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Chappaqua Journal Serving the Town of New Castle VOLUME 1, Number 1 Chappaqua, N.Y., Thursday, August 28,1980 25 Cents A Copy, $10.00 A Year Says Co-Chairman Beverly Russo... Wre going to make Chappaqua's Community Day a county event!' by Rhonda Stearley Promising a pie-baking contest, fire engine rides, a soccer exhibition and a tot parade, the Chappaqua Ninth Annual Com­ munity Day Committee is ironing out plans for what co- chairwoman Beverly T. Russo, 15 Ridge Drive, said will be New Castle's best Community Day ever. \We're looking to put Com­ munity Day on the map as a major northern Westchester County event,\ Mrs. Russo ad­ ded. \Our Grand Old Flag\ is the theme for the Sept. 13 festival, which will be held on the Bell School green. Starting with a flag-raising ceremony in the morning, several events through the day will commemorate Old Glory, such as the tot parade. Children in that parade are asked to wear red, white and blue. And, in th? ^-'Moc-rarit* soii'H. Mrs. Russo said red, white and blue crates will be set out for anyone itching to speak his mind. \Bring your beefs,\ said com­ mittee member Lynn Barton. \It's the American Way.\ For those who shy away from the limelight, the committee has other activities on the agenda. Childrens' rides, a pet show, arts and craft shows, historic bus rides and local surgeon Fred Anonowich's Dixieland Band will be on hand for entertainment. Mrs. Russo's son, David, a 19- year-old New York City artist, came up with the idea for the bus ride, now an annual event. Spon­ sored by the Chappaqua Historical Society, the bus will visit various landmarks on three separate excursions during the day. Mr. Seth Corwin, this year's special activities director, and his wife, Joan, donated the buses please turn to page 3 Highway and water services join into new public works department Albert P. Chaleski, New Castle's new Commissioner of Public Works. by Rhonda Stearley The Highway and Water Depart­ ments were consolidated into the Department of Public Works by the New Castle Town Board at its August 12 meeting. The merger went into effect Aug. 13 after being approved by state _and county civil service com­ missions. The new department will include a Division of High­ ways, Traffic Devices and Street Lighting, and the Division of Water and Sewers. Supervisor Charles Banks, Jr., says that he Aim is to combat illegal dumping New Castle considering some form of townwide garbage collection by Barbara Waugh Is it possible that almost a quar­ ter of New Castle residents never have any garbage? According to David C. Kobrin, Deputy Town Attorney., recent Chappaqua Journal, a weekly, begins publication with this issue; published and edited by Edith Hahn de, nnt -,1. .. p.^igv Mrs. Edith Hahn, publisher of the Chappaqua Journal, founded the North Castle News in 1963 and acquired the Harrison Indepen­ dent in 1971. Both are weeklies. Together with this newspaper and Pleasantville Post, also PUBLISHER TO SPEAK AT ROTARY Westchester County's two new weekly newspapers, the Chappaqua Journal and Pleasantville Post, will- be discussed by their publisher, Edith Hahn, at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Pleasantville-Chappaqua Ro­ tary Club, starting noon, Thursday, Sept. 4 in Parish Restaurant, Commerce St., Thornwood. • . making its first appearance this week, the four newspapers com­ prise the newly-formed Cross Westchester Weekly Group covering an area from Harrison on the south and east, to the western edge of Mount Pleasant. Mrs. Hahn was born in Vienna, Austria. She attended elemen­ tary schools in France and Swit­ zerland as well as Austria and came to this country in 1939 wehre she attended high school in Kew Gardens, New York. Mrs. Hahn entered Syracuse University, receiving a B.A. Degree in 1947. She took post­ graduate work in literature, public relations and advertising at Columbia University and the New School and is a graduate of the School of Modern Photography. Researcher Mrs. Hahn was a researcher for the Bettman Archive, the chief source of historical pictures for publications in the U.S. Following, she worked for Life \YOU WHAT?\ YELPED THE PUBLISHER'S HUSBAND The publisher of the Chappaqua Journal has an assistant -a kibitzer, really, whose basic working day is spent toiling in New York City - with whom she has authored three children and two other weeklies, the North Castle News and Harrison Independent. The success of these cooperative projects is modest but they are evidence of indefatigable hopefulness and never-§ay-die enthusiasm in the presence of long odds. Newspapering and child-rearing had something in common: we were unprepared for'either. The first newspaper was founded at the end of '63 because no one happened to say \you can't do that.