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Town of Newburgh Assessor on Powelton Club Settlement

Feb 9th, 2015 | By | Category: OP ED

TOWN OF NEWBURGH ASSESSOR COMMENTS ON POWELTON CLUB SETTLEMENT Acting as Assessor for the Town of Newburgh one of my responsibilities is to set fair and equitable assessments on all properties. Assessors by law cannot be influenced by any outside sources or pressures to change a proper assessment. I have settled many cases over the […]

To The Editor : Re: Sheldon Silver Arrest

Jan 24th, 2015 | By | Category: OP ED

To the Editor: Whether we elect them to govern, legislate or sit on the bench, we want to believe these people serve above the fray and with adherence to fair play.  When they don’t they betray the very foundation of our democracy. Corruption may aid those in power at times but it is almost always […]

A Thank You From Assemblyman Karl Brabenec

Dec 29th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

I want to thank all of the voters in the 98th Assembly district for their trust and confidence in me to be their next State Assemblyman.  Our district has been without a representative for close to a year, so there is a lot to catch up on. I have many positive ideas on how we […]

Maloney Statement on the Anniversary of the Metro-North Derailment

Dec 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the tragic Metro-North derailment. “One year after a Metro-North derailment took the lives of our friends and neighbors, there is still much we need to do to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening again. While our community pauses to honor […]

Comments on Town of Newburgh 2015 Budget

Nov 8th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

As the Acting Town Supervisor and Chief Financial Officer of the Town of Newburgh, I am proud to have presented and have the board approve the Town of Newburgh’s 2015 Budget. With a combined increase of 1.92 %. This 2015 budget has a combined increase of 1.92% for the average home owner with an assessed […]

Letter to the Editor: Newburgh DMV

Sep 29th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

Letter to the Editor I am issuing an appeal to the four legislators who represent the Town and City of Newburgh in the Orange County Legislature (Leigh Benton, James Kulisek, Curlie Dillard and Mike Anagnostakis) and to County Executive Steve Neuhaus to please resist all efforts to close the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices […]

Lalor to Cuomo: Small Businesses Need Tax Breaks Too

Jul 24th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

Statement on NYS Tax Breaks for CBS and The Late Show from Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I – Fishkill) “When Governor Cuomo agrees to give CBS and The Late Show $16 million in subsidies, he should remember that non-glamorous businesses need tax relief too. Small businesses might not be as glamorous as Cuomo’s Hollywood friends, […]

Letter to the Editor : Great American Weekend

Jul 13th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

To the Editor, Once again it is time to thank all of the wonderful people who made the 33rd Annual Great American Weekend such a resounding success! The continued growth of the Great American Weekend is only possible through their help and vision. This exciting year was a record breaker in terms of attendance, types […]

Women’s History Month March 2014

Mar 24th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

I sometimes find it hard to believe that American women earned the right to vote less than 100 years ago with the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. It may seem as if we have come such a very long way in those ensuing 94 years – there is no denying that women have […]

Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants Sends the Wrong Message

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

“Tens of millions of immigrants have struggled to legally come to the United States. Tens of millions more are waiting on line overseas, trying to immigrate legally. They’ve done the right thing and that isn’t easy. When we pass legislation offering state grants to illegal immigrants, we’re sending the wrong message to all of those […]