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Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Latest Update: Croton Point Park Beach Cleared To Open By Health Officials Latest Update: Croton Point Park Beach Cleared To Open By Health Officials
Latest Update: Croton Point Park Beach Cleared To Open By Health Officials This story has been updated.  Two Westchester County-owned beaches have been cleared to open after tests confirmed that bacteria levels were back to a safe amount, officials announced.  The two beaches, Croton Point Park Beach in Croton-on-Hudson and Philipse Manor Beach in Sleepy Hollow, were cleared to open on Tuesday, July 2, the Westchester County Department of Health announced around 4 p.m.  Both beaches were originally ordered closed on Thursday, June 27 after tests revealed the presence of the maximum level of enterococcus bacteria outlined by the sanitary c…
New Update: High Bacteria Levels Close Croton Point Park Beach Through Weekend New Update: High Bacteria Levels Close Croton Point Park Beach Through Weekend
New Update: High Bacteria Levels Close Croton Point Park Beach Through Weekend This story has been updated.  Sorry, beachgoers — two popular beaches in Westchester have been ordered closed for the weekend following the discovery of high bacteria levels.  New, updated report - Update: Pair Of Westchester Beaches Still Closed Due To High Bacteria Levels Both Croton Point Park Beach in Croton-on-Hudson and Philipse Manor Beach in Sleepy Hollow have been closed through Monday, July 1 due to high bacteria levels, the Westchester County Department of Health announced on Friday, June 28. The beaches were originally closed on Thursday, June 27. However, after…
Increase In Bear Sightings Reported In Croton-On-Hudson: 'Do Not Approach' Increase In Bear Sightings Reported In Croton-On-Hudson: 'Do Not Approach'
Increase In Bear Sightings Reported In Croton-On-Hudson: 'Do Not Approach' Officials in a Northern Westchester village are advising residents to be wary of bears following an increase in sightings.  In an announcement on Wednesday, June 12, Croton-on-Hudson village officials said they have received "an increasing number" of black bear sighting reports in the last few weeks. Officials did not specify where the sightings occurred.  According to officials, this is likely because bears' movements increase in June as breeding season begins and young bears disperse to find their own space. The animals are usually not dangerous to people, but can become so if t…
New Update: Hudson River Swimming Advisory Lifted After Main Break Fixed In Ossining New Update: Hudson River Swimming Advisory Lifted After Main Break Fixed In Ossining
New Update: Hudson River Swimming Advisory Lifted After Main Break Fixed In Ossining This story has been updated. Following the completed repairs of a sewer main break at a Northern Westchester pump station, county officials have lifted an advisory for recreational activities in the Hudson River.  In an announcement on Monday, June 10, Croton-on-Hudson village officials said that repairs to the force main break at the Crotonville Pump Station on Croton River Rd. in Ossining have been completed and that the Westchester County Department of Health has lifted its advisory for avoiding the Hudson River.  The break occurred on Thursday, June 6. As a result, …
Update: Force Main Breaks Sends Sewage Into Hudson River In Ossining Update: Force Main Breaks Sends Sewage Into Hudson River In Ossining
Update: Force Main Breaks Sends Sewage Into Hudson River In Ossining This story has been updated. Officials are advising residents to stay out of the Hudson River throughout most of Westchester for at least several days as crews work to repair a force main break sending partially treated sewage into the water. New, updated report - New Update: Force Main Break Repaired In Ossining, Swimming Advisory Remains The break occurred at the Crotonville Pump Station at 100 Croton River Rd. in Ossining on Thursday, June 6, Croton-on-Hudson village officials announced.  According to an update from officials on Friday morning, June 7, the repair process is t…
Support Rises For Beloved Dog-Walker Severely Injured By Pickup Truck In Croton-On-Hudson Support Rises For Beloved Dog-Walker Severely Injured By Pickup Truck In Croton-On-Hudson
Support Rises For Beloved Dog-Walker Severely Injured By Pickup Truck In Croton-On-Hudson Following a devastating incident at a Northern Westchester gas station that left a woman with several severe injuries, community members are making sure she has financial support while she endures her recovery process.  The effort follows an incident in Croton-on-Hudson on Tuesday, May 7, when a beloved dog-walker named Alex, whose last name was not made public, was struck by a pickup truck at a Gulf gas station at 380 South Riverside Ave. and pinned against a wall. Earlier Report - Pickup Truck Severely Injures Woman At Croton Gas Station After she was struck, a bystander r…
Croton Point Beach Beach To Open Soon: Here's When Croton Point Beach Beach To Open Soon: Here's When
Croton Point Beach Beach To Open Soon: Here's When As the temperatures get warmer, Westchester residents will soon be able to cool off at several county-owned beaches and pools that will soon open. Beginning on Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, Croton Point Beach in Croton-on-Hudson and Glen Island Beach in New Rochelle will open on a pre-season basis, Westchester County Parks announced.  Following this, both beaches will open on weekends and holidays only until Sunday, June 23. Glen Island Beach will then open daily and Croton Point Beach will open Wednesday through Sundays beginning on Saturday, June 29 through Monday, Sept. 2…
Firefighter Injured During Blaze At Croton Residence Firefighter Injured During Blaze At Croton Residence
Firefighter Injured During Blaze At Croton 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 Route 9 In Croton-On-Hudson 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. 
