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Vape/Smoke-Shop Moratorium Challenged

December 7, 2018

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 Mgeladze, shareholders in Imperial Vape & Smoke Shop, Inc., say they signed a lease for retail space ...

Think Twice Before Shredding Account Statements

It was not too long ago that we were told we would be living and working in a paperless society. 

I envisioned my desk not having a shred of paper on it. As I look around my office today, I think it is safe to say that the predictions of a “paperless society” were as accurate as those of the Y2K computer apocalypse.

Perhaps, most illustrative of how paper intensive a ...

MTA to Buy Grand Central, Harlem, Hudson Lines for $35M

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 acquired assets that once belonged to PennCentral Transportation, the railroad ...

Stop & Shop Opens Its Doors

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 one in the state to feature a new look and updated design and logo. The new store will employ ...

Community Rallies Against Cell Towers

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In a standing-room-only meeting at the Mahopac Library’s community room on Sunday (Oct. 28) residents showed up to learn more about two proposed cell towers and how they can stop them—or at least get them moved to another location.

Danbury-based Homeland Towers went before the Planning Board last month seeking site plan approval for two towers—a 157-foot pole ...


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