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Right Under Your Noses: Total Incompetence, Total Waste. Shame on you!


UPDATE: Seems we built a bonfire under Ravena-Coeymans’ highway/public works departments butts. Two days after we published this article the Ravena-Coeymans dolts woke up and properly paved the mudpies on Rt 144 in the hamlet of Coeymans, oddly right across from the town garage! Was it coïncidence or was it the wake-up call we sent?


The Good News is: Ravena is doing much needed roadwork. The Bad News is: The Ravena Department of Public Works under the incompetent direction of fire-bug Henry Traver is doing the work. The Problem is: The Ravena Department of Public Works flunked sandbox and mudpies; They apparently don’t know their arses from their shovels—You know, those things they’re constantly leaning on to support their massive bulks!

monkey with shovel

HOW MANY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TAX DOLLARS ARE BEING WASTED BY INCOMPETENT ROADWORK?

Question: What do Henry Traver of the Village of Ravena Public Works Department and Denis Jordan of the New Baltimore Highway Department have in common?
Answer: No, not setting fires. They both haven’t a clue, they’re both robbing us blind, we’re paying both exhorbitant salaries and benefits to waste taxpayer money.

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We received a call from a Ravena resident to come down an check out the roadwork being done in Ravena. We had already seen the Ravena Department of Public Works and their part-time borrowed laborers from the Ravena Filtration Plant botching something up on Central Avenue but we had to respond to the resident’s request, so we meandered over to Central Avenue, then to Western Avenue. What a mess!

We’re just wondering how many tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars are being squandered by the bunch of clowns making believe they know how to resurface a street. We couldn’t believe what we saw so we photographed it and posted it as a slide show above.

What we don’t understand is how our communities can pay these bloated morons salaries in the high 50’s plus benefits and pensions to waste money and resources.

This is how Ravena and Coeymans manage your tax dollars!

This is how Ravena, Coeymans and New Baltimore manage your tax dollars!

First of all, it seems they just spread some muck down on the streets and then threw some loose stone on top of it. Silly walruses apparently thought that would do the trick and keep them in their jobs and pensions. Try again! The stone is loose and is flying all over the place, leaving bald spots where cars have skid over the stone. In other places, the stone is so thin, that the cracks in the street show through. Driving down Central and Western Avenues, we left a pretty respectable dust cloud and flying gravel in our wake. But there’s another problem: they don’t seem to have been able to get uniform stone, and there are some pretty large pebbles in the street now that will probably cause some pretty respectable damage to a paint job or a windshield when they’re flung up by passing vehicles.

We’re just waiting for the next heavy rain to see all of the stone washed downhill…or for the street sweepers to come down the street and sweep up all of the loose stone. Maybe Henry Traver or mayor Bill “Moose” Misuraca will then sell it back to the village of Ravena for the Department of Public Works to spread on the streets again. Nice scam!

Not only does the loose stone fly all over the place when a car passes over it, and not only is there the danger that the larger stonessome actually measuring and inch or two acrosswill damage property and may cause injuries to pedestrians, there’s the problem of stopping distance on the loose stone. Try applying your brakes on the stuff!

So Traver, Misuraca, what’s going to happen when the next heavy rain comes down and washes it all away, or the street sweepers collect it, or when the snow plows scrape it all up—assuming it lasts until the first snowfall.

Well, the NYS Department of Troglodites botched up the repairs under the LaFarge converyor overpass this summer, leaving Route 144 worse than it was before with bumps, mounds and troughs. So they came back last week and redid the work. Nice job security. Right? Screw it up and do it again at taxpayer expense!

And what about the professional job the Troglodites did on Rt 144 in the hamlet of Coeymans? They dug up the roadway, dumped some gravel and dirt into the holes and left. now we have bigger holes! Nice Job! So what’s the town of Coeymans going to do about that, now? Probably re-zone it ;)

MonkeyShovelThe Town of New Baltimore Is No Better!

Still More Monkey’s With Shovels!

What we don’t understand is how our communities can pay these bloated morons salaries in the high 50’s to waste money and resources. It seems it’s characteristic of this area to hire incompetents to head the highway and public works departments. Ravena and Coeymans aren’t the only ones with problems in public works; they share that dubious distinction with the Town of New Baltimore. Just take a ride through New Baltimore and see how the New Baltimore Highway superintendent, Denis Jordan, and his crew of flying jackasses patch potholes! Throw in a couple shovels of cold patch, don’t bother to tamp it down, and take off. All it takes is three cars passing over the “work” and Voilà! The return of the pothole! Where’d the cold patch go? Check the bottoms of your shoes and the undercarriage of your car!

Budget time is coming up, neighbors. They’ll be looking for more money to waste next year and they’ll want their salaries increased, too. We think you’d better wake up and participate in those budget meetings—that is, if the crooks and their minions even open the meetings to the public—and start demanding some quality for your tax dollars—and some competent people to do the work.

But Only If You Speak Up! We deserve better! The Editor

But Only If You Speak Up! We deserve better!

The Editor

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2014 in Abuse of Public Office, Accountability, Albany, Albany County Civil Service, Andrew Cuomo, Barbara Cumm, Barbara Finke, Bill Bailey, Bitter Bob (Ross), Bob Freeman, Bob Ross, Bryan Rowzee, Carmen Warner, Carver Companies, Carver Construction, Carver Laraway, Catherine Deluca, Catherine M. Deluca, Cathy Deluca, Chris Norris, Christopher Norris, Claude A. Wheeles, Coeymans, Coeymans Industrial Park, Coeymans Police Department, Coeymans Town Board, Committee on Open Government, David Wukitsch, DEC, Deluca-Warner Fitness Center, Denis Jordan, Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of State, Eleanor Luckacovic, Eleanor Oldham, Eric T. Schneiderman, Fitness Center, George Langdon, Greene County, Gregory Darlington, Harold Warner, Hudson Valley, Jason Albert, Jeff Ruso, Jena Misuraca, Joan Ross, Joel Coye, John Luckacovic, John T. Bruno, Josephine P. Dority née Biscone, Josie Biscone-Bruno, Keith Mahler, Ken Burns, Kenneth Burns, Larry Conrad, Laverne Conrad, Lazlo Polyak, Mayor Bruno, Michael Biscone, Michael J. Biscone, Mismanagement, Misuse of Public Office, Money Pit, Moose Misuraca, Nancy Biscone-Warner, Nancy Warner, New Baltimore, New Baltimore Town Board Member, New Baltimore Town Budget, New Baltimore town council, New York, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State, Nick Dellisanti, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, Office of the Attorney General, Pete Lopez, Peter Masti, Phillip Crandall, Port of Coeymans, Property Taxes, Ravena, Ravena Centennial Celebration, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, Ravena Department of Public Works, Ravena Health and Fitness Center, Ravena Village Board, Robert J. Freeman, Rodney Krzykowski, Selkirk, Sewer and Water, Shame On You, Shelly van Etten, Smalbany, Stephen Flach, Thomas E. Dolan, Tom Dolan, Town Supervisor, Transparency, William Bailey, William Misuraca

 

Only a Matter of Time: Carver Heavy Truck Rearends Passenger Car!

It was only a matter of time before the truck traffic started taking its toll on passenger cars! Tuesday evening, September 9, 2014, a heavy truck creams a passenger car in Ravena. Two women and a couple of kids according to preliminary reports. No fatalities…YET.

No fatalities. YET!

No fatalities. YET!

We Told You So…AGAIN!

We’ve been observing the sand, gravel, and other heavy tractor trailer combos and dump trucks racing through the village of Ravena and the Hamlet of Coeymans. Some too large for one lane and drifting over the center line; other’s just too stupid to pick a lane and stay in it. They must have gone to the same drivers ed classes as Coeymans copy Danielle Crosier. You know the Coeymans cop who tries to stay in the oncoming lane of traffic while at the same time trying to drive on the shoulder; the same Coeymans cop who slams into parked NYS official cars in the Motor Vehicle parking lot on South Pearl St. in Albany, and then writes up her own police report on the accident. Yeah! the same Danielle Crosier who likes to ride guard rails. And YES! RCS parents, the same Coeymans bimbo cop who was allegedly “doing” the wrestling coach at the RCS high-school while harassing your kids as the so-called SRO in the RCS High School. She’s  is now “teaching” road safety, a prerequisite for driving to the HS and getting a parking permit! Talk about the legally blind and dumb leading the seeing and hearing in the community! WTF is that corrupt bunch of morons on the RCS Board of Education and their sockpuppet McCartney doing? We’ve already warned residents that they’re in bed with the Judas Administration, the sell-out artists in Coeymans.

But back to the main story. For months we’ve been predicting that Carver Company’s heavy trucks that pull out in front of you and then travel at a snail’s pace once you’ve jammed on your brakes are a road hazard. Carver’s drivers and other heavy trucks exiting Riverview Drive and the Port of Coeymans apparently don’t have signals or headlights either. Worse still, how many have we observed that can’t decide which lane of traffic to use. Just the other day we followed one that was weaving from one side of the road to the other.

The real hazard that these vehicles and their drivers are causing are obvious, as is the damage to the local roads and infrastructure (vibrations causing cracks and breaks in the ancient water and sewer lines, for example). But they’re also creating a hazard by being so heavy and slow-moving, too! We’ve watched as drivers attempt to pass these hazardous vehicles, crossing the double line, sometimes in a curve, in order to get around them. The problem is that the heavy trucks are so unpredictable and tend to leave their lane (texting? phones? just plain stupid) and move into the oncoming lane. There’s a serious accident waiting to happen here.

Where are the Coeymans police?!?!

Route 144, Coeymans, NY

Route 144, Coeymans, NY

The Coeymans police, however, are nowhere to be found. They’ve all but disappeared from the streets and roads in Ravena-Coeymans. They have a questionable reputation for pulling people over for not signalling when leaving one of the shopping plazas in town or for not signalling a turn. Where are the Coeymans police when these heavy trucks are committing every conceivable motor vehicle violation in the book? Now if you even attempt to report a violation or make a complaint just try to read the plate number on the vehicles; they’re so filthy and caked with dust and mud they might as well not even be there. So try to report a problem or make a complaint. By the way, an obliterated or unreadable licence plate is a violation! Where are the Coeymans police?!?! We know—and so do you—that there’s something very fishy going on in Coeymans town hall between Laraway Carver and the town of Coeymans. Add to that the fact that Ravena mayor Bill “Moose” Misuraca got some pretty hefty support from Carver during his campaign—maybe not in cold hard cash money but in promises that now have to be kept—so you all know where this is going, don’t you?

Here are the facts: The heavy truck traffic is out of control in Ravena-Coeymans, on Route 9W, on Route 144, in the village of Ravena and in the hamlet of Coeymans. The Coeymans police are useless and indifferent to the hazards and the violations being committed by Carver and the other “businesses” in the area. Where are the Coeymans police?!?! Where are your elected officials?!?! In Carver Laraway’s wallet pocket.

So, on September 9, 2014, Confirmed ! it was a Carver Companies’ 100-yard tractor trailer that rear ended a car at the 9W and 143 intersection!

Is this a problem in Coeymans Where are the Coeymans police?


Is this a problem in Coeymans

Where are the Coeymans police?
The Editor

Editor’s Note: We would like to ask anyone with more details on this accident to send us what you have or know about it to rcs.confidential@gmail.com or include your information in a comment on this article. If you know that this incident was reported in any of the local media, especially the Times Useless or another local rag, please tell us in which rag and when. Any report or information may be published on verification but your personal details will never be published without your permission. Thank you!

 
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Beware: Residents Are Asking Questions

The Results of the Last Local Elections

The Results of the Last Local Elections

The Political Climate Across the Entire Nation is Heating Up. The People are Slowly Reaching Critical Mass, Their Boiling Point. They are waking up to the fact that the United States is no longer a representative democracy but an aristocracy: The Corporations, the Friends of the Corporations, and the Masses. At the local level its the Crooks, the Friends of the Crooks and the Rest of Us. There are no longer two main political parties, they’ve merged into two groups of Fakes and Scammers.

This fact is even clearer at our local level, where in Ravena we have a puppet-monkey mayor who was allegedly backed big-time by a local money-bags, Carver Laraway, to depose the former mummy mayor, John Bruno, local strongman for more than a quarter of a century, because Bruno wouldn’t cave on some issues that Laraway wanted, one of them being water. The monkey mayor, William “Moose” Misuraca, who was also pissed off with Bruno and his crowd in village hall, vowed a vendetta (something about being promised some grant money and not getting it), and begged the local Republican chairperson to put him on the ballot against Bruno. Misuraca, with Laraway’s backing and his bar crowd, took the mayor’s office. But now, almost a year in office, and Misuraca has done NOTHING! He’s still surrounded by Bruno’s morons and he’s still pandering to Cathy Deluca and her playpen, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, to the tune of more than $100,000 a year of taxpayer money, no reports on losses and revenues, of course, but the fitness center can’t support itself and is a money-pit. That’s just one example. No planning, no vision, Nothing! Check out our article, We Asked for Milestones: We got laundry lists or we got nothing!

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In Coeymans, as we’ve reported, Mr Stephen Flach was re-elected and two former adversaries were ousted and replaced with two first-termers, George E. Langdon and Kenneth A. Burns, on the Coeymans town board. Hopes again were high that now that Flach had the majority support on the board, things would change. They didn’t, haven’t and it doesn’t look like they will. In addition to short-sightedness, no vision, there was plenty of sell-out and plenty of propaganda. We now have to cope with what we call the Judas Administration: a town board that is just as hypocritical and corrupt as the one we thought we had replaced. Why is that? Because no matter who is in town hall it’s same old bullshit just different faces. As the saying goes: Town Hall is like a diaper, it has to be changed completely for the same reasons. We’ve already published an essay on this subject so we won’t repeat our thoughts here. Please see our article, We Asked for Milestones: We got laundry lists or we got nothing!

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And then there’s New Baltimore. The campaigns last November were vicious and dirty. The previous administration did nothing but take care of their own. The Dellisanti team promised the community to do much better. But are they keeping their promises? Again, we’ve reported on what they claim to have accomplished in their own words but it’s nothing but smoke screen, just like Coeymans. While Coeymans is blatantly and glaringly a Judas administration and a complete sell-out, and Ravena is just a do-nothing, New Baltimore has its own flavor, though it’s similar to the contents of a dirty diaper: New Baltimore’s new majority under Nick Dellisanti specializes in smoke, and they’ll blow it any time they’re called on to keep the public informed. New Baltimore residents are slowly getting very, very annoyed and we think it’s going to show with a backlash in November. Again, see our article, We Asked for Milestones: We got laundry lists or we got nothing! for details.

We hear US Congressman Chris Gibson was going to be in New Baltimore on the evening of Thursday, September 4, 2014, and meeting with residents—but only the in-crowd, it seems. Only those who have received the phone-call invite from New Baltimore town board members—and that at the last minute. Are we happy with this? What do you think? Has anything changed when compared to the O’Rorke bunch or the other in-crowd administrations, like the David and Diane Lewis circus before O’Rorke? It seems nothing has changed. The New Baltimore town board is falling into the same cesspool as those before it. Question is: Do they know they’re on a slippery slope and do they know how to break their fall?

Update: Gibson did not show at the New Baltimore Republican Club meeting but sent an aide, Kevin Cumm, to attend the meeting. Please see Mr Jeff Ruso’s comment. Ruso is a sitting New Baltimore town board member and “president” of the New Baltimore Republican Club.

 Listen! You're going under and your egos are dragging your down.Do you have the sense to cut loose from the anchor of your egos and self-interest?

Listen! You’re going under and your egos are dragging your down.
Do you have the sense to cut loose from the anchor of your egos and self-interest?

If you think we are very unhappy with the performance of the new elected officials, you are very correct. And you should be very unhappy, too. You should be asking some very serious questions right about now, before it’s too late.
playing with fireYou should be preparing to scrutinize the candidates they are offering on the ballots for the upcoming elections, and be very critical of those candidates, given who is supporting them and what they are again promising.

Are we unhappy? You betcha! And Guess What?

You’re playing with fire, local politicians; you’ll likely get burned. Badly.

Know where the contents of the diaper is? We do. Out TOWN and VILLAGE Halls. The Editor

Know where the contents of the diaper is? We do. In our TOWN and VILLAGE Halls.
The Editor

 
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We Asked for Milestones: We got laundry lists or we got nothing!

Some readers asked us to give the public officials newly elected last November a chance; not to judge them prematurely. So we decided to let them do the talking and tell us about what they think they’ve done. Here’s how we did it: About two weeks ago we contacted the supervisor of the town of Coeymans, Mr Stephen Flach, the supervisor of the town of New Baltimore, Mr Nick Dellisanti, and the mayor of the village of Ravena, Mr William “Moose” Misuraca, and asked them to tell us about their milestones, their achievements over the past six months. Read on to see their responses…

Milestones are Achievements, not Routine

Milestones are Achievements, not Routine

Milestone: : an important point in the progress or development of something : a very important event or advance; a landmark, turning point, climax.

Needless to say we were not surprised when we got laundry lists or absolutely nothing when the local politicos finally responded. You’d think they’d know what a milestone is but of course they have no clue.

Village of Ravena = “0”

We’ll start with the shortest list first: the Village of Ravena, Mayor William “Moose” Misuraca’s response: ZERO! No milestones, no achievements, no accomplishments.

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At least Mayor Bruno would have made something up or delegated the task to Bill Bailey who would have talked up some crapola, or Nancy Warner who would have concocted some lies. But Ravena mayor Misuraca can’t think of anything he’s done or his village board has done in the past six months.

Maybe Mr Misuraca’s idea of a milestone is to continue Ravena’s corrupt and unlawful billing practices for sewer and water. Or maybe a milestone for Misuraca is to condemn more Ravena property so that cronies can pick it up for a penny. Or maybe a major accomplishment for Misuraca is to discourage responsible property ownership, drive out residents, and keep the building department busy taping “Do Not Occupy” signs on the  distressed buildings collecting in Ravena. What do you think?

It’s enough to drive you to drink! Maybe that’s the plan. Misuraca is drumming up business for his Halfway House Tavern! He’s a genius (Not!).

Maybe we should have asked how’s business at the other Halfway House, the tavern that is. Maybe business has been booming since its bartender was elected to be mayor of the Village of Ravena. Or maybe getting doused with ice water during a village board meeting did something to his head. Or maybe Jena’s not talking to him and he didn’t know what to say. Do ya think?

Actually, we really have to ask why he was so hot-to-trot and why he begged Republican Chairwoman Barbara Cumm to endorse him for Republican mayoral candidate? Were the rumors true that Carver Laraway and his bunch backed Misuraca as a backlash, retaliation to get rid of former mayor Bruno because he was playing hardball on the water issue?  It certainly wasn’t because he is such a hot-shot administrator or that he had some sort of vision for Ravena; if he knew what he was doing he’d have done something by now.

Town of Coeymans = The Great Sellout

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The Judas Administration

Whatever we can say about the Town of Coeymans, supervisor Stephen Flach does respond. The problem is does he respond too quickly, without thinking about that he shares? We do know that things do happen overly quickly in the town of Coeymans town hall; they make decisions too quickly without all the facts and without doing the required homework, without asking the right questions or any questions at all. For the town of Coeymans it’s business, not quality of life. Don’t fool yourselves, business does not equal quality of life — Just look what they’ve done to Riverview Drive and to Route 144! (Well, you may not be able to see much with Carver Company’s dust clouds.)

Here’s Mr Flach’s prompt response to our question:

“A few of the major accomplishments that have taken place this year:

  • We signed a Major Pilot agreement with LaFarge, ensuring that they will continue production for at least 20 years. They are building a 400 million dollar plant, and there taxes will increase each year by 2% regardless of the percentage raised, lowered, or staying the same for everyone else. Also their tax assessment will go from 100 million to 150 million over the course of 20 years, and the 2 % will be based on that increase as well!  We also have a separate host benefit package which gives the Town $350,000. Per year for the next 20 years and the school gets $150,000. As well.
  • I have worked to bring businesses in to town, such as TCI, and The Tappan Zee bridge project by working on the zoning in Coeymans to what it has always been used for.
  • I have fought hard for Carvers Bridge project (from the Port to the Trickey Property Industrial Park)
  • We have updated some of our laws in our Town Code book, by abolishing some and updating others, and I will continue to do that to make our Town more business friendly.
  • I am working on a Limited Recycling Center to be put out at the Highway Garage, as well as some amenities at Joralemon Park such as a Bathroom facility and some Primitive camp sites.
  • I Feel like the Train Art Project around Town has been uplifting for our community and a great fundraiser for our youth programs!
  • The Relationship with the Village has improved greatly, and we continue to move forward together.
  • I have worked with the Highway dept. to revamp some things, as well as some other departments.
  • There are a lot of other small things, working with and for residents that I have been keeping busy with.

