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June 29, 2022

SOMERS, N.Y. - On Saturday, June 25, the community gathered at Reis Park for Somers’ Independence Day Celebration. Presented in partnership with the Somers Lions Club, Somers Chamber of Commerce, and Sons of Somers, the day featured an array of food and fun before the fireworks, including a ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Everyone at The Somers Record wishes to congratulate the SHS Class of 2022! See our complete coverage of this unforgettable day in the special graduation pullout inside the June 30 issue. 

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SOMERS, N.Y. -- No matter which side you fall on, this week's U.S. Supreme Court decisions were monumental.  On Thursday, June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that Americans have a right to carry guns in public for self defense. And today, Friday, June 24, the Supreme Court overturned the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Last November, Daniel D’Ippolito capped off his historic senior season for Somers soccer with an NYSPHSAA Class A Title. He finished the year with 36 goals and 38 assists, earning him a United Soccer Coaches All-American honor, as well as the Player of the Year for ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. -- You nurtured them for 18 years!  Share your family's accomplishments in our Special High School Graduation Pullout on June 30th. Tuesday, June 21, is the last day to send a message. Also, Let's Not Forget the 8th Graders are Movin' On Up! Moving up from middle school to high ...

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JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y.—In true Hudson Valley nature, Halloween entertainment is already in the works.  At the May 10 Town Board meeting, Ken and Karin Puff of Hudson Horrors proposed to bring their three-section haunted experience to the Jefferson Valley Mall.  “We want to bring some ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - June 10 was an evening to remember, as Somers High School held the Senior Prom at the Green Tree Country Club in New Rochelle. Everyone looked their best for an amazing evening of music, food, and fun! 

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The “oneness of humanity” was celebrated with song, food, and fellowship at this past weekend’s Race Amity Festival in Somers. Held in front of the local library on Sunday, June 12, and organized by Race Amity of Northern Westchester and Putnam, the annual event was but one of ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - On a picture-perfect spring evening outside the Church of the Good Shepherd, a flag was raised, and a new era began. For parishioners, Sunday, June 5, marked the beginning of a new chapter of acceptance, understanding, and pride. The church had always welcomed members of the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - State Police from the Somers Barracks began an investigation into a shooting incident that took place on Pepsi Way in the early hours of Tuesday, June 7. At approximately 7 a.m., several gunshots were heard in the area. An employee at the facility was reportedly struck by a bullet ...

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SAUGERTIES/WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. - Somers baseball traveled to Ulster County for the Section 1 Class A Regional semifinal last Thursday. The low scoring affair favored the Tuskers and freshman Andrew Kapica, who pitched a complete game gem to lead his team to a 2-0 victory over the Cornwall ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - In honor of those who gave their lives in service to our country, the Somers community gathered on May 30 for the Memorial Day parade. The procession, consisting of numerous community organizations, assembled at Somers Middle School and marched to a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - While their life roads may have been rudderless and rocky in the past, Lincoln Hall students now possess a map that could help point them toward a more hopeful, engaged and productive future. Interesting and accomplished folks – including a pair of the residential school’s alums – ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - In response to Tuesday’s mass shooting of 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Westchester County police boosted patrols at Somers, North Salem, and other districts where they have School Resource Officers. There will also be additional ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. -- Take a look inside our weekly editorial team meeting. Click HERE to listen or you can watch the video. 

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Mexican Shack, a gem of a jewelry and gift store that’s been perched by the side of Route 100 – in one form or the other – for the last 47 years, is bidding faithful customers and friends a fond farewell. Owner and founder of the funky Somers icon, Steve Delzio, announced the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - On Tuesday, May 17, voters approved the Somers Central School District’s $100,982,930 budget by a wide margin, with 1049 votes in favor, and only 495 against. Residents also approved a separate proposition establishing a $10 million Capital Reserve Fund, which will be used to ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Next week, residents will vote on the district’s proposed $100,982,930 school budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year. The spending plan represents a $3,499,787, or 3.59%, increase over the current $97,483,143 million budget. The budget will be supported by a tax levy of $84,353,192.

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The month of May got off to a fantastic start for those who attended the Mother’s Day Brunch and Floral Workshop Fundraiser at The Somers Pointe.   Hosted by Dr. Gianna Ferranti and Heather Maguire, the event offered an extensive brunch menu with a mimosa bar, a mini floral bar, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The driver of a car that rear-ended a Somers school bus and left is being sought for questioning, state police said. The bus was stopped in the southbound lane of Route 139 (Primrose Street) around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, when the accident occurred. The driver of the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The community gathered at Villa Barone in Mahopac on Friday, April 29, for the Somers Lions Club's "Night at the Races" fundraiser. Organized in conjunction with Lions from surrounding towns, the evening featured food, fun, and wagers on virtual horse races, as well as raffles and a ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Board of Education voted unanimously last week to adopt a proposed $100,982,930 school budget for fiscal year 2022-2023. The spending plan represents a $3,499,787, or 3.59 percent, increase over the district’s current $97,483,143 million budget. The budget will be ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - It wasn’t the exact shot the folks who were proposing to build a miniature golf course at Heritage Hills had planned to make, but it seems to have worked out in the end. While that part of the controversial project has landed in the rough, the Somers National Golf Club is still ...

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Brewster, N.Y. - The below average temperatures on April 19 did nothing to cool the anticipation of the Somers Varsity Girls Flag Football kickoff game on the road against Brewster, commencing the pilot season for the Tuskers. Still getting their feet wet, the Tuskers struggled offensively against ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - In 2011, the Somers Middle and Intermediate Schools – which are about 2 miles away from Lincoln Hall – had to be placed on “lockout” after a Lincoln Hall student left campus without permission and was found on Somers school grounds.  Earlier this month, the schools briefly relived ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The community gathered on April 16 at the home of Somers Town Councilman William Faulkner for a morning of festive fun at the annual Easter egg hunt. Faulkner, along with fiancé Meredith Byrne and her son Tommy, organized the event which saw two groups of determined youngsters ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers resident Gina Arena confirmed this week that she is running for state Senate in the newly-formed 42nd District. A Republican, she aims to unseat incumbent Sen. Pete Harckham (D-South Salem). Both hopefuls have secured the necessary signatures to ensure that their names ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Thanks to a joint effort from the Somers Department of Parks and Recreation and the Somers Leos, the community got to enjoy a morning of Easter fun at Reis Park on Saturday, April 9. Kids got to make the mad dash to collect eggs, take pictures with the Easter Bunny, and everyone left ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - “I don’t want to be ‘the guy that got stabbed’,” Justin Corpolongo says of his brush with death. That’s a burden the 2014 Somers High School graduate has carried since the fall of 2019 when he was attacked with a kitchen knife by his then-roommate, friend and former St. John’s ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Horse racing fans are being invited to an event that will not only give them some fun for their money, but the chance to help a local charity reach the finish line on a long-overdue building project. The Somers Lions Club’s “Night at the Races” fundraiser is set for 6:30 p.m. to ...

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