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Monday, March 7, 2011

03/07/11 LoHud.com: Port Chester residents make it to “Almost, Maine”

A number of Port Chester residents (not to mention LoHud’s own Scott Faubel of White Plains) will be taking to the stage in Darien, Conn., starting this Thursday for a production of Almost, Maine at the Darien Arts Center.

From its publicity materials: “The fictional town of Almost, Maine is located 75 miles north of where Interstate 95 ends in remote, northern (real-life) Aroostook County. With a population of 300, average winter temperature nine degrees and average snowfall of 115 inches, Almost is a supernaturally sparse and beautiful place where magical things occur. Clear dark skies, shooting stars and a spectacular Aurora Borealis are featured as prominently on stage as are the play’s characters: nineteen men and women, played by nine actors, falling in and out of love in nine unique, unpredictable scenes over two acts.”
The play also includes original music created by composer and conductor Keith Levenson of Pound Ridge. His credits include the Broadway and national touring productions of Annie, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (with Ann-Margret), Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Who’s Tommy, Big River, Chess and Dreamgirls.
Almost, Maine will be presented in the Weatherstone Studio at The Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Road, Darien, on March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 8 pm; March 13 and 20th at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 general admission; Seniors/Students $15. Reservations call 203-655-5414; visit www.arts.darien.org for more information.
Photo above, courtesy of Scott Faubel, shows the Port Chester entourage: Standing, l-r: actor Larry Reina, actor Ann Peterson, actor Mario Fuentes; Sitting l-r: actor Peter Green, director Carin Zakes, actor and producer Rasha Clark.

03/07/11 Port Chester Roundup Can't Watch His Favorite Comedy Show

I try to watch the live feed to all of the Port Chester Board of Trustee meeting to observe and enjoy all of the stupid things that Extremist TEA Party Lunatic Bart "The Bigot" Didden and Sam "Welcome To PORK Chester" Terenzi say.

The Didden and Terenzi comedy duo often has me on the floor laughing until I realize that I am going to have to pay for their stupidity in the near future.

Didden and Terenzi must be up to be up to something devious, because the feed has disappeared.

I am just so curious to find out what Didden and Terenzi are up to this month.

Last month Wing Nuts Didden and Terenzi were giving Rye Town Republican Supervisor Joe Carvin's brother a $225,000 pay day.

I guess I am going to have to walk down and watch the Board Of Trustees meeting in person.

I just can't miss my favorite comedy show.

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03/07/11 PORT CHESTER PATCH: Board Will Convene Tonight for Last Meeting Before Mayoral Election

Along with discussions on pawn shops and the marina sea wall, residents will likely address next week's mayoral election during public comments

Trustees are expected to talk about pawn shops, noise and the ongoing sea wall problem when they meet tonight at the village courthouse.
The former issue was tabled after the last meeting, when consultant Patrick Cleary answered questions about how Port Chester can regulate pawn shops and similar businesses. After two moratoriums and a study, Cleary's recommended course of action involves using existing case law and methods that have worked in other towns to limit – rather than ban – pawn shops.
That would be accomplished through zoning, avoiding an outright ban that would be unlikely to hold up if a licensed pawn broker sought to open shop in Port Chester. Although the village has fielded two inquiries from pawn brokers over the past year, there are no current applications to open pawn shops in Port Chester. Tonight, residents will get a chance to weigh in on the issue before trustees vote.
Also on the agenda: a resolution to authorize Village Manager Christopher Russo to hire Ocean and Coastal Consultants to study alternative solutions to the ongoing collapsed sea wall problem. The bulkhead, which remains closed off to the public, was built as part of the same construction project that brought the $100 million waterfront complex to Port Chester. Engineers have pointed to faulty construction practices, use of inappropriate materials, and improvised work-arounds employed by the original contractors as the main factors leading to the collapse.
In a move to avoid a crippling, multi-million-dollar repair bill, Mayor Dennis Pilla announced last month a tentative agreement with G&S Investors that would cover most of the costs; the details of that plan are still being worked out, but would involve sectioning off the bulkhead and parking lot as a special zoning district that would tie together the resources of G&S and local businesses that benefit from the lot and marina.
As usual, the meeting will include two designated public comment periods; the first is the third item on the agenda, and the second is scheduled for the end of the meeting. With barely more than a week before voters head to the polls to choose Port Chester's next mayor, the election will likely become a central issue during comments tonight.
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03/07/11 The Raw Port Chester News Feed

