Monday, February 17, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 02/17/14: 6 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1)  Ossining Town Board Work Session and Special Meeting - Tuesday, February 18th, 2014


2)  Celebrate Presidents' Week w/ Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 02/19/14

3)  DE BLASIO PLANS FOR ILLEGAL VOTING

4) Press Release: NEW REPORT: ASTORINO SPENDING 20 PERCENT OF HIS TIME OUTSIDE OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY ON PARTISAN POLITICS

5)  OUR LADY OF LOURDES HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST COMMON CORE FORUM WITH SENATOR GREG BALL 02/24/14

6)  New ROI column from Frank J. Rich: Is Bad Weather Good for Business?

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On Friday, February 14, 2014 4:16 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:

 

    The Volunteer-Spirited Town
 TownofOssining.com

Town Board Work Session and

Special Meeting

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Municipal Building
16 Croton Avenue, 1st Floor
Ossining, NY 10562

Work Session Agenda:
  1. Board of Ethics Considerations- Mark Reisman, Sandra Hirsch, Stuart Kahan
  2. Reval Update/ Monitor Contract- Wayne Spector & Fernando Gonzalez
  3. Overview of 17/20 Discussions and Due Diligence- Wayne Spector
  4. Cablevision Contract Discussion- Wayne Spector
  5. Scheduling Board Liaison Updates- Maddi Zachacz
Special Meeting will follow Work Session

2014 Budget Resources
CGR Project Website - Evaluation of Potential Government Structures
 
 
 
Residents can also contact the Town Board by phone at 762-6001.
Susanne Donnelly: sdonnelly@townofossining.com
Eric P. Blaha: blaha@townofossining.com
Geoffrey Harter: harter@townofossining.com
Kim Jeffrey: jeffrey@townofossining.com
Northern Wilcher: wilcher@townofossining.com
Work Sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Ossining Municipal Building, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562. You can view past Town Board Work Sessions from our online video archive.
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Susanne Donnelly
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Eric P. Blaha
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Geoffrey J. Harter
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Kim Jeffrey
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
Our 2016 Republican Presidential Straw Poll fundraiser is this Wednesday, February 19th at 6pm.  If you have not done so already, you can order your ticket online today, or mail checks to Lalor for Assembly 105 Stony Brook Rd Fishkill, NY 12524.  

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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
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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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DE BLASIO PLANS FOR ILLEGAL VOTING
Breaking Video: Author of de Blasio’s NYC Municipal ID Card Legislation Admits ID’s May Be Used To Allow Non-Citizens To Vote, No Security or Anti-Terror Protections
 
 
New York, N.Y. – 02/17/2014 – On Sunday morning, New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), author of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City’s municipal identification card legislation, appeared on the ABC show Up Close with Diana Williams to debate Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) on a proposal, mentioned in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City, that would provide ID cards to illegal aliens.
During the interview, when Council Member Dromm was asked if the ID cards would be used for voting, he admitted the ID cards could be used to allow non-citizens to vote.
“It is a possibility that it may be a way we can have people for the first time when they come in to vote, if they are non-residents, non-citizens,” said Council Member Dromm.
Senator Greg Ball, Chairman of the New York State Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, who dubbed the proposal the ‘de Blasio Terrorist Empowerment Act’ believes the ID cards will simply provide a mask to those seeking to harm the United States. After Sunday’s debate, Senator Ball said New York City’s vote-getting scheme is absolutely shameful.
“Should we be upset that New York City liberals plan to use the municipal ID cards to permit illegal aliens to vote? Yes, extremely. Should we be surprised? No. It is absolutely shameful that a decade plus after 9-11, New York’s  extremist Mayor is laying out a hair brained scheme that is simply a way to garner more votes, while enabling terrorists and criminals to harm New York City and the United States. The proposal can simply be named a homeland security nightmare,” said Senator Greg Ball.
“We do not have the luxury of getting it wrong when it comes to our national security. This Mayor’s plan will create breeder documents to be used not just by illegal alien workers, but by criminals and terrorists looking to open bank accounts, board planes and trains, execute lease agreements and ultimately harm New Yorkers. In 2011, 7,500 plus illegal aliens who came illegally across our Southern Border hailed from places like Iraq, Syria, Iran and Sudan, including state sponsors of terrorism. This Mayor is telling illegal aliens, criminals and terrorists alike, ‘Break the law and get to New York as fast as you can. When you do, we will issue you an identity; any identity. Your word is good enough for us.’ Among the September 11th terrorists, 19 of them had more than 60 driver’s licenses and over 300 aliases and identifications. They went to other states with lax identification laws and that's why the U.S. Congress enacted the Real ID Act, to save lives. Now this crazed Mayor wants to forget all that and empower the terrorist thugs looking to kill New Yorkers. New York's security is America's security. While this new Mayor is now free to focus on carriage horses and beyond, he should look back in recent memory when more responsible Mayors took terrorism and security more seriously. This Mayor's proposal is a homeland security nightmare, and must be stopped,” said Senator Greg Ball.
Senator Greg Ball will host a Homeland Security Hearing in New York City focused on Mayor de Blasio’s plan to provide illegal aliens with identification cards as well as legislation in the New York State Senate that would give undocumented aliens access to drivers’ licenses. The hearing will be hosted on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the NYC Senate Hearing Room located at 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York.
 
