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Cortlandt, NY

$26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Cortlandt $26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Cortlandt
$26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Cortlandt Work has started on a $26.1 million flood mitigation project in Northern Westchester just east of the Hudson River. The project will elevate the Annsville Circle as well as a half-mile stretch along Route 6/Route 202 in the town of Cortlandt, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Monday, July 15. “Last July, dozens of state roads in the Hudson Valley were affected by one of the most intense and devastating storms in years, causing mass flooding and road closures, and overwhelming communities,” Hochul said. “Resilient infrastructure is necessary to ensure public safety, and this project in Wes…
Work Begins On $16M Resurfacing Project On Route 9A Between Ossining, Cortlandt Work Begins On $16M Resurfacing Project On Route 9A Between Ossining, Cortlandt
Work Begins On $16M Resurfacing Project On Route 9A Between Ossining, Cortlandt Two major resurfacing projects on busy Westchester roadways have commenced, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.  The infrastructure work, consisting of a $17 million project along Route 100 (Central Avenue) and a $16 million project on Route 9A (Briarcliff-Peekskill Parkway), has officially begun, Hochul announced on Thursday, July 11.  The following stretches of both roads will be resurfaced as part of the projects: A 4.5-mile section of Route 100 from Underhill Avenue in Yonkers to the White Plains line; A 7.1-mile section of Route 9A from Route 133 in Ossining to Maiden Lan…
Man Accused Of Burglarizing Cortlandt Residence Man Accused Of Burglarizing Cortlandt Residence
Man Accused Of Burglarizing Cortlandt Residence A 37-year-old man faces a felony charge after allegedly burglarizing a Northern Westchester home, police announced.  Peekskill resident Kevin Powell was arrested on Thursday, June 20 in connection with an incident in Cortlandt on Tuesday, June 18, New York State Police announced on Wednesday, June 26.  According to police, on the day of the incident, troopers responded to a domestic dispute at a Cortlandt home. Authorities then discovered that Powell was not welcome at the residence, which was not his, and had entered an outbuilding to try to steal property, police said. Police d…
25-Year-Old Accused Of Stabbing Victim Outside Bar On Route 202 In Cortlandt 25-Year-Old Accused Of Stabbing Victim Outside Bar On Route 202 In Cortlandt
25-Year-Old Accused Of Stabbing Victim Outside Bar On Route 202 In Cortlandt An investigation has led to the arrest of a man in connection to a stabbing outside a bar in Northern Westchester. New York State Police say the suspect, Luis F. Contreras Paredes, age 25, of Peekskill, engaged in a physical altercation and stabbed the victim in Cortlandt on Crompond Road (Route 202) outside of My Second House Bar. on Wednesday, May 29. Paredes was charged with assault in the second degree, a Class D felony. Contreras Paredes was turned over to the custody of Westchester County Corrections for an active, unrelated arrest warrant.
Man Nabbed After Stabbing Victim Outside Cortlandt Bar, Police Say Man Nabbed After Stabbing Victim Outside Cortlandt Bar, Police Say
Man Nabbed After Stabbing Victim Outside Cortlandt Bar, Police Say A 25-year-old man faces an assault charge after allegedly stabbing a victim outside of a bar in Northern Westchester, police announced. Peekskill resident Luis Contreras Paredes was arrested on Wednesday, May 29 in connection with an assault that happened outside of the My Second House Bar in Cortlandt at 2141 Crompond Rd., New York State Police announced on Friday, June 21.  According to police, Contreras Paredes was involved in a physical fight outside the establishment and stabbed a victim.  He was later charged with second-degree assault and turned over to the …
19-Year-Old Admits Smuggling Migrants Through Northern Westchester, Threatening Them 19-Year-Old Admits Smuggling Migrants Through Northern Westchester, Threatening Them
Mario Chavez Millan Admits Smuggling Migrants In Cortlandt A 19-year-old man faces years in prison after he was caught trafficking migrants in Northern Westchester, federal officials said. Mario Elpidio Chavez Millan of Albuquerque, New Mexico, pleaded guilty to charges connected to his smuggling of people who illegally entered the United States as well as his participation in a kidnapping scheme, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Tuesday, May 7.  According to federal officials, on July 10, 2023, New York State Police in Cortlandt received a report from a person who said their relative had entered…
