NORTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The following is a roundup of the top stories of the week for northern Westchester County
- A coyote that attacked several people in Ossining this week did have rabies, tests by the Westchester County Department of Health confirmed Friday. Two residents of Mystic Pointe, a gated community off Route 9, were bitten while they were out walking their dogs.
- It didn't take long for the historic feat of the 2016 Somers High School football team to be celebrated in town, and there's more to come, with a parade planned for Saturday, Dec. 10.
- Twenty-six Westchester County school districts are among the 100 best in New York, according to brand-new 2017 rankings just released by the education website Niche.
- Commuters should be prepared for lane closures and slow downs on Interstate 684 southbound on Monday, Dec. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 6, for road maintenance, according to the New York Department of Transportation.
- A state trooper from the Hawthorne barracks was struck by an impaired driver while investigating a motor-vehicle crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway on Thursday at approximately 4:40 p.m. in Mount Pleasant.
- Authorities continue to search for an alleged assailant following an incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, the largest county park, and are asking for the public's help in providing possible tips.
- A New York Department of Environmental Conservation officer is in stable condition at a local hospital after he was shot by a hunter who mistook him for a deer in Pine Plains on Tuesday while new details have emerged regarding the incident.
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