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Longtime Firefighter, Marine, Navy Veteran From Westchester Dies: 'An Icon' Longtime Firefighter, Marine, Navy Veteran From Westchester Dies: 'An Icon'
Longtime Firefighter, Marine, Navy Veteran From Westchester Dies: 'An Icon' A beloved firefighter and veteran from Westchester is being remembered for his lifetime of service to others and his legendary clam-shucking skills.  Rye Brook resident Raymond Nethercott, the most senior member of the Port Chester Fire Department's Washington Engine & Hose Co. #4, died on Wednesday, June 26 at the age of 92, according to his obituary.  Born and raised in Port Chester, Nethercott graduated from Port Chester High School before going on to serve in the US Navy between 1951 and 1955. Nethercott also served in the Marines, his obituary said.  Once …
Retired Westchester Detective Appears On TV Episode Spotlighting Brutal Murder Case Retired Westchester Detective Appears On TV Episode Spotlighting Brutal Murder Case
Retired Westchester Detective Appears On TV Episode Spotlighting Brutal Murder Case A retired Westchester County detective appeared on an episode of a true crime television series focusing on the notorious murder of Ben Novack, Jr. at a hotel in the area.  Retired Detective Sergeant Terence Wilson of the Rye Brook Police Department appeared on an episode of Oxygen Network's "Sins of the South," the department announced on social media on Tuesday, June 11.  The episode, which aired on Sunday, June 9, focused on the July 2009 homicide of Ben Novack, Jr., who was killed while staying at the Rye Town Hilton on July 12, 2009.  Related Report - New TV …
President Biden To Visit Westchester: Here's When President Biden To Visit Westchester: Here's When
President Biden To Visit Westchester: Here's When President Joe Biden will soon be making a stop in the region as part of a celebrity fundraising event. New, updated report: Biden's Irvington Visit To Impact Traffic, Cause Closures Biden will make his visit on Thursday, April 25 in Westchester County to a fundraising event in the village of Irvington-on-Hudson hosted by actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, according to the event's webpage.  The exact location of the event has not yet been announced. The cheapest tickets for the fundraising events will cost $3,300, while the most expensive will cost as much…
Lanes Reopen After Dislodged Container Blocks Parkway In Westchester Lanes Reopen After Dislodged Container Blocks Parkway In Westchester
Lanes Reopen After Dislodged Container Blocks Parkway In Westchester This story has been updated. All lanes of a busy parkway in Westchester have reopened after a dislodged container temporarily blocked it off.  The incident happened on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway in Rye Brook, where the container blocked the left lane near Exit 27 (King Street), Westchester County Police announced on Tuesday, April 16, adding that the lane was open again as of 4 p.m.  No information on how the container became dislodged was released. 
Longtime Southern Westchester BOCES Employee Dies At Age 47 Longtime Southern Westchester BOCES Employee Dies At Age 47
Longtime Southern Westchester Boces Employee Dies At Age 47 A longtime tech worker in the Hudson Valley died at the age of 47 at his home. Jamie Brian Paterson of Hyde Park, a lifelong Dutchess County resident, lived in of Hyde Park and was born in Poughkeepsie to Daniel M. Paterson and Linda J. (Steele) Paterson. Paterson graduated from FDR High School in Hyde Park in 1994 and then from Dutchess Community College. He was a longtime employee of Southern Westchester BOCES in Rye Brook where he worked in their IT department as a systems engineer, according to his obituary. When he was not working, his obituary said Paterson enjoyed camping, bowling,…
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…
Lane Closure To Affect Stretch Of Parkway In Westchester For Week Lane Closure To Affect Stretch Of Parkway In Westchester For Week
Lane Closure To Affect Stretch Of Parkway In Westchester For Week A long stretch of a parkway in Westchester is set to be affected by lane reductions in order to allow crews to perform work, officials announced.  One lane of both directions of the Hutchinson River Parkway between Exit 4 (Route 1/Boston Post Road) in Pelham Manor and Exit 19 (Route 120A/King Street) in Rye Brook will close on weeknights beginning on Monday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Dec. 3 between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  The lanes will be closed for a mobile operation that will facilitate construction work for pav…
Blaze Damages 12-Story Vacant Building On Old Hospital Property In Westchester Blaze Damages 12-Story Vacant Building On Old Hospital Property In Westchester
Blaze Damages 12-Story Vacant Building On Old Hospital Property In Westchester Several fire departments had to race to an old hospital property in Westchester after a debris pile near a 12-story vacant building went up in flames.  The incident happened on Tuesday, Nov. 7 around 3:30 p.m., when firefighters responded to the old United Hospital property in Port Chester in the area of Boston Post Road and High Street, where a debris pile behind a 12-story vacant residential building had ignited.  According to the Port Chester Fire Department, arriving crews stretched lines to the pile and were able to extinguish the bulk of the flames. In the meantime…
