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Yorktown Tops Mahopac in Inaugural Tip-Off Classic

December 3, 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y. — Yorktown's boys basketball team defeated Mahopac 70-58 in the championship game of the Inaugural Mahopac Tip-Off Classic on Saturday night.

Husker Tanner Dyslin finished with a game-high 30 points and was named the tournament's MVP. Sol Barer had 13 points and made the all-tournament team.

Noelle Hall led Mahopac with 17 points. Andrew Ryan had 14 ...

'Rhino' Bulls his Way Through Line for Mahopac

Mahopac senior Dino ‘the Rhino’ Milazzo played fullback and defensive tackle for the varsity football team.

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

I was 8 years old and I started off with MSA tackle football.

Looking back on the football season, how did you feel the team performed?

The season didn’t go as planned, but we were ...

Inexperienced Mahopac Team Ready to Hit Hardwood

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Graduation hit the Mahopac Indians hard, but second-year coach Matt Simone is optimistic heading into the 2016-2017 season. The Indians lost the bulk of their scoring from last season in players like Christian Donahoe, Aidan Hynes and Jonathan Jacklett.

Mahopac returns two players in 5-foot-11 senior point guard Andrew Ryan and 5-10 senior guard Michael Cazzari.

Under ...

Local Author Finds Success in ‘Ocean of Storms’

November 30, 2016

CARMEL, N.Y. - It is often said that good things will come to those who wait. For Jeremy Brown and his writing partner, Christopher Mari, it took more than 10 years, but their book, “Ocean of Storms,” is finally being published.

The sci-fi thriller will hit bookstore shelves next month, published by 47North, an imprint of Amazon Publishing that specializes in the science fiction, ...

Somers Custom Framing & Gift Marks 10th Anniversary

Somers Custom Framing & Gift will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Dec. 15, and the way its owners—Ken and Ginny Ryan—see it, their first decade in business has been a resounding success. 

The store has three components to its business: framing, printing and gifts.

The couple began their professional careers in the direct-mail marketing business, but Ken longed to do ...

'Harry Potter' Magic Comes Alive at Mahopac Library

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The bumbling Professor Hackensneeze from Hogwarts Academy, of the “Harry Potter” books, came to Mahopac Library last week to teach kids and their parental Muggles the secrets of their magical powers.

Kids in grades K-5 came out to meet Hackensneeze, the loony professor of Wizardry, who led them on a zany and mystical day-in-the-life of a Wizard In Training ...

DAS Auto Parts Comes to Yorktown

November 30, 2016

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - John Recchia’s long journey to opening up his new Yorktown business—DAS Auto Parts—began 24 years ago when he took a job at the original DAS store in the Greenburgh Shopping Center.

“I went in looking for afterschool work,” he recalled. “I asked if he needed help and [the owner] said, ‘I do; start tomorrow.’ The rest is ...

NY Small Business Development Center Returns to Putnam

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After more than a decade without an office in Putnam County, the New York State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will open up a satellite location in Mahopac. In a partnership effort to better serve the needs of small business owners, The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce will share its office with the SBDC.

Representatives of the SBDC will host an open house ...

New Bowling/Entertainment Center Comes to Carmel

CARMEL, N.Y.— More than 40 town and local dignitaries recently gathered to mark the grand reopening of Spins Bowl in Carmel. Bill Diamond and his company, Diamond Hospitality Group, invested nearly $4 million to build a brand-new bowling and family entertainment center for the town of Carmel and nearby communities to enjoy.

The 30,000-square-foot facility features 26 refurbished lanes ...

Mahopac Ushers in the Holiday Season!

December 3, 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The town's annual holiday in the Park turned Chamber Park of Mahopac into a Winter Wonderland Saturday evening under the sponsorship of the Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce.

Teen who Rescued Girls to Receive State's Highest Honor

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Cullen Malzo doesn’t feel like a hero. He’s often said that what he did the night of Nov. 10 was just a case of being in the right place at the right time. But it was Cullen’s quick-thinking and bravery that saved the lives of two 17-year old girls.

Malzo’s selfless act caught the attention of many appreciative supporters, including state Sen.

Mahopac's Bill Duschaneck Named to Veterans Hall of Fame

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Mahopac resident Bill Duschaneck’s military service and lifelong commitment to helping veterans have earned him a place in the New York Senate’s 40th District’s Veterans Hall of Fame.

He was officially inducted by Sen. Terrence Murphy at a ceremony at the Mount Kisco American Legion Hall Thursday night (Nov. 17) and honored by the Carmel Town Board with a ...

I Sat with Santa in Mahopac

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Thank you for attending Holiday in the Park, which was hosted by The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce, at Mahopac Chamber Park on Saturday, Nov. 26.

You may download your photo for free as a gift from Mahopac News. Prints and cards are also available for purchase. 