We are working to make our Town a better place to live, bring in business, as well as look more attractive, by cleaning up and/or working on the vacant home issues that we have in the Hamlet.

We need Business to broaden our tax base, and give people jobs.  We do not need people fighting us every time we try to bring something Positive into Town. There are other issues that we have, and many of those can’t happen overnight. We are trying.”

WELCOME TO COEYMANS We're Business Friendly!

WELCOME TO COEYMANS
We’re Business Friendly!

As for the majority of what Mr Flach provided, it’s all very immaterial. He’s naming accomplishments that can vaporize at the next corporate board meeting. LaFarge can close down tonite. As for the TCI, the Tappan Zee bridge project and the Carver Companies bridge project, we’re not clear what that has to do with the town of Coeymans and its residents, except for the fact that all of the above has so far only inconvenienced residents and has created an environmental and air quality disaster. The only one benefiting from those “milestones” is Carver Laraway. And as for changing the zoning in the town of Coeymans to benefit Laraway’s Companies, we don’t consider that much of an accomplishment, more of a sell-out! Hence: the Judas Administration.

The fact that Mr Flach’s administration is updating the town Code Book to be more business-friendly goes back to what we just wrote about the Judas Administration and does not count in our view as an accomplishment.

Mr Flach and his people “are working on a Limited Recycling Center” — it’s the “working on” part that bothers us. If you’re working on something it’s not done yet. Right? So if it’s in the planning stages or unfinished, it’s not an accomplishment. What doesn’t Mr Flach understand about the word “milestone”?

By the time we got to the “Train Project” we had all but lost our sense of humor and the responses just started to get more and more retarded. Are you kidding? We put the “Train Project” at the same level as the “Reubenville Project”. At least with the Reubenville Project the town could dole out 5000 sandwich coupons to their friends and cronies (without accounting for a single coupon. Right Tom Dolan?)

We had to laugh when Mr Flach lists the improvement of relations with the village of Ravena. They couldn’t have gotten worse; they could only have gotten better. But if Mr Flach wants to list that as a milestone, he can have it with our compliments.

Coeymans Mascot Town Bird

Coeymans Mascot
Town Bird

As for the other “some things” and “small things” Mr Flach mentions your guess is as good as ours for figuring out what in hell those are. We’ve asked for clarification of most of Mr Flach’s accomplishments but that was almost two weeks ago and we’ve gotten nothing.

Vacant home issues in the hamlet” is a joke. Does Mr Flach think that increased truck traffic and dust clouds is going to attract new residents who can inject some life into the hamlet? And jobs? Jobs come from service and retail businesses, not highly automated junk plants. Jobs come for the unskilled who fill our unemployment ranks and for the working poor and for those on social services! Carver Companies, TCI and EMR or the Tappan Zee bridge project are not going to provide those jobs. Let’s be real, Mr Flach.

Speaking of Carver Companies, TCI and EMR and the Tappan Zee bridge project. You mentioned we need businesses to create a taxbase but didn’t you sell out to Laraway and the rest of them on the taxation issue? Or are they being taxed 100% like the rest of Coeymans?

And as for all those jobs — What jobs? —  you know the 11 jobs TCI says it’s creating and the 30 or so jobs (all menial low-paying or temporary construction) that Carver Laraway’s “creating”? Well we contacted the New York State Department of Labor contact, Brian Suedkamp, whose e-mail and telephone number appeared on the so-called Job Fair flyer but we haven’t heard a peep out of him. So much for jobs! Peter Masti reported in a News Herald letter-to-the-editor that 70 people showed up at the “job fair”. How many do you think got hired? The Carver Companies website has an employment page at Career Opportunities but lists only 4 positions (Experienced Class A or B driver, Hauler Driver, Construction Laborer, Individual with 5+ Years Parts Experience (to do what?), Experienced Mechanic). So where are all these jobs, Mr Flach? Mr Laraway?

The Port of Coeymans website Employment doesn’t even list any jobs! Check it out at Port of Coeymans Employment. In fact, you can read this on the PoC Employment page:

While there are no specific positions available at this time, we are constantly looking for exceptional individuals to add to our team.  Please feel free to complete our general employment application and we will keep the information on file for six months. 

Well, that certainly answers our jobs question, doesn’t it? So, Mr Flach, what’s the story on all these jobs? (See our recent articles: Shame on You! Laraway, Flach, Masti, Dolan, Langdon, Burns! and Smoke Screens, Illusions, Delusions and Propaganda for more on the sell-out!)

Overall Mr Flach’s response only confirmed what we have to say about the Great Sellout and the Judas Administration. All the rest was too vague to really understand what Mr Flach was counting as accomplishments.

Town of New Baltimore = Routine Confused with Milestone

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When we asked New Baltimore town supervisor Mr Nick Dellisanti to tell us about his board’s milestone accomplishments over the past six months, Mr Delisanti first promised a response for the next day. When we followed up, we got an excuse that his town computer or email or something was down and the response would have to wait until the following week. (But Mr Dellisanti was able to respond with a glowing assessment of Barbara Finke who is seeking election to be New Baltimore town clerk, and Mr Gregory Seeley, seeking re-election to be Greene County Sheriff. We have our reservations about both Finke and Seeley but we’ll publish those in an upcoming exposé and commentary). As it turns out, Mr Dellisanti didn’t provide the information as promised (neither the next day nor the next week). That didn’t bode well for Dellisanti or for his minions on the New Baltimore Town Board.

We just received Mr Dellisanti’s response and we’d like to share it with you here:

New Procurement Policy;
New Foil Policy;
We crafted & adopted a correction action plan ( CAP) in response to the State Comptrollers audit of 2013 criticizing the purchasing practices of the Highway Dept;
Negotiated free recording equipment with MH Cable to broadcast Town Board Meetings on MH Cable TV;
Worked with the New Town Clerk to open the Clerk’s office five (5) days per week from 9-4;
We now advertise for ALL vacant positions in the Town;
We applied for grants for our parks youth program & received two (2);
We hired a temporary employee at a reduced hourly rate to paint all recreation equipment in all four (4) parks;
The Town Supervisor does weekly park inspections on Sunday mornings at no additional cost to our tax payers;
Presently, the comprehensive plan committee has met six (6) times to revise the conservation subdivision so the 50% set aside is not mandated, and looking into our zoning requirements to make the 9W corridor more business friendly;
Since January 2014 I have met monthly with five (5) supervisors & one (1) mayor on sharing services & ideas to make our towns & villages more cost efficient;
We have changed the voucher policy so that all vouchers will be paid twice a month instead of once. This process will make sure that all bills are reviewed by all board members for accuracy & paid in a timely fashion;
Our Town Justices are giving us people required to do community service (painting, minor repairs, etc) at no cost to our taxpayers;
Opened lines of communication with the Cargill Co for emergency salt delivers for our roads;
Established a Veterans committee to honor our veterans with a monument at Town Hall;
Opened lines of communication with both Fire Departments in our town; also have been negotiating with CXS for emergency equipment for the New Baltimore Fire Co for when the second rail goes in through our Town;
We are presently finalizing the New Baltimore Employee Handbook so All employees are aware of not only their benefits but also Town procedures.
If you should require any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

To be very honest, we don’t have the time to ask these so-called professionals to answer the question. They should have learned that in the third grade. But they have danced around a simple question: “Tell us what you have accomplished in the past six months.” without responding. (And we also don’t have the time to correct the illiterate composition and grammar/spelling errors!)

thumbs downMost of what Mr Dellisanti lists as “milestones” or his board’s accomplishments have to be called routine business; it’s what you’d expect any functioning administration to be doing on an ongoing basis and can’t possibly be chalked up as “accomplishments.” Revamping a purchasing policy (in response to a devastating audit report (see also Ravena)) is not an accomplishment. A “new foil [sic] policy”, in other words, complying with the New York State Freedom of Information Law, is not an accomplishment, it’s complying with the law!

The New Baltimore Highway Department should be relocated to the Coxsackie maximum security corrections facility. That’s the only way that we can be convinced that the New Baltimore Highway Department collection of parasites can be improved. Clean out the town garage, sent the parasites to jail, and start anew (Ravena and Coeymans might want to follow that advice, too!) That would be a milestone, Mr Dellisanti!

Now isn’t that special: New Baltimore now advertises all vacant positions in the town administration. Does that mean that it’s no longer the family business it’s been in the past? Is that a milestone or just good government?

What bothers us is the fact that Mr Delisanti, in the executive branch of the town government, is praising the two village idiots calling themselves town justices, for providing slave labor for the town. New Baltimore town justice Joseph Farrell is a loser from the word go, but a real winner at playing hide the sausage; Lee Davis is another piece of jerky-boy BS-art. Doesn’t surprise us that they’d get involved with such Judge Judy perversions of the justice system. Maybe the New York State Unified Court System should investigate this practice or the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Farrell should have been removed from the bench years ago! That somehow seems like a very slippery slope when you have your judges providing a labor force for the town. We’ll have to take a closer look at that practice and do some legal research but it sounds like something Stalin would have been encouraging for populating his Gulags or concentration camps. Careful, Mr Dellisanti, your judges may get you into a heap or legal and ethical doo doo!

We’re also concerned about Mr Dellisanti’s priorities in the town of New Baltimore. Our roads are a mess; we have stone age utilities that fail on a regular basis, we have a primitive cable service provider, and the list could go on. But Mr Dellisanti and his brood are sitting there telling us they’re planning to create a veteran’s memorial! At what cost? We already are being bled anemic with some of the highest taxes in the most taxed state and our homes are collapsing because we have no storm drains! WTF are you thinking Mr Dellisanti? We don’t need another monument. If you want to do something for the veterans, Mr Delisanti, and New Baltimore town board, lobby and get active to get them proper healthcare!!!!

We won’t even waste any more of our readers’ time or words to point out the silliness of these elected officials’ so-called responses and their so-called milestones. The responses are purely jokes. We asked for clarification and got none (Flach). Yes, we have questions but we simply don’t want to beat a dead horse.

Bottom line is this: Generally speaking, just because you are doing basically what you have to do you can’t call that a milestone or an accomplishment, even if your predecessors were dregs and left you with a mess. Working on something or planning something is not an accomplishment; you have to do something to call it an accomplishment. So far, you’ve done nothing.

Selling out to business is not the same as promoting a local economy. Nor is it creating jobs. That’s imbecilic, stupid. Selling out to millionaires while walking all over your residents is not creating new business, it’s abusing your community. Making a mess out of your real estate and destroying the environment doesn’t attract new residents nor does it create an environment uplifting to community.

thumbs down smallAnd Mr Misuraca, not responding, even if the obvious is that you have no accomplishments, just doesn’t work. The fact is you still have a nest of cronies and crooks in Ravena town hall. You still have a parasite in the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, a relic of the previous corrupt administration and a money pit. Why is Cathy Deluca still collecting a salary for her failures? Why is the money pit still there, Mr Misuraca?

thumbs down smallAnd Mr Flach, we’ll be exposing the glaring hypocrisy of Coeymans town hall when we publish our essay looking at Mr Peter Masti. It’s hard for us to comprehend how a bunch of Bible thumpers could be such Judases and how you and your administration could be such abysmal stewards of creation. It’s beyond our comprehension that a bunch of so-called Christians could populate a town board and yet be oblivious to the rampant hypocrisy and corruption around themselves and not take decisive action to combat it. The Coeymans police department is still gobbling up more than $1,000,000 a year plus the hefty pensions. Where are the police when the heavy trucks are putting our lives in jeopardy in the Hamlet or on the streets of Ravena? What is the Coeymans police department still doing in your basement, in other words?

thumbs down smallAnd Mr Dellisanti, you don’t have half the problems that Ravena and Coeymans are facing so it’s unpardonable that you haven’t been able to give an account of a single real milestone, and have resorted to a laundry list of crapola. Look! Even one or two real accomplishments would be great but you can’t throw up a smoke screen and expect to walk away unscathed! Honesty and integrity go ahead of accountability and transparency. Even though Mr Misuraca may not have responded, his silence said it all: He has accomplished nothing in Ravena. Fine. But to try to bamboozled us with a list of routine activities that we expect would be done in any office is pushing our buttons. What’s really insulting and scary is that you thought you could feed us that junk and get away with it!

So we gave them a chance. Now what?

While we should expect that politicians will try to magnify mites to make hippos out of them; they’ll take the least thing and blow it out of proportion. But we think our problem is far more disastrous; we think our elected officials actually think that these are milestones, accomplishments. If that’s the case, we’re in for a really bumpy ride until the next elections!

We asked for milestones and they gave us gravestones! The Editor

We asked for milestones and they gave us gravestones!
The Editor

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

What a bunch of Clowns: Misuraca has a mental challenge

Just when you think they’ve really hit bottom, they pull another stupid boner. This time our elected officials are acting like a bunch of Facebook-addicted clowns infected with the so-called ice-bucket challenge virus.

Are They For Real???

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Clowns at Play
Clown Mayor William Misuraca is doused with ice water at a Ravena village board meeting. Dignity?
(Poor Quality Photo: Bryan “Chicken-Man” Rowzee.)


Misuraca, You Need to Grow Up!!!

(Fact: You can take the bartender out of the bar but you can’t take the bar room out of the bartender!)

Front page news in the Ravena-Coeymans rag, the Ravena News Herald, and rag-reporter Bryan Rowzee seems to have stooped even lower than his chicken reports. It gets pretty bad when Ravena and Coeymans board meetings turn into a second-ring performance spot for a bunch of retarded middle-aged clowns.

Our elected officials not only have no brains, they have no dignity either. Is being douched with a bucket of cold water what they actually have time for in their board meetings? Is that the biggest challenge they’re up to these days? Aren’t there any other challenges the can put on the agenda besides acting like a herd of dumbasses?

Mr Misuraca, you’re currently in violation of New York State’s Freedom of Information Law, very much in violation but you have time to waste playing the clown that you are! Our advice to you is get to mayoring and clean up village hall, including your piggy-playpen, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, before it sends us all bankrupt. You might want to get to work on your water and sewerage billing problems, too! Has the Misuraca gone from Moose to Bozo?

It’s no wonder you can’t tell anyone about any accomplishments you’ve made in almost a year in office. There are none! You’re definitely a one-termer and definitely a disappointment to those who put you in the mayor’s office. We went from mummy to mush; not very good for Ravena!

And Mr Flach! You’re not much better. Seems the only think you’re good at is embarrassing Coeymans first with selling out for a Reuben sandwich and Arbi’s, then destroying Coeymans by selling out to Carver Laraway, and now you’ve become a clown on the town payroll. We don’t know which is worse: Judas or Clown.  How much are we paying you for your circus act? Shame on you both, Misuraca and Flach!

The Ravena Village Board (Mayor Bill "Moose" Misuraca Nose-in-the-Air) The Editor

The Ravena Village Board
(Mayor Bill “Moose” Misuraca Nose-in-the-Air)
The Editor

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Posted by on August 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Shame on You! Laraway, Flach, Masti, Dolan, Langdon, Burns!

Yes! Shame on You Coeymans Supervisor Flach, Town Board members Masti, Dolan, Langdon, Burns! You not only sold out the town of Coeymans as a unit of local government you sold out the community and the residents of Ravena-Coeymans to Carver Companies, TCI, and EMR.

Judas Politics in Coeymans

Judas Politics in Coeymans

Coeymans Town Board justified its decision to turn over Riverview Drive and part of Route 144 to Carver Laraway’s greed and megalomania despite local residents’ outcries. Carver Laraway got his way and Coeymans got a permanent dust storm and traffic delays but no jobs.

Several days ago, a local resident told us that the Carver Companies, TCI, and EMR were holding a so-called job fair. We missed it. But when someone slipped a copy of the flyer announcing the so-called job fair under our office door, we understood why we missed it. The so-called job fair was held on a Tuesday morning for only three hours, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone with half a brain can clearly see that this was another smoke and mirrors act on the part of Carver Companies’ PR person. Who in hell could get to a job fair on a Tuesday, let alone during such a brief period.

But the best came when we examined the flyer itself. It is full of propaganda bullshit and lists a number of jobs using their New York State Employment Service job codes. Not only that, the contact for the jobs is an employee of the New York State Department of Labor, a Mr Brian Suedkamp, whose contact details appear in the flyer but no Carver Companies contact. We found that rather odd. Don’t you?

In addition, the seal of the State of New York Department of Labor conspicuously displayed on page 2, making the impression that the whole thing is the State of New York’s effort. And again, no contact information at Carver. Suedkamp’s telephone number is given as (518) 457-1504 and his e-mail is brian.suedkamp@labor.ny.gov  Again, no Carver connection. So what’s this Carver Companies job fair crapola, anyway.

In the meantime, we have contacted the New York State Department of Labor for clarification of its involvement in the so-called “job fair.” We’re also contacting the New York State Attorney General’s office to ask for an inquiry. Let’s see how transparent govrernment really is.

Most of the jobs listed in the flyer are for truck drivers and heavy equipment operators—Carver probably needs them to ensure that the dust clouds stay up there and dust covers everything in sight. That may be to discourage new residents or to force current residents out because of the truck traffic, the dust and the other obstacles. But wait! Isn’t there a shortage of commercial driver license holders (truck drivers) and equipment operators? Carver isn’t creating any new jobs at all!

Have you seen this before?

Have you seen this before?

The other jobs are menial administrative jobs or custodial jobs. Low-paying and just that menial.

We drive through Coeymans Rt 144 about four times a day. For the past several days we’ve noticed a middle-aged man, in his late fifties, standing alone on the Coeymans Creek bridge, just opposite the Riverview Drive truck exit onto the bridge. He’s been standing there for what seems to be the entire day, in the blazing sun, armed with a traffic sign paddle, and protected only with a hard hat and a traffic vest. Sometimes you can see a water bottle. (See photo below.)

Carver's Creating Jobs in Coeymans! And pigs have wings too!

Carver’s Creating Jobs in Coeymans! And pigs have wings too!

Having seen him there so often and concerned that he is there in the blazing sun and in the middle of all that dust, we finally stopped today to ask him what he is doing there. He was very polite but didn’t want to answer many of our questions, saying that I was in danger and should not park at the corner of Rt 144 and Riverview Drive (Danger!?! Isn’t that still residential parking there? But not since Carver Laraway took over Riverview Drive! Now if you park there you’re in danger!)

Question: How can I be in danger if I’m standing on a public sidewalk or parked lawfully in a public parking area? Beats the hell out of me but perhaps our traffic watcher knows more than he’s giving out. Is Carver Companies creating that much of a hazard? And where is the Coeymans police department in all of this? Not one cop in sight. You surprised? We’re not.

The man was very firm but gentle that he could not talk and that he had to do his job: What he did tell us is that he was there to make certain the trucks got out safely. I could see that. He was there to stop traffic and make us wait so the trucks could get out.

This raises several questions for us: Firstly, is this the kind of job Carver Companies, TCI, and EMR are creating for Coeymans? More importantly, is this the way Carver is going to treat his employees? If you put a dog out on that bridge under those conditions you’d be in court for animal cruelty! How can it be done to a human being without consequences?

Question: Why hasn’t Carver Companies looked at the possiblity of installing two of those portable traffic control devices and sparing the poor employee the ordeal of standing in the sun all day long? He’s probably getting minimum wage to $15/hr, no benefits, and is part-time or a temporary employee; that way Carver doesn’t have to pay any benefits. Right? But then, if Carver put in those automatic devices it may make him look more human-friendly but would put that poor bastard out of a job. But Carver Companies could still take care of its own and keep its trucks moving, it could still keep the choking dust in the air, it could still slow traffic literally to a halt, and it could still inconvenience residents!

We agree with the resident, Barbara Heinzen, as reported in the June 5, 2014, News Herald: “The bridge is premature.” And residents’ questions and comments have gone unanswered and unnoticed.

The Temptation on the Creek Flach to Laraway: "Behold Coeymans! This, too, can be yours!"

The Temptation on the Creek
Flach to Laraway: “Behold Coeymans! This, too, can be yours!”

