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Bridge Construction To Cause Multi-Week Lane Closures On Busy Route In Westchester Bridge Construction To Cause Multi-Week Lane Closures On Busy Route In Westchester
Bridge Construction To Cause Multi-Week Lane Closures On Busy Route In Westchester The construction of a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the New York Thruway is set to cause a series of lane reductions on a busy main route in Westchester for six weeks, officials said. The assembly of a new 270-foot-long pedestrian and bicycle bridge on Route 9 (South Broadway) over Interstate 87 in Tarrytown will begin on Wednesday, May 29, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.  The six-week project will require lane reductions to be implemented on Route 9 near Route 119 and Paulding Avenue. These traffic impacts will include: Beginning on May 29, two lanes in both…
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…
Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Westchester, Rockland Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Westchester, Rockland
Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Westchester, Rockland A free weekend shuttle bus servicing a popular pedestrian and cycling path on the new Tappan Zee Bridge between Westchester and Rockland counties is set to resume operation. The Hudson Link free weekend shuttle bus for the shared-use path on the new Tappan Zee Bridge will restart service on Saturday, May 25, and continue each weekend through Sunday, Oct. 27, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Friday, May 24.  The buses will run every 20 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. and allow easy access to both sides of the path, which countless pedestrians and cyclists use. Stops …
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, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village 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…
School In Westchester To Close: 'Sad Day,' Superintendent Says School In Westchester To Close: 'Sad Day,' Superintendent Says
School In Westchester To Close: 'Sad Day,' Superintendent Says A school in Westchester County has announced it will cease operations at the end of the academic year.  In an announcement on Wednesday, May 1, the Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Archdiocese of New York revealed the Transfiguration School in Tarrytown would close at the end of the 2023-24 academic year.  Officials attributed the decision to close the Catholic school to shifting demographics and lower enrollment, which have "significantly impacted" its ability to continue operating.  The St. Simon Stock School in the Bronx will also close for similar reas…
Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Village In Westchester Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Village In Westchester
Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Village In Westchester 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 …
Guardian Dogs Escape Westchester Farm, Kill Poodle, Attack Owner: Report Guardian Dogs Escape Westchester Farm, Kill Poodle, Attack Owner: Report
Guardian Dogs Escape Westchester Farm, Kill Poodle, Attack Owner: Report Two guardian dogs from a nonprofit farm in Westchester may be euthanized after escaping the property and attacking a woman and her leashed poodle on a trail, according to a New York Times report.  The attack happened on Tuesday, February 6, when two guardian dogs escaped the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Tarrytown at 630 Bedford Rd. and ran into a woman and her 10-pound miniature poodle on a public trail. They then attacked the woman and killed the poodle, according to a new report by The New York Times. The two dogs, a Great Pyrenees named Luna and an Akbash na…
Update: More Details Released About Hospital Fire In Westchester Update: More Details Released About Hospital Fire In Westchester
Update: More Details Released About Hospital Fire In Westchester Firefighters have released more information about a fire that broke out at a hospital in Westchester.  The blaze began on Thursday, Jan. 25 around 11:30 a.m., when a fire started inside an apartment on the second floor of staff housing on the Phelps Hospital campus in Tarrytown.  Earlier Report - Fire Ignites At Phelps Hospital In Tarrytown: Developing Soon after the flames broke out, crews from several organizations raced to the scene, including the Sleepy Hollow, Hawthorne, Valhalla, and Millwood Fire Departments.  After arriving at the scene, crews began putting out…
Fire Ignites At Hospital In Westchester: Developing Fire Ignites At Hospital In Westchester: Developing
Fire Ignites At Hospital In Westchester: Developing Firefighters had to race to a hospital in Westchester after a fire broke out on its campus.  New, updated report - Update: More Details Released About Fire At Phelps Hospital In Tarrytown The incident began around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, when a fire broke out on the campus of Phelps Hospital in Tarrytown.  The blaze prompted several mutual aid departments to help with the response, including the Hawthorne Fire Department, which worked at the scene for around an hour and a half until the fire was brought under control.  More details about the fire have not yet …
Westchester Students Among 300 Semifinalists Nationwide In Prestigious Regeneron Competition Westchester Students Among 300 Semifinalists Nationwide In Prestigious Regeneron Competition
