Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 07/16/14: 17 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1) A Six Month Report to Westchester County Shareholders

2) VIDEO SPOT: Sandy Victims Suffer for Cuomo TV Ads

3) VIDEO SPOT: What Did You Do with Our Money, Governor?

4) VIDEO SPOT:  Western NY Deserves Its Own Debate

5) Parent Child Care Survey from the Child Care Council of Westchester

6) Assemblywoman Galef Hosts Annual Senior Forum on July 24th

7) Congressman Bob Turner endorses Nick Di iorio (NY-12 Congressional candidate)

8) ICYMI: US NEWS - Astorino Can Win New York for GOP

9) Democratic Congressman caught violating drone laws

10) HAYWORTH CALLS ON MALONEY TO STEP DOWN FROM FAA OVERSIGHT SUBCOMMITTEE

11) Cox: Casinos prove Cuomo puts control above jobs

12) Costco submits FEIS to Yorktown Planning Board 07/14/14

13) BREAKING: Sean Patrick Maloney violates federal law with drone use

14) PlanPutnam] Abridged summary of planputnam@googlegroups.com - 1 update in 1 topic

15) Westchester Legislators Express Opposition to LG Electronics Building on Top of Palisades

16) 12 Grapes: A Rock Reunion, a SANTANA Tribute & more!!

17) SENATOR GREG BALL AND PURPLE HEART HOMES CONTINUE TO MAKE PROGRESS ON DISABLED VETERAN’S HOME
 
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On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:06 PM, Michael Kaplowitz wrote:

Dear Neighbor,

At the midpoint of 2014, it is a good time to review the goals and accomplishments of the Westchester County Board of legislators. A mid-term report card, if you will.

The goal of the Board remains the delivery of essential services on a cost-effective regional basis. The means to achieve this goal is to work within a structure of bipartisan government utilizing reason, negotiation and compromise to forge consensus. So far, that model is delivering successful results.BOL Group Photo
All 17 county legislators are either in a leadership position or chair a critical committee, giving all legislators “skin in the game”. Democrats and Republicans are working well together, committees are meeting jointly and difficult issues are being resolved around the conference room, not in the courtroom. Working together in this bipartisan fashion, approximately 78 capital budget items have been approved with over $128 million in critical infrastructure projects moving forward, creating significant numbers of permanent and temporary jobs.
The Board has taken real steps to make the legislature more efficient while saving taxpayers money. On day one as Chair of the Board of Legislators, I refused the free county car and gasoline available saving over $3600 per year. We have eliminated over 50% of staff Blackberries, reduced service contracts for photography and news clipping services and saved significant money through reduced personnel costs. The final Legislative cost for 2014 will be less than originally budgeted.

We have taken on a number of challenging issues in the first six months of this term. First, we never forget our primary charge remains to deliver essential county services while finding ways to cut costs and keep the county budget under control. Critically, for the fourth year in a row, the county tax levy, approved by the BOL has not gone up. Second, we have tackled the review process of the suggested Playland public/private partnership as put forth by the County Executive. Our thorough and fair due diligence efforts showed the weakness of the proposal originally put forth by the non-profit group Sustainable Playland Inc. and their disconnect with the citizenry of the immediate community as well as the greater Westchester community. The Board will continue to focus on alternative plans for Playland and we look forward to working with the County Executive to re-imagine Playland and make it more financially viable.
The Board successfully resolved an airport leasing issue that threatened to harm both the airport’s financial viability as well as the municipal budgets of entities near the airport. We continue to pursue strong quality of life initiatives such as strengthening our agri-business community, establishing an energy point person to save us money while reducing our carbon footprint, and purchasing vehicles that are more environmentally and cost friendly. In conjunction with the business and labor community, the county has established a Local Development Corporation that has incented half a billion dollars of economic activity. And working with the County Executive, the Board reached agreement with, and helped welcome, the New York Knicks to the county center with the Westchester Knicks starting their D league operations this coming fall.

We have not shied away from difficult issues, either. Our county charter Revision Commission has recommended 16 items for consideration and change, items such as county ethics code changes, modifications to the budget process and reforming legislative confirmation procedures. These recommendations are being seriously debated with the goal of better and more open county government.

The biggest and most contentious effort undertaken this term, however, relates to the issue of resolving the ongoing dispute between the county and the federal government relating to the 2009 housing settlement. The settlement requires that the county build 750 units over seven years, promote a source of income law and submit an Analysis of Impediments (AI) acceptable to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the building of fair and affordable housing in Westchester county.

