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Pereira Selected to Participate in National Training Camp

January 19, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Hailey Pereira, an eighth-grader at Mahopac Middle School and also a member of NY Xtreme FC and the Region 1 Girls Olympic Development Program Team, has been invited to participate in the U.S. Youth Soccer ODP National Training Camp to be held in Phoenix, Ariz. at the end of January, 2017.

Pereira has been selected after making the state team and progressing through ...

Mahopac Fires on All Cylinders in Two League Wins

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— With three key seniors returning from injury, the Mahopac girls basketball team is back in full swing and notched two-straight wins last week.

In a back-and-forth rivalry matchup with visiting Arlington on Thursday, Jan. 12, Mahopac pulled away in the fourth quarter to win by the score of 70-56 in front of an electric crowd.

“It was really fun to beat them and go ...

Skiing Runs in the Family for Mahopac Senior Captain

Mahopac senior Carleigh Ashnault is a captain on the ski team. She also plays defense on the varsity soccer team.

How old were you when you started skiing and how did you get started?

I started skiing as soon as I could walk. I started racing when I was around 7 at Thunder Ridge. At 13 I started racing in Vermont on the weekends. I started skiing because of my dad—he raced when he was ...

Father, Son Exhibit Views of the Bronx At Third Floor Gallery

January 13, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— William P. Folchi (1922-1992) and his son, John Folchi (b. 1955), have depicted scenes of the Bronx more than a half-century apart. Though different in style, their small-scale works provide engaging views of the visual landscape of the borough.  Approaching their environment from different perspectives, William found most of his subjects out-of-doors, rendering a slice ...

GuidED Demystifies Daunting College Process

January 21, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Applying to college in the 21st century can be an intimidating task for high school students and their parents. It can cause stressful days and sleepless nights as families try to wade through the morass of paperwork and the often-complex application process.

But Dr. Deborah Hardy is here to help. Hardy is an educational consultant, or as she likes to say, a “mobile ...

Home Sweet Home: MMS Holds Annual Gingerbread House Contest

January 16, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Students at Mahopac Middle School received a delicious lesson in architecture last month at the school’s annual gingerbread house competition. Principal Vince DiGrandi and Superintendent Dr. Dennis Creedon handed out several awards for “most creative,” “most classic,” “most educational” and more.

An auction of the edible houses for ...

Mahopac Gets Into the Swing of It!

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Mahopac Friends of Music held a fund-raising swing dance at Lakeview Elementary School on Friday to raise money for the school’s music programs. The nostalgic sounds were provided by the Mahopac High School Jazz Band and included such swingin’ hits as Cab Calloway’s “Minnie the Moocher;” “In The Mood” and  “Chattanooga ...

The Twin Towers Rise Again

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— For Gaetano “Nino” Carbone, the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center were especially heart-rending.

The Mahopac resident had once worked for an import/export office at 21 West St. in Manhattan, not too far from the twin towers, and often did business there.

“[The World Trade Center] was just a stone’s throw away from our office,” Carbone ...

GuidED Demystifies Daunting College Process

January 21, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Applying to college in the 21st century can be an intimidating task for high school students and their parents. It can cause stressful days and sleepless nights as families try to wade through the morass of paperwork and the often-complex application process.

But Dr. Deborah Hardy is here to help. Hardy is an educational consultant, or as she likes to say, a “mobile ...

‘Mysteries of the Museum’ Unveiled at Austin Road Elementary

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The extraordinary, often bizarre treasures housed in America’s museums represent wondrous chapters in history, but a physical display can tell only part of their story. Behind each artifact are amazing tales and secrets to be revealed—tales sometimes brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue.

On the Travel Channel TV show, “Mysteries at the ...

Pine Grove Holds Annual Pajama Drive

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— More needy children will be able to snuggle up in some warm pajamas this winter thanks to the staff, students and their parents at Pine Grove County Day School.

The preschool held its annual pajama day Wednesday, Dec. 21, at all five of its locations in support of the Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that collects books and PJs for needy kids.

With the support ...

Pine Grove Holds Annual Pajama Drive

January 11, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— More needy children will be able to snuggle up in some warm pajamas this winter thanks to the staff, students and their parents at Pine Grove County Day School.

The preschool held its annual pajama day Wednesday, Dec. 21, at all five of its locations in support of the Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that collects books and PJs for needy kids.

With the support ...

The Twin Towers Rise Again

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— For Gaetano “Nino” Carbone, the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center were especially heart-rending.

