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On November 6, 2008, Tom Moore said: "Croton vs Westlake for the championship of Section One, Varsity Insider - http://varsityinsider.lohudblogs.com - Class C championship preview Posted By Kevin Devaney Jr. On November 6, 2008 @ 4:04 pm In Uncategorized | 8 Comments The first game of the weekend has the potential to be the best. The Class..." about the "Croton Shuts out Blind Brook 27-0 Reaches Section 1 Finals" post.

On November 5, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "Nice try Teadrinker, but no cigar. " about the "Crotonblog Endorses the Obama-Biden Ticket" post.

On November 5, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "I’d like to point out that a misspelling of a word can be as convicting as a fingerprint. Case in point: the misspelling of the word ridiculous as “rediculous.” Devil’s Advocate did it on Crotonblog. keepinItReal did it on the NCN blog. And Kieran Murray does it all over the..." about the "Crotonblog Endorses the Obama-Biden Ticket" post.

On November 4, 2008, Fairness&Integrity said: "You can’t have a discussion with people that think this way. Their anger overwhelms them. I could have written many paragraphs of the facts and strictly the facts w/out all of this deep-rooted anger. Just the facts. No bias. It’s just a waste of time…unfortunately. Like I said…what happened to..." about the "Crotonblog Endorses the Obama-Biden Ticket" post.

On November 4, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "And the winner of the Keith Olberman Award for Bush League Partisan Journalism goes to (drum role please) Ross W. for what could possibly be his most rediculous piece ever! " about the "Crotonblog Endorses the Obama-Biden Ticket" post.

On November 4, 2008, Nitzylplick said: "Twelve paragraphs dedicated to the typical bashing (how very similar to the charges you levy against the McCain campaign!) and one paragraph of hyperbole for Obama. That’s not much of an endorsement of the Obama-Biden ticket. You should have stuck to actual issues rather than invective. " about the "Crotonblog Endorses the Obama-Biden Ticket" post.

On November 4, 2008, Fairness&Integrity said: "Wow! Despicable? Scrupulous? Built solely on lies? Misrepresentation? This is just filled with exaggerations and lies! The only problem with McCain is that he is a true gentleman. He should have told the truth about Obama from the beginning. This is not a person who should be president of the..." about the "Crotonblog Endorses the Obama-Biden Ticket" post.

On November 3, 2008, crotonres said: "Add to that we are now at war with Iran according to Mrs. Palin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShWPqX4h1qk " about the "Crotonblog Endorses the Obama-Biden Ticket" post.

On November 1, 2008, Tom Moore said: "November 1, 2008 Croton shocks, bounces Dobbs Ferry DOBBS FERRY — Croton-Harmon upset top-seeded Dobbs Ferry 22-21 today, snapping the Eagles’ 69-game win streak vs. Section 1 teams. The victory earns Croton-Harmon a spot in the Class C sectional final next weekend against Westlake at Mahopac High School. Dobbs Ferry’s..." about the "Dobbs Overwhelms Croton-Harmon, 39-16" post.

On October 26, 2008, Tom Moore said: "http://www.lohud.com/article/20081026/SPORTS02/810260353/1110 October 26, 2008 October 26, 2008 Class C: Mainiero leads Croton-Harmon past Bronxville Justin Jones The Journal News CROTON-ON-HUDSON - Nick Mainiero would not let the Croton-Harmon Tigers squander their early lead and momentum against the visiting Bronxville Broncos. Not on his watch. The senior quarterback rushed for two..." about the "New Athletic Fields at Croton Point Park" post.

On October 25, 2008, Tom Moore said: "(Class C quarterfinals) Croton Vs Bronxville today at Spencer Field, 10/25/2008 Croton 35 Bronxville 20 Next Stop in the playoffs, down to Dobbs Ferry for another playoff game. Stay tuned for the time. http://www.maxpreps.com/new-york/sports/croton-harmon-(croton-on-hudson)/schedule.aspx?schoolid=efdcc747-395c-4cbc-89e0-47c4a163773a&ssid=2f36027d-d6f6-4509-aba9-adad5cc85b5e&urpath=,print The above is a very good link for the full story about Croton Football 2008 team. " about the "Dobbs Overwhelms Croton-Harmon, 39-16" post.

On October 18, 2008, Tom Moore said: "Maxpreps http://www.maxpreps.com/new-york/sports/croton-harmon-(croton-on-hudson)/schedule.aspx?schoolid=efdcc747-395c-4cbc-89e0-47c4a163773a&ssid=2f36027d-d6f6-4509-aba9-adad5cc85b5e&urpath=,print Tigers Croton-Harmon vs. Falcons Woodlands Box Scores Croton 42 Woodlands 12 Scoring Summary First Quarter Summary: CH TYLER KEPPLER 22 YARD RUN CH TYLER DORIEN KICK CH TYLER DORIEN 2 YARD RUN CH TYLER DORIEN KICK Second Quarter Summary: CH JOE TRALLI 22 YARD PASS FROM NICK MAINIERO..." about the "Croton Shuts out Blind Brook 27-0 Reaches Section 1 Finals" post.

On October 18, 2008, Tom Moore said: "A great Saturday afternoon in Croton. The Cheerleaders did a great job getting Spencer Field into homecoming spirit. The Cheerleaders made signs for each football player and put up decorations to set the mood. The cheerleaders had a great bunch of little future cheerleaders with them getting ready for the..." about the "Croton-Harmon High School to Celebrate Homecoming this Weekend" post.

On October 16, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "Crotonspace is just getting started. While Crotonblog is a newsmagazine in which readers can and do leave comments, but don’t create main content. Crotonspace is a “sharing” site where only neighbors as members create the main content by posting ideas, notices, photos, and more without going through a moderator. I..." about the "Are you on Crotonspace?" post.

On October 15, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "FYI: Westchester County is holding a Compost Bin Sale on Sunday, Oct 26, in Armonk. I realize that is 20 miles away, but these bins work well. To get such environmental updates from the County, subscribe at http://list.westchestergov.com/listsubscribe/subscribe.asp Fall is here and fall leaves make great compost. Recycle your yard..." about the "Low Hanging Fruit for Everyone's Carbon Diet" post.

On October 15, 2008, weewill said: "Must it always be so? For years democratic signs in and around property in Croton have been destroyed, removed or defaced. And we never hear of the republican signs being affected in the the same way. Hmmmmmmmm??? I would like to share a positive sign (sorry for the pun!) for..." about the "To Catch a Thief" post.

On October 14, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "From: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivy_windchaser/2939110809/ Caption: “Someone stole our Obama for President sign from our yard last night. They stole nearly all the Obama signs in our neighborhood. The ones they didn’t take they spray-painted black. So I made this sign today and staked it in the yard. I fully expect it to..." about the "To Catch a Thief" post.

On October 12, 2008, Tom Moore said: "————2008————- CROTON-HARMON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT Message sent - 10/10/2008 Spirit/Homecoming Week Croton-Harmon High School Spirit/Homecoming Week - Events Varsity Home Games Tuesday October 14 CHHS Tie Dye Shirt Day Girls’ Var. Soccer (vs Briarcliff) 4:15 PM at Spencer Field Field Hockey (vs Pearl River) 4:30 PM at C.E.T. Elem..." about the "Croton-Harmon High School to Celebrate Homecoming this Weekend" post.

On October 11, 2008, Tom Moore said: "Saturday Oct 11, 2008 Croton football went up to Haldane today and beat the blue devils at their homecoming game 27 to 6. The team is now 5 - 1. The next game is next saturday at 130pm down at spencer field. http://www.maxpreps.com/new%20york/football/croton-harmon%20(croton%20on%20hudson)/schedule.aspx?schoolid=efdcc747-395c-4cbc-89e0-47c4a163773a&ssid=2f36027d-d6f6-4509-aba9-adad5cc85b5e&urpath=,local,team The above link is to MaxPreps. " about the "Battle for First Place as Croton Football Hosts Westlake this Saturday" post.

On October 11, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "Lindsay: The Obama/Biden lawn sign in front our home on Benedict Boulevard disappeared on Thursday. I will replace it today. Even if this sign thievery is only a prank, why take the Obama sign but not the signs we also have for John Hall? Leo " about the "To Catch a Thief" post.

On October 11, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "Tom, Good thoughts. While recycling is always something that can be improved, Croton’s residents have a pretty good track record in recycling. Compared to other communities in Westchester, Croton is usually near the top of the list in volume of recycled paper, glass and metal per capita. For households that..." about the "Low Hanging Fruit for Everyone's Carbon Diet" post.

On October 10, 2008, Tom Moore said: "Leo: Thanks for the helpful tips. As I drive around the village on re cycleing days, I see all the blue/red bins all over flowing. How about the village giving each househould another new bin or two ? I know you can pick up one down at the DPW, but..." about the "Low Hanging Fruit for Everyone's Carbon Diet" post.

On October 9, 2008, weewill said: "Crotonspace is a great new forum for sharing ideas, comments, concerns and items of interest to all who love Croton. Perhaps some who have done their best (really their worst!) to denigrate and misrepresent Crotonblog will find this more to their liking. Let’s hope they mend their ways and make..." about the "Are you on Crotonspace?" post.

On October 8, 2008, Tom Moore said: "October 2008 !!!!!! Come on out to support the teams !!!!!! CROTON-HARMON BOOSTER CLUB www.gocrotontigers.org invites the Croton community out for Homecoming / “Spirit” Week Athletic Events Varsity Field Hockey: 4:15 CET Upper Field (vs Dover) Girls Varsity Tennis: 4:15 CET Courts (vs Panas) Boys Varsity Soccer: 4:30 Spencer Field..." about the "Croton-Harmon High School to Celebrate Homecoming this Weekend" post.

On October 8, 2008, Tom Moore said: "Hi Everyone, Fall is a great time to clean out closets and make room in our homes and garages. Our first Tag Sale will be on Sat. Oct. 25 - 10 - 2 at CHHS. We are looking for “stuff” to sell. “Stuff” includes toys, bric a brac, kitchen items..." about the "Croton Unitarian Youth Group Praised for Helping New York City Homeless" post.

On October 6, 2008, Tom Moore said: "Maxpreps - Croton-Harmon vs. Hastings Game Stats Game Summary New York High School Football - Hastings knocked off by Croton-Harmon (October 4, 2008: Croton on Hudson, NY 10520) Croton-Harmon Tigers (Croton on Hudson, NY) followers were in high spirits Saturday as they observed their football squad thwart the visiting Hastings..." about the "Dobbs Overwhelms Croton-Harmon, 39-16" post.

On October 4, 2008, Tom Moore said: "Saturday Oct 4 another winner at home. Croton 35 Hasting 12, Croton is now 4 - 1 on the season. They play next Saturday at Haldane 130pm. 10/18/08 1:30 PM vs. Woodlands Is the last home game of the regular season before the playoff start. It also is Home coming..." about the "Croton Shuts out Blind Brook 27-0 Reaches Section 1 Finals" post.

On October 3, 2008, crotonmomof3 said: "I really miss you. " about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On October 2, 2008, Tom Moore said: "Oct 2008 Croton Football is back. Croton is 3 - 1 and they have a home game this saturday at 330 pm. Come on down and support the team. Here is a link to a good story about last weeks home game against Lincoln Hall. http://www.northcountynews.com/sports/ncn_sports1.asp The booster club is..." about the "Croton Shuts out Blind Brook 27-0 Reaches Section 1 Finals" post.

On October 1, 2008, Mrs. Smith said: "I am not sure where your thinking might be right now, and understand how hard it is to deal with total stupidity when it comes to inappropriateness in dealings with your family, but boy, do we miss the checks and balances you have brought to bear in this village. Whatever..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 25, 2008, LizaB said: "Let me tell you about the time I got my tattoo. I thought about getting one for 23 years. Needless to say, there was much thought involved. I planned; I researched; I found a visiting Japanese master; I thought about what effect it would have on my family. The day..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 23, 2008, Tom Moore said: "http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080923/NEWS02/809230369/1018/NEWS02 September 23, 2008 Cell phone service could soon improve in Croton Robert Marchant The Journal News The reputation of Croton-on-Hudson as a black hole of cellphone calls, where service has been spotty at best, could be coming to an end in a few months. A new company has come..." about the "No, I Can't Hear You Now..." post.

On September 21, 2008, one who knows said: "One item was omitted from Googler’s public documents posted here earlier about the arrest of Maria Cudequest for damaging a neighbor’s automobiles. That is, the final disposition of her case. The record shows that on February 19, 1997, she pleaded guilty to a charge of Criminal Mischief for which she..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 21, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "They are at it again! This band of truth twisting liars are again poisoning the village with their dispicable deception regarding the Harmon Committee Recommendations. I am so tired of Cudequest and Trendell controlling their proxies Schmidt, Brennan and Konig to do whatever they want. Who the hell are they..." about the "Croton Republicans Conspired to Hijack Village Board Meeting" post.

On September 21, 2008, Tom Moore said: "http://www.maxpreps.com/new%20york/football/croton-harmon%20(croton%20on%20hudson)/schedule.aspx?schoolid=efdcc747-395c-4cbc-89e0-47c4a163773a&ssid=2f36027d-d6f6-4509-aba9-adad5cc85b5e&urpath=,local,team The above link is to Maxprep, it is a very good site to keep up to date with high school sports. The Football Team lost yesterday down at WestLake, but the team is home next weekend 9/27/08 1:30 PM vs. Lincoln Hall. Come on down to the field to..." about the "Croton-Harmon High School to Celebrate Homecoming this Weekend" post.

On September 20, 2008, weewill said: "No two board members have tried harder to keep the Harmon development issue from becoming political than Ann Gallelli and Rick Oliver. They are very aware and sensitive to the fact that politics in our small village have a way of dividing and confusing an issue. What happens in the..." about the "To Rezone or Not to Rezone?" post.

On September 19, 2008, Rick Olver said: "The Harmon Economic Development Committee has spent over a year studying the area’s zoning, redevelopment potential, and retail feasibility, based on a detailed financial analysis. Their report and recommendations were reviewed by two Village-hired consultant firms; Sacaardi & Schiff reviewed the zoning recommendations and Danth studied the feasibility of different..." about the "To Rezone or Not to Rezone?" post.

On September 18, 2008, oldtimreader said: "The Croton Bloq has served very little of intrest to the public in Croton as far as I can see. A better service wouldbe to write of current evnts. Let the people know whats going on in the community as far as Sports in the schools,little league,CYO basketball and much..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 17, 2008, Amicus Curiae said: "It goes almost without saying that persons with criminal records should keep a low profile and not call attention to themselves. This includes the subject of the fascinating true crime story posted earlier on this site by someone called Googler—an incontrovertible account contained in five pages of public records. To..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 17, 2008, bojangles said: "Well said Oldtimer. Sounds like excellent advice. Anyone who would stoop to the level of the putrid incidents perpetrated against the Editors and their families should be identified publicly. Any “friends or neighbors” they think they may have can then blacklist them once and for all. And Crotonblog is the..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 17, 2008, oldtimer said: "My advice in Latin is the following: Illegitimati noli carborundum, which translates to “Let there not be carborunduming by the illegitimate.” In plain English, “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” It’s evident that you’ve got a loyal following. Stand and fight. Crotonblog is worth fighting for. " about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 17, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "Maybe a simple list of the 9 recommendations of the Harmon committee made to the village wojuld be helpful for readers. Please find page 4 of the full report on the village website pasted below: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TABLE OF HARMON ZONING RECOMMENDATIONS These 9 recommendations form a set of interlocking..." about the "To Rezone or Not to Rezone?" post.

On September 16, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "I heard the work session the Village Board had with the Harmon Committee was a complete fiasco. Mayor Stagnation did not even open the Committee’s recommendations report even though he called for the work session to ask “detailed questions” about the recommendations. I also heard Trustee Konig put a gag..." about the "To Rezone or Not to Rezone?" post.

On September 16, 2008, PoliAnna said: "CrotonBlog has become an essential tool for Village communication and should definitely continue its good work. I do wish, however, that the editorial staff would refrain from baiting the tiger so often. Insulting and belittling language adds no light but a lot of heat. While it may be deserved, and..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 16, 2008, TheRogue said: "Please dont shut down ! If you do then they have won! " about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 16, 2008, Tom Moore said: "I think Crotonblog is now an important part of the infomation pool in Croton. People ask me why I subscribe to the our local paper. I say because I want to read the letters to the editor so I know what is really going on. Crotonblog is more then that..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 15, 2008, weewill said: "As a long-time reader and poster I would hate to see you stop publishing. While Crotonblog was “shuttered” for the summer, village residents lost a valuable venue for providing and gaining information about things happening in our village. It’s true that in the past some people became uncomfortable reading unpleasant..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 15, 2008, The Editors said: "I am also having major problems logging into my TypeKey account. It is unfortunate to have to deal with small minded people who cannot express themselves through honest discourse and debate, instead relying on intimidation and bullying. Nonetheless, I think that Crotonblog needs to be reflective on what caused people..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 15, 2008, Harley Davidson said: "I know you listed the dirty deeds committed anonymously. But I would also add the public reaming Crotonblog repeatedly got from Schmidt, Brennan and Koenig at Village Board meetings carried on TV. It was so intense that ex-Trustee Don Daubney finally had to publicly tell them to stop “wasting governmental..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 15, 2008, mid said: "I missed this blog while you were on hiatus and checking it every day in Sept to see if it was back up. I viewed the other blog and was frustrated so many times by the unrealistic comments. As a resident of this village, I want to be informed about..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 15, 2008, The Editors said: "I was trying to post this as a comment, but for some reason Typekey did not let me sign in. We have had our differences in the past and I expect we will in the future. That notwithstanding, I strongly urge you NOT to abandon the Crotonblog effort. To do..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 14, 2008, Googler said: "Since KWilly wrote about her in a previous comment, follows is a 1996 arrest record for one Maria Denise Cudequest of 84 Grand Street, Croton-on-Hudson, that I found after a recent Internet search. My, my. Arrest Sheet - Get more Legal Forms " about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 14, 2008, waffels said: "Devils Advocate………..Bravo, well spoken…… " about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 14, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "Crotonblog has become such a critical platform for the residents of Croton to hash out political issues that its absence would be a major step backward for this village. You have been SORELY missed over the last month! However the safety and well being of your family must take top..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 14, 2008, KWilly said: "I don’t know what I would do because I don’t have to put up with the abuse that the owners of CrotonBlog have to put up with everyday, but here is why it is important for the CrotonBlog to stay open: 1) We need CrotonBlog to uncover things that are..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 14, 2008, crotonmomof3 said: "I missed you when you were away. Your absence made my heart grow fonder, and made me realize how much I have come to depend on you for accurate and timely information about our little world. When I was a child I was occasionally harassed for my parents’ political activities..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 14, 2008, dors said: "Of course you should continue with this blog. I’ve never been a proponent of turning the other cheek and if you fold your tent and walk away ‘they’ win. There’s no guarantee if you close shop you’d be free from harrassment and idiot alcoholics. My concern is for your children..." about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 14, 2008, waffels said: "Please, Please, Please…..you are an incredibly valuable resource and just so much damn fun……don’t go anywhere………Please! " about the "The Beginning of the End? Or Is It the End of the Beginning?" post.

