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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…
These Westchester Beaches, Pools To Open: Here's When These Westchester Beaches, Pools To Open: Here's When
These Westchester Beaches, Pools To Open: Here's When As the temperatures get warmer, Westchester residents will soon be able to cool off at several county-owned beaches and pools that will soon open. Beginning on Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, Croton Point Beach in Croton-on-Hudson and Glen Island Beach in New Rochelle will open on a pre-season basis, Westchester County Parks announced.  Following this, both beaches will open on weekends and holidays only until Sunday, June 23. Glen Island Beach will then open daily and Croton Point Beach will open Wednesday through Sundays beginning on Saturday, June 29 through Monday, Sept. 2…
Mosquito Prevention: Officials Handing Out Free Dunks To Kill Larvae In White Plains Mosquito Prevention: Officials Handing Out Free Dunks To Kill Larvae In White Plains
Westchester Officials Handing Out Free Mosquito Dunks To help combat the spread of mosquitos in Westchester, officials will give out free dunks to residents meant to kill off larvae. On Friday, May 17 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the Westchester County Health Department will hand out free mosquito dunks for placing in bird baths, rain barrels, unused pools, lined ornamental ponds, and other areas with standing water. The dunks will be available at the Westchester County Department of Public Works in White Plains at 198 Lake St.  To kill mosquito, blackfly, and fungus gnat larvae, the dunks contain a bacterium called Bacillus Thu…
Police Issue Alert For 2 Missing Teens Who May Be In White Plains Area Police Issue Alert For 2 Missing Teens Who May Be In White Plains Area
Police Issue Alert For 2 Missing Teens Who May Be In White Plains Area Authorities are seeking help from the public in finding two teenagers who have been missing from Northern Westchester for several days. New, updated report - New Update: 2 Teen Girls Missing From Northern Westchester Found Safe In an announcement on Wednesday, May 15, the Yorktown Police Department and New York State Police said they are looking for 17-year-old Evelyn Jimenez and 15-year-old Violet Munroe, who have been missing since Sunday, May 12.  Both teens were last seen together in Peekskill but may also be in the area of White Plains, police said. New York State Police …
Bowman, Latimer Blame Each Other After Person Thrown To Ground Outside NY-16 Debate Bowman, Latimer Blame Each Other After Person Thrown To Ground Outside NY-16 Debate
Supporter Thrown To Ground Outside Latimer, Bowman Debate The campaigns of both Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman are blaming each other for an incident involving a supporter being thrown to the ground outside their first primary debate for New York's 16th District seat.  The incident happened before the candidates' debate on Monday, May 13 in White Plains, when a Bowman supporter approached Latimer, age 70, as he was walking into the building where the event was held. According to the Bowman campaign, the supporter was "violently thrown to the ground" while trying to ask Latimer a question.&nbs…
12 New Shops Coming To The Westchester In White Plains 12 New Shops Coming To The Westchester In White Plains
12 New Shops Coming To The Westchester In White Plains A dozen new stores and eateries are slated to open to shoppers at a busy mall in Westchester.  The 12 new businesses, which will be located at The Westchester in White Plains at 125 Westchester Ave., will open throughout 2024 beginning in the summer. The upcoming stores and eateries include:  Reformation, a global lifestyle brand that sells apparel and accessories merging vintage-inspired designs with eco-friendly business practices. The store will open in late summer/early fall and will be the brand's first location in the Tri-State Area outside New York City; Anthropologie, wh…
Opening Date Set For New Movie Theater In Westchester: Here's When Opening Date Set For New Movie Theater In Westchester: Here's When
Opening Date Set For New Apple Cinemas In White Plains An all-new movie theater in Westchester has revealed when film fans can begin enjoying the big screens.  A new Apple Cinemas location at the former Showcase Cinema de Lux site in the White Plains City Center at 237 Martine Ave. will open on Thursday, May 16 pending permit approvals, the Downtown White Plains Business Improvement District announced. Earlier Report - New Movie Theater Coming To White Plains On opening day, which will follow an invite-only ribbon-cutting event on Tuesday, May 14, visitors will get to enjoy the theater's reclining seats, self-serve popcorn …
Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including White Plains Store, After 100 Years In Business Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including White Plains Store, After 100 Years In Business
Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including White Plains Store, After 100 Years In Business The largest family-owned chain of musical instrument stores in the nation has announced it will be closing all its locations. Sam Ash Music was founded in 1924, has locations in more than a dozen states, and is headquartered on Long Island, in Hicksville. It currently has 27 stores, including five in New York (White Plains, Carle Place, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Forest Hills), two in New Jersey (in Springfield and Cherry Hill), two in Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia and King of Prussia), one in Connecticut (in New Haven), and one in Virginia (in Richmond). The Ash family made the announcemen…
