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Take A Look Inside Our Weekly Editorial Team Meeting

May 19, 2022

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Take a look inside our weekly editorial team meeting. Click HERE to listen or you can watch the video. 

Town Board Honors Francis Tuoti

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - If Francis X. Tuoti were a car, he’d definitely be a vintage one.

Although the North Salem man has 95 years on his odometer, he’s not ready for the scrap heap – not by a long shot. Folks say he possesses the youthful spirit and physical demeanor of someone decades younger.

Tuoti, who rode a Harley-Davidson motorcycle until he was well into his 80s ...

Global Supply-Chain Disruptions Felt by Local Governments

SOMERS, N.Y. - There may be no end in sight to the supply-chain issues affecting local communities, as wait times lengthen and rising prices strain municipal budgets. 

“There’s procurement issues all the way down the line,” said Dave Paganelli, Yorktown’s superintendent of highways.

Paganelli listed multiple items that are either delayed or whose prices ...

Town Offices to Close on May 20 for Record Management Day

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Sometimes paperwork has paperwork.

North Salem’s town offices will be offline on Friday, May 20, for Record Management Day.

That’s so employees will have time to go through their files to determine which records have outlived their life span and which still need to be kept.

Closing to the public temporarily is necessary because “of all the ...

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The Joys of Imperfection 

May 16, 2022

I used to try to do things perfectly and as a result, not much got done. OK, that’s not entirely true - I did go to college, got married, had kids and in general those things turned out pretty well. But there are a lot of things in life that I struggle to do perfectly, like a perfect house, perfect dinner, perfect dress size and perfect response to every smart aleck remark that comes my ...

Tales of Ties and Tails

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates.

Shortages of sashes ...

Your Next Chapter: Estate Planning Considerations for the Newly Retired

Congratulations on your retirement!

Like many, you probably have a bucket list of things you would like to accomplish such as travel the world, spend more time with your grandkids and take up a new hobby. While these are all excellent ambitions, the milestone of retirement is also a good time to ensure your finances, beneficiary designations, estate planning, and long-term care strategy are in ...