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Sent from my Lear Jet April 24, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Hillary is a very smart able woman. She served well as Senator from NY and as SECSTATE. I wouldRead More vote for her again. The drooling halfwits from the tea party can't stop her. The republicans will never win with tea party assholes fragmenting the vote. Very reasonable republican candidates are now forced into making idiotic statements to show that they agree in some way with the droolers. Hil is a winner already.
Brian Burke April 25, 2014 at 12:05 am
Why is she speaking? She quit her last post and and someone is stupid enough to pay her for advise?Read More Give us a break and go back to Arkansas with you husband. OH you probably would get locked up there for the problems as governor.
Scott Peterson April 25, 2014 at 12:31 am
Maybe Hillary Clinton's brains in Sara Palin's body, less a few pounds maybe but that's just myRead More preference, I am not judging her for not meeting my ideal, and without an accent that makes her sound like a character in Fargo; and who remembers Fargo? Exactly. I don't know that it can be done but such a creation might win regardless of which party she would represent. Image being ever more important as substance is draining away and all. On the other hand, if 60% of the nation is over weight and 60% are emotionally disturbed, N.J has a Governor who talks a lot without saying anything. He sounds like a true man of the people to me.
bob young April 23, 2014 at 05:47 pm
Any news coming out of the town meeting last night?
PW RES April 23, 2014 at 09:18 pm
I went and spoke. Only 2 others showed up. They said they met with the independent consultant theyRead More hired and walked part of the route with him - he thought burying was a legitimate alternative that should have been considered. I asked that they fix the poles for proper ADA access and to test the soil for chemicals since there is bound to be a high concentration of Penta on the poles and leaking into our soil. If no one is going to police this project, I guess it is up to us.
PW RES April 23, 2014 at 09:19 pm
I could not make the meeting tonight with Steve Israel, but I hope someone brought it up to him,Read More too.
Sen. Charles Schumer and North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. Credit: TONH
Bob Rabey April 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Have any of you ever tried to contact Chuck Schumer? Anyone been successful? I've tried many, manyRead More times over the years, but it's become apparent that this "career politician" just wants his mug in the media.
Arguendo April 21, 2014 at 03:54 pm
Chuckie Photo-Op wants your check to clear first.
Patch File Photo
paul April 17, 2014 at 07:48 am
Too bad these company's can't be honest like the US government.
MK Smith April 17, 2014 at 10:22 am
Dump Cuomo. Dump Steve Israel.Read More http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/16/Nancy-Pelosi-House-Republicans-Amnesty
Willie Lester April 17, 2014 at 01:06 pm
I told you once and I will tell you agian, Cuomo can sleep through this election and still beatRead More Robbie Boy.
Big_E April 22, 2014 at 03:22 pm
That Newsmax article constantly says this is a way to circumvent the Constitution. But since theRead More Constitution grants states the right to award their EC votes any way they want, this is perfectly legal. A state could decide to award its EC votes based on a contest. Have the Democratic nominee and the Republican nominee guess how many jelly beans are in a jar. Closest one gets the EC votes for their party.
brookhavenconfucius April 22, 2014 at 04:26 pm
America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study findsRead More http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/21/americas-oligarchy-not-democracy-or-republic-unive/
Sean Hassett April 22, 2014 at 05:06 pm
Judy: The only incident of voter fraud that I know of personally was an elderly man who voted twiceRead More for the GOP candidate. He would not accept that it was wrong and even was delighted. Just saying.
Operation Clean Sweep runs April 18-May 9 in North Hempstead. Credit: Town of North Hempstead
ann m April 15, 2014 at 08:05 am
This is wonderful, When will the massive "pot holes" be repaired? I'd rather see that doneRead More first
Lynn Borowski April 16, 2014 at 09:41 am
I would rather have an "environmentally friendly" North Hempstead Town crew come andRead More remove the stump of the tree that fell on my house 18 mos. ago during Hurricane Sandy. I have called the Town at least 5 or 6 times and have as many "case" numbers assigned to me. Wonder if Ms. Bosworth will visit me or whoever trips on the raised ground or stump when a bone is broken. This happening is inevitable.
ann m April 17, 2014 at 09:17 am
I guess it wouldn't be such an insult to me if my taxes weren't so high.. So where does the moneyRead More go?????
Steve Israel. Credit: File Photo
LS April 16, 2014 at 12:19 am
Steve Israel should be ashamed of himself. Ever since he became head of the DemocraticRead More Congressional Campaign Committee, he has moved further and further left. I cannot believe this man is a suitable representative for the electorate of his district. I look forward to voting for his opponent in November.
