Ben Crnic

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bcrnic@dailyvoice.com

Ben Crnic graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Geoscience in 2021. He has previously worked as a reporter with the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut, and has also contributed work to the Connecticut Mirror. Ben joined the Daily Voice team in October of 2022.

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Latest Update: Beach In Westchester Reopens After Water Samples Show Lower Bacteria Levels Latest Update: Beach In Westchester Reopens After Water Samples Show Lower Bacteria Levels
Latest Update: Beach In Westchester Reopens After Water Samples Show Lower Bacteria Levels A beach in Westchester is once again open to visitors after it was briefly shut down as a result of high bacteria levels in the water.  The Hudson Park East Beach in New Rochelle was reopened on Friday, July 12 after water samples showed an acceptable level of bacteria, county officials announced. The beach was closed on Thursday, July 11 after collected samples exceeded the bacteria levels allowed by New York State.  Earlier Report - Summer Bummer: High Bacteria Levels Force Beach To Close In New Rochelle Although beachgoers in New Rochelle got lucky with Friday's announce…
Journalist Rallies Help For Westchester Family Hoping To Build Therapy Pool For Son Journalist Rallies Help For Westchester Family Hoping To Build Therapy Pool For Son
Journalist Rallies Help For Westchester Family Hoping To Build Therapy Pool For Son A former news anchor is coming to the aid of a Westchester family hoping to raise enough money to build a therapy pool for their young son facing a challenging genetic disorder.  Karen Swensen, a former news anchor for New Orleans-based WWL-TV, is leading the charge to help Port Chester residents Kristin Testerman and Steven Santiago build a sanctuary pool at their new home for their 11-year-old son Lucas, who is afflicted with a rare genetic disorder that has rendered him blind and has forced him to struggle with serious physical and medical challenges.  Lucas, who has …
6 Arrests Made During Sobriety Checkpoint In Westchester: 'Disheartening' 6 Arrests Made During Sobriety Checkpoint In Westchester: 'Disheartening'
6 Arrests Made During Sobriety Checkpoint In Westchester: 'Disheartening' An overnight sobriety checkpoint on a busy Westchester road resulted in six arrests, including several for drunk driving, police announced.  The checkpoint was conducted in Mamaroneck from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 6 on Mamaroneck Avenue under the Interstate 95 overpass, the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department said on Tuesday, July 9.  The effort resulted in the arrests of four people for driving while intoxicated:  A 34-year-old Port Chester man; A 35-year-old New Rochelle man; An 18-year-old Mamaroneck man; A 38-year-old Eastchester man.  Additionally, t…
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 …
New Update: Man Accused Of Firing Gun During Fight In Peekskill Restaurant New Update: Man Accused Of Firing Gun During Fight In Peekskill Restaurant
New Update: Man Accused Of Firing Gun During Fight In Peekskill Restaurant A man faces federal charges in connection to a shots-fired incident in Northern Westchester that happened just after Independence Day.  New York City resident Quincy Lamar Williams was arrested on Tuesday, July 9 in connection with an incident on Friday morning, July 5 in the 900 block of Main Street in Peekskill, Peekskill Police announced on Wednesday, July 10.  According to the department, at around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, Williams fired a gun during an altercation that began in Ofori's World Cuisine at 982 Main St.  The incident led to officers roping the area off as they …
Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Into Carmel Home, Police Say Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Into Carmel Home, Police Say
Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Into Carmel Home, Police Say This story has been updated.  A 38-year-old man was apprehended after allegedly trying to break into a home in a residential neighborhood in the Hudson Valley, police said.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Thursday, July 11 around 2:20 p.m., when a domestic disturbance was reported at a home on Orchard Road in the Lake Secor neighborhood of Carmel, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo. Arriving officers found a Bronx resident later identified as Michael Melendez bleeding profusely from his arm after allegedly punching a glass panel door in an attempt to ente…
Scooter's Lithium-Ion Battery Prompts Hazmat Response At Somers Home Scooter's Lithium-Ion Battery Prompts Hazmat Response At Somers Home
Scooter's Lithium-Ion Battery Prompts Hazmat Response At Somers Home A set of lithium-ion batteries inside an electric scooter sparked a flash fire that broke windows and blew garage doors off their tracks at a Northern Westchester home. The blaze happened on Monday, July 8 just before 9 p.m. at a residence in Somers on Weeks Court, the Somers Volunteer Fire Department announced on Thursday, July 11.  According to the fire department, arriving crews found a scooter on fire in the home's garage and took it outside. They then evacuated the residence and began to cool down the scooter's lithium-ion batteries.  Firefighters soon went back inside and f…
New $48M Affordable Housing Building Opens In Westchester: Features Ultra-Low Energy Design New $48M Affordable Housing Building Opens In Westchester: Features Ultra-Low Energy Design
New $48M Affordable Housing Building Opens In Westchester: Features Ultra-Low Energy Design Federal, county, and city officials celebrated the grand opening of a new four-story affordable housing building in Westchester that boasts energy-saving features.  The $48 million building, known as La Mora Senior Housing, celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, July 9 at 23 Mulberry St. in the Hollow neighborhood of South Yonkers.  The project features 60 affordable apartments for seniors and was built by the nonprofit Mulford Corporation.  In addition to giving seniors access to affordable units, the building was also built using Passive House design, a standard for ener…
Work Begins On $33M Resurfacing Projects On Major Westchester Roads Work Begins On $33M Resurfacing Projects On Major Westchester Roads
Work Begins On $33M Resurfacing Projects On Major Westchester Roads Two major resurfacing projects on busy Westchester roadways have commenced, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.  The infrastructure work, consisting of a $17 million project along Route 100 (Central Avenue) and a $16 million project on Route 9A (Briarcliff-Peekskill Parkway), has officially begun, Hochul announced on Thursday, July 11.  The following stretches of both roads will be resurfaced as part of the projects: A 4.5-mile section of Route 100 from Underhill Avenue in Yonkers to the White Plains line; A 7.1-mile section of Route 9A from Route 133 in Ossining to Maiden Lan…
Parade To Cause Several Road Closures In Northern Westchester: Here's Where Parade To Cause Several Road Closures In Northern Westchester: Here's Where
Parade To Cause Several Road Closures In Northern Westchester: Here's Where A firefighter parade is set to cause several evening road closures in the heart of a Northern Westchester village, officials announced.  The road closures will be put into place ahead of the Mount Kisco Volunteer Fire Department parade, which is scheduled for Friday evening, July 12.  Between 6:30 p.m. to around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, the following closures will be enforced in Mount Kisco:  Main Street from Northern Westchester Hospital, past Jeff Feigel Square to the Maple Avenue/Kisco Avenue intersection; South Moger Avenue from Main Street to the Lexington Avenue/Lieto Dri…
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