John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher / Editor; Michael Edelman Esq., Political Analyst; Victoria Gearity, Ossining Mayor; Dr. Frances G. Wills, Briarcliff Manor NY / Putnam Valley NY Superintendent; and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large, on Westchester On the Level – Monday, December 9, 2019 @10am ET

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Topics of discussion are defined herein:

John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher / Editor speaks to the following issues:

  1. The White Plains Urban Renews Agency voted to unanimously consider using eminent domain to acquire thirteen properties situated on the north side of East Post Road from Dr. MartinLuther King Jr Boulevard to South Lexington Avenue for future, yet to be specified projects. Harris Beach Counsel Shawn Griffon advised that if property owners could not be brought onboard, eminent domain would be a persuasive tool for the city to get its way. Is this a legal construct and if so, to what purpose and intent? I’d White Plains designating the area blighted? 
  2. River Journal Publisher Alain Begun is expanding its print distribution to Peekskill, Croton On Hudson, and the Town of Cortlandt. The monthly edition will debut in the Spring as River Journal North. Are we witnessing a resurgence of print media or is their a rationale for the River Journal’s prospects that is unique to northern Westchester? Is it a viable long-term effort or will it succumb with a short-term? What is the efficacy for the consumer; the environment?  
  3. David Buchwald’s campaign effort intentioned to succeed the announced retirement of Congresswoman Nita Lowey presents an air of formidability. Does Buchwald’s effort seem assured? What are his strengths? Does he have any weaknesses? Are other candidates sufficiently prominent to challenge Buchwald?
  4. We make inquiry to the “crisis”  in assisted living.

Listen from 10-10:30am

Michael Edelman Esq., Political Analyst speaks to the following issues:

  1. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) on CNN’s “State of the Union” said he was confident in the case against President Trump ahead of a vote on impeachment. he said,” I think the case we have, if presented to a jury, would be a guilty verdict in a bout three minutes flat.” Will the Congressional effort be a sufficient catalyst to win Senate approval?
  2. The Saudi student who shot three sailors at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida  was a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force. How was Mohammed Alshamrani able to bring a handgun into the classroom where he began shooting? Is the vetting process in next of review? Is it known whether this incident was terrorism or some unrelated personal issue? 
  3. Reporter Laura Kelly, writing for The Hill, suggests that Ukrainian Americans, who have seen President Trump and GOP lawmakers malign their former homeland as a center of corruption could play a pivotal role in the presidential election of 2020. She advises Ukranian Americans are highly educated and politically engaged and that Ukrainian Americans have large population numbers in key swing states. Most of the 1 million to 1.5 million Ukrainian Americans live in California and New York, but more than 100,000 reside in swing-state Pennsylvania — a state Trump won in 2016 by less than 45,000 votes. Another 64,000 people in Florida claim Ukrainian heritage. Has The Hill reporter revealed a duality of sensibility among many immigrant populations in America? Does America lack the homogeneity present among other nations or do other issues play a role that is not heritage based?
  4. Since Kamala Harris’ relinquished her effort for president in the 2020 Democratic Party can it be said that Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg have outstripped the other contenders? What are Mike Bloomberg’s prospects. Do others have capacity to reach a point of being financial secure to push their campaign forward? What are the Democrats’ strong points. What are the issues?   

Listen from10:30-11am.

Victoria Gearity, Ossining Mayor speaks to the most recent focus of governance. What are the issues that challenge Ossining’s demeanor regarding fiscal stability, education / school finance, development, and infrastructure challenges. Listen from 11-11:30am

Frances G. Wills, Briarcliff Manor / Putnam Valley NY Superintendent and Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series panelist  discussing the film “Like”. Listen from 11:30am-12Noon.

Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large is your host.

eHeziJohn Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher / Editor; Michael Edelman Esq., Political Analyst; Victoria Gearity, Ossining Mayor; Dr. Frances G. Wills, Briarcliff Manor NY / Putnam Valley NY Superintendent; and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large, on Westchester On the Level – Monday, December 9, 2019 @10am ET

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