On September 13, 2008, weewill said: "With Crotonblog “shuttered” for the summer, village residents have lost a valuable venue for providing and gaining information. Since the Mayor does not “do email” more importantly, we’ve lost the ability to engage in dialogue with our elected officials in a meaningful way. It appears that the Mayor and Trustees..." about the "August in Paris Croton" post.

On September 9, 2008, Stu said: "Crotonblog, we hope you are soon to return to the scene. We need this forum to hash out real differences and provide real information, whether we agree with it or not. Issues abound, zoning proposals for Harmon being chief among them. Please get back in the mix soon. " about the "August in Paris Croton" post.

On August 31, 2008, Tom Moore said: "The Croton High School Football team will be using these fields again this year starting Aug 20, 2008.It is a shame that the village no longer controls the use of the fields. Who ever is doing the caretaking of the fields should spray them ASAP for mosquitoes. The team is..." about the "New Athletic Fields at Croton Point Park" post.

On August 9, 2008, speedlaw said: "OK, this is not rocket science, just business. We have to play hardball. Verizon has something we want. Cell Service. We have something Verizon wants, the revenue stream from FiOs and a residential area which will have a very high uptake of the new service. Dealing with Verizon is like..." about the "On Cellular Service in Croton" post.

On August 6, 2008, JimmyC said: "I just moved to Croton-on-Hudson, it’s a very nice quiet town- which is what we were looking for. I started driving around town and noticed I couldn’t carry a conversation on my AT&T cell phone. Calls were being dropped, and in some areas I wouldn’t even get a signal. I..." about the "On Cellular Service in Croton" post.

On August 4, 2008, Mrs. Smith said: "Thank you for your update on this issue - I smiled this evening when I read an almost carbon copy of what you wrote, posted by Maria elsewhere on the web. She is beyond transparent. " about the "On Cellular Service in Croton" post.

On August 1, 2008, weewill said: "In Benedict’s “vision” for Harmon, he is not alone! He’s joined by the vast majority of Croton residents who have time and time again expressed a wish and hope for just exactly that vision. They’ve asked over and over for our village officials to work to make Bob Elliott’s dream..." about the "To Rezone or Not to Rezone?" post.

On August 1, 2008, Rick Olver said: "I love “Benedict’s” vision for the Harmon area - we need to become a village that welcomes people tlike this young couple. And that kind of area of attractive shops and restaurants, with market rate apartments above them is exactly what the Harmon Business Development Committee recommends. Who could quarrel..." about the "To Rezone or Not to Rezone?" post.

On August 1, 2008, Benedict said: "Some towns allow small antennas (antennae?) to be placed on the tops of streetlights or telephone poles. This is a much better solution than those huge ugly cell towers that are also cause for some health concerns. " about the "No, I Can't Hear You Now..." post.

On August 1, 2008, waffels said: "One thing people are forgetting is that cell phone reception requires direct line of sight to be efficient. That’s why down at the river, and in the midwests open spaces there is good reception. Croton is very hilly and unless a tower goes on the highest point of Mt. Airy..." about the "No, I Can't Hear You Now..." post.

On August 1, 2008, scarlco said: "I have to second what ‘Meistergeek’ and ‘Tom Moore’ said… calling the cell providers will do no good. You need cell sites to provide coverage. Verizon and AT&T are helpless unless Croton allows them to put in a site. " about the "No, I Can't Hear You Now..." post.

On July 31, 2008, weewill said: "Thanks for you compliment, oldtimer, but I am far from “eloquent.” One need not be eloquent to present the truth .. only factual. One of the ncn chatroom regulars posted the following “fact.” “We learned yesterday that this forum’s (meaning the NCN Forum) numbers are off the charts here in..." about the "Bruce Apar's Ethical Double Standard (and Goof)" post.

On July 31, 2008, crotonres said: "It is not up to Verizon to put a cell wherever they please. They need approval. So to stop FIOS service won’t accomplish anything. This is a town board issue and they need to approve a cell site and get it built. The progress has been like mud. I have..." about the "No, I Can't Hear You Now..." post.

On July 30, 2008, speedlaw said: "It’s bizarre. A community with this level of average household income, meaning total cell penetration. A very very high percentage of work at home types. Yet I can rely on zero verizon service and a “beep” when the inevitable message is taken. I drove across the Country. I can say..." about the "No, I Can't Hear You Now..." post.

On July 30, 2008, Tom Moore said: "The Village has to allow cell towers. I have a personel phone with Verizon and it does not work well. I have a work phone with NEXTEL and I use to have to go down to the river to make calls, but I can now sit in my house and..." about the "No, I Can't Hear You Now..." post.

On July 30, 2008, Daniel Shure said: "Wrong beams or right beams delivered, more than two years to replace a small bridge is unacceptable. Why wasn’t a temporary bridge put up at the start of construction? If the county officials don’t know how, they should consult the military who does this all the time—according to what I..." about the "A Bridge to Nowhere" post.

On July 29, 2008, Meistergeek said: "This is not up to AT&T or Verizon. In order for the service coverage to get to an acceptable level in the Village, you need cell sites! Try and search for this topic on Croton Blog or the Village’s website and you will understand why we are not moving forward..." about the "No, I Can't Hear You Now..." post.

On July 29, 2008, Storck said: "Like “crotonres”, I have Verizon as well and it stinks! How long must this go on? It would be terrible if someone lost their life because wireless service is non-existent in Croton (if it hasn’t happened already?). Call Verizon @(800)922-0204 and make some noise!! " about the "No, I Can't Hear You Now..." post.

On July 29, 2008, crotonres said: "I have Verizon and the service is horrible also. " about the "No, I Can't Hear You Now..." post.

On July 28, 2008, weewill said: "Thanks for the idea, Benedict. At your suggestion, I did read Cindy McCain’s biography and found it very enlightening. She certainly has had a full life and accomplished many things. Reading her official biography prompted me to do the same for Michelle Obama . Their reported activities and accomplishments are..." about the "The Battle of the Magazine Covers" post.

On July 28, 2008, Benedict said: "lol no surprise who this blog will support. I think both candidates have a lot to offer. So do both potential first ladies. Georgianna, in the interest of playing devils advocate, take a look at Cindy McCain’s bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CindyHensleyMcCain She is a pretty interesting person actually and clearly a 54..." about the "The Battle of the Magazine Covers" post.

On July 27, 2008, beagler said: "Yes, this has been a problem for quite some time. It used to be much worse but it still needs improving. I’ve been complaining ever since I moved to Croton seven years ago and they know me quite well at Metro North. One of their excuses is that “I’m the..." about the "Why so Noisy at Metro North?" post.

On July 26, 2008, weewill said: "Cindy McCain seems to be a quiet, mousey little wife always present, standing by her man, waiting for her instructions. She stands straight and silent like an obedient Barbie doll. The only time she shows any interest in what’s happening is when she engages in the required clapping on cue..." about the "The Battle of the Magazine Covers" post.

On July 26, 2008, A friend said: "It’s a welcome change to see someone helping to portray this great country in a positive light through the medium of competitive sports. We’ve had enough images of war refugees, prisoner of war camps, waterboarding and torture that paint America unfavorably. I graduated CHHS with Jeff. I’d call this “Local..." about the "Weightlifter Home with the Silver" post.

On July 25, 2008, BCCroton said: "The head guy in the county that is overseeing the project is a customer of mine and I asked him the same question a month ago. He told me that the job was supposed to be done in December of last year but some custom steel beams were not made..." about the "A Bridge to Nowhere" post.

On July 24, 2008, Benedict said: "My wife and I bought our first house in Croton almost two years ago. Prior to that we were renting a 2br apartment on Main St in Dobbs Ferry above a bridal Shop and Art Gallery. It was affordable and a nice place to live because we could walk to..." about the "To Rezone or Not to Rezone?" post.

On July 24, 2008, Rick Olver said: "On July 14th, Kieran Murray, the Chairman of the Harmon Business Development Committee, presented the Village Board with a compelling case for mixed-use zoning in the Harmon commercial district. After meeting with the Harmon business owners who might be affected, and with the help of consultants, the Committee ran a..." about the "To Rezone or Not to Rezone?" post.

On July 24, 2008, weewill said: "Does it strike anyone else that none of the 5 or 6 regular posters on the ncn chat room have anything to say about this rotten package? Regardless of their protestations to the contrary, we know they read Crotonblog because they have their “immediate response team” ready at all times..." about the "Sick. Sick. Sick." post.

On July 23, 2008, oldtimer said: "I can’t be as eloquent as Geogianna. She speaks from her own long experience with these people. From time to time, I have tried looking at the NCN site. Chatroom is the proper designation to describe it. It’s run by a few insiders who have opinions on every subject, whether..." about the "Bruce Apar's Ethical Double Standard (and Goof)" post.

On July 23, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "Absolutely true Georgianna, the NCN blog is the opinions of 5-6 posters at most. They cannot be allowed to go unchecked any longer! I encourage each and every Crotonblog reader (and village resident) to get a User ID on NCN Blog and challenge every rumor, innuendo, insinuation, exageration, and flat..." about the "Bruce Apar's Ethical Double Standard (and Goof)" post.

On July 23, 2008, weewill said: "We’ve long believed the NCN chatroom is a “pretend” blog with “pretend” posters and “pretend” facts. Those anonymous posters would have you believe they are authorities on just about every issue relative to Croton. They’ll challenge and refute highly paid professionals (hired by their own tax dollars incidentally) in every..." about the "Bruce Apar's Ethical Double Standard (and Goof)" post.

On July 23, 2008, closecrater said: "If you would like another example of the infamous contractor “doing as he pleases under the noses of this administration” visit his hostel for residents of questionable citizenship on North (lower) Highland Place after 6PM. The occupants of this structure must all be employed by him. At the end of..." about the "You Call This a Showroom?" post.

On July 22, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "The hidden culprit behind acts like mailing objectionable material anonymously to Crotonblog is our technologically inept Mayor, who refuses to answer e-mails or use the Internet. Instead of replying to Crotonblog by posting responses on Crotonblog, Mayor Schmidt repeatedly attacked Crotonblog and two of its founders at Village Board meetings..." about the "Sick. Sick. Sick." post.

On July 22, 2008, Storck said: "This is so vile and disgusting! Although we may not necessarily agree with everything posted on Croton Blog, this action is not warranted. The sooner this person is caught (and it appears to very, very soon!), the better for all of us. " about the "Sick. Sick. Sick." post.

On July 21, 2008, waffels said: "I was walking my dog up on the aqueduct and was amazed at how loud the trains idling was. This has been an issue in the village before and I think engineers and railroad employees have been fined for violating the noise ordinance. Anyone?……On this note….I know that it’s great..." about the "Why so Noisy at Metro North?" post.

On July 20, 2008, weewill said: "The depth of shock and outrage knows no bounds for this reprehensible and cowardly act. All neighbors and decent Croton residents are justifiably angered and saddened by such poison. This ugliness leaves a brutal scar on our community that will not heal until the person or persons responsible are identified..." about the "Sick. Sick. Sick." post.

On July 18, 2008, weewill said: "Never one to keep my opinions to myself, I will weigh in on this new feature. First and foremost, let me say unequivocally that Dave Tuttle is one of the true lovers of Croton. Not only was he born and raised here, but he knows and treasures the rich heritage..." about the "Announcing a New Feature" post.

On July 18, 2008, Benedict said: "Good for you Dave. You couldn’t be more correct about the party system. Nothing is a bigger obstacle to getting things done than the pointless and childish bickering between republicans and democrats. Ya ya ya I know CB it’s all because of the Mayor and Bush and Rove and blah..." about the "Announcing a New Feature" post.

On July 18, 2008, David Tuttle said: "OK, I am sorry I even started this. Pity those who share there true feelings on the blog, but i did expect this. This is the reason I have not commented on the blog and this will be my last, a gift you all you blog supporters. I only know..." about the "Announcing a New Feature" post.

On July 17, 2008, waffels said: "Dave….you sat back for years not uttering a peep while Maria Cuda-whatever and company verbally beat the life out of Bob Elliot, Georgianna Grant, Sam Wadkins and any other Democrat that tried to get something done in this village. Not for the better of the village but for political gain..." about the "Announcing a New Feature" post.

On July 17, 2008, The Editors said: "We don’t know what caused our friend Dave Tuttle to react so vehemently to our proposed new feature. As our sage old grandmother would say, “He must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed” yesterday morning. Being a sudden advocate for happiness is a strange role for..." about the "Announcing a New Feature" post.

On July 16, 2008, David Tuttle said: "God forbid Crotonblog would create a place to air “happiness”. I assume the contributors to the blog, including the editors, will be running in the upcoming elections or is it all talk and no action. If you spent half the time you spend on creating all this content serving as..." about the "Announcing a New Feature" post.

On July 16, 2008, oldtimer said: "I haven’t the faintest idea who or what caused the trash to move off the storm sewer grate at Nappy’s. But I just walked by that corner and it’s still there. That means that the Public Works Department (another department headed by a nonresident) isn’t getting out and about. The..." about the "Mysterious Happenings at Nappy's Corner" post.

On July 14, 2008, Had Enough said: "The pictures showing the lack of attention paid to serious problems in Croton are a breath of fresh air. Keep them coming. They only begin to scratch the surface. Pardon my French, but Croton really looks shitty nowadays. The streets are not cleaned anymore, and neither are the storm drains..." about the "The Power of the Press a Blog" post.

On July 13, 2008, weewill said: "Recent incorrect statements published on the other local chat room need to be challenged. The statement that Ann Gallelli doesn’t live in the “real village.” is incorrect. In fact, she has lived in the north end of the “real village” for over 30 years and has raised two great children..." about the "The Power of the Press a Blog" post.

On July 12, 2008, waffels said: "Bravo, Bravo Ross Wheal(sp?) of Croton-on-Hudson and the Croton Blog…….Grass roots effort at it’s best….I know you won’t, but for whatever……..don’t stop doing what you are doing……. " about the "The Power of the Press a Blog" post.

On July 12, 2008, weewill said: "A coincidence? Who the heck cares? The situation has been corrected and that’s the important aspect of this report. Constructive criticism is always a good thing. We accomplish much by working as a team - Crotonblog, residents, elected officials and professional staff. Constructive criticism that gets results should never be..." about the "The Power of the Press a Blog" post.

On July 11, 2008, oldtimer said: "The nigglers who take Crotonblog to task for not reporting a clogged drain to the Village or for not undertaking the unclogging of it (and giving up a public interest story) lose sight of significant details: Blogs are merely the newest form of journalism. We don’t expect newspaper reporters to..." about the "Here's Another Fine Mess, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 11, 2008, weewill said: "And herein lies the real value of Crotonblog. One need not be disagreeable to disagree, There’s nothing better than a good debate and the more options considered, the better the results will be. Georgianna " about the "Here's Another Fine Mess, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 11, 2008, MGTD said: "It’s no wonder that the storm drains are constantly blocked since the village has no regularly scheduled plan to sweep the streets. The drain grates at the end of Grand at Riverside are always plugged with debris as is the one on the northwest corner of Riverside and Municipal Place..." about the "Here's Another Fine Mess, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 11, 2008, CROTONITECAROLE said: "I can understand where Supersilver322 is coming from with asking the individual who took the photos of the storm drain debris and if he had even bothered to move the pieces of wood etc.,,, HOWEVER ,,,in response to Supersilver322’s questioning if the photo-taker had cared all that much by doing..." about the "Here's Another Fine Mess, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 11, 2008, valleymoon said: "if one thinks that salary increases will solve problems alone is dreaming. I also have to question the reasoning of someone roaming around town taking detailed photos and then writing elaborate letters blaming it all on the mayor. The mayor, is not OZ and is not that powerful. The telephone..." about the "Here's Another Fine Mess, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 11, 2008, supersilver322 said: "ok. i agree that sorta sucks. But did the person who took these pictures even bother to move the pieces of wood or to pull some of the trash out themselves. They couldn’t of cared that much if they didn’t bother to do anything. " about the "Here's Another Fine Mess, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 10, 2008, weewill said: "By my previous comment I certainly did not mean to imply that : “the only control the Mayor and the Board of Trustees have over the Village Manager and department heads is at budget time and the only tool of control in their hands is to withhold salary raises.” Salary..." about the "Here's Another Fine Mess, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 10, 2008, The Editors said: "Mrs. Grant’s comment gives the impression that the only control the Mayor and the Board of Trustees have over the Village Manager and department heads is at budget time, and the only tool of control in their hands is to withhold salary raises. This is errant nonsense. The Village Code..." about the "Here's Another Fine Mess, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 10, 2008, weewill said: "I most assuredly agree these conditions must be corrected and not allowed to continue. However it should not be up to the Mayor (or board members) to “mind” these operational details. It’s up to the professional staffs in each of their respective departments to make sure this kind of condition..." about the "Here's Another Fine Mess, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 9, 2008, Big A Little A said: "My 21st birthday was 4 days after the sting. It certainly made barbecue preparations a little bit frustrating. But I was underage not so long ago. Getting alcohol was by no means a laborious task. In some cases, I can understand leniency on the carding policy, as its a matter..." about the "Police Nab 10 Croton Businesses in Underage Alcohol Sting" post.

On July 9, 2008, speedlaw said: "Really, this is the result of MADD pressure group lobbying. We have .08, the 21 yo drinking age, and a whole host of “underage” laws. Sitting in a Court, I see lots of “kids” (over 18, under 21) prosecuted for ONE DRINK, with a six month loss of license. The..." about the "Police Nab 10 Croton Businesses in Underage Alcohol Sting" post.

On July 8, 2008, Big A Little A said: "Trees are constantly falling on the diamond over there. It still gets a lot of traffic, though. " about the " Close this Kiddie Playground, Mr. Mayor, Before a Fatal Accident Happens" post.

On July 8, 2008, weewill said: "We sure hope ” everybody” is right and that Leo does indeed have his “eye on the prize of the Mayoralty in the next election.” This village would be well served if “everybody” is right. This selfless and demanding job requires someone with Leo’s intelligence, commitment, dedication and logical, analytical..." about the "Please Fix the Weather Station Again, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 8, 2008, Fair Dinkum said: "Leo Wiegman misses the point as usual by offering presumed excuses for the Mayor and then tries to hog the blog by showing off his meteorological expertise. Of course the weather statistics were up and running again but only after the Crotonblog reported the outage.As I read it, the point..." about the "Please Fix the Weather Station Again, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 8, 2008, weewill said: "I respectfully disagreed with Leo Wiegman several years ago when he voted in favor of the purchase of the sophisticated weather forecaster and would do so without hesitation again. I noted then and still believe to this date that we are so inundated with “weather forecasting” for days before any..." about the "Please Fix the Weather Station Again, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 8, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "First, it is unfair to bust the mayor’s chops when this internet feed is out for a short time! The village weather report is back up today, and was probably frozen for reasons well beyond the village staff’s control. Second, you would think we could get accurate local weather data..." about the "Please Fix the Weather Station Again, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 8, 2008, crotonres said: "Did they make the kids who broke glass clean it up? " about the "Croton Police Blotter - Week of June 16th" post.

