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Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including Westchester Store, After 100 Years In Business Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including Westchester Store, After 100 Years In Business
Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including Westchester Store, After 100 Years In Business The largest family-owned chain of musical instrument stores in the nation has announced it will be closing all its locations. Sam Ash Music was founded in 1924, has locations in more than a dozen states, and is headquartered on Long Island, in Hicksville. It currently has 27 stores, including five in New York (White Plains, Carle Place, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Forest Hills), two in New Jersey (in Springfield and Cherry Hill), two in Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia and King of Prussia), one in Connecticut (in New Haven), and one in Virginia (in Richmond). The Ash family made the announcemen…
45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza 45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza
45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza Police arrested some 45 protesting the war in Gaza at Yale University after refusing to leave the campus. The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m., Monday, April 22, in Beinecke Plaza at Yale University in New Haven. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, officers responded to assist the Yale Police Department regarding a protest in the Beinecke Plaza area.  The protesters were told to leave the property or face arrest. Approximately 45 people refused to leave and were charged by Yale officers with criminal trespass, Bruckhart said. They were transported to a…
IDs Released Of 2 Men, 2 Women Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash IDs Released Of 2 Men, 2 Women Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash
IDs Released Of 2 Men, 2 Women Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash The identities have been released of two men and two women all in their 20s who were killed in a horrific wrong-way crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. It happened at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in New Haven County on the southbound side when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in West Haven, Connecticut State Police said.  The pickup truck then crashed into a Nissan Altima while in the left lane.  Following impact, the Silverado entered the center lane and collided with a southbound Nissan Sentra.&…
Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car In Westchester: Police Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car In Westchester: Police
Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car In Westchester: Police A 20-year-old Connecticut man faces several charges after leading authorities on a chase in a stolen vehicle in New York, police announced.  New Haven County resident Shyheim Mcquillar of New Haven was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 15 following an incident earlier in the day involving a vehicle stolen out of New Haven on Sunday, Feb. 11, the City of Rye Police Department announced. According to the department, on Thursday around 8:15 a.m., City of Rye Police officers in Westchester County were alerted to a stolen white Volkswagen Jetta traveling within Rye. Police soon found the…
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…
Yale Condemns  Desecration Of Menorah On New Haven Green Yale Condemns  Desecration Of Menorah On New Haven Green
Yale Condemns Desecration Of Menorah On New Haven Green City officials and Yale University are speaking out after a masked man climbed a public menorah on the New Haven Green and put a Palestinian flag on the structure. Video of the incident shows a protester dressed in black scaling the menorah and sticking a Palestinian flag on one of the candleholders. Several people, who appear to be fellow protesters, can also be seen and heard telling the person to take the flag down. Related: UPenn President Resigns After Backlash Over Congressional Testimony Three other people are heard saying, “Get down!” and "It looks bad for us,” as the prote…
Connecticut Native Norman Lear, Iconic Sitcom Producer, Dies Connecticut Native Norman Lear, Iconic Sitcom Producer, Dies
Connecticut Native Norman Lear, Iconic Sitcom Producer, Dies Legendary television producer Norman Lear died after a lifetime of laughter surrounded by family on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes, according to his obituary. He was 101 years old. Lear, known for creating such iconic situation comedies as "All In the Family," and "Maude," was born in Connecticut in 1922 in New Haven, the eldest child of Jeanette and Hyman "Herman" Lear, a traveling salesman. He grew up in a Jewish household. When Lear was 9 years old and living in Massachusetts with his family in Chelsea in Suffolk County, his father went to prison…
