Port Chester Police Chief Resigns and Retires

After over 33 years Port Chester Police Chief Krzeminski is resigning.

Port Chester Police Chief Joseph Krzeminski Retires.
Port Chester Police Chief Joseph Krzeminski Retires.

Port Chester Police Chief Joseph Krzeminski has signed an agreement to resign his position for the purposes of retirement effective January 2, 2014. He has worked for the Village of Port Chester for over 33 years. The Village Board of Trustees has approved this agreement.  Krzeminski, will be placed on paid administrative leave, which will be retroactive to October 29, 2013, when he was placed on suspension due to results of an investigation. Krzeminski has agreed to make himself available to the Village Manager to the date of his retirement. ‘We wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Village Manager Christopher Steers. “ I have known the Chief for a long time. He will be missed”, added Mayor Neil Pagano.

Anne Latella December 15, 2013 at 04:42 PM
JJ I do not have a cousin related to the Chief. I stated my Cousin's wife may be related to Neil Pagano the Mayor. I believe her mother is the niece of Camille Pagano who was a very well known and highly respected native of Port Chester.
Concerned Homeowner December 20, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Bravo anne!!
Keith Morlino December 22, 2013 at 09:41 AM
So far the last comment by Anne was the best overview of these series of events
Anne Latella December 22, 2013 at 01:50 PM
Media Watcher- Are you still deleting my comments? Maybe too close for comfort?
Anne Latella December 22, 2013 at 01:58 PM
The truth seems to be offending someone! There were many truthful facts in my comments. It takes time and effort to be truthful. Then have it all deleted. I am not surprised and almost one hundred percent certain who is doing this. I say almost certain because the culprit fails to identify who it is.
JJ December 26, 2013 at 05:47 PM
Actually NO one of any significance or status is reading these bizarre posts.
Anne Latella December 26, 2013 at 05:58 PM
JJ- This Actually funny!' No one of significance or status is reading these bizarre posts?" I guess you are advising me you are insignificant and have no status since you are reading them and labeling them "Bizarre." Please use your dictionary and look up the meaning of bizarre.
JJ December 26, 2013 at 09:56 PM
You really need a life dear lady...
Aidan December 27, 2013 at 03:49 AM
Anne Latella December 27, 2013 at 07:54 AM
JJ- I have a very nice life. Thank you. When I have opinions I will continue to express them.
Anne Latella December 27, 2013 at 07:58 AM
Aiden- Amen to you. I am going to keep expressing my opinions forever regarding the news in Port Chester. You are just a Johnny come lately from New Rochelle. Four past generations of my family lived there and currently three others. Be careful what you wish for.. Aidan, nor anyone else will make me or away!
Anne Latella December 27, 2013 at 08:03 AM
JJ- It is obvious to me exactly the outcome of this case you want. Too bad some residents of Port Chester do not believe in the law making these kind of decisions, rather then condemning some one on probable cause, which are mere accusations.
John B December 27, 2013 at 02:03 PM
JJ: Thanks for letting me know that I am insignificant.All these years I have been laboring under the misconception that I mattered. Gosh I am shattered.
JJ December 27, 2013 at 08:34 PM
John B Well if you really feel that way more power to you. However, I was addressing the "life story" of a woman whom I never even met. The real issue of this Chief's arrest and the theft of items from a locked police headquarters has been lost in this gibberish of who's who or was in Port Chester. No wonder the village is so hosed up and lost in a swirl if 50% of the village is like this woman it is indeed in deep sh#t there. Bizarre is the word that comes to mind.
