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Committee for Election Equality April 19, 2014 at 08:38 AM
Messrs Peterson and Jovanovich, would gather that Mehler, Copolla, Gold and Topol would viewRead MoreAlvarez -Slack-King as the evil axis. As history has taught us, one of these days they will spread themselves too thin, fight their abusive battles on multiple fronts, try to turn the screws on the wrong one(s), look around, and watch their walls cave in...just like Peter Jovanovich who has practically been laughed out of Rye.
Committee for Election Equality April 19, 2014 at 08:47 AM
You might as well add to the list Alvarez-Slack-King-Jovanovich-French-Parker-Filippi-Killian. InRead Moref act, Alvarez runs this school district much like French ran the City - with avarice and deceit and had his co-pilot, Jovanovich, in place at every turn in the bend much like Alvarez uses Slack and vice-versa. "Does anyone else want to come up to the podium"- if we hear that a few more times we are going to vomit.
Committee for Election Equality April 19, 2014 at 08:54 AM
Throw in a few trolls like Louse Dumas, French Toaster-schmuck, and Dita and it is quite the crew.
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.
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.
Scott Peterson April 19, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Update: Wayne PD is investigating security footage from the mall and the stores therein where theRead Morefr auds occurred. Having been forwarded a copy of the footage already obtained, there is little hope of an arrest at the moment. However, I have reason to suspect the Detective investigating the crime is a crusader so I have reason for holding onto to what hope there is. A report has been made with Rye PD but they suggested there would be nothing to come from it as the report is merely a formality required by the banks in order for them to investigate the crime and presumably to meet the requirements of their insurers. Having done more than expected of me, at least from my perspective, if nothing else, I trust that I avoid the regret of not having done so and I find some measure of contentment in that.
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.
Committee for Election Equality April 10, 2014 at 08:09 PM
Yep, win one for the Gipper here. Tedc, you have to wait to see what discovery brings. Obviously,Read MoreY andrasevich has zero plans to go down on his own...;)
Anne McCarthy April 07, 2014 at 02:37 PM
You make me laugh! I look forward to meeting you but not as a sit-in for Smellypants!
Committee for Election Equality April 07, 2014 at 02:39 PM
LOL, LOL!!!
Committee for Election Equality April 07, 2014 at 02:41 PM
btw, the Committee's email is committee.for.electionequality@gmail not as was previously written.
Committee for Election Equality April 07, 2014 at 01:02 AM
"it's not counter-productive to hold Sack to the standards he campaigned on" Exactly, itRead Morei s IMPERATIVE to hold Sack to such standards. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me...;)
Committee for Election Equality April 07, 2014 at 01:31 AM
We interrupt this comment thread for an important announcement: Under IRS rules, an individualRead Morecann ot be treated as both an employee and independent contractor for the same job. The story brought a nearly immediate reaction from the FBI, which that same day subpoenaed Ingerman Smith's records. We believe this poses a BIG problem for Kristen Wilson and Harris Beach, a BIG problem!!!
RyeDad April 07, 2014 at 10:02 AM
Only these four idiots would partake in a celebration of a bridge that took them and Pickup sixRead Moreyear s to put back up. ====================================== Where's Killian? She could have told everyone how hard she works and thank Pickup for the great job he did.
Scott Peterson April 04, 2014 at 05:44 PM
After reading the damning article in the Rye City Review regarding the reinstatement of a convicted Read Moreliar to the police department and the policy changes made that allow said criminal to still profit from his crime, is it possible to expect the elected body to curtail the City Administration in any measurable way? The question to my mind is, why do we go through the charade of electing a City Council if they have no power other than to rubber stamp the decisions made by the employees? That the true owners of Rye, the PEOPLE, do not rally for change suggests that they consent to this form of tyranny. People do indeed get the government they deserve. We disallow pedophiles from being near kids but let law breakers return to law enforcement. That makes total sense, in bizzaro world.
