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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.

Tom Auchterlonie's Contributions

  1. Vista Firefighters Welcome Community With Open House, Pancake Breakfast

    Vista Firefighters Welcome Community With Open House, Pancake Breakfast

    VISTA, N.Y. — As a grand finale to 2016's Fire Prevention Week, the Vista Fire Department opened its doors and its hearts to its neighbors and friends earlier this month. "We try to take every opportunity to reach out to the community," said Chief Jeffrey Peck. "We attend various functions as guests, and now it's our turn to entertain."By 9:00 a.m. dozens of people ...

  2. Croton Falls Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary Holds Penny Social

    Croton Falls Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary Holds Penny Social

    CROTON FALLS, N.Y. — The place to be on Saturday night was the new Croton Falls Firehouse where the Ladies Auxiliary held its annual Penny Social.Treasurer Kathy Magnuson, a 55-year member of the Auxiliary, said that nowadays there are not as many members as there used to be, but they still see a few fresh faces every year.One of the new members is Croton Falls native Monique Senese who ...

  3. 'Mr. Mount Kisco,' Former Mayor Henry V. Kensing Dies

    'Mr. Mount Kisco,' Former Mayor Henry V. Kensing Dies

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Henry V. "Hank" Kensing, a stalwart figure in Mount Kisco whose public life including serving as village mayor and as village justice, died on Monday. He was 83.The confirmation of Kensing's death was posted by Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home. Obituary details have yet to be posted.Kensing has been a prominent fixture in the village for decades - he continued ...

  4. Firefighters Battle Cornfield Blaze At Dutchess Farm

    Firefighters Battle Cornfield Blaze At Dutchess Farm

    NORTH EAST, N.Y. -- Firefighters from Dutchess, Columbia and Litchfield counties were on scene to fight a blaze that consumed about 75 acres of corn fields at Willowbrook Farm in North East, according to Millerton Fire Chief Keith Roger.The corn had already been chopped down from the field, Roger explained, which is roughly 300 acres in total. Roger attributed the fire to farming ...

  5. Police Called As Chappaqua School Board Halts Meeting Over Outburst

    Police Called As Chappaqua School Board Halts Meeting Over Outburst

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The Chappaqua school board temporarily stopped its meeting on Tuesday night after a local critic repeatedly interrupted a board member's remarks.The critic is Will Wedge, who has blasted the school district for its handling of the sex-abuse allegations surrounding former Horace Greeley High School drama teacher Christopher Schraufnagel. Previous coverage of ...

  6. Westchester Deli Shooting Suspect Is Formally Indicted

    Westchester Deli Shooting Suspect Is Formally Indicted

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The suspect in the August shooting in front of a prominent Chappaqua deli has been indicted in connection with the incident, according to the Westchester County District Attorney's office.Hengjun Chao, a 49-year-old resident of Tuckahoe, was arraigned today in connection with the indictment, the announcement adds. He was charged with one count of second-degree ...

  7. Daily Voice Leaders: North Salem's Lucas Talks Colley Death, Fighting Drugs

    Daily Voice Leaders: North Salem's Lucas Talks Colley Death, Fighting Drugs

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Last November's unsolved death of longtime North Salem resident and socialite Lois Colley shook the community, according to Supervisor Warren Lucas.Lucas, who called Colley's death a "tragedy," recalled that the police presence was boosted in its aftermath because residents were scared.“I hope and pray for the family every time I think about it,” said ...

  8. Home-Health Aide Accused Of Stealing Money From Elderly Pound Ridge Patient

    Home-Health Aide Accused Of Stealing Money From Elderly Pound Ridge Patient

    POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- A woman who served as a home-health aide to an elderly Pound Ridge man is accused of using his debit card to take money and in cashing forged checks, police announced.The woman, 39-year-old Arlene Kalphat, is a resident of Waterbury, Conn., police said. She was arrested and charged with third-degree grand larceny and second-degree forgery, both of which are ...

  9. Somerfields, A Longtime Mainstay In Somers, Abruptly Closes

    Somerfields, A Longtime Mainstay In Somers, Abruptly Closes

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- Somerfields Restaurant, a major eatery in the heart of Somers, has closed its doors after more than two decades in business.A notice posted at the restaurant's entrance announced the closure and thanked customers for more than 20 years of business.Meanwhile, Somerfields' website and its Facebook page have each been taken down.Mike DeSimone, owner of Somerfields, declined ...

  10. Chappaqua's Sex-Abuse Report Shows Teacher Went From Denial To Silence

    Chappaqua's Sex-Abuse Report Shows Teacher Went From Denial To Silence

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- A newly released internal report from the Chappaqua Central School District covering alleged student sexual abuse shows that then-Horace Greeley High School drama teacher Christopher Schraufnagel initially denied having "inappropriate" contact before declining to comment at a followup meeting.The sex-abuse report was obtained by Daily Voice in response to ...

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