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2023 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By Byram Hills High School 2023 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By Byram Hills High School
2023 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By Byram Hills High School Two high-achieving seniors at a Northern Westchester high school are being recognized for landing at the top of their class.  In an announcement on Wednesday, June 12, Byram Hills High School revealed its valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2024 are Grace Lin and Daniel Ndocaj, respectively.  The school's administration and faculty celebrated both students' accomplishments. "The achievement is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and excellence throughout their four years at BHHS," said Principal Christopher Walsh, who revealed the top-ranked stu…
Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Northern Westchester Eatery Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Northern Westchester Eatery
Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Northern Westchester Eatery A famous chef whose group runs multiple restaurants across the Hudson Valley has designed a delicious two-course summer prix fixe at a popular Northern Westchester restaurant. Chef Peter X. Kelly, the owner of Xaviars Restaurant Group, designed the prix fixe for Apropros restaurant in Peekskill at 900 Fort Hill Rd., a Michelin-recommended eatery located at The Abbey Inn.  Related Report - 'Lovely' Restaurant Inside 120-Year-Old Abbey In Peekskill Added To Michelin Guide Kelly now serves as the restaurant's culinary director, helping to design a menu featuring meals…
Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Northern Westchester Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Northern Westchester
Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Northern Westchester A popular cookie company that specializes in ever-changing unique flavors has officially opened a new location in Northern Westchester. A new Crumbl Cookies location in Yorktown at the Staples Plaza at 3333 Crompond Rd. celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 6. Earlier Report - Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Northern Westchester: Here's When The cookie shop, owned by brothers Justin and Scott Cinnamon, serves a rotating menu of gourmet cookies.  "We offer six gourmet desserts a week. We have a rotating menu of more than 300 flavors," expl…
Duo Caught With Ghost Gun After Chase At Northern Westchester Shopping Center Duo Caught With Ghost Gun After Chase At Northern Westchester Shopping Center
Duo Caught With Ghost Gun After Chase At Northern Westchester Shopping Center Two men were apprehended following a police pursuit that ended in the parking lot of a busy Northern Westchester shopping center. The incident began on Thursday afternoon, June 6 when two Ossining Police officers tried stopping a vehicle on Main Street.  Instead, the car kept going, leading police on a chase that ended up in the parking lot of the Arcadian Shopping Center, the department said on Friday, June 7.  Two men in the car, whose names have not been released, were then arrested. Soon after, officers also found a ghost gun pistol with no serial number, the department added…
Northern Westchester Park To Be Named After Former Town Supervisor After His Sudden Death Northern Westchester Park To Be Named After Former Town Supervisor After His Sudden Death
Northern Westchester Park To Be Named After Former Town Supervisor After His Sudden Death A park and sports complex in Northern Westchester will soon be named in honor of a former town supervisor who died suddenly.  During a ceremony to be held on Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. the Granite Knolls Recreation & Sports Complex at 2975 Stony St. in Yorktown will be renamed after the town's former supervisor Tom Diana, who died on Friday, Jan. 5 at the age of 66 only days after being sworn into the position.  Earlier Report - Update: Funeral Details Released After Sudden Death Of Yorktown Town Supervisor Thomas Diana According to Yorktown officials, the park wil…
Large Black Bear Spotted Near Busy Trailway In Northern Westchester Large Black Bear Spotted Near Busy Trailway In Northern Westchester
Large Black Bear Spotted Near Busy Trailway In Northern Westchester Authorities are warning residents to take precautions after a large black bear was seen near a popular trailway in Northern Westchester.  In an announcement on Monday, June 3, the New Castle Police Department said the bear was seen in the area of the North County Trailway in Millwood.  Despite the sighting, the bear will only be encouraged to leave the area if it creates a public disturbance, acts aggressively toward a human or pet, tries to enter a home, or is injured and cannot move to escape, according to New York State Environmental Conservation guidelines. Thus, if the bear …
Boy Charged After Emailing Bomb Threat To Police In Northern Westchester Boy Charged After Emailing Bomb Threat To Police In Northern Westchester
