To the Rescue!

October 22, 2017

Somers, N.Y.--The Somers Volunteer Fire Department demonstrated the well-oiled machine its vehicles and responders are when answering the community’s calls for help. At an open house at its Lincolndale Fire House on Saturday, Oct. 14, children and parents were treated to demonstrations and provided with insight on how the department operates as well as tips to keep them safe.

Somers Board to Vote on Property Tax Exemptions for Cold War Veterans

SOMERS, N.Y.--A public hearing will be held next month by the Somers Town Board on a proposed local law to extend the duration of property tax exemptions for Cold War veterans.

A recent change in state law allows the veteran’s current 10-year exemption to be extended locally for as long as the veteran is qualified. 

“It is a local option for a municipality to adopt this ...

State Council to Act on Somers Fire Code Request

SOMERS, N.Y.--Somers expects to learn shortly whether it can enforce tougher fire resistance measures in some home-construction materials than state building codes require.

The State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council was scheduled to meet this week to consider the town’s request, made almost a year ago, to retain its longstanding 45-minute fire barrier requirement even as the ...

Somers Gathers to Commemorate 9/11

SOMERS, N.Y.--Sixteen years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, about 100 Somers residents attended a memorial ceremony in Bailey Park on Sunday, Sept. 10, to honor those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center. Among the nearly 3,000 people who perished in New York City on that day, three were Somers residents: George Bishop, Richard J. Klares and Joseph Spor ...

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