Craig Noor December 29, 2013 at 07:27 AM
Anne Latella I have flagged your comment, pasted below, as inappropriate and will point out to the editor of this site that you have threatened Aiden. I understand that you are frustrated because people continue to point out the absence of logical reasoning in your posts but you can't make vague threats that your family members will find Auden in his home town if he isn't careful - that is what you have done here. If you retract your threat and apologize to aiden I will not bring this to the attention of the police. Please measure your words more carefully. You clearly have no understanding of laws so that might be a lofty goal but nevertheless, no more threats please (and please note that making a threat ambiguous as you have done is a way of making it more powerful, as fear of the unknown is stronger than fear of the known). Please keep it civil. Thanks, Craig Noor. Anne Latella December 27, 2013 at 07:58 AM Aiden- Amen to you. I am going to keep expressing my opinions forever regarding the news in Port Chester. You are just a Johnny come lately from New Rochelle. Four past generations of my family lived there and currently three others. Be careful what you wish for.. Aidan, nor anyone else will make me or away! 1 Recommend Flag as Inappropriate
Anne Latella December 29, 2013 at 09:39 AM
Craig Noor- You are delusional. There is no threat in my comment. I simply stated no one is going to stop me from posting. Neither I or anyone in my family is interested in threatening anyone. No one currently in my family even is aware of my posting here and most likely could care less about this issue. Aidan and I have had differences of opinion on other issues in Port Chester. He stated on a previous blog he moved to Port Chester from New Rochelle and had always loved the village. As far as I know he has lived there for several years. Also I know form previous posts he is highly intelligent and does not need your help or "protection" from an 86 year old woman's comments. In addition, neither I or any of my relatives are violent. They are all highly respected in the village. Furthermore, it is my opinion the editor does a very good job without your help. I was the one who flagged it as inappropriate to assist your frustration. My" Be careful what you wish for if you know how to read, meant I was going to continue to keep posting. Why only advise the editor? I am surprised you didn't call for an FBI investigation.
Craig Noor December 29, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Anne Latella, I quote you from above: "You are breaking the law by denying this man his day in court." - that was your comment to me for expressing my opinion about this issue. That is delusional. And your "if you know how to read" is 100 percent condescending but I guess that is your only recourse when you make utterly stupid statements such as the one that I am breaking the law by expressing my opinion.
Craig Noor December 29, 2013 at 11:37 AM
PS - out of curiosity whose post did you flag?
Anne Latella December 29, 2013 at 01:35 PM
Craig Noor- I flagged yours-See 1 recommend as inappropriate on the last line of your blog which accuses me of some kind of sordid intent or threat to Aidan.That was me helping you out. I clicked recommended. It was unnescesary for you to copy and paste my note since it is already written on this blog. Do you expect to receive compliments from me, after your inaccurate ridiculous comments. Yes, I was condescending because you totally misread my comment. Also your comments are always very hostile, as well as condescending and most assuredly threatening. I am not frustrated by anyone's comments. I always respond in the manner which I firmly believe. Innocent until proven guilty. In addition you are welcome to bring anything I say to the Police, the FBI, the CIA or the U.S. Government. I am not easily intimidated by you or anyone else. Read your own comment , " I am expressing my own opinion(nastily)." Everyone using this blog is for the purpose of expressing their opinion or disagreeing with others. As far as your comments to me they mean nothing. I always Take into consideration the source! Once again if you read your own blog you would have your curiosity satisfied.
Craig Noor December 30, 2013 at 01:47 PM
Anne Latella, FYI "recommend" and "flag as inappropriate" are two separate things - thanks for recommending my post, though. Your commentary continues to be largely nonsensical, though it is funny that you can't even resist the urge to editorialize while purporting to quote me. So why did you say I was breaking the law by expressing my opinion here? PS I too would downplay my connection to our cheap millionaire mayor - if you aren't aware, since you seem to have rekindled an interest in the affairs of Port Chester recently, Mayor Pagano, who owns a good chunk of downtown (along with the equally patriotic Bart Didden), tried to have his assessments reduced by 75 percent. Not TO 75 percent of their assessed value, but to 25 percent of their assessed value. That means he attempted to transfer the village's tax burden from millionaires like himself, who can afford to pay for lawyers to fight this stuff, and onto the rest of us, who don't have lawyers on retainer to file ridiculous motions like this. Before you rush to defend him answer this - how great would Port Chester be doing if everyone did what Mayor Pagano did, and succeeded - i.e., if EVERYONE only paid 25 percent of their tax burden.... Think about it - the school budget reduced by 75 percent, the police budget reduced by 75 percent, building inspections cut by 75 percent ... we would have the WORST village in the world if everyone was so selfish and anti-communitarian as Mayor Pagano attempted to be.
JJ December 30, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Craig Noor.........you have the patience of Job trying to make any sense of these postings! Best of luck to you!!!
