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Carmel PD Adds Another New Officer

August 9, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Carmel Police Department has another new officer on its staff and like several recent appointments, he is a Mahopac native son.

The Town Board unanimously appointed Daniel Ryan Shea to the force at its Aug. 1 meeting and he was sworn in by town attorney Greg Folchetti. Shea, 24, grew up in Mahopac and is a 2012 graduate of Mahopac High School. He currently attends Pace ...

Sheriff’s Dept. Launches New Patrol Boat on Lake Mahopac

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Putnam County Sheriff's Department has launched a new marine patrol vessel that will be used to patrol Lake Mahopac this summer.

The new vessel, a 2012 21-foot Boston Whaler, replaces a 1998 18-foot Boston Whaler. In addition to a standard marine patrol vessel package, the new vessel comes equipped with radar and a forward-looking infrared ...

Missing Traffic Light Arrow at Route 6/6N Fork Causing Confusion

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has turned off the right-turn arrow on the traffic light at the Route 6/6N fork, leaving motorists confused and some town officials angry.

Supervisor Ken Schmitt said the problem arose over a month ago when he received a report that the light was malfunctioning. The DOT was notified and sent out a technician for assessment. The ...

Everyone Loves a Parade (and Carnival)!

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The annual Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department Carnival, celebrating 104 years, kicked off with its parade down Route 6 last Thursday evening (July 5). The carnival continues at the end of this week, July 12, 13 and 14, with lots of rides, midway games and yummy carnival food, including their “world-famous” sausage and pepper wedges, which, if you’re ...

Lightning Strike on Lake Mahopac Sends Three to Hospital

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Four people boating on Lake Mahopac on the Fourth of July escaped with their lives after lightning struck the water near their vessel, sending three of them to area hospitals.

Police said that on Wednesday, July 4, at around 3 p.m., the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Marine Patrol Unit responded to a report of an occupied disabled boat on Lake Mahopac. During heavy ...

Teens Extricated From Vehicle After Crash

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Two local teens had to be extricated from the car they were riding in last week when it rolled down an embankment on Washington Road near Route 6 and nearly landed in the West Branch Reservoir.

The call came into first responders just after 1:30 p.m. on Friday (June 29) that a car had gone into the reservoir with the occupants still inside. The Mahopac Falls dive team was ...

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