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Super Sophomore: Curran Nets 100th in Sectional Win

May 25, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— It’s not often that a junior reaches the 100-career-goal milestone.

But for a sophomore to reach it is almost unheard of.

Grace Curran achieved that feat as the second-seeded Tigers rolled past No. 7 Valhalla 15-5 in the Section 1 Class D quarterfinals on Friday, May 19.

“It was very exciting to score my 100th goal this year,” a humble Curran ...

Tigers Run at County Championships

ARMONK, N.Y.— North Salem’s varsity boys track and field team competed at Harrison on May 19 and Byram Hills the following day in the Westchester County Championships and posted some impressive results.

For the boys, the 4x800-meter relay team placed seventh in a time of 8:13.73. 
Jackson Van Kleeck was ninth in the 200-meter dash in a clocking of 23.67 seconds. Sean Vincent ...

North Salem Blasts Hamilton in Quarters

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Fourth-seeded North Salem cruised past fifth-seeded Alexander Hamilton 15-0 in five innings in the Section 1 Class C softball quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Alina DiMella led the offensive onslaught with a home run and six RBI. Claire Bonzani added four RBI while Mikaela Spennicchia went 4 for 4 with two RBI.

The defending champion Tigers travel to top-seeded Pawling for the ...

Buchwald Moves District Office to New Mt. Kisco Location

May 20, 2017

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.— Assemblyman David Buchwald’s district office is now open for business at a new location in Mount Kisco – 100 South Bedford Road (Route 172), near Northern Westchester Hospital. The move unifies the office into one suite (Suite 150), provides improved constituent access via I-684, and continues to honor the assemblyman’s commitment to keep his office ...

New Parking Rates Approved for Croton Falls

May 18, 2017

CROTON FALLS, N.Y.— The North Salem Town Board voted May 9 to set new parking rates for the hamlet of Croton Falls. The previous parking rates for Croton Falls had remained the same since 2006.

Currently, residents can purchase an annual parking permit to park in the hamlet for $350 per year. The fee is $800 for non-residents. Daily permits for “occasional use” are $5.00/day ...

Award-Winning Restaurant Opens Kids’ Dining Loft

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - One of Mahopac’s best restaurants just got a little better.

Ramiro’s 954, Putnam’s go-to spot for Latin infused cuisine, is all about the details, and owners Jan and Ramiro Jimenez just added a new wrinkle that has parents of young children smiling.

Jan Jimenez recently announced the opening of “Jan’s Kidz Dining Loft” upstairs at ...

Award-Winning Restaurant Opens Kids’ Dining Loft

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - One of Mahopac’s best restaurants just got a little better.

Ramiro’s 954, Putnam’s go-to spot for Latin infused cuisine, is all about the details, and owners Jan and Ramiro Jimenez just added a new wrinkle that has parents of young children smiling.

Jan Jimenez recently announced the opening of “Jan’s Kidz Dining Loft” upstairs at ...

Carmel Resident in Search of Mother and Siblings

May 14, 2017

CARMEL, N.Y. - On this Mother’s Day, Carmel resident Carol Julian, 52, is asking for your help finding her mother and siblings.

Julian, who was born in 1964 in Amityville, N.Y., with a condition called Spina Bifida, was abandoned at 2 months old. 

Spina Bifida, which means “split spine,” is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States, ...

North Salem Observes Yom Hashoah

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The Somers Holocaust Memorial Commission sponsored its annual Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at North Salem High School on Thursday, April 26.

According to the United States Holocaust Museum, the internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the ...

Kindergartners Raise Money for Rescued Horses

May 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Friends come in all shapes and sizes, and earlier this year, Pequenakonck Elementary School’s  ONE CUB Kindness Initiative made some new four-legged friends when they visited the Our Farm Equine Rescue on Hardscrabble Road in North Salem.  The visit was part of ONE CUB’s expansion to include teaching students about kindness toward pets and ...

North Salem school budget passes

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.)--Voters in the North Salem Central School District approved the 2017-2018 budget, according to figures released by the district.
The nearly $42 million spending plan passed 283 to 113.

Incumbent Board of Education member Andrew Brown was elected to another term of office, garnering 333 votes.

Kurt Gulden was also elected to a seat on the Board of Education with 305 ...

A Day of Exploration and Creativity

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The Pequenakonck Elementary School held its first-ever “MakerFaire” on April 19.

Students from 2nd to 5th grade were on hand for various technology projects that included engineering, 3-D printing, circuits, origami, green-screen projects, robots and more.  The event showcased young students’ creativity, inventiveness and ingenuity.

Main Ingredient Selected for Ridgefield’s Battle of the Chefs

May 22, 2017

Sweet, succulent crab meat, courtesy of food sponsor The Chefs’ Warehouse, will be the required main ingredient for the appetizer round at Battle of the Chefs on Sunday, June 4, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Founders Hall in Ridgefield, Conn.

