Wow, so sad, only 52 a real loss. A wonderful DJ, such a smooth delivery, pleasant and witty. Her morning program was really well done, good listening. Will miss hearing her, Caroline had a great joy about her and her love for rock n roll, old stuff and the new. View Comment
Very nice, companies like Pepsi trot their employee out in the community for stuff like this. Half the people pictured will probably get laided off before they are 50 to "control costs". Meanwhile, their overpaid corporate executives pursue property tax rebates against the towns and school districts that they operate in and hold hostage with the threat of moving to another community.
Shameless corporate self promotion. View Comment
We have no such moral obligation. Do not intervene.
These people hate us, all of them, all sides. That is not going to change by raining in a few tomahawk missiles. I have no confidence once we get involved we would not be sending any boots in to this mess of a country in the near future. And then lets see you send your son, family in there!
Stay out of Syria. Egypt too!
Tip the balance today and we will wind up involved for decades. More hate of us for more people for a longer time. Study your foreign policy history Elliot... Bosnia, Somolia, Iraq, Afghan., go on and on.
No easy solution, not one we need to fund and shed blood over.
This is old news.
This bar is known to young college students as a go to party place. Widely known among 19 and 20 year olds. Groups of kids even bring a designated driver with them, Murphy's give designated drivers free soda and ring up drink sales on the rest of the kids.
I do not live in Yorktown, so I don't know just how smart Mr. Murphy is as a representative of the taxpayers,,,, but he does not seem so savvy as a saloon keeper. Lots of potential bad outcomes for such a place and liability for the owner(s). View Comment
What a load. Westchester business leaders need to bring in some hack consultant from South Carolina to advise on infrastructure and marketing?
Forget the housing banter, this guy is looking for taxpayers to cover the costs for corporate infrastructure, " if you build it they will come". Baloney. Provide all kind of tax breaks, infrastructure and concessions..... Business' still move out in a few years, get acquired, fire workers at will.
Ball is an embarrassment to our community. He found himself a job that will provide him with lifetime medical benefits, now he fumbles around making brash statements that he thinks make him special. Not a very articulate individual, a buffone with a pulpit. He should be out of office soon, but he will take all his benefits. View Comment
Maureen is the best! Glad to see her get such recognition.
Always positve, always willing to help others. Gives a ton of her time to help, willing to stick her neck out too.
Congratulations! View Comment
You are correct, I did not say anything about the golf courses that the county owns.
Not sure why you feel the need to describe me as "someone who does not appreciate history and culture and are limited, as a person", but that is not my problem. I support many worthy cultural venues and programs. I have lived in Westchester for 56 years. Playland being "significant to the history of Westchester" is an opinion I do not share. Determining that the Playland buildings be designated landmarks was/is a mistake. We could have a grand arguement over the historical significance of the buildings, but the place is just not that important.
Fix up the beach, plant some trees and grass, find amusement elsewhere. Open space along the shore would be a wonderful thing.
Good luck with your efforts, but you really need to temper comments if you expect to win support for this or any other effort. View Comment
I did read the petition. Not interested in the county turning over the place to an OPERATOR. That would suely include some sort of sweetheart lease with all sorts of loopholes and liabilty stuck on the county taxpayers. I have no confidence that the county board is capable of oversight as the property owner.
The property, buildings, boardwalk, parking lot, beach front,,,, everything, should be SOLD. And please don't start with the historical significance angle, those buildings are single use money pits.
Perhaps your proposed "operator" could work with a private equity fund/group or some sort of REIT to buy the place. The funds are flush with cash. If the operators business plan is sound, the good folks interested in saving the place as an amusement park can partner up with such an entity and buy the place from the county. View Comment
Westchester County needs to get out of the amusement park business. Sell the place as soon as possible. No sweet lease deal to an operator, just get out and use the proceeds to pay down debt.
Perhaps some Rye area residents that love the place so much should get together private funding and they can run the place to their hearts content. Any consideration to continue to involve our county board of legislators in any ongoing oversight is silly. These folks are a laughing stock. View Comment