Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 10/22/14: 23 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1)  Astorino: "New York Playing Russian Roulette with Public Health Safety"

2) Press Release - Town of Ossining and Village of Ossining Agree on Terms for Police Services

3) National Review Calls Out Carolyn Maloney for Refusing to Debate

4) Astorino/Moss Empowerment & Opportunity Plan Released

5) Contrast

6) ADVISORY** New York State’s Largest Nurses Union to Endorse Westchester Candidates for 2014 Election; Wed Oct 22nd

7) Saving Taxpayers $100K

8) State Legislators and Citizens Union Urge Yes Vote on November 4th Ballot to Constitutional Amendments

9) Di iorio Confronts Maloney About Refusal to Debate

10) Breaking: Dept. of Homeland Security Forsakes New York

11) Lalor: No More Tax Dollars for Metropolitan Opera's Anti-Semitic, Pro-Terror Propaganda

12) New NYGOP TV ad: "Failed"

13) Westchester County Senior Law Day - Wednesday, October 29th

14) NYGOP Sends Eric Schneiderman Free Drug Test

15) Nick Di iorio Releases New Bio Ad "Spent Time"

16) Lalor Asks, "What Does Cuomo Say About Tax Dollars for The Met and Pro-Terror Opera?"

17) Cuomo fails to respond to campaign finance complaint

18) Canine Kindergarten coming to Yorktown

19) PRESS RELEASE] Yonkers Council: Dillon won't let us down, but Albany has

20) The Bob Meyer Trio @ The Green Growler in Croton-on-Hudson, NY This Sat. Oct. 25th @ 8PM

21) Frank Vernuccio: American Disintegration: Part 1: The Economy

22) Frank Vernuccio:  THE COLLAPSE OF U.S. DIPLOMACY
 


23) Frank Vernuccio: AMERICAN DISINTEGRATION: THE TIES THAT NO LONGER BIND     

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Contact:  Jessica Proud, 914-438-5325 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASTORINO: PRESIDENT OBAMA, GOV. CUOMO MUST ACT ON
NEW YORK AIRPORT EBOLA THREAT

 "We are Playing Russian Roulette with Public Safety"
 
NEW YORK--OCT. 20..."President Obama is playing Russian Roulette with the health of millions of New York metropolitan area residents in allowing passengers from Ebola stricken nations to continue streaming into JFK and Newark airports," Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino today charged.
 
New York area airports are the key entry point into the United States for travelers coming from Ebola stricken nations.  An estimated 150 airline passengers from West Africa enter the U.S. every through JFK alone.

Mr. Astorino, has been calling for a halt to air travel from Ebola stricken nations into New York area airports for two weeks, and last week called on Governor Cuomo to find a way to act if President Obama will not. After initially scoffing at Mr. Astorino's call, Mr. Cuomo yesterday said that an air travel ban is something "we should seriously consider."
 
"Every day that we delay halting air travel, we put the U. S. general public at greater risk of an Ebola outbreak," Mr. Astorino said. "Governor Cuomo has a responsibility to act if President Obama will not.  It's not enough to say 'my hands are tied' where public health is concerned. That's not leadership."
 
The CDC released a report last week specifically warning New York City about Ebola arriving in the area via passengers from JFK and Newark.
 
"America is doing more than any nation on earth to provide medical assistance to fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa," Mr. Astorino said. "But we also have to apply common sense here at home. Ebola cases are growing exponentially in West Africa, and allowing travelers from those nations to potentially bring Ebola here is madness. We must take an all-of-the-above approach to limiting U.S. exposure to this terrible virus."

 
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On Monday, October 20, 2014 5:54 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:

Town of Ossining and Village of Ossining
Agree on Terms for Police Services
** Press Conference Tuesday October 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM **
Ossining Village and Town Hall
16 Croton Ave, Ossining NY 10562
Ossining, NY (October 20, 2014) – The Town and Village of Ossining are proud to announce that after careful research, due diligence, and extensive negotiations, the Town of Ossining and the Village of Ossining have agreed on Agreement terms for the Village of Ossining to provide police services to the Unincorporated Area of the Town for the term commencing January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2018.
The Town is currently completing a four-year contract for the provision of police services by the Westchester County Police.  During the term of this Agreement, the County Police have been highly professional and attentive to the residents and commercial property owners of the Unincorporated Area and the Town wants to take this opportunity to thank each and every officer in the ranks of the Westchester County Public Safety for their commitment to the Unincorporated Area of the Town of Ossining.
For the period commencing January 1, 2015, the Town has determined to contract with the Village of Ossining for police services.  This was certainly not an easy decision, but one that was arrived at after much deliberation and consideration. Cost of the contract was but one factor; among others considered were the professionalism of the Ossining Police Department, as well as the contiguity of OPD to the Unconsolidated Town area, and the already established relationship of the Ossining Police with the Ossining Union Free School District, its school facilities and students.
Following the opening of the response to the Town RFP for police services in July, The Town met with both respondents multiple times while they did their due diligence concerning the information provided in the RFP.  The Town of Ossining determined to move ahead with negotiations with the Village of Ossining.  The Town and Village administrations and its Board Liaisons, and the Village of Ossining Police Department have had a series of meetings and discussions to elaborate on the services to be provided and to answer questions and concerns raised.  All parties had an opportunity to learn a great deal about the provision of police services, including the scheduling of officers and coverage that will be provided the Town. The final Agreement covers in detail all the expectations of the Town in relation to these services.
The Town and Village take this responsibility in furtherance of the health, safety and welfare of its residents extremely seriously, and look forward to working together for the success of this Agreement.  In addition to providing police service to the Town, the Ossining Police will be in continuous contact with Town representatives to ensure good communication important to the success of this agreement, and will provide regular reports and opportunities for official and resident input.
The Town will vote on the contract at a Special Meeting as part of their Work Session on Tuesday October 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM and the Village will vote on the contract on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at a Special Meeting as part of their Work Session at 7:30 PM. Both Boards will be meeting on their respective nights at 16 Croton Ave 1st Floor Board Room.
For more information on the Town and Village of Ossining’s contract terms for police services, please call 914-941-3554 (Village Manager’s Office) or 914-762-6001 (Town of Ossining Supervisor’s Office), email Richard Leins (rleins@villageofossining.org) or Susanne Donnelly (sdonnelly@townofossining.com), or visit www.villageofossining.org or www.townofossining.com.
The Village and Town of Ossining is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Press Contact:
Kelly Lee
Co-Communications
914-666-0066
kelly@cocommunications.com
 
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On Monday, October 20, 2014 10:55 PM, Nick for New York wrote:


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Friends,
It's no secret that Rep. Carolyn Maloney has refused to debate me.  Today, the National Review called her out:
Said Di Iorio in a statement, "Simply running out the clock in the hopes that her money and her incumbency protects her is not acceptable." But that seems to be Maloney's strategy. Is that an indication of the type of courage Maloney can be expected to demonstrate if she wins another term?
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Note: New York State gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino today released his comprehensive Empowerment & Opportunity Plan for New York alongside Bronx Democratic State Senator Ruben Diaz. The Empowerment & Opportunity Plan (below) will create opportunities in inner city environments throughout New York State and help address stubborn poverty rates in those communities.  Mr. Astorino's announcement was made outside Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx at 11:00 a.m.

