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Published by Halston Media, 2020-07-08 21:40:45

Mahopac News 07.09.20

VOL. 11 NO. 19 Visit TapIntoMahopac.net for the latest news. THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2020

Drewville/Stoneleigh
intersection to
get $4.9 million
makeover

Roundabout will replace
four-way tra c signal

PHOTO: MAUREEN DALY BY BOB DUMAS and miscellaneous upgrades to
EDITOR signing and guiderails.
Happy birthday, America!
Plans are underway to re- e estimated $4.9 mil-
Mahopac VFW Post 5491 and Yandoli, Jim Maxwell, Charlie Carmel police o cers Brian Ford model the intersection of lion project is a joint venture
its auxiliary held their annual Sanchez and George Tompkins and Brian Sillery on the police Drewville Road and Stoneleigh of the county (Drewville and
Fourth of July patriotic boat pa- led the parade, with Steve Stasiak boat. e parade went all around Avenue—a notoriously dan- Stoneleigh are county roads),
rade around Lake Mahopac on riding alongside on a wave run- the lake, and was met with ag- gerous crossroad—and build a the state Department of Trans-
Saturday. ner, and Jim Ratchschmidt in a waving cheers from people on tra c circle, sometimes known portation and the Federal
kayak videotaping the procession. shore. as a roundabout. Highway Administration.
e event was organized by All boaters on the lake were in-
the VFW’s Luke Rathschmidt vited to join, and the result was a Mahopac News will feature Je Gentzler, project engi- Gentzler said Stoneleigh, on
and VFW Auxiliary’s Ann Ma- parade of nearly 40 vessels, led by more photos of the boat parade neer for Greenman-Pedersen which Putnam Hospital Center
rie Vicario. Boat captains Tom in next week’s issue. Inc., the county’s consultants is located, was originally iden-
on the undertaking, gave a ti ed as a road in need of im-
presentation to the Putnam provements back in the 2000s.
County Legislature’s Physi-
cal Services Committee at its “An original design from
June 22 meeting to reveal the 2009 identi ed several alterna-
key design features, costs and tives to widen the travel lanes of
timeline. e project includes Stoneleigh from the hospital to
roadway recon guration, drain- Route 6,” he said. “But it was
age improvements, enhance- never constructed due to high
ments to stormwater treatment costs.”

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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE 23
CLASSIFIEDS
LEGAL NOTICES 22
LEISURE
OBITUARIES 21
OPINION
SPORTS 21

16 MOVING UP DAY

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PAGE 2 MAHOPAC NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2020

The Staff County DOH says postpone out-of-state travel

EDITORIAL TEAM As Putnam County and the or higher than a 10 percent test Dine outdoors in Putnam. Ex- the health of your family, your
BOB DUMAS
Mid-Hudson region prepare for positivity rate, over a seven-day plore our trails and lakes. Cre- community or even encountering
EDITOR: 845-208-0774
[email protected] Phase Four of reopening which rolling average. ate adventure locally. In addition a ne—the risks just aren’t worth
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 kicked on July 7, “snow-bird” More states have been added to enjoying your time with your it.”
[email protected]
residents are returning and an to this travel advisory jointly is- family, you will be part of the so- ose found violating the New
ADVERTISING TEAM
LISA KAIN increase in summer visitors is sued by New York, New Jersey lution.” York travel-related quarantine

914-351-2424 anticipated. While much is still and Connecticut. e list has Residents and visitors can learn order risk nes and potential loss
[email protected]
unknown and many questions expanded from eight to 16, and about all Putnam has to o er by of COVID-19 sick bene ts. Vio-
PAUL FORHAN
914-202-2392 remain for communities and now includes California,Georgia, visiting Putnam County Tourism lators may be subject to a judicial
[email protected]
CORINNE STANTON businesses, such as when gyms Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Missis- at putnamcountyny.com/tour- order and mandatory quarantine
845-621-4049
[email protected] will reopen or if indoor dining sippi, Nevada, and Tennessee, in putnam. as well. A rst violation could re-
JENNIFER CONNELLY
917-446-7757 will remain a part of Phase Four, addition to the states announced “As we enter into Phase Four, sult in a $2,000 ne and could in-
[email protected]
BRUCE HELLER New York State has recently is- last week that remain on the list, it is important to keep up with crease to $10,000 for subsequent
914-202-2941
[email protected] sued guidance regarding travel Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, the safety precautions that have violations or exposures.
SHELLEY KILCOYNE
advisories. Additionally, the Florida, North Carolina, South gotten us this far,” said Dr. Mi- New Yorkers are encouraged
CO-FOUNDER
914-924-9122 Putnam County Department of Carolina, Texas and Utah. Wash- chael J. Nesheiwat, county health to continue to social or physical
[email protected]
GABRIELLE BILIK Health (PCDOH) recommends ington state was originally on the commissioner. “Putnam residents distance and wear face cover-
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/DESIGNER
[email protected] residents postpone distant travel list and has since been removed. have listened to the guidance and ings when distancing cannot be

PRODUCTION TEAM plans and instead, invest time and “When feeling the urge to have put in a lot of hard work, but maintained. Workers in New
TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL
money into the local economy. travel—you don’t have to look far. we are not out of the woods just York should be aware that they
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHER For travelers entering New Our community has so much to yet. Locally we have already iden- will forgo their paid sick leave

[email protected] York, under Gov. Cuomo’s execu- o er. Families that have planned ti ed a limited number of known bene ts from New York’s COV-
CHRISTINA ROSE
tive order there is a mandatory to spend dedicated time together positive cases that are a result of ID-19 paid sick leave law if they
ASST PRODUCTION MANAGER
DESIGNER 14-day self-quarantine for all this summer can discover Put- travel to a state with high rates engage in non-essential travel

[email protected] coming from a state with a posi- nam’s beauty and rich history,” of positivity. While this number to high-risk states, listed above.

EXECUTIVE TEAM tive COVID-19 test rate higher said Putnam County Executive remains small and people have To report someone who did not
BRETT FREEMAN
CEO & PUBLISHER than 10 per 100,000 residents, MaryEllen Odell. “Stay local. been isolated, when it comes to self-quarantine, call 1-833-789-
845-208-8151
0470, visit mylicense.custhelp.
[email protected]
com/app/ask, or call the Putnam
Deadlines
County Department of Health at
MAHOPAC NEWS DEADLINE
THE DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISEMENTS 845-808-1390.

AND EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS FOR Article provided by County
Department of Health
MAHOPAC NEWS IS THE THURSDAY
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