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Mahopac Edges Fox Lane in Girls Lacrosse

April 13, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. — Mahopac’s girls lacrosse team was on both sides of a close contest last week. The Indians picked up a road win over Fox Lane but dropped a home contest with Lakeland/Panas two days later.

Trailing by a goal at halftime, Mahopac surged past the host Foxes with an 11-9 win on Thursday, April 5.

The game was tied 8-8 with 10 minutes left but the defense stepped ...

Mahopac Baseball Guts out Comeback Win over Yorktown

PURCHASE, N.Y. - Whenever local powers Mahopac and Yorktown meet, it’s bound to be a competitive game as the two squared off on a chilly Thursday afternoon at SUNY Purchase.

Staring into a 4-1 deficit in the third inning, the Indians stayed the course and found a 7-6 victory over the Huskers.

“The kids enjoyed it (playing at SUNY Purchase),” Head Coach Myckie Lugbauer ...

Mahopac Boys Lax Team Nets New Coach's First Win in Opener

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-After a rare losing season last spring, the Mahopac High boys lacrosse team is working its way back toward being a competitive force in the section, but along the way there are bound to be some growing pains.

Indians first-year coach Joe Bucello looked at Saturday’s 10-1 home loss to Pleasantville as a learning experience, and it’s no wonder why: the Panthers are ...

MHS Musicians Shine at Annual Pops Concert

April 14, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School’s music department held its annual Pops Concert last month in the school auditorium, featuring its jazz bands, philharmonic orchestra, concert and symphonic bands, chorus and the PACappellas, an a cappella group. After the show, held March 27, a reception was held in the gym with food and dancing and music provided by Jazz Band 1 and Jazz Band 2.

Mahopac Schools Gripped by Their Own 'March Madness'

April 17, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac school’s annual community benefit basketball festivities—Mahopac March Madness—was held Saturday, March 24, and as usual, the high school gym was packed.

This year’s event featured basketball games between the three elementary schools—Austin Road, Fulmar Road and Lakeview—and was organized by the Mahopac High School Student Athletic ...

A Legacy of Military Service

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Rick Beetstra was born to serve. Later this year, the Mahopac resident will mark 20 years as a member of the U.S. Air Force—specifically, the Air National Guard—and says he will remain in the military as long as it is willing to have him.

It’s not surprising he feels this way. Beetstra’s family has a military legacy. His dad was a Vietnam veteran, ...

Mahopac Girl Scouts Mark 106th Anniversary

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Last week marked the 106th birthday of the Girl Scouts of the USA and local Scouts got together at Austin Road Elementary School to mark the occasion with a party, replete with snacks and plenty of activities.

Of course, no Girl Scout event would be complete without a tie-in to a philanthropic endeavor. Last year, the Scouts supported the Children’s Advocacy Center in ...

Temple Beth Shalom Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Never forget.

That is the slogan for Yom Hashoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day—where the Jewish community reminds the world it cannot forget the tragic events of World War II so that it will never happen again.

Temple Beth Shalom in Mahopac marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday (April 8) with a memorial service and a viewing of the documentary film, “They ...

State Stocks Local Streams and Lakes as Trout Season Kicks Off

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Ten minutes into staking their spot on the banks of the Titicus River in North Salem, Jack Newman felt a tug on his line.

It was unexpected, for sure, as trout season in New York State kicked off on April 1 to, yep, more snow. 

Even so, Paul Newman was excited to take his son, 10-year-old Jack, and his friend, Matt Fogel, also 10, out to the river.

When Jack ...

Mahopac Schools Gripped by Their Own 'March Madness'

April 17, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac school’s annual community benefit basketball festivities—Mahopac March Madness—was held Saturday, March 24, and as usual, the high school gym was packed.

This year’s event featured basketball games between the three elementary schools—Austin Road, Fulmar Road and Lakeview—and was organized by the Mahopac High School Student Athletic ...

MHS Musicians Shine at Annual Pops Concert

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School’s music department held its annual Pops Concert last month in the school auditorium, featuring its jazz bands, philharmonic orchestra, concert and symphonic bands, chorus and the PACappellas, an a cappella group. After the show, held March 27, a reception was held in the gym with food and dancing and music provided by Jazz Band 1 and Jazz Band 2.

Mahopac Schools Gripped by Their Own 'March Madness'

April 17, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac school’s annual community benefit basketball festivities—Mahopac March Madness—was held Saturday, March 24, and as usual, the high school gym was packed.

This year’s event featured basketball games between the three elementary schools—Austin Road, Fulmar Road and Lakeview—and was organized by the Mahopac High School Student Athletic ...

Mahopac Girl Scouts Mark 106th Anniversary

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Last week marked the 106th birthday of the Girl Scouts of the USA and local Scouts got together at Austin Road Elementary School to mark the occasion with a party, replete with snacks and plenty of activities.

Of course, no Girl Scout event would be complete without a tie-in to a philanthropic endeavor. Last year, the Scouts supported the Children’s Advocacy Center in ...

Town Hopes to Avoid Problems Caused by Last Year’s Reval

April 19, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y.  - In the wake of a controversial townwide property revaluation that wrapped up in the spring of 2017—the first reval in more than 20 years—town officials are taking measures so that the “sticker shock” that resulted from that project doesn’t happen again.

“We are doing a systematic analysis of all the properties in town, which is called a ...

State Budget has Money for Carmel Road Repairs

ALBANY, N.Y. - This past winter has been a rough one, with local roads taking such a beating they resemble World War I battlefields. Help is on way, according to Sen. Terrence Murphy, as the 2018-19 state budget contains money for municipal road repairs throughout New York, including Carmel and Putnam County.

