Friday, June 13, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 06/13/14: 14 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1) Astorino TV, June 11: Cuomo Must Take Stand

2) Announcement from Campaigns & Elections

3) Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum - Fundraising Kickoff 06/13/14

4) Astorino Campaign: "Cuomo Engaged in Tax Evasion"

5) Zen Bronze Healthy Organic Airbrush Tanning. Guilt Free Glow!

6) More Flag Day Event Sponsors

7) NYGOP Events Calendar

8) Westchester Legislator MaryJane Shimsky: Statement on SPI's Playland Proposal Withdrawal

9) Westchester Legislators Shimsky and Jenkins Call for Sprain Ridge Pool Design to Be Completed

10) Democratic Caucus of the Westchester County Board of Legislators: Statement on the Passing of Actress - Activist Ruby Dee

11) Granite Knolls parkland alienation bill hits snag

12) Guns N' Hoses N' so much more! At 12 Grapes

13) SENATORS UNITE TO PROTECT SECOND AMENDMENT & STOP MICROSTAMPING

14) Latimer Opposes Move To Extend State Legislators Terms To Four Years

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On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:53 PM, Astorino.TV wrote:


Contact:  Jessica Proud, 914-438-5325     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
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Astorino to Cuomo: Take a Stand on Silver
Astorino to Cuomo: Take a Stand on Silver
 
Script:
 
Chalk one up for the good guys in New York.  

Yesterday, federal judge Analise Torres ruled that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can be held liable for covering up sex crimes in the state legislature, and doing so using hundreds of thousands of tax dollars over a period of 19 years.

Sheldon Silver created a culture "in which [an Assembly member] believed he could sexually harass the women on his staff with impunity," Justice Torres said.

She called Silver's failure to protect women from Silver's political buddies "actionable" and said that "plaintiffs have a plausible claim that Silver participated in and caused the deprivation of their rights. "

"Silver could not have believed that his actions were reasonable under state or city law," Judge Torres said.

Those of us who truly want ethics reforms in New York State couldn't agree more.  We applaud Judge Torres for her firm ruling.

Yet Governor Cuomo continues to stand behind Sheldon Silver even after this ruling, even after the New York Times and other newspapers around the state called on Silver to step down as Speaker.

Governor Cuomo keeps giving the same, pat, copout answer that he doesn't vote for who the Assembly Speaker should be.

That's not good enough any more, Mr. Cuomo.  It's not good enough in light of this ruling and it's not good enough for the victims of sex crimes in Albany.

It's time that you took a real stand for ethics in this state.  It's time you took a stand on Shelly Silver.
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On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:47 AM, Catherine Borgia wrote:

 
You are cordially invited to attend a
fundraising event in support of the
SING SING HISTORIC PRISON MUSEUM
 
Come discover why the historic Sing Sing Prison and its unique position in the history of the American penal system possesses tremendous national and international potential as a significant tourist attraction for New York’s Hudson Valley.
 
FUNDRAISING KICKOFF
6:30 — 8:30 pm, Friday, June 13, 2014
 
Cocktail Reception — drinks & hors d'oeuvres
$75 per person in advance, $85 at the door
Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562
  • Meet Lithgow Osborne, great grandson of Warden Thomas Mott Os-borne, who will speak and share Sing Sing artifacts from his personal collection.
  • Tour the Sing Sing Prison display via back and forth shuttle buses anytime between 5:30 — 7:00 pm.
  • The display is located at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining.
  • See the Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum proposal presentation.
  • Listen to Music by Mike and Miriam Risko. Enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres.
TICKETS
To purchase tickets for Cocktail Reception online go to
http://www.hudsonriver.com/sing-sing-fundraiser
 
 
BECOME A FOUNDING PARTNER
Contact us about corporate support
singsingmuseum@hudsonriver.com
or call 914-760-8067
 
 
Or send check payable to:
HHRT/Friends of the Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum to:
Friends of the Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum
Historic Hudson River Towns c/o The Gold Standard
180 NYS Rt. 100
Katonah, NY 10536
 
THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR
Ginsburg Development Corporation
 