On July 7, 2008, M.O.T.S. said: "I had no idea that the village had built its own weather station. It seems like a waste. Why not just re-post data from the National Weather Service on the village homepage? It might not be as accurate, but it would be free and, unlike whatever setup that have going..." about the "Please Fix the Weather Station Again, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 6, 2008, weewill said: "Not to worry Crotonites. The same five or six posters on the other blog have everything under control! I check it several times a day to see what new spin they put on facts and events happening in their fairy land. (It never becomes clear exactly what qualifies them as..." about the "Please Fix the Weather Station Again, Mr. Mayor" post.

On July 6, 2008, Tom Moore said: "I Want to Thank Bob Schwamb for his many years of service to the Croton Booster Club. The Croton Booster Club has just had a change of command. I also want to thank all the many past parents and community members who have helped with the Croton Booster Club. Please..." about the "Croton-Harmon High School to Celebrate Homecoming this Weekend" post.

On July 4, 2008, crotonres said: "And that is the problem with the law. You can buy the bar when you are 18 but you cannot drink there. That is moronic. And as far as people acting responsible you can find people of any age that act responsible and irrresponsible so that is not a valid..." about the "Police Nab 10 Croton Businesses in Underage Alcohol Sting" post.

On July 4, 2008, weewill said: "And Waffels hit the nail right on the head …. If adults are apt to “behave badly” after a few drinks, how can we expect kids to do any better ? And does 21 years make a person more capable of responsible decisions than 18, 19 or 20 years..." about the "Police Nab 10 Croton Businesses in Underage Alcohol Sting" post.

On July 4, 2008, waffels said: "I found it interesting that there were, I believe 3 businesses that did catch the fake ID and turned the “kid” away. What was there checking procedure I wonder. Also, I have always believed that the age adjustment from 18 to 21 was ridiculous. 18, 19 and 20 year olds..." about the "Police Nab 10 Croton Businesses in Underage Alcohol Sting" post.

On July 4, 2008, Googler said: "After hearing Trustee Tom Brennan thank Richard Pellicci for his oration in this video, I decided to search for more information. After Googling “Trustee Tom Brennan,” I found a video clip on YouTube that montages episodes in which Mr. Brennan “wastes more governmental time,” to quote ex-Trustee Don Daubney, discussing..." about the "Richard Pellicci, Emotionally Aggravated—Again" post.

On July 4, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "greengurl, Just to clarify, Mr. Pellicci has never served as a member of Croton’s board of trustees—or has ever been appointed to serve on any of its volunteer committees. And besides making regular appearances at board meetings, like in this video, he is also well-known as the person responsible for..." about the "Richard Pellicci, Emotionally Aggravated—Again" post.

On July 3, 2008, greengurl said: "i am usually not one for trashing someone on the board, and i have never met mr. pellicci, but i disagree that this blog is anything but great for this community. if anyone in politics has an issue with the voice of the people, you should become a veterinarian or..." about the "Richard Pellicci, Emotionally Aggravated—Again" post.

On July 3, 2008, weewill said: "With all respect, Crotonres, I don’t believe the problem is with the sting but rather with allowing any underage kid to buy liquor. It remains the clear responsibility of shopkeepers to require confirming ID’s from any person who might be 20, 25 or even 30 years old and look younger..." about the "Police Nab 10 Croton Businesses in Underage Alcohol Sting" post.

On July 3, 2008, crotonres said: "The problem with this sting is many fold. First a 20 year old is not a “kid” in my opinion and while the law may state that you must be 21, there is some debate about how you can be legal to do anything else at 18 but drink; the..." about the "Police Nab 10 Croton Businesses in Underage Alcohol Sting" post.

On July 2, 2008, Kate said: "Has the Mayor not heard to Citysearch, Yelp, localpages etc? The “internets” is full of information, Mr. Mayor, on businesses in communities across the nation. We simply do not live in the day and age where community leaders can “schmooze” with prospective business owners and not expect those business owners..." about the "Seth Davis Strikes Back at Croton's Mayor Schmidt" post.

On July 2, 2008, PoliAnna said: "If the Croton police advised all purveyors of alcoholic beverages that they believed there was a problem with underage purchases, or even underage drinking, and that they needed to be more vigilant BEFORE they launched this sting, then fair enough. But if it was just an attempt to prove that..." about the "Police Nab 10 Croton Businesses in Underage Alcohol Sting" post.

On June 30, 2008, dors said: "Adam, you are funny, poignant, reflective, and intelligent! Thank you for the vignette of Entergy’s horrific ‘evacuation’ plan. Nothing more need be said. Susan " about the "Croton's Adam Auslander Wins Clearwater's Short Film Competition" post.

On June 30, 2008, sdavidson said: "I wonder how many pieces of silver they offered the 20 year old. What a disgrace. " about the "Police Nab 10 Croton Businesses in Underage Alcohol Sting" post.

On June 29, 2008, supersilver322 said: "Is this actually serious? It would be one thing if they sent in someone who looked like they were 17 with a blatantly fake ID, but to send in someone who looked 29 with a real looking id just to arrest croton business owners is truly absurd. An 18 year..." about the "Police Nab 10 Croton Businesses in Underage Alcohol Sting" post.

On June 28, 2008, dem said: "While the owner of the German Deli was busy in his store preparing for his grand sons graduation, and the owner of Old Post Rd. Liquors was moving in his community bench so he could pick up his daughter, the Croton Police were busy with a sting they had carefully..." about the "Police Nab 10 Croton Businesses in Underage Alcohol Sting" post.

On June 26, 2008, crotonres said: "According to the JN he was not asked for ID. Who knows how old he looks. This is a waste of police resources. I would rather see them ticketing speeders on 129 and other town streets. This 21 to drink law is absurd. You are an adult in every other..." about the "Police Nab 10 Croton Businesses in Underage Alcohol Sting" post.

On June 26, 2008, MattyM said: "Our county government does not spend a penny of their budget on emergency response for Indian Point. It is all paid for by the utility. The money goes from the utility to the state and back down to the county through law 708. The money is given out based on..." about the "Croton's Adam Auslander Wins Clearwater's Short Film Competition" post.

On June 26, 2008, tjp said: "did the 20 year-old use a fake-id? " about the "Police Nab 10 Croton Businesses in Underage Alcohol Sting" post.

On June 25, 2008, weewill said: "Congratulations on a very fine piece of work. Many of us have long believed the Thin Blue Signs are not only ugly and ridiculous but totally useless. One more way the county government wastes taxpayers money with their grandstanding and self-serving efforts hoping to justify their existence. How much money..." about the "Croton's Adam Auslander Wins Clearwater's Short Film Competition" post.

On June 24, 2008, The Editors said: "At last Monday’s village board meeting, former Republican trustee Don Daubney excoriated Republican mayor Greg Schmidt and Republican trustees Brennan and Konig for “wasting governmental time” by discussing Crotonblog so extensively and repeatedly at village board meetings. Mr. Daubney advised them sagely to ignore it. He had hardly left the..." about the "Richard Pellicci, Emotionally Aggravated—Again" post.

On June 23, 2008, Storck said: "Priceless! " about the "Richard Pellicci, Emotionally Aggravated—Again" post.

On June 22, 2008, MGTD said: "Unbelievable, this man is emotionally and mentally challenged. Ann is one of the most decent, honest and straightforward people you will ever meet and Croton is privileged to have her as a trustee. I stopped my subscription to the Gazette years ago because of the tone of the letters and..." about the "Richard Pellicci, Emotionally Aggravated—Again" post.

On June 21, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "One of the workshop participants, architect and resident James Rhodes, submitted thoughtful comments after the workshop. Jim’s notes are well worth reading and are available at crotondems.org. The 10 slides that I presented are available there as well, in addition to the notes Nance Shatzkin recorded as each table reported..." about the "Summarizing the Recent Harmon Economic Development Forum" post.

On June 21, 2008, weewill said: "There has been some discussion out and about relative to the genesis of this forum and the fact that it was “sponsored and run” by the Democrats without the inclusion of the Republican Board majority. Nothing could be further from the truth. It was indeed the brain child of the..." about the "Summarizing the Recent Harmon Economic Development Forum" post.

On June 21, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "Mr. Pellicci, While you are painting Trustee Gallelli with a broad brush in calling her an “amateur planner,” I hope you’ll recall that then-Trustee Greg Schmidt also voted for passage of Croton’s Comprehensive Plan in 2003. And further, at that time, Trustee Schmidt was president of the Croton Chamber of..." about the "Richard Pellicci, Emotionally Aggravated—Again" post.

On June 20, 2008, Mrs. Smith said: "I too was appalled at Richard Pellici’s very personal and vindictive attack on Trustee Galleli and equally disgusted with Mayor Schmidt for allowing it to continue, and with Trustee Brennan who had the gall to offer Pellici thanks for his comments. These are the same people who, for several board..." about the "On Their Hypocritical Abuses of Power" post.

On June 17, 2008, SSmith said: "i guess i will comment here, even though this string has gotten way off topic. i went down to Silver Lake (water temp was great) this afternoon with my kids to play on the beach and swim for about an hour and saw three different dogs come down onto the..." about the "My Two Cents on the Proposed Dog Run" post.

On June 17, 2008, The Editors said: "Fox 5 has posted their on-location video segment, titled “Neighborhood Faves: The Blue Pig,” to their website. In the feature they ask, “How does ginger flavored ice cream sound to you?” Click here to watch it (and get the answer.) " about the "Casting Call: Ice Cream Lovers for Fox 5 Live Segment at Blue Pig" post.

On June 16, 2008, weewill said: "One more HUGE reason we think Croton is such a special place to live. Our library is the best and the library personnel are so professional and customer oriented they can’t be topped anywhere. Just check the events calendar and be amazed at the wondrous things they offer for children..." about the "New Chapter for Croton Free Library with Launch of Improved Website" post.

On June 15, 2008, crotonres said: "Unfortunatly biking to the train is not feasable for most. When you need to wear a suit or skirt to work it is difficult to ride a bike, not to mention the sweat. It also ignores the rain/snow days that take up a good part of the year. Walking also..." about the "Why I Won't Be Attending the Democrats' Workshop on June 14th" post.

On June 15, 2008, Businessperson said: "Mr. Wiegman may know something the public does not know. My recollection is that the two recent contracts with outside consultants were for a review of Croton’s problems, not a review of the Harmon committee’s recommendations, as Mr. Wiegman states. Unfortunately, too, his rebuttal did not really address the points..." about the "Why I Won't Be Attending the Democrats' Workshop on June 14th" post.

On June 14, 2008, weewill said: "I’ve just returned from the above forum and it was excellent! I would guess there were close to 100 attendees sharing diverse ideas and a wealth of comments, opinions, and concepts. I am sorry the Mayor and Trustees Brennan and Konig were not there to hear, listen and share. It..." about the "Workshop for Residents to Help Frame Croton's Future on June 14" post.

On June 14, 2008, weewill said: "I’ve been out of town for the past month and missed the aggressive pursuits of fault and blame in the on-going dialogue about the business climate here in Croton. As always, there are many things to be considered; the Mayor’s and Village Board’s actions or inactions, residents’ opinions and responsibility..." about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 13, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "Why I WILL be attending tomorrow’s workhop on Harmon: Even though I just renewed our Silver Lake beach passes yesterday, I am willing to forego 90 minutes of swimming to talk about our economic future. After all, the Ottinger Room is lovely and someone will bring juice and cookies, I..." about the "Why I Won't Be Attending the Democrats' Workshop on June 14th" post.

On June 13, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "While Businessperson makes a valid point about the need for bi-partisanship with regard to economic development in Croton, I understand why Croton Democrats maybe wary of working together with Mayor Schmidt. To put my comment in context, Mayor Schmidt was the president of the Croton Chamber of Commerce for many..." about the "Why I Won't Be Attending the Democrats' Workshop on June 14th" post.

On June 13, 2008, The Editors said: "Crotonblog feels it is necessary to address certain objections voiced about our “Album of Shame” by explaining its origins. In August of 2007, we noticed the early signs of what would become Croton’s recession in commercial properties. Because the Schmidt administration was doing nothing about what we saw as an..." about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 12, 2008, oldtimer said: "While we’re handing out laurels and throwing brickbats, let’s remember The Gazette, which does next to nothing to take note of new businesses in Croton. As a community newspaper, it seems to have forgotten that part of its traditional journalistic job is also to call attention to new businesses that..." about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 12, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "In response to your defense of Maria Cudequest’s latest adventure as a roving photographer/cheerleader in Croton, I can see why you chose such a pseudonym as “Devil’s Advocate.” Very funny—and quite fitting indeed. Wise words like, “a leopard never changes its spots,” could hardly be more appropriate with regard to..." about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 12, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "Waffels: Whether Maria is genuine or not is irrelevant to the majority of web surfers that stumble across her posts recently on North County News blog. The bottom line is that they read positive. I am in no way condoning her tactics over the last 10 years and think she..." about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 12, 2008, waffels said: "Devils advocate makes good points about the need to support what buisinesses we have in the community but is missing the Maria factor with regards to her “support”. Go back to the days of Elliot, Grant, Weigman, Watkins and a Democratic controlled board and she was the doom queen with..." about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 12, 2008, Seth Davis said: "In the spirit of unity and concern for this community I would like to endorse Devil’s Advocate’s proposal " about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 12, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "I have to draw attention to the positive spin Maria Cudequest is putting on local businesses on the North County News blog. I certainly do not agree with Maria’s positions and approach a good deal of the time, however in this instance I have to admit that she is doing..." about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 11, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "Dear Neighbors, The Journal News ran a story this morning about the upcoming Workshop on business development in Harmon. See this lohud.com link. Spread the word! All are welcome, residents and business owners alike! See you for a 90 minute brainstorming Workshop at 3:00–4:30pm at Croton Free Library’s Ottinger Room..." about the "Workshop for Residents to Help Frame Croton's Future on June 14" post.

On June 10, 2008, Tom Moore said: "I just got a haircut in the new barbershop next to Cap’s 1. Nice haircut and a very friendly guy giving out haircuts. I save gas money from driving down to O town to get a haircut. " about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 10, 2008, greengurl said: "i have to agree with mr. red and dors as i do believe that how you are being will affect the outcome of your experience. i have never had a bad experience in the liquor shop next to zeytinia nor the blue pig. attitude is everything. blogs are venues for..." about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 10, 2008, greengurl said: "hi and thank you for responding to my post bklyntocroton however; i did not list the restaurants below as my “faves” here in croton. if you re-read my post you will see that i listed them to point out that although the town is on a down turn, let’s not..." about the "How To Create a Vibrant Commercial Sector in Croton" post.

On June 10, 2008, greengurl said: "i’d like to add a gift shop that may go unnoticed to the mix. LIFESTYLES by LISA’s is a little shop on 9A, near brook street, a few doors down from Ocean House. It has come in handy for me for last minute gift items, for myself and others. clearly..." about the "Heartbroken Over Closing of Wondrous Things" post.

On June 9, 2008, crotonmomof3 said: "I’m hoping that someone who is friendly with the owner of the Blue Pig will give her a heads-up: please see the comments about your store!! We all love the Pig, and we would hate to see the business leave Croton. Please hear what your customers are saying, which is..." about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 9, 2008, Seth Davis said: "Only when absolutely necessary, waffels. ;-) " about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 9, 2008, waffels said: "Seth…….you’re back!…..nice to hear from you….. " about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 9, 2008, Tom Moore said: "I have lived in Croton going on 15 years. I have watched many stores change. At one time only one pizza shop delivered food. Now everyone delivers everything. The blue pig takes ads out in every school journal yearbook etc etc. Dom’s gas station is a very Croton friendly to..." about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 8, 2008, Tom Moore said: "I have read some people knocking the many small businesses in Croton. All I know is that they all give to all the many non profits groups in the village. The all take ads in the many school journals. They all help with the many churches & houses of worship..." about the "Discount Cards from CHHS FBLA Chapter Offer Deals at Local Businesses" post.

On June 7, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "Someone at village hall needs to call the nearest funny farm for a pick-up—and fast. Seriously, in KWilly’s latest video, Mayor Schmidt declared that Crotonblog’s editors are “just as egregious as dictators around the world who have destroyed countries and nations.” " about the "Seth Davis Strikes Back at Croton's Mayor Schmidt" post.

On June 7, 2008, Googler said: "In another routine Internet search for the keyword phrase, “Croton Mayor Greg Schmidt,” I discovered a new video clip (a funny Star Wars parody in fact)—posted just two days. Video clip: Video description: “June 2, 2008 was not an ordinary day, it was a day when the Croton on Hudson..." about the "Seth Davis Strikes Back at Croton's Mayor Schmidt" post.

On June 6, 2008, dors said: "Yea, I gotta jump in too. Sparky…go ahead and open a bakery, please. I’ll definitely come in and buy a cruller. As far as Mrs. Kim and her liquor store no one can complain about her stock. She has a good selection at competitive prices. Her demeanor however, does leave..." about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 6, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "Thank you Ken “Rivrlivr” Sargeant for another great short film! Folks should definitely check out Ken’s other videos on Riverton neighborhood, jazz and more at Ken’s Youtube page. I do have a slight correction for the article above. When Ken caught me with his camera, I may have mispoken! If..." about the "Croton Earth Day 2008 by Ken Sargeant" post.

On June 6, 2008, Mr. Red said: "Everytime I encounter some grumpiness at our local establishments, I always try to crack a joke or I ask the server to give me a smile. It always works. Try it sometime, maybe you’ll get a different reaction. " about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 6, 2008, Seth Davis said: "I’ve got to jump in here. Jim Anfiteatro and his father Dom have provided loyal, excellent service to my family for over 50 years. Any number of times they or their employees have gone the extra mile (literally, in some cases) to help us or provide extra service. They have..." about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 5, 2008, sparky said: "That liquor store near Zeytinia was the first store in Croton I stopped shopping in when I realized how incredibly nasty the woman who worked there could be. Rude, nasty and obviously with no knowledge of customer service. The woman who owns the Blue Pig always seems to have a..." about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 3, 2008, Mrs. Smith said: "Re your PS. Croton’s self appointed ambassador to anything-Schmidt related, Maria Cudequest, had already rushed over to advise him of the sound quality problem before launching into her diatribe against Crotonblog, and her self-promoting, congratulatory praise of NCN blog. " about the "Croton's Delightfully Cool and Unchanging Weather" post.

On June 3, 2008, The Editors said: "Although Mayor Schmidt, Trustees Brennan and Konig may rant and rave about Crotonblog at public meetings in an unseemly manner, our needling is nevertheless effective in getting things done. We just checked the weather data linked on the Village’s website, and the information shown there is now correct after 18..." about the "Croton's Delightfully Cool and Unchanging Weather" post.

On June 3, 2008, oldtimer said: "As much as I respect Georgiana Grant and appreciate her long service to Croton, she’s way off base on this one. The weather station is a useful tool not only for showing the current weather but also for keeping meteorological statistics that could be used by the Village in the..." about the "Croton's Delightfully Cool and Unchanging Weather" post.

On June 3, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "Mortgage Tax Revenue also Likely to Decline Croton, like all municipalities, gets a share of the mortgage transfer tax when a property is sold. This revenue puttered along modestly until the recent real estate boom. However, once the final numbers are in for 2007-2008, the mortgage tax revenue will likely..." about the "Steep Slope [Part 4]: Village Taxes 2008-2009" post.

