Friday, February 07, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 02/07/14: 16 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1)  Nan Hayworth to Announce Campaign for Congress Sunday in Chester 02/06/14


2)  Yorktown Town Board questioned on sale of town-owned properties 02/04/14

3)  SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON CLOSURE OF INTERSTATE 84

4)  SENATOR GREG BALL COMMENDS JUDGE REITZ FOR SENTENCING DRUG DEALER TO 40 YEARS

5)  VETERANS TO RALLY IN ALBANY FOR "NY JOBS FOR HEROES" PROGRAM 02/10/14

6)  OP-ED: CHAIRMAN GREG BALL URGES FOR PASSAGE OF "JOBS FOR HEROES" PROGRAM

7)  Westchester Legislator Lyndon Williams Applauds Medical Center Agreement with Health Insurer

8)  12 Grapes: One final request for your vote

9)  New ROI column from Frank J. Rich: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime
10)  Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor Can I Count On You to Make It?  02/19/14

11)  Cox: Silver Leads Democrats' Culture of Corruption

12)  You're Invited: Reception for Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro 03/04/14

13)  You're Invited: New York County Lincoln Day Dinner feat. Donald Trump 02/12/14

14)  You're Invited: Poughkeepsie GOP Lincoln Day Dinner feat. Rob Astorino 02/20/14

15)  Greenwich Restaurant Week - Coming November 2014!

16) Public Meeting Agendas]Yorktown Planning Board Meeting 02/10/14

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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


Here Are The Links To 2014 Shows Available:

The Volpe/Bazzo Report with guests: Dave Paganelli, Brian Marschhauser and Bryan Fumagalli
http://vimeo.com/84451345

The Volpe/Bazzo Report with guests: Mike Kaplowitz and Brian Marschhauser
http://vimeo.com/84440808


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

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NAN HAYWORTH TO ANNOUNCE CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS AT CHESTER RALLY ON SUNDAY

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

February 6, 2014

 

WHAT: Nan Hayworth’s campaign kickoff rally with various elected officials and supporters from throughout the Hudson Valley. Newly elected Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus is scheduled to introduce Hayworth.

 

WHO: Nan Hayworth

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus

New York State Assemblyman Kieran Lalor

Over 200 Enthusiastic Supporters

 

WHEN: 2 p.m., Sunday, February 9, 2014

 

WHERE: Satin Fine Foods, Inc.

32 Leone Lane

Chester, NY 10918

 

**EXCELLENT PHOTO & VIDEO OPPORTUNITY**

 

NOTES: Please RSVP to jessica@nanhayworth.com to ensure adequate space is reserved for your organization. A mult box and media riser will be provided. Nan will be available after the rally for interviews.

 

BACKGROUND: Nan Hayworth is a doctor, mother, and longtime resident of the Hudson Valley. After working in a steel mill as a teenager, Hayworth earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton, and her medical degree the Cornell University Medical College. She opened her own solo practice after completing her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is the mother of two children who attended public schools in the Hudson Valley.

 

CONTACT:

Jessica Gardner


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Citizens for an Informed Yorktown
Town Board
February 4, 2014

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

1. Sale of town-owned properties
Calling attention to a $50,000 bid for one of the houses the town took in rem last year, Susan Siegel (the person writing this summary), asked the Board if it had changed its mind about selling the in rem properties at auction in order to get the most amount of money.

2. Convalescent home
Linda Gironda asked the Board to request an interpretation from the Zoning Board as to what constituted a convalescent home and whether a convalescent home was independent of a nursing home. She also raised issues about the agenda and format of the planned February 24 informational meeting.

3. Ethics Code Violation
The Board passed a resolution agreeing with the Ethics Board’s finding that there had been no impropriety on the part of a Town Board member.


