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Scott Peterson July 24, 2014 at 04:48 PM
There is a lot under the water table that slipped between the cracks over time Tedc, much of itRead Moreallo wed to in order to keep image priority 1. I think it is time to have a chat about things within the over all cause and effect theme as all life is a chain of reactions stemming from 1 single cause left go. Hen Island, maybe a one off, RCGC maybe a 2 off but that would be a losing ticket to punch on election day
Scott Peterson July 24, 2014 at 04:52 PM
It got my attention is all. When among other things, our paid employee, the City Planner, bragsRead Moreabou t, "plagiarism", the theft of another's idea, and laughed about it on camera in statements before the seated elected body and the City Manager with Corporate Council and the City Clerk, in attendance and no one blinked but him when I pulled his ass on the carpet. I managed better dive bars than this is run.
Scott Peterson July 24, 2014 at 04:54 PM
As men, Tedc, I do not have to remind anyone that I am no one's property I owe nothing to any thing Read Moreother than me and mine mind.
Fair and Balanced July 24, 2014 at 06:44 PM
So everything you wrote in the article is BS. Thought you hated BS?
Fair and Balanced July 24, 2014 at 06:45 PM
Tedc claimed this article was well researched before the author admitted it wasn't.
Anne McCarthy July 24, 2014 at 07:35 PM
The type of variance requested by the owner was incorrectly categorized as a use variance ratherRead Moretha n an area variance. The requirements for the use variance and the subsequent description of the area variance are accurate. The knowledgeable person I spoke with yesterday said there are more than a few instances of clarifying the difference between use and area variances, meaning they are frequently confused. I am attaching a link to the NYS Zoning Board of Appeals guidelines which was my reference -and confirmed to be the correct document to read as a roadmap for ZBAs. http://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/publications/Zoning_Board_of_Appeals.pdf **************************************************** A mistake which is quickly corrected is quite different from BS which is to talk nonsense, typically to be misleading or deceptive. Not to bring back bad memories but the easiest example I recall of BS is when Jovanovich and Filippi tried to persuade us all that a 60-unit apt building was a good idea for the Lester's building site, then owned by the City. The BS part was when we were told if we didn't do this, we'd take a bath on the building. The commercial real estate market was dead, never coming back, "I'm in the business, I know". The loss was minimal. I wonder what we could sell it for today, had we held it just a little longer? It's water under the Central Ave Bridge but it was, indeed, a heavy load of BS.
RyeDad July 24, 2014 at 05:58 PM
tedc, As far as I can tell there are two policies on alcohol/drug testing at the Rye PD. One is aRead Morewr itten mandatory random drug testing policy that all members of the Rye PD are subject to random drug testing every three months. Unfortunately, it appears this written policy has been completely ignored which would be a major breach to the public trust. For some reason (incompetence, coverup, who knows?) apparently no drug tests have been performed in 2 years. I'm sure the folks that accredit the Rye PD would be interested in this. ======================================= The other policy is unwritten. It goes something like this: If you have an accident at Pickup's house you apparently are automatically tested for drugs/alcohol. If you pass, apparently because this is Pickup's house, you are tested again. If you pass again, apparently you are then taken to police h.q. and tested again. If you pass you are then allowed to go home. ======================================= However, if at around the same time frame your drunk, driving on the wrong side of the road at about 70 MPH, hit two trees while also almost hitting someones house who is not politically connected and/or an adversary of the City of Rye, you can get a free pass. Heck, not only will the Rye PD not test you for alcohol/drugs or arrest you, the Rye PD won't even mention in the official police report that you were drunk, speeding and hit two trees on the wrong side of the road. ====================================== Connors accident occurred in broad day light. It involved striking a child pedestrian in a crosswalk while apparently on his cell phone. According to accounts, no alcohol or drug tests were performed and Connors left the scene of the accident prior to the investigative agency, the County PD, showing up. He went to city hall while the injured child apparently still lay in the roadway. Connors could have been tested at city hall or at the hospital where he went later. Did the County PD go to city hall or the hospital to interview Connors like they went to interview the child he struck at the hospital and also went to two witnesses homes that night to interview them? The report says they didn't interview Connors until 2-3 days later. ======================================= Connors had major heart surgery in July 2008 which was about two months or so after receiving a vote of no confidence from the Rye cops. Was his license ever administratively taken away for medical reasons? If it was, had he gotten it back? Was he taking any prescription medication for any possible medical condition at the time of the accident? Did anyone ask? ======================================= I hope this clears up what the policy is.
Average Citizen July 24, 2014 at 06:55 PM
Dad, can you post the written policy? I have never heard of mandatory drug testing every threeRead Moremont hs.
RyeDad July 24, 2014 at 08:11 PM
You seem above average to me so I'm sure you can find it yourself. It's a public record.
RyeDad July 22, 2014 at 09:33 AM
Feel better Bugsy.