Westchester Students Among 300 Semifinalists Nationwide In Prestigious Regeneron Competition Dozens of students from New York have been named semifinalists in the country’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The Society for Science announced the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search for 2024 on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Participants were whittled down from 2,162 applicants from 712 high schools across 46 states, Puerto Rico, and 10 other countries. Students were chosen based on their outstanding research, leadership skills, and community involvement, as well as a commitment to academics and creativity in asking scientific …
First Female Mayor Of Village In Westchester Dies: 'She Will Long Be Remembered' First Female Mayor Of Village In Westchester Dies: 'She Will Long Be Remembered'
First Female Mayor Of Village In Westchester Dies: 'She Will Long Be Remembered' A woman who made her mark on history by becoming the first female mayor of a village in Westchester is being remembered for her consistent dedication to her community and her always-present kindness. Eileen (Downing) Pilla, who was the first female mayor of Tarrytown from 1987 to 1999, died on Monday, Dec. 18 at the age of 91, according to her obituary.  Born in Tarrytown in 1931, Pilla attended Good Counsel Academy in White Plains, where she began her lifelong tendency to involve herself in countless activities. After graduating, she went on to attend the Washington Sch…
ID Released Of Man Fatally Struck By Vehicle At Westchester Intersection ID Released Of Man Fatally Struck By Vehicle At Westchester Intersection
ID Released Of Man Fatally Struck By Vehicle At Westchester Intersection Authorities are investigating a crash at a Westchester intersection that left a man dead. The incident happened on Tuesday, Dec. 26 just before 2 p.m., when a 79-year-old man was struck by a vehicle in Tarrytown at the intersection of Route 9 and Route 119, according to Tarrytown Police. The man, identified as Patrick Kennedy of Tarrytown, was later pronounced dead.  The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation into the incident, which is still ongoing, police said. No criminal charges have yet been filed in connection to t…
Family-Owned Eatery To Close After More Than 70 Years In Westchester: 'It Was Right Decision' Family-Owned Eatery To Close After More Than 70 Years In Westchester: 'It Was Right Decision'
Family-Owned Eatery To Close After More Than 70 Years In Westchester: 'It Was Right Decision' A beloved bakery that has been serving customers in Westchester for more than seven decades is coming to the end of its story.  The Riviera Bakehouse, located in Ardsley at 660 Saw Mill River Rd. (Route 9A), will be closing at the end of January 2024 after more than 70 years in business, the owners announced on the business's website.  The current owners, who have operated the bakery for 30 years, said that the decision to close was a heavy one to make.  "Despite how difficult it was to make this decision, in the end, we feel it was the right decision for us and ou…
Popular Realtor, Youth Sports Coach In Yorktown Dies At Age 66 Popular Realtor, Youth Sports Coach In Yorktown Dies At Age 66
Popular Realtor, Youth Sports Coach In Yorktown Dies At Age 66 An award-winning Hudson Valley real estate broker who lived in Northern Westchester is being remembered for the impressive services he provided to his community as well as his dedication to coaching young athletes in several sports leagues.  Yorktown Heights resident and prominent real estate broker John Kincart died on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the age of 66 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to his obituary.  Kincart was known for his professional career in real estate, becoming the number-one agent for the firm Houlihan Lawrence in both the Yorktown School District since…
Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Westchester Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Westchester
Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Westchester Police are investigating after a middle-aged man was killed in a fiery overnight crash on I-87. It happened in Westchester just before 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10 on northbound I-87 in the village of Tarrytown. When New York State Police troopers arrived at the scene, a tractor-trailer was fully engulfed in flames. A preliminary investigation determined that the driver and sole occupant, Saratoga County resident Richard A. Simmons, age 53, of Clifton Park, left the roadway just prior to the new Tappan Zee Bridge, striking the guide rail and a storage outbuilding. Simmons was pronounced de…
Blaze Damages 12-Story Vacant Building On Old Hospital Property In Westchester Blaze Damages 12-Story Vacant Building On Old Hospital Property In Westchester
Blaze Damages 12-Story Vacant Building On Old Hospital Property In Westchester Several fire departments had to race to an old hospital property in Westchester after a debris pile near a 12-story vacant building went up in flames.  The incident happened on Tuesday, Nov. 7 around 3:30 p.m., when firefighters responded to the old United Hospital property in Port Chester in the area of Boston Post Road and High Street, where a debris pile behind a 12-story vacant residential building had ignited.  According to the Port Chester Fire Department, arriving crews stretched lines to the pile and were able to extinguish the bulk of the flames. In the meantime…
Latest Update: Suspect Caught By Mansion After Northern Westchester Burglary, Police Say Latest Update: Suspect Caught By Mansion After Northern Westchester Burglary, Police Say
