Tendy: Sending a Drug Addict to Jail is a Failure

November 17, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The best way to combat the opioid epidemic that has plagued the nation for the past several years is to remove the stigma of addiction and get people the help they need rather than put them in jail.

That was the theme of the message delivered by Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy when he came before the Town Board last week to discuss the topic.

“I am not ...

Mahopac Woman Leads Fundraising for Alzheimer’s Walk

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Led by the fundraising prowess of a Mahopac resident, the Putnam County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held Sunday, Oct. 15, at Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel surpassed its total from last year, raising more than $75,000 so far.

The highest individual fundraiser was Walk Committee Chair Denise Kuhbier, a Mahopac resident, who raised nearly $8,000. Her team, Lean on We, ...

School District to Ban E-cigs in Revised Code of Conduct

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Mahopac School District is moving toward changing its Code of Conduct so that it will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes and vaping on school grounds in accordance with state law.

The school board held a public hearing on the code changes last week so that it coincides with state regulations, which ban the products from public school properties.

“Now it is ...

Racing to Make a Difference

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Runners, walkers, families and volunteers streamed into FDR Park in Yorktown Heights on a beautiful fall morning last month to get healthy and combat a national epidemic.

Sponsored by Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, the fourth annual Run for Recovery is a 5K race through the park’s winding trails that helps raise awareness for the ongoing scourge of drug and alcohol ...

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