North Salem Top Stories

May 28, 2020

Although town pools in Katonah and Lewisboro were dry over the Memorial Day weekend, officials hope they make a big splash in time to mark the Fourth of July. But it’s also possible they’ll remain dry all summer. County permits, required to open the popular facilities, have been stalled by a ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The North Salem Board of Education confirmed good news about the dehumidification project at Pequenakonck Elementary School at its meeting Wednesday, May 20. Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Transportation John Sierverding confirmed that because school buildings are ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - In a year that has seen the norms of education upended everywhere, residents of North Salem will cast votes in a different way this year to decide the future of their schools. Mail-in ballots must be in the hands of the district clerk by 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. Today, the ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s a twist on an old saying, but when life hands you limes, make margaritas. Making events special. Enjoying others enjoying the perfectly concocted cocktail. Those are two big things—other than his growing family—that Andrew Tapia says he’s passionate about. But what is ...

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne is among a growing number of lawmakers who are demanding answers about the way the state has handled the coronavirus outbreak in nursing homes. In a statement released Monday, May 11, members of the state Assembly’s Minority Conference called on the Legislature to convene ...

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MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) now offers serology COVID-19 antibody testing at two locations for first responders and other essential workers who live or work in Armonk, Bedford, Chappaqua, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, Pleasantville, Somers, North Salem, Yorktown, or Pound ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - By the reopening of the popular weekly market at Muscoot Farm this Sunday, May 17, the county hopes to give pandemic-weary residents the chance to get some fresh air and sunshine while safely supporting the hardworking folks who produce their food. Although outdoor spaces at many ...

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Dear parents: Take a photo of your child holding up their finished work of art and email it to weinberger@halstonmedia.com with their name, age and town for possible future publication. You can print out the coloring pages here by clicking here. The coloring pages were drawn by North Salem resident ...

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Real estate agents who normally look to spring for a boost in home listings have turned to technology for a new way to sell houses and list properties in the face a pandemic that put the state, and their profits, on pause.  “In March we were doing tremendously well just as an industry. Our ...

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North Salem N.Y. - The town of North Salem announced Tuesday, May 12, it will be canceling camp this year. Read the letter from the Recreation Department in full:  Dear North Salem Day Camp families and friends,   The Town of North Salem Recreation Department hopes that this update finds ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Pub owner Marc Anthony announced on Facebook Monday, May 11, that the Lincolndale establishment will not be re-opening. "We simply could not withstand the enormous financial burden of the forced closing," Anthony wrote. "As a small business, and not designed to operate ...

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The North Salem School District suffered a blow last week after it announced plans to hold high school graduation at the Four Brothers Drive-In in Amenia. While the news was being celebrated by seniors and their parents and quickly caught the attention of national media outlets due to the ...

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Katonah, N.Y. - In a somber note to customers, the Katonah Reading Room announced its permanent closure on Friday, May 8. Owners Pete and Gretchen Menzies said the fragile nature of the restaurant business combined with the devastating economic impacts of the pandemic forced the ...

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Download a copy of the Mother's Day Questionnaire here.  Think it’s too late or too challenging to get Mom what she really wants for Mother’s Day? Think again! Here are 10 ideas that you can put together during quarantine for Mother’s Day.   A Clean House  As moms we are always told to leave ...

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Summer camp leaders are planning for multiple scenarios of how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic while parents remain eager to enroll their kids back into a routine of sunscreen, swimming and making friendship bracelets. However, the town of Somers made a somber call this week when ...

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North Salem, N.Y. - The North Salem School District announced in a fun video that its senior graduation will be held "quarantine style" this year at Four Brothers Drive-In Theater in Amenia at 8:30 p.m. June 22. Watch the whole video above for all the details. There will be a graduation ...

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, May 1, that New York state schools will be closed for the remainder of the year. "Given the current situation, K-12 schools and college facilities will remain closed for the rest of the academic year and will continue to provide distance learning. This is ...

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The pandemic is not the first cataclysmic world event the travel industry has been forced to weather in the last decade. High-profile aviation disasters, unrest in destination spots and even the eruption of an Icelandic volcano; all have had a direct impact on folks’ desire to fly abroad. But ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - On Wednesday, April 22, local first responders held a parade at the Salem Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center campus to show their appreciation to the staff for putting their lives in danger to care for the residents. They drove by with wailing sirens and flashing lights ...

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CareMount Medical has availability to test patients without any restrictions through its urgent care and office locations throughout New York.  A complete list of open office locations can be found at www.caremountmedical.com. CareMount patients who want to be tested can walk into a CareMount ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Police are warning North Salem residents to lock up their cars after two vehicles were stolen and several more rummaged through in the past two weeks. According to Chief Thomas S. Howley, one car was taken last week from Bridleside, a housing complex off June Road. It was ...

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We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in ...

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The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark, Trenton and Philadelphia April 28. “We are truly ...

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Yorktown Heights, N.Y. - American Family Care (AFC) of Yorktown, in the BJ’s Plaza, will begin offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing to the general public beginning today, Monday April 27. The COVID-19 Antibody Test is a blood test that will detect a past infection with coronavirus.  “We are ...

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BREWSTER, N.Y. -  SPACE on Ryder Farm, the nonprofit residency program and certified organic farm on Starr Ridge Road in Brewster, will offer 100% organic and local plant starts during its annual Plant Sale. Plants will be available for order online and contactless pick-up will take place at Ryder ...

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See this week's centerspread on ways to cope with stress during the pandemic.  Mental health professionals are seeing new mental health issues emerge as people cope with self-isolation and job loss due to the coronavirus.  There’s been a dramatic increase in calls to a hotline set up by the ...

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We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The North Salem school board plans to hire a consultant to research the impact of instituting later start times. The board voted on March 11 to go forward with the study, which had been slated for deferral until next year due to costs. However, Superintendent Dr. Ken Freeston ...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during his daily press briefings that New York's PAUSE would be extended until May 15. "Unpausing New York and reopening our economy is going to be an ongoing process over the coming weeks that we're working through with other states, but we have to do it in a way ...

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We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in ...

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