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Tom Auchterlonie

Community Reporter tauchterlonie@dailyvoice.com

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. 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 ...

  2. Swastikas Found On Tree At John Jay High School

    Swastikas Found On Tree At John Jay High School

    CROSS RIVER, N.Y. -- Swastika drawings and carvings were found on a tree at John Jay High School, according to multiple news reports, citing a letter to parents from Principal Steven Siciliano."I wish to reiterate that this is reprehensible and not tolerated at John Jay High School or anywhere in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District," Siciliano was quoted as writing on ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lewisboro Elementary Swastika Graffiti Suspects Are Local Students

    Lewisboro Elementary Swastika Graffiti Suspects Are Local Students

    SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Three individuals who are accused of painting graffiti that included swastikas onto playground equipment at the shuttered Lewisboro Elementary School are students in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District, according to Superintendent Andrew SelesnickThe superintendent confirmed the suspects' statuses in an email that was sent out to parents on Thursday.New York State ...

  5. Firefighters Put Out Blaze In Downtown Chappaqua

    Firefighters Put Out Blaze In Downtown Chappaqua

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Firefighters put out a blaze that consumed a garbage truck in front of Robert E. Bell Middle School early Wednesday morning, according to the Chappaqua Fire Department.The middle school is right in Chappaqua's downtown.The fire department notes that it was dispatched at around 5 a.m., and when chiefs arrived on scene, "the garbage truck was found fully involved ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Katonah Chamber Holding 8th-Annual 'Chili Night'

    Katonah Chamber Holding 8th-Annual 'Chili Night'

    KATONAH, N.Y. -- The Katonah Chamber of Commerce invites community members to attend its 8th-annual "Chili Night," which will feature several flavors of chili and live music.The gathering is set for Feb. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be held at the Katonah Village Library. Admission for the event is $20 per person if purchased in advance, with a $25 rate if bought at the ...

  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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