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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 America,” a state-by-state guide to 200 of the country’s best burger joints by the self-proclaimed hamburger expert George Motz.

The Blazer Pub leads the New York section of the 471-page ...

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, adoption and environmental education, recalls his earliest memories of traipsing through the backyards of his neighborhood in Darien, Conn., catching frogs and turtles and whatever else he could find ...

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, 16-1, on Monday, June 4, by the Westchester Board of Legislators before being signed into law.
“I think it’s a great idea,” said North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas. “Kids find ...

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 mobile service called Versatile Vets, which treats animals at home, bringing a family-oriented approach to the care of pets.

Her mother, the renowned master gardener and author Page Dickey, made sure ...

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 fireworks display.

The event will honor Victor Prato, a graduate of Somers High School who was serving as a lieutenant in the Army when his division was struck by a car bomb in Afghanistan. 

The ...

‘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 name pop up at all is a dream come true,” said Capra, a 2015 North Salem graduate. “All of my hard work paid off.

There’s still a lot of work to do but getting drafted by a New ...

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 hounds. Well, at least not a live version of the cunning canid and its domesticated cousins, aka Vulpes vulpes and Canis lupus familiaris, respectively.

The only thing missing are folks in fancy duds ...

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, accepted a bid of $137,999 from Amity Construction for the work.
In 2016, the kindergarten playground at Pequenakonck Elementary was torn up to replace the school’s septic system, but after ...

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 cancer. 

“Adeline had a love of life, family and friends. She had an infectious smile that touched the lives of so many people,” said Paul

Aversano, Adeline’s son. “We are all touched by ...

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 sojourn marks the seventh year of this annual get-together to share kindness, communication, literacy, music and smiles.

This trip is part of the school’s unique, ongoing ONE CUB Kindness ...

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