Chappaqua's Top 10 Stories Of 2012

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Horace Greeley High School football captain Teddy Graves (at lecturn) was joined by teammates in support of coach Bill Tribou at a Board of Education meeting May 1.
Horace Greeley High School football captain Teddy Graves (at lecturn) was joined by teammates in support of coach Bill Tribou at a Board of Education meeting May 1. Photo Credit: Brian Marschhauser

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – The Chappaqua Daily Voice has been counting down to the new year by listing, in no particular order, the top 10 stories from 2012. Here is the list:

  • Residents were on the lookout for Academy Award-winner Ben Kinglsey over the summer when his film, "A Birder's Guide to Everything," shot scenes in Chappaqua.
  • A proposed affordable housing building called Chappaqua Station was quickly met with resistance from many residents.
  • The Chappaqua community rallied in April when long-time Horace Greeley High School football coach Bill Tribou was suddenly suspended by the district for reasons that were never disclosed.
  • In May, a behind-the-scenes initiative taken by residents and merchants to strengthen the local business district was officially revealed as the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce.
  • An anti-Israeli ad popped up at the Chappaqua Train Station in July. The billboard, titled "Palestinian Loss of Land ‒ 1946 to 2010," sparked passionate responses from residents and politicians, and even caught the attention of a group in California.
  • The Chappaqua Central Schools welcomed two new principals into the district in 2012.
  • A proposal to bring a grocery store to the Chappaqua Crossing campus received mixed reviews from residents.
  • The Chappaqua Turf Committee continued its push for a turf field at Horace Greeley High School.
  • A mosque proposed by the Upper Westchester Muslim Society was met with resistance from residents in New Castle.
  • Hurricane Sandy roughed up Chappaqua in October and left more than 5,000 households without power.
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