Iconic Pizzeria In Westchester Added To Michelin Guide: 'Well-Deserved Recognition' Iconic Pizzeria In Westchester Added To Michelin Guide: 'Well-Deserved Recognition'
Iconic Pizzeria In Westchester Added To Michelin Guide: 'Well-Deserved Recognition' A Westchester pizzeria with a famous name has earned a spot on the reputable Michelin Guide.  Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, located in Yonkers at 1955 Central Park Ave., is one of the latest additions to the Michelin Guide, which helps readers discover the best restaurants by listing establishments well-received by its reviewers.  In their description of the pizzeria, Michelin writers said that the Yonkers location brings the same level of quality coal-fired pies as the original, iconic location in New Haven, Connecticut.  "Open since 1925, Frank Pepe's has earned cul…
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Westchester Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Westchester
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Westchester With a new round of storms moving from west to east, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for much of the region. The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 for southeastern New York and areas in western as well as coastal Connecticut.  Potentially damaging wind gusts are the primary threat, with potentially damaging hail also possible, according to the National Weather Service. Localized heavy rainfall and lightning are also possible. In New York, the following counties are covered by the watch: New York City: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan…
Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Westchester County With 60-70 MPH Winds, Tornadoes Possible Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Westchester County With 60-70 MPH Winds, Tornadoes Possible
Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Westchester County With 60-70 MPH Winds, Tornadoes Possible A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for most of the region as a potent system develops that will bring drenching downpours, and damaging wind gusts between 60 and 70 miles per hour with 1-inch hail and an isolated tornado. The watch was issued just before 3 p.m. Saturday, July 29, and is in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday. In New York, the watch covers the following counties: All of New York City Nassau Suffolk Westchester Putnam Rockland Orange Dutchess Ulster Sullivan Columbia Greene Albany Rensselaer Schenectady Schoharie Broome  Chenango Delaware Montgomery OtsegoI…
Shark Attack Update: Details Emerge On Connecticut Woman Who Lost Part Of Leg In Caribbean Shark Attack Update: Details Emerge On Connecticut Woman Who Lost Part Of Leg In Caribbean
Shark Attack Update: Details Emerge On Connecticut Woman Who Lost Part Of Leg In Caribbean New details have emerged days after a young Connecticut woman lost part of her leg when she was attacked by a shark in the Caribbean. The 22-year-old was snorkeling near a resort around 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 24 in the Turks and Caicos Islands when the rare attack happened, authorities said. The Turks and Caicos Islands Police Department told Daily Voice it did not know what type of shark was involved in the incident. The woman has now been identified as a resident of the town of Darien in Fairfield County. On Saturday, May 27, the Turks and Caicos Sun reported she is a recent graduate of…
Student Sexually Assaulted At Gunpoint At Her Yale University Residence, Police Say Student Sexually Assaulted At Gunpoint At Her Yale University Residence, Police Say
Student Sexually Assaulted At Gunpoint At Her Yale University Residence, Police Say A Yale University student was sexually assaulted after waking up to find an unknown man pointing a gun at her. The incident took place around 2 a.m., Tuesday, May 9, on the 300 block of Elm Street in New Haven. Yale Police Chief Anthony Campbell said a graduate student was asleep in her residence when she awoke to an unknown male pointing a gun at her.  The man sexually assaulted her and fled the residence, the chief said. The victim was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital.  New Haven Police are investigating, and Yale Police have increased patrols in the area and are assist…
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Westchester ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Westchester
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Westchester The identity of a man who was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in Westchester has been released.  The man, who was hit by the train on Thursday, April 6 around 1:20 p.m. at Harrison Station, is identified as 57-year-old Saratoga County resident John Styczynski of Clifton Park, according to MTA officials.  Earlier Report - Person Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Harrison, Causing Delays Styczynski had been on the tracks without authorization when he was struck by a train heading from New Haven to Grand Central Station.  As a result of the incident, …
