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CT Eatery Announces Indefinite Closure Due To 'Unfortunate Circumstances' CT Eatery Announces Indefinite Closure Due To 'Unfortunate Circumstances'
CT Eatery Announces Indefinite Closure Due To 'Unfortunate Circumstances' A Connecticut eatery has suddenly announced it will be closed for the foreseeable future.  Litchfield County's Cravings Cafe & Grill, located in Torrington at 9 Migeon Ave., announced on Thursday, Feb. 29 that it would be closed "until further notice."  In a social media post, the restaurant's owners did not give any specific reasons for the sudden closure but said it was due to "unfortunate circumstances."  "We sincerely appreciate all your support that you have given us," the owners wrote on social media. The eatery, which opened in May 2023, served bagels, breakfast …
Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Hudson Valley Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Hudson Valley
Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Hudson Valley This story has been updated. A woman hit was killed in a crash on the New York State Thruway in the region. The crash occurred in Orange County around 1 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27 on I-87 in Woodbury killing Otsego County resident Erika J. Gargan, age 36, of Schuyler Lake. According to Tara McCormick of the New York State Police, troopers responded to a serious injury crash between a 2021 Honda CRV and a pedestrian on I-87 southbound, between exit 15a (Sloatsburg) and exit 16 (Harriman). Gargan was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda was not injured.  The invest…
Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns
Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns Several schools in a Westchester village were put into lockdown after one of them received a threat, officials said. New, updated report - New Update: Threat To Port Chester Middle School Came From Student Inside Building The threat was made to Port Chester Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, the school district announced.  After the threat was received, all Port Chester schools were immediately put into lockdowns, which were eventually lifted later in the day.  Police are continuing to investigate the incident, school officials said, adding that students and staff would r…
Western Mass Man Charged With Killing Anthony Goss In Springfield; GoFundMe Created For Victim Western Mass Man Charged With Killing Anthony Goss In Springfield; GoFundMe Created For Victim
Western Mass Man Charged With Killing Anthony Goss In Springfield; GoFundMe Created For Victim A Hampden County man was arrested and charged with killing a 23-year-old earlier this week in Springfield, authorities said.  Tyreese Amaro, 25, of East Longmeadow, is charged with murder, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and several firearm felonies, Springfield police said.  Related: Police ID Man Killed In Springfield Amaro is accused of fatally shooting Anthony Goss, of Westfield, on Monday, Feb. 26, in his car in the 700 block of Bay Street near the intersection with Tapley Street, police said. The 23-year-old Goss died at the scene.  Police to…
Animal Control Officer Left Dog To Die In Kennel Dumpster: Mahwah PD Animal Control Officer Left Dog To Die In Kennel Dumpster: Mahwah PD
Animal Control Officer Left Dog To Die In Kennel Dumpster: Mahwah PD An animal control officer for several New Jersey towns was arrested after leaving a dog to die in a Dumpster at a kennel he owns and operates in Mahwah, township police said. Authorities took Richard A. DuBarton III, 57, into custody and removed 47 malnourished and severely weakened dogs from the Aranwood Kennels after finding them locked outside in freezing temperatures, a Mahwah police complaint says. They'd been left in dog runs "with feces and urine that [DuBarton] failed to clean up," according to the complaint filed in Superior Court in Hackensack. "Multiple dogs were seen shiver…
19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Northern Westchester: Police 19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Northern Westchester: Police
19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Northern Westchester: Police A 19-year-old man was jailed after leading officers on a high-speed chase in Northern Westchester, almost hitting a police cruiser head-on in the process, authorities announced.  Katonah resident Max Lupinacci was arrested on Monday, Feb. 26 in connection with an incident that happened in Yorktown on Thursday, Jan. 18, Yorktown Police announced on Wednesday, Feb. 28.  According to the department, at around 1 a.m. on the night of the incident, a Yorktown Police officer saw a vehicle speeding through a stop sign at the intersection of Commerce Street and Hanover Street. Authorities …
Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees
Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees Thousands of employees at an Atlantic City hotel and casino are getting shares of $10 million in bonuses, resort officials said. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City said thousands of union and non-union workers will split the $10 million, according to a news release on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The bonuses were announced to the employees during internal town hall meetings. Hard Rock employees also had the chance to win a share of $100,000 in cash and prizes. "Hard Rock Atlantic City team members are the key to our success in the market, and we are honored to recognize them and the…
Woman Robbed, Assaulted At Gunpoint On Route 495: Maryland State Police Woman Robbed, Assaulted At Gunpoint On Route 495: Maryland State Police
Woman Robbed, Assaulted At Gunpoint On Route 495: Maryland State Police A woman was robbed and assaulted at gunpoint on Route 495 in Maryland early Wednesday morning, Feb. 28, state police said. It happened on the outer loop in Prince George’s County around 2:30 a.m. The woman saw a dark passenger vehicle following her while she was driving on Route 1 near Ikea Way. The suspect vehicle then struck the woman’s vehicle as they entered the outer loop of Route 495 from Route 1, state police said. According to investigators, the suspect vehicle tried to run the victim’s vehicle off the road before she pulled over in the area of Route 495 and Riggs Road. Several p…
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Daily Voice is a local news organization. Our mission is to report on need-to-know local information and up-to-the-minute breaking news. We bridge the “news desert” between national and hyper-local, covering town, city, county, and state. Read Full About Us >

We are apolitical, non-partisan, and as fair and complete as possible. Readers know we don’t take sides. We do not publish editorials or opinion pieces, nor do we endorse political candidates.

