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Secret Service Director With Former Job In Westchester Steps Down After Trump Shooting: Report Secret Service Director With Former Job In Westchester Steps Down After Trump Shooting: Report
Secret Service Director With Former Job In Westchester Steps Down After Trump Shooting: Report The director of the US Secret Service, who once directed security in New York for a Westchester County-headquartered company, has left her role after facing scrutiny for her agency's performance during the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, according to multiple reports.  Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle resigned from her position on Tuesday, July 23, ten days after a fatal shooting at a Trump Rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, July 13, that left one man dead and two others in critical condition, CNBC reported. Trump himself was also injured in the …
New Chick-fil-A In Westchester Announces Opening Date: Here's When New Chick-fil-A In Westchester Announces Opening Date: Here's When
New Chick-fil-A In Westchester Announces Opening Date: Here's When The second Chick-fil-A location in Westchester County has announced its opening date.   The fast-food eatery will open in Yonkers at 2205 Central Park Ave. (Route 100) on Thursday, July 25.  The restaurant, known for its chicken sandwiches, will have a drive-thru and outdoor seating and will be the second to open in the county. The first opened at the Ardsley Travel Plaza on Interstate 87 North in June 2023.  Related Report - Rest Stop: New Service Area With Eateries Opens On NY Thruway In Ardsley The new Yonkers location is owned by Israel Allmand, who will celeb…
Poll: Where Is The Best Ice Cream In Westchester County? Vote Now Poll: Where Is The Best Ice Cream In Westchester County? Vote Now
Poll: Where Is The Best Ice Cream In Westchester County? Vote Now Here’s the scoop on where to find the best ice cream this summer. Daily Voice asked readers for their favorite ice cream spots in Westchester County. The most popular responses are listed in the poll above. Vote on your favorite now! Voting ends Sunday, July 21, at 11 p.m. Winner gets bragging rights. In the meantime, try not to get brain freeze with these fun ice cream facts, courtesy of Ben & Jerry's: Ice cream cones were invented at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, by concessions vendors as a way for people to eat ice cream easily while they enjoyed the fair. New Zeal…
Westchester Man Sells Opioid Three Times Stronger Than Fentanyl, Feds Say Westchester Man Sells Opioid Three Times Stronger Than Fentanyl, Feds Say
Westchester Man Sells Opioid Three Times Stronger Than Fentanyl, Feds Say Two men, including one from Westchester County, face federal charges for allegedly selling a narcotic up to three times stronger than fentanyl, officials announced.  Yonkers resident Miguel de Jesus Reyes Medina, age 49, and Camden, NJ resident Erik Alberto Lopez Valdez, age 38, were arrested on Thursday, July 18 on drug distribution charges, the US Attorney's Office for Southern District of New York announced.  According to federal officials, in April 2024, Reyes Medina agreed to sell fentanyl to an undercover agent working with law enforcement, reportedly asking f…
Several Beaches In Westchester Closed After Heavy Rainfall Several Beaches In Westchester Closed After Heavy Rainfall
Several Beaches In Westchester Closed After Heavy Rainfall Following over an inch of heavy rainfall, nine beaches in Westchester have been preemptively closed due to water quality concerns.  The Westchester County Department of Health announced the closures on Thursday, July 18 after 1.30 inches of rain were recorded in the last 24 hours.  The beaches affected, which will close on Thursday and Friday, July 19, include: Mamaroneck: Harbor Island;  Beach Point Club; Orienta Beach Club; Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club, which will remain closed through Monday, July 22. Rye: Coveleigh Club. New Rochelle: Hudson Park Beach; Davenpor…
Latest Update: 2 Mohegan Lake Beaches Reopened After Algae Blooms Disappear Latest Update: 2 Mohegan Lake Beaches Reopened After Algae Blooms Disappear
Latest Update: 2 Mohegan Lake Beaches Reopened After Algae Blooms Disappear Two beaches in Northern Westchester have been allowed to open after testing confirmed the complete clearing of harmful algae blooms from the water.  The following two beaches, both located in Mohegan Lake, were cleared to open on Thursday, July 18, the Westchester County Department of Health announced:  Mohegan Colony Association; Mohegan Beach Park District.  Both beaches were originally shut down on Monday, July 8 as a precautionary measure, according to health officials.  Earlier Report - Harmful Algae Blooms Close Pair Of Mohegan Lake Beaches Their reopenings…
ID Released For HS Student Killed In Crash At Shopping Center In Westchester ID Released For HS Student Killed In Crash At Shopping Center In Westchester