The county through the combined efforts of the Board and the Country Executive is actively working on building the units. After strenuously fighting the source of income law, the County Executive did ultimately promote a source of income law as required. That leaves the AI. After eight failed submissions by the county planning department, and upon notice from HUD that $5.2 million of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monies for 2012 (and equal amounts for 2013 and 2014) are at risk of being reallocated away from Westchester, the Board of Legislators stepped in to help resolve the dispute.

Our more active role in the process has been welcomed by HUD and the housing Monitor tasked with overseeing the settlement agreement. As a result of our efforts, HUD has withheld the funding reallocation through the end of the summer and the Monitor has stepped forward and has initiated the analysis ultimately required for the county to file an acceptable AI. If we are successful, we hope not only to secure the $15 million dollars of CDBG monies, but also forestall penalties, fines, interception of other federal monies and even, potentially, reopening of the 2009 settlement that could result in a loss of over $500 million, potentially bankrupting the county itself. In a further positive way, if we are successful the 2009 settlement will finally be satisfied with no added requirements.

Much work remains. Rest assured all 17 county legislators are up to the task and look forward to serving all of our county residents. Our goal remains to have the best and most responsive county government possible; check us out at westchesterlegislators.com or call us at 995-2800 and let us know how we can help.
Sincerely,
Michael Kaplowitz
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On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:12 AM, Rob Astorino for Governor wrote:

Contact:  Jessica Proud, 914-438-5325     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

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NOTE: When Hurricane Sandy hit New York almost two years ago, thousands of New Yorkers saw their homes and possessions destroyed. Taxpayers opened their hearts and wallets to help New York families get back on their feet.

Twenty months later, families are still out of their homes. There's no money left for them.

But using money earmarked for Sandy victims, Governor Andrew Cuomo is airing election-year, feel-good television ads. Cuomo got special dispensation to use the money for the TV ads from -- wait for it -- the Washington agency he used to head, The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  

These ads feature real Hurricane Sandy families still in need. They are homeless, while Andrew Cuomo uses money meant for them to boost his poll numbers. That story needs to be told.
 
We are pleased to help them tell it.
 
--Rob Astorino for Governor
 
 
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On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9:11 AM, Rob Astorino for Governor wrote:

Contact:  Jessica Proud, 914-438-5325     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

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NOTE: When Hurricane Sandy hit New York almost two years ago, thousands of New Yorkers saw their homes and possessions destroyed. Taxpayers opened their hearts and wallets to help New York families get back on their feet.

Twenty one months later, families are still out of their homes.

But using $40 million or more earmarked for Sandy victims, Governor Andrew Cuomo is airing election-year, feel-good television ads. Cuomo got special dispensation to use the Sandy money for the TV ads from -- wait for it -- the Washington agency he used to head, The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  

These ads feature real Hurricane Sandy families still in need. They are homeless, while Andrew Cuomo uses money meant for them to boost his poll numbers. That story needs to be told.
 
We are pleased to help them tell it.
 
--Rob Astorino for Governor
 
 
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On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:03 AM, Rob Astorino for Governor wrote:

Contact:  Jessica Proud, 914-438-5325     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

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Western NY Voters Deserve A Debate
 
 
 
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On Monday, July 14, 2014 7:25 PM, Catherine Borgia wrote:

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Are you using child care? Looking for child care?
Are you satisfied with your arrangements?
What do you think about the cost of child care?
How do your child care payments impact your family?
 
Go to the following link to complete the survey:
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Please take 6 to 8 minutes to fill out our survey on parents' child care choices, preferences and challenges in Westchester County. Your answer will help the Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc. do a better job of representing families' child care needs in our community.
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On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:02 PM, Sandra Galef wrote: Assemblywoman Galef Hosts Annual Senior Forum on July 24th
Forum to Feature Advantages, Uses of Today's Technology

(July 15, 2014) Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has announced that she will hold
her Annual Senior Forum on Thursday, July 24th from 9 am - 12 noon at
Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor. Breakfast sponsored by
Hudson Valley Hospital Center will be available starting at 9 am for all
attendees. The event is free and attendees do not need to RSVP.



This year's forum will emphasize technology- how items such as computers and
other forums of technology, such as tablets and e-readers, can be used
successfully and safely. These types of technology have the power to
increase communication between family and friends, access news and other
information, and could provide entertainment and helpful mental exercises
for those who may not be able to leave their homes due to lack of
transportation, illness, or weather.



