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Business Profile: Local Boys Junkyard Removal, Mahopac

Business Profile: Local Boys Junkyard Removal, Mahopac

He might only be 24-years-old, but Robert De Lucia recently made a life-changing decision. For the last five years, De Lucia has owned the business Local Boys Junkyard Removal in Mahopac. While he’s run it and put plenty into the business, it was more of a part-time gig, something he worked at when he wasn’t […]

Mahopac's Santini Completes Successful Freshman Year at Boston College

Mahopac’s Santini Completes Successful Freshman Year at Boston College

By Warren Kozireski Like most Boston College freshmen, Steve Santini walked on to campus last fall as an 18-year-old. But unlike most of his teammates on the college’s nationally recognized ice hockey team, Santini, a mainstay on the Eagles’ defensive corps this season, was anything but a traditional freshman. Santini and Boston College captured the […]

Eight Men Out: Mahopac District Suspends Eight Students After Racist Tweets

Eight Men Out: Mahopac District Suspends Eight Students After Racist Tweets

Eight students from the Mahopac school district had been suspended as of last Friday for racist tweets, leaving the school community under attack and on the defensive. In an interview Friday afternoon, Superintendent Thomas Manko said after a thorough investigation, it was determined that eight students directed inappropriate and racist tweets towards the Mount Vernon […]

Business Profile: Iron Horse Sports And Fitness Complex

Business Profile: Iron Horse Sports And Fitness Complex

Everyday Tim O’Keefe has his own personal, adult playground to go to. That’s not surprising though, considering O’Keefe wakes up every morning and goes to work at his business, Iron Horse Sports & Fitness Complex in Mahopac. The former college baseball athlete starts and ends everyday hitting 100 pitches from a pitching machine. “I always […]

Fatal Crash in High School Claims Mahopac Alum’s Life

Fatal Crash in High School Claims Mahopac Alum’s Life

A Mahopac High School graduate’s life was cut short late last Friday after he crashed his car into his former high school, leaving the Mahopac community in shock and mourning. At about 11:26 on Feb. 21, 19-year-old David Diachenko crashed his 1990 BMW into the side of Mahopac High School, after the vehicle appeared to […]

Business Profile: Bryant Pond Laundry and Dry Cleaning, Mahopac

Business Profile: Bryant Pond Laundry and Dry Cleaning, Mahopac

  Artie Divila will be the first to tell customers, he’s no expert when it comes to dry cleaning and washing laundry. Not yet anyway. But with just enough knowledge in the industry and through efficient management, Divila has found a way to run a successful business called Bryant Pond Laundry and Dry Cleaning and […]

Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Arrested on Child Pornography Charge

Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Arrested on Child Pornography Charge

Mount Pleasant Police Chief Brian Fanelli was arrested Thursday morning at his Mahopac home for allegedly downloading and possessing child pornography. Fanelli, 54, was taken into custody by authorities from Homeland Security Investigations at about 11:30 a.m., accused of downloading more than 120 files containing images and videos of what is believed to be child […]

Mahopac Schools Receive Security Camera Upgrade

Mahopac Schools Receive Security Camera Upgrade

By Janine Bowen At Wednesday’s Board of Education in Mahopac, Director of Educational Technology Tracey Shaffer gave a presentation updating the public on the district’s new security cameras. “This is not a system gathering dust,” she said. “It is a system being used day in and day out for the primary reason of safety in […]

Business Profile: Stone Meadow Kennels, Mahopac

Business Profile: Stone Meadow Kennels, Mahopac

Jonathan and Beth Hallett used to be corporate workers in large companies in the electronic industry, but after meeting each other years ago they realized they wanted to do something else with their lives. Beth was a quality control manager and director and Jonathan was a purchasing manager. They had two goals in mind that […]

Business Profile: Chloe Madison Creations, Mahopac

Business Profile: Chloe Madison Creations, Mahopac

Michael Carroll is planning to open Chloe Madison Creations in Mahopac on Dec. 10. Carroll said he named his new bakery after someone who has been his inspiration – his nine-year-old daughter, Chloe, whose middle name is Madison. Carroll said his daughter keeps him motivated. “She kind of keeps me going foreword,” he said last […]

