3-Year-Old Panagiotis Stephanides-Vacchino Dies after Suspected Beating

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old central New York boy who was believed to have been beaten by a belt by his mother and stepfather has died.

Seneca Falls Police say Panagiotis Stephanides-Vacchino was taken off life support Wednesday afternoon. The boy had been on life support since Sunday.

Police Chief Stuart Peenstra says the boy’s stepfather, Donald Bovio, called 911 Saturday and told first responders Peter had fallen down a flight of stairs at their Seneca Falls home.

Peter was taken to a Syracuse hospital, and Peenstra says doctors found his injuries were inconsistent with a fall.

Donald and Alison Bovio, both 38, have been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and reckless assault of a child among other charges.

Their lawyer could not immediately be found for comment.


ATHENS - A regulation in an omnibus bill will allow repatriated Greeks from Albania and the former Soviet Union to receive full national pensions, Labor and Social Protection Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said during a discussion in Greek Parliament on Tuesday.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


TNΗ’s Happenings of the Week by Eraklis Diamataris

NEW YORK – The National Herald’s Happenings of the Week as have been reported at the print and digital editions of TNH and presented by the TNH Editor Eraklis Diamataris.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.