Northrop Grumman would expand on Long Island if it wins big def...

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Tom Vice, the recently-appointed head of Northrop Grumman Corp's operations on Long Island, told a business group Monday night that the company would expand on the Island if it wins competitions it is bidding ...
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Right man righ ttime

Hampton Bays, NY

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#41
Feb 6, 2008
 
I said it back in 2003, Steve Levy was the right man at the right time for Suffolk. He won the County Executive seat and proved that I was right.
The only way Tom Suozzi can keep up with Steve is to put on roller skates like Phil Nolan suggested tonight at the State of the County address. Keep up the good work Steve. Bring Grumman to Suffolk County!!!!!!
RB
Retired Grumman

West Palm Beach, FL

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#42
Feb 6, 2008
 
depression down there wrote:
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Florida is currently the hardest hit state in the country for real estate. it is a depression down there right now. You can see 4 or 5 houses in a row up for sale and the asking price in many many areas is under, well under a hundred grand. If you bought in the 80s you might be able to get even money today but I seriously doubt it. Talent pool work in WalMarts and Hess gas stations.
Just came back it is scary to say the least, literally 4 or 5 in a row!
Don't make a snap judgement on what you think you saw.The talent pool is available and most of us don't have to work because we have to.We work when we want to.If you bought in the 80's your investment is worth double plus what you paid .You are talking out of your a$$.
Hardcore Dem

Bronx, NY

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#43
Feb 6, 2008
 
DUH wrote:
IT is stupid sin ce long island is an island and if you ever planned on expanding on Long Island again there might not be any land left to do so. They could have rented or leased the land instead of selling it.
MY father was laid off from grumman and my grandfather retired from there. I just think its stupid for grumman to try to come back. When they went under it left long island in a horrible mess. Do we really need that again?
YES!
Richplus

Edison, NJ

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#44
Feb 7, 2008
 
I do not believe Suffolk can enjoy any more business with tax advantages. It is time we find a way increase the tax base, remove spending where it does not need to be, and bucke up for a strmy ride. On the verge of a recession, we cannot afford to have companies have county governments bid against one another to get a tax advantage that cost us more in the long run.
deborah zilnicki

Jackson, NJ

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#45
Feb 7, 2008
 
i would openly welcome grumman home to suffolk, after so many years. they need to be back at there former facility. the calverton site has been such an eyesore for so many years. even with all the proposals for this that and the other, just faded away. come home!!!!!!!!
Hardcore Dem

Bronx, NY

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#46
Feb 7, 2008
 
DoD treachery wrote:
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You got it in one, Waldo. Not to mention Long Island has suddenly become "strategic" again thanks to that psycho in the White House taking a big dump all over the middle east.
If he attacks Iran he's going to piss off Russia AND Europe, and Hillary will allow the military/industrial complex to continue doing what he started - although it's a tossup as to whether she'll do it because she's corruptable or because her lack of military experience means it will be easy to give her the mushroom treatment.
You are by word, thought,(lack there of)and deed a moron!
Hardcore Dem

Bronx, NY

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#47
Feb 7, 2008
 
Richplus wrote:
I do not believe Suffolk can enjoy any more business with tax advantages. It is time we find a way increase the tax base, remove spending where it does not need to be, and bucke up for a strmy ride. On the verge of a recession, we cannot afford to have companies have county governments bid against one another to get a tax advantage that cost us more in the long run.
Kick the skislope joke to the curb! Have the Calverton site GIVEN YES GIVEN to Grumman----Period
Hardcore Dem

Bronx, NY

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#48
Feb 7, 2008
 
clarence wrote:
Why not locate at Gabreski Airport? They just finished an environmental study and have about 60 acres available with all kinds of economic incentives. Any why not???
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Tom

Bronx, NY

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#49
Feb 7, 2008
 
Riverhead will, without trying, screw up the Calverton site as you can see with what their doing now. Take it back Grumman before it's too late. Mount Calverton, what a joke. Can you just picture Mount Calverton looking over our brave military men at Calverton National. Give it up Riverhead and stop f****** it up.
NIMBY Island

Trumbull, CT

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#50
Feb 7, 2008
 
Question:

What do you get when you elect Italians and Poles to run your town?

