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Loose Horse Found Wandering At Westchester Starbucks Returned To Owner Loose Horse Found Wandering At Westchester Starbucks Returned To Owner
Loose Horse Found Wandering At Westchester Starbucks Returned To Owner A horse has been returned to its owners after it was found wandering in Westchester in an apparent attempt to grab a morning coffee.  The horse was found by New Rochelle Police early on Friday morning, May 3 after escaping from its owners in Larchmont.  Eventually, after running through Larchmont, the horse made its way to New Rochelle, where it was found in the parking lot of the Starbucks at 80 Huguenot St. across from a Taco Bell, according to the Fairfield-Westchester Professional Horsemen's Association.  Once police found it, officers then had to figure out how to corra…
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 …
Noncitizen Caught With Fake ID After Attempted Burglary In Westchester: Police Noncitizen Caught With Fake ID After Attempted Burglary In Westchester: Police
Noncitizen Caught With Fake ID After Attempted Burglary In Westchester: Police A noncitizen has been taken into custody by federal officials after police in Westchester caught him with fraudulent identification following an attempted burglary, authorities announced.  The suspect, identified as a noncitizen Colombian national, was arrested by Eastchester Police on Wednesday, March 20 after the department learned he had been using fraudulent identification under an assumed identity, authorities announced on Tuesday, March 26.  The department previously arrested the suspect on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, on two counts of second-degree attempted burglary after…
Top-Prize Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $12K Sold At Westchester Grocery Store: Here's Where Top-Prize Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $12K Sold At Westchester Grocery Store: Here's Where
Top-Prize Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $12K Sold At Westchester Grocery Store: Here's Where A regular trip to a grocery store in Westchester turned lucrative for one lucky lottery player thanks to a top-prize-winning ticket sold at the business.  The winning Take 5 ticket, worth $11,979.50, was sold in Eastchester for the evening drawing on Saturday, Feb. 24, New York Lottery officials announced.  The lucky ticket was sold at the Country Markets grocery store at 344 White Plains Rd. (Route 22), officials added.  If you want to try your luck, Take 5 drawings are televised twice a day at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Prizes can be claimed up to one year after the date of …
Man Nabbed At Westchester Bar After Nearly Running Over Officer, Evading Arrest: Police Man Nabbed At Westchester Bar After Nearly Running Over Officer, Evading Arrest: Police
Man Nabbed At Westchester Bar After Nearly Running Over Officer, Evading Arrest: Police A 28-year-old man faces criminal charges in two Westchester municipalities after fleeing from police multiple times and nearly running an officer over in the process, authorities announced. The events leading to the man’s arrest began during the early morning of Thursday, Feb. 1, when detectives in New Rochelle tried pulling over a suspicious vehicle. According to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne, this car instead drove away at a fast speed, avoiding officers. Police still continued an investigation into the vehicle, though. Later in the day around 10 a.m., the same car was s…
Championship-Winning Team From Pace University Honored At NY State Capitol Championship-Winning Team From Pace University Honored At NY State Capitol
Championship-Winning Team From Pace University Honored At NY State Capitol The first college team to win a national title from a school in Westchester was honored during a celebration held at the New York State Capitol.  The Pleasantville-based Pace University women's lacrosse team, the Setters, which won the 2023 NCAA Division II National Championship on Sunday, May 21, 2023, after beating No. 1-ranked West Chester University 19-9, was honored at the New York State Capitol in Albany on Tuesday, Jan. 16, university officials announced.  Earlier Report - White House Visit: Championship-Winning Team From Pace University Honored During the celebration…
