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Zach March 3, 2014 at 08:36 pm
OK Paula. Good point in response to my post of March 1. So, I place the following addition to myRead More comment: "Oh poor Kerry. Poor, poor Kerry. Because she has more money than the common transgressor, her name got into the paper. Good, and double good for her. Paula: chill out, before you make yourself sick. This transmission is both "Over" and "Out".
john g flynn March 5, 2014 at 02:13 pm
Ask yourselves if this was you and a jury of your peers acquitted you , how and what would you beRead More posting now ? She had a great Attorney and a creative / unusual Defense which the Jury agreed with so case closed . As to names being printed in the Papers , I think everyone's name should be printed as they are potentially a danger to Society . Embarrassement can be a great motivator . Years ago the Media did print names and I was humiliated being one .
Johnny Rooten April 2, 2014 at 02:08 pm
Kennedy's have a knack for beating the laws Now death is another story.
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Dick March 13, 2014 at 10:37 am
knee jerk March 13, 2014 at 11:04 am
Frank T March 14, 2014 at 05:33 pm
You Dick!
AnnieRose February 8, 2014 at 06:26 pm
I'm curious ...when a poster uses aliases to comment, does the poster use various props to stay inRead More character..for instance, A baseball hat , a different tee shirt, a pair of pantyhose?
Really Weird Kid February 9, 2014 at 09:58 am
Robert, you can't sue the Patch because someone uses your initials. No law has been broken, youRead More sound like a baby. Maybe you take this blogging a bit too seriously. People don't post using their real names so they can hide. Congers240, I would guess he has something to do with Congers Auto Spa at 240 Congers Road. You accuse posters of being people you now have a problem with. Slow your roll and realign your perspective on what is said and who is saying it. Like my name here, it's meant as a joke, using your initials. I don't think anyone thinks this is you (-; enjoy your day
Myles P February 9, 2014 at 11:00 am
Oh this gets better every day!! The same guy who rips apart a bunch of politicians for suing is nowRead More looking to sue bc someone is blogging responses to him!!! You can't make this stuff up. I hope he realizes how many people actually have screen shots, Facebook posts, messages and emails where he doesn't look like the upstanding citizen he claims to be. Good luck with the lawsuit, you will need it!!
GWH January 14, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Rob T January 14, 2014 at 02:47 pm
Just toss him into general population...they love child sex offenders
Mark Walker January 14, 2014 at 09:31 pm
Interesting. The Palisades Mall reported it AFTER the shopping holiday season and the loser wasRead More caught almost immediately. Maybe if the PM reported it sooner, he would have been caught before doing additional lewd acts. Stay away from the Palisades Mall. Much more happens there that never gets reported. Just ask the Clarkstown police men and women who cover it.
Disgusted ClarkstownRES January 16, 2014 at 06:58 am
Christian...the 1.5 million in savings comes from the reduction in staff so that money would reduceRead More the budget year after year unless we decide to hire back that amount of staff...so that reduction does come from the bottom line of our budget. The $60K is a 1 time expense, that is not an expense that is paid out yearly....that was the point I was attempting to make. Bottom line is we need to reduce our budget (decrease expenses), consolidate our schools, which by the way has been discussed for several years, and continue to give our children a quality education. Going over numbers this seems like a logical solution because all the children can be housed in these other 2 buildings, this building is 90+ years old and needs extensive repair. That's all I'm saying
Christian Jauntig January 16, 2014 at 07:22 am
If no money at all is paid to Congers School (lets pretend for this post it doesnt exist) and we addRead More the staff cuts that were discussed into the expenses of the building, We are still left with 99.34% of the budget. That is not even 1% of our budget in "savings" (i say that because cutting staff is not considered saving to me)
One love March 6, 2014 at 12:33 am
So quiet lately. Amazing. Congrats to my fellow Clarkstown Residents for getting the YES vote outRead More There. It was amazing and I know we have the power to make a difference. And we will! Power in numbers!!
Denise Gruffi
Jen wood December 23, 2013 at 02:40 pm
Does she have Alzheimer's? I saw she went missing in 2011? Glad she was found, especially since itRead More pouring and holidays.
Little Rich December 23, 2013 at 02:48 pm
Glad she was found, but should she be in charge of children due to her mental condition? Let's getRead More her the help she needs but also look out for those she has been responsible for. Call me rude or inconsiderate, but I AM thinking of the children.
Stephanie Licata December 23, 2013 at 04:56 pm
Love and prayers to a wonderful woman and a beautiful family --- let us all remember that we allRead More struggle in some way and we must support one another.
Legislative Budget & Finance Committee Chair Michael Grant
Todd M December 6, 2013 at 09:50 am
The government is a business going out of business who just keeps raising taxes to stay in business.Read More Example: The US Post Office. We are all doomed!
