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Tom Auchterlonie

Community Reporter

Tom Auchterlonie is an experienced local journalist and is originally from Mount Kisco. Prior to joining The Daily Voice he spent more than four years at Patch.com, where he covered Mount Kisco, New Castle and Bedford. He has also freelanced for various local publications, including The Examiner, Inside Chappaqua and The Record-Review. Tom is an alumnus of Syracuse University.

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  1. Cuomo Helps Stranded Driver On Sprain Brook Parkway In Westchester

    Cuomo Helps Stranded Driver On Sprain Brook Parkway In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A driver who was stranded on the Sprain Brook Parkway amid a heavy Thursday snowstorm got help from an unexpected person: Gov. Andrew Cuomo.The governor's office announced that he stopped on a stretch of the parkway near Hawthorne to assist the driver. A representative from Cuomo's office told Daily Voice that the driver is Noach Fisher, who is from the ...

  2. Chappaqua Vigil Blasts Trump's Refugee Ban

    Chappaqua Vigil Blasts Trump's Refugee Ban

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- President Donald Trump's executive order that temporarily bans admission of refugees was met with a strong backlash at a Tuesday night vigil in Chappaqua, which is home to his election opponent, Hillary Clinton.At the interfaith gathering, which was held at a downtown gazebo and recreational field, multiple speakers denounced the ban, which suspends the admission of ...

  3. Swastikas Discovered In Katonah-Lewisboro School District For Third Time

    Swastikas Discovered In Katonah-Lewisboro School District For Third Time

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- Yet another vandalism incident involving swastikas has been discovered in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District.Schools Superintendent Andrew Selesnick, who announced the incident in a Tuesday email to the community, said that it involved the discovery of swastikas drawn on two school bus seats.The bus is used to take students to private schools, Selesnick added, and ...

  4. Katonah-Lewisboro Superintendent 'Saddened And Angered' By Swastikas

    Katonah-Lewisboro Superintendent 'Saddened And Angered' By Swastikas

    CROSS RIVER, N.Y. -- In a Friday statement, Katonah-Lewisboro Schools Superintendent Andrew Selesnick strongly condemned the carving of swastikas into a tree at John Jay High School. “As a District, we are saddened and angered by the appearance of symbols of hatred in our community,” Selesnick said. “When events such as these occur, it is important first and foremost to shine a light ...

  5. Clinton's Chappaqua Supporters Reorganize As Trump Takes Office

    Clinton's Chappaqua Supporters Reorganize As Trump Takes Office

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- A group of Chappaqua residents that supported local resident Hillary Clinton's unsuccessful presidential campaign is refocusing its efforts as Bedford estate owner Donald Trump is set to take office as the nation's 45th commander-in-chief.The group, formerly called Chappaqua Friends of Hillary (CFOH), announced Thursday that it has changed its named to ...

  6. Fundraiser Will Be Held To Help Mahopac Falls Family With Medical Costs

    Fundraiser Will Be Held To Help Mahopac Falls Family With Medical Costs

    MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. -- A fundraiser is being held on Saturday to help the family of Mahopac Falls resident Joe Sarlo pay for medical bills.Last summer, Sarlo "suffered a medical emergency" that "caused an unexpected financial hardship for him and his wife," an announcement for the gathering said.The fundraiser is scheduled to run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be ...

  7. New Castle OK's Building Permit For Conifer Housing Plan

    New Castle OK's Building Permit For Conifer Housing Plan

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- New Castle's building inspector approved a Phase I building permit for Conifer Realty's affordable-housing project, Supervisor Rob Greenstein announced in a report this week.The approval, Greenstein wrote, was granted on Dec. 29. The supervisor's report was also sent out in the town's email newsletter.Granting of the building permit marks one of the last major steps ...

  8. Cuomo's Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing At Stewart Airport

    Cuomo's Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing At Stewart Airport

    ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo had to make an emergency landing at Stewart Airport due to a malfunctioning helicopter, a spokesman announced in a statement on Wednesday."After delivering his final regional State of the State in Albany, Governor Cuomo was on a state police helicopter traveling back to New York City for meetings in the office," said James Allen, the ...

  9. New Castle Mulls Changing Town Name To Familiar One: Chappaqua

    New Castle Mulls Changing Town Name To Familiar One: Chappaqua

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Members of the New Castle Town Board are considering whether to make one of the biggest alterations to the municipality in its 291-year history: changing its official name to the Town of Chappaqua.While the town's name has been the same since its 18th-century founding, its name recognition has lagged far behind its hamlets, Chappaqua and Millwood, a point that isn't ...

  10. Lawsuit Claims Golden's Bridge Fire Department Caused Blaze At Own Building

    Lawsuit Claims Golden's Bridge Fire Department Caused Blaze At Own Building

    GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. -- A federal lawsuit is blaming the Golden's Bridge Fire Department for causing a 2014 fire that severely damaged its own firehouse. The lawsuit was filed late last month by Arch Insurance Company, which was acting "as a lawful contractual subrogee" of the Golden's Bridge Fire District.Although the fire department is the user of the building, it is owned ...

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