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Smoking Lithium Ion Battery Prompts Hazmat Response At Somers Residence Smoking Lithium Ion Battery Prompts Hazmat Response At Somers Residence
Smoking Lithium Ion Battery Prompts Hazmat Response At Somers Residence Emergency crews raced to a Northern Westchester residence after a smoking lithium-ion battery was found inside.  The incident happened on Thursday, May 23 around 6:30 p.m., when a smoking lithium-ion battery was found at a Somers home on Loomis Drive. According to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department, crews responded within minutes and called the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services Hazardous Materials Team to help deal with the battery.  Once the hazmat team arrived, they suited up and were able to successfully dispose of the battery, fire officials said.&nbs…
Serious Crash Impacts Traffic On Route 6 In Somers Serious Crash Impacts Traffic On Route 6 In Somers
Serious Crash Impacts Traffic On Route 6 In Somers A serious crash is causing traffic delays on a busy main route in Northern Westchester, police announced. The crash happened on Route 6 in Somers between Clayton Boulevard and Mahopac Avenue on Thursday, May 2, the Carmel Police Department announced just before 12:30 p.m.  Carmel and Somers Police are now directing traffic in the area of the crash. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.  Further information about the crash has not yet been released.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Man Killed After Leading Troopers On Pursuit, Hitting Tree In Somers: Police Man Killed After Leading Troopers On Pursuit, Hitting Tree In Somers: Police
Man Killed After Leading Troopers On Pursuit, Hitting Tree In Somers: Police A 66-year-old Hudson Valley man was killed when he crashed into a tree after leading authorities on a short pursuit in Northern Westchester, police said. According to authorities, an incident occurred on Tuesday, April 30, around 3:40 p.m. when New York State Police attempted to pull over a 2019 Nissan Altima on Route 100 in Somers.  The car was allegedly not staying in its lane. After this, the vehicle did not stop and soon led police on a short chase before leaving the roadway for unknown reasons and striking a tree, state police said. The driver, identified as 66-year-old Putnam C…
Westchester Officials Speak Out Against Proposed Battery Storage Facility In Mahopac Westchester Officials Speak Out Against Proposed Battery Storage Facility In Mahopac
Westchester Officials Speak Out Against Proposed Battery Storage Facility In Mahopac County and town officials in Westchester are speaking out against a proposed battery storage facility in the Hudson Valley that may pose safety concerns and has already garnered an opposing petition from residents.  The lithium battery storage facility, proposed by East Point Energy, would be located in the Putnam County hamlet of Mahopac at 24 Miller Rd., in close proximity to the town of Somers in Northern Westchester, according to Somers Town Supervisor Robert Scorrano.  According to the proposed facility's developers, the site's batteries would use the area's electrical grid t…
Refurbished Old Bet Statue Returns To Somers Refurbished Old Bet Statue Returns To Somers
Refurbished Old Bet Statue Returns To Somers An iconic statue has returned in a more durable form in Northern Westchester. The statue in front of The Elephant Hotel in Somers known as Old Bet has returned to its post after being taken down in July 2023, Somers town officials announced on Monday, April 22.  The beloved landmark had been a fixture in Somers since 1827 when a gilt wood replica of an elephant was installed on iron scrollwork on top of a granite shaft in front of the hotel, which was built between 1820 and 1825 and is now used as Town Hall.  The old statue was taken down after cracks were discovered in it. …
Somers Firefighters Battle Car Blaze, Burning Wires Somers Firefighters Battle Car Blaze, Burning Wires
Somers Firefighters Battle Car Blaze, Burning Wires Firefighters battled both a car blaze and downed burning wires that began at nearly the same time during a busy morning in Northern Westchester.  The incidents happened on Wednesday, April 3 just before 9 a.m., when firefighters in Somers responded to downed burning wires on Route 202 near Todd Road while also being called to the scene of a car blaze in a parking lot on Route 6.  According to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department, the car blaze was successfully put out with  1,000 gallons of water. Meanwhile, firefighters closed Route 202 while NYSEG could shut off the power a…
