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June 30, 2022

SOMERS, N.Y. - A public hearing on a proposed cigar lounge and four indoor golf simulators in Somers has been set for Wednesday, July 13. Earlier this month, the town Planning Board discussed an amended site plan application from the owners and operators of Somers National Golf Club. Heritage ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Asserting that “every town is now a border town,” candidate for Congress William Faulkner demanded recently that the federal government move more aggressively toward thwarting illegal immigration. Currently a Somers town councilman, the Republican-Conservative candidate hopes to ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Every Monday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m., a group of men and women from Heritage Hills come together to discuss the week’s events. On Monday, June 13, Somers Town Supervisor Robert Scorrano joined the conversation. Before he arrived, there was a lively conversation about the January ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Political pundits have compared the redrawing of the lines for congressional and state Senate districts in New York to a game of musical chairs. Some candidates, such as Somers’ William Faulkner, might feel they are still waiting for the music to stop so they can truly sit ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. -- Take a look inside our weekly editorial team meeting. Click HERE to listen or you can watch the video. 

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Lincoln Hall and Somers officials are working together to answer any questions – and ease concerns – the community might have about the residential treatment center and shelter for boys. A major step was taken toward that goal last week when Lincoln Hall representatives appeared ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - There may be no end in sight to the supply-chain issues affecting local communities, as wait times lengthen and rising prices strain municipal budgets.  “There’s procurement issues all the way down the line,” said Dave Paganelli, Yorktown’s superintendent of highways. Paganelli ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - In 2011, the Somers Middle and Intermediate Schools – which are about 2 miles away from Lincoln Hall – had to be placed on “lockout” after a Lincoln Hall student left campus without permission and was found on Somers school grounds.  Earlier this month, the schools briefly relived ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers resident Gina Arena confirmed this week that she is running for state Senate in the newly-formed 42nd District. A Republican, she aims to unseat incumbent Sen. Pete Harckham (D-South Salem). Both hopefuls have secured the necessary signatures to ensure that their names ...

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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. - Having already received the endorsements of the Republican and the Conservative parties of Westchester, Putnam and Bronx counties, William Faulkner officially launched his campaign for Congress on Saturday, March 19, at The Elephant Hotel in Somers. Asking for support, the Somers ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers Councilman William Faulkner is expected to announce at noon on Saturday, March 19, at The Elephant Hotel that he is officially running for Congress. The Republican plans to seek a seat in New York’s newly drawn 16th District, which runs from the Bronx to Putnam County. The ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Town Board has officially expressed support for the people and government of war-torn Ukraine. The resolution, which was not on its official agenda but was read into the record by Councilman William Faulkner, was passed unanimously by the board Thursday, March 10. It ...

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Albany, N.Y. - New York State Senator Pete Harckham announced today that he has introduced legislation to expand access to mental health care, Substance Use Disorder treatment and recovery support services for residents statewide. The new bill, known as the Ensuring Access to Behavioral Health Act, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.  Host Brett Freeman was joined by New York State Sen. Pete Harckham of the 40th Senate district in this week's episode of Hudson Valley Uncensored.  You can listen to it by clicking HERE.  The senator answered questions on topics ranging from bail reform to his bill on ADUs ...

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South Salem, N.Y. – New York State Senator Pete Harckham announced on Feb. 27 that he is running for reelection in the newly formed 42nd Senate District, having served previously in the 40th Senate District. “If we have learned anything over the last two years, it is this: if we work together, ...

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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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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - Local officials last week hailed Gov. Kathy Hochul’s decision to remove accessory dwelling units (ADU) legislation from her Executive Budget for 2023. Critics had passionately argued it would remove home rule from zoning decisions. Hochul explained the reversal Thursday, ...

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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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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - New York State Senator Pete Harckham is concluding 2021 as his most productive year yet in terms of having legislation he introduced being passed and signed into law, with 16 of his bills receiving approvals from the Governor. “The challenges we faced this year statewide, ...

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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. - Somers’ newly-minted supervisor has chosen his predecessor as his right-hand man. Robert Scorrano, who was sworn in on Sunday, Jan. 2, announced at the town’s reorganization meeting last week that he was appointing Rick Morrissey as his deputy supervisor. Morrissey, elected in ...

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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. - Somers has a new supervisor. Robert G. Scorrano Jr., after taking the oath of office Sunday, Jan. 2, vowed to do his best to maintain the town’s “character” and “spirit.” Thanking his family, friends, and mentors for their support and advice, the Republican told the crowd ...

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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. - The Somers Library is “desperately” in need of upgrading to meet current needs, the Somers Town Board was told earlier this month.  Speaking at the board’s Thursday, Dec. 2, work session, library trustee and treasurer Barbara Tepper listed the problems the 1980s facility ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers officials suffered a bit of sticker shock lately after finding out it might cost $850,000 to demolish the abandoned condos that are marring the Angle Fly Preserve. “That gave me pause,” admitted Supervisor Rick Morrissey at the Town Board’s Thursday, Dec. 2, ...

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