Deirdre Curran April 04, 2014 at 07:05 PM
If SPI would simply re-vamp the plan to eliminate the Field Zone which provides no financialRead Morebenefit to the rest of the park OR Westchester County taxpayers - and it doesn't even pay down the debt service - then all this litigation and potential litigation would likely go away. And everyone could move forward. They are the cause of the problem and they have no one to blame for this "fiasco" but themselves...and of course, their partner in crime, Rob Astorino.
Scott Peterson April 04, 2014 at 09:45 PM
Credibility is the fundamental issue, isn't it, Ms. Curran? I sense this to be the case by theRead Morewords you've used to convey your thought on the issue of Playland. A Government that loses credibility loses any authority to rule and must revert to the use of force in order to sustain itself. A police officer who knowingly falsifies documents is capable of perjury on the witness stand or manufacturing, and or tampering with, evidence. A County Executive who considers property belonging to the citizens of the county as his real estate is capable of selling all N.Y.'s public sites to the highest bidder as Governor in the name of "privatization". I am not saying that the lying businessman will be a lying cop nor that the patronage minded CE will be a villainous Governor necessarily only that the train of logic leads to such conclusions if left to run to the end of the line. Since there is no shortage of unemployed, those proven to be incredible must have their jobs because it suites some interest. The City that employs O. Paul Shew's accomplice to be his replacement, a felon to carry a weapon and wear a badge, a planner who boasts of plagiarism and accountants who seemingly care more about how much we can borrow rather than how much we can save is hard to have faith in. Thankfully the school system make property here a reasonable investment but the credibility of that too is suspect now. Want to buy a house?
Charmian Neary April 07, 2014 at 02:39 PM
There are no words.
Bob Zahm April 07, 2014 at 07:10 PM
@PSL - You agreed to the terms of service. If your post violates them - which is determined byRead MorePatch at their discretion - they can take it down. Period. So your pleading would seem to be a waste of time.
Committee for Election Equality April 07, 2014 at 07:43 PM
Bob, let's talk about something more important. Are you clear on what your line of questioningRead Moreshou ld be regarding the absconded with park tomorrow night? It was also suggested that you have Anne McCarthy close by in case this Mount Rushmore of a City Council decides to utter some words and the going gets tough. Also, it is not advisable to look for an acknowledgement of a crime committed or a law broken, as that is only for a judge to decide. Our tulips have started to push up last week...;)
yvette goldman April 03, 2014 at 08:01 PM
That's where SPI plans on putting the condos and townhomes. I'm sure the streets will have cuteRead Morenam es like Carousel Drive and Dragon Coaster Road to remind us of what was once a beautiful family park. They're not going away. There's gold in them thar fields!
Deirdre Curran April 04, 2014 at 09:37 AM
Many of the Legislators I've talked to clearly see this for the Land Grab that it is and recognizeRead Moret he long term SPI plan is to eventually make that Amusement Park go away. We just need to convince ALL of them. This group needs to go back to wherever they came from and stop trying to co-opt public park land for their own private commercial real estate development and profit. We're on to them and there ain't nothing 'SUSTAINABLE' about them.
Committee for Election Equality April 02, 2014 at 10:35 AM
Can you go into more depth about what you mean when you wrote "scope limitations on the BruneRead More& amp; Richard investigation into Mr. Yandrasevich & "co-conspirators."
Committee for Election Equality April 02, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Are you saying they just tested Y's "entities?" What about the Golf Club as a whole - did Read Morethey test if cash disbursement and accounts payable reduction are reconcilable. "I was told essentially that cash testing was sufficient" - who told you this? Who selected the forensic auditors? Not making any accusations, but it is clear from B&R's bio that they are Sack's handpicked securities law firm...
