Friday, June 03, 2016

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D)  Check Out Mahopac News:
E) Check Out North Salem News:

1) [PRESS RELEASE] Mission Accomplished: Veteran's Equality Act signed

2) [PRESS RELEASE] Murphy sings praise for quartet of regulatory reform bills

3) Cuomo slams De Blasio at press conference...

4) Step Inside a Light-Filled Bridgehampton Colonial, Tour the Grounds of Architect Paulo Vicente's Shingle-Style Home, and More!

5) NEWS: Maloney Statement on LGBTQ Pride Month

6) 12 Grapes: Summer begins, and our French doors are open!

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ALBANY, NY - The Veteran's Equality Law, a bill co-sponsored by Senator Murphy that would allow honorably discharged veterans to purchase three years of credit for their military service, has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The Governor had vetoed the bill twice before.
Senator Murphy said, "There is an old saying, 'the third time is a charm.' I am glad Governor Cuomo finally signed this bill into law, but it should not have taken this long. All veterans, no matter where or when they served, should have the opportunity to improve their financial security. Anything we can do to recognize the many sacrifices they have made to help protect our country is simply the right thing."
Previously, the buyback program had only been available to veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War or in certain operations in the Middle East. Limiting service credit had left out veterans who had fought in recent conflicts, such as the war in Afghanistan. Now, any veteran employed by the state or local government will be eligible. Veterans with five years in the state pension system can now purchase up to three years credit for their military service.

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith, a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General said, "I thank Senator Murphy, his colleagues in the State Legislature and Governor Cuomo for enacting this amendment to the Retirement and Social Services Law. This reform by our state leaders recognizes the sacrifices made by more veterans-who put their civilian work careers on hold during their military service-and makes the buyback program more equitable.   In enacting this needed reform, our state leaders are helping those who have sacrificed to keep America the great beacon of freedom, hope and justice in the world."

"I was very fortunate to have benefited from the state's veteran pension enhancement.  I bought back several years of my military service which helped me build a better pension," said Neil Gross, a member of the New York State Teachers Retirement System who was wounded in combat in Vietnam.  "The members of the military have answered call to serve their country. If they are a member of the retirement system, no matter where they served, if they are a veteran, they must be entitled to this same consideration.  The passage of this legislation is also a reminder that all Americans, especially New Yorkers, are proud of all their veterans and grateful for their service to our great nation." 
Senator Terrence Murphy, 691 E Main St, Shrub Oak, NY 10588

CONTACT: Michael Jefferson, 914-962-2624

Senator Murphy displays the miles of red tape that trap businesses in New York State
ALBANY, NY - Four bills sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy designed to help make the regulatory process in New York more transparent and accessible have been passed by the New York Senate. The bills amend the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA), extending the amount of time the public has to comment on a proposed rule and also create new standards for publishing information online.
"Given our increasing reliance on electronic media in the public and legislative sectors there is no reason that rulemaking information should not be made more accessible online," Senator Murphy said. "Passage of this legislation will make the regulatory process in New York more timely, effective and cost efficient for small businesses especially those who are trying to open their doors."

The bills will improve the process the state undergoes when enacting new or amending existing rules and regulations. These measures, which will make the state's information more available for public review, include:

  • Senate bill S5418A extends the public comment period in the State Register from 45 days to 60 days which will provide interested parties more time to submit detailed responses to proposed rules and regulations. By extending the deadline, the community affected by the regulations will have a greater opportunity to address concerns with a proposal, allowing state agencies to craft the most responsible and comprehensive rules and regulations;
  • Senate bill S7096 creates minimum standards for posting of information on a state website that is summarized or referenced in the State Register. The state would have to post the full text of a proposed rule no later than the date of publication of the notice and provide detailed information about where the public can access the information. These requirements would prevent the untimely posting of proposed rules and make it easier for the public to find specifics;
  • Senate bill S7097 requires a proposed or revised rule or another regulatory document's full text to be posted on the applicable state agency's website. No web posting is currently required for a revised rule - even if the text has been extensively revised - or for regulatory impact statements, job impact statements, or flexibility analyses for small businesses, local governments, or rural areas. Since the State Register is already available online, requiring relevant documents that are only summarized in that publication to also be posted online will make the regulatory process in New York more transparent; and
  • Senate bill S7098 requires the full text of every emergency rule to be readily available to the public, either through publication in the State Register or posting on the applicable state agency's website. It is particularly important for regulated parties and the public to obtain timely access to rules that required immediate adoption through an emergency rule-making process.
Senate bills S7097 and S7098 have passed both houses and now headed to the Governor's desk. The other two bills have been sent to the Assembly.

