Mahopac News

November 18, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Former shipmates hugged one another in recognition, a spry World War II pilot tipped his vintage leather cap at passersby, and tough-as-nails former Marines teased each other's ability to still fit into their uniforms. Memories, past and present, as well as a delicious menu, are ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - More than three years in the making, the new Stop & Shop store in the Lake Plaza Shopping Center celebrated last week with a grand-opening party on Thursday evening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday morning. The location, on Route 6 in Mahopac, is Stop & Shop’s first ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) and the town of Carmel have come together on a new collective bargain agreement (CBA) that provides raises for the union members over the next four years. The CSEA, Local 840, includes most town employees, such as clerks, parks and ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Putnam County was held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel as hundreds of walkers, including local dignitaries and elected officials, came out to support the cause. The event raised more than $61,000 and more money is ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac School District is back on TV. After years of lying dormant, the district has revitalized its public-access cable channels on both Fios/Verizon (channel 46) and Comcast (channel 22). The channels were brought back to life last month. “After being dormant for ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Recreation and Parks Department held its annual Harvestfest at Sycamore Park on Sunday, Oct. 28. Festivities included a haunted house, pony rides, petting zoo, games, bouncy house, vendors and a Trick-or-Treat Parade with kids and parents in their Halloween costumes. The weather ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - With winter approaching, School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo said the school bus glitches that plagued the district over the first few weeks of school have essentially been resolved and he is asking parents to be patient whenever alleged school issues present themselves on social ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac and Putnam County came together Friday night (Nov. 2) at Temple Beth Shalom for a service of remembrance and solidarity for the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue murders in Pittsburgh. The Mahopac synagogue opened its doors to the public, area elected officials, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— It was a historic fall season for the Mahopac High School volleyball team right up until the end, which came earlier than the Indians expected. Mahopac lost its second match of the season to Scarsdale, before embarking on a 16-match win-streak that ended with a loss to a tough ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Westchester County carried Pete Harckham (D-South Salem) to victory Tuesday night in the 40th State Senate District race over two-term incumbent Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown). Murphy topped Harckham by 8,049 votes in Dutchess and Putnam counties, but was bested by 10,170 ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R-Mahopac) has earned a second term in Albany with an apparent victory over challenger Vedat Gashi (D-Yorktown), according to unofficial election results. With 100 percent of districts reporting in Putnam and Westchester, Byrne defeated Gashi by ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - County Executive MaryEllen Odell has been re-elected and will serve another four years in the top governmental post in Putnam County. According to unofficial results from the Putnam County Board of Elections, Odell, the incumbent Republican, handily defeated Democratic challenger ...

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WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. - Mahopac’s boys and girls cross-country teams competed at the Section 1 championships on Nov. 3 at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls. Matthew McMahon, a junior, placed 21st out of 154 runners in the Class A boys race. He clocked a time of 18:31 to lead the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The month of October brought a smile to the faces of the many firefighters of the Mahopac Falls Fire Department (MFFD) because that is when they got to interact with the children of the school district. Rolling out on a well-tuned schedule prepared by firefighter Bill Lindsey, MFFD ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Instead of their usual Friday morning classes, Mahopac Middle School (MMS) students began their day with a lesson on the scientific theory of the Butterfly Effect, the notion that a single flap of a butterfly’s wings can play a significant part in generating a tornado a great ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Fire Department held its annual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 20. Residents were greeted by members of the fire department, emergency medical services and fire police, in addition to many friends from neighboring agencies. There were all kinds of demonstrations, from car ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In a standing-room-only meeting at the Mahopac Library’s community room on Sunday (Oct. 28) residents showed up to learn more about two proposed cell towers and how they can stop them—or at least get them moved to another location. Danbury-based Homeland Towers went before the ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Voters in the 94th Assembly District will have a choice when they go to the polls Nov. 6. between the incumbent Republican Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and Democrat challenger Vedat Gashi. Byrne, a graduate of Carmel High School, was elected to the Assembly in 2016 and seeks his ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Incumbent Republican Joseph Castellano will face Democratic challenger Scott Reing in the Nov. 6 election for the District 7 seat of the Putnam County Legislature. District 7 includes parts of Mahopac, Southeast and the village of Brewster. The two faced off during a Putnam ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Harlem Wizards will bring their basketball comedy hijinks to town on Friday, Nov. 30, to raise money for the Mahopac boys and girls basketball programs. Wizards team member John “Big J” Smith came to the school district on Monday, Oct. 29, to visit with the kids and promote ...

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MAHOPAC, N.,Y. - Incumbent Republican MaryEllen Odell and Democratic challenger Maureen Fleming showed they would have very distinct differences in how they will govern if elected when they met during a League of Women Voters-sponsored debate held at the Mahopac Library last week. The two ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - MSA Cheerleading hosted its fourth annual Trunk or Treat at the high school parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 20. The spook-tacular event featured car trunks that were decorated in creepy Halloween themes and filled with holiday treats for which the kids—dressed in their scariest, and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Elected Carmel town officials will receive a 4 percent raise when the 2019 budget is adopted next month. Supervisor Ken Schmitt presented the tentative budget at the board’s Oct. 3 meeting—a $29.8 million spending package that called for a 1.6 percent hike in the tax rate and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The school district is on course with plans to undertake several tax-neutral capital-improvement projects next year; however, the scope and cost of those projects is still undetermined, according to school officials who addressed the matter at the Oct. 18 Board of Education ...

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MAHOPAC, NY —Mahopac’s volleyball team, already league champs, closed out its regular season Monday with a 3-1 victory over Roy C. Ketcham High School. The road win was the team’s third in five days and capped a season in which the Indians posted a 16-1 record. Mahopac posted  a 3-1 victory over ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Dominic Cappelletti and his father, Joseph, have an affinity for all things scary, so Halloween is a very special time for them. “My father and I have always loved Halloween,” said Dominic. “We loved haunted houses, so every Halloween we would travel around the country going to ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Voters in the 40th Senate District will have a choice when they go to the polls Nov. 6. between the incumbent Republican Sen. Terrence Murphy and Democrat Pete Harckham. Murphy was elected to the state Senate in 2014. He and his wife have three children and live in ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac School District marked School Board Recognition Week (Oct. 22-26) at its Oct. 18 meeting by honoring board trustees with a reception and presenting each of them with a certificate of recognition. The New York State School Boards Association said the week is used to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac School Board Trustee Penny Swift shocked her colleagues and district administrators last week when she announced that she was stepping down from her post. Swift, who was just elected to the board in May, said her resignation is effective immediately. School Board ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.  Green's Natural Foods, a health food chain, plans to open a new store in early 2019 in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Baldwin Place, Somers. This location comes in addition to a store at 12 Triangle Center, Yorktown Heights, and the business, which has rebranded itself from Mrs.

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