A New Era For Mahopac Cheerleading

A New Era For Mahopac Cheerleading

By Hannah Peikes One year can make a huge difference in a team and this is proven in the 2013 Mahopac Varsity Cheerleaders. The girls went from getting sixth place and seventh place to first and second in one of the hardest divisions in the Westchester/Putnam area. How did they do this? Practice, dedication and teamwork. As […]

All Levels of Government Tour Mahopac Businesses

All Levels of Government Tour Mahopac Businesses

With a slew of local officials paying attention, local business owners in Mahopac voiced their concerns about what priorities they thought were important to build up small business in the area. Featured as another stop in U.S. Representative Sean Maloney’s “Main Street” tours across the Hudson Valley, the representative was joined by other officials like […]

Carmel and Mahopac Residents Get Taste of Debate as Election Day Approaches

Carmel and Mahopac Residents Get Taste of Debate as Election Day Approaches

With the general election nearing, Concerned Citizens of Carmel and Mahopac (CRCM) hosted its annual debate last Thursday, which saw a head-to-head battle between two District 5 legislator candidates. Incumbent and Republican Carl Albano and challenger and Democrat Scott Friedman sparred for almost an hour during a debate that allowed citizens to ask the candidates […]

Retirement of Long Time Mahopac Library Director Celebrated

Retirement of Long Time Mahopac Library Director Celebrated

With purple a prominent color throughout the third floor of the Mahopac Public Library last Thursday it’s no secret the selection of color was to honor someone who has been part of the library for the past two decades. That person was Pat Kaufman, whose favorite color is purple and had a day dedicated to […]

Business Profile: Pulse Urgent Care, Mahopac

Business Profile: Pulse Urgent Care, Mahopac

At Pulse Urgent Care, Faisel Ashraf takes pride in the fact that his center is just one step below an emergency room—and one cut above a regular doctor’s office. Ashraf, the administrative director and COO of Pulse, said that there’s a shortage of urgent care centers in New York and in the Northeast as a […]

Police Remove Massive Mahopac Arsenal

Police Remove Massive Mahopac Arsenal

Carmel police discovered a massive arsenal of firearms, explosives and ammunition at a Mahopac home last week, forcing the evacuation of several nearby houses. Last Tuesday, the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department and Carmel Police Department responded to the home of Jonathan Orser, a former Marine, to find the 41-year-old man dead, apparently from a gunshot […]

Business Profile: Fro-Yo Fusion/Somers Custom Framing & Gift

Business Profile: Fro-Yo Fusion/Somers Custom Framing & Gift

If you want to cool off with a frozen yogurt or a smoothie you can patronize Fro-Yo Fusion in Mahopac. If you want a frame or a gift, you can shop at Somers Custom Framing & Gift. What do these establishments in two counties have in common? They are both owned by North Salem residents […]

Mahopac Trekkie Helps Pen Pilot for New Series

Mahopac Trekkie Helps Pen Pilot for New Series

After 20 years of pitching Star Trek story ideas, Mahopac resident Steve “Fratt” Frattarola had achieved one major accomplishment. “I hold the record over there for the guy who pitched the most stories without selling one,” said Frattarola, who put his number of failed pitches at about 150. “A weird distinction of course.” Frattarola, a […]

Putnam Voters Approve School Budgets

Putnam Voters Approve School Budgets

School Districts in Putnam County had no trouble passing their 2013-2014 budgets Tuesday night, as all six passed with votes to spare. Brewster The Brewster Central School District’s 2013-2014 budget easily passed, 1336 votes to 595. The $85,999,723 budget will raise the tax levy 1.94 percent. A proposition to borrow $430,000 to purchase four busses […]

PHOTOS: Freezin' for a Reason

PHOTOS: Freezin’ for a Reason

The 12th annual Freezin’ for a Reason fundraiser was held at Sycamore Park in Mahopac on Saturday, March 9. The event included games, food and a dunk tank as well as a bagpipe procession to the lake. The event was founded by Tom & Christine Stack, whose 12-year-old daughter Jacqueline has cystic fibrosis. Funds raised […]

Business Profile: Cat’s Moonshine, Mahopac

Business Profile: Cat’s Moonshine, Mahopac

If you’re looking for unique gifts for the holiday season, the Cat’s Moonshine boutique’s eclectic mix of New Age clothing, jewelry, and furniture should definitely be included in your shopping rounds. “People coming here are seeking us out because we are kind of a specialized shop,” owner Catherine MacDonald said. “We’re not like a Hallmark […]