The morning's first speaker will be Sandra Giorno-Tocco, a New York State
Assistant Attorney General, who will share precautions attendees should take
to protect their private information on the internet. While the internet has
vastly improved the lives of many, it also has the capability of harming
people financially when unsuspecting people are taken advantage of by an
unscrupulous few. In addition, Chris Widelo, Associate State Director of
AARP New York, will discuss ways technology can improve the well-being of
seniors. He will also share an update on health care changes as our health
care laws and programs evolve and improve.



The forum will feature three local librarians who will discuss local library
computer courses that can help attendees learn how to use computers and how
to navigate websites and programs. Carol Donick, Director of the Kent Public
Library and President of the Putnam County Libraries Association; Laura
Wolven, Director of the Field Library in Peekskill, and Risa Getman,
Assistant Director and Adult Programmer of the Hendrick Hudson Free Library
in Montrose will all be available to share information about the courses
offered in their libraries as well as other libraries around the 95th
Assembly District. In addition, they will be discussing the benefits of the
now popular e-readers, which allow people to read books, magazines and
newspapers on digital tablets. They will also talk about book clubs, the
social benefits of joining one, and how to find or create a local book club.



In addition, Suzanne Mateo, a nurse at Hudson Valley Hospital, will also
share how new technology has played an important role at the Hospital in
improving medicine and patient care.



Yolanda Robinson, Westchester County Regional Director of the office of the
New York State Comptroller, will also be present to see if attendees have
any money waiting for them in New York State's Unclaimed Funds Account.
There is currently over $21 million of unclaimed funds in Assemblywoman
Galef's 95th Assembly District, and attendees will have the opportunity
before and after the forum to check the account to see if they have any
unclaimed funds waiting for them.



"I am looking forward to a thoughtful conversation with the speakers and
forum guests on the benefits and concerns of using today's technology," said
Assemblywoman Galef. "There are so many advantages to using new technology
today. Those who do not use computers may learn about their benefits, those
who are already actively using new types of technology can learn about new
ways to use these devices, and all can benefit from a reminder on technology
security. I hope seniors around my Assembly District will join me for
breakfast and an engaging discussion."
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On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:43 PM, Nick for New York wrote:

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New York, NY - July 14, 2014 - Former New York Congressman Bob Turner (NY-9) has endorsed Nick Di iorio in his campaign for Congress.  Turner stated: "I am proud to endorse Nick Di iorio.  He has the qualities to change Washington: energy, intelligence, and the ability to listen.  And he understands the importance of standing in support of Israel, advocating for a peaceful resolution to Mideast conflict, and denouncing vigilante violence.  We need him in Congress." 


Nick Di iorio, a Republican, is the sole challenger running in New York's 12th Congressional District against longtime incumbent Carolyn Maloney.  The district includes the east side of Manhattan, western Queens, and Greenpoint in Brooklyn.  Di iorio has also received support from members of the Independence Party, Libertarian Party, and Conservative Party. 


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Here's a great piece from yesterday's U.S. News & World Report detailing how Rob Astorino can defeat Andrew Cuomo in November. 

This is a must-read.  Check it out and then forward it around to your friends!


U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT 
 
Yes, Astorino Can Win New York for the GOP

July 14, 2014
by Peter Roff

Most of the pundits who follow national politics have already made up their minds about what's going on in New York. They see the possibility of a GOP pickup of two or even three seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, especially if President Barack Obama's job approval number is, as it appears to be, headed south of 40 percent. Aside from that, however, they expect bad news for the GOP.

New York's Republican Party has yet to recover from the thumping it received eight years ago at the hands of the now-disgraced Elliot Spitzer, the former governor whom history will always refer to as "Client No. 9." Partisans on both sides see the NYGOP as weak, which is why some connected to the party have made common cause with Democrat Andrew Cuomo in his bid for a second term. They know the spoils coming out of Albany get divided up, and they're making a play for a piece of the action.

On paper, Cuomo looks strong. The latest polls show him with a commanding lead of more than 30 points over his Republican opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. What the analysts and rent-seekers among the political class forget is that this little more than a reflection of how well-known each candidate is to the state's electorate. It also means that while Astorino has no place to go but up, Cuomo has no place to go but down - and precipitously at that. If there's a place in America where a dramatic, "come-from-behind" upset is possible, it's in the Empire State.