tedc April 02, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Ah yes - "the party line" - on why no former fiduciary interviews were sought. Well itRead Moregoe s like this - the B&R sub-contracted forensic auditors found no CASH transfers between any of Mr. Y's various entities and any of the aforementioned prior Rye City fiduciaries. Essentially - no cash trail, no suspicion of any co-conspiracy. It's just that simple. I listened to this and then explained that cash testing was one of several tests required in a forensic examination. I was told essentially that this cash testing was sufficient. When I explained how trade and barter tests would be kind of basic here since the prime suspect ran a catering business that could provide high end private hospitality for political patrons and political donors behind closed doors and THAT might be a reason for politicians to secretly allow an RM Staffing start-up to violate every single Rye City Internal Control provision on its books at the time - I was met by a blank stare. Then I brought up the fact that the cases and cases $230+ A BOTTLE wine found in the castle could have been easily used in just such a patronage payoff scheme - used to "gifts" donors and supporters via mailings after events, or anytime in particular, and that very physical existence of this potential trade fraud indicator would cause any responsible forensic tester to throw a wider net covering trade and barter transactions - that too was met by a blank stare. And this kind of artificial B&R investigation scope limitation was exactly why stepped up and mentioned Mr. Plunkett, and New York’s Pataki Machine. Questions?
Deirdre Curran April 01, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Well. THAT was fast. Meetings usually run about two hours, this one was over in less than fifteenRead Moremi nutes. Recap: March 31, 2014 (yesterday) SPI sent a letter to Astorino's office saying, "...the legal actions mentioned above throw into question the County's entire approval process and we cannot continue with the PIP review unless these issues are resolved." They are talking about the SECOND lawsuit Legislator Ken Jenkins filed in December and the letter from Rye dated 3/20/14. Then this morning Kevin Plunkett sent a letter to Pete Harckham's committee saying that based on that letter from SPI "the Administration does not believe a meaningful discussion can take place at today's scheduled committee meeting. Without SPI present, it is inappropriate to discuss the PIP." Then Pete Harckham's Committee agreed to table the whole thing and suspend review of the PIP until a later time. So...
Deirdre Curran April 01, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Oh, and BTW - rather than show up to let everyone know that this is where they stand, SPI wasRead More(again ) a no-show for a Legislative Committee meeting they were called to be at. They bowed out by submitting a letter. Classy. If that were my plan and I were trying to sell it, I would have been there in person to go over this with the Legislators. The head of Central Amusements was in the room. Julie Killian, Laura Brett and Terry McCartney were in the room. Anyone from SPI? NOPE. No one.
tedc April 01, 2014 at 01:24 PM
Curious. I guess no one called ahead. Deirdre what did Msss Killian & Brett & Mr. McCartney Read Moredo at this session? Did they address the legislators - speak to individual legislators?
tedc March 29, 2014 at 12:12 PM
Excellent and informative. Thank you Tom Murphy. Catherine Parker - you were elected to representRead Moreus - WHERE DO YOU STAND?
Deirdre Curran March 29, 2014 at 05:57 PM
Yes, good question TedC. Where DOES the woman who essentially ran on an ENVIRONMENTALIST platformRead Morest and on this matter??? EVERYONE IN HER DISTRICT should be asking her that question.
Deirdre Curran March 29, 2014 at 05:58 PM
A great Op-Ed on the Journal News by none other than Rye's own TedRead MoreCarroll:-------http://www.lohud.c om/story/opinion/readers/2014/03/29/playland-needs-proper-management/7034327/
tedc March 28, 2014 at 09:10 AM
LOL Charmian! Well done. The definition is above btw but we know what you meant.
Charmian Neary March 28, 2014 at 01:25 PM
It was below when I wrote it. Also Patch shrank it. I hope it's readable. This is the bestRead Moredistincti on I've seen between someone merely being anonymous and/or quarrelsome, and someone intent on trolling. They always cry "censorship"
smellypants March 28, 2014 at 05:34 PM
Oh lighten up Charmian.