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Somers Custom Framing & Gift Marks 10th Anniversary

Somers Custom Framing & Gift will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Dec. 15, and the way its owners—Ken and Ginny Ryan—see it, their first decade in business has been a resounding success. 

The store has three components to its business: framing, printing and gifts.

The couple began their professional careers in the direct-mail marketing business, but Ken longed to do ...

Austin Road Celebrates Halloween!

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Students and faculty at Austin Road Elementary School marked All Hallows’ Eve (you might know it as Halloween) by dressing up at school for the day.

They might not have been scary, but they sure were cute! The day included a visit to a pumpkin patch where the kids could pick their own pumpkin.s The pumpkins were donated by Stop ‘n’ Shop in Somers ...

Music Comes to Mahopac High at the Fall Festival

November 30, 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Friends of Mahopac Music presented Mahopac High School's annual Fall Festival on Monday, Nov. 2.

Voters Say No to School's Capital Improvement Plan

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— A referendum to repair school roofs and make energy improvements throughout the district’s buildings was turned down by voters last week by just 15 votes.

Voters went to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 15, and voted 140-125 to reject the $8 million capital-improvement project even though school officials said it would have been done without borrowing money or raising the tax ...

Fulmar Road Students Learn Native American Ways

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Wearing head-to-toe period-inspired dress, Native American expert Clint Chartier told students at Fulmar Road Elementary School recently what life was like as an early Native American.

Chartier, who dressed in clothing he made from buckskin, also created displays in classrooms, including buffalo hides with hand-painted pictographs, handcrafted tools, headdresses, beads and ...

Legionnaires Bring Thanksgiving to Leibel Veterans Home

December 5, 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— On Sunday, Nov. 20, the Sons of the American Legion, along with Mahopac Legion Post 1080 and its Auxiliary members, with help from members of the Patterson American Legion, provided an early Thanksgiving dinner for the veterans living at the Vincent Leibel Veterans Home in Carmel.

Besides plenty of food and dessert, the veterans received special red/white/blue helicopters ...

Mahopac Schools Team With Town to Aid Families in Need

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Thanksgiving is about tradition, and nowhere is the tradition of giving more apparent than in the Mahopac School District. In a years-old custom of giving back via fundraisers and gift baskets, students, parents, teachers and staff went all out to help families in need.

Mahopac Middle School, in conjunction with the town of Carmel, provided Thanksgiving dinner to 33 area ...

Eagle Scout Project will Bring Bleachers to McDonough Park

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Another Eagle Scout project and another improvement coming to a Mahopac park.

At the Carmel Town Board meeting last week, Eagle Scout candidate Christopher DiSilvio, 16, of Mahopac Troop 1 proposed installing a small bleacher and artificial turf on the east end of the baseball field at McDonough Park. The idea had already been approved by the Recreation and Parks Advisory ...

Schumer Wants Speed Technology Mandated for Trucks

December 6, 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Following several serious tractor-trailer accidents on I-84, including Putnam County, this past spring, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to finalize a proposed rule that would require electronic speeding devices be placed in large trucks, buses and school buses over 26,000 pounds.

Speaking at a news conference last Wednesday at ...

Town Looks to Replace its Fleet of Cars

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The town’s fleet of vehicles used by various departments throughout government has grown old and rusty and Supervisor Ken Schmitt said, with the Town Board’s permission, he will seek bids to replace them.

At last week’s Town Board meeting, Schmitt said the town’s fleet of four 2003 Ford Focuses is no longer viable transportation for the town’s ...

Town Board Approves 2017 Budget

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Town Board has approved its 2017 budget, a $27.1 million spending package that calls for a tax rate increase of 1.6 percent.

Under this budget, the average assessed home at $204,940 would have a tax bill of about $1,711, up $26 from last year. The tax rate would be at 8.35 percent, a 1.6 percent increase from 2016’s budget. According to town comptroller Mary Ann ...

Somers Custom Framing & Gift Marks 10th Anniversary

November 25, 2016

Somers Custom Framing & Gift will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Dec. 15, and the way its owners—Ken and Ginny Ryan—see it, their first decade in business has been a resounding success. 

The store has three components to its business: framing, printing and gifts.

The couple began their professional careers in the direct-mail marketing business, but Ken longed to do ...

Carmel Ranked One of New York's Safest Towns

November 26, 2016

CARMEL, N.Y.— Carmel/Mahopac has been named the 19th safest municipality in New York State by SafeWise.com, a website dedicated to home safety and security news.

SafeWise based its rankings on two criteria: the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes per capita. Violent crimes are considered to be aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery, while property crimes are ...

Judge Reitz Honored with IMAGINE Award

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Putnam County Court Judge James Reitz has been named the recipient of the annual Sid Gibson IMAGINE Award, in recognition of his ongoing dedication to the well-being of youth, adults and families in the community.

“We are so pleased to honor Judge James F. Reitz. He is fully invested in supporting our young children and their families and believes whole-heartedly in ...

