Monday, August 18, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 08/18/14: 9 Topics In Today's blog


1) ENDORSEMENT: NYS Rifle & Pistol Association endorses Castelli

2)  Media Advisory TOMORROW: Dr. Terrence Murphy to Join Call for Pension Reform

3) New ROI column from Frank J. Rich: Biz Wiz

4) Please Join Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor for his Campaign Kickoff Dinner W/ Special Guest Sheriff Chris Moss, Republican Candidate for Lt Governor. 

5)  Murder at the Museum Event at the Lincoln Depot 09/07/14

6) ICYMI: Cuomo's Losing Bets

7) Coming Soon to a Ballpark Near You

8) First-Ever Mt. Kisco Road Run Announced 09/21/14

9) Astorino, Malliotakis Call for MTA Capital Plan, Improving Transportation on Staten Island

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(DOVER PLAINS, August 16):  In a ceremony this afternoon at the Beretta Shooting Grounds, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association President Tom King announced the endorsement by his organization of Bob Castelli for State Senate in the 40th District:

"Today we are pleased to announce our endorsement of former State Assemblyman Bob Castelli for the NY State Senate seat in the 40th Senate District of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties.  Bob is a life member of our organization, the NRA and the Westchester Firearms Owners Association. He is a certified rifle, pistol, shotgun and home firearms safety instructor, and has been a competitive shooter at the world and national levels. He is an all-around sportsman and well known conservationist.

"Bob has a proven record as a State Assemblyman of defending the Constitution and our Second Amendment rights.  As a Vietnam Veteran, State Trooper and criminal justice professor he has been a tireless advocate for veterans, law enforcement, conservation and the protection of our Constitutional rights.

"As an Assemblyman, he worked to lower taxes, create jobs, make New York business-friendly, and fight the corruption that exists in Albany.  It is with great pleasure that the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association endorses Bob Castelli for State Senate in the September 9th Republican Primary, and we urge our members to get behind him.  Please see for more information on how to help."

Castelli was present at the ceremony, and in accepting the endorsement remarked, "I am honored to accept this endorsement from one of the most respected organizations in the country, who for decades has been at the forefront in the fight to protect the Constitution and our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.  President Tom King and the more than 45,000 members in New York have continued this fight for our rights, and I vow to continue it with them."


[PHOTO:  Asm. Bob Castelli (right) accepts the endorsement from NYSRPA Vice President for Legislative and Political Affairs Jacob Rieper.]

[PHOTO:  Asm. Bob Castelli (left) with NYSRPA President Tom King at the Legislative Defense Fund Sporting Clays Shoot.]

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For Immediate Release: August 18, 2014
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Dr. Terrence Murphy to Join Call for Pension Reform
Group urges reforms following continued ethical lapses by elected officials
Along with Dutchess County Legislator Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park), candidate for the 41st state Senate District, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, and Carmel Supervisor Ken Schmitt, Dr. Terrence Murphy will call for an end to pensions for legislators who betray the public's trust. 
The press conference will be held on Tuesday August 19th at the Carmel Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac. The group will put forward a plan to reform the state's ethics system which includes banning individuals convicted of felonies related to official duties from future public employment, lobbying activity or bidding on state contracts, instituting term limits for legislative leaders and more.
WHO:             Yorktown Councilman Dr. Terrence Murphy 
 Dutchess County Legislator Sue Serino
                                    Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell
                                    Carmel Supervisor Ken Schmitt
WHAT:          Pension Reform Press Conference
WHEN:          Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 19
10:00 a.m.
WHERE:       Carmel Town Hall
60 McAlpin Avenue
Mahopac, NY 10541

