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Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Patch file photo.
Paul Williams July 20, 2014 at 08:05 am
How about a .....LOWER TAXES .....ballot line?
Ross Revira July 20, 2014 at 10:00 am
Does this mean people who do not vote on this line are in favor of domestic violence and lesseningRead More cracking down on human trafficking? How strange is it when Democrats call human trafficking a crime against women and do nothing about the pedophiles that make up NAMBLA. I guess young boys are OK to exploit.
Aidan July 20, 2014 at 04:43 pm
Ask Sheldon Silver about women's equality … and all the perverts he's protected for decades.
The state turned down federal authorities' request to use Southbury Training School as temporary housing for illegal migrant children. Credit: Patch archives
cheryl July 23, 2014 at 09:10 am
here you go I think all pro ILLEGAL immigration should pay for this: I am Carol Plato. I am fromRead More Martin County (Florida), and I am Director of Corporate Business Services for Martin Memorial Medical Center. I have a couple brief stories to tell you about. In 2001 we had a Guatemalan, an illegal patient, in our hospital. He was there from 2001 until 2003. He had over $1.5 million in healthcare services. We forcibly returned him to his home country of Guatemala at our own cost of $30,000. You ask why am I telling you about a case that happened in 2003? Because today that case is not over; we have spent and are spending up to a quarter of a million dollars in legal fees, because his family here in the United States is suing us because they think it was inappropriate for us, to return this illegal patient to his home country. Currently, as of today, I have a patient from Mexico who has been in my hospital for 760 days. He has severe brain damage; he has no family, no friends. His charges, to date, for almost 2 years is $1.5 million, and we have contacted the Mexican Consulate four times; we have contacted Immigration, and nobody will help us return this patient to Mexico. We are even willing to spend our own $30,000 to return this patient. We can’t get anyone to help us with that. In 2007 the Florida Hospital Association estimated that there was 100 million dollars in costs for illegal patient care. One of the major problems that healthcare institutions have today, that you need to be aware of, is ongoing care. If somebody comes into our emergency room, we don’t turn them away. But if somebody comes into our emergency room and they have renal failure, and they require dialysis — well, right now I have six patients (illegal, undocumented patients) that we are seeing every 3 days for renal dialysis. For all of this that I’ve talked to you about, we have received no reimbursement. This obviously affects all of us; our healthcare costs are severely affected by this.
cheryl July 23, 2014 at 09:15 am
Former Border Patrol agent warns what’s coming Posted: 20 Jul 2014 11:15 AM PDT By: JamesRead More Simpson DC Independent Examiner Zach Taylor The video interview posted here is worth watching in its entirety. Zach Taylor is a 27 year veteran Border Patrol agent with supervisory experience. He has testified before Congress as an expert witness on criminal activity in wilderness areas. His message is credible. He accuses the federal government in a coverup that is deliberately shielding critical information from the public. Taylor says that whoever is perpetrating the border crisis is engaged in a perfect asymmetrical military tactic. While the American people focus on “the children,” he points out that they are actually only a tiny proportion of the people crossing the border. That we are apprehending about 10 percent of the illegal border crossers, and that the other 90 percent are not children. Since only 10 – 15 percent of those apprehended are children, that means we are focused on about 1 percent of the problem. The adults that we are missing are bringing in weapons, personnel and supplies while our attention is diverted by the needs of the children. He says a very credible informer told him that that the most dangerous crime element in Mexico City is Russian Mafia. That means KGB. Few people know this, but the Soviets entered a secret pact with Mexico very early in the last century, almost certainly with the eventual aim of utilizing Mexico’s strategic position in offenses against the U.S. There is little doubt in my mind that the border crisis is an endgame strategy designed to bring in the people and weapons that will kill us. And Taylor asserts that Obama is in on the plan. The only way to defeat this border swamping strategy is for state governments to initiate independent action with assistance from American volunteers. The federal government is betraying our country and its representatives are betraying their oath to “support and defend” our Constitution and country “from all enemies foreign and domestic.” Time for governors to stand up, seal the border and begin deporting aliens on their own. We need to get aggressive here. Otherwise Obama and his fellow communists will steal our country from us while we watch. And we are likely setting ourselves up for a terrorist attack. As Dick Cheney has warned, another attack is coming which will be far deadlier than 9-11. Watch the video and support the “Back to the Border” film project.