On June 2, 2008, Skatepark Ghost said: "I agree with you, Mamabear. CB’s editors slimed out badly on this exchange. They resort to nasty attacks and threats when called out for their bully-boy tactics. They dish it but can’t take it. " about the "The Phony Blogging Activities of The North County News" post.

On June 2, 2008, weewill said: "Be fair, Editors. The Mayor can’t be responsible for everything required to run a village. The board is the executive branch and should not be involved in operations, other than to keep the feet of the administration to the fire. The Board sets policy only and the administration carries it..." about the "Croton's Delightfully Cool and Unchanging Weather" post.

On June 2, 2008, mamabear4 said: "To The Editors, regarding your May 31st comment about Mr. Faranda… He’s being accused by you of certain copyright violations and yet here you have outright blatantly published his personal address without (obviously) his permission, completely ignoring his privacy rights. As an outsider looking in on all this, it seems..." about the "The Phony Blogging Activities of The North County News" post.

On June 2, 2008, formerpatron said: "let’s not forget the “lovely” attitude towards kids - HER BIGGEST SUPPORTERS - that the “friendly” owner of the blue pig continues to exhibit. the horror stories of her continue anew this ice cream season. i know of many families who have stopped patronizing her business because she is just..." about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 1, 2008, crotonres said: "I agree with you on Enterprise. And sadly it looks as if Forno is now gone. " about the "My Take on Shopping in Croton" post.

On June 1, 2008, weewill said: "NancyfromCroton has it right! We’ll always miss Wondrous Things but Trinkets is right across the street and indeed has unique and interesting gifts. Valerie is always cheerful and so much fun to gab with that I make sure I have enough time to catch up on Croton, family, friends and..." about the "Heartbroken Over Closing of Wondrous Things" post.

On June 1, 2008, NancyfromCroton said: "While the loss of Wondrous Things is a blow to Croton, there are still “wondrous things” to be had in the village. How many of you have checked out TRINKETS lately? Val doesn’t just have jewelry at all price points, but she sells some amazing gifts as well. I recently..." about the "Heartbroken Over Closing of Wondrous Things" post.

On May 31, 2008, Tom Faranda said: "Georgianna, i am glad to hear that The Editors have at least one friend. Obviously they don’t share your good humor. And thanks to the persons who sent me The Editor’s last posting. Today i received an email from moveon.org (I’m on lots of lists) saying “No Profits from Lies”..." about the "The Phony Blogging Activities of The North County News" post.

On May 31, 2008, weewill said: "“Some of your acquaintances (I doubt if you have any friends”) is a poor and unfair assumption made by Tom Faranda referring to Ross. I count myself fortunate to be a friend of Ross’ along with a whole lot of others in Croton. I know Tom and while certainly disagreeing..." about the "The Phony Blogging Activities of The North County News" post.

On May 31, 2008, The Editors said: "The world is full of people who can dish it out but can’t take it. Tom Faranda is one of them. He has been regularly ridiculing Crotonblog for some infraction or other. He calls it “slagging,” a British and Australian slang expression for putting someone down. Whatever the provocations are..." about the "The Phony Blogging Activities of The North County News" post.

On May 30, 2008, Mrs. Smith said: "Perhaps if Schmidt would answer emails and read blogs he would be honest enough to correct misinformation posted on the net by Chuck Trendell that he is responsible for the creation of SummerFest. The truth is that Summerfest was the brainchild of Grace Price, former owner of Wondrous Things, and..." about the "The Genesis of the Crotonblog-NCN Feud" post.

On May 30, 2008, Eduardo Ferrari said: "I agree with the comment that the mayor and city hall does not read e-mails. I have sent a lot of mails to them and I never ever got any reply or phone call. It is a shame, because it could be a quick way to get in touch with..." about the "The Genesis of the Crotonblog-NCN Feud" post.

On May 29, 2008, Tom Faranda said: "Ahhh, Ross, you are too clever by half. i don’t have time to address all your blatant lies and falsehoods (but I will), just your sly little comment at the end of your posting about my not paying taxes. i have a very fine reputation in Croton - in fact..." about the "The Phony Blogging Activities of The North County News" post.

On May 29, 2008, waffels said: "Tom…….the NCN started it’s blog after the Crotonblog was kicking in to high gear. There was obvious liberal leaning dissenters outnumbered on this site and they all seemed to jump to the the NCN blog where they could all swim in the same pool of lies. This blog IS about..." about the "The Genesis of the Crotonblog-NCN Feud" post.

On May 29, 2008, Tom said: "Isnt this a blog about Croton? It seems that this blog has turned into an obsession by the owner whom now seems to attack NCN at any chance. I dont think anyone cares whether or not they have anonymous posters, etc. Its a rather informative blog that actually DISCUSSES Croton..." about the "The Genesis of the Crotonblog-NCN Feud" post.

On May 28, 2008, Tom Faranda said: "it’s always entertaining to drop in on the crotonblog once or twice a month. Seeing the latest obsession of the owner- publisher, now going on and on and on and on about the NCN forum. Whilst describing himself with the royal “we.” That’s a nice touch. Cutting edge stuff. " about the "The Phony Blogging Activities of The North County News" post.

On May 27, 2008, bojangles said: "Stop shaking your head over the recent North County News Blog posts and take a look at the newest vaudeville exchange between “maria” and “jennifer”. This bunch is so phony as not to be believed. That is if one thinks one person posing as three can be called a “bunch”..." about the "My Two Cents on the Proposed Dog Run" post.

On May 26, 2008, bojangles said: "Anyone wanting a good belly laugh should read the posts on the North County News Blog. Robert Scott is a proven researcher who is able to sift through nonsense and get right to the meat of an issue. Maria, Carolyn G, and Jennifer, with their repeated and tired “intra-clique-conversations”, tackle..." about the "My Two Cents on the Proposed Dog Run" post.

On May 26, 2008, Tom Moore said: "Here is a suggestion for a temp dog run or park. We always talk about share services and doing things differently. The village board voted to put the skate park in Vassalo park until the neighbors went back to the village board and they changed their minds. The skate park..." about the "My Two Cents on the Proposed Dog Run" post.

On May 25, 2008, Eduardo Ferrari said: "We found him at the neighbor, for all the others which have lost cats, don’t give up looking around the neighbor backyards, under the houses, etc!! " about the "On the Lookout for Lost Cat" post.

On May 24, 2008, Tom said: "After talking with the owners of Wonderous Things today, it is because of the high vacancy rate of the town…now at 14 properties, as well as the market in Croton and the economy at the present time. Croton is in for a hard time, and I hope our awful mayor..." about the "Heartbroken Over Closing of Wondrous Things" post.

On May 24, 2008, a friend said: "I understand that Robert Scott is still writing articles for The Gazette, only, for some reason, the newspaper can’t find space to publish them. This brings up the whole subject of Croton’s sad excuse for a community newspaper. Instead of news and readable articles, Gary Cahill prefers to overload his..." about the "My Two Cents on the Proposed Dog Run" post.

On May 24, 2008, oldtimer said: "Diogenes, put out your lamp; we’ve found an honest man. Robert Scott acknowledged that he might have been overly judgmental of the tone of the dog-run controversy. It’s rare for anyone on the Internet to admit to having made a mistake. But he wasn’t wrong in spotting the parallels between..." about the "My Two Cents on the Proposed Dog Run" post.

On May 24, 2008, bojangles said: "Wayne Stephenson and Tom are correct. What’s the point of this on-going battle between two blogs? There are hundreds of thousands of blogs available - you can even start one of your own. I’d suggest the NCN bloggers - what few of them there are, go to www.blogspot.com and start..." about the "The Phony Blogging Activities of The North County News" post.

On May 24, 2008, Wayne Stevenson said: "I’m at a loss as to why anyone cares about the NCN. The editor(s) of Crotonblog seem intensely defensive about their superiority as a blog. But what does it matter? If it’s good, people will read and participate. If it’s not, people will go elsewhere. What’s going on at the..." about the "The Phony Blogging Activities of The North County News" post.

On May 24, 2008, Tom said: "…what is the point of this? " about the "The Phony Blogging Activities of The North County News" post.

On May 23, 2008, Benedict said: "I actually conducted informal interviews of the dogs themselves. Most of them are in fact in favor of creating a dog run. Cats on the other hand were opposed. " about the "My Two Cents on the Proposed Dog Run" post.

On May 23, 2008, Robert Scott said: "I may have chosen words poorly in characterizing the dog run issue as “bitterly contested,” but much of the comment in the blogs resembles the arguments that preceded the ill-fated skate park, which was vigorously contested. To paraphrase Will Rogers, “All I know is what I read in the papers..." about the "My Two Cents on the Proposed Dog Run" post.

On May 23, 2008, Ronnie said: "I still don’t understand why the former skate park won’t work. Does anyone know? Right now it’s an eyesore at one of the main entry points to the village. It might be small, but there’s parking, fences, and wood chips. That’s 90 percent of what you need … there aren’t..." about the "My Two Cents on the Proposed Dog Run" post.

On May 22, 2008, waffels said: "It’s interesting how people have all these great ideas and suggest that other people do them. No disrespect Tom but there are so many variables to Ocean House moving to Wondrous Things, first and foremost is money. I hear so many people throwing out ideas but it takes someone with..." about the "Heartbroken Over Closing of Wondrous Things" post.

On May 22, 2008, Tom said: "Ideally, and if anyone knows the owners of Ocean House, they should take the opportunity of moving into main village in the spot of the original Wondrous Things, close the stairway up, or keep one side an oyster bar/pub and the other side the seating portion of the restaurant. I..." about the "Heartbroken Over Closing of Wondrous Things" post.

On May 22, 2008, weewill said: "I have thought it better to remain in the background with support of the group of residents lobbying for the right to allow unleashed dogs at Black Rock Park within a defined area, as well as leashed dogs in the village parks. Being a recognized and visible Democrat, I in..." about the "My Two Cents on the Proposed Dog Run" post.

On May 22, 2008, dors said: "Love the idea of the waste station. Responsible people will use it but of course, there will always be the slackers taking the free ride. IMHO Black Rock is the perfect location for a dog park. Land, water, parking, geese to chase, and totally underutilized. I queried our mayor and..." about the "My Two Cents on the Proposed Dog Run" post.

On May 21, 2008, Ty said: "My name is Ty West, and I’m a member of the dog committee that’s working to establish a shared use of Black Rock park for a year-long trial period. The posters raise several points that I’d like to address. I do not think this an issue that is bitterly dividing..." about the "My Two Cents on the Proposed Dog Run" post.

On May 21, 2008, waffels said: "I think Benedict made the main point here. The village needs to emphasize the seriousness of the pooper-scooper law. People should be fined heavily for not picking up after their dogs in a public place. i would be curious to know the last ticket written to someone for not picking..." about the "My Two Cents on the Proposed Dog Run" post.

On May 21, 2008, Benedict said: "I definitely think dogs should be allowed in our parks on a leash so long as owners are responsible enough to pick up after their dogs. Unfortunately I have first hand experience of owners walking their dogs in front of my house and not scooping the poop. Since this is..." about the "My Two Cents on the Proposed Dog Run" post.

On May 19, 2008, weewill said: "Who is responsible for what? Read a post from June 8th, 2005 and then decide for yourself. Incivility has been in our midst long before Crotonblog began. Much has changed since that date 3 years ago but some never will. June 8, 2005 I Luv Crtn - June 2005 We..." about the "On Civility and Censorship: An Essay and a Challenge" post.

On May 18, 2008, The Editors said: "Crotonblog has confirmed that the comments made regarding the identity of one “notorc” by “Whistleblower” and “Whistleblower No. 2” are indeed factual and are on record with the Croton police department. " about the "On Civility and Censorship: An Essay and a Challenge" post.

On May 18, 2008, Lisa from Groovy on Grand said: "I recently had the pleasure of speaking to Mrs. Herbert & Mrs. Brennan’s combined sixth grade classes at the Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School. I was invited as “Franki’s Mom,” and co-owner of Groovy on Grand to talk to the students about opening a business. After our long discussion about..." about the "Heartbroken Over Closing of Wondrous Things" post.

On May 18, 2008, Call Me No. 4 said: "I’m surprised that nobody has mentioned the not-so-thinly veiled anti-Semitic remark made in “notorc’s” earlier posting of April 25 to the effect that Kevin Davis “had too many matzoh balls in the air.” If the NCN blog is supposed to be moderated by “Editor & Publisher” Bruce Apar, a Jew..." about the "On Civility and Censorship: An Essay and a Challenge" post.

On May 18, 2008, dors said: "brooklyntocroton, Too bad too sad you won’t go back to Ocean House - maybe now I can get a table. My restaurant picks: Give 44 Tapas a couple more tries. Try a mix of items off the menu. They’ve changed chefs so it’s def worthy of a couple more tastes..." about the "How To Create a Vibrant Commercial Sector in Croton" post.

On May 18, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "Also in the Gazette this week, and in response to the closing of Wondrous Things, Mayor Greg Schmidt said, “I always thought they were doing well.” What? Is Mayor Schmidt, a local chiropractor and member of Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber’s board of directors, that out of touch with the pulse..." about the "How To Create a Vibrant Commercial Sector in Croton" post.

On May 18, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "From this week’s Gazette comes a letter from one James Moore who expresses some “confusion” regarding the bond vote. To the editor, An almost $35 million school bond was passed under questionable circumstances and later a 42.1 million bond was added. Now you are asking the voters to approve another..." about the "Vote Yes for Free Money" post.

On May 18, 2008, Whistleblower No. 3 said: "I’m no lawyer either, but could all these people passing their dirty little cabalistic notes back and forth on the NCN blog with such gleeful abandon be part of a legally defined conspiracy? " about the "On Civility and Censorship: An Essay and a Challenge" post.

On May 17, 2008, dors said: "Thank you Donald and Scott for your years with us in Croton. Great store and I’m very sad to see you go. Note to all blog readers - SHOP IN CROTON! Exchange cash and pleasantries in every single store every single day. Feel shame every time you drive out of..." about the "Heartbroken Over Closing of Wondrous Things" post.

On May 17, 2008, Whistleblower No. 2 said: "So Chris Walsh is the big brave “notorc” who has been picking on the kid. Serves him right for trusting gossipy blabbermouth Cudequest. I’m glad to see this guy get his comeuppance. He commutes to the city and works on Wall Street, as I do. I know him by sight..." about the "On Civility and Censorship: An Essay and a Challenge" post.

On May 17, 2008, Whistleblower said: "The revelation that Crotonblog has both a national and international readership came as a big surprise. Those who think that only a few local people read Crotonblog must feel sheepish after reading the statistics. I am one of the silent majority that reads a lot of blogs but almost never..." about the "On Civility and Censorship: An Essay and a Challenge" post.

On May 16, 2008, Concerned said: "First and foremost, thank you Donald & Scott for providing us all with so much joy over the years. As such longstanding merchants in COH and one of the few stores in Croton that actually gave residents in neighboring communities a reason to shop in Croton, your collective knowledge and..." about the "The Closing of My Life's Dream" post.

On May 15, 2008, Andrea of Groovy on Grand said: "We too will truly miss Wondrous Things and was saddened and shocked when we received the postcard yesterday. I’ve shopped there regularly for the last 14 years and, since opening Groovy on Grand, have been their diagonal neighbor for the past two years. Donald welcomed us warmly as a neighboring..." about the "Heartbroken Over Closing of Wondrous Things" post.

On May 15, 2008, BCCroton said: "There are no tax incentives for a business renting a space. The building owners get the incentive. That is a great space and any ambitious ready to create entrepreneur would be smart to take it. Small business is very a very tough life and not for everyone. Bravo to Donald..." about the "Heartbroken Over Closing of Wondrous Things" post.

On May 15, 2008, Tom said: "..Just another vacant property in Croton :(….this village is/has really gone down hill in terms of ingenuity of the stores. It is either a barber shop, deli, pizza place or nail salon. Something needs to be done soon, or at least offer tax incentives to local businesses attempting to start..." about the "Heartbroken Over Closing of Wondrous Things" post.

On May 15, 2008, Mr. Money Saver said: "According to the postcard sent to me from Wondrous Things that announces their store closing, they note that a clearance sale will begin today, May 15th. The sale will include items like handbags, accessories, Vera Bradley, clothing, jewelry, stationary, toys and more—at 20% to 70% off. Wondrous Things also notes..." about the "Heartbroken Over Closing of Wondrous Things" post.

On May 14, 2008, oldtimer said: "On rereading what I wrote, I see I made reference to an obscure vaudeville performer that young whippersnappers will not be familiar with. For those who don’t recognize the name, British-born Owen McGiveney was a quick-change artist famous in vaudeville for an act in which he played male and female..." about the "On Civility and Censorship: An Essay and a Challenge" post.

On May 14, 2008, oldtimer said: "For some strange reason, readers seem fixated on whether Crotonblog is the product of one or several editors. I don’t give a flying fig about how many persons edit this lively blog. For all I know, a reincarnated Owen McGiveney or a half-dozen Martians from Outer Space could be producing..." about the "On Civility and Censorship: An Essay and a Challenge" post.

On May 13, 2008, Wayne Stevenson said: "I don’t read the NCN, although I find it ironic that the only reason I know it exists is that Crotonblog is constantly flogging it. And I have to say I don’t really give a crap what people are saying over there. But I do care about what is said..." about the "On Civility and Censorship: An Essay and a Challenge" post.

On May 12, 2008, Benedict said: "One of the finest political minds of our day; Babs Streisand herself once said “Being a jerk means never having to say your sorry” (well something like that) You don’t need to defend yourself or pretend to be more than one person. Hold your head up behind your computer monitor..." about the "On Civility and Censorship: An Essay and a Challenge" post.

On May 12, 2008, sdavidson said: "I like Crotonblog, so please consider this constructive criticism. I don’t feel like coming up with a succinct and all encompassing definition of civility - most people simply know it when they see it. Making cracks about a political opponents weight, etc. is not civil. It is ok to be..." about the "On Civility and Censorship: An Essay and a Challenge" post.

On May 11, 2008, greengurl said: "totally agree with you there. caruso’s also has a great breakfast and seems to be putting together a spot for outdoor dining (and will soon be serving dinner he said). i am sure there are some who agree, but i have been wishing for real “plein air” dining here in..." about the "Happy Birthday to You! Now Eat." post.

On May 8, 2008, supersilver322 said: "As someone who has recently turned 18, I know exactly who I’m not voting for. The mayor will now learn that it wasn’t a good idea to assume he could disrespect a younger member of the Croton community without any consequences. As an 18 year old, I can almost promise..." about the "Seth Davis Strikes Back at Croton's Mayor Schmidt" post.

On May 7, 2008, waffels said: "Teadrinkers point is very important to look at…we “hope”(!) that the villages water isn’t affected. The decision was a rush job and not enough thought put to it and once it’s done it’s done no changing the outcome. Obviously the current pipe conditions don’t affect our water as is based..." about the "Croton-on-Hudson Wins Westchester Water Tasting Contest" post.

On May 7, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "I agree this is more great news. Croton Water was also #1 in the 2006 Taste Test and a runner up in 2007. Here are some related notes:This is National Drinking Water Week May 4 - 10, 2008“Marc” suggests the village “trademark Croton Water in order to make sure that..." about the "Croton-on-Hudson Wins Westchester Water Tasting Contest" post.

