DISABLED VETERAN VET ISOLATED AND FORGOTTEN BY HIS OWN GOVERNMENT
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If there is a fire, the emergency workers would have to get the hoses over the below stream.   If someone needed to be taken to a hospital, a helicopter would have to come in.   

 
 
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Regarding the disabled veteran in Deer Park, NY that is having a flooding problem, please know that the Congressman directed me to refer an inquiry to his colleague, Congressman Steve Israel, requesting that his office look into the flooding problem.  If there is not a Federal component involved, it has been requested that his office refer it to the appropriate State or local agency.  As a result, I hope this action will be helpful to his circumstances.
 
Thanks for your time and attention and enjoy the weekend.
 
Respectfully,
 
Tammy D. Happe, Western District Coordinator
Office of Congressman Scott Garrett, NJ-5
Western District Office
93 Main Street
Newton, NJ  07860
Phone: 973-300-2000
Fax:     973-300-1051
 
 
The Current Status Of Liz and Dennis, a Disabled Vietnam Veteran Against The State Of New York. 
 
Why can't the State of New York fix their flood problem and then work with the township of Deerpark and Orange County to determine who pays what?    New York State is the only one that admits to once owning the land.    However, all three levels of government;  the state, county and township are exacerbating Dennis' disability.   I'm sure this exacerbation is already mentioned in his Federal Government Veterans Affairs (VA) medical records. 
    The State of New York could be opening herself up to a civil law case for damages.   Yet, all this veteran is asking for is for his different levels of government to come to an agreement to replace the flood destroyed  NYS  DOT Tunnel.
        Jack    http://www.CapVeterans.com
 
The State of New York's behavior is almost criminal...
    
 
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What can I say--
The state says the town owns it, the town says the state owns it, the county says they don't own it, and it's not on my survey map.   I sincerly doubt there there could be a piece of property in NY that is not being taxed.   I wonder when it will end?
      In the mean time, we continue to struggle with the everyday things most people take for granted and continue to hope someone will help us with the issue.   We are worried about getting fuel oil before it reaches $3.00 a gallon!   
      Liz    lizlombardo@hotmail.com
 
(Home heating oil can not even be drivered, until New York State employees and politicians agree to stop disagreeing, and finally fix their problem.)
 
 
Harassment of a disability should be considered discrimination.    Which in turn should be a violation of Dennis' civil rights.
     I base this on the fact that every year, the federal government releases their yearly calendar with the MARCH month message as follows:   Harassment is a form of discrimination. 
       Jack   http://www.capveterans.com/
 
Why can't the State of New York fix their flood problem and then work with the township of Deerpark and Orange County to determine who pays what.    New York State is the only one that admits to once owning the land.
 
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It's a tough stream to cross, especially during emergencies.  The only other option is to walk a half mile to another road.  It's the second option that Dennis and Liz are forced to use.  Food shopping must be a bitch...
(It's too much to ask a disabled vet.)
 
 
 
"We are asking everyone, who visits this website, to please write an email to New York's Governor Pataki's office, even if it is a quick one.
 

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Good day-

The wheels are turning very slowly!  My sister received an acknowledgement from Governor Pataki's office of her email however, it only stated that the responsibility was handed from New York State to the town of Deerpark, NY.  

So-- the political fingerpointing continues.

Below is the letter that I wrote back to Governor Pataki.  We are starting to get a little discouraged, very worried about the upcoming winter and if we will be able to get fuel oil to the house and of course how long it will be before our home owners gets cancelled.

I worry sick everyday that Jimmy is home by himself with no way to get help if God forbid something goes wrong.

Have a great day!

Liz

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To Whom It May Concern,


I have been advised that Govenor Pataki's office has responded to the emails they received regarding the situation at 1 Forest Park Place in Sparrowbush, Orange County, New York.
As one of the victims in this situation, I greatly appreciate your response, however I wonder how long this political-finger pointing is going to be allowed to continue.

While New York State and the Town of Deerpark argue about the ownership/responsibility of the property in question, I wake up every morning and PRAY that I have enough propane to keep the water hot for my shower, that my house will not catch fire that day, or that my partner, who is a disabled Vietnam Veteran, does not have a medical situation for which I will not be able to get him help.

I am pleading for some intervention from Govenor Pataki's office to stop the "political finger pointing" and help us get out of this horrible situation.

 
 
 
 
"We are asking everyone, who visits this website, to please write an email to New York's Governor Pataki's office, even if it is a quick one.  
 
"When are Dennis and Liz getting help?"  in the subject line and another one in the body of the email.
 
Please take a couple of moments to help. 
 
