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Former North Salem Councilman Morley Passes

June 22, 2017

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) --Former North Salem Town Councilman Christopher Morley has died. He passed away suddenly on Monday, June 19 at the age of 63.

Morley served on the North Salem Town Board for 16 years between 1991 and 2007.

Morley was born in the Bronx on May 9, 1954 to Thomas and Vera (nee Planells) Morley and grew up in the Throggs Neck section of the borough.

He is survived by his ...

North Salem Juniors and Seniors enjoy a night of glamour at the prom

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) -- North Salem juniors and seniors donned their tuxedos and gowns on Thursday, June 8, for the annual prom. This year’s festivities were held at Candlewood Inn in Brookfield, Conn.  Everyone looked elegant and glamorous as they gathered for a pre-prom party at the Martabano estate in Brewster for photos.

North Salem student learns makeup tricks of the trade

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) -- Ever see a Broadway play? Or watch the news on TV? Well, local high school student Victoria Daros went behind the scenes of two Broadway productions and a TV show to shadow makeup artist Brandalyn Fulton for her senior year O.P.T.I.O.N.S project. During her presentation on June 6, Daros described the hectic life of a makeup artist. 

“The tasks of a makeup ...

Two North Salem Eagle Scouts Soar With Projects

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) --There are currently two Eagle Scout public service projects underway, being led by Aaron Brethower and David Posa, two of the leaders of North Salem Troop 1. Once these projects are complete, they will provide valuable public amenities in the town. Eagle Scout is the highest rank that a Boy Scout can achieve.

One of the most demanding parts of becoming an Eagle Scout is ...

Destressing for success; Scout Gold Award Focuses on Inner Balance

(NORTH SALEM, NY) --Stress is at a peak at this time of the year for many high school students. 
With finals, Advanced Placement and Regents exams on tap, many students are in need of some form of stress relief, so they can better tackle the tasks at hand.  

On June 5, students at the Middle/High School were able to do just that, thanks to pet therapy coordinated by Jenna Murphy, ...

Westchester Passes Law Banning Synthetic Drugs

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.)--Westchester County has approved a new law that bans the sale and possession of synthetic drugs in the county.
The measure, passed by the Westchester County Board of Legislators on May 8, was signed into law by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino on May 18.
“Synthetic drugs are cheap, potent, available and even marketed as a safe alternative to drugs,” said Astorino.

Busy Bees: Students at PQ Learn About Important Pollinators

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) --Fifth graders at Pequenakonck Elementary School, who are learning about plant and environmental studies, recently attended an assembly discussing the importance of pollination.
At the assembly, which was sponsored by the PQ PTO, students learned about the importance of pollinators in the world, and why it is important to support their habitats by planting plants and flowers ...

North Salem Book and Plant Sale Benefits Library

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.)--The Ruth Keeler Memorial Library held its annual plant and book sale on May 7.
The popular library fundraiser offered a wide array of annual and perennial plants as well as books for residents to choose from.  
The event also featured numerous activities and games, such as petting animals and touching fire trucks for kids and adults alike. Additionally, there was baked ...

Kindness Abounds at PQ

(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) -- Dozens of students from Pequenakonck Elementary School, along with their siblings and parents, turned out on May 23 to take part in the Ben’s Bells Community Night.

Ben’s Bells is a program that originated in Tucson, Ariz. Its goal is to promote acts of kindness in the community and the world. 

Ben’s Bells began in 2003 when founder Jeannette ...

Murphy hosts Senior Health Expo

(YORKTOWN, N.Y.) --Seniors joined state Sen. Terrence Murphy on Thursday, May 25, for a senior health fair at the Yorktown Community Cultural Center.
Local health care experts provided free health screenings, including BMI and osteoporosis evaluations; blood pressure checks; and blood sugar testing. Specialists also answered questions on tick bites, summer health safety, and ear ...

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