Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 12/09/15: 9 Topics In Today's blog

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1)  Check Out Peekskillpost.net: 
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2) Check Out Yorktown News:
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3) Neuhaus Endorses Castricone in Race for Congress

4) Castricone Comes Out Swinging in Race for Congress

5) Yorktown Planning Board tables re-approval of Navajo Fields 12/07/15

6) [MEDIA ADVISORY] *Wed, 10/9, 4pm* Holiday party benefits Westchester charity

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:[PRESS RELEASE] Murphy delivers grant to Hilltop Hanover
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8) [PRESS RELEASE] New report shows ISIS has targeted US refugee program

9) ISIS Dilemma: Does Sean Patrick Maloney Support President Obama’s Rejected Strategy?
 
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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Contact: Jay Townsend 914-213-3122
 
Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus
Endorses Castricone in Race for Congress
 
Tuxedo-Calling Dan Castricone a ‘man of integrity’ and a man ‘who will do what is right for the Hudson Valley,’ Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus has endorsed Dan Castricone in the race for Congress in New York’s 18th Congressional District.
“Dan is the right person, and I’m 100% behind him,” said Neuhaus.
Castricone announced his candidacy last Saturday in Orange County, and quickly took aim at the Obama-Maloney economic record. “The percentage of Americans who are not working is the highest since the days of malaise during the Carter years. Almost 40% of Americans do not work, or have given up hope of finding work. Disposable income is down. Real wages have declined.”
 
“We need to get our economy working again for the forgotten middle class. Real competition in health insurance marketplace, reform of the tax code, easing up on regulations that stifle entrepreneurs, and ending rules that allow monied interests to pick the pockets of the middle class,” said Castricone.
 
“Instead of working hard working middle class families in the Hudson Valley, Sean Maloney has spent his time running errands and rigging rules for Wall Street, big banks, and the lobbyists of K-Street,” said Castricone. “According to the New York Times, Maloney has become one of the favorite errand boys for big banks, who held a $2,500 a plate dinner for Maloney after he co-sponsored a bill written by Citibank lobbyists.”
 
Castricone is a former Orange County Legislator, and former deputy Supervisor of the Town of Tuxedo. He is a Founding member of the Tuxedo Little League Board, and serves as President, Order of the Sons of Italy in America, HH Rogers Cabrini Lodge.
 
He is currently President of Castricone Enterprises Inc, an Insurance, Brokerage and Financial Services Company and a radio host at WTBQ in Warwick, NY. He earned a BA in Economics from SUNY Buffalo in 1987, and a Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from Pace University School of Law in 1997. He and his wife Marie are the parents of three children.
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For Release: 1:00 pm, Saturday, Dec 5, 2015
Contact: Jay Townsend 914-213-3122
 
Castricone: Health Insurance Reform;
Reform the Tax Code;
Better the Playing Field for the Middle Class
 
Blasts Maloney:
‘Errand Boy for the Money Changers
that Feed off the Middle Class’
 
Central Valley--Blasting Sean Patrick Maloney’s coddling of Wall Street, big banks, and K-Street lobbyists, Dan Castricone declared his candidacy for Congress today, vowing to “end the rules that allow the elites to thrive off the carcass of the middle class.”
We have two economies in this country,” said Castricone. “One for the powerful and the well connected who rig the rules. Another for everybody else.” Castricone noted that “the percentage of Americans who are not working is the highest since the days of malaise during the Carter years. Almost 40% of Americans do not work, or have given up hope of finding work. Disposable income is down. Real wages have declined.”
Castricone took direct aim a Maloney, calling him an errand boy for the money changers. “When Citibank needed a democratic sponsor of a bill to gut the bank reforms, Mr. Maloney was quick to volunteer,” said Castricone. “Maloney took the language that Citibank lobbyists had written for him, slapped his name on it, and got it passed through committee. The Wall Street titans then treated him to a $2,500 dollar a plate dinner at a swanky Washington restaurant, with four figure checks from Citigroup, the American Bankers Association, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs.”
“As Mr. Maloney drank from the well of plenty, he tightened the screws on the safety net upon which so many in this anemic economy depend,” said Castricone, noting that Maloney voted to cut $21 billion from the food stamp program, and for a budget bill that reduced cost of living increases for military retirees.
“One set of rules for the well connected. Another set of rules for us,” said Castricone.
“We need to get our economy working again for the forgotten middle class. Real competition in health insurance marketplace, reform of the tax code, easing up on regulations that stifle entrepreneurs, and ending rules that allow monied interests to pick the pockets of the middle class,” said Castricone.
Castricone also criticized Maloney for his silence on the Village of Kiryas Joel’s attempt to annex another square mile of land in Orange County for high density housing. “Not a whisper of support for the communities that have sued to stop the annexation; not a word of concern about the strain this explosive growth will place on our schools, water supplies and sewage treatment plants; not a whimper about the decline of our property values that is sure to come from tripling the size of Maloney’s voting bloc.”
Castricone is a former Orange County Legislator, and former deputy Supervisor of the Town of Tuxedo. He is a Founding member of the Tuxedo Little League Board, and serves as President, Order of the Sons of Italy in America, HH Rogers Cabrini Lodge.
He is currently President of Castricone Enterprises Inc, an Insurance, Brokerage and Financial Services Company and a radio host at WTBQ in Warwick, NY. He earned a BA in Economics from SUNY Buffalo in 1987, and a Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from Pace University School of Law in 1997. He and his wife Marie are the parents of three children.
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Citizens for an Informed Yorktown
Planning Board
December 7, 2015
Meeting highlights. For a summary of all agenda items, visit ciyinfo.org.