Archie Bunker April 16, 2014 at 07:04 am
I would like to thank everyone for supporting Congressman Israel. If he is not re-elected, I willRead More lose my unemployment insurance, free health care for my family and will need to find work. By the way, does anyone know if Obamacare covers braces?
knee jerk April 16, 2014 at 08:55 am
It does cover your adult diapers, though Bunker.
STAR dot STAR April 12, 2014 at 09:45 pm
The BUNDY RANCH confrontation is all of us.
frank vecchione April 13, 2014 at 08:11 am
star , resist / never submit. this is not over . we must be prepared for the confrontation , thatRead More will come. in ny also , when the tyrant in albany starts to confiscate our firearms....
brookhavenconfucius April 13, 2014 at 08:37 am
AND FRANK, WE ARE ALL ALONE, TOO ! DONT EXPECT, any of those WHINY politicians, to be with TheRead More People !
Jack Frost April 13, 2014 at 08:37 am
Did he mention the fact that anytime there is a fire in Hempstead NSLIJ can't cover the requests forRead More ambulances so they are bailed out again and again by the same volunteers and Nassau County Ambulances they are trying to put out of business?
Hal Benton April 15, 2014 at 11:37 am
The arrangement seems to be working really good. In Hempstead, the village just unanimously renewRead More the contract with them. And, we do see more police on the street instead of the police in the ambulances.  And, I know the response times are much better. And, one more thing, with the Hospital ambulances, everyone gets a more trained Paramedic in the ambulance. Paramedics can do more for an emergency patient. It’s a good deal all around for the Village by saving money, the resident and it sure puts more police on the streets.
Patrick Lee April 16, 2014 at 08:08 am
Hal, it would be fine arrangement if any of what you said was true and not just a reprint of theRead More article above. It's really not surprising to see the village renew the contract when one of NSLIJs largest benefactors, Don Monti and his company Renaissance Downtowns received the incredibly lucrative Hempstead urban renewal project contract. Quid pro quo anybody? Hempstead's own figures show a decrease in arrests from 1795 in 2011 to 1600 in 2012 while at the same time police overtime rose from $2.1 million to over $2.4 million in the same time span. Also, I'm not sure where you got the faulty information that paramedics employed by a hospital ambulance are any different than their municipal counterparts in the fire department as many of the technicians at NSLIJ are people who were fired from legitimate municipal agencies like FDNY and couldn't work anywhere else or already have a full time job doing something else and try to play EMS provider on the weekend. The residents of Hempstead deserve better than to risk their lives in the name of political patronage. EMS is a vital emergency service and should not be run like a gypsy cab service.
TJ Eckleburg April 10, 2014 at 09:05 pm
So you are calling Long Island police officers "union thugs"? Ok. got it. You are one sickRead More broad. I feel sorry for your kids.
TJ Eckleburg April 10, 2014 at 09:16 pm
COMMOM, since you are a factually-challenged rightwing twit, I will educate you about public sectorRead More pensions: The average yearly pension is $28K. Public sector employees contribute 40% of noninvestment contributions to their retirement. The rest is covered mostly by pensions account investment returns...NOT the taxpayers...YOU are the one who needs to learn how to read and do some research while you are at it, twit
MK Smith April 11, 2014 at 07:54 am
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Vincent April 1, 2014 at 06:14 am
Are we missing John Kaiman yet?
Arguendo April 1, 2014 at 07:46 am
No thanks for greasing the permits for those 80-foot shafts.
jamie April 1, 2014 at 10:54 am
The residents of North Hempstead will be paying for all the mistakes these inspectors, plansRead More examiners and commissioners. Try and sell your home or get refinance without dealing with the miles of red tape and arrogance of this department. The fees are ridiculous and they will go back to 1950 to look for open permits. No grandfathering. J
North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. Credit: TONH
Arguendo April 17, 2014 at 02:43 pm
Better check into those retirement options, Dave. And start hiding assets. "PSEG UpgradeRead More Stalled State judge backs the town’s stop-work order By Joanne Pilgrim | April 17, 2014 - 1:37pm East Hampton Town’s stop-work order against PSEG Long Island, the utility whose transmission line upgrade has prompted a public outcry here, was upheld on Monday in State Supreme Court, Riverhead. Acting State Supreme Court Justice Ralph Gazzillo denied PSEG’s request for a temporary restraining order that would have allowed it to continue work at the substation. Construction at an Old Stone Highway, Amagansett, power substation will therefore remain stalled, although the utility’s request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the town from further interference is yet to be decided. Meanwhile, Long Island Businesses for Responsible Energy, a new group formed to fight PSEG’s installation of high-voltage wires and large poles along town and village residential streets, has hired lawyers and plans an April 26 meeting in order to gather plaintiffs to sue PSEG." http://easthamptonstar.com/News/2014417/PSEG-Upgrade-Stalled
Arguendo April 19, 2014 at 08:28 am
Are Bosworth, DiGiorgio and Martins doing ANYTHING AT ALL? The Hamptons folks are way out front onRead More their own version of this unnecessary and unsightly fiasco. http://www.newsday.com/news/breaking/ny-dps-letter-regarding-pseg-li-power-lines-in-east-hampton-1.7730711 http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/pseg-seeks-to-quash-order-stopping-cable-project-1.7760691 One thing is clear: PSEG-LI is one arrogant, public-be-damned utility, worse even than the clueless buffoons at LIPA, whose legacy, toady, politically appointed "Board" is sitting on their hands.
