Police say four people were inside the car when it rolled over into a yard. The two women were pronounced dead at the scene, while the two men were taken to area hospitals.
A Special Common Council Meeting was scheduled Saturday, for the following Tuesday, the 22nd, before Thanksgiving. Many elected representatives of Port Jervis, New York were ill-notified of the session, and subsequently, the public, which was in poor attendance of the most recent engagement this past Monday. With topics for public discussion on the Port Jervis Ambulance Corps and our current local water crisis, it is with high hopes that one expects the press to be present, and perhaps even a better turnout than the most recent Monday Common Council Meeting.
The Port Jervis Ambulance Corp, an independent body unconnected to the city, was once a wholly volunteer organization. However, in more recent years since it was originally organized, it has paid EMTs and Paramedics, in order to offset the costs of their training. Unfortunately, it has had to close due to its services remaining unpaid for by those that utilize it.
Second on the agenda is the current state of Port Jervis water. Where we aren’t discussing the drying reservoir system, we are most certainly speaking about the water quality in the city and its plumbing. The costs of renovating the piping and cleaning up the water as a whole is something of great debate for residents.
Again, please make it to the Special Common Council Meeting Monday in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building of Port Jervis, 20 Hammond Street, at 6pm.
The political revolution is on. Many people, especially those that fell in love with Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein, are not alone. Believe it or not, Donald Trump was more of a protest vote than voting for Evan McMullin, and here’s why, bigly:
Early on, the challenge was real. Working-class Americans, riding the poverty line and relocating time and time again to stay afloat made the choice clear. They weren’t having any of the Democrats -with the except of Bernie- because they were only going to add to the budget and stack on the taxes.
The GOP, Republicans, and Libertarians (i.e. Gov. Gary Johnson), are known well for not only stripping the budget down bare, including social services and Planned Parenthood unfortunately, but are most well known for lowering taxes across the board. For example, I don’t live in a Democrats’ big city, I no longer live in a college town that can successfully run Greens, but I live in my small hometown in New York, with an economy that is finally looking to come back from the hit it took in the 80s. The biggest reason for that, is the Republicans that continually run on a platform of lowering property taxes, in a town with declining property values due to absentee landlords and subsidy programs that are abused.
Locally, neoliberal leaning policies such as NAFTA have taken a huge hit out on communities the size of mine, in areas similar to mine, where there’s space to work with, but good-paying jobs are at least a half hour away, and it’s unlikely that more will bloom here. Moderate Democrats, perhaps those that could be called Berniecrats, are who we need to uplift at the Federal level now, and at the state level, with Greens and other third parties, as we transition into a Trump presidency propelled by the tossing-out of lobby interests and tax-raisers from Wall Street- looking at you Chuck Schumer. This change isn’t really anything new, but with the growth of social media and citizen journalism, a compelling push towards a direct democratic system is evident.
Now if only we can make this actually about economics, and not about hate… Trust me, we’re working on it, Dems, Reps, Greens, and everyone that hates politics, we all care about each other. We really need to talk, because quite frankly, it always comes down to sociolinguistics, but we’ll talk about everything else and economics and democracy before that. At least I think so.
Hate me, for rationalizing Trump / how we got Trump? Let’s talk about it.
Hate me for being an openly transgender woman? Let’s talk about it.
Hate me for being a journalist, philosopher, poet, activist, artist? Fuck you, let’s talk about it. 😉
I’m excited to return to blogging, after a few months’ hiatus, at a time when many I follow are focused on national politics and the recent election of President-elect Donald Trump. Locally, the election meant a lot more to me, seeing more tangible effects, and a write-in campaign on the part of myself, Todd Kowinsky in my ward as well, and Maria Mann in the Second Ward, all losing to the two candidates that ran more or less together on the Republican line. Politics aside, I spent the good portion of that time writing and compiling a poetry series and a forthcoming poetry chapbooks, to be discussed in detail in another article.
Here, I want to say thank you to all those coming to this blog from BriezyMelodie. That site will stay up until of it’s work is organized into a page off of this site (perhaps). Organizing all the places that I keep and create content is an arduous task that I haven’t encountered to this level, and look forward to, in addition to creating new content and doing reporting.
