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$20M To Go Toward Improving Deteriorating Northern Westchester Roadway $20M To Go Toward Improving Deteriorating Northern Westchester Roadway
$20M To Go Toward Improving Deteriorating Northern Westchester Roadway State officials have announced that tens of millions of dollars are set to fund much-needed improvements on a well-traveled but neglected thoroughfare in Northern Westchester. In an announcement on Wednesday, May 8, New York State Sen. Pete Harckham and Assemblymember Dana Levenberg revealed that $20 million in funds would go toward improving conditions on a stretch of the Briarcliff Manor – Peekskill Parkway (Route 9A). The funding, set aside by the New York State Department of Transportation, will cover the segment of Route 9A between the Taconic State Parkway and Pleasantville …
In Fursuit: Search For Cubs Underway After Mama Bear Killed On Taconic State Parkway In Fursuit: Search For Cubs Underway After Mama Bear Killed On Taconic State Parkway
In Fursuit: Search For Cubs Underway After Mama Bear Killed On Taconic State Parkway Despite social media buzz and some help from a couple of drone operators, there’s still no sign of a family of black bear cubs days after their mama was struck and killed on a highway in the region. The Columbia County incident happened Friday evening, April 19, on the Taconic State Parkway near Exit 99 in the hamlet of Spencertown. Two or three 10-pound cubs that are still nursing were left orphaned when the adult bear was hit and killed, according to the wildlife nonprofit Lucky Rehabilitation Center. “We located the body of their mom and will be gathering hair samples this morning in th…
Northern Westchester Man Flown To Hospital After Being Ejected From Vehicle Northern Westchester Man Flown To Hospital After Being Ejected From Vehicle
Northern Westchester Man Flown To Hospital After Being Ejected From Vehicle A Northern Westchester man was flown to a hospital after being ejected from his vehicle in a Hudson Valley crash.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Saturday, April 13 just before 10:30 a.m., when a 67-year-old Yorktown Heights man was ejected from his motorcycle on Barger Street near Florence Road in Putnam Valley, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said on Monday, April 15.  Arriving deputies soon found the man lying on the roadway and spoke with eyewitnesses, who said he had taken a left out of Florence Road and had headed south before losing control of his motorcycle f…
Village Seeks $20M To Help Fix 'Outdated, Dilapidated' Main Route In Northern Westchester Village Seeks $20M To Help Fix 'Outdated, Dilapidated' Main Route In Northern Westchester
Village Seeks $20M To Help Fix 'Outdated, Dilapidated' Main Route In Northern Westchester A village in Northern Westchester is urging state officials to allocate $20 million toward designing improvements for a busy main route that has fallen into disrepair.  In an announcement on Thursday, March 21, Briarcliff Manor village officials urged New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and the State Assembly to allocate $20 million in the new state budget for the preliminary design of improvements for Route 9A, which they say is "outdated and dilapidated."  The request follows the completion of a yearlong study into Route 9A conducted by the New York State Department of Transportation. I…
Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Parkway In Northern Westchester: Police Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Parkway In Northern Westchester: Police
Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Parkway In Northern Westchester: Police Three women face criminal charges after authorities caught them in a vehicle containing over $3,000 worth of stolen merchandise during a traffic stop on a Northern Westchester parkway, police said. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Wednesday, March 13 just before 7:30 p.m., when an officer pulled over a vehicle on the Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown, the town's police department said on Monday, March 18. While investigating, the officer found stolen merchandise inside the car with a value of more than $3,000. Police then contained the merchandise's owner, who confirmed to officers t…
Crash Causes Injuries, Heavy Traffic On Taconic Parkway Crash Causes Injuries, Heavy Traffic On Taconic Parkway
Crash Causes Injuries, Heavy Traffic On Taconic Parkway A crash resulted in injuries and a heavy traffic jam on a busy parkway in the Hudson Valley. The incident happened on the Putnam and Dutchess County line on Monday, Jan. 8 just before 5:30 p.m., when the Kent Fire Department received a report of three cars becoming involved in a crash on the northbound Taconic State Parkway.    Arriving first responders found one vehicle in the left lane with damage to its front end. The driver of this car was evaluated but refused medical transport, firefighters said. The vehicle was later removed by a towing company.  In the aftermath of …
