Friday, August 16, 2013

Bazzomanifesto Update 08/16/13: 8 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS

1) Bramson: Tough Luck Taxpayers. Keeps Healthcare for Life

2)  You're Invited: Cocktails with Chris Christie 08/24/13

3)  PlanPutnam: News That Matters - August 15, 2013 - The Dukes of Hazard Edition.

4)   CHAIRMAN OF SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE TO JOIN EMERGENCY TAX RELIEF ROUNDTABLE WITH SENATOR BALL AND SUPERINTENDENT MANKO
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5)  NO FARMS, NO FOOD: SENATOR BALL FIGHTS TO SAVE LOCAL HUDSON VALLEY FARM

6) Bruce The Blog: Help Wash out Diabetes

7) Frank Talks with Bruce the Blog: Neil Gross (Military Order of the Purple Heart )

8) PUGLISI ENDORSES DEBBIE CARTER- COSTELLO AND SETH FREACH FOR CORTLANDT TOWN COUNCIL

 
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THE VOLPE/BAZZO REPORT ON YOUTUBE:
 
Thank to the help of a good friend Pat N. we are able to bring you the January - June 2013 season of the Volpe/Bazzo Report on YouTube for those who do not have Optimum/Cablevision.

Here is the link to the complete list of 2013 shows available:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL15q02cIJ1qxB9VVej5EHJxRko-gJQ411


Thank to the help of a good friend Pat N. we are able to bring you the complete 2012 season of the Volpe/Bazzo Report On YouTube for those who do not have Optimum/Cablevision.

Here is the link to the complete list of 2012 shows available:

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For those who have Cablevision/Optimum, you can see fresh episodes of:

THE VOLPE/BAZZO REPORT:
Wednesdays 9:30 P.M.
channel 74.
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.

Wednesday 9:00 P.M.
Channel 15
Philips town – Cortlandt – Peekskill – Ossining and Briarcliff., Mt Kisco , North Tarrytown

HOSTED BY: DOMENIC VOLPE & ANTHONY BAZZO
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Contact:  Bill O'Reilly, 212-396-9117 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
PART-TIME MAYOR BRAMSON: TOUGH LUCK, NEW ROCHELLE,
I'M KEEPING MY HEALTHCARE FOR LIFE
 
"New Rochelle Taxpayers Have Been Downright Swindled,"
Astorino Spokeswoman
 
Westchester--Aug. 15...Part-time New Rochelle mayor Noam Bramson is keeping his healthcare for life, taxpayers be damned. And they should thank him for it because he's kicking in 18 cents on the dollar. That was the message the high taxing, part-time mayor delivered yesterday in a rambling interview with the publication City & State, said Jessica Proud, campaign spokeswoman for Friends of County Executive Rob Astorino.
 
"Public officials are supposed to look out for the people, not themselves," Ms. Proud said. "But Noam Bramson has quietly set himself up for life as a part-time mayor at the expense of the unsuspecting taxpayer. To pay for his healthcare bonanza -- and the 40% pay hike he handed himself -- Mr. Bramson raised New Rochelle property taxes 109%, plus every imaginable local tax and nuisance fee. There is no other way to put it: New Rochelle taxpayers have been downright swindled here."
 
Under New Rochelle law, the part-time mayor is eligible for healthcare for life after just five years.
 
In contrast to Mr. Bramson, County Executive Astorino changed county healthcare rules for himself and his staff upon entering office, requiring that they contribute to the cost of their insurance. And Mr. Astorino's healthcare insurance expires with his term -- as it should.
 
"Mr. Bramson is well known in New Rochelle as someone who loves to talk," Ms. Proud continued. "But it's funny; no one seems to recall him ever mentioning this sweetheart healthcare-for-life deal."
 
 
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Friends,
Chris Christie is running for reelection this year. As you know, Gov. Christie is one of America's great Republican reformers.  From taking on the teachers' unions to promoting economic growth in New Jersey, Gov. Christie has set a model that the rest of the Nation can follow -- that's why it's so important to support his reelection campaign.  
Gov. Christie would appreciate your support on Saturday, August 24. Click the invitation below for a high-res version and reply card!
 