Boy Charged After Emailing Bomb Threat To Police In Northern Westchester A 13-year-old boy faces criminal charges after emailing a bomb threat to a police department in Northern Westchester, authorities announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Saturday, June 1 just before 10 a.m., when the Yorktown Police Department received a threatening message, the department announced on Monday, June 3. The message stated that people at the Yorktown Police station would get shot up and a bomb would be planted somewhere near the building, according to the department.  An investigation into the message revealed that a 13-year-old boy had sent the threatening ema…
Record-Breaking Sale: Horse Farm Goes For $30.6M In Bedford, Report Says Record-Breaking Sale: Horse Farm Goes For $30.6M In Bedford, Report Says
Record-Breaking Sale: Horse Farm Goes For $30.6M In Bedford, Report Says An over 200-acre farm property has broken the record for the highest sale recorded in the history of a Northern Westchester town, according to a new Wall Street Journal report.  The 214-acre equestrian estate, known as Sunnyfield Farm, is located in Bedford and sold for $30.675 million, breaking the record for the highest sale recorded in the town, according to Sotheby’s International Realty agent Krissy Blake, who announced the sale on social media. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Krissy Blake (@krissyblake_) The prope…
New Update: Man Charged With Trying To Murder Officer At Armonk Home New Update: Man Charged With Trying To Murder Officer At Armonk Home
New Update: Man Charged With Trying To Murder Officer At Armonk Home A 38-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge after trying to stab an officer in the back at a Northern Westchester residence, police announced.  Armonk resident Joseph Spennato was arraigned at Westchester Medical Center on Tuesday evening, May 28 in connection with his alleged attack on an officer at his home on Monday, May 20, the Westchester County Police Department announced. Earlier Report - Man Shot By Officers On Hallock Place In Armonk According to the department, Spennato's arrest resulted from an incident at his Armonk home on Hallock Place that began around …
Firefighter Injured During Blaze At Northern Westchester Residence Firefighter Injured During Blaze At Northern Westchester Residence
Firefighter Injured During Blaze At Northern Westchester Residence A firefighter was injured during a blaze at a Northern Westchester home that began in the residence's garage.  The incident began on Thursday, May 16 just after 6 p.m., when Croton-on-Hudson firefighters raced to a home on Memory Lane for a reported blaze.  Within minutes, crews were at the scene and confirmed that a fire had begun in the residence's garage. Firefighters then stretched a hose to the garage while also searching the home for residents.  The blaze was soon extinguished and firefighters began opening up walls, ceilings, and the flooring to make sure all hidden h…
Car Goes Up In Flames On Busy Northern Westchester Roadway Car Goes Up In Flames On Busy Northern Westchester Roadway
Car Goes Up In Flames On Busy Northern Westchester Roadway Smoke was seen on a busy main route in Northern Westchester when a vehicle went up in flames.  The incident happened on Saturday, May 11 around 1:40 p.m., when a car caught on fire on Route 9 southbound in Croton-on-Hudson just south of the pedestrian bridge.  According to the village's fire department, the blaze began in the vehicle's engine compartment and was quickly put out. The car was removed from the road after around an hour. No injuries were reported. 
Suspects Damage Leonard Park Fields In Mount Kisco Suspects Damage Leonard Park Fields In Mount Kisco
Suspects Damage Leonard Park Fields In Mount Kisco A parks and recreation department in Northern Westchester is asking for information regarding at least four suspects who tore up park fields by driving a car over them.  The incident happened in Mount Kisco on Saturday, April 6, when at least four people in a white mid-sized four-door vehicle drove it all over the fields at Leonard Park, creating deep ruts in big circles, the village's Parks and Recreation Department announced on Tuesday, April 9.  The Westchester County Police Department is now working to find these suspects, according to Recreation Superintendent Kyle Thorn…
Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At Fox Lane HS Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At Fox Lane HS
Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At Fox Lane HS Firefighters raced to a high school in Northern Westchester after receiving reports of a chimney fire. The incident happened on Monday morning, April 8, when crews from the Millwood Fire Department responded to a reported chimney fire at Fox Lane High School in Bedford.  According to the department, arriving crews soon discovered that the affected chimney was clogged and quickly worked to unclog it and return the situation to safety.  No injuries were reported. 
