Community

October 22, 2018

The future of the Snowflake Ball and Bowl-O-Rama—two much anticipated events for Pequenakonck students—is uncertain after the district’s lawyer decided the events violated the school's Dignity for All Students Act policy. Dozens of parents turned out to the Wednesday, Oct. 17, Board of Education ...

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North Salem got three new plow trucks last week, preparing early for a winter of snow and ice. Sen. Terrence Murphy presented the town with a $100,000 grant to purchase the trucks. Supervisor Warren Lucas said Highway Superintendent Ward Hanaburgh keeps up with maintenance on the trucks but the ...

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is continuing its work on Peach Lake with a treatment plan to decrease levels of phosphorus, which will help cut down on algae blooms. Over the next several months, the DEC will take a boat out on the lake to apply aluminum sulfate. Over the ...

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The town extended its current garbage and recycling contract for one year, until August 2019, as it considers how to handle recycling going forward. The town put out bids for a new contract earlier this past summer, but only City Carting, which the town currently uses for its trash pickup, ...

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The 29th oldest living person in the United States resides right here in North Salem and her 111th birthday was Oct. 8. Catena Cavallaro, who is also the sixth oldest living person in New York and the 100th oldest living person in the world, joins three other centenarians in town with September ...

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Hundreds came out the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem last week to remember Atka, the beloved 16-year-old Arctic wolf who died on Sept. 22.   Atka was born May 17, 2002. Just eight days later, he arrived at the Conservation Center from Minnesota. An ambassador wolf for more than a ...

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The Westchester Exceptional Children’s School Vocational Program is asking for the community’s help in funding a new van to transport students for job training.  Through the Vocational Program, WEC’s special needs students are trained in real-world scenarios to get ready for life post ...

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Sen. Terrence Murphy announced a $2,500 grant this week to support the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library’s Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Math program. “STEAM is one of our most popular programs for young people,” said Library Director Carolyn Resnick. “Over a hundred children and their ...

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The potential closure of a cable access studio in Peekskill has hosts of local shows reeling and worrying about the future of community-generated television. The studio, located on Park Street in the city’s bustling downtown, has been around for decades and is the only one left in the ...

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The Putnam Hospital Center Foundation honored North Salem resident and longtime trustee Joseph DiVestea while celebrating the transformation of the hospital’s Emergency Department at its Moonlight Ball on Saturday, Sept. 29. The annual event, held on the grounds of Putnam Hospital Center, ...

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Being executive director of the North Salem Open Land Foundation combines everything Jocko McKean loves. Well, almost everything For about a decade after college, the North Salem resident was a juggling, flipping, balancing-anything-on-anywhere, unicycling performer, magician and ...

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Welcome to North Salem Style, our new monthly column from Nancy Sorbella featuring local tastemakers who either work or live in North Salem and reflect the cool, refined, smart and chic vibe of the community with their personal style or interior design. This month Nancy introduces you to Trish ...

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Free parking along Routes 100, 202 and 116 in Somers for commuters using the Croton Falls train station in North Salem will soon be a thing of the past. The MTA is buying 12 Croton Falls Road, the former site of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, to build 450 permit-only parking spots for the ...

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In its second year, New Dawn Family Resource Center plans to expand its services for domestic abuse victims. The center, in a discreet location in Lewisboro, brings together a consortium of services funded by North Salem, Somers, Pound Ridge, Bedford and Lewisboro and grants from the county and ...

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Pequenakonck Elementary School is ready for students this Thursday, Sept. 6, after weeks of cleaning and testing to get rid of a pervasive mold problem found in early August. Superintendent Dr. Ken Freeston and Lawrence J. Holzapfel, the chief operating officer of Quality Environmental Solutions ...

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Residents and business owners are promising a lengthy legal battle if Hardscrabble Supply moves forward with its desire to use a rock crusher on its property. But times have changed and technology has improved, according to Marcy Miller, a representative for Hardscrabble Supply and sister of Tim ...

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He was once the youngest mayor in the United States and is currently the Dutchess County executive. And for his next trick, Marc Molinaro, a Republican, would like to be governor of New York.   Molinaro knows he’s the underdog—in the last 40 years, there has only been one Republican ...

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Residents in North Salem and Somers slept through their alarm on Aug. 16 because another power outage blanketed parts of the town. According to the National Weather Service, weather conditions for the early hours of August 16 were calm with some fog and mist.  The same thing happened earlier ...

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The North Salem Republican Club recently helped feed homecoming troops and their families at the Camp Smith Military Base in Cortlandt Manor. The club helped set up and serve a barbecue, which was being held for the troops who recently returned from the Middle East. The North Salem Republican Club ...

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Residents will have a choice between two candidates for town clerk come November. Republican Maria Hlushko and Democrat Billy Morin filed by the July 12 deadline for the one-year unexpired term. The position will be up for election again in 2019 for the full four-year term. Patti Butler, who ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Hammond Museum unveiled its summer exhibitions last weekend, including an Eagle Scout project from Troop 1 of a life-size chess board set in the stroll garden. While a violinist played music in the background, Eagle Scout Aaron Brethower studied the board in front of him, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Olympic athletes aren’t spotted every day, nor are they interactive with the public on a consistent basis.  American pentathlete Eli Bremer will be giving the Somers community the opportunity to gain valuable insight on how to live a healthy lifestyle and about his breathtaking ...

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After remaining vacant for more than two decades, the former site of Dino and Artie’s Automatic Transmission Co. will be transformed into a park. The North Salem Town Council ordered an 18-foot-wide gazebo for the space last week and have a site plan that features plantings and a swing ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The female athletes who claim there is inequality between the boys’ and girls’ sports teams were not satisfied with the district’s report on gender equity in athletics. On May 2, a group of girls spoke out about the many differences they see in how the district treats the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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