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Athlete Spotlight: Douglas Shirakura, Somers Golf

March 26, 2020

SOMERS, N.Y. – Douglas Shirakura is a member of the Somers High School golf team. He has played golf competitively since seventh grade, but learned the sport when he was 6 years old. He earned the Coaches Award in 2017, his freshman year, and earned All-League for his sophomore and junior seasons. Outside of high school, Shirakura has competed in Junior and Amputee golf tournaments across ...

Athletes at Home: How Can Student-Athletes Continue to Train?

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Athletes at Home: What Shows Are You Binging?
Athletes at Home: How Confident Are You About Playing This Season?
Athletes at Home: What Is Your Favorite Sports Book?

Juliette Intrieri (North Salem Track)

I’ve been switching between running on the track and dirt roads to keep my training fun!

Kyle Singer (North Salem Baseball)

With schools and gyms closed, ...

Athletes at Home: What Is Your Favorite Sports Book?

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Athletes at Home: What Shows Are You Binging?
Athletes at Home: How Confident Are You About Playing This Season?

Kyle Singer (North Salem Baseball)

My favorite sports book is “Eight Men Out.” It is the story of the eight men banned from baseball for throwing the 1919 World Series. 

Chris Regan (North Salem Golf Coach)

My favorite basketball sports ...

School Elections Postponed, Districts Cancel Spring Break

March 31, 2020

The Somers and Lakeland Central School Districts have announced students will be working through Spring Break because of an executive order from Governor Cuomo threatening school's state aid.

In a letter to parents, Somers Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch said Cuomo announced that districts "must use all available vacation and snow days as distance learning days, including our spring ...

Proposed School Budget Stays Below Tax Levy Cap

Editor's note: The headline on this story that ran in the March 19th edition of the Somers Record was incorrect. The proposed school budget for next year remains under the tax levy cap for the ninth year in a row. This year's tax levy is inside the allowable tax limit set by state calculations. It does not require a supermajority because the levy falls below the tax cap as ...

Animal Embassy Available for Distance Learning Programs

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Animal Embassy, the exotic animal rescue and environmental education company based in North Salem, is continuing to teach students about wildlife even with no classroom to visit. 

Chris Evers, human in charge, is using Google hangout to share the nearly 100 animals he cares for on a daily basis with students around the country.

Schools and other ...

School Elections Postponed, Districts Cancel Spring Break

March 31, 2020

The Somers and Lakeland Central School Districts have announced students will be working through Spring Break because of an executive order from Governor Cuomo threatening school's state aid.

In a letter to parents, Somers Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch said Cuomo announced that districts "must use all available vacation and snow days as distance learning days, including our spring ...

March 30 Coronavirus Totals: A Town-by-Town Breakdown of COVID-19 Cases

Westchester County Executive George Latimer released an updated list of cases for each town in Westchester County. Of note, the county gets its information from the Department of Health, which is up to three days behind in providing test results.

Ardsley 19

Bedford 28

Briarcliff Manor 14

Bronxville 20

Buchanan 4

Cortlandt 85

Croton-on-Hudson 16

Dobbs Ferry ...

Barnwood Grill Offers Free Meals for Healthcare Workers

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.  - Barnwood Grill has offered to provide free meals for healthcare workers in the Somers/Yorktown Area.

The restaurant posted this on their Facebook page Friday, March 27:

During these difficult times, we at Barnwood Grill would like to offer our support for the heroic healthcare workers that are constantly risking their lives for us. If you are a healthcare ...

Cuomo: Schools Closed Until April 15

School openings have been pushed back from March 31 to April 15, at the earliest, according to a new announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

He announced the decision during a live press briefing on Friday, March 27.

Cuomo said districts will continue to provide childcare, meals and online programming.

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This Newspaper Is A Small Business Too & We Need Your Support

Dear Beloved Community, 
Just like that, this newspaper’s business model changed overnight. We bet your world did, as well.  

In order to continue delivering the news and information you’ve come to expect from us, we need help from our readers. 

As a free newspaper, nearly 100 percent of our revenue until now has come from small businesses advertising with ...

A Message From St. Luke’s Episcopal Church: Silence as Teacher

I write this as a relatively new member of the Somers community. I have lived here for only about eighteen months, having arrived in September of 2018 as the new Priest in Charge (as we call it in my church) at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the columned white colonial-styled building right next to Bailey Park. Over the first sixteen months of my tenure, I came to know and love our ...

D. Verhave is Open for Dental Appointments

March 29, 2020

Michelle A. Verhave is a dentist with 35 years experience who practices in Westchester County. We keep strict sterilization and precautions in effect (as we all have young children and elderly grandparents we live with too).

In an effort to service our area, we will remain open on a limited basis on:

Mondays

Thursdays

Saturdays

and as always,  24/7 for ...

Schneider Financial Group Provides COVID 19 Legislation and Resources

Our Senate has passed a 2 trillion dollar stimulus bill.  Here are some key points of the bill that will impact us most:

Direct payments sent out to individuals (expected by April 6)

$1,200 per individual, $500 per children
Phase out for individuals making between $75,000 and $99,000 and families with incomes from $150,000 to $198,000

Find out what your stimulus check ...

Dr. Ben Offering Virtual Exams

While New York is On-Pause, we understand that teeth don’t always get the memo! 😢 🦷
That is why Valley Pediatric Dentistry is offering Virtual Exams with Dr. Ben. 🧑🏼‍💻 Dental emergencies, tooth pain & discomfort shouldn’t wait to be seen. Dental pain is not fun for little ones (even us grown-ups!) and it’s important to address it.
🗓 You ...

This Newspaper Is A Small Business Too & We Need Your Support

March 26, 2020

Dear Beloved Community, 
Just like that, this newspaper’s business model changed overnight. We bet your world did, as well.  

In order to continue delivering the news and information you’ve come to expect from us, we need help from our readers. 

As a free newspaper, nearly 100 percent of our revenue until now has come from small businesses advertising with ...

Latest Financial Information To Help The Community Recover

To Our Valued Community,

Right now we are going through some crazy times.  Our volume of information on the COVID-19 virus is overwhelming, to say the least.  Bigger than the volume of communication we are receiving is the impact COVID-19 is having on all our lives.

We started with schools being closed, and then it was shopping malls and hair salons. Now all non-essential ...

We Are Here For The Community During This Uncertain Time

Dear Beloved Community,
I want to avoid the pitfalls that may come with writing a letter to the community about COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. 

I don’t want to contribute to a panic, nor do I want to downplay the seriousness of this either. 

I aim to speak from the heart and to be candid with you. I write this as a fellow member of the community, as a ...

Dr. Del Vecchio Outlines Safety Procedures in Dental Clinic

March 25, 2020

The American Dental Association mandates dentists to offer only emergency care to their patients amid the coronavirus pandemic. Infection control is the catch phrase. So let me share what I am doing, and have been doing for years to assure public safety.

In response to the outbreak, Infection control procedures are actions taken in health care settings to prevent the spread of disease. The CDC ...

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Mamma Rosa Ristorante is offering take out and delivery

March 19, 2020

To our loving and kind community and loyal patrons,

We hope this email finds you well during these trying times we are faced with. Our thoughts are with all those that have been affected by the COVID-19 virus. As part of our commitment to your health and well-being, we have always ensured that our food is prepared in sanitary conditions. At this time we are being even more cautious for ...