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Six Candidates Vie For Three Mahopac School Board Seats

May 12, 2022

MAHOOPAC, N.Y. - When Mahopac School District residents go to the polls on May 17, they will have the opportunity to vote for three of six candidates vying for a seat on the Board of Education.

Incumbent board members Mike Mongon and Ray McDonough have opted not to seek re-election this year, leaving Adam Savino the only sitting board member on the ballot. He will be joined by five ...

Library To Present $3.2m Bond Referendum

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On June 7, the Mahopac Public Library will hold a $3.2 million bond referendum vote to fund significant improvements necessary to maintain the nearly two-decades-old building. Approval of the bond initiative will not increase the tax rate for Mahopac residents, but it will allow the library to address some long-standing weatherization issues, as well as proactively position the ...

County Legislature Chair to Withdraw From Race

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A lawsuit alleging fraud and other technical errors on his nominating petitions has forced County Legislature Chairman Neal Sullivan (R-Carmel) to withdraw from the race and declare he will not seek reelection to the District 9 seat.

Mahopac resident Kevin Osika—whose wife, Erin Lee Crowley, was set to oppose Sullivan in the GOP primary in June—filed objections last ...

Supply Chain Issues Still Plague Town Government

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Supply chain issues continue to dog the town government as the slowed delivery of parts and materials is making it more challenging for certain departments to do their jobs.

“This is really going to put a damper on things we would like to do in town,” said Highway Superintendent Mike Simone at the Town Board’s April 13 meeting. “We have plenty of ...

School Budget Sees Less Than 1% Bump In Tax Rate

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Administrators for the Mahopac Central School District have just about completed the 2022-23 budget, which carries a modest tax increase and will be presented to the Board of Education for its approval on April 21.

The $133 million spending package is up $5.6 million, or 4.4 percent, from the 2021-22 budget and does not call for any layoffs or cuts in programming. The tax levy ...

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When Liberty is Also Hypocrisy

May 13, 2022

If someone doesn’t like the rules, and chooses not to follow them, and actively tells others not to follow them, is that liberty? Would we apply this standard to those who choose not to obey street signs, or signs that say, “no loitering,” or “yield?”

In this American democracy, we elect and appoint people to establish rules (and laws) to ensure domestic ...

Is It Time to Move?

May 10, 2022

To the editor,

We visit family in Florida and South Carolina each year and it gets harder and harder to return.   This area is geographically one of the nicest areas in the country, however, this town keeps voting to tax us into oblivion.   Relocation for many is a real consideration.

To level the federal tax playing field “SALT” (state and local taxes) was ...

Tales of Ties and Tails

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates.

Shortages of sashes ...

Northwell Health Walk Returns to Westchester  

May 4, 2022

The event will benefit both Northern Westchester Hospital and Phelps Hospital

MOUNT KISCO, NY – The Northwell Health Walk will be on Sunday, May 22, at 10 a.m. at the Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown Heights and will unite thousands of people across five different New York locations who believe in supporting quality health care that’s close to home. And ...