This Month’s Winners and Losers, July 2012



WINNERS

•  Tao Porchon Lynch. The White Plains resident was recently designated by Guinness World Records as the oldest living yoga teacher in the world—at the tender age of 93. (For a profile, see our November 2011 issue..)

Jeremy D. Billig. The 30-year-old Larchmont resident and engineer was selected by Structural Engineer magazine as a national 2012 Rising Star. Billig is the second youngest engineer ever to be selected.

Westchester Community College. The school graduated the second largest class in its history—1,604 students.

Emily Rosenfeld. The 8-year-old Scarsdale resident and actress has been cast as Molly in the upcoming Broadway revival of Annie, beating out more than 5,000 hopefuls.

LOSERS

Westchester County Airport. It stands to lose an estimated $1.5 million next year from decreased passenger volume because of airline AirTran’s decision to vacate the airport and reroute its flights elsewhere.

Calvin Lipscomb. The Mount Vernon teenager was arrested by Yonkers police for the armed robbery of a Chinese food deliveryman. Police identified Lipscomb by following a trail of Chinese food he had dropped outside on his way up  to a friend’s third floor Yonkers apartment.

Port Chester. The village lost its appeal on a $3 million verdict awarded to two property owners whose North Main Street property was seized to build a Walgreens. The appellate court also found the village liable for payment of interest on the unpaid sum and the property owners’ legal fees.

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