Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino wants to move $5.8 million from the 2011 budget for the Department of Social Services to pay correction officers at the same time he wants to raise the parent share of subsidized child care under DSS.
“To say that they have this $5.8 million surplus and then to say they don’t have any money for child care is absolutely ludicrous. It just doesn’t make any sense.”
— Legislator Alfreda Williams, D-Greenburgh, as reported by Elizabeth Ganga
“Astorino is bringing common sense to Westchester. These people that want to spend every penny we have and every penny we don’t have must be stopped.”
— Jerry Shanahan
Three Rye High School juniors have been charged in connection with the paddling of several younger boys in a hazing ritual.
As a 1971 graduate of Rye High with family members who span the years from 1968 to 2005, I dispute the notion that this is an ‘age old’ tradition. That a few thoughtless people can bring such shame to a great school is a disgrace. I hope the culprits are treated as the criminals they are and are charged to the fullest extent of the law.”
— Johanna Loddo
Today’s update on the story.
If you have information on the case, call 877-220-3560. or email TIPS@WCCOPS.com.
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