Monday, May 11, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 05/11/15: 7 Topics In Today's blog


1) **VIDEO** Legislators Tour Playland With Prospective Private Operator

2)   [STATEMENT] Murphy comments on Indian Point 3 explosion

3) Bobbie Ann Cox, Esq. on the Watchdog Report - YouTube

4) News from Senator Murphy: May 8, 2015

5) Town Of Ossining: Town Board Meeting- Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

6) More Ossining Happenings in May & June!

7) Lalor: Cuomo's Advertising Smoke and Mirrors

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For Immediate Release: May 11, 2015

Contact: Matt Richter, BOL Communications Director



Legislators Tour Playland With Prospective Private  Operator



On Thursday, Legislators and representatives of  Standard Amusements toured Playland Amusement Park.  The tour was an official meeting of the Labor, Parks, Planning and Housing Committee, the committee which is reviewing the management agreement for Standard to operate Playland.  Video of the tour can be seen at,


The Labor, Parks, Planning and Housing Committee will meet again on Wednesday, may 13th at 9am to continue the discussion and review of the management agreement.  At Wednesday’s meerting, representatives from the County Law and Planning Departments will attend to discuss Legal issues, the State Environmental Quality Review process, and labor issues.

Please note the Proposed management agreement is available electronically at…

CONTACT: Matt Slater, 518-455-3111
JEFFERSON VALLEY, NY - Senator Terrence Murphy today commented on the fire at Indian Point energy center inside a transformer on Saturday. The plant is located in the Village of Buchanan in Murphy's senate district.
"I have been in constant contact with Entergy and the Department of Environmental Conservation as they address this incident. Thankfully, no workers were hurt. We are fortunate that this was not any worse.
"Our focus is now on protecting the Hudson from any chemical disturbances due to the failed transformer. Oil containment booms have been deployed and we are told that any remaining cleanup should be completed within the next few days. This incident exposes new concerns for regulators to address, and it remains paramount that Indian Point must be operated safely if it is to remain open."

Bobbie Ann Cox, Esq. on the Watchdog Report - YouTube

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Many of you have been following the news in Albany this week, and as my constituents you deserve to hear from me directly and without the media spin. In a government of, by, and for the people, it is my obligation to support leaders who can govern effectively, in an open and transparent way.

As a new member who serves on the ethics committee, out of an abundance of caution, I have thought it prudent to not discuss the matter in greater detail. After digesting the facts it has become evident that it would be in the best interests of the people I represent if Senator Skelos relinquished his leadership role in order to properly mount a defense and continue to focus on his family.

Senator Skelos has done a lot of good for the people of this state and he has the right to due process in a court of law. My constituents, and this institution, have the right to leadership that can address the important issues on our agenda without any distractions.

From my family to yours, a very Happy Mother's Day, and all the best in health! Nurse's Week
I read a poem earlier that epitomizes National Nurse Day on May 6 during National Nurses Week.
"Hands that turn caring into action, touch that turns compassion into comfort, smiles that turn love into healing, this is the art of nursing." 

Nurses save lives. 

Please join me in wish a Happy Nurses Day to those who are always there for us when we need them most, like my lovely wife Caroline O'Connell Murphy, RN. Heroin Task Force Comes to Yorktown
State leaders, parents and educators came together in Yorktown to discuss the heroin epidemic that is rising at an alarming rate. During the public hearing, my colleague Senator Jack Martins and I heard testimony from over half a dozen subject matter experts and families affected in our struggle against addiction.

The Journal News followed our exploration of the heroin epidemic in an article earlier this week.

In 2013, 90 people died of heroin-related deaths in Westchester alone. This has no race, no religion, no boundaries. County Executive Rob Astorino agreed. "The drug is need to be educated to stop the problem," he said. Later in the week, I joined my fellow Task Force members at similar forums in Rochester and Lewistown, near Niagara falls.

I am hoping information collected from these meeting can be used to help develop legislation that can help us address this growing crisis. SEE MORE
Watch the Video: Winning the War on Heroin
Watch my remarks from West Point Day.
West Point Day 2015
During West Point Day at the Capitol and what an honor it is for me to introduce a few of the Black Knights who hail from my district. 

They attend our nation's first service academy and oldest continuously-operating military base, just across the river from us. 

Our cadets truly embody the spirit of Duty, Honor, Country. Thank you to all West Pointers, past and present, for your service and sacrifice on behalf of us all.
Watch my interview with Susan's husband, Steve.
2015 Women of Distinction
Congratulations to Susan Salomone of Drug Crisis in our Backyard, for being named the 2015 Woman of Distinction from the 40th Senate District by the New York State Senate.

She founded the organization with the help of her husband, Steven, after the devastating loss of their oldest son, Justin, in May 2012. After dealing with the catastrophic loss of their child, Ms. Salomone and her husband were inspired to make it their life's mission that no parent should have to go through the horror that they became so tragically familiar with. 

