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Cuomo Tax Plan Sticks It To Hudson Valley, Long Island

Jan 12th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I – Fishkill) released a statement responding to Governor Cuomo’s proposal to eliminate corporate taxes on manufacturers except for manufacturers in the MTA Region. Cuomo’s plan hits the Hudson Valley and Long Island, leaving those regions with high taxes and driving manufacturing jobs out of the areas. The MTA Region includes […]



Statement from Unshackle Upstate Regarding Governor Cuomo’s 2014 Tax Relief Plan

Jan 7th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

“We are pleased that Governor Cuomo is making tax relief a major priority for the 2014 legislative session. Unshackle Upstate has been a statewide leader in fighting for cutting taxes for New York’s businesses and families. We have long supported eliminating the regressive 18-A energy tax, lowering the corporate franchise tax rate and eliminating corporate […]



Letter to the Editor – Recent City of Newburgh Judgeship Appointment

Jan 5th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

This public statement is being made to bring clarity to my negative vote re: the  recent judgeship appointment of Mr. Williams.  First and foremost, I feel that the whole process was not handled in a professional way, especially due to the lack of timely notification of the position to the general public.. My negative vote […]



Lalor: Assembly Democrats Just Don’t Care About Sexual Harassment

Dec 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: OP ED

Statement on Latest Assembly Democrat Sexual Harassment Scandal from Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I – Fishkill) “The latest Assembly sexual harassment allegations, this time against Assemblyman Gabryszak , shed a harsh light on Assembly Democrats. It looks like Assembly Democrats just don’t care to stop sexual harassment in the Assembly. It’s hard to find another […]



Letter to the Editor : Public or Private Servants?

Dec 16th, 2013 | By | Category: OP ED

The manipulation of rules and fair play has long been a calling card of certain elected officials in Town Hall, but the activity transpiring recently brings it front and center for the voting public to observe. The recent news, or old news to those of us made aware of these plans last summer, that Town […]



Letter to the Editor : Tax Or Campaign Dollars?

Oct 30th, 2013 | By | Category: OP ED

This week residents in the Town of Newburgh were blessed to receive a newsletter from Town Hall (right before the election) using tax payer dollars to produce and mail it (after a 9.9% tax increase) when we have not received a newsletter in the mail in at least the past seven years. It’s a good […]



Letter to Editor October 25 2013

Oct 25th, 2013 | By | Category: OP ED

In a short time from now we will be selecting a new County Executive. We have heard good and bad, pro and con during the past few months. I cannot change what you have heard but considering all of my experiences in life, I would want only one person to be the leader for our […]



Letter to the Editor Orange County Executive

Oct 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: OP ED

Dear Editor – The only clear choice in the race for Orange County Executive is Steven Neuhaus.  Steve has been a proven town supervisor that has seen economic and quality of life improvements.  He is a family man with military leadership experience.  He has a positive vision for many issues concerning Orange County. Roxanne Donnery […]



Letter to the Editor Rabbitt For Orange County Clerk

Oct 14th, 2013 | By | Category: OP ED

Dear Editor: I want to tell you a little about Annie Rabbit, my first boss, mentor, and friend. Since a young age I was compelled to be involved in public service. I viewed it, as I still do, as a way to make a difference and help others. While still a teenager (now out of […]



Pay-to-Play Reform and the Players Involved

Oct 6th, 2013 | By | Category: OP ED

Campaign reform in Orange County is a welcome sight. However when looking at the legislators involved some curious facts unfold.  In September Legislator Steve Brescia catered to pressure from Construction Unions that called for lawmakers to exempt donation limits.  Mr. Brescia then proposed to change the proposed $250 limit to $1000. One has to wonder […]