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Firefighter Injured During Blaze At Northern Westchester Residence Firefighter Injured During Blaze At Northern Westchester Residence
Firefighter Injured During Blaze At Northern Westchester 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 Busy Northern Westchester Roadway 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 Northern Westchester Park 18-Year-Old Caught After Attacking Children At Northern Westchester Park
18-Year-Old Caught After Attacking Children At Northern Westchester Park 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 Saw Mill River Parkway In Hawthorne Blaze Destroys Car On Saw Mill River Parkway In Hawthorne
Blaze Destroys Car On Saw Mill River Parkway In Hawthorne 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 Northern Westchester Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police Man Steals Over $1K From Northern Westchester Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police
Man Steals Over $1K From Northern Westchester 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 Northern Westchester, Police Say Man Steals Snickers Bar In Northern Westchester, Police Say
Man Steals Snickers Bar In Northern Westchester, 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 …
Fish Tank Fire Ignites In Northern Westchester Home Fish Tank Fire Ignites In Northern Westchester Home
Fish Tank Fire Ignites In Northern Westchester Home Thanks to quick action from a Northern Westchester homeowner, a fish tank fire was stopped from being worse than it could have been.  The incident happened on Tuesday, Feb. 20 around 5 a.m., when the Millwood Fire Department was alerted of a fish tank fire at a residence in the hamlet.  Arriving crews soon determined that the blaze had been sparked by an overheated power strip underneath the tank and that the homeowner had been alerted of the fire by their smoke alarm. They were then able to quickly put out the blaze before crews arrived, according to the department.  Crews …
Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Northern Westchester: Suspects At Large Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Northern Westchester: Suspects At Large
Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Northern Westchester: Suspects At Large Authorities are searching for suspects who were in the midst of burglarizing a Northern Westchester home before being forced to flee when the resident pulled into their driveway.  The interrupted burglary happened on Wednesday, Feb. 21 between 10:55 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. at a Yorktown residence in the area of Curry Street and Gomer Street, Yorktown Police announced.  The burglars ran out of the residence after the homeowner pulled into their driveway, prompting a widespread search of the area once authorities arrived. However, the suspects were able to elude search efforts, which la…
Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Northern Westchester Train Station Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Northern Westchester Train Station
Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Northern Westchester Train Station Rail traffic at a Northern Westchester train station was temporarily halted when an unconscious person was found lying on the tracks, fire officials said.  The incident happened on Thursday, Feb. 15 around 2:45 p.m., when Croton-on-Hudson firefighters and police as well as MTA Police found an unconscious person on the tracks, the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department announced on Friday night, Feb. 16.  Metro-North officials then stopped rail traffic and disconnected power to the high-voltage third rail, allowing rescuers to reach the person. Soon, the patient was placed in a bask…
Vehicle Fire Fills Residential Street With Smoke In Northern Westchester Vehicle Fire Fills Residential Street With Smoke In Northern Westchester
Vehicle Fire Fills Residential Street With Smoke In Northern Westchester 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. 
Rise In Pickpocket Thefts Reported In This Northern Westchester Town, Police Say Rise In Pickpocket Thefts Reported In This Northern Westchester Town, Police Say
Rise In Pickpocket Thefts Reported In This Northern Westchester Town, Police Say A police department in Northern Westchester is warning residents to be careful of their belongings as the number of pickpocket theft incidents increases at supermarkets in the area. In an announcement on Thursday, Feb. 8, the North Castle Police Department said that the town has been experiencing a rise of "pickpocket type thefts," especially at supermarkets.  To protect against these thefts, the department gave residents the following tips: Don't leave purses in shopping carts while looking for groceries; Use a crossbody-type bag that keeps your cards and wallet on your person; Cove…
55 Gallon Drum Of 'Unknown Substance' Found Floating In Northern Westchester 55 Gallon Drum Of 'Unknown Substance' Found Floating In Northern Westchester
55 Gallon Drum Of 'Unknown Substance' Found Floating In Northern Westchester A Hazmat team was called to the Hudson River in Northern Westchester after a resident spotted a 55-gallon drum floating in the water, fire officials said. The incident happened on Thursday, Feb. 8 at around 4:30 p.m., when a concerned resident told members of the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department that they had seen a drum of an "unknown substance" floating in the Hudson River by the northern shore of Croton Point, the department said. According to the fire department, a Hazmat assignment consisting of members from the Croton Fire Department, Croton EMS, Montrose Volunteer VAFD Hazmat, Ossini…
Parasitic Infection Exposure Warning Issued For Events Held In Northern Westchester: Officials Parasitic Infection Exposure Warning Issued For Events Held In Northern Westchester: Officials
Parasitic Infection Exposure Warning Issued For Events Held In Northern Westchester: Officials County officials are warning those who attended two events held in Northern Westchester that they may have been exposed to a parasitic infection that can prove deadly in some cases.  In an alert issued on Wednesday, Feb. 7, Westchester County officials warned that two people infected with toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by a parasite, attended two game dinners held at the Moses Taylor Jr. American Legion Post in Mount Kisco on Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 20.  Because of this, officials are urging everyone who ate food at the dinners or leftovers afterward to c…
