Ben Crnic

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bcrnic@dailyvoice.com

Ben Crnic graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Geoscience in 2021. He has previously worked as a reporter with the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut, and has also contributed work to the Connecticut Mirror. Ben joined the Daily Voice team in October of 2022.

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Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Mahopac: Police Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Mahopac: Police
Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Mahopac: Police A 28-year-old man was hit with criminal charges and more than 60 traffic tickets after leading authorities on a pursuit through a Hudson Valley shopping center and several neighborhoods, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident in Putnam County on Saturday, May 11 around 10 p.m., when a Carmel Police officer saw a motorcycle with a blocked license plate near the Mahopac Village Center and tried pulling it over, according to the department. However, the motorcyclist did not stop and continued driving down Route 6 into a nearby neighborhood. The officer followed it for more than ten …
Busy Westchester Shopping Center Celebrates 70th Anniversary Busy Westchester Shopping Center Celebrates 70th Anniversary
Busy Westchester Shopping Center Celebrates 70th Anniversary A bustling shopping center in Westchester marked the beginning of its seventh decade in business with a celebration attended by local and state officials.  In a grand kick-off event held on Saturday, May 18, the Cross County Center in Yonkers celebrated its 70th anniversary as a major site of commerce in Westchester.  The event was attended by elected officials such as Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and New York State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, as well as Senior Property Manager Carl Calabro, who all celebrated the center's longevity. "Growing up in Yonkers, we always knew it wa…
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed After Rain-Soaked Cat Found Abandoned In Crate In Carmel 24-Year-Old Man Nabbed After Rain-Soaked Cat Found Abandoned In Crate In Carmel
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed After Rain-Soaked Cat Found Abandoned In Crate In Carmel A 24-year-old man was hit with a criminal charge after a urine-soaked cat was found abandoned in a plastic crate near a Hudson Valley animal shelter on a rainy day, authorities said. The arrest resulted from the animal's discovery on Thursday, May 16 in Putnam County, when the Putnam Humane Society reported finding a long-haired orange unneutered male cat in a plastic crate near Old Route 6 in Carmel near one of the shelter's entrances.  According to the Putnam County SPCA, the crate had been drenched in water because of rainy conditions and the cat was soaked in urine.  Days lat…
Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Ridgefield: Here's When Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Ridgefield: Here's When
Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Ridgefield: Here's When Beloved actor Chazz Palminteri is again bringing his acclaimed one-man show, "A Bronx Tale," to theaters in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.  Palminteri, age 72, originally premiered "A Bronx Tale" as a one-man play in Los Angeles in 1989. Since then, the show has been turned into a feature film with the help of famed actor Robert DeNiro, as well as a musical that opened in 2016.  Now, Palminteri, a lifelong New York and Bronx native who currently lives in Northern Westchester County in the town of Bedford, is once again bringing the original one-man show to the…
Two Vehicles Go Up In Flames On Saw Mill River Parkway In Chappaqua Two Vehicles Go Up In Flames On Saw Mill River Parkway In Chappaqua
Two Vehicles Go Up In Flames On Saw Mill River Parkway In Chappaqua Multiple people were injured after two vehicles caught on fire on a busy parkway in Northern Westchester. The incident happened on Monday, May 20 around 11:45 a.m., when three cars were involved in a collision on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Chappaqua at Roaring Brook Road.  According to the Chappaqua Fire Department, arriving crews found two cars on fire and a damaged third vehicle. Officers from the New Castle Police Department then confirmed that all drivers and occupants were safely out of the three involved cars.   Fire crews put out the blaze by just after noon using …
7-Car Crash Shuts Down Stretch Of I-84 In Kent 7-Car Crash Shuts Down Stretch Of I-84 In Kent
7-Car Crash Shuts Down Stretch Of I-84 In Kent Traffic is being diverted from a stretch of highway in the Hudson Valley following a crash that involved seven vehicles, including a dump truck, officials announced. A section of Interstate 84 East in the Putnam County town of Kent between the Bowen Road overpass and Route 311 just west of Exit 61 is currently closed to traffic as the result of a crash, the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services announced on Tuesday, May 21 around 11:30 a.m. Traffic is now being diverted off the highway at Ludingtonville Road. Motorists are asked to avoid the area, officials said. The crash r…
Bridge Construction To Cause Multi-Week Lane Closures On Route 9 In Tarrytown Bridge Construction To Cause Multi-Week Lane Closures On Route 9 In Tarrytown
Bridge Construction To Cause Multi-Week Lane Closures On Route 9 In Tarrytown The construction of a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the New York Thruway is set to cause a series of lane reductions on a busy main route in Westchester for six weeks, officials said. The assembly of a new 270-foot-long pedestrian and bicycle bridge on Route 9 (South Broadway) over Interstate 87 in Tarrytown will begin on Wednesday, May 29, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.  The six-week project will require lane reductions to be implemented on Route 9 near Route 119 and Paulding Avenue. These traffic impacts will include: Beginning on May 29, two lanes in both…
20-Year-Old Man Steals Vehicle With Child's Wheelchair From Yorktown Home: Police 20-Year-Old Man Steals Vehicle With Child's Wheelchair From Yorktown Home: Police
20-Year-Old Man Steals Vehicle With Child's Wheelchair From Yorktown Home: Police A 20-year-old Pennsylvania man faces criminal charges after stealing a van containing a girl's customized wheelchair from a Northern Westchester driveway, police announced. Letrell Ackerman of Reading, Pennsylvania was taken into custody by Yorktown Police on Thursday, May 16 in connection with the theft of a vehicle with an electric wheelchair inside that occurred in June 2023, the department announced on Friday, May 17.  The arrest was made in connection with an incident on June 15, 2023, when a van was reported stolen from a Yorktown resident's driveway. This vehicle had contained a…
Eatery Reopens Under New Name In New Rochelle Eatery Reopens Under New Name In New Rochelle
Eatery Reopens Under New Name In New Rochelle After closing for several months, a Westchester restaurant led by a culinary director with plenty of experience has reopened under a new name. Town House Kitchen + Drinks, located in New Rochelle at 559 Main St., reopened for business on Thursday, May 16 after closing in December.  The eatery, formerly known as Town House, is led by Culinary Creative Director Renee Forsberg, who worked for nearly two decades as Culinary Director for Food Network star Bobby Flay's full-service restaurants.  The re-opened restaurant is now an American bistro and serves a menu full of handcrafted co…
Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Mount Vernon Store: Here's Where Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Mount Vernon Store: Here's Where
Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Mount Vernon Store: Here's Where One lucky customer of a Westchester gas station is now the winner of a top-prize lottery ticket worth several thousand dollars.  A top-prize-winning Take 5 ticket worth $17,666 was sold for the midday drawing on Sunday, May 19 at a Mount Vernon business, New York Lottery announced.  Officials added that the ticket was bought at the A-Mart gas station at 140 West Sandford Blvd.  Those looking to try their own luck can watch the televised Take 5 drawings twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winners have up to a year to claim their prize. 
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