CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – The Chappaqua Daily Voice has been counting down to the new year by listing, in no particular order, the top 10 stories from 2012. Here is the list:
- Residents were on the lookout for Academy Award-winner Ben Kinglsey over the summer when his film, "A Birder's Guide to Everything," shot scenes in Chappaqua.
- A proposed affordable housing building called Chappaqua Station was quickly met with resistance from many residents.
- The Chappaqua community rallied in April when long-time Horace Greeley High School football coach Bill Tribou was suddenly suspended by the district for reasons that were never disclosed.
- In May, a behind-the-scenes initiative taken by residents and merchants to strengthen the local business district was officially revealed as the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce.
- An anti-Israeli ad popped up at the Chappaqua Train Station in July. The billboard, titled "Palestinian Loss of Land ? 1946 to 2010," sparked passionate responses from residents and politicians, and even caught the attention of a group in California.
- The Chappaqua Central Schools welcomed two new principals into the district in 2012.
- A proposal to bring a grocery store to the Chappaqua Crossing campus received mixed reviews from residents.
- The Chappaqua Turf Committee continued its push for a turf field at Horace Greeley High School.
- A mosque proposed by the Upper Westchester Muslim Society was met with resistance from residents in New Castle.
- Hurricane Sandy roughed up Chappaqua in October and left more than 5,000 households without power.
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