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Mahopac Man Petitions Town to Allow Keeping Chickens

August 31, 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac resident Robert Lena hopes the Town Board won’t be chicken when it comes to amending its zoning code.

Lena wants the board to rewrite the law so the town is more amenable to residents who want to keep chickens on their properties.

As it currently stands, the Carmel zoning code limits raising chickens to working farms. Chapter 156-17, section A, of the code ...

Augusta Named Interim Principal at Mahopac High

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Athletic Director John Augusta has been named the interim principal of Mahopac High School.

The Board of Education voted unanimously to make the appointment at a special meeting held Thursday, Aug. 25.

Augusta will take the place of Dr. Adam Pease, who was promoted to assistant superintendent for curriculum instruction and professional development earlier this ...

Highway Workers, Town Agree on New Contract

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After five years of working without a new collective bargaining agreement, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 456, which represents members of the Carmel Highway Department, finally has a new contract.

The Carmel Town Board voted unanimously to ratify the new agreement at its Aug. 17 meeting.

“It’s a great accomplishment for all sides,” ...

Italian-American Club Celebrates With its New Grand Marshals

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The clubhouse of the Italian American Club of Mahopac was transformed into a film recording studio last week as the club filmed interviews with its 2016 grand marshals for the Columbus Day parade, as well as the Cooking Extravaganza where the marshals prepared their favorite dishes representing their Italian region.
Giulio Cefaloni, chairperson of the IAC, hosted the event, ...

Mahopac Looks to Bounce Back in 2016

August 24, 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Mahopac’s girls soccer program took a step backward since reaching the Class AA section final in 2014. The Indians were eliminated in the first round of the Section 1 Class AA playoffs by powerhouse North Rockland in a 2015 campaign riddled with injuries.

“It was a very down year for us,” Mahopac coach Ross Fumusa said. “We were just off. It started ...

Mahopac Senior has High Hopes for Boys Soccer Team

Mahopac senior George Weiss is a midfielder on the varsity boys soccer team. He also is on the lacrosse team where he is also a midfielder.

How old were you when you first started playing soccer and how did you get started?

I was in the first grade when I started playing soccer. My parents wanted me to become involved in sports.

As a senior, how do you see your role as a leader on the ...

Mahopac Senior Ready to Lead the Offense

Mahopac rising senior Andrew Ryan is the starting quarterback on the varsity football team. He also plays point guard on the varsity boys basketball squad.

How old were you when you first started playing football and how did you get started?

I’ve been playing football with my older brother since I can remember.  When I was 5 years old I played flag football with MSA and ...

The Saints Come Marching In — and Rock Mahopac!

August 25, 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Recreation and Parks Commission wrapped its annual summer Sunset Concert Series at the Mahopac Chamber Park last Thursday with a performance by the Saints, who brought their eclectic, infectious style of dance music to town. The music included old school R&B, reggae, and classic rock — all punctuated with tight harmonies. It got the crowd up and moving ... a proper ...

Shakespeare Fest’s ‘Our Town’ Features Mahopac Resident

GARRISON, N.Y. - Mahopac Falls resident Cristina Pronzati says she’s ecstatic to be included in the cast of Thornton Wilder’s classic play “Our Town” this summer with the renowned Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. What really tickles her and makes it extra special though, is the way it all came to be.

While scouting for summer fairs where she shows her artwork, ...

Augusta Named Interim Principal at Mahopac High

August 26, 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Athletic Director John Augusta has been named the interim principal of Mahopac High School.

The Board of Education voted unanimously to make the appointment at a special meeting held Thursday, Aug. 25.

Augusta will take the place of Dr. Adam Pease, who was promoted to assistant superintendent for curriculum instruction and professional development earlier this ...

Mahopac Schools Ready for the New Year

MAHOPAC N.Y. — When the doors open to Mahopac schools for the first day of the school year on Tuesday, Sept. 6, students will discover some exciting new changes: cosmetic, academic and technological.

Students at the high school will notice that one of the most prominent physical changes is in the gymnasium where the court floor has gotten a complete makeover.

“The floor has been ...

State Grants Will Help Bolster Mahopac Schools’ Technology

MAHOPAC N.Y. — The Mahopac Central School District has been awarded a total of $673,061 as part of the state’s Smart Schools Bond Act, Smart School Investment Plan.

In 2014, Gov. Cuomo called for New York State to invest $2 billion in its schools through the Smart Schools Bond Act—an initiative that would finance educational technology and infrastructure for public schools ...

Invalid Signatures Knock McDonough Off Conservative Line in Assembly Race

August 24, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. - Assembly candidate Suzi McDonough, a Carmel town councilwoman, has been removed from the Conservative Party line over the submission of what her opponent, Kevin Byrne, is calling “fraudulent petitions” containing “faked signatures.”

On July 14, McDonough’s campaign submitted 40 pages containing 232 signatures from registered Conservative Party ...

Falk, Boak to Face Off in Democratic Senate Primary

ALBANY, N.Y. — Two Democrats will face off in a Sept. 13 primary to see who will challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Terrence Murphy to represent the 40th Senate District.

Attorney Andrew Falk, a Patterson resident, will face former Pound Ridge Councilwoman Alison Boak in the Democratic contest.

Andrew Falk

This is not Falk’s first attempt to reach the state legislature. He ...

Italian-American Club Celebrates With its New Grand Marshals

August 26, 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The clubhouse of the Italian American Club of Mahopac was transformed into a film recording studio last week as the club filmed interviews with its 2016 grand marshals for the Columbus Day parade, as well as the Cooking Extravaganza where the marshals prepared their favorite dishes representing their Italian region.
Giulio Cefaloni, chairperson of the IAC, hosted the event, ...

