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Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Fallen Hudson Valley Officer Who Died In Crash Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Fallen Hudson Valley Officer Who Died In Crash
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Fallen Hudson Valley Officer Who Died In Crash A community is coming together to support the family of a US Army veteran and dedicated police officer from the Hudson Valley who died suddenly in a crash.  Following the untimely death of Putnam County's Jose Colon, a committed officer who served with the Brewster Police Department, dozens of friends, family members, and fellow officers have come together to support Colon's wife and son financially. Earlier report - Brewster Police Officer Jose Colon Dies Suddenly At Age 55 Colon, a US Army veteran who spent two decades with the New York City Police Department before serving in …
Police Department In Hudson Valley Loses Second Officer In 2 Weeks At Age 55 Police Department In Hudson Valley Loses Second Officer In 2 Weeks At Age 55
Police Department In Hudson Valley Loses Second Officer In 2 Weeks At Age 55 A Hudson Valley police department is facing the sudden loss of an officer for the second time in two weeks.  New, updated report - Funds Raised For Fallen Brewster Officer Jose Colon's Family In a statement on Sunday, May 5, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced the loss of Brewster Police Officer Jose Colon, who died on Friday evening, May 3 at the age of 55 while off-duty.  A cause of death was not released.  According to Brewster Police, Colon was an "excellent officer" who spent two decades with the New York City Police Department and two months in…
Man Killed After Leading Troopers On Pursuit, Hitting Tree In Northern Westchester: Police Man Killed After Leading Troopers On Pursuit, Hitting Tree In Northern Westchester: Police
Man Killed After Leading Troopers On Pursuit, Hitting Tree In Northern Westchester: Police A 66-year-old Hudson Valley man was killed when he crashed into a tree after leading authorities on a short pursuit in Northern Westchester, police said. According to authorities, an incident occurred on Tuesday, April 30, around 3:40 p.m. when New York State Police attempted to pull over a 2019 Nissan Altima on Route 100 in Somers.  The car was allegedly not staying in its lane. After this, the vehicle did not stop and soon led police on a short chase before leaving the roadway for unknown reasons and striking a tree, state police said. The driver, identified as 66-year-old Putnam C…
Illegal School Bus Passing: Violators Will Soon Start Being Fined In Hudson Valley Illegal School Bus Passing: Violators Will Soon Start Being Fined In Hudson Valley
Illegal School Bus Passing: Violators Will Soon Start Being Fined In Hudson Valley Drivers in one Hudson Valley county caught illegally passing school buses will soon start receiving steep fines. Beginning on Sunday, April 28, drivers who pass a stopped school bus with flashing red lights in Putnam County will receive a violation notice in the mail, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday, April 24. These notices will contain a $250 fine for the first offense, which will increase for further violations. The announcement follows the beginning of the county's bus patrol program on Monday, April 1, which has been in a warning period. Since the start of the…
Beloved Sergeant, Army Vet From Hudson Valley Dies At 67: 'His Memory Will Continue To Inspire' Beloved Sergeant, Army Vet From Hudson Valley Dies At 67: 'His Memory Will Continue To Inspire'
Beloved Sergeant, Army Vet From Hudson Valley Dies At 67: 'His Memory Will Continue To Inspire' A sheriff's office in the Hudson Valley is mourning the loss of a retired sergeant and Army veteran who always followed his passions while also making time to serve his community.  Putnam County resident Doug MacCrae of Brewster died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 17 at the age of 67, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday, April 19.  Known for his long career in law enforcement, MacCrae served with the Sheriff's Office as a Deputy and Sergeant for 25 years. He was also a Youth Officer and played a large role in developing Putnam's School Resource Progr…
Residence Goes Up In Flames In Hudson Valley Residence Goes Up In Flames In Hudson Valley
Residence Goes Up In Flames In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley residence was damaged in a blaze that took crews hours to put out.  The blaze happened in Putnam County on Monday, April 16 around 2:40 a.m., when a residence in Brewster on Dingle Ridge Road went up in flames, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department. Responding fire crews from Lake Carmel, Brewster, Carmel, Croton Falls, and the Putnam County Fire Investigation Team were able to get the blaze under control after around two hours, firefighters said. The cause of the fire was not released. 
Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Busy Road In Hudson Valley Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Busy Road In Hudson Valley
Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Busy Road In Hudson Valley A large brush fire near a busy Hudson Valley road sent plumes of smoke into the air before crews could put it out. The blaze happened in Putnam County on Tuesday afternoon, April 9 off Route 22 in Brewster, where a large brush fire ignited, Carmel fire officials said on Wednesday, April 17. The incident prompted a large response from the Brewster and Carmel Fire Departments and sent plenty of smoke into the air before it was eventually put out.  No injuries were reported. 
