Friday, May 30, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 05/30/14:15 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1) Yorktown Town Board meeting summary 05/28/14

2)  Letter To The Editor: The farm house near Yorktown HS

3)  June Happenings in the Town of Ossining!

4)  Will Sean Patrick Maloney Support Obama’s Job Destroying Cap-and-Trade Scheme

5)  Call For Vols!

6)  Pathways is joined by Yogi Says for a day of Yoga

7)  Cox Calls out Eldridge on Outsourcing

8)  You're Invited: Union League Reception for Rob Astorino feat. Gov. Scott Walker 06/09/14

9)  Antonacci Appoints Jane Rossi Finance Chair

10) Still Think It’s Growing, Sean Patrick Maloney?

11) OP-ED FROM SENATOR GREG BALL: FOREVER GRATEFUL TO HAVE SERVED IN PUBLIC OFFICE

12) SENATOR BALL AND ASSEMBLYMAN TEDISCO HOST 4TH ANNUAL ANIMAL ADVOCACY DAY

13) SENATOR GREG BALL TO HONOR WWII VETERANS IN ALBANY ON 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

14)  SENATOR GREG BALL HONORS 19 LOCAL WOMEN AT THIRD ANNUAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION CEREMONY

15) A Blues Hall of Famer takes our stage At 12 Grapes

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Citizens for an Informed Yorktown




Town Board
May 28, 2014
Copyright © 2014 Citizens for an Informed Yorktown, All rights reserved.
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Our mailing address is:
Citizens for an Informed Yorktown
PO Box 193
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Meeting highlights.  For a summary of all agenda items, visit ciyinfo.org.

1.  Request to purchase town parkland on Illington Road
In a 3-1 vote, with Councilman Bianco voting no, the board referred a request from an Illington Road homeowner  to purchase a six acre parcel of town owned parkland abutting her property to the Conservation Board and the Advisory Committee on Open Space.

2. Raising and keeping fowl legislation
The board set a public hearing for July 3 on the proposed law that would allow fowl to be kept on residential properties of at least 40,000 square feet.

3. Auction of town owned property
The date for the auction will be postponed to allow the town time to add about 10 more parcels to the auction list. The parcels are currently in the final stages of the foreclosure process.

4. Rezoning request for Old Crompond Road (Mandalay)
The board reviewed a revised plan to rezone a series of parcels in the Bear Mountain Triangle area to permit a mixed use development of 96 senior citizen units together with some retails stores and a stand alone senior center that would be donated to the town. The plan was referred to advisory boards for review.
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On Friday, May 30, 2014 11:07 AM, Gerry Heintz wrote: 
Mr. Bazzo:
I enjoy your column in the Yorktown News very much.  This week you mentioned the old farm house that was near Yorktown HS that was razed.   The cost of tearing the house down, checking the soil for contaminants and landscaping was over $
247,900.   Did anyone get competitive bids for this job?  If you gave me a quarter of a million to tear this house down I would have made $200K.

http://yorktown.lohudblogs.com/2011/08/19/demolished-1812-farmhouse-on-yorktown-high-campus-is-history/


Regards,
Gerry
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Exciting things are happening here in Ossining!

Resurrecting Ossining’s Historic Sparta Cemetery

Sponsor: The Ossining Historic Cemeteries Conservancy Inc.
Instructor: Miguel Hernandez, Public Historian
 
 
SATURDAY  JUNE 7, 2014 - 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Scarborough Presbyterian Church
Route 9 and Scarborough Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY

This three-session workshop provides an introduction to the care, cleaning and restoration of grave markers.  The focus is on simple, minimally invasive gravestone cleaning and resetting techniques advocated by the Association for Gravestone Studies. Suggestions regarding cemetery maintenance will also be made. Participants will also work in small teams outdoors at Sparta Cemetery.
 