Summer Deck Party Shows that Community Cares!

August 23, 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y. — It was a Summer Deck Party at Parting Glass Irish Pub & Grill last Thursday, Aug. 11. The event was a fundraiser for Community Cares, a nonprofit organization that supports moms and dads undergoing cancer treatments while caring for school-age children. There was plenty of food, a cash bar, raffles and entertainment, including a performance by students from the Kelly ...

Volz’s ‘Jeep Fest’ Raises Money for A Cause

MAHOPAC N.Y. — Jeep enthusiasts came out in force Saturday to show off their prize vehicles while helping to raise money for some good causes.

It was the second year in a row that Volz Auto Group’s Meadowland of Carmel (owned by Kenn, Jenn and Barbara Volz) held “Jeep Fest,”—an event that is part car show, part fundraiser.

Jen Austin, the dealership’s ...

Miracle Out of Nowhere

MAHOPAC N.Y. — When Frank Scuderi pulled into the Mobil gas station on Bryant Pond Road in Mahopac a few weeks ago to gas up his truck, little did he know that his life was about to change.

The station is also the home of Flory’s Convenience and Deli, and set up just outside the store was a table for the charity Love Holds Life. Scuderi, a 1997 Mahopac High grad, decided to stop by ...

Mahopac Man Petitions Town to Allow Keeping Chickens

August 31, 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac resident Robert Lena hopes the Town Board won’t be chicken when it comes to amending its zoning code.

Lena wants the board to rewrite the law so the town is more amenable to residents who want to keep chickens on their properties.

As it currently stands, the Carmel zoning code limits raising chickens to working farms. Chapter 156-17, section A, of the code ...

Highway Workers, Town Agree on New Contract

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After five years of working without a new collective bargaining agreement, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 456, which represents members of the Carmel Highway Department, finally has a new contract.

The Carmel Town Board voted unanimously to ratify the new agreement at its Aug. 17 meeting.

“It’s a great accomplishment for all sides,” ...

Crossroads Receives Key Approval Despite Petition

SOMERS, N.Y. — A major Route 6 redevelopment effort on the Somers/Mahopac border, including a million-dollar infrastructure upgrade to encourage commercial growth, advanced on two fronts this month.

Its centerpiece project, the mixed-use Crossroads at Baldwin Place, won Somers Town Board approval of a key change in zoning-code language. Meanwhile, the board also agreed to ask the county ...

Two Mahopac Residents Charged with Heroin, Cocaine Possession

August 18, 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Drug possession charges have been lodged against two Mahopac residents who were arrested earlier this month by Putnam County sheriff’s deputies in separate traffic stops.

On Aug. 2, at 8:53 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Irwin stopped a motorist who had committed a traffic violation on Bryant Pond Road in Putnam Valley. The deputy determined that the driver, Anthony V.

High-Speed Chase Leads to Felony Arrests

MAHOPAC N.Y. — A high-speed chase throughout the back roads of the Lake Casse Park District Tuesday, July 26, led to the arrest of a Rochester, N.Y., couple after they allegedly attempted to cash a forged check at the Key Bank drive-through window on Route 6 in the Lake Plaza.

Dove Leta, 29, and Angelo Domizio, 30, face a litany of charges, including fourth-degree criminal possession of ...

Carmel Hires Second Female Officer in PD History

MAHOPAC N.Y. — The Carmel Police Department hired a new officer last week during a swearing-in ceremony, marking the second time a woman has joined the force. Officer Laura Smith, who is still with the department, was hired nine years ago.

At the July 27 Town Board meeting, Supervisor Ken Schmitt swore in Erin Macom of Yonkers as her family, which has a rich history in law enforcement, ...

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Time to See the Big Picture

There are a few reasons why I have been defending Trump from the get-go.

1) I knew Hillary was going to be the Democrat nominee. The game was rigged. Newly released emails from the Democrat National Committee prove it.

2) Who of the 17 announced Republican candidates would be able to withstand the media onslaught that would befall whoever the Republican nominee was?

3) Who could best ...

Commander-in-chief?

Anthony G. Scannapieco Jr., the chairman of the Putnam County Republican Party, professed his allegiance to Donald J. Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last month.  Does Trump, a dishonest egomaniac, not to mention a bully, racist, and misogynist, continue to deserve Scannapieco’s support? 

I could comment endlessly on Trump’s continual barrage of ...

120 Hewitt Street, Putnam Valley

120 Hewitt Street, Putnam Valley
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This totally renovated 3 bedroom home sits in the heart of Lake Peekskill. Offering Brand New Kitchen with Stainless Appliances, completely remodeled bath with tile tub surround,Gleaming hardwood flooring throughout, Living Area has glass door to a large rear deck. 

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Somewhere Under the Rainbow

When octogenarian Dana Rosenberg shares “The Story of My Life as an Artist, Teacher and Poet” this Friday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m., in the Heritage Hills Activity Center in Somers, there will be someone in the audience whom she last saw 33 years ago.

In 1983, the same year Dana was honored as an “Outstanding Teacher” in the New York City school system, she was one of five ...

The Dirty Dozen, Less One

I recently experienced something of a meltdown in the egg aisle at the supermarket over which kind of eggs to buy. After much consideration, I finally settled on the eggs I wanted (organic, free-range and cage-free), when I discovered another problem.

The next time I opened an egg carton at the store, there was an egg missing.

Having been the victim of covert cracked eggs in the past, I ...

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