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Somers Varsity Roundup (10/13-10/19)

October 21, 2020

Field Hockey (1-1-1)

Somers 5, Walter Panas 0
Tuesday, Oct. 13

Seniors Bella Del Vecchio and Ryan Mellor netted two goals apiece to propel Somers to a 5-0 season-opening win over visiting Walter Panas on the Tuskers’ senior day.

Mellor started the scoring with less than 20 seconds remaining in the first quarter on a deflection off a pass from Maddy Combs. Del Vecchio pushed the ...

Cross Country: Tuskers Race Past Huskers to Open Season

SOMERS, N.Y. – It didn’t have that big race feel like the Big Red Invitational or a Section 1 championship meet when Somers and visiting Yorktown got together for a dual meet to open the cross-country season on Oct. 14.

But just being able to compete again meant the world to the Tuskers. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there was plenty of uncertainty on the prospects of a ...

Athlete Spotlight: Dahlia Pepe, Somers Girls Soccer

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers senior Dahlia Pepe will continue her soccer career next year at Franklin and Marshall. She plays the sport year-round, in the fall with Somers High School and the rest of the year with her club team, Connecticut FC ECNL. At Somers, she has earned All-League honorable mention honors (freshman) and has been named All-League (sophomore and junior).

How are you gotten ...

District Discusses Its Anti-Racism Statement

October 21, 2020

SOMERS, N.Y. - In the spring, as protests against racial injustice ramped up across the nation and world in the wake of the George Floyd killing, several Somers High School graduates organized and held a “Solidarity Rally for Black Lives” at Reis Park.

Just prior to the peaceful June 4 event, schools Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch penned a letter to parents. Citing the ...

Vote on Sewer District Draws Near

SOMERS, N.Y. - Whether the Somers residents in two lake communities where a $62 million sewer project has been proposed are for or against it, they should be able to stick to the facts without resorting to personal attacks, town officials say.

“Getting public input’s what this town’s about,” Supervisor Rick Morrissey said Thursday, Oct. 8, urging Lake Shenorock and Lake ...

NY State Senate District 40: Harckham Faces Challenge from Astorino

October 22, 2020

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Peter Harckham, who flipped the 40th State Senate District blue two years ago, is being challenged in his bid for re-election by Republican Rob Astorino, a former Westchester County executive and one-time candidate for governor of New York.

Harckham, 60, was elected to four two-year terms on the Westchester County Board of Legislators (2008-15) and spent four years ...

The market has exceeded our expectations!

October 16, 2020

The market has exceeded our expectations!
Buyer demand is high and inventory is low!
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

The value of real estate is changing and as your trusted, local real estate company Café Realty is offering a simple complementary valuation to determine the NEW value of your home.

It is a valuation based on location and condition of your home as well as the ...

The market has exceeded our expectations!

October 16, 2020

The market has exceeded our expectations!
Buyer demand is high and inventory is low!
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

The value of real estate is changing and as your trusted, local real estate company Café Realty is offering a simple complementary valuation to determine the NEW value of your home.

It is a valuation based on location and condition of your home as well as the ...

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The Netflix Cult of Culture

Hey, boss, do you encourage employees to openly voice their opinions, even when they disagree with a company policy or with a decision you’ve made?

Do you pay salaries above market rate because you know it costs more to lose a top performer and re-train a new person than it costs to pay a top performer enough to keep them?

If you said “No” to either of the above, ...

The Pandemic/Election Impact on Estate Tax Exemptions

It is undeniable that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant and detrimental impact on the fiscal well- being of our local, state and federal government. Trillions of dollars in stimulus packages and huge budget deficits at all levels of government do not bode well for the future of the New York and Federal estate tax exemptions, which are respectively, $5.85 million dollars and $11.58 ...