Monday, September 15, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 09/15/14: 12 Topics In Today's blog


1)  Sign Up for Harrison Apar YAC Columbus Day Family Golf Classic

2) TV SPOT: Astorino Releases "Ever Wonder"

3)  Dominic Carter: former Anchor for NY1 News: CANADA

4) Astorino Reiterates Call For Regional Debates

5) NYGOP Events Calendar

6) Ossining Town Board Work Session- Tuesday September 16th, 2014

7) Public Meeting Agendas] Yorktown Town Board  09/16/14

8) Lalor: Follow Your Own Rules and Send the Bill to the Governor, Speaker Silver


10) Governor Cuomo's newfound interest in transparency

11) ***Media Advisory for TOMORROW--Tues., Sept. 16***Westchester Legislator Lyndon Williams to Host Gas Pipeline Info Session in Mount Vernon***

12) New ROI column from Frank J. Rich: America the Good... and Bad

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Rob Astorino for Governor just released this television advertisement statewide.
It emphasises New York's status under Governor Andrew Cuomo as the state ranked
as having the worst economic outlook in America, the highest taxes in America,
and the state government with the most corruption in America. An AARP survey
released this month showed that 60% of New Yorkers over the age of 50 are likely
or somewhat likely to pack up and leave New York. Four hundred thousand New
Yorkers -- now former New Yorkers -- have already left the state under Governor

ad is entitled, "Ever Wonder," and permission is hereby granted for it to be
used for television, digital, radio, and online purposes.

Astorino for Governor
Dominic Carter: former Anchor for NY1 News: CANADA
On Friday, September 12, 2014 2:04 PM, Astorino for Governor wrote:

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jessica Proud
(914) 438-5325
Astorino reiterates call for regional debates

Astorino to Cuomo: Let's Have Eight Regional Debates
Astorino to Cuomo: Let's Have Eight Regional Debates
Andrew Cuomo doesn't like debates. But has a responsibility to do them.

New York has the highest taxes in America, the worst economic outlook, and its state government ranks as the most corrupt in the nation. Voters must hear from their candidates.

I didn't hide from debates when I ran for re-election as Westchester County Executive. I engaged my opponent -- a Harvard trained debater -- in five one-hour debates in a single county. Advisors told me not to, but it would have been cowardly and wrong for me to refuse.

Governor Cuomo is hinting he may show up, but hinting is not enough. The taxpayers need a commitment. He would love to let the clock run out, so we must keep the pressure on and demand not just one, but eight debates between now and the election.

New York is a vast and diverse state with many needs and nuances. Issues that might arise in a Binghamton debate, might not apply to voters in Brighton Beach, and vice versa. So I propose -- I challenge -- Governor Cuomo to a series of at least eight regional debates around New York State between now and Election Day.

Let's debate in Western, NY; Central NY; the North Country; the Southern Tier; in the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, New York City and one just for Long Island.

So community organizations, schools and news outlets interested in sponsoring a debate should get in touch with both our campaigns.

New York has fallen behind other states in so many categories. Our taxpayers deserve to hear what the two major candidates for governor plan to do about it.

Eight debates. The ball is in your court, Governor.

Check out these upcoming events in support of Republican candidates around the state:

On Friday, September 12, 2014 4:19 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:


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Town Board Work Session

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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

Work Session:

  1. Review of Ethics Board/ Law Changes- Mark Reisman
  2. Change in Taxable Status Date- Assessor's Office
  3. Update on HUD Settlement Progress in the Town of Ossining- Sue Donnelly
  4. Update on Lakeville Sewer Remediation Project- Andrew Tiess
Executive Session- Legal Advice
Work Sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Ossining Town Municipal Offices, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562.
All meetings are open to the public; public comments are welcome at the legislative board meetings.
All Board Meetings are televised LIVE on GO-TV, on Channel 78. Taped shows are repeated every Thursday at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Channel 78 and 18.
Watch the live webcast of Ossining Government Access Cablevision channel 78 and verizon channel 43, including Town and Village Board Meetings.

