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County Braces for Saturday Night Snowstorm - Offers Tips

January 18, 2019

CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has met with her Executive ICS Team to discuss the possible impact of Winter Storm Harper. The forecast calls for light snow to begin Saturday evening which will increase in intensity before possibly changing to sleet and rain as a warm front passes through very early Sunday morning. This transition will be brief as a bitter cold front ...

ZBA Clears Way for Vape/Smoke Shop to Open

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Zoning Board of Appeals has given the green light to the owners of a vape/smoking shop to open their doors despite a moratorium that temporarily bans such businesses from the town.

The ZBA voted 4-3 to give the owners of Imperial Vape & Smoke Shop “the right to open…due to substantial expenditures.”

The business’s owners, Nick and Ann ...

Town Gearing Up for Phase 2 of Airport Park Project

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - As Phase 1 work at Airport Park continues, town officials are already gearing up to kick off Phase 2 of the $2.2 million renovation project next spring.

The project will create five soccer/lacrosse fields, a restroom building, playground, pavilion, bleachers and concession stand. In addition, fencing and a parking lot will be installed, hiking paths through the woods will be ...

Harckham Sworn In As New State Senator

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. - In May, reports surfaced that Gov. Andrew Cuomo had lobbied his former staffer, Pete Harckham, to run for the 40th State Senate District against two-term incumbent, Terrence Murphy, a Republican from Yorktown.

Seven months later, Cuomo, a New Castle resident who happens to be one of Harckham’s most prominent constituents, administered the oath of office to his friend at ...

School Officials on Track to Have Tax-Neutral Referendum on May Ballot

MAHOPAC, N.Y. -  School administrators and their consultants are moving closer to laying out the scope of a districtwide tax-neutral capital project that will cost approximately $52.3 million.

The district is looking to undertake some capital projects due to a quirk in a state formula that could impact the district’s tax rate if it doesn’t maintain its debt service. The ...

Mahopac Falls FD to Purchase Two New Pumper Trucks

MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - The Mahopac Falls Fire Department is looking to update its fleet of fire trucks.

The department seeks to purchase two new pumper trucks at a combined cost of $1.2 million. The new trucks will replace two 30-year-old vehicles that have run their course.

“Those trucks were purchased in 1989. They have lived a useful life and served the community well,” ...

The Chairman of the Board Retires

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After more than three decades as the chairman of the town Planning Board, Harold Gary is retiring at last.

Gary will officially step down from his post at the end of the month. Current vice-chair, Craig Paeprer, will take Gary’s place as chairman and the Town Board will look to add a new member to the Planning Board.

“No matter what goes on throughout the ...

Five Years Later, Legion Hall Still Without Sewage Hookup

MAHOPAC, N.Y.  - Members of American Legion Post 1080 are still being forced out into the winter cold to use the rented porta-potties on the front porch of their hall as a five-year struggle to have their sewage service restored continues.

The Legion Hall is located on Buckshollow Road and the root of the story dates back more than 60 years when the building and neighboring parcels were ...

Residents Hire Attorney to Fight Cell Tower Plan

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 Dixon Road and a second would build at 254 Croton Falls Road, property owned by Richard ...

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