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North Salem Residents March in St. Patrick's Parade

March 21, 2017

(Mahopac, N.Y.) --Sunday, March 12 was a time for shamrocks, shillelaghs, leprechauns and the “wearing of the green,” as Putnam County celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with its 41st annual parade in Mahopac.
Despite the frigid temperatures, crowds lined Route 6 to watch the third largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York State. The parade is meant to celebrate Irish ...

Belles of the ‘Snowflake Ball’ Grace PQ

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Pequenakonck Elementary School recently held its annual father-daughter “Snowflake Ball.”

The popular event featured a DJ, ice cream sundaes and photo keepsakes. It  was held in the school’s gymnasium.

The boys of PQ enjoyed their own special day out with moms and female relatives in January, holding a Bowl-a-Rama at the newly renovated Spins ...

Gala Raises Money for Ambulance Corps

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The North Salem Ambulance Corps held its 5th annual winter gala at Salem Golf Club on Saturday, March 4. The gala, which raised money for various projects by the ambulance corps, including the purchase of a Stryker brand evacuation chair for use during emergencies.

The evening featured cocktails, a buffet dinner, music, dancing, a raffle and silent auction.

A Celebration of Scouts!

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— North Salem Pack  #1 held its Blue and Gold Dinner Feb. 10 at Greenbriar Clubhouse in Somers.
In a night filled with ceremony and symbolism, two scouts participated in a touching moving up ceremony.

Belles of the ‘Snowflake Ball’ Grace PQ

March 18, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Pequenakonck Elementary School recently held its annual father-daughter “Snowflake Ball.”

The popular event featured a DJ, ice cream sundaes and photo keepsakes. It  was held in the school’s gymnasium.

The boys of PQ enjoyed their own special day out with moms and female relatives in January, holding a Bowl-a-Rama at the newly renovated Spins ...

PQ Kindergartners Spread Cheer to Ill Children

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Kindergartners at North Salem’s Pequenakonck Elementary School continued to bring smiles to others in February as part of the ongoing ONE CUB kindness initiative, a program unique to PQ.  Students decorated “Feel Better Snowmen” cards to bring some cheer to the pediatric patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Prior ...

North Salem Students Print 3-D Local Landmarks

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Over the past six weeks, The Digital Arts Experience (The DAE) has been teaching 3-D Printing to students ages 10-12 at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library in North Salem, NY. The class used their new knowledge of 3-D printing to create miniature replications of local historical buildings.

“This class puts a unique spin on our normal 3-D Printing with Minecraft ...

Hammond Museum Hosts 10th Annual Art Against Abuse Exhibit

March 23, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— For the 10th year in a row, North Salem Middle/High School and the Elizabeth G. Butler Angel Foundatation held its annual Art Against Abuse on March 3 at the Hammond Museum.

Donations collected are used for abuse awareness for young women.

In 2005, North Salem High School student Elizabeth Butler was brutally killed by a man she had been dating. Since then, a ...

North Salem Students Print 3-D Local Landmarks

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Over the past six weeks, The Digital Arts Experience (The DAE) has been teaching 3-D Printing to students ages 10-12 at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library in North Salem, NY. The class used their new knowledge of 3-D printing to create miniature replications of local historical buildings.

“This class puts a unique spin on our normal 3-D Printing with Minecraft ...

Gala Raises Money for Ambulance Corps

March 17, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The North Salem Ambulance Corps held its 5th annual winter gala at Salem Golf Club on Saturday, March 4. The gala, which raised money for various projects by the ambulance corps, including the purchase of a Stryker brand evacuation chair for use during emergencies.

The evening featured cocktails, a buffet dinner, music, dancing, a raffle and silent auction.

Looking For the Gift of Life

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— For years, MaryJo Hauser was the glue that held the special education department together in the North Salem Central School District.

The former assistant superintendent for pupil personnel retired in 2015 after 18 years at the helm, with plans to spend more time with her husband, whose business was based out of Colorado but who traveled back and forth to their home in ...

PQ Kindergartners Spread Cheer to Ill Children

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Kindergartners at North Salem’s Pequenakonck Elementary School continued to bring smiles to others in February as part of the ongoing ONE CUB kindness initiative, a program unique to PQ.  Students decorated “Feel Better Snowmen” cards to bring some cheer to the pediatric patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Prior ...

Town Board Roundup

March 23, 2017

At its meeting on March 15, the North Salem Town Board approved a number of resolutions

•             The board approved the hiring of a new court clerk. Jennifer Santis was appointed to the position beginning on April 3 with an annual salary of $48,500 through Dec. 31.  The appointment is subject to a 12-week probationary ...

Town Mulls Immigration Resolution

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The North Salem Town Board is considering a resolution on immigration.

Similar measures have been adopted in recent months in several Westchester communities, including Mamaroneck, Bedford and Irvington where the municipalities vowed that local police will not enforce federal immigration laws and round up undocumented immigrants.

During its work session on March 15, ...

Local Lawmakers Support Clean Drinking Water Act

North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas is among several local officials supporting the New York State Water Infrastructure Relief Act sponsored by State Sen. Terrence Murphy.

The act includes a maximum award of $10 million per year to support a qualifying municipality’s project. The state will cover 80 percent of qualified projects, excluding emergencies. To cover urgent situations, the act ...

On the Rise: North Salem Looks to Right the Ship

March 22, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— After losing only five seniors from last season, North Salem’s boys lacrosse team is ready to roll in 2017.

Despite a 5-12 finish last year, the gritty Tigers scrapped to a one-goal defeat in their Class C outbracket playoff match at Blind Brook.

“This year we want to push and win a playoff game, to actually make North Salem where we feel it should ...

Millbrook Shoots Past North Salem

NEW PALTZ, N.Y.— Following a 59-54 loss to Section 9’s Millbrook in the Class C regional semifinals, coach Henry Sassone was disappointed his North Salem Tigers couldn’t make it further in the state tournament, but at the same time he was proud of what his Tigers accomplished and is already looking ahead to next season.

The Section 1 champions have reason for optimism as they ...

North Salem Boys Conquer the County Center

North Salem’s varsity boys basketball team captured the Section 1 Class C title by defeating Alexander Hamilton 61-57 on March 4 at the Westchester County Center.

Looking For the Gift of Life

March 15, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— For years, MaryJo Hauser was the glue that held the special education department together in the North Salem Central School District.

The former assistant superintendent for pupil personnel retired in 2015 after 18 years at the helm, with plans to spend more time with her husband, whose business was based out of Colorado but who traveled back and forth to their home in ...

Local Lawmakers Support Clean Drinking Water Act

North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas is among several local officials supporting the New York State Water Infrastructure Relief Act sponsored by State Sen. Terrence Murphy.

The act includes a maximum award of $10 million per year to support a qualifying municipality’s project. The state will cover 80 percent of qualified projects, excluding emergencies. To cover urgent situations, the act ...

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Festival Celebrates Women Playwrights

Glass Ceiling: “A metaphor used to represent an invisible barrier that keeps a given demographic (typically applied to women) from rising beyond a certain level.”

In what is believed to be a first for Westchester theater, a one-act festival will celebrate women playwrights.

“Glass Ceiling Breakers,” the umbrella title for the all-female festival, offers a pungent mix ...

Attention All Catalog Shoppers

Back in my early days of suburbia, I received one or two catalogs in the mail, and that was about it. However, catalogs, I soon learned, are like rabbits, and tend to multiply if left unattended. At first I looked forward to the occasional Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma catalogs. Not that I was buying, because we were young and house poor. But like a man with a girly magazine, I liked to look ...