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The Man You Call in a Crisis

May 28, 2020

SOMERS, N.Y. - Sometimes the rescuers need rescuing.

For anyone who doesn’t have to deal with catastrophe routinely, it’s nearly impossible to imagine the emotional wear and tear many first responders suffer.

Twenty-five years ago, although “critical incident stress” had already been recognized as a growing national problem, sufferers were encouraged to suck it ...

Vote on Budget, Trustees Due by June 9

SOMERS, N.Y. - There are three candidates running for two three-year terms on the Somers Board of Education

They are incumbents Dr. Lindsay Portnoy and MaryRose Joseph and newcomer Dr. Rodric Rabbah.

Here are their answers to three questions posed by The Somers Record.


Who are you?
Like many community members, our family moved to Somers for the blue ribbon ...

SHS Senior Donates Keychain Profits to Coronavirus Relief Funds

SOMERS, N.Y. - A senior at Somers High School is making and selling keychains to donate the profits to COVID-19 relief.

Sun Graham's Somers-themed keychains are available here: 


To our Beloved Community: During this crisis, we can’t continue to operate entirely as we have been doing when we are only earning a fraction ...

Driveway Jam

SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers High School students Evan Frattura, Andrew Tatella, Matt Renee and Derek Farrel put on a social distance driveway concert for their family, friends and neighbors on May 13 with a performance from a cul-de-sac in Somers.

The boys started the band, Juvenoia, two years ago in addition to taking music lessons at School of Rock in Bedford. 
On the day of the performance, ...

Cocktails in Quarantine: Mobile Bar Delivers Libations to Essential Employees

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s a twist on an old saying, but when life hands you limes, make margaritas.

Making events special. Enjoying others enjoying the perfectly concocted cocktail. Those are two big things—other than his growing family—that Andrew Tapia says he’s passionate about.

But what is an adult beverage catering consultant to do when the plug has ...

Somers Holds Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony

SOMERS, N.Y. - Memorial Day is too important an American tradition to let go without being commemorated in New York, said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Tuesday, May 19, in announcing that the state would allow small ceremonies and car-only parades.

Whether to hold them or not will be up to individual communities, he said during his regular conoronavirus briefing.

 “We want to honor our ...

Lawmakers Push for Investigation Into Nursing Home Deaths

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne is among a growing number of lawmakers who are demanding answers about the way the state has handled the coronavirus outbreak in nursing homes.

In a statement released Monday, May 11, members of the state Assembly’s Minority Conference called on the Legislature to convene a public hearing “to review and investigate New York’s policies, decisions and ...

Parade Will Kick Off 'Senior Month' of SHS Graduation Activities

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers high school seniors, the waiting to find out what’s happening with graduation is finally over.

Commencement ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, June 23, in the Jefferson Valley Mall parking lot, high school Principal Mark Bayer announced Monday, May 18.

Meanwhile, celebrations honoring the Class of 2020 will be kicked off on Friday, May 29, with a big ...

Muscoot Farmers Market Will Open with Restrictions

KATONAH, N.Y. - By the reopening of the popular weekly market at Muscoot Farm this Sunday, May 17, the county hopes to give pandemic-weary residents the chance to get some fresh air and sunshine while safely supporting the hardworking folks who produce their food.

Although outdoor spaces at many county parks—including Muscoot on Route 100 and Lasdon Park in Somers—have remained ...

Somers Man Raises Awareness for Kidney Donation by Giving One of His Own

SOMERS, N.Y. - Lifelong athlete Steve Wilson sure makes taking things to the next level look like a breeze.

He’s hiked up Mount Kilimanjaro with a set of wonky knees and battered his 50-something body over and over in major triathlons. To “relax,” he rides his bike for hours.

But none of these things have been more challenging—or rewarding—than what the ...


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Virtual Presentation: Planning For Pandemics and Beyond at Somers Library

May 27, 2020

Join us for an informative webinar for top lessons learned around proactive strategies to take, and key documents to have in place for life's expected - and unexpected events.

Lauren Enea, Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney, Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
Judi McAnaw, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

June 2, 2020 12:30 – 2:00 PM The Somers Library To register ...