Only a relative/husband would take so much time to defend the indefensible, i.e. the sorry state of town government under Tendy, Annabi, et al.
No facts, no new information, as usual with this crowd,the answer is always to try and shut up anyone who sees through the BS. Pathetic. View Comment
I don't know why you have to live in the past, maybe it's just more comfortable for you than the present. Things in Put Valley have changed a lot in the last 5 years and not for the better. I really don't understand your sycophantic devotion to Jackie, (maybe you're a family member, most likely her husband, judging from your posts) but if you actually paid attention and did some research you'd see she is part of the problem, not the solution. View Comment
As is so often the case with hostile commentators on online forums, their reading comprehension leaves something to be desired. I certainly have nothing against festivals and town events as they are good for business and can be a lot of fun. My main point was that we have a sitting councilwoman who would rather spend her time making believe she's an event planner while town government continues to expand exponentially in size and scope. View Comment
Judging the performance of a sitting councilman/woman is not based on political "opinion" by rather by watching the trustee in action and whatever interactions are had. I have asked Jackie numerous questions and engaged with her in public debate that can be viewed on the videos of the board meetings on the town website, putnamvalley.com
I urge whoever is censoring these posts to first view the videos before removing comments.
See for yourself how she responds to questions such as "are the Parks & Rec jobs advertised and if so where?" She immediately answered, yes, they are advertised in the papers and elsewhere. That was not true as I documented by filing several FOIL requests with P&R.
So which is it- a lie or incompetence? View Comment
Note to P-10579: Jackie was not elected to be an event planner. Like I said, you can hire one for a lot less than the taxpayers are paying for her salary and benefits. The only politicians I know who are currently working on their future campaigns are DA wannabe Tendy and Jackie who has anointed herself the successor to the Bully in Chief. Besides spending 3/4 of the year working on town day, maybe you can enlighten us as to what else the council woman does as an elected official. It's sure hard to find any record of her other accomplishments while in office. Of course, with sycophants like you, she will undoubtedly get re-elected and the downward spiral will continue. View Comment
Maybe if Jackie spent as much time on town government as she does on town day, we wouldn't have the out of control taxes and bloated bureaucracy that exists. The town would be much better off to hire a professional event planner instead of letting an elected councilwoman/trustee spend all her time making believe that she is one. Can't believe she is not embarrassed to admit she spends 9 months of the year working on a one day event. Shows you the level of incompetence. Wake up Putnam Valley! View Comment
If Mr. Catalina doesn't do another thing while he's in office, the firehouse referendum would be his crowning achievement. I haven't seen a lot in the press during the last year about this disastrous proposal, but the cost and maintenance are simply unsupportable. The taxpayers of Peekskill who were fortunate enough to sell their properties in the last few years, have already been paying an additional tax (I think it's 1% of the sale price) and the money is supposedly earmarked for the new firehouse. When the Mayor does his proposed audit, maybe he can find out where the money went- is it really in a separate, locked box account? Or did it go into the General slush fund? Either way, that money belongs to the taxpayers and it should be refunded to them if the firehouse goes down. View Comment
Nobody is forcing anyone to shop- we still have free choice, at least for the time being. Many people actually enjoy shopping more than sitting around all day eating and hanging out with family members whose company they might not even enjoy. There is obviously a demand for stores to open on Thanksgiving and the smart merchants are taking advantage of it. Besides which, the online Christmas/holiday rush started at the end of October because we lose a week this year with late Thanksgiving. I really don't see why you get get so upset about this- seems like a total non-issue with everything that's going on in this country. View Comment
It's about time for that hack Galef to retire. She's a perfect example of why we need TERM LIMITS. She long ago stopped caring about the taxpayers of her district, not to mention her connection to the tort lawyers who control the NYS legislature. But the voters don't know, don't care and just keep re-electing her. What a shame. Also, Galef should acknowledge the huge debt that we owe to smokers for all the punitive taxes they pay that actually funds govt. healthcare for children. Her idea is just plain stupid on so many levels. View Comment
This is what happens when you have an Emperor and a Ruling Class instead of a Constitutional Republic. There is no need to shut down any of these public places, NONE whatsoever. It is being done to inflict the maximum amount of pain on the few remaining tax-slaves who dare to believe that Obama and Dems are destroying this once great nation. How many of Barry's 1700 personal slaves are deemed "non-essential?" Isn't this kind of a plantation lifestyle? View Comment
Isn't it amazing that even a local "news" outlet is part of the BHO propaganda machine? I'm glad to see that those who are commenting on this ridiculous set of lies masquerading as news, are wise to what the truth is. The could "shut down" the federal govt. for 10 years and nobody would know or care except that our lives would be easier. Same goes for Westchester and Putnam counties. The remaining taxpayers who are still supporting all of these bureaucrats are running out of money. Wait till Obamacare starts kicking in and the libs get hit in their pocketbooks. This is what Ted Cruz and some of the others are trying to save us from. God help us. View Comment
Excellent comment, you are so right. I can't believe some of the people who are writing here, who think what that thug did was OK. This is why our once great country is going down the tubes, people are not only afraid to stand up for their Constitutional rights, they don't even know what they are. Our children are being brainwashed from the time they're 5 years old and enter the indoctrination camps, oops, I meant to say schools. Somers should do what Put Valley did years ago when faced with a similar situation, i.e. duplicative police services: abolish the PD. You guys already have 2 other police forces to call for help, what do you need the doughnut eaters for except to harass the citizens? View Comment