1. Creative Living (Navajo Fields)
The board tabled the request to re-approve the site plan for the dome which has still not received the necessary DEC wetlands permit. The board also wants to see a review of whether the site is in compliance with previous town resolutions.

2. Hanover Corner, Commerce Street
The board voted unanimously to approve the latest plan.

3. Marathon Development, Kear Street
The board likes the changes that have been made to the building façade to soften the mass. The number of parking spaces is still being reviewed.

4. Prunty subdivision, 3017 Old Yorktown Road
The board reviewed a preliminary plan for a 2-lot subdivision that would create a flag lot.

5. CPD Energy Corporation (Mobil Gas Station), Saw Mill River Road
The station plans to build a new and larger convenience store at the rear of the property and create additional parking.

6. RPG Properties, 3574 Lexington Avenue
Before commenting on the proposal to rezone the parcel from half acre to multi family, the board will review existing land uses along the street.

 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8th, 2015
CONTACT: Jill Sherman, 914-299-4678
***MEDIA ADVISORY***
FOR TOMORROW
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9th

BRIARCLIFF BUSINESSES, ZOKKOZ SALON
TEAM UP AT HOLIDAY PARTY
BENEFITTING CAREER CLOSET
BRIARCLIFF MANOR - Local businesses will be getting into the holiday spirit this week by helping those in need at a Holiday Party fundraiser benefiting Career Closet. Zokkoz Salon, a hair salon on the 'cutting-edge' in Briarcliff, is hosting the event.

The holiday party will showcase different local businesses selling holiday gifts. Donations will be collected to support Career Closet, which helps individuals find their way from welfare to productive work. Donations for women will be accepted at the event, including clothing, cosmetics and accessories.

Zokkoz is owned by Jillian Sherman, a businesswoman from Shrub Oak. Sherman, 26, opened the Aveda-Concept salon in January. The salon, which carries naturally derived products, now features five stylists, and also offers skincare and make-up. The holiday party is her brainchild, and she says it is in keeping with Aveda's mission of helping those in need.

Numerous local dignitaries are expected to be on hand during the event. The details for WEDNESDAY's event are as follows:

WHO: Briarcliff Manor Businesses (see attached flyer)
State & local elected officials
Community residents
WHAT: Holiday Party Benefiting Career Closet
WHERE: Zokkoz Salon
1250 Pleasantville Rd, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
WHEN: *This Wednesday*, December 9th
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CONTACT: Jill Sherman,  914-299-4678
receptionist@zokkozsalon.com

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***ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND***
**EXCELLENT PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE**
*COMPLIMENTARY FOOD AND BEVERAGE VALUED AT UNDER $15 WILL BE AVAILABLE
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7th, 2015
CONTACT: Matt Slater, 914-962-2624
Murphy announces funding for a rainy day
at Hilltop Hanover
YORKTOWN, NY - A conservation project at Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Education Center is in line to receive funding after officials worked to gain recognition that the abatement of stormwater run-off is crucial to a healthy watershed. State Senator Terrence Murphy today announced that the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee awarded the Westchester the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District the maximum $6,000 in 2016 Conservation Projects Funding for its vegetative filter strip project at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown.

"Hilltop Hanover, a valuable and viable environmental education facility in my hometown, will greatly benefit from this funding," Senator Murphy said. "In the upcoming legislative session, I plan to continue working with the soil and water conservation districts in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties and the state committee to increase funding for flood and erosion control, to clean water initiatives, to invasive species management, to keep our environment pristine, healthy and beautiful."

