North Salem, Somers Officials Weigh In at State Hearing on Storm Preparedness

April 5, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y.-March lived up to its reputation this year by coming in like a lion with two massive nor’easters that knocked out power for more than 160,000 residents in the Hudson Valley.

Many found themselves dealing with fallen power lines, utility poles and trees, virtually trapping them in their homes for up to 10 days.

On March 27, Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown), chairman of ...

North Salem Students Visit D.C.

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-North Salem Middle School students went to Washington D.C. last week to learn how history has influenced the future. Highlights of the trip included a wreath-laying ceremony and tour of Arlington Cemetery and visits to the Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials, along with the WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War and Marine Corps ...

State Officials to Hold Hearing on Storm Response March 27

Editor's Note: The hearing mentioned in the article below has been moved to Hearing Room A at the Capital Building in Albany. 

Now with the storms behind us, some residents have sought restitution, but most want answers as to why it took the two utility companies so long to respond to the widespread outages and get repairs crews out on the road.

In response to ...

Energy-Saving Bulbs to Be Installed in North Salem, Croton Falls

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Street lights in North Salem and Croton Falls will be upgraded with energy-saving bulbs this summer, cutting down on electricity and maintenance costs.

In North Salem, 158 light poles owned by NYSEG will be updated with LED lights at a cost of $5,500 to the town.

Supervisor Warren Lucas estimates changing out the lights will save the town about $8,000 annually on ...

Reflections on a High School Walkout

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-As a 17-year-old senior in high school, I have not been impacted by many national and political events the way I have been by the tragedy in Parkland, Fla.

All across the country, countless numbers of people grieve for the kids who lost their lives so abruptly. In response to this, many in America have strongly advocated for change regarding the sale and production of ...

Elected Officials Take Aim at NYSEG

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Unlike many of its customers, NYSEG is feeling the heat.

Elected officials pulled no punches when asked about the preparation and response of the utility company to the two March nor’easters that slammed North Salem and Somers, with many calling for the resignation of all upper-level management.

“They need to get their act together, whether or not” NYSEG ...

North Salem School Community Weighs Action on March 14

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The administration at North Salem Middle/High School has always stressed the importance of safety as it works to create a comfortable learning environment for students, teachers and staff alike, and many feel this attitude has only strengthened since the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

District officials believe they have prepared sufficiently should such event occur in the ...

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