SOMERS, N.Y. - A Bark Mitzvah, a canine version of the Jewish coming of age ceremony, was held Sunday, May 15, at the Hebrew Congregation of Somers. Many local families brought their dogs to be blessed by Rabbi Fred Schwalb, who created the event six years ago.
Bark Mitzvah! Dogs Blessed at Somers Synagogue
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By DOMINICK DEPOLEJuly 25, 2017
SOMERS, N.Y. — When New York Mets scout John Updike called on June 14 on draft day, 2015 Kennedy Catholic graduate Gavin Garay knew it was his time.
“I was just at home and had a feeling it was going to happen but you are never sure about something like that,” Garay said. “When it happens, it’s an exciting moment.”
The St. Petersburg College graduate was ...
By TOM BARTLEYJuly 14, 2017
SOMERS, N.Y. – Plans to dig up miles of a half-century-old natural gas pipeline in Somers and replace it with a 60 percent larger pipe have been shelved—at least for now.
Following the existing right-of-way, the controversial dig looked to unearth about 2.5 miles of pipe from the Yorktown line, through The Preserve housing development, and continuing into Mahopac. But Algonquin Gas ...
By SUSAN ATWELLJuly 14, 2017
It all began in 1964 when my parents take a drive in the “country” and see a model home they fall in love with and decide to buy.
As they consider the move north from Yonkers to Katonah, they discuss plans to put their home on the market with a neighbor. That neighbor tells a friend, Mrs. Brooks, who comes by to see our house. Later the same evening, the Brookses return and agree ...
By CYNTHIA CURTISJuly 13, 2017
PURDYS, N.Y.--The North Salem Improvement Society and members of Boy Scout Troop 1 recently worked hand in hand in 90-degree heat to restore the beauty of the village green in the hamlet of Purdys by weeding, planting and mulching the triangle.
Procured locally at Harvest Moon, the flowers for the June 25 project were deer- and draught-resistant perennials that will add splashes of color ...
By GABRIELLE BILIKJuly 13, 2017
NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Described by loved ones as decisive and confident, Craig Massello appeared to contradict those characteristics when he left the direction of his military career up to a coin toss at the end of flight school in the late 1990s.
Looking back, the North Salem native said he actually was confident in either option: one side nudged him to fly fixed-wing planes and the other ...
By THE SOMERS RECORDJuly 13, 2017
SOMERS, N.Y. – On Wednesday, June 7, the Hudson Valley Special Olympics Pioneer League held its annual dinner dance, hosted by the Somers team at Somers High School. More than 150 Special Olympic athletes from 15 teams, along with coaches and volunteers, attended. Dinner, drinks and desserts were contributed by many local restaurants, and the Spotlight Dance Studio senior team volunteered ...
By BRIAN MARSCHHAUSERJuly 12, 2017
SOMERS, N.Y. – After hearing his front door slam around 4:40 a.m. July 4, homeowner Manny Leggio walked downstairs to find a stranger in his kitchen. The retired police detective quickly subdued the trespasser and detained him until New York State police officers arrived, according to Public Information Officer Melissa McMorris.
The trespasser was a 28-year-old Somers man who had ...