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New Update: Missing Swimmer's Body Pulled From Hudson River In Dobbs Ferry New Update: Missing Swimmer's Body Pulled From Hudson River In Dobbs Ferry
New Update: Missing Swimmer's Body Pulled From Hudson River In Dobbs Ferry This story has been updated.  The body of a swimmer who went missing after taking a dip in the Hudson River in Westchester was recovered following an intense recovery effort.  The person's disappearance happened on Monday, July 8 around 6 p.m., when a swimmer was reported to be in distress in the Hudson River by the area of Dobbs Ferry's Waterfront Park, according to the Dobbs Ferry Fire Department.  Arriving crews spoke to witnesses, who said they saw a swimmer go under the water around 30 feet from the shoreline who did not resurface.  More personnel were then called…
Roller Coaster Derails At Waterfront Park In Dobbs Ferry On July 4th Roller Coaster Derails At Waterfront Park In Dobbs Ferry On July 4th
Roller Coaster Derails At Waterfront Park In Dobbs Ferry On July 4th A young child was assessed for injuries after a ride derailed at a park in Westchester during Independence Day celebrations.  The incident happened on Thursday, July 4 just after 4 p.m., when the rollercoaster at Waterfront Park in Dobbs Ferry derailed, according to the Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Corp.  First responders soon arrived at the park and assessed a five-year-old patient. Luckily though, they were not injured.  The ride was then stabilized. No other injuries were reported.  The cause of the derailment was not released. 
Man With Outstanding Warrants Robs Hastings-On-Hudson Home, Ties Up Victims: Police Man With Outstanding Warrants Robs Hastings-On-Hudson Home, Ties Up Victims: Police
Man With Outstanding Warrants Robs Hastings-On-Hudson Home, Ties Up Victims: Police After a long investigation, a 29-year-old man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a Westchester residence, police announced.  Brandon Scerri, age 29, who is currently homeless with a last known address in Dobbs Ferry, was arrested on Wednesday, June 26 in connection with a burglary that happened in Hastings-on-Hudson on Saturday, May 11, according to Hastings-on-Hudson Police Chief David Dosin.  On the day of the incident at around 5:20 a.m., police received a 911 call from a resident with an address on Broadway (Route 9) who reported her house was being burgla…
Man Follows, Assaults 2 Teenagers At Dobbs Ferry Restaurant: Here's His Sentence Man Follows, Assaults 2 Teenagers At Dobbs Ferry Restaurant: Here's His Sentence
Man Follows, Assaults 2 Teenagers At Dobbs Ferry Restaurant: Here's His Sentence A 63-year-old man will spend several years in prison for following and assaulting two 15-year-olds at a Westchester restaurant as well as repeatedly threatening a 13-year-old boy for several months.  Dobbs Ferry resident Vincent Pappas was sentenced on Thursday, June 20 to six years in state prison for assaulting the two teenagers, as well as a separate one-year sentence for harassing and threatening a 13-year-old boy, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday, June 21.  According to the DA's Office, on Sept. 29, 2022, at around 5:30 p.m., Pap…
Update: Paving Project To Begin On Route 9 In Dobbs Ferry, Last Several Weeks Update: Paving Project To Begin On Route 9 In Dobbs Ferry, Last Several Weeks
Update: Paving Project To Begin On Route 9 In Dobbs Ferry, Last Several Weeks A paving project is set to soon affect traffic and parking on a well-traveled route in a Westchester village for several weeks, officials announced. The construction project is set to affect Broadway (Route 9) in the village of Dobbs Ferry beginning on Monday evening, June 17, Dobbs Ferry village officials announced. Earlier Report - Paving Work To Impact Parking Along Route 9 In Dobbs Ferry The paving, which will last around six to eight weeks, will begin at the southern border with Hastings-on-Hudson near Farragut Avenue and move northward towards Irvington.  According to offi…
2 New Businesses To Celebrate Openings In Dobbs Ferry: Here's Where, When 2 New Businesses To Celebrate Openings In Dobbs Ferry: Here's Where, When
2 New Businesses To Celebrate Openings In Dobbs Ferry: Here's Where, When More local businesses are set to open soon in a Westchester County village.  The two businesses, which will both be located in the village of Dobbs Ferry and will celebrate their openings with ribbon-cutting ceremonies, are:  Parlor Dental, which will open at 66 Main St., Suite A on Tuesday, June 18 at 5 p.m.; Hi There!, a gift shop that will open at 7 Cedar St. on Wednesday, June 26 at 5 p.m. Parlor Dental, which will be opened by maxillofacial prosthodontist Igor Chikunov, will be a family-owned practice dedicated to creating a "warm, welcoming environment" for patien…
Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From Westchester, Hudson Valley Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From Westchester, Hudson Valley
Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From Westchester, Hudson Valley An actors/writers group is looking for talent from throughout the Hudson Valley. The group says it's "Seeking playwrights who like to work with actors, and actors looking to work with new playwrights, to workshop new plays from writers from the Hudson Valley community. People who are motivated to be with a group of artists to share, grow and build." Among the areas it's looking to draw people from are: Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Wappingers Falls, Cold Spring, Hyde Park, Hudson, New Paltz, Saugerties, Kingston, Rhinebeck, Tarrytown, White Plains, Peekskill, Newburgh, Ellenville, Rosendale, Amenia…
New Update: Part Of Park Building Demolished After Fire, Asbestos Discovery In Westchester New Update: Part Of Park Building Demolished After Fire, Asbestos Discovery In Westchester
Asbestos Found At Burned Gould Park Building In Dobbs Ferry A section of a Westchester County park bathhouse left unusable after a fire is being demolished following the discovery of asbestos inside the building, officials announced. Demolition of a portion of the bathhouse at Dobbs Ferry's Gould Park began on Monday morning, May 13 following a fire that damaged the building in late March, village officials said.  Earlier Report - Dobbs Ferry's Gould Park Pool To Open After Fire The fire, which happened on Saturday, March 30 around 8:15 p.m., prompted a response from the Westchester County Hazmat team after flames came dangerously cl…
Paving Work To Impact Parking, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village Paving Work To Impact Parking, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village
Paving Work To Impact Parking Along Route 9 In Dobbs Ferry A paving project is set to soon affect a stretch of a busy route in a Westchester County village, officials warned. The construction project is set to affect Broadway (Route 9) in the village of Dobbs Ferry after Memorial Day, officials announced on Tuesday, May 7.  According to village officials, the work will be part of a larger effort commenced by the New York State Department of Transportation to repair catch basins, install American Disability Act-compliant ramps, and repave Route 9 between Executive Boulevard in Yonkers and Gracemere Road in Tarrytown.  Crews are now focuse…
Impaired Driver Knocks Fire Hydrant Into Dobbs Ferry Home Impaired Driver Knocks Fire Hydrant Into Dobbs Ferry Home
Impaired Driver Knocks Fire Hydrant Into Dobbs Ferry Home An impaired driver faces charges after crashing into a fire hydrant and sending it into a Westchester residence, police said. The incident happened on Saturday, April 27 just before 5 p.m., when a single-car crash occurred at the intersection of Ashford Avenue and Storm Street in Dobbs Ferry, according to the village's police department.  Arriving officers soon found a gray 2019 Audi SUV resting on the front lawn of an Ashford Avenue residence, police said. According to the department, it was soon determined that the Audi had been traveling westbound on Ashford Avenue before failing t…
Dobbs Ferry Man Caught With Trove Of Stockpiled Firearms, Bomb Materials, Feds Say Dobbs Ferry Man Caught With Trove Of Stockpiled Firearms, Bomb Materials, Feds Say
Dobbs Ferry's James Neff Caught With Weapons Arsenal: Feds A 61-year-old Westchester man with a previous conviction once again faces charges after authorities discovered a trove of stockpiled firearms, ammunition, and explosives materials during a search of his home and storage units, federal officials said. James Neff, who resides in Dobbs Ferry, was taken into custody on charges related to weapons possession. The arrest was made on Thursday, May 2. The US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York confirmed that a search of his home and two storage units yielded a significant number of firearms and materials that could be used t…
2 'Racist Incidents' Condemned By Dobbs Ferry Officials 2 'Racist Incidents' Condemned By Dobbs Ferry Officials
2 'Racist Incidents' Condemned By Dobbs Ferry Officials Officials in a Westchester village are condemning two racial incidents, including the discovery of a swastika painted on a public trash can.  The two incidents were detailed in a statement by the Village of Dobbs Ferry on Monday, April 29, in which officials said they had occurred over the past week. The first of the incidents happened at Waterfront Park when a man visiting the village called police and claimed a local father, who is Black, had been threatening him and the children in the park's playground. Authorities began investigating and quickly realized the report was false, offi…
Update: Park Pool To Still Open On Time Despite Bathhouse Blaze In Westchester Update: Park Pool To Still Open On Time Despite Bathhouse Blaze In Westchester
