Monday, November 03, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 11/03/14: 11 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1)  [PRESS RELEASE] Pataki endorses Dillon

2)  MEDIA ADVISORY] *Tomorrow* Election Day Schedule for Joe Dillon

3)  Yorktown Town Board discusses requirements under Affordable Care Act  10/28/14

4)  LATINO, AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS WILL BE DIFFERENCE IN GOV RACE

5)  Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors

6)  #3: Women's Equality Shell Game

7)  #2: #Cowardly Cuomo

8)  #1: The Moreland Mess

9)  Final Message to Voters: "Give Us Four Years and We'll Turn This State Around."

10)  Di iorio Featured on Front Page of Our Town Newspaper

11)  Please Vote for these Candidates on Tuesday
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Frank Vernuccio; The Assault on the First Amendmenthttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141101132311-43638414-the-assault-on-the-first-amendment?trk=prof-post

Frank Vernuccio;  Will foreign affairs failures affect election?
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  - November 1, 2014
Contact: T.J. McCormack (818) 554-256

***PRESS RELEASE***

Governor George E. Pataki Endorses

Joe Dillon For New York State Senate

53rd Governor Of New York Says Joe Dillon Of Yonkers Is Exactly What Albany Needs For Change


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Governor George Pataki endorsed Joe Dillon of Yonkers for NY State Senate’s 37th District Saturday in front of a packed house of supporters at the Club Car Restaurant in Mamaroneck.
Attorney John Verni, owner of the Club Car, introduced the 53rd Governor of New York by praising Pataki’s involvement in all levels of the Republican party from local to statewide races. He also noted the democratic governors since who have driven New York into the bottom tier of all economic categories.
Governor Pataki sang Joe Dillon’s praises saying, “Joe Dillon is not a career politician. He has worked with real people for years creating jobs both in America and around the world.”
Pataki continued, “Sadly, today when people hear ‘Albany’ they think of corruption. Joe Dillon is a good man, a family man who has the character and ethics to change the culture in Albany. Republicans in the 37th District must come out on election day and make Joe Dillon their next State Senator!”
Said Dillon, “What an honor to be endorsed by such a great leader. Governor Pataki has set such an example for those in public office. Personally, he has given me wonderful advice. He told me if I was going to run for office, to be honest; to be myself. I’m proud that our campaign has been above board and all about the issues. We’ve told the truth and stuck to our values.”
Dillon concluded, “We’ve got momentum on our side, and I’m looking forward to election day!”
 
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  - November 3, 2014
Contact: T.J. McCormack (818) 554-256

***ELECTION DAY ADVISORY***

Tuesday November 4, 2014


Public Schedule For Joe Dillon

New York State Senate 37th District

 

1 P.M.   Voting at the West Center Church Music Room

              101 Pondfield Rd. W. Bronxville, NY

 

7 - 8:30    Phone Calls at Dillon Election Headquarters

                55 East Grassy Sprain Rd. Yonkers, NY

 

8:30 P.M. Election Returns At J.C. Fogarty’s

                 60 Kraft Ave, Bronxville, NY 10708


WHO: Joe Dillon Candidate For NY State Senate
WHAT: Election Day Public Schedule
WHERE: Various Locations Yonkers, NY
WHEN: Election Day, November 4
 
 
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Citizens for an Informed Yorktown
Town Board
October 28, 2014

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

1. Benefits administration
A benefits consulting firm made a presentation to the board about its software and technical support program that can assist the town handle its reporting and record keeping requirements under the Affordable Care Act.

2. Water Pollution Control Plant & UV Bid
The DEP will pay to replace the microfilter at the sewage treatment plant that is at the end of its useful life.

3. Sparkle Lake Dam
The project will cost $12,000 more because of design changes required by the DEC.

4. Small Business Association/Parking
Bob Giordano of the Small Business Association discussed creating more parking spaces in the Heights area for the benefit of local businesses.

5. Hallocks Mill Road traffic
A resident asked the board to do something about speeding on Hallocks Mill Rd.

6. Water Department issues
It was explained that some customers recently received bills that were higher than previous ones because the bill covered five months instead of the usual four.

