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Somers Custom Framing & Gift Marks 10th Anniversary

November 25, 2016

Somers Custom Framing & Gift will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Dec. 15, and the way its owners—Ken and Ginny Ryan—see it, their first decade in business has been a resounding success. 

The store has three components to its business: framing, printing and gifts.

The couple began their professional careers in the direct-mail marketing business, but Ken longed to do ...

The Wheels Have It

December 8, 2016

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— A cup of coffee that is. Hayfields Cafe and Market held its final Cars and Coffee event of the year on Dec. 4, and the weather was just fine.

Those who came in with a cool car got to enjoy a free cup of coffee, courtesy of the house. There certainly was no shortage of unique cars to experience!

North Salem Candy Cane Run Planned

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) -- A popular holiday tradition is returning to North Salem.

The Croton Falls Fire Department has announced the return of its annual candy cane run where Santa rides atop its fleet of fire trucks through the many neighborhoods of North Salem, spreading goodwill and Christmas cheer to all.

It will be held Sunday, Dec. 18. The streets and times are listed ...

Santa Pays a Visit to Lions Club

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Jolly ol’ Saint Nick put in an appearance at the North Salem Lions Club on Dec. 3, spreading Christmas cheer for dozens of youngsters in North Salem. Organizers estimate upwards of 100 children turned up for breakfast and photos with Santa.

Schoolhouse Theater strives for authenticity

(CROTON FALLS, N.Y.) --For many, including owner and founder Lee Pope, The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls has been the Little Engine That Could. The former public elementary school, decommissioned in the mid 1970’s, spent a short time as a school for special kids before Pope fell in love with the schoolhouse and purchased it for use as a gallery space in 1983. After wondering what she could ...

League of Women Voters to Hold Electoral College Seminar

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) --Abolish the Electoral College?

This is the question that will be explored at a local League of Women Voters event on Tuesday, Dec.13. The League of Women Voters of North East Westchester (LWVNEW) is holding its annual holiday luncheon at La Camelia Restaurant in Mount Kisco. Professor Jeanne Zaino, Ph.D., will give a comprehensive presentation on the electoral college and ...

North Salem Woman Named to Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The room-sized rug in Helen Culen’s childhood home was sewn together using a book full of rug samples her father took from work as a custodian at Rockefeller Center.

The 87-year-old Culen was born mere months before the 1929 stock market crash that plunged America into the Great Depression. Her father, Joseph Wolf, had been a tailor, but the combination of bad ...

North Salem SAT and ACT Scores on the Rise

November 29, 2016

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) -- Members of the North Salem Board of Education were given an in-depth look at student SAT and ACT performance at their Nov. 9 meeting.

The district’s assistant superintendent for instruction and human services, Dr. Michael Hibbard, told board members that North Salem High School students continue to perform well on both college preparatory exams and have seen ...

Students celebrate history through costumes

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) --The halls of North Salem Middle/High School were alive with history recently.

They were invaded by historical figures such as Medusa, Albert Einstein and Fu Hao on Halloween as sixth grade students transformed themselves into these and other characters as part of the school's annual Historical Halloween Costume Contest.

“Our amazing sixth grade team has a problem that ...

North Salem Students Hold Election

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.)  -- Students from the North Salem Middle/High School held an election on Nov. 8, complete with voting booths,and elected Hillary Clinton as president of the United States. 

A total of 510 students took part in the balloting. Ninety-seven percent of the middle school voted, while 72 percent of high school students participated.

Of the ballots cast, 43 ...

Schoolhouse Theater strives for authenticity

December 7, 2016

(CROTON FALLS, N.Y.) --For many, including owner and founder Lee Pope, The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls has been the Little Engine That Could. The former public elementary school, decommissioned in the mid 1970’s, spent a short time as a school for special kids before Pope fell in love with the schoolhouse and purchased it for use as a gallery space in 1983. After wondering what she could ...

Somers Custom Framing & Gift Marks 10th Anniversary

Somers Custom Framing & Gift will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Dec. 15, and the way its owners—Ken and Ginny Ryan—see it, their first decade in business has been a resounding success. 

The store has three components to its business: framing, printing and gifts.

The couple began their professional careers in the direct-mail marketing business, but Ken longed to do ...

Public Hearing Slated on Town Budget

December 2, 2016

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The preliminary budget for the Town of North Salem will be discussed in a public hearing on Dec. 6. at the town meeting room at 66 June Road.

The $9 million spending plan covers all of the town and district expenses and is under the state-imposed tax cap.  The New York State tax cap for North Salem for 2017 was .95 percent which equated to $59,910.  This ...

New York officially joins National Popular Vote Pact

(ALBANY,N.Y.)  -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo  has signed legislation that secures New York’s place on the list of states that have joined National Popular Vote compact. By signing this legislation, Cuomo seeks to guarantee that every vote in every state will matter in every presidential election. 

The bill modifies legislation signed by Cuomo in 2014 that added New York to an ...

North Salem Tamed by Brewster in Opener

December 7, 2016

BREWSTER, N.Y.— Despite enduring a 56-14 defeat to the Brewster Bears in its first game on Wednesday, Nov. 30, North Salem’s girls basketball team left it all out on the court.

“They were a very big team,” North Salem coach Eric Buzzetto said. “But I think we hustled really well. That’s one thing we did well today. At times, we outhustled them, which is ...

North Salem Has Eyes Set on Section Title

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Hungry for another chance to win the Class C section title this season, the North Salem boys basketball team brings back 10 players, including five seniors, from last year’s squad that fell in the semifinals to Alexander Hamilton at the Westchester County Center.

Head coach Henry Sassone has been through it all. He knows that his Tigers have a fighting chance to ...

