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paul April 17, 2014 at 07:48 am
Too bad these company's can't be honest like the US government.
MK Smith April 17, 2014 at 10:22 am
Dump Cuomo. Dump Steve Israel.Read More http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/16/Nancy-Pelosi-House-Republicans-Amnesty
Willie Lester April 17, 2014 at 01:06 pm
I told you once and I will tell you agian, Cuomo can sleep through this election and still beatRead More Robbie Boy.
New York Patriot April 18, 2014 at 01:34 pm
Another concept is that we could adopt an EDUCATED VOTER MODEL. It would again require some kind ofRead More computerized voting procedure. Here's how it might work. You log in to vote and authenticate yourself (as I suggested in my comment above) on your Authenticated Voter Account. Before you may vote, you are presented with 10 randomized questions (from a pool of thousands of questions) regarding BASIC concepts of how the U.S. Government works and is formed. You need to get a 70% (7 out of 10 correct) to vote. Now, while many would rabidly attack that idea, and while it is only being offered to make a point, it is worth noting that foreigners applying for U.S. Citizenship must learn these concepts and pass tests to prove they understand them and that these concepts are allegedly taught in our public schools.
Big_E April 18, 2014 at 01:54 pm
New York Patriot - I accept that challenge. Stereotypically, your college graduates are moreRead More liberal. Your less educated voters are more ignorant. So I will accept that as making for a more liberal voting populace. :)
New York Patriot April 18, 2014 at 02:07 pm
Ummmm........not what I had in mind. My thought is simply that individuals who vote should be moreRead More informed and understand basics of government.
Catherine McLaughlin April 16, 2014 at 11:34 am
Wow what happened to young upcoming politicians......old blood breeds contempt! How very convenient!Read More
Catherine McLaughlin April 16, 2014 at 11:38 am
Integrity..........Laughable LOLOLOLOLO
Catherine McLaughlin April 16, 2014 at 11:41 am
Integrity..........Laughable....LOLOLOLOLOL
STAR dot STAR April 12, 2014 at 09:45 pm
The BUNDY RANCH confrontation is all of us.
frank vecchione April 13, 2014 at 08:11 am
star , resist / never submit. this is not over . we must be prepared for the confrontation , thatRead More will come. in ny also , when the tyrant in albany starts to confiscate our firearms....
brookhavenconfucius April 13, 2014 at 08:37 am
AND FRANK, WE ARE ALL ALONE, TOO ! DONT EXPECT, any of those WHINY politicians, to be with TheRead More People !
From left, Kathleen O’Connor; John McNeiece; Scott Donnelly; County Executive Rob Astorino; Jay Pisco; and Bill McNeiece. Photo credit: Contributed
Deirdre Curran April 10, 2014 at 11:15 pm
Nooooo. He put those away pretty quickly after cutting that ribbon. He's not stupid.
Laura Harrison April 11, 2014 at 08:06 am
Thank you for fighting the good fight for us Deirdre. Wish I could've been there yesterday.
Deirdre Curran April 11, 2014 at 10:19 am
Please contact the County Executive's office and let him know you are not happy about the Field ZoneRead More project.
Alice April 10, 2014 at 10:41 am
These figures may be misleading in as much as they represent the amount of waste collected by theRead More municipality. A low figure may indicate that much is being carted away by private waste management companies; a high figure might indicate not that the residents are generating more waste overall, but that the municipality is picking up almost all of it.
Rob Astorino at a 2012 Playland ceremony. Patch file photo.
Deirdre Curran April 10, 2014 at 07:48 am
This is supposed to happen at 11:00am. Sure hope that whatever Legislators are there with him forRead More the photo op make sure someone walks him over to the parking lot to see an outline of the Field Zone footprint so he can see how large it is.
dita von struedel van trappyodel April 10, 2014 at 08:20 am
Well Deirdre, I guess I'll just have to wait until summer when I can ogle Mr. Scott at the RGC inRead More his Speedo lounging around the pool and smoking a cigar.
Deirdre Curran April 10, 2014 at 09:07 am
Ok, Dita, as per your sardonic wit, that's mean, but it's also pretty funny. Gotta give you thatRead More one. Ugh, what a visual. Speedos are NEVER a good thing. EVER. Uggggh.
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dita von struedel van trappyodel April 9, 2014 at 03:55 pm
If they included the tons of garbage generated by Playland then Rye would be number one by a countryRead More mile.
