Mahopac Top Stories

May 13, 2021

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In honor of the American Cancer Society’s upcoming Relay for Life event, the charity held its annual Paint the Town Purple day Saturday, May 1. The day included luminaria sales at businesses throughout the town, a “boot drive” at the intersection of routes 6 and 6N where volunteers ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A plan to build a 72-unit apartment complex on Baldwin Place Road that would provide 36 affordable apartments and 36 supportive apartments has been put on hold as developers head back to the drawing board to consider “significant changes to the project size, scope, and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On Earth Day, April 22, a dozen teen volunteers from the Mahopac Public Library performed some community service that helped make the town a little prettier. The teens cleaned up the Putnam Trailway/bike trail from Mt. Hope Road to Buckshollow Road, and from Mt. Hope Road to ...

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This article is the first in a series examining the impact of possibly having a marijuana dispensary in the town of Carmel. Over the next few months, we’ll publish articles, release a podcast and host a community forum on Zoom around this topic.   Edward Abrahams understands why residents may be ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Carmel Police Department will install three license plate readers as a continuation of their project that began in 2020. Two readers will be installed at fixed locations in Carmel and Mahopac, as well as a mobile reader installed on a department vehicle. The project would ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - “Our schools are meant to have students in our classrooms, on our fields, and on our stages, enjoying everything our schools have to offer,” said interim Superintendent Frank Miele as full-time in-person learning returned to Mahopac this month. “It’s been a long year, and everyone ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac Central School District has again been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The town of Carmel is on tap to receive $3.7 million in stimulus money, and Putnam County would receive $19.07 million, as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. Unlike school districts, which must follow guidelines on how they use their stimulus money (Mahopac schools ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac students began returning to school last week for fulltime in-person learning but it won’t be the same environment they remember from before the pandemic struck. Interim Superintendent Frank Miele, who is stepping in for Anthony DiCarlo, who is out on medical leave, said ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In a special ceremony held earlier this month, Sheriff Robert Langley and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office recognized community members and businesses who went above and beyond during the pandemic to support the town and its residents. In an outdoor ceremony, Langley presented ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On Monday, March 29, the VFW Post 5491 in Mahopac, held a ceremony to commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day honoring and remember Vietnam vets. The Vietnam War lasted from November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975.The U.S. military reported 58,220 American ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Seven Mahopac High School students were recognized at the Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF).  Five hundred and sixty-four students from around the region participated in the virtual fair this year. MHS sent seven projects and were awarded a total of six ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - A report issued by a county panel of elected officials, law enforcement leaders and citizen stakeholders has recommended a litany of police procedure and policy changes, including providing de-escalation training and using dashboard and body cameras on all police officers while on ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Lola Lauro may only be 12 years old, but she already has a better appreciation of what she wants to do with her life than most college seniors. The precocious Mahopac Middle School seventh grader has had her eyes set on a career in the modeling/entertainment business since she ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Nearly everyone is looking forward to the day when vaccinations will be available for all, and that day could be sooner than once thought. So far, over 30,000 Putnam residents have been vaccinated and officials, along with the majority of residents, hope the momentum of mass ...

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CARMEL,N.Y. - New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) announced last week that it has begun construction on two circuit upgrade projects in the town of Carmel on the company’s Crafts 422 and Crafts 423 circuits, which deliver power to customers’ homes and businesses. The Crafts 423 circuit is ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A Mahopac man was arrested last week and now faces a litany of felony charges relating to alleged heroin possession. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department said that on Wednesday, March 24, its Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU), along with the Carmel Police Department, were ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The lives of the shelter dogs and cats in Putnam and northern Westchester counties got a little better recently thanks to the efforts of two Mahopac Middle School students who are candidates for inclusion in the National Junior Honor Society. To be included in the National Junior ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac School District is slated to receive just under $1.2 million in American Rescue Plan funds, also known as President Biden’s COVID stimulus package, it was announced by federal officials last week. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion coronavirus ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The pandemic has been rough on food pantries everywhere and the one at St. John’s the Evangelist Church in Mahopac has been no exception. For safety reasons, the church has stopped taking in-person donations, so the only way they can keep their pantry shelves stocked and help ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The town has received four grants totaling $52,272 to install four electric-car charging stations throughout the community. The funds come from the Municipal Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Infrastructure Grant Program and were obtained by the town’s grant-writing company, Millennial ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After a year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Recreation and Parks Department's annual Easter Egg Hunt returned this year much to the joy of Mahopac children. The event was held on Saturday, March 20, at Sycamore Park - instead of its usual location at the high school football ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - COVID-19 vaccination is progressing. With three vaccines now available, more doses being manufactured, and more and more individuals becoming vaccine-eligible, New York State has vaccinated nearly a quarter of its population, according to the NYS COVID-19 vaccine tracker dashboard ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac High School Drama Company is putting on “Charlotte’s Web” virtually for audiences, according to directors Sonya Velez and Christopher Purr. Rehearsals happen five days a week, Monday through Friday. There are health and safety protocols in place in order for it to ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Halston Media's Hudson Valley Spring Guide is now online.  It was in the mailbox of all our subscribers of Mahopac News, The Somers Record, Yorktown News, North Salem News and The Katona-Lewisboro Times.  Check it out HERE.  To make sure you receive our free quarterly ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Republican voters in Carmel will have a choice this year of who they want to run for supervisor and Town Board this November. While the Republican Town Committee nominated two board candidates and a supervisor candidate earlier this month, three others have since stepped up and ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The Carmel Democratic Committee has nominated two candidates to run for Town Board in November. April Daly is a scientist and business owner in Mahopac and James Carmody is a college student who grew up in Carmel. April Daly Daly, a PhD, is a scientist and small-business ...

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RYE, N.Y. - A Mahopac man is facing federal charges for allegedly taking part in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building. The charges were initially filed on Jan. 20 but sealed. They were unsealed this week when Robert Ballesteros, 27, turned himself in to the FBI offices in Rye on Monday, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The town of Carmel has reached a tentative franchise agreement with Comcast that permits the cable company to operate a cable system within the town for up to the next 13 years. Town special counsel Joe Charbonneau and Frank Monaco, a member of the town’s Cable Advisory Board, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Board of Education has named Frank Miele interim superintendent of schools, filling in for Anthony DiCarlo, who is on a medical leave of absence. School officials have not disclosed the nature of DiCarlo’s medical leave or how long he is expected to be away from his ...

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