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October 19, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Knights of Columbus Father Mooney Council 5743 held its annual car show on Sunday, Oct. 7, in the parking lot of Arturo's Tavern. The show featured classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, lowriders, antiques, trucks and more. The K of C's Bob Olszewski, who chaired the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Planning Board is entertaining two site-plan applications for cell towers in Mahopac—one on Dixon Road near McDonough Park, the other on Croton Falls Road—which Verizon says are needed to fill in coverage gaps. Homeland Towers will build the towers for Verizon but other ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The growing weed menace in Lake Mahopac is the worst it’s been in more than two decades and the Lake Mahopac Park District Advisory Board is trying to convince the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to be proactive on the matter before the problem gets any ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - If you’ve driven past the Town Hall on McAlpin Avenue near Croton Falls Road recently, you may have noticed that the grounds surrounding the building look a little cheerier and a bit cleaner. You can thank the 67 eighth graders from Mahopac Middle School who, along with some ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The sixth annual Mahopac Street Festival was held Sunday, Sept. 30, under sunny skies as hundreds of folks came out to enjoy the food, rides, exhibits and demonstrations and meet the myriad business owners who set up booths along South Lake Boulevard, all the way from the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - According to statistics compiled by the Department of Transportation, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2015. Of that total, 3,450 were attributed to distracted driving. Studies show that drivers under age 20 are not only texters, they are ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Italian American Club of Mahopac celebrated its 90th anniversary commemorating the founding of the club in 1928 at its Gala Columbus Day Dinner Dance at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor, Sunday, Sept. 16. The 2018 Columbus Day Grand Marshals Regina Morini and Michael Simone were ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department held its annual open house on Sunday, Sept. 9, and despite the cloudy skies, hundreds turned out for the demonstrations, exhibits, raffles and yummy food. The MFVFD Dive Team showed off a newly purchased Zodiac boat and trailer with ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Arlene Faulkner and TJ Ferlauto were married in a ceremony held in Central Park last Sunday, Sept. 9, but it was their reception at the Mahopac firehouse on Route 6 that might have featured the biggest highlight. Lured out into the parking lot on the premise of a photo op, the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - James Talbert, an officer with the New York City Police Department, has been bestowed with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for his heroic actions on July 26, when he rescued a woman and her dog from a flaming car in Shrub Oak. State Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) honored ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Lauren Privitera lost her son, Nicholas, to a heroin overdose on Feb. 8, 2015. He was just 23 years old. Since then, Privitera has sought to end the scourge of the opiate addiction epidemic that has gripped the country over the past decade by shining a light on the problem and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After seven year of hard work, many milestones and achievements Dylan Halmy and Theo Martine of Boy Scout Troop 371 were presented with their Eagle Scout awards earlier this summer. Through their time in scouting, they participated in many activities, service projects and camping ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The last show of this year’s Sunset Concert Series in Chamber Park drew a big crowd last Thursday evening (Aug. 30) as the band California Dreamin’ took the stage under sunny skies. The band played two sets of ’60s and ’70s California rock, including hits by The Beach Boys, The ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Mahopac’s George Sica is no stranger to reinventing himself. At 14 years old (only a year after he came to the U.S. from Italy with his family), he dropped out of high school and became a hairdresser. He earned his general education development diploma while serving in the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac volunteer Sally Viggiano marked her 100th birthday will a big celebration at the Koehler Senior Center last week. In June 1993, Sally joined the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).  For more than 25 years, she has volunteered as an activity leader for the sewing ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Bushels of the plumpest plum tomatoes from New Jersey. Crates of achingly aromatic fresh basil. Salt to taste. Those are simple ingredients that belie the complexities of time, taste and tradition. As devout members of the sisterhood of sauce-making, (or gravy, as ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Longtime Mahopac resident Alan Rabinowitz, a U.S. zoologist dubbed the “Indiana Jones of wildlife protection” by Time Magazine, died of cancer on Aug. 5 at the age of 64. He had been given a diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2001. He leaves behind a legacy of more than ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The rain fell hard Saturday morning before the skies finally cleared. But that was OK—it just made the annual Mess Fest at Kiwi Country Day Camp even messier. The event is hosted by the Muddy Puddles Project (MPP) for childhood cancer research and honors Ty Louis Campbell, who ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The 47th 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 over the three-day event to check out the exhibits, farm animals, live music, ...

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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 plenty of hungry supporters showed up to take part in the feast.  Besides the whole roasted pig, the menu included steamed clams, clams on ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has turned off the right-turn arrow on the traffic light at the Route 6/6N fork, leaving motorists confused and some town officials angry. Supervisor Ken Schmitt said the problem arose over a month ago when he received a report that ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County held its inaugural New York State Medal of Honor Parade Saturday afternoon in Carmel, with hundreds of spectators lining Main Street and the shores of Lake Gleneida to show their support. The parade—which kicked off at the Paladin Center on Seminary Hill Road and ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Celebrating 47 years of any event gives time to reflect on what has made it so successful that it continues to attract visitors year after year. Times have changed, the public’s interests are different—what was considered new and fun at one point, now seem dated and ...

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MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - After more than five decades of service to the community, an iconic Mahopac business is changing hands. Red Mills Market on South Lake Boulevard in Mahopac Falls was sold on June 28. Its longtime owners, Ron and Regina Jedlicka, decided to retire and sold the business to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A gigantic American flag blew in the warm breeze over South Lake Boulevard Saturday, July 14, as volunteers stood in the streets taking donations from motorists passing by the Mahopac Marine. It was all part of the fourth annual Armed Forces Appreciation Festival, a celebration ...

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MAHOPAC,N.Y. - The Italian American Club (IAC) of Mahopac has announced the names of the 2018 grand marshals of the Putnam County Columbus Day Parade and Festivities. The grand marshals are Regina Morini and Michael Simone, and the honorary grand marshals are Salvatore Pascarella and Angelo ...

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Longtime Mahopac resident Tom Honohan will pull up stakes later this summer to move to Wappingers in Dutchess County, leaving behind a legacy of service and volunteerism. “It’s been a rollercoaster ride,” Honohan said. “I have a lot of friends here, but I can still come to visit them. [The move] ...

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 MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac’s VFW Post 5491 hopes to start a new patriotic tradition in town and it began last week with a red, white and boom on the Fourth of July. Post 5491 wants to become more engaged with the community, particularly its neighbors along the shores of Lake Mahopac, so its ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The annual Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department Carnival, celebrating 104 years, kicked off with its parade down Route 6 last Thursday evening (July 5). The carnival continues at the end of this week, July 12, 13 and 14, with lots of rides, midway games and yummy carnival food, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y, - Blue-green algae blooms have resulted in the closing of as many as 14 public beaches in Putnam County in recent weeks and have impacted some private beaches along Lake Mahopac as well. Health officials said they wouldn’t name the specific public beaches that had been closed ...

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