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Blaze Sparks At Yorktown Heights Restaurant Blaze Sparks At Yorktown Heights Restaurant
Blaze Sparks At Yorktown Heights Restaurant A blaze at a Northern Westchester restaurant was stopped from being worse than it could have been thanks to the quick actions of firefighters.  The fire happened on Monday, June 6 just after 2:30 a.m. at Coral Seafood Restaurant in Yorktown Heights at 63 Route 6, according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, which helped respond to the blaze.  Thanks to the work of fire crews, more extensive damage to the building was prevented, the department said.  The cause of the fire was not released. 
Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Yorktown: Here's When Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Yorktown: Here's When
New Crumbl Cookies Location To Open In Yorktown If you've been craving sweets, mark your calendars: a popular cookie company known for unique flavors is opening another location in Northern Westchester.  New, updated report - Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Northern Westchester Crumbl Cookies will hold a grand opening for a new location in Yorktown Heights at 3333 Crompond Rd. Suite 2A on Friday, June 7, the company announced on social media. The company's locations are known for serving six unique flavors of cookies that rotate every week. Some of the company's 275-plus specialty flavors include co…
Guide Dog Graduation: Yorktown-Based Nonprofit Provides Pups To Homes Across US Guide Dog Graduation: Yorktown-Based Nonprofit Provides Pups To Homes Across US
Guide Dog Graduation: Yorktown-Based Nonprofit Provides Pups To Homes Across US A new class of guide dogs that graduated from a New York nonprofit organization – including one dog going to serve the organization’s CEO – demonstrates the group’s 60-year commitment to changing the lives of people with vision loss or blindness. On Friday, April 12, Guiding Eyes for the Blind held one of its biannual guide dog graduations, celebrating the hard work of volunteers and pups alike and officially transferring the furry friends’ care to their new owners. However, this graduation was a little different from others — one of the graduates was a yellow lab named “Ten,” who had tra…
Yorktown Man Flown To Hospital After Crash In Putnam Valley Yorktown Man Flown To Hospital After Crash In Putnam Valley
Yorktown Man Flown To Hospital After Crash In Putnam Valley A Northern Westchester man was flown to a hospital after being ejected from his vehicle in a Hudson Valley crash.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Saturday, April 13 just before 10:30 a.m., when a 67-year-old Yorktown Heights man was ejected from his motorcycle on Barger Street near Florence Road in Putnam Valley, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said on Monday, April 15.  Arriving deputies soon found the man lying on the roadway and spoke with eyewitnesses, who said he had taken a left out of Florence Road and had headed south before losing control of his motorcycle f…
Yorktown's Little Sorrento Offers Throwback Prices To Celebrate 35th Anniversary Yorktown's Little Sorrento Offers Throwback Prices To Celebrate 35th Anniversary
Yorktown's Little Sorrento Offers Throwback Prices A much-loved Italian restaurant in Northern Westchester celebrated its 35th anniversary by throwing it back to the late eighties.  Little Sorrento, located in Yorktown Heights at 3565 Crompond Rd. (Route 202) since 1989, celebrated its 35th year in business during an event held on Wednesday, April 3.  To celebrate the momentous occasion, the business, owned by the DePaterio family, offered traditional dishes at the prices they would have been offered in 1989.  This meant dishes like the Chicken Parmigiana Dinner and Large Pizza were $10.95 and $8.00, respectiv…
Yorktown Heights Man Wins $5M In NY Lotto Yorktown Heights Man Wins $5M In NY Lotto
Yorktown Heights Man Wins $5M In NY Lotto Christmas came early for this lucky New York Lottery winner. Northern Westchester County resident William Ciringione, of of Yorktown Heights, won big when he claimed his scratch-off prize, lottery officials announced on Thursday, Dec. 21. The massive $5 million prize, which he won on the Cash X100 scratch-off game, was sold at the 7-Eleven, located at 1949 Commerce St. in Yorktown Heights. Ciringione took his prize as a lump sum, totaling $3,255,000 after the required withholdings. Two top Cash X100 prizes are left as of publication. The New York State Lottery reminded players…
New Update: Firefighter Falls Through Floor, Pets Killed In Somers Blaze New Update: Firefighter Falls Through Floor, Pets Killed In Somers Blaze