On May 6, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "Great news! And such perfect timing after Cornelia Cotton was talking about Croton’s world-famous drinking water at last night’s village board meeting. Perhaps she’s right, Croton should install a fountain to pay tribute. I only hope that Mayor Schmidt’s plan to inject Croton’s water supply with the chemical additive zinc..." about the "Croton-on-Hudson Wins Westchester Water Tasting Contest" post.

On May 6, 2008, KWilly said: "One point that comes to my mind when I hear opinions from elected officials or former elected officials on the many layers of government that we have in New York State is that they all want someone else’s layer of government eliminated. Ms. Grant advocates for the elimination of County..." about the "Redundant and Excessive Expenses" post.

On May 5, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "Nice try, Seth. As it turns out, Mayor Schmidt didn’t allow your letter to be read into the minutes during the Board of Trustees meeting held on May 5, 2008, as you had requested. " about the "Seth Davis Strikes Back at Croton's Mayor Schmidt" post.

On May 5, 2008, TessD said: "Metro North only needs to add a few more trains to their Cortlandt schedule to make it a more viable choice for commuters who now normally park in the swamp that is Croton. I am disgusted by the situation and the cost of parking in Croton but of course, driving..." about the "Meet Tony Conetta: Robert Moses He Ain't" post.

On April 29, 2008, waffels said: "Leo……this is exactly what needs to be sent to the gazette and the Journal news as a guest editorial. ALL tax paying residents of this community need to see this information……thanks " about the "Steep Slope [Part 3]: Village Taxes 2008-2009" post.

On April 29, 2008, weewill said: "Leo was one of the very best Trustees ever to serve in the village of Croton. Come back to us Leo! We need his analytical analysis of this $16 million budget. Breaking it down the way he has in the above post allows us to not only to see where..." about the "Steep Slope [Part 3]: Village Taxes 2008-2009" post.

On April 28, 2008, oldtimer said: "So St. Gregory is about to go out and slay the fire-breathing Crotonblog dragon that is about to lay waste to Croton. “We’re being assaulted here,” according to Mayor Schmidt. “Crotonblog is in the process of destroying this community, and it is not something that I’m going to tolerate any..." about the "Where We Stand: Crotonblog Responds to Mayor Schmidt's Irrational Outburst" post.

On April 28, 2008, Seth Davis said: "I will breach my vow of silence here to respond to my “friend”: How do you know what I have or have not done? Stay tuned. Seth " about the "Seth Davis Strikes Back at Croton's Mayor Schmidt" post.

On April 28, 2008, No Name Please said: "My friend Seth Davis is such a limp banana when it comes to nasty, vengeful types like The Mad Mayor. Maybe that’s because his specialty is environmental law. His son has bigger cojones than he has. Why is he wasting his time writing to the Committee on Open Government in..." about the "Seth Davis Strikes Back at Croton's Mayor Schmidt" post.

On April 27, 2008, Harley Davidson said: "If I was running Crotonblog, I’d be waking up a judge at first light tomorrow morning and asking him to issue an order of protection from the Mayor. Maybe he should also go to Police HQ and apply for a permit to carry a pistol in Westchester. This guy Schmidt..." about the "Where We Stand: Crotonblog Responds to Mayor Schmidt's Irrational Outburst" post.

On April 27, 2008, The Editors said: "The following is an update on Metro-North’s cleanup efforts at Croton-Harmon Yard as per email from the Village of Croton-on-Hudson. “We have now recovered 13,198 gallons of diesel in liquid form, and approximating we have recovered another 1,000 gallons in the 650 tons of soil we have removed. Several of..." about the "Cleanup Underway at Major Diesel Fuel Spill at Metro North" post.

On April 26, 2008, waffels said: "“I may not agree with what you say or do but I will defend with my life your right to say it”….I know the statement well but not the author..someone?…..my father spent 4 years ducking bullets to defend this statement…..mayor schmidt, you need to spin your chair around take a..." about the "Seth Davis Strikes Back at Croton's Mayor Schmidt" post.

On April 26, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "New Word for Today! “Nurdle” [Hint: it’s plastic!] Rob Kaplan’s piece on NYC banning plastic bags is terrific and timely. We think of plastic chiefly as an land-based problem of one-use bags that end up in landfills. While that is bad enough as a waste of resources, a staggering amount..." about the "Plastic Bags...They're Everywhere!" post.

On April 26, 2008, dors said: "Wow! Who would have thought the Crotonblog had such powers to bring down a whole community? I’m not sure why our mayor is so fearful of free speech and the sharing of ideas. He’s “not going to stand for it”; Interesting. I had to chuckle when he kept saying Ross’..." about the "Seth Davis Strikes Back at Croton's Mayor Schmidt" post.

On April 26, 2008, Googler said: "On a recent Internet search, using the query “Mayor Greg Schmidt,” (http://www.google.com/search?q=mayor+greg+schmidt), I found a result for the video clip in question, titled, “Croton Mayor Greg Schmidt (R) Loses Temper,” posted on AOL Video. Watch: Link. " about the "Seth Davis Strikes Back at Croton's Mayor Schmidt" post.

On April 25, 2008, waffels said: "I say bloggers rise up and practice our right to free speech. Let’s storm the next meeting and reference the blog time and again and let mein mayor try and shut us down…..pick a subject, reference the blog as the source….see what happens…..cyber organization….what do you say?…… " about the "Seth Davis Strikes Back at Croton's Mayor Schmidt" post.

On April 25, 2008, weewill said: "The comment below may well be unpleasant to read but it needs to be said. The Mayor’s recent outburst and verbal attack directed at this young speaker and Crotonblog was certainly rude and unprofessional and it may have been “in violation”. I was extremely disappointed and offended by the Mayor’s..." about the "Seth Davis Strikes Back at Croton's Mayor Schmidt" post.

On April 25, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "Schmidtie, you’re doing a heckuva job! " about the "Seth Davis Strikes Back at Croton's Mayor Schmidt" post.

On April 23, 2008, weewill said: "What a terrific idea. This is a most welcoming and creative way to say “we’re here and look forward to serving you … thanks for becoming a customer.” I understand Zetinia’s Market also offers a discount on someone’s birthday. Neat marketing activities. Thanks to both. " about the "Happy Birthday to You! Now Eat." post.

On April 22, 2008, Bill Burton said: "Please bring your four-footed friend to the Ossining Dog Park for an extended period during high-traffic times (mornings on weekends, for example) to see how a user-managed place runs. (Unlike certain other dog parks, Ossining’s does not discriminate against non-residents.) My experience is that, while it is not without its..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (13)" post.

On April 20, 2008, weewill said: "“…… a warm welcome back to the Blog to our Republican activists. It’s great we’re talking to each other, rather than on separate blogs. And who knows, perhaps together we can improve the climate of civility here.” This quote from Rick Olver says it all and perhaps this is one..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 19, 2008, Rick Olver said: "I wanted to comment earlier on the latest attacks by “bob10520” and “twinkies”, but I had four evenings of Croton Board and committee meetings this week. Here are the facts: I could not be involved in village affairs while I worked for the UN. This means Boards and Committees, not..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 17, 2008, weewill said: "Ms. Cudequest is a most tenacious and self-proclaimed “community activist”. She somehow has managed to convince a very few people that she really does know what she’s talking about. Her small cadre of disciples respond to her pontificating with rapt attention. To the best of my knowledge, she has never..." about the "Questions, Questions, Questions" post.

On April 15, 2008, Drama Desk said: "In a fit of pique last Sunday at the way the NCN crowd is sharpening their knives and are out to get poor Richard Olver before he even gets traction in his new job as trustee, I invoked the family’s ancient Irish curse on the NCN forums. Talk about fast..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 14, 2008, Twinkies said: "Thank you Tom and Bob10520. I personally find the NCNews Forums/Blog to be far superior. It has covered the recent deaths of notable residents, contained information on the budget, the Millennium Pipeline, and yes, printed the response from the United Nations which cannot be disputed. It is fully moderated and..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 14, 2008, Tom Moore said: "I was watching my son and his teammates play this weekend April 2008 in a tournament hosted by Croton for the 25th year. I wish when my son was a second grader we had youth lacrosse in Croton. It is a fast pace game and the kids love it. Great..." about the "Check the Croton Youth Lacrosse Fundraiser on June 8" post.

On April 13, 2008, Tom Faranda said: "Good heavens! This thing is still running? Or on the other hand, thank God! because look at all I’ve learned from the posters since my last visit last Sunday. Things like “Crotonblog is the best thing that ever happened in Croton.” And that this blog is a great protector of..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 13, 2008, bob10520 said: "The founding fathers of this great nation set forth with their words, writings and actions a system of government, which is by the people and for the people. This specification was designed to prevent an elite ruling class. As such there are very few limitations placed upon the holding of..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 12, 2008, Tom Moore said: "I saw the play tonight (saturday) and the kids all did a great job. It was fun watching all the croton high school kids. Go see it today (sunday). " about the "CHHS Players Present West Side Story" post.

On April 12, 2008, waffels said: "Jean and Barbara represent one of the reasons we all love to live in this village. There are so many wonderful things going on one just needs to find them…… " about the "The Artists and the Driftwood Sculptures" post.

On April 12, 2008, oldtimer said: "Three items about recent posts on this thread: (1) The two sculptured male lions that guard the front steps of the New York Public Library’s main building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street were name Patience and Fortitude by Mayor LaGuardia. As you face the Library, at the bottom of..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 11, 2008, Drama Desk said: "I guess it’s now my turn again at bat. I see my original comment has spawned brickbats and bouquets, and I am grateful for the latter. It was a spirited exchange that hurt no one and may have set a record for comments generated by a single article. Regrettably, the..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 11, 2008, The Editors said: "The Editors Respond to Rick Olver: Crotonblog can understand Richard Olver’s frustration and anger at being accused of lying. We can only say, “Welcome to Croton politics. It will only get worse.” The troublemakers are a small group of malcontents who specialize in making issues out of non-issues. Mr. Olver..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 11, 2008, The Editors said: "Follows is a letter from Richard K. Bernard, Vice President and General Counsel, Metro North Railroad, to the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, in connection with the diesel fuel spill that occurred at the Harmon Yard on March 29, 2008. View full-size version. " about the "Cleanup Underway at Major Diesel Fuel Spill at Metro North" post.

On April 11, 2008, Rick Olver said: "As someone who has spent years in the public eye, I do wince when I see others skewered unfairly - it has happened to me (and will likely happen again). But I am able to laugh at myself, and assume other public figures can too. Up to a point. That..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 9, 2008, bob10520 said: "Apparently Drama Desk has misunderstood my comments from the beginning. The crux of my arguments was solely that it is in bad taste; and sportsmanship for that matter to continue to publicly ridicule former candidates. If at some point in the future these people choose to resume their public lives..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 8, 2008, red hill resident said: "Wow, this is an entertaining string. Thank you all. I especially want to compliment Drama Desk. Your comments were well thought out, well written, and I couldn’t agree more. Since no one has replied to your question as to why the GOP ran such weak candidates, may I offer a..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 8, 2008, Befuddled said: "i guess the thing that i find most disturbing about all of this is that Gary Cahill - erstwhile “publisher” of the Gazette - has been spewing vitriolic, childish, mean-spirited and downright offensive letters and nasty satirical cartoons by Mr. Pellicci in his so-called newspaper for many more years than..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 8, 2008, The Editors said: "The Editors Respond to Benedict: Thanks. " about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 8, 2008, The Editors said: "The Editors Respond to Wayne Stevenson: We don’t mean to sound cocky, but we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. We happen to like Crotonblog just the way it is, and many have told us they enjoy its combativeness during election campaigns and the prickliness of its comments..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 8, 2008, The Editors said: "The Editors Respond Again to Jeff Thornton: Crotonblog’s content IS Crotonblog. Let Mr. Thornton get this fact straight in his head. We never had any intention to play gatekeeper and decide who can post or comment on Crotonblog and who cannot. There is no way Crotonblog can scan postings to..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 8, 2008, Benedict said: "Crotonblog is like that one loud, obnoxious, opinionated friend we all have. You cringe at the immature and less than tactful things that he/she is prone to say but you still hang with them because they do have some nice redeeming qualities. Trying to change this friend will only further..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 7, 2008, Wayne Stevenson said: "I think what Jeff is getting at is the general tone of the discussion here. One can state his or her opinion quite clearly without the use of insults, innuendo, and general prickliness. Why must this wonderful forum be poisoned by the nastiness of its posters? Would these same people..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 7, 2008, Jeff T. said: "Teadrinker, I’ll just point to what I actually said, “there are also mean spirited comments and posts that are only tearing apart our community.” I did not say that Crotonblog was tearing apart the community. On the contrary, I said that Crotonblog was a “useful and valuable Croton institution.” I’ll..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 7, 2008, Drama Desk said: "I should love to award the dinner to Georgianna as has been suggested or even take her to dinner myself because I’m sure it would be a memorable evening of challenging ideas and inspiring give-and-take. My offer was to anyone who could show that Bob10520 had responded to my bleat..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 7, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "I take particular exception to Jeff Thornton’s charge that Crotonblog is “tearing apart the community.” That’s a line straight out of Mayor Greg Schmidt’s playbook. Imagine the mayor of a community refusing to read a blog where issues affecting his community are dissected and discussed. A wiser man would sneak..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 7, 2008, Googler said: "During a recent Internet search, I found a website that may be more akin to the Thornton’s taste: http://www.cuteoverload.com. " about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 7, 2008, The Editors said: "The Editors Respond to Jeff Thornton: Jeff Thornton knows that comments to an article should be reserved to the article being commented upon. His should have been a letter to the editor. While it is true that the Thorntons left Crotonblog in our first year, we do not feel that..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 7, 2008, waffels said: "Thankfully this blog is not tearing the community apart. What it does do is exposes those individuals that are tearing this village apart. It also gets very important information out that otherwise wouldn’t. It gives people the opportunity to vent their frustrations and share insight to the goings on without..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 7, 2008, Jeff T. said: "I just think it would be so much better if this useful and valuable Croton institution could be less acrimonious, and more level-headed and courteous. A lot of us disagree on different issues, but we could be more civil to each other. There are a lot of helpful and productive..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 6, 2008, Tom Faranda said: "Yes, Drama Desk definitely owes Georgianna dinner. But beyond that D.D. is clearly such a bright person - his posts are up to Crotonblog standards - that I think he should come out from behind his anonymity and run for mayor or trustee in the next election cycle. " about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 6, 2008, bob10520 said: "It appears some understand and others never will. So be it. One last thing; it seems the “Drama Desk” owes Georgianna dinner. " about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 6, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "I wish the Queen Mother of the Democratic Party would please spare us repeated reiterations of the party’s high-flown principles. In the waning days of the campaign just past, wasn’t it the Democrats that printed and circulated to every household in Croton all four pages of Joe Streany’s criminal record—specifically..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 6, 2008, Drama Desk said: "I wish Georgianna Grant would butt out of what essentially is a squabble between “Bob10520” and me, and spare readers her remarks. I never asked the Democratic Party to endorse my comments about the low quality of Republican candidates for leadership positions, nor is there any need for the Democrats..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 4, 2008, weewill said: "A few weeks before the start of the recent election campaign, I promised the Democrats campaign strategy would deal with facts and truth. At the same time, I made it perfectly clear that we would not stand silently by and let erroneous or manipulated statements go unchallenged if initiated by..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 3, 2008, Drama Desk said: "If anyone can see any connection between my comment and Bob10520’s response to it, I’ll buy them a good dinner for two at the restaurant of their choice. Nevertheless, I am grateful for the opportunity to illuminate what I said. Far from “beating a dead horse,” mine was a wakeup..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 2, 2008, bob10520 said: "Apparently Drama Desk and Waffels missed the point. Yes I know it was an April Fools joke. But it is in poor taste to continue to beat up on a competitor that was beaten. My point was why don’t we take this win and turn it into an opportunity to..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 2, 2008, Drama Desk said: "I have been an interested observer of the petty squabbles that have been played out on Crotonblog since its inception. The brouhaha generated by Bob10520’s knuckle-headed attack on the deft and delightful April Fool’s Day burlesque deserves comment, however. He completely missed the point of the piece, which was rapierlike..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 1, 2008, waffels said: "Wow Bob, April Fools?… May be time to find a blog that suits your fancy more. This one may be a little too much fun for you. " about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 1, 2008, weewill said: "Bob10520 … I can understand how you are turned off by nasty comments and posts. Most of us are. With respect, however, I suggest if you had been the target and recipient of the vile accusations flung over the years by a very few of these same Republicans, you might..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 1, 2008, bob10520 said: "My God that’s Lame!!!! It’s time to grow up Ross and friends!!! The Democrats won the election yet you insist on Urinating on the Republicans grave. You epitomize arrogance and conceit. Remember last year? You guys were awfully quiet after that election. Maybe its time we take the high road..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On April 1, 2008, Mrs. Smith said: "A couple of points about posting to NC blog - it is interesting that Carolyn G, who admitted she only moved into the village in February, has become such a prolific poster. In the space of two months she has managed to read all the documentation to make her an..." about the "When Is a Blog Not a Blog?" post.

On April 1, 2008, weewill said: "Shucks …. now the North County News Chat Room will shut down. Without the unpleasant and made up gossip provided by a very few Croton Republicans to that chat room, there won’t be any thing left to chat about. Just think …. should they ever begin to post on Crotonblog..." about the "Crotonblog Sold—New Owner to Be the Croton Republican Committee" post.

On March 31, 2008, weewill said: "Some numbers can’t be manipulated. The actual numbers, talen directly from North County News statistics show a much more graphic and visual demonstration of the comments/gossip soiling the North County News chat room. Our of the 449 comments/gossip posted, 424 of them were written by the same few town criers..." about the "When Is a Blog Not a Blog?" post.

On March 30, 2008, oldtimer said: "It is evident from this thoughtful and well-researched essay that Americans and Crotonites ought to be ashamed of themselves for failing to take elections seriously. What is more, as the voting population becomes more local, the percentage of those who turn out becomes smaller, when it should be the other..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (12)" post.

On March 30, 2008, weewill said: "It’s also interesting to note that all the bravado and not-too-subtle attacks on the Democratic winners has stopped. There had been a steady barrage of letters to the Editor of the Gazette and posts on the awful North County News Republican chat room. There were more than 300+ posts by..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (12)" post.

On March 30, 2008, waffels said: "Reading Joanne Minetts “concession” letter to the Croton Gazette kind of says it all as to who she is. I don’t remember if the word thank you was used once in the letter. “Thank to all those who supported me”, “thank you for the opportunity to run for office”. The..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (12)" post.

On March 24, 2008, dors said: "I’m not sure why some are uncomfortable with anonymity. Why is it so important to put a name to a comment - isn’t the comment enough? Blogs generate conversation; controversial, whimsical, factual, or otherwise. Is it the ‘enemies among us’ mentality or the ‘I had NO idea they felt that..." about the "Get Out and Vote Today" post.

On March 24, 2008, The Editors said: "We don’t know where Ian Murtaugh gets the impression that we are preaching to the choir or that some would-be readers are not reading the blog because articles or comments are not signed. As Rhett Butler told Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind,” we have to say, “Frankly, we..." about the "Get Out and Vote Today" post.

