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May 28, 2020

SOMERS, N.Y. - Sometimes the rescuers need rescuing. For anyone who doesn’t have to deal with catastrophe routinely, it’s nearly impossible to imagine the emotional wear and tear many first responders suffer. Twenty-five years ago, although “critical incident stress” had already been ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - There are three candidates running for two three-year terms on the Somers Board of Education They are incumbents Dr. Lindsay Portnoy and MaryRose Joseph and newcomer Dr. Rodric Rabbah. Here are their answers to three questions posed by The Somers Record. DR. LINDSAY ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - A senior at Somers High School is making and selling keychains to donate the profits to COVID-19 relief. Sun Graham's Somers-themed keychains are available here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/keychainsbysun.    To our Beloved Community: During this crisis, we can’t continue to ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers High School students Evan Frattura, Andrew Tatella, Matt Renee and Derek Farrel put on a social distance driveway concert for their family, friends and neighbors on May 13 with a performance from a cul-de-sac in Somers. The boys started the band, Juvenoia, two years ago in ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s a twist on an old saying, but when life hands you limes, make margaritas. Making events special. Enjoying others enjoying the perfectly concocted cocktail. Those are two big things—other than his growing family—that Andrew Tapia says he’s passionate about. But what is ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Memorial Day is too important an American tradition to let go without being commemorated in New York, said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Tuesday, May 19, in announcing that the state would allow small ceremonies and car-only parades. Whether to hold them or not will be up to individual ...

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne is among a growing number of lawmakers who are demanding answers about the way the state has handled the coronavirus outbreak in nursing homes. In a statement released Monday, May 11, members of the state Assembly’s Minority Conference called on the Legislature to convene ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers high school seniors, the waiting to find out what’s happening with graduation is finally over. Commencement ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, June 23, in the Jefferson Valley Mall parking lot, high school Principal Mark Bayer announced Monday, May 18. Meanwhile, ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - By the reopening of the popular weekly market at Muscoot Farm this Sunday, May 17, the county hopes to give pandemic-weary residents the chance to get some fresh air and sunshine while safely supporting the hardworking folks who produce their food. Although outdoor spaces at many ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Lifelong athlete Steve Wilson sure makes taking things to the next level look like a breeze. He’s hiked up Mount Kilimanjaro with a set of wonky knees and battered his 50-something body over and over in major triathlons. To “relax,” he rides his bike for hours. But none of ...

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Dear parents: Take a photo of your child holding up their finished work of art and email it to weinberger@halstonmedia.com with their name, age and town for possible future publication. You can print out the coloring pages here by clicking here. The coloring pages were drawn by North Salem resident ...

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Real estate agents who normally look to spring for a boost in home listings have turned to technology for a new way to sell houses and list properties in the face a pandemic that put the state, and their profits, on pause.  “In March we were doing tremendously well just as an industry. Our ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Pub owner Marc Anthony announced on Facebook Monday, May 11, that the Lincolndale establishment will not be re-opening. "We simply could not withstand the enormous financial burden of the forced closing," Anthony wrote. "As a small business, and not designed to operate ...

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The North Salem School District suffered a blow last week after it announced plans to hold high school graduation at the Four Brothers Drive-In in Amenia. While the news was being celebrated by seniors and their parents and quickly caught the attention of national media outlets due to the ...

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Katonah, N.Y. - In a somber note to customers, the Katonah Reading Room announced its permanent closure on Friday, May 8. Owners Pete and Gretchen Menzies said the fragile nature of the restaurant business combined with the devastating economic impacts of the pandemic forced the ...

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Download a copy of the Mother's Day Questionnaire here.  Think it’s too late or too challenging to get Mom what she really wants for Mother’s Day? Think again! Here are 10 ideas that you can put together during quarantine for Mother’s Day.   A Clean House  As moms we are always told to leave ...

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Summer camp leaders are planning for multiple scenarios of how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic while parents remain eager to enroll their kids back into a routine of sunscreen, swimming and making friendship bracelets. However, the town of Somers made a somber call this week when ...

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The following is from Somers Parks and Recreation:  The Town of Somers Department of Parks and Recreation hopes that you and your family are safe and staying healthy through these uncertain times. After significant discussion and review of the ever-changing CDC, New York State and ...

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, May 1, that New York state schools will be closed for the remainder of the year. "Given the current situation, K-12 schools and college facilities will remain closed for the rest of the academic year and will continue to provide distance learning. This is ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Putting food on the table can be hard for some in the best of times, but the pandemic-induced economic lockdown has ratcheted up the hidden hunger problem. Matt Gullotta knows what’s it’s like to need a leg up. He was just a little boy when his parents’ Tarrytown apartment was ...

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CareMount Medical has availability to test patients without any restrictions through its urgent care and office locations throughout New York.  A complete list of open office locations can be found at www.caremountmedical.com. CareMount patients who want to be tested can walk into a CareMount ...

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From Supervisor Rick Morrissey: At long last, the NYSDOT will begin mill and fill operations on Route 139 on Thursday, April 30th. The work will be taking place during the day. Please exercise caution when driving through this area.

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Books for Young Learners (BYL), nationally recognized books for children, are created by Richard C. Owen Publishers, a Northern Westchester publishing company. We have been involved with children’s books in English and Spanish for 30 years. Our BYL collection is comprised of 8-, 12-, and 16-page ...

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We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in ...

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Hello Somers Residents and Businesses!! We do hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during this 'stay at home' experience. We are so sorry that we had to postpone our big April 2020 Town Wide Clean Up. However, with Somers Town Supervisor Rick Morrissey's approval, IF we can keep our 6 ft ...

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Are you craving sushi? We know you are. Tengda Asian Bistro will be opening on Wednesday, April 29th, for take-out. Our number is 232-3900. 286 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, NY. www.tengdakatonah.com We know times are tough, but we are all in this together. We hope we can provide a little comfort and ...

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KISCO RIVER EATERY misses You!  Reopens for Pickup & Delivery To all our valued guests, we wanted to let you know that you are all in our thoughts and hearts through this difficult and unprecedented time. We want to help all of you through this hardship in any way we can.  Kisco River Eatery ...

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The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark, Trenton and Philadelphia April 28. “We are truly ...

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Yorktown Heights, N.Y. - American Family Care (AFC) of Yorktown, in the BJ’s Plaza, will begin offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing to the general public beginning today, Monday April 27. The COVID-19 Antibody Test is a blood test that will detect a past infection with coronavirus.  “We are ...

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This round of funding includes an additional $310 billion into the already exhausted PPP loan program. An additional $60 billion is added to the SBA EIDL loan program that saw its funding exhausted in short time.      With this additional funding, it is so important for our small business owners ...

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