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Driver Hospitalized After Striking Fire Hydrant On Road In Millwood Driver Hospitalized After Striking Fire Hydrant On Road In Millwood
Driver Hospitalized After Striking Fire Hydrant On Road In Millwood Several water mains had to be turned off after a driver hit a Northern Westchester fire hydrant while experiencing a medical emergency. The crash happened in Millwood on Saturday, July 13 just before 10:30 a.m., when a vehicle struck a hydrant near the intersection of Seven Bridges Road and Millwood Road (Route 133), according to the Millwood Fire Department. Arriving first responders and police found that the driver was suffering from a medical emergency and removed them from the vehicle before performing life-saving measures. The driver was later taken to a nearby hospital in a "conscious…
Lightning Strike Sparks Blaze At Historic Abbey Inn In Peekskill Lightning Strike Sparks Blaze At Historic Abbey Inn In Peekskill
Lightning Strike Sparks Blaze At Historic Abbey Inn In Peekskill An over 120-year-old former convent in Northern Westchester that has since been converted to an inn was damaged by a lightning strike and resulting fire.  The blaze began in Peekskill on Wednesday, July 17 just after 4:15 p.m. when lightning from a passing thunderstorm struck the Abbey Inn & Spa at 900 Fort Hill Rd., according to the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department, which helped respond to the incident.  Arriving fire crews raced to the 122-year-old building and began cutting into the layers of asphalt shingles, foam insulation, tar, plywood, and lumber in the roof …
Support Pours In For Daughter Of Retired Peekskill Police Officer Battling Cancer Support Pours In For Daughter Of Retired Peekskill Police Officer Battling Cancer
Support Pours In For Daughter Of Retired Peekskill Police Officer Battling Cancer Community members have come together to raise funds for the young daughter of a well-known retired police officer in Northern Westchester who is fighting a courageous battle against cancer.  The fundraising effort began after 18-year-old Andrea Wright, the daughter of retired Peekskill Police Officer Andre Wright, was diagnosed with stage 2 cancer in her uterus after experiencing severe pain in her stomach. Because the cancer was aggressive and rapidly spreading, Wright was taken to Montefiore Medical Center in New York City and scheduled for emergency surgery, during which a…
Beloved Northern Westchester High School Student Dies At Age 16 Beloved Northern Westchester High School Student Dies At Age 16
Beloved Northern Westchester High School Student Dies At Age 16 A 16-year-old Northern Westchester high school student is being remembered for her determination to keep working and learning throughout her courageous battle with cancer.  Brooke Audrey D’Aleo, a student at John Jay High School in Lewisboro, died on Thursday, June 27 at the age of 16 after a battle with leukemia, according to her obituary.  Born in 2007, D’Aleo began life as a joyful baby, "always smiling and giggling," her obituary said. As the years went on, she grew into a role model for her younger sister and best friend, Paige, and became known for her selflessnes…
Car Damaged By Fire On Taconic Parkway In Millwood Car Damaged By Fire On Taconic Parkway In Millwood
Car Damaged By Fire On Taconic Parkway In Millwood A car fire prompted a large response from firefighters on a busy parkway in Northern Westchester. The blaze happened on Tuesday, June 25 around 5 p.m., when a car caught on fire on the southbound Taconic State Parkway in Millwood, according to the Millwood Fire Department. Fire crews soon arrived at the scene and found the burning car on the parkway's shoulder. The blaze was put out after around 45 minutes, the department said. No injuries were reported. The department did not give details on the cause of the fire. 
Passenger Rescued From Crashed Vehicle On Busy Parkway In Northern Westchester Passenger Rescued From Crashed Vehicle On Busy Parkway In Northern Westchester
Passenger Rescued From Crashed Vehicle On Busy Parkway In Northern Westchester A person was hospitalized after being rescued from a crashed car on a busy parkway in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Saturday, June 22 around 12:15 a.m., when a car crashed on the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway just north of Exit 25, according to the Hawthorne Fire Department. Arriving fire crews found that one person was still trapped in the car, which had crashed off the roadway. Firefighters then used hurst tools to extricate the passenger.  After the rescue, the passenger was taken to a nearby hospital.  The cause of the crash was not released. 
