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Driver Injured After Car Overturns On Hudson Valley Roadway Driver Injured After Car Overturns On Hudson Valley Roadway
Driver Injured After Car Overturns On Hudson Valley Roadway A driver was hospitalized following a rollover crash on a busy Hudson Valley road.  The crash happened in Putnam County on Monday afternoon, July 22, when an Acura flipped on Milltown Road in the village of Brewster near the Connecticut border, according to the Brewster Fire Department.  Arriving first responders found the driver trapped inside the vehicle and were able to free her before taking her to Danbury Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The crash closed Milltown Road on Monday as the scene was cleared, the department said.
5 Family Members Injured In Hudson Valley Crash Involving Alleged Drunk Driver 5 Family Members Injured In Hudson Valley Crash Involving Alleged Drunk Driver
5 Family Members Injured In Hudson Valley Crash Involving Alleged Drunk Driver A 37-year-old man faces felony drunk driving charges after allegedly crossing into the opposite lane of traffic and crashing into another vehicle in the Hudson Valley, injuring five family members, police announced. Putnam County resident Elijah Acevedo of Mahopac was arrested on Sunday, July 7 in connection with a crash that happened earlier on the same day, Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo said on Tuesday, July 23.  According to Bodo, during the early evening hours on the day of the crash, Carmel Police officers responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of Route 6N and Colo…
2-Car Crash Shuts Down Busy Hudson Valley Intersection, Sends Person To Hospital 2-Car Crash Shuts Down Busy Hudson Valley Intersection, Sends Person To Hospital
2-Car Crash Shuts Down Busy Hudson Valley Intersection, Sends Person To Hospital A two-vehicle crash caused a busy Hudson Valley intersection to close for almost an hour and caused injuries.  The collision happened in Putnam County on Sunday, July 21 just after 5:30 p.m., when two cars crashed at the intersection of Route 6 and Croton Falls Road (Route 34) in Mahopac.  According to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, one person received medical transport while another was taken to a hospital.  The intersection was closed for around 40 minutes until the cars involved were removed. 
3 Dogs Found Abandoned Near Hudson Valley Road: Information Needed 3 Dogs Found Abandoned Near Hudson Valley Road: Information Needed
3 Dogs Found Abandoned Near Hudson Valley Road: Information Needed Authorities are asking for help from the public in finding whoever abandoned three dogs near a Hudson Valley road. The three dogs were found in Putnam County during the early morning hours of Saturday, July 13 in the area of Sunken Mine Road in Putnam Valley, the Putnam County SPCA announced on Monday, July 15.  The dogs appear to all be around 1-and-a-half years old and are female collie mixes.  So far, the SPCA has received one tip regarding the dogs' past owner and authorities have interviewed people about the abandonment.  Anyone with more information can call the SPCA …
Crash Slows Traffic On Busy Hudson Valley Roadway Crash Slows Traffic On Busy Hudson Valley Roadway
Crash Slows Traffic On Busy Hudson Valley Roadway A collision involving a truck impacted traffic on a busy route in the Hudson Valley. The crash happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, July 17, when vehicles collided on Route 9 near the entrance of The Bird & Bottle Inn, according to the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company. Arriving first responders found the drivers out of their vehicles and stayed at the scene to control traffic and clean debris. The vehicles involved in the crash, including a truck, were later towed away. 