SESSION I: Interpreting Historic Burial Grounds
An illustrated presentation about the cultural history of cemeteries in the Americas and beyond. It begins in the 17th century and concludes at the dawn of the 21st century. The presentation provides an understanding of historic burial places and the grave markers they contain. A sampling of topics include the types of burial grounds and their designs, the sweeping changes of 19th century burial reform, Victorian cemetery art, cultural traditions, cremation history, the memorial park movement and modern marvels. The presentation provides a solid understanding of the diverse grave markers and cemeteries found in America’s historic burial grounds.
 
SESSION II: An Introduction to Basic Cemetery Preservation
An illustrated lecture about preservation ethics, planning, documentation, identifying stone material, cataloguing techniques, and mapping. The presentation also offers common preservation problems and their solutions.
 
SESSION III: Hands-on Tombstone Restoration Exercises at nearby Sparta Cemetery
Participants are encouraged to practice gravestone cleaning and resetting techniques at pre-selected gravestones under the guidance of the instructor.
 
Bring your own lunch – coffee and water available
Cost: $10 – Make checks payable to OHCC
RSVP: George@dalecemetery.com or Call (914)923-7397

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

Relay For Life of Ossining

 
SATURDAY JUNE 7, 2014   7:00PM
 
Anne M. Dorner Middle School
 
70 Van Cortlandt Ave, Ossining
 
 

 
 
1st Anniversary Celebration
Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series
 
T H U R S D A Y    J U N E    12th    6:30pm
Ossining Public Library
 
Screening Pete Seeger: Power of Song with Clearwater’s own Power of Song performers joining us in song and celebration immediately following.
 
& each  photo links to even further insight  .”A good song reminds us what we're fighting for." 
 
Pete Seeger believed in the power of song, convinced that individuals can make a difference. Largely misunderstood by his critics, including the U.S. government, for his views on peace, civil rights and ecology, Seeger went from the top of the hit parade to the top of the blacklist — banned from commercial television for more than 17 years. Seeger’s inspiring, but not always easy, story is told by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen,Arlo Guthrie, et al. and Seeger himself, through a remarkable historical archive.
           

 
 
 
FRIDAY JUNE 13, 2014 6:30 PM
Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY
$75 per person in advance, $85 at the door

 
 
                                                                                
 

SATURDAY JUNE 14, 2014   10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Historic downtown Ossining
 
This event has become a premier community and Hudson Valley event, which reflects the unique character of our community, diversity and spirit. Last year an estimated 15,000 fairgoers mingled, listened to music, had lunch, made purchases and just enjoyed the day.
 
For more information please contact : Johnnie G  john@ossiningchamber.org 

                                               
 
 
 
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On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 3:15 PM, NRCC Communications wrote:

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For Immediate Release
May 28, 2014
Contact: Press Office
(202) 479-7070
 
Will Sean Patrick Maloney Support Obama’s Job Destroying Cap-and-Trade SchemeSean Patrick Maloney Will Have to Choose Between Saving Jobs
or Backing his Friends in D.C.

WASHINGTON
– Is Sean Patrick Maloney going to listen to New York voters and save American jobs, or will he fall in line with his Democrat allies and support President Obama’s latest cap-and-trade scheme that could cost the U.S. economy $50 billion a year and eliminate an estimated 224,000 jobs?
A recent study, issued by the United States Chamber of Commerce, found that President Obama’s new cap-and-trade edict will force more than a “third of the coal-fired power capacity to close by 2030.”
“Not only will this new Obama regulation cost billions of dollars for taxpayers, but it will limit American energy production and spike electricity prices – hurting families across America,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “New York families deserve a Republican leader in Congress that will stand up to President Obama and his Administration’s job-destroying regulations.”
Will Sean Patrick Maloney Support Obama’s Job Destroying Cap-and-Trade Scheme.
(Michael Bastasch, EPA To Unilaterally Push Cap And Trade On Carbon Emissions, The Daily Caller, 5/27/14)
 
President Obama’s climate rule change will force more than a “third of the coal-fired power capacity to close by 2030.”
 
