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$26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Westchester $26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Westchester
$26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Westchester Work has started on a $26.1 million flood mitigation project in Northern Westchester just east of the Hudson River. The project will elevate the Annsville Circle as well as a half-mile stretch along Route 6/Route 202 in the town of Cortlandt, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Monday, July 15. “Last July, dozens of state roads in the Hudson Valley were affected by one of the most intense and devastating storms in years, causing mass flooding and road closures, and overwhelming communities,” Hochul said. “Resilient infrastructure is necessary to ensure public safety, and this project in Wes…
Westchester Toddler Killed After Being Struck By SUV Westchester Toddler Killed After Being Struck By SUV
Westchester Toddler Killed After Being Struck By SUV A 3-year-old girl from Westchester was killed after being struck by an SUV while crossing the street in New York City. The incident happened just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 in Manhattan at West 135th Street and Lenox Avenue, outside of Harlem Hospital. According to ABC 7, The driver of the Nissan SUV attempted to take the toddler by foot to the hospital, but she was pronounced dead. She has been identified as Jaynelyse Valdez of New Rochelle. Her 2-year-old brother sustained minor injuries, ABC 7 reported. Click here to read the ABC 7 report.
Traffic Light To Replace 'Confusing' Blinking Signal At Westchester Intersection Near School Traffic Light To Replace 'Confusing' Blinking Signal At Westchester Intersection Near School
Traffic Light To Replace 'Confusing' Blinking Signal At Westchester Intersection Near School A new traffic light has been approved to increase safety at a busy Westchester intersection that countless parents and students cross on their way to school.  The new traffic signal will replace a "confusing" blinking light at the intersection of Ardsley Road and Fort Hill Road in Greenburgh, which many people cross while on their way to the nearby Greenville Elementary School, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said on Thursday, July 11.  "Cars stopping at one of four locations don’t always know when to allow motorists at the other corners to proceed," Feiner explained, adding, "I have …
Westchester Road Where Mother, Son Were Killed By Bus Has 3 Times State Average Of Crashes Westchester Road Where Mother, Son Were Killed By Bus Has 3 Times State Average Of Crashes
Westchester Road Where Mother, Son Were Killed By Bus Has 3 Times State Average Of Crashes The stretch of road in Westchester where a mother and her young son were fatally struck by a school bus has seen three times the statewide average of crashes over the last decade, according to a new report.  The data was revealed in a report compiled for the Village of Mamaroneck's Traffic Commission by the AKRF, Inc. consultant company in response to the deaths of Mamaroneck residents Molly Murphy Donovan, age 43, and her 6-year-old son, Michael Donovan Volpe on Thursday, June 20. At around 8:30 a.m. on the day of the crash, the mother and son were struck by a school bu…
Funeral Services Held For Boy, Mother Fatally Struck By Bus In Westchester Funeral Services Held For Boy, Mother Fatally Struck By Bus In Westchester
Funeral Services Held For Boy, Mother Fatally Struck By Bus In Westchester Community members came together to honor the memory of a 6-year-old boy and his mother who were killed while walking to a Westchester school.  A funeral Mass was held on Friday morning, June 28 at the St. Augustine Church in Larchmont for Mamaroneck residents Michael Donovan Volpe, age 6, and his mother, 43-year-old Molly Murphey Donovan, who were both killed on Thursday, June 20 after being struck by a school bus while walking to the Mamaroneck Avenue School.  Earlier Report - New Update: IDs Released Of Mother, Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In…
New Update: IDs Released Of Mother, Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In Westchester New Update: IDs Released Of Mother, Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In Westchester
New Update: IDs Released Of Mother, Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In Westchester The names of a kindergarten student and his mother who were fatally struck by a bus while walking to a Westchester school have been released by police. Mamaroneck resident Molly Murphy Donovan, age 43, and her 6-year-old son, Michael Donovan Volpe, were killed in a crash in in Mamaroneck on Thursday, June 20 around 8:30 a.m. They were struck by a school bus at the intersection of New Street and Mamaroneck Avenue, the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department announced on Friday, June 21.  Earlier Report - Latest Update: Kindergarten Student, Mother Both Fatally Struck Near M…
