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The Case of Condo vs. Co-op

February 15, 2017

For those of you who are interested in home ownership but have an aversion to cutting grass, shoveling snow and general property maintenance, condominium or cooperative living may be the answer.

Both condominiums (condos) and cooperatives (co-ops) provide the benefit of home ownership with professional shared maintenance of the grounds and common areas. Most condo and co-op complexes also have ...

Avoid These Common Estate and Elder Law Planning Mistakes

February 15, 2017

Formulating an estate and long-term care plan is an important step toward financial security, and yet many people fail to have even the most basic plan and advanced directives in place.

One potential hurdle is a fear of putting together a poor plan. Having a basic understanding of these common mistakes can help reduce the risk of making some unfortunate errors. The following are examples of ...

Residents May be Subject to Billing Snafu

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas said some residents may be subject to a billing snafu on their NYSEG bills.

Lucas said many of the residents who take part in the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program and are getting a fixed electricity supply rate price from Constellation Energy, were not billed last month. Some people have not been charged for the past two ...

EnerShe Fitness Celebrates Grand Opening

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Surrounded by family, friends and employees, Mahopac resident Karly Schneider celebrated the grand opening on Sunday morning of her new women's-only fitness club, EnerShe Fitness.

The gym, located at 989 Route 6 in Mahopac, in the K-Mart Shopping Center, is a state-of-the-art fitness center founded on the principal of helping women, both young and mature alike, to ...

Wiffle Ball Game On in North Salem

February 25, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— As MLB pitchers and catchers reported for spring training recently, the North Salem Youth Baseball and Softball League celebrated with the first ever Wiffle Ball Tournament. 

With snow blanketing the field and temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, over 50 boys and girls from grades K-6 turned out for an afternoon of fun and activity Feb. 11 at the North ...

North Salem Seniors Celebrate Valentine’s Day

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— This month’s meeting of the North Salem Senior Citizens had a holiday twist. At their gathering at the North Salem Firehouse, members celebrated Valentine’s Day.

Cookie Fundraiser for NSVAC, a Tasty Success

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The snow was no deterrent for the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ 2017 Valentine Cookie Competition held on Sunday, Feb. 12. The event raised more than $1,300 in donations for the NSVAC which is looking to purchase a Stryker evacuation chair for use by the corps during medical emergencies.

Organizers say in addition to the money raised at the competition, ...

Firefighters Race for Charity

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Members of the Croton Falls Fire Department sent a team of five firefighters to participate in the 35th Annual East Coast Firefighters Charity Ski Race at Hunter Mountain.

The team took two runs through a downhill race course dressed in turnout gear while carrying a 50 foot section of hose. Proceeds from the event went to a charity of the winner’s choice. While ...

North Salem Native Promoted to National Guard Colonel

BROOKLYN, N.Y.— North Salem native and current Warwick resident Peter Riley has been promoted to Colonel in the New York Army National Guard.

Riley, a veteran of the Iraq War, was promoted during a Dec. 22 ceremony at Fort Hamilton, the U.S. Army’s post in Brooklyn.

Riley attended North Salem schools, is a graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School, St. Lawrence University and ...

Snowstorm Dumps a Foot of Snow on North Salem

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— After a relatively frozen-precipitation-free winter, North Salem was hit with a powerful nor’easter that dumped 12 inches of the white stuff on the town on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Schools were closed for the day, but many kids (and parents!) enjoyed some downtime.
Residents captured the day in photos.

School District Answers Ongoing Lead Questions

February 15, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The North Salem School District is answering continuing questions from concerned parents about the recent discovery of lead in most of the outlets and spigots at the middle/high school.

In a newly released document entitled “Keeping Our Drinking Water Safe, Medical and Health Related Concerns,” North Salem Central School District answered several commonly ...

Young Artists Featured at Katonah Museum Show

February 21, 2017

KATONAH, N.Y.— For the 34th year in a row, the Katonah Museum of Art is holding its Young Artists exhibition showcasing the talents of dozens of young artists from across Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess and Fairfield counties.

Advanced placement art students from North Salem have been invited to participate including Henry Balch, Julia Colletes, Tori Dearborn, Chloe DeLeo, Shauna ...

Trivia Night at Hayfields Makes its Debut

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Hayfields Market kicked off its weekly Trivia Night on Jan. 12, designed to bring people together in the dark of winter to enjoy some fun communal time.

Team Trivia Nights are held every other Thursday at Hayfields.  Questions are on a wide variety of issues including history, geography, pop culture, music, arts, sports and many more.

“It’s a team ...

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Kicks Off March 6

February 26, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Ready, set, eat! Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back and runs from March 6-19.

For two weeks, more than 200 restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley are offering special three-course prix fixe dinner menus for $32.95. Many are also offering three-course lunches for $22.95.

Participants are encouraged to use locally produced ingredients whenever possible. In North ...

YMCA receives books for “Sharing Library”

February 23, 2017

Aunt Mary’s Bookshelf, a charity dedicated to encouraging reading recently presented the Community YMCA in North Salem a donation of books for their local Child Care programs.

Aunt Mary’s Bookshelf knows that there are no downsides to reading. The benefits of reading are well known; increased vocabulary, knowledge, stress reduction, entertainment, better writing ...