Coeymans has been sold out by a Judas town board whose small-town mentalities have been taken advantage of by slick talking business types. Mr Flach’s remarks like “It will alleviate truck traffic from Riverview Drive…” is obviously not true as we see two months later. Flach’s remark that “[t]he bridge will keep trucks coming from the Port of Coeymans to Riverview Drive off of SR 144″ is also grossly inaccurate, if not totally stupid. Fact is, Coeymans town supervisor Mr Stephen Flach and his cuckoo (or cuckold) cronies Peter Masti, Kenneth Burns, George Langdon, and Tom “Dumbo” Dolan did not think this fiasco through, did not do their homework, got dazzled by empty promises, and betrayed the community of Ravena-Coeymans and all of the town of Coeymans.

Was it really worth the 30 pieces of silver, Judas Coeymans Board?

Was it really worth the 30 pieces of silver, Judas Coeymans Board?

 

While you choke on their dust may they choke on their poor leadership!

Beware of the clowns on your town board!!! The Editor

Beware of the clowns on your town board!!!
The Editor


 Coming up in our next issues:

We asked the towns of Coeymans and New Baltimore, and the Village of Ravena to tell us about their accomplishments over the past six months. ZILCH! We’ll take a closer look in an upcoming essay. You’d think the town and village boards would jump at the chance to tell us some of the good things they’ve accomplished. Think again! Or can it be they’ve done nothing?

Mr Peter Masti, sitting Coeymans town board member, likes to write letters to the editor, especially the editor of the Troy Record. Yes, you read that right. What the Nosey Herald doesn’t publish, Masti gets into the Troy Record. Problem is: Masti’s ignorant and insists on publishing that fact! We’ll analyze some of his masterbations…OOPS! We meant, masterpieces in an upcoming essay.

Elections are coming up. We’ll be discussing both Gregory Seeley, Greene County Sheriff, who will be seeking re-election, as well as New Baltimore town clerk candidate, Barbara Finke. Not all as rosy as you might think. Rob Astorino (Now isn’t “Rob” a poor choice of first name for NY governor candidate?) is also running for NY governor, hoping to send the simian Andrew Cuomo into oblivion, the office of the Greene County DA is up for grabs but by another Nobody. But we’ll have something to say about all that, especially local politicos. Not as much accountability or transparency as they promised last November. Surprised?

Stay tuned!


 
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Smoke Screens, Illusions, Delusions and Propaganda: Coeymans and Carver Laraway


animated sad vsmStay tuned! A contributor asked Ravena Mayor Misuraca, Coeymans Supervisor Flach and New Baltimore Supervisor Dellisanti to list their milestone accomplishments of the past 6 months. Only Flach responded but very vaguely. After two reminders Misuraca didn’t even respond and Dellisanti had excuses. Read our analyses in our next article. It seems the newly elected administrations are confused about what they’re doing.  Hell! They can’t even tell us what they think they’ve accomplished! We’ll tell you Why? And what that should tell you about your newly elected officials.


They just keep on shoveling, burying Ravena and Coeymans!

Now we have Coeymans Town Supervisor Flach and Ravena Mayor Misuraca Joining “blue-collar” Advocate Coeymans Town Board Member Peter Masti Happily Picking up Shovels to Help! There are definitely sides and we have to ask whose side Flach and Misuraca are on?!?

What is that they're shoveling? Dirt or Bullshit?

What is that they’re shoveling? Dirt or Bullshit?

We think it’s more bullshit than dirt that’s going down with the News Herald’s extraordinary coverage of local politicos kissing Carver Laraway’s ass in a lengthy article that neglects to mention the real impact of the bridge project and Laraway’s clever ruse to turn town of Coeymans supervisor Flach and village of Ravena mayor Misuraca into Laraway’s willing sockpuppets.

So Carver Companies, EMR, and TCI are looking for CDL (commercial driver license) holders, heavy equipment operators, and menial low-wage workers (laborers, admin positions, custodial workers). How many CDL dump truck operators do you know who are looking for a job in Coeymans. Probably 0 so the job seekers will come from outside the Coeymans area (that is, they will be paying rents, paying taxes and spending their money elsewhere). Same for heavy equipment operators. That leaves the low-paying, menial positions are left for local residents. Congrats! Mr Flach, Mr Misuraca, Mr Carver, you’ve brought “jobs” to the area! But they’re so low-paying that you’ll need a second job to survive or resort to social services. Thanks! Mr Flach, Misuraca, Carver!

You’ll also find it interesting to see Mr Peter Masti manning a shovel in the above photograph. That’s the same Peter Masti who just a couple of months ago wrote a letter to the editor, which was naturally published in the Ravena News Herald (DATE), in which Masti writes:

Why is it so newsworthy that Carver has renovated a shabby building it owns? Do you make the News Herald when you paint your house, put on a new roof? Make improvements? Hell, NO! Your taxes go up. So why does the News Herald make such a big deal about Carver renovating the building on River Road, which will stand right alongside the Carver bridge? Answer: To cover up the dirt, the dust and the corruption surrounding this whole messy situation.

We mentioned taxes. The town of Coeymans has sold residents out while feathering Carver’s nest with tax breaks! Carver’s cashing in big time in Coeymans while making it appear he’s doing so much good for the community by renovating his own property and taking over Riverview Drive, only later to make it seem he’s doing Coeymans a big favor and putting in a bridge at his own expense to …

All this while getting major tax breaks and advantages. So why are Flach and Misuraca grinning so idiotically while they’re shoveling Carver’s dirt on residents’ heads? And shovels-full of bullshit down our throats?

dust cloud coeymans

Coeymans! You in there?

Speaking of River-views: The approach into Coeymans is in a dust cloud and the area looks like the South end of Albany, the port area. Carver has blocked any river views from Route 144 and has provided a dust cloud instead. It seems that we have all forgotten the pollution that Lafarge has been providing for decades, including airborne heavy metals, and now Carver is providing more airborne pollution. You simply can’t drive down Rt 144 with your car windows down anymore! And they tell us there’s no environmental impact!?! Bullshit!

Check out the June 5th issue of the Ravena News Herald in which a number of local residents state their objections to the Carver bridge project. The article quotes one Elyse Kunz who points out (based on her research) that Carver’s tax assessment on his properties is scandalously low and that the town sees NO tax benefit from Carver Companies’ operations! The point is made on the environmental impact of the Carver Companies, TCI, and EMI on the creek and the river. Where’s the DEC on this issue? Who’s paying them off now?

As we mentioned above, Carver has renovated an older building and has created 4 apartment units in that building. The building is alongside the site of the bridge. Our question is this: four apartment units for whom? We have empty buildings galore in Ravena and Coeymans! Other than Carver employees who will want to live next to the Carver Dust Bowl and listen to the sounds of heavy equipment and trucks all day long?!? What will Carver be asking for rent in the renovated buildings? Has he created low-income housing, perhaps? Or are the apartments intended for more tax breaks?

So far, all Carver Laraway and his group of companies have brought to Ravena-Coeymans is a lot of hype, a lot of heavy truck traffic, and another dust problem. So far, all Carver Laraway and his cronies have produced is wealth for Carver Laraway and a lot of empty promises. If anyone can provide us with information to the contrary, we’ll be happy to correct our statements. Until then, be afraid. Be very afraid!

We’re not going to rehash what has already been printed in the Ravena News Herald. It’s all garbage, contradictory, and only proves that the town of Coeymans town board and the village of Ravena village board don’t give a damn about what residents want. They only know how to butter their own bread and pander to the money-bags. Same ol’ same ol’. Are you all waking up to this yet?

Finally, just a couple of images taken this week for you to think about:

(You are thinking about all this, aren’t you?)

Compare Carver Company's Property with a distressed property in the middle of Main Street Ravena (one of many), just accross from the so- called "Memorial Park"

Compare Carver Company’s Property with a distressed property in the middle of Main Street Ravena (one of many), just across from the so- called “Memorial Park” (Main St. building on left, Carver Company’s on right). What’s wrong with this picture, Misuraca? Maybe Carver Companies can do something to revitalize Main Street, Ravena?

Update: Shortly after this blog was published, the Village of Ravena Building Department posted a “Do Not Occupy” on the Main Street distressed property. We have found out that the owner of the property has experienced such stonewalling and discoöperation with the Village of Ravena because of Guess what? Sewer and water problems that he has been so frustrated with his dealings with the Village that he has decided to try to dispose of the property. Let’s see if one of the local shysters (Biscone) pounce on the chance to “acquire” the property. Or maybe one of the so-called friends of Ravena-Coeymans will pick it up for a song. That’s how it usually works in Ravena-Coeymans: the village condemns and a friend of the administration picks up the property for a penny!

Enlargement of sign in Main St. property window. Tasteful, right? Typical Ravena style.
Enlargement of sign in Main St. property window. Tasteful, right? Typical Ravena style.
More harassment? This sign appeared after we published!

More harassment? This sign appeared after we published!

Anyone who has had to deal with the village of Ravena’s bizarre water and sewerage billing practices will appreciate this added bit of harassment provide courtesy of the Ravena Building Department morons. The owner of the property at 124 Main Street in Ravena has had outrageous experiences with the Ravena administration when trying to sort out his water and sewer bills. He became so frustrated that he opted to get rid of the property and the headaches. Now Ravena is retaliating. You might say, “Well it’s only until the inspections are done.” And we’d answer, “How naïve you are!” We know many Ravena property owners have experienced this same treatment. The question is: Why don’t you do something about it?

And finally, the saddest one in this series:

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The huge spruce tree behind the memorial stones in Ravena’s so-called “Memorial Park” on Main Street. Withering, dying!

Throughout the centuries the evergreen has been a potent cultural symbol of rebirth. Our traditional Christmas trees (the tree shown is Ravena’s “Christmas” tree) are a vestige of the ancient practice during the winter season — during the Winter solstice or Christmas season — of bringing greenery into the home to symbolize life in the dead of winter. Living trees have special significance to nearly every culture from Siberia to Palestine to Greece to Germany to Mexico to Native American to Japan and many more. But in the village of Ravena, town of Coeymans, the very symbol of rebirth and life is withering, dying. What does that tell you?

(Maybe it’s a sign of Carver’s dust and Lafarge’s pollution. Do ya think?)

We’re still saddled with the Ravena Health and Fitness Center gobbling up more than $100, 000 of Ravena taxpayer money and feeding Cathy Deluca’s appetite for taxpayer money. The Ravena Health and Fitness Center is failing and you’re paying for it. Why hasn’t Misuraca bitten the bullet and eliminated it? And we still have the corrupt Coeymans Police Department and get this news: Coeymans has promoted Jason Albert from patrolman to detective! Albert is almost ready to retire and this promotion adds some more jingle to his pension! All out of your pockets. They take care of the boys, don’t they? But you’re paying for their party.

 (Image Credit: The image shown above of the groundbreaking party is attributed to the Ravena News Herald report and captoned: “Coeymans Town Supervisor Stephen Flach, Ravena Mayor Bill Misuraca, Coeymans Deputy Town Supervisor Peter Masti, Port of Coeymans owner Carver Laraway (red hat), National Bank of Coxsackie President Jim Warren, and First Niagara Bank Vice President John Kennedy break ground for the new $1.1 million, 90 foot by 20 foot steel bridge that will connect the 125-acre Port of Coeymans with the Coeymans Industrial Park. Photo by Bryan Rowzee”)


Nancy Warner Strikes Again!

In many ways, Ravena village council member, leftover from the former Bruno dictatorship, and wife of Ravena village justice, Harold “Hal” Warner, is an example of the obsolete, ignorant, and self-serving derelicts we have in small town government. While she doesn’t have time to comply with the New York State Freedom of Information Law but seems to have time to attack local residents. Her most recent stupidity was to file a complaint against a local figure “Ramon” for riding his lawnmower to work. Yes, we admit, riding your lawnmower to work is a bit odd — even in Ravena — but Ramon is much loved for his colorful idiosyncrasies. Seems Warner has a problem with the noise it makes when it passes her residence on Main Street, Ravena. Ramon has some handicap issues and rides the vehicle to the Getty station, where he works. But does Warner have an issue with the monster tractor trailers or other vehicles that pass her place? Better be careful if you ride motorcycle to work and have to pass Nancy and Hal’s place. You’re liable to have their friends from the Coeymans Police knocking at your door with a summons.

Seems when Nancy Warner isn’t harassing local kids with her friends in the Coeymans Police, she’s going after other innocent souls.

What she’s still doing in village hall is beyond our comprehension; why didn’t Misuraca clean house when he had the chance? DUH!


 “Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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They Publicize Their Ignorance: RCS Does It Again!

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District and the Community of Ravena-Coeymans Has the Uncanny Ability to Continuously Prove Our Claim that They are COMPLETE DUMBASSES!

RCS Grad: Sponcer. S-P-0-N-C-E-R. Sponcer

RCS Grad: Sponcer. S-P-0-N-C-E-R. Sponcer

  • The voters in the RCS Central School District approved a school budget of more than $42 million and it’s still failing

  • The RCS Central School District Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr Alan McCartney, has been accused of plagiarizing all or part of his commencement speech given at the recent RCS graduation ceremonies, and he has offered no defense, explanation or apology

  • The RCS Central School District Board of Education is bought and paid for, wholly owned now by the teachers union, New York State United Teachers, NYSUT, and taxpayers have lost all input in the operation of the schools.

In Ravena Coeymans there’s not a single village idiot; they’re all village idiots!

And still, again, something new comes up that convinces you that there’s just no end to the stupidity, the bare-faced craziness in this community. Small wonder that it’s hemorrhaging residents and businesses. Small wonder it’s the laughing stock of the entire region! If it isn’t creating special village fitness clubs for its political friends and handing them fitness centers together with salaries and benefits, if the judges aren’t violating the United States Constitution, if the Coeymans police department isn’t harassing, retaliating, intimidating residents and violating their civil rights, and if the village and town boards aren’t poisoning the air we breathe or the water we drink while playing Russian roulette with our lives and property, they find some stupidity to keep us on our toes. In Ravena-Coeymans there’s not a single village idiot; they’re all village idiots! But you’d think that RCS residents would smarten up!

Not Gonna Happen! Instead, residents just roll their eyes, shake their heads, and sometimes even show enough interest to shake their fists in the dusty Coeymans aire, when they read what we have to say and the facts we uncover. Truth hurts only when it ought to. Well here’s another one for you; read and weep:

On Monday, July 14, 2014, while driving along Route 9W we noticed a very large sign posted at the intersection of Rt 143 and Rt 9W in Ravena, probably the busiest intersection in the entire area. The sign is right in front of the now empty Crossroads garage, across from the RiteAid plaza. Now you know the sign is in a very, very visible position and can be easily seen by countless commuters, visitors, tradespersons, students, parents, etc. traveling both South and North on 9w and East and West on Rt 143. The sign is announcing a Brooks Bar-B-Q event and is embarrassing:

Show the entire world how ignorant you are, RCS! And you wonder why you're a laughing stock? You ask for it!

Show the entire world how ignorant you are, RCS!
And you wonder why you’re a laughing stock? You ask for it!

Hasn”t anyone seen this sign? Hasn’t anyone said anything to the people posting it? Where is the Ravena Village Board, the Coeymans Town Board, ANYONE? Where are the teachers, the board of education members on this one? Where are the parents? Don’t the students even notice? Maybe that’s why this RCS district is such a failure! Plenty of money to throw at the schools, plenty of corruption to fill the seats of the board of education, plenty of money to pay a superintendent to plagiarise a commencement speech but not a peep when the Ravena Grange “sponcers” Brooks Bar-B-Q. Let’s just hope they don’t “sponcer” a spelling bee any time soon! And who is the illiterate bumpkin at the Ravena Grange Hall who posted the announcement?

Now which of you geniuses wrote the text for the sign?

Now which of you geniuses wrote the text for the sign?

The fact that the sign is even there, still there and has been there for all to see proves one thing: You’re all ignorant and brain-dead, and you want the entire world to know it! You should be mortified that no-one until now has come forward to demand that the sign be corrected or removed!

Enjoy your Brooks Bar-B-Q. Or maybe you should invest what you’d spend on toxic food on a cheap dictionary. But then the Brooks Bar-B-Q fundraiser might be to raise funds to teach standard English spelling in RCS schools. Perhaps we’ve been too hasty?

Needs No Words The Editor

Needs No Words
The Editor

 
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Did RCS CSD Superintendent Alan McCartney Plagiarize 2014 Grad Speech?

Amid a small flurry of FaceBook exchanges it appears some parents believe that Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District interim Superintendent, Alan R. McCartney, may have plagiarized all or part of his RCS Class of 2014 commencement speech. Some even suggest that the 2014 graduation speech is substantially a repeat of McCarney’s 2013 graduation speech; that would mean that this is the second incident of plagiarism by the superintendent with an already stormy and shady past. What will the school district parents do? What will his special-interest-loaded board of education do? What will the Commissioner of Education do?

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RCS CSD Superintendent McCartney Steals Yoda’s Laurels!

RCS CSD Superintendent Alan R. McCartney Receives an Very Generous Salary from the Taxpayers of this District. Wouldn’t you think he’d take the time to at least write an original graduation speech to send off the new graduates? Do RCS graduates now have to deal with the stigma of having their superintendent steal his material for their rites of passage into the adult world? There’s an old saying that the “Fish rots from the head down.” We re-live that saying every day in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School Districts, don’t we?

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What is plagiarism? Plagiarism is defined as “To take and use as one’s own the thoughts, writings or inventions of another” (Oxford English Dictionary). Plagiarism therefore has two elements: (1) taking another’s work and (2)using the work as your own.

Several local residents have asked McCartney’s office for any recordings of the suspect speech and we have made a direct request to McCartney himself, putting a deadline for his response at close-of-business on July 3, 2014. The McCartney speech, it is alleged, used material from a speech published by one Jonathan E. Martin entitled “Yoda’s Teachings.” A parent attending the Class of 2014 graduation event felt there was something odd about McCartney’s speech and investigated further (see the extract from the parent’s FaceBook post on RCS Friends and More). In response to Mr Perrotte’s observations and conclusions other parents chimed in with their comments.

We have demanded a response from Mr McCartney and have notified all members of the RCS CSD board of education. We want this clarified NOW! Here’s what we wrote (Susan Starr is the clerk of the RCS CSD; McCartney’s e-mail address is not published):

Dear Ms Starr:
Please advise Mr McCartney urgently of this matter.
We urge you to respond immediately with any recordings of Mr McCartney’s 2014 graduation speech. It seems that a number of parents have expressed the concern that Mr McCartney may have purloined all or a substantial part of his graduation speech from an Internet source on the same subject, Yoda.
Unless we receive Mr McCartney’s explicit and express denial of such plagiarism together with a copy of any recording of the actual speech delivered at the 2014 RCS graduation event by no later than close of business (5 p.m. EST), we intend to publish the allegations and to prosecute Mr McCartney’s resignation.
Our interim publication of the allegations will note that we have made this demand; our final publication will reflect your response to this demand.
Please confirm receipt of this communication.
Assuring you of our best intentions,
 
The Editor
Smalbany Blog

We’d like to clear this up once and for all but to do that we need Mr McCarntney to either deny the allegations and to provide a recording of the speech he delivered at the RCS Class of 2014 graduation event OR to show convincing evidence that he gave credits for the allegedly purloined material used in his speech. We’d also like to remind our readers that such conduct by a person in McCartney’s position has resulted in resignation by the school official.

This is a preliminary report of the facts as of 10 a.m. on July 3, 2014. This report will be updated as we receive more information. If you have any information or a recording of the McCarney speech delivered on June 28, 2014, on the occasion of the RCS Class of 2014 graduation, please provide a copy to rcs.confidential@gmail.com as soon as possible.

 

The Clock's Ticking Time for Action The Editor

The Clock’s Ticking
Time for Action
The Editor

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Conrad to Bailey: “You’re telling this board a load of crap!”

“You’re telling this board a load of crap!” was Town of Coeymans Code Enforcement Officer Laverne “Larry” Conrad’s response to the blather that Village of Ravena council member William “Bill” Bailey was dribbling at a joint Village of Ravena—Town of Coeymans workshop that was held with just three members of the public (one of whom was a reporter for the Ravena Nose Herald) in attendance—on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Ravena village hall. Having witnessed the night of the living brain-dead that evening, we tend to agree with Mr Conrad’s assessment of Mr Bailey’s drivel.

Joint Village of Ravena-Town of Coeymans Water-Sewerage Workshop Night of the Living Brain-Dead!

Joint Village of Ravena-Town of Coeymans Water-Sewerage Workshop
Night of the Living Brain-Dead!