New Update: Northern Westchester HS Senior Killed In Crash Had 'Infectious Enthusiasm For Life' New Update: Northern Westchester HS Senior Killed In Crash Had 'Infectious Enthusiasm For Life'
New Update: Northern Westchester HS Senior Killed In Crash Had 'Infectious Enthusiasm For Life' A high school senior from Northern Westchester who was killed in a crash only two days before graduation is being remembered for his success as a soccer player and his desire to serve his country. Fox Lane High School senior Joshua Martinez Arana, age 18, was killed following a crash in Bedford Hills on Tuesday, June 18, just two days before the school's graduation ceremony.  Earlier Report - Fox Lane High School Senior Killed In Crash Days Before Graduation On the day of the crash, a car occupied by Arana and his friend another Fox Lane High School senior, cr…
2024 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By Northern Westchester High School 2024 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By Northern Westchester High School
2024 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By Northern Westchester High School Two high-achieving seniors at a Northern Westchester high school are being recognized for landing at the top of their class.  In an announcement on Wednesday, June 12, Byram Hills High School revealed its valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2024 are Grace Lin and Daniel Ndocaj, respectively.  The school's administration and faculty celebrated both students' accomplishments. "The achievement is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and excellence throughout their four years at BHHS," said Principal Christopher Walsh, who revealed the top-ranked stu…
Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Peekskill Eatery Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Peekskill Eatery
Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Peekskill Eatery A famous chef whose group runs multiple restaurants across the Hudson Valley has designed a delicious two-course summer prix fixe at a popular Northern Westchester restaurant. Chef Peter X. Kelly, the owner of Xaviars Restaurant Group, designed the prix fixe for Apropros restaurant in Peekskill at 900 Fort Hill Rd., a Michelin-recommended eatery located at The Abbey Inn.  Related Report - 'Lovely' Restaurant Inside 120-Year-Old Abbey In Peekskill Added To Michelin Guide Kelly now serves as the restaurant's culinary director, helping to design a menu featuring meals…
Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Yorktown Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Yorktown
Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Yorktown A popular cookie company that specializes in ever-changing unique flavors has officially opened a new location in Northern Westchester. A new Crumbl Cookies location in Yorktown at the Staples Plaza at 3333 Crompond Rd. celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 6. Earlier Report - Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Northern Westchester: Here's When The cookie shop, owned by brothers Justin and Scott Cinnamon, serves a rotating menu of gourmet cookies.  "We offer six gourmet desserts a week. We have a rotating menu of more than 300 flavors," expl…
Duo Caught With Ghost Gun After Chase At Shopping Center In Ossining Duo Caught With Ghost Gun After Chase At Shopping Center In Ossining
Duo Caught With Ghost Gun After Chase At Shopping Center In Ossining Two men were apprehended following a police pursuit that ended in the parking lot of a busy Northern Westchester shopping center. The incident began on Thursday afternoon, June 6 when two Ossining Police officers tried stopping a vehicle on Main Street.  Instead, the car kept going, leading police on a chase that ended up in the parking lot of the Arcadian Shopping Center, the department said on Friday, June 7.  Two men in the car, whose names have not been released, were then arrested. Soon after, officers also found a ghost gun pistol with no serial number, the department added…
Park In Yorktown To Be Named After Former Town Supervisor After His Sudden Death Park In Yorktown To Be Named After Former Town Supervisor After His Sudden Death
Park In Yorktown To Be Named After Former Town Supervisor After His Sudden Death A park and sports complex in Northern Westchester will soon be named in honor of a former town supervisor who died suddenly.  During a ceremony to be held on Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. the Granite Knolls Recreation & Sports Complex at 2975 Stony St. in Yorktown will be renamed after the town's former supervisor Tom Diana, who died on Friday, Jan. 5 at the age of 66 only days after being sworn into the position.  Earlier Report - Update: Funeral Details Released After Sudden Death Of Yorktown Town Supervisor Thomas Diana According to Yorktown officials, the park wil…
