Woman Drives Drunk Near Elementary School In Hudson Valley, Gives Officers Fake Name: Police Woman Drives Drunk Near Elementary School In Hudson Valley, Gives Officers Fake Name: Police
Woman Drives Drunk Near Elementary School In Hudson Valley, Gives Officers Fake Name: Police A woman faces multiple charges after driving drunk near a Hudson Valley elementary school and giving officers a fake name after being pulled over, police said. The arrest stemmed from an incident in Putnam County on Thursday, April 5 at around 6:30 a.m., when a vehicle was seen speeding in the area of Kent Elementary School, according to Kent Police. Officers then stopped the car and began talking with the driver, who first identified herself as Gina Buttacavoli. After speaking with her, police administered field sobriety tests and searched the car, soon finding a driver's license belo…
25-Year-Old Exposes Himself To College Students In Westchester: Police 25-Year-Old Exposes Himself To College Students In Westchester: Police
Man Exposes Himself To Students In New Rochelle: Police A 25-year-old man was apprehended after trying to break into a Westchester home occupied by college students and exposing himself to residents, police said.  New Rochelle resident Lidio Garcia was arrested on Wednesday, April 10 just after 10:45 p.m. in connection with multiple incidents that happened at a New Rochelle home on Mayflower Avenue, according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  During the two incidents, Garcia allegedly tried to enter into the home, which is occupied by college students. On one of these occasions, the residents confronted him, at which ti…
Groundbreaking Held For Redevelopment Of Busy Westchester Shopping Center Groundbreaking Held For Redevelopment Of Busy Westchester Shopping Center
Groundbreaking Held For Redevelopment Of Busy Westchester Shopping Center Developers have broken ground on a redevelopment project meant to improve a busy Westchester shopping center.  A groundbreaking event celebrating the launch of the redevelopment at Yonkers' Ridge Hill shopping center was held on Wednesday, April 10 by developer North American Properties and city officials, including Mayor Mike Spano. The project will transform the center into a "more cohesive, human-centric" mixed-use space. Phase I of the project, which began with Wednesday's groundbreaking ceremony, entails reimagining the center's streetscape, modernizing the merchandisin…
New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester: Here's When New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester: Here's When
New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester: Here's When An all-new recreational cannabis dispensary will soon open its doors in Westchester.  The new dispensary, called Leafology and located in White Plains at 244 Main St., will hold a grand opening complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 19.  The ceremony will feature an appearance by White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach and will also include live music, donuts, a raffle, and the unveiling of custom artwork created by local artists Marla Beth Enowitz, Jasminia Otero, and Chris Rios.  Once it opens up shop, the dispensary will offer plenty of cannabis products in vari…
Netflix Casting Suburban Mom-Type, Tall Man For NYC Documentary, Pays $3.3K Netflix Casting Suburban Mom-Type, Tall Man For NYC Documentary, Pays $3.3K
Netflix Casting Suburban Mom-Type, Tall Man For NYC Documentary, Pays $3.3K Netflix is seeking to fill two roles for an upcoming documentary. The popular streaming service is looking for a 20-something-year-old man who is more than 6 feet tall with brown hair, and a suburban New England-type woman in her 50s with dirty blonde or light brown hair. The documentary will shoot four days in New York City and one day in Cape Cod. The gig pays an estimated $3,300 for six days of work, according to the casting call. Click here to apply.