Watch Sunday morning’s full interview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4Mry-YvoJY.
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796
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NEW REPORT: ASTORINO SPENDING 20 PERCENT OF HIS TIME
OUTSIDE OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY ON PARTISAN POLITICS
 
Blast County Executive for Deceiving the Voters and Putting His Political Ambitions Before the Job He Promised to do for Four Years
 
County Leaders: Voters Were Duped
 
NEW YORK – Westchester County leaders today blasted Rob Astorino for lying to Westchester voters when he promised to serve all four years when clearly he is now more focused on running for Governor than doing the job he was elected to. Three county officials today released a new report showing that Astorino has spent more than 20 percent of his time outside of the county on political trips to gin up support for his run for Governor since being elected.
 
According to a new analysis of Astorino’s travel schedule, the county executive has been absent from Westchester on 14 out of 67 business days since his re-election – nearly 21 percent of the time.  Since his new term began on January 1, Astorino has left the County on six out of 30 business days, or 20 percent of the time.  
 
However, upon running for reelection, Rob Astorino promised he would serve another full term—four years—as County Executive.  In the first 2013 County Executive debate, Astorino stated: “I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished over the last four years, and I ask for another four years to continue down our path of a balanced, healthy approach to Westchester County.” (Westchester County Executive Debate, 18:20, 10/2/13). And, in his closing statement during the second 2013 County Executive debate, Astorino said: “I thank you for your opportunity for these four years, and I look forward to another term.” (Westchester County Executive Debate, 1:18:12, 10/16/13)
 
On January 23, Astorino laid out his agenda for his second term.  In his speech to the Westchester County Association, Astorino discussed his plan to work with the County Legislature on $270 million in capital improvement projects this year, including establishing a bus rapid transit system and retail and offices along the I-287 corridor.  After years of delaying approval for essential capital projects for the county, he is absent in seeing them implemented.
 
County leaders have questioned how Astorino will implement these initiatives and others given his ongoing absences from the County.
 
“While Mr. Astorino has been racking up frequent flier miles, Westchester county has been left out to dry,” said Ken Jenkins, former Chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators.  “We have a County Executive who is essentially working a four-day week, and that’s not going to get the job done for Westchester residents.  If Rob Astorino wants to travel the state and run for Governor, that’s his right—but we deserve better.  We deserve someone who is fighting to create jobs for middle class families and business owners.  Rob Astorino has not been serving the people.  He has been serving his own political ambitions.”
 
It appears as if Rob Astorino has forgotten that his first responsibility is to the people of Westchester,” said Peter Harckam, Member of the Westchester County Board of Legislators.  “Instead of taking care of business here in the county, he has been travelling to fundraisers and meeting with political groups around the state and country, while Westchester taxpayers are left with the bill.  Its time we remind Rob Astorino of his responsibility to the people who elected him in the first place.”
 
“Even though Rob Astorino campaigned on the promise that he would serve a full term, he has spent more than 20 percent of his time, since his swearing in, out of the county, and therefore, out of touch with the people of Westchester,” said Tim Idoni, Westchester County Clerk. “We have too many issues in this county— job creation, education, infrastructure —that need our immediate attention. If Rob Astorino doesn’t have time for us, then he should think twice about whether or not he wants this job.”
 