Anne McCarthy July 22, 2014 at 03:20 PM
Thanks for keeping us posted. Glad Hen Island is on the agenda for the August 4th meeting. WeRead Moreused to have a small boat - 19' Sea Ray. We sold it because it was too depressing leaving Milton Harbor. I felt like we were boating through raw sewage (I guess we were). We thought it would be nice to just take the boat out of the harbor and take a swim. YUCKEE. Bye bye boat.
tedc July 23, 2014 at 05:21 PM
Oh well, Patch's "Reply" function is acting up again. I can see a few lines of Bob'sRead Morereply in the comments tease but they don't show here on the string.
Bob Zahm July 23, 2014 at 05:24 PM
For you, Ted, here's how I replied: The numbers come from the property card associated with 2Read MoreCentra l Avenue. The process / timeline info comes from a conversation with one of the people working in the assessor's office. I did not ask where / if the process has been documented for the general public.
tedc July 23, 2014 at 05:38 PM
Excellent work Bob. The assessment process and procedures and methods are legally required to beRead Morecom prehensive, written (not just oral) and always publicly available. Otherwise, discriminatory assessments based on favoritism, political contributions or other abuses can result. 2 Central appears to have benefited from just such an abuse.
Interested Bystander July 24, 2014 at 09:35 AM
Ah yes, "what a sight to see". Were there only video of this magnificent performance.Read MoreWhat I wouldn't give to see it even on tape. I see StevesWorld is still playing at the local cinema.
AllianceforGoodGovernment July 24, 2014 at 04:11 PM
This just in from ECF/CM - all motions denied. Defendants to answer Amended Complaint by August 12, Read More2013 where Plaintiffs proceed for compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys fees, and costs.
Bob Zahm July 24, 2014 at 04:46 PM
ORDER: Upon a review of the moving papers, Defendants' opposition, and arguments at the hearingRead Moreheld July 23, 2014, Plaintiff's application seeking, inter alia, an order activating his membership is DENIED. It is well settled that a party seeking preliminary injunctive relief must demonstrate, among other requirements, "either (a) likelihood of success on the merits or (b) sufficiently serious questions going to the merits of the case to make them a fair ground for litigation and a balance of hardships tipping decidedly toward the party requesting preliminary relief." LaForest v. Former Clean Air Holding Co., 376 F.3d 48, 54 (2d Cir. 2004); accord Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. VCG Special Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., 598 F.3d 30, 35 (2d Cir. 2010). Plaintiff has failed to proffer sufficient evidence in support of his claims and his application. Plaintiffs motion to strike Defendants' opposition papers is DENIED as meritless. Defendants' papers are not "pleadings." Fed. R. Civ. P. 7(a)(1)(7). Furthermore, the purportedly "scandalous" email exhibits of which Plaintiff complains are properly authenticated by testimony, Fed. R. Evid. 901(b)(l), and are in conformity with the email exhibit which Plaintiff himself provided in his affirmation filed in connection with the emergency application, (see Doc. 6 Ex. A). The motion to intervene is likewise DENIED. The proposed intervenor, iviewit Holdings, Inc., has failed to demonstrate any interest in Plaintiffs asserted claim, the right to a pool membership. Cf Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a). Moreover, "a corporation, which is an artificial entity which can only act through agents, cannot proceed prose.... Since, of necessity, a natural person must represent the corporation in court,... that [natural] person [must] be an attorney licensed to practice law before [the district] court[]." Jones v. Niagara Frontier Transp. Auth., 722 F.2d 20, 22 (2d Cir. 1983) (internal quotation marks and citations omitted). Plaintiff, the Chairman and CEO of iviewit Holdings, Inc., admits he is not an attorney. The Clerk of Court is requested to terminate the motions (Docs. 18 & 24). SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Nelson Stephen Roman on 7/24/2014) (lnl)
tedc July 18, 2014 at 05:07 PM
Very civilly said Anne. I told Mayor Sack almost the same thing that Judge (Mayor) Carey hasRead Morewritten here. But Mr. Sack's intentions are in the right place - they just need a little tweaking. I also knew Mayor Morehead and Judge Carey has represented him here accurately. I'm going to donate in Mr. Morehead's honor. I'm going to encourage our current Mayor to study Mayor Morehead's history a little closer and - expand his creativity.
Interested Bystander July 18, 2014 at 02:11 PM
With a tiny marketing budget like that it's no surprise attendance has decreased. TypicalRead MoreRepublican strategy. If it's for the public, starve it! Schools, hospitals, libraries-- it's all the same to them.
Oldtimer July 18, 2014 at 07:09 PM
If you like your Playland you can keep your Playland.
Deirdre Curran July 19, 2014 at 08:26 AM
We like Playland and we *are* going to keep Playland. We're also going to finally hold the County's Read Morefeet to the fire to make sure they do right by that park for a change.
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