ID Released For HS Student Killed In Crash At Shopping Center In Westchester The identity has been released of a high school student who was killed in a crash at a shopping center in Westchester County. Click here for a new, updated story: HS Student Killed In Crash At Westchester Shopping Center Was Beloved Baseball Player The incident happened just after midnight on Saturday, July 13, in New Rochelle at the Horseshoe Shopping Center at 1062 Wilmot Road. Officers arrived on the scene and found a 2019 Honda Accord completely on fire.  The sole occupant in the vehicle was found in the driver's seat deceased, according to Captain J. Collin…
Secret Service Director With Former Job In Westchester Takes Hits After Trump Shooting: Report Secret Service Director With Former Job In Westchester Takes Hits After Trump Shooting: Report
Secret Service Director With Former Job In Westchester Takes Hits After Trump Shooting: Report The director of the US Secret Service, who once directed security for a Westchester County-headquartered company, is facing criticism following the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, according to a report by ABC News.  New, updated report - Secret Service Director With Former Job In Purchase Steps Down After Trump Shooting: Report The scrutiny toward the US Secret Service, headed by Director Kimberly Cheatle, comes following a fatal shooting at a Trump Rally in Butler, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13 that left one man dead and two others in critical con…
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed For Mail Theft After Leading Officers On Chase In Westchester: Police 24-Year-Old Man Nabbed For Mail Theft After Leading Officers On Chase In Westchester: Police
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed For Mail Theft After Leading Officers On Chase In Westchester: Police A 24-year-old man who was apprehended following a police chase is being accused of stealing mail in Westchester, including a $14,000 check, authorities announced.  The events leading up to the man's arrest began on Wednesday, July 10 around 5:15 a.m., when a witness reported seeing three suspicious men trying to steal mail from the Mamaroneck Post Office's mailbox at 309 Mt. Pleasant Ave., according to the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department.  The witness gave officers a description of the suspects and their vehicle that matched one of a similar car that fled police after tryi…
$26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Northern Westchester $26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Northern Westchester
$26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Northern Westchester Work has started on a $26.1 million flood mitigation project in Northern Westchester just east of the Hudson River. The project will elevate the Annsville Circle as well as a half-mile stretch along Route 6/Route 202 in the town of Cortlandt, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Monday, July 15. “Last July, dozens of state roads in the Hudson Valley were affected by one of the most intense and devastating storms in years, causing mass flooding and road closures, and overwhelming communities,” Hochul said. “Resilient infrastructure is necessary to ensure public safety, and this project in Wes…
Person Found Dead Inside Burning Vehicle At Shopping Center In Westchester Person Found Dead Inside Burning Vehicle At Shopping Center In Westchester
Person Found Dead Inside Burning Vehicle At Shopping Center In Westchester An investigation is underway after a person was found dead inside a burning vehicle at a shopping center in Westchester County. Click here for a new, updated story - Victim In Fatal Crash At Shopping Center In Westchester ID'd As HS Student The incident happened just after midnight on Saturday, July 13, in New Rochelle at the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center at 1062 Wilmot Road. Officers arrived on the scene and found a 2019 Honda Accord completely on fire.  The sole occupant in the vehicle was found in the driver's seat deceased, according to Captain J. Co…
New $48M Affordable Housing Building Opens In Westchester: Features Ultra-Low Energy Design New $48M Affordable Housing Building Opens In Westchester: Features Ultra-Low Energy Design
New $48M Affordable Housing Building Opens In Westchester: Features Ultra-Low Energy Design Federal, county, and city officials celebrated the grand opening of a new four-story affordable housing building in Westchester that boasts energy-saving features.  The $48 million building, known as La Mora Senior Housing, celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, July 9 at 23 Mulberry St. in the Hollow neighborhood of South Yonkers.  The project features 60 affordable apartments for seniors and was built by the nonprofit Mulford Corporation.  In addition to giving seniors access to affordable units, the building was also built using Passive House design, a standard for ener…
