Monday, August 19, 2013

Bazzomanifesto Update 08/19/13: 9 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS
1) Cortlandt Manor Rotary Recognizes "The Best"

2) Councilman Peter Tripodi:  : Which is it?

3) PRESS RELEASE] Grand opening of GOP 'Northern Command' in Yorktown
 
4)  Aparformances in Axial Theater Summer Workshop- Aug. 23-25

5)  Westchester Legislators: Board Meeting Preview and Media Schedule for Week of August 18

6)  Westchester Legislators Chairman Jenkins: "Astorino's Fight with Feds Now Costing Our Taxpayers"

7) You're Invited: A Reception for Chris Gibson 08/28/13

8)  9/11 Serve and Remember Week of Service in Westchester County

9)  Bruce The Blog: Three Dads’ Darkest Mourn

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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:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCstWajSgbAgVe29zEyjftlw

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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Cortlandt Manor Rotary Recognizes "The Best"
 
 
This year at the Annual Anniversary Celebration the Cortlandt Manor Rotary took the opportunity to recognize some of the BEST in our community!
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On left: Linda Puglisi, Supervisor of Town of Cortlandt and on right Rotarian Victoria Winkelmann, Secretary of Cortlandt Manor Rotary Club were both awarded as Cortlandt Manor Rotary's newest Paul Harris Fellows.
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From left Charles Hellmich of Mahopac National Bank, Evan Liaskos of Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant, Melissa Smith of Panas High School, Supervisor Linda Puglisi, Rotarian Vickie Winkelmann, Domenic Volpe of Domenic's Cleaners and NYS Trooper Awardee.

Awards were given to Mahopac National Bank for the BEST CORPORATION in our area for their support on literacy projects for Rotary Clubs around our District for many years in addition to many other charitable endeavors.  Charles Hellmich accepted the Award for Mahopac National Bank.

Evan Liaskos from Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant was recognized as the BEST RESTAURANTEUR for his constant good deeds for the citizens in need in our community.  He has done many things over his years including Easter Dinner for the Fire Victims of Hudson View Apartments to Giving Back 20% to Charities in the Area doing dining events at CCR plus many other noteworthy ways of contributing to our community.

Melissa Smith of Walter Panas was awarded BEST TEACHER of the Year.  Melissa has a long history of personal contribution to her community. In addition to being a role model to students, she has started a number of clubs and organizations to do everything from deal with grief to contribute to their neighborhoods.

Supervisor Linda Puglisi and Rotarian Victoria Winkelmann both received the highest honor in Rotary as they became Paul Harris Fellows.  They joined the ranks of Mother Theresa, Itzhak Perlman, Jane Goodall, Arnold Palmer, Queen Noor and many more distinguished citizens of the world.

The award for BEST BUSINESS was presented to Domenic Volpe of Domenic's Cleaners and Tailors who constantly helps the Veterans and many other charities in any number of ways from donating cleaning to supporting fundraisers for nonprofits.  He volunteers his time as well, being involved with many civic organizations and serving on boards in our communities.

The BEST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER was given to a local State Trooper who has been very involved with community service and serves as a member of the Coast Guard.
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Legislator Borgia must pick a side: Either she stands with Ossining, Croton, and the County Executive, or she stands with HUD and its charges of exclusionary zoning in our communities.
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“Smart Planning,” or “Mistaken”?

 

Legislator Borgia must pick a side: Either she stands with Ossining, Croton, and the County Executive, or she stands with HUD and its charges of exclusionary zoning in our communities.  For two years, she has refused to support the County’s statements that Ossining and Croton have legal, inclusionary zoning that allows affordable housing. Two months ago, she even described the HUD Housing Monitor’s report cards, “smart planning” (Journal News, June 11th). These report cards required Ossining and Croton to build over 200 units of new affordable housing by 2015, and listed “exclusionary” zoning regulations that the towns must repeal to meet their affordable housing “obligation.”   Then two weeks ago, after I condemned the HUD Housing Monitor’s conclusions the Ossining, Croton, and 5 other towns in Westchester are “exclusionary” (Housing Monitor’s Report, July 31, 2013), and I condemned Legislator Borgia for turning her back on her constituents, our legislator has a convenient change of heart, and released a statement calling the HUD Housing Monitor’s findings “mistaken.”    Her contradictions and political rhetoric should be alarming to all of the voters of District 9.   Which one is it? Smart planning, or mistaken conclusions?   We have had enough political grandstanding and double talk from our faulty representative, and we deserve a clear answer because that same HUD report advances a process to force change of the current zoning laws in Croton and Ossining and deny Home Rule.  Reducing minimum lot size, increasing the height of structures, and allowing accessory apartments are all a reality for Ossining and Croton should the HUD Housing Monitor have his way.    According to HUD, the County must admit and accuse Ossining and Croton of have exclusionary zoning practices, take away the support services funded by our tax dollars and then sue these municipalities to change their zoning.  “The County is directed to identify steps it will take to ensure that these municipalities take steps to provide opportunity for affordable housing. These steps may include the provision of technical assistance, enforcement of the County’s Discretionary Funding policy and litigation.” (Housing Monitor Report, July 31, 2013).    But it gets worse.  Our legislator also goes on to state that she wants to “work with” the housing monitor to “put this behind us” and “move forward” (Government Operations Committee Meeting, August 13, 2013). Quite frankly, what local elected official would really want to “work with” someone who is trying to force litigation in an attempt to subvert our zoning and environmental laws? Does “working with” the HUD Housing Monitor include participating and voting to sue Ossining & Croton to change their zoning laws?  Does “working with” the HUD Housing Monitor include forcing the construction of over 200 units of new housing in Croton and Ossining? Does “working with” the HUD Housing monitor disregard the negative effects said construction would have on our schools, infrastructure, water, and sewer?   As a member of the Westchester County Housing Opportunity Commission, a local councilman for my community for nearly four years, and a 27 year old young professional that, quite frankly, can’t afford to live in Westchester, I agree very strongly with the promotion of affordable housing.  However, I support Home Rule, and I stand against the federal government’s attempts to dismantle our zoning laws and violate our state constitutional rights.  The author is a Town Councilman in Ossining.  Peter is also a member of the Westchester County Housing Opportunity Commission and candidate for Westchester County Legislator, District 9.  Peter Tripodi (914) 774-0373
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16th, 2013 
Contact: Serafina Mastro, 914-497-7460  
 
