North Salem News

August 16, 2018

On Monday, Aug. 27, the North Salem Lions will host a golf outing to celebrate their 51st anniversary and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter, among other charities. The event will include a four-person best ball, a continental breakfast, a barbecue lunch and a ...

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The North Salem Republican Club recently helped feed homecoming troops and their families at the Camp Smith Military Base in Cortlandt Manor. The club helped set up and serve a barbecue, which was being held for the troops who recently returned from the Middle East. The North Salem Republican Club ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Pearl the Bichon poodle was pregnant with seven puppies (only six would live) in terrible conditions near the Mexican border when 2,000 miles away a North Salem family began planning her wedding. The fluffy beauty was being mistreated by a breeder when she caught the eye of ...

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Residents will have a choice between two candidates for town clerk come November. Republican Maria Hlushko and Democrat Billy Morin filed by the July 12 deadline for the one-year unexpired term. The position will be up for election again in 2019 for the full four-year term. Patti Butler, who ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Somers Lion Ellen Purcigliotti is now the district governor for District 20R1, which encompasses Northern Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties.   Purcigliotti’s district represents about 30 clubs and more than 800 Lions.  In addition to furthering the Lions’ global goals ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Friends of Karen, the non-profit children’s charity, has launched its 2018 Back to School Program.  The organization, which supports families in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who are struggling to stay afloat financially and emotionally while caring for their ...

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Sen. Terrence Murphy has asked the Public Service Commission to replace NYSEG with a different company after more power outages hit the Westchester and Putnam counties region. In a letter to John Rhodes, chair of the state Public Service Commission, Murphy said “it is past time for your agency ...

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NORTH SALEM N.Y. - The North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps (NSVAC) needs more volunteers.  And, it needs a new ambulance. To get all the shifts covered, NSVAC Capt. Maria Hlushko estimates the corps should have a roster of about 56 volunteers. Currently, it has 10 active members.  To fill ...

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The following is an article from Supervisor Warren Lucas: Our garbage recycling contract is up August 31. After several years of unchanged cost, the new bid price is a whopping 43 percent increase, up from $632,000 to $903,000 per year. This increase will drive a 4 percent increase in town ...

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When Amy Cilmi first walked into Hayfields nearly two years ago hoping to supply the garden center-café hybrid with fresh cut flowers, she had no idea the partnership that would bloom. It’s hard to imagine Hayfields, the community hub coffee destination that emerged from the ashes of a gas ...

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Plans for the dilapidated gas station at 2 Fields Lane were approved last month, bringing change soon to the abandoned lot. The North Salem Planning Board gave the green light to the developer, North Salem Food Mart Inc., formerly FuelCo, at a meeting on June 20 for its plan to build a ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Board of Education approved two amended athletic policies on July 3, expanding the length of time students can be excused from physical education classes in lieu of other activities and adding a Title IX contact to the website. Historically, the district has allowed for ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - On June 5, the North Salem Madrigals gave their final performance of the year at the Garden Gala in the Community Garden at North Salem Middle/High School. The performance was a capstone project of a four-month multidisciplinary unit of study on society and culture of the 1960s ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Hammond Museum unveiled its summer exhibitions last weekend, including an Eagle Scout project from Troop 1 of a life-size chess board set in the stroll garden. While a violinist played music in the background, Eagle Scout Aaron Brethower studied the board in front of him, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Olympic athletes aren’t spotted every day, nor are they interactive with the public on a consistent basis.  American pentathlete Eli Bremer will be giving the Somers community the opportunity to gain valuable insight on how to live a healthy lifestyle and about his breathtaking ...

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After remaining vacant for more than two decades, the former site of Dino and Artie’s Automatic Transmission Co. will be transformed into a park. The North Salem Town Council ordered an 18-foot-wide gazebo for the space last week and have a site plan that features plantings and a swing ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The female athletes who claim there is inequality between the boys’ and girls’ sports teams were not satisfied with the district’s report on gender equity in athletics. On May 2, a group of girls spoke out about the many differences they see in how the district treats the ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s official: The Blazer Pub has one of the best burgers in America. The North Salem mainstay received national attention recently with its inclusion in “Hamburger America,” a state-by-state guide to 200 of the country’s best burger joints by the self-proclaimed hamburger ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Chris Evers’ quest to change the world started in his own backyard. The North Salem resident and founder of Animal Embassy, a company dedicated to exotic animal rescue, adoption and environmental education, recalls his earliest memories of traipsing through the backyards of ...

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WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. - Donna Weinberger founded Inspired Recovery in West Palm Beach, Fla. in 2015, when she discovered there were few, if any, rehabilitation facilities that specifically served and provided a safe space for transgender folks and other people within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...

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BREWSTER, N.Y. - Advanced Copier Technology Inc., (ACT) is turning 35 years old this summer, and it’s no accident that the business has lasted nearly four decades. ACT’s president and founder, Sal Altavilla, says the reason for their success is the personal touch they bring to their commercial ...

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CROTON ON HUDSON, N.Y. - The story of Bethel Homes and Services is more than a century old, but the programs and amenities it provides are strictly 21st century. Founded in 1911, Bethel was named after a floating chapel, the Bethel Ship John Wesley, which had docked in New York Harbor in 1845 to ...

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POUND RIDGE, N.Y. - Northern Westchester is home to many part-time residents who spend most of the week in their primary residence, often in New York City. Making sure that their homes are safe and free of any problems or disturbances in their absence can be a challenge. But thanks to Ken ...

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NORTH SALEM. N.Y. - Westchester County Executive George Latimer on Wednesday, June 6, signed into law a ban against selling tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. The proposal passed, 16-1, on Monday, June 4, by the Westchester Board of Legislators before being signed into law. “I ...

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North Salem, N.Y. - As a child growing up in North Salem and being around horses, dogs and feathered fowl, Jean Quaintance always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Last year, she launched a mobile service called Versatile Vets, which treats animals at home, bringing a family-oriented ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - This year’s Independence Day celebration will buck tradition with a location change and a full slate of bands, food trucks, games, rides and activities, culminating with a fireworks display. The event will honor Victor Prato, a graduate of Somers High School who was serving as a ...

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Priding himself on hard work and dedication to baseball, North Salem product Phil Capra hit the jackpot when he was drafted to the New York Mets in the MLB draft last week.  “Seeing my name pop up at all is a dream come true,” said Capra, a 2015 North Salem graduate. “All of my hard work paid ...

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North Salem held its Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, with participants marching from Oak Ridge Road to Westchester Exceptional Children’s School where a ceremony was held followed by hot dogs and beverages at Purdy’s Field.   

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - A real live Winnie the Pooh apparently wreaked havoc in North Salem last week. A bear in search of honey is believed to have torn through part of a welded wire fence at Farmer & the Fish on Titicus Road and took down two of the restaurant’s six bee hives on Sunday, May ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.— North Salem sent four athletes to the Section 1 state qualifer meet, which took place on May 31 and June 1 at Arlington High School for the first day and White Plains High School for day two. Ava Jolley was second in the Division 2  3,000 meters in a clocking of 10:51.31, ...

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