Friends of the Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum©
NYS Senator David Carlucci
NYS Assemblywoman Sandy Galef
Westchester County Legislator Catherine Borgia
Village of Ossining Mayor William Hanauer
Yonkers City Council Past President Chuck Lesnick
Historic Hudson River Towns Executive Director Jerry Faiella
Historic Hudson River Towns Marketing Director Nancy Gold
Osborne Association Board Member Lithgow Osborne
Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce

Organizers: Laura A. Fahrenthold, Jen Glass, Dana Levenberg
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Contact:  Jessica Proud, 914-438-5325        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
ASTORINO CAMPAIGN: "GOVERNOR CUOMO IS
ENGAGED IN PROPERTY TAX EVASION"
"Open Your Doors to Inspectors to Show Otherwise"
 
New York--June 12, 2014...The Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, has knowingly been engaged in property tax evasion for the past four years, and he is refusing to allow a town inspector into his home in an attempt to cover it up, the campaign of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino today charged.
 
"We want to be crystal clear on what we are saying about Governor Cuomo today," said Astorino campaign spokeswoman Jessica Proud. "We are directly suggesting that Andrew Cuomo hid renovations to his home in order to evade the higher property taxes he would have to pay if those renovations had been properly permitted, as is required of other citizens. We are further suggesting that the Governor is intentionally barring home access to his town assessor to conceal the amount of work that was done. We are also accusing Governor Cuomo and his government staff of not telling the truth in press reports about the extent of work done in the home."
 
Governor Cuomo, who shares the house and splits the property taxes at Four Bittersweet Lane in New Castle with his partner Sandra Lee, according to news reports, has been the subject of a Gannett news investigation into their doing work on the home without building permits as is required. Ms. Lee detailed renovations to the home in national magazines, according to Gannett, but Governor Cuomo through spokespeople tried to play down the extent of those renovations after Gannett called the tax issue into question, claiming that work only involved "decorative" work -- "window treatments." Mr. Cuomo then barred the New Castle assessor from entering his home to determine the truth, as is Mr. Cuomo's legal right.  That assessor is now estimating that Mr. Cuomo and his partner should be paying a full 29% more in property taxes than they do now, but it is impossible to determine the actual fair tax value without home access.
 
"The governor of New York has to pay his fair share of property taxes, just like everyone else in this state," Ms. Proud continued. "And the only way we're going to know what that fair share is is for Governor Cuomo to open his doors. What's he hiding?"
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Cox: Cuomo definitely embarrassing, possibly guilty of tax evasion
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Laska
dlaska@nygop.org
518.462.2601
ALBANY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox today released the following statement after it was reported yesterday that Andrew Cuomo, when confronted by allegations that he interfered with town officials to keep his girlfriend's property tax bill from going up, claimed to not know how property taxes are assessed:
 
"That New York's Governor doesn't know how his own local property taxes are assessed is embarrassing," said Cox.
 
"And if reports are accurate that neither he nor his girlfriend filed necessary building permits, thereby avoiding potential increases in their property tax assessment, they may both be guilty of tax evasion.
 
"Andrew Cuomo promised to be the most transparent Governor in New York's history, but he is playing by his own set of rules while he expects everyone else to play fair. How can anyone trust him?"
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Contact:  Jessica Proud, 914-438-5325        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
STATEMENT FROM ROB ASTORINO ON 
 
ANDREW CUOMO'S PROPERTY TAX EVASION ISSUE
 
June 13, 2014
 
'Now that you know that the town tax assessor wants 
access to your home, will you let him in?'
 
"Andrew Cuomo dubiously claimed ignorance yesterday about his town tax assessor being refused entry into his home. The assessor wants to look at renovations widely described in national news magazines that were done without building permits and went unreported to the Town of New Castle.
 
"Mr. Cuomo's own government staff has been involved in dealing with the Town of New Castle in this regard, so I find it difficult to understand how he could not know that the assessor was refused access.  But, irregardless, Mr. Cuomo now knows with absolute certainty that the assessor's request to enter Mr. Cuomo's premises has been rejected, so it begs the question, 'now that you know that the town assessor wants access to your home to see if if you have been paying your fair share in property taxes, will you let him in?'
 