Cost nearly $50 billion and eliminate an estimated 224,000 jobs
 
It will limit American energy production and spike electricity prices.
(Ralph Vartabedian, U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good, LA Times, 4/25/14)
 
  • ELECTRICITY: “U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good.   There is a growing fragility in the U.S. electricity system, experts warn, the result of the shutdown of coal-fired plants, reductions in nuclear power, a shift to more expensive renewable energy and natural gas pipeline constraints.  … ‘We are now in an era of rising electricity prices,’ said Philip Moeller, a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission…” (Los Angeles Times)
     
  • HEALTH CARE: “More employees are getting hit with higher health insurance premiums and co-payments, and many don't have the money to cover unexpected medical expenses, a new report finds.   More than half of companies (56%) increased employees' share of health care premiums or co-payments for doctors' visits in 2013, and 59% of employers say they intend to do the same in 2014, according to the annual Aflac WorkForces Report.” (USA TODAY)
     
  • FOOD: “Rising food prices bite into household budgets.  Prices are rising for a range of food staples, from meat and pork to fruits and vegetables, squeezing consumers still struggling with modest wage gains.” (USA TODAY)
     
  • FLYING, THE MOVIES, OIL CHANGES, AND MORE: “David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff, said other areas beyond food and energy … are getting costlier as well.  ‘Airline fares are on the rise,’ he said in his morning note Tuesday.   ‘Movie tickets and other such recreational services are on the rise.  Repair service fees are on the rise.  Shelter costs in general are on the rise.  Tuition costs are on the rise.  Medical service prices are on the rise.’” (NBC News)
 
 
 
 
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 On Thursday, May 29, 2014 8:52 AM, Kieran Michael Lalor wrote:
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Dear Friends,

Once again we have to complete the all-important job of getting on the ballot by getting the signatures of hundreds of registered Republicans, Conservatives and Independence Party Members.  If you are a registered member of the Republican, Conservative or Independence parties or a notary public and you can help, give me a call on my cell (845) 616-3509, or reply to this email to coordinate.

Onward To Victory,

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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Pathways, Inc., a Greenwich community agency has served the needs of persons with a serious mental illness for over 30 years. We are the only agency in town to serve this need for over 120 people per year. We have four homes and a day program with many programs such as our newest activity, Yoga.
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Brooke de Weaver, of YOGI SAYS, is a certified yoga instructor and volunteers her time at Pathways.
Brooke is a highly experienced teacher with over 20 years of teaching in area schools, studios, private homes, juvenile detention facilities and adolescent rehabilitation centers.
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Eldridge pretends to support the middle class while husband expands fortune via outsourcing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Laska
dlaska@nygop.org
518.462.2601
NY-19... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox today called out 27-year-old Democrat Congressional candidate Sean Eldridge for the bald-faced hypocrisy of attacking Rep. Chris Gibson on jobs issues while Eldridge funds his campaign with a fortune built partially on outsourcing.
 
Eldridge is married to Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. In 2010, Facebook announced the creation of a new office in India in order to boost profits ahead of their IPO.
 
Two years after the announcement that Facebook would outsource jobs overseas, Hughes' net worth topped out at nearly a billion dollars.
 
"How dare Sean Eldridge attack Chris Gibson on jobs when his campaign is funded by his wealthy husband who outsourced jobs overseas to help expand his already vast fortune?" said Cox.
 
"Being accused of poor jobs policy by Sean Eldridge is like being called classless by Kim Kardashian."
 
Hughes and Eldridge purchased a $2 million home in the 19th Congressional District last year in order to establish residency so that Eldridge could run for office.
 
In 2011, Hughes and Eldridge purchased a $5 million home in a different district in which Eldridge was considering running.
 
