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Track and Field: Wolves Compete in Two-Day Meet Against Somers

May 20, 2022

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – On May 10 and 11, John Jay had a home and home with Somers to end a regular season that had the Tuskers taking the league championship. On the other hand, the stampede continued for John Jay’s eighth-grade standout. But despite her success, distance coach Dave Bradford was still pleasantly surprised by the determined confidence of Sloane Wasserman.

“I ...

Baseball: Harvey to Play for League Title

Harvey’s varsity baseball team, the reigning champions of the Housatonic Valley Athletic League (HVAL), clinched the top spot in the 2022 league playoffs with a 12-0 win at home on May 9, against Forman. The Cavs will host the league championship game on May 21.

It was another dominating performance by a Cavs starting pitcher combined with outstanding production from the offense. Senior ...

Boys Tennis: John Jay Wins League Title

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay began the season with a 1-2 mark, but the Wolves’ game definitely heated up with the warm weather. “We won the league,” said Coach Paul Crivelli, and traveling north on May 12 did not have the boys losing any steam.

The Wolves swept all six matches to ready themselves for the postseason.

Finishing his day first, Matthew Marchini defeated ...

Baseball: John Jay Finishes Regular Season with 11-8 Record

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – After losing one-run games to Brewster and Somers last week, the Wolves hoped to get some separation when they traveled to Mahopac on May 9. Unfortunately, John Jay had no such luck, and, unfortunately, the nail-biting once again went the other way.

On a two-out dribbler up the third-base line by Joey Koch, starting pitcher Nick Fassert pulled first baseman Dan ...

Fathers, Sons, and Baseball

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - April 30 was Opening Day for the 50th year of the Lewisboro Baseball Association (LBA), and it was one for the ages. Like 27 up and 27 down, it was perfect.

It truly was as if we were all dipped in magical waters, for a couple of majestic hours, the trials and travails of the last two years were as if they never happened. The division and acrimony we’ve seen over ...

Boys Lacrosse: John Jay Wins Two Close Games

BRYAM HILLS, N.Y. – On May 3 at Byram Hills, John Jay went out of league and got into a game that was out of this world. Thirty-five minutes in, the nonstop action hadn’t settled anything, and the 5-5 tie seemed to say the back and forth would hold up. But before the third quarter was over, the run on the nets stayed on one side and left disappointment on the other.

John Jay scored ...

Softball: John Jay Has 2-0 Week

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Going 2-2 last week, the softball team evened their league record at 3-3, but a poor showing versus Fox Lane on Saturday didn’t leave a good taste in anyone’s mouth.

“We didn’t play sharp,” said Coach Steve DelMoro. “Softball is a game that will eat you up.”

So fortunately, May 2 was another day, and this time the Wolves ...

Baseball: John Jay Moves into First Place with 3-0 Week

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Entering the week at 2-1, John Jay was right in the thick of things in league play, and with three games on the schedule last week, the Wolves were in a make-or-break position. So, a home and home against Horace Greeley could have had the team losing their sense of direction, but the boys were definitely on the make in sweeping the two games.

On April 25 at home, ...

Boys Lacrosse: John Jay Beats Fox Lane, Greeley

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Nine games into the season, John Jay really got down to league play last week. Entering with a 1-0 record, they played Yorktown on April 26, had senior night at home on April 28, and closed the week on April 30 versus Fox Lane. Losing 10-4 to Yorktown, the Wolves were in no position to complain after finishing the week with two wins.

Following the pregame ceremonies ...

Girls Lacrosse: John Jay Moves to 10-1

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – There seems to be no stopping the force that is the John Jay girls lacrosse team. The Wolves’ record stands at 10-1 after a perfect 3-0 week.

Starting the week off at the high school on April 26, the girls took to Contest Field, and soon enough, the match-up versus Walter Panas was anything but. Less than four minutes in, John Jay had a 4-0 lead, and identifying ...

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Obituaries

Jan 9, 1939 - Mar 6, 2022
John (“Unc”) Kinnally passed away on March 6 at home surrounded by his family and in ...
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Michael Trapasso of South Salem passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 30, at the age of 61. Mike ...
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Endorsing the Incumbents

May 15, 2022

We are writing in support of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District’s budget and to endorse Rory Burke, Elizabeth Gereghty, and Julia Hadlock for reelection to the Board of Education.

These three incumbents skillfully and responsibly led the district safely through the pandemic with a focus on maintaining the highest educational standards for all students in the district under the most ...

Descriptive Phrases

Remember when people used to speak more eloquently? Books and plays and your average grandmother used descriptive phrases to paint a picture with words.

Our basic language skills have been eroding over the last several years. Texting and email and social media have accelerated the deterioration of the written word. People are so busy, busy, busy multi-tasking that they prefer to use acronyms, ...

Missing Teeth

Years back, I was lamenting the number of empty storefronts in our hamlets to my friend and former Bedford Supervisor Lee Roberts. She responded — “missing teeth.” Those empty storefronts always reminded her of missing teeth. That term is always ringing around in my head when I notice vacant storefronts in town.

The catchphrase “hamlet vitality” is the new ...

First Days in a New Town

When I first graduated from college, I took a job teaching kindergarten in Providence, Rhode Island, my hometown. I taught for five years, then got married and soon became a stay-at-home mom. My husband, Al, was now getting out of the Navy and looking for his first job. That took us to New Jersey, followed by a stint in Massachusetts, and then on to New York. We luckily found paradise – ...

Tales of Ties and Tails

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates.

Shortages of sashes ...

Your Next Chapter: Estate Planning Considerations for the Newly Retired

Congratulations on your retirement!

Like many, you probably have a bucket list of things you would like to accomplish such as travel the world, spend more time with your grandkids and take up a new hobby. While these are all excellent ambitions, the milestone of retirement is also a good time to ensure your finances, beneficiary designations, estate planning, and long-term care strategy are in ...

PCSB Bank Partners with United for the Troops

May 20, 2022

Yorktown Heights, NY, May 20, 2022: PCSB Bank has announced it will partner with United for the Troops by launching a drive to provide those serving in the armed forces with much-needed donations.

PCSB will have red collection bins at all of its 14 branch locations to accept donations until May 31, 2022. A wish list of non-perishable items can be found at Wish List - United for the ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...