Community Calls For Safety Improvements After Mother, Child Killed In Westchester Bus Crash Community Calls For Safety Improvements After Mother, Child Killed In Westchester Bus Crash
Community Calls For Safety Improvements After Mother, Child Killed In Westchester Bus Crash A petition calling for enhanced safety measures for pedestrians has collected thousands of signatures following a fatal bus crash in Westchester that left a kindergarten student and his mother dead. New, updated report - New Update: IDs Released Of Mother, Child Fatally Struck By School Bus In Mamaroneck The petition, created by the Mamaroneck Avenue School community, follows a crash on Thursday morning, June 20 at around 8:30 a.m., when the student and his mother were struck by a school bus at the intersection of New Street and Mamaroneck Avenue, according to the Village of Mamaroneck…
Bard Grad Killed On Sidewalk In Hudson Valley Hours After Commencement, Police Say Bard Grad Killed On Sidewalk In Hudson Valley Hours After Commencement, Police Say
Bard Grad Killed On Sidewalk In Hudson Valley Hours After Commencement, Police Say This story has been updated. A much beloved and soft-spoken Bard graduate was hit and killed on a Hudson Valley sidewalk hours after commencement. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 10:30 p.m., Saturday, May 25, on North Broadway (Route 9) in Red Hook. According to Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, Linh Hong Nguyen, age 25, of Red Hook, was killed when a 2017 Ford Fusion traveling southbound on Broadway left the roadway and struck Nguyen on the sidewalk.  Nguyen was pronounced dead at the scene, and the vehicle operato…
Sewer Break Causes Emergency Closure Along Busy Westchester Road Sewer Break Causes Emergency Closure Along Busy Westchester Road
Sewer Break Causes Emergency Closure Along Busy Westchester Road A sewer break has caused a closure along a busy Westchester road as crews complete emergency construction work.  New, updated report - Sewer Break Along Westchester Road Could Take Up To Few Months To Repair The sidewalk in front of 100 East Hartsdale Ave. in Greenburgh is currently closed to pedestrian traffic as the result of a sewer break, Greenburgh Police announced on Tuesday, May 28 around 12:30 p.m.  As the closure continues, pedestrians should instead cross to the northern side of the road using the crosswalk at Lewis Avenue and return to the south side by using the …
Woman Critically Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle In Westchester Woman Critically Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle In Westchester
Woman Critical After Being Hit By Vehicle In Yonkers A woman is currently in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in Westchester.  The incident happened on Sunday, May 12 just before noon, when a 75-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the area of 772 Palisade Ave. in Yonkers, which is near the Foodtown Express grocery store, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio. The woman suffered several serious injuries and is now in critical condition at an area hospital.  The driver of the vehicle that struck her stayed at the scene of the crash. The investigation into the incident is stil…
Sidewalk Construction To Impact Traffic Around School In Westchester For Months Sidewalk Construction To Impact Traffic Around School In Westchester For Months
Sidewalk Construction To Impact Traffic Around School In Westchester For Months A sidewalk construction project meant to improve students' commutes will impact traffic around a Westchester elementary school for months, officials said. The project, which is set to begin the week of Monday, May 6, will construct a sidewalk along Fair Street and Juniper Hill Road leading to the Lee Jackson School in Greenburgh, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said. The project resulted from students' desire for a safer walk to the school, Feiner added.  Construction is set to cause traffic delays on Juniper Hill Road through the rest of the school year and is expected to be completed by…
14-Year-Old Struck By Vehicle At Westchester Intersection 14-Year-Old Struck By Vehicle At Westchester Intersection
14-Year-Old Struck By Vehicle At Yonkers Intersection A 14-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was hit by a vehicle at a Westchester intersection.  The incident happened on Friday, May 3 just after 2:30 p.m., when a child was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Alder Street and Spruce Street in Yonkers, Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio said.  According to DiDomizio, an investigation determined that the boy ran out into traffic before being hit. He suffered a broken left leg and was taken to a nearby hospital where he is now in stable condition.  The driver of the vehicle was found to have a learner's permi…
21-Year-Old Man Killed In Yonkers Hit-Run: Police Investigating 21-Year-Old Man Killed In Yonkers Hit-Run: Police Investigating