Drunk Man Caught Driving On Rim In Northern Westchester: Police Drunk Man Caught Driving On Rim In Northern Westchester: Police
Drunk Man Caught Driving On Rim In Northern Westchester: Police A 58-year-old man faces drunk driving charges after he was caught traveling with a flat tire on a Northern Westchester road, police said. The events leading up to the man's arrest began on Saturday, Dec. 24 around 12:45 a.m., when authorities in Yorktown received a report of a vehicle driving on its rim on Old Yorktown Road (Route 132).  According to Yorktown Police, officers soon found the car driving south on Old Yorktown Road at the Taconic State Parkway overpass and saw it allegedly move unsafely from its lane. They then pulled the vehicle over and identified the driver as Bronx re…
New Update: ID Released For Police Officer Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash New Update: ID Released For Police Officer Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash
New Update: ID Released For Police Officer Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash Officials have identified a police officer killed in a crash while investigating another accident. Earlier report: East Fishkill Police Officer Killed After Running Off Taconic Parkway, Hitting Tree The incident happened around 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 18 on the Taconic State Parkway in East Fishkill. East Fishkill Police Department officer Daniel P. DiDato, age 47, was traveling to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla to continue an investigation with an accident victim when his vehicle ran off the road and hit a tree. He was transported to MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsi…
Update: 'Unauthorized' Stuck Tractor-Trailer Blocks Lanes On Taconic In Northern Westchester Update: 'Unauthorized' Stuck Tractor-Trailer Blocks Lanes On Taconic In Northern Westchester
Update: 'Unauthorized' Stuck Tractor-Trailer Blocks Lanes On Taconic In Northern Westchester This story has been updated. An unauthorized tractor-trailer became stuck in the median on a stretch of the Taconic State Parkway, blocking lanes, and causing hours-long gridlock. The incident began to unfold in Westchester County around 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, in New Castle at mile marker 10. As a result of the incident, all southbound lanes of the parkway at the scene were closed to traffic. Vehicles that were on the parkway at the time began slowly passing the truck on the shoulder, New York State Police said. Details about how the tractor-trailer entered the parkway, and then…
Stolen Ambulette Drives Wrong Way, Crashes Into Cop Cruisers In Northern Westchester: Police Stolen Ambulette Drives Wrong Way, Crashes Into Cop Cruisers In Northern Westchester: Police
Stolen Ambulette Drives Wrong Way, Crashes Into Cop Cruisers In Northern Westchester: Police Two people face charges after driving a stolen ambulette the wrong way on several parkways in Northern Westchester before eventually crashing into police cars, authorities said. The incident began on Wednesday morning, Nov. 22 when a stolen ambulette was found in Ossining on Route 9 near Snowden Avenue, according to Ossining Police.  Authorities then tried to pull the vehicle over, but it kept driving and eventually entered the Taconic State Parkway where it began traveling in the wrong direction, police said.  Because an Ossining Police sergeant decided that too many people woul…
Car Rolls Over, Lands On Brush By Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester Car Rolls Over, Lands On Brush By Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester
Car Rolls Over, Lands On Brush By Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester A vehicle was heavily damaged after rolling over and landing in an embankment on the side of the Taconic State Parkway in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened just before 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13 on the northbound Taconic State Parkway in Millwood, according to the Millwood Volunteer Fire Co. #1.  Arriving firefighters and police soon found that the vehicle had left the parkway, rolled over, and landed back on its wheels on top of brush inside an embankment, the fire department said.  Crews then worked to stabilize the car and remained at the scene for over an hour …
Update: Worker Falls From Scaffolding At Taconic Parkway Bridge In Northern Westchester Update: Worker Falls From Scaffolding At Taconic Parkway Bridge In Northern Westchester