New Update: Firefighter Falls Through Floor, Pets Killed In Somers Blaze A Northern Westchester home was destroyed in a blaze that killed family pets and forced responding firefighters to evacuate the building, officials said. The blaze happened on Friday, Dec. 15 around 11:15 a.m., when a two-story residence in Somers on Route 202 caught on fire, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  Earlier Report - Firefighter Removed From Burning Home In Somers: Developing Responding crews found flames engulfing the structure and began aggressively battling the blaze inside the home. However, after a firefighter fell through the first floor and into …
Popular Realtor, Youth Sports Coach In Yorktown Dies At Age 66 Popular Realtor, Youth Sports Coach In Yorktown Dies At Age 66
Popular Realtor, Youth Sports Coach In Yorktown Dies At Age 66 An award-winning Hudson Valley real estate broker who lived in Northern Westchester is being remembered for the impressive services he provided to his community as well as his dedication to coaching young athletes in several sports leagues.  Yorktown Heights resident and prominent real estate broker John Kincart died on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the age of 66 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to his obituary.  Kincart was known for his professional career in real estate, becoming the number-one agent for the firm Houlihan Lawrence in both the Yorktown School District since…
$4.1M Paving Project Begins On Route 35/202 In Yorktown To Fix 'Unacceptable' Disrepair $4.1M Paving Project Begins On Route 35/202 In Yorktown To Fix 'Unacceptable' Disrepair
$4.1M Paving Project Begins On Route 35/202 In Yorktown To Fix 'Unacceptable' Disrepair An extensive $4.1 million paving project meant to greatly improve a well-traveled route in Northern Westchester has commenced.  The project, which will consist of the resurfacing and paving of around three miles of Route 35/202 in Yorktown, has officially begun, New York State Senator Pete Harckham and Assemblyman Matt Slater announced on Monday, Nov. 13.  The work will focus on a stretch of the busy route beginning at the Taconic State Parkway and ending at the intersection with Route 118 in the commercial center of Yorktown Heights, according to Harckham's office.…
Business Owner In Northern Westchester Dies At Age 44 Business Owner In Northern Westchester Dies At Age 44
Business Owner In Northern Westchester Dies At Age 44 A business owner who was a lifelong resident of the area has died. Putnam County resident Gregory A. "J.R." Coccaro, of Mahopac, was 44 years. A Westchester County native, he was born in Sleepy Hollow on Jan. 2, 1979, the son of Gregory T. and Debra Ann (Servello) Coccaro. He was an owner of North State Custom in Bedford Hills, an auto collision repair facility that specializes in high end vehicle repair.  He prided his business on being a non-direct repair program facility, according to his obituary.  "His business integrity always had his customers at heart," the obituary say…
Dog Bite Results In Arrest Of 52-Year-Old In Yorktown: Police Dog Bite Results In Arrest Of 52-Year-Old In Yorktown: Police
Dog Bite Results In Arrest Of 52-Year-Old In Yorktown: Police A Northern Westchester woman faces charges after a reported dog bite led officers to discover that her pet was unlicensed, police said. Yorktown Heights resident Caroline Murphy, age 52, was served a criminal summons on Wednesday, June 28 for failing to license her dog, according to Yorktown Police.  The summons stemmed from an incident on Wednesday, May 10 around 7:30 p.m., when police received a report of an alleged dog bite in Yorktown. An investigation conducted by the department determined that the dog involved in the incident, owned by Murphy, was not licensed, resulting in the …
Man Exposes Himself In Mall Dressing Room In Yorktown: Police Man Exposes Himself In Mall Dressing Room In Yorktown: Police
Man Exposes Himself In Mall Dressing Room In Yorktown: Police A man faces charges after allegedly exposing himself to a victim inside a dressing room at a mall in Northern Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Thursday, May 11 just before 6:30 p.m., when police responded to the H&M clothing store at the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights, according to Yorktown Police.  Upon arriving, officers met with the victim, who said that a man had been inside one of the store's dressing rooms and had opened his curtain to intentionally expose himself to her while completely naked.  The victim also told officers that the m…
24-Year-Old Drunk Driver Crashes Into Pole In Yorktown, Police Say 24-Year-Old Drunk Driver Crashes Into Pole In Yorktown, Police Say
24-Year-Old Drunk Driver Crashes Into Pole In Yorktown, Police Say A drunk driver was caught and sent to the hospital after crashing into a telephone pole in Northern Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Wednesday, May 10 just after 3 p.m., when a Yorktown officer was patrolling in the area of Broad Street and Saw Mill River Road (Route 35) and saw a vehicle that had veered off the road and into a telephone pole, according to Yorktown Police.  The officer then conducted an investigation and determined that the driver, 24-year-old Timothy Rishel of Yorktown Heights, had been driving while intoxicated with an open container inside th…
