Friday, January 17, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 01/17/14: 14 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1)  Planning Board Meeting CANCELLED - Town of Ossining - January 22nd, 2014


2)  Sign the Petition, Tell Cuomo: "Tear Down This Wall!"

3)  KATZ THANKS PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK DENNIS SANT FOR HIS SERVICE

4)  Did You Read Kieran's Op-Ed in Today's NY Post?

5)  12 Grapes:  We have a favor to ask - second request...

6)  CTC&G ANNOUNCES JOHN EDELMAN PRESIDENT & CEO OF DESIGN WITHIN REACH AS THE 2014 INNOVATOR AWARD RECIPIENT

7)  ICYMI - New York Times: Cuomo and Schneiderman Fight Over Money

8)  Cox: Bishop Puts Party over People

9)  RNC And New York GOP Announce Asian State Director Hire

10) We Are Family Foundation Gala - Honoring Steven Van Zandt 01/21/14

11) Winter Fun at the Three Stallion Inn

12) SENATOR GREG BALL ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION FOR MORNINGTHORP BRIDGE IN SOUTHEAST

13)  SENATOR GREG BALL WELCOMES NEW YORK CIVIL AIR PATROL TO STATE CAPITOL

14) OVER TWO HUNDRED PARENTS, STUDENTS & EDUCATORS ATTEND SENATOR BALL’S COMMON CORE FORUM

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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.

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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.

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Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly The Volunteer-Spirited Town Planning Board Meeting CANCELLED The January 22nd meeting of the Town of Ossining Planning Board has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on a date TBA. John Paul
To Me

Jan 16 at 5:10 PM
 

    The Volunteer-Spirited Town
 TownofOssining.com

Planning Board Meeting

CANCELLED

The January 22nd meeting of the Town of Ossining Planning Board has been cancelled.

The next meeting will be held on a date TBA.

John Paul Rodrigues
Ossining Operations Center
101 Route 9A
Ossining, NY 10562



 
 
The John Paul Rodrigues Operations Center can only be reached from the southbound lane of Route 9A and is between Route 134 and Route 133.
 
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
Dear Friends:
Governor Cuomo is picking winners and losers again. This time he is building an economic wall that runs from the Connecticut border west, over the Hudson River, all the way out to the Pennsylvania border. Manufacturers north of Cuomo’s wall will pay no corporate tax. Meanwhile, those manufacturers south of Cuomo’s wall will pay a proposed 6.5%.
Cuomo's proposal will drive manufacturing jobs out of the Hudson Valley and Long Island. Our communities can't afford to lose more jobs. Please sign the petition today and tell Cuomo, "Enough is enough, stop playing politics with jobs."

This plan actually encourages manufacturers in the 
Hudson Valley or Long Island to pick up shop and head somewhere else. Let's stop this plan in it's tracks. Sign the petition today and share it with your friends. 
Cuomo's tax gimmicks that pit New Yorkers against each other have not grown the economy. They merely shift jobs from one part of the state to another. Permanent, across-the-board-tax-cuts are fair and the proven job
 creator New York desperately needs.
Sincerely,
Kieran

PS: Please forward this email to your friends and share it on Facebook to help us to kick this petition off by topping 1,000 signatures ASAP.
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 Fishkill with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..

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KATZ THANKS PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK
DENNIS SANT FOR HIS SERVICE
A statement from Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,C,I - Yorktown)
 
            Today, we all learned that our long-time Putnam County Clerk, Dennis Sant, will not seek another term. Dennis ran one of the most efficient and transparent offices in the state. Never crumbling amidst media and government pressure, he stood up against the media and refused to give out pistol permit holders' information and endanger law-abiding citizens' livelihoods. Dennis Sant always stood up for the people of Putnam County. Our community will miss his service, and I wish him the best in his future endeavors.
 

 
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
Dear Friends:

Please be sure to check out Kieran's op-ed in today's New York Post: Andrew Cuomo's Tax Gimmicks Divide New Yorkers. Then, help us expose Cuomo's destructive policies by signing the petition to demand Cuomo tear down his tax wall.

Andrew Cuomo's Tax Gimmicks Divide New Yorkers - by Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor
"Will Gov. Cuomo ever stop with the tax gimmicks? Our beleaguered state economy needs more than political plans that pick winners and losers.
In his State of the State Address last week, Cuomo essentially proposed building an economic wall running West from the Connecticut border all the way out to the Pennsylvania border. Manufacturers north of Cuomo’s wall would pay no corporate tax; those to the south would a 6.5 percent.
Once again, Cuomo had acknowledged that tax cuts spur job growth, then turned that idea on its head with political gimmickry."

