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‘A Different Kind of Cool’

May 16, 2022

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 had all the inspiration he needed to write a novel about a severely autistic teen’s ...

Sculpture Art Walk Comes to Red Mills Park in Mahopac Falls

MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - Beginning this month, Collaborative Concepts will present an outdoor sculpture art walk at Red Mills Park in Mahopac Falls. The art walk will feature sculptures set against the Old Red Mills streams and gazebo. The event is a Collaborative Concepts production at Red Mills Park, by invitation from the Carmel Parks and Recreation Department.

The sculptures will give a quiet ...

Norm Hathaway Big Band Plays Swing for Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine 

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Norm Hathaway 18-piece Big Band (NHBB), featuring vocalist Stephanie Purcell, will present a unique musical show on May 7 at the Yorktown Stage Theater to raise funds for humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The show will include Ukrainian guest vocalist Christina Yavdoshnyak and Sana Pavola’s ballroom dance instructors Oksana and Hlib from the Fred Astaire ...

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When Liberty is Also Hypocrisy

May 13, 2022

If someone doesn’t like the rules, and chooses not to follow them, and actively tells others not to follow them, is that liberty? Would we apply this standard to those who choose not to obey street signs, or signs that say, “no loitering,” or “yield?”

In this American democracy, we elect and appoint people to establish rules (and laws) to ensure domestic ...

Is It Time to Move?

May 10, 2022

To the editor,

We visit family in Florida and South Carolina each year and it gets harder and harder to return.   This area is geographically one of the nicest areas in the country, however, this town keeps voting to tax us into oblivion.   Relocation for many is a real consideration.

To level the federal tax playing field “SALT” (state and local taxes) was ...

Tales of Ties and Tails

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates.

Shortages of sashes ...

PCSB Bank Partners with United for the Troops

May 20, 2022

Yorktown Heights, NY, May 20, 2022: PCSB Bank has announced it will partner with United for the Troops by launching a drive to provide those serving in the armed forces with much-needed donations.

PCSB will have red collection bins at all of its 14 branch locations to accept donations until May 31, 2022. A wish list of non-perishable items can be found at Wish List - United for the ...

Your Next Chapter: Estate Planning Considerations for the Newly Retired

Congratulations on your retirement!

Like many, you probably have a bucket list of things you would like to accomplish such as travel the world, spend more time with your grandkids and take up a new hobby. While these are all excellent ambitions, the milestone of retirement is also a good time to ensure your finances, beneficiary designations, estate planning, and long-term care strategy are in ...