OSSINING, N.Y. -- Here are the top stories from Ossining this week.
- The percentage of students considered proficient in math and English language arts for grades three to eight was significantly lower in 2013 throughout New York state, including in Ossining schools, which came in below the state average. According to the state’s assessment tests, given to students in third- to eighth-grade, 41 percent of Westchester students were at grade level in ELA and 40 percent of county students were at grade level in math.
- Seven Westchester municipalities have been accused in a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report of having zoning laws that keep out and segregate low-income families. Croton-on-Hudson, Harrison, Lewisboro, the Town of Mamaroneck, the Town of Ossining, Pelham Manor and Pound Ridge were the seven municipalities named in the report recently released from federal Housing Monitor James Johnson.
- A controversial stationery store across the street from Ossining High School closed last week. No reason was given for the closure of C and R Stationery, 26 S. Highland Ave. The store had come under fire from community members for selling drug and tobacco paraphernalia across the street from the high school. While the store did not sell any actual cigarettes or drugs, it did sell e-cigarettes and water pipes.
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