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Irvington, NY

Hollywood Couple Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones List Westchester Home For $12M: Report Hollywood Couple Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones List Westchester Home For $12M: Report
Hollywood Couple Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones List Westchester Home For $12M: Report A 12-acre gated Westchester County estate set alongside the picturesque Hudson River is now up for sale by its two famous residents and Hollywood stars Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, a new repor says. The over 11,000-square-foot home, located in Irvington, is now listed for $12 million by real estate agency Compass, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The residence, which Zeta-Jones bought in 2019 for $4.5 million, features around 130 feet of riverside frontage and dates back to the 1920s. It sits on land that once belonged to Charles Lewis Tiffany, who founded the jewelr…
Longtime Riverkeeper Captain To Retire After 24 Years Patrolling Hudson River Longtime Riverkeeper Captain To Retire After 24 Years Patrolling Hudson River
Longtime Riverkeeper Captain To Retire After 24 Years Patrolling Hudson River For the past 24 years, Hudson Valley native John Lipscomb has served as the eyes and ears of the Hudson River for Riverkeeper as its patrol boat captain. This month he retires, but not before he trains his successor, conservationist and vessel operator Luis Melendez.  Since 2000, Lipscomb, who grew up in Westchester County in Irvington and Tarrytown, has been the vice president for advocacy for Riverkeeper.  He has patrolled the Hudson, including New York Harbor, the Mohawk, and Upper Hudson, searching out and deterring polluters, monitoring tributaries and waterfront facili…
Update: Paving Project To Begin On Busy Route In Westchester, Last Several Weeks Update: Paving Project To Begin On Busy Route In Westchester, Last Several Weeks
Update: Paving Project To Begin On Busy Route In Westchester, Last Several Weeks A paving project is set to soon affect traffic and parking on a well-traveled route in a Westchester village for several weeks, officials announced. The construction project is set to affect Broadway (Route 9) in the village of Dobbs Ferry beginning on Monday evening, June 17, Dobbs Ferry village officials announced. Earlier Report - Paving Work To Impact Parking Along Route 9 In Dobbs Ferry The paving, which will last around six to eight weeks, will begin at the southern border with Hastings-on-Hudson near Farragut Avenue and move northward towards Irvington.  According to offi…
New Cafe To Celebrate Opening In Westchester: 'We Look Forward To Seeing You There' New Cafe To Celebrate Opening In Westchester: 'We Look Forward To Seeing You There'
New Cafe To Celebrate Opening In Westchester: 'We Look Forward To Seeing You There' Coffee lovers in Westchester, mark your calendars — an all-new cafe dedicated to enhancing its customers' daily caffeine intake will soon be celebrating its opening.  LuDy Cafe, located in Irvington at 7 North Astor St., will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. The establishment, founded by husband and wife Tim and Ashley Akapo, aims to "enhance your coffee experience and make every moment memorable," according to its Yelp page. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which will feature live music and giveaways, the eatery will offer coffee and complimentar…
Harmful Invasive Insect Sightings Reported In This Westchester Village: Here's What To Do Harmful Invasive Insect Sightings Reported In This Westchester Village: Here's What To Do
Harmful Invasive Insect Sightings Reported In This Westchester Village: Here's What To Do Following several sightings of an invasive insect known to cause harm to local forests, agriculture, and tourism, village officials in Westchester are advising residents to manually remove them by any means necessary.  According to an announcement from Irvington village officials on Tuesday, June 4, numerous residents have reported sightings of the Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive insect from Asia known to negatively impact plant life in New York.  The insect feeds on many plant species, including grapevines, red and silver maple, walnut, sycamore, rose bushes, oak, birch, fruit tr…
Westchester HS Student Leads Art Exhibition To Help Support Hudson River Westchester HS Student Leads Art Exhibition To Help Support Hudson River
Westchester HS Student Leads Art Exhibition To Help Support Hudson River A high school student from Westchester is looking to drum up support for the preservation of the Hudson River through the power of art.  To raise funds for environmental conservation efforts, Irvington High School Junior Minori Furtado has organized an art exhibition that will include works from students and seasoned artists, the Irvington Union Free School District announced on Thursday, April 4. The exhibition, titled "Ebb & Flow," will be held at the Studio 8 art gallery in Irvington at 8 North Dutcher St. from Thursday, April 11 to Wednesday, April 17.  The effort wi…
2 HS Students From Westchester Place In Top 10 Of Prestigious Regeneron Competition 2 HS Students From Westchester Place In Top 10 Of Prestigious Regeneron Competition
