Westchester County, August 9, 2010 — Ah, the County of Westchester and its municipalities are enjoying some quiet summer vacation time. In the meantime, here are some of the stories acid-tongued bloggers are working on.A little birdie at Yonkers City Hall is reporting that soon to be ex Mayor Phil Amicone has accepted a position at Harris -Beach. Hmmmm… it seems that everyone ends up there. Acid-tongued bloggers wonders if Harris-Beach is sort of like Valhalla where the dead Vikings go or if it’s really the land of opportunity. Anyhow, Phil will be consulting on economic development for that firm. Sort of like an oxymoron when you compare it to Yonkers, don'tcha think? Speaking of Yonkers, that little tidbit has the usual political hacks scrambling for employment elsewhere. Note to the second floor at Yonkers City Hall…. There are no jobs on the 9th floor in County Executive Astorino’s office.
CE Astorino’s office will be giving the final deliverable to HUD monitor Jim Johnson this week. Anybody want to take a bet as to whether he’s going to accept it. We bet he will not. (Hope Mr. Johnson checks with his separated at birth twin, Westchester County Board Legislator Chairman Ken Jenkins, so they can both get their stories straight).
CE Astorino is also said to be considering closing down Playland. Hmmm…. We’re not surprised there. It’s been said that this was his plan all along.
On a final county note, a retired Correction official in Ossining has shared with an acid tongued blogger that the Correction Officers have hired an attorney and are planning on suing the County for retroactive wages. We’ll keep our eye on that one folks.
This is the week that Judge Karas will be making his final determination of José Quinoy’s future in Sleepy Hollow. Lets see how that goes. In the meantime, we’re working on a story about Janet Gandolfo’s rise to fame in the former Village of North Tarrytown. (On a side note, Colleen Hayes was seen picking up her order at Lefteris’ Greek Restaurant in Tarrytown recently. Hope she wasn’t using Ambulance Corp money to pay for that Gyro).
The Independence Party Chair, Dr. Giulio Cavallo has been handing out his endorsements much to the delight and the chagrin of others. Love him or hate him, Cavallo is quite a character and we hope to hear more from him later.
Who the heck knows what is going on in Mount Vernon. Perhaps one other candidate from that fair city will reach out to us and dish us some dirt.
And so it goes readers. It may be the dog days of summer but never forget that it’s really nothing more than Angry August.