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Update: Sewer Break Along Westchester Road Could Take Up To Few Months To Repair Update: Sewer Break Along Westchester Road Could Take Up To Few Months To Repair
Update: Sewer Break Along Westchester Road Could Take Up To Few Months To Repair A sewer pipe leak along a busy road in Westchester could take as much as a few months to repair, officials said.  The break occurred in the area of 100 East Hartsdale Ave. in Greenburgh over Memorial Day weekend and has caused traffic delays and sidewalk closures, according to Greenburgh Police and town officials.  Earlier Report - Sewer Break Closes East Hartsdale Ave Sidewalk In Greenburgh In an announcement on Wednesday, June 5, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said that the town still does not have an estimate for the completion of repairs. However, he added t…
Red Light Cameras Approved For Busy Westchester Intersections After Fatal Hit-Run Red Light Cameras Approved For Busy Westchester Intersections After Fatal Hit-Run
Red Light Cameras Approved For Busy Westchester Intersections After Fatal Hit-Run Officials are one step closer to installing two red light cameras at busy Westchester intersections following a hit-run that left a beloved community leader dead.  Following a request for two red light cameras to be put at two busy intersections in Greenburgh made by the Town Board, the New York State Legislature has approved legislation authorizing their installation, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner announced on Wednesday, June 4.  The cameras would be located at the intersection of Old Army Road and Ardsley Road as well as East Hartsdale Avenue and Roc…
Westchester Parking Garage To Be Named After Beloved Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run Westchester Parking Garage To Be Named After Beloved Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run
Westchester Parking Garage To Be Named After Beloved Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run To celebrate the life of a beloved community leader who was killed in a hit-run, a Westchester parking garage will be dedicated in her memory. In a ceremony on Tuesday, June 11 at 11:30 a.m., a Hartsdale parking garage at 234 East Hartsdale Ave. will be dedicated in memory of Stephanie Kavourias, who was killed in a hit-run crash on East Hartsdale Avenue on Aug. 26, 2023, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner announced on Wednesday, May 29.  During the ceremony, which will be held at the site A garage level 1, the Hartsdale Public Parking District Board of Commissioners…
New Wine, Spirit Store To Celebrate Grand Opening In Westchester: Here's Where, When New Wine, Spirit Store To Celebrate Grand Opening In Westchester: Here's Where, When
New Wine, Spirit Store To Celebrate Grand Opening In Westchester: Here's Where, When An all-new wine and spirits store in Westchester will soon celebrate its grand openings with free tastings and merchandise.  Ultimate Wine and Spirits, located in Elmsford in the ShopRite complex at 310 Saw Mill River Rd., will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, June 1 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner announced. The family and women-owned store, owned by Brittney and Zahid Mahir, will feature a "diverse array of fine wines and spirits from around the world," as well as personalized service, the owners said. "Whether you're an enthusiast seeking…
Sewer Break Causes Emergency Closure Along Busy Westchester Road Sewer Break Causes Emergency Closure Along Busy Westchester Road
Sewer Break Causes Emergency Closure Along Busy Westchester Road A sewer break has caused a closure along a busy Westchester road as crews complete emergency construction work.  New, updated report - Sewer Break Along Westchester Road Could Take Up To Few Months To Repair The sidewalk in front of 100 East Hartsdale Ave. in Greenburgh is currently closed to pedestrian traffic as the result of a sewer break, Greenburgh Police announced on Tuesday, May 28 around 12:30 p.m.  As the closure continues, pedestrians should instead cross to the northern side of the road using the crosswalk at Lewis Avenue and return to the south side by using the …
Update: 23-Year-Old Killed In Westchester Crash Was Proud Electrician, Rock Climber Update: 23-Year-Old Killed In Westchester Crash Was Proud Electrician, Rock Climber
Update: 23-Year-Old Killed In Westchester Crash Was Proud Electrician, Rock Climber A 23-year-old Westchester man killed in a crash on a busy parkway is being remembered as a successful electrician who excelled at repairing computers and was always there for those who needed him. Mamaroneck resident Logan Spillane was killed in a crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh on Saturday, May 18 around 1:30 p.m., New York State Police announced. 23-Year-Old Man Killed After Being Ejected From Car On Busy Parkway In Westchester Born in 2001, Spillane was a 2019 graduate of Rye High School and went on to become an electrician, which he took great pride in, according t…
