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North Salem Senior Cherishes Unforgettable Bonds with ‘Dream Team’

November 18, 2017

North Salem senior Natalie Intrieri was a midfielder and team captain on the varsity field hockey team.

The team had a very strong season, won a league title and reached the section semifinals. How did you feel about the season overall?

Overall, the season was very fun, successful and competitive. Winning 14 games in the regular season felt so rewarding and we as a team played well ...

Sports Are Leading Cause of Youth Eye Injuries

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Active children have the advantage of being in good physical shape and keeping their weight in check. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say one in five children are considered overweight or obese, but being engaged in a sport or other activity promotes exercise, which can be a good thing for both physical and mental health. 

Although playing ...

Freshman Phenom: Jolley Qualifies for States

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y.— Coach Nick Kowgios knew he had something special on his hands when Ava Jolley showed up for North Salem’s first cross-country practice.

She hasn’t stopped impressing him ever since.

Jolley finished fourth at the Section 1 championships in the Class C race to become the first girl in North Salem history to qualify for states in cross-country on ...

Friends of Karen helps kids celebrate birthdays

November 17, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Birthdays only come once a year, and Friends of Karen is ensuring that as many children as possible receive the means to celebrate them.

The North Salem based charity organization teamed up with The Birthday Box of New York, a non-profit organization that provides children in need with boxes of birthday supplies, to host a two-hour “fun” session for children 12 ...

Arrest Made in Murder of North Salem's Lois Colley

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Two years after the murder of North Salem resident Lois Colley, authorities announced today that an arrest was made.

Esdras Marroquin Gomez, a former laborer who had worked on Colley's 300-acre estate, was arraigned today before Judge Barbara Zambelli on an indictment charging him with second-degree murder for the Nov. 9 murder of Colley in 2015.

Gomez pleaded ...

North Salem Historians Revisit Purdys of Yore, More

The annual meeting of the North Salem Historical Society (NSHS) was a history buff’s dream come true. While the evening’s presentation of old photographs and stories of when the area was a patchwork of dairy farms linked by dirt roads were enough to satisfy, organizers said the dinner was the highlight of the evening.
“The potluck dinner has been a popular feature of our ...

'I Hate Shakespeare' Hits North Salem School Stage

November 12, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Twenty three of North Salem’s sixth, seventh and eighth graders gave the audience a rundown of Shakespeare’s classics on Friday night in “I Hate Shakespeare,” a play by Steph DeFerie.
The crowd was in stitches as some of The Bard’s beloved characters played their well-known role while cast in modern-day scenarios.
Juliet, of “Romeo and ...

North Salem Teen's Joke Turns Charitable Opportunity in Somers' School

SOMERS, N.Y.--What started out as a joke among five friends who attend John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers has morphed into something they can be far more proud of: a 250-member group determined to do good.

The John Stamos Cooking Club is no more. Firmly planted in its stead is The Giving Tree.
In its first act, the club could have been characterized as the non-committal, ...

Local talent showcased at Schoolhouse Theater

November 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. —The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls opened its doors to the community for a free four-hour concert on Oct. 27.
Organized by Somers residents Adam Bernier and Jacque Roche, the event featured four musical acts—all local performers—whose performances spanned a range of genres.
The first to hit the stage was Joe Disto, an acoustic and electronic musician ...

North Salem Youth Engages in Theatrical Bewitchery

A staged reading of “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller was held Oct. 20 and 21 in the Muscoot Farm Straw Barn, which dates from the 1800s. The reading was presented by the Friends of Muscoot, directed by Christine DiTota and produced by Mary Roberts. The character of Betty was played by Eowyn Keenan, a sixth grader at North Salem Middle School. In the play, Betty, along with her cousin ...

'I Hate Shakespeare' Hits North Salem School Stage

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Twenty three of North Salem’s sixth, seventh and eighth graders gave the audience a rundown of Shakespeare’s classics on Friday night in “I Hate Shakespeare,” a play by Steph DeFerie.
The crowd was in stitches as some of The Bard’s beloved characters played their well-known role while cast in modern-day scenarios.
Juliet, of “Romeo and ...

Friends of Karen helps kids celebrate birthdays

November 17, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Birthdays only come once a year, and Friends of Karen is ensuring that as many children as possible receive the means to celebrate them.

The North Salem based charity organization teamed up with The Birthday Box of New York, a non-profit organization that provides children in need with boxes of birthday supplies, to host a two-hour “fun” session for children 12 ...

North Salem Teen's Joke Turns Charitable Opportunity in Somers' School

SOMERS, N.Y.--What started out as a joke among five friends who attend John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers has morphed into something they can be far more proud of: a 250-member group determined to do good.

The John Stamos Cooking Club is no more. Firmly planted in its stead is The Giving Tree.
In its first act, the club could have been characterized as the non-committal, ...

Democrats Sweep County Elections: North Salem Parties comment

November 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.—Democrats performed well in the Nov. 7 election, winning contested races across Westchester County.
According to unofficial results, Democrats won 12 of the 17 district races for the county Board of Legislators.

Incumbent Republican County Legislator Francis Corcoran was defeated by Democrat Kitley Covill, 8,419-6,792 in the District 2 race, which covers North Salem ...