Answer:

An indoor ski mountain.
Ed Burke

Coram, NY

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#51
Feb 7, 2008
 
Riverhead has had many people make many promises about grand construction schemes all around town for a long time. The mountain is at least from a group with money who are willing to put it where their mouth is, and i agree with my elected officials that is the proof of progress. Money Talks, and Bull Zhit Walks !
poor investment

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#52
Feb 7, 2008
 
Retired Grumman wrote:
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Don't make a snap judgement on what you think you saw.The talent pool is available and most of us don't have to work because we have to.We work when we want to.If you bought in the 80's your investment is worth double plus what you paid .You are talking out of your a$$.
Double nothing is still nothing. An a$$ up here is a rocket scientist down there. If you don't have to work there is a reason, it is dirt cheap. Unfortunately it is destined to stay that way.
we all suffer

Teaneck, NJ

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#53
Feb 10, 2008
 
HiTech wrote:
I hope you aren't serious...illegals cannot work there...proof of american citizenship is required..Actually you made me laugh quite a bit by your comment which shows me that you certainly would not be qualified, sorry, try Wendy's
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I wuold not ever work in the useless aerospace industry the pay sucks . I have a six figure city job . Let some sucker have the job .
we all suffer

Teaneck, NJ

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#54
Feb 10, 2008
 
High tech needs to get a clue because the aerospace industry pays shit . One of my family members owns part of a very large aerospace machine shop and my good friend works in one . 18 to 25 dollars an hour sux . Try having a family on Long Island and living on an aerospace salary you schmuc#
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Belmar, NJ

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#55
Feb 11, 2008
 
I'm all for it
Working NG in Melb FL

Cocoa Beach, FL

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#56
Feb 25, 2008
 
Dear Retired Grumman - Pt.St.Lucie -
"The first move is the hardest.They should move and consolidate those operations left to Melbourne where the cost of living and doing business is a lot cheaper.The talent pool is better due to the Cape and all the contractors in the area.Houses are reasonable.I relocated in the 80's and never regreted it."
You live in Florida now and how can you say the "cost of living and doing business is alot cheaper down here?"
Have you been out of your house lately, or paid any electric bills, car insurance, homeowners insurance, property taxes? The cost is comparable to NY now. 15 years ago when I moved here it was cheaper then, not now.
Ex-Bethpager

United States

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#57
May 10, 2008
 
we all suffer wrote:
<quoted text>I wuold not ever work in the useless aerospace industry the pay sucks . I have a six figure city job . Let some sucker have the job .
Unfortunately a six figure salary ain't what it use to be livin' on the Island.......OR in New York for that matter......
Als

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#58
Jan 7, 2009
 
My father was an airframe engineer for Grumman from 1969 to when he was laid off in 1994. Though it probably will never be what it was - to all those who are opposed - I was almost an f-14 pilot - passed all my requirements and mom talked me out of it - regret it to this day. I have a great job but am trying to be a school teacher now. To anyone reading this: from 1975 to the mid 90's our math and science scores were #1 in the nation - Grumman did more for Long Island than most know about - especially the ignorant people writing negative blogs opposed to it coming back. Most of our children are leaving this island in droves because the best they can hope for is 10 dollars an hour at Walmart or Target. Teaching/Police or Govt is all thats left and believe me its saturated. Please Northrop Grumman come back!!!!!!!!
Grumman Tech

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#59
Jun 28, 2010
 
You can thank Renzo Caperali and all the other money hungry creeps that sold out Grumman and retired filthy rich. They made a fortune believe me!! Grumman didn't have to go under. I wish George Skurla could have lived another 50 years. This would have never happened!

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