A staged reading of “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller was held Oct. 20 and 21 in the Muscoot Farm Straw Barn, which dates from the 1800s. The reading was presented by the Friends of Muscoot, directed by Christine DiTota and produced by Mary Roberts. The character of Betty was played by Eowyn Keenan, a sixth grader at North Salem Middle School. In the play, Betty, along with her cousin Abigail Williams, comes to accuse her neighbors of witchcraft, launching Salem into a hysteria of fear and revenge.
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By JEREMY BROWNNovember 16, 2017
NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Two years after the murder of North Salem resident Lois Colley, authorities have made an arrest.
Esdras Marroquin Gomez, a former laborer who police believe was in the country illegally, and who had worked on Colley’s 300-acre estate, was arraigned Nov. 13, before Judge Barbara Zambelli on an indictment charging him with second-degree murder for the Nov. 9 murder of ...
By NORTH SALEM NEWSNovember 13, 2017
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By GABRIELLE BILIKNovember 12, 2017
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The annual meeting of the North Salem Historical Society (NSHS) was a history buff’s dream come true. While the evening’s presentation of old photographs and stories of when the area was a patchwork of dairy farms linked by dirt roads were enough to satisfy, organizers said the dinner was the highlight of the evening.
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