Man Found Drowning In Hudson Valley Lake Dies At Hospital Man Found Drowning In Hudson Valley Lake Dies At Hospital
Man Found Drowning In Hudson Valley Lake Dies At Hospital A man died after he was found unresponsive in waters near a Hudson Valley beach, police announced.  The incident leading to the man's death began in Putnam County on Tuesday, July 16 around 1:45 p.m., when a possible drowning incident was reported at Canopus Lake Beach in Fahnestock State Park off Route 301 in Kent.  According to Kent Police, arriving first responders and police helped park staff and lifeguards perform CPR on an 82-year-old man who was found unresponsive in waters near the beach.  A LifeNet helicopter then responded and airlifted the man to Vassar Brothers M…
Part Of Busy Hudson Valley Road To Close For Months: Here's Where Part Of Busy Hudson Valley Road To Close For Months: Here's Where
Part Of Busy Hudson Valley Road To Close For Months: Here's Where Part of a well-traveled Hudson Valley road near its intersection with a busy highway will close for several weeks as crews replace a culvert, officials announced.  Beginning on Monday, July 15, part of Route 311 in the Putnam County town of Patterson will close between the Interstate 84 Exit 61 on and off ramps and Ludingtonville Road (Route 43), according to the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services. The closure is estimated to last at least eight to 10 weeks if not longer, officials said.  Signs in the area will direct motorists to a detour using Route 52 to and …
Update: Abused Dog On Mend After Being Found Emaciated In Hudson Valley Animal Cruelty Case Update: Abused Dog On Mend After Being Found Emaciated In Hudson Valley Animal Cruelty Case
Update: Abused Dog On Mend After Being Found Emaciated In Hudson Valley Animal Cruelty Case A dog that was found severely emaciated in the Hudson Valley is in the process of gaining her strength back following the arrest of her owner on animal cruelty charges, officials said. Abby, an 8-year-old Catahoula leopard mix dog, was rescued after being found in a state of severe emaciation at a Putnam County residence in Kent on Chief Nimham Drive on Sunday, June 23.  Earlier Report - Kent Woman Accused Of Animal Neglect After Dog Found Severely Emaciated After the discovery, Abby's owner, Shannon McMahon of Kent, age 42, was arrested by the Putnam County SPCA a…
Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Police Say Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Police Say
Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Police Say This story has been updated.  A 38-year-old man was apprehended after allegedly trying to break into a home in a residential neighborhood in the Hudson Valley, police said.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Thursday, July 11 around 2:20 p.m., when a domestic disturbance was reported at a home on Orchard Road in the Lake Secor neighborhood of Carmel, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo. Arriving officers found a Bronx resident later identified as Michael Melendez bleeding profusely from his arm after allegedly punching a glass panel door in an attempt to ente…
Duo Accused Of Stealing Mail From Hudson Valley Residences Duo Accused Of Stealing Mail From Hudson Valley Residences
Duo Accused Of Stealing Mail From Hudson Valley Residences Two 22-year-olds face a long list of charges after allegedly stealing mail from residences in the Hudson Valley, including several checks, authorities announced.  Bronx residents Devonte Hamilton and Kadon Jackson were both arrested on Wednesday, July 10 around 12:30 p.m. in connection with mail thefts at several household mailboxes in the Putnam County town of Philipstown, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Thursday, July 11.  According to the Sheriff's Office, on the day of the duo's arrests, a resident told deputies that they saw an unknown subject take mail f…
Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Hudson Valley Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Hudson Valley
Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Hudson Valley A blaze that consumed a vehicle in the Hudson Valley became even worse after it extended to the surrounding woods. The incident happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, July 10 just after 9:30 p.m., when a car caught on fire in Carmel in the area of Gipsy Trail Road, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department. Arriving crews soon discovered that the blaze had extended to the surrounding woods. Despite the complication, firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames with help from the Frozen Fun Ice Cream Truck, which helped crews at the scene by providing them with frozen treats.…
Semi-Truck Knocks Down Live Wires, Catches On Fire In Hudson Valley Semi-Truck Knocks Down Live Wires, Catches On Fire In Hudson Valley
Semi-Truck Knocks Down Live Wires, Catches On Fire In Hudson Valley Part of a busy Hudson Valley road was briefly closed to traffic after a semi-truck collided with a utility pole, causing a blaze sparked by live wires.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Tuesday, July 9 around 1 p.m., when a semi-truck hit a utility pole on Farmers Mills Road (Route 42) in Kent, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department.  Arriving police and fire crews found that active live wires had sparked a fire that reached the truck. To put the blaze out, first responders isolated the live wires and had NYSEG crews cut power so the flames could be extinguished.&nb…
