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
Cuomo's no progressive, he's a 'DINO'. He signed same-sex marriage and the gun laws to keep the progressives at bay, but he's quite cozy with Skelos and the Senate Republicans. He's all about power and ego, and that's why his book is so bad. Hopefully once his presidential fantasy is dashed, he'll do the wise thing and forget about a third term, and let a real Democrat run in 2018. View Comment
I hear he's warming them up for Hannibal Burruss.
Pataki's an empty suit, and if you think he's in 'serious contention' maybe the loudmouth across the river can sell you a bridge (or at least an entrance). View Comment
I worked for Pataki, and by the end of his tenure State government was a sinkhole of patronage, with more incompetents, drunks and political hacks as appointees than I ever saw in my 3 decades of public service. So much for 'doing the people's business'. His 'possibility' to get elected president only slightly exceeds mine to become the first Jewish Pope. Get real. View Comment
I feel the same way about all the right-wingers who say that they hate living in NYS. I'd say to them as Anita sang in West Side Story "Why don't you shut up and get gone?" Plenty of folks who just can't wait to come here to take their place. View Comment
As I heard someone say at a public hearing "It's a school, not a brothel". Time for the 'FASNO' crowd to get over themselves and understand that most of White Plains has no issue with this project. We need greenspace not a bunch of new private homes that most of our adult children couldn't afford anyway. FASNY's made concession after concession, and it looks to me like case law favors them anyway. Can we move on already? View Comment
Right, and I'm expecting a call from the College of Cardinals asking me to be the first Jewish pope. Get real. Cuomo's no bargain, but "Soup Is Good" Robbie is an empty suit and a Tea Partier. Looking forward to seeing the back of him in 2017.
Progressives, send a message, vote for Howie Hawkins on Tuesday. View Comment
According to Siena, only 54% of Republicans are supporting Astorino, and 34% are supporting Cuomo. Guess Robbie shouldn't be packing his bags anytime soon. View Comment
Pataki would have never gotten elected Governor in the first place if Mario Cuomo had let go of his ego and not run for re-election. Pataki started off just OK as Governor (he did accomplish a few things at first), and then he was out of ideas (he had only a few to begin with) and without any inspiration, and despite his change rhetoric his administration was full of patronage (I know, I worked in it). His last campaign for President was pathetic and he is nothing now but a tired retread. Hang it up, George Elmer. View Comment
Rasmussen is a Republican-leaning poll which is on average off by 5-6 points, see realclearpolitics.com to see how they stack up (they showed Romney leading by 1% on election day 2012). Astorino will lose by 20-25 %, he is an empty suit, and I'm no Cuomo fan. I'm voting for Howie Hawkins to protest tweedledee-tweedledum politics. View Comment
Astorino's only real jobs plan is for himself. When Republicans talk about jobs, they mean bigger profits for millionaires and minimum wage jobs for the unemployed. Cuomo's no bargain, but Astorino is a joke. View Comment
My wife and I will both be retiring in the next couple of years and look forward to a space like that proposed by FASNY to be able to take walks in a natural setting, and we know others in our age group who feel the same. Ms. Jaffe, with all due respect to her concerns, is not in touch with the majority of White Plains residents who do not share her hostility to this project.
I've seen recent comments from FASNY opponents who say they would like to see this tract used for housing. If ms. Jaffe were correct, and the majority of the rest of the tract were wetlands, then that would make this a rather infeasible idea. From what I have seen having walked the property I believe Mr. Botti's assessment far more.
So if by some chance the idea of single family homes on the tract came to pass (and of course there is the mere detail that FASNY owns the land) what that would do would be to add more homes to a market where supply still outpaces demand and lower the values of our homes. Of course if the tract would be used for affordable housing for poor and working people that might be different, but if I were a betting man, I wouldn't give good odds that the opponents would support that idea. View Comment