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GuidED Demystifies Daunting College Process

January 21, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Applying to college in the 21st century can be an intimidating task for high school students and their parents. It can cause stressful days and sleepless nights as families try to wade through the morass of paperwork and the often-complex application process.

But Dr. Deborah Hardy is here to help. Hardy is an educational consultant, or as she likes to say, a “mobile ...

NSVAC: Still Answering the Call

January 20, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— While Croton Falls resident Phyllis Swidorski waited for the Somers Ambulance Corps to come to the aid of an injured child, she realized that North Salem really ought to have its own emergency services. The year was 1969.

A small group, described by Swidorski as “just housewives,” got together and began to contact possible benefactors. The North Salem Lions ...

Calvin and Hobbes come to Tilly Foster Farm

(Southeast, NY) --Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast has added two new Nigerian Dwarf goats to its growing collection of exotic farm animals. 

The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature dairy goat breed of West African ancestry, reaching an average height of 17” to 21” and weighing up to 75 lbs. Known for their diminutive size and low maintenance, the colorful breed is a popular pet, ...

Sounds of the Season at St. James Episcopal Church

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Dozens of residents from North Salem and beyond were in attendance Dec. 17 to ring in the holiday season with a performance from the St. James Choir and various guest musicians.

Cyril DeGrasse Tyson, Sociologist, Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 89

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Cyril DeGrasse Tyson, a leading figure in the development of urban social policy in New York City, devoted his life to the empowerment of all those who were disenfranchised, died at his home in North Salem, on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. He was 89.

Tyson’s wife of 64 years, Sunchita Feliciano Tyson, confirmed that he died after battling a series of strokes.

Born ...

North Salem Tackles Traffic Backups on Route 22

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) -- Some safety concerns have emerged about a heavily traveled intersection at Route 202 in Somers near Route 22 in Croton Falls, and that's prompting North Salem officials to take action.

Supervisor Warren Lucas said residents have been complaining about long backups experienced, particularly during the morning rush. The issue, he said, involves drivers traveling ...

State, County Officials Respond to Report of Indian Point Closure

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - The New York Times reported Friday that the Indian Point nuclear plant will shut down by April 2021 under an agreement between New York State and Entergy. Read the full report here.

Response from federal, state and county officials was swift, with local Republicans especially critical of the deal:

• Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D—18th ...

GuidED Demystifies Daunting College Process

January 21, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Applying to college in the 21st century can be an intimidating task for high school students and their parents. It can cause stressful days and sleepless nights as families try to wade through the morass of paperwork and the often-complex application process.

But Dr. Deborah Hardy is here to help. Hardy is an educational consultant, or as she likes to say, a “mobile ...

North Salem Addresses Lead Issue At Middle/High School

(NORTH SALEM, NY) --Results of lead testing of drinking water at the North Salem Middle/High School are back and indicate that 60.5 percent of all fountains, spigots and sinks tested had lead levels exceeding the limits set in a recently-enacted state law. The law states the amount of lead must not exceed .15 ppm (parts per million).

The state regulations require that “first-draw” ...

The Warrior Monk Stares Down Agenda Politics

January 21, 2017

Over the summer, I came across a frightening statistic about the current ratio of liberal to conservative professors in New England. Samuel J. Abrams, professor at Sarah Lawrence College, published an article in the New York Times discussing his research into the political breakdown of the professoriate across the country.

“Faculty members in New England are far more liberal than their ...

Lucas Seeks Assurances With Planned Closing of Indian Point

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— With confirmation of the planned decommissioning of the Indian Point nuclear power plants in Buchanan, North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas wants to ensure ratepayers in the town aren’t stuck paying the tab through higher electricity costs.

Plant owner Entergy and Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed the agreement Monday, which calls for ...

North Salem Tackles Traffic Backups on Route 22

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) -- Some safety concerns have emerged about a heavily traveled intersection at Route 202 in Somers near Route 22 in Croton Falls, and that's prompting North Salem officials to take action.

Supervisor Warren Lucas said residents have been complaining about long backups experienced, particularly during the morning rush. The issue, he said, involves drivers traveling ...

Residents Enjoy First Snowstorm of the New Year

January 14, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Mother Nature left a larger-than-predicted accumulation on North Salem on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Approximately 5 inches of the white stuff fell before the storm pulled away late Saturday.

Pets and residents alike didn’t seem to mind and enjoyed the downtime.

North Salem Rallies Past Rye Neck in Tourney Opener

January 18, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— North Salem’s boys basketball team trailed by a point heading into the fourth quarter, but exploded to pull out a 63-51 win over Rye Neck in the opening round of North Salem’s Booster Club Tournament on Jan. 12.

