Saturday, August 02, 2008

$167,500 DONATION FROM LANZA FAMILY FOUNDATION FOR STATE OF ART AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM!

I am very pleased to announce that the town of Greenburgh has received a $167,500 grant from the Lanza Family Foundation for a state of the art after school program to be run out of the Theodore Young Community Center. George Gumina, our philanthropy coordinator, worked very hard on securing the grant.

The after school program will be run by the Xposure Foundation. The grant has very strict guidelines and mandatory compliance. In the coming weeks Raymond Thomas, Founder/ Executive Director of the Xposure Foundation, Inc. will do a presentation to the Town Board that will highlight the benefits of the Xposure Greenburgh Program – a state of the art program that will expand the existing Theodore D. Young Community Center After School Program.

The program's successes have been summarized in a news clip that can be viewed on the Xposurefoundation website: www.xposurefoundationinc.org.

Students learn the basics about savings and investments, deposits and withdrawals, checks and interest and lending as they deposit earnings into savings accounts on a regular basis. Students also learn fundamentals about the stock market, including ownership, stocks, research and investing. Parents are encouraged to open their own savings accounts, as well as to open online custodial investment accounts for their children. Here students can invest money they have earned through Xposure in stocks they have researched and chosen. Carver Federal Savings Bank has allowed the children to transfer money from their savings accounts into their online account to purchase stocks.

This program will take the community center (Valerie Whitehead is interim commissioner) to the next level. It's a very exciting initiative. The program will start in September. The Town of Greenburgh is very fortunate to be able to take advantage of such an exciting program. We are very grateful to the Lanza Family Foundation for this enormous donation. PAUL FEINER Greenburgh Town Supervisor

92 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice but what about the rest of Greenburgh's kids!!!!!!!!?? Why does a child have to be economically disadvantage to get ANYTHING from this town??

The Xposure Foundation Inc. Science, Technology, Finance and Employment Institute for Youth exists to expose children and adolescents in economically disadvantaged areas to the worlds of Science, Technology, Finance, Work Ethic, Nutrition, Community Service, and stronger Parent/Child Relationships/Partnerships.

Anonymous said...

Greenburgh does nothing for non-disadvantaged youth. The villages agree to this, as long as they dont have to pay for TDYCC, they let its budget get out of hand.

Anonymous said...

This is a fabulous opportunity and a great program!
How much will it cost to continue after the grant has run out?

Anonymous said...

This is what causes racism in our town.
I do think there are other children in Greenburgh that would appreciate a program like this one but it only takes care of the Fairview children.
This is not the proper way to do business.
We pay to keep the center open and we are always excluded from its use.

Anonymous said...

Why is it only that particular area receives the fruits of every resident in Greenburgh.
Do they yell the loudest that they are poor.
Well the way the economy is going we to will be considered poor .
Will we be able to receives some freebees if we yell too.
Greenburgh has become a one sided street.
Did the board forget about the rest of greenburgh when it comes to grants.
Do they only recognize us when election time comes arround?

Anonymous said...

Feiner & the entire board sat silently when the chief cut the DARE program, the only town wide youth drug awareness program.
Feiner was asked to replace the DARE program with something for the Greenburgh kids. Nada! Nope. Not interested. No money!

Fairview has duplication of so many services for its youth it's mind boggling.
They should have asked the Lanza family for a grant that benefits all children.

Greenburgh does not care about the well being of all Greenburgh kids and families!

Booooooooooo!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Have to respond. This program is open to any resident of the town. The community center is open to every resident of the town. It's a grant. A very generous grant.

Anonymous said...

Nice program. Thank you, Lanza Family Foundation. The community is most appreciative.

Anonymous said...

8:42

I walked in TDYCC once. From the looks i got, it was clear I wasnt wanted.

Anonymous said...