Cookie Fundraiser for NSVAC, a Tasty Success

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The snow was no deterrent for the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ 2017 Valentine Cookie Competition held on Sunday, Feb. 12. The event raised more than $1,300 in donations for the NSVAC which is looking to purchase a Stryker evacuation chair for use by the corps during medical emergencies.

Organizers say in addition to the money raised at the competition, ...

North Salem Native Promoted to National Guard Colonel

BROOKLYN, N.Y.— North Salem native and current Warwick resident Peter Riley has been promoted to Colonel in the New York Army National Guard.

Riley, a veteran of the Iraq War, was promoted during a Dec. 22 ceremony at Fort Hamilton, the U.S. Army’s post in Brooklyn.

Riley attended North Salem schools, is a graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School, St. Lawrence University and ...

Wiffle Ball Game On in North Salem

February 25, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— As MLB pitchers and catchers reported for spring training recently, the North Salem Youth Baseball and Softball League celebrated with the first ever Wiffle Ball Tournament. 

With snow blanketing the field and temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, over 50 boys and girls from grades K-6 turned out for an afternoon of fun and activity Feb. 11 at the North ...

Play Ball!

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Starting in April, the Class C State Champion North Salem baseball team will have a working scoreboard for the first time in three years.

For the past few years, if anyone wanted to know what the Tigers score was, they’d have to either keep a tally themselves or ask someone else when they got to the game.

Now, thanks to funding from the North Salem Athletic ...

Oh, So Close: North Salem Skiers Fall Second Short of Another Title

HUNTER, N.Y.— The North Salem/John Jay boys ski team was hoping to make it a four-peat as it traveled to Hunter Mountain to compete in the Section 1 championships on Feb 15.

Both the boys and girls teams were the defending team champions, and the boys were in good position with seven skiers qualified to compete in the sectional races against a field of the top 53 skiers from the ...

Underage Drinking Assessed at North Salem Establishments

February 18, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— State Police in Somers conducted an underage drinking initiative on Feb. 4 designed to identify establishments that sell alcohol illegally to minors.

The nine establishments evaluated included the Westchester County towns of North Salem, Somers, Pound Ridge and Lewisboro.

Cops used an underage male agent with the team to try and purchase alcoholic beverages at each ...

School District Answers Ongoing Lead Questions

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The North Salem School District is answering continuing questions from concerned parents about the recent discovery of lead in most of the outlets and spigots at the middle/high school.

In a newly released document entitled “Keeping Our Drinking Water Safe, Medical and Health Related Concerns,” North Salem Central School District answered several commonly ...

Late January Storm Keeps Firefighters Busy

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Croton Falls firefighters had their hands full with a number of rollovers after a snowstorm hit the region leaving a few inches of snowfall with slippery road conditions on Jan. 31.

At 12:52 p.m., The Croton Falls Fire Department was sent to northbound I-684 near exit 8 for a reported rollover accident, which involved one person trapped with injuries. Firefighters had ...

Firefighters Race for Charity

February 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Members of the Croton Falls Fire Department sent a team of five firefighters to participate in the 35th Annual East Coast Firefighters Charity Ski Race at Hunter Mountain.

The team took two runs through a downhill race course dressed in turnout gear while carrying a 50 foot section of hose. Proceeds from the event went to a charity of the winner’s choice. While ...

Late January Storm Keeps Firefighters Busy

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Croton Falls firefighters had their hands full with a number of rollovers after a snowstorm hit the region leaving a few inches of snowfall with slippery road conditions on Jan. 31.

At 12:52 p.m., The Croton Falls Fire Department was sent to northbound I-684 near exit 8 for a reported rollover accident, which involved one person trapped with injuries. Firefighters had ...

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Arts & Entertainment

Cashing Out

There’s a vintage gag sign that shopkeepers with a sense of humor used to post that read, “In God We Trust. All Others Pay Cash.” Not anymore.

In my car console, I keep a baggie of quarters to feed parking meters, and a separate baggie of dimes, nickels and pennies that I grab by the handful if I’m going into a store where I will pay cash. Yet I often forget to grab the ...

Rip Van Doesn’t Sleep a Winkle

There was a time when I was a world-class sleeper. I would go to bed at midnight and I wouldn’t emerge from my darkened cave until noon the next day. Alarms couldn’t wake me up.  Firetrucks couldn’t wake me up. If there were an Olympic event for sleeping, I would have won a gold. I am sleep woman. Here me snore.

That was all, of course, before I became a mom. Once the ...

How to Adapt Your Home to Support a Learning Disabled Child

Dana Stahl, a learning specialist and educational consultant, will address educational questions and concerns that parents may have regarding their children’s academic development and progress in school. Topics center on such concerns as how to handle homework dilemmas or what questions to ask at a CSE meeting. Questions can range from “How best do parents advocate for their ...

Firefighters Race for Charity

February 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Members of the Croton Falls Fire Department sent a team of five firefighters to participate in the 35th Annual East Coast Firefighters Charity Ski Race at Hunter Mountain.

The team took two runs through a downhill race course dressed in turnout gear while carrying a 50 foot section of hose. Proceeds from the event went to a charity of the winner’s choice. While ...

Somers Business Joins Smart Home Market

February 14, 2017

Jilco Window Corp. of the Somers hamlet of Granite Springs has announced that part of their product line will now include PowerView motorization.

Hunter Douglas is helping homes achieve a higher level of intelligence with the industry’s most innovative collection of custom window treatments, digitally programmed to automatically raise, lower, tilt and traverse exactly how and when you ...