Update: Worker Falls From Scaffolding At Taconic Parkway Bridge In Northern Westchester A construction worker was hospitalized with serious injuries after falling from scaffolding over a bridge located on the Taconic State Parkway in Northern Westchester, fire officials said.  The incident happened on Wednesday, Nov. 8 around 2:45 p.m., when first responders were sent to the AmVets bridge on the northbound Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown, where a worker had suffered serious injuries after falling from scaffolding.  Earlier Report - Motorists Asked To Avoid Taconic State Parkway Near Bridge In Yorktown: Police According to the Hartsdale Fire Department, which …
Duo Nabbed After Stealing From Mall In Northern Westchester, Fleeing: Police Duo Nabbed After Stealing From Mall In Northern Westchester, Fleeing: Police
Duo Nabbed After Stealing From Mall In Northern Westchester, Fleeing: Police A man and woman both face charges after stealing merchandise from a shopping mall in Northern Westchester and fleeing, police said. The arrests resulted from an incident on Monday, Oct. 23 just after 5:30 p.m., when Yorktown Police responded to Dick's Sporting Goods at the Jefferson Valley Mall at 650 Lee Blvd. for a reported larceny.  According to the department, police soon learned that the suspects drove off in a gray Audi sedan. Officers were able to quickly find this vehicle on the Taconic State Parkway in the area of Route 202 and pulled it over.  Inside the Audi, police al…
Support Swells For Armonk Chef After Crash: Now Unable To Visit Sick Wife Support Swells For Armonk Chef After Crash: Now Unable To Visit Sick Wife
Support Swells For Armonk Chef After Crash: Now Unable To Visit Sick Wife A Northern Westchester community is coming to the aid of a well-known chef who is now unable to visit his sick wife in the hospital as a result of losing his car in a crash.  The help has been coming to Armonk chef Jose Sangurima, also known as "Herman," who has been working at the deli inside 200 Business Park Dr. for the past decade.  For the last three months, Sangurima, who has built up a reputation for maintaining a positive attitude and friendly relations with customers during his ten-hour shifts, has been supporting his wife in her battle against a brain tumo…
State Of Emergency: Flooding Closes Roads, Prompts Evacuations In Westchester State Of Emergency: Flooding Closes Roads, Prompts Evacuations In Westchester
State Of Emergency: Flooding Closes Roads, Prompts Evacuations In Westchester A barrage of heavy rain has already caused much flooding in Westchester, resulting in closures on several busy parkways, evacuation warnings, and even state of emergency declarations.  The rain arrived in the region late Thursday night, Sept. 28, and is expected to continue into Friday evening, Sept. 29, bringing as much as three to five inches of rain and flash flooding along with it. Related Story - New Update: Flood Rescue Teams Staged In Westchester Amid Heavy Rain, Hochul Says The weather event prompted New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to declare a state of emergency in the Hudson Valley, …
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Parking In Middle Of Entrance Ramp In Northern Westchester: Police Drunk Driver Nabbed After Parking In Middle Of Entrance Ramp In Northern Westchester: Police
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Parking In Middle Of Entrance Ramp In Northern Westchester: Police A Hudson Valley woman faces drunk driving charges after authorities found her parked in the middle of an entrance ramp to the Taconic State Parkway in Northern Westchester, police said. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Saturday, Sept. 2 just before 11 p.m., when Yorktown Police responded to a reported erratic driver on Route 134 near the entrance and exit ramps to the Taconic State Parkway.  According to Yorktown Police, arriving officers soon found a vehicle stopped in the middle of the lane on the entrance ramp between Route 134 and the Taconic State Parkway.  Police then…
Lane Closures To Affect Stretch Of Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester Lane Closures To Affect Stretch Of Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester
Lane Closures To Affect Stretch Of Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester Motorists who regularly travel on the Taconic State Parkway in Northern Westchester are being warned of upcoming lane closures that will slow down traffic.  Two lanes of the southbound Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown between Exit 17B (Bear Mountain Parkway) and Exit 14 (Baldwin Road) are scheduled to close on Thursday, Aug. 31, the New York State Department of Transportation announced.  The closures will last between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and will facilitate guide rail repairs, officials said. 