4 Firefighters Hospitalized After 4-Alarm Blaze At Condominiums In Westchester 4 Firefighters Hospitalized After 4-Alarm Blaze At Condominiums In Westchester
4 Firefighters Hospitalized After 4-Alarm Blaze At Condominiums In Westchester A four-alarm blaze at a condominium complex in Westchester resulted in four firefighters and one civilian being sent to a nearby hospital, fire officials said.  The blaze happened on Thursday night, Dec. 7 at a three-story condominium complex in White Plains at 87 North Broadway, when a fire ignited on the building's second floor.  According to White Plains Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 274, arriving crews found extreme clutter conditions and high heat inside the room where the fire had begun, which forced them to retreat into a hallway.  Another engine company t…
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…
Popular Pizza Guru Reviews 4 Eateries In Westchester: These Were Their Scores Popular Pizza Guru Reviews 4 Eateries In Westchester: These Were Their Scores
Popular Pizza Guru Reviews 4 Eateries In Westchester: These Were Their Scores Famed pizza guru and Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy has suddenly found himself becoming a big fan of Westchester pizza after reviewing four establishments in the county.  Portnoy, a self-proclaimed pizza expert who travels around the country reviewing pizzerias for his "One Bite Pizza Reviews" YouTube channel and scores them on a scale of one to ten, visited four eateries in Eastchester, Tuckahoe, and Pelham between Wednesday, Oct. 18 and Monday, Oct. 23.  The four pizzerias reviewed by Portnoy and their scores were:  Polpettina, located in Eastchester at 102 Fisher Av…
'Insanely Proud': Bob Odenkirk Will Be In Westchester For Book Written With Daughter 'Insanely Proud': Bob Odenkirk Will Be In Westchester For Book Written With Daughter
'Insanely Proud': Bob Odenkirk Will Be In Westchester For Book Written With Daughter Bob Odenkirk is keeping his new poetry book all in the family. The "Better Call Saul" star is the author of "Zilot & And Other Important Rhymes," a book of poems he wrote with his two children when they were younger. His daughter, Erin Odenkirk, a graduate of Pratt Institute, did the illustrations for the book.  The Odenkirks will be appearing in Westchester at the Barnes & Noble in Eastchester, on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bob Odenkirk (@therealbobodenkirk) While the family was home tog…
Parkway Exit Reopens In Westchester After Year-Long Project Parkway Exit Reopens In Westchester After Year-Long Project
Parkway Exit Reopens In Westchester After Year-Long Project A long-term project that caused lane and exit closures on a busy parkway in Westchester has finally been completed. The Leewood Drive exit on the Bronx River Parkway in Eastchester has fully reopened to traffic following a bridge rehabilitation project that began in July 2022, Westchester County Legislator James Nolan announced on Wednesday, Sept. 20.  During the duration of the project, the southbound Bronx River Parkway left turn exit to Leewood Drive had been closed, as well as the left turn entrance to the southbound parkway from Leewood Drive.  The project had originally bee…
Lane Closures To Slow Traffic On This Westchester Parkway For Several Nights Lane Closures To Slow Traffic On This Westchester Parkway For Several Nights
Lane Closures To Slow Traffic On This Westchester Parkway For Several Nights Traffic on a busy parkway in Westchester will soon be affected by a series of planned overnight lane closures.  Two lanes in both directions of the Cross County Parkway in Eastchester between Exit 8 (State Route 22) and the Hutchinson River Parkway will close nightly between Sunday, Sept. 24, and Thursday, Sept. 28, the New York State Department of Transportation announced.  The closures will be put into effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.  The lane closures will allow for construction work, officials said. 
