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$410K Approved for Purdys Train Station

April 26, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— A nearly $410,000 grant that North Salem had sought to make safety improvements at the Purdys Metro-North Train Station has been approved.

In 2016, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) made $98.7 million in funding available to support bicycle, pedestrian, multi-use path and transportation projects as well as projects that reduce congestion and meet ...

Patriots and Redcoats: The Battle of Ridgefield

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Supposedly neutral ground, North Salem during the Revolution was anything but, and the war severely tested the mettle of our residents. Some patriot families had loyalist neighbors, and sometimes opposing sides even lived under the same roof. British spies were everywhere.  Farmers feared for their lives and stock as British cowboys stole animals and raided supplies.

For Troop 2853, It’s All About Community

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The girls in third grade Brownie Girl Scout Troop 2853 in North Salem have been very active discovering their community over these past few years.  After learning about the community they live in, the girls wanted to come up with a way to give back.

“These girls love to read,” said troop leader Amy Golisano. “And they also enjoy doing all kinds ...

An Eggciting Time Was Had by All

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The North Salem Lions Club held its annual Easter egg hunt on April 8 at Pequenakonck Elementary School.

Egg hunts were organized by various age groups. The weather was cooperative, with temperatures in the mid 60s.

For more photos, visit TAPintoNorthSalem.net.

Croton Falls Fire Department Hosts Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

CROTON FALLS, N.Y.— The Croton Falls Fire Department held its annual breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Sunday April 9.

Residents old and young alike got to enjoy a hot, filling breakfast and some fun time with the Easter Bunny.

Police Called to Croton Falls Train Station

(CROTON FALLS, N.Y.) -- MTA Police were called to the Croton Falls Metro-North train station for a report of an emotionally disturbed person on Friday.

Spokesperson Nancy Gammerman said police were called to the station around 8:24 a.m. and that the situation was under control by 8:34. No one was injured and the incident did not disrupt train service.

No arrests were made.

Board of Ed Approves New School Budget

April 29, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The North Salem Board of Education unanimously approved a school budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year at its meeting on April 18.

The nearly $42 million spending plan calls for an additional $816,000 in spending over this year’s budget and contains no major cuts in personnel or curriculum initiatives. Projected non-tax revenue for the 2017-18 budget is a little ...

The Times Are A-Changing

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Big changes are coming at the end of the 2016-2017 school year with the planned retirement of three longtime school administrators in the North Salem Central School District.

High School Principal, Dr. Patricia Cyganovich, and Assistant Principal, Dr. George Bovino, have announced their retirements, saying that after 30 years with the school district, it’s time ...

Tri-State Consortium to Visit School District

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The Tri-State Consortium is in town this week for a three day meeting with teachers, administrators and parents at the North Salem Central School District.

The consortium, which was formed in 1992, works with high-performing school districts that want to go beyond state and national tests and come up with creative solutions to guide and instruct students. It consists ...

Music is Life for North Salem Band ‘Gilbert’

April 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Most of guitarist Justin Giacchetto’s gigs are at bars.

Of course, the North Salem High School junior gets a big kick out of that, along with his even younger bandmates: Wilson Yarnall, 15, on bass; Eddie Fiscella, 15, on keyboard; Tara Curran, 14, on vocals; and Owen Hughes, 13, on drums.

“I actually always thought that we couldn’t play in ...

North Salem Engineering Whiz Gains National Attention

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Tinkering and building things are a way of life for 13-year-old Ryan Cindrich. Whenever something breaks in his North Salem home, no matter how complex, the 8th grader starts researching and then grabs his toolbox and gets to work. He welcomes the challenge.

“Whenever I see something that’s tedious, I think, how can I make this easier to work with? And I ...

North Salem Artist Commissioned for Justice Portrait

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— A portrait commissioned by Chief Justice Jonathan Lippman of the Appellate Court of the State of New York was unveiled April 3 at the Appellate Court in Albany.

Artist Daniel Greene created the portrait after Judge Lippman posed for him in his North Salem studio. The ceremony unveiling the portrait was attended by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The portrait now ...