News Reports About Port Chester, NY
From Art to Ballroom Dancing, OASIS Program Offers Plenty to Local Students
In Port Chester, the school board has discussed a few budget scenarios, which could raise the tax levy by either 2 or 6.35 percent. While some programs in the school district could be faced with funding cuts, one of them—the 21 st Century OASIS ...

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Eleven people, including five children, were displaced in a fire at a three- story building in Port Chester that badly damaged several apartments and two ...
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Date:3/1 Time:13:00 approx Location: 304 Midland Ave Frequency: 46.06. Fire 15. PCFD FG Units Operating: E58,60,61,62,63,64,TL2,L31,L30. Multiple m/a...

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03/07/11 Stupid Is As Stupid Does: Bart "The Bigot" Didden And Sleazy Sam Terenzi Should Reconsider Vote To Appeal Voting Rights Ruling

Extremist TEA Party Lunatic Bart "The Bigot" Didden And Sam "Welcome To PORK Chester" Terenzi's decision to appeal the federal voting rights ruling is short-sided and a big mistake, both for the people of Port Chester and for this dumb and dumber duo. 

The majority of Port Chester residents, are not in favor of Didden and Terenzi's desire to appeal.

Do these two Port Chester wing nuts really think that they can appeal this and win and have voting return to the way it was before Bart Didden's racist flyer.

What will these two Port Chester wing nuts do when the Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin's brother reaches the funding cap without a decision?

Drop the Case?

Spend More Money?

The $225,000 spending cap at Michael "Ka Ching Ka Ching Ka Ching" Carvin's outrageous hourly rate of $775.00/ Hour equates to approximatively 290 hours.

What The Dumb And Dumber Dou Of Didden and Terenzi wont tell you that 290 hours is not even close enough hours for Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin's brother to prepare an appeal, let alone present it and defend it.

This is just a down payment on another million dollars being flushed down the Port Chester Republican Party Patronage toilet.

Who can blame Rye Town Supervisor Joe "The Harvard Educated Fool" Carvin's brother for not passing up a $225,000 Port Chester taxpayer funded and the likely off additional massive payments for his friends and family members.

How can Michael Carvin pass this by?

Port Chester voters are going to Punish Bart "The Bigot" Didden, Sam "Welcome To PORK Chester" Terenzi And Joe "The Harvard Educated Fool" Carvin in this and up coming elections.

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03/07/11 PORT CHESTER TOPIX MESSAGE BOARD: Mamaroneck seeks to tax hotel rooms

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Port Chester - News March 7, 2011

Mamaroneck seeks to tax hotel rooms (Journal News)
MAMARONECK - The cost of checking into a local motel may go up under a plan to tax lodging in the village.

03/07/11 Port Chester Lost The Voting Right Case, Because Of The Reckless Actions Of Bart Didden

Port Chester voters will go to the polls March 15 to fill the mayoral position.

Port Chester Mayor Dennis Pilla, is running for a third two-year term against challenger Extreamist TEA Party Lunatic Bart "The Bigot" Didden,

Didden joined the village board in June in the landmark election for all six Port Chester trustee seats.

This was the first election held under the cumulative voting voting system that Bart "The Bigot" Didden's racist flier created.

The Department of Justice had to prove THREE POINTS points to win the voting rights case in Port Chester.