The organization is dedicated to raising awareness of the rampant use of heroin and opiates in the community, erasing the stigma of addiction, supporting families struggling with active addiction and working with legislators to improve treatment and make it more accessible to those who need it. It is an organization that goes above and beyond in order to make sure that they are succeedingin their quest for awareness and sobriety. READ MORE
April 2015 Cortlandt Veterans Committee Meeting
The New York State Veterans Home at Montrose is home to veterans from peacetime and war of all generations who sacrificed so much on behalf of our freedom. They are our best and brightest, our most noble, our most deserving. We can and should do everything in our power to give them every measure of comfort they so richly deserve.
I Love My Park Day 2015
Thank you to the Friends of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Donald J Trump State Parks and the Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Inc. plus all the volunteers for pitching in for the fourth annual beautification effort.
Rockefeller Park Preserve Cleanup
We joined Parks & Trails New York to pitch in for the annual cleanup. We are so fortunate to have some of the best State park facilities right here in the Hudson Valley, Donald Trump State Park, FDR State Park, Clarence Fahnestock State Park, Wonder Lake State Park, the John D Rockefeller State Park Preserve, and the Old Croton Acqueduct State Historic Site. I encourage you to enjoy them year round!
2015 HIKE for HOPE
Westchester is not immune to suicide and mental health issues, and we must come together to prevent suicide in our communities. Thank you to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Hudson Valley NY Chapter Westchester Chapter, which provides mental health services and a suicide prevention hotline here in Westchester, for helping support those who struggle with mental illness and fighting the stigma. The HIKE for HOPE reminds us of how excessive and physical fitness are keys to mental well-being.
2015 Westchester SPCA Walkathon & Pet Fair
The SPCA of Westchester annual Walkathon & Pet Fair raises money for a great cause. Remember, if you are thinking of adopting a pet, shelters and rescue groups are the best source for a new family-member.
2015 Fallen Police Officers Memorial
It was an honor to take part in such a moving ceremony at the the police memorial in the Empire State Plaza today to salute all of our fallen officers. It's been a difficult year for law enforcement. These attacks on our officers are an attack on us all. We are forever grateful for all you do to keep us safe.
Heroin Task Force Meeting in Rochester
The Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Abuse traveled to Saint John Fisher College for another public hearing on the growing heroin epidemic, which is affecting every community in every corner of the state. We gained more valuable input from local leaders, residents and experts and are continuing to develop legislation to fight the addiction crisis.

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On Friday, May 8, 2015 3:37 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:


    The Volunteer-Spirited Town


May 12th, 2015- 7:30PM

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86-88 Spring Street, Ossining, NY 10562

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    On Friday, May 8, 2015 8:07 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:


        The Volunteer-Spirited Town

    More Ossining Happenings in May & June!

    Memorial Day Parade
    Monday May 25th, 2015
    9:30 AM
    The Parade route is Rt 133 (Croton Ave) to
    Spring Street to Washington Street to Nelson Park. 
    Service in Nelson Park starts at 10:45 AM  honoring all those who served in the Military who were lost while in the service
    Honorable John Fried - Guest Speaker 
    Artists Strut Their Stuff at Ossining Public Library
    OSSINING, NY – There’s something for every art sensibility in the Ossining Arts Council’smembers show this June. The show features some of the best visual art in Westchester, and is open to painters, photographers, sculptors and other visual artists who wish to show their work in an attractive gallery setting frequented by the public.
    This year, the show runs from June 1 - 28 and will be available for viewing during library hours.  The Opening Reception on Thursday, June 4 from 6 to 8 pm is a well attended event where guests mingle with the artists, view the art and enjoy refreshments.  
    The Annual Members Show is a cornerstone of the OAC’s mission to provide a place for creative expression and spirited dialogue between artists and art patrons. The show celebrates both emerging and established talent and will feature some of the best work of well-known local artists.  
    Artists interested in participating in the show should visit the OAC’s website, for more information. 
    The Ossining Public Library is located at 53 Croton Avenue in Ossining. 
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    Please join us for one or all of these exciting events in Ossining,
    and stay tuned for programming and events all spring & summer long!

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    On Monday, May 11, 2015 11:55 AM, Chris Covucci wrote:

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    Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
    For Immediate ReleaseMay 11, 2015
    Contact: Chris Covucci - (845) 309-2654
    Cuomo's Advertising Smoke and Mirrors
    East Fishkill, NY - (5/11/15) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) responded to today's state comptroller audit, showing the $200 million New York spent on advertising economic development programs has produced "no tangible results", with criticism for Governor Cuomo wasting tax dollars on ads that amounted to little more than Cuomo campaign marketing.
    "No amount of advertising is going to change the reality that New York's high taxes drive businesses and jobs away," said Lalor. "The $200 million spent on advertising New York's economic development programs hasn't produced tangible results because it's just smoke and mirrors. Businesses know New York is still highly taxed and over-regulated. Advertising doesn't change that. Empire State Development actually told the auditors that the advertising 'wasn't intended to directly produce positive economic benefits.' Then what did New Yorkers get for all that advertising spending? It looks like it was just $200 million in Cuomo campaign ads.
    Lalor continued, "We're not going to succeed by tricking people into thinking New York is all of a sudden low-tax and business-friendly. It's hard to believe that our governor is relying on smoke and mirrors. We need to actually cut the taxes and regulations that drive businesses and jobs out of New York."
    "Corporate welfare masquerading as economic development is costing New Yorkers billions," Lalor added. "Empire State Development Corporation, which administers Start-Up NY, spends 37% of its budget on interest payments on debt. Albany is throwing good money after bad."
    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 Hopewell Jct. with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..

    Bazzo 05/11/15

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