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Gun-happy Hicks Teach A Lesson in Respect for Life: Shoot’em!

WHAT A SHAMEFUL WASTE!

WHAT A SAD, SAD MOMENT! WHAT A SHAMEFUL MOMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT! WHAT A DISAPPOINTING FIGURE THEY PAINT OF THEMSELVES! CAN’T EVEN CONTROL A BUNCH OF GUN-SLINGIN’ HICKS!

(And just when we thought things were starting to look up in the area. SIGH!)

Once a symbol of American freedom and tradition, they’ve become mere targets for some locals. Is there a lesson in this massacre? Is this a symbol of what’s happening to the very concept of American freedom and tradition? Is this a symptom of the deterioration of American respect for life?

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IT MAY HAVE MADE OUR YAHOO-HICKS FEEL REAL MACHO
BUT IT MAKES US FEEL REAL SICK!

This just in — and unconfirmed but from a reliable source — local police departments respond to the presence of buffalo on a local property. The animals apparently swam across the Hudson River and arrived on a large piece of property on 9W where they apparently were grazing. Someone called it in to the local police and they made an appearance as if there were a major terrorist threat. Albany County Sheriff’s deputies, NY State Troopers. But worse still, a bunch of locals showed up with rifles and had a good ol’ time shooting fish in a barrel. And the police couldn’t control the yahoos! (Now confirmed by an eyewitness call in and several news media reports.)

Americans fear and deny death but love to kill…

It seems bizarrely contradictory, even schizoid, that in a country, the United States, where denial of death is so rampant, the thing we seem to do best no matter where we go is KILL. Nationally, we can’t even find most of the places we bomb on a regular basis, and we make lame excuses for killing our own people when playing our cowardly drone games (note recent news); locally, road-kill seems to be the local pastime; and our police? Well, let’s just say they really need some training on when to shout and when not to shoot. That applies to situations involving human beings and, as today’s events demonstrate, also to other creatures. Americans fear and deny death but love to kill. Think about that for a minute and then read on.

BLEEDING BUFALLOAll dead — at least fifteen dead bison. FIFTEEN!!! That’s what we pay our law enforcement to allow. KILL. Well, if they’re not themselves shooting minorities, who would sue if they got tranquilized — so a dead man can’t sue, we figure. But why allow 15 beautiful creatures to be shot — some not being killed immediately but allowed to thrash around in the brush before dying — because they’re slowing down traffic? Do we shoot Carver Laraway’s trucks? They stop traffic. And they make a mess out of our air and our roads. Do we shoot them because they’re a menace to public safety or slowing traffic?

It’s a sorry picture we have of our law enforcement and a scandal when we have to admit that Albany County Sheriff’s deputies and New York State Troopers can’t figure out a better plan than bullets and blood. It’s a pitiful lesson we teach our children when we teach that rather than appreciate majestic beauty and accept a little slowdown in traffic, it’s better to let a bunch of dangerous locals blow the creatures away. We can reroute traffic and close streets for paving operations or for some visiting VIP-dildo but when it comes to majestic life, blow it away. But the way it was done under law enforcement monitoriing and in the presence of law enforcement is where to look for the real scandal.

SHAME ON YOU BOTH!

SHAME ON YOU BOTH!

Why not give the New York State Police, Troop G, a call and, while you’re doing that, plan to call the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, to tell them how disgusted you are at this stupidity. There’s a video on News Center 6 — but of course they don’t show the carnage, that would be too much for the sensitive among us. But WNYT, News Center 13, tells the real story (go to Escaped bison shot in Coeymans), and if you go to that site, you will read:

“A state police helicopter was brought in to help track the herd that continued to roam through the woods and streets in Selkirk — that was until they were cornered in a ravine near County Route 101.

“That’s where police say shooters hired by the farm owners started taking the bison down one by one.

“However, things got heated between one of the shooters and Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, who wasn’t happy with the way the operation was going. Apple says the man was shooting blindly into the woods and left one animal wounded and thrashing around the river bed — a sheriff’s deputy grabbed the man’s rifle and he was taken away in custody.

“We ordered him to stop. He refused. I put him against the truck and detained him,” Apple explained.

“That man was released a short time later. Police are still trying to figure out possible charges. Authorities wanted to stress they did not want to kill the bison. They just had no choice given the situation.”

Real men, aren’t they? Real American versions of heroes …

Seems to us that 15 bison “cornered in a ravine” didn’t pose much of a threat to anyone and made it really easy to simply pick them off, mothers, calves, all of them. “Cornered in a ravine.” Real men, aren’t they? Real American versions of heroes, aren’t they?

