Friday, October 17, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 10/17/14: 19 Topics In Today's blog


1)  Hayworth Surge Continues as Siena Survey Shows Hayworth Up 11 Points

2) Westchester Legislators Majority Leader Borgia Hosts Forum for Women-Owned Businesses

3) PRESS RELEASE] Cops back Dillon in SS-37

4)  Yorktown Town Board reviews traffic issues and plan to digitize town records 10/14/14

5) Albany corruption at its worst

6) Town Of Ossining: Job Posting- Part-Time Chauffeur for Senior Nutrition Program

7)  Astorino Term Limit Remarks at New York University

8)  Ebola Statement: If Obama Won't Act, NY/NJ Port Authority Must

9)  Where's #CowardlyCuomo?

10) Rep. Carolyn Maloney Says "No!" to Debating Nick Di iorio

11) Review the HUD Settlement

12) Public Meeting Agendas] Yorktown Planning Board  10/20/14

13) Di iorio Calls for Flight Restrictions to Limit Ebola

14) Saturday campaign events for Nick Di iorio (R-NY-12)

15) Senator Ball and Assemblywoman Galef Joined by Local Veterans to Rename Local Bridge

16) An important message from Team Astorino

17) Media Advisory for MONDAY--Oct. 20***Westchester Legislator Parker to Host Discussion in Rye on the Future of Playland***
18) Frank Vernuccio: Will foreign aid help or hurt the Palestinians?

19) Frank Vernuccio:  Desperate US Navy needs US Army help

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Polling from Siena College shows Hayworth has a significant lead in NY-18.
October 16, 2014
Chester, NY In a sign of Dr. Nan Hayworth's continued surge in momentum, Hayworth now leads incumbent Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney by 11 points (52% to 41%) in a new Siena College survey released last night.
"Clearly there is if not a tightening, there is a lot of surging on the part of Hayworth, where it's safe to say this is going to be a nail-bitter... Clearly, the campaign is having an effect," said Don Levy, Siena College Pollster.
The survey also showed that Maloney's favorable rating in the District has dipped below 50% - to 47% - representing voter dissatisfaction with Congressman Maloney's job performance.
"Voters in the Hudson Valley have had enough of the Pelosi-Obama-Maloney agenda of higher taxes, skyrocketing energy costs, and Obamacare," said Terence Michos, a spokesman for the Hayworth campaign. "These survey results prove that folks are eager for change and that Nan Hayworth is the true independent voice for the Hudson Valley."

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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BOL Majority Leader Borgia Hosts Women’s Business Forum at WCC


White Plains, NY - Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) hosted a forum last week entitled “Keeping the Doors Open for Business” aimed at local small businesses owned and operated by women. The event was the first in a series intended for small businesses in Westchester County.


The forum took place at the Westchester Community College (WCC) Gateway Center in Valhalla, NY. The WCC Gateway to Entrepreneurship co-hosted the event, and its director, Eridania Camacho, greeted the attendees and current business owners.


Women-owned businesses and organizations were invited to showcase their products and / or services during a mini expo and networking reception following the forum.


“This forum focused on the critical stages and issues in a business’s life-cycle, what entrepreneurs need to know when beginning a startup, how to use resources as business grows, and how to network effectively,” said Borgia. “I’m pleased that there was a good turnout for this event, and I look forward to more gatherings of this nature in the months to come. This was a great opportunity to become acquainted with individuals and resources to boost business and professional skills.”


The women’s business forum featured two guest speakers: Scorpio Rogers, Professor of Business Department at Westchester Community College and founder and Managing Principal of Entrepreneurial Consultants, LLC, a management-consulting firm for start-up and growing entrepreneurial businesses; and Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director, Deborah Milone, formerly the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Guide Communications and Publisher of the Peekskill / Cortlandt Herald.  The Women’s Enterprise Development Center presented information as well.


Attendees of the women’s business forum were able to meet partnering organizations and businesses while gathering information about how to create and maintain success in their various fields.


Among those organizations that participated in the forum were Community Capital New York, Professional Women of Putnam and Westchester Counties and Women’s Enterprise Development Center. Businesses in the showcase section of the event included Melita’s Home Furnishing, Trinket’s Jewelry and Shaklee.


People interested in participating future forums for small business owners should contact Omar Herrera at the BOL; his phone is (914) 995-2838 and email is

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16th, 2014
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Joe Dillon Receives Endorsement Of New York State Association Of PBAs

Dillon Honored By Thumbs Up From New York’s Largest Police Organization

Joe Dillon of Yonkers, candidate for New York State Senate in the 37th District has received the endorsement of the New York State Association of PBAs. The association represents more than 45,000 police and law enforcement officers making it the largest police organization in the Empire State.