Have friends who are familiar with Xposure. A great program.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great program for the neighborhood. Perhaps a separate village could be created for the 119 area and north. They've got the library, the community center, the police department, a fire department, public housing, civic associations, shopping, public transportation, and the town hall. The township concept is antiquated and inappropriate for non-rural areas.

dubious dare said...

dare program reportedly had little impact. seems feiner was right to curtail its use.

Anonymous said...

No one said it DARE should have continued. That is impossible as nation wide, the program is fazed out. The point and issue is that Feiner doesn't seem interested in replacing it with another program.
Capeesh?

Anonymous said...

How much town matching money will be given in conjunction with this grant? I've yet to see a grant fund a program 100%. How much is this going to cost us?

Anonymous said...

a separate village could be created for the 119 area and north ... Or simply merge with Elmsford to become one new village.

Anonymous said...

Dont be ridiculous, the villages get to use TDYCC withouth paying taxes for it. Why would they agree to merge. The only hope is Bernsteins lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

How many village residents use the TDYCC? Do you have any facts? How many people from White Plains (City of) use the TDYCC? Do you have any concrete usage data/ Please cite a verifable source.

How many people from Edgemont / Scarsdale, or Hartsdale or East Irvington or Unincorporated Tarrytwon use the TDYCC?

Let's gert some facts out in the open if they exist.

Anonymous said...

The Scoba report stated the following regarding the Day Care Center at TDYCC. Doesnt provide info re other usage.

The Day Care Center currently has 189 children enrolled in its programs. Of these, 73 come
from the unincorporated area of Greenburgh,18 come from Elmsford, 46 come from the City of
White Plains, 15 come from Yonkers, and 37 come from other parts of Westchester and the Bronx.
Fewer than half of the children come from unincorporated Greenburgh and fewer than 10% come
from one village in Greenburgh.

hal samis said...

Who pays for transportation?

Anonymous said...

What transportation?

Anonymous said...

I doubt anyone has accurate facts on TDYCC usage. They cant present their budget. They have no motivation to present accurage usage data.

Anonymous said...

Well since Fairview residents are the onl ones allowed to use the center they should join the village of Elmsford and leave the rest of the town alone.
We pay enough taxes and if we show up at the center they look at us as to say what the hell are you doing here.
This has happened a few times to a few of us.
And by the way if they cannot come up with a favorable budget then anyone can tell that there is someting wrong with the way things are getting done.
The town board never checked on the center to see how it was run until several complaints were brought to their attention.
Why does the board have to wait until a complaint is made to see how all the residents tax money is being squandered.
Wake up town board how many more complaints have to be made to see that either this place brings in some good revenue to run itself or close it down.
At the moment you have 2 failures in Fairview that being the center and the other the housing authority that owes close to one half a million dollars to the tax payers.
We the taxpayers paid for their private Greenburgh police protection for about four years.
Let's see when they will pay this money back .

Anonymous said...

Check out the TDYCC budget for "transportation". Also, they just bought a new bus because the old bus was "too big" Courtesy of Grant money & matching funds from Greenburgh.

Anonymous said...

The glass doesn't have to be half empty. The grant from Lanza is terrific. The program is among the best after school programs around. Greenburgh is lucky.

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget the Lois Bronz Day Care Center. They pay $1 rent to Greenburgh (owner) and then fill it with kids from Fairview who go for free or partial payment.

Anonymous said...

The glass is half empty for all "other" children of Greenburgh. Especially so of those in TOV non-Edgemont, non-Fairview. Those kids get squat!

Anonymous said...

Fairview people aren't the only ones "allowed" to use the TDYCC.

They are the community that all TDYCC programs cater to.
Do you thing the TDYCC qualifies for grant money using town wide demographics? Think again. By way of the towns own marketing of the center, it is not a facility that would be, could be used by all.

Anonymous said...

Is the Edgemont summer camp subsidized by the town?

Anonymous said...

Isn't it true that most people who use the AF Veteran pool and tennis courts don't reside in Fairview?

Anonymous said...

