R5 This Month’s Winners & Losers


Harold Rosenbaum. The South Salem resident, the founder and artistic director of The New York Virtuoso Singers and The Canticum Novum Singers, won the ASCAP’s (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) Victor Herbert Award for his contributions and service.

Joseph J. DePaolo. The New Rochelle resident and president and CEO of Signature Bank was named Ernst & Young’s 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year in the financial services category. Under his leadership, the bank has grown, since its inception, from five employees and $50 million in assets 10 years ago to 650 employees and $10 billion in assets today.

Rye residents. After years of controversy, debate, and negotiations, the school district and teacher’s association agreed on the terms of a new six-year contract.

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Tenants in Westchester’s rent-regulated apartments. Over the fierce objections of county landlords, the Westchester Rent Guidelines Board voted for no rent increases for tenants renewing one- and two-year leases at roughly 30,000 rent-regulated apartments.


Gary Kriss. The disgraced former chief advisor to former Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman William Ryan was sentenced to a fine and restitution for theft of services for compelling county employees to perform work for his wife’s businesses.

Visitors to the New Rochelle Amtrak station. The conspicuous dearth of signage makes it nearly impossible for even Ivy-Leaguers with PhDs to locate the station (which, for other lost souls, also doubles as Metro-North’s New Rochelle station).

Kadiatou Fofana. The Massachusetts woman was arrested for driving on the Taconic while allegedly high on drugs with her two children, ages 12 and six. (Guess she never heard of Diane Schuler.)

New Rochelle taxpayers. They’re continuing to pay for crossing guards at nearly 18 intersections where kids no longer cross. (Hey, maybe they could direct people to the New Rochelle Amtrak/Metro-North Station?)

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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