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'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border 'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border
'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border Young people looking to advance their acting careers may want to check out a casting call for a television show filming in Westchester.  An upcoming Apple+ series called "Swipe" is looking for non-union background actors for high school scenes, according to a casting call posted on Backstage.  The series will be filmed in New Rochelle. Scenes were also filmed in Rye at the Highland parking lot in the area of Purchase Street and Purdy Avenue.  Earlier Report - All-Day Filming To Close Highland Parking Lot In Rye The production is seeking out nonunion actors ages 18…
Bridge Work To Cause Lane Shifts, Closures Along I-95, I-287 For 5 Months Bridge Work To Cause Lane Shifts, Closures Along I-95, I-287 For 5 Months
Bridge Work To Cause Lane Shifts, Closures Along I-95, I-287 For 5 Months An ongoing bridge replacement project is set to cause several lane shifts and reductions on Interstate 95 and 287 in Westchester for more than five months, officials announced.  The new lane configurations, which will affect Interstate 95 and Interstate 287 in Rye and Port Chester, will go into effect on Monday, April 1 at 8 p.m. and are expected to continue through Sunday, Sept. 15, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  The lane shifts and reductions will allow crews to work on the ongoing project to replace the bridges carrying I-287 over Midland Avenue.…
Westchester Home Once Owned By Johnny Carson Listed For $5.3 Million: Here's Look Inside Westchester Home Once Owned By Johnny Carson Listed For $5.3 Million: Here's Look Inside
Westchester Home Once Owned By Johnny Carson Listed For $5.3 Million: Here's Look Inside Fans of The Tonight Show with millions of dollars to spare now have the chance to be the proud owners of a six-bedroom suburban New York City estate in Westchester County once owned by Johnny Carson. The 9,923 square foot residence, located in Rye at 7 Puritan Rd., is now listed for $5.3 million by Christina Murphy of Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty. Featuring six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and built on a 1.94-acre lot, the property offers plenty of character, sophistication, and amenities, according to the listing.  The interior of the residence offers "grand living …
Man Tries Entering Locked Vehicles, Then Leads Police On Pursuit Into Fairfield County Man Tries Entering Locked Vehicles, Then Leads Police On Pursuit Into Fairfield County
Man Tries Entering Locked Vehicles, Then Leads Police On Pursuit Into Fairfield County Authorities are warning residents to keep their cars locked after a man was caught trying to enter parked vehicles in Westchester before leading police on a chase into Connecticut.  The incident began on Friday, Jan. 26 around 2 a.m., when an alert resident in Rye in the area of Martin Road noticed an unknown man in her driveway and called the police. According to the Rye Police Department, the resident was able to give authorities an "excellent" description of the suspect and their vehicle, and arriving officers soon found a white SUV fleeing from the area.  Police then followed…
Bridgeport Man Killed In Double-Fatal I-95 Crash In Fairfield Was Lead Singer For Popular Band Bridgeport Man Killed In Double-Fatal I-95 Crash In Fairfield Was Lead Singer For Popular Band
Bridgeport Man Killed In Double-Fatal I-95 Crash In Fairfield Was Lead Singer For Popular Band The lead singer for one of the most popular bands in Connecticut killed in a three-vehicle crash on I-95, is being remembered for his voice, and for being a nice person. IDs Released For Victims In Double-Fatal I-95 Fairfield Crash: Police Seek Witnesses William "Billy" Foster, of the band Billy and the Showmen, died in the town of Fairfield around 12:10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 26 just before Exit 22. According to Connecticut State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed a tractor-trailer and two cars were traveling on I-95 northbound when the second vehicle identified as a 2018 Che…
$20M Scheme: Former Westchester Resident Steals Funds From Bank For Investment Firm, Feds Say $20M Scheme: Former Westchester Resident Steals Funds From Bank For Investment Firm, Feds Say
$20M Scheme: Former Westchester Resident Steals Funds From Bank For Investment Firm, Feds Say A former Westchester resident faces charges after allegedly stealing funds from a bank through lines of credit totaling $20 million for the multi-million-dollar municipal tax lien investment firm that he founded, federal officials announced.  John Arthur Hanratty, a 49-year-old New York-licensed attorney who lived in Rye until 2019 before moving to San Juan, Puerto Rico, was arrested on fraud charges in connection with a scheme to steal money from a bank for his investment firm, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York said. According to federal officials,&nb…
