Actually, the plan for the greenhouses is none of your business. But between you and I, they're thinking about stopping paying taxes. The land has no value to the town and if they foreclose, it's a bigger liability than it's worth to maintain. Even if the town foreclosed, there's no way to demolish it. The bridges accessing the site are insufficient to get dump trucks over there. Let alone a fire truck. View Comment
Oh, Boilermaker, you naivete is understandable. The difference between a homeowner and an entrepreneur doing illegal work is that the latter is able to hire a prominent local attorney to lubricate the wheels of Yorktown's bureaucracy.
Yorktown is very business friendly. Quality of life friendly, not so much. View Comment
"Cut it out."
"Make us proud up there."
Mr. Diven must be shaking in his boots. There are still two greenhouse structures without the requisite CO's to occupy them. Why not just let him finish what he wants to do, prepare an as-built, submit it for approval after construction is complete? At that point they can work out compliance issues and grant variances on an as needed basis; it's not like they could possibly deny him what he wants. Do what you gotta do and then slowly try and legalize it. It's the Yorktown way. View Comment
No one supports an "unfunded mandate." I defy you to find me a politician that will say "I support unfunded mandates." We need to do a lot more talking about the mandates and discussing what they are and a lot less standing on a soap box and yelling about it. View Comment
What are the nine Westchester mandates Mr. Astorino references and where can I read about them? Mr. Grace mentions prevailing wage laws. I assume that's one, where can I find and read these mandates? View Comment
There's a little know local law in Yorktown that may shed some light on this issue. Excerpt:
"If anyone, at anytime, should become frustrated with the planning approval process--they shall be permitted to make any changes they deem necessary and commence construction immediately without a permit, especially if there is money to be made. Upon completion of construction, all changes must be presented to the appropriate board. The applicant is required to grovel and beg for forgiveness. Should the applicant not appear sufficiently remorseful, they may be required to reappear before the board on multiple occasions." View Comment
Doc, I'm curious why you would point me to an obviously prejudice webiste such as flouridealter.org. Why wouldn't you reference the government and professional organizations such as the CDC, AMA, ADA, etc..? Is it a government conspiracy? Please tell me it is. I have an ample supply of aluminum foil and can make another hat. View Comment
OK, Yorktown Daily Voice why are you publishing this tin foil hat conspiracy theory from some new age lunatic out of Santa Monica, CA? I though you guys were supposed to be a local publication. This guy's grammar is terrible and who is he to tell us what to do with our water supply. AMA and ADA both endorse water fluoridation. It keeps our kids' teeth healthier. Oh, right, we do sacrifice a little bit of freedom because it's all part of a mind control plot by the UN, right? Come on Yorktown. Get with it. Let's continue to fluoridate our water like normal communities do. Don't let these weirdos from the west coast dictate our local policies.
"Excuse please my tongue-in-cheek." What the hell does that even mean? In this context, absolutely nothing. Mr. Burke needs to brush up on English and keep his nose out of our business. View Comment
Disclosure: Bill Primavera is a paid spokesperson/lobbyist for Costco. He founded the group "Citizens for a Progressive Yorktown" after being contracted by Costco. The American Medical Association recommends taking his comments not with a grain of salt, but 2 level tablespoons. View Comment