Duo Uses 10-Year-Old Child To Steal From Supermarket In Westchester: Police Duo Uses 10-Year-Old Child To Steal From Supermarket In Westchester: Police
Duo Uses 10-Year-Old Child To Steal From Supermarket In Westchester: Police Two women have been hit with criminal charges after allegedly using a 10-year-old child to steal merchandise from a supermarket in Westchester, police said. The arrests resulted from an incident on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m., when police responded to the DeCicco and Sons supermarket in Eastchester at 777 White Plains Rd. on a shoplifting report.  According to Eastchester Police, arriving officers saw the two suspects, Tuckahoe residents Christal Carlson, age 31, and Nina Figueroa, age 38, leaving the store without paying for items.  Additionally, an investigation also…
61 New Officers Graduate From Westchester Police Academy: Here's Where They'll Serve 61 New Officers Graduate From Westchester Police Academy: Here's Where They'll Serve
61 New Officers Graduate From Westchester Police Academy: Here's Where They'll Serve After months of training, more than 60 new graduates of the Westchester Police Academy will soon begin serving communities throughout the Hudson Valley.  The 61 new officers graduated from the Westchester County Police Academy during a ceremony held on Friday, May 26 at the SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center.  There, they received their diplomas before a packed audience, marking the end of a rigorous 21 weeks of training that required them to master the physical and academic demands of the academy.  County Executive George Latimer, Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins,…
BMW Driver Leads Officers On 2-Hour Chase Throughout Westchester: Police BMW Driver Leads Officers On 2-Hour Chase Throughout Westchester: Police
BMW Driver Leads Officers On 2-Hour Chase Throughout Westchester: Police A 28-year-old man's decision to not pull over led to a more than two-hour chase throughout Westchester that finally ended with him in custody, police said.  The incident began on Tuesday, May 23 just before 2 p.m. when Westchester County Police received a report that a BMW wanted by the New York City Police Department for fleeing officers was traveling on Westchester Avenue in Harrison.  According to Westchester County PD, an officer found the BMW on the southbound Hutchinson River Parkway and tried to pull it over.  However, the driver pulled onto the shoulder, threw the ca…
Blaze Destroys Commercial Building, Displaces 9 Families In Westchester: Road Still Closed Blaze Destroys Commercial Building, Displaces 9 Families In Westchester: Road Still Closed
Blaze Destroys Commercial Building, Displaces 9 Families In Westchester: Road Still Closed Authorities are warning residents to stay away from the area of a fire in Westchester that left a commercial building destroyed and nine families displaced.  The fire erupted early on Tuesday morning, May 9 just after midnight, when firefighters in Mount Vernon were alerted of a structural fire at 24 Mount Vernon Ave., according to Director of Communications Timothy Allen.  Within four minutes, firefighters were at the scene and saw that all of the building's occupants had evacuated before their arrival. Emergency services were then immediately dispatched to the scene to contain the fire a…
Man Hits Former Coworker With Baton, Then Leads Cops On Chase In Westchester: Police Man Hits Former Coworker With Baton, Then Leads Cops On Chase In Westchester: Police
Man Hits Former Coworker With Baton, Then Leads Cops On Chase In Westchester: Police A man faces charges after hitting a former coworker in the head with a metal baton and then leading officers on an extensive chase throughout Westchester, police said.  The incident started on Saturday, March 4, around 1:20 p.m., when police in Eastchester were notified of an assault that had happened at an auto-body repair shop on Summerfield Street, according to Eastchester Police.  The caller told officers that a man identified as 50-year-old David Gonzalez of Cortlandt Manor, a former employee of the business, had entered the shop and then hit an employee in the head with…
Man With Dementia Rescued After Leaving Family Car, Disappearing In Westchester Man With Dementia Rescued After Leaving Family Car, Disappearing In Westchester
Man With Dementia Rescued After Leaving Family Car, Disappearing In Westchester A man who went missing in Westchester was rescued with the help of police departments in multiple municipalities.  On Saturday, Feb. 18 around 2 p.m., the Yonkers Police Department received a report that an elderly man suffering from dementia had left a car on Strathmore Road and had disappeared after walking away from family members.  After learning that he had last been seen walking towards the Bronx River Parkway and receiving a description of him and the clothes he was wearing, Yonkers PD then alerted the Westchester County Police Department of the case.  Soon, the …
Details Emerge After 5 Males Try To Enter HS In Westchester, Flee After Security Denies Entry Details Emerge After 5 Males Try To Enter HS In Westchester, Flee After Security Denies Entry