Chefs Mike Anastacio (Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish), Paul Desiano (Ridgefield Academy, formerly Cello/Plate) and Germano Minin (The Village Tavern) ...

Madden and Ward Earn Blue Ribbons

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Equestrian legends Elizabeth “Beezie” Madden and McLain Ward bookended wins during the first week of competitions at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows in North Salem. The show opened on Tuesday, May 9, and professional jumping competitions began on Wednesday, May 10.

Ward, who is currently ranked No. 2 on the Longines FEI World Rankings, rode to a win ...

A Day of Exploration and Creativity

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The Pequenakonck Elementary School held its first-ever “MakerFaire” on April 19.

Students from 2nd to 5th grade were on hand for various technology projects that included engineering, 3-D printing, circuits, origami, green-screen projects, robots and more.  The event showcased young students’ creativity, inventiveness and ingenuity.

Main Ingredient Selected for Ridgefield’s Battle of the Chefs

May 22, 2017

Sweet, succulent crab meat, courtesy of food sponsor The Chefs’ Warehouse, will be the required main ingredient for the appetizer round at Battle of the Chefs on Sunday, June 4, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Founders Hall in Ridgefield, Conn.

Chefs Mike Anastacio (Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish), Paul Desiano (Ridgefield Academy, formerly Cello/Plate) and Germano Minin (The Village Tavern) ...

Award-Winning Restaurant Opens Kids’ Dining Loft

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - One of Mahopac’s best restaurants just got a little better.

Ramiro’s 954, Putnam’s go-to spot for Latin infused cuisine, is all about the details, and owners Jan and Ramiro Jimenez just added a new wrinkle that has parents of young children smiling.

Jan Jimenez recently announced the opening of “Jan’s Kidz Dining Loft” upstairs at ...

Award-Winning Restaurant Opens Kids’ Dining Loft

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - One of Mahopac’s best restaurants just got a little better.

Ramiro’s 954, Putnam’s go-to spot for Latin infused cuisine, is all about the details, and owners Jan and Ramiro Jimenez just added a new wrinkle that has parents of young children smiling.

Jan Jimenez recently announced the opening of “Jan’s Kidz Dining Loft” upstairs at ...

Kindergartners Raise Money for Rescued Horses

May 19, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Friends come in all shapes and sizes, and earlier this year, Pequenakonck Elementary School’s  ONE CUB Kindness Initiative made some new four-legged friends when they visited the Our Farm Equine Rescue on Hardscrabble Road in North Salem.  The visit was part of ONE CUB’s expansion to include teaching students about kindness toward pets and ...

Buchwald Moves District Office to New Mt. Kisco Location

May 20, 2017

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.— Assemblyman David Buchwald’s district office is now open for business at a new location in Mount Kisco – 100 South Bedford Road (Route 172), near Northern Westchester Hospital. The move unifies the office into one suite (Suite 150), provides improved constituent access via I-684, and continues to honor the assemblyman’s commitment to keep his office ...

Town Revises Solar Zoning Code

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The North Salem Town Board approved a resolution April 25, amending its zoning for solar energy systems.

The amendments were made to Chapter 250 of the town’s zoning code and were passed unanimously.

The North Salem Planning Board began its discussions a year ago, as more and more property owners began turning to solar panels to provide energy for their ...

Town Revises Solar Zoning Code

May 12, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The North Salem Town Board approved a resolution April 25, amending its zoning for solar energy systems.

The amendments were made to Chapter 250 of the town’s zoning code and were passed unanimously.

The North Salem Planning Board began its discussions a year ago, as more and more property owners began turning to solar panels to provide energy for their ...

Drug Abuse Forum Focuses On Prevention

May 15, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The Ruth Keeler Memorial Library was the site of a forum discussion of the book “How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents,” by Joseph A. Califano Jr., on March 30.

The book was provided free of charge to all North Salem School District parents.

The book discussion was led by David Gerber of St. Christopher’s Inn, a  ...

Carmel Resident in Search of Mother and Siblings

CARMEL, N.Y. - On this Mother’s Day, Carmel resident Carol Julian, 52, is asking for your help finding her mother and siblings.

Julian, who was born in 1964 in Amityville, N.Y., with a condition called Spina Bifida, was abandoned at 2 months old. 

Spina Bifida, which means “split spine,” is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States, ...

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Long Live Memorial Day

Memorial Day, some would argue, has become a weekend-long, red-white-and-blue display of our discomfort dealing with the deceased. When I came across the following passage some years back on a now-defunct website, it struck me as a pithy, if slightly sad, summation of how the day has been denatured in recent decades…

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Going in Circles

Given the choice between using a regular door and a revolving door, I always choose the regular door. I’ve been that way since birth. OK, maybe not birth because I’m fairly certain there was no revolving door where I made my way into the world. But for as long as I can remember, I have been reluctant to go through them. No, not reluctant. Phobic. Truthfully, I am afraid of revolving ...