Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 11/11/15: 12 Topics In Today's blog


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2) Check Out Yorktown News:

3)  [PRESS RELEASE] Sen. Murphy, AT&T Kickoff Cell Phone for Soldiers Drive

4) Maloney Statement on Health Republic Developments

5) Lou Cardillo Donates $500 To the Purple Heart Homes NY Downstate Chapter For 5th Annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner

6) [PRESS RELEASE] State DOT renames Route 137 in Westchester

7) [PRESS RELEASE] Murphy announces $60 million Costco project approved

8) Maloney Statement on Minimum Wage Raise for New York State Workers

9) Town Of Yorktown budget schedule

10) The Explorer's Trio, feat. Steven Frieder, Rusty Holloway and Bob Meyer: Sat. Nov. 14th @ The Green Growler, Croton-on-Hudson 8pm

11) Maloney Statement on Health Republic and Magnacare

12) Help Arlington High School Win Safe Driving Grant

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9th, 2015
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Murphy, AT&T Kickoff Cell Phone for Soldiers Drive
SHRUB OAK, NY - November 9, 2015 - In honor of Veterans Day on November 11th, Senator Terrence Murphy, AT&T and United for the Troops have teamed up with the nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers asking the community to help troops call home by donating cellular phones and tablets. Proceeds from the recycled devices are used to buy long distance calling cards for troops at home and abroad. Although the military landscape is ever changing, as many as 200,000 troops are serving in the United States military overseas around the world. By donating to Cell Phones For Soldiers, local residents and businesses can provide a lifeline for America's bravest.
Beginning today and lasting until December 7, the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, residents and businesses can donate their unwanted cell phones and/or tablets at the following locations:
  • AT&T Store, 134 E. Main Street, Mt. Kisco
  • Putnam County Clerk's Office, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel
  • New Castle Town Hall, 200 South Greeley, Chappaqua
  • Mt. Pleasant Town Hall , One Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla
  • Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla
  • Buchanan Village Hall,236 Tate Avenue, Buchanan
  • Pawling Resource Center, 126 East Main Street, Pawling
Senator Murphy said, "We are the land of the free because of the brave men and women protecting us everyday overseas.  I am proud to partner with AT&T to provide Cell Phones for Soldiers which is a small way we as a community can thank these brave soldiers.  We wish them all a safe return home and hope these phones will make this holiday season a bit easier." 

Cell Phones For Soldiers was founded in 2004 by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist at the ages of 12 and 13, respectively. The charity has since provided more than 216 million minutes of free talk time to servicemen and women stationed around the world through its calling card program, Minutes That Matter. Funds raised from the recycling of cellular phones are used to purchase prepaid international calling cards. On average, Cell Phones For Soldiers distributes 1,500 calling cards each week to military bases around the world, and supports care package programs, deployment ceremonies and VA hospitals.
"Each year we have been humbled by the number of people and organizations like AT&T and New York State Senator Murphy that take part in this important initiative to support our military members," said co-founder Robbie Bergquist. "The communication gap between those serving and their families is a crucial need that Cell Phones For Soldiers is committed to addressing for years to come."

Luke Rathschmidt, who served in the 82nd Airborne in Iraq, said, "Providing free calls to soldiers overseas is a valiant effort by Senator Murphy and AT&T.  For many soldiers, the simple task of calling home to talk to family, especially during the holiday season, is often too expensive.  Cell Phones for Soldiers provides this important service for free which goes a long way in maintaining high morale of our soldiers and makes their transition back home easier."

Jim Rathsmidt, who founded United for the Troops with his wife Pat said, "I applaud Senator Murphy and AT&T for helping our soldiers serving overseas stay in touch with their family and friends.  As a father of a veteran, I know firsthand how important it is for our service members to be able to maintain the bonds from home which make reintegration to civilian life easier."