Funeral Details Released For Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief: 'Selfless Person' Funeral Details Released For Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief: 'Selfless Person'
Funeral Details Released For Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief: 'Selfless Person' Funeral arrangments have been announced for a former Northern Westchester fire chief who spent nearly his entire life serving the public in both his career and as a volunteer.  A wake for Raymond Baker, the former chief of the Somers Volunteer Fire Department who died unexpectedly in his sleep on Saturday, March 9 at the age of 64, will be held on Friday, March 22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Beecher Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville at 418 Bedford Rd.  Earlier Report - Former Somers Fire Chief Dies: 'He Will Be Deeply Missed' A Mass of Christian Burial will also be …
Thousands Without Power In Westchester, Putnam After Intense Storm With Damaging Winds Thousands Without Power In Westchester, Putnam After Intense Storm With Damaging Winds
Thousands Without Power In Westchester, Putnam After Intense Storm With Damaging Winds In the aftermath of a storm that brought howling gusty winds to Westchester and Putnam counties, thousands are waiting for their electricity to be restored.  The power outages were caused by a storm that arrived on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and continued into Thursday, Feb. 29, bringing widespread 40- to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts and a deluge of rain.  Earlier Report - 72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region As of Thursday at around 11:45 a.m., NYSEG reported 559 outages in Westchester, with the most outages in Somers at 166. Meanwhile, Con Edison repo…
2-Alarm Fire Ravages Somers Home, Causes Roof Collapse 2-Alarm Fire Ravages Somers Home, Causes Roof Collapse
2-Alarm Fire Ravages Somers Home, Causes Roof Collapse Fire officials are investigating a massive blaze that engulfed a Northern Westchester home and left it severely damaged.  The blaze began on Wednesday, Feb. 21 around 4:50 p.m. at a home in Somers on Tanna Hill Court in the Preserves Complex, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  Arriving crews soon found heavy flames coming from the front of the house and began an aggressive attack inside the home's interior. As conditions continued to deteriorate and flames spread to other areas of the residence, a second alarm was requested, bringing in manpower from countless sur…
Vehicle Fire Fills Residential Street With Smoke In Somers Vehicle Fire Fills Residential Street With Smoke In Somers
Vehicle Fire Fills Residential Street With Smoke In Somers A blaze that engulfed a vehicle on a residential road in Northern Westchester sent a plume of smoke into the air before it could be extinguished by firefighters. The fire began on Sunday, Feb. 11 around 4 p.m. in Somers, when a vehicle went up in flames on Brook Hollow Court, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  Arriving crews soon began efforts to put the blaze out and were able to quickly do so. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was not released. 
Off-Brand Rechargeable Battery Starts Blaze At Somers Home Off-Brand Rechargeable Battery Starts Blaze At Somers Home
Off-Brand Rechargeable Battery Starts Blaze At Somers Home Fire officials are giving residents battery safety tips following a blaze at a Northern Westchester residence caused by an off-brand rechargeable product. The fire broke out on Wednesday, Jan. 24 around 3 p.m. at a residence in Somers on Wood Street, the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department announced on Saturday, Jan. 27.  According to the department, which provided mutual aid during the incident, a small fire broke out on the first floor of the residence but was quickly put out.  The cause of the blaze was later determined to be an off-brand rechargeable battery, fire…
Hazmat Team Called After Broken Thermometer Spills Mercury In Somers Home Hazmat Team Called After Broken Thermometer Spills Mercury In Somers Home
Hazmat Team Called After Broken Thermometer Spills Mercury In Somers Home A hazmat team was called to a Northern Westchester home after a broken thermometer spilled toxic mercury inside the residence, fire officials said. The incident happened on Saturday, Jan. 27 around 7:30 p.m., when a mercury thermometer broke inside a Somers residence on Lakeview Terrace, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  After the resident reported the incident to the department, the Westchester County Department of Emergency Service's Hazardous Materials Team was also called to the home to help deal with the spilled mercury.  Arriving crews soon evacu…
