Stuck In Space: Astronaut From New England Faces Uncertain Return Date Amid Starliner Troubles Stuck In Space: Astronaut From New England Faces Uncertain Return Date Amid Starliner Troubles
Stuck In Space: Astronaut From New England Faces Uncertain Return Date Amid Starliner Troubles A Massachusetts native is among two American astronauts facing an uncertain return date to Earth amid ongoing problems with the Boeing-built Starliner spacecraft. Pilot and Needham native Suni Williams, along with commander Butch Wilmore, remains stuck on the International Space Station nearly a week after their expected departure date while NASA crews work to understand several issues that have arisen since the pair launched into orbit on Wednesday, June 5. Among the problems sparking concern are malfunctions of the vehicle’s thrusters and numerous helium leaks that sprang up during their…
New Update: Northern Westchester HS Senior Killed In Crash Had 'Infectious Enthusiasm For Life' New Update: Northern Westchester HS Senior Killed In Crash Had 'Infectious Enthusiasm For Life'
New Update: Northern Westchester HS Senior Killed In Crash Had 'Infectious Enthusiasm For Life' A high school senior from Northern Westchester who was killed in a crash only two days before graduation is being remembered for his success as a soccer player and his desire to serve his country. Fox Lane High School senior Joshua Martinez Arana, age 18, was killed following a crash in Bedford Hills on Tuesday, June 18, just two days before the school's graduation ceremony.  Earlier Report - Fox Lane High School Senior Killed In Crash Days Before Graduation On the day of the crash, a car occupied by Arana and his friend another Fox Lane High School senior, cr…
Caseworker Dies More Than Month After Northern Westchester Attack During Shift: 'Enraging' Caseworker Dies More Than Month After Northern Westchester Attack During Shift: 'Enraging'
Caseworker Dies More Than Month After Northern Westchester Attack During Shift: 'Enraging' A Westchester caseworker has succumbed to her injuries more than a month after she was brutally attacked while performing her duties.  Maria Coto, age 56, died on Wednesday, June 19 as a result of injuries she sustained during an assault in Peekskill on Tuesday, May 14, according to Peekskill Police Lieutenant Adam Renwick.  On the day of the attack, just after 3 p.m., Coto was assaulted by a suspect identified as 31-year-old Haseem Jenkins inside a Peekskill apartment on South Street while making contact with clients, according to county officials and Peekskill Police. Coto…
Latest Update: Kindergarten Student, Mother Both Fatally Struck Near Westchester School Latest Update: Kindergarten Student, Mother Both Fatally Struck Near Westchester School
Latest Update: Kindergarten Student, Mother Both Fatally Struck Near Westchester School This story has been updated. A crash involving a school bus in Westchester left a kindergarten student and his mother dead.  New, updated report - New Update: IDs Released Of Mother, Child Fatally Struck By School Bus In Mamaroneck The incident happened on Thursday morning, June 20 around 8:30 a.m., when the student and his mother were struck by a vehicle while walking to the Mamaroneck Avenue School on Mamaroneck Avenue, according to the Mamaroneck Union Free School District.  According to the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department, investigators found that a school bus w…
Retired Longtime Fire Chief Of Westchester Department Dies: Made 'Indelible Imprint' Retired Longtime Fire Chief Of Westchester Department Dies: Made 'Indelible Imprint'
Retired Longtime Fire Chief Of Westchester Department Dies: Made 'Indelible Imprint' The former chief of a fire district in Westchester who held the position for more than three decades is being remembered for his dedication to serving his community.  Daniel Raftery, the former chief of the Greenville Fire District, died on Sunday, June 16, the department announced. His age was not made public.  A longtime member of the fire district, Raftery originally joined in 1973 and rose to the rank of Chief in 1986. He continued to lead the district for 34 years until retiring in 2020.  In their announcement, the district described Raftery as an "admired and…
What's Your Sign? Zodiac License Plates Unveiled By New York DMV What's Your Sign? Zodiac License Plates Unveiled By New York DMV
