Roller Coaster Derails At Park In Westchester On July 4th Roller Coaster Derails At Park In Westchester On July 4th
Roller Coaster Derails At Park In Westchester On July 4th A young child was assessed for injuries after a ride derailed at a park in Westchester during Independence Day celebrations.  The incident happened on Thursday, July 4 just after 4 p.m., when the rollercoaster at Waterfront Park in Dobbs Ferry derailed, according to the Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Corp.  First responders soon arrived at the park and assessed a five-year-old patient. Luckily though, they were not injured.  The ride was then stabilized. No other injuries were reported.  The cause of the derailment was not released. 
Firework Explosion Severs Fingers Of 21-Year-Old From Westchester On July 4th Firework Explosion Severs Fingers Of 21-Year-Old From Westchester On July 4th
Firework Explosion Severs Fingers Of 21-Year-Old From Westchester On July 4th A Westchester County man suffered serious injuries after lighting a firework on Independence Day evening on Long Island. According to Suffolk County Police, the incident happened in Copiague around 9:10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. The man, a 21-year-old resident of the town of Eastchester, was lighting a firework at a party in front of a house on the 200 block of Trouville Road when it exploded in his hand.  The explosion severed three fingers on his left hand and damaged the other two. He also suffered a burn to one leg. Responding First Precinct Patrol officers applied…
Rockland County Launches Free TOR Ferry Weekend Connection Bus Rockland County Launches Free TOR Ferry Weekend Connection Bus
Rockland County Launches Free TOR Ferry Weekend Connection Bus Weekend travelers will now have the opportunity to take a TOR ferry connection bus beginning this weekend to explore different parts of the Hudson Valley and New York City, free of charge. Rockland County Executive Ed Day and the Department of Public Transportation said that the service will begin on Saturday, July 6, and run through Nov. 10. The bus service will provide connecting transit service for Metro-North Hudson Line customers who travel to Haverstraw via the Haverstraw-Ossining weekend ferry, enabling them to travel beyond the Ferry Landing via public transit, officials said. The …
Free Pool Access For Summer: Hochul Launches 'Get Offline, Get Outside' Campaign At NY Parks Free Pool Access For Summer: Hochul Launches 'Get Offline, Get Outside' Campaign At NY Parks
Free Pool Access For Summer: Hochul Launches 'Get Offline, Get Outside' Campaign At NY Parks As part of an initiative to promote physical and mental health among young New Yorkers, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that pool entry fees will be waived at state parks this summer. “Summer is here – get offline and get outside.” On Tuesday, July 2, Hochul announced that for the rest of the summer, there will be no entry fees at New York State Parks pools. It’s part of the “Get Offline, Get Outside” campaign, which encourages young people and families to prioritize their mental and physical health by taking a break from social media to enjoy recreation and social gatherings outdoors. Poo…
COVID-19: New LB.1 Variant Sees Climb In Infections Amid Nationwide Uptick In Cases COVID-19: New LB.1 Variant Sees Climb In Infections Amid Nationwide Uptick In Cases
Covid-19: New LB.1 Variant Sees Climb In Infections Amid Nationwide Uptick In Cases Cases of a new COVID-19 variant are on the rise nationally as the spread of the virus overall is climbing, according to brand-new data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The highly contagious variant, LB.1, now accounts for 17.5 percent of US cases in the two weeks ending Saturday, June 22. LB.1 cases have more than doubled since May, and some experts think it could be on a path to surpass two offshoots of the highly contagious Omicron variant who are part of the so-called "FLiRT" group: KP.3 and KP. 2. Combined, those two subvariants account for mo…
Mixed-Use Property To Be Built In Westchester: Here's Where Mixed-Use Property To Be Built In Westchester: Here's Where
Mixed-Use Property To Be Built In Westchester: Here's Where A groundbreaking will soon be held for a new mixed-use property in Northern Westchester that will be composed of several businesses, including a new sports facility.  The groundbreaking event will be held on Tuesday, July 16 for a property located in Armonk at 100 Business Park Dr., according to its developer, South Florida-based-Basis Industrial.  The site, which Basis Industrial purchased in Spring 2023, will include an 82,400-square-foot Extra Space Storage; a 26,550-square-foot Sportime pickleball facility; and an 8,000-square-foot warehouse facility for Jan-Tile, which alread…
Food Network Chef Nancy Fuller Lists 'Extraordinary’ Historic Hudson Valley Farmhouse For $4M Food Network Chef Nancy Fuller Lists 'Extraordinary’ Historic Hudson Valley Farmhouse For $4M
