This Month's Winners & Losers



Kelli Bickman. The Peekskill artist was chosen as one of four finalists by the MTA for its Arts for Transit program to create art for the Port Chester train station. Bickman and her co-finalists were chosen from more than 200 applicants.

Mamaroneck residents. Mamaroneck’s schools superintendent reversed plans to cut funding for the district’s after-school community theater programs.

J-K Prosthetics and Orthotics. The Mount Vernon company is sending a care package of prosthetic limbs and devices to help as many as 200 people in Haiti who were maimed by the earthquake in January.


Anthony Vassell. The patient-care technician at Westchester Medical Center is accused of stealing a patient’s credit cards while he lay dying in the ER, and going on a subsequent shopping spree at Bloomingdale’s, Armani Exchange, and Best Buy.

Jose V. Paccha. The Sleepy Hollow resident allegedly bit off his brother-in-law’s right ear during a family squabble.

Residents of Ardsley, Bronxville, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Hastings-on-Hudson, New Rochelle, Pelham, Pelham Manor, and Tuckahoe. United Water New Rochelle is planning a 55-percent rate hike for water service in these nine communities.



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