Said Joe Dillon, “It’s with great respect and gratitude that I accept the endorsement of the Association of PBAs. To know I have the support of the 45,000 brave men and women who make up the organization is very humbling.”

“If Albany did it’s job the way the members of this organization do theirs, New York wouldn’t be in such a mess. I intend to serve as state senator with dignity and a respect for the law. I hope to make them proud.”

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Town Board
October 14, 2014

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

1. Staples Plaza Redevelopment (BJs gas pumps)
At the suggestion of Supervisor Grace, the applicant will consider rezoning the entire shopping center site to C-3.

2. Traffic issues
The board discussed the following issues:
  • Whitehall and Mohansic Ave
  • Road stripping.
  • East Main Street/Jefferson Valley
  • Speed humps

3. General Code/Records management and digitization
A presentation was made on the content management software phase of a larger project to digitize town records, both existing records and new documents as they are received.

8. Availability of Town Board meeting videos on town web site.
Councilman Patel expressed frustration that recent board meetings that had been televised were not available on the town web site.


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October 16, 2014

Daily News: DiNapoli approves $700K in legal fees for Sheldon Silver; Silent Schneiderman MIA

Assembly Speaker who used taxpayer money to silence Vito Lopez sexual assault victims is now using taxpayer money for own legal fees

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ALBANY... According to an exclusive report from the New York Daily News this morning, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's office has approved almost $700,000 in state expenditures for Sheldon Silver's legal fees - and the actual trial is still months away.

Silver is being sued by two of former Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez's victims for being "'deliberately indifferent' to Lopez's pervy ways."  Silver infamously used taxpayer money to silence the victims of sexual assault in the Assembly. By silencing earlier victims, Silver is directly responsible for the later victims.

Newspapers around the state called for Silver to resign when the news broke in 2012.   Andrew Cuomo, Tom DiNapoli and Eric Schniederman did not. 

Had Eric Schniederman not been complicit in the original settlement agreement, he would not need to recuse himself now, costing taxpayers thousands in legal fees.

Had Tom DiNapoli not owed his job to Sheldon Silver, he may have been more vigilant in auditing the vouchers that were settlements to Lopez' victims, not "legal fees," as Silver claimed.  At the Comptroller debate yesterday evening, DiNapoli defended his decision to approve the hush money payouts to sexual abuse victims by arguing that passing moral judgment is not in the purview of the Comptroller.  Just minutes later, he argued that the Comptroller ought to divest from certain private companies if he disapproves of their corporate practices.

"This is Albany corruption at its worst," the News quotes NYGOP Chair Ed Cox as saying.  "Sheldon Silver should have resigned two years ago, and instead hard working taxpayers are footing his legal bills."
Ex-Assemblyman Vito Lopez's sexual harassment case is costing taxpayers thousands
By Glenn Blain
The New York Daily News
October 16, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: The state already has forked over nearly $700,000 to two law firms hired by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and the Assembly to defend them against lawsuits filed last year by two of Lopez's accusers - and the trials are still months away.

ALBANY - Disgraced ex-Assemblyman Vito Lopez's sexual harassment scandal is socking taxpayers with a soaring legal bill, the Daily News has learned.
The state already has forked over nearly $700,000 to two law firms hired by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and the Assembly to defend them against lawsuits filed last year by two of Lopez's accusers - and the trials are still months away.
The accusers, Victoria Burhans and Chloe Rivera, charged in their lawsuits that Silver was "deliberately indifferent" to Lopez's pervy ways, creating a hostile work environment.
The firm Proskauer Rose, hired by Silver to defend him against a federal lawsuit brought by the two women, received $367,443 as of July, according to data provided by the state controller's office.
And the firm Hogan Lovells, which is defending the Assembly in a similar suit brought in state court by Burhans and Rivera, has been paid $309,831.
Both firms are billing the state $500 an hour for their work.
Lopez, a Brooklyn Democrat and former party leader, resigned from from the Assembly in May 2013 after the Joint Commission on Public Ethics found that he sexually harassed at least eight young female staffers. Lopez denied the allegations.
Silver (D-Manhattan) and the Assembly hired the firms after state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman bowed out of thecase because his staff had advised Silver's office in negotiating a secret settlement with two other Lopez victims. That settlement cost taxpayers $103,000.
Schneiderman, however, determined Silver could have the state cover the costs of his defense.
State Republican Chairman Ed Cox called the scandal and the payments to the law firms "Albany corruption at its worst."
"Sheldon Silver should have resigned two years ago, and instead hard working taxpayers are footing his legal bills," he said.
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On Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:34 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:


