. “I hope that this project serves as an example for others that, with enough hard work, anyone can make the change they want to see in the world. I’d again like to thank all everyone involved for all of the time they dedicated to this project and would encourage everyone in our community to do their part in honoring those who have sacrificed so that we may enjoy our freedom.” Article courtesy of the Office of State Sen. Pete Harckham. 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PAGE 25 – THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES JUNE 6 - JUNE 19, 2024 Goglia, who drew 762 votes, gathered at the school district office in Cross River after the polls closed to hear the results. Peter Petraro (446 votes) was not there, but incumbent trustees Julia Hadlock, the board president, Lorraine Gallagher and Bill Swertfa*ger were also on hand, along with Schiff, to congratulate their new colleagues. The $124,318,762 budget, labeled Proposition 1, sailed to easy passage, 1,179 to 517. Spending rises 3.61 percent, with a tax levy hike of 3.40 percent. Voters also approved three additional propositions, none requiring new taxes or debt and one even holding out the prospect of found money for KLSD. Propositions 2 and 3, allowing the district to spend funds already in the bank to replace vehicles in the school fleet, passed easily, 1,223 to 473 (Prop 2) and 1,240 to 459 (Prop 3). But Prop 4, with eyes on as much as $4.5 million in federal grant funding, drew as much voter attention as next year’s budget and won an even morelopsided victory. The vote, 1,353 to 343, authorizes the district to add any funds received in an Inflation Reduction Act Rebate to the capital bond approved by voters in October 2022. The $49.5 million bond is financing improvements and upgrades in KLSD’s five schools. At the school board’s May 23 meeting, Hadlock thanked the community “very much for the tremendous support of this year’s budget.” “We had a terrific turnout and a really very supportive vote of confidence in the budget as well as all of the resolutions,” she said. Hadlock welcomed Poffenberger, taking his seat for the first time, and Schiff, still in hers after a dozen years. “Congratulations to all the candidates for being a part of the democratic process,” she said, “and we thank them all for running.” The candidate who polled the most votes, Williams, acknowledged that she “certainly didn’t get here alone.” “It was inspiring and energizing, how friends from different corners of the district stepped up to support my campaign, spreading the word, putting up lawn signs and cheering me on,” Williams said in an email. “I tried to connect with as many voters as possible at [Meadow Pond] PTO meetings, sporting events, performances, and other events and have open, honest conversations. I was clear about my views and the approach I would bring to the board: being openminded, thoughtful, and measured, and I think that resonated with many voters.” Williams officially takes her trustee seat July 1. KLSD FROM PAGE 1 For more than 90 minutes of give and take, Needham recited the plan’s benefits—chief among them the assertion that it could provide millions annually to replenish a depleted land-acquisition treasury. But at least some in the real estate community called the added fee a disincentive to buy in Bedford and questioned projections on just how much it would really bring in. Already, the latest forecast of the town’s potential transfer receipts—$2 million—was half the amount initially given the board in March. Changes in details of the transfer tax could account for some of that reduction. Originally presented as a flat 2 percent fee on any transaction over the median sale price, the transfer tax discussed May 21 was a graduated levy. Sales on property priced above $778,000, up to $1 million, would be taxed at 0.5 percent; only sales over $1 million would pay the full 2 percent charge. New York’s Hudson Valley Community Preservation Act allows towns in specified counties to establish the preservation fund. Six towns in four counties—Ulster, Dutchess, Orange and Columbia—now have the funds; Bedford would be the first community in Westchester to establish one. Before a transfer tax could go into effect, the Town Board must have a public hearing, adopt a law to create the proposed fee, then put it on the ballot for a November vote by town residents. BOARD FROM PAGE 6 Lewisboro police also responded to two bear sightings, both on May 10 and both in Cross River. After canvassing both areas, no bears were apprehended, and the second caller was advised to contact the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. Lewisboro Police responded to three motor vehicle accidents from May 13 - 19, with one involving injury to the driver of one of the cars. The accident that resulted in an injury took place on Tuesday, May 14, in Goldens Bridge. A vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 138 turned onto Fairmount Road, colliding with a second vehicle traveling west. The driver of that second vehicle experienced pain in the shoulder and upper arm and was transported to Northern Westchester Hospital by ambulance. The driver of the first vehicle and the passenger in the second vehicle both refused medical assistance. Both vehicles were damaged and were towed to a body shop by Sal’s Towing. On May 16, a three-vehicle collision took place at the intersection of Route 35 and Spring Street South in Cross River. A vehicle had stopped in traffic on Route 35 to make a left onto Spring Street. It was struck by a second vehicle because, according to its driver, the vehicle’s brakes failed. That second vehicle was then hit from behind by a third. On May 17, a motorist struck a guardrail while traveling east on Route 35. The driver said she had just learned some bad news about her health and consequently was upset. 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Instead, try to follow a long-term investment strategy based on your financial goals, risk tolerance, asset accumulation needs, liquidity and time horizon, always with an eye toward where you want to go in life — how long you plan to work, what sort of retirement lifestyle you envision, and so on. • Be strategic with your investments. Over the years, you will likely have a variety of competing financial goals — and you’ll want your investment portfolio working to help achieve all of them. That means, though, that you’ll likely need to match certain investments with specific goals. For example, when you contribute to an IRA and a 401(k) or similar plan, you’re putting away money for retirement. But if you want to help your children go to college or receive some other type of postsecondary education or training, you might want to save in a 529 education savings plan, which allows tax-free withdrawals for qualified education expenses. 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