 
 
Contact:  Jessica Proud, 914-438-5325 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASTORINO/MOSS
EMPOWERMENT & OPPORTUNITY PLAN

Despite growing annual state spending for cash assistance programs -- $4 billion in 2013 alone -- a majority of children in New York's second and third largest cities, Buffalo and Rochester, live in poverty - the 3rd and 4th worst poverty rates in the country.
 
They are not unique among New York's cities and many neighborhoods in New York City have poverty rates even higher.
 
Moreover, poverty and unemployment rates for black and Hispanic New Yorkers are more than double the rates of white New Yorkers.
 
Despite government spending supported by the highest state-local tax burden in the United States, New York lags behind the rest of the country in economic growth, affordable electric rates, job retention and more.  It's no wonder than 400,000 fed-up New Yorkers have become ex-New Yorkers.
 
Yet many New Yorkers cannot escape and exist instead, with the hopelessness and despair that accompany generational poverty.
 
Poverty persists because failed schools deprive children of a better future; high crime destroys the sense of community that underpins thriving neighborhoods; absent fathers don't provide the stability and support for successful families; a dearth of jobs fosters a culture of dependency and helplessness instead of the dignity of self-sufficiency through hard work.
 
All New Yorkers aspire to the same goals - a good job to provide for their families, good health, a home of their own, and a secure retirement.
 
For generations, new Americans have made their homes and their fortunes in the Empire State.  New York can be a great state again ... but our greatness must encompass ALL New Yorkers.  Future generations will judge our greatness not by the wealth we amass or the monuments we build but by how we treat the least among us.  We are many peoples, but we are one state, and there must be the same opportunity for good jobs and safe streets and secure futures for all New York.
 
Rob Astorino and Chris Moss will change failed state policies and give ALL New Yorkers a fair start for better outcomes.  New York will be great again but only with new leadership dedicated to moving all New Yorkers forward, together.
 
An Astorino/Moss administration will help ALL New Yorkers reach their full
potential by emphasizing empowerment, opportunity, self-reliance, personal responsibility and individual and government accountability.  Where intervention is necessary, Rob Astorino and Chris Moss will invest early and prudently in evidence-based prevention initiatives but again, this effort to empower will only be successful if there is cooperation from all stakeholders.
 
The key elements of this strategy are:
 
Educational excellence for all
Well-paying job, career and entrepreneurial opportunities for all
Stronger families with fathers involved in their children's lives
Transformed public assistance programs to end generational dependency
Healthy, safe neighborhoods as the building blocks of thriving communities

1. Educational excellence for all
 
Expand school choice for parents with children in failing schools.
Once accurate measures of school performance are in place, allow parents of a child or children in failed schools to place their child(ren) elsewhere at district expense (public or charter school).  As a last resort, in instances of consecutive failures, afford parents scholarships to place their child(ren) in neighborhood private or parochial schools.
Pass the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC)
Deliver on Governor Cuomo's failed promise to enact an EITC to allow for more scholarships to private schools and more funding for public and private schools.
More on the Astorino/Moss Education PlanHERE

2.  Better job, career and entrepreneurial opportunities
 
Building on existing partnerships among the Department of Labor, local Workforce Investment Agencies and local Economic Development agencies and by strengthening these partnerships by involving local social services districts and community colleges:
Uncap the potential of "One Stop Employment Centers" - which connects job seekers and employers - as job development specialists for the unemployed as well as for employable recipients of public assistance, assessing job skills, helping with resume writing, making referrals to training programs with proven results.
Sponsor job fairs in inner-urban communities on a bi-monthly or quarterly basis to bring employers to where untapped pools of potential employees make their home.
 
Create small business mentoring programs to assist inner-urban entrepreneurs or young aspiring professionals (lawyers, accountants, doctors, dentists, etc.) on how to start and develop a successful small business or establish a professional office in underserved communities.

 
Create micro-Enterprise Zones, block by block if necessary, in inner city neighborhoods to attract needed retail services and innovative commercial uses that empower consumer choice and create good-paying jobs with performance-based tax incentives.
Increase availability of vocational training in schools and coordination between community colleges, local school districts and local industry so students can be properly counseled on the present and future availability of jobs, the types of jobs, their pay and benefits, and the skills needed to do these jobs.
Work with trades' union leadership to develop ways to increase minority access to coveted union apprenticeship training programs so minorities can take advantage of good-paying construction and skilled trades employment.
More on the Astorino/Moss Jobs PlanHERE

 3.  Strong families/Critical role of the father
 
Require that the name of the biological father appear on the newborn's birth certificate.
Recruit Faith-based and community leaders to begin a campaign that celebrates the role of the father in strong families and insists that fathers be a full participant in raising their child and encourages marrying the mother of their child.
To encourage active unmarried fathers, suspend arrearages that accrue while the father is not working so that if he is working and current on his obligations he can have a relationship with his children.
Establish a visiting nurse program for low-income women who are pregnant or who have recently given birth to provide them with the health, nutrition and child care guidance to ensure a healthy and happy start to life.
 
4. Transforming public assistance programs with greater accountability, individual responsibility and job and life-skills training.
 
