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Santa and Fire Departments Make Annual Candy Cane Run!

December 13, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On Saturday, Dec. 9, the Mahopac and Mahopac Falls fire departments held their annual Candy Runs to visit the children and families of the community. Despite the snowy conditions, Mahopac’s bravest traveled all around town collecting toys for the Toys for Tots program while delivering candy canes to the kids.

While snow fell throughout the day, Santa and Mrs. Claus were ...

Drewville Road Closure Adding Time to Ambulance Trips

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A vital corridor leading from Mahopac to Putnam Hospital Center (PHC) in Carmel has been closed indefinitely due to the critical deterioration of a bridge, and fire officials say that has added precious minutes of travel time for ambulances en route to the emergency room.

On Friday, Dec. 1, inspectors from the state Department of Transportation performed a routine examination ...

Santa Helps Mahopac Falls FD Light up the Holidays!

MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - The Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department held its annual tree lighting at its fire station on Luccaro Lane Friday, Dec. 1.

The firehouse property was festooned top to bottom with Christmas decorations to stoke the holiday spirit. There were loads of indoor activities, including refreshments and tables where kids could decorate Christmas cookies and write letters to ...

Chamber Urging Community Involvement in Master Plan Update

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Officials of the Greater Mahopac/Carmel Chamber of Commerce say they will continue to pressure the Town Board to update the master plan and begin to move forward with an array of improvements that are needed to help both business owners and taxpayers.

Earlier this year, chamber representatives went before the board with a plan they call Vision 2020—a proposal for a revised ...

Complaint Filed with PSC Over Water-Billing Practices

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Complaints from Mahopac residents in a private water district have inspired potential legislation that would require water companies to be more transparent in their billing practices.

Residents in the private water district sometimes referred to as Split Rock Estates, which encompasses an area that includes Boniello Drive, Hilltop Drive and Lake Road, say they have been getting ...

‘Tis the Season for Holiday in the Park!

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce held its annual Holiday in the Park at Chamber Park on South Lake Boulevard on Saturday. Festivities included caroling, a bouncy house, crafts, the tree lighting and, of course, a visit from the big guy himself, Santa Claus, who was accompanied by Mrs. Claus. Kids had the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap and share their ...

Mahopac’s Muriel Fernandes-Edwards Marks 99th Birthday

MAHOPAC, N.Y.--On Wednesday, Nov. 15, longtime Mahopac resident Muriel Fernandes-Edwards turned 99 years old.

She was born in Chittagong, India, on Nov. 15, 1918, and came to the United States in 1950 after being wooed by the love of her life, Louis Edwards, a WWII vet and native New Yorker, who met Muriel in India while on an overseas deployment during the war.

After meeting Muriel at a ...

Mahopac's John Bourges Named to Veterans Hall of Fame

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - John Bourges has lived his life out loud.

The 61-year-old long-time Mahopac resident has been a New York City police detective, an ER nurse, a soldier and a coroner. Now, that eclectic resume has culminated with Bourges being named by the Carmel Town Board to join state Sen. Terrance Murphy’s 40th District 2017 Veterans Hall of Fame. Bourges received the honor during ...

Check out the Holiday ‘Miracle’ in Yorktown this Weekend

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- With this year’s Indian summer finally giving way to wintry weather, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Over on Veterans Road in Yorktown, it’s looking even more like Christmas, thanks to Yorktown Stage’s mirthful, musical production of the beloved Hollywood classic “Miracle on 34th Street.” 

Originally on Broadway in the ...

Area Veterans Treated to Special Thanksgiving Feast

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The seventh annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner was held Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac. 

The event, sponsored by Purple Heart Homes-NY Downstate Chapter (an organization that assists vets with home repairs and renovations) and Disabled American Veterans (DAV), featured two seatings for a holiday dinner that featured turkey and all the ...

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