IDs Released For Men Who Drowned In Candlewood Lake IDs Released For Men Who Drowned In Candlewood Lake
IDs Released For Men Who Drowned In Candlewood Lake The names of two Fairfield County men who died after jumping into Candlewood Lake have been released. Related: Bodies Of Missing Danbury Swimmers Found In Candlewood Lake The bodies of Danbury residents Muzha Medardo Vayancela, age 26, and Loja Klever Guanuchi, age 36, were recovered by divers on Thursday, July 18, said Ethan Van Ness with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on Friday, July 19. Vayancela and Guanuchi jumped into the water of Candlewood Lake on the evening of Monday, July 15, while boating with friends around 10:15 …
Rachel Minaya, Wife Of Yankees Exec Omar Minaya, Found Dead In Harrington Park Home: Prosecutor Rachel Minaya, Wife Of Yankees Exec Omar Minaya, Found Dead In Harrington Park Home: Prosecutor
Rachel Minaya, Wife Of Yankees Exec Omar Minaya, Found Dead In Harrington Park Home: Prosecutor Rachel Minaya, who is married to former Mets general manager and current Yankees executive Omar Minaya, was found dead in their New Jersey home over the weekend, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office confirmed on Monday afternoon. Minaya, 55, was found in the bathroom of a Harrington Park home unconscious and unresponsive, bringing local police officers to the scene just after 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Minaya was rushed to the Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood after they failed to resuscitate her.…
Driver Hospitalized After Striking Fire Hydrant On Northern Westchester Road Driver Hospitalized After Striking Fire Hydrant On Northern Westchester Road
Driver Hospitalized After Striking Fire Hydrant On Northern Westchester Road Several water mains had to be turned off after a driver hit a Northern Westchester fire hydrant while experiencing a medical emergency. The crash happened in Millwood on Saturday, July 13 just before 10:30 a.m., when a vehicle struck a hydrant near the intersection of Seven Bridges Road and Millwood Road (Route 133), according to the Millwood Fire Department. Arriving first responders and police found that the driver was suffering from a medical emergency and removed them from the vehicle before performing life-saving measures. The driver was later taken to a nearby hospital in a "conscious…
Shelter Founder from Bedford Charged With Animal Cruelty After Death Of 5 Dogs Shelter Founder from Bedford Charged With Animal Cruelty After Death Of 5 Dogs
Shelter Founder from Bedford Charged With Animal Cruelty After Death Of 5 Dogs The founder of a Northern Westchester animal shelter faces criminal charges following the euthanization of five dogs found suffering from a serious virus due to an alleged lack of proper care, officials announced.  Bedford resident Penny Berk, the founder and owner of the Rescue Right animal shelter at Northwind Kennels in Bedford at 402 Old Post Rd. (Route 172), was arrested on Thursday, July 18 following the deaths of sick Bernese Mountain Dogs, SPCA Westchester announced.  According to authorities, on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, several witnesses told the SPCA that four sick&nb…
Hudson Valley Man Behind Bars For Making Terroristic Threat, Police Say Hudson Valley Man Behind Bars For Making Terroristic Threat, Police Say
Hudson Valley Man Behind Bars For Making Terroristic Threat, Police Say A Hudson Valley man has been charged with allegedly making a terroristic threat and narcotics possession after threatening to blow up a government building. Ulster County resident Michael J. Bassile, age 37, of Esopus, was arrested on Monday, July 15, by the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. According to Capt. Joseph Sciutto, one of the department's deputies assigned to the Security Division at the Ulster County Department of Social Services building, received a report from staff regarding Bassile.  The report alleged that when they spoke with Bassile, he became angry and…
Biden Withdraws From 2024 Presidential Race, Endorses VP Kamala Harris To Be New Nominee Biden Withdraws From 2024 Presidential Race, Endorses VP Kamala Harris To Be New Nominee
Biden Withdraws From 2024 Presidential Race, Endorses VP Kamala Harris To Be New Nominee President Joe Biden has just announced he is pulling out of the 2024 race against Republican nominee Donald Trump. In a letter to "My Fellow Americans" released just before 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Biden said: “It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your president. “And while it has been my intention to seek re-election, I believe it is in the best interest of my party and the country for me to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as president for the remainder of my term.” The news comes amid concerns over the 81-year-old Biden's health, which were loudly …
