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Experienced Somers Team Eyes Title Run

March 22, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.— The vast majority of Somers’ roster is returning players and the team’s last-second, one-goal loss to Rye in last season’s Class B quarterfinal is still fresh in senior Andrew Lowman’s mind.

“Most of us watch that tape over and over again,” Lowman said. “It’s definitely motivation and we have a lot of great potential ...

The Final Faceoff

QUEENS, N.Y.— It seemed like yesterday that brothers Alex and Justin Corpolongo were suiting up for the unique experience of playing a Division 1 college lacrosse game against each other.

The intriguing series ended on Sunday, Feb. 19, as the senior Alex of Stony Brook University won the tie-breaking round three against his younger brother Justin of St. John’s ...

Somers Runs Out of Gas in State Semifinals

TROY, N.Y.— After the tears stopped flowing, following a 53-41 loss to Section 5’s Pittsford Mendon in the Class A state semifinals, Somers’ varsity girls basketball team was able to reflect on what was a history-making season.

The Tuskers earned their first-ever trip to the Westchester County Center, claimed a section title and won a regional crown.

“It was ...

Somers' ATV Code Likely to Remain Unchanged

March 15, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y. – Whether they love ATVs or loathe them, most everyone agrees they’re noisy critters. So in Somers last week, it was no surprise that those all-terrain vehicles generated sustained, often passionate sounds in a packed meeting room of the Elephant Hotel.

For more than an hour, elected town officials heard a range of views on both the ATV, or “quad,” as fans ...

Somers Science Students Win Big; Move onto International Competitions

March 22, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y. – Students from the Somers Science Research Department have had an impressive month, with several students advancing to international competitions taking place in California and Texas. Some punched their tickets with impressive showings at regional competitions, while others were admitted through their research papers.

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At the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair ...

History Comes Alive at Somers Intermediate School for Colonial Day

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers Intermediate School held its annual Colonial Day on Friday, March 3. In an effort to teach students what life was like in the 1600s, the kids played Colonial-era games, baked Johnnycakes, made candles and more. Students dressed in period costumes in order to make Colonial Day authentic.

Somers Leos Visit United Nations for Lions Day

NEW YORK – The Somers Leos, the youth branch of the Somers Lions Club, was invited to participate in the 39th annual Lions Day held last week at the United Nations.

During the event, the Leos played field hockey with Special Olympians as part of a Unified Sports experience. The Somers Leos were the only Leos club asked to participate in the event. Club members also had the opportunity to ...

The Golden Girl: Halston Media’s Corinne Stanton Wins Trailblazer Award

March 22, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Corinne Stanton was born to sell. And she knew it at an early age.

“I got the advertising bug when I was in 11th grade and became editor of the yearbook [at Somers High School],” she recalled. “I went around selling ads for the yearbook. I got such satisfaction from seeing those ads in the yearbook.”

Stanton, who graduated from Somers High in 1989, is ...

Somers Author Balances Transatlantic Life While Publishing First Novel

SWEDEN – After living in the United States for 28 years, Lars Bolin, international banker-turned-consultant/life coach, has returned to his native country of Sweden where he will publish his first suspense novel, “A Mindful Death.”

He put writing on the back burner to pursue his career in banking after he graduated high school, despite the positive feedback he received from ...

Somers Cub Scouts Hold Annual Pinewood Derby

AMAWALK, N.Y. – A chant of “Start the race! Start the race!” filled the Amawalk Firehouse earlier this month as dozens of young car designers anxiously awaited the beginning of Cub Scout Pack 1’s annual Pinewood Derby.

Because of the overwhelming number of entries, a registration line formed out the firehouse door. While the pack leaders were impressed by the record ...

Somers Leos Visit United Nations for Lions Day

NEW YORK – The Somers Leos, the youth branch of the Somers Lions Club, was invited to participate in the 39th annual Lions Day held last week at the United Nations.

During the event, the Leos played field hockey with Special Olympians as part of a Unified Sports experience. The Somers Leos were the only Leos club asked to participate in the event. Club members also had the opportunity to ...

Somers Baseball Player-Turned-Musician Looks to Make It Big

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers resident Daniel Zlotnick spent several years in the Southwest pursuing a professional baseball career, but now, the 23-year-old is trading in his glove for a guitar as he tries to make it big in the world of music.