Cuomo - who as U.S. Housing Secretary under Bill Clinton helped sow the seeds of the of the subprime mortgage crisis that didn't explode until the end of the Bush presidency - is not a popular governor. He has systematically antagonized lawful gun owners, taxpayers, Catholics, the unemployed and conservatives, who are a significant portion of the equally significant upstate electorate. At the same time, he's helping New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver - who rules the chamber with an iron fist and makes Tammany's Boss Tweed look like a statesman - keep the lid on a series of scandals that insiders say would rock the state capital to its foundations were the full extent of what was going on known to the voters.

The economy is in the tank. Businesses continue to leave the state, taking jobs with them. And Cuomo is an unyielding opponent of fracking, the revolutionary technology that promises to make New York an energy powerhouse if only the natural gas industry were able to sink some wells.

In short, Cuomo is very vulnerable, especially if any of the national groups or billionaire-backed SuperPACs chooses to weigh in on the race. And they have reason to do so. Should former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton again stumble in her bid to become the nation's first female chief executive, Cuomo is waiting in the wings, chomping at the bit and raring to go. Booting him out of Albany now keeps him from running for president later.

All this, of course, requires an able candidate possessed of a winning political philosophy who can assemble a coalition of voters among the state's three distinct electoral areas - upstate New York, New York City and Long Island. Upstate and Long Island are reliably Republican to some degree - although not as much as was once the case and certainly not enough to offset the big boost a Democrat can expect to have coming out of New York City. The key then is two-to-one Democrat by party registration Westchester County, whose top spot Astorino has twice won, the second time by a decisive margin against a serious opponent backed by both Cuomo and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Westchester is now as middle class as places get, and Cuomo's agenda (which mirrors that of the national Democratic Party) rests on milking those voters as much as possible. They are the ones paying the freight for all the giveaways the governor and his allies are using to try and buy four more years in power. Astorino, meanwhile, is leading the fight against the formerly Cuomo-led federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to make the county "Ground Zero" for what the Wall Street Journal called "a racial engineering project to redefine discrimination by demography."

"The Republican has a history of doing well with suburban Democrats, who also resent Washington attempts to rezone their neighborhoods," the paper recently editorialized. "In 2010 Mr. Astorino won 25 percent of the black vote and 30 percent of Democrats. Mr. Cuomo is worried enough that he recently cut a deal with the public-union Working Families Party, which suggest he will move left on tax and the economy if he wins re-election."

As the Journal said, Cuomo is doing what he can to keep Wall Street off the Republican bandwagon and, in doing so, deny the GOP the funds it needs to get its message out to the voters. Despite this, Astorino raised $3.4 million in the first half of 2014, with more than $2 million left on hand - which is certainly enough to get him started, especially if he uses the Internet to distribute his ads instead of broadcast television, which is much more expensive.

All of the elements are there - even more so then when an formerly unknown state senator from Westchester County named George Pataki defeated the current governor's father in the upset of upsets during the 1994 GOP tidal wave that brought the Republicans into power all over the United States. Astorino has the issues on his side, the Democrats are in trouble nationally because of Obama's abysmal job performance, and Andrew Cuomo is even more out of touch than Mario Cuomo was the last time he faced the voters. All he needs to do now to make the seemingly impossible possible is raise the money.

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July 15, 2014
Democratic Congressman caught violating drone laws
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Laska
dlaska@nygop.org
518.462.2601
The New York Daily News this morning reported that Democrat Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney broke FAA rules regarding drone use. Specifically, the Daily News correctly notes that the "Federal Aviation Administration prohibits the commercial use of drones like the miniature helicopter that gathered the breathtaking aerial footage of Maloney's wedding."

This is made even more egregious by the fact that Maloney sits on the Aviation subcommittee of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Guess which agency the Aviation subcommittee overseas?
The FAA.

And as the Daily News reported, Maloney was aware of the legal problems but went ahead with the drone use anyway. And apparently neither Nancy Pelosi nor Steny Hoyer, both witnesses to the drone use, felt the need to do anything about it.

Perhaps the next time Maloney wants to violate a federal rule or regulation, he should consult with House Rule X, which allows the House Ethics Committee to investigate such violations.

NRCC Spokesman Ian Prior said:

"Sean Patrick Maloney has just made the statement to every voter in the Hudson Valley that he thinks the rules don't apply to him. If Maloney can't follow the rules of the very agency he helps oversee while serving on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, perhaps he shouldn't be on that committee - or in Congress."

