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Vegetables, Bagged Salads Sold In 18 States, Including NY, Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns Vegetables, Bagged Salads Sold In 18 States, Including NY, Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns
Vegetables, Bagged Salads Sold In 18 States, Including NY, Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns A recall for a brand of vegetables and bagged salads has been expanded to 18 states due to possible Listeria contamination. Ohio-based Wiers Farm began its investigation in response to the Michigan Department of Agriculture's original findings, which led to the expansion.  Products in the expanded recall were packed between Friday, July through Friday, July 12. Vegetables that are part of the recall include cucumbers, green bell and jalapeno peppers, green beans, and cilantro. They were sold in a variety of different stores, including Walmart. For a full list of products, click…
Driver Injured After Car Overturns On Hudson Valley Roadway Driver Injured After Car Overturns On Hudson Valley Roadway
Driver Injured After Car Overturns On Hudson Valley Roadway A driver was hospitalized following a rollover crash on a busy Hudson Valley road.  The crash happened in Putnam County on Monday afternoon, July 22, when an Acura flipped on Milltown Road in the village of Brewster near the Connecticut border, according to the Brewster Fire Department.  Arriving first responders found the driver trapped inside the vehicle and were able to free her before taking her to Danbury Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The crash closed Milltown Road on Monday as the scene was cleared, the department said.
Big Lots To Close Pair Of NY Stores Big Lots To Close Pair Of NY Stores
Big Lots To Close Pair Of NY Stores Discount retail chain Big Lots plans to close around 40 stores this year, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). It currently has around 1,425 stores nationwide. Six stores in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are slated to close, with both New York stores on Long Island. No store closures are scheduled for New Jersey. The company cited rising costs and inflation as reasons for the move and said a bankruptcy filing could be coming. Stores in the Northeast slated for closure are as follows: New York 260 Voice Road, Carle Place 231 Centere…
Maserati Stolen From Westchester Neighborhood Used In Multi-State Burglary Spree Maserati Stolen From Westchester Neighborhood Used In Multi-State Burglary Spree
Maserati Stolen From Westchester Neighborhood Used In Multi-State Burglary Spree Authorities are urging residents to lock their cars after a Maserati was stolen from a New York neighborhood and used in a commercial burglary spree that took place in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  The theft happened in Westchester County during the early morning hours on Thursday, July 4, when a Maserati was stolen from the Greenhaven area of Rye, the City of Rye Police Department announced on Monday, July 8.  A Rye officer saw the theft while it was happening and tried to stop the suspects, leading to a police chase that ended soon after the stolen car crossed the Connect…
Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn
Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn Head coach Dan Hurley of the two-time national champion University of Connecticut men's basketball team has hit the jackpot by signing a new $50 million, six-year contract with the program. The school announced the deal on Monday, July 8, saying Hurley was the best college basketball coach in the nation. Under the new contract, Hurley will receive a base salary of $400,000 yearly and additional compensation for speaking, consulting, and media obligations of $6.375 million this year. The university said the contract then escalates each year. He will also receive a retention bonus …
Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory
Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory Bob's Stores, the family apparel and shoe retailer, will close all of its 21 locations throughout the Northeast after the company said it is bankrupt. The stores will remain open through July 14 as the company sells its remaining items at greatly reduced prices. Some things were marked down as much as 70 percent, according to a news release. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late last month, is $29.4 million in debt, according to the court filing.  Bob's President Dave Barton apologized to the communities affected by the closures.  We regret that our financ…
Gordon Ramsay 'Lucky To Be Here' After New England Accident Leaves Him Hospitalized Gordon Ramsay 'Lucky To Be Here' After New England Accident Leaves Him Hospitalized
Gordon Ramsay 'Lucky To Be Here' After New England Accident Leaves Him Hospitalized Gordon Ramsay has a message for bicyclists who may be considering forgoing their helmet: don’t. The world-renowned celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality TV star took to social media Saturday, June 15, to issue a public service announcement after suffering a “really bad” bicycle accident during a recent ride in Connecticut. “It really shook me and honestly, I’m lucky to be here,” the 57-year-old Ramsay said in a video shared on his official TikTok and Instagram accounts. On Instagram, he included a post-crash photo showing his torn jacket and visibly damaged helmet. The notoriously fie…
Man Gets Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting 2 Teenagers In Westchester Man Gets Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting 2 Teenagers In Westchester
Man Gets Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting 2 Teenagers In Westchester A 22-year-old man will spend more than a decade in prison for sexually assaulting two teenagers during separate incidents in Westchester, officials announced. Port Chester resident Richard Olmino was sentenced to 15 years in state prison for the two incidents, which both happened in Rye in June 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Monday, June 3.  According to the DA's Office, the first incident Olmino was linked to occurred on June 23, 2023, around 12 a.m., when he asked for help from a 16-year-old jogger in Rye Town Park. Olmino then too…
Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester County Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester County
Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester County A Connecticut man has admitted to committing at least 37 violent robberies across the state in 2022.  Hartford County resident Lonny Cross, age 45, of Bristol, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 21, for the crimes that ranged from Hartford to Fairfield County and one in New York in September and October 2022, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, Cross committed 37 robberies and attempted robberies of gas station convenience stores, mini-markets, and liquor stores in North Branford, Waterbury, Wol…
Family Of NY Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie At Stew Leonard's Files Lawsuit Family Of NY Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie At Stew Leonard's Files Lawsuit
Family Of NY Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie At Stew Leonard's Files Lawsuit The family of a 25-year-old woman who died in Connecticut has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Stew Leonard’s and an independent manufacturer for their alleged negligence in not properly labeling a cookie made with peanuts. Órla Baxendale, a dancer from New York City, died in Connecticut as a result of "gross negligence and reckless indifference" after she ate a mislabeled cookie sold by grocery chain Stew Leonard’s, according to a lawsuit reported by ABC News. Earlier Report: ID Released For 25-Year-Old Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie Sold In Danbury The 25-yea…
Northern Westchester's Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Area Theaters Northern Westchester's Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Area Theaters
Northern Westchester's Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Area Theaters Beloved actor Chazz Palminteri is again bringing his acclaimed one-man show, "A Bronx Tale," to theaters in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.  Palminteri, age 72, originally premiered "A Bronx Tale" as a one-man play in Los Angeles in 1989. Since then, the show has been turned into a feature film with the help of famed actor Robert DeNiro, as well as a musical that opened in 2016.  Now, Palminteri, a lifelong New York and Bronx native who currently lives in Northern Westchester County in the town of Bedford, is once again bringing the original one-man show to the…
Too Traumatic? School Lockdown Drills Would Be Reduced Under NY Bill Too Traumatic? School Lockdown Drills Would Be Reduced Under NY Bill
Too Traumatic? School Lockdown Drills Would Be Reduced Under NY Bill Some New York state lawmakers want to reduce the number of school lockdown drills that are held each year over concerns they could be harmful to students’ mental health. A bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Andrew Gounardes and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon would cut back the number of required lockdown drills from four per year to two. Schools would still have the option of conducting more drills if they chose to. The legislation would also mandate that school drills be conducted in a “trauma-informed, developmentally age-appropriate manner,” and would permit parents to opt their children ou…
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Westchester Location Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Westchester Location
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Westchester Location Fast-casual seafood restaurant Red Lobster has abruptly closed dozens of its restaurants. The company is also considering filing for bankruptcy protection, according to a CNN report. On its website, Red Lobster lists many of its restaurants as being "temporarily closed," including these New York locations: Kingston, Scarsdale, Nanuet, Poughkeepsie, Stony Brook No closures are currently listed for Connecticut or Massachusetts restaurants. Founded in 1968, Red Lobster has around 600 restaurants in the United States, Canada, and overseas. According to another CNN report, Red Lobster's prob…
Traffic Nightmare: Damaged Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Crash, Causing Days-Long Closure Traffic Nightmare: Damaged Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Crash, Causing Days-Long Closure
Traffic Nightmare: Damaged Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Crash, Causing Days-Long Closure This story has been updated. A closure in both directions on I-95 in Connecticut caused by an early morning crash and fire involving a tanker with thousands of gallons of gas will last for several days as a damaged overpass is removed, authorities have now announced. New Update - Watch Live - Work In Progress: Crews Repair Fire-Damaged I-95 Stretch The incident happened at the outset of the morning commute on Thursday, May 2 in Norwalk near exits 14 and 15. "Extensive damage occurred to the Fairfield Avenue overpass bridge," according to the Norwalk Fire Department. The Connecticut Dep…
Popular Frozen Meat Pizza Product Recalled Due To Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens Popular Frozen Meat Pizza Product Recalled Due To Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens
Popular Frozen Meat Pizza Product Recalled Due To Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens A popular frozen pizza product sold in the Northeast has been recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. 802 VT Frozen, a Newport, Vermont, establishment, said the recall involves approximately 8,220 pounds of its frozen meat pizza. The product contains soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Friday, April 26. The produced was made from April 25, 2023, through April 25, 2024.  The following product is subject to recall: 17.8-oz. cardboard box containi…
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's is recalling Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil that was sold across the country in 2.5-ounce clamshell packaging due to concerns of Salmonella contamination. This week, the supermarket giant issued an alert cautioning shoppers in 29 states, as well as Washington, DC, not to consume the product as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigates a reported outbreak of Salmonella. Trader Joes is recalling Infinite Herbs Organic Basil FDA According to the FDA, "Trader Joe’s has already voluntarily removed all Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil packed in 2.5-oz clamshell pa…