Arguendo April 20, 2014 at 08:07 am
How does PSEG-LI's intrusive and unsightly shafting fit into Cuomo's charge to power smart?Read More “Let’s incentivize smart projects that locate within state-owned or existing transmission rights-of-way so that they are not interfering or spreading into local communities, and let’s offer those smart projects an expedited approval process” The irony is we had the potential for one of the other mandates, a "micro-grid", with Glenwood operating on clean natgas. Now? PSEG-LI blames loss of the Glenwood connector (an outright lie) and we get the 80-foot shafts. http://www.smartgridnews.com/artman/publish/Delivery_Grid_Optimization/New-York-launches-massive-grid-hardening-and-modernization-effort-6293.html#.U1O3lvldUrV
bob young March 27, 2014 at 01:26 pm
One other thing Josh, the so called "big dig" would not be big. Besides, don't we haveRead More underground sewers, gas lines and storm drains? Yes we do. BTW are you a member of the IBEW?
Arguendo March 27, 2014 at 01:32 pm
The 80-foot shafting we're getting will have almost ZERO impact on the number or duration ofRead More outages. The overwhelmingly vast majority of outages by numbers and by time out of service are failures in secondary and neighborhood distribution lines (or unannounced intentional shut-offs, which LIPA and PSEG are famous for), NOT primary feeders.
Arguendo March 27, 2014 at 01:35 pm
He's definitely not a member of the ditch digger's union.
The utility pole installation on Port Washington Blvd.
Steve klyce March 26, 2014 at 06:02 pm
From Senator Martins (email today): Dear Friend: I wanted to update you on PSEG-Long Island'sRead More ongoing project on the Port Washington Peninsula. As I previously informed you, Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel and I, working together with Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio, called on Governor Cuomo to intervene on behalf of local residents who expressed concerns about the large transmission poles PSEG-Long Island is installing. In response to our request, the Governor has directed the Department of Public Service to review the PSEG-Long Island project in an effort to find a way to meet the need for reliable service while also taking into account the community’s needs. I am pleased that the Governor has taken this important step so that the concerns of residents on the Port Washington Peninsula are taken into consideration. Sincerely, SENATOR JACK M. MARTINS
Arguendo March 26, 2014 at 06:21 pm
Simply inadequate, too late to stop the poles and the waste of funding and effort. More of the slowRead More walk.
Archie Bunker March 26, 2014 at 07:38 pm
You expect one of the most disfunctional State Legislatures in this country to do something thatRead More doesn't benefit their union friends?
Stevo March 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
brookhaven - You never fail to show your bigotry in your idiotic posts. What a creep you are!!
brookhavenconfucius March 24, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Thank you Stevo, or is it Sheep-O ? Was that it ?
brookhavenconfucius March 27, 2014 at 08:06 am
Earl, THESE ILLEGALS, "have not filed but are due refunds" ! Guess, we can call thisRead More ILLEGAL ALIEN PATCH, now !
Sen. Jack Martins. Credit: File Photo
Archie Bunker March 23, 2014 at 09:35 am
Hey There Senator Martins --- Take a walk down Main Street and see first hand what the town'sRead More economic development program has done.
Arguendo March 23, 2014 at 10:13 am
Indeed. Aided and abetted by a few individuals with their own interests at stake.
