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Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Support Rises For Beloved Dog-Walker Severely Injured By Pickup Truck In Croton-On-Hudson Support Rises For Beloved Dog-Walker Severely Injured By Pickup Truck In Croton-On-Hudson
Support Rises For Beloved Dog-Walker Severely Injured By Pickup Truck In Croton-On-Hudson Following a devastating incident at a Northern Westchester gas station that left a woman with several severe injuries, community members are making sure she has financial support while she endures her recovery process.  The effort follows an incident in Croton-on-Hudson on Tuesday, May 7, when a beloved dog-walker named Alex, whose last name was not made public, was struck by a pickup truck at a Gulf gas station at 380 South Riverside Ave. and pinned against a wall. Earlier Report - Pickup Truck Severely Injures Woman At Croton Gas Station After she was struck, a bystander r…
These Westchester Beaches, Pools To Open: Here's When These Westchester Beaches, Pools To Open: Here's When
These Westchester Beaches, Pools To Open: Here's When As the temperatures get warmer, Westchester residents will soon be able to cool off at several county-owned beaches and pools that will soon open. Beginning on Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, Croton Point Beach in Croton-on-Hudson and Glen Island Beach in New Rochelle will open on a pre-season basis, Westchester County Parks announced.  Following this, both beaches will open on weekends and holidays only until Sunday, June 23. Glen Island Beach will then open daily and Croton Point Beach will open Wednesday through Sundays beginning on Saturday, June 29 through Monday, Sept. 2…
Firefighter Injured During Blaze At Croton Residence Firefighter Injured During Blaze At Croton Residence
Firefighter Injured During Blaze At Croton 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 Route 9 In Croton-On-Hudson Car Goes Up In Flames On Route 9 In Croton-On-Hudson
Car Goes Up In Flames On Route 9 In Croton-On-Hudson 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. 
Upgrades Completed At Croton-Harmon Yard After 23 Years Upgrades Completed At Croton-Harmon Yard After 23 Years
Upgrades Completed At Croton-Harmon Yard After 23 Years After more than two decades, upgrades at a Northern Westchester railroad yard that serves as an important hub of operations for Metro-North have finally been completed. The MTA announced the completion of modernization efforts at the Croton-Harmon Yard in Croton-On-Hudson meant to improve train reliability and performance on Friday, May 10. According to MTA officials, the project, which included state and federal funding, was started in 2001 after the site was determined to be inadequate at meeting the needs of crews who maintain the railroad's fleet of trains.  The project's final ph…
Pickup Truck Severely Injures Woman At Croton Gas Station Pickup Truck Severely Injures Woman At Croton Gas Station
Pickup Truck Severely Injures Woman At Croton Gas Station A woman who suffered traumatic injuries when a pickup truck backed up over her at a Northern Westchester gas station was saved thanks to the help of a quick-thinking civilian who tended to her wounds before first responders arrived.  New, updated report - Support Rises For Beloved Dog-Walker Severely Injured By Pickup Truck In Croton-On-Hudson The incident happened in Croton-on-Hudson on Tuesday, May 7, when a woman was struck by a pickup truck at a Gulf gas station at 380 South Riverside Ave.  According to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department, after the woman was hit, a civ…
Man Dies At Hospital After Blaze At Northern Westchester Home Man Dies At Hospital After Blaze At Northern Westchester Home
Man Dies At Hospital After Blaze At Ossining Home A man died at a hospital following a fire at a residence in Northern Westchester. The blaze happened on Tuesday, May 7 in Ossining in the area of Liberty Street and Spring Street, where a multi-floor residence went up in flames, according to Ossining Police. Arriving fire crews from Ossining and Croton-on-Hudson soon began working to put the blaze out.  During a search of the home, a man was found on the second floor and removed to awaiting first responders outside the residence, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department. However, the man later died at a nearby hospital. His…
Croton-On-Hudson Reports Rise In Thefts From Unlocked Cars Croton-On-Hudson Reports Rise In Thefts From Unlocked Cars
Croton-On-Hudson Reports Rise In Thefts From Unlocked Cars A police department in Northern Westchester is warning residents of an uptick in thefts from unlocked vehicles.  In an announcement on Tuesday, April 16, the Croton-on-Hudson Police Department advised residents that there has been a spike in thefts from unlocked cars within the village.  According to the department, police received over 18 reports of these incidents within a single night.  To protect against these thefts, police gave the following tips: Lock your vehicle even when parked in your driveway or other seemingly safe areas; Remove any valuables from your vehicle…
Father Jumps To Help Son After Fall At Croton-Harmon Station Father Jumps To Help Son After Fall At Croton-Harmon Station