Hawthorne Elementary School Student Walks Out Of Her Classroom, Building: Officials Hawthorne Elementary School Student Walks Out Of Her Classroom, Building: Officials
Hawthorne Elementary School Student Walks Out Of Her Classroom, Building: Officials A school district in Northern Westchester is implementing additional safety protocols after a young student was able to walk out of her classroom and leave the building, officials said.  The incident happened on Monday afternoon, Feb. 5, when a student at Hawthorne Elementary School walked out of her classroom and then the building, Mount Pleasant Central School District Superintendent Peter Giarrizzo said in a letter to families on Tuesday, Feb. 6.  Luckily, the girl was soon found and safely returned to the school by staff members, and Mount Pleasant Police, distinct offici…
Northern Westchester Town To Hold Special Election After Supervisor's Sudden Death Northern Westchester Town To Hold Special Election After Supervisor's Sudden Death
Northern Westchester Town To Hold Special Election After Supervisor's Sudden Death A town in Northern Westchester will hold a special election to replace its supervisor, who died suddenly just days after being sworn in.  In a special meeting held on Wednesday night, Jan. 31, the Yorktown Town Board unanimously passed a motion to hold a special election on Tuesday, April 16 to determine who will replace Supervisor Thomas Diana, who died suddenly on Friday, Jan. 5 at the age of 66.  Earlier Report - Update: Funeral Details Released After Sudden Death Of Yorktown Town Supervisor Thomas Diana In addition to in-person voting, residents can vote via both ea…
Woman Nabbed For Assaulting Victim Inside Vehicle On I-684 In Northern Westchester: Police Woman Nabbed For Assaulting Victim Inside Vehicle On I-684 In Northern Westchester: Police
Woman Nabbed For Assaulting Victim Inside Vehicle On I-684 In Northern Westchester: Police A 20-year-old Hudson Valley woman faces charges after striking a victim inside a vehicle on a busy highway in Northern Westchester, police said. The arrest stemmed from an incident that began on Sunday, Jan. 28 around 10 p.m., when authorities received a report of a domestic violence incident inside a vehicle on Interstate 684 in Northern Westchester, according to New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks.  The vehicle involved in the incident was eventually found in Lewisboro on Route 22. After stopping the car, an investigation determined that one of the occupants, 20-year-old Putnam Co…
Hazmat Team Called After Broken Thermometer Spills Mercury In Northern Westchester Home Hazmat Team Called After Broken Thermometer Spills Mercury In Northern Westchester Home
Hazmat Team Called After Broken Thermometer Spills Mercury In Northern Westchester 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 Northern Westchester Lithium Ion Battery Causes House Fire In Northern Westchester
Lithium Ion Battery Causes House Fire In Northern Westchester 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…
Fire Tears Through Northern Westchester Residence Amid Dense Fog, Rain Fire Tears Through Northern Westchester Residence Amid Dense Fog, Rain
Fire Tears Through Northern Westchester Residence Amid Dense Fog, Rain Firefighters endured rain and heavy fog while battling a blaze at a Northern Westchester residence that left the home damaged.  The fire broke out on Wednesday, Jan. 24 around 6:30 p.m., when flames ignited at a residence in Yorktown in the area of Hardwood Place and Hanover Street.  With the help of mutual aid from departments from Croton-on-Hudson and Mahopac, firefighters were able to bring the fire under control and put out hot spots.  The response to the blaze took several hours. The cause of the fire was not released. 
Schools Superintendent In Northern Westchester Announces Retirement Schools Superintendent In Northern Westchester Announces Retirement
Schools Superintendent In Northern Westchester Announces Retirement A superintendent at one of the largest school districts in Northern Westchester has just announced he will be retiring. Andrew Selesnick has been in his post at the Katonah-Lewisboro School District since 2015, when he accepted the position after serving as principal at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua. His retirement will be effective Friday, July 12. "It is hard to express how grateful I am to have been your superintendent for nine years and an educator in Northern Westchester for 32 years," Selesnick said in a statement. "Though I’m retiring as superintendent, I will seek new way…
Person Taken To Hospital After Crash At Busy Northern Westchester Intersection Person Taken To Hospital After Crash At Busy Northern Westchester Intersection
Person Taken To Hospital After Crash At Busy Northern Westchester Intersection A person was injured in an early morning two-car crash at a busy Northern Westchester intersection, fire officials said. The incident happened on Monday, Jan. 22 around 7:40 a.m., when two vehicles collided at the intersection of South Riverside and Croton Point Avenues in Croton-on-Hudson, according to the village's fire department.  Fire crews quickly arrived at the scene and helped with traffic control and cleaning debris while members of Croton EMS and Ossining Paramedics took one person to a nearby hospital for their injuries to be evaluated.  The cause of the crash was…
Suspect Nabbed For Selling Fentanyl That Led To Victim's Death In Northern Westchester: Police Suspect Nabbed For Selling Fentanyl That Led To Victim's Death In Northern Westchester: Police
Suspect Nabbed For Selling Fentanyl That Led To Victim's Death In Northern Westchester: Police A 34-year-old faces charges after selling fentanyl to a victim who later died from an overdose in Northern Westchester, police announced.  The suspect, a Lewisboro resident whose name has not yet been released, was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 11 in connection with a fatal overdose that happened in Yorktown in late October 2023, Yorktown Police announced on Saturday, Jan. 13.  On the day of the overdose, Monday, October 23 at around 9:30 p.m., officers and paramedics responded to a home on Baldwin Road and attempted to save the victim's life. However, they were later pronounced dead…