Smoke Sighting Prompts Emergency Response At Shopping Center In Northern Westchester Smoke Sighting Prompts Emergency Response At Shopping Center In Northern Westchester
Smoke Sighting Prompts Emergency Response At Shopping Center In Northern Westchester Fire crews responded to a busy shopping center in Northern Westchester after receiving reports of smoke pouring from the building's roof. The incident happened on Wednesday, March 27 just after 7 p.m., when crews from the Somers Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Towne Centre At Somers shopping mall for reports of smoke coming from the roof.  Arriving crews soon found that they could not find any smoke or fire outside or within the building.  After searching for around 40 minutes, the department eventually deemed the reports of smoke to be "good intent." 
Live In Luxury: Sprawling 48-Acre Bedford Estate Listed At $29.5M Live In Luxury: Sprawling 48-Acre Bedford Estate Listed At $29.5M
Live In Luxury: Sprawling 48-Acre Bedford Estate Listed At $29.5M An expansive 48-acre estate in Northern Westchester is now offering a life of luxury and relaxation to those with nearly $30 million to spare.  The luxurious 12,944-square-foot retreat, located in Bedford at 212 Mount Holly Road, is now listed for $29.5 million and includes a 7-bed 12-bath main house, guest cottage, tennis court, pool, and more, according to its listing on Zillow.  The main house, built in 1928, features architecture from the time as well as more modern amenities. Included in the residence is a Smallbone kitchen with an attached family room and solarium; a "dramat…
18-Year-Old Caught After Attacking Children At Northern Westchester Park 18-Year-Old Caught After Attacking Children At Northern Westchester Park
18-Year-Old Caught After Attacking Children At Northern Westchester Park An 18-year-old student was taken into custody after attacking children at a park in Northern Westchester, police announced. New, updated report - New Update: More Details Emerge About Attack On Children At Park In Yorktown The incident began on Wednesday, March 27, when an unknown man began physically attacking children at Downing Park in Yorktown, Yorktown Police announced just before 2 p.m.  Officers soon responded to the park and apprehended and arrested the suspect as he fled into a wooded area of the adjacent FDR State Park.  Police soon learned the suspect was an 18-y…
New Barnes & Noble Coming To Mount Kisco: Here's Where New Barnes & Noble Coming To Mount Kisco: Here's Where
New Barnes & Noble Coming To Mount Kisco: Here's Where Iconic bookstore chain Barnes & Noble will soon open a new location in Northern Westchester. The mega-bookseller has signed a lease to open a new store in the former Walgreens space at 55 South Moger Ave. in Mount Kisco, according to Beth Vetare Civitello, Co-Executive Director of the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce.  The 13,700-square-foot store will take the space as of Friday, Aug. 2, Vetare Civitello added.  In a statement, the Chamber of Commerce said the store's arrival would help Mount Kisco become a "hub of Northern Westchester."  "Our belief…
Black Bear Activity On Rise, North Castle Police Warn: Here Are Tips For Encounters Black Bear Activity On Rise, North Castle Police Warn: Here Are Tips For Encounters
Black Bear Activity On Rise, North Castle Police Warn: Here Are Tips For Encounters A police department in Northern Westchester is warning residents to be on the lookout for black bears as they emerge from their winter dens.  In an announcement posted on social media on Wednesday, March 13, the North Castle Police Department warned residents that black bear activity is rising as the animals come out of their dens for spring.  The department also gave tips on what residents can do to minimize encounters:  Never feed or approach bears, including unintentional feeding such as allowing the animals to go through bird feeders, barbecue grills, or pet food; Clean…
Vehicle Rollover Snaps Pole, Shuts Down Busy Road In Northern Westchester Vehicle Rollover Snaps Pole, Shuts Down Busy Road In Northern Westchester
Vehicle Rollover Snaps Pole, Shuts Down Busy Road In Northern Westchester A vehicle rollover in Northern Westchester damaged a telephone pole and caused a temporary closure on a busy road. The incident happened on Saturday, March 9 just before 2 p.m., when a car rolled over on Route 133 in New Castle and hit a pole, snapping it in half, according to the Millwood Fire Department.  Arriving emergency responders and police soon shut down the road while members of the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps evaluated the driver.  Crews responded to the scene for around an hour and a half. 