Upgrades Completed At Croton-Harmon Yard After 23 Years Upgrades Completed At Croton-Harmon Yard After 23 Years
Upgrades Completed At Croton-Harmon Yard After 23 Years After more than two decades, upgrades at a Northern Westchester railroad yard that serves as an important hub of operations for Metro-North have finally been completed. The MTA announced the completion of modernization efforts at the Croton-Harmon Yard in Croton-On-Hudson meant to improve train reliability and performance on Friday, May 10. According to MTA officials, the project, which included state and federal funding, was started in 2001 after the site was determined to be inadequate at meeting the needs of crews who maintain the railroad's fleet of trains.  The project's final ph…
Pickup Truck Backs Into, Severely Injures Woman At Northern Westchester Gas Station Pickup Truck Backs Into, Severely Injures Woman At Northern Westchester Gas Station
Pickup Truck Severely Injures Woman At Croton Gas Station A woman who suffered traumatic injuries when a pickup truck backed up over her at a Northern Westchester gas station was saved thanks to the help of a quick-thinking civilian who tended to her wounds before first responders arrived.  New, updated report - Support Rises For Beloved Dog-Walker Severely Injured By Pickup Truck In Croton-On-Hudson The incident happened in Croton-on-Hudson on Tuesday, May 7, when a woman was struck by a pickup truck at a Gulf gas station at 380 South Riverside Ave.  According to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department, after the woman was hit, a civ…
Man Dies At Hospital After Blaze At Ossining Home Man Dies At Hospital After Blaze At Ossining Home
Man Dies At Hospital After Blaze At Ossining Home A man died at a hospital following a fire at a residence in Northern Westchester. The blaze happened on Tuesday, May 7 in Ossining in the area of Liberty Street and Spring Street, where a multi-floor residence went up in flames, according to Ossining Police. Arriving fire crews from Ossining and Croton-on-Hudson soon began working to put the blaze out.  During a search of the home, a man was found on the second floor and removed to awaiting first responders outside the residence, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department. However, the man later died at a nearby hospital. His…
Rise In Thefts From Unlocked Cars Reported In This Northern Westchester Village, Police Say Rise In Thefts From Unlocked Cars Reported In This Northern Westchester Village, Police Say
Croton-On-Hudson Reports Rise In Thefts From Unlocked Cars A police department in Northern Westchester is warning residents of an uptick in thefts from unlocked vehicles.  In an announcement on Tuesday, April 16, the Croton-on-Hudson Police Department advised residents that there has been a spike in thefts from unlocked cars within the village.  According to the department, police received over 18 reports of these incidents within a single night.  To protect against these thefts, police gave the following tips: Lock your vehicle even when parked in your driveway or other seemingly safe areas; Remove any valuables from your vehicle…
Father Jumps To Help Son After Fall At Croton-Harmon Station Father Jumps To Help Son After Fall At Croton-Harmon Station
Father Jumps To Help Son After Fall At Croton-Harmon Station Thanks to quick-thinking Metro-North officials and first responders, a person who fell on electrified tracks at a Northern Westchester train station and his father, who leaped in to help him, were rescued from the perilous situation.  The incident happened on Friday, April 12 around 10:30 a.m., when a person fell from the platform at Croton-Harmon Station onto electrified tracks, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.  After the fall, the person's father immediately jumped to help his son and put himself in harm's way in the process, according to the department.  …
Flooding Expected At Northern Westchester Train Station During Storm, Officials Say Flooding Expected At Northern Westchester Train Station During Storm, Officials Say
Croton-Harmon Train Station May Flood During Storm Officials are warning commuters that tidal flooding may affect a busy Northern Westchester train station during a multi-day storm.  An anticipated tidal flooding event will likely affect the Croton-Harmon Train Station parking lot area on Wednesday, April 3, and Thursday, April 4,  Croton-on-Hudson village officials announced on Tuesday, April 2.  According to officials, the flood levels are expected to reach their peak on Thursday morning around 7 a.m., when high tide occurs. High tide will also happen on Wednesday at 6 p.m., officials added.  The tidal flooding event …
Rubbish Fire Ignites Near Railroad Yard In Croton-On-Hudson Rubbish Fire Ignites Near Railroad Yard In Croton-On-Hudson
Rubbish Fire Ignites Near Railroad Yard In Croton-On-Hudson Firefighters responded to a Northern Westchester railroad yard after a blaze ignited in a rubbish pile. The incident happened on Wednesday, March 27 around 10 p.m., when Croton-on-Hudson Fire crews responded to a reported trash fire near the old Metro Enviro building on Croton Point Avenue near the Croton-Harmon railroad yard, according to the department.  Crews soon found a smoldering fire in some railroad ties and were able to extinguish it quickly, firefighters said.  The cause of the blaze was not released. 
