North Salem Announces Preliminary Fall Paving Schedule

August 20, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Highway Superintendent Ward Hanaburgh announced this year’s preliminary paving when he discussed his plans at the Aug. 8 Town Board meeting.  Roads expected to be paved are Deveau Road, Sunset Place, Park Lane, and if funding permits, Old Schoolhouse Road.

Hanaburgh said the cost of paving and correcting drainage issues on Deveau and Sunset will be roughly ...

North Salem Town Board Renews Meter Maintenance Pact

NORTHSALEM, N.Y.--When a parking meter is in working order, commuters are attentive to the amount they’re required to feed it. When the meter is broken, however, do commuters consider the cost to the municipality it benefits? According to North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas, just one week without a parking meter can mean a substantial drop in revenue.

The Croton Falls station, located on ...

Somers Woman Puts Her Stamp on Endangered Pollinators

SOMERS, N.Y.--Bonnie Sue Rauch has a knack for navigation—not only when she’s in the cockpit of a single-engine Cessna, time allowing; inwardly, as well.

Complementing her pilot’s license are an MBA in psychology, an MA in integrated health and healing and certification as an Ericksonian past life regression therapist, an ARC healing method practitioner and a Karuna Reiki ...

Repaving to Relieve Route 684 Noise Pollution for North Salem Residents

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Sen. Terrence Murphy recently announced that $62.2 million in state funds have been awarded to pave and repair miles of state roadways across the Hudson Valley this year. While North Salem’s town-owned roads will not see improvements, Supervisor Warren Lucas said the residents of North Salem will still benefit.

According to Murphy’s June 6 announcement, ...

Shelter Sought for North Salem Police Vehicles

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--While members of the Police Department have found a new home in a former highway garage on June Road, its fleet of seven vehicles has not. Chief of Police Thomas Howley is working with the town to correct that.

“We’re just looking for a place to house those vehicles safely so we can do our job,” Howley said.

With the Building Department’s recent ...

'Jellyfish' to Help Manage Peach Lake Phosphorus Levels

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Officials have been working since winter with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the East of Hudson Watershed Corp. to lower the concentration of phosphorus in Peach Lake. The installation of filtration devices that reduce phosphorous is now complete.

The installation wrapped up about a month ago, town Supervisor Warren Lucas said, with just a few ...

North Salem Officials Compromise on Immigration Resolution

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--The North Salem Town Board last week voted 4 to 1 on a resolution reaffirming the town’s policy of “protecting the safety and welfare of all” of its residents.

“I think we’re at a point where the majority of the board can agree on it,” Supervisor Warren Lucas said at the July 11 board meeting as he segued into a discussion about the ...

North Salem's Building Department on the Move

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-- After more than 11 years working out of a trailer, the North Salem Building Department has a new home.
The department has moved into the fully renovated 1848 town hall building known as the Lobdell store or, as it is referred to coloquially, “The Annex.”
“I realized we had a problem,” Supervisor Warren Lucas said. “You don’t want people ...

The Toss That Launched North Salem Native's Military Career

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Described by loved ones as decisive and confident, Craig Massello appeared to contradict those characteristics when he left the direction of his military career up to a coin toss at the end of flight school in the late 1990s.

Looking back, the North Salem native said he actually was confident in either option: one side nudged him to fly fixed-wing planes and the other ...

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