Igor July 23, 2014 at 09:51 am
Paula that was not a racist rant, they are the facts as stated in the paper. I didn't make them up.Read More Do you remember when they emptied the jails and asylums in Cuba and now we have them? Do you think we are going to get the cream of the crop? The difference between my ancestors and these people is that my ancestors came through Ellis Island legally and were checked for diseases ( the best they could at the time). The people you are talking about have entered into the country by sneaking across the border. BTW how do you know it was my ancestors and not yours. Since you have such a warm heart, maybe you could take a few in (just do it out of charity, don't accept any money).
50 neighbors and officials packed a Peekskill living room July 15, 2014. Photo: Erik Lindberg
NancyV July 16, 2014 at 09:31 pm
Ironic that the FERC meeting will be held on September 11th. Not an auspicious day for many of us.
Evan Bray July 17, 2014 at 08:23 am
These people were obviously not offered one miiiiiilllllion dollars to build fields next to aRead More pigging station to clean out the pipeline all for only an acre of parkland and use of a dozen or two acres for a few years while they build this sucker. Just talk to Yorktown supervisor Grace or "extreme conservative" (how fellow GOP described him this week in a LoHud article about his state senate primary opponent being "pro-abortion" [ed. note: hahahahahahaha]) councilman Murphy. We don't need your stinking "science." What do we want? Ball fields! When do we want them? All the time. Seriously, it's how we answer difficult questions around these parts. Holland Club demo performed by the Highway Dept has a DEC violation for a shoddy clean up? Build a ball field on it. How do you think we consistently turnout elite lacrosse and field hockey teams competing on the state level.
NancyV July 18, 2014 at 02:13 pm
Thanks for sharing information about this important issue Courtney. I hope that a different routeRead More will be considered. This would be too dangerous and too expensive for Peekskill and Cortlandt. Our towns are likely to be stuck with a big bill for infrastructure repairs and for upgrading the emergency services (particularly the fire departments) which are not sufficient to deal with this expansion. Our taxes could wind up higher and this area wouldn't get any benefits from the gas. It's all going to New England.
George Grimes July 18, 2014 at 11:34 am
jo July 18, 2014 at 12:43 pm
we all have the right to protest and air opinions... its called freedom of speech regardless ofRead More which side of the fence you are own.. and we still can laugh...
Teleman July 20, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Of course everyone is free to express their opinion- but many of the same people who want the plantRead More closed are fighting the WPP project ( which is capable of transporting renewable energy from upstate) and the gas line expansion- In energy production there is no free lunch- each form has its downside- wind turbines killing birds, vast fields of solar panels and the materials to produce them, fossil fuel emissions and nuclear waste.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. Patch file photo.
JOHN DEMPSEY JR. July 15, 2014 at 11:49 am
Astorino neglected his job as Westchester County Executive to run for Governor , And as Governor ,Read More we should expect him to neglect his job again ,to run for President ! He is a dishonest political hack who cares only for his own career !
Theresa Flora July 15, 2014 at 01:05 pm
John, you've pretty much described every politician out there.
Teleman July 15, 2014 at 05:15 pm
To call Astorino a dishonest political hack while ignoring the arrogant little cuomo who is governorRead More now, is a bit disingenuous.
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Joe Stampf July 14, 2014 at 03:21 pm
Bill, understand your points, each viewpoint has its merits and its downsides. I don't feelRead More opposing the pipeline is strictly NIMBYISM, since in addition to the safety concerns presented in this article, which you propose can be mitigated, there is still the larger concern about the green house gases produced by the fracking sites (CO2 and Methane) and global warming. I feel that it is more prudent for the long-term good of our country (and planet) to focus more resources on developing renewable sources of energy rather than extracting further fossil fuels, even if they do burn somewhat cleaner relative to oil and gas, and even if we (the US) have an abundant supply to exploit.
Joe Stampf July 14, 2014 at 03:22 pm
(oops... I meant 'relative to oil and coal')
Laborers Local 754 July 15, 2014 at 08:02 am
Joe, This project is being vetted thoroughly and according to FERC guidelines. The misinformationRead More released by this anti-AIM group is bordering on criminal. There is the existing R.O,W. at Indian Point as we speak. This will upgrade the infrastructure at NO TAXPAYER COST and provide hundreds of Union Tradesmen great jobs. Stop with all the lies against this project! Yorktown lost out on millions in free public ball fields because of the misinformation coordinated by groups such as this. It is scary in today's world this can happen. The project is mainly take up and re-lay in Rockland and Westchester with compressor upgrades. If anything, people will be safer because of this project.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Patch file photo.
