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Getting Into the Swing of Things

January 17, 2019

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Friends of Music’s annual swing dance was held last Friday, Jan. 11, at Austin Road Elementary School. “Crazy Feet” Pete Redmond was on hand to give swing dance lessons before the party got started. Music was provided by the MHS jazz band. 

ZBA Clears Way for Vape/Smoke Shop to Open

January 18, 2019

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Zoning Board of Appeals has given the green light to the owners of a vape/smoking shop to open their doors despite a moratorium that temporarily bans such businesses from the town.

The ZBA voted 4-3 to give the owners of Imperial Vape & Smoke Shop “the right to open…due to substantial expenditures.”

The business’s owners, Nick and Ann ...

Little Library Bookshelves Popping Up All Over Mahopac

January 22, 2019

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Take a book, share a book, encourage readers and build community. That’s the mission of the little library bookshelves which have been initiated in Mahopac by the Mahopac Public Library in cooperation with the Friends of Mahopac Public Library.

 The next time you attend a program at Sycamore Park or meet your friends for a yoga class at Liberation Yoga, you’ll ...

County Braces for Saturday Night Snowstorm - Offers Tips

CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has met with her Executive ICS Team to discuss the possible impact of Winter Storm Harper. The forecast calls for light snow to begin Saturday evening which will increase in intensity before possibly changing to sleet and rain as a warm front passes through very early Sunday morning. This transition will be brief as a bitter cold front ...

Lakeview Second-Graders Perform ‘The Littlest Tree’

January 20, 2019

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Second-graders from Lakeview Elementary School delighted parents and teachers last month with a production of the play,”The Littlest Tree.”  Adapted from the children’s book by Janie Jasin, “The Littlest Tree” is a tale of growing and becoming while being grateful for your present surroundings. 

The Sweetest Thing: MHS Holds Annual Gingerbread House Contest

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac High School German Club held its annual gingerbread house contest last month, resulting in a lot of cool, interesting and delicious architecture. Teams were created for the competition, requiring at least one German Club member per team. The students had to construct their houses—not always made of gingerbread, the edible homes displayed everything from graham ...

School Officials Pitch Million-Dollar Security Upgrade

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Thanks to the state’s Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA), security systems in buildings throughout the Mahopac School District would get more than $1 million in upgrades if Albany approves the district’s latest spending plan.

In their fifth and final dip into the bond’s $3.2 million allocation for Mahopac, school officials would like to spend $1.2 million to ...

Harckham Sworn In As New State Senator

January 9, 2019

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. - In May, reports surfaced that Gov. Andrew Cuomo had lobbied his former staffer, Pete Harckham, to run for the 40th State Senate District against two-term incumbent, Terrence Murphy, a Republican from Yorktown.

Seven months later, Cuomo, a New Castle resident who happens to be one of Harckham’s most prominent constituents, administered the oath of office to his friend at ...

Senior Center Raises Funds to Fight Alzheimer’s

January 12, 2019

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - the Mahopac Koehler Senior Center held its annual Alzheimer’s Mini-Walk recently and raised funds to support the campaign against Alzheimer’s. Twenty-four of the center’s seniors participated in the event. The top four fundraisers were Jean Haas, Marie Broughton, Felicia Gruber and Marie Olivier. The center saluted seniors who participated in the walk and helped ...

County Braces for Saturday Night Snowstorm - Offers Tips

January 18, 2019

CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has met with her Executive ICS Team to discuss the possible impact of Winter Storm Harper. The forecast calls for light snow to begin Saturday evening which will increase in intensity before possibly changing to sleet and rain as a warm front passes through very early Sunday morning. This transition will be brief as a bitter cold front ...

ZBA Clears Way for Vape/Smoke Shop to Open

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Zoning Board of Appeals has given the green light to the owners of a vape/smoking shop to open their doors despite a moratorium that temporarily bans such businesses from the town.

The ZBA voted 4-3 to give the owners of Imperial Vape & Smoke Shop “the right to open…due to substantial expenditures.”

The business’s owners, Nick and Ann ...

Town Gearing Up for Phase 2 of Airport Park Project

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - As Phase 1 work at Airport Park continues, town officials are already gearing up to kick off Phase 2 of the $2.2 million renovation project next spring.

The project will create five soccer/lacrosse fields, a restroom building, playground, pavilion, bleachers and concession stand. In addition, fencing and a parking lot will be installed, hiking paths through the woods will be ...

Mahopac Man Gets 10 Years in Pharmacy Holdup

January 16, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A Mahopac man was sentenced to two concurrent terms of 10 years in prison last week in Westchester County for the attempted armed robbery of a New Rochelle drug store last July.

Westchester County Court Judge Michael Martinelli sentenced Brian Dias, 32, to the 10-year prison term along with five years’ post-release supervision. In October 2018, Dias pleaded guilty to ...

Mahopac Man Faces Multiple Felony DWI Charges

January 13, 2019

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A Mahopac man was arrested earlier this month after he was found passed out in his car, and now faces three DWI-related felony charges

Yorktown police were called on Wednesday, Jan. 2, to the Mobil gas station at 3205 Saw Mill River Road to investigate a report of a driver who had passed out in his vehicle. When they arrived at about 12:13 a.m., police said officers found ...

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