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Bayer Answers Questions About SHS Schedule Changes

December 12, 2018

If it ain’t broke, why fix it?

That is the question some Somers folks are pondering in light of the school district’s move to go to a hybrid block schedule at the high school next year.

The answer is both simple and complex, said Somers High School Principal Mark Bayer during a recent Facebook Live chat. The event was just one part of letting everyone know how it’s going ...

District Calls on Parents to Help Stop Vaping Issues

Somers school officials are hoping that parents and other community members will complete a tough homework assignment—helping them keep kids safe and out of trouble.

Administrators drew fire on social media recently after a video showing two boys fighting and a student vaping in a high school bathroom went viral.

The burgeoning e-cig epidemic among youths has had school officials all ...

Democrats Honor Stuarts Farm Owners

The Somers Democratic Town Committee honored Bob and Betsy Stuart at a wine tasting held at Anglebrook Golf Club on Oct. 25. 

The Stuarts were presented with the Somers Democratic Town Committee’s Community Appreciation Award. 
County Legislators Michael Kaplowitz and Kitley Covill presented the Stuarts with a proclamation declaring October 26, 2018, Bob and Betsy Stuart day ...

Fire Department: Clean your Chimney

The Somers Volunteer Fire Department battled three chimney fires in recent weeks, something they say is totally preventable with yearly cleaning.

First Assistant Chief John Mackey said all three fires were due to a buildup of creosote, a byproduct of burning wood.

“This is the time of year people are using their chimneys and aren’t getting them professionally cleaned,” ...

Two Vie for Fire District Commissioner Spot

Residents have a choice between two former fire chiefs in the upcoming election for Fire District commissioner.

Incumbent John Markiewicz is running against Jody Leverich. 

Leverich has lived in Somers for 11 years and has been a member of the Somers Volunteer Fire Department for 13 years, serving in several different leadership positions. Markiewicz has lived in Somers since 1980 and ...

Schedule Changes Coming to SHS

The district is hosting a Facebook Live chat at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, on the Somers School District Facebook page about the high school’s plan to move to a new schedule in the fall. High School Principal Mark Bayer will answer questions about what that means, how it will work and how it will impact students. The event will be moderated by the Somers High School student council.

Somers Students Launch ‘Find a Home’ Project for Shelter Pets

Two Somers Middle School Students have chosen to help pets without homes find permanent residences for their school community service projects.

Brother and sister Jay, 13, and Julia, 12, Wilkinson became junior volunteers at the Westchester SPCA to fulfill their community service requirements for National Junior Honor Society, but soon found their passion for animals spreading beyond what they ...

Endangered Animals in South Salem Wolf Down on Roadkill

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Learning how to avoid deer is a necessary skill that comes with driving in the Hudson Valley.

Sometimes, though, motorists aren’t so lucky, and the resulting collisions can be as deadly for the human drivers and passengers as they are for the deer.

However, in the instances in which drivers walk away without a scratch, one of the first calls emergency or ...

Today’s Special: Roadkill

Learning how to avoid deer is a necessary skill that comes with driving in the Hudson Valley.

Sometimes, though, motorists aren’t so lucky, and the resulting collisions can be as deadly for the human drivers and passengers as they are for the deer.

However, in the instances in which drivers walk away without a scratch, one of the first calls emergency or highway personnel place is to ...

District Steps up Safety in High School Bathrooms

Parents are fired up again about cracking down on vaping at the high school after a video made the rounds last week showing two boys fighting in the bathroom and a student vaping in the crowd.

High school administrators are working on attacking the problem from all angles, and toward that end vape detectors were installed in some of the high school bathrooms this month with grant money the ...

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