Person Flips Canoe, Then Pulled From Water In Dramatic Hudson Valley Rescue Person Flips Canoe, Then Pulled From Water In Dramatic Hudson Valley Rescue
Person Flips Canoe, Then Pulled From Water In Dramatic Hudson Valley Rescue A person was rescued from the water after they were found clinging to a kayak in a Hudson Valley pond. The rescue happened in Putnam County at around 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, when a forest ranger with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation saw a person in the water while patrolling White Pond in the town of Kent.  According to the DEC, the person had rolled their canoe and could not flip it back over. Although they could not swim, they were able to grab a nearby kayak.  The ranger then attached a throw rope to the person in the water and tied it to t…
Fake Missing Child Post Circulates On Social Media In Hudson Valley Fake Missing Child Post Circulates On Social Media In Hudson Valley
Fake Missing Child Post Circulates On Social Media In Hudson Valley Authorities are warning residents not to fall for a false social media post claiming that a child is missing in the Hudson Valley.  According to the Carmel Police Department in Putnam County, the fake post alleges that there is a missing 14-year-old child in Mahopac.  The post comes from a page that repeatedly posts scam and hoax messages, the department said.  In a screenshot of the post released by the department, the account that posted it was identified as "Jane Booger." 
Harmful Algae Blooms Close Several Hudson Valley Beaches Harmful Algae Blooms Close Several Hudson Valley Beaches
Harmful Algae Blooms Close Several Hudson Valley Beaches Several beaches in the Hudson Valley are closed to the public thanks to harmful algae blooms that can harm the health of swimmers.  Five beaches in Putnam County are currently closed as a result of the blooms, according to county officials.  The affected beaches include:  Barger Pond Beach in Putnam Valley, which was closed on Saturday, July 6; Carraras Beach in Putnam Valley, which was closed on Friday, July 5;  Jackson Beach in Patterson, which was closed on Tuesday, July 2; Singers Beach in Putnam Valley, which was closed on Saturday, July 6; Warren Beach in Patters…
Officers Save Business Owner, Dog Stranded On Hudson Valley Island After Sudden Storm Officers Save Business Owner, Dog Stranded On Hudson Valley Island After Sudden Storm
Officers Save Business Owner, Dog Stranded On Hudson Valley Island After Sudden Storm A cafe owner and her dog were rescued from the shores of an island in a Hudson Valley lake after becoming stranded following a sudden thunderstorm that knocked them from their paddle board.  The events leading up to the rescue began in Putnam County on Sunday, June 23, when a microburst slammed the area of Lake Mahopac around 5:30 p.m., bringing heavy rains and high winds and knocking down trees and power lines.  During this time, the owner of Mahopac's Freight House Cafe, Donna Massaro, had been paddle boarding on Lake Mahopac with her dog, Joey. When the storm hit, it brought he…
New Superintendent Takes Command At One Of Hudson Valley's Largest School Districts New Superintendent Takes Command At One Of Hudson Valley's Largest School Districts
New Superintendent Takes Command At One Of Hudson Valley's Largest School Districts An educator with decades of experience is following in the footsteps of her father and stepping up to lead a large Hudson Valley school district.  On Monday, July 1, Erin Meehan-Fairben officially began her position as superintendent of Putnam County's Carmel Central School District, to which she holds deeply personal ties.  A native of the area, Fairben was born in Putnam County Hospital and was raised within the Carmel community until she was around 5 years old. As a child, she used to play on the steps of Carmel's one-room schoolhouse as her father, Richard R. Meehan,…
$31K Scheme: Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For Welfare Fraud, Police Say $31K Scheme: Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For Welfare Fraud, Police Say
$31K Scheme: Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For Welfare Fraud, Police Say A 35-year-old Hudson Valley woman faces felony charges after claiming tens of thousands of dollars in welfare benefits she was not entitled to, authorities announced.  Putnam County resident Kimberly Nieves of Kent was arrested on Thursday, June 27 in connection with alleged welfare fraud, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, July 1.  According to the Sheriff's Office, the investigation that led to Nieves' arrest began in March 2024, when the Putnam County Department of Social Services reported that one of their clients had allegedly been cla…
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 Caught With Illegally-Possessed Gun In Hudson Valley Traffic Stop: Police Man Caught With Illegally-Possessed Gun In Hudson Valley Traffic Stop: Police
Man Caught With Illegally-Possessed Gun In Hudson Valley Traffic Stop: Police A Connecticut man faces a felony weapons charge after being caught with an illegally possessed gun during a traffic stop in the Hudson Valley, police announced.  Fairfield County resident Mathew Conti of Danbury, age 27, was arrested in Putnam County on a weapons charge on Tuesday, June 25, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday, June 28.  According to the Sheriff's Office, at around 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies saw a vehicle with an obscured license plate driving north on Route 22 near the interchange with Interstate 684 in Brewster and pulled it over. After th…
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.
