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Fast Start Propels Lakeland Past Mahopac

July 11, 2017

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. — Lakeland jumped out to a quick three-goal lead against Mahopac in Lakeland Boys Summer Soccer League action at Walter Panas on June 20 and held on for a 3-1 victory against the Indians.

Hornet Arben Hoxhaj scored the game’s first goal, off an assist from Carlos Del Monte before teammate Ryan Casey registered an unassisted tally, with both goals coming within ...

Mahopac Defeats Somers on Diamond

SOMERS, N.Y. — It’s officially summer and that means the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League is underway as neighboring towns Mahopac and Somers dueled on the diamond in 11-and-under action last weekend.

Both teams gave valiant efforts, but the Indians (4-1) were victorious in an 8-2 win at host Somers at Van Tassell Park on Sunday, June 25.

Mahopac’s Chris Sapienza ...

Mahopac’s Sloan & Feller: Leaders in Elder Care Law

July 14, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Growing old is a challenging and difficult transition, not just for the person who’s doing the growing, but also for the family members who provide the assistance and care.

About 30 years ago, elder law emerged as the legal discipline that addresses such challenges. For family members who face long-term medical care or hospitalization, the needs can be dire. Understanding ...

Navigating an ‘Alternative Roadmap’

July 21, 2017

Christian Carmody saw a problem with the country’s education system that was flying under the radar and decided to try and fix it.

Carmody, 25, a 2011 Mahopac High grad, noticed that the unemployment rate for those without a college was much higher than those who had one. But he also discovered that not everyone was cut out—either academically or financially—to attend ...

DiGrandi Resigns as Mahopac Middle School Principal

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A search for a new Mahopac Middle School principal is under way after district officials announced last week that current principal Vince DiGrandi is leaving the post to become principal at neighboring North Salem’s combined middle school/high school.

District officials are scrambling to find a replacement, having to briefly delay the commencement of the search until the ...

Festival Puts Spotlight on Vets and Military History

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A gigantic America flag blew in the breeze over South Lake Boulevard Saturday afternoon, July 8, as volunteers stood in the streets taking donations from motorists passing by Mahopac Marine.

It was all part the third annual Armed Forces Appreciation Festival, a celebration superintended by the Melchner family—owners of Mahopac Marine. The event was the brainchild of ...

Mahopac Fire Department Carnival and Parade Come to Town!

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The annual Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department Carnival kicked off with its parade Thursday evening (July 6). The carnival continues this weekend, July 13, 14, and 15 with lots of rides, midway games and yummy carnival food, including their world-famous sausage and pepper wedges, which you can top off with some deep-fried Oreos. While there, stop by and pick up some raffle tickets ...

Lake Mahopac Gets its Carp

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Early one morning last week, a large tanker truck with the words, “Live Fish” emblazoned on its side wound its way through town before parking next to the docks of Il Laghetto Restaurant on Lake Mahopac.

The truck was carrying a precious cargo that residents on the lake, along with all those who use the lake for recreation, have been waiting for some time: ...

Navigating an ‘Alternative Roadmap’

July 21, 2017

Christian Carmody saw a problem with the country’s education system that was flying under the radar and decided to try and fix it.

Carmody, 25, a 2011 Mahopac High grad, noticed that the unemployment rate for those without a college was much higher than those who had one. But he also discovered that not everyone was cut out—either academically or financially—to attend ...

Mancuso Named President of School Board

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Longtime trustee Leslie Mancuso has been named the new president of the Mahopac Board of Education.

She will take the reins during a turbulent time. The district is currently in the midst of a search for a new principal for the middle school after the surprising departure of beloved Principal Vince DiGrandi. The school board must also begin a search for a new superintendent ...

DiGrandi Resigns as Mahopac Middle School Principal

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A search for a new Mahopac Middle School principal is under way after district officials announced last week that current principal Vince DiGrandi is leaving the post to become principal at neighboring North Salem’s combined middle school/high school.

District officials are scrambling to find a replacement, having to briefly delay the commencement of the search until the ...

