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This Month's Winners & Losers



PepsiCo and IBM. The two Westchester-based businesses were named among the nation’s best companies for multicultural women to work in by Working Mother magazine.

Westchester Community College, for graduating its largest class ever—1,392 students.

Madlyn Primoff. Child endangerment charges against the Scarsdale working mother were dismissed after she was arrested for allegedly abandoning her daughters, ages 10 and 12.

Cynthia Lynch. The daughter of Buchanan Mayor Al Donahue withdrew her acceptance of a $71,000-a-year typing job for the Village of Buchanan that her father offered her without interviewing any other candidates.


Al Donahue. When asked about the issue of nepotism surrounding the hiring of his daughter (see above), the Buchanan mayor was quoted by the Journal News as saying, “Everybody’s related to someone.”

Edwin Garcia and Harlen Baez. The two Bronx residents were arrested by Westchester County police for drag racing on the Bronx River Parkway—with their young children in the back seats of their cars.

Jonny Gonzalez-Rosario. The Peekskill resident-turned-international fugitive was apprehended in Puerto Rico by federal agents after fleeing the county for allegedly stealing $20,000 from his employer in 2008.

Rory Bellantoni. The Westchester County judge is resigning from the bench after six years because his $136,700 a year job “doesn’t pay enough.”