WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Here's a look at last week's top stories from around Northern Westchester County.
- The MTA released updated information on the Wednesday afternoon crash involving a northbound Metro-North train and an unoccupied, disabled vehicle at the Green Lane crossing in Bedford Hills.
- A South Salem man reported seeing a large black bear in his backyard on Wednesday, according to Lewisboro police.
- Katonah-Lewisboro school district voters will be asked to decide on a contested school board race next month, as four candidates run for three seats.
- Daily Voice asked, and readers answered: the Best Coffee in Westchester belongs to Hayfields Market in North Salem, winner of the most recent DVLicious contest.
- A total of 12 high schools from Westchester County were ranked among the Top 50 schools in New York state in the Washington Post's list of America’s most challenging.
- The Spartans defeated Old School Football in the finals of the 2016 Apar Pro Bowl in Yorktown on April 3.
- Daily Voice Managing Editor Joe Lombardi is launching a new initiative in Westchester County that will get more local news to residents in a timely manner.
- Columbus Avenue was closed to motorists on Thursday morning after a report of a suspicious package at Rose Hill Shopping Center in Thornwood.
- Authorities in Bergen County, N.J., have filed charges against a former Westchester pet shop owner and his brother, who they said kept 67 dogs crated overnight in a van outside the Paramus Just Pups store, Daily Voice has confirmed.
- Five communities in Westchester County were ranked among the 100 safest in America, according to security website Safewise.
- White Plains police have charged a 21-year-old city man with killing the former Peekskill man who shot and wounded him in 2011.
- John Jay High School in Cross River has launched a digital newspaper managed by student editors, writers and photographers.
- An elderly man was hit by a car recently in the parking lot of a pharmacy in Croton-on-Hudson, emergency medical officials said.
- Aimee Stark, also known as Aimee Forman, 41, of Mount Kisco was arraigned Thursday on a 40-count indictment charging her with crimes related to stealing the identities of two licensed teachers to continue to work as an in-home provider of services to special needs children.
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