Village Board Election
done deal

Hempstead, NY

#21 Mar 1, 2009
Tom Pardo has the right idea, but is a bit harsh in his wording. This election is not to outlaw the Civic Progress Party, which may be elitist but not a hate organization. The idea is to get one of the two mayoral candidates elected to end their hold on all five village board seats after 42 years. Joe Krupinski is running because he cares more about Sea Cliff than anybody else in town that I can think of. Bruce Kennedy was a promising candidate until he got caught up in a bit of deception to the voting public. Plus he's on an ego trip in this campaign, thinking all of his posters will get him elected. No, vote Row B (Joe Krupinski of the Village Green Party) as the Best Bet in this race.
hardy boy

Hempstead, NY

#22 Mar 1, 2009
Don't forget the March 5 debate at the Sea Cliff School auditorium, folks. This is your chance to ask questions of the three mayoral candidates and find out what makes them tick. Mike Hunt, we would like to see you there. We've got a reserved seat in the front row next to Jim Foote and Walter Kaider. Moderator John Canning will be watching over you three.
hardy girl

Brooklyn, NY

#23 Mar 2, 2009
There's a snowstorm, library is closed but village hall is open, nice going, ladies. They are a loyal group of workers. The election is jusst 16 days away. We haven't heard from Bob Haim, Civic Progress must have him under wraps. Meanwhile, Joe Krupinski and Bruce Kennedy actively joust with each other.(Let's hope they can be friends again after the election is over).
Done Deal

New Canaan, CT

#24 Mar 3, 2009
A reliable source tells us that Bruce Kennedy and Joe Krupinski were taking copious notes at the village board conference the other night. The session turned into a peek at the new budget, which won't be settled until a new mayor is elected. Bob Haim was strangely quiet and even got lost in the review by the village clerk. He wasn't on the same page as the others. That doesn't bode well if Haim is elected. Kennedy and Krupinski paid more attention than he did. Kennedy and Krupinski are neck-and-neck in this race. What happens in the debate will tell a lot, but not everything. Popularity will also count.
Polly Graff

New Canaan, CT

#25 Mar 3, 2009
Bob Haim is fading fast. The two best horses in this race are Bruce Kennedy and Joe Krupinski, not necessarily in that order. Kennedy has a handle on village affairs and the code book. So does Krupinski, who might be more locked in on the concerns and emotions of the people. Who would serve us better is anybody's guess. Both have admirable assets. In any case, we're going to have a new administration which will make Sea Cliff a better place to live and do business. Would I lie?
Done Deal

New Canaan, CT

#26 Mar 4, 2009
Who does Don Wrong think he is. He just doesn't get it. He should read a biography on Benjamin Franklin, who used pseudonyms all the time in Poor Richard's Almanac and his Pennsylvania Gazette. He should also be informed that Samuel Langford Clemens wrote under the name of Mark Twain to protect himself from clueless critics like Don Wrong. Don't get me Wrong, I believe in the Freedom Of Speech, but Don Wrong is a kook.
Don WRONG wrote:
Don Wright should not be allowed on any website to post. It has been Joe Krupinski under a false name. Guys a complete looney tune.
Polly Graff

New Canaan, CT

#27 Mar 4, 2009
Just read Done Deal's message to Don Wrong, and Deal is right on the mark. Joe Krupinski did no wrong in using a pseudonym in a few letters to the editor of the Gazette. He merely wanted to impart more information about the election to the voting public. Since the Gazette only accepts one letter per week to a writer, Joe could only use an alias to get another issue across to the readers. This is an important election in Sea Cliff and the more we know, the better chance we have to make the right selection. The latest, as I understand it, is that Bob Haim is slipping in the Gallop Poll with only 28 percent acceptance. Joe Krupinski and Bruce Kennedy are dead even with 36 percent apiece. Would I lie?
joe krupinski

New Canaan, CT

#28 Mar 5, 2009
Tom Pardo has the right idea, but is bit harsh in his presentation. We can't outlaw the Civic Progress Party because it is a legitimate organization. It may be run by an elitist group, but it's not a hate organization. In fact, eveybody is pretty friendly except around election time. It would be healthy for the village to break the Civic Progress monopoly on village board seats for the past 42 years. Either Bruce Kennedy or myself will accomplish that if the voters who don't like the status quo come out in droves on March 18 at the public works garage. Bob Haim, unfortunately, stands for more of the same old stuff. We need benevolent change of the way village government treats its residents and businesses. Sea Cliff will then flourish, you'll see.
hardy boy

New Canaan, CT

#29 Mar 6, 2009
Well, I told you so. The Meet the Candidates debate was worth every minute. If you missed it, shame on you. My sampling of people leaving the auditorium thought that Joe Krupinski was the most relaxed of the three and calmly asked the questions as if he were having a conversation with you. Bob Haim was full of statistics and numbers, which showed his experience but lacked the charisma that Krupinski had. Bruce Kennedy was visibly nervous but also showed that he knew his stuff about Sea Cliff. It's anybody game in what should be a down-to-the-wire finish. But the feeling is that Civic Progress is on the ropes against Krupinski and Kennedy and is scared ----less, pardon the expression, about losing their monopoly on the village board seats.There will be a new mayor, but it won't be Bob Haim.
Reality Check