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Join the Union League Club for a reception on Monday June 9th to support Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino featuring Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

Click the invitation below for more information and to RSVP!
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                    Antonacci for the People                   

For Release: Immediate, Thursday May 29, 2014
Contact: Brian Renna (315) 420-0039, brenna1@twcny.rr.com
 
 
COMPTROLLER ANTONACCI NAMES JANE ROSSI AS FINANCE CHAIR
Entrepreneur, Community Leader, Health Care Expert Charged 
with Helping Candidate Qualify for Public Matching Funds
 
SYRACUSE, NY - Onondaga County Comptroller Robert Antonacci today named Jane Rossi - - an accomplished entrepreneur, community leader and nationally-recognized expert on health care issues - - as state Finance Chairwoman of his campaign for New York State Comptroller.
                                                         
"I'm pleased Jane Rossi has decided to lend her significant talents to my campaign for New York State Comptroller.  She brings a wealth of fund raising knowledge to this campaign, and will provide a boost in our efforts to qualify for the public matching funds necessary to make this a competitive and winnable race," Antonacci said.
 
Antonacci added, "I will bring experience and accountability to the Comptroller's office, and I will always put hardworking taxpayers first.  It's important our message be seen and heard by as many people as possible.  If that takes place, I am confident voters will choose new leadership over the old way, and put a C.P.A. in the Comptroller's office." 
 
"Bob Antonacci has the experience and qualifications to do the job, and I am pleased and proud to join his campaign for State Comptroller.  We both agree the taxpayers need an advocate in Albany, and I will help his campaign in any way I can," Rossi said.    
 
Born and raised in Central New York, Jane Rossi is the former owner of Stonehedge Health and Rehabilitations Centers. In 1995, Governor George Pataki appointed her to a seat on the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council. Ms. Rossi was also a former Commissioner of the  New York State Insurance Fund and has served on several community boards, foundations and economic development organizations. 
 
In addition to her work in the healthcare field Jane Rossi served as president of James Street Management and Stonehedge Realty.  She is a graduate of University of State of New York Regents College, and was a licensed New York State  nursing home administrator.
 
Antonacci is the twice-elected Comptroller of Onondaga County, and the Republican choice to face off against incumbent Tom DiNapoli.  He is a licensed certified public accountant and attorney.
 
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For Immediate Release
May 30, 2014
Contact: Press Office
(202) 479-7070
 
Still Think It’s Growing, Sean Patrick Maloney?Maloney Says Economy is Growing but Facts Say Otherwise

WASHINGTON
– Yesterday, the United States Department of Commerce released a report stating the economy “decreased at an annual rate of 1.0 percent in the first quarter.” On the heels of the recent Environmental Protection Agency’s cap-and-trade scheme that could cost the U.S. economy $50 billion a year and eliminate an estimated 224,000 jobs, does Sean Patrick Maloney continue to believe the economy is growing under Obama’s liberal agenda?
 
“It is clear that Sean Patrick Maloney is out of touch with New York voters as he continues to support Obama’s failed economic policies and believes the economy is growing,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “New York families deserve a Republican leader in Congress who will vote against the President and his Administration’s job-destroying policies and will promote economic stability.”
 
Still Think It’s Growing, Sean Patrick Maloney?
Maloney Said He Didn’t Think “There’s Anything About The Hudson Valley That Should Mean We’re Going To Have Slower Economic Growth.”
(“U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Meets With The Journal Editorial Board,” The Poughkeepsie Journal, 12/20/13) Minute 11:56 – 14:07
 
United States Department of Commerce released a report stating the economy “decreased at an annual rate of 1.0 percent in the first quarter.”
(U.S. Department Of Commerce, Bureau Of Economic Analysis, “Gross Domestic Product: First Quarter 2014 (Second Estimate)” 5/29/14)
 
 
 
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Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 531-9796
 
