Route 119 Tarrytown Complete Streets Designers Want Your Suggestions

WPCNR  THE LETTER TICKER. From Dan Gould, NELSONNYGAARD January 23, 2018:

Dear Route 119 Collegues:

We’re glad residents, developers and government officials joined together last week to provide their insights at the study’s first round of public meetings (January 13).

If you or people you know weren’t able to attend, or you remembered something after you left, use the following online map to tell us what’s on your mind regarding Route 119:

http://wikimapping.com/wikimap/Route-119-Complete-Street.html 

The wikimap will remain open until Feb 9.The public input, both in-person and online, will help guide the Steering Committee and the consultants we hired, Nelson\Nygaard, in developing proposals to improve the safety and efficiency of this crucial corridor.

Want some additional context? The meeting materials have been posted to the project’s website.Display Boards:https://rt119complete.org/docs/route-119-complete-street_january-meeting_boards.pdf


Presentation of January 13 (VIDEO):
https://rt119complete.org/docs/route-119-complete-street_january-meeting_presentation.pdf

A tweet about the online participation process:
https://twitter.com/rt119complete/status/955506913868906496

Please forward this to friends as well as government and civic email lists,
retweet, etc.

Sincerely,

–Dan

Project Coordinator

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Number of Unemployed declined in Hudson Valley in Dec. Higher than Last Year’s December

WPCNR WESTCHESTERNOMICS. From the Department of Labor. January 23, 2018

The December 2017 unemployment rate for the Hudson Valley Region is 4.3 percent.  That is down from 4.5 percent in November 2017 and up from 4.1 percent in December 2016.

In December 2017, there were 48,500 unemployed in the region, down from 51,500 in November 2017 and up from 44,900 in December 2016.

Year-over-year in December 2017, labor force increased by 15,200 or 1.4 percent, to 1,119,600.

The Hudson Valley Region’s December unemployment rate at 4.3 percent is ranked third among the 10 Labor Market Regions in New York State, trailing the New York City Region (3.9 percent) and the Long Island Region (4.2 percent).

  1. New York City Region 3.9 percent
  2. Long Island Region 4.2 percent
  3. Hudson  Valley Region 4.3 percent
  4. Capital Region 4.4 percent
  5. Finger Lakes Region 5.1 percent
  6. Central New York Region 5.2 percent
  7. Southern Tier Region 5.4 percent
  8. Mohawk Valley Region 5.5 percent
  9. Western New York Region 5.6 percent
  10. North Country Region 6.5 percent

Among the 7 counties in the region, the lowest unemployment rates in December 2017 were recorded in Dutchess County and Putnam County – both came in at 4.1 percent.

  • Dutchess County 4.1 percent
  • Putnam County 4.1 percent
  • Rockland County 4.2 percent
  • Ulster County 4.4 percent
  • Orange County 4.4 percent
  • Westchester County 4.4 percent
  • Sullivan County 5.3 percent

 

 

 

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JIM KILLORAN, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY LEADER INTERVIEWED BY JOHN BAILEY ON”PEOPLE TO BE HEARD” ONLINE ON YOUTUBE AND WHITE PLAINS WEEK DOT COM

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YOU’VE GOT

JIM KILLORAN CEO

OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

on the  solutions for affordable housing in Westchester

ON 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD

ON THE INTERNET NOW

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD Recorded with John Bailey interviewing Jim Killoran has been posted  
The YouTube link is
 
 
The WhitePlainsWeek.com link is
 
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Historical Society Celebrates George Washington’s Birthday– Sunday, February 25 — 1 to 3 PM

 Vorperian

WPCNR GOINGS ON ABOUT TOWN. From the White Plains Historical Society. January 22, 2018:

The White Plains Historical Society celebrates George Washington’s 286th Birthday, Sunday February 25, 2018 at the Jacob Purdy House (Washington’s Headquarters), a National Historic Site, 60 Park Avenue, White Plains, NY 10603 1:00PM-3:00PM. Free admission and refreshments.

The event begins at 1:00PM Flag-raising ceremony as revolutionary war re-enactors are marched by General Washington. Guest speaker, Eastchester Town Historian, Dick Forliano will talk about “Westchester County and George Washington”.

“During the Revolutionary War, Washington was here in White Plains on two key dates, said John Vorperian, Society President,(shown in photograph above with President Washingon) “It’ll be interesting to hear how Washington led his troops through the County against the King George’s forces.”

