In Somers and North Salem, Tempers Rise Along with NYSEG Rates

February 15, 2018

SOMERS, N.Y.-Dozens of residents in Somers have seen their electricity bills from New York State Electric and Gas increase dramatically in the last month, angering customers who’ve been dealing with frequent outages and what town leaders say is poor customer service by the utility.

“NYSEG chose to do a rate increase…in January. People’s bills doubled, tripled and ...

Former PepsiCo Property Transitioning to 'Millennial' Co-Working Environment

SOMERS, N.Y.-In an effort to fill the 540,000 square feet left vacant in Somers by PepsiCo in 2016, Sebastian Capital CEO Roxana Girand is marketing the town of Somers and surrounding Westchester County as much as the building itself.

One of the first things she did to spotlight the community is renovate the lobby. Gone is the security desk visitors would first encounter, moved just off to the ...

Developer Pitches Sports, Adventure Park in undeveloped acreage next to Somers Manor

SOMERS, N.Y.-A proposed new use for some the unused Route 100 acreage abutting Somers Manor would attract a decidedly younger clientele. 

Instead, Ari Schwebel told the town board last week, he hoped to attract energetic youngsters and athletes of all ages—at least 15,000 of them a month—to a mammoth indoor sports and amusements complex. Multiple indoor fields and courts ...

Summer Trails Day Camp in Somers Names New Associate Director

SOMERS, N.Y.-Summer Trails Day Camp is pleased to announce the appointment of Debi Kelly as its associate director. She will be responsible for enhancing Summer Trails’ mission to provide an interactive, fun and safe environment for campers ages 3-14.

“Debi’s dedication, institutional knowledge, passion, and true love for all things Summer Trails simply oozes from her,” ...

Great Physical Therapy Option for Pets

SOMERS, N.Y.-Everyone is familiar with physical therapy, or PT, for people.

PT allows people to regain function after an accident or surgery, and can help them maintain function in the face of neurologic or musculoskeletal problems.

Did you know that not only do pets need physical rehabilitation just like people, but that the same high tech equipment is available? One of the most ...

Lions’ Giving Trees Yield Bagfuls of Toys for Ailing Children

SOMERS, N.Y.-Thanks to the support of the community, the Somers Lions Club was able to donate more than 40 gifts to Friends of Karen through its fourth annual Giving Tree campaign.

Friends of Karen is a North Salem-based charity that provides support to children battling life-threatening illnesses.

“I’d like to thank the office of Somers Smiles in the Heritage 202 Center and ...

Somers Town Board Approves $13.9M Budget

SOMERS, N.Y.-Somers will spend almost $14 million next year to maintain town services with a pennies-per-thousand tax rate increase.

A budget of $13,930,240 will hike the tax rate from $14.57 for each $1,000 of assessed value to $14.61. Tax-cap compliant, the budget increases Somers’ total property tax levy to $7,288,403.

The Town Board adopted the budget with minimal discussion at ...

Somers Chamber Honors Mexican Shack Owner

SOMERS, N.Y.-On Dec. 13, the Somers Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual holiday party at Le Fontane. As a part of the celebration, the chamber will honor Steve Delzio, founder and owner of the Mexican Shack, a jewelry and gift store specializing in handcrafted items from the American Southwest, as Business Person of the Year.

Delzio, a lifelong Somers resident who has run the Mexican ...

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