• Beautification Project Takes Root in Purdys

    July 13, 2017

    PURDYS, N.Y.--The North Salem Improvement Society and members of Boy Scout Troop 1 recently worked hand in hand in 90-degree heat to restore the beauty of the village green in the hamlet of Purdys by ...

  • North Salem Honored for Recycling Efforts

    Westchester County honored North Salem and several other Westchester communities on Saturday, May 13, at the Kensico Dam Plaza for their outstanding recycling programs.

    County Executive Rob ...

  • Town Revises Solar Zoning Code

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The North Salem Town Board approved a resolution April 25, amending its zoning for solar energy systems.

    The amendments were made to Chapter 250 of the town’s zoning ...

  • North Salem E-Waste Collection Event Deemed a Success

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— North Salem residents turned out in force on April 1 for an e-waste day hosted by the North Salem Improvement Society.

    Organizers said the event, which traditionally had ...

  • Residents Enjoy First Snowstorm of the New Year

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Mother Nature left a larger-than-predicted accumulation on North Salem on Saturday, Jan. 7.

    Approximately 5 inches of the white stuff fell before the storm pulled away ...

  • Governor Announces Start of 2016 Fall Foliage Season 

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the start of the 2016 fall foliage season in New York State with the release of the I LOVE NY fall foliage report, a weekly updated and volunteer-sourced document ...

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H’oponopono: That’s What I’m Talkin’ ‘Bout

We’re taught in grade school English about synonyms (words with similar meanings) and antonyms (words with opposite meanings). What I don’t recall is learning about contronyms. That refers to a word that can have two contradictory, if not opposite, meanings.

A common contronym in public affairs is “sanction.” The U.S. has sanctions that prevent American companies from ...

Happy Wife, Happy Life

“What did Joel get you for your anniversary?” asked my mom.

“Nothing yet,” I replied. “But it’s a big one, so it should be something good.”

“Any time a married couple doesn’t kill each other for another year, it’s a big one,” she said.

I laughed. My parents were coming up on 56 years together so my mother was practically ...

How to Prepare for Parent-Teacher Meetings

Dana Stahl, a learning specialist and educational consultant, will address educational questions and concerns that parents may have regarding their children’s academic development and progress in school. Topics can center on such concerns as how to handle homework dilemmas or what questions to ask at a Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) or Committee on Special Education (CSE) ...

Shelter Sought for North Salem Police Vehicles

July 19, 2017

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 ...

Senior Hall of Fame Nominations Sought in North Salem

July 13, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The North Salem Department of Recreation is seeking nominations of persons 60 years of age and older for the Westchester Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.
The person nominated must live in Westchester and must have made a significant contribution to improve the quality of life in Westchester County.
The nominee must also:
• be an outstanding leader or advocate.
• ...