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Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Honors Three in North Salem

December 14, 2018

Three North Salem residents were honored at the 36th Annual Westchester County Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon on Dec. 7.

The three residents are: Herb Geller,  Rob Loeb, and Anna May Wiede.

The Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS); the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and ...

Town Votes to Exceed Tax Cap in 2019 Budget

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 on Tuesday, Dec. 4, council held its preliminary budget hearing. Supervisor Warren Lucas explained ...

Teen’s Mets-Themed Super PAC Lands in Sports Illustrated

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 could set up a Super PAC to collect funds to advocate for or against candidates.

School Board Begins Discussions to Build a Turf Field

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 from KSQ Architects for soccer, field hockey and lacrosse, a 300-person bleacher section with ...

Library is the Heart of North Salem

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. With a wide variety of events and activities attracting a record number of people of all ages, ...

Help Fulfill Wish Lists for Critically-ill Children

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 individuals, businesses and community groups to help spread the holiday spirit and shop to fill ...

Increased DWI Enforcement in Westchester County

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 on parkways and in various local communities. In addition, County Police will also team up ...

Hlushko Wins Town Clerk Election

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 of 1,219 to 1,099 votes, respectively.
 

Hlushko will serve out the one-year ...

Girl Scouts Deliver a Sweet Surprise to Veterans

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 kindness.

“We are very proud of the girls and the effort they made. We also want to recognize their ...

Endangered Animals in South Salem Wolf Down on Roadkill

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 instances in which drivers walk away without a scratch, one of the first calls emergency or ...

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