Mahopac Top Stories

December 15, 2018

MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - The Mahopac Falls Fire Department held its annual tree-lighting festivities Friday, Nov. 30, which featured a visit from St. Nick. With cookies and refreshments at the ready, people were welcomed to the firehouse off Route 6N with the sound of sirens in the distance meaning ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Harlem Wizards came to town Nov. 30 for a fundraising game against Mahopac school faculty. The Wizards brought their unique brand of basketball comedy to MHS to help raise money for the school’s boys and girls basketball programs. The Wizards took time after the game to pose for ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Banding together, some Mahopac residents have hired an attorney to help them prevent a 180-foot cell tower from being erected in their neighborhood. Danbury-based Homeland Towers has two applications before the Planning Board. One would build a tower on residential property on ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - This fall, the Mahopac Koehler Senior Center held its annual Alzheimer’s Mini-Walk and raised funds to support the campaign against Alzheimer’s. Twenty-four of the center’s seniors participated in the event. The top four fundraisers were Jean Haas, Marie Broughton, Felicia Gruber ...

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CARMEL, n.Y. - A Pawling man was sentenced last week to 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 years in state prison for stealing money from cemeteries that he worked for, including one in Carmel and two in Mahopac. Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy said Robert Bauer will also have to pay restitution in the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce held its annual Holiday in the Park celebration at the Chamber Park on Nov. 24. Festivities included caroling, the tree-lighting, menorah lighting, a bouncy house and, of course, a visit from the big guy himself, Santa Claus, who was ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department recently held its annual installation of officers gala. The event, which was attended by local dignitaries and elected officials, took place at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor and featured a cocktail hour, dinner and dancing along with the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - While most Austin Road Elementary students get a bit restless and distracted on a grey, cold Monday just before Thanksgiving recess, Mary Jean Cerbini’s fifth-grade class was attentive, inquisitive and focused.  All eyes and ears were on Don Wildman, Travel Channel’s host of the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A six-month moratorium on smoke and vape shops imposed by the Town Board back in October is being challenged by a couple who say they began the process of opening their business back in April with no prior knowledge a moratorium would be implemented. The couple, Nick and Ann ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Merchants are being put on notice to watch out for counterfeit currency—especially $100 bills—as a slew of fake money has infiltrated the area during the busy holiday season. Last week, a local store fell victim when a man came into Cardsmart and Gifts of Mahopac and passed a ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y, - Mahopac High School teachers Michael Mahoney and Elizabeth Stephans, along with 273 other educators from across the state, have been invited to join the New York State Master Teacher Program (NYSMTP) in partnership with the State University of New York and Math for America. In ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The town laws regarding wetlands are about to be refreshed. It’s been some 20 years since the town of Carmel has updated Chapter 89 of the town code, known as Freshwater Wetlands, and officials say its overdue for a makeover because some of the content is outdated and, in some ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High's Drama Club presented its fall play, "A Christmas Story," earlier this month. The show was a big hit and featured all the iconic moments from the perennial holiday classic, including the infamous leg lamp, the pink bunny pajamas, and the official Red Ryder, carbine ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Carmel police are looking for a man who robbed the Video Game Plus business at 2 Clark Place Saturday afternoon and assaulted the owner. Police said that at around 1:15 p.m. a man walked into the video game store brandishing a handgun and demanded money. He then struck the owner ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - It has been nearly 20 years in the making, but the plan to build five sports fields, bleachers, outbuildings, hiking paths and other improvements at Airport Park is officially underway. The groundbreaking for the $2.2 million project took place Saturday, Nov. 17. Representatives ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Hundreds of runners needed to defrost after braving the frigid temperatures on Thanksgiving morning to compete in the second annual Hudson Valley Turkey Trot in Yorktown, organized by state Sen. Terrence Murphy and the Taconic Road Runners. Several Mahopac runners took part. The ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board approved its 2019 budget last week, meeting the deadline calling for the financial plan to be sent to Albany by Nov. 20. The board voted 4-1 to pass the budget, with Councilwoman Suzi McDonough casting the lone “no” vote. McDonough said she voted no because there ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Javier Colon, the winner in the inaugural season of the hit television show “The Voice” in 2011, came to Mahopac High School last month to conduct a master class for 10 MHS students from each of the school’s vocal ensembles. After the workshops, Colon performed a private concert for ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - October was Fire Safety Month and firefighters from the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department marked the occasion by visiting area elementary schools and pre-schools to teach them about fire prevention and safety. The young students had the opportunity to check out a fire truck up ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Buddy Bench, a dedicated place at school playgrounds where a student can sit if feeling lonely or bullied, has generated national attention in recent years and has even been given a TED Talk. Lakeview Elementary debuted a buddy bench last year and was successful in spreading ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A plan to build a cell tower in a Mahopac residential neighborhood may be altered, with the project possibly moving to town-owned property near or in McDonough Park. In September, Danbury-based Homeland Towers submitted two site-plan applications to the Planning Board to ...

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MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - On the night before Thanksgiving, a contractor performing work at Airport Park broke a water main, leaving customers in the Lake MacGregor portion of Water District No. 14 without water and the Red Mills area with low water pressure. The town is renovating the park to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A fire has seriously damaged a Mahopac residence and investigators say the cause was a gas-powered generator that malfunctioned. Just before 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, the Mahopac Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Ann Road. First responders arrived on the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On Sunday, Nov. 11, at the 11th hour, a remembrance service was held in Mahopac in honor of Veterans Day.  It began with a parade stepping off in front of the Mahopac VFW on East Lake Boulevard and terminating at Memorial Circle down the road.  Local dignitaries—including Putnam ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board’s Finance Committee granted approval last week to purchase Grand Central Terminal, and Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem Line and Hudson Line from a private holding company. That company, Midtown Trackage Ventures, LLC, had ...

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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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