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Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From Region Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From Region
Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From Region 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 Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Region New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Region
New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Region An all-new tea shop in the Hudson Valley that has already impressed visitors is set to soon celebrate its grand opening. Rowseelee, a bubble tea shop in Putnam County at 600 Route 6 in Mahopac, will hold a grand opening celebration on Friday, May 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The eatery, which has been open since March, serves a variety of bubble, milk, and cold brew teas, as well as matcha and coffee. Those with a sweet tooth can also order desserts like beignets, flavored croissants, ice cream, and lemon bars.  According to the owners, the shop, which also has a location in Cold Sp…
Driver Rescued From Rolled Over Vehicle After Crash In Region Driver Rescued From Rolled Over Vehicle After Crash In Region
Driver Rescued From Rolled Over Vehicle After Crash In Region A driver was injured after their vehicle flipped on its side after a crash on a busy Hudson Valley road. The incident happened in Putnam County on Tuesday, April 30 around 8:50 a.m., when a vehicle rolled over at the intersection of Route 9D (Bear Mountain-Beacon Highway) and Peekskill Road in Cold Spring, according to the Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1. Arriving crews were able to stabilize the car and cut off the roof to free the driver.  After they were rescued, the driver was then placed in the care of the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Officials did not reveal the ca…
27-Year-Old Man From Region Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate 27-Year-Old Man From Region Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate
27-Year-Old Man From Region Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate More information has emerged about a 27-year-old Hudson Valley man who was killed while skiing at a mountain resort in Vermont.  Putnam County resident Brooks Ralph of Cold Spring was found dead just before midnight at Stowe Mountain Resort on Tuesday, Feb. 20, according to reports.  Earlier Report - 27-Year-Old From Putnam County Killed While Skiing In Vermont: Report Ralph's body was found in a section of steep wooded backcountry terrain outside of the resort's boundaries above the Upper Perry Merrill Trail following a search conducted by Stowe Mountain Rescue, S…
27-Year-Old From Region Killed While Skiing In Vermont: Report 27-Year-Old From Region Killed While Skiing In Vermont: Report
27-Year-Old From Region Killed While Skiing In Vermont: Report A 27-year-old Hudson Valley man was killed while skiing at a mountain resort in Vermont, according to a report by NBC affiliate WPTZ in Burlington.  Click here for a new, updated story: 27-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate Putnam County resident Brooks Ralph, of Cold Spring, was found dead just before midnight at Stowe Mountain Resort on Tuesday, Feb. 20, NBC5 reported.  Ralph was first reported missing at around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. A search conducted by Stowe Mountain Rescue, Stowe Police, and the State Search and Rescue C…
New Update: Support Swells For  Girl Injured In Crash That Killed HS Student From Region New Update: Support Swells For  Girl Injured In Crash That Killed HS Student From Region
New Update: Support Swells For Girl Injured In Crash That Killed HS Student From Region In the aftermath of a Northern Westchester crash that killed a 17-year-old boy and left a 16-year-old girl critically injured, their grieving Hudson Valley community is processing the tragedy while also supporting the families of the victims.  New Update: 17-Year-Old Boy Killed In Northern Westchester Crash Left 'Indelible Mark,' Family Says The crash happened on Friday, Dec. 15 around 8 p.m. on Albany Post Road (Route 9) in Cortlandt, when a 2012 Toyota Prius driving south sideswiped a Subaru Forester while illegally passing on the right shoulder and lost control…
Fatal Crash In Region: 17-Year-Old ID'd As Victim, Girl Critically Injured Fatal Crash In Region: 17-Year-Old ID'd As Victim, Girl Critically Injured
Fatal Crash In Region: 17-Year-Old ID'd As Victim, Girl Critically Injured A 17-year-old has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash in Northern Westchester in which a 16-year-old was critically injured. It happened around 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 on Albany Post Road (Route 9) in Cortlandt. According to New York State Police spokesman AJ Hicks, an iitial investigation revealed Putnam County resident and Haldane High School student Vladislav Saban, of Cold Spring, operating a 2012 Toyota Prius southbound sideswiped a Subaru Forester while passing illegally on the right shoulder.  Saban lost control of the vehicle, struck a utility pole, and then a tree.&…