23-Year-Old Man Killed After Being Ejected From Car On Busy Parkway In Westchester 23-Year-Old Man Killed After Being Ejected From Car On Busy Parkway In Westchester
23-Year-Old Man Killed After Being Ejected From Car On Busy Parkway In Westchester A 23-year-old man was killed after losing control of his vehicle on a busy parkway in Westchester. New, updated report: 23-Year-Old Killed In Westchester Crash Was Proud Electrician, Rock Climber The fatal crash happened on Saturday, May 18 around 1:30 p.m. on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh, Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police said on Tuesday, May 21. According to Hicks, a 1999 Lexus RX300 had been attempting to travel into the left lane when it lost control and fishtailed, striking a 2004 Toyota Camry. The Lexus then rolled several times.  The driver,&nbs…
Sidewalk Construction To Impact Traffic Around School In Westchester For Months Sidewalk Construction To Impact Traffic Around School In Westchester For Months
Sidewalk Construction To Impact Traffic Around School In Westchester For Months A sidewalk construction project meant to improve students' commutes will impact traffic around a Westchester elementary school for months, officials said. The project, which is set to begin the week of Monday, May 6, will construct a sidewalk along Fair Street and Juniper Hill Road leading to the Lee Jackson School in Greenburgh, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said. The project resulted from students' desire for a safer walk to the school, Feiner added.  Construction is set to cause traffic delays on Juniper Hill Road through the rest of the school year and is expected to be completed by…
6 Men Nabbed With Loaded Gun, Knife After Traffic Stop On Westchester Highway, Police Say 6 Men Nabbed With Loaded Gun, Knife After Traffic Stop On Westchester Highway, Police Say
6 Men Nabbed With Loaded Gun, Knife After Traffic Stop On Westchester Highway, Police Say Six men face weapons charges following a traffic stop on a busy Westchester highway, including one suspect who led authorities on a short chase, police announced. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Tuesday, April 30 around 1:45 a.m., when police stopped a vehicle on Interstate 87 in Greenburgh after it was seen violating traffic laws, New York State Police announced on Friday, May 3.  After interviewing the driver and five passengers, troopers found none of them had a valid driver's license. Before they could have the vehicle towed from the interstate, a search of its interior rev…
Busy Main Route Reopens After Tree Falls In Westchester Busy Main Route Reopens After Tree Falls In Westchester
Busy Main Route Reopens After Tree Falls In Westchester This story has been updated. A part of a busy main route in Westchester has reopened to traffic after being briefly closed thanks to a downed tree. Hillside Avenue (Route 100) in Greenburgh at the intersection with Valimar Boulevard reopened at around 4 p.m. after being closed for less than two hours after a tree fell on the roadway, Greenburgh Police said on Friday, April 12. The department said the road was reopened so fast thanks to "outstanding work" from the Town of Greenburgh Department of Public Works.
Nor'easter: Storm Causes These Road Closures In Westchester Nor'easter: Storm Causes These Road Closures In Westchester
Nor'easter: Storm Causes These Road Closures In Westchester Several heavily traveled roads in Westchester are blocked to traffic thanks to a powerful Nor'easter that battered the area.  Busy routes in municipalities such as Greenburgh, White Plains, and Mount Vernon experienced closures following a powerful storm that rocked the region with heavy rainfall and gusty winds, knocking down trees and power lines. One of the areas that experienced the most damage was South Central Avenue in Greenburgh, which was still closed between Mt. Joy Avenue and Old Army Road as of Thursday morning, April 4 as a result of a telephone pole that fell across …
Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Westchester Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Westchester
Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Westchester Community members are coming together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help a 16-year-old boy who was seriously injured while crossing a busy intersection in Westchester. The outpouring of support was prompted by an incident on Monday, March 4 at around 7:45 p.m., when 16-year-old Jacob Klugerman was struck by a cab while crossing the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry at the Lawrence Street intersection.  Earlier Report - 16-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Cab On Parkway In Dobbs Ferry   Klugerman a high school sophomore from…
Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Westchester Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Westchester
Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Westchester Hundreds of people are calling for safety improvements to be made at a busy Westchester intersection after a 16-year-old boy was seriously injured while trying to cross it.  New, updated report - Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Dobbs Ferry As of Thursday, March 14, around 1,100 had signed a petition calling for safety improvements at the pedestrian crossing on the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry at the Lawrence Street intersection. The petition was started after a 16-year-old boy was hit by a cab while trying to cross t…
Officials Take Step Toward Bike Path Between North, South Country Trail, New TZB In Westchester Officials Take Step Toward Bike Path Between North, South Country Trail, New TZB In Westchester
Officials Take Step Toward Bike Path Between North, South Country Trail, New TZB In Westchester Town officials have applied for a grant that would help fund efforts toward creating a bicycle and pedestrian path between the North and South County Trail and the new Tappan Zee Bridge in Westchester.  The application was submitted to New York State officials by the town of Greenburgh, which detailed the proposed path in an announcement on Thursday, Feb. 29.  According to Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, the proposed bicycle and pedestrian path would run along Route 119 from the South/North County Trailway to the new Tappan Zee Bridge. If the grant is approved and the path is eventua…
Update: Leak Causing Icy Conditions On Busy Westchester Road To Be Addressed, Officials Say Update: Leak Causing Icy Conditions On Busy Westchester Road To Be Addressed, Officials Say
Update: Leak Causing Icy Conditions On Busy Westchester Road To Be Addressed, Officials Say A leak along a busy Westchester roadway that has been contributing to dangerous icy conditions for years will soon be fixed with construction work, officials said.  Over the past couple of years, a leak on West Hartsdale Avenue (Route 100A) in Hartsdale has caused icy conditions during the colder months as a result of water flowing down the road. However, officials from the New York State Department of Transportation are planning to soon begin work on fixing the leak, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said on Tuesday, Jan. 23.  Earlier Report - Leak Causes 'Dangerous Ic…
Local Newspaper In Business For 123 Years In Westchester Suspends Publication Local Newspaper In Business For 123 Years In Westchester Suspends Publication
Local Newspaper In Business For 123 Years In Westchester Suspends Publication An independent newspaper that has been covering several Westchester municipalities for more than 120 years says it has suspended publication. The Scarsdale Inquirer announced on Wednesday, Jan. 16 that it would be suspending publication as it seeks to improve its financial standing.  In its announcement on social media, the newspaper, which was founded in 1901, wrote that it is looking for "solutions to bring us back to financial sustainability." The newspaper covered government, community affairs, and sports in municipalities such as Edgemont, Hartsdale, and Greenburgh. It …
Officials To Study Flood-Prone Area In Westchester, Provide Recommendations For Prevention Officials To Study Flood-Prone Area In Westchester, Provide Recommendations For Prevention
Officials To Study Flood-Prone Area In Westchester, Provide Recommendations For Prevention In an effort to reduce flooding, New York state officials will soon be studying a watershed in Westchester to provide town officials with recommendations on how to make the area more resilient to rain events.  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be commencing a study of the flood-prone Saw Mill River watershed in April 2024, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said on Thursday, Dec. 28.  The study, which is being undertaken by "expert consultants" and will come at no cost to local municipalities, is part of the DEC's Resilient NY program and wi…
Longtime Friends Open New Restaurant In Westchester: 'Incredible Journey' Longtime Friends Open New Restaurant In Westchester: 'Incredible Journey'
Longtime Friends Open New Restaurant In Westchester: 'Incredible Journey' Two longtime friends and business partners have opened up a new Mexican eatery in Westchester that they hope will become a popular mainstay in the community.  Invito Restaurant, located in Elmsford at 210 Saw Mill River Rd., held its grand opening on Tuesday, Dec. 19, and has become an "exciting new addition" to the area, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said. The new eatery, opened by business partners Erick Perez and Luis Payano, resulted from the duo's interest in opening a New York City-style restaurant in Westchester, Payano said.  "Something Erick and I…
Northern Westchester Man Tries To Rape Child, Meets With Undercover Agent Posing As Parent: DA Northern Westchester Man Tries To Rape Child, Meets With Undercover Agent Posing As Parent: DA
Northern Westchester Man Tries To Rape Child, Meets With Undercover Agent Posing As Parent: DA A Northern Westchester man faces attempted rape charges after setting up a meeting with an undercover agent posing as the parent of a pre-school-aged child who he intended to engage in sexual conduct with, officials announced.  New Castle resident Dustin Layme, age 26, was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 14 after attempting to rape a child in Greenburgh, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, Dec. 20.  According to the DA's Office, Layme made online contact with an undercover law enforcement agent who had been posing as a young gir…
