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Port Chester's Top Ten Stories of 2011

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - As we turn the page of 2011, the Daily Port Chester is looking back, in no particular order, at the top ten stories of the past year. Be on the lookout   as we recap and update the top stories in Port Chester in 2011.

Hurricane Irene Strikes Port Chester

Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on most of the Eastern seaboard in late August, knocking out power and causing millions of dollars in damages. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency before the storm even hit.

Port Chester Remembers 9/11

A crowd gathered at Lyon Park on the tenth year anniversary of the terrorist attacks that shook our nation to its core. It was a day of tribute, community, and reflection.

Edison School Principal Leaves After 15 Years

Dr. Ellen Santiago arrived at the Edison School in 1996 and has since "transformed" the school and its students. Santiago is responsible for partnering the school with Manhattanville College, provding medical care to students, and offering English lessons to parents.

Port Chester Welcomes a New Superintendent

After an eight month long search, the Board of Education of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Union Free School District appointed Dr. Edward A. Kliszus as the new Superintendent of Schools.

Woman Dies in I-95 Crash in Port Chester

Former Larchmont resident Adele Mancuso was killed driving on I-95 in Port Chester when the two rear tires of a tractor-trailer came off and crashed into her vehicle in late August. Mancuso's mother, Constance Casalina, was in the passenger seat and received minor injuries.

United States Sues Port Chester School District

The United States filed a civil law suit against the Port Chester School District on July 22nd for gender and pregnancy discrimination against former employee Patricia Bevilacqua.

Port Chester Man Murdered

Anthony Guglielmo was stabbed to death on the morning of September 12th in his home. Although the investigation is ongoing, Guglielmo's 14-year-old daughter was identified as a "person of interest" by the police department.

The Halloween Snowstorm

Trick or snow? The Halloween snowstorm left many Westchester and Connecticut residents without power for days, and Port Chester was no different. Over 58,000 Westchester residents lost power, some of which were right here in Port Chester.

Adoption of Sluice Gate Dam

The Village of Rye Brook approved an $2.2 million inter-municipal agreement with the City of Rye to construct a sluice gate at the Bowman Avenue Dam, which is owned by the City of Rye, to help reduce flooding.

Port Chester Schools Test Below Average

Students in the Port Chester School District tested below the county average in 2011. Across the state, 64 percent of students tested at proficiency or higher for ELA and 70.1 percent for math. Port Chester averaged 57.5 percent for ELA and 60.3 for Math. Blind Brook schools averaged 82.6 percent for ELA and 89.1 for Math.

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