 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 531-9796
 
SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON CLOSURE OF INTERSTATE 84
 
Brewster, N.Y. – 02/05/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding the closure of Interstate 84.
“I thank the Governor for his proactive, hands on approach to many issues but the constant closure of Interstate 84 is doing more harm than help. We are witnessing tractor trailers forced onto back roads and emergency personnel like doctors and nurses unable to get to their jobs. New Yorkers can smartly handle snow without completely shutting down a major thoroughfare every time Mother Nature drops some white stuff on our heads. Our work crews are awesome and capable of keeping up with all but the worst if situations. Lets find and support them properly and allow them to do their jobs. Shutting down the interstate between the Pennsylvania and Connecticut border forces travelers to take more dangerous back roads. This is now the second time in two months that we have shut down the interstate. While I understand shutting down the road in extreme weather conditions for public safety and to allow road crews to do their work, we need to find a commonsense alternative to this drastic option. I commend all the state and local road crews who have been doing a wonderful job. However, lets not paralyze our state every time we have snowstorm,” said Senator Greg Ball.
 
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796
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Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 531-9796
 
SENATOR GREG BALL COMMENDS JUDGE REITZ FOR SENTENCING DRUG DEALER TO 40 YEARS
 
Brewster, N.Y. – 02/06/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement commending Putnam County Judge James Reitz for sentencing Stefano DeMicheli to 40 years in prison.
“The Judicial Diversion program serves as an alternative for drug offenders to get help and seek treatment in place of jail time. However, when offenders have repeat offenses and show no clear intentions of participating in the program, it is time to take them off the streets and put them behind bars. I commend Judge James Reitz for his 40-year sentencing and thank him for sending a strong message to all drug dealers, letting them know illegal drugs have no place in our community. Unfortunately, drug abuse has become an epidemic in our area, we must continue to exercise the full extent of the law to keep our streets clean and protect our children,” said Senator Greg Ball. “To help combat drug addiction I have teamed up with two local families, the Salomone and Christiansen’s, who both recently lost their sons to drug addiction. We will be hosting a Drug Crisis Roundtable on February 13th to promote awareness, and to provide resources and support to those individuals affected by drug addition, specifically students and their families.”
 
The Drug Crisis Roundtable will be hosted at the Carmel Town Hall on Thursday February 13, 2014, at 6:00 PM. Click here for more information.
 
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796
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NYS Senator Greg Ball
Media: (845) 531 9796 
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***Monday, February 10th at 12:30 PM***
VETERANS TO RALLY IN ALBANY FOR “NY JOBS FOR HEROES” PROGRAM
 
Former HBO CEO to Join Hearing & Press Conference
Albany, N.Y.  – 02/06/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, and veterans organizations and businesses statewide will host an Albany “Jobs For Heroes” Lobby Day on Monday, February 10th, at the New York State Capitol to lobby for the passage of the “NY Jobs For Heroes” program (S2803B).
The initiative, that would create a 5% state contract preference for service-connected disabled veteran owned small businesses, was recently supported in Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address. Senator Greg Ball has organized the lobby day to ensure that set aside is included in Governor Cuomo’s 30 day amended budget.
Albany “Jobs For Heroes” Lobby Day Agenda:
12:30 PM – Press Conference – 4th Floor Senate Lobby, Capitol
1:00 PM – Hearing – Room 711A, Legislative Office Building
“For years, we have been working to pass the ‘NY Jobs For Heroes’ program. I am excited that Governor Cuomo has joined the ‘NY Jobs for Heroes’ push by committing to provide a 5% set aside in his State of the State address. We have organized this lobby day to encourage that the Governor includes the ‘NY Jobs For Heroes’ program in his 30 day amended budget,” said Senator Greg Ball. “New York is finally going to join the 44 other states and the federal government that have already successfully implemented this program. No games. No gimmicks. Let’s honor our commitment and work together to give our heroes the hand up they so rightfully earned.”
In addition to the statewide veterans organizations that will join the press conference and hearing, Former Chief Executive Officer of HBO, Bill Nelson, will also testify. Mr. Nelson is a Vietnam combat veteran that actively supports efforts to help our veterans and their families in need through his participation in veteran focused charities.
“I believe it is the obligation of every US State to follow the lead of the Federal  Government in providing a contract preference to small businesses owned by our service connected disabled veterans. Forty-four states have done so over the past years. It is time for NY State to join in as well. How is it that NY State, attacked on 9/11, leaves behind its sons and daughters who volunteered for military service because of that very attack,” said Bill Nelson. “The great majority of citizens in New York would  like to know the rationale for not supporting this effort which simply mirrors the legislation passed by the Federal Government and almost 90 percent of the US States.”
Senator Greg Ball’s legislation has repeatedly passed in the Senate since it was introduced in 2007. New Yorkers can sign the “Jobs For Heroes” petition by visiting: www.nysenate.gov/webform/petition-ny-jobs-heroes-program.
What: Albany Jobs For Heroes Lobby Day
When: Monday, February 10th at 12:30 PM
Where: 4th Floor Senate Lobby, NYS Capitol Building Albany, NY 12247
Who: Senator Greg Ball, Service-Connected Disabled Veterans and other Senate and Assembly members.
 
