The PV Library is dysfunctional at best and that's being charitable. The entire renovation ended up being a huge boondoggle that resulted in the make believe "librarian" getting paid for doing even less than she usually does. Taxpayers contribute over $200,000 per year for a "library" that is hopelessly outdated and virtually obsolete. For some reason the "librarian" was allowed to run a construction job, something that she knows even less about than running a library. As a result, the work took 5 times as long as it should have, but not to worry- I don't think too many people even noticed the place was closed. Like everything else in PV government funded entities, there is no reward for success nor penalty for failure. View Comment
Stranger things than this have happened, and you know what? After what the GOP has been doing on the national level, the betrayal of the American people after the last election, the disgraceful Johnny B. and all the rest of them, Pataki is looking pretty good at the moment.
He's got more of a shot than the NJ loudmouth plus he has a lot of very valuable environmental cred. He managed to get elected in one of the blue-est of blue states and doesn't seem to have many enemies. I am putting him in serious contention. View Comment
This guide is an insult to the merchants of Cold Spring, the Jewel of Putnam County when it comes to Main Street small business. Many of the listings are businesses that are no longer in existence. Plus, there is no mention of the many new high end shops that have opened recently. How do they get away with this? View Comment
With all the problems that Peekskill has when it comes to attracting quality retail, you'd think the council would go out of its way to do everything possible to encourage a business like Homestyle. This bakery is one of the jewels of Northern Westchester and Rose's confections are world renowned. It's about time for some common sense with this situation. More people go to Homestyle in one week than will go to the Lincoln boondoggle in a year. Trust me on that one. View Comment
Tendy is the one that should be ashamed of himself. His vendetta/ lawsuit against two Putnam Valley seniors has been in court for over 14 years with no end in sight. The only reason he wants Levy out is because he wants the job, the power, the pay. He couldn't care less about the fair enforcement of the law. View Comment
This woman is nothing but a politically correct appointee who obviously knows nothing about Putnam County history. I'd love to hear her ideas about Tilly Foster or the stone chambers or how about our individual towns like Put Valley which has a very rich history of mining and milling. Working for the Met does not automatically qualify you to be County Historian. What's her salary anyway? What are her hours? Is this another no show job? View Comment
Many thanks for all this information. I have to say that I am so disgusted with county and state government in general, that I'm going to have a hard time voting for anyone of either party. As far as I'm concerned, neither one of them is saying the right thing. View Comment
Whetsel is a phony and a hypocrite. She has done nothing while on the town board except to figure out ways to line her pockets and advance her own cause. She couldn't care less about the taxpayers and her phony "green" agenda is just a political ploy so she could access the mailing list for the PVRC which is highly unethical at best. Gouldman is a business owner and knows what it means to have to make a profit to survive. Unlike WW he exists in the real world, not the new aristocracy that Whetsel represents. View Comment
So how many of these churches and buildings are going to become mosques or Islamic centers? That's just what happened to the former Ladycliff/ Franciscan Academy in Mohegan Lake. It is now an Islamic center that teaches how wonderful the Koran and Mohammed are. The church has abandoned its Catholic followers, their churches and schools. These cardinals are nothing more than CEO's of a dying corporation. What a shame. View Comment
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