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Mahopac Alum Honored as a Leader

September 17, 2020

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – Briana Corace, a 2017 Mahopac High School graduate and senior lacrosse player at Mercy College, has been selected as an NCAA Division II Women Leaders X grant recipient.

The virtual conference celebrating female leaders in college sports will be held Oct. 11-12. Corace is one of seven student-athletes to earn the grant from the East Coast Conference (ECC).

Corace ...

High School Football, Volleyball Postponed Until March

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Football, volleyball, and competitive cheer, considered higher-risk sports by New York State, are being sidelined statewide until March 1—a time when COVID-19 would be theoretically less of a threat to players, coaches, and officials.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association made the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

“We’ve ...

Town Accepts Scoreboard Donation for Airport Park

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Airport Park project is coming down the home stretch and now the main soccer field there will have a new state-of-the-art scoreboard thanks to the generosity of two Mahopac residents.

Dan Fraser and Scooter Hatch, who are both members of the Mahopac Sports Association (MSA), are donating the funds to purchase the scoreboard which will be dedicated to memory of some of their ...

ONLINE EDITION: Hudson Valley Fall Guide

September 17, 2020

Check out Halston Media's annual Hudson Valley Fall Guide by clicking this link. 

Included inside are features on:

Simple family fall activities from The Family Keystone. 
Information from Stepping Stones on its virtual programs. 
A Q&A with North Salem photographer Benjamin Allen and his work with SPACE on Ryder Farm. 
Art galleries to ...

Never Forget: Mahopac FD Pays Tribute to 9-11 Victims

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Members of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department held a brief but somber ceremony on Friday, Sept. 11, to commemorate Patriots Day, the day America pays tribute to victims of 9-11 at the twin towers, the Pentagon and the fields of Pennsylvania.

At the ceremony at the firehouse, held at the department’s monument at the corner of Route 6 and Croton Falls Road, there were ...

Eagle Scout Project to Restore Sycamore Park Bocce Court

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Bocce fans rejoice! The bocce ball court at Sycamore Park is getting a makeover thanks to an Eagle Scout project that was approved by the Town Board last week.

Boy Scout Michael Horan of Troop 371went before the board at its Aug. 26 meeting to explain the project and lay out the details of what it will entail.

Jim Gilchrist, the town’s recreation director, told the ...

Cancer-Surviving Kids Enjoy Day on Lake Mahopac

September 14, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Children who survived cancer were treated to a boat ride on Lake Mahopac on Sunday, Aug. 30, courtesy of the local charity Love Holds Life and local Realtor Christine Picone.

Picone of William Raveis, donated a family fun day experience on her boat for the kids that included 10-year-old Zoey Nieves of the Bronx, who conquered stage 4 rhabdomyosarcoma cancer and 8-year-old Dylan ...

Eagle Scout Project to Restore Sycamore Park Bocce Court

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Bocce fans rejoice! The bocce ball court at Sycamore Park is getting a makeover thanks to an Eagle Scout project that was approved by the Town Board last week.

Boy Scout Michael Horan of Troop 371went before the board at its Aug. 26 meeting to explain the project and lay out the details of what it will entail.

Jim Gilchrist, the town’s recreation director, told the ...

Town Accepts Scoreboard Donation for Airport Park

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Airport Park project is coming down the home stretch and now the main soccer field there will have a new state-of-the-art scoreboard thanks to the generosity of two Mahopac residents.

Dan Fraser and Scooter Hatch, who are both members of the Mahopac Sports Association (MSA), are donating the funds to purchase the scoreboard which will be dedicated to memory of some of their ...

Town Board Decries NYSEG’s Proposed Rate Hike

September 19, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A proposal by New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) to increase its rates nearly 22 percent over a three-year period has raised the ire of the Carmel Town Board, which has written a letter to the state Public Service Commission (PSC) protesting the utility’s request.

Councilman Frank Lombardi raised the issue at the board’s voting meeting earlier this month and ...

Schmitt Says Cell Tower Negotiations Still Underway

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Supervisor Ken Schmitt told residents of Walton Drive last week that he and the Town Board will continue to negotiate with Homeland Towers in an effort to have a planned cell tower moved farther away from their homes.

