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Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Peekskill Eatery Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Peekskill Eatery
Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Peekskill Eatery A famous chef whose group runs multiple restaurants across the Hudson Valley has designed a delicious two-course summer prix fixe at a popular Northern Westchester restaurant. Chef Peter X. Kelly, the owner of Xaviars Restaurant Group, designed the prix fixe for Apropros restaurant in Peekskill at 900 Fort Hill Rd., a Michelin-recommended eatery located at The Abbey Inn.  Related Report - 'Lovely' Restaurant Inside 120-Year-Old Abbey In Peekskill Added To Michelin Guide Kelly now serves as the restaurant's culinary director, helping to design a menu featuring meals…
John Oliver Bear Cakes Flying Off Trays At Hudson Valley Bakery John Oliver Bear Cakes Flying Off Trays At Hudson Valley Bakery
John Oliver Bear Cakes Flying Off Trays At Hudson Valley Bakery A bakery and restaurant owner in the region is having the time of his life selling comedian John Oliver bear cakes after a fake fight with the funnyman over restaurant equipment from a closed Red Lobster. The whole "fight" began when Oliver, who had purchased kitchen equipment from a closed Red Lobster in Ulster County, recreated the restaurant in his studio to serve the audience the signature Cheddar Bay biscuits. He also commented on his HBO show "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday, June 2, about someone who had posted a sign on the door of the closed restaurant saying they wanted to buy some k…
Human Remains Found In Hudson Valley Identified As Missing 25-Year-Old Woman Human Remains Found In Hudson Valley Identified As Missing 25-Year-Old Woman
Human Remains Found In Hudson Valley Identified As Missing 25-Year-Old Woman This story has been updated with a photo. New York State Police have confirmed that the remains of a missing Hudson Valley woman are those found at the property of a new home construction site. According to New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks, the remains of Karen Angelillo Ramsey, age 25, were found in Putnam County in the town of Patterson on April 16 during excavation work at the property of a new home. Ramsey was a resident of the town of Southeast and has not been seen or heard from since May of 1980, Hicks said. Police did not provide information on exactly where the remains were…
Bill Adding Fencing To Hudson Valley Bridges To Prevent People From Deadly Jumps Moves Forward Bill Adding Fencing To Hudson Valley Bridges To Prevent People From Deadly Jumps Moves Forward
Bill Adding Fencing To Hudson Valley Bridges To Prevent People From Deadly Jumps Moves Forward A bill aimed at stopping suicides by adding preventive fencing to five Hudson Valley bridges has passed the New York State Senate unanimously. Now, the bill introduced by State Sen. Pete Harckham (D, Mount Kisco), will move to the State Assembly, whose session ends on Friday, June 7, for consideration. The bill mandates that climb deterrent fencing be installed on all bridges under the New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA) jurisdiction. The five Hudson Valley bridges are: Bear Mountain Bridge. Rip Van Winkle Bridge,  Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge,  Mid-Hudson Bridge,  Newbu…
Ceiling Collapse Causes Major Damage At Historic Mansion Overlooking Hudson River Ceiling Collapse Causes Major Damage At Historic Mansion Overlooking Hudson River
Ceiling Collapse Causes Major Damage At Historic Mansion Overlooking Hudson River A ceiling collapse caused significant damage at a historic mansion and museum in the Hudson Valley. The incident happened in Putnam County in the hamlet of Garrison at Boscobel House and Gardens, which overlooks the Hudson River. On Tuesday, April 16, the plaster ceiling in its historic library collapsed without warning, causing major damage to the room, its contents, and adjacent rooms, according to Boscobel.  No one was in the building when the incident happened. Boscobel said it is "working diligently alongside a team of engineers, art conservators, and local officials to ass…
Update: Human Remains Found In Patterson Are Of Young Woman Update: Human Remains Found In Patterson Are Of Young Woman
Update: Human Remains Found In Patterson Are Of Young Woman Authorities have confirmed that human remains unearthed on a Hudson Valley construction site are of a young woman who may have been dead for over a decade.  The remains were found in Putnam County on Tuesday, April 16, during excavation work at the property of a new home built in Patterson in the area of Ice Pond Road, according to New York State Police. Earlier Report - Human Remains Found Near Ice Pond Road In Patterson The investigation into identifying the remains is still in its early stages, but so far, police have confirmed they are of a white female between 16 and 28 year…
Unidentified Human Remains Found Near Road In Patterson: Developing Unidentified Human Remains Found Near Road In Patterson: Developing