Murphy said the Hudson Valley will see $13.9 million from the New York State ...

Town Board to Examine Local Law on Bingo Prizes

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Bingo lovers in the town of Carmel, rejoice! The jackpots you could win at your local bingo games are about to get much larger.

At the request of the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Lakes Council 6318, in the hamlet of Carmel, which holds fundraising bingo events throughout the year, the Town Board was expected to hold a public hearing Wednesday (March 28) on changing local ...

State Stocks Local Streams and Lakes as Trout Season Kicks Off

April 11, 2018

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Ten minutes into staking their spot on the banks of the Titicus River in North Salem, Jack Newman felt a tug on his line.

It was unexpected, for sure, as trout season in New York State kicked off on April 1 to, yep, more snow. 

Even so, Paul Newman was excited to take his son, 10-year-old Jack, and his friend, Matt Fogel, also 10, out to the river.

When Jack ...

Putnam County Working to Boost Organ Donations

April 16, 2018

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti and County Executive MaryEllen Odell will partner with Donate Life NYS during Donate Life Month to increase enrollment in the New York State Donate Life Registry. Donate Life Month is a national month-long observance aimed at raising public awareness of the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donation, as nearly 9,500 New Yorkers currently wait for ...

Dump Truck Accident Knocks Down Utility Pole

April 9, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-A dump truck rolled over on Long Pond Road in Mahopac Wednesday, March 28, taking down a utility pole and leaving still-energized wires dangling above the vehicle, hampering first responders’ efforts to rescue the injured driver.

The accident happened near Pleasant Road, said Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department spokesman Tom Beatty, and left 13,000-volt wires above the wreck ...

Temple Beth Shalom Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 12, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Never forget.

That is the slogan for Yom Hashoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day—where the Jewish community reminds the world it cannot forget the tragic events of World War II so that it will never happen again.

Temple Beth Shalom in Mahopac marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday (April 8) with a memorial service and a viewing of the documentary film, “They ...

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What Is Cambridge Analytica?

Cambridge Analytica is a research organization. Apparently, it is funded by the Mercer family, second only to the Koch brothers on the liberal hit list. Both, through their philanthropy, spend millions on various needy organizations like hospitals. What makes them liberal targets is their funding of various conservative think tanks and candidates. I digress.

Cambridge Analytica used Facebook ...

Democrats Are Coming After Your Money

Understand what it will mean if you elect Democrats in November. When the tax reform bill passed in February, not one Democrat voted for it. In fact, during the discussions leading up to the vote, they lied and said your taxes will go up and only the rich will benefit. I wrote back then about the fallacy of their argument and I was right.

As a whole, Democrats and more and more of ...

Support the Hamlet Renaissance

April 6, 2018

This past August, the Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber Legislative Advocacy Board (LAB) published its Carmel Vision 2020 paper outlining the need for a new townwide master plan. Since then things have certainly taken off.

The current focus is on Mahopac’s business district and the town’s purchase of the Swan Cove parcel where dilapidated row homes currently stand. The intention is to ...

‘Sister Act’: A Musical Like Nun Other

Of all the Broadway musicals I’ve seen over the years at Westchester Broadway Theatre, only a handful have elicited the noisily enthusiastic audience response I observed at the recent opening night of “Sister Act.”

There were outbursts of applause in the middle of some numbers, and several clever turns of phrase sprinkled in the dialogue landed squarely, to the delight of big ...

Seen Any Good Ol’ Movies Lately?

As I become more, uh, mature, I find myself enjoying older movies more than newer movies. The trio of films presented here for your consideration are three of my all-time favorites. They share great stories, great screenplays, great directing, great acting. They also have in common ratings in the 90s on Rotten Tomatoes, and a place of distinction in the National Film Registry, a highly selective ...

Privacy? LOL!

Author’s Note: Mom + Pop Culture are a couple of real characters. They could be you and me. Or not. Every so often, I eavesdrop on their conversations. Let’s listen in on what they’re saying right now about how Facebook fans are shocked—shocked!—that their privacy has been compromised, prompting them to rise up and exhort oppressed social media users everywhere to ...

Cleaning the Empty Nest

Part of the shock of being a part-time empty nester is when the kids come back to visit and I have to watch my house transform overnight from a pristine haven of OCD goodness to a place that looks like an explosion happened at Forever 21.

After my kids moved mostly out, I put away whatever tchotchkes they chose to leave behind and then I put on a hazmat suit and cleaned their rooms until they ...

Tipping the Scales in My Favor

As I was settling into bed one night, I happened to catch my husband out of the corner of my eye.

He was getting on the scale.

“WHAT ARE YOU DOING?” I yelled at him. He jerked his head around and looked at me with alarm.

“What? I’m weighing myself.”

I jumped out of bed and yanked him off the scale. 

“You can’t do that now!” I ...

Doing Time in the Big House

“So, what did the doctor say about Dad?” I asked my mom over the phone.

“He has an incarcerated hernia,” she replied.

“INCARCERATED hernia?” I repeated.

“Yes.”

“Why is it incarcerated? Did it rob a bank?”

“What? No.”

“Unlawful entry? Obstruction? Insider trading?” I ...

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Houlihan Lawrence in Yorktown Welcomes Three New Team Members

April 10, 2018

Zef Camaj, brokerage manager, recently welcomed three salespersons to the team.

Marco Nogueras is an enthusiastic and dedicated professional who uses technologically advanced marketing techniques bringing the real estate experience to a new level. He values customer service and will ensure your goals are met while keeping you updated on current market conditions. Marco has spent the majority ...