Lithium Ion Battery Causes House Fire In Somers Lithium Ion Battery Causes House Fire In Somers
Lithium Ion Battery Causes House Fire In Somers Firefighters were dispatched to a Northern Westchester residence after a lithium-ion battery sparked a blaze at the home.  The incident happened on Wednesday, Jan. 24 around 2:50 p.m., when a fire began at a residence in Somers in the Amawalk area, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  Arriving crews found heavy smoke coming from the home and began knocking out the flames with help from several mutual aid departments.  Luckily, the fire was put out with little damage to the residence. The cause of the blaze was later confirmed to have been a lithium-ion ba…
Northern Westchester Man Who Owned Shop For Over 50 Years Dies: Had 'Huge Heart' Northern Westchester Man Who Owned Shop For Over 50 Years Dies: Had 'Huge Heart'
Northern Westchester Man Who Owned Shop For Over 50 Years Dies: Had 'Huge Heart' A Northern Westchester man who owned a popular shop for more than half a century is being remembered for his never-ending kindness and his unwavering dedication to his community.  Somers resident Francis “Frank” Yozzo died surrounded by family on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at the age of 83, according to his obituary.  Born in Mount Kisco in 1940, Yozzo was the youngest of ten siblings and cared deeply about his family. He went on to marry June Stapleton Cory in October 1973 and had two daughters with her, Ashley and Alexis.  To much of his community, Yozzo …
Combative Patient At Northern Westchester Residence For Disabled People Hospitalized: Police Combative Patient At Northern Westchester Residence For Disabled People Hospitalized: Police
Combative Patient At Northern Westchester Residence For Disabled People Hospitalized: Police A resident of a Northern Westchester home for intellectually and developmentally disabled people was hospitalized after injuring staff members, police said. The incident happened on Monday evening, Jan. 22, when a resident at Opengate Inc., a residence for intellectually and developmentally disabled people in Somers at 29 Warren St., became combative, according to New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks.  State troopers soon responded to the residence and transported the patient to Putnam Hospital without further incident.  Staff members suffered minor injuries in the incident but…
New Update: Firefighter Falls Through Floor, Pets Killed In Somers Blaze New Update: Firefighter Falls Through Floor, Pets Killed In Somers Blaze
New Update: Firefighter Falls Through Floor, Pets Killed In Somers Blaze A Northern Westchester home was destroyed in a blaze that killed family pets and forced responding firefighters to evacuate the building, officials said. The blaze happened on Friday, Dec. 15 around 11:15 a.m., when a two-story residence in Somers on Route 202 caught on fire, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  Earlier Report - Firefighter Removed From Burning Home In Somers: Developing Responding crews found flames engulfing the structure and began aggressively battling the blaze inside the home. However, after a firefighter fell through the first floor and into …
Firefighter Removed From Burning Home In Somers: Developing Firefighter Removed From Burning Home In Somers: Developing
Firefighter Removed From Burning Home In Somers: Developing A firefighter had to be removed from a burning home in Westchester following a mayday transmission, officials said. Here's a new, updated report - New Update: Firefighter Falls Through Floor, Pets Killed In Somers Blaze The incident happened on Friday, Dec. 15, as firefighters responded to a blaze at a residence in Somers on Lincoln Avenue, according to reports.  During the response, a firefighter had to be removed from the structure following a mayday transmission, the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department said.  More information about the blaze and the reason that th…
Person Hospitalized After Vehicle Rollover In Somers Person Hospitalized After Vehicle Rollover In Somers
Person Hospitalized After Vehicle Rollover In Somers One person was taken to a hospital following a crash that left a car flipped over on its roof in Northern Westchester.  The crash happened on Thursday, Nov. 30 around 12:30 p.m., when a car rolled over near Lake Lincolndale in Somers, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  Crews arrived at the scene within minutes and were able to get the driver out of the vehicle before taking them to the hospital.  The response to the crash took around an hour in total.
