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04/11/11 This Week's School Highlights: Science Projects, an Art Festival and Budget Adoption and more from Port Chester Patch

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This Week's School Highlights: Science Projects, an Art Festival and Budget Adoption

Christine Loughran | Apr 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

imageStudents have a busy week ahead with concerts, dance performances and a science fair, while the budget process in Port Chester moves ahead.

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Thousands Participate in Nanuet Relays

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imageKicking off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, teams from schools all over the Hudson Valley got together for several races and events.

Treasuring the Moments When Kids Say the Cutest Things


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imageIn kindergarten-speak, "that's why" has replaced "because." Confused? That's why it doesn't make sense!

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This Week's School Highlights: Science Projects, an Art Festival and Budget Adoption (Patch)
Students have a busy week ahead with concerts, dance performances and a science fair, while the budget process in Port Chester moves ahead.
MeghanVanBrookandStefanStankevich (Daily Record)
Dan and Candy Von Brook of Florham Park announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Von Brook, and Stefan Stankevich, both of Port Chester, N.Y. He is the son of Richard and Ellen Stankevich of Meriden, Conn.

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04/11/11 Take A Moment And Check Out The News Roundup Media News Blog - Rye Town Roundup

From Rye Town Roundup: 04/11/11 Gary Zuckerman And His Buddies Have A Record Of Coming Up With Very Simple Wrong Answers To Complicated Questions

Rye Brook Resident Gary "It's A Slam Dunk" Zuckerman's Simple Wrong Answers Almost Always End Up Costing Taxpayers Huge Amounts Of Money.

Everyone in Port Chester And Rye Brook Remembers When Gary Zuckerman And His Buddies Came Up With The Dim Witted Idea Of Hiring A Private Company From Arizona To Be The Rye Brook Fire Department.

Gary Zuckerman told Rye Brook residents that everything looked good on paper. Rye Brook would tell the Port Chester Volunteer Fire Fighters to take a hike and then "privatize" the villages fire protection services. Everything went great till that big ole house in Rye Brook burned to the grown.

Rye Brook residents then wanted to tar and feather Gary Zuckerman and his buddies when they found up that their required escrow account payments went through the roof.

Later other Rye Brook residents, had to clean up the mess that Gary Zuckerman and his buddies created, by putting their tails between their legs and asking for a new fire service contract from the village of Port Chester.


Rye Town Taxpayer's Are Going To Pay Through The Nose, Now That Gary Zuckerman Has A New Very Simple Wrong Answer For A Complex Issue.....

03/23/11 Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin Should Issue His Own Pink Slip

Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin has a goofy plan to dissolve the 350 year old Town of Rye.

Joe "The Harvard Educated Fool" Carvin wants to eliminate the small amount of the $3.6 million budget, that the 8,000 some properties in Rye Brook support.

The Harvard Educated Fool wants the tiny village of Rye Brook to collect it's own taxes taxes, conducts it's own property assessments and pay to maintain all of crawford park and possibly have to pay more to access the Rye Town Park Beach.

But the Harvard Educated Fool wants the little village of Rye Brook to set up it's own court system.

Joe Carvin failed to mention that the village of Rye Brook will need to hie about 18 full time unionized employees and several part time people.

Currently the village of Rye Brook pays less than two million something million in non-union salaries and benefits. And most of that cost is picked up by Port Chester.

Mr. Carvin, a manager at Altima Partners, a London-based hedge loot management firm, that has become the latest hedge fund manager that needed to build up its in-house legal capability.

Recently, Altima Partners made headlines when its legal chief Ursula Newmanjumped from the ship of rats and went to another firm..

Clueless Joe Carvin has flushed $50,000 in tax dollars down the toilet studying " What do the hard working nonunion employees of the town of Rye do?"

Carvin's bone headed move comes amid a state-wide push to consolidate more than 4,000 local municipalities in an effort to pare away layers of bureaucracy that drive up costs and taxes.

New York State is pushing for consolidation by folding villages, back up into towns or by combining villages and school districts, but the Harvard Educated Fool is going into the wrong direction by folding the Town into two separate villages.

