TARRYTOWN, N.Y. - Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Irvington this week:
- Weighing in at 270 pounds and taking more than 150 man-hours to construct, the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester recently unveiled the largest gingerbread replica of Philipsburg Manor, the Hudson Valley landmark in Sleepy Hollow.
- The train that derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx was traveling at 82 miles per hour when it went over a curve, National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said at a press conference Monday afternoon at the Hampton Inn in Yonkers.
- Westchester County Police charged a teacher with rape in connection with two sexual encounters she had with a 16-year-old boy at a county park in Mount Vernon.
- There is no indication of any mechanical malfunction in the train, rails, or signal system involved the Metro-North Hudson Line derailment Sunday, which killed four and injured others, the NTSB announced Tuesday at a press conference at the Hampton Inn in Yonkers.