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Firefighter, Westchester Native Who Died At 26 Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Firefighter, Westchester Native Who Died At 26
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Firefighter, Westchester Native Who Died At 26 Following the sudden loss of a young Hudson Valley firefighter who was always there to help others, his community is making sure his family gets the support they need.  Putnam County resident William "Billy" May of Brewster died on Friday, March 29 in Danbury, Connecticut at the age of 26, according to his obituary.  Earlier Report - Brewster Firefighter Billy May Dies At 26: 'Rising Star' Born in the Westchester County village of Bronxville in 1997, May graduated from Brewster High School in 2016 and had been a proud member of the Brewster Fire Department since 2020, where …
Beloved Hudson Valley Firefighter Dies At 26: 'Rising Star' Beloved Hudson Valley Firefighter Dies At 26: 'Rising Star'
Beloved Hudson Valley Firefighter Dies At 26: 'Rising Star' A fire department in the Hudson Valley has announced the death of a 26-year-old member who is being remembered for the positive mark he left on everyone he knew.  New, updated report - Support Pours In For Family Of Brewster's William May Putnam County firefighter William "Billy" May of the Brewster Fire Department died on Friday, March 29 at the age of 26, the department announced on Saturday, March 30. According to his department, May became a Brewster firefighter in February 2020 at age 22 and quickly became a "rising star who brought the best out of everyone he inte…
Man Nabbed For Selling Psychedelic Mushroom Products At Hudson Valley Business: Police Man Nabbed For Selling Psychedelic Mushroom Products At Hudson Valley Business: Police
Man Nabbed For Selling Psychedelic Mushroom Products At Hudson Valley Business: Police A 39-year-old man was nabbed on drug charges after authorities found him selling psychedelic mushroom products at a Hudson Valley tobacco shop, police announced.  Putnam County resident Zhenxiu Lu of Brewster was arrested on Monday, March 4 after he was found to be selling psilocybin mushroom products at the business he worked at, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Thursday, March 7. According to the Sheriff's Office, in January 2024, investigators with the department's Narcotics Enforcement Unit determined that The Tobacco House of Zhang, located in Carmel at 1878 Ro…
Thousands Without Power In Westchester, Putnam After Intense Storm With Damaging Winds Thousands Without Power In Westchester, Putnam After Intense Storm With Damaging Winds
Thousands Without Power In Westchester, Putnam After Intense Storm With Damaging Winds In the aftermath of a storm that brought howling gusty winds to Westchester and Putnam counties, thousands are waiting for their electricity to be restored.  The power outages were caused by a storm that arrived on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and continued into Thursday, Feb. 29, bringing widespread 40- to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts and a deluge of rain.  Earlier Report - 72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region As of Thursday at around 11:45 a.m., NYSEG reported 559 outages in Westchester, with the most outages in Somers at 166. Meanwhile, Con Edison repo…
4 Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail In Hudson Valley: Police 4 Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail In Hudson Valley: Police
4 Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail In Hudson Valley: Police A police enforcement detail conducted over Super Bowl weekend in the Hudson Valley resulted in several drunk driving arrests, authorities announced.  The enforcement detail was conducted in Putnam County by the Carmel Police Department and resulted in a total of four arrests on Saturday, Feb. 10, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo. The first of the arrests resulted from an incident that began around 1 a.m. when a Carmel Police officer responded to a two-car crash in the area of 1350 Route 6. An investigation eventually determined that one of the drivers, 73-year-old Anton Anto…
Speeding Motorist Nabbed After Leading Officers On Chase In Hudson Valley: Police Speeding Motorist Nabbed After Leading Officers On Chase In Hudson Valley: Police
Speeding Motorist Nabbed After Leading Officers On Chase In Hudson Valley: Police A 23-year-old man was arrested after leading police on a chase in the Hudson Valley until his motorcycle became disabled, authorities said. The incident began in Putnam County on Saturday, Feb. 10, when Carmel Police officers spotted a motorcyclist traveling at high speed on Route 6 in Mahopac. An officer tried pulling him over, but instead, the motorcyclist sped off, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo. Police then began pursuing the motorcycle and eventually caught up with it on Route 6 in the area of the Reed Memorial Library in Carmel. There, the driver tried making a U-tur…