This Fairfield County Zip Code Among Most Expensive In US: Here's Where It Ranks This Fairfield County Zip Code Among Most Expensive In US: Here's Where It Ranks
This Fairfield County Zip Code Among Most Expensive In US: Here's Where It Ranks The Northeast is well-represented in new rankings of the 100 most expensive zip codes in the nation. Two of the top 10 zip codes according to Property Shark Real Estate Reports are in New York, with both on Long Island, in the Hamptons: No. 2 Sagaponack (zip code 11962) with a median home sale price in 2023 of $8,075,000, No. 6 (tie) Water Mill (11976) with a median home sale price in 2023 of $4,500,000. Six of the Top 10 zip codes are in California, including No. 1 Atherton (94027), located near San Francisco, ($8,300,000 median sales price). California has 79 of the 100 p…
Greenwich Police Nab Violent Kidnapper Who Fled From Westchester County, Cops Say Greenwich Police Nab Violent Kidnapper Who Fled From Westchester County, Cops Say
Greenwich Police Nab Violent Kidnapper Who Fled From Westchester County, Cops Say Police in Fairfield County nabbed a violent kidnapper who fled from Westchester County after committing the alleged crime. The incident took place in Greenwich early Thursday, Sept. 21. According to Lt. Patrick Smyth, of the Greenwich Police, the department was notified by authorities in Westchester that police pursued a suspected wanted in a kidnapping and assault with a gun in Rye and had crossed state lines into the Town of Greenwich.  The suspect, identified as Daniel Patrick Twomey, age 39, of Lodi, New Jersey, was believed to be armed and dangerous, Smyth said. Greenw…
Former CT Teacher Dies At 69: Made Life 'Easygoing, Silly' For Friends, Family Former CT Teacher Dies At 69: Made Life 'Easygoing, Silly' For Friends, Family
Former CT Teacher Dies At 69: Made Life 'Easygoing, Silly' For Friends, Family A beloved Westchester County native who taught chemistry at a high school in Connecticut and made learning fun for his students is being remembered for his light-hearted nature.  Richard Linden, who grew up in the city of Rye and who taught in Tolland County at RHAM High School in Hebron, died on Sunday, April 16 at the age of 69, according to his obituary.  Born in 1953, Linden went on to graduate from Cornell University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.  After working as a hospital administrator for …
New Darien Restaurant Offering Elegant Fare Sets Opening Date New Darien Restaurant Offering Elegant Fare Sets Opening Date
New Darien Restaurant Offering Elegant Fare Sets Opening Date A popular restaurant about to open a brand-new location will be serving up top-notch entrees that will please any palate. The Granola Bar, slated to open the locale in Fairfield County on Thursday, April 27 in Darien at 1020 Post Road (Route 1), is the seventh eatery for the company and the second in which dinner and drinks have been added to the menu. The concept is for the restaurant to transition from being a daytime haunt to being a day-to-night experience. Like its sister location in Westchester County in Rye, the Darien menu offers elevated share plates as well as bar bites and TGB’s…
Man Killed By Metro-North New Haven Line Train Was 'Lifelong Sports Fan,' Writer Man Killed By Metro-North New Haven Line Train Was 'Lifelong Sports Fan,' Writer
Man Killed By Metro-North New Haven Line Train Was 'Lifelong Sports Fan,' Writer A man who was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in Westchester is being remembered for his successful career in sports media and his passion for helping those less fortunate than him.  Longtime Harrison resident John Styczynski died on Thursday, April 6 at the age of 57 after being hit by a New Haven Line train near the Harrison station around 1:20 p.m. Earlier Report - ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Harrison According to his obituary, Styczynski was a "lifelong sports fan" who was defined by his passion for basketball, football, and raci…
Fairfield County Man Accused Of Driving Drunk At More Than Twice Legal Limit Fairfield County Man Accused Of Driving Drunk At More Than Twice Legal Limit
Fairfield County Man Accused Of Driving Drunk At More Than Twice Legal Limit A 36-year-old man was charged after troopers reported that he drove in Westchester County while intoxicated at more than twice the legal limit. Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on I-287 in Rye at about 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, New York State Police reported. The driver, identified as Luis Perez Paredes, of New Fairfield, Connecticut, was found to be intoxicated and was arrested, authorities said.  Police said Perez Paredes was found to have a BAC of .20 percent. He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and was turned over to a sober third pa…
Fairfield County Woman, Age 27, Faces Multiple Charges After Fleeing Attempted Stop, Police Say Fairfield County Woman, Age 27, Faces Multiple Charges After Fleeing Attempted Stop, Police Say