And even though Joe "The Harvard Educated Fool" Carvin has spent $50,000, he still can't tell Rye Brook residents what he is going to do about unincorporated areas of the town like the Rye Neck section, which has it's own school system and is on the other side of the City Of Rye.

What is going to happen to Rye Neck?

Is the village of Rye Brook going to annex this area?

Will the village of Rye Brook now have to deal with three school districts instead of the current two school districts?

The problem is particularly acute in Westchester, Rockland and Nassau counties, all among the top 10 counties with the highest property taxes in the U.S., according to an analysis of Census data by the Tax Foundation.

This all sounds good to hear let's dissolve part of our government.

The current push has yet to yield any village or town consolidations.

Last year's New York State budget halved the state's $11.5 million appropriation to fund efficiency grants, and under the Governor's budget cutting ax next year's budget is likely to chop away at the remaining $5 million.

Dissolving local entities isn't easy.

Most Rye Brook residents are not interested in picking up the bulk of the $4.6 million Carvin Administration debt.

Every election year Joe "The Harvard Educated Fool" Carvin comes up with a dim witted plan that sounds good that sounds good in theroy, but won't work in the real world.

Remember three years ago, when Carvin had the birdbrained and silly solution that would have merged Port Chester, Rye Brook and everything into the City of Rye.

The City Of Rye split away from the town in 1942, because it did not want to be associated with Rye Brook and Port Chester.

Was Joe Carvin even around when both the Rye City and the Rye Brook police departments went nuts when Gary Zuckerman pushed to consolidate both police departments.

When push came to shove and all options were put on the table, the voters shot down Gary Zuckerman's unworkable idea.

Now we have a new Rye Town Supervisors election and Joe Carvin has a new dog and pony show: "I am garnering support for dissolving the Town of Rye."

Mr. Zuckerman, an attorney is feeding Joe Carvin this idea. The problem is that Zuckerman and Carvin are fiddling as Rye Town burns.

Now Zuckerman and Carvin want Rye Brook to hire a unionized employee and pay other unionized employees overtime to run Rye Brook elections.

And guess what?

That new election totally ran by and paid for by Rye Brook tax payers will include a new Rye Brook Village Judge who needs a unionized court clerk to handle tickets from the Rye Brook speed trap.

I wonder if a lawyer like Gary Zuckerman would be interested in being Rye Brook's first village judge. Maybe Zuckerman could hire his wife to be the new unionized court clerk, who will probably need a part time unionized assistant to help her with the paperwork.

Maybe Zuckerman has eye on taking over the $131,000 the town of Rye spent on legal expenses.

But Joe Carvin and Gary Zuckerman can find things to cut in order to fund this massive expansion of Rye Brook government.

Hey they could cut the $3,500 that the Town of Rye gives to veterans.

If Gary Zuckerman and Joe Carvin's idiotic plans sounds confusing, it's because it is.

Mr. Zuckerman, who has been angeling for he can profit by gutting of Rye Town for more than a decade.

But everytime Rye Brook taxpayers to study Zuckerman's ill informed proposals, they reject them.

Gary "Let's Make Rye Brook Government Huge" Zuckerman and Joe "The Harvard Educated Fool" Carvin just can't reasonably figure out what governments should provide and at what costs.

If someone offered Zuckerman and Carvin $50,000 to study folding all of Westchester County into Rye Brook, they would take the money in a New York minute and tell us it's the best idea since the pop up toaster.

The fact is that taxpayer funded study after taxpayer funded study has shown that savings are only going to come from merging village services with Port Chester or by combing the Port Chester and Blind Brook school districts.

And that's a bridge that Rye Brook is just not ready to cross yet.

Taxpayer study after taxpayer study has concluded that real savings would only come from dissolving the villages into the town.

Rye Brook taxes shot up exponentially after they formed a village to take over services already provided by Rye Town in the 1980's.

What ever happened to Joe Carvin's four year old election promise to bring the Rye Town tax rate to zero, by using his business expertise to run Rye Town off of the interest on tax payments.

It looks like it was just another one of the Harvard Educated Fools pie in the sky promises to Rye Brook taxpayers.

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