North Salem, Somers Come Together in Remembrance

April 20, 2018

SOMERS, N.Y. - On Wednesday, April 11, students, parents and community members gathered in the auditorium of Somers High School for a somber evening of reflection, commemoration and celebration.

The night, “An Evening of Remembrance,” was put together by the Somers Holocaust Memorial Commission, an organization devoted to helping to educate the youth about the Holocaust and other ...

Fork in the Road

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. 

SOMERS, N.Y. - If you lived in the hamlet of Somers in 1905, you might have needed to pick up a friend from the train at Purdys Station. So you hitched up the buggy and drove east on the Croton Turnpike (Route 202) to the fork in ...

Fruit Farm Gets Sweet News

The Westchester Land Trust (WLT) announced this week that it secured protection from development for Stuart’s Fruit Farm through a conservation easement.

The project—which took a decade to complete —is valued at almost $3 million.
The conservation easement removes the development rights on the farm’s 172 acres thereby ensuring the land remains available for ...

Trout program teacher hooks recognition award

While the snowstorms in March and April kept students and teachers out of school for more than a week, the school of fish in Brian Hugick’s classroom thrived through it all under his careful watch.

Hugick, an earth science teacher at Somers High School, was presented with a Teacher Recognition Award by the Croton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited for his “outstanding ...

Ridgefield Academy race to honor out-going head of school

Registration is now open for the first annual RA5K and Fun Run being held by Ridgefield Academy, an independent, co-ed day school for children in preschool through eighth grade. The event will be held Sunday, May 20, at Ridgefield Academy, 223 West Mountain Road in Ridgefield, Conn.  

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The RA5K was created to honor the outgoing head of ...

Trout Season Casts Off in Westchester County

North Salem, N.Y. - Ten minutes into staking a spot on the banks of the Titicus River in North Salem, Jack Newman felt a tug on his line.

It was unexpected, for sure, as trout season in New York State kicked off on April 1 to, yep, more snow.

Even so, Paul Newman was excited to take his son, 10-year-old son Jack, and his friend, Matt Fogel, 10, out to the river.

When Jack felt the pull, ...

Residents’ battle with landscape business continues

SOMERS, N.Y. - The Zoning Board of Appeals on April 17 will begin the process of determining whether Whispering Pine Landscape Supply is violating town code by processing stone and other material on its property, actions that residents say is impeding their quality of life with noise and air pollution.

The task before the board is to decide whether the landscape company’s existing ...

NYSEG Outlines Upgrades to Infrastructure

BREWSTER, N.Y. - Help is on the way for some North Salem and Somers residents plagued by frequent blackouts.

Somers Supervisor Rick Morrissey, North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas and Deputy Supervisor Peter Kamenstein met with NYSEG CEO Carl Taylor and other personnel in their Brewster Office on April 3 following the hearing last month with Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown), chairman of the ...

Raise the Trunk Fundraiser

SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers High School is raising money to install a bronze statue of an elephant near the front entrance of the school.

The elephant, a symbol long recognized in the town of Somers, will be a celebration of the town’s history as the “Cradle of the American Circus” as well as a source of pride for district schools and the high school, in particular.

In Somers, Elephants Honor Old Bet

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

Old Bet the elephant was brought to Somers by Hachaliah Bailey around 1806 and created much interest because no one had ever seen an elephant. Bailey took the elephant on tour, charging for a view. However, on July 24, 1816, Old ...

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