Fairfield County Woman, Age 27, Faces Multiple Charges After Fleeing Attempted Stop, Police Say A Connecticut woman is in trouble for leading authorities on a chase after they attempted to pull her over in Westchester County, police said.  On Monday, Nov. 28, around 8:45 a.m., police attempted to pull over a vehicle on Interstate 95 southbound in Rye for a traffic violation. After the vehicle failed to stop, a chase began, according to New York State Police.  The vehicle then eventually left I-95 at exit 18B in White Plains and briefly pulled over on the right shoulder before again driving off, police said. Police then stopped the pursuit when the vehicle entered the villag…
Scene From Netflix Hit Thriller 'The Watcher' Filmed At Supermarket In Region Scene From Netflix Hit Thriller 'The Watcher' Filmed At Supermarket In Region
Scene From Netflix Hit Thriller 'The Watcher' Filmed At Supermarket In Region A scene from Netflix's blockbuster hit new miniseries "The Watcher" was filmed at a supermarket in Westchester County. DeCicco & Sons Larchmont announced that the scene was filmed at the store, located at 2141 Palmer Ave. in Larchmont, in a Facebook post on Thursday, Oct. 27. "We’re on The Watcher! Right on time for spooky season & based on a true story, catch us on Netflix’s exciting new mystery thriller," the business said. "Have you started watching yet?" Imagine moving into your dream home and immediately receiving a menacing letter from someone who says they're watching yo…
$6.28 Million Home In Region Used To Film Netflix's 'The Watcher,' Report Says $6.28 Million Home In Region Used To Film Netflix's 'The Watcher,' Report Says
$6.28 Million Home In Region Used To Film Netflix's 'The Watcher,' Report Says A New York home used as a filming location for Netflix's new show, "The Watcher," is much bigger than its real-life counterpart, House Beautiful reports.  Earlier report - Netflix's 'The Watcher' Films In Rye, Report Says The Westchester County residence, located in Rye at 1 Warriston Lane, was used for exterior shots in the show, which is based on actual events that happened in Westfield, New Jersey, according to House Beautiful.  Built in 2016, the 10,166 square foot home includes six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, which is much larger than the 3,869 square foot New Je…
Netflix's 'The Watcher' Films In Region, Report Says Netflix's 'The Watcher' Films In Region, Report Says
Netflix's 'The Watcher' Films In Region, Report Says Updated story - New Details: $6.28 Million Westchester Home Used To Film Netflix's 'The Watcher,' Report Says A new Netflix show, "The Watcher," was filmed in Westchester County despite its storyline taking place in New Jersey, the CTInsider reports.  The show, which was released on Thursday, Oct. 13, is based on a real-life family that began receiving threatening letters from an unknown person after moving to their dream home, according to the CTInsider.  The main house used for the series is located in the city of Rye on Warriston Lane, which was used in addition to a …
34-Year-Old Woman Killed After Tree Falls On Top Of Car On I-95 34-Year-Old Woman Killed After Tree Falls On Top Of Car On I-95
34-Year-Old Woman Killed After Tree Falls On Top Of Car On I-95 A woman was killed after a tree fell on her car on a busy roadway in the region. The incident happened at around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Westchester County on I-95, in Harrison, between exits 18B (White Plains) and 19 (Rye/Harrison). State Police say that a preliminary investigation determined that Susan D. Braga, age 34, of Mount Vernon,  was traveling southbound in the area of mile marker 10.5, when the tree fell on top of her 2009 Toyota Prius.  The tree bounced off the roof upon impact and the Toyota continued a short distance until it came to rest against a Ford F2…
Yankees Legends Mariano Rivera Sells NY Home At $2M Loss, Report Says Yankees Legends Mariano Rivera Sells NY Home At $2M Loss, Report Says
Yankees Legends Mariano Rivera Sells NY Home At $2M Loss, Report Says Retired Yankees pitcher and Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera has sold his longtime home in Westchester County. Rivera and his wife, Clara, unloaded the 13,000 square-foot, nine-bedroom mansion, located in Rye, for $3.783 million, as was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. The home hit the market in 2020 for $3.995 million and the buyer spent the past year renting the home for nearly $19,000 a month, according to the outlet. Despite the impressive sale price, the Riveras actually took a loss, having purchased the home for $5.7 million in 2006, the report says. Sitting on 1.2 acres, the …
Alert Neighbor Prevents BMW From Being Stolen From Driveway In Region Alert Neighbor Prevents BMW From Being Stolen From Driveway In Region