Let’s start with some basic information before we give you a quick summary of the dog-and-pony act that the Ravena-Coeymans clowns performed for an empty house on this past Tuesday: It was supposed to have been a constructive dialogue between the two elected bodies, the Ravena village council and the Town of Coeymans Board, to resolve the long-standing problems of water and sewerage management between the two adjacent communities. After all, isn’t that what a workshop is supposed to be? An orderly dialogue dealing with specific questions with the goal of arriving at answers. Well, not in Ravena, not in Coeymans, and not when Ravena and Coeymans sit in the same room to have a joint piss-down-each-other’s-leg session. It was the Night of the Living Brain-Dead!

Ravena trustee Bill Bailey: “we’re better off paying the DEC fines…”

Fact: Ravena wants Coeymans residents to pay 40% of the bills. Fact: Ravena has approximately 1600 users compared to about 400 in the Hamlet of Coeymans. In other words, Ravena should be paying at least 75% of the bill if we want to be fair and look at usage. But according to Ravena’s Bill Bailey, ‘We have the infrastructure so that’s why you [Coeymans] have to pay more than your fair share.’ But what Mr Bailey fails to admit is that Ravena’s infrastructure is stone-age, it’s falling apart, it’s failing! What Mr Bailey doesn’t admit is that Ravena is under the gun and is facing the DEC because of the van Hoesen street disaster. Ravena is under the gun of a DEC Consent Order and is paying fines to the DEC for its mismanagement of the water/sewerage problems in the village. According to Bailey’s assessment of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s requirements for managing the runoff is that “The DEC’s requirements are too stringent.” What’s Bill Bailey’s response? It’s incredible but here’s what Bailey responded: “We’re better off paying the fines…” That’s one of Ravena’s elected official’s response to the question of compromise!  So, Mr Bill Bailey, a leftover from the notorious Bruno quarter-century of mismanagement has no problems paying the DEC fines with your tax money.

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 Conrad to Bailey: 

“Stop talking that crap !”

What irked us to the point of puking is that Bill Bailey was given the floor for almost the entire meeting. Mr Mayor Moose Misuraca was eerily silent throughout and the only sign of life coming from him was when he got up to apparently relieve himself. To his credit, Keith Mahler opened his mouth with some fairly decent comments and questions but Mr Mayor Moose just sat with his eyes glazed over! Of course, Nancy Warner, another leftover from the Bruno debacle stepped up with nonsense comments that simply aligned her with her goomba Bailey.

Bailey: “We’re throwing in $1,000,000.” Who is? Where’s it coming from, Bailey?

Bailey repeatedly sung the refrain, “We’re throwing in one million dollars…” Our question is, Mr Bailey, who is “we” and where are you getting the $1,000,000 you are “throwing in”?  Bailey, you’re an idiot! And what’s worse, you’re a freaking monkey on a string, a driveling Chatty Cathy: Just pull your string and something stupid comes out of your mouth!

Apparently the past contracts that cover the approximately 30 years of water and sewerage mismanagement between Ravena and Coeymans are the basis of some contention and are up for re-writing. We will have the contracts foiled so that we can review them and report on how the Coeymans community has been and continues to be getting screwed by Ravena. But it’s scary, very scary.

According to Mr Conrad (Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Coeymans) “camera studies” done on the connections between sewer system users in Ravena-Coeymans have shown that “every connection” has a leak. Does anyone know that the public health ramifications are of these “leaks”?  Do our elected officials care?  Time that some pretty heavy-duty public inquiry is made. We need some answers and quick!

Apparently, the arbitrary figures of 60-40 coverage of costs is just that: arbitrary. You see, there have been meters installed to monitor the flows—and that’s a great idea if you want to get the real story on usage—but the meters are broken, they don’t work most of the time. They’re useless!  Again, Mr Conrad responds to Mr Bailey, Ms Warner, and Mr Misuraca (who still hasn’t said a word): “Let’s give residents a chance; let’s let the meters determine the usage.” Well, Mr Conrad, that’s all fine and dandy, but you first have to either fix the meters or get ones that work!

It seems Mr Bailey and the village of Ravena want to give residents a chance; a chance to have another hike in their sewer rates! A couple of years ago the rates for Coeymans hamlet residents DOUBLED from about $250 to about $525 a year; Mr Bailey estimates that the cost even to Ravena residents may go up to $550 or as high as $600 a year. One town attendee mentioned that such a hike in rates will send residents over the edge; that the Hamlet of Coeymans will have nothing left but empty buildings. What do you think? Does Ravena-Coeymans have to drive the remaining residents from their homes?

We haven’t even addressed the Oakbrook Manor situation. That’s another story all together. You see, Oakbrook is in the territory of Ravena and has about 400 units, each one of those units pays separate rates for infrastructure. A couple of years ago, the owners of Oakbrook spent millions updating their infrastructure but got no relief from the village. Oakbrook is pretty much a community in and of itself but is being taken for a ride by the village of Ravena. But that’s another story. We’d like to hear from the absentee owners of Oakbrook, though. How do they feel about what’s going on in these almost “private” workshop meetings where “Dud-ley Do-Littlles” like Bill Bailey are talking crap and spending taxpayers’ millions irresponsibly.

Tell me you love me! What's Right or what's Legal?

Tell me you love me!
What’s Right or what’s Legal?

Coeymans: “Do we want to do what’s legal or what’s right?”

Look, years ago Ravena and Coeymans were one community, Ravena-Coeymans, under one roof. Some moron decided to split the village of Ravena from the Hamlet of Coeymans and we all know the rest of the story. There’s no reason why two separate communities whose boundaries no one seems to know—that’s how intermingled they are, should have two governments who traditionally have never been able to see eye-to-eye. There’s no reason why idiotic contracts and unreliable hearsay and undocumented statistics should be deciding what’s fair for residents! During the discussion of the cryptic contracts, one of the town board attendees asked the interesting question: “Do we want to do what’s legal or what’s right?” What is legal is not necessarily “right”. For example, slavery was “legal” but we can all agree that it was  not “right.” Stoning someone for adultery is “legal” in some countries but we can all agree it is not “right.” Ignoring the United States Constitution and telling people who it’s illegal to have firearms is not only constitutionally “illegal” but the law, it’s not “right.” Our position is this: we elect our local officials to represent our best interests. In other words, to do what’s fair and right. We don’t expect them to do what’s “legal” if what’s “legal” is not fair, right, and in the public’s interest or for the common good. That’s a no-brainer but it appears to us after having witnessed the joint Ravena-Coeymans workshop that where there’s no brains, even a no-brainer is a problem.

 You don’t have to take our word for all of this. The entire dog-and-pony act was recorded by the Coeymans town clerk. It’s public information and anyone who wants to review the recording can request it from the Coeymans town clerk. We will be reviewing the recording and a number of relevant contracts and documents in the coming days and will be reporting on the facts on this blog. So stay tuned.

Misuraca's Performance Is he up to tackling the real issues? Answering the big questions?

Misuraca’s Performance
Is he up to tackling the real issues? Answering the big questions?

 In conclusion, we were very disappointed with Mr Misuraca’s silence. We were very disappointed that he let Warner and Bailey take control of the meeting. We were gratified that Mr Mahler spoke up when he did with some very good questions and suggestions. Maybe the wrong “M” was elected to be mayor of Ravena. It seems Mr Mahler has a hell of a lot more on the ball than Mr Mayor Moose. It was, in total, a disgrace and an embarrassment to have allowed Warner and Bailey to represent the village of Ravena as they did. To have a town official say outright to Mr Bailey, “You’re telling this board a load of crap.” Says it all.

Finally, before the workshop started up, we walking in on what was apparently a working meeting and Ravena Health and Fitness Center “director”, Cathy Deluca, was pitching the village board for more support. That came as a real surprise given the fact that the Ravena Health and Fitness Center should have been eliminated and purged from the current budget completely. Worse still, it was during Deluca’s blather that Mr Misuraca woke up and actually showed some signs of life. It seems that Deluca wants to attend more training seminars and wants to do more advertising. It seems that she is touting Silver Sneakers as a big accomplishment. It seems she wants access to the school pool and to the village pool. Even Nancy Warner had to admit that the Ravena Health and Fitness Center has only about 200 members (it needs more than 400 to break even). Deluca and Warner noted that under the village and town insurance plans, employees can join a health club and get reimbursed for part of the membership fees. That’s all nice and dandy, but our question is, of course, “Why would anyone put more than $200 in cold hard cash up front to join a dump like the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, and then wait to be reimbursed for part of that from the insurer?” Here’s another one for ya: “Why wouldn’t you pony up less for more by joining Planet Fitness or Bally’s?” (If you have an answer to those two questions, we’d be very glad to hear from you. Please leave a comment.)

It seems that Cathy Deluca’s only “major” accomplishment is really nothing big at all—unless you think that stealing programs from other organizations is a big deal—is the Silver Sneakers senior fitness program, which the Ravena Senior Center is quite capable of running but Deluca needed to grab it in her desperate attempt to make it look like she’s actually doing something. The bottle-blond-bimbo simply applied on the Internet to be a location for Silver Sneakers, just like she bought her certifications on the Internet. Not really what we’d call qualifications or even an honest (OOPS! Did we say “honest” in the same breath as “Deliuca”?  Shame on us!) day’s work!

we’ve recently published a report on the expected miserable failure of Cathy Deluca’s THIRD failed fitness center. If you haven’t read that report, please click this link: Ravena Health and Fitness Center: Year One = Miserable Failure!!! After you read that article and considering Nancy Warner’s comment that the Ravena Health and Fitness Center has only about 200 members (mostly non-village, apparently) you may want to recall that Misuraca, Mahler and Coye ran on  promises of transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility. After having heard the village’s statements and having noted the conspicuous silence of mayor Mr Moose, we’d like to ask Mr Misuraca, Mr Mahler and Mr Coye how they can account for the crazy allocation of another more than $100,000 to the failing Ravena Health and Fitness Center, when the village of Ravena needs so many other vital programs. How does the Ravena Health and Fitness Center measure up to Misuraca’s, Mahler’s and Coye’s promises of transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility?

 And here’s an even better question for Mr Mayor Moose “Misuraca” and his village of Ravena council majority: “What in hell is Cathy Deluca and her illegal, money-pit playpen, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, still doing there, sucking up more than $100,000 in taxpayer dollars again this year?”

The Clock's Ticking Time for Action The Editor

The Clock’s Ticking
Time for Action
The Editor

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Stupidity, Ignorance, Corruption: Do you know the difference? Faith Plaza is Sinking!

Some readers have called us pessimists and they’re dead wrong. You see, we’re actually realists, because we see things as they are, make no excuses, and ask Why?

That requires us to be able to differentiate among stupidity, ignorance, corruption and plain old crookedness; that’s something most Ravena-Coeymans- New Baltimore locals don’t seem to be able to get a handle on. So we’re going to provide a couple of illustrations to help those of you along, who don’t quite have a grasp on realism.

A number of years ago, during the reign of terror under former Ravena mayor Bailey, the Flachs purchased the marshland on which Faith Plaza was built. No doubt the entire business deal was crooked because not only was mayor Bailey involved but local shyster John Biscone, father of the current Ravena shyster, Michael Biscone, was also involved. So the Flachs lay down cold hard cash, get the property, and somehow manage to get approval to build on the marshland property that served as a catch basin for drainage from the streams and runoff. The deal to let the Flachs get the property and develop it was stupid and corrupt. Building on the marshland was stupid and ignorant. Now, anyone with eyes to see, can see that the parking lot is sinking. It’s probably only a matter of time until we read about the sinkhole and how many cars got swallowed up.

That’s one of the reasons why Ravena and Coeymans basements and cellars are cesspools of flooding water. Ask the brilliant engineers of Flach & Company why that is. You may also want to ask where the Department of Environmental Conservation was when all of this is happening? But then, just as in the case of the Conrad-Biscone involvement in the case of the disappearing creek on Camille Drive in Ravena, when the right hands are padded, the Department of Environmental Conservation looks for other victims to harrass. After all, it distracts the public’s attention from the real criminals and the real violations.


A Sinkhole

A Sinkhole

 Sinkhole Facts — Warning Signs

Sinkholes form when water dissolves minerals in the bedrock or in the sublayers of the ground leaving the structures on top of the ground sitting precariously on loose soil that can quickly wash away.

If a sinkhole is in the process of forming the structures on top of it can give a hint to its existence: for example, slumping or sagging areas in a parking lot or road, and trees that start to lean. More subtle signs can include doors and windows that don’t close properly.

Heavy rains can caus the collapse of a sinkhole that had been slowly forming earlier. When rainfall collects in an area where water previously did not collect, that is another sign that the land is subsiding.


Here’s another example from recent local history: A local man is growing a crop of marihuana plants in his home. That’s stupid. The Coeymans police get a tip from a local druggie that the guy has an illegal weapon in his home, and the Coeymans police go to a local jackass town justice, Mr Dardiani, and get an illegal search warrant. That’s stupid and ignorant. The Coeymans police intimidate the guy’s minor kid and interrogate him at the RCS high school. That’s stupid, ignorant, and very likely illegal in some important respects. The Coeymans police enforce the search warrant and forcibly enter the guys home but don’t find the illegal weapon but find the pot crop. That’s just plain lucky. The Coeymans police with the help of a now defeated Coeymans town board member and others (Tom Dolan, Tom Boehm, Dawn Rogers) exaggerate the entire thing to get press just before the elections. That’s stupid and corruptBoehm and Rogers lose the election. Dolan looks stupid, and loses not only elections for the Democraps but loses all credibility. That’s brilliant!

Bridge to reroute port traffic away from local roads”, a report by Bryan Rowzee that appeared in the June 5, 2014, issue of the Ravena News Herald is another case in support of our subject.

Mr Rowzee continues his typical boot-licking dog-and-pony act by attempting to misinform and befuddle the readers of the Ravena Rag by putting a falsely positive and unrealistic slant on the Carver Companies, Port of Coeymans and Coeymans Industrial Park plans to take over a portion of Riverview Drive for their own use, and to build a private bridge, intended to connect the Riverview Drive with the Port of Coeymans and the Coeymans Industrial Park (all Carver properties). Unfortunately, Mr Rowzee again gets sucked into reporting only what the special interests want him to write and not what serves the public’s interest. Here’s why:

No one in the Town of Coeymans or the Village of Ravena seems to get it! The basic problem is the fact that our roads were never constructed to handle the heavy truck traffic at all. That’s the problem. The braniacs in town and village hall don’t seem to have eyes in their heads or the sense to realize that the roads are being devastated because they were never built to accommodate the huge trucks of today!

Contracy to Ravena mayor Misuraca’s assessment of why Ravena’s water mains are constantly rupturing (Misuraca seems to put all the blame on the fact that they’re old), Moose the Mayor for some reason has completely ignored and overlooked the fact that trucks weighing multiple tons traveling over the village streets create such vibrations that they literally destroy the water conduits over which they travel! Old may be part of the problem but it’s not the complete story, Mr Mayor Moose! Rome Italy is still using water mains that were built by the Romans more than 2000 years ago and they, sir, are old! But Rome doesn’t have trucks weighing dozens of tons running over them dozens of times a day, either. The village of Ravena does!

Solution: Reduce the heavy truck traffic running through Ravena all day long. The village streets were never meant for such traffic. At some point (real soon) you may want to start thinking like a mayor with an understanding ot fhe complete picture, too.

The Bridge to Oblivion

The Bridge to Oblivion

The Bridge to Oblivion

Back to the Carver Controversy: If it weren’t a sure sign that something was amiss when the town of Coeymans rushed the zoning changes through. If it weren’t a surer sign that something was crooked when the re-zoning was declared illegal. And if it weren’t a sure sign that something was getting even more crooked when the old bait-and-switch line was used, “There’ll be a bunch of new jobs created.” Yeah! That’s what we heard when they put up the Athens generating plant. Horse apples!

Readers: Use your God-given common sense, your familiarity with the lay of the land, and your recent experience. Here we have monster trucks now coming in and out of Riverview, an area that was never intended for such traffic but that’s moot. They’re there and that’s the bad news. The good news, well, almost good, is that at least by the time you get to the bridge over the Coeymans creek  you can clearly see them pulling out in front of you, and you can take evasive action. (That’s not true when they are coming down the hill and entering 144 from Ravena Main Street/Church Street. That’s a death trap!)

The planned route is going to be even more problematic. Entering Coeymans from the North, we approach at about 55 mph, see a 30 mph sign going into the curve, but you don’t see beyond the first 100-200 feet. In that very same curve is the entrance to the Port of Coeymans, the very place where the Coeymans cops used to — still do — wait in ambush for unwary drivers who don’t reduce their speed to 30 mph by the time they reach that point. That was great for the cops because the curve in the road provided excellent cover, and the short distance between the transition from 55 to 30 mph required some quick motor skills going into the curve. (Visit Stopping Distances to learn more.)

Well, that’s exactly where we undertand the Carver bridge will open up and cross 144. And they’ll have two lanes, apparently one lane crossing in either direction. Ladies and gentlemen, dear readers, the only ones who are going to benefit from this arrangement are Carver Laraway and Babcock Funeral Home.

Truck vs. Car Truck Wins

Truck vs. Car
Truck Wins

The current situation is already dire. Anyone driving along SR 144 both in the Hamlet of Coeymans and just beyond the Lafarge crossing — that very crossing should be a glaring example of what to expect if Laraway puts in another heavy truck crossing just down the road, in Coeymans—has surely experienced the trucks pulling out of the so-called Port and putting you at risk of life and limb. They just pull out. Period. No one seems to care that they have to share the road with you.

But it’s worse still. Not only to they just pull out in front of you, they don’t have the sense to wait until smaller, faster traffic passes and they can then pull out and travel at 20 mph for the first couple of miles, reaching 30 mph in about 2 miles, maybe 40 mph in about 5 miles. They’re in a real hurry to get nowhere! In the meantime, they’re trying to cream you and leave your kids orphans.

But it does get worse still. There’s the dust! If the trucks don’t get you, the dust will! The trucks are raising mountains of dust not only in the port itself but even once they are on SR 144. Here are just some for-instances:

  • Visibility. On a sunny, dry day, the dust clouds create a zero visibility situation. That’s very dangerous, especially when you think that other trucks are entering from one of the other entrances/exits to the port or from Lafarge.
  • Your car’s air filter. Travel SR 144 a couple of times a day, driving throught those dust clouds, and just think about how often you’re going to have to change your cars air filter. Only Nappa wins on this point.
  • How often to you wash your car now? Well drive down SR144 during the hours the trucks are in operation and you can pretty much double those washings. And think about the damage to the paint job with all those tiny sandpaper particles grinding away at it. Only Flach’s carwash is a winner on this point.
  • And your clothes? Do you think that when you walk, drive or ride in the area where the wind is carrying all that dust and dropping it on your community that your clothes or your furnishings are going to be spared. Think again! Here’s were Flach and his laudramat and drycleaning business are going to make a killing, too.
  • But the worst is yet to come. Think of your lungs! It’s bad enough when you can avoid driving on SR 144 and avoid the dust clouds and the hazardous drivers of those heavy trucks but the large particles are not the culprits in serious lung diseases caused by airborne dust. It’s the very small particles that lodge in the lungs and cause serious lung diseases, or aggravate the lung diseases people are already suffering. Airborne dust contains not only particles that can cause restrictive and obstructive lung diseases, aggravate allergies, those dusts also contain toxins and heavy metals that are deadly. Dear readers, Obamacare isn’t going to help you here. You’d better invest in high-efficiency particle filter face masks—or stock up on oxygen canisters. Albany Medical Center and its satellite clinics are going to make a bundle on this baby.
  • Our Homeland. We’ll just round this brief discussion off with a final note on our beautiful Hudson Valley, the lush green of our summers, the beautiful air from the foothills of the Catskills—Kiss it all goodby thanks to the total stupidity, ignorance and corruption of our local elected officials. They’ve sold our health and our homes for Judas’ silver, and they’re after our health, too!

So, dear readers, before you lick up Mr Bryan Rowzee’s boot-licking reports and stooge Andrea Colby’s propaganda, and before you swallow Coeymans town supervisor Stephen Flach’s ignorant and uninformed pablum, lend an ear to concerned and serious local residents like Elyse Kunz and Barbara Heinzen, they’re being realistic in condemning this ill-fated and corrupt plan to destroy not only the character of the hamlet and the village, but threaten our very lives and health, while destroying irreplaceable habitat. And for what? To fill the pockets of the few! To cow to false and unrealistic promises of prosperity? We’ve heard it all before and we’ve suffered immensely for trusting them.

Stop them NOW before it’s too late.