Stretch Of Route 6/202 In Cortlandt Reopens After Crash Stretch Of Route 6/202 In Cortlandt Reopens After Crash
Stretch Of Route 6/202 In Cortlandt Reopens After Crash This story has been updated. A stretch of a busy main route in Northern Westchester is now open after a trailer separated from a truck and hit a retaining wall, police said. Route 6/202 (Goat Trail) between Route 9D and Route 9 in the town of Cortlandt is now open following a crash on Monday afternoon, April 29, according to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police. According to Hicks, the crash happened when a trailer loaded with sheetrock separated from a truck and slammed into a retaining wall along the roadway.  A crane was needed to remove the sheetrock from the trailer to …
Peekskill Councilman Robert Scott Filed Fraudulent Petitions: DA Peekskill Councilman Robert Scott Filed Fraudulent Petitions: DA
Peekskill Councilman Robert Scott Filed Fraudulent Petitions: 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,…
Drunk Driver Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Yorktown Intersection: Police Drunk Driver Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Yorktown Intersection: Police
Drunk Driver Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Yorktown Intersection: Police A 45-year-old Fairfield County man faces drunk driving charges after authorities found him driving a disabled car at a busy Northern Westchester intersection, police announced.  Stamford resident Phillip Walsh was arrested for DWI in connection with an incident in Yorktown on Saturday, March 2, Yorktown Police announced on Tuesday, March 12. According to police, at around 6:30 a.m. on the day of Walsh's arrest, officers found a disabled vehicle in the roadway at the intersection of Underhill Avenue and Route 118 (Saw Mill River Road). Officers identified Walsh as the driver and determi…
2 Victims Rescued After Suffering Burns In Cortlandt House Fire 2 Victims Rescued After Suffering Burns In Cortlandt House Fire
2 Victims Rescued After Suffering Burns In Cortlandt House Fire Two people were taken to a trauma center after becoming trapped inside a Northern Westchester residence that caught on fire.  The incident happened in Cortlandt on Monday, Jan. 16 around 8:45 a.m., when a residence caught on fire with people trapped inside.  According to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department, arriving crews were able to extinguish the blaze and put out hot spots while also rescuing the two victims who were trapped inside. A search for more residents came up negative, fire officials said. The two victims were later hospitalized for burns and smoke inhalation.&…
Mohegan Lake Eatery To Close  Permanently: 'This Last Week Is Gonna Be LIT!' Mohegan Lake Eatery To Close  Permanently: 'This Last Week Is Gonna Be LIT!'
Mohegan Lake Eatery To Close Permanently: 'This Last Week Is Gonna Be LIT!' A restaurant in Northern Westchester will soon be closing for good, but not without one last week of fun.  Dog Haus Biergarten Mohegan Lake, located at 3137 East Main St., will permanently close after Sunday, Jan. 14, the restaurant announced on social media.  Although no official reason for the closing was given, in a Facebook comment, the owners wrote, "We truly tried our hardest to make it work."  Despite the bad news, the owners maintained that the eatery's last days in business would still be a blast. To make this happen, the eatery will host karaoke on Wednesday night,…
Man's Body Found In Wooded Area By Cortlandt, Yorktown Border Man's Body Found In Wooded Area By Cortlandt, Yorktown Border
Man's Body Found In Wooded Area By Cortlandt, Yorktown Border Authorities are investigating the death of a man known for living off the grid after his body was discovered in a wooded area in Northern Westchester.  The body was found on Friday, Dec. 29 around 2 p.m. in a wooded region in the Crompond area near the Yorktown and Cortlandt border, Yorktown Police announced.  The department made the discovery after the elderly man's friends reported that he had missed several lunch gatherings, police said. The man, whose name was not released but is believed to be from the area, was known for living "off the grid." His body was later taken to th…
2 People Hospitalized After Tree Falls On Occupied Car In Cortlandt 2 People Hospitalized After Tree Falls On Occupied Car In Cortlandt
