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Take A Look Inside Our Weekly Editorial Team Meeting

May 19, 2022

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

The Mexican Shack to Close After 47 Years in Somers

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 Native to Present Revolutionary War Living History Event

SOMERS, N.Y. - The British plan to win the Revolution was straightforward.

They initially occupied NYC and hoped to secure the Hudson River. “That would cut off supply lines and split America in half,” said Somers Native Vic DiSanto, who has a PhD in History from Binghamton. So the area is rife with history, and DiSanto will present a living history event of a lost footnote. One ...

Town Board Hears Presentation from Lincoln Hall Officials 

SOMERS, N.Y. - Lincoln Hall and Somers officials are working together to answer any questions – and ease concerns – the community might have about the residential treatment center and shelter for boys.

A major step was taken toward that goal last week when Lincoln Hall representatives appeared before the Town Board to talk about, one of them said, “the incredibly ...

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 ...

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 ...

Community Gives Back at Lincoln Hall

SOMERS, N.Y. - A call went out recently for donations for the teenage boys at Lincoln Hall, a residential school in Somers.

Margaret DiLorenzo, the kind soul responsible for the drive, hoped to send the message that there were “compassionate people” in the community that cared about them.

In no time at all, folks responded generously with soccer, basketball, and lacrosse ...

Somers Historical Society Resumes Old Bet Statue Replacement Initiative

SOMERS, N.Y. - World Circus Day 2022 was a perfect venue for local historians to trumpet their resumption of its initiative to replace Somers’s iconic statue of Old Bet.

On Saturday, April 16, the official announcement was made as a peanut wreath was laid at the base of the monument in front of the town’s offices on Route 202.

The Somers Historical Society had ...

Photos - Somers Lions Club Presents 'A Night at the Races'

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 silent auction. Proceeds from the evening will go to benefit Friends of Karen, the ...

Somers Scout Revives Peter J. Babich Monument

SOMERS, N.Y. - While many teenagers were spending their spring break sleeping or playing video games, Somers High School sophomore Luke Hopper got up in the early hours of the morning to restore a once-forgotten landmark. 

Hopper, a Boy Scout since sixth grade, has been a part of Somers Troop 228 for the last couple of years, earning a multitude of badges in his effort to obtain Eagle ...

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The Joys of Imperfection 

May 16, 2022

I used to try to do things perfectly and as a result, not much got done. OK, that’s not entirely true - I did go to college, got married, had kids and in general those things turned out pretty well. But there are a lot of things in life that I struggle to do perfectly, like a perfect house, perfect dinner, perfect dress size and perfect response to every smart aleck remark that comes 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 ...