Sort of reminds us of American drones being controlled by some “hero” 3 or 4 thousand miles away from the actual target, shooting a missile and killing a hundred or so innocent civilians. Collateral damage we call it. Or the Israelis shelling entire neighborhoods or attacking ghetto residents with tanks and bulldozers. Crowd control we call it. Or detaining hundreds without trial in a remote prison camp or operating secret prison camps with no due process. War on terrorism, we call it. How about National Guardsmen shooting unarmed students or the FBI massacring a religious community (Whackos in Waco). War on subversives we call it. But if another country, another culture does similar? Violation of human rights we call it. The bison and their massacre at the hands of impotent law enforcement and lunatics with guns is just a metaphor, a small but meaningful picture of what we’ve become as Americans, as sub-human beings.

But let someone write a bad check or protest unfair taxation and you all jump on the bandwagon and howl together: “Lynch’em! (better him or her than us)! All distraction, all to get you feeble minds off the crooks in village, town, city hall and your crooked egomaniac governors, congressmen, and president. We say “Lynch them!” And leave the poor beasts to wander and to graze…even if it is a little inconvenient for you texter-at-the-wheel, or you party-liners-at-the-wheel, or you Carver heavy truckdrivers, or you wreckless drivers on Rt 144 passing on double lines, speeding, pulling out in front of oncoming traffic, and the list goes on. You can’t deny we’re right. But you will.

But where are the Albany County Sheriff’s deputies, the New York State Police, the Bethlehem Police, the Coeymans police when all of that is happening? Supervising the wanton slaughter of helpless animals by a bunch of gun-crazed vigilantes shooting into the landscape. Great picture isn’t it?

Question: How responsible is it for the police to allow a private citizen, Gem Farms of Schodack, to hire a bunch of armed halfwit merceneries to go out and shoot the animals? Who was supervising this Wild West riot with live ammo. While Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple’s attempt to control the blood-bath unleashed by a bunch of local yahoo hicks, the statement that “Authorities wanted to stress they did not want to kill the bison. They just had no choice given the situation“, does sort of raise one’s eyebrows. Aren’t they supposed to be trained to manage really difficult situations. And “given what situation?” The buffalo or the bunch of gun-slinging, blood-crazed hicks and yahoos, whom the Sheriff’s Department, the State Troopers and local police, Bethlehem and Coeymans, couldn’t control? Police, law enforcement “had no choice,” couldn’t control the situation? The damned fools were firing live ammunition from hunting rifles into God knows where!!!! Police shouting orders to stop and the guy doesn’t stop firing? What a bunch of jerks! (And when we read the News 13 article we were almost inclined to pull back on our criticism of the police responders.) So, our law enforcement professionals don’t know how to charge those dumbass yahoos? You piss in public and they have you in cuffs! Firing on a bunch of animals, wounding some, apparently in total disregard and indifferent to any public safety considerations! If the bison were a public safety concern what in hell do we call the shooters, Mr Apple?

YOU MADE A VERY BAD CHOICE, VERY BAD DECISION…

YOU MADE A VERY BAD CHOICE, A VERY BAD DECISION THAT REALLY HURTS YOUR PUBLIC IMAGE; MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE A BUNCH OF DORKS. SHAME ON YOU ALBANY COUNTY SHERIFF AND SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES, BETHLEHEM AND COEYMANS POLICE. SHAME ON YOU NEW YORK STATE POLICE!!! THERE WAS A BETTER WAY TO HANDLE THE SITUATION BUT YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE GOTTEN YOUR ROCKS OFF THEN. SHAME ON YOU AND SHAME ON ALBANY COUNTY!!!

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WE CERTAINLY HOPE THAT THE ANIMAL RIGHTS AND CONSERVATIONIST GROUPS PICK UP ON THIS AND GIVE YOU COWBOYS THE REAL WHOPPIN’ YOU DESERVE FOR THIS GAFFE! AND THE DUMBASS

So now, after you’ve shown what great law enforcement professionals can do when facing a situation that has a number of resolutions — one of the least desirable is shooting off a firearm — you’re going to call in equipment to remove the carcasses, Right? And then what? Are you going to butcher the carcasses for the meat and use it responsibly? No, we didn’t think so. PriceChopper and Shop’n Save would have a fit. They wouldn’t be able to sell their hormone-ridden factory-farm-raised poison meats. Well, just waste it and compost it in a big pit; then we can feed the hungry millions with Monsanto genetically modified foods and tax-dollars. Go figure.

Not a proud moment for any of us.

And if you read most of the comments left by readers on the News Center 13 article site for this, we’re pleased to say that most of the public agree with us. You can tranquilize and elephant, why not a bison? Thank you!

But speaking of interfering with traffic, on April 25, 2015, the day after the bison massacre, News Center 6 announces on its website,”Busy Albany interstate highway junction to close for 8 hours” (April 25, 2015 07:06 EDT ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A busy highway interchange along the Hudson River in Albany will be shut down for several hours over the weekend for construction work.” So, what now, do we send a bunch of hooligans with guns to solve the slowdown?