After leading the Somers High School varsity baseball team to three consecutive section titles, culminating in a no-hitter in the 2009 championship game ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 19, 2017

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Somers High School Actors to Perform ‘Les Misérables’

SOMERS, N.Y. – A classic tale of redemption is coming to the Somers High School stage for three performances next weekend.

The young thespians at Somers High School will perform “Les Miserables” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Tickets, which are $13 for adults and $10 for students/faculty/seniors, can be purchased ...

The Golden Girl: Halston Media’s Corinne Stanton Wins Trailblazer Award

March 22, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Corinne Stanton was born to sell. And she knew it at an early age.

“I got the advertising bug when I was in 11th grade and became editor of the yearbook [at Somers High School],” she recalled. “I went around selling ads for the yearbook. I got such satisfaction from seeing those ads in the yearbook.”

Stanton, who graduated from Somers High in 1989, is ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Dick’s Sporting Goods Donates Equipment to Somers Youth Baseball

March 20, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y. – Dick’s Sporting Goods in Yorktown has donated more than $2,000 in sports equipment to the Somers Youth Sports Organization baseball program.

The sporting goods store donated the brand new equipment, including catcher’s masks, hitting tees and netting, months after SYSO Baseball board member Michael Aquilino applied through Dick’s’ ...

Somers Women’s Club Has Successful Blood Drive

SOMERS, N.Y. – Eighty-four residents braved below freezing temperatures March 4 to come out to the annual blood drive hosted by  Somers Women’s Club at Somers Intermediate School.

The Women’s Club and donor specialists from New York Blood Center were set up at the school from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Club officials said these were the highest results since 2009.

Joe ...

Don’t Let a False Positive Prevent Your Annual Mammogram

March 22, 2017

A false positive screening mammogram is defined as a mammogram that results in calling back a patient for additional imaging. For every 1,000 women who have a screening mammogram, 100 are called back for additional images. Of those, 20 are recommended to have a biopsy and five are diagnosed with breast cancer. Reassuring a patient that the overwhelming majority of mammograms, and even biopsies, ...

Why Many New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Close your eyes and think back…

Think back to Jan. 1.

You made up your mind; things were going to be different this year.

“I’m finally getting my act together,” you said. “I’m making time for myself. I’m going to eat better and I’m going back to the gym.”

You start off like a house on fire!

And then…

You fade away ...

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My Heart and I Are Movin’ Along!

After enjoying freedom for a couple of weeks—no doctors’ appointments and tests—it was time to meet with the pulmonary hypertension specialist.

We spent close to an hour going over results of the bubble echocardiogram and extensive blood work that had been done a month ago. The echo showed no holes in my heart—thank you, Lord—and the blood screen was normal.

Life in the Arctic

A couple of weeks ago, spring was in the air. It was growing from the ground, it was singing from the pond next door. The crocuses were blooming and the frogs were squawking their furious mating calls.

A week later, the crocuses had croaked and the croakers, probably the same. Their betrothed, who were ribbited a week earlier, were now croaking, “Dude, what the hell?” The arrival ...

How Important Are SAT/ACT Exams?

Dear Dr. Linda,

My wife is having our son take the SAT and the ACT over and over again. Each time it costs money and even more money for the tutor. I’m an attorney and never took this many exams in my life. Our son is miserable, my wife is determined and I’m angry. I guess you have a clear picture of our home environment at this time. It’s not pretty. Any ...

Festival Celebrates Women Playwrights

Glass Ceiling: “A metaphor used to represent an invisible barrier that keeps a given demographic (typically applied to women) from rising beyond a certain level.”

In what is believed to be a first for Westchester theater, a one-act festival will celebrate women playwrights.

“Glass Ceiling Breakers,” the umbrella title for the all-female festival, offers a pungent mix ...

Attention All Catalog Shoppers

Back in my early days of suburbia, I received one or two catalogs in the mail, and that was about it. However, catalogs, I soon learned, are like rabbits, and tend to multiply if left unattended. At first I looked forward to the occasional Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma catalogs. Not that I was buying, because we were young and house poor. But like a man with a girly magazine, I liked to look ...