20-Year-Old Airlifted To Hospital After Crash In Region Involving Dump Truck 20-Year-Old Airlifted To Hospital After Crash In Region Involving Dump Truck
20-Year-Old Airlifted To Hospital After Crash In Region Involving Dump Truck A 20-year-old woman was flown to a hospital following a Hudson Valley three-vehicle crash involving a dump truck that also injured a 59-year-old man, police said.   The incident happened in Putnam County on Monday, Oct. 9 around 9:10 a.m., when Putnam County Sheriff's deputies responded to the area of 3492 Route 9 in Philipstown for a three-vehicle crash.  According to the Sheriff's Office, arriving deputies determined that a 2017 Peterbilt dump truck driven by 65-year-old Cold Spring resident Joseph Pidala had been driving south on Route 9 before attempting to make a le…
Top Honors: These Schools In Region Recipients Of Prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award Top Honors: These Schools In Region Recipients Of Prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award
Top Honors: These Schools In Region Recipients Of Prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award When it comes to overall excellence, these New York schools are at the top of the class, and they have the hardware to prove it. Twenty-two schools in the Empire State are among just 353 across the country to receive the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award from the US Department of Education. The annual awards recognize high-performing public and non-public schools, as well as those making strides in closing “achievement gaps” among student groups. “Their leaders not only articulate a vision of excellence and hold everyone to high standards, they stay close to the real action of teachin…
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region The most potent winter storm of the season has resulted in scores of school closures and slippery travel conditions. Here's a look at some snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service and other sources on Tuesday morning, Feb. 28. If you don't see your town listed, post the total in a comment. New York Manhattan Central Park, 1.8  inches Nassau County Manhasset Hills, 3.5 inches Herricks, 3.5 inches Suffolk County Commack, 5 inches Centereach, 4.5 inches Mattituck, 4.5 inches Mount Sina, 4.5 inches Bridgehampton, 4.4 inches Rockland County Stony Point, 6.1 inc…
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.…
Man Accused Of Menacing 18-Year-Old Woman With Pistol After Crash In Area Man Accused Of Menacing 18-Year-Old Woman With Pistol After Crash In Area
Man Accused Of Menacing 18-Year-Old Woman With Pistol After Crash In Area A 52-year-old man is facing criminal charges after police said he brandished a gun following a car crash in the Hudson Valley. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened June 17 on Route 9D in the village of Cold Spring. According to investigators, an 18-year-old Cold Spring woman was driving south on Route 9D near the Breakneck Tunnel when she passed a vehicle in front of her. She was unable to get back into her lane in time and her driver’s side mirror struck the mirror of an oncoming vehicle being driven by a Beacon man, the sheriff's office said. The impact sent …
Stranded Hikers Rescued From Dangerous Terrain In Area Stranded Hikers Rescued From Dangerous Terrain In Area
Stranded Hikers Rescued From Dangerous Terrain In Area First responders in the Hudson Valley came to the rescue of hikers who found themselves trapped in a precarious position. In Putnam County, first responders from the Cold Spring and North Highlands fire departments were called to the Cornish Estate Trail in the Hudson Highlands State Preserve late on Saturday, March 19, where there were reports of three hikers who were stuck and unable to move. Officials said that a command post was set up at the base of the trail in Cold Spring, and the Orange County Rope Rescue Team was requested to the scene for assistance. Teams proceeded to enter the …
Popular Store In Area Up For Sale After Nearly 40 Years In Business Popular Store In Area Up For Sale After Nearly 40 Years In Business
Popular Store In Area Up For Sale After Nearly 40 Years In Business The owner of a successful Hudson Valley store that has been in business for decades has announced plans to close her store in the coming months. Leonora Burton, who has owned and run Putnam County staple The Country Goose in Cold Spring since the 1980s, is getting ready to embark upon her next adventure.  "The Country Goose and its truly amazing owner Leonora Burton are saying goodbye to Main Street Cold Spring soon," the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce said in a Facebook post on Sunday, Jan. 23."The spot is a tiny village in itself with its own community. Come visit if you haven’t alr…
Man Sentenced For Stealing $103,050 From Woman In Area Man Sentenced For Stealing $103,050 From Woman In Area
