Mahopac Father of Three in Desperate Need of Kidney Transplant

February 11, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-“It’s not like borrowing money. You are asking a lot of someone,” said Mahopac resident Matt Fiscella.

Fiscella suffers from chronic kidney disease and is in dire need of a kidney transplant. Until that happens, he goes for dialysis treatment three times a week, three-plus hours per session, in order to stay alive.

“If I stop treatment, I stop ...

Panel of Local Experts Examines Opioid Crisis

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-The opioid epidemic continues to hold the country in its death grip, and while Putnam County has certainly not been immune to the scourge, area elected officials say some progress has been made in the struggle.

During a panel discussion on the topic held Sunday, Jan. 21, at Temple Beth Shalom, sponsored by the synagogue’s Men’s Club, local officials said that while ...

Region Gears Up to Fight Influenza Epidemic

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y.- With the official flu season now at full throttle, misery, hospitalizations and deaths are plaguing pockets of America while the numbers of those afflicted in New York continue to climb.

For only the week that ended Jan. 13, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 14,401 new laboratory-confirmed cases, bringing the season total to 74,562. And the ...

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