Girl Scout Health and Wellness Day,
Home Alone Programs Planned

By Stephen E. Lipken


Pelham Town Council Supervisor Daniel McLaughlin began the Monday, February 6th Board meeting with a discussion with resident Ed Doty regarding Local Law #1-2023, Senior Exemption Income Levels.  


McLaughlin mentioned that 30% of senior citizens reside in Village of Pelham, 20% live in Pelham Manor.  He pointed to Vito “Ace” Pisani, who celebrated his 100th birthday on February 1st. Pisani has lived in Pelham for 75 years and was Grand Marshall in the 2006 Memorial Day Parade.


In the Flycar report, Deputy Supervisor Rae Szymanski said that there were 79 calls in January: 49 in Pelham, 26, Pelham Manor, 2 on I-95 and 2 on the Hutch. Backup call for the Flycar call was nine minutes and 11 seconds.  Average time for the Flycar to arrive at the scene was 55%, six minutes and under; 77% in seven minutes and under.  


Councilwoman Kara McLoughlin remarked that WinterFest held on Saturday, February 4th at the Daronco Town House had 14 incredibly talented acts, 6-7 different kinds of music, 13 shops offering international takes on one pot meals, plus visits from Supervisor McLaughlin, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and County Executive George Latimer.  Spring programs and summer camp sign-ups open on Monday, February 27th.   


Councilwoman McLoughlin related, “A resident in Harvard, MA spotted an elegant frame at their town dump.  When she ‘dumpster dove’ to retrieve it, she found a painting of a beautiful old church.  She used an app to determine that it was Huguenot Memorial Church and sent the artwork to Pastor Paul Seelman. It will be re-framed and placed in the Church.” 


Councilwoman Maura Curtin noted that February is Black History Month and added that the Library has 5 notaries.  “The Girl Scouts will host a Health and Wellness Day on Saturday, March 11th, a town-wide event. A Home Alone program is planned for 5th to 8th graders, providing essentials to live at home without supervision, coping with telephone and door answering.”


Supervisor McLaughlin concluded that Automated External Defibrillators with lock boxes accessible by coaches are planned for the sports fields.