THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY AND THE REALLY, REALLY UGLY

The Good: Frank Sparaco is my Legislator. Personally, I have never voted for him. He also has a political patronage job which I and the Clarkstown Taxpayers are completely and unabashedly against. This is probably the reason that Frank Borelli, Dennis Malone and Larry Weissman felt he would be amenable to a back room deal to get Mr. Malone the Independence and Working Family lines.

The Town That Cried

George Orwell is known for having written three of the most widely read books of the 20th century - the satirical novel Nineteen Eighty-four describing a society tyrannized by 'the party', the allegorical novella Animal Farm, and the poignant Down and Out in Paris and London...

A Modest Proposal

Jonathan Swift wrote 'A Modest Proposal' to call attention to abuses inflicted on Irish Catholics by well-to-do English Protestants. Swift was a Protestant....

The Highway Department's Doo Wop Dance

Country and Western music has song titles which remind me of several core themes to be decried in life such as 'my dog has died', 'my wife has left', 'my truck won't start', and 'the fish won't bite'. Somewhere in these songs afflictions are usually ameliorated when the suffering imbibe an alcoholic beverage.

So too with political patronage appointments,...

Not Yet Bankrupt - Just Insolvent?

“Let us not bankrupt our today by paying interest on the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing in advance the troubles of tomorrow.” ...

Is Rockland Dysfunctional?

While having a hot cup of coffee this morning I began to wonder if Rockland County has become so dysfunctional that its wheels have come off....

Nanuet's Nightmares

Last week a look at upcoming events in Patch drew my attention to the Nanuet Civic Association's meeting where it was stated that if I had a question about my school tax bill...

The 'Whispered' Candidate

I thought it would be useful to review in this article how we arrived at the point where a perfectly rational and fiscally sound proposal to consolidate the three Town garages under Malone became tangled in warped politics...

Looking Through My Bills

Glancing at my property taxes on my home for the last 10 years I see that they have risen by a total of 64% partly because I no longer qualify for the enhanced STAR program and the new Rockland Energy Sales Tax has...

Clarkstown Taxpayers Group Question Town Board

According to an article entitled 'House of Horrors' which appeared in the August 9, 2012 issue of the Rockland County Times we read that Town employee Ed Lettre, the executive director of the Rockland chapter of the Conservative Party, called a “secret meeting”...

How 'No' Became 'Yes'

In The Vote was 'No' - Will the Result be 'Yes' mention was made of the rumors that Mr Ballard's opponent for Superintendent of Highways at the last election, Dennis Malone, was the 'whispered' candidate...

Open Letter On Clarkstown Employees' Car Usage

I thank you for sending me your town car report and I do appreciate the work that both of you have done in this area. After reading your report, I can see that...


»To be an information source for the residents by watching how the Town Board spends your money
»To significantly reduce town expenses and taxes
»To pass an 8 year Term Limit resolution to eliminate patronage and cronyism is town politics
»To cap public employee compensation


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