"New Yorkers pay the highest property taxes in America.  They deserve to know if their governor has been cheating on his."
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On Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:24 PM, Lalor For Assembly wrote:

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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 

Dear Friends,

The Democrats finally have a candidate to challenge me this November. Because I've been a loud voice against the status quo, you can be sure that he will be well funded. Your support this Saturday is crucial to building the campaign war chest I'll need for November.

We are pleased announce additional sponsors for Saturday's event. Sponsors so far include:

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro
State Senator Lee Zeldin
Mayor John Tkazyik, Candidate for NYS Senate
Dutchess Hops
Fishkill Republican Committee
Dutchess County Independence Party
Dutchess County Republican Party
Dutchess County Conservative Party
Peg and Richard Birney (EVENT HOSTS)
PartyTime Rentals
New York State Rifle and Pistol Association
Kearney Realty & Development Group

There is still time to sponsor and/or RSVP to attend our Flag Day Cocktail Party

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
$4100 Old Glory Sponsor
$2500 Stars & Stripes Sponsor
$1000 Star Spangled Banner Sponsor
$500 Red, White & Blue Sponsor

TICKETS:
$125 per person
$100 for GOP Committee Members and Previous Campaign Donors

Please join me for a Flag Day Cocktail Reception with Special Guest Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party. Tickets are available online here.

WHEN: Flag Day, Saturday, June 14th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WHERE: Picturesque Willow Lake Farm, Hosted by Peg and Richard Birney
TICKETS: $125 per person, $100 for GOP Committee Members and Previous Campaign Donors

I hope you'll join me and NYS GOP Chairman Ed Cox to celebrate Old Glory. RSVP requested. You may RSVP to info@kmlny.com or (845) 616-3509. Tickets are available online. Checks can be mailed to:

Lalor for Assembly
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Onward to Victory,

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2014

Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 (office) | 914-419-5221 (cell)

 Westchester Legislators Shimsky:

Statement on SPI’s Playland Proposal Withdrawal

 

White Plains, NY – Westchester Legislator MaryJane Shimsky (D-Hastings-on-Hudson), chair of the Westchester County Board of Legislators’ Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement today in regard to County Executive Rob Astorino’s announcement that the Playland revitalization plan from Sustainable Playland, Inc. (SPI) was being withdrawn. Astorino has selected Dan Biederman of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures to conduct an operational evaluation of Playland and present a list of recommendations on improving the County’s 280-acre historic amusement park and recreational facility.

 

“For me, the main test of any entity seeking to operate Playland is its ability to make a success of the County’s amusement park operation.  It has been clear for some time the SPI lacked the expertise, the resources and the desire to do so.  Therefore, I am relieved that SPI has been assigned a more appropriate role in Playland’s future.

 

“However, I am deeply concerned that the Administration seems more interested in buying time than in helping the park.  There are already two vendors with amusement park experience that answered the Playland RFP, and both are still interested in operating the park.  Immediately negotiating with one or both of these entities would make much more sense than wasting time and taxpayer dollars on a consultant.  It is also the only way to make improvements to the park before the 2015 season.

 

“Moreover, I am concerned about the continued use of Mr. Biederman, who will need to translate his experience—which to date has been focused on dismantling the amusement park—to helping provide the amusement park a path to success. These and other concerns about Mr. Biederman’s continued involvement need to be addressed as quickly as possible, in an open meeting of the appropriate legislative committee.

 

“Most Westchester residents want a successful amusement park at Playland. The filled-to-capacity parking lot on Memorial Day weekend testifies to the continued potential of an amusement park at the site—even an amusement park that has been so starved of resources for so long.

 

“If the County Executive truly wants what most Westchester residents want—a successful amusement park at Playland—he would begin negotiations with Central Amusements and Standard Amusements without delay.”
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Westchester Legislator Pete Harckham:

Statement on SPI’s Playland Proposal Withdrawal

 

White Plains, NY – Westchester Legislator Pete Harckham (D-North Salem), chair of the Westchester County Board of Legislators’ Labor, Parks, Planning & Housing Committee, released the following statement today in regard to County Executive Rob Astorino’s announcement that the Playland revitalization plan from Sustainable Playland, Inc. (SPI) was being withdrawn. Astorino has selected Dan Biederman of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures to conduct an operational evaluation of Playland and present a list of recommendations on improving the County’s 280-acre historic amusement park and recreational facility.