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796
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OP-ED: CHAIRMAN GREG BALL URGES FOR PASSAGE OF “JOBS FOR HEROES” PROGRAM
 
On October 20, 2004 President George W. Bush signed an executive order expanding business opportunities for service-connected disabled veteran owned businesses. The order created a 3% Federal contract set aside for our Nation’s heroes. In addition to the Federal government’s action, 44 other states have also enacted similar legislation. However, New York has fallen to the back of the pack and hasn’t yet created this set aside for our heroes.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, “one in seven veterans are self-employed or small business owners, and about one quarter of veterans say they are interested in starting or buying their own business.” The same attributes that make these people so vital to defending our freedom are the same hard earned intangibles that make them exceptional at running their businesses and creating jobs.
I have introduced legislation that has become known as the NY Jobs For Heroes Program. The legislation would create a 5% state contract set aside for service-connected disabled veteran owned businesses. This legislation has repeatedly passed in the Senate since its introduction, but has failed to successfully pass through the New York State Assembly. However, this year is different…
In his State of the State, Governor Andrew Cuomo, announced his public support for the NY Jobs For Heroes initiative. The Governor’s public and recent support is exactly the kick in the pants this bill needed to make it a reality. With his support, I am optimistic that this can be the year we pass this bill to join the 44 other states that offer this contract set aside.
 
To assure this is truly the year we get this done, I have organized a petition and series of events:
NY Jobs For Heroes Petition: Sign the petition on my Senate website by visiting: www.nysenate.gov/webform/petition-ny-jobs-heroes-program.
On Feb. 10th, I will host a press conference and hearing on the NY Jobs for Heroes program in the NYS Capitol Building in Albany.
On Feb. 28th, I will be hosting a New York City hearing and tour of Drexel Hamilton, an institutional broker-dealer that is committed to offering employment opportunities to disabled veterans.
On March 1st, I will be hosting a Hudson Valley Roundtable discussion of NY Jobs for Heroes with U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney at Carmel Town Hall.
 
To get involved, contact Krista Gobins in my office at 845-279-3773 or kgobins@nysenate.gov. We have been trailing the nation on this front for far too long. The time to finally launch the NY Jobs For Heroes program is now.
 
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2014
Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 (office) | 914-491-5221 (cell)
 
 
Legislator Lyndon Williams Applauds
Medical Center Agreement with Health Insurer
 
White Plains, NY – Westchester County Legislator Lyndon Williams (D-Mount Vernon) applauded today’s announcement that the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla had agreed to terms with Empire Blue Cross, one of the insurance companies offering health insurance plans through the New York State health exchange. The decision will allow thousands of Westchester residents on the health insurance plan to utilize the hospital for health services.
 