NYGOP Chair Ed Cox said:
 
"Congressman Maloney's stunning disregard for federal aviation rules speaks volumes. Whether it's Obamacare exemptions or wedding drones, Americans are tired of Congressional Democrats playing by their own set of rules while hardworking taxpayers follow the laws of the land."
 
 
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney used drone at his wedding - violating Federal Aviation Administration rules
By Dan Friedman
New York Daily News
July 14, 2014

WASHINGTON - New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney's wedding last month had it all - celebrities, fireworks and even a small drone used to shoot a spectacular wedding video.

But the Federal Aviation Administration prohibits the commercial use of drones like the miniature helicopter that gathered the breathtaking aerial footage of Maloney's June 21 wedding to Randy Florke in Cold Spring, N.Y.

Maloney, a Hudson Valley Democrat who sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee, which oversees the FAA, would be hard-pressed to deny familiarity with the issue.

His office declined to comment Monday.

The FAA this month issued public guidance reiterating its position that it's illegal to use drones to film property or an event if the purpose is commercial. In this case the purpose was commercial - the videographer was paid for the wedding video.

Various groups hoping to commercialize drones are challenging that policy, and a March ruling by a National Transportation Safety Board administrative law judge left the agency's power to fine drone operators in question.

The result is what industry officials call a legal gray area. The FAA prohibits commercial use of small drones but lacks the power to enforce that policy.

"The FAA has no teeth" one official familiar with the issue said.

Parker Gyokeres, owner of Propellerheads Aerial Photography, who operated the drone at Maloney's wedding, and was paid by Maloney's videographer, acknowledged in an interview Monday the "FAA has straight banned everyone from flying."

But Gyokeres distinguished between federal law and FAA interpretation.

"There are no laws that prohibit the use of multicopters for photography," he said.

Prior to wedding, the Gyokeres and Maloney briefly discussed the murky legality of drone use and lack of clear federal policy, a source said. Maloney mentioned that he sits on the subcommittee overseeing the FAA but didn't want to discuss policy on his wedding day, according to the source.

Maloney has thus far looked set to cruise to reelection over former Rep. Nan Hayworth, who he defeated in 2012.

E. O'Brien Murray, a spokesman for Hayworth campaign, called the incident "disappointing."

"Clearly Sean Patrick Maloney doesn't think that the rules apply to him, despite the fact that such rules come from the FAA that he helps oversee from his position on the Transportation & Infrastructure committee," Murray said.

'Unfortunately, this is exactly what people are so frustrated with when it comes to Washington politicians. Sean Patrick Maloney thinks he is above the men and women in the Hudson Valley he represents."

Gyokeres, a former Air Force photojournalist who stressed his commitment to safety, said he received permission from the Capitol Police to use the drone. Representatives of the force attended the wedding protecting House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), who both attended. A Capitol Police spokeswoman didn't respond to inquiries Monday.

The Secret Service was also involved the wedding due the possibility that Hillary Clinton, whom Maloney once worked for, might show up. She did not.

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On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:08 PM, Friends of Nan Hayworth wrote:

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HAYWORTH CALLS ON MALONEY TO STEP DOWN FROM FAA OVERSIGHT SUBCOMMITTEE
Maloney is on the subcommittee that regulates drones, but apparently decided the law doesn't apply to him
July 15, 2014
Chester, NY - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney sits on the Aviation Subcommittee of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the U.S. House, but, according to news report, that didn't stop him from ignoring FAA regulations when it came to using a drone to photograph his own wedding.
So, today, Nan Hayworth is calling on him to step down from the subcommittee: "Sean Maloney is actually a member of the subcommittee that regulates the commercial use of drones--yet apparently he decided that the rules didn't apply to him. He obviously doesn't deserve to be on that subcommittee."
Hayworth added that "businesses across the country are being subpoenaed by the FAA, but Sean Maloney must feel he's above the law. This is why the voters of Hudson Valley are sick of Washington politicians who serve themselves instead of the people they represent."
The New York Daily News reports the FAA prohibits the commercial use of drones like the one Maloney hired for his wedding.  Prior to his wedding, Maloney and his videographer "discussed the murky legality of drone use and lack of clear federal policy, a source said. Maloney mentioned that he sits on the subcommittee overseeing the FAA but didn't want to discuss policy on his wedding day, according to the source."
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Nan Hayworth and Sean Patrick Maloney will face each other again in the November 2014 election. Hayworth has the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party lines and Maloney has the Democratic and Working Families Party lines. Hayworth defeated Maloney in the Independence Party Primary on June 24th, and was named a Young Gun by the National Republican Congressional Committee, the top tier of the committee's three-level recruitment program, indicating that her campaign is one of the most competitive in the nation.
Dr. Nan Hayworth is a candidate for Congress in the 18th Congressional District in New York's Hudson Valley, which includes all of Orange and Putnam Counties and parts of Dutchess and Westchester Counties. An ophthalmologist for nearly 20 years, Dr. Hayworth was the only woman physician ever to serve as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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July 16, 2014
Cox: Casinos prove Cuomo puts control above jobs
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Contact: David Laska
dlaska@nygop.org
518.462.2601
ALBANY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement regarding Andrew Cuomo's plan to promote economic growth via casino gambling.
 
