#TriedtoAskAstorino Redux: State of the County

On April 20, 2017, Rob Astorino sounded forth on the State of the County. It wasn’t an Ed Koch “How am I doing?” but more of a matter-of-fact “Here’s how I’m doing.” If We the People are going to demand he answer our questions regarding Westchester County, making things a wee bit awkward for the… Continue reading #TriedtoAskAstorino Redux: State of the County

Astorino’s Fatherhood Initiative

Parenting as a verb is coming into its own. As well it should be. People are taking this Frederick Douglass quote to heart these days: It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults. And it’s quite exciting to see sites like The Good Men Project open up the discussion, putting fathering… Continue reading Astorino’s Fatherhood Initiative

Rob Astorino’s nickname: Gastorino

Gastorino is the nickname many concerned homeowners in the paths of Spectra Energy’s deadly pipelines use for Rob Astorino.  Read further and you’ll see exactly why Astorino’s nickname is well-deserved.  On April 2nd, a rally to call attention to the policies of Rob Astorino was held in White Plains. Primarily organized by students at Mamaroneck… Continue reading Rob Astorino’s nickname: Gastorino

Astorino Kills Air Time

Astorino Watch is a collective of Westchester County residents watching – and in this case listening – to County Executive Rob Astorino.  Here are the thoughts of a decorated Vietnam veteran after only 30 minutes of Astorino’s subbing on WOR this week.  I was startled recently when I turned on WOR radio in the morning… Continue reading Astorino Kills Air Time

Westchester v. Erie: County Executive Envy

During these times that try people’s souls, Westchester County residents are experiencing County Executive envy.  Particularly when Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz is answering the very question we’ve #TriedtoAskAstorino: How will the Donald Trump budget affect Westchester? This is a fair and reasonable question. Yet Rob Astorino skirts around it at every Ask Astorino… Continue reading Westchester v. Erie: County Executive Envy

Astorino’s Budget Game

This infographic tells you everything you need to know about how Rob Astorino is handling the Westchester County budget. Running repeatedly on lower county property taxes, Rob Astorino has made lower property taxes a campaign talking point rather than a real issue. Incidentally, have your town or village property taxes remained the same over the past… Continue reading Astorino’s Budget Game

The Kids are All Right

While the controlled messaging from the Ask Astorino events paints a rosy portrait of Rob Astorino’s tenure as County Executive, outside those venues, Westchester residents are waking up. On Sunday, April 2nd, it was the kids who spoke out. Organized by Mamaroneck High School Young Democrats, people gathered to exercise their First Amendment right to… Continue reading The Kids are All Right