Blaze Tears Through Northern Westchester Home, Causes Road Closure Blaze Tears Through Northern Westchester Home, Causes Road Closure
Blaze Tears Through Northern Westchester Home, Causes Road Closure Firefighters from several departments spent hours fighting a blaze at a Northern Westchester residence that required nearly 100,000 gallons of water and an excavator to completely extinguish. Updated Report - Update: Funds Come To Pound Ridge Firefighter Hurt In Blaze The blaze began on Monday morning, April 8 at a residence on Long Ridge Road in Bedford, according to the Bedford Fire Department. After crews arrived at the home at around 7:30 a.m., they searched the building and found no one inside. Firefighters then began dousing the flames, which were tearing through the sides and r…
Over 40 Aftershocks Keep NY Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake Over 40 Aftershocks Keep NY Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake
Over 40 Aftershocks Keep NY Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake Call it jealousy over the total solar eclipse? As millions geared up to watch the sun and moon’s rare celestial spectacle, Mother Earth continued to put on a show of her own in the days after a rare 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook much of the Northeast on Friday, April 5. Since then, at least 44 aftershocks have been recorded in Hunterdon and Somerset counties in New Jersey, according to data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). Earlier Report: New York Feels 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock The tremors, ranging in magnitude from 1.3 to 2.6, were felt across New Jersey, New York…
4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors
4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors Hours after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the northeast, several states are once again feeling the earth move in what appears to be an aftershock. Just after 6 p.m. on Friday, April 5, the tremors of a 4.0 magnitude earthquake — an aftershock from an earlier 4.8 quake originating in New Jersey — could be felt across the Northeast. Similar to its earlier counterpart, the quake shook buildings across New York City, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut, with some reporting feeling it in Pennsylvania and western Massachusetts. Original Story: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeast T…
4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Northeast 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Northeast
4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Northeast An earthquake was felt in several states along the East Coast, including New York and Connecticut, late Friday morning, April 5. Click here for a new, updated story - 4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors The US Geological Survey said the quake, which occurred at 10:23 a.m. measured a 4.8 on the Richter scale, and had a depth of 0.62 miles. It reportedly originated in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in the borough of Lebanon, about 60 miles west of midtown Manhattan. It shook buildings across New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and was even felt as far away as Boston…
Popular Discount Bakery Chain Shutters Sole Hudson Valley Store Popular Discount Bakery Chain Shutters Sole Hudson Valley Store
Popular Discount Bakery Chain Shutters Sole Hudson Valley Store It’s the end of an era for bakery bargain shoppers as longtime staple Freihofer’s Bakery Outlet has permanently closed. The discount bakery chain has shuttered dozens of stores across the Northeast, including all of its New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts locations. “After careful analysis and consideration, we made the difficult decision to permanently close 28 of our outlet stores…” a representative for Bimbo Bakeries, Freihofer's parent company, told Daily Voice. Any leftover products were expected to be donated to local food banks. “We appreciate all of our associates who worked …
Longtime Senator, Former VP Candidate Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82 Longtime Senator, Former VP Candidate Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82
Longtime Senator, Former VP Candidate Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82 Joe Lieberman, who represented Connecticut in the US Senate for more than two decades and ran alongside Al Gore during his historically unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2000, has died at the age of 82. The Democrat-turned-Independent died Wednesday, March 27, in New York after suffering complications from a fall, according to NBC News. "Senator Lieberman’s love of God, his family, and America endured throughout his life of service in the public interest," the outlet quoted his family as saying. News of his death sparked a flood of tributes from across the political spectrum. A…
Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Region: Here Are Available Roles Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Region: Here Are Available Roles
Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Region: Here Are Available Roles Prospective actors who don't mind donning 18th-century-era costumes may be interested in auditioning for a television show set to film in Connecticut.  An upcoming show centered around the Revolutionary War and George Washington titled "Revolution" will film in Fairfield County between Monday, March 25, and Friday, April 5 in Stamford, according to a casting call posted by Backstage.  The non-union series, which will play on a major network, is offering $150 for an estimated 10 hours of work for several roles which include:  British and French soldiers, as well as Virginia …
'Just The Beginning': Nation's First Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm Completed Off NY Coast 'Just The Beginning': Nation's First Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm Completed Off NY Coast