    The Volunteer-Spirited Town
The Town of Ossining Senior Nutrition Program is seeking to fill the Part-Time position of Chauffeur.  This is a Civil Service position.
Please complete employment application (available in the Town Supervisor’s office on the 3rd Floor of 16 Croton Avenue between 8:30AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday), and return to Maddi Zachacz in that office by 4:00PM on Friday, October 24th, 2014.
Employment Application for the Town of Ossining
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Operates an automotive vehicle transporting the public on assigned routes to public facilities; does related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is manual work of average difficulty requiring skill in the operation of an automobile or small van. The operator is responsible for the safety and conduct of the passengers. The work is performed under general supervision.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative Only)
  • Operates an automobile or van on a regular schedule or on special occasions;
  • Checks the operating condition of the automobile before starting on a trip;
  • Reports any operational defect to immediate superior;
  • Keeps interior and exterior of vehicle clean and neat;
  • May be required to operate a station wagon or other similar vehicle;
  • May be required to perform minor maintenance tasks on the vehicle;
  • May maintain records of mileage, routes, times and incidents;
  • May prepare and maintain maps of routes and pick-up routes.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES: Good knowledge of driving safety practices and traffic laws and regulations; ability to operate an automobile or van under difficult driving and road conditions; ability to make minor repairs to the vehicle; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions; mechanical aptitude; mental alertness; dependability; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Possession of a valid operator’s license appropriate to the vehicle being operated at time of appointment.
NOTE: If operating a vehicle with a capacity of fifteen (15) or more passengers, incumbentsmust also be certified as qualified and fit in accordance with Section 19A of the New York State Motor Vehicle Law.
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Remarks by New York Gubernatorial 
Candidate Rob Astorino on State Term Limits 
 New York University
October 16, 2014

Thank you, New York University, for having me.  

Thank you, NYU Republicans, for arranging this.  Thank you members of the news media and others for attending.

I hate to ask this question. But is there anyone here for Quadratic Equations or Sex Ed 101?  'Cause they're right down the hall... (I wandered into a couple of wrong classrooms at Fordham. I know what it's like.)  

If you're here by mistake; stick around anyway. Term limits can be sexy. I'll even write a note to your professor, if it'll help.

I've got to admit -- I was hoping to talk about state term limits at a televised debate with Governor Cuomo. But he refuses to debate me one-on-one on TV, so that's not going to happen unfortunately.  It's too bad. Debates are critically important to a working democracy. I think we all agree on that.  I wish Andrew Cuomo did, too.  

NYU is a perfect alternative for this discussion, though. This university ranked New York's Legislature 'the most dysfunctional in America' a few years back. Albany has since improved:  Now it's ranked 'the most corrupt state government in America.' Needless to say, there's lots to talk about.   

Let me say from the outset that I didn't used to favor term limits. I used to say, 'voters can enact term limits every two or four years when elections are held.' And there's something to be said for that.

But the more I've been around politics, and the more I've learned about its realities -- how incumbency protection becomes more important than progress -- the more I believe term limits are essential to New York's future -- if this state expects to thrive again.

I enacted term limits as Westchester County Executive because of this, and I'll do it as governor. It is one of my key ethics reform pledges to the people of New York.

(All my plans, by the way, are at And I can be followed on Twitter at @robastorino. The twitter hashtag we're using today is #nytermlimits)

I was a traffic reporter right out of college, so for old times' sake let's start with a helicopter ride over the Empire State. Let's see where we are today as a state.

When I was a kid, New York was where people flocked. Not just New York City, but New York State as a whole.

This was where you came to move your family from working class to middle class, whether you were male or female; black or white; Jewish or Catholic, Irish or Dominican. Whoever you were, you could get ahead in New York if you kept your nose clean and worked hard.

New York didn't move ahead; it barrelled ahead. Its motto: Excelsior. "Ever Upward."

That was the New York that carved out the Erie Canal; that fed the Northeast and built the Empire State Building in a year and 45 days.  

But somewhere along the line, the can-do state lost its way and became the can't do state -- the anti-enterprise state.

We're feeling that now, and badly.

New York ranks dead last 50th in America today in category after category.

The stats are sobering:

  • New York is ranked as the state with the worst economic outlook in America;

  • New Yorkers pay the highest taxes in the nation -- 40% more on average than other Americans;

  • Our homeowners pay the highest property taxes in the country;

  • We are at the bottom in business friendliness.

  • New York leads the nation in out migration. 400,000 New Yorkers fled the state in the past four years.  