7. Board meetings on website
The problem uploading videos of Town Board meetings to the town’s web site remain unresolved.

The next Town Board meeting will be November 18th.


 
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Contact: Jessica Proud, 914-438-5325 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
 
ASTORINO AND MOSS: LATINO AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS
WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE ON ELECTION DAY
  
"Cuomo has ignored New York communities of color for too long."

New York--Oct. 31...Latino and African-American voters, who have traditionally supported Democrats in New York, are going to be the deciding factor in an upset victory on Tuesday by Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in his race for governor, the Astorino campaign today predicted.

"Governor Cuomo has completely ignored New York communities of color," Mr. Astorino said. "He has taken for granted the votes of millions of New Yorkers, and his last minute pandering tour only made his absence in those communities for the past four years all the more conspicuous.  My campaign started in the South Bronx because this state is failing as long as the least advantaged of us are not succeeding."
 
The Bronx has among the highest unemployment and childhood poverty rates in America, as do inner city communities in upstate and western, NY. Mr. Astorino and his African-American running mate, Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss, have spent a great portion of their time campaigning in these non-traditional areas for Republican candidates.
 
"The corporate welfare Andrew Cuomo is dishing out isn't doing it for the working poor," Sheriff Moss said. "Mr. Cuomo may think blacks and Hispanics are automatic votes for him, but he has another thing coming on Tuesday. Every person in this state -- regardless of his or her color or ethnicity -- wants the same thing: Economic opportunity for themselves today and for their children tomorrow. That's what Rob and I are offering and what Andrew Cuomo has failed to deliver."
 
Mr. Astorino won a majority of the Hispanic vote in his re-election campaign last year and well over 25 percent of the African-American vote.
 
"In English and in Spanish I have been saying the same thing statewide," Mr. Astorino continued. "Give us four years, and we'll turn this state around."
 
 
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On Friday, October 31, 2014 3:18 PM, Catherine Borgia wrote:

Dear Neighbor,
 
Do you or a loved one have questions regarding the Medicare process?  On Monday, November 10th, from 6:30-9:30pm, Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) will be hosting a presentation on the myths surrounding Medicare at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center located at 95 Broadway in Ossining.  
 
This program will outline various parts of Medicare and will help to lay out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by both the government and private companies. Click here for a flyer with additional details.
 
The Topics to be covered include:
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Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is requested.  Please Call 231-3236 and leave your name, telephone number, and the date of the event you would like to attend.
 
Additional dates and locations of this program (including Nov. 3rd, 6:15–8:45 pm, in Tarrytown and Nov. 24th, 9:15am–12:15 pm at Phelps) are listed at www.westchesterlibraries.org/senior-benefits-information-centers/.
 
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November 1, 2014
Last month, the NYGOP released "Andrew Cuomo's Bottom 10" to coincide with the Governor's appearance on David Letterman.  We'll be recapping one of those items every day for the final ten days before Election Day. Today, here's:
#3: Women's Equality Shel Game
Andrew Cuomo really, really wants you to think he cares about equality for women.  He wants you to think that so badly that he created a ballot line called the "Women's Equality Party" for himself.

Don't buy it. 

The WEP is Cuomo's revenge on the Working Families Party (WFP -- see what he did there?).  After the WFP forced Cuomo to accept a bribe in exchange for their ballot line, Cuomo created the WEP in an act of retribution.  If the WEP siphons enough votes from the WFP on Election Day, the WFP could be knocked down a few rows on the ballot next year, and lose some of its political clout.

Don't just take our word for it: the New York Post quoted a WFP operative as saying, "The Women's Equality Party is Cuomo's F U to the WFP."

The same report cites WFP co-founder Bertha Lewis as saying, "A Women's Equality Party run by men? Please!  The Women's Equality Party is unnecessary. I don't like it. It's cynical."

Capital New York quoted Democratic State Senator Liz Krueger calling the WEP "a mistake."

So that covers the politics. But let's take a look at where Andrew Cuomo fell on the biggest substantive women's rights issue of the last four years:

The Sheldon Silver sex abuse scandal
According to a Quinnipiac poll, almost 60% of New Yorkers wouldn't want their daughter interning in the New York State Assembly.  That's a disgusting statistic. 