'Just The Beginning': Nation's First Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm Completed Off NY Coast If you’re reading this, there’s a possibility that the electricity to power your device came from the country’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of the South Fork Wind project on Thursday, March 14, capping off more than two years of construction that began in February 2022. As of Thursday, all 12 of the project’s offshore wind turbines were up and running roughly 35 miles off the coast of Long Island, delivering power to Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaways, the governor’s office said. Earlier Report: 'Momentous St…
FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak
FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak The US Food and Drug Administration has recalled oysters grown and harvested in Connecticut following an outbreak of norovirus. In a notice on Thursday, March 14, the FDA said the outbreak was caused by oysters sold by Norwalk-based Norm Bloom and Son harvested in February. Although the FDA did not give many how many people were sickened, they did reveal the contaminated batch was associated with an outbreak in Minnesota. In the notice, the FDA warned consumers that the oysters were also sold to restaurants and retailers throughout Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryl…
Taylor Swift's Relatives Include This Iconic Poet, Ancestry Reveals Taylor Swift's Relatives Include This Iconic Poet, Ancestry Reveals
Taylor Swift's Relatives Include This Iconic Poet, Ancestry Reveals From one “tortured poet” to another: the uber-famous Taylor Swift is related to another famous wordsmith, who happens to be from Massachusetts. Taylor Swift, the internationally-loved pop star who recently announced her upcoming album “The Tortured Poets Department,” was discovered to be related to iconic poet Emily Dickinson, NBC’s TODAY Show announced on Monday, March 4. According to Ancestry, who revealed the star-studded lineage to TODAY, Swift and Dickinson are both descendants of a 17th-century English immigrant, who was an early settler in Connecticut, in the Hartford County t…
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Westchester Investigation, Police Say Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Westchester Investigation, Police Say
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Westchester Investigation, Police Say A suspected catalytic converter thief from New York has been nabbed over five years later following an investigation that began in Connecticut and spanned two states and three counties. Jeraud Anthony, age 38, of the Bronx, was arrested on multiple charges Monday, Feb. 12, in connection with a stolen catalytic converter outside a business in Fairfield County. According to Darien Police, a woman contacted officers in September 2018 saying that someone had cut the catalytic converter off of her vehicle outside Darien Sport Shop on Post Road (Route 1). A witness told police they saw a vehicle…
Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car In Westchester: Police Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car In Westchester: Police
Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car In Westchester: Police A 20-year-old Connecticut man faces several charges after leading authorities on a chase in a stolen vehicle in New York, police announced.  New Haven County resident Shyheim Mcquillar of New Haven was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 15 following an incident earlier in the day involving a vehicle stolen out of New Haven on Sunday, Feb. 11, the City of Rye Police Department announced. According to the department, on Thursday around 8:15 a.m., City of Rye Police officers in Westchester County were alerted to a stolen white Volkswagen Jetta traveling within Rye. Police soon found the…
How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas
How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas A quick-moving winter storm that is now moving east produced higher-than-expected snowfall totals in some parts of the region, especially in and around New York City and on Long Island. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location Amount Time/Date Provider New York New York City New York County (Manhattan) Central Park 2.0 inches 0700 AM 02/17 Official NWS Obs SE Greenwich Village 3.2 inches 0920 AM 02/17 NWS Employee Kings County (Brooklyn) Coney Island 9.9 inches 0655 AM 02/17 Trained Spotter Coney Is…
Northern Westchester Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From Store: Police Northern Westchester Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From Store: Police
Northern Westchester Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From Store: Police A 22-year-old New York man faces charges after stealing more than $11,000 worth of merchandise from a Connecticut store and leading authorities on pursuits in two states, police announced. Northern Westchester resident Jebocka Perkins of Peekskill was picked up from the Westchester County Correctional Facility in Valhalla and taken to the New Haven County city of Meriden on Wednesday, Feb. 14, where he was charged in connection to an August 2023 larceny, Meriden Police announced.  According to Meriden Police, on Sunday, Aug. 27, around 6 p.m., Perkins and three other women entered the …
29-Year-Old From Connecticut Focus Of Netflix Documentary On His Mom's Mysterious Death On Boat 29-Year-Old From Connecticut Focus Of Netflix Documentary On His Mom's Mysterious Death On Boat
29-Year-Old From Connecticut Focus Of Netflix Documentary On His Mom's Mysterious Death On Boat A 29-year-old from Connecticut who was accused of killing his mother and grandfather is the focus of a new Netflix documentary on the mysterious deaths.  Netflix said earlier this month the documentary will explore the mysteries surrounding Middlesex County native Nathan Carman, of Middletown, who was accused of killing his mother Linda Carman while on a fishing trip in 2016, and his grandfather, John Chakalos. three years earlier in 2013. Carman, who died while in police custody last year, allegedly killed his mother while fishing off the coast of Rhode Island on the family boat.…