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June 19, 2022

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Thanks to voters in the Mahopac School District, the Mahopac Public Library will be getting a much-needed makeover to repair infrastructure issues in the nearly two-decade old building. On Tuesday, June 7, voters approved a $3.2 million bond referendum by an overwhelming 69 ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A state investigation into potentially contaminated well water in the Mahopac Business District is continuing, and now home and business owners in the area can request that their water be tested. The Mahopac Business District—the area between Route 6N (South Lake Boulevard) and ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - As summer travel season begins, Putnam County will offer a gas tax break to help ease the pain of rising petrol prices. To help ease the gas price crisis, County Executive MaryEllen Odell signed a law last week limiting the 4% county gas tax to the first $2 per gallon, regardless ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Town planning officials have told a Mahopac gun club they will hire their own consultant to review a noise study submitted by the club and they would also like to see a soil-remediation plan to address the potential issue of lead contamination in the ground and adjacent ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Take a look inside our weekly editorial team meeting. Click HERE to listen or you can watch the video. 

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A plan to build a three-story, 24-room boutique hotel on Route 6N (South Lake Boulevard) in the Mahopac business district has come before the Planning Board. Michael Mastrogiacomo of Mastrogiacomo Engineering, the firm designing the hotel, laid out the preliminary plans for the ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. -The town of Carmel will receive a more than $3.4 million windfall thanks, in part, to a sales tax revenue-sharing initiative announced by County Executive Mary Ellen Odell during her State of the County address last Thursday (March 10).  Odell said the plan is for the county to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.  Host Brett Freeman was joined by New York State Sen. Pete Harckham of the 40th Senate district in this week's episode of Hudson Valley Uncensored.  You can listen to it by clicking HERE.  The senator answered questions on topics ranging from bail reform to his bill on ADUs ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- The episode starts with some sad news about a fire in Heritage Hills, which resulted in the death of a woman and her dog and a discussion about keeping safe and helping out in the wake of disasters. Tom Walogorsky, the editor of The Somers Record, discusses the fire. You can ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board appointed Carmel Police Officer Daniel Shea to the position of detective during its Jan. 19 meeting. Shea is a Mahopac native and a 2012 graduate of Mahopac High School. Shea, 27, joined the Carmel police force in August 2018. His family has a long track record ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Business District—the area between Route 6N (South Lake Boulevard) and Route 6—was declared a State Superfund site in the early ’80s because of the release of dry-cleaning chemicals into the groundwater. In the early 2000s, the contamination was removed but recent ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell urged residents to prepare for a one-two punch of dangerous weather over the long weekend. The first will bring dangerously cold temperatures while the second event will bring a dangerous mix of wind, snow, ice and rain. Temperatures will ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County will distribute thousands of rapid COVID tests to food pantries, shelters, libraries, senior citizen centers, CAP (Community Action Program) and houses of worship over the coming days in an effort to stem the spread of the Omicron variant and keep schools and businesses ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After serving 14 years on the job—the longest running tenure for a town supervisor in Carmel history—Ken Schmitt celebrated his swan song last week at the Town Board’s Dec. 15 meeting. It was the last meeting Schmitt would oversee as the town’s top elected official after losing ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Parents were able to air their concerns about a state mandate that would require children to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to remain in school, at a Dec. 2 Town Hall hosted by Putnam County Legislator Toni Addonizio. About 200 people turned out for the event at the Paladin Center ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - To improve safety along a stretch of Route 6N (aka South Lake Boulevard), the Town Board is seeking to decrease the number of heavy trucks on the road by adding weight-limit restrictions there. The Putnam County Traffic Safety Board sent a letter to the Town Board in the wake of ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C - Mahopac) will not seek re-election next year but instead will throw his hat in the ring as a candidate for Putnam County executive. The incumbent county executive, MaryEllen Odell, will reach her term limit next year making the position an open seat ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The exodus from New York City to points northward in the midst of the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the local real estate market and in turn has revitalized some dormant development projects. The demand for new housing has not only resurrected old projects, but with more and more ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - According to unofficial results from the Putnam County Board of Elections, the Republicans made a clean sweep in the race for Carmel Town Board. Longtime incumbent Suzi McDonough, who has served as deputy supervisor for the past four years, finished first with 4,115 votes (35 ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Republican challenger won a hotly contested campaign for Putnam County Sheriff Tuesday night, according to unofficial results from the county Board of Elections. McConville defeated Democratic incumbent Robert Langley 12,222 (57 percent) to 9,074 (42 percent). Langley was ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - With election season underway, voters—whether they take advantage of early voting or show up at their polling places on Election Day, Nov. 2—will have a choice among four candidates for two seats on the Carmel Town Board. Two Republicans, including one incumbent, will face two ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - In the race for Putnam County sheriff—one of the most contentious this fall—incumbent Democrat Robert Langley will take on Republican challenger Kevin McConville, former chief of the MTA Police. Here is a close-up look at the two candidates. Robert Langley Robert Langley has ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Joseph Castellano, the Republican incumbent county legislator for District 7, which includes parts of Mahopac, is seeking re-election but faces a challenge from political newcomer Scott Reing, a Democrat. Castellano has held the district seat since he was elected in 2012. He ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - State Sen. Pete Harckham held a Veterans Advisory Council meeting at the Yorktown VFW Post 8328 on Thursday, Sept. 23, which included a presentation by Judge David F. Everett of the Westchester Supreme Court on veterans courts and an awarding of the New York State Liberty Medal to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Thanks to the pandemic, department heads in the Carmel town government are reporting that it has become difficult getting much-needed supplies, equipment, and vehicles on a timely basis. The pandemic forced manufacturers to shut down for months last year, but now that they are ...

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