Scott Peterson April 10, 2014 at 08:48 am
The "Ryotian" penchant to sweep it under the carpet may account for the exclusion Ms.Read More Trappyodel.
Karen Magee. Photo credit: Jessica Bakeman, CapitalNewYork.com
smellypants April 7, 2014 at 11:25 am
We really need to find a way to abolish/outlaw the Teachers Union. They are a terrible impedimentRead More to academic progress.
John B April 7, 2014 at 01:05 pm
Congratulations Karen. I know that you will do a fine job.
eatingdogfood April 7, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Teachers unions should be abolished for the sake of public education.
Deirdre Curran April 3, 2014 at 08:18 am
(and the answer to that rhetorical question should be a resounding: "NOOOOOOO!")
Paul Tillotson April 3, 2014 at 10:58 am
Looks like Gubernatorial " Very Hopeful " Astorino's feet are being put to the fire in theRead More best traditions of the Spanish Inquisition ! Will be interesting to see if he feels that inclusion of the " I saved Playland AND the County Budget " in his upcoming campaign propaganda is worth a protracted & public struggle against the rising tide of opposition to SPI's Chameleon Plan which changes its camouflage so frequently.
Deirdre Curran April 4, 2014 at 09:32 am
The Legislators and County Exec need to tell SPI to get back to the table and resume the reviewRead More process they agreed to (before it started going so downhill for them) or forfeit the whole thing and be cut out of the project. Enough time and money has been wasted. They are wasting taxpayer money at this point and delaying the process even further, throwing Playland into more of a hole. Enough is enough.
BOL Majority Leader Catherine Borgia, NYS Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Rocky’s Deli owner Greg Santone, BOL Chairman Michael Kaplowitz and Legislator MaryJane Shimsky at today’s press conference (Photo credit: Westchester County Board of Legislators /
Anne Iacobuzio April 4, 2014 at 08:21 am
Either an 18 year old is an adult or not. The age for voting, army enlistment, legal drinkingRead More & smoking should be the same. If an 18 year old is not mature enough to purchase a pack of cigerettes, then the 18 year old is not mature enough to vote for our President or enlist in the armed forces.
Scott Peterson April 4, 2014 at 11:53 am
Or be expected to register for the selective service or be allowed to enter into contracts likeRead More student loans or credit cards, to continue your thought Ms. Iacobuzio.
Anne Iacobuzio April 6, 2014 at 10:25 am
Or Scott, what about marriage, an 18 year old can marry but not buy cigerettes. How crazy is that?Read More
tedc April 3, 2014 at 10:55 am
Bad, dishonest management always leaves a pile of issues for a clean-up crew. Seems like this hasRead More been a big part of my life's work in private equity. Sigh. Anyway take a look at my "Playland's 'Brigadoon?' item with photos posted to the Patch Board yesterday. Last nite I sent it to Mr. Sack and the whole bench with my sincere best wishes.
Charmian Neary April 3, 2014 at 02:07 pm
I am willing to say that this council needs time in exec. session to clean up the mess made.Read More Litigation strategy and personnel specific issues should not be worked out in public but the courts construe that narrowly. Just because it's "related to" a legal matter or an employee doesn't give you leeway to be secretive. I am giving Joe the benefit of the doubt here. It is still so refreshing to have the last 4 years behind us -- and that includes Catherine as a collaborator -- the only minority vote more often than not was Joe. For that reason he has a little more of a honeymoon. The corner park issue is simple though. He just needs to send a crew in there to shovel up the gravel and charge whomever laid it in the first place. Then get volunteers from the garden club to make it a pocket park. Problem solved.
Anne McCarthy April 3, 2014 at 04:21 pm
Easy enough, Charmian, and it sounds lovely. It won't be happening any time soon though. I spokeRead More to the owner/realtor of 2 Central. It will be ready for lease on June 1st. Since they don't have a tenant and there will likely be leasehold improvements, I doubt a business opens there until at least July 1st. It will take several months to observe parking and traffic patterns and then the TPS will make a biased recommendation to try to legitimize the theft. We will be past spring and summer and well into fall. BTW, the owner/realtor told me -as an interested lessee- that I could have all 5 spaces in the back (plus the handicap makes 6). I asked about the tenants in the 2 apts upstairs and was told they would only have overnight use of on-site parking. Oh, goodie! Something else to follow-up on the legality of - the variances were given making sure 2 spots were allocated to the apts. The neighborhood has 2-hour parking, where will these tenants put their cars all day if they commute by train? And when they travel?
