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September 14, 2021

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The North Salem Board of Education last week approved spending $845,690 on its long-awaited middle school/high school water filtration project. According to John Sieverding, the district’s director of facilities and transportation, the new system was intended to just remove ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - When the first bell rings in the 2021-2022 school year in North Salem on Thursday, Sept. 9, all teaching and learning will be in-person, which the district called “critical to the academic, social and emotional well-being of our students” in announcing its reopening ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem News is proud to present a series of editorial essays written by fifth grade students at Pequenakonck Elementary School. The students will address pressing environmental issues, and will appear in our publication throughout the summer. Special thanks to Virginia Tait ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s been a busy summer for construction projects on the North Salem School District campus. Multiple sites are being tended to by both independent contractors and school district crews, with the hope that all the work will be completed by schools’ reopening on Sept.

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem News is proud to present a series of editorial essays written by fifth grade students at Pequenakonck Elementary School. The students will address pressing environmental issues, and will appear in our publication throughout the summer. Special thanks to Virginia Tait ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. Licensed naturopathic physician Dr. Eli Morales discusses vaccinating children for COVID-19 as this week’s guest of podcast host Brett Freeman on Hudson Valley Uncensored.  To listen to the podcast, click HERE or search for Hudson Valley Uncensored on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. A few weeks ago, we published a story on our TAPinto website with a link to Survey Monkey asking our readers to answer some questions about whether they planned to vaccinate their children. We had 70 local parents respond to the survey. Responses and suggested questions were used ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Dr. Maryann Buetti-Sgouros, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, joins the Hudson Valley Uncensored podcast this week to discuss the topic of whether to vaccinate our children for COVID-19.  You can listen to the podcast by ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - In response to a public outcry in regard to Andy Pelosi’s status as girls JV soccer coach, Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Freeston explained the North Salem Central School District’s obligation to New York State labor law in an interview last Friday. Freeston categorically denied ...

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The Harvey School in Katonah has announced the names of area students who have earned academic honors for the final marking period of the school year. Several area residents have been recognized for earning a grade-point average of 4.0 or higher (Cavalier Scholar), or a 3.7 or higher (Head's ...

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We are interviewing the chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Northern Westchester Hospital about vaccinating children for COVID-19. Dr. Maryann Buetti-Sgouros will be interviewed on our podcast, Hudson Valley Uncensored, and a synopsis of the interview will be published in this newspaper and on ...

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The Harvey School in Katonah has stipend-paying openings in its International Student Program (ISP) for local families interested in hosting a student from abroad on weekends and holidays during the 2021-22 school year. Harvey has 16 English-speaking international students enrolled for ...

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As the discussion of greenhouse gases and global heating continues to be a prevalent, daily conversation, EF Academy New York (EF Academy) has joined the fight against the climate crisis and reduces Westchester’s carbon footprint through the immersion of their global, student leaders to real-word ...

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Throughout the U.S., schools have been struggling to contain COVID-19 outbreaks, continue in-person classes, navigate hybrid learning and maintain a welcoming environment for students, staff, and faculty.  However, a pandemic cannot stop EF Academy New York (EF Academy), an international, private ...

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The Harvey School’s robotics program wrapped up the 2020-21 school year with another major accomplishment. At the 2021 VEX Worlds Live-Remote Championship three-day competition May 20-22, Harvey’s RoboCavs team of juniors Alex Piper, Wendy Lichtenberg, and Maggie Haber earned the Excellence Award, ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Last week, mold was discovered in the first-grade wing of Pequenakonck Elementary School, forcing the closure of that section of the building.  The mold was said to be caused by a failed hot water heater which, in turn, flooded a sink and led to the formation of mold in ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Justin Veatch Fund announced on Monday, May 24 that it will award seven music scholarships in June to graduating high school students from five area high schools. The list of recipients, selected from a competitive field of applicants, includes Lexi Ann from North Salem ...

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Highly acclaimed, award-winning “60 Minutes” CBS News correspondent, Bill Whitaker, will be the guest speaker at The Harvey School’s commencement, Thursday, June 10, 2021. Whitaker has covered major news stories domestically and across the globe for CBS News for more than four decades. The 2018 ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem residents came out in larger numbers than in the past to vote on the $45.9 million district  budget for the 2021-22 school year.  The budget was approved by a vote of 728 to 233. Although a contentious issue, the $6.9 million Athletic Fields Improvement Project ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem High School won’t be holding commencement exercises at a drive-in movie theater this year. It, like many other schools across the nation dealing with pandemic challenges last spring, had to quickly come up with creative solutions if it didn’t want to postpone or ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y - On Tuesday, May 18, North Salem voters approved not only the $45.9 million budget for the 2021-22 school year, but also passed Proposition 2, the athletic field improvement project that will see the school district build a new artificial turf field.  Voters also decided the ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The North Salem School District has proposed an Athletic Fields Improvement Project that would cost the district $6.9 million. That proposition will appear on the May 18 ballot along with the tax levy for the 2021-22 school year and names of candidates running for seats on ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The following candidates will be running for the two available seats on the North Salem Board of Education. Board members serve three-year terms. The annual budget vote and board election will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, at the Pequenakonck Elementary ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The North Salem Board of Education unanimously approved a $45.9 million budget for the 2021-22 school year.  The proposed tax levy of 1.26% is the lowest school district tax levy increase in five years and meets the state tax levy cap. The estimated revenue from the property ...

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The Harvey School in Katonah has announced the names of area students who have earned academic honors for the first marking period of the spring term. Several area residents have been recognized for earning a grade-point average of 4.0 or higher (Cavalier Scholar), or a 3.7 or higher (Head's ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - A group of North Salem High School students recently had their work exhibited at the 2021 Reel Exposure International Teen Film and Photography Festival. Maya Dallow, Kate Jeffery, Katie Lenahan, Aaliyah Wilson and Ruby Yarnall all had entries in the event, showcasing ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, last week unveiled its 2021 assessment of public high schools. The annual report ranked 17,856 high schools nationally and 1,218 statewide. U.S. News reviewed nearly 24,000 high schools in all 50 states ...

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NORTH SALEM, NY – The League of Women Voters of North East Westchester (LWVNEW) is moderating an upcoming school board candidate forum in North Salem. The virtual forum will be held Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m. and available for live viewing at https://www.northsalemschools.org/Page/251. North ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem High School’s Ellen Herlihy was recently honored with a Public Health Award from the Westchester Board of Health.  National Public Health Week was observed from April 5-11, and a number of wellness advocates from throughout Westchester were honored for their work ...

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Harvey’s robotics program continues to impress as two teams of its RoboCavs came up as winners in a big way Saturday, April 17, in the VEX Southern New York State Championship live-remote competition. The RoboCavs team 6277D, paired with a Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School squad, took the ...

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