Here's why:

The Democratic Speaker of the Assembly, Sheldon Silver, has a history of protecting Assembly Democrats who are caught sexually abusing female staffers.  You read that right.

In 2001, Silver aide Michael Boxley was named in a sexual abuse complaint filed by a 24-year-old female staff member.  Silver refused to fire Boxley.  Two years later, Boxley was removed from the Assembly in handcuffs after a 22-year-old female staff member accused him of rape.

Enter Vito Lopez.  The Democratic Assemblyman was accused of sexual harassment by two young female interns. Sheldon Silver, with the help of Democratic AG Eric Schneiderman and Democratic Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, silenced the victims with hush money payouts funded with our tax dollars.  Lopez subsequently sexually harassed several other female staffers, including a 14-year-old girl.

By silencing Boxley and Lopez's earlier victims, Sheldon Silver is directly responsible for the later instances of sexual assault.

Sexual assault shouldn't be a partisan issue, and indeed, some Democrats called on Sheldon Silver to resign the Assembly Speakership for his disgraceful behavior.  But the vast majority didn't, even as editorial boards around the state condemned Silver for his unforgivable conduct and demanded he step down.

As for Andrew Cuomo?  He hid behind a flimsy separation of powers argument, insisting that it was up to the Assembly to select a leader, and that he wouldn't weigh in, even to take a stand against a man who protected rapists.  This from the man who once said, "I am the Government."  One more problem with that excuse: the New York Post reported that Cuomo apparently was considering ousting Silver at one point.

In the end, Cuomo refused to take on the Assembly Speaker.  Cuomo wanted to avoid a tough political fight, even if that meant allowing a man who knowingly protected serial sex abusers to remain one of the most powerful figures in state government.

So the next time someone tells you there's a "War on Women" going on, tell them they're right: it's being waged by Sheldon Silver and Assembly Democrats, and Andrew Cuomo is on the wrong side.
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November 2, 2014
Last month, the NYGOP released "Andrew Cuomo's Bottom 10" to coincide with the Governor's appearance on David Letterman.  We'll be recapping one of those items every day for the final ten days before Election Day. Today, here's:
#2: #CowardlyCuomo

Here's a quick multiple choice quiz:

Which politician (real or fictitious) called debates "a disservice to democracy?"

A. Frank Underwood
B. Tywin Lannister
C. Senator Palpatine
D. Andrew Cuomo
Yeah, we wish the answer weren't so obvious, too.

Andrew Cuomo refused to debate Zephyr Teachout during the Democratic primary campaign this year.  When pressed on the lack of debates, he responded that he thought debates were often a "disservice to democracy."

Think about that.  The Governor of the State of New York believe that debates are bad for democracy. 

The statement rightfully set off a firestorm of media criticism.  Here are two great pieces from the Daily News and New York Post taking Cuomo to task for his failure to participate in one of democracy's most celebrated traditions.

The New York Post ran our #CowardlyCuomo graphic on page 4.

Cuomo's statement was an act of hypocrisy, not just cowardice.  When Cuomo was running behind in the 2002 gubernatorial primary, he said of debates:

"This is what a campaign should be all about - a good, honest discussion on the issues."

Democrats punished Cuomo for his refusal to debate Teachout: he failed to win 2/3 support from his own Party on Primary Night.

Cuomo has done as great a disservice to democracy in the general election campaign as he did in the Democratic primary.

He agreed to debate Rob Astorino, but would only step in front of TV cameras if candidates from minor parties were also present.  He refused to debate Rob one-on-one on television, despite Rob's call for a series of regional debates and acceptance of debate invitations from several TV stations around the State.

Cuomo even waited until the day after the only debate to release his policy platform for a potential second term.  With the plan released, we called on him to debate its contents but - you guessed it - nada.

Andrew Cuomo took part in one debate in 2014, and spoke for a total of 12 minutes.  That's all he gave us.

Democracy demands debates, but Andrew Cuomo is too afraid of laying his record bare before a television audience and a talented candidate like Rob Astorino to participate in them.

