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Person Rescued From Steep Hill After 20-Foot Fall In Northern Westchester Person Rescued From Steep Hill After 20-Foot Fall In Northern Westchester
Person Rescued From Steep Hill After 20-Foot Fall In Northern Westchester Firefighters made use of a rope system during the dramatic rescue of a victim who fell around 20 feet down a steep hill in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Saturday, June 8, when an elderly person fell from the top of a steep hill in the Village of Mount Kisco, according to the Mount Kisco Volunteer Fire Department.  Arriving firefighters soon found that the victim had fallen around 20 feet and had come to a rest against two trees.  Because the hill had a steep incline and unstable ground, crews immediately sprang into action and made use of a rope rescue syst…
Bill Adding Fencing To Hudson Valley Bridges To Prevent People From Deadly Jumps Moves Forward Bill Adding Fencing To Hudson Valley Bridges To Prevent People From Deadly Jumps Moves Forward
Bill Adding Fencing To Hudson Valley Bridges To Prevent People From Deadly Jumps Moves Forward A bill aimed at stopping suicides by adding preventive fencing to five Hudson Valley bridges has passed the New York State Senate unanimously. Now, the bill introduced by State Sen. Pete Harckham (D, Mount Kisco), will move to the State Assembly, whose session ends on Friday, June 7, for consideration. The bill mandates that climb deterrent fencing be installed on all bridges under the New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA) jurisdiction. The five Hudson Valley bridges are: Bear Mountain Bridge. Rip Van Winkle Bridge,  Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge,  Mid-Hudson Bridge,  Newbu…
Beloved Life Member Of Bedford Fire Department Dies: 'Will Be Greatly Missed' Beloved Life Member Of Bedford Fire Department Dies: 'Will Be Greatly Missed'
Beloved Life Member Of Bedford Fire Department Dies: 'Will Be Greatly Missed' A Northern Westchester fire department is mourning the loss of a beloved life member who is remembered for his dedicated service and sardonic sense of humor.  Longtime Bedford resident and Bedford Fire Department life member Peter Perez died on Sunday, May 5 at the age of 90, according to his obituary. Born in Brooklyn in 1933, Perez spent three decades working with the US Postal Service.  He was also a Benevolent Founder of the Bedford Fire Department, where he was a longtime member and former secretary.  In his role as secretary, Perez often wrote up the departm…
Man Kills Housemate With Kitchen Knife In Mount Kisco: Here's His Sentence Man Kills Housemate With Kitchen Knife In Mount Kisco: Here's His Sentence
Man Kills Housemate With Kitchen Knife In Mount Kisco: Here's His Sentence A 42-year-old man will spend nearly two decades in prison for fatally stabbing his housemate with a kitchen knife after a fight in Northern Westchester, officials announced.  Mount Kisco resident Oscar Manolo Morales was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing his housemate, 36-year-old Rey David Esquivel Lemus, in June 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, May 1.  According to the DA's Office, on June 24, 2023, at around 11:15 p.m., Morales and Lemus began a verbal argument at their Mount Kisc…
19-Year-Old From Northern Westchester Caught With Child Porn Images: Police 19-Year-Old From Northern Westchester Caught With Child Porn Images: Police
19-Year-Old From Northern Westchester Caught With Child Porn Images: Police A 19-year-old man from Northern Westchester faces criminal charges after he was caught with images containing child pornography, police announced. Mount Kisco resident Jason Orellana Ramos was arrested in Schenectady County on Wednesday, April 24 on child pornography charges, New York State Police announced on Wednesday, May 1.  According to authorities, Orellana Ramos's arrest followed an investigation that stemmed from a cyber tip received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He is now accused of possessing images consistent with child sexual ex…
These Westchester Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: New Report These Westchester Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: New Report
These Westchester Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: New Report Two Westchester hospitals have received top marks for keeping patients safe, according to a new report.  Both White Plains Hospital and Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco were given an "A" grade for patient safety in a new Spring 2024 report by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization that advocates for safety in hospitals.  The new report grades 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 group. The report is issued twic…