R.O.I. By Frank J. Rich
Biz Wiz
In my efforts to inform best principles and practices over the years, I have relied on the wisdom of thoughtful people across all fields. Their words and the powerful phrases of action they inform have been sustenance for me, and the clients I serve. My interest in these words of wisdom--indeed, the interest of clients as well--stems form a burning question that better equips managers everywhere: "How do I turn wisdom into a practical reality"? It's the right question; as Einstein liked to say: "Nothing happens until something moves."
This ROI is an attempt to distinguish between the "thinking" in "organizational development" and the practical ways to implement it. While I am also given to the use of models to facilitate the transfer, today I will borrow from the very practical words of those who do it everyday in places where the chips have multiple "0's"--America's corporations. 
Since I'd prefer that the wisdom in the recommendations below stand on their own, I will not include attributes, except to those who write to me requesting them. In the days when gold was discovered in California and Alaska, there was a popular phrase that excited such "movement" as Einstein suggested: "There's gold in them thar hills." As you read below, move to the edge of your seat and drink of the precious "mettle" in some of the very best in corporate America.
Words that Move Mountains 
  • Practice "autogenic thinking;" that is, give yourself solution-oriented feedback when problem solving. Celebrate what went right; don't dwell on what went wrong. 
  • Plan for the future, be in the present. Know what you want to accomplish in everything you do. Do what's necessary now; be in the present. 
  • Learn to love the struggle. It's where growth occurs, and only here. It is where the solution is hiding in plain sight. 
  • Explore the darkness. Not only will you discover things you never imagined were there (good things), but you will learn to chase your fears in the process. 
  • Know your purpose. Purpose gives meaning and structure to our undertakings. And, those who have it tend to find their way to the finish line. 
  • Great companies have innovation and rigor; they are complementary, not in conflict. 
  • Listen to the customer. S/he has something to say to you everyday. 
  • If you're a supplier, make sure it's easier for you to drive up prices than it is for the buyer to drive them lower. If you're a buyer, make sure it's easier for you to drive down prices than it is for the supplier to drive them up. 
  • Reduce the threat of substitution; that is, make it hard and less financially viable for your customers to find an alternative way to do what you do for them. 
  • Customer-driven innovation wins consistently over technology-driven innovation. 
  • Create value for all stakeholders. It is value, not price, that brings together buyer and seller. 
  • Grow a rewards culture. One that inspires, supports, and rewards great talent and performance. 
  • Think smart; move fast. It's not about speed, but doing the right things right. Solve the important problems for your customers, or someone else will.
  • Process -- not the desired outcome -- is an enabler.
  • Direct observation of employees and customers is the best way to understand what's really going on in your organization. 
  • Make everyone work for himself. Grow the entrepreneurial spirit in employees; evaluate and reward them on their performance. 
  • Build teams. No organization succeeds without them. 
  • Spend as much time in the marketplace as you do in your office. 
  • Be able to change, and quickly. 
  • Be prepared to abandon everything you do. 
  • Work only with believers. Disengaged employees are a 4x-5x drain on productivity. 
  • Wars are won before the battles are fought. It's all in the preparation. Athletic ability (quick on your feet) is no match for a well-executed plan.
  •  Understand what you're good at, but new products must be a part of your value proposition. 
  • Respect existing clients. It's costlier to gain new ones. 
  • Stand for more than your products. Don't compromise your values, and be a good citizen. 
  • Invent new ways to do the same things. Where would the Hula Hoop, Silly Putty, and the iPod be without this thinking? 
  • Emphasize the human-interest side of everything. People are drawn to each other; find ways to engage them in conversation. 
  • Get out of your own way. Ask someone who knows nothing of your business how he would solve your most daunting problem. 
Frank Rich is founder and CEO of Encore Príst International, an organizational development company that helps individuals and organizations reach their full potential through the practice of effective business fundamentals. You may reach him at, or by phone at 866/858-4EPI. To read all ROIs in their entirety, go to Business tab at Town Link.
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On Friday, August 15, 2014 2:29 PM, Kieran Michael Lalor wrote:

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Please Join Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor for his Campaign Kickoff Dinner W/ Special Guest Sheriff Chris Moss, Republican Candidate for Lt Governor.
Sheriff Moss stood up to Governor Cuomo on the SAFE Act.  Sheriff Moss is one of the most well respected law enforcement officials in the state, a family man and the right man to help clean up Albany. I hope you can join us to meet and speak with Sheriff Moss a rising Republican star! Tickets are available online here.
ChrisMoss.jpgEvent Details:
Who: Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor & Sheriff Chris Moss
What:  Lalor Campaign Kickoff Dinner
When:  Wednesday August 27, 2014 6pm
Where:  The Blue Fountain - 826 Route 376 - Hopewell Jct., NY 12533
Tickets$65 for 1 Ticket
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Sheriff Chris Moss Bio
Christopher J. Moss joined the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office in 1989 as a Special Deputy. Later that year he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Sheriff and served in that position until 1994 when he was promoted to Investigator. While assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Sheriff Moss attained the rank of Sergeant. In 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Road Patrol Division. In May of 2005, Sheriff Moss was transferred back to CID where he became the Division Commander. In 2005, Sheriff Moss was elected to a four year term, replacing retired Sheriff Charles D.W. Houper. He was re-elected to additional 4 years term in 2009 and 2013. Prior to being elected, Sheriff Moss also served on the agency’s Special Services Unit, Honor Guard, was president of the Chemung County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association and was previously a New York State certified K-9 handler.