Unidentified Human Remains Found Near Road In Patterson: Developing Authorities are working to identify human remains that were discovered near a Hudson Valley road.  New, updated report - New Update: More Details Emerge About Human Remains Found In Hudson Valley The body was found in Putnam County on Tuesday, April 16 in the area of Ice Pond Road in Patterson, Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police said on Wednesday, April 24.  The investigation to identify the remains is still in its "infancy," Hicks said, adding that no official connections to any missing persons cases have yet been made.  This is a developing story. Check ba…
Deputy Injured By Drunk Driver In Putnam Valley: Sheriff Deputy Injured By Drunk Driver In Putnam Valley: Sheriff
Deputy Injured By Drunk Driver In Putnam Valley: Sheriff Several people face charges after driving drunk in the Hudson Valley, including a woman who struck a sheriff deputy's vehicle, authorities said.  The arrests happened in Putnam County between Friday, April 5, and Sunday, April 7, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, April 8.  The first incident occurred on Friday, April 5 around 10:45 p.m., when a sheriff's deputy's vehicle was struck by another car that crossed into his lane while traveling north on Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley. The deputy suffered injuries to his eye and hand and was taken to Hudson …
Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley
Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley Police are investigating after the body of a Black woman was found in a wooded area in the Hudson Valley. The woman's body was found in Rockland County on Wednesday, April 3, in the area of the baseball field on Dutch Lane in the village of Spring Valley. Spring Valley Police said the woman is about 60 years years old but did not provide details on how the woman, who has not yet been identified, died or where. The area where the body was found is off Route 59 near apartments and businesses. The Sheriff's Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Rockland County Medical Examiner's Of…
Flooding Expected At Northern Westchester Train Station During Storm, Officials Say Flooding Expected At Northern Westchester Train Station During Storm, Officials Say
Flooding Expected At Northern Westchester Train Station During Storm, Officials Say Officials are warning commuters that tidal flooding may affect a busy Northern Westchester train station during a multi-day storm.  An anticipated tidal flooding event will likely affect the Croton-Harmon Train Station parking lot area on Wednesday, April 3, and Thursday, April 4,  Croton-on-Hudson village officials announced on Tuesday, April 2.  According to officials, the flood levels are expected to reach their peak on Thursday morning around 7 a.m., when high tide occurs. High tide will also happen on Wednesday at 6 p.m., officials added.  The tidal flooding event …
Seen Him? Former Northern Westchester Resident Missing Seen Him? Former Northern Westchester Resident Missing
Seen Him? Former Northern Westchester Resident Missing The New York State Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Hudson Valley man who hasn't been since Sunday, March 24. Nicolas Faust, age 43, formerly of Ulster County in Marlborough, and Westchester County in Peekskill, was reported missing by his family, said Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police. Faust was last seen by friends in the Mill Street area of Poughkeepsie on Sunday, March 24 around 2 a.m. He is described as being 5-foot-9, 175 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the New York State Police at 845-677-7300…
Pair Of Westchester Locales Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings Pair Of Westchester Locales Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings
Pair Of Westchester Locales Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings A pair of locales in the Hudson Valley are among the 300 best places to live in America, according to brand-new rankings. According to Niche, factors used in determining its rankings were: Public Schools Crime & Safety Housing Nightlife Good for Families Diversity The two communities selected from the Hudson Valley are both in Westchester County: Ardsley: No. 122: The village with a population around 5,000, "offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes," according to Niche, which also noted that "there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks," an…
'Modern Day Tour De Force': Waterfront Hudson Valley Estate Listed For $19.9M 'Modern Day Tour De Force': Waterfront Hudson Valley Estate Listed For $19.9M
'Modern Day Tour De Force': Waterfront Hudson Valley Estate Listed For $19.9M Expansive water views, a hefty price reduction, and indoor and outdoor pools, and gardens are some of the highlights of a $19.9 million estate for sale in the Hudson Valley. Called a "modern-day tour-de-force," the estate located in Dutchess County offers an "incredible" waterfront setting on a peninsula in the town of Hyde Park, overlooking the Hudson River with a two-bedroom guest house, sculpture garden, collector's garage, and outdoor kitchen, according to Zillow.  The living room.  Zillow A helipad also sits on the property at 46 Ledgerock Lane.  Zillow says the nin…