Require local social services districts to enforce the state mandate that all children up to age 16 attend school verifying and monitoring school attendance of such children in public assistance households as a condition of eligibility for public assistance.  If a child falls behind but does not yet constitute educational neglect, mandate referral of the head of household to
the school district's Child Advocate or the local social services district's Preventive Services, as appropriate and as a condition of eligibility.
Establish special allowances, payable directly to the school district, contingent upon satisfactory attendance, for participation in extra-curricular activities and school trips for educational purposes on behalf of minor children receiving public assistance.
Increase the period for which camp fees can be paid to eight weeks from two weeks if there is an educational component - whether remedial or advanced.
Stop discouraging public assistance households from seeking employment:
Conform employment incentives offered in the Safety Net program (71% local share) to the more generous provisions of the TANF program (100% federal funds);
Mitigate the "cliff" effect - so-called because as income reaches a certain point all assistance stops including Medicaid and SNAP - by allowing employed public assistance recipients to continue receiving benefits for a transitional period until six months of living expenses have been saved as an emergency fund.  (Failure to comply with the requirements of the saving program would result in loss of benefits and an overpayment to be recovered.)
Include budgeting and financial planning classes in the job and skills training that count as work-related activities.
Restore fingerprinting for food stamp (SNAP) eligibility to cut down on fraud.
Upon reasonable suspicion, permit drug testing for adults on public assistance who are not in treatment as a condition of eligibility.
 
5.  Safe Neighborhoods
 
Treat first-time non-violent juvenile offenders through a program of community service and continued satisfactory school attendance through completion of a high school diploma or GED.
Offer six-months of correctional boot camp as an alternative to up to three-years in prison for those convicted of non-violent, non-sexual crimes.
Offer treatment-on-demand to non-violent substance abusers with release to follow-on community-based services.
To crack down on habitual criminals that affect the quality of life, pass a law that calls for a Class E felony conviction upon the third misdemeanor conviction in the span of 5 years.
Toughen violent felony laws to mirror California's "Use a Gun and You're Done" law - California Penal Code 12022.53 PC adds to a felony:
Additional 10 years in prison for "using" a gun in the commission of a crime.
Additional 20 years if gun is discharged in the commission of a crime.
Additional 25 years to life for if gun is discharged in the commission of a crime and it results in injury or death of another person.
 
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Good morning - we want to make sure you didn't miss this important update from the Rob Astorino campaign.
 
Please take a few moments to read two solid articles from this weekend's New York Post below. The choice New Yorkers face this Election Day couldn't be more obvious.

Tantrum-throwing babies are in charge of New York 


New York Post Editorial
by Bob McManus

Watch out for the Day-Care Duo.
In Albany, there is Andrew - engaging and gracious when he gets his way; surly, suspicious and menacing when he doesn't.
At City Hall, there is Bill - also quick with a smile, yet pigheaded, quick to anger and sadly slow to learn.
You know. Just like the "Peck's Bad Boy" types down at the pre-school - the kids always parked in the time-out room.
So this is a tale of two childlike chief executives - elected to look after the best interests of millions of New Yorkers, yet unable to keep their own tempers, their own promises or even their own schedules.

Read the full article here.

Taking it to the 'limits'
New York Post
by Michael Goodwin
Finally, there's a Big Idea in the New York governor's race. It comes from challenger Rob Astorino, who believes term limits would help Albany put the "public" back in public service.
Blasting "incumbency protection" as the fuel for most corruption, the GOP nominee made his case in a compelling speech at NYU. It is the smartest argument made by any state candidate of either party this year.
"We have the resources we've always had," he says. "We have the educated work force. We have the waterways and the rail lines. And we have access to capital." So, he asks, "how have we fallen so far?"
Read the full article here.
 
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On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:55 AM, Tara Martin wrote:

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 21, 2014
Contact: Tara L. Martin I Email: Tara.Martin@nysna.org I Phone: 212.785.0157 x179 I Cell: 646.334.8146
               
 
 
 
 
**MEDIA ADVISORY** New York State’s Largest Nurses Union to Announce Lower Hudson Valley Candidate Endorsements for 2014 Election; Wed Oct 22nd
 
NYSNA RNs to Announce Endorsements for Westchester-Putnam State Legislative Candidates; Voicing Support for Candidates That Will Continue to Fight for Quality Patient Care Once Elected
 
 
 
(WHITE PLAINS, NY) – Members of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) will be joined by local candidates running for office in the November general election on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22ND to announce the union’s official endorsement of their campaigns. NYSNA will announce the endorsement of the following candidates:
 
For NY State Senate:
·        Andrea Stewart Cousins
·        Justin Wagner
·        David Carlucci
·        George Latimer
·        Ruth Hassel
 
For NY State Assembly:
·        J. Gary Pretlow
·        Shelley Mayer
·        Andrew Falk
·        Tom Abinanti
·        David Buchwald
·        Amy Paulin
·        Steve Otis
 
NYSNA leaders recommend these endorsements citing each candidate’s strong record of leadership on key issues such as advocating for quality patient care in Westchester and Putnam counties, improving opportunities and access in the healthcare sector, strengthening government services and supporting middle class and working families.
 
The New York State Nurses Association is a union of 37,000 frontline nurses standing together for strength at work, our practice, safe staffing, and healthcare for all. We are New York's largest union and professional association for registered nurses.  Registered Nurses throughout New York have been advocating for our number-one legislative priority -- safer staffing levels -- knowing that these new regulations will save lives and the research is on our side.  Clinical and academic studies have shown consistently that safe staffing improves patient outcomes and even saves money. 
WHAT:           A press conference announcing the endorsement of Long Island candidates running in the general election
WHO:             NYSNA leadership and members
WHEN:            Wednesday, October 22nd from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE:          Outside of the Westchester County Courthouse
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (corner of Martine Avenue)
Downtown White Plains
 
 
**EXCELLENT PHOTO, AUDIO AND VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES**
NYSNA Members and Candidates will be available for media availabilities
 
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The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) represents more than 37,000 members in New York State. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses. For more information, please visit our website at www.nysna.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tara L. Martin, Senior Communications Manager
New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)
131 West 33rd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
646.640.3179 (direct)
646.334.8146 (mobile)
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On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 PM, Kieran Michael Lalor wrote:
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Accomplishment Tuesdays - Saving Taxpayers $100K

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Dear Friends,
The hardest and most important thing to do in New York State government is to cut spending so we can reduce taxes and halt the downward economic spiral. For Accomplishment Tuesday 8, I'd like to tell you about how I've taken responsibility for spending cuts into my own hands and cut my office's spending by more than $100,000 in my first term.

Politicians spend wildly because they're not spending their own money. It's very easy to spend someone else's money. That's what happens in Albany. For a family or a small business, on the other hand, every dollar spent is carefully considered. Politicians need to think more like families and small business owners and value every tax dollar as if it was their own. That's the commitment I've brought to Albany.

