NORTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The following is a round-up of the top stories of the week for northern Westchester County.
- Chappaqua's school board is seeking to have Horace Greeley High School Assistant Principal Michael Taylor, who is suing the school district for alleged racial bias, undergo a mental-health evaluation.
- Mount Kisco officials are exploring the possibility of building additions for all three of the village's firehouses, which would be the biggest change for the buildings in recent history.
- Forget going to the Oscars; Gia’s Glam Gala was the glitziest and most prestigious event to be this past weekend … at least in Mount Pleasant.
- Bareburger, a popular fast-casual chain, will be taking over in the space on East Main Street in Mount Kisco that had been occupied for decades by Friendly's.
- A Westchester County neurologist was among six charged in a multi-million dollar health care fraud scheme that spanned more than a decade.
- A former Westchester County Community College men’s basketball coach has pleaded guilty to charges that he forged players’ transcripts to facilitate their transfers to four-year universities.
- The developer, architectural firm and construction company behind the Sutton Manor condominium complex are being sued by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for allegedly failing to provide access for handicapped people.
- Officials at the Peekskill Middle School received an early morning scare on Thursday, following a police investigation that resulted in a "suspicious individual" being taken into custody on trespassing charges.
- A former Fox Lane High School student who served time in jail over a car crash that killed his friend will speak at a forum for community members on teenage substance abuse.
- What was billed as an hour-long "Ask Astorino" Town Hall meeting Monday night turned into a two-hour display of public concern over immigration, climate change, hate crimes and deportation.
- As the finger pointing continues in Hollywood over the Oscar debacle, a Westchester native is taking his own heat for continuing to give his acceptance speech even after he knew his film, "La La Land," had been mistakenly named as the winner.
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