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School Board Harassment Case Moves North

Trial pitting trustee vs. trustee on a second-degree pushing rap is now set for May in Lewisboro.

Accused , Briarcliff Manor school board member Sal Maglietta is now scheduled for trial this May in Lewisboro.

Maglietta January 6 in on a second-degree harassment charge , a fellow school board member. She lodged the complaint against Maglietta two days after last year’s school board election, saying he had pushed her arm and shoulder at on the evening of May 17, 2011.

Maglietta, 57, appeared Monday in Lewisboro Town Court on the charge, which is a violation but not a crime. The case was referred to that northern Westchester jurisdiction after Maglietta asked Village Court Justice Fred Weinstein in January , citing a potential conflict of interest.

In 2005, when an open vote sponsored by the People's Caucus of Briarcliff Manor renominated Weinstein, Ranno was a member of the Caucus’ executive committee. She has since stepped down. In Lewisboro Monday, Maglietta listened quietly as Judge Sue Simon set trial for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30.

Maglietta remains bound by a temporary order of protection, which runs through May and directs him to stay away from Ranno and avoid any communication. Both continue to serve on the school board.

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to clarify Ranno's involvement with the People's Caucus of Briarcliff Manor.

McKey Rivers March 21, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Good move by Sal to delay the trial until after the announcement of the YMCA award. There's no way a jury (or the Judge) is going to believe the Man of the Year engaged in any bad behavior toward Mrs. Ranno.
David Fisher March 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Ms./Mr. Rivers - Again, I wonder, who are you? Again, many of us have been following your comments but do not know who you are. You are very interested in our schools and particularly interested in making any negative comment you can about Mr. Maglietta. Unfortunately, as you may remember, election-time antics have caused the supporters of some candidates to use false names and email addresses in an unethical attempt to promote their candidates and disparage others.
McKey Rivers March 22, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Mr. Fisher, I am a resident of Briarcliff but not an ally or supporter of any particular candidate or group. I pay a lot of money in school taxes and feel very strongly that school children receive the best possible education within the resources available. I do not intentionally target any Board member for criticism but I do feel that Mr. Maglietta is compromised based on his seeking and accepting the endorsement of the teachers union when he first ran for school board. I feel that Mr. Maglietta and others of his group too often seek to obstruct Board action only because the action was initiated and proposed by the current Board majority. By the way, will Jan be running for School Board? I think she would make an excellent trustee.

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