Alert Neighbor Prevents BMW From Being Stolen From Driveway In Region A quick-thinking neighbor in Westchester interrupted a would-be car thief attempting to steal a BMW out of a driveway in broad daylight. Shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4 in Rye, police said that a man dressed in all black on Coolidge Avenue attempted to steal a BMW from the driveway of an area home. While the thief was attempting to gain access to the car, a Rye police spokesperson said that he was interrupted by a neighbor who yelled and chased the suspect away. After being chased off, the suspect fled in a gray Hyundai Santa Fe that had been reported stolen out of Newark, New…
Fairfield County Doctor Charged For Seven-Year Fraud Scheme, Feds Say Fairfield County Doctor Charged For Seven-Year Fraud Scheme, Feds Say
Fairfield County Doctor Charged For Seven-Year Fraud Scheme, Feds Say An eye doctor from Westchester who had practices throughout the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County who was previously charged with healthcare fraud has been sentenced for attempting to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic through loan fraud. Westchester resident Ameet Goyal, age 58, of Rye, who operated The Eye Associates Group, with practices in Rye, Mount Kisco, Wappingers Falls in Dutchess County, and Greenwich, has been sentenced to 96 months in prison for orchestrating a seven-year fraud scheme and for obtaining government loans intended for small businesses during the pandemic. In addition t…
Nor'easter: Here's A Brand-New Rundown Of Snowfall Totals From Throughout Region Nor'easter: Here's A Brand-New Rundown Of Snowfall Totals From Throughout Region
Nor'easter: Here's A Brand-New Rundown Of Snowfall Totals From Throughout Region Snowfall totals from the powerful Nor'easter that slammed the region ranged from more than two feet to several inches. Here are totals from the National Weather Service and other reports from at or around sunset on Saturday, Jan. 29. If you don't see your hometown, leave the total by posting a comment below. New York New York City Central Park, 8.3 inches Nassau County Elmont, 17.3 inches Jericho, 12 inches Levittown, 19.2 inches Massapequa, 16 inches Plainedge, 16 inches  Seaford, 12 inches Syosset, 14 inches Wantagh, 14 inches Suffolk County Amit…
Celebrated Westchester Restaurant To Close After 36 Years In Business Celebrated Westchester Restaurant To Close After 36 Years In Business
Celebrated Westchester Restaurant To Close After 36 Years In Business A celebrated French restaurant in Westchester County is set to close its doors next month after 36 years in business. La Panetière will close at the end of October, according to an announcement from owner Jacques Loupiac.  As I previously mentioned some time ago about my intention to retire, I now regretfully announce to my customers and... Posted by La Panetiere on Friday, September 17, 2021 The restaurant, located at 530 Milton Road in Rye, is known for its high-end cuisine and elegant setting.  Loupiac said in a Facebook post that after a challenging few years, he is ready to retir…
Acting Mets GM Placed On Administrative Leave After Bust In Area Acting Mets GM Placed On Administrative Leave After Bust In Area
Acting Mets GM Placed On Administrative Leave After Bust In Area Zack Scott, the acting general manager of the New York Mets had his driving privileges revoked after being arraigned for allegedly driving while intoxicated when he was found asleep behind the wheel in the Hudson Valley. Scott, age 44, of Rye, was charged in White Plains City Court with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, while being cited for disobeying a traffic control device, illegally stopping on a highway, and failure to notify the DMV of an address change, all infractions. During his arraignment, Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah said that Scott’s driving privileg…
Boston Post Road Bridge Across I-95 To Close For Summer Boston Post Road Bridge Across I-95 To Close For Summer
Boston Post Road Bridge Across I-95 To Close For Summer Heavy traffic and delays are expected as the New York State Thruway Authority plans to close a bridge over I-95 in Westchester for the summer. Officials are cautioning that the Boston Post Road Bridge over I-95 in Rye will be closed beginning on Tuesday, July 6, with the closure expected to last through at least Wednesday, Sept. 1. Traffic is expected to get backed up during the duration of the project, particularly in Rye and Port Chester. Local officials said that congestion can be expected downtown in Rye, near the I-287 ramp, on Cedar Street, Midland Avenue, Purdy Avenue, and around P…
25-Year-Old From Fairfield County Faces Felony Charge After Traffic Stop 25-Year-Old From Fairfield County Faces Felony Charge After Traffic Stop
25-Year-Old From Fairfield County Faces Felony Charge After Traffic Stop A 25-year-old Connecticut man has been arrested for allegedly having a loaded pistol in his vehicle without a permit during a routine traffic stop in Westchester County. Fairfield County resident Kenneth Stokes Jr., age 25, of Stratford, was arrested on Friday, April 9, around 11:45 p.m. following a stop on I-287 for several traffic violations in the town of Rye, said New York State Police Trooper Tara McCormick. While interviewing Stokes, troopers developed probable cause to search the vehicle where troopers discovered a loaded Springfield XDS 45 ACP handgun in the vehicle, which he d…
