This is something that has needed addressing for a long time. David Buchwald exhibits so much common sense. Every time I read about what he's doing, I just think gee, what a good representative he is. View Comment
Anyone who leaves a dog outside in the cold or starves it should have the dog taken away from them and taken to a shelter AND also charged with a felony with a fine equal to the cost of keeping the dog at the shelter until it is adopted by someone else. Ball's proposal is a good start. View Comment
This "scandal" is very fishy. I googled the traffic problems on the GWB, and as far back as August 2, 2013 (well before the Christie associate email), there were widespread press reports concerning how GWB repairs needed to be made and that there would be 3 out of 4 lanes closed affecting Fort Lee - all with the consent and discussion of both the NJ and NY PA. There were also reports of "tests" of how the closures would affect traffic. See for example an AP report recycled by the Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/02/george-washington-bridge-_0_n_3696602.htm
In fact, Cedrick Fulton, one of the PA heads is quoted in the press articles. He is cited as a recipient of one of the supposedly horrible "secret" emails.
It seems like Kelly's sending an email Aug. 13, 2013 reading, “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” is only referring to the already planned and publicly reported upcoming further repairs and closures. It's almost as if she's saying that since the repairs and closures were going through, that now there would be the traffic problems they all knew would ensue and that the PA should brace for the anticipated snarls whereupon Wildstein said "Got it." - like I know it's coming and we're ready or whatever. View Comment
The only reason a lawyer would want more people, not less, to see his defendant client on trial is that he thinks he has a slam dunk defense which will humiliate the prosecution. Stay tuned. View Comment
"The debate begins at 6 p.m. and is open to council members only." Am I misreading this or is this event not open to the public? Will it be televised or a video posted on YouTube at least? View Comment
Actually, the video shows the incident being instigated by one biker who zips right in front of the Range Rover, then abruptly brakes causing the Range Rover to bump him. Then the "fun" starts.
Some folks call getting bumped in such an intentional set-up fashion as a "Blessing" upon which one premises a lawsuit against the person who "hit" you. View Comment
Commenter cjmesq is spot on: Bramson's election will result in the total destruction of this County. Taxes will soar to even higher levels and the value of your homes will go down. This is effectively a taking under the 5th Amendment but without due process. View Comment
The requirements for the affordable housing are too onerous and have a negative effect. First, the housing all has to be new - can't be a renovated existing structure. Second, HUD has exempted out giant portions of towns where they view the neighborhood as racially "diverse" - so municipalities will never build new housing in those neighborhoods since it won't go for the quota for the mandated housing; third, in Northern Westchester, people have been prevented from cutting a tree, pulling a fern, putting up a cottage or other structures on their property for environmental reasons, but now all of a sudden, the northern municipalities are to erect multifamily housing in the environmentally sensitive areas.
If HUD officials would leave their desks in DC and NYC and actually come to visit Westchester, they would see a diverse multicultural county. View Comment
I believe the Democrats made an election law challenge to her "late" filing. Welcome to the new era of hardball elections in Bedford. The Bedford R's are not ready for the steamroller machine that is about to roll over them. For all the R's who think their incumbents are going to win, you need a wake up call. View Comment
If affluent people tried to move into poor areas, they would be accused of "stealing" the properties, so the HUD mandate is discriminatory.
It's getting very tiring being called racist all the time by HUD when Westchester County is totally diverse.
Go oliverdog! We have seen this time and time again in this area. Fat cat old time family landlords with property paid for long ago starve out small businesses in the area because they can afford to. I certainly don't mind and actually like the big retail names in town, but if you can't get them into the spaces, make the town nice with small businesses like the Kims.
Route 117 in Mount Kisco/BH is starting to look like a ghost town in some spots.
This is heartbreaking. View Comment
I've seen the original in DC. There is nothing more powerful than seeing the sheer bulk of the names "looking at you" when you view the sculpture engraved with the names. There's something about the spelling out of a name that creates the image of persons you don't even know, yet seeing their name spelled out and engraved is so incredibly moving. Go see this exhibit. You'll be moved. View Comment