Details Emerge After 5 Males Try To Enter HS In Westchester, Flee After Security Denies Entry School officials have provided an update on a group of males who tried to enter a high school in Westchester County before being denied entry. Earlier Report - 5 Men Try To Enter Eastchester HS, Flee After Security Denies Entry: Police The update was given in regard to an incident on Friday, Jan. 20, when five unidentified males tried to enter Eastchester High School and were turned away by a security guard.  In a statement sent to parents on Tuesday, Jan. 24, Eastchester Union Free School District Superintendent Ronald Valenti said that the five were identified as high sch…
Former School Principal From Northern Westchester Dies After 'Courageous' ALS Battle Former School Principal From Northern Westchester Dies After 'Courageous' ALS Battle
Former School Principal From Northern Westchester Dies After 'Courageous' ALS Battle A former elementary school principal from Northern Westchester has died after a hard-fought battle with ALS.  Katonah resident David Wallick died on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the age of 60, according to his obituary.  Born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1962 before moving to New York and growing up in Eastchester, Wallick spent his life in education and became an elementary school teacher for more than two decades.  He then eventually became the principal of Haldane Elementary School in Cold Spring.  Wallick was drawn to his career because he loved knowing he could help p…
Owner Of Popular Westchester Pizzerias, Father Of 4 Dies Suddenly At Age 52 Owner Of Popular Westchester Pizzerias, Father Of 4 Dies Suddenly At Age 52
Owner Of Popular Westchester Pizzerias, Father Of 4 Dies Suddenly At Age 52 The owner of several popular Westchester County pizzerias who could often be found enthusiastically cheering on his children at their little league games has died. Eastchester resident Mike Provenzale died on Friday, Dec. 23 at the age of 52, according to his obituary.  Born in Toronto, Canada in 1970 before his family eventually settled in Eastchester, Provenzale graduated from Eastchester High School in 1988.  After graduating, Provenzale went on to begin several eateries across the county. After some hard work, he opened Scarsdale Pizza Station at 36 and then op…
Police In Westchester Warn Against Scammers Posing As Fire Department Members Police In Westchester Warn Against Scammers Posing As Fire Department Members
Police In Westchester Warn Against Scammers Posing As Fire Department Members A police department in Westchester County is warning against scammers posing as fire department members to get business owners to pay them money.  Police said a business owner in Eastchester was contacted by an individual claiming to be part of the town's fire department who said that their business's fire extinguishers were expired, and that they should pay to have their extinguishers inspected, according to a post by Eastchester Police from Wednesday, Nov. 9.  The Eastchester Fire Department would not inspect portable fire extinguishers except for periodic building fire inspecti…
Westchester Man Known As 'Free Spirit, Avid Athlete' Dies At Age 44 Westchester Man Known As 'Free Spirit, Avid Athlete' Dies At Age 44
Westchester Man Known As 'Free Spirit, Avid Athlete' Dies At Age 44 A Westchester County resident known for his love of sports and adventurous spirit has died at the age of 44. John Theodore Grandefeld, of Eastchester, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 24, according to his obituary. He was born in New Rochelle and spent summers in his childhood at the Larchmont Shore Club. "John was a free spirit and an avid athlete," his obituary reads. "During high school he played soccer, hockey and tennis and always took advantage of all life’s experiences. He loved traveling, hiking, fishing, camping - which was his favorite - and on occasion gold mining in Alaska.…
Westchester Woman Who Sang National Anthem At MLB Games, 9/11 Responder, Dies At 61 Westchester Woman Who Sang National Anthem At MLB Games, 9/11 Responder, Dies At 61
Westchester Woman Who Sang National Anthem At MLB Games, 9/11 Responder, Dies At 61 A Westchester woman who was known for her work at Ground Zero with the Red Cross and for singing the National Anthem at Major League Baseball games has died. Marie Menna-Doescher, age 61, of Eastchester, died on Tuesday, May 17, after earlier surviving a 9/11 linked cancer relating to her volunteer work for the Red Cross at Ground Zero, according to her obituary. In 1965 the family moved to Eastchester. Her schooling began uneventfully enough, but after singing a solo in a musical performance at Eastchester High School, she blossomed as a natural singing talent, pursuing her singing career …
Storm Knocks Out Power In Hudson Valley Storm Knocks Out Power In Hudson Valley
Storm Knocks Out Power In Hudson Valley Thousands in the Hudson Valley are without power the morning after storms rolled through the region knocking down utility poles and downing trees. As of around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, utility companies throughout the region were still working around the clock to make repairs on hundreds of active outages that were impacting customers. According to Con Edison, there were still 26 outages that were impacting 677 of the company’s Westchester customers, with complete restoration scheduled by 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Outages were still being reported in: Port Chester: 373; Rye Broo…
