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Mahopac Top Stories

July 2, 2022

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When the fifth graders in Beth Doré’s class start to garden, they learn about more than getting their hands dirty. Doré, who has been the garden coordinator at Austin Road Elementary School for 10 years, turns gardening into an opportunity for hands-on learning and incorporates ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Commencement exercises were held Friday, June 24, for the MHS Class of 2022. Mahopac News captured the event in photos.

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Congratulations to Mahopac MIddle School eighth graders! The school held its Moving Up Day ceremony on Friday, June 24, as the students ready to transition to ninth grade at the high school As School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo said at the ceremonies, “To the MHS Class of 2026, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Boy Scouts Zack Couzens, Matthew Cropsey, Matthew DePaso, Michael Horan, David Kaprielian, Stephen Nealon and Bryant Pappas of Troop 371, Mahopac, were honored and awarded the rank of Eagle Scout—Scouting’s highest honor—at a Court of Honor held June 9 at Four Brother’s Restaurant ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac, one of the most sports-centric towns in the region, now has another sport for fans to cheer about. It’s called box lacrosse, and the Mahopac Water Panthers played their first home game at the Michael Geary Memorial Roller Hockey Rink on Route 6 on Wednesday, June ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Elliot Fixler has lived his life out loud. The former Mahopac resident and attorney has had more adventures than a Marvel Comics superhero—some of them right here in Putnam County where he had a law practice on Route 6 in the Carmel hamlet. Now, all the secrets and escapades are ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- No matter which side you fall on, this week's U.S. Supreme Court decisions were monumental.  On Thursday, June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that Americans have a right to carry guns in public for self defense. And today, Friday, June 24, the Supreme Court overturned the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School seniors and their dates had an evening of glitz and glamour at The Amber Room in Danbury when they spent Friday, June 10, dancing the night away at the 2022 Senior Prom.

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The second time was the charm. After rejecting the Mahopac school budget by just eight votes last month, voters approved the budget the second time around on Tuesday (June 21) by a 1,747-1,120 margin. The district avoided having to resort to an austerity budget, which would ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Thanks to voters in the Mahopac School District, the Mahopac Public Library will be getting a much-needed makeover to repair infrastructure issues in the nearly two-decade old building. On Tuesday, June 7, voters approved a $3.2 million bond referendum by an overwhelming 69 ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A state investigation into potentially contaminated well water in the Mahopac Business District is continuing, and now home and business owners in the area can request that their water be tested. The Mahopac Business District—the area between Route 6N (South Lake Boulevard) and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- You nurtured them for 18 years!  Share your family's accomplishments in our Special High School Graduation Pullout on June 30th. Tuesday, June 21, is the last day to send a message. Also, Let's Not Forget the 8th Graders are Movin' On Up! Moving up from middle school to high ...

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JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y.—In true Hudson Valley nature, Halloween entertainment is already in the works.  At the May 10 Town Board meeting, Ken and Karin Puff of Hudson Horrors proposed to bring their three-section haunted experience to the Jefferson Valley Mall.  “We want to bring some ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - As summer travel season begins, Putnam County will offer a gas tax break to help ease the pain of rising petrol prices. To help ease the gas price crisis, County Executive MaryEllen Odell signed a law last week limiting the 4% county gas tax to the first $2 per gallon, regardless ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Memorial Day (May 30) in Mahopac was observed with a parade that ran from Clark Place to Memorial Circle on East Lake Boulevard where a ceremony was held. “I was ecstatic that we had such outstanding weather, and were honored to have with us Jim Dipelesi, a 96-year-old World War II ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Women’s rights, bullying and what it means to be a hero were the topics that won the day in the Mahopac Middle School Public Speaking Contest.   The contest, which has been tradition at Mahopac Middle School for 29 years, gave students up to a minute and a half each to speak and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A quilt created by members of the Butterfly Quilters has been installed in the central stairway, between the first and second floors at Mahopac Public Library. Designed by the Quilters in 2020, the Ice Cream Cone quilt was intended to pay homage to the original location of the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Town planning officials have told a Mahopac gun club they will hire their own consultant to review a noise study submitted by the club and they would also like to see a soil-remediation plan to address the potential issue of lead contamination in the ground and adjacent ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Community Cares held its annual Little Black Dress party May 5 at the Putnam County Golf Course as attendees put on their snazziest attire to party and raise money for a good cause. Community Cares is a not-for-profit organization that provides help in managing normal household ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The seniors who have been named valedictorian and salutatorian of the Mahopac High School Class of 2022 are not only highly driven, academically successful students, they also each intend to use their talents to make the world a better place. Matteo Perillo, who was named ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A 51-year-old Mahopac man was arrested last week and charged with a series of misdemeanors relating to an alleged sexual assault at a local business. Carmel police said that on Friday, May 13, they were called to Emperor Spa on Route 6 for a report of a forcible touching ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam Hospital is among a small group of hospitals to earn an A safety grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit focused on improving health care quality, safety and transparency. It marks the sixth time in a row that the hospital has received the top grade. “This is ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - A courtroom in the Putnam Supreme and County Court has been named in honor of the late County Court Judge James F. Reitz, a Mahopac resident. The move was approved unanimously in the State Senate. Sen. Pete Harckham and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne collaborated to sponsor the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - As they drive around town to the various shopping plazas and strip malls, Mahopac residents may have noticed something new over the past few months. A man stands in the parking lot playing a violin (and playing it very well). Beside him is a large cardboard sign that reads something ...

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PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - When the pandemic was at its height and people were quarantining and feeling the effects of isolation, adoption of shelter dogs soared. People were looking for companionship, even the furry, four-legged kind. But now that the pandemic seems to be waning and folks are ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Board of Education is seeking feedback from the public to help its efforts to revise the 2022-23 school budget. The original proposed budget failed by eight votes during the May 17 election and now the district seeks to revised it and put it before the voters once ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Take a look inside our weekly editorial team meeting. Click HERE to listen or you can watch the video. 

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac School District voters rejected the proposed 2022-23 budget by a scant eight votes when they went to the polls on Tuesday. The $133 million spending package was voted down by 1,225-to-1,217 margin. The proposed budget had called for a $5.6 million (4.4 percent) ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The Putnam County Mother’s Day Weekend fundraiser to help the Ukrainian refugees in Poland was a big success, organizers said. “So many people donated and so many people volunteered to help, it was just amazing,” said Sylwia Wojcik, a Mahopac resident and native of Poland, who ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Longtime Mahopac resident Jeff Conlan has spent most of his adult life working as a lineman for Verizon—a communications company. But Conlan always longed to communicate with others in a different way... he wanted to be a writer. The parent of a 14-year-old autistic son, Conlan ...

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