Town Watch



Croton on Hudson—A student survey recently conducted at Croton-Harmon High School revealed that nearly 33 percent of 11th-graders admitted to using marijuana recently—compared to a national average of 17.5 percent.

Yonkers—Two local development agencies have devised a list of 18 properties they wish to acquire as part of the city’s ongoing efforts to redevelop and revitalize its downtown. The proposal includes plans to uncover the Saw Mill River and build a new headquarters for the Yonkers Fire Department.

Port Chester—Local officials are warning residents about sweepstakes scams after an 18-year-old resident sent a check for nearly $1,000 to Canada to pay taxes on a bogus sweepstakes she was notified by mail that she “won.”

Rye—A $4,000 sculpture of a large ceramic head mysteriously vanished from Rye Town Park. The work was bolted to the ground.

New Rochelle—The president of Iona College acknowledged that more than $800,000 had been stolen from the school over the past 10 years, but that most of the embezzled funds have since been recovered.