The Mahopac resident had once worked for an import/export office at 21 West St. in Manhattan, not too far from the twin towers, and often did business there.

“[The World Trade Center] was just a stone’s throw away from our office,” Carbone ...

Planning Board Backs Proposed Chicken Law

January 21, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— A new town ordinance that would allow Carmel/Mahopac residents to keep chickens on their property took another step toward fruition last week when the Planning Board offered a positive recommendation of the proposed legislation.

However, Town Board members said there is still work to do on the law because it needs to tweak some of the language in the version that the ...

Lake Mahopac Park District Offers Recommendations on ‘Bubbler’ Law

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— As the Town Board continues to move toward creating legislation that would regulate the use of ice-retardant systems, sometimes referred to as bubblers, on Lake Mahopac (and other lakes in town), the Lake Mahopac Park District has offered some recommendations on the use of the devices that officials will consider when crafting a new law.

At its Jan. 11 meeting, the board ...

Carmel’s Mortgage Tax Revenue Hits Eight-Year High

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— For the first time in eight years, mortgage tax revenue—an important source of revenue for municipalities when preparing budgets—has climbed past the million-dollar mark in the town of Carmel, according to comptroller Mary Ann Maxwell.

Figures released by Maxwell show that 2016 mortgage tax revenues in Carmel topped out at $1,012,000, more than $300,000 above ...

Mahopac Resident Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty

January 8, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Richard Doyle, the Mahopac resident who formerly owned and operated American Breeders in Yorktown, has pleaded guilty to five counts of animal cruelty.

According to records on the State of Connecticut’s website, Doyle plead guilty to the misdemeanor charges on Friday, Dec. 2 in Danbury Superior Court. Doyle also owned pet stores in Wappingers Falls, Mamaroneck and ...

Car Crashes and Burns, Driver Not Found Till Hours Later

January 18, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Carmel police have issued several citations to a driver who crashed his car on Wixon Pond Road in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 9, and left the scene, only to be found several hours later wandering down Route 6 and suffering from the effects of the frigid temperatures.

Bill Nikisher, first assistant chief of the Mahopac Fire Department, said that the call for the ...

Carmel’s Mortgage Tax Revenue Hits Eight-Year High

January 19, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— For the first time in eight years, mortgage tax revenue—an important source of revenue for municipalities when preparing budgets—has climbed past the million-dollar mark in the town of Carmel, according to comptroller Mary Ann Maxwell.

Figures released by Maxwell show that 2016 mortgage tax revenues in Carmel topped out at $1,012,000, more than $300,000 above ...

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King Andrew Has Spoken

So, there is now a deal to close down Indian Point by the year 2021. None of the local elected officials were part of these discussions. After all, why should they be? They only represent the people who will be affected, mostly negatively, by this deal. If there is anything we have learned during the reign of King Andrew the First, it is, “So it is written, so it shall be done.”

He ...

Standing up to Hypocrisy

I was navigating my way through the huge crowds waiting to check out at BJs just before Christmas, when I happened to find myself across from a small group of women heatedly discussing the recent election.  An attractive redhead—she appeared to be in her early 60s—was angrily berating three women standing just behind her, incredulous that they were talking about how they had ...

Taking the Plunge, for a Good Cause

On any New Year’s Day since 2013, if you happened to be at Riverfront Green in Peekskill, looking toward the Hudson River, you might think you hadn’t fully recovered from the prior evening’s festivities and were hallucinating.

But even stone cold sober, your eyes wouldn’t be deceiving you. Yes, that was a large throng of people running into the icy waters in summery ...

Once Upon a Sagging Mattress

“Help!” I cried out meekly.

“Where are you?” asked my husband, looking around the bedroom.

“I’m in here,” I responded. “In the mattress.” Truth be told, I wasn’t actually in the mattress. It was more like I was on it, but I was sunk down so low, it looked like I had been swallowed up by the mattress. Our very pricey and ...

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I Want to Redecorate, but Where Do I Begin? 

Since decorating mistakes can be very costly and time consuming, I always urge my clients to do their homework before undertaking any redecorating project.

What kind of homework?  A good way to begin is to flip through design and decorating magazines, and visit websites dedicated to interior décor. Start collecting pictures of various design products and styles that appeal to you ...

What Are Learning Modalities?

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 how to handle homework dilemmas to what questions to ask at a CSE meeting. Questions can range from “How best do parents advocate for their children?” to ...