Large Black Bear Spotted Near Busy Trailway In Northern Westchester Large Black Bear Spotted Near Busy Trailway In Northern Westchester
Large Black Bear Spotted Near Busy Trailway In Northern Westchester Authorities are warning residents to take precautions after a large black bear was seen near a popular trailway in Northern Westchester.  In an announcement on Monday, June 3, the New Castle Police Department said the bear was seen in the area of the North County Trailway in Millwood.  Despite the sighting, the bear will only be encouraged to leave the area if it creates a public disturbance, acts aggressively toward a human or pet, tries to enter a home, or is injured and cannot move to escape, according to New York State Environmental Conservation guidelines. Thus, if the bear …
Boy Charged After Emailing Bomb Threat To Yorktown Police Boy Charged After Emailing Bomb Threat To Yorktown Police
Boy Charged After Emailing Bomb Threat To Yorktown Police A 13-year-old boy faces criminal charges after emailing a bomb threat to a police department in Northern Westchester, authorities announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Saturday, June 1 just before 10 a.m., when the Yorktown Police Department received a threatening message, the department announced on Monday, June 3. The message stated that people at the Yorktown Police station would get shot up and a bomb would be planted somewhere near the building, according to the department.  An investigation into the message revealed that a 13-year-old boy had sent the threatening ema…
Record-Breaking Sale: Horse Farm Goes For $30.6M In Northern Westchester, Report Says Record-Breaking Sale: Horse Farm Goes For $30.6M In Northern Westchester, Report Says
Record-Breaking Sale: Horse Farm Goes For $30.6M In Northern Westchester, Report Says An over 200-acre farm property has broken the record for the highest sale recorded in the history of a Northern Westchester town, according to a new Wall Street Journal report.  The 214-acre equestrian estate, known as Sunnyfield Farm, is located in Bedford and sold for $30.675 million, breaking the record for the highest sale recorded in the town, according to Sotheby’s International Realty agent Krissy Blake, who announced the sale on social media. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Krissy Blake (@krissyblake_) The prope…
New Update: Man Charged With Trying To Murder Officer At Northern Westchester Home New Update: Man Charged With Trying To Murder Officer At Northern Westchester Home
New Update: Man Charged With Trying To Murder Officer At Northern Westchester Home A 38-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge after trying to stab an officer in the back at a Northern Westchester residence, police announced.  Armonk resident Joseph Spennato was arraigned at Westchester Medical Center on Tuesday evening, May 28 in connection with his alleged attack on an officer at his home on Monday, May 20, the Westchester County Police Department announced. Earlier Report - Man Shot By Officers On Hallock Place In Armonk According to the department, Spennato's arrest resulted from an incident at his Armonk home on Hallock Place that began around …
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. 
Suspects Drive Car Over Baseball Field In Northern Westchester, Damage it Suspects Drive Car Over Baseball Field In Northern Westchester, Damage it
Suspects Drive Car Over Baseball Field In Northern Westchester, Damage it A parks and recreation department in Northern Westchester is asking for information regarding at least four suspects who tore up park fields by driving a car over them.  The incident happened in Mount Kisco on Saturday, April 6, when at least four people in a white mid-sized four-door vehicle drove it all over the fields at Leonard Park, creating deep ruts in big circles, the village's Parks and Recreation Department announced on Tuesday, April 9.  The Westchester County Police Department is now working to find these suspects, according to Recreation Superintendent Kyle Thorn…
Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At Northern Westchester High School Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At Northern Westchester High School
Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At Northern Westchester High School Firefighters raced to a high school in Northern Westchester after receiving reports of a chimney fire. The incident happened on Monday morning, April 8, when crews from the Millwood Fire Department responded to a reported chimney fire at Fox Lane High School in Bedford.  According to the department, arriving crews soon discovered that the affected chimney was clogged and quickly worked to unclog it and return the situation to safety.  No injuries were reported. 