Robert Guttman March 27, 2014 at 02:34 pm
Everybody is going to claim that they want the railroad to emphasize safety over schedule - untilRead More their train arrives late.
Patrick March 27, 2014 at 09:34 pm
Nope. I say safety schmafety. My morning rush hour trains are 20 minutes late every day for the pastRead More 9 months. Step on it Mr. Engineer. I don't really care if we hit something.
Flower Jasmin March 29, 2014 at 06:19 am
Timeliness is a matter of safety on its own; Once one train is running late then the rest have to beRead More adjusted and errors are more likely.
Deirdre Curran March 27, 2014 at 11:42 am
Thanks Smelly I think so too. Seems to me like it would solve everyone's problems and we couldRead More proceed with moving things forward and making everyone reasonably happy.
Deirdre Curran March 27, 2014 at 11:43 am
See this other Patch posting for link to SPI's meeting with the BOL this Tuesday, it focused on theRead More traffic and parking issues------http://rye.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/spis-traffic--parking-meeting-with-legislators-32514
Deirdre Curran March 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Oh, and here's just one of a couple that are out on the Journal News site in last day orRead More two-----http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2014/03/26/city-rye-wants-control-playland-makeover-plans/6910499/
Pat Godfrey March 24, 2014 at 02:16 pm
This bridge is massively over priced. $14-$16 tolls. It will cost Rocklanders way more to cross theRead More bridge. Where is Nita Lowey on this? Why isn't she looking out for Rockland residents and limiting the toll. All she has done is borrowed 1 Billion dollars which we the NYS tax payer has to pay back. This bridge will be a massive drain on the economy. It will stop Westchester riders from coming to shop at our malls. It will clog traffic for the next 3 years at least. Why are we doing this again?
Stevo March 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
brookhaven - You never fail to show your bigotry in your idiotic posts. What a creep you are!!
brookhavenconfucius March 24, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Thank you Stevo, or is it Sheep-O ? Was that it ?
brookhavenconfucius March 27, 2014 at 08:06 am
Earl, THESE ILLEGALS, "have not filed but are due refunds" ! Guess, we can call thisRead More ILLEGAL ALIEN PATCH, now !
bibliophile March 23, 2014 at 06:24 pm
Let's stop with the euphemisms. ILLEGAL, not "undocumented" is what should be used allRead More the time. Every time this country give out "amnesty" to millions of ILLEGALS, more come illegally and those who wait on line to request entry legally get screwed. I have family living in other countries who would admit them legally since the quota for Europeans had been met here. So, pardon me if I have no sympathy. How about a Dream Act to cut tuition rates for those legally living here and who are burdened with loans, but persevere to get a degree. It took me ten years to pay off my students loans, but I did it to get a BA, MA and a MS!
New York Patriot March 23, 2014 at 07:03 pm
Perhaps after the mid-term elections there will me a Nightmare Act brought for a vote in the thenRead More Republican Senate and Congress. This Nightmare Act will strengthen (no, fortify) our porous borders and begin a massive program of deportation of individuals (and their offspring) who have entered OUR home illegally.
Maire B March 25, 2014 at 07:31 pm
What upsets me is that 29 voted for this dumb idea. As someone above mentioned, why don't allRead More those who just love handing out money to those who are not legal citizens or who have committed crimes just hand over whatever personal amounts they have? This would make the generous libs happy and the rest of us could just support our own favorite charities, too, including the one that begins at home.
An investigator gathers photographic evidence Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the scene of a Metro-North trail collision that left more than 50 people injured. Credit: Patch File Photo
chuck95 March 21, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Patrick, that's really dumb. Dan, the CBS article cited does not mention cameras spying onRead More passengers, despite the way this Patch article is written. As I understand it, there will be a camera facing outward, recording in the direction the train is moving, and one facing inward, recording the engineer, possibly just their hands. I've heard nothing about cameras in the passenger areas.
Dan Seidel March 21, 2014 at 09:26 pm
Then I stand corrected - PATCH misled me. HEY: PATCH!!! report the details please? SensationalismRead More does not make for credibility!!!
joshua tanner March 21, 2014 at 10:36 pm
The Veteran's pool in Depew Park has signs that declare there is 24 hour video surveillance. YetRead More kids were breaking in every night during heat waves and one kid ended up dead. Just because there are cameras doesn't mean anyone is watching.
