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GuidED Demystifies Daunting College Process

January 21, 2017

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 ...

Planning Board Grants Site Plan Approval for New Stop & Shop

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The plan to expand and renovate the Lake Plaza Shopping Center on Route 6—including the demolition of the Key Foods and CVS Pharmacy and the construction of a state-of-the-art Stop & Shop—has taken a major step forward in the approval process.

The property’s owners, Heidenberg Properties Group, has been granted final site-plan approval by the Planning ...

Mahopac-Carmel Chamber to Honor Local Business People

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce will recognize four local business owners, whose business and volunteering efforts have made a positive impact in the Mahopac-Carmel area, at its Business Person of the Year awards dinners on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

At the ceremony, Thomas O’Leary, owner of the UPS Store of Mahopac, will be the recipient of the 2016 Business ...

DAS Auto Parts Comes to Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - John Recchia’s long journey to opening up his new Yorktown business—DAS Auto Parts—began 24 years ago when he took a job at the original DAS store in the Greenburgh Shopping Center.

“I went in looking for afterschool work,” he recalled. “I asked if he needed help and [the owner] said, ‘I do; start tomorrow.’ The rest is ...

NY Small Business Development Center Returns to Putnam

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After more than a decade without an office in Putnam County, the New York State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will open up a satellite location in Mahopac. In a partnership effort to better serve the needs of small business owners, The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce will share its office with the SBDC.

Representatives of the SBDC will host an open house ...

New Bowling/Entertainment Center Comes to Carmel

CARMEL, N.Y.— More than 40 town and local dignitaries recently gathered to mark the grand reopening of Spins Bowl in Carmel. Bill Diamond and his company, Diamond Hospitality Group, invested nearly $4 million to build a brand-new bowling and family entertainment center for the town of Carmel and nearby communities to enjoy.

The 30,000-square-foot facility features 26 refurbished lanes ...

Somers Custom Framing & Gift Marks 10th Anniversary

Somers Custom Framing & Gift will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Dec. 15, and the way its owners—Ken and Ginny Ryan—see it, their first decade in business has been a resounding success. 

The store has three components to its business: framing, printing and gifts.

The couple began their professional careers in the direct-mail marketing business, but Ken longed to do ...

Putnam Residents Some of the Most Financially Healthy

PUTNAM COUNTY N.Y.— A study released last week on counties with the highest per capita net wealth has ranked Putnam County among the top 10 counties nationwide.

The study was conducted by SmartAsset, a financial technology company. It analyzed income, net worth, and debt in counties across the country to determine which locations had the highest per capita net wealth relative to ...

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