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October 1, 2021

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For the Bonitatibus family, getting a chance to compete on “Family Feud” required a little initiative, some positive energy, and a lot of patience. Three years ago, Lori Bonitatibus, the matriarch of the Yorktown family, was browsing Facebook when she came across a post ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. -- After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Somers Chamber of Commerce came out swinging this past Saturday, with a successful Celebrate Somers event at the Somers Town Shopping Center. 

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SOMERS, N.Y. -- Somers is continuing to take a proactive approach to controlling the types and numbers of cell towers, offering an online poll on the town’s website in order to obtain feedback from residents. You can take the poll by clicking HERE.  It has banded together with North Salem, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - All the Herbert kids want to do is stay together as a family. The seven Somers siblings – Kenneth, Stephen, Michael, Austin, Rebecca, Alexis and Jayden -- range in age from 25 to seven, said family friend Nina Collins. They lost their 42-year-old dad, Clint, to a car accident ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - For years, Rich Monetti worked in the after school program at Mt. Kisco Child Care. Usually, outdoor athletics were his main activity, but a change of scenery in 2017 led him to inspire a group of youngsters. “I worked in the after school program for 12 years, and I would never go ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers community is rallying to support the family of an inspiring teacher who succumbed to ovarian cancer after battling the disease for several years. Christine Allison Camarra, who taught at Somers Intermediate School along with her husband, George, died on Monday, Sept.

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SOMERS, N.Y. - This summer, Leena and Amita Khurana decided to dedicate their time off from college to helping those in need. The Somers sisters spent their break volunteering to host Her Drive Westchester, making it their mission to combat the public health issues caused by limited access to ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Wolf Conservation Center is counting on its latest virtual challenge to really pack a punch. Anything that raises awareness about wildlife conservation is “especially critical at a time when wolves really need our help,” said WCC’s Summer Hoogenboom. The South ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approached last week, a group of local kids banded together for an incredible and selfless initiative. The group, led by Kate and Matt Kristensen, joined forces to operate a lemonade stand in the neighborhood of Hilltop and Valley Drive. Their ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Weather is a “puzzle” that Lee Goldberg’s been trying to solve most of his life. Putting together the pieces of a forecast is part science, part art, according to the chief meteorologist for Channel 7’s “Eyewitness News.” The meteorology biz has changed a lot since Goldberg ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers was thanking its lucky stars after escaping relatively unscathed during last week’s historic storm. The remnants of Hurricane Ida drenched the Hudson Valley region, leaving thousands without power and flooding homes and businesses, especially in southern Westchester. Dozens ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers is hoping that lighting up the skies will lift local spirits. “This town needs a ‘Big Bang’ after the year we’ve had,” said Supervisor Rick Morrissey last week, referring to the name of the planned event. In 2019, folks celebrated at an Independence Day Block Party at ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Adding a part-time fourth travel lane on I-684 between Katonah and Brewster would help ease congestion on the highway and reduce traffic on local roads, state highway officials have concluded. The highway should also add a third lane in both directions between the Saw Mill River ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - From a young age, Zach Krauss has always been fascinated by weather. “My mom always told me that when I was a toddler, I would want to watch the thunderstorms and eat animal crackers,” he recalls. The Somers native would take that early interest with him to school, where it ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - For The Somers Women’s Club, the return of their annual tag sale will go a long way to furthering the group’s charitable endeavors. The group’s major annual fundraiser has not been held since 2019 due to the onset of the pandemic. The sale has been a long-standing tradition for ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers will mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a remembrance ceremony at Bailey Park. The event is set for 10 a.m. at the village green on the corner of routes 100 and 202. If it rains, it will be held inside at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church next door. Organized by the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Gail Simpson spent over 40 years on the staff of the Somers Central School System. Gym teacher, Principal and Athletic Director filled out a resume that began in 1969 and had her live a great deal of change over the years. However, one stood out in stark contrast from her ...

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This story is about a hamlet of less than one square mile in Somers called Shenorock and its 13 acre lake. The tale begins by looking back when Shenorock did not exist, there was no Somers or New York State, and even before New Netherland was formed, when the area was called Amapaugh (fresh ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers resident Nora Ivezaj wears many hats these days. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother of three, she is also the president of the PTA at Primrose Elementary School. If that wasn’t enough to fill her days, she has also found success in running her own business as a ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - Before you know it, the kids will be heading back to school. And quite a few of them will be needing a little help rounding up the necessary supplies. The Agape Project NY is holding its annual backpack drive with the aim of helping local families that are living in ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Chris Ruggiero brings his unique brand of pop-rock to Yorktown Stage on Saturday, September 18. It will be the 22-year-old singer’s first full-length concert appearance in Westchester County since he rose to national fame following his PBS Television appearance. The concert ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Last month, seven local athletes traveled from New York to Phoenix to compete at the U.S. National Irish Dance Championships. The dancers, who attend Clan na hEireann Irish Dance in Baldwin Place, have not had the opportunity to compete in a major competition since November 2019 ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - As Diana Antonecchia heads into her senior year at Somers High School, she may also be well on the way to choosing her future career path.  Earlier this summer, she attended a community outreach program aimed towards students at the FBI field office in New York City. The week-long ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - If it sounds too good to be true, it’s too good to be true, says Michael McDermott. Con artists are notorious for taking advantage of terrible situations such as the current COVID-19 crisis. Seniors and other vulnerable populations seem like their favorite targets. McDermott is ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - As a junior volunteer at the SPCA Westchester, I have seen and interacted with so many dogs and cats at the shelter. Just like people, these animals have their own personalities. Some are friendly, some are extremely shy and nervous, and others can be quite a mystery. I often ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - On the afternoon of July 20, 2021, after several years of being challenged by bronchiectasis, Adrienne Kavelle Lieberman passed away gently, surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren. We held her hand and sang her a lullaby, and then she was gone.  That same week, her ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The community is mourning the loss of a beloved member of the local historical society. Barbara S. Wittmann died in July after a short hospitalization for injuries sustained in a car accident, her family confirmed last week. She was 90. A familiar face at sites such as the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - In 1877, a Fresh Air Fund was established in New York City to provide needy children ages 7 to 12 who resided there with a chance to spend two weeks in a country camp. Many of these children lived in hot tenements with only the noisy streets to play in, and few parks. Often their ...

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