Somers' Annual Independence Day Festivities Imperiled

August 17, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.--Its centerpiece fireworks have spectacularly lighted Somers’ night sky for decades, but the town’s iconic Independence Day celebration could be scratched for 2018 by as early as next month.

That’s when the leaders of virtually all of Somers’ community organizations have been summoned to a meeting that will “determine if there is enough support to ...

Coldwell Banker in Somers Raises Relay for Life Funds at Summer BBQ

SOMERS, N.Y. - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, located in the historic Bailey House in Somers, brought back its traditional summer community barbeque in late June. 

This year, it served not only as an opportunity to greet neighbors and friends, but also as a fundraiser for its Relay for Life team, “Angie’s Angels.” It was estimated that more than 100 people ...

The Somers Record Co-owner Writes Book on Venture Capital

SOMERS, N.Y.--In this era of startups and new businesses popping up almost daily, there’s never been a better time to learn the language of venture capital. 

But for those would-be business owners who don’t know an angel investor from an angel food cake, Kenneth M. Freeman has got you covered. 

Working with veteran venture capitalist Leonard A. Batterson, Freeman ...

William Raveis Opens New Somers Office

SOMERS, N.Y. – William Raveis Real Estate has moved across the street to a new office at 339 Route 202. The company celebrated its grand opening Wednesday, June 28, with a celebration at the more spacious office building. Supervisor Rick Morrissey was on hand to help William Raveis representatives cut the ribbon.

For more information, visit or call 914-276-0900.

Net Neutrality Day and Why You Should Care

Net Neutrality means that all data is treated equally and internet service providers cannot give some data priority over other data. It means a free and open internet for all, where internet service providers remain neutral.

Who wants net neutrality? Anyone who uses the internet! Who does not want it? The cable companies and internet service providers along with their shareholders and ...

Somers Honors Dr. Rick Bridgham as Citizen of the Year

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Dr. Rick Bridgham of Bridgham Barr Orthodontics in Somers was honored by the Somers Chamber of Commerce on June 7 at that organization’s Citizen of the Year Dinner at Villa Barone in Mahopac.

But it wasn’t only the chamber that seemed to agree with the designation. Dozens of Bridgham’s fellow Lions Club members came out to celebrate, and Bridgham was ...

On ‘529 Day,’ Think About College Savings Plans

You probably won’t see it on your calendar, but May 29 (5/29) is 529 College Savings Day, or 529 Day for short. This day, named after the 529 plan, a popular college-savings vehicle, is designed to promote people’s awareness of the need to save and invest for the high costs of higher education. And that need has never been greater. Consider the following:

• College prices keep ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News