Stop & Shop Closing 32 Stores, Including One In Westchester Stop & Shop Closing 32 Stores, Including One In Westchester
Stop & Shop Closing 32 Stores, Including One In Westchester Stop & Shop announced they plan to close 32 underperforming stores, including seven in New York. The supermarket said on Friday, July 12, that the closures allowed it to take the next steps in its plans to position the company for growth.  Following the closures, Stop & Shop will continue to have a strong presence across its five-state footprint with more than 350 stores.  The company said Stop & Shop associates at impacted locations will be offered other opportunities within the company.  “Stop & Shop is proud of the deep roots and community ties we have de…
Work Begins On $33M Resurfacing Projects On Major Westchester Roads Work Begins On $33M Resurfacing Projects On Major Westchester Roads
Work Begins On $33M Resurfacing Projects On Major Westchester Roads Two major resurfacing projects on busy Westchester roadways have commenced, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.  The infrastructure work, consisting of a $17 million project along Route 100 (Central Avenue) and a $16 million project on Route 9A (Briarcliff-Peekskill Parkway), has officially begun, Hochul announced on Thursday, July 11.  The following stretches of both roads will be resurfaced as part of the projects: A 4.5-mile section of Route 100 from Underhill Avenue in Yonkers to the White Plains line; A 7.1-mile section of Route 9A from Route 133 in Ossining to Maiden Lan…
Westchester's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Subject Of New Federal Criminal Investigation: Report Westchester's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Subject Of New Federal Criminal Investigation: Report
Westchester's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Subject Of New Federal Criminal Investigation: Report A federal criminal investigation is focusing on well-known hip-hop artist and longtime New Yorker Sean "Diddy" Combs, according to a report by NBC.  Combs, a 54-year-old New York City native who grew up in Westchester County in Mount Vernon, was told that he is a focus of an ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by federal authorities in the Southern District of New York, NBC reported.  The outlet added that as part of the probe, a federal grand jury is hearing evidence. There is nothing to suggest that charges are coming, though.  Combs has not received a lett…
Westchester Road Where Mother, Son Were Killed By Bus Has 3 Times State Average Of Crashes Westchester Road Where Mother, Son Were Killed By Bus Has 3 Times State Average Of Crashes
Westchester Road Where Mother, Son Were Killed By Bus Has 3 Times State Average Of Crashes The stretch of road in Westchester where a mother and her young son were fatally struck by a school bus has seen three times the statewide average of crashes over the last decade, according to a new report.  The data was revealed in a report compiled for the Village of Mamaroneck's Traffic Commission by the AKRF, Inc. consultant company in response to the deaths of Mamaroneck residents Molly Murphy Donovan, age 43, and her 6-year-old son, Michael Donovan Volpe on Thursday, June 20. At around 8:30 a.m. on the day of the crash, the mother and son were struck by a school bu…
Maserati Stolen From Westchester Neighborhood Used In Multi-State Burglary Spree Maserati Stolen From Westchester Neighborhood Used In Multi-State Burglary Spree
Maserati Stolen From Westchester Neighborhood Used In Multi-State Burglary Spree Authorities are urging residents to lock their cars after a Maserati was stolen from a New York neighborhood and used in a commercial burglary spree that took place in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  The theft happened in Westchester County during the early morning hours on Thursday, July 4, when a Maserati was stolen from the Greenhaven area of Rye, the City of Rye Police Department announced on Monday, July 8.  A Rye officer saw the theft while it was happening and tried to stop the suspects, leading to a police chase that ended soon after the stolen car crossed the Connect…
New Advisory Issued To NYers For Extreme Heat, Severe Storms, Unhealthy Air: Hochul New Advisory Issued To NYers For Extreme Heat, Severe Storms, Unhealthy Air: Hochul
New Advisory Issued To NYers For Extreme Heat, Severe Storms, Unhealthy Air: Hochul New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is urging residents to stay safe and hydrated as hot, humid air rolls into much of the state ahead of severe storms predicted to bring heavy rains and flash flooding.  In an announcement on Monday, July 8, Hochul warned that above-average temperatures and high humidity would arrive in the state in the next few days. This includes "feels like temperatures" at or above 95 degrees, which can cause an increased risk of heat illnesses, Hochul's office said.  Related Report - Rounds Of Thunderstorms Expected Over Span Of Days: Here's Timing In res…