  • Forty-one percent (41%) of New Yorkers say they would move out of the state now if they could.  60% of New Yorkers over age 50 are likely are somewhat likely to move away in the next few years, the AARP just announced.  

  • New Yorkers pay among the highest energy costs;

  • We have the worst regulatory environment;

  • And our state government is ranked 'the most corrupt in America.' Andrew Cuomo's anti-corruption commission is now under investigation for corruption. You can't make this up.

It's easy in Manhattan to think everything's alright.  This island is well insulated. But if you live in any of the other 61 New York counties, you know.

If Upstate New York was its own state, it would rank DEAD LAST in America in job creation.  Ten of the bottom 20 American cities in economic outlook are in New York. Our economic growth under Governor Cuomo is half that of the rest of the country.

Alabamians used to say, 'thank God for Mississippi' because Mississippi always ranked one notch lower than Alabama in national rankings.

Now people in every other state are saying, 'Thank God for New York.'

I cringe when I think about that.

What happened?  How did we go from the Empire State to dead last 50th in economic outlook? How is that possible?

Part of it was beyond our control.  Manufacturing jobs left the midwest and northeast in droves because of cheap labor overseas. But that doesn't account for us being 50th in economic outlook. Other states were hit worse than we were. And they didn't have New York's job base. They didn't have Wall Street.  The didn't have the arts and tourism or the agriculture we do.

So how did we end up the least competitive state in the northeast? The least competitive in the nation?  

We have the resources we've always had.  

We have the educated work force.  We have the waterways and the rail lines.  And we have access to capital.  

So how have we fallen so far?

The answer sadly -- pathetically -- is that our leaders have enacted the most counterproductive policies in the nation, and they keep doing it. Albany has become hostile to New Yorkers and to those who provide jobs.  

Yet we keep electing the same people year after year after year because they have created incumbency protection advantages that are hard to overcome.  

Someone once told me there was more turnover in the Soviet Politburo than in the New York Legislature. I don't know if that's true. But it's easy to believe.  For a long time, the re-election rates in New York were at 98 or 99 percent. They're a little better now -- because so many legislators are being convicted of crimes.

Think about that: It takes prison sentences to give us turnover in New York. That's what we've become.

This is the state where politicians fear the special interests more than they do the voters.  Favored politicians -- the ones who carry the water for the powerful -- are showered with campaign contributions.  

Primaries candidacies mysteriously disappear for those in good standing.   

Those who vote 'right' can stay in office for generations. Politicians build war chests over the years until they have erected electoral fortresses. Andrew Cuomo raised $44 million for his re-election, mostly with pay-to-play money.

At the same time, these state leaders have refused to adapt to the times. They can't.  They aren't allowed to. Because the groups that control them have an interest in the status quo.

While other states are cutting taxes and removing red tape to attract new businesses, New York keeps going the other way to appease the special interests. In doing so, we make doing business here harder.  We nickel-and-dime small business owners to extinction.  

New York has over 750,000 business regulations, and we add more virtually by the day. Add to that the highest taxes in the country, and it's no wonder businesses and people are fleeing.  

Exorbitant pension costs cripple towns and school districts. Politicians sweeten pension deals in exchange for union contributions.  New York City now pays more for trash picked up years ago, then it does for trash being picked up today. No wonder the streets are a mess.

Even when a leader does something egregious in today's New York, he can survive. Take Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. He's the perfect example.

Two years ago, Silver was caught covering up sex crimes committed by his colleagues. He used hundreds of thousands of tax dollars as hush money to quiet victims.  The New York Times and other rightly called on him to resign -- so did I.  And guess what? He's still there.  He's still Speaker.

Senators and assembly members on both sides of the political aisle were struck mute when the scandal was uncovered. The Bear Mountain Bridge Pact kicked in -- you don't talk about what happens at night in Albany, even when women are raped.

Governor Cuomo? He made sure that Silver wasn't investigated for his actions. Both Cuomo commissions, JCOPE and Moreland, refused to look into Silver's misdeeds.

Multiple women were sexually assaulted.  There were at least three cover ups involving hundreds of thousands of tax dollars, but the old boys network came first. Don't rock the boat. That's Albany. Our Albany.

It wasn't supposed to be this way.  Public service was supposed to be a higher calling, not a vocation.

George Washington set the example for how it was supposed to be.  He did an extraordinary thing in 1797 -- something unheard of at the time.  He voluntarily surrendered power after eight years as president.  Washington stepped down to make room for someone else, to set an example for all who followed. That simple act shook the world.

America was not to be a nation of permanent overlords. It was to be a country where those called to serve do their service and return home.

Washington and the founding fathers understood that power corrupts even the best of us. And it was up to America's leaders to restrain themselves from its temptations.