 

For more information call 914.328.1776; e-mail info@whiteplainshistory.org or visit: www.whiteplainshistory.org

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NY On Amazon Top 20. Latimer Style Going Forward. Fed Visits WCA

WPCNR Monday. From the Westchester County Association January 22, 2018:

In his second week of office, County Executive George Latimer addressed the WCA membership at its 22nd Annual Breakfast on January 10th. He discussed the key initiatives of his new administration and the region’s economic opportunities and challenges:
Collaboration on Economic Development: Latimer highlighted the importance of inclusion and collaboration across the county in order to succeed and get things done. Collaboration with local municipal leaders — especially Urban communities — and the private sector is key. “…we cannot save Westchester if we don’t save Mount Vernon; we cannot save Westchester if we don’t stand by Yonkers,” he said.
Optimism: Although the county is currently facing many challenges, Latimer is confident that the County has the resources, both of money and of will, to fight through the difficulties. “To be an American means you are an optimist. We will get through this moment in time,” he said.
Preparing Westchester for the Future: According to Latimer, Westchester should be proactive in preparing the county for the future. The county’s all-out pitch for Amazon’s second headquarters is the way we should always be thinking. He fully supports the WCA’s “Gigabit Westchester” initiative and said “high-speed broadband would give us a demonstrable, unique selling perspective when attracting new companies.”
 
Government Efficiencies: Latimer supports the increased sharing of government services. While it may mean some jobs are relocated, he said the county and its municipalities must figure out how to deliver services more efficiently. One of his goals will be to work more closely with local municipalities and school districts to increase productivity and lower costs.

FED PAYS A CALL

On January 17th, the WCA hosted the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and top leaders from Westchester’s banking community to discuss how broadband is now an integral part of community development and meets the primary purpose definition of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). This meeting is another step further in the WCA’s initiative of bringing super high speed internet to the County and closing the digital divide.

AMAZON STILL HAS NY ON TOP 20 LIST FOR LOCATION OF HQ

The New York metro area, including the Hudson Valley, is among the list of 20 potential sites for Amazon’s HQ2, potentially impacting the region’s economy in a big way. “It’s kind of a no-brainer in terms of what it would mean for Westchester,” said Bill Mooney, WCA President & CEO. ”It would be a huge win for Westchester in so many ways.” Read More Here.

 

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WHITE PLAINS WEEK THE FRI JAN. 19 EDITION ON THE INTERNET NOW AT YOUTUBE AND WHITE PLAINS WEEK DOT COM

WHITE PLAINS WEEK has been posted 
the YouTube link is
 
 
the link to WhitePlainsWeek.com is
 
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JOHN BAILEY AND PETER KATZ  
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POLITICIANS SHOUT OUT AT MARTIN LUTHER KING BREAKFAST
GEORGE LATIMER ON THE AIRPORT, PLAYLAND, AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLANS AT PORT CHESTER CHAT. EXCLUSIVE WHITE PLAINS WEEK VIDEO
STATE’S COMMON STREETS PLAN SUGGESTIONS FOR TARRYTOWN ROAD ROUTE 119 REVEALED -EXCLUSIVE WHITE PLAINS WEEK VIDEO
IMPACT ON WHITE PLAINS SCHOOLS OF CUOMO BUDGET PROPOSAL
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THE KEYNOTER: MARTIN LUTHER KING BREAKFAST SPEAKER DELIVERS THE DIFFERENCE MAKER: YOU–START TO NOTICE EACH OTHER

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Brandon Eriq Vaughn Puryear,( center), on the dais, keynote Speaker at the 25th Anniversary Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast January 15.

WPCNR FOR THE RECORD. The 25th Anniversary White Plains Martin Luther King Jr Breakfast Keynote Speech by Brandon Eriq Vaughn Puryear delivered January 15, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel: 

Hello everyone and Happy New Year, my name is Brandon Eriq Vaughn Puryear. I use all four names because my mother blessed me with them. I am a poet, actor and comedian.

Not listed… Son, Brother, Best friend, Dog Father but most importantly…I am a young African American leader in my community.

But how would you know any of that? By the way I dress, my glasses? Or maybe my smile. If I wasn’t standing up here, you wouldn’t know.

