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Baseball: Mahopac 16U Rolls Past Silverbacks, Ties Eastchester

July 30, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Mahopac 16U baseball team picked up a 14-7 victory over the NY Silverbacks in a Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League game played last Friday at the Crane Road fields in Mahopac.

Gianluca Santoro picked up the victory on the mound for the Indians, going 5 innings and allowing 7 hits.

“He was in control the entire time; he allowed some runs, but had good ...

Baseball: Mahopac 13U Team Rallies to Stun PV

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Mahopac 13U baseball team split its last two games, rallying from an 8-run deficit to post an unlikely 14-13 victory over Putnam Valley last week, then taking a 9–3 loss Sunday to the 9ers.

Last Thursday night at Crane Road, Mahopac found itself in an 11-3 hole. But the team came back, and in the bottom of the sixth it was a Ryan Tissier single to left that ...

Boys Soccer: Hudson Valley ID Camp Called Off

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Coach Tim Hourahan is well-known for pouring his heart and soul into the Lakeland High School boys soccer program and Section 1 soccer.

That’s why having the third annual Hudson Valley ID Camp at Lakeland, which gives players exposure to colleges, being called off cuts so deeply.

“I am absolutely gutted at how much our players have missed out on over the ...

A Time of Reckoning: Mahopac Schools Challenged to Confront Alleged Racism

August 1, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On a sunny afternoon in late June, 100 personal stories about racism printed on small pieces of paper were hung from twine that was strung across the periphery of Chamber Park in Mahopac. They told heartbreaking tales of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and transphobia that both current and former students said they experienced in the Mahopac School District.

The exhibit was part of ...

Mahopac Resident Britney DiTocco Welcomes New SUNY Purchase Students With Song

When incoming students participate in the orientation in August, they will be treated to an original song welcoming them to Purchase College.

Written by Brtitney DiTocco, a recent Purchase graduate and SUNY Chancellor’s Award Winner for Student Excellence, the song welcomes them with a mix of empathy and aspiration. Since orientation will be held remotely this summer, she was ...

Isaias’s Wrath: Thousands Left Without Power

August 5, 2020

CARMEL, N.Y. - Tropical Storm Isaias swept through the area Tuesday afternoon, delivering a gut punch reminiscent of Tropical Storm Sandy in 2012, knocking down trees and power lines and leaving more than 90 percent of New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) customers in Putnam County without power.

Roads were littered with debris by Wednesday morning, some reduced to single lanes due to ...

A Time of Reckoning: Mahopac Schools Challenged to Confront Alleged Racism

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On a sunny afternoon in late June, 100 personal stories about racism printed on small pieces of paper were hung from twine that was strung across the periphery of Chamber Park in Mahopac. They told heartbreaking tales of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and transphobia that both current and former students said they experienced in the Mahopac School District.

The exhibit was part of ...

Girl Scout Gold Award Project to Pay Tribute to Veterans

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Olivia Conlin has been a Girl Scout since kindergarten. Now, her long scouting career is about to be crowned with the highest of honors—the Gold Award. Similar to the Eagle Scout designation for Boy Scouts, the Gold Award is the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts of the USA, earned by Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. Only 5.4 percent of eligible Girl Scouts ...

Girl Scout Gold Award Project to Pay Tribute to Veterans

July 30, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Olivia Conlin has been a Girl Scout since kindergarten. Now, her long scouting career is about to be crowned with the highest of honors—the Gold Award. Similar to the Eagle Scout designation for Boy Scouts, the Gold Award is the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts of the USA, earned by Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. Only 5.4 percent of eligible Girl Scouts ...

Odell Declares State of Emergency

August 5, 2020

CARMEL, N.Y. - In the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias, County Executive had declared a state of emergency.

The storm knocked out power for 90 percent of Putnam County residents and left the streets littered with debris, downed trees, power lines and wires.

Odell said the reason for the declaration is two-fold. First, it will allow the county to be reimbursed for the cost of work and materials ...

