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Body Recovered After Person Jumps From Bear Mountain Bridge Body Recovered After Person Jumps From Bear Mountain Bridge
Body Recovered After Person Jumps From Bear Mountain Bridge A body was recovered after a person jumped from the Bear Mountain Bridge. The incident happened around 1 p.m. Friday, May 17. The body of the victim was recovered from the Hudson River near Stony Point, according to Trooper A.J. Hicks of the New York State Police. The identity of the person has not yet been released. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. The bridge carries Route 6/202 over the river between Orange County and Northern Westchester. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Construction Scam: Westchester County Man Steals Over $70K From Homeowner, Police Say Construction Scam: Westchester County Man Steals Over $70K From Homeowner, Police Say
Construction Scam: Westchester County Man Steals Over $70K From Homeowner, Police Say A man allegedly posed as a construction worker, conning a Long Island homeowner out of tens of thousands. Westchester County resident Martin Ward, age 27 of Yonkers, was arrested on Tuesday, May 14 for the scam, which occurred on Long Island months prior. In March, a Levittown homeowner reached out to Ward after searching Google for someone to fix the cracks in their home’s foundation. The victim, whose identity has not been released, set up an appointment for the next day with Maichel Woods of Empire Foundation and Masonry (authorities allegedly discovered that Ward had been using “Mai…
Mosquito Prevention: Officials Handing Out Free Dunks To Kill Larvae In Westchester Mosquito Prevention: Officials Handing Out Free Dunks To Kill Larvae In Westchester
Mosquito Prevention: Officials Handing Out Free Dunks To Kill Larvae In Westchester To help combat the spread of mosquitos in Westchester, officials will give out free dunks to residents meant to kill off larvae. On Friday, May 17 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the Westchester County Health Department will hand out free mosquito dunks for placing in bird baths, rain barrels, unused pools, lined ornamental ponds, and other areas with standing water. The dunks will be available at the Westchester County Department of Public Works in White Plains at 198 Lake St.  To kill mosquito, blackfly, and fungus gnat larvae, the dunks contain a bacterium called Bacillus Thu…
Bowman, Latimer Blame Each Other After Person Thrown To Ground Outside NY-16 Debate Bowman, Latimer Blame Each Other After Person Thrown To Ground Outside NY-16 Debate
Bowman, Latimer Blame Each Other After Person Thrown To Ground Outside NY-16 Debate The campaigns of both Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman are blaming each other for an incident involving a supporter being thrown to the ground outside their first primary debate for New York's 16th District seat.  The incident happened before the candidates' debate on Monday, May 13 in White Plains, when a Bowman supporter approached Latimer, age 70, as he was walking into the building where the event was held. According to the Bowman campaign, the supporter was "violently thrown to the ground" while trying to ask Latimer a question.&nbs…
New Update: Part Of Park Building Demolished After Fire, Asbestos Discovery In Westchester New Update: Part Of Park Building Demolished After Fire, Asbestos Discovery In Westchester
New Update: Part Of Park Building Demolished After Fire, Asbestos Discovery In Westchester A section of a Westchester County park bathhouse left unusable after a fire is being demolished following the discovery of asbestos inside the building, officials announced. Demolition of a portion of the bathhouse at Dobbs Ferry's Gould Park began on Monday morning, May 13 following a fire that damaged the building in late March, village officials said.  Earlier Report - Dobbs Ferry's Gould Park Pool To Open After Fire The fire, which happened on Saturday, March 30 around 8:15 p.m., prompted a response from the Westchester County Hazmat team after flames came dangerously cl…
Popular Eatery Chain To Open Third Location On Northern Westchester Riverfront: Here's When Popular Eatery Chain To Open Third Location On Northern Westchester Riverfront: Here's When
Popular Eatery Chain To Open Third Location On Northern Westchester Riverfront: Here's When A successful eatery chain specializing in old-fashioned custard-based ice cream will soon hold a grand opening in Northern Westchester for its third location.  On Thursday, May 16, Penny Lick Ice Cream Company will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its all-new location in Ossining at the Gourdine Kiosk at Henry Gourdine Park at 1A Westerly Rd.  During the ceremony, which will begin at 2:30 p.m., the new dessert shop will celebrate with scoops of its ice cream and sorbets, which are all peanut, tree nut, and sesame-free.  The new Ossining location will be the company's third…