There's no other way to put it: Andrew Cuomo is a coward.
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November 3, 2014
Last month, the NYGOP released "Andrew Cuomo's Bottom 10" to coincide with the Governor's appearance on David Letterman.  We'll be recapping one of those items every day for the final ten days before Election Day. Today, here's:
#1: The Moreland Mess

"Mess" doesn't do this one justice.

Andrew Cuomo launched a Moreland Commission on Public Corruption, ostensibly to investigate the culture of corruption that has made New York politics the laughing stock of the Nation.

But Andrew Cuomo tightly controlled the Commission from behind the scenes, and quashed subpoenas of his own campaign donors when the investigation got to close to him. 

Suddenly, Cuomo shut down the Commission before they could complete their work.

The story made national headlines this Summer: only in New York could a Governor corrupt his own corruption commission.

The New York Times called it a gift to cynics, and the Daily News and New York Post cheered US Attorney Preet Bharara's announcement that his office would pick up the investigations where the Moreland Commission left off. 

Nobody was persuaded by the excuse that Andrew Cuomo offered to the Crain's editorial board:

"It's my commission. My subpoena power, my Moreland Commission. I can appoint it, I can disband it. I appoint you, I can un-appoint you tomorrow.
 
"So, interference? It's my commission. I can't 'interfere' with it, because it is mine. It is controlled by me."
 
The Times called that one "Andrew Cuomo's tantrum." Sounds right to us. 
 
Mr. Bharara confirmed recently that his office is still running multiple investigations in Albany.  That leaves Andrew Cuomo as the only candidate for Governor who has retained a criminal defense team, and there's a very real possibility that Cuomo could be indicted by federal prosecutors if he's reelected. 

The more the press digs, the worse things get.  Just last week, the New York Times reported that Cuomo maintained tight control over a post-Hurricane Sandy Moreland Commission.  According to the Times, their investigation "reveals some of the same hallmarks: interference, efforts to shield his administration's role and a sense that the governor had a clear idea at the outset of what the commission should conclude."

Yes, even a commission to investigate the government's response to a devastating hurricane wasn't free from Andrew Cuomo's political manipulation.

This has been the hallmark of the last four years: on issue after issue, Andrew Cuomo articulates the problem, promises change, then merely scratches at the surface while declaring victory in a series of press releases. 

The Status Cuomo reigns.

After four years, Andrew Cuomo's New York is still the most taxed, most regulated, least free, least business-friendly state in America, just as it was when Andrew Cuomo took office.  It's time for new leadership.

Rob Astorino, Chris Moss, Bob Antonacci and John Cahill comprise one of the best teams of candidates we've had in years. 

Election Day is tomorrow, and there's only one thing left to do: get out and vote.  Check our Election Center if you need to find your polling place.
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On Sunday, November 2, 2014 9:48 PM, Nick for New York wrote:

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Friends,

I wanted to share this front page article Our Town newspaper just published about my campaign!  Three selected quotes are below, followed by the full article, which has been published in print but not online at this time.
-  "Di iorio is pounding the pavement and meeting voters in the district.  One recent morning he visited subway stops throughout the 12th Congressional District and later addressed a group of seniors at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House."

-  "And Di iorio's claim to seriousness isn't all political puffery.  He spent six years in seminary training to become a Catholic priest before deciding it wasn't for him."

-  "And while it makes strategic sense for Maloney -- regarded as the standard-bearer of Manhattan's Democratic establishment -- to avoid legitimizing a political opponent through engagement, the move left her open to criticism for seemingly flouting the democratic process, a point that was recently made for the second time in a New York Post editorial."
Best,
Nick Di iorio
Congressional nominee, NY-12


AN UNDERDOG LOOKS TO THE POLLS

By Daniel Fitzsimmons.  First published: 10/30/2014.

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UPPER EAST SIDE Nick Di iorio (dee-oreo) is finally getting the ink he contends has been denied him since launching his congressional campaign in January.  His opponent, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY 12), has largely ignored his existence, with the tacit cooperation of the media, he says, leading him to claim the press is in her "back pocket."