OP-ED FROM SENATOR GREG BALL: FOREVER GRATEFUL TO HAVE SERVED IN PUBLIC OFFICE
As many know, I term limited myself in the Assembly and am proud to now follow through on that same pledge in the Senate. For 8 years I have enjoyed a tremendous opportunity to serve. Those memories and friendships will last a lifetime and I am forever grateful. As an elected official, and unlike many, I swore to make the position my full time job and to not accept outside employment. I kept my word and am proud to have done so, but now it is time to return to the private sector, and eventually, hopefully take time to raise a family.
In just 4 terms I have been through 4 general elections and 3 primaries, and I've lived a lifetime of experiences in a condensed period of time. I gave the community every ounce of energy I had, working 7 days a week. I'm proud of my record in public service and honored to have had the opportunity to shape public policy for the good, specifically for service disabled and other veterans, victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, small business owners, sportsmen, seniors, taxpayers, the special needs community and our four legged friends.
I didn't run for office to embrace the status quo or to make friends, yet I am proud to have kept my independence even while making strong friendships along the way. I genuinely believe in servant leadership and I term limited myself in the Assembly and similarly term limited myself in the Senate. Breaking that pledge was never an option and leaving this seat open two years from now, during a Presidential election where we would be hard pressed to maintain the seat, would have been selfish.
My late announcement was timed with one purpose, to keep this Senate seat in Republican control. Until a month ago, we didn't even have a replacement candidate and I was never going to walk away from my Republican conference, unless this seat was secure. With Terrence Murphy, I am now confident that we will maintain this seat not only during this election, but also for many years to come. My office will continue to provide excellent constituent and legislative work. On the campaign side, I will remain engaged from fundraising to operations for a solid Republican victory in November. It has been an exhilarating journey and I would like to thank my family, friends and supporters. And no, I am not running for County Executive, Congress or any other position. Thank you and God bless.
For more information, please contact joe@ball4ny.com or (845) 531-9796
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NYS Senator Greg Ball
Media: (845) 531 9796 
Personal: (914) 406 5114
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Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 531-9796 (Ball)
Adam Kramer, 518-441-5183 (Tedisco)
 