New Update: More Details Emerge About Stabbing At High School In Westchester New Update: More Details Emerge About Stabbing At High School In Westchester
New Update: More Details Emerge About Stabbing At High School In Westchester Authorities have released more information about those involved in a stabbing at a Westchester County high school, including details about the young suspect.  The incident happened on Thursday, May 9 around 2:45 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School, when a fight broke out among several students, according to city officials. Earlier Report - Young Person Stabbed At High School In Westchester: Suspect In Custody The fight eventually resulted in a 15-year-old boy sustaining several stab wounds. Mount Vernon Police soon arrived at the school and found the victim before he was taken to Ja…
Northern Westchester Man Nabbed For $385K Theft From CT Employer, Police Say Northern Westchester Man Nabbed For $385K Theft From CT Employer, Police Say
Northern Westchester Man Nabbed For $385K Theft From CT Employer, Police Say A 34-year-old New York man surrendered to police in Connecticut for allegedly stealing more than $385,000 in custom electrical components and specialized tools and pawning them. Northern Westchester County resident Ryan Jensen of South Salem turned himself in on Friday, May 3, in Fairfield County. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, Jensen was a foreman working for Mars Electric out of Bethel, who was contracted to perform a large electrical project at ASML at 77 Danbury Road (Route 7) in Wilton beginning in July 2022. In October 2023, a significant num…
Paving Work To Impact Parking, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village Paving Work To Impact Parking, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village
Paving Work To Impact Parking, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village A paving project is set to soon affect a stretch of a busy route in a Westchester County village, officials warned. The construction project is set to affect Broadway (Route 9) in the village of Dobbs Ferry after Memorial Day, officials announced on Tuesday, May 7.  According to village officials, the work will be part of a larger effort commenced by the New York State Department of Transportation to repair catch basins, install American Disability Act-compliant ramps, and repave Route 9 between Executive Boulevard in Yonkers and Gracemere Road in Tarrytown.  Crews are now focuse…
Update: Support Pours In For Family Of Fallen Officer From Hudson Valley After Tragic Accident Update: Support Pours In For Family Of Fallen Officer From Hudson Valley After Tragic Accident
Update: Support Pours In For Family Of Fallen Officer From Hudson Valley After Tragic Accident A community has come together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to support the family of a fallen Westchester County Police officer who died in an accident at his home.  Westchester County Police Officer Alfred R. Mosiello, Jr. died on Thursday, May 2 after sustaining injuries in a tractor accident at his Putnam County home, according to the department, which did not detail his age. Earlier Report - Westchester County PD Officer Alfred R. Mosiello, Jr. Dies Since his sudden death, hundreds of friends, fellow officers, and other community members have taken action to ensu…
Westchester County Police Officer Dies After Off-Duty Accident Westchester County Police Officer Dies After Off-Duty Accident
Westchester County Police Officer Dies After Off-Duty Accident The Westchester County Police Department is mourning the loss of an officer who died from injuries sustained in an off-duty accident. New, updated report - Support Pours In For Family Of Fallen Westchester Officer After Tragic Accident The death of Westchester County Police Officer Alfred R. Mosiello, Jr. was announced by the department on Friday, May 3.  According to the department, Mosiello, whose age was not detailed, succumbed to injuries sustained in a tractor accident at his home on Thursday, May 2.  Beginning his career with the Pelham Manor Police Dep…
Weight Loss Drug Illegally Purchased On Social Media Sickens Westchester Woman, Feds Say Weight Loss Drug Illegally Purchased On Social Media Sickens Westchester Woman, Feds Say
Weight Loss Drug Illegally Purchased On Social Media Sickens Westchester Woman, Feds Say A wannabe social media influencer from New York hoping to cash in on the medication weight loss craze illegally sold Ozempic and other drugs on TikTok, sickening at least one victim, federal prosecutors allege. Long Island resident Isis Navarro Reyes, age 36, of Shirley, is named in a six-count indictment that was unsealed in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, May 1. Prosecutors allege that Reyes posted dozens of TikTok videos advertising and selling various misbranded and adulterated weight loss drugs, including Ozempic, Mesofrance, and Axcion, between November 2022 and January 2024. S…
Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme: Northern Westchester Man, Fellow Former Exec Sentenced Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme: Northern Westchester Man, Fellow Former Exec Sentenced
Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme: Northern Westchester Man, Fellow Former Exec Sentenced Two former high-ranking executives have been sentenced for stealing millions of dollars from their employer in Westchester County through a fraudulent scheme involving sham companies and fake invoices. The two worked at OrthoNet, a healthcare claims processing company based in White Plains. Shawn Rains, age 57, of Le Bouscat, France, who was previously convicted of mail fraud conspiracy, mail fraud, and money laundering conspiracy after a two-week trial, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Northern Westchester resident Joseph Maharaj, age 42, of Goldens Bridge, had pl…
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…
Bomb Squad Called After DPW Worker Finds WWII-Era Mortar In Westchester Bomb Squad Called After DPW Worker Finds WWII-Era Mortar In Westchester
Bomb Squad Called After DPW Worker Finds Wwii-era Mortar In Westchester A bomb squad was called after a public works employee discovered a World War II-era mortar in his relative's belongings in Westchester, authorities said. The incident began on Monday, April 29, at around 11 a.m., when a Yonkers Department of Public Works employee contacted the city's police department and told them he had a mortar in his car, parked at the DPW Service Center at 1130 Nepperhan Ave. According to Yonkers Police Lieutenant Jamie Dumser, the employee had discovered the mortar while cleaning out a relative's belongings. He then brought it to the service center to find out how to …
Severed Remains Case: 2 Charged With Murdering Westchester Couple As Gruesome Details Revealed Severed Remains Case: 2 Charged With Murdering Westchester Couple As Gruesome Details Revealed
Severed Remains Case: 2 Charged With Murdering Westchester Couple As Gruesome Details Revealed Months after the mutilated remains of a Hudson Valley couple were found strewn across Long Island, prosecutors have charged two suspects with their murders. Jeffrey Mackey, age 36, and Alexis Nieves, age 33, both of Amityville, were arraigned on additional charges of murder and related offenses in Suffolk County Court on Friday, April 26 in the killings of Malcolm Brown and Donna Conneely. Prosecutors said the couple was stabbed to death after entering Mackey and Nieves’ Amityville residence on Railroad Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Earlier Report: Dismembering Dead Body Would Be Fel…
Westchester To Hold Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic For Pets: Here's When Westchester To Hold Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic For Pets: Here's When
Westchester To Hold Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic For Pets: Here's When To help residents protect their four-legged friends against potential contact with rabid animals, Westchester County will hold a free rabies vaccination clinic for pets, officials announced.  The free vaccinations will be given to dogs, cats, and ferrets on Sunday, May 5 at Stamen Animal Hospital in New Rochelle at 61 Quaker Ridge Rd., Westchester officials announced.  Vaccinations will be given out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and no appointments will be needed. Cats and ferrets are required to be in carriers and dogs must be on a leash. Additionally, aggressive dogs must be muzzled.&n…
Update: Park Pool To Still Open On Time Despite Bathhouse Blaze In Westchester Update: Park Pool To Still Open On Time Despite Bathhouse Blaze In Westchester
Update: Park Pool To Still Open On Time Despite Bathhouse Blaze In Westchester A pool at a Westchester County park will open on schedule despite a fire that left the nearby bathhouse unusable, officials announced. The Gould Park Pool in Dobbs Ferry is scheduled to open on time during Memorial Day weekend for the 2024 season, the village's Recreation Department announced on Friday, April 26.  Earlier Report - Building Goes Up In Flames At Baseball Field In Dobbs Ferry The planned opening comes after a fire at the bathhouse on Saturday, March 30 around 8:15 p.m. that prompted a response from the Westchester County Hazmat team after flames came dangerousl…
Westchester Officials Speak Out Against Proposed Battery Storage Facility In Hudson Valley Westchester Officials Speak Out Against Proposed Battery Storage Facility In Hudson Valley
Westchester Officials Speak Out Against Proposed Battery Storage Facility In Hudson Valley County and town officials in Westchester are speaking out against a proposed battery storage facility in the Hudson Valley that may pose safety concerns and has already garnered an opposing petition from residents.  The lithium battery storage facility, proposed by East Point Energy, would be located in the Putnam County hamlet of Mahopac at 24 Miller Rd., in close proximity to the town of Somers in Northern Westchester, according to Somers Town Supervisor Robert Scorrano.  According to the proposed facility's developers, the site's batteries would use the area's electrical grid t…