On Monday, a New York Times editorial dismissed the Cuomo administration's "promotional hoopla" surrounding casinos, citing a Moody's report that downgraded the national gambling business from "stable" to "negative."
 
"Don't take our word for it: if there was any lingering doubt that casino gambling is not a serious plan for economic growth, the New York Times editorial citing Moody's downgrade of the gambling business seals the deal," said Cox.
 
"Andrew Cuomo's New York is the most taxed, most regulated, least business-friendly state in America, and doubling down on casinos at the expense of tax and regulatory reform proves that Andrew Cuomo prefers tightly controlling government contracts to freeing up the private sector to create jobs."
 
Text of New York Times Editorial 

"Gambling on Casinos in New York"
July 14 

The timing is worthy of note. As trucks in Albany were unloading reams of documents describing 17 proposals for four new casinos in New York, Moody's Investors Service was issuing its latest report on gambling - downgrading the national gambling business from "stable" to "negative." In other words, just when New York is proposing to ramp up its gambling business, the financial community is souring on the idea that casinos are an easy answer to state and local financial problems.
 
There have been plenty of reasons lately to worry about the casino business. Despite millions in tax credits, another major casino in Atlantic City has filed for bankruptcy and Trump Plaza casino is threatening to shut down in September. A Mississippi casino closed its doors, and New York's comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, warned that the job and economic gains in communities where new casinos are built "may be offset by losses elsewhere."
 
Such gloomy news has not stopped big money from flowing into the state from casino operators as payments to lobbyists and campaign contributions to candidates. The New York Public Interest Research Group reported last week that companies competing for contracts have already paid $6.7 million to industry lobbyists. Gambling executives have contributed $4.3 million to state and local politicians in the last two years.
 
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Citizens for an Informed Yorktown
 
 
 
Planning Board
July 14, 2014

Meeting highlights. For a summary of all 13 agenda items, visit ciyinfo.org.

1. Costco
The board officially received the FEIS (Final Environmental Impact Statement). Copies of the document are available on CD from the Planning Department.

2. Fieldhome (Soccer field)
Board action on approving the licensing agreement with the town was postponed pending a review by the town attorney.

3. Grotto Holding (Route 202)
An amended site plan for the former Salerno Dodge building will be held in August. As yet, no leases for the first floor retail space have been signed.

4. Lake Osceola Square
The board discussed traffic conditions along East Main Street and made additional comments about the applicant’s stormwater plan. No new information was available about the future operation of the beach.

5. Yorktown Farms wetlands permit.
The board appeared not to favor granting a wetlands permit to accommodate a homeowner’s proposed fencing plan.
 
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Hey there,
 
I wanted to make sure that you saw this morning’s article from the New York Daily News about Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s stunning disregard for FAA rules regarding drone use. Specifically, the Daily News correctly notes that the “Federal Aviation Administration prohibits the commercial use of drones like the miniature helicopter that gathered the breathtaking aerial footage of Maloney's wedding.”
 
This is made even more egregious by the fact that Maloney sits on the Aviation subcommittee of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Guess which agency the Aviation subcommittee overseas?
THE FAA.
 
And as the Daily News reported, Maloney was aware of the legal problems but went ahead with the drone use anyway. And apparently neither Nancy Pelosi nor Steny Hoyer, both witnesses to the drone use, felt the need to do anything about it.
 
Perhaps the next time Maloney wants to violate a federal rule or regulation, he should consult with House Rule X, which allows the House Ethics Committee to investigate such violations.
 