Weight Loss Drugs Illegally Purchased On Social Media Sickens White Plains Woman, Feds Say Weight Loss Drugs Illegally Purchased On Social Media Sickens White Plains Woman, Feds Say
Weight Loss Drugs Illegally Purchased On Social Media Sickens White Plains Woman, Feds Say A wannabe social media influencer from New York hoping to cash in on the medication weight loss craze illegally sold Ozempic and other drugs on TikTok, sickening at least one victim, federal prosecutors allege. Long Island resident Isis Navarro Reyes, age 36, of Shirley, is named in a six-count indictment that was unsealed in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, May 1. Prosecutors allege that Reyes posted dozens of TikTok videos advertising and selling various misbranded and adulterated weight loss drugs, including Ozempic, Mesofrance, and Axcion, between November 2022 and January 2024. S…
Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme: Pair Of Former Execs At White Plains Company Sentenced Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme: Pair Of Former Execs At White Plains Company Sentenced
$8M Fraud Scheme: Execs At White Plains Company Sentenced Two former high-ranking executives have been sentenced for stealing millions of dollars from their employer in Westchester County through a fraudulent scheme involving sham companies and fake invoices. The two worked at OrthoNet, a healthcare claims processing company based in White Plains. Shawn Rains, age 57, of Le Bouscat, France, who was previously convicted of mail fraud conspiracy, mail fraud, and money laundering conspiracy after a two-week trial, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Northern Westchester resident Joseph Maharaj, age 42, of Goldens Bridge, had pl…
Police Conduct Rescue Training At Closed, Empty Mall In Westchester Police Conduct Rescue Training At Closed, Empty Mall In Westchester
Police Hold Training At White Plains' Closed Galleria Mall Although an empty mall in Westchester no longer serves shoppers, it did prove to be a perfect place for a police training exercise. The training was held by Westchester County Police at the shuttered Galleria Mall in White Plains. where the Emergency Service Unit honed their high-angle rope rescue skills, the department said on Saturday, April 27. Earlier Report - Former Galleria Mall To Be Converted To Mixed-Use Residential, Retail Space In White Plains During the exercise, officers simulated a rescue of a person who had fallen down an elevator shaft and a person who had fallen two s…
Blaze Breaks Out At Eatery In Westchester Blaze Breaks Out At Eatery In Westchester
Blaze Breaks Out At Kennedy's Fried Chicken In White Plains Firefighters raced to put out a blaze that broke out inside a fried chicken restaurant in Westchester. The blaze happened on Wednesday morning, April 24 at Kennedy's Fried Chicken in White Plains at 4 East Post Rd. (Route 22), according to the White Plains Fire Department. The fire did not end up being too severe, firefighters said. The cause of the blaze was not released. The department said the blaze highlighted the need for more staffing, as the city's call volume has increased.
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 …
17-Year-Old Stabs Teen In Chest During Fight At Westchester Gas Station: Police 17-Year-Old Stabs Teen In Chest During Fight At Westchester Gas Station: Police
17-Year-Old Stabs Teen At White Plains Gas Station: Police A 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a stabbing that happened at a gas station in Westchester, police announced. The teenager, whose name was not released, was arrested on Thursday, April 18 in connection with a stabbing that happened at a Mobil gas station in White Plains at 1237 Mamaroneck Ave. on Friday, April 5, White Plains Police announced.  According to the department, on the day of the incident at around 10:45 p.m., officers responded to the gas station for a reported stabbing and learned a victim had been taken to White Plains Hospital for treatment.  A…
Westchester City Councilman Filed Fraudulent Petitions During Election: DA Westchester City Councilman Filed Fraudulent Petitions During Election: DA
Westchester City Councilman Filed Fraudulent Petitions During Election: DA A city councilman in Northern Westchester faces criminal charges after filing petitions containing forged signatures during a primary election for a seat on the County Board of Legislators, officials announced.  Peekskill resident and Common Council member Robert Scott, age 44, was arrested after allegedly filing fraudulent petitions during the Democratic primary election for Westchester County Board of Legislators District 1 in June 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, April 17.  According to the DA's Office, on April 10, 2023,…
Meet Actor Chazz Palminteri During Special Event At His Westchester Eatery: Here's When Meet Actor Chazz Palminteri During Special Event At His Westchester Eatery: Here's When
Meet Chazz Palminteri During Event At White Plains Eatery Fans of famed actor Chazz Palminteri will have the chance to meet him and enjoy a fun-filled evening during a special event that will be held at the star's Westchester restaurant.  The 71-year-old Bedford resident, known for his roles in "A Bronx Tale" and "Bullets over Broadway," will be hosting a Cigar Night at his Chazz Palminteri Restaurant in White Plains at 264 Main St. on Wednesday, May 8 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. During the charity event, which will include appearances by Palminteri and his friends, those who attend will be able to enjoy an evening of "entertai…
New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester: Here's When New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester: Here's When