Hundreds Mourn Undersheriff Peter Convery

November 30, 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Hundreds of mourners turned out for the funeral services for Putnam County Undersheriff Peter Convery Monday, Nov. 21, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac.

Convery passed away following an apparent heart attack Tuesday, Nov. 15. He was 65. 

The church was filled with law enforcement personnel from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Westchester ...

Fire Destroys Mahopac Auto Body Shop

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— A fire destroyed a good portion of a Mahopac business Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, while causing minor injuries to two firefighters.

The Mahopac Fire Department was called to On the Line Auto Body and Last Chance Automotive at 4 Miller Road at around 1:30 p.m. The businesses are located right on the Mahopac/Somers border, which caused some initial confusion with the ...

Carmel Ranked One of New York's Safest Towns

CARMEL, N.Y.— Carmel/Mahopac has been named the 19th safest municipality in New York State by SafeWise.com, a website dedicated to home safety and security news.

SafeWise based its rankings on two criteria: the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes per capita. Violent crimes are considered to be aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery, while property crimes are ...

Featured Property of the Week

November 24, 2016

220 Watermelon Hill Road, Carmel
$550,000.00

This charming, large, classic turn-of-the-century Victorian creates a storybook setting that you will long to come home to and is majestically set on nearly two acres of lush level grounds with surprises at every turn and reminiscent of an adult fairy garden. Super-convenient location and quiet yet close to everything. Upon entering the home the ...

Putnam Residents Some of the Most Financially Healthy

PUTNAM COUNTY N.Y.— A study released last week on counties with the highest per capita net wealth has ranked Putnam County among the top 10 counties nationwide.

The study was conducted by SmartAsset, a financial technology company. It analyzed income, net worth, and debt in counties across the country to determine which locations had the highest per capita net wealth relative to ...

Featured Property of the Week

1585 Overhill Street, Yorktown
$800,000.00

Spectacular one-of-a-kind custom built home with first floor master bedroom suite of almost 1,000sf and a heated 5 car garage! This home is close to the downtown hamlet area of Yorktown Heights and just minutes to the Taconic State Parkway. With attention to detail at every turn, this incredible home is an entertainer's dream, with custom ...

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The Media Still Will Not Report the Truth

We are being told that what is being called “fake news” won the election for Donald Trump. Not that he worked like hell for it, going from the day after he won the nomination until 1 a.m. Election Day morning to multiple rallies attended by tens of thousands of people (which we were told was anecdotal and not a true measure of support) in multiple states, plus debates and interview ...

It Wasn't the Economy or Jobs

According to the latest data released by the International Monetary Fund, the United States is the sixth richest country in the world.   And, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Putnam County—with a population of about 99,000—is the seventh richest county in the country.  

Almost 70 percent of the Putnam County electorate went to the polls on Election Day and voted ...

14 Deluca Lane, Carmel

14 Deluca Lane, Carmel
$700,000.00

ONE-OF-A-KIND 4 bedroom with a comfy, smooth and open floor plan. Feels more like an estate! Glide through the large, wide open eat-in-kitchen which overlooks the amazing in-ground and heated pool w/ gorgeous pool house, a large dining area, sun room, a 2nd floor catwalk that runs the length of the large living room w/ a magnificent fireplace and windows ...

‘Saturday Night Fever’ Stayin’ Alive as Stage Musical

As I’m writing this review of Westchester Broadway Theatre’s dance-happy, song-packed production of “Saturday Night Fever,”, I’m also listening to the anthemic soundtrack from the 1977 movie. It is one of the best-selling and most acclaimed movie recordings in music history. It even is immortalized in The Library of Congress, as part of the prestigious National ...

My Epic Beauty Fails

One day as I was looking around a high-end cosmetics store for a new lipstick, a “beauty expert” approached me and said that I was so stunning I should forget the lipstick, and get a lip plumper instead. At first I wondered why I needed a lip plumper if I was already so stunning. But then I thought, “Now here is someone wearing a badge that says, ‘beauty expert,’ so ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, December 6, 2:00 PM

Putnam County Department of Health, Brewster

Flu Vaccination Clinic

Health & Wellness

Thu, December 8, 4:00 PM

Mahopac Library, Mahopac

Making Gingerbread Houses

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, December 10, 10:30 AM

Somers

Writers Workshop Open Mic

Arts & Entertainment Education

Zef Camaj, Brokerage Manager, recently welcomed three new Real Estate Salespersons to the team

November 22, 2016

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Houlihan Lawrence, Yorktown Brokerage

Zef Camaj, Brokerage Manager, recently welcomed three new Real Estate Salespersons to the team.

Teena Von Elm is dedicated to client service and satisfaction that is unsurpassed. With a professional, yet friendly approach, she helps her clients feel comfortable when buying or selling their next home. In addition to joining Houlihan ...