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New DEI Leader To Help Somers School District Meet ‘Equity’ Goals

September 28, 2022

SOMERS, N.Y. -- The Somers Board of Education last week formally welcomed the person charged with helping the school district continue to meet its “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) goals.

As the district’s brand-new DEI leader, Susan Gonzowitz’s job is to facilitate the Somers Central School District’s Educational Equity Advisory Team’s (SEEAT) ...

Yorktown Mourns the Loss of Jake Arcara

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A motor vehicle accident took the life of an employee of the Yorktown Highway Department on Wednesday, Sept. 14. 

Jake Arcara, a 28-year-old Machine Equipment Operator, was working on a drainage project on London Road when he was struck by a motor vehicle. He was transported to Hudson Valley Hospital where he passed away.

There were three other employees at the ...

Bedford's Tri-Festa Set For This Saturday

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Come join the fun at Bedford "Tri-Festa" from 3:30 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 24, at Bedford Hills Memorial Park. 

There will be a variety of food trucks, a beer and wine garden, musical entertainment, a magic show, community organizations and a special family area with inflatables, rock wall, airbrush tattoos and a ninja course. 

Due to parking ...

Water Scarcity Project Gets Somers Students Thinking Globally

September 29, 2022

SOMERS, N.Y. -- Nutritional experts recommend drinking eight glasses of water a day, but seventh-graders studying water scarcity at Somers Middle School know that is not feasible for millions of people around the world.

“After watching the video about water scarcity, I realized it’s not just a problem for Third World countries,” said Niamh O’Connor. “This is ...

New DEI Leader To Help Somers School District Meet ‘Equity’ Goals

SOMERS, N.Y. -- The Somers Board of Education last week formally welcomed the person charged with helping the school district continue to meet its “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) goals.

As the district’s brand-new DEI leader, Susan Gonzowitz’s job is to facilitate the Somers Central School District’s Educational Equity Advisory Team’s (SEEAT) ...

Water Scarcity Project Gets Students Looking at Global Need

SOMERS, N.Y. - Nutritional experts recommend drinking eight glasses of water a day, but seventh graders studying water scarcity at Somers Middle School know that is not feasible for millions of people around the world.

“After watching the video about water scarcity, I realized it’s not just a problem for Third World countries,” said Niamh O’Connor. “This is ...

Somers Downs Maryland Powerhouse 35-27

September 29, 2022

SOMERS, N.Y. - In an unusual week-three matchup last Friday, the Somers Tuskers faced off against St. Frances Academy, a school that Coach Anthony DeMatteo sought out to challenge his team early in the season.  

Although technically their B team, the Panthers, who traveled from Baltimore, possess a plethora of college-level talent, with many of their starters working towards a spot ...

Somers Soccer Back on Track Against Lakeland

SOMERS, N.Y. - Suffering losses to Tappan Zee and Eastchester the previous week, Somers Boys Soccer came out on a mission; first with a 6-0 Senior Game win on September 20, and then a 3-0 home victory against a talented Lakeland squad last Thursday in the inaugural Hudson Valley Cup. 

The game began with the Hornets looking to have the upper hand, getting good looks on goal, only for ...

Fall Sports Captains’ Club Gets Team Building Advice from West Point Leader

SOMERS, N.Y. - Major Bob Ryan of the West Point Military Academy visited the Somers High School fall sports captains for a leadership and team building session this week.

Ryan, who teaches a Student Success Program at the Center for Enhanced Performance at West Point, led the SHS student-athletes in group discussions focused on team chemistry, team culture, and preemptive problem-solving.

Police Chase on 684 Leads to Weapons, Felony Charges

September 20, 2022

SOUTHEAST, N.Y. – The pursuit of a stolen vehicle ended in the town of Southeast this weekend with the capture of three Connecticut men and the confiscation of an illegal weapon, police said.

State troopers from the Somers and Brewster barracks tried to pull over the driver of a 2016 Acura TL on I-684 in Bedford around 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. (North Salem police thought the ...

An Interview with the Forward Party's Erik Carter

September 18, 2022

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - There is a new political party in New York called the Forward Party that is trying to get a foothold in Westchester County. The party was formed to focus on reforming the political system and to reduce partisan polarization. The original Forward Party was established by Andrew Yang, who grew up in Somers. Below is my interview with Erik Carter, a leader of the ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

September 22, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Photos - Celebrate Somers

SOMERS, N.Y. - On Sunday, Sept. 18, the community came out to Celebrate Somers, showing their pride in all of the things that make our town great! The afternoon featured family activities, music, food, and a chance for attendants to meet with local businesses and town organizations. 

Community Bids Farewell to Real Estate Icon Judy Johnson

SOMERS, N.Y. - Everyone who knew Judy Johnson refers to her as an icon in the real estate community.

Johnson was a hard-working, dedicated, real estate broker who was passionate about Heritage Hills in Somers. A professional businesswoman, she was often introduced as “The Judy Johnson.” Why? Because she never stopped. Everyone who knew her said, "Judy - OMG she is ...

Bedford's Tri-Festa Set For This Saturday

September 22, 2022

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Come join the fun at Bedford "Tri-Festa" from 3:30 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 24, at Bedford Hills Memorial Park. 

There will be a variety of food trucks, a beer and wine garden, musical entertainment, a magic show, community organizations and a special family area with inflatables, rock wall, airbrush tattoos and a ninja course. 

Due to parking ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

September 22, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Bedford's Tri-Festa Set For This Saturday

September 22, 2022

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Come join the fun at Bedford "Tri-Festa" from 3:30 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 24, at Bedford Hills Memorial Park. 

There will be a variety of food trucks, a beer and wine garden, musical entertainment, a magic show, community organizations and a special family area with inflatables, rock wall, airbrush tattoos and a ninja course. 

Due to parking ...

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Everything Must Go

September 23, 2022

Who doesn’t love a good tag sale? You get to meet interesting people, visit new places, and peruse a unique selection of goods in search of bargains you didn’t even know you needed. Whenever I attend one, I always imagine myself immediately finding the one obscure item that I happen to be looking for at the moment. My wife and I continued this belief in our nearly two-year hunt for a ...

Commercial interest

Sometimes I feel that Madison Avenue and myself are not on the same planet. I'm not criticizing the entire avenue, there are certain street corners that are entirely blameless. I'm talking about the Madison Avenue that used to be known as the advertising industry, which is probably not even Madison Avenue anymore anyway, but somebody's living room with a guy in shorts and a T-shirt.

Theater preview: 'That's (Not) All She Wrote'

(As part of this column’s interest in acknowledging the work of those among us who write, direct, produce, act in, and work behind the scenes of local theater, I’m handing this week’s space over to Westchester Collaborative Theater in Ossining so they can tell you about their special production that will take the stage for one weekend only – Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, ...

Cooking class to help reduce risk of gynecological cancers at Northern Westchester Hospital’s Center for Healthy Living

September 28, 2022

MOUNT KISCO, NY – Northern Westchester Hospital’s (NWH) Center for Healthy Living will feature a women’s health online cooking class focused on reducing your risk of cancer, specifically gynecologic cancers like cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancers. Gizelka David-West, MD, a gynecologic oncologist for the Cancer Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital, will ...

Merely Creating an LLC Doesn’t Automatically Give you Personal Protection

The objective in creating a Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) under Article 2 of New York’s Limited Liability Company Law (“NYLLCL”) is to protect the member(s) of an LLC from the contractual obligations and liabilities incurred by the LLC.

This limited liability protects the members from being personally liable for these liabilities. The members would only be ...