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North Salem Man Organizes 'Hoops for Hope' Tournament

August 17, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--The loss of a friend to an opioid overdose in February was a devastating blow to 24-year-old Nick Chiappetta and his group of childhood friends. Just as the reality of the first death had sunk in, a second friend passed the same way four months later. The victims were 22 and 27 years old, respectively. 

“It was a rough couple of months,” Chiappetta of North ...

Swimmers Raise Funds for Cancer Research Lap by Lap in North Salem

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--About 40 swimmers dove into the Lakeside Field Club’s pool Sunday, July 23, under an occasional drizzle and cloudy skies for the club’s seventh annual “Swim Across America,” an event that raises money for cancer research and patient support.

Prior to the event, where swimmers young and old aim to complete half-mile or mile-long swims, ...

Special Summer Camp in North Salem Transforms Lives of Disadvantaged Youth

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--For one week, kids at Camp Morty enjoy a quintessential summertime experience: They play games outside, sing and dance in talent shows, have slumber parties in yurts and go swimming. A far cry from the day-to-day realities many of the children face the other 51 weeks of the year, the camp offers them a respite from their troubles and the chance to simply be ...

North Salem Equine Rescue Tastes 'Victory'

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Sharon Kress, founder of North Salem’s Our Farm Equine Rescue, found a way to make a great opportunity even better. First, the organization was selected to be one of the main beneficiaries of the 2017 Victory Cup Farm Bash that was held Saturday, July 15, in Patterson. Then, with access to hundreds of equestrian lovers in one place, Kress partnered with the estate of ...

Beautification Project Takes Root in Purdys

PURDYS, N.Y.--The North Salem Improvement Society and members of Boy Scout Troop 1 recently worked hand in hand in 90-degree heat to restore the beauty of the village green in the hamlet of Purdys by weeding, planting and mulching the triangle. 
Procured locally at Harvest Moon, the flowers for the June 25 project were deer- and draught-resistant perennials that will add splashes of color ...

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