Westchester Woman Hit With DA's First-Ever Torture Charge After Killing Partner: Officials Westchester Woman Hit With DA's First-Ever Torture Charge After Killing Partner: Officials
Westchester Woman Hit With DA's First-Ever Torture Charge After Killing Partner: Officials A Westchester woman faces an 18-count indictment after allegedly torturing her intimate partner for months before killing her and hiding her body in a storage bin, officials announced.  New Rochelle resident Kenya Tilford, age 41, was arraigned in Westchester County Court on charges connected to her alleged torture killing of her intimate partner, 27-year-old Concetta Morton, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Monday, July 8.  Earlier Report - Body Of 20-Year-Old Woman Found In Westchester Apartment: Suspect Charged The case is the DA's Office's f…
'Happy-Go-Lucky' Westchester Police Officer Killed In Crash 'Happy-Go-Lucky' Westchester Police Officer Killed In Crash
'Happy-Go-Lucky' Westchester Police Officer Killed In Crash A 23-year-old Westchester County police officer was killed in a Hudson Valley crash. The crash occurred in Orange County at approximately 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, in the town of Highlands on Route 9W northbound according to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police. Port Chester Police Officer Christopher Bernal, who was driving a 2004 Honda motorcycle northbound on SR 9W, was killed when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, Nevel said. The vehicle exited the highway and struck a parked, occupied 2023 GMC Acadia in a scenic pull-off.  Bernal was transported to M…
Westchester Honors Retiring 'Cyber Dog,' Detective Who Worked To Sniff Out Electronics Westchester Honors Retiring 'Cyber Dog,' Detective Who Worked To Sniff Out Electronics
Westchester Honors Retiring 'Cyber Dog,' Detective Who Worked To Sniff Out Electronics County officials are honoring the careers of a retiring Westchester detective and his K9 partner who worked to find hidden electronic devices containing evidence in criminal investigations.  The retirement of Westchester County Police Detective Brett Hochron and his partner, Harley the Cyber Dog, was announced on Monday, July 1.  According to County Executive George Latimer, the duo spent much of their careers sniffing out hidden digital devices in search of evidence for investigations, including SIM cards, thumb drives, hard drives, cell phones, tablets, laptop computers, an…
First African American Westchester County Legislator Dies: Was 'Revered Figure' First African American Westchester County Legislator Dies: Was 'Revered Figure'
First African American Westchester County Legislator 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 …
Latest Update: Pair Of Westchester Beaches Cleared To Open By Health Officials Latest Update: Pair Of Westchester Beaches Cleared To Open By Health Officials
Latest Update: Pair Of Westchester Beaches Cleared To Open By Health Officials This story has been updated.  Two Westchester County-owned beaches have been cleared to open after tests confirmed that bacteria levels were back to a safe amount, officials announced.  The two beaches, Croton Point Park Beach in Croton-on-Hudson and Philipse Manor Beach in Sleepy Hollow, were cleared to open on Tuesday, July 2, the Westchester County Department of Health announced around 4 p.m.  Both beaches were originally ordered closed on Thursday, June 27 after tests revealed the presence of the maximum level of enterococcus bacteria outlined by the sanitary c…
Popular Grocery Store Chain DeCicco & Sons To Launch New Location Popular Grocery Store Chain DeCicco & Sons To Launch New Location
Popular Grocery Store Chain DeCicco & Sons To Launch New Location Gourmet grocery fans will be ecstatic to learn that DeCicco & Sons is making its Connecticut debut with a new store in Fairfield County.  It will occupy a 20,000-square-foot space at 11 Glen Ridge Road in Greenwich. The store is slated to welcome shoppers in the Summer of 2025, pending town approval. A specific opening date has not yet been announced. Store officials said Greenwich residents can look forward to "an unparalleled selection of premium products," including their acclaimed beer selection, Italian bakery, fresh produce, and highly rated prepared…
Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Westchester Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Westchester
Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Westchester Thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast. At around 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, a total of around 16,315 customers in New York are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Here's a breakdown by counties in the region: Dutchess - 5,999 Suffolk - 934  Ulster - 681 Putnam - 530 Greene - 344 Sullivan - 340 Columbia - 215 Rensselaer - 188 Nassau - 93 Westchester - 30 Saratoga - 28 Albany - 24 Orange - 13 Rockland - 0 A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for the entire region from around midday to 7 p.m. Sunday. Check back to Daily Voice for…