Last fall, Assembly staffers in Albany called to remind me that I had money left in my mail budget and that I needed to spend it before the end of the year or I'd lose it. I told them, we've sent enough mail and communicated what we had to with constituents through the mail. In an era of social media and email, there is no reason to be spending so much on printing and postage. The mindset of elected officials and others in government who feel they need to spend every tax dollar available to them just because it's there, has to stop if we are going to provide meaningful tax relief to New Yorkers. That's why, in two years, I've cut my mail budget by $46,894.59.

When I took office last year, I had to relocate to a new district office from my temporary setup at Assemblyman Miller's old office. (Because of redistricting, Assemblyman Miller's office was no longer in the 105th District.) The Assembly gave me a budget to hire movers to pack up the office. But, a small business wouldn't hire movers. A small business owner would rent a truck, round up some friends or family and move the office himself. I rented a truck for $66 and moved the office with my staff and volunteers. We saved taxpayers $1,189. We also clean my district office ourselves, even though the Assembly gives an allowance to hire cleaners. A small business owner would clean his own shop. That's what I do and it saves taxpayers over $2,700 a year.

If you're advocating spending cuts you need to lead from the front. That's why I declined the $9,000-a-year leadership stipend that goes with my position as ranking member of the Real Property Taxation Committee. That's why I don't take travel reimbursements, saving taxpayers about $2,297 a year. That's why I refuse food and hotel per diems, saving taxpayers around $13,930 a year.

If every state legislative office saved $100,000 it would add up to $10 million.  If every agency of state government saved a proportional amount, the savings to  taxpayers would be in the billions. It's time for Albany to start respecting our tax dollars. I'm working to set a new standard and I'm proud of what we've been able to do so far. Now it's time for more leaders to step up.


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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. Lalor is of counsel to the law firm Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Hopewell Jct. with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..
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On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:18 PM, Sandy Galef wrote:

Contact: Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (914) 450-4086

State Legislators and Citizens Union Urge Yes Vote on November 4th Ballot to Constitutional Amendments: Redistricting Reform & Paperless Legislature
Amendments take first step to create a fairer, more open redistricting process; save state thousands in paper reduction costs
 
Today, Assembly members Sandy Galef, Amy Paulin, David Buchwald, former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, and Rachael Fauss, Director of Public Policy for Citizens Union urged the public to vote affirmatively for Proposals One and Two, which will appear on the ballot on Election Day. These constitutional amendments would create a redistricting commission and create a paperless legislature to improve the redistricting process in New York State and save taxpayer dollars.
 
The first amendment on the ballot this November would create a redistricting commission to redraw New York’s state legislative and federal congressional lines. This would be in effect for the next round of redistricting after the 2020 United States Census is completed. The commission would be made up of registered New York voters. Those who would be ineligible to serve on this commission include statewide elected officials, members of congress or members of the state legislature, or a spouse of one of these officials; state officers, employees or legislative employees; lobbyists registered in New York; and political party chairs. In addition, the ten commission members would be chosen in a way that would give the minority party in each legislative chamber a voice in the process. The two major political parties in each legislative chamber would each choose two members of the commission. Those eight members would choose two final members, who could not have been registered in either of the two major parties in the last five years.
 
An important part of this redistricting amendment would be the creation of standards in the New York State Constitution to dictate what factors should be considered when drawing legislative lines, including, for the first time ever, an express ban on drawing lines to discourage competition or to favor or disfavor incumbents, candidates or parties.  This would put New York ahead of almost all states in the nation.   Other factors include drawing the lines to protect minority communities from disenfranchisement, ensuring that there are approximately equal numbers of people for each district, keeping boundaries for each district contiguous and compact, and respecting communities of interest. 
 
Currently, the legislative lines have been drawn predominantly by the majority party in each legislative chamber. This has led to gerrymandering to keep the political party, and its incumbents, in power by creating a non-competitive district to discourage competition. In addition, in 2012, the legislature was unable to agree on how to draw the federal congressional lines, which led to the lines being created by a federal judge.. The amendment is not a perfect proposal, but it would be an improvement to the way lines were redrawn in 2010, and it may be the only opportunity to improve this partisan process.
 
The second amendment on the ballot will amend the New York State Constitution to allow legislation to appear electronically on the desks of New York State legislators to satisfy the three day legislation aging process. Currently, each bill must be printed out and placed on a legislator’s desk three days before the legislation can be voted on unless a message of necessity is received from the governor. This process has created a large amount of wasted paper as legislators often now read the legislation electronically or retrieve separate copies outside of the Assembly and Senate chambers.
 
This amendment, which would not change the three day aging requirement, would allow legislation to be placed on the legislators’ desks electronically, whether through a tablet or a laptop, to reduce the amount of paper that is wasted. This would save New York taxpayers money in paper, printing and recycling costs. In addition, by going digital this amendment would help protect the environment by reducing the number of trees cut down every year to supply all of the paper needed to print each piece of legislation. Legislators and the public would still be able to access paper copies of legislation if requested.
 
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef said, “I encourage all New York voters to vote "yes" on Proposition 1 and 2 on Election Day. Each Constitutional Amendment represents a positive step toward reforming our legislative processes. By changing how we formulate our legislative districts through the creation of a statewide Redistricting Commission, the end result should be fairer and more competitive Assembly, Senate and Congressional districts. It is also time to modernize the state legislature by allowing technology into the Chambers and removing the constitutional requirement that all our legislative bills, 18,000 in 2014, be on our desks in paper. It is important to work toward a paperless legislature to save state money by eliminating the unnecessary printing and ultimate recycling of unused paper.”
 
Dick Dadey, Executive Director of Citizen Union commented, “We urge voters to vote “yes” on the Constitutional Amendment on redistricting, Proposal 1.  This is a rare opportunity for real reform in New York that bans the drawing of legislative maps for political advantage, and a significant step forward toward fair, competitive, and open elections.”
 
“It may seem strange that we, as incumbents, are asking the voters to change a re-districting process that favors incumbents,” Assemblywoman Amy Paulin said. “It is because the current process permits gerrymandering, a long-standing practice that favors a political party or a particular incumbent. This long time practice must end if we are to reclaim our integrity in government here in NYS. We are asking people all over the world to hold fair and transparent elections, we must begin at home. The second proposal, allowing bills to be delivered to legislators electronically, will make the Assembly more environmentally and technology friendly while still providing adequate time for legislators to review the bills before voting.”
 
