Letter: Somers Official Thanks Town For Its Patience

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Nov. 9, 2012

Good day, everyone.

I am thrilled to report that all power is restored in Somers. Thank you all for your patience and neighborliness during the past few weeks. The shelter has been closed. Many thanks to our wonderful team who volunteered tirelessly there. Debris cleanup continues from our dedicated highway crew, who despite many days and long hours of hurricane cleanup had our roads broom clean Thursday morning after over six inches of snowfall. Police, fire and other emergency workers also put in long hours. The county has been a great resource and partner to the town throughout and continues to be. A FEMA disaster center has been set up at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave. in White Plains, to help individuals and businesses with recovery. Click here for more information.

The State of Emergency in Somers was lifted Thursday at 10 a.m. We are getting questions about Halloween for the children. Now that normalcy has returned we suggest the following. If anyone wishes to trick-or-treat with their children, do so on Sunday. This is entirely optional for both children and homeowners. If you wish to participate, turn on your porch light.

Veterans Day is this Sunday, Nov 11. The parade begins at the Somers Town House at 10:30 a.m. sharp, with the ceremony in Ivandell Cemetery at 11 a.m. Let’s make this the biggest turnout ever to honor our vets; never forget, they are heroes all.

Thank you,

Mary Beth Murphy

Somers Town Supervisor

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Supervisor Murphy did an outstanding job in communicating the information she had and really stood up in her challenges to NYSEG to meet their responsibility. Somers highway department is and has been for years an outstanding group. It's a shame they couldn't get the support from NYSEG thay needed to clear our roads and provide for public safety sooner. Their clearing of the snow once again was the best ever. They are to be applauded.
You wonder why the CEO of NYSEG has not apoligized for its poor response once again to this storm as the CEO of ConEd did. It doesn't fix what has happened but it at least puts them on record they recognized their short comings.
I mention in a note to Supervisor Murphy this past summer it's a sad fact a prerequisite to living in Somers may be to have a generator due to NYSEG's inability to stage resources in our area when a major storm is coming. That day has come. The building department has a stack of permit request for gas hook ups for generators.
My thanks to the town for their quick reaction and great communication.

I would like to thank Supervisor Murphy and the whole council for their excellent work done during these trying times. Fighting with NYSEG and keeping us informed about current conditions around town was no easy task. Also, thank you to our town public safety and highway departments for their excellent work. All of you make me proud to live in the great town of Somers.