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Port Chester, NY

5-Story Multifamily Residential Building Coming To Heart Of Westchester Village 5-Story Multifamily Residential Building Coming To Heart Of Westchester Village
5-Story Multifamily Residential Building Coming To Heart Of Westchester Village A five-story residential building containing more than 150 apartment units is set to be built in the center of a Westchester County village in close proximity to a Metro-North train station.  The 1.44-acre development, to be known as the Station Lofts, will be located in Port Chester at 67 New Broad St. Developed by global real estate investment manager Hines and Toronto-based real estate investment manager Peakhill Equity Partners, the five-story building will include 180 studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom homes.  The development will also have three levels of parking includi…
Underground Transformer Issue Causes Power Outages, Road Closure In Westchester Village Underground Transformer Issue Causes Power Outages, Road Closure In Westchester Village
Underground Transformer Issue Causes Power Outages, Road Closure In Westchester Village The failure of an underground transformer in the downtown section of a Westchester County village caused widespread power outages in the area, officials said. The incident happened on Monday night, July 15, affecting an underground transformer near the intersection of Westchester Avenue and Main Street in Port Chester, village officials announced around 9 p.m. It caused significant power failures on Westchester, Abendroth, North Main, and South Main streets, reaching beyond Mill Street.  Luckily, Con Edison was able to restore some of the outages by remotely altering their electrical …
6 Arrests Made During Sobriety Checkpoint In Westchester: 'Disheartening' 6 Arrests Made During Sobriety Checkpoint In Westchester: 'Disheartening'
6 Arrests Made During Sobriety Checkpoint In Westchester: 'Disheartening' An overnight sobriety checkpoint on a busy Westchester road resulted in six arrests, including several for drunk driving, police announced.  The checkpoint was conducted in Mamaroneck from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 6 on Mamaroneck Avenue under the Interstate 95 overpass, the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department said on Tuesday, July 9.  The effort resulted in the arrests of four people for driving while intoxicated:  A 34-year-old Port Chester man; A 35-year-old New Rochelle man; An 18-year-old Mamaroneck man; A 38-year-old Eastchester man.  Additionally, t…
Journalist Rallies Help For Westchester Family Hoping To Build Therapy Pool For Son Journalist Rallies Help For Westchester Family Hoping To Build Therapy Pool For Son
Journalist Rallies Help For Westchester Family Hoping To Build Therapy Pool For Son A former news anchor is coming to the aid of a Westchester family hoping to raise enough money to build a therapy pool for their young son facing a challenging genetic disorder.  Karen Swensen, a former news anchor for WWL-TV based in New Orleans, is spearheading efforts to assist Port Chester residents Kristin Testerman and Steven Santiago in constructing a sanctuary pool at their new home for their 11-year-old son, Lucas.  Lucas is affected by a rare genetic disorder that has caused him to go blind and struggle with serious physical and medical obstacles. Lucas, who has no eyes…
New Eatery Opens Inside Historic Building In Westchester New Eatery Opens Inside Historic Building In Westchester
New Eatery Opens Inside Historic Building In Westchester Fans of dishes cooked in wood-fired ovens and enjoyers of aged meats may want to visit an all-new restaurant housed in an over 140-year-old building in Westchester.  1881 Kitchen Table, located in Port Chester at 112 North Main St., will hold its grand opening on Thursday, July 18, the owners announced.  Located in the village's downtown area, the restaurant, which is now open, was constructed inside a building dating back to 1881 that once housed a library, a gentleman's room, a speakeasy, and Siegels and Hart Schaffner Marx clothing stores.  The eatery's owners, …
Westchester Police Officer Killed In Crash Remembered For His 'Zest For Life' Westchester Police Officer Killed In Crash Remembered For His 'Zest For Life'
Westchester Police Officer Killed In Crash Remembered For His 'Zest For Life' A 23-year-old Westchester County police officer who died in a Hudson Valley crash is being remembered for his smile and zest for life. Original Report: 'Happy-Go-Lucky' Westchester Police Officer Killed In Highlands Crash Christopher Bernal, a lifelong resident of Port Chester resident and a police officer with the Village of Port Chester, died on Sunday, July 7, in Orange County in the town of Highlands in the motorcycle crash. He attended King Street Elementary School and Corpus Christi Middle School in Port Chester and graduated from Port Chester High School in 2018; Christopher …
Westchester Restaurant Announces Closure: Here's Last Day Westchester Restaurant Announces Closure: Here's Last Day