Man Accused Of Burglarizing Northern Westchester Residence Man Accused Of Burglarizing Northern Westchester Residence
Man Accused Of Burglarizing Northern Westchester Residence A 37-year-old man faces a felony charge after allegedly burglarizing a Northern Westchester home, police announced.  Peekskill resident Kevin Powell was arrested on Thursday, June 20 in connection with an incident in Cortlandt on Tuesday, June 18, New York State Police announced on Wednesday, June 26.  According to police, on the day of the incident, troopers responded to a domestic dispute at a Cortlandt home. Authorities then discovered that Powell was not welcome at the residence, which was not his, and had entered an outbuilding to try to steal property, police said. Police d…
Hudson Valley Bridges Get $17.4M In Funding For Rehab In 3 Counties Hudson Valley Bridges Get $17.4M In Funding For Rehab In 3 Counties
Hudson Valley Bridges Get $17.4M In Funding For Rehab In 3 Counties Three Hudson Valley bridges have received funding for rehabilitation in three counties. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday, June 25, that work is underway on a $17.4 million project to rehabilitate three highway bridges in the Hudson Valley, in Rockland, Westchester, and Orange counties. The project will install new decks and road surfaces and make other repairs to bridges along State Route 52 in Orange County, State Route 304 in Rockland County, and Illington Road in Westchester County, which serve thousands of motorists each day and are widely used by commuters to reach the regi…
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Westchester Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Westchester
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Westchester Tens of thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast overnight. At around 7 a.m. Thursday, June 27, a total of around 35,000 customers in New York are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Most of the outages are in areas farther north with a combined 27,110 outages in Orange, Dutchess, and Ulster counties. Here's a breakdown by counties in the region: Orange - 12,374 Dutchess - 11,459 Westchester - 3,600 Ulster - 3,277 Putnam - 1,215 Nassau - 1,191 Rockland - 1,066 Suffolk - 225 Sullivan - 23 Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Former County Court Judge Susan Cacace Wins Democratic Primary For Westchester DA Former County Court Judge Susan Cacace Wins Democratic Primary For Westchester DA
Former County Court Judge Susan Cacace Wins Democratic Primary For Westchester DA Former County Court Judge Susan Cacace emerged victorious in the Democratic primary race for Westchester District Attorney.  Cacace, who resigned as County Court Judge in December 2023 after nearly 20 years in the position, earned 59 percent of the votes during the Democratic primary election held on Tuesday, June 25, according to a New York Times report.  Cacace defeated her opponent, attorney and Mount Vernon native William O. Wagstaff III, who earned 31 percent of the votes, the New York Times reported.  In addition to her experience in the County Court,&nb…
Westchester County Exec Latimer Celebrates Decisive Democratic Congressional Primary Triumph Westchester County Exec Latimer Celebrates Decisive Democratic Congressional Primary Triumph
Westchester County Exec Latimer Celebrates Decisive Democratic Congressional Primary Triumph A pair of first-time Congressional candidates scored decisive wins in much-watched Democratic primaries in downstate New York. Westchester County Executive George Latimer easily defeated two-time incumbent Jamaal Bowman in the District 16 race, 58 percent to 41 percent, with 84 percent of the vote in, according to the New York State Board of Elections. With $25 million spent, it was the most expensive Congressional primary race in US history and one that became contentious over debates on the Israel-Hamas war. The district includes the southern portion of Westchester, including White …
Westchester Public Water Provider To Pay $1.25M After Failing To Remove Contaminants: Feds Westchester Public Water Provider To Pay $1.25M After Failing To Remove Contaminants: Feds
Westchester Public Water Provider To Pay $1.25M After Failing To Remove Contaminants: Feds A public water provider serving 120,000 people in Westchester will be required to construct a filtration facility after failing to properly remove containments, federal officials announced.  Following a settlement announced by the US Department of Justice on Monday, June 24, Westchester Joint Water Works, which serves residents in Mamaroneck, Harrison, and parts of both Rye and New Rochelle, will be required to construct a drinking water filtration plant by July 2029.  The agreement follows a federal civil lawsuit filed by the US against the public water provider, the Town and Vil…