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New Update: Part Of Park Building Demolished After Fire, Asbestos Discovery In Westchester New Update: Part Of Park Building Demolished After Fire, Asbestos Discovery In Westchester
New Update: Part Of Park Building Demolished After Fire, Asbestos Discovery In Westchester A section of a Westchester County park bathhouse left unusable after a fire is being demolished following the discovery of asbestos inside the building, officials announced. Demolition of a portion of the bathhouse at Dobbs Ferry's Gould Park began on Monday morning, May 13 following a fire that damaged the building in late March, village officials said.  Earlier Report - Dobbs Ferry's Gould Park Pool To Open After Fire The fire, which happened on Saturday, March 30 around 8:15 p.m., prompted a response from the Westchester County Hazmat team after flames came dangerously cl…
Paving Work To Impact Parking, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village Paving Work To Impact Parking, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village
Paving Work To Impact Parking, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village A paving project is set to soon affect a stretch of a busy route in a Westchester County village, officials warned. The construction project is set to affect Broadway (Route 9) in the village of Dobbs Ferry after Memorial Day, officials announced on Tuesday, May 7.  According to village officials, the work will be part of a larger effort commenced by the New York State Department of Transportation to repair catch basins, install American Disability Act-compliant ramps, and repave Route 9 between Executive Boulevard in Yonkers and Gracemere Road in Tarrytown.  Crews are now focuse…
Impaired Driver Hits Fire Hydrant, Knocks It Into Home In Westchester Impaired Driver Hits Fire Hydrant, Knocks It Into Home In Westchester
Impaired Driver Hits Fire Hydrant, Knocks It Into Home In Westchester An impaired driver faces charges after crashing into a fire hydrant and sending it into a Westchester residence, police said. The incident happened on Saturday, April 27 just before 5 p.m., when a single-car crash occurred at the intersection of Ashford Avenue and Storm Street in Dobbs Ferry, according to the village's police department.  Arriving officers soon found a gray 2019 Audi SUV resting on the front lawn of an Ashford Avenue residence, police said. According to the department, it was soon determined that the Audi had been traveling westbound on Ashford Avenue before failing t…
Westchester Man Caught With Trove Of Stockpiled Firearms, Bomb Materials, Feds Say Westchester Man Caught With Trove Of Stockpiled Firearms, Bomb Materials, Feds Say
Westchester Man Caught With Trove Of Stockpiled Firearms, Bomb Materials, Feds Say A 61-year-old Westchester man with a previous conviction once again faces charges after authorities discovered a trove of stockpiled firearms, ammunition, and explosives materials during a search of his home and storage units, federal officials said. James Neff, who resides in Dobbs Ferry, was taken into custody on charges related to weapons possession. The arrest was made on Thursday, May 2. The US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York confirmed that a search of his home and two storage units yielded a significant number of firearms and materials that could be used t…
2 'Racist Incidents' Reported By Village In Westchester: Police Now Investigating 2 'Racist Incidents' Reported By Village In Westchester: Police Now Investigating
2 'Racist Incidents' Reported By Village In Westchester: Police Now Investigating Officials in a Westchester village are condemning two racial incidents, including the discovery of a swastika painted on a public trash can.  The two incidents were detailed in a statement by the Village of Dobbs Ferry on Monday, April 29, in which officials said they had occurred over the past week. The first of the incidents happened at Waterfront Park when a man visiting the village called police and claimed a local father, who is Black, had been threatening him and the children in the park's playground. Authorities began investigating and quickly realized the report was false, offi…
Update: Park Pool To Still Open On Time Despite Bathhouse Blaze In Westchester Update: Park Pool To Still Open On Time Despite Bathhouse Blaze In Westchester
Update: Park Pool To Still Open On Time Despite Bathhouse Blaze In Westchester A pool at a Westchester County park will open on schedule despite a fire that left the nearby bathhouse unusable, officials announced. The Gould Park Pool in Dobbs Ferry is scheduled to open on time during Memorial Day weekend for the 2024 season, the village's Recreation Department announced on Friday, April 26.  Earlier Report - Building Goes Up In Flames At Baseball Field In Dobbs Ferry The planned opening comes after a fire at the bathhouse on Saturday, March 30 around 8:15 p.m. that prompted a response from the Westchester County Hazmat team after flames came dangerousl…
Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Village In Westchester Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Village In Westchester
Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Village In Westchester President Joe Biden's impending visit to a village in Westchester is set to make history. It will be the first time a sitting president has visited that municipality in over half a century. Biden will arrive in the county on Thursday afternoon, April 25, when he is scheduled to appear at a fundraising event in the village of Irvington-on-Hudson hosted by actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  According to Irvington Mayor Jon Siegel, a sitting president's appearance in the village is rare and has not happened since October 23, 1972, when President Richard …
