Here's a look at last week’s top stories around Southern Westchester New York.
- Sleepy Hollow High School Principal Carol Conklin-Spillane was among New York education officials, teachers, parents and state representatives named to a Common Core Task Force .
- Hurricane Joaquin was a mere mention on news stations early last week but that didn’t stop preparations from Jeanette Gisbert, deputy executive director of Volunteer New York!, a nonprofit agency based in Tarrytown.
- How many times can a 100th birthday be celebrated ? Hastings-on-Hudson resident Frances Schweiger celebrates it as often as possible.
- White Plains native and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is among the wealthiest Westchester natives, with a net worth of $40.3 billion.
- The off-duty New York City police officer from Yonkers who were charged with shooting a pair of New Rochelle residents near Pelham last year, pled guilty to the entire five-charge indictment .
- Artist Nicole Eisenman of Scarsdale is one of the 23 exceptional artists to receive the 2015 MacArthur Foundation Fellow's Program "genius grants."
- A man was pulled from his burning car Wednesday morning by a Bronx couple who witnessed the accident in Ardsley.
- Village Lutheran Church and the Chapel School completed its month-long school supply drive for Syrian children .
- "Scared by the Sound" returned to Rye Playland over the weekend.
- New Rochelle High School students were briefly evacuated following a bomb threat .
- After years of delays, debate, public outcries and citywide frustration, construction has begun in earnest at the Memorial Field Tennis Center in Mount Vernon.
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