Leafology Cannabis Dispensary To Open In White Plains An all-new recreational cannabis dispensary will soon open its doors in Westchester.  The new dispensary, called Leafology and located in White Plains at 244 Main St., will hold a grand opening complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 19.  The ceremony will feature an appearance by White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach and will also include live music, donuts, a raffle, and the unveiling of custom artwork created by local artists Marla Beth Enowitz, Jasminia Otero, and Chris Rios.  Once it opens up shop, the dispensary will offer plenty of cannabis products in vari…
Reports Of Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Police Investigation In Westchester Neighborhood Reports Of Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Police Investigation In Westchester Neighborhood
Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Police Response In White Plains Police have released more information about an investigation in a Westchester neighborhood that was captured in a video posted online.  In an announcement on Wednesday, April 10, the White Plains Police Department said they were aware of a video posted on the Nextdoor platform by a resident of the Rosedale section of the city who filmed officers checking on car doors in the area.  The department explained that the investigation had been prompted by reports of a suspicious vehicle possibly stealing from cars.  However, the investigation ultimately determined that this "suspic…
Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police
Man Caught After Robbing White Plains CVS: Police Thanks to a witness's sharp eye, a 33-year-old man has been apprehended in connection with a robbery that took place at a CVS Pharmacy in Westchester, police announced.  The incident happened on Tuesday, April 10 just before 9:30 a.m., when a suspect robbed the CVS at 601 North Broadway (Route 22) in White Plains and allegedly threatened employees with a handgun, according to White Plains Police.  The suspect was able to flee in a car before officers arrived at the scene. An initial investigation at the CVS determined that the suspect had threatened employees with a handgun but ha…
New Poll Shows Latimer With Lead Over Bowman In Westchester Democratic Primary New Poll Shows Latimer With Lead Over Bowman In Westchester Democratic Primary
New Poll Shows Latimer With Lead Over Bowman In Westchester Democratic Primary A new poll is shining light on who may come out on top in the closely-watched race between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman for New York's 16th District seat. According to new findings from a poll conducted by The Mellman Group, Latimer, age 70, currently holds a 17-point lead over his opponent, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, age 48, the pro-Israel group DMFI PAC announced on Thursday, April 4. Related Report - Bowman/Latimer Westchester Primary Draws National Attention The new analysis was conducted by surveying 400 voters in the 16th District who represe…
Update: New Fire Chief Takes Helm Of Department In Westchester Update: New Fire Chief Takes Helm Of Department In Westchester
New White Plains Fire Chief Claudio Petriccione Sworn In A new fire chief is now leading a Westchester department following the retirement of his predecessor.  Temporary White Plains Fire Chief Claudio Petriccione was sworn in during a ceremony held on Thursday, April 4, White Plains Public Safety announced on Friday, April 5.  Petriccione's appointment to the position follows the retirement of his predecessor, Douglas McMath, who retired earlier in April after two and a half years as Chief.  Earlier Report - White Plains FD Chief Douglas McMath Retires After 3 Decades Petriccione has been with the department …
Nor'easter: Storm Causes Road Closures On Busy White Plains Road Nor'easter: Storm Causes Road Closures On Busy White Plains Road
Nor'easter: Storm Causes Road Closures On Busy White Plains Road Several heavily traveled roads in Westchester are blocked to traffic thanks to a powerful Nor'easter that battered the area.  Busy routes in municipalities such as Greenburgh, White Plains, and Mount Vernon experienced closures following a powerful storm that rocked the region with heavy rainfall and gusty winds, knocking down trees and power lines. One of the areas that experienced the most damage was South Central Avenue in Greenburgh, which was still closed between Mt. Joy Avenue and Old Army Road as of Thursday morning, April 4 as a result of a telephone pole that fell across …
White Plains Fire Chief Retires After 3 Decades White Plains Fire Chief Retires After 3 Decades
White Plains FD Chief Douglas McMath Retires After 3 Decades After over three decades serving his community, a Westchester fire chief is celebrating his retirement.  New, updated report - New White Plains Fire Chief Claudio Petriccione Sworn In White Plains Fire Department Chief Douglas McMath has retired from his position after two and a half years, the department announced on Tuesday, April 2. McMath's retirement marks the end of 31 years spend serving White Plains, according to fire officials. In a post on social media, the department said McMath "made great strides for this department by standing up for us when necessary, an…
New Movie Theater Coming To Westchester: Here's When It Will Open New Movie Theater Coming To Westchester: Here's When It Will Open
New Movie Theater Coming To White Plains Movie lovers, stay tuned — a new theater will soon be opening for business in Westchester. In an announcement on Tuesday, April 2, White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach revealed that Apple Cinemas has signed a lease for the former Showcase Cinema location at 237 Martine Ave.  The new theater is projected to open during the first week of May, Roach added. The former Showcase Cinema closed its doors in late October 2023 and had been the last theater in White Plains.  Earlier Report - Movie Theater To Permanently Close In White Plains: 'It Has Been Our Pleasure' Check back to …