Dobbs Ferry's Gould Park Pool To Open After Fire A pool at a Westchester County park will open on schedule despite a fire that left the nearby bathhouse unusable, officials announced. The Gould Park Pool in Dobbs Ferry is scheduled to open on time during Memorial Day weekend for the 2024 season, the village's Recreation Department announced on Friday, April 26.  Earlier Report - Building Goes Up In Flames At Baseball Field In Dobbs Ferry The planned opening comes after a fire at the bathhouse on Saturday, March 30 around 8:15 p.m. that prompted a response from the Westchester County Hazmat team after flames came dangerousl…
Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Irvington Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Irvington
Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Irvington President Joe Biden's impending visit to a village in Westchester is set to make history. It will be the first time a sitting president has visited that municipality in over half a century. Biden will arrive in the county on Thursday afternoon, April 25, when he is scheduled to appear at a fundraising event in the village of Irvington-on-Hudson hosted by actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  According to Irvington Mayor Jon Siegel, a sitting president's appearance in the village is rare and has not happened since October 23, 1972, when President Richard …
Building Goes Up In Flames At Baseball Field In Westchester, Prompts Hazmat Response Building Goes Up In Flames At Baseball Field In Westchester, Prompts Hazmat Response
Building Goes Up In Flames At Baseball Field In Dobbs Ferry Firefighters raced to a baseball field in Westchester after an intense blaze ignited at a park building.  The blaze began on Saturday, March 30 around 8:15 p.m., when the park house by the Gould Park baseball field in Dobbs Ferry went up in flames, according to the village's fire department.  Arriving crews soon found smoke pouring from the lower extension of the building and began fighting to put it out. Additionally, members of the Westchester County Hazmat team were called to the scene when it was determined that the fire was dangerously close to the building's chlorine room.&n…
Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Dobbs Ferry Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Dobbs Ferry
Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Dobbs Ferry Community members are coming together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help a 16-year-old boy who was seriously injured while crossing a busy intersection in Westchester. The outpouring of support was prompted by an incident on Monday, March 4 at around 7:45 p.m., when 16-year-old Jacob Klugerman was struck by a cab while crossing the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry at the Lawrence Street intersection.  Earlier Report - 16-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Cab On Parkway In Dobbs Ferry   Klugerman a high school sophomore from…
Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Dobbs Ferry Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Dobbs Ferry
Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Dobbs Ferry Hundreds of people are calling for safety improvements to be made at a busy Westchester intersection after a 16-year-old boy was seriously injured while trying to cross it.  New, updated report - Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Dobbs Ferry As of Thursday, March 14, around 1,100 had signed a petition calling for safety improvements at the pedestrian crossing on the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry at the Lawrence Street intersection. The petition was started after a 16-year-old boy was hit by a cab while trying to cross t…
16-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Cab On Parkway In Dobbs Ferry 16-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Cab On Parkway In Dobbs Ferry
16-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Cab On Parkway In Dobbs Ferry A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by a cab on a busy parkway in Westchester, police said. New, updated report - Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Dobbs Ferry The incident happened on Monday, March 4 at around 7:45 p.m., when the boy was hit while crossing the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry at the Lawrence Street intersection, according to Westchester County Police Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary.  The boy had been crossing from the west side of the roadway when he was struck. Follo…
Duo In Stolen Car Nabbed After Pursuit That Began In Dobbs Ferry: Police Duo In Stolen Car Nabbed After Pursuit That Began In Dobbs Ferry: Police
Duo In Stolen Car Nabbed After Pursuit That Began In Dobbs Ferry: Police A Western Massachusetts duo caught in a vehicle stolen from Connecticut were both apprehended following an extensive pursuit in New York, police announced. The events leading up to the arrests began on Tuesday, Feb. 6 around 1:40 a.m., when a patrol officer on the Saw Mill River Parkway in the Westchester County village of Dobbs Ferry saw a stolen Nissan Rogue pass him in the area of Ashford Avenue, according to the department's Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary.  When the officer pulled out behind the Nissan, which had been stolen from the Hartford County town of Enfield, the …
