I live in the Town of Bedford. I have no less than 3 immediate neighbors on my street who were or are now in foreclosure and one family receives food stamps. This Town may be the home of some uber rich residents, but it also has regular folks.
We do not need to advertise outside of our county to find people in need of affordable housing and to do so is discriminatory to those in need who already live here and pay the unbearably high taxes.
We also do not need to pave paradise to put up a parking lot for multifamily homes. All of the "affordable housing" should be single family homes and the residents should pay the taxes the rest of us pay. View Comment
10:32 am on Thursday, May 2, 2013
I attended this forum last night and one of the members of the developer for "affordable housing" stated that his son attended Bedford schools and came home on the first day of school (a decade ago) asking in words or substance where the black students were. To make this statement in claiming that there are no minorities in Bedford borders on defamation of the Town. According to widespread media accounts of the demographic makeup of for example, Fox Lane HS, minorities are 32% of the student population. Biology and school registration rules dictate that the parents residing in the district are also minorities. To portray Bedford as lily white and exclusive is more than unfair. Just take a drive around town and shop at the grocery and other stores. It is not the racial makeup as those who chimed in in unison claimed at the meeting.
Why can't the school bus just stop at this family's house on the way back to school from picking up the kids living over one half mile from school? Yes, we all know that this is really a test case. Mt. Kisco is in the exempt area for the HUD settlement, so it will be beset with other issues that Uncle Sam will surely address. Who gonna pay for all this? View Comment
I drive a lot, all over the Eastern half of the country. I can say based upon personal experience that the Splash at Bedford Hills is the best car wash in the US. Glad they were able to stay in the area. If that mile stretch of Rte 117 can support two of most business types that are there already including 2-3 hair salons, two major grocery stores, three gas stations, etc., it can support two car washes AND we get rid of an eyesore. View Comment
The onus on this should not be on the medical professionals. This interferes with the doctor patient relationship and possibly privacy laws.
The onus should be on the gun owner. The rule should be that no guns are allowed to be in a residence where any person of any age is receiving psychiatric care of any kind period. This is only common sense.
This includes kids on Ritalin to adults on anti-depressants which are known to cause suicidal and violent behavior. Google "SSRI and _______" where the name of any of the recent shooters is filled in the blank. You will see that all of the were on or are suspected to be on SSRI's which are in anti-depressants. View Comment
I moved here from a state where there are no frills and nowhere near the "services" that Westchester has, yet the poor there are taken care of and family members, not the state, take care of their own. This can be accomplished in Westchester as well without the dizzying array of costly "services" which gobble up tax dollars with little to show for it apparently since the heads of the "services" just cry for more, more, more. View Comment
Obama's logic on the economy: tax cuts caused the 2008 economic crash, therefore tax hikes will fix what's wrong with the economy. Lady Parts and Free Stuff got votes, but now it's time for someone in the administration to take the economy seriously. We are all going to be flipping each other burgers at this rate. Maybe as a post partisan gesture, O should consider naming Romney to that "Secretary of Business" cabinet position he admits he needs. View Comment
The charges are not breaking the hospital rules, ct3408. The charges are two counts of harassment and misdemeanor endangerment of a child. "Harrassment" is defined under NYS Penal law as: § 240.26 Harassment in the second degree: A person is guilty of harassment in the second degree when, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person: 1. He or she strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects such other person to physical contact, or attempts or threatens to do the same....
The hospital rules and medical protocol are being used by the defense to prove Kennedy's affirmative defense to the charges. The video shows the harrassment clearly I understand, so the defense is left with trying to show an affirmative defense of justification (for which he has the burden of proof) for the use of force by Kennedy - to show that the nurses had no reason to go up to him and tell him to not take the baby ourside and/or reach for the baby. View Comment