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Residents can also contact the Town Board by phone at 762-6001.
Susanne Donnelly:
Eric P. Blaha:
Geoffrey Harter:
Kim Jeffrey:
Northern Wilcher:
Work Sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Ossining Municipal Building, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562.
You can view past Town Board Work Sessions from our online video archive.
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Yorktown Public Meeting Agendas Click on the PDF file below to download the agenda. Town Board Calendar Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:30pm Add this event to your personal calendar (ical). Agenda: September 16, 2014 Town Board

On Monday, September 15, 2014 9:48 AM, Chris Covucci wrote:
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 15, 2014
Contact: Chris Covucci - (845) 309-2654
Follow Your Own Rules and Send the Bill to the Governor, Speaker Silver
Fishkill, NY - (9/15/14) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) is calling on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to follow the Assembly's own rules and send veterans' legislation that has passed both houses to the governor for his signature. The bill would waive the fee for veterans to receive a distinctive veteran's driver's license.

"Why have rules if you don't follow them?" asked Lalor. "This is just another example of Albany dysfunction. This is a simple bill. It helps veterans. But, the Assembly doesn't even bother to get it to the governor's office within the time required by the rules. Why wait? Governor Cuomo signed the SAFE Act into effect the day it passed. Why the rush with the SAFE Act and the wait here?"

Assembly rules require that bills that pass both houses and originated in the Assembly be sent to the governor for his signature or veto within 45 days of passage if the bill is passed in June. The bill passed the Assembly on May 29 and the State Senate on June 16 and the 45-day period has already expired.

“Earlier this year, the Senate and the Assembly did the right thing and waived the fee for veterans to have their veterans’ status placed on their driver’s license," said Dutchess County Clerk Bradford Kendall. "The unexplained delay in sending this bill to the governor for enactment is unconscionable.”

Lalor continued, "Albany politicians just don't care about the rules, even their own rules. New Yorkers can't trust leaders that don't follow their own rules. Speaker Silver should send the veterans' fee waiver bill to the governor immediately. Follow the rules, Mr. Speaker."  

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..

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

"It's impressive to have a candidate for governor set forth a serious, sound, and comprehensive agenda for reforming public education."

New York--Sept. 15...New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino's widely praised 15-point Education Plan today picked up endorsements from nationally acclaimed education experts Dr. Sandra Stotsky and Dr. R. James Milgram.
Dr. Stotsky, Professor of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, said of Astorino's Education Plan, "It's impressive to have a candidate for governor set forth a serious, sound, and comprehensive agenda for reforming public education. Astorino's education reform agenda deserves in-depth editorial discussion in major New York State newspapers because it addresses so well the many weaknesses in the Common Core initiative."
From 1999 to 2003, Stotsky served as Senior Associate Commissioner in the Massachusetts Department of Education where she helped develop what was widely regarded as the country's best K-12 academic standards.

Dr. Milgram is a world-renowned mathematician and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Stanford University.  He also praised the Astorino Education Plan.  

"The Astorino Education Plan covers the most important things that one can do to start turning around the disastrous education outcomes that New York and other states have been suffering in recent years. Chief among them is replacing the Common Core Standards with better ones," said Milgram.

Milgram was the mathematics content expert on the Common Core validation committee.  Stotsky was the English Language Arts content expert.  Neither would end up endorsing the standards believing they were of poor quality. Their concerns were ultimately expunged from the final record.

Read the 15-point Astorino Education Plan HERE.