Michael Bartolotti, Putnam County Clerk said, "It is extremely important to recognize the sacrifices our service members make everyday to provide America its security and freedom.  I am very proud to be able to participate in this program and provide our soldiers with the ability to communicate with their loved ones back home.  I implore all of our residents to stop by our office in Carmel and donate your old cell phones to this cause."
"AT&T has a long and proud history of supporting both veterans, active military and their families through various company initiatives and by establishing external partnerships with organizations that provide necessary services, such as Cell Phones For Soldiers," according to Marissa Shorenstein, president of AT&T New York.  "We are privileged to partner with Senator Murphy, Cell Phones For Soldiers and United for the Troops to encourage the community to join us and donate their unused cell phones and tablets to honor and thank all of the brave men and women that protect and serve our country by helping them keep connected with their friends, family and loved ones at home."
For every donated device worth at least $5, Cell Phones For Soldiers is able to provide two and a half hours of free talk time to deployed troops via calling cards.
Since 2004, more than 11.7 million phones have been recycled or repurposed. Approximately half of the phones processed are reconditioned and reused. Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and responsibly recycled to reclaim materials, including:
  • Gold, silver and platinum from circuit boards
  • Copper wiring from phone chargers
  • Nickel, iron, cadmium and lead from battery packs
AT&T's partnership with Cell Phones For Soldiers stems from the company's longstanding mission to connect members of the nation's military with their loved ones back home. Founded in 2004, and expanded through financial support from AT&T, Cell Phones For Soldiers is a non-profit that uses funds from recycled cell phones to buy prepaid phone cards for our service men and women, helping them connect with their families. Over the past two years, AT&T has proudly supported Cell Phones For Soldiers' "Helping Heroes Home" initiative, a program designed to provide emergency funds for returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships. Additionally, AT&T and its customers have donated more than $4.6 million and distributed more than 600,000 AT&T prepaid calling cards to service men and women overseas since 2007.
For nearly 100 years, AT&T has remained dedicated to supporting active military personnel, veterans and their families. AT&T is a founding member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, launched in 2011 with 10 other companies to commit to hiring 100,000 veterans by 2020. The coalition has grown to more than 180 corporate members and has tripled its commitment to hiring at least 300,000 veterans by 2020. In November 2013 AT&T increased its veteran recruiting efforts with the goal of hiring 10,000 veterans and their family members into career opportunities over the next five years.  Currently, AT&T has hired more than 7,000 veterans and their family members, and is well on its way of achieving the goal by 2018.
To prepare your mobile phone for donation, here are some tips on how to erase all personal information that may be stored on it to protect your privacy:
  • Remove your phone's SIM card.  Erase your address book, photos, messages and other stored information
  • Restore the device factory settings on your device
  • For instructions on how to do this, go to owner's manual or to the manufacturer's web site
For more information on Cell Phones For Soldiers, please visit
For Immediate Release                                                                               CONTACT:
November 9, 2015                                                                           Alex Miller,
Maloney Statement on Health Republic Developments
Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement on the status of Health Republic:
“From the moment we learned of Health Republic’s imminent collapse, my office and I have been in regular contact with Governor Cuomo on the most urgent steps needed to ensure our neighbors are protected and those responsible are held accountable. I want to thank the Governor for moving so quickly to extend enrollment deadlines, investigate any wrongdoings, and put in place essential protections for these hard-working folks who are losing their health insurance through no fault of their own.”
 Alex MillerCommunications Director
Office of U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
1529 LHOB | WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515 | p: 202.225.5441 | F: 202.225.3289 | C: 202.768.6817

Lou Cardillo Donates $500 To the Purple Heart Homes NY Downstate Chapter For 5th Annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner 
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Yorktown Heights (11/10/15) -- Lou Cardillo of the Lou Cardillo Home Selling Team donated $500 to the Purple Heart Homes NY Downstate Chapter for the 5th Annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner.
In July, Lou Cardillo announced that he would be partnering with the Purple Heart Home NY Downstate Chapter and Carmel Town Councilwoman Suzi McDonough to continue the annual VeteransThanksgiving Dinner that Senator Ball started five years ago.
The annual event has become so popular that nearly 500 veterans and their guests have already RSVP’ed for the dinner, which will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Putnam Golf Course.
Lou Cardillo is urging other members of the community to donate needed funds to make this free meal possible now in its 5th year. Members of the community can donate turkeys, their time or make a financial donation on behalf of the event directly to the Purple Heart Homes NY Downstate Chapter and mail to P.O. Box 27 Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520. 
“I am so happy to partner with Purple Heart Homes NY Downstate Chapter and Suzi McDonough to keep this wonderful tradition going,” said Lou Cardillo. “We have a wonderful team that is volunteering to help run this event, but we are still need the community's support to make this all possible.”
“It’s great that the community is coming together to host this dinner that honors and pays tributes to our Veterans for the fifth year. I thank Lou Cardillo for his generous donation to help us obtain the needed funds for this wonderful event,” said Eugene Parrotta, executive director of Purple Heart Homes NY Downstate Chapter. “I always look forward to the Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner each year, as it is truly an incredible event for everyone who attends.”
Event organizers are still seeking donations for the event, including turkeys. If you are interested in volunteering or donating goods, please contact Suzi McDonough at or (914) 403-8463. Please send all financial donations to: Purple Heart Homes NY Downstate Chapter and mail them to P.O. Box 27 Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520. 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10th, 2015
CONTACT: Matt Slater, 914-962-2624
The route of the newly-designated Marine Captain Eric A. Jones Memorial Highway runs from the intersection of State Route 137 and Westchester Avenue, across from Pound Ridge Town Hall, to the border of New York and Connecticut at the southern terminus of Route 137. The highway was named for a Marine Captain killed in Afghanistan under a law authored by Senator Terrence Murphy and was officially designated on November 10th, the 270th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.
POUND RIDGE, NY - On November 10, 1775 the Continental Marines were established by the Second Continental Congress. Now 240 years later, a portion of Route 137 in Pound Ridge will be renamed in honor of Marine Captain Eric A. Jones who was killed in action on October 26, 2009 during a helicopter collision in Afghanistan, as the result of a law sponsored by State Senator Terrence Murphy.

