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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Well-Liked Westchester Pizzeria Closes, Now Up For Sale Well-Liked Westchester Pizzeria Closes, Now Up For Sale
Well-Liked Westchester Pizzeria Closes, Now Up For Sale Much to the chagrin of those who frequented it, a well-praised pizzeria in Westchester has closed.  Pizza Domo, located in Hartsdale at 1 South Central Ave., closed its doors and put up a "for sale" sign as of Saturday, May 18.  The eatery had served a wide variety of pies with plenty of toppings, including buffalo chicken, meat lovers, and the "Gran Mama's" pizza with mozzarella, garlic, basil, and parmesan.  The pizza had been so well-received that the restaurant had collected plenty of five-star reviews on its Yelp page, including a write-up by Fran L. of Hartsdale writte…
Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Hudson Valley: Police Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Hudson Valley: Police
Man Arrested, Issued Over 60 Tickets After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Hudson Valley: Police A 28-year-old man was hit with criminal charges and more than 60 traffic tickets after leading authorities on a pursuit through a Hudson Valley shopping center and several neighborhoods, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident in Putnam County on Saturday, May 11 around 10 p.m., when a Carmel Police officer saw a motorcycle with a blocked license plate near the Mahopac Village Center and tried pulling it over, according to the department. However, the motorcyclist did not stop and continued driving down Route 6 into a nearby neighborhood. The officer followed it for more than ten …
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed After Rain-Soaked Cat Found Abandoned In Crate In Hudson Valley 24-Year-Old Man Nabbed After Rain-Soaked Cat Found Abandoned In Crate In Hudson Valley
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed After Rain-Soaked Cat Found Abandoned In Crate In Hudson Valley A 24-year-old man was hit with a criminal charge after a urine-soaked cat was found abandoned in a plastic crate near a Hudson Valley animal shelter on a rainy day, authorities said. The arrest resulted from the animal's discovery on Thursday, May 16 in Putnam County, when the Putnam Humane Society reported finding a long-haired orange unneutered male cat in a plastic crate near Old Route 6 in Carmel near one of the shelter's entrances.  According to the Putnam County SPCA, the crate had been drenched in water because of rainy conditions and the cat was soaked in urine.  Days lat…
Bedford's Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Area Theaters Bedford's Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Area Theaters
Bedford's Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Area Theaters Beloved actor Chazz Palminteri is again bringing his acclaimed one-man show, "A Bronx Tale," to theaters in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.  Palminteri, age 72, originally premiered "A Bronx Tale" as a one-man play in Los Angeles in 1989. Since then, the show has been turned into a feature film with the help of famed actor Robert DeNiro, as well as a musical that opened in 2016.  Now, Palminteri, a lifelong New York and Bronx native who currently lives in Northern Westchester County in the town of Bedford, is once again bringing the original one-man show to the…
Two Vehicles Go Up In Flames On Busy Parkway In Northern Westchester Two Vehicles Go Up In Flames On Busy Parkway In Northern Westchester
Two Vehicles Go Up In Flames On Busy Parkway In Northern Westchester Multiple people were injured after two vehicles caught on fire on a busy parkway in Northern Westchester. The incident happened on Monday, May 20 around 11:45 a.m., when three cars were involved in a collision on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Chappaqua at Roaring Brook Road.  According to the Chappaqua Fire Department, arriving crews found two cars on fire and a damaged third vehicle. Officers from the New Castle Police Department then confirmed that all drivers and occupants were safely out of the three involved cars.   Fire crews put out the blaze by just after noon using …
New Update: 7-Car Crash, Dump Truck Rollover Injures 6 People On Highway In Hudson Valley New Update: 7-Car Crash, Dump Truck Rollover Injures 6 People On Highway In Hudson Valley
New Update: 7-Car Crash, Dump Truck Rollover Injures 6 People On Highway In Hudson Valley This story has been updated. Six people were hospitalized following a crash on a Hudson Valley highway that involved seven vehicles, including a dump truck, officials announced. The crash happened on Tuesday, May 21 around 11:30 a.m. when seven vehicles, including a dump truck, collided on Interstate 84 East in the Putnam County town of Kent between the Bowen Road overpass and Route 311 just west of Exit 61, according to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police. The incident, which involved a dump truck rollover, caused I-84 East to temporarily close between Bowen Road and R…
Eatery Reopens Under New Name In Westchester Eatery Reopens Under New Name In Westchester
Eatery Reopens Under New Name In Westchester After closing for several months, a Westchester restaurant led by a culinary director with plenty of experience has reopened under a new name. Town House Kitchen + Drinks, located in New Rochelle at 559 Main St., reopened for business on Thursday, May 16 after closing in December.  The eatery, formerly known as Town House, is led by Culinary Creative Director Renee Forsberg, who worked for nearly two decades as Culinary Director for Food Network star Bobby Flay's full-service restaurants.  The re-opened restaurant is now an American bistro and serves a menu full of handcrafted co…
Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Westchester Store: Here's Where Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Westchester Store: Here's Where
Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Westchester Store: Here's Where One lucky customer of a Westchester gas station is now the winner of a top-prize lottery ticket worth several thousand dollars.  A top-prize-winning Take 5 ticket worth $17,666 was sold for the midday drawing on Sunday, May 19 at a Mount Vernon business, New York Lottery announced.  Officials added that the ticket was bought at the A-Mart gas station at 140 West Sandford Blvd.  Those looking to try their own luck can watch the televised Take 5 drawings twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winners have up to a year to claim their prize. 
$35K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Deli In Northern Westchester $35K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Deli In Northern Westchester
$35K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Deli In Northern Westchester One lucky visitor to a Northern Westchester deli walked away with much more than a sandwich.  A top-prize-winning Take 5 lottery ticket worth $35,001 was sold for the drawing on Tuesday evening, May 14 in Peekskill, New York Lottery officials announced.  Officials added that the winning ticket was bought at Friend's Valley Brook Market at 1053 Main St. (Route 202).  If you're looking to try your luck, Take 5 drawings are televised twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winners have up to a year from the drawing date to claim their prizes. 
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…
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