Person Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester, Causing Delays Person Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester, Causing Delays
Person Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester, Causing Delays Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Westchester Metro-North officials are investigating the death of a person who was fatally struck by a train in Westchester.  The incident happened on Thursday, April 6 around 1:20 p.m. at Harrison Station, when an unauthorized person on the tracks was hit and killed by a train that had been heading to Grand Central Station from New Haven, according to MTA spokesperson Meghan Keegan.  As a result of the incident, the New Haven Line is now experiencing delays of 10 to 15 minutes.&n…
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued With 58 MPH Wind Gusts, Hail, Isolated Tornadoes Possible Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued With 58 MPH Wind Gusts, Hail, Isolated Tornadoes Possible
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued With 58 MPH Wind Gusts, Hail, Isolated Tornadoes Possible A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect for the region as a band of storms moves from the west to the east. The watch went into effect at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, April 1, and lasts until 10 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service announced. New York counties covered by the watch are: Albany Bronx  Columbia  Dutchess  Fulton  Greene Herkimer Kings (Brooklyn) Montgomery Nassau New York (Manhattan) Orange Putnam Queens Rensselaer Richmond (Staten Island) Rockland Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Suffolk Ulster Westchester Connecticut counties covered by the watch are: …
Severe Weather Threat Upgraded For Region: Here's Time Frame For Approaching Thunderstorms Severe Weather Threat Upgraded For Region: Here's Time Frame For Approaching Thunderstorms
Severe Weather Threat Upgraded For Region: Here's Time Frame For Approaching Thunderstorms The threat of severe weather from an approaching round of thunderstorms has just been upgraded for most of the region. Storm activity is expected from west to east from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 1. The area covers New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, and Orange counties, and Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, and New London counties in Connecticut. (See the image above.) "The Storm Prediction Center has placed the area in an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms this evening," the National Weather Service said in a statement issued mid-Saturday afternoon. "…
Support Pours In For Family Of 5 Young People Killed In Westchester Crash Support Pours In For Family Of 5 Young People Killed In Westchester Crash
Support Pours In For Family Of 5 Young People Killed In Westchester Crash In the wake of a horrific SUV crash that took the lives of five young people, support is pouring in to help pay for the funerals of those lost. The children were all killed in a single-vehicle crash in Westchester County around 12:20 a.m. on Sunday, March 19 on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway in Scarsdale. The crash killed four boys and one girl from Derby, Connecticut, located near New Haven, officials said. The victims ranged in age from 8 to 17.  A 9-year-old, the only survivor, managed to escape out a shattered back window with non-life-threatening injuries. Earlier rep…
Ex-Northern Westchester Resident Gwyneth Paltrow Stops By Eatery, Citing 'Most Perfect Pizza' Ex-Northern Westchester Resident Gwyneth Paltrow Stops By Eatery, Citing 'Most Perfect Pizza'
Ex-Northern Westchester Resident Gwyneth Paltrow Stops By Eatery, Citing 'Most Perfect Pizza' Gwyneth Paltrow showed her appreciation for a longtime Connecticut pizzeria. The actress, who has appeared in films including "Shakespeare in Love" and "Emma," paid a visit to Sally's Apizza in New Haven. The pizzeria, located at 237 Wooster St., shared a photo from Paltrow's visit in a Facebook post, along with a photo of a message she wrote on a pizza box thanking the staff. "For all the amazing people @ Sally's Apizza," the note reads. "Thank you for the most perfect pizza." Paltrow is a former Northern Westchester resident, who lived in Waccabuc.
Search Intensifies For Suspect In Murder Of 11-Month-Old Daughter In Connecticut Search Intensifies For Suspect In Murder Of 11-Month-Old Daughter In Connecticut
Search Intensifies For Suspect In Murder Of 11-Month-Old Daughter In Connecticut Updated story: Caught! Connecticut Father Wanted For Stabbing, Dismembering Toddler Apprehended, Police Say Federal, state, and local law enforcement have stepped up their search and increased the reward for a Connecticut man wanted for allegedly stabbing and dismembering his 11-month-old daughter. Police say Christopher Francisquini, age 31, of Naugatuck, killed Camilla Francisquini on Friday, Nov. 18 in Naugatuck. The search now includes massive electronic billboards along highways and an increased reward of $25,000 by the FBI. “Christopher, if you are listening, the search will not st…