Deirdre Curran March 27, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Read Morehttp://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2014/03/26/city-rye-wants-control-playland-makeove r-plans/6910499/
Charmian Neary March 27, 2014 at 03:38 PM
Catherine Parker said in the same meeting that she doesn't want increased Playland attendanceRead Moreeither .
tedc March 29, 2014 at 12:32 PM
Just drove down Central past "Gravel Park" and made the right onto the Post Road. ThatRead More&qu ot;curb cut" allowing cars to enter the park is now out from under the permafrost and its a real professional permanent job. This was no temporary set up. This was a "taking" - in progress. And remember, that park well within the 100 foot wetland buffer zone designated by Chapter 195 of the city code.
Committee for Election Equality March 29, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Mrs. McCarthy, along side of your State complaint, do you know if you can file a motion for aRead Moreprelim inary injunction to halt the taking in its tracks? A call to the Clerk of the Court on Monday may get you the answer.
Deirdre Curran March 29, 2014 at 06:01 PM
WHO - that was excellent and very clever.
Anne McCarthy March 25, 2014 at 10:52 PM
I am interested in how much the City of Rye spent on this Bassett case. A $50,000 negotiatedRead Moresettle ment could have been achieved within a few months of the unfortunate incident. The guy was at a reception following his father's funeral. After a jury trial, the City hounded him with appeal after appeal, really? In the Caspi case, it's a tougher call since the City is being sued for $10MM...I guess it was quite a beating. But, yeah, if $750,000 is what they've spent - that's a lot of legal fees for Rye.
Deirdre Curran March 26, 2014 at 11:11 AM
My head hurts.
RyeDad March 26, 2014 at 01:19 PM
That was not a typo. Rye has spent about $750,000 in legal fees on the Caspi case. I suspect Rye'sRead Morel awyers have sucked enough out of this case. Once the legal fees dry up they will probably look to settle the case. ====================================== What's a good amount for an 18 year old kid getting falsely arrested and having his face and head smashed by the cops where he lives? Probably in the $2,500,000-5,000,000 range not counting any punitive damages. ======================================
smellypants March 25, 2014 at 03:20 PM
Well I, for one, don't want 1 million visitors and neither, apparently, does Catherine Parker (Read Morethan ks Deirdre for the link, I watched pieces of it)... and I wouldn't think the people of Ryan's park would either. Why not "manage" it to a lower number and "flatten" out the peaks? Econ 101 - set the pricing/discounting structure such that you get 700,000 higher rollers rather than 1 million lower rollers... and they are spread out over the full year.
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) March 25, 2014 at 05:06 PM
And here's the BOL press release:Read Morehttp://rye.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/lawmakers-rep ort-on-their-playland-parking-meeting
Deirdre Curran March 26, 2014 at 02:33 AM
Smelly, I agree with you that at first glance the way you worded it above sounds good, but theRead Moreprobl em with that plan is that they are counting on Central Amusements as the Amusement park operator to generate ALL of the revenue that will pay for the badly needed capital improvements to the park. That revenue has to be produced. None of it is coming from the Field Zone. How is CAI supposed to raise enough revenue to do that when they are being given a 50% capacity parking lot? Mike Kaplowtiz also pointed out today that SPI's plan doesn't cover retiring the debt service. The whole point of this thing was to get the burden off the County taxpayers. SPI isn't going to do that. I'm not sure we ever even *would* actually see one million, but it's been done in the past. Doing that by opening the park earlier in the season, keeping it open later in the season and opening all seven days a week would mitigate the crash impact it would have on the neighborhood and would help flatten out the peaks somewhat. They were essentially using that as a "what if" sort of number goal because they know it's happened in the past and God help us, if they have a great season with great weather and it happens again, money in the coffers is great, but where will all the cars go? THEN it's going to be a serious, serious burden on the community, you're correct. One way to make sure it's NOT is to make sure they have as much parking as possible to handle it.
smellypants March 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM
I am as confused as anyone!
French Toast March 24, 2014 at 11:40 AM
BREAKING: http://rye.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/further-proof-smellypants-is-dita-van-struedel
tedc March 24, 2014 at 11:45 AM
I think you gotRead Moreher! http://rye.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/further-proof-smellypants-is-dita-v an-struedel
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