Westchester Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Westchester Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says
Westchester Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Three eateries in the Hudson Valley are among the Top 100 pizza spots from sea to shining sea, according to Yelp, which said the selections make up its active but "all-time list." Yelp says it determined the rankings by identifying businesses in the pizza category and then ranking them using several factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. The trio of restaurants from the Hudson Valley are: No. 64 - Lolita’s Pizza, Poughkeepsie: With a five-star rating based on about 135 reviews, Lolita's went from fine dining to specializing in Neapolitan pizza in 2018, saying…
2-Car Crash Causes Fluid Spill On Busy Carmel Road 2-Car Crash Causes Fluid Spill On Busy Carmel Road
2-Car Crash Causes Fluid Spill On Busy Carmel Road A two-car crash in the Hudson Valley caused a temporary closure on a busy road to allow crews to clean a fluid spill.  The crash happened in Putnam County on Friday, Feb. 23 just before 8 p.m., when two cars collided on Croton Falls Road in Carmel, according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department. Luckily, no injuries resulted from the collision, fire officials said. The crash caused the road to close for around 30 minutes to allow crews to clean up vehicle fluids and remove the cars. 
Brewster Schools Searched After Accidental Alarm Activation: Police Brewster Schools Searched After Accidental Alarm Activation: Police
Brewster Schools Searched After Accidental Alarm Activation: Police Several school buildings in the Hudson Valley were searched following the accidental activation of an alarm, police said. The searches happened in Putnam County on Monday, Feb. 26 around 8:40 a.m., when the Putnam County Sheriff's Office received a Hold-In-Place alarm coming from the Brewster School District, authorities said.  Although the alarm was determined to have been tripped by accident, members of the Sheriff's Office and the New York State Police still conducted a sweep of the district's schools as a precautionary measure.  No threat currently exists to the schools, the …
Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Hudson Valley
Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly killing his wife during a domestic dispute. Rockland County resident Warle Fernandez-Arias, age 37, was charged with second-degree murder on Friday, Feb. 23 in Spring Valley after his wife, Carolyn Canela, age 36, was found dead. According to Spring Valley Police, Canela, who moved to the US from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, was found when officers responded to a welfare check at 149 Sneden Place West at their Hillcrest Point apartment. Once inside the apartment, officers found the body of Canela, who was pronoun…
Director At Business In Northern Westchester Dies At Age 57 Director At Business In Northern Westchester Dies At Age 57
Director At Business In Northern Westchester Dies At Age 57 A Navy veteran from the Hudson Valley who had a crucial role in a Northern Westchester business is being remembered for his kind heart.  Orange County resident Eugene “Gene” Guido of Highland Mills, died peacefully at the age of 57 while surrounded by family members on Friday, Feb. 16, according to his obituary.  Born in 1966 in the Bronx, Guido went on to serve in the US Navy and eventually became the director of pre-construction for Armonk-based Touchstone Builders.  Guido was also known as a loving husband to his wife, Rose, and an always-caring father to his ch…
14-Year-Old Riding Motorbike Killed In Crash With Plow Truck In Hudson Valley 14-Year-Old Riding Motorbike Killed In Crash With Plow Truck In Hudson Valley
14-Year-Old Riding Motorbike Killed In Crash With Plow Truck In Hudson Valley A 14-year-old boy who was involved in a crash with a plow truck in the Hudson Valley has died from his injuries. The accident occurred in Rockland County around 2:50 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the area of N. Liberty Drive and Wayne Avenue in Stony Point. According to Lt. Greg Becker, the teen was riding a motorbike when he collided with a privately owned plow truck. The victim was treated at the scene by Rockland Paramedics and Stony Point Ambulance Corp, and then transported to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, where he died on Wednesday, Feb. 14, Becker said. The operator…
4 Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail In Carmel: Police 4 Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail In Carmel: Police
4 Nabbed During Super Bowl Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcement Detail In Carmel: Police A police enforcement detail conducted over Super Bowl weekend in the Hudson Valley resulted in several drunk driving arrests, authorities announced.  The enforcement detail was conducted in Putnam County by the Carmel Police Department and resulted in a total of four arrests on Saturday, Feb. 10, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo. The first of the arrests resulted from an incident that began around 1 a.m. when a Carmel Police officer responded to a two-car crash in the area of 1350 Route 6. An investigation eventually determined that one of the drivers, 73-year-old Anton Anto…
