'Surprises and Delights' at JV Mall; PostNet Business; County Budget Signed

Here are five things you need to know today, Dec. 10.

1. Somers Business Provides Personal Touch in Tough Economy

Have you used the services of Keith Fisher's business PostNet in Somers? PostNet is a neighborhood business center, which specializes in the print and copy needs of small businesses and consumers. Click here to read more about Fisher and his business.

2. 'Surprises and Delights' at Jefferson Valley Mall This Season

This holiday season, local business and organizations will provide personal and rewarding programs at the Jefferson Valley Mall throughout the season. Click here to check out the events schedule at the mall – from a menorah lighting, to performances and gift wrapping.

3. Somers Ready to Adopt Cap-Compliant Budget

The Somers' cap-compliant 2013 budget is expected to be adopted this week. The $13.1 million spending plan raises the average property tax bill by $28.60, to $891.15. Somers’ overall property-tax rate—which determines the size of individual property-tax bills—will rise by 3.2 percent, to $13.71 for each $1,000 of assessed value. The average Somers home is assessed at about $65,000

4. Astorino Signs County Budget After Dems' Schism Erupts

After eight Democratic legislatures left the chambers and turned out the lights, a bi-partisan coalition of nine county lawmakers on Friday produced a $1.7 billion budget package signed by County Executive Robert Astorino. Seven Republicans and two Democrats on the county Board of Legislators formed a coalition to approve the spending plan in a 9-0 vote. The remaining eight Democrats walked out after a hasty motion to end the hearing wasn't properly acted on. Click here for the full story.

5. Gymnastics City Holds Toy Drive

Hurricane Sandy has left thousands and thousands of families homeless or displaced. The coaches and staff of Gymnastics City in Cortlandt Manor thought that this year in lieu of buying gifts for the teams and having grab bags, they can take what they would have given to each other and donate toys their Gym City Toy Drive for Hurricane Sandy Victims. Click here for more details.

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