Finch Farm in North Salem Gains Historic Designation

January 19, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Hearts carved into the wooden posts of an entrance hall at Finch Farm in 1853 by James Finch in honor of his new bride, Maria Vail, will be preserved into perpetuity now that the Town Board has designated the property a historic landmark.

The Historic Preservation Commission recommended the farm at 186 Vail Lane receive the distinction at the board’s meeting on Jan. 9 ...

North Salem, Somers File Complaint Over NYSEG Outages

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Christmas and New Year’s Eve power outages were the final straw for North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas and Somers Supervisor Rick Morrissey, who together last week filed a formal complaint against NYSEG with the New York State Public Service Commission.

The utility company provides electricity to more than 25,000 residents in North Salem and Somers. Since October, ...

Residents Rush to Prepay Taxes

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.—The North Salem tax receiver’s office saw a surge of traffic last week following the county executive’s order allowing Westchester municipalities to collect partial payment of April 2018 property taxes, something which Tax Receiver Karen Roach said is unprecedented.Town employees from other offices lent a hand during the busy week and kept things ...

North Salem Town Board Opts Out of Paid Family Leave

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Mandatory Paid Family Leave (PFL) goes into effect Jan. 1 in New York State. As that deadline nears, North Salem officials are considering their options for town employees.

According to New York State’s website,, PFL is an employee funded insurance that offers job-protected, paid time off for employees to bond with a newly born, adopted or fostered child; care ...

North Salem Ambulance Corps Gets Financial Boost

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-When the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps called, the Town Board responded.

Last week, the board approved a municipal spending plan of $9.4 million that included $21,500 more than planned for the group, whose members had pressed for the financial boost at meetings with the board over the last two months, citing a volunteer shortage leading to the overextension of its ...

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