'It's Heartening to See More Women in Congress'

The election, the Bedford Post Inn, and Twinkies were just some of the topics lighting up the message boards last week.

Gere's Bedford Post Inn Moves to Expand Parking Lot

"Let's be honest, we're talking about a small percentage of wealthy residents who utilize the horse trails. Why should local businesses be forced to accommodate a small, elite group of individuals who *might* travel by horse when they *can* accommodate those who come by car? These hitching posts will limit the number of parking spaces. I can't recall the last time I was held up in horse traffic. I would love to know what local communities require hitching posts for restaurants." -- Ruthie

... and ...

"I think a larger parking lot makes sense and will make it safer for patrons, especially in the evening hours." -- Laura Beth Kerr Gilman

Women Cracking the Glass Ceiling

"Sure, can't trust men. No way. Not when it comes to education ... they're all neanderthals. Debt? Men are addicted to debt. They love it. It's genetic. Forget the environment ... they spend their free hours cutting trees down to size and tossing' garbage out the window as they drive. Same goes for health care ... everyone should just buck up, right? I was happy for the family comment, too. Men can't stand women ... or children. Just pawns. Good for using. I'm looking forward to our ladies-only armed forces confronting all the world maniacs. I'm sure they'll just settle 'em all down with a soft talk. Happens all the time. Men? What are they good for anyway? I bet I sound stupid. It's a guy thing. Sorry." -- Aidan

... and ...

"It is heartening to see more women in Congress. Maybe they will do a better job than the men who are usually more interested in holding onto power than getting things done. I hope the women will be able to focus on real issues that help families. You know, "women's issues" like health care, education, the national debt, taxes, the environment and immigration. Maybe women will be able to look beyond the next election cycle and find long term solutions. The men usually can't." -- Maggie

Peekskill Students Hand Deliver Cards to Montrose Vets

"There is nothing that brings more joy to nursing home residents than visits from young folks. Congratulations to all those who coordinated and participated in this heartwarming event. I'm sure the kids left with proud hearts from such valuable lessons learned. What a loving initiative to make the trip to honor the Veteran's and spend time with them. Nice job Peekskill City School District! Thanks to Laura Belfiore for covering this.....this is the kind of stuff the community doesn't hear alot about." -- Leslie Lawler

Con Ed Westchester Restorations Nearly Complete

"I think it might be time to start sticking everything underground." -- Dave Gammon

"Ding-Dongs were the Best!!! And, of course.....Wonder Bread---- "helps built strong bodies, eight ways"--- when I was a kid! I think with additives, they increased that to "twelve ways" in later years! perhaps Hostess will be able to sell the products names and recipes!" -- JohnJ22

Describe the Village in One Word

"American hope for all." -- BEATRICE JACOBSEN

Editor's Note: Comments have been edited for spelling and grammar.

joshua tanner November 17, 2012 at 08:49 PM
The democrats are mostly women and they are pushing the country over a cliff. They refuse to even pass a budget so that stimulus spending is repeated (baseline budgeting) every year. Hillary is a flop as Secretary of State. She helped get Americans killed in Benghazi and she is helping Muslim Brotherhood (who helped knock down WTC). Nancy Pelosi is mad as a hatter. I'll never forget the idiot saying we had to pass a huge bill to see what is in it. Of course women often vote for all the social weirdness. Women are worse politicians than men because they tend to care about themselves instead of country as a whole. But - the only reason women can do so much damage is because men are marshmallows these days
Merken Muffley November 17, 2012 at 09:22 PM
The democrats are mostly women? Have another cupcake
Merken Muffley November 17, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Nobody pushed this country off a cliff, this was a premeditated take down, the destruction is right on schedule.
Watchdog November 17, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Niti Lowey, Harriet Cornell etc etc. joke.
eatingdogfood November 17, 2012 at 09:55 PM
No more liberal women in government. My eyes can't take it.
Cadeyrn November 18, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Janet "What Border?"Napolitano, Justice "Lefty" "I Know No One Respects Me" Sotomayor, Claire "Whew!" McKaskill, Barbara "Why Not a Tax?" Mikulski, Senator Pocahontas Warren, Congresswoman"I Know Nothing" Schultz ... I gotta stop. Too excited.
Mike November 18, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Lol. Woman and Congress and you have the hostess cupcakes as the picture. Lmfao.
Merken Muffley November 18, 2012 at 02:41 AM
I agree, the picture should have been the Ho Ho's.
Mike November 18, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Or since we are talking Congress, could have been Ding Dongs
joshua tanner November 18, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Women More Likely to Be Democrats, Regardless of Age http://www.gallup.com/poll/120839/women-likely-democrats-regardless-age.aspx
RJ November 18, 2012 at 11:46 AM
A woman can never say no if someone is in need. It's in their genetic makeup which is why most of them are democrats. They are wired to nurture and heal and take care of those in need. Every female democrat I know pushes the distribution of wealth premise so that everyone is taken care of. They don't care that a large percentage of people claim benefits they don't need or are not entitled too. It doesn't make them bad or stupid. It just makes them not able to make tough decisions like reducing spending. Although lately, men of both parties can't seem to reign in the madness either. We are doomed.
BPIsYourFriendJustFollowFredosLead November 18, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Let them eat... ? All the Hostess cakes are gone. What are we going to eat?
Aidan November 18, 2012 at 01:36 PM
How stupid.
Watchdog November 18, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Aiden...do you disagree with the hypothesis contained in first 3 sentences or the conclusion...or both.
CK November 18, 2012 at 02:02 PM
RJ, you've obviously never worked in a corporation. A woman can and will rip your head off and gut you like a deer given the chance. Many times, just for sport.
jeff meyer November 18, 2012 at 02:22 PM
RJ, This comment reeks of stupidity and ignorance. Only someone with the mental capacity of "watchdog" would justify it. You are known by your company. Anonymous and ignorant and bigoted bloggers must have a underground fraternity on the PATCH. Jeff Meyer Tuckahoe, NY
sayitsnotsojack November 18, 2012 at 03:06 PM
No more Twinkies what is Wonder Bread Boy Obumma going to use to feed the masses?
dita von struedel van trappyodel November 19, 2012 at 04:15 AM
What do you think of Rachel Maddog (MSNBC)? Her neck is soooooooo ugly, she should cover it up. She looks like the right tackle for the NY jets.
John Gruber November 19, 2012 at 04:59 PM
that doesn't mean most democrats are women...there are plenty of republican women, there would be more if republicans didn't like dictating what women can do with their bodies
John Gruber November 19, 2012 at 05:02 PM
you and smellypants must've come from the same womb. People like you two are the reason there are so many equality problems in the modern world
leesther brown November 19, 2012 at 05:26 PM
@smelly..for an even saner world I pray that you have not procreated....
JM November 19, 2012 at 05:47 PM
This is indeed a silly thread.
Portia Torte November 19, 2012 at 05:50 PM
In all my life, I never thought women would act like walking V's. They walked the V's all the way to the voting booth and forgot about their wallets. I voted my wallet because my brain is bigger than my V.
Nummy November 19, 2012 at 08:16 PM
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.
CC November 22, 2012 at 06:33 AM
mirrormicky0 November 23, 2012 at 06:40 AM


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