Yorktown Resident Killed In Atlantic City Crash Yorktown Resident Killed In Atlantic City Crash
Yorktown Resident Killed In Atlantic City Crash A Northern Westchester resident who was a passenger in a taxicab was killed in a weekend crash in Atlantic City, authorities said. The crash happened on Sunday, April 30, at approximately 3:40 a.m. at the intersection of Arctic and North Missouri avenues. A preliminary investigation revealed that a taxicab and a Tesla collided at the intersection. The cab had five occupants, including the driver.  One of the occupants, Almir Pachariz, a 49-year-old man from Yorktown Heights, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver and remaining passengers were hospitalized …
Man Stabbed, Cut Victim With Sword After Verbal Dispute In Yorktown: Police Man Stabbed, Cut Victim With Sword After Verbal Dispute In Yorktown: Police
Man Stabbed, Cut Victim With Sword After Verbal Dispute In Yorktown: Police A man faces numerous charges after allegedly injuring a victim with a sword following a verbal dispute in Northern Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Saturday, April 22, when police received a call from a local hospital around 2 p.m. reporting a patient who had cuts from a sword that they had received in a domestic dispute at a Yorktown residence, according to Yorktown Police.  Officers then went to the hospital to speak with the victim and started an investigation into the incident.  Through this investigation, it was discovered that the suspect, identified…
Former Fire Chief, Air Force Vet From Yorktown Heights Dies Former Fire Chief, Air Force Vet From Yorktown Heights Dies
Former Fire Chief, Air Force Vet From Yorktown Heights Dies A former fire chief and lifelong Northern Westchester resident who dedicated much of his life to firefighting has died.  Yorktown Heights resident Arthur Orneck, who served as the Chief of the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department between 1986 and 1987, died on Tuesday, April 4 at the age of 74, according to his obituary.   Born in White Plains in 1948, Orneck lived his entire life in Yorktown Heights and worked as a professional firefighter for the Greenville Fire District in Scarsdale for 20 years before retiring in 2000.  Additionally, he was also a 58-year…
Duo Steals From Store, Then Leads Cops On Chase In Stolen Car In Yorktown: Police Duo Steals From Store, Then Leads Cops On Chase In Stolen Car In Yorktown: Police
Duo Steals From Store, Then Leads Cops On Chase In Stolen Car In Yorktown: Police Two women face numerous charges after stealing from a mall in New York and then leading authorities on a lengthy chase in a stolen vehicle from Massachusetts, police said.  The incident started in Northern Westchester on Tuesday, March 7 around 2:45 p.m., when police responded to the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights to investigate a theft at the Ulta Beauty store, according to Yorktown Police.  When arriving at the mall, officers saw the suspect and a passenger driving through the parking lot and tried to pull the vehicle over. However, the car did not stop and drive away…
New Details: 150 Starving Cats Seized After Man, Woman Found Dead In Yorktown Heights Home New Details: 150 Starving Cats Seized After Man, Woman Found Dead In Yorktown Heights Home
New Details: 150 Starving Cats Seized After Man, Woman Found Dead In Yorktown Heights Home A seemingly endless amount of cats were seized from a Northern Westchester home after a man and woman were found dead by police during a welfare check.  Earlier Report - 2 Found Dead In Yorktown Home The cats were found on Monday, Jan. 30 around 9:50 p.m. when police performed a welfare check on a residence in Yorktown Heights located on the 100 block of Cordial Road and found the bodies of a man and woman who had died.  Police were initially not able to investigate the scene because of the large number of cats in the home. The felines were then removed from the residence by SPCA Westches…
'Go-To-Guy': Patrol Officer Of Sheriff's Office In Hudson Valley Dies 'Go-To-Guy': Patrol Officer Of Sheriff's Office In Hudson Valley Dies
'Go-To-Guy': Patrol Officer Of Sheriff's Office In Hudson Valley Dies A sheriff's office in the Hudson Valley has announced the death of one of its own.  Special Patrol Officer Timothy J. Stewart of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office died on Monday, Jan. 30, leaving behind his wife and son, the Sheriff's Office announced.  Stewart joined the Sheriff's Office after spending 29 years with the City of New York Police Department, which he retired from in 2019 as a detective.  He then spent years stationed at the Putnam County Office Building, where he was known for giving a "welcoming hello" to the building's visitors, the Sheriff's Office sa…