Since his re-election, Astorino has attended a slew of fundraisers and other political events outside Westchester County, including:
 
November 6-8: Somos El Futuro Conference In Puerto Rico. “Fresh off his election night victory for a second term, Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino was in Puerto Rico to attend the Somos El Futuro conference … Somos is a destination not just for politicians fresh off victories, but those who have ambitions. And it’s not like a Westchester county executive would want to simply address a broader audience following a re-election victory just for the fun of it.” (New York State of Politics, 1/8/14)
 
November 20-21: RGA Conference In Arizona. “Astorino spent an hour behind closed doors with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and their wives. The private talk between the two couples was among the high-profile meetings Astorino held at the Republican Governors Association this week in Phoenix.” (The Journal News, 11/21/13)
 
December 12: Traveled To D.C. To Meet With New York’s Republican Delegation. “Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino was in Washington, D.C. for a day of meetings Wednesday, as he ponders a gubernatorial run against Andrew Cuomo. A Republican source in D.C. told me Astorino huddled with Republicans in the New York delegation to discuss the topic … there was no fundraiser.” (Capital New York, 12/12/13)
 
December 16: Attended A Toy Drive Held By The Republican Leaders In The South Bronx. “You should know that Christmas came a little early this year as New York State's Republican leaders descended upon the South Bronx like Santa Claus at a very special event held on December 16, 2013, where close to 2,000 children received over 2,000 free Christmas toys. … You should know that this event was co-hosted by yours truly, Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, along with the New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, and Mr. Rafael Salamanca, District Manager of Community Planning Board #2. We were impressed that Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and New York State's Senate Republican Majority Leader Senator Dean Skelos joined us to celebrate Christmas in the Bronx.” (New York State Senate Press Release, 12/17/13)
 
December 18: Traveled To Buffalo To Attend The Erie County GOP Holiday Dinner And Fundraiser. “Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino [was] in Buffalo today, meeting with Republican leaders and attending an Erie County GOP holiday dinner tonight as he considers a run for governor.” (The Journal News, 12/18/13)
 
January 11: Traveled To Long Island For Fundraiser Held By Ed Cox. “Suffolk County Republican Chairman John LaValle [hosted] a political fundraiser on Long Island for Astorino on Jan. 11, according to an invitation sent out by the state GOP earlier this afternoon. Tickets for the wine tasting start[ed] at $250, while $1,000 will get you the title of ‘gold sponsor.’ The fundraiser will take place at Lieb Cellars in Cutchogue, Suffolk County.” Ed Cox was also a host. (Politics on the Hudson, 1/3/14)
 
January 14: Hosted Fundraiser In Oswego County. “Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s latest swing through upstate New York took him … to Oswego County for ‘meet and greets.’” (The Journal News, 1/14/14)
 
January 15: Met With Republican Leaders In Binghamton, Held Fundraiser In Syracuse. “Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s latest swing through upstate New York took him to the Southern Tier today, where he met with Republican leaders in Binghamton and is slated to swing west later in the evening … Syracuse tomorrow, where he’ll meet with party officials, potential campaign donors, spokeswoman Jessica Proud said.” (The Journal News, 1/14/14)
 
January 16: Held Fundraiser In Tarrytown. “Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino held a fundraiser in Tarrytown Thursday night as he considers a run for governor … A spokesperson for Astorino says they raised about $200,000 Thursday night. He currently has $680,000 in his campaign coffers, compared to Cuomo's $33 million.” (News 12 Westchester, 1/16/14)
 
January 16: Held An “Inaugural Winter Gala.” “The big party is being saved for Jan. 16 when Astorino's campaign committee will hold a $500 to $5,000 per person Inaugural Winter Gala for his big money supporters.” (The Journal News, 1/1/14)
 
January 21: Attended State GOP”s “Rising Stars” Fundraiser In Albany. “As he peered out at a crowd of Republican backers and county chairs, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino took to the microphone and asked for a moment to ‘speak from the bottom of my heart.’ ‘In all of my life,’ he said, ‘I have never seen a finer group of extremists in one room.’ And so went Astorino's speech Tuesday at the state Republican Party's ‘Rising Stars’ fundraiser, where the potential gubernatorial hopeful gave 10 minutes of candidate-like remarks to the crowd of GOP officials, lawmakers and donors gathered at Albany's swanky Fort Orange Club.” (Democrat & Chronicle, 1/21/14)
 