Westchester Restaurant Announces Closure: Here's Last Day A well-liked Westchester restaurant known for its unique cocktails and oysters has announced its last day in business.  Saltaire Oyster Bar and Kitchen, located in Port Chester at 55 Abendroth Ave., will open for the last time on Sunday, July 14, the owners announced on social media on Friday, July 5.  The owners, Leslie and Elizabeth Barnes, did not make a reason for the closure public.  The restaurant is known for offering a daily selection of oysters from several different regions, including Canada, northern New England, and even the West Coast. It also features a raw bar…
Longtime Firefighter, Marine, Navy Veteran From Westchester Dies: 'An Icon' Longtime Firefighter, Marine, Navy Veteran From Westchester Dies: 'An Icon'
Longtime Firefighter, Marine, Navy Veteran From Westchester Dies: 'An Icon' A beloved firefighter and veteran from Westchester is being remembered for his lifetime of service to others and his legendary clam-shucking skills.  Rye Brook resident Raymond Nethercott, the most senior member of the Port Chester Fire Department's Washington Engine & Hose Co. #4, died on Wednesday, June 26 at the age of 92, according to his obituary.  Born and raised in Port Chester, Nethercott graduated from Port Chester High School before going on to serve in the US Navy between 1951 and 1955. Nethercott also served in the Marines, his obituary said.  Once …
Injured Construction Worker Rescued From 6th Floor Of Building Under Demolition In Westchester Injured Construction Worker Rescued From 6th Floor Of Building Under Demolition In Westchester
Injured Construction Worker Rescued From 6th Floor Of Building Under Demolition In Westchester A construction worker was rescued from the sixth floor of a vacant building under demolition in Westchester after suffering an injury and becoming stuck.  The rescue happened on Wednesday, June 19 around 11:15 a.m., when a construction worker suffered a leg injury on the sixth floor of the old United Hospital property at 999 High St. in Port Chester, according to the village's fire department.  Crews soon arrived at the vacant 12-story building and were able to place the worker in a stokes basket and lower them safely to the ground. The worker was then taken to a nearby hospital w…
Westchester Students Help Name Baby Falcons Born On Top Of New Tappan Zee Bridge Westchester Students Help Name Baby Falcons Born On Top Of New Tappan Zee Bridge
Westchester Students Help Name Baby Falcons Born On Top Of New Tappan Zee Bridge Thanks to elementary school students in Westchester and Rockland counties, several baby peregrine falcons born on top of the new Tappan Zee Bridge have been bestowed with creative names.  To name the falcons, which were born in late May on top of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, the New York State Thruway Authority and Veolia Water held a contest in which voters could decide between several names chosen by schoolchildren throughout the region. Nearly 200,000 votes later, the results are in — the four winning names are:  Beakoncé, which earned 26 percent of votes and was the idea of Ms…
Man Gets Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting 2 Teenagers In Westchester Man Gets Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting 2 Teenagers In Westchester
Man Gets Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting 2 Teenagers In Westchester A 22-year-old man will spend more than a decade in prison for sexually assaulting two teenagers during separate incidents in Westchester, officials announced. Port Chester resident Richard Olmino was sentenced to 15 years in state prison for the two incidents, which both happened in Rye in June 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Monday, June 3.  According to the DA's Office, the first incident Olmino was linked to occurred on June 23, 2023, around 12 a.m., when he asked for help from a 16-year-old jogger in Rye Town Park. Olmino then too…
Injured Worker Rescued From Scaffolding At Westchester Construction Site Injured Worker Rescued From Scaffolding At Westchester Construction Site
Injured Worker Rescued From Scaffolding At Westchester Construction Site Thanks to the efforts of firefighters, an injured worker was rescued from a second-story scaffolding at a Westchester construction site.  The events leading to the rescue began on Friday, May 31 around 4 p.m., when a worker suffered an injury and became trapped on scaffolding at 12 Broad St. in Port Chester near The Capitol Theater, according to the Port Chester Fire Department. Arriving crews found the injured worker on the second story and quickly worked to place them on a stokes basket before safely lowering them to the ground.  The worker was successfully brought to ground le…
Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester County Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester County
Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester County A Connecticut man has admitted to committing at least 37 violent robberies across the state in 2022.  Hartford County resident Lonny Cross, age 45, of Bristol, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 21, for the crimes that ranged from Hartford to Fairfield County and one in New York in September and October 2022, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, Cross committed 37 robberies and attempted robberies of gas station convenience stores, mini-markets, and liquor stores in North Branford, Waterbury, Wol…
Thousands Raised To Fund Therapy Pool For Westchester Boy Facing Genetic Disorder Thousands Raised To Fund Therapy Pool For Westchester Boy Facing Genetic Disorder
Thousands Raised To Fund Therapy Pool For Westchester Boy Facing Genetic Disorder A Westchester family is seeking help from their community in raising funds to build an all-season therapy pool to provide a sanctuary for their 11-year-old son, who is facing a challenging genetic disorder. The effort was started by Port Chester residents Kristin Testerman and Steven Santiago, whose 11-year-old son, Lucas, bravely faces a rare genetic disorder that has rendered him blind and has forced him to struggle with serious physical and medical challenges.  Although Lucas must overcome difficulties that make activities like riding a bike or walking a struggle, he has f…
New Indoor Golf Simulator Coming To Westchester: Here's When New Indoor Golf Simulator Coming To Westchester: Here's When
New Indoor Golf Simulator Coming To Westchester: Here's When An indoor golf entertainment center franchise has announced an upcoming location in Westchester.  Five Iron Golf, a popular indoor golf franchise, announced this week the signing of a lease for a new location in Port Chester at 179 North Main St. The upcoming location, slated to open in late 2024 or early 2025, will include state-of-the-art golf simulators, golf instruction, and an "engaging social atmosphere" complete with a sports bar and events venue, according to the franchise. The 7,655-square-foot business will open within the Tarry Lighthouse development and will have free on-s…
Support Rushes In For Family Whose Cars Burned In Fire At Westchester Shopping Center Support Rushes In For Family Whose Cars Burned In Fire At Westchester Shopping Center
Support Rushes In For Family Whose Cars Burned In Fire At Westchester Shopping Center Community members are coming together to help a family who lost three cars in a devastating fire at a shopping center parking garage in Westchester.  The blaze happened on Monday, April 15 around 4:30 a.m., when three vehicles caught on fire on the second floor of the parking structure at the Waterfront Place shopping center in Port Chester.  Earlier Report - Car Fires Ignite At Waterfront Place In Port Chester After a lengthy battle, crews from the Port Chester Fire Department were eventually able to extinguish the blaze by 8:15 a.m. However, the incident left the thre…
Brush Fire Reaches Car In Costco Parking Lot In Westchester Brush Fire Reaches Car In Costco Parking Lot In Westchester
Brush Fire Reaches Car In Costco Parking Lot In Westchester Firefighters responded to a Costco parking lot in Westchester after a brush fire ignited next to a vehicle.  The incident happened on Tuesday, April 16 around 3:30 p.m., when a brush fire went up in the Costco Wholesale parking lot in Port Chester at 1 Westchester Ave., according to the Port Chester Fire Department.  The blaze extended to a vehicle in the parking lot before being put out, the fire department said.  The department did not detail the cause of the fire. 
Car Fires Ignite In Parking Garage At Shopping Center In Westchester Car Fires Ignite In Parking Garage At Shopping Center In Westchester
Car Fires Ignite In Parking Garage At Shopping Center In Westchester Crews raced to the parking garage at a busy Westchester shopping center after several cars went up in flames inside the building, officials said. New, updated report - Funds Pour In For Port Chester Vehicle Fire Victims The incident happened on Monday morning, April 15, when multiple cars caught on fire inside the parking structure at the Waterfront Place shopping center in Port Chester, according to village officials.  The Port Chester Fire Department successfully extinguished all of the blazes. However, an investigation is now being conducted at the parking garage and surroundi…
Fire Prompts Evacuation At School In Westchester Fire Prompts Evacuation At School In Westchester
Fire Prompts Evacuation At School In Westchester An elementary school in Westchester was evacuated after a blaze broke out in the building's kitchen. The fire began in the kitchen of the Corpus Christi School in Port Chester at 136 South Regent St. around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, according to the Port Chester Fire Department.  Students were evacuated before firefighters arrived at the scene. Once crews got to the school, they quickly knocked the blaze out in just under an hour, the department said. No injuries were reported in connection to the fire. The cause of the blaze was not released. 