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Ravena: The Scandal Continues

Henry Traver’s $11,000 Pay Raise is Scandalous. Here’s Why:

It’s springtime and you’ll be promenading along the dusty streets of Ravena, chatting to the music of passing heavy trucks,  deeply savoring the stench of diesel fuel, while Carver Laraway is hobnobbing with the New York State governor’s aides, trying to cut deals to repair at taxpayer expense the roads, especially Rt 144, damaged by Carver Companies’ trucks, and while Michael Biscone, Jerry Perrine and Larry Conrad are filling in wetlands with toxic fill and burying natural waterways. (Biscone and Conrad invented the boardgame, “Bury the Creek“.)  Where’s the DEC when Biscone, Perrine and Conrad are doing their mischief? Your elected RCS board of education members are spending your tax dollars hand over fist while putting their own homes up for sale to move out of the area. Yes, all you have to do is ask your RCS board of education president, James Latter, and board member Alice Whalen Why? Why did they run for elected board of education office if they were simply going to jump ship after doing their damage. YES! Ravena-Coeymans, you asked for it and you got it.

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More smoke and mirrors regarding the failed Ravena Health and Fitness Center…When will we ever get the truth?

Now, it may be true that you weren’t even asked by the Bruno-Warner-Deluca trio whether you needed or even wanted to spend more than $100,000 a year on a substandard fitness center run by an mutiple-failure, Cathy Deluca. But John Bruno, Nancy Warner and Cathy Deluca made the decision for you and you had to live with it for more than two years. Now mayor William “Mouse” Misuraca and his sockpuppet Bill Bailey are telling us that two individuals want to invest private funds in the dump. Well, if there are that many whackos with too much money that they don’t know what to do with it, we can think of dozens of better investments. Asked by a local resident who the so-called interested parties were, the board couldn’t — or wouldn’t say. Why is that? What’s the big secret? What are you giving away now? Shouldn’t we know the name of the “investors“, the heroes who are going to save your political arses? Who may be going to save Ravena taxpayers from abject bankruptcy? Isn’t it our business who is interested and potentially going to take over a dead business in Ravena, a dead business that is still being financed by public tax dollars? We think so, and we want to know who these so-called investors are. Don’t you, residents, neighbors?

Question: If supporters of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center want to claim that the Fatness Center brings business to Ravena, can they explain Why? during the two years the Fatness Center has been operating, at least 4 businesses have closed their doors in Ravena? This includes Mr Aaron Flach closing his drycleaning operation and terminating the staff of the drycleaning business and the laundromat attendants. If that’s how the Fitness Center is attracting business, we’d better expidite closing Cathy Deluca’s playmen before the few remaining businesses pull up stakes!

When asked by a resident at the April 21, 2014, village board meeting: If the unidentified investors don’t take over the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, what will the village do with the equipment that the village of Ravena purchased from Bob Fisk for $40,000? Ravena village board member William “Bill” Bailey simply replies: “We’ll probably auction it.” And likely get ten cents on the dollar for it! Your tax dollars at work, Ravena!

Ravena village trustee Nancy Warner ousted from key positions…No longer supervising her husband’s court operations,  dirty village judge Harold “Hal” Warner. Too bad, Hal, this must mean you might be the one getting a stiff sentence.

But things are looking up when you consider that Nancy Warner is being sidelined and has been demoted. Good news is that she’s no longer supervising her crooked husband’s village court operations. Dirty-Judge Harold “Hal” Warner, Nancy Warner’s husband, will have to deal with another board member supervising his village kangaroo court operations. We’ll be watching to see if there are any improvements or, as we expect, it will be business as usual.

But let’s turn our attention now to the village of Ravena Department of Public Works, the village department that works very hard to avoid working. We recently reported that the village of Ravena Department of Public Works foreman, Henry Traver, has been awarded a more than $11,000 pay raise; he’s now going to make more than $60, 000 a year plus benes! How does the Ravena village board explain that one? Do you have mayor Mouse Misuraca’s telephone number? Give him a call or give one of those talking heads on the village board a call and ask why in hell are they rewarding a dunce?!?

Ravena board to dump more stone on village streets to be washed away …

Well, we also reported how, last year the village of Ravena Department of Public Works under foreman Henry Traver, dumped tons of stone on local Ravena streets, and we warned that it would be washed away or plowed away by spring. Guess what? Central Avenue in Ravena was one of those streets that they covered with the loose stone. Walk along Central Avenue today and you’ll see how our prediction came true. The stone is gone and you can see the old street surface. Your tax dollars at work. But now they’re planning to do the same thing on about a dozen other streets in Ravena. Why are you still reading this? Call Ravena mayor “Mouse” Misuraca and raise some hell!

Ravena storm drains filled to the grill with debris and dirt!

