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The Mexican Shack to Close After 47 Years in Somers

May 19, 2022

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 pending closure on Thursday, May 19.

Delzio started hawking his ...

Somers Businesswomen Host Mother’s Day Brunch for a Cause

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, charitable raffle, and much more.

Dr. Ferranti, owner of the women-run dentistry ...

Global Supply-Chain Disruptions Felt by Local Governments

SOMERS, N.Y. - There may be no end in sight to the supply-chain issues affecting local communities, as wait times lengthen and rising prices strain municipal budgets. 

“There’s procurement issues all the way down the line,” said Dave Paganelli, Yorktown’s superintendent of highways.

Paganelli listed multiple items that are either delayed or whose prices ...

Chamber of Commerce Looks to the Future

SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Chamber of Commerce hosted a dinner recently to welcome two new people to its board of directors, reacquaint members after a long hiatus in in-person gatherings, and plan for the future.

Featured guest speaker Supervisor Rob Scorrano addressed a number of subjects, including the pandemic’s impact on local businesses.

Pointing out later that Somers has ...

Developers Nix Heritage Hills Miniature Golf Course Plan

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 moving forward with plans for a cigar lounge and indoor golf simulators, part-owner Quintin ...

Somers Crossing Developers Propose New Housing Complex

SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers Crossing has been such a niche-filling success that Gus Boniello says he would like to duplicate the high-end townhouse development in another part of town.

The local builder and his North Edge Realty Corp. crew appeared before the Town Board Thursday, March 10, to present plans for a 94-unit housing complex on 17.5 acres accessed from Route 6 in Baldwin Place. The ...

Hair by Lisa Celebrates 25th Anniversary

SOMERS, N.Y. - In February 1997, Lisa Russo left her job, looking for a new opportunity. 

“One of my friends had left the place that she used to work,” said Russo. “She worked for the owner that I bought the store from. I had no intention of starting this business. It was not planned.” 

Nevertheless, Russo opened her hair salon, Hair by Lisa, right off ...

Osceola Garage is now Proper Service 

Joe Marconi’s 41-year-old legacy changes hands 

After owning Osceola Garage for 41 years, founder and owner Joe Marconi, has sold the business to longtime friend, Joe Ferone.

The garage celebrated its grand opening as Proper Service on Saturday, Jan. 8, attended by New York State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, customers, family and friends. The event was also a farewell and retirement ...

Sen. Harckham Touches on Tough Topics During Podcast

SOMERS, N.Y.  Host Brett Freeman was joined by New York State Sen. Pete Harckham of the 40th Senate district in this week's episode of Hudson Valley Uncensored. 

You can listen to it by clicking HERE. 

The senator answered questions on topics ranging from bail reform to his bill on ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) to redistricting.

Joining Freeman in asking ...


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Boxed in

May 23, 2022

My friend who has just moved and I were sharing horror stories the other day, and she was still shaking almost 10 days after the event. No matter how much one plans, moving does not go smoothly. My worst move lasted eight months of living among boxes.

My husband, daughter, son and I returned to North America and rented a small house north of Toronto while I looked for a house to buy. My ...

Tales of Ties and Tails

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates.

Shortages of sashes ...

PCSB Bank Partners with United for the Troops  

May 21, 2022

PCSB Bank Partners with United for the Troops


Yorktown Heights, NY, May 20, 2022: PCSB Bank has announced it will partner with United for the Troops by launching a drive to provide those serving in the armed forces with much-needed donations. 

PCSB will have red collection bins at all of its 14 branch locations to accept donations until May 31, 2022. A wish list of ...

Your Next Chapter: Estate Planning Considerations for the Newly Retired

Congratulations on your retirement!

Like many, you probably have a bucket list of things you would like to accomplish such as travel the world, spend more time with your grandkids and take up a new hobby. While these are all excellent ambitions, the milestone of retirement is also a good time to ensure your finances, beneficiary designations, estate planning, and long-term care strategy are in ...