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Update: Support Pours In For Longtime Firefighter Injured In Northern Westchester Blaze Update: Support Pours In For Longtime Firefighter Injured In Northern Westchester Blaze
Update: Support Pours In For Longtime Firefighter Injured In Northern Westchester Blaze A community is pulling together to raise money and cook meals for the family of a beloved firefighter who was seriously injured in a Northern Westchester blaze.  The effort began after longtime Pound Ridge firefighter and senior resident Ray Clark was injured in an intense blaze that went up at a Bedford residence on Long Ridge Road on Monday morning, April 8.  Earlier Report - Blaze Tears Through Bedford Home, Causes Road Closure Clark, a 62-year department member, is known for always giving his time to his community. Now that he is in need, though, Pound Ridge is maki…
Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At Fox Lane HS Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At Fox Lane HS
Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At Fox Lane HS Firefighters raced to a high school in Northern Westchester after receiving reports of a chimney fire. The incident happened on Monday morning, April 8, when crews from the Millwood Fire Department responded to a reported chimney fire at Fox Lane High School in Bedford.  According to the department, arriving crews soon discovered that the affected chimney was clogged and quickly worked to unclog it and return the situation to safety.  No injuries were reported. 
Blaze Tears Through Northern Westchester Home, Causes Road Closure Blaze Tears Through Northern Westchester Home, Causes Road Closure
Blaze Tears Through Northern Westchester Home, Causes Road Closure Firefighters from several departments spent hours fighting a blaze at a Northern Westchester residence that required nearly 100,000 gallons of water and an excavator to completely extinguish. Updated Report - Update: Funds Come To Pound Ridge Firefighter Hurt In Blaze The blaze began on Monday morning, April 8 at a residence on Long Ridge Road in Bedford, according to the Bedford Fire Department. After crews arrived at the home at around 7:30 a.m., they searched the building and found no one inside. Firefighters then began dousing the flames, which were tearing through the sides and r…
Live In Luxury: Sprawling 48-Acre Bedford Estate Listed At $29.5M Live In Luxury: Sprawling 48-Acre Bedford Estate Listed At $29.5M
Live In Luxury: Sprawling 48-Acre Bedford Estate Listed At $29.5M An expansive 48-acre estate in Northern Westchester is now offering a life of luxury and relaxation to those with nearly $30 million to spare.  The luxurious 12,944-square-foot retreat, located in Bedford at 212 Mount Holly Road, is now listed for $29.5 million and includes a 7-bed 12-bath main house, guest cottage, tennis court, pool, and more, according to its listing on Zillow.  The main house, built in 1928, features architecture from the time as well as more modern amenities. Included in the residence is a Smallbone kitchen with an attached family room and solarium; a "dramat…
NY AG Begins Process To Seize Trump’s Bedford Estate, Briarcliff Manor Golf Course: Report NY AG Begins Process To Seize Trump’s Bedford Estate, Briarcliff Manor Golf Course: Report
NY AG Begins Process To Seize Trump’s Bedford Estate, Briarcliff Manor Golf Course: Report New York Attorney General Letitia James has taken the first step toward seizing former President Donald Trump’s golf course and private estate, CNN reports. Lawyers from James’ office registered New York’s $454 million civil judgment against Trump In Westchester County Court on Wednesday, March 6, the outlet reports. A Manhattan judge ordered Trump to pay the massive penalty after he, his adult sons, and the Trump Organization were found liable for using “numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation” to inflate his net worth to get better loan terms. The reported move by the AG’s office wo…
Fire Begins Underneath Dump Truck On I-684 In Bedford Fire Begins Underneath Dump Truck On I-684 In Bedford
Fire Begins Underneath Dump Truck On I-684 In Bedford A dump truck had to pull over on a busy highway in Northern Westchester after a blaze began underneath its cab. The incident happened on Interstate 684 North in Bedford in the area of Exit 4, when a smoldering fire began underneath the cab of a tri-axle dump truck, forcing it to pull over, the Bedford Fire Department said on Monday, March 11. A passing motorist tried to put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher but was unsuccessful. Arriving fire crews then stretched a hose line to the truck and were able to extinguish the blaze while directing traffic on the highway. The scene was later …
