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Is A Marijuana Dispensary Good For Carmel?

April 30, 2021

This article is the first in a series examining the impact of possibly having a marijuana dispensary in the town of Carmel. Over the next few months, we’ll publish articles, release a podcast and host a community forum on Zoom around this topic.  

Edward Abrahams understands why residents may be opposed to having a marijuana dispensary in the town of Carmel, which has until ...

Pace University's Haub Law Announces $25,000 Scholarship Gift from Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea

Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law is pleased to announce a scholarship gift of $25,000 from elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, Esq., a 1985 Haub Law graduate and managing member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, NY. The Anthony J. Enea, Esq. Elder Law Scholarship will make awards to a fifth-semester third-year student who has excelled in ...

Enter 'My Front Door' Contest and Win $100 Gift Certificate

In some cultures, the front door is considered the key in welcoming positive energy. In Feng Shui, the chi (the life force energy) is invited through the front door. We want to invite our communities to participate in Halston Media’s inaugural "My Front Door Contest," sponsored by Wallauer. 

We want to see how people in our towns are decorating their front doors and their ...

Legal Weed Prompts Taco Bell to Build More Restaurants in Mahopac

MAHOPAC - In the wake of the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York State, the owners of the Taco Bell in the hamlet of Carmel have filed three more site plan applications for new restaurants throughout the town, including two in Mahopac and one in Mahopac Falls.

“Obviously, the need for tacos and chalupas is going to increase exponentially once the dispensaries open,” ...

Somers Elder Law Attorney Lauren C. Enea Recognized with Outstanding New Lawyer Award

Westchester County elder law attorney Lauren C. Enea, Esq. was recently honored at the Westchester County Bar Association’s Virtual Annual Meeting and Pre-Spring Social with the Outstanding New Lawyer Award. An associate at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., Ms. Enea concentrates her practice on wills, trusts and estates; Medicaid ...

Local Credit Union Branches Out Into Westchester County

In late 2019, Mid-Hudson Valley Credit Union (MHV) received approval to expand into the counties of Westchester, Putnam, Sullivan and Rockland. MHV is excited to start building their first Branch Location in their new service area!

Peekskill, NY, will host MHV’s first Westchester County Branch Location – making it the first credit union to serve the city. MHV has worked closely ...

Developers Grilled Over ‘Supportive’ Apartments Plan

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Developers of a proposed 72-unit apartment complex on Baldwin Place Road that would provide 36 affordable apartments and 36 supportive apartments were grilled by members of the Planning Board last week on a litany of subjects ranging from funding to whether such a development is needed.

The development, known as Fairhaven at Baldwin Place, is being proposed by Search for ...

Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea Explores Assisted Living in a COVID-19 World: New ‘Talking Seniors’ podcast episode features Grace Ferri of United Hebrew of New Rochelle

On March 3, Westchester County elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., will welcome Grace Ferri of United Hebrew of New Rochelle for a special episode of the Talking Seniors podcast addressing long-term care in a COVID-19 world.“Is Assisted Living a Viable Housing Option for ...

Proposed Bill Could Help Villa Barone Stay in Business

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - No business has likely been more adversely affected by the pandemic than Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac. The iconic Route 6 banquet hall has been the host of countless weddings, dinner/dances, parties and celebrations. But when the coronavirus struck, it all came crashing down.

But now, proposed legislation in Albany may help pull the business back from the ...

Klein to Retire as CEO of Tompkins Mahopac Bank

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Board of Directors of Tompkins Mahopac Bank has announced that Gerald J. Klein, Jr. will retire as president and CEO of the bank after 26 years of service to the company.

In anticipation of his retirement, Tompkins Mahopac Bank has worked on a succession plan to assure a smooth transition of leadership and has appointed David DeMilia, current senior vice president, to ...

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Do You Tip a Delivery Robot?

One of the touchstones of the science fiction canon is the 1982 Ridley Scott movie, “Blade Runner.” It’s understandable that Hollywood deemed it impractical, for marketing purposes, to title it after its source material, the 1968 Philip K. Dick novel, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

A half-century later, a comparable question might be, “Do You Tip a ...

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Launches Neurorehabilitation Gym

April 27, 2021

-Inpatient facility offers multi-disciplinary approach to therapy and healing-

White Plains, NY, April 21, 2021: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital announced the launch of a new inpatient neurorehabilitation gym designed to facilitate an innovative multi-disciplinary approach to therapy. The expanded facility enables the entire rehabilitation team to treat the patient in the same space, ...

Is now the time to gift your commercial real-estate holdings?

As has been well documented, the current federal estate and gift tax exemption of $11.7 million per person is scheduled to sunset (expire) on Dec. 31, 2025.

Unless the current exemption is made permanent on or before Dec. 31, 2025 (which is highly unlikely because of the present political environment in Washington), on Jan. 1, 2026, the new federal estate and gift tax exemption will be ...