GOP OPENS "NORTHERN COMMAND"
2013 CAMPAIGN HQ
County Executive Rob Astorino cuts the ribbons at the Northern Westchester GOP campaign headquarters in Yorktown Heights. The office is located next to Maria's Pizza, 2045 Saw Mill River Rd. Yorktown Heights and will be open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

YORKTOWN, NY - County-wide and local Republican candidates have once again teamed up to place their campaign headquarters in Northern Westchester. A ribbon cutting for the new office, which serves as a GOP base of operations for the upper part of the County, was held today, with County Executive Rob Astorino cutting the ribbon.

County Executive Astorino quipped that as with any good campaign office, it is located in close proximity to a pizzeria.

The office is located next to Maria's Pizza in the Triangle Gateway Shopping Center, at 2041 Saw Mill River Rd. Yorktown Heights. It is open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily and staffed by full-time campaign professionals. Voters can stop by if they are interested in volunteering or if they would like a lawn sign, poster, bumper sticker or other information.

Yorktown Republican Town Committee Chairwoman Serafina Mastro noted that four years ago, the Republican resurgence in Northern Westchester began with the opening of an office in Yorktown Heights.   

Candidates from Bedford, Cortlandt, Lewisboro, New Castle, Peekskill, Somers, Yorktown and elsewhere, along with County-wide candidates who were on hand for today's event, expect to replicate that success. Speakers at the event said they hope to eclipse the near 65% performance at the polls by Republicans throughout northern Westchester in 2009.

Since 2009, the Yorktown Republican Town Committee has turned a 1-4 deficit on the Town Board into a 4-1 majority, elected 2 Republican Judges and delivered 63% for County Executive Rob Astorino in Andy Spano's hometown.

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Editor's note: For high resolution photos from the event suitable for publication, visit https://picasaweb.google.com/113253117775407300006/
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    Friends, 

    Hope this summery season is treating you warmly. 

    Just an FYI about two short theater pieces I am acting in next weekend (Aug. 23-25) as part of the Axial Theater Summer Performance Workshop (details below) at St. John's Episcopal Church in Pleasantville. If you're in the area with nothing to do... if not, maybe next time. 

In Program A: A Starry Night, I am Lendall in "Getting Back" (last scene, Act I, "Almost, Maine"), a middle-age Mainer who has been dating Gayle  (Lori Sachare) 11 years, yet they still live separately. A regular romantic. Gail's had it with Lendall's dilly-dallying and wants back, quite literally, all the love she gave him. Be careful what you wish for, Gayle. 

   In Program B: Out of Touch, I am Tom in Theresa Rebeck's "The Contract" (short one-acter), a journeyman actor hoping to be signed by brash, slithery talent agent Phil (Joe Ruggiero). Phil bullies Tom by telling him actors are even beneath sleazy agents in the show biz pecking order. Can Tom act his way out of being intimidated? Only one way to find out. 

best,
ba 

Bruce Apar
(914) 275-6887 


 
 
Subject: Summer Performance Workshop- August 23rd thru 25th only!