Vehicle Loses Control, Hits Tree On Taconic Parkway In Northern Westchester Vehicle Loses Control, Hits Tree On Taconic Parkway In Northern Westchester
Vehicle Loses Control, Hits Tree On Taconic Parkway In Northern Westchester Emergency crews were sent to the Taconic State Parkway in Northern Westchester after a vehicle lost control and struck a tree, injuring the driver.  The incident happened on Thursday, Aug. 24 around 6:45 p.m., when fire crews responded to the southbound Taconic State Parkway in the area of the Mohansic Avenue ramp for a reported crash.  According to the Yorktown Heights Fire Department, arriving crews found out that a vehicle had spun out and hit a tree after losing control.  The driver was later taken to an area trauma center by the Yorktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps.&…
Crash Sends Car Into Woods, Shuts Down Traffic On Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester Crash Sends Car Into Woods, Shuts Down Traffic On Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester
Crash Sends Car Into Woods, Shuts Down Traffic On Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester Traffic on the Taconic State Parkway in Northern Westchester was temporarily shut down following a collision that sent one car crashing into the woods and left a driver trapped inside their vehicle. The incident happened on Wednesday, Aug. 23, when members of the Valhalla and North White Plains Fire Departments as well as Valhalla VAC responded to the northbound Taconic State Parkway in the area of the Legion Drive bridge in Valhalla for a reported crash.  Upon arriving at the scene, crews found that one damaged vehicle was in the middle of the roadway while a second car had veere…
Duo In Runaway Stolen Car Caught On Parkway In Northern Westchester, Police Say Duo In Runaway Stolen Car Caught On Parkway In Northern Westchester, Police Say
Duo In Runaway Stolen Car Caught On Parkway In Northern Westchester, Police Say A man and woman both face charges after they were caught on a Northern Westchester parkway in a stolen vehicle that had been driving from the scene of a crime, police said.  The incident happened on Saturday, Aug. 5 just before 1:15 p.m., when Yorktown Police were notified of a stolen vehicle driving north on the Taconic State Parkway that had allegedly been involved in a crime committed in New York City. According to Yorktown Police, officers soon found the vehicle and pulled it over, identifying the drivers as 42-year-old Keith Collazo of Wellington, Florida, and 59-year-old Eloise A…
Ramp Closure: Route 9A, Taconic State Parkway To Be Affected In Northern Westchester Ramp Closure: Route 9A, Taconic State Parkway To Be Affected In Northern Westchester
Ramp Closure: Route 9A, Taconic State Parkway To Be Affected In Northern Westchester A ramp in Northern Westchester will soon be impacted by a planned closure.  The ramp between Route 9A/100 to the southbound Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant is planned to close on Saturday, Aug. 12, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  The closure will last between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. and is planned to allow for guide rail repairs.  Commuters should use the posted detours as an alternate route, officials said. 
Man Steals Over $1K Of Products From Store, Flees On Parkway In Northern Westchester: Police Man Steals Over $1K Of Products From Store, Flees On Parkway In Northern Westchester: Police
Man Steals Over $1K Of Products From Store, Flees On Parkway In Northern Westchester: Police A man with a suspended license was nabbed on grand larceny charges after stealing more than $1,000 worth of products from a Northern Westchester store and fleeing on a busy parkway, police said. The arrest was the result of an incident on Sunday, July 16 just before 11 a.m., when Yorktown Police responded to the Dick's Sporting Goods in the Jefferson Valley Mall at 650 Lee Blvd., where a larceny had been reported to be in progress.  According to the department, the suspect then left the store in a Dodge Dakota and headed for the Taconic State Parkway. There, an officer located the vehi…
New Update: Father, Kids Rescued From Flooded Parkway In Northern Westchester New Update: Father, Kids Rescued From Flooded Parkway In Northern Westchester
New Update: Father, Kids Rescued From Flooded Parkway In Northern Westchester This story has been updated.  Busy parkways in Northern Westchester are being affected by road closures caused by severe storm activity, which also caused a father and his two children to become swept up in floodwaters.  Portions of both the Taconic State Parkway and the Sprain Brook Parkway in the town of Mount Pleasant are now closed as a storm system sweeps through, state police announced on Tuesday, July 18 around 1 p.m.  The portions of roadway affected are:  The northbound and southbound lanes of the Sprain Brook Parkway at Hospital Road. All traffic is now being diverted on Hospi…
Ramp Closures Scheduled On Taconic State Parkway, I-84 Ramp Closures Scheduled On Taconic State Parkway, I-84
Ramp Closures Scheduled On Taconic State Parkway, I-84 A handful of ramps on Taconic State Parkway and Interstate 84 will be closed for nearly a month, according to transportation officials. Starting Sunday, July 9, and lasting until Thursday, Aug. 3, the following ramps will be closed on I-84 Sundays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the New York State Department of Transportation: East and westbound ramps to Exit 52 (Taconic State Parkway) in East Fishkill The following Taconic State Parkway ramps will be closed during the same timeframe: North and southbound ramps to Exit 37 (Interstate 84) in East Fishkill North…