We’ve already reported on the dire condition of the fire hydrants in Ravena-Coeymans and we’re pleased to see that someone’s built a fire under some butts to get them serviced. That’s the good news. But while you’re taking your daily constitutional on the broken streets of Ravena, amuse yourself by the state of the storm drains. We recently surveyed the storm drains on Main Street and a couple of side streets and found that a number of them were filled with debris and dirt to within inches of the grill (see the picture below) !!!

Ravena Storm Drain Filled to the Top with Debris and Dirt!Henry Traver's Supposed to be Maintaining Them

Ravena Storm Drain Filled to the Top with Debris and Dirt!
Henry Traver’s Supposed to be Maintaining Them

We need to ask Ravena mayor “Mouse” Misuraca and his board of sockpuppets Why? are these storm drains in such a deplorable state? These drains must be maintained to keep water from eroding the streets and flooding our homes!!! So, instead of maintaining the storm drains, Henry Traver rides around in circles in the village vehicles, and the Ravena village board gives him an $11, 000 pay raise. Doesn’t Ravena see anything wrong with this picture?

Ravena-Coeymans isn’t alone when it comes to incompetent management of municipal, village and town infrastructure. New Baltimore is on a par or at least running a close second position in terms of incompetence and waste by the Highway Department under the mismanagement of Mr Denis Jordan, who has screwed up the drainage and streets in the Hamlet of New Baltimore to an embarrassing level. If it were Ravena or Coeymans Hamlet we’d be writing that it was a plot by Michael Biscone and Larry Conrad to get the homes condemned so that they could buy them up for a penny. But New Baltimore isn’t that sophisticated; New Baltimore is just incompetent. So if you were to take two dildos, throw them into a bag and shake them up, do you know what you’d get if you emptied the bag? Yup! Two dildos. That’s what we got in Ravena and New Baltimore wrecking our infrastructure and wasting our tax dollars; and they’re dressed up like Henry Traver and Denis Jordan.

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Traver and Jordan Dressed as Bananas
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Time to Goose the Moose! Make Ready the Noose!

Well, you can’t say he wasn’t warned that his ball-less administration would get creamed sooner or later. Seems that Ravena mayor William “Mouse” Misuraca has pissed off Ravena residents to the extent that at least one of them is ready not only to come out swinging but also ready to pony up some money to have bumper stickers made up and posted all over town. Seems like some Ravena residents feel its time to

Ravena mayor Bill "Mouse" Misuraca has apparently pissed off enough Ravena residents to push one to the edge!Ravena residents are finally pissed off enough to start speaking up and even ready to march on village hall to the tune of "Goose the Moose" or it seems so according to some new bumper stickers appearing in Ravena.

Ravena mayor Bill “Mouse” Misuraca has apparently pissed off enough Ravena residents to push one to the edge!
Ravena residents are finally pissed off enough to start speaking up and even ready to march on village hall to the tune of “Goose the Moose” or it seems so according to some new bumper stickers appearing in Ravena.

Now what could possibly have caused all of this?

Could it be the fact that well into his first year of being mayor he still hasn’t cleaned up Ravena village hall? That the vermin left over from Ravena “Mummy” mayor John Bruno are still slithering around village hall giving Ravena residents pains in the neck when asked to do their jobs? We still see that witch-on-a-stick Nancy Warner still giving orders and calling the shots in village Hall. And we still see Bill “Mumbles” Bailey dithering about trying to put together a coherent sentence. But that couldn’t be it, could it?

He’s already a one-termer if Ravena residents know what’s good for them. Unless Misuraca can hand out enough free drinks to his bar-flies to muster up enough votes for a second term but we don’t think that’s going to work, either. He’s already dead in the water in political terms.

Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

Or could it be that after two years mayor “Mouse” Misuraca is still kissing Cathy Deluca’s ass as she waddles around the illegal Ravena Health and Fitness Center. That dump has cost village of Ravena taxpayers a bundle and the only one making any money on it is Cathy Deluca. But that doesn’t seem to faze Ravena mayor “Mouse” Misuraca, because he and his village board, including the two dolts that were elected along with him, Joel Coye and Keith Mahler, had the majority and the authority to dissolve the Fatness Center and fire Deluca almost two years ago. Yes, people, they had the majority and the authority but they didn’t have the balls. So there you have your Ravena government: a “Mouse” mayor Misuraca, two useless widgets, Joel Coye and Keith Mahler, and two leftovers from the Bruno tyrany, Nancy Warner and Bill Bailey. Could it get any worse?

Yes, it can get worse. You see, you have another village idiot who is running the Ravena highway department, former “firebug” Henry Traver, who narrowly missed a felony charge when he burned his own house down, had to resign from Coeymans, but got hired by Ravena. If that’s not bad enough, that pile of steaming dung is raping Ravena for more than $50,000 a year plus benes while standing around playing pocket pool or driving around in circles. Could it be that the village of Ravena has given that accident-looking-for-a-place-to-happen a more than 20% raise in pay?!?!? In one fell swoop, the village of Ravena village board under Misuraca has approved an $11,000 pay increase for Traver bringing his salary to more than $60,000 a year. For what? How dare they show such fiscal irresponsibility!!!!

