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Girls Cross Country: Expectations Are High for a Young Mahopac Squad

October 22, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Mahopac girls cross-country team has begun practicing and preparing to jump start their season, but there is always a chance that it might not get off the ground.

Mahopac’s coach, Kelley Posch, who is in her second year coaching the team, said they are looking at this season as a privilege and a gift. Not every student-athlete got to compete this fall, and Posch ...

Girls Soccer: Mahopac Struggles vs. Arlington in Opener; Edges Somers

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Last week’s season-opening matchup on Wednesday, Oct. 15, against league rival Arlington didn’t go the way the Indians were hoping it would in a 4-1 loss, but by Saturday’s home-opener Mahopac appeared to be back on its game, beating Somers, 3-2, on Senior Day.

Saturday, Oct. 18, at Mahopac High School, the Indians celebrated their eight seniors on ...

Field Hockey: Mahopac Marks Senior Night with Shutout Win

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Mahopac High School field hockey team celebrated its seniors last weekend at home during a brief ceremony prior to their game, and then went out and dominated Ossining, 5- 0.

On Saturday, Oct. 16, Ava Jennings and Gabby Gonzalez each had two goals For the Indians, and senior captain Krista Dietz added one.

Katie Iarussi and Stephanie Miller split time in goal, but ...

First Day of School ... Again! In-Person Learning Kicks In For the First Time Since March

October 20, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After three weeks of remote learning, Mahopac schools opened for in-person classes on Sept. 29 for the first time since March, albeit via a hybrid model. Half the student body attended school in person on one day, while the other half stayed at home for remote learning and then the next day they switched.

It was not your traditional school day. Students wore masks and had their ...

Retail Shops, Restaurant Planned for Old Lantern Pub Site

October 17, 2020

A plan is in the works to turn the Route 6 Tap House building (formerly the site of Lantern Pub) into a series of retail stores and small eateries, as well as office space.
John Karell Jr., a Patterson-based engineer working for the applicants, recently went before the Planning Board to lay out an amended site plan, which calls for a 42-seat, high-turnover sit-down restaurant, a Carvel ice cream ...

The Future For the Town of Carmel is Now - Master Plan Moves Forward

October 24, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - While in the works for some time now, the town’s preparation for establishing a new Master Plan and a revised code is coming to the fore and town officials say that input and feedback from the community is vital to the process.

Sometimes known as a comprehensive plan, a master plan determines community goals and aspirations for development, including zoning and housing ...

New Law Will Limit Parking on Route 6 ‘Restaurant Row’

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board has unanimously passed a law that will prohibit parking in certain areas along Route 6 in the corridor known as Restaurant Row.

The board passed the law at its Oct. 7 meeting after a public hearing, during which no one from the public spoke on the matter. The new ordinance will prohibit parking on the state highway in designated areas between McMahon Place and ...

Early Voters Face Long Lines, Long Waits

October 28, 2020

CARMEL, N.Y. - The first day of early voting in Putnam County on Saturday, Oct. 24, was frustrating for some voters as lines extended around the building and spiraled through the Board of Elections parking lot in Carmel.

Lines were just a long on subsequent days.

Jennifer Rowe-Behun said she waited about four hours to cast her ballot on Saturday.

“It’s noon. I have been on ...

NY State Senate District 40: Harckham Faces Challenge from Astorino

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Peter Harckham, who flipped the 40th State Senate District blue two years ago, is being challenged in his bid for re-election by Republican Rob Astorino, a former Westchester County executive and one-time candidate for governor of New York.

Harckham, 60, was elected to four two-year terms on the Westchester County Board of Legislators (2008-15) and spent four years ...

Two Mahopac Motorists Die in Car Crash

October 26, 2020

[Editor's note: This story has been updated and now contains the names of both accident victims.]

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Two Mahopac residents, including a Putnam County Sheriff's deputy, died in a head-on collusion Sunday evening (Oct. 25) on Route 6N in Mohegan Lake, just over the Mahopac/Westchester County borderline.

Yorktown police along with the Lake Mohegan Fire Department and ...

Carmel Police Officers Go Above and Beyond

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In a police awards and recognition ceremony held last week, the Carmel Police Department gave out 28 medals and accommodations to officers and staff members who went above and beyond on duty.

Once an annual event, the ceremony hasn’t been held in nearly a decade. Town and police officials hope to re-establish it as an annual celebration of exceptional ...

New Law Will Limit Parking on Route 6 ‘Restaurant Row’

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board has unanimously passed a law that will prohibit parking in certain areas along Route 6 in the corridor known as Restaurant Row.

The board passed the law at its Oct. 7 meeting after a public hearing, during which no one from the public spoke on the matter. The new ordinance will prohibit parking on the state highway in designated areas between McMahon Place and ...

Retail Shops, Restaurant Planned for Old Lantern Pub Site

October 17, 2020

A plan is in the works to turn the Route 6 Tap House building (formerly the site of Lantern Pub) into a series of retail stores and small eateries, as well as office space.
John Karell Jr., a Patterson-based engineer working for the applicants, recently went before the Planning Board to lay out an amended site plan, which calls for a 42-seat, high-turnover sit-down restaurant, a Carvel ice cream ...

The market has exceeded our expectations!

The market has exceeded our expectations!
Buyer demand is high and inventory is low!
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

The value of real estate is changing and as your trusted, local real estate company Café Realty is offering a simple complementary valuation to determine the NEW value of your home.

It is a valuation based on location and condition of your home as well as the ...

The market has exceeded our expectations!

October 16, 2020

The market has exceeded our expectations!
Buyer demand is high and inventory is low!
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

The value of real estate is changing and as your trusted, local real estate company Café Realty is offering a simple complementary valuation to determine the NEW value of your home.

It is a valuation based on location and condition of your home as well as the ...

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Why I am voting for Senator Harckham as a Republican Committee Member

October 19, 2020

I am writing to you as a concerned citizen and a town of Carmel Republican Committee member in support of Democrat and Independence Party candidate, Pete Harckham. Simply put, Senator Harckham puts our community before politics and is someone who always has our best interests in mind. I have never supported a Democrat in Putnam County, but in this case, Senator Harckham has earned my respect ...

The Netflix Cult of Culture

Hey, boss, do you encourage employees to openly voice their opinions, even when they disagree with a company policy or with a decision you’ve made?

Do you pay salaries above market rate because you know it costs more to lose a top performer and re-train a new person than it costs to pay a top performer enough to keep them?

If you said “No” to either of the above, ...

The Pandemic/Election Impact on Estate Tax Exemptions

It is undeniable that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant and detrimental impact on the fiscal well- being of our local, state and federal government. Trillions of dollars in stimulus packages and huge budget deficits at all levels of government do not bode well for the future of the New York and Federal estate tax exemptions, which are respectively, $5.85 million dollars and $11.58 ...