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Longtime Riverkeeper Captain To Retire After 24 Years Patrolling Hudson River Longtime Riverkeeper Captain To Retire After 24 Years Patrolling Hudson River
Longtime Riverkeeper Captain To Retire After 24 Years Patrolling Hudson River For the past 24 years, Hudson Valley native John Lipscomb has served as the eyes and ears of the Hudson River for Riverkeeper as its patrol boat captain. This month he retires, but not before he trains his successor, conservationist and vessel operator Luis Melendez.  Since 2000, Lipscomb, who grew up in Westchester County in Irvington and Tarrytown, has been the vice president for advocacy for Riverkeeper.  He has patrolled the Hudson, including New York Harbor, the Mohawk, and Upper Hudson, searching out and deterring polluters, monitoring tributaries and waterfront facili…
Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From Hudson Valley Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From Hudson Valley
Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From 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…
School In Hudson Valley To Close: 'Sad Day,' Superintendent Says School In Hudson Valley To Close: 'Sad Day,' Superintendent Says
School In Hudson Valley 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 Same Village In Hudson Valley Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Same Village In Hudson Valley
Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Same Village In Hudson Valley 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 Hudson Valley Farm, Kill Poodle, Attack Owner: Report Guardian Dogs Escape Hudson Valley Farm, Kill Poodle, Attack Owner: Report
Guardian Dogs Escape Hudson Valley 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…
NY Students Among 300 Semifinalists Nationwide In Prestigious Science Competition NY Students Among 300 Semifinalists Nationwide In Prestigious Science Competition
NY Students Among 300 Semifinalists Nationwide In Prestigious Science 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 …
Popular Realtor, Youth Sports Coach From Mahopac Dies At Age 66 Popular Realtor, Youth Sports Coach From Mahopac Dies At Age 66
Popular Realtor, Youth Sports Coach From Mahopac 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 Hudson Valley Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Hudson Valley
Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Hudson Valley 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…
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 For Fleeing State Police In Hudson Valley Speed Demon: Man Issued 106 Tickets For Fleeing State Police In Hudson Valley
Speed Demon: Man Issued 106 Tickets For Fleeing State Police In Hudson Valley 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…
New Superintendent In Hudson Valley Comes From Neighboring District New Superintendent In Hudson Valley Comes From Neighboring District
New Superintendent In Hudson Valley 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…
Dump Truck Bursts Into Flames Near Metro-North Tracks, Causing Delays Dump Truck Bursts Into Flames Near Metro-North Tracks, Causing Delays
Dump Truck Bursts Into Flames Near Metro-North Tracks, Causing Delays Metro-North commuters on the Hudson Line are experiencing slight delays due to a dump truck fire on the tracks in Westchester. The incident took place in Tarrytown at about 1:50 a.m., Wednesday, April 12 when a track equipment train caught on fire south of the Tarrytown station, said MTA officials. MTA officials said the fire department and maintenance personnel responded to the scene and the fire was extinguished. Maintenance personnel inspected the tracks/signals and track equipment. Crews are working to repair the tracks, causing a 10-minute delay for Hudson Line commuters in Tarrytown,…
Drunk Driver Slams Into Guardrail On Hudson Valley Highway: Police Drunk Driver Slams Into Guardrail On Hudson Valley Highway: Police
Drunk Driver Slams Into Guardrail On Hudson Valley Highway: Police A man is facing charges after driving drunk and hitting a guardrail on a busy highway exit ramp in Westchester County, police said.  On Saturday, Jan. 28, around 12:20 a.m., police responded to a one-car crash in White Plains by Interstate 287 west on the Exit 6 ramp, according to state police.  After arriving at the scene, police determined that the driver, 46-year-old Tarrytown resident Eric Petrich, had been driving on the ramp in a Toyota Camry when he struck a guardrail and his car became disabled.  Petrich was not injured in the crash. After investigating, author…
Man Gets Life In Jail For Fatal Shooting Of Woman That Caused School Lockdowns In Hudson Valley Man Gets Life In Jail For Fatal Shooting Of Woman That Caused School Lockdowns In Hudson Valley