Or is it the fact that they re-appointed two dunces who are good puppets and can take orders from Nancy Warner, violating the law, delaying responses to residents’ inquiries and problems, turning a blind eye to anything Warner doesn’t want to see. Yes, we’re talking about the reappointment of Bruno Bimbo Babes, Annette Demitraszek and Kristine Biernacki. You’d have to admit that with Nancy Warner still in village Hall that Annette Demitraszek is virtually guaranteed reappointment; Warner and Demitraszek are bosom bimbos, you know.After all, why would you risk bringing someone on board who could think, who had a brain, who had morals and ethics. That wouldn’t make Ravena sense. Keep the two puppets; after all, they’ve proved loyal and obey orders. Why take the risk of getting someone who has any integrity. Why would you want to do that “Mouse” Misuraca, Nancy Warner?

Or could it be the unlawful and unethical billing practices for sewer and water? Nah! That couldn’t be it. Could it? The list could go on and on but Ravena residents know all about it. So why bother. Goose the moose!

The Editor: Hey! Mayor Misuraca, open your ryes and look around you. The perps are right under your dumbass nose!


Editor’s Note: Way back when Mr Misuraca was first elected, we strongly urged him to clean out village Hall. We strongly urged that he sterilize village Hall and get rid of all the scum of the previous Bruno administration. As for those whom he couldn’t outright push out the door he had to marginalize, had to make invisible by pushing them into a corner until the electorate could finish them off. Did Misuraca follow that advice? No! And now he’s suffering for it. Our suspicion is this: Mr Misuraca need look no further than right in his own village offices for the culprit behind the bumper stickers. We think Nancy Warner and Cathy Deluca are behind it. Why? Because Nancy Warner pushed for the Ravena Health and Fitness Center. Nancy Warner was constantly defending the Fatness Center and her girlfriend Cathy Deluca. Cathy Deluca stands to loose more than just a job and more than $30,000/year plus benefits. Now that the Fatness Center is no longer funded she stands to lose face, to admit she’s a failure and a crook. All of her little entourage, too, will look like asses now that they’ve come out publicly defending the Fatness Center for their girlfriend. That’s where you have to look Mr Misuraca, is right under your nose! Those bumper stickers had to be printed somewhere commercial. Find that printer and you’ll find who ordered them. Then it’s one short step to finding out who orchestrated this failed coup d’etat against you. All you have to do when you go to your office is look around you, and you’ll see your worst detractors, your real enemies.

Actually, Mr Misuraca, sending out village employees to remove the bumper stickers may be interpreted as using village resources and staff to suppress free speech, a crime against protected civil/constitutional rights. Did you consult with your incompetent village lawyer before using village resources for personal work or to protect your name?

Of course, we’d be the last ones to advocate curbing free speech, and we do advocate preventing criminal behavior, both your own and that of your so-called coworkers. The posting of the the bumper stickers on public property and on traffic safety signs can be prosecuted as malicious mischief, vandalism, and is criminal conduct. If the posting were done on private property without permission it could be prosecuted as trespassing and vandalism. This is where the Coeymans Police Department and the Albany County Sheriff’s Department must be called in. To let this criminal conduct go uninvestigated and unpunished is a violation of your oath and your duties and responsibilities as mayor of this communityI

Just think back what Nancy Warner, John Bruno, “Dirty-hands” Jerry Deluca, and Gregory “Dumplin'” Darlington did to Ravena youth for much, much less! Don’t you think that Ms Warner and Deluca’s mob should be treated likewise, at the very least?


Whatcha hiding under that slab, Jerry?And where are all the permits for burying stuff, including appliances and creeks?

Whatcha hiding under that slab, Jerry?
And where are all the permits for burying stuff, including appliances and creeks?

Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Unfair Labor Practices Levied against
Jerry Perrine. Will the victims come forward, please?

Maybe it’s the new scandal that’s coming to light with Jerry Perrine and his conspiracy with Laverne “Larry” Conrad, former planning officer, now code enforcement officer, for the town of Coeymans. They have a bizarre habit of violating every environmental law on the books when it suits them but won’t hesitate for a minute to harass anyone who dares upstage them when it comes to lawfully, we repeat, lawfully, acquiring property — rather, grabbing, stealing land and violating environmental laws —  in the town of Coeymans or the village of Ravena. But we will be publishing information that will put ca-bong on that little insider racket for good! Maybe Larry Conrad and his cronies thought that burying creeks on Camille Drive would not come back to haunt them. Wrong! So they better not start to thinking that Perrine’s appliance graveyard is not going to cause a few eyebrows to raise and some eyeballs to pop! Perrine’s appliance graveyard under the property now housing the liquor store and other units, which by the way appear to be getting some special treatment in Coeymans town hall with regard to assessments, utilities, and code favors, is soon to blow up in his greedy fat chops. And whats the connection between what we’ve leaked so far and the break-in at his not-so-happy neighbor’s insurance offices? Could there be a connection? Could it be retaliation for talking to the wrong people?