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HOWARD MEYER'S ACTING PROGRAM
A DIVISION OF AXIAL THEATRE

PROUDLY PRESENTS THE 2013 SUMMER PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP



Workshop Director: Rachel Jones
Co-Directors: Aisling Mulhern & Jess Erick

SUMMER STORIES


 
Program A: Starry Night 
Friday August 23, 8:00 PM
Saturday August 24, 2:00 PM



 
Program B:Out of Touch

Saturday August 24, 8:00 PM
Sunday August 25, 4:00 PM

Featuring*:   
Rofa Abayon, Bruce Apar, Pamela Brokaw, 
Luis Diaz, Dan Forman, Hannah Grybowski, 
Nancy Intrator, Dan Kausch, Betsy Miller, 
Dianne Pennington, Joe Ruggiero and Lori Sachare
  
 
*All performers appear in both Program A and Program B

All performances at: 
St. John's Episcopal Church
8 Sunnyside Avenue
Pleasantville, NY 10570
  

 
Suggested Donation: $15
Call our Reservation Line at 914.286.7680 or email axialtheatre@gmail.com
to secure your spot!
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2013
Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 (office) | 914-419-5221 (cell)
 
Westchester Board of Legislators: Week of August 18
Board & Committee Meeting Preview and Media Schedule
 
 
A preview of what is happening at the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) next week:
 
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
 
1:30 PM
Community Services—Hon. Alfreda Williams, Chair
Committee Coordinator: Debby Linhardt (914-995-8163)
1)    Social Services Commissioner Kevin McGuire to discuss Child Protective Services, Child Care and the final 2012 budget reconciliation, and proposed fingerprinting at Day Care Centers
2)    Law Department and Public Works staff to discuss taking back the WestHELP property in Greenburgh
 
Thursday, August 22, 2013
 
7:35 AM
Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins with WVOX Host T.J. McCormack
Weekly radio chat
Listen LIVE on WVOX radio 1460AM. Web streaming LIVE at www.wvox.com
Listeners have the opportunity to call in with questions at 914-636-0110 or by emailing westchesterbolradio@gmail.com
 
Friday, August 23, 2013
 
8:00 AM
Capital Projects Sub-Committee / Budget & Appropriations, Hon. Lyndon Williams, Chair
Committee Coordinator: Sally Schecter (914-995-2832)
1)      Discussion of Rehabilitation of Union Ave in the Town/Village of Harrison, Exterior Infrastructure Repairs of the County White Plains Complex (2011-2015), Rehabilitation of Fort Hill Road in Yonkers, Mill Road in Eastchester and New Rochelle, Ossining Waste Water Treatment Plant Twin Feeder Aerial Cable Replacement
2)      Local Development Corporation Executive Director Jim Coleman to discuss minority and women owned business participation in public works contracts
 
Please note: Latest Board and committee meeting agendas (including “TBA” agendas) posted online at http://westchesterlegislators.com/component/jevents/month.calendar/
 
*** All meetings are WEB STREAMED LIVE on the Legislature’s website at www.westchesterlegislators.com. Just press the MEETING VIDEO-ON-DEMAND button and scroll down to the COMMITTEE section *** 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2013
Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 | 914-419-5221 (cell)
 
 
Westchester Legislators Chairman Jenkins:
“Astorino’s Fight with Feds Now Costing Our Taxpayers”
 
 
White Plains, NY – Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) released the following statement today in regard to the announcement that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was reallocating $7.4 million of 2011 funding earmarked for the County:
 
“The federal government gave the Astorino Administration every opportunity to comply with the requirements attached to receiving these essential block grants and program funds. Instead, County Executive Astorino’s continuing fight with the federal government has reached a point where it will now cost Westchester taxpayers over seven million dollars.
 
“The Astorino Administration now needs to focus on protecting the other ten million dollars of federal funds Westchester is in jeopardy of losing by providing substantial assurances that address the issues that came out in the report recently released by the federal monitor of the housing settlement.”
 
The exact amounts within the $7.4 million include $5,378,557 of Community Development Block Grant programs, $1,655,688 for the HOME Investment Partnership program (which is used for affordable housing construction) and $405,939 for the Emergency Shelter / Solutions Grant program (which is used for homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services).
 
Additional news and photos available at www.westchesterlegislators.com/newsroom
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Friends,

Congressman Chris Gibson is running for reelection, and he needs your help.  

Rep. Gibson's likely challenger is Sean Eldridge, the 27-year-old husband of Facebook co-founder (and multimillionaire) Chris Hughes. A close friend of Nancy Pelosi, Mr. Eldridge has been district-shopping for years, and he's settled on NY-19.  

Mr. Eldridge thinks he can buy a seat in Congress. Money may buy a lot of things, but it can't buy the kind of homegrown, bipartisan leadership that the 19th District already has in Rep. Chris Gibson.  

On Wednesday, August 28th, come show your support for Chris -- and tell Sean Eldridge that the 19th District is not for sale!

Click the invitation below for a high-res version!
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This gives me a chance to plug my business ATOM TAXI INC.
 
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BAZZOMANIFESTO UPSTATE:http://psctpok.wordpress.com/
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BAZZOMANIFESTO:http://bazzman.blogspot.com/http://bazzman.blogspot.com/

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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:


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 08/19/13  

 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

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