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Mahopac Falls FD Holds Annual Open House

September 23, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department held its annual open house Sunday, Sept. 10, and there was plenty to see and do. Kids had the opportunity to check out the firefighting gear and even try it on. Sparky the Fire Dog was also on hand to meet his fans.

But there was also a real live dog hero. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office K-9 division brought along Lex, ...

Mahopac Man Charged With Sexual Assault of a Child

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A Mahopac man faces felony charges after New York State Police say he sexually assaulted a juvenile on several occasions nearly a decade ago.

On Monday, Sept. 11, state police from the Brewster barracks arrested Fernando Cardenas, 54, and charged him with second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A ...

‘This is My Fire Department Now’

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Not many of us get to have two families, but longtime Mahopac resident Davey Jean Beska does.

Beska, 89, and her late husband, Dick, had five children—three girls, two boys. But Beska also considers the members of the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department (MFVFD), both past and present, her family as well.

“We are truly like one,” Beska said of the ...

Police: No Charges Filed Against Mahopac Teen in Fatal Bike/Auto Crash

SOUTHEAST, N.Y. - Police said a Mahopac teen will not face charges after his car struck and killed a bicyclist from Danbury on Route 6 in Southeast on Friday, Aug. 25.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said that, according to preliminary investigative findings, David Eric Wellin, 68, was bicycling westbound along Route 6, just east of Starr Ridge Road, at about 9:05 a.m. Friday. He was ...

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