Paladino plans his appeal as school board seeks to fill his seat

08/17/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

Past conflicts on the fractious Buffalo school board have been the subject of much criticism and have led to high turnover among the district’s leadership. | AP Photo/David Duprey ALBANY — Controversial developer Carl Paladino plans to fight state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia’s decision to remove him from the Buffalo school district’s Board of Education. “We have every intention of challenging this determination,” Paladino’s lead attorney, former state attorney general Dennis Vacco, told POLITICO New York on Thursday. “We’re disappointed mostly because we believe that an effective voice on behalf of the taxpayers and the students in the Buffalo school district has been removed.”Story Continued Below In a decision released Thursday morning, Elia dismissed Paladino from the board for disclosing […]

Tenney, In Statement, Urges Trump To Continue To Condemn Bigotry and more

08/17/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

Tenney, In Statement, Urges Trump To Continue To Condemn Bigotry – From the Morning Memo: Rep. Claudia Tenney in a statement on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to continue to condemn racial hatred and bigotry in the wake of the Charlottesville clashes on Saturday. The statement was released after Democrats criticized her initial reaction backing the president for suggesting “both sides” were to blame for the violent unrest in the city. “On Saturday, I immediately condemned in the strongest terms possible this tragic display of white supremacy and called on Americans to join together to condemn these acts of intolerance and bigotry, which have no place in our society or our political discourse,” Tenney said. “I urge the President to […]

Tenney, In Statement, Urges Trump To Continue To Condemn Bigotry

08/17/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

From the Morning Memo: Rep. Claudia Tenney in a statement on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to continue to condemn racial hatred and bigotry in the wake of the Charlottesville clashes on Saturday. The statement was released after Democrats criticized her initial reaction backing the president for suggesting “both sides” were to blame for the violent unrest in the city. “On Saturday, I immediately condemned in the strongest terms possible this tragic display of white supremacy and called on Americans to join together to condemn these acts of intolerance and bigotry, which have no place in our society or our political discourse,” Tenney said. “I urge the President to continue to denounce white supremacy, racism and intolerance and work to […]

New York Times opinion editor testifies in Palin defamation lawsuit and more

08/16/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

New York Times opinion editor testifies in Palin defamation lawsuit – James Bennet’s testimony, given in federal district court in Lower Manhattan, was the focus of an evidentiary hearing in the suit over the editorial. | AP Photo James Bennet, the editor of the New York Times’ editorial page, testified Wednesday that he did not consult the paper’s previously published columns and news reports when he rewrote an editorial in June that said a political action committee associated with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin had circulated a map that showed crosshairs targeting several members of Congress. Bennet’s testimony, given in federal district court in Lower Manhattan, was the focus of an evidentiary hearing in the suit over the editorial, which […]

The death (and new life) of helicopter commuting in New York (Video)

08/16/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

Fifty years ago, a helicopter company called New York Airways whisked passengers from the rooftop of the iconic Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan to any city airport in just 10 minutes. A fatal accident in 1977, however, brought the era to an end. Donald Trump, years later (and years before he became president), would also attempt to launch a helicopter shuttle service, but according to the New York Times, it fizzled. These days, new technology could open a new chapter in short-distance airborne…