How quaint that notion seems today. Now you have to pry politicians from their seats. They have to be dragged from office by their fingernails. How many elected officials serve a few terms and step aside now?  I am proud that I did that as a county legislator a decade ago, and I'm proud that I passed term limits for the job I'm holding now.

But few do.  So if we're going to break up the Albany logjam, We the People are going to have to act for them.

If eight years was good enough for George Washington's presidency, I say it's good enough for any New York State office.  So I am proposing the following:

A total of eight years for all state officeholders.  Senators and Assembly members serve two year terms, so they would get to serve four, two-year terms.

The governor, attorney general, and comptroller serve four years terms, so they would get two terms. Eight is enough.

Some say New York will never enact state term limits. They say Albany legislators will never vote to turn themselves out of office.  

I beg to differ.  With political will, we can pass term limits in New York State.

With insistence and fortitude, we will make this a reality.

As governor, I will take a two-pronged approach on term limits.  I will rally voters from one end of the state to the other and then call a special session.  I'll do it in my first year as governor.  In that special session, I will demand an up or down vote on a term limits bill. Let our state legislators be counted on where they stand. God help them in the eyes of the people if they refuse to take up the bill.

If that measure is frustrated, I will will work to get term limits on the ballot as a referendum during the state's required Constitutional Convention vote in 2017.  It will pass.

Twenty years ago in New York City, 74% of voters supporting limiting the terms of city officials because they were tired of career politicians. I suspect New Yorkers statewide would support a term limit referendum with similar or even greater enthusiasm now.

We've had it.  All of us.  You and I.  We're tired of being let down by our state government. We're tired of the highest taxes.  We're tired of the lost jobs.  We're tired of talking to friends and relatives who have fled New York via Facetime or SKYPE.  

We're ready to do something new.

It's almost cliche to cite that definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  But that's what we have done here in New York. We want change, but we maintain the status quo because the cards are stacked in favor of the powerful.

Term limits are not a panacea.  We need bravery and vision in Albany, too. But that comes with fresh blood and fresh ideas in our state capital.  We need to clear house. Term limits will do that.

I ask everyone within the sound of my voice today to carry that message to your friends and neighbors.  Tweet it.  Facebook it.  Shoot a picture of it and put it on Instagram.  However you do it, get the word out that the time for term limits in New York state government has arrived. In fact, it's past time for term limits in New York State government.

This matters to young New Yorkers more than anyone. In a few short years you will have to decide whether to stay here and start families, to build lives and careers.  If New York continues on its losing trajectory you will go elsewhere like almost half a million others in the past four years have and that will be the state's greatest loss. It will be tragic for a state that is supposed to be the beacon light for ambition.

We need your brilliance; we need your ingenuity; we need your initiative. It's what built this state.  We must find a way to keep it here and grow it for the generations to come.

What I have outlined here today is a start.

Thank you for your time.  Thank you for listening.  

Ever upward. Ever upward.  Ever upward.

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


"Why wouldn't we do everything possible to
stop Ebola from coming to New York?"  

October 16, 2014

"If President Obama will not shut down flights and passengers from Ebola stricken West African nations, the governors of New York and New Jersey must instruct the Port Authority to find a way to stop that traffic flow into the New York metropolitan area.  Citizens, flight crews, and health care workers are being put at unnecessary risk of Ebola transmission because of blind political correctness and it has to stop. New York and New Jersey airports are a gateway to America.

"Americans grieve at the tragedy unfolding in West Africa, and we will do more than any nation to arrest the spread of Ebola in Africa.  But our first responsibility is to this nation and its citizenry. With dire estimates of up to 1.4 million Ebola cases worldwide by the end of December, why are we allowing the extra risk of Ebola infection coming here via international flights?

"America must err on the side of caution and take an all-of-the-above approach to protecting US citizens, airline employees, and health care workers.  This is a matter of common sense. If the FAA won't act, New York and New Jersey must. Why wouldn't we do everything possible to stop Ebola from coming to New York?"  

October 16, 2014

From Shelly Silver... to his new book tour... to debates... Andrew is still...

Who's running the show in Albany, #CowardlyCuomo or the helplessly corrupt Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver?

The Daily News reported this morning that our hard-earned tax dollars are being spent on Sheldon Silver's legal fees.

After it was revealed in 2012 that Silver used taxpayer money to silence the victims of sexual assault in the Assembly, both the media and the electorate were calling for Silver to resign.

But not #CowardlyCuomo.

#CowardlyCuomo has had nothing to say about Silver, or little else this week.  He's been focused on his book tour, which got off to a rocky start.