Man Ejected From Car, Thrown Into Ravine After Crash On I-684 In Bedford Man Ejected From Car, Thrown Into Ravine After Crash On I-684 In Bedford
Man Ejected From Car, Thrown Into Ravine After Crash On I-684 In Bedford First responders carried out a careful rescue operation after a man fell over 50 feet down a ravine following a crash on a highway in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Thursday, Feb. 29 at around 6:30 p.m., when a three-car crash occurred on Interstate 684 in Bedford at the overpass spanning Beaver Dam Park. As a result of the crash, one man was ejected from his vehicle and sent into a ravine underneath the overpass, according to the Katonah Fire Department. Soon after the crash, first responders raced to both the overpass and Beaver Dam Park below to find the fallen man.…
Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At Bedford Home Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At Bedford Home
Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At Bedford Home Firefighters raced to a Northern Westchester home after a blaze broke out in the residence's chimney.  The blaze happened on Sunday evening, Feb. 25, when a chimney fire broke out at a residence in Bedford on Mary's Lane, the Bedford Fire Department said on Wednesday, Feb. 28.  The resident told firefighters that flames were extending several feet from the top of the chimney. However, the blaze died down a bit by the time crews arrived and became contained within the flue between the fireplace and the chimney top.  Crews soon began working to clean out the firebox and climbe…
New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left His Brother Critically Injured In Bedford New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left His Brother Critically Injured In Bedford
New Update: Man Charged In Crash That Left His Brother Critically Injured In Bedford A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a Northern Westchester crash that left his brother critically injured after he was ejected from their vehicle, police announced. Bedford Hills resident Marcus Vamosy turned himself in to Bedford Police on Friday, Feb. 23 in connection with a crash that occurred in Bedford on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, according to Bedford Police Lt. Jeff Gulick.  Earlier Report - 24-Year-Old Man Ejected, Critically Injured In Route 117 Crash In Bedford: Police On the day of the crash at around 5 p.m., Vamosy had been speeding north…
Pharmacy Burglaries Under Investigation In Bedford, Putnam Pharmacy Burglaries Under Investigation In Bedford, Putnam
Pharmacy Burglaries Under Investigation In Bedford, Putnam Authorities in the Hudson Valley are investigating two pharmacy burglaries and looking to see if they are connected, police said. New, updated report - Update: More Details Emerge In Pharmacy Burglary In Bedford The two incidents happened during the early morning hours on Monday, Feb. 12 in the Northern Westchester town of Bedford and the Putnam County town of Southeast, according to Bedford Police and the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.  The Bedford incident occurred at Bedford Pharmacy located at 424 Old Post Rd. (Route 22). Little information about the burglary has been releas…
Popular Bedford Restaurant Featured On Michelin Guide To Reopen Under New Name Popular Bedford Restaurant Featured On Michelin Guide To Reopen Under New Name
Popular Bedford Restaurant Featured On Michelin Guide To Reopen Under New Name A popular restaurant in Northern Westchester featured on the prestigious Michelin Guide has announced that it will be closing and reopening under a new name.  La Crémaillère, located in Bedford at 46 Bedford-Banksville Rd., announced that it will be closing for repairs and renovations before reopening as Le Poisson, according to the business's website. The new eatery will be led by Chef Thomas Burke and will be a "seafood forward, fine dining" French restaurant, the business's owners said.  "We will feature only the finest quality seafood, a great wine list, and our classic …
NY Vacation: Chevy Chase Spotted At Historic Saratoga Springs Hotel NY Vacation: Chevy Chase Spotted At Historic Saratoga Springs Hotel
NY Vacation: Chevy Chase Spotted At Historic Saratoga Springs Hotel It wasn’t exactly Walley World, but actor Chevy Chase still had a good time on his vacation to Upstate New York. The 80-year-old “Saturday Night Live” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation” star was spotted in Saratoga County on Monday, Jan. 22 at the historic Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs. Flanked by his wife Jayni and their actress daughter Caley, Chase posed for a family photo on a staircase in the hotel’s lobby. “Wonderful weekend in Saratoga Springs,” he captioned the photo, which was shared on his verified Instagram account. View this post on Instagram …