The world passes us by and each day we come across another person. We say Hello and keep walking. We say how are you doing and never truly want to know. We know what’s going on in the world but we don’t notice each other.

Today I want you to start having new meanings to your hellos. When you say how are you, mean it and when you console with the words “I’m here for you” be there like you’d wish someone would be there for you.

I stand before you because of my support system. Because people took interest in how I was doing. I wasn’t always this person. This took time and guidance from the right people.

Guidance from people who always noticed me when I didn’t notice myself. So please remember to notice one another and to keep finding new meanings to our existence because we are here for a reason and we are here together.

Martin Luther King Jr once said, 

“ I say to you today, my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

And without seeing JUST a man or woman’s skin tone or social status. Martin Luther King Jr chose that day, August 28th, 1963, to begin a new and to create new meanings to our existence.

He wanted us to know that every other person you may come across, is just like you and me. A human being, trying to get through life the best way we know how.

The best way, for me at least because I can’t speak for everyone, but the best way for me…is to be vulnerable. Vulnerable with my emotions, how I speak, how I portray myself… vulnerable: being who I am for as long as I can. Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

It takes time.

Like most anything does but when we choose to love. To mean our “Hellos” and “How are you doings?” life gets a bit easy to swallow. It gets easier to cast away the demons that may follow us on a daily… like anxiety & depression. I’ve dealt with both and here is something that came out of that…

This is…

                      – Difference - 

 I was happy yesterday, so I should be happy today?

They tell me everyday is a new day, so why don’t people understand when I say…there’s a difference

 There’s a difference between my sadness today and my happiness of yesterday

 There’s a difference between me hoping things will get better tomorrow…and the day after that and the day after that and the day after that

 But deep down knowing, I’m dreading tomorrow…and the day after that and the day after that and the day after that

 Today may be a new day but it brings with it new emotions, and they just love to play

Not a day goes by that I’m not afraid, asking myself “what will I do today”

Before I ultimately make the sacrifice to stay in bed

Because sleeping all day seems to be the best way to handle these emotions at play

 They can’t play if I just lay still

 But today is a new day, enjoy the sunshine…

There’s a difference in the sunshine of today and the sunshine of yesterday

And that sun don’t seem to shine on a black and white pantomime

When everyday you feel trapped in a box or pushed down by the wind

Screaming at the top of your lungs and bursting at the seems to escape the skin your in but…no one can hear you

But…IT.WILL.GET.BETTER

They say

Those who go about their day basking in the sun’s rays

While people like me can’t even control their emotion of the week, sorry..the day, but heyyy it.will.get.better

I keep hearing that

But there’s a difference between it will get better and it’s been like this for years so when will this “it get better” thing kick in because I’m ready to kick it in. Leave behind me a broken down door of horrors and fears and let the mornings melody serenade my ears…I’m deaf

Deaf to the sounds of a good vibe, deaf to the sound of a friend consoling my wounded slef because as this anxiety kicks in, it makes me ask…who am I to be so, Self

 Who am I to take up somebody else’s time…on me

This anxiety makes me question my very being and why I’m, being

But there’s a difference between you and me…I’m actively working on me

You just see me, being sad and sometimes unhappy

Smiles one day and tears the next, asking what is wrong with me

But there’s a difference I know what’s wrong and you’re just judging me

Pushing me deeper and deeper into the abyss of unhappiness

Covered by a Cheshire Cat smile, while uttering the words “I’m fine”

 A daily line I force feed myself so I don’t get judge or impede on someone’s sunshiny rays of the day

But there’s a difference, because as I work so hard to hide the fact that I’m not ok. Hide from judgment and make it seem like my day is like your day, anxiety and his friend depression meet up and judge me like a stallion in the Kentucky derby…not fit to grace the winner circle…not fit to even run the race

Today is a new day but…there’s a difference  - (Brandonevp)

We must teach our youth that dark days will come and that even in our darkest days, there will always be a shining light. Because as the song goes “Trouble don’t last always”.

And when you wake each morning it’s a new day and we must make it count. We lived yesterday and there is nothing we can change about it.

But today we can start by Uplifting one another, supporting each other, spreading LOVE to each other and take notice of who you come in contact with.

Martin Luther King’s dream did not die with him. It is our job, No, our duty to make sure his dream never dies. To make sure we start anew. To make sure our lives have meaning. To make sure we celebrate our differences, not condemn them -

As a young black man in this world I had questions about who I am and who I should be. Where I’m going and where I came from. How I got here and how would I get to where I need to be.

