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Published by Halston Media, 2019-12-12 13:10:11

The Somers Record 12.12.19

Vol. 9 No. 35 Visit TapIntoSomers.net for the latest news. Thursday, December 12, 2019

Changes coming to
SMS schedule

BY CAROL REIF ers will have more one-on-one time with
STAFF WRITER students.

By changing the schedule, it also would

Like the tweens who populate it, the make it easier for SMS to meet state require-

Somers Middle School may go through an ments and aid its goal of becoming an Inter-

awkward phase when its schedule under- national Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

goes a major tweak next year. e Middle Years Program (MYB) is

But Principal Je rey Getman and As- only one such o ering by IB, a non-pro t

sistant Principal Jennifer Spirelli say they organization involved with 5,139 schools

are con dent that teachers, sta and the in 156 countries.

students themselves will not only adjust, According to the district, it and IB share

but thrive as a result. a common “commitment to high quality,

e administrators presented plans for and challenging, international education.”

the changeover to the Board of Education is meshes with the district’s “Global

on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Citizenship” vision of using 21st century

e school had had block scheduling on skills to grasp worldwide issues such as

Tuesdays and Wednesdays several years sustainability and human rights.

ago but eventually dropped it due to sta -

ing and administrative problems. WHAT ARE BLOCK SCHEDULES?

“As we got a little bigger, it got harder to Block schedules are a non-traditional

Giving back manage,” Getman said. way to divvy up school time.
PHOTO COURTESY OF DENISE DONNELLY
Other than that, he noted, “It was great. SMS class periods are now a uniform
Danielle Donnelly, a student at Somers Intermediate School, raised money for
the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla. She raised $800 and delivered It really slowed the school year down. 46 minutes long.
it to the hospital during WHUD’s radiothon in November. Danielle raised the
money with the help of her friend, Lucy Williams. Every morning and afternoon Kids had the chance to breathe. ere was Getman said that not counting lunch,
the girls promoted the fundraiser over the school’s public address system. Ms.
Todorov, guidance counselor, Linda Belger, Assistant Principal and Elizabeth more exibility with homework (because) there would be two “block days” with four
Turner, Principal at SIS helped in organizing and promoting the fundraiser as well.
it wasn’t necessarily due the next day.” 84-minute periods back to back, then a

Now that enrollment is dropping, the “skinny” day with eight 42-minute peri-

time appears ripe to try again. ods. e cycle would repeat itself.

When work started on the scheduling e longer periods allow students and

changes, there were 814 students at SMS. teachers to take deeper dives into compli-

In a “few short years,” there will likely be cated subjects.

only 550, Getman said. “Kids will have time to learn, dig in,

Student caseloads could drop to between SEE SCHEDULE PAGE 7
90 and 100 from 125. at means teach-

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Somers Constable Benjamin Green

e following is from the Somers Historical Society: had enough police coverage. So in 1970 they established a dedicated o cers, as the quality of life in our town attests.
part-time Somers police force.Although the New York State From the rst constable on horseback to the modern
Benjamin Green was a colonel in the Revolutionary Police opened a new barracks in Somers in 1972,the popular eet of patrol cars and digital information, law enforce-
War. Following the war, he moved into a large farmhouse Somers Police Department gradually added more o cers.
located at the intersection of Brick Hill Road and Primrose ment in Somers has remained our e ective public servants.
Street. He operated a tavern/inn out of the house. At rst the Somers police worked out of their own
homes, parking their patrol cars in a local garage. Eventu- 1974: Somers patrol car
It was there that the rst town meeting of Stephentown ally they got space for a “headquarters” located above the
(future Somers) took place, on the rst Tuesday of April Town Highway Garage on Route 100. ere they had to 2019: Somers patrol car
in 1788. e town had about 1,200 residents at that time. endure fumes from all the equipment stored below them.
Finally they obtained modest o ce space in a parks and PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE SOMERS POLICE DEPARTMENT
Present at the meeting were many notable Somers resi- recreation building at 100 Primrose St. It was remodeled
dents, including Hachaliah Brown, Obadiah Purdy, Na- into a police facility but the New York State Police contin-
thaniel Wright, Mary Pickney, Benjamin Green and oth- ued their work in Somers to apprehend felons and others,
ers. ey selected o cers for the new town, including the working with the Somers Police.