Festival Puts Spotlight on Vets and Military History

July 13, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A gigantic America flag blew in the breeze over South Lake Boulevard Saturday afternoon, July 8, as volunteers stood in the streets taking donations from motorists passing by Mahopac Marine.

It was all part the third annual Armed Forces Appreciation Festival, a celebration superintended by the Melchner family—owners of Mahopac Marine. The event was the brainchild of ...

Mahopac Fire Department Carnival and Parade Come to Town!

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The annual Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department Carnival kicked off with its parade Thursday evening (July 6). The carnival continues this weekend, July 13, 14, and 15 with lots of rides, midway games and yummy carnival food, including their world-famous sausage and pepper wedges, which you can top off with some deep-fried Oreos. While there, stop by and pick up some raffle tickets ...

Mancuso Named President of School Board

July 20, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Longtime trustee Leslie Mancuso has been named the new president of the Mahopac Board of Education.

She will take the reins during a turbulent time. The district is currently in the midst of a search for a new principal for the middle school after the surprising departure of beloved Principal Vince DiGrandi. The school board must also begin a search for a new superintendent ...

Town Board OKs Bond for Water Meter Project

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A plan to replace traditional-style water meters in the town of Carmel’s water districts with ones that use radio frequencies to broadcast information back to a computerized information collection center has been given the green light by the Town Board.

After a June 28 public hearing on the proposal, the board unanimously approved a $3,350,000 bond for the automatic meter ...

Lake Mahopac Gets its Carp

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Early one morning last week, a large tanker truck with the words, “Live Fish” emblazoned on its side wound its way through town before parking next to the docks of Il Laghetto Restaurant on Lake Mahopac.

The truck was carrying a precious cargo that residents on the lake, along with all those who use the lake for recreation, have been waiting for some time: ...

Lake Mahopac Gets its Carp

July 11, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Early one morning last week, a large tanker truck with the words, “Live Fish” emblazoned on its side wound its way through town before parking next to the docks of Il Laghetto Restaurant on Lake Mahopac.

The truck was carrying a precious cargo that residents on the lake, along with all those who use the lake for recreation, have been waiting for some time: ...

Mahopac Man Sentenced in Sexual Assault Case

July 19, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A Mahopac man has been sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years of sex-offender probation for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in his bedroom last fall.

District Attorney Robert Tendy said Daniel G. Moloney Jr., 30, of East Lake Boulevard, had been convicted of first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony.

Tendy said that on Sept. 25, 2016, the Putnam County ...

Mahopac’s Sloan & Feller: Leaders in Elder Care Law

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Growing old is a challenging and difficult transition, not just for the person who’s doing the growing, but also for the family members who provide the assistance and care.

About 30 years ago, elder law emerged as the legal discipline that addresses such challenges. For family members who face long-term medical care or hospitalization, the needs can be dire. Understanding ...

Mahopac Fire Department Carnival and Parade Come to Town!

July 12, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The annual Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department Carnival kicked off with its parade Thursday evening (July 6). The carnival continues this weekend, July 13, 14, and 15 with lots of rides, midway games and yummy carnival food, including their world-famous sausage and pepper wedges, which you can top off with some deep-fried Oreos. While there, stop by and pick up some raffle tickets ...

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Living on the Edge (of the World)

Neither of my parents went to college, so their dream was to one day be able to send their kids off to a fancy university and perhaps a better life. 

That was back in the ‘70s and ‘80s when most people thought education was a good thing. I remember those public service announcements on TV that would offer random educational factoids and close with the tagline, “The ...

Mediscam!

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A Community of Charities

Chambers of commerce like those in Yorktown, Somers, Mahopac-Carmel and elsewhere have a vital purpose in supporting and promoting a healthy, growing economy composed of local businesses that are predicated on the profit motive.

At the same time, points out Deb Milone, executive director of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, “Our region has a large nonprofit business ...

Walk This Way

My husband and I had been circling the narrow cobblestone streets of a small village in Spain for 15 minutes looking for parking, with no success. Every spot was either “no parking” or “no standing” or some other restriction we couldn’t make out because the signs were in Spanish and the only two words we knew in Spanish were parking and standing.

Finally, we ...

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) ...