SENATOR BALL AND ASSEMBLYMAN TEDISCO HOST 4TH ANNUAL ANIMAL ADVOCACY DAY
Special event in Albany brings together lawmakers, law enforcement and hundreds of pet owners and animal advocates to raise awareness of need to protect pets and people
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Albany, N.Y. – 5/28/14 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) today held the 4th Annual NYS Animal Advocacy Day in Albany to bring together lawmakers, law enforcement and hundreds of pet owners and advocates to raise awareness of the need to protect pets and people from violence.
“I’m so happy to again work with Assemblyman Tedisco to organize the 4th Annual Animal Advocacy Day. This is a wonderful event, for a wonderful cause, that continues to grow every year,” said Senator Greg ball. “Most people can agree that the level of respect and kindness shown for animals, creatures who cannot speak for themselves, or protect themselves, is a fine predictor of how a person will treat their peers. Violent and cruel behavior towards animals, cannot and should not be tolerated.”
The special event was emceed by Steve Caporizzo from Pet Connection and featured John Hargrove, a former SeaWorld Killer Whale trainer featured in the acclaimed documentary “Blackfish,” Yakkul, a dog from Afghanistan, that was adopted by a U.S. Special Forces officer from Valatie, and Nimee, a disabled dog that uses a wheelchair to get around.
Today the Senate passed three pieces of Senator Ball’s legislation to strengthen animal abuse laws. (S2560A) A bill that expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to a companion animal during the commission of a felony, (S2649A) a bill that prohibits the possession of endangered species and imposes civil penalties and (S2566) a bill that prohibits a person convicted of violating "Buster's Law" from owning or possessing a companion animal.
Other guests included Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney, who prosecuted the original case that inspired the passage of Buster’s animal cruelty felony law, Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo and two K-9 units, and Richard and Rosemarie Nash who adopted Hudson, one of the Railroad Puppies that was nailed to railroad tracks in Albany.  Tedisco and Ball also were joined by Saratoga Springs philanthropist and animal advocate, Michele Riggi and her dog, Queenie, a rescue dog that was devocalized prior to its adoption and rescued by Riggi, and acting dog Bocker the Labradoodle who has had numerous film and television appearances.
This bipartisan event enabled animal supporters to network, share information and lobby their legislators to raise awareness of the need to protect pets and people from abuse. Over 30 exhibitors including rescues, shelters, and animal advocacy groups took part.
“It’s hard to read a newspaper or watch the news and not learn of yet another disturbing case of animal cruelty and neglect.  While we’ve made great strides in protecting our four-legged friends since the passage of the landmark Buster’s Law in 1999, there are still many miles to go in New York State to protect our pets. I’m pleased to join with Senator Ball and our colleagues, members of law enforcement and hundreds of animal advocates to call for the toughest laws in the nation to keep our pets and fellow humans safe,” said Tedisco.
“It is my honor to join New York State Senator Greg Ball, Assemblyman Jim Tedisco and all those who have made NYS Animal Advocacy Day possible for the 4th year in Albany. The unfortunate and appalling truth is that animals are abused and neglected every day. I am proud to stand with those who are fighting to stop animal cruelty and abuse. The statewide animal abuse registry that passed the Senate is just one example of the heroic work of Senator Ball and all those associated with this event. I support true legislative change, such as this, which ends animal cruelty and to speak and fight for animals who cannot speak or fight for themselves,” said John Hargrove, a former killer whale trainer that spent nearly two decades in the industry working at SeaWorld of California and SeaWorld of Texas and who was featured in the documentary “Blackfish.
According to the ASPCA, 62 percent of American households have a pet. Studies have shown companion animals can provide a variety of positive health benefits, including providing comfort and assistance to seniors and people with disabilities. They help police, fire departments, and search and rescue efforts to keep citizens safe. It’s been widely reported that a military canine went in with U.S. Navy Seal Team 6 when they took down the world’s most notorious terrorist, Osama Bin Laden.
As research indicates, violence against animals is a bridge crime that can, and has, led to violence against people.  Serial killers Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz all started out as animal abusers before they began preying on people.  There’s often a direct correlation between domestic violence and animal cruelty.
Buster’s Law created the felony category of "aggravated cruelty to animals," punishable by up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.  The law was named after an 18-month-old tabby cat that had been doused with kerosene and burned to death by a Schenectady teen. Prior to this bill becoming law, animal cruelty resulted in only misdemeanor penalties, if any charges were imposed at all.
Since the 1997 arrest that inspired the creation of Buster's Law, the perpetrator who abused that helpless cat has been imprisoned for various crimes, including attempted rape, sexual abuse and unlawful imprisonment of a 12-year-old girl. 
On Animal Advocacy Day, lawmakers and advocates are calling for several bi-partisan measures to strengthen Buster’s felony animal cruelty law to require that animal abusers be placed on a statewide registry of abusers, prohibit them from ever owning a companion animal again, and require them to undergo a psychiatric evaluation (A.8443/S.2305A
Tedisco and Ball’s statewide animal abuse registry legislation is Majority sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblywoman Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) and is supported by the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, the New York State Animal Control Association, and the New York State Humane Association, among others.
Among other bills, they’re calling for legislation to prohibit the possession of killer whales in aquariums (A.8832/S.6613A), and make it a felony (A.8820/S.6628) to intentionally fail to provide adequate shelter, hydration or proper sustenance for a dog as happened with the puppy mill in Sprakers, Montgomery County.
For more information on NYS Animal Advocacy Day, visit the event’s page on Facebook.
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 531-9796
 
SENATOR GREG BALL TO HONOR WWII VETERANS IN ALBANY ON 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY
Albany, N.Y. – 05/29/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, will be honoring WWII veterans on the 70th anniversary of D-Day on the New York State Senate Floor.
Senator Ball is inviting all WWII veterans that live in New York State to join the New York State Senate at the New York State Capitol in Albany, NY on Monday, June 2, 2014 to recognize their sacrifice to our country.
On June 6, 1944, 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region, which has been commonly referred to as D-Day. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history.
“These men and women represent a generation of heroes to whom we owe our freedom. There is no way for any of us to ever fully repay them for their sacrifice and selflessness, but we can attempt to honor them and thank them as a state, nation and community. There is no way to know exactly how history would have been changed had these heroes not stood up for freedom and humanity and were victorious. All we know is thank God they did,” said Senator Greg Ball.
In addition to be recognized on the New York State Senate Floor, there will also be an exhibit set up in the Legislative Office Building lobby commemorating the day.
If you know a WWII veteran that would like to attend, please contact Senator Greg Ball’s District Office by calling: (845) 279-3773.
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796
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Media: (845) 531 9796 
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Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 531-9796
 