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Group: http://groups.google.com/group/planputnam/topics
­­FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 531-9796
*** MEDIA ADVISORY***
***Saturday, September 7th at 11:00 am***
CHAIRMAN OF SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE TO JOIN EMERGENCY TAX RELIEF ROUNDTABLE WITH SENATOR BALL AND SUPERINTENDENT MANKO
 
Brewster, N.Y. – 8/15/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is happy to announce that Senator John Flanagan, Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Education has confirmed attendance to the emergency Unfunded Mandate and Tax Relief Roundtable. In addition to Senator Flanagan, Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith and Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy will be joining Mahopac Superintendent Manko and Senator Ball’s Mandate Relief Advisory Council at the September 8th roundtable.
 
Unfunded mandates drive up costs of schools, municipalities, and ultimately taxes. Albany has a long history of passing unfunded mandates down to local municipalities and schools. In part, these mandates have forced New York to have some of the highest taxes in the nation.
 
To combat these unfunded mandates, Senator Greg Ball has developed a Mandate Relief Advisory Council. Ball’s Advisory Council and Mahopac Central School District Superintendent Thomas Manko will be hosting an emergency Unfunded Mandate and Tax Relief Roundtable at 11 AM on September 7, 2013, at Mahopac High School, located at 421 Baldwin Place Rd, in Mahopac, NY.
 
“Unfunded mandates are crushing our local governments and school districts all across the state. We need unfunded mandate relief and we need it now,” said Senator Greg Ball. “I am happy to host this roundtable with Superintendent Manko, to dig deeper into these burdensome testing requirements, local reporting nightmares and administrative bureaucracy. There are a myriad of opportunities for Albany to deliver relief.”
 
“Meaningful mandate relief for our schools is crucial to the future of our education system and I thank Senator Ball for the invitation to discuss the impact they have on this region. While school leaders have consistently expressed the need for relief, there has not been a clear consensus regarding which mandates should be repealed. This forum will allow for an open dialogue on the issue and help us map out a plan that will provide the most relief to school districts and taxpayers,” stated Senator John Flanagan, Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Education.
 
“When it comes to paying for Albany’s and Washington’s unfunded and underfunded school mandates, school districts are left footing the bill. Here in Mahopac, we are proud of our K-12 educational program, which culminates in a Senior High School program that prepares students for college and the workforce and has been designated by Newsweek Magazine as one of “America’s Best” for four consecutive years. However, we are drowning in unfunded and underfunded mandates that must be paid for by the taxpayer and consume nearly 18% of the district’s annual budget. If we continue at this rate, layoffs will increase at a rapid pace and cutting essential programs as a solution to balance the budget will become inevitable just to pay for these mandated programs and services,” said Superintendent Manko. “I am happy to co-host this roundtable with Senator Ball and I would like to thank him for his commitment to providing us with much needed unfunded mandate relief.”
 
“In Putnam County nearly 75 percent of our taxes go directly to unfunded mandates. While the 2 percent tax cap was a good thing, we need mandate relief to continue to comply and keep our taxes down. Unfunded mandates make it very difficult for the county to properly fund law enforcement and emergency services for our people,” said Sheriff Donald B. Smith. “I am honored to join Senator Ball in his fight and I thank him for his commitment to lowering our taxes and delivering real unfunded mandate relief.”
 
“I am happy to stand by Senator Greg Ball in his efforts to provide real unfunded mandate relief at the local level,” said Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy. “Here in Yorktown we have made history by not only staying under the two percent tax cap, but delivering an unheard of 3.62 percent decrease. However, it is getting increasingly difficult to stay under the cap with the current unfunded mandates we have in place. We desperately need mandate relief and all future mandates must be funded.”
 
The roundtable agenda will include reviewing a survey of unfunded mandates, the mandate relief resolutions submit to Governor Cuomo’s Mandate Relief Council by schools and municipalities in the 40th Senate District and the mandates frequently raised in discussion with school administrators, municipalities, board members and the public.
 
If you would like to attend the Mandate Relief Roundtable, please RSVP to (845) 279-3773 or kgobins@nysenate.gov.
 