Mr Bryan Rowzee reported in that same issue of the Ravena News Herald on “Should backyard chickens be allowed in Ravena?” Now that’s certainly a monumental concern when compared to the Carver Laraway destruction projects. Maybe Mr Rowzee should restrict his writing to discussions of backyard chickens. The Ravena News Herald gave the chickens as much space in the June 5th issue of the Ravena Rag as it did to the Bridge scandal. What does that tell you?

Ravena-Coeymans Elected Officials Really Have the Public's Interest and Safety as a Priority! Really? The Editor

Ravena-Coeymans Elected Officials Really Have the Public’s Interest and Safety as a Priority! Really?
The Editor

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Ravena Health and Fitness Center: Year One = Miserable Failure!!!

Village of Ravena Mayor, Village Council Continue to Do Voo-Doo Management: Ravena Health and Fitness Center Deep is in the RED; Cathy Deluca’s the Only One Smiling on Her Way to the Bank!!!

In late 2012, former Mayor of the Village of Ravena, John T. Bruno (defeated), his hatchet woman Nancy Biscone-Warner, and the morons on the former Village of Ravena village council, Nancy Biscone-Warner, Martin Case (defeated), Rocco Persico (defeated), William “Bill” Bailey, in a behind-closed-doors conspiracy with Cathy Deluca, wife of former disgraced Coeymans cop “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca (now the CEO/Exec. Dir. of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs), decided to purchase  used fitness equipment more than $40,000 in taxpayer dollars  from a Ravena insider, Robert “Bob” Fisk (His son is now operating the new Fisk’s Variety garbage shop on Main Street, Ravena, site of the former Teen Center. Josie Biscone-Bruno of Prudential Real Estate, made the deal with the Teen Center on behalf of Fisk. A real insider operation if there ever was one.). The public was not consulted on that purchase. (See our article, for example, “A Senile, Demented Brain Gives Birth: You Pay Again!“)

Total Income for the RHFC for 2013-2014 Doesn’t Even Cover Cathy Deluca’s Salary!!!!

Cathy Deluca on the way to the bank while Ravena taxpayers look on.

Cathy Deluca on the way to the bank while Ravena taxpayers look on.

Then in 2013, again behind closed doors Bruno, Warner, and Deluca got together to create the Ravena health and Fitness Center in the space previously occupied by the RCS Community Library, and after a scandalous and disgraceful dog-and-pony act, raising the library’s rent for the space more than $700 a month and under threats of eviction, the library’s new home was final finished by Don Persico (cousin of the then sitting Ravena village council member, Rocco Persico), and in May, 2013, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center had its “open house,” and the appointed insider director, Cathy Deluca, managed to open her big mouth and expose the village of Ravena to a potentially very expensive lawsuit. (See our article, “Criminal Complaint: Catherine M. Deluca a.k.a. Cathy Deluca, Claude A. Wheeles, Ravena Health and Fitness Center“)

Later, the gang of five calling itself the Ravena village council, submit incomplete and fraudulent paperwork to get Cathy Deluca a non-competitive civil service classification to be director of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center. Cathy Deluca had no qualifications to be director and, by the way, had already mismanaged at least two previous “health clubs” to ruination and failure, including the very health club run by Bob Fisk and the source of the used fitness equipment purchased with taxpayer money but no public inputs. (Read more on this at
Who is “Cathy Deluca”? and “Bruno, Deluca, Warner Squirming to Cover It Up“)

In the 2013-2014 Village of Ravena Budget, the Gang-of-Five approved more than $105,000 of taxpayer money to fund the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, paying Cathy Deluca more than $30,000 a year plus full benefits.

The Village of Ravena village council under mayor William “Moose” Misuraca and his running mates councilmen Joel Coye and Keith Mahler and two leftovers from Bruno’s scandalous quarter century in office, Nancy Biscone-Warner and William “Bill” Bailey, approved the 2014-2015 Village of Ravena Budget, allocating another more than $105,000 to fund the Ravena Health and Fitness Center and, in that same budget, approved a pay-raise of more than $900 for Cathy Deluca.

Misuraca, Coye, Mahler Ran on a Promise of Financial Responsibility, Accountability, Transparency BUT ….

It now is obvious that only the faces have changed. After a really disappointing kick-off of the Centennial celebrations with an embarassing so-called parade that was preceded by an embarrassing watermain break on the parade route (Cathy Deluca chaired the Centennial Committee that organized the parade), we have been provided with documents secured by a resident under the provisions of the New York State Freedom of Information Law, that clearly show that the Ravena Health and Fitness Center MUST GO!

According to the monthly reports prepared by Cathy Deluca and submitted to the Ravena village council, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center is failing badly and hemorrhaging moneyhemorrhaging money right into Cathy Deluca’s pockets. Here are the figures (available to anyone on demand in the Ravena village clerk’s office):

Cathy Deluca and an Ignorant Village Council Hemorrhaging Money

Cathy Deluca and an Ignorant Village Council Hemorrhaging Money

(Editor’s Note:  The figures for May 2014 were not available so in the table above, to be fair, we took the average figures for the previous 11 months and used them for the month of May 2014. This was really very optimistic—and very generous—, considering the drastic decline in membership figures over the period.  Not included in the above figures is $2,040.00 for “Tabata Bootcamp” in March 2014. According to unconfirmed information, an employee of the RHFC is being paid extra to do that class. Although we have attempted to include everything possible in the figures above, the picture is bleak, very bleak.)


Back in July 2013, in our article, “Ravena & Risk – Taking: Is it really the role of municipal government?” we wrote:

“Just to break even, the fitness center would have to attract about 425 – 450 paying members; that means, Ravena and the surrounding area would have to attract at least 425 persons who would be willing to fork over between $250–300 a year to join the fitness center, which pales in comparison to other local chain centers with all the facilities like tanning, certified trainers, fitness programs, ultra – modern equipment, men’s and women’s changing rooms, showers, swimming pools, etc. The Ravena Health and FitnessCenter has none of these but membership is far more expensive than any of the major local clubs. So where are these 425 – 450 members going to come from in Ravena or Coeymans? Answer: They aren’t!”

Now we can write:

we_told_you_so

 In the First Year of Operation Deluca has Attracted less than 3% of Ravena Residents; Total income for the RHFC doesn’t even add up to Deluca’s salary for the period.

The membership numbers in the above table are a very misleading for the months of May 2013−February 2014 because Ms Deluca did not break down the membership figures into 12-month, 6-month, per-visit, etc. but lumped them all together, giving the false impression that people were actually joining. In March and April 2014, Deluca started breaking down the “membership” figures, and it looks like 1 year memberships for Marchtotaled only 97 members  with only 1 new member in March, and in April 2014 the RHFC had a total of only 103 1-year members. (The 11 new members shown in the table for May is our overly-generous manipulation of the statistics to guestimate a number for May, based on the average for the preceding 11 months. Obviousy, 11 is much to high!)  There were 16 six-month members in March and that figure remained unchanged in April 2014. There are several other “categories” of members that go into Deluca’s misleading totals but the bottom line is that in the first year of operation, memberships are dropping and so are revenues. In the entire first year of operation, the Ravena Health and Fitness center has attracted less than 3% of Ravena residents to join. The numbers don’t lie: Out of about 1930 Ravena residents in the age group eligible for membership (18-65 year olds) Deluca, despite her spending on advertising, has been able to attract only about 100 members (some of whom are not Ravena residents). In percent of eligible residents that’s only 5% or 1 out of every 20 eligible residents, who would likely use a fitness club,. That’s pretty paltry performance.

Do the math: It’s costing Ravena $1,000 a year for each of Cathy Deluca’s members who are paying only about $250 a year in membership dues and purchases at the RHFC. Does anyone see a problem here? Obviously, Mr Mayor “Moose” Misuraca doesn’t . Mr Misuraca: What if at the Ravena Halfway House tavern you had to pay $10.00 for every $2.50 your customers spend? How long would you stay in business?

But instead of spending more time trying to make her RHFC playpen work, she’s grabbing other things, like trying to be chairperson of the Ravena Centennial—and screwing that up, too!

In fact, for the entire year of operation the total deposits made by the Ravena Health and Fitness Center are less than what the village is paying Cathy Deluca to mismanage the faclility! Deluca is pulling more than $30,000 plus full benefits; the RHFC brought less than $29,000.00!!! And that doesn’t include other salaries, equipment, operating expenses. The RHFC doesn’t even pay rent or utilities and it’s still losing more than $75,000 of taxpayer money in the first year!!!

ONE GLARING QUESTION YOU ALL SHOULD BE ASKING YOURSELVES: WHY IS THE RAVENA HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER STILL THERE???

Why is it still there Mr Misuraca, Mr Coye, Mr Mahler, Ms Warner, Mr Bailey?

THE EDITOR

THE EDITOR

Don’t you ever wonder why the Ravena News Herald and the Albany Times Union never seem to pick up on these stories. They sorta get swept under the carpet. Why not ask  Bryan Rowzee, Melanie Lekocevic, Marlene McTique, or the head honchos at the Johnson Newspaper Group, John Johnson or Mark Vinciguerra why they don’t come clean with some investigations and some reporting on these crooks?

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District: Winner of the Coveted DUMBASS AWARD

trophyToo Bad School Board and Budget Elections are Not Covered by New York State’s Election Laws. If They Were, Most of The Current Board Would be Behind Bars and Mr Matt-The-Mutt Miller Would Be Big Bubba’s Girlfriend at Levenworth.

But maybe no, given the balless character of RCS sheeple and the indifference to fair play and common sense. It’s no wonder the schools are failing when you have a sham democratic process and failed parenting casting a blind eye on the corruption and casting an obedient vote.

So now we have the questionable pleasure of awarding the coveted DUMBASS AWARD to an entire [failing] school district:

The Ravena Coeymans – Selkirk Central School District
[Please Note that “New Baltimore” does not appear in the name]

Under the scandalous superintendancy of one Mr Alan McCartney
and
Owned and Operated by the Teachers Union a.k.a. New York State United Teachers

a division of the AFL – CIO Union.

As of the elections of May 20, 2014, very single member of the RCS Central School District board of education is either a teacher, married to a teacher, or if not directly related to a teacher by marriage, closely connected with the teachers union clique (Brown and Hotaling)! Your so-called representative elected board is representing only one thing: the Teachers Union!

 


The Make-up of the RCS CSD Board of Education
What you should have known but chose not to know.

  • James LatterMarried to a teacher (He works for the Saudi Arabian Sabic plastics manufacturer in Feura Bush!)
  • Alice WhalenTeacher (retired)
  • Patrick Brown – Close friend (his wife, Mary Partridge-Brown, certainly is!) of union rep./teacher Matt-the-Mutt Miller
  • Howard “Bray” EngelTeacher married to a teacher
  • Jason Hyslop – Latter’s and Brown’s sockpuppet
  • Edward “Teddy” RevilleMarried to a teacher. Board member Howard “Bray” Engel’s brother-in-law.
  • Michael JonesMarried to a teacher
  • Tina Furst-Hotaling – Closely connected with the teachers/teachers clique
  • William McFerran – Previously embroiled in the RCS Sports Association controversy revolving around allegedly faked tax status and poor financial recordkeeping, which led to the “new” RCS-SA. Also connected with the floundering refreshment stand debacle. Any guesses where your tax dollars are going to go? V ery closely connected with the teacher clique.
  • Matthew J. Miller – RCS high-school teacher, NYSUT union rep., wife Karen is a teaher with her beady eyes on a local principalship. Will the teacher-packed board hand one to her? Miller was involved in the “double-dipping” scandal where he was pocketing $18,000 a year to be “energy manager” in addition to his teacher salary. Problem was: he was doing it all at the same time! In addition, in order to do his union work on taxpayer time, he works a reduced class load to free him up for union work. Still gets his full teacher salary, too. Heads the RCS Political Action Committee with Elyse Loughlin out of the high-school, from where he and his cronies attempt to influence elections through the schools and your kids.
  • Mike Robbins – Refused to run for another term. Beating your head against a solid wall of teacher union reps starts to give you a headache after a while.
  • Rodney Krzykowski - Was left high and dry by the community. Victim of teacher union propaganda smear campaign. (He was crazy to run but ran for principle’s sake; had he won he would have had no influence against the teacher-packed board.)
  • Jeff Lukens – Refused to run for another term. Playing against loaded dice makes no sense; he’s history.

Now, do you still have any questions where you stand when it comes to decisions about where your tax dollars go, property owners? Are you happy now that your property taxes (school taxes) are going to support New York State United Teachers, a union dedicated to teachers’ interests and the education industry, less work and higher salaries and more benefits for teachers at taxpayer expense? Why not just drink a can of Draino and end it all? But you and your neighbors made the decisions. Now you can live with it. Or can you?

With non – teachers – union members Robbins and Lukens refusing to run again, and leaving Krzykowski as the sole possible non – teacher – lackey, Krzykowski was dead in the water, and was crazy to have run without backup on the board (Robbins and Lukens). So, with the usual sleaze and smear, and foul – play, the last election put Michael Jones, William McFerran and Tina Furst-Hotaling in RCS district board of education seats, and the teachers and the teachers union, NYSUT, have taken full  ownership of the schools and school district. Democratic process has be dealt the death blow and the public has been silenced in the RCS Central School District. Now the entire RCS board of education is firmly in the strangle – hold of the special interest teachers union: What the teachers and the teachers union want, they’re going to get. What he special interests and cliques want they’re going to get. When the teachers’ spouses and the board members’ friends want to get hired, want a promotion, or want to become a principal, no questions asked: DONE! Just hand one of your Judas a rubber stamp…

You just handed them the rubber stamp, Stupid!

You just handed them the rubber stamp, Stupid!

We warned the RCS school district of the writing on the wall last year when James Latter, Jason Hyslop, and Patrick Brown were running. All three were in the teachers union’s pocket (especially Brown and Latter, Brown’s wife Mary Partridge – Brown keeping the local union rep’s lap warm during BoE meetings and, well, Latter, a scoundrel from ages past). But a community of feebleminded sheep with consciences full of guilt and denial will follow the Judas goat and so the RCS Central School District arrived at the dire point it is at now. As of the elections of May 20, 2014, very single member of the RCS Central School District board of education is either a teacher, married to a teacher, or if not directly, closely connected with the teachers union clique (Brown and Hotaling)!

A community too stupid to ask questions and ever ready to swallow every stupid bit of misinformation and chicanery is doomed to have the pseudo – leaders it gets, and the money – pit health and fitness centers, and the new buses. We’d love to ask the question whether other alternatives to outright purchasing for almost a half – million dollars were examined but even if they were, it’s unlikely that they’d choose to risk laying off their friends if, say, a rental or contract bus arrangement were made with a non – school district company.

RCS teachers, members of NYSUT, are improperly involved in politics in the RCS CSD and improperly and unfairly influencing the elections, even misusing students to get their message out. Thanks to you RCS parents. Shame on you for allowing your children to be abused, brainwashed and misused by self – serving, unscrupulous adults. Some day your kids will realize what you did to them.

After all, why even bother when you have the entire community flamboozled and shylocked into handing over more than $42 million dollars, no questions asked (or the questions would have been asked if the public had the opportunity and the intelligence to ask the questions).

So, Ravena – Coeymans – Selkirk Central School Distict a.k.a. NYSUT’s Little Cash Cow in the Pocket, you’re the stupid recipients of the Smalbany DumbAss Award with Bullshit Cluster (the highest level of DumbAss Award). Enjoy your well – earned reputation for failures.

BAAA – BAAA! Sheeple!

RCS ASKED FOR IT...AND GOT IT! The Amused Editor

RCS ASKED FOR IT…AND GOT IT!
The Amused Editor

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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BAM! Blonde Bimbo Coeymanazi Strikes Again: This Time a State Agency Car

 Coeymans Police Officer, allegedly Danielle Crosier, Slams into a New York State official car parked in the parking lot of the Albany Motor Vehicles Office on South Pearl Street. Crosier had a minor in the car with her, the minor leaves the Coeymans p.d. car running. What in hell is going on?

Coeymanazi, RCS School RSO, Coeymans cop Danielle Crosier Strikes Again...Literally!!!

Coeymanazi, RCS School SRO, Coeymans cop Danielle Crosier Strikes Again…Literally!!!

We want Answers Mr Flach, Mr Darlington!!!!

Albany, May 20, 2014, at or about 1:45 p.m. a Coeymans Police car was observed by witnesses at the South Pearl Street Motor Vehicles office to enter the parking lot at excessive speed, and strike a New York State agency car with such force that the state car was “rocked”. Witnesses report that a female  child, blond, about 12-14 years old was seen to exit the Coeymans police car, and run towards the Family Services Building, followed by the plain-clothes driver of the Coeymans police car, who allegedly stated that she was looking at another car and that she would make her own police incident report on the accident. The accident was witnessed by a number of persons in the parkling lot of the NYS Motor Vehicle Services office and the state agency car with official plates was apparently considerably damaged. Albany Police were allegedly called to the scene. The Coeymans police car as reported by witnesses was Coeymans police cruiser No. 921, driven by a white female, blonde hair, late 20’s early 30’s in plain clothes.

Wait one! Isn’t this child endangerment? Indifference to the welfare of a child? Abuse? Isn’t this a crime? Hold on! Isn’t this a case of reckless driving, careless operation of a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment of the public? This isn’t the first time Crosier has carelessly and indifferently operated a motor vehicle. She’s put Coeymans police vehicles up on guardrails, can’t seem to be able to pick a lane and stay in it. Hell! Local humor is that if you see a police cruiser weaving and on the shoulder it’s gotta be Crosier driving it. Maybe the bimbo has brain disorder (Impossible, you’d have to have a brain for it to be disordered!). Or maybe the bimbo just can’t multitask (like walk and chew gum, drive and breath?).

The only Coeymans police officer that matches the description provided by witnesses is blond bimbo Danielle Crosier who has a long history of traffic mishaps and problems driving. But this incident takes the bimbo booby prize for absolute stupidity!!!!

Coeymans Biggest Traffic Menace, Danielle Crosier's, Most Recent Victim

Coeymans Biggest Traffic Menace, Danielle Crosier’s, Most Recent Victim

So, Mr Stephen Flach, Coeymans Town Supervisor,  (who late this afternoon on May 20, 2014, allegedly was still uninformed by the Coeymans p.d. chief dodo Darlington about the mishap), Mr Gregory Darlington, this community demands an explanation of what that loopy broad is doing chaufering a minor around in a Coeymans police vehicle. We want to know what the big rush was that she was barreling into the County Offices parking lot at allegedly excessive speed! We want to know why she pulled into a parking slot at excessive speed and lost control of the vehicle, slamming into a state vehicle with such force that she “rocked” the state car, causing considerable damage. We want to know who is investigating the accident and what steps are being taken against Crosier, who is well known for her lack of driving skills. Why was she in plain clothes? Why wasn’t the minor under adult supervision (No! We don’t consider that moron Crosier to be an adult. More of a moron, maybe, but not an adult.).

What's your estimate? $500-700 in bodywork to repair?  Take it out of Darlington and Crosiers Donut Fund!

What’s your estimate? $500-700 in bodywork to repair?
Take it out of Darlington and Crosiers Donut Fund!

We have received information that Crosier was transporting the minor to county family or youth services at the time of the accident. We have also been informed that Crosier assured witnesses that she, Crosier, would be making the police incident report herself. Can you imagine the nerve, the arrogance, for that dipsy bimbo to be making out her own police incident report on a careless accident like that. We have also been informed that the Albany Police were called to the scene to investigate, and we are waiting for details on what followed.

[Editor's Note:  On May 21, 2014, at about 9:30 a.m. we drove over to the Coeymans p.d. to see if we could find car 921. It was not there. We then drove over to the RCS high-school and found the car cruising around with two male officers in the front seat. At about 9:40 we returned to the Coeymans p.d. to find car 921 parked outside the entry to the p.d. with the engine running. We did examine the front right bumper and found extensive scraping and damage consistent with the height and type of damage found on the state vehicle. Because of the circumstances we were unable to get a photo without attracting risky attention.]

The irresponsibility and the arrogance in the Coeymans police department is appalling, scandalous. When will this community finally demand that it be stopped, that those responsible be made accountable, and that someone resigns. What is this a freaking ape circus? A dog and pony show?

Coeymans Police Bimbo, Calamity Crosier

Coeymans Police Bimbo, Calamity Crosier

Danielle Crosier has been assigned by the Coeymans police department and has been installed by your RCS CSD interim superintendent, Mr Alan McCarney, and his collection of morons calling themselves the RCS board of education as the RCS Student Resource Officer (SRO) and is stationed at the RCS high school, where the buzz is that she’s boinking one of the wrestling coaches. According to Crosier, “I am still a police officer but in a school environment. I’ll handle kids with a lighter touch,” Yeah! We’re sure you’ll be handling some of those young studs with a real light touch, Danny-girl, question is Where? (read the RCS CSD newsletter article, “New SRO immerses herself in the RCS environment.”)