Man Gets Life In Jail For Fatal Shooting Of Woman That Caused School Lockdowns In Hudson Valley A man who shot and killed a mother of two inside her own home in Westchester County has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder.  Earlier Report - Man Found Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of Woman That Caused School Lockdowns In Tarrytown Cynell Brown, age 32, was sentenced to 25 years to life on Thursday, Jan. 12 for the 2018 murder of 34-year-old Jessica Wiltse of Tarrytown, according to Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah. On Feb. 27, 2018, around 7:10 a.m., Brown shot Wiltse twice and hit her chest and arm at her Tarrytown residence on White Plains Road. She was then …
Former Local Police Chief In Hudson Valley Dies Former Local Police Chief In Hudson Valley Dies
Former Local Police Chief In Hudson Valley Dies A former police chief from Westchester County has died. Robert William Lipsky died at the Sunrise of Crestwood Assisted Living Facility in Yonkers on Tuesday, Nov. 29, according to his obituary. He was age 93. He was born in Tarrytown and graduated from Irvington High School. Lipsky went on to join the United States Army stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey, earning an honorable discharge as a corporal in 1950, his obituary said. He started his 32-year law enforcement career as a patrolman in the Mount Kisco Police Department in 1952, where he met his wife Gloria Scopelliti, a…
New Hudson Valley Restaurant Features Array Of 'Flavor Combinations' New Hudson Valley Restaurant Features Array Of 'Flavor Combinations'
New Hudson Valley Restaurant Features Array Of 'Flavor Combinations' A taste of Hawaii has arrived in the Hudson Valley. Westchester County eatery Pokémoto, located at 240 Main Street in White Plains, officially opened its doors in October 2022. It marked the company’s 29th location and first in New York, according to the restaurant’s website.  Those who have visited the Aloha State will no doubt recognize poke (pronounced POH-keh) as a native Hawaiian cuisine typically made up of diced fresh fish served over rice and topped with vegetables and sauces. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pokemoto® (…
'Infectious Smile': Man From Hudson Valley Dies At 54 After 5-Year ALS Battle 'Infectious Smile': Man From Hudson Valley Dies At 54 After 5-Year ALS Battle
'Infectious Smile': Man From Hudson Valley Dies At 54 After 5-Year ALS Battle A man who grew up in Northern Westchester known for his intellectual curiosity and love of his family has died after a battle with ALS.  Doug DeSalvo, who grew up in Peekskill and Chappaqua, died on Friday, Nov. 11 at the age of 54, according to his obituary.  Born in Tarrytown in 1968, DeSalvo attended Horace Greenley High School in Chappaqua before transferring to the Frederick Gunn School in Washington, Connecticut., his obituary said. DeSalvo then earned his Bachelor's Degree at Radford University in Virginia before relocating to North Carolina in 2010, where he met his wife,…
Man Found Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of Woman That Caused School Lockdowns In Hudson Valley Man Found Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of Woman That Caused School Lockdowns In Hudson Valley
Man Found Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of Woman That Caused School Lockdowns In Hudson Valley After a four-week trial, a man faces life in prison after being found guilty of fatally shooting a Westchester County woman in an incident that led to school lockdowns.  Earlier Report - New Charges In Woman's Fatal Shooting That Caused School Lockdowns Cynell Brown, age 32, was convicted of the 2018 murder of 34-year-old Jessica Wiltse of Tarrytown on Wednesday, Nov. 16, according to Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah.  On Feb. 27, 2018, around 7:10 a.m., Brown shot Wiltse twice in her chest and arm with a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol at h…
Burglary Crew Charged With Targeting Asian-American Business Owners In Hudson Valley Burglary Crew Charged With Targeting Asian-American Business Owners In Hudson Valley
Burglary Crew Charged With Targeting Asian-American Business Owners In Hudson Valley Four men are charged with being part of a burglary crew that targeted Asian-American business owners in Westchester County, police said.  At the beginning of October, Tarrytown Police started investigating two burglaries that were similar to other incidents that had happened elsewhere in Westchester County and gathered evidence that these crimes were centering on Asian-American business owners, according to police.  With the help of Westchester County Police, a multi-jurisdictional task force was created to conduct surveillance of the suspects in both Westchester County and New Yo…