What's Your Sign? Zodiac License Plates Unveiled By New York DMV Curious about someone’s zodiac sign? Just check their license plate. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Wednesday, June 5, introduced its latest series of custom license plates: the 12 zodiac signs. Astrology enthusiasts can select their corresponding zodiac symbol, like a scorpion for Scorpio, a bull for Taurus, or a lion for Leo. Plates can be purchased on the DMV’s website, over the phone, by mail, or through a local DMV office.  Drivers can expect to pay $60 for an assigned plate number or $91.25 if they opt for a personalized one. New Yorkers can already …
NY County Training Armed Residents To Be 'Special Deputy Sheriffs': Here's Where, Why NY County Training Armed Residents To Be 'Special Deputy Sheriffs': Here's Where, Why
NY County Training Armed Residents To Be 'Special Deputy Sheriffs': Here's Where, Why A New York county is training armed residents who could be deputized during emergencies and natural disasters. With the state's second-largest police force of 2,600 sworn officers, Nassau County posted a notice in March in local newspapers and other news outlets for a team of provisional emergency special deputy sheriffs "for the protection of human life and property during an emergency," said County Executive Bruce Blakeman in coordination with Nassau County Sheriff Anthony LaRocco. In the advertisement, Blakeman said the "special deputies" will have no police powers unless …
Groundbreaking Held For 200-Unit Development In Westchester: Will Feature 5-Acre Open Space Groundbreaking Held For 200-Unit Development In Westchester: Will Feature 5-Acre Open Space
Groundbreaking Held For 200-Unit Development In Westchester: Will Feature 5-Acre Open Space Work has begun on an upcoming multifamily development in Westchester that will feature five acres of open space, including walking trails and a community garden. The groundbreaking for a 200-unit luxury multifamily development in Harrison at 1 Webb Avenue was announced by its developer, The NRP Group, on Monday, June 17.  The project, located on a 10-acre site, will include 30 studio units, 75 one-bedroom units, and 84 two-bedroom residences and is located in close proximity to several major highways such as Interstates 287, 95, and the Hutchinson River Parkway.  Each residence w…
First Named Storm Of 2024 Hurricane Season Forms: Meet Alberto First Named Storm Of 2024 Hurricane Season Forms: Meet Alberto
First Named Storm Of 2024 Hurricane Season Forms: Meet Alberto What could be one of the most active hurricane seasons ever now has its first named storm. Tropical Storm Alberto formed late Wednesday morning, June 19 as it moved across the western Gulf of Mexico. Heavy rain, coastal flooding, and gusty winds are forecast along the coasts of Texas and northeastern Mexico through Thursday, June 20. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued in those areas. It could make landfall, probably in Mexico, Thursday night. Up to 12 inches of rainfall is possible in parts of northern Mexico. In late May, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forec…
Duo Nabbed After Stealing Belongings From Yorktown Home, Police Say Duo Nabbed After Stealing Belongings From Yorktown Home, Police Say
Duo Nabbed After Stealing Belongings From Yorktown Home, Police Say A man and woman from the Hudson Valley both face burglary charges after allegedly stealing from a Northern Westchester residence, police announced.  Dutchess County residents Salvatore Daniele, age 41, and Audra Daniele, age 38, both from Poughkeepsie, were arrested after voluntarily surrendering themselves to Yorktown Police on Thursday, June 6 in connection with an April 2023 burglary, the department announced on Monday, June 10.  According to police, on April 15, 2023, the department received a report of a burglary that occurred within the town that morning.  Investig…
Woman, 18, Stole $49K In Handbags, Jewelry From NYU Roommate, Sold Them Online: NYPD Woman, 18, Stole $49K In Handbags, Jewelry From NYU Roommate, Sold Them Online: NYPD
Woman, 18, Stole $49K In Handbags, Jewelry From NYU Roommate, Sold Them Online: Nypd An 18-year-old Bergen County woman is accused of stealing more than $49,000 in handbags and jewelry from her NYU roommate and then selling the items online, according to police and various news reports. Kaitlyn Fung, of Old Tappan, was charged on Thursday, May 2 with grand larceny after confessing to taking a 19-year-old complainant's ring, bracelet, tote, enclave, and top, totaling about $49,000, the NYPD tells Daily Voice. Fung then sold the items online, the NYPD said. Fung and her mother are both named in a lawsuit filed by 19-year-old Aurora Agapov, whose father is Andre Agapov, the CE…
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 …