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Ossining, NY

Popular Eatery Chain To Open Third Location On Westchester Riverfront: Here's When Popular Eatery Chain To Open Third Location On Westchester Riverfront: Here's When
Popular Eatery Chain To Open Third Location On Westchester Riverfront: Here's When A successful eatery chain specializing in old-fashioned custard-based ice cream will soon hold a grand opening in Northern Westchester for its third location.  On Thursday, May 16, Penny Lick Ice Cream Company will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its all-new location in Ossining at the Gourdine Kiosk at Henry Gourdine Park at 1A Westerly Rd.  During the ceremony, which will begin at 2:30 p.m., the new dessert shop will celebrate with scoops of its ice cream and sorbets, which are all peanut, tree nut, and sesame-free.  The new Ossining location will be the company's third…
Man Dies At Hospital After Blaze At Westchester Home Man Dies At Hospital After Blaze At Westchester Home
Man Dies At Hospital After Blaze At Westchester Home A man died at a hospital following a fire at a residence in Northern Westchester. The blaze happened on Tuesday, May 7 in Ossining in the area of Liberty Street and Spring Street, where a multi-floor residence went up in flames, according to Ossining Police. Arriving fire crews from Ossining and Croton-on-Hudson soon began working to put the blaze out.  During a search of the home, a man was found on the second floor and removed to awaiting first responders outside the residence, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department. However, the man later died at a nearby hospital. His…
Car Rolls Over, Knocks Down Pole, Wires On Busy Westchester Road Car Rolls Over, Knocks Down Pole, Wires On Busy Westchester Road
Car Rolls Over, Knocks Down Pole, Wires On Busy Westchester Road A busy Northern Westchester road was temporarily closed after a vehicle rolled over and crashed into a pole, knocking down wires and a transformer.  The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, when a vehicle flipped and crashed into a pole on Somerstown Road (Route 133) near the Millwood and Ossining border, according to the Millwood Fire Department.  Arriving fire crews soon discovered that the pole had snapped and wires and a transformer were blocking the roadway. They also found that the driver was able to get out of the vehicle on their own.  Crews then clos…
Duo Nabbed At CVS After Shoplifting From Westchester Businesses: Police Duo Nabbed At CVS After Shoplifting From Westchester Businesses: Police
Duo Nabbed At CVS After Shoplifting From Westchester Businesses: Police Two people face grand larceny charges after they were caught in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy with stolen items from Northern Westchester businesses, police said. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Thursday, April 25, when Yorktown Police reported that two shoplifting suspects had fled the town and may have been connected to other thefts in the area.  Later in the day, detectives in Putnam County from the Carmel Police Department saw the suspects' vehicle in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy in Mahopac at 100 East Lake Blvd. (Route 6). After an investigation, the duo was arr…
Beloved Former Fire Chief From Westchester Dies At 68 Beloved Former Fire Chief From Westchester Dies At 68
Beloved Former Fire Chief From Westchester Dies At 68 A former fire chief from Northern Westchester who dedicated most of his life to his department is remembered for always helping his community.  Longtime Ossining resident Raymond Lips, the former chief of the Millwood Fire Department and life member, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, April 9 at the age of 68, according to his obituary.  Born in 1955, Lips graduated from Ossining High School in 1973 and earned an Associate's Degree from Westchester Community College before joining Otto A. Lips Electric, the family business.  In addition to his career, Lips was a lifelong …
Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Westchester, DA Says Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Westchester, DA Says
Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Westchester, DA Says Three men face charges after burglarizing the Northern Westchester home of an Asian business owner, including one suspect accused of a hate crime, officials announced.  The trio, who all live in Queens, were indicted in connection with a September 2023 burglary at an  Ossining residence, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, April 10.  According to the DA's Office, on Friday, Sept. 29 around 12:20 p.m., the three defendants broke into the Ossining home of a local business owner who is Asian. The trio then allegedly stole designer handbags f…
Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson To Hold Event In Westchester Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson To Hold Event In Westchester
Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson To Hold Event In Westchester Presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson will soon be making a stop at an independent bookstore in Northern Westchester. Williamson, age 71, who is currently running for president as a Democrat, will visit Hudson Valley Books for Humanity in Ossining on Friday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.  During the event at the bookstore, located within the Historic Olive Opera House at 67 Central Ave., Williamson will take the stage for an informal book signing and will also give her perspective on the country's current state. Following this, she will take questions from the audience as well.  …
Village Seeks $20M To Help Fix 'Outdated, Dilapidated' Main Route In Westchester Village Seeks $20M To Help Fix 'Outdated, Dilapidated' Main Route In Westchester
Village Seeks $20M To Help Fix 'Outdated, Dilapidated' Main Route In Westchester A village in Northern Westchester is urging state officials to allocate $20 million toward designing improvements for a busy main route that has fallen into disrepair.  In an announcement on Thursday, March 21, Briarcliff Manor village officials urged New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and the State Assembly to allocate $20 million in the new state budget for the preliminary design of improvements for Route 9A, which they say is "outdated and dilapidated."  The request follows the completion of a yearlong study into Route 9A conducted by the New York State Department of Transportation. I…
Update: Westchester Man Missing For Months From Found Dead, Family Says Update: Westchester Man Missing For Months From Found Dead, Family Says
Update: Westchester Man Missing For Months From Found Dead, Family Says The family of a man who was found dead after going missing from Northern Westchester for several months is asking for help from community members for his funeral expenses.  Jose Fernando Palta, who was missing from the Ossining area since Sunday night, Dec. 17, was found dead on Saturday, March 16, according to his cousin, Rosa Angelica.  Earlier Report - Alert Issued For Person Missing For Several Days In Ossining In the days since Palta was found, Angelica has started a GoFundMe fundraising page to collect donations to go toward his funeral expenses.  The …
New Chief Sworn In By Police Department In Westchester: 'I Am Honored' New Chief Sworn In By Police Department In Westchester: 'I Am Honored'
New Chief Sworn In By Police Department In Westchester: 'I Am Honored' A police department in Northern Westchester has sworn in its new chief.  The Ossining Police Department provisionally appointed Aaron Zimmerman as its new chief in a swearing-in ceremony held on Wednesday evening, March 13, village officials announced.  Zimmerman replaces Interim Chief Brendan Donohue, who took the role following Chief Kevin Sylvester's retirement in December and will now serve as a captain.  Earlier Report - Ossining Police Department Names Interim Leader After Chief's Retirement A 20-year veteran of the department, Zimmerman previously serv…
2 HS Students From Westchester Place In Top 10 Of Prestigious Regeneron Competition 2 HS Students From Westchester Place In Top 10 Of Prestigious Regeneron Competition
2 HS Students From Westchester Place In Top 10 Of Prestigious Regeneron Competition Two high school students from Westchester won top awards and took home tens of thousands of dollars in the country’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.  The two 17-year-old students, Ossining resident Thomas Cong and Irvington resident Christopher Zorn, placed No. 2 and No. 6 in the 2024 Regeneron Science Talent Search, respectively, the Society for Science announced on Tuesday, March 12.  In addition to placing in the top 10 in the prestigious competition, Cong took home $175,000, while Zorn took home $80,000 as part of their awards.…
Dog Dies After Basement Blaze At Westchester Residence Dog Dies After Basement Blaze At Westchester Residence
Dog Dies After Basement Blaze At Westchester Residence A dog died following a blaze that began in the basement of a Northern Westchester home, firefighters said. The fire began on Thursday, March 7 just before 10:30 a.m. at a residence in Ossining on Somerstown Road, according to the Millwood Fire Department. Arriving crews soon found smoke coming out of the house and forced their way in, discovering that the main body of the fire was contained in the basement. Firefighters then stretched a hose line into the home and began aggressively extinguishing the blaze, getting it under control within an hour.  During a search of the residence, a …