Man Sentenced For Stealing $103,050 From Woman In Area A career criminal from Long Island who was busted by undercover police officers after scamming an 85-year-old Hudson Valley woman out of more than $100,000 has been sentenced after being convicted by a jury on multiple charges, the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office announced. Suffolk County resident James Mcinerney, of Coram, was convicted following a jury trial of second-degree grand larceny, attempted grand larceny, and resisting arrest following a months-long scheme that saw him bilk a Cold Spring woman out of tens of thousands of dollars. On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Putnam County Distri…
Person On Tracks Hit By Train In Area, Officials Say Person On Tracks Hit By Train In Area, Officials Say
Person On Tracks Hit By Train In Area, Officials Say An MTA train hit a person on the tracks, causing a serious leg wound. According to the MTA, the incident took place around 11:35 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, when the southbound Croton-Harmon-bound train struck the person at the Breakneck Ridge station in Fishkill in Dutchess County. The person struck was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center with a reported leg injury.  Hudson Line service was initially suspended between Cold Spring and Beacon.  Service was delayed for a short time but resumed to full service by 2:11 a.m. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for u…
'Career Car Thief' Convicted By Jury In Area 'Career Car Thief' Convicted By Jury In Area
'Career Car Thief' Convicted By Jury In Area A “career car thief” who has been active for decades in the Hudson Valley may spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted by a jury, the District Attorney announced. Derek Sloane, who has a criminal history of stealing cars that dates back more than three decades, was convicted on Tuesday, Oct. 26 following a jury trial of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property following a daylight heist last year. Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy said that shortly after 3 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2020, Sloane stole a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado that was owned by a small bu…
These Ulster, Sullivan Locales Among 'Most Charming Small Towns' Near NYC These Ulster, Sullivan Locales Among 'Most Charming Small Towns' Near NYC
These Ulster, Sullivan Locales Among 'Most Charming Small Towns' Near NYC As New York turns the calendar to fall and many begin flocking away from the city and into the suburbs, several Hudson Valley communities have been named among the state’s “most charming” small towns. Purewow.com released a new report highlighting the top 16 small towns in New York that are all within a few hours from Manhattan and far less densely populated than the city as the country continues to contend with the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the new report, the Hudson Valley took up the majority of the list, with 10 locales making it to the top 16, including Tivoli in Dutchess County …
Metro-North To Start Upgrading Parking Lots At Three Hudson Valley Stations Metro-North To Start Upgrading Parking Lots At Three Hudson Valley Stations
Metro-North To Start Upgrading Parking Lots At Three Hudson Valley Stations Metro-North Railroad has announced a series of parking lot upgrades at three Hudson Valley stations. MTA said upgrades will be made at the stations in Putnam County -- in Cold Spring -- and Dutchess County -- in Beacon, and New Hamburg -- in August and September. MTA said temporary closures and parking restrictions will be necessary as work is underway to create better drainage and install new pavement and pavement markings. The Cold Spring parking lot will be closed for about a week beginning Monday, Aug. 16 while crews work on the area. MTA said the lot will be repaved with new asphalt. …
Man Accused Of Scamming Victim In Hudson Valley Of $100K Man Accused Of Scamming Victim In Hudson Valley Of $100K
Man Accused Of Scamming Victim In Hudson Valley Of $100K A Long Island man busted by undercover police officers attempting to scam an 85-year-old Hudson Valley woman out of more than $100,000 was convicted by a jury on multiple charges, the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office announced. Suffolk County resident James Mcinerney, of Coram, was convicted following a jury trial of second-degree grand larceny, attempted grand larceny, and resisting arrest following a months-long scheme that saw him bilk a Cold Spring woman out of tens of thousands of dollars. Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy said that between July 2018 and Decembe…
Former Teacher, Elected Official In Area Sentenced For Trying To Set Up Teen Sex Meeting Former Teacher, Elected Official In Area Sentenced For Trying To Set Up Teen Sex Meeting
Former Teacher, Elected Official In Area Sentenced For Trying To Set Up Teen Sex Meeting A former elected official and substitute teacher who once unsuccessfully ran for mayor of an area village will spend years behind bars after being sentenced for attempting to entice an underaged former student to engage in sexual activity. Putnam County resident Charles Hustis III, a former educator and village board member in Cold Spring, has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to the attempted receipt of child pornography from a former student. United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Audrey Strauss said that between Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, and …
