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North Salem Boys Sports Program Tops State Class C

August 16, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — Something unique is brewing in North Salem’s athletic program and the trophies say it all. The Tigers’ boys program won the Class C Kerr Cup All-Sport Championship issued by the New York State Sports Writers Association three weeks ago. The award­­­­­­­­­­-named for Bob Kerr, a Long Island track and football coach who ...

North Salem Tops John Jay-EF for Fifth Place

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. — North Salem fell into a two-goal first-half hole in the fifth-place game of the Hudson Valley Summer Field Hockey League, but rallied for a 3-2 win over John Jay-East Fishkill on Thursday, Aug. 3, at Walter Panas High School.

“We came off a great win on Wednesday against Pleasantville that I think boosted our confidence level and helped to give us the ...

North Salem Announces Preliminary Fall Paving Schedule

August 20, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Highway Superintendent Ward Hanaburgh announced this year’s preliminary paving when he discussed his plans at the Aug. 8 Town Board meeting.  Roads expected to be paved are Deveau Road, Sunset Place, Park Lane, and if funding permits, Old Schoolhouse Road.
 

Hanaburgh said the cost of paving and correcting drainage issues on Deveau and Sunset will be roughly ...

North Salem Town Board Renews Meter Maintenance Pact

NORTHSALEM, N.Y.--When a parking meter is in working order, commuters are attentive to the amount they’re required to feed it. When the meter is broken, however, do commuters consider the cost to the municipality it benefits? According to North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas, just one week without a parking meter can mean a substantial drop in revenue.

The Croton Falls station, located on ...

North Salem Town Board Renews Meter Maintenance Pact

August 19, 2017

NORTHSALEM, N.Y.--When a parking meter is in working order, commuters are attentive to the amount they’re required to feed it. When the meter is broken, however, do commuters consider the cost to the municipality it benefits? According to North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas, just one week without a parking meter can mean a substantial drop in revenue.

The Croton Falls station, located on ...

Somers Woman Puts Her Stamp on Endangered Pollinators

SOMERS, N.Y.--Bonnie Sue Rauch has a knack for navigation—not only when she’s in the cockpit of a single-engine Cessna, time allowing; inwardly, as well.

Complementing her pilot’s license are an MBA in psychology, an MA in integrated health and healing and certification as an Ericksonian past life regression therapist, an ARC healing method practitioner and a Karuna Reiki ...

North Salem Man Organizes 'Hoops for Hope' Tournament

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--The loss of a friend to an opioid overdose in February was a devastating blow to 24-year-old Nick Chiappetta and his group of childhood friends. Just as the reality of the first death had sunk in, a second friend passed the same way four months later. The victims were 22 and 27 years old, respectively. 

“It was a rough couple of months,” Chiappetta of North ...

Somers Woman Puts Her Stamp on Endangered Pollinators

August 18, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.--Bonnie Sue Rauch has a knack for navigation—not only when she’s in the cockpit of a single-engine Cessna, time allowing; inwardly, as well.

Complementing her pilot’s license are an MBA in psychology, an MA in integrated health and healing and certification as an Ericksonian past life regression therapist, an ARC healing method practitioner and a Karuna Reiki ...

Luke Morello of Purdys Selected for Youth Exchange Scholarship to Germany

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Luke Morello, a high school student from Purdys, has been selected for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarship, which funds an academic year of high school study and cultural immersion in Germany for a select group of American students. The CBYX program is funded jointly by the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag as a symbol of the special economic and ...

Under the Sea

August 18, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Theatre Arts Studio's three-week camp for children culminated last weekend in a series of performances of Disney's "The Little Mermaid Jr." The shows were directed by Lindsay Higgins and took place a the Schoolhouse Theatre in Croton Falls.

North Salem Arts Center Has a Highland Fling

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Every year some of the world’s best military performers gather in Edinburgh, Scotland, for an extravagant summer celebration called the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. For those who couldn’t make it to Edinburgh this year, the party came to them, courtesy of North Salem’s Schoolhouse Theater and Arts Center.

For the first event of its kind at the venue, ...

North Salem Man Organizes 'Hoops for Hope' Tournament

August 17, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--The loss of a friend to an opioid overdose in February was a devastating blow to 24-year-old Nick Chiappetta and his group of childhood friends. Just as the reality of the first death had sunk in, a second friend passed the same way four months later. The victims were 22 and 27 years old, respectively. 

“It was a rough couple of months,” Chiappetta of North ...