Hudson Valley Woman Accused Of Animal Neglect After Dog Found Severely Emaciated Hudson Valley Woman Accused Of Animal Neglect After Dog Found Severely Emaciated
Hudson Valley Woman Accused Of Animal Neglect After Dog Found Severely Emaciated A 42-year-old Hudson Valley woman faces animal cruelty charges following the discovery of a severely emaciated dog, authorities announced.  New, updated report - Update: Abused Dog On Mend After Being Found Emaciated In Kent Animal Cruelty Case Putnam County resident Shannon McMahon of Kent, age 42, was arrested after police found her eight-year-old Catahoula leopard mix dog in a state of severe emaciation, the Putnam County SPCA announced on Tuesday, June 25.  According to the SPCA, on the evening of Sunday, June 23, the Town of Kent Police Department responded to a residen…
Lightning Strike Causes Tree To Fall On Car In Hudson Valley Lightning Strike Causes Tree To Fall On Car In Hudson Valley
Lightning Strike Causes Tree To Fall On Car In Hudson Valley One person was taken to a hospital after lightning struck a tree, causing it to fall on a car in the Hudson Valley. The incident happened in Putnam County on Sunday, June 23 around 7:20 p.m., when a tree fell on a vehicle on Route 6N in Mahopac between Secor Road and Parker Drive, according to the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department.  Arriving fire crews found all three of the vehicle's occupants outside of the car. One of them was taken to Westchester Medical Center for evaluation, while the other two refused medical assistance.  Because the fallen tree blocked the roadway a…
Discovery Of Mortar Shell Prompts Evacuation At Hudson Valley Construction Site Discovery Of Mortar Shell Prompts Evacuation At Hudson Valley Construction Site
Discovery Of Mortar Shell Prompts Evacuation At Hudson Valley Construction Site A hazardous device team was called to a Hudson Valley property after a mortar shell was found during excavation work.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Monday, June 17, when a caller performing excavation work at a Philipstown property on Juniper Hill Road reported the discovery of an unexploded mortar shell under some rocks, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday, June 19. A responding sheriff's deputy then removed all workers from the area and called for the Westchester County Police Hazardous Devices Unit to help remove the mortar.  Eventually, the …
Man With No ID Killed In Hudson Valley Crash After Speeding In Opposite Lane: Police Man With No ID Killed In Hudson Valley Crash After Speeding In Opposite Lane: Police
Man With No ID Killed In Hudson Valley Crash After Speeding In Opposite Lane: Police A Connecticut man was killed in a New York crash after allegedly speeding in the opposite lane of traffic and striking another vehicle before hitting a tree, police announced.  The crash happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, June 19 just before noon, when two cars collided on Route 311 just south of Caroline Drive in the town of Patterson, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. Arriving Sheriff's deputies found both an Infiniti on the shoulder of the road as well as an Acura that had hit a tree.  The Infiniti's driver, a 35-year-old Patterson woman, told authorities t…
Vehicle Stolen From Hudson Valley Residence, Then Used To Commit Larcenies Vehicle Stolen From Hudson Valley Residence, Then Used To Commit Larcenies
