OSSINING, N.Y. - Here are a few of the top stories from this week in Ossining:
- Ossining’s Luis P. Xavier, a Con Edison gas mechanic, won what Con Edison considers to be its highest honor, the “Living Our Values” award .
- A report of a brush fire near the Taconic State Parkway slowed traffic near Ossining in Briarcliff Manor Tuesday afternoon, New York State Police said. Police received a report of a brush fire near the Taconic near Route 9A at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. While the response caused congestion, New York State Police confirmed that the brush fire was unfounded and no damage had been done in the area.
- Two recent incidents involving pets caused New Castle Police to send out an alert to residents about coyotes Monday, but the latest statistics on coyote reports to the Department of Enivronmental Conservation show that incidents in New York are on the decline. There were at total of 36 incidents reported to the DEC in 2012, down from 39 in 2011 and 80 in 2007, according to the latest reports released by the DEC.
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