Monday, March 16, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 03/16/15: 4 Topics In Today's blog


1) PRESS RELEASE] Report: N.Y. tops nation in heroin abuse, trafficking

2) Ossining Town Board Work Session- Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

3) UTY: New oil company

4) UTY: Petitions and FERC Decision

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On Monday, March 16, 2015 11:44 AM, Senator Terrence Murphy wrote:

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ALBANY, NY - The Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York gave testimony this week that New York has become the nation's number one heroin trafficking hub. The co-chairs of the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, State Senators Terrence Murphy, George Amedore and Robert Ortt, were alarmed by the news from prosecutor Bridgett Brennan.
"New Yorkers often like to think we are at the center of the universe, but no one wants to be at the center of this deadly universe," Senator Murphy said. "Law enforcement data shows that thirty-five percent of the heroin seized in the United States was done so right here in the Empire State. We must act with legislation and funding to step up our prevention, enforcement, treatment and recovery efforts before this crisis grows any further."
"As the heroin epidemic continues to rip through communities and destroy lives, reports show more heroin is being trafficked through New York than any other state," Senator Amedore said. "Eradicating this epidemic must be a priority, and we need to do everything possible to increase prevention efforts, make sure treatment is available, and strongly punish those who are profiting from dealing this deadly drug."
"The fact that New York State is accounting for a fifth of the nation's heroin seizures should be a wakeup call for our communities," Senator Ortt said. "The strength and widespread accessibility of this drug is tragically cutting lives short and tearing apart families. That's why awareness for the public, treatment for victims, and steep punishments for dealers is so critical."
Heroin packets can be purchased as for as little as six to ten dollars, Brennan said. A recent study published in the Annual Review of Public Health by Brandeis University researchers notes that a primary driver of opioid addiction is the over prescription of painkillers by doctors and cites the need for a new approach that integrates primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies.
The Senate passed its one-house budget resolution this past week, which proposed reprogramming $8.2 million in the executive budget to help face the heroin crisis in Senate Bill S4203. New money was included for the purposes of adopting the heroin task forces' recommendations, as well as language that would allow school nurses to administer the potentially life-saving opioid antagonist naxalone, or NARCAN.

On Friday, March 13, 2015 3:44 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:


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Town Board Work Session- Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Municipal Building

16 Croton Avenue, 1st Floor

Ossining, NY 10562

Work Session:

  1. Presentation on Parks Projects 2014-15: Mario Velardo
  2. Accessory Apartment Law Proposed Changes UPDATE: John Hamilton
  3. Changes to "No Parking" Streets UPDATE: Michael G. O'Connor
  4. LED Lighting UPDATE
  5. BAN Resolution- Spray Park Project, Senior Vehicles, LED Lighting: Tom Warren

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.
Town Board 
Susanne Donnelly
Eric P. Blaha
Council Member 
Geoffrey J. Harter
Council Member 
Kim Jeffrey
Council Member 
Northern Wilcher
Council Member 

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UTY: New oil company

Dear members:

I have decided to try a new oil company named ALMEIDA for the members of the UTY instead of BURKE. Just got a delivery yesterday at $2.69 per gallon. Here is my contact person Mark Schildwachter at 914 588-9051. He will come to your home and check out your boiler and spend about 15 minutes with you and go over his company's plan. I was the first UTY member the take their offer. They have three maintenance plans I took  the one for $139.00 plus $10.00 in sale tax. The only requirement is automatic delivery this will keep the price down. Talk to Mark and see if this company is better then the one we have now. Just tell Mark you're  member of the United taxpayers of Yorktown for the discount.


Our next meeting of the UTY is Wednesday March 25, at the Yorktown town hall at 7:30PM.



UTY: Petitions and FERC Decision

Dear member:

Please take some time and read these attachments, there re many pages .


Attached are FERC’s decision on the pipeline, and two petitions against Yorktown. These are all on UTY’s website:

Bazzo 03/16/15

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