Previously, officials at the Westchester Medical Center said that none of the plans on the state health exchange would be honored at the hospital, citing low reimbursements for their decision. The Medical Center was the only hospital in the region not accepting insurance plans offered on the exchange.
 
“Thankfully, both the Medical Center and Empire Blue Cross were able to work out their differences and move forward with a decision that benefits our residents,” said Williams, Majority Whip of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL). “This is a positive step in the right direction, and proves that issues regarding health insurance may be problematic, but can be negotiated and resolved.”
 
Understanding that many Westchester residents have important questions and concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health insurance needs, Legislator Williams hosted and moderated a public forum last week at the Mount Vernon Campus of Montefiore Medical Center. The event included representatives from the NY State Department of Health, Montefiore Hospital and the Mount Vernon NAACP.
 
The press coverage surrounding the status of the Medical Center accepting the ACA plans came about as the result of the forum. Afterwards, Legislator Williams followed up with representatives of Westchester Medical Center in an attempt to ascertain whether the hospital had taken a firm position on the insurance plans offered by New York State on its health exchange.
 
Of all the plans being offered on the New York State exchange, Empire Blue Cross is used by the most residents. Six other insurers offer plans to Westchester residents, and Williams hopes the Westchester Medical Center will work out financial details with them as well.
 
“It’s important that our residents, with full confidence, be able to use their insurance plans at all of the hospitals in the area,” said Williams. “As I heard last week at the Town Hall meeting, people are dealing with a lot of misinformation about affordable health care and insurance plans. Residents need answers, and they expect that the parties involved with health care and public safety will work together cooperatively for the benefit of us all.”
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R.O.I. By Frank J. Rich
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
 
If you're trying to build something important at work, wouldn't you like to know that others are supportive. If you're working hard -- and careful to pay daily homage to the triune gods of productivity, efficiency, and lowered costs -- wouldn't you like to know that others are working with you?; the government, for instance.
 
In the 1932 Depression song "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" the lyricists juxtaposed an age-old conundrum that reveals little results for the work expended. Despite their lofty review of accomplishments, the forlorn cry of the beleaguered spoke volumes about their ultimate condition-at the end of a bread line hoping for better. At this time, perhaps, unlike any other in our brief history, people could depend on the government.
 
In an age of short-lived companies (30 years) and long working lives (50 years), careers are made of short stints at several companies. The "lucky" may strike a serendipitous chord with chance and find clover in the weeds. The rest of us just hope that what lies "behind the green door" of opportunity at our newly minted company is the support system that encourages the successful achievement of mostly lofty goals. The sad reality is that if you don't take your dreams with you, you are not likely to find them where you're going.
 
All this is to say the success pinned on most managers is made not only of self-leadership, but effective organizations as well. If you don't find one where you are, you're going to have to make one of it. Sound challenging? It is; most profit and non-profit entities never achieve the organization that supports successful completion of their stated goals. In this case, you can't even count on the government, as our Depression-bound brethren did some 74 years ago.
 
Truth as a Commodity
If models were portholes to good and bad, then the U.S. government may have built a frightening legacy of the incompetence and encumbrances to success that business has learned to mimic. A look at recent history makes the point.
 
At Enron, 21,000 employees and many more investors assumed that the company's books were real. Then, we discovered their model (of success) was all a hoax. The same occurred at Adelphia Business Solutions, Global Crossing, Kaiser Aluminum, Kmart, McLeodUSA, National Steel, WorldCom, and scores of other major companies. Every one had distorted its numbers. Every one went bankrupt. Each left a trail of ruined lives.
 
The distortions were so bad even many of Wall Street's best missed the cues. Worse, America's largest auditing firms looked the other way, or even directly assisted in the accounting distortions. Overall, the nation's major auditing firms gave a clean bill of health to 42.1% of the public companies that filed for bankruptcy soon after their audits. Even Fannie Mae, the company that controls most of America's secondary mortgage market, was also knee-deep in accounting distortions.
 
