This Month's Winners & Losers



WINNERS

William A. Rinaldi

The Yonkers Police Department sergeant ended his career on a high note—retiring last year with a final annual income of $302,262.11—making him the highest-paid city official in 2010.

Kali Palmer

The 11 year old from Mount Vernon made it all the way through the first three rounds in the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee but fell short of enough points to secure a spot in the semifinals.

Janet Hasson

The publishing exec at the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News has been named president and publisher of the Journal News by its parent company, Gannett Co. Inc.

LOSERS

Mount Vernon teachers

In 2010 their salary remained flat—and their ranks were cut by about 3 percent—while principals’ salaries rose about 4 percent.

Eweline Lacwik

The Ossining resident—and nanny for an Irvington family—was arrested by Dobbs Ferry police for DUI after getting pulled over for driving drunk with her employer’s young children in the car. The DUI was upgraded to a felony charge under Leandra’s Law, which makes it a felony to drive while intoxicated if children are in the vehicle.

Robert Berwick

The Greenwich man was arrested by an off-duty Port Chester police officer after the cop observed him videotaping preschool children at Lyon Park from behind a bush—and after Berwick assaulted the officer with his camera. Berwick has a record of multiple arrests for voyeuristic behavior.