2021-10-12 E-Edition

Huge Change Ahead for Mahopac;

Superintendent of Schools DiCarlo to Retire

The man who coined the phrase “The Mahopac Way,” and who is affectionately referred to as the “Eveready Bunny” for his constant presence at school events and activities district-wide, often seven days a week, announced he will be retiring as Superintendent of Schools at the conclusion of the current school year in June 2022. The news came Thursday evening before […]

Patterson Woman sentenced to State Prison for Running Down her Sister’s Boyfriend

A 42-year-old Patterson woman with a lengthy criminal record will be incarcerated in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. She was sentenced in Putnam County Court to four years in a state penitentiary for intentionally swerving her car to strike her sister’s boyfriend in December 2019. Heather Licari must also undergo five years of post-release supervision upon her release from prison […]

NJ Man Charged with Killing Pets in Lake Peekskill

A New Jersey man is facing a lengthy state prison term for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend’s three Chihuahuas and pet ferret over the course of their relationship in Lake Peekskill from December 2019 through November 2020. The Putnam County SPCA arrested Matthew Savinovich, 27 of Norwood last Wednesday on four felony charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and four misdemeanor […]

Preventing Lead Poisoning across Putnam

Some of Putnam’s oldest structures are found in the villages of Brewster and Cold Spring–buildings containing lead based paint. Shawn Rogan, Putnam County Health Department Environmental Health Director, has announced that brochures have been developed concerning the dangers of lead based paint on children which are being distributed by building inspectors in the two municipalities to those seeking permits to […]

Putnam’s Real Estate Bonanza

Residential home sales across Putnam County for the third quarter of 2021 continue to rise with sales up by 33 percent over the first nine months of 2020 while prices remain at skyrocketing levels. The Hudson Valley Gateway Association of Realtors issued its quarterly report last week which indicated while the entire Hudson Valley excelled in sales Putnam’s numbers were […]

Pandemic Reduces Supplies of Highway Materials and Police Cars

The Carmel Town Board has received some worrisome news: Highway materials, police vehicles and municipal supplies are on massive back order due to the pandemic. Highway Superintendent Mike Simone told members of the town council at it recent meeting not only has the purchase of drainage pipe for roads in greater Carmel and Mahopac become difficult if not impossible but […]

Mahopac Man Charged with Stealing from Parked Vehicles

A Mahopac man is facing incarceration at the Westchester County Jail for allegedly stealing personal property from unlocked parked vehicles in the Yorktown area. Cops charged Frank Forte, 42 last week after two residents contacted Yorktown PD reporting thefts from their cars parked along East Main Street in Jefferson Valley. Police said an investigation led to Forte who was contacted […]

Odell Unveils $167 Million Budget

County Executive MaryEllen Odell outlined her $167 million 2022 budget before members of the Putnam Legislature last Wednesday evening (Oct. 6) during a low-key, 17-minute presentation attended by a small audience at the historic Putnam Courthouse in Carmel. Odell began her presentation by saluting late Dutchess County Sheriff Butch Anderson, who she called a “friend to all of us in […]

Robert ‘Bob’ Renzler

August 9, 1940 – October 3, 2021

Robert “Bob” Renzler died Sunday, October 3, in much the same way as he lived: surrounded by family and loved ones sharing the great stories of the life that he lived. Bob was born in the Bronx on August 9, 1940, to Beatrice Elvira Renzler (née Serio) and Nicholas Renzler. After graduating from Yorktown High School in 1958, Bob joined […]