Brick sidewalks in Old Edgemont. No where else.
The point is that the town does many things for different neighborhoods.
That is what a community is all about.

Anonymous said...

The state comptroller said it was unlawful for Greenburgh to require unincorporated area taxpayers to pay for Old Edgemont's brick sidewalks - but the Town Supervisor ignored the state comptroller's opinion, as did the Town Council.
What the town does unlawfully in Old Edgemont doesn't justify unincorporated area taxpayers paying for TDYCC. Why can't the town comply with the law for a change?
TDYCC operates for the benefit of economically disadvantaged families and individuals town-wide and should therefore be paid for town-wide, including by the villages, the same as Greenburgh pays for recreational programs for the developmentally disabled on a townwide basis.
Those brick sidewalks in Old Edgemont should be paid for only by the homeowners in Old Edgemont whose homes are benefited by that amenity.

hal samis said...

Transportation as in children coming from (if the blogger @8/3 7:29 is correct) Yonkers, White Plains, the Bronx and other parts of Westchester.

Anonymous said...

10:41,
True. Although like TDYCC ,Veterans is open to all Unincorporated Greenburgh, it doesn't appear that all groups use it. Fairview has its own pool year round and it seems like that's were this community prefers to swim. Veterans pool is open for about 12 weeks (some only on weekends)and unlike TDYCC it does not focus to serve "economically disadvantaged only" however, most employment positions are filled by Fairview residents.

Anonymous said...

Does the Lanza Family Foundation ever check as to how their money is administered.
I do not think so because if they did they should realize how much ot the money is going in the wrong direction.
Who is the administrator of this family.

Anonymous said...

Tell me the last time I looked arround there are so many children in some other parts of town why is it that they are always overlooked.
Do we or don't we pay taxes ?
Why should all grants be given to the center?
Could it be possible that the only place where there are children is Fairview.
I see today that the Comptroller of NY stated that millons are being stolen by those that are medicaid.
Well I do hope that they investigate the goings on in all of Fairview.
I did sent a little update to his office swtating my concern about the center and the residents within the surrounding areas.
If the town board does not pay attention as to what is happening with our tax dollars someone in a higher authority has to take over.

Anonymous said...

To address the issue of who pays for transport of the children to and from the center, I think that I can shed some light to this. Stepping Stones,Special Education Preschool rents space in the Lois Bronz facility. Those special Ed kids are slotted in according to their needs mandated by their IEP. So, thats why you see the little Ardsley bus/vans line up there. The transportation of those children are paid by their home school districts and the county BOH contract. So, its notprovided by the town. I don't know how much Stepping Stones pays in rent to the center.

Anonymous said...

How about finding out what the rent is .
It's probably nothing in comparison to todays market.
Who pays for the maintenance of the Lois Bronz facility?????????

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the Nature Center (town owned property) get grants?

Anonymous said...

The police dept also gets grants.
So does our swim teams.
It ain't just fairview!

Anonymous said...

The town should be proud of the grants you are receiving. Town council members and supervisor should not take seriously the racist attacks on the center. Me guess that is is a handful of people. Greenburgh township has always been a progressive town. The town gives good service to all of its residents.

Anonymous said...

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING///////

Anonymous said...

The town nature center offers some nice summer daycamp programs. They're not expensive compared to a private camp, but they are sort of expensive as a municipal program. So maybe the nature center daycamp is intended for Hartsdale and Edgemont and the community center daycamp is intended for Fairview?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure 6:08 is just being sarcastic.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure 6:08 is just being sarcastic.

Anonymous said...

6:08 Not only a handful of people. A bunch of folks who are looking at a gigantic tax increase and they don't want to continue to pay for this "charity" any longer.

Anonymous said...

The Villages dont mind increases to the B budget. They and the Fairview voters can elect Paul. And will again and again. Nanananana.

Anonymous said...

The Nature Center is open to all of Greenburgh, not just unincorporated.

Anonymous said...