3 Hospitalized After Car Strikes Pole In Mahopac 3 Hospitalized After Car Strikes Pole In Mahopac
3 Hospitalized After Car Strikes Pole In Mahopac Three people were taken to a hospital following an early morning crash in the Hudson Valley.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Saturday, Feb. 3 just before 4:30 a.m., when a car crashed into a pole on Croton Falls Road in Mahopac near the Westchester border, according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department.  Three people involved in the crash were taken to a hospital to be evaluated, firefighters said. The cause of the crash was not released. 
Former Chief Of Brewster Fire Department Dies Former Chief Of Brewster Fire Department Dies
Former Chief Of Brewster Fire Department Dies A fire department in the Hudson Valley has announced the death of one of its former chiefs.  In a social media post on Sunday, Feb. 4, the Brewster Fire Department in Putnam County announced the death of former Chief and Commissioner Thomas Palmer.  Palmer led the department from 1996 to 1998, the department said.  More information about Palmer's death, including funeral arrangements, has not yet been announced.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Man Rushed To Hospital By Helicopter After Being Pinned Between Car, Building In Carmel Man Rushed To Hospital By Helicopter After Being Pinned Between Car, Building In Carmel
Man Rushed To Hospital By Helicopter After Being Pinned Between Car, Building In Carmel A man was critically injured after becoming pinned between a car and a building in the Hudson Valley, firefighters said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, Feb. 2 around 12:30 p.m., when a vehicle that had been put on a mechanical lift suddenly accelerated forward, pinning a man against a building in Carmel, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department.  The exact location of the incident was not released.  Arriving first responders found the man with severe traumatic injuries and used mechanical systems to move the car and free him. He was then taken by Lake Carme…
Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In Hudson Valley Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In Hudson Valley
Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In Hudson Valley A child has died after being struck by a school bus in the Hudson Valley. The incident took place in Rockland County around 5:50 p.m., Monday, Jan. 29 in front of 100 Clinton Ave., in the Village of New Square. According to Lt. Blaine Howell of the Ramapo Police, the 8-year-old child was treated by paramedics on the scene but was pronounced dead. The driver of the bus remained on the scene and is cooperating with the police, Howell said. The crash is currently being investigated by the Ramapo Police Crash Investigation Unit The child's name was not released by police. This is a developi…
Woman Nabbed For Assaulting Victim Inside Vehicle On I-684 In Lewisboro: Police Woman Nabbed For Assaulting Victim Inside Vehicle On I-684 In Lewisboro: Police
Woman Nabbed For Assaulting Victim Inside Vehicle On I-684 In Lewisboro: Police A 20-year-old Hudson Valley woman faces charges after striking a victim inside a vehicle on a busy highway in Northern Westchester, police said. The arrest stemmed from an incident that began on Sunday, Jan. 28 around 10 p.m., when authorities received a report of a domestic violence incident inside a vehicle on Interstate 684 in Northern Westchester, according to New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks.  The vehicle involved in the incident was eventually found in Lewisboro on Route 22. After stopping the car, an investigation determined that one of the occupants, 20-year-old Putnam Co…
Hudson Valley School District Vulnerable To Online Security Disruptions: Report Hudson Valley School District Vulnerable To Online Security Disruptions: Report
Hudson Valley School District Vulnerable To Online Security Disruptions: Report A new report from the Office of the New York State Comptroller has discovered a Hudson Valley school district is particularly vulnerable to online security disruptions.  The report, issued earlier in January by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli following an audit performed by his office, found that the Garrison Union Free School District in Putnam County did not adequately secure its online network user accounts and has sensitive information technology control weaknesses.  Additionally, the report found that the district's staff did not have sufficient guidance or plans i…
2 People Injured In Head-On Crash In Carmel 2 People Injured In Head-On Crash In Carmel
2 People Injured In Head-On Crash In Carmel Two people were injured in a head-on collision in the Hudson Valley that left two cars severely damaged.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, Jan. 19 around 2:45 p.m., when two cars collided on Crane Road (Route 32) in the area of Fini Drive in Carmel, according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department.  Two people were taken to a hospital after the crash by first responders, firefighters said. The cause of the crash was not released. 
Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Illegally Trapping Squirrels, Spraying Them With Red Paint: Police Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Illegally Trapping Squirrels, Spraying Them With Red Paint: Police
Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Illegally Trapping Squirrels, Spraying Them With Red Paint: Police A man faces criminal charges after illegally trapping squirrels on his property, spraying them with red paint, and releasing them in the Hudson Valley, police said. Putnam County resident Mark Kuhn of Patterson, age 62, was arrested for illegally trapping the animals, the Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced on Monday, Jan. 15.  The arrest followed an investigation conducted by the SPCA and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police.  According to authorities, the investigation into Kuhn began when he admi…
Driver Emerges Unharmed After Rollover On Snowy Mahopac Road Driver Emerges Unharmed After Rollover On Snowy Mahopac Road
Driver Emerges Unharmed After Rollover On Snowy Mahopac Road Despite flipping their car onto its side on a busy Hudson Valley road amid snowy conditions, a driver was able to walk away from the crash unharmed, fire officials said. The crash happened in Putnam County on Tuesday, Jan. 16 just before 8 a.m., when a car rolled over and landed on its side on Croton Falls Road (Route 34) in the area of McLaughlin Drive, according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department.  Miraculously, the driver was not injured and was able to get themselves out of the vehicle before first responders arrived, the fire department said.  The crash happened d…
Construction Crook: Westchester County Man Took Payment For Jobs He Didn't Finish, Police Say Construction Crook: Westchester County Man Took Payment For Jobs He Didn't Finish, Police Say
Construction Crook: Westchester County Man Took Payment For Jobs He Didn't Finish, Police Say A Hudson Valey man has been arrested on Long Island after he allegedly ran a construction company scam, taking customer’s money and leaving them high and dry, police said. Westchester County resident Robert Stewart, age 39, of Harrison, was arrested in connection with his alleged schemes, Nassau County Police announced Thursday, Jan. 11. According to police, Stewart, advertised himself as “Nxt Gen Construction” and took on construction jobs for at least two customers in Great Neck. He allegedly received partial payments for the work and never completed them. Additionally, the address …
16-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal Hudson Valley Crash Remembered As 'Incredibly Thoughtful' 16-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal Hudson Valley Crash Remembered As 'Incredibly Thoughtful'
16-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal Hudson Valley Crash Remembered As 'Incredibly Thoughtful' A 16-year-old boy from the region who was killed in a horrific four-vehicle crash with a tractor-trailer is being remembered as being "fiercely loyal" to his family and "incredibly thoughtful.'  Dillon Tyler Gokey, of Kingston, died around 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 8 during a four-vehicle crash on Route 28 in the town of Shandaken. Click here for a new, related story: 17-Year-Old Victim In Hudson Valley Double-Fatal Crash Was 'Easy To Love' A Kingston native, he was a junior at Kingston High School where he was consistently on the highest honor roll and played on the varsity baseball tea…