 Read Kieran's whole op-ed online here. And please remember to sign the petition. We have to stop Cuomo's destructive tax plans.

Sincerely,
Chris Covucci


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 Fishkill with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..

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 JOHN EDELMAN, PRESIDENT & CEO OF DESIGN WITHIN REACH TO RECEIVE CTC&G's 2014 INNOVATOR AWARD
 
Norwalk, CT- (January 16, 2014) -CTC&G announces John Edelman President and CEO of Design Within Reach will receive the 2014 Innovator award at its 8th annual Innovation in Design Awards on May 20th.  The Innovation in Design Awards celebrates and honors top design in the following categories: Architecture, Interior Design, Kitchen, Bath, Landscape, and Innovative Product Design.
 
 "Throughout his career in design John Edelman has been an innovator", said Editorial Director, D.J. Carey. "Most recently as the President and CEO of Design Within Reach, John has made authentic modern pieces accessible to the consumer for the first time. His commitment to protecting designers of classic modern pieces and his recent effort to involve more designers at Design Within Reach has changed the way we all view and live with modern design."
 
Mr. Edelman has more than 20 years of experience with consumer-focused lifestyle brands, most recently at Edelman Leather. During his 14-year tenure at Edelman, six years of which were spent as President and CEO, he exponentially increased its brand awareness, sales and profits as the leading national provider of premium leather to the home furnishings industry. He was instrumental in leading the sale of his namesake company to Knoll, Inc., in October 2007. Prior to joining Edelman in 1995, Mr. Edelman spent seven years at Sam & Libby, Inc., where he was responsible for its U.S. business. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Waterworks, the Board of Trustees of DIFFA, and on the board of Carlos Falchi handbags.
 
CTC&G also announces that Anthony Baratta of Anthony Baratta LLC, Gary L. Brewer of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Jennifer Cohler Mason of J. Cohler Mason Design, Kerry Delrose of Delrose Design Group, Matthew Patrick Smyth of Matthew Patrick Smyth Interior Designs, and Eric Rains of Eric Rains Landscape Architects will serve as the panel of key influencers to judge each submission.
 
 
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CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens) delivers the finest  design editorial to residents of one of America's most affluent communities. This award-winning publication informs and inspires readers with beautifully photographed features on architecture, interior and landscape design, plus insider views of real estate, entertaining and art. The magazines are oversized and well designed to emphasize superior journalism and photography, inspired by a local "sense of place." Visit cottages-gardens.com. Like us/follow us: Facebook (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens); Twitter (@CTCandG), Instagram (CTCandG) and Pinterest (Cottages & Gardens).
 
 
 















 
 
 
 
 


 
 

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January 16, 2013
ICYMI - New York Times: Cuomo and Schneiderman Fight Over Money
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In case you missed it, this article in today's New York Times details the "toxic" relationship between Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
 
For the last seven years, a succession of three Democratic Attorneys General - Eliot Spitzer, Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman - have feasted politically off New York's finance industry.
 
Eric Schneiderman recently reached a $613 million settlement (read: confiscation) with JP Morgan. After seven years of political, headline-grabbing investigations by Democratic Attorneys General, the industry that made New York the financial capital of the world is bleeding jobs.
 
Now, Schneiderman, who negotiated the settlement such that he controls how the money is spent, is fighting over the spoils with a furious Andrew Cuomo, who wants to use the cash for politically-driven new government spending programs, like an ineffectual universal pre-K program.  
 
And Governor Cuomo says that New York is "open for business?"
 
Click the link below for the whole story (subscription required):
 
New York Times: With $613 Million at Stake, an Albany Rivalry Is Said to Escalate
 
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January 16, 2014
Cox: Bishop Puts Party over People
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LONG ISLAND... Congressman Tim Bishop just voted against a bill that would have strengthened disclosure requirements for the Obamacare website.
 
"Obamacare has failed," said NYGOP Chair Ed Cox. "That Tim Bishop is now taking measures to mask the size and scope of that failure is shameful.
 
"After over a decade in Congress, Tim Bishop has forgotten that he was elected to put the people of Long Island over the interests of his party and his President.
 
