Tag Archives: MC1977

JLINKEDIN: Coniglio, Robert [MC1977] Construction Estimating Supervisor at PSEG



Coniglio, Robert [MC1977] 
Construction Estimating Supervisor at PSEG
Newark, New Jersey

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JNEWS: Litts, Herbert W. III [MC1977] runs for reelection in Ulster County



First-term GOP legislator faces Democratic opponent in Ulster County District 9
By Patricia Doxsey, Daily Freeman
POSTED: 10/30/15, 3:46 PM EDT | UPDATED: 1 DAY AGO 

KINGSTON >> Voters in Ulster County Legislature District 9 will choose on Tuesday between freshman Republican incumbent Herbert Litts and Democrat Jonathan Ridgeway.

District 9 comprises parts of the towns of Plattekill and Lloyd.

Litts, 59, is serving his first two-year term as a legislator. He is a former Lloyd Town Board member who also served on the town Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board, as well as the local Waterfront Revitalization Board, Economic Development Committee and the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee.

He said as a county legislator, his goals are fiscal responsibility and being responsive to the concerns of the residents of District 9.

A civil engineer who was the lead engineer for acceptance on the new Tappan Zee Bridge project, Litts lives on Hawley’s Corners Road in the Lloyd hamlet of Highland.

He is a 1973 graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College.

A registered Republican, Litts will run on the GOP and Conservative lines on the ballot.

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Patricia Doxsey
Since 1990, Patricia Doxsey has been a reporter for the Freeman, covering politics, crime, and government affairs. Reach the author at pdoxsey@freemanonline.com or follow Patricia on Twitter: @pattiatfreeman.

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Litts, Herbert W. III [MC1977] 

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ENDNOTE: Moore, William ‘Bill’ [MC1977] on SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision



From The Right
July 07, 2015
A Rational Look at the SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision

Now that some time has passed since the gay Marriage Decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), we need to discuss the decision rationally. There has been a great deal of talk on both sides predicting the far reaching results of the decision. IN addition, both sides are guilty of fear mongering.

SCOTUS ruled gay people would be allowed to marry in every state of the land. Let’s discuss the facts involved:

• 37 states already allow it (counting the District of Columbia). Leaving 14 which do not.

• By not having a uniform law, questions would arise about the legality of gay marriage if you moved from a state which allowed it to a state that did not. Are they married? Can they divorce?

• Everyone agreed that gay couples needed equal protection from laws such as hospital visitation where only immediate family was at times allowed to visit. Often their significant other was not allowed visiting rights since they were not married nor related.

• Gay couples were often ignored in estates where no will was drawn up and one person died.

• Federal or states benefits to spouses were denied

• For years the Right has argued for Civil Unions where those rights could be guaranteed.

• All this part of the decision requires is all state governments issue civil marriage licenses or legal civil unions.

The second part of the decision specifically allows all religious leaders the right to refuse to marry gay couples. However if a religious group allows gay marriage, they are free to perform the ceremony. No religious priest, minister, or rabbi can be required to marry a gay couple if it violates the tenets of their religion.

What remains unanswered is can an individual refuse service to a gay couple if it violates their religious beliefs. Remember we are not talking about serving you in the store but maybe catering a wedding or similar event. Should a person whose religious beliefs are against gay marriage be forced to participate in a gay marriage ceremony? SCOTUS will have to rule on his aspect in the next year or two. Lower courts are all over the place on this issue. In one state a court has heavily fined a bakery, forcing it to close, for its refusal to provide a wedding cake to a gay marriage reception.

Yet SCOTUS has stated in a decision with Hobby Lobby they could not be forced to provide certain parts of the healthcare law to its employees because it violated their religious beliefs. Though not exactly the same issue, the principle is the same.

Now it is time for both sides of the argument to tone down the rhetoric. The Left needs to stop pushing the issue and respect people of Faiths beliefs though different from theirs. Time to stop the bigot calling, hater calling, homo -phobic name calling and intimidation actions for those for whom you disagree.

Those of us on the Right need to accept the fact Gay Marriage/ Unions are now the law of the land and be thankful our religious rights for ministers or pastors were not diminished by forcing them to perform gay marriages they do not support based on religious ideology. Again if a religious group supports gay marriages it must be accepted as their faith.

As far as I am concerned the difference between the State Marriage/ Union license and one performed by a religious leader is the blessing of GOD on that marriage. It was Jesus who stated give to Caesar (the state) what is Caesars and to God what is Gods. In a family of Faith a marriage blessed by God is all that matters.

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Moore, William ‘Bill’ [MC1977] 

[JR: While I agree about stopping the name calling and find peaceful ways to live together. I, for one, as a little L libertarian, would like the Gooferment out of the “marriage licensing” business together. The system corrupts people by giving preferential treatment to those who kowtow to the Gooferment, politicians, and bureaucrats! It’s humiliating and subservient behavior. Like begging for a pittance from the Elite. Argh! A civil society needs “governance”; it doesn’t need an instrusive OverLord who rewards the sheep and punishes the contentious objectors. This is a perfect time as is being proposed by a Texas legislator to end marriage licensing completely. It the Confederate flag is racist, then how is marriage licensing not? Argh!]  