Despite the gruesome pretext of "favored" corporations, the U.S. government continues its deception. Washington's Enron-style accounting is now so widespread and so deeply ingrained, the nation could be bankrupt and not know it. You go to work. You save and invest. You vote in the November election. And you assume that everything is as reported in the economic news, when in fact, it may not be the case. Inflation may be at least three percentage points worse than the reported rate. Unemployment and the budget deficit may be twice the revealed numbers, and the national debt may be five times bigger than official calculations.
 
Not unlike the bright and shiny mask of business, Uncle Sam has been putting on a face that drips with the bias of sugarcoating. Sadly, this is no conspiracy, but the natural process of streamlining the data collection process to make things look a little better. The cumulative effect of all these small changes over time adds up to a distortion of reality. Consider this quote from the GAO, which audits the government's books.
 
"For the ninth straight year, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is unable to provide an opinion as to whether the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government are presented fairly, in all material respects, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles."
 
The Numbers Don't Lie, or Do They?
Would you believe, for instance, that the real unemployment rate is 10%, that the true rate of inflation is over 7%, and that the federal debt is more like $54 trillion and not the $10.2 trillion reported by the U.S. government? Each of these extraordinary calculations can be supported. But the real question -- "Is it real or is it Memorex?" -- remains a mystery to most citizens.
 
Why raise this specter here? Simply, to make the point that our people, our companies, and our institutions need help. And that help begins with you. As knowledge workers we'll have to come together on a common platform of values and beliefs to win the war against deception, especially self-deception. We'll also have to take the risk of becoming accountable for what we do, and to take the responsibility to do it better.
 
Ours is a nation of fewer and fewer voters each year, of disengaged workers (80% hate their jobs), failing companies, and a people in careless pursuit of the proof in individual rights. Our memory for compassion is shrinking, while our appetite for largesse grows ponderously. If we have lost our sense of value in what is right and true, perhaps it is the courage of no alternatives that recommends action. We can no longer count on government for our daily bread, nor should we. Nor can we find sustenance in any other but the collaboration of the willing-in industry, education, and government -- to turn things around. This, like business, is not for the weak in spirit.
 
The very next time you look in the mirror, pause to answer two questions. How can I do better ... at everything? And, how will I impress it upon others to do the same.? It's really up to you.
 
 
 
 
 
Frank Rich is founder and CEO of Encore Príst International, an organizational development company that helps individuals and organizations reach their full potential through the practice of effective business fundamentals. You may reach him at fjrich@encoreprist.com, or by phone at 866/858-4EPI. To read all ROIs in their entirety, go to Business tab at Town Link.
 
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On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:03 AM, Kieran Michael Lalor wrote:
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
Dear Friends:

I'm counting on your support to keep up the fight against Governor Cuomo and Sheldon Silver. Your contributions help get our message out to voters and make all the difference. That's why I'm hoping you'll join me at my Republican Presidential Straw Poll fundraiser on Feb. 19th in Poughkeepsie.

You can order your ticket online today. We have to send a message to Governor Cuomo this November.



Event Details

Celebrate Presidents' Week w/ Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor
Enjoy Food & Drink and Participate in Lalor’s 2016 Republican Presidential Straw Poll
Wednesday Feb. 19th 6-8pm
Millhouse Brewing Company - 289 Mill Street Poughkeepsie, NY
$50 / PP
Sponsorships:
$2000 - White House Sponsor
$1000 - Oval Office Sponsor
$500 - Air Force One Sponsor
$250 - Camp David Sponsor
Email info@kmlny.com for more details on sponsorships.
Tickets Available Online Here

I hope you can make it,

Kieran


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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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February 5, 2014
Cox: Silver Leads Democrats' Culture of Corruption
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Laska
dlaska@nygop.org
518.462.2601
ALBANY... Yesterday, the State Senate passed a measure that would bar the use of Electronic Cash Benefit cards used by welfare recipients in New York State in purchases of items such as cigarettes, alcohol and lottery tickets, as well as cash withdrawals from ATMs in strip clubs or bars.
 
