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North Salem Equine Rescue Tastes 'Victory'

July 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Sharon Kress, founder of North Salem’s Our Farm Equine Rescue, found a way to make a great opportunity even better. First, the organization was selected to be one of the main beneficiaries of the 2017 Victory Cup Farm Bash that was held Saturday, July 15, in Patterson. Then, with access to hundreds of equestrian lovers in one place, Kress partnered with the estate of ...

Murphy Shines in Tie with Panas

PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. — North Salem played a hard-fought game that ended in a 0-0 tie against Walter Panas on June 28 in the Lakeland Girls Summer Soccer League at Putnam Valley High School.

One of the reasons why the Tigers were able to hold the Panthers scoreless was the stellar play of rising junior sweeper Jenna Murphy.

Murphy said that being able to play in the summer league is ...

Stetson-Bound Goalie has High Lacrosse IQ

North Salem graduate Kiera McCarthy was the starting goalie and a team captain on the varsity girls lacrosse team.

How old were you when you started playing lacrosse?

I started playing lacrosse in sixth grade.

What do you think are your strengths as a goalie?

One of my biggest strengths is my high lax IQ and ability to anticipate plays being made. I watch, play and coach a lot of ...

Repaving to Relieve Route 684 Noise Pollution for North Salem Residents

July 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Sen. Terrence Murphy recently announced that $62.2 million in state funds have been awarded to pave and repair miles of state roadways across the Hudson Valley this year. While North Salem’s town-owned roads will not see improvements, Supervisor Warren Lucas said the residents of North Salem will still benefit.

According to Murphy’s June 6 announcement, ...

'Jellyfish' to Help Manage Peach Lake Phosphorus Levels

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Officials have been working since winter with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the East of Hudson Watershed Corp. to lower the concentration of phosphorus in Peach Lake. The installation of filtration devices that reduce phosphorous is now complete.

The installation wrapped up about a month ago, town Supervisor Warren Lucas said, with just a few ...

North Salem Officials Compromise on Immigration Resolution

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--The North Salem Town Board last week voted 4 to 1 on a resolution reaffirming the town’s policy of “protecting the safety and welfare of all” of its residents.

“I think we’re at a point where the majority of the board can agree on it,” Supervisor Warren Lucas said at the July 11 board meeting as he segued into a discussion about the ...

Beautification Project Takes Root in Purdys

PURDYS, N.Y.--The North Salem Improvement Society and members of Boy Scout Troop 1 recently worked hand in hand in 90-degree heat to restore the beauty of the village green in the hamlet of Purdys by weeding, planting and mulching the triangle. 
Procured locally at Harvest Moon, the flowers for the June 25 project were deer- and draught-resistant perennials that will add splashes of color ...

North Salem Graduate's Yearbook Quote Goes Viral

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--North Salem graduate Mason Goodman’s love for pancakes is making headlines.
Goodman, who graduated last month, had a unique quote in his senior yearbook. A complete from-scratch pancake recipe!
His creative flair has not gone unnoticed on social media.

It has garnered more than 70,000 likes on the Instagram page of his sister, Amber Goodmann, tens of thousands of ...

The Toss That Launched North Salem Native's Military Career

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Described by loved ones as decisive and confident, Craig Massello appeared to contradict those characteristics when he left the direction of his military career up to a coin toss at the end of flight school in the late 1990s.

Looking back, the North Salem native said he actually was confident in either option: one side nudged him to fly fixed-wing planes and the other ...

North Salem names top administrators at middle/high schools

July 13, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Former Mahopac Middle School Principal Vincent DiGrandi will take the helm next month of North Salem’s combined middle and high schools, the school board voted this week.

The veteran administrator succeeds Dr. Patricia Cyganovich, who retired as the schools’ principal this spring along with Dr. George Bovino, the assistant principal. Both had served for 30 ...

North Salem Equine Rescue Tastes 'Victory'

July 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Sharon Kress, founder of North Salem’s Our Farm Equine Rescue, found a way to make a great opportunity even better. First, the organization was selected to be one of the main beneficiaries of the 2017 Victory Cup Farm Bash that was held Saturday, July 15, in Patterson. Then, with access to hundreds of equestrian lovers in one place, Kress partnered with the estate of ...

North Salem Graduate's Yearbook Quote Goes Viral

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--North Salem graduate Mason Goodman’s love for pancakes is making headlines.
Goodman, who graduated last month, had a unique quote in his senior yearbook. A complete from-scratch pancake recipe!
His creative flair has not gone unnoticed on social media.

It has garnered more than 70,000 likes on the Instagram page of his sister, Amber Goodmann, tens of thousands of ...

North Salem Equine Rescue Tastes 'Victory'

July 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Sharon Kress, founder of North Salem’s Our Farm Equine Rescue, found a way to make a great opportunity even better. First, the organization was selected to be one of the main beneficiaries of the 2017 Victory Cup Farm Bash that was held Saturday, July 15, in Patterson. Then, with access to hundreds of equestrian lovers in one place, Kress partnered with the estate of ...