Our reporting is accurate, confirmed, and trustworthy. We report what needs reporting, including from multiple perspectives if possible.

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CT Eatery Announces Indefinite Closure Due To 'Unfortunate Circumstances' CT Eatery Announces Indefinite Closure Due To 'Unfortunate Circumstances'
CT Eatery Announces Indefinite Closure Due To 'Unfortunate Circumstances' A Connecticut eatery has suddenly announced it will be closed for the foreseeable future.  Litchfield County's Cravings Cafe & Grill, located in Torrington at 9 Migeon Ave., announced on Thursday, Feb. 29 that it would be closed "until further notice."  In a social media post, the restaurant's owners did not give any specific reasons for the sudden closure but said it was due to "unfortunate circumstances."  "We sincerely appreciate all your support that you have given us," the owners wrote on social media. The eatery, which opened in May 2023, served bagels, breakfast …
Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Hudson Valley Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Hudson Valley
Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Hudson Valley This story has been updated. A woman hit was killed in a crash on the New York State Thruway in the region. The crash occurred in Orange County around 1 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27 on I-87 in Woodbury killing Otsego County resident Erika J. Gargan, age 36, of Schuyler Lake. According to Tara McCormick of the New York State Police, troopers responded to a serious injury crash between a 2021 Honda CRV and a pedestrian on I-87 southbound, between exit 15a (Sloatsburg) and exit 16 (Harriman). Gargan was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda was not injured.  The invest…
Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns
Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns Several schools in a Westchester village were put into lockdown after one of them received a threat, officials said. New, updated report - New Update: Threat To Port Chester Middle School Came From Student Inside Building The threat was made to Port Chester Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, the school district announced.  After the threat was received, all Port Chester schools were immediately put into lockdowns, which were eventually lifted later in the day.  Police are continuing to investigate the incident, school officials said, adding that students and staff would r…
Western Mass Man Charged With Killing Anthony Goss In Springfield; GoFundMe Created For Victim Western Mass Man Charged With Killing Anthony Goss In Springfield; GoFundMe Created For Victim
Western Mass Man Charged With Killing Anthony Goss In Springfield; GoFundMe Created For Victim A Hampden County man was arrested and charged with killing a 23-year-old earlier this week in Springfield, authorities said.  Tyreese Amaro, 25, of East Longmeadow, is charged with murder, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and several firearm felonies, Springfield police said.  Related: Police ID Man Killed In Springfield Amaro is accused of fatally shooting Anthony Goss, of Westfield, on Monday, Feb. 26, in his car in the 700 block of Bay Street near the intersection with Tapley Street, police said. The 23-year-old Goss died at the scene.  Police to…
Animal Control Officer Left Dog To Die In Kennel Dumpster: Mahwah PD Animal Control Officer Left Dog To Die In Kennel Dumpster: Mahwah PD
Animal Control Officer Left Dog To Die In Kennel Dumpster: Mahwah PD An animal control officer for several New Jersey towns was arrested after leaving a dog to die in a Dumpster at a kennel he owns and operates in Mahwah, township police said. Authorities took Richard A. DuBarton III, 57, into custody and removed 47 malnourished and severely weakened dogs from the Aranwood Kennels after finding them locked outside in freezing temperatures, a Mahwah police complaint says. They'd been left in dog runs "with feces and urine that [DuBarton] failed to clean up," according to the complaint filed in Superior Court in Hackensack. "Multiple dogs were seen shiver…
19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Northern Westchester: Police 19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Northern Westchester: Police
19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Northern Westchester: Police A 19-year-old man was jailed after leading officers on a high-speed chase in Northern Westchester, almost hitting a police cruiser head-on in the process, authorities announced.  Katonah resident Max Lupinacci was arrested on Monday, Feb. 26 in connection with an incident that happened in Yorktown on Thursday, Jan. 18, Yorktown Police announced on Wednesday, Feb. 28.  According to the department, at around 1 a.m. on the night of the incident, a Yorktown Police officer saw a vehicle speeding through a stop sign at the intersection of Commerce Street and Hanover Street. Authorities …
Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees
Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees Thousands of employees at an Atlantic City hotel and casino are getting shares of $10 million in bonuses, resort officials said. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City said thousands of union and non-union workers will split the $10 million, according to a news release on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The bonuses were announced to the employees during internal town hall meetings. Hard Rock employees also had the chance to win a share of $100,000 in cash and prizes. "Hard Rock Atlantic City team members are the key to our success in the market, and we are honored to recognize them and the…
Woman Robbed, Assaulted At Gunpoint On Route 495: Maryland State Police Woman Robbed, Assaulted At Gunpoint On Route 495: Maryland State Police
Woman Robbed, Assaulted At Gunpoint On Route 495: Maryland State Police A woman was robbed and assaulted at gunpoint on Route 495 in Maryland early Wednesday morning, Feb. 28, state police said. It happened on the outer loop in Prince George’s County around 2:30 a.m. The woman saw a dark passenger vehicle following her while she was driving on Route 1 near Ikea Way. The suspect vehicle then struck the woman’s vehicle as they entered the outer loop of Route 495 from Route 1, state police said. According to investigators, the suspect vehicle tried to run the victim’s vehicle off the road before she pulled over in the area of Route 495 and Riggs Road. Several p…
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