First, there were more protesters than patrons at the book signing kickoff in New York City yesterday. Second, a full third of the less than 150 patrons who did show up were either close friends or VIPs.  Reporters were kicked out after about twenty minutes.

(By comparison, more than 1,000 non-VIPs showed up to Hillary Clinton's first book signing this past spring.)

#CowardlyCuomo's first scheduled television interview with WHAM-TV in Rochester was canceled after the news channel refused to "sit there and pimp his book." WHAM wanted to spend half the interview asking the Governor "real" questions.

#CowardlyCuomo refused.

Refusing legitimate media coverage is nothing new to #CowardlyCuomo. Earlier this week, Capital New York was refused a copy of "anything not posted on his pre-edited public schedule" - even after filing a Freedom of Information Law request!

#CowardlyCuomo won't talk about the issues: he's still refusing to debate Rob Astorino one-on-one in front of TV cameras. Meanwhile, next door, the two candidates in Connecticut have agreed to seven one-on-one debate.

Harry Truman famously had a sign on his desk that read, "The Buck Stops Here." #CowardlyCuomo's should say, "Out to Lunch."  

On Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:22 PM, Nick for New York wrote:

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Di iorio's Request to Debate with No Notes Scares Off Maloney
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NEW YORK, NY -- Incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney has turned down Columbia University's invitation to debate opponent Nick Di iorio, GOP nominee in New York's 12th Congressional district.  The bi-partisan invitation was jointly extended by the Columbia University College Democrats and their counterpart, the Columbia University College Republicans.

Di iorio had requested a "no notes" rule, where he and Maloney would not be allowed to have notes, books or other reference materials at the podium with them, relying only on a blank sheet of paper and writing utensils to take notes during the debate.

Congress is in recess from October 3 - November 11. Rep. Maloney has yet to respond to a three-weeks-old invitation to debate extended by The National Herald in Queens. 

Nick Di iorio, the Republican nominee, is the sole challenger running in New York's 12th Congressional District against longtime incumbent Carolyn Maloney.  Di iorio has also received support from members of the Independence Party, Libertarian Party, and Conservative Party.  The district includes the east side of Manhattan, Astoria, Long Island City, Greenpoint, & Williamsburg.  More at:

To schedule an interview, please email
Follow Nick Di iorio's campaign on social media: Facebook 


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On Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:31 PM, Louis Badenhorst wrote:

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On Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:00 PM, Public Meeting Agendas wrote:

Planning Board

Calendar Date:
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 7:30pm

Liaison Reports
Minutes: October 6, 2014
Mongero Properties, LLC
SBL: 37.14-1-44
Request 2nd One Year Time Extension

Location: Saw Mill River Road
Contact: Al Capellini
Description: Site Plan approved by Res #09-28 on 11/9/09 for a 3,848 SF bank on 2.2 acres in the C-1 zone.
Lake Osceola Square
SBL: 6.17-1-43
Discussion Site Plan

Location: 393 East Main Street
Contact: Site Design Consultants
Description: Proposed CC development for multi-use facility including parking, building landscaping and necessary infrastructure.
McCrossan & McGoldrick
SBL: 48.6-1-25
Town Board Referral

Location: 482 Underhill Avenue
Contact: Al Capellini
Description: Request to operate a Convalescent Home at 482 Underhill Avenue.
Sandvoss Subdivision
SBL: 59.07-1-7&8
Discussion Subdivision

Location: 1005 Hanover Street
Contact: Ciarcia Engineering
Description: Proposed 3 lot subdivision of Lot 7 and a new residence proposed on Lot 8 to create 4 new residences on a private road on approximately 16 acres in the R1-80 zone.
Arrowhead Subdivision Lot 1
SBL: 48.13-1-11.3
Review Proposed Site Plan

Location: Underhill Avenue
Contact: Chris O’Keefe
Description: A 5-lot subdivision considered under flexibility standards on 45 acres in the R1-200 zone, which was approved by Planning Board Res #07-23 on 10/15/07.
DeCicco's Marketplace
SBL: 16.8-1-21
Request Renewal Special Use Permit

Location: 3651 Lee Road
Contact: James Capriotti
Description: Special Use Permit for Outdoor Service granted by the Planning Board by Res #09-18 on 08/10/09 and expiring 08/10/14.
Canine Kindergarten at Grotto Holding
SBL: 36.5-1-18
Discussion Site Plan

Location: 3655 Crompond Road
Contact: Elissa Cohen
Description: Amended Site Plan approved by Planning Board Res #14-19 on 09/8/14. Proposed daycare for dogs to occupy first floor retail space.
Wolski Wetland Permit
SBL: 25.8-3-2
Town Board Referral

Location: 3211 Lake Shore Drive
Contact: Robert Panny
Description: Construction of a new residence within the Mohegan Lake 150 ft setback.
BJ's Wholesale Club/Urstadt Biddle
SBL: 36.6-2-75 & 76
Town Board Referral & Site Plan Application

Location: 3315 & 3333 Crompond Road
Contact: Zarin & Steinmetz
Description: The applicant is requesting a rezone from C-1 to C-3 on Lot 75 and a portion of Lot 76 to allow the construction of a gasoline filling station on Lot 76, as well as a 3,000 sf bank.