Father Jumps To Help Son After Fall At Croton-Harmon Station Thanks to quick-thinking Metro-North officials and first responders, a person who fell on electrified tracks at a Northern Westchester train station and his father, who leaped in to help him, were rescued from the perilous situation.  The incident happened on Friday, April 12 around 10:30 a.m., when a person fell from the platform at Croton-Harmon Station onto electrified tracks, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.  After the fall, the person's father immediately jumped to help his son and put himself in harm's way in the process, according to the department.  …
Croton-Harmon Train Station May Flood During Storm Croton-Harmon Train Station May Flood During Storm
Croton-Harmon Train Station May Flood During Storm Officials are warning commuters that tidal flooding may affect a busy Northern Westchester train station during a multi-day storm.  An anticipated tidal flooding event will likely affect the Croton-Harmon Train Station parking lot area on Wednesday, April 3, and Thursday, April 4,  Croton-on-Hudson village officials announced on Tuesday, April 2.  According to officials, the flood levels are expected to reach their peak on Thursday morning around 7 a.m., when high tide occurs. High tide will also happen on Wednesday at 6 p.m., officials added.  The tidal flooding event …
Rubbish Fire Ignites Near Railroad Yard In Croton-On-Hudson Rubbish Fire Ignites Near Railroad Yard In Croton-On-Hudson
Rubbish Fire Ignites Near Railroad Yard In Croton-On-Hudson Firefighters responded to a Northern Westchester railroad yard after a blaze ignited in a rubbish pile. The incident happened on Wednesday, March 27 around 10 p.m., when Croton-on-Hudson Fire crews responded to a reported trash fire near the old Metro Enviro building on Croton Point Avenue near the Croton-Harmon railroad yard, according to the department.  Crews soon found a smoldering fire in some railroad ties and were able to extinguish it quickly, firefighters said.  The cause of the blaze was not released. 
Blaze Damages Over 100-Year-Old Home In Croton-On-Hudson Blaze Damages Over 100-Year-Old Home In Croton-On-Hudson
Blaze Damages Over 100-Year-Old Home In Croton-On-Hudson A Northern Westchester residence more than a century old was damaged by a blaze that began in its chimney, firefighters said. The fire began on Friday, March 22 just before 7 p.m. at a residence in Croton-on-Hudson on Teatown Road, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.  Arriving fire crews found an active blaze in one of the flues in the home's chimney between the second floor and attic. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the chimney, but radiant heat from the flames began damaging items on the second floor.  Luckily though, damage to the over 100-yea…
Wind-Driven Attic Blaze Damages Buchanan Residence Wind-Driven Attic Blaze Damages Buchanan Residence
Wind-Driven Attic Blaze Damages Buchanan Residence A blaze that ignited in the attic of a Northern Westchester residence proved to be a tough battle for firefighters thanks to gusty winds. The blaze began on Thursday, March 21 just after 1 p.m. at a residence in Buchanan, according to the Croton-on-Hudson and Millwood Fire Departments. Arriving fire crews soon began battling the blaze in the residence's attic and first and second floors, which proved to be difficult thanks to gusty winds and unstable floors.  Eventually, the blaze was brought under control around 3:30 p.m. Members of the Buchanan, Croton, Millwood, Continental Village…
Flood Warning: Croton-Harmon Train Station May Be Affected By Upcoming Storm Flood Warning: Croton-Harmon Train Station May Be Affected By Upcoming Storm
Flood Warning: Croton-Harmon Train Station May Be Affected By Upcoming Storm Ahead of a coastal storm that may bring widespread rain to the region, officials are warning commuters that a busy Northern Westchester train station may be affected by flooding.  In an alert sent out on Friday, March 8, Croton-on-Hudson village officials warned that a storm arriving on Saturday night, March 9, and continuing into Sunday, March 10 may cause flooding at the Croton-Harmon Train Station's parking lot.  Related Report - Multi-Hazard Storm Will Bring Mix Of Rain, Snow To Northeast As Clocks 'Spring Ahead' The storm is predicted to potentially cause flash flooding…
'Startled' Cat Rescued From Apartment After Oven Sparks Blaze In Croton 'Startled' Cat Rescued From Apartment After Oven Sparks Blaze In Croton
'Startled' Cat Rescued From Apartment After Oven Sparks Blaze In Croton A cat was rescued and returned to its owners by firefighters after an oven sparked a fire inside a Northern Westchester apartment. The blaze began just before 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6 at an apartment building on Sunset Trail in Croton-on-Hudson, according to the village's fire department.  Arriving crews found smoke coming from the building's ground floor and the floor above before forcing their way into a lower-level apartment. There, they found an active oven fire and put it out quickly.  Firefighters then searched the building and found a "startled" cat, which was soon …
Crash Scatters Debris On Route 9 In Croton-On-Hudson Crash Scatters Debris On Route 9 In Croton-On-Hudson
Crash Scatters Debris On Route 9 In Croton-On-Hudson A one-car crash briefly impacted morning traffic on a busy route in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Tuesday, March 5 at around 9:45 a.m., when a car slammed into a guardrail in Route 9 in Croton-on-Hudson just north of the Croton River Bridge, according to the village's fire department. Although the crash was initially reported as a rollover, arriving crews found that this was not the case and quickly began cleaning up debris while controlling traffic.  The driver declined any medical attention, the department said. 
