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Mittelstadt Earns Win No. 400 for North Salem Softball

April 20, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — The best things in life are worth waiting for, and 33-year head softball coach Bob Mittelstadt has produced winning season after winning season to reach his latest feat of notching 400 career victories at North Salem.

Mittelstadt’s Tigers held on to defeat visiting Alexander Hamilton, 10-7, on Friday afternoon at Pequenakonck Elementary School.

One of the ...

Residents Pin Power Problems on System, Not Storms

April 26, 2018

For most, the persistent power outages through the March nor’easters meant spoiled food, days off school and no internet or TV. But for those with relatives in nursing homes in North Salem or without water or heat at Heritage Hills in Somers, the consequences were much more dire.

Lydia Howie of Somers was one of more than a dozen people at a public forum on Thursday, April 19, at ...

North Salem hosts 18th congressional candidate James O’Donnell

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - On Wednesday, April 18, the North Salem Republicans hosted a Meet the Candidate evening with the 18th District congressional candidate James O’Donnell. Republican civic leaders came together from neighboring towns in Orange, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties to support O’Donnell’s candidacy.
More than 75 people came out on Wednesday night to meet ...

PQ playground update

The following is an update on the Pequenakonck Elementary School playground from Superintendent Ken Freeston:

The North Salem School District’s facilities committee met on Monday, April 16, and decided that the most efficient way to complete the septic project is to go out to bid for the remaining work.

The septic project is divided into four zones or quadrants which encompass both ...

Playground in Disrepair Angers Parents

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - New playground equipment is coming to Pequenakonck Elementary, though not fast enough for some parents.

The playground was torn up two years ago when the district underwent a project to replace its septic system and due to a number of obstacles, it’s still not complete.

Superintendent Ken Freeston said the state Department of Health held up some aspects project, ...

North Salem, Somers Come Together in Remembrance

SOMERS, N.Y. - On Wednesday, April 11, students, parents and community members gathered in the auditorium of Somers High School for a somber evening of reflection, commemoration and celebration.

The night, “An Evening of Remembrance,” was put together by the Somers Holocaust Memorial Commission, an organization devoted to helping to educate the youth about the Holocaust and other ...

Girl Scout Gets Gold

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Jenna Murphy of North Salem's Troop 2025 project, De-stress for Success, focused on providing healthy ways for teens to reduce stress due to test anxiety, peer pressure and high expectations to succeed. Jenna developed a pamphlet which she presented to numerous student groups and distributed throughout the community and which may be used in her school's health classes.

PQ playground update

April 24, 2018

The following is an update on the Pequenakonck Elementary School playground from Superintendent Ken Freeston:

The North Salem School District’s facilities committee met on Monday, April 16, and decided that the most efficient way to complete the septic project is to go out to bid for the remaining work.

The septic project is divided into four zones or quadrants which encompass both ...

Playground in Disrepair Angers Parents

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - New playground equipment is coming to Pequenakonck Elementary, though not fast enough for some parents.

The playground was torn up two years ago when the district underwent a project to replace its septic system and due to a number of obstacles, it’s still not complete.

Superintendent Ken Freeston said the state Department of Health held up some aspects project, ...

Pillow Projects

NORTH SALEM, SOMERS, N.Y. - Sixth graders got the chance to design their own pillows. The students first measured a 15-inch by 15-inch pillow, traced a half-inch seam allowance, constructed the pillow on the sewing machine, stuffed the pillow, then closed the hole with an overcast stitch.

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The power of less productivity

Many of the people I meet are trying to do too much. This can be in the domain of home, work or community groups. Often the problem is that these people volunteer to help but do so to their own detriment and then become overwhelmed and ineffective. I have clients who volunteer to join committees, run errands, do someone else’s job or say they will show up for an event when they should just ...

Time to Crank It Up!

It’s easy to get upset these days for any number of reasons. Still, hope springs eternal (even when we’ve given up hope of seeing spring). We live in a time of such grace and deference toward each other that a wimpy word like snowflake is the toughest insult that bullies can muster.  

We’ve all heard of the Bully Pulpit. That’s when somebody uses his leverage ...

‘Sister Act’: A Musical Like Nun Other

Of all the Broadway musicals I’ve seen over the years at Westchester Broadway Theatre, only a handful have elicited the noisily enthusiastic audience response I observed at the recent opening night of “Sister Act.”

There were outbursts of applause in the middle of some numbers, and several clever turns of phrase sprinkled in the dialogue landed squarely, to the delight of big ...

Closet Case

Not too long ago, if you said you had a room the size of a closet, it meant the space was probably pretty darn small. These days, however, it’s not uncommon to have a closet the size of a living room, with more sliding drawers, revolving racks and custom shoe trees than Barney’s or Bloomies or Kim Kardashian. So nowadays, if you tell someone you have a room the size of a closet, the ...

Cleaning the Empty Nest

Part of the shock of being a part-time empty nester is when the kids come back to visit and I have to watch my house transform overnight from a pristine haven of OCD goodness to a place that looks like an explosion happened at Forever 21.

After my kids moved mostly out, I put away whatever tchotchkes they chose to leave behind and then I put on a hazmat suit and cleaned their rooms until they ...