Chris Clement March 21, 2014 at 10:08 am
License taken away, can't get to work. No income, so can't pay past due taxes. This is illogical.Read More Have these non-payers do community service or something, but to take their DL helps no one. Off Topic: A friend got a speeding ticket and went to court with him. He had to pay a fine and surcharge to NYS. There was another guy who got caught driving without a license or insurance. Second time. He got fined. This guy left court, got in a car and drove away. His car should have been confiscated.
pauline schneider March 21, 2014 at 11:30 am
I wonder if they can't pay because we are still in an economic depression? In a society that reliesRead More on cars, not sidewalks, taking away their ability to commute to a job is tantamount to throwing them into pauper's prison. why not just throw them in jail and be done? It's the same thing.
R Rice March 31, 2014 at 09:30 am
I was just thinking it was a crime to not pay your taxes. So, I guess the whole commit a crime, goRead More to jail thing is out the window. Now we're just suspending their driving privileges? Good to know...
Interested Bystander March 22, 2014 at 08:44 am
Both coasts.
smellypants March 22, 2014 at 10:34 am
Here is the apology: I did not intend to "take a shot at her" but make a suggestion thatRead More would be helpful to her mental health. Interested Bystander - what are you talking about? How many houses do you have in San Diego?
Charmian Neary March 25, 2014 at 11:18 am
So much for my mental health. Now that you've been exposed as the troll I always said you were, yourRead More telling anyone else to get a life is all the more ridiculous. As for focusing on the issues -- trolling is an issue. This is a useful public forum but people like you spoil it.
First responders view the derailment of a Metro-North passenger train in the Bronx borough of New York Dec. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Nick M. March 16, 2014 at 08:46 am
Union culture=taxpayers pay more and receive less. How much $$$ does mta get in taxes yet ticketsRead More are still outrageously expensive. Health care, education, post office, border scurity. Does the govt do anything right? yet nyers always vote for more of it. How many private sector employee receive health insurance and retire after 30 yrs w a full pension?
Tucker J March 16, 2014 at 10:48 am
They should look into the work schedules of the engineers and conductors. These guys get CRAZYRead More overtime- working 80 hrs a week. They DO get rest periods-time and a half- to sleep on the job. The safety rules are manipulated for higher pay- not a safer railroad.
Willie Lester March 17, 2014 at 03:16 pm
Take a close look at Metro North’s pension plan. So good, congress copied it. Enough said.Read More
Deirdre Curran March 14, 2014 at 09:53 am
And a notice to SPI: If you don't think I'll move forward with a Parkland Alienation law suit andRead More tie this thing up in courts for eons....try me. I know one of your new Board Member acquisitions is an Atty. experienced in that stuff (Laura Blackman) and I know that's no accident. SPI should know me well enough by now to know that's where we are probably headed if they don't abandon this Field House nonsense. They have a choice to make. Do the right thing or continue to try to do the wrong thing. Very simple.
dita von struedel van trappyodel March 14, 2014 at 10:25 am
just for the record, there are many, many people in Rye and the County that want SPI's plan. OnlyRead More the vocal minority gets heard here.
Deirdre Curran March 14, 2014 at 10:36 am
You sound an awful lot like John Abate there Dita. SPI's supporters are fewer and fewer every day. IRead More get several reports weekly of their eroding local support just here in Rye. County-wide support? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. Good luck producing that one.
Putnam County Executive  and County Clerk both endorse Murphy for Westchester County Clerk
Scott Peterson March 7, 2014 at 11:15 pm
Yes the county should continue serving the interests of the citizens of Putnam. The paper says itRead More has no intention of publishing the list, then why do they want it? If anything untoward were to happen as a result their irresponsible publishing of Westchester and Rockland county registered, law abiding, gun owners, I have no doubt that the paper would hide behind the First Amendment. I wouldn't mind that the criminal element knows I have weapons, he'll reconsider my house and go to another. It is exactly this kind of crap that gives the NRA all the proof they need when stating that registering firearms is the first step toward confiscation. I doubt anyone thought about that as they rushed headlong into the sleazy world of yellow journalism that Randolph Hearst would be proud of. _____Yes NY should revise its penal code to recognize that any and all gang activities are in fact acts of terror and ruthlessly prosecute gang members under the Patriot Act. The tool is there, regardless of how it came to be, to finish gangs for good in the U.S. How serious can we take politicians who claim to protect the citizens if gangs aren't a historic footnote yet?
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