Community Mourns Death of 15-year-old Killed in ATV Crash

June 16, 2018

SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers High School opened its doors today, Saturday, June 16, for students grieving the death of 15-year-old Reece Ferrara.

According to New York State Police, Ferrara, a ninth grader at Somers High School, was driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) when it struck a concrete mailbox. The teen was thrown from the vehicle and taken to Westchester Medical Center where he later died ...

SHS Student Killed in ATV Accident

SOMERS, N.Y. - A Somers High School student has died after being involved in an accident with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) today, Friday, June 15, according to Superintendent Raymond Blanch.

"Mid-day today, the student was involved in an ATV accident and passed away," Blanch said. "Out of respect for the family, we are not releasing the name of the child at this point in ...

Bailey’s Bailey House

The following is part of a series that will run over the next few months submitted by the Somers Historical Society depicting Somers in the 19th century. 

As the pioneer menagerie organizer and circus showman, the Bailey name has been associated with Somers for 200 years. Hachaliah Bailey built the Elephant Hotel, which opened in 1825. The Farmers and Drovers Bank was established in 1840 ...

Town Breathes New Life into Independence Day Celebrations

SOMERS, N.Y. - This year’s Independence Day celebration will buck tradition with a location change and a full slate of bands, food trucks, games, rides and activities, culminating with a fireworks display.

The event will honor Victor Prato, a graduate of Somers High School who was serving as a lieutenant in the Army when his division was struck by a car bomb in Afghanistan. 

The ...

Love of Cars Steers Eagle Scout Project

SOMERS, N.Y. - Motor oil may run through Max Caron’s veins, but until recently, the Somers teen has been more interested in cracking open a book than taking apart a carburetor.

“He’s always got six or seven of them going at the same time,” says his mom, Frances Cicogna.

Max, a 15-year-old Boy Scout with Troop 228, was hunting around last fall for an Eagle Scout ...

Horses, motorcycles and automobiles

The following is part of a series that will run over the next few months submitted by the Somers Historical Society depicting Somers in the 19th century. 

If you needed to travel from Somers to Granite Springs in the 19th century, you would walk, saddle up your horse or travel in a horse-drawn vehicle. This meant there were lots of horses and lots of blacksmiths in Somers. 
One such ...

Children’s book by Somers family becomes play in Peekskill

SOMERS, N.Y. - With just weeks to go before the performance, kids in Arts 10566 at Peekskill Middle School Theater were still working out their best cat impressions for their parts in “The Concert Hall Cats.”

They scampered about the stage, pretending to run and chase one another, puffing out their chests to strut confidently and responding obediently when their owners ...

Somers Chamber Members Honored for Generosity

On the surface, it would seem that the 2018 Somers Chamber of Commerce’s  Business People of the Year have little in common.

Fortunato Multari is the chef and owner of Mama Rosa’s Ristorante. Carol Christiansen owns a real estate brokerage. Susan Salomone is a retired teacher. 

But together they are of one mind, demonstrating their firm belief in the importance ...

Blanch: Threat Appears to be a Prank

SOMERS, N.Y. - Students at Somers Middle School can expect to see additional police officers on Monday after a threat was discovered in the boy's bathroom.

Schools Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch has been sending emails to parents throughout the weekend following the discovery of the threat on Friday.

District officials are calling the threat a "horrible adolescent ...

Lions Den: Somers Independence Day Block Party

July 4, 1776, was declared Independence Day after three days of debate and changing of in language in the document written by Thomas Jefferson. The 13 colonies agreed to declare independence from Great Britain. 
Since then, we have celebrated this event in and around that date with fireworks, patriotism, parades, concerts and family get-togethers. 

This year the town of Somers has ...

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