2 People Hospitalized After Tree Falls On Occupied Car In Cortlandt Two people were hospitalized after a large tree fell on an occupied vehicle in Northern Westchester and caused severe damage.  The incident happened in Cortlandt on Friday, Dec. 29 just after 1 p.m., when members of the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department were sent to Mount Airy Road West, where a tree had fallen on a car.  According to the department, firefighters saw that a large tree had hit the back of the sedan, causing significant damage. Luckily though, those who had been inside the car were able to get out with only minor injuries.  The two occupants were later taken to…
Update: 17-Year-Old Boy Killed In Cortlandt Crash Left 'Indelible Mark,' Family Says Update: 17-Year-Old Boy Killed In Cortlandt Crash Left 'Indelible Mark,' Family Says
Update: 17-Year-Old Boy Killed In Cortlandt Crash Left 'Indelible Mark,' Family Says Funeral services have been announced for a 17-year-old Hudson Valley boy killed in a Northern Westchester crash who is being remembered for the joy he often brought to others.  Putnam County resident Vladislav “Vlad” Saban was killed in a crash in Cortlandt on Friday, Dec. 15 at the age of 17 when he lost control of the 2012 Toyota Prius he had been driving south on Albany Post Road (Route 9) and hit a utility pole and a tree, according to New York State Police.  Earlier Report - Fatal Cortlandt Crash: 17-Year-Old ID'd As Victim, Girl Critically Injured The pa…
New Update: Support Swells For Girl Critically Injured In Fatal Northern Westchester Crash New Update: Support Swells For Girl Critically Injured In Fatal Northern Westchester Crash
New Update: Support Swells For Girl Critically Injured In Fatal Northern Westchester Crash In the aftermath of a Northern Westchester crash that killed a 17-year-old boy and left a 16-year-old girl critically injured, their grieving Hudson Valley community is processing the tragedy while also supporting the families of the victims.  New Update: 17-Year-Old Boy Killed In Northern Westchester Crash Left 'Indelible Mark,' Family Says The crash happened on Friday, Dec. 15 around 8 p.m. on Albany Post Road (Route 9) in Cortlandt, when a 2012 Toyota Prius driving south sideswiped a Subaru Forester while illegally passing on the right shoulder and lost control…
Fatal Cortlandt Crash: 17-Year-Old ID'd As Victim, Girl Critically Injured Fatal Cortlandt Crash: 17-Year-Old ID'd As Victim, Girl Critically Injured
Fatal Cortlandt Crash: 17-Year-Old ID'd As Victim, Girl Critically Injured A 17-year-old has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash in Northern Westchester in which a 16-year-old was critically injured. It happened around 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 on Albany Post Road (Route 9) in Cortlandt. According to New York State Police spokesman AJ Hicks, an iitial investigation revealed Putnam County resident and Haldane High School student Vladislav Saban, of Cold Spring, operating a 2012 Toyota Prius southbound sideswiped a Subaru Forester while passing illegally on the right shoulder.  Saban lost control of the vehicle, struck a utility pole, and then a tree.&…
15-Year-Old Girl Found Dead In Cortlandt: Police Investigating Over 50 Years Later 15-Year-Old Girl Found Dead In Cortlandt: Police Investigating Over 50 Years Later
15-Year-Old Girl Found Dead In Cortlandt: Police Investigating Over 50 Years Later Authorities are continuing to investigate the murder of a 15-year-old girl whose remains were discovered in a sleeping bag at the bottom of a Northern Westchester cliff more than five decades ago.  More than 50 years after her murder, New York State Police are asking the public for help in solving the murder of 15-year-old New Jersey resident Alice Lezan of Franklin Township, whose remains were found in Cortlandt on Nov. 14, 1970.  On this date, authorities found Lezan's body bound with rope inside a red sleeping bag that was discovered at the bottom of a 60-foot drop ne…
Man Jumps To Death From Bear Mountain Bridge Near Cortlandt Man Jumps To Death From Bear Mountain Bridge Near Cortlandt
Man Jumps To Death From Bear Mountain Bridge Near Cortlandt A 48-year-old man jumped to his death from a Hudson Valley bridge. The incident took place on Friday, Nov. 10 at the Bear Mountain Bridge near in the town of Cortlandt in Northern Westchester County. According to New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks, New Jersey resident Aleksey P. Mikhaylov, of Northvale, was located and pronounced dead at the scene.   No signs of foul play were discovered at this time, Hicks said. The Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office was on scene for the investigation.
