WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Here's a look at last week's top stories from around Northern Westchester County.
- Sister Barbara Heil, a woman who had been part of Kennedy Catholic High School's faculty since its start nearly half a century ago, was mourned on Wednesday following her untimely death in a car collision.
- A woman from South Salem pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony vehicular assault, DWI and other charges after she crashed into a vehicle driven by a man on the Saw Mill Parkway in New Castle.
- History students at Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak received a visit to the school by World War II veteran Dave Mann.
- Elected officials and concerned citizens called for the halt of construction on the proposed Spectra Algonquin pipeline pending an independent study of the pipeline's potential impacts.
- Pound Ridge resident Forrest T. Rainford, 24, is facing felony drug charges after New York State Police stopped the car he was driving on Route 22 in Southeast for a loud exhaust on March 3, police said.
- New York State Police from East Fishkill have charged a 23-year-old man from Danbury, Conn., with driving while intoxicated.
- Overtime spending by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority rose 11 percent in 2015, making it possible for hundreds of employees to double their pay, according to payroll records added Wednesday to SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s government transparency website.
- The often-contentious presidential primary race came close to home last week as Republican front-runner Donald Trump had to backpedal again on a controversial endorsement, this time from a so-called Sandy Hook "truther," according to the CT Post.
- Peekskill Police said they are seeking the public's help to identify three people who are suspects in a recent motor vehicle theft.
- Billionaire business magnate and former New York City Mayor and Westchester estate owner Michael Bloomberg said late Monday he has decided not to launch a third-party presidential campaign in 2016.
- Briarcliff High School’s 2015 yearbook, The Bruin, has earned recognition from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association -- garnering the Gold Medalist Award.
- Pleasantville Middle School teams entered the Lower Hudson Regional Science Olympiad competition and won a first-place trophy and 19 medals overall.
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