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August 15, 2018

SOMERS, N.Y. - Tri-State Environmental is continuing the work of cleaning up an oil spill from a residential tank on Granite Springs Road that was compromised last week, sending hundreds of gallons of oil into nearby sewers and streams. Though the spill originated from a leak in a home heating ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Chase Bank is closing one of its branches and ATM locations in Somers. In a letter to customers, the bank said it will be closing its offices at 265 Route 202—next to Taste Deli & Catering—and consolidating operations with its branch right across the road in the Somerstown ...

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Writer and movie buff Janet Garber says she isn’t exactly what some might call the sentimental type. The Somers resident’s taste in flicks leans toward high-tech sci-fi; where comedies are concerned, the darker the better. (Think “Burn After Reading” and “Fargo.”) Back in the mid-1990s, the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Olympic athletes aren’t spotted every day, nor are they interactive with the public on a consistent basis.  American pentathlete Eli Bremer will be giving the Somers community the opportunity to gain valuable insight on how to live a healthy lifestyle and about his breathtaking ...

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The Somers Board of Education presented a timeline last week of security upgrades for the district’s buildings and announced it would be creating a security task force. The safety updates from the board come in the wake of two alleged shooting threats made against the district. On June 1, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - You can live in a town with the best firefighters, police, and ambulance crews in the world, but it won’t mean a thing if your house is ablaze or you’re having chest pains and they can’t get to your address as quickly as possible, Somers’ code enforcement officer says. “As ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The line to say goodbye to 15-year-old Reece Ferrara stretched far outside the doors of the funeral home on Monday, a testament to the impact the teen had on so many lives in the community. By Tuesday–the press deadline for The Somers Record–a GoFundMe for the Ferrara family had ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - All district schools are on lockout this afternoon after a black bear was sighted in a development near the Middle School at about 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 20. According to Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch, Somers Police, Westchester County Police, and State Police are ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Lake Lincolndale is hosting its annual Opening Day celebration on Saturday, May 26. This event is from noon to 7 p.m. with a bonfire at 8 p.m. It’s free and open to the public with a barbecue, music and games. Lake Lincolndale recently celebrated its 80th birthday and is a ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - World language students brought the beauty and romance of poetry to a school board meeting recently. Audience members and trustees alike were treated to renditions of the poems students were to present on Thursday, May 17, at the 35th annual World Language Poetry Recitation ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Relay For Life in Somers is canceled this year. “We didn’t have the strength we needed to hold the event,” said Patrice Lestrange Mack, director of communications for the American Cancer Society, which organizes Relay For Life. Throughout the country in May and June communities ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - On Wednesday, April 25, the Somers High School Math Honor Society hosted the St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon at Somers Intermediate School. St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon is a math-enrichment fundraiser with a real-world purpose. It helps students practice math skills while providing the opportunity ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Enbridge’s massive pipeline expansion project may be stalled in Somers, but residents and officials in the town say they still have plenty to worry about—health- and safety-wise—as far as its current natural gas facilities are concerned. At its meeting Thursday, May 10, the Town ...

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Rachel Joseph, a junior at Somers High School, took the grand prize for her project to encourage water conservation by installing rain barrels in the Primrose Elementary School garden and raise awareness about water conservation.  Joseph and others had their projects on display at the Greenlight ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers School District voters overwhelmingly passed the 2018-19 budget Tuesday allowing for the hiring of two additional School Resource Officers (SROs).  Voters also welcomed newcomer Heidi Cambareri to the Somers Board of Education for one of two open seats. Incumbent Michael ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The school district and local police say they are not aware of any shooting threat made against Somers High School despite TV news reports claiming differently.  According to police, Luke Visser, 16, of Chappaqua was arrested Saturday, May 12, and charged with making a terroristic ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Better parking, more lighting and new restaurants are coming to Somers Towne Centre. Willing Biddle and his daughter, Ellie, announced many of the changes coming to the shopping center at a Somers Chamber of Commerce meeting last month, updating the business community and town ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Have you ever wanted to fight a Krav Maga instructor? You’ll have a chance to on May 12 when Krav Maga New York in Somers hosts a fundraiser for Love Holds Life, a children’s cancer foundation. Called “The Gold Games,” the fundraiser will run from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at 2 Scott ...

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OSSINING, N.Y. - Jeffrey Wrightman told a judge Tuesday, May 1, that he will be seeking therapy after he was arrested and charged with public lewdness for exposing himself to an adult patron at the Ossining Public Library last week, according to the court. Wrightman, 60, of White Plains, taught ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The highway department is investigating a 4-foot sinkhole that opened up on Van Rensselear Road this afternoon. The road was closed for about one hour today, May 2, while it was filled, said Somers Police Chief Mike Driscoll. The Highway Department will do further tests on the ...

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