Somers Top Stories

May 28, 2020

SOMERS, N.Y. – The Somers school community was recoiling in horror Thursday over revelations that innocent students have been made the victims of “cruel and disparaging comments” on Instagram. “Many of the posts on the account are sexist, racist, and homophobic in nature. The language used is ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Sometimes the rescuers need rescuing. For anyone who doesn’t have to deal with catastrophe routinely, it’s nearly impossible to imagine the emotional wear and tear many first responders suffer. Twenty-five years ago, although “critical incident stress” had already been ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - There are three candidates running for two three-year terms on the Somers Board of Education They are incumbents Dr. Lindsay Portnoy and MaryRose Joseph and newcomer Dr. Rodric Rabbah. Here are their answers to three questions posed by The Somers Record. DR. LINDSAY ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - A senior at Somers High School is making and selling keychains to donate the profits to COVID-19 relief. Sun Graham's Somers-themed keychains are available here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/keychainsbysun.    To our Beloved Community: During this crisis, we can’t continue to ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers High School students Evan Frattura, Andrew Tatella, Matt Renee and Derek Farrel put on a social distance driveway concert for their family, friends and neighbors on May 13 with a performance from a cul-de-sac in Somers. The boys started the band, Juvenoia, two years ago in ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s a twist on an old saying, but when life hands you limes, make margaritas. Making events special. Enjoying others enjoying the perfectly concocted cocktail. Those are two big things—other than his growing family—that Andrew Tapia says he’s passionate about. But what is ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Memorial Day is too important an American tradition to let go without being commemorated in New York, said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Tuesday, May 19, in announcing that the state would allow small ceremonies and car-only parades. Whether to hold them or not will be up to individual ...

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne is among a growing number of lawmakers who are demanding answers about the way the state has handled the coronavirus outbreak in nursing homes. In a statement released Monday, May 11, members of the state Assembly’s Minority Conference called on the Legislature to convene ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers high school seniors, the waiting to find out what’s happening with graduation is finally over. Commencement ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, June 23, in the Jefferson Valley Mall parking lot, high school Principal Mark Bayer announced Monday, May 18. Meanwhile, ...

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MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) now offers serology COVID-19 antibody testing at two locations for first responders and other essential workers who live or work in Armonk, Bedford, Chappaqua, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, Pleasantville, Somers, North Salem, Yorktown, or Pound ...

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CORTLANDT, N.Y. -  New York State Police are seeking the public's help in its investigation into the death of Barbara E. Berkowitz, age 71, of Brooklyn. The State Police are searching for more information regarding the life and habits of Berkowitz, whose body was located on the shoulder of ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - By the reopening of the popular weekly market at Muscoot Farm this Sunday, May 17, the county hopes to give pandemic-weary residents the chance to get some fresh air and sunshine while safely supporting the hardworking folks who produce their food. Although outdoor spaces at many ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Lifelong athlete Steve Wilson sure makes taking things to the next level look like a breeze. He’s hiked up Mount Kilimanjaro with a set of wonky knees and battered his 50-something body over and over in major triathlons. To “relax,” he rides his bike for hours. But none of ...

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Dear parents: Take a photo of your child holding up their finished work of art and email it to weinberger@halstonmedia.com with their name, age and town for possible future publication. You can print out the coloring pages here by clicking here. The coloring pages were drawn by North Salem resident ...

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Real estate agents who normally look to spring for a boost in home listings have turned to technology for a new way to sell houses and list properties in the face a pandemic that put the state, and their profits, on pause.  “In March we were doing tremendously well just as an industry. Our ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Pub owner Marc Anthony announced on Facebook Monday, May 11, that the Lincolndale establishment will not be re-opening. "We simply could not withstand the enormous financial burden of the forced closing," Anthony wrote. "As a small business, and not designed to operate ...

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The North Salem School District suffered a blow last week after it announced plans to hold high school graduation at the Four Brothers Drive-In in Amenia. While the news was being celebrated by seniors and their parents and quickly caught the attention of national media outlets due to the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Police removed more than 30 legally-owned weapons from the home of a 20-year-old Yorktown man under the Red Flag Law after being alerted to the situation by a concerned individual, according to the Westchester County District Attorney. Yorktown Police arrested Emeric Tyler after ...

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Katonah, N.Y. - In a somber note to customers, the Katonah Reading Room announced its permanent closure on Friday, May 8. Owners Pete and Gretchen Menzies said the fragile nature of the restaurant business combined with the devastating economic impacts of the pandemic forced the ...

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Download a copy of the Mother's Day Questionnaire here.  Think it’s too late or too challenging to get Mom what she really wants for Mother’s Day? Think again! Here are 10 ideas that you can put together during quarantine for Mother’s Day.   A Clean House  As moms we are always told to leave ...

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Summer camp leaders are planning for multiple scenarios of how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic while parents remain eager to enroll their kids back into a routine of sunscreen, swimming and making friendship bracelets. However, the town of Somers made a somber call this week when ...

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The following is from Somers Parks and Recreation:  The Town of Somers Department of Parks and Recreation hopes that you and your family are safe and staying healthy through these uncertain times. After significant discussion and review of the ever-changing CDC, New York State and ...

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, May 1, that New York state schools will be closed for the remainder of the year. "Given the current situation, K-12 schools and college facilities will remain closed for the rest of the academic year and will continue to provide distance learning. This is ...

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The pandemic is not the first cataclysmic world event the travel industry has been forced to weather in the last decade. High-profile aviation disasters, unrest in destination spots and even the eruption of an Icelandic volcano; all have had a direct impact on folks’ desire to fly abroad. But ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Putting food on the table can be hard for some in the best of times, but the pandemic-induced economic lockdown has ratcheted up the hidden hunger problem. Matt Gullotta knows what’s it’s like to need a leg up. He was just a little boy when his parents’ Tarrytown apartment was ...

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CareMount Medical has availability to test patients without any restrictions through its urgent care and office locations throughout New York.  A complete list of open office locations can be found at www.caremountmedical.com. CareMount patients who want to be tested can walk into a CareMount ...

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Recognizing and Relieving Stress – Tools for Parents and Caregivers Managing New Stress at Home Tuesdays, 12-12:30pm, and Thursdays, 3-3:30pm,  4/28-5/14 Webinar sessions will be held through Zoom video conference.  Hosts: Phil Kavanagh, Director of School Counseling and Student ...

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From Supervisor Rick Morrissey: At long last, the NYSDOT will begin mill and fill operations on Route 139 on Thursday, April 30th. The work will be taking place during the day. Please exercise caution when driving through this area.

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We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in ...

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The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark, Trenton and Philadelphia April 28. “We are truly ...

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