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Town Reaches Settlement on Cell Tower Issue

May 24, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Two controversial cell towers once planned for residential neighborhoods in Mahopac have been relocated in an out-of-court settlement with Verizon Wireless and Homeland Towers.

The Town Board voted 3-0 to accept the settlement at its May 13 meeting. Councilman Mike Barile, citing a potential conflict, abstained and Councilwoman Suzi McDonough was absent.

Barile said he ...

School District Unveils Graduation Plans; Town to Hold Parade

MAHOPAC, N.Y. -The Mahopac School District, along with town officials, has revealed plans to hold a graduation ceremony and a parade for the Class of 2020 while respecting the governor’s executive order regarding formal gatherings and social distancing.

The week of June 22-26 has been dubbed “Blue and Gold” week in honor of the Class of 2020. It will kick off on Monday, June ...

Summer Camps ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Opening

Local summer camp leaders are planning for multiple scenarios of how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic while parents remain eager to enroll their kids back into a routine of sunscreen, swimming and making friendship bracelets.

Most camps are preparing for summer as usual while knowing that any day now, news from the Department of Health or CDC could determine the fate of their ...

Town to Honor Class of 2020 with Parade

CARMEL, N.Y. - The Town of Carmel will honor the 2020 graduating seniors from both Mahopac and Carmel high schools with a “Parade of Seniors” next month.

The MHS parade is tentatively scheduled for June 13 on Route 6 in Mahopac. The CHS parade will be in the Hamlet of Carmel (Route 52) on June 20.

A week before each parade date, the town will paint the town with the school ...

A Tribute to Mahopac Mothers

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - We asked our readers to nominate mothers who have risen above the challenges of the pandemic for our special Mother’s Day tribute. Here they are:

An essential worker…and a mom!

Christina DiNapoli lives in Mahopac and has worked a full-time job as a social worker for the past 17 years. She is married and has two beautiful children, Gregory, 5, and Gia, 2.

As ...

Mahopac Families Share Their COVID-19 Stories

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Longtime Mahopac resident Mario Forte Jr. had just celebrated one year of being colon-cancer-free in March when he suddenly started to feel a little ill. Within two weeks, the 68-year-old father of five was dead—another victim of COVID-19.

As of Friday, April 23, Putnam County had seen 900 confirmed cases of the disease, and 38 deaths, according to the Department of ...

In Praise of Heroes

CARMEL, N.Y. - The first responders of Putnam County paid tribute to the doctors, nurses and staff members of Putnam Hospital Center on Saturday, April 11, with a parade that began at Putnam Plaza in Carmel (Tops supermarket) and proceeded to the hospital. There, the hospital staff came outside and received a standing ovation from firefighters, EMS workers, emergency services staff members and ...

Thursday is the Last Day to Join Virtual 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk

We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in quarantine are receiving adequate food supplies.

Here's all the ...

Mahopac Celebrates Easter, Passover Quarantine-Style!

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Mahopac residents—and the faithful all around the world—were forced to celebrate Easter and Passover under quarantine this year. But it didn’t stop folks from making the best of a challenging situation. Readers sent us plenty of holiday photos to show everyone they weren’t going to let a virus stand in the way of their ...

Small Businesses Get $370 Billion More, but How Long Will It Last? 

This round of funding includes an additional $310 billion into the already exhausted PPP loan program. An additional $60 billion is added to the SBA EIDL loan program that saw its funding exhausted in short time.     

With this additional funding, it is so important for our small business owners to be in touch with their banks and business professionals to make sure ...


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Virtual Presentation: Planning For Pandemics and Beyond at Somers Library

May 27, 2020

Join us for an informative webinar for top lessons learned around proactive strategies to take, and key documents to have in place for life's expected - and unexpected events.

Lauren Enea, Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney, Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
Judi McAnaw, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

June 2, 2020 12:30 – 2:00 PM The Somers Library To register ...