WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Here's a look at last week's top stories from around Northern Westchester County.
- New York state officials on Tuesday released preliminary unemployment rates for February that show Lower Hudson Valley counties reflecting the overall drop in unemployment throughout the state compared to February 2015.
- A crowd of Bedford Central teachers held a rally in downtown Mount Kisco on Wednesday to demand that the state government roll back a recession-era program that withholds aid promised to school districts.
- Plans for a new landscaped 2.7-acre park in North Castle have been approved by the North Castle Planning Board.
- The Hudson Valley plays a key role in the engineering marvel that is the New York City water system, according to facts laid out by a recent report in The New York Times.
- Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton gave a rousing speech to more than 500 college students and other supporters on the campus of SUNY Purchase in Harrison Thursday.
- A Danbury, Conn., teenager has been apprehended in connection with a car-jacking attempt on Route 172 in Bedford on Sunday, March 27.
- A Mount Vernon tax preparer whose business, GenGen Inc., is alleged to have submitted false and fraudulent tax returns is facing 50 criminal charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
- Two 17-year-old Hendrick Hudson High School students were arrested on Wednesday, March 30 following a lengthy investigation into the theft and use of a stolen debit card, state police said.
- Westchester County Police arrested a homeless man on Sunday after he slashed another man with a box cutter in Kirby Plaza in Mount Kisco, according to Kieran O'Leary, public information officer for Westcheser County Police.
- Yorktown police have arrested a man and a woman on larceny charges, following an alleged shoplifting incident at a local Sears.
- A Westchester Supreme Court Judge issued a ruling Tuesday that the Peekskill Common Council acted beyond its authority in its passage of the 2016 Budget.
- A new Quinnipac University poll released Thursday shows that Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton have the home-court advantage with both leading their competitors in New York state primaries.
- Six Pleasantville Middle School eighth-graders were recognized for their entries in the 2016 Eighth-Grade Writing Contest, an annual event formerly sponsored by the Marmaduke Writing Factory and now under the aegis of published author Joe Wallace and The Village Bookstore.
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