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April 13, 2022

SOMERS, N.Y. - A semantic skirmish over the public’s use of certain space at the Somers Library has developed into a bit of a war of words. Resident Joanne Jantos has twice appeared before the Town Board to express frustration about the library’s program room and current occupancy ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - On April 5, the Somers Lions Club celebrated the heroic efforts of Tom Conklin, former Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley President and CEO. The Lions dedicated a substantial portion of their meeting to this ceremony, concluding the tribute by presenting him with the Robert J. Uplinger ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Thanks to a joint effort from the Somers Department of Parks and Recreation and the Somers Leos, the community got to enjoy a morning of Easter fun at Reis Park on Saturday, April 9. Kids got to make the mad dash to collect eggs, take pictures with the Easter Bunny, and everyone left ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - It is safe to say that we all want to look and feel our best. However, the steps required to become the healthiest version of us can often be difficult, contradictory, and just downright confusing.   Thankfully, for those in the Somers area looking to make a healthy lifestyle ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - If you are a longtime Somers resident or just passing through, you likely may have driven on the Somerstown Pike (aka The Croton Pike) which your GPS shows as NY Route 100. If you lived in Somers in 1822, you may have ridden the “pike” on horseback or perhaps in a stagecoach on your ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A site plan amendment for a Mahopac gun club to build a 14-station sporting-clay range is back before the Carmel Planning Board, much to the chagrin of some of its neighbors, including some in Somers. The Willow Wood Gun Club, a private, 200-member club located on 86 acres off ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Volunteer Fire Department recently unveiled a shiny new command car it says will help first responders with their mission of protecting residents and local businesses. The $85,490 2021 Chevy Tahoe, fitted with state-of-the-art technology and communications equipment, ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - Today, we are unwillingly watching a human disaster unfold before our very eyes. As the war in Ukraine goes into its second month, our hearts go out to its increasing numbers of refugees.  Rabbi David Wilfond is a witness. The Torah makes a distinction between a ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Last May, Police Chief Mike Driscoll officially retired after dedicating over 50 years of his life to his community. The legendary town figure impacted the lives of many, not just in Somers, but New York City, as well.  Starting in 1961, Driscoll worked as a beat cop in the Bronx, ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - As a junior SPCA volunteer, I started The Find A Home Project in 2018 with my brother when we were in middle school. We would make flyers and write articles about the adoptable pets at the shelter so people would adopt them. The moment a dog or cat that we wrote about was not ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - Federal protections for gray wolves may have been restored recently, but that doesn’t mean the carnivores are completely out of the woods yet. Last month, a federal judge overturned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2020 decision to take gray wolves off the endangered and ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Holding candles and flashlights, the community came together in front of Somers High School for an evening of solidarity, peace and hope in support of Ukraine on March 20. The Human Rights Club of SHS also gathered donations for Ukraine Relief. For more information on their efforts, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - It was a festive and fun afternoon during the St. Patrick’s Day party at the Somers Senior Center at Van Tassell House! Supervisor Robert Scorrano stopped by to say hello and introduce himself to everyone. The seniors were all excited to finally come to the center after months, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The folks who run the Somers Library are eager to see it start a new chapter in its life. But they can’t turn that page until they know exactly what patrons want and need “now, and in the next five years, and in the next 10 years, and beyond,” says director Jennifer Daddio. And ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers Crossing has been such a niche-filling success that Gus Boniello says he would like to duplicate the high-end townhouse development in another part of town. The local builder and his North Edge Realty Corp. crew appeared before the Town Board Thursday, March 10, to present ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - In February 1997, Lisa Russo left her job, looking for a new opportunity.  “One of my friends had left the place that she used to work,” said Russo. “She worked for the owner that I bought the store from. I had no intention of starting this business. It was not ...

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For over 20 years, The Greens at Greenwich has been providing a safe and caring home for residents who live with memory impairment. The dedicated staff is committed to nurturing mind, body and spirit, and understands the importance of an individualized care program for each resident. The ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - When tragedy or serious needs arise, whether right here in Somers, within the United States, or across the globe, the local Lions Club and the International Foundation identifies ways to put aid in the hands of those who need it. The resources are distributed to local clubs and 100% ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Four years ago, Steve Wilson took his two sons on the hike of a lifetime. That the three were newbies when they climbed Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free-standing mountain, is notable enough, but the fact that the 50-ish Somers dad accomplished the trek with a set of wonky ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - On Tuesday, March 22, at 4:30 p.m., the Somers Library will host a virtual Holocaust survivor testimony presentation. This program will be presented by the Museum of Jewish Heritage. A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will feature a presentation by Bronia Brandman who was born ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. - Does good always win over evil? We find ourselves asking that question as we watch the desperate situation evolve in Ukraine. Rabbi David Wilfond, senior rabbi at Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford, believes that it does. After two fulltime years as a rabbi in the Ukraine, and six ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Since the start of the pandemic, food insecurity has increased nation-wide, including towns like Somers. This issue is often overlooked, as most assume that all citizens in a prosperous community can afford basic necessities. In addition, those struggling to provide for themselves ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Louise Squitieri, President, and George Rolita, Vice President of the Heritage Hills Council of Condominiums delivered petitions with more than 1500 signatures and over 325 letters to Somers Town Hall in opposition of the proposed three new business enterprises at the Somers National ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers Partners in Prevention has a new strategy for combating the opioid addiction crisis – distributing Deterra drug disposal bags. According to the community coalition’s chairperson, Kathy Cucchiarella, the devices reduce the risk of abuse, misuse, and accidental ingestion of ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - “This story has to be told.”  After having the presentation conducted virtually last year due to Covid restrictions, the PTA-sponsored Hang Up and Drive seminar returned to Somers High School on February 16. The hour-and-a-half long talk consisted of multiple speakers, urging the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. -- The episode starts with some sad news about a fire in Heritage Hills, which resulted in the death of a woman and her dog and a discussion about keeping safe and helping out in the wake of disasters. Tom Walogorsky, the editor of The Somers Record, discusses the fire. You can ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Having overcome the obstacles that came with starting a business at the peak of the pandemic, Le Sel Bridal is now a booming operation, bringing the full boutique experience to the Somers/Yorktown Heights area.   Founded by Yorktown residents Jordan McKenzie and Alicia Nicholson, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Prior to 2018, the options for girls in Somers to play football were virtually nonexistent. But thanks to the efforts of Katie DiChiaro, Jenn Kisslinger, and even NFL teams, this small town now has a bustling girls youth flag football league, a new competitive woman’s football ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - New York State Senator Pete Harckham will be holding a food drive from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 in the parking lot of Somers Middle School, 250 Route 202, Somers, NY.  This will be Harckham’s 11th food drive. Along with members of his team and a group of volunteers, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Frank Gray was stunned when he opened his last monthly electric bill. It had more than doubled, from around $400 to nearly $900. The 85-year-old Somers man, like most people his age, lives on a limited income. With a household budget stretched by inflation almost to the breaking ...

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