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North Salem Boys Basketball Team Falls to Putnam Valley

January 19, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Not always is talent alone going to win basketball games, and North Salem found out the hard way after swallowing a 54-48 loss to league rival Putnam Valley on Jan. 12.

“They just outplayed us defensively,” North Salem coach Henry Sassone said of Putnam Valley. “We were entering the ball on the offensive end too high, so we weren’t getting good looks ...

North Salem Teen a Budding Volleyball Star

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-If you’re unsure of what youthful success looks like, The Harvey School freshman and North Salem resident Dasha Batista can show you.

Batista, an honor roll student since fifth grade, was selected from approximately 30,000 girls across the nation to participate in the 13-and-under USA Volleyball High Performance Future Select Camp at the gym of the University of Nevada, ...

Despite Setback, North Salem Girls Basketball Team Off to Solid Start

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The North Salem girls basketball team has gotten off to a good start this season, but another team that’s been playing well recently—Brewster—handed the Tigers a 54-44 loss Jan. 3 on their home court.

Brewster came out with more energy early and took advantage of a sluggish North Salem start to build a 22-13 lead at the end of one quarter.

The Tigers ...

Finch Farm in North Salem Gains Historic Designation

January 19, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Hearts carved into the wooden posts of an entrance hall at Finch Farm in 1853 by James Finch in honor of his new bride, Maria Vail, will be preserved into perpetuity now that the Town Board has designated the property a historic landmark.

The Historic Preservation Commission recommended the farm at 186 Vail Lane receive the distinction at the board’s meeting on Jan. 9 ...

North Salem, Somers File Complaint Over NYSEG Outages

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Christmas and New Year’s Eve power outages were the final straw for North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas and Somers Supervisor Rick Morrissey, who together last week filed a formal complaint against NYSEG with the New York State Public Service Commission.

The utility company provides electricity to more than 25,000 residents in North Salem and Somers. Since October, ...

Finch Farm in North Salem Gains Historic Designation

January 19, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Hearts carved into the wooden posts of an entrance hall at Finch Farm in 1853 by James Finch in honor of his new bride, Maria Vail, will be preserved into perpetuity now that the Town Board has designated the property a historic landmark.

The Historic Preservation Commission recommended the farm at 186 Vail Lane receive the distinction at the board’s meeting on Jan. 9 ...

Slime Time at North Salem Library

January 20, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-From a little green trash can released by Mattel in 1976 to the small screen on Nickelodeon and the stage of the Kid’s Choice Awards, slime has become a pop culture mainstay. These days, it’s the do-it-yourself versions that have captivated the internet.

Instagram, for instance, has become a mecca for those looking to get their hands on the stuff—literally ...

Westchester Bluegrass Club Plans Purdys Performance

January 14, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The Westchester Bluegrass Club presents Redwood Hill on Jan. 20 at the Lake Purdys Clubhouse, 33 Lake Way, Purdys. Redwood Hill features Dave Orlomoski on mandolin and vocals, Dave Shaw on banjo and vocals,  Keith Edwards on guitar and vocals and Lillian Fraker on bass. They will play mostly first-generation bluegrass with a heavy emphasis on the Country Gentlemen.

Doors ...

North Salem Residents, Organizations Give Back Over Holidays

January 12, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Among those in the holdiay spririt:

Gifts for the troops

Throughout December, the North Salem Republican Club collected Christmas gifts for the troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. These gifts were collected in wardrobe sized boxes placed within local merchants across town including Kingsley’s Deli, The Peach Lake Market & BBQ, Hayfields Market, The Swan Deli ...

Hay Thieves Nabbed During Colley Murder Investigation Await Sentencing

January 18, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Two North Salem men whose illegal deeds were discovered during the two-year investigation into the bludgeoning death of Westchester socialite Lois Colley are expected to learn their fates in the unrelated theft of hay from her property in two months.

Angel Parra Penafield, 36, and Hugo Ramirez-Morales, 36, were arrested in January 2016 during an investigation into the ...

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Arctic Blast Purifies

Nothing like a bomb cyclone winter storm followed by days of bright sunshine while temperatures plunge into arctic cold to start the year off beautifully. 

The first day after the cyclone bomb I was out in the early morning watching to the east as dawn slid her rosy colored fingers upon the virgin snow. To the west, the near full-moon shone luminescent, still high in the lilac-gray sky a ...

For Journalists, Dangerous Days

I have recently learned that I am practicing a most dangerous profession, journalism, which took the lives of 81 reporters all over the world in 2017.

I learned about this danger to my life and health in an Associated Press News article printed in a small newspaper, The Monitor, which circulates in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

According to The Monitor’s annual “Kill ...

Timeless Holiday Tale

“A Newspaper Christmas,” by Herbert Geller, originally ran in our Dec. 22, 2016, edition. It’s a holiday favorite around here. Although it is a bit belated, we hope you enjoy it.

We were not Catholic or Protestant or anything but Jewish, but we always had a good time at Christmas. After all, who were the people who began to celebrate Christmas? They certainly were not ...

Time Management for Reaching New Year's Goals

As the year winds down just before New Year’s Eve, time seems to slow. Activities may be centered on the home and family and if you can plan it, you may have an hour or two to do some goal-setting for the year ahead. Judith, a colleague of mine, annually schedules a retreat on New Year’s weekend. It's great because it accomplishes two things: It allows her to measure where she has ...

Talkin' 'Bout Our Generations

People try to put us d-down (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)

Just because we get around (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)

Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)

I hope I die before I get old (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)

—Peter Townshend (The Who)

I’ve become obsessed of late with generations. Well, what ...

A Post-Apocalyptic House Cleaning

I’m usually pretty good about keeping track of what’s in my fridge. But over the course of a few weeks, the food containers seem to multiply and take over. By the time I get around to realizing that some items have been in there too long, the contents of the containers way in the back of the refrigerator either look like a science experiment gone awry or a refrigerated toupee.

This ...

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Grudge

Contrary to what I generally tell people, the happiest moment of my life was not the day I got married, nor the final push when I gave birth to either of my two kids. It was the day a driver tailgated me relentlessly for five miles and then sped away… until he got pulled over by a state trooper.

Although I know it is better to forgive and forget, I am just not one of those people who is ...