January 22: Traveled To Albany During The 41st Anniversary Of Roe V. Wade. “Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who is considering a run for governor this year, believes abortion is a ‘straw man’ that's being used by Gov. Cuomo to build political support for his re-election. Astorino, a Republican who opposes abortion, said the governor should be focusing his attention on other more pressing issues facing the state, including taxes and ethics reform instead of abortion. ‘Abortion in this state is utilized by the Andrew Cuomos of the world to try to ratchet support on his side,’ Astorino told reporters at the Capitol Wednesday.” (New York Daily News, 1/22/14)
 
January 26: Attended The First Day Of The Conservative Party’s Political Conference In The Albany Region. Reporter Jacob Kornbluh tweeted, “Spotted Rob Astorino hanging out at #cppac14 hours after Carl Paladino promised to challenge him from the right if Trump doesn't run.” (@JacobKornbluh, 1/26/14)
 
January 27: Spoke At The Conservative Party’s Annual Political Conference In The Albany Region. “Astorino was in suburban Albany to speak at the Conservative Party's annual political conference, where he criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic record while promoting his own recent re-election in heavily Democratic Westchester County. The Republican has been publicly weighing a challenge to Cuomo.” (Democrat & Chronicle, 1/27/14)
 
 
February 9: Astorino To Headline The Bronx Republican Fundraising Brunch. “A pair of potential statewide office candidates are slated to headline a Republican fundraising brunch in the Bronx, with former U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia slated to deliver the keynote address and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino scheduled to introduce him. The Bronx Republican Party’s Lincoln Brunch will take place Feb. 9. Both Astorino and Garcia have been making the rounds at GOP events in recent weeks and months, with … Astorino traveling to Erie County last month to meet with party leaders in western New York.” (The Journal News, 1/2/14)
 
February 9: Astorino To Headline The Orange County Republican Committee’s Sweetheart’s Brunch. “The OCRC is continuing an annual tradition started by now retired County Clerk Donna Benson, the Annual Valentine's Brunch. The Officers are proud to announce we have secured a special guest. Joining us at the brunch will be Westchester County Executive and strong contender to be our GOP nominee for Governor, the Hon. Robert Astorino.” (Facebook, accessed 1/28/14)
 
February 10: Astorino To Attend The Monthly Conservative “New York Meeting” At The Grand Hyatt In Manhattan. @NYMeeting tweeted: “SeeU @ Feb10 @nymeetingw/@RepTrentFranks, Steve Emerson, @BreitbartNews' @StephenBannon, @CGasparino @JillianKayM @Avik Roy & @RobAstorino.” The New York Meeting wrote on its website, “The New York Meeting
is a nationally-recognized gathering of elected officials, journalists, business leaders and conservative authors in New York City at The Grand Hyatt, run by Mallory Factor and O’Brien Murray.” (@NYMeeting, 1/28/14; New York Meeting, accessed 1/28/14)
 
In addition to these previous trips, Astorino is scheduled to travel to Poughkeepsie on February 20 for a Poughkeepsie Republican Committee fundraiser:
February 20: Astorino To Attend The Poughkeepsie Republican Committee’s Annual Lincoln Day Dinner At The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. “On Feb. 20, Astorino will be headlining the Poughkeepsie Republican committee’s Lincoln Day dinner. Astorino is billed as the special guest speaker for the event, with tickets running as high as $400.” (NY State of Politics, 2/6/14)

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***Monday, February 24th at 6:00 PM***
OUR LADY OF LOURDES HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST COMMON CORE FORUM WITH SENATOR GREG BALL
 
Brewster, N.Y. – 02/17/2014 – Our Lady of Lourdes High School will host a Common Core Forum in conjunction with Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM. Parents, students, educators and concerned residents are all invited to attend.
On January 16th Senator Greg Ball hosted a Common Core Community Forum at the Carmel Town Hall. Over two hundred parents, students and educators attended the forum to voice their concerns over the new standards. Senator Ball is also hosting a student-based workshop to hear more from those that Common Core directly affects, the children at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School.
Senator Greg Ball currently has a bill that calls for an immediate 3-year moratorium on the controversial new standards until the issues can be resolved. In addition to Senator Ball’s legislation, he has also launched a petition to stop Common Core in NYS on his Senate website that now has over 5,200 signatures.
 
