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Tigers Change Formula After Star Players Move On

December 7, 2018

North Salem, N.Y. - Toward the end of last year’s regular basketball season, it was all smooth riding for Henry Sassone’s Tigers as they clicked at just the right time.

Then they plunged into the Section quarterfinal only to fall to host Briarcliff in lopsided fashion after losing their All-State center, Kendrick Tchoua, who moved from the district before the game. 

Two ...

Low Player Turnout Means No Hockey for Somers/North Salem this Season

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem athletic director Henry Sassone and Somers athletic director Roman Catalino told members of the Somers/North Salem ice hockey team earlier this month that their merged squad will not be hitting the ice this season due to a low number of players.

The team had only 15 players on the roster, Catalino said, compared with more than 20 for most Section 1 hockey ...

Town Votes to Exceed Tax Cap in 2019 Budget

December 13, 2018

The Town Board will vote to increase its tax levy over the state cap to pay for a garbage contract with City Carting.

A final vote on the budget is scheduled for Dec. 18, which gives the town enough time to provide the required public notice for overriding the tax cap.

At a Town Board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4, council held its preliminary budget hearing. Supervisor Warren Lucas explained ...

Teen’s Mets-Themed Super PAC Lands in Sports Illustrated

More than ever, it seems, the younger generation is ready to drive change as political citizens. 

Ben Aybar, a North Salem 15-year-old who can’t yet vote, is definitely in that category. 

He was looking for a way to be more involved in this year’s midterm elections when he realized anyone could set up a Super PAC to collect funds to advocate for or against candidates.

School Board Begins Discussions to Build a Turf Field

The North Salem School Board is once again assessing whether it should allocate money for a turf field, something parents say is necessary for the district’s sports teams.

At the school board meeting last month, School Board President Andrew Brown presented a rendering of a proposed turf field from KSQ Architects for soccer, field hockey and lacrosse, a 300-person bleacher section with ...

Library is the Heart of North Salem

The following is from Lauren Ivanhoe and Eric Pooley, president and vice president of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library Board of Trustees:

At the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, the past year has been an exciting one as the library’s role in the North Salem community continues to evolve and grow. With a wide variety of events and activities attracting a record number of people of all ages, ...

Help Fulfill Wish Lists for Critically-ill Children

Friends of Karen, which supports critically-ill children and their families, has launched their annual Holiday Adopt-A-Family program to ensure each Friends of Karen child and their siblings have something to smile about this holiday season. 

As in years past, Friends of Karen will turn to both individuals, businesses and community groups to help spread the holiday spirit and shop to fill ...

Increased DWI Enforcement in Westchester County

The Department of Public Safety and other police agencies in Westchester are participating in a joint STOP-DWI enforcement campaign that began this month and will continue through New Year’s Day.

The enforcement will include roving patrols and sobriety checkpoints conducted by the county police on parkways and in various local communities. In addition, County Police will also team up ...

Think Twice Before Shredding Account Statements

November 30, 2018

It was not too long ago that we were told we would be living and working in a paperless society. 

I envisioned my desk not having a shred of paper on it. As I look around my office today, I think it is safe to say that the predictions of a “paperless society” were as accurate as those of the Y2K computer apocalypse.

Perhaps, most illustrative of how paper intensive a ...

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Best places to take in the lights this holiday season

It’s hard for me to narrow down diversions, reign in my curiosity in pursuit of new places and experiences any day, but during the holiday season all bets are off. There just aren’t enough hours in each day from November to January for me. My color-coded calendar, a requirement in my family is quite a kaleidoscope this time of year. I try to make the most of every day and savor the ...

Tolerant PIE

In a time of so much derision, intolerance, and miscommunication—so much noise—we must be clear with our children about the importance of kindness and acceptance. Now that we’ve survived early November’s tug-of-war politics and been reset with thanks and giving as November closes out, we can refocus our energies on remembering and rekindling miracles.  Christianity, ...