The United States Department Of Justice argued that Port Chester's existing at-large system violated the Voting Rights Act, which protects minorities' constitutional right to equal protection under the law.
  • DOJ Lawyers found that the population of 28,000 was about half Hispanic, they argued that the system prevented Hispanics from getting a representative on the six-trustee board. This proved the FIRST POINT that the DOJ needed to win the voting rights case against Port Chester.
  • The Justice Department also found that no Hispanic had ever been elected trustee or mayor in the village. This proved the SECOND POINT that the DOJ needed to win the voting rights case against Port Chester.
  • But the DOJ lawyers had a problem. They still had to find that there had been a racial appeal in a Port Chester election in order to make the third point that they needed to win the voting rights case. The DOJ just could not find any evidence a racial appeal was ever made in a Port Chester election. Despite at looking at over a decade of campaign literature the DOJ just could not find ONE piece of paper that ever showed that there had been a racial appeal in an election in Port Chester.
  • Then Bart "The Bigot" Didden made that TWO page racist flier that attacking Blanca Lopez and Port Chester's Hispanics. This proved the THIRD POINT that the DOJ needed to win the voting rights case against Port Chester.
Bart Didden's racist flyer was followed by a trial in which U.S. District Judge Stephen C. Robinson, after hearing evidence of a litany of wrongful conduct, found the village unlawfully disenfranchised Hispanic residents. At the time the suit was filed, the village had never elected a Hispanic candidate to anything — neither to the village board nor school board — despite Hispanics making up about half the population.

Judge Robinson's also found that during the 2007 mayoral election, a blatant racial appeal was made to voters — in the form of an anonymous flier distributed to 1,000 homes — disparaging of Hispanics and crudely complaining of their influence. The one factor that had to be considered in voting rights cases.

The DOJ had to show that a Port Chester political campaign included overt or subtle racial appeals and Bart "The Bigot" Didden delivered them a two page racist flier.

Soon it was subsequently learned that the two page flier was written by Bart Didden, who is now a candidate for mayor.

Yes it is true, Bart "The Bigot" Didden's racist two page flyer gave the Department of Justice the missing piece of the voting rights case puzzle.

Now Bart "The Bigot" Didden wants to spend another $225,000 in taxpayer money — on top of the $1.2 million spent so far — to continue a community-dividing legal fight he helped create with his racist flyer.

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03/07/11 PORT CHESTER PATCH: From Art to Ballroom Dancing, OASIS Program Offers Plenty to Local Students" and more news


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From Art to Ballroom Dancing, OASIS Program Offers Plenty to Local Students
The program provides cultural and academic enrichment to elementary school children.
By Christine Loughran | Mar 7, 2011

03/07/11 Will The Real Bart Didden Please Stand Up

Extremist TEA Party Lunatic Bart "The Bigot" Didden is running all over town putting up massive signs and bragging that he is going to spend $80,000 to win a mayoral seat that pays less than $15,000.

Bart "The Bigot" Didden who is trying to unseat Port Chester Mayor Dennis Pilla is adverting one criticism after another of the mayor's performance.

This kind of odd because after hearing Bart Didden say that the mayor has done a "great job for the past four years." during the February 22nd Board Of Trustees Meeting.

It looks like if you don't like what Didden has to say then wait a few weeks and he will tell you something different.

In the meantime please continue to enjoy Bart "The Bigot" Didden's automated robo calls and mailings.

They never have erected a statue for a whining critic like Bart Didden, who is graping for straws as he flushes $80,000 down the toilet.

When you are about to move the lever on March 15th, please don't let the number or size of Bart Didden's Main Street campaign billboards influence your decision.

Consider the character and track records of both candidates, before you pull that lever.

At that point I am sure that you will re-elect Port Chester Mayor Dennis Pilla a proven Port Chester leader.

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Today In History: Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone

March 07

Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone on this day in 1876. Ironically, he considered the telephone to be a distraction to work and refused to have one in his study.

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