SENATOR GREG BALL HONORS 19 LOCAL WOMEN AT THIRD ANNUAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION CEREMONY
Mahopac, N.Y. – 5/30/14 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has inducted nineteen extraordinary women into the 40th Senate District 3rd Annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.
“The Women of Distinction Ceremony was a project I launched in recognition of Women’s History Month and inspired by the accomplished and outstanding women I have had the privilege of collaborating with through my current tenure serving the people of the 40th Senate District. While all those nominated have worked and volunteered without want of recognition, their efforts have not gone without notice or appreciation,” said Senator Greg Ball. “The diversity and depth of their work speaks to the amount of time and dedication each has volunteered on behalf of and in support of a simple truth; that all change is local. Each took it upon herself to respond to some compelling community need. These women did not wait or idle when the opportunity for real change presented itself. Instead, each used her own unique talents and skills to respond to an issue or challenge in her community that merited action.”
Created and hosted by Senator Ball, The Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame was designed to honor outstanding women from throughout the 40th Senate District. Towns, villages and cities district-wide selected nominees that were honored at a ceremony on May 29th at Villa Barone in Mahopac.
“I want to thank Senator Ball for this distinguished honor. It’s great that he has taken this opportunity to honor so many fine women in our community. I am very proud to be amongst them,” said Denise Kness of Yorktown.
“Denise Kness embodies all of the qualities The Women of Distinction Hall of Fame honors. She is a pillar of the community; from her work within the Lakeland School to District to Alliance for Safe Kids her leadership and dedication to our children's future is second to none. It has been an honor working along side her and I look forward to her continued work for our community,” said Councilman Terrence Murphy.
“I am greatly honored by the recognition of Distinction by Senator Ball. I have enjoyed living a full life enhanced by service to my community, particularly in the areas of history, agriculture and nursing. I offer my thanks to the many wonderful people who have shown me the way and to all who have served with me,” said Elizabeth Ryder of Southeast.
“I am extremely honored to receive recognition as one of Senator Ball’s Women of Distinction. The Senator has been a good friend of mine for years and I really appreciate all that he does. I am overjoyed and humbled to accept this huge honor,” said Tracy Griffin.
“Anne’s day in and day out devotion, dedication and commitment to the residents and business owners in the Town of Carmel exemplifies the meaning of professionalism. She is a remarkable individual who works tirelessly, while striving for the best possible outcome in everything that she sets out to accomplish,” said Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt.
“Carolyn has contributed countless hours to the Town of Mount Pleasant as past business owner, member of the Town's Bicentennial Committee, Library Committee and founding member of the Thornwood/Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce. Her dedication to the Town of Mount Pleasant and its residents for close to fifty years is unparalleled.  We are thankful for her tireless efforts to provide service to our community,” said Supervisor Joan Maybury.
“This is a women who has been pivotal in reviving our community. We are all indebted to her for all of her years of hard work and dedication,” said Putnam Legislator Dini LoBue of her nominee Kathleen Delamere. “Her commitment to historic preservation has made an impression on our community that will last for years to come.”
The complete list of honorees from Thursday’s event:
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796
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Josef Bachmeier
Communications Director
NYS Senator Greg Ball
Media: (845) 531 9796 
Personal: (914) 406 5114
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OTHER SITES OF INTEREST:

Yorktown News Website: Youryorktown.com

BIANCO FOR SUPERVIOR :www.nickforyorktown.com


Filipino Cuisine: www.filipinocuisinemyversion.blogspot.com
http://ellabellahairclippies.blogspot.com
ROB ASTORINO: www.robastorino.com
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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: 
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Peekskill Democratic City Committee Blog:http://www.peekskilldems.com/blog
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HOSTED BY: JAMES MARTORANO
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Thursdays 8:00 P.M


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Thursdays at 10 P.M. channel 74. 
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Philipstown – Cortlandt – Peekskill – Ossining and BriarCliff., Mt Kisco .
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DEAR SANDY:
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