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Baseball: Mahopac Retires Jersey Numbers of Fleming, Riefenhauser

July 2, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – With the sports world at a standstill, there is perhaps no better time to remember the past.

That’s what Mahopac High School did on Saturday, June 27, when the baseball program retired the jersey numbers of Dave Fleming (No. 16) and C.J. Riefenhauser (No. 7)—the only two Indians to play Major League Baseball.

Fleming, a 6-foot-3 left-handed pitcher, ...

Photos: Mahopac Senior Sports Awards

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Earlier this month, dozens of graduating Mahopac student-athletes wrapped up their varsity athletic careers in unusual fashion.

Instead of an auditorium, this year’s Senior Athletic Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, June 11, in a parking lot behind Mahopac High School.

Award recipients and their families arrived at the back of the building, where staff guided them ...

Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League (GHVBL) Is Ready to Play Ball

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – It’s time to play baseball!

Well, almost. And kind of.

The wheels are in motion for youth baseball and softball to return to Westchester County and the surrounding area soon.

But a few things still need to happen. And there are a lot of question marks. Like health protocols for players, limited spectators, and facilities—fields on which to play the ...

A Parade of Seniors - Roll PAC!

July 2, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A parade honoring Mahopac’s graduating Class of 2020 was held on Friday evening, Jun along Route 6. Each class member was driven along the parade route from Croton Falls Road to the Lake Plaza Shopping Center (Stop & Shop) as they were cheered on by family and friends. The event culminated “Blue & Gold Week,” which began on Monday with the high ...

MHS Music Students Perform Virtually - See Videos

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School music students traditionally end the school year with a series of live performances and concerts for our community.  Students get the opportunity to demonstrate all of their growth, hard work and accomplishments at these performances.  Although the students didn't have the opportunity to present these concerts this year, MHS ...

Harvey’s Online Summer Course Registration Open for Local Students

The Harvey School announces its 15th consecutive year of offering the eHarvey online summer session. This year’s session, beginning Monday, June 29 and ending Friday, Aug. 14, offers seven weeks of intensive study online with teacher support.

eHarvey’s summer options include classes in academic courses that can enhance a student’s local high school transcript. Participants ...

A Parade of Seniors - Roll PAC!

July 2, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A parade honoring Mahopac’s graduating Class of 2020 was held on Friday evening, Jun along Route 6. Each class member was driven along the parade route from Croton Falls Road to the Lake Plaza Shopping Center (Stop & Shop) as they were cheered on by family and friends. The event culminated “Blue & Gold Week,” which began on Monday with the high ...

Putnam Celebrates 208th Birthday Virtually -- Austin Road Students Contribute Special Time Capsule

CARMEL, N.Y. - Friday, June 12, marked the 208th birthday of Putnam County, a celebration of a new county in a new country. Unfortunately, the annual observation of Putnam County Day at the Historic Courthouse had to be canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as the Hudson Valley region strives to reopen. However, a virtual celebration is available online.

“This traditional day of ...

Life’s a Beach Again in Mahopac

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The first day of summer officially arrived over the weekend and it brought with it plenty of warm and humid weather. Some might even call it “beach weather.”

And just in time, the state is allowing public beaches to open, as long they follow the guidelines. Sycamore Beach at Sycamore Park in Mahopac was one of those beaches that opened for business on Saturday and ...

Town Board Condemns Racism - Passes Resolution That ‘Rejects All Forms of Hatred’

July 3, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board unanimously passed a resolution last week condemning all forms of racism throughout the town Carmel.

The resolution, which comes in the wake of a march and rally held last month in Chamber Park by a group known as Mahopac for Racial Justice, was read and approved at the board’s June 25 meeting.

Supervisor Ken Schmitt, who attended the rally in the park, ...

Town Sued For $1.5 Million Over Assessor’s Job

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Putnam County Legislator Paul Jonke (District 6/Southeast) has filed a $1.5 million breach of contract lawsuit against the town of Carmel, claiming the town offered him the assessor’s job but then later rescinded the offer at a point when it was too late for Jonke to reapply for the town of Kent assessor’s position—the job he held at the time Carmel allegedly ...

Sayegh Defeats LoBue In GOP County Primary

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - While absentee ballots are yet to be counted, it appears that incumbent Amy Sayegh has defeated challenger Dini LoBue in the GOP primary for the District 8 county legislature seat.

According to unofficial results from the county Board of Elections, Sayegh received 149 votes, while LoBue garnered 83. There are still 138 absentee votes yet to be counted.

In a statement she ...

Sayegh Defeats LoBue In GOP County Primary

June 29, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - While absentee ballots are yet to be counted, it appears that incumbent Amy Sayegh has defeated challenger Dini LoBue in the GOP primary for the District 8 county legislature seat.

According to unofficial results from the county Board of Elections, Sayegh received 149 votes, while LoBue garnered 83. There are still 138 absentee votes yet to be counted.

In a statement she ...

Carmel FD Looks to Expand Firehouse

June 23, 2020

CARMEL, N.Y. - The Carmel Fire Department is currently before the Planning Board seeking site plan approval for an expansion and renovation project for its firehouse at 94 Gleneida Ave. in the Carmel hamlet.

 The property is also under review for a lot line adjustment by the Planning Board, as some of the proposed addition would be built on property currently owned by neighboring TD Bank, ...

Retailer Back on Track to Open in Old Kmart Space

June 25, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After more than three months of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, plans to open an Ocean State Job Lot store in the former Kmart building in the Lake Plaza Shopping Center on Route 6 are back on track.

James Hines, regional director for the North Kingstown, R.I.-based Ocean State Job Lot, said the company plans to have a soft opening around Aug. 20. Prior to the pandemic, ...

MHS Music Students Perform Virtually - See Videos

June 26, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School music students traditionally end the school year with a series of live performances and concerts for our community.  Students get the opportunity to demonstrate all of their growth, hard work and accomplishments at these performances.  Although the students didn't have the opportunity to present these concerts this year, MHS ...

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Congrats to the Mahopac Middle School & Fulmar Road Graduates

July 3, 2020

Congrats to the Mahopac Middle School & Fulmar Road Graduates

Congratulations to the Mahopac High School Graduate!

Congratulations to the Mahopac High School Graduate! 

Congratulations to the Mahopac High School Graduate!

Congratulations to the Mahopac High School Graduate! 

Congratulations to the Mahopac High School Graduate!

Congratulations to the Mahopac High School Graduate! 

Congratulations to the Mahopac High School Graduate!

Congratulations to the Mahopac High School Graduate! 

Handling Cell Tower Plans Moving Forward

June 29, 2020

The settlement of the Dixon Road cell tower by the Town Board shows that community activism can have an effect.  It is a shame that the residents had to hire their own attorney at their expense in order to be certain their voices were heard.

The tower being moved to a less intrusive location on Dixon Road, as well as a lower limit on its height, now and in the future represent an ...

The pandemic's long term impact on assisted living facilities and nursing homes

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that the residents of New York’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities have felt the brunt of the ravages of the Covid19 Pandemic. For example, at the time of this writing it has been reported that approximately thirty-seven (37%) percent of the deaths from Covid19 are nursing home residents and that 42 nursing homes in New York had at ...