Drunk Man Nabbed After Driving Into Oncoming Traffic In Westchester: Police Drunk Man Nabbed After Driving Into Oncoming Traffic In Westchester: Police
Drunk Man Nabbed After Driving Into Oncoming Traffic In Westchester: Police A 26-year-old drunk driver faces charges following a Northern Westchester crash, police announced. Ossining resident Jorge Guaman was arrested on Saturday, March 2 following a crash in Yorktown on Route 100 in the area of Route 134 that happened just before 6:30 a.m., Yorktown Police announced on Wednesday, March 6. According to police, responding officers began investigating the collision and determined that Guaman had been driving while intoxicated with no license before crossing over the double yellow line into oncoming traffic.  Guaman was then arrested and taken to Westchest…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
Beloved Retired Police Sergeant From Westchester Dies: 'Steadfast Patriarch' Beloved Retired Police Sergeant From Westchester Dies: 'Steadfast Patriarch'
Beloved Retired Police Sergeant From Westchester Dies: 'Steadfast Patriarch' A community in Northern Westchester is mourning the loss of a beloved former police sergeant who left quite a lasting impact.  Retired Ossining Police Sergeant Richard Parthemore Sr. died in Florida on Monday morning, Jan. 29, the department announced on social media.  Parthemore joined the Village of Ossining Police Department in 1968 and dedicated himself to serving his community until he retired from the Town of Ossining Police Department decades later in 1988.  Serving Ossining ran in Parthemore's family, as his brother, Jeffery, and son, Richard Part…
Unique Fixer-Upper: $2.9M Abercrombie Castle Up For Sale In Westchester Unique Fixer-Upper: $2.9M Abercrombie Castle Up For Sale In Westchester
Unique Fixer-Upper: $2.9M Abercrombie Castle Up For Sale In Westchester If you're looking for your next big project and have millions of dollars to spend, consider investing in a castle located on a nearly 50-acre property in Northern Westchester in need of some serious renovations.  The castle, located on a 49.6-acre property in Ossining at 249 Croton Dam Rd., was built in 1927 by David T. Abercrombie, who was one of the founders of the popular clothing brand Abercrombie & Fitch, and is now up for sale for $2.9 million. According to the property's Zillow listing, the castle was designed by Abercrombie's architect wife, Lucy Abbot C…
Police Department In Westchester Names Interim Leader After Chief's Retirement Police Department In Westchester Names Interim Leader After Chief's Retirement
Police Department In Westchester Names Interim Leader After Chief's Retirement Weeks after their longtime chief announced his retirement, a police department in Northern Westchester has sworn in his interim replacement.  On Wednesday night, Dec. 20, the Ossining Police Department swore in Captain Brendan Donohue as interim Chief of Police, the department announced.  Donohue takes over for former Chief Kevin Sylvester, who announced his retirement on Thursday, Dec. 7 after more than two decades with the department. He will serve until the Ossining Village Board decides who will permanently replace Sylvester.  Earlier Report - O…
Alert Issued For Person Missing For Several Days In Westchester Alert Issued For Person Missing For Several Days In Westchester
Alert Issued For Person Missing For Several Days In Westchester Town officials in Northern Westchester are asking residents to be on the lookout for a person who has been missing for several days. Jose Fernando Palta has been missing since Sunday night, Dec 17, according to a Facebook post that was re-shared by Ossining town officials on Tuesday night, Dec. 19.  Palta was last seen near the Hudson River, his family said.  Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 845-200-9017. Click the Facebook icon below to share this story.  Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Lottery Ticket Worth Over $30K Sold At Deli In Westchester Lottery Ticket Worth Over $30K Sold At Deli In Westchester
Lottery Ticket Worth Over $30K Sold At Deli In Westchester A lucky lottery player took home a large sum of cash after buying a top-prize-winning ticket at a market and deli in Northern Westchester.  The winning Take 5 ticket, worth $30,778, was sold for the drawing on Sunday evening, Dec. 3, New York Lottery officials announced.  The ticket was bought in Ossining at the South Side Mini Market & Deli located at 256 Spring St.  For those who want to try their hand at winning, Take 5 drawings are televised twice a day at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Those who win have up to a year to claim their prize. 
