Monday, June 15, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 06/15/15: 4 Topics In Today's blog


1) News from Senator Murphy: June 12, 2015

2) Town Of Ossining: Town Board Work Session- Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

3) Public Meeting Agendas] Yorktown Planning Board 06/15/15

4) Assemblywoman Galef Highlights Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum on her "Dear Sandy" TV Show

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With the heroin epidemic gripping the Hudson Valley, we are now set to raise the stakes against criminals who deal the deadly drug. Legislation passed by the state Senate allows prosecutors to charge heroin and opiate dealers with homicide if a user dies of an overdose.

The legislation is part of a package of thirteen bills which also increase treatment options for users and reduces the threshold for charging dealers with trafficking. It's up to the state Assembly to pass some of the major components of the bill package, which has the support of Governor Cuomo.
News 12: Drug dealers would face homicide charges after overdose under Senate heroin package

This package builds on the 2015-16 State Budget, which provided significant funding for programs targeting the heroin crisis, including: $7.8 million in funding for statewide prevention, treatment and recovery services; $450,000 to purchase Narcan kits given out for free to individuals who participate in a Narcan training class; and $140,000 to finance the cost of Narcan kits for staff and nurses authorized to administer Narcan in the event of a heroin or opioid overdose at school. READ MORE Cracking down on animal cruelty
With numerous recent and disturbing reports of animal cruelty on the rise in New York State, it must stop. This week, a bill I authored to to prevent those who abuse animals from committing similar acts in the future passed the Senate. 

Animal cruelty is a key indicator of future violence toward human victims, and yet under current law repeat offenders only face misdemeanor charges. Treating animal cruelty as a felony will create more of a deterrent apropos of these heinous and profane acts against helpless animals. Whether it is direct violence or neglect, animal cruelty is wrong in all forms. READ MORE the Rockefeller Park Preserve
In 1983, the John D. Rockefeller III Fund made a gift of three million dollars to New York State, to create a permanent endowment to be used for the care and maintenance of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Pocantico Hills.

This week I proudly announced passage of legislation I authored which would transfer custodianship of the Endowment from the State Comptroller to the Natural Heritage Trust, which will allow the funds to be invested and grow more aggressively.

Over the years the Rockefeller family has donated so much to ensure that this beautiful Preserve can be enjoyed by all New Yorkers, and for that we are eternally grateful. Now, we have worked to support their legacy and the Endowment in a way that shall increase investment opportunities and income generation for the Endowment and provide much needed revenue for the maintenance and care of the Preserve, so future generations can enjoy the same magnificent Preserve we love today.

With passage of this legislation, it is expected that the Endowment for the Preserve will generate approximately 5 percent annually, or $150,000 in the first year, in comparison to the $4,555 generated in 2013-14 under the State Comptroller's conservative investment requirements.

David Rockefeller has recently donated an additional $4 million to establish a seperate operating endowment for the Preserve, one of the largest-ever private donations in the history of the state park system. Mr. Rockefeller also plans to donate approximately 500 additional acres of pastures, hayfields and forest to the Preserve in the future. READ MORE
AROUND THE 40th Lewisboro PO David Alfano
I took great pride in acknowledging Lewisboro Police Officer David Alfano with passage of an official Resolution. Officer Alfano is being heralded after saving the life of a 25-year old heroin overdose victim. Responding to the call and recognizing an opioid overdose, thanks to his quick thinking and action, after two administrations of naloxone, the man's pulse and shallow breathing slowly returned. He survived thanks to the efforts of Officer Alfano, who also serves our country with honor in the United States Coast Guard. the Meds: Somers
Help stop prescription drug abuse before it starts. New York Comes to Albany
In the Capitol we are always humbled when celebrities drop by. This week we met Mrs. New York herself, Jessica Lahr,who will compete in the national 2015 Mrs. America pageant later this year. Jessica lives with her husband Chad and their two sons Colby and Max. She is an active member of the community and volunteers her to several local charities, including the Ronald McDonald House, the American Cancer Society, and the Red Cross. Yorker wins 'The Voice'
Sawyer Fredericks was in town to be honored in the Senate with a resolution for winning the latest season of NBC's The Voice. I promised McKayla I would snap a photo of this future superstar. Way to make the Empire State, and his wonderful mother who I also met, proud!
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On Friday, June 12, 2015 3:20 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:


    The Volunteer-Spirited Town

Town Board Work Session- Tuesday, June 16th, 2015


Municipal Building

16 Croton Avenue, 1st Floor

Ossining, NY 10562

Work Session: 7:30PM

  1. Presentation of 2014 Town Audit Report: Rob Daniele of O'Connor Davies
  2. Eagle Scout Project at OBCC: Connor Boyd
  3. Proposed Law Change Discussions: Local Laws 5-9 of 2015: David Stolman of F.P. Clark
a) Notification Provisions (#5)
b) Tree Protection (#6)
c) Wetlands, Watercourses and Water                  Bodies Protection (#7)
d) Steep Slopes (#8)
e) Zoning & Subdivision (#9)

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:
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Geoffrey Harter:
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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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Susanne Donnelly
Eric P. Blaha
Council Member 
Geoffrey J. Harter
Council Member 
Kim Jeffrey
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Northern Wilcher
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On Friday, June 12, 2015 6:17 PM, Public Meeting Agendas wrote:

1974 Commerce Street, Room 104, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Planning Board

Calendar Date:
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

Costco Wholesale
SBL: 26.18-1-17, 18, 19 & 26.19-1-1
Discussion Site Plan

Location: 3200 Crompond Road
Contact: TRC Engineers
Description: Application to construct a 151,092 sf Costco Wholesale Club store and member only gasoline filling station.


Yorktown Community & Cultural Center
1974 Commerce Street, Room 104
Yorktown Heights, NY


On Monday, June 15, 2015 12:54 PM, Sandy Galef wrote:


Assemblywoman 95th Assembly District                       


District Office:
2 Church Street, Ossining, NY 10562

albany office:

                                                          Room 641,
Legislative Office Building

      For Immediate Release
Contact:  Sandy Galef
(914) 941-1111

Assemblywoman Galef Highlights the Sing Sing Historic

                                  Prison Museum on Her "Dear Sandy" TV Show

(June 15, 2015) Assemblywoman Sandy Galef discusses the history and
importance of Sing Sing Prison and the need to keep that history alive
through the creation of a Sing Sing Prison Museum.  Sing Sing is of great
importance to the Hudson Valley, New York State, and the country, and
provides a legacy that should be preserved and open to the public, through
the museum, according to Galef.

Sing Sing Prison is not just a local piece of history, but a piece of
national history.  Numerous movies, books, and television shows have been
set "Up the River."  Sing Sing has also housed some of the country's most
notorious criminals, such as Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and several
founding members of Murder Inc.

This program highlights the Prison's history, from its opening in 1825,
through the present day, and all of the changes in between, from the women's
prison to visits from the New York Yankees. The plan for the museum would
actually give visitors the opportunity to step into the original 1825 cell
block and gain an up-close and personal view of life as a prisoner. The
museum would include the opportunity to view the electric chair, which was
used at the prison, for those visitors who wish to do so.

Finally, the show discusses the impact the museum would have on the Hudson
Valley. The Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum stands to have a great positive
impact on the economy of the Hudson Valley and New York State. When
complete, the museum will not only draw visitors to the museum, but also to
many of the other historic sites the Hudson Valley has to offer.
Assemblywoman Galef notes: "Sing Sing is our history and I urge all of us to
be informed and to be involved." Tune in to see why.

To learn more, tune in to cable television at the following dates and times.

"Sing Sing, The Full Story"" airs as follows:


Friday, June 19, 26, July 3, & 10

at 9:00 P.M. on

Ossining and Peekskill Channel 15

(Briarcliff, Ossining, Scarborough, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton, Garrison,
Montrose, Peekskill, Philipstown South, Verplanck)

Wappingers Falls Channel 21

(Cold Spring, Philipstown North)


Yorktown Channel 74

(Lake Peekskill, Putnam Valley)


Friday, June 19, 26, & July 3

at 7:30 pm

Carmel, Kent, Mahopac & Putnam Valley Channel 8
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