4 Firefighters Hospitalized After 4-Alarm Blaze At Condominiums In Westchester 4 Firefighters Hospitalized After 4-Alarm Blaze At Condominiums In Westchester
4 Firefighters Hospitalized After 4-Alarm Blaze At Condominiums In Westchester A four-alarm blaze at a condominium complex in Westchester resulted in four firefighters and one civilian being sent to a nearby hospital, fire officials said.  The blaze happened on Thursday night, Dec. 7 at a three-story condominium complex in White Plains at 87 North Broadway, when a fire ignited on the building's second floor.  According to White Plains Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 274, arriving crews found extreme clutter conditions and high heat inside the room where the fire had begun, which forced them to retreat into a hallway.  Another engine company t…
Committed Westchester Educator Named NY Teacher Of Year: 'Making World Of Positive Difference' Committed Westchester Educator Named NY Teacher Of Year: 'Making World Of Positive Difference'
Committed Westchester Educator Named NY Teacher Of Year: 'Making World Of Positive Difference' A Westchester high school educator known for his creative methods is being honored as a New York State Teacher of the Year, officials announced. Mandel Holland, who teaches social studies in Greenburgh at Woodlands High School, is being honored as a 2023 New York State History Teacher of the Year through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner announced on Monday, Dec. 4.  According to Feiner, Holland is known for his unique and creative way of teaching American history in the classroom, which includes the use of documents…
Man Accused Of Stealing Property, Cars From Residential Facility In Westchester Man Accused Of Stealing Property, Cars From Residential Facility In Westchester
Man Accused Of Stealing Property, Cars From Residential Facility In Westchester A 30-year-old Connecticut man faces several charges after allegedly stealing from an elderly residential facility in New York, police said.  New London County resident David Durlach of Waterford, age 30, was arrested on Friday, Dec. 1 following a long-term investigation into burglaries at a Westchester County elderly residential facility located in Greenburgh. According to the department, between Monday, Oct. 2, and Thursday, Nov. 30, Durlach allegedly entered several apartments at the facility and stole property such as negotiable instruments and motor vehicles, Greenbu…
Leak Causes 'Dangerous Icy Conditions' On Busy Westchester Road: 'Be Careful' Leak Causes 'Dangerous Icy Conditions' On Busy Westchester Road: 'Be Careful'
Leak Causes 'Dangerous Icy Conditions' On Busy Westchester Road: 'Be Careful' Officials are warning motorists of icy conditions on a busy Westchester road as they wait for crews to begin repairing the leak causing the issue. New, updated report - Update: Leak Causing Icy Conditions On Busy Hartsdale Road To Be Addressed, Officials Say According to an announcement by Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner on Friday, Dec. 1, a leak on West Hartsdale Avenue (Route 100A) in Hartsdale has been causing "dangerous icy conditions" on cold days as a result of water flowing down the roadway.  The conditions have caused cars to slide on the ice, Feiner said, adding t…
New Details: Police Chief Was 1 Of 6 Westchester Officials In Israel During Large-Scale Attack New Details: Police Chief Was 1 Of 6 Westchester Officials In Israel During Large-Scale Attack
New Details: Police Chief Was 1 Of 6 Westchester Officials In Israel During Large-Scale Attack A Westchester police chief was one of the six county law enforcement officials who were forced to evacuate from Israel in the midst of violent fighting that has killed hundreds of Israelis and several American citizens.  Larchmont Police Chief Chris McNerney was one of the six Westchester County law enforcement officials who traveled to Israel on Thursday, Oct. 5 to participate in an international counterterrorism and antisemitism training, according to Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner.  Earlier Report - 6 Westchester Law Enforcement Leaders Return Home …
Work Begins On New Chick-fil-A Location In Westchester: Here's Where Work Begins On New Chick-fil-A Location In Westchester: Here's Where
Work Begins On New Chick-fil-A Location In Westchester: Here's Where Construction work has commenced on an upcoming Chick-fil-A eatery at a shopping center in Westchester. The new Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant will open in Greenburgh at the Midway Shopping Center located at 1001 Central Park Ave. The location will open near Panera Bread. The shopping center is now working on building an outdoor seating area for the eatery by reconfiguring the parking lot, which is also meant to improve pedestrian and vehicular access, according to Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner announced on Tuesday morning, Oct. 3. "The opening up of this restaurant will pr…