Teacher Hired In New District After Alleged Sexual Relationship With Student At Walter Panas HS Teacher Hired In New District After Alleged Sexual Relationship With Student At Walter Panas HS
Teacher Hired In New District After Alleged Sexual Relationship With Student At Walter Panas HS A Hudson Valley school district is defending its decision to hire a teacher who allegedly sexually assaulted a student in another district just days before a civil suit was filed.  The lawsuit accuses the former teacher in Northern Westchester of grooming a then 16-year-old student at Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt to have sexual relations on school grounds. The tenured teacher, identified as Alex Mendoza, age and hometown unknown, resigned in June after the filing lawyer contacted the Lakeland Central School District about the claim and he was removed from the classro…
Latest Update: Suspect Caught By Mansion After Cortlandt Burglary, Police Say Latest Update: Suspect Caught By Mansion After Cortlandt Burglary, Police Say
Latest Update: Suspect Caught By Mansion After Cortlandt Burglary, Police Say A burglary suspect is in custody following a chase across multiple municipalities in Westchester that ended near a mansion and caused several nearby schools to be placed in lockout, police said. The chase was prompted by an investigation into a burglary in Cortlandt on Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Sinclair gas station located at 2058 East Main St. (Route 6), according to State Police Trooper Aaron Hicks.  Earlier Report - New Update: Irvington Schools Put In Lockout After Teens Burglarize Area By Lyndhurst The next day, Monday, Oct. 16, officers from the Ossining Police Department saw …
Person Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Cortlandt Person Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Cortlandt
Person Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Cortlandt A person was sent to a hospital after becoming trapped in a rolled-over car in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Friday, Sept. 15 around 7:40 a.m., when firefighters responded to a rolled-over vehicle in a driveway on West Mount Airy Road in Cortlandt.  According to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department, arriving crews helped the trapped driver out of the flipped car and brought them into the care of first responders.  One of the car's occupants was then taken to an area hospital for evaluation, while another declined any medical treatment.  New York State…
22-Year-Old Nabbed For Making 'Ghost Guns' At Cortlandt Home: Police 22-Year-Old Nabbed For Making 'Ghost Guns' At Cortlandt Home: Police
22-Year-Old Nabbed For Making 'Ghost Guns' At Cortlandt Home: Police A 22-year-old man faces numerous felony weapon charges after authorities discovered that he was manufacturing "ghost guns" at his Northern Westchester home, police said.  Cortlandt resident Nicholas Zito, age 22, was arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at his home on Langeloth Drive, Westchester County Police announced.  According to the department, Zito's arrest was the result of a multi-agency investigation conducted with the help of the New York State Police, FBI Westchester Safe Streets Task Force, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, and the…
New Update: Flood, Storm Damage Funds Available To Westchester County Homeowners New Update: Flood, Storm Damage Funds Available To Westchester County Homeowners
New Update: Flood, Storm Damage Funds Available To Westchester County Homeowners Some $3 million in emergency assistance will be made available to eligible homeowners in the Hudson Valley impacted by flooding and recent storm damage. Earlier report - $3M In Flood Relief Funds Set Aside For Hudson Valley Homeowners: Here's Who's Eligible Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Wednesday, Aug. 9, the funds will provide emergency repair grants to homeowners who suffered damage to their primary residences in Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties. This funding is in addition to the $3 million announced by Hochul last month to assist homeowners affected by historic f…
Lane Closure: Route 6 In Cortlandt To Be Affected Lane Closure: Route 6 In Cortlandt To Be Affected
Lane Closure: Route 6 In Cortlandt To Be Affected Traffic on a busy main route in Northern Westchester will soon be affected by a closure that will only allow traffic to pass through a single lane controlled by a temporary signal.  Beginning on Friday, July 21 at 3 p.m., Route 6 in Cortlandt at Roa Hook Road will be reduced to a single lane, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  Alternating traffic will be let through the single open lane by a temporary traffic signal, officials said.  Transportation officials did not say how long the lane reduction would last. The closure is to facilitate cons…
Roads Expected To Reopen In Northern Westchester Following Flooding, Hochul Says Roads Expected To Reopen In Northern Westchester Following Flooding, Hochul Says
