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Anthony J. Enea

Congratulations on your retirement! Like many, you probably have a bucket list of things you would like to accomplish such as travel the world, spend more time with your grandkids and take up a new hobby. While these are all excellent ambitions, the milestone of retirement is also a good time to ensure your finances, beneficiary designations, estate planning, and long-term care strategy are in proper order. The following are some bucket list additions the newly retired should consider: 1. Create an inventory of all your assets, ...

Brett Freeman

The following opinion piece is not an endorsement from Mahopac News or our company, Halston Media.   Rather, it is my personal endorsement. I’m just one individual who happens to purchase ink by the barrel, and my personal opinions have little impact on the news coverage of this newspaper, as I don’t micromanage our editor. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I want to tell you a little bit about Jonathan Schneider. Our two families became fast friends 12 years ago. In fact, we consider the Schneiders to ...

Bruce the Blog

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates. Shortages of sashes have spurred resourceful work-arounds. Students have formed a bucket brigade of sorts, where those who have collected their diplomas, once off stage, ...

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My Perspective

In “Cyrano,” a touching movie that seemed to go largely unnoticed this year, there is a delicate and moving song, “Wherever I Fall.” The backdrop is simple — three soldiers, about to go on a suicidal mission, write farewell letters to their loved ones. The first soldier writes to his wife and children, the second to his girlfriend, and the third to his dad. All three end by asking the courier to deliver their letters faithfully with the identical instruction, “tell them not to cry at all, Heaven is wherever ...

Step up to a Sustainable Lifestyle

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This is ever so true as we think about our environment and our impacts on it. We know the climate is changing because humans are burning huge quantities of fossil fuels and releasing carbon that was sequestered for millions of years. We know that, if we don’t change our ways, the planet as we know it will change irreversibly; oceans will warm, salinity will decrease, and longstanding currents are expected to change. Ocean habitats will be changed forever. Water levels will rise ...

TAPinto Insider

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen. When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time. "I say this to all of my advertisers. You're not just placing an ad on TAP, we're going to help you brand your business and we're going to tell your ...

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the 2022-23 NYS Budget

May 18, 2022

After another marathon budget week in Albany, the Assembly, Senate, and Gov. Hochul finally came to an agreement and finished the state’s 2022-23 budget. Due at midnight on April 1, the complete budget was not passed until approximately 9:30 a.m. on April 9. Any private-sector job or business loses when it fails to meet basic deadlines, but not for the leaders of our state.

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Critics Stand in the Way of Progress

May 8, 2022

It’s always easy to find people opposed to change. They’ll throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. This irresponsible behavior is without regard for people that have built solid reputations and track records.

In the case of Unicorn Contracting Corp., and their plans for Underhill Farm in Yorktown, a few outspoken residents, opposed to any change, have made false and ...

A Letter to My Future Great-Grandchild

In “Cyrano,” a touching movie that seemed to go largely unnoticed this year, there is a delicate and moving song, “Wherever I Fall.” The backdrop is simple — three soldiers, about to go on a suicidal mission, write farewell letters to their loved ones. The first soldier writes to his wife and children, the second to his girlfriend, and the third to his dad. All three ...

Tales of Ties and Tails

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates.

Shortages of sashes ...

Your Next Chapter: Estate Planning Considerations for the Newly Retired

Congratulations on your retirement!

Like many, you probably have a bucket list of things you would like to accomplish such as travel the world, spend more time with your grandkids and take up a new hobby. While these are all excellent ambitions, the milestone of retirement is also a good time to ensure your finances, beneficiary designations, estate planning, and long-term care strategy are in ...