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Bazzomanifesto Update 11/25/15: 6 Topics In Today's blog


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2) Check Out Yorktown News:

3)  Assemblywoman Galef/Senator Serino Applaud Cuomo for Signing Bill to Make it Easier for Seniors to get Property Tax Breaks

4) 12 Grapes: Beatles & Allman Brothers Tributes this weekend!

5) Yorktown Planning Board gives qualified support to Compound Terraces rezoning 11/23/15

6) [PRESS RELEASE] Murphy inducts Class of 2015 into Veterans' Hall of Fame

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On Monday, November 23, 2015 1:44 PM, Sandy Galef wrote:
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November 23, 2015
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Assemblywoman Galef/Senator Serino Applaud Cuomo for Signing Bill to Make it
Easier for Seniors to get Property Tax Breaks

New Legislation Requires Tax Assessors to Ease Process for

Seniors to Participate in Enhanced STAR

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (Ossining) and Senator Susan Serino (Hyde Park)
today applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation they sponsored
(A7375/S5446) to amend real property tax law, and require that all assessing
units must participate in the Enhanced School Tax Relief exemption (STAR)
Income Verification Program-Chapter 451 of the Laws of New York State.

Enhanced STAR provides an increased benefit for the primary residences of
senior citizens (age 65 or older) with qualifying incomes. These
participants are exempt from the first $65,300 of the full value of a home
from school taxes as of 2015-2016 school tax bills (up from $64,200 in
2014-15).  The Income Verification Program allows seniors who are
re-applying for Enhanced STAR to authorize their assessor to have their
incomes verified in following years by the NYS Department of Taxation and
Finance (DTF).  Because seniors do not need to re-apply as long as their
income-eligibility is verified annually, the program streamlines the process
for both seniors and assessors.

This legislation is considered important for all Enhanced STAR participants
who have previously missed the annual application process.  In former years,
some tax assessors have not given the income verification program as an
option to taxpayers.  This amendment will require that all assessing units
participate in STAR Income Verification Program.

"This new law is extremely important for Enhanced STAR recipients who have
missed the program in past years" said Assemblywoman Sandy Galef.  "It is
important that tax assessors make sure that all interested seniors be
included in this program.  We have seen that assessors are not consistently
offering the STAR Income Verification Program, so this amendment makes it
mandatory that this program be offered."

Senator Susan Serino said "Our seniors have worked incredibly hard to build
the communities we know and love and they deserve the opportunity to enjoy
their golden years to the fullest. With so many seniors living on fixed
incomes, this measure will relieve the burden of having to re-apply for
Enhanced STAR annually and go a long way in ensuring that our seniors
receive the property tax relief they deserve."

Exciting Pre- and Post- Thanksgiving Events
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TONIGHT Wed Nov 25, 8:30 - 11:00 - Mike Milazzo Duo
Mike has performed as an opening act for Donovan, Richie Havens, and Levon Helm. Ladies Night Drink specials: $6 Martinis & $6 by-the-glass wines. $10 BURGER SPECIAL ALL NIGHT! NO COVER.

 Fri Nov 27, 9:30 - 12:00 - Steve Chizmadia & the Accidental Gypsies
From "Love Me Do" to "Let It Be", these were the years of The Beatles, arguably the greatest band of all time. Tonight, we celebrate the music that rocked the world, when the world was vinyl and turned at thirty three and a third. STEVE CHIZMADIA & the ACCIDENTAL GYPSIES is led by award-winning singer/songwriter Steve Chizmadia, with Peter Calo (Carly Simon, Jimmy Webb), Eric Puente (Grand Slambovians), Bill Gordon (Soultree Villains) and Paul Silverman (The Ya, Ya's). 
$10 COVER or FREE with Dinner entree.

