Mount Kisco Little League: Potential Tradgedy Turned to Triumph

After divine and human intervention, a potential life-threatening tradgedy was turned into triumph with the Mount Kisco Little League receiving three defibrillators through donations.

During a Mount Kisco Little League travel game at Lewisboro, a routine play and collision at second base triggered a medical issue. Ten-year old Michael Corsi, who was diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome, had his heart stop after an apparent blow to the chest.

As a result of what may have been divine intervention, a cardiologist was at the field to step in and revive Michael Corsi. Michael Corsi’s coach Ralph Nuzzi had often asked his cousin, Dr. Carmine Sorbera, to attend one of Mount Kisco’s Little League games. Since this game was in Lewisboro, Dr. Sorbera, a Lewisboro resident, finally relented and attended the game. As a result of Dr. Sorbera’s skill and knowledge, Michael Corsi was revived and was able to receive the medical attention necessary to allow him to live a normal life. Dr. Sorbera’s life-saving actions were only the first beneficial intervention.

In February, the MKLL applied for one of six SNY (Mets’ cable network) $5,000 grants for the sole purpose of purchasing two defibrillators. While the grants were awarded elsewhere, the MKLL was encouraged us to re-apply next year. The Mets also directed the MKLL to Marguerite White, Regional Director of Community Outreach for Sports Authority who just this year pioneered an AED placement program with Sports Authority and had already placed eight units in neighboring counties. After the accident at the field in Lewisboro, the Sports Authority responded by donating a defibrillator to the Little League and 75 XO Athletic HeartShields chest pads. The Corsi family also responded by donating money and helping to raise donations so two additional defibrillators could be purchased for the Mount Kisco Little League. Hopefully, they will never need to be used.

Last night, at the Sports Authority, a clinic was held to host the Mount Kisco Little League and inform their parents and family members how to use a defibrillator. As a special treat for the Little Leaguers (and their parents), Dwight “Doc” Gooden was on hand to speak to the Mount Kisco Little League and sign autographs.

Also, present was State Senator Greg Ball to praise Sports Authority and encourage them to facilitate the expansion of the AED placement program both regionally and nationally. “I want to thank Sports Authority for stepping up to the plate,” said Ball. “It’s a beautiful thing when the private sector stands up because there’s a lot of things that government cannot do, especially in these tough economic times. Let’s make sure we do what it takes to bring this program statewide, as well as communities across the nation” added Ball.

Special thanks to the Corsi family for sharing this story and raising money and awareness for the defibrillators, the Mount Kisco Little League – specifically Ed Reilly, Beth Romski and Ralph Nuzzi, Dr. Carmine Sorbera, Marguerite White and the Sports Authority and Deputy Mayor George Griffin and the American Legion.

Pictured below are a few pictures from the event which started at the American Legion and ended at the Sports Authority. For more pictures, see the pictures taken by Art Nelson using this link.

Pictured below: Marguerite White addressing the Little Leaguers and their families (coach Ralph Nuzzi is watching in the background), the two doctors – Sorbera and Gooden, Dr. Sorbera with Michaels Corsi.

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If You Are Looking for Something After Tonight’s Bedford Village Parade

Consider trying Frannie’s Goodie Shoppe on E. Main Street next to the movie theater. On Facebook, Frannie’s updates their flavor lineup.

Tonight’t flavors are: Mango Tango Sorbet, Luscious Lemon, Cookies and Cream, Thin Mint Cookies, Red Velvet Cake, Peanut Butter, Cappucino, Very Strawberry, Original Tart, No-Sugar-Added Raspberry, Cable Car Chocolate, Alpine Vanilla.

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Trustee Morreale Returns from China; Deja Vu at Trustees Meeting

At the most recent Village Board meeting on July 18, Trustee Morreale discussed his trip to China that caused him to miss Village Board meetings since May 16. Trustee Morreale said he kept up on village affairs through email and the village website. Unfortunately, he could not keep up on the minutes from Village Board meetings because the last meeting posted on the Village’s website is from May 31.

The good news is that Trustee Morreale did not miss much. At the July 18 meeting, the Village Board discussed the same unsolvable problems such as the smell from the transfer station and code enforcement issues. Trustee Markus continues to be concerned about the smell from the transfer station. He has been concerned for eight years; instead of being concerned, he should be proactive about doing something to alleviate the smells.

There are years of quarterly reports that show problems with the transfer station. Apparently this is another unsolvable problem that Mayor Cindrich and his running mates could not address in eight years, along with hiring police officers, reaching contracts with the police union and addressing weak code enforcement. Some problems, like smells from an improperly supervised transfer station, should be able to be solved in less than a decade.