County Gains More Control Over Mt. Kisco's Merestead Estate County Gains More Control Over Mt. Kisco's Merestead Estate
County Gains More Control Over Mt. Kisco's Merestead Estate A judge's decision has given Westchester County more autonomy over managing an estate in Northern Westchester, including unlocking additional funds that can now be used to maintain it.  The Merestead estate, located in Mount Kisco at 455 Byram Lake Rd., will maintain its standing following the lifting of longstanding restrictions announced by Westchester County Executive George Latimer on Monday, April 29. The estate was built during the early 20th century and is the former estate of Margaret Sloane Patterson, the daughter of W. & J. Sloane President William Slo…
Suspects Damage Leonard Park Fields In Mount Kisco Suspects Damage Leonard Park Fields In Mount Kisco
Suspects Damage Leonard Park Fields In Mount Kisco A parks and recreation department in Northern Westchester is asking for information regarding at least four suspects who tore up park fields by driving a car over them.  The incident happened in Mount Kisco on Saturday, April 6, when at least four people in a white mid-sized four-door vehicle drove it all over the fields at Leonard Park, creating deep ruts in big circles, the village's Parks and Recreation Department announced on Tuesday, April 9.  The Westchester County Police Department is now working to find these suspects, according to Recreation Superintendent Kyle Thorn…
Blaze Tears Through Bedford Home, Causes Road Closure Blaze Tears Through Bedford Home, Causes Road Closure
Blaze Tears Through Bedford Home, Causes Road Closure Firefighters from several departments spent hours fighting a blaze at a Northern Westchester residence that required nearly 100,000 gallons of water and an excavator to completely extinguish. Updated Report - Update: Funds Come To Pound Ridge Firefighter Hurt In Blaze The blaze began on Monday morning, April 8 at a residence on Long Ridge Road in Bedford, according to the Bedford Fire Department. After crews arrived at the home at around 7:30 a.m., they searched the building and found no one inside. Firefighters then began dousing the flames, which were tearing through the sides and r…
New Barnes & Noble Coming To Mount Kisco: Here's Where New Barnes & Noble Coming To Mount Kisco: Here's Where
New Barnes & Noble Coming To Mount Kisco: Here's Where Iconic bookstore chain Barnes & Noble will soon open a new location in Northern Westchester. The mega-bookseller has signed a lease to open a new store in the former Walgreens space at 55 South Moger Ave. in Mount Kisco, according to Beth Vetare Civitello, Co-Executive Director of the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce.  The 13,700-square-foot store will take the space as of Friday, Aug. 2, Vetare Civitello added.  In a statement, the Chamber of Commerce said the store's arrival would help Mount Kisco become a "hub of Northern Westchester."  "Our belief…
Westchester Native, Ex-Olympian Caitlyn Jenner Visits NY In Support Of Trans Athletes Ban Westchester Native, Ex-Olympian Caitlyn Jenner Visits NY In Support Of Trans Athletes Ban
Westchester Native, Ex-Olympian Caitlyn Jenner Visits NY In Support Of Trans Athletes Ban Caitlyn Jenner, a former Olympian and media personality, paid a visit to Long Island to publicly back a recent executive order banning transgender women from participating in women’s sports. On Monday, March 18, the former Olympian, who came out as a trans woman in 2015, held a press conference alongside Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman in support of his polarizing transgender athlete ban. The executive order, which went into effect on Thursday, Feb. 22, prohibits the Nassau County Parks & Recreation Department from issuing permits to female teams that include transgender women, …
Car Crashes Into Post Office Entrance In Northern Westchester Car Crashes Into Post Office Entrance In Northern Westchester
Car Crashes Into Post Office Entrance In Northern Westchester A Northern Westchester post office was damaged when a vehicle crashed into its entrance.  The incident happened on Wednesday, March 6, when a vehicle crashed into the entrance of the Mount Kisco Post Office at 3 Morgan Dr., according to the Independent Fire Company #13.  The driver was later evaluated by Mount Kisco EMS, firefighters said. The vehicle was eventually removed after the Mount Kisco Building Department checked the structure, according to the department. The cause of the crash was not released. 
