I do not know enough about Bramson to say anything positive and I cannot contradict the testimony of the citizens of New Rochelle like yourself who post here.
I cannot support Astorino for several reasons. One is his continuing demonization of CSEA and false statements about county employees health care costs, the truth about which I detail elsewhere in this thread. In addition, he has surrounded himself on the 9th floor of the County Office Building with a mean spirited band of political hacks and puppet commissioners whose mission seems to be to emasculate the county government's departments. The way in which this is being done is a far cry from rational fiscal management.
As far as releasing budgets go, I don't know about Bramson, but I do know County Execs have often waited till after the election to release unpalatable budgets, it is a common political ploy, and yes, it sucks. I don't recall Astorino's budget release history, but I do know that his starving of the county departments will come home to roost some day. View Comment
Though a county exec cannot change laws regarding family planing or gay marriage, he can make it easier or more difficult for groups for or opposed to these issues to operate. Though the effects may be subtle, his views on these issues do matter to a degree.
Your vitriol and negative adjectives expose you as a classic conservative - sitting in your trailer, drinking cheap beer, watching NASCAR, listening to country music, and railing against liberals. Why don't you give it a rest and call up your father and grandfather. It will only cost you one thin dime because they likely are the same person.
Astorino continues to obfuscate the situation with regard to county employees' and retirees' health care costs. While it is true that many employees do not pay up front premiums, they pay plenty in co-pays and deductibles. The statement that "...taxpayers were paying 100 percent of county employees health care...." is just plain false. How can anybody trust this guy? View Comment
What is really disgusting is having to leave town to shop because most retailers charge "Armonk prices" which regular people, who don't earn hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, cannot afford. View Comment
Let me see if I can get through to you fanatics and express my thesis in a different way. Say someone asked you to rank your theoretical preferences in automobiles and gives the following choices: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche, Mercedes, Honda. Of course the rank will be roughly in the order I listed. Doesn't mean everyone is against Honda. And if all of a sudden the question is restated with a condition that your own money will pay for the vehicle, the list will certainly change, with Honda moving up in rank.
P.S. hadrjcmg: Shame on me for watching Boogie nights? Shame on you for knowing the content of specific scenes. Such hypocrisy is what I would expect from a member of the concerned Taliban of Armonk. Still, glad you enjoyed the movie.
P.P.S. My understanding is that the poll allows one vote per email address. If you want to circumvent the poll by signing up for multiple email addresses, you have way too much time on your hands. View Comment
Nope, I'm not Howard Arden. I'm a member of the silent majority who wants to see progress in this town. I read the allaboutarmonk comments and I'm not impressed with what is obviously part of an organized campaign against progress. Any well organized group can flood the media with comments by using email lists to encourage members to squawk in unison. If the majority is against the dog park, how do you explain the 55% - 43% margin in favor according to the dailyvoice poll? View Comment
hadrjcmg: Since you have printed copies of the much quoted recreation survey, why not forward a copy to allaboutarmonk for publication? A lesson in logic is required here. Saying a dog park was one of the lower rated ideas does not automatically lead to the conclusion that: "most people don't want a dog park". It merely implies more people want an ice rink, or a basketball arena, or whatever. But a dog park is just pennies on the dollar compared to these ideas, and the location and opportunity for a dog park is right here, right now. A permit system so that users foot the bill would be appropriate, similar to the town tennis courts. View Comment
The big picture here is that it seems that the pro-dogpark faction of the town board wants to move ahead quickly before opposition coalesces against it. While the petition does make some good points - such as a lack of public input and an open discussion of alternative locations - there are a number red herrings in their arguments. Gateway to the town? Spare me that junk. Wampus Close negative effects? Wampus Close was shoehorned into a small space in a largely commercial area next to a bus depot, and it was the last thing to go into that area. Residents have room in their own yards to exercise their dogs? With what fences?
This petition is from the same gang that has tried to stop CVS to stifle competition. Beware these anti-progress NIMBYs. View Comment
It is also a disgrace that people keep waving the red herring of "our charming hamlet". People move to Armonk for 2 reasons. 1) The schools. 2) Nice houses on generous parcels of land.
I'm looking forward to CVS & DiCiccos coming to town so that I do not have to leave town to shop. Who knows, business at the local shops may actually increase as a result.
Thanks for the reply.
I had made a comment and I was able to see it daily as the thread built from July 29 thru 31. Then today it was gone. I think I originally made the comment on 7/27 or 28. The gist of it was that I questioned that Framings would be competed against by CVS, and that whether The Concerned Citizens was a front for the economic interests of the Town Center Pharmacy. I assure you I do not engage in bad language or personal slander on these boards.
Perhaps it was a computer related transaction rollback that caused my comment to disappear? View Comment