Ben Crnic

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bcrnic@dailyvoice.com

Ben Crnic graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Geoscience in 2021. He has previously worked as a reporter with the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut, and has also contributed work to the Connecticut Mirror. Ben joined the Daily Voice team in October of 2022.

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Flooding Impacts Westchester School District's Buses: All Students Must Be Picked Up Flooding Impacts Westchester School District's Buses: All Students Must Be Picked Up
Flooding Impacts Westchester School District's Buses: All Students Must Be Picked Up As a result of severe flooding, a Northern Westchester school district's bus fleet will be unable to bring students home, requiring them all to be picked up. According to an announcement by Mount Pleasant Central School District Superintendent Peter Giarrizzo on Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, flooding at the district's bus yard has left all the vehicles unable to leave.  Because of this, all Mount Pleasant students will need to be picked up from school, Giarrizzo said. Each school building's principal will be sending out directions for pickup, according to Giarrizzo's anno…
State Of Emergency: 'Extreme Weather Event' Threatening Long Island, Hochul Says State Of Emergency: 'Extreme Weather Event' Threatening Long Island, Hochul Says
State Of Emergency: 'Extreme Weather Event' Threatening Long Island, Hochul Says A severe weather system bringing several inches of rain to Long Island has prompted New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to declare a state of emergency in the region. The state of emergency, declared by Hochul on Friday, Sept. 29, covers all of the Long Island, New York City, and Mid-Hudson region and comes in the midst of a weather system with peak rainfall amounts of three inches per hour, according to Hochul's office. The deluge has resulted in flash flooding throughout the region which has caused several impacts to transit systems.  Hochul said that she would be directing state agencies to…
State Of Emergency: 'Significant, Dangerous Rainfall' Impacting Hudson Valley, Hochul Says State Of Emergency: 'Significant, Dangerous Rainfall' Impacting Hudson Valley, Hochul Says
State Of Emergency: 'Significant, Dangerous Rainfall' Impacting Hudson Valley, Hochul Says New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency in the Hudson Valley as heavy rain threatens to cause flash flooding throughout the region.  Hochul's declaration was issued on Friday, Sept. 29 in the midst of a weather system that is predicted to bring as much as three to five inches of rain to the region through Friday evening, according to officials. Related Story - New Update: Flood Rescue Teams Staged In Hudson Valley Amid Heavy Rain, Hochul Says In her statement, Hochul said the declaration was issued in response to the threat of "significant, dangerous rainfall…
State Of Emergency: Flooding Closes Roads, Prompts Evacuations In Westchester State Of Emergency: Flooding Closes Roads, Prompts Evacuations In Westchester
State Of Emergency: Flooding Closes Roads, Prompts Evacuations In Westchester A barrage of heavy rain has already caused much flooding in Westchester, resulting in closures on several busy parkways, evacuation warnings, and even state of emergency declarations.  The rain arrived in the region late Thursday night, Sept. 28, and is expected to continue into Friday evening, Sept. 29, bringing as much as three to five inches of rain and flash flooding along with it. Related Story - New Update: Flood Rescue Teams Staged In Westchester Amid Heavy Rain, Hochul Says The weather event prompted New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to declare a state of emergency in the Hudson…
'Huge' 400-Pound Stingray Pulled From Long Island Sound 'Huge' 400-Pound Stingray Pulled From Long Island Sound
'Huge' 400-Pound Stingray Pulled From Long Island Sound A Connecticut Fish and Wildlife crew made quite the catch while trawling Long Island Sound.  While spending a day out on Long Island Sound on Wednesday, Sept. 27, a Long Island Sound Trawl Survey crew managed to pull a 400-pound roughtail stingray from the water, Connecticut Fish and Wildlife announced.  The mammoth creature measured over 6 feet long and 5 feet wide, which officially made it "HUGE," Fish and Wildlife official said on social media  It was a rare sight, as while stingrays are found along the Atlantic coast from Florida to New England, they do not often ve…
New Update: Flood Rescue Teams Staged In Westchester Amid Heavy Rain, Hochul Says New Update: Flood Rescue Teams Staged In Westchester Amid Heavy Rain, Hochul Says
New Update: Flood Rescue Teams Staged In Westchester Amid Heavy Rain, Hochul Says With heavy rain pummeling much of New York and causing flash flooding concerns, Gov. Kathy Hochul is updating residents on the planned emergency response to the downpours.  As a precautionary measure in response to the barrage of rain, flood rescue teams will be staged in Westchester and Nassau Counties by the New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services in case they are needed in the event of emergencies, Hochul announced on Friday, Sept. 29. Earlier Report - 'Stay Vigilant': Hochul Warns Hudson Valley Residents To Prepare For Heavy Rain The announcement came in…
Duo Nabbed After Scamming Couple Out Of $9K In Harrison: Police Duo Nabbed After Scamming Couple Out Of $9K In Harrison: Police
Duo Nabbed After Scamming Couple Out Of $9K In Harrison: Police Two men face grand larceny charges after scamming a Westchester couple out of $9,000 by posing as their family member, police said. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Friday, Sept. 15, when an elderly couple living in Harrison received a phone call from someone claiming to be their grandson who claimed they needed money to make bail after being arrested for a DUI offense, Harrison Police announced.  The couple then traveled to a bank and took out $9,000 in cash in order to help their "grandson," not realizing that they were being scammed. Two men, identified as Bronx residents De…
Road Work To Delay Traffic Near This Westchester Train Station: Here's When Road Work To Delay Traffic Near This Westchester Train Station: Here's When
Road Work To Delay Traffic Near This Westchester Train Station: Here's When Road work is expected to slow traffic near a Metro-North train station in Westchester for several days.  The traffic delays will occur on East Hartsdale Avenue near the Hartsdale train station from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday, Oct. 6, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner announced on Wednesday, Sept. 27.  The slowdowns will be caused by "essential" work being conducted by Con Edison, Feiner said. In his announcement, Feiner apologized for not notifying residents about the delays sooner. "Going forward -we need to work with Con Ed and improve the notification process of traff…
'Stay Vigilant': Hochul Warns Hudson Valley Residents To Prepare For Heavy Rain 'Stay Vigilant': Hochul Warns Hudson Valley Residents To Prepare For Heavy Rain
'Stay Vigilant': Hochul Warns Hudson Valley Residents To Prepare For Heavy Rain As forecasts call for a long stretch of heavy rainfall, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is warning residents to prepare for potential flash flooding. The warning comes as forecasters predict heavy downpours in the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island regions beginning on Thursday night, Sept. 28, and lasting through Friday night, Sept. 29, which may bring as much as five inches of rain in some locations, according to Hochul's office. Related Report - New Storm System Could Dump 3-Plus Inches Of Rainfall To Much Of Region: Here's Timing The conditions may cause flash flooding to th…
Man Sends Bomb Threats To Over 150 Schools, Synagogues, Airports In NY, Other States: Feds Man Sends Bomb Threats To Over 150 Schools, Synagogues, Airports In NY, Other States: Feds
Man Sends Bomb Threats To Over 150 Schools, Synagogues, Airports In NY, Other States: Feds A 33-year-old man faces federal charges after sending bomb threats to over 150 school districts, synagogues, airports, hospitals, and malls in several states, including New York and Connecticut, officials announced. Peru resident Eddie Manuel Nunez Santos, age 33, was arrested by Peruvian authorities on Tuesday, Sept. 26 after allegedly placing a string of bomb threats in New York, Connecticut, Arizona, and Alaska in retaliation against teenage girls for them refusing to send him sexually explicit photos, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced.  A…
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