Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2014: FOOTBALL, A LOOK @ THE SECTION 1 PLAYOFF MATCHUPS

Courtesy of USA Today; click on the link http://usatodayhss.com/2014/football-a-look-at-the-section-1-playoff-matchups

HOLY NAME OF MARY MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DECEASED MEMBERS OF CROTON COUNCIL 4730 ON 11/8

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The Holy Name of Mary Knights of Columbus will hold a Memorial Service for Deceased Members of Council 4730. All are welcome to HONOR and CELEBRATE the memory of DECEASED MEMBERS of HNM Knights of Columbus, on Saturday, November 8th at the 5 o’clock Mass. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

CROTON UNITED EXPOSES THE MAYOR'S TIMESHEETS. GALLELLI, SLIPPEN, PUGH DON'T CARE. 4 HOURS FOR 'TIME SHEET COMPILATION'!

A message from Croton United:

10/22/14 - TRUSTEES GALLELLI & SLIPPEN, CANDIDATE PUGH SAY: "We feel it is not for any of us to judge his actions.”

CROTON UNITED begs to differ.

Our opponents won't even name him, but we will. So just how did Mayor Wiegman justify elevating a part-time Mayoral position to full-time? 

We won't  get into the endless 'E-mail & consitutent (sic) discussion' entries, the numerous meetings of an equally numerous number of 'energy' groups & consortiums,  or even manning the Summerfest booth.

But highlights like these, obtained through FOIL requests, do deserve special merit:

READ MORE HERE  https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/trustees-gallelli-slippen-candidate-pugh-say-we-feel-it-is-not-for-any-of-us-to-/357497134407324

FOR THE VETS......

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

THE TOWN OF CORTLANDT IS COLLECTING GLOVES, SCARVES AND HATS FOR OUR VETERANS IN NEED THIS WINTER.

Click on the flyer for more info.

BAH 2 BULLIES: UNITY DAY & MORE

From traditional bullying to cyber bullying....Today is Unity Day, a nationally recognized day in which students and educators take a stand against bullying. Special events are planned at the schools through Friday. Tonite for parents: Dr. Michael Fowlin, “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me” - October 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., Croton-Harmon High School Auditorium - For all Croton-Harmon parents--This event is sponsored by the Croton- Harmon UFSD, CHHS PTSA, PVC and CET PTAs, SEPTA, The Croton Rotary Club and the Croton Community Coalition.

MORPHY'S, THE CROTON ROTARY CAR SHOW AND MORE

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With the news that a $198,000 Porsche led the pack at Morphy’s Oct. 11 Automobile Auction debut--yowza!!!-- (you can read more about that here http://www.morphyauctions.com/node/2302), we were reminded this morning how much we enjoy the Croton Rotary's Annual Classic & Collectible Car Show every year. In case you missed it, click on the link to see some photos--and thanks Croton Rotary http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/some-photos-from-todays-2014-croton.html

See you next year! 

SAVE THE DATE - CROTON ARTISANS HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

Once again this December the Croton Artisans are hosting their immensely popular Holiday Boutique. The boutique will take place December 13 and 14, at the Croton-on-Hudson Municipal Building, and is sponsored by Croton Council on the Arts. Admission is free.

The Croton Artisans will be selling handcrafted items including ceramics, Japanese paper art, half-hour portraits, scarves, oil paintings, knitwear, jewelry, and more. There will also be guest artisans participating in the Boutique. In past shows guest artisans have offered henna body art, wood bowls, watercolor paintings, luxuries for bath and home, pottery and fashion accessories. The Holiday Boutique is the perfect place to purchase unique handmade gifts for the holidays. Come shop and visit with the artisans while enjoying tasty treats and live music!

The 2014 Holiday Boutique is open as follows:
Saturday, December 13th from 10am-5pm
Sunday, December 14th from 11am-4pm
The Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building is located at 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

If you would like more information on this event, or to schedule an interview, please contact Croton Artisan Publicity Coordinator, Jessica Miller, at 914-308-0990 or email jessica@jessicamillerpaintings.com.

ON CROTON DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE BRIAN PUGH & ELECTIONS MOVED TO NOVEMBER, IN THEIR OWN WORDS

The following letter was published in last week's Gazette:

ON CROTON DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE BRIAN PUGH & ELECTIONS MOVED TO NOVEMBER, IN THEIR OWN WORDS

To the Editor:

Candidate Brian Pugh is very proud of the effort he made in 2011 to move village elections from March to November.  In fact, this “accomplishment” seems to be the cornerstone of his current candidacy for village trustee.  In letters to the paper, in paid political advertising and on the Croton Dems candidates’ website, the Dems relentlessly tout Pugh’s referendum as an important reason to vote for him.

Candidate Pugh also ballyhooed this “accomplishment” last year during his unsuccessful run for Town board.  This apparently stuck in the craw of the current leader of the Town Democrats (who is also the former chair of the Croton Dems), who took to the pages of this newspaper to lambaste Mr. Pugh for misrepresenting the impact of this work.  On Mr. Pugh’s claim to have saved Croton taxpayers money, the Dems’ former party leader had this to say: “Proponents of moving the elections from March to November said it would save taxpayers money.  In truth it will not save anything.  The cost just got shifted to your county tax bill.”  