Food Network Chef Nancy Fuller Lists 'Extraordinary’ Historic Hudson Valley Farmhouse For $4M If this spectacular New York farmhouse looks familiar, there’s a reason for that. Food Network star and chef Nancy Fuller is parting ways with her historic Hudson Valley estate, located in Columbia County outside the city of Hudson. Asking price? $3.995 million. The 75-year-old Fuller, who co-owns Ginsberg’s Foods and appears as a judge on the Food Network competition series "Holiday Baking Championship," has filmed more than 80 episodes of her own show, “Farmhouse Rules” at the property, known locally as Locust Dale Farm. Situated on 143 “peaceful farmland” acres, the impressive residen…
Alert Issued In Hudson Valley For Parking Ticket Scam: What To Watch For Alert Issued In Hudson Valley For Parking Ticket Scam: What To Watch For
Alert Issued In Hudson Valley For Parking Ticket Scam: What To Watch For A Hudson Valley elected official is warning residents to be wary of fake texts asking them to pay unpaid parking tickets.  In a post on X on Monday, July 1, New York Assemblyman Matt Slater, who represents parts of Putnam and Northern Westchester, warned residents of a fake text scheme involving scammers claiming that victims owe unpaid parking invoices in New York City.  According to Slater, the texts will claim that victims will owe an additional charge of $25 unless they settle their balance. They will also contain a link where victims can settle their "balance."  "Don't …
First African American Westchester County Legislator From Yonkers Dies: Was 'Revered Figure' First African American Westchester County Legislator From Yonkers Dies: Was 'Revered Figure'
First African American Westchester County Legislator From Yonkers Dies: Was 'Revered Figure' Westchester is mourning the loss of its first African American County Legislator known as an iconic figure who fought for civil rights and equality for all.  Former Westchester County Legislator and Yonker resident Herman Keith died on Saturday, June 22 after a long illness due to complications with Alzheimer’s disease, Westchester County officials announced on Wednesday, July 3.   Keith, who Westchester officials called a "revered figure," was originally from Alabama and served in the US Army, eventually rising to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He later moved to …
Fourth Of July Crackdown: Extra DUI Patrols To Monitor NY Roads Over Holiday Weekend Fourth Of July Crackdown: Extra DUI Patrols To Monitor NY Roads Over Holiday Weekend
Fourth Of July Crackdown: Extra DUI Patrols To Monitor NY Roads Over Holiday Weekend Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that extra patrols will be on the lookout for drunk and drugged drivers over the Fourth of July weekend. Starting on Wednesday, July 3 at 6 p.m. and lasting through midnight on Sunday, July 7, New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will increase patrols on highways across the state. The extra patrols will conduct sobriety checkpoints and target reckless and aggressive driving in an effort to curb impaired drivers and target other traffic infractions, Hochul said. “State Police and local law enforcement agencies will once again be out on New Y…
Child Porn Possession: Former Sports Hall Of Famer From Westchester Gets Years In Prison Child Porn Possession: Former Sports Hall Of Famer From Westchester Gets Years In Prison
Child Porn Possession: Former Sports Hall Of Famer From Westchester Gets Years In Prison A retired teacher and former sports announcer who was once inducted into the Westchester Sports Hall of Fame has been sentenced for receiving child pornography.  Somers resident Richard Leaf, age 76, who is well-known in Westchester for announcing Section 1 boys and girls basketball tournaments for more than three decades, was sentenced on Tuesday, July 2 to a decade in prison for receiving child pornography, according to federal US District Court documents.  Earlier Report - Child Porn Possession: Sports Hall Of Famer From Hudson Valley Pleads Guilty According to federal pr…
No Mechanical Failure Before NY Plane Crash That Killed 34-Year-Old Pilot, NTSB Finds No Mechanical Failure Before NY Plane Crash That Killed 34-Year-Old Pilot, NTSB Finds
No Mechanical Failure Before NY Plane Crash That Killed 34-Year-Old Pilot, NTSB Finds Federal investigators have ruled out mechanical failure for causing a small plane crash in upstate New York that killed a beloved pilot and photographer. A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Tuesday, July 2, states that investigators found no evidence of any pre-impact mechanical malfunctions or failures on either of the plane’s engines prior to the June 17 crash near Albany International Airport. Emergency crews were called at around 8:15 a.m. that morning for a small plane that was seen "spinning around" before crashing in a wooded area near Alb…