As I got older I wondered why my blackness wasn’t enough for my white friends. Why the way I speak wasn’t black enough for my black friends. Why my posture and good manners made me a target for words I can’t repeat and gestures I dare not show.

As I got older, I stopped wondering. I realized I just had to be me.

There was no box I could fit in and no circle I couldn’t be a part of. I wrote “Difference” because I was going through depression and severe anxiety. I was a teenager. I wanted people to understand they were not alone. That these things can happen to anyone.

Our youth needs to know that you are there for us and are willing to listen. Whether they are going through depression, anxiety, homelessness, abuse, suicidal thoughts or any type or situation. Take our hand and lead us to this position where I stand in front of you today. Teach us to be leaders. We are strong but the parents know we are hard headed. But we are also the future. If you have us, if you notice us…you have the world.

And so I will leave you with this last poem called…

                       – Unclear -  

What am I doing here?

A question that I ask myself…still unclear

 

What am I doing here?

I have no right!!

I fear the end is near

 Dead end after dead end

When will it end?

I’m busy all the time

Reading lines and making rhymes

 Sharing my talents and breathing these words…I’m done

Is what I want to say…I’m done

No more games, no more fun

I’m completely done

 

Done with moving forward and looking back

 Back to small rooms, starvation and anxiety attacks

 Small rooms in my mind, getting smaller day by day

Starving my creativity, a voice I silenced…kept at bay

Giving me anxiety attacks, crippling and utterly dreadful they were…I thought I’d never survive

 Never survive like my daddy who left me behind

 Shot dead by a trigger that he pulled

Little did he know he shot me too

 Heartbroken, saddened and angry I was…still am, to be honest

 

I hated me and blamed the world

So I constantly asked myself…What am I doing here?

Here to be reminded of betrayal when I look in the mirror?

Here to be hated by myself when I wake in the morning?

Here to be broken over and over, year after year?…to no avail, I break down in tears

 At some point the tears stopped coming out

I realized my body and soul had enough 

They told me “boy suck it up”

 

No longer will I be the victim of circumstance

They said “you used to be strong”

I used to be a force to be wrecked with

 

But at that time I was the leaf in a hurricane

Letting people wash me away as I crumbled in defeat

 

My body and soul had enough

So I finally stood up!

 

Brandon was back and ready to be 

To be what he was meant to be

 

Yea it’s all bittersweet but can’t nobody be me like me!

 

The attitude, the anger, the laugh, the sass…it all came flowing back

 

I found who I was

I FOUND WHO I AM!!!

 

A fun loving, no care in the world, non filter having Buddhist…so I say to you…I’M HERE!!

To embody who I truly am

To be 100% me 100% of the time

No fear for what may happen…this anxiety is no longer my captain

 

So…WHAT AM I DOING HERE?!?!

 

To be me!

To uplift people with this shining personality

To bring life with my smile and joy with my laughter….I’m here…to be uniquely me

To change the world with my words and love whoever needs love in return

 

I am designed by the cosmos, birthed from a Queen and loved by a kingdom…

 WHAT AM I…doing here!?!?!

A question that I ask myself…

Is it still unclear?

 

Thank you for your love and time. It is truly an honor to stand up here in front of you all. Be blessed and please start to notice each other… Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you,

Brandon Eriq Vaughn Puryear

Actor/Poet/Comedian

Brandonevp

845-820-8404

Brandonevp@yahoo.com

 

 

 

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 9:55 PM, John Bailey <wpcnr@aol.com> wrote:

 

 

Hello everyone and Happy New Year, my name is Brandon Eriq Vaughn Puryear. I use all four names because my mother blessed me with them. I am a poet, actor and comedian. Not listed… Son, Brother, Best friend, Dog Father but most importantly…I am a young African American leader in my community. But how would you know any of that? By the way I dress, my glasses? Or maybe my smile. If I wasn’t standing up here, you wouldn’t know.

 

The world passes us by and each day we come across another person. We say Hello and keep walking. We say how are you doing and never truly want to know. We know what’s going on in the world but we don’t notice each other.

 

Today I want you to start having new meanings to your hellos. When you say how are you, mean it and when you console with the words “I’m here for you” be there like you’d wish someone would be there for you.

 

I stand before you because of my support system. Because people took interest in how I was doing. I wasn’t always this person. This took time and guidance from the right people. Guidance from people who always noticed me when I didn’t notice myself. So please remember to notice one another and to keep finding new meanings to our existence because we are here for a reason and we are here together.

 

Martin Luther King Jr once said,

 

“ I say to you today, my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

 

And without seeing JUST a man or woman’s skin tone or social status. Martin Luther King Jr chose that day, August 28th, 1963, to begin a new and to create new meanings to our existence. He wanted us to know that every other person you may come across, is just like you and me. A human being, trying to get through life the best way we know how.

 

The best way, for me at least because I can’t speak for everyone, but the best way for me…is to be vulnerable. Vulnerable with my emotions, how I speak, how I portray myself… vulnerable: being who I am for as long as I can. Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

 

It takes time. Like most anything does but when we choose to love. To mean our “Hellos” and “How are you doings” life gets a bit easy to swallow. It gets easier to cast away the demons that may follow us on a daily… like anxiety & depression. I’ve dealt with both and here is something that came out of that…

 

This is…

                        – Difference -

 

I was happy yesterday, so I should be happy today?

They tell me everyday is a new day, so why don’t people understand when I say…there’s a difference

 

There’s a difference between my sadness today and my happiness of yesterday

 

There’s a difference between me hoping things will get better tomorrow…and the day after that and the day after that and the day after that

 

But deep down knowing, I’m dreading tomorrow…and the day after that and the day after that and the day after that

 

Today may be a new day but it brings with it new emotions, and they just love to play

Not a day goes by that I’m not afraid, asking myself “what will I do today”

 

Before I ultimately make the sacrifice to stay in bed

Because sleeping all day seems to be the best way to handle these emotions at play

 

They can’t play if I just lay still

 

But today is a new day, enjoy the sunshine…

 

There’s a difference in the sunshine of today and the sunshine of yesterday

And that sun don’t seem to shine on a black and white pantomime

When everyday you feel trapped in a box or pushed down by the wind

Screaming at the top of your lungs and bursting at the seems to escape the skin your in but…no one can hear you

 

But…IT.WILL.GET.BETTER

They say

Those who go about their day basking in the sun’s rays

 

While people like me can’t even control their emotion of the week, sorry..the day, but heyyy it.will.get.better

 

I keep hearing that

 

But there’s a difference between it will get better and it’s been like this for years so when will this “it get better” thing kick in because I’m ready to kick it in. Leave behind me a broken down door of horrors and fears and let the mornings melody seranade my ears…I’m deaf

 

Deaf to the sounds of a good vibe, deaf to the sound of a friend consoling my wounded slef because as this anxiety kicks in, it makes me ask…who am I to be so, Self

 

Who am I to take up somebody else’s time…on me

This anxiety makes me question my very being and why I’m, being

 

But there’s a difference between you and me…I’m actively working on me

You just see me, being sad and sometimes unhappy

Smiles one day and tears the next, asking what is wrong with me

 

But there’s a difference I know what’s wrong and you’re just judging me

Pushing me deeper and deeper into the abise of unhappiness

Covered by a Cheshire Cat smile, while uttering the words “I’m fine”

 

A daily line I force feed myself so I don’t get judge or impede on someone’s sunshiny rays of the day

 

But there’s a difference, because as I work so hard to hide the fact that I’m not ok. Hide from judgment and make it seem like my day is like your day, anxiety and his friend depression meet up and judge me like a stallion in the Kentucky derby…not fit to grace the winner circle…not fit to even run the race

 

Today is a new day but…there’s a difference  – (Brandonevp)

 

We must teach our youth that dark days will come and that even in our darkest days, there will always be a shining light. Because as the song goes “Trouble don’t last always”. And when you wake each morning it’s a new day and we must make it count. We lived yesterday and there is nothing we can change about it. But today we can start by Uplifting one another, supporting each other, spreading LOVE to each other and take notice of who you come in contact with.

 

Martin Luther King’s dream did not die with him. It is our job, No, our duty to make sure his dream never dies. To make sure we start a new. To make sure our lives have meaning. To make sure we celebrate our differences, not condemn them -

 

As a young black man in this world I had questions about who I am and who I should be. Where I’m going and where I came from. How I got here and how would I get to where I need to be. As I got older I wondered why my blackness wasn’t enough for my white friends. Why the way I speak wasn’t black enough for my black friends. Why my posture and good manners made me a target for words I can’t repeat and gestures I dare not show.