21-Year-Old Man Killed In Yonkers Hit-Run: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating after a 21-year-old man was killed in a Westchester hit-run, police announced. New, updated report - New Update: Teen Nabbed After Fatally Striking Victim In Yonkers Hit-Run, Police Say The incident happened on Monday, March 25 around 4 p.m., when a pedestrian was struck in Yonkers in the area of 632 Van Cortlandt Park Ave. Arriving first responders found a severely injured 21-year-old man and began providing him medical attention before taking him to a nearby hospital, where he later died, according to Yonkers Police. The identity of the victim ha…
Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Dobbs Ferry Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Dobbs Ferry
Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Dobbs Ferry Community members are coming together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help a 16-year-old boy who was seriously injured while crossing a busy intersection in Westchester. The outpouring of support was prompted by an incident on Monday, March 4 at around 7:45 p.m., when 16-year-old Jacob Klugerman was struck by a cab while crossing the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry at the Lawrence Street intersection.  Earlier Report - 16-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Cab On Parkway In Dobbs Ferry   Klugerman a high school sophomore from…
Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Dobbs Ferry Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Dobbs Ferry
Over 1K Residents Sign Petition To Make Intersection Safer After Teen Struck In Dobbs Ferry Hundreds of people are calling for safety improvements to be made at a busy Westchester intersection after a 16-year-old boy was seriously injured while trying to cross it.  New, updated report - Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Dobbs Ferry As of Thursday, March 14, around 1,100 had signed a petition calling for safety improvements at the pedestrian crossing on the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry at the Lawrence Street intersection. The petition was started after a 16-year-old boy was hit by a cab while trying to cross t…
Man Taken To Hospital After Being Struck By Car In Yonkers Man Taken To Hospital After Being Struck By Car In Yonkers
Man Taken To Hospital After Being Struck By Car In Yonkers A man was injured after being hit by a vehicle at a busy intersection in Westchester. The incident happened on Thursday, March 14 around midnight, when a pedestrian was struck in Yonkers in the area of Central Park Avenue and Clark Street, according to Yonkers Police Sgt. Robert Spink.  Arriving police found a 65-year-old man with an injury to his left ankle that he had sustained after being hit while crossing the road. The driver who struck him remained at the scene and met with police.  No charges were filed in the crash, Spink said. The pedestrian was taken to a nearby h…
New Update: ID Released Of Man Hit, Killed On Parkway In Westchester New Update: ID Released Of Man Hit, Killed On Parkway In Westchester
New Update: ID Released Of Man Hit, Killed On Parkway In Westchester Police have released the identity of a 58-year-old man who was fatally struck while walking on a parkway in Westchester. Patrocinio Coronado-Miranda, who was homeless at the time of his death, was killed following an incident on Thursday, March 7 just after 7:45 p.m., when he was struck by a vehicle while walking in one of the southbound lanes of the Bronx River Parkway in White Plains just south of Main Street, according to Westchester County Police Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary. Earlier Report - Man Hit, Killed While Walking On Bronx River Parkway In White Plains Corona…
15-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck While Crossing Road In Yonkers 15-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck While Crossing Road In Yonkers
15-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck While Crossing Road In Yonkers A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle while crossing a road in Westchester. The crash happened on Thursday, March 7 just before 3 p.m., when a pedestrian was hit in the area of Yonkers Avenue and Dunwoodie Street in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Arriving officers found the teenager with serious injuries. He was soon taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, DiDomizio said.  The investigation into the incident is still ongoing. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
16-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Cab On Parkway In Dobbs Ferry 16-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Cab On Parkway In Dobbs Ferry
16-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Cab On Parkway In Dobbs Ferry A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by a cab on a busy parkway in Westchester, police said. New, updated report - Tens Of Thousands Raised For Seriously Injured 16-Year-Old Struck By Car In Dobbs Ferry The incident happened on Monday, March 4 at around 7:45 p.m., when the boy was hit while crossing the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry at the Lawrence Street intersection, according to Westchester County Police Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary.  The boy had been crossing from the west side of the roadway when he was struck. Follo…