Weeks Named Interim Asst. Principal for Mahopac High School

Weeks Named Interim Asst. Principal for Mahopac High School

After the sudden reassignment of its Green House principal at Mahopac High School last week, the Mahopac Board of Education appointed an interim administrator to temporarily fill the vacancy on Tuesday night. Glenn Weeks was appointed as the interim assistant principal over the green house and began his assignment first thing Wednesday morning. “Mr. Weeks […]

Mahopac Middle School Collects Backpacks for 'Sandy Kids'

Mahopac Middle School Collects Backpacks for ‘Sandy Kids’

More than 140 youngsters in the Rockaways devastated by Hurricane Sandy have received brand new backpacks filled with games, socks, hats and school supplies, thanks to a Mahopac Middle School project known as “Kids Helping Kids.” Every classroom was involved, said Dawn Campbell, the Middle School teacher who initiated the effort. By the Saturday before […]

Full Day Kindergarten Considered by Mahopac Schools (Again)

Full Day Kindergarten Considered by Mahopac Schools (Again)

Kindergarten is not a mandated program by the New York Board of Regents but in its Common Core Curriculum standards it not only includes guidelines for what students know by the end of kindergarten but what they should be learning in pre-kindergarten settings. At the Mahopac School Board meeting held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, Kathy […]

Nov. 13 Putnam Students Collect Supplies Pix

Students Collect Supplies for Hurricane Survivors

The images shown across the television screen were earth shattering, then the effects of Hurricane Sandy hit home for Mahopac freshman Anthony Lombardi. “My aunt lost her house in Long Island,” said Lombardi, who is the son Carmel Councilman Frank Lombardi. “She lived in Massapequa and after watching all everything on the news I just […]

United for the Troops' Operation Defend the Holidays is Underway

United for the Troops’ Operation Defend the Holidays is Underway

Those who are serving the United States Armed Forces overseas have sacrificed so much in order to ensure that the rights and freedoms of Americans and its allies are protected. One organization wants to give the soldiers a little gift back. Every year since 2007, United for the Troops (UftT) makes care packages to send […]

The Italian American Club of Mahopac is hosting a pajama party to benefit the Pajama Program organization.

Italian American Club of Mahopac to Host Pajama Party

The Italian American Club of Mahopac is hosting a pajama party tonight, Friday, Nov. 9. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., will benefit the Pajama Program, which provides new pajamas and new books to children in need. “Danger season is here, the temperatures are dropping and it is cold at night for the children,” […]

Kidz Country

Business Profile: Kidz Country Learing Day Care Center, Mahopac

The old adage “it takes a village to raise a child,” is more than just words to Laurie Lee Ford, the owner of Kidz County Learning Day Care Center in Mahopac. It is the foundation of her approach to early child development. “At Kidz Country we look at ourselves as extended members of the family,” […]

Picture left to right. Back row: Amy Sayegh, Patricia Murray, Counciman Frank Lombardi, Krista Donahoe, Elizabeth Bauerlein, John Velezis. Front Row: Antoinette De Bellis, Hon. James Reitz, Grace Pietrosanti, Tabitha Pearson Marshall and Dawn Brown.

Business Profile: Community Cares, Mahopac

It is customary when a family in your neighborhood is going through a crisis that you offer help and comfort. Community Cares, a non-profit organization that serves families in Putnam and northern Westchester, provides support to families going through medical crisis and it was inspired by the experience of its founder Amy Sayegh. Sayegh, who […]

Direct Rays: It Could Not Have Been Scripted Better- Panas 23, Lakeland 22 (2012), One for the Ages; Mahopac-Carmel Feisty as Ever

Direct Rays: It Could Not Have Been Scripted Better- Panas 23, Lakeland 22 (2012), One for the Ages; Mahopac-Carmel Feisty as Ever

There’s nothing that you, me or anybody else could say or write to describe the euphoria associated with host Walter Panas’ 23-22 win over rival Lakeland last Friday night. Unless you were somehow linked to the last eight years of futility, you have no idea what it felt like to be a part of Panther […]