\ As for the kids, one day the first one Appeared. At the time, our combined qualifications for running a newspaper were the post of MassachusetFs State College (now U. of M.) campus correspondent for the Springfield Union which paid 12<t a column inch for copy. The Publisher spent four years at Syracuse which has a dandy journalism school. So, she majored in philosophy and please turn to page 2 investigation reveals that 20 to 25 percent of local homeowners are not paying any of the four residential refuse collectors to empty their garbage cans. \We have anywhere near ioo percent pick-up,\ he told the Journal. Is this why commercial bins are being overloaded, why both private and municipal parking lots are often strewn with ht- ter.why some long-time residents are ready to spy on neighbors suspected of illegal dumping 0 Are some otherwise respectable citizens saving a few dollars at the expense of everyone else by disposing of their garbage in please turn to page 10 ' expects the consolidation would save the taxpayers money. The board appointed Albert P. Chaleski, Superintendent of Highways, as Public Works Commissioner. He will also retain his highway title and duties, and said Mr. Banks, \I guess you could say he'll be his own subordinate.\ His salary will remain at $29,000 per year. \A bit of a surprise\ Joseph Lischinsky, Water Depar­ tment Superintendant, will be responsible to both Mr. Chaleski and the Town Board. It (the new department) did come as a bit of a surprise to me because we'd worked together before,\ Mr. Lischinsky said. \But I imagine it will be for the better.\ Sharing \Highway and water have always cooperated,\ said Mr. Chaleski. \But it had been an oral agreement. Now, with the •com­ mission, we can still coordinate and save money as\-vwll.!^.The new eonimissu)i;er *d«led ihat' sharing departmental machinery will be a big money saver. A distinct advantage of the new arrangement, Mr. Chaleski said, is that the department will be capable of undertaking heavy construction or, before the divisions had to bid for those type of services. New Castle is among the iirst in New York State to make the con­ solidation. Supervisor Bank's please turn to page 4 'Bucks for Baskets' pays for outdoor court at the Bell School Edith Hahn Magazine, first in the photo lab and then in the editorial depar­ tment. She married Peter Hahn, now a senior vice president of McCaf­ frey and McCall advertising agency, in 1950. Mr. and Mrs. Hahn have three children. Steven, age 28 is a physician. Lisa, 26, is working for a Masters Degree in clinical psychology at New York University and is em­ ployed by this newspaper. Jef­ frey, age 23, is also employed by the Pleasantville Post. Prior to establishing the North Castle News, Mrs. -Hahn held several civic posts including presidency of the PTA of the Ar- monk School District during cen­ tralization with- the Bear Ridge please tarn to page 9 by Rhonda Stearley Because of the efforts of three men whg like basketball, young people and the chance to do something for their town, New Castle residents now have an' outdoor basketball facility at the Bell Middle School. And it's all happened within the past three months, said Thomas McCann, a town council member and one of the coordinators for the \Bucks for Baskets\ movement. \It's really amazing how fast this thing got \going.'' The idea to find and refurbish the court sprouted last spring af­ ter Greeley High School's basketball team had returned from the sectional basketball championships in Long Island. \Jim Ryan (whose son, Peter plays on the team) and I were talking about what an -irony it was to have such a fine'team and no outdoor court in town.\ Mr. McCann and Mr. Ryan, both junior high basket­ ball coaches themselves, didn't talk about the notion much longer. With the help of Recreation Commission member John* Lyden, the three men decided to get the ball bouncing and find a basketball court for New Castle. The trio found the court at Bell, although it needed surface repairs, among with new hoops, backboards .and rir ». The school enthusiastically supported the idea, Mr. McCann said, but couldn't offer the $2,700 to $2,800 necessary to fix the court. Raised money themselves Undaunted, the men decided to raise the money themselves through private contributions. After sending out letters, calling 150 people and receiving favorable responses, the men then presented their idea to the^ Town Board. \We told them if they'd install the equipment, we'd get the money for them,\ HMr.\McCann said. \Well they did and now kids are over there all the time.\ While Bucks for Baskets hasn't yet raised all the funds, Mr. Mc­ Cann said it was simply a matter of time before they did. \We're still working on it,\ h e said. \And things are going very well.'' For these three men, juggling their work and recreation schedules always manages to keep them on.their toes. Besides being a town board member and a New Castle Rec. league basket­ ball and.baseball coach, Mr. Mc- please turn to page 9

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