PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - Over the past year, The Daily Pleasantville received many great photographs to run with our stories, both from our reporters and readers. This is a list of the top five photos of 2011 that accented the articles for which they were associated with. All photos can be viewed in the photo gallery option below.
5) Pleasantville Police Investigate Robbery- Twin Jewelers, a local jewelry store on Wheeler Avenue in Pleasantville, was robbed in November by an unknown suspect. The man stole two engagement rings totaling over $8,000 in value. Later, Donald Jones of Yonkers was arrested as a suspect in the robbery. Reporter Jessica Glenza was able to capture a photo of the Pleasantville Police Department as they gathered and discussed the robbery.
4) Pleasantville High School Remembers 9/11- This September marked the ten year anniversary of the horrific attacks on September 11, 2001. Students from Pleasantville High School, many of which were too young to understand the attacks at the time, remembered all those that were lost that day by holding a ceremony on a sunny day outside of the school. Reporter Robert Michelin snapped this photo of the Pleasantville High Choir singing God Bless America in their memory.
3) Cuomo Signs Tax Cap Bill- Governor Cuomo paid a visit to Pleasantville in July to sign a monumental tax cap that would change the way municipalities and schools craft their budgets. The bill keeps the property tax levy from rising no more than two percent. This photo, taken by Robert Michelin, shows Cuomo signing the bill as he is surrounded by many county legislators.
2) Saw Mill River Parkway Flooded- During tropical storm Irene, many major roadways throughout Westchester were closed due to flooding. The Saw Mill River Parkway, notorious for flooding during rain storms, was one of them. This photo, taken by reporter Danny LoPriore from an overpass, shows the parkway completely engulfed in water following Irene.
1) DJ Henry One Year Anniversary Ceremony- The photograph, provided by Pace University, shows flags that were placed on campus in October in memory of DJ Henry. Henry, a former Pace student and football player, was tragically shot and killed in October of 2010 by a Pleasantville Police Officer. The flags were placed for the one year anniversary of this tragedy and display #12, Henrys number on the football team.
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