Person Hospitalized After Head-On Crash In Somers Person Hospitalized After Head-On Crash In Somers
Person Hospitalized After Head-On Crash In Somers A head-on collision on a busy Northern Westchester roadway sent one person to the hospital, fire officials said. The incident happened on Monday, Nov. 6 just after 2:15 p.m., when first responders were dispatched to the intersection of Route 100 and Moseman Avenue in Somers for a two-car crash, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  After arriving at the scene of the wreck, first responders took one patient to a nearby hospital. Another person involved in the crash refused any medical attention, fire officials said.  Crews stayed at the scene for around an hour and 2…
New Update: Wrong-Way Driver Killed After Hitting  Truck In Northern Westchester, Police Say New Update: Wrong-Way Driver Killed After Hitting  Truck In Northern Westchester, Police Say
New Update: Wrong-Way Driver Killed After Hitting Truck In Northern Westchester, Police Say A 36-year-old alleged wrong-way Lyft driver was killed after crashing into a garbage truck in Northern Westchester, police said. The incident happened on Monday afternoon, Oct. 30, when New York State Police responded to a crash on Route 100 just south of the intersection with Route 35 in Somers.  Earlier Report - Serious Crash Causes Lengthy Closure Of Route 100 In Somers An initial investigation conducted by authorities determined that just before the crash, a 2020 Honda CRV had been driving north in the southbound lanes before striking a 2015 Mack sanitation truck driven by a …
Car Bursts Into Flames, Causes Temporary Road Closure In Somers Car Bursts Into Flames, Causes Temporary Road Closure In Somers
Car Bursts Into Flames, Causes Temporary Road Closure In Somers Part of a busy route in Northern Westchester was briefly closed after a vehicle went up in flames. The incident happened on Saturday, Sept. 30 around 4:45 p.m., when crews in Somers responded to Route 139 for a reported motor vehicle fire. According to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department, arriving crews quickly arrived at the scene of the blaze and doused the flames with water within seconds, quickly extinguishing it. No injuries were reported from the incident. As a result of the fire, Route 139 was shut down for around 40 minutes before reopening around 6 p.m.  In addition to crew…
Know Them? Burglary Suspects At Large After Somers Incident, Police Say Know Them? Burglary Suspects At Large After Somers Incident, Police Say
Know Them? Burglary Suspects At Large After Somers Incident, Police Say Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding two suspects who were involved in a Northern Westchester burglary.  The two suspects were involved in a burglary that happened in Somers in 2022, New York State Police announced on Tuesday, Sept. 19.  Both men were seen operating a 4th generation BMW 3 Series, authorities said.  Anyone with any information as to the suspects' identities is asked to call New York State Police at (914) 769-2600 and refer to case number 10940421.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Beloved Deputy Town Supervisor In Northern Westchester Dies: 'Quiet, Strong, Real, Solid' Beloved Deputy Town Supervisor In Northern Westchester Dies: 'Quiet, Strong, Real, Solid'
Beloved Deputy Town Supervisor In Northern Westchester Dies: 'Quiet, Strong, Real, Solid' A beloved former town employee, husband, and father from Northern Westchester is being remembered for his ever-caring nature despite his stoic outward appearance.  Leo P. Masterson of Cross River, who worked as Comptroller and Deputy Town Supervisor for the town of Lewisboro, died on Thursday, Aug. 24 at the age of 66 after an 11-month battle with peritoneal mesothelioma, according to his obituary.  Born on Staten Island in 1957, Masterson was both a standout student and athlete and played football and baseball in high school. He then went on to continue playing baseball during hi…
Seen Him? Alert Issued For Missing 18-Year-Old In Somers Seen Him? Alert Issued For Missing 18-Year-Old In Somers
Seen Him? Alert Issued For Missing 18-Year-Old In Somers Authorities in Northern Westchester are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 18-year-old man.  Cross River resident Noam M. Cohen, age 18, was reported missing by his family and is now being searched for by authorities in Somers, New York State Police announced on Thursday, Aug. 24.  Police said Cohen is believed to be wearing jeans, a gray hooded sweatshirt, and a JanSport backpack. He is known to enjoy the railway system, police added. Anyone with information as to Cohen's whereabouts is asked to call New York State Police at (914) 769-2600 and ref…
Downed Wires Cause Smoking Brush Fire In Somers Downed Wires Cause Smoking Brush Fire In Somers
Downed Wires Cause Smoking Brush Fire In Somers A Northern Westchester road was briefly closed after downed power lines sparked a brush fire that sent a plume of smoke into the air.  The incident happened on Wednesday, Aug. 16 around 10 a.m., when crews were sent to Lake Road in Somers for a reported brush fire, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  Arriving firefighters then confirmed that a blaze had been ignited by downed wires and had New York State Electric & Gas de-energize the lines while they briefly closed the road.  Crews were then able to work toward putting out the fire, which took around an …