Home Heavily Damaged, Partially Collapsed After Montrose Fire Home Heavily Damaged, Partially Collapsed After Montrose Fire
Home Heavily Damaged, Partially Collapsed After Montrose Fire A Northern Westchester home was left severely damaged and partially collapsed after a blaze that took firefighters from all around the county to put out. The multi-alarm fire happened at a residence in Montrose on the night of Sunday, Jan. 15 just before 9 p.m. and was made worse by wind, which also resulted in numerous brush fires around the home as well, according to the Millwood Fire Company No. 1.  Eventually, the limited water supply from the hydrants that the firefighters were working with was not enough to put out the flames, and more tankers from numerous fire departments were brou…
Fallen Yorktown Officer Was 37: Funeral Arrangements Announced Fallen Yorktown Officer Was 37: Funeral Arrangements Announced
Fallen Yorktown Officer Was 37: Funeral Arrangements Announced Funeral arrangements for a police officer from Northern Westchester who died suddenly after fighting a two-day illness have been announced Earlier Report - Yorktown Police Officer Dies After Sudden Illness, Leaves Behind 2 Kids, Wife Lieutenant Kenneth Sgroi of the Yorktown Police Department, who died on Monday, Jan. 2 after fighting an illness for about 48 hours, was 37 years old when he died, according to his obituary page.  A resident of Shrub Oak, Sgroi had been promoted to Lieutenant in July 2022 and was described as an "outstanding" police officer by his departmen…
Despite Rave Reviews, Father/Daughter Westchester Restaurant Struggling In 'Difficult Economy' Despite Rave Reviews, Father/Daughter Westchester Restaurant Struggling In 'Difficult Economy'
Despite Rave Reviews, Father/Daughter Westchester Restaurant Struggling In 'Difficult Economy' Although a Westchester County restaurant specializing in cheesesteaks has received much praise since opening, the owners say that they are still struggling because of inflation.  Earlier Report - Newly Opened Father/Daughter Westchester Restaurant Specializes In Cheesesteaks Crotty's Cheesesteaks, located in New Rochelle at 8 Eastchester Rd., was opened in January 2021 by father and daughter Joe Crotty and Lindsay Walsh. In addition to a wide variety of cheesesteaks with vegetarian & gluten-free options, the restaurant also serves salads and "delicious extras" such as fried pickles, ac…
Woman Charged With Stealing Over $3K Of Property From Mall In Yorktown: Police Woman Charged With Stealing Over $3K Of Property From Mall In Yorktown: Police
Woman Charged With Stealing Over $3K Of Property From Mall In Yorktown: Police A 32-year-old woman has been charged with both stealing over $3,000 worth of property from a mall in Northern Westchester and possessing counterfeit money, police said.  On Friday, Dec. 9, around 4:20 p.m., police responded to a reported larceny in Yorktown Heights at the Jefferson Valley Mall. While at the mall, authorities were then notified that the suspect's vehicle was driving south on Gomer Street, and found the vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the road with the suspect standing outside holding the stolen merchandise, according to Yorktown Police.  After a short investigat…
'Welcoming, Trendy, Classy': Yorktown Eatery Draws High Marks For Steaks, Salads 'Welcoming, Trendy, Classy': Yorktown Eatery Draws High Marks For Steaks, Salads
'Welcoming, Trendy, Classy': Yorktown Eatery Draws High Marks For Steaks, Salads A Northern Westchester restaurant that is known for its steaks and salads has been praised by a number of online reviewers as a great spot for a romantic date night. The Gramercy is located at 345 Kear St. in Yorktown Heights. The eatery offers a wide variety of appetizers and entrées, such as French Onion Soup, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, and Filet Frites, which is an eight-ounce center-cut filet mignon served with house fries. Some online reviewers have lauded the restaurant's atmosphere and décor.  "Service, atmosphere, and food were all fantastic," John W. said in a Yelp review. …
Vehicle Overturns, Falls Inches From 'Swelling Stream' In Yorktown Heights After Collision Vehicle Overturns, Falls Inches From 'Swelling Stream' In Yorktown Heights After Collision
Vehicle Overturns, Falls Inches From 'Swelling Stream' In Yorktown Heights After Collision Two people were rescued when their vehicle fell down an embankment inches from a flooded stream after an accident in Northern Westchester.  On Wednesday, Nov. 30, around 1:30 p.m., emergency crews responded to a two-car accident in Yorktown Heights on the Taconic State Parkway northbound in the area of Illington Road, according to the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department.  Upon arriving, fire officials found both vehicles off the roadway on opposite sides. One vehicle's occupants had no injuries, but the other vehicle had overturned, fallen down a muddy embankment, and …