Maybe, for starters, we should interview some of Jerry Perrine’s ex-employees to find out how he treats his employees. Perrine’s allegedly a bit loose with his female employees, and we’re wondering when we can get them to file sexual harassment charges against him. There are also allegations of unfair practices regarding wages and hours; doesn’t Jerry Perrine have enough that he doesn’t have to stiff his employees for wages and time? Again, those are just allegations, rumors, if you prefer, but where there’s smoke there’s likely fire. But a man who is so disliked in the community, you’d think he’d tread softly, at least to avoid drawing attention to his scandalous behavior.

We don’t want them to resign; they’d still be able to collect their ill-gained pensions. Right “Dirty-Hands” Jerry Deluca? Right Gregory “Dumplin'” Darlington? And then they’d go out and get another job while collecting their ill-gotten pensions. Bad idea! We want convictions for their crimes; that way, they’d lose their pensions and have to take that second job. Seems some residents in the village of Ravena are finally catching on. But forget the “goose,” get the noose!

We motivated Ravena residents to get rid of 25-years of tyranny and oppression and voters dumped mummy-mayor John Bruno. What they got was a ball-less windbag bartender, Bill “Mouse” Misuraca. We’re not saying that was a bad move. After all what was the choice voters had. Now Ravena residents are finding that mayor Misuraca is more of a “Mouse” than a “Moose” and they’re preparing to give him the “goose,” and maybe the noose. We say Bravo! Your mayor may not have balls, Ravena, but Ravena residents are growing a pair. A big pair!

Editor’s Note: We’d like to ask Albany District Attorney P. David Soares where he’s been on all of this. His office spends a lot of time on this blog so we know he or someone in his office is monitoring everything we write. Soares seems to be keeping a very low profile on the corruption and lawbreaking that has been going on in Ravena-Coeymans. Don’t you wonder Who’s keeping Soares in Thunderbird and cigars? Who it is who’s paying for his whoring and his campaigns? Time to find out.

Recent Burglaries in the Town of Coeymans are being Hushed!

Speaking of law enforcement, we’re wondering why the recent burglaries at Tracey Welding, Ravena Welding and Armored Insurance, all in the town of Coeymans, are being kept so hushed? Why is law enforcement keeping the lid on incidents that are of concern to us all in terms of our safety and well-being. Wouldn’t you think that if burglaries are happening in our community we’d have a right to know? You may want to call the Coeymans Police Department at (518) 756-2059. You may also want to call Coeymans town supervisor Stephen Flach at (518) 756-6006. And while you’re at it and just for kicks and giggles, give Ravena mayor “Mouse” Misuraca a call; he might even know something about what’s going on in town — but only if Nancy Warner let’s him. Mayor “Mouse” Misuraca’s telephone number is (518) 756-8233. Go ahead! Call him! You deserve a laugh.

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Greene County IDA: “Insider Trading” by High Level Officer?

There are some credible grumblings in New Baltimore, Greene County, focusing on the Greene County IDA, the organization which is established and governed by New York State Municipal law and which is supposed to be supervised by the Greene County Legislators. But it seems that for some time now, the Greene County IDA has not had a real report-to person; in other words, although the Greene County IDA is supposed to report to the Greene County legislators and the Greene county legislators are supposed to be keeping an eye on the IDA, this doesn’t appear to be happening.

“Working in partnership with the Greene County Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Planning and Great Northern Catskills Chamber of Commerce, we offer a variety of financial and incentive based tools and management flexibility to help foster success. The IDA works towards our goals in conjunction with local communities, state and local governments, the business community and numerous regional partners with sound planning, sensitivity to the environment and the preservation of our quality of life. The Greene County IDA strives for success utilizing a positive economic development image and track record while setting the standard of Visionary Growth!” (from the “Mission Statement” of the Greene County IDA)

We attended a recent New Baltimore Republican Club gathering at which Mr René VanSchaack, executive director of the Greene County IDA, answered questions about the Greene County IDA and what it might be able to do to put the town of New Baltimore on the map. The bottom line conclusion after that meeting was that there was very little, in general, that the IDA can do for New Baltimore as the IDA, although Mr VanSchaack generously offered to assist smaller businesses in whatever way he can, the IDA is geared more to larger companies. We were convinced that Mr VanSchaack was sincere in his offer to support but at the end of the gathering one attendee stated directly to Mr VanSchaack:

Our Question is this:
Is the Chairman of the Greene County IDA Involved in Questionable Ethics?

Ethical Violations and Crime One thing leads to another.

Ethical Violations and Crime
One thing leads to another.

