WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Here's a look at last week's top stories from around Northern Westchester County.
- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino pledged continued fiscal discipline and economic growth on Thursday evening, during his seventh State of the County address, which was delivered in the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains.
- The Yorktown school district is embracing social media and now has four Twitter accounts, including ones by Superintendent Ralph Napolitano, high school Principal Joseph DeGennaro and accounts for school alerts and for the district.
- Lakuan Rhyne, a 24-year-old Peekskill resident, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the sale of the fentanyl-laced heroin that killed Buchanan resident Thomas M. Coogan.
- Scarsdale crime boss Joseph DiNapoli, 80, is going to state prison in New Jersey following a police investigation that uncovered a multibillion-dollar criminal gambling enterprise.
- Blue Mountain Middle School's Destination Imagination team will compete in the DI Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn., in May.
- Sing Sing -- the famed prison that has housed the likes of spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, cannibal Hamilton Howard “Albert” Fish, and numerous fictitious felons -- is a point of pride for Ossining, according to a report by The New York Times.
- Lewisboro was named the safest community in America by security website Safewise.com.
- A rapidly moving brush fire threatened homes on David Road in Somers and burned several acres before firefighters were able to put it out Wednesday, according to local firefighters.
- Democrat Ali Boak announced Tuesday the launch of her campaign for state Senate, calling for tougher ethics laws, tax relief and a greater role for Westchester and Hudson Valley communities.
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