Officials Take Step Toward Bike Path Between North, South Country Trail, New TZB In Westchester Officials Take Step Toward Bike Path Between North, South Country Trail, New TZB In Westchester
Officials Take Step Toward Bike Path Between North, South Country Trail, New TZB In Westchester Town officials have applied for a grant that would help fund efforts toward creating a bicycle and pedestrian path between the North and South County Trail and the new Tappan Zee Bridge in Westchester.  The application was submitted to New York State officials by the town of Greenburgh, which detailed the proposed path in an announcement on Thursday, Feb. 29.  According to Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, the proposed bicycle and pedestrian path would run along Route 119 from the South/North County Trailway to the new Tappan Zee Bridge. If the grant is approved and the path is eventua…
$132K Project: New Downtown Crosswalks Coming To City In Westchester $132K Project: New Downtown Crosswalks Coming To City In Westchester
$132K Project: New Downtown Crosswalks Coming To City In Westchester Several new crosswalks will be coming to a downtown area in Northern Westchester as part of a $132,000 project meant to improve safety.  The new pedestrian crosswalks will be coming to downtown Peekskill as part of the city's ongoing $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative, according to New York State Sen. Pete Harckham, who announced that he had secured a $100,000 state grant for the project on Monday, Oct. 9.  The project, which is estimated to cost $132,316 in total, will replace the following painted crosswalks near the "Civic Area" around the Peekskill City H…
New Update: Woman Dies After Being Struck In ShopRite Parking Lot By Driver From Hudson Valley New Update: Woman Dies After Being Struck In ShopRite Parking Lot By Driver From Hudson Valley
New Update: Woman Dies After Being Struck In ShopRite Parking Lot By Driver From Hudson Valley A woman died from injuries sustained after being struck by an SUV being operated by a Hudson Valley resident in the parking lot of a ShopRite in northern New Jersey on Labor Day, sources tell Daily Voice. The incident happened in Bergen County in the parking lot of the Route 4 supermarket just after 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4. The victim, a 77-year-old from Hackensack. was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center after she was hit by the 81-year-old Rockland County resident, a man from Tappan, driving a Cadillac Escalade, Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. Earlier report: T…
Hudson Valley Resident Ticketed After Woman Struck, Severely Injured In ShopRite Parking Lot Hudson Valley Resident Ticketed After Woman Struck, Severely Injured In ShopRite Parking Lot
Hudson Valley Resident Ticketed After Woman Struck, Severely Injured In ShopRite Parking Lot A Hudson Valley resident was ticketed after a woman was knocked unconscious by an SUV in the parking lot of a ShopRite in northern New Jersey. New update: Woman Dies After Being Struck In ShopRite Parking Lot By Driver From Hudson Valley The incident happened around 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4 in Bergen County  in the lot of the eastbound Route 4 supermarket in Paramus. The 77-year-old Hackensack woman was unresponsive after being struck by a Cadillac Escalade, Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. Police and members of Paramus EMS arrived and attempted life-saving measures before she …
Woman Killed In Hit-Run Westchester Crash Was Beloved Community Leader Woman Killed In Hit-Run Westchester Crash Was Beloved Community Leader
Woman Killed In Hit-Run Westchester Crash Was Beloved Community Leader A beloved community leader has been identified as the woman killed by a hit-and-run driver in Westchester. New, updated report - Update: Man Gets New Charges In Hit-Run Death Of Beloved Community Leader In Hartsdale Stephanie Kavourias, age 65, of the hamlet of Hartsdale, was struck by a driver allegedly high on drugs or alcohol around 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 in the area of 177 Hartsdale Ave., in Hartsdale. Kavourias, who was highly respected in the community for her service as the former manager of the Hartsdale Parking Authority, was struck by a vehicle driven by Anto…
Fatal Crash: Sedan Strikes Woman, Then Slams Into House In Yonkers Fatal Crash: Sedan Strikes Woman, Then Slams Into House In Yonkers
Fatal Crash: Sedan Strikes Woman, Then Slams Into House In Yonkers New update - Well-Known Member Of Community ID'd As Woman Struck, Killed By Sedan In Yonkers Police are investigating an overnight crash that left a woman dead in Westchester County. It happened around 9 p.m. Sunday, June 9 in Yonkers in the area of 693 North Broadway (Route 9).  A preliminary investigation revealed that a sedan traveling northbound on Route 9 struck a 70-year-old female pedestrian on the sidewalk, killing her, Yonkers Police said.  The vehicle then jumped a retaining wall and struck an occupied home; with the occupants inside suffering minor inju…