Would Anon at 11:31 on 8/4/08 please tell us where the State Comptroller said that "the Comptroller of NY stated that millons are being stolen by those that are medicaid." It would be interesting, but I haven't seen that.

Anonymous said...

Check Monday's Journal news. Front page where the comptroller of NY is stating his findings..

March 1996 NYT article said...

Center for Elderly Exposes Racial Tensions
Published: March 10, 1996
Seventeen years ago, Marge and Dennis Jones, an interracial couple six months into their marriage, were searching for a tolerant suburb where the passel of children they envisioned having would feel at ease. They moved into a four-bedroom Cape Cod in Greenburgh, a racially mixed town 15 miles north of New York City, and had four children. Mrs. Jones said her family had never encountered racial hostility.

"There is racial separation in Greenburgh," said Mrs. Jones, a 42-year-old high-school teacher, who is white. Her husband, a video editor, is black. "It happens in every community. But here it doesn't come from animosity or contempt."

She added, "We've had success stories."

Lately, in Greenburgh, nearly everyone wants to talk about the success stories: a well-integrated school system, a top-ranked swim team that town officials say is the most diverse in all of Westchester County, and scattered-site low-income housing that has been called a model for the county. The town clerk, Alfreda Williams, is the first black person to hold that post in Greenburgh's 200-year history.

But even here, in this largely middle-class town where black and white residents share many of the same concerns, the goal of integration can be elusive. Lately racial tensions have surfaced over an unlikely issue: a proposed recreation center that would primarily house programs for the elderly.

The center would be built in Anthony F. Veteran Park, 20 picturesque acres with 7 swimming pools and 19 tennis courts in a predominantly white neighborhood that is not accessible by public transportation. The new building, which town officials say would cost about $1 million, would replace the Steinberg Senior Center, which is in the predominantly white Edgemont section and has a primarily white clientele.

Everyone -- black and white -- agrees that the Steinberg Senior Center, donated to the town more than 20 years ago by a developer, should be closed because it is not wheelchair accessible.

But many black residents question the need for a new center when the town already has a building that houses recreational programs for the elderly, as well as for youths: the Fairview-Greenburgh Community Center, which is in a predominantly black neighborhood and is frequented mainly by blacks.

Built with Federal funds 30 years ago to provide recreational and educational services to minorities and the poor, the center came under town control less than two years ago, when a Federal contract expired. A sprawling building with a heated indoor pool and a gymnasium with a full basketball court and tennis courts, Fairview-Greenburgh expects to get a $2.1 million state grant to renovate and expand.

On Wednesday, the Town Council is expected to vote 3 to 2 in favor of the new center. The White Plains / Greenburgh branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sent a letter to the town board in January, saying that the center would be "costly, racially divisive" and would "not provide any additional services" in town.

Black residents poured into Town Hall meetings in January to voice their opposition. Why, they asked, can't Steinberg center users switch to the Fairview-Greenburgh center? Some said the new center would bring about a racial schism.

Many said they were concerned that their tax burden would increase, despite assurances from the Parks and Recreation Department that nearly all the money would come from an escrow fund started in the 1950's by developers for parks and recreation.

"Our main concern is taxes," said Thelma Washington, president of the civic association in Parkway Homes, a mostly black, middle-income neighborhood. "If they want to have a separate center, fine -- as long as we get the same services as everyone else. But as someone who was part of the civil rights movement, I can tell you separate is never equal."

Another woman, who spoke at a Town Hall meeting via speaker phone from her home in predominantly white Hartsdale, said she did not think elderly residents in "this part of town" should "be dragged over to Fairview-Greenburgh." She complained that the Fairview center had long received more than its share of taxpayers' dollars. "Our money should be spent locally on our own parks, facilities and clubs," she said.

Lester Adler, a lawyer and Town Council member, called those remarks abhorrent, but said his support for the new center was unwavering.