North Salem Short in Size but Big in Heart

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The North Salem girls basketball team will have a different look when it takes the court for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Last season’s squad used its size as a strength, but this season, athleticism and versatility will be the key areas.

Coach Eric Buzzetto, who enters his eighth season, is encouraged by the progress of the team so far in practice and its two ...

Heroin Overdose Drug Recalled

November 29, 2016

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) -- State Health Department officials are warning first responders and the public that the manufacturer of the MAD300 Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device used as part of the naloxone (NARCAN) delivery system, has issued a recall for its product.

Teleflex Medical has recalled some nasal atomizers distributed in Narcan kits after Jan. 1, 2016. The Westchester County ...

Somers Custom Framing & Gift Marks 10th Anniversary

November 25, 2016

Somers Custom Framing & Gift will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Dec. 15, and the way its owners—Ken and Ginny Ryan—see it, their first decade in business has been a resounding success. 

The store has three components to its business: framing, printing and gifts.

The couple began their professional careers in the direct-mail marketing business, but Ken longed to do ...

Fire District Votes Slated

December 8, 2016

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Fire commissioner votes are being held next week in the Croton Falls and Goldens Bridge Fire Districts.

Both races are uncontested.

In Croton Falls, Fire Commissioner elections will be held on Tuesday Dec. 13 from 6-9 p.m. at the North Salem Substation, 301 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY. Mark Morin is running uncontested for the term that begins Jan. 1, 2017, and ...

North Salem Candy Cane Run Planned

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) -- A popular holiday tradition is returning to North Salem.

The Croton Falls Fire Department has announced the return of its annual candy cane run where Santa rides atop its fleet of fire trucks through the many neighborhoods of North Salem, spreading goodwill and Christmas cheer to all.

It will be held Sunday, Dec. 18. The streets and times are listed ...

Croton Falls Fire Department: A Look Back

(Croton Falls, N.Y.) -- The Croton Falls Fire Department’s (CFFD) new home on Sun Valley Drive may be just one year old, but the department itself will soon celebrate its 125th anniversary.

It all began at Abrams’ Drug Store on Dec. 5, 1892. A designated committee agreed that the growing frequency of brush and barn fires warranted an active firefighting service. Secretary W. H.

League of Women Voters to Hold Electoral College Seminar

December 6, 2016

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) --Abolish the Electoral College?

This is the question that will be explored at a local League of Women Voters event on Tuesday, Dec.13. The League of Women Voters of North East Westchester (LWVNEW) is holding its annual holiday luncheon at La Camelia Restaurant in Mount Kisco. Professor Jeanne Zaino, Ph.D., will give a comprehensive presentation on the electoral college and ...

New York officially joins National Popular Vote Pact

(ALBANY,N.Y.)  -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo  has signed legislation that secures New York’s place on the list of states that have joined National Popular Vote compact. By signing this legislation, Cuomo seeks to guarantee that every vote in every state will matter in every presidential election. 

The bill modifies legislation signed by Cuomo in 2014 that added New York to an ...

Aronchick Wins Town Board Seat

Democrat Martin Aronchick is the apparent winner in the race for a seat on the North Salem Town Board.

With 99 percent of votes counted, Aronchick is leading Republican Frank Caputo 53-47 percent, according to unofficial election results from the Westchester County Board of Elections. Aronchick garnered 1,204 votes to Caputo's 1,142.

Aronchick will fill a seat on the North Salem ...

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Trump: Our Crony-Capitalist-in-Chief

I’ve spent a few weeks defending President-elect Trump and Republican voters, but I promised our readers after the election that I was no partisan hack and I would call ’em as I see ’em.

So please, somebody tell me, where in the U.S. Constitution does the president have the authority to tell a business that they can’t move outside our country? Democratic societies have ...

2 Hollowbrook Place, Cortlandt

2 Hollowbrook Place, Cortlandt
$550,000.00

This unique 3 family home boasts tremendous curb appeal with a stone and brick exterior. Each unit offers 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 updated full bath, updated kitchens, separate entrances and separate patios. Two of the three units have beautiful brick and stone fireplaces that create a warm and cozy atmosphere in the living rooms. There is plenty ...

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The Lost Art of Listening

“Everybody’s talkin’ at me, I don’t hear a word they’re saying, Only the echoes of my mind.”
–Harry Nilsson

Now there’s a song for our time. If the terrifically talented Harry Nilsson were alive today, he could write an inverted sequel, “Nobody’s listening to me, they don’t hear a word I’m saying…”

Are you ...

Beckerman's Theory of Everything

Any armchair theoretical physicist knows that Stephen Hawking has pursued a lifelong quest to come up with a Theory of Everything. This all-encompassing theory would tie together general relativity (large scale and high mass galaxies, stars, etc), quantum theory (quantum mechanics, quarks, atoms, subatomic particles) and Newtonian physics (gravity on small bodies, gas laws, electromagnetism) to ...

Fire District Votes Slated

December 8, 2016

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Fire commissioner votes are being held next week in the Croton Falls and Goldens Bridge Fire Districts.

Both races are uncontested.

In Croton Falls, Fire Commissioner elections will be held on Tuesday Dec. 13 from 6-9 p.m. at the North Salem Substation, 301 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY. Mark Morin is running uncontested for the term that begins Jan. 1, 2017, and ...

Putnam Chorale December 4 Concert

November 30, 2016

The Putnam Chorale, Douglas Anderson, Director, will perform the entire composition of Handel’s masterpiece, oratorio, The Messiah on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  The concert will take place at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Brewster, commencing at 3:00 P.M.  As usual, a full orchestra will accompany the Chorale and professional soloists will perform the solo ...