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Green's Natural Foods Coming to Baldwin Place

October 21, 2018

SOMERS, N.Y.  Green's Natural Foods, a health food chain, plans to open a new store in early 2019 in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Baldwin Place, Somers.

This location comes in addition to a store at 12 Triangle Center, Yorktown Heights, and the business, which has rebranded itself from Mrs. Green’s, said it plans to expand beyond Somers as well.

"The business is ...

Can Medicaid Take my Home and Life Savings?

On a regular basis, clients express their fear that if they ever go into a nursing home and/or need long-term care, the Medicaid program will take their home and life savings. 
While it is prudent to be concerned as to what will occur if you or a family member needs long-term care, Medicaid does not seize the Medicaid recipient’s home, its contents and his or her life savings upon ...

Lake Mahopac Weed Problem Worst in Two Decades

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The growing weed menace in Lake Mahopac is the worst it’s been in more than two decades and the Lake Mahopac Park District Advisory Board is trying to convince the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to be proactive on the matter before the problem gets any worse.

The weeds make swimming in the lake unpleasant, if not impossible, and can damage boat ...

County Raises Smoking Age to 21

CARMEL, N.Y. - Beginning in 2019, if you live in Putnam County and are under the age of 21, you will no longer legally be able to purchase tobacco products. That includes both traditional combustible cigarettes, as well as vaping products such as e-cigarettes.

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, the County Legislature passed by a 6-3 vote an amendment to a local law that adds a new article entitled “The ...

Gym Delivers ‘Knockout’ Program for Parkinson’s Patients

People living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) now have a way to fight back. 

Lexington Avenue Gym and the Michael J. Fox Foundation sponsored an informational meeting on Sept. 14 for people with PD. The program emphasized the importance of exercise in improving both the physical and mental condition of those suffering with the disease. Specifically, the meeting highlighted the Rock ...

Legislature Tables Tobacco 21 Law

CARMEL, N.Y. - A vote on proposed legislation that would raise the smoking age in Putnam County from 18 to 21 (Tobacco 21) has been tabled until October, although based on lawmakers’ comments at the Board of Legislators’ Sept. 5 meeting, it appears there are enough votes to pass the law.

Barbara Scuccimarra (District 1), the bill’s sponsor, was initially pessimistic about its ...

Mahopac Remembers Those Lost to Addiction

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Lauren Privitera lost her son, Nicholas, to a heroin overdose on Feb. 8, 2015. He was just 23 years old.

Since then, Privitera has sought to end the scourge of the opiate addiction epidemic that has gripped the country over the past decade by shining a light on the problem and removing the stigma often attached to the illness.

Friday, Aug. 31, marked the third year ...


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