Bridge Work To Cause Lane Shifts, Closures Along I-95, I-287 In Westchester For 5 Months Bridge Work To Cause Lane Shifts, Closures Along I-95, I-287 In Westchester For 5 Months
Bridge Work To Cause Lane Shifts, Closures Along I-95, I-287 In Westchester For 5 Months An ongoing bridge replacement project is set to cause several lane shifts and reductions on Interstate 95 and 287 in Westchester for more than five months, officials announced.  The new lane configurations, which will affect Interstate 95 and Interstate 287 in Rye and Port Chester, will go into effect on Monday, April 1 at 8 p.m. and are expected to continue through Sunday, Sept. 15, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  The lane shifts and reductions will allow crews to work on the ongoing project to replace the bridges carrying I-287 over Midland Avenue.…
Man Rapes Woman, Holds Her Against Her Will At Apartment In Westchester: Police Man Rapes Woman, Holds Her Against Her Will At Apartment In Westchester: Police
Man Rapes Woman, Holds Her Against Her Will At Apartment In Westchester: Police A 40-year-old man faces rape charges after sexually assaulting a woman and holding her against her will at an apartment in Westchester, police announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Saturday, March 10 at around 9:50 a.m., when a woman told the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department that she was being held at an unknown location within the village, the department said on Monday, March 11. Officers were then able to get more information from her, identify her location, and find her at an apartment building on West Boston Post Road (Route 1). There, the victim, a 22-year-old Port C…
New Update: Threat To Middle School In Westchester Came From Student Inside Building New Update: Threat To Middle School In Westchester Came From Student Inside Building
New Update: Threat To Middle School In Westchester Came From Student Inside Building A threat called in to a middle school in Westchester that resulted in several school lockdowns was revealed to have come from a student inside the building, officials said. The threat was received by Port Chester Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, prompting all of the district's schools to go into lockdown out of an abundance of caution. Earlier Report - Threat Made To Port Chester Middle School Causes Lockdowns Following an investigation into the threat, it was determined to have come from a phone call placed inside the building. As part of this investigation, police went to every …
Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns
Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns Several schools in a Westchester village were put into lockdown after one of them received a threat, officials said. New, updated report - New Update: Threat To Port Chester Middle School Came From Student Inside Building The threat was made to Port Chester Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, the school district announced.  After the threat was received, all Port Chester schools were immediately put into lockdowns, which were eventually lifted later in the day.  Police are continuing to investigate the incident, school officials said, adding that students and staff would r…
Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building
Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building One person was hospitalized following a fire that broke out at an apartment building in Westchester.  The blaze began on Sunday, Feb. 25 around 6 p.m., when smoke was reported to be coming from an apartment building in Port Chester at 167 Terrace Ave., according to the village's fire department.  Arriving crews soon found flames coming from the side of the building and forced their way into the structure. Firefighters then searched the building while other crews began using a hose line to extinguish the fire.  The blaze was eventually brought under control in under an hour. …
Man Nabbed After Threatening Women With Pink Handgun In Westchester Man Nabbed After Threatening Women With Pink Handgun In Westchester
Man Nabbed After Threatening Women With Pink Handgun In Westchester A 24-year-old Connecticut man faces charges after menacing a group of women with a fully loaded handgun in Westchester, police announced. Fairfield County resident Diego Victorino of Norwalk, age 24, was arrested on Friday, Jan. 19 in connection with an incident in Port Chester, the village's police department announced.  On the day of the incident, police received a report of a man menacing a group of women who had been leaving an unnamed downtown establishment. A car believed to be connected to this incident was soon seen leaving the area, and officers were able to pull this veh…
Retired Sergeant, Former Youth Coach In Westchester Dies Retired Sergeant, Former Youth Coach In Westchester Dies
Retired Sergeant, Former Youth Coach In Westchester Dies A retired police sergeant who served a village in Westchester for close to four decades is being remembered for his lifelong dedication to the youth of his community.  The death of retired Youth Sgt. Rocco Plateroti was announced by the Port Chester Police Department on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in a post on social media.  Plateroti served the village of Port Chester for 36 years before retiring, the department said.  During this time, he became known for his willingness to help the village's youth, becoming both a mentor and a coach.  He was also often seen at Port…
Scammers Posing As Court Officials, Claiming Victims Owe Parking Ticket Fines In Westchester Scammers Posing As Court Officials, Claiming Victims Owe Parking Ticket Fines In Westchester
Scammers Posing As Court Officials, Claiming Victims Owe Parking Ticket Fines In Westchester A police department in Westchester is advising residents of a scheme involving scammers posing as court officials and asking victims to pay hundreds of dollars after claiming they owe parking ticket fines.  The scam was detailed in an announcement by the Port Chester Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 11.  According to the department, victims of the scheme have reported being called by someone claiming that they owe several thousand dollars in parking ticket fines to the Port Chester Courts.  The victims are then offered a "plea deal" in which they can pay several hund…
First Baby Of 2024 Welcomed By Hospital In Westchester First Baby Of 2024 Welcomed By Hospital In Westchester
First Baby Of 2024 Welcomed By Hospital In Westchester A medical center in Westchester is celebrating the first baby delivered by its midwives in 2024.  The first baby to be born in 2024 at Open Door Family Medical Center at Phelps Hospital in Port Chester was announced to be Yessenia Ramirez-Calderon, officials said on Thursday, Jan. 11. Ramirez-Calderon was born on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 12:10 p.m. and weighed in at 7 pounds. She was born to Arlin Calderon and Wilfredo Ramirez of Port Chester and has a big brother, Nicholas, and a big sister, Arlinda.  The medical center released a picture of the happy family…
Man Nabbed For Another Deli Burglary In Westchester: Smashed Front Door Window, Police Say Man Nabbed For Another Deli Burglary In Westchester: Smashed Front Door Window, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Another Deli Burglary In Westchester: Smashed Front Door Window, Police Say A former Connecticut resident and serial burglar faces more charges after breaking into another deli in Westchester, police announced.  Port Chester resident Cesar Salazar-Duque, age 36, was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 7 in connection with a burglary that occurred at Sage Deli in Mamaroneck at 392 Palmer Ave., the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department announced.  According to the department, Salazar-Duque, who once lived in the Fairfield County town of Greenwich, allegedly broke the deli's front door window on Friday, Nov. 17. After receiving a report of the incident around…
ID Released For Northern Westchester Resident Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train ID Released For Northern Westchester Resident Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train
ID Released For Northern Westchester Resident Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train The identity has been released of a local resident who was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train near a station in Northern Westchester County. New, updated report: Update: Man Killed By Train In Northern Westchester Was Beloved Author Of 2 Novels The incident happened on Friday, Dec. 8 around 9 a.m., when the person on the tracks at Chappaqua station was struck by a Harlem Line train, according to a MTA spokesperson. On Saturday, Dec. 9, the MTA identified the person as 42-year-old David B. Gerrard, a resident of Chappaqua. As a result of the incident, Harlem Line trains …
22-Year-Old Pulled From River In Westchester Remembered As 'Loving Son, Brother, Friend' 22-Year-Old Pulled From River In Westchester Remembered As 'Loving Son, Brother, Friend'
22-Year-Old Pulled From River In Westchester Remembered As 'Loving Son, Brother, Friend' A community is coming together to honor the memory of a beloved 22-year-old Westchester resident who was found dead in a river after being reported missing for several days.  West Harrison resident Jan Carlos Yepes-Perafan, age 22, was found dead in the Byram River in Port Chester on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 26 after going missing early Thursday morning, Nov. 23, according to Port Chester Police. Earlier Report - Body Of Missing 22-Year-Old Man Pulled From Byram River In Port Chester Yepes-Perafan had last been seen on Thursday around 3:45 a.m. as he was leaving McShane's…