There are some credible allegations that the current chairman of the Greene County IDA, Mr Eric Hoglund, has been involved in some suspicious land-grabs, and that his property acquisitions are raising suspicions that he may be abusing his office, violating the IDA’s own code of ethics, and could be involved in illegal transactions, violating Article 18 of the Municipal Law of New York State, the law that governs the Greene County IDA. Article 18 of the Municipal Law deals with various forms of conflict of interest in the many organizations that fall under its regulation.

The provisions of the Greene County IDA Code of Ethics that apply to these allegations and this suspicion reads:

“8. Endeavor to pursue a course of conduct which will not raise suspicion among the public that he or she is likely to be engaged in acts that are in violation of his or her trust. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, nothing shall prohibit any director, officer or employee of the Agency from acquiring property adjacent to or otherwise proximate to the lands in which the Agency has an ownership interest provided that such acquisition is not based upon the use of confidential information obtained by such director, officer or employee of the Agency in his capacity with the Agency as determined by such member after consultation with Chairman of the Agency and Counsel to the Agency.” (Code of Ethics adopted on March 17, 2011)

Apart from the gobbledegook, double-talk, blather of this part of the Ethics Code, which we doubt many of the IDA board members can read and understand, much less the average locally schooled resident, the point it makes is that (1) IDA officers must not do anything to raise suspicion of abuse of their office (You can be certain they’ll try to stay out of sight; there’s no one watching them.), (2) IDA officers can acquire property adjacent to IDA properties (Why else would they do that but to snatch a profit or seize a financial advantage?), (3) IDA officers can’t use “confidential” information obtained in their work as IDA officers, (4) this is all determined after consultation with the chairman and the IDA lawyer. What a load of unintelligible steaming bullshit! Well, this paragraph is not the only paragraph in the IDA’s Code of Ethics that is in gobbledegook, double-talk, blatherese that may have been violated, there are others in that Code that may be affected but we find that this paragraph applies most directly to our point: That the conduct of the Greene County IDA chairman, Mr Eric Hoglund, does indeed “raise suspicion among the public that he…is likely…engaged in acts that are in violation of his…trust.” The suspicion is that he may have used “confidential information obtained” as an officer and employee of the IDA.

if anything anywhere else in this so-called Ethics Code says otherwise, that’s all dumped and this applies…

But the real clincher is the phrase, “Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary…“, which for those of you who were exposed to RCS English classes would be meaningless, actually means this: “despite anything in this Code that says otherwise…” or “although something in this Code may say differently…” or “if anything anywhere else in this so-called Ethics Code says otherwise, that’s all dumped and … applies”. So, in paragraph 8 of the IDA Ethics Code, this “notwithstanding” phase literally says IDA officers can buy up land they know will turn a profit for them, because who’s going to be able to say they used “confidential information” obtained in the course of doing IDA business? And it’s the chairman and the IDA lawyer, if they’re ever even consulted, who make that decision. But what if it’s the chairman is involved in the dirty dealing? Or the IDA attorney? Or another board member or officer? No one is checking up on him or her and his minions. Who is watching Mr Eric Hoglund other than his cronies on the IDA board? Answer: No one. Until now. So the Greene County IDA, in it’s present form, is like a private investors club getting insider information to use themselves or pass on to someone who can use it for them, or do them a favor later. Who knows? Who’s regulating them on the IDA board?

Mr VanSchaack wants to keep his job as executive director and is unwilling to be the people’s messenger to chairman Hoglund

When the question was asked, Mr VanSchaack visibly lost the confident composure he had otherwise shown when presenting the IDA’s operations during the Q&A, and he became somewhat defensive asserting that he was “lily white” and that he made great efforts to be and to stay that way. The chairman of the Greene County IDA is his (VanSchaack’s) boss, and Mr VanSchaack expressly stated thatIf you go to Stewart’s and have a complaint about the coffee, you don’t tell the kid behind the counter to tell his boss the coffee is lousy; he just won’t do it if he want’s to keep his job.” That’s tantamount to saying that Mr VanSchaack wants to keep his job as executive director and is unwilling to be the people’s messenger to chairman Hoglund for fear of losing his job. Is that the way Hoglund runs the IDA, “Kill the messenger?”

Mr VanSchaack went further to say that if there was a complaint, a suspicion, that whoever is making the complaint should do his or her homework, and get the facts. Well, we strongly diagree with Mr VanSchaack and would argue that it’s not for us to do the “homework” or to gather the facts of the case but that it’s the job of the elected officials who are elected and who have the responsibility to oversee such organizations as the Greene County IDA: the Greene County legislature and the Greene County District Attorney, in collaboration with the Green County Controller. Then the complaint or the suspicion should be brought before the Greene County legislature, the bunch who is supposed to be overseeing and monitoring the IDA. We’re doing that now.

It's not just as easy as washing your hands of it all; it didn't work for Pilate and it won't work for you.

It’s not just as easy as washing your hands of it all; it didn’t work for Pilate and it won’t work for you.