On March 20, 2008, crotonres said: "To waffels: While the day you saw the floding may not have seemed bad; on a day with heavy rains I have seen the water go over the main road and blocking it. I think looking into a parking structure makes sense but you will have those people who complain..." about the "What is the Train Station Parking Lot Really Worth to the Village?" post.

On March 20, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "If all of the expenses mentioned above totaled $400 a day (which seems like a very low estimate), then based on 2006 revenue, the parking lot actually LOST money. We should sell this thing to professionals (i.e., Meyers Parking in NYC) and be done with it. Governments should not be..." about the "What is the Train Station Parking Lot Really Worth to the Village?" post.

On March 20, 2008, waffels said: "Ohio, key word “politicized”…….I refer to my previous post….sorry " about the "A Bronx Tale" post.

On March 20, 2008, ohio-to-hudson said: "Here’s the thing. Josh Morenus is one of a treasured few who really knows how to work in a non-partisan way, and thoughtfully listens to all who participate in meetings, such as the bike-ped committee. Why crack all this open??? why for this post??? hunh??? If ‘we’ don’t put down..." about the "A Bronx Tale" post.

On March 20, 2008, weewill said: "Brx/Bklyn/COH - I applaud anyone who speaks out for a friend. I will do so now, with passion, for a long-time wonderful friend, Ann Gallelli. I’ve known Ann for over 40 years. She and I have both worked our tails off in many, many volunteer organizations and commissions over the..." about the "A Bronx Tale" post.

On March 20, 2008, dors said: "BRX/BRKLYN/COH, I agree that Ms. Minett is an enthusiastic speaker and tells it like it is albeit from her perspective. I’m more than satisfied with the election results but I’ll give Ms. Minett credit for running. It’s pretentious and arrogant to armchair quarterback like so many people like to do..." about the "A Bronx Tale" post.

On March 20, 2008, BRX/BRKLYN/COH said: "Well “waffels”, I really know this woman and I have to agree with Josh. We SHOULD be thankful for people that after a hard days work in our school system; raising three children; and being a wife, can find the time to dedicate to her neighbors as well. Joann Minett..." about the "A Bronx Tale" post.

On March 20, 2008, waffels said: "Sorry Josh, do you really know this woman?…….bicycle safety or not talk to the people that she regularly insulted and verbally abused who do and did so much more for this village than she ever will. She is not a nice person……..Beware!…… " about the "A Bronx Tale" post.

On March 20, 2008, waffels said: "I was walking my dogs out at Croton point the other day and from the upper roadway before going across the bridge you get a great view of the parking lot. I was very surprised to see just how little an area the “flood zone” is. How much loss of..." about the "What is the Train Station Parking Lot Really Worth to the Village?" post.

On March 20, 2008, weewill said: "Excellent proposal Kieran. I think we should urge the Mayor and each board member to make this one of their top priorities before we spend one more cent on the parking lot. I have never seen it broken down in such detail and agree with Mr. Murray. I must admit..." about the "What is the Train Station Parking Lot Really Worth to the Village?" post.

On March 20, 2008, Benedict said: "“We accept that Mr. Streany spent many hours training for and being on call as a volunteer firefighter.” That’s an odd statement. Is there a reason not to accept this? I know you don’t like republicans but I think being a volunteer is laudable and not just grudgingly acceptable. Nevertheless..." about the "Notes on the Recent Croton Election" post.

On March 20, 2008, waffels said: "Blogs are an open forum to to let ones s*@t fly…good bad or indifferent. If you don’t like it don’t read it there are thousands maybe millions of other blogs that may lean your way a little better. " about the "Notes on the Recent Croton Election" post.

On March 19, 2008, weewill said: "It matters little to me whether or not a citizen signs his or her name to a comment on a blog. The important thing is to post the truth. Present a fair and accurate point of view to foster open debate of issues, consideration of all points of view and..." about the "Notes on the Recent Croton Election" post.

On March 19, 2008, jaclif said: "Why didn’t you borrow a quote from Sen. Joe McCarthy since your style is more akin to his approach? Your invocation of Churchill and Truman to support your “KGB” style was enough to, literally, turn my stomach. How pathetic you are to make a mockery of volunteerism and community service..." about the "Notes on the Recent Croton Election" post.

On March 19, 2008, ian murtaugh said: "Waffles- What I tried to say was this: The crotonblog is a great source of information, but it is preaching to the choir mostly. If the good info and points of view are to be shared with those who have different opinions, then maybe using one’s name is not such..." about the "Get Out and Vote Today" post.

On March 19, 2008, waffels said: "to believe or not to believe, Ian, that is your question. It is up to a reader to believe anything they read. This forum gives people an opportunity to let things fly, read it or not, believe it or not; this is America, it’s your choice. There is plenty of..." about the "Get Out and Vote Today" post.

On March 18, 2008, ian murtaugh said: "Today I had a spirited discussion with a friend about the village elections. She said that she would not believe anything from this blog which was unsigned. There is a point to be taken, I must admit. Perhaps the crotonblog.com could have a masthead of some sort. The blog operators..." about the "Get Out and Vote Today" post.

On March 18, 2008, KWilly said: "Readers should make sure that at least 5 of their friends vote if they haven’t voted yet. Elections on the local level are VERY CLOSE. Leo Weigman only lost by 43 votes to Susan Konig last time. Kevin W. Davis " about the "Get Out and Vote Today" post.

On March 18, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "At last night’s Village Board meeting two things really bothered me: 1) Schmidt and Streany had an argument over the scope and mission of the Recreation Advisory Board’s role in making recommendations about dogs at Croton Landing. FORGET ABOUT BI-PARTISANSHIP these two can’t even get PARTISANSHIP right, before the election..." about the "Get Out and Vote Today" post.

On March 17, 2008, bob10520 said: "I’m sorry but I’m tired of hear “but it’s for the kids” as though mortgaging our future some how guarantees brilliant returns. If the amount of money spent by a school district; including the salary and benefits of the superintendent; really created a better learning environment then all of the..." about the "Croton School District Bond Measures Fail to Pass" post.

On March 16, 2008, Googler said: "Waffels: In a recent search, I found this document: Decision No. 14,527 - Appeal of JONATHAN KARPOFF, WILLIAM GRIFF and ELLEN S. DAVIS, from action of the Board of Education of the Croton-Harmon Union Free School District and Superintendent Marjorie Castro regarding a bond referendum. Indeed, Mr. Karpoff is one..." about the "Croton School District Bond Measures Fail to Pass" post.

On March 15, 2008, coldstorage5 said: "Regarding the quality of our schools… Didnt we have a student win/earn a Westinghouse award last year???One of the most coveted awards in our county. Plus our schools have many students going to great schools. In addition, we get a great bang for the buck.. We get a lot for..." about the "Croton School District Bond Measures Fail to Pass" post.

On March 15, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "Nuff_Said: In response to your comment, I have “more to say.” While I appreciate that you are personal friends with Mr. Streany and hold him in the highest of regards, I disagree with the points you make on his behalf. First and foremost, I do not know Mr. Streany or..." about the "Joe Streany, Sexist Opponent of Women's Rights" post.

On March 14, 2008, Nuff_Said said: "Joe Streany has been a friend of mine for nearly 30 years. He is a good man who cares deeply for this community. And, with the exception of Mrs. Galelli, has lived in Croton longer then the other two candidates. This Village truly needs someone who knows Croton - not..." about the "Joe Streany, Sexist Opponent of Women's Rights" post.

On March 14, 2008, waffels said: "The debacle with the previous bond can only be blamed on Jonathan Karpov…….one individual affected the entire outcome……go back and check the history…… " about the "Croton School District Bond Measures Fail to Pass" post.

On March 14, 2008, payman said: "the vote was not well publicized first of all. secondly, taxes here are way high enough with the school district as one of the main drivers of that. the last time we approved a huge borrowing for the SD here to the tune of many millions of $ it ended..." about the "Croton School District Bond Measures Fail to Pass" post.

On March 13, 2008, ohio-to-hudson said: "…you’re right, of course. I’d reached a point of exhaustion of yet another story, another unfolding, and do indeed hope THIS is no longer an issue with Mr. Streaney or our FD. " about the "Joe Streany, Sexist Opponent of Women's Rights" post.

On March 13, 2008, coldstorage5 said: "Hi, This is terrible news. First of all how come very few people heard about this bond. I know I’m busy with family and work, but my head is not in the sand. This was barely out there. The CSD needs to sell this better so families can vote to..." about the "Croton School District Bond Measures Fail to Pass" post.

On March 13, 2008, Googler said: "In a recent search, I found an endorsement that was published by The Journal News today in favor of both Democratic candidates; Ann Gallelli and Rick Olver. The full text can be found here: http://lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080313/OPINION/803130339/1015/OPINION01 " about the "Trustee Candidate Debate Set for March 12" post.

On March 13, 2008, waffels said: "Character Ohio………..If your daughter was one of the girls wanting to be on the fire dept. I would hope you would be leading the chorus…..I have two daughters and they both thought his actions were overly sexist even for 1982…….He was an adult then is is still an adult now……Character! " about the "Joe Streany, Sexist Opponent of Women's Rights" post.

On March 13, 2008, ohio-to-hudson said: "ok, fine… moving right along. I’d like to think we’ve all evolved since 1982. 4 - 5 streany stories now… um, how’s about an expose on his belly button lint? I’m just sayin’… we get your point. " about the "Joe Streany, Sexist Opponent of Women's Rights" post.

On March 13, 2008, crotonres said: "Speaking of the fire dept, can someone explain why a small town such as ours requires three firehouses? " about the "Joe Streany, Sexist Opponent of Women's Rights" post.

On March 13, 2008, weewill said: "I want to share an email received today from a dedicated group of hardworking people who have asked the village board to provide a dog-friendly place in the village where they might let their dogs run and exercise. They patiently await a decision from the board. To Candidates in Upcoming..." about the "Trustee Candidate Debate Set for March 12" post.

On March 13, 2008, waffels said: "Madison……we are a community of 7800+/- considered by most to be a small village. We are all each others neighbors. Your points about the signs are well taken for “Madison Avenue” but a little over the top in my opinion for a small village election. Honestly if the signs were..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (9)" post.

On March 13, 2008, MadisonAve said: "My compliments to the author of this interesting piece on the origin of the color-coding applied to the political parties. I learned a lot that I didn’t know. I’d like to offer a comment about something closer to my own area of expertise, the two lawn signs pictured in this..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (9)" post.

On March 13, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "Debate Attendee: GREAT QUESTION! I have another issue regarding the Croton Harmon Booster Club. How is it that Mr. Streany was solicting donations for Scholarships from 1999-2004, yet the IRS database of qualifying 501(C)3 non profit organizations lists the Croton Harmon Booster Club as receiving its non-profit status in 2004..." about the "Trustee Candidate Debate Set for March 12" post.

On March 13, 2008, Debate Attendee said: "Since the League of Woman Voters debate ended before I got the opportunity to ask my question, I will go ahead and pose the following to Mr. Streany here: During the time between 1999 and 2004—when you were illegally accepting contributions from Metro North contractors, were co-president of the Croton..." about the "Trustee Candidate Debate Set for March 12" post.

On March 12, 2008, bklyntocroton said: "This is my first time blogging here as I’ve been looking for the right “venue” to express my dissatisfaction with the village restaurant situation. I have to slightly disagree with greengurl in her top picks for places to eat in Croton. I definitely think Mex-to-Go deserves a mention – they..." about the "How To Create a Vibrant Commercial Sector in Croton" post.

On March 11, 2008, Benedict said: "Those are good points and I certainly am not blaming you for the absence of “the other side of the story” from the republicans. Their boycott of this site is baffling and quite lame. If there are Croton republicans reading this take note; people like me don’t vote down a..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (8)" post.

On March 11, 2008, The Editors said: "Benedict: We take note of the suggestion that we change the name of Crotonblog to reflect the Democratic leanings of some contributors. In the nineteenth century it was common for newspapers to indicate their political preferences in their names, such as The Arizona Republican or The Watertown Democrat, but those..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (8)" post.

On March 11, 2008, Benedict said: "Those are all good points. I was mistaken. I thought this site was called crotonblog.com but apparently it is crotondemocratblog.com. Somebody should inform the domain host. I still think it’s a great site with great information but why not call it what it is? PS.I am neither a republican nor..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (8)" post.

On March 10, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "I can’t believe Joe Streany—after lying to The Journal News over his ethics violations—is still in the race for trustee. Conventional wisdom should dictate that he would have enough self-respect and dignity to withdraw without further disgracing his friends, fellow firefighters, family and elected officials—like New York State Senator Vincent..." about the "Joe Streany, P.O.P.* A True Story" post.

On March 10, 2008, ohio-to-hudson said: "…back to Harley (& Devil)… I think the Dems need both ‘facts’ and ‘fire’. I’m glad you’re fired up. Leo took the gloves off last week, sans pseudonym. Somebody had to build the backbone of data from which we can make decisions, and take ACTION. It’s not like we’re getting..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (8)" post.

On March 10, 2008, Oldtimer said: "In all my years in the Fire Department, I always thought Joe Streany was a dim bulb. First he gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Now he wants to be a Trustee and publicly misrepresents his admission of guilt when the text is on the Internet. This..." about the "Joe Streany, P.O.P.* A True Story" post.

On March 10, 2008, waffels said: "J. Philip…….that’s ridiculous…..this is a clear case of a code violation. He will be/should be told to take the sign down for the violation and if he doesn’t he will be/should be cited. He will also look pretty bad as a candidate running for village office who is supposed to..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (8)" post.

On March 10, 2008, J. Philip said: "Small minded argument. That sign is protected by the first ammendment. Local ordinances like the one referred to never hold up in court, and the only reson they survive is because they are seldom challenged due to the time and expense required. " about the "Thoughts While Strolling (8)" post.

On March 10, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "Check out www.crotongop.com where the homepage has the direct quote from the Mayor: “I endorse these candidates” This is the guy we trust to do the right thing with our tax dollars. " about the "Joe Streany, P.O.P.* A True Story" post.

On March 10, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "Leo and the Democrats should kiss the ground Crotonblog walks on for exposing the truth about these Rebublican “candidates”. If Ann and Rick Olver get elected they have Crotonblog to thank! " about the "Thoughts While Strolling (8)" post.

On March 10, 2008, Harley Davidson said: "Who does Leo Wiegman think he is objecting to the “tone” of the “Thoughts While Strolling” articles. I like them just the way they are. Who made him the Crotonblog censor? I say: “Keep these articles coming”. If he knew those two crumbums Streany and Franzoso like I do he..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (8)" post.

On March 10, 2008, Benedict said: "I agree with you Leo. I love the info I get here but I can’t stand the pettiness. Besides, isn’t the contention here that the Republicans are the fear mongers? Why are we talking about the dangers of extension cords. Seriously people, extension cords? Good info on the signage rules..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (8)" post.

On March 9, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "For those of you voting for Joe Streany, could someone read and interpret Chapter 20 of the Village Code (BELOW) for him. Chapter 20: ETHICS, CODE OF [HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson 10-19-1970 by L.L. No. 1-1970. Amendments noted where applicable.] § 20-1..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (8)" post.

On March 9, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "No surprises here… After all, Joe Streany ‘No-Likey’ the Law. How does he expect fair-minded residents of Croton to trust him to be an elected official? I mean he has to be kidding. And his residential and business supporters—with their BLUE lawn signs out front—must be totally stupid to buy..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (8)" post.

On March 9, 2008, weewill said: "I sent the following email messages to both the Village Manager and to the Engineering Dept (since they have responsibility for code enforcement.) It appears that the election sign posted on the Franzosa property at the corner of Croton Point Avenue and S. Riverside Avenue is in violation of Village..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (8)" post.

On March 9, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "I am totally put off by tone in these “Strolling” pieces. Stroller’s gratuitous swipes get in the way of the facts that he or she reports. The facts in the piece above are sound enough to stand on their own. Village law anticipates temporary signs and election campaign signs. For..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (8)" post.

On March 8, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "This story should surprise no one. The Franzosos used to do whatever they wanted until the Elliot administration and Ann Gallelli finally reigned them in and made them start to follow the rules everyone else was forced to comply with. Getting Streany in office would give the Republicans a super..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (7)" post.

On March 7, 2008, KWilly said: "The three words that one should be concerned when they come out of Greg Schmidt’s mouth are: Moving Croton Forward. 1) He cleverly uses these words to suggest that whatever he is doing is a good thing. 2) He uses these words so any opposition anyone has to his plan..." about the "Ann Gallelli's Refutation of Maria Cudequest's Lie" post.

On March 7, 2008, Happy 2 Share said: "I read this email message, that included a video clip from Leo Weigman, on behalf of Trustee-candidate Rick Olver, this morning. And as my nickname indicates, I am ‘Happy 2 Share’ it. I am also ‘Happy 2 Share’ because the Croton Democrats have FINALLY woken up and decided to fight..." about the "Ann Gallelli's Refutation of Maria Cudequest's Lie" post.

On March 7, 2008, Mrs. Smith said: "We have seen time and time again that Maria Cudaquest can manipulate any set of words to give them her own particular twist. One could almost taste the affront in her post elsewhere that Ann had had the audacity to call her on her comments. It is well known that..." about the "Ann Gallelli's Refutation of Maria Cudequest's Lie" post.

On March 7, 2008, Googler said: "In another search for additional information about Republican trustee-candidate Joe Streany, another document turned up an interesting quotation: During a roundtable discussion with The Journal News Editorial Board, and found in their article titled, “Croton candidates discuss the issues,” reporter and Croton resident himself Robert Marchant reported that: Streany said..." about the "Will the Real Joe Streany Please Stand Up?" post.

On March 6, 2008, Googler said: "In a recent search, I located an article on the North County News website called, “Croton candidate violated state ethics laws.” Responding to his ethics violations, Mr. Streany said the following: “It’s the old adage, ‘No good deed goes unpunished,’” And added, “I never would have done it if I..." about the "Will the Real Joe Streany Please Stand Up?" post.

On March 6, 2008, weewill said: "Ms. Cudequest has time and time again taken snippets and clauses out of context and reported them only in part. The really sad thing about this is that it results in futile attempts at character assassination. " about the "Ann Gallelli's Refutation of Maria Cudequest's Lie" post.

On March 5, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "Yet another example of Streany’s disregard for the rule of law. This morning Streany put an illegal campaign banner on South Riverside on a dumpster illegally and suspiciously positioned on the former Croton Dodge Storage lot, now owned by the master of disregarding local signage laws, Mark Franzoso. " about the "Tell the Whole Story" post.

On March 5, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "I would like to join Mr. Bell in recognizing Mr. Streany’s volunteerism to our community. However, Mr. Streany is not running in the village election to be a fire chief or a sports coach. Rather, he decided to enter a contest for public trust—and implicitly agreed to the public scrutiny..." about the "Tell the Whole Story" post.

On March 5, 2008, weewill said: "Its becoming more and more evident that candidates Streany and Minett are “just not paying attention.” Are they so wrapped up in their efforts to win the election on March 18th that they don’t feel they have to respond to village issues - including those raised by democrats - that..." about the "A Call to Arms" post.