Ramp Closures: I-84, Taconic State Parkway To Be Affected In Hudson Valley Ramp Closures: I-84, Taconic State Parkway To Be Affected In Hudson Valley
Ramp Closures: I-84, Taconic State Parkway To Be Affected In Hudson Valley A series of ramp closures along Interstate 84 and the Taconic State Parkway will affect traffic for two nights in the Hudson Valley.  The closures, which will occur on both Wednesday, July 5, and Thursday, July 6 between 7 p.m, and 5 a.m., will affect the following ramps in Dutchess County:  The eastbound and westbound ramps from Exit 52 on I-84 to the Taconic State Parkway in East Fishkill; The northbound and southbound ramps between Exit 37 on the Taconic State Parkway to Interstate 84 in East Fishkill; The northbound and southbound ramps between Exit 47 on the Taconic State Pa…
Lane Closure: Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester To Be Affected For Months Lane Closure: Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester To Be Affected For Months
Lane Closure: Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester To Be Affected For Months Commuters in Northern Westchester are being warned of a scheduled lane closure that will soon impact both directions of a busy parkway for several months.  The northbound Taconic State Parkway between the Bronx River Parkway (Kensico Dam) and Exit 4 (State Route 117), and the southbound lanes between Exit 6 (Pleasantville Road) and the Bronx River Parkway (Kensico Dam) in Mount Pleasant will be affected by the closures, the New York State Department of Transportation announced.  The closures will be in effect on Sunday through Thursday nights between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. through…
Lane Closure: Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester To Be Affected Lane Closure: Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester To Be Affected
Lane Closure: Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester To Be Affected An upcoming lane closure will soon slow down traffic on a busy parkway in Westchester, officials said.  One lane on the southbound Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant between Lakeview Avenue and Cleveland Street is scheduled to close on Monday, May 15 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  The closure is to allow for bridge work, weather permitting. 
Torrential Downpours Cause Closures On Busy Roads, Parkways In Westchester Torrential Downpours Cause Closures On Busy Roads, Parkways In Westchester
Torrential Downpours Cause Closures On Busy Roads, Parkways In Westchester Overnight flooding caused by torrential downpours resulted in numerous closures across Westchester, including busy parkways that had to be partially shut down.  Many of the closures happened on Sunday night, April 30 as up to 2 inches of rain fell across Westchester as a result of a potent system that brought torrential rainfall and was accompanied by thunderstorms. The downpour caused many flooding and ponding conditions on roadways, including the Bronx River and Saw Mill River Parkways, which had to be closed in both directions in Yonkers by the New York City line by around 10 p.m. o…
Pursuit Leads To Standoff With Armed Driver In Northern Westchester Pursuit Leads To Standoff With Armed Driver In Northern Westchester
Pursuit Leads To Standoff With Armed Driver In Northern Westchester This story has been updated.  A vehicle pursuit in Northern Westchester eventually led to a long standoff with an armed driver that caused a busy road to close for hours, police said.  The incident happened in Yorktown on Friday evening, April 14 around 7:10 p.m., when state police were called to the Taconic State Parkway for a report of a man driving north with a possible firearm. The vehicle, a gray Nissan Altima, was soon located, and a chase began.  The vehicle eventually traveled through numerous roads in Yorktown and came to a stop on Route 6 westbound near the M…
Roadwork Alert: Saw Mill River Parkway To Close In Westchester Roadwork Alert: Saw Mill River Parkway To Close In Westchester
Roadwork Alert: Saw Mill River Parkway To Close In Westchester Commuters in Westchester are being warned that a portion of the Saw Mill River Parkway will close for a period of time to allow for roadwork.  On Monday, March 27, between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., the Saw Mill River Parkway will close in both directions between Exit 21 (State Route 119) in Greenburgh and Exit Exit 26 (Taconic State Parkway) in Mount Pleasant, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  The closure is to facilitate utility work. All motorists should follow the posted detour while the closure is in effect. 
Car Flips Over On Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester, Driver Hospitalized Car Flips Over On Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester, Driver Hospitalized
Car Flips Over On Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester, Driver Hospitalized One person was taken to a hospital after their vehicle flipped over on the Taconic State Parkway in Northern Westchester.  The crash happened on Friday, March 3 just after noon when a car flipped over on the Taconic State Parkway southbound in Millwood just past the Exit 8 ramp, according to the Millwood Fire Department.  The occupant of the vehicle was able to free themselves from the wreckage and was evaluated by personnel from Ossining EMS and the Millwood Fire Department.  The driver was then taken to Westchester Medical Center to be treated for their injuries.