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Boys Soccer: Hudson Valley ID Camp Called Off

July 23, 2020

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Coach Tim Hourahan is well-known for pouring his heart and soul into the Lakeland High School boys soccer program and Section 1 soccer.

That’s why having the third annual Hudson Valley ID Camp at Lakeland, which gives players exposure to colleges, being called off cuts so deeply.

“I am absolutely gutted at how much our players have missed out on over the ...

Special Education School Merges with Yonkers Facility

July 29, 2020

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Westchester Exceptional Children’s School in North Salem has been acquired by and merged with the Westchester School for Special Children.

The merger was confirmed last week by Leonard Spano, WSSC’s executive director. The organization has two schools in Yonkers and currently serves 250 students from the New York City area.

According to a press release ...

Technical Problems Interrupt District’s Reorganization Meeting

SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Board of Education hit several distracting technical bumps in the road during a virtual organization meeting during which it swore in newly reelected trustees Dr. Lindsay Portnoy and MaryRose Joseph.

It also returned Portnoy to the president’s post and picked trustee Heidi Cambareri as vice president.

However, two of the seven board members—Ifay ...

JV Mall Welcomes the Community Back

July 30, 2020

The Jefferson Valley Mall has continued to be a true community partner through Covid. They are happy to welcome the community back in to go shopping.

Lions Welcome Second Female President

SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Lions Club has a new leader of the pack.

And she’s roarin’ to go.

Officially installed on July 1, Tracy Christen Reimann said she’s proud to be following in the footsteps of local pioneer Ellen Purcigliotti.

When the Lions formed in 1917, its membership was exclusively male, a common practice the time. As it grew, women, particularly Lions ...

Local Nonprofit Creates ‘Extraordinary’ Job Opportunities

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - Meaningful employment can provide a person with a sense of purpose and increase their confidence and self-esteem. For those with developmental disabilities, a job and a paycheck can improve their lives in even more profound ways.

The Mount Kisco-based nonprofit Extraordinary Ventures New York that began in 2015 offers work to young adults who live with autism and other ...

Somers Man Sentenced to Probation in Child Porn Case

July 23, 2020

SOMERS, N.Y. – A Somers man charged last year with having child pornography on his home computer has been sentenced to probation, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino announced Thursday, July 23.

Michael Gagliardi, 52, will also have to register as a sex offender under New York’s Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), Scarpino said.

Gagliardi was sentenced to ...

Local Nonprofit Creates ‘Extraordinary’ Job Opportunities

July 29, 2020

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - Meaningful employment can provide a person with a sense of purpose and increase their confidence and self-esteem. For those with developmental disabilities, a job and a paycheck can improve their lives in even more profound ways.

The Mount Kisco-based nonprofit Extraordinary Ventures New York that began in 2015 offers work to young adults who live with autism and other ...

Area Musicians Struggle to Find Work During the Pandemic

July 23, 2020

Unable to perform due to the coronavirus pandemic, local musicians are singing the blues these days.

Many musicians are feeling the sting of lost income when New York on Pause went into effect in mid-March. Tours and shows were canceled, and venues closed down. Now, with summer here at last and COVID-19 numbers flattening, concert opportunities may once again emerge. However, for theaters and ...

Families in Crisis: What They Should Know About Addiction

July 30, 2020

COVID-19 has hit the recovery community hard with many of those trying to be substance free relapsing because of isolation and lack of support. Unfortunately, we have lost many lives over the last 4 months due to overdoses. Like so many other families that have lost loved ones to this opioid epidemic, I divide my life into the before and after. The before was May 28, 2012, and the after was May ...

Julie Grace Burke Appointed to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Trustees 

The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Trustees named  Greenwich, Conn., resident and Westchester County native Julie Grace Burke to the Board of Trustees at its recent meeting. The board meeting was held virtually to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Grace Burke has close ties to the hospital. Her mother, Bonnie Grace, was a patient at Burke after experiencing a stroke in ...

Somers Man Sentenced to Probation in Child Porn Case

July 23, 2020

SOMERS, N.Y. – A Somers man charged last year with having child pornography on his home computer has been sentenced to probation, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino announced Thursday, July 23.

Michael Gagliardi, 52, will also have to register as a sex offender under New York’s Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), Scarpino said.

Gagliardi was sentenced to ...

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Virtual Presentation: Code Heroes at the Somers Library 

July 29, 2020

Virtual Presentation: Code Heroes at the Somers Library 
Wednesdays, 9/9, 16, 20, 30 & 10/7, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Learn to code and change the world with the Digital Arts Experience and the Somers Library. Learning to code is about much more than simply creating games. Code can be used to educate our peers and change the world. This program focuses on creating amazing experiences with code ...