North Salem Top Stories

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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It took several weeks, but every vote has been counted for the town clerk election. The final total gave Republican Maria Hlushko a narrow lead over Democrat Billy Morin.  According to the Westchester County Board of Elections, the unofficial total puts Hlushko 120 votes above Morin for a total ...

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Troop 1147 of North Salem chose to honor the veterans in North Salem by baking cookies for them on Veterans Day. The Troop has 16 girls and each girl participated by baking, packaging and delivering the cookies with the goal of showing appreciation for the service of veterans and spreading ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Learning how to avoid deer is a necessary skill that comes with driving in the Hudson Valley. Sometimes, though, motorists aren’t so lucky, and the resulting collisions can be as deadly for the human drivers and passengers as they are for the deer. However, in the ...

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Learning how to avoid deer is a necessary skill that comes with driving in the Hudson Valley. Sometimes, though, motorists aren’t so lucky, and the resulting collisions can be as deadly for the human drivers and passengers as they are for the deer. However, in the instances in which drivers ...

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NORTH SALEM - A video of this morning's road rage incident shows a man swinging a machete at another man on Interstate 684 near the Hardscrabble Road exit in North Salem. An off-duty law enforcement officer in traffic on 684 happened upon the incident at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, and "subdued the ...

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A North Salem mom wants students to have healthier options when it comes to school lunch at Pequenakonck Elementary School. Jaime Roche, who has one child in the district and one soon-to-be student, has been gathering support for better lunches on Facebook, where she launched a petition through ...

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From the New York State Police: The New York State Police are investigating a road rage incident on Interstate 684 in North Salem.   At about 8 a.m. two subjects engaged in a road rage incident on the ramp for Exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road) on Interstate 684.  A law enforcement officer in traffic ...

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The Ruth Keeler Memorial Library’s annual STEAMfest is from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. This year features Mad Science, which kicks off with Fire and Ice, a show where kids will learn about the amazing properties of fire and combustion, then cool off with demonstrations involving dry ice.

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Purdys Boy Scout Troop 4 has planned an information session for girls ages 11-17 to gauge interest in starting an all-girls troop within the Boy Scout program. In February, the Boy Scouts of America became Scouts BSA and opened its scouting program to girls. The girls, if interested, would have ...

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The two town clerk hopefuls are waiting for the results of the Nov. 6 election to be certified, which could take several weeks, before claiming victory or defeat. As of Friday, Nov. 9, Republican Maria Hlushko was leading in the polls over Democrat Billy Morin. The Westchester County Board of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Organizations not associated with the school district will likely be stepping in to host the Pequenakonck PTO’s annual Snowflake Ball and Bowl-O-Rama off school grounds. In a note to parents, PQ Principal Mary Johnson and Assistant Principal Stephanie Bell said the events “can no longer be held ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Voters in Assembly District 93 will have a choice on Nov. 6. between the incumbent Democrat Assemblyman David Buchwald and Republican John Nuculovic. Buchwald was elected to the Assembly in 2012. He and his wife, Lara, have two children and live in White Plains. Nuculovic is a former Army ...

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If you were lucky enough to be part of the rich elite during the 14th and 15th centuries, dinner was both a show and a meal. In Tanya Steel’s third book, “Food Fight: A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through the Ages,” she sets the stage for what a medieval dinner might look like.

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The future of the Snowflake Ball and Bowl-O-Rama—two much anticipated events for Pequenakonck students—is uncertain after the district’s lawyer decided the events violated the school's Dignity for All Students Act policy. Dozens of parents turned out to the Wednesday, Oct. 17, Board of Education ...

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North Salem got three new plow trucks last week, preparing early for a winter of snow and ice. Sen. Terrence Murphy presented the town with a $100,000 grant to purchase the trucks. Supervisor Warren Lucas said Highway Superintendent Ward Hanaburgh keeps up with maintenance on the trucks but the ...

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is continuing its work on Peach Lake with a treatment plan to decrease levels of phosphorus, which will help cut down on algae blooms. Over the next several months, the DEC will take a boat out on the lake to apply aluminum sulfate. Over the ...

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From the New York State Police: On Oct. 8, the New York State Police from the Somers barracks arrested Carlos H. Lopez, 24, of Brewster, for burglary, a felony, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.   Troopers responded to Route 22 in North Salem on Oct. 8 at approximately 7:55 p.m., for a ...

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The town extended its current garbage and recycling contract for one year, until August 2019, as it considers how to handle recycling going forward. The town put out bids for a new contract earlier this past summer, but only City Carting, which the town currently uses for its trash pickup, ...

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