The town signed an out-of-court settlement earlier this year after Homeland sued the town in the wake of the Planning Board’s rejection of a site-plan ...

Never Forget: Mahopac FD Pays Tribute to 9-11 Victims

September 17, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Members of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department held a brief but somber ceremony on Friday, Sept. 11, to commemorate Patriots Day, the day America pays tribute to victims of 9-11 at the twin towers, the Pentagon and the fields of Pennsylvania.

At the ceremony at the firehouse, held at the department’s monument at the corner of Route 6 and Croton Falls Road, there were ...

Town Board Decries NYSEG’s Proposed Rate Hike

September 19, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A proposal by New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) to increase its rates nearly 22 percent over a three-year period has raised the ire of the Carmel Town Board, which has written a letter to the state Public Service Commission (PSC) protesting the utility’s request.

Councilman Frank Lombardi raised the issue at the board’s voting meeting earlier this month and ...

Don’t Worry Honey, You Will Get My Diamond Ring When I Die

Parents, grandparents and loved ones often make promises and/or express their desire to leave specific items of tangible personal property (furniture, artworks, jewelry, clothing, cars, watches, etc.) to a child, grandchild, loved one or friend in their Last Will and Testament. Whether or not that promise will actually be fulfilled depends on a variety of factors such as whether the item is in ...

Mahopac Brothers Rock Library Talent Competition

September 10, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Beatles broke up more than 30 years before the Dusovic brothers were even born, but their musical influence on the duo has been indelible.

The brothers—Mark, 17, and Robert, 14—recently teamed up to take fourth place in Mahopac Library’s countywide Teen Talent Competition, which saw 31 entrants vie for top honors in a wide variety of ...

The Epidemic in The Pandemic: Nation Sees Spike In Overdoses, But Putnam Is An Exception

September 18, 2020

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - With the coronavirus dominating newspaper headlines and cable TV news cycles over the past six months, the opioid epidemic that’s gripped the nation for more than three years has been pushed to the back burner.

Sadly, the data shows that the opioid crisis has intensified nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Putnam County and the town of Carmel seemed to ...

ONLINE EDITION: Hudson Valley Fall Guide

September 17, 2020

Check out Halston Media's annual Hudson Valley Fall Guide by clicking this link. 

Included inside are features on:

Simple family fall activities from The Family Keystone. 
Information from Stepping Stones on its virtual programs. 
A Q&A with North Salem photographer Benjamin Allen and his work with SPACE on Ryder Farm. 
Art galleries to ...

Bring New Life to That Tired Quarantine Space: Wallauer’s Design Centers Can Help

September 17, 2020

Aesop once famously said, “familiarity breeds contempt.” Thanks to the pandemic, which has resulted in people being stuck in their homes for the past six months, there has been a little too much familiarity of late.

People are yearning for a change of scenery. No problem. Wallauer Paint & Design can help.

“People have been stuck at home staring at the walls,” ...

Mahopac Man Sentenced to 18 Years For Child Rape

September 8, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A Mahopac man has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison for twice raping a 12- year-old child.

Khori Salmon was sentenced on Aug. 17 by Judge James Rooney to a total of 18 years in state prison, 20 years post-release supervision, and registration as a sex offender.

Salmon was convicted last March of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, and two counts ...

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Climbing the Walls to Find Higher Ground

In times of stress or anxiety or just plain limbo—quite the trifecta, which we all can relate to lately—the tortured soul often looks to escape the rigors of reality by turning to art.

It might be mass-market art, like movies or music or books or games, or fine art, like paintings, or niche art like poetry, or performance art, like comic monologues.

Fortunately, there are ...

Groundbreaking Initiative to Spark Volunteerism & Develop Future Leaders Spearheaded by Long Island University’s Global Service Institute & Renowned Broadcaster Rita Cosby

September 15, 2020

Long Island University (LIU) announces Rita Cosby, the renowned Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent and best-selling author, as the chair of its Global Service Institute. Cosby will lead the Institute’s game-changing and innovative educational initiatives to inspire a timely commitment toward volunteerism and elevate the importance and power of service. During this unprecedented ...