Government

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Developers of a dilapidated gas station on Fields Lane presented an amended site plan at the Planning Board meeting Feb. 21, restarting a process that town officials thought had wrapped up last year. Last March, the Planning Board approved a site plan for the vacant gas station ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced on Thursday, Feb. 22, that it is looking for a retail concession vendor to rent a building adjacent to the Purdys Metro-North train station. The building, which is currently vacant, is approximately 285 square feet. The ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Dozens of residents in Somers have seen their electricity bills from New York State Electric and Gas increase dramatically in the last month, angering customers who’ve been dealing with frequent outages and what town leaders say is poor customer service by the utility. “NYSEG chose ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The Town Board has decided to pick up the bill for the euthanasia and cremation of what Supervisor Warren Lucas called a “problem dog.” The board voted at its Jan. 23 meeting to approve the $208 payment to Brewster Veterinary Hospital, months after the dog, a female pit bull ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The Town Board last week agreed to increase the fees to attend day camp to cover additional bus transportation costs as well as more competitive wages for its employees. Leadership at North Salem Day Camp say the camp is being pressured to pay its employees closer to $15 an ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-A meeting last week by the town supervisors of North Salem, Somers and other towns in Putnam, Dutchess and northern Westchester counties with representatives of New York State Electric and Gas will beget another, either this month or next, according to Somers Supervisor Rick ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The Town Board has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the estate of a court clerk in which she claimed she was discriminated against and not reappointed in 2015 due to medical issues she was facing. The months-long legal dispute ended Tuesday, Jan. 23, when the Town Board ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Water rates will likely go up next year. The Town Board was expected to vote on water rate increases on Tuesday, after the publication deadline for North Salem News. A public hearing was held on the rates earlier this month but no one was at the meeting to comment. If ...

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