Carmel Residents ‘Trailblaze with Byrne’

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) completed his second of six “Trailblazing with Byrne” events of the summer on Saturday, August 20th at the Mahopac Public Library and Mt. Hope Trailhead. Byrne was joined by about a dozen Town of Carmel/Mahopac residents for an informal discussion before going on a healthy walk along the Empire State Trail. Participants included Carmel Town Supervisor Michael Cazzari, Mahopac Library Board of Trustees President (and former Putnam Deputy County Executive & Carmel Town Supervisor) Frank DelCampo and Vice-President Eugene Boesch.

The forum included discussions about the state budget process, taxes & spending, and legislation Assemblyman Byrne has passed into law during his tenure, including a bill to better recognize our Atomic Veterans. Byrne and local residents also discussed the availability and usage of federal and state dollars, including American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, library aid, and state infrastructure funding to support local roads & bridges. Everyone expressed appreciation for Mahopac Public Library as a local community asset so many of their neighbors rely on.

“Thank you to everyone who participated in our Carmel/Mahopac Trailblazing with Byrne event,” said Byrne. “Not only did we get the chance to discuss a wide variety of important issues, but we also got some fresh air, exercise and enjoyed the beautiful scenery along the Empire State Trail. Special thanks to the Mahopac Public Library and its staff for generously hosting our event and thank you again to all who attended and participated in the conversation. The library is a fantastic asset in the Mahopac community, and I was glad to highlight it during our event”

“We thank Assemblyman Byrne for holding his Trailblazing event in the Town of Carmel this weekend,” said Supervisor Michael Cazzari, Town of Carmel. “As always, the Assemblyman was very informative. I came away from the event having learned a few things, and we appreciate his hard work and his support of the Town. We look forward to doing more constituent outreach events in the future.”

Despite this being Byrne’s final term in the Assembly, he has still scheduled “Trailblazing with Byrne” forums in each of the towns he represents.

Below is a list of upcoming “Trailblazing with Byrne” events:

Town of Putnam Valley:

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022

Pelton Pond (Fahnestock State Park)

1498 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512 (within the Town of Putnam Valley)

Meet & Greet with Kevin: 9:30– 10:30a.m.

Trailblazing with Byrne: 10:30 – 11:30a.m.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, as this is a dirt trail

Town of Patterson:

Friday, August 26, 2022

Hudson Valley Land Trust, Inc. Building

2 NY-164, Patterson, NY 12563

Meet & Greet with Kevin: 9:30– 10:30a.m.

Trailblazing with Byrne: 10:30 – 11:30a.m.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Town of Southeast:

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Tonetta Lake Trailhead (Southeast Town Park)

192-198 Pumphouse Road, Brewster, NY 10509

Meet & Greet with Kevin: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Trailblazing with Byrne Walk: 10:30 -11:30a.m.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear