Ben Crnic

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bcrnic@dailyvoice.com

Ben Crnic graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Geoscience in 2021. He has previously worked as a reporter with the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut, and has also contributed work to the Connecticut Mirror. Ben joined the Daily Voice team in October of 2022.

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Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $35K Sold At Mount Vernon Deli Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $35K Sold At Mount Vernon Deli
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $35K Sold At Mount Vernon Deli Instead of just a sandwich, one visitor to a Westchester County deli walked away with a winning lottery ticket worth tens of thousands of dollars.  A top-prize winning Take 5 lottery ticket worth $34,782 was sold in Mount Vernon for the evening drawing on Thursday, June 13, New York Lottery officials announced.  According to officials, the winning ticket was bought at 114 Plaza Deli at 114 East Prospect Ave.  If you want to try your own luck, Take 5 drawings are televised twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Prizes can be claimed up to a year from the date of the drawing.…
NY Senate Proclamation Honors Fallen Golden's Bridge Deputy Fire Chief NY Senate Proclamation Honors Fallen Golden's Bridge Deputy Fire Chief
NY Senate Proclamation Honors Fallen Golden's Bridge Deputy Fire Chief A New York Senate proclamation honoring the life of a beloved former Northern Westchester fire chief was presented to his family months after his sudden death.  The proclamation, prepared by New York State Sen. Peter Harckham, was presented to the family of former Somers Fire Chef and Golden’s Bridge Deputy Fire Chief Raymond Baker, Sr. the Golden’s Bridge Fire Department announced on Thursday, March 13.  Earlier Report - Funeral Details Released For Former Somers Fire Chief: 'Selfless Person' Baker, who died unexpectedly in his sleep on Saturday, March 9 at t…
Free For All: Bee-Line Bus Fares To Be Lifted During Summer Months In Westchester Free For All: Bee-Line Bus Fares To Be Lifted During Summer Months In Westchester
Free For All: Bee-Line Bus Fares To Be Lifted During Summer Months In Westchester Those who utilize Westchester's Bee-Line bus system to get around can take advantage of lifted fares throughout the dog days of summer.  Free rides will be offered by the county's Bee-Line bus system beginning on Monday, July 1, and continuing through Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2, according to Westchester County Executive George Latimer.  The initiative is part of the county's ongoing effort to support local communities, ease transportation costs for families, and encourage residents to use public transit.  "We are excited to bring back free rides on the Bee-Line buses this …
4 Suspects On Run After Targeting Aisle Of Items At Darien Whole Foods 4 Suspects On Run After Targeting Aisle Of Items At Darien Whole Foods
4 Suspects On Run After Targeting Aisle Of Items At Darien Whole Foods Authorities are searching for four people involved in the coordinated theft of vitamins and supplements from a Connecticut Whole Foods supermarket.  The incident happened in Fairfield County on Thursday, June 6 around 6:15 p.m., when four people targeted the vitamin and supplement section at the Whole Foods in Darien at 150 Ledge Rd., Darien Police announced on Thursday, June 13. Surveillance footage of the incident revealed that a Hispanic woman in a white shirt and hair clip scouted the aisle while followed by two Hispanic men who acted as distractions.  One of the men was…
Tag Sale Fight: Man Charged After Confronting Visitor At Yorktown Home, Police Say Tag Sale Fight: Man Charged After Confronting Visitor At Yorktown Home, Police Say
Tag Sale Fight: Man Charged After Confronting Visitor At Yorktown Home, Police Say A 53-year-old Northern Westchester man faces a felony charge following an altercation at his tag sale that led to the victim pepper spraying him in self-defense, police said.  The incident happened on Saturday afternoon, June 8, when the victim saw an advertisement for a tag sale and decided to visit the Yorktown residence where it was being held. According to Yorktown Police, when the victim arrived at the home, the resident, identified as Ari Michaels of Yorktown, became upset that he was at his residence and began yelling at him to leave, as they had a past history and "do not get a…
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed With Stolen, Car, Debit Card After Stealing Bike In Mamaroneck: Police 24-Year-Old Man Nabbed With Stolen, Car, Debit Card After Stealing Bike In Mamaroneck: Police
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed With Stolen, Car, Debit Card After Stealing Bike In Mamaroneck: Police A 24-year-old man faces a long list of charges after allegedly stealing a bicycle from a Westchester home, leading to officers catching him with a stolen vehicle and debit card, police announced.  The events leading up to the arrest began on Monday, June 10 just before 8 a.m., when a victim reported a man entering his Mamaroneck home on South Barry Avenue and stealing a bicycle, according to the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department.  The victim then gave officers a description of the suspect, which they used to find and arrest him. The man, identified as Bronx resident Yaser Ga…
2023 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By Byram Hills High School 2023 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By Byram Hills High School
2023 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By Byram Hills High School Two high-achieving seniors at a Northern Westchester high school are being recognized for landing at the top of their class.  In an announcement on Wednesday, June 12, Byram Hills High School revealed its valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2024 are Grace Lin and Daniel Ndocaj, respectively.  The school's administration and faculty celebrated both students' accomplishments. "The achievement is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and excellence throughout their four years at BHHS," said Principal Christopher Walsh, who revealed the top-ranked stu…
New Superintendent Named At School District In Hudson Valley New Superintendent Named At School District In Hudson Valley
New Superintendent Named At School District In Hudson Valley A Northern Westchester superintendent will soon transition to leading another nearby district in the county. In an announcement on Friday, June 14, the Katonah-Lewisboro School District revealed its next superintendent would be Raymond Blanch, who will be formally appointed in the role by the Board of Education on Thursday, June 20.  Blanch, who has served as superintendent of the Somers Central School District since July 2010, will officially begin in his new role on Monday, July 15.  Blanch's selection follows multiple rounds of interviews conducted by the school board in an ef…
Alert Issued For Missing 19-Year-Old Hartsdale Woman Alert Issued For Missing 19-Year-Old Hartsdale Woman
Alert Issued For Missing 19-Year-Old Hartsdale Woman Authorities are searching for a woman with autism who has been missing from Westchester for several days.  Michelle Higgs, age 19, was last seen on South Central Avenue in Hartsdale at around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, according to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.  Higgs, who has autism, was last seen wearing a burgundy sweater, a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and tan moccasins.  She is described as 5-foot-5 and 150 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.  According to authorities, Higgs is believed to be in the local area and is attracted to…
Electronics, Cash Stolen From Parked Cars In Mahopac Neighborhoods Electronics, Cash Stolen From Parked Cars In Mahopac Neighborhoods
Electronics, Cash Stolen From Parked Cars In Mahopac 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…
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