 
“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,” 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.”
The public and those in the education community are invited to attend. Attendees will be given a chance to speak, but will be asked to limit their remarks to three minutes.
 
What: Common Core Forum
When: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM.
Where: Our Lady of Lourdes High School: 131 Boardman Rd. Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
 
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796
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NYS Senator Greg Ball
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R.O.I. By Frank J. Rich
Is Bad Weather Good for Business?

 

If you live in the Northeast this past winter has been full of it: bad weather. If you are among the few who drove to work in it, you couldn't help but notice that stores everywhere were closed. It's hard to "do business" if the lights are out, the door is closed, and nobody is in store to greet you.

 

That said, Main Street might be a little different from companies whose customers are anything but local. Those that make it to work at such companies are actually more productive, which definitely serves growth. According to research done by a group at Harvard Business School, there is now evidence that what appears to be good reason to feel anxious about lost business may be quite the opposite. This team of professors found that productivity actually improved during bad weather days, after studying thousands at a Tokyo bank over two years.

 
Lost productivity of only 2 percent for a $1 million company would amount to $20,000. If the after tax profit from this business wa a typical 10 percent, the lost productivity amounts to a fifth of the profit potential in this small company. For most organizations this turns out to be a significant cost.
 
Many studies have concluded that productivity is between 25 and 75 percent on average for employees. Measures to drive that number up, and keep it there, have both stimulated and stymied organizations for millennia. Preparing an environment of encouragement is too often a top-down directive and less often a bottom up and middle-out initiative. When people feel empowered to make a difference they get to work. This, like self-esteem, comes from the individual and his actual experience in the workplace. A help-friendly environment grows productivity. A demand driven environment slows it. People are too good at hiding, which eats productivity in large bites.
 
How does bad weather encourage productivity; the answer lies in an age-old time management predilection. Productivity is inversely proportional to distractions, and is directly proportional to focus. Remember how some of you got through college? If you were anything like me, it was five minutes at a time. I could study all night, worrying I wouldn't have the time to review what I'd learned and prepare to deliver it convincingly on paper. But the next day, in the minutes I had between classes, I narrowed my focus on this task and it delivered big time. I found that I could pack more learning, understanding, and preparation in those highly focused minutes than at any other study period before it.
 
The same is true of productivity on bad weather days. "On a bad weather day, people are better at focusing on their work, not because the weather makes them grumpy but because they have fewer distracting thoughts about what they might otherwise be doing outside," according to Professor Francesca Gino, who headed the Harvard research. "Indeed, cognitive distractions and error rates were greater on nice days than on bad-weather days."
 
The conclusion: companies might be better off locating in bad weather climes to increase productivity, and managing more tasks requiring less focus when the weather is good. A bright, sunny day always makes me want to get outside and "go fishing."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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 SITES TO LINK TO:BAZZO’S BLOGS:

BAZZOMANIFESTO 

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

OTHER SITES OF INTEREST:S
BIANCO FOR SUPERVIOR :www.nickforyorktown.com

Filipino Cuisine: www.filipinocuisinemyversion.blogspot.com
http://ellabellahairclippies.blogspot.com
ROB ASTORINO: www.robastorino.com
JOHN G. TESTA: www.johngtesta.com
ON TOPIC W/ JOHN TESTA: www.ontopicwithjt.com
CARS & US: www.doverracing.com
THE WINERY AT ST. GEORGE: http://www.TheWineryAtStGeorge.com
PLAN PUTNAM: planputnam@googlegroups.com/
BRUCE APAR’S NCN BLOG: http://ncnlocal.com/index.php/blogs/bruce-the-blog
NORTH COUNTY NEWS & Views: http://ncnlocal.com/
THE JOURNAL NEWS: http://www.lohud.com/
YORKTOWN WATCHDOG: www.yorktownopengov.org
PADAVANO FINE ARTS: Padovanofineart.com/
PEEKSKILL BID:
www.peekskillbid.com or www.downtownpeekskill.com

Peekskill Democratic City Committee Blog: http://www.peekskilldems.com/blog
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 CABLE SHOWS TO WATCH

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 02/17/14




   

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