Croton Falls Fire Department Takes Part in Charity Tournament

April 18, 2017

CROTON FALLS, N.Y.— Members of the Croton Falls Fire Department participated in a charity fundraising event to benefit the Carmel Fire Department on March 26. The bowling fundraiser was held at Spins Bowl on Old Route 6 in Carmel. Carmel Bowl 3/26/17

The following CFFD members participated:

Team 1

Justin Blauvelt

Mark McCabe

Jonathan Rizzo

Trish Gallagher

Team ...

Lawmakers Want State to Force Release of Trump Tax Returns

April 26, 2017

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) – Westchester Assemblyman David Buchwald (D-Westchester) and State Sen. Brad Hoylman  (D-Manhattan) have introduced legislation that would require the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) to release income tax information and returns, including the President of the United States.
The bill would require the most recent five years of tax returns ...

$410K Approved for Purdys Train Station

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— A nearly $410,000 grant that North Salem had sought to make safety improvements at the Purdys Metro-North Train Station has been approved.

In 2016, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) made $98.7 million in funding available to support bicycle, pedestrian, multi-use path and transportation projects as well as projects that reduce congestion and meet ...

State Budget Includes Road Repair Money for North Salem

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— With the harsh winter weather apparently behind us, we’re getting a closer look at the many potholes left behind and roadways in need of repair.

As part of the State Department of Transportation’s consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program known as CHIPS, Westchester County will receive $3.48 million to help repave its roads. Of that amount, ...

North Salem E-Waste Collection Event Deemed a Success

April 21, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— North Salem residents turned out in force on April 1 for an e-waste day hosted by the North Salem Improvement Society.

Organizers said the event, which traditionally had been held during the week, was held on a weekend day to enable more residents to get rid of their electronic waste. 

Close to 100 carloads of e-waste were brought to the town’s recycling ...

North Salem Falls to Croton-Harmon

April 29, 2017

CROTON, N.Y.— North Salem’s boys lacrosse team lost to Croton-Harmon 10-8 on the road on April 22.

Jake Lanyi paced the Tigers with a three-goal effort. Kenny Martin dished out three assists.

The Tigers hosted Rye Neck on April 26 and head to Haldane for a 7 p.m. game on Friday, April 28.

 

Rainy Day Blues for North Salem at John Jay

CROSS RIVER, N.Y.— Over the course of a season, eventually every baseball team has a bad day, and that was the case for the North Salem varsity team as it traveled to John Jay-Cross River on Saturday. A rainy day, a muddy field, one bad inning and the Tigers suffered their first loss of the season after winning their first six games.

It started out well for the Tigers with the score tied ...

North Salem Roars to Pair of Thrilling Wins

PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y.— To say the least, it was an exciting week on the field for the North Salem girls lacrosse team as it netted two one-goal victories.

The Tigers defeated host Putnam Valley 13-12 on Friday, April 21, to improve to 6-1.

Catrina Cantarella forced a turnover with just 46 ticks left on the clock. North Salem stalled, ran down the clock and Grace Curran scored on a free ...

Police Called to Croton Falls Train Station

April 21, 2017

(CROTON FALLS, N.Y.) -- MTA Police were called to the Croton Falls Metro-North train station for a report of an emotionally disturbed person on Friday.

Spokesperson Nancy Gammerman said police were called to the station around 8:24 a.m. and that the situation was under control by 8:34. No one was injured and the incident did not disrupt train service.

No arrests were made.

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Wanted: Life Saver

Only half of humanity can give birth—the female half—but both men and women can give life by donating a kidney to someone whose survival rests on receiving a healthy organ. 

In America today, there are more than 100,000 people hoping to be on the receiving end of a life-saving kidney. For now, their names are on a waiting list. One of those names is Henry (“Hank”) ...

A Plant by Any Other Name

“What do you think of our new succulent? I asked my husband as I presented the small plant resting on our family room coffee table. I had decided to take the leap from plastic plants to live ones and figured this would be one I couldn’t kill too easily.

He looked at it and scrunched up his face.

“It’s okay… but can you get something else?” He ...

Are Private Schools Required to Provide Accommodations and Interventions =?

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 can 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 ...

Police Called to Croton Falls Train Station

April 21, 2017

(CROTON FALLS, N.Y.) -- MTA Police were called to the Croton Falls Metro-North train station for a report of an emotionally disturbed person on Friday.

Spokesperson Nancy Gammerman said police were called to the station around 8:24 a.m. and that the situation was under control by 8:34. No one was injured and the incident did not disrupt train service.

No arrests were made.