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UPDATE: Pelham Manor Fire, Supervisor to Retire

PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. - The Daily Pelham is reflecting on which news stories mattered most this year. Here's a look at how the top 10 headlines of 2011 continue to affect Pelham residents:

A fire erupted in the kitchen of a Lawrence Place home on November 8 after a boy tried using the microwave to make macaroni and cheese . No one was injured in the blaze.

The accident started when the 11 or 12-year-old boy put the food into the microwave and left the room. When he returned, flames were shooting out of the now opened microwave door. The fire quickly spread to the rest of the kitchen.

He swiftly dialed 911 and left the house, for which he was later praised for by Chief Joseph Ruggiero of the Pelham Manor Fire Department.

“The kid did the right thing,” Ruggiero said. “The kid called 911 right away. He did a good job.”

The fire, which destroyed the kitchen, was under control within less than 15 minutes.

Another big news story in Pelham was Town Supervisor Joseph Solimine announcing he will retire after 22 years of service to the community.

Rebuplican Peter M. DiPaola Jr. won the November 8 election and will be taking over for Solimine.

Solimine, who presided over his last meeting on December 22, will continue to be active in the community.

DiPaola Jr. will be sworn in on January 1.

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