What: Mandate Relief Roundtable 
Who:   Senator Greg Ball
Superintendent Thomas Manko
Senator John Flanagan, Chairman of the NYS Senate Committee on Education
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith
Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy
Senator Greg Ball’s Mandate Relief Advisory Council
When: Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11 AM
Where: Mahopac High School: 421 Baldwin Place Rd, in Mahopac, NY.
 
For more information contact Joe Bachmeier at Joe@ball4ny.com or (845) 531-9796.
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NYS Senator Greg Ball
Media: (845) 531 9796 
Personal: (914) 406 5114
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 531-9796
NO FARMS, NO FOOD: SENATOR BALL FIGHTS TO SAVE LOCAL HUDSON VALLEY FARM
 
 
Pine Plains, N.Y. – 8/15/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is fighting to for a local Hudson Valley Farm, Coach Farm, to be included back into a NYC farmer's market that formerly accounted for 10 percent of their annual sales.
 
Coach Farm is located in the Hudson Valley town of Pine Plains, just two hours outside of New York City. Since they were first introduced over twenty-five years ago, Coach Farm cheeses have won many competitions and awards for their cheese, milk and yogurt all produced by their over 900 French Alpine dairy goats, born and raised on their farm.
 
“As a 4-H member in Dutchess County I toured this farm when it first opened and have visited the farm regularly as an adult. This is one of the treasures of the Hudson Valley and we need to work together to keep them. It has been made clear to me that their business has been dramatically and negatively affected by a decision to ban them from the New York City Greenmarket Farmers Market. This decision must be reversed. I join many local residents, including the dozens employed directly by the farm, in expressing real concern for the financial and emotional hardship caused by what seems like a mindless bureaucratic decision,” said Senator Greg Ball. “Growing up I ran a small private dairy farm, grew a 2 acre market garden and ran a small farm where I raised meat and produce. I sold the products I made at a small roadside food stand.
 
The issues confronted by Coach Farm are close to my heart. Coach Farm employs local workers and is great for our local Hudson Valley economy. I am urging everyone to join this cause and help me reach out to our friends in elected and appointed positions who can help correct this obvious wrong. Let's all fight until the New York City Greenmarket properly reconsiders their decision and includes Coach Farm into the farmer's market. Rules are one thing but senseless red tape is another story and I am asking that those people who are in a position to right this wrong do so immediately.”
 
Coach Farm is located in the Hudson Valley town of Pine Plains, just two hours outside of New York City. Since they were first introduced over twenty five years ago, Coach Farm cheeses have won many competitions and awards for their cheese, milk and yogurt all produced by their over 900 French Alpine dairy goats, born and raised on their farm.
 
Miles and Lillian Cahn of Coach Leather Company founded Coach Farm over twenty-five years ago. When they owned the company it was a proud and prestigious member of the NYS Greenmarket. The Greenmarket is a program of the Grow NYC, a privately funded nonprofit organization, which works to conserve farmland and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce to New Yorkers.
 
In 2008, Mr. Cahn sold the farm to Best Cheese Company, located in Mount Kisco New York. When Coach Farm reapplied for the Greenmarket they were deemed ineligible. Greenmarket citied that the new parent company, Best Cheese Company, while based in Mount Kisco, is actually a division of Uniekaas International based in the Netherlands. According to Greenmarket, Coach Farm is ultimately owned by a foreign entity and is no longer considered a farm and thus they are no longer eligible for the farmers market.
 
“The Greenmarket says we are not a farm. Tell that to the 28 New York residents that make up the crew here, who make the cheese, feed and milk the goats,” said Steven Margarities, President of Coach Farm. “We purchased Coach Farm to save it from bankruptcy. Unfortunately, with the Green Market’s decision not to allow us into the market, they have really given the company a death sentence. The survival of this company is directly tied to the revenue from this market.”
 
Mark Newbold, Coach Farm cheesemaker, said on average the farm's sales annually at the Greenmarket would exceed $250,000 each year. In addition to these loss of sales Coach Farm has lost placement in some of NYC finer restaurants and replaced with other states products and even with foreign product. The Greenmarket provides visibility of their products to a diverse amount of people.  Not being in the market accounts for more than a 10 percent dip in sales.
 