Beloved Northern Westchester Business Owner Dies At 69 Beloved Northern Westchester Business Owner Dies At 69
Beloved Northern Westchester Business Owner Dies At 69 A community is mourning the loss of a Hudson Valley woman who once owned two popular businesses in Northern Westchester and was known for her love of crafting.  Putnam County resident Diane Callahan-Caro of Brewster died on Friday, Jan. 19 in Newark, New Jersey at the age of 69, according to her obituary.  Born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1954, Callahan-Caro went on to graduate from Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak in 1972 before earning her bachelor's degree from Briarcliff College.  Years later in 1978, she married John Caro in Peekskill and together, they live…
Woman Nabbed For Assaulting Victim Inside Vehicle On I-684 In Northern Westchester: Police Woman Nabbed For Assaulting Victim Inside Vehicle On I-684 In Northern Westchester: Police
Woman Nabbed For Assaulting Victim Inside Vehicle On I-684 In Northern Westchester: Police A 20-year-old Hudson Valley woman faces charges after striking a victim inside a vehicle on a busy highway in Northern Westchester, police said. The arrest stemmed from an incident that began on Sunday, Jan. 28 around 10 p.m., when authorities received a report of a domestic violence incident inside a vehicle on Interstate 684 in Northern Westchester, according to New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks.  The vehicle involved in the incident was eventually found in Lewisboro on Route 22. After stopping the car, an investigation determined that one of the occupants, 20-year-old Putnam Co…
Latest Update: ID Released Of Man Killed In Fatal Crash, Car Fire In Hudson Valley Latest Update: ID Released Of Man Killed In Fatal Crash, Car Fire In Hudson Valley
Latest Update: ID Released Of Man Killed In Fatal Crash, Car Fire In Hudson Valley The identity of a Connecticut man who was killed in a fatal crash and car fire in the Hudson Valley has been released by authorities.  New Haven County resident Jaydir Ramos Jacobo of Prospect, age 40, was killed on Thursday, Jan. 11 in a Putnam County crash on Danbury Road (Route 6) in Brewster near Dingle Ridge Road, according to New York State Police.  Earlier Report - New Update: More Details Emerge In Fatal Crash, Car Fire In Brewster On the day of the crash around 6:45 a.m., a 2011 Toyota Rav4 driven by Jacobo had been speeding westbound before striking …
MTA Announces Schedule Changes For Hudson, Harlem, New Haven Lines: Here's When They Start MTA Announces Schedule Changes For Hudson, Harlem, New Haven Lines: Here's When They Start
MTA Announces Schedule Changes For Hudson, Harlem, New Haven Lines: Here's When They Start To accommodate Metro-North crews working to replace sections of track and switches in Grand Central Station, officials have announced schedule changes for Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven line trains.  The upcoming schedule changes will take effect on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and are expected to last until early spring, according to Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi.  "The tracks and switches in and around the Grand Central Terminal complex are at the heart of the Metro-North system," Rinaldi said, adding, "It is vital that we keep those tracks in a state of good re…
Hudson Valley School District Taps New Superintendent: 'Has Proven Record' Hudson Valley School District Taps New Superintendent: 'Has Proven Record'
Hudson Valley School District Taps New Superintendent: 'Has Proven Record' A school district in the Hudson Valley has officially named a new superintendent who is already a very familiar face.  The Brewster Central School District in Putnam County announced the appointment of Michelle Gosh as its next superintendent on Friday, Jan. 12. Gosh will officially take over the position on Monday, July 1 following the retirement of her predecessor, Laurie Bandlow.  Earlier Report - Brewster Central Schools Superintendent To Step Down: Decision Made With 'Very Heavy Heart' Although Gosh will be taking on a new role, she is a familiar face in Brew…
Driver Killed After Car Crashes Under Tractor-Trailer, Catches Fire In Hudson Valley Driver Killed After Car Crashes Under Tractor-Trailer, Catches Fire In Hudson Valley
Driver Killed After Car Crashes Under Tractor-Trailer, Catches Fire In Hudson Valley A driver was killed after their car became wedged underneath a tractor-trailer and caught on fire in the Hudson Valley, causing a busy main route to close in both directions.  New, updated report - New Update: More Details Emerge In Fatal Crash, Car Fire In Brewster The incident happened in Putnam County near the Connecticut state line on Thursday, Jan. 11 just before 7 a.m., when a car crashed into a tractor-trailer on Route 6 in Brewster in the area of Dingle Ridge Road, according to the Brewster Fire Department.  Arriving first responders soon found that a passenger …