Senator Terrence Murphy, 691 E Main St, Shrub Oak, NY 10588

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June 1, 2016
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Maloney Statement on LGBTQ Pride Month
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney released the following statement in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, which is observed throughout the month of June:
“This year’s pride marks an important milestone for the LGBTQ community - for the first time, all Americans can marry the person that they love regardless of who they are.
“Although we’ve come a long way in the fight for equality, there is much more to be done. State legislatures throughout the country have made it clear that they intend to push a discriminatory agenda. Even in Congress, we’ve recently seen vote-rigging and bullying from the Republican Party to stop my anti-discrimination legislation from passing.
“I call on my colleagues to join me in the fight against discrimination, and encourage all LGBTQ people to remember that we are with you. Especially during this pivotal moment in the LGBTQ rights movement, I wish all of my LGBTQ family a safe and happy pride!”
 Representative Sean Patrick Maloney is the first openly gay member of Congress from New York. After 22 years together, he married his husband Randy Florke in June 2014 in Cold Spring, NY where they live with their three children.  


COMING SOON: Outdoor Summer Music Series.
Every Saturday and Sunday thru Labor Day, North Division St will be closed to traffic for outdoor dining!  Join us for dinner under the stars!!
LINKS:  Event Calendar                    News/Reviews               914-737-6624

& $6 Ladies Night Drinks

$18 two-course Dinner Deal
First course, choice of Soup or Salad, plus 
Entree selections such as Mushroom Ravioli, Cajun Catfish with Butter Beans & Chorizo, Portobello Burger & more. Add dessert for just $3!

THU JUNE 2, 8:30 - 11:30

HOST, Jess Erick Our once-monthly Open Mics are mainly Acoustic, but most styles of music are welcome. We have a full back line including mics, amps and keys. Performers allowed two songs per set, at the discretion of the host, based on length of sign-up list. SIGN UP BETWEEN 8 & 10pmFREE ADMISSION.

The Blues Dogs perform some of the best in old-school Blues... from Muddy Waters to Buddy Guy, and Stevie Ray Vaughn to Eric Clapton. The Blues Dogs is made up of some of the finest musicians around... Pure-bred talent at its best! With pack leader Al Frankel on blues harp & lead vocals, Eric Haight, 
monster Blues guitarist, Tommy Sprock on bass and Gary Schwartz on drums.  $5 Cover.


Anne Carpenter was the Grand Prize Winner of our 2015 Live Band Karaoke Contest. Her prize included a gig with the band Electric Beef!  This is Anne's band debut.
Electric Beef features Tito Wilson on drums/vocals, Artie Walker on bass, Chris Burke on keys and Johnny Marshall on guitar. 
 If you know this band, you know what monster players they are! They'll be performing many Rock covers that will have you dancing all night. 

Special guest appearance by our 2nd Place LBK Winner George Kavana $5 COVER. 
(SUN JUNE 5, 12 Grapes will be CLOSED 
for a private event)

KJ Denhert
Award-winning Urban Folk & Jazz

FRI JUNE 10, 9:30 - 12:30 
The Track!
A Reunion of Drew Bordeaux, Rich Kelly, Chris Burke & Tito Wilson
SAT JUNE 11, 9:30 - 12:30

Rock meets Country with 
The Wendy May Band

Help us celebrate this milestone event and these amazing musicians! 

Dinner & Show reservations: 
12 Grapes Music & Wine Bar, 12 N. Division St., Peekskill, NY 10566

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