NRCC Comment: “Sean Patrick Maloney has just made the statement to every voter in the Hudson Valley that he thinks the rules don’t apply to him. If Maloney can’t follow the rules of the very agency he helps oversee while serving on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, perhaps he shouldn’t be on that committee – or in Congress.” – NRCC Spokesman Ian Prior
 
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney used drone at his wedding — violating Federal Aviation Administration rules
By Dan Friedman
New York Daily News
July 14, 2014
 
WASHINGTON - New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney's wedding last month had it all — celebrities, fireworks and even a small drone used to shoot a spectacular wedding video.
 
But the Federal Aviation Administration prohibits the commercial use of drones like the miniature helicopter that gathered the breathtaking aerial footage of Maloney's June 21 wedding to Randy Florke in Cold Spring, N.Y.
 
Maloney, a Hudson Valley Democrat who sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee, which oversees the FAA, would be hard-pressed to deny familiarity with the issue.
 
His office declined to comment Monday.
 
The FAA this month issued public guidance reiterating its position that it's illegal to use drones to film property or an event if the purpose is commercial. In this case the purpose was commercial — the videographer was paid for the wedding video.
 
Various groups hoping to commercialize drones are challenging that policy, and a March ruling by a National Transportation Safety Board administrative law judge left the agency's power to fine drone operators in question.
 
The result is what industry officials call a legal gray area. The FAA prohibits commercial use of small drones but lacks the power to enforce that policy.
 
"The FAA has no teeth" one official familiar with the issue said.
 
Parker Gyokeres, owner of Propellerheads Aerial Photography, who operated the drone at Maloney's wedding, and was paid by Maloney's videographer, acknowledged in an interview Monday the "FAA has straight banned everyone from flying."
 
But Gyokeres distinguished between federal law and FAA interpretation.
 
"There are no laws that prohibit the use of multicopters for photography," he said.
 
Prior to wedding, the Gyokeres and Maloney briefly discussed the murky legality of drone use and lack of clear federal policy, a source said. Maloney mentioned that he sits on the subcommittee overseeing the FAA but didn't want to discuss policy on his wedding day, according to the source.
 
Maloney has thus far looked set to cruise to reelection over former Rep. Nan Hayworth, who he defeated in 2012.
 
E. O'Brien Murray, a spokesman for Hayworth campaign, called the incident "disappointing."
 
"Clearly Sean Patrick Maloney doesn't think that the rules apply to him, despite the fact that such rules come from the FAA that he helps oversee from his position on the Transportation & Infrastructure committee," Murray said.
 
'Unfortunately, this is exactly what people are so frustrated with when it comes to Washington politicians. Sean Patrick Maloney thinks he is above the men and women in the Hudson Valley he represents."
Gyokeres, a former Air Force photojournalist who stressed his commitment to safety, said he received permission from the Capitol Police to use the drone. Representatives of the force attended the wedding protecting House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), who both attended. A Capitol Police spokeswoman didn't respond to inquiries Monday.
 
The Secret Service was also involved the wedding due the possibility that Hillary Clinton, whom Maloney once worked for, might show up. She did not.
 
 
Ian Prior
Northeast Regional Press Secretary
National Republican Congressional Committee
Office: 202-646-6419
Cell: 617-584-3345
Twitter: @iprior1177
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2014

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Westchester Legislators Express Opposition to

LG Electronics’ Building on Top of Palisades

 

White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) approved a resolution last night expressing opposition to LG Electronics’ plan to build a 143-foot tall office building on top of the cliffs of the Palisades along the Hudson River, two to three times higher than the tree line. The vote came during the regular BOL meeting.

 

Two weeks ago, the resolution received its first approval in the BOL Environment & Energy Committee, which is chaired by Legislator Catherine Parker (D-Rye).

 

In the latest stage of a six-year building project on a 26-acre property in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, LG Electronics USA, Inc. received a variance to construct a new edifice that will be four times taller than the present 35-foot zoning height limit respected by other companies and developers in the area.

 

The new LG Electronics building would be situated about fifty yards from the Palisades Interstate Park and clearly visible to residents over in Westchester’s southern rivertowns.

 

“The Palisades are among the most stunning and significant land forms in the United States, which residents and visitors to the Hudson Valley have long marveled at,” said Parker. “LG Electronics’ plan to despoil the Palisades, both a National Natural Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, cannot be condoned under any circumstances.”

 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation issued its 27th annual 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list this week, and the Palisades was included on it.