Beautification Project Takes Root in Purdys

PURDYS, N.Y.--The North Salem Improvement Society and members of Boy Scout Troop 1 recently worked hand in hand in 90-degree heat to restore the beauty of the village green in the hamlet of Purdys by weeding, planting and mulching the triangle. 
Procured locally at Harvest Moon, the flowers for the June 25 project were deer- and draught-resistant perennials that will add splashes of color ...

Repaving to Relieve Route 684 Noise Pollution for North Salem Residents

July 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Sen. Terrence Murphy recently announced that $62.2 million in state funds have been awarded to pave and repair miles of state roadways across the Hudson Valley this year. While North Salem’s town-owned roads will not see improvements, Supervisor Warren Lucas said the residents of North Salem will still benefit.

According to Murphy’s June 6 announcement, ...

Shelter Sought for North Salem Police Vehicles

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--While members of the Police Department have found a new home in a former highway garage on June Road, its fleet of seven vehicles has not. Chief of Police Thomas Howley is working with the town to correct that.

“We’re just looking for a place to house those vehicles safely so we can do our job,” Howley said.

With the Building Department’s recent ...

'Jellyfish' to Help Manage Peach Lake Phosphorus Levels

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Officials have been working since winter with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the East of Hudson Watershed Corp. to lower the concentration of phosphorus in Peach Lake. The installation of filtration devices that reduce phosphorous is now complete.

The installation wrapped up about a month ago, town Supervisor Warren Lucas said, with just a few ...

Beautification Project Takes Root in Purdys

July 13, 2017

PURDYS, N.Y.--The North Salem Improvement Society and members of Boy Scout Troop 1 recently worked hand in hand in 90-degree heat to restore the beauty of the village green in the hamlet of Purdys by weeding, planting and mulching the triangle. 
Procured locally at Harvest Moon, the flowers for the June 25 project were deer- and draught-resistant perennials that will add splashes of color ...

Repaving to Relieve Route 684 Noise Pollution for North Salem Residents

July 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Sen. Terrence Murphy recently announced that $62.2 million in state funds have been awarded to pave and repair miles of state roadways across the Hudson Valley this year. While North Salem’s town-owned roads will not see improvements, Supervisor Warren Lucas said the residents of North Salem will still benefit.

According to Murphy’s June 6 announcement, ...

'Jellyfish' to Help Manage Peach Lake Phosphorus Levels

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Officials have been working since winter with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the East of Hudson Watershed Corp. to lower the concentration of phosphorus in Peach Lake. The installation of filtration devices that reduce phosphorous is now complete.

The installation wrapped up about a month ago, town Supervisor Warren Lucas said, with just a few ...

North Salem Officials Compromise on Immigration Resolution

July 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--The North Salem Town Board last week voted 4 to 1 on a resolution reaffirming the town’s policy of “protecting the safety and welfare of all” of its residents.

“I think we’re at a point where the majority of the board can agree on it,” Supervisor Warren Lucas said at the July 11 board meeting as he segued into a discussion about the ...

Shelter Sought for North Salem Police Vehicles

July 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--While members of the Police Department have found a new home in a former highway garage on June Road, its fleet of seven vehicles has not. Chief of Police Thomas Howley is working with the town to correct that.

“We’re just looking for a place to house those vehicles safely so we can do our job,” Howley said.

With the Building Department’s recent ...

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A Community of Charities

Chambers of commerce like those in Yorktown, Somers, Mahopac-Carmel and elsewhere have a vital purpose in supporting and promoting a healthy, growing economy composed of local businesses that are predicated on the profit motive.

At the same time, points out Deb Milone, executive director of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, “Our region has a large nonprofit business ...

Walk This Way

My husband and I had been circling the narrow cobblestone streets of a small village in Spain for 15 minutes looking for parking, with no success. Every spot was either “no parking” or “no standing” or some other restriction we couldn’t make out because the signs were in Spanish and the only two words we knew in Spanish were parking and standing.

Finally, we ...

How to Prepare for Parent-Teacher Meetings

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 Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) or Committee on Special Education (CSE) ...

Thank You Herb Geller

July 11, 2017

As a longtime fan of Herb Geller's column, I would like to express my solidarity with his viewpoints on the current state of our nation. There was some backlash after Mr. Geller's mentioning Hillary Clinton's winning the popular vote—lots of rehashing of Clinton's bad campaign management, with no mention of the outside forces that certainly played a role, as well as ...

Shelter Sought for North Salem Police Vehicles

July 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--While members of the Police Department have found a new home in a former highway garage on June Road, its fleet of seven vehicles has not. Chief of Police Thomas Howley is working with the town to correct that.

“We’re just looking for a place to house those vehicles safely so we can do our job,” Howley said.

With the Building Department’s recent ...

Senior Hall of Fame Nominations Sought in North Salem

July 13, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The North Salem Department of Recreation is seeking nominations of persons 60 years of age and older for the Westchester Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.
The person nominated must live in Westchester and must have made a significant contribution to improve the quality of life in Westchester County.
The nominee must also:
• be an outstanding leader or advocate.
• ...