Community

Community Mourns Death of 15-year-old Killed in ATV Crash

84f0445964da19d74a26_DahFvjBW4AIED7f.jpg
84f0445964da19d74a26_DahFvjBW4AIED7f.jpg

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 mailbox. The teen was thrown from the vehicle and taken to Westchester Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

Police said the crash occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, on Blackberry Hill Road.

Sign Up for E-News

"We are shocked and saddened by the student's death and I know that we will join together as a community to support family and friends," Schools Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch said in an email to parents following the tragic news. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this terrible time."

Blanch encouraged parents to contact any of the district schools for additional counseling and said grief counselors would be available for families through next week.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Somers

Load Up The Wagon!

We didn’t have the luxury of minivans when the boys were small. What we did have was a 1966 Ford Country Squire station wagon: long, sleek, solid and hunter green with imitation “woodie” trim.

Our wagon was certainly big enough to accommodate three growing boys and a baby in a portable crib (anchored down on the back seat) with plenty of room to spare.  This set-up ...

Twelve-score and one year ago

Last week, on the 4th of July, America turned 241 years old. Did you bring a birthday present? What do you get for the country that has everything? It has amber waves of grain, it has purple mountain majesties, it has oceans white with foam. Most of these  assets are highly leveraged to the Chinese at the moment, so you’d better get out and see them now because they’re planning ...

Cell phones: A boon or a bust?

We’ve all had the experience of being “butt-dialed,” a euphemism for your pocket-held cell phone accidentally pressing someone else’s number. My granddaughter, Shanna, has unknowingly called me from parties at 2 a.m. I’ve enjoyed listening in on many of her celebrations and sometimes even joined in the fun when being discovered on her phone.

My most recent cell ...

A (Burnt) Toast to Love and Marriage, on the Rocks

In its first few moments, sitcom-style comedy “Clever Little Lies” grabs audience attention right away, with one of the most revealing wardrobe changes you’ll ever see on stage. It is done modestly but just provocatively enough to elicit vocal appreciation from amused patrons.

The fast-paced play, starring Richard Kline of TV comedy classic “Three’s ...

The Adventures of Superdog

I was always very impressed that my dog could bark on command and come when I called his name, until I read in the newspaper about a dog that saved his owner’s life by calling 9-1-1. Apparently, when his owner had a seizure, the dog pushed a speed-dial button for 9-1-1, barked into the receiver for help, and then opened the door when the responders arrived.

Honestly, though, it’s ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_ac458cf35e59e7e799ad_postcard_bocceside

Tue, July 17, 1:00 PM

Yorktown Heights

BOCCE OPEN PLAY

Sports

Carousel_image_ac458cf35e59e7e799ad_postcard_bocceside

Tue, July 24, 1:00 PM

Yorktown Heights

BOCCE OPEN PLAY

Sports

Sat, July 28, 6:30 PM

Weil Preserve, North Salem

Jazz in the Meadow with Bill Evans

Arts & Entertainment Other