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Ray J Tartaglione April 18, 2014 at 11:09 PM
This was reprinted from the letters to the editor section of the March 2014 Rye Record. I believeRead MoreEx -Mayor French sent it to the Rye Record, knowing that his friend, editor and owner of the Rye Record would edit and remove unfavorable comments. Aren’t we happy he is no longer the Mayor of Rye?
Scott Peterson April 18, 2014 at 11:38 PM
On second look you can see that the picture is clearly photoshopped because you see the formerRead Moremayor 's belt. Everyone who has heard Alice's Restaurant will know that the cops would have taken that from him to prevent any hangings. My first impression of the picture gave me hope but I find contentment in the consolation prize of a good chuckle.
Charmian Neary April 18, 2014 at 11:45 PM
Oh hell yes. He made a fool of himself at that Board of Legislators meeting, by the way. If he knew Read Moreanything about the legislative process he'd know that stating his position for "consideration"—like submitting an "advisory opinion" for "review"—is essentially meaningless. Funny how he and Catherine Parker are pitching the same nonsense. They've been working like tag team wrestlers since their clever effort to elect Peter Jovanovich mayor. We see how well that turned out—which explains their spiteful attempts to undermine Rye City's standing in this matter.
Committee for Election Equality April 19, 2014 at 02:18 AM
Just read a Letter to the Editor by Shelly Karlen, who we are big fans of. She makes 2 excellentRead Morepo ints when she points to the persona of Commissioner King, and it is our point of view that the King/Alvarez/Slack trio are, in effect, the 21st Century version of the Hitler/Mussolini/Tojo axis powers - persecute, conquer, destroy, occupy our minds and our lands. The other aside to her Letter is the Law/Slack/Sack/Slack/Ingerman Smith matter still not vetted, still not investigated, neatly tucked under the rug. Surely, this rookie Mayor realizes that the issue is not going away, no matter how hard they try. It is as if, checking with the City Clerk prior to, "Do I hear a motion to sweep the Law/Slack/Sack/Slack/Ingerman Smith issue under the rug?" ...pause..."I'll make that motion, do I hear a second?" "Second"..."All in favor say Aye" ..."Aye" "all in Favor say no"..."motion passes."
Scott Peterson April 19, 2014 at 03:02 AM
Committee, If I may, surely there is a better comparative trio you could use that falls somewhereRead Morebe tween the small crimes against humanity committed by Moe, Larry and Curly and the global encompassing crimes against humanity committed by Hitler, Tojo and Mussolini, isn't there? I don't mean to belittle your point, although I do admit I am confused as to what it is. Seriously, the comparison is a bit melodramatic and quite too long in the tooth in my honest, admittedly unsolicited, opinion. In light of some of some of your posts, I am hesitant to restate that which Bob Zahm, Andrew Dapolite, myself and others have over time, where is the proof? The constant yammering without offering evidence other than more yammering about the high crimes and misdemeanors perpetrated by seemingly everyone not a member of the committee, while entertaining, has gotten stale. Show evidence as tedc, heal the harbor and others or at least the balls to face those you accuse while standing at the podium and put your case on record, brown tie optional. I mean no offense other than that given to my intelligence.
Committee for Election Equality April 19, 2014 at 03:31 AM
Again, the "point" is misconstrued, whether intentional or not. Mrs. Karlen brought upRead Moreth e point, we agree, and in neither case are accusations hurled. What is hurled is an appearance of impropriety that has not been vetted. As in the statement if Ed Fox, the escape hatch, if you will is the catchall, never alleged "accusation" which is not the case here. This "point" is not an issue for the Council or the BOE where if it were it would be like playing Texas Hold em with two one eyed Jacks. It is a matter for the public outcry to bring the actors forth and show the lack of an appearance, and if you think the Ingerman Smith report was the end of it, pass over the Kool-Aid you are drinking.
tedc April 18, 2014 at 03:55 AM
It's now spring of 2014 and we still don't have these answers. Thanks Banana Ryepublic.
zxcvb April 18, 2014 at 09:58 AM
Looks like Astorino forgot to do his homework. Even the committee that recommended SPI had concerns Read Morethat were never addressed. Based on this performance and no other accomplishments a promotion to governor would be in order, of course.
Scott Peterson April 18, 2014 at 10:43 AM
There is logic in your statement zxcvb when viewing the available evidence. It appears that whenRead Moreon e can not be fired or convicted for lack of provable evidence, one is promoted. When considered, this appears to be standard operating procedure within civil service as a whole. Our political system being described as the choice of two evils implies that neither choice is worthy but rather one is less intolerable than the other. I have no faith in our current Governor's capacity for reason tempered with compassion but he is the devil we know while the CE is the one we know less. As the Executive has been allowed to assume power over the Legislative at the national level with some little effort, the Executive at lower levels have followed the example set. Maybe just firing the lot of them and hosting a jobs fair is the only reasonable choice.
tedc April 17, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Update: The BOL's Democratic Caucus has put out a separate statement on the SPI fiasco. It provides Read Moredetailed remarks from many Westchester legislators. Notably absent from it is any mention of - or comment from - Rye's Catherine Parker (D).