Assemblyman David Buchwald said, "Reforming government, especially through state constitutional amendments, can be a long and difficult process, but these two amendments are needed improvements that will help move New York State forward. I want to thank Assemblywoman Galef in particular for her leadership in modernizing the bill printing process in the State Legislature."
 
Former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky said, “I have long been an advocate for Constitutional reforms. Working for these changes over many years, I recognize that Constitutional Amendments are never easy to accomplish. This is a compromise proposal that I support and I encourage voters to vote affirmatively for Proposal One on Election Day.”
 
Assemblyman Steve Otis said: "I hope that voters will remember to turn over their ballots and support Propositions 1 and 2 on Election Day. Proposition 1 will vastly improve the current flawed redistricting system, while Proposition 2 will save taxpayers money and bring us into the 21st century by replacing volumes of unnecessary paper documents with digital copies of bills. Both are worthwhile reforms."
 
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On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:46 PM, Nick for New York wrote:
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NICK DI IORIO CONFRONTS REP. CAROLYN MALONEY (D-NY) IN PERSON ABOUT HER REFUSAL TO DEBATE HIM
Maloney hiding out from debates, will merely read a statement at "forum"
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NEW YORK, NYNEW YORK, NY -- Nick Di iorio, the sole challenger to 22-year incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12) confronted her at the protest rally against the Metropolitan Opera's "Death of Klinghoffer" where he told her "It's time for us to debate." Maloney has refused all invitations to debate her opponent, who has accepted every invitation and has requested a "no notes rule" where he and Maloney would not be allowed to have notes in front of them.  Maloney required notes in her comments at the rally, the second one protesting the performance.  Both she and Di iorio were to appear at the first rally in September, but Maloney canceled at the last minute, while Di iorio attended, shortly after returning from a trip to Israel where he met with government leaders, civilians and members of the IDF.

Maloney responded that she would only show up at a candidates forum on October 28th held by the 17th Precinct Community Council.  At the forum she will speak for 20 minutes and take questions from the audience for 10 minutes.

Though this is Rep Maloney's 12th time running for Congress, she refuses to face her opponent, Nick Di iorio in a debate, though two invitations have been extended for both candidates - Columbia University College Republican and Democrat clubs, and Queens newspaper The National Herald.

"Not only will Carolyn Maloney not do her job as a candidate and debate me, she isn't doing her job in Washington," said Nick Di iorio.  "She has introduced more bills in Congress than anyone else that go absolutely nowhere after she issues her press release. Carolyn Maloney is not doing due diligence with her committee assignments, and has been publicly called out by the Oversight Committee Chairman for not understanding the substance of the issue at hand.  Carolyn Maloney also traveled to China pretending she had the ability and authority to adopt a panda for the Central Park Zoo.

"It's time for serious, sober representation in Washington, DC. It's time to clean up the corruption that Carolyn Maloney is a part of. It's time to focus on priorities that bring jobs to New York, rather than focusing just on saving Congresswoman Maloney's job," continued Di iorio.  "I want to debate Congresswoman Maloney on the important issues of the day:  Israel, ISIS, ebola containment, job creation and corruption in Washington, DC that is stealing our future.  It is unacceptable that she refuses to debate before this election."

Nick Di iorio, the Republican nominee, is the sole challenger running in New York's 12th Congressional District against longtime incumbent Carolyn Maloney.  Di iorio has also received support from members of the Independence Party, Libertarian Party, and Conservative Party.  The district includes the east side of Manhattan, Astoria, Long Island City, Greenpoint, & Williamsburg.  More at: www.nickfornewyork.com.

To schedule an interview, please email Di.iorio4Congress@nickfornewyork.com.
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STATEMENT BY NEW YORK GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE
ROB ASTORINO ON HOMELAND SECURITY DECISION TO LEAVE
NEW YORKERS AT RISK WHILE SHUTTING EBOLA-STRICKEN-NATION PASSENGER TRAVEL TO OTHER STATES

October 20, 2014

"The Department of Homeland Security has rightly deemed air travel from Ebola-stricken nations too dangerous to allow, yet, inexplicably, it is permitting it to continue into JFK and Newark airports.  The CDC specifically predicted last week that Ebola cases will reach New York City via air travelers.  It is sheer and utter madness to protect some areas of this country at the expense of others.  I reiterate my call on Governor Cuomo to order the New York State Health Commissioner to shut airline gates to flights containing passengers from Ebola-ridden countries. This is the right and compassionate thing to do to prevent this virus from spreading even more. If New York acts now, it will force airlines, the FAA, and the Department of Homeland Security to rethink their ill-advised policies."

 
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On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:57 PM, Chris Covucci wrote:
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
For Immediate ReleaseOctober 21, 2014
Contact: Chris Covucci - (845) 309-2654
No More Tax Dollars for Metropolitan Opera's Anti-Semitic, Pro-Terror Propoganda
East Fishkill, NY - (10/20/14) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is calling on his fellow New York State legislators to pledge to end state subsidies for the Metropolitan Opera after its production of the virulently anti-Semitic and pro-terrorist Death of Klinghoffer opera.

"The Metropolitan Opera might have a right to put whatever trash it wants on stage, but taxpayers shouldn't have to subsidize this garbage," said Lalor. "New Yorkers with a sense of moral decency are disgusted with the Met for this anti-Semitic production. They shouldn't have to watch their tax dollars go to subsidize anti-Semitic, pro-terrorist propaganda. I expect every legislator will stand with me to end all future taxpayer funding for the Met. In fact, I'm demanding the Met return the state grant it received this year. That would be the right thing to do, but clearly the people in charge there have trouble with the concept of right and wrong."

The Metropolitan Opera received a $136,200 grant from New York State taxpayers this year, through the New York State Council on the Arts. The Met has received hundreds of thousands in tax dollars over the years.

The Death of Klinghoffer romanticizes the Palestinian terrorists who murdered the 69-year-old, wheelchair-bound American tourist Leon Klinghoffer because he was Jewish. The opera attempts to find excuses for the murder and includes anti-Semitic lyrics.

Lalor continued, "There's no way the Met should receive another dime from taxpayers. This opera's anti-Semitism shouldn't be supported with our tax dollars. Not one legislator should support funding for the Met. The Met has every right to celebrate this disgusting show, but they have no right to use our tax dollars for it."
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. Lalor is of counsel to the law firm Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Hopewell Jct. with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..