Pat Godfrey December 6, 2013 at 10:18 am
They get raises and create more jobs for themselves and their friends and we pay for it. They expandRead More the size of county government and all they have to do is raise our taxes to cover it. Most of them have no fear of getting voted out. They have more than doubled our taxes in the last few years. We vote them back in every year. Why should we expect them to change? . It's the same people every year voting the same way every year. What's the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing time after time and expecting a different result.
steve December 11, 2013 at 05:45 am
May I ask, why cannot we have an independent accounting group Look at the books. This is getting toRead More a point of no return.
Randi Bern November 23, 2013 at 06:09 pm
look at how many femails in Rockland go to Albertus Magnus High School or in Suffern go to SacretRead More Heart School for elementary school and then the guys go to Mahwah NJ to Don Bosco High School. It isn't just the ultra orthodox jews going to religious schools
Clarkstown life November 23, 2013 at 08:28 pm
Randi...are u a 'femail' who receive her education in East Ramapo private schooling.
Mark November 23, 2013 at 10:21 pm
Let's hope that the kids are ok
Jojo John pleads not guilty in Rockland County Court. Photo: Ricky Flores/LoHud.com
Bruce Cohen November 20, 2013 at 02:04 pm
Even if the lighting on the barges was inadequate, due to the fact of his blood alcohol content andRead More presence of cocaine in his blood, it was his responsibility to provide safe transportation for the passengers on his boat. I can't think of a rational reason he should be found not guilty.
Rick Langley November 20, 2013 at 02:08 pm
You do wrong, wrong will follow.
Robert Guttman November 20, 2013 at 02:14 pm
I agree with Bruce Cohen. The Rule 6 of The Inland Rules of the Road specifically states thatRead More "Every Vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and be stopped within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions." When a vessel collides with an anchored vessel in the dark the operator is considered to have exceeded a "safe speed".
Todd M November 13, 2013 at 08:09 pm
I did not know Rockland County had a $120 million deficit. I been to damn busy working my butt offRead More to make ends meet to notice. Those of you in office....Good Job!
marc rutstein November 8, 2013 at 07:58 am
The one question I have from seeing the picture of the damaged boat is "how fast was JoJoRead More driving/speed", the boat didn't seem to have significant damage, resembling a fender bender and according to the news, the other passengers didn't see the barge, not like he was speeding along and "BAM"! Also, residue of cocaine??? How long does residue last and did residue make him stoned? While not the smartest thing to do drugs, cocaine traces may last weeks and does that mean he was drugged out at the time of the accident, did the drug even have an impact, of course these are questions for a jury. While a 0.15 BAC may have been the cause, the Titanic did see the huge iceberg and it was a huge boat, a 19' Stingray in the darkness of night likely never saw the barge, the issue of adequate lighting will be huge at trial if the jurors get past the partying issue. Conclusion is that a tragic accident occurred that will haunt JoJo and the families forever, the prosecutor must do his job and hopefully justice will prevail as they see fit. Sad to the end!
Watchdog November 8, 2013 at 04:15 pm
Andros, Perhaps in the strictest interpretation it may be a concept of civil law but if I was on theRead More jury I would be persuaded if the lighting was inadequate and either "contributed"or was entirely responsible for this horrible crash. I would also be interested in how the families respond in terms of their desire to prosecute him. If they blame him 100%, their civil suit is dead.
EJM1500 November 11, 2013 at 11:08 am
I commute over the Tappan Zee Bridge every day and have watched the new bridge project since day 1.Read More The barges are all lit up adequately. I can even see them floating from the Westchester side of the bridge. I am also an avid boater. This incident was 100% carelessness and a perfect example of inexperience. Anyone who knows anything about boating and water travel knows that there is ALWAYS danger of unexpected objects in the water whether its day, night, drunk or sober. ESPECIALLY in a flowing river such as the Hudson. Most of which aren't "required" to have lighting on them (i.e floating logs, nets, buoys, broken down vessels etc). I'd be pretty confident in assuming Mr. John knew before hand that these barges were there and obviously did not take that into consideration. Drinking before hand doesn't help either.
Storm damage on causeway. Photo by John Krouskoff
willie 6 September 12, 2013 at 03:07 pm
there was a flood coming down Rte 59 about 12:45 near hill going west pass Nanuet Mall by HomeRead More Depot. WHOO !
jill Nadler September 12, 2013 at 05:56 pm
Can't believe I didn't lose power-I usually lose it if a squirrel spits!
MitchP September 12, 2013 at 07:51 pm
I agree, a few beers are appropriate
David Fried
Laborers Local 754 September 13, 2013 at 08:00 am
Solidarity goes both ways my friend.