New TV Show Shines Spotlight On Katonah's Own Martha Stewart: 'Original Influencer' New TV Show Shines Spotlight On Katonah's Own Martha Stewart: 'Original Influencer'
New TV Show Shines Spotlight On Katonah's Own Martha Stewart: 'Original Influencer' An upcoming limited series is set to highlight the many facets of iconic homemaker and lifelong area resident Martha Stewart and explore the story behind her success.  A new four-part CNN Original Series, "The Many Lives of Martha Stewart," is set to air over two consecutive weekends, beginning with two episodes on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., and ending with the last two installments on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.  The show will explore the story of Stewart's life, including her time as a young stockbroker in the 1960s, a caterer at a Connecticut farmhouse, a s…
Lifelong Firefighter From Putnam County Dies: 'His Legacy Will Undoubtedly Live On' Lifelong Firefighter From Putnam County Dies: 'His Legacy Will Undoubtedly Live On'
Lifelong Firefighter From Putnam County Dies: 'His Legacy Will Undoubtedly Live On' A Hudson Valley resident who spent decades protecting his community as a firefighter is being remembered for his selflessness and outgoing nature.  Putnam County resident Dennis Rotenberg of Garrison died on Saturday, Jan. 13 at the age of 71, according to his obituary.  Born in the Northern Westchester city of Peekskill in 1952, Rotenberg attended Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak and went on to work with City Carting of Westchester for three decades.  After moving to Garrison, he joined the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company in May 1985 and served as a firefighter f…
Person Taken To Hospital After Morning Crash At Busy Katonah Intersection Person Taken To Hospital After Morning Crash At Busy Katonah Intersection
Person Taken To Hospital After Morning Crash At Busy Katonah Intersection One person was taken to a hospital following a crash at a busy Northern Westchester intersection that briefly slowed morning traffic.  The incident happened on Friday morning, Jan. 19, when two cars became involved in a crash in Bedford at the intersection of Route 22 and Jay Street, according to Bedford Police Lt. Jeff Gulick.  Following the crash, one person was taken to a hospital as a precaution but did not suffer serious injuries, Gulick said.  Traffic at the intersection was temporarily slowed while police conducted their investigation into the crash.  Both …
Late Show Bandleader Paul Shaffer Lists $2.75M Bedford Home Late Show Bandleader Paul Shaffer Lists $2.75M Bedford Home
Late Show Bandleader Paul Shaffer Lists $2.75M Bedford Home Paul Shaffer, who is well-known for serving as bandleader during the entire run of the Late Show with David Letterman, has listed his gated Northern Westchester estate for $2.75 million, according to a report by Realtor.com.  The 8-acre, 4,958 square foot property, located in Bedford's Middle Patent Estate area on Cedar Hill Road, includes four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, according to a Realtor.com report from Tuesday, Jan. 16.  Shaffer, who was Letterman's sidekick for the entirety of both Late Night With David Letterman and the Late Show, originally bought …
Duo Nabbed For Several Gas Station Burglaries In Bedford: Police Duo Nabbed For Several Gas Station Burglaries In Bedford: Police
Duo Nabbed For Several Gas Station Burglaries In Bedford: Police Following a months-long investigation, two men have been charged in connection with a string of gas station burglaries in Northern Westchester, police announced.  Bronx residents Berto Dominguez, age 21, and Michael Cruz, age 19, were both arrested on Saturday, Dec. 23 as part of the culmination of a months-long investigation into at least five gas station burglaries that happened in Bedford between September and November 2023, Bedford Police announced on Tuesday, Dec. 26.  This investigation was conducted by a working task force comprised of the Bedford, Mount Pleasant, and …
Fox Lane HS Senior Ranked Top Cellist In New York State: 'Incredibly Proud' Fox Lane HS Senior Ranked Top Cellist In New York State: 'Incredibly Proud'
Fox Lane HS Senior Ranked Top Cellist In New York State: 'Incredibly Proud' A high school senior from Northern Westchester has earned state-wide recognition for her musical chops. Cameron Bly, a senior at Fox Lane High School in Bedford, won the principal cellist seat at the All-State Orchestra Winter Conference held in Rochester by the New York State School Music Association, Bedford Central School District officials announced on Wednesday, Dec. 6.  This win officially names Bly as the top-ranking cellist in the state of New York, according to the district. "We are incredibly proud of this accomplishment!" district officials said.