Roads Expected To Reopen In Northern Westchester Following Flooding, Hochul Says Several busy main roads in the Hudson Valley are expected to soon reopen following a severe storm system that dropped several inches of rain and resulted in historic flooding, officials said.  The expected road reopenings were announced on Wednesday afternoon, July 12 by New York Governor Kathy Hochul, who said that they will follow several days of intense repair work.  The closures were caused by a severe, slow-moving rainstorm that arrived in the region on Sunday, July 9, and dropped more than eight inches of rain in parts of the Hudson Valley.  Hudson Valley roadways expe…
Officers Awarded For Saving Lives, Surviving Standoffs, Seizing Drugs In Westchester Officers Awarded For Saving Lives, Surviving Standoffs, Seizing Drugs In Westchester
Officers Awarded For Saving Lives, Surviving Standoffs, Seizing Drugs In Westchester Several Westchester County police officers have received awards for showing extreme bravery and ingenuity, including one who saved a shooting victim's life with a potato chip bag and several who survived a standoff while being repeatedly fired at.  A total of 30 officers received their awards during the Westchester Department of Public Safety’s annual award ceremony held on Tuesday, June 20 at the Police Academy in Valhalla.  The awards were presented by County Executive George Latimer, Deputy County Executive Kenneth Jenkins, and Acting Public Safety Commissioner Terrance Ra…
Indian Point Full Volume Test Scheduled In Buchanan Indian Point Full Volume Test Scheduled In Buchanan
Indian Point Full Volume Test Scheduled In Buchanan Hudson Valley residents are being told to not be alarmed when they hear an upcoming test of the Indian Point sirens that will sound throughout numerous counties.  The test is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14 at around 10:30 a.m., according to Westchester County government officials.  The sirens will be heard in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange Counties, officials said, adding that no action is needed from the public.  The sirens were installed to alert the public of any emergency at the former nuclear plant, and the loud, high-pitched alarm would sound continuously …
Blaze Rips Through Cortlandt Home On Memorial Day Blaze Rips Through Cortlandt Home On Memorial Day
Blaze Rips Through Cortlandt Home On Memorial Day A raging house fire kept firefighters busy for nearly three hours on Memorial Day and left a Northern Westchester residence severely damaged. The blaze happened on Monday afternoon, May 29 at a residence in Cortlandt on Maple Avenue, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.  Crews took nearly three hours to put the fire out, requiring reinforcements to arrive with cold drinks for the tired firefighters.  The blaze left the structure of the residence blackened. Luckily though, no injuries were reported.
National Guard Sergeant Nabbed For Sexual Offenses In Cortlandt, Peekskill, State Police Say National Guard Sergeant Nabbed For Sexual Offenses In Cortlandt, Peekskill, State Police Say
National Guard Sergeant Nabbed For Sexual Offenses In Cortlandt, Peekskill, State Police Say A ranking officer in the Army National Guard has been accused of committing sexual offenses, according to New York State Police. Sergeant First Class Pablo Rivera, age 49, who resides on Long Island in Franklin Square, was arrested on Monday, May 15, and charged with two counts of forcible touching.  A lengthy investigation determined that the victim was inappropriately touched by Rivera on two different occasions in Northern Westchester County, in the town of Cortlandt and the city of Peekskill, state police announced on Wednesday, May 17. Rivera was transported to Cortlandt Tow…
Person Dies After Being Struck By Train In Cortlandt Person Dies After Being Struck By Train In Cortlandt
Person Dies After Being Struck By Train In Cortlandt New, updated story: ID Released For Person Struck, Killed By Train In Cortlandt A person was killed when they were struck by an Amtrak train near a station in Northern Westchester, officials said.  The incident happened on Monday night, May 8 around 8:40 p.m., when a person was struck by an Amtrak train on the Hudson Line near Cortlandt station, according to MTA officials.  The person was then taken to an area hospital, and later died from injuries sustained in the incident.  An investigation into the death is now ongoing. No criminality is currently suspected, officia…
'Institutional Misogyny': Chairwoman Resigns From Westchester BOL After Staffer Meets With Teen 'Institutional Misogyny': Chairwoman Resigns From Westchester BOL After Staffer Meets With Teen
'Institutional Misogyny': Chairwoman Resigns From Westchester BOL After Staffer Meets With Teen The chairwoman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators has stepped down from her position following a scandal involving a former county staffer trying to meet with a 14-year-old girl.  Catherine Borgia, who was elected to the position with a unanimous vote at the beginning of the 2022-2023 term, announced her resignation on Friday, April 28. Earlier Report - Staffer Fired For Meeting With Teen Girl Leads To 'Witch Hunt,' Westchester BOL Chair Says Numerous legislators had called for Borgia's resignation after a former staffer, identified as Anand Singh, was fired…