This Month's Winners and Losers: September 2012

-    Scarsdale and Harrison music students. Both towns, along with Putnam Valley, New York, were named the best communities for music education in the US by the NAMM foundation, a nonprofit organization advancing music and music education.
-    Infinity Repertory Theater. This Mount Kisco-based teen group traveled to Scotland last month to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
-    Uninsured Westchester residents. The county government has partnered with the ProAct Prescription Drug Discount program, which provides up to 70 percent discounts on prescription medications to uninsured or underinsured residents.

-    Rohan Wijetilaka. The Yonkers-based cardiologist and his office assistant/girlfriend were arrested for prescribing more than 2,000 prescription narcotics per month for patients he never treated.
-    Yonkers residents. According to a new financial forecast released by the mayor’s office, the city is on track to accumulate nearly half a billion dollars in budget deficits by 2016.
-    Southern Westchester BOCES taxpayers. According to published reports, taxpayers have been footing the bill for a BOCES superintendent who doesn’t exist—tax money has been allocated for the still-vacant position in the past two annual budgets.



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