Emilia July 14, 2014 at 02:29 pm
Thank you, TJ; your comments are on the mark! You brought us back to the real issue: A person'sRead More right over her own body.
Linda carullo July 14, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Hi Emilia How do you know I am Catholic? Making quite an assumption there, aren't you? You're theRead More one who went to Catholic school for 8 years - according to one of your posts. Guess none of the 10 Commandments stuck in your moral fiber.... Remember the one , " Thou shalt not kill ?" Oh, or that one for the new doctors - the Hippocratic Oath ? First of all - Do no HARM ? And you were a history teacher? Glad I wasn't in your dogmatic class where it must have been your way or the highway. You say that Dogfood and I are too emotional?? And then there's you, so very logical, aren't you? Now that you have said you were a history teacher . All I can say is Wow !and you STILL think wars are about religion? Jeez, where did you go to college? Those who don't study the past are doomed to repeat it....as you know, being a history teacher. Still waiting for your comments on the Mother Teresa quotes . Funny, how you just skipped over them. And chose instead to attack my logic with sarcasm? And also my personal story? What's your personal story ? Guess it's not germane to the subject. Mine was - that's why I shared it. And you chose to denigrate it. try looking up Rowe vs Wade and see where those people are now and what they now believe, it's very enlightening .But you don't ever seem to have any background info. The vast majority of abortions are a form of birth control. Don't believe me ? Look it up. You just seem to be really threatened by someone's OPINION ( and that's all it really is - in the scheme of things) that your belief is not a moral one and that it is ok to murder the unborn and you just go on and on....maybe you yourself have had an abortion. I don't know because you have not shared your story and you have every right not to. But I chose to ... And for you to say that the story took the place of logic is sad to me. Because you know that was not the reason I shared it.... So, in closing I have to say that we are all very lucky to have the right to disagree in public forums like this and no secret police are showing up at our doors. I am done sharing my thoughts. Hopefully I have planted some seeds that will take root and maybe just one of the women reading this will change her mind and offer her child up for adoption. And may that child grow up to invent something that will save lives,enrich our minds, ignite a passion in us, etc. And to those of you who got so angry , well I hope I made you at least think about your basic beliefs and I leave you with one last question ..... " what if you are wrong? " Take care everyone . PS I don't even live in Westchester County , and this email from The Harrison Patch just appeared in my email a few days ago. Go figure ......
Emilia July 14, 2014 at 05:18 pm
Ms Carullo: First of all, LEARN HOW TO READ! I never said that I was a history teacher. Actually,Read More I taught high school English. Let me address some of your statements. !) I never said the you were Catholic; 2) I do live by the 10 commandments, contrary to what you believe. You and I have a different opinion about the 5th one, obviously; 3) The Mother Teresa quote is not relevant to me or the issue. There are many wonderful, benevolent women out there who have unselfishly given of themselves, as she did, who don't share her views about "killing a child." And they are not necessarily steeped in such a religious background. You just chose one whose views came from her Catholic upbringing; 4) And again, let me point out that you chose to ignore my comment that you contradicted yourself when you said that, "Women should be responsible for their own bodies." That is faulty logic on your part. By the way, thank you for saying that I am "so very logical." I strive to be logical and, unlike you, I realize that my personal story is not relevant to the issue at hand. Lastly, I find it scary to think that you are any kind of teacher, the way you ramble on with emotional baggage and issues personal to you, infusing religion into debates where it does not belong, and throwing logic to the wind. I sincerely hope that you kept religion out of your classroom, if you teach in a public school.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Patch file photo.
Nick M. July 10, 2014 at 08:47 am
Astorino never had a chance. Ny is a welfare state where hardworking people vote with their feetRead More taking their jobs and tax dollars to states like tx fl or the carolinas. People like coumo are king here throwing small handouts to the dependent class.