Laborers Local 754 September 13, 2013 at 08:13 am
Take a look at the record of CSEA and the AFL-CIO with regard to supporting private sector unionRead More initiatives. As far as Judge Fried, we have yet to see any concrete ideas from his camp other than cc of Mayor LaCorte and Legislator Day's initiatives. As far as we can tell, he has no Executive experience and has only supervised a bailiff. We welcome any information that you have that we do not know. . Unfortunately, Judge Fried has not provided any. In his defense, he has run an excellent campaign, especially by eliminating the only candidate that would beat him. In the spirit of good will, we will refrain from responding to your insults.
Laborers Local 754 September 13, 2013 at 08:28 am
Mr. Rokeach, We respect your right to an opinion and your obvious passion for good government. ButRead More judging from your past comments on this thread and many others, you seem to be very hostile and lower your credibility by insulting those who disagree with you.
Michelle Sergio/Photo provided by Westchester County Police
Think4urself September 7, 2013 at 12:53 pm
It's interesting that no one is commenting on this DWI manslaughter tragedy. Could it have to doRead More with the fact that her father is retired NYPD?
Warren G Harding September 8, 2013 at 09:57 pm
probably not, I'm guessing people are more concerned with the tragic situation than your doucheyRead More "insight".
Think4urself September 18, 2013 at 03:19 pm
Not surprised such an ignorant comment would be posted by a person who took the name of one of theRead More most corrupt presidents in US history. The "tragedy" could of been avoided if the driver had been sober.
Bill McCloskey September 5, 2013 at 10:38 am
"Officials pronounced the man, who has not yet been identified, as dead at the scene." HeRead More was identified days ago. Do you guys just not care anymore?
amerpatriot September 5, 2013 at 10:49 am
ANOTHER killing by DWI?? It's time to start banning cars that go faster than 5 mph. No one needsRead More a car that goes faster than 5 mph to go from here to there. Stop the insanity!
Charles Clewsow September 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm
In sports,the score was 3-1.
Left: Congers Elementary. Right: cracks in the wall deemed 'unsafe.' Credit: Robin Traum/Patch
Robert Ward Kurkela September 2, 2013 at 10:10 pm
Here is the new blog by Phil Leiter:Read More http://pleiter.blogspot.com/2013/09/as-congers-goes-so-goes-ccsd.html
Sandy Knapp September 3, 2013 at 03:14 pm
I was born and raised in Congers and lived there from 1947-1995. When I was in kindergarten, theyRead More determined that the old wooden elementary school was not safe for the kindergarten class and we had to take a bus to Street School in New City. However, when we went into the 1st grade we were back in the wooden school. Was in that school building until the middle of 5th grade when the construction of the new elementary school was built around the former high school. From what I've read on the Congers Group Facebook pages and in the Rockland Journal News, the parents are more upset about the timing of the decision.....a week before school was to open. Suppose a family had a child in different grades. They could potentially go to 3 different schools. We are not talking teenagers, we are talking about K-5. I know the parents are concerned for the safety of their children and want what is best for them. However, a decision to not open the school a week before it starts does not leave the parents a lot of time to make arrangements for their children (before and after school's start time and at the end of day). Do all 3 schools (Lakewood, New City, and Laurel Plains) start and end at the same times of the day? That's where I think the real concern lies.
Roadrunner September 3, 2013 at 04:04 pm
I think all elementary schools in Clarkstown dismiss at the same time regardless of the elementaryRead More school. The kids going to different schools because of their grade may have a different bus pick up and drop off time which may effect some working parents.
Bill McCloskey August 22, 2013 at 06:09 am
Only if you want me to keep reading it. sheesh
John Anderson August 22, 2013 at 11:45 am
What happened to village board agendas and results at meetings???
Eric Schatz August 25, 2013 at 11:12 am
They need to do with Patch what they did with Netscape; i.e., transfer it to a not-for-profitRead More foundation, take a big yummy tax break, and with the money they save, buy Time Warner.
Roadrunner August 15, 2013 at 06:18 pm
With The volume of commuter traffic in the morning and afternoon and add the texting and talking andRead More speeding that goes on is a deadly scenario. Increased police patrol may prevent some accidents but unless motorist obey the laws of the road accidents will continue to happen
Fred Herring August 16, 2013 at 05:37 am
If you know the road's curves, the entire stretch can safely be traversed at 90 MPH on a clearRead More day, easy. I have driven the Palisades 1000+ times and in every weather imaginable (blizzard, downpour, high wind, etc)- it is a perfectly safe road! There are a couple semi-blind curves on the Jersey side but... Where this accident occurred it is relatively straight. Going southbound from Exit 7 there is a decline which allows excellent visibility in front of you... after the decline you ascend and smoothly crest a hill before Exit 6. Not that I speed, but a person doing 90 should have had ample time to slow down!