$1.7M COVID-19 Fraud Scheme: Westchester Daughter, Mom Who Worked For Police Sentenced $1.7M COVID-19 Fraud Scheme: Westchester Daughter, Mom Who Worked For Police Sentenced
$1.7M Covid-19 Fraud Scheme: Westchester Daughter, Mom Who Worked For Police Sentenced A mother-daughter duo has been sentenced to prison for defrauding the government of approximately $1.7 million.  Westchester County residents Alicia Ayers and her mother, Andrea Ayers, both of Mount Vernon, were found guilty of submitting more than 300 fraudulent applications for US Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans.  Andrea Ayers was a former Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Mount Vernon Police Department. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress expanded the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program to provide low-interest …
Northern Westchester Cab Driver Sexually Abuses Child For Year: Here's His Sentence Northern Westchester Cab Driver Sexually Abuses Child For Year: Here's His Sentence
Northern Westchester Cab Driver Sexually Abuses Child For Year: Here's His Sentence A 46-year-old cab driver from Northern Westchester will spend more than a decade in prison for grooming and sexually abusing a young girl for nearly a year, officials announced.  Peekskill resident Luis Urgiles was sentenced to 16 years in state prison for engaging in sexual conduct with a young girl, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday, April 23.  According to the DA's Office, Urgiles, a cab driver in Peekskill, met the victim's family when they were passengers in his cab. He then befriended them and began grooming the then-10-year-old…
Update: Funeral Arrangements Announced For Beloved Westchester Corrections Officer, Age 40 Update: Funeral Arrangements Announced For Beloved Westchester Corrections Officer, Age 40
Update: Funeral Arrangements Announced For Beloved Westchester Corrections Officer, Age 40 Funeral arrangement details have been announced for a beloved corrections officer from Westchester who was killed in a crash.  Westchester Correction Officer Eleanor Birrittella of Yonkers died on Saturday, April 20 in a crash at the age of 40, according to the New York Correctional Officers' Benevolent Organization. Earlier Report - Westchester Corrections Officer Eleanor Birritella Dies Birrittella had been a corrections officer for three years before her death and had also served with the Westchester County Board of Elections, according to the Westchester Republican Count…
Best High Schools: Westchester Well-Represented In Brand-New Rankings Best High Schools: Westchester Well-Represented In Brand-New Rankings
Best High Schools: Westchester Well-Represented In Brand-New Rankings New York is well-represented on U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings of the nation's best high schools. The brand-new rankings were released Tuesday morning, April 23, and determined by performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college. The highest-ranked school outside New York City is on Long Island: Jericho, at No. 13 statewide and 104th nationally. The top-rated high school in Westchester County is Edgemont at No. 14 in the state and 128th in the nation, with Bronxville, at No. 16 in the state and 151st nationally. Another W…
These Westchester School Districts Named Best Communities For Music Education These Westchester School Districts Named Best Communities For Music Education
These Westchester School Districts Named Best Communities For Music Education Several school districts in Westchester and Putnam counties are being recognized as amongst the best in the entire nation for music education.  A total of 10 school districts across both counties have been named winners of the Best Communities for Music Education Award for 2024 by the NAMM Foundation.  These districts are some of only 975 across the country to receive the award, which recognizes "outstanding" efforts from teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders who make sure students can include music as part of their education, according to th…
Northern Westchester City Councilman Filed Fraudulent Petitions During Election: DA Northern Westchester City Councilman Filed Fraudulent Petitions During Election: DA
Northern Westchester City Councilman Filed Fraudulent Petitions During Election: DA A city councilman in Northern Westchester faces criminal charges after filing petitions containing forged signatures during a primary election for a seat on the County Board of Legislators, officials announced.  Peekskill resident and Common Council member Robert Scott, age 44, was arrested after allegedly filing fraudulent petitions during the Democratic primary election for Westchester County Board of Legislators District 1 in June 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, April 17.  According to the DA's Office, on April 10, 2023,…