Police Chief Announces Retirement In Westchester: 'I Am So Proud' Police Chief Announces Retirement In Westchester: 'I Am So Proud'
Police Chief Announces Retirement In Westchester: 'I Am So Proud' A popular police chief in Northern Westchester has announced that he will be retiring from his position after more than two decades with his department.  Ossining Police Chief Kevin Sylvester announced his retirement from the department on Thursday, Dec. 7, which will become effective on Sunday, Dec. 31.  New, updated report - Ossining Police Department Names Interim Leader After Chief's Retirement In his announcement on social media, Sylvester said that his time as chief had been an "awesome ride."  "Every chief likes to stand up and say that they’ve got the…
Man Sexually Assaults 2 Children In Westchester: Here's His Sentence Man Sexually Assaults 2 Children In Westchester: Here's His Sentence
Man Sexually Assaults 2 Children In Westchester: Here's His Sentence A 48-year-old man with a previous child molestation conviction will spend decades in prison for sexually assaulting two children in Northern Westchester over several years and sending explicit photos to a third.  Bedford resident Felix Barahona Rosales, age 48, was sentenced to 34 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting two children numerous times as well as sending explicit photos to a third victim, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Tuesday, Nov. 28.  According to Rocah's office, Rosales's conduct began when both sexual assault…
Stolen Ambulette Drives Wrong Way, Crashes Into Cop Cruisers In Westchester: Police Stolen Ambulette Drives Wrong Way, Crashes Into Cop Cruisers In Westchester: Police
Stolen Ambulette Drives Wrong Way, Crashes Into Cop Cruisers In Westchester: Police Two people face charges after driving a stolen ambulette the wrong way on several parkways in Northern Westchester before eventually crashing into police cars, authorities said. The incident began on Wednesday morning, Nov. 22 when a stolen ambulette was found in Ossining on Route 9 near Snowden Avenue, according to Ossining Police.  Authorities then tried to pull the vehicle over, but it kept driving and eventually entered the Taconic State Parkway where it began traveling in the wrong direction, police said.  Because an Ossining Police sergeant decided that too many people woul…
Duo Nabbed For Smuggling Contraband Into Westchester Prison For Money: DA Duo Nabbed For Smuggling Contraband Into Westchester Prison For Money: DA
Duo Nabbed For Smuggling Contraband Into Westchester Prison For Money: DA Two men, including a correction officer, are accused of working to smuggle contraband into a Northern Westchester prison in exchange for payment, officials announced.  The suspects, Irvington resident Jose Estevez-Luciano, age 33, and Sleepy Hollow resident Francis De La Cruz, age 24, both face charges related to their alleged scheme to smuggle contraband into Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, Nov. 2.  According to the DA's Office, both men participated in their scheme between Thursday, O…
Westchester Farm Plans Move To Cheaper Properties: 'Time To Dream Big' Westchester Farm Plans Move To Cheaper Properties: 'Time To Dream Big'
Westchester Farm Plans Move To Cheaper Properties: 'Time To Dream Big' A popular farm in Northern Westchester is asking community members for support as it plans a relocation to two nearby properties that will make it more affordable for the business to run. Fable: From Farm to Table, a farm currently located in Ossining at 1311 Kitchawan Rd., will be closing in mid-November 2023 to begin its relocation process to new properties, owners Tom and Kristin Deacon announced on their website.  The farm, which has been located in Ossining for eight years, is known for growing healthy, pesticide-free food. Although the business found success during the …
Beloved Gift Shop, Pharmacy Owner From Westchester Dies: 'Wonderful Person' Beloved Gift Shop, Pharmacy Owner From Westchester Dies: 'Wonderful Person'
Beloved Gift Shop, Pharmacy Owner From Westchester Dies: 'Wonderful Person' A business owner who was well-known in Northern Westchester is being remembered for always coming to the aid of those in need.  Ossining resident Dolores Frustace, also known as "Miss Dee," died on Sunday, Oct. 15 at the age of 80, according to her obituary.  Over the years, Frustace became a fixture of her community by owning her gift shop, “The Village Emporium," located on Main Street. She also later co-owned the Hudson Pharmacy in downtown Ossining, her obituary said. Her loved ones remembered her as someone who was quick to help others.  "Dee was a wonde…
