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Senior Instantly Fell in Love with Volleyball

October 12, 2018

Somers senior Chloe Pittman is an outside hitter and team captain on the Tuskers varsity volleyball team.

How old were you when you started playing volleyball and how did you get started?
I was in sixth grade and I instantly fell in love with it. My dad played volleyball in college and always talked about how much fun it was so I knew when modified season came in middle school that I wanted ...

Cancer Battle Leads Somers Man to Birth Mother

It would be hard to imagine how life could possibly pile any more stuff on Rob and Jackie Martin’s plate.

The death of loved ones. Career changes. Picking up and relocating to a new town. These are all stressors that the Amawalk couple, who married in 2014, weathered together.

Then came the nightmare of Martin’s cancer diagnosis three years later.

This curveball was quickly ...

New Van Needed for WEC School

The Westchester Exceptional Children’s School Vocational Program is asking for the community’s help in funding a new van to transport students for job training. 

Through the Vocational Program, WEC’s special needs students are trained in real-world scenarios to get ready for life post graduation.

But the 2004 Kia it’s currently using is in desperate need of ...

The End of Public Access?

The potential closure of a cable access studio in Peekskill has hosts of local shows reeling and worrying about the future of community-generated television.

The studio, located on Park Street in the city’s bustling downtown, has been around for decades and is the only one left in the area.

The studio had been owned by Cablevision Systems Corp., but became Altice USA’s after the ...

Somers HS named National Blue Ribbon School

Somers High School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. The distinction as an Exemplary High Performing School is one of the most prestigious awards in education.

“The Blue Ribbon award is recognition of the value we place on student achievement and our efforts to ensure that all students can find success,” said High School ...

Bingo Night Fundraiser

The Girl Scout Fundraiser Bingo Night was a huge success! The Girl Scouts sold out at 100 tickets and the surprise superstar callers made it feel like a star-studded event. 

The first caller was Matt Carr, the Somers school district Director of Human Resources and Student Services, who is “famous” for his recording of the school cancellation message. The audience went wild ...

Somers Athlete Has Confirmed Case of MRSA

The following was sent to parents from Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch on Tuesday:

"We were notified this afternoon that a Somers High School student athlete has a confirmed case of a skin infection called Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA is a type of “staph” infection that is resistant to many antibiotics and frequently causes skin ...

The Rooster That Ran ‘Afowl’ of the Law

The town’s Zoning Board of Appeals has laid down a new ground rule for folks who keep chickens: If it crows, it goes.

The issue came up last week after a homeowner asked the board to define what counts as a “mature cockerel” because he was fed up with hearing a rooster in his neighbor’s flock sounding the alarm. 

Previously, the town’s building inspector ...

STEM Academy Seeks Somers IBM Building for State-of-the-Art Campus

SOMERS, N.Y. - The owners of the former IBM property have begun the process of getting approval from the town for their plan to renovate the behemoth building into a STEM academy boarding school.

The focus on STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—is the selling point for what would be a 9-12 grade school for all genders at a tuition of $49,000 per year for borders, ...

IBM campus to turn into boarding school?

The owners of the former 723-acre IBM campus in Somers are proposing a private boarding and day school for Grades 9-12, temporarily named “Somers Academy.”  More details to follow.

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