MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The inclement weather held off long enough for the Northern-Westchester Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee to host its 43rd annual parade along Route 6 in Mahopac on Sunday, March 10. The parade is one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in New York State and is meant to recognize and celebrate Irish culture, heritage and pride. The grand marshal this year was Carmel resident Bill Dowling. Despite the chilly winds and light rain, the event was well attended by local residents, who donned their Irish green for the occasion.