The Tigers trailed 40-39 after three quarters and were down 28-25 at halftime.

“It was our intensity at the end of the thirrd and the ...

North Salem Overpowers Keio in Consolation Game

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— It has been an up and down season for North Salem, but it hopes that a dominant 48-36 win over rival Keio Academy on Jan. 14 in the consolation game of North Salem’s Booster Club Tournament will result in consistency.

“We really spread the court nicely and drove,” North Salem coach Eric Buzzetto said. “Once we get the drive going, we can get the ...

Somers/North Salem Falls to North Rockland

BREWSTER, N.Y.— It was a tall order from the start. One look at the number of players on each bench and the size of the ones on the ice told you that the Somers/North Salem Sabers faced a big challenge against North Rockland.

And it certainly didn’t help any when the Sabers fell behind just 27 seconds into the game and 2-0 with just seven minutes gone in the first period.

The ...

The Warrior Monk Stares Down Agenda Politics

January 21, 2017

Over the summer, I came across a frightening statistic about the current ratio of liberal to conservative professors in New England. Samuel J. Abrams, professor at Sarah Lawrence College, published an article in the New York Times discussing his research into the political breakdown of the professoriate across the country.

“Faculty members in New England are far more liberal than their ...

NSVAC: Still Answering the Call

January 20, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— While Croton Falls resident Phyllis Swidorski waited for the Somers Ambulance Corps to come to the aid of an injured child, she realized that North Salem really ought to have its own emergency services. The year was 1969.

A small group, described by Swidorski as “just housewives,” got together and began to contact possible benefactors. The North Salem Lions ...

New Fire Chiefs Sworn In

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The Croton Falls Fire Department swore in its new chiefs for the new year. On Jan. 1, fire chief Daniel Dreyer, 1st assistant chief Trish Gallagher,  and  2nd assistant fire chief Sean Partenio were sworn into office by Mark Morin, chairman of the Croton Falls Fire District Board of Commissioners.

It officially marks the conclusion of Jason Blauvelt’s ...

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Who Rescued Whom?

After giving birth to our first two kids, Lauren and I decided to adopt our third child, Justin, who came home with us on Dec. 23.

The third child was a bit furrier than the first two. He also walks on four legs.

We don’t know too much about Justin. Paw Safe Animal Rescue in Patterson told us that he was rescued from a kill-shelter in Alabama. We’re not sure why anyone would ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, January 23, 10:30 AM

Somers Library, Somers

Multi Media Art Class

Arts & Entertainment

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Tue, January 31, 9:30 AM

NWH Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center, Mount Kisco

The Ken Hamilton Caregiver Support Program

Community Calendar Health & Wellness

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Tue, January 31, 3:30 PM

NWH Conference Center, Mt. Kisco

Northern Westchester Hospital Sibling Class

Health & Wellness

Taking the Plunge, for a Good Cause

On any New Year’s Day since 2013, if you happened to be at Riverfront Green in Peekskill, looking toward the Hudson River, you might think you hadn’t fully recovered from the prior evening’s festivities and were hallucinating.

But even stone cold sober, your eyes wouldn’t be deceiving you. Yes, that was a large throng of people running into the icy waters in summery ...

Once Upon a Sagging Mattress

“Help!” I cried out meekly.

“Where are you?” asked my husband, looking around the bedroom.

“I’m in here,” I responded. “In the mattress.” Truth be told, I wasn’t actually in the mattress. It was more like I was on it, but I was sunk down so low, it looked like I had been swallowed up by the mattress. Our very pricey and ...

I Want to Redecorate, but Where Do I Begin? 

Since decorating mistakes can be very costly and time consuming, I always urge my clients to do their homework before undertaking any redecorating project.

What kind of homework?  A good way to begin is to flip through design and decorating magazines, and visit websites dedicated to interior décor. Start collecting pictures of various design products and styles that appeal to you ...

What Are Learning Modalities?

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 how to handle homework dilemmas to what questions to ask at a CSE meeting. Questions can range from “How best do parents advocate for their children?” to ...

NSVAC: Still Answering the Call

January 20, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— While Croton Falls resident Phyllis Swidorski waited for the Somers Ambulance Corps to come to the aid of an injured child, she realized that North Salem really ought to have its own emergency services. The year was 1969.

A small group, described by Swidorski as “just housewives,” got together and began to contact possible benefactors. The North Salem Lions ...

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

January 17, 2017

TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push notifications regarding ...