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Lake Mahopac Weed Problem Worst in Two Decades

October 13, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The growing weed menace in Lake Mahopac is the worst it’s been in more than two decades and the Lake Mahopac Park District Advisory Board is trying to convince the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to be proactive on the matter before the problem gets any worse.

The weeds make swimming in the lake unpleasant, if not impossible, and can damage boat ...

Eighth Graders Pitch In To Clean Up Town Hall

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - If you’ve driven past the Town Hall on McAlpin Avenue near Croton Falls Road recently, you may have noticed that the grounds surrounding the building look a little cheerier and a bit cleaner.

You can thank the 67 eighth graders from Mahopac Middle School who, along with some teachers, school administrators and town officials, descended upon the property on Saturday, ...

Street Festival, Columbus Day Parade Shine Under Sunny Skies

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The sixth annual Mahopac Street Festival was held Sunday, Sept. 30, under sunny skies as hundreds of folks came out to enjoy the food, rides, exhibits and demonstrations and meet the myriad business owners who set up booths along South Lake Boulevard, all the way from the intersection of routes 6 and 6N down to Clark Street.

“We have a beautiful day for this,” said ...

Mahopac Grad Targets Distracted Driving

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - According to statistics compiled by the Department of Transportation, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2015. Of that total, 3,450 were attributed to distracted driving. Studies show that drivers under age 20 are not only texters, they are also responsible for more than 58 percent of teen crashes and comprise up to 27 percent of the ...

Italian American Club Marks 90th Anniversary with Gala Dinner/Dance

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Italian American Club of Mahopac celebrated its 90th anniversary commemorating the founding of the club in 1928 at its Gala Columbus Day Dinner Dance at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor, Sunday, Sept. 16.

The 2018 Columbus Day Grand Marshals Regina Morini and Michael Simone were installed, as well as, honorary marshals Salvatore Pascarella and Angelo Pugliese. In addition, the ...

Mahopac Falls FD Holds Annual Open House

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department held its annual open house on Sunday, Sept. 9, and despite the cloudy skies, hundreds turned out for the demonstrations, exhibits, raffles and yummy food.

The MFVFD Dive Team showed off a newly purchased Zodiac boat and trailer with assorted gear, including new wetsuits. The extrication segment wowed the crowd as first responders ...

Roses from the Sky

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Arlene Faulkner and TJ Ferlauto were married in a ceremony held in Central Park last Sunday, Sept. 9, but it was their reception at the Mahopac firehouse on Route 6 that might have featured the biggest highlight.

Lured out into the parking lot on the premise of a photo op, the couple, bridal party, and guests were delightedly shocked when a helicopter suddenly hovered above and ...

Mahopac Man Honored for Lifesaving Heroics

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - James Talbert, an officer with the New York City Police Department, has been bestowed with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for his heroic actions on July 26, when he rescued a woman and her dog from a flaming car in Shrub Oak. State Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) honored Talbert, a Mahopac resident, during a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Patriot Park in ...

Mahopac Remembers Those Lost to Addiction

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Lauren Privitera lost her son, Nicholas, to a heroin overdose on Feb. 8, 2015. He was just 23 years old.

Since then, Privitera has sought to end the scourge of the opiate addiction epidemic that has gripped the country over the past decade by shining a light on the problem and removing the stigma often attached to the illness.

Friday, Aug. 31, marked the third year ...

Mahopac Scouts Earn Eagle Awards

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After seven year of hard work, many milestones and achievements Dylan Halmy and Theo Martine of Boy Scout Troop 371 were presented with their Eagle Scout awards earlier this summer.

Through their time in scouting, they participated in many activities, service projects and camping trips. On their way to Eagle Scout, they learned many skills such as camping, cooking, first aid, ...


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