"I sternly disagree with the conclusion that the proposal was racially motivated," he said. "The merit of the proposal should rise and fall on its own, without regard to racial considerations. My hope is, in years to come, all of the community, including the minority community, will use it."

Asked why two buildings were needed to house programs for the elderly, he said that in a town as large as Greenburgh, 30.5 square miles, it was not unusual to have more than one recreational center for the elderly. "There are playgrounds all over town," he said. "There is room for facilities at more than one location."

The Fairview-Greenburgh center and the Steinberg center are administered by separate agencies. Fairview is run by a black woman, Barbara Perry, who is Commissioner of Community Resources. Steinberg is run by the Parks and Recreation Department, which is headed by a white man, Gerard Byrne. Mr. Adler said that if the proposed center is built, senior programs should be administered by one person. "I think what you have here is a bit of a turf war," he said.

Paul Feiner, the Town Supervisor, now plans to vote against the proposal, which he initially backed. Recently, he suggested a less costly compromise: enlarging an existing administrative building at Veteran Park. Mr. Feiner said his proposal, which has been greeted warmly by the leadership of the local N.A.A.C.P., would save the town money in maintenance and operating expenses.

"Initially, I was caught off guard," Mr. Feiner said of the N.A.A.C.P.'s opposition to the original proposal. "But a lot of what they were saying was worthy of consideration. If their objections were only racial, I would say, 'I'm not going to let them boss me around.' I thought maybe we could work out a better and cost-effective compromise."

Mr. Feiner said he was not convinced that a new 8,000-square-foot building was needed.

While backers of the proposed center say that 750 people are on the Steinberg center's mailing list, Mr. Feiner said records show the number of people actually enrolled in programs ranges from 6 to 38.

On a recent visit to the Steinberg Senior Center, a windowless 1,700-square-foot space in the basement of a shopping center, 20 elderly men and women, two of them black, were engrossed in card games or painting projects. A friendly game of bridge turned less friendly when the subject of the proposed center arose.

A black woman who participates in activities at both senior centers said she was opposed to the new building because costs to maintain and operate it would inevitably drive up taxes. But the woman, who refused to give her name, added that she would probably use it if it were built.

A white woman, Frances Stein, responded angrily: "You're getting all the money. You've got that beautiful indoor pool and everything. Why don't you use the center over near you, and we'll use the one over here?"

The black woman, the soul of suburban civility, smiled and reminded Ms. Stein that elderly residents from all areas of Greenburgh were welcome in all its buildings.

The truth is that neither center is as segregated as some residents seem to think.

A number of white residents already use the Fairview-Greenburgh center, although town officials say they do not know how many. Vivian Kaplan, 69, who lives in Hartsdale, takes advantage of both centers. She takes painting classes at Steinberg, and runs a Yiddish club, which has 20 Jewish members, at Fairview.

Some whites, she said, have confided that they fear going to Fairview. "I cannot conceptualize what this fear would be," said Mrs. Kaplan who worked for a stock brokerage firm until she retired last year. "The staff is wonderful and welcoming. I help with the kids in the after-school program and they are delightful, beautiful children. The kids over there are not interested in murdering or mugging anyone. They're doing their thing."

Although Mr. Feiner has been dismayed by the controversy, he said: "In some ways, I'm glad because it's forcing us to look at ourselves again, and work harder to make this town better

Anonymous said...

Proving what? That we have learned NOTHING!

Anonymous said...

Yep. That would be correct.

Anonymous said...

the 1996 NYT article says alot about Feiner. He would prefer spending less of our tax dollars on programs. Good for him!

Anonymous said...

It says a lot about Feiner and Greenburgh government in that very little has changed over the years.

Anonymous said...

I tried to go in TDYCC once. They looked at me like I was trespassing. I left.

darby crash said...

close the tdycc down or sell it.

Roz Leviatin said...

Racism is alive and well in Greenburgh! The NYT reprint is instructive and inspired me to find my 1996 response to the same issue, which I'm copying below. Today, we should be thanking the Lanza Family Foundation for its generous gift and willingness to continue providing needed programs in our community. Instead, the Anonymous assaults continue ... So sad!!