Latest Update: Suspect Caught By Mansion After Northern Westchester Burglary, Police Say A burglary suspect is in custody following a chase across multiple municipalities in Westchester that ended near a mansion and caused several nearby schools to be placed in lockout, police said. The chase was prompted by an investigation into a burglary in Cortlandt on Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Sinclair gas station located at 2058 East Main St. (Route 6), according to State Police Trooper Aaron Hicks.  Earlier Report - New Update: Irvington Schools Put In Lockout After Teens Burglarize Area By Lyndhurst The next day, Monday, Oct. 16, officers from the Ossining Police Department saw …
Blaze Breaks Out At 4-Story Apartment Building In Westchester Blaze Breaks Out At 4-Story Apartment Building In Westchester
Blaze Breaks Out At 4-Story Apartment Building In Westchester A fire that sparked in the laundry room at a Westchester apartment building prompted a fast response from several departments in the area.  The incident happened on Friday, Oct. 13 around 3 p.m., when crews were sent to an apartment building in Port Chester at 140 Grace Church St. for a reported fire.  According to the Port Chester Fire Department, arriving crews found smoke pouring out of the four-story building, which had been occupied by residents at the time.  Firefighters then found that the blaze had originated in the laundry room on the ground floor and quickly e…
Beloved Glazier, Motorcycle Enthusiast From Westchester Dies At 36 Beloved Glazier, Motorcycle Enthusiast From Westchester Dies At 36
Beloved Glazier, Motorcycle Enthusiast From Westchester Dies At 36 A 36-year-old lifelong Westchester resident is being remembered for his passion for working with his hands as well as his love for his family.  James P. Donovan, who lived in Tarrytown his entire life, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 17 at the age of 36, according to his obituary.  Born in 1987, Donovan attended public schools in Tarrytown and eventually graduated from the Trinity-Pawling School in the Dutchess County village of Pawling.  After finishing school, Donovan then went on to become a glazier. He also spent time working as a maintenance engineer at the Renaissan…
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…
New Dessert Shop Opens In Westchester: Ingredients Are 'Fresh, Local As Possible' New Dessert Shop Opens In Westchester: Ingredients Are 'Fresh, Local As Possible'
New Dessert Shop Opens In Westchester: Ingredients Are 'Fresh, Local As Possible' A popular dessert shop chain known for its delicious, hand-made pies has expanded to a second Westchester location.  Noble Pies opened up a new location in Tarrytown at 38 Main St. on Saturday, Aug. 12, celebrating the event with a 10 percent discount on all pies.  The family-owned pie shop bakes both savory and sweet pies using its own ingredients, which it tries to keep as "fresh and local as possible," according to the shop's website.  Many of the recipes used by the business are inspired by owner Leslie Noble's grandmother Fowler, who was raised in Texas. These recipes use a low amoun…
$430K Winner: New York LOTTO Second-Prize Ticket Sold In Westchester $430K Winner: New York LOTTO Second-Prize Ticket Sold In Westchester
$430K Winner: New York Lotto Second-Prize Ticket Sold In Westchester One New York lottery player is $430,000 richer after being lucky enough to purchase a second-prize-winning ticket at a Westchester stationery store.  The second prize-winning LOTTO ticket was sold in Tarrytown for the drawing on Wednesday, Aug. 9, New York Lottery announced on Thursday, Aug. 10.  The ticket, worth $430,010, was sold at Tappan Zee Stationery located at 350 South Broadway. Details about the winner were not announced.  The winning ticket was reported to have matched five of the six numbers as well as the bonus number. To win the LOTTO jackpot, p…
Video: 'Street Takeover' Closes Down New Tappan Zee Bridge Video: 'Street Takeover' Closes Down New Tappan Zee Bridge
Video: 'Street Takeover' Closes Down New Tappan Zee Bridge One person was arrested and multiple others were detained after staging a takeover of the  new Tappan Zee Bridge. The incident took place in Westchester County late Saturday night, July 8 into early Sunday morning, July 9 on the bridge near Tarrytown. According to New York State Police, there were multiple vehicles driving recklessly on the bridge, most of which cleared the area after troopers started to detain individuals.  Reportedly, the drivers were doing "donuts" in the roadway and running around, driving recklessly, and causing traffic to come to a complete stop. Trooper Tara McCorm…
Speed Demon: Man Issued 106 Tickets After Police Chase Into Westchester From Rockland Speed Demon: Man Issued 106 Tickets After Police Chase Into Westchester From Rockland
Speed Demon: Man Issued 106 Tickets After Police Chase Into Westchester From Rockland A speeding driver from New York has been charged with fleeing a police officer and other charges and issued 106 tickets after failing to stop for a traffic infraction. Joseph S. Salazar, age 26, of the Bronx, was arrested on Wednesday, June 28, for the incident which took place in Rockland County in the town of Stony Point on Sunday, May 28. According to Trooper Steven Nevel, of the New York State Police, Salazar was driving a 2016 Dodge Charger when he fled a traffic stop in Harriman State Park in the town of Stony Point.  While fleeing the traffic stop, he struck a New York Sta…
