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Local Businesspeople Honored by Mahopac-Carmel Chamber

February 20, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— When you make an impact on the community it is remembered by your peers.  Thomas O’Leary, owner of The UPS Store in Mahopac, Michael Bothe and William Fitzgerald, co-owners of Mahopac Flower Shop, and Robert DeLucia, owner of Local Boys Junk Removal, were honored by The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce at its annual Business Person of the Year Dinner, ...

Ride-Hailing Bill Passes through Senate

ALBANY, N.Y.— A bill that would allow Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services to operate in the Hudson Valley passed through the New York State Senate last week.

The senate bill, approved 55-5, would amend various state laws and create a task force to establish, regulate and provide proper insurance for transportation network companies and drivers. Currently, these companies are only ...

Avoid These Common Estate and Elder Law Planning Mistakes

Formulating an estate and long-term care plan is an important step toward financial security, and yet many people fail to have even the most basic plan and advanced directives in place.

One potential hurdle is a fear of putting together a poor plan. Having a basic understanding of these common mistakes can help reduce the risk of making some unfortunate errors. The following are examples of ...

EnerShe Fitness Celebrates Grand Opening

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Surrounded by family, friends and employees, Mahopac resident Karly Schneider celebrated the grand opening on Sunday morning of her new women's-only fitness club, EnerShe Fitness.

The gym, located at 989 Route 6 in Mahopac, in the K-Mart Shopping Center, is a state-of-the-art fitness center founded on the principal of helping women, both young and mature alike, to ...

Sacred Heart Gifts Teams with Legendary Designer

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Sacred Heart Gifts and Apparel hosted its First Communion Trunk Show Sunday, Jan. 15, and the appointment-only event featured legendary children’s couture designer Joan Calabrese.

 “We are so honored to have Joan Calabrese here for our first trunk show,” said shop owner Grace Ruggiero Pietrosanti. “Having Joan here is not a common thing; she ...

Why Are Most Power of Attorney Forms Inadequate?

When I first began practicing law, the most common use of a power of attorney (POA) occurred when the buyer and/or seller of real property could not attend a closing and needed to designate a third party (bank or otherwise) to attend and execute documents on their behalf at a closing. The POA often contained language specifically limiting its use for the specific conveyance of the real property ...

Mahopac Flower Shop Owners to Be Honored

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Flowers can incite emotions when words are not enough. Just as a rose represents love because of its beauty and healing capabilities, The Mahopac Flower Shop exemplifies devotion and kindness to the Mahopac community, thanks to the values of co-owners Michael Bothe and William Fitzgerald.  The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce will recognize the professional ...

GuidED Demystifies Daunting College Process

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Applying to college in the 21st century can be an intimidating task for high school students and their parents. It can cause stressful days and sleepless nights as families try to wade through the morass of paperwork and the often-complex application process.

But Dr. Deborah Hardy is here to help. Hardy is an educational consultant, or as she likes to say, a “mobile ...

PCSB Bank to Go Public

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— PCSB Bank, a mutual savings bank, will convert to a state-chartered stock savings bank pending state and federal approval, the company announced in a press release.

As part of the conversion, which was unanimously approved by its Board of Trusteers, PCSB Bank will become the wholly owned subsidiary of a new corporation, named PCSB Financial Corporation, which will become ...

Volz Auto Gives Back for the Holidays

CARMEL, N.Y. - The Volz Auto Group, which owns Meadowlands of Carmel on Route 6, has continued its tradition of giving back to the community during the holiday season. 

The car dealership, which is headed toward its 45th year in business, is not only continuing its Toys for Tots drive for its five-year-old Volz Auto Gives Back program, but is doing much more.

The Volz family and its ...

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