New Update: Westchester Woman Crashes Into 6 People, Including 2 Toddlers, Police Say New Update: Westchester Woman Crashes Into 6 People, Including 2 Toddlers, Police Say
New Update: Westchester Woman Crashes Into 6 People, Including 2 Toddlers, Police Say This story has been updated. A Northern Westchester woman has been arrested for allegedly losing control of a stolen car and careening onto an Upper Manhattan sidewalk, striking six people, including two 3-year-olds. Northern Westchester resident Sharon Godwin, age 32, of Peekskill, was arrested on Wednesday, March 15, after New York City Police responded to a 911 call of pedestrians struck by a motor vehicle at West 190th Street and Broadway, said the NYPD. Upon arrival, officers observed six pedestrians with injuries on the sidewalk. A preliminary investigation determined that Godwin los…
21-Year-Old Hudson Valley Woman Hit, Killed By Car 21-Year-Old Hudson Valley Woman Hit, Killed By Car
21-Year-Old Hudson Valley Woman Hit, Killed By Car A 21-year-old woman was hit and killed by a car while walking on a street in the Hudson Valley. The incident took place in Rockland County, around 5:10 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, in the area of Route 304 and Clearview Road in New City. The first arriving Clarkstown Police officers found Keptia Fara Brutus, of Spring Valley, lying in the center lane of southbound Route 304, said Det. Norm Peters of the Clarkstown Police. Officers rendered medical aid until Rockland Paramedics and EMS arrived on the scene and resumed care.  Brutus was transported by EMS to Westchester Medic…
Man, Woman Injured After Being Hit By Car In Crash Involving 22-Year-Old From Westchester Man, Woman Injured After Being Hit By Car In Crash Involving 22-Year-Old From Westchester
Man, Woman Injured After Being Hit By Car In Crash Involving 22-Year-Old From Westchester Two people were injured after being struck by a vehicle at a busy Fairfield County intersection in a crash involving a Hudson Valley man. The incident took place in Stamford around 11:20 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the intersection of Bedford Street and Broad Street. According to Sgt. Jeffrey Booth, of the Stamford Police, responding officers found two pedestrians, a man, and a woman lying on the ground injured. The woman, a 49-year-old Norwalk resident suffered a serious head injury and was transported to Stamford Hospital, where she is currently listed in critical, but st…
Police Investigating After Hudson Valley 3-Year-Old Struck By Vehicle Police Investigating After Hudson Valley 3-Year-Old Struck By Vehicle
Police Investigating After Hudson Valley 3-Year-Old Struck By Vehicle Updated story: Hudson Valley Toddler Dies After Being Hit By Truck, Grandmother Seriously Injured, Police Say Police are investigating after a 3-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle. The incident took place in the town of Poughkeepsie that took place around 1 p.m., Monday, April 11, said Lt. Shannon Rodriguez, of the town of Poughkeepsie Police. The accident occurred at the intersection of Mary Avenue and Stanley Street, Rodriguez said. The incident is still under investigation and the crash is being reconstructed, she said. Additional information is expected to be re…
Village In Westchester Seeks Red-Light Cams For Busy Intersection Village In Westchester Seeks Red-Light Cams For Busy Intersection
Village In Westchester Seeks Red-Light Cams For Busy Intersection A village in Westchester is attempting to become the first to get the green light to install red-light cameras at one of the county's busier intersections. Officials in Pelham Manor are seeking approval to install two red-light cameras at the intersection of Pelhamdale Avenue and Boston Post Road (Route 1) at both Pelhamdale approaches. The bill has already passed in both the state Assembly and Senate, and now just awaits the signature of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. If approved, Pelham Manor would be the first municipality in Westchester to install the cameras since 2015, joining just Yonk…
12-Year-Old Struck By Vehicle On Way To School In Fairfield County, Police Say 12-Year-Old Struck By Vehicle On Way To School In Fairfield County, Police Say
12-Year-Old Struck By Vehicle On Way To School In Fairfield County, Police Say A 12-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while on his way to school in Fairfield County. The incident took place around 8:17 a.m., Tuesday, April 27, at the intersection of South Avenue and Farm Road in New Canaan, said New Canaan Police Lt. Jason Ferraro. According to Ferraro, the boy, a 12-year-old boy, a student at Saxe Middle School, suffered minor injuries from the crash and was transported to Norwalk Hospital ER by NC EMS for treatment and further evaluation of his injuries. The crash investigation is still ongoing. An initial investigation found that a vehicle had a green traffic…