Man Sexually Assaults 2 Children In Mount Kisco, Ossining, Peekskill: Here's His Sentence Man Sexually Assaults 2 Children In Mount Kisco, Ossining, Peekskill: Here's His Sentence
Man Sexually Assaults 2 Children In Mount Kisco, Ossining, Peekskill: 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…
Turkey Day Saved: Katonah Resident Martha Stewart Clarifies Thanksgiving Plans Turkey Day Saved: Katonah Resident Martha Stewart Clarifies Thanksgiving Plans
Turkey Day Saved: Katonah Resident Martha Stewart Clarifies Thanksgiving Plans The homemaking guru and queen of Thanksgiving has spoken: she’s canceled the holiday get-together at her home, not the holiday itself. No need to fear — Thanksgiving is not actually canceled, Northern Westchester County resident and cooking icon Martha Stewart has announced, days after she professed that she was simply “turkeyed out.” In a three-slide Instagram carousel posted on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 21, she clarified to worried fans that she had not, in fact, given up the festive holiday altogether. Earlier Report: Katonah Resident Martha Stewart Cancels Thanksgiving “What…
Katonah Resident Martha Stewart Cancels Thanksgiving Katonah Resident Martha Stewart Cancels Thanksgiving
Katonah Resident Martha Stewart Cancels Thanksgiving Iconic homemaker and longtime New Yorker Martha Stewart said in an interview that she’s canceling Thanksgiving this year. Too much turkey? New, updated story - Turkey Day Saved: Martha Stewart Clarifies Thanksgiving Plans On Thursday, Nov. 16’s episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” the Northern Westchester County resident and lifestyle guru revealed that she will not be hosting Thanksgiving this year. “Oh, I gave up Thanksgiving,” Stewart told Clarkson during her interview. Related: Martha Stewart's Bedford Home Available To Rent For Thanksgiving-Inspired Vacation “Nine gues…
Martha Stewart's Bedford Home Available To Rent For Thanksgiving-Inspired Vacation Martha Stewart's Bedford Home Available To Rent For Thanksgiving-Inspired Vacation
Martha Stewart's Bedford Home Available To Rent For Thanksgiving-Inspired Vacation If you’ve ever wanted to peek into the life of lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, this may be your chance — and only costs $11.23. Now you can try Martha Stewart living. In a partnership with travel company Booking.com, the media mogul is offering up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay at her Northern Westchester County guesthouse the weekend before Thanksgiving. The home, located in the hamlet of Katonah in the town of Bedford, is only one part of the November 18-19 experience, dubbed “Martha Stewart's Thanksgiving-Inspired Farm Stay.” In addition to spending the night in the guestho…
Bear Spotted In Bedford Backyard: Here's Where Bear Spotted In Bedford Backyard: Here's Where
Bear Spotted In Bedford Backyard: Here's Where A large black bear was spotted sauntering through a Northern Westchester backyard by a local resident.  The bear was seen by a Bedford resident on Wednesday evening, Oct. 18 around 5:30 p.m. in a backyard in the area of Indian Hill Road and Cliffield Road.  In one of the images submitted by the resident, the bear can be seen standing on its hind legs.  Although the animals may look imposing, residents can avoid any conflicts with bears by following this advice from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation: Make sure food, garbage, and recycling are secured; Re…
Golf Course Employee Knocked Unconscious By Fallen Tree Limb In Bedford Golf Course Employee Knocked Unconscious By Fallen Tree Limb In Bedford
Golf Course Employee Knocked Unconscious By Fallen Tree Limb In Bedford A golf course employee was hospitalized after they were struck by a fallen tree limb while working in Northern Westchester. The incident happened in Bedford on Wednesday, Sept. 27 around 6:45 a.m., when police responded to the Glen Arbor Golf Club at 234 Bedford Center Rd., where an employee had been hit by a fallen tree limb while driving a golf cart. Arriving officers found the employee unconscious in the golf cart and administered CPR until medics were able to take over, according to Bedford Police Lt. Jeff Gulick. The employee was then taken to Northern Westchester Hospi…
Overnight Burglars Hit 4 Gas Stations, Remove ATM From 1 In Bedford: Police Overnight Burglars Hit 4 Gas Stations, Remove ATM From 1 In Bedford: Police
Overnight Burglars Hit 4 Gas Stations, Remove ATM From 1 In Bedford: Police Authorities are investigating a string of overnight burglaries at four gas stations in Northern Westchester, including one that involved the removal of an ATM machine.  The incidents happened over Thursday night, Sept. 21, and Friday morning, Sept. 22 at four gas stations in Bedford, according to Bedford Police Det. Matt Whalen.  The four gas stations in Bedford Hills and Katonah that were hit include: Bedford Shell, located at 848 South Bedford Rd.; Village Service Center, located at 193 Pound Ridge Rd.; Katonah Mobil, located at 80 Bedford Rd.; Katonah Exxon, located at 2…