"The only candidate for Congress that Long Islanders can trust to bring integrity and honest leadership back to the First Congressional District is Lee Zeldin."
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January 17, 2014
RNC And New York GOP Announce Asian State Director Hire 
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ALBANY, NY... Today the Republican National Committee (RNC), in partnership with the Republican Party of New York (NYGOP), announced the hiring of Oliver Tan as the New York State Director of Asian Pacific American Strategic Initiatives.

"The RNC continues to build an on-the-ground presence to help our candidates up and down the ballot reach diverse communities in New York," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.  "We are building our ground game to fight for every vote not only in the Empire State, but across the country."

"New York prides itself on being one of the most diverse states in the country, and we want to be able share our principles and ideas with all of our communities," said NYGOP Chairman Ed Cox.  "We are thrilled to have Oliver join us as we look to keep building relationships with Asian communities throughout New York."

About Oliver Tan:

A native New Yorker, Oliver has worked with Republican candidates for City Council, Mayor and Governor. In his campaign work, he has helped GOP candidates make significant advancements in engaging with the Asian American communities in New York.  Previously, Oliver worked for Governor George Pataki and in the office of the U.S. Secretary of Treasury in the Bush Administration. 
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SENATOR GREG BALL ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION FOR MORNINGTHORP BRIDGE IN SOUTHEAST
 
Southeast, N.Y. – 01/16/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has announced that the Morningthorpe Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Connection in the town of Southeast has been awarded $2,000,000 in funding to convert the bridge into a pedestrian walkway.
The funds are made available through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and are administered by NYSDOT. The state announced a total of $67 million for 63 projects that were selected through a competitive solicitation process and rated on established criteria that included environmental enhancement to and for the transportation system; connectivity to an existing transportation system; encouragement of smart growth; impact on local or regional economies; availability of matching funds; and level of community support.
“Working together we continue to do great things for the Town of Southeast. Working with County Legislators Joe Castellano and Roger Gross and Councilmen Hudak, Cullen and Alvarez, we have been able to accomplish so very much. The funding for this bridge is just the latest announcement in a long line of grants for the Town of Southeast. This bridge, which was actually closed in 2008 for safety concerns, has been an eyesore and public safety issue for many years. I am so happy to be able to deliver this funding to invest in Putnam County and the Town of Southeast to convert this bridge into a walkway for residents to enjoy,” said Senator Greg Ball.
In 2003 the Putnam County Commissioner of Highways and Facilities received notification from the State of New York Department of Transportation that the Morningthorpe Bridge had been given a "Red Flag" status, and by 2008 the bridge was closed, due to safety concerns.
The bridge will be converted into a pedestrian walkway providing a safe pathway for residents who cross Route 22 to walk to the Village of Brewster Train Station, as well as aesthetically enhancing the area.
“The effort to fund the Morningthorpe Bridge project has been a long time coming. I appreciate collaborating with Senator Ball to gain state funding for this project. $2 Million will go a long way in assisting Putnam County, and I am grateful for the Senator's continued support,” said Putnam County Legislator Roger Gross.
“The Senator's continued leadership has been of great benefit to Brewster, Southeast, and all of Putnam County. The recently secured $2 Million grant for Morningthorpe Bridge is a essential funding source for the long troubled pedestrian connection. I look forward to working closely with Senator Ball moving forward on even more projects for our area,” said Southeast Councilwoman Elizabeth Hudak.
In addition to the bridge in Putnam County, Senator Ball also announced $788,000 for the City of Peekskill’s Streetscape improvements along Brown, South, South Division, and Esther Streets as well as $1,480,000 for the Scotts Corner Bike/Pedestrian Safety Streetscape Project in the Town of Pound Ridge.
 
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SENATOR GREG BALL WELCOMES NEW YORK CIVIL AIR PATROL TO STATE CAPITOL
 
 
Albany, N.Y. – 01/16/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) welcomed Cadets of the of New York Wing of the Civil Air Patrol Color Guard as they presented the colors at the opening of Senate Session at the State Capitol on January 13, 2014.
The Civil Air Patrol is the volunteer, non-profit auxiliary of the United States Air Force.  The Civil Air Patrol provides emergency services to the people of the State of New York, including forest fire protection, disaster relief service, guaranteed communications and aircraft emergency assistance.  In addition to these essential emergency services, the Civil Air Patrol also encourages activities to help develop young people into responsible citizens, which is primarily done through its phenomenal Cadet Program.
The Cadet Program, designed for young adults ages 12 through 18, aims to develop essential life skills and instill values including teamwork, personal integrity, leadership, respect, and self-confidence.
 