Isaias’s Wrath: Thousands Left Without Power

CARMEL, N.Y. - Tropical Storm Isaias swept through the area Tuesday afternoon, delivering a gut punch reminiscent of Tropical Storm Sandy in 2012, knocking down trees and power lines and leaving more than 90 percent of New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) customers in Putnam County without power.

Roads were littered with debris by Wednesday morning, some reduced to single lanes due to ...

Bill Makes Three Local Lakes Eligible for Grant Money

CARMEL, N.Y. - The state Assembly has passed legislation to add three more lakes in the town of Carmel (Lake Casse, Gilead Lake, and Kirk Lake), as designated inland waterways, according to Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac), who sponsored the bill.

By designating these lakes as inland waterways, the town can now pursue additional grant opportunities for the purpose of waterfront ...

Odell Declares State of Emergency

August 5, 2020

CARMEL, N.Y. - In the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias, County Executive had declared a state of emergency.

The storm knocked out power for 90 percent of Putnam County residents and left the streets littered with debris, downed trees, power lines and wires.

Odell said the reason for the declaration is two-fold. First, it will allow the county to be reimbursed for the cost of work and materials ...

The Year the Music Died - Area Musicians Struggle to Find Work During the Pandemic

July 24, 2020

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y.  - Unable to perform due to the coronavirus pandemic, local musicians are singing the blues these days.

Many musicians are feeling the sting of lost income when New York on Pause went into effect in mid-March. Tours and shows were canceled, and venues closed down. Now, with summer here at last and COVID-19 numbers flattening, concert opportunities may once again ...

Mahopac Resident Britney DiTocco Welcomes New SUNY Purchase Students With Song

July 25, 2020

When incoming students participate in the orientation in August, they will be treated to an original song welcoming them to Purchase College.

Written by Brtitney DiTocco, a recent Purchase graduate and SUNY Chancellor’s Award Winner for Student Excellence, the song welcomes them with a mix of empathy and aspiration. Since orientation will be held remotely this summer, she was ...

The Year the Music Died - Area Musicians Struggle to Find Work During the Pandemic

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y.  - Unable to perform due to the coronavirus pandemic, local musicians are singing the blues these days.

Many musicians are feeling the sting of lost income when New York on Pause went into effect in mid-March. Tours and shows were canceled, and venues closed down. Now, with summer here at last and COVID-19 numbers flattening, concert opportunities may once again ...

Isaias’s Wrath: Thousands Left Without Power

August 5, 2020

CARMEL, N.Y. - Tropical Storm Isaias swept through the area Tuesday afternoon, delivering a gut punch reminiscent of Tropical Storm Sandy in 2012, knocking down trees and power lines and leaving more than 90 percent of New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) customers in Putnam County without power.

Roads were littered with debris by Wednesday morning, some reduced to single lanes due to ...

As Rest of Country Struggles, Putnam Keeps COVID on the Ropes

CARMEL, N.Y. - As states such as Florida, Texas and Arizona keep setting records that no wants to set regarding the coronavirus pandemic, New York State—and Putnam County in particular—have become shining examples of how to do it right.

Back in April, the county was seeing more than 50 new cases a day. Now there is just a handful per week and the number of deaths since the pandemic ...

Schumer: Putnam Hospital Strapped for Cash

CARMEL, N.Y. - Standing with officials from Putnam Hospital in Carmel earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Chuck. Schumer urged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to deliver emergency funding to provide critical support to the front-line doctors, nurses, staff, and communities surrounding the Putnam Hospital.

Schumer said Putnam Hospital has been overlooked by the HHS in its ...

A Time of Reckoning: Mahopac Schools Challenged to Confront Alleged Racism

August 1, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On a sunny afternoon in late June, 100 personal stories about racism printed on small pieces of paper were hung from twine that was strung across the periphery of Chamber Park in Mahopac. They told heartbreaking tales of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and transphobia that both current and former students said they experienced in the Mahopac School District.

The exhibit was part of ...

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