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Somers Falls in Section Championship Game

June 17, 2021

SOMERS, N.Y. - With a two-goal halftime lead, Somers was feeling confident heading into the final 25 minutes against rival John Jay-Cross River in the Section 1 Class B championship game. 

But everything turned in the second-seeded Wolves’ favor in the second half as they pulled away for a 14-9 win over the top-seeded and host Tuskers on June 12.

John Jay started the second ...

Somers Boys Track Takes Second at Sectionals

Track and Field

Class A sectionals
Saturday, June 12

Somers boys’ track and field team finished second at the Class A sectionals, scoring 80 team points while host Suffern took first with 121 points.

“This group of boys left it all on the track and the fields on Saturday,” Somers boys coach Mike Lacko said. “I’m still at a loss for words with this group of ...

Kennedy Lacrosse Teams Capture City Championships

SOMERS, N.Y. - On June 2, varsity girls lacrosse defeated Xaverian High School to earn their 5th consecutive Catholic High School Athletic Association City Championship title.

Graduating seniors Abby Mascia, Caroline Girolamo, and Ava Steinmann demonstrated their leadership and athletic skills in the victory. Rising junior Fionnoula “Noula” O’Reilly contributed to the ...

Tusker Travels Offers Educational Trips for Somers Students

June 20, 2021

SOMERS, N.Y. - There are some exciting travel opportunities for Somers teens in 2022 and 2023 with Tusker Travels.  

Many local teens have missed out on the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. and have not been able to travel with friends or families for over a year. But there are amazing educational travel opportunities for them on the horizon! 

The five directors of Tusker ...

Board of Education Adopts Diversity and Equity Policy

SOMERS, N.Y. - The new “diversity, equity and inclusion” policy adopted by the Somers Board of Education last week isn’t really new; it only puts into writing what the district has been doing for a long time, educators insist.

And that is making sure all children—regardless of race, religion, gender identity, learning challenges or other differences—are ...

Somers Students Celebrate at Senior Prom

SOMERS, N.Y. - It was a magical night under the stars as Somers students came out for the Senior Prom on Friday, June 11. Held under a tent at Primrose Elementary School, everyone in attendance looked their best as they danced the night away!

SHS Junior Receives Girl Scout Gold Award

June 21, 2021

SOMERS, N.Y. - Delia Martin is a junior at Somers High School, and has been a Girl Scout since second grade.

She received the Girl Scout Gold Award on Saturday, June 5 at an outdoor event at Camp Addisone Boyce in Tompkins Cove, NY.

Her Gold Award project, “Music Mentors,” was a music program created by Delia and offered through the YMCA after school program at Primrose ...

Keeping Somers Beautiful

SOMERS, N.Y. - Things could really start picking up for the Somers Litter Task Force now that it’s joined forces with a national beautification group.

The small but mighty team of volunteers made its pitch about the deplorable state of certain debris-strewn roadsides in Somers to the Town Board on Thursday, June 3.

The aim? To become an affiliate of Keep America ...

What's Left Unsaid

SOMERS, N.Y. - When the pandemic quarantine brought life to a grinding halt last year, Somers High School student Sean Kennedy seized the opportunity to create something special. 

A junior at SHS, Sean is no stranger to producing his own music. He released his first album “Tell Me” in March 2019. 

He would follow up his debut by releasing songs off a planned ...

Somers Opts Out

June 16, 2021

SOMERS, N.Y. - Citing quality-of-life and other concerns, the Town Board unanimously voted Thursday, June 10, to opt-out of allowing marijuana dispensaries and social consumption sites in Somers.

This doesn’t mean recreational pot spots won’t ever get the green light here.

Like other municipalities weighing the pros and cons, Somers seems in favor of waiting to see how ...

Democrats Able to Vote Early for County Clerk Candidate

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Democrats in North Salem and Somers will be asked to choose a candidate for county clerk.

Early voting in the Democratic primary is set for Saturday, June 12, through Sunday, June 20.

Primary Day 2021 is Tuesday, June 22.

There are multiple Democratic primaries going on around Westchester, including one for supervisor in Bedford, but county clerk is the only ...

Residents to Weigh In on Marijuana Policy

SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers will hear from the community tonight (Thursday, June 10) on whether it should opt-in or opt-out of allowing marijuana retail dispensaries and places where cannabis products are consumed.

The public hearing -- via Zoom -- is set for 7 p.m.

In March, Albany legalized the adult use of recreational marijuana and expanded existing medical marijuana and cannabinoid hemp ...

Democrats Able to Vote Early for County Clerk Candidate

June 10, 2021

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Democrats in North Salem and Somers will be asked to choose a candidate for county clerk.

Early voting in the Democratic primary is set for Saturday, June 12, through Sunday, June 20.

Primary Day 2021 is Tuesday, June 22.

There are multiple Democratic primaries going on around Westchester, including one for supervisor in Bedford, but county clerk is the only ...

Cause of Lincolndale Bus Crash Revealed

June 20, 2021

SOMERS, N.Y. - The cause of a recent bus accident has been determined to be “mechanical,” school officials said they were told by state police investigators last week.
The crash occurred around 3:15 p.m. on Friday, May 14, in the hamlet of Lincolndale.

The school van, with nine people aboard – most of them students from Somers Intermediate School – had been ...

Troop K Appoints New Commander

SALT POINT, N.Y. - The New York State Police’s Troop K has a new commander.
Major Kathryne M. Rohde officially stepped into her role on Thursday, May 27.

Troop K covers Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, and Columbia counties.

Rohde was appointed by the state police’s Acting Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen.

She replaces Major Michael J. Drake who now serves with the Division ...

Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea Explores When to Start Receiving Social Security Benefits

June 17, 2021

Westchester County elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., recently welcomed Michael Pine, co-founder and managing partner of thinkWealth LLC, for a special episode of the Talking Seniors podcast on Social Security benefits. “When to Take Your Social Security” explores ...

What's Left Unsaid

June 18, 2021

SOMERS, N.Y. - When the pandemic quarantine brought life to a grinding halt last year, Somers High School student Sean Kennedy seized the opportunity to create something special. 

A junior at SHS, Sean is no stranger to producing his own music. He released his first album “Tell Me” in March 2019. 

He would follow up his debut by releasing songs off a planned ...

The Show Must Go On

SOMERS, N.Y. - Theatrical performances around the world were shut down for the majority of the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Next week, students from Somers High School will finally return to the stage with a pair of performances of the spring musical Something Rotten! on Thursday, June 17.

The performances will be held outdoors under the tent at Primrose Elementary School, ...

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The Pandemic and Me

We have been presenting an academic award at graduation time to a Yorktown High School senior for the past 18 years. It is named the Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundation Scholarship in memory of our son.

Part of the application process for candidates is to write an essay on a topic that we choose each year, reflecting the tenor of the times.

This was the 2021 essay ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...