Anne Latella December 30, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Craig Noor-If you read all of my comments, I never had a good word to say about any Board Member. My mentioning I did know family members of some on the Board, were negative comments about them to show my impartiality. I even questioned Captain John Telesca's motives and my father's Best man was a World War 1 buddy by the name of Joseph Telesca. A classmate of mine who passed away untimely was Agnes Barbara Terenzi. If you read my comments and I know there are many, I am familiar with many of the people with similar names since I am a Port Chester old timer. What I have been attempting to say is I am surprised by the fact friends and neighbors are doing so much infighting. When I lived in Port Chester there was much more comraderie. All I am saying in reality is to give your schoolmates, neighbors and friends and fellow villagers a fair shake and do not condemn them before a court of law has heard all of the facts.Perhaps it was a poor choice of words on my part to say you were breaking the law. I could have said you were not abiding by the law since it is not fair to condemn a person on what many people are posting as known facts. In a court of law each side presents what is called Discovery. The Plaintiff gives all of their information to the defendant's attorney and vs, a versa. When the entire case is presented the known facts can sometimes take on a different meaning. When I was growing up in Port Chester the same families occupied the same home for generations. Not all at once of course. Therefore I and others who lived in Port Chester knew the people who lived in practically every home. No matter which store you went into you knew the owners and members of their family. The village has changed and so have many of the families living there. I am passionate about Port Chester having grown up there and knowing everyone by name or by sight. Therefore, I do keep up with the changing times and I was devastated when I read United Hospital no longer existed. Aiden and I were blogging about what should take its place. I wanted another hospital because Valhalla is too far for trauma cases to be transported.Aidan did not want more apartments if I remember correctly because it would put an additional tax burden on the property owners as well as renters who also pay the taxes by paying rent to the property owner and by adding a possibility of having to build more schools. At that time I was also criticizing the Board for not attempting to find another hospital to locate there. I also criticized the Board for not attempting to keep Arnold Bakers, The Life Savers, Russell, Burdsell and Ward and other garment manufacturers there. Not only were they huge taxpayers, they also provided good paying jobs and benefits to the people living in Port Chester. Also my interest in Port Chester is not rekindled. It just never goes away. It is a thing called "roots." I feel badly the Chief who I do not know, faces the possibility of 40 years in prison because this situation could not have been settled by arbitration rather the a hostile Board, a former friend and some villagers who believe he is guilty. Why do I feel badly? Because this is not the Port Chester I have fond Memories of. Not everyone agreed with the Board in my day either. However, matters never turned this ugly previously.
Craig Noor December 30, 2013 at 09:13 PM
Anne Latella, you might not immediately believe me but - I have a much better understanding of where you are coming from now, and I appreciate your insights and opinions and your impartiality and the historical context you provide. It is easy to misconstrue or mischaracterize or just plain misunderstand what people write on message boards and clearly I have done that with a lot of what you have written. I apologize for any distress I may have caused you. I admire your spirit and the strength of your convictions. I too aspire to impartiality but being human I sometimes fail. I think Internet message boards like any other means of communication have their strengths and weaknesses. It does seem that they amplify people's sentiments, and thus a lot of what we say comes across as more polarized than it would be if we were conversing in person. Thanks for taking the time to clarify. I've only (?) lived here for about 30 years and I've seen positive and negative developments - the overcrowding right now is staggering - it's pervasive yet it's usually only uncovered when there's a fire, which is made more likely by the slumlords who partition ever-smaller, ever-more dangerous, ever-more poorly wired rooms out of what were at one point comfortable family dwellings. But a lot of what we see locally is just characteristic of our times. Thanks again, Craig Noor
Anne Latella December 30, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Crag Noor-I do immediately believe you and can understand how you and others in the village consider me an outsider who does not know what is going on. You did not cause me any distress because I can very well understand how the residents are distressed concerning the many upheavals in the village today and how it affects their daily lives. I only wish some of the residents who live there today and the Board members who grew up there could put on their thinking caps and remember the idealistic village as I remember it. I do want to take this opportunity to thank for your coming to understand why I am so passionate about Port Chester. In addition I would like to advise you I sincerely admire the style of your current comments which are beautifully expressed. I regret if we offended one another by our common interest in what is best for Port Chester and its residents. My very Best Wishes to you as a long time resident who is also deeply passionate about continuing to be active in pursuing anything and everything which would improve the village of Port Chester. I am aware some good changes have taken place and also realize there needs to be better political choices and those currently on the Board need to realize the village residents are the ones to decide on what is good or not in the best interests of the town. They have been elected to do the bidding of the residents not to make independent decisions for their own self interests. You are correct about a lot of what we see is characteristic of our times. Thank you Craig for this very lovely note which I deeply appreciate. Best wishes always, Anne Latella
JJ December 31, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Anne Latella January 01, 2014 at 10:24 AM
JJ- You can turn off the remote control on your T. V. when you are not interested or do not like a program. Likewise if this blog annoys you, there is no point even going to the site and reading it.