Lifelong Firefighter From Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Quiet, Humble, Dedicated' Lifelong Firefighter From Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Quiet, Humble, Dedicated'
Lifelong Firefighter From Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Quiet, Humble, Dedicated' A lifelong Northern Westchester resident and veteran who spent eight decades bravely serving his community as a firefighter is being remembered for his willingness to help others.  Croton-on-Hudson resident John J. Giglio, also known as "Johnny Gig," died on Monday, March 4 at the age of 96, according to his obituary.  Giglio had been an 80-year member of the Washington Engine Company No. 2 in Croton and was well-loved and immensely respected throughout those years, serving as a Lieutenant, Captain, President, and other positions. Born in Buchanan in 1927, Giglio attended Croton Harmon Hig…
Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Croton-On-Hudson Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Croton-On-Hudson
Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Croton-On-Hudson A person was taken to the hospital following a vehicle rollover crash in Northern Westchester.  The crash happened on Tuesday, Feb. 27 around 8:30 a.m., when a vehicle flipped onto its side on Scenic Drive West in Croton-on-Hudson, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department. The driver was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, firefighters said. The cause of the crash was not released. 
Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Croton-Harmon Train Station Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Croton-Harmon Train Station
Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Croton-Harmon 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…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Northern Westchester, Region New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Northern Westchester, Region
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Northern Westchester, Region Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
Beloved Longtime Trustee, Deputy Mayor Of Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Mentor, Friend' Beloved Longtime Trustee, Deputy Mayor Of Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Mentor, Friend'
Beloved Longtime Trustee, Deputy Mayor Of Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Mentor, Friend' A beloved former village trustee and deputy mayor from Northern Westchester who dedicated decades of her life to public service is being remembered for her exemplary leadership. The death of longtime Croton-on-Hudson resident and former deputy mayor Ann Gallelli was announced by village officials on Monday, Feb.12.  Gallelli, who lived in the village for half a century, spent more than 35 years serving her community in roles on several boards and commissions, including the Board of Trustees, the Planning Board, the Waterfront Advisory Committee, the Water Control Commission, …
Blaze Tears Through Multi-Family Residence In Peekskill Blaze Tears Through Multi-Family Residence In Peekskill
Blaze Tears Through Multi-Family Residence In Peekskill A multi-family residence in Northern Westchester was gutted by an intense blaze that took hours to extinguish, fire officials said. The fire began on Sunday, Feb. 4 around 10:15 a.m. at a two-and-a-half-story residence on Orchard Street in Peekskill, according to the city's fire department.  Arriving fire crews soon found heavy flames coming from the rear of the wood-frame building and began stretching a hose line to begin dousing the blaze. At this point, the fire had engulfed the entire rear of the building from basement to roof and was beginning to even reach surrounding structures, fire…
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. 
