This Month's Winners & Losers
Manhattanville College. The Purchase school opened its doors and its heart to a homeless teen who finished high school while living in a homeless shelter by offering him a full scholarship.
Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger. The local New Yorkers (Newberger lives in Yorktown Heights) behind Ironbound Films received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming for their documentary, The Linguists.
Rachel Schwartzman. The Pace Law School student was selected as one of 20 “Ms. JD” fellows for 2010, joining other rising law students from top law schools. The fellows were chosen from more than 300 applicants representing 75 schools, including law review editors-in-chief, published scholars, and future judicial clerks.
Vasken Demirjian. The hairstylist was awarded the top prize for “Best Salon Design,” at the NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards), held in Las Vegas—after being named “Salon of the Year” earlier this year by Salon Today Magazine—ranking within the top three salons in the nation.
Robert J. Perry. The Yorktown Heights man was charged with reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly steered his powerboat into a sailboat docked at the Cortlandt Yacht Club at 4 am. The occupants of the sailboat, who were asleep at the time, were not injured.
Westchester parents. They’re going to have to cough up more for daycare after budget cuts instituted by County Executive Rob Astorino have trimmed daycare subsidies and increased expected contribution rates for eligible families.
Valentine Guandique.The 29-year-old Port Chester resident was arrested for second-degree rape after allegedly having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl for a year.
The Westchester County Children’s Museum. Its plans to lease the historic bathhouses at Rye Playland from the county for $1 a year have been put on hold by the county as it looks for ways to fix its financial woes and close its budget deficit.
Jefferson Valley Mall customers and shopkeepers. The electricity, apparently for the third time this summer, went out in the mall, shutting down shops, a movie theater, restaurants, etc.