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 …
Parasitic Infection Exposure Warning Issued For Events Held In Northern Westchester: Officials Parasitic Infection Exposure Warning Issued For Events Held In Northern Westchester: Officials
Parasitic Infection Exposure Warning Issued For Events Held In Northern Westchester: Officials County officials are warning those who attended two events held in Northern Westchester that they may have been exposed to a parasitic infection that can prove deadly in some cases.  In an alert issued on Wednesday, Feb. 7, Westchester County officials warned that two people infected with toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by a parasite, attended two game dinners held at the Moses Taylor Jr. American Legion Post in Mount Kisco on Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 20.  Because of this, officials are urging everyone who ate food at the dinners or leftovers afterward to c…
Officers Save Life Of Man Found Foaming At Mouth At Northern Westchester Business Officers Save Life Of Man Found Foaming At Mouth At Northern Westchester Business
Officers Save Life Of Man Found Foaming At Mouth At Northern Westchester Business Thanks to quick action from officers, the life of a man who was found foaming at the mouth at a Northern Westchester business was saved.  The harrowing incident began during the week of Monday, Jan. 22 at a business in Mount Kisco on Hubbels Drive, when officers found a 58-year-old man in cardiac arrest lying on the ground and foaming at the mouth, the Westchester County Police Department announced on Tuesday, Jan. 30.  Although a civilian at the business had already performed some chest compressions, police found that the man was unresponsive with no pulse, and Officers …
Northern Westchester Man Who Owned Shop For Over 50 Years Dies: Had 'Huge Heart' Northern Westchester Man Who Owned Shop For Over 50 Years Dies: Had 'Huge Heart'
Northern Westchester Man Who Owned Shop For Over 50 Years Dies: Had 'Huge Heart' A Northern Westchester man who owned a popular shop for more than half a century is being remembered for his never-ending kindness and his unwavering dedication to his community.  Somers resident Francis “Frank” Yozzo died surrounded by family on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at the age of 83, according to his obituary.  Born in Mount Kisco in 1940, Yozzo was the youngest of ten siblings and cared deeply about his family. He went on to marry June Stapleton Cory in October 1973 and had two daughters with her, Ashley and Alexis.  To much of his community, Yozzo …
Officer Saves Unresponsive Baby At Northern Westchester Home: 'Every Second Counted' Officer Saves Unresponsive Baby At Northern Westchester Home: 'Every Second Counted'
Officer Saves Unresponsive Baby At Northern Westchester Home: 'Every Second Counted' Thanks to quick and skillful action, an officer was able to save the life of a baby who had become unresponsive at a Northern Westchester residence. The incident began at around 1:50 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, when a Mount Kisco family reported that their 1-year-old child was non-responsive and not breathing, according to Westchester County Police. Soon after this, police arrived at the residence, the exact location of which was not released, and Officer Stephen Samuel took the baby from her relatives to begin CPR. Additionally, Samuel also turned the baby over and administered several back…
Retired Westchester Police K-9 Dies: 'We Are Grateful,' Department Says Retired Westchester Police K-9 Dies: 'We Are Grateful,' Department Says
Retired Westchester Police K-9 Dies: 'We Are Grateful,' Department Says A beloved retired Westchester County Police K-9 is being remembered for both his dedicated service and his outgoing nature that made him a hit with the public.  The Westchester County Police Department announced the death of retired K-9 Jax on Wednesday, Jan. 3.  According to the department, Jax served with Officer Christian Gutierrez in several assignments, including parkway patrol, Playland Park in Rye, and the Mount Kisco precinct. He was also trained in narcotics detection and apprehension. Jax also participated in many public relations details and wa…
Hudson Valley Anesthesiologist Drugs, Sexually Assaults Victim: Police Hudson Valley Anesthesiologist Drugs, Sexually Assaults Victim: Police
