G. Elmer Pataki still owes the public an explanation as to why he appointed his buddy Senator Bruno's brother, deemed by any who knew him to be emotionally unstable and unqualified, to a position as an acting State Commissioner. Bruno's brother finally got nabbed getting the taxpayers to pay for him to have a 'satellite' office close to his home in Saratoga complete with damask curtains and electric fireplace, among other amenities. G. Elmer's administration was full of political hacks. People in glass houses…. View Comment
Give it up FASNO. The voters of White Plains don't support your position. WP will benefit from another quality school program and it will bring jobs and business to the community, not to mention some open green space that everyone can enjoy. Can we move on already? View Comment
While public corruption in NYS is unacceptable, if Rorygal and tomjohn think that NYers in general are so corrupt and stupid (BTW, my dad was an attorney, no one paid him to sit on a potty) then I say like Anita in West Side Story "Why don't you shut up and get gone?" View Comment
Thank you PW! It's refreshing to read someone who has a measured and rational view of things.
I find it ironic that the same people who call for more accountability on the part of public officials then scream when someone they like is held accountable. From what I read of the audit (and I hope the City will publish it, it is a public document) it seems that Mr. Nicoletti's management style was a detriment to his co-workers and to the taxpayers of the City. And with great respect to his years of service, it seems like it is time for some new thinking in his position. Besides, based on his salary and years of service (I am in the same pension system) he will walk away with a pension of over $100K per year, and that not subject to State taxes. I wish him the best in the future.
What is disturbing here is that the anti-FASNY crowd and a few folks looking to advance their own political agenda (including Mr. Krolian, who doesn't impress me as the sharpest tack in the box) are using this to make some noise. As an old Cuban proverb goes "Empty garbage cans make the most noise". View Comment
I'd like to have those peanuts for a snack. If compliance costs $691K and not complying cost WC $1.1 M in fines, my math says that's over $400K down the drain (no pun intended). Even in a billion dollar budget, you don't throw $400K away. View Comment
How about if for $180K per year WP taxpayers are entitled to a 21st century manager? The audit was clear that Mr. Nicoletti's management style is costing us $ and holding the City back. As a civil servant, I respect his length of stay and thank him for his service, but sometimes it's time to bow out gracefully.
And how about if FASNO and his/her friends stop trying to turn everything into a conspiracy against them. Get over yourself. View Comment
It's a good reminder that, despite all the terrible impact of opioid misuse and addiction, the most destructive drug in our society is still alcohol. I have no problem at all with those who drink responsibly (I have my glass of red wine with dinner for my heart health) but those who get behind a wheel drunk need to face the consequences. Parents need to stop making excuses for teenage drinking and send a clear message to their kids. Even if you can't stop it entirely, don't wink at it and rationalize by saying "they all drink at that age". I'll bet everyone of those arrested this weekend started as underage drinkers. View Comment
If Pataki is a front-runner, then the GOP is really in trouble. I worked for him for 12 years, despite his 'doing the people's business' rhetoric his administration was chock full of political appointees, a number of whom were drunks, emotionally disturbed individuals (including the brother of a prominent politician who was indicted for corruption) and political hacks. He did make some good changes to the civil service system (from which his appointees were exempt of course), other than that I can't think of one real accomplishment that he had as Governor. More of a 'never was' than a 'has been'. View Comment
FASNO and his/her friends are a small group of hysterics who think that FASNY is equivalent to a house of ill repute or a garbage dump. It's a school and we have plenty of room in WP for another school. Their boy Guerriere has run twice and they can't even get him close to getting elected to the Common Council, that they do not represent the majority of citizens here, they just have the loudest mouths. The Common Council has given a lot of deliberation on this issue, and you FASNO people can go sell your houses for a whopping profit to others who like WP as a diverse community with all kinds of schools, public and private. Thank you Tom Roach. View Comment
I've had a couple of close calls with ice and snow coming off the roofs of SUVs and trucks. There really does need to be a State law on this. I agree with howies, if you can't be responsible with clearing the roof of your SUV of ice and snow, you probably shouldn't own one. View Comment
It's time to let intelligent adults make informed choices what medications they need to alleviate their own suffering. Many are already choosing to use cannabis products, let them do so within the law without all the nonsensical restrictions. It's time to stop criminalizing them. View Comment
What nonsense. If you have any evidence that Ms. Paulin is corrupt, produce it. Otherwise, have some respect to someone who may be one of the few decent public servants around. Be ashamed, be very ashamed. View Comment
There was no chaos on the streets of NYC, just some boisterous protesting. The one violent incident was a few wackos were looking for an excuse to stir up nonsense. If you think Cuomo is a 'leftist', then we are speaking an entirely different language. If you don't want to be calm, please go somewhere private and scream your head off and let the rest of us who don't need your violent words have some peace at this troubled time. View Comment