Building Goes Up In Flames At Baseball Field In Westchester, Prompts Hazmat Response Building Goes Up In Flames At Baseball Field In Westchester, Prompts Hazmat Response
Building Goes Up In Flames At Baseball Field In Westchester, Prompts Hazmat Response Firefighters raced to a baseball field in Westchester after an intense blaze ignited at a park building.  The blaze began on Saturday, March 30 around 8:15 p.m., when the park house by the Gould Park baseball field in Dobbs Ferry went up in flames, according to the village's fire department.  Arriving crews soon found smoke pouring from the lower extension of the building and began fighting to put it out. Additionally, members of the Westchester County Hazmat team were called to the scene when it was determined that the fire was dangerously close to the building's chlorine room.&n…
Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Westchester Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Westchester
Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Westchester Community members are coming together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help a 16-year-old boy who was seriously injured while crossing a busy intersection in Westchester. The outpouring of support was prompted by an incident on Monday, March 4 at around 7:45 p.m., when 16-year-old Jacob Klugerman was struck by a cab while crossing the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry at the Lawrence Street intersection.  Earlier Report - 16-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Cab On Parkway In Dobbs Ferry   Klugerman a high school sophomore from…
Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Westchester Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Westchester
Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Westchester Hundreds of people are calling for safety improvements to be made at a busy Westchester intersection after a 16-year-old boy was seriously injured while trying to cross it.  New, updated report - Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Dobbs Ferry As of Thursday, March 14, around 1,100 had signed a petition calling for safety improvements at the pedestrian crossing on the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry at the Lawrence Street intersection. The petition was started after a 16-year-old boy was hit by a cab while trying to cross t…
16-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Cab On Parkway In Westchester 16-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Cab On Parkway In Westchester
16-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Cab On Parkway In Westchester A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by a cab on a busy parkway in Westchester, police said. New, updated report - Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Dobbs Ferry The incident happened on Monday, March 4 at around 7:45 p.m., when the boy was hit while crossing the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry at the Lawrence Street intersection, according to Westchester County Police Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary.  The boy had been crossing from the west side of the roadway when he was struck. Follo…
Duo In Stolen Car Nabbed After Pursuit Across Northern Westchester: Police Duo In Stolen Car Nabbed After Pursuit Across Northern Westchester: Police
Duo In Stolen Car Nabbed After Pursuit Across Northern Westchester: Police A Western Massachusetts duo caught in a vehicle stolen from Connecticut were both apprehended following an extensive pursuit in New York, police announced. The events leading up to the arrests began on Tuesday, Feb. 6 around 1:40 a.m., when a patrol officer on the Saw Mill River Parkway in the Westchester County village of Dobbs Ferry saw a stolen Nissan Rogue pass him in the area of Ashford Avenue, according to the department's Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary.  When the officer pulled out behind the Nissan, which had been stolen from the Hartford County town of Enfield, the …
Good Eats: 13 Restaurants Awarded Michelin Bib Gourmands In Westchester Good Eats: 13 Restaurants Awarded Michelin Bib Gourmands In Westchester
Good Eats: 13 Restaurants Awarded Michelin Bib Gourmands In Westchester Any foodies looking for new places to try in Westchester may want to take a look at more than a dozen eateries that have been added to the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand list. A total of 13 Westchester restaurants have been named Michelin Bib Gourmands in 2023, an award that recognizes establishments that combine delicious food with great value. The awards are doled out by the Michelin Guide, which helps readers discover the best restaurants by listing establishments well-received by its reviewers. The awards were revealed following a Michelin Guide ceremony held on Tuesday, No…
Chimney Fire Leaves Residence Blackened In Westchester Chimney Fire Leaves Residence Blackened In Westchester
