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New Rochelle Board President Portrays Playing Fast and Loose with Taxpayer Money as "Personal Matter"

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Board President David Lacher delivered prepared remarks last night to a largely empty room at a Special Meeting of the New Rochelle Board of Education.

The overly emotional speech was at times grandiose, wallowing, self-pitying, and self-indulgent. In short, everything that David Lacher has come to be known for in his years in public office.

GETTING RESULTS: New Rochelle School District Changes Purchasing Policies

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Following a series of stories on the routine failure to follow basic procurement practices at the New Rochelle Board of Education, the District is now making changes.

David Lacher Email to Board of Education Members Prior to Talk of the Sound Story on Medical Insurance Debts

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From: David Lacher
Date: April 10, 2014 at 19:06:22 EDT
To: Chrisanne Petrone, 'David Lacher', Deirdre Polow, Jeffrey Hastie, Lianne Merchant, Naomi Brickel, Pamela Davis, Rachel Relkin, 'Valerie Orellana'

Subject: PERSONAL MATTER

To My Colleagues –

New Rochelle Board of Education Reads Prepared Statement at Special Meeting of the Board on Medical Insurance Debts

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[the video begins about 15 seconds in the remarks; we will post the full video and remarks when they become available on the District web site]

Business Council of Westchester Names Former New Rochelle Council Member "Rising Star"

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RichardStPaul2WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Former New Rochelle Council Member Richard St. Paul was named one of Westchester County's best and brightest by The Business Council of Westchester. St. Paul will be honored with the 2014 "Rising Star" Award.

David Lacher, Mr. Quinn and CORRUPTION

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According to a friend at Cornell Law School, Public corruption involves a breach of public trust and/or abuse of position by federal, state, or local officials and their private sector accomplices and/or even colleagues within their organization.

The Armory Development Belongs to the Veterans

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It is in disbelief and with deep frustration that I am writing this letter. I have recently learned from Ron Tocci and Peter Parente that Mayor Bramson is using another delaying tactic to keep the Armory restoration out of the hands of the Veterans who want to restore it.