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MKFD Ancient Fife & Drum Corps to March in Bedford Village Parade on Friday

The Mount Kisco Fire Department Ancient Fife & Drum Corps will march in the Bedford Village Parade this Friday. The parade should kick off around 7:00 near Farms Road and end at Bedford Vilage’s Village Green.

The Fife & Drum Corps have had a successful season. They have won a number of awards this year, winning in the Best Junior Musical category in all four parades so far, Pleasantville, Katonah, Yorktown and Mamaroneck. Special congratulations to Katie Tipa who has won Best Majorette at two parades, Pleasantville and Mamaroneck.

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Mount Kisco 9-11 Memorial Should be Completed Soon; Additional Funds Still Needed

The 9-11 Memorial planned, built and financed by volunteers from the Mount Kisco Fire Department is making steady progress. As planned, the two slabs of black granite to symbolize the World Trade Center towers have been installed in the middle of the framework for the pentangular pool to memorialize the victims of the attack on the Pentagon.

The 9-11 Memorial is being built by volunteers in the construction and pool businesses with manpower from the MKFD. Volunteers from the MKFD have raised over 80% of their $120,000 goal and are looking for money from individuals and local businesses. The dedication has been set for Sunday, September 11, the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

To donate, send a check payable to the Mount Kisco Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 91; Mount Kisco, NY 10549. You can also call one of the Mount Kisco Fire Department 9-11 Committee’s chairpeople, Paul Felice at 914-241-4593 and Rich Alexander at 914-218-8334.

Below is a picture of the 9-11 Memorial with a frame around the black granite slabs which will be revealed on September 11.

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Mount Kisco Poll: Voter Choice

Mount Kisco faces another local election with no voter choice. Voters will have to vote for the candidates nominated by the Mount Kisco Democratic committee or not vote at all. While many voters claim that they vote independent of political parties, many continue to vote straight down party lines. In the first poll on, tell us your opinion on voter choice in Mount Kisco.

Poll ends August 25. One vote per computer.

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Borders Chain and Store in Mount Kisco Under Liquidation

This last Sunday, the Borders store in Mount Kisco, along with the rest of the Borders chain, began selling its inventory. While Borders tried to remain in business, its creditors believed that Borders would be able to better pay its debts by liquidating its inventory of books, music and movies.

A steady stream of customers filled the store in Mount Kisco on Sunday. While the merchandise was discounted from 10% to 40%, the prices were still probably not much lower than, one of the larger reasons for the demise of Borders and other book stores. For those with Borders gift cards, this will be the last chance to redeem them.

Hopefully, another book store will replace Borders in Mount Kisco, which was rumored to be one of the stronger stores in the Borders chain. The replacement, however, will probably be smaller with less broad offerings. Borders opened in the late nineties in Mount Kisco. While many in Mount Kisco remember downtown without Borders, young teens have not known Mount Kisco without this retailer and find it sad that it is closing. Retail traffic will have to be driven by new stores, such as Frannies Goodie Shoppe, which is one of many other successful businesses downtown in Mount Kisco.

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Photo of the Week

This picture, titled “MOON OVER BYRAM LAKE“, is from Mount Kisco Daily Photo. The picture was taken on one of our recent hot summer days. I prefer this picture to the alternative.

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Sports Authority Donates Defibrillator to MKLL; Clinic on August 1

The Sports Authority has made a donation of 75 heart guards and a portable Automated External Defibrillator (“AED”) to the Mount Kisco Little League.

On August 1, the store is sponsoring an ‘in service’ clinic to review safety measures in case of an emergency on the field. The clinic will be held on Monday, August 1 at the White Plains store at 60 South Broadway at 7:00 pm. There will be 20% discount coupons and an iPad door prize to encourage people to attend.

The Mount Kisco Little League is hoping for a large turnout at the clinic to show its appreciation and encourage Sports Authority to expand the AED placement program to additional Little League programs. As many have learned recently, this program can be a life saver.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.


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Thursday Water Shutdown in Mount Kisco

According to the Village of Mount Kisco, there will be temporary disruption in water service to residents living west of the Saw Mill River Parkway on Thursday (July 21) while the Village completes upgrades to its water distribution system.

Shower early as there will be no water service to this area from approximately 9:00 am through noon. You should also check the water before using as there may be a temporary discoloration of the water when the water is initially restored.

For questions concerning this event please contact the Water Department at 864-0021.

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