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October 21, 2014
New NYGOP TV ad: "Failed" 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Laska
dlaska@nygop.org
518.391.8712
ALBANY ... The NYGOP today released the following television advertisement, which will run through Election Day.
 
"Andrew Cuomo is hiding behind millions of dollars worth of negative attack ads rather than debating Rob Astorino one-on-one in front of the cameras," said NYGOP spokesman David Laska. "The reason couldn't be clearer: After Andrew Cuomo failed to fix our crippling tax structure and corrupted his own corruption commission, he's afraid to answer serious questions about his record in an open forum."
 
Watch NYGOP Ad, "Failed"
 
 
Transcript of NYGOP Ad, "Failed"
 
"Andrew Cuomo spent millions on campaign ads filled with lies.
 
The reason: Cuomo's failing New York.
 
Under Cuomo we have the highest taxes, and record job losses.
 
Cuomo is at the center of Albany corruption, under federal investigation for obstruction of justice, witness tampering.
 
Cuomo failed on jobs, failed on taxes, and failed us.
 
That's why Cuomo is running a negative, mean-spirited campaign. And that's why Cuomo is afraid to debate his opponent."
 

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On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:02 PM, Catherine Borgia wrote:

WESTCHESTER COUNTY SENIOR LAW DAY
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29TH
Seniors and families can get free advice from legal, financial and geriatric care experts
The 15th annual Senior Law Day will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the County Center in White Plains. The free event will feature 17 workshops on elder law topics, plus free 15-minute, one-on-one consultations with some of the county’s leading legal, financial and geriatric care experts. Parking is also free.
Workshops will cover everything from financial planning and health care to affordable housing, taxes, wills, trusts, and much more. New this year will be special help with long-term care insurance. Seniors are encouraged to bring a copy of their policy for a long-term care insurance professional to answer any questions. Workshops will also be presented in Spanish on Medicare and estate planning.
Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Visit www.westchestergov.com/seniorsor call (914) 813-6300 to sign up. Seniors can register for the one-on-one consultations on the day of the event. Additional information, proxy forms and other useful materials for Senior Law Day are available for download via http://www.seniorlawday.info.
Updated copies of the “Elder Law Q&A:  An Introduction to Aging Issues and Planning for the Future,” which Schurkman wrote, will be available on Senior Law Day in both English and Spanish. His publication is also posted in both languages on the DSPS website at www.westchestergov.com/seniors.
Participants at Senior Law Day will also receive a free copy of “MAP:  My Aging Plan,” a booklet that details what individuals and families can do from their 20’s through their 80’s and beyond to age successfully.
Sponsors of this year’s Senior Law Day  are Amoruso & Amoruso, LLP; Anthony J. DeVito, Ph.D., CFP, NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor; Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP; Cuddy & Feder, LLP; Ely J. Rosenzveig & Associates, P.C.; Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP; FiveStar Premier Residences of Yonkers;  Glassman & Brown, LLP; Hyman & Gilbert; Jeffrey S. Goldstein, Esq.; Keane & Beane P.C.; Robert Leitner, CFP, Financial Advisory Network; Littman Krooks, LLP; Rosenthal & Markowitz, LLP; Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw, P.C.; The Bristal at White Plains; The Collaborative for Palliative Care; The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale; Tracy Christen Reimann, P.C.; Valorie Joy Promisel, Esq.; Wartburg; and Westchester Elder Care Consultants, LLC. 
Senior Law Day 2014 – Program Schedule  
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  1. Estate Planning/Elder Law 101: Nuts and bolts of estate planning to preserve your assets.
  2. Take Charge: Planning in advance for your health care.
  3. Should I Use a Will or a Trust: Who’s afraid of probate? What to do when someone dies.
  4. Smart Seniors/Smart Investors:  Don’t get scammed.
  5. Should I say “I Do”?: Estate planning for changing family dynamics.
  6. Cobertura Básica de Medicare:  Parte D, planes de Medicare advantage (HMO/PPO), planes de recetas médicas.
  7. Don’t Fear the Tax Man: Tax considerations for estate and elder law planning.
Free consultations with attorneys and geriatric care managers.
11 a.m. – 12 noon
  1. Nuts and Bolts of Financial Planning: Making your money last through retirement.
  2. How Do I Pay for Long-Term Care? Planning with and without long-term care insurance and reverse mortgages.
  3. Should I Use a Will or a Trust: Who’s afraid of probate? What to do when someone dies.
  4. Avoid 10 Greatest Gaffes in Estate Planning: Update on estate and income tax laws.
  5. The Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know.
  6. Planificación de Estado:  Testamentos, cuidados médicos y finanzas.
Free consultations with attorneys and geriatric care managers.
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  1. Estate Planning/Elder Law 101: Nuts and bolts of estate planning to preserve your assets.
  2. Require Care at Home? How to Maximize your Veterans Benefits.
  3. Housing Options As You Age:  What are the best and most affordable choices?
  4. Take Charge: Planning in advance for your financial security, New York State power of attorney law and the use of guardianships.
Free consultations with attorneys, certified financial planners and geriatric care managers.
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Free consultations with attorneys, certified financial planners and geriatric care managers.
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October 22, 2014
NYGOP Sends Eric Schneiderman Free Drug Test  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Laska
dlaska@nygop.org
518.391.8712
ALBANY ... The New York Republican State Committee today sent Attorney General Eric Schneiderman a drug test. The New York Post reported on Monday that Schneiderman, currently the State's top law enforcement official, used cocaine while a member of the State Senate.
 
As the New York Observer editorialized yesterday evening:
 
The attorney general is the state's top law-enforcement official, and Mr. Schneiderman has been airing commercials touting his tough-on-crime credentials. Reports that he snorted coke while serving in the state Senate-from a named source in his own party-deserve a full airing in the campaign's final days.
 
The following note was included with the package:
 
Attorney General Schneiderman:
 
As Attorney General, you may be aware that our police and local law enforcement officers are required by law to undergo drug testing. You may also be aware that statewide communities are battling a horrific heroin epidemic. With long-time questions standing regarding your use of recreational drugs and in the wake of accusations by a close former associate that you used recreational drugs while a member of the State Senate, we believe it is critical to New Yorkers to once and for all resolve the mystery surrounding your use of illegal drugs.
 
Our simple request is that you, as the chief law enforcement officer of the State of New York, abide by the same standard to which we hold the cop on the beat. As such, we are providing this drug testing kit - free of charge - with a request that you submit to a drug test administered by an independent laboratory.
 