Hudson Valley Native Who Was All-America Collegiate Athlete Dies At Age 48 Hudson Valley Native Who Was All-America Collegiate Athlete Dies At Age 48
Hudson Valley Native Who Was All-America Collegiate Athlete Dies At Age 48 A Northern Westchester native who was a standout athlete in both high school and college has died. Alison Relyea, who grew up in Briarcliff and graduated in 1992 from the Hackley School in Tarrytown, was 48 years old, according to her obituary. She died on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Evelyn’s House hospice facility in Creve Coeur, Missouri. For the past 11 years, she lived in Chesterfield, Missouri, her obituary said. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 1996 and the University of Maryland School of Nursing, where she received her BSN degree, in 1998.  Throughout her younger years…
Fall Foliage: Metro-North Adds Hudson Line Train Times For Those Who Want To See Autumn Colors Fall Foliage: Metro-North Adds Hudson Line Train Times For Those Who Want To See Autumn Colors
Fall Foliage: Metro-North Adds Hudson Line Train Times For Those Who Want To See Autumn Colors The Metro-North has good news for those who want to catch sight of the fall colors this year in the Hudson Valley. The Hudson Line will be running additional trains on select weekends from Saturday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 20, to provide more options for those who want to spend the day visiting towns in the region, such as Peekskill in Westchester County, Cold Spring in Putnam County, and Beacon in Dutchess County. Travelers can visit popular autumn destinations, including Bear Mountain (exit at Manitou Station) and Walkway Over The Hudson State Park (exit at Poughkeepsie Station.…
Several Hudson Valley Businesses Named To Prestigious Inc. Magazine List Several Hudson Valley Businesses Named To Prestigious Inc. Magazine List
Several Hudson Valley Businesses Named To Prestigious Inc. Magazine List Twelve Westchester County businesses were named to a prestigious list that recognizes businesses for their notable growth. The Westchester County Office of Economic Development reported that a dozen local businesses were named to Inc. Magazine's 2022 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies. “Privately held companies are an important component of Westchester County’s economy. We’re proud to have 12 companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 list and commend them on their impressive growth," Westchester County Executive George Latimer. The following businesses were named to this ye…
These Hudson Valley Restaurants Rank Highest For Best Wings These Hudson Valley Restaurants Rank Highest For Best Wings
These Hudson Valley Restaurants Rank Highest For Best Wings A ranking from TripAdvisor has determined which restaurants in the region aren't just winging it when it comes to their chicken wings. TripAdvisor shared a list of the best wings in the Hudson Valley and nearby communities. Last Chance Antiques & Cheese Cafe, a steakhouse located in the Greene County village of Tannersville, was ranked the best. According to TripAdvisor, the eatery has received a score of 4.5 stars from its more than 500 reviews. "We’ve been going to Last Chance for over 20 years," Christopher G. said in a review. "Founded in 1971 and now being run by a second generat…
Man Parked On Shoulder Of Hudson Valley Roadway Drove Drunk With Child In Vehicle, Police Say Man Parked On Shoulder Of Hudson Valley Roadway Drove Drunk With Child In Vehicle, Police Say
Man Parked On Shoulder Of Hudson Valley Roadway Drove Drunk With Child In Vehicle, Police Say A man is facing charges after he was allegedly busted driving drunk on a Hudson Valley highway with a teenager in his car. State police in Westchester County said they found 30-year-old Victor Munoz Cuji, of the Bronx, parked illegally on the shoulder of I-87 in Tarrytown just before 4 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29. While talking with the man, troopers determined that he was intoxicated and had a 14-year-old child in his vehicle, police said. Munoz Cuji was taken to a State police facility in Tarrytown, where testing reportedly revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.12 percent. The teen was turned …
Popular Hudson Valley Restaurant's New Location Off To Strong Start Popular Hudson Valley Restaurant's New Location Off To Strong Start
Popular Hudson Valley Restaurant's New Location Off To Strong Start For those looking for something different to try for dinner, check out the new tapas bar in Westchester that is quickly becoming a fan of foodies and racking up five-star reviews online. The Basque Tapas Bar in Tarrytown is just the spot to visit with friends and load on an assortment of small plates to share as you enjoy the quality ingredients the restaurant is known for. The new restaurant is the sister to Basque in Piermont across the river in Rockland County. The Tarrytown location is every bit as good and offers the same Spanish flavors with a flair, according to online reviewers. "H…