This is the third year in a row that Senate Republicans have passed this common-sense reform.  Each of the last three years, Sheldon Silver and Assembly Democrats have blocked the bill.
 
"Sheldon Silver continues to lead the Democratic Culture of Corruption that has permitted the odious use of welfare money at strip clubs and bars for years, just as he allowed serial sex abusers of women to remain in the State Assembly," said NYGOP Chair Ed Cox. 
 
"I commend Senator Tom Libous for his leadership and the entire Republican Conference for their support of this important welfare fraud reform initiative.
 
"New York's less fortunate deserve a safety net, and New York's taxpayers deserve an assurance that their money is used only for essential items."
 
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Join Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro for a reception immediately following his State of the County Address on March 4!

Click the invitation below for a  
high-res version and reply card.

 
 
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Join Donald Trump at the New York County 2014 Lincoln Day Dinner on Wednesday, February 12!
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Join the Poughkeepsie Republican Committee as they welcome Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino to celebrate their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on February 20!
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NOVEMBER 13th - 19th
Get hungry, we are about to serve up something better then you expected!
Register online by March 1st
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On Thursday, February 6, 2014 4:04 PM, Town of Yorktown New York wrote:

Planning Board Meeting

PLANNING BOARD
PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA - TENTATIVE
YORKTOWN TOWN HALL BOARD ROOM
363 Underhill Ave, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
February 10, 2014
7:30 PM
      Discussion
      Correspondence
      Liaison Reports
      Meeting Minutes – January 27, 2014

            Regular Session

   Fieldstone Manor
      SBL: 15.11-1-17
      Decision Statement
      Location: Strawberry Road
      Contact: Site Design Consultants
      Description: A proposed 21-lot cluster subdivision on 22.94 acres in the R1-20 zone.

  BJ's Wholesale Propane Facility
      SBL: 36.06-2-75
      Decision Statement
      Location: 3315 Crompond Road
      Contact: John Meyer Consulting
Description: Construction of an outdoor, above ground propane filling facility within the parking lot of the existing BJ's Wholesale Club.

  Staples Plaza-Burger Fi
      SBL: 36.06-2-76
      Public Informational Hearing
      Location: 3333 Crompond Road
      Contact: John Meyer Consulting
      Description: Proposed amended site plan for renovation to former Emigrant Bank building.

   Kiederer Subdivision
       SBL 27.14-2-4
      Request 1st 90 Day Time Extension
      Location: 362 Granite Springs Road
      Contact: Ciarcia Engineering, P.E., P.C.
      Description: A 2 lot subdivision approved by Planning Board Res #05-21 dated September 12, 2005.

Work Session
   Yorktown Police Department
      SBL: 37.09-1-4
      Discussion Approved Site Plan
      Location: 2281-2295 Crompond Road
      Contact: Rahul Verma
      Description: Stormwater Retrofit Project.

   Yorktown Farms Subdivision
      SBL: 17.06-2-32.11
      Revised Site Plan Lot 11
      Location: Route 6 & Town of Somers
      Contact: Ciarcia Engineering
      Description: A 22 lot subdivision approved by Res #08-03 dated February 11, 2008.
 
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Dear Readers:


 This gives me a chance to plug my business ATOM TAXI INC.  
 
 
As you are planning your holiday or business or vacation travel? Instead of the headache of trying to find Airport parking, we do Airport Service to The Westchester County Airport(and ALL other airports) 24/7. Just call 1(914)879-6121 and my partner Tommy, will be glad to take you in our Airport Taxi. If this is a business trip we also provide a professional receipt, just tell Tommy at the time of booking. The cost of a one-way trip to LaGuardia Airport the cost is $115.00 including tolls. The cost to JFK and Newark Airports is one hundred-fifty dollars including tolls. Westchester County Airport and Stewart cost $75.00. We do not take credit cards, sorry. 
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Dear Readers: 
 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)
 
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