MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Mount Pleasant and Valhalla last week:
- Mount Pleasant Supervisor Joan A. Maybury announced her resignation, citing a desire to "retire from public life" after 23 years.
- Crews were able to extinguish a brush fire at the Mount Pleasant Recycling Plant in Chappaqua on Tuesday, according to News 12 Westchester.
- Instead of being a victim of the recession Hawthorne resident Lisa DeRienzo started her own business, pumping new job opportunities into Westchester's economy.
- The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is warning residents about scam artists attempting to gain personal information by claiming victims are eligible for a tax rebate.
- Students from local and private schools across nine Westchester County towns were among 1,600 semifinalists chosen for the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship program, reports LoHud.com.