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IBM campus to turn into boarding school?

September 20, 2018

The owners of the former 723-acre IBM campus in Somers are proposing a private boarding and day school for Grades 9-12, temporarily named “Somers Academy.”  More details to follow.

Task Force Details Safety Suggestions

The task force that toiled mightily this summer to find ways to improve school safety has presented the Somers Board of Education with the fruits of its labors.

And the good news is, the district is already doing a lot of things it and consultants have identified as “best practices.”

The better news is that the majority of things that can use a little tweaking can be undertaken ...

IBM campus to turn into boarding school?

September 20, 2018

The owners of the former 723-acre IBM campus in Somers are proposing a private boarding and day school for Grades 9-12, temporarily named “Somers Academy.”  More details to follow.

MTA to Pave Church Lot for Croton Falls Station Parking

Free parking along Routes 100, 202 and 116 in Somers for commuters using the Croton Falls train station in North Salem will soon be a thing of the past.

The MTA is buying 12 Croton Falls Road, the former site of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, to build 450 permit-only parking spots for the commuters.

When the parking lot is done, the Department of Transportation will ban ...

Help is Here for Domestic Violence Victims

In its second year, New Dawn Family Resource Center plans to expand its services for domestic abuse victims.

The center, in a discreet location in Lewisboro, brings together a consortium of services funded by North Salem, Somers, Pound Ridge, Bedford and Lewisboro and grants from the county and state. The consortium partners with the Westchester County Office for Women, which was awarded ...

Task Force Details Safety Suggestions

The task force that toiled mightily this summer to find ways to improve school safety has presented the Somers Board of Education with the fruits of its labors.

And the good news is, the district is already doing a lot of things it and consultants have identified as “best practices.”

The better news is that the majority of things that can use a little tweaking can be undertaken ...

Proposed Sign Law Prompts Pushback

SOMERS, N.Y. - An ad hoc cohort of business folk and property owners, perplexed about proposed amendments to Somers’ sign ordinance, has tasked itself with coming up with a compromise that will make both them and the town happy.

The Town Board held a public hearing at its Sept. 6 meeting on temporary signs in the business/historic district.
As the zoning laws now stand, temporary signs ...

IBM campus to turn into boarding school?

September 20, 2018

The owners of the former 723-acre IBM campus in Somers are proposing a private boarding and day school for Grades 9-12, temporarily named “Somers Academy.”  More details to follow.

40th Senate District: Harckham Apparent Winner in Democratic Primary

September 14, 2018

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Peter Harckham (D-South Salem) will challenge incumbent state Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) in November's general election after defeating Robert Kesten (D-South Salem) in yesterday's Democratic Party primary, according to unofficial election results.

More than 21,000 votes were cast in the 40th State Senate District primary, with Harckham, a former ...

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What have they done to my city?

Dear readers: Appearing on September 13, 2012, this column was my very first for The Somers Record. Because it captures the horror and deep personal feelings of this never-to-be-forgotten event, I have rerun it each year since in memory of our fallen heroes, family and friends who perished that day and who are still sacrificing their lives years later from 9/11 related illnesses.

Cookies and hooky

There’s a chill in the air, a tart briskness that seems like you could shatter it with a hammer. Most people would reach for a pullover, but that chill causes me to break into a sweat. Even after all these years, the first time I feel Jack Frost nipping at my nose, an abject panic sets in and I start trying to think up excuses for why I didn’t do homework that was due 44 years ago.

How it was and how it is

It seems to me that we have gone from the warmth of the 20th century to the cold of the 21st.

I’m not talking about wars or politics, but books and telephones and newspapers and board games as opposed to texting and emailing and electronic games and the anonymity of the computer itself.  

People today speak quickly as if they want to get over it fast; they text in acronyms, ...

I Never Met a Musical Like Meta-Musical ‘Urinetown’

On the face of it, the conceit behind award-winning stage musical “Urinetown” seems absurd: Citizens are required to pay for the privilege of relieving themselves at public urinals.

To baby boomers, charging people to use public restrooms is neither absurd nor unthinkable. True, there were no coin-operated urinals when we were young, but there were stalls that required a dime to be ...

Do or Diet

Most people I know gain weight over the winter. Just like polar bears, they eat for warmth and hide their weight under a layer of fur or, in this case, velour tracksuits. But I’m different (so what else is new?). I tend to gain all my weight during the summer when we travel, and go to lots of barbecues and picnics, and drink ginormous, high-calorie slushy drinks to cool off.

By the time ...

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