WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Here are some of the stories that topped the news in White Plains this week:
- Michael Kaplowitz (D – Somers) was elected chair of the Westchester County Board of Legislators by a wide margin, while his coalition colleague Jim Maisano (R – New Rochelle) was elected vice chair by a 9-to-8 vote Monday night.
- A White Plains resident has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for allegedly cheating an 89-year-old woman out of $7,900.
- White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach and Common Council members John Kirkpatrick, John Martin and Beth Smayda were sworn in at the Common Council meeting on the evening of Monday, Jan. 6.
- A federal grand jury in White Plains indicted Gregg Pierleoni with mail and wire fraud in connection with the embezzlement of $5.7 million from his former Larchmont employer, according to a statement released by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to legalize medical marijuana in New York and hinted heavily at a run for governor in a new interview with News 12.