2 HS Students From Westchester Place In Top 10 Of Prestigious Regeneron Competition Two high school students from Westchester won top awards and took home tens of thousands of dollars in the country’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.  The two 17-year-old students, Ossining resident Thomas Cong and Irvington resident Christopher Zorn, placed No. 2 and No. 6 in the 2024 Regeneron Science Talent Search, respectively, the Society for Science announced on Tuesday, March 12.  In addition to placing in the top 10 in the prestigious competition, Cong took home $175,000, while Zorn took home $80,000 as part of their awards.…
Robbery, Attempted Carjacking Under Investigation In Westchester: Suspect At Large Robbery, Attempted Carjacking Under Investigation In Westchester: Suspect At Large
Robbery, Attempted Carjacking Under Investigation In Westchester: Suspect At Large Authorities are searching for those involved in a robbery and attempted carjacking incident in Westchester, police announced. The incident happened on Sunday, Feb. 4 just before 12:45 a.m. in the area of Harriman Road in Irvington, the Irvington Police Department announced. After authorities were alerted of the incident, patrol officers responded to the location of the robbery and began searching for the suspect while also notifying surrounding police departments.  According to police, the robbery and attempted carjacking were a targeted and isolated incident and did not appear to pos…
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…
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…
Duo Nabbed For Smuggling Contraband Into Northern Westchester Prison For Money: DA Duo Nabbed For Smuggling Contraband Into Northern Westchester Prison For Money: DA
Duo Nabbed For Smuggling Contraband Into Northern Westchester Prison For Money: DA Two men, including a correction officer, are accused of working to smuggle contraband into a Northern Westchester prison in exchange for payment, officials announced.  The suspects, Irvington resident Jose Estevez-Luciano, age 33, and Sleepy Hollow resident Francis De La Cruz, age 24, both face charges related to their alleged scheme to smuggle contraband into Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, Nov. 2.  According to the DA's Office, both men participated in their scheme between Thursday, O…
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…
Northern Westchester Native Who Was All-America Collegiate Athlete Dies At Age 48 Northern Westchester Native Who Was All-America Collegiate Athlete Dies At Age 48
Northern Westchester Native Who Was All-America Collegiate Athlete Dies At Age 48 A Northern Westchester native who was a standout athlete in both high school and college has died. Alison Relyea, who grew up in Briarcliff and graduated in 1992 from the Hackley School in Tarrytown, was 48 years old, according to her obituary. She died on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Evelyn’s House hospice facility in Creve Coeur, Missouri. For the past 11 years, she lived in Chesterfield, Missouri, her obituary said. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 1996 and the University of Maryland School of Nursing, where she received her BSN degree, in 1998.  Throughout her younger years…
35-Year-Old Woman Who Worked As Cleaner Accused Of Stealing Jewelry From Westchester Residence 35-Year-Old Woman Who Worked As Cleaner Accused Of Stealing Jewelry From Westchester Residence
35-Year-Old Woman Who Worked As Cleaner Accused Of Stealing Jewelry From Westchester Residence A Westchester housekeeper has been charged with allegedly stealing jewelry from a home she cleaned. Lourdes Lisbeth Aymar, age 36, of White Plains, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 23 by officers for theft of jewelry at the Irvington home, said Lt. Kevin Johnson of the Irvington Police. According to Johnson, Aymar was charged after detectives conducted an investigation into the thefts. Following her arrest, police served search warrants at her White Plains home where evidence from the crimes was recovered, Johnson said. "It is believed that the defendant is also employed for similar work els…
Beloved Westchester Woman Remembered As 'Take-Charge Mother' Who Brought Mascot To HS Games Beloved Westchester Woman Remembered As 'Take-Charge Mother' Who Brought Mascot To HS Games
Beloved Westchester Woman Remembered As 'Take-Charge Mother' Who Brought Mascot To HS Games A Westchester woman is being remembered as a devoted mother of six and loving wife. Mary Jane D’Arrigo, age 95, of Irvington, died peacefully while vacationing in Boca Raton, Florida, according to her obituary. D’Arrigo spent her earliest years in Flushing before moving at age 7 to Orange County and a farm in Walden, her obituary said. She began studying at Cornell University when she was 16 years old, and after graduation, she moved to New York City and taught women's groups about nutrition and how to cook fresh vegetables. "It was here that she met and married Steve D’Arrigo, a fresh pr…
Beloved Longtime High School Teacher In Westchester Dies At Age 69 Beloved Longtime High School Teacher In Westchester Dies At Age 69
Beloved Longtime High School Teacher In Westchester Dies At Age 69 A Westchester County woman who spent more than 30 years working as a special education teacher at a high school has died at age 69. Mary Jacinta Saffran died unexpectedly at her home in Irvington on Saturday, May 14, according to her obituary. "She was an outstanding and beloved special education teacher at Lincoln High School in Yonkers, NY for 36 years," her obituary reads. "A vivacious lover of life, her passions were traveling, cooking, entertaining, and helping anyone in need." Saffran also had a love of running, and she ran the New York City Marathon four times, her obituary reads.&n…
