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Mahopac Fire Department Carnival and Parade Come to Town!

July 12, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The annual Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department Carnival kicked off with its parade Thursday evening (July 6). The carnival continues this weekend, July 13, 14, and 15 with lots of rides, midway games and yummy carnival food, including their world-famous sausage and pepper wedges, which you can top off with some deep-fried Oreos. While there, stop by and pick up some raffle tickets ...

Klein Gets 77 Months in Fire Department Embezzlement Case

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Michael Klein, the former Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) treasurer who embezzled $5.7 million from the company’s coffers, was sentenced in U.S. District Court Wednesday afternoon to serve 77 months in federal prison.

In addition to the prison sentence, Klein, 49, was sentenced to three years of supervised release. District Court Judge Cathy Seibel also ...

Former Chamber CEO’s Crime Leaves Tainted Legacy

[Editor’s note: In the interest of full disclosure, Chamber Chairwoman Faith Ann Butcher is an employee of Halston Media, parent company of Mahopac News.]

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Last month, former Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Erin Meagher admitted in open court that she used a Chamber debit card, without permission, to purchase nearly $3,000 worth of ...

Laura Smith Named First Female Sergeant in CPD History

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Growing up in Mahopac, Laura Smith had no intention of becoming a cop. In fact, the 2002 MHS grad had designs on a career as a physical therapist. She graduated magna cum laude from Towson University with a degree in athletic training.

But things don’t always go as planned. After hearing that the Carmel Police Department had an opening, she decided to throw her hat ...

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