Former Police Detective, Air Force Vet From Yorktown Heights Dies Former Police Detective, Air Force Vet From Yorktown Heights Dies
Former Police Detective, Air Force Vet From Yorktown Heights Dies A Northern Westchester man remembered for his readiness to help others and his service to his community and country has died.  Yorktown Heights resident Allen See died on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at the age of 91, according to his obituary.  Born in Valhalla in 1931, See served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954 and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant before later joining the Yorktown Police Department, serving as a detective for 23 years until his retirement in 1981, his obituary said.  Along with his service to Yorktown, See was also passionate about hunting and fishing, where h…
'Wow, What An Experience': This Westchester Steakhouse Is Located In Historic Bank Building 'Wow, What An Experience': This Westchester Steakhouse Is Located In Historic Bank Building
'Wow, What An Experience': This Westchester Steakhouse Is Located In Historic Bank Building Of its more than five dozen locations around the world, none offer the kind of dining experience found at this restaurant in the region. Westchester County eatery Fogo de Chão in White Plains, located at 235 Main Street, opened in April 2021 inside the historic Bank of New York building, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Earlier Report: New Brazilian Steakhouse To Open In Westchester A meat-lover's paradise, the steakhouse specializes in the Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco, roasting high quality, simply seasoned cuts of meat over an open flam…
Northwell Appoints Cardiologist From A Top Program As Chair Of Cardiology At Phelps Hospital Northwell Appoints Cardiologist From A Top Program As Chair Of Cardiology At Phelps Hospital
Northwell Appoints Cardiologist From A Top Program As Chair Of Cardiology At Phelps Hospital Northwell Health has appointed Binoy Singh, MD, FACC, as chair of department of cardiovascular medicine at Phelps Hospital and will oversee all cardiac services at the hospital, as well as practice at Northwell Health Physician Partners – Cardiology in Yorktown Heights. In this new role, Dr. Singh will help develop and expand the cardiovascular services in southern and northern Westchester County. Dr. Singh has been a practicing cardiologist in Yorktown for the last 20 years and has additionally spent the past decade as the associate chief of cardiology and director of clinical business dev…
'Consummate Professional': Former Dispatcher For Westchester County Police Dies At Age 45 'Consummate Professional': Former Dispatcher For Westchester County Police Dies At Age 45
'Consummate Professional': Former Dispatcher For Westchester County Police Dies At Age 45 A former dispatcher for the Westchester County Police Department known for his professionalism and big heart has died unexpectedly.  Port Chester resident Bryan Santucci died on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the age of 45, according to his obituary.  Santucci was born in 1976 and graduated from Port Chester High School in 1995, later earning his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Pace University in Pleasantville, his obituary said.  An employee of Westchester County for more than 20 years, Santucci started his career as a park ranger and then became Emergency Co…
Former All-County Yorktown HS Athlete, Dedicated Mom Dies At Age 61 Former All-County Yorktown HS Athlete, Dedicated Mom Dies At Age 61
Former All-County Yorktown HS Athlete, Dedicated Mom Dies At Age 61 A Northern Westchester woman who died at the age of 61 is being remembered as a celebrated high school athlete and dedicated mother. Jamie Valentino DeRosso, of Yorktown Heights, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Sept. 14, according to her obituary.  "Jamie emulated strength and grace during her 11 year fight against stage 4 cancer," her obituary reads. "Medical professionals across the state expressed their admiration for her resilience, humor, and positivity." She was born in Manhattan and graduated from Yorktown High School. According to her obituary, she ran track during…
Brand-New Pizzeria Opens For Business On Route 202 In Yorktown Brand-New Pizzeria Opens For Business On Route 202 In Yorktown
Brand-New Pizzeria Opens For Business On Route 202 In Yorktown A new pizzeria is serving customers in Northern Westchester. Slice Pizzeria is located at 3224 Crompond Road in Yorktown Heights. The restaurant offers classic New York-style pies, "BBQ Special Pizza," "Hot Stuff Pizza" made with hot sauce and homemade ranch, and more. "New Pizzeria in town! We ordered the calamari and chicken cutlet pizza....amazing!" Dardane S. said in a Yelp review. "The calamari was gone before I took the picture haha. I can't wait to try the rest of the menu. The staff are pleasant and the wait-time is short. My family and I will be coming again!" The …