Interim Superintendent Named At School District In Northern Westchester Interim Superintendent Named At School District In Northern Westchester
Interim Superintendent Named At School District In Northern Westchester As a Northern Westchester school district's superintendent prepares to take over at a neighboring village, officials have named his temporary replacement.  Mary Fox-Alter will take over as Interim Superintendent of the Ossining Union Free School District beginning on Saturday, July 1, district officials announced.  She will replace Raymond Sanchez, who will depart to begin leading the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns on the same date.  Earlier Report - Tarrytown Public Schools' New Superintendent Comes From Neighboring District The former superintendent of th…
New Superintendent In Westchester Comes From Neighboring District New Superintendent In Westchester Comes From Neighboring District
New Superintendent In Westchester Comes From Neighboring District A school district in Westchester has named their next leader who will be coming from a neighboring district in the county. Raymond Sanchez will serve as the next superintendent of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, district officials announced on Wednesday, May 17.  Sanchez's appointment will be officially finalized during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 30. He will succeed Chris Borsari, who announced his retirement in November and will serve his last day on Friday, June 30.  Sanchez will be coming to Tarrytown from the Ossining Union Free School D…
Details Released: Ex-Aide To Former Westchester BOL Chair Tried Meeting Teen For Sex, Feds Say Details Released: Ex-Aide To Former Westchester BOL Chair Tried Meeting Teen For Sex, Feds Say
Details Released: Ex-Aide To Former Westchester BOL Chair Tried Meeting Teen For Sex, Feds Say Federal officials have released more details about a former Westchester County staffer who was fired after allegedly attempting to meet up with who he thought was a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity.  Tarrytown resident Anand Singh, age 33, was arrested on Monday, May 1, and charged with attempting to meet a person who he thought was a 14-year-old girl at an apartment building in Newark, New Jersey for sex, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.  Earlier Report - 'Institutional Misogyny': Chairwoman Resigns From Westchester BOL Af…
4 Scammers Caught After Trying To Steal Thousands From Victims In Westchester: DA 4 Scammers Caught After Trying To Steal Thousands From Victims In Westchester: DA
4 Scammers Caught After Trying To Steal Thousands From Victims In Westchester: DA Four scammers were caught in the same week in Westchester after posing as victims' relatives or friends to try and steal thousands of dollars from them, officials said.  The four individuals who were arrested were allegedly participating in schemes known as "grandparent scams," in which a scammer will pose as a victim's relative or friend in need of urgent assistance, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Wednesday, April 26.  The scams usually target elderly victims, Rocah said.  Earlier Report - Scammer Poses As Victim's Friend, Asks for $15K, Get…
Former HS Baseball Coach Who Led Team To State Championship Dies: From Northern Westchester Former HS Baseball Coach Who Led Team To State Championship Dies: From Northern Westchester
Former HS Baseball Coach Who Led Team To State Championship Dies: From Northern Westchester A former high school varsity baseball coach from Northern Westchester who led his team to a state championship is being remembered for his ability to connect with his players.  Amleto “Mel” Giarolo of Croton-on-Hudson died on Saturday, April 21 at the age of 88 after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and renal cancer, according to his obituary.  Born in Tarrytown in 1934, Giarolo spent his life following his passion for the game of baseball. After he was honorably discharged from the US Army, he began playing ball with the Lexington Indians, an independent minor lea…
Longtime Westchester County Association Chairman Bill Plunkett Dies Longtime Westchester County Association Chairman Bill Plunkett Dies
Longtime Westchester County Association Chairman Bill Plunkett Dies Beloved lawyer Bill Plunkett, who served as chairman of the Westchester County Association and was also an integral part of several other important institutions, has died.  Plunkett, a longtime resident of Tarrytown, died on Sunday, April 16 at the age of 82, according to his obituary. Born in Buffalo in 1940, Plunkett graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in 1958 and went on to attend the College of the Holy Cross and the New York University School of Law, earning his law degree in 1965.  He then went on to start a law career and began the successful firm Plunkett …
Brand-New Waterfront Restaurant Set For Opening Day In Westchester Brand-New Waterfront Restaurant Set For Opening Day In Westchester
Brand-New Waterfront Restaurant Set For Opening Day In Westchester Fans of waterfront dining will want to check out a new restaurant in Westchester that will soon celebrate its opening day.  The Sailhouse, located in Tarrytown at 238 Green St. right on the Hudson River, will hold a grand opening on Saturday, April 15 starting at 1 p.m., the restaurant announced on social media.  Located at the Washington Irving Boat Club, the newly-renovated eatery will serve a variety of food and drinks, including wings, pasta, seafood, and more.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by @thesailhousetarrytown Those w…