 
 
To Write To The Governor of New York State:
Governor George E. Pataki
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

518-474-8390

To Email The Governor:
Click here to email the Governor.
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS.
Responses may be sent via the U.S. Mail.
 

 
 
This website is under construction.  Please keep returning for more up-to-date status and review of new pictures, newspaper  articles and politician and New York State official correspondence.
 
 
 
 
 
Below  A  Honorable,  Disabled  Vietnam  Veteran  Stands  Where  His  Driveway  Once  Stood.   New York State politicians and state officials do NOT even return his letters.  Even the Federal Government does NOT even return his letters for help.  (Dennis fought for his country and is disabled because of his honorable service, yet these government politicians and employees can not even take the time to answer him.)
 
PLEASE  WRITE  THE  GOVERNOR  OF  NEW  YORK  AND  HIS  DEPARTMENT  OF  TRANSPORTATION  (DOT)  IN  DENNIS'  NAME.    YOU  CAN  SEND  THEM  EMAILS  DIRECTLY  FROM  THIS  PAGE  BELOW.
 

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This website is dedicated to a Honorable Vietnam Vet and his battle with the State of New York and the Federal Government.  At the source of this battle is a New York State, Department Of Transportation  (DOT)  tunnel that got washed away during one of the worse floods that hit this area of New York in almost fifty years.
 
Three homes in the area used this New York State, Department Of Transportation tunnel as their main route of transportation.  Now that the tunnel was washed about a half mile down stream, these citizens of Deerpark, New York are forced to walk a half mile to where they can park their cars.
 
Even emergency vehicles and New York State Police are forced to use this out-of-the-way land route, until the New York State DOT tunnel is replaced.   God forebid, if there is a health emergency or other emergency...
 
The problem is that no one in local or state government accepts responsibility to replace this DOT tunnel.  (Their letters to the government to get this problem resolved go unanswered.)
 
In the meantime, the people pray that no emergency befalls them...
 
 
To Write To The Governor of New York State:
Governor George E. Pataki
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

518-474-8390

To Email The Governor:
Click here to email the Governor.
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS.
Responses may be sent via the U.S. Mail.

For Information on Legislation:
Please access the New York State Legislative
Session Information page at
http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us
 
 

 

 

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Elizabeth Lombardo. I live at 1 Forest Park Place in Sparrowbush, Town of Deerpark, in Orange County New York.

I would like to start this letter off by thanking Ms. Joanne Drake of Senator Bonacic’s office for being the only person out of many, many New York State employees to say, “I am sorry for your situation. I wish there was more that I could do.” It is of very little comfort that someone in the state government that I pay taxes to support at least cares somewhat.

I have received copy of a letter from a Mr. Robert Dennison of NY Department of Transportation that states, “Forest Park Place lies along the alignment of a portion of old Route 42 that was abandoned by Official Order No. 479 dated July 8, 1957 by the then State of New York Department of Public works. The abandonment or portion of old RT 42 that is referred to in this letter is on the opposite side of the Shingekill Brook from the new Rt 42. The old roadbed does NOT run under the new road.

 I have several questions regarding that letter. First, I would like to state that this particular piece of property which I am referring to is clearly not part of my survey map. Second, I would like to know why NY state replaced this 12 foot tall X 80 foot long culvert pipe in the early 1980’s?

In another letter from a Mrs. Jennifer Clark, also of the NYS Department of Transportation, states that the current tax map does not show any state owned parcel nor right of way. I don’t pay taxes on it, so who does? It was NY state that placed this pipe under the referred to driveway when they moved Rt42 to the opposite side of the Shinglekill Brook.

I spoke with Mr. Dennison on the telephone the morning of May 19th.  When I questioned the replacement by the state in the 1980’s I was told this was done as an act of compassion. COMPASSION? As a tax payer I am extremely interested in knowing what kind of government would abandon an access to three homes, which I will repeat was not required until the roadway was moved, that in no way the average homeowner could afford to replace (the referred to letter was never placed with the deed to any of the homes involved). What kind of government would leave 3 families without the luxury of access for fire trucks, ambulances, or a simple gas delivery? 

Before I complete this letter I would also like to mention the condition of existing Route 42. It is very nice of New York to advertise gambling in Monticello and then ignore the dilapidated condition of one of 2 major highways to that destination. Traffic on this highway has tripled since gambling has been legalized. I have been making phone calls to anyone and everyone who would listen to me sine April 3rd and mentioned continuously the fact that the roadbed for this highway is ready to collapse. Again, I have had no response from anyone. There has not been a single person from NY STATE to investigate this extremely dangerous situation. Are we waiting for someone to die???

