Somers High Students’ Holiday Crafts Benefit Hospital Center

January 10, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – As part of a class project at Somers High School, juniors Isabella DeChico and Adelina Ademaj came up with an idea that would also help raise money for Putnam Hospital Center’s oncology department.

At the hospital, DeChico and Ademaj set up a table in the lobby selling holiday ornaments and pens they made out of polymer clay. The colorful decorations were whimsical ...

Lions’ Giving Trees Yield Bagfuls of Toys for Ailing Children

SOMERS, N.Y.-Thanks to the support of the community, the Somers Lions Club was able to donate more than 40 gifts to Friends of Karen through its fourth annual Giving Tree campaign.

Friends of Karen is a North Salem-based charity that provides support to children battling life-threatening illnesses.

“I’d like to thank the office of Somers Smiles in the Heritage 202 Center and ...

Somers Town Board Discusses Regulating Sales of Vaping Devices

SOMERS, N.Y.-After hearing testimony from a health professional about the dangers of vaping, the Town Board last week debated possible restrictions on shops that sell what the federal government is calling Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, or ENDS.

Jackie O’Connor, a respiratory therapist at Northern Westchester Hospital, spoke at the board’s Dec. 14 meeting, just 10 days after ...

Somers Planning Board Member Has Cancer On the Ropes

SOMERS, N.Y.-This past July, a piece of meat lodged in Eugene Goldenberg’s throat led him to a terrible discovery.

“I went over to Northern Westchester Hospital, where they cleared the esophagus and they saw something that looked a little peculiar,” he recalled. “It wasn’t in the esophagus; it was behind the esophagus.”

A battery of tests confirmed the ...

Somers High School Forum Targets Drinking, Drugs and Vaping

SOMERS, N.Y.-Concerned parents poured into the library at Somers High School earlier this month to discuss the dangers of underage drinking, drug use and the newest problem to plague the student body, vaping.

Over the course of 90 minutes on Monday, Dec. 4, a panel of speakers, comprising educators, law enforcement officials and health experts, spoke about these dangers and what both students ...

Somers High School Club Tackles Cancer Research Effort

SOMERS, N.Y.-One of the most vital and difficult tasks for modern scientists is trying to find the seemingly impossible cure for cancer. For a second year, that effort has been taken to heart by a group of young people who have decided to not only support local and national efforts on behalf of those afflicted by the disease, but to explore the science behind novel treatments.

Somers High ...

Somers Record Staff Member Honored by Arthritis Foundation

SOMERS, N.Y.-One thing you’ll never hear cross Nancy Sorbella’s lips is the cry “Uncle!”

A deep reserve of determination has seen the Kent mother of three through many a challenge, among the most painful of which has been osteoarthritis.

To look at her, with her strawberry blond bangs and updo, rectangular black glasses and high-energy aura, you wouldn’t guess ...

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