“We are a local Hudson Valley business that employs over two dozen local residents. Not being included in the Greenmarket has placed an extraordinary financial hardship on our small business. In 2012 Coach Farm's losses exceeded $750,000. We can only loose so long before we are going to be forced out of business,” said Newbold. “It was my honor to give Senator Ball and his team a tour of our farm and to explain our hardships. I thank him for all the work he is doing on our behalf to help us get back into the Greenmarket.”
 
“At a time when local businesses are under unnecessary and inordinate stress from Washington and Albany, to allow a bureaucratic technicality to deny a "truly" local farm access to a thriving NYC market is government absurdity at its worst,” said Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan. “As a County Comptroller, I see assisting local business to grow revenue streams as a core purpose of County government.”
 
For more information contact Joe Bachmeier at Joe@ball4ny.com or (845) 531-9796.
 
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Media: (845) 531 9796 
Personal: (914) 406 5114
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Bruce The Blog: Help Wash out Diabetes
 
 
 
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Frank Talks with Bruce the Blog: Neil Gross (Military Order of the Purple Heart )
 
 
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For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Contact: John McBride, Cortlandt Democrats Chair, john.mcbride132@gmail.com 
 
 
CORTLANDT SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI ENDORSES DEBBIE CARTER- COSTELLO AND SETH FREACH FOR CORTLANDT TOWN COUNCIL
 
Puglisi:  “Cortlandt needs Debbie Carter-Costello and Seth Freach”
 
  Endorsement from Town’s High Ranking Official and Longtime Supervisor Critical in Upcoming Primary Election 
 
CORTLANDT MANOR, NY— With less than four weeks until a Democratic Primary election in the Town of Cortlandt, Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi announced her endorsement of Debbie Carter-Costello and Seth Freach to fill the two vacancies left by retiring council members John Sloan and Ann Lindau-Martin.
   
In announcing her endorsement, Puglisi said:  “With two of our board members retiring, Cortlandt needs Debbie Carter-Costello and Seth Freach to take their place.  They will use their experience and dedication to maintain the effective government that we have worked so hard to build over the years.  With Debbie and Seth on the Council, we will keep taxes low and create smart business growth for our town's future."
 
Supervisor Puglisi, who has served as Town Supervisor for the past 21 years, is widely considered one of the most popular elected leaders in Westchester County.  Indeed, this year the Cortlandt Republicans chose not to run a candidate against her, citing her popularity as the chief reason.  In 2009, Puglisi won a Democratic Primary with 88% of the vote and then went on to win the General Election with nearly 70% of the vote.  
 
Carter-Costello and Freach also have the support of current Town Council members Frank Farrell and Dr. Richard Becker.  Cortlandt Democratic Chair John McBride said that the unanimity of support of the current Supervisor and Town Council members demonstrated the quality of the two candidates.  McBride added: “Supervisor Puglisi has a long track record of success and this endorsement really is a game changer.  Linda’s support of Seth Freach and Debbie Carter-Costello is going to be critical to voters and really speaks to the fact that this is the team that has the skills and experience Cortlandt will need going forward.”    
 
Seth Freach responded:  “Supervisor Puglisi is the model of what good government looks like, an elected representative who puts people and community first. It will be an honor to serve with her. I am grateful and excited to know that she feels my experience and dedication to Cortlandt will be an asset as we continue years of good work and build Cortlandt’s future.”
 
Debbie Carter-Costello commented:  I’m honored to have the endorsement of Supervisor Linda Puglisi and the Town Board members. Linda and her team have done an excellent job at keeping taxes low, and supporting our seniors, youth, and Veterans.  I’m very excited to have this opportunity to run with the Puglisi Team and look forward to serving the Town of Cortlandt as the next Town Councilwoman
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*CABLE SHOWS TO WATCH:


THE VOLPE/BAZZO REPORT:

Wednesdays 9:30 P.M.
channel 74.
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.

Wednesday 9:00 P.M.
Channel 15
Philips town – Cortlandt – Peekskill – Ossining and Briarcliff., Mt Kisco , North Tarrytown

HOSTED BY: DOMENIC VOLPE & ANTHONY BAZZO

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


SENIOR FORUM:
CHANNEL 74
Thursdays and Fridays at 5:30 PM.
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: NICK DiTOMASSO
 
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 08/16/13  
 
 

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