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Bid by Kennedy Catholic in Somers to Field Games Under Lights Advances

August 21, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.--LED lights for Kennedy Catholic’s football field got an informal green light last week from the Somers Planning Board.

After a few tweaks to the final plans, expected by next month, the board will likely approve the lights officially at the Sept. 13 meeting, perhaps in time to play some of this season’s home games in the evening. 

Along with the four light ...

Somers Woman Puts Her Stamp on Endangered Pollinators

SOMERS, N.Y.--Bonnie Sue Rauch has a knack for navigation—not only when she’s in the cockpit of a single-engine Cessna, time allowing; inwardly, as well.

Complementing her pilot’s license are an MBA in psychology, an MA in integrated health and healing and certification as an Ericksonian past life regression therapist, an ARC healing method practitioner and a Karuna Reiki ...

Somers' Annual Independence Day Festivities Imperiled

SOMERS, N.Y.--Its centerpiece fireworks have spectacularly lighted Somers’ night sky for decades, but the town’s iconic Independence Day celebration could be scratched for 2018 by as early as next month.

That’s when the leaders of virtually all of Somers’ community organizations have been summoned to a meeting that will “determine if there is enough support to ...

Algonquin Pipeline Construction Halted in Somers

SOMERS, N.Y. – Plans to dig up miles of a half-century-old natural gas pipeline in Somers and replace it with a 60 percent larger pipe have been shelved—at least for now.

Following the existing right-of-way, the controversial dig looked to unearth about 2.5 miles of pipe from the Yorktown line, through The Preserve housing development, and continuing into Mahopac. But Algonquin Gas ...

The Toss That Launched North Salem Native's Military Career

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Described by loved ones as decisive and confident, Craig Massello appeared to contradict those characteristics when he left the direction of his military career up to a coin toss at the end of flight school in the late 1990s.

Looking back, the North Salem native said he actually was confident in either option: one side nudged him to fly fixed-wing planes and the other ...

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