We encourage our readers to demand a full accounting of this latest stupidity from the Coeymans town board and to demand a full report from Coeymans police chief Gregory “Dodo-Cop” Darlington. A complete accounting means someone will be taking responsibility for these many incidents and someone will be resigning! We encourage our neighbors and residents in Coeymans to make that crystal clear to those orangutans on the Coeymans town board!

We are also asking Coeymans residents to demand information on the incident and any reports filed on the incident by means of the New York State Freedom of Information Act or F.O.I.L. Force Coeymanazi p.d. Gregory Darlington to produce the information they’re most likely going to try to hide from taxpayers.

And whoever the parents are of the minor Crosier was putting at risk, you should be filing a complaint against the Town of Coeymans and the Coeymans Police Department for endangering your child and indifference to her safety. Isn’t it a bit hypocritical that Crosier is endangering your child bringing her to county family/child services?

In the meantime, Crosier should be put on unpaid leave, and get her ass out of our RCS schools!

ELIMINATE THE COEYMANS POLICE DEPARTMENT!

Get Candy Cop out of Coeymans and back to Barbie Camp!!! The Editor

Get Candy Cop out of Coeymans and back to Barbie Camp!!!
The Editor

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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New Baltimore: Taxed but not represented!

Pull It Out, New Baltimore!

Pull It Out, New Baltimore!

On May 20th, 2014, Voters will go to the polls to vote for three RCS CSD board of education members and to hopefully disapprove the bloated $42 million, at least 75% of which goes to pay outrageous salaries for incompetent services and teachers who ensure that the kids are duds and the RCS schools continue to be known far and wide as failing schools.

nysut pig

New Baltimore Needs to Vote Overwhelmingly for Rodney Kryzkowsky in Protest and NO! to the $42 million RCS CSD School Budget!!!

Here’s why:

  • A good portion of New Baltimore’s school taxes are going out of Greene County to pay for the RCS Central School District’s waste and favoritism.

  • New Baltimore has no representation on the RCS Central School District board of education (for that matter neither does the majority of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk residents).

  • The RCS CSD is owned and operated by a group of insiders, who are owned and operated by the New York State United Teachers union.

  • RCS Central School District schools are commonly known as “failing” schools and the composition of the administration, teaching staff, and the board of education makes certain that that reputation is going to last.

  • New Baltimore has to wake up and get smart: New Baltimore has to get out of the quagmire of the RCS CSD district and get into the Coxsackie system, in our own Greene County. Ravena-Coeymans is a failing, dying, corrupt and confused bunch of lunatics with no vision and a love affair with toxic waste, no environmental sensitivity, and voodoo economics. No change in corruption—only the faces change.

  • On May 20th cast your protest vote against the three teachers union stooges McFerret-Hotaling-Jones and FOR RODNEY KRZYKOWSKI, the only honest one on the RCS CSD board of education and the only one who has the courage to represent his convictions and refuse to join the gang of cowards.

  • Vote NO! on the RCS CSD $42 million budget that makes no sense and continues a practice of lies, misinformation, and spending.

  • Climb on the backs of the New Baltimore town board and force them to take steps to remove New Baltimore’s kids from the failing RCS CSD schools and get them into our own Greene County, Coxsackie system where they belong.

Pull it out, New Baltimore!

Pull it out, New Baltimore!
The Editor

 
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A Weasel on the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Board of Education: William McFerran?!?!

 As if there weren’t already too many weasels in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District administrative offices, employed by the RCS schools as teachers and non-instruction staff; as if the RCS board of education were not already overrun by ratlike weasels, now one of the arch-weasels, William “Bill” McFerran has his eye on a seat on the RCS board of education. Does it get any sleazier? Well, the answer to that question, dear readers is: Yes! It does get sleazier because the RCS school central district and its board of education are the sleaze champs of central New York State.

RCS: Home of the Weasel Board of Education!

Owned and Operated by the New York State United Teachers — A special-interest union!

McFerret a.k.a. McWeasel Bill McFerran Running for RCS BoE? No way, José!

McFerret a.k.a. McWeasel: Bill McFerran Running for RCS BoE? No way, José!

Not only did the Fiends of RCS wait until the 11th hour to announce the names of the sleaze candidates they are attempting to push on the public,  The fact that the three candidates supported by the teachers union, New York State United Teachers, Tina Furst-Hotaling, Michael Jones, and William “Bill” McFerret. Once again the Fiends of RCS, a loud-mouthed group of insiders, has put their candidates—Correction: the teachers union’s candidates—all on one ticket and plastering the entire district with the arrogant three stooges:Tina Furst-Hotaling, Michael Jones, and McFerret himself!


The ferret (Mustela putorius furo) is the domesticated form of the European Polecat, a mammal belonging to the weasel genus of the family Mustelidae.Ferrets are sexually dimorphic predators…[B]eing so closely related to polecats, ferrets are quite easily able to hybridize with them, and this has occasionally resulted in feral colonies of polecat-ferret hybrids that have caused damage to native fauna. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferret)


It’s a scandal that the candidates were publically announced not even a week before the scheduled school board and school budget elections. Meet the candidates was published only on May 25, 2014, in the Ravena News Herald for the elections to take place on May 20th!!!! Is that a joke or what?

Ms...Furst-Hotaling

Ms…Furst-Hotaling

We reported on McFerret’s shady and sleazy operations while he was associated with the RCS Sports Association. You remember, the sports association with the phony registrations and non-profit status? The same RCS Sports Association that when the water was getting a little too hot to handle, all of a sudden disappeared in a puff of ‘we’re outa here’ and then miraculously reappeared as the “new” RCS Sports Association will real status and a whole new board of crooks. Well, if you remember all that you’ll also remember that McFerran, yes, the very William McFerran who’s running for the board of education was behind all that and mixed up in the skullduggery, right up to his furry neck! And now he’s asking RCS voters to put him on the board that is already lousy with insiders.

Well, if you think the RCS board of education has been lousy with teachers and teachers’ spouses, and if you feel you’ve been left out in the cold by the Latter-Hyslop-Brown mob (all of their discussions take place behind closed doors, the BoE meetings are so insubstantial most people don’t even attend any more (except for those who have something to gain), and the public has been all but shut out of any serious decision-making process).

What’s even worse is that once the Latter-Hyslop-Brown gang got on the board, no one had a chance. But let’s face the truth, people. You made your beds and now you have to sleep in them. Good for you, RCS school district voters, you now have failing schools and are spending another $42 million to keep those responsible for the failure in the decision-making positions. Congratulate yourselves, RCS voters! You’re filling the pockets of RCS employees and their unions to the tune of 75% of the $42+ million they want you to approve on May 20th! Go ahead! Add McFerret, Jones and Furst-Hotaling to the BoE and shoot yourselves in the other foot.

Just do a search of this blog to learn about the ape that your BoE almost immediately put in the president’s chair: James Latter! He works for the Saudi-Arabian plastics manufacturer Sabic. Yeah, the same Sabic (formerly G.E. Plastics) who has so poisoned the environment in and around Feura Bush/Selkirk that the land is dead! And Latter’s the president of your board of education. Thanks, RCS voters! While you’re at it, search for McFerran and read about that scoundrel!

Mr Fozzie Jones

Mr Fozzie Jones

But the worst was still to come. Your very Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Teachers Association, led by your very own crook and double-dipper teacher, Matthew Miller a.k.a. Matt the Mutt Miller, who just about a year ago was told he was no longer going to get the $18,000 he was being paid on top of his full teacher’s salary and for what? For being “energy manager.” But Miller’s crimes against the school district didn’t stop there and still don’t. He’s the teacher’s union rep at RCS. Yes, he’s the union rep for New York State United Teachers, NYSUT, at RCS, and works a reduced teaching load so he can dedicate time to union work….And yes, he does get his full teacher’s salary, too.

predatorsBut as a teacher and as a union rep, representing the special interests of the teacher, he crosses many, too many boundaries. Not even considering his double- even triple dipping into your tax dollars, he uses his positions as teacher and union rep to unfairly influence the voting when it comes to the BoE and the school budget. His boss, Alan McCartney, has turned wimp when it comes to keeping Miller under control, and so Miller and his associates Elyse Loughlin, are improperly attempting to influence the elections.

We have acquired a letter dated April 25, 2014, signed by both Matthew J. Miller as Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Teachers Association “president”, and Elyse Loughlin, PAC (Political Action Committee) chairperson, in which Miller and Loughlin announce the union’s support of the budget passed by the teacher-loaded RCS board of education. But Miller and Loughlin mention cuts in that letter, cuts that never were made! Lie Number One!

Matt-the-Mutt Miller as NYSUT Rep

Matt-the-Mutt Miller as NYSUT Rep

In that same letter, Miller and Loughlin announce their support of Bill McFerran (the RCS Sports Association goon), Furst-Hotaling, another insider and former member of the notorious private club known as the Pieter B. Coeymans PTO, and Michael Jones, whose wife is a teacher. Need we say more? But there is more.

Miller and Loughlin AGAIN start a smear campaign against the only candidate who is not closely associated with the teachers or the teachers union, NYSUT, Rodney Krzykowski. Matt Miller and Elyse Loughlin continue their failed attempts to discredit Mr Krzykowski based on their misinformed and ignorant propaganda that Mr Krzykowski is somehow unfit to be on the board of education! Would that be because he’s the only one not a card-carrying member of the teachers clique and the only one who truly represents the working class of this district? It gets even worse when Miller and Loughlin accuse the State Education Department  and the Commissioner of Education as being “weak kneed” for not removing Mr Krzykowski from office. Miller and Loughlin seem to think they know better than the entire New York State Education Department!!!

Mr Beaker "Weasel" McFerran

Mr Beaker “Weasel” McFerran

Dear readers, that letter says it all. Here we have individuals receiving outlandish salaries and benefits, the very ones to whom you entrust your children’s’ education, defying an individual’s rights to political freedom and to challenge an unjust system. These people, Miller and Laughlin, represent the teachers union, NYSUT, not YOU! Yet they are asking you to deprive a fellow citizen, sovereign or not, of his rights to represent you. Miller, Laughlin and their friends Latter, Engel, Hyslop, Brown all attempted to VOID YOUR VOTES by using their trickery to remove a man elected by YOU from his seat on the BoE.

It’s really disgusting that Miller, Laughlin and their cronies not only wanted to VOID YOUR VOTES but they want also to deprive a citizen of his protected rights of free political speech and association. Now that’s a message you really want your kids getting in the schools you are paying for. That’s the equivalent of intellectual sabotage and abuse of trust!

What’s really disgusting is that Miller, Laughlin and the people they want on the RCS CSD school board like James Latter (accused several times of ethical violations and violation of student and family confidentiality, a violation of the FERPA law), Engel, Hyslop, Brown (husband of Mary Partridge-Brown, the woman who almost gives Matt Miller a lap dance at school board meetings, she’s so close), now want to foist more insiders to do their union’s bidding, like Tina Furst-Hotaling and Michael Jones and worse still, Bill McFerran.

At the very least in the last elections the Fiends of RCS supported Patrick Brown and Jason Hyslop on the same board as the unethical James Latter; now they’re putting Furst-Hotaling and Jones on the same board as the tax-avoider Bill McFerran of the “old” RCS Sports Association, while crying Wolf! and pointing the finger at Mr Krzkowski. Will the hypocrisy never end in this RCS school district?

Matt Miller and Elyse Laughlin and their kind are not only traitors to their community and to their students, they advocate different constitutional rights for different groups! That in itself is a violation of the United States Constitution! They are attacking the system of laws as well, saying that the laws do not work (after all, if Mr Krzkowski were guilty of any crime other than exercising his constitutional rights, would he still be free?). Hell Miller and Laughlin even attack their own New York State Department of Education and its Commissioner when they don’t get their way and the Department of Education and its Commissioner don’t break the law for them.

Those are the types of teachers you have in the RCS Central School District. Those are the types of teachers that you have teaching your kids. Those are the types of people your are throwing $42 million at and letting them have their way with it. YOUR SCHOOLS ARE STILL FAILING RCS AND YOUR TEACHERS UNION IS STILL RUNNING YOUR BOARD OF EDUCATION. WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO SMARTEN UP? WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO WAKE UP! (Did you know that in a recent official appraisal done in the town of Bethlehem couldn’t find any comparables in the RCS school district and wrote “the RCS schools are failing” and cannot be compared with the Bethlehem properties!)

Everybody Pays Failing SchoolsOne final word: Remember the RCS Sports Association’s big plan to “donate” a refreshment stand to the RCS school district? Well, that’s stagnated for some time now. Just watch the thermometer on the RCS high-school grounds: It’s not moving! The fundraising is all but dead! But here’s the plan you don’t know about: McFerret is running for a seat on the RCS board of education along with two other supporters. What would you think if once they’re on the board they don’t get together with the other insiders and divert budget funds to the refreshment stand fund? Another bit of trickery you can bitch about. Right?

Rodney Krzykowsky is the only person left on that RCS central school district board of education who is not infected. Rodney Krzykowski is one of the only ones in this entire RCS district who has the balls to say out loud what the rest of you only say under your breath. Rodney Krzykowski is the only one on the RCS BoE who has the guts to represent the blue collars in this community. Rodney Krzykowski stands alone but has the guts to do so; the rest of your lousy RCS BoE are hypocrites and cowards. It’s about time someone said that, and it’s about time you readers start doing something about it.

They're doing it down your leg and telling you it's ice-water! The Editor

They’re doing it down your leg and telling you it’s ice-water!
The Editor

New Baltimore Needs to Opt OUT of the Failing RCS CSD and Join the Thriving Coxsackie Team in Our Own Greene County Schools! New Baltimore has to wake up and realize that it has no representation in the RCS CSD; furthermore, the RCS CSD and the RCS board of education are so far gone, so corrupt, there’s no saving it! So save yourselves, New Baltimore!

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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The Epilogue You’ve All Been Waiting For: “Common Cents”– the Final Word

 

Before we launch our commentaries on the continuing corruption of the Ravena – Coeymans – Selkirk Central School District and its union – made – and – owned candidates for board of education, and before we launch our feature article on the Town of Coeymans town council’s own babbling boobie, Mr Peter Masti, and Masti’s Morbid Mentality and Blue – collar Hallucinations for the Town of Coeymans. We’ll also be publishing facts and figures on why the Town of New Baltimore has to leave the RCS CSD and join the Coxsackie school system. But first, we’d like to publish Mr Laszlo Polyak’s Epilogue to his analyses of the Ravena Village 2014 – 15 budget. So stay tuned for the RCS and Masti pieces, and the New Baltimore report. You’re gonna love’m!


Epilogue — Common Cents

Or the Eptitaph — In a State of General Confusion

DOES IT REALLY NEED A CAPTION?

DOES IT REALLY NEED A CAPTION?

Mr Polyak: I enjoy comments feedback and other points of view because the best solutions come to light from those discussions. One comment suggested that was I‘m “confused:” one, however. Well that’s an understatement if there ever was one! Every time I read the Village of Ravena’s 2014 – 15 budget I get more and more confused.

In Part One of my budget analysis I addressed only telephone expenses as an example of the waste and incompetence exhibited in the Ravena village budget. In that discussion I put out some questions regarding several other confusing budget line items. In order to understand those expenses you would have to see the actual bill voucher or receipt. Like the Village of Ravena is going to let you see that? Good luck!

In Part Two, I broke it all down and put some names on the numbers, while discussing just the facts as printed black–and–white in the Village of Ravena budget. Noting things like postage and gas (fuel) line Items. I also noted that the Water and Sewer funds are by law separate taxation entities (your water bill is “a tax”, and your sewer bill is “a tax”. Those monies are to be used only on sewer or water expenses, that is, the cost to bring us water and take away our sewerage. Water and sewer assessments are NOT part of our general Village of Ravena taxes or Town of Coeymans taxes.

budget-cuts animI also looked at the discrepancies in billing practices to the residents of both communities the amounts billed should be equal—but are far, far from equal, fair or even legal! We all should pay the same rates for water and the same rates for sewer in both the town and village. And rates should be consistent  in different categories such as, an industrial user or residential user etc. based on the actual cost to bring them water and sewer services. Right? Not in Ravena-Coeymans, not in the Twilight Zone!

It’s really great to see and hear so many folk’s comments on items of the VoR budget, it’s a welcomed refreshment compared to the groans and moans of the past. We need discussion and thinking like that! What is your solution to the many confusing discrepancies in the Village of Ravena budget? As I pointed out in Part 1 and in more detail in Part 2 no one questioned the gross (and unexplained, probably illegal) $36,400 in “unclassified” expenses, or “outside services” to the tune of about $50,000. Or what about the “CHIPS acct” where we have $62,000, in revenue. Wouldn’t you question an “unclassified” amount on your cable television or your power bill even if it was a couple of dollars? Why let tens of thousands in “unclassified” spending get swept under the carpet? It’s your money, people!

Here’s one for ya: In the “CHIPS” expense acct (and if you don’t know yet what the CHIPS account is, maybe you should ask!) we have spent only $40,000 (it’s also for road repair). Where did the other $22,000 go? Why didn’t the commenters point that little nugget out to us? Not a peep but Yeah! Henry and Fritz have to respond to emergencies. Too bad! But really, Where’s the $22 grand? We want to know!

Mayor Misuracs's Private Shitter in Ravena Village Hall

Mayor Misuraca’s Private Shitter in Ravena Village Hall

As soon as I attached a name to the village foreman’s job figures in the budget I felt I was in the middle of the Salem witch trials. But that’s OK because as an auditor I know ways to find out if they were “working hard or hardly working”: an auditor demands the records on the spot. (Wonder how the auditors from the Office of the New York State Comptroller missed all of this? Or did they?). We also ask for the names of all personnel employed by the Village of Ravena department in which Fritz/Henry “work” as well as their time/effort allocations (F/T, P/T, number of hours worked per week, on-call, etc.). We’d like to see copies of job descriptions for all personnel employed by the VoR department in which Fritz/Henry “work”. We’d then like to see copies of the call logs, emergency response logs, snow emergency dispatch logs or any written records or documents showing the dates and times of emergency response for water/sewerage emergencies, snow removal emergencies, storm emergencies to which the VoR (department where Fritz/Henry are employed) responded in the period of June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014. After all, wouldn’t you expect records like that to be available, even if only for insurance purposes? Where do you think ex–mayor John T. Bruno or hatchet-woman Nancy Warner or ex-mayor Bruno’s pet toad, hot–shot dithering Bill Bailey keep those records? Guess again!

It’s those kind of records that are normally and routinely kept by legit and honest departments that tell the real story of whether they are working hard or hardly working, or even if they show up for work! These are questions and records that any auditor worth his salt could and would demand before jumping to any conclusions. (And on – the – spot impose fines of up to $25,000 for every “What do you mean you don’t have a mandated public record for inspection?) Tell it to the hearing judge, the auditor could say.

 

In the budget all departments should be sub-totaled so department heads can defend their requests for funding for the upcoming year, and taxpayers can clearly seen what’s being requested and for what. As for combining some department jobs, expenditures, allocations, personnel in another department or rolling personnel over into another department without adequate justification is just asking to get beat up by an auditor!
I didn’t even discuss the question of sales tax revenue and the corruption that has been going down over the years. Ravena is expected to receive $625,000.00 (↓↓↓ from a previous $640,000.00) so when I read or hear some fool say that we will punish local business with his checkbook, I see the loss of sales-tax revenues. Chew on this, why don’t ya: We in the village lost a few $100,000.00 in sales tax revenues over the years that Ravena – Coeymans has been hemorrhaging small businesses. And, friends and neighbors, that’s money that the Village and Town have to make up via our general taxes going up. The point is that it pays to spend our money locally; provided we can attract and keep businesses. And I mean businesses who don’t come to Ravena – Coeymans for a tax holiday or a kick – back, and who don’t destroy our town and village character, poison our air, hide our river, destroy our streets. You all know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, just open your tired eyes.

crooked-politician-III also didn’t say anything about village insurance. Because of the many potential lawsuits brought about by the village’s and town’s mismanagement, and outright illegal activities resulting in claims, the Village of Ravena has had to roughly doubled its insurance coverages: it went from 50,000 to 100,000. Illegal activities, fines, misconduct and complaints that can result in millions in settlements or judgments have to be covered. It wouldn’t surprise me that due to all the pending law suits from some form of violation of civil and constitutional righrts, discrimination, the gazebo incidents, and the Ravena Health and Fitness Center employee misconduct (Cathy Deluca got the village slammed with at least two Notices of Claims that are likely to turn into lawsuits very soon. Those will demand several millions in compensation to the complainant! The Town of Coeymans, too, has dozens of pending lawsuits because of the misconduct of the Coeymans police alone!) etc. Then there are the criminal charges in the complaints against village and town officials for such things as obstruction of justice and falsely reporting an incident (Cathy Deluca). Between the town and village, there are roughly two dozen pending law suits (This is public record; go look it up! Ask the village clerk or the town clerk for the information!).