New TBZ Jumper Pulled To Safety By Officers Who 'Rappelled' Over Side, Police Say New TBZ Jumper Pulled To Safety By Officers Who 'Rappelled' Over Side, Police Say
New TBZ Jumper Pulled To Safety By Officers Who 'Rappelled' Over Side, Police Say This story has been updated. A man who attempted to jump from the new Tappan Zee Bridge was rescued by troopers and a special police unit who rappelled over the side of the bridge and pulled him up with ropes. The incident began on the bridge in Southern Westchester in the area of Tarrytown around 9:20 a.m., Friday, May 27. Emergency responders were called to the bridge for a possible jumper over the railing, said William Duffy, spokesman for the New York State Police. Westchester County Police officers responded, and utilized their crisis intervention training, and de- escalation skills…
TZB Jumper Hanging From Side Of Bridge Saved By Police TZB Jumper Hanging From Side Of Bridge Saved By Police
TZB Jumper Hanging From Side Of Bridge Saved By Police New TBZ Jumper Pulled To Safety By Officers Who 'Rappelled' Over Side, Police Say A jumper who was hanging off the side of the new Tappan Zee Bridge near the Westchester side was rescued by law enforcement. The incident took place on the bridge in the Tarrytown area around 10 a.m., Friday, May 27. State police confirmed the person was rescued but had few other details as the incident was unfolding. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Woman Nabbed For DWI After Fleeing Scene Of Hudson Valley Crash, Police Say Woman Nabbed For DWI After Fleeing Scene Of Hudson Valley Crash, Police Say
Woman Nabbed For DWI After Fleeing Scene Of Hudson Valley Crash, Police Say A 24-year-old Westchester woman was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol concentration nearly triple the legal limit after going the wrong way on I-287 and attempting to flee the scene of a crash, police said. New York State Police troopers received a report of a wrong-way driver who was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of I-287 in the city of White Plains at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. According to police, the driver - later identified as Ardsley resident Ariella Richardson - struck a trailer in her 2020 Nissan Rogue and fled the area. Investigators were able t…
Woman Drove Drunk In Hudson Valley With 3-Year-Old In Vehicle, Police Say Woman Drove Drunk In Hudson Valley With 3-Year-Old In Vehicle, Police Say
Woman Drove Drunk In Hudson Valley With 3-Year-Old In Vehicle, Police Say A woman is facing a felony charge after being busted driving allegedly intoxicated with her 3-year-old child in the car in the Hudson Valley, state police announced. New York State Police troopers on patrol in Rockland County stopped a vehicle on I-87 in the town of Clarkstown after the driver allegedly committed multiple vehicle and traffic violations. The traffic stop was conducted at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 in Clarkstown. According to police, during the stop, it was determined that the driver, Rockland County resident Kristina Khan, age 23, of Spring Valley, was found t…
Popular Hudson Valley Restaurant Opens Brand-New Location Popular Hudson Valley Restaurant Opens Brand-New Location
Popular Hudson Valley Restaurant Opens Brand-New Location A popular restaurant chain that specializes in tacos is debuting a brand-new location in Fairfield County. The Taco Project opened a new location at 1111 High Ridge Road in Stamford in mid-April 12, according to a representative. The owners also operate Westchester County locations in Tarrytown, Yonkers, Bronxville, and Pleasantville. The restaurants offer a wide selection of tacos including chicken, fish, steak, shrimp, chorizo, cajun salmon, veggie, and more. The Taco Project also serves burritos and burrito bowls, along with quesadillas and salads.
SUV With Child Inside Stolen In Hudson Valley Crashes SUV With Child Inside Stolen In Hudson Valley Crashes
SUV With Child Inside Stolen In Hudson Valley Crashes Two suspects are at large after stealing an SUV in Northern Westchester that had a toddler inside, police said. Late on Wednesday, April 13, a Nissan SUV was stolen in Peekskill, leading to a short chase, police said, before the driver crashed in the area of North Broadway in Tarrytown, at which point he and a passenger fled on foot. Officials said that two have not been apprehended. The infant was safely recovered and transported to Westchester Medical Center for evaluation. The child has was in good condition when found and has since been reunited with family. County police also respond…