North Salem Top Stories

  • The Blazer Pub Featured in Hamburger Guidebook

    June 21, 2018

    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 ...

  • North Salem Resident Brings His Exotic Animals to Hayfields

    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, ...

  • Age limit for tobacco sales rises from 18 to 21

    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, ...

  • Making House Calls

    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 ...

  • Town Breathes New Life into Independence Day Celebrations

    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 ...

  • ‘A Dream Come True’

    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 ...

  • Memorial Day Weekend

    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 ...

  • Smarter Than the Average Bear

    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 Hunt for a Buyer is On

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Tallyho! The hunt is on in North Salem.

    But this pastoral scene doesn’t involve a red fox darting through briars and brambles in hope of eluding a pack of baying ...

  • District Accepts Bid for Septic Work

    Years after the district started a project to replace a school’s aging septic tank, officials have hired a construction company to finish the job.

    The Board of Education on Thursday, May 16, ...

  • Interactive Town Map Soon Available Online

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The North Salem Town Board last week approved an agreement with a technology company to create an online geographic information system, or GIS, a mapping platform for the ...

  • North Salem Family Supports Brewster Relay For Life

    A North Salem family has stepped up its giving to the American Cancer Society in memory of Adeline Aversano.
     

    Aversano, 89, died on May 11 after a long battle with ...

  • Inter-generational Friendships

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Pequenakonck Elementary School’s kindergarten classes recently visited their intergenerational friends at Salem Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Purdys. This ...

  • Staller App Trots Into Town

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Staller, an app dubbed the Airbnb for horses, has come to North Salem.
     

    Staller founders Pablo Jimenez and Arturo Ferrando found exactly the right partners in North ...

  • Books and cooks

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library held its Cinco de Mayo-themed cocktail party to kick off the book sale last week. Patrons enjoyed margaritas and a salsa bar created by chef Debbie ...

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Do it badly!

Anything worth doing is worth doing badly, at least to start. 

As a recovering perfectionist, I have learned to get started on a project even if I don’t have all the pieces together. Sometimes just puttering, tinkering or moving the parts around will help me sort out my brain enough to give me an idea of how to tackle a project.  

I can’t tell you how many times ...

Putnam County highlights

Putnam County: ”Where the country begins” pretty much sums up my view every day as I traverse this beautiful area. At every turn there is a reservoir, farm, trail or the stunning vista of the Hudson Highlands. Less development and fewer traffic lights showcase nature’s bounty uniquely during each season and I never tire of taking it all in. I often stop and take pictures on my ...

More than just a book store

What consistently rates 4.9 to 5.0 on the major customer review sites? What business is both destination and resource, a tradition, a haven, valued, endangered and has something for everyone, at every age? 
Hands down, it is your local independent bookstore. They have faced challenges (think “When Harry Met Sally”) and still do (um, Amazon), but those that remain have carved out ...