Somers News

October 17, 2018

Volunteers are needed during the next two weekends to help construct a pavilion in Rhinoceros Creek Reservation with the Somers Land Trust. The upcoming volunteer dates are 9 a.m. Oct. 20 and 21 and 9 a.m. Oct. 27 to build a 20-by-28-foot pavilion that will host educational events and nature ...

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Health food chain Green’s Natural Foods is coming to Somers. The grocery plans to open its doors in early 2019 in the Crossroads Shopping Center, 57 Route 6, Baldwin Place, Somers. This location comes in addition to a store at 12 Triangle Center, Yorktown Heights, and the business, which ...

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Somers senior Chloe Pittman is an outside hitter and team captain on the Tuskers varsity volleyball team. How old were you when you started playing volleyball and how did you get started? I was in sixth grade and I instantly fell in love with it. My dad played volleyball in college and always ...

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It would be hard to imagine how life could possibly pile any more stuff on Rob and Jackie Martin’s plate. The death of loved ones. Career changes. Picking up and relocating to a new town. These are all stressors that the Amawalk couple, who married in 2014, weathered together. Then came the ...

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The Westchester Exceptional Children’s School Vocational Program is asking for the community’s help in funding a new van to transport students for job training.  Through the Vocational Program, WEC’s special needs students are trained in real-world scenarios to get ready for life post ...

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The Somers School District is moving forward on a number of fronts in its battle to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all students and staff. Not only has it formed a task force and engaged Altaris Group as school safety consultants, it has hired two more School Resource Officers ...

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People living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) now have a way to fight back.  Lexington Avenue Gym and the Michael J. Fox Foundation sponsored an informational meeting on Sept. 14 for people with PD. The program emphasized the importance of exercise in improving both the physical and mental ...

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The potential closure of a cable access studio in Peekskill has hosts of local shows reeling and worrying about the future of community-generated television. The studio, located on Park Street in the city’s bustling downtown, has been around for decades and is the only one left in the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – More than 100 men and women joined Drug Crisis in Our Backyard at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights on Saturday, Sept. 22, for the organization’s fifth annual Run 4 Recovery 5K run/walk, which raises funds to combat drug and alcohol addiction. Drug Crisis was founded in the summer of ...

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Somers High School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. The distinction as an Exemplary High Performing School is one of the most prestigious awards in education. “The Blue Ribbon award is recognition of the value we place on student ...

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The Girl Scout Fundraiser Bingo Night was a huge success! The Girl Scouts sold out at 100 tickets and the surprise superstar callers made it feel like a star-studded event.  The first caller was Matt Carr, the Somers school district Director of Human Resources and Student Services, who is ...

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During the summer months, many judges throughout Westchester County do not sit in their regularly assigned courts. The reasons are varied. They may be on vacation, required to attend Judge School or Seminars, reassigned temporarily to sit in County Court (City Court Judges are permitted to do ...

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The following was sent to parents from Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch on Tuesday: "We were notified this afternoon that a Somers High School student athlete has a confirmed case of a skin infection called Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA is a type of “staph” ...

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At first it looked like a skirmish might be developing between a local organization and Somers school officials over new restrictions on the use of district football fields. But in the end, all agreed to put their heads together to work out a solution that everyone can live with by next ...

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The town’s Zoning Board of Appeals has laid down a new ground rule for folks who keep chickens: If it crows, it goes. The issue came up last week after a homeowner asked the board to define what counts as a “mature cockerel” because he was fed up with hearing a rooster in his neighbor’s flock ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The owners of the former IBM property have begun the process of getting approval from the town for their plan to renovate the behemoth building into a STEM academy boarding school. The focus on STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—is the selling point for what would be ...

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The owners of the former 723-acre IBM campus in Somers are proposing a private boarding and day school for Grades 9-12, temporarily named “Somers Academy.”  More details to follow.

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Free parking along Routes 100, 202 and 116 in Somers for commuters using the Croton Falls train station in North Salem will soon be a thing of the past. The MTA is buying 12 Croton Falls Road, the former site of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, to build 450 permit-only parking spots for the ...

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In its second year, New Dawn Family Resource Center plans to expand its services for domestic abuse victims. The center, in a discreet location in Lewisboro, brings together a consortium of services funded by North Salem, Somers, Pound Ridge, Bedford and Lewisboro and grants from the county and ...

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The task force that toiled mightily this summer to find ways to improve school safety has presented the Somers Board of Education with the fruits of its labors. And the good news is, the district is already doing a lot of things it and consultants have identified as “best practices.” The ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - An ad hoc cohort of business folk and property owners, perplexed about proposed amendments to Somers’ sign ordinance, has tasked itself with coming up with a compromise that will make both them and the town happy. The Town Board held a public hearing at its Sept. 6 meeting on ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Peter Harckham (D-South Salem) will challenge incumbent state Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) in November's general election after defeating Robert Kesten (D-South Salem) in yesterday's Democratic Party primary, according to unofficial election results. More than 21,000 ...

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If you want to take your original knees out for one last spin before trading them for newer models, there’s no place more challenging—or better—to do it than up a 19,341-foot-high dormant volcano in Africa. Steve Wilson did just that. The fact that he was having joint replacement surgery this ...

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Last year, there were over 72,000 overdoses throughout the U.S. Of that number, more than 4,000 overdoses occurred in New York. As a member of the New York State Senate Opioid and Drug Task Force, Senator Terrence Murphy saw firsthand the devastating effects drug abuse can have on families and ...

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He was once the youngest mayor in the United States and is currently the Dutchess County executive. And for his next trick, Marc Molinaro, a Republican, would like to be governor of New York.   Molinaro knows he’s the underdog—in the last 40 years, there has only been one Republican ...

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Bushels of the plumpest plum tomatoes from New Jersey. Crates of achingly aromatic fresh basil. Salt to taste. These are simple ingredients that belie the complexities of time, taste, and tradition. As devout members of the sisterhood of sauce making, Angela Giordano and Ida Mangano say ...

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Michael McAnaw built his reputation as an Edward Jones financial advisor around being a family man. “The first thing that was really touching to hear, he never started a conversation without talking about his daughters and me,” said his wife, Judi McAnaw. “Here was a man who put his family ...

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Residents in North Salem and Somers slept through their alarm on Aug. 16 because another power outage blanketed parts of the town. According to the National Weather Service, weather conditions for the early hours of August 16 were calm with some fog and mist.  The same thing happened earlier ...

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After an amazing season, FC Somers Arsenal Boys U14 team made it to the semi-finals of the US Club Soccer National Championships in Denver, Colorado. “This was an unbelievable experience and achievement for the boys and the team,” said coach and manager Mark Hopper, “and an experience they will ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - “The Elephant’s Song,” an animated short featuring Somers icon Old Bet, has lots to trumpet about. The seven-minute, 38-second creation of Baltimore artist Lynn Tomlinson walked away with the “Best in Fest” and “Best Animation” awards after it was screened at a film festival on ...

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