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll today announced the ceremonial designation of the Marine Captain Eric A. Jones Memorial Highway on State Route 137 in the town of Pound Ridge, Westchester County, to honor Captain Jones, a Pound Ridge native, who died tragically on October 26, 2009 while deployed in Afghanistan.

"By designating Route 137 in honor of Captain Jones, Governor Cuomo and New Yorkers everywhere pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice. We are privileged to join with Captain Jones' family and friends in remembering this local hero," Commissioner Driscoll said.

Captain Jones was known for his kindness and quick wit. He grew up in Pound Ridge, and was a 1999 graduate of Fox Lane High School in Bedford, where he swam competitively and played football. Captain Jones was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, the Third Marine Aircraft Wing, and the First Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton. He served two tours in Iraq before being deployed to Afghanistan where he was killed in a helicopter collision during a combat mission in the Helmand Province. He was 29.

NYSDOT installed two signs on State Route 137 noting the memorial designation, which runs from the intersection with Westchester Avenue to its terminus at the New York-Connecticut border. The signs were unveiled today at a dedication ceremony attended by Captain Jones' family and friends, as well as State and local officials. Legislation designating the memorial was sponsored by State Senator Terrence Murphy and Assemblyman David Buchwald and signed into law by Governor Cuomo.

"Marine Captain Eric Jones tragically died protecting our nation," Senator Murphy said. "This highway dedication is a small token of our appreciation, but more so, will serve as a strong reminder for all who drive on it that freedom isn't free. It is only fitting that on the 270th birthday of the Marine Corps that we gather together to pay tribute to our local hero and remember the brave men and women who continue to fight for us everyday."

"Marine Captain Eric A. Jones made the ultimate sacrifice for our country in 2009 while on a combat mission during Operation Enduring Freedom in Helmand Province, Afghanistan," the law's Assembly sponsor, Assemblyman David Buchwald said. "The valor and patriotism of our young local hero cannot and will not go unnoticed, and it is my privilege to stand with Captain Jones' family and honor his service to our country with this designation."

Captain Jones' decorations included the Air Medal with gold numeral one, six Strike/Flight awards, and Combat Distinguishing Device, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal with two gold stars.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10th, 2015
CONTACT: Matt Slater, 914-962-2624

CROMPOND, NY - In January 2010, local business owner Dr. Terrence Murphy took his seat on the Yorktown Town Board after being elected in then-record landslide after having campaigned on taking a pro-business approach to local government. That same month, a group representing a developer for Costco presented preliminary plans to build a $60 million development on the site of an abandoned motel along Route 202.

Five years later, following a concerted effort by Murphy, now a State Senator, and other local officials like Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace to clear roadblocks to the development, the project has finally been approved and can now break ground. The project also includes $3 million in off-site developments to benefit local roads and stormwater retention.

Although progress had stalled for a time due to the outcome of local political elections leaving Yorktown short two-board members for nearly eighteen months, Murphy hailed today's approval of Costco as a sign of great things to come. "In less than five years, working collaboratively with fellow business owners, we have ushered in $300 million in projects that will have an overwhelmingly positive impact on our community despite the spiraling economy," he said.

