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May 30, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In a letter to district residents, School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo announced that the district’s vendor experienced a supply issue delaying the delivery of paper ballots for the school budget, library budget and school board candidate votes.. DiCarlo wrote, “The District ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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[Editor's note: This is an updated version of the story that appeared on TAPInto this past weekend.] MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac resident and former Carmel Police Chief Gregory Amato died Saturday, April 18, after a long illness. He was 77. Amato served in the Carmel PD for 34 years and retired ...

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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 ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac resident and former Carmel Police Chief Gregory Amato died yesterday, Saturday, April 18, according to Cargain Funeral Home. He was 77. Mahopac News will have a story honoring Amato, who was beloved in the community, in this coming week's newspaper.  Amato was honored ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department paid tribute to the doctors, nurses and staff members of Putnam Hospital Center ER and ICU last week for the work they’re doing during the pandemic. A caravan of emergency vehicles descended upon the hospital on April 7 to deliver some free hot ...

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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 ...

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Please join nationally recognized small business expert Mike Blinder, owner of Editor & Publisher Magazine, and author of "Survival Selling Even in the Toughest of Times," for a free online webinar on how your business can weather these difficult economic times and prosper afterwards.  The ...

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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 ...

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Seniors are being widely pitched with COVID-19 insurance scams trying to defraud their Medicare accounts and steal their identities, warns the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud. Fraudsters are offering “free” testing kits, vaccines and supplies, promising Medicare will pay. Medicare and ...

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PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - More than 3,000 Carmel NYSEG customers lost their power on Monday (April 13)—2,600 of them in Mahopac—as a severe rainstorm raked the area. As of 3 p.m., the utility company had yet to set estimated restoration times for the customers who have lost service.  The Putnam ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Cooped up for days due to the coronavirus pandemic, some Mahopac families have found a way to beat the cabin fever. They go hunting. Actually, they hunt for objects and landmarks as part of a town-wide scavenger hunt. It’s been a way to get out of the house, have some competitive ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt is a proud first-time grandfather. That happened on Sunday, March 22, when his daughter-in-law, Kate, gave birth to little Aiden at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. Sadly, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Schmitt has not been able to be in ...

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Have you had a positive experience with a teacher, essential worker (grocery, mail, doctor, etc.) or first responder? Thank them in the paper! Send your words of appreciation to editor Bob Dumas at dumas@halstonmedia.com for possible publication in an upcoming issue. Be sure to include your name ...

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Dear Beloved Community,  Just like that, this newspaper’s business model changed overnight. We bet your world did, as well.   In order to continue delivering the news and information you’ve come to expect from us, we need help from our readers.  As a free newspaper, nearly 100 percent of our ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -  First responders in Mahopac say protocols are in place that will allow them to continue to do their jobs well and keep them safe during the coronavirus crisis.  As of Thursday, March 26, every town in Putnam County has at least one case of coronavirus, with more than 90 reported ...

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 Several nonprofits serving the Putnam County communities have partnered together to support those most affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Community Cares, the United Way of Westchester and Putnam and the Putnam County Business Council have coordinated their efforts to provide ...

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Dear Beloved Community, I want to avoid the pitfalls that may come with writing a letter to the community about COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.  I don’t want to contribute to a panic, nor do I want to downplay the seriousness of this either.  I aim to speak from the heart and to ...

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RYE, N.Y. - The Osborn announced that it has been awarded Level I Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program for achieving standards of professional practices. The accreditation program, sponsored and coordinated by The Morton Arboretum, in cooperation with American Public Gardens ...

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The 9th annual Brain Bee competition, hosted by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, was held recently on Burke’s campus in White Plains. High school students who aspire to careers as brain surgeons or neuroscience researchers competed at the event. From Burke’s and other regional competitions, Brain Bee ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Sunny skies and warm temperatures drew a huge crowd to the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Mahopac last Sunday  (March 8). Bands and bagpipers came from as far away as Binghamton, N.Y. to take part in the festivities.

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