This Month's Winner's and Losers

WINNERS

James Patterson. The popular author and Briarcliff Manor resident kicked off his new national campaign to promote child literacy with a presentation at the Ossining Public Library.

County jet-setters. The county airport began offering its first international flights when carrier JetBlue began daily nonstop service to the Bahamas.

Westchester County government. Its credit rating was recently reaffirmed as a triple-A, the highest possible score, ensuring that its bonds will continue to be sold at the most competitive interest rates possible.

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LOSERS

County taxpayers. A new report reveals that Westchester’s legislators spent nearly $40,000 on catered meals, travel, and cellphone expenses in 2010.

Lauren Jackson. The teenage college student from Yonkers was arrested for dumping a vat of chili(!) on a display of panties at the White Plains Victoria’s Secret.

Danny Schuler. The widower of the “Taconic Wrong-Way Driver,” Diane Schuler, is now suing his wife’s brother, Warren Hance. Hance’s three daughters were among the eight people killed when a reportedly drunk and high Diane Schuler drove the wrong way on the Taconic Parkway in 2009, but he’s now being sued by his brother-in-law, because it was his car in the fatal crash.

Our Best of Westchester Party is July 24!

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!

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