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North Salem's Henry Sassone Drops Curtain on 35-Year Career

June 24, 2020

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – North Salem’s Henry Sassone, varsity basketball coach for 34 years and athletic director for 31 years, will retire from the school district effective July 1, North Salem News has learned. His retirement was approved by the school board last month.

Though he remained on as a physical education teacher, his tenure as athletic director and basketball coach ended in ...

Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League (GHVBL) Is Ready to Play Ball

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – It’s time to play baseball!

Well, almost. And kind of.

The wheels are in motion for youth baseball and softball to return to Westchester County and the surrounding area soon.

But a few things still need to happen. And there are a lot of question marks. Like health protocols for players, limited spectators, and facilities—fields on which to play the ...

Congratulations North Salem High School Class of 2020!

July 2, 2020

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem High School celebrated its graduation a little different this year with the help of the Four Brothers Drive-In Theater in Amenia.

See our special Graduation section here.

 

VIDEO: Regeneron Co-Founder Causes Stir at Yorktown Graduation with 'All Lives Matter' Comments

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -  During his keynote speech on Saturday, Dr. George Yancopoulos, co-founder and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, challenged Yorktown High School graduates to “question everything,” including the “popular narratives” behind social justice movements.

“I believe Black lives matter, though it should not be a crime to say all ...

Harvey’s Online Summer Course Registration Open for Local Students

The Harvey School announces its 15th consecutive year of offering the eHarvey online summer session. This year’s session, beginning Monday, June 29 and ending Friday, Aug. 14, offers seven weeks of intensive study online with teacher support.

eHarvey’s summer options include classes in academic courses that can enhance a student’s local high school transcript. Participants ...

Astorino Will Challenge Harckham for State Senate Seat

July 3, 2020

It’s been no secret that Rob Astorino has been planning to seek public office again.

The former Westchester County executive and one-time Republican nominee for governor made it official Thursday, June 25, when he announced on YouTube that he was challenging Democratic Sen. Pete Harckham of South Salem for his seat in the state Senate’s 40th District.

The district includes parts ...

UPDATED: Runaway Teen Has Been Found

Update: The State Police in Somers have reported Keon Luke has been located in good health with the assistance of the New York Police Department.

LEWISBORO, N.Y. - The State Police in Somers are searching for 14-year-old Keon Luke who ran away from the Four Winds Hospital on Cross River Road in Lewisboro.

Keon was last seen on June 29 at approximately 3 p.m. at the facility. He is 5 ...

Congratulations North Salem High School Class of 2020!

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem High School celebrated its graduation a little different this year with the help of the Four Brothers Drive-In Theater in Amenia.

See our special Graduation section here.

 

For Better or For Worse: Town Clerks Continue with Marriages, Other Functions

June 26, 2020

What does a town clerk do?

It’s a question with no easy answer.

They issue all sorts of licenses and permits. They maintain vital records. They notarize signatures. They respond to open-records requests. They run municipal meetings and take minutes. Some perform marriages. And they’re usually the first face you see when you enter your town hall.

With few exceptions, these ...

Astorino Will Challenge Harckham for State Senate Seat

July 3, 2020

It’s been no secret that Rob Astorino has been planning to seek public office again.

The former Westchester County executive and one-time Republican nominee for governor made it official Thursday, June 25, when he announced on YouTube that he was challenging Democratic Sen. Pete Harckham of South Salem for his seat in the state Senate’s 40th District.

The district includes parts ...

UPDATED: Runaway Teen Has Been Found

July 3, 2020

Update: The State Police in Somers have reported Keon Luke has been located in good health with the assistance of the New York Police Department.

LEWISBORO, N.Y. - The State Police in Somers are searching for 14-year-old Keon Luke who ran away from the Four Winds Hospital on Cross River Road in Lewisboro.

Keon was last seen on June 29 at approximately 3 p.m. at the facility. He is 5 ...

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Congrats to The Harvey School Graduate!

July 3, 2020

Congrats to The Harvey School Graduate!

The pandemic's long term impact on assisted living facilities and nursing homes

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that the residents of New York’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities have felt the brunt of the ravages of the Covid19 Pandemic. For example, at the time of this writing it has been reported that approximately thirty-seven (37%) percent of the deaths from Covid19 are nursing home residents and that 42 nursing homes in New York had at ...