Construction To Begin On Upscale Residences At Summit Club Golf Course In Armonk Construction To Begin On Upscale Residences At Summit Club Golf Course In Armonk
Construction To Begin On Upscale Residences At Summit Club Golf Course In Armonk An all-new luxury condominium community will soon be built at a renowned country club in Northern Westchester.  The Summit Club Residences, which will include 72 upscale luxury condominiums, will be built at The Summit Club in Armonk in 2024, according to the project's developers.  The residences, which were designed by Greenwich, Connecticut-based Granoff Architects, are being developed by JBM Realty and Florida East Coast Realty.  The 72 two and three-bedroom units will be priced from $3 million and will span six buildings offering four single-level floorpla…
Blaze Destroys Car On Busy Parkway In Northern Westchester Blaze Destroys Car On Busy Parkway In Northern Westchester
Blaze Destroys Car On Busy Parkway In Northern Westchester A car became completely engulfed in flames on a busy parkway in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Sunday, March 3 at around 10:15 a.m., when a car fire began on the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Hawthorne, according to the Hawthorne Fire Department. Arriving crews found the car overtaken by flames but were quickly able to extinguish them. A tow truck then eventually removed the charred wreckage.  The response to the fire took around an hour. No injuries were reported. 
Man Steals Over $1K From Northern Westchester Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police Man Steals Over $1K From Northern Westchester Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police
Man Steals Over $1K From Northern Westchester Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police A 31-year-old man faces charges after allegedly using a forged check to steal more than $1,100 from a former youth soccer center in Northern Westchester, police announced. Yorktown resident David James surrendered himself to Yorktown Police on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in connection with an incident that occurred in October 2021 at the former Footbik youth soccer center in the Jefferson Valley Mall at 650 Lee Blvd., the department announced on Friday, March 1.  According to police, on Oct. 27, 2021, at around 2 p.m., an officer responded to Footbik, which has since closed, for a reported larcen…
New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left His Brother Critically Injured In Bedford New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left His Brother Critically Injured In Bedford
New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left His Brother Critically Injured In Bedford A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a Northern Westchester crash that left his brother critically injured after he was ejected from their vehicle, police announced. Bedford Hills resident Marcus Vamosy turned himself in to Bedford Police on Friday, Feb. 23 in connection with a crash that occurred in Bedford on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, according to Bedford Police Lt. Jeff Gulick.  Earlier Report - 24-Year-Old Man Ejected, Critically Injured In Route 117 Crash In Bedford: Police On the day of the crash at around 5 p.m., Vamosy had been speeding north…
Man Steals Snickers Bar In Northern Westchester, Police Say Man Steals Snickers Bar In Northern Westchester, Police Say
Man Steals Snickers Bar In Northern Westchester, Police Say As proof that the law applies to even the smallest crimes, a 55-year-old man was nabbed after pocketing a Snickers candy bar without paying for it at a Northern Westchester store, police said. The arrest followed an incident on Thursday, Feb. 8 at around 10:30 a.m., when an employee at the COCO Farms store at 3700 Barger St. in Yorktown reported a larceny to the town's police department.  According to Yorktown Police, an officer arrived at the store and met with the employee. After an investigation, it was determined that 55-year-old Bronx resident Roberto Rodriguez had put a Snickers …
Fish Tank Fire Ignites In Northern Westchester Home Fish Tank Fire Ignites In Northern Westchester Home
Fish Tank Fire Ignites In Northern Westchester Home Thanks to quick action from a Northern Westchester homeowner, a fish tank fire was stopped from being worse than it could have been.  The incident happened on Tuesday, Feb. 20 around 5 a.m., when the Millwood Fire Department was alerted of a fish tank fire at a residence in the hamlet.  Arriving crews soon determined that the blaze had been sparked by an overheated power strip underneath the tank and that the homeowner had been alerted of the fire by their smoke alarm. They were then able to quickly put out the blaze before crews arrived, according to the department.  Crews …
Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Northern Westchester: Suspects At Large Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Northern Westchester: Suspects At Large
Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Northern Westchester: Suspects At Large Authorities are searching for suspects who were in the midst of burglarizing a Northern Westchester home before being forced to flee when the resident pulled into their driveway.  The interrupted burglary happened on Wednesday, Feb. 21 between 10:55 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. at a Yorktown residence in the area of Curry Street and Gomer Street, Yorktown Police announced.  The burglars ran out of the residence after the homeowner pulled into their driveway, prompting a widespread search of the area once authorities arrived. However, the suspects were able to elude search efforts, which la…
Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Northern Westchester Train Station Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Northern Westchester Train Station
Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Northern Westchester Train Station Rail traffic at a Northern Westchester train station was temporarily halted when an unconscious person was found lying on the tracks, fire officials said.  The incident happened on Thursday, Feb. 15 around 2:45 p.m., when Croton-on-Hudson firefighters and police as well as MTA Police found an unconscious person on the tracks, the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department announced on Friday night, Feb. 16.  Metro-North officials then stopped rail traffic and disconnected power to the high-voltage third rail, allowing rescuers to reach the person. Soon, the patient was placed in a bask…
Vehicle Fire Fills Residential Street With Smoke In Northern Westchester Vehicle Fire Fills Residential Street With Smoke In Northern Westchester
Vehicle Fire Fills Residential Street With Smoke In Northern Westchester A blaze that engulfed a vehicle on a residential road in Northern Westchester sent a plume of smoke into the air before it could be extinguished by firefighters. The fire began on Sunday, Feb. 11 around 4 p.m. in Somers, when a vehicle went up in flames on Brook Hollow Court, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  Arriving crews soon began efforts to put the blaze out and were able to quickly do so. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was not released. 
Rise In Pickpocket Thefts Reported In North Castle Supermarkets, Police Say Rise In Pickpocket Thefts Reported In North Castle Supermarkets, Police Say
Rise In Pickpocket Thefts Reported In North Castle Supermarkets, Police Say A police department in Northern Westchester is warning residents to be careful of their belongings as the number of pickpocket theft incidents increases at supermarkets in the area. In an announcement on Thursday, Feb. 8, the North Castle Police Department said that the town has been experiencing a rise of "pickpocket type thefts," especially at supermarkets.  To protect against these thefts, the department gave residents the following tips: Don't leave purses in shopping carts while looking for groceries; Use a crossbody-type bag that keeps your cards and wallet on your person; Cove…
55 Gallon Drum Of 'Unknown Substance' Found Floating In Northern Westchester 55 Gallon Drum Of 'Unknown Substance' Found Floating In Northern Westchester
55 Gallon Drum Of 'Unknown Substance' Found Floating In Northern Westchester A Hazmat team was called to the Hudson River in Northern Westchester after a resident spotted a 55-gallon drum floating in the water, fire officials said. The incident happened on Thursday, Feb. 8 at around 4:30 p.m., when a concerned resident told members of the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department that they had seen a drum of an "unknown substance" floating in the Hudson River by the northern shore of Croton Point, the department said. According to the fire department, a Hazmat assignment consisting of members from the Croton Fire Department, Croton EMS, Montrose Volunteer VAFD Hazmat, Ossini…
Parasitic Infection Exposure Warning Issued For Events Held In Mount Kisco: Officials Parasitic Infection Exposure Warning Issued For Events Held In Mount Kisco: Officials
Parasitic Infection Exposure Warning Issued For Events Held In Mount Kisco: Officials County officials are warning those who attended two events held in Northern Westchester that they may have been exposed to a parasitic infection that can prove deadly in some cases.  In an alert issued on Wednesday, Feb. 7, Westchester County officials warned that two people infected with toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by a parasite, attended two game dinners held at the Moses Taylor Jr. American Legion Post in Mount Kisco on Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 20.  Because of this, officials are urging everyone who ate food at the dinners or leftovers afterward to c…