Since being elected Sheriff in 2005, Sheriff Moss has assisted in guiding the agency through the accreditation process the Police Services Division, Civil Division and the Correctional facility. Sheriff Moss has also implemented new public service programs, to include methamphetamine awareness, senior citizen safety, Crime Watch and Prevention Newsletters and boater and snowmobile safety courses. Sheriff Moss also instituted the areas first one tier pistol permit program allowing county residents to apply for an unrestricted permit upon completing a (3) hour safety course.

Sheriff Moss is the current president of the New York State Sheriff’s Association. He also serves as the Chairman of the Chemung County Traffic Safety Board, serves on the board of directors of the New York State Association of Counties and the Arctic League as well as past President of the Chemung County Family Services Executive Board. In his spare time, Sheriff Moss enjoys spending time with his family, as well as hunting and fishing.

Sheriff Moss possesses a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Marist College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from SUNY Empire and is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, Session 200.

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..

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 6:05 PM, County Legislator John G. Testa wrote:

Murder at the Museum
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August 15, 2014
ICYMI: Cuomo's Losing Bets
The New York Post Editorial Board fired off this great opinion piece yesterday taking Andrew Cuomo to task for choosing casinos over natural gas production in New York State.

This is a must read! Give it a look and then share it with your friends.

Gov. Cuomo Bets Against Fracking 
New York Post Editorial Board
August 14, 2014 

More and more Democrats around the country - Democrats - are saying yes to fracking.

But in New York, the top Dem, Gov. Cuomo, is instead doubling down on casinos, even as they're starting to fold elsewhere.

Doesn't he see the disconnect?

Bucking environmentalists on the left, Colorado's up-and-coming Democratic Rep. Jared Polis killed two ballot initiatives that would've blocked fracking in the state.

With the public clearly behind the industry, the measures had threatened the re-election hopes of two other Democrats - Gov. John Hickenlooper and US Sen. Mark Udall.

In California, meanwhile, the Democratic-dominated state Senate rejected a ban on fracking, with the Golden State's 8 percent unemployment factoring into the vote.

These reversals aren't profiles in courage so much as responses to a widespread recognition among voters across the country that fracking can provide huge economic (and geostrategic) gains - with little downside.

Indeed, the benefits could be a godsend for economically ailing upstate New York. Yet Cuomo, favoring his environmentalist pals on the left, refuses to allow fracking here.

Instead, he's betting heavily on gambling, having pushed through a referendum to authorize the opening of four new casinos, perhaps by next year.
Oops: He's a bit late. Fact is, the gaming industry is contracting, particularly here in the Northeast.

This week, Atlantic City's huge $2.5 billion Revel Casino Hotel announced it will close next month, after being open only two years. Say good-bye to 3,000 jobs. All told, Atlantic City will see four of its 12 casinos shut by year's end.

So here's a question for Cuomo: Rather than jump on a bandwagon whose best days are behind it, doesn't it make more sense to heed the wisdom of fellow Democrats, embrace a surging industry, fracking, and let New York reap the profits?

Keep reading here.


Bob Antonacci Invites You Out to the Ballpark
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THU August 28th - 7pm - Syracuse Chiefs







On Monday, August 18, 2014 8:34 AM, KISCO 5K 2014 wrote:

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5K Run, Sponsored by The Saw Mill Club, Will
Coincide with Wildly Popular Mt. Kisco
Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sales Days
Little Crepe Street/Little Kabab Station, Tommie Copper also Sponsoring Inaugural Road Race

Mt. Kisco, NY--Aug. 18...The first road race in Mount Kisco history will kick off on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 8 a.m., event organizers today announced. The Mount Kisco 5k Run, which will include competitive and less competitive runners and walkers of all ages (perhaps a few skippers, too) has been scheduled to coincide with the annual Mt. Kisco Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sales Days, which attracts shoppers from across Westchester and lower Fairfield counties. The Run will include a food donation component benefitting Mt. Kisco's Interfaith food pantry.