Blaze Damages Over 100-Year-Old Home In Croton-On-Hudson Blaze Damages Over 100-Year-Old Home In Croton-On-Hudson
Blaze Damages Over 100-Year-Old Home In Croton-On-Hudson A Northern Westchester residence more than a century old was damaged by a blaze that began in its chimney, firefighters said. The fire began on Friday, March 22 just before 7 p.m. at a residence in Croton-on-Hudson on Teatown Road, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.  Arriving fire crews found an active blaze in one of the flues in the home's chimney between the second floor and attic. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the chimney, but radiant heat from the flames began damaging items on the second floor.  Luckily though, damage to the over 100-yea…
Wind-Driven Attic Blaze Damages Buchanan Residence Wind-Driven Attic Blaze Damages Buchanan Residence
Wind-Driven Attic Blaze Damages Buchanan Residence A blaze that ignited in the attic of a Northern Westchester residence proved to be a tough battle for firefighters thanks to gusty winds. The blaze began on Thursday, March 21 just after 1 p.m. at a residence in Buchanan, according to the Croton-on-Hudson and Millwood Fire Departments. Arriving fire crews soon began battling the blaze in the residence's attic and first and second floors, which proved to be difficult thanks to gusty winds and unstable floors.  Eventually, the blaze was brought under control around 3:30 p.m. Members of the Buchanan, Croton, Millwood, Continental Village…
Flood Warning: Croton-Harmon Train Station May Be Affected By Upcoming Storm Flood Warning: Croton-Harmon Train Station May Be Affected By Upcoming Storm
Flood Warning: Croton-Harmon Train Station May Be Affected By Upcoming Storm Ahead of a coastal storm that may bring widespread rain to the region, officials are warning commuters that a busy Northern Westchester train station may be affected by flooding.  In an alert sent out on Friday, March 8, Croton-on-Hudson village officials warned that a storm arriving on Saturday night, March 9, and continuing into Sunday, March 10 may cause flooding at the Croton-Harmon Train Station's parking lot.  Related Report - Multi-Hazard Storm Will Bring Mix Of Rain, Snow To Northeast As Clocks 'Spring Ahead' The storm is predicted to potentially cause flash flooding…
'Startled' Cat Rescued From Apartment After Oven Sparks Blaze In Croton 'Startled' Cat Rescued From Apartment After Oven Sparks Blaze In Croton
'Startled' Cat Rescued From Apartment After Oven Sparks Blaze In Croton A cat was rescued and returned to its owners by firefighters after an oven sparked a fire inside a Northern Westchester apartment. The blaze began just before 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6 at an apartment building on Sunset Trail in Croton-on-Hudson, according to the village's fire department.  Arriving crews found smoke coming from the building's ground floor and the floor above before forcing their way into a lower-level apartment. There, they found an active oven fire and put it out quickly.  Firefighters then searched the building and found a "startled" cat, which was soon …
Crash Scatters Debris On Route 9 In Croton-On-Hudson Crash Scatters Debris On Route 9 In Croton-On-Hudson
Crash Scatters Debris On Route 9 In Croton-On-Hudson A one-car crash briefly impacted morning traffic on a busy route in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Tuesday, March 5 at around 9:45 a.m., when a car slammed into a guardrail in Route 9 in Croton-on-Hudson just north of the Croton River Bridge, according to the village's fire department. Although the crash was initially reported as a rollover, arriving crews found that this was not the case and quickly began cleaning up debris while controlling traffic.  The driver declined any medical attention, the department said. 
Lifelong Firefighter From Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Quiet, Humble, Dedicated' Lifelong Firefighter From Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Quiet, Humble, Dedicated'
Lifelong Firefighter From Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Quiet, Humble, Dedicated' A lifelong Northern Westchester resident and veteran who spent eight decades bravely serving his community as a firefighter is being remembered for his willingness to help others.  Croton-on-Hudson resident John J. Giglio, also known as "Johnny Gig," died on Monday, March 4 at the age of 96, according to his obituary.  Giglio had been an 80-year member of the Washington Engine Company No. 2 in Croton and was well-loved and immensely respected throughout those years, serving as a Lieutenant, Captain, President, and other positions. Born in Buchanan in 1927, Giglio attended Croton Harmon Hig…
Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Croton-On-Hudson Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Croton-On-Hudson
Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Croton-On-Hudson A person was taken to the hospital following a vehicle rollover crash in Northern Westchester.  The crash happened on Tuesday, Feb. 27 around 8:30 a.m., when a vehicle flipped onto its side on Scenic Drive West in Croton-on-Hudson, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department. The driver was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, firefighters said. The cause of the crash was not released. 
Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Croton-Harmon Train Station Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Croton-Harmon Train Station
Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Croton-Harmon 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…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Northern Westchester, Region New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Northern Westchester, Region
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Northern Westchester, Region Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
Beloved Longtime Trustee, Deputy Mayor Of Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Mentor, Friend' Beloved Longtime Trustee, Deputy Mayor Of Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Mentor, Friend'
Beloved Longtime Trustee, Deputy Mayor Of Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Mentor, Friend' A beloved former village trustee and deputy mayor from Northern Westchester who dedicated decades of her life to public service is being remembered for her exemplary leadership. The death of longtime Croton-on-Hudson resident and former deputy mayor Ann Gallelli was announced by village officials on Monday, Feb.12.  Gallelli, who lived in the village for half a century, spent more than 35 years serving her community in roles on several boards and commissions, including the Board of Trustees, the Planning Board, the Waterfront Advisory Committee, the Water Control Commission, …
Blaze Tears Through Multi-Family Residence In Peekskill Blaze Tears Through Multi-Family Residence In Peekskill
Blaze Tears Through Multi-Family Residence In Peekskill A multi-family residence in Northern Westchester was gutted by an intense blaze that took hours to extinguish, fire officials said. The fire began on Sunday, Feb. 4 around 10:15 a.m. at a two-and-a-half-story residence on Orchard Street in Peekskill, according to the city's fire department.  Arriving fire crews soon found heavy flames coming from the rear of the wood-frame building and began stretching a hose line to begin dousing the blaze. At this point, the fire had engulfed the entire rear of the building from basement to roof and was beginning to even reach surrounding structures, fire…
Fire Tears Through Yorktown Residence Amid Dense Fog, Rain Fire Tears Through Yorktown Residence Amid Dense Fog, Rain
Fire Tears Through Yorktown Residence Amid Dense Fog, Rain Firefighters endured rain and heavy fog while battling a blaze at a Northern Westchester residence that left the home damaged.  The fire broke out on Wednesday, Jan. 24 around 6:30 p.m., when flames ignited at a residence in Yorktown in the area of Hardwood Place and Hanover Street.  With the help of mutual aid from departments from Croton-on-Hudson and Mahopac, firefighters were able to bring the fire under control and put out hot spots.  The response to the blaze took several hours. The cause of the fire was not released. 
Person Taken To Hospital After Crash At Busy Croton-On-Hudson Intersection Person Taken To Hospital After Crash At Busy Croton-On-Hudson Intersection
Person Taken To Hospital After Crash At Busy Croton-On-Hudson Intersection A person was injured in an early morning two-car crash at a busy Northern Westchester intersection, fire officials said. The incident happened on Monday, Jan. 22 around 7:40 a.m., when two vehicles collided at the intersection of South Riverside and Croton Point Avenues in Croton-on-Hudson, according to the village's fire department.  Fire crews quickly arrived at the scene and helped with traffic control and cleaning debris while members of Croton EMS and Ossining Paramedics took one person to a nearby hospital for their injuries to be evaluated.  The cause of the crash was…
Driver Flees Scene Of 2-Car Crash On Busy Route In Croton Driver Flees Scene Of 2-Car Crash On Busy Route In Croton
Driver Flees Scene Of 2-Car Crash On Busy Route In Croton A driver had to be located by authorities after running from the scene of a crash on a busy route in Northern Westchester, fire officials said. The crash happened on Thursday, Jan. 18 around 10:30 p.m., when two vehicles collided on northbound Route 9 in Croton-on-Hudson near Croton Point Avenue, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.  Arriving crews discovered that one of the drivers had apparently fled the crash scene on foot. However, they were soon found by Croton Police, firefighters said.  None of the drivers involved in the crash were injured. Crews had to…
Storm May Cause More Flooding At Train Station, Parks In Croton: Officials Storm May Cause More Flooding At Train Station, Parks In Croton: Officials
Storm May Cause More Flooding At Train Station, Parks In Croton: Officials Ahead of a rainy storm system's arrival, officials in Northern Westchester are warning residents to prepare for more flooding at parks and a busy train station.  Croton-on-Hudson village officials are warning residents to prepare for more flooding impacts as predictions call for yet another heavy rainfall event on Friday, Jan. 12, and Saturday, Jan. 13.  Related Report - Here's When To Expect Heaviest Rain, Strongest Winds From New Storm, Upcoming Snow Chances As a result of the storm, which is also predicted to bring strong winds, officials warned that the Croton-Harmon Tra…