Northern Westchester School District Welcomes Longtime Educator As New Superintendent Northern Westchester School District Welcomes Longtime Educator As New Superintendent
Northern Westchester School District Welcomes Longtime Educator As New Superintendent A longtime educator in the Hudson Valley has officially been introduced as the new head of a Northern Westchester school district. The Bedford Central School District Board of Education welcomed Dr. Robert Glass, who currently serves the same role at the Eastchester School District, to the community at their latest Board of Education meeting. Glass will replace outgoing Schools Superintendent Joel Adelberg, who announced that he will be retiring at the end of June. Glass will take over his position effective as of Friday, July 1. "I want to take a moment to personally thank you, Joel, for …
Acclaimed Westchester Eatery Opens Brand-New Location Right Next Door Acclaimed Westchester Eatery Opens Brand-New Location Right Next Door
Acclaimed Westchester Eatery Opens Brand-New Location Right Next Door Fans of a popular Westchester County sandwich shop don't have to travel far to visit the owners' newest restaurant.  In January, the owners of Mason Sandwich Co. in Eastchester opened The Prince, a new eatery located right next door. Online reviewers have praised The Prince for its convenient location at 31 Mill Road in Eastchester. "Pretty good salad/bowl spot. There are plenty of healthy food options as well as a reasonably sized juice selection," Ant R., of New York City, wrote in a Yelp review. "I'm slightly partial because I know the dudes who work here, but objectively spea…
Storm With Damaging Winds Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Hudson Valley Storm With Damaging Winds Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Hudson Valley
Storm With Damaging Winds Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Hudson Valley Thousands in the Hudson Valley are without power after a line of strong storms brought whipping winds to the region that toppled trees, brought down limbs, and downed power lines. Crews worked around the clock overnight to make repairs to hundreds of outages brought about by wind gusts topping 50 mph, but as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, more than 15,000 Hudson Valley residents were left in the dark as they wait for power to be restored. According to Central Hudson, crews were still out working to repair 347 active outages, which were impacting 11,043 customers in these counties: Ulste…
COVID-19: Westchester Dropping Mask Mandate For County Buildings COVID-19: Westchester Dropping Mask Mandate For County Buildings
Covid-19: Westchester Dropping Mask Mandate For County Buildings Westchester is rolling back some of its mask mandates as the county continues to see improved COVID-19 numbers following the post-holiday surge of new infections. County Executive George Latimer announced on Monday, Feb. 14 that the mask mandate inside county buildings is no longer required. According to Latimer, the mandate is being lifted at county buildings in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and White Plains, though it remains in effect on Bee-Line buses, as per state requirements. Latimer said that lifting the mask mandate is consistent with state guidance. Earlier story - COVID-19: Mask Off …
Popular Family-Run Supermarket To Open Two New Westchester Locations Popular Family-Run Supermarket To Open Two New Westchester Locations
Popular Family-Run Supermarket To Open Two New Westchester Locations A popular Westchester supermarket is set to open two new locations in the area. Fans of the specialty grocery store will be happy to know that DeCicco & Sons recently announced its plans to open a new market in Bedford in March. The new store will be the 10th store for the chain which also has an 11th location planned for Edge-on-Hudson in Sleepy Hollow.  No word yet on when that store will open. Other DeCicco & Sons stores in the area include Ardsley, Armonk, Brewster, Eastchester, Harrison, Larchmont, Millwood, Pelham, and Somers.  
COVID-19: Westchester County Center To Reopen As Vaccination Site COVID-19: Westchester County Center To Reopen As Vaccination Site
Covid-19: Westchester County Center To Reopen As Vaccination Site With the number of COVID-19 cases surging, the Westchester County Center will once again return as a mass vaccination site. County Executive George Latimer announced during his latest COVID-19 briefing that the arena would begin offering pediatric vaccines, as well as booster shots, beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 12. The move comes as the county has seen an unprecedented spike in new cases of the virus amid the winter surge of fresh infections being reported, largely due to the outbreak of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. Testing at the County Center will take place at different times than the…