Community

May 5, 2021

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On Earth Day, April 22, a dozen teen volunteers from the Mahopac Public Library performed some community service that helped make the town a little prettier. The teens cleaned up the Putnam Trailway/bike trail from Mt. Hope Road to Buckshollow Road, and from Mt. Hope Road to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - More than 40 blankets and quilts were recently produced and donated to the regional chapter of Project Linus by members of the Community Crafters and the Butterfly Quilters. Project Linus is a national, non-profit organization that provides handmade blankets to children and teens ...

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This article is the first in a series examining the impact of possibly having a marijuana dispensary in the town of Carmel. Over the next few months, we’ll publish articles, release a podcast and host a community forum on Zoom around this topic.   Edward Abrahams understands why residents may be ...

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KENT, N.Y. - The Putnam County SPCA is seeking information regarding the owner of an older, neutered male mini-poodle mix breed dog found at-large on Chief Nimham Road in the Town of Kent.  At approximately 6:15 p.m., Monday, April 27, a good Samaritan, going for a walk on Chief Nimham Road, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Towns officials are determined not to let what was once a state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Superfund site turn into another ecological and aesthetic debacle. At the Town Board’s April 14 meeting, Councilman Frank Lombardi noted that an abandoned 16-acre parcel ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On Monday, March 29, the VFW Post 5491 in Mahopac, held a ceremony to commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day honoring and remember Vietnam vets. The Vietnam War lasted from November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975.The U.S. military reported 58,220 American ...

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CARMEL,N.Y. - New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) announced last week that it has begun construction on two circuit upgrade projects in the town of Carmel on the company’s Crafts 422 and Crafts 423 circuits, which deliver power to customers’ homes and businesses. The Crafts 423 circuit is ...

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I recently came across a blog article titled, “Why Children Need Camp Now More Than Ever,” essentially a list of social/emotional needs that have been neglected due to the pandemic. The article explains, in the most scholarly way, why children have suffered for the last 13 months and how camp can ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After a year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Recreation and Parks Department's annual Easter Egg Hunt returned this year much to the joy of Mahopac children. The event was held on Saturday, March 20, at Sycamore Park - instead of its usual location at the high school football ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The farmers market is coming back. After debuting in 2019, the COVID pandemic arrived in 2020 and brought to a halt any momentum the summertime event had garnered. But town officials say the market will now return and be bigger, better and offer a more eclectic array of ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Vicki Przymylski was on Facebook last month, she noticed an image of plastic trash bag. The text read, “Don’t throw out your old luggage. Send it to the nearest foster care agency. Kids are using trash bags to transport their belongings. No one wants their stuff in a garbage ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - An independent residential rental community providing 36 affordable apartments and 36 supportive apartments has been proposed for construction on 16.5 acres of land off Baldwin Place Road. The proposed project came before the Planning Board at its Jan. 27 meeting. The ...

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White Plains, NY – Burke Rehabilitation Hospital announced that it has received another three-year accreditation from The Joint Commission, the gold standard for hospitals. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® accreditation demonstrates continuous compliance with its performance standards ...

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Representatives from PCSB Bank, in Yorktown Heights, donated $1,500 to the Friends of Mahopac Public Library (MPL), to be used toward the Teen Library Council and Outreach Program and the Teen Summer Reading Program. PCSB Bank, a New York-chartered stock commercial bank, has served the banking ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Two projects by Mahopac scouts will help bring upgrades and a bit of education to some local parks. One of them, an Eagle Scout project, will rebuild the “icehouse” ramp at Sycamore Park, which will make the old building accessible to the Recreation & Parks Department and ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - A recent study on the safest communities in New York State ranked the town of Carmel as the fourth-safest midsize city in the state. The study was conducted by AdvisorSmith, a business-insurance consulting and research firm that has been featured on Fox Business, Yahoo! Finance, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The community could see some much-anticipated projects get off the ground this year if the pandemic begins to subside and some semblance of normalcy returns. At the Town Board’s annual reorganizational meeting on Jan. 6, Supervisor Ken Schmitt and members of the board gave an ...

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MT. KISCO, N.Y. - Zachary Couzens and his family have the unfortunate distinction of being the first reported cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County. The Mahopac residents were diagnosed back in March when the pandemic was just getting underway and much was still unknown about the disease. “Back ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Another year has come and gone in Mahopac and it’s time to look back on 2020 and recap the most noteworthy stories of the past 12 months. 2020 was a year unlike any other, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. And while Mahopac had its share of COVID issues in 2020, there was ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The COVID pandemic didn’t slow down Santa or the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, Dec. 19, as they made their annual Candy Cane Run throughout town handing out candy cane and collecting for Toys for the Tots. Santa posed for photos as everyone maintained COVID ...

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MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - A little rain was not going to deter the members of the Mahopac Falls Fire Department from carrying on a tradition that is held close to the community. On Friday, Dec. 4, the department marked the holiday season in a way that it never saw coming. Social distancing and masks ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Inspired by his grandfather, Louis Costa, a senior at Mahopac High School, has become the creative director of his home’s elaborate Christmas holiday display, which is attracting visitors from all over the community. It all started the Christmas of 2014. The year before Louis had ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County officials are monitoring a large and potentially dangerous winter storm that is predicted to move into our area this afternoon (Dec. 16), increase in intensity overnight and end Thursday afternoon. “This storm has the potential to bring more than a foot of snow to ...

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On December 9, Wells Fargo surprised representatives from Feeding Westchester, Westchester County’s largest nonprofit hunger relief organization, with a $50,000 donation to help provide 150,000 meals to families this holiday season. The funds, which will assist Feeding Westchester meet the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Everyone knows Santa Claus is magical, so he wasn’t going to let anything like a pandemic get in the way of him meeting his fans. The Greater Mahopac/Carmel Chamber of Commerce sponsored a Meet Santa event at Sycamore Park on Saturday, Nov. 28, in lieu of its annual tree-lighting ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Christina “Tina” Capizola has been named Putnam County’s 2020 Senior of the Year. According to the county Office for Senior Resources, Capizola is an outstanding volunteer who gives generously of her time to the seniors in Putnam County. She is president of the Mahopac Seniors ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Knights of Columbus partnered with DAS Auto Parts earlier this month to present its annual charity car show in the store’s parking lot on Route 6. The show featured more than 200 vehicles, from antiques to hotrods to muscle cars and the classics. Trophies were awarded in ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - For 10 years, RideConnect of Family Services of Westchester has been providing much-needed free transportation to seniors and those in need throughout northern Westchester and Putnam County for things such as doctor appointments, grocery shopping and other errands. But when the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Lylla McKee was worried about her grandmother during the pandemic. The 13-year-old Mahopac resident was concerned that her grandma, who lives in Queens, wasn’t able to get out and go grocery shopping, go to the library and perform other chores because she was too nervous to leave ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Like New York State and the rest of the country, COVID-19 cases are rising in Putnam County, and county health department officials say they are concerned. “With the rising numbers that we see, [the Putnam County Department of Health] is working around the clock on comprehensive ...

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