March 21, 1996

To the Greenburgh Town Board:

My letter to the Editor of the Reporter Dispatch, which appeared today, was not printed in its entirety although I had carefully edited it down to the word length they specify. I am therefore forwarding to you the letter as I had originally written it, prior to the severe editing required by the paper.

I attended the Greenburgh Town Board meeting on March 13th and listened with great sadness to the debate on the new multi-purpose center.

Many speakers, including Rachel Schoenbach, my 90-year-old mother, spoke warmly about the senior program, the array of activities, and the caring staff at the Fairview-Greenburgh Community Center. Even those at the meeting who were in favor of a facility at Town Park (either building a multi-purpose center or expanding the administration building to accommodate seniors at the Town Park) assured us of their everlasting devotion to the programs and funding of the Fairview Center. Unfortunately, everlasting devotion is never enough to ensure the continued existence of any program or facility -- especially from elected officials who may be out of office each November.

We should all remember that THE FAIRVIEW-GREENBURGH COMMUNITY CENTER IS, and has been for over 20 years, A MULTI-PURPOSE CENTER. There was audience grumbling at the meeting about "the race card," but, as a white resident of the Town of Greenburgh, I can only view a proposed second center (separate but equal?) as profoundly racist.

In 1972, my 11-year-old son got his first "Center card." Ted Young struggled in those years to encourage more white youngsters to participate in programs at the new "Community" Center. Transportation was available and vans were sent all over Hartsdale -- to return to the Center empty! My son was a proud member of the Center basketball team and, over the years, he and his younger brother enjoyed roller skating, classes in photography and karate, and a safe and nurturing atmosphere. Now my mother (and before her my mother-in-law) spends her days at the Fairview Center with other seniors -- swimming, eating lunch, exercising, playing bridge and bingo, taking classes, going on trips, and enjoying the warm and caring staff. There is still (as there always has been) room for many more. But if they won't come, is the solution to build a second building?

The additional joy of the MULTI-PURPOSE Fairview Center is that the seniors are not segregated -- my elderly mother visits with day care youngsters on the playground and has been invited by teen groups to participate in evening discussion groups and seminars, where she is always warmly welcomed and treated with respect.

If the Steinberg Center were housed in a wonderful facility on Central Avenue and the Fairview Center in a windowless basement on Manhattan Avenue, should the Town consider the expenditure of escrowed funds to build a SECOND "multi-purpose center" for our Fairview residents? I doubt that the issue would ever even be raised. If it were, I would argue just as strenuously against it -- as divisive, wasteful, redundant, and insulting to all residents of the Town!

Very truly yours,
Roz Leviatin

Anonymous said...

Dear Roz,

The real racists are the people running TDYCC who make it clear the center is for THEM.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the background history of your family and the center.
What's your point.
The place is what it is only for the residents of Fairview.
Does your mother contribute to the services and programs of the center or is she on the freebee list.
We all pay taxes to keep this place afloat while the town is getting deeper in debt for it's upkeep.
We do not use the center in Fairview because they have made it known that the place belongs to those within.
So please stop with your praising of the center because it has been a hater of people from the other side of the fence for a long time.
Too bad the whole town board goes along with their loosing ways until the residents start yelling that they have had enough with the taxes going toward a failing facility.
One thing that made residents see what was going on was the recent tax hike .
Now we started to check every penny that is going out especially with the center because no money is comming in.
Paul that's a great way to do business.
Open up your eyes and see how the Fairview community is screwing the public.

Roz Leviatin said...

The comments at 6:55 and 10:55 only amplify my point. It is beyond ludicrous to attempt a conversation with anyone wearing an anonymous hood.

