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December 19, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On Saturday, Dec 1, the Mahopac Girl Scouts held their annual Holiday Fair at the Mahopac Middle School.  Several hundred Mahopac families attended. The fair feature 10 troops offering pre-made baked goods and crafts for sale, gingerbread-house decorating, ornament-making, ...

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MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - The Mahopac Falls Fire Department held its annual tree-lighting festivities Friday, Nov. 30, which featured a visit from St. Nick. With cookies and refreshments at the ready, people were welcomed to the firehouse off Route 6N with the sound of sirens in the distance meaning ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Banding together, some Mahopac residents have hired an attorney to help them prevent a 180-foot cell tower from being erected in their neighborhood. Danbury-based Homeland Towers has two applications before the Planning Board. One would build a tower on residential property on ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce held its annual Holiday in the Park celebration at the Chamber Park on Nov. 24. Festivities included caroling, the tree-lighting, menorah lighting, a bouncy house and, of course, a visit from the big guy himself, Santa Claus, who was ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - October was Fire Safety Month and firefighters from the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department marked the occasion by visiting area elementary schools and pre-schools to teach them about fire prevention and safety. The young students had the opportunity to check out a fire truck up ...

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MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - On the night before Thanksgiving, a contractor performing work at Airport Park broke a water main, leaving customers in the Lake MacGregor portion of Water District No. 14 without water and the Red Mills area with low water pressure. The town is renovating the park to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On Sunday, Nov. 11, at the 11th hour, a remembrance service was held in Mahopac in honor of Veterans Day.  It began with a parade stepping off in front of the Mahopac VFW on East Lake Boulevard and terminating at Memorial Circle down the road.  Local dignitaries—including Putnam ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Putnam County was held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel as hundreds of walkers, including local dignitaries and elected officials, came out to support the cause. The event raised more than $61,000 and more money is ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Recreation and Parks Department held its annual Harvestfest at Sycamore Park on Sunday, Oct. 28. Festivities included a haunted house, pony rides, petting zoo, games, bouncy house, vendors and a Trick-or-Treat Parade with kids and parents in their Halloween costumes. The weather ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Fire Department held its annual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 20. Residents were greeted by members of the fire department, emergency medical services and fire police, in addition to many friends from neighboring agencies. There were all kinds of demonstrations, from car ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In a standing-room-only meeting at the Mahopac Library’s community room on Sunday (Oct. 28) residents showed up to learn more about two proposed cell towers and how they can stop them—or at least get them moved to another location. Danbury-based Homeland Towers went before the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Harlem Wizards will bring their basketball comedy hijinks to town on Friday, Nov. 30, to raise money for the Mahopac boys and girls basketball programs. Wizards team member John “Big J” Smith came to the school district on Monday, Oct. 29, to visit with the kids and promote ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - MSA Cheerleading hosted its fourth annual Trunk or Treat at the high school parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 20. The spook-tacular event featured car trunks that were decorated in creepy Halloween themes and filled with holiday treats for which the kids—dressed in their scariest, and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Dominic Cappelletti and his father, Joseph, have an affinity for all things scary, so Halloween is a very special time for them. “My father and I have always loved Halloween,” said Dominic. “We loved haunted houses, so every Halloween we would travel around the country going to ...

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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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