 Sat Nov 28, 9:30 - 12:00 - "A true ALLMAN BROTHERS Experience"
Our 7th Annual Show!
The Brothers of the Road Band draws upon original studio, live, and "instant live" recordings from the ABB and Dickey Betts & Great Southern to accurately recreate 40+ years of the Allman Brothers music catalog. The famous guitar tone of various ABB guitarists is thoughtfully reproduced with the use of vintage Gibson guitars played through Soldano and Marshall Amplifiers with vintage celestion and JBL speakers. An authentic ABB-designed liquid light show completes the true Allman experience. $10 COVER. Reservations highly recommended.

 Wed Dec 2
Ryan O'Connor
 Open Mic Night
Drew Bordeaux & The Cavalry
HeadFirst Band
Citizens for an Informed Yorktown

Planning Board Work Session
November 23, 2015

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

1. Fieldstone Manor, Strawberry Road
The applicant in now proposing that the 7 units in the mansion be rental instead of condos. He also is proposing to relocate the fire tower.

2. Colangelo Subdivision, Jacob Road
After clear cutting 2 acres without a tree permit, the Board urged the applicant to meet with town staff to review his plans and get a better handle on the process and what needed to be done to advance his application.

3. Spirelli Electric, East Main Street
The applicant was advised to meet with town staff in order to reach an understanding of how the existing conditions differ from the approved site plan.

5. Crompond Terraces, Old Crompond Road
Before discussing this item, the Board went into closed session to receive advice from counsel. Upon return, and after a brief discussion, the Board directed Mr. Tegeder to  draft a memo to the Town Board indicating the Planning Board’s opinion that the rezoning is in keeping with the master plan, but reserving its opinion on any future site plan submission.

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Senator Murphy inducts WWII veteran Jack Corsi of Mt. Pleasant into the Veterans' Hall of Fame
JEFFERSON VALLEY, NY - Nineteen veterans from all corners of the 40th Senate District were honored by State Senator Terrence Murphy last night by being inducted into the Veterans' Hall of Fame.  This year's nominees were selected by their individual municipalities for their exemplary efforts both as soldiers and in civilian life.

"These brave individuals will never admit it, never acknowledge it, but they are our true heroes," Senator Murphy told the audience.  "The recent attacks in Paris and Beirut should act as a stark reminder of what you were all willing to sacrifice on behalf of us."

Family members, neighbors, fellow veterans, elected officials and even local celebrity performer Jessica Lynn paid tribute to this year's class hailing them as the best of the best.  Included in this year's ceremony was a tribute to Pound Ridge native Marine Captain Eric A. Jones.  Captain Jones was killed on October 26, 2009 in a helicopter collision during a combat mission in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.  Earlier this month, Senator Murphy hosted a highway dedication renaming a portion of Route 137 in his memory.

"Whether on the beaches of Normandy, or in the jungles of Vietnam, or the deserts of the Middle East, we have here tonight nineteen individuals who were willing to give their lives to protect millions of people they didn't know," Senator Murphy said.  "That level of selflessness is rarely seen in the world today and only proves that you, and your fellow soldiers, are the angles in the night protecting us from unknown harm and danger."

The Class of 2015 Veteran's Hall of Fame includes (click to download a bio suitable for publication):

Thomas F. Cairney - Patterson

Raymond Callinan - Carmel

Jack Carosi - Mt. Pleasant

Robert J. Castelli - Lewisboro

Robert E. Ferguson - Cortlandt

Donald Ford - Mt. Kisco

Mario G. Fusco Sr. - Somers

Ollie Hines - Croton

Eric A. Jones - Pound Ridge

Eugene Lang - Yorktown

Gregory T. Lobato - Sleepy Hollow

Lou Musella - Pawling

Emil Preuss - Beekman

Pat Smith - North Salem

Thomas B. Smith - Brewster

Willis H. Stephens - Southeast

Merwin "Dutch" Treptow - Peekskill

Eugene J. Vavrek - Buchanan

Roy Westmoreland - Pleasantville

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