Ben Crnic

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bcrnic@dailyvoice.com

Ben Crnic graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Geoscience in 2021. He has previously worked as a reporter with the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut, and has also contributed work to the Connecticut Mirror. Ben joined the Daily Voice team in October of 2022.

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Already-Convicted Man Caught With Ghost Gun At Westchester Residence, Police Say Already-Convicted Man Caught With Ghost Gun At Westchester Residence, Police Say
Already-Convicted Man Caught With Ghost Gun At Westchester Residence, Police Say A man faces several weapons-related charges after he was caught with a loaded ghost gun and ammunition at his Westchester residence, police announced. Following an investigation, Gregg Lacey was arrested at his Mount Vernon home on West 3rd Street on Wednesday, May 22 in connection with his alleged possession of a loaded ghost gun, the Westchester County Police Department announced.  According to the department, Lacey, a two-time convicted felon whose age was not released, was also found to be in possession of several rounds of ammunition and major firearm components.  Lacey…
$35K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Deli In Peekskill $35K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Deli In Peekskill
$35K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Deli In Peekskill One lucky visitor to a Northern Westchester deli walked away with much more than a sandwich.  A top-prize-winning Take 5 lottery ticket worth $35,001 was sold for the drawing on Tuesday evening, May 14 in Peekskill, New York Lottery officials announced.  Officials added that the winning ticket was bought at Friend's Valley Brook Market at 1053 Main St. (Route 202).  If you're looking to try your luck, Take 5 drawings are televised twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winners have up to a year from the drawing date to claim their prizes. 
2 Fraudulent Contractors Nabbed After Trying To Scam Westchester Homeowner 2 Fraudulent Contractors Nabbed After Trying To Scam Westchester Homeowner
2 Fraudulent Contractors Nabbed After Trying To Scam Westchester Homeowner Two fraudulent contractors face charges after threatening to leave a Westchester homeowner's roof unfinished if he did not accept a 400 percent price increase, police announced. The arrests resulted from an incident on Wednesday, May 22, when a Tuckahoe resident contacted the village's police department regarding suspicious contractors who had reached out to him to replace his roof.  According to Tuckahoe Police, the resident had verbally agreed to the work but had first requested a written contract before it began. However, the contractors instead allegedly began the job when he left …
Bridge Construction To Cause Multi-Week Lane Closures On Busy Route In Westchester Bridge Construction To Cause Multi-Week Lane Closures On Busy Route In Westchester
Bridge Construction To Cause Multi-Week Lane Closures On Busy Route In Westchester The construction of a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the New York Thruway is set to cause a series of lane reductions on a busy main route in Westchester for six weeks, officials said. The assembly of a new 270-foot-long pedestrian and bicycle bridge on Route 9 (South Broadway) over Interstate 87 in Tarrytown will begin on Wednesday, May 29, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.  The six-week project will require lane reductions to be implemented on Route 9 near Route 119 and Paulding Avenue. These traffic impacts will include: Beginning on May 29, two lanes in both…
Well-Liked Westchester Pizzeria Closes, Now Up For Sale Well-Liked Westchester Pizzeria Closes, Now Up For Sale
Well-Liked Westchester Pizzeria Closes, Now Up For Sale Much to the chagrin of those who frequented it, a well-praised pizzeria in Westchester has closed.  Pizza Domo, located in Hartsdale at 1 South Central Ave., closed its doors and put up a "for sale" sign as of Saturday, May 18.  The eatery had served a wide variety of pies with plenty of toppings, including buffalo chicken, meat lovers, and the "Gran Mama's" pizza with mozzarella, garlic, basil, and parmesan.  The pizza had been so well-received that the restaurant had collected plenty of five-star reviews on its Yelp page, including a write-up by Fran L. of Hartsdale writte…
Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Westchester Store: Here's Where Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Westchester Store: Here's Where
Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Westchester Store: Here's Where One lucky customer of a Westchester gas station is now the winner of a top-prize lottery ticket worth several thousand dollars.  A top-prize-winning Take 5 ticket worth $17,666 was sold for the midday drawing on Sunday, May 19 at a Mount Vernon business, New York Lottery announced.  Officials added that the ticket was bought at the A-Mart gas station at 140 West Sandford Blvd.  Those looking to try their own luck can watch the televised Take 5 drawings twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winners have up to a year to claim their prize. 
Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Mahopac: Police Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Mahopac: Police
Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Mahopac: Police A 28-year-old man was hit with criminal charges and more than 60 traffic tickets after leading authorities on a pursuit through a Hudson Valley shopping center and several neighborhoods, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident in Putnam County on Saturday, May 11 around 10 p.m., when a Carmel Police officer saw a motorcycle with a blocked license plate near the Mahopac Village Center and tried pulling it over, according to the department. However, the motorcyclist did not stop and continued driving down Route 6 into a nearby neighborhood. The officer followed it for more than ten …
New Assistant Superintendent Named At Hendrick Hudson School District New Assistant Superintendent Named At Hendrick Hudson School District
New Assistant Superintendent Named At Hendrick Hudson School District A Northern Westchester school district has selected a new assistant superintendent who will soon be leaving his current role at another municipality in the county.  In an announcement on Thursday, May 23, the Hendrick Hudson Central School District revealed the appointment of Steven Garcia as its new Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Leadership Development.  Garcia, who currently serves as Executive Director for Human Resources & Leadership in the Pelham Public Schools, will begin his three-year probationary term with the Hendrick Hudson District on Mo…
New Assistant Principal Named At Middle School In Greenwich New Assistant Principal Named At Middle School In Greenwich
New Assistant Principal Named At Middle School In Greenwich After serving for several months in an interim capacity, the assistant principal of a Fairfield County middle school now has the job for good. In an announcement on Friday, May 24, Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Toni Jones revealed that Matthew Cerruto will be the new assistant principal at Western Middle School, effective Monday, July 1.  Cerruto will take the position after serving as interim assistant principal since Wednesday, March 13. Before that, he spent two years as the assistant principal of the Parkway School in Greenwich. "Mr. Matthew Cerruto is a d…
Update: Police Nab Driver Who Left Crash Scene On Route 6 In Somers Update: Police Nab Driver Who Left Crash Scene On Route 6 In Somers
Update: Police Nab Driver Who Left Crash Scene On Route 6 In Somers This story has been updated.  Authorities apprehended a driver who left the scene of a Northern Westchester crash that briefly caused a closure on a well-traveled main road.  The crash happened on Friday, May 24 around 11:30 a.m. on Route 6 near the Somers Commons shopping center, according to the Carmel Police Department, which helped respond to the incident. One of the drivers involved in the crash left the scene, leading to a larger police presence in the area, authorities said.  The driver was eventually caught, Carmel Police announced around 1 p.m. More information abo…
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