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North Salem: What's Open, How To Cope

North Salem struggled on without power Thursday.
North Salem struggled on without power Thursday. Photo Credit: Katherine Pacchiana

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Here's a roundup of what's open and what's not and services available around town, as of midday Thursday.

Shelter – The North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps building at 14 Daniel Road is open as an emergency shelter and will remain so indefinitely. Electricity and charging stations are available at the shelter, but there is no WiFi. Showers are available, and there are a few cots available for people who want to sleep in the building overnight.

Water – Some bottled water is available at the ambulance corps. A water truck is providing water, but residents must bring their own containers.

Dry ice - A shipment of dry ice is expected to arrive at the ambulance corps at 3:15 p.m., Thursday.

School – North Salem schools will be closed for the rest of the week.

Library – The Ruth Keeler Memorial Library is open, running on generator power. It has computers hooked up to the Internet, so users can check their email, but there is no WiFi. It also has heat and free coffee. The library’s phones are not working. The regular hours are Monday noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kids' activities - The library is showing movies every day at 3 p.m. Today it's "Spy Kids." Tomorrow it's "Finding Nemo."

Restaurants – The Kingsley’s Deli, The Farmer and the Fish in Purdy’s, Bella Ella in Croton Falls and Il Forno in Somers are all open. 121 Restaurant in North Salem is open, as is Muscoot Restaurant. Who's Cooking in Croton Falls is open.

WiFi – The closest WiFi access to North Salem is the Starbucks in Danbury. Ridgefield Starbucks also has WiFi. The Apple Store in Danbury Mall also has WiFi.

Gas stations – Gas stations in Danbury and Ridgefield are open. Mill Plain Road gas stations in Danbury are open, and there were no lines Thursday morning.

Post offices – The post office in North Salem is open for mail pick-up, but there is no counter service. Mail delivery is operational.

Other retail - Kohl's and Home Depot at exit 19 off I-84 are open. The Front Street Cellar wine store in Croton Falls is open.

Garbage collection - Operating on a holiday schedule.

Hotels - The Daily Voice called multiple hotels in Danbury on Thursday morning and they were all full through Monday at least.

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