Car Driven By Hudson Valley Man Crashes Into Parked Cruiser On Highway During Storm: Police Car Driven By Hudson Valley Man Crashes Into Parked Cruiser On Highway During Storm: Police
Car Driven By Hudson Valley Man Crashes Into Parked Cruiser On Highway During Storm: Police A state trooper was taken to a hospital after a car driven by a 20-year-old New York resident crashed into the back of her cruiser on a Connecticut highway amid a winter storm, police announced. The incident happened in New Haven County during a winter storm on Tuesday, Jan. 9 around 7:40 p.m., when a state police cruiser was parked in the left lane of Interstate 91 South in Meriden while helping with a call for traffic service.  According to state police, a 2016 Cadillac Escalade driven by Putnam County resident Luis Sanchez, Jr. of Brewster, age 20, was traveling south in the left la…
Hudson Valley Organization Named As NYS Historic Business: Dates Back Over 75 Years Hudson Valley Organization Named As NYS Historic Business: Dates Back Over 75 Years
Hudson Valley Organization Named As NYS Historic Business: Dates Back Over 75 Years A Hudson Valley organization that dates back more than three-quarters of a century has been named a New York State Historic Business.  Green Chimneys, a nonprofit located in Putnam County at 400 Doansburg Rd. in Brewster that provides animal-assisted therapy to students, has been named the county's first New York State Historic Business following a nomination by Assemblyman Matt Slater.  The nonprofit, which was founded in 1947 by Samuel Ross Jr., provides animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for children with special needs.  It first began as th…
Former North Castle Police Chief, Veteran Dies Former North Castle Police Chief, Veteran Dies
Former North Castle Police Chief, Veteran Dies A former police chief from Connecticut who led a department in Northern Westchester is being remembered for his lifetime of public service. Fairfield County resident Fred Gambino, Jr. of Brookfield, the former chief of the North Castle Police Department, died on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the age of 86, the department announced on Monday, Dec. 11.  Born in White Plains in 1937, Gambino graduated from White Plains High School before going on to serve in the Marine Corps.  After this, he then began a long career in law enforcement by joining the New York State Police. He eventually joi…
Trapped Driver Rescued After Crashing Car Into House In Hudson Valley Trapped Driver Rescued After Crashing Car Into House In Hudson Valley
Trapped Driver Rescued After Crashing Car Into House In Hudson Valley A person had to be rescued after crashing into a Hudson Valley home and becoming trapped inside, officials said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, Nov. 29 around 12:30 p.m., when a vehicle careened into a home in Brewster, according to the Carmel Fire Department.  Arriving firefighters soon found that a sedan had crashed into the home on Carmel Avenue, injuring the driver and causing them to become trapped inside their car. Crews then worked to stabilize the residence's structure and get the driver out of the vehicle.  The driver was then taken to Danbury Hospi…
Wrong-Way Driver Caught After Striking Cop Cruiser On I-84 In Hudson Valley: Police Wrong-Way Driver Caught After Striking Cop Cruiser On I-84 In Hudson Valley: Police
Wrong-Way Driver Caught After Striking Cop Cruiser On I-84 In Hudson Valley: Police A 41-year-old woman was slapped with drunk driving charges after driving the wrong way on I-84 throughout two counties in the Hudson Valley, striking a police cruiser in the process, authorities said. The woman's arrest stemmed from an incident in Putnam County on Saturday, Nov. 11 around 1:45 a.m., when a vehicle was reported to be traveling east in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 in Kent.  According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, a sheriff's deputy found the vehicle and attempted to stop it. They were eventually able to get the car to pull over, but not before it struck …
Hit-Run Severely Injures Victim Near Hudson Valley Train Station: Suspect At Large, Police Say Hit-Run Severely Injures Victim Near Hudson Valley Train Station: Suspect At Large, Police Say
Hit-Run Severely Injures Victim Near Hudson Valley Train Station: Suspect At Large, Police Say Authorities are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck a victim near a Hudson Valley train station, leaving them severely injured. The incident happened in Putnam County on Sunday, Sept. 24 between 1:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. in Brewster, when a pedestrian was hit by a dark-colored sport utility vehicle traveling north on Railroad Avenue, according to New York State Police. The vehicle, which was possibly a Nissan, then drove away from the scene.  The hit-run happened just south of the Brewster train station, police said. Anyone with any information regarding the vehicle or …
