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August 15, 2018

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. - 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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Staller, an app dubbed the Airbnb for horses, has come to North Salem.   Staller founders Pablo Jimenez and Arturo Ferrando found exactly the right partners in North Salem residents Diana Walters and Eric Hasbrouck when expanding from their headquarters in Wellington, Fla., ...

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Rock band Gilbert, with members from North Salem and John Jay High School, recently won the high school division of Ridgefield BandJam 2018 at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Conn., and the Battle of the Band at The Winery at St. George in Cortlandt Manor. The members are Tara Curran, a ...

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Kingsley’s is back!  After recuperating from a fire in early February, the local deli and pizzeria is back serving its devoted customers and now features an updated infrastructure with a new look. It can be hard for any small business to deal with major unforeseen problems like a fire and ...

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Boy Scout William O’Leary will be earning his Eagle Scout award on May 19.  While this honor is always special, it’s especially so for O’Leary, who is the first from Troop 4 to earn the award. Troop 4 was created in 2013 and O’Leary is part of the four founding members. For his project, he ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The North Salem School District is grieving the loss of its middle school / high school art teacher Lauren Svendsen. Svendsen died Tuesday, May 15, when a tree fell on her car during the powerful storm in New Fairfield, Conn., according to school officials. Her son, age 3, ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem District voters passed the 2018-19 budget and capital reserve fund spending on Tuesday, May 15, allowing the district to move forward with a project to reconstruct the water supply system at the middle school / high school. The budget passed with 201 to 74 votes ...

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A new initiative at Pequenakonck Elementary is encouraging kids and their families to think more about health and wellness. “I would go into classrooms and I would notice the kids’ snacks, generally, weren’t really healthy,” said Assistant Principal Stephanie Bell. “There’s a whole child ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Girl Scout Troop 2656 collected 110 items of fruit in its first week of its campaign to collect fresh produce for the Brewster Food Pantry. The fifth-grade girls will be collecting a produce item every Tuesday through the rest of the school year. Each week, the troop will announce ...

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Nina Bertolino believes anyone can be an artist. The North Salem resident, wife and mom of two has been sharing that philosophy with a weekly watercolor class at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, which she volunteers her time to teach. And being that watercolor is one of the most challenging ...

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North Salem, N.Y. - There will be no new faces on the North Salem School Board. Incumbent trustees Paul Giamundo and Andrew Pelosi are the only residents to file for a seat on the seven-member board. Petitions were due Monday, April 16. Giamundo has served 13 years as a trustee. “Over ...

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The Music Makers of North Salem held its rock and pop concert on Friday and Saturday. The group is made up of talented students joined by their love for music and entertainment. The kids put in many long days over the last few months practicing for the performance. 

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NORTH SALEM, NY - North Salem Boy Scout Troop 1 observed the North Salem Town Board meeting on Tuesday, April 24, to fulfill the requirements of “Citizens of the Community” Eagle Merit Badge. From left, Dylan Quadrini, Assistant Scout Master Thomas Duffy, Sebastian Fitzgerald, Ian Quadrini, Timothy ...

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The Ruth Keeler Memorial Library’s Ruth’s Rubes became a legacy team with its third win on Sunday, April 16, at the 15th annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at the Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo in White Plains. In 2016, the team was awarded a special Rube Goldberg Legacy Award for ...

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Every year Martina Henry’s fifth-grade students in the Bronx face a heartbreaking decision when it comes to graduation: Go in their plain clothes or not go at all. Henry is trying to change that this year by calling on the North Salem community to donate gently used graduation attire for her ...

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