Somers News

August 15, 2018

SOMERS, N.Y. - Tri-State Environmental is continuing the work of cleaning up an oil spill from a residential tank on Granite Springs Road that was compromised last week, sending hundreds of gallons of oil into nearby sewers and streams. Though the spill originated from a leak in a home heating ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Police are investigating a report of shots fired at home on Meadowview Lane just after 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, according to Supervisor Rick Morrissey. The gunfire likely came from a wooded area behind the house, Morrissey said. No injuries have been reported. Somers Police ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Chase Bank is closing one of its branches and ATM locations in Somers. In a letter to customers, the bank said it will be closing its offices at 265 Route 202—next to Taste Deli & Catering—and consolidating operations with its branch right across the road in the Somerstown ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Cleanup crews are hoping to stop 200 gallons of oil from reaching the Amawalk Reservoir tonight, Monday, after a resident's oil tank was "compromised," according to Supervisor Rick Morrissey.  News 12 first tweeted news of the spill on Granite Springs Road at 10:45 p.m. Monday, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Somers Lion Ellen Purcigliotti is now the district governor for District 20R1, which encompasses Northern Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties.   Purcigliotti’s district represents about 30 clubs and more than 800 Lions.  In addition to furthering the Lions’ global goals ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Friends of Karen, the non-profit children’s charity, has launched its 2018 Back to School Program.  The organization, which supports families in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who are struggling to stay afloat financially and emotionally while caring for their ...

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Sen. Terrence Murphy has asked the Public Service Commission to replace NYSEG with a different company after more power outages hit the Westchester and Putnam counties region. In a letter to John Rhodes, chair of the state Public Service Commission, Murphy said “it is past time for your agency ...

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It was in her Greek great-grandmother’s Sheepshead Bay kitchen that Stacie Vourakis got her first taste of high drama. As her projaja washed the spinach for spanakopita or performed other mundane household tasks, she would gleefully dish the neighborhood and family dirt with her two elderly ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Like Old Bet the elephant, the effort Lynn Tomlinson put into making an animated flick referencing the story of Somers’ emblem animal was massive. The Baltimore resident, using a stop-motion technique, painstakingly “painted” each scene in “The Elephant’s Song” with plasticine ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Receiving recognition for sustainability efforts that might make other towns “green” with envy doesn’t mean Somers is content to rest on its laurels. After being declared a “Climate Smart Community” by the state, Somers was named recently as one of Westchester County’s first-ever ...

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Eagle Scout Court of Honor awarded Michael Christopher Panzarino, Peter Michael Nekos, Daniel Paul Enoch, and Kody L. Tirpak at Amawalk Firehouse Amawalk on June 24. The project are as follows: Michael Christopher Panzarino: FDR Park WeDGE WeDGE is a group of dedicated disc golfers who seek to ...

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Quintin Lew was enjoying retirement and wasn’t actively looking to score a new gig. But when the Katonah resident and former Verizon executive found out that the Somers Golf Club where he played was up for grabs, he knew he had both the drive and marketing chops to give it a good shot. Before ...

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Two high school seniors with aspirations of careers in healthcare are the recipients of the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary’s continuing education scholarships. Junior volunteers Michelle Kushner and Nora Maerean each received $500 to go toward their educational pursuits.  “We offer a ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Although plans for a new indoor sports arena are still very much in the talking stage, some folks in Somers are already raising concerns about the project’s potential impact on local traffic and a nearby nature preserve. New York City-based Riverside Development Group (RDG) is ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - When re-thinking his Tomahawk Street restaurant, Skender Ademi drew on an image from his childhood: the Drini River Waterfall in western Kosovo. The waterfall is set at the mouth of a river, surrounded by mountains and lush scenery and a main draw for tourists coming through the ...

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Writer and movie buff Janet Garber says she isn’t exactly what some might call the sentimental type. The Somers resident’s taste in flicks leans toward high-tech sci-fi; where comedies are concerned, the darker the better. (Think “Burn After Reading” and “Fargo.”) Back in the mid-1990s, the ...

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The names of those chosen to serve on a new school security task force will be made public within days, said the Somers Board of Education Monday. The decision to form the task force came in the wake of two alleged shooting threats made against the district. Both incidences are being ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Olympic athletes aren’t spotted every day, nor are they interactive with the public on a consistent basis.  American pentathlete Eli Bremer will be giving the Somers community the opportunity to gain valuable insight on how to live a healthy lifestyle and about his breathtaking ...

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The Somers Board of Education presented a timeline last week of security upgrades for the district’s buildings and announced it would be creating a security task force. The safety updates from the board come in the wake of two alleged shooting threats made against the district. On June 1, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - You can live in a town with the best firefighters, police, and ambulance crews in the world, but it won’t mean a thing if your house is ablaze or you’re having chest pains and they can’t get to your address as quickly as possible, Somers’ code enforcement officer says. “As ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The line to say goodbye to 15-year-old Reece Ferrara stretched far outside the doors of the funeral home on Monday, a testament to the impact the teen had on so many lives in the community. By Tuesday–the press deadline for The Somers Record–a GoFundMe for the Ferrara family had ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - All district schools are on lockout this afternoon after a black bear was sighted in a development near the Middle School at about 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 20. According to Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch, Somers Police, Westchester County Police, and State Police are ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - When a microburst suddenly snapped the flagpole in front of the historic Elephant Hotel on a stormy spring day, sending Old Glory plunging toward the ground, Patricia Kalba sprang into action. The intrepid town clerk, who with other Somers employees watched aghast from her office ...

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BREWSTER, N.Y. - Advanced Copier Technology Inc., (ACT) is turning 35 years old this summer, and it’s no accident that the business has lasted nearly four decades. ACT’s president and founder, Sal Altavilla, says the reason for their success is the personal touch they bring to their commercial ...

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CROTON ON HUDSON, N.Y. - The story of Bethel Homes and Services is more than a century old, but the programs and amenities it provides are strictly 21st century. Founded in 1911, Bethel was named after a floating chapel, the Bethel Ship John Wesley, which had docked in New York Harbor in 1845 to ...

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POUND RIDGE, N.Y. - Northern Westchester is home to many part-time residents who spend most of the week in their primary residence, often in New York City. Making sure that their homes are safe and free of any problems or disturbances in their absence can be a challenge. But thanks to Ken ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers High School opened its doors today, Saturday, June 16, for students grieving the death of 15-year-old Reece Ferrara. According to New York State Police, Ferrara, a ninth grader at Somers High School, was driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) when it struck a concrete ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - A Somers High School student has died after being involved in an accident with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) today, Friday, June 15, according to Superintendent Raymond Blanch. "Mid-day today, the student was involved in an ATV accident and passed away," Blanch said. "Out of ...

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The following is part of a series that will run over the next few months submitted by the Somers Historical Society depicting Somers in the 19th century.  As the pioneer menagerie organizer and circus showman, the Bailey name has been associated with Somers for 200 years. Hachaliah Bailey built ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - This year’s Independence Day celebration will buck tradition with a location change and a full slate of bands, food trucks, games, rides and activities, culminating with a fireworks display. The event will honor Victor Prato, a graduate of Somers High School who was serving as a ...

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