On March 5, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "Croton is not island. We are buffeted by the region’s economy and national trends. But if we know valuations are going down, we have all the more reason to ramp up mindful redevelopment initiatives–especially in our critical commercial districts. Trends existed before Mayor Schmidt was sworn in. But specific economic..." about the "A Call to Arms" post.

On March 3, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "Outing Schmidtville I agree with everything printed above, including the impression that the local Democrats ran an effete and losing campaign last year. “A lie oft repeated becomes a lie believed.” If someone tells a lie about me often enough, even rationale, civic minded neighbors—like you—eventually believe it. Since April..." about the "A Call to Arms" post.

On March 3, 2008, The Editors said: "Googler: Crotonbog has learned that even though the League of Women Voters for Croton, Corltandt, Briarcliff and Ossining no longer exists, a debate will take place to be moderated by someone from the former organization. We will announce the date when it is made available. To your comment, only Mr..." about the "Will the Real Joe Streany Please Stand Up?" post.

On March 2, 2008, Googler said: "After Googling “Safeway Environmental,” one of the firms with a Metro North contract mangaged by Mr. Streany, I found a surprising search result. On September 1, 2007, The Daily News published an article titled “Mob links probed in Deutsche Bank fire,” about a criminal investigation to see why a shell..." about the "Will the Real Joe Streany Please Stand Up?" post.

On February 29, 2008, TeaDrinker said: "In the March 5, 2008, issue of The Gazette, the following Croton Republican loyalists wrote lengthy and praiseworthy Letters to the Editor on behalf of both Joann Minett and Joe Streany: Trustee Thomas P. Brennan Maria Cudequest Don Daubney Elise Ottaviano Sasso Chuck Trendell James Moore Richard Pellicci Joe Pettit..." about the "Will the Real Joe Streany Please Stand Up?" post.

On February 29, 2008, Harley Davidson said: "As almost everyone says on Antiques Roadshow when given a valuation on an antique, “WOW!” What an excellent piece of investigative journalism! You people have stripped the hide off this fat blowhard and his self-serving booster organization that he used for self-promotion only so long as his kids were in..." about the "Will the Real Joe Streany Please Stand Up?" post.

On February 29, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "So let me get this straight, the Republican candidates: 1) Are guilty of ethics violations 2) Refuse to debate 3) Have no relevant experience 4) Plan to lower taxes by spending more 5) Do not use email WOW! If these two get elected, I will seriously consider moving out of..." about the "Will the Real Joe Streany Please Stand Up?" post.

On February 27, 2008, KWilly said: "Correction: I meant Lincoln-DOUGLAS " about the "Republicans Decline to Participate in Upcoming Candidate Forum" post.

On February 27, 2008, red hill resident said: "Just like the NCN sponsored local chat room…full of goofs. " about the "Goofs Galore at North County News" post.

On February 27, 2008, KWilly said: "One of the cornerstones of our Democracy is that we have elections. In order to make sure we are informed when we make our selections on who is best suited to represent us, we need to have the information available on where the candidates stand. The best way to know..." about the "Republicans Decline to Participate in Upcoming Candidate Forum" post.

On February 27, 2008, weewill said: "The refusal by the Republican candidates to attend the Grill the Candidates Forum on March 8th is very sad and I believe does not bode well for promises of open government and exchange of ideas. The League of Women Voters will NOT be hosting their usual candidates’ debate this year..." about the "Republicans Decline to Participate in Upcoming Candidate Forum" post.

On February 27, 2008, waffels said: "I could not agree more. This is absolutely unacceptable for a small village election. The Democratic party would be foolish not to push this issue with the voters. What could they be afraid of, if the gazette would do it’s job they should find out why this is the case..." about the "Republicans Decline to Participate in Upcoming Candidate Forum" post.

On February 27, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "I am not surprised. Any debate would expose the Republican candidates lack of credentials. This is really unacceptable and the Democrats should use every media outlet available to them (newspapers, blogs, advertisement, etc.) to draw attention their unwillingness to communicate their personal positions on the issues before the election. This..." about the "Republicans Decline to Participate in Upcoming Candidate Forum" post.

On February 24, 2008, Harley Davidson said: "This is a P.S. to my previous comment: I forgot to mention that it was at a local firehouse that I first heard about the way three senior executives of the Village were supposedly forced into resigning. In addition to the Municipal Building and the Municipal Garage, I understand that..." about the "There’s Something Rotten in Denmark—and in Croton Government, Too" post.

On February 24, 2008, Harley Davidson said: "“oldtimer” and “weewill” have barely scratched the surface of this story. I’m usually out of the loop when it comes to Village gossip. The talk among the troops at the Municipal Garage, the Municipal Building, and Police Headquarters revolves around a single question. What did Mayor Schmidt and Trustee Brennan..." about the "There’s Something Rotten in Denmark—and in Croton Government, Too" post.

On February 23, 2008, Oldtimer said: "“Weewill’s” comments are completely logical and to the point—and will probably be ignored, but these concerns are now on the record. Since no one has mentioned it, I’ll raise the subject. And the subject is the Mayor’s increasingly dictatorial behavior. The so-called search committee is “packed” with people who will..." about the "There’s Something Rotten in Denmark—and in Croton Government, Too" post.

On February 23, 2008, weewill said: "The Mayor has announced a citizen’s search committee to identify a new Village Manager. The committee named consists of the Mayor himself, one village resident, Peggy Keesler and current department heads. (Wisely he included Peggy Keesler who is an excellent addition based on her 30 years broad experience working in..." about the "There’s Something Rotten in Denmark—and in Croton Government, Too" post.

On February 22, 2008, The Editors said: "Crotonblog appreciates the loyalty to Mark and Karen Aarons displayed by a thin-skinned “JohnT” in his comment, but he should lighten up. We revealed no deep, dark secrets about them. What we published came directly from public records—in this case, Board of Elections lists showing name, address and party registration..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (6)" post.

On February 22, 2008, The Editors said: "KWilly: Comments appearing on Crotonblog are intended to be remarks, good, bad or indifferent, strictly about the pieces to which they are appended. In other words, on this post you have diverted the subject away from the content of Rick Olver’s letter. If you persist in ignoring our guidelines, all..." about the "Rick Olver: My Reasons for Running for Trustee" post.

On February 22, 2008, dors said: "Je ne pourrais pas convenir davantage et comment triste. " about the "Thoughts While Strolling (6)" post.

On February 22, 2008, red hill resident said: "Sadly, most of the old Communists have passed on in the last few years. What a great loss to our community. While I did not know these neighbors to yell their politics from the rooftops, none were shy about vocalizing their (mostly past) party affiliations. Many an evening was spent..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (6)" post.

On February 21, 2008, crotonres said: "They should inform everyone about the pervert’s licence plate that was busted right oon school greounds so people can keep an eye out for him. " about the "Croton Police Blotter - Week of February 3rd" post.

On February 21, 2008, JohnT said: "I consider Mark and Karen Aarons to be good friends and neighbors. Your point about their their personal political affiliation is both meaningless and mean spirited. Maybe you can let us know if there are any communists left in our peaceful little village. By all means, please include names and..." about the "Thoughts While Strolling (6)" post.

On February 20, 2008, KWilly said: "I have a correction from my last post: The exact wording of the ad didn’t say that Ms. Minett served for 9 years on Croton Committee’s, it said that she was “active” for 9 years on Croton Committee’s. However it should be noted that the language in that Republican election..." about the "Rick Olver: My Reasons for Running for Trustee" post.

On February 20, 2008, red hill resident said: "Devil’s Advocate, When and where is the League of Women Voters debate set to take place? Will there be resident Q and A participation? Does one need to sign up or is it just show up? Thanks for any information which you can share. " about the "The World According to Trustee Candidate Joann Minett" post.

On February 20, 2008, waffels said: "This woman is so nuts it would be horrifyingly-hysterical to see her operate at the level of trustee. The democrats need to expose her and the Republican party for what they really are. In an honest way the Dems need to play hardball and get the facts out….There’s so much..." about the "The World According to Trustee Candidate Joann Minett" post.

On February 19, 2008, KWilly said: "Here’s a quote from a Republican ad in The Gazette “We’ve come a long way in three years Let’s Keep Croton Moving Forward!” The same ad also stated that Joann Minett served for 9 years years in Croton Committees. She hasn’t served on any village committee’s so I am interested..." about the "Rick Olver: My Reasons for Running for Trustee" post.

On February 18, 2008, Tom Faranda said: "I’d like to know where Mr. Olver came up with his figures for this: “Under the current Mayor and Board, property taxes are up 22% while inflation has risen only 7%.” “the current mayor and board” was only constituted a year ago, when Ms. Konig became a trustee. Neither the..." about the "Rick Olver: My Reasons for Running for Trustee" post.

On February 18, 2008, weewill said: "Let me be perfectly clear. I have great respect for Abe Zambrano. My questions have to do with process only and not with capabilities or qualifications. Abe is fine young man and an extremely competent professional. Both Dan O’Connor, Village Engineer and Janine King, Ass’t to the Village Manager with..." about the "There’s Something Rotten in Denmark—and in Croton Government, Too" post.

On February 16, 2008, Mrs. Smith said: "The Democrats should be aware that in a posting on Croton politics elsewhere, a woman, who sounds remarkably like Maria Cudequest, is deliberately misquoting Mr.Olver’s statement that he was BARRED from seeking public office by his postion in the UN, and suggesting that Mr. Olver is “spinning” when he says..." about the "Rick Olver: My Reasons for Running for Trustee" post.

On February 15, 2008, ohio-to-hudson said: "Please. Joanne Minette has been on the attack for years. She has been part of the shrill single issue ‘machine’ that has been dominating our public forum. She is ‘putting it out there’ personified. If she’s ‘in over her depth’, it sure hasn’t stopped her from advocating. She might be..." about the "The World According to Trustee Candidate Joann Minett" post.

On February 15, 2008, Croton lifer said: "I think that another word, perhaps a more appropriate word for Joanne Minnett’s “theatrics” could be PASSION, which is only exuded when someone feels very deeply about someone or something. It means that she actually CARES about what is or what is not happening in her community. Does it take..." about the "The World According to Trustee Candidate Joann Minett" post.

On February 14, 2008, The Editors said: "So, Homemaker thinks that Crotonblog has exaggerated the theatrics of Joann Minett before the village board. Take a look at this performance: " about the "The World According to Trustee Candidate Joann Minett" post.

On February 14, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "Homemaker: I appreciate that the tone against Ms Minnett is harsh and that it troubles you. I think your last sentence however is really at the heart of everyone’s concerns about the Republican candidates (and incumbents for that matter). There just does not seem to be enough intellectual prowess to..." about the "The World According to Trustee Candidate Joann Minett" post.

On February 14, 2008, Homemaker said: "I think you are all being too hard on Joann Minett. Joe Streany is no angel. Why don’t you pick on him? So she told a few lies. Big deal. Don’t all politicians lie? Your description of her acting strangely before the Village Board is very far from the truth..." about the "The World According to Trustee Candidate Joann Minett" post.

On February 14, 2008, red hill resident said: "Georgianna, I think it is great that Ann and Rick are asking you to take the high road. This is to be commended. Unfortunately though, based upon past performance, it is naive to think that the opposition party will act accordingly. In the last election cycle LOTS of out and..." about the "The World According to Trustee Candidate Joann Minett" post.

On February 13, 2008, weewill said: "Ann Gallelli and Rick Oliver directed those of us working on their campaign for election in March to deal with facts and facts only …. no innuendo, no rumor mongering and definitely no personal or character attacks. We support and have agreed to abide by their wishes. We urge our..." about the "The World According to Trustee Candidate Joann Minett" post.

On February 13, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "God help Croton if Joanne Minett is elected! How could the Mayor back candidates like Minett and Brennan and be taken seriously? This is an absolute joke!!! I sincerely hope that both Minett and Brennan get hounded and harrassed at EVERY Village Board meeting from this point forward as they..." about the "The World According to Trustee Candidate Joann Minett" post.

On February 11, 2008, The Editors said: "First, we want to establish at the outset that we will not permit one commenter concealed behind the skirts of anonymity to criticize any other contributor for posting anonymously. Nor will we permit a commenter to make homophobic remarks about a contributor. “Just the Facts” has done both. In our..." about the "The Historical Roots of Croton's Planning Problems" post.

On February 9, 2008, Just The Facts said: "Editors, You are clearly biased in this case. Although I didn’t mention it at the time, (text deleted by Crotonblog). CP comments are supposed to be a place where users can express their opinions. My only problem with BP is that (s)he was down right rude to me and others..." about the "The Historical Roots of Croton's Planning Problems" post.

On February 9, 2008, greengurl said: "hi - i am a very sporadic croton blogger, and i appreciate reading this blog but could do with a little less of the unproductive “attacks” that seem to go on here. i am not pointing the finger here i just think this is a conversation that needs to continue..." about the "How To Create a Vibrant Commercial Sector in Croton" post.

On February 7, 2008, The Editors said: "To: “Just the Facts” First, we find your statement that you cannot libel an anonymous person while concealing yourself behind the skirts of anonymity to be amusing and misleading. Once again you do not know what you are spouting, and we suggest that you consult a libel attorney. For your..." about the "The Historical Roots of Croton's Planning Problems" post.

On February 6, 2008, Just The Facts said: "Editors: I think your concern regarding defamation is misplaced in the second paragraph of your post. As you state in the first paragraph of your post, the identity of posters including “Businessperson” is anonymous to all. Thus, there is no way to defame an anonymous poster. I am sure that..." about the "The Historical Roots of Croton's Planning Problems" post.

On February 6, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "Dear Zoning Aficionados Benedict, JTF, BP, et alia: These spirited discussions of zoning led me do some research on the light industry zone here in Croton. Did you know: -90% of the “LI” zone in Croton generates ZERO property tax income. -And of the small piece that does generate property..." about the "The Historical Roots of Croton's Planning Problems" post.

On February 4, 2008, dors said: "The Croton Blotter reports one or two incidents a week of people getting arrested for small infractions. Perhaps Judge Watkins could sentence these law breakers to a weekend of litter patrol along our village streets and parks. Seems like a win/win for both the arrestees and residents. " about the "Lots of Litter All Around Town" post.

On February 3, 2008, KWilly said: "The Cudabunch is right about the fact that Rick Olver has not been involved in Village government, But it is my belief that his life experience more than compensates for his lack of Village experience. It’s time to have an outsider in Village government who has a different view of..." about the "Croton Dems Nominate Ann Gallelli, Richard Olver for Trustees in March Election" post.

On February 1, 2008, Mrs. Smith said: "Look out Croton Dems! Maria Cudequest, also known as Bill Rooney, is having another conversation with herself on the NCN blog, trying to make political hay out of the fact the Richard Olver has apparently never attended a board meeting, or written to the Gazzette, or been involved in village..." about the "Croton Dems Nominate Ann Gallelli, Richard Olver for Trustees in March Election" post.

On January 31, 2008, weewill said: "It will come as no suprise to anyone to learn that I am 100%, whole-heartedly and enthusiastically supporting Ann Gallelli and Richard Olver for election. Ann is a known quantity. No need to repeat her extraordinary qualifications. Her service to Croton over the past 30+ years speak for itself. i..." about the "Croton Dems Nominate Ann Gallelli, Richard Olver for Trustees in March Election" post.

On January 30, 2008, The Editors said: "We can assure “Businessperson” and other readers that because their comments pass through the independent filtering medium of TypeKey, their identities are unknown to us or to any reader, unless, of course, they have signed their own names to the comment. We have been concerned, however, that some of the..." about the "The Historical Roots of Croton's Planning Problems" post.

On January 30, 2008, Businessperson said: "I am writing this from snow-bound Chicago. The temperature has now risen to one degree above zero. At the risk of unleashing another torrent of invective from “Just the Facts,” I have to say that he simply refuses to understand what I have written. In the two-part essay that set..." about the "The Historical Roots of Croton's Planning Problems" post.

On January 29, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "Just No Facts: Coming from someone who HAS put up significant amounts of capital for real estate development in Croton and beyond AND who owns a consulting firm, I find Businessperson’s commentary intelligent, interesting and thought provoking. Your comments on the other hand are petty, personal and a clear indication..." about the "The Historical Roots of Croton's Planning Problems" post.

On January 29, 2008, Just The Facts said: "Businesspeson, Here is a question for you, how does your gigantic head fit through the door of your house? Any person who would take being called a “know it all” as a compliment is truly in a league of their own (I am sure you will take that comment as..." about the "The Historical Roots of Croton's Planning Problems" post.

On January 25, 2008, Just The Facts said: "Businessperson, I am done mincing words with you. You are clearly one of those insufferable, condescending know it all types that no one can stand to be around. Perhaps the lack of interaction with other people explains why someone with the name of “businessperson” has so much free time on..." about the "Correcting Misconceptions About Croton’s Zoning Code" post.

On January 25, 2008, CROTONITECAROLE said: "EMAIL CORRECTION FOR CAROLE RAE IS: sherat-c@cox.net Thank You, Carole Rae ‘64, Co-Chairperson Holy Name of Mary Reunion ‘08 " about the "Holy Name of Mary School Reunion Set For May 3rd, 2008" post.

On January 24, 2008, Businessperson said: "To weewill: Thank you for your kind words. I well recall when Bill Butcher’s Community Trust Company occupied the red brick building now used for Sunday School and other purposes by its next-door neighbor, the Asbury United Methodist Church of Croton. How did we ever manage to find parking there..." about the "The Historical Roots of Croton's Planning Problems" post.

On January 24, 2008, Businessperson said: "To Benedict: Thank you for your kind words. To answer your request, here are some random thoughts that may be of help to you. Anyone desiring to open a retail store in Croton has a tough row to hoe because of its seven scattered retail areas. Shoppers in Tarrytown can..." about the "The Historical Roots of Croton's Planning Problems" post.

On January 23, 2008, Stu said: "Wow! Trustee Brennan is in charge of your building? Aren’t he and the Mayor “taking care” of everything else in the Village? Maybe your apartment bulding problems provide a lesson to us all. " about the "Croton Police Blotter - Week of January 7th" post.

On January 23, 2008, Van Wyck Resident said: "It’s all my neighbors can talk about—and we’re worried about our safety. So, it’s not surprising that an apartment was robbed in our building when the locks to the doors in the front and rear of the building are often broken. And regularly, strangers to the building can simply walk..." about the "Croton Police Blotter - Week of January 7th" post.

On January 23, 2008, Devil's Advocate said: "Speaking of code enforcement, Now that the village took control of Croton Point Avenue, why is the village allowing Franzoso Contracting to load\unload\park on village land, creating an extremely hazardous situation for pedestians and motorists alike. Most of the property in front of this business is VILLAGE OWNED! This must..." about the "Croton Fails to Enforce Its Own Code" post.

On January 21, 2008, weewill said: "Excellent community service Crotonblog. There are exactly 2 1/2 people who give a hoot about the North County News blog. Those who really want to get the word out post on our true local Crotonblog. Out of curiosity and interest in Croton, I scroll thru neighboring blogs from time to..." about the "Croton Republicans: No Runs, No Hits, Two Goofs" post.