Arrest Made in Murder of North Salem's Lois Colley

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Two years after the murder of North Salem resident Lois Colley, authorities announced today that an arrest was made.

Esdras Marroquin Gomez, a former laborer who had worked on Colley's 300-acre estate, was arraigned today before Judge Barbara Zambelli on an indictment charging him with second-degree murder for the Nov. 9 murder of Colley in 2015.

Gomez pleaded ...

State OKs Reducing Speed Limit on North Salem Road

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Now that the once notoriously bumpy Bloomer Road has been improved and resurfaced, the Town Board has expressed concerns that the going just might be too smooth for motorists. And on Nov. 2, the state Department of Transportation approved the town’s petition to lower the speed limit.

“We were concerned it was going to be too fast,” Supervisor Warren Lucas ...

Arrest Made in Murder of North Salem's Lois Colley

November 13, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Two years after the murder of North Salem resident Lois Colley, authorities announced today that an arrest was made.

Esdras Marroquin Gomez, a former laborer who had worked on Colley's 300-acre estate, was arraigned today before Judge Barbara Zambelli on an indictment charging him with second-degree murder for the Nov. 9 murder of Colley in 2015.

Gomez pleaded ...

Arrest Made in Murder of North Salem's Lois Colley

November 13, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Two years after the murder of North Salem resident Lois Colley, authorities announced today that an arrest was made.

Esdras Marroquin Gomez, a former laborer who had worked on Colley's 300-acre estate, was arraigned today before Judge Barbara Zambelli on an indictment charging him with second-degree murder for the Nov. 9 murder of Colley in 2015.

Gomez pleaded ...

Tropical Storm Topples Trees, Power Lines in North Salem

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--October went out with bang, thanks to a tropical storm that ravaged the East Coast at the end of October, leaving many Westchester residents without power on Oct. 30 and some even longer.

Lights started going out on the night of Oct. 29 as winds reached 57 mph and knocked down trees and tree limbs, which damaged utility poles. Thousands of NYSEG customers in Westchester, ...

Democrats Sweep County Elections: North Salem Parties comment

November 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.—Democrats performed well in the Nov. 7 election, winning contested races across Westchester County.
According to unofficial results, Democrats won 12 of the 17 district races for the county Board of Legislators.

Incumbent Republican County Legislator Francis Corcoran was defeated by Democrat Kitley Covill, 8,419-6,792 in the District 2 race, which covers North Salem ...

Good Night For Westchester County Dems

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Democrats in county races performed well last night.

Incumbent Republican County Legislator Francis Corcoran in the District 2 race (which covers North Salem and a small portion of Somers) was defeated by Democrat Kitley Covill, 8,212-6,614. 

Democrat incumbent Michael Kaplowitz (District 4), which represents parts of Yorktown and Somers, was ...

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Touche!

(This week’s column is a response to a letter sent by Sy Globerman on a previous column by Herb Geller criticizing President Trump’s response to the crisis in Puerto Rico.)

Dear Sy:
Thank you, thank you for your letter “Rebuttals in Absentia” in the Nov. 2 issue of the North Salem News. You really helped me, Sy. My editor told me that I didn’t send her my column ...

Draining Swamps Everywhere You Look

Kingpins are falling all over the country. Every day, and another major industry is up in lights with its swamp-like belly now exposed. Whether it’s the NFL, which has alienated much of the passionate fan base that pays its bills, by allowing unpopular protests during game time. Or like Hollywood, it’s an industry full of unprosecuted serial abusers that “everyone knew ...

Why Smart People Get Stuck When Organizing

“I didn’t go to college to learn how to organize!”  “If I’m so smart, then why can’t I do this!?”  “I used to be organized, until I had kids!” That’s what people tell me when I meet them for the first time. Usually, these feeling are expressed with some frustration and bewilderment. 

There are a couple of issues at play ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, November 19, 10:00 AM

DoubleTree by Hilton, Tarrytown

Awaken Wellness Fair

Health & Wellness

Sun, November 19, 10:00 AM

North Salem Lions Community Center, North Salem

North Salem League Holiday Food Drive

Giving Back

Sun, November 19, 8:00 PM

WCT - Westchester Collaborative Theater, Ossining

WCT presents "Fractured Family Tales"

Arts & Entertainment

Get Your Gig On

It’s understandable that when people see empty storefronts, they infer it’s the mark of economic malaise. It is not. What’s not taken into account by jumping to that conclusion is that times change, marketplace dynamics change, shopping habits change.

Consumers are spending money, all right, just in different places and in different ways. A storefront that made sense in past ...

One More Doggone Diet

“I caught the dog looking at himself in the full-length mirror today,” I said to my husband. “I think he’s feeling a little self-conscious about his thighs. And he’s worried about putting on weight over the holidays.”

“The dog is worried?” my husband asked.

“Yes, he's noticed that he’s put on a few pounds since Halloween and he ...

Arrest Made in Murder of North Salem's Lois Colley

November 13, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Two years after the murder of North Salem resident Lois Colley, authorities announced today that an arrest was made.

Esdras Marroquin Gomez, a former laborer who had worked on Colley's 300-acre estate, was arraigned today before Judge Barbara Zambelli on an indictment charging him with second-degree murder for the Nov. 9 murder of Colley in 2015.

Gomez pleaded ...