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Firefighter, Westchester Native Who Died At 26 Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Firefighter, Westchester Native Who Died At 26
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Firefighter, Westchester Native Who Died At 26 Following the sudden loss of a young Hudson Valley firefighter who was always there to help others, his community is making sure his family gets the support they need.  Putnam County resident William "Billy" May of Brewster died on Friday, March 29 in Danbury, Connecticut at the age of 26, according to his obituary.  Earlier Report - Brewster Firefighter Billy May Dies At 26: 'Rising Star' Born in the Westchester County village of Bronxville in 1997, May graduated from Brewster High School in 2016 and had been a proud member of the Brewster Fire Department since 2020, where …
Road Rage: Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway In Westchester, Police Say Road Rage: Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway In Westchester, Police Say
Road Rage: Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway In Westchester, Police Say A Connecticut man has been charged with attempted murder after firing a gun at another driver on a busy New York highway, police announced. New Haven County resident Stephen Escoffery of Waterbury faces charges in Westchester County in connection with a shooting that happened on Interstate 95 in Harrison in December 2022, the New York State Police announced on Wednesday, April 10.  According to police, investigators determined that Escoffery had fired a gun at another motorist on the highway while driving a 2020 BMW X5 as part of a road rage incident. Escoffery was later arr…
Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Northern Westchester, DA Says Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Northern Westchester, DA Says
Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Northern Westchester, DA Says Three men face charges after burglarizing the Northern Westchester home of an Asian business owner, including one suspect accused of a hate crime, officials announced.  The trio, who all live in Queens, were indicted in connection with a September 2023 burglary at an  Ossining residence, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, April 10.  According to the DA's Office, on Friday, Sept. 29 around 12:20 p.m., the three defendants broke into the Ossining home of a local business owner who is Asian. The trio then allegedly stole designer handbags f…
Hudson Valley School District Taps New Superintendent Hudson Valley School District Taps New Superintendent
Hudson Valley School District Taps New Superintendent After an intense vetting process, a Hudson Valley school district has selected a new superintendent with more than two decades of leadership experience.  In an announcement on Tuesday, April 9, the Garrison Union Free School District in Putnam County revealed that Gregory Stowell was offered the position of superintendent.  Stowell is expected to be officially appointed to the role at the next Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.  Once he takes the district's helm, Stowell will replace Carl Albano, who officially retired from the role in September…
Put Phone Away Or Pay: Westchester County PD To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers Put Phone Away Or Pay: Westchester County PD To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers
Put Phone Away Or Pay: Westchester County PD To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers If you find yourself checking your phone when you should be focusing on the road, watch out—the Westchester County Police Department will be issuing steep fines and penalties as they join a nationwide campaign to catch distracted drivers.  The Westchester County Police say they would be joining a nationwide campaign to reduce distracted driving, which they say causes thousands of deaths every year.  Under New York State law, motorists are not allowed to use a handheld telephone while driving. Illegal activities that can land you in hot water include talking on a cell phone; writin…
'Rare, Special' Solar Eclipse Leaves Residents, Students In Awe In Westchester 'Rare, Special' Solar Eclipse Leaves Residents, Students In Awe In Westchester
'Rare, Special' Solar Eclipse Leaves Residents, Students In Awe In Westchester Although the solar eclipse's path of totality did not reach Westchester, that did not stop residents and students from getting outside and enjoying the rare astronomical marvel. The event made its way through New York on Monday, April 8, causing a partial eclipse in Westchester that occurred between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and peaked around 3:25 p.m., with around 90 percent of the sun covered.  Residents across the county celebrated the rare spectacle at several solar eclipse events held at parks and preserves in several municipalities.  "It is rare for a total solar eclipse to be view…