Burglars Use Rock To Shatter Gas Station Door In Bedford: Police Burglars Use Rock To Shatter Gas Station Door In Bedford: Police
Burglars Use Rock To Shatter Gas Station Door In Bedford: Police Authorities are searching for burglary suspects who shattered the glass door of a Northern Westchester gas station with a rock before stealing merchandise.  The incident happened on Monday, Aug. 28 around 12:50 a.m., when Bedford Police responded to a Shell gas station on South Bedford Road (Route 172) for a burglar alarm activation, according to Lt. Jeffrey Gulick.  Arriving officers soon found that the front door glass had been shattered and that a rock was inside the store. Authorities then searched the outside and inside of the store while contacting the store's owner and…
New Update: Bear Killed After Attacking Child In North Castle Tests Negative For Rabies New Update: Bear Killed After Attacking Child In North Castle Tests Negative For Rabies
New Update: Bear Killed After Attacking Child In North Castle Tests Negative For Rabies A bear that was shot and killed after attacking a 7-year-old child in Northern Westchester has tested negative for rabies, officials said.  The Westchester County Department of Health confirmed the results on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 23, a day after the bear's remains were brought in for testing by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Earlier Report - Latest Update: 7-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Bear Attack Outside North Castle Home The male bear was killed by North Castle Police following the attack, which happened on Tuesday, Aug. 22 ju…
Estranged Wife Sues Former Montebello Podiatrist, Sister For Alleged Murder-For-Hire Scheme Estranged Wife Sues Former Montebello Podiatrist, Sister For Alleged Murder-For-Hire Scheme
Estranged Wife Sues Former Montebello Podiatrist, Sister For Alleged Murder-For-Hire Scheme The wife of a once sought-after Hudson Valley podiatrist has sued her estranged husband and his sister for allegedly scheming to have her killed. Rockland County resident Ira Bernstein, age 49, of Montebello, and Northern Westchester resident Jaclyn Goldberg, age 40, of Bedford, are being sued by Susan Bernstein, as they face criminal charges in the alleged plot. This is the alleged second such plot the podiatrist has undertaken to kill his wife Susan Bernstein, of Sloatsburg, who filed the lawsuit on Thursday, July 27 in the New York State Supreme Court. Ira Bernstein spent almost fi…
Former Fox Lane HS Standout From Bedford To Make Major League Debut Former Fox Lane HS Standout From Bedford To Make Major League Debut
Former Fox Lane HS Standout From Bedford To Make Major League Debut There's a brand-new major leaguer from the Hudson Valley. Northern Westchester native Henry Davis, an alum of Fox Lane High School in Bedford, is set to make his Major League debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 23-year-old Davis, a right-hand hitting catcher, was called up by the Pirates on Sunday, June 18 from Triple-A affiliate Indianapolis. The Pirates host the Chicago Cubs in the first of a three-game series at 7:05 p.m. Monday, June 19. Davis, a resident of Bedford, began the season with Double-A Altoona, Pennsylvania, where he batted .284 with 10 home runs before b…
Upcoming Lane Closures On I-684 Could Cause Delays In Bedford Upcoming Lane Closures On I-684 Could Cause Delays In Bedford
Upcoming Lane Closures On I-684 Could Cause Delays In Bedford Motorists are being warned of a series of lane closures that will soon impact traffic on a busy roadway in the region. A series of single- and double-lane closures in Northern Westchester will affect Interstate 684 in both directions in Bedford between Exit 4 (State Route 172) and Exit 9 (Hardscrabble Road) beginning on Monday, June 19, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  The closures will occur on weeknights between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. until Friday, June 23.  The lane closures are to allow for roadway work. 
Pound Ridge Resident Who Starred In Baseball For Fox Lane HS Dies At Age 25 Pound Ridge Resident Who Starred In Baseball For Fox Lane HS Dies At Age 25
Pound Ridge Resident Who Starred In Baseball For Fox Lane HS Dies At Age 25 A young man who resided in both Northern Westchester and Fairfield counties is being remembered for his outstanding skills on the baseball diamond and his dedication to always putting his family and friends first.  Pound Ridge resident Joseph Fraioli, who also called Stamford home, died suddenly on Monday, June 12 at the age of 25, according to his obituary.  A natural-born baseball player, Fraioli grew up playing the sport throughout his childhood and into his time at Fox Lane High School in Bedford, where he helped his team to countless victories. After graduating fro…