"From the multi-million dollar redesign of the Jefferson Valley Mall and creation of Crompond Crossing and Crompond Terraces, to Costco, we are finally getting northern Westchester open for business," Senator Murphy said. "For years, others told people why they couldn't. We have shifted the paradigm to tell people how they can."

Murphy highlighted how Yorktown's Route 202 corridor, notorious for rush hour traffic concerns and which had become populated by empty storefronts prior to his taking office, will be receiving the finishing touches on its facelift in the months ahead. As a board member, Murphy had previously secured funding for projects along the Taconic Parkway and midway down the corridor, with the two lane road being expanded to allow for a more consistent flow of traffic toward Peekskill.

As a council member, Murphy authored and passed a business revitalization plan to centralize applications, saving time and money for applicants and creating a culture where developers had incentives to take care of infrastructure concerns, as may be the case with the Crompond Terraces developer working to build a new highway garage and park improvements for the town. 

Murphy also echoed the state's real estate optimization plan on the local level, and now Yorktown is looking to return tax ratable property back to the tax rolls, such as the old highway garage site, which town officials are expected to now implement since more pro-business candidates were elected in November.

"After years of inaction by the 'not in my backyard' crowd, we have elected enough like-minded, pro-business officials that we are primed to welcome businesses into our communities," Murphy said. "In the upcoming legislative session, I will work to pass a legislation to re-establish the Yorktown IDA, which will give Yorktown additional tools to attract and retain businesses, which will alleviate the burden on our residential tax base."

For Immediate Release                                                                               CONTACT:
November 10, 2015                                                                           Alex Miller,
Maloney Statement on Minimum Wage Raise for New York State Workers
Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement on the minimum wage raise to $15 for state workers in New York:
“I want to thank Governor Cuomo for once again making New York state a national leader. Raising our minimum wage is good for families and good for our state – it will boost our economy, close the pay gap for women, and bring more hardworking families from the Hudson Valley into the middle class. I will continue to fight for a national minimum wage increase to ensure that all working people can earn a living they can sustain a family on.”  
Alex MillerCommunications Director
Office of U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
1529 LHOB | WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515 | p: 202.225.5441 | F: 202.225.3289 | C: 202.768.6817

Town Of Yorktown budget schedule
Dear member:
Here is the  budget schedule for Thursdays and Friday's meeting with department heads held at town hall. Those of you that are interested you can hand your questions on piece of paper, but you are not allowed to speak, I will attend early on Thursday until 1:00PM. and try to be there all day Friday.
I want to thank you for voting and the others that did not shame on you. They are still counting votes some races are very close.



11:30 - TAX Office


2:00 - COURT









10:30 - ASSESSOR


11:30 - LIBRARY

12:15 - LUNCH


1:30 - HIGHWAY





The Explorer's Trio

The Green Growler Tap Room presents:

The Explorer's Trio


Steven Frieder saxes,

Rusty Holloway bass


Bob Meyer drums and cymbals

Performing the compositions of Bert Wilson, Steven Frieder, jazz standards and the Great American Song Book!

This Saturday, Nov. 14th

@ 8pm

No Cover.

Donations gratefully accepted.


    368 S. Riverside Ave,   
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
 (914) 862-0961  
Come early. Come late. Catch some tunes and have a brew or two. Get your beer supplies!     Host Seana O'Callaghan will welcome you!
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For Immediate Release                                                                               CONTACT:
November 11, 2015                                                                           Alex Miller,

Maloney Statement on Health Republic and Magnacare


Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement on Health Republic and Magnacare:


"It's appalling that as soon as the Governor moves mountains to ensure that folks who were relying on Health Republic aren't hurt by the company's sudden collapse, Magnacare makes a bad situation worse. It’s completely unacceptable that hard-working families in good standing would be caught in the middle and denied care because of Health Republic’s mistakes. I will continue to work with the Governor to make sure that people who have played by the rules get the coverage they deserve."

Alex MillerCommunications Director

Office of U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
1529 LHOB | WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515 | p: 202.225.5441 | F: 202.225.3289 | C: 202.768.6817


On Tuesday, November 10, 2015 10:32 AM, Kieran Lalor wrote:

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Help Arlington High School Win Safe Driving Grant

Dear Friends,
Arlington High School needs your help to win a $100,000 safe driving grant from State Farm. In the past years, our efforts helped Arlington win a $25,000 grant for safe driving programs. You can help again this year by visiting, choosing New York as your state and then selecting Arlington High School. This is a great way to support one of our local schools with private grant funding; I hope you can help us.
Thank you,

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..

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