Beloved Former Fire Chief From Westchester Dies At 68 Beloved Former Fire Chief From Westchester Dies At 68
Beloved Former Fire Chief From Westchester Dies At 68 A former fire chief from Northern Westchester who dedicated most of his life to his department is remembered for always helping his community.  Longtime Ossining resident Raymond Lips, the former chief of the Millwood Fire Department and life member, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, April 9 at the age of 68, according to his obituary.  Born in 1955, Lips graduated from Ossining High School in 1973 and earned an Associate's Degree from Westchester Community College before joining Otto A. Lips Electric, the family business.  In addition to his career, Lips was a lifelong …
Reports Of Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Police Investigation In Westchester Neighborhood Reports Of Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Police Investigation In Westchester Neighborhood
Reports Of Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Police Investigation In Westchester Neighborhood Police have released more information about an investigation in a Westchester neighborhood that was captured in a video posted online.  In an announcement on Wednesday, April 10, the White Plains Police Department said they were aware of a video posted on the Nextdoor platform by a resident of the Rosedale section of the city who filmed officers checking on car doors in the area.  The department explained that the investigation had been prompted by reports of a suspicious vehicle possibly stealing from cars.  However, the investigation ultimately determined that this "suspic…
Road Rage: Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway In Westchester, Police Say Road Rage: Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway In Westchester, Police Say
Road Rage: Man Shoots Gun At Other Driver On Highway In Westchester, Police Say A Connecticut man has been charged with attempted murder after firing a gun at another driver on a busy New York highway, police announced. New Haven County resident Stephen Escoffery of Waterbury faces charges in Westchester County in connection with a shooting that happened on Interstate 95 in Harrison in December 2022, the New York State Police announced on Wednesday, April 10.  According to police, investigators determined that Escoffery had fired a gun at another motorist on the highway while driving a 2020 BMW X5 as part of a road rage incident. Escoffery was later arr…
Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Westchester, DA Says Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Westchester, DA Says
Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Westchester, DA Says Three men face charges after burglarizing the Northern Westchester home of an Asian business owner, including one suspect accused of a hate crime, officials announced.  The trio, who all live in Queens, were indicted in connection with a September 2023 burglary at an  Ossining residence, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, April 10.  According to the DA's Office, on Friday, Sept. 29 around 12:20 p.m., the three defendants broke into the Ossining home of a local business owner who is Asian. The trio then allegedly stole designer handbags f…
Update: Support Pours In For Longtime Firefighter Injured In Westchester Blaze Update: Support Pours In For Longtime Firefighter Injured In Westchester Blaze
Update: Support Pours In For Longtime Firefighter Injured In Westchester Blaze A community is pulling together to raise money and cook meals for the family of a beloved firefighter who was seriously injured in a Northern Westchester blaze.  The effort began after longtime Pound Ridge firefighter and senior resident Ray Clark was injured in an intense blaze that went up at a Bedford residence on Long Ridge Road on Monday morning, April 8.  Earlier Report - Blaze Tears Through Bedford Home, Causes Road Closure Clark, a 62-year department member, is known for always giving his time to his community. Now that he is in need, though, Pound Ridge is maki…
Lead Found In Lunchables: Consumer Reports Urges USDA To Remove Product From School Programs Lead Found In Lunchables: Consumer Reports Urges USDA To Remove Product From School Programs
Lead Found In Lunchables: Consumer Reports Urges USDA To Remove Product From School Programs Tests performed by the nonprofit Consumer Reports allegedly found high levels of lead and phthalates in the popular snack boxes by Lunchables, leading the organization to call on the government to remove the lunches from the National School Lunch Program. Consumer Reports (CR) issued the call to the US Department of Agriculture to remove Lunchable meals from the national program following a report released on Tuesday, April 9. As part of the report, the organization tested store-bought Lunchable food kits and compared the nutritional profiles of these meals to the two school-only Lunchab…
Rite Aid Announces Additional NY Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy Rite Aid Announces Additional NY Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy
Rite Aid Announces Additional NY Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy Rite Aid has announced new store closures after the struggling pharmacy chain filed for bankruptcy in the fourth quarter of 2023. Shortly after declaring bankruptcy, Rite Aid announced 154 store closures, with 20 in New York, and 14 on Long Island. In a filing on Tuesday, April 9, the company said 17 more stores, including three in New York (with two on Long Island) are now slated for closure. Rite Aid currently has 2,000 stores and about 44,000 employees. The Long Island stores slated for closure (with the newly announced closures in bold) are: 283 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntingto…