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Tucker J April 19, 2014 at 10:22 am
Let them rot in jail. WHY IS "taxi" in quotes? Did he drive something 'like' a taxi?
brandie April 19, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Tucker it doesn't really matter what he did for a living, i will simply state he was one of the bestRead More people i ever had the pleasure to meet and become friends with, if you were having a bad day he had an uncanny knack of bringing a smile to your face.
Tucker J April 19, 2014 at 07:22 pm
"Brandi" I in no way was disparaging his employment. Just the Patch's grammar.
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knee jerk April 18, 2014 at 06:49 pm
You know as much as the NYS Troopers can be pricks, you've got to give them some credit. When theyRead More set up speed traps they get OUT of their cars with radar guns and actually point it at cars, then have a chase car down the road. Unlike most PD's, when they hand you that ticket you have to appreciate the effort that went into it.
Scott Peterson April 18, 2014 at 11:29 pm
In my experiences, the State Police I've encountered in my travels across the country have alwaysRead More displayed a level of courtesy and professionalism I've often found wanting in smaller organizations. I've never encountered a prick as I define the term though were I to include the term to mean one who seemingly allows no exceptions, I could see the term as valid.
knee jerk April 19, 2014 at 09:07 am
Well put definition Scott, seemingly describing Maryland State Troopers to a tee.
Fee April 10, 2014 at 10:46 am
Yet, i saw many firefighters and equipment in the town an hour ago...
PatchRat April 10, 2014 at 10:56 am
Village Manager, Phil Zegarelli, sent this in an email blast to Village residents at about 10:00 am:Read More ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Village Alert: April 10, 2014 Major Power Outage on Pleasantville Road / Business District. Please be advised that what started as a smoke detector alarm early this morning was a precursor to a major electrical short. The end result was a major transformer fire in our downtown business district block along Pleasantville Road. Early and initial BMFD responses helped to contain damage but primary power has been largely lost in the area. Many of the stores have no or extremely reduced power to their premises. Traffic signals were also knocked out at Pleasantville and North State Roads as well as at the South State Road “bump-out”. We anticipate at least a 3 hour gap before Con Ed will be able to analyze the nature and extent of the damage. Restoration of power is a whole other subject. Every effort will be made to push for full restoration. In the meantime, you are asked to use caution when driving in the area and to obey traffic signs and monitors who are assisting in the restoration effort. Philip E. Zegarelli, VM pzegarelli@briarcliffmanor.org
PatchRat April 10, 2014 at 04:24 pm
This UPDATE was just sent as a Village-wide email blast from Village Manager, Phil Zegarelli:Read More +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Village Alert: April 10, 2014 U P D A T E Pleasantville Road / Business District Power Outage. Late afternoon update: Con Ed is attempting to replace their damaged underground power line. Damage was done to one of their 3 primary phase lines. The initial intent is to snake a new line underground and splice it back in to complete and restore the circuit. Additional restoration efforts may need to be done. Con Ed’s back-up plan may require the excavation of the road: a more intense work event. Conditions and plans may change. But while Pleasantville Road remains open, we ask that you drive slowly and carefully … and to avoid parking on the eastside of Pleasantville Road from about Moonbean Coffee shop to the North State Road intersection. It is obvious that room to work in this area be provided to Con Ed so that they can complete their work as best and promptly as possible. Thank you for your understanding and consideration. Philip E. Zegarelli, VM pzegarelli@briarcliffmanor.org
DANI GARAVITo April 5, 2014 at 02:01 pm
I find it very difficult to have sympathy for someone who does drugs. Giving a false concept aboutRead More Narcan and telling folks it's going to save them, is false hope. Especially when drugs can be laced with other stuff where Narcan doesn't work. Why promote the "safe" use of drugs by providing an antidote that may not always work. I have a better idea: don't do drugs. Also, in many of our suburban areas the emergency services don't get called until someone is dead, found by mom and dad the next morning after the overdose. This is about education, not enabling our young people to do drugs and think it will all be ok if something happens because a cop will give them a nose full of Narcan.
John D April 7, 2014 at 09:54 am
The police already carry heart defibrillators for our bacon/egg/cheese eating residents. In NY theRead More State Police performed 170 saves out of 1095 attempts, or ~15%. Those 15% now mostly eat oatmeal and steamed broccoli for breakfast. Giving Nalaxone to the cops is no different in my view, and may result in a loser resident turning his life around for the good of all in the community. I'm no fan of drug abusing losers, but if the cops are going to show up anyway then they might as well try and save a life, even if it will be a very small percentage. I think this once again opens the debate on the readiness of our EMT/Paramedic services, not just for overdoses but for all medical emergencies. We keep increasing the expectations of our Police services but appear to continue to ignore our ambulances. Maybe it's time to give our EMT's some more responsibility or hire another paramedic or two.
DANI GARAVITo April 7, 2014 at 12:03 pm
John D makes a great point. EMS has always been treated as an after-thought, or the red headed childRead More of emergency services. Demanding that our local municipalities place some pressure on the local volunteer agencies to staff and respond quickly and appropriately would also be a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, too few people are willing to go to battle to demand a better and appropriate EMS response, whether that's a volunteer staffed ambulance or paid. Folks pay a hell of a lot of taxes in NYS, but get very very few municipal resources to show for it - especially when it comes to EMS.
J. Cattano April 4, 2014 at 10:00 pm
The Police investigating the police. Hmmm. Clearly this was not going to go well. The officer willRead More have to live with his truth while the world lives w/o that beautiful young woman. My heart breaks for the Rebello's.
Truth Hurts April 7, 2014 at 09:06 pm
Exactly J.Cattano. My question for that District Attorney and the NCPD would be....what if thatRead More was your daughter? Horrible smh.
joshua tanner April 9, 2014 at 07:22 am
I have a friend who was a Navy Seal. He said most people would be surprised how poorly many copsRead More perform with their weapons. They really don't go to the range and practice enough, to be able to pull a weapon out under stress and make a clean shotwhere accuracy is critical.
Convicted repeat sex offender Jonathan DeLaura, 39, was sentenced to 35 years in prison
michele April 2, 2014 at 04:14 pm
Make it life in prison with out possibility of parole. Also put him in general population he willRead More get what is due to him. Inmates don't like child molesters. They will take care of it.
Roxane Bidlack April 3, 2014 at 10:41 am
Yes, it is disgusting that people enjoy watching little children being forced into sexual activity,Read More but even worse are the people who produce these videos and pictures....' These are real children and they are being destroyed by the depraved. Of course, there would be no need for child pornography if there was no demand for child pornography. It's just a vicious, evil cycle. Simply tragic.
Joe Malichio April 4, 2014 at 10:55 am
On October 8th, 2009... he should've been locked up for life. Sexual misconduct with a TWELVE YEARRead More OLD BOY. Game over. Our justice system is a joke. It's too bad for our children that people like me aren't in charge.
ron walsh April 1, 2014 at 09:04 am
If the Board asked for a investigation and the findings are what is in the above statements why isRead More this member Young still in the membership and how does the Village of Tarrytown allow him to respond to taxpayers homes . He needs to be removed reading the above report before history repeats itself. VERY DISTURBING
ron walsh April 1, 2014 at 09:07 am
I also suggest that [the defendant] not be reinstated, as he appears to be unable to control hisRead More behavior despite repeated reprimands.
ron walsh April 1, 2014 at 09:08 am
How is he still a member and whats the liability ?
The charred remains of the Mariners Cove Inn in Point Pleasant Beach
getgoing1973 March 26, 2014 at 08:28 am
at least now with all the victims getting clothes, Karl (with a K) the registered sex offender willRead More be well dressed when lurking around playgrounds
grmahigold March 26, 2014 at 09:25 am
a quick search shows Karl isnt the only sex offender displaced. Glad they r beachfront at the WhiteRead More Sands now !!!!
frespase March 27, 2014 at 01:23 pm
and they are not sandy victims
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) March 18, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Please remember other commenters are your neighbors and follow the Patch terms of use.
Robbie Shalla March 18, 2014 at 02:28 pm
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JOHN DEMPSEY JR. March 20, 2014 at 06:53 am
I'm sorry, but it sounds a little bit like racial profiling . This type of action does not takeRead More place on other ethnic holidays . Think about it.