rst Somers town constable, Benjamin Green, considering Presently, there are 18 part-time o cers serving a
his experience as an o cer in the Westchester Militia in Somers population of over 21,000. e current chief has
the Revolutionary War. been part of the department since 1986. With their rela-
tively small force, the Somers police handled 4,000 calls
Constables continued to serve the residents of Somers by for assistance in one year.
enforcing local law and otherwise keeping the peace. Con-
stables were often unarmed but usually had some police ey do vacant house
training. Somers had one or two constables selected by the checks, neighborhood
watch, car etching and
Town Board. When better highways child safety programs for
brought tourists to Somers, the community. All are
the town often hired special trained rst responders in
“Summer Constables” who the use of automated de-
patrolled the town looking for
anyone found helping them- brillators.
selves to the farmer’s produce Next year, the Somers
in the eld or orchard. Police Department will be
In time, the constables 50 years old. Members have
were largely replaced by the been keeping the peace in
State Police. However, the Somers with professional and

townspeople did not think they

New highway superintendent has plan for town’s trucks
Also, highway department retiree honored

BY CAROL REIF It will not have an impact on the town’s pro- PHOTO COURTESY OF COUNCILMAN TOM GARRITY
STAFF WRITER posed 2020 $14.6 million spending plan because
the monies will come from the highway depart-
Nick DeVito has a couple of weeks to go be- ment’s and the general fund’s reserves.
fore he becomes Somers’ next highway superin-
tendent. e town just received the results of an audit of
its 2018 budget that found it was in good nan-
But he wants to hit the proverbial road run- cial shape and had healthy fund balances.
ning.
After highway crews doing paving work started
e current deputy superintendent told the uncovering deteriorating storm drains, the town
Town Board on ursday, Dec. 5, that he was added a pair of road maintenance positions to
hoping to slowly rebuild the town’s eet of trucks the proposed budget. It also inserted a slight pay
over the next 10 to 15 years. bump for the new deputy highway superinten-
dent, whoever that may be. e superintendent’s
But when several of the aging vehicles su ered salary will stay the same.
breakdowns during last week’s snowstorm, De-
Vito felt it was time to move things forward. e proposed 1.44 percent tax levy increase

He proposed that the town purchase a new SEE HIGHWAY PAGE 5
truck for $210,000, and the board agreed.

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Somers pilots school Somers
bus safety program
Super Deli
e following is from the Somers School District: Formerly Cardillo’s

Students in Somers train regularly on what to do in an emergency when they
are in school. But what happens if the emergency occurs while they are getting on
or o the bus?

Until now, there has not been a practiced protocol to follow. But thanks to a part-
nership with Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES, the Somers Central School
District is part of a task force developing a rst-of-its-kind program to train drivers,
monitors, and students on how to react in a crisis when they are on or near the bus
at school.

Somers drivers and monitors attended a workshop run by the Bus Lockdown Task
Force at Somers Intermediate School on December 5.

“We wanted to roll out these procedures to a group of school bus drivers and moni-
tors,” said Joe Bernardi, Somers schools’ director of transportation and chief emergency
o cer, “In order to receive some feedback and questions from the individuals who are
actually out there on the roads and on our campuses day in and day out, looking out for
the safety of our district children.”

e Bus Lockdown Task Force was established by Frank Guglieri, the eastern region-
al safety director of PNW BOCES. A group of transportation directors, safety directors,
and school administrators from neighboring counties and school districts are also on the
committee with Somers school professionals.

Jaime Viveros is the terminal manager of Royal Coach Lines, the bus company that
transports Somers students. She says the drivers and monitors shared a lot of positive
feedback about the workshop and they feel that they all have a better understanding
of what to do in certain emergencies.

“With hopes that we are never put into a dangerous situation like what was dis-
cussed,” said Viveros, “I have complete faith in all my drivers and monitors to handle the
situation professionally.”

When the Bus Lockdown Task Force completes its work, members hope to train
other districts in the state on its bus safety protocol.

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HIGHWAY it,” he said. A trustee of the Somers His- Scout with the yearlong project, oline Wright Reis, after whom the

FROM PAGE 3 Meanwhile, highway employ- torical Society, Guyot helped guide which was completed in 2018, was town park is named. It now ap-

ees will keep the current eet roll- Somers High School student Max master mechanic Tom Leonard. pears in town parades and at com-

is well under the state cap, said ing and the roads safe. Caron, who restored a 1917 Ford e antique automobile had munity events.

the town’s nance director, Robert “We’re going to have to hustle Model T for his Eagle Scout proj- been bequeathed in 1967 to the Morrissey declared Friday, Dec.