Abstract Westchester Home Designed By Esteemed Architect Listed For $2.9M Abstract Westchester Home Designed By Esteemed Architect Listed For $2.9M
Abstract Westchester Home Designed By Esteemed Architect Listed For $2.9M A Westchester home with a less-than-conventional design from an architect who graduated from an esteemed art school could be yours for several million dollars.  The property, which dates back to 1937 and is located at 29 Penny Lane in Scarsdale, is now listed for $2.998 million by Christie's International Real Estate Group. The 5,400-square-foot home was designed by architect Paul M. Doering, a graduate of the iconic Bauhaus School in Germany known for teaching modern design.  According to its listing, the residence perfectly exemplifies the school's principles with its blend of …
New Development With Over 100 Affordable Apartments Completed In Westchester New Development With Over 100 Affordable Apartments Completed In Westchester
New Development With Over 100 Affordable Apartments Completed In Westchester Construction of an all-new six-story apartment building in Westchester with more than 100 affordable units has been completed with help from New York state officials.  The grand opening of Summit on Hudson, located in Yonkers just a half-mile from the city's Metro-North train station, was celebrated by city and state officials on Tuesday, July 16.  The new building, developed by Wethab and built as part of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's $25 billion comprehensive Housing Plan to create and preserve 100,000 affordable homes throughout the state, contains 113 affordable apartments…
Alert Issued For Missing 33-Year-Old Hudson Valley Woman Alert Issued For Missing 33-Year-Old Hudson Valley Woman
Alert Issued For Missing 33-Year-Old Hudson Valley Woman A 33-year-old woman from the region has gone missing, and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her. New York State Police issued an alert on Sunday, July 21, noting that Columbia County resident Hope Marie Duntz, of the city of Hudson, was reported missing by her family. She is described as being 5-foot-4 and 155 pounds. She has blonde hair with green tips and blue eyes. Anyone with info on her whereabouts is asked to call state police at 845-677-7300.  Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Scam Alert: Callers Posing As Homeland Security, Targeting Hudson Valley Businesses Scam Alert: Callers Posing As Homeland Security, Targeting Hudson Valley Businesses
Scam Alert: Callers Posing As Homeland Security, Targeting Hudson Valley Businesses Authorities are warning those in the Hudson Valley to be wary of callers posing as government agencies and claiming that victims' computers have been compromised.  The scam was detailed in an announcement by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, July 17, in which authorities said that businesses in the area have received calls from entities claiming to be from the United States Department of Homeland Security or other agencies.  The caller will tell victims that their business's computer has been compromised and that they will help clean up malware and investigate …
Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground In NY On Way To Powering 600K Homes Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground In NY On Way To Powering 600K Homes
Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground In NY On Way To Powering 600K Homes Work on the nation’s largest offshore wind project is officially underway in New York. On Long Island, local and state leaders attended a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Boys and Girls Club of Bellport on Wednesday, July 17, for Sunrise Wind, a 924-megawatt project expected to produce enough energy to power 600,000 homes. The project – located approximately 30 miles east of Montauk – will support over 800 union jobs during the construction phase and will lead to economic benefits stretching from the Capital Region to Long Island, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office said. Earlier Report: 'Ju…
Northern Westchester Town Bans ATVs On Public Property After Man Attacked At Park Northern Westchester Town Bans ATVs On Public Property After Man Attacked At Park
Northern Westchester Town Bans ATVs On Public Property After Man Attacked At Park A Northern Westchester town has banned the use of all-terrain vehicles on public property almost a year after a man was run down at a baseball field.  In an announcement on Friday, July 19, the Town of Yorktown revealed it adopted new regulations for ATVs and off-highway motorcycles following a vehicular assault in late August that left a man with severe injuries.  On the day of the assault, Sunday, Aug. 27, around 2:45 p.m., Yorktown resident Kyle Frankild allegedly ran down 64-year-old Ed Moffett with an ATV at a baseball field at 2406 Hunterbrook Rd., rendering him un…