North Salem Top Stories

May 9, 2021

This article is the first in a series examining the impact of possibly having a marijuana dispensary in the town of North Salem. Over the next few months, we’ll publish articles, release a podcast and host a community forum on Zoom around this topic.   Edward Abrahams understands why residents ...

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NORTH SALEM, NY – The League of Women Voters of North East Westchester (LWVNEW) is moderating an upcoming school board candidate forum in North Salem. The virtual forum will be held Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m. and available for live viewing at https://www.northsalemschools.org/Page/251. North ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Saddle up, spectators! Old Salem Farm has finally gotten the hooves up to have audiences return to its famed equestrian competitions. The North Salem facility had to rein in last spring’s show due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s prohibition on large gatherings. It was the first ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem High School found itself in the limelight last year when it held graduation at a Dutchess County drive-in theater. Besides getting their diplomas handed to them via a 6-foot mechanical arm, grads were treated to pizza and a movie. A bold move in light of the many ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem has sprouted a “green team.” Folks from diverse but relevant backgrounds have joined forces to become the town’s new Climate Smart Leadership Team, said its coordinator, Councilwoman Katherine Daniels. “We have a great mixture of skills and interests,” she said ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Biblically speaking, a church isn’t its bricks and mortar or, in the case of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Somers, its wood and 19th century stained-glass. It’s not the place people go to, but the people themselves, a body of believers, a spiritual family. Nevertheless, that ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Picketers in front of North Salem Town Hall last week deployed a giant inflatable rat in an apparent response to the hiring of nonunion painters for a local project. According to a flier distributed by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), Worldwide ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Now that Albany has legalized adult-use recreational marijuana, communities such as North Salem have to decide what that ultimately means to them. The new law, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 31, allows cities, towns and villages to opt out of allowing retail pot ...

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A bridge project that would temporarily close down part of Peach Lake Road (Route 121) next spring could prove “nightmarish” for commuters and pose problems for emergency vehicles, town officials said last week. The span in question carries vehicles over a stream just north of Cottage Place, a ...

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Improving the athletic fields at the North Salem Central School District has long been discussed and planned for over the last few years.  At the March 24 Board of Education meeting, the first in-person regular meeting since March 2020, the Athletic Fields Improvement Project figured prominently ...

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Of the $1.9 trillion contained in the American Rescue Plan, K-12 schools in New York state are expected to receive about $9 billion.  Under the plan, signed into law on March 11, more than $2.5 billion will go to school districts in Westchester County alone. Since monies will be distributed ...

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State health officials have offered more clarity on the drinking water contamination at a North Salem school. The wells at the Pequenakonck Elementary School were recently tested in accordance with the state’s newly adopted and “highly protective” Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) of 10 parts ...

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Two days. Forty-five volunteers. Ten thousand articles of clothing. One tremendous outpouring of community support. For the past two weekends, members of The Agape Project NY have spearheaded an initiative to help the Brewster Cares and Putnam Community Action Programs with their Spring Clothing ...

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North Salem Day Camp, raring to bring kids back to Mountain Lakes Park, has released details of its 2021 program. While camp “won’t look the same as it did pre-COVID,” it will be just as fun, Lauren Rosasco said on Friday, March 19. According to the town recreation leader, there are still many ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Halston Media's Hudson Valley Spring Guide is now online.  It was in the mailbox of all our subscribers of Mahopac News, The Somers Record, Yorktown News, North Salem News and The Katona-Lewisboro Times.  Check it out HERE.  To make sure you receive our free quarterly ...

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The source of one of North Salem’s guilty pleasures has flown the coop. Gordon’s DeliCafé, which has been open on and off for some time, closed its doors for good in February, leaving fans of a certain fried chicken clucking their tongues in disbelief. Formerly known as Hygrade Market, the ...

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In less than a month, North Salem Central School District middle and high school students can sit in their classrooms every day of the school week.  The reopening was announced by district Superintendent Ken Freeston at the March 10 board meeting.  “We’re happy to make a big announcement ...

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Water at the Pequenakonck Elementary School has been contaminated by two so-called “forever chemicals,” North Salem school officials announced Wednesday, March 17. The school, located on June Road, was placed under an immediate water advisory by the state Department of Health. The water is ...

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BYSNS Ice Hockey (4-5-1) Greeley 8, BYSNS 3 Tuesday, March 9 (Brewster Ice Arena) The BYSNS played a solid first-period against Horace Greeley, before the Quakers took control of the game in the next two periods, in a 8-3 Greeley victory, in what was the final regular-season contest for both ...

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The North Salem girls basketball team concluded a tough season with a pair of losses last week. The Tigers would play their last regular season game at home on Monday, March 8 in a competitive loss to a tough Peekskill squad by a final of 36-32. Jaiden Donovan led North Salem in scoring with 10 ...

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For now, the town’s municipal elections in November are expected to be uncontested. Voters will decide who will be the next town supervisor, who will sit in two seats on the five-member Town Board, who will receive taxes and who will oversee the highway department.  The North Salem Republican ...

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What better way to shake off cabin fever than to howl at the moon, gaze at the night sky or trek through the silent woods in search of such woodland critters as rabbits, woodchucks, birds and squirrels? Teams of intrepid residents did just that last month after accepting challenges both silly ...

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Last week, the North Salem Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Task Force released its recommendations for revamping police department policies and protocols. A public meeting to discuss the draft report is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16. A copy of it was posted on the town’s website ...

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Assemblyman Chris Burdick (D-Bedford) of the 93rd Assembly District spoke with The Katonah-Lewisboro Times last week about the latest news in Albany. Burdick, a former Bedford town supervisor, in his first term as a New York State legislator. On developing the budget The budget that the ...

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As the season winds down for the North Salem Tigers, the squad showed no signs of letting up their intensity on the court. Last week, the team recorded three back to back wins, including a hard fought win in the last home game of the season. On Tuesday, March 2 the Tigers would first travel to ...

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North Salem has just made a lot of parents and kids happy campers again. The Recreation Department announced last week that, while plans are still evolving, the town’s day camp will take place at Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park this year. Last year, the pandemic forced the town to cancel ...

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A preliminary report on diversity and racial equity in the North Salem Central School district was presented to the Board of Education last week. The Feb. 24 meeting was the board’s first ‘work session style’ meeting that put aside the usual board procedural motions to focus solely on diversity ...

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This month, an iconic North Salem establishment hits an incredible milestone as The Blazer Pub celebrates their 50th anniversary.  While The Blazer Pub is certainly a destination for those seeking a quality meal, the business has transcended the role of a normal local restaurant and become an ...

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The North Salem Central School District has received $230,000 from the Smart Schools Bond Act, an education technology initiative first proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The Smart Schools Bond Act was passed by New York State in the 2014-15 Enacted Budget and approved by voters in a statewide ...

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For two days in March, The Agape Project NY will be offering support to several local organizations in the form of their Spring Clothing Drive. On Saturday, March 13 and Saturday, March 20, volunteers will be collecting clothing donations for Brewster Cares and Putnam Community Action Program ...

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