Person Taken To Hospital After Crash At Busy Croton-On-Hudson Intersection Person Taken To Hospital After Crash At Busy Croton-On-Hudson Intersection
Person Taken To Hospital After Crash At Busy Croton-On-Hudson 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…
Driver Flees Scene Of 2-Car Crash On Busy Route In Croton Driver Flees Scene Of 2-Car Crash On Busy Route In Croton
Driver Flees Scene Of 2-Car Crash On Busy Route In Croton A driver had to be located by authorities after running from the scene of a crash on a busy route in Northern Westchester, fire officials said. The crash happened on Thursday, Jan. 18 around 10:30 p.m., when two vehicles collided on northbound Route 9 in Croton-on-Hudson near Croton Point Avenue, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.  Arriving crews discovered that one of the drivers had apparently fled the crash scene on foot. However, they were soon found by Croton Police, firefighters said.  None of the drivers involved in the crash were injured. Crews had to…
Storm May Cause More Flooding At Train Station, Parks In Croton: Officials Storm May Cause More Flooding At Train Station, Parks In Croton: Officials
Storm May Cause More Flooding At Train Station, Parks In Croton: Officials Ahead of a rainy storm system's arrival, officials in Northern Westchester are warning residents to prepare for more flooding at parks and a busy train station.  Croton-on-Hudson village officials are warning residents to prepare for more flooding impacts as predictions call for yet another heavy rainfall event on Friday, Jan. 12, and Saturday, Jan. 13.  Related Report - Here's When To Expect Heaviest Rain, Strongest Winds From New Storm, Upcoming Snow Chances As a result of the storm, which is also predicted to bring strong winds, officials warned that the Croton-Harmon Tra…
Flooding In Homes, Croton-Harmon Train Station Expected During Upcoming Storm Flooding In Homes, Croton-Harmon Train Station Expected During Upcoming Storm
Flooding In Homes, Croton-Harmon Train Station Expected During Upcoming Storm Ahead of a powerful weather system expected to bring downpours and heavy wind gusts to Westchester only days after a Nor'easter pummeled the region with snow, authorities are warning residents to prepare for possible flooding.  The new storm is expected to arrive in Westchester late Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 9, and continue through Wednesday morning, Jan. 10, bringing several inches of rain and wind gusts of 40 miles per hour or higher, according to weather officials.  Related Report - 'Multi-Hazard Event': Here's Timing, Track For Powerful New Storm Taking Aim At Northeast&nb…
Winter Storm: Northern Westchester Communities Urge Residents To Hunker Down, Stay Off Roads Winter Storm: Northern Westchester Communities Urge Residents To Hunker Down, Stay Off Roads
Winter Storm: Northern Westchester Communities Urge Residents To Hunker Down, Stay Off Roads Ahead of a potent winter storm predicted to bring several inches of snow to the Hudson Valley, officials and police departments are urging residents to prepare for the white stuff, sign up for emergency alerts, and keep roads and sidewalks clear.  Officials and police in both Westchester and Putnam Counties issued the warnings on social media ahead of a storm predicted to arrive in the region on Saturday evening, Jan. 6, and continue into Sunday, Jan. 7.  As of Friday morning, Jan. 5, the storm was predicted to bring around 8 inches or more to Westchester and Putnam, according to …
Police Use Vehicle Pieces To Catch Suspect In Fatal NYE Hit-Run In Croton Police Use Vehicle Pieces To Catch Suspect In Fatal NYE Hit-Run In Croton
Police Use Vehicle Pieces To Catch Suspect In Fatal NYE Hit-Run In Croton A suspect has been apprehended in connection with a Northern Westchester hit-run that left a man dead, police announced.  The suspect, a resident of Newark, New Jersey whose name was not released, was arrested on Sunday, Dec. 31, and charged in connection with a fatal hit-run that happened in Croton-on-Hudson earlier in the day, Croton-on-Hudson Police announced on Tuesday, Jan, 2.  According to the department, around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, authorities found an unresponsive, unidentified male pedestrian lying on the road on Route 9 North just south of the Croton Point Avenue exit.&n…
3-Car Crash Snags Morning Traffic On Route 9 In Croton-On-Hudson 3-Car Crash Snags Morning Traffic On Route 9 In Croton-On-Hudson
3-Car Crash Snags Morning Traffic On Route 9 In Croton-On-Hudson Traffic on a busy roadway in Northern Westchester was briefly affected by an early morning three-car crash, fire officials said.  The incident happened on Tuesday, Jan. 2 just after 7 a.m., when three vehicles became involved in a crash on southbound Route 9 in Croton-on-Hudson just south of Municipal Place, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department. Following the crash, crews had to clear debris from the roadway while controlling traffic in the area for around an hour before the scene was clear.  The occupants of the three vehicles all declined medical attention, ac…
Bystander Pulls Driver From Burning Car After Fiery Crash In Croton-On-Hudson Bystander Pulls Driver From Burning Car After Fiery Crash In Croton-On-Hudson
Bystander Pulls Driver From Burning Car After Fiery Crash In Croton-On-Hudson A driver involved in a fiery wreck is in the hospital with serious injuries after being rescued from their burning car by a brave bystander.  The rescue happened in Northern Westchester on Wednesday, Dec. 20 around 7 p.m., when a car traveling on Route 9 northbound in Croton-on-Hudson left the roadway and crashed, causing the vehicle to catch on fire, according to the village's fire department.  As luck would have it, the crash was witnessed by bystander Chris DeSanto, who decided to risk his safety and pull the semi-conscious driver out of the burning wreck before first res…