And while it makes sense for Maloney -- regarded as the standard-bearer of Manhattan's Democratic establishment -- to avoid legitimizing a political opponent through engagement, the move left her open to criticism for seemingly flouting the democratic process, a point that was recently made for the second time in a New York Post editorial.

Other attention includes Business Insider's coverage of a press conference Di iorio held last week on the steps of City Hall, in which he vowed to focus on serious issues, in contrast to Maloney, he said.  He has criticized her for embarking on a trip to China earlier this year in a bid to bring a panda to the Central Park Zoo.  Di iorio's presser featured a costumed panda, which was not lost on Business Insider; their article highlighted the humor in claiming to focus on serious issues while a 6-foot panda is lollygagging in the background.  Di iorio's campaign promoted the article anyway.

The episode is illustrative of the trials and tribulations facing any first time candidate, especially a 28-year-old Republican trying to unseat an entrenched Democrat in a race where the GOP, in recent memory, hasn't bothered to field a candidate.

And Di iorio's claim to seriousness isn't all political puffery.  He spent six years in seminary training to become a Catholic priest before deciding it wasn't for him (he wants a wife and kids).  In August he embarked upon a fact-finding mission to Israel around the same time New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a delegation of state officials were there, and later positioned himself as the pro-Israel candidate by saying Maloney failed to support Israel during the latest conflict in Gaza.

"Even to this day she has not said a word about the most recent Gaza conflict," Di iorio said.  "That to me is a dereliction of duty."

And there are signs he's beginning to get under the veteran Congresswoman's skin.  Coincidentally or not, she announced this month a piece of pro-Israel legislation and a planned trip to Warsaw for the opening of the Museum of Polish Jews.

Maloney's camp sent a letter to the Post complaining about an unfavorable editorial they published on her decision not to debate Di iorio, which led them to incorporate the letter into another editorial reinforcing the point.  Last week, she agreed to debate Di iorio, less than a week before the general election.

In the meantime, Di iorio is pounding the pavement and meeting voters in the district.  One recent morning he visited subway stops throughout the 12th Congressional District and later addressed a group of seniors at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.

"Carolyn Maloney is the ultimate Washington insider, she's been in office 22 years," he told the seniors.  "She's not actively campaigning because she doesn't feel the need to."

The point seemed to resonate with some of the seniors who said they haven't seen her around in a while.

Other times, his seriousness seemed a bit misdirected, such as when he launched into a foreign policy discussion about shipments of Hellfire missiles to Israel and the "need to fight terrorists in the Middle East" while the seniors waited for their lunch.

"In Stuyvesant Town the landlords are greedy, what's your position on taking care of seniors?" asked one woman.

Di iorio mentioned his 33-year-old brother, who has a nervous system disorder and is dependent on Social Security benefits, "and will be for the rest of his life," he said.  "Without those benefits I don't know where we'd be as a family."

He said he's committed to preserving Social Security benefits and other social programs but "making sure they're sustainable."

Di iorio seemed to be at his best when working the room one on one, personable and attentive.  Of the two-dozen tables in the room, he visited almost all of them, gaining traction at some and less at others, but always forging on to the next one.

One woman asked how she could volunteer for his campaign.  Another told him to get lost and that he had "some nerve."

"I didn't know there was another candidate, I like to see that," said a senior named Rita DeFaro, who's running to sit on the advisory committee at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.  Another man at her table, Frank Maltese, who is also running to sit on the advisory committee, liked to refer to Maloney as "Carol Mahoney."

By the end of the conversation Di iorio had secured their votes.

Later at a nearby diner he laid out his campaign strategy over fried eggs, which sat untouched throughout the conversation.  He's received endorsements from the Republican Party (automatically granted when he hit a certain number of petitions), the Queens County Libertarian Party, the Conservative Party and Independence Party.  Between those, he said, he should only have to make up about 20,000 more votes to win the election.

Questions about voter turnout or the district's heavily Democratic registration roles don't faze him.  But perhaps his biggest wedge is painting Maloney as out of touch and ineffective.  He said Maloney last year ranked fifth in Congress for the most bills introduced, but 392 out of 439 in getting bills signed into law.  In interactions with voters in the district he has a penchant for always bringing the conversation back to how entrenched Maloney is and asking people when they last saw her.

