Somers Residents Roll Up Their Sleeves to Boost Blood Reserves

September 23, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.--Residents stepped into the Elephant Hotel between 2 and 8 p.m. on Sept. 5 to do their part to help alleviate the blood shortage announced earlier this summer.

According to the New York Blood Center’s (NYBC) website, the greater New York area is a high-demand region. In June, the center issued a release urging local communities to step up and host more events, declaring a ...

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 ...

Somers Family Celebrates Milestone in Its Midst

SOMERS,N.Y.--On the day Rose Piscatore of Baldwin Place was born, Woodrow Wilson was president, the U.S. had just entered World War I and the average price of a new car was $400.

One hundred years later, on Sept. 9, Rose’s clan gathered at The Pinnacle restaurant in Somers to celebrate her birthday and look back on the last century.

“We planned on 120 guests, with all her nieces ...

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 Gathers to Commemorate 9/11

SOMERS, N.Y.--Sixteen years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, about 100 Somers residents attended a memorial ceremony in Bailey Park on Sunday, Sept. 10, to honor those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center. Among the nearly 3,000 people who perished in New York City on that day, three were Somers residents: George Bishop, Richard J. Klares and Joseph Spor ...

Somers High School Traffic Light Up and Running

SOMERS, N.Y.--A new traffic light to regulate vehicles entering and leaving Somers High School braced for its first major test this week as classes resumed for the new school year.

State engineers installed the light and a separate left-turn lane this summer on Route 139 (Primrose  Street) at the high school driveway. 

As designed by the state Department of Transportation’s ...

Somers Man Helps Recovery Efforts in Texas

SOMERS, N.Y.--With tens of thousands of Texans displaced by flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requested citizen volunteers throughout the nation to help with recovery efforts. Somers resident Ricky Mancini and Yorktown resident Michael Ottomanelli were quick to answer the call.

On Tuesday, Aug. 29, Mancini and Ottomanelli arrived in Texas just ...

Somers Councilman Leads T-Shirt Drive for Houston

SOMERS, N.Y.--Longtime rivals on the basketball court joined hands this week to help the flood-ravaged victims of Hurricane Harvey.

It started with a tweet from the men’s basketball coach at the University of Houston to college coaches, urgently appealing for T-shirts and sneakers. It finished this week with hundreds of shirts, addressed to Houston and shipped with best wishes from ...

North Salem Band to Rock 'Celebrate Somers'

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--It’s been a few months since we last caught up with Gilbert, the five-member band of teens from North Salem that is scheduled to play at this year’s “Celebrate Somers” event Sept. 9. Between that performance and others, one of which is scheduled to appear on TV this fall, there was a lot to catch up on. 

If you’re not paying attention to ...

Police Seek Help to Locate Missing Somers Teen

Somers, New York - The New York State Police in Somers are attempting to locate Dejohnet Day, age 17, who went missing today, Aug. 28.

Dejohnet Day had recently been court ordered to Four Winds Hospital in the town of Lewisboro. Staff conducted a routine fire drill today, when he fled on foot. Subject was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt. Any person having information is ...

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