Week in Review: Mourning Jason Reish; Blaze Destroys Empty Building

Some highlights for Pleasantville-Briarcliff Manor from the week of Oct. 1 — 7, 2012 on Patch.

After a 4-year-old was found dead in his Mamaroneck mother's home on Monday, he was identified as the son of Briarcliff Manor's Dr. Timoth Reish, Jason. Jason's mother, Manuela Maria Morgado, has been charged with her son's murder. In Mamaroneck court later in the week, Morgado was banned from contacting Reish and his family. Community members came out to pay their respects to the family in Briarcliff Manor and laid Jason to rest at a funeral service.

The attorneys for DJ Henry's parents has released a portion of a deopsition by a Mount Pleasant police officer, who said he fired at Pleasantville Police Officer Aaron Hess when he was on top of Henry's car.

No one was hurt when a reported lightning strike set a condemned Briarcliff Manor building on fire Thursday. Volunteers from several neighboring departments helped fight the fire in the maintenance building that was later demolished.

Mount Pleasant, Westchester County and New York State Republicans came together in the town this week to publicly ask for mandate relief to go along with the 2 percent tax cap.

U.S. Maj. Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, the first turbaned Sikh to serve in the army in about 30 years spoke with the Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor about his time served in Afghanistan.

The Village of Pleasantville announced on Friday that J.A. Henckels International has officially purchased the former MLA property from the Stop & Shop Company.

The AMVETS bridge on the Taconic State Parkway reopened this week, though some commuters complained traffic was worse than ever on the first day.

Town of Ossining supervisor Susanne Donnelly provided an update on municipal happenings to residents.

Three Briarcliff High School seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists based on their 2011 PSAT scores.

Town of Ossining officials discussed local road repairs and shared their different opinions on ways to address road going forward.

The Pace University women's basketball team lent a hand at the annual Tunnel to Towers run in lower NYC.

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