Letters to the Editor, February 2012



Our Fallen
I loved “100 Facts About Westchester.” However, when I got to number 100, I sucked in my breath. My son was in Iraq, and we were all anxiously waiting for him to come home. I wish you had honored those soldiers/marines by printing their names.
Connie Bricker, Yorktown

Editor’s Response: We’re glad your son returned safely. Our source for the count is a county website that lists the following service members who died, all  men:
CPL Bernard Gooden, Mount Vernon; SSGT Anthony Lagman, Yonkers; SPC Kevin Cuming, White Plains; SPC Michael Arciola, Elmsford; CWO2 David Ayala, Pelham; PFC Robert White, III, Peekskill; LCPL Efrain Sanchez, Jr., Port Chester; SGT Anthony Kalladeen, Purchase; SSG Kyu H. Chay, Chappaqua; SSG Courtney Hollinsworth, Yonkers; SGT Merlin German, Greenburgh; LCPL John Malone, Yonkers; CAPT Eric A. Jones, Pound Ridge; SPC Gifford Hurt, Yonkers; SPC David R. Fahey, Jr., Yorktown Heights; and SGT Edward J. Frank, II, Yonkers.

Good Deeds
El Centro Hispano is a non-profit that helped more than 16,000 Hispanics in  Westchester in 2010. Perhaps it could be included next year in “Good Deeds.”
Laurette Young
Director of Special Projects, El Centro Hispano
White Plains

Missed One Best Bar
In your January ’12 issue (which I read cover to cover), you didn’t mention the nicest bar of all, Benjamin Steakhouse.
Beezy Mitler, Hartsdale

No More Criminals, Please
Now that you have introduced our lovely neighbor Cecil Suwal (“Prison Break”), who paired up needy college students with charitable billionaires and now advises the rest of us on personal growth, why not extend this favor to other misunderstood neighbors? I’m sure the two registered sex offenders who moved to Bedford were merely introducing children to the pleasures of sex. And wasn’t David Berkowitz just helping to relieve overcrowding? We must have dozens of Westchesterites who have been unfairly persecuted. Let us hear from them.
Warren Bender, White Plains

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