Steve Green August 18, 2013 at 12:13 am
It wasn't that long ago when, upon entering the PIP, you saw this sign: "Motorcycles andRead More passenger cars only". What happened? Now there are trucks, vans, and some busses with exemptions. As a two-lane highway, it invites trouble. Drivers on the left are too fast, too aggressive and too impatient. Drivers on the right are often too slow, provoking others to move to the left. At some exits, (11, 12, 13), I will always keeps left. The entering drivers never yield. The speed in the evening is unbelievable. If a deer jumps out or a car malfunctions, all hell could break loose. On the other hand, compared to the Saw Mill Pkwy or the Taconic in Westchester, it's a wonderful road. But, hey, no cell phone coverage in the extension area near Ft. Montgomery. That's dangerous!
Dagan Lacorte campaigning earlier this summer.
Jake Rokeach August 20, 2013 at 11:47 am
You can ask the Fried campaign. They'll tell you.
Vincent Gibbons August 20, 2013 at 03:17 pm
Maybe if Dagan had actual support, he wouldn't have to hire high-priced DC consultants gather hisRead More signatures. When you stand outside supermarkets, expect bad signatures. This is esp. true in a county that borders Bergen, whose retail stores are closed on Sundays. His reliance on paid "volunteers" demonstrates he doesn't have support he claims.
Vincent Gibbons August 20, 2013 at 03:24 pm
And why is David Carlucci supporting a write-in candidate? Not that I care, b/c it just makes himRead More easier to beat next year for a Republican. But the idea that a State Senator would support someone who mathematically cannot win is surprising. Seems like a waste of political capital.
The deadly crash took place in the shadow of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Credit: Krista Madsen / Patch
Lynn August 1, 2013 at 02:25 pm
If you get in a car and choose not to use the seatbelt, you must assume some responsibility if theRead More car crashes and you are injured. Toxicology is not back yet on the driver and the barge was lit according to federal law (whether those laws need to change is a different discussion). All we know for sure is the cause of death was drowning and the boaters chose not to wear life jackets.
Sara S August 1, 2013 at 08:59 pm
Once again, 6 people on that boat,and it was not a large boat in which you could roam about, did notRead More see the barge. Six people did not see that barge. You had people prior to the accident contacting authorities giving them notice of a dangerous situation. You had subsequent remedial measures taken after the accident regarding the lighting of the barge. That, in and of itself is very telling that the possible intoxication of the operator may not have been the cause or the sole cause of this tragedy.
Robin Gromel August 1, 2013 at 11:39 pm
I lived in a boat on the river for many years and nighttime on the Hudson River is dangerous plainRead More and simple. The current flows fast and there are floating objects all the time. Whether or not the barge was lite properly is in fact for another discussion. The driver of the boat should take responsibility for his passengers day or night but he should not be handcuffed to a hospital bed. The tragedy that unfolded that night is enough punishment for him until all the facts are in. I'm sure he is grieving just like the families.
Last Friday, a speedboat slammed into a Tappan Zee Bridge construction barge, killing two and injuring four others. Credit: Krista Madsen / Patch
Fly on the Wall August 1, 2013 at 07:53 am
Too many powerboat operators drive their boat at a rate of speed not prudent for the conditions.Read More This is just one example! Combine speed, alcohol, darkness and you have a recipe for disaster.
Arthur Vecchiotti August 1, 2013 at 10:24 am
First things first - was the operator of the boat intoxicated???
Kristen Bell August 7, 2013 at 04:49 pm
Robert Guttman- you are 100% correct. This is something I have been trying to explain to manyRead More people. I am a USCG licensed 3rd Mate, unlimited tonnage. People do not take recreational boating seriously enough. Could even half of the people who store boats at any of the Marinas along the Hudson tell me what the proper USCG lighting configuration and light intensity is for a barge of that size? I'm going to place a safe bet with, no.
This construction barge, floating in the Tappan Zee Bridge's shadow, is what the motorboat collided with Friday night. Credit: Krista Madsen / Patch
Joyce Bridges August 2, 2013 at 07:00 pm
Johnny, I am expressing an opinion and you should shut it you piece of trash!
Johnny Blaise August 2, 2013 at 08:01 pm
get a hobby you miserable c-word
Henry Hetherington August 5, 2013 at 09:54 am
John Blaise, that tone of rhetoric is uncalled for... I can speak of experience as I have beenRead More boating on the Hudson for over 15 years. There was no good reason for 6 intoxicated adults to be out on the water at night.... Maybe if the Groom to be and best man were having a bachelor party with a couple of strippers and the Bride to be was at Chippendales with her girl friends....they both be alive today!!!!
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