Hugs Obama and supports Cuomo- with friends like Christie, who needs enemies? Christie conveniently FORGOT the support he received in his 'lost cause long shot race' v Corzine. Shame on him. Astorino will make a marvelous Governor - he actually has a conscience. View Comment
This is not a surprise. Cuomo is a corrupt spoiled man who reigns above his minions. He has nothing but contempt for the taxpayer - feels he's above paying taxes himself. Odious does t begin to describe this individual. Our state deserves much better. View Comment
The land in much of the upper tier is PROTECTED, so BY LAW there are no utilities in large swaths of land up there. So people like you and HUD jump up and down DEMANDING development while the EPA and DEC say no. We, the local taxpayers, get stuck in the middle of these federal agency skirmishes. Stay out of our business, and by the way, some people prefer to live more privately and without neighbors right next to them and on top of them. Who are you to tell people how to live? View Comment
How is this "petty"? Why should I be subsidizing Cuomo and his girlfriend? NO, you can't have your cake and eat it too, Andy.... One has to actually be held responsible. He forced state mandated taxes on us, but doesn't pay them himself. People are sick of the "do as I say, but not as I do" attitude of these disingenuous liberals. Lee and Cuomo - Pay your way.... Both of you. View Comment
But didn't you hear? The Clintons are broke, so they EXPECT you to dig into your pockets and fork over YOUR hard earned money, what's left of it, to THEM. And she has SOO MANY WONDERFUL plans for the United States. Please - just another loser 60's anarchist retread. Scary thing - they are all in power now. View Comment
Nice try attempting to marginalized someone, Pourman The most commonly studied ingredients in marijuana are THC and cannabidiol (CBD). Research has looked at these compounds both alone and in combination. Commercially available products include dronabinol (Marinol®), nabilone (Cesamet®), THC, and CBD (Sativex®). Yes THEY have benefits; smoking and or ingesting pot has many deleterious effects. This is not about helping people or health, it's about the government constructing yet another method whereby they can further tax and regulate. View Comment
The further dumbing down of America. Medical marijuana is an oxymoron and a con If the active ingredient has any therapeutic value, which is arguably questionable, compound it and dispense in measured capsule form. View Comment
You are making excuses for people who have been downright predatory to NY citizens and business owners. Sandra Lee isn't some innocent little blond and Cuomo can't pretend he doesn't fully understand the assessment process - BTW if that's so mind bending for him why is he our Gov?!?! Net net - ANYONE who works on their homes MUST have permits. The work must be inspected (for safety reasons and valuation) which may or may not increase one's taxes. That is the law and these two should be bending over backwards to follow it and set an example, not flouting it like the brazen hypocrites they are. View Comment
There are already many laws in the books that address the control and sale of guns and ammo. You can close your eyes, click your heels and wish all you want for guns to go away - it does not solve the problem. Parents need to take responsibility for the kids they bear, schools need to actually educate them, politicians need to encourage businesses to stay in NY creating jobs. When an economy is vibrant and people are directed toward more positive and productive activities, crime goes down. And YES, Stop and Frisk saves lives. Those guns, and many other deadly weapons, are most likely illegally procured AND being carried illegally - duh. View Comment
I take it you support her candidacy, GreenburghDad. What do you feel are her most compelling attributes and how would you position Mrs Clinton to the electorate?clearly she's polarizing - how would you neutralize that? View Comment
Concession stand STILL not done. Was scheduled for completion LAST FALL at Homecoming. Now that it's heating up, the porta sans are so very appealing.... I find it outrageous that these people continue to ask for more and more money, but never manage our hard earned donations and tax revenue responsibly View Comment
He will come during rush hour precisely because it will call attention and inconvenience residents. Need for infrastructure updates????????? THIS THIEF ALREADY TOOK BILLIONS for his so-called Shovel Ready projects. He used that money to pay off cronies and sits on the rest. Now he will DEMAND more. We are being fleeced and bankrupted by one of the most corrupt administrations ...anywhere....ever.....Wake UP.... View Comment
Molly, you have had the most informed and insightful comments on this string. You laid bare the destructive, corrupt, and insidious nature of these rulings. I hope people will carefully read each of your comments. Any sane person will become increasingly enraged as they begin to fully realize what has happened to this county/state/country. View Comment
I wish that were the case but please consider the following in response to your comment:
NY lost 2 Congressional seats. That didn't happen because of robust population growth. It has been an exodus, primarily of taxpayers. Maker vs Taker
As to Zoning, why did the Affordable Housing Judgement target communities having a variety of housing stock - from apartment over retail space, to co-ops, town houses, small single family home, to multimillion dollar estates? There was something for everyone who wished to work hard enough to afford what was within their means.
Regardless of where one lives, or whether one rents or not (the landlord passes on the financial exposure) it is the TAXES making homes unaffordable.
What made the judgment so offensive was precisely the insinuation of your dog whistle diversity and an assumption of prejudice where NONE existed.
If they Cuomo & HUD) wanted to make housing affordable, why didn't they allow for municipalities to earmark housing for workforce - teachers, police, firefighters, etc? That was NOT ALLOWED.
Net net, we have allowed liberal politicians to erect a fiscally unsustainable state- our children cannot afford it, and soon we won't be able to either. View Comment
The writer obviously took a Common Core stats class. Correlation, Causation - it's economic eg state mandated costs (Cuomo), etc, NOT this simplistic notion the writer pulled out of the sky like a 3rd grader looking for an excuse. Imposed 'diversity' and social engineering will make Westchester even more unaffordable. More Takers; less Makers. View Comment
Agree with their decision - a dead police officer.... And this man is REALLY gone from this earth, not like on TV when a murdered character gets up and can go him. That said, when these venues turn JayZ away, or any number of rap gangstas, I'll believe their sincerity. That guy was a crack dealer and shot his own brother! And yet, that somehow elevates him. We have become a truly sick society where real Losers, win. View Comment
Sorry to see the Knights fall, but congratulations anyway on such a competitive hoops season. These young men work very hard and are committed to each other as a team. They have an exceptional coach who is teaching them life lessons beyond the court. View Comment
Lisa'Love'. The irony of your name is not lost on me. You are sadly misguided and ignorant. By your own words, you refer to the student as 'a boy'. THAT is precisely the issue. He cannot be a knowingly willing participant - he is too young to fully understand his actions and the heinous manipulation by the adult perpetrator. § 130.05 Sex offenses; lack of consent. 3. A person is deemed incapable of consent when he or she is:
(a) less than seventeen years old; or (here the law details other conditions like mental disabilities, etc). You should also further educate yourself on what defines assault....with your attitude, it may keep others safer and you out of jail. View Comment
Richard, you framed things appropriately by noting the reprehensible nature of the 'encounter'. Under the law, rape can be penetrable, non penetrable, the offender can be abusing authority, the act can be coerced, the victim is a minor and therefore incapable of making this choice (statutory), and so on. This young man had his innocence stolen by a knowing adult who, at one juncture, had a fiduciary relationship with him, as a teacher. We do not know the details, and for the sake of this young man, hopefully much of that will be remain shielded. In any event, however it is detailed or defined, it was a sexual assault and abuse of power and trust View Comment