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Gov. Cuomo is a Fraud

I still cannot fathom the popularity of Andrew Cuomo, our governor. Other than the fact that he has a “D” after his name on a ballot, what has he done to ease the economic pain in New York? We have, under his leadership, lost more population than we have gained. That which we lost, people making $50,000 a year or more in the private sector, are being replaced by people making less than $20,000 a year. Public sector jobs of high income are not the stuff good economies are made of for they require tax dollars to support them.

Bruce the Blog

Only half of humanity can give birth—the female half—but both men and women can give life by donating a kidney to someone whose survival rests on receiving a healthy organ.  In America today, there are more than 100,000 people hoping to be on the receiving end of a life-saving kidney. For now, their names are on a waiting list. One of those names is Henry (“Hank”) Goldberg, who lives with wife Viki in the Cortlandt village of Buchanan. A proud Navy veteran who later joined the National Guard, Hank Goldberg ...

Design Time

Since decorating mistakes can be very costly and time consuming, I always urge my clients to do their homework before undertaking any redecorating project. What kind of homework?  A good way to begin is to flip through design and decorating magazines, and visit websites dedicated to interior décor. Start collecting pictures of various design products and styles that appeal to you and you can visualize as your own.  Once you start identifying colors, designs, and various furnishings that illustrate your dream room, ...

Dr. Linda

Dear Dr. Linda, My son, who is about to enter high school, reads on a fourth-grade level. He has had Wilson Reading since first grade. He has done very well in math and other subjects up till now and he’s a happy kid, but I’m concerned that because of the amount of reading required in high school, he’s headed for a real problem. His school does not provide reading in high school. They tell me that he’ll receive support. I think he’ll need more help but I don’t know exactly in what. How do I find out if ...

Educational Alternatives

Dana Stahl, a learning specialist and educational consultant, will address educational questions and concerns that parents may have regarding their children’s academic development and progress in school. Topics can center on such concerns as how to handle homework dilemmas or what questions to ask at a CSE meeting. Questions can range from “How best do parents advocate for their children?” to “How do parents interpret formal tests that have been administered?” to “Which schools and colleges are right for my ...

Edward Jones

National Save for Retirement Week was observed Oct. 18 – 24 this year. And this week has some weight behind it, as it is recognized by the U.S. Senate for its importance in encouraging Americans to prepare themselves financially for retirement. Are you doing all you can? Many of your peers aren’t. About a third of working adults have no retirement savings or pension, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve. And more than half of workers report that the total value of their household’s savings and investments, ...

Here and Now

For Jews around the world, Passover—which was celebrated last week—is a joyful spring holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. It is a time when families gather together to enjoy their common heritage, share a festive meal and re-tell the tale of the Exodus, when Jews were led by Moses on a 40-year trek through the desert to freedom.   There are only about 15 million Jews in the world today, less than one-quarter of one percent of the world’s population. But, even so, Jews have ...

Houlihan Lawrence Property of the Day

2 Hollowbrook Place, Cortlandt $550,000.00 This unique 3 family home boasts tremendous curb appeal with a stone and brick exterior. Each unit offers 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 updated full bath, updated kitchens, separate entrances and separate patios. Two of the three units have beautiful brick and stone fireplaces that create a warm and cozy atmosphere in the living rooms. There is plenty of backyard space for tenants to use and ample parking via 1 car attached garage, driveway, gravel parking lot on side of house. Additional unit used ...

Lost In Suburbia

“What do you think of our new succulent? I asked my husband as I presented the small plant resting on our family room coffee table. I had decided to take the leap from plastic plants to live ones and figured this would be one I couldn’t kill too easily. He looked at it and scrunched up his face. “It’s okay… but can you get something else?” He asked. “Why?” I wondered. “You don’t like it?” “I don’t like the name.”’ “What? ...

On the World Scene

I Googled the symptoms of male mid-life crisis and I thankfully don’t really fit into this category. I’m slightly on the younger side and I have no desire to do anything rash, like shut down my business, leave my family and move to Vegas. But I am approaching a point in my life where I have two competing emotions. The first emotion is that I can’t wait for everything to speed up so that I can accomplish everything I want to accomplish in life. Truth be told, I’ve always had that emotion. Even when I was a child, I ...

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