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MHS Seniors Enjoy Glamorous Night at the Prom

June 17, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y. .— The Class of 2017 celebrated in style Friday for the annual MHS senior prom with the all students looking fabulous in their tuxes and gowns. The big, glitzy party was held at the Amber Room in Danbury where the teens danced the night away.

Oil Spill Closes Down Lake Secor Beachfront

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The beach at Lake Secor has been closed indefinitely after heating oil from a failed tank in a nearby residence leaked into the lake.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said that on Tuesday, June 13, at approximately 12:45 p.m., a heating oil tank in a homeowner’s basement failed and the oil entered a sump pump and was then pumped to the storm drain ...

MHS Lacrosse Team Aids Mahopac Woman in Cancer Battle

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac’s Maggie Karaqi is a cancer warrior. She was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011 when she was pregnant with her twins, Nedjat and Veranika, now 6. In remission and with a positive prognosis, the disease reared its ugly head again in 2015. Last year, she underwent surgery.

Now, doctors have her on a new drug they hope will defeat her disease once and for ...

State Approves Carp Restocking of Lake Mahopac

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - There is finally some relief in sight for the ongoing weed problem in Lake Mahopac as the state Department of Conservation (DEC) has agreed to allow the town to stock it with 1,500 triploid carp.

Triploid carp, also known as grass carp, are an herbivorous species of fish commonly used for weed control.

'The Lake Mahopac Park District and town officials have been asking ...

Relay for Life Brings Out the Best in Mahopac

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The 19th annual Mahopac Relay for Life ended in extraordinary fashion on Saturday as the event’s community leader, Tracey Walsh, said the American Cancer Society fundraiser amassed more than $215,000 so far and will likely reach its $250,000 goal by Aug. 31.

The event, held at Mahopac High School’s athletic fields, bring cancer survivors, their families, and ...

Fulmar Music Teacher Daniel Moriarty Dies Suddenly

MAHOPAC, N.Y. -  Daniel Moriarty, Fulmar Elementary School’s longtime music teacher, passed away suddenly on Monday, June 6. He was 55.

“It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of a beloved teacher who gave the gift of vocal music to Mahopac students,” said School Superintendent Dr. Dennis Creedon in an email to the district faculty.

Moriarty taught ...

Mahopac Lets the Music do the Talkin'!

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town of Carmel Recreation and Parks Department held its first-ever Music Festival at the Mahopac Chamber Park Saturday, May 20—something it hopes will become an annual event. The free concert featured five local bands of various ages and genres, including the acoustic duo Pickpocket Romance and Mahopac resident and rising star Amanda Ayala and her band The Midnight ...

Mahopac Community Officially Welcomes La Famiglia Felice

MAHOPAC, NY - The Vulaj family held the ribbon-cutting ceremony of its restaurant La Famiglia Felice on Thursday, May 18. Helping to mark the occasion were members of The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce and elected officials, Putnam County Legislator Neal Sullivan and Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt. La Famiglia Felice, located at 944 Route 6 in Mahopac, features traditional Italian ...

Mahopac Honors its War Dead with Memorial Day Services

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The inclement weather on Monday canceled the annual Memorial Day parade, but ceremonies honoring America’s war dead were moved inside the Town Hall.

Master of Ceremonies Bill Duschaneck introduced dignitaries that included the Putnam County executive’s chief of staff, Trisha Simone; Putnam County Judge Jim Reitz; Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt; Councilman Frank ...

Town Board Passes Law that Permits Keeping Chickens

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After nearly a year of research and debate, the Carmel Town Board has passed a law that will allow residents to keep and maintain chickens on their properties providing they meet certain criteria.

The board passed the new ordinance at its May 24 meeting by a 3-1 margin after a public hearing. Deputy Supervisor Frank Lombardi cast the lone dissenting vote. Councilman Jonathan ...

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