“While the withdrawal of SPI’s Playland Improvement Plan from consideration certainly represents a setback for the goal of revitalizing Playland, it does afford the Administration and new consultant an opportunity to move forward with the lessons learned from this process: the amusement park must remain the focal point; the impacts to the environment and the neighboring community must be thoroughly vetted and the numbers need to add up and be realistic.

“In the meantime, the Board of Legislators’ Committee on Labor, Parks, Housing & Planning will focus on making Playland as successful as it can be for this season. It is an iconic destination and there is no reason for people not to flock to the park this year.”
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Westchester Legislator Parker:

Statement on SPI’s Playland Proposal Withdrawal

 

White Plains, NY – Westchester Legislator Catherine Parker (D-Rye), chair of the Westchester County Board of Legislators’ Environment & Energy Committee, released the following statement today in regard to County Executive Rob Astorino’s announcement that the Playland revitalization plan from Sustainable Playland, Inc. (SPI) was being withdrawn. Astorino has selected Dan Biederman of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures to conduct an operational evaluation of Playland and present a list of recommendations on improving the County’s 280-acre historic amusement park and recreational facility.

 

“I have long admired the work of Dan Biederman in revitalizing public space and parks in New York City. However, I certainly hope Mr. Biederman does not resurrect the notion of a field house among his recommendations for Playland. The community has shown that to be a non-starter. I encourage Mr. Biederman to avail himself of the plentiful opinions in Rye and incorporate the concerns of our residents and others into his vision. I want to believe that this new turn of events will not end up prolonging the uncertainty over how to revitalize Playland, but each day that passes without a good plan in place diminishes the possibility of a fresh start at Playland for 2015.”
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Westchester Legislator Ken Jenkins: Statement on County Executive Astorino's Withdrawal of Playland Proposal
June 13, 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Legislator Ken Jenkins (914) 262-3629


Westchester Legislator Ken Jenkins:
Statement on County Executive Astorinos Withdrawal of Playland Proposal
 
White Plains, NY - Westchester County Legislator Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) whose legal actions were identified by Sustainable Playland as a contributing factor for their withdrawal from the BOL review process, released the following statement today in regard to County Executive Rob Astorino’s announcement that the Playland revitalization plan from Sustainable Playland, Inc. (SPI) was being withdrawn.
 
“County Executive Rob Astorino seems to be doubling down on a failed approach that makes pre-mature pronouncements on a 10 year contract that will require a super-majority vote of the BOL and wastes taxpayers’ money to perform an analysis that the County Executive claims to have used in making his initial selection of Sustainable Playland.
 
“The time is now for the BOL, as the governing authority for Westchester County, to bring together the two remaining RFP respondents, Central Amusements and Standard Amusements and develop a lease for the management of Playland’s Amusement area using the framework of the 2010 Resolution adopted by the BOL regarding Playland.  These last two remaining RFP respondents are prepared today to invest $25 million dollars into the amusement area and get things up and running in time for the 2015 Playland season. The BOL did this with the Children’s Museum with a unanimous vote then a unanimous override of County Executive Astorino’s veto.
 
“Friends of the Parks are well established group that supports all of Westchester and is concession vendor at Playland.  It will be interesting to see how the Astorino administration addresses the concerns of disparities that have come from organizations like the Central Park Conservancy. 
 
“I am hopeful my colleagues on the BOL will combine the remaining RFP respondents and develop a lease to operate the amusement area at Playland based on over 2 years of Committee hearings and public review.”
 
 
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12 2014

Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 (office) | 914-419-5221 (cell)

 

Legislators Shimsky and Jenkins Call for Sprain Ridge Pool Design to Be Completed

 

White Plains, NY – Westchester Legislators MaryJane Shimsky (D-Hastings-on-Hudson) and Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) called on County Executive Astorino and his Administration to provide an update on existing design plans for the Sprain Ridge Park Pool renovations, a project approved by the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) years ago but unilaterally stopped by the Administration in 2010.

