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For the Love of the Mouse

March 15, 2019

Visiting Walt Disney World, “the most magical place on Earth,” is how Rich Vosburgh has always connected with his inner child.  

The North Salem resident turned his lifelong passion into a consulting business where he creates customized touring plans to help his clients make the most of their trips to the iconic theme parks and resorts. 

Born and raised in nearby ...

Democrats, Republicans Endorse Local Candidates

Local politicians are gearing up for big races for town clerk, town justice and council come November. 

Supervisor Warren Lucas, a Republican, will likely run uncontested for his seat while the others campaign for residents’ votes.

For town clerk, incumbent Maria Hlushko, a Republican, will face off against Democrat Billy Morin, who narrowly lost his bid for clerk last ...

It’s Never Too Late to Say Thank You

Bradley Smith’s mother Eleanor believed in two things: writing thank you notes and saving everything.

It’s because of her diligence that 67-year-old Bradley Smith was at the Croton Falls Fire Department on Feb. 8 surrounded by the spouses and children of the men who saved his life 62 years ago.

Twelve years after his mother’s death, Smith was going through her things when ...

North Salem Grad Will Bring Medical Services to Dominican Republic

Meredith Perettine, a 2014 North Salem High School graduate, thrives on helping people in their time of need. Meredith began her career in the medical field at 16 by volunteering with the North Salem ambulance corps and at Northern Westchester Hospital Center. After being accepted into the nursing program at Northeastern University in Boston she spent a semester in Thessaloniki, Greece, and ...

A Life of Service

John Caralyus doesn’t want you to read this article. 

The 83-year-old President of the Board of the Westchester Exceptional Children’s School (WEC) would instead prefer that you look inside your wallet and find a few dollars to donate to the school that serves special needs children in an aging, historic building on Route 22 that’s in desperate need of repairs.

In the ...

You’ve got mail

Jacqueline Camille Paciollo, a resident of Salem Hills Waterview Rehabilitation and Healthcare in North Salem, and Alfred William Perry celebrated their 69th anniversary on Feb. 5. Alfred met his bride when he was her mailman. He used to walk her to the train before she went to work. After all these years, he is still delivering his beloved valentines.

District Discusses Turf Field, Dehumidifier for PQ

The North Salem School Board has some decisions to make when it comes to which amenities it will include in plans for a turf field.

Board member Deborah D’Agostino, representing the facilities committee, said the district needs to decide whether to direct its architect to draw up plans for extras like lighting, bleachers and bathrooms for the proposed turf field at the North Salem Middle ...

School Population Continues to Decline

Population is expected to continue to decline over the next 10 years in the North Salem School District, according to a new report.

After a decade of declining numbers, North Salem Schools Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Freeston said there will be a five-year period of decline followed by a five-year period of relative stability.

“There’s a lot in the report about millenials waiting ...


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