Westchester's Hometown Radio Station WVOX Goes Out Of Business: 'Big Loss' Westchester's Hometown Radio Station WVOX Goes Out Of Business: 'Big Loss'
Westchester's Hometown Radio Station Wvox Goes Out Of Business: 'Big Loss' After nearly 70 years, Westchester's hometown radio station, WVOX, has gone out of business a little over a year after the death of its owner.  The beloved New Rochelle-based station (1460 AM) discontinued all programming effective on Thursday night, Sept. 7, over a year after its owner, William O’Shaughnessy, died in late May 2022 at the age of 84.  Earlier Report: Bill O’Shaughnessy, Owner Of WVOX In New Rochelle, Dies The closure was confirmed by Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, who had a weekly show on the station for 25 years.  Feiner called the station's c…
Support Swells For Vietnam Vet Exonerated Of 1975 Rape In Westchester Support Swells For Vietnam Vet Exonerated Of 1975 Rape In Westchester
Support Swells For Vietnam Vet Exonerated Of 1975 Rape In Westchester Nearly half a century after a 72-year-old Vietnam War veteran was wrongfully convicted of rape that he was found to have not committed, community members are coming together to help him rebuild his life.  South Carolina resident Leonard Mack, age 72, has been exonerated of a 1975 rape in Greenburgh that he was convicted of in 1976, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday, Sept. 5.  Earlier Report: New DNA Evidence Exonerates Man Of Rape In Greenburgh: DA Seeks To Vacate Conviction Following his wrongful conviction, Mack served a sentence of ove…
New DNA Evidence Exonerates Man Of Rape In Westchester: DA Seeks To Vacate Conviction New DNA Evidence Exonerates Man Of Rape In Westchester: DA Seeks To Vacate Conviction
New DNA Evidence Exonerates Man Of Rape In Westchester: DA Seeks To Vacate Conviction DA officials are asking the court to vacate the conviction of a 72-year-old man who served numerous years in prison for a 1975 rape in Westchester that he was found to have not committed thanks to new DNA evidence.  The Westchester County District Attorney's Office will ask the court to vacate the conviction of South Carolina resident Leonard Mack, age 72, who spent over seven years in prison for a 1975 rape in Greenburgh, DA officials announced on Tuesday, Sept. 5.  At the time of the rape, on May 23, 1975, Mack had been accused of forcing two high school students at gunpoint int…
Vigil To Be Held For Beloved Westchester Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run Crash Vigil To Be Held For Beloved Westchester Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run Crash
Vigil To Be Held For Beloved Westchester Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run Crash A vigil is planned to honor a much-loved Westchester community leader who was killed by a hit-and-driver. Stephanie Kavourias, age 65, of the hamlet of Hartsdale, was struck by a driver allegedly high on drugs or alcohol around 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 in the area of 177 Hartsdale Ave., in Hartsdale. Kavourias, who was highly respected in the community for her service as the former manager of the Hartsdale Parking Authority, was struck by a vehicle driven by Antonio Sanchez Robles, age 42, of Brooklyn, who fled the scene, said the Town of Greenburgh Police Department. "Many residents o…
Largest-Ever Illegal, Underage Vape Sales Bust Made In Westchester Largest-Ever Illegal, Underage Vape Sales Bust Made In Westchester
Largest-Ever Illegal, Underage Vape Sales Bust Made In Westchester With the help of a task force consisting of numerous police departments, Westchester health officials were able to crack down on the largest illegal vape sales bust ever discovered in the county.  The bust was made during the week of Monday, Aug. 21 with the help of the Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Taskforce, which consists of police agencies from Ardsley, Greenburgh, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Irvington, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, and North Castle, County Executive George Latimer announced on Monday, Aug. 28. As a result of the bust, county officials confiscated all of the pr…
Deadly Hit-Run: Town Considering Safety Improvements Following Woman's Death In Westchester Deadly Hit-Run: Town Considering Safety Improvements Following Woman's Death In Westchester
Deadly Hit-Run: Town Considering Safety Improvements Following Woman's Death In Westchester Officials in a Westchester County town are looking for community input on improving the safety of a busy road where a beloved community leader was killed in a hit-run crash.  Greenburgh officials will be holding a Town Board meeting on Tuesday night, Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. in order to discuss safety improvements on East Hartsdale Avenue, where 65-year-old Stephanie Kavourias, the former manager of the Hartsdale Parking Authority, was killed in a hit-run crash on Saturday, Aug. 26.  Earlier Report - Woman Killed In Hit-Run Hartsdale Crash Was Beloved Community Lead…