Monday, August 03, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 08/03/15: 7 Topics In Today's blog


1) Legislators Approve Sprain Ridge Pool Rehab

2) News from Senator Murphy: July 31, 2015

3) Maloney Announces Over $500K Investment for Dutchess County Airport

4) PRESS RELEASE] Bombshell animal cruelty case spurs petition

5) Town Of Ossining: Town Board Special Meeting & Work Session- Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

6) NYGOP Events Calendar

7) Victory Cup Sponsorship Deadline This Wednesday

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For Immediate Release: August 3, 2015
Contact:  Matt Richter, BOL Communications Director
Legislators Approve $9.3 Million to Rehab Sprain Ridge Pool
On Monday at a special meeting, the Westchester county Board of Legislators (BOL) passed a Bond Act in the amount of $9.3 million for the rehabilitation of the Sprain Ridge Pool in Yonkers.  The measure passed unanimously.
Sprain Ridge Pool was closed by the County Executive in 2011 due to chronic leaks.  The pool had been very popular and a favorite summer destination of residents of both Yonkers and Greenburgh.  Sprain Ridge Pool along with the pool at Playland are the only two county pools suitable for competitive swimming.
The closing of the pool has been a point of contention between the County Executive and Legislators for several years.  Among Legislators who have advocated for the pools repair since that time is Legislator Gordon Burrows (R) Yonkers.  The pool is in Burrows Legislative District and Legislator Burrows.  “I am happy that we are finally taking action to fix the Sprain Ridge Pool.  As we sweat out another sweltering summer in Westchester County, this fantastic county asset languishes for the fifth straight summer.”  Burrows said, “I spent countless days at Sprain Ridge Pool in my youth.  The residents of my District and neighboring Districts have, for decades, gathered at Sprain Ridge Pool for recreation, swimming competitions and to seek relief from the summer heat.  I look forward to seeing this vital resource returned to its former glory.  This Bond Act will ensure that Sprain Ridge Pool remains a wonderful resource for Westchester residents for decades to come.”
Legislator Bernice Spreckman (R) who has also been a vocal advocate for the restoration of the pool said, “Many families in my District do not have the resources for frequent vacations or memberships at private pools and clubs.  This pool provides a wonderful way to cool off, relax and meet friends and family.  I have been frustrated at the lack of action on this issue but I am glad that we could work together in a bipartisan effort at the Board of Legislators to finally get funding for this project.”
Much of the design work for the pool has already been completed.  The pool is expected to be open again in 2017.
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Following the second arrest made in an animal cruelty case involving a Mohegan Lake Pet Shop, I announced the launch of my Protect Our Pets Petition in an effort to put pressure on the Assembly to pass crucial legislation that seeks to provide added protection to animals across New York.

Everyday my wife and I teach our three kids about right and wrong. Any case of animal cruelty is not just wrong but sickening to hear about. I was proud to sponsor and support several key pieces of legislation this year which would protect our pets and ensure those who do harm to animals are held accountable for their actions. READ MORE
Rail Safety Press Conference
Considering how many people either utilize Metro North, or drive over the grade crossings, we must do everything we can to ensure our residents are safe. This week I joined Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council member Francis Corcoran, New Castle Supervisor Rob Greenstein, Mt. Pleasant Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi and others to tout our legislation that allows a local option to install traffic cameras as these intersections.

This week's Journal News has a great article on our effort.

After the tragedy in Valhalla I heard from a number of local elected officials about the need to improve safety at these dangerous intersections. With their feedback, I introduced and passed legislation in the Senate that would allow municipalities the option to install traffic cameras at grade crossings. READ MORE WATCH MORE
Golf Outing
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Drug Crisis in Our Backyard Grant
Steve and Susan Salomone have a story that parents across the Hudson Valley have come to relate to: their son Justin died of a heroin overdose in 2012. As a result of his death, the Salomones, along with the Christensen family of Somers, founded the advocacy group Drug Crisis in Our Backyard. This week I announced a $25,000 state grant in an effort to expand the program's reach throughout the community.

I have been proud to partner with the families involved in Drug Crisis in Our Backyard since they founded their organization. They have turned their tragedies into a mission and have done a phenomenal job shedding light on the heroin and opioid epidemic that has now been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a national concern.

The CDC identified a direct correlation between prescription opioid use and heroin. In fact, individuals who are addicted to pain medication such as Vicodin and OxyContin are 40 times more likely to be addicted to heroin because the chemicals are essentially the same. READ MORE
Pathways to Progress Grand Opening
I joined county, local and school officials this week to officially open the Pathway to Progress on the campus of New York Medical College.