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OVER TWO HUNDRED PARENTS, STUDENTS & EDUCATORS ATTEND SENATOR BALL’S COMMON CORE FORUM
 
 
Mahopac, N.Y. – 01/16/2014 – Over two hundred parents, students and educators crowded into the Carmel Town Hall on Thursday evening to voice their concerns of the new Common Core Standards at a forum hosted by Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson).
Senator Greg Ball hosted the community forum to review the impact of Common Core in New York State and to seek input on draft legislation addressing issues with the new standards. Senator Greg Ball also has a bill that calls for an immediate 3-year moratorium on the controversial new standards until the issues can be resolved.
Common Core was designed to provide a uniformed standard for students, preparing them for college and careers. However, at the forum many residents raised concerns with the program and its implementation.
“According to the federal government, Common Core was designed to provide a uniformed standard for students, preparing them for college and careers. Regardless of the good intentions, Common Core has become an Uncommon Disaster. I hosted this Common Core Community Forum to hear first hand from my constituents and those affected by these new standards,” said Senator Greg Ball. “My office has been inundated with phone calls, emails, letters and faxes from parents, teachers, students and community members that are very concerned with this new program. We must be committed to providing our students with the best possible education available. However, education is not about teaching to the test and it should never become a one size fits all endeavor, sinking to the lowest common denominator. This was a very productive forum and my office will be taking the concerns and suggestions we heard to incorporate them into a comprehensive bill to address these issues.”
Senator Greg Ball has also launched a petition to stop Common Core in NYS on his Senate website that now has over 4,200 signatures. To sign the petition visit: www.nysenate.gov/webform/petition-stop-common-core-new-york-state.
Denise Kness, mother of two at Lakeland Central School District and co-founder of Parents for a Common Cause, helped organize the community forum.
“I would like to thank Senator Ball for hosting this forum to give parents the opportunity to speak out about their concerns about the Common Core Standards. The negative effects on our children has been significant and we are hopeful Senator Ball will be able to help us navigate the way to making the much needed amendments quickly,” said Denise Knesss.
Joshua Gottlieb, an 11th grade student at Briarcliff High School, said he was concerned that the Common Core Standards focus primarily on nonfiction books, which he believes will kill creativity.
“Common Core emphasizes nonfiction and instructional text at the expense of fictional literature. While it is important to read nonfiction, we don’t want to lose the creativity that fiction can inspire in our students. I feel that there should be more of a balance between the two types of literature,” said Joshua Gottlieb. “While raising the quality of the education of our kids in New York State is a noble goal, we need to make sure that its impact is not detrimental to our students. A classroom environment of frustration will not yield the future math and science leaders of our State. A lack of exposure to fictional literature will not inspire the next Ernest Hemingway.”
“Common Core is one size fits all, this is no way to operate our educational system. Our children are the future of this community and our nation, we must ensure that they receive the best education possible,” said Supervisor Ken Schmitt, who co-hosted the forum. “I thank Senator Greg Ball for hosting this forum and look forward to working with him to craft legislation that addresses the issues parents, students and teachers brought to our attention this evening.”
The Brewster Board of Education President Stephen O. Jambor, Ph.D used an analogy to voice his concerns over the Common Core testing standards.
“Imagine that you are in gym class and the teacher tells you that everyone will now be entirely judged on how well they run the 100-meter sprint. For some, this is good news, while for many others, it will not be. Intuitively, we know that all of one’s athletic prowess cannot be reduced to performance on a single albeit standardized event. The same problem exists in the Common Core approach. Those who naturally align well with both the curriculum and the assessments will have an advantage over those who do not,” said Jambor. “We have to be savvy enough to realize that the standard model may not fit all. Furthermore, playing to the standard model may actually inhibit our own chances of developing the next generation’s Steve Jobs.”
“Albany needs to look before it jumps,” said Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy.  “The implementation of Common Core has failed our communities, schools, teachers and most importantly our kids. As a parent of three young children I see the everyday challenges and failures associated with this new curriculum. Furthermore, as a long time advocate for children safety, I have serious concerns regarding the collection of personal information of our kids which will be stored and managed by a third party hired by the state.” 
Karen Brown, the mother of two students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Yorktown, said the new Common Core Stands seem to be too much, too soon.
“My son is very nervous about the new standards and has asked me, ‘Mommy does this mean I am going to fail?’ He is very concerned,” said Karen Brown. “School shouldn’t be all about English and Math, this new standard has taken all the fun out of learning, it’s just too intense.”
 
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796
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NYS Senator Greg Ball
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