In 1961, Newspaper Focused on Elections, New North Salem School, Village Cleanup

The edition also covered the move of a popular Brewster shop.

A large headline ran across the top of the front page that greeted folks who picked up the local paper 51 years ago. It read:

GOP Wins County-Wide Posts. Dems. Elect 4 of 6 Supervisors.

That's according to the Nov. 9, 1961 issue of the Brewster Standard, available online via the Brewster Public Library. The paper existed from 1869 to 1982, and covered the Brewster-Southeast area, as well as Danbury (CT), Pawling, Peekskill, Poughkeepsie, White Plains and Yonkers.

A bit beneath the elections news came a story titled, "Hopes Drug Store in New Quarters."

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Seifert and their sons, Donald and Allan Seifert, opened their drug store today in thoroughly modernized, beautifully decorated quarters at 55 Main Street, Brewster, NY. This spot adjoining Dwyer's GE appliance concern, is one of the best in town ... It makes an ideal location for Hopes, midway between Post Office and First National Bank.

Click here for Page 3, and a story about a Brewster Little League dinner; here for Page 5, which includes a brief on a planned cleanup day for the Village of Brewster; and here for Page 6, which featured a story about the start of construction on a new junior-senior high school for North Salem.

Do you have a memory of an event (or news report) that took place in Brewster years ago on this day? If so, please tell us in the comment section below.


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