Mahopac News

September 18, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. -  Mahopac School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo announced this morning, Tuesday, Sept. 18, that district transportation supervisor Pamela Romeo has resigned from her position. The move comes in the wake of ongoing transportation issues that have plagued the district since the ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department played a role last week in helping the Carmel Police Department apprehend a suspect in a violent domestic incident. Police said that at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Sept 5, Deputy Vincent Dalo, Sgt. Timothy Keith, and K-9 Lex, responded to a ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - It was back to school for the children of the Mahopac School District on Sept. 6. We asked parents to send in photos of their kids getting ready for their new adventures and, as usual, the response was overwhelming. The pictures were sometimes poignant, often funny, and always ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac hosted some very special guests last week when two unassuming cyclists from our neighbors to the north were given a police escort through town. Chris Potvin and his 10-year-old son, James, were making the arduous 620-mile trek from Whitby, Canada, a suburb of Toronto, to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After the first day of the new school year last week, many Mahopac School District parents said they’re angry after buses were sometimes hours late bringing their kids to and from school, with some not getting picked up at all In an email to parents on Sept. 5, School ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Peter Harckham (D-South Salem) will challenge incumbent state Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) in November's general election after defeating Robert Kesten (D-South Salem) in yesterday's Democratic Party primary, according to unofficial election results. More than 21,000 ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - A vote on proposed legislation that would raise the smoking age in Putnam County from 18 to 21 (Tobacco 21) has been tabled until October, although based on lawmakers’ comments at the Board of Legislators’ Sept. 5 meeting, it appears there are enough votes to pass the law. Barbara ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Lauren Privitera lost her son, Nicholas, to a heroin overdose on Feb. 8, 2015. He was just 23 years old. Since then, Privitera has sought to end the scourge of the opiate addiction epidemic that has gripped the country over the past decade by shining a light on the problem and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After seven year of hard work, many milestones and achievements Dylan Halmy and Theo Martine of Boy Scout Troop 371 were presented with their Eagle Scout awards earlier this summer. Through their time in scouting, they participated in many activities, service projects and camping ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The last show of this year’s Sunset Concert Series in Chamber Park drew a big crowd last Thursday evening (Aug. 30) as the band California Dreamin’ took the stage under sunny skies. The band played two sets of ’60s and ’70s California rock, including hits by The Beach Boys, The ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - It took a sometimes-heated debate among Town Board members, but school buses will now be able to enter the Baldwin Meadows subdivision and drop students off along Grand Meadow Drive and Noble Court. A seemingly routine resolution to adopt the two private roads as official town ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Democratic voters will go to the polls for the primary election on Thursday, Sept. 13, and have the opportunity to choose between two candidates to run against incumbent state Sen. Terrence Murphy (District 40) in November. On Tuesday, Aug. 28, the League of Women Voters of ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board hired two more police officers recently and promoted one to sergeant. The hirings bring the total to six new officers who have joined the force over the past three months. Three years ago, the board sought to initiate a feasibility study to look at the ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Mahopac’s George Sica is no stranger to reinventing himself. At 14 years old (only a year after he came to the U.S. from Italy with his family), he dropped out of high school and became a hairdresser. He earned his general education development diploma while serving in the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac volunteer Sally Viggiano marked her 100th birthday will a big celebration at the Koehler Senior Center last week. In June 1993, Sally joined the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).  For more than 25 years, she has volunteered as an activity leader for the sewing ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board hired two more police officers recently and promoted one to sergeant. The hirings bring the total to six new officers who have joined the force over the past three months. Three years ago, the board sought to initiate a feasibility study to look at the ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Agi Kadar is not one to sit still. Literally. The Carmel personal trainer and nutritional expert has one book on fitness under her belt and is in the process of penning two more. Kadar rises at the ungodly hour of 4 a.m. to get to her job as a manager and fitness instructor at ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce held a networking mixer last Thursday at Mahopac Marina and welcomed a new business into its fold. The new business, Party Staffing Inc., provides waitstaff and bartenders and other services for affairs such as weddings and parties and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - It’s back to school for Mahopac kids on Wednesday, Sept. 5, and when the doors open, students will discover both physical changes to their buildings as well as new hours, curriculum modifications and more security officers. The first thing students at the middle school and high ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Avon calling! If Supervisor Ken Schmitt has his way, you won’t be hearing those words, or any other kind of come-on from door-to-door solicitors in the town of Carmel ever again. Schmitt said he’s received numerous complaints from residents who say the number of door-to-door ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. - A bill sponsored by Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) that would require the state to study its piecemeal approach to paying property taxes on land it owns in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties was signed by the governor last week. The bill, also sponsored by David Buchwald ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Earlier this summer, incoming kindergarteners at Fulmar and Lakeview Elementary schools were treated to the annual ice cream social at their respective schools. The event is not only an opportunity for the kids to enjoy a summertime treat, but also to mingle and get to know each ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Bushels of the plumpest plum tomatoes from New Jersey. Crates of achingly aromatic fresh basil. Salt to taste. Those are simple ingredients that belie the complexities of time, taste and tradition. As devout members of the sisterhood of sauce-making, (or gravy, as ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - With $2.8 million in debt service coming off the books this year and more to come in the next few years, Mahopac school officials are looking for capital improvement projects that would replace that debt so they can maintain the same tax levy and keep taxes from going up. While ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The County Legislature’s Health, Social, Educational & Environmental Committee passed legislation last week that would raise the smoking age in Putnam County from 18 to 21. Before it can become law, the bill must now go before the entire legislature, which is expected to vote on ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board hired two more police officers at its Aug. 15 meeting and promoted one to sergeant. The hirings bring the total to six new officers who have joined the force over the past three months. Three years ago, the board sought to initiate a feasibility study to look at ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The charity Love Holds Life honored 7-year-old twins Nedjat and Veranika of Mahopac earlier this month during a fundraiser at King Kone in Somers for their support of their mom, Maggie Karaqi, who has ovarian cancer.  Karaqi was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011 when she ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Jeep fans had a chance to celebrate their love of the iconic vehicle Sunday, Aug. 5, and show off their souped-up customized versions while helping to raise money for a couple of good causes. It was the fourth year in a row that Volz Auto Group’s Meadowland of Carmel (owned by ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The 7th annual English for Speakers of Other Languages (E.S.O.L.) Multicultural Dinner was held earlier this summer at the Mahopac Middle School. The event was created by Susan Cotten, an MMS E.S.O.L. teacher, to celebrate the diversity of Mahopac students, and to honor and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - With the Putnam County Legislature mulling a new law that would raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 because of the dramatic increase in the number of teens using vaping products, the Carmel Town Board is considering a temporary moratorium on vaping/smoke shops in ...

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