Mahopac Top Stories

May 26, 2020

CARMEL, N.Y. - As the county enters Phase 1 of reopening, the Putnam County Business Council (PCBC) Reopen Putnam County Safely task force announced a call for volunteer contact tracers to help ensure the continuation of the Mid-Hudson region’s reopening eligibility through Phases 2, 3, and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Two controversial cell towers once planned for residential neighborhoods in Mahopac have been relocated in an out-of-court settlement with Verizon Wireless and Homeland Towers. The Town Board voted 3-0 to accept the settlement at its May 13 meeting. Councilman Mike Barile, citing ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. Mahopac News sat down last week with Supervisor Ken Schmitt for a phone interview to discuss how town business is proceeding with the coronavirus shutdown in effect. Topics ranged from how Town Board meetings are now being conducted to how the pandemic could impact the town budget ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. As we enter the third month of quarantine in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses throughout Mahopac and Carmel continue to adapt and evolve in an effort to stay afloat. Some have reinvented themselves, producing new products and services; others have found new ways of ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -The Mahopac School District, along with town officials, has revealed plans to hold a graduation ceremony and a parade for the Class of 2020 while respecting the governor’s executive order regarding formal gatherings and social distancing. The week of June 22-26 has been dubbed ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Nuvance Health hospitals, which includes Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, have reopened for elective surgeries and endoscopy procedures as the region observes a decrease in the rate of new COVID-19 infections and in accordance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order. Staff at ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam Hospital earned the distinction of an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit focused on improving healthcare quality, safety and transparency. “This is a nationally recognized score indicating the efforts a hospital puts forth to keep patients safe each and ...

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[Editor's note: This story has been updated with more information.] MAHOPAC, N.Y. - While still not certain of what state aid the Mahopac School District will receive, school officials have moved forward with finalizing their 2020-21 budget, which calls for a 1.66 percent increase in the tax ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Carmel Police Department welcomed another new police officer to its ranks last week when Supervisor Ken Schmitt swore in Devon Sanborn.   Sanborn is a 2012 graduate of R.C. Ketcham High School and a Wappingers Falls resident. He previously worked for the Wallkill Police ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mahopac School District voters will have to vote on the 2020-21 school budget and Board of Education candidates by mail this year. An executive order from Gov. Cuomo last week decreed that there will be no in-person voting. Additionally, ...

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Local summer camp leaders are planning for multiple scenarios of how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic while parents remain eager to enroll their kids back into a routine of sunscreen, swimming and making friendship bracelets. Most camps are preparing for summer as usual while knowing ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The Town of Carmel will honor the 2020 graduating seniors from both Mahopac and Carmel high schools with a “Parade of Seniors” next month. The MHS parade is tentatively scheduled for June 13 on Route 6 in Mahopac. The CHS parade will be in the Hamlet of Carmel (Route 52) on June ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - We asked our readers to nominate mothers who have risen above the challenges of the pandemic for our special Mother’s Day tribute. Here they are: An essential worker…and a mom! Christina DiNapoli lives in Mahopac and has worked a full-time job as a social worker for the past ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - As Mahopac continues to shelter in place during the pandemic, local churches and synagogues continue to search for ways to tend to their flocks, hold services, deliver their spiritual messages and find fellowship in an era where social distancing has made that incredibly ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Athletic Director Frank Miele retired from Mahopac about a decade ago, and immediately got to work. Miele, who’s often said he bleeds “blue and gold,” graduated from Mahopac High School in 1967 and then worked 39 years for the district in various roles: physical education ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Even in remote learning environments and socially distanced from each other, Mahopac students and teachers are finding ways to stay connected. All three Mahopac elementary schools participated in a Mahopac Virtual Spirit Week recently. On “Missing School Monday” students and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Thanks to a partnership between Community Cares and the United Way of Westchester & Putnam, 201 meals were delivered Wednesday, April 30, to families throughout Putnam County and Northern Westchester who really needed them. Meals were picked up last week from Crossroads Deli ...

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LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. - Nuvance Health, owners of Putnam Hospital Center, has launched three Convalescent Plasma Donation Centers, giving people who have recovered from COVID-19 an opportunity to donate potentially life-saving plasma to critically ill patients fighting the virus. The Plasma ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Longtime Mahopac resident Mario Forte Jr. had just celebrated one year of being colon-cancer-free in March when he suddenly started to feel a little ill. Within two weeks, the 68-year-old father of five was dead—another victim of COVID-19. As of Friday, April 23, Putnam County ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The first responders of Putnam County paid tribute to the doctors, nurses and staff members of Putnam Hospital Center on Saturday, April 11, with a parade that began at Putnam Plaza in Carmel (Tops supermarket) and proceeded to the hospital. There, the hospital staff came outside and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Running a business during a pandemic is an unprecedented challenge, but Lauren Cascioli and Tina Millicker have found a way to do it and no one is happier about it than their clients. Cascioli and Millicker own Unite 4 Fitness on Route 6 in Mahopac and thanks to some 21st century ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Jennifer Degl, a teacher at Mahopac High School and author of “From Hope to Joy: A Memoir of a Mother’s Determination and Her Micro Preemie’s Struggle to Beat the Odds,” a book about her daughter’s premature birth and the subsequent challenges, has put together a way to thank the ...

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We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Domestic violence is a disease of isolation, often hidden in plain sight. These crimes are not limited by socio-economic level, they occur at all levels of education or wealth. One in four women, and one in nine men, experience severe physical violence, sexual violence , and/or ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. — When the coronavirus began to really take hold last month, Erin Crowley, a Mahopac mother of four (including 22-month-old triplets), knew she had to do something to help. Bombarded by stories on the news about the shortage of equipment—especially masks—that first responders, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Mahopac residents—and the faithful all around the world—were forced to celebrate Easter and Passover under quarantine this year. But it didn’t stop folks from making the best of a challenging situation. Readers sent us plenty of holiday photos to ...

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PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - While the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a shocking toll on the world’s health and well-being, its impact on businesses and the economy has been devastating as well. Of course, businesses throughout Putnam County are no exception and many are reeling from the impact.

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Calling it the largest food drive in Carmel history, Town Councilman Frank Lombardi said that the Knights of Columbus councils from both Carmel and Mahopac collected more than $12,000 in cash, checks and gift cards, and about $10,000 worth food to donate to area food ...

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[Editor's note: This is an updated version of the story that appeared on TAPInto this past weekend.] MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac resident and former Carmel Police Chief Gregory Amato died Saturday, April 18, after a long illness. He was 77. Amato served in the Carmel PD for 34 years and retired ...

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