Norwalk, CT

#30 Mar 6, 2009
How many of these posts are written by Joe Krupinski under a fake name
Ron Collura

Neptune, NJ

#31 Mar 9, 2009
Joe is showing signs of dementia, poor old guy.
Polly Graff

New Canaan, CT

#32 Mar 9, 2009
Reality Check and Ron Collura are welcome new members of the village election blogsters. Reality (that's got to be Jim Foote, who can't pronounce the name John Reali) is way off base. We may be Friends of Joe Krupinski, but we try to be as objective as we can in this sinewy campaign. Wud I lie?
Hardy Boy

New Canaan, CT

#33 Mar 9, 2009
If we were gullible, we would think: What kind of a guy is Ron Collura dissing Joe Krupinski after the way he has helped him in his crises at the deli. But it's obvious that the bloggery is the drivel of Walter Kaider who has nothing better to do. Dementia? Like a fox. Word is, among those who know Sea Cliff political history, Mr. Kaider was the mole in the inner circle of the New Village Party because Civic Progress seemed to know every move the new party was making. Now he's a double agent for Bruce Kennedy and the Civic Progress Party, trying to trash-talk Joe Krupinski, the acknowledged front-runner in this race, as "old" as he is. Come out of your hole, mole, and face the wrath of the real Ron Collura.
Done Deal

New Canaan, CT

#34 Mar 9, 2009
Dear Polly and Hardy B.: You guys are quite perceptive. Aren't Foote and Kaider the two scallywags who put up the "Joe Krupinski Is a Fraud" posters. What do you think would happen if the Theodore Roosevelt Association heard about their skulduggery? TR the Actor might lose all of his gigs. But Joe Krupinski has too much integrity to treat his frenemies that way. Vote Row B, baby.
Little Susie

New Canaan, CT

#35 Mar 9, 2009
Row, row, row your B. Joe Krupinski is for me.
Polly Graff

New Canaan, CT

#36 Mar 10, 2009
What we need is a mayor with charisma, a friendly manner and a genuine feeling of concern for his fellow Sea Cliff residents. That candidate of the three is Joe Krupinski. Don't throw statistics at us. We need someone who will boost our morale. This is Joe Krupinski's forte, the ujltimate listener. Would I lie?
Polly Graff

New Canaan, CT

#37 Mar 13, 2009
Did you hear that Terry Sciubba of Sherlock Homes Realty has offered her bank of 12 office phone to all three candidates. Beware of a barrage of messages, people. Joe Krupinski's Village Green Party on Monday from 6-9 p.m., Bruce Kennedy's Alliance Party Tuesday and Bob Haim's Civic Progress Party on Wednesday, election day itself. They each promise that the messages will be short and sweet. If you indicate your preference, it will turn into a worthwhile Gallop Poll for the three thoroughbreds in the race. Get it?
Here's how they line up at the starting line Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the public works garage (did someone say 'dump'). Row A is Cousin Bruce, a smooth starter; Row B is Uncle Joe, the people's choice if enough people show up at the polls; and Row C is Boss Bob, who is all about the status quo.
This is a diverse choice, people, so make it carefully.
Little Susie

New Canaan, CT

#38 Mar 14, 2009
As you can see from my previous blogs, I'm for Joe Krupinski in this election. He's accessible, compassionate and genuinely interested in people's feelings and way of life. He's on Row B, which stands for Best Bet, under Village Green Party. So aim for his lever on Wednesday, March 18, at the Public Works Garage wherever that is.
Joe Krupinski

New Canaan, CT

#39 Mar 16, 2009
Did everybody receive a Harbor Herald, a brand-new newspaper that covers the Sea Cliff election in four full-size pages (not tabloid). Good job, everybody I have spoken to agrees. But who's doing this. There was no masthead describing the publisher, no street address, no e-mail address. But we did spot a phone number in the bottom of the final page, which this website won't allow us to print. The editor's name is Kamran Yazdanfar and he has dreamed about using his writing ability, which is impressive, before he gets too old (he's 45, I think). He's a family man with four children and a lovely wife. He put his contracting business on hold to try and make this paper work in a profitable way. Ads are twice as large as the other local papers because of the size of the paper and cost 15 per cent lower, according to Yaz, as I call him. The paper is free and will be delivered each week (or so) to your driveway. Otherwise, pick up a copy at the local deli's.
Top of the Hill

Neptune, NJ

#40 Mar 16, 2009
Joe:

I was wondering what you think of the accusation that Mayor Krieb overspent on Village projects? I was under the impression that she used grant money to supplement the budget.
I would think, a candidate, you would be apprised of all the particulars on this subject.

Also, what plans do you have for funding future projects? Are you experienced with grants yourself? Just curious - I see this as a viable way of cutting a little slack during tight times ahead.

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