Today is the National Day of Action in Solidarity with Standing Rock, as well as Staples’ American Recycling Day. To further assist those Water Protectors who #StandWithStandingRock, here’s info:
Find a local action to support the International Day of Action on November 15th
To find the nearest event, visit the #NoDAPL International Day of Action homepage
Donate to support the people resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline
Chip in to support the Standing Rock Sioux
Donate items from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List
Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund
Support the Sacred Stone Camp
Call the decision-makers to tell them to stop this pipeline:
Army Corps of Engineers
Demand that they reverse the permit to build the pipeline: +1 202 761 5903
Energy Transfer Partners (the company building the pipeline)
Lee Hanse, Executive Vice President: +1 210 403 6455, Lee.Hanse@energytransfer.com
Glenn Emery, Vice President: +1 210 403 6762, Glenn.Emery@energytransfer.com
Michael (Cliff) Waters, Lead Analyst: +1 713 989 2404, Michael.Waters@energytransfer.com
North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple
Demand that he stop the use of state violence against peaceful protestors: +1 701 328 2200.
The White House
Tell President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline: +1 202 456 1111, +1 202 456 1414.
If you are a customer of the banks investing in the project, you can call their customer service or press contact lines and demand that they drop funding for the pipeline.
Customer service: +47 915 04 800
Press: +47 400 16 744, Even.Westerveld@dnb.no
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Press: +1 212 250 7171, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Customer service: +1 877 886 5050
Press office: +31 20 576 5000
Raymond Vermeulen, Head of Media Relations: +31 20 576 63 69 email@example.com
Royal Bank of Canada
Customer service: +1 800 769 2553
(Atlantic Canada) Lori Smith; Office: +1 902 421 8121 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Quebec) Denis Dube; Office: +1 514 874 6556 Email: email@example.com
(Toronto) Mark Hamill; Office: +1 416 974 3900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Ontario South West) Saira Husain; Office: +1 905 639 5404 Email: email@example.com
(Ontario North and East) Anika Reza; Office: +1 613 291 3520 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario) Robb Ritch Office: +1 204 988 3516 Email: email@example.com
(Alberta, NWT, Yukon and Nunavut) Pamela Brown; Office: +1 403 292 3372 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(British Columbia) Ian Colvin; Office: +1 604 665 4031 Email: email@example.com
Customer service: +1 888 751 9000
Press contact: Judith.Schmidt@td.com
Customer Service: +1 866 222 3456
TD Corporate and Public Affairs, Alison Ford: +1 416 982 5401
TD Investor Relations: +1 416 308 9030
Customer service: +11 41 848 880 844
Press contact: Tel. +41 844 33 88 44
(USA) Karina Byrne: +1 212 538 83 61
(EMEA/UK) Christiana Marran (Head Communications EMEA/UK): +44 207 888 89 11
(Switzerland) Christoph Meier (Head Media Relations): +41 44 334 58 88
Customer service: +1 800 354 9103
Press contact: +1 212 882 5857
Royal Bank of Scotland
Customer service: +11 44 118 373 2181
Press contact: +44131 523 4205
Chris Turner, Director of Media Relations: +44 20 7672 4515
Customer relations: +33 1 42 14 31 69
Press contact: +33 1 42 13 23 49
Florence Schwob, Media Relations Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Customer service: email@example.com, +33 1 44 73 26 74
LCL Banque et Assurance: + 33 1 42 95 70 00
Customer Service: +1 800 266 7277
Christina Anderson, Press contact: +1 205 524 5214 firstname.lastname@example.org
Al Ortiz, Press contact: +1 281 433 5640 email@example.com
Customer Service: +33 157 082 200 (worldwide)
Julia Boyce, Head of Media Relations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Customer Service: +1 800 472 6842
Rick Roth, Media Relations: +1 416 933 1795, email@example.com
Kate Simandl, Media Relations: +1 416 866 6806, firstname.lastname@example.org
Customer Service: +1 800 786 8787
Sue Mallino, Chief Communications Officer: +1 404 813 0463, email@example.com
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ
Customer Service: +1 800 2121 1034 (international toll free, where available), +81 3 3512 5105, firstname.lastname@example.org
Press for MUFJ (financial group parent company):
Lauren Sambrotto: +1 212 782 4909, email@example.com
Daniel Weidman: +1 213 236 4050 firstname.lastname@example.org
Customer Service: +120 324 638, email@example.com
Patrick Phalon, VP Media Relations: 212 282 3867
ABN Amro Capital
Customer Service: +31 10 241 1720
Hans van Zon, Head of Public Relations: +31 20 383 4483, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brigitte Seegers, Senior International Press Officer: +31 20 628 3365, email@example.com
Sign petitions asking President Obama to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline:
Via Credo Action
Thank you for reading friends,