 

The two legislators urged the Administration to move forward with the present, original pool design after Tuesday's meeting of the BOL Infrastructure Committee, chaired by Shimsky, which included discussions concerning new bond legislation totaling $5.5 million for the modernization of the pool, which was recently sent by the Administration to the BOL for consideration. Astorino Administration officials were hoping to have the bond approved in committee, but admitted that no actual new design work had commenced yet.

 

“Normally a capital project would be presented to the Board of Legislators for construction bonding when sixty percent of the design has been completed,” said Jenkins. “Since the original design is old it needs to refreshed and updated, at least to produce a new set of accurate figures for construction costs. Then the plan can be re-evaluated by the Board. The Administration was instructed by the Board to do so, but to date has not. Meanwhile, no design was completed for this new bond proposal, now almost nine months after County Executive Astorino promised this to Westchester residents, and that is just wrong.” 

 

“Westchester residents are now suffering through their fourth summer in a row without this pool,” said Shimsky. “There is no good reason from the Administration as to why this pool was left to deteriorate. Renovations—or a completely new Sprain Ridge Park Pool—require an entirely new examination of the facility before we simply add money to the Capital Projects Budget for this year. Even so, the original design should now be updated, as intended.”

 

Jenkins released the plans and several other pertinent documents relating to the long-stalled renovations last November after Astorino announced during the County Executive race that it hoped to revive the restoration of the closed, pad-locked pool and recreational facility as part of the 2014 Capital Plan.

 

The BOL prepared a financial analysis for every project variation offered for Sprain Ridge Park Pool, including renovating the existing pool, simply replacing the existing pool or enhancing the pool facility to add competition lap lanes that would be moved from the pool at Playland. It made the most sense financially to renovate the pool, adding competition swim lanes and a spray park while utilizing the existing rocky terrain to create an additional attraction.

 

Over $1 million dollars has been spent already on design costs and construction costs that were previously approved by the BOL. The approved pool renovation project will involve reconstructing the existing pool complex at Sprain Ridge Park in a series of smaller pools, slides and play features that are popular in recreational facilities as such these days. Work will include pool mechanics, piping, structure, coping, decking, landscaping and concession area, plus associated site work. New fencing will be added to establish the pool area as well.

 

After investigations showed that the original pool was leaking, the Spano Administration and BOL began working collaboratively in 2001 to rehabilitate the existing pool area into a leisure pool facility in line with a national trend to boost attendance and revenue at municipal pools through the country. That year, $680,000 was spent to replace the aquatic playground system, and in 2006, another $500,000 went toward the design for the total project.

 

In 2011, the BOL unanimously voted to add $8.8 million to the 2011 Capital Budget in order to begin reconstruction of the Sprain Ridge Pool facility. Astorino Administration officials have trotted out a number of explanations as to why they have not moved the project forward.

 

Both Shimsky and Jenkins were taken aback by the Administration’s insistence today that the bond legislation move forward, despite the absence of a new design to guide what the costs would be.

 

“A smart, comprehensive design for the Sprain Ridge Pool is nearly completed, and with that information in hand the Board of Legislators can make an informed decision on the best utilization of County dollars,” said Jenkins. “Starting the project from the beginning, with a new design, would mean the pool would remain closed for the new few years. That is simply unacceptable, and residents have every right to be angry.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2014

Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 (office) | 914-419-5221 (cell)

 

Statement from Democratic Westchester Legislators: On the Passing of Actress – Activist Ruby Dee

 

White Plains, NY – The Democratic caucus of the Westchester County Board of Legislators released the following statement today in regard to the passing of Ruby Dee, the highly acclaimed actress and human rights activist. She was married to the late Ossie Davis, also world-famous for his achievements in the dramatic arts and extensive humanitarian work; together, they were awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1995. Dee and Davis were long-time residents of New Rochelle. In 2007, Dee was inducted into the Westchester County Women’s Hall of Fame.

 

“The people of Westchester were fortunate to count Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis as neighbors for several decades. The many achievements of these two great actors on stage and screen stand as stellar contributions to our nation’s cultural history. Their staunch, tireless activism in service of social justice and human rights underscored their serious commitment to making this country a better place for future generations.

