Government

April 6, 2021

The Town of Somers will be hosting a public hearing on Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. to discuss the placement of stop signs at Warren Street and Hachaliah Brown Drive, as well as Westridge Drive and Lovell Street.  The public hearing will be available only via remote access. Residents may also ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – Now that Albany has finally legalized recreational marijuana, communities such as Somers are scurrying to figure out what that ultimately means to them. Cities, towns, and villages will be able to “opt-out” of allowing retail pot dispensaries, or licenses for “consumption ...

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Gina Arena, a Republican candidate for county Legislature, is calling on Westchester lawmakers to pass a resolution demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo resign in light of the sexual harassment claims that have been lodged against him. So far, seven women have come forward, including 25-year-old ...

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Somers Town Clerk Patricia Kalba was recently awarded recertification as a Registered Municipal Clerk by the NYS Town Clerks Association.  This distinction is given for achieving the Association’s high educational, experience, and participatory requirements.  The Town Clerk is an elected ...

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Somers Republicans and Democrats are both running nearly full slates of candidates this fall. Rob Scorrano has been endorsed by the GOP committee for the top municipal post, which came into play after four-term Supervisor Rick Morrissey announced in January that he wouldn’t seek reelection. On ...

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What does a town clerk do? It’s a question with no easy answer. They issue all sorts of licenses and permits. They maintain vital records. They notarize signatures. They respond to open-records requests. They run municipal meetings and take minutes. Some perform marriages. And they’re usually ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. - Local school officials are applauding the state’s decision to give school districts the time to hold second votes on their 2020-21 spending plans if they fail. On Sunday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that absentee ballots for school boards and budgets could be hand-delivered by ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sunday, June 7, that the deadline for residents to mail in their school budget/election ballots will be extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said he will issue an executive order that will allow ballots to be accepted by hand delivery through 5 ...

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