WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Here's a look at last week's top stories from around Northern Westchester County.
- Admired Pleasantville musician/teacher Hercules Faranda, 90, was killed last Sunday when he was hit by a car outside of his Washington Avenue home.
- Several Westchester County Elementary Schools were rated in the top 100 in New York State, according to education website Niche.
- Laura Schaefer, a Briarcliff resident who grew up in Tarrytown, recently opened her new bookstore Scattered Books in Chappaqua.
- Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman has announced he will not seek reappointment as President of the university in June 2017.
- Yorktown Police charged a Tarrytown teen after he reportedly punched a school administrator in the face on Friday, Jan. 22 officials said.
- A Cortlandt Manor McDonald's has closed due to a grease fire, according to News 12 Westchester.
- The City of Peekskill's facilities manager has been suspended with pay two days after a break-in at the building department was reported.
- Two Yonkers men were indicted on charges stemming from a Bedford burglary that took place in April last year, according to Bedford Police.
- The families of two Westchester County men who were killed nearly a year ago when a Metro-North train slammed into an SUV near Valhalla say negligence on the part of local leaders and the rail company led to the deadly accident.