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DeCicco's Opening in Somers Delayed

January 17, 2019

SOMERS, N.Y. - DeCicco and Sons announced Thursday, Jan. 17, that its new Somers location won't be open until "perhaps March."

The boutique grocery initially had promised a January opening, but Chris DeCicco, VP of DeCicco & Sons, said: "circumstances outside of our control" have quashed that goal.

"A new opening date is still uncertain, and although we ...

Illuminate Somers winners lit up the town

The following is from the Somers Lions:
The Somers Lions would like to thank all those who entered the Illuminate Somers Light Decorating Contest and all those in the community who braved the threat of rain to participate in the Parade of Lights. Somers certainly has holiday spirit. It is difficult to drive into any of our many communities and not see multiple homes that were meticulously ...

Milohnic recognized for decades of service

It’s because of people like Peter Milohnic that Somers is a little brighter—especially during the holidays.

The town simply could “not get by without its volunteers,” said Supervisor Rick Morrissey before the town formally recognized Milohnic’s numerous contributions at the Town Board’s first meeting of the new year.

A member of the local Lions Club, ...

‘Low-level’ marijuana offenses decriminalized

The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office said it will no longer prosecute what it deems to be “low-level” marijuana offenses.

Under this new policy, the possession of two ounces or less of marijuana will no longer result in a criminal conviction.

Two laws will be affected laws by this change, which took effect Jan. 14:
• Criminal Possession of Marijuana in ...

SHS Embedded Honors Increases Engagement

The following is from the Somers School District:

Savannah Baloy is reading aloud from a slip of white paper, stumbling over the quirky grammar: “I like to watch comedy show and sports TV. I am very happy to know about you. I want to you to come to my country in Tkibuli.” 

Baloy and her fellow grade nine Humanities classmates have just received their second letters from pen ...

Cub Scouts Learn About Town Government

Somers Cub Scout Pack 1 conducted its regular December meeting at the Elephant Hotel to meet with several Somer’s officials, including Councilman Thomas Garrity, Police Chief Michael Driscoll and Judge Michael McDermott.

“The night went a far way in motivating the next generation of civil servants and good citizens,” Cubmaster Steve Lobasco said. “Not only did the Cub ...

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Two mothers, two daughters…

While at a restaurant, I often find myself observing other diners: those who are clearly enjoying the whole experience, those who are quietly eating, folks who enjoy their companions and of course, much to my disappointment, those who are texting. This is a story—based on my observations—of two mothers and two very different daughters.

One long-ago winter day, Mom and I were ...

Year in review–2018 Part II

Already, really dumb things are happening in 2019, so I had better get through covering 2018. Here are the rest of the news items from last year that you swore you didn’t have anything to do with, and no one believed you.

ELON MUSK LAUNCHES TESLA INTO SPACE
When I first read this headline I assumed he launched his Tesla into a parking space, which seemed a bit of overkill, but Musk is ...

A Visit from Santa

It was a Saturday before Christmas and, after feeding Pyewacket and Stanley (my cats) at 6 a.m., I decided to go back to bed and sleep in.  I had nothing on my calendar and before I knew it, it was 11:30 a.m. and my doorbell was ringing.  Sleepy eyed, I opened the door to find Santa Claus, accompanied by three of his helpers, and my grandson Brian.  They were all members of the ...

Get on Board

The president of a house of worship in Connecticut told me that a congregant, well past retirement age, who said he had been a very successful marketing executive, stood up at its annual meeting to comment on the need for a better marketing plan to attract more members.

His remarks were not received well by the president. It had nothing to do with the merit of his ideas. “That’s ...

Clan of the Cave Cricket

I’m not an expert on insects, but one day as I was on my way down to the basement with a big basket of laundry, something jumped out from under the stairs that was definitely not one of our pets or my children. Being a calm, suburban mom who can take most things in stride, I naturally shrieked, stumbled, and hurled the basket of laundry down the stairs.

“Aaaahhhh!” I yelled ...