 

“In her work and life, Ruby Dee exemplified tremendous grace, intelligence and understanding. She championed the civil rights for all Americans throughout her adult years, and remained a staunch, tireless protector and defender of the most vulnerable among us. There are few public lives as meritorious as Ruby Dee’s. Her resilient spirit and remarkable deeds will shine on for us and continue to help light the path ahead.”

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Citizens for an Informed Yorktown

Town Board
June 10, 2014

Meeting highlights. For a summary of all 14 agenda items, visit ciyinfo.org.

1. Tax Amnesty proposal
The tax receiver presented a plan for a tax amnesty program that would waive the interest and penalty charges when back taxes are paid.

2. Speed humps
The board will consider a policy that establishes criteria for installing speed humps.

3. Parking issues in Heights hamlet
The board discussed some possible short term solutions to the lack of adequate parking in the hamlet that creates problems for small businesses.

4. Highway Department trucks and capital projects
What started out as a discussion on purchasing four new trucks for the Highway Department morphed into a broader discussion on bonding for a series of capital projects.

5. Parkland alienation/Granite Knolls
The alienation home rule request stalled when Councilman Patel refused to support a needed new resolution and only three board members were present to vote.  Supervisor Grace and Councilman Murphy may try again for a vote at a special meeting to be called next week.

6. Shallow Creek
The board discussed moving forward on the proposal to grant a license or franchise to a group that will reopej the par 3 golf course;plus a restaurant and ice skating rink..

7. Special election law
Because there was no quorum, there was no discussion on the latest version of the proposed law.

 
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@SLASH on Twitter: "Just met an all-girl band called Guns N' Hoses. Cool chicks!... They sound pretty tight, I have to say." 
 
The VILLAGE VOICE: "On and off stage, the Hoses have become true experts on what it takes and what it means to perform as Guns N' Roses."

This all-female Guns N' Roses tribute band from Brooklyn has performed at prestigious clubs like NYC's Bowery Ballroom & The Stone Pony (Asbury Park). We can't wait for them to ROCK 12 Grapes! They actually met Slash in LA. Their rendition of "Sweet Child of Mine" blew him away!
 
Call for "Dinner N' Show" reservations 
and best seating: 914-737-6624
 
$15 Cover or $8 with dinner. Opening Act: "Make Cents" 9:30 - 10:10. 
Call or EMAIL US
for "Dinner & Show" reservations!
  
Wed, June 11, 7:00 - 10:00
Ladies Night "Unplugged" with 
Rich Kelly
$15 Dinner Deal & Ladies Drink Specials 
Rich Kelly performs an entertaining mix of Pop/Acoustic Folk covers. 
Two-course Dinner Deal from  5:30 pm.
Ladies Night Drinks specials from 7-10pm.
Music from  8-10pmFree Admission.
 
Open Mic Night, w/ host Jess Erick
Come to listen or come to play. Our once-monthly Open Mics are hosted by the very talented and wonderful singer/ songwriter, Jess Erick, along with a constant flow of entertaining acoustic performers. Always a good time! Sign up from 8 - 10 pm, so come early! Free Admission. 
DINNER DEAL: Two courses for $15!
 
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They take classic Pop/Rock covers and elevate them to a whole new level! And Stacy's vocals will blow you away! BoNY is one of NYC's premier dance / party bands. Members of the band have been on Broadway and TV, recorded albums and jingles for major record labels and performed with many great artists such as Billy Joel, Jack Bruce, Neil Sedaka, Aretha Franklin, Alisha Keys, Rod Stewart, and The Rolling Stones. Get ready to dance!!  $5 Cover.
  
OPENING ACT, Make Cents
A group of young, extremely talented musicians are gonna get this party started. Drummer Tori Macchi is a huge fan of GNR, so the band is super excited to open for Guns N' Hoses. 

$15 Cover or $8 with Dinner.

FATHER'S DAY! Sun June 15
5:30 - 8:00 ~ Greg Westhoff's Westchester Swing Band
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Bing your Dad, Grandpa and the entire family to enjoy this world-class 18-piece Big Band, with a full horn section and the inimitable talents of drummer and bandleader Greg Westhoff. The band performs classic Swing, Sinatra and Broadway tunes from the '40's and '50's and beyond. $5 Cover or higher donation goes directly to the band.
Click or call for more info!
Where can you get a 2-course dinner for just $15?