Chris Marengo July 10, 2014 at 09:04 am
Rob will have a better shot if that far left progressive hack runs as a 3rd party candidate.
mark July 10, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Who ever wins, please stop giving out agricultural tax breaks for these faux farms. no more breaksRead More for horse farms, bee keepers, vegetable stands etc. Stop making me pay for somebody elses weekend retreat.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Patch file photo.
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Cindy Clark July 8, 2014 at 12:47 pm
Really who care Medically or for Recreation use it's a plant that Mother Nature gave us and no oneRead More not even our government has any right to tell us what to do with it. They nee to concentrate on not spending so much money on themselves and spend it on the Men & Women who fight to keep this Country Safe, Our forefather's gave up alot for our freedom and this Government is not doing what these Men set out to do just the opposite they are regulating everything around us and dropping the ball on the important things - So you can have your opinion but mine will always be that the Government should stay out of what we the people do with our own lives and bodies when it come to the plants that Mother Nature gave US!!!
Rob T July 8, 2014 at 03:49 pm
Yea... more stupid people roaming the streets.
hoto credit: Patch file photo
Steve Green July 11, 2014 at 08:52 pm
LOL! Must be a whole lot of medical emergencies every day, every minute, eh? What is thisRead More "self-righteous" crap? Going over 80 MPH is just plain dangerous. You're quick to call others "self-righteous". But what about your attitude? Entitled. Speed-addicted? Affluenza? Enough name-calling. Let's find some common ground that's also safe to everyone on the road. Job pressures, productivity demands, stressful commutes, economic stress. We are all pressured. Don't take it out on each other. Give the 99% a break and tax the Koch Brothers and their ilk. Then maybe we'd all be a little more relaxed.
Sean Hassett July 17, 2014 at 12:08 am
I have many times been behind someone in the left lane driving below, sometimes way below, the speedRead More limit. On passing, I have seen them on the phone, texting, reading a book, looking at a map, all sorts of crazy stuff. So yes, NY should have a slow-poke law. I drive I-95 often and CT should also have a slow-poke law. The left lane should only be for passing slower traffic, not passing the time of day. In places where there are only two lanes, plan ahead when coming to an on-ramp, move over to the left to allow traffic to enter, then move back when it's safe. Never drive below the speed limit in the left lane.
Steve Green July 18, 2014 at 11:19 am
Yes, Sean, I totally agree. The oblivious slow driver in the left lane is an obnoxious danger to allRead More other drivers. Another one: the obvious drunk driver who insists on staying in the left lane. Why? Isn't he/she just drawing more attention and possible arrest? But these are anecdotes. The bottom line is: we don't care very much about each other any more. Why do narcissists park in No Parking/No Standing zones, creating a traffic problem, when plenty of spots are readily available? There's a much bigger social/cultural issue here; we're all just complaining about the symptoms.
Metro-North railway. Photo credit: Krista Madsen
Jim H July 3, 2014 at 11:51 am
Have to wonder how in this day and age an instructor is walking around with the answers to a safetyRead More certification in his bag. MTA could easily standardize the testing and administer it electronically. I realize we could be talking about people that might not own computers but that's addressable. If they took safety seriously they would have a serious certification program.
Delta Dawn July 6, 2014 at 07:04 am
The researchers say this is the first evidence that sleep loss can lead to a loss of brain cells.
Delta Dawn July 6, 2014 at 07:05 am
researchers say that sleep loss can lead to a loss of brain cells.
Nick M. July 2, 2014 at 10:47 am
If you think Obamacare is capitalism you are stupider than I thought. It's not capitalism when theRead More government takes from a group to subsidize another group, that is pretty much the definition of socialism. On top of that the expanded medicare gives those in "need" completely free care. On top of that the role of government has expanded where they now force everyone to have insurance and control what is covered and for how much through regulation. Who do you think pays for the subsidies and medicare/medicaid? I understand the difference between the VA and Obamacare and your kind generally wants VA style HC for everyone in terms of single payer. What do you think is the cause of the VA problems? Just a few employees? the veterans? can you find a way to blame the rich and successful for that one? I'll fill you in, it is that it is completely controlled by the government which consistently lead to systemic failure in pretty much everything they take on. BTW I'm completely fine with paying taxes for roads, bridges, cops, firefighters, etc and when the government can do that right. . .maybe they can start to do other things. . .first they have to do that right.
