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Dump Truck Accident Knocks Down Utility Pole

April 9, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-A dump truck rolled over on Long Pond Road in Mahopac Wednesday, March 28, taking down a utility pole and leaving still-energized wires dangling above the vehicle, hampering first responders’ efforts to rescue the injured driver.

The accident happened near Pleasant Road, said Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department spokesman Tom Beatty, and left 13,000-volt wires above the wreck ...

Police Offer Tips on Thwarting NYSEG ‘Worker’ Scams

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and district attorney’s office say there is a concern about area residents falling victim to burglary or larceny by thieves posing as NYSEG employees.

Law enforcement offers some reminders to ensure residents don’t fall prey to common scams that have been used in the past during power outages:

1. NYSEG employees will never come to ...

Traffic Safety Board: Change Myrtle Avenue/6N Intersection

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-The Putnam County Traffic Safety Board (TSB) has recommended several changes to some roads and intersections in Carmel and Mahopac, including the area and intersection of Route 6N, Hill Street and Myrtle Avenue.

Carmel Police Lt. John Dearman presented the report by the Traffic Safety Board at the Town Board’s Feb. 28 meeting. The TSB is composed of members of the Carmel ...

Mahopac Falls FD Battles House Fire

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Firefighters from the Mahopac Falls Fire Department (MFFD) were able to contain a house fire on Concord Road last Tuesday (March 6) and save the home from total destruction.

The department was dispatched early Tuesday afternoon for a possible house fire on Concord, just off Route 6N.  Carmel police were first on the scene and relayed that flames were climbing up the outside ...

Mahopac Man Busted on Possession of Ecstasy Charge

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-A Mahopac man has been arrested and faces drug charges after police say he was discovered to be in possession of ecstasy after a traffic stop.

On the evening of Thursday, Feb. 15, Joseph Marrone, 27, was stopped by members of the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) for traffic violations while traveling on Route 6. During the traffic stop, police say they ...

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