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Pepe Power: Senior Leads Somers Past Harrison

May 25, 2018

SOMERS, N.Y.— The seconds were ticking away on Somers’ season but Cameron Pepe and the Tuskers were determined to not let it end.

Pepe scored the game-tying goal and the game winner in overtime to propel sixth-seeded Somers to a thrilling 10-9 comeback win over No. 3 Harrison in the Section 1 Class B boys lacrosse quarterfinals on Monday, May 21.

Somers actually had a 6-3 lead ...

Defense Dooms Somers in Sectional Loss

SOMERS, N.Y.— You’re not going to win too many baseball games when your defense makes four errors, especially in big spots.

That was the case for sixth-seeded Somers in an 8-3 loss to No. 11 Nanuet in the opening round of the Section 1 Class A playoffs on Monday, May 21.

Trailing just 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Nanuet loaded the bases against Somers starter Logan ...

Supportive Senior Goalie Changes the Tone of the Game

Somers senior Victoria Coviello is the starting goalie on the girls lacrosse team.

How old were you when you started playing lacrosse and how did you get started?

I was in fourth grade. I started because my older cousins always played and talked about it so I decided to give it a try.

 As a senior on the team, how much do you value being a leader?

Being a senior on the team, ...

Police: No Threat Against Somers High School

May 14, 2018

SOMERS, N.Y. - The school district and local police say they are not aware of any shooting threat made against Somers High School despite TV news reports claiming differently. 

According to police, Luke Visser, 16, of Chappaqua was arrested Saturday, May 12, and charged with making a terroristic threat, a class D felony, and with aggravated harassment in the second degree, a ...

Teens Compete in Foreign-Language Poetry Contest

May 23, 2018

SOMERS, N.Y. - World language students brought the beauty and romance of poetry to a school board meeting recently.

Audience members and trustees alike were treated to renditions of the poems students were to present on Thursday, May 17, at the 35th annual World Language Poetry Recitation Contest at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J.

This was the ninth year Somers students ...

Math-a-thon

SOMERS, N.Y. - On Wednesday, April 25, the Somers High School Math Honor Society hosted the St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon at Somers Intermediate School. St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon is a math-enrichment fundraiser with a real-world purpose. It helps students practice math skills while providing the opportunity to help kids just like them.

At the Math-A-Thon, 40 SIS students completed a booklet ...

Somers Budget Passes; D'Anna, Cambareri Elected

SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers School District voters overwhelmingly passed the 2018-19 budget Tuesday allowing for the hiring of two additional School Resource Officers (SROs). 

Voters also welcomed newcomer Heidi Cambareri to the Somers Board of Education for one of two open seats.

Incumbent Michael D'Anna was the top vote-getter with 518 votes. He returns to the board, joining ...

Opening Day at Lake Lincolndale

May 24, 2018

SOMERS, N.Y. - Lake Lincolndale is hosting its annual Opening Day celebration on Saturday, May 26.

This event is from noon to 7 p.m. with a bonfire at 8 p.m. It’s free and open to the public with a barbecue, music and games.

Lake Lincolndale recently celebrated its 80th birthday and is a cornerstone in shaping the town of Somers, along with Lake Shenorock and Lake Purdys.

What was ...

Teens Compete in Foreign-Language Poetry Contest

SOMERS, N.Y. - World language students brought the beauty and romance of poetry to a school board meeting recently.

Audience members and trustees alike were treated to renditions of the poems students were to present on Thursday, May 17, at the 35th annual World Language Poetry Recitation Contest at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J.

This was the ninth year Somers students ...

Relay For Life Canceled in Somers

SOMERS, N.Y. - Relay For Life in Somers is canceled this year.

“We didn’t have the strength we needed to hold the event,” said Patrice Lestrange Mack, director of communications for the American Cancer Society, which organizes Relay For Life.

Throughout the country in May and June communities ramp up for their events, but Mack said the leadership made a decision to ...

Math-a-thon

SOMERS, N.Y. - On Wednesday, April 25, the Somers High School Math Honor Society hosted the St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon at Somers Intermediate School. St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon is a math-enrichment fundraiser with a real-world purpose. It helps students practice math skills while providing the opportunity to help kids just like them.

At the Math-A-Thon, 40 SIS students completed a booklet ...

Somers Pushes for Better Air Quality

SOMERS, N.Y. - Enbridge’s massive pipeline expansion project may be stalled in Somers, but residents and officials in the town say they still have plenty to worry about—health- and safety-wise—as far as its current natural gas facilities are concerned.

At its meeting Thursday, May 10, the Town Board followed the lead of its counterpart in North Salem and passed a ...

Somers teen wins Greenlight Award

Rachel Joseph, a junior at Somers High School, took the grand prize for her project to encourage water conservation by installing rain barrels in the Primrose Elementary School garden and raise awareness about water conservation. 

Joseph and others had their projects on display at the Greenlight Award Finals at the Bedford Playhouse on May 1.

The Greenlight Award program challenges ...

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Birthdays are Awesome Gifts

I celebrated my birthday last week, surrounded by the love of family: What a joyful occasion. I’ve thought about past celebrations and how tremendous it was to be remembered and loved. One such birthday was a real hoot.

As you know, my mother’s birthday also was in May. Years ago, we were having family over to celebrate her day; because of busy calendars, the party was scheduled ...

A Royal Foil

Because of my deadline, I’m writing this before the fact, but I never received my invitation to the royal nuptials last Saturday. Not even ONE invitation. Nothing. I was camped out at the mailbox all week, and even had a tip for the mailman, and also one from Christmas, which must have gotten lost in the mail. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t announce the guest list, but ...

Layers

Once upon a time, before computers and texting and email and Facebook, we had telephones with dials. They spun around and connected us with the live voice of whomever we were calling. That’s what telephones were used for: talking to other people. They had an ear piece and a mouth piece and we made what was known as “conversation.”

Today we have layers. If we use phones ...

She had file envy

Who says paperwork is not sexy?! This week, I was so impressed (and even charmed) by the paperwork and systems of two different women. I was even a little envious. In the first case, my client Lois in Ardsley decided that it was time to get her paperwork in order. After six years of shifting paperwork, a dysfunctional home office, an international move and the purchase of a new home, she had HAD ...

BOCES… What’s in a Name?

Do you ever wonder what BOCES stands for? We associate the name with a center of learning that supplements the general curriculum of local high schools by teaching students specialized trades. Beyond that, does everyone in the non-BOCES population, those who have no direct connection to the programs, fully appreciate the priceless value it brings to our communities’ young adults and their ...

Dog Allergies, Part Deux

“I have some good news and I have some bad news,” I told my husband.

“Give me the good news first.”

“OK. The vet doesn’t think the dog’s ear infections are from a food allergy after all, so we don’t have to keep feeding him that hypo-allergenic food,” I said.

“Hallelujah,” shouted my husband. He was understandably ...