Hudson Valley Anesthesiologist Drugs, Sexually Assaults Victim: Police An anesthesiologist faces charges after allegedly giving anesthesia to a victim without her knowledge and sexually assaulting her, police announced. Putnam County resident Paul Giacopelli of Southeast, age 59, was interviewed and arrested on Saturday, Dec. 30 on sexual abuse charges, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday, Jan. 3.  According to authorities, on Friday, Dec. 29, the Sheriff's Office was told that a female victim known to Giacopelli had been given anesthesia without her knowledge and was then sexually assaulted. This happened multip…
New Update: Firefighter Falls Through Floor, Pets Killed In Northern Westchester Blaze New Update: Firefighter Falls Through Floor, Pets Killed In Northern Westchester Blaze
New Update: Firefighter Falls Through Floor, Pets Killed In Northern Westchester Blaze A Northern Westchester home was destroyed in a blaze that killed family pets and forced responding firefighters to evacuate the building, officials said. The blaze happened on Friday, Dec. 15 around 11:15 a.m., when a two-story residence in Somers on Route 202 caught on fire, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  Earlier Report - Firefighter Removed From Burning Home In Somers: Developing Responding crews found flames engulfing the structure and began aggressively battling the blaze inside the home. However, after a firefighter fell through the first floor and into …
Beloved High School Teacher From Northern Westchester Dies At Age 48 Beloved High School Teacher From Northern Westchester Dies At Age 48
Beloved High School Teacher From Northern Westchester Dies At Age 48 A high school science teacher from New York who worked in Connecticut and was also an award-winning athlete is being remembered by her community.  Northern Westchester resident Amy Bridget (nee Cleary) Dillane, a resident of Pleasantville, died on Sunday, Dec. 10 at the age of 48 following an eight-year battle with cancer, according to her obituary.  Born in Mount Kisco in 1975, Dillane graduated from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua in 1993 before earning a Bachelor's Degree in biology from SUNY Geneseo in 1997 and her Master's Degree in Teaching from P…
Northern Westchester Dunkin' Moves To New, Improved Location After Almost 50 Years Northern Westchester Dunkin' Moves To New, Improved Location After Almost 50 Years
Northern Westchester Dunkin' Moves To New, Improved Location After Almost 50 Years After nearly half a century, a Dunkin' in Northern Westchester has moved to a new location—longtime patrons need not worry though, as they have not gone too far.  After 48 years, the Dunkin' store in Mount Kisco on North Bedford Road has moved all the way across the street to 185 North Bedford Rd., the owners announced.  The new location, now located in a shopping complex near Stop & Shop, Target, and Chipotle, will sell all of the same products customers are used to. However, the store now has a new design that features:  A larger dining area with charging station…
Man Sexually Assaults 2 Children In Northern Westchester: Here's His Sentence Man Sexually Assaults 2 Children In Northern Westchester: Here's His Sentence
Man Sexually Assaults 2 Children In Northern Westchester: Here's His Sentence A 48-year-old man with a previous child molestation conviction will spend decades in prison for sexually assaulting two children in Northern Westchester over several years and sending explicit photos to a third.  Bedford resident Felix Barahona Rosales, age 48, was sentenced to 34 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting two children numerous times as well as sending explicit photos to a third victim, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Tuesday, Nov. 28.  According to Rocah's office, Rosales's conduct began when both sexual assault…
Woman Sues After Finding Severed Finger In Salad At Northern Westchester Eatery, Lawsuit Says Woman Sues After Finding Severed Finger In Salad At Northern Westchester Eatery, Lawsuit Says
Woman Sues After Finding Severed Finger In Salad At Northern Westchester Eatery, Lawsuit Says A Connecticut woman has filed a lawsuit against a restaurant company in New York after allegedly finding herself chewing on part of a severed human finger while eating a salad served at one of the company's locations within the county.  Fairfield County resident Allison Cozzi, of Greenwich, filed the suit against Rye Brook-based Chop't Creative Salad Company LLC on Monday, Nov. 27 after allegedly finding part of a severed finger inside her meal bought at a Chop't location in Northern Westchester County at 53 South Moger Ave. in Mount Kisco.  According to the lawsuit complaint file…
3 Burglary Suspects Caught After Extensive Late-Night Chase In Mount Kisco 3 Burglary Suspects Caught After Extensive Late-Night Chase In Mount Kisco