Every 
Wed & Thurat 
12 Grapes!
 
Ladies Night every Wednesday from 
-$6 Martinis 
-$6 by-the-glass Wines -$4 Beers
Live Music 8-10pm
  Check out our new
 Spring Menu

Panko-crusted Salmon with Ginger Sauce
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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa
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Roast Chicken with Lentil Salad
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Weekly specials like Tempura-battered Salmon (pictured) keep things interesting!
NEXT WEEK'S 
LIVE MUSIC
 
Michelle D'Angelis
 
Live Band Karaoke
LBK is like traditional Karaoke, only with a live band and back-up singers.
Choose from over 
150 songs!
 
Fifty Shades 
of Blue
COMING UP:
Santana Tribute! 
Call for
"Dinner & Show" reservations.
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SENATORS UNITE TO PROTECT SECOND AMENDMENT & STOP MICROSTAMPING
 
Albany, N.Y. – 06/11/2014 – A majority of the members of the New York State Senate Codes Committee have today indicated their strong opposition to legislation (S.68A /A.3244A) requiring the microstamping of ammunition.
 
The Committee Chairman, Senator Michael Nozzolio and Committee members, Senators Phil Boyle, John DeFrancisco, John Flanagan, Patrick Gallivan, Joe Griffo, Andrew Lanza, and Tom O’Mara have all publically declared their objections to this measure. They were also joined by Senators Cathy Young, Greg Ball, Tom Libous, Jim Seward, John Bonacic, Patty Ritchie, Kathy Marchione, Bill Larkin, Betty Little, Joe Robach, George Maziarz, Hugh Farley and Mike Ranzenhofer.
 
The group unanimously contends the process of microstamping ammunition relies on unproven technology that will undoubtedly waste taxpayer dollars. They also labeled the process as ineffective at identifying criminals because the very shallow markings on microstamped bullets can be easily removed through the use of common household tools.
 
After recent anti Second Amendment efforts in the Assembly, the Senate Democrats are now pushing efforts to move legislation sponsored by Senator Peralta.
 
“Here they go again, in an extreme attempt to turn law abiding citizens into criminals, rather than tackling the real criminals. We must unite in both the Senate and throughout the state, to stop this extreme and costly effort. There is not a shred of credible evidence that proves the technology actually works. We will work together to protect the Second Amendment,” they said in a joint statement.
 
It is clear that a majority of the Senate Codes Committee opposes this legislation, and the measure will not be reported from the Committee. The Senate Codes Committee has been in opposition to this legislation in the past and continues to oppose this ill-advised measure.
 
 
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Josef Bachmeier
Communications Director
NYS Senator Greg Ball
Media: (845) 531 9796 
Personal: (914) 406 5114
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PEEKSKILL DAILY VOICE:

Latimer Opposes Move To Extend State Legislators Terms To Four Years

http://peekskill.dailyvoice.com/politics/latimer-opposes-move-extend-state-legislators-terms-four-years
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ATOM TAXI INC. AIRPORT SERVICE:
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 $150.00 including tolls. Westchester County Airport and Stewart cost $75.00.
We do not take credit cards, sorry. 
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 E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR COMMENTS:
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) 

For immediate reply:  atomtaxi@aol.com
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THE COMPLETE LIST FROM THE BAZZO GRILL'S SERIES
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2007-2012 “In My Opinion” Columns On NCNLocal.com
http://bazzman.blogspot.com/2012/04/2007-present-in-my-opinion-columns-on.html
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THE LIFE OF BAZZO: A YORKTOWN NEWS PROFILE
http://bazzman.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-life-of-bazzo-yorktown-news-profile.html
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BAZZO AT WORK HOME PAGE
http://ltpbazzo.wordpress.com/
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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:

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
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: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 .
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channel 74
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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.
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Philipstown – Cortlandt – Peekskill – Ossining and BriarCliff., Mt Kisco .

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DEAR SANDY:
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