The financial stress living in NY has become unbearable. I love this state! That we work 3 jobs just to stay afloat makes no sense. Can't all voters regardless of party please recognize things needed be this way? Cuomo is at the root of this - I'm sorry to say that, but he and his so-called solutions have made things worse and will continue to do so. Astorino has stopped the speeding tax train in a large and influential county. He CAN do it state wide. View Comment
This is absurd. Honestly answer the following question 'If the woman in the elevator footage had been a stranger, what charges would be appropriately filed?'. There is something amiss with the DA, and anyone who rationalizes the assault as a 'private matter' View Comment
Leonard, you are obviously very vested in this race. You have an angry nasty intolerant edge that is really off putting. I will just say, please, by all means, hold on to your beliefs. It's your right. Our beliefs are rooted in some hard and fast realities - NY has lost two congressional seats as people have fled, despite spending $200 million in taxpayer dollars to lure manufacturers here, our output has dropped to a measly 6%, for ANYONE losing a job, the NY cost of living decimates ones savings. This is what we believe and know as fact - it is an indicator of leadership or lack thereof. It would be nice if you could at least open your mind to that and have a productive dialogue instead of trying to one up people. That wins the battle and loses the war- theoretically we as NY residents are in this together. View Comment
Additionally, Mr Dillon is being demonized by a man who is apparently being investigated by the State Ethics Committee for misuse of funds. This is a political tactic used by Latimer to obscure his actual wrongdoing.
So as a Ranking Member, Latimer IS squarely responsible for keeping hundreds of millions of dollars from school districts! We hard working people, who work two and three jobs, have our hard earned money confiscated by these greedy politicians, whose only motivation is currying favor and power grabs. Then Latimer has the nerve to withhold it! Chronically 'poor districts' like Yonkers are due over $100 million. They are kept in a state of crisis by these manipulative do-nothing politicians like Latimer and Cuomo. View Comment
There is no revelation, this is irresponsible reporting. The taxes were being disputed, for good reason. The IRS messed up and there is no longer a tax issue. As for the home, the Dillons have been painfully forthright from the get-go. He specifically said he and his family are juggling since losing his job - just as many New Yorkers have had to. He did north wrong and is being demonized. View Comment
This is a story put forth by the Latimer Campaign.
A) the only part of the tax story people should be alarmed about is that the IRS messed up! The issue has been settled - this taxpayer had a right to dispute, did, and won. FYI he wasn't even living in VA when the taxes were levied. Bureaucrats at their best
B) Dillon had nothing to do with the meltdown. But because of who he was employed by, people had to be let go. Where is people's compassion? His family has had to start over. For that reason alone he understands people's struggles in this state.
C) Dillon did nothing wrong - Latimer on the other hand is apparently being carefully looked at by the state ethics board. Misuse of funds.
D) Latimer has done nothing for our Village - nothing. He has voted to raise taxes on every front and is only fighting to get his 20 years in so he can get a taxpayer-paid pension. View Comment
This is stupid. They are making the kids STUPID. Learn to use pen(cil) and paper. So many studies show neural synapses are activated by manual note taking AND NOT activated with these ubiquitous digital screen devices. Btw... Many of the teachers hate them, and on another note, why would anyone trust Google these days? View Comment
This growth is unsustainable. The school board and administration MUST make drastic changes in the budget or we will soon experience a fiscal death spiral. Elderly homeowners will no longer be able to afford the taxes, they will move, houses will be occupied WITH EVEN MORE CHILDREN - and so it goes. We have two new developments; one being built, one before the approval boards. School aged children must be prohibited - they should age restrict these projects. It's legal and will help save our village! View Comment
The Independence Party became a sanctioned party in NY State with no platform. Just shake downs. There is no sanctioned 'Tea Party'. This guy tried co-opting the name in 2010. He does not and can not represent the 'Tea Party'. View Comment
Please. This is a JOKE. No parent can write anything critical of a teacher at the Bronxville School due to the retribution their child(ren) will suffer. If the administration actually wants feedback regarding teachers, these letters should be confidential. The Union will not allow this. Any good administrator can weed out the real concerns from those of a strident parent - that's what they are paid for. View Comment
Great! Another FRAUD who will sell you on the idea the government knows more about raising your family than you, and more about your health than your doctor. Center for Amercan Progress is indeed Regressive. They are extremely well- funded by leftist elites who trot out attractive mouthpieces to sell the unwitting on these destructive public policies. View Comment
Well the little "enfante terrible" is so angry, he has dispatched the EPA. Yes, I said EPA. He now wants to regulate ALL land with ANY water, transitory or not. That includes drainage ditches (ranches), WATER FEATURES (golf courses), etc. another example of using the regulatory framework to usurp power from the citizenry and consolidate it under his dictatorial power. View Comment
He gets paid $9 million a year; for that kind of pay, I'd expect a more thorough investigation. While it was ok for him to change his mind and amend the punishment, it's no longer acceptable when one actually sees the viciousness and depravity of the crime AND realize they never asked for the tape???? Please, every elevator in a casino or virtually any public place has a camera - it's hard to believe no one wondered what happened directly before seeing an unconscious woman being dragged down a hall? So the Commissinor is either complicit or inept - neither acceptable at that pay grade. (@samajumia3- I get what you are saying re the fiancé, but this was a crime and the DA should have pursued it - we aren't living under Sharia law, at least not yet) View Comment
FINALLY, someone with some Common Sense! I have read Mr.Astorino's proposal and it is thorough, effective, and NEEDED! We are dumbing down our children - the opportunity cost in wasting these school years is enormous. View Comment