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North Salem Sophomore Ava Jolley Wins Cross Country Sectional Meet, to Compete at States with Senior Leicht

November 6, 2018

After a fourth-place finish at last year’s Section 1 championship meet, Ava Jolley put in the hard work in the offseason to improve.

That dedication resulted in the sophomore winning the Class C race this season on Nov. 3 on a muddy Bowdoin Park course in Wappingers Falls.
Jolley posted a time of 20:14.9, crossing the finish line a minute before Dobbs Ferry’s Phoebe Ward, who ...

Garbage, Water Use Tax Going Up Under Tentative 2019 Budget

November 8, 2018

The town has released its tentative 2019 budget, which includes increases to pay for garbage pickup and increases in water-use charges across all water districts.

The tentative spending plan includes a tax increase of 2.389 percent. With the assessed valuation change, the increase for an individual property owner averages .78 percent. 

The amount to be raised by taxes is $6,687,638, up ...

Hlushko Leads Race for Town Clerk

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -  Republican Maria Hlushko was leading in the polls over Democrat Billy Morin for Town Clerk as of 1 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, according to unofficial election results, 

The Westchester County Board of Elections had 7 of the 8 voting districts reporting early Wednesday showing Hlushko with a lead of 1,014 to Morin's 900 votes. 

The elected ...

District 93: Buchwald Wins Re-election

Assemblyman David Buchwald, a Democrat, defeated challenger Republican John Nuculovic to keep his seat in Assembly District 93, according to unofficial election results from the Westchester County Board of Elections. 

As of 11 p.m. Nov. 6, with 54 of 116 districts reporting, Buchwald had 69 percent of the vote, with 14,773, besting Nuculovic who garnered 6,625 votes, ...

North Salem Town Clerk

North Salem voters will have a choice on Nov. 6 between Republican Maria Hlushko and Democrat Billy Morin for town clerk.

The winner will serve out a one-year unexpired term and the position will be up for election again in 2019 for the full four-year term.

North Salem News reached out to each candidate to learn more about why they’re running and the experience they would bring to the ...

40th Senate District

Voters in the 40th Senate District will have a choice on Nov. 6. between the incumbent Republican Sen. Terrence Murphy and Democrat Pete Harckham.

Murphy was elected to the state Senate in 2014. He and his wife have three children and live in Yorktown.
Harckham is a former county legislator and lives in South Salem. He has two daughters, Kate and Emma.

North Salem News reached out to each ...

Harckham Declares Victory over Murphy in 40th Senate District

November 7, 2018

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Westchester County carried Pete Harckham (D-South Salem) to victory Tuesday night in the 40th State Senate District race over two-term incumbent Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown).

Murphy topped Harckham by 8,049 votes in Dutchess and Putnam counties, but was bested by 10,170 in Westchester, according to unofficial results.

Here is the breakdown of ...

District 93: Buchwald Wins Re-election

Assemblyman David Buchwald, a Democrat, defeated challenger Republican John Nuculovic to keep his seat in Assembly District 93, according to unofficial election results from the Westchester County Board of Elections. 

As of 11 p.m. Nov. 6, with 54 of 116 districts reporting, Buchwald had 69 percent of the vote, with 14,773, besting Nuculovic who garnered 6,625 votes, ...

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I’m still figuring out what 2019 will look like for me in terms of making a measurable difference for others. I don’t want to just stew about it; I need to genuinely step up, and I will, but how it will be different than years past? Well, I’ve given myself until the end of 2018 to define that. I’m trying to reconcile my holiday spirit with my concern for our broader ...

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We’re at the time of the year between Halloween, Thanksgiving and the December holidays where there’s a short break from non-stop activities . Even though I’m still attending festivals, carving pumpkins, making apple pie and keeping that autumn spirit alive, it might be too late to consider them all viable diversions. But before I dive head first into the official holiday ...