Latest Update: Suspect Caught In Chase By Mansion In Tarrytown, 2 Still At Large, Police Say Latest Update: Suspect Caught In Chase By Mansion In Tarrytown, 2 Still At Large, Police Say
Latest Update: Suspect Caught In Chase By Mansion In Tarrytown, 2 Still At Large, 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 …
Person Struck, Killed By Train In Westchester Person Struck, Killed By Train In Westchester
Person Struck, Killed By Train In Westchester One person was killed after "coming in contact" with a train in Northern Westchester. The incident occurred in Ossining, around 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, according to Jen Flanagan, spokesperson for Amtrak. Flanagan said the person, who has not yet been identified, was trespassing on the track in the area of Metro North MP 31 on the Hudson Line. There were no reported injuries to the 97 passengers or crew members onboard the train. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department is the lead agency.  The train was delayed for approximately three and a half hours. This is …
26-Year-Old Accused Of Raping Juvenile Victim In Westchester: Police 26-Year-Old Accused Of Raping Juvenile Victim In Westchester: Police
26-Year-Old Accused Of Raping Juvenile Victim In Westchester: Police A 26-year-old faces charges after allegedly raping a juvenile victim in Westchester, police said. Ossining resident Filormo Rolando Paucay-Zhingri, age 26, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 20 on a rape charge following a four-month investigation, Greenburgh Police announced.  Paucay-Zhingri was charged with first-degree rape of a juvenile and arraigned in Greenburgh Town Court before being taken to Westchester County Jail.  The Westchester County Forensic Laboratory and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Special Prosecution Division also helped with the investigat…
New Update: Flood, Storm Damage Funds Available To Westchester County Homeowners New Update: Flood, Storm Damage Funds Available To Westchester County Homeowners
New Update: Flood, Storm Damage Funds Available To Westchester County Homeowners Some $3 million in emergency assistance will be made available to eligible homeowners in the Hudson Valley impacted by flooding and recent storm damage. Earlier report - $3M In Flood Relief Funds Set Aside For Hudson Valley Homeowners: Here's Who's Eligible Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Wednesday, Aug. 9, the funds will provide emergency repair grants to homeowners who suffered damage to their primary residences in Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties. This funding is in addition to the $3 million announced by Hochul last month to assist homeowners affected by historic f…
Hudson Valley Top Cop Named President Of State Police Chief's Association Hudson Valley Top Cop Named President Of State Police Chief's Association
Hudson Valley Top Cop Named President Of State Police Chief's Association A popular Hudson Valley police chief has been named President of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police. Joseph A. Sinagra of the Saugerties PD in Ulster County was sworn in during the annual conference in Albany. He succeeds Chief Kevin Sylvester of the Ossining PD. Sinagra previously served on both the Board of Governors and the executive board of the NYSACOP. He also served as a Zone 5 representative for NYSACOP and is past president of the Mid-Hudson Chiefs of Police, and Ulster County Police Chiefs Association. Sinagra was sworn in on Monday, July 17 as th…
Beloved Mother From Westchester Dies At Age 51 Beloved Mother From Westchester Dies At Age 51
Beloved Mother From Westchester Dies At Age 51 A beloved home health care aide and mother from Northern Westchester is being remembered for her willingness to care for those most in need in addition to her joyful nature.  Ossining native Annette Perez died on Wednesday, July 19 at the age of 51 after a battle with cancer, according to her obituary.  Born in Valhalla in 1971, Perez graduated from Ossining High School and went on to work with Atria Senior Assisted Living, where she helped those who needed assistance most.  She also eventually became a home health care aide, which is what she loved to do most of all, h…