North Salem Announces Preliminary Fall Paving Schedule

August 20, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Highway Superintendent Ward Hanaburgh announced this year’s preliminary paving when he discussed his plans at the Aug. 8 Town Board meeting.  Roads expected to be paved are Deveau Road, Sunset Place, Park Lane, and if funding permits, Old Schoolhouse Road.
 

Hanaburgh said the cost of paving and correcting drainage issues on Deveau and Sunset will be roughly ...

North Salem Town Board Renews Meter Maintenance Pact

NORTHSALEM, N.Y.--When a parking meter is in working order, commuters are attentive to the amount they’re required to feed it. When the meter is broken, however, do commuters consider the cost to the municipality it benefits? According to North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas, just one week without a parking meter can mean a substantial drop in revenue.

The Croton Falls station, located on ...

Somers Woman Puts Her Stamp on Endangered Pollinators

SOMERS, N.Y.--Bonnie Sue Rauch has a knack for navigation—not only when she’s in the cockpit of a single-engine Cessna, time allowing; inwardly, as well.

Complementing her pilot’s license are an MBA in psychology, an MA in integrated health and healing and certification as an Ericksonian past life regression therapist, an ARC healing method practitioner and a Karuna Reiki ...

North Salem Man Organizes 'Hoops for Hope' Tournament

August 17, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--The loss of a friend to an opioid overdose in February was a devastating blow to 24-year-old Nick Chiappetta and his group of childhood friends. Just as the reality of the first death had sunk in, a second friend passed the same way four months later. The victims were 22 and 27 years old, respectively. 

“It was a rough couple of months,” Chiappetta of North ...

North Salem Man Allegedly Stabs Woman With Kitchen Knife

August 10, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Miguel A. Morales, 58, of North Salem, was arrested Aug. 6 for second-degree assault following a domestic dispute during which he allegedly stabbed a woman.

State Police were dispatched to a domestic incident on Sugar Hill Road after receiving a 911 call at approximately 5:27 p.m.

Neighbors said they saw a woman being removed from the house on a stretcher, and a shirtless ...

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Speaking of the 'I' Word...

To former Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly from World War II Veteran T-5 Corporal Herbert F. Geller

Dear General Kelly:  I want to begin this letter by greeting you as a fellow U.S. veteran. I served in Europe in World War II in England, France and Germany. I believe you served in the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the conflict in Afghanistan and in other areas of the world where American ...

Gifts of Intuition

Twenty years ago, a signal book was published in the self-help industry, “The Gift of Fear,” by Gavin de Becker. Growing up, De Becker lived in a home where there was routine violence, including gun violence, between his mother and her various husbands. It was the kind of environment where he had to learn bone-deep, intuitive survival skills to navigate his home world, so he could ...

Beer Here!

Anybody who’s ever stepped foot inside a sports stadium knows this clarion call: “Beer here!”

When it comes to suds, I was the teetotaler of my frat house (AEPi Syracuse, for those into Greek culture). Notwithstanding, my given name being a homophone for the modestly alcoholic beverage (you know, Bruce…brews), in my early adulthood, beer and I were not exactly ...

Something Smells Fishy Here

We’ve had our fair share of goldfish. Most of them were won at a local fairs and carnivals so I could understand if they may not have been the healthiest fish in the world. However, I’ve had friends who’ve had pet goldfish like mine that lasted for a dozen years (the fish, not the friends), so maybe it’s not the fish… maybe it’s us.

Either way, we ...

Eliminate Money From the Climate-Change Equation

August 16, 2017

Letter to the editor:

The declaration that global warming and climate change are “settled science” is an admission of the fear by its proponents that continuing scientific study and open discussion by the many scientists opposed to that proposition will yet discredit the premise. All scientists are aware that science is never settled and is always open to change as new information ...

North Salem Man Allegedly Stabs Woman With Kitchen Knife

August 10, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Miguel A. Morales, 58, of North Salem, was arrested Aug. 6 for second-degree assault following a domestic dispute during which he allegedly stabbed a woman.

State Police were dispatched to a domestic incident on Sugar Hill Road after receiving a 911 call at approximately 5:27 p.m.

Neighbors said they saw a woman being removed from the house on a stretcher, and a shirtless ...

Deadline Set for Arts Alive Grants

August 9, 2017

ArtsWestchester invites artists and non-profit organizations to apply for 2018 Arts Alive Grants. Awarded annually, these grants are specifically designed to support community-based artists and emerging arts organizations. 

The variety of projects that receive Arts Alive Grants each year illustrates Westchester’s artistic and cultural diversity. The deadline for submissions is ...