Chimney Fire Leaves Residence Blackened In Westchester A fire that originated in a chimney left a Westchester residence with significant damage, including gaping holes in its walls.  The incident happened on Thursday, Nov. 2 around 6:40 p.m. in Dobbs Ferry on Hunters Run. According to the Dobbs Ferry Fire Department, arriving crews responding to a reported chimney fire were able to quickly extinguish the blaze before checking for any extension of the fire. After around two hours, the scene was cleared.  The Ardsley, Irvington, Fairview, Hastings, and Millwood Fire Departments also helped with the response, in addition to the Westches…
Westchester Restaurant To Celebrate Reopening After Closing For 2 Years Westchester Restaurant To Celebrate Reopening After Closing For 2 Years
Westchester Restaurant To Celebrate Reopening After Closing For 2 Years An Italian restaurant in Westchester known for its cozy ambiance and authentic homemade cuisine will soon be celebrating its successful reopening after being forced to close for around two years.  Piccola Trattoria, located in Dobbs Ferry, will be celebrating its grand reopening at 23 Ceder St. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m., the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce announced.  The eatery, originally located at 41 Cedar St., had to close in November 2021 after its original building became part of an ongoing development project and was mired in co…
Largest-Ever Illegal, Underage Vape Sales Bust Made In Westchester Largest-Ever Illegal, Underage Vape Sales Bust Made In Westchester
Largest-Ever Illegal, Underage Vape Sales Bust Made In Westchester With the help of a task force consisting of numerous police departments, Westchester health officials were able to crack down on the largest illegal vape sales bust ever discovered in the county.  The bust was made during the week of Monday, Aug. 21 with the help of the Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Taskforce, which consists of police agencies from Ardsley, Greenburgh, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Irvington, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, and North Castle, County Executive George Latimer announced on Monday, Aug. 28. As a result of the bust, county officials confiscated all of the pr…
College In Westchester Changes Name After 75 Years: 'Natural Evolution' College In Westchester Changes Name After 75 Years: 'Natural Evolution'
College In Westchester Changes Name After 75 Years: 'Natural Evolution' A college in Westchester has decided to change its name after almost 75 years to reflect the expansion of its programs at both an undergraduate and graduate level.  Mercy College, located in Dobbs Ferry, has changed its name to Mercy University, officials announced on Tuesday, Aug. 22.  The name change, which has been approved by the New York State Board of Regents, reflects the institution's growth and comes as the university adds a School of Nursing to its offerings, which also include other schools of Liberal Arts, Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, and…
Swatting Incident: Hoax Shooting Call Prompts Police Response, Road Closure In Westchester Swatting Incident: Hoax Shooting Call Prompts Police Response, Road Closure In Westchester
Swatting Incident: Hoax Shooting Call Prompts Police Response, Road Closure In Westchester A fake shooting call that prompted a widespread police response and a road closure in Westchester is now being reported as a swatting incident, authorities said.  The incident happened just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, when the Dobbs Ferry Police Department was notified by a local mobile crisis team reporting that they had received a call from a man who had claimed to have shot his mother and uncle.  According to the department, the man had also told the crisis team that he was contemplating hurting himself.  The caller had identified his location as 135 Beacon Hill D…
27-Year-Old Dies After Tree Falls On Car In Westchester 27-Year-Old Dies After Tree Falls On Car In Westchester
27-Year-Old Dies After Tree Falls On Car In Westchester A 27-year-old man who worked at a nonprofit helping children was killed after a tree fell on his car in Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Saturday, July 29 just before 7:30 p.m., when police in Dobbs Ferry responded to the area of Walgrove Avenue on a report of a tree falling on a car, trapping a victim inside.  According to Dobbs Ferry Police, officers and firefighters realized that the driver had been killed upon arriving at the scene.  The driver, identified as 27-year-old Danilo Gomez, an employee of the Children's Village nonprofit organization in…
Police Officer From Northern Westchester Dies At Age 53 Police Officer From Northern Westchester Dies At Age 53
Police Officer From Northern Westchester Dies At Age 53 A Hudson Valley police officer is being remembered for his dedicated service to both his local community and his country.  Putnam County resident Daniel Bruno of Mahopac died on Thursday, June 22 at the age of 53, according to his obituary.  Born in 1969 in Mount Kisco, Bruno graduated from Somers High School before serving his country with the US Marine Corps. After being honorably discharged, he then began school at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry with the intent of becoming a veterinarian.  However, Bruno soon found another calling and pivoted to becoming a police offic…
15-Year-Old Gets Years In Prison For Fatally Stabbing Westchester Cheerleading Captain 15-Year-Old Gets Years In Prison For Fatally Stabbing Westchester Cheerleading Captain