This pathway symbolizes the success that lies ahead of us if we continue to work together. The opening of the Pathway to Progress links one of the most advanced research facilities in the Hudson Valley, the biotech incubator, with the main campus of one of the most prestigious medical schools in the nation.  Everyday, I continue to be impressed by the vision and passion of the New York Medical College and look forward to a long partnership with one of New York's higher educational gems. SEE MORE
Valhalla Ambulance Corps Wet Down and BBQ
As a former EMT, it brought me great pleasure to be on hand for the christening of Valhalla Ambulance Corps Ambulance 82-B 2.
Seafield Center Volunteer BBQ
Great job by the volunteers and staff from Hudson River Expeditions, Soulful Yoga, the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project at the VA Hudson Valley-- Montrose Campus at the veterans' BBQ supporting the Seafield Center, which helps veterans with substance abuse and counseling. It was a fun time kayaking and learning yoga with the family and kids!
Mt. Pleasant: Margaret Cunzio for County Legislator
Everyone please check out and LIKE the page for my friend Margaret Cunzio, running to replace my friend Legislator Michael J. Smith. We share the same values, compassion for public service and work ethic that will make the residents of the third district proud to call her their legislator.
Door to Door in Heritage Hills
It might not be an election year but I'm out in Somers knocking on doors to hear about the concerns of my neighbors! I'll be out all summer, so I hope to be at the front door in your neighborhood soon.
Shed the Meds: Carmel
Our third medication turn-in event was another big success. Team Murphy will always put public service first. It's a great honor and a great responsibility to serve our neighbors, and we strive to do our best, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week!
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July 31, 2015                                                                                        Alex Miller,
Maloney Announces Over $500K Investment for Dutchess County Airport
Poughkeepsie, NY — Today, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced an investment of $504,000 from the Department of Transportation for the Dutchess County Airport. The funding will be used for the replacement of the existing airfield electrical vault, which has reached the end of its useful life.
“The Dutchess County Airport is one of most important economic engines in the Hudson Valley. This investment will create jobs, boost the local economy, and strengthen one of the busiest non-commercial airports in the state, while ensuring the safety of our neighbors, businesses and visitors,” said Rep. Maloney. “I’m proud of our joint efforts with Dutchess County as we continue working to draw more businesses to the Hudson Valley.”
“The Dutchess County Airport is an important economic asset within the County, with an annual economic impact of over $44 million for our local economy. The FAA grants are vital to keeping the airport running safely and effectively for the more than 73,000 takeoffs and landings that place there each year. As we seek to expand the use of the airport with great events like the recent Balloon Festival and the upcoming Wings of Freedom tour, we are grateful to Senator Schumer and Congressman Maloney for their advocacy and work in securing these important funds for Dutchess County and assisting us in our efforts to attract more use, greater private investment and overall impact of the airport,” said Dutchess County Executive Molinaro.
Last year, Rep. Maloney secured an investment of over $1 million for Dutchess County Airport to upgrade runways and lighting. In 2013, Maloney helped reverse the closure of Dutchess County Airport which was threatened by sequestration.
More information on the investment can be found here.
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On Friday, July 31, 2015 2:01 PM, Matt Slater wrote:
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Senator Terrence Murphy Launches Protect Our Pets Petition

Calls for immediate passage of animal rights legislation following bombshell reports of pet store animal abuse.

MOHEGAN LAKE, NY - Following the second arrest made in an animal cruelty case involving a Mohegan Lake Pet Shop, New York State Senator Terrence Murphy announced the launch of his Protect Our Pets Petition in an effort to put pressure on the Assembly to pass what he calls crucial legislation that seeks to provide added protection to animals across New York. 

"Everyday my wife and I teach our three kids about right and wrong," Murphy said.  "Any case of animal cruelty is not just wrong but sickening to hear about.  I was proud to sponsor and support several key pieces of legislation this year which would protect our pets and ensure those who do harm animals are held accountable for their actions."
Recently, several arrests have been made involving a chain of pet shops with a store in Mohegan Lake.  Officials charged the owner and one of the managers with counts relating to the care of two dogs and a kitten, two of which were euthanized as a result of mistreatment.
Margaret Cunzio, a foster for the SPCA of Westchester in Briarcliff Manor and Second Chance Rescue NYC, said this common-sense legislation will protect animals across our state from those who do them harm. "As the owner of seven rescue pets, I thank Senator Murphy for his leadership on this issue and encourage residents to add their name to the Protect Our Pets petition," she said.
In June the Senate passed S.3451, which was authored by Murphy, that would increase the penalty for multiple convictions of torturing, killing or failing to provide sustenance to an animal to a felony, if convicted within five years from the date of a prior conviction.  The measure passed with overwhelming support of 61-1.
"Animal cruelty is a key indicator of future violence toward human victims," Murphy continued.  "New York has an incredible opportunity to pass meaningful legislation which would punish those who commit these heinous acts.  I implore my colleagues in the Assembly to take up this legislation as soon as possible in order to put these needed protections for our pets in place."
In addition to S.3451 Murphy is also calling for the passage of S.4265, which would make it easier to prosecute people causing serious injury to a companion animal.  Further, S.3201 would modernize animal cruelty laws to promote consistent enforcement by law enforcement officials and the courts, and "Buster's Law," S.2935, would establish a public registry of people convicted of animal cruelty.
Constituents are encouraged to sign the petition to show their support for the animal rights legislative package
On Friday, July 31, 2015 4:27 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:

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Town Board Work Session- Tuesday, August 4th, 2015


Municipal Building

16 Croton Avenue, 1st Floor

Ossining, NY 10562

Work Session: 7:30PM

Work Session:
1) Tax Office Presentation- Gloria Fried
2) Fundraising in Town Parks- Discussion
3) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Discussion

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.
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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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On Sunday, August 2, 2015 9:58 PM, Greg Ball wrote:
Victory Cup Sponsorship Deadline This Wednesday 
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