 

As I got older, I stopped wondering. I realized I just had to be me. There was no box I could fit in and no circle I couldn’t be a part of. I wrote “Difference” because I was going through depression and severe anxiety. I was a teenager. I wanted people to understand they were not alone. That these things can happen to anyone. Our youth needs to know that you are there for us and are willing to listen. Whether they are going through depression, anxiety, homelessness, abuse, suicidal thoughts or any type or situation. Take our hand and lead us to this position where I stand in front of you today. Teach us to be leaders. We are strong but the parents know we are hard headed. But we are also the future. If you have us, if you notice us…you have the world.

 

And so I will leave you with this last poem called…

- Unclear -

 

What am I doing here?

 

A question that I ask myself…still unclear

 

What am I doing here?

I have no right!!

I fear the end is near

 

Dead end after dead end

When will it end?

 

I’m busy all the time

Reading lines and making rhymes

 

Sharing my talents and breathing these words…I’m done

 

Is what I want to say…I’m done

No more games, no more fun

I’m completely done

 

Done with moving forward and looking back

 

Back to small rooms, starvation and anxiety attacks

 

Small rooms in my mind, getting smaller day by day

Starving my creativity, a voice I silenced…kept at bay

Giving me anxiety attacks, crippling and utterly dreadful they were…I thought I’d never survive

 

Never survive like my daddy who left me behind

 

Shot dead by a trigger that he pulled

Little did he know he shot me too

 

Heartbroken, saddened and angry I was…still am, to be honest

 

I hated me and blamed the world

So I constantly asked myself…What am I doing here?

 

Here to be reminded of betrayal when I look in the mirror?

 

Here to be hated by myself when I wake in the morning?

 

Here to be broken over and over, year after year?…to no avail, I break down in tears

 

At some point the tears stopped coming out

I realized my body and soul had enough

 

They told me “boy suck it up”

 

No longer will I be the victim of circumstance

They said “you used to be strong”

I used to be a force to be wrecked with

 

But at that time I was the leaf in a hurricane

Letting people wash me away as I crumbled in defeat

 

My body and soul had enough

So I finally stood up!

 

Brandon was back and ready to be

To be what he was meant to be

 

Yea it’s all bittersweet but can’t nobody be me like me!

 

The attitude, the anger, the laugh, the sass…it all came flowing back

 

I found who I was

I FOUND WHO I AM!!!

 

A fun loving, no care in the world, non filter having Buddhist…so I say to you…I’M HERE!!

To embody who I truly am

To be 100% me 100% of the time

No fear for what may happen…this anxiety is no longer my captain

 

So…WHAT AM I DOING HERE?!?!

 

To be me!

To uplift people with this shining personality

To bring life with my smile and joy with my laughter….I’m here…to be uniquely me

To change the world with my words and love whoever needs love in return

 

I am designed by the cosmos, birthed from a Queen and loved by a kingdom…

 

WHAT AM I…doing here!?!?!

 

A question that I ask myself…

 

Is it still unclear?

 

Thank you for your love and time. It is truly an honor to stand up here in front of you all. Be blessed and please start to notice each other… Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you,

Brandon Eriq Vaughn Puryear

Actor/Poet/Comedian

Brandonevp

845-820-8404

Brandonevp@yahoo.com

 

 

 

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 9:55 PM, John Bailey <wpcnr@aol.com> wrote:

 

 

John Bailey
wpcnr@aol.com

Reply Re

 

John Bailey
wpcnr@aol.com

Reply Re

 

 

 

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US GOVERNMENT CLOSED TODAY. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ISSUE STATEMENT

WPCNR WASHINGTON WIRE. From the NATCA. January 20, 2018:

National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert issued a statement this morning condemning the shutdown of the federal government now underway, calling it the clearest proof that the status quo is broken, and a stable, predictable funding stream for the National Airspace System is essential:

“A government shutdown harms the National Airspace System (NAS). Employees, such as air traffic controllers, who are required to work during the shutdown don’t know when they will receive their next paycheck. They cannot be paid until the government is again able to expend funds.

“Making matters worse, these employees won’t have the support for them and their team that is so important in making the system work well. While all NATCA members perform duties that are critical and essential to the NAS, more than 3,000 NATCA-represented employees have been furloughed.

