The tax payers will be getting screwed again on this one. Who knows where the money will be going or who's pockets get filled with tax payers money. How many politicians or their pals will profit off of this 5.2 billion dollar deal? View Comment
This is exactly why we need changes in our laws that govern politicians and the professional code of conduct and responsibility and accountability. We need higher standards in our to hold these corrupt politicians more accountable for there actions so that they don't just walk away with a slap on the wrist in some country club federal prison and on the tax payers dime again.
A year in federal prison means he'll be out within 10 months or less. How many other crimes did he
commit besides tax evasion that were either dropped or he got away with?
Tax payers are sick of the politicial corruption here in westchester county. View Comment
The town and the school district both need careful monitoring of all expenditures by a committee that is not hand picked. Tax payers are being ripped off left and right year after year.
Its time we had careful monitoring of all expenses and find ways to reduce spending that would in turn reduce the budget. We get no services for our tax dollars in Somers, unless of course you want to count our Library and the Somers fire dept & Police Dept as services? Our roads are completely in need of repairs and not patch work. Our town buildings are falling apart and most are
not up to code. In fact, according to John Keane,(Planning Board) the town has over 250 town code violations that are still unfixed. Including stormwater runoff entering private properties. View Comment
Every Politician should be carefully monitored here in Westchester and every expenditure should be monitored very closely to avoid misuse of tax payers hard earned money.
There is a good reason why Westchester County is the highest taxed in the world. The simple answer is because of CORRUPTION and misuse of power, misuse of tax payers funds, out of control spending, over-lapping of services, no bid contracts where certain politicians are getting kicvkbacks on our money. We have politicians in office way to long. We need short term limits in order to stop corruption. We need careful monitoring of where, and how are tax dollars are spent.
Politicians need to be held to a much higher standard then we have in place now. We give politicians slaps on the wrist for crimes against the people who voted them into office.
We need to set an example of all corrupt politicians ensread of the slap on the wrist and sentenced to some country club for 10 months. Its a big joke and a complete insult to the american people and to our so called justice system that is way out of wack. View Comment
GreenburghDad: You maybe right but the thing is no ones stands up and fights these corrupt
Politicians who are driving people out of Westchester County each year.
In the town of Somers, a former topwn board member was quoted as saying that:
" The Town is Run Like A Mafia".
That town board member could not take it anymore because of the corruption within that town and said that: " The town Supervisor is a LIAR, and should have never been put in any position of trust".
The town has tried everything to cover-up everything, including having personal ties with certain newspapers who have been doing political favors to keep the bad news out of the papers. View Comment
Dear Mr. Astorino,
How can you stand next to the biggest crook in the room on your right shoulder? OMG
Talk about letting the fox in the hen house? MB Shennagans Murphy is the biggest crook
out of the whole bunch. Its time the town of Somers got one honest person to run the town.
Tax payers are sick and tired of being looted by this corrupt career politician. The games are over. View Comment
Someone get these crooks out of Somers and take MB Shennagan Murphy with them. Where is her broomstick? Talk about letting the fox in the henhouse? Us taxpayers have been getting looted by MB and her political machine for over a decade. Can we please get just a few honest people to run Somers? We will see if we can get the attorney generals office involved shortly. View Comment
Assemblyman Katz can start by getting rid of corrupt politicians in Somers. Then he can eliminate all the wasteful and over lapping services in Somers, and all the no-bid contracts that are costing tax payers a fortune each year.
Who is Mary Beth Shennagan Murphy trying to kid? You may fool some of the people some of the time but you don't fool us.
Even your political connects with the newspapers is not going to help before long. View Comment
Instead of hiring more correction officers, why not put the prisoners who qualify to work?
We need to reduce spending and alot of prisoners who are non violent could be working on our roads and in the community. Especially all first time offenders who are non-violent.
Why should tax payers foot the bill each year when we could be getting some vaule out of these prisoners? Let them work for there food, clothing and shelter each year. View Comment
How many more Police Cover-ups will Westchester County be responsible for in the near future?
How many more innocent victims will be killed by Police and then Covered up by the Police and DA ? When will Westchester County stand up and start doing the right thing in the name of justice and fair play? How many more innocent black men will be gunned down by Police?
These Black Police Officers are 110% right and thats a fact but the worse part about it is that noone does anything to address these on-going Police shooting here in Westchester? Someone should be held accountable. Thats another problem we have here in Westchester County, No Accountability or integrity within our County government. Too many Political favors being done. View Comment
We need changes that protect fellow officers who come forward with information of corruption
or any form of misconduct within his/her department and rewards should be offered, including
complete protection from retaliation or job loss. Its time we break the blue wall of silence and
allow officers to come forward without fear of being labeled a rat in his own Dept. Samething within the District Attorney's office and County Attorneys office and fire dept. We need changes in the
interests of justice. View Comment