Hearing Set on NYSEG Storm Response—Public Invited

March 23, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-According to state Sen. Terrence Murphy, the two storms that rolled through the region earlier this month together caused more outages in Westchester County than Hurricane Irene did in August 2011, with more than 160,000 Con Edison and NYSEG customers in the Hudson Valley left in the dark.

In response to residents' questions about the utility companies’ response to the ...

Town Purchases Swan Cove Property

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-The town closed a deal Monday night to purchase 0.64 acres of property known as Swan Cove on South Lake Boulevard for $1 million. The property will become part of a project that includes a parking lot for the Route 6N business district, as well as the creation of a small passive park on Lake Mahopac that would feature benches, a dock and a bridge that connects it with neighboring ...

Traffic Safety Board: Change Myrtle Avenue/6N Intersection

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-The Putnam County Traffic Safety Board (TSB) has recommended several changes to some roads and intersections in Carmel and Mahopac, including the area and intersection of Route 6N, Hill Street and Myrtle Avenue.

Carmel Police Lt. John Dearman presented the report by the Traffic Safety Board at the Town Board’s Feb. 28 meeting. The TSB is composed of members of the Carmel ...

Murphy Wants Hearing on NYSEG Storm Response

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-State Sen. Terrence Murphy, chairman of the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, is calling for a hearing to examine the storm preparedness and response by regional utility companies.

Many residents across the Hudson Valley, and in particular the counties of Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester, have been without power since Friday afternoon (March 2) due to ...

Route 6 Sewer Project Back on Track

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-A plan to extend sewer service down the Route 6 corridor in the heart of Mahopac is moving forward and county officials are calling the project a “game changer.”

“We have seen many opportunities come and go and that is because of the [lack of] infrastructure,” County Executive MaryEllen Odell told the Town Board at its meeting on Feb. 28. “We have ...

Municipalities Engaged in County Shared-Services Initiative

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt said last week that the towns and villages of Putnam County, as well as the county itself, are now fully engaged in a shared-services initiative with the goal to save money and reduce taxes.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced the County-Wide Shared Services Initiative (CWSSI) last year, a plan he hopes will generate property tax savings through collaboration ...

Town Will Look to Fund $3 Million in Park Upgrades

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Members of the Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee went before the Town Board last week to encourage it to move forward with two major park renovation projects that between them will cost slightly more than $3 million to complete.

The first project, which recreation officials said is “shovel-ready,” is the renovation of Airport Park on Hill Street where three ...

Swan Cove Parking/Park Project Gains Steam

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-A plan to add more municipal parking in the hamlet’s business district and build a small passive park on the shores of Lake Mahopac got a boost last week from the business community as well as from a parking study commissioned by the Town Board.

Town officials seek to buy five parcels of land along Route 6N that currently belong to Tompkins Mahopac Bank and contain the site ...

Time Has Come for Town Board to Decide Bubbler Issue

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-It’s been three years since the issue first bubbled up, but the Town Board said last week it is on the verge of deciding one way or another whether to regulate the use of de-icers and similar devices on the town’s lakes—especially Lake Mahopac.

The issue first came to light in 2015 when some residents—including some with lakefront property on Lake ...

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