So we taxpayers don’t even know how much the lawsuits will cost us, and we have to pay for it all in the long run. It’s like “Islip” garbage barge; it ended up costing the property owners 20 million! It’s like your property taxes going up from $1,000 to $ 5,000 to cover the cost. Juries don’t care who you think you are; they award tens of millions for discrimination every day without giving it a second thought! After all, your elected officials should know better. Shouldn’t the?

Now let me bring you full circle back to the VoR budget. To be fair, the new mayor of Ravena William “Moose” Misuraca, took office (No sympathy! He begged for the opportunity to run for mayor! Now deal with it!) and now has a mountain of rotting old garbage on his desk to deal with. (Thanks to ex–mayor John Bruno and his other losers, Marty Case (defeated), Rocco Persico (lost), Nancy Warner (to be defeated) and Bill Bailey (already lost but doesn’t know it)) When Misuraca comes up for air, he’ll have to find his own way around.

One of the reasons I’m so confused (and you can’t make this crap up) is that just last Friday 5/2/14 I called the village clerk to get a certified copy of few documents, the deputy clerk said OK, and then made a comment about the Smalbany blog, “Common Cents”, Part 1 and Part 2. She went on to say, “… but Laszlo you’re not sure we do the billing for the water etc. as stated in the blog. A few seconds later, she called me back and refused to provide the certified documents! I asked Why? The deputy village clerk told me that Bill Bailey—You remember him. He’s the dithering boob who pissed himself every time ex – mayor Bruno asked him a question. The one on the village council who stutters and mumbles a lot.—said not to certify them !. OK, I then told them put that in writing. I get off the phone and I’m beyond confused because in Part 2 I spell out the job mandates of any village clerk and one of them is “to certify“ records to be true copies etc.—as mandated by law, so with my head spinning, I’m thinking Bill Bailey instructs the village clerk to commit a crime? And where does Bill Bailey get the authority to tell the village clerk to do or not to do anything, anyway? That’s simply not his job! But now think about this: Nancy Warner, a key conspirator in the old Bruno regime, was the clerk for over 25 years and she’s now overseeing the village office. If something needs to disappear, Nancy Warner knows what it is and can make it disappear. Next election watch Nancy Warner disappear! Like I said you can’t make this stuff up. But the real question is this: When will Misuraca and his majority get the balls to take charge and start making things happen…LEGALLY. Does anyone in the village have or know their job descriptions? Do they ever think of what questions a federal judge or a prosecutor is going to ask them before the judge determines how much of their 401k, their pensions, and their social security will go to pay punitive damages or fines for abuse of public office, violations of protected rights, discrimination and or before removing them from public office and making a retirement reservation in Coxsackie corrections.

PAY UP, STUPID!!!

PAY UP, STUPID!!!

So let’s walk a mile in our new mayor’s shoes (I mean wading boots. He’ll need them to get past all of the bull shit and still get anything done in the Village of Ravena). Where does he go from here?

So YES! Virgil you’re right, I’m very confused!!!! BUT know what Phil Crandall has on the ongoing corruption that is going on in the Village of Ravena and the Town of Coeymans. (For those of you with short memories, Phil Crandall was the town of Coeymans judge who got railroaded into resigning because he didn’t approve of the goings on between the Coeymans town board and the Coeymanazi police department. Click here to read the Smalbany article on this link: From the Judge Himself: Coeymans Judge Resigns, Insider Exposes Corruption.) I like our new mayor so far—but he hasn’t done anything yet so what’s not to like—Oh well! When the judges asked why records are not certified I’ll just say it’s a great question, and that he should ask the likes of Bill Bailey and Nancy Warner and the clerks Biernacki and Demitrazek, I’m just a confused retired auditor. So much for co-mingling funds your federal Honor; welcome to Ravena they have their own set of hubris rules and laws.

 I had a meeting with the mayor, handed him a water bill from a PUD (No, not a village employee; it’s Planned Urban Development ) of 100 homes in Westchester the water bills are less than ours, they’re billed quarterly, and all are metered and the meters are changed out every 5 years, their water comes from Greenwich CT, two wealthy and I mean wealthy places and their water bills are cheaper! Can Bill Bailey explain that? And you don’t have to pay the whole bill at once, and the taste is thousand times better than Ravena water. Cheaper, fairer, better tasting, more convenient billing. Would that ever work in Ravena? Wishful thinking ;)

Here’s a suggestion: It would be great if the new mayor would post all incoming vouchers and bills, and receipts. Maybe even on weekly basis Then we can see who’s doing what with our tax dollars.

Laszlo Polyak a.k.a. the “Confused Auditor“


Editorial Note

Mr Polyak’s comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this blog (and, due to editing, not even Mr Polyak’s own). We’d be much more direct and not so nice to the incompetents! Mr Polyak’s original submission has been extensively edited for form, grammar, and at times for content for the sake of clarity. Mr Polyak is solely responsible for the facts contained in this article and for their accuracy. The Smalbany editorial staff assumes no responsibility for any factual errors. Readers are cordially invited to submit a rebuttal article or to comment on this article using the comment feature of this blog.


Coming up next: New Baltimore’s Turn. Are you ready for this?

Peter Masti gets Lampooned, or Harpooned. You decide!

But firs, A Closer Look at the RCS CSD Board of Education, Just Before the Elections. It’s FIXED…AGAIN!!!

Yeah! Baby! We feel the same way! The Editor

Yeah! Baby! We feel the same way!
The Editor

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Common “Cents” Part II: “Figures don’t lie, but liars sure can figure!”

Ravena Resident and Taxpayer, Mr Laszlo Polyak, Continues His Analysis of Past and Current Village of Ravena Budgets. Here’s What He Has To Say in Continuing Part I, Common Cents:


Common “Cents” Part II:

“Figures don’t lie, but liars sure can figure!” (Mark Twain)

Local Analyst, Former Auditor Scrutinizes Ravena Budget

Local Analyst, Former Auditor Scrutinizes Ravena Budget

In Part One I didn’t mention any names or the RCS CSD (as the RCS school budget controversy came around and continues to waste money but that’s a novel in itself). I had only one issue: “bullying” and I stayed with the bullying issue.

The editing of Part I by Smalbany blog staff is a part of life. I stay with numbers not personalities. I’m not sure what “wingnuts” means, I don’t do “drumstick bolts”, “dirty-feet cops “, dumb-dumb police chiefs, poop-poop police, or towel-painted-blond–fitness-tubby, etc. True, the pictures do help with the boring bean counting budget reading. I also didn’t state the village court must go. I would have to look at many facts and factors then say it’s got to go.

In Part II, however, I will mention names as they relate to the budget and which are of public record, so you can address, seek or ask your own questions of department heads or the individuals themselves, and you can draw your own conclusions. Actually, only two sitting members of the Ravena Village counsel are actually responsible for the 2014–15 budget, Nancy Warner and Bill Bailey, but their political lives are nearing an end, too. As in that cop TV show, Dragnet, Sergeant Joe Friday wants just the financial facts ma’am! The financial facts! Dull and dry but color may or not be, but usually is, added by the Smalbany editors.

Some commenter’s and the editors have asked for a comparison between the village of Ravena, town of Coeymans and / or New Baltimore. It’s like comparing apples to oranges; it’s not easy to do because there are different mandates that apply to towns and villages; towns have far more responsibilities than villages do, so most bookkeepers/CPA/auditors whether local, state or federal will tell you that you really can’t compare them. Maybe you could compare office by office, or you might compare building departments or the clerk’s offices, such as a comparison of the town of Coeymans clerk’s office vs the Village of Ravena clerk’s office. However when 1500 folks move out, we do need to consolidate services. Plenty of little Indian chiefs but not enough Indians in our town (A grand total of 7300 folks combined in town of Coeymans, including the Village of Ravena!) The town clerk is elected but the village clerk is appointed. The town clerk has ten times more work than the village clerk. The town clerk is responsible for added mandates such as marriage, hunting, fishing, dog, licenses, recording deaths, overseeing cemeteries, collecting taxes and fees from all other departments (except for the court fees /fines), sending out tax, water, sewer bills, recording town, zoning, planning, special and regular meetings, public notices, F.O.I.L. requests, certificates of residences, stamp into the record notices of claims and letters to other departments even copies of the budgets and all history requests, etc.

Says it all!>/big>

Says it all!

The town clerk also oversees elections every year and certifies election results for registered voters. And the town clerk is the registrar of vital statistics and does the town banking, too. Let’s not forget she handing out free Arby meal cards, too, when Coeymans was Reubenville! The town clerk does all of this on a $41,000.00 year salary with staff salaries of $64,000; that’s one full time clerk and 2 part time helpers. Under the New York law, the general municipality law as relates to villages, there are two distinct offices or positions: a village clerk and village treasurer. Under mayor John T. Bruno Ravena bizarrely combined both separate positions into one clerk-treasurer, and then added a deputy clerk-treasurer position. Nancy Warner needed control over everything and her friends needed jobs, too. All other villages have a clerk and a treasurer with clear responsibilities separate from each other, as spelled out in village law.

However, when we the compare the village office to the town, the village clerks’ responsibilities don’t include marriage, hunting, fishing dog licensing or death certificates;-they only record village meeting minutes, they don’t record planning or zoning minutes. The village of Ravena administers to at most 3,000 residents instead of 7,300, which are the responsibility of the Coeymans town clerk; The village clerk also collects village taxes. I think they collect water and sewer rents too? It’s not clear if they collect water/sewer rents. They do F.O.I.L. (New York State Freedom of Information) requests. They issue pool passes.

Ravena will need one of these when cooking the budget!>/big>

Ravena will need one of these when cooking the budget!

The Village of Ravena’s Clerk/Treasurer gets $29,500 according to acct # 1325.14 and the Deputy Clerk-Treasurer gets $ 39,955.76. According to acct# 1325.15 (The superior apparently gets paid less than the subordinate so there must be something going on behind the scenes!). The part time Ravena clerk-treasurer is paid $12,360.00. and here’s where it gets really tricky: There is an “outside service” budget line item # 1325.48 showing $9,500.00; is that a “bonus” for an employee or is it another person? There is another budget line item for “payroll contractual expense” acct # 1325.43, it went from zero for the year 2012/2013 to $6000.00 in 2013/2014. Is that “training” or another person, or is it another phantom employee? In acct #1325.47 “conferences” another $2,500.00 what’s that for?

The total spent on the salaries varied from $81,855.76 to $100,000.76 for doing about one third the work of the town of Coeymans clerks. Why is the payroll for the Ravena village clerk more than that of the Coeymans town clerk who does 3 – times the work and does it for more than twice the number of residents?

An auditor’s job can be so dull with so many colorful questions. So you can see it’s hard to compare until you review the actual bills, vouchers, and actual records (if any are kept). Trustee Nancy Biscone – Warner, the former deputy clerk-treasurer for about 25 years is on the committees to over-see the village offices (clerks), the police (Dirty – Hands Jerry Deluca), the fitness center (Cathy Deluca), the central garage and the streets. Perhaps she can answer some of the questions to clear up the salaries and expenses for these offices and accounts.

According to official village paperwork, postage account #1325.41 in 2012/2013 was $3,500; in 2013/2014 it was $3,199.00; in 2013/2014 it was $7,100.00 then $8,000.00 in 2014/2015. Postage more than doubled between 2012 and 2014. But in that period, more folks moved out of the village and town. Why the doubling of the postage? Was someone running the political campaigns from the village of Ravena offices?

Let’s take a real look at one of the departments phone bills, the Ravena Building Department in the budget is known as Public Safety, acct #’s 3620.11 through 3620.49. Its telephone budget is $1,500.00, that could be real after all our village of Ravena is booming….take a stroll down Main Street or 9W. We are building senior housing left and right. The numbers of family homes are going up all over too. Never mind businesses going into the store fronts. Sorry! I was only trying to be funny. Sure, the deterioration of the Bruno – Warner ghost town does requir the building inspector to be at 10 places at once to inspect all this activity of the economic boom in Ravena (hint: sarcasm). With 500 telephone messages to return too! (Only kidding we are the regional ghost town at this time, while Bethlehem assessors refer to the RCS school district as a “failure.”)

Even with the latest population loss of 500 folks in the village it is not easy to see how the phone bill went from $989.52 in 2012 (actual) to $1,500 in 2014-15 (budget).

Now, looking at employee employment I will walk you through this, it may be bizarre but it is their record. First you have budget line item # 3620.11 where the part time clerk goes from $6,960.49 (actual in 2012-13), and then in 2013-14 jumps to $20,000, and then in 2013-14 to $21,600 part time. Look at line item # 3620.12 “assistant building inspector (part time)” Santa $10,300.00 (Yeah! Santa Claus is generous to himself!). Then it really gets weird the Building Inspector budget line item # 3620.13, Joe Burns gets $27,254.16 then in the back pages of the budget you see Joe Burns gets $54,508.32/year, the other (27,254.16 comes from building-Mountain Rd. acct 1623.12 custodians or hourly employee 27,254.16) but when look at that account the budget is 33,990.00 or 30,900.00 are you confused yet? But when you add the 2 accts in “Mountain Rd accts”, together 1623.12 and 1623.15 you get $64,890.00 for the cleaning of the building/maintaince. Our question is this: Is Joe Burns the janitor too?

Now, let’s go back to so – called building inspector budget line item # 3620.15. This is still another hourly employee at $8, 755, for what? What do they do? Filing all those new building permits, blueprints? Then we have motor vehicle that’s $1,000 a year but no gas expense. We see them driving all around the village all day long all the time! They must run on air? Where are the figures for vehicle fuel expenses? The outside service for budget line item # 3620.48, is $ 6,024 .44 (actual) for whom or what is that expense? What’s it for, financial braniacs? Then we have “unclassified expenses”? Are “unclassifieds” really legal? For the year 2012 – 13 we had an expenditure of $78,049.73 (actual). Is that the cost of taking down the building on the corner of Main St and Orchard Ave.? Remember DEC got involved in that fiasco because the oil tank wasn’t removed first, causing an oil spill in the basement all in front of Nancy Warner’s property! Now there’s an example of Warner’s performance as trustee in charge of buildings and streets! And where was the building inspector in all this? Contact the DEC to find out the fine amount for that one, and then you might find the fine amount under one of the many unclassified expenses. Pretty clever move that one! Hiding the fines for incompetence under the “unclassifieds” in the budget. What’s worse still, is that they include the fines for incompetence in proposed budgeting! I never heard of “UN – ” classified expenses. Any bill received by a municipality (Ravena seems to be the exception) goes into a specific account or you create an expense account for it.

cicero on the budget

Let’s go back to Mountain Rd. where we find an unclassified expense of actual $41,407.93 is that the hidden cost of taking down the building at Main Street and Orchard Ave.? The outside services 2012 – 13 budget line item # 1623.48 for $ 14,735.67 (actual amount), was that to cover up the cost to the removal of the building too? What are they hiding at $18,000 for 2014-15? An expense before there’s a classification for it, like putting the cart before the horse?

The zoning and planning attorney gets $6,300 for the planning board and $6,300 for zoning board each, totaling $12,600.00. To be fair the building department under budget line item # 2555 brings apparently brings revenue into the village of Ravena to the tune of $1,852 in 2012-13 in building permits. Wow! Now we’re talking some real money! Almost $2,000 in revenues. Don’t get too excited. Just do the math.

The Public works administration, village foreman salary for Fritz, who drove around Ravena all day long for over $60,000.00 a year (see budget line item # 1490.11), now it’s Henry’s position so he gets to drive around for $60,000.

Laszlo Polyak
Ravena Resident and Taxpayer

It seems the more folks move out of Ravena the more the village hires and pays for overtime but that’s another story. I hope the new mayor demands written competitive proposals for goods and services provided from outside sources to the village, requires justification in advance from his department heads on weekly basis for any overtime, insists on a description and justification for any unclassified expense and then requires them to be classified, and reviews all job descriptions against requirements for village employees. He could start with the Village of Ravena clerk’s office, then move on to the building inspector, and finish up with the Ravena Health and Fitness Center and the Village of Ravena (kangaroo) Court. That should save at least nearly a cool million and how do you think that will affect your tax bill?

The Editor

The Editor

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Common “Cents”: A Resident Looks at the Village of Ravena’s 2014-15 Budget…And Barfs!

 I know most folks don’t understand government’s budgets or even their own taxes, never mind the IRS! All we do know is that we are getting screwed, and screwed royally. Whether it’s the village or the RCS CSD, we’re getting screwed. Most of us hate or don’t much care for math so budgets and auditing is boring at best! 

Not in the Ravena Budget A Resident Reports

Not in the Ravena Budget
A Resident Reports

So I will try to break it down simple like, and relate the unbelievable incompetence and waste that we can plainly see in the Village of Ravena 2014 – 2015 budget. This incompetence and waste is simply mismanagement of your local tax dollars. Your money is being crazily mismanaged by a bunch of amateurs who know only one word: SPEND. So you can see the stupidity and wasteful costs!! Let’s forget about the Ravena Health & Fitness Center for a moment. Let’s look at some things we all understand such as, telephone expenses. We all have them and can understand them! Right?! I’m picking the phone bills in the Village of Ravena budget even the new board members can understand and should have questioned it themselves; they had 2 months ! But no. They just rubber – stamped the budget and that’s that. Same old, same old, monkey business as usual! A bunch of wingnuts at work.

RAVENA BUDGET: ABSOLUTELY IRRESPONSIBLE

Description       (VOR = Village of Ravena) Budget Line Amount  
V O R justice court 1110.41 $ 2,000.00  
V O R clerk treasure office 1325.41 $ 4,500.00  
V O R Mayor’s office 1210.11 $ 500.00  
Subtotal   $ 7,000.00  
These telephones are within 30 feet of each other in same building too!  
Moving along VOR public safety 3620.41 $ 1,500.00  
VOR Fitness Center (down stairs) 7180.41 $ 1,100.00  
Subtotal   $ 2,600.00  
Other VOR other buildings / services  
V O R Central Garage (highway) 1640.41 $ 1,000.00
V O R Fire department 3410.41 $ 3,800.00
V O R Recreational Complex (pool) 7140.41 $ 300.00
V O R Park grounds (Mosher) 7110.41 $ 425.00
Subtotal   $ 5,525.00
VOR water plant* 8330.41 $2,350.00  
Grand Total for VOR telephones $ 17,475.00  
*The Ravena Water Plant is a separate fund and tax account and you can’t co-mingle those expenditures with the Ravena village administration and services; however I’m adding that expense too:  
Are You in Phone Bill Shock?

Are You in Phone Bill Shock?

So there you have it. A “magic jack” costs $19.95. a year. You can’t help but wonder: Are they calling 1-900 sex talk or something like that, or are they just plain stupid. Are they on the phone for advice from state or federal officials all the time or explaining themselves after Times Union or local TV news scandals? The costs are way OFF THE MAP! Just look at the water plant budget for phones! Who can they possibly be calling for that kind of money? Or Mosher Park where’s that telephone located? In a tree under or under some rocks, maybe? Or the fire department? Doesn’t the Ravena Fire Department usually get incoming calls? But their budget is a whopping $ 3,800.00! Who are they calling for that kind of money? It’s a freakin’ village fire department for dang sake! You would think the court would be OK for around $2000.00 (the Ravena court’s got to go!) but the clerk’s and mayor’s office for $5,000.00 when do they get their work done? And we have to consider that you’re billed for outgoing calls…

Oops I forget those Times Union Quotes of village officials when they’re caught with their panties down: “I didn’t know”. The clerk’s office must have an open line for the past 30 years to the NYS Comptroller and NYS Department of State offices or the Committee on Open Government (so that Bob Freeman can tell them not to respond to F.O.I.L. demands for information. That’s “Open Government” in NYS!) Yeah, that would explain it! But out of hundreds of telephone carriers out there and all the different discount deals, we’d like to know which one is robbing us blind? Where/when did the bidding take place?