Mount Kisco, which ranked as the fourth best place to live in New York in 2014 by Movoto, the major national realtor, is a 3.1 square mile town/village of 11,000 residents in Northern Westchester.  The Kisco 5k Run was made possible by a major donation from The Saw Mill Club, and from donations by Tommie Copper, the performance apparel retailer, and Little Crepe Street/Little Kabab Station which have quickly become Mount Kisco culinary favorites.  

"It's been 139 years since Mount Kisco was incorporated; it's time we had our own 5k run," said Mount Kisco Race co-race-director Lisa Abzun. "We hope to make this an iconic annual event for Mount Kisco runners of all ages and abilities. The organizers are enormously grateful to the Saw Mill Club, Little Crepe Street/Little Kabab Station, Tommie Copper, and the entire Mount Kisco community for making this Run possible."

"The Mount Kisco 5k Run will only further enrich the reputation of Mount Kisco as a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and locate a business," said co-race-director Kathy Lynch. "On any given day, there are dozens of walkers and runners  traversing Mount Kisco to stay in shape and appreciate the outdoors, so a 5K here makes so much sense. There is a limit to the number of runners we can accommodate, so we urge those interested in participating to sign up on our website now."  

Run participants and spectators are being asked to bring two non-perishable food items on the day of the race for Mt. Kisco's Interfaith food pantry.

 The Mount Kisco 5k Run will begin and end at the clock at Kirby Plaza, across from the Mount Kisco Metro North station. A map of the entire course and additional information, including a complete list of event sponsors, is available at:


Contact:  Jessica Proud (914) 438-5325                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Calls for 2015 MTA Capital Plan

Staten Island, NY--August 18...Standing with the Verrazano Bridge in the background, Westchester County Executive and GOP candidate for governor Rob Astorino joined with Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) to discuss improving transportation for Staten Islanders, along with calling on the MTA to draft a responsible 5-year capital plan for 2015.

The MTA's 5-year capital plan is expiring this year and a new plan has yet to be drafted, as required by law. The 2014 Legislative Session concluded in June, with no plans to return for the remainder of the year. In 2012, the legislature voted to increase the debt limit from $37 billion to $44 billion, along with regularly scheduled fare and toll increases slated for 2015 and 2017.

"Governor Cuomo has failed his responsibility to focus on the infrastructure needs of the state," said County Executive Astorino. "He should have been working with leaders in the legislature to develop a responsible 5-year capital plan that would address needed projects and get the MTA's ballooning debt under control. Staten Islanders have been carrying an unfair share of the burden, with very little in return, and it's only going to get more expensive if nothing is done to address the mismanagement. A long term capital plan is critical to the state's economy and it's ability to be competitive in the future."

Mr. Astorino reiterated his earlier calls for the state's recent $4.2 billion windfall to be used for infrastructure projects and reducing some of the state's debt. He has warned against using the money as a one-shot budget gimmick to go toward operating expenses.

"With 2015 and a new MTA capital plan approaching, the MTA has another opportunity to act fiscally responsible and live within its means," said Assemblywoman Malliotakis. "In the past, we have seen projects mismanaged with grossly under projected cost estimates and timetables. Only the MTA can have cost overruns of $6 billion and delays of nearly a decade that put further pressure on toll and fare payers."

The Verrazano Narrows generates more than $352 million dollars a year in revenue, and is the only access point for vehicles to and from the borough of Staten Island and the rest of New York City. Staten Island is the only borough with no public subway system.

Mr. Astorino concluded," Governor Cuomo needs to come out of the shadows and tell New Yorkers what his plan is for public infrastructure. Whether it's his failure to put together the required capital plan or his secrecy with the financing of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, the lack of transparency and mismanagement should be deeply troubling to taxpayers. New Yorkers are leaving this state in droves because of the high cost of living, which is a direct result of Governor Cuomo's failed policies."

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