I agree with forest spirit. Bernstein is not really committed to greenburgh- he has an agenda and isn't even interested in being a full time Supervisor. This is not what we need. Plus, Paul's replies to accusations are convincing. He's not perfect, but he's honest and has done a good job for us. View Comment
Have to point out that your colleague "Pizzaman" accused me of being paid to comment positively about Feiner, so I suppose you might agree that he has no interest in an intelligent conversation? I didn't notice you calling Pizzaman out for that ridiculous and insulting claim. View Comment
Sherrie? You think I'm Sherrie Feiner? No, dear, you are way off base. I have never even met Sherrie Feiner and wouldn't know her if I tripped on her Your problem is you can't believe that actual unrelated, independent residents of this town *like* the job Paul has done for the town. Not everything, but enough to make our quality of life better, and enough to vote for him. Try to lower your paranoia level - it is not helping your argument. View Comment
1. Re "child killer", read the comments: http://greenburgh.dailyvoice.com/politics/supporters-opponents-voice-views-game-referendum
2. I didn't say I have "been here" for a year - I get the feed and sometimes read stories and less often read the comments and even less often respond to comments others have posted, when I find them particularly absurd, like the above "chld killer" comment. This site has a long way to go before it's top notch journalism, having nothing to do with the obsession against Feiner on some commenters' parts.
3. I formed my opinion of Mr. Bernstein at the Verizon meeting I mentioned and at a few other meetings in its aftermath. I have spent almost no time thinking about him or listening to him, but the impression he made has not faded. You're free to support him, and I'm free not to. But it's the knee-jerk blaming of everything on Feiner- opinions stated as facts - that I find irritating, and that I am calling out.
4. I have not been insulting, you have called me a troll and accused me of being paid to write here which is not only ridiculous, it's also insulting.
Thank you for the link. View Comment
No, I don't read that blog. I had vaguely heard of it and just now went there and read a sampling of its posts and can see that it is not in any way a reliable, objective news source. And I never said I was simple, or a lady, and surely not that I know nothing. I am a resident of Greenburgh - yes, a woman - trying to have a dialogue, and I object to your tone and insulting language. View Comment
I'm a taxpaying, longtime resident of this town who disagrees with you, and that makes me a troll? Keep talking to yourself - I tried to start a dialogue here about the ridiculous demonizing of Paul Feiner but I should have known better. You;re not interested in the truth, you're not even interested in engaging in a conversation where you attempt to convince other citizens with actual arguments and evidence. You just want to repeat your innuendo and accusations, while seeing your fake names in print, and insulting someone who disagrees with you. Nice supporter(s), Mr. Bernstein. View Comment
I couldn't care less what you are "buying", and I'm not the one with shtick. I referred to the rabid anti-Feiner cabal *here*, meaning here on this site, and what I was referring to were comments that I have seen here in the last year, blaming Paul for anything and everything. I've commented on it before on this site - feel free to look at my history. And yes, calling someone a child killer is defamatory, and hinting at nefarious doings by using words like "corruption" is innuendo. So maybe it's a group of anti-Feiner people who see him as the devil incarnate, or maybe it's one person pretending to be more for effect. Don't know, don't care. But I'd need actual evidence of wrongdoing to be convinced, not just you or anyone else merely saying so. View Comment
I assure you I am neither, nor do I even know who you're talking about. I'm just a Greenburgh homeowner who moved here with my husband and kids over 20 years ago, and while I haven't always agreed with all of Paul's positions, I have always found him to be responsive and helpful when problems and issues have come up- from helping with Con Ed emergencies, to running interference with various town departments, to always being willing to listen to and support suggestions by residents to improve services, such as an ongoing discussion about getting the water department to join the 20th let alone 21st century and have online records and bill payment online. His staying accessible to constituents at any hour of the day or night makes our quality of life better. You don't get that with faceless, arms-length bureaucrats. And throwing around words like "incompetence" and "corruption" doesn't make it so. This is not a campaign ad.
Now I have to ask you why you have mentioned a "gated community in Boulder Ridge" twice in this thread, as if readers will understand your veiled innuendo. Would you please spell out what you are implying, so we can see what you're talking about?
True, you can't speak for Bob Bernstein unless you are him - which I'd have no way of knowing one way or the other. I disagree that Edgemont secession is irrelevant because as a long time (over 20 years) resident of unincorporated Greenburgh I am concerned about the effect that secession might have on those of us who were not willing to pay the inflated home prices at that time for very small houses in the river towns and Scarsdale-adjunct and found much greater value in the unincorporated town. You seem to assume that residents of unincorporated Greenburgh live in apartments with landlords, which I find quite curious and rather condescending. Come out and take a look around unincorporated Greenburgh - you might be surprised by what you find here.
I never suggested that Mr. Bernstein was unintelligent, I said he was rude and self-absorbed. But I'd be interested in hearing exactly how he has saved the taxpayers money - I mean that, I would like to hear something specific from you about that, not just an unsupported assertion to that effect, as I don't know what you're referring to. Thank you. View Comment
Another rude and obnoxious comment, which seems to be the culture here. I have no idea what the context of that story about Mr. Jones is, so I can't respond. If that outburst was unprovoked, I'd certainly have a problem with it, and in general I think it is more effective and appropriate to have a dialogue with people rather than shutting them down. But I suspect there's a hell of a lot more to the story than a councilman out of the blue being rude to a constituent. Perhaps you'd like to fill that in, rather than quoting something way out of context. I wasn't there, I have no idea what was going on at that meeting, and you didn't tell me.
As for your suggestion that I pack and leave town -great way to convince a fellow taxpayer and long-time resident that you actually have a correct point of view. All you've done is further convince me that there is a rabid anti-Feiner cabal here - possibly only one or two loudmouths using several different names to give the appearance of numbers, I don't know - who post defamatory innuendo without providing evidence, and who will do and say anything to further their aims. If you think you are going to convince anyone with this kind of approach, you're the one who is delusional. View Comment
Civility? I recall an open hearing several years back regarding adding the option of Verizon cable to the town which would allow residents to have a choice in their cable service, breaking the Cablevision monopoly when Mr. Bernstein was anything but civil, monopolizing the microphone, rudely attacking the Supervisor and the Board, and otherwise promoting himself and his views in anything but a civil manner. His performance that night was the first time I became aware of him, and it was so out of line that I've not had any reason to change my opinion about him since then. We don't need that kind of leadership in our town. View Comment
That's very interesting, and not surprising - so his desire to have Edgemont secede is just grandstanding? troublemaking? That makes me even more turned off by him and his tactics - it's all just a bid for attention. Shameful. And since you didn't respond to my description of him being rude and self-absorbed, I gather you agree. That's something anyway. View Comment