Roz Leviatin

roz ducking the issue said...

roz - you are ducking the issue.

the tdycc should be privatized. it has become a divisive matter in the town that seems to only perpetuate division among peoples. the town can no longer afford it and its doubtful the town should be in the social services business anyway.

what has it really accomplished in 30 years other than to act as patronage mill? factor in the cost in any answer.

Good going Roz said...

I am a white Jewish male. I have visited the TDYCC many times and I have never experienced hate, as the cowardly Anonymous 10:55 A.M. states to exist.

I have seen plenty of hate, but it comes from the "lower" part of the town (and I mean that literally and figuratively), mostly from Edgemont.

Yes, there are bigots in Fairview (such as Cora Carey and Pat Weems) but they don't represent the community.

If the Edgemont crowd didn't believe that it is specially priveleged (in addition to being the most affluent) and understood the meaning of community, we wouldn't have most of the nasty disputes that we have.

Anonymous said...

oh yeas, the famous blame it on edgemont. Edgemont has no say in TDYCC.

Anonymous said...

Edgemont -- that is, Bernstein, McNally, O'Shea -- are not shy. They say plenty, but since they want to keep Veteran Park for themselves, they are shrewd enough not to even hint that the TDYCC is available to them.

Anonymous said...

Bob Bernstein is more supportive of TDYCC than anyone I know. All he wants is that all of Greenburgh should pay its FAIR share. Nothing more.

Anonymous said...

I am 8:33,

I didnt mention what McNally or O'Shea think about TDYCC because I dont know. But judgeing from your comment as to what Bernstien wants, YOU DONT KNOW EITHER.

Anonymous said...

So you're a man and jewish are we supposed to applaud you that you had no problem in getting into the center.
Oh I forgot you had mentioned that you were white also.
OOLALA

Anonymous said...

did you ever stop to think that the people in Edgemont don't need the Veteran Park.
Many of us have our own pools and some tennis courts in our back yards.
That's the reason that many of us don't give a hoot what is available to whom.
What we resent is paying taxes where many receive freebees .
Here the town is not being fair with all the residents of Greenburgh.
I saw the fees that the y in White Plains chargesw close to four hundred dollars for 18 sessions.
What is the fee for the Fairview center????????
Wake up Feiner.

Anonymous said...

Dear 9:01:

LMAO! Of course Edgemont needs Veterans! Where else will your campers swim? Where else will your school swim teams meet?

Oh....that's right, I forgot! No wonder you have the attitude that you have.....All of Greenburgh is paying Edgemont to use the pool! EXCLUSIVLY!

Anonymous said...

9:01 == Another Troll

No one I know in Edgemont would say we all have pools and some have tennis courts. Fact is, most dont.

All people in Edgemont want is fair charging of facilities.

Has no pool or tennis said...

9:01

Did you ever stop and think why Edgemonters have the reputations that they do? Re-read your crazy rantings and think about it.

AND... tough boogers on you too. You live in Greenburgh pal so get over it. Not Bronxville. Not Bedford. GREENBURGH and sorry to break it to ya, but you don't even live in a village. Nope. You have to mix it up with the other riff-raff in Unincorporated Greenburgh. Most likely for ever & ever. I'll bet it scares you.
hahaha!

has no pool or tennis said...

PS. Just for kicks, you should set your eyes on what the youth of Edgemont says about its community:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=edgemont

can't stop laughing said...

One more thing... BOO!
You don't live in SCARSDALE either.
hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Once again, trying to take the focus off Paul's failures.

And no one I know in Edgemont wants to live in Bedford.

Anonymous said...

No one in Beford would have you.

Anonymous said...

I think anyone with the money can buy a home in Bedford, but once again, when Paul cant solve his problems, blame Edgemont.

Anonymous said...

Money Magazine did not rate Bedford as one of the best places to live. They rated Greenburgh! Why would anyone want to move out of here?

Anonymous said...

Because who wants to live among the likes of 9:01.

Anonymous said...