Even worse, the former party leader revealed the true motivation behind Mr. Pugh’s campaign to move the elections.  Mr. Pugh may publicly say that this initiative “increased voter turnout and encouraged democracy,” but, according to the former party leader, privately Mr. Pugh bragged that a very “important factor” in supporting this change, and in fact “the real purpose behind the election day shift” was to “make it hard for anyone other than a Democrat to win an election in Croton.”

The Cortlandt Dems current leader (and former Croton Dems’ party leader) didn’t support candidate Pugh for election to the town board because he felt that Pugh’s efforts to change the date of village elections was nothing but a selfish attempt to promote Pugh’s own political aspirations, because Pugh’s “only interest is in winning elections.” 

Now the Dems expect us accept the misinformation and political chicanery of Mr. Pugh’s “accomplishment” as an endorsement of his “qualifications”.  If all he has to recommend him is that he led a misleading and selfish campaign to disenfranchise village voters, that doesn’t say a lot.  Or perhaps that says it all.

ROBERT WINTERMEIER

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

HALLOWEEN DAYZ IN CROTON, DECORATING FROM YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES & BEYOND, MORE COMING

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

HALLOWEEN DAYZ--click on the photos! Stay tuned for more--and click on the link for some photos from the recent Window Painting Contest http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/some-photos-from-2014-croton-halloween.html

P.S. Alas, someone punched a hole in Umami's giant pumpkin in order to steal the seeds--and it wasn't these guys....click on the link https://www.facebook.com/124684690934636/photos/a.129626557107116.24089.124684690934636/736081289794970/?type=1&theater

AND MORE HALLOWEEN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/halloween-your-harmon-business.html


THIS MONTH IN CROTON 1979: OCTOBER 1979 - PART 5

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By special request and for the duration of 2014--a new year--THIS MONTH IN CROTON 1979: OCTOBER 1979 - PART 5. Click on the images below. Stay tuned for more. Courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society. 

See Part 1 here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/this-month-in-croton-1979-october-1979.html 

See Part 2 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/this-month-in-croton-1979-october-1979_4.html  

See Part 3 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/this-month-in-croton-1979-october-1979_7.html 

See Part 4 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/this-month-in-croton-1979-october-1979_12.html


A MESSAGE FROM CROTON UNITED

Thanks to all who attended last night's Croton United Town Hall meeting. YOUR questions, comments, issues... candid, frank, honest answers. You spoke from the heart, we replied in kind. A real dialogue... This is the way it should be. FOR MORE ABOUT CROTON UNITED, VISIT THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE @ https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited

SEE PHOTOS FROM LAST NIGHT'S TOWN HALL MEETING HERE  http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/photos-from-tonights-town-hall-meeting.html

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN 

--Video, Trustee Slippen says citizen participation is excessive; Gallelli and Slippen refuse to answer questions on agenda item--the mayor's taxpayer funded health insurance--thank you Rick Turner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu_BlYx2-Hs&feature=youtu.be

--Trustee Gallelli, WRONG, on HUD https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-member-roseann-schuylers-letter-to-the-editor-oct-2-2014/354568408033530

--Mayor Wiegman's latest "timesheets", WRONG https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/photos/a.315869625236742.1073741828.315297801960591/356073637883007/?type=1&theater

--WHY FORMER TOWN COUNCILWOMAN ANN LINDAU SUPPORTS CROTON UNITED http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/former-town-councilwoman-ann-lindau.html 

--WHY FORMER VILLAGE TRUSTEE MERRILY SCHALANSKY (BESVINICK) SUPPORTS CROTON UNITED  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/former-trustee-merrily-schalanksy.html 

--BREAD & CIRCUSES, AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM CROTON UNITED, DID YOU KNOW THE CROTON DEMOCRATS REFUSED TO DEBATE IN 2010? https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/real-substantive-discussion-or-bread-and-circuses-our-chair-speaks-about-the-rea/355812224575815

--MASSIVE CROTON UNITED SIGN THEFT  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/massive-croton-united-sign-theft-last.html

IMPORTANT 10/22/14 UPDATE ON THE MAYOR'S TIMESHEETS https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/trustees-gallelli-slippen-candidate-pugh-say-we-feel-it-is-not-for-any-of-us-to-/357497134407324

RUGBY: AUSTRALIA V. NEW ZEALAND

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VILLAGE RUGBY FANS ARE ALWAYS KEPT UP TO DATE THANKS TO CROTON'S OWN TOM FARANDA'S FOLLY: AUSTRALIA V. NEW ZEALAND, great game, played in Brisbane. Video here--CLICK ON THE LINK http://tomfaranda.typepad.com/folly/2014/10/rugby-australia-v-new-zealand-.html

UPDATED CROTON HARMON SCHOOL INCIDENT

Dear Members of the Croton-Harmon School Community: I would like to take this opportunity to update you regarding my previous message this morning. (SEE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/croton-harmon-school-incident-this.html).  The police completed their investigation and have determined there is no reason for concern.  They consider the matter closed.  Sincerely, Dr. Edward R. Fuhrman, Jr., Superintendent of Schools

YONKERS STUDENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR ENTEROVIRUS

News 12: YONKERS - Some parents are on alert this morning after a student at a Yonkers elementary school tested positive for a strain of the enterovirus. Parents who have children attending the Cedar Place Elementary School in Yonkers received letters alerting them that a student at the school was diagnosed with enterovirus D68. READ MORE HERE http://westchester.news12.com/news/yonkers-elementary-school-sanitized-after-enterovirus-d68-case-1.9528623