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JFOUND: Cardona, John Charles Jr. [MC1977] President Dreyfus International Funds



John Charles Cardona Jr.
President and Director, Dreyfus International Funds, Inc. – Dreyfus Emerging Markets

Mr. John Charles Cardona, Jr., also known as Charlie, is the Chief Executive Officer at BNY Mellon Cash Investment Strategies (CIS). Mr. Cardona serves as the President and Director of The Dreyfus Corporation. He is responsible for oversight of various short duration fixed income activities at Dreyfus Corporation, including investment management, distribution, and client service. He serves as the President and a Director of various funds in the fund complex of Dreyfus Funds.

Mr. Cardona previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Dreyfus Corporation. He is also the President of the Institutional Services Division at Dreyfus Corporation’s broker-dealer subsidiary. Mr. Cardona joined the division in 1985, with management responsibility for all institutional operations and client service units.

Previously, he served as an Assistant Director of Sales and Services at the Retail Division of Dreyfus Corporation. Mr. Cardona had joined the division in 1981. Before that, he spent three years as an Account Manager at Bradford Trust Co. In this role, Mr. Cardona was responsible for providing syndicate credit for municipal bond underwritings.

He serves as a Director of MBSC Securities Corporation and BNY Mellon Liquidity Funds. Mr. Cardona previously served as a Director of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation.

He graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

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Cardona, John Charles Jr. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John (Charlie) is a member of the Class of 1977.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cardona, John Charles Jr. [MC1977]

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JNEWS: Thomann, Bob [MC1977] seeks Saugerties school board



Six vie for three seats on Saugerties school board

 By Freeman staff
Posted: 05/15/15, 10:36 AM EDT

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SAUGERTIES >> Six candidates, including three incumbents, are vying for three open seats on the Saugerties school board in Tuesday’s election. 

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Bob Thomann 

Thomann 59, of 16 Neighborhood Drive, is seeking to return to the board after previously serving from 2011 to 2013.

He is the principal at the Anderson Center for Autism in Staatsburg.

Thomann has lived in the district for 12 years and is married to Gina Thomann, who works in retail sales at Macy’s.

They have two children who currently are in college.

Thomann graduated from Bishop Riley High School in 1973, Manhattan College with B.S. in psychology and Spanish in 1977 and James Madison University in Virginia with a master’s degree in school psychology in 1979. He also earned a professional diploma in educational administration from SUNY New Paltz in 1987.

Thomann said his priorities are improving the 39 percent high school graduation rate for students in special education programs and improving the district’s technology to bring it into the 21st century.

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Thomann, Bob [MC1977]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares Khury, Maria [MC1977]


Good Afternoon All,

Maria Khury, kind of Piggybacking on Jen’s comment, wrote a special thought and prayer for Joe and I am sharing it with you .

Joe is a tough CAT !
He still has much to give.
God is making us work for his stay.
We are deserving dear Lord of Joe’s wisdom, talents but mostly his being.
Let it be your will. But we pray that you hear ours.
Joe has a strong loving family. He’ll be around….

Thank you Maria. Please keep the volume up. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JFOUND: Lively, Frank P. [MC1977] EVP Real Estate Division, Wafra Investment Advisory Group



Lively, Frank P. [MC????]
Executive Vice President of Real Estate Division, Wafra Investment Advisory Group, Inc.


Mr. Frank P. Lively is a Executive Vice President of the Real Estate Division at Wafra Investment Advisory Group, Inc. He is responsible for determining the policies and strategic direction of the firm’s real estate division. Mr. Lively’s experience in the real estate industry spans over many years and includes financing, managing, consulting, accounting, auditing, and brokerage. During his career, he has directed investments in and dispositions of assets with an aggregate value in excess of $2 billion.

Mr. Lively joined the firm in 1997. Prior to joining the firm, he was the President at Lively and Associates, where he remained for seven years.

In 1982, Mr. Lively joined Stephen W. Brener and Associates as a Senior Vice President, responsible for all aspects of the brokerage and management divisions, as well as management advisory services.

In 1980, he joined Pannell Kerr Forster.

Mr. Lively joined Helmsley Spear Inc. in 1976, where he was active in all aspects of real estate operations and finance, as well as real estate acquisitions.

He was formerly a Director of LXP II, Inc. as well as a former Director of LXP Funding.

Mr. Lively is a full member of the Urban Land Institute, and a council member of the Hospitality Development Council. He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker.

Mr. Lively holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Manhattan College, as well as a Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance and Development from the New York University.

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Dear John,

I believe that Frank is a member of the Class of 1977.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lively, Frank P. [MC1977] 

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