Rare Virus Killing Deer In Area Rare Virus Killing Deer In Area
Rare Virus Killing Deer In Area Dozens of dead white-tailed deer found at separate locations in parts of the region are now being linked to a rare virus. After conducting tests, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)  confirmed that several white-tailed deer in the towns of Nelsonville and Cold Spring in Putnam County and near Goshen in Orange County died after contracting Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD).  EHD virus is carried by biting midges, small bugs often called no-see-ums or 'punkies,' according to the DEC. Once infected with EHD, deer usually die within 36 hours. The disea…
Psychological Thriller Filmed In Ulster County Debuts On Amazon Prime Psychological Thriller Filmed In Ulster County Debuts On Amazon Prime
Psychological Thriller Filmed In Ulster County Debuts On Amazon Prime Hudson Valley residents may recognize some set locations in a newly debuting Amazon Prime psychological thriller that was filmed in the region. Walden native Brian DiLorenzo, first-time director, and writer of “Myth,” a film released on Amazon Prime last week, highlights several spots in Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties which were filmed years ago, including several restaurants and homes in the area. Scenes shot in the region include locations at multiple restaurants in Montgomery and Maybrook, the Hudson Valley Mall, an overpass in Newburgh, and at residences in DiLorenzo’s native Walden…
Ulster Resident Charged With DWI In State Police Stop Ulster Resident Charged With DWI In State Police Stop
Ulster Resident Charged With DWI In State Police Stop Nearly three dozen area residents were arrested by New York State Police troopers in the Hudson Valley. Local residents charged include:  Westchester County On Friday, Dec. 20, State Police from Brewster arrested Michael A. Verella, 44, of Somers, for DWI. He was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of Southeast, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested. On Saturday, Dec. 21, State Police from East Fishkill arrested Maribel D. Polanco, 35, of Bedford, for Aggrav…
Former Village Board Member In Area Accused Of Trying To Set Up Teen Sex Meeting Former Village Board Member In Area Accused Of Trying To Set Up Teen Sex Meeting
Former Village Board Member In Area Accused Of Trying To Set Up Teen Sex Meeting A former elected official and teacher who ran for mayor in an area village this year is facing charges for allegedly attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. Charles Hustis III, a former teacher and village board member in Cold Spring, was arrested on Monday, Dec. 16, and charged with one count of attempted enticement of a minor after allegedly using social media to make contact with his teen victim earlier this month, according to U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. It is alleged that between Sunday, Dec. 8 and Monday, Dec. 16, Hustis, 36,…
Metro-North May Raise Parking Fees At Some Stations Metro-North May Raise Parking Fees At Some Stations
Metro-North May Raise Parking Fees At Some Stations Parking may be getting a bit costlier for Metro-North riders. The MTA is reviewing a proposal to increase fees at 25 station parking facilities that are controlled by the railroad. It would impact riders east of the Hudson River, including the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines. Permit holders for 16-hour parking would pay an average of $42.75 annually, approximately 12 cents a day. Customers who use daily meters will pay an average of $14.17 more monthly, with the meters increasing by 50 to 75 cents for 16-hour parking. The cost per month for having a second vehicle on the permit will go u…
Missing Area Man Found Missing Area Man Found
Missing Area Man Found Update: An 81-year-old man who went missing in the area has been found and is safe, authorities said. James Tangen, a vulnerable adult from Putnam County with dementia and diabetes who may be in need of medical attention, had last been seen on Bank Street in the village of Cold Spring in Putnam County at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21.  He was located in Southington, Connecticut on Tuesday evening, Oct. 22, the New York State Public Safety Department announced. Original report: An 81-year-old man has gone missing in the Hudson Valley and authorities are asking the public's help in locati…
Missing Area Man Found Missing Area Man Found
Missing Area Man Found Update: An 81-year-old man who went missing in the area has been found and is safe, authorities said. James Tangen, a vulnerable adult from Putnam County with dementia and diabetes who may be in need of medical attention, had last been seen on Bank Street in the village of Cold Spring in Putnam County at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21.  He was located in Southington, Connecticut on Tuesday evening, Oct. 22, the New York State Public Safety Department announced. Original report: An 81-year-old man has gone missing in the Hudson Valley and authorities are asking the public's help in locati…