These Northern Westchester Zip Codes Rank Among State's Most Expensive, New Report Says These Northern Westchester Zip Codes Rank Among State's Most Expensive, New Report Says
These Northern Westchester Zip Codes Rank Among State's Most Expensive, New Report Says A new ranking of the top 50 most expensive zip codes in New York state features a number of Westchester County towns. Stacker.com created a ranking of the the most expensive zip codes in New York based on the Zillow Home Values Index as of February 2021, according to the report published on Tuesday, April 5. Rye's 10580 was ranked 17th on the list, with a typical home value of $1,769,896, which is 401.3 percent above the typical home value in the state.  The zip code 10577 in Purchase was ranked 25th most expensive in New York. The typical home value was listed at …
Fundraiser Set For Westchester Police Detective Battling Brain Cancer Fundraiser Set For Westchester Police Detective Battling Brain Cancer
Fundraiser Set For Westchester Police Detective Battling Brain Cancer A fundraiser is set to help a 20-year Westchester police detective suffering from brain cancer. The event for Irvington Police Department Detective David Walsh will be held in Irvington from 2 to 6 p.m., on Saturday, April 9 at the Immaculate Conception Gym, 16 North Broadway.  Walsh, a lifelong resident of Irvington has been with the department since 2002 and worked to better the community he grew up in, said the Irvington PD. "He is always the first to lend a helping hand to his family, friends, and certainly the community," the department said on Facebook. "Now he needs our help an…
Westchester Restaurant Owner, Building Developer Dies Westchester Restaurant Owner, Building Developer Dies
Westchester Restaurant Owner, Building Developer Dies A longtime Westchester County restaurant owner and building developer has died at the age of 77. Charles "Chuck" Pateman III died on Wednesday, March 30, according to his obituary. Pateman was a lifetime resident of Irvington and a former captain of local football, basketball and track teams. He married Adrienne Chiulli, and they had three children, according to his obituary.  He owned the Broadway Grill and Alibi Inn in Irvington with his longtime business partner Tom Lupetin, his obituary said.  "He and Tom would swap weeks between the kitchen and bar, and they could cook 150…
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 …
Duo Nabbed For Attempting To Scam Nearly $10K From Westchester Woman, Police Say Duo Nabbed For Attempting To Scam Nearly $10K From Westchester Woman, Police Say
Duo Nabbed For Attempting To Scam Nearly $10K From Westchester Woman, Police Say Two Connecticut men are facing larceny charges for their alleged attempt to scam a Westchester County woman out of thousands of dollars. Kylo Simons and Rayshawn McFarlane, both of Hartford, were each charged with third-degree larceny, according to the Irvington Police Department. The 77-year-old Irvington woman was contacted by an individual who identified herself as the attorney for the woman's grandson, police said.  The caller reportedly said she had the ability to facilitate a bail transaction of $9,800 for the fake arrest. The victim was then contacted by the same cal…
COVID-19: Westchester At Record 27K-Plus Active Cases, Latimer Calls Numbers 'Horrific' COVID-19: Westchester At Record 27K-Plus Active Cases, Latimer Calls Numbers 'Horrific'
Covid-19: Westchester At Record 27K-Plus Active Cases, Latimer Calls Numbers 'Horrific' Westchester County set a record as the number of active COVID-19 cases across the county hit a new high. During a COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday, Jan. 4, County Executive George Latimer said that fueled by the Omicron variant, Westchester now has 27,692 active cases of the virus, the highest that they’ve seen since the pandemic began almost two years ago. Latimer said that compared to a month ago, the current number of cases represents a “tenfold increase,” as the positive infection rate in the county rose to more than 20 percent. Related story - COVID-19: Hudson Valley Positive-Test Rate N…
COVID-19: County Assessing Possible 'Major Steps We May Need To Take' On Omicron, Latimer Says COVID-19: County Assessing Possible 'Major Steps We May Need To Take' On Omicron, Latimer Says
Covid-19: County Assessing Possible 'Major Steps We May Need To Take' On Omicron, Latimer Says County Executive George Latimer is ready to take “major steps” in Westchester if the Omicron COVID-19 strain poses as large a threat as many fear. During a COVID-19 update on Monday, Nov. 29, Latimer addressed the new variant, which was just confirmed in neighboring Canada and could lead to a spike similar to when the Delta variant first began rapidly spreading earlier this year. Earlier story - COVID-19: County Assessing Possible 'Major Steps We May Need To Take' On Omicron, Latimer Says The World Health Organization identified the Omicron variant as one “of concern” at an emergency meeti…
Marianne Marra, Beloved Teacher In Westchester, Dies Marianne Marra, Beloved Teacher In Westchester, Dies