I will close this letter by telling you that no matter what the outcome of this situation may be I will sell my house in the Great State of New York and move to Pennsylvania or New Jersey so my tax dollars will help not hinder.

 

Sincerely,

Elizabeth M. Lombardo

1 Forest Park Place

Sparrowbush, NY 12780

Phone 845-856-5311 X494 (7:00am to 4:00pm)

Cell phone 845-313-5909 (after hours)
 
Contact By Email:   Liz  lizlombardo@hotmail.com
 
It's a disgrace how everyday, American Politicians are appearing before television cameras and newspapers cameras, praising our troops in this War on Terrorism.
 
 
"SUPPORT  OUR  TROOPS,  SUPPORT  OUR  TROOPS," they say repeatedly as they pat our brave men and women on their backs.
 
 
However, in the future and the cameras go home, when these same troops ask for help from their government, they too will receive the same treatment as today's veterans.
 
Please don't be fooled...   Don't let our current, honorable men and women be used as political pawns.   Make politicians accountable for their promises and responsibilities to those, who sacrifice so much for America.
 
 
Please help Dennis by emailing New York's Governor.  You can do it directly below. 
 
And please learn how politicians have turned their backs on other veterans and their families.
 
 
"We are asking everyone, who visits this website, to please write an email to New York's Governor Pataki's office, even if it is a quick one.  
 
"When are Dennis and Liz getting help?"  in the subject line and another one in the body of the email.
 
Please take a couple of moments to help. 
 
 
Please take a couple of moments to help.  And then pass this request around to your friends. 
 
 
To Write To The Governor of New York State:
Governor George E. Pataki
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

518-474-8390

To Email The Governor:
Click here to email the Governor.
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS.
Responses may be sent via the U.S. Mail.
 

 
 
So far, estimates are that over 100,000 of our current honorable, brave men and women in uniform suffer various degrees of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD).   It's a problem that stays mostly behind closed-doors.   However, for those who suffer from PTSD and their loved-ones, the illness is real and painful.
 
Learn the saga of a PTSD Veteran as he battled a powerful and politically connected Law Firm in a Legal Malpractice case as they used the veteran's own disability against him.  (Politicians do not want to help this honorable veteran too.   Instead the politicians chose to help the corrupt Law Firm.) 
 
Is this what today's new, honorable PTSD Disabled Veterans face...    I hope not.
 

 
 
DO  YOU  HAVE  A  CLOSE  RELATIVE  OR  FRIEND  A  VETERAN...     HOW  WOULD  YOU  FEEL,  IF  THIS  WAS  THE  BEST  STATE  VETERANS  MEMORIAL  CEMETERY  AVAILABLE?
 
 
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DON'T  OUR  VETERANS  DESERVE  BETTER  THAN  FLOODED  GRAVES.
 
 

To Write To The Governor of New York State:
Governor George E. Pataki
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

518-474-8390

To Email The Governor:
Click here to email the Governor.
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS.
Responses may be sent via the U.S. Mail.

For Information on Legislation:
Please access the New York State Legislative
Session Information page at
http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us

 

NYSDOT (Department Of Transportation) is interested in your feedback. Please access the link below to send us your comments.

E-Mail NYSDOT with your comments and concerns

 

A  PIECE  OF  FORGOTTEN  AMERICAN  HISTORY
 
THE  BATTLE  OF  MINISINK was such an embarrassment
to the Americans that it took 43 years,
before the bodies of the veterans were collected and buried.  
However, when these veterans did get buried with honors,
15,000 Americans showed up to give them their long, overdue respect.
                   HOSPITAL  ROCK,   MINISINK               
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   Please press the link to learn the details.

 

Other DOT  Contact Information

The following is a list of telephone numbers for which we often receive requests. Unless specified, all numbers are within the Main Office of NYS Department of Transportation located in Albany.

Buses and Bus Safety, Bus Inspections and Regulations (518) 485-2448
Office of the Commissioner (518) 457-4422
Contracts Bureau (518) 457-2600
Environmental Analysis Bureau (518) 457-5672
General Information (518) 457-6195
Technical Services Division

Geotechnical Engineering Bureau
Materials Testing Bureau
Research and Development Bureau

(518) 457-4445

(518) 457-4712
(518) 457-3240
(518) 457-5826

Highway Maintenance Office (518) 457-2779
Personnel Bureau (518) 457-6460
Plan Sales Office (518) 457-2124
Public Affairs (518) 457-6400
 

Deerpark, NY

Deerpark is a town in Orange County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.  The community is in the Eastern Standard time zone.

The latitude of Deerpark is 41.446N. The longitude is -74.673W.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,858.

Deerpark is near the confluence of the Neversink and Delaware rivers.

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