Smoke Sighting Prompts Emergency Response At Shopping Center In Northern Westchester Smoke Sighting Prompts Emergency Response At Shopping Center In Northern Westchester
Smoke Sighting Prompts Emergency Response At Shopping Center In Northern Westchester Fire crews responded to a busy shopping center in Northern Westchester after receiving reports of smoke pouring from the building's roof. The incident happened on Wednesday, March 27 just after 7 p.m., when crews from the Somers Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Towne Centre At Somers shopping mall for reports of smoke coming from the roof.  Arriving crews soon found that they could not find any smoke or fire outside or within the building.  After searching for around 40 minutes, the department eventually deemed the reports of smoke to be "good intent." 
Live In Luxury: Sprawling 48-Acre Northern Westchester Estate Listed At $29.5M Live In Luxury: Sprawling 48-Acre Northern Westchester Estate Listed At $29.5M
Live In Luxury: Sprawling 48-Acre Northern Westchester Estate Listed At $29.5M An expansive 48-acre estate in Northern Westchester is now offering a life of luxury and relaxation to those with nearly $30 million to spare.  The luxurious 12,944-square-foot retreat, located in Bedford at 212 Mount Holly Road, is now listed for $29.5 million and includes a 7-bed 12-bath main house, guest cottage, tennis court, pool, and more, according to its listing on Zillow.  The main house, built in 1928, features architecture from the time as well as more modern amenities. Included in the residence is a Smallbone kitchen with an attached family room and solarium; a "dramat…
18-Year-Old Caught After Attacking Children At Park In Yorktown 18-Year-Old Caught After Attacking Children At Park In Yorktown
18-Year-Old Caught After Attacking Children At Park In Yorktown An 18-year-old student was taken into custody after attacking children at a park in Northern Westchester, police announced. New, updated report - New Update: More Details Emerge About Attack On Children At Park In Yorktown The incident began on Wednesday, March 27, when an unknown man began physically attacking children at Downing Park in Yorktown, Yorktown Police announced just before 2 p.m.  Officers soon responded to the park and apprehended and arrested the suspect as he fled into a wooded area of the adjacent FDR State Park.  Police soon learned the suspect was an 18-y…
New Barnes & Noble Coming To Northern Westchester: Here's Where New Barnes & Noble Coming To Northern Westchester: Here's Where
New Barnes & Noble Coming To Northern Westchester: Here's Where Iconic bookstore chain Barnes & Noble will soon open a new location in Northern Westchester. The mega-bookseller has signed a lease to open a new store in the former Walgreens space at 55 South Moger Ave. in Mount Kisco, according to Beth Vetare Civitello, Co-Executive Director of the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce.  The 13,700-square-foot store will take the space as of Friday, Aug. 2, Vetare Civitello added.  In a statement, the Chamber of Commerce said the store's arrival would help Mount Kisco become a "hub of Northern Westchester."  "Our belief…
Black Bear Activity On Rise In Northern Westchester, Police Warn: Here Are Tips For Encounters Black Bear Activity On Rise In Northern Westchester, Police Warn: Here Are Tips For Encounters
Black Bear Activity On Rise In Northern Westchester, Police Warn: Here Are Tips For Encounters A police department in Northern Westchester is warning residents to be on the lookout for black bears as they emerge from their winter dens.  In an announcement posted on social media on Wednesday, March 13, the North Castle Police Department warned residents that black bear activity is rising as the animals come out of their dens for spring.  The department also gave tips on what residents can do to minimize encounters:  Never feed or approach bears, including unintentional feeding such as allowing the animals to go through bird feeders, barbecue grills, or pet food; Clean…
Vehicle Rollover Snaps Pole, Shuts Down Busy Road In Northern Westchester Vehicle Rollover Snaps Pole, Shuts Down Busy Road In Northern Westchester
Vehicle Rollover Snaps Pole, Shuts Down Busy Road In Northern Westchester A vehicle rollover in Northern Westchester damaged a telephone pole and caused a temporary closure on a busy road. The incident happened on Saturday, March 9 just before 2 p.m., when a car rolled over on Route 133 in New Castle and hit a pole, snapping it in half, according to the Millwood Fire Department.  Arriving emergency responders and police soon shut down the road while members of the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps evaluated the driver.  Crews responded to the scene for around an hour and a half. 