Money Magazine's accolade should be a major source of embarrassment on both sides -
Greenburgh is NOT A SMALL CITY and needs to accept that Money Magazine's criteria for inclusion on the list were for SMALL CITIES!
Oooops. (But Feiner has never met an endorsement he didn't love.)

Anonymous said...

8:24

If you cant figure it by now -- 9:01 was a troll.

Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me what the last comment meant by troll.

Anonymous said...

A troll is someone who posts just to get a reaction, what he posts is not necessarily true, or even his beliefs.

Anonymous said...

"Do not feed the trolls" and its abbreviation DNFTT redirects here. For the Wikipedia essay, see "What is a troll?". For other uses see Troll (disambiguation).
An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial and usually irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the intention of baiting other users into an emotional response[1] or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.[2]

Anonymous said...

Thanks to William Bland who wrote the specs for the Lanza grant $167,000. It disturbs people when others try to take credit for doing nothing. But that's Valerie Whitehead MO - smile and fake it then take it
Ms. Whitehead needs to take credit for exposing 400 youth to her convicted felon nephews she hired 6at the TDYCC this summer.
Put the community center under Parks and Recreation where it belongs.

The budget at the community center been busted under Ms. Whitehead incompentence- paying people $4,000 for two weeks work while he was at his other job!!!!
Get her out Paul - Taxpayers let's get Paul out too!

juettner must go said...

who hired whitehead?
paul or the entire board?
if the whole board why not mention town board liason - diana do nothing juettner.

Anonymous said...

The liaison to the community center is Sonya Brown. The Juettner-obsessed resident of the Village of Ardsley who keeps venting his anger like this ought to do a little homework before pressing the send button.

dear feiner obsessed said...

who hired whitehead? wasnt it the whole town board?

if so why pick on feiner?
juettner is still a do nothing who votes 100% with feiner.

didnt juettner vote for whitehead?

Anonymous said...

The addled Ardsley resident who's so obsessed with Juettner assumes that anyone pointing out the Ardsley resident's obsession must in turn be obsessed with Feiner. How weird is that? The blogger merely said the liaison to the community center was Sonja Brown. I didn't see Feiner's name mentioned anywhere in the post. If there's a problem with Whitehead, and a lot of people think there is, what with all the nepotism and the high paying jobs, and the overtime, all town board members are equally responsible because she's serving as acting commissioner at their pleasure.

Anonymous said...

The addled Ardsley resident who's so obsessed with Juettner assumes that anyone pointing out the Ardsley resident's obsession must in turn be obsessed with Feiner. How weird is that? The blogger merely said the liaison to the community center was Sonja Brown. I didn't see Feiner's name mentioned anywhere in the post. If there's a problem with Whitehead, and a lot of people think there is, what with all the nepotism and the high paying jobs, and the overtime, all town board members are equally responsible because she's serving as acting commissioner at their pleasure.

Anonymous said...

clue me in, is this Ardsley person part of the group annoyed that they dont have use of Veterans (unless they are fireman, police, handicapped, related to one of said, etc etc etc.)

Anonymous said...

Yep, all he wants is access to Veteran and blames fellow Ardsley resident Juettner for not getting it for him. He needs to get a life.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that there are known fellons working at the community center.
I don't give a dam if it were the supervisors brother or sister they do not belong working with children or any other person using a facility that we the taxpayers pay taxes for its existance.
Why is all this money going out for services by these people.
We cannot sit back and let this go foward.
Misuse of our money has gone out throughout the existance of this center because the town board looked the other way.
Well now look at the rest of the programs in Fairview.
The housing authority owing close to a million in funds ,the Lois Bronz center running another charitaalbe institution and the center hiring and spending money like it was water.
Yes residents of Fairview do pay taxes but they are the ones that take advantage of the freebees.
There should be a thorough investigation into all three programs as to where is the money going and why.
If this is not done soon we the taxpayers will be looking at another high tax for the coming year and much more later.
This town board has closed their eyes to the goings on in Fairview for too long.
What the hell are you afraid of?