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September 9, 2021

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - You know the old saying about one door opening after another closes? Well, in one local cultural institution’s case, you might be able to substitute the word “curtain.” The North Salem Town Board voted unanimously Monday, Aug. 30, to authorize the purchase of The Schoolhouse ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Certain buildings at Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park could use some serious sprucing up, say North Salem officials. Of ongoing concern is the dining hall at Camp Hemlock, the section of the rugged 1,082-acre county-owned park where the town runs its summer day camp ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - Adding a part-time fourth travel lane on I-684 between Katonah and Brewster would help ease congestion on the highway and reduce traffic on local roads, state highway officials have concluded. The highway should also add a third lane in both directions between the Saw Mill ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem seems to be hoping that residents will warm up to NYStretch, a proposed building code that mandates energy efficiency measures in new construction, expansion and major renovation projects.  The Town Board discussed adopting it at its Tuesday, Aug. 10 meeting. A ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - 5G is coming. The newest generation of cellular wireless technology represents a massive change because of its increased bandwidth. More devices can be simultaneously connected. And it’s so fast that those get nearly instantaneous responses from servers. The drawback? ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem officials working toward the purchase of The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls offered a little peek behind the curtains last week. Councilman Martin Aronchick, speaking at the Town Board’s recent work session, said that because residents have been asking ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - "We’ve got your back.” This is the message that Katherine Dering and Lisa Pizzurro, co-presidents of the League of Women Voters of North East Westchester (LWVNEW), want to pass along to area voters. “It can be hard to keep up during election season,” said Ms. Dering.

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem is one step closer to acquiring a permanent space for community programs. In March, Supervisor Warren Lucas received a call from Montana Sen. Christopher Pope, the owner of The Schoolhouse Theater and Arts Center, asking whether the town would be interested in ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem would be way ahead of the game if it goes for stricter energy efficiency requirements this year instead of waiting for the state to adopt a new code in 2023, town officials were advised earlier this month.  NYStretch is a statewide model that can be used by local ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem is backing Metro-North’s bid to eliminate parking on Route 116 near the Purdys train station. The Somers-North Salem border neatly divides the bridge over the Croton River portion of the Muscoot Reservoir. According to Supervisor Warren Lucas, about 17 vehicles ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - With temperatures are expected to reach 95 degrees today and hover close to 100 degrees on Friday afternoon, the Westchester County Health Department is issuing a heat advisory. As humidity and temperatures rise, residents should avoid strenuous activity, drink lots of water, ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - Incumbent Westchester County Clerk Tim Idoni has officially won the Democratic Primary. After absentee ballots were counted, Idoni had received 17,494, or 51 percent, of the 34,099 votes cast. He edged out Yonkers Councilwoman Shanae V. Williams, who came in with 16,605 ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Marijuana dispensaries and lounges won’t be popping up in North Salem — at least for now, town officials decided last week. After taking comments — both pro and con — at a public hearing, the Town Board voted unanimously on Tuesday, June 22, to adopt a local law opting out of ...

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Democrats in North Salem and Somers will be asked to choose a candidate for county clerk. Early voting in the Democratic primary is set for Saturday, June 12, through Sunday, June 20. Primary Day 2021 is Tuesday, June 22. There are multiple Democratic primaries ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - If the people of North Salem want marijuana dispensaries and consumption sites in their town, it is up to them to put it to a vote. Enacted in March, the state’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act gave local governing bodies the opportunity to “opt out” of allowing ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Once it’s in, there’s no going back.  That’s something North Salem officials are considering while weighing whether to adopt a local law opting out of allowing marijuana retail dispensaries and so-called lounges where cannabis products are consumed. In March, Albany ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem’s gotten some good news about a little bridge that’s been giving the town a big headache. First responders and other local officials were dismayed last month to find out that the state Department of Transportation planned to drop the weight limit on the concrete ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - One way or the other, small wireless facilities – including 5G antennas and equipment -- are coming to North Salem, say telecommunications experts. The Planning Board is taking a proactive stance by turning to outside consultants to guide the town through the inevitable ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - A North Salem bridge has deteriorated to the point where it’s been determined vehicles of a certain size should no longer be crossing it, town officials said last week. Last spring, the state Department of Transportation set a weight limit of 16 tons, or 32,000 pounds, for ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Now that Albany has legalized adult-use recreational marijuana, communities such as North Salem have to decide what that ultimately means to them. The new law, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 31, allows cities, towns and villages to opt out of allowing retail pot ...

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The North Salem Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday, March 23, to adopt the final report of its Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative task force. The assessment of local law enforcement and subsequent recommendations for improvements were required by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of his ...

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A bridge project that would temporarily close down part of Peach Lake Road (Route 121) next spring could prove “nightmarish” for commuters and pose problems for emergency vehicles, town officials said last week. The span in question carries vehicles over a stream just north of Cottage Place, a ...

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Gina Arena, a Republican candidate for county Legislature, is calling on Westchester lawmakers to pass a resolution demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo resign in light of the sexual harassment claims that have been lodged against him. So far, seven women have come forward, including 25-year-old ...

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Personal documents and bills are a valuable resource for identity thieves. They can contain everything from your name, address, phone number, Social Security number, and credit card information. North Salem folks can bring their old papers to the parking lot of the Town Meeting Hall at 66 June ...

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For now, the town’s municipal elections in November are expected to be uncontested. Voters will decide who will be the next town supervisor, who will sit in two seats on the five-member Town Board, who will receive taxes and who will oversee the highway department.  The North Salem Republican ...

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Last week, the North Salem Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Task Force released its recommendations for revamping police department policies and protocols. A public meeting to discuss the draft report is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16. A copy of it was posted on the town’s website ...

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Assemblyman Chris Burdick (D-Bedford) of the 93rd Assembly District spoke with The Katonah-Lewisboro Times last week about the latest news in Albany. Burdick, a former Bedford town supervisor, in his first term as a New York State legislator. On developing the budget The budget that the ...

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