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

"We are happy to make the County Executive's tax return available, but since the Governor seems to have suddenly discovered an interest in transparency, we're calling on him to release the building permits obtained for renovations to his home and allow the tax assessor inside to conduct a proper revaluation. Governor Cuomo was caught underpaying his property taxes for several years and failing to get the necessary building permits required by law. Despite overwhelming evidence, the Governor continues to deny the renovations were done and refuses to let the tax assessor inside. If the Governor truly believes in the importance of disclosure, he will release the building permits and allow the tax assessor to conduct a proper valuation of his property." --Jessica Proud, Astorino for Governor spokeswoman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2014
Contact: Tom Staudter | | 914-995-2819 (office) | 914-491-5221 (cell)
***Media Advisory for TOMORROW—Tues., Sept. 16***
***Legislator Lyndon Williams to Host Gas Pipeline
Info Session in Mount Vernon City Council Chambers***
White Plains, NY – Westchester Legislator Lyndon Williams (D-Mount Vernon) will be hosting a community meeting and information session TOMORROW—Tuesday, September 16 to discuss  the installation and replacement of gas pipelines by Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) in parts of the city, and he is urging all interested residents to attend.
The community meeting and information session, which will be held at 7 PM in the Mount Vernon City Council Chambers, is open to the public. Representatives from Con Ed will be attending the meeting as well.
“The major infrastructure work being undertaken in regard to the gas pipelines in Mount Vernon has generated a number of questions and concerns from community members, business owners and local officials,” said Williams, the Majority Whip of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL). “It’s important that people have an opportunity to express these concerns, and also learn more about this ongoing project.”
Who: Westchester Legislator Lyndon Williams; members of the Mount Vernon City Council are invited along with representatives from Con Ed and concerned residents
What: Information session and public discussion of gas pipeline installation and replacement project in Mount Vernon
When: TOMORROW—Tuesday, September 16 at 7 PM
Where: Mount Vernon City Council Chambers
             Mount Vernon City Hall
             1 Roosevelt Square
             Mount Vernon, NY
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R.O.I. By Frank J. Rich
America the Good... and Bad
The legend of the American psyche richly colors its cultural disposition. American business is no less the beneficiary of a population given to self-actualization. Entrepreneurs at heart, Americans speak one phrase perhaps more than any other when confronted with the simple and the genius in innovation: "Why didn't I think of that?"

The lament is telling; we could not see missed opportunity had we not first felt (in some ways) prepared or entitled to achieve it ourselves. The apparent energy in the American psyche is a summoning force that disrespects the habitual tracking of the dundridges, now more than 3.5 million dotting the hallways and offices of government across the land.

Of course those ill-trained, dispassionate, inflexible, indiscrete, and without humility are not only working in government. Many can be found in local stores, at the other end of the phone of your utility companies, (fully 54 percent of the work force is disengaged*) and even in the classrooms of our schools. 
Everyone has experienced it in one form or another, but most egregious is the practice of taking advantage of others ... just because we can. Auto dealers wrap us up in a knot of technical jargon that even the most clever among us wilt under; triple-play voice/data/video come-ons promising great prices seem always to deliver much less product; and contractors routinely press us into decisions by exigency, convenience, and the risk of starting the search all over again (they know your husband is never going to get to that "honey-do list"). 
Despite its majestic guise, the American eagle is a fierce predator, given to snatching its prey in flight and stealing it from others. Its strength, resolve, and bearing belies a ferocious nature bent on the independent cause of its species without cooperative exchange with other species. The little kingbird, smaller than a sparrow, attacks the eagle without fear, driving it away. 

That notwithstanding, the eagle remains the symbol of American culture; its predatory nature may have been the insinuation of the gods, but was no less the harbinger of a practiced way of living and working in America.

Today is your opportunity to speak up about this predatory nature in American society, and, perhaps, deliver the message to listening ears. Remember, shipping charges for most goods disappeared because they were surreptitiously used to hike prices, and cold cereal prices dropped as the public roiled over the high cost of rearranged wheat and rice in a box. There are more examples of this nature in American business, government, even not-for-profits. Let's hear yours.
To be clear, I am not looking for your every complaint about how disrespected you are in the marketplace, the workplace, or at home. Our purpose is to bring to light examples of how we as a people have given ourselves over to the practice of taking advantage of others because we can-a sociopath's liturgy.
Think about price gouging, "bait and switch" practices; "refreshment" prices at the movies; hidden taxes such as a failure to repair roads, even though taxes are collected for this purpose; gas surcharges while prices are falling; gasoline taxes; state tax entities; unfunded mandates (taxation without representation); bridge tolls that were supposed to disappear after so many years; the artificially low cost of market bananas; the artificially high cost of gas at the pump ... You get the picture.
Send in your stories and we'll compile them in preparation for a book on the culture of American Business. Let's call it Predatory Nation. It's your book; the book no one has written yet, the one that tells your story, the story of the American consumer. The story we all want to read. The story that will make a difference, right the wrongs, raise the ethical bar, and bring communities together for the greater good of all who participate. Email your comments to me at, or send them to Frank J. Rich, Chase Media Group, 1520 Front St., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. I'll read them all, and one day so too will many others.

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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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