Construction To Begin On Upscale Residences At Northern Westchester Golf Course Construction To Begin On Upscale Residences At Northern Westchester Golf Course
Construction To Begin On Upscale Residences At Northern Westchester Golf Course An all-new luxury condominium community will soon be built at a renowned country club in Northern Westchester.  The Summit Club Residences, which will include 72 upscale luxury condominiums, will be built at The Summit Club in Armonk in 2024, according to the project's developers.  The residences, which were designed by Greenwich, Connecticut-based Granoff Architects, are being developed by JBM Realty and Florida East Coast Realty.  The 72 two and three-bedroom units will be priced from $3 million and will span six buildings offering four single-level floorpla…
Blaze Destroys Car On Busy Parkway In Northern Westchester Blaze Destroys Car On Busy Parkway In Northern Westchester
Blaze Destroys Car On Busy Parkway In Northern Westchester A car became completely engulfed in flames on a busy parkway in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Sunday, March 3 at around 10:15 a.m., when a car fire began on the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Hawthorne, according to the Hawthorne Fire Department. Arriving crews found the car overtaken by flames but were quickly able to extinguish them. A tow truck then eventually removed the charred wreckage.  The response to the fire took around an hour. No injuries were reported. 
Man Steals Over $1K From Yorktown Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police Man Steals Over $1K From Yorktown Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police
Man Steals Over $1K From Yorktown Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police A 31-year-old man faces charges after allegedly using a forged check to steal more than $1,100 from a former youth soccer center in Northern Westchester, police announced. Yorktown resident David James surrendered himself to Yorktown Police on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in connection with an incident that occurred in October 2021 at the former Footbik youth soccer center in the Jefferson Valley Mall at 650 Lee Blvd., the department announced on Friday, March 1.  According to police, on Oct. 27, 2021, at around 2 p.m., an officer responded to Footbik, which has since closed, for a reported larcen…
New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left Brother Critically Injured In Northern Westchester New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left Brother Critically Injured In Northern Westchester
New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left Brother Critically Injured In Northern Westchester A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a Northern Westchester crash that left his brother critically injured after he was ejected from their vehicle, police announced. Bedford Hills resident Marcus Vamosy turned himself in to Bedford Police on Friday, Feb. 23 in connection with a crash that occurred in Bedford on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, according to Bedford Police Lt. Jeff Gulick.  Earlier Report - 24-Year-Old Man Ejected, Critically Injured In Route 117 Crash In Bedford: Police On the day of the crash at around 5 p.m., Vamosy had been speeding north…
Man Steals Snickers Bar In Yorktown, Police Say Man Steals Snickers Bar In Yorktown, Police Say
Man Steals Snickers Bar In Yorktown, Police Say As proof that the law applies to even the smallest crimes, a 55-year-old man was nabbed after pocketing a Snickers candy bar without paying for it at a Northern Westchester store, police said. The arrest followed an incident on Thursday, Feb. 8 at around 10:30 a.m., when an employee at the COCO Farms store at 3700 Barger St. in Yorktown reported a larceny to the town's police department.  According to Yorktown Police, an officer arrived at the store and met with the employee. After an investigation, it was determined that 55-year-old Bronx resident Roberto Rodriguez had put a Snickers …