15-Year-Old Gets Years In Prison For Fatally Stabbing Westchester Cheerleading Captain A teenage girl will spend years behind bars for fatally stabbing a 16-year-old cheerleading captain in Westchester County, officials said. Earlier Report - Teen Girl Admits To Fatally Stabbing Mount Vernon Cheerleading Captain: DA The 15-year-old, who was not named because of her age, was sentenced to three to nine years in jail on Tuesday, Jan. 24 for the April 8, 2022 killing of 16-year-old Kayla Green in Mount Vernon, according to Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah. On the day of the stabbing, around 4 p.m., the teenager stabbed Green in the abdomen foll…
Westchester Man Accused Of Assaulting 2 Teens, Throwing 1 Through Window Westchester Man Accused Of Assaulting 2 Teens, Throwing 1 Through Window
Westchester Man Accused Of Assaulting 2 Teens, Throwing 1 Through Window A Westchester County man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting two teens and throwing one through a storefront window, officials said.  On Thursday, Sept. 29, around 5:30 p.m., 62-year-old Dobbs Ferry resident Vincent Pappas threw a 15-year-old boy through a storefront window in Dobbs Ferry on Main Street, and assaulted a second 15-year-old in the same incident, according to an announcement by Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah from Wednesday, Dec. 28.  Pappas then allegedly resisted arrest before being taken into custody.  The 15-year-old victim t…
Teen Girl Admits To Fatally Stabbing Cheerleading Captain In Westchester County: DA Teen Girl Admits To Fatally Stabbing Cheerleading Captain In Westchester County: DA
Teen Girl Admits To Fatally Stabbing Cheerleading Captain In Westchester County: DA A teenager has admitted to fatally stabbing a 16-year-old cheerleading captain in Westchester County, officials said.  Earlier Report - Teen GirI Indicted For Fatal Stabbing Of Mount Vernon Cheerleading Captain The 15-year-old defendant, who was not identified, pleaded guilty to the April 8, 2022 killing of 16-year-old Kayla Green in Mount Vernon on Tuesday, Dec. 20, according to Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah.  On the day of the stabbing, around 4 p.m., the defendant stabbed Green in the abdomen during the Mount Vernon High School’s celebratory parade on&…
Hand-Crafted Chocolate Truffle Business To Open First-Ever Storefront In Westchester Hand-Crafted Chocolate Truffle Business To Open First-Ever Storefront In Westchester
Hand-Crafted Chocolate Truffle Business To Open First-Ever Storefront In Westchester The owner of a business that offers hand-crafted chocolate truffles is set to open her first-ever brick-and-mortar store in Westchester County. Cocoa Tree Chocolates in Dobbs Ferry will hold the grand opening of its store at 25 Cedar St. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Abigail Mandel began her online business in 2019, working out of a commercial kitchen in Colorado. Abigail MandelC2 Photography in Aspen, Colorado When she moved to Dobbs Ferry in the summer of 2021, she knew she wanted to open her first storefront at some point. Mandel said the business offers truffles that are handpainted with d…
This Westchester County Hospital Receives 'A' Grade For Patient Safety, Report Says This Westchester County Hospital Receives 'A' Grade For Patient Safety, Report Says
This Westchester County Hospital Receives 'A' Grade For Patient Safety, Report Says One hospital in the Hudson Valley is at the top of its class for keeping patients safe, according to a new report.  Westchester County's White Plains Hospital, located at 41 East Post Rd, has been assigned an "A" grade for patient safety in a new Fall 2022 report by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization that advocates for safety in hospitals.  The report gives letter grades to nearly 3,000 hospitals across the country based on how well they protect patients from preventable medical errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, according to the gr…
Update: These Westchester Smoke Shops Sold Illegal Products, Kept Them In Secret Compartments Update: These Westchester Smoke Shops Sold Illegal Products, Kept Them In Secret Compartments
Update: These Westchester Smoke Shops Sold Illegal Products, Kept Them In Secret Compartments Police have released which smoke shops in Westchester County were caught illegally selling products to underage people, as well as selling banned products, after a month-long investigation.  Earlier Report - Smoke Shops In Greenburgh Nabbed For Selling Pot, Banned Products To Minors: Police The investigation, which started in October 2022, targeted multiple smoke shops that were suspected of selling "vape, tobacco and THC products" to people under 21, as well as selling and possessing untaxed cigarettes, marijuana, and banned synthetic cannabinoids products, according to Gree…
Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Child In Westchester Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Child In Westchester
Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Child In Westchester A man is behind bars, accused of sexually abusing a child in the region. Charles Barbaro, age 53, of Brooklyn, was arrested Thursday, July 12, following an investigation by New York State Police and the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center. Investigators said Barbaro sexually assaulted a victim under the age of 13 in the village of Dobbs Ferry. He was arraigned on a felony charge of criminal sexual act before the village of Dobbs Ferry Court and ordered held at the Westchester County jail on $50,000 bond. Barbaro is due back in court Thursday, July 14. 