What I find odd is there’s no postage for the court clerk’s office and water and sewer funds but there’s $8,000.00 for the village clerks alone. But that’s another story.

Or look at office supplies in the budget: the village clerk is $2,000.00 and the Ravena Health & Fitness Center office supply budget is 5000.00! What in hell is Cathy Deluca doing with office supplies? Eating them? Again, these are questions for the Office of the NYS Comptroller’s Office examiners and auditors.

Good News for Cathy D. Bad News for Ravena Taxpayers

Good News for Cathy D.
Bad News for Ravena Taxpayers

The fitness center is another horror story in itself, $28,700.00 for equipment repairs? Is that repairs to the junk equipment Bruno, Warner and Deluca paid more than $40,000 to Bob Fisk? Used equipment that cost us more than $40,000.00, and now another $28,000 on top of that? But although the Ravena Health and Fitness Center doesn’t have members to justify its existence, and despite the fact that it’s costing Ravena taxpayers more that $105,000 a year and bringing in no revenues, Cathy Deluca has plenty of time to sit in front of her computer all day long and still collect her $30,900 a year plus full benefits. Now that’s responsible stewardship of public money, isn’t it?

But the one I love is Hospitalization general fund account # 9060.88, $ 417,219.00 alone. And/also the water fund acct# 9060.88 (Yes! It’s the same account!) but money is coming out of water fund in the additional amount of $44,880.00. Again this is only hospitalization benefits! And who’s getting these benefits for almost a half – million dollars? Is this Obamacare at work or just the local crooks?

Retirement, social security , workmen’s comp, unemployment insurance, disability insurance, vacation, holidays, sick time! It’s enough to make you barf! Then there’s another $400,000.00, give or take $ 50,000 depending on “overtime”. Maybe I should start a blog and post the vouchers as they come in. and explain how you and I are getting screwed as tax payers.

$8,000 for "Towels"?!?!

$8,000 for “Towels”?!?!

Also acct # 9189.80 located under hospitalizations is $8000 for towels. TOWELS!?! YES! TOWELS!!! Eight grand for TOWELS! In the retirement fund accts area?? Are those hidden costs??? To the Fitness Center??

$54,000.00 for street lights????? Ravena I guess never heard of this invention back in the 12th century it’s “very green”, it’s called solar powered street lights, they been around a very long time and will save a penny or two.

So much for common cents.

LASZLO POLYAK
Ravena Resident & Property Owner

Ravena's Got It To Burn

Ravena’s Got It To Burn

Editor’s Comment: What we’d like to see is this: We’d like to see Mr Polyak or someone else put together a comparison of the Ravena Village figures with those of the Town of Coeymans and the Town of New Baltimore. A comparison like that would really show the stupidity and the wastefulness and irresponsibility of the Ravena 2014-15 village budget!

One thing is very clear from Mr Polyak’s analysis: Residents, taxpayers must pay more attention to these local budgets and how they’re passed without adequate diligence on the part of local elected officials and without appropriate scrutiny of the line items by the public. Judging from Mr Polyak’s analysis, the waste of taxpayer money and fiscal irresponsibility and incompetence is scandalous. It’s almost comparable to the waste and fiscal irresponsibility of the RCS Central School District budget!

Mr Polyak’s original submission was edited for publication.

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49 Other States, A National Website Question Deluca’s Hiring?

 

Gotcha, Ross!
Gotcha, Ross!

UPDATE: Some psychopath  recently started posting idiotic and off-topic rants using multiple pseudonyms on FireGeezer. (Our guess is that it was that lunatic Joan Ross, Bitter Bob’s partner-in-crime, in New Baltimore. She’s the only one we know of who is so vile and has so much time on her hands that she would waste it so stupidly. Bitter Bob’s still looking for a muzzle big enough to fit over her mouth.) To FireGeezer’s credit and keeping the integrity of the FireGeezer site, those crazy posts were summarily removed on the request of one of our reader/contributors. The assinine insanity of some people never seems to get a rest and they’re constantly being banned, exiled, embarassed, sued, etc. But they’re so damned stupid they never learn. Well, FireGeezer’s another site that they’re banned from posting on. Looks like Sibyll has to take her mental illness and her multiple personalities back to the Times Union blogs; that’s the only place she can post anymore. Another victory for us!


FireGeezer, a Website that Caters for the First Responder Community Worldwide, has taken interest in our article on the New York State Association of Fire Chief’s Faux Pas in Hiring Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca to be their CEO!

It looks like our article “Share Our Shock: State Fire Chiefs’ Association Hires Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca! may be going viral in the first-responder/firefighters community…NATIONWIDE! We’d like to thank FireGeezer for linking to our article, and we’d like to express our special thanks to the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC) for providing us with this opportunity to make them look like a bunch of dingleberries for hiring Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca to be their Executive Director and CEO!

The Deluca Scandal Has Been Picked Up by the First-Responder/Firefighters Media The Big Question is:  How will the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs Save Face?

The Deluca Scandal Has Been Picked Up by the First-Responder/Firefighters Media
The Big Question is:
How will the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs Save Face?

Even as the Johnson Newspaper Group and the Ravena News Herald are desperately trying to continue the propaganda, to gloss over the sea changes that need to take place in Ravena-Coeymans, and paint happy faces on evil bloodsuckers, the whole world is reading this blog and taking an interest. Bill Schumm, a.k.a. FIREGEEZER, is a retired fire captain and co-author of the FireGeezer web site. Schumm, who claims 32 years of active firefighting service and who has responded to more than 30,000 emergency incidents, has been involved with the fire and rescue service in one form or another for 50 years. In the April 20 “Morning LIneup” on the FIREGEEZER website Bill reviews our article and writes:

“Can anybody in upstate New York tell us what is going on with the State Fire Chiefs Association?  According to a citizen’s political blog based in Albany, Smalbany, the association has hired an imposter/fabulist to be their Executive Director and CEO…The Smalbany guy obviously doesn’t like Deluca and if you’ll read the ENTIRE ESSAY HERE [FireGeezer provides a link to our article], you’ll get the same impression after viewing the lengthy charges of fraudulent activities against Deluca and his wife.  Firegeezer likes balanced reporting and I haven’t yet seen any rebuttal of these claims, and there certainly should be.

“We’ll see if anything develops from this and let you know what pops up. If any of our readers in the Empire State have anything to add or clarify on this, please email me and let me know.”

FireGeezer posts this picture of Dirty-Hands Jerry and asks the question:

WHO IS THIS MAN?

WHO IS THIS MAN?

This is a great development, because it shows that a specialty website like FIREGEEZER is following our reports and is disseminating the stories to their specialty field readers, the firefighter and first-responder community. Once the word gets out the firefighter and first-responder community through their own media, the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs is going to have to answer some pretty sticky questions to its members and their personnel. Like “What in hell were you thinking when you hired Deluca?!?” or “Didn’t you check any of his claims?

Maybe this is the chance we’ve been waiting for these two years and the chance that the Town of Coeymans and its Coeymanazi police department have been trying to avoid all these years. Maybe this is the beginning of the end for the Dirty-Hands Jerry and Bottle-Blond-Bimbo Cathy Deluca that the entire community has been hoping for.

BOTTLE BLONDZILLA A Rare Species of Dwarf Blonde Hippo found only in Ravena-Coeymans

BOTTLE BLONDZILLA
A Rare Species of Dwarf Blonde Hippo found only in Ravena-Coeymans

The Plot Thickens

We know that the Ravena Health and Fitness Center’s days are numbered now that the Bruno mob has been decimated; Cathy Deluca is just days away from getting evicted from her playpen, and when that happens, we’ll be on the scene to file the lawsuits to get her, Nancy Warner and John Bruno thoroughly investigated for their conspiracy and misuse of public office and more. The Village of Ravena is going to have to negotiate with a local resident in the coming week to try to defuse the federal lawsuits that are pending against the Village of Ravena and Cathy Deluca and the late Bruno administration for their violation of the resident’s protected rights, and for misdemeanor criminal charges against Deluca for falsely reporting an incident, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.

Meanwhile, the Town of Coeymans should be preparing itself for similar negotiations to avoid the filing of a federal lawsuit for their involvement in the Cathy Deluca case and Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca’s role in several instances of conspiracy, abuse of public office, and obstruction of justice in several cases but most especially in the conspiracy with the Coeymans police department to can the investigation against his wife, Cathy Deluca, and her keepers in the Bruno-Warner run village of Ravena.

The long history of the Village of Ravena and the Town of Coeymans ignoring citizens’ complaints and the misconduct of its law enforcement and elected officials is obviously coming to an end with this increased visibility of their abuses and the publication of the criminal activity by this blog and other media following the articles that appear on this blog.

Needless to say, we were very pleased to see the specialist website, FIREGEEZER, republishing our article and drawing its readers’, the first-responder and firefighter community’s attention to this despicable situation. We’re also very pleased to note that FIREGEEZER also feels that there should be rebuttals of these reports by those concerned. So far, just silence, as usual and apparently the hope that the attention will fade. Obviously it’s not going to fade but only get brighter thanks to the interest shown by sites like FIREGEEZER and others.

Amid the scandals of Coeymans police officer Danielle Crosier, assigned to the RCS high-school as security officer, doing the high-school wrestling coach; Ravena judge Hal Warner stabbing fellow-judge police critic Phillip Crandall in the back; Ravena Judge Hal Warner and Ravena village trustee Nancy Warner’s daughter, Carmen Warner, getting suspended from Albany County D.A. Pudenda David Soares office for improper conduct and then local Ravena insider shyster Michael Biscone hiring her; Cathy Deluca’s involving both the Village of Ravena and the Town of Coeymans in potentially devastating lawsuits, in addition to her scandalous greed and conspiracy to profit from Ravena taxpayers, we now have Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca getting extensive attention along with the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs. Somebody’s gotta write a book about this tiny nest of corruption and scandal we call Ravena-Coeymans!

The obvious fact is that either the Village of Ravena and the Town of Coeymans make serious efforts to distance themselves as much as possible from Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca and BBB Cathy Deluca, Gregory Darlington and the Coeymans p.d., the likes of Tom Dolan and Nancy and Hal Warner or the Village of Ravena and the Town of Coeymans can answer for having to spend taxpayer dollars to defend their abuse of pubic office, obstruction of justice, and other criminal activities. The choice is now in the hands of Ravena and Coeymans elected officials, your village and town governments.

On fact also remains: Once the lawsuits are filed the Village of Ravena and the Town of Coeymans won’t have a choice what records to produce in response to subpoenas and demands for discovery, and the testimony will be under oath or compelled. Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

Change is in the air:  The End Times for the Coeymanazis is drawing nigh!

Change is in the air:
The End Times for the Coeymanazis is drawing near!

 
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Share Our Shock: State Fire Chiefs’ Association Hires Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca!

 For Years Gerald a.k.a. “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca Has Been the Scoundrel of Coeymans and Now The New York State Association of Fire Chiefs Has Hired Deluca to be Their Executive Director and CEO! Is this A Bad Joke, NYSAFC?

WTF!!! Deluca Pulls a fast-one on the Fire Chiefs Association

WTF!!!
Deluca Pulls a fast-one on the Fire Chiefs Association

Jerry Deluca Sure Knows How to Cook a Résumé

For years now, the Ravena-Coeymans community has been witness to Cathy and Jerry Deluca playing fast and easy with the village and the town, lying, cheating, abusing, harassing, intimidating. Cathy Deluca has a mask for every occasion and has been taking the village of Ravena for a ride for years, her most recent scam being the Ravena Health and Fitness Center (soon to go bye-bye), Cathy’s playpen, to the tune of $30,000 a year plus benefits. Dirty-Hands Jerry played dirty cop for years in the Coeymans police department and recently resigned but not before he was able to disgrace everyone associated with the Coeymans police department and do irreparable damage to local residents’ confidence in law enforcement and in the Coeymans police deparment. Deluca is an arch-liar, cheat, and soundrel.

We have been reporting on Deluca’s very suspicious claims of lobbying, consulting, public relations activities while employed full-time with the Coeymans police department, and have raised questions of fraud by Deluca, who recently resigned from the Coeymans police department after claiming to be on the force for 32 years. We questioned that claim because the numbers simply didn’t work out. And then he had all these claims of other employment, including with the NYS Assembly (where no one seems to have heard of him or they won’t admit knowing him), to the ARANY directorship (ARANY is a special interest automotive recycling organization), his questionable contacts with the NYS Department of Environmental Conserviation, and so many other claims that Deluca makes the impression of being capable of being in several places at the same time. Did the town of Coeymans drop the ball when investigationg Deluca?

The Town of Coeymans town board didn’t seem to do any checks on Deluca. His buddy and pal, Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington didn’t seem interested in doing any checks on Deluca’s claims, either. Why did Deluca get away with his frauds?

What’s worse, now that the fat rat has jumped ship in Coeymans he seems to have bamboozled the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, too! In an announcement appearing on the Association’s website we found old Dirty-Hands Jerry learing with a self-satisfied grin (see photo above) as if saying, “Did it again! Fooled the stupid bastards at NYSAFC, too!” (Read the entire farce at “NYSAFC Appoints New Executive Director & CEO” (March 24, 2014).

The New York State Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC), is the statewide association representing career and volunteer fire chiefs throughout New York. In the online artile announcing the appointment, the NYSAFC writes:

DeLuca has an extensive history of public and emergency service as well as being a highly qualified association manager. He has previously worked as executive director of the Automotive Recyclers Association of New York and as the director of government affairs for the New York State Motor Truck Association
DeLuca has a long history with the fire service. He currently is a deputy county fire coordinator in Albany County and was previously 1st assistant chief of the Ravena Fire Department. DeLuca also served as a part-time police investigator and public information officer for the Town of Coeymans Police Department.

Does anyone in the Ravena-Coeymans recognize any truth in that description of old Dirty-Hands Jerry? We certaingly don’t.

The New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, by publishing such garbage, have wittingly or unwittingly labeled themselves as the winners of the 2014 Dumbass Award, hands down. The New York State Association of Fire Chiefs selection committee have done the NYSAFC a gross disservice and an unpardonable injustice by labeling it as a haven for the likes of Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca. They’ve also identified themselfs as being incompetent in hiring/appointing capable individuals with any semblance of honor, honesty, or integrity—character features absolutely absent in Dirty-Hands Jerry. The NYSAFC has also identified itself as pitiably ignorant or indifferent to the image it has cast of itself, to the great dishonor and discredit of its membership, by associating itself at all with the likes of Dirty-Hands Jerry. It’s absolutely scandalous that any credible organization should associate itself with the person and the legacy of Gerald Delcuca, and even worse to put him in a position of such visibility as Executive Director/CEO!

Doesn’t the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs do Résumé Checks or Background Inquiries????

Gerald "Dirty-Hands Jerry" Deluca's Résumé Fraud

Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca’s Résumé
Fraud

The NYSAFC announcement says that Dirty-Hands Jerry was a “highly qualified association manager,” that Deluca was “executive director of the Automotive Recyclers Association of New York” and that Deluca “a part-time police investigator“. That’s not everything Deluca claims to be or to have done but it does suffice to raise quite a number of questions about Deluca’s fraudulent claims. If he was, aa the announcement claims, a “part-time police investigator” how is it that the newspapers of the Johnson Newspaper Group touted him as having 32 years on the Coeymans police force, falsely giving the impression he was full-time for 32 years! So, did Deluca resign/retire on a part-timer’s pension? And if he was part time on the Coeymans police force, and was doing all those other things he claims to have done, he must have been full-time or part-time employed somewhere else. Where might that have been? And where and how did Deluca become “a highly qualified association manager?” If he’s such a hotshot association manager and executive director, why in hell was he working part-time as a police investigator for a measly $30k a year?!? If he’s so experienced, highly qualified, and so in demand, why wasn’t he making 4 or 5-times that amount or more? Something’s fishy here…it stinks like Deluca, in fact. Just like Jerry Deluca’s wife, Cathy Deluca, closed at least two fitness centers and a public relations office (or so she claims) but has no qualifications whatsoever, and weasles her way into becoming director of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, which is failing, losing tons of taxpayer money, and will likely be closed soon! That’s the Deluca fraud: lies. All lies!

Even for argument’s sake, if what the NYSAFC writes about Deluca is true and what the local news media writes is mistaken and Delcua was in fact a “part-time police investigator” he must have had another job somewhere, even if it was only part-time. But where, Jerry, might that have been? And what was that other job? Did it create a conflict of interest with your police department activiites? Did you misuse your position with the Coeymans police to further your other positions, if any? Quite a few reports that you did in fact abuse your access to privileged police department information sources to intimidate residents and further your interests. The Town of Coeymans is going to have to explain your claim of 32 years on the Coeymans police force and we’re going to call the Civil Service Department to task to verify your entitlement to a pension. Maybe NYSAFC should be more diligent in it’s checking. Maybe NYSAFC members should demand more due diligence from their organization’s aministrative staff. Or does the NYSAFC hire Executive Directors/CEOs with only questionable part-time employment. But that still doesn’t explain some of the wild claims made in the NYSAFC announcement, does it?

If the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs Swallowed Deluca’s Story Either They’re Just as Crooked or Dumb as Dirt!

It’s obvious that the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs failed to do a résumé or background check on Dirty-Hands Jerry or they would have discovered the many complaints made against him for everything from misdemeanor harassment of women, intimidation, obstruction of justice, sundry lies, abuse of public office, corruption. We wonder what the membership of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs will make of their new Executive Director/CEO when they read this blog and the many articles on Dirty-Hands Jerry and his scandalous conduct here at home.

O.K. This is a bad joke. Right? NYS Association of Fire Chiefs? You Really Didn’t Fall for Old Dirty-Hands Jerry’s Lies and Frauds, Did You?

 And what’s the Town of Coeymans town board doing about the outstanding complaints and Notices of Claim filed against Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca and his partner-in-crime, Cathy Deluca? Or are the outstanding complaints against him and the Coeymans police department going to disappear like they’ve done in the past? It seems the criminals get to go Scott free in the Town of Coeymans, and most of them find a home in the Coeymans police department, later to be welcomed with open arms by the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs!!!

Residents, citizens, voters WAKE UP! Write to the NYSAFC and demand that they dump Deluca. Call lthe Town of Coeymans town board  to task and demand that the criminals in the Coeymans police department, especially Deluca’s accomplice in obstruction of justice, Gregory Darlington, be disciplined. Support the civic drive to eliminate the Coeymans police department.

NYSAFC: You Made A Big Mistake!  Investigate Deluca, then Terminate Him!!!

NYSAFC GETS OUR NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE ONLY LOSERS HIRE JERRY DELUCA The Editor

NYSAFC GETS OUR NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE
ONLY LOSERS HIRE JERRY DELUCA
The Editor

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Posted by on March 27, 2014 in 18 USC § 4 - Misprision of Felony, Abuse, Abuse of Public Office, Accountability, Albany, Albany County Civil Service, Albany County District Attorney, Albany County Sheriff Department, ARANY, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Capital District, Catherine Deluca, Catherine M. Deluca, Cathy Deluca, Catskill-Hudson Newspapers, Civil Lawsuit, Civil Right Violation, Claude A. Wheeles, Coeymanazis, Coeymans, Coeymans Police Department, Coeymans Town Board, Columbia-Greene Media, Conspiracy, Corrupt Police, Corruption, Craig D. Apple Sr., Daily Mail, DEC, DeLuca Public Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of State, Eliminate Coeymans Police Department, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, Gerald Deluca, Greene County News, Gregory Darlington, Harassment, Harold Warner, Hearst Corporation, Hypocrisy, Intimidation, Investigation, Jerry Deluca, John T. Bruno, Law Enforcement, Main Street Small Business Coalition, Making an apparently sworn false statement, Mark Vinciguerra, Mayor Bruno, Michael Biscone, Michael J. Biscone, Misconduct, Misinformation, Mismanagement, Misuse of Public Office, Moose Misuraca, MSSBC, Nancy Biscone-Warner, Nancy Warner, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State, New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, New York State Civil Service Department, New York State Police, News Channel 10, News Channel 13, News Channel 6, News Herald, Notice of Claim, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, NYSAFC, Obstruction of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Official Misconduct, Pete Lopez, Phillip Crandall, Public Corruption, Ravena, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, Ravena Health and Fitness Center, Ravena News Herald, RegisterStar, Retaliation, Scott Giroux, Stephen Flach, Stupidity, The Daily Mail, Thomas E. Dolan, Times Union, Times Useless, Tom Dolan, Transparency, William Bailey

 
 
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