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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.
tedc April 11, 2014 at 06:12 PM
We - of The Corridore of Corrution - are not alone in our views.
Scott Peterson April 11, 2014 at 10:03 PM
While the numbers are telling, the most glaring statement is the low percentage of the totalRead MoreAmerica n population that partook in the survey. It seems hardly news worthy to report that Americans distrust the ethics of career politicians since the concept of professional politician is inconsistent with the founding principles of America as they are taught in basic education. An interesting contrast would have been to ask if their respective politicians were more or less ethical than politicians from other areas. The idea of spending vast amounts of money in order to ask for a non paying or low paying job is hard to apply ethical logic to. Logic becomes harder to apply when one considers the state of affairs at all levels of the political spectrum which seems the result of less than ethical people making the decisions. However, by continuing to elect those who represent what we aspire to be rather than those who represent who we actually are, only the interests of those we aspire to be will be served. The obvious priority interest seems to be to deny the aspirations of electorate in order to maintain exclusivity. If we truly have a representative democracy, what does the poll actually say about the ethics of the represented?
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