Marianne Marra, Beloved Teacher In Westchester, Dies Marianne Marinello Marra, a longtime Westchester County resident and teacher in the area, has died at the age of 78. According to her obituary, Marra, who was a resident of Irvington, died on Friday, Nov. 5. Marra served as director of the Therapeutic Nursery program at the Clearview School in Briarcliff. She also taught preschool in the Tarrytown Public School District. "A friend to everyone she met, Marianne always saw the best in others and believed in their potential," her obituary reads."If we could keep that very best piece of her alive, she would want us to always make so…
Man Admits To Burglarizing Schools In Westchester Man Admits To Burglarizing Schools In Westchester
Man Admits To Burglarizing Schools In Westchester A man with a lengthy rap sheet will spend time behind bars after admitting to burglarizing multiple schools in Westchester, the District Attorney announced. Mount Vernon resident Donald Bennett, age 62, pleaded guilty this week to burglarizing schools in communities throughout Westchester after he unlawfully entered several buildings between 2020 and 2021. Original story - Suspect Arrested For String Of Westchester School Intrusions Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah said that between Feb. 20, 2020, and Feb. 28 this year, Bennett illegally entered and stole items from Imm…
COVID-19: Westchester Sees Surge In Vaccinations COVID-19: Westchester Sees Surge In Vaccinations
Covid-19: Westchester Sees Surge In Vaccinations Elected officials in Westchester are seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel as the number of residents getting vaccinated surged in the past several days. Over the past week, more than 11,000 COVID-19 vaccines were administered to Westchester residents, according to Westchester County Executive George Latimer, who touted them for going out and getting shots in the arm. During his latest COVID-19 briefing on Monday, Sept. 27, Latimer announced that 88.4 percent of eligible county residents 18 and over have received at least one dose of the vaccine. “What we are seeing in this c…
Ida: Here's Breakdown Of Westchester Power Outages By Community, When Restoration Is Expected Ida: Here's Breakdown Of Westchester Power Outages By Community, When Restoration Is Expected
Ida: Here's Breakdown Of Westchester Power Outages By Community, When Restoration Is Expected Thousands in Westchester were still reporting power outages two days after Tropical Depression Ida wreaked havoc up and down the East Coast. As of around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, Con Edison was still working to repair 153 active outages that were impacting 4,326 of its Westchester customers. NYSEG was also reporting two outages in the county. On Friday, outages were still being reported by Con Ed customers in: Mamaroneck Village: 1,735; Yonkers: 544; Mamaroneck Town: 448; Greenburgh: 358; Scarsdale: 308; Harrison: 250; Tarrytown: 164; Bronxville: 152; North Castle: 92; New Rochelle:…
New Steakhouse Off To Strong Start In Westchester New Steakhouse Off To Strong Start In Westchester
New Steakhouse Off To Strong Start In Westchester A steakhouse that opened up in Westchester County earlier this summer is off to a strong start, the owner is saying. Hudson Prime Steakhouse opened its doors on June 29. The restaurant is located at 5 North Buckhout Street in Irvington. The steakhouse was opened by Floria and Gino Uli.  Floria said she runs the restaurant, while her husband is the chef. The couple is originally from New York, and they have worked in the restaurant business in Florida as well. They also own an Italian restaurant in Hastings-On-Hudson called Divino Cucina Italiano.  Floria said she …
Suspect Apprehended After Police Sergeant Stabbed During 'Unprovoked' Attack In Westchester Suspect Apprehended After Police Sergeant Stabbed During 'Unprovoked' Attack In Westchester
Suspect Apprehended After Police Sergeant Stabbed During 'Unprovoked' Attack In Westchester A police sergeant is recovering at home after being stabbed during an unprovoked attack by a local Westchester County resident who has been apprehended. The attack took place around 1:26 p.m., Thursday, May 20 in Dobbs Ferry. The Dobbs Ferry Police sergeant, whose name has not been released, was assisting Con Edison with a traffic detail on Beacon Hill Drive, said Dobbs Ferry PD Chief Manuel Guevara. The sergeant was able to make an "officer needs assistance" call to the department and report that he had been assaulted by a man wielding "possibly" a knife, according to Guevara. …
COVID-19: Here's Number Of Fully Vaccinated Westchester Residents; Latest Cases By Community COVID-19: Here's Number Of Fully Vaccinated Westchester Residents; Latest Cases By Community
Covid-19: Here's Number Of Fully Vaccinated Westchester Residents; Latest Cases By Community Westchester continues ramping up its COVID-19 vaccination program as a third of all residents are fully vaccinated, with nearly half receiving at least one dose of the vaccine, according to County Executive George Latimer. During his latest COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, April 22, Latimer said that 324,216 Westchester residents - representing approximately a third of the population - have completed the vaccination series, with hundreds of thousands more receiving at least one shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and waiting to finish the process.  The county has suspended the use…