Somers Top Stories

August 21, 2018

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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Some folks not only go the extra mile, they plow it too. They are the hardworking and dedicated members of the Somers Highway Department who, when the rest of humanity is hunkered down at home during wild weather, are out clearing the roads and, with other first responders, doing what they can ...

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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 has one of the largest LEO Clubs in the country. Through the LEO Club Program, young people serve as positive agents of change within their communities. These young leaders develop valuable leadership skills, make new friends and have fun. This past year, graduating seniors and senior ...

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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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