Precipitation falling on approximately nine acres of agricultural fields planted with a variety of vegetables, flowers and a cover crop currently runs off into wetlands and watercourses near the farm. This stormwater runoff becomes part of the drainage in the Croton River or "New York City Water Supply" watershed in Westchester County.

The fields are completely enclosed with wire fencing designed to keep out deer and prevent them from browsing the vegetable and flowering plants. Along the fence is a narrow area of non-agricultural land largely consisting of undesirable weeds, where the new project is expected to help mitigate and clean the stormwater run-off.

Murphy said the project will convert the area of weeds along the fence into a 25-foot-wide wildlife meadow or agricultural vegetative buffer strip consisting of native grasses and wildflowers. The total meadow or buffer area will be approximately 1.5 acres.

"This project will help eliminate and curb the re-growth of undesirable weeds, promote rapid soil stabilization, establish a dense cover of grasses during the first year to promote the filtration and infiltration of stormwater runoff, and establish a community of wildflowers capable of supporting beneficial insects and birds," Senator Murphy said. "In addition, bird houses mounted on posts will be installed at periodic intervals along the edge of the meadow, or buffer strip. This funding is exactly what we need to promote a healthy environment and funding to protect and preserve our natural resources for future generations."
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7th, 2015
CONTACT: Matt Slater, 914-962-2624
New Report Reveals ISIS Has
Targeted US Refugee Program 
NEW YORK, NY - In a bombshell speech at the National Defense University, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), who serves as the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, disclosed that members of ISIS have attempted to gain access to the United States through the American refugee program.

"Congressman McCaul has confirmed exactly what we feared," New York State Senator Terrence Murphy said.  "This revelation proves at this point in time that we cannot count on the federal government to ensure those fleeing persecution to our nation are not wolves in sheep's clothing."

Last week, Senator Murphy introduced legislation which would allow New York to create its own mechanism to assist with vetting and monitoring individuals relocated within the state's borders under the refugee program.  

Senate Bill S6253, which has the support of several lawmakers throughout the stateincluding Senator Tom Croci, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, would establish protocols for volunteer agencies to finger-print and track refugees who are settled here, and establish enforcement and penalties for those that fail to comply. 

"We cannot allow our kindness to be perceived as a weakness," Senator Murphy continued.  "New York has always symbolized the land of opportunity and we are now being challenged to keep it as such.  I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, and in both houses of the legislature, to take up this crucial piece of legislation which will allow New York to continue to provide the needed humanitarian relief while protecting our families from intentional harm." 

Under federal current law, not-for-profits known as "voluntary agencies" work with the federal government to resettle refugee applicants. 

The state's Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA) is only made aware of such resettlements when the refugee applies for assistance programs that are administered by the state, and no security checks are performed, Murphy said. 

Under the legislation proposed by the New York State Senators:
  • Not-for-profit voluntary agencies are required to provide monthly reports to the BRIA on the number of refugees resettled in New York, their age group, and country of origin;
  • the BRIA is required to notify refugees of the requirement to register within 30 days, and take fingerprints from all registrants;t
  • the Office of New Americans is tasked with performing background screenings on all registrants; and
  • the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services will monitor all refugees admitted for potential terroristic activity until they are granted a green card by the federal government."
According to The Hill, the Obama administration has yet to comment on Rep. McCaul's statements.
 
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For Immediate Release
December 7, 2015
Contact: Press Office
 
ISIS Dilemma: Does Sean Patrick Maloney Support President Obama’s Rejected Strategy?
WASHINGTON – One hour after a new poll came out Sunday night showing a large majority of Americans disagree with President Obama’s ISIS strategy, the President took to national television to double down on his current course of action.  So what does Sean Patrick Maloney think?  Does he stand with President Obama by supporting his current strategy that is roundly being rejected nationwide?
 
“Sean Patrick Maloney's constituents deserve a representative who is willing to put the safety of Americans ahead of playing nice with a President who has not taken the threat of ISIS seriously,” said NRCC Communications Director Katie Martin. “A large majority of Americans think the President’s strategy for dealing with ISIS isn’t working. Sean Patrick Maloney needs to tell his constituents why he supports the President’s current strategy which is jeopardizing the safety of Americans both at home and abroad.”
 
According to a recent CNN/ORC International poll, 81 percent of Americans believe there are terrorists associated with ISIS in the United States with the ability to launch an attack.  64 percent of Americans disapprove of how Obama is handling the threat of ISIS, with 60 percent saying military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria is going badly.  The poll, which was conducted prior to last week’s terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, found that 61 percent of Americans believed there would be acts of terrorism in the United States within the next several weeks.   
 
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