R Rice March 6, 2014 at 07:05 am
Looks like another civil rights violation, force fed into law by executive action, instead ofRead More legislative debate "for the public's safety." Sounds a lot like the justification for NSA spying that no one seems too concerned about, anymore...
DG March 6, 2014 at 02:02 pm
if cops are going to have our personal digital life history at their fingertips, we should also haveRead More access to their personnel files, including complaints like, false arrests, departmental disciplinary actions and proceedings, psychological profiles, and driving and arrest histories. After all, no information is sacred anymore.
bill of rights March 8, 2014 at 11:17 am
have you driven a highway recently? everyone is speeding. cuomo is the worst governor. please voteRead More for the new guy in november.
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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.
Carolyn Adams February 28, 2014 at 07:12 am
Maybe this will affect you when someone breaks into your home and steals your valuables in order toRead More buy drugs. When something is labeled an epidemic it means that it impacts society as a whole not just the individuals who 'choose' to do drugs. I certainly don't have the answers and didn't participate in the Town Hall, but if all it did was educate people about the issue, then it's a start. At least we're not burying our heads in the sand.
Carolyn Adams February 28, 2014 at 07:24 am
And I'll be real curious to see what Hollywood's reaction is to this problem vis a vis the Oscars.Read More Having lost 2 of their own to heroin overdoses in the past year, I would love to see them be proactive in taking a stand on this topic. But I doubt they will.
jo February 28, 2014 at 07:25 am
education about the "evils" of drugs has been around forever.. if folks don't get it byRead More now, I have no hope they ever will.. take the drugs ..suffer the consequences ..
My voice February 26, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Why is this on New City Patch?
Johnny Rooten April 2, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Crime of the century I'm sure she surrendered. eastchester PD couldn't find drugs in a drug store ARead More little tip check your local high school parking lots Your welcome.
Silvio Raul Illescas was sentenced to 20-years to life in prison, Feb. 25, 2014.
Genrl Quarters February 28, 2014 at 08:37 am
Is it possible to rape a call girl ?
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) February 28, 2014 at 08:52 am
Read the DA's description of the second attack and you'll see: When the victim told the defendantRead More that she would not have sex with him without a condom, the defendant attacked her, punching her in the head and then pressing a knife to her neck telling her that he would kill her if did not comply with what he wanted. A struggle ensued and the defendant choked her leaving serious bruise marks to the side of her neck. The defendant then threatened the victim with a handgun and sexually assaulted her.
Patricia March 13, 2014 at 04:43 pm
This is a bad dude, I hope Genrl Quarters was just trying to be funny.
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Genrl Quarters February 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm
@Sue.....hypothetically, had she killed someone that morning would you still think she should walkRead More away free ?
Atom February 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Sue ..this is a clear case of "DUIK"....driving under the influence as aRead More Kennedy......separate justice systems..anyone else would have been punished
DG February 28, 2014 at 12:15 pm
justice is never blind. In the eyes of the law some are more equal than others.
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Arthur Vecchiotti February 25, 2014 at 11:00 am
If she weren't a Kennedy, this would be all over. Evidence is circumstantial, so let it rest
Elizabeth Reed February 25, 2014 at 11:39 am
Not generally a supporter but both are very small tablets and could easily be confused - has anyoneRead More ever picked up the wrong bottle for moisturizer - or wrong tube when looking for toothpaste during their morning routine. Ambien is an amnesiac, you have no idea what you are doing if you get out of bed after having taken it.
Guarags30 February 27, 2014 at 08:02 am
That didnt take long... She already is playing the Kennedy card. I guess they just feel they can doRead More whatever it is they want. Like cheat on your wife (most of the Kennedy men), or kill people in car accidents and drive away (Teddy) or the numerous other things they get away with. Anyway wasn't her pills in different containers? That's like me bringing a can of beer to work and saying "oh sorry I thought it was a pepsi"
A news truck was parked outside Mahopac High School Saturday afternoon.
Kevin T. Kennedy February 24, 2014 at 11:16 am
PatchRat, I don't believe it is the function of journalists to speculate or conjecture (as you haveRead More done). I for one appreciate that Ms. Tarr is keeping us apprised of the FACTS in this unfortunate tragedy. Prayers to the family and friends of this young man.