Arguendo March 25, 2014 at 10:41 pm
For Mr. Martin's consideration: In addition to conducting a patently false campaign of "FearRead More Uncertainty and Doubt" with regard to Port Washington power demand (no independent review of forecasts or methodology) , CEO Dave Daly flat out lied to everyone in the room when he walked back and denied any contribution of the Glenwood Landing feeder, a fact memorialized in his own slides. Quoting:"The loss of 69kV Transmission Line from Glenwood to Bar Beach will create an overload condition on the existing Port Washington to Great Neck Line due to increased customer demand projected for Summer 2014 and beyond. New Transmission Line prevents the need to load shed for loss of supply from Glenwood to Bar Beach..." Daly's own slide gives the lie to his comments that "Glenwood had nothing to do with the project", and further reinforces that simply re-supplying the Glenwood feeder can solve the problem without 210 80-foot poles. This slide appears at page 4 of: http://www.northhempstead.com/filestorage/7350/7121/7229/7271/Port_Washington_to_Great_Neck_Overhead_Transmission_Project.pdf
New Hyde Park saw diminished mail service this winter, but delivery is expected to improve. Credit: File Photo
Diane March 19, 2014 at 10:53 am
Minor improvements noted. Instead of getting mail between 7-8PM daily, it comes earlier butRead More inconsistently. Also, all packages from Amazon are late; the USPS marks them as delivered, however. I have had to personally visit the NHP Annex to find/pick up my packages. I have asked Amazon to investigate this matter, and they are avoiding use of USPS as a carrier (when possible) when mailing packages to my home. When you visit the main Post Office to inquire about missing mail, attendants accuse you of harassment and state that the Post Office on 2nd Ave. is a 'financial office' and has nothing to do with the mail! Frustrated, disappointed and very angry.
Chester March 21, 2014 at 11:32 am
The mail delivery has been horrible lately. Where are our bills? We have missing credit card bills,Read More utility bills etc. Are they going to forgive their late-payment fees?
Colleen March 21, 2014 at 11:44 am
Mail delivery continues to be a MAJOR problem. I have yet to receive bills that were mailed outRead More weeks ago; I have to check all my accounts online to make sure I am current on payments. I only learned this after I missed two credit card payments. Not sure how to discuss this issue with my credit card companies to convince them to waive the late fees. When I do receive mail (which is not every day), it does not arrive at my house until after 5:00 pm.
STAR dot STAR March 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm
And Deb, don't forget that Obamacare is yet ANOTHER tax which is a redistribution scheme, so saysRead More the Supreme Court.
TomTuttle March 17, 2014 at 01:42 pm
EXTEND!!!! It's pathetic that we as citizens allow the people who have never had to use socialRead More benefits decide whether we should be allowed to use what we all pay for every week of our labor out of our paychecks. Tell me one person on Capital Hill who has ever lost a job and had to use the Unemployment System until they found another? I bet its very small number. Yet we give them the decision making power to rule on our lives? Why? They receive full medical coverage,lifetime jobs for some,insane pensions that the working man/woman could only dream of, yet they do not work a full year like the rest of us? These are the people who we want representing our everyday issues? Not in my opinion. Time for this country to ORGANIZE!!! It's us against them it seems. Very sad day to be an american when you see our government coming off the rails and there is no answer in sight.
fred March 17, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Deb- I think you make excellent points and capitalism is the only economic system that works.Read More However we haven't seen capitalism in this country in years. Too big too fail. Subsidies, tax breaks. Adam Smith would be rolling over in his grave. You as a small business owner is the one getting screwed by the government actions and large corporations greed
Chuck Idol March 16, 2014 at 10:41 pm
Arguendo - I am working with a group that is going to focus on a much broader effort. I recogniseRead More that Port Washington is one town among many that are now facing these massive 75 foot poles. Please see what I have started. www.PSEGLongIsland.info and please please spread the word to have anyone and everyone sign the http://www.change.org/petitions/eliminate-poles-bury-high-voltage-lines I will do my best to make sure all voices are heard. Thanks All signatures on this petition will be coordinated with other petitions they are not a separate effort - only that the one I have is broader in scope. Thank you everyone for your concern.
hank ratner March 17, 2014 at 08:15 pm
I believe our local elected officials overtly or covertly kept the residents in the dark about thisRead More project. For starters this PSEG project was on the drawing board for more than two years. Surely it strains credibility to believe no one new! Michelle Schimels letter to the Governor dated March 13 states in paragraph three, "Prior to this project "public discussion" was limited to a meeting with LOCAL government officials, to which I ATTENDED.
Arguendo March 18, 2014 at 06:36 am
Here's the state of play in East Hampton:Read More http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/pseg-long-island-east-hampton-residents-must-pay-to-bury-electric-line-1.7416451?qr=1 I wonder whether PSEG will also give credits for fifty years of avoided tree and post-storm aerial restoration work? Yeah, sure they will. This is a disgrace, and it's the Governor, to whom PSEG reports who is aiding and abetting it.