Westchester Democratic Congressional Primary Draws National Attention Westchester Democratic Congressional Primary Draws National Attention
Bowman/Latimer Westchester Primary Draws National Attention As the New York Democratic primary election draws closer, the race for the state's 16th District seat between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Jamaal Bowman is attracting nationwide attention and exposing divisions within the party.  The race between Latimer, age 70, and Bowman, age 48, is exposing tensions within the Democratic Party that will likely come to a head as residents within the 16th District cast their votes in the primary election on Tuesday, June 25, primarily centered on the ongoing conflict between Gaza and Israel.  Earlier …
Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Trafficking In White Plains: Feds Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Trafficking In White Plains: Feds
Noncitizens Nabbed On Drug Charges In Hudson Valley Thirteen unlawfully present noncitizens caught in New York face drug trafficking and possession charges, including several who were apprehended in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island, officials said. The thirteen criminal noncitizens were apprehended following an effort by Enforcement and Removal Operations New York City Fugitive Operations officers conducted from Monday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 26, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced on Friday, March 29.  The defendants all face charges related to the trafficking or possession of methamphetamines, fent…
Major Water Main Break Affects Service Throughout Much Of White Plains Major Water Main Break Affects Service Throughout Much Of White Plains
Major Water Main Break Affects Service Throughout Much Of White Plains Officials are warning residents that they may encounter brown water following a major water main break that affected service throughout an entire city in Westchester.  The water break happened in the downtown area of White Plains on Wednesday, March 27 around 11:30 a.m., according to White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach.  The large break affected water service for residents throughout the city. Thanks to repairs from the city's Department of Public Works though, most service was restored by 1 p.m.  Emergency Alert - Water Main Break -03-27-2024- Update 1- The City has been in…
Blaze At White Plains Residence Displaces Several Residents Blaze At White Plains Residence Displaces Several Residents
Blaze At White Plains Residence Displaces Several Residents Several residents were displaced from their homes following a blaze at a Westchester residence.  The blaze happened in White Plains on Thursday afternoon, March 21, when flames ignited inside a room at a residence located at 131 South Broadway, according to the White Plains Fire Department.  Arriving crews took an aggressive approach to the fire to keep it in the room where it began and stop it from spreading to the attic space and upper floors.  Although firefighters had initially received reports that some residents were trapped inside, luckily, no one was found inside the…
Westchester Assistant Health Commissioner Charged After Filing False Financial Disclosure: DA Westchester Assistant Health Commissioner Charged After Filing False Financial Disclosure: DA
Westchester Assistant Health Commissioner Charged After Filing False Financial Disclosure: DA A Westchester County Department of Health Assistant Commissioner faces criminal charges after failing to disclose over $95,000 in income to the county's Board of Ethics, officials announced. South Salem resident Peter DeLucia, age 54, was arrested on Wednesday, March 20, and charged with three felony counts, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, as part of his job with the county, DeLucia was required to file Annual Statements of Financial Disclosure with the Westchester County Board of Ethics that disclosed the source and…
Man Caught In Possession Of 4 Ghost Guns After Search In White Plains: Police Man Caught In Possession Of 4 Ghost Guns After Search In White Plains: Police
Man Caught In Possession Of 4 Ghost Guns After Search In White Plains: Police A 38-year-old Westchester man faces weapons charges after authorities seized several ghost guns and a 3D printer used to manufacture them that had been in his possession, police announced.   White Plains resident Robert Hennes III of Martine Avenue was arrested following a search conducted by Westchester County Police on Friday, March 15, the department announced on Monday, March 18.  According to authorities, the search warrant was executed in White Plains following an investigation conducted by the department's Narcotics Unit.  During the search, authorities seized fo…
Update: Man Nabbed In Car Covered With Hate Speech In White Plains Gets More Charges, DA Says Update: Man Nabbed In Car Covered With Hate Speech In White Plains Gets More Charges, DA Says
Update: Man Nabbed In Car Covered With Hate Speech In White Plains Gets More Charges, DA Says A 47-year-old man who was apprehended after driving a vehicle covered in hate speech and swastikas in Westchester now faces a heap of illegal weapons possession charges, officials announced.  Elmsford resident Hani Saleh was arraigned in Westchester County Court on Friday, March 8 on an indictment for several illegal weapons possession charges, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday, March 12.  Saleh was originally arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 25 after he was caught driving around White Plains in a car covered in writing and images, including ne…