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Beautification Project Takes Root in Purdys

July 13, 2017

PURDYS, N.Y.--The North Salem Improvement Society and members of Boy Scout Troop 1 recently worked hand in hand in 90-degree heat to restore the beauty of the village green in the hamlet of Purdys by weeding, planting and mulching the triangle. 
Procured locally at Harvest Moon, the flowers for the June 25 project were deer- and draught-resistant perennials that will add splashes of color ...

The Toss That Launched North Salem Native's Military Career

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Described by loved ones as decisive and confident, Craig Massello appeared to contradict those characteristics when he left the direction of his military career up to a coin toss at the end of flight school in the late 1990s.

Looking back, the North Salem native said he actually was confident in either option: one side nudged him to fly fixed-wing planes and the other ...

Somers Hosts Special Olympics Dinner Dance

SOMERS, N.Y. – On Wednesday, June 7, the Hudson Valley Special Olympics Pioneer League held its annual dinner dance, hosted by the Somers team at Somers High School. More than 150 Special Olympic athletes from 15 teams, along with coaches and volunteers, attended. Dinner, drinks and desserts were contributed by many local restaurants, and the Spotlight Dance Studio senior team volunteered ...

Somers Supports ‘Stephanie's Mission’ at Annual Softball Tournament

SOMERS, N.Y. – The eighth annual Softball Tournament and Family Fun Day in honor of Stephanie Crispinelli was held on Sunday, July 9, at Reis Park.

Crispinelli, a 2008 Somers High School graduate, died in 2010 while on a humanitarian mission to Haiti. A student at Lynn University, she was among the many victims of the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 300,000 people.

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Somers' Bruskewicz Earns Eagle Scout Rank

SOMERS, N.Y. – Sean Bruskewicz of Boy Scouts of America Troop 376 was promoted to Eagle Scout at a ceremony on Sunday, June 25, at the Church of the Good Shepherd.

To earn the rank, Bruskewicz demolished an existing set of cement stairs, and designed and built a deck. Bruskewicz, who is a Somers resident and recent graduate of Byram Hills High School, has earned 36 merit badges while in ...

Photos: Somers Celebrates Independence Day

SOMERS, N.Y. – The Somers Lions Club and the town of Somers rang in summer with its annual Independence Day celebration on Saturday, June 24.

As per tradition, the event was held on the final Saturday in June at Reis Park, where the Somers Lions Club provided an All-American Barbecue, with other traditional summer fare like snow cones. Musical guests included DJ Flippy and Andrea and the ...

Lifesaving Lawyer-to-Be: Somers Man Saves Life of Coworker

SOMERS, N.Y. – A 2014 Somers High School graduate is being hailed as a lifesaver after he performed the Heimlich maneuver on a coworker in peril, dislodging a piece of meat that was trapped in his windpipe.

William McDermott, a legal intern at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in White Plains, was enjoying a company barbecue when a coworker seated nearby began to choke.

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Somers Raises $40k for Cancer Research at Relay for Life

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers’ “Purple Power” was on full display last Friday at Somers Middle School, as hundreds of volunteers from about 20 teams raised a collective $41,662.99 for cancer research.

The top three individual fundraisers are: Daniel Turner ($11,370), Jackie Graziano ($1,805) and Clara Anderson ($1,689). The top three fundraising teams are: Daniel Strong ...

Tuskers Tee Off in Support of Somers Football Program

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Somers Tuskers Touchdown Club held its third annual golf outing and dinner on Monday, May 15, at the Mahopac Golf Club.

The all-volunteer organization supports the Somers High School football program by fundraising for scholarships, purchasing equipment, supplying pre-game meals and Gatorade, covering scouting fees, promoting Breast Cancer Awareness in October, and ...

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