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On Friday, October 17, 2014 7:54 AM, Nick for New York wrote:

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"Rep. Carolyn Maloney is not serious about protecting Americans from Ebola"
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NEW YORK, NY -- Nick Di iorio, the Republican nominee running against Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) is urging Washington to take decisive and timely action to protect New Yorkers and all Americans against the deadly ebola virus.

The former Pfizer financial contractor said waiting until after the Nov. 4th election to deal with the ebola threat is "irresponsible and immoral" and that "ignoring the issue will cost lives, hurt our economy, and embolden our enemies, increasing our national security threats."  Di iorio, who also spent six years in the seminary and spends part of one day each week serving the poor in New York City, expressed concern that "it will, sadly, be the least fortunate among us who will be the hardest hit" as the poor and homeless are more difficult to track, quarantine and help.

While long-tern incumbent Carolyn Maloney has been silent and dormant on the issue, Di iorio will take on this and other important issues facing the nation, rather than simply introduce go-nowhere bills that die after the press release is issued, as is Maloney's custom.

Di iorio says the initial actions to be taken immediately are:

- Stop all flights from ebola-infected countries such as Liberia from entering the United States
- Seal the porous southern border with the National Guard and other available military
- Put all health care workers and others known to have been in contact with exposed and infected individuals on the "no fly" list

Di iorio noted that the GOP-led Congress has budgeted more money for the CDC for infectious diseases than President Obama requested, and that Congress, governors and the private sector should get involved in rapid response.

Nick Di iorio also noted that "with airline stocks dropping in the wake of ebola making its way around the globe, we need to focus on the economic impact, as well.  After 9/11 the airline industry suffered, which led to the swift downward spiral of our economy.  We can't allow that to happen again."

Maloney has not addressed the ebola crisis, and has refused to debate Nick Di iorio before the election. Said Di iorio, "Carolyn Maloney is not serious about protecting Americans from ebola.  We need serious, sober representation in Washington."
Nick Di iorio, the Republican nominee, is the sole challenger running in New York's 12th Congressional District against longtime incumbent Carolyn Maloney.  Di iorio has also received support from members of the Independence Party, Libertarian Party, and Conservative Party.  The district includes the east side of Manhattan, Astoria, Long Island City, Greenpoint, & Williamsburg.  More at:

To schedule an interview, please email
Follow Nick Di iorio's campaign on social media: Facebook Twitter

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On Friday, October 17, 2014 7:58 AM, Nick for New York wrote:

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Media Advisory
Congressional candidate Nick Di iorio's Saturday campaign schedule is below. The afternoon will be a subway stop campaign blitz.

Saturday, October 18:

10:00am -- 11:00am: Saint Vartan Park Clean-up
12:00pm -- 12:45pm: Campaigning at NQ Subway: 30 Ave (and 31st St)
1:00pm -- 1:45pm: Campaigning at NQ Subway: Broadway Ave (and 31st St)
2:00pm -- 2:45pm: Campaigning at NQ Subway: 36 Ave (and 31st St)
3:00pm -- 3:45pm: Campaigning at NQ Subway: 39 Ave (and 31st St)
Nick Di iorio, the Republican nominee, is the sole challenger running in New York's 12th Congressional District against longtime incumbent Carolyn Maloney.  Di iorio has also received support from members of the Independence Party, Libertarian Party, and Conservative Party.  The district includes the east side of Manhattan, Astoria, Long Island City, Greenpoint, & Williamsburg.  More at:
To schedule an interview, please email:
Follow Nick Di iorio's campaign on social media: Facebook  |  Twitter

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Nick for New York, 323 East 93rd St, New York, NY 10128
On Friday, October 17, 2014 11:46 AM, Sandy Galef wrote:

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Senator Ball and Assemblywoman Galef Joined by Local Veterans to Rename Local Bridge
The Bryant Pond Road Bridge Crossing Over Taconic Parkway to be Renamed “Disabled American Veterans Memorial Bridge”
Senator Greg Ball and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef were joined today by members of the Northern Westchester-Putnam Disabled American Veterans Chapter #137 to celebrate the dedication of the “Disabled American Veterans Memorial Bridge” on the Taconic State Parkway.
The Disabled American Veterans play a large role in the Northern-Westchester and Putnam communities, helping veterans with many of their local needs. This bridge re-naming honors military members who have served our country and became disabled or wounded in the course of their military services, as well as the local Disabled American Veteran Chapters, which provides significant assistance to these veterans.
This bridge, located in Putnam County, was previously known as the Bryant Pond Road Bridge and has been re-named following the passage of legislation sponsored by Senator Ball and Assemblywoman Galef (S5974/A8224) that was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 3rd (Chapter 82 of 2014).
“I would like to thank the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #137 for their work in making this dedication a reality. I was proud to advocate on their behalf to ensure that the Taconic State Parkway bridge at Bryant Pond Road serves as a constant reminder that freedom is not free, it is paid for by the blood, sweat and tears of our service men and women,” said Senator Greg Ball, Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee. “The men and women returning home from service to our country with injuries incurred in the line of duty are so worthy of this dedication.” 
“I am so pleased that we were able to pass legislation this year renaming this local bridge. We must honor our service members, both currently serving and those who have served us so bravely in the past, as well as those who will serve in the future, particularly the ones who were injured while in the military and must live with those injuries on a regular basis,” said Assemblywoman Galef. “I hope that more people will remember these veterans as they drive underneath this bridge and thank them for their service.”
Michael Hartnett, Commander for Disabled American Veterans Chapter 137 said, “We must always keep our veterans in mind at all times throughout the year. We must always remember that the United States is a great country because of our veterans-- they have allowed us to be a great nation. If the military ever failed us, our nation would fail. Our nation was born out of a military uprising during the Revolutionary War and our military has maintained the predominance of the United States ever since, which is why we must respect our military and all they have done since the founding of our country. The dedication of this bridge and the very visible signage will remind people driving by this location of the importance of the United States Military and all the veterans who have served our country.”
Bill Gorton, Regional Director of the New York State Department of Transportation said, “The New York State Department of Transportation was pleased to join Assemblywoman Galef and Senator Ball to honor our disabled veterans.  The men and women who have fought for our freedom in the U.S. Armed Forces deserve our admiration and respect, particularly those who are wounded in the line of duty. By designating this bridge the Disabled American Veterans Memorial Bridge, the more than 27,000 daily travelers who pass it on the Taconic State Parkway will be reminded of the many contributions and sacrifices veterans have made for their country.”
October 17, 2014

Good morning - We want to make sure you don't miss this important message from the Astorino campaign:
This could be the best analysis of Governor Cuomo's dirty campaign tactics to date. Andrea Bernstein, of WNYC, gives us excellent reporting on Cuomo's hypocritical stance on campaign finance, his galvanization of the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, and his preposterous campaign promise to "clean up Albany."
I urge you to take a few minutes out of your day to listen to the full report. I promise, it will be time well spent.
Andrew Cuomo has been duplicitous, frankly since the day he began his first campaign for governor and, until now, he has mostly gotten away with it. It is no wonder Governor Cuomo refused to debate during his difficult Primary and why he is currently refusing a one-on-one debate with Rob Astorino now.
New York deserves better. 
Please vote on November 4th and send Andrew Cuomo a clear message that this behavior is unacceptable. 
Christina Sofia-Comer

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***Media Advisory for MONDAY—October 20******Legislator Parker to Host Discussion in Rye

On the Future of Playland ***


White Plains, NY – Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker (D-Rye) will be hosting discussion on the future of Playland this MONDAY—October  20 from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY.


Joining the discussion will be representatives from Central Amusements, Inc. (CAI), who will be presenting their plan for re-inventing Playland, the County’s iconic 280-acre amusement park and recreation facility. There will also be an opportunity for questions as well as sharing of concerns and ideas.


CAI and Standard Amusements were the two runners-up in a four-year-plus long process initiated by County Executive Rob Astorino to find an outside partner to manage and operate Playland. Astorino’s first choice, Sustainable Playland, Inc. (SPI), bowed out of consideration earlier in June 2014.


This Playland discussion in Rye is open to the public. Legislator Parker expects to host another discussion in the near future with Standard Amusements presenting its plan for Playland.



WHO: Westchester Legislator Catherine Parker, representatives from Central Amusements, Inc. (CAI) and members of the public


WHAT: Discussion on the on the future of Playland


WHEN: MONDAY—October 20 at 7 PM


WHERE:  Rye Free Reading Room

                 1061 Boston Post Road

                 Rye, NY

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