RYE, N.Y. -- Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Rye this week:
- The Town of Rye is making progress in outsourcing of management work of Rye Town Park through a public-private partnership.
- Thirteen Rye Country Day School seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
- Police have arrested the man who escaped custody at the Harrison train station Wednesday night.
- Westchester is dealing with first government shutdown in 17 years after Congress failed to agree on a spending plan. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a spending bill that denies money for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Westchester residents are now dealing with a federal government shutdown and its ramifications for the first time in 17 years.