We appreciate your prompt attention.
 
   
 
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On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:46 AM, Nick for New York wrote:
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NICK DI IORIO RELEASES NEW BIO AD "SPENT TIME"
Seminary, Israel, Homeless Shelter, Prison
NEW YORK, NY -- Nick Di iorio, challenger to long term incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) released his latest campaign ad, "Spent Time" illustrating his time spent in the seminary, his time in Israel, charity work in prisons and homeless shelters, and other biographic information.  Di iorio has made cleaning up Washington corruption, growing jobs and supporting Israel key issues of his campaign.  The full video ad is below, and will run on select television and digital media through election day, November 4th.

 Watch the Video
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While Rep. Carolyn Maloney refuses to debate her opponent in her 13th campaign for congress, and has been absent from the campaign trail with the exception of fundraisers in the Hamptons, Nick Di iorio has been campaigning at subways stops, diners, senior centers, synagogues and any other place where voters can be found throughout the 12th congressional district on the East side of Manhattan, parts of Queens and Brooklyn.  "I have spent my life working to help people from all walks of life, and I intend to take that same commitment to service to Washington, DC in Congress," said Di iorio.  "My commitment will be to my constituents, and I promise to work hard, work honestly, and never take the job for granted." 

Nick Di iorio, the Republican nominee, is the sole challenger running in New York's 12th Congressional District against longtime incumbent Carolyn Maloney.  Di iorio has also received support from members of the Independence Party, Libertarian Party, and Conservative Party.  The district includes the east side of Manhattan, Astoria, Long Island City, Greenpoint, & Williamsburg.  More at: www.nickfornewyork.com.

To schedule an interview, please email Di.iorio4Congress@nickfornewyork.com.
Follow Nick Di iorio's campaign on social media: Facebook Twitter


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On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:16 PM, Chris Covucci wrote:
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
For Immediate ReleaseOctober 22, 2014
Contact: Chris Covucci - (845) 309-2654
What Does Cuomo Say About Tax Dollars for The Met and Pro-Terror Opera?
East Fishkill, NY - (10/22/14) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is asking Governor Cuomo to pledge to end state subsidies for the Metropolitan Opera after its production of the virulently anti-Semitic and pro-terrorist The Death of Klinghoffer opera.

"The Metropolitan Opera has received hundreds of thousands from taxpayers through state grants," said Lalor. "Does Governor Cuomo believe the taxpayer support should continue after the Met production of anti-Semitic, pro-terrorist propaganda? The Met has the right to stage the opera, but it shouldn't expect taxpayers to help foot the bill with state grants. This should be a simple question for the governor. Is it right for taxpayers to subsidize a production many believe is pro-terrorist? This isn't about the First Amendment. It isn't censorship. It's simply saying that New Yorkers don't want their tax dollars funding something so repugnant. What do you say, Governor? Should tax dollars go to support an anti-Semitic, pro-terrorist production?"

"Governor Cuomo's predecessor, former governor and current New York State Democratic Party Chairman David Paterson, protested the opera. Why is Governor Cuomo silent on tax dollars funding this garbage?"

The Death of Klinghoffer romanticizes the Palestinian terrorists who murdered the 69-year-old, wheelchair-bound American tourist Leon Klinghoffer because he was Jewish.
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. Lalor is of counsel to the law firm Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Hopewell Jct. with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..
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October 22, 2014
Cuomo fails to respond to campaign finance complaint
 
Complaint alleges illegal donations to Hochul campaign, missed filing deadlines
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Laska
dlaska@nygop.org
518.391.8712
ALBANY ... Andrew Cuomo's campaign has yet to respond to a formal complaint filed on October 16 alleging illegal campaign contributions from the Cuomo campaign to Kathy Hochul's primary campaign for Lieutenant Governor.
 
The complaint accuses the Cuomo campaign of contributing over $600,000 to the Hochul campaign, well in access of the legal limit of $19,700.
 
The complaint further alleges that the Cuomo campaign missed a September 19 deadline to file all political communications with the Board of Elections. Despite a Cuomo spokesman's claim to have cooperated with Board of Elections filing procedures, an official Board spokesman disclosed that the Board has not received any of the campaign materials that the Cuomo campaign was required to submit.
 
The complaint was submitted to Risa Sugarman. Ms. Sugarman is a Cuomo appointee who was caught earlier this month including Cuomo's political staff on official Board of Elections emails regarding Republican Attorney General candidate John Cahill.
 
"As usual, the man who promised to be the most transparent Governor in history is stonewalling the public and the press," said NYGOP spokesman David Laska. "Why hasn't Andrew Cuomo responded to prima facie evidence of illegal campaign violations? Why hasn't he submitted his political communication pieces to the Board of Elections as required by law? Why hasn't his hand-picked BOE official acted as quickly with this complaint as she did regarding a Republican?"
 
The complaint was submitted on October 16 and is available here.
 
 

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Citizens for an Informed Yorktown




Planning Board
October 20, 2014

Meeting highlights.  For a summary of all agenda items, visit ciyinfo.org.

1. Costco
Mr. Fon explained that a CD of the Revised FEIS is available from the Planning Department and will be on the town’s web site. Copies will also be available at the library.  The board will discuss a draft Findings Statement at the November 10 meeting.

2. Lake Osceola Square
Based on a board site visit, the discussion focused on site distance issues along East Main Street and modifying the building design in order to modify its bulk appearance. A public hearing on the site plan will be held on November 10.

3. Underhill Ave. Sober House
The board will recommend to the Town Board that additional parking spaces be provided and that changes be made to the landscaping plan.

4. Grotto Holding/Canine Kindergarten
The owners of Canine Kindergarten plan to rent the first floor retail space in the building. Their plan ncludes an outdoor play area.

5. BJ’s/Staples rezoning for gas pumps
The board will recommend to the Town Board that only a portion of the site be rezoned to C-3 from C-1. The board was satisfied with the applicant’s expanded EAF (Environmental Assessment Form.) and does not think a full EIS is needed.