These furloughed members work across our bargaining units at air traffic control and other FAA facilities. They are among the hundreds of thousands of federal employees negatively affected by the government shutdown. When these professionals are prohibited from working as a result of political brinksmanship, the flying public and the NAS suffer.

“Whether the shutdown lasts one hour, one day, one week, or more, it reinforces our strong belief that the status quo is broken. The NAS requires a stable, predictable funding stream in order to adequately support: air traffic control services, staffing, hiring and training, long-term modernization projects, preventative maintenance, ongoing modernization to the physical infrastructure, and the timely implementation of NextGen modernization projects.

The NAS continues to be challenged by the lack of a stable, predictable funding stream. The constant funding crises that arise from stop-and-go funding continue to wreak havoc on our system and perpetuate the current staffing crisis, which has resulted in a 29-year low of certified professional controllers.

“We will not rest until Congress ends the shutdown. In the long term, we will continue to advocate for the kind of change that will ensure the NAS has a stable, predictable funding stream for years to come.”

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BENJAMIN BOYKIN, NEW WESTCHESTER CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF LEGISLATORS INTERVIEWED ON PEOPLE TO BE HEARD

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County Board of Legislators Chair Benjamin Boykin Announces Committee Chairs

WPCNR COUNTY CLARION-LEDGER. From Chairman of the Board of Legislators, Benjamin Boykin. January 18, 2018:

Newly-elected Board of Legislators (BOL) Chairman Benjamin Boykin (D) White Plains, Scarsdale and West Harrison and BOL Vice-Chair Alfreda Williams (D) Elmsford, Greenburgh, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, have announced a redesigned committee structure for the 2018-19 legislative term.

The Westchester County Charter mandates that the BOL maintain two specific committees, the Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Legislation Committee. Additional committees and their membership are determined at the Chairman’s prerogative.

Following consultation with all Legislators, Chairman Boykin has assigned committee chairmanships that ensure each of the 17 Legislators will chair a committee or serve in a BOL leadership position.

The BOL Leadership positions for the 2018-2019 term are:

Board of Legislators Chair – Ben Boykin

Board of Legislators Vice-Chair – Alfreda Williams

Majority Leader – Catherine Parker

Minority Leader – John Testa

Majority Whip – MaryJane Shimsky

Minority Whip – Gordon Burrows

The BOL Committees, meeting times and Chairs for the 2018-2019 term are:

Budget & Appropriations, Mondays at 10:00AM – Catherine Borgia

Legislation, Mondays at 1:00PM – Virginia Perez

Rules, as needed – Comprised of  BOL leadership

Law & Major Contracts, as needed – Lyndon Williams

Appointments, Mondays at 4:30PM – Christopher Johnson

Public Works, Tuesdays at 11:00AM – MaryJane Shimsky

Labor & Housing, Mondays at 2:00PM – Damon Maher

Social Services, 1st, 2nd, 4th Tuesdays of each month at 10:00AM – Kitley Covill

Environment, Health & Energy, Tuesdays at 1:00PM – Nancy Barr

Seniors & Constituents, 3rd Tuesday each month at 10:00AM – David Tubiolo

Parks, Planning & Economic Development, Mondays at 9:00AM- Mike Kaplowitz

Public Safety, Mondays at 3PM – Margaret Cunzio

Intergovernmental Services, Mondays at 12:00PM – Jim Maisano

All BOL Committee meetings are open to the public and are streamed live on the BOL website. An archive of previous meetings can be viewed on the BOL website as well.

Chairman Boykin said of the committee appointments, “Much of the important work of creating Legislation and performing oversight of County operations takes place around the committee table. I believe that in order for a legislative body to be robust and effective, all Legislators must be engaged and accountable. In determining the membership of each of these committees, my aim was to match the experience and skill sets of individual Legislators with the mission and objective of their committee assignments. The BOL will be taking on many critical pieces of Legislation quickly and I am confident that we have the right people and committees in place to fully and objectively review those proposals.”

Vice-Chair of the BOL Alfreda Williams said, “I congratulate my colleagues on their committee appointments and leadership positions. Over the next two years, every member of this Legislature has a tremendous opportunity to help restore the fiscal health of Westchester County and to help us return to social policies of inclusion and fairness for all of our residents.”

 

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