Customers, Co-Workers 'Became Family' To Late Westchester Woman, Age 48 Customers, Co-Workers 'Became Family' To Late Westchester Woman, Age 48
Customers, Co-Workers 'Became Family' To Late Westchester Woman, Age 48 A 48-year-old Westchester County woman who died unexpectedly is being remembered for the lasting impact she made on others. Melissa Scheurich, of New Rochelle, died on Friday, July 8, according to her obituary. Scheurich was born in the Bronx and grew up in Yonkers, and was a graduate of Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale and Iona College in New Rochelle. "Melissa was a people person and enjoyed many careers where she interacted with people," her obituary reads. "She was passionate about making people feel like they mattered."  Most recently, Scheurich worked as a barten…
Two Westchester Store Employees Nabbed For Selling Pot To Minor During Sting Op, Police Say Two Westchester Store Employees Nabbed For Selling Pot To Minor During Sting Op, Police Say
Two Westchester Store Employees Nabbed For Selling Pot To Minor During Sting Op, Police Say Two Westchester County store employees were nabbed for allegedly selling pot and an electronic cigarette to a minor during a sting operation. The arrests took place in Dobbs Ferry and Hartsdale on Wednesday, June 8, The Greenburgh drug and alcohol task force conducted the first bust at the Dobbs Ferry Convenience On The Go located at 21 Cedar St., in the Village of Dobbs Ferry, said Capt. Kobie Powell, of the Greenburgh Police. The minor entered the store and purchased two pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes. The employee, Andy Emeterio, age 19, was arrested and charge…
Expect Delays: Officials Announce Upcoming Closures On Stretch Of Saw Mill River Parkway Expect Delays: Officials Announce Upcoming Closures On Stretch Of Saw Mill River Parkway
Expect Delays: Officials Announce Upcoming Closures On Stretch Of Saw Mill River Parkway State officials are advising motorists to expect delays as a stretch of the Saw Mill River Parkway is set to close nightly in both directions to facilitate construction work. The New York State Department of Transportation made an announcement on Thursday, April 28, that the parkway will be closed between Exit 12 (Farragut Parkway) in Hastings-on-Hudson and Exit 17 (Ashford Avenue) in Dobbs Ferry.  The closures will take place each night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Monday, May 2, through Thursday, May 5. Officials said the closures are needed to facilitate work on the Ravens…
These Westchester Locations Rank Among NY's Top 25 Best Places To Live These Westchester Locations Rank Among NY's Top 25 Best Places To Live
These Westchester Locations Rank Among NY's Top 25 Best Places To Live Several Hudson Valley communities are among the “best places to live in America” in 2022, according to a newly released poll. Each year, Niche explores the best places to live in the US, evaluating factors that include crime, public school systems, job opportunities and local amenities. Using data based on the US Census, FBI, US Bureau of Labor (BLS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other sources, Niche then ranked the top places to live across the country, led by Chesterbrook, a suburb of Philadelphia. In the Hudson Valley, Greenville, commonly known as Edgemont, is…