Gambino Crime Family Members From Region Admit To Multiple Crimes Gambino Crime Family Members From Region Admit To Multiple Crimes
Gambino Crime Family Members From Region Admit To Multiple Crimes A dozen members and associates of the Gambino organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra admitted to multiple crimes, including racketeering conspiracy, fraud, obstruction of justice and related offenses for criminal activities throughout the New York metropolitan area committed as part of the illicit activities of the Gambino family. One additional defendant pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return.  The defendants also agreed to pay $1.6 million in penalties. The pleas were entered throughout the past week at federal court in Brooklyn. According to court filings and facts presente…
Mariano Rivera's Westchester Home Listed For $3.995M, Report Says Mariano Rivera's Westchester Home Listed For $3.995M, Report Says
Mariano Rivera's Westchester Home Listed For $3.995M, Report Says After closing out games for the New York Yankees for nearly two decades, Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera is looking to find a buyer and close on a deal for his Westchester home. Rivera, the all-time MLB saves leader, has listed his massive 13,000-square-foot Rye residence on the market for $3.995 million, well below the $5.7 million he paid when he purchased it in 2006, according to the Wall Street Journal. The nine-bedroom, 8.5-bathroom mansion on Brook View Lane is being listed by Compass. It sits on a 1.17-acre lot with a front gate, four-car garage, pool, billiards room, basketball court, …
Resident Reports Threatening Gesture From Trump Caravan Black Pickup Truck In Westchester Resident Reports Threatening Gesture From Trump Caravan Black Pickup Truck In Westchester
Resident Reports Threatening Gesture From Trump Caravan Black Pickup Truck In Westchester Some Trump supporters took their mobile rally on the road in Westchester, with at least one reportedly making a threatening gesture out of a window while harassing area residents. Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson said that at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, a caravan of approximately 100 vehicles was seen waving flags, banners, and honking horns while making their way down Boston Post Road into the Village of Mamaroneck. Earlier story - Trump Supporters Exit Vehicles, Stop Traffic On New Tappan Zee Bridge Seligson said that at least one caller alerted the police that the c…
COVID-19: Area Doctor Accused Of Illegally Receiving Government Loans COVID-19: Area Doctor Accused Of Illegally Receiving Government Loans
Covid-19: Area Doctor Accused Of Illegally Receiving Government Loans An eye doctor from Westchester who had practices throughout the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County who was previously charged with healthcare fraud is facing new charges for allegedly attempting to exploit the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Ameet Goyal, 57, of Rye, who operates The Eye Associates Group, with practices in Rye, Mount Kisco, Wappingers Falls, and Greenwich, was arrested and charged by federal officials for allegedly fraudulently billing patients last year. Earlier story - Area Doctor Billed Patients $8M For Surgeries He Didn't Do, Feds Say According to U.S. Attorne…
Bridgeport Man Drove Drunk With BAC Twice Limit, NY State Police Say Bridgeport Man Drove Drunk With BAC Twice Limit, NY State Police Say
Bridgeport Man Drove Drunk With BAC Twice Limit, NY State Police Say A Fairfield County man with a previous DWI was arrested by New York State Police in Westchester after he was busted for alleged impaired driving with a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit. Troopers in Rye stopped Bridgeport resident Oliver Vicente-Vicente at approximately 5 p.m. on Friday, June 12, when he allegedly committed multiple vehicle and traffic violations on I-95. Police said that during the subsequent traffic stop, it was determined that Vicente-Vicente was allegedly intoxicated, he was taken into custody, and transported to the New York State Police barrack in…
CT Man Driving Drunk With Two Kids On Board Crashes Car On I-95, Police Say CT Man Driving Drunk With Two Kids On Board Crashes Car On I-95, Police Say
CT Man Driving Drunk With Two Kids On Board Crashes Car On I-95, Police Say A 25-year-old man has been arrested following a single-vehicle crash in which he allegedly was driving drunk at twice the legal limit with two small children in the vehicle. The crash took place in Westchester County around 5:10 p.m., on I-95, in Rye, said the New York State Police. The driver of the vehicle, Connecticut resident Bryan J. Salbador, 25, of New Haven, was allegedly found to be intoxicated while traveling with a 5-year old and 11-month old child in the car, state police said. The children were turned over to a responsible adult and Salbador was taken into custody and processe…