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  • In Line with Caroline: Flu-mageddon
    The headlines are scary enough to worry even the biggest of skeptics this flu season. For the first time in 13 years, there is a widespread influenza outbreak throughout the United States mainland. Hospitalizations have nearly doubled since the beginning of January and 20 children have died from the virus. 
  • I read with great interest your article concerning the tax rebate issues facing the Village of Rye Brook as well as the Blind Brook School District in last week’s Rye Brook Westmore News. 
  • The recent emergency at the Port Chester Middle School happened on Oct. 26, 2017 when the mounting of a 4,500-pound concrete cantilever panel fell to the ground, and on its way down, damaged a classroom’s window. 
  • After revisiting my notes and rewatching the past several Port Chester Board of Education meetings, we, the Taxpayers Alliance Group, have come to the following reasons why we believe repurposing the $80 million bond must be done.

  • As a resident of Port Chester, I love my village and community.

  • As a longtime observer of the Port Chester School District and a proud member of the Taxpayer Alliance Group, I have come to the following conclusion:

  • President Herbert Hoover once said: "Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt." Those words ring clear right here in Port Chester where the taxpayers are inheriting more debt each year. 
  • A few weeks ago, I wrote a letter in this newspaper about Alice Micheaux who, with her husband Oscar, was a pioneer of black cinema during both silent and early sound film days.

  • Vote yes for the bond! This bond is necessary for emergency repairs and remember that the cost will be covered to the tune of almost 70% by the state! 
  • Reporter’s Notebook: State secrets of the PCFD

    Who would have imagined that the actual testing performance of the Port Chester Fire Department (PCFD) would be treated by local political officials as nothing less than a state secret.

  • Letter: Incompetent snow-clearing at Metro-North commuter lot

    I am following up on my letter about snow removal at the Port Chester Metro-North station that appeared in the Westmore News on Dec 14.

  • Last week I posted on PC 10573 a reminder of the election on Feb. 6 for the $12.5 million bond to repair the middle school, and I urged the public to vote it down. So many of our residents responded to it; some were in favor and some against. That’s how it should be in this great country of ours.

  • Everyone agrees that the repair work in the Feb. 6 bond about the Middle School must be done—the bond is not a “do we or don’t we” issue. We obviously must. So the choice is whether to fix the problem right away and save ourselves some money, or attempt to delay the inevitable and throw good money away. 

  • On choosing a new voting system, in a co-authored Letter to the Westmore News (12-15-2017), in one breath the Executive Director of the Sustainable Port Chester Alliance (SPCA) group said that she is not “calling into question the integrity of individual trustees.” 
  • Sustainable Port Chester Alliance is encouraged by the many positive responses and expressions of support for our work from the Port Chester community. However, recent actions and statements of the Board of Trustees (BOT) members are cause for concern. 
  • Four years ago, the community lost a great pillar of the community, Finch’s Pharmacy. A pharmacy based in the true value of the word patient care. Building and maintaining relationships with patients in assisting them with everyday needs as simple as a bottle of aspirin to daily maintenance medications. 
  • A segment on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt jolted me out of my “safety zone” Nov. 15 – and I’m not easily jolted.

    It was a report from the peaceful mountain community of Columbia Falls, Montana, whose school district had been invaded, digitally, by cyber criminals calling themselves The Dark Overlord.
  • Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Perhaps you’ve also heard of this one, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”—Abraham Lincoln

  • My friends, with the holiday season over, we must not forget what is going on around us.

    The school board by a vote of 3-2 voted to put up another bond for $12.5 million. This in the face of an almost $100 million school budget and an $80 million bond that just passed. 
  • In Line with Caroline: New Year, new you (if you keep your resolutions)

    As you ring in 2018, chances are you are making New Year’s resolutions to improve everything from your diet to your spending habits. Like millions of Americans, you probably are promising yourself to go to the gym more often, travel to far off lands, and read the classics, the ones you probably were supposed to read in 2017.

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