DTOMe July 2, 2014 at 02:18 pm
Here comes the media drive by's again defending and spreading the good news of Obama and hisRead More programs.. Where's my rose colored glasses...lol
Richard July 3, 2014 at 10:41 am
well my company downgraded our insurance twice because it was a cadillac plan. I'm fine withRead More everyone having options for healthcare but why punish companies for offering better benefits. Companies should be rewarded for better benefits.
Photo credit: The New York State Veterans' Home at Montrose
Nancy June 27, 2014 at 08:46 am
Title of the article is incorrect - This is the NYS Veterans Home at Montrose. This is not part ofRead More the VA and not a hospital - it is a nursing home. The location is on the site of the VA but it is run by the State of NY
Alex Umrichin June 27, 2014 at 01:07 pm
Too bad stacks are no longer used. Jail with release to stocks in the town square would be justRead More about right
June Maxam July 2, 2014 at 07:27 pm
Unfortunately Ms. Mitchell chose to lift the work of The North Country Gazette instead of doing herRead More own. No permission was given, because she didn't ask, for her to reprint NCG's article in its entirety and she's ignored requests to remove it
Zephyr Teachout. Photo credit: Fordham University
knee jerk July 6, 2014 at 06:15 pm
OK, I get it now Tired, Obama blamed Bush the Stupid, Stupid can blame Clinton and Clinton can blameRead More Bush the First or perhaps Monica for upending his pendulum?
Tired of Excuses July 6, 2014 at 07:10 pm
That's politics.......that's why I don't believe any of them.....much better to be independent andRead More not buy into any faux agenda.....
Robert Fishman July 10, 2014 at 09:14 am
KJERK Nice, just make up what you need to fit your position? Bush did not blame Clinton. That is aRead More tactic reserved for the lying Democrat party. No personal responsibility just blame others like a teenager does. If Bush is stupid then Obama is brain dead.
mark June 25, 2014 at 08:17 am
the only reasons this remains illegal is because theres so much money to be made keeping it illegal.Read More Theres tons of money being made in jailing people and even more to be made by keeping it a black market commodity.
BRADY June 30, 2014 at 06:25 pm
Good noew this can be teamed up with all the bogus Disabled Plates and Disabled parking permitsRead More issued by state and city agencies
SCOTT July 8, 2014 at 04:05 pm
Please legalize it quick, my lips itch for a nice smooth water bong with a choke on it, ROLL ROLLRead More ROLL A JOINT, PASS IT DOWN THE LINE, TAKE A TOKE AND HOLD THE SMOKE AND BLOW YOUR FCKN MIND. Light up AMERICA you to Cuomo still.
Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye). Photo credit: Contributed
Bruce Cohen June 19, 2014 at 04:43 pm
Well now that we've gotten our IMPORTANT grammar lesson for the day, and Sage has wasted valuableRead More bandwidth voicing his vast knowledge of the English language, let's deal with the problem at hand. Pointing a laser at an aircraft, auto, motorcycle or boat not only endangers the occupants and operator, but has the possibility of injuring numerous by-standers. I truly feel that a class A felony, with a minimum of five years and no plea bargains is a more justified penalty. And this should apply to 15 year olds and up. Dying in an airplane, car crash or any vehicle accident because some idiot decided it would be fun to point a laser at it is in no way justifiable, period.
REAGAN June 23, 2014 at 03:50 am
REAGAN June 23, 2014 at 03:58 am
bruce you are still as obnoxious as ever. Valuable bandwidth? This isn't 1993. Are you still onRead More dial-up?
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mark June 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Regan was a great man if you liked Iran Contra & consider cocaine/crack dealing and gang warfareRead More admirable.
Common Sense June 19, 2014 at 01:12 pm
Iran Contra was certainly not the highlight of his presidency but at least he stood up and tookRead More responsibility as president, even for the aspects he did not know about, on national television.
Common Sense June 19, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Before the partisan debate begins about his acceptance of responsibility I will preemptively postRead More the link to his public apology: http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/detail/3414
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Eva Radke June 14, 2014 at 09:33 am
Maybe jilted ex-boyfriends will actually have to pay the consequences for using exes' sexuality as aRead More form of punishment and humiliation. Good.
Jo Keohane June 14, 2014 at 11:12 am
Pearl, I guess the person who is in the picture will decide.
Rods July 7, 2014 at 06:03 am
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