Blaze Breaks Out At 4-Story Apartment Building In Westchester Blaze Breaks Out At 4-Story Apartment Building In Westchester
Blaze Breaks Out At 4-Story Apartment Building In Westchester A fire that sparked in the laundry room at a Westchester apartment building prompted a fast response from several departments in the area.  The incident happened on Friday, Oct. 13 around 3 p.m., when crews were sent to an apartment building in Port Chester at 140 Grace Church St. for a reported fire.  According to the Port Chester Fire Department, arriving crews found smoke pouring out of the four-story building, which had been occupied by residents at the time.  Firefighters then found that the blaze had originated in the laundry room on the ground floor and quickly e…
Vehicle Fire Rages In Westchester: Photos Vehicle Fire Rages In Westchester: Photos
Vehicle Fire Rages In Westchester: Photos A raging vehicle fire in Westchester near the Fairfield County line kept crews busy for an extended amount of time.  The blaze happened on Thursday morning, Aug. 17 in the village of Port Chester near the border with Greenwich, the village's fire department said.  Because the car's fuel tank had become compromised, the effort to extinguish the flames became an "extended operation," according to the department.  The Greenwich, Rye Brook, and Purchase Fire Departments also helped put out the blaze.  The exact location and cause of the fire has not yet been made available…
Tractor-Trailer Bursts Into Flames On I-287 In Westchester Tractor-Trailer Bursts Into Flames On I-287 In Westchester
Tractor-Trailer Bursts Into Flames On I-287 In Westchester A tractor-trailer fire on a highway in Westchester caused a plume of smoke to soar into the air as the vehicle was fully engulfed.  The incident happened on Monday, July 24 around 5:30 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 287 in Port Chester near Exit 11, according to the Port Chester Fire Department.  When crews arrived at the blaze, they found the vehicle's occupants outside and knew the response would be prolonged because of the intensity of the flames, the department said.  With the help of the Rye, Rye Brook, and Purchase Fire Departments, the fire was eventually put out after several hours.…
Car Crashes Into Residence, Causes Structural Damage In Westchester Car Crashes Into Residence, Causes Structural Damage In Westchester
Car Crashes Into Residence, Causes Structural Damage In Westchester A residence in Westchester suffered structural damage after a car jumped a curb and crashed into it, fire officials said.  The incident happened on Friday, June 23 around 1 p.m., when firefighters from both the Port Chester and Rye Brook fire departments were sent to 43 Avon Circle in Rye Brook on a report of a car crashing into a building.  Once crews arrived at the scene, they determined that a vehicle had jumped the curb and crashed into the two-story residence, which had been occupied at the time.  Soon, firefighters found structural damage in the building's basement and…
Know Them? Police Searching For Young Trespassing Suspects In Westchester Know Them? Police Searching For Young Trespassing Suspects In Westchester
Know Them? Police Searching For Young Trespassing Suspects In Westchester Authorities are asking for help from the public in locating two suspects who illegally entered a closed former hotel in Westchester.  The trespassing incident happened in Rye Brook on Tuesday night, June 13, when two young suspects unlawfully entered the former Westchester Hilton located at 699 Westchester Ave., according to Rye Brook Police.  The hotel closed its doors in 2020.  Anyone with information as to the suspects' identity is asked to call Rye Brook Police at 914-937-7437.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Know Them? Teen Trio Steals Alcohol From CVS In Westchester: Police Know Them? Teen Trio Steals Alcohol From CVS In Westchester: Police
Know Them? Teen Trio Steals Alcohol From CVS In Westchester: Police Police are asking for help from the public in identifying three teenagers who they say stole several cases of alcoholic beverages from a CVS in Westchester.  The theft happened on Sunday, May 28 just after 5:30 p.m., when three male suspects believed to be teenagers stole several cases of alcohol from a CVS located in Rye Brook at 182 South Ridge St., according to Rye Brook Police. Police released the following description of the suspects:  One suspect is described as a white male with blonde hair who was wearing a black Nike T-shirt and black pants; The second suspect is descri…
Netflix Series Starring Robert De Niro To Be Filmed In Westchester Netflix Series Starring Robert De Niro To Be Filmed In Westchester