Kehoe. e town expects to adopt to make sure things work, and we ect. Also helping the Troop 228 Somers Historical Society by Car- 6, as “Arnold Guyot Day.”

the budget tonight ( ursday, will. But it just seems like a good

Dec. 12). idea to try to get in front of this as

DeVito praised his soon-to-be opposed to waiting,” DeVito said. Get the perfect shade of

predecessor, omas Chiaverini, e board, supportive of the re-

for doing a “great job” of keeping quested purchase, praised DeVito Winter White
the town’s surplus Army trucks for his enthusiastic focus on the
going for as long as he has. future and Chiaverini, the out-
going highway chief, for his able
“Over the years, these Army

surplus vehicles have been the stewardship of the town roads. this holiday season with a whitening option
backbone of the Highway De- “ is town is known for its care

partment, and, frankly, the back- of its roads, especially in the win- that is right for you!
bone of the Highway Department ter. You’ve got some big shoes to

budget,” said Supervisor Rick ll,” Morrissey said.

Morrissey. Meanwhile, the town also rec-

But the trucks are so old now ognized Arnold “Arnie” Guyot,

that it’s no longer worth repairing who recently retired after 27 years

them, DeVito said. with the Highway Department.

Parts are getting harder and According to a proclamation read

harder to nd and the handful of at ursday’s meeting, the town is

auction sites selling these second- “fortunate to employ wonderful and

hand vehicles have dried up. hardworking individuals” like the

“Looking to the future, we’d lifelong Somers resident.

like to, slowly but surely, add some Guyot started as a motor equip- We have whitening options available for all
new vehicles in order to keep the ment operator in 1992 and was
patient types and all budgets, call today to
town safe,” DeVito said. promoted to heavy equipment find out which option is right for you.

DeVito added that it’s neces- operator. In 2013, he became the

sary to start the process now, even town’s senior auto mechanic. Call us today for your appointment!
though the truck isn’t likely to ar- Keeping local roads safe is only

rive until the winter of 2021. one way Guyot contributes to the

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Somers Seniors

Adult services are through the Van Tassell House in Somers. For more information, contact program director Barbara Taberer at 914-232-0807 or [email protected] You
can also visit Somersny.com or on Facebook at Somers Senior Services. All services are for ages 60 and up.

Nutrition gested. Transportation tal and physical therapy appoint- Sloane. Classes are 12:30-1:30

Lunch at Van Tassell House: ments is available on Tuesdays, p.m. Tuesdays and 10:45-11:45

Meals on Wheels: if you are a hot meal is served Monday Wheelchair accessible vans are Wednesdays and ursdays be- a.m. Fridays.

having trouble preparing meals through Friday at noon. $2 dona- available for transport to all des- tween the hours of 10 a.m. and Water Color Class: Join Diana

or getting out to shop, we can tion. Activities and outings avail- tinations. 3 p.m. for Somers adults who are and Janet every Wednesday from

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SCHEDULE in the afternoon. worked out, Getman said. more research. Getman acknowledged that
Board President Lindsay Port-
FROM PAGE 1 PROS AND CONS “ ese kids are very young. adjustments will have to be made
Block scheduling advocates say noy asked about plans for measur-
grapple with tough questions, to ing the new schedule’s success. is is about stress level. It isn’t all once the new schedules are in
work together,” he said. the system helps teachers by re-
ducing the amount of time they One of the ways would be to about academics. Sometimes kids place, but “it’s going to be good”
e only impact the new sched- have to spend on administrative talk to the students themselves.
ule will have on SMS’s 46-min- tasks such as taking attendance. It just need to be kids,” she said. for students.
ute—grade-level—lunch periods means kids can focus on projects eir experiences could be gath-
is that they will be four minutes and teamwork-based exercises. ered through focus groups and in- AMERICAN Olympic Family GREEK
shorter. Less time roaming the halls also formal surveys, Getman said. DISHES DISHES
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dents might take a subject like further behind if they miss a day CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
math in the morning one day and of school, due to illness or weather,
in the afternoon the next. is they argue. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14h
helps both students who take a
while to get in gear in the morn- at last point is one of the 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
ing and those whose energy lags “ ne details” that still needs to be

Hand-Made Ornaments Fresh-Baked
& Gift Items Goods

Gift Baskets – Boutique
Something for Items

Everyone

Candy & Gifts
from the
Kitchen

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD

39 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs, NY

(Near intersection of Mahopac Ave. & Granite Springs Road)
Church Office: 914-248-5631










































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