"I don't think she enjoys meeting new people, and to be honest that's what I thrive on," said Di iorio, who mentioned that his time in seminary taught him to be a great listener.  "There have been many low points during the campaign, whether it be the fundraising or the lack of support from other Republicans, but the high points that give me the energy to keep going are the subway visits and the trips like the one to Lenox Hill, where I get to meet people who just want to be listened to."

There are gaps in his platform that stand out in contrast to Maloney's record.  When asked about women's issues, he didn't seem to have a well-defined position on his priorities and spoke vaguely about empowering women through education.

Di iorio says he's against abortion but also that he's supportive of women being provided the full range of medical care and services they need.  Of the dozens of platforms on his website, women's issues aren't mentioned.

There are some similarities between Maloney and Di iorio. Both are from out of town; Maloney is from North Carolina and Di iorio grew up in Rhode Island.  Maloney launched her campaign over 20 years ago against an entrenched Republican incumbent and narrowly beat the odds to win the election.

Di iorio's people skills, and his exuberance and earnestness, were on display in an exchange he had with Frank Maltese at the senior center.  Maltese, a former official with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, was holding forth about corruption in the city.  Di iorio didn't add much to that part of the conversation, but brought it back to how many years Maloney's been in office and the need for change.  Before Di iorio stood up to go, Maltese commented that he knows who he's voting for on Nov. 4.

"You've got my vote kid," he said.

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On Monday, November 3, 2014 7:48 AM, County Legislator John G. Testa wrote:

Vote 2014
 Please Support These Candidates on Tuesday
The candidates below can be counted on to represent us with integrity and accomplishment.
 
 
I am supporting the candidates below on Election Day this Tuesday. These candidates represent integrity, honesty and fairness in government. They all have a record of accomplishment and dedication to our community.
 
I know each one of them personally and professionally and have been able to work effectively with them to accomplish positive things for our area. We need them in office to move our communities and state forward in a positive way.
 
Please vote for these candidates on Tuesday, November 4th. Thank you!
 
 
For NY State Governor
 
Rob Astorino 
 
 
 
For NY State Attorney General
 
John Cahill 
 
 
 
For NY State Senate 
 
Terrence Murphy 
 
 
 
Visit John's website or visit him on Facebook
 
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It has come to my attention the difficulty in posting a comment on this blog. If you wish to comment, e-mail me at the link posted below, putting “Manifesto Reader” in the subject matter, and I will “cut and Paste” your comments myself. If you DO NOT wish your comments posted, but just wish to communicate with me, please make your wishes known in the e-mail.
LINKS: atom_taxi@yahoo.com(as this a yahoo address make sure you put an underscore (-) between atom and taxi) 


For immediate reply:  atomtaxi@aol.com

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THE COMPLETE LIST FROM THE BAZZO GRILL'S SERIES
http://ltpbazzo.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/the-comlete-list-of-all-bazzo-grills-interviews-five-questions-with-unedited/
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2007-2012 “In My Opinion” Columns On NCNLocal.com
http://bazzman.blogspot.com/2012/04/2007-present-in-my-opinion-columns-on.html
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THE LIFE OF BAZZO: A YORKTOWN NEWS PROFILE
http://bazzman.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-life-of-bazzo-yorktown-news-profile.html
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BAZZO AT WORK HOME PAGE
http://ltpbazzo.wordpress.com/

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SITES TO LINK TO:BAZZO’S BLOGS:

BAZZOMANIFESTO  

BAZZOMANIFESTO:http://bazzman.blogspot.com/http://bazzman.blogspot.com/

OTHER SITES OF INTEREST
 
Yorktown News
 
 
 Mahopac News Website:
 
 
Filipino Cuisine: www.filipinocuisinemyversion.blogspot.com
http://ellabellahairclippies.blogspot.com
ROB ASTORINO: www.robastorino.com
JOHN G. TESTA: www.johngtesta.com
ON TOPIC W/ JOHN TESTA: www.ontopicwithjt.com
CARS & US: www.doverracing.com
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

Bazzo 11/03/14