Cancer-Causing Chemical Found In More Shampoo Products, Independent Laboratory's Study Reveals Cancer-Causing Chemical Found In More Shampoo Products, Independent Laboratory's Study Reveals
Cancer-Causing Chemical Found In More Shampoo Products, Independent Laboratory's Study Reveals An independent laboratory is reporting that it has found a cancer-causing chemical in more batches of shampoo products.  Earlier Report - Recall Issued Issued For Several Shampoo Products Due To Possible Cancer-Causing Agents Many brands of dry shampoo products -- including some Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI, and TRESemmé products -- had already been recalled by manufacturer Unilever containing the cancer-causing chemical benzene in an announcement made on Tuesday, Oct. 18. On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the independent laboratory Valisure, based in New Haven, Connecticut, reported f…
CT Man Sentenced For Scams That Defrauded Hundreds Of Victims Across US Out Of Millions CT Man Sentenced For Scams That Defrauded Hundreds Of Victims Across US Out Of Millions
CT Man Sentenced For Scams That Defrauded Hundreds Of Victims Across US Out Of Millions A Connecticut man who took part in a massive scheme defrauding elderly victims out of millions of dollars is heading to federal prison. Rodney Thomas, age 31, of New Haven, was sentenced to six years behind bars Tuesday, Aug. 23 in federal court in Bridgeport after a jury convicted him of multiple charges stemming from the scheme. Federal prosecutors said Thomas and several others bilked 200 elderly victims across the country out of more than $5 million through bogus lottery and romance scams carried out between August 2015 and March 2020. Some unsuspecting victims were duped into sendin…
Iconic Pizzeria With Location In Westchester Planning New Shop In Florida Iconic Pizzeria With Location In Westchester Planning New Shop In Florida
Iconic Pizzeria With Location In Westchester Planning New Shop In Florida An iconic pizzeria chain with a location in Westchester County is reportedly going to expand far beyond in roots in the region and open a new location in Florida, according to Naples Florida Weekly. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana has plans to open in the Sunshine State, a Trinity Commercial Group representative confirmed to the news outlet. “We have no immediate plans to search in SW Florida for Frank Pepe’s but we have signed some leases in Southeast Florida and continue to actively search on this [east] coast,” the group emailed Naples Florida Weekly.  The pizzeria chain currently …
COVID-19: Biden Tests Positive, Has 'Mild Symptoms' COVID-19: Biden Tests Positive, Has 'Mild Symptoms'
Covid-19: Biden Tests Positive, Has 'Mild Symptoms' President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced on Thursday morning, July 21. The 79-year-old Biden, who is fully vaccinated and double boosted, is "experiencing very mild symptoms," the White House says. Biden tested posted after a trip to Somerset, Massachusetts on Wednesday, July 20. Biden has begun taking the therapeutic Paxlovid, the White House said. "Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time," the White House said. "He has been in contact with members of …
This Connecticut City 'Coming Up’ After Decades Of Crime, New York Times Says This Connecticut City 'Coming Up’ After Decades Of Crime, New York Times Says
This Connecticut City 'Coming Up’ After Decades Of Crime, New York Times Says A Connecticut city is "coming up" thanks to its quality dining, architecture, and more following decades of crime, according to a new profile from The New York Times. The news outlet reported in a profile published on Wednesday, June 1, that New Haven residents have shared the ways that the city is seeing improvements in recent years following efforts to decrease crime and increase home ownership. Monika Mittelholzer, a resident who works as an administrative assistant at the Yale University School of Medicine, told the Times that when she first moved to the area in 2002, she didn't have a …
Missing Yale University Employee Found Dead On Long Island Shoreline Missing Yale University Employee Found Dead On Long Island Shoreline
Missing Yale University Employee Found Dead On Long Island Shoreline The body of a 44-year-old Yale University employee was located on the Long Island shoreline nearly three months after he was reported missing.  Anton Sovetov's body was found on Saturday, April 30, the university announced on Wednesday, May 4. The university said Sovetov's cause of death is under investigation by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Yale and New Haven police departments are also assisting police in Suffolk County with the investigation into Sovetov’s disappearance, the university said.  “We will continue to do all we can in the face of this ter…