Rachel February 24, 2014 at 01:08 pm
"We" should be asking? PatchRat are you a family member or friend? Because I know that IRead More am not therefore making it none of my business and not my place to ask any questions about this incredibly sad event.
jo February 25, 2014 at 08:05 am
only 19 years old.. my soul is weeping..
Pam Green February 23, 2014 at 06:38 pm
Ct- I'm sorry. I was unaware that I was in the presence of an elitist member of academia, in theRead More trenches of the four walls of a classroom. When you seek out the police and falsely report an incident, yes that's a problem. The issue here was being interrogated for a crime and the suspect somehow not being allowed to lie to the police. Not illegal. I thought liberals were supposed to be open minded, not judgmental. Your quote,"Cops want convictions, not truth or what is right." That is a pretty broad brush. Hopefully your students will be open minded enough to think for themselves.
Ct3408 February 23, 2014 at 07:39 pm
Ah, name-calling. What is it about people hating others for simply reading and thinking forRead More themselves? Next time you are involved with a police investigation of a crime, go ahead and lie and see what happens. Obstruction of justice, obstructing governmental administration, etc. But you seem to know the law and think that all police and governmental employees are looking out for you, the citizen. Even when we are in court, we have to deal with the perjury of officers: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/opinion/sunday/why-police-officers-lie-under-oath.html
Alex Umrichin February 23, 2014 at 10:20 pm
You can't outright lie to the police if they are in the course of an investigation however there isRead More also no requirement that you say anything at all unless you have an attorney present. It is perfectly legal for police to lie to you, which is a good thing to keep in mind. If you ever feel in the least bit uncomfortable with questions that police are asking it is in your best interests to say nothing at all no matter what kind of threats they may make.
Rob T February 20, 2014 at 11:30 am
Here hoping they leave him in general population so he can be traded for cigarettes.
Rachel February 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm
The basketball coach in Cortlandt got 25 years to life for his sickening acts, why was this piece ofRead More trash issued such a shorter sentence?
P February 22, 2014 at 10:28 am
One word answers all your questions pertaining to why this horrible human only received a 5 yearRead More sentence and it simply comes down to MONEY. I'm sure this asshole had a private practice, made out pretty well and had a 6 figure lawyer on retainer just in case he ran into trouble. For all you outraged, please don't fear, this guy will have an extremely unpleasant 5 years of being passed around and flip flopped.
Joshua Levin, Debra Osborne and Charles Hall were arrested on the Thruway Feb. 16, 2014 with more than 695 packets of heroin.
Sterling February 19, 2014 at 02:43 pm
Lanning - you remind me so of Truman Capote. In visage only.
PatchRat February 20, 2014 at 06:21 pm
Good job Marty!!! We need to get ALL of this junk off the streets. While we are proud ofRead More the police for any drug bust - especially heroin - we must remember that this new, deadly heroin epidemic is collectively due to the strategic inability of police departments to think two moves ahead of the users and dealers. The police did such a good job getting pain pills and oxycodone off the street that everyone turned to heroin, which is less expensive and more readily available (and more destructive and deadly).
Angel125 February 21, 2014 at 09:04 am
on Feb 17 they went before the Johns. ha, ha, ha Some things are just funny
Richard Dinizo of Cortlandt Manor was sentenced Feb. 18, 2014 to 25  years to life in state prison
Marcos Mess February 18, 2014 at 09:12 pm
P.o.S.
Christina February 19, 2014 at 09:35 pm
Unfortunately the prison system puts scumbags like this in segregated population so they don't getRead More beat up or killed. No idea why they don't put them in gen pop. . Idiots these people are who protect these horrible people who torture our innocent children.
New York Patriot February 19, 2014 at 10:52 pm
Sick SOB. He can play the tasting game in prison now. Let's hope they don't kill him. He needs toRead More pay every day for what he did to innocent children.
Jimbo February 14, 2014 at 07:19 am
What happen to Montauk, East Hampton or Southampton? We changed to all rain and lots of it!
Patricia February 15, 2014 at 02:37 pm
boo hoo....I didn't get the weather report I wanted....give it a rest everyone..
Thomas February 15, 2014 at 03:31 pm
I know it's Feb. what do you expect?