RyeDad April 17, 2014 at 01:48 PM
tedc, In defense of Parker maybe she is changing her party affiliation again. Perhaps she will beRead Morea Republican this time. She can join the ranks of Carolin "Cunning" (ham) and Arthur Trampleman.
dita von struedel van trappyodel April 17, 2014 at 11:50 PM
Shame on all of you SPI haters! The very small minority has trumped the interests of the wholeRead Morecoun ty. I look forward to hearing your insights on how this mess called Playland doesn't fall into the sea from neglect and rot. I'll remind everyone the next time someone is hurt or maimed on a ride or there is a riot who the luddites were who were responsible for the Park's demise. Thanks for nothing.
Deirdre Curran April 17, 2014 at 11:48 AM
BOL PRESS RELEASE: Read Morehttp://westchesterlegislators.com/newsroom/2462-sustainable-playland-withdraws-f rom-review-process-legislators-exercise-due-diligence-sustainable-playland-backs-out.html
Deirdre Curran April 17, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Article that includes another BOL press release from the Democratic Caucus: Read Morehttp://whiteplainscnr. com/2014/04/16/board-of-legislators-caucus-stops-just-short-of-telling-sustainable-playland-come-back-to-the-playland-reviews-or-else/
Rye Reader April 18, 2014 at 09:36 AM
Champagne chilling indeed! But I won't pop the cork until SPI's demise is official.
Scott Peterson April 16, 2014 at 09:30 PM
@tedc; While my wife hits a couple of places whose names I don't recall for her lady needs, theRead Morepre ponderance of our shopping is done at stop and shop, home depot, pathmart and CVS. Gas is usually from the station across from the home depot and my wife uses the valero station by Costco on occasion. While there are portable devices that can be used to scim cards, as I'm finding out, the increase in news reports of late indicate the ease of which the mounted devices can be set up so I can't say exactly how the data transfer happened only that it evidently did while the card remained in our constant possession. I spoke to the manger on duty at our local CVS about the threat and he went to great lengths to try to assure me that it could not happen there. I appreciate his position though I have been to the store many times and, in spite of his assurances to the contrary, have seen many times when the staff responsible for the self check out area were otherwise occupied. With that in mind, I explained that I no longer have faith in the self serve and that my intent was to inform a store of the situation so that no one could claim later that they didn't know. Later today my wife ran errands which included speaking to those mangers she could in the other places we frequent though I cannot faithfully offer an account of her conversations, she told me she had similar conversations which were met professionally by most of those she spoke to. I think I need to state once again, we lost nothing in the immediate, our account will balanced but I really would appreciate were some one to take the time to forewarn me so I gladly take the time to forewarn others. Due to the information I was given by the store mangers where the fake card was used, in a NJ mall, should the local police there or any other interested law enforcement investigate this, they should have zero problems making an arrest from which more could be learned, perhaps. In closing, it may be interesting to note that my wife explained to me that a couple of the people she spoke to today indicated that the same had happened them. I don't mean to imply that they said it was recent because I simply wasn't there to know what exactly was said or how but that was the impression she conveyed to me in the retelling.
tedc April 17, 2014 at 04:54 PM
"Gas is usually from the station across from the home depot and my wife uses the valeroRead Morestation by Costco on occasion." You are a smart value shopper indeed. Those are the places I would insist on doing my own swiping and before doing so take a good look at the card slot. There is a lot of action at both spots.
Scott Peterson April 17, 2014 at 07:21 PM
Indeed tedc although the station near home depot is full service and the machine they use is manned Read Moreby their staff. This doesn't rule them out naturally although none of the places I shop are either ruled in or out, they are just the most likely places it occurred. Again, I have no way of knowing how or where the card data was obtained only that it never left either of our hands for the past few months except wherever my wife may have handed it over. After some further consideration though I remembered that we typically order pizza using the card so there is another avenue that may or may not be a dead end. In anticipation, we buy our pizza from Al Dente in town and have no more or less reason to suspect them as any of the other places we shop. I mention them only because I shop there on occasions including the day before the attempted fraud occurred and to acknowledge that giving my card number over the phone, to anyone, is a risky proposition in any event. As to the value shopping, that could just the the ole Florida redneck in me shining through. As far as I can tell, the only way to save money is to not spend it unless needed and when there is a need, spend it as well as possible.
Committee for Election Equality April 15, 2014 at 04:27 AM
Get to discovery, and let the depositions begin!!!
RyeDad April 15, 2014 at 08:48 AM
tedc, It is a real travesty that Leon was skipped over. He certainly deserved it for all theRead Morecorrup tion he exposed. ======================================= The other travesty is we still have Pickup as our City Manager. At the very least I believe he is guilty of mismanagement as far as what occurred at Rye Golf Club under his watch. ====================================== Do you know if Pickup is going to testify under oath at the Grand Jury? He is Rye's chief fiduciary officer so if he isn't, why not? What about Connors? He approved a $250,000 payment to RM Staffing and then was Pickup's choice to start a criminal investigation into RM Staffing. What about Pickups secretary whose kids supposedly had jobs at RM Staffing? What about French and Parker who conducted their own investigation into RGC? What about Nodarse who threw a FREE party complete with caviar and top shelf booze for Suzie Morrison at the RGC and then illegally withheld records of this event? ====================================== If none of these people are going to testify then who is? I think the credibility of the Grand Jury will be undermined if these people are not called to testify. Are we taxpayers going to pay for Brune & Richard or their auditors to testify while giving a free pass to the likes of Pickup?
Anne McCarthy April 15, 2014 at 09:05 AM
Fought like ferrets in a sack...the imagery is great.
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