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Town Moves to Ensure Grants for Park Upgrades

August 15, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board passed a resolution last week that will pave the way for it to receive two state grants totaling $350,000 that will be used to complete some major renovations at two town parks.

The State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM) grants will be used to perform a complete overhaul of the facilities at Airport Park and to renovate tennis and basketball courts at ...

Mahopac Kids are Happy Campers

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - It’s just like school … only better.

Every year, as summer kicks in, hundreds of Mahopac kids head off to one of the school district’s three elementary schools for summer camp. These camps, sponsored by each school’s PTO and run by teachers, are not your father’s summer camps. While the emphasis is always on healthy fun, there is often a little ...

Putnam County 4-H Fair Brings Fun, Food and Lots of Animals!

CARMEL, N.Y. - The 46th annual Putnam County 4-H Fair was held at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel last weekend, sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Thousands of folks came out to the three-day event held under sunny skies to check out the myriad exhibits, live music, demonstrations, games and entertainment. The fair featured a live country auction, barbecue chicken ...

A Hero's Welcome

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Army 1st Lt. Chris Roberto walked into the Mahopac firehouse Friday evening thinking he was just going to pay a visit to some of his fellow volunteer firefighters.

But, suddenly, the lights came on and cheers erupted: “Welcome home!”

Roberto was greeted by about 100 friends and family members at a surprise party welcoming him back after a nine-month deployment to ...

County Proposes Plan for New Route 6 Sewer District

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In what could be a game-changer for the business community along the Route 6 corridor in Mahopac, a proposal is on the table to create a new sewer district that would run along the highway from Union Valley Road northward to Buckshollow Road near Wallaurer’s Paint and Hardware.

The plan was presented to the Carmel Town Board last week by Deputy County Executive Bruce ...

Morgan’s FunDay Raises Money for a Good Cause

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The second annual Morgan’s FunDay, a fundraiser for the Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund, was held at the Mahopac Golf and Beach Club last month to raise awareness and money for research in necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

NEC is a disease that develops when the tissue in the inner lining of the small or large intestine becomes damaged and begins to die and causes the intestine ...

New Mural Unveiled at Mahopac Library

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - An original painting by Mahopac High School rising senior Alana Green was chosen as the winner of Mahopac Public Library’s mural competition and the work was unveiled at a ceremony last month. 

Green’s painting, which shows a young person reading a book on the banks of Lake Mahopac with the library in the distance, was chosen from a number of entries submitted ...

Mahopac’s Sons of American Legion Pig Out!

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac’s Sons of American Legion Squadron 1080 held its annual Pig Roast fundraiser at the Legion Hall on Buckshollow Road on Saturday and more than 200 hungry supporters showed up to take part in the feast. Besides the whole roasted pig, the menu included steamed clams, clams on the half-shell, fried turkey, pulled pork, grilled chicken breasts, chicken wings, sausage and ...

4-H Fair Kicks Off This Weekend

CARMEL, N.Y. - There is a limited number of events that can offer a fun-filled weekend for family, friends and kids without an admission and parking fee and the Putnam County 4-H Fair is one of them.

The 46th annual fair is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, July 28, 29 and 30, at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel. (Fair hours and more info can found ...

Navigating an ‘Alternative Roadmap’

Christian Carmody saw a problem with the country’s education system that was flying under the radar and decided to try and fix it.

Carmody, 25, a 2011 Mahopac High grad, noticed that the unemployment rate for those without a college was much higher than those who had one. But he also discovered that not everyone was cut out—either academically or financially—to attend ...

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