Good Eats: Restaurants Awarded Michelin Bib Gourmands In Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings Good Eats: Restaurants Awarded Michelin Bib Gourmands In Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings
Good Eats: Restaurants Awarded Michelin Bib Gourmands In Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings Any foodies looking for new places to try in Westchester may want to take a look at more than a dozen eateries that have been added to the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand list. A total of 13 Westchester restaurants have been named Michelin Bib Gourmands in 2023, an award that recognizes establishments that combine delicious food with great value. The awards are doled out by the Michelin Guide, which helps readers discover the best restaurants by listing establishments well-received by its reviewers. The awards were revealed following a Michelin Guide ceremony held on Tuesday, No…
Chimney Fire Leaves Residence Blackened In Dobbs Ferry Chimney Fire Leaves Residence Blackened In Dobbs Ferry
Chimney Fire Leaves Residence Blackened In Dobbs Ferry A fire that originated in a chimney left a Westchester residence with significant damage, including gaping holes in its walls.  The incident happened on Thursday, Nov. 2 around 6:40 p.m. in Dobbs Ferry on Hunters Run. According to the Dobbs Ferry Fire Department, arriving crews responding to a reported chimney fire were able to quickly extinguish the blaze before checking for any extension of the fire. After around two hours, the scene was cleared.  The Ardsley, Irvington, Fairview, Hastings, and Millwood Fire Departments also helped with the response, in addition to the Westches…
Dobbs Ferry Restaurant To Celebrate Reopening After Closing For 2 Years Dobbs Ferry Restaurant To Celebrate Reopening After Closing For 2 Years
Dobbs Ferry Restaurant To Celebrate Reopening After Closing For 2 Years An Italian restaurant in Westchester known for its cozy ambiance and authentic homemade cuisine will soon be celebrating its successful reopening after being forced to close for around two years.  Piccola Trattoria, located in Dobbs Ferry, will be celebrating its grand reopening at 23 Ceder St. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m., the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce announced.  The eatery, originally located at 41 Cedar St., had to close in November 2021 after its original building became part of an ongoing development project and was mired in co…
Largest-Ever Illegal, Underage Vape Sales Bust Made In Westchester Largest-Ever Illegal, Underage Vape Sales Bust Made In Westchester
Largest-Ever Illegal, Underage Vape Sales Bust Made In Westchester With the help of a task force consisting of numerous police departments, Westchester health officials were able to crack down on the largest illegal vape sales bust ever discovered in the county.  The bust was made during the week of Monday, Aug. 21 with the help of the Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Taskforce, which consists of police agencies from Ardsley, Greenburgh, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Irvington, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, and North Castle, County Executive George Latimer announced on Monday, Aug. 28. As a result of the bust, county officials confiscated all of the pr…
Mercy College Changes Name After 75 Years: 'Natural Evolution' Mercy College Changes Name After 75 Years: 'Natural Evolution'
Mercy College Changes Name After 75 Years: 'Natural Evolution' A college in Westchester has decided to change its name after almost 75 years to reflect the expansion of its programs at both an undergraduate and graduate level.  Mercy College, located in Dobbs Ferry, has changed its name to Mercy University, officials announced on Tuesday, Aug. 22.  The name change, which has been approved by the New York State Board of Regents, reflects the institution's growth and comes as the university adds a School of Nursing to its offerings, which also include other schools of Liberal Arts, Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, and…
Swatting Incident: Hoax Shooting Call Prompts Police Response, Road Closure In Dobbs Ferry Swatting Incident: Hoax Shooting Call Prompts Police Response, Road Closure In Dobbs Ferry
Swatting Incident: Hoax Shooting Call Prompts Police Response, Road Closure In Dobbs Ferry A fake shooting call that prompted a widespread police response and a road closure in Westchester is now being reported as a swatting incident, authorities said.  The incident happened just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, when the Dobbs Ferry Police Department was notified by a local mobile crisis team reporting that they had received a call from a man who had claimed to have shot his mother and uncle.  According to the department, the man had also told the crisis team that he was contemplating hurting himself.  The caller had identified his location as 135 Beacon Hill D…