Netflix Series Starring Robert De Niro To Be Filmed In Westchester Locals might want to keep their eyes peeled for filming crews, as scenes for a Netflix limited television series starring famed actor Robert De Niro are set to be shot in Westchester County.  The scenes, meant for the limited series "Article Two," also known as "Zero Day,"  will be shot in the village of Rye Brook over several days in July 2023, according to the Rye Brook Village Board of Trustees, which voted to approve the filming during their meeting held on Thursday, May 25.  The scene, which will involve a stunt depicting a woman in an Uber being hit by an oncoming train, will be shot…
Company Admits Responsibility In Westchester Mercury Contamination, Will Pay Clean-Up Costs Company Admits Responsibility In Westchester Mercury Contamination, Will Pay Clean-Up Costs
Company Admits Responsibility In Westchester Mercury Contamination, Will Pay Clean-Up Costs A company will be required to pay thousands of dollars in clean-up costs after admitting that it contributed to mercury contamination in Westchester.  New York-based United Alloys and Steel Corporation has agreed to pay $260,000 in clean-up costs after admitting that it arranged for the disposal and treatment of mercury at a Rye Brook refinery site that led to the contaminant being released into the environment, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Wednesday, March 8.  According to federal officials, the corporation contributed to t…
Car With Missing Tire Leads Cops On Chase Through Parks In Westchester, Injures Officers Car With Missing Tire Leads Cops On Chase Through Parks In Westchester, Injures Officers
Car With Missing Tire Leads Cops On Chase Through Parks In Westchester, Injures Officers A man faces numerous charges after leading police on a chase throughout Fairfield County and Westchester in a stolen vehicle with a missing tire, resulting in officers sustaining injuries and severe damage to parks.  The chase began during the early morning of Friday, Feb. 24 around 3:20 a.m., when police in Port Chester were alerted by the Greenwich PD that a vehicle that had been stolen ten minutes prior in Mamaroneck was heading toward the village's border on Putnam Avenue.  Port Chester PD units then swiftly headed toward the area to apprehend the suspect and found that the ve…
Mother, Son Lose Everything In Westchester House Fire: Here's How To Help Mother, Son Lose Everything In Westchester House Fire: Here's How To Help
Mother, Son Lose Everything In Westchester House Fire: Here's How To Help A mother and son lost who lost all of their belongings in a Westchester County house fire are now seeking help from the community in rebuilding their lives.  The blaze happened on Tuesday evening, Jan. 31, around 6:40 p.m., when firefighters responded to a two-and-a-half-story home in Port Chester on Soundview Street that had caught on fire, according to the Port Chester Fire Department.  Once arriving at the scene, firefighters saw heavy flames coming out of the home's second-story windows and called for help from surrounding fire departments, including those from Rye Brook, City of Rye, …
Firefighters Respond To Tractor Trailer Rollover, Car Fire On I-287 In Westchester In Same Hour Firefighters Respond To Tractor Trailer Rollover, Car Fire On I-287 In Westchester In Same Hour
Firefighters Respond To Tractor Trailer Rollover, Car Fire On I-287 In Westchester In Same Hour One fire department in Westchester County faced a busy afternoon after responding to both a tractor-trailer rollover and a car fire on the same highway just minutes apart from each other.  On Monday, Dec. 12 at around 1:25 p.m., firefighters responded to the ramp from Interstate 687 to Interstate 287 in Harrison after a tractor-trailer flipped over, according to the Purchase Fire Department.  After arriving at the scene, fire officials found that a modular home had come off of the trailer as a result of the accident. Luckily, though, there were no injuries, according to the f…
Update: Missing 15-Year-Old Westchester Girl Found Update: Missing 15-Year-Old Westchester Girl Found
Update: Missing 15-Year-Old Westchester Girl Found Update: A Westchester County girl who went missing has been located. Reina Rolon, age 15, ran away from her grandmother's Rye Brook residence on Friday, Dec. 9 at around 6 p.m., Rye Brook Police said. On Monday night, Dec. 12, the Rye Brook PD announced she has been reunited with her family. Original report: A Westchester County girl has gone missing and authorities are asking for the public's help in locating him. Reina Rolon, age 15, ran away from her grandmother's Rye Brook residence on Friday, Dec. 9 at around 6 p.m., Rye Brook Police said. Anyone with information on her whereabout…
Plan Ahead: Lane Closures To Affect Busy Roads In Westchester County Plan Ahead: Lane Closures To Affect Busy Roads In Westchester County
Plan Ahead: Lane Closures To Affect Busy Roads In Westchester County Lane closures are set to slow down traffic for commuters on a busy parkway in Westchester County. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., northbound lanes of both the Hutchinson River Parkway and King Street in Rye Brook are scheduled to be closed for road work, according to the Rye Brook Police Department.  The roadways will still be open to traffic, but only one lane will be open, police said.  Work on the southbound lanes of both roadways was completed on Monday, Dec. 5.  "Please plan ahead and leave extra time on your commute!" police said. 
