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February 17, 2022

SOMERS, N.Y. - Heritage Hills is reeling after a two-alarm fire took the life of a resident on Wednesday, Feb. 16. “This is the worst thing that has happened here in the past 25 years,” said Terry Clifford, president of Condo 19, where the fatal blaze occurred. Dom Rubino, president of the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Town of Somers officials have joined with neighboring towns in expressing their opposition over pro-housing development legislation sponsored by Sen. Peter Harckham (D – South Salem).  The legislation, which is included in Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed 2023 fiscal budget, would ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers fashionista Jordan Baker’s tie-dye creations are a big hit – literally. Truth. Just check out Hellmann’s 2022 Super Bowl commercial. One of its stars is sporting a colorful ensemble from her start-up, Brown Dyed Girl. No up-and-coming entrepreneur could ask for better ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Since the 1960s, Somers residents have been recipients of four Legacy Parks, land donated by former residents for use as parkland in perpetuity. Their gifts allow future generations of Somers residents the ability to enjoy the same historic and rural character, open spaces and ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Ken Kearney, the developer of a number of residential and commercial projects in Somers, doesn’t appear to be slowing down. His realty group has built The Mews at Baldwin Place I and II, two contiguous affordable age-restricted housing complexes; Crossroads at Baldwin Place, a ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - At the peak Sierra Deodhari’s success in competitive karate, tragedy struck the 13-year-old Somers native and her family.   “Back in September, I was preparing for the biggest tournament of my career,” recalled Sierra. “I was finally at an old enough age division to try out for ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - “Music has always been everything in my life,” explains Giuliana Calandrucci. For the Somers High School senior, her musical talents have been immeasurably helpful in dealing with life’s challenges. Now, she has channeled some of her experiences into her debut single, “Be ...

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Winter in the Northeast can be brutal—and when it feels too darn cold outside for people, it can be dangerous for pets, too. During the frigid months, some commonsense practices will keep your dogs, cats, and other creatures healthy and safe. According to veterinarian Dr. Edward Mayland of Cross ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Since Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania’s woodchuckian weather forecaster, sees another six weeks of winter ahead and Westchester’s own crystal-gazing chicken, Cluxatawney Henrietta, insists there’ll be an early spring, Is there another winsome critter that can step up to break the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Wounds that can’t be seen are the hardest to heal. That’s a sad fact that Molly Meixner Hoppe says she’s had to accept. Her 45-year-old husband, Brian, died suddenly and unexpectedly at their Somers home nearly a year ago. The couple had been out to eat on Friday, Jan. 29, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Zebra mussels, an invasive species, have been detected in the Amawalk Reservoir in Somers, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced recently. The small, freshwater mollusk doesn’t harm drinking water, but it is considered a pest because it blocks ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Library recently announced the winners of their fall photo contest. Featuring an adult and a teen division, the contest tasked residents to capture images of Somers in the autumn. The contest ran from Sept. 22 through Dec. 22, and the entries did not disappoint! Taking ...

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BREWSTER, N.Y. - There are all sorts of new creatures great and small at the Tilly Foster Farm and Educational Institute. In October, the farm welcomed Truman and Diesel, Percheron horses that each weigh about 2,400 pounds and tower over their trainer. Some weeks later, a few baby pygmy goats ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Their recent vote to change Somers’ legal definition of family is a step forward, but not necessarily the final solution to the problem of private home rentals that neighbors might find disruptive, town officials seemed to agree last week. “It’s a work in progress,” Supervisor ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - A major housing project is being proposed for the soon-to-be-former site of HomeGoods in Somers. Urstadt Biddle Properties, owners of Somers Commons in Baldwin Place and two other shopping centers in town, unveiled plans last week that call for a five-story, 160-unit apartment ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - “I think we can solve the problem in the inner city,” explains educator and author Norman Fulton. The Somers resident has been an instructor at a Westchester facility for incarcerated teens, and has channeled his experiences into his new book, “Gaps and Bridges.” “There was a ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - After getting a number of complaints about the short-term, transient use of properties in residential districts, Somers is moving to refine its legal definition of “family.” The Airbnb market in the Hudson Valley is said to be a bit of a regulatory mess. What may fly in one city, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - It’s the creak of old wagon wheels, horse hooves clopping on a dirt road and the squeals of children playing beneath the gold-plated circus elephant in front of the Somers’ Elephant Hotel around 1840. This is the scene recreated by renowned folk artist Susan Slyman in her new ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - United For The Troops thanked volunteers after a highly successful “Jam the Jeeps” event. More than 150 students from Somers, Yorktown, and Mahopac donated boxes and bags of items needed by deployed military, said Jim Rathschmidt, a Mahopac resident and co-founder of the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Worried about the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Westchester residents have been snapping up home testing kits the second they hit the shelves. They’ve also been queuing up for tests in ways reminiscent of the long lines seen when vaccines were first offered. Now, as then, fears ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - A new Old Bet is finally lumbering her way to town. The happy news was delivered to the Town Board recently by the Somers Historical Society, which had formed a committee to raise funds for the iconic statue’s replacement. Things had just gotten rolling in 2020 when the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - As 2021 draws to a close, everyone at The Somers Record would like to extend our gratitude to all of our readers, contributors, local officials, and everyone else who helps to make our publication a success. We are excited to continue bringing coverage of all aspects of life in our ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - Westchester County has partnered with Quadrant Bio Sciences to offer free PCR COVID-19 testing at the Westchester County Center starting Wednesday, December 29. This testing is appointment only – walk ins will not be accepted. Appointments will only be available 3 days in ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. -- The Town of Somers has received a limited supply of take-home COVID-19 test kits for distribution to its residents. The kits will be distributed today, Dec. 24, starting at 11 a.m. on first-come, first-serve basis to residents only (proof of residence is required) at the Somers ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Town Board bid a fond farewell last week to Rick Morrissey at his 207th – and last – public meeting as supervisor. Town Clerk Patricia Kalba, who usually gets to read a “fun fact” at the end of each board session, had the bittersweet task of instead noting that ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - On, Friday Dec. 17, the town was glowing with holiday spirit as residents took part in Illuminate Somers. Organized by the Somers Lions Club, the festive showcase saw caravans of cars depart from Reis Park for a tour of the town where everyone’s best lighting and decorations were on ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - US Marine Corps Sergeant Alexander Cordova left his Carmel recruiting station post for a while on Wednesday, Dec. 8 to visit the Heritage Hills activities center. He came to see the impressive piles of toys donated by community residents, and to thank the volunteers leading the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Care For the Homeless (CFH) is pleased to announce the election of a new Board Chair, Surjit Chana. Mr. Chana assumes this role at a time when homelessness in New York City has reached levels that haven’t been seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. In 2020 alone, more than ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - “Discretion is the better part of valor.” Or so said Falstaff in Shakespeare’s King Henry the Fourth. Broadway, reeling from the latest wave of COVID cases among cast and crew, is canceling productions right and left. Local theater, apparently, is also not immune to the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - “I write my mysteries based on sports, because that’s what I know,” explains Michael Balkind. To say that the local author has knowledge about the worlds of both sports and fiction would be a bit of an understatement. He has appeared on ESPN’s The Pulse and Sportsnet’s Daily ...

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