27-Year-Old Dies After Tree Falls On Car In Dobbs Ferry 27-Year-Old Dies After Tree Falls On Car In Dobbs Ferry
27-Year-Old Dies After Tree Falls On Car In Dobbs Ferry A 27-year-old man who worked at a nonprofit helping children was killed after a tree fell on his car in Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Saturday, July 29 just before 7:30 p.m., when police in Dobbs Ferry responded to the area of Walgrove Avenue on a report of a tree falling on a car, trapping a victim inside.  According to Dobbs Ferry Police, officers and firefighters realized that the driver had been killed upon arriving at the scene.  The driver, identified as 27-year-old Danilo Gomez, an employee of the Children's Village nonprofit organization in…
Police Officer From Westchester Dies At Age 53 Police Officer From Westchester Dies At Age 53
Police Officer From Westchester Dies At Age 53 A Hudson Valley police officer is being remembered for his dedicated service to both his local community and his country.  Putnam County resident Daniel Bruno of Mahopac died on Thursday, June 22 at the age of 53, according to his obituary.  Born in 1969 in Mount Kisco, Bruno graduated from Somers High School before serving his country with the US Marine Corps. After being honorably discharged, he then began school at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry with the intent of becoming a veterinarian.  However, Bruno soon found another calling and pivoted to becoming a police offic…
15-Year-Old Gets Years In Prison For Fatally Stabbing Westchester Cheerleading Captain 15-Year-Old Gets Years In Prison For Fatally Stabbing Westchester Cheerleading Captain
15-Year-Old Gets Years In Prison For Fatally Stabbing Westchester Cheerleading Captain A teenage girl will spend years behind bars for fatally stabbing a 16-year-old cheerleading captain in Westchester County, officials said. Earlier Report - Teen Girl Admits To Fatally Stabbing Mount Vernon Cheerleading Captain: DA The 15-year-old, who was not named because of her age, was sentenced to three to nine years in jail on Tuesday, Jan. 24 for the April 8, 2022 killing of 16-year-old Kayla Green in Mount Vernon, according to Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah. On the day of the stabbing, around 4 p.m., the teenager stabbed Green in the abdomen foll…
Dobbs Ferry Man Accused Of Assaulting 2 Teens, Throwing 1 Through Window Dobbs Ferry Man Accused Of Assaulting 2 Teens, Throwing 1 Through Window
Dobbs Ferry Man Accused Of Assaulting 2 Teens, Throwing 1 Through Window A Westchester County man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting two teens and throwing one through a storefront window, officials said.  On Thursday, Sept. 29, around 5:30 p.m., 62-year-old Dobbs Ferry resident Vincent Pappas threw a 15-year-old boy through a storefront window in Dobbs Ferry on Main Street, and assaulted a second 15-year-old in the same incident, according to an announcement by Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah from Wednesday, Dec. 28.  Pappas then allegedly resisted arrest before being taken into custody.  The 15-year-old victim t…
Teen Girl Admits To Fatally Stabbing Cheerleading Captain In Westchester County: DA Teen Girl Admits To Fatally Stabbing Cheerleading Captain In Westchester County: DA
Teen Girl Admits To Fatally Stabbing Cheerleading Captain In Westchester County: DA A teenager has admitted to fatally stabbing a 16-year-old cheerleading captain in Westchester County, officials said.  Earlier Report - Teen GirI Indicted For Fatal Stabbing Of Mount Vernon Cheerleading Captain The 15-year-old defendant, who was not identified, pleaded guilty to the April 8, 2022 killing of 16-year-old Kayla Green in Mount Vernon on Tuesday, Dec. 20, according to Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah.  On the day of the stabbing, around 4 p.m., the defendant stabbed Green in the abdomen during the Mount Vernon High School’s celebratory parade on&…
Hand-Crafted Chocolate Truffle Business To Open First-Ever Storefront In Dobbs Ferry Hand-Crafted Chocolate Truffle Business To Open First-Ever Storefront In Dobbs Ferry
Hand-Crafted Chocolate Truffle Business To Open First-Ever Storefront In Dobbs Ferry The owner of a business that offers hand-crafted chocolate truffles is set to open her first-ever brick-and-mortar store in Westchester County. Cocoa Tree Chocolates in Dobbs Ferry will hold the grand opening of its store at 25 Cedar St. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Abigail Mandel began her online business in 2019, working out of a commercial kitchen in Colorado. Abigail MandelC2 Photography in Aspen, Colorado When she moved to Dobbs Ferry in the summer of 2021, she knew she wanted to open her first storefront at some point. Mandel said the business offers truffles that are handpainted with d…