Vehicle Stolen From Hudson Valley Residence, Then Used To Commit Larcenies Authorities in the Hudson Valley are warning residents to take precautions following multiple incidents of items taken from vehicles, as well as one instance of a car stolen from a residence and used to commit thefts.  The incidents, which all happened in Putnam County, were detailed in an announcement on Tuesday, June 18 from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, which said it has received numerous reports of items taken from unlocked vehicles throughout the county in the last few weeks. According to authorities, in one incident on Saturday, June 8, a vehicle was reported stolen from a …
Duo Nabbed In Jewelry Store Burglary Spree Targeting Hudson Valley Businesses Duo Nabbed In Jewelry Store Burglary Spree Targeting Hudson Valley Businesses
Duo Nabbed In Jewelry Store Burglary Spree Targeting Hudson Valley Businesses Two suspects are behind bars in connection with a string of jewelry store burglaries that targeted businesses in the Hudson Valley and Connecticut. In Dutchess County, police were called at around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, for a burglary in progress in Beacon at Sky Diamond Jewelers on Main Street. As officers arrived, the suspects were seen driving away from the scene.  Officers initially pursued the vehicle onto the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge but called off the chase “due to the unsafe speeds,” Beacon Police said. Investigators determined that the suspects broke into Sky Diamond Jew…
Electronics, Cash Stolen From Parked Cars In Hudson Valley Neighborhoods Electronics, Cash Stolen From Parked Cars In Hudson Valley Neighborhoods
Electronics, Cash Stolen From Parked Cars In Hudson Valley Neighborhoods Authorities are warning residents to lock their cars after electronics and cash were stolen from several vehicles in multiple Hudson Valley neighborhoods.  The thefts were reported in Putnam County on Friday morning, June 14, when Carmel Police learned that unlocked vehicles had been entered in the South Lake and North Lake Boulevard neighborhoods in Mahopac.  According to the department, small electronics and cash, reported as $20 and some loose change, were taken from some of the cars.  The suspect carried only a flashlight and a backpack and was not armed, police said als…
Drunk Driver Hits Motorist, Causes Them Severe Injuries In Hudson Valley, Police Say Drunk Driver Hits Motorist, Causes Them Severe Injuries In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Drunk Driver Hits Motorist, Causes Them Severe Injuries In Hudson Valley, Police Say A 65-year-old man faces several felony charges after hitting a motorcyclist in the Hudson Valley while allegedly driving drunk, causing them severe injuries, police said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, June 12 just after 5 p.m., when a downed motorcyclist was found with serious leg injuries after they were struck by a gray Cadillac SUV in a residential neighborhood off Hill Street in Mahopac, according to Carmel Police. A Carmel officer soon recognized the Cadillac as a suspect vehicle in a separate hit-run incident that had occurred earlier in the day. After an i…
Man Charged After Abandoning 2 Dogs On Hudson Valley Road, Officials Say Man Charged After Abandoning 2 Dogs On Hudson Valley Road, Officials Say
Man Charged After Abandoning 2 Dogs On Hudson Valley Road, Officials Say A 64-year-old man faces criminal charges after allegedly abandoning two dogs on the side of a Hudson Valley road, authorities announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Thursday, June 6, when the Putnam County SPCA learned that two dachshund mix dogs had been found the day before by a good samaritan on Longfellow Drive in the Lake Carmel area of the town of Kent.  According to the SPCA, the dogs were then put into the custody of the Town of Kent Dog Control Officer Mary Madsen, who had learned they allegedly belonged to a Dutchess County resident from Wappingers Falls.  Fo…