New Update: Extremely Matted Mini-Poodle From Hudson Valley Finds New, Loving Home New Update: Extremely Matted Mini-Poodle From Hudson Valley Finds New, Loving Home
New Update: Extremely Matted Mini-Poodle From Hudson Valley Finds New, Loving Home A poodle that was rescued from a Hudson Valley home after being found severely matted and in poor health has found a new loving home in Connecticut. Pierre the mini-poodle was discovered in Putnam County on Saturday, Aug. 5 after detectives from the county's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a residence in the town of Patterson on Lake Shore Drive.  Earlier Report - Extremely Matted Mini-Poodle Found At Patterson Residence: Owner Charged, Police Say According to the SPCA, the detectives found the 9-year-old Pierre inside the home suffering from ex…
Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Electronic Stalking Of Ex-Girlfriend's Vehicle, Police Say Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Electronic Stalking Of Ex-Girlfriend's Vehicle, Police Say
Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Electronic Stalking Of Ex-Girlfriend's Vehicle, Police Say Following a two-month investigation, a New York man has been charged with electronic stalking in Fairfield County after allegedly affixing a GPS and listening device to an ex-girlfriend's vehicle. Putnam County resident Alexander King, age 31, of Brewster, turned himself in at Norwalk Police headquarters on Thursday, Sept. 7 on an active arrest warrant for electronic stalking, said Norwalk Police Deputy Chief Terrence Blake.  The arrest stemmed from an incident reported on Tuesday, July 4. A victim located a GPS and listening device on the ground next to their vehicle in a re…
Cease, Desist: Eatery Stopped From Hosting Outdoor Pizza Parties By Officials In Hudson Valley Cease, Desist: Eatery Stopped From Hosting Outdoor Pizza Parties By Officials In Hudson Valley
Cease, Desist: Eatery Stopped From Hosting Outdoor Pizza Parties By Officials In Hudson Valley A popular restaurant in the Hudson Valley will no longer be able to host outdoor pizza events after being sent a cease and desist letter by town officials.  Clock Tower Grill, located in Putnam County at 512 Clock Tower Dr. in the village of Brewster, has been ordered to stop hosting outdoor patio pizza parties, the owners announced on social media on Thursday, Aug. 17.  The announcement came after the eatery received a letter from Southeast Building Inspector  Michael Levine dated Friday, Aug. 10 that said the business had been using a wood-burning pizza oven in the courtyard of Clock Tow…
Energy Upgrades: Substation Improvements To Reduce Power Outages In Hudson Valley Energy Upgrades: Substation Improvements To Reduce Power Outages In Hudson Valley
Energy Upgrades: Substation Improvements To Reduce Power Outages In Hudson Valley A series of planned improvements to a substation in the Hudson Valley is expected to reduce the number and severity of power outages in the area, officials said.  The upgrades will be coming to the Dingle Ridge substation located in the Putnam County village of Brewster and are meant to increase reliability and capacity for customers in the region, New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) officials announced on Wednesday, Aug. 9.  The project, which began in September 2022 and is planned to be completed by June 2024, will increase reliable energy service for more than 700 cu…
Clerks At 6 Stores Charged With Selling Alcohol To Minors In Hudson Valley: Police Clerks At 6 Stores Charged With Selling Alcohol To Minors In Hudson Valley: Police
Clerks At 6 Stores Charged With Selling Alcohol To Minors In Hudson Valley: Police Clerks at six liquor stores in the Hudson Valley face charges after they were caught selling alcohol to underage customers during a series of compliance checks, police said.  The six clerks were caught during a series of alcohol compliance checks conducted over three weeks in May 2023 by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, authorities announced on Tuesday, Aug. 1. The checks targeted stores in each town and village in Putnam at various times of day to make sure that they would not sell alcohol to people under the age of 21. To do this, an underage person under direct supervision by a l…
Seen Him? Westchester Man Steals From Gas Station, Police Say Seen Him? Westchester Man Steals From Gas Station, Police Say
Seen Him? Westchester Man Steals From Gas Station, Police Say Police in the Hudson Valley are asking for help in finding a Westchester man who they say stole from a gas station along with a woman.  The theft happened in Putnam County on Saturday, May 20 around 4 a.m., when two suspects allegedly stole beer and water from a BP gas station in Brewster located at 876 Route 22, according to Brewster Police.  The department is now searching for Balil Bashir, of Yonkers, who is estimated to be around 23 years old. Police described him as being a Pakistani man with black hair and brown eyes who weighs around 200 pounds.  The department also a…