On January 18, 2008, Stu said: "Business person makes a very good case for the deliterious effect the automobile orientation of past commercial development has had on Croton and most other suburbia. I largely agree with him. On the positive side, in my view, is that, more recently, the Gateway concept has recognized what business person..." about the "Trouble in Paradise: Croton’s Rocky Romance with the Automobile" post.

On January 18, 2008, Benedict said: "Great stuff! Really interesting. Do you have any insight into what the challenges are in opening a business in Croton now? Let’s say someone gave you startup money and told you to start a successful retail store in Croton, what type of business would you choose and what roadblocks would..." about the "The Historical Roots of Croton's Planning Problems" post.

On January 18, 2008, weewill said: "You, Businessperson – and you, Just the Facts, are what we need in Croton. Your posts demonstrate good solid analyses of both the history and the current business environment in Croton. You have clearly researched (or lived) the history of this ever changing environment. While you may disagree on some..." about the "The Historical Roots of Croton's Planning Problems" post.

On January 18, 2008, Just The Facts said: "Businessperson, One of the thesises that you appear to be making in your editorial is that zoning laws created the strip malls that populate Croton today. However, I am not sure that such conclusion is valid. The true question is whether or not zoning laws existing at the time these..." about the "The Historical Roots of Croton's Planning Problems" post.

On January 18, 2008, Just The Facts said: "Businessperson, Get over yourself. Despite what you think, no one elected you the town know it all. I for one am growing quite tired of your constant and consistent name calling and berating of anyone who dares to disagree with you. I also find it quite humorous that you think..." about the "How To Create a Vibrant Commercial Sector in Croton" post.

On January 17, 2008, Businessperson said: "I have just returned from a lecture gig. A few words to those who objected to my previous comment to the letter from “Terrence Yanni.” To “dors”: I was not “ornery and condescending.” Why do some people try to play moderator and censor the tone of anyone’s comments? What has..." about the "How To Create a Vibrant Commercial Sector in Croton" post.

On January 17, 2008, Benedict said: "Well said weewill!! Many important issues have been raised on this blog and it’s important to hear both sides of the story. " about the "Croton Republican Committee Elects New Officers" post.

On January 16, 2008, weewill said: "Congratulations to the newly elected Croton Republican Committee officers. Also, with optimism I welcome the Republican party back to Crotonblog. As a long-time Democrat and believer in the value of this forum, it’s very encouraging to think the Republican side of the aisle in local politics will again contribute to..." about the "Croton Republican Committee Elects New Officers" post.

On January 14, 2008, CROTONITECAROLE said: "~~ HOLY NAME OF MARY SCHOOL REUNION FOR ALL CLASSES TO BE HELD SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2008 ~~ If you or anyone who you know attended Holy Name of Mary Parochial School at anytime, then you are invited to attend the FIRST TIME EVER HNM Alumni gathering on Saturday, May..." about the "First Ever Holy Name of Mary School Reunion set for May '08" post.

On January 14, 2008, Mrs. Smith said: "Well, of course, the usual crew who showed up and hijacked meeting after meeting with the previous administration and who scared off anyone who had a differing opinion from theirs, no longer feels the need to attend board meetings as they have their hand picked puppets in place doing their..." about the "Fast Times at Ridgemont High the Village Board" post.

On January 13, 2008, Leo Wiegman said: "Dear Riverlovers: Just in case the complete County Action Plan for Indian Brook and Croton Gorge seems to big to download (15.8 MB and 84 pages) at the link above, here is a short excerpt containing the full table of contents and the 4 page Executive Summary: Executive Summary and..." about the "Croton River Protection Plan Ready for Action: Streamwalk Anyone?" post.

On January 11, 2008, MGTD said: "Please note that the medical billing company known as Medi-Bill did not go out of business. Because the building was sold, they lost their lease, did not want to pay increased rent and thus moved to Yorktown. " about the "Another Doleful Page in Croton's 'Album of Shame'" post.

On January 10, 2008, KWilly said: "Recently on the North County News Forum there has been talk from loyal supporters of the Mayor about the business situation in Croton. I thought here on Crotonblog would be a good place to address some of what has been said. Mayor Schmidt was credited with creating the Economic Development..." about the "How To Create a Vibrant Commercial Sector in Croton" post.

On January 10, 2008, crotonres said: "Speaking of Gateway items. Can we get rid of the Croton Dam construction detour sign the sits at the entrance to CVS. The road over the dam has been closed for more than 4 years it should be known by now. If a sign is needed then can we get..." about the "Here We Go Again..." post.

On January 10, 2008, dors said: "Just The Facts, you’re absolutely right it’s no surprise Businessperson was ornery and condescending; we’ve come to expect it. And Benedict keep the posts coming. The Crotonblog community is for all, not just those full of themselves. We all have valid and interesting ideas so thank you for posting. " about the "How To Create a Vibrant Commercial Sector in Croton" post.

On January 9, 2008, ohio-to-hudson said: "Oh, it seems to me that the Rec. Department and Public Works could collaborate on this one, and create an official “Leaf Jumping Park,” complete with paid supervision and the requirement of a village I.D.. Children would adore this because their parents are now so quick to remove piles of..." about the "Here We Go Again..." post.

On January 9, 2008, Benedict said: "Businessperson, you remind me of Nick Burns from that SNL skit with Jimmy Fallon http://www.cnettv.com/9742-1_53-11125.html I certainly am not as informed as you on Croton zoning laws. The fact that there are car dealerships in Croton led me to believe that they were permitted. Thanks for educating me on that..." about the "How To Create a Vibrant Commercial Sector in Croton" post.

On January 9, 2008, Just The Facts said: "Surprise, suprise. Once again Business Person launches into unprovoked attacks on commentators on Croton Blog… Benedict & Terrence, keep your ideas coming. Despite what Business Person thinks, s(he) does not have a lock on what this village needs or what businesses may cannibalize another. For the record, countless studies have..." about the "How To Create a Vibrant Commercial Sector in Croton" post.

On January 9, 2008, Oldtimer said: "Leave it to Croton’s management to turn a natural resource like biodegradable leaves into a glaring eyesore. This village seems determined to make itself look down at the heels in everything it does. Ever since the mismanaged white elephant that was the skate park was dismantled, this site has been..." about the "Here We Go Again..." post.

On January 9, 2008, weewill said: "Be nice Crotonblog … maybe this is their way of “beautifying and cleaning up the entrances to the village” as promised in their campaign literature. Keep watch for more as this site becomes the DPW staging area for any and all debris from projects as well as storage of equipment..." about the "Here We Go Again..." post.

On January 9, 2008, Businessperson said: "The commenters named “Terrence Yanni” and ”Benedict” who suggested that automobile dealerships “be zoned out of Croton for good” are apparently so uninformed that they do not know that such dealerships are already zoned out. So much for the validity of their suggestions. The first commenter offers a peculiar definition..." about the "How To Create a Vibrant Commercial Sector in Croton" post.

On January 7, 2008, Jeff T. said: "Just a quick note: I’ve had several people who weren’t able to attend the show ask me if I took any pictures at the Brook Street Gallery. I did take some and I finally have them online. The show can be seen on my website — Jeff Thornton at Rutheny’s..." about the "Jeff Thornton Shows Paintings at Rutheny's Gallery Opening Today" post.

On January 7, 2008, Benedict said: "I agree with you Terrence, shopping breeds more shopping, and retail stores should be offered great deals to move into Croton. I live in the Harmon area and it seems like the Auto focused businesses have started to move themselves out of the area (thankfully). It might be a good..." about the "How To Create a Vibrant Commercial Sector in Croton" post.

On January 6, 2008, weewill said: "Mr. Yanni …. As a long time poster on crotonblog I welcome you. It’s an ideal way to share ideas, hopes and dreams with our neighbors as well as an open and clear the way to register valid complaints about things we’d like to see changed and/or improved. And because..." about the "How To Create a Vibrant Commercial Sector in Croton" post.

On January 1, 2008, weewill said: "“God help us! Joann Minett as a trustee? She is one of the least informed and most self-serving residents ever to come before the board. Her transparent and inflammatory screeching at the podium are destructive, mean-spirited partisan attacks on anyone who disagrees with her. While Croton Republicans may be hard..." about the "No Contest" post.

On December 31, 2007, weewill said: "And thanks to you Crotonblog for providing this valuable forum for discussion and interaction. Some have commented that many of the posters push the limits of acceptable dialogue and pit neighbor against neighbor. To that I say - open and honest dialogue often results in passionate responses and debate between..." about the "Crotonblog's Top Twenty" post.

On December 20, 2007, red hill resident said: "We should not laugh at nor lightly dismiss the theatrical machinations of Ms. Cudequest any longer. Like it or not we, the voters (or non voters) of Croton, have allowed her to become a huge force in the village. As an unelected unofficial her agenda has dominated the political scene..." about the "Croton Fails to Enforce Its Own Code" post.

On December 19, 2007, weewill said: " You’re so right Mrs. Smith … but if she wasn’t so pathetic where else would we get our laughs? It would be boring. And beside boring, we all know that snow on the sidewalks or roads or anywhere is always, always, always the fault of that damn previous democratic..." about the "Croton Fails to Enforce Its Own Code" post.

On December 19, 2007, Tom Moore said: "I couldn’t agree moore, I was walking to the train station and I was amazed at the lack of snow removal. Zig Zagging back and forth on the way to train station is not a healthly thing. Thanks for posting this up. Maybe something can be done before it snows..." about the "Croton Fails to Enforce Its Own Code" post.

On December 19, 2007, Mrs. Smith said: "And with Pavlovian response,at 2.38pm Maria Cudequest posts on the NCN blog thanking the village board for making sure the streets are cleared without prompting from residents - the first time in years she says - she needs to get off Grand Street and look around. If she were not..." about the "Croton Fails to Enforce Its Own Code" post.

On December 19, 2007, weewill said: "Bill Ryan, Chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, is quoted in today’s Journal News as saying being a County Legislator may be public service but is not a charity. Let’s hope he recognizes that tax dollars paying his salary are not charity either If, in fact, they are..." about the "Time to Fix a Balkanized Westchester County" post.

On December 19, 2007, Robert Scott said: "I am grateful to ‘bayswaterguy’ for calling my attention to the fact that Harrison is also a village/town. The information has been corrected. I should have remembered it. Harrison, one of the original towns in 1788, became a village/town in 1977. The reason? To prevent the secession of the hamlet..." about the "Time to Fix a Balkanized Westchester County" post.

On December 18, 2007, notorc said: "This article makes alot of sense. Something needs to be done in Westchester as we can’t afford to keep funding the out of control infrastructure. One item that always gets my goat is the “volunteer” fire department. That’s a noble concept but they have a HUGE budget. I fear it..." about the "Time to Fix a Balkanized Westchester County" post.

On December 18, 2007, bayswaterguy said: "I believe that Harrison is also a town and village like Mt. Kisco and Scarsdale. " about the "Time to Fix a Balkanized Westchester County" post.

On December 18, 2007, crotonres said: "Great Idea…Never Happen.. Between the unions and the large amount of people whose source of income is tied up in town/county government; it is a great dream. " about the "Time to Fix a Balkanized Westchester County" post.

On December 18, 2007, weewill said: "Ah my good friend, Bob Scott … would that you and I were young again … what wisdom we would have and what onders we could accomplish! I guess it could be said that our generation created a monsters in government and it’s going to take all the courage, strength..." about the "Time to Fix a Balkanized Westchester County" post.

On December 18, 2007, weewill said: "It looks as if the Mayor and Trustee Brennan finally grasp the complexity of the 1A Croton Point Avenue issues. For years they’ve been saying “The issues are simple - no talking, no negotiating, no discussing - just say “No.” At last night’s Village Board meeting the Mayor publicly admitted..." about the "A Tale of 2 Court Decisions: Goodbye, Special Permit for 1A Croton Point Avenue" post.

On December 16, 2007, KWilly said: "Leo, Thanks a whole lot for the answer. It confirms what i said, but we need to make sure the people of Croton are aware of these facts or else they are going to fall for the “We don’t want it, the Democrats do” argument again. It’s funny how it..." about the "A Tale of 2 Court Decisions: Goodbye, Special Permit for 1A Croton Point Avenue" post.

On December 16, 2007, Leo Wiegman said: "Dear Kevin: Land uses that conform with the established municipal codes for a site may be continued in perpetuity. Land uses that are nonconforming usually happen when a land use code is modified. In most instances, a previously legal use is allowed to continue on that site, until the owner..." about the "A Tale of 2 Court Decisions: Goodbye, Special Permit for 1A Croton Point Avenue" post.

On December 16, 2007, George W. Bush said: "Even as residents are saying that you have become the worst mayor Croton has ever had, I still say, “Schmidtie, you’re doing a heckuva job!” " about the "A Tale of 2 Court Decisions: Goodbye, Special Permit for 1A Croton Point Avenue" post.

On December 16, 2007, KWilly said: "Leo, I was asking about the most recent decision on the argument that the village lost. Am i right to say that the village argued and lost the arguement that because Greentree Wasn’t operating (due to legal battles) that they should be closed. " about the "A Tale of 2 Court Decisions: Goodbye, Special Permit for 1A Croton Point Avenue" post.

On December 16, 2007, Leo Wiegman said: "Kevin: The waste transfer was operating when it applied for a permit renewal in 2001 and continued to operate throughout the next 4 years of litigation up to the closure order in September 2005. The key argument the Village used to close the station was that Metro Enviro’s violations were..." about the "A Tale of 2 Court Decisions: Goodbye, Special Permit for 1A Croton Point Avenue" post.

On December 16, 2007, KWilly said: "I need someone to confirm this for me (Preferably Leo). Was one of the arguments we used for closing 1A Croton Point Avenue, the fact that they weren’t operating. Which seems like an odd argument to me considering the fact that they weren’t operating because we were fighting them in..." about the "A Tale of 2 Court Decisions: Goodbye, Special Permit for 1A Croton Point Avenue" post.

On December 16, 2007, crotonres said: "How many millions more will we sink into this black hole while the rest of the town disappears? The commercial tax base in this town continues to shrink. " about the "A Tale of 2 Court Decisions: Goodbye, Special Permit for 1A Croton Point Avenue" post.

On December 16, 2007, weewill said: "Thanks Leo … once again you are clear and concise as you lay out the facts. It has been claimed that the issues surrounding MetroEnviro were simple and clear — Croton residents did not want a waste transfer operation in our village so we should “just shut them down.” The..." about the "A Tale of 2 Court Decisions: Goodbye, Special Permit for 1A Croton Point Avenue" post.

On December 15, 2007, Tom Moore said: "Leo: Thanks for all the great facts. But Croton has to stop doing the same things over and over again. “Biodegradable bags have trimmed leaf-removal costs significantly in places like Rockville Centre and Litchfield, a town of 8,600 in northwestern Connecticut, because gathering bags takes less time than shoveling up..." about the "The Steep Slope, Part 2: Croton's Options for Controlling Taxes" post.

On December 14, 2007, Harley Davidson said: "It’s refreshing to see Crotonblog take time from exposing local political mismanagement to call attention to a great but overlooked sport and a great local athlete. We need more inspirational success stories like this to encourage people young and old to set goals in life and to work toward them…..." about the "Ex-Croton Local Boy Makes Good—25 Years Later" post.

On December 13, 2007, weewill said: "As luck would have it, Phil Reisman has a “must read” piece in today’s Journal News on the proposed raises for County Legislators. Check it out for a good clear view of where your county tax dollars are being used/abused! " about the "The Steep Slope, Part 2: Croton's Options for Controlling Taxes" post.

On December 12, 2007, sdavidson said: "As TuPac once said, “Instead of a war on poverty/They got a war on drugs so the police can bother me.” I do not appreciate my tax dollars being wasted on busting kids for smoking marijuana. " about the "Croton Police Blotter - Week of November 26th" post.

On December 12, 2007, weewill said: "And for every person reading these posts, please, please put your money where your mouths are and send a clear and concise email to our county legislator, Bill Burton at wxb1@westgov.com and beg him NOT to vote for salary increases for any county legislator. And go on to suggest to..." about the "The Steep Slope, Part 2: Croton's Options for Controlling Taxes" post.

On December 9, 2007, Just The Facts said: "Oh, and Harley, better get another dictionary, Verbal has had the meaning “spoken” since the late 16th century and is thus synonymous with oral: He wrote a memorandum to confirm the verbal agreement. Slightly earlier, verbal had developed the meaning “expressed in words, whether spoken or written (as opposed to..." about the "'By Their Works Shall Ye Know the Schmidt Administration'" post.

On December 9, 2007, Just The Facts said: "Thank you Harley, you just proved my point. You post on this site lamenting that people are attacked, berated and intimidated for sharing their thoughts on this site and then you demonstrate that you are the worst offender of all. I think the thousands (actually, it is probably hundreds) of..." about the "'By Their Works Shall Ye Know the Schmidt Administration'" post.

On December 8, 2007, weewill said: "OK ladies and gentlemen …. you want cold hard facts .. no sugar-coating and hand-wringing? Read Leo Wiegman’s croton blog post today - The Steep Slope - Part 2 - Ways to Keep Croton Taxes Down - Here’s a guy who tells it like it is …. Not a pretty..." about the "'By Their Works Shall Ye Know the Schmidt Administration'" post.

On December 8, 2007, Stu said: "Thank you notorc for remembering this important analysis done by Leo Wiegman. Although we can probably never reduce taxes, his suggestions regarding the available options for keeping them in check are very valid, especially his first option regarding Croton’s under-developed commmercial properties. From what I am reading in the Gazzette..." about the "The Steep Slope, Part 2: Croton's Options for Controlling Taxes" post.

On December 8, 2007, notorc said: "I was in a big debate yesterday about the so-called sub prime bailout. The talk of people getting “suckered” or being “foolish” had me irate. At least someone that signs up for an ARM has the chance to read the fine print and review worst case scenarios. I’m probably a..." about the "The Steep Slope, Part 2: Croton's Options for Controlling Taxes" post.

On December 7, 2007, Businessperson said: "A pathetic individual with a peculiar reaction to the give-and-take of blogging commentary insists on putting words in my mouth, ascribing to me the statement that the Italian restaurant Tutti Bene was forced to close by the 2004 amendment to the Zoning Law. For the record, what I said was..." about the "'By Their Works Shall Ye Know the Schmidt Administration'" post.

On December 7, 2007, Harley Davidson said: "Someone or something named “Just the Facts” has taken me to task for saying “Businessperson was attacked verbally by an ignoramus named Just the Facts”. The response of Just the Facts was to say, “This forum is written word, not spoken word, so I don’t think ‘verbally’ is quite the..." about the "'By Their Works Shall Ye Know the Schmidt Administration'" post.

On December 7, 2007, weewill said: "True Harley Davidson …. I continue to wish for the good old days. Do I think we can get them back? Not on your life. As in Washington, Croton is governed by a whole new breed of politicians who think anything goes as long as you win. As evidenced by..." about the "'By Their Works Shall Ye Know the Schmidt Administration'" post.

On December 7, 2007, Benedict said: "Weewill and Notorc, thanks for the warm welcome and the advice. OT and Bojangles, thanks for sharing your opinions, you present your points verry well. Harley, just to put your conspiracy fears to rest, I am indeed a new resident (february) to Croton, my name is Vincent and my wife..." about the "'By Their Works Shall Ye Know the Schmidt Administration'" post.