 

Residents of Englewood Cliffs and several environmental and civic groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the zoning variance that permits the 143-foot tall edifice, and four former New Jersey governors have endorsed an alternative low-rise design for LG Electronics’ offices.

 

Upon approval, the BOL resolution expressing opposition to building on top of the Palisades will be sent to LG Electronics USA Inc., the Planning Board of the Borough of Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

 

“Looking across the Hudson River at the Palisades, as many of my constituents do every day, reminds us that we live in a very special place,” said Legislator MaryJane Shimsky (D-Hastings-on-Hudson). “The idea of sullying the landscape and viewshed by placing a tall building on top of this treasured natural landmark makes no sense, and it will serve as a bad precedent.”

 

A number of advocates united against the LG Electronics building on the Palisades voiced their thanks for the BOL vote.

 

“On behalf of its thousands of members in the metropolitan area, the NY-NJ Trail Conference applauds Westchester County for adding its voice to the overwhelming consensus in the region and nation that LG should preserve, not destroy, the grandeur of the Palisades,” said Charlotte Fahn, resident of Hastings-on-Hudson and board member of the NY-NJ Trail Conference.

 

“New Jersey Conservation Foundation commends the Westchester County Legislature for taking a stand on protecting the Palisades,” said Michele Byers, Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation. “For over a century New Jersey and New York residents have worked together to protect an American National Treasure for the benefit of all.”

 

“We applaud the Westchester County Board of Legislators for joining federal agencies, officials from New York and New Jersey, and dozens of environmental and public interest organizations in recognizing the importance of preserving the majestic Hudson River Palisades,” said Hayley Carlock, Environmental Advocacy Attorney, Scenic Hudson.

Legislator Peter Harckham (D-North Salem) said: “I’d like to thank Chairwoman Parker for her prompt and deft handling of this important resolution. We have a moral responsibility to the generations that follows us to preserve our natural landmarks the best we can.”

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SENATOR GREG BALL AND PURPLE HEART HOMES CONTINUE TO MAKE PROGRESS ON DISABLED VETERAN’S HOME
 
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Pawling, N.Y. – 07/14/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has continued to make progress on the home of Vietnam War Veteran Private Dan Flanigan’s home, alongside Purple Heart Homes. Renovations began last month and are expected to be completed by this fall.  
 
Senator Ball and Purple Heart Homes are currently working to upgrade the home of Private Daniel Flanigan, a 100 percent service-connected disabled Vietnam veteran who lives in Pawling. Construction on Private Flanigan’s house kicked off June 14th with the demolition of the front porch.
 
“I am thrilled that the renovations on Dan's home have been moving along so smoothly. From the very start of the project, countless volunteers and donors have reached out to contribute time, money and supplies to this great cause,” said Senator Greg Ball. “Help is still needed in order for us to complete this tremendous project in the coming months. If you would like to join our efforts to give this service-connected disabled veteran the proper “welcome home” he deserves, I encourage you to contact my office to get involved.”
 
Since the project began, a new front and back porch have been built and plumbing for a new bathroom is under way. Upcoming steps include redoing the roof, painting the interior and exterior of the house, completing the electrical work and upgrading the kitchen and bathrooms.
 
“I am beyond humbled to have been selected by Purple Heart Homes and Senator Ball for this project. From the beginning, I have received a great deal of support from my community throughout this process, and for that I am truly grateful,” said Vietnam War Veteran Private Daniel Fanigan. “It is exciting to see the numerous volunteers and donors at my house each day who are so eager to help out.”
 
Materials that are still needed include ¾ inch hardwood flooring, windows, carpet, Bilco cellar doors, two entry doors, spray foam insulation, air conditioning, stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, microwave and kitchen counter-tops.
 
If you would like to volunteer your time or professional services, please contact Senator Greg Ball’s office by calling (845) 279-3773.
 
If you would like to make a monetary donation for the project, please make a check payable to Purple Heart Homes and send to Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union: 1620 New York 22, Brewster, NY 10509 or visit: www.purplehearthomesusa.org.
 
James Schmitt, owner of Schmitt Brother's Contracting, whose excavation business volunteered their services for the project said he was more than happy to help.
 
“Schmitt Brother's Contracting is all about giving back to the community. We are honored to help in completely renovating the home of this war hero,” said James Schmitt. “I would like to thank Senator Ball and Purple Heart Homes for putting this project in motion. I greatly look forward to the day that Dan can proudly enjoy his new home.”
 
For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at jbachmei@nysenate.gov
 
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