 




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http://www.joedillonforsenate.com



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21st, 2014
Contact: T.J. McCormack, (818) 554-2566

***PRESS RELEASE***

Yonkers City Council Majority Gather To Endorse City Resident Joe Dillon For New York State Senate

Officials Say Sending One Of Yonkers’ Own To Albany Is In Taxpayers’ Best Interest  




Concerned about the trajectory of Yonkers due to representation in Albany, the members of the Yonkers City Council Majority lead by Council President Liam McLaughlin endorsed Joe Dillon For New York State Senate from the 37th District at Yonkers City Hall.
“Joe Dillon is a reformer who knows that Albany has failed us on every level when it comes to funding our schools and getting Yonkers it’s fair share of funding,” McLaughlin said. “This year the Yonkers Public Schools had a serious accounting error that blew a $55 Millon hole in the City Budget. Albany's response was to authorize $45 million in bonding instead of providing funds.This was known as the Deficit Act.”
He continued, “Albany told us to borrow our way out of debt while usurping the authority of our local government with a control board. The City is now suing the State in a court case to have this unconstitutional Deficit Act overturned since it was done without a home rule request by this City council. We shouldn’t have to be suing our Albany representatives. They should be giving us better representation. As our Senator, Joe Dillon will get us the money we need and repeal the Deficit Act.
Majority Leader John Larkin offered the following, "For too long our Albany delegation has starved our schools through the Gap Elimination Adjustment which has cut $110 million in Yonkers alone. Finally we have the opportunity to change this by electing one of our own. Joe Dillon is a Yonkers guy through and through, a principled, independent small-business owner who will fight to get us our fair share."
Council member Dennis Shepherd said, "Joe Dillon is the only candidate we can rely on to represent our interests in Albany and not the special interests. Our tax dollars should not be going to pay for Mayor de Blasio's radical social agenda, they should be going to pay for Yonkers agenda. A vote for Joe Dillon is a vote for more money for our schools, which means lower taxes in Yonkers."
Councilmember Mike Breen added, "New York is last in all the wrong categories, from most overtaxed, to worst business climate. Joe Dillon has the business experience to take us from worst to first. Our current representatives have failed us. Instead of giving us the funding we needed when we faced a $55 million accounting error at the Yonkers Public Schools, they told us to borrow $45 million. Joe Dillon will do better."
Another Yonkers elected official, County Legislator Bernice Spreckman said, “I look forward to working with him for the betterment of our community. Joe is a hard working and dedicated leader who will fight for us in the NYS Senate. He is committed to local job creation, tax relief and responsible spending.”
 

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Bob Meyer


This Saturday, October 25th @ 8-11:00PM

The Green Growler presents:

 The Bob Meyer Jazz Trio

featuring Croton's own Luke Franco, guitar, Bam Bam Rodriguez, bass & yours truly, drums & cymbals.

368 S. Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

914-862-0961

www.thegreengrowler.com

We will be playing jazz standards & other fun music while you enjoy the many wonderful craft beers, stock up on your supplies and hang out; all presided over by our wonderful host

Seana O'Callaghan.

Hope to see you there.

 

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Frank Vernuccio: American Disintegration: Part 1: The Economy
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141020123353-43638414-american-disintegration-part-1-the-economy?trk=prof-post
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Frank Vernuccio:  THE COLLAPSE OF U.S. DIPLOMACY

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141021122302-43638414-the-collapse-of-u-s-diplomacy?trk=prof-post
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Frank Vernuccio: AMERICAN DISINTEGRATION: THE TIES THAT NO LONGER BIND

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141022132124-43638414-american-disintegration-the-ties-that-no-longer-bind?trk=prof-post
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THE WINERY AT ST. GEORGE: http://www.TheWineryAtStGeorge.com
PLAN PUTNAM: planputnam@googlegroups.com/
BRUCE APAR’S NCN BLOG: http://ncnlocal.com/index.php/blogs/bruce-the-blog
NORTH COUNTY NEWS & Views: http://ncnlocal.com/
THE JOURNAL NEWS: http://www.lohud.com/
YORKTOWN WATCHDOG: www.yorktownopengov.org
PADAVANO FINE ARTS: Padovanofineart.com/
PEEKSKILL BID: 
www.peekskillbid.com or www.downtownpeekskill.com


Peekskill Democratic City Committee Blog:http://www.peekskilldems.com/blog

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CABLE SHOWS TO WATCH:ALL ABOUT TOWN:

HOSTED BY: JAMES MARTORANO
Yorktown channel 74 
Available in Yorktown – Putnam Valley – Bedford – Bedford Hills – Mount Kisco – Katonah – Lewisboro – North Salem – Pound Ridge – Purdy Station – Amawalk – Granite Springs – Lincolndale – Somers – Baldwin Place – Shenorock – Mahopac.
Thursdays 8:00 P.M


FRANK TALK:w/ BRUCE THE BLOG

Thursdays at 10 P.M. channel 74. 
Available in Yorktown – Putnam Valley – Bedford – Bedford Hills – Mount Kisco – Katonah – Lewisboro – North Salem – Pound Ridge – Purdy Station – Amawalk – Granite Springs – Lincolndale – Somers – Baldwin Place – Shenorock – Mahopac.
Wednesdays:Channel 15 Wednesday 10 P.M.
Philipstown – Cortlandt – Peekskill – Ossining and BriarCliff., Mt Kisco .
HOSTED BY: BRUCE APAR & FRANK J. RICH


YORKTOWN WATCHDOG:
Wednesdays at 4:30PM , Mondays at 9:30 PM and Saturdays at 9:00
channel 74
Available in Yorktown – Putnam Valley – Bedford – Bedford Hills – Mount Kisco – Katonah – Lewisboro – North Salem – Pound Ridge – Purdy Station – Amawalk – Granite Springs – Lincolndale – Somers – Baldwin Place – Shenorock – Mahopac.
HOSTED BY: ED CIFFON 



CARS & amp; US:
Fridays at 10 P.M. channel 74. 
Available in Yorktown – Putnam Valley – Bedford – Bedford Hills – Mount Kisco – Katonah – Lewisboro – North Salem – Pound Ridge – Purdy Station – Amawalk – Granite Springs – Lincolndale – Somers – Baldwin Place – Shenorock – Mahopac.
Channel 15 Friday 10 P.M.
Philipstown – Cortlandt – Peekskill – Ossining and BriarCliff., Mt Kisco .

HOSTED BY: DENNIS TATE

 SPEAK OUT WITH SANDY GALEF: 
Yorktown chanel 74 Wednesdays at 7:30PM..Ossining/Peekskill channel 15 Wednesdays at 8PM

Hosted by: Sandra Galef

DEAR SANDY:
Yorktown chanel 74 Fridays 7:30PM…Ossining/Peekskill channel 15 Fridays 9PM
Hosted by: Sandra Galef

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