Friday, January 08, 2016

Bazzomanifesto Update 01/08/16: 8 Topics In Today's blog


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2) Check Out Yorktown News:
New Bazzo Says Column: Starting Your New Year on the Right

3) STATEMENT] Murphy comments on start of 2016 legislative session

4) Sean Patrick Maloney Continues to Force Obamacare on New York Families

5) Yorktown Town Board changes Courtesy of the Floor 01/05/16

6) 12 Grapes: Special Meal Deals on Wed & Thurs!

7) Republican Leadership Initiative - #LeadRight2016

8) [Public Meeting Agendas] Yorktown Planning Board 01/11/16

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7th, 2016
CONTACT: Matt Slater, 914-962-2624
ALBANY, NY - State Senator Terrence Murphy is heading into the second year of his freshman term in the New York State Senate. Senator Murphy has emerged as a leading voice within the freshman class, having made numerous headlines last year by passing several pieces of historic legislation through both houses of the legislature which were signed by Governor Cuomo. He returned to Albany this week and issued a statement on his plans for the upcoming legislative session.

"As we begin the 239th legislative session in New York I am more excited and focused than ever. New York still trails in most economic categories and we must focus considerable time on job creation."

"As a small business owner, I believe this starts by repealing the miles of red tape created by un-elected bureaucrats that have gone unchecked. I have sponsored and passed several pieces of legislation that would recalibrate our regulatory process and I remain committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to see them become law."

"Next, we must fund our schools. Last year we delivered a significant increase in education aid to public schools across New York but our work is far from done.  I echo the call of our local school superintendents and declare that the Gap Elimination Adjustment must end so we can put vital dollars back in our classrooms.  I will not vote for any budget that fails to eliminate the GEA."

"Our war on addiction is ongoing and I will be continuing hosting conversations throughout the state as the Co-Chairman of the Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Abuse.  We must continue to expand treatment options for those struggling with addiction, provide assistance to law enforcement and first responders and continue to have the necessary dialogue with the medical community to raise awareness of this epidemic."

"Finally, and possibly most importantly, the legislature must regain the trust of the people we have been elected to serve. I firmly believe this begins with passing pension forfeiture legislation, which I proudly supported last year and which I am subject to as a new member of the legislature.  Term limits, which the Senate imposes on itself through its internal rules, also needs to be taken up by both houses of the legislature and I will continue to champion these initiatives."

"This will be an exciting year and I echo the words of Cardinal Dolan, who addressed our opening session today, that wisdom is a virtue we all must rely on."

Senator Murphy serves as chairman of the New York State Administrative Regulations Review Commission and co-chairman of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Abuse. He was also appointed to the insurance committee at the start of this year's session.
For Immediate Release
January 6, 2015
Contact: Press Office
Sean Patrick Maloney Continues to Force Obamacare on New York Families
WASHINGTON – Today, the House voted on the passage of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which would repeal provisions of Obamacare and its crushing taxes. Despite widespread disapproval of the law, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney once again voted to force Obamacare and its devastating taxes on the American people.
The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act works to repeal portions of Obamacare such as the individual and employer mandates. The bill also eliminates suffocating taxes imposed on the American people through Obamacare including the medical device tax, the “Cadillac” tax, the net investment tax, and the additional Medicare tax.
“It’s time Sean Patrick Maloney stopped worrying about protecting President Obama’s legacy and put health care decisions back into the hands of New Yorkers and their doctors,” said NRCC Communications Director Katie Martin. “In November, voters will hold Sean Patrick Maloney and House Democrats accountable for continuing to support the President’s failed health care law and ignoring what’s right for American families.”
NRCC320 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 479-7000
Citizens for an Informed Yorktown
Note: Beginning January, 2016, the CIY Town Board meeting summaries will continue to be written by Susan Siegel in her capacity as an observer.
Town Board
January 5, 2016

Meeting highlights. For a summary of agenda items, visit

1. Online tax payments
Tax payments can now be made by check, online, at no fee. For information, check:

2. Courtesy of the Floor
Councilman Bernard announced that beginning with tonight’s meeting, there will be only one Courtesy of the Floor and it will be at the end of the meeting.

3. Appointments/Resignations
Comptroller: Patrica Caporale   and Tax Receiver: Barbara Korsak

New appointments:
Police  officer: John E. Doherty;  Deputy Supervisor: Councilman Gregory Bernard ;  Deputy Town Clerk: Maura Weissleder

Resignation: Sharon Robinson, Acting Town Engineer.

4. Water rates
Supervisor Grace announced that the town would be increasing water rates sometime in 2016.

5. Set public hearings
January 19
  • Request to build a new convenience store at the Mobil Gas Station on Saw Mill River Road.
  • Wetlands permit for Shrub oak Community Association to add a herbicide to the Mountain Brook Pond

February 2
  • Request to rezone a Lexington Avenue  parcel from half acre to multi family  zoning
  • Northern Westchester Restorative Therapy & Nursing Home request to add additional parking spaces

6. Town 2016 meeting calendar
Supervisor Grace announced his intention to schedule additional work sessions over the next 6-8 weeks, most likely on Monday or Wednesday.

7. Town Board liaisons
Supervisor Grace announced the liaisons to the town’s various advisory boards.

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January 7, 2016
The RNC just released the new Republican Leadership Initiative commercials highlighting  5 RLI Fellows from around the nation, including two of our own from New York. I have linked the 2 minute web versions of the commercials below, also 30 second versions of the spotlight commercials will air on Fox Business during the #GOPDebate on January 14th, so, this is a national ad buy.
These videos will be great to show your volunteers, County Committee and State Committee members. National attention is being paid to our local outreach efforts here in New York.
Enjoy, thumb up, and please feel free to share!
On Thursday, January 7, 2016 5:35 PM, Public Meeting Agendas wrote:

363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Planning Board

Calendar Date:
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

Correspondence/Liaison Reports
Meeting Minutes – December 21, 2015
Regular Session
Marathon Development Group
SBL: 37.18-2-51
Public Hearing

Location: 322 Kear Street
Contact: Site Design Consultants
Description: A three story commercial/residential building with associated parking and walks.
Work Session
JCPC Holdings, LLC
SBL: 48.07-2-2
Discussion Site Plan

Location: Front Street
Contact: Ciarcia Engineering
Description: Applicant proposes to construct a 5,000 sf building for an engine building shop and to restore and repair cars.
East Coast Auto Sales & Storage, Inc.
SBL: 48.07-1-56
Discussion Site Plan

Location: 1401 Front Street
Contact: Site Design Consultants
Description: Discussion public garage use on existing lower level of the building and the associated outdoor storage of vehicles.
Staples Plaza
SBL: 36.06-2-76
Discussion Master Sign Plan

Location: 3333 Crompond Road
Contact: Norman DiChiara Architects
Description: Discussion of the revised master sign plan for the shopping center.



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