This Month’s Winners and Losers, June 2012


Kevin Puts. The Yonkers resident won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his first opera, “Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts,” about the Christmas cease-fire during World War I.

Yonkers students. The city school district’s new proposed budget is the first one in five years to not include any teacher layoffs.

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Jack. The six-year-old pit bull who was rescued from a dog fighting ring in Yonkers six months ago, has been nursed back to health and led the 2.5 mile pet and family walk at the annual SPCA Walkathon and Pet Fair in Yorktown.


Cross-Hudson commuters. The federal government rejected New York State’s request for a $2 billion loan to finance the replacement bridge for the Tappan Zee.

Donna Rubino. The director of patient accounts at Four Winds Hospital in Cross River was arrested for stealing more than $40,000 from the psychiatric facility through falsifying records.

Westchester residents who breathe. Both Westchester and Putnam counties scored failing grades in the American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report, for their exceedingly high ozone levels.

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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