3 Burglary Suspects Caught After Extensive Late-Night Chase In Mount Kisco Three men who were interrupted by authorities while burglarizing a Northern Westchester home were successfully apprehended following an extensive chase that utilized the help of K9 units and a helicopter.  The incident began on Friday, Nov. 17 just before 1:45 a.m., when a burglar alarm went off at a Mount Kisco residence on Carlton Drive, prompting a quick police response, according to the Westchester County Police Department. The first officers who arrived at the home soon saw two men run in separate directions from the house into a wooded area. In order to catch them, police establi…
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…
These Westchester Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: Report These Westchester Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: Report
These Westchester Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: Report Two hospitals in Westchester are at the top of their class when it comes to patient safety, according to a new report.  Both Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco and White Plains Hospital were given an "A" grade for patient safety in a new Fall 2023 report by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization that advocates for safety in hospitals.  The new report grades 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 group. The report i…
3-Alarm Blaze Breaks Out At Business In Northern Westchester 3-Alarm Blaze Breaks Out At Business In Northern Westchester
3-Alarm Blaze Breaks Out At Business In Northern Westchester An overnight three-alarm blaze at a store in Northern Westchester prompted a large response from several fire departments and left the business damaged.  The blaze broke out around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Mast Market in Mount Kisco located at 92 South Moger Ave., prompting a response from several fire departments in the area.  According to the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department, the blaze was quickly upgraded to a three-alarm fire because of the size of the building and the amount of firefighters involved in the response. After arriving at the scene of the fire, crews…
24-Year-Old Man Ejected, Critically Injured In Northern Westchester Crash: Police 24-Year-Old Man Ejected, Critically Injured In Northern Westchester Crash: Police
24-Year-Old Man Ejected, Critically Injured In Northern Westchester Crash: Police A serious crash left a 24-year-old man critically injured in Northern Westchester and also resulted in the arrest of an uninvolved person at the scene who allegedly impeded the investigation into the incident, police said.  The crash happened on Sunday, Sept. 17 just before 5:20 p.m. in the area of Advance Auto Parts in Bedford at 794 North Bedford Rd. (Route 117), according to Bedford Police Lt. Jeffrey Gulick.  According to Gulick, arriving officers found that a vehicle collided with a van from behind before coming to rest in the Advance Auto Parts parking lot.  The driver…
Democratic Committee Chair, Son In Northern Westchester Indicted for Campaign-Related Forgery Democratic Committee Chair, Son In Northern Westchester Indicted for Campaign-Related Forgery
Democratic Committee Chair, Son In Northern Westchester Indicted for Campaign-Related Forgery A Democratic chairman in the Hudson Valley and his son have been indicted for alleged election-related fraud. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II announced Wednesday, Sept.13, that following an investigation into forged primary election petitions in Northern Westchester County, William Serratore, age 59, and Carmelo Serratore, age 24, in Mount Kisco, have been indicted and arrested on forgery related charges. The case was handled by the Rockland County District Attorney's Office due to a conflict of interest because William Serratore once served as an assistant …
Beloved Deputy Town Supervisor In Northern Westchester Dies: 'Quiet, Strong, Real, Solid' Beloved Deputy Town Supervisor In Northern Westchester Dies: 'Quiet, Strong, Real, Solid'
Beloved Deputy Town Supervisor In Northern Westchester Dies: 'Quiet, Strong, Real, Solid' A beloved former town employee, husband, and father from Northern Westchester is being remembered for his ever-caring nature despite his stoic outward appearance.  Leo P. Masterson of Cross River, who worked as Comptroller and Deputy Town Supervisor for the town of Lewisboro, died on Thursday, Aug. 24 at the age of 66 after an 11-month battle with peritoneal mesothelioma, according to his obituary.  Born on Staten Island in 1957, Masterson was both a standout student and athlete and played football and baseball in high school. He then went on to continue playing baseball during hi…