Somers Making Bid for Amazon HQ2

October 5, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.--Somers has joined a full-throated county effort to make Westchester the home of a major corporate headquarters for Amazon, a move that could bring as many as 50,000 new jobs to the area.

“When you look at the criteria for what Amazon is looking for, we match up perfectly,” County Executive Robert P. Astorino declared in announcing the county’s pending Amazon ...

Officials Discuss How to Boost Somers' Independence Day Attendance

SOMERS, N.Y.--With far fewer residents attending and a lot shorter hours, Somers’ Independence Day observance is no longer the day-long celebration it once was. Now, town and civic leaders are asking what can be done to restore the event’s one-time luster.

At a meeting last week at the Van Tassell House, some 17 attendees appeared to agree on two points: They do not want to scrap ...

Fifth 'Celebrate Somers' Fair Draws Thousands

SOMERS, N.Y.--On a clear, sunny day with temperatures in the 70s, thousands came out to enjoy the fifth annual Celebrate Somers fair, which was organized by the Somers Chamber of Commerce, on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Somers Towne Center, off Route 100. The event included entertainment, activities for kids, food, giveaways, a scavenger hunt, a 50/50 raffle that benefited the chamber’s ...

Somers Objects to Carmel's Sewer District Plans

SOMERS, N.Y.--Somers Supervisor Rick Morrissey turned thumbs down last week on any plans Carmel might have to flush its waste over the county line and into the Heritage Hills sewage treatment facility.

Reacting to published reports, Morrissey told his Carmel counterpart, Kenneth Schmitt, that Somers has “no interest in seeing the HH sewer capacity used by [out-of-town] ...

Residents Lose Major Health Insurance Option After CareConnect Announces Closure

SOMERS, N.Y. -- Less than two years after Health Republic of New York withdrew from the health insurance market, another new player on the scene is calling it quits.

Northwell Health announced today that its popular insurance product, CareConnect, is folding.

“It has become increasingly clear that continuing the CareConnect health plan is financially unsustainable, given the ...

Gianna Ferranti Takes the Helm of Somers Smiles

Gianna Ferranti, DDS, is pleased to announce her acquisition of Somers Smiles located in the Heritage Hills Shopping Center. 

Dr. Ferranti, a Somers resident, brings with her expertise in all areas of general dentistry, including cosmetics, pediatrics, endodontics (root canals), periodontics, prosthodontics, Invisalign and oral surgery. She also offers sedation dentistry for those who are ...

Somers' Italian Restaurant Leads Mini Redevelopment on Route 202

SOMERS, N.Y.--Il Forno Trattoria has served over two generations of Somers diners at 343 Route 202, and is now preparing for major upgrades and renovations.
What’s more, it’s bringing some of the surrounding neighborhood along with it.
“We are creating a little mixed-use business district that will offer offices and retail and apartments upstairs,” said Rick DiNardo. He ...

Somers' Annual Independence Day Festivities Imperiled

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 ...

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