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February 6, 2022

Winter in the Northeast can be brutal—and when it feels too darn cold outside for people, it can be dangerous for pets, too. During the frigid months, some commonsense practices will keep your dogs, cats, and other creatures healthy and safe. According to veterinarian Dr. Edward Mayland of Cross ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Since Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania’s woodchuckian weather forecaster, sees another six weeks of winter ahead and Westchester’s own crystal-gazing chicken, Cluxatawney Henrietta, insists there’ll be an early spring, Is there another winsome critter that can step up to break the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Wounds that can’t be seen are the hardest to heal. That’s a sad fact that Molly Meixner Hoppe says she’s had to accept. Her 45-year-old husband, Brian, died suddenly and unexpectedly at their Somers home nearly a year ago. The couple had been out to eat on Friday, Jan. 29, ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Northern Westchester must agree with Richard Gere. Having purchased an historic estate in North Salem last year, the 70-something actor has now put his Pound Ridge compound on the market for a cool $28 million. Gere, who bought that 48-acre property in 1986, acquired a red ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - “The ice was perfect, except where it wasn’t,” Rich Vail says of his recent unexpected dip into a very frigid Peach Lake. Facing hypothermia and frostbite… or worse… isn’t really a laughing matter, but the Kent resident managed to find some humor in the situation. Vail is ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Winners were literally wreathed in glory after the results of one of North Salem’s favorite holiday contests were announced earlier this month. Sponsored by the town’s Recreation Department and the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, the decorating event drew submissions festooned ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The latter part of 2021 saw a pair of local authors release their newest offerings to readers. For fiction fans, Michael Balkind’s latest sports mystery is sure to satisfy. Meanwhile, Norman Fulton continues his literary exploration inspired by his time spent educating incarcerated ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Croton Falls is bustling with business activity. Not only is the hamlet toasting the opening of a new liquor emporium, it is salivating over the pending transfiguration of a Front Street foodie fixture. That’s right, the former Gordon’s DeliCafé is being turned into a ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Girl Scout motto? Be prepared. It means that a Girl Scout is ready to help out wherever she is needed. So when Sarah Sandor kept hearing her mom and other family members use words like “fear,” “sadness,” and “isolation” when describing what nursing home residents were ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Sustainable Westchester’s energy buying machine just got a do-over. The nonprofit had to “pause” Westchester Power – its Community Choice Aggregation program – after the contract with its supplier, Eligo Energy, ended in November. Unable to get bids that jived with the ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Love grows in North Salem, thanks to a certain compassionate and resourceful teen. It was April 2020, the height of COVID-19 chaos. With no vaccines yet in view, governments were imposing strict public health measures from mask-wearing to quarantines to curfews. Schools all ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Worried about the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Westchester residents have been snapping up home testing kits the second they hit the shelves. They’ve also been queuing up for tests in ways reminiscent of the long lines seen when vaccines were first offered. Now, as then, ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem’s recreation superintendent has stepped down. But not to worry, the beloved town official will still be around. Beverly Golisano joined the Recreation Department as a part-time employee in 1980. She took over as its full-time superintendent three years later ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - As 2021 draws to a close, everyone at North Salem News would like to extend our gratitude to all of our readers, contributors, local officials and everyone else who helps to make our publication a success. We are excited to continue bringing coverage of all aspects of life in ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - Westchester County has partnered with Quadrant Bio Sciences to offer free PCR COVID-19 testing at the Westchester County Center starting Wednesday, December 29. This testing is appointment only – walk ins will not be accepted. Appointments will only be available 3 days in ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Hiking, baking, art, singing – you name it, the library had it all!   The weather on Sunday, Dec. 12 was perfect for a brisk walk on the Durand Trail with North Salem Open Land Director Jocko McKean. A cheery bonfire, hot cider and donuts greeted the hikers on their ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Camp Morty, a haven for underprivileged children from all around the county, has earned the top rating possible from the American Camp Association, the Westchester Parks Foundation announced last week. The camp is located at the Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park off Hawley ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Voting is now open for the North Salem Recreation Department's Second Annual Wreath Decorating Contest, co-sponsored by the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library. The wreaths will be on display outside the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library until Sunday, Jan. 2. Bring the family to drive-by ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s said that life’s greatest gift is freedom. And so it’s important that the men and women who are fighting to protect our liberty are not forgotten -- especially during this time of year, say the folks who run United for the Troops’ “Operation Defend the ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - Two of Westchester’s own have just kicked off the national tour of the hit Broadway play, “Hadestown.” Nicholas Barasch, of South Salem, plays the lead role of Orpheus, while Sydney Parra, a Yorktown High School graduate, plays a Worker (she is also the understudy for ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - “Discretion is the better part of valor.” Or so said Falstaff in Shakespeare’s King Henry the Fourth. Broadway, reeling from the latest wave of COVID cases among cast and crew, is canceling productions right and left. Local theater, apparently, is also not immune to the ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - On Sunday, Dec. 19, the Croton Falls Fire Department will join forces with Santa Claus for one of the community’s favorite traditions at the Candy Cane Run. Residents can be on the lookout for St. Nick and his helpers aboard emergency vehicles at the following times and ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - The 2021 Westchester Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis, held on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Westchester Community College, was a rousing success. As of press time, total donations and sponsorships were $88,680. This does not include some day-of runners and other donations which are still ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Herb Geller has certainly earned his elder statesman crown, say admirers. Sporting a jaunty paper version of the royal topper, the super senior blew out the candles on his 100th birthday cake last week at his North Salem home while surrounded by family, friends … and a brace ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Old Salem Farm’s place in history as one of the finest equestrian facilities in the Northeast, if not the country, is secure. But its future as a world-class venue for horse shows, competition and training may ride on its ability to embrace rapid changes in technology and in ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - In 1978, Friends of Karen began with the mission to help the family of one child stricken with a life-threatening illness.  43 years later, the North Salem-based organization has helped improve the lives of over 17,000 children facing illnesses such as cancer. The support ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - When one curtain falls, another curtain rises. Two cultural icons are banding together to bring live theater back to North Salem. The Schoolhouse Theater is getting ready to present the world premiere of renowned director and choreographer Martha Clarke’s “Canticle” (“God’s ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - Sports Center Consulting teamed with Love Holds Life for the 2nd annual Thanksgiving Turkey Shootout flag football tournament. Held at John Jay High School on Friday, Nov. 26, the event featured a 7th and 8th grade tournament, followed by special games for parents. The weather ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - Imagine that you’re a parent coming home with a diagnosis of cancer, and you need chemotherapy and other treatments. You have to find a way to function as a parent and take care of yourself.   That was the position that the director of Community Cares, Mahopac resident and ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Westchester Power’s electricity supply contract with Eligo Energy will end in a few days. But the program itself is only being “paused” for a bit. North Salem residents have been receiving automated notices from New York State Electric & Gas that they will be switched ...

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