Town Board Denies Fire Department Funding Increase

November 22, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-- The Town Board unanimously passed their 2018 budget at the Nov. 15 meeting, but the $44.2 million spending package, which calls for a zero percent increase in the tax rate, did not include a $200,000 contract increase requested by the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD).

MFVD officials went before the Town Board earlier this month to ask for the increase, ...

Tendy: Sending a Drug Addict to Jail is a Failure

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 ...

Sheriff Smith Concedes Election - Langley Wins

CARMEL, N.Y. - Sheriff Don Smith has officially conceded the election to his challenger Robert Langley.

In a statement issued late Tuesday night (Nov. 14) after most of the absentee ballots were counted, Smith, who ran on the Republican ticket, issued a statement congratulating Langley.

“Mr. Langley will be the next Sheriff of Putnam County and I wish him well,” Smith said.

Mahopac Couple Faces Felony Drug and Child Endangerment Charges

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— A Mahopac couple are facing drug possession and child endangerment charges after police executed a search warrant at their Baldwin Place Road home and discovered a large quantity of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, cash and pistol ammunition.      

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reported that Samuel L. Shuler, 36, and Leia A.

Mahopac FD marks Fire Prevention Week with Open House

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Rain did not deter residents from turning out and showing their support for firefighters and EMS responders of the Mahopac Fire Department on Sunday when the department held its annual open house.

Torrential rains moved the event inside, but there was still plenty to do and see. There were CPR demonstrations, forced-entry demonstrations and the kids got to learn how to use a ...

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Colliding with Car

CARMEL, N.Y. – A motorcyclist was seriously injured when his cycle collided with another vehicle in Carmel Sunday evening, Oct. 22. 

According to preliminary police reports, Dwayne L. Cantelmo, 44, of Stormville, was riding a 1995 Harley-Davidson motorcycle in a northeasterly direction on Route 6 at about 5:20 p.m. when he allegedly ran a red light at the intersection with Route 52 ...

Fire Department to Town: We Need More Funding

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— In the wake of the fiscal damage caused by the embezzlement of nearly $6 million from its coffers, Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) officials have asked the Carmel Town Board to add an additional $200,000 to its 2018 contract so it can make much-needed equipment and apparatus acquisitions in the coming year.

“For 2018, we have quite a few things that have to ...

Car Strikes Utility Pole Knocking Out Power for More Than 2,000

MAHOPAC, N.Y. -  A car drove off Route 6N Saturday morning striking a utility pole and catching fire while knocking out power for more than 2,000 New York State Electric & Gas customers in the area.

Police said a 16-year-old male was headed south on 6N toward Jefferson Valley when he lost control of the 2004 Ford Escape he was driving and struck the pole at around 9:52 a.m. Police ...

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