JJ January 01, 2014 at 10:38 AM
While I truly respect your age and insights I believe theta your insane comments have taken the readers here away from the real issue of this event. I actually remember you writing comments in another Port Chester newspaper long ago where you identified yourself as a quote 'proud liberal' where you made similar comments as you're doing now on world events. While there is nothing wrong in being a liberal but you seem to have a history of rambling on and on about nonsense. Honestly, I am happy that you lived in PC and have loyalty to certain people but it doesn't have manure to do with this case against the former Chief of Police. HAPPY NEW YEAR and other best go you; maybe you need to move back to PC to provide guidance to the current leadership there.
Anne Latella January 01, 2014 at 12:18 PM
JJ- You are giving me a lot of credit if you believe my comments have taken the readers away from the real issues. It is my opinion, everyone posting here is an intelligent thinker expressing their own opinion. I am not so vain as to believe I am changing anyone's mind about the issue. Perhaps though some can appreciate I have opinions and their is still Freedom Of Speech in this country, which therefore entitles me to my opinion. Furthermore, I never said I was a "Proud Liberal. "I am a registered Democrat but I am not a far left liberal. Also as you know you can be registered in a party and can vote otherwise which I have done quite a few times. I do not honk you would want me to express all of my current opinions on the U.S. Government today. However, I do not believe anyone should enter this country illegally. I believe the quota system is in not only the best interests of the country as well as the immigrant. Illegal immigration has caused this country and immigrants many problems. In addition I never approved of the manner in which the Affordable Health Care Act was written or imposed upon the citizens of the U.S. Nancy Pelosi's remark, "You will find out what is in it after it is passed," was insult to the integrity of the American people as is the entire act itself. Before you start calling me a racist, I did not vote for President Obama because of his skin color. He lacked and still lacks the Administrative experience to run the government. I believe both Dr. Carson and Alan West are far more intelligent, experienced and have a better understanding of the American way of life then the current President. I voted For Mitt Romney because he had an abundance of Administrative ability as a past CEO and a past governor. I believe he would have better served all of the citizens of the U.S. which is the President's responsibility. I do not believe in the Robin Hood Method of Government. Our founding Fathers had great foresight and there is no greater document then the United States Constitution. I do believe in Social Security and Medicare. They are programs the citizens have spent a life tme paying for and it is their savings which is now being returned to them. I do not believe the government should help themselves to this money which does not belong to them since thee monies were already taxed on the employees gross income. I also express my opinion on National blogs regarding these issues and write opposing views directly to the Democratic Senator Bill Nelson from Florida and I get direct replies from him within a week to ten days. I have been employed s an Administrator, Business Manager and in the field of accounting for 57 years. I have been vocal about my opinions going back to the days of The Daly Item, where my opinions regarding the best interests of Port Chester were printed after they would call me on the phone to verify I had written it. I do not need to move back to Port Chester although there have been times I have wished I had never left. Every Board in every town or city needs guidance in order to carry out the needs of those who voted for them in the first place. Happy New Year to you also JJ. To set the record straight my loyalty is not to people but rather to my own beliefs of what is right and wrong. I am intelligent enough to know I am not changing anyone's mind. Just expressing my own opinions.
Jazelle January 02, 2014 at 11:21 AM
Anne...Anne..... please give your fingers a break!
Anne Latella January 02, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Jazelle_ My fingers do not need a break. Thank you. If your eyes need a rest, do not visit this web page. It is as simple as turning off the remote on your T.V.


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