New Haven Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin, Cocaine, Crack New Haven Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin, Cocaine, Crack
New Haven Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin, Cocaine, Crack A 33-year-old man has been sentenced for distributing heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine in Connecticut. Darryl Russell, of New Haven, was sentenced on Monday, April 11, to 27 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, according to Leonard Boyle, United States attorney for the District of Connecticut. New Haven Police encountered James Lee on March 13, 2021, when he was sitting in a car that had fled police days prior, and police searched Lee's person and found $3,815 and $3,443 in the car, the DA's Office reported. Police also found heroin, crack cocaine, and coc…
Police Beef Up Patrols At Transportation Venues After NYC Rush-Hour Subway Attack Police Beef Up Patrols At Transportation Venues After NYC Rush-Hour Subway Attack
Police Beef Up Patrols At Transportation Venues After NYC Rush-Hour Subway Attack Law enforcement agencies in the Northeast are ramping up security at transportation hubs as police search for a wanted man who injured more than a dozen people in a shooting at a New York City subway station on Tuesday, April 12. A shooter reportedly sporting a gas mask and construction vest opened fire before fleeing the scene in Brooklyn at Sunset Park in the area of 36th Street and 4th Avenue, striking at least 10 people. Original story - 10 Shot, 16 Injured On NYC Subway By Suspect Possibly Wearing Gas Mask, Vest In response, police agencies in the region announced that they were close…
Watch: Two Proud Pigs Square Off Against Black Bear During Altercation In Region Watch: Two Proud Pigs Square Off Against Black Bear During Altercation In Region
Watch: Two Proud Pigs Square Off Against Black Bear During Altercation In Region A brand-new video shows two pigs fighting a black bear that crawled into their pen in Connecticut. WTNH, the ABC-TV affiliate in New Haven, published the video on Friday, March 18, which was sent from the owner of the pigs in the Litchfield County town of New Milford. The Ring camera footage shows the pigs fighting and chasing away a black bear after the bear crawled into their pen. The owner, Kevin David, told the news outlet the pigs are doing well and he believes the bear is a cub. Watch the full video on the WTNH YouTube channel.
Nor'easter: Here's A Brand-New Rundown Of Snowfall Totals From Throughout Region Nor'easter: Here's A Brand-New Rundown Of Snowfall Totals From Throughout Region
Nor'easter: Here's A Brand-New Rundown Of Snowfall Totals From Throughout Region Snowfall totals from the powerful Nor'easter that slammed the region ranged from more than two feet to several inches. Here are totals from the National Weather Service and other reports from at or around sunset on Saturday, Jan. 29. If you don't see your hometown, leave the total by posting a comment below. New York New York City Central Park, 8.3 inches Nassau County Elmont, 17.3 inches Jericho, 12 inches Levittown, 19.2 inches Massapequa, 16 inches Plainedge, 16 inches  Seaford, 12 inches Syosset, 14 inches Wantagh, 14 inches Suffolk County Amit…
Nine Charged With Stealing $1.3M Worth of Vehicles In NY, NJ, CT, MA, PA Shipping Them Overseas Nine Charged With Stealing $1.3M Worth of Vehicles In NY, NJ, CT, MA, PA Shipping Them Overseas
Nine Charged With Stealing $1.3M Worth of Vehicles In NY, NJ, CT, MA, PA Shipping Them Overseas An international ring of identity thieves stole $1.3 million worth of vehicles and watercraft from dealerships in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, using fraudulently obtained digital driver's licenses, authorities charged. Nine defendants used the stolen identities of US citizens in Puerto Rico -- along with fake Puerto Rico driver’s licenses, Social Security cards, debit cards, and birth certificates -- to obtain the licenses from motor vehicle agencies in Jersey City and North Bergen, Acting New Jersey Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck said. They used tho…
Three Ivy League Universities Evacuate Campuses After Bomb Threats Days After Threat At Yale Three Ivy League Universities Evacuate Campuses After Bomb Threats Days After Threat At Yale
Three Ivy League Universities Evacuate Campuses After Bomb Threats Days After Threat At Yale Investigations are underway after bomb threats have led to evacuations on three Ivy League campuses on Sunday, Nov. 7, multiple news outlets are reporting. Columbia University in New York City, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, were all evacuated on Sunday afternoon due to bomb threats, ABC News said. NBC New York reported that Columbia University confirmed that it had received the threats at about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. New York City Police Department deemed the threats not credible later that day, the university reported. UPDATE:…