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Odell Overwhelmingly Wins GOP Endorsement

May 26, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Putnam County Republican Committee overwhelmingly endorsed MaryEllen Odell in her bid for re-election as Putnam County executive at its convention Thursday, May 17, at the Italian American Club of Mahopac.

She won the committee’s vote, 138-11, over her challenger, Kent Councilman Paul Denbaum.

“I am grateful for the committee’s vote of confidence in ...

State, Town Officials: Get Ready for Route 6 Rehab

CARMEL, N.Y. - It’s going to get noisy, dirty and congested along a good chunk of Route 6 in Carmel this summer, but in the end, it all will be worth the hassle, says the state Department of Transportation (DOT).

Once the DOT completes milling, filling and re-striping the heavily trafficked road, motorists will no longer have to dodge its potholes and cracked asphalt, engineer-in-charge ...

Two More Town Parks to Get Surveillance Cams

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The town’s ongoing efforts to install video surveillance cameras in all of its parks took another step forward last week when Recreation Director Jim Gilchrist laid out plans to set up the devices in Camarda Park and the dog park at Sycamore Park.

Last year, the town installed cameras in Chamber Park and McDonough Park.

Gilchrist told the Town Board at its May 9 ...

Town: Asbestos at Swan Cove Not An Issue

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Town officials say plans to build a passive park at the property once known as Swan Cove on South Lake Boulevard have not been hampered by the discovery of asbestos in some of the dilapidated bungalows located there.

The town purchased the land, the last remaining public parcel on Lake Mahopac, from developer Frank Cotaj for $1 million in March. The plan is to tear down the ...

Heritage Hills Option Off Table Again for Rt. 6 Sewer Project

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A plan to extend sewer service down the Route 6 corridor in the heart of Mahopac is moving forward despite some confusion over one option that involves connecting the project to a treatment plant in Heritage Hills in neighboring Somers. 

The sewer project, which County Executive MaryEllen Odell called a “game changer” because it would be a boon to businesses ...

Town Looks to Restrict Parking on Shoulder of ‘Restaurant Row’

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Putnam County Traffic Safety Board has recommended that parking be prohibited on the shoulders of Route 6 a distance of 30 feet on each side of a restaurant’s entrance and exit in the area known as Restaurant Row in Mahopac.

The Town Board has enthusiastically endorsed the plan.

Carmel Police Lt. John Dearman, who sits on the Traffic Safety Board, presented the ...

School Budget Passes; Keane, Swift, Furfaro Win Board Seats

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac School District voters went to the polls Tuesday and overwhelmingly passed the budget by a 912 to 394 margin.

Additionally, the Board of Education will get an infusion of new blood as three new trustees were voted in.

The $123.3 million budget actually called for a reduction in the tax rate. According to Greg Sullivan, the district’s interim assistant ...

Town Cracking Down on Illegal Signs

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board said last week it has grown weary of all the illegal signs, banners and flags that blight the corridors in the hamlets of Mahopac and Carmel and are warning business and property owners to remove them or suffer the consequences. 

Councilman Mike Barile said that the situation has gotten untenable, particularly along routes 6 and 52, adding that the code ...

School Tax Rate Will Drop, Not Increase

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - With new assessed values at 100 percent now available to the Mahopac School District, school officials say that the last-minute impact to its budget means the tax rate will be reduced and not go up 0.89 percent, as originally reported.

The figures were made available by the town in late April, after the school budget had already been presented.

“While compiling the ...

Five Vie for Three Seats on Mahopac School Board

NOTE: There will be a Meet the Candidates Forum, Tuesday, May 8, at 8 p.m., after the budget hearing at the Falls School at 100 Myrtle Ave. Residents will have an opportunity to get to know the five candidates in this year's school board race and ask them questions.

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Mahopac School District voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 15, they will elect three newcomers to ...

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