Train Station In Northern Westchester Gets New Elevator, Accessibility Upgrades Train Station In Northern Westchester Gets New Elevator, Accessibility Upgrades
Train Station In Northern Westchester Gets New Elevator, Accessibility Upgrades A Metro-North station in Northern Westchester is the latest to receive accessibility improvements, including an all-new elevator.  The improvements, which were made to the Purdys Metro-North Station in North Salem, were announced by the MTA on Thursday, Feb. 22.  The upgrades include a new elevator that travels between the station's parking lot and the Purdys Road (Route 116) overpass, as well as a new sidewalk compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act that leads from the elevator to the existing station entrance.  The station is the third in Westchester to receive …
Sleepy Hollow Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Sleepy Hollow Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says
Sleepy Hollow Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Three eateries in the Hudson Valley are among the Top 100 pizza spots from sea to shining sea, according to Yelp, which said the selections make up its active but "all-time list." Yelp says it determined the rankings by identifying businesses in the pizza category and then ranking them using several factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. The trio of restaurants from the Hudson Valley are: No. 64 - Lolita’s Pizza, Poughkeepsie: With a five-star rating based on about 135 reviews, Lolita's went from fine dining to specializing in Neapolitan pizza in 2018, saying…
'Simply Unrealistic': NY Republicans Want To 'Pump The Brakes' On Electric School Bus Mandate 'Simply Unrealistic': NY Republicans Want To 'Pump The Brakes' On Electric School Bus Mandate
'Simply Unrealistic': NY Republicans Want To 'Pump The Brakes' On Electric School Bus Mandate A plan to mandate electric school buses on New York roadways in the next decade is meeting strong opposition from Republican state lawmakers. Several GOP state senators and assembly members were on hand at Long Island's Levittown Bus Depot on Sunday, Feb. 25 for a “Pump the Brakes” rally and press conference that was also attended by some fire safety and school officials. Attendees voiced their opposition to a state budget mandate that requires all new buses sold in New York to be zero-emission by 2027 and all buses on the road to be zero-emission by 2035. Opponents argued the impending ma…
Man Nabbed After Smashing Window Of North White Plains Business, Stealing Property: Police Man Nabbed After Smashing Window Of North White Plains Business, Stealing Property: Police
Man Nabbed After Smashing Window Of North White Plains Business, Stealing Property: Police A man faces burglary charges after breaking the glass window of a Westchester business and stealing property, police announced.  The arrest resulted from an incident on Sunday, Feb. 25 around 3:40 a.m., when a burglary alarm was activated at a commercial business at the Stop & Shop plaza at 670 North Broadway in North White Plains, according to the North Castle Police Department.  An officer soon arrived at the scene and found a broken glass window at the business, which was not identified by the department.  Once more officers arrived, police saw a man run from the rear…
Westchester Native Sean Combs Accused Of Sexually Harassing, Drugging Male Producer: Reports Westchester Native Sean Combs Accused Of Sexually Harassing, Drugging Male Producer: Reports
Westchester Native Sean Combs Accused Of Sexually Harassing, Drugging Male Producer: Reports Successful hip-hop artist and New York native Sean Combs, who is also known as "Puff Daddy," "P. Diddy," and "Diddy," is being sued by a producer on his latest album who is accusing him of sexual harassment, according to numerous reports.  The lawsuit against Combs, a Westchester County native from Mount Vernon, was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday, Feb. 26, and accuses the artist and producer of sexually harassing, threatening, and drugging producer Rodney "Lil Rod" Jones, according to a report by NBC News.  According to the outlet, J…
Mega Millions Drawing Reaches $563M; 8th Highest Jackpot In Game's History Mega Millions Drawing Reaches $563M; 8th Highest Jackpot In Game's History
Mega Millions Drawing Reaches $563M; 8th Highest Jackpot In Game's History Someone could walk away with more than half a billion dollars after the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  The last major Mega Millions win was on Dec. 8, 2023, when two people in California matched all six numbers. Since then, the jackpot has grown to $563 million, the eighth highest in Mega Millions history, according to a news release.  But that doesn't mean there aren't winners. More than 1 million winning tickets were sold on Friday, Feb. 23, ranging from a few dollars to $50,000 in value.  If no one wins the $563 million jackpot — an estimated cash value of $2…
New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Westchester, Police Say New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Westchester, Police Say
New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Westchester, Police Say After discovering a victim with a gunshot wound to his head inside a pickup truck in Westchester, authorities have charged an 18-year-old man with his murder, police announced.  Yonkers resident Ludvin Ramos-Cervantes was arrested on Monday, Feb. 26 in connection with the murder of 51-year-old Francisco Gordillo, who was found dead earlier in the day, Yonkers Police announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  Earlier Report - Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Yonkers: Police According to the department, just before 5 a.m. on Monday, officers found Gordillo insi…
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…
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's plans to close about 30 percent of its remaining stores over the next three years. The 150 closures will be at underperforming locations, with 50 planned for this year, the retailer announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, unveiling what it is calling "A Bold New Chapter" strategy designed to return Macy’s profitability.  "It challenges the status quo to create a more modern Macy’s, Inc.," Tony Spring, chief executive officer of the company said in a statement. "We are making the necessary moves to reinvigorate relationships with our customers through improved shopping experiences, releva…
Drunk Man Drives Car With 13-Year-Old Expired Registration In Thornwood: Police Drunk Man Drives Car With 13-Year-Old Expired Registration In Thornwood: Police
Drunk Man Drives Car With 13-Year-Old Expired Registration In Thornwood: Police A 42-year-old drunk driver was taken into custody after authorities caught him traveling on a parkway in Northern Westchester in a car with a registration that expired over thirteen years ago, police said. The events leading to the man's arrest began on Sunday, Feb. 25 just before 3 a.m., when an officer noticed a BMW sedan traveling on the Saw Mill River Parkway near Marble Avenue in Thornwood with fake Tennessee license plates, no inspection sticker, and a registration sticker that expired in 2010, according to the Westchester County Police Department.  After police pulled the vehicl…
Blaze Completely Engulfs Car In Briarcliff Manor: Photos Blaze Completely Engulfs Car In Briarcliff Manor: Photos
Blaze Completely Engulfs Car In Briarcliff Manor: Photos Thanks to firefighters, a blaze that engulfed a vehicle in Northern Westchester was quickly put out before anyone could get hurt.  The fire happened in Briarcliff Manor on Saturday morning, Feb. 24, when a car went up in flames next to a building in the village, according to the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department.  Crews from the department soon arrived and made quick work of the blaze.  No injuries were reported, firefighters said. More information about the fire, including the cause, was not released. 
Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building
Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building One person was hospitalized following a fire that broke out at an apartment building in Westchester.  The blaze began on Sunday, Feb. 25 around 6 p.m., when smoke was reported to be coming from an apartment building in Port Chester at 167 Terrace Ave., according to the village's fire department.  Arriving crews soon found flames coming from the side of the building and forced their way into the structure. Firefighters then searched the building while other crews began using a hose line to extinguish the fire.  The blaze was eventually brought under control in under an hour. …