Brand-New Update: Here's Latest On Granite Springs Murder-Suicide Involving Doctor, Baby Brand-New Update: Here's Latest On Granite Springs Murder-Suicide Involving Doctor, Baby
Brand-New Update: Here's Latest On Granite Springs Murder-Suicide Involving Doctor, Baby Friends, family, colleagues, and residents in and around a community in Northern Westchester County are searching for answers after police say a young doctor who recently moved to town is believed to have shot and killed her infant child before turning the gun on herself. An investigation by New York State Police is ongoing following the incident at around 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 in the Granite Springs section of the town of Somers. Dr. Krystal Cascetta, age 40, shared the home on Granite Springs Road with her 37-year-old husband and the infant. The four-bedroom house was purchased in 2021…
Granite Springs Murder-Suicide Involving 40-Year-Old Doctor, Baby Stuns Community Granite Springs Murder-Suicide Involving 40-Year-Old Doctor, Baby Stuns Community
Granite Springs Murder-Suicide Involving 40-Year-Old Doctor, Baby Stuns Community A small community in Northern Westchester County is grieving an apparent murder-suicide involving a young doctor who recently moved to town and her baby. An investigation by New York State Police is ongoing after detectives say she killed her infant child and then turned the gun on herself around 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 in the Granite Springs section of the town of Somers. Dr. Krystal Cascetta, age 40, shared the home on Granite Springs Road with her 37-year-old husband and the infant. The four-bedroom house was purchased in 2021, property records show. A preliminary state police inv…
New Update - Murder-Suicide In Granite Springs: Doctor Shoots Baby, Then Herself, Police Say New Update - Murder-Suicide In Granite Springs: Doctor Shoots Baby, Then Herself, Police Say
New Update - Murder-Suicide In Granite Springs: Doctor Shoots Baby, Then Herself, Police Say An investigation by New York State Police is ongoing after detectives say a renowned doctor killed her infant child and then herself in Northern Westchester County.The incident happened around 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 in the Granite Springs section of the town of Somers. New update: Murder-Suicide Involving 40-Year-Old Doctor, Baby Stuns Northern Westchester Community A preliminary state police investigation revealed that Dr. Krystal Cascetta "entered her child’s room and shot her baby and then turned the gun on herself," state police said in a statement, adding that the "scene is con…
Murder-Suicide In Northern Westchester: Renowned Doctor Shoots Baby, Then Herself, Police Say Murder-Suicide In Northern Westchester: Renowned Doctor Shoots Baby, Then Herself, Police Say
Murder-Suicide In Northern Westchester: Renowned Doctor Shoots Baby, Then Herself, Police Say A renowned doctor killed her infant child and then herself in Northern Westchester County, according to New York State Police.The incident happened around 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 in the town of Somers. Click here for a new, updated story - Murder-Suicide: Renowned Doctor Shoots Baby, Then Herself, Police Say A preliminary investigation revealed that Dr. Krystal Cascetta "entered her child’s room and shot her baby and then turned the gun on herself," state police said in a statement, adding that the "scene is consistent with a murder/suicide." The age and gender of the baby have not yet b…
Beloved, Refurbished Local Landmark Will Be Back In Northern Westchester Beloved, Refurbished Local Landmark Will Be Back In Northern Westchester
Beloved, Refurbished Local Landmark Will Be Back In Northern Westchester Officials have revealed when an iconic statue will be replaced with a more durable version in Northern Westchester. The beloved statue in front of The Elephant Hotel in Somers, known as Old Bet, was taken down because officials discovered that it was beginning to crack, Town Supervisor Robert Scorrano said on Tuesday, July 25.  The statue dates back to 1827 when a gilt wood replica of an elephant was installed on iron scrollwork on top of a granite shaft in front of the hotel, which was built between 1820 and 1825 and is located at 335 US-202. The building is now used as Town Hall…
Van Fire Rages Next To Building: Smoke Seen Mile Away In Northern Westchester Van Fire Rages Next To Building: Smoke Seen Mile Away In Northern Westchester
Van Fire Rages Next To Building: Smoke Seen Mile Away In Northern Westchester A raging van fire in Northern Westchester sent up smoke that could be seen by firefighters a mile away.  The blaze happened on Wednesday, July 19 around 10:30 a.m., when firefighters in Somers were called to put out a vehicle fire that started around five meters away from a building.  According to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department, the smoke from the fire could be seen a mile away.  Once additional crews were called to the scene, firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire and secure the vehicle.  The response took around an hour in total, the department repo…