12 Westchester Businesses Named To Prestigious Inc. Magazine List 12 Westchester Businesses Named To Prestigious Inc. Magazine List
12 Westchester Businesses Named To Prestigious Inc. Magazine List Twelve Westchester County businesses were named to a prestigious list that recognizes businesses for their notable growth. The Westchester County Office of Economic Development reported that a dozen local businesses were named to Inc. Magazine's 2022 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies. “Privately held companies are an important component of Westchester County’s economy. We’re proud to have 12 companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 list and commend them on their impressive growth," Westchester County Executive George Latimer. The following businesses were named to this ye…
US Settles With 4 Parties For Release Of Toxic Mercury In Westchester County Village US Settles With 4 Parties For Release Of Toxic Mercury In Westchester County Village
US Settles With 4 Parties For Release Of Toxic Mercury In Westchester County Village Four companies will pay out nearly half a million dollars to the federal government for their role in contaminating a Westchester County neighborhood with thousands of pounds of toxic mercury. As part of a consent decree settling a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday, Sept. 13, in federal court in White Plains, the four companies admitted to delivering mercury to Port Refinery, a mercury refining business in the Village of Rye Brook. Port Refinery operated out of a two-story garage that was bordered by private homes on three sides, according to the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District. Th…
SiriusXM Notification Leads Police To Stolen SUV, 3 Suspects In Westchester SiriusXM Notification Leads Police To Stolen SUV, 3 Suspects In Westchester
SiriusXM Notification Leads Police To Stolen SUV, 3 Suspects In Westchester A report from SiriusXM about a stolen SUV led to the arrests of three suspects in Westchester County. Police received a report from SiriusXM at about 2:10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, about a stolen Infiniti QX60 that was stopped in Rye Brook on Holly Lane, the Rye Brook Police Department reported. Officers found the SUV in the area and determined that it had been stolen from Fairfield County, on Saturday, Aug. 20, in Stamford, according to the report. The three occupants of the Infiniti, identified as Jovani Bahadur, Jaden Stewart, and Adajjh Stewart, all 21-year-old residents of Queens, were…
Multiple Agencies Respond To Hazmat Situation At Costco In Westchester Multiple Agencies Respond To Hazmat Situation At Costco In Westchester
Multiple Agencies Respond To Hazmat Situation At Costco In Westchester Multiple agencies responded to a "hazmat incident" at a Costco in Westchester County. Firefighters received a report of smoke in the Costco located in Port Chester at 1 Westchester Ave. at about 2:10 p.m. on Monday, June 20, according to the Port Chester Police Department. Authorities determined that the smoke wasn't from a fire, but that there was a large freon leak on the second floor of the building, the fire department reported. The cause of the leak remains under investigation, officials said. Units from Rye Brook, Purchase, the town and village of Mamaroneck, Rye, Valhalla, and Port…
Suspect At Large After Standoff With Police In Westchester Suspect At Large After Standoff With Police In Westchester
Suspect At Large After Standoff With Police In Westchester A manhunt is underway in the Hudson Valley for a man wanted for his role in an alleged domestic dispute. In Rockland County, the Ramapo Police Department enlisted the aid of law enforcement agencies in Westchester on Wednesday, April 20, as they attempted to serve an arrest warrant for a man wanted for a domestic incident reportedly involving a shotgun. According to police, the suspect, John Larywon, age 29, menaced his girlfriend with a shotgun in Rockland on Wednesday before reportedly fleeing to his mother’s home in the BelleFair neighborhood in Rye Brook. Members of the Rye Brook Pol…
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…
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 …
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…