It was really bad planning by the officers of the New Baltimore Repubican Club, a party that espouses faith and family values, to have scheduled and held its meeting during Christian Holy Week and on the eve of the Jewish Passover feast! What were they thinking? Few Christians and no Jew would consider spending Holy Thursday or the evening before Passover listening to an IDA spokesperson chant his capitalist, materialist, immoral mantras on how to be the worst possible stewards of creation. (Although some of us did but for the best of reasons: to protect, defend and safeguard the interests of our families, friends, community, and town. Our elected officials don’t seem to be interested in doing that.)

It’s interesting that Mr VanSchaack did a Pontius Pilate act right on Holy Thursday, the very day on which we celebrate, remember and commemorate Jesus Christ’s symbolic washing of his disciples’ feet, demonstrating service to those you serve and lead; in other words, servant leadership. We’re writing this on Good Friday, the day Pontius Pilate condemned Jesus Christ but washed his hands of the situation. Pontius Pilate has been remembered as a coward — as not having stood up for what was morally right and legally just but caving to the mob — ever since.

The mantra was “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.” The reality was lies, Lies, LIES.

We have some excellent lessons to learn from Ravena and Coeymans. The Coeymans town board was bamboozled into a controversial re-zoning fiasco to cater for the likes of Carver Laraway and Carver Companies and TCI, a waste-management operation, and the Tappan Zee bridge project. The mantra was “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.” The reality was lies, Lies, LIES. And voters and residents in Ravena-Coeymans swallowed the bait, hook, line and sinker! No one in the town of Coeymans can give a figure on the number of new jobs “created,” much less how many of them are local and how many are permanent! But it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see the damage done by wide-eyed blindness on the part of the fast-talking used-car salesmen and the hick elected officials: a drastic decline in the quality of life in Ravena-Coeymans, ridiculous increases in heavy truck traffic, new hazards and risks to residents, damage to infrastructure due to the heavy truck traffic and the vibrations they cause, dust up and in the kazoo, and population continues to decline, homes going up for sale everywhere (Example: on New Street in the hamlet of New Baltimore 50% of the homes are empty and/or up for sale!), no new [small] businesses, and the list goes on. Who’s sorry now?

We simply don’t have the population to support any substantial job demand

As for the subject of jobs we simply don’t have the population to support any substantial job demand; and why should we foot the major part of the bill and suffer the inconveniences so that people from outside the community and outside the county can come in and fill the jobs?

Business is not going to move to New Baltimore or anywhere else to fill the town treasury or to offset residents’ taxes

While Mr VanSchaack booms on about tax revenues and development, it seems he’s comparing apples with oranges. First of all the low current tax revenues are due to the fact that much of New Baltimore is still agricultural and pays an agricultural rate. Residential property would pay more, and commercial/industrial even more. That’s true. But what he seems to be overlooking is the fact that a business is not going to move to New Baltimore or anywhere else to fill the town treasury or to offset residents’ taxes; they move to an area and invest in it because there’s something in it for them, not for the area. Let’s not be the fools that Coeymans and Ravena were when Carver Laraway bamboozled the Coeymans town board. At least Ravena mayor Bill “Mouse” Misuraca had something to gain by making backroom deals with Laraway, it got Misuraca elected (for all the good that did for Ravena), the only one’s that benefitted from that thieves’ bargain were Misuraca and Carver Laraway.

What Mr VanSchaack and the town board of New Baltimore have to do is wake up and meet reality eye-to-eye. Maybe Mr VanSchaack’s figures, however manipulated they are, do show a net $35,000 a year increase in tax revenues, what he’s not factoring into that figure is how much it’s going to cost every year for the town and county residents and taxpayers to repair the damage to the infrastructure done by the increased traffic, etc. And what about the quality of life in the town? Look at what Coeymans and Ravena have to deal with now! Sorry, but it doesn’t add up to an improvement when you do the math. And we’re not ready to give our community or our traditions away for a pittance.

It’s the duty and the obligation of the Greene County Legislature and the Greene County District Attorney to look into these allegations levied against Mr Hoglund


Well, we are hereby serving notice on the Greene County Legislature and the Greene County District Attorney that this suspicion exists and that it needs to be investigated immediately. The allegations are no longer under wraps but are now public and it’s the duty and the obligation of the Greene County Legislature and the Greene County District Attorney to look into these allegations — to do their homework, as it were — by examining Mr Hoglund’s performance and his recent purchases of real estate. After the mandatory investigation then to make a public statement of their findings and of any action to be taken. If there is any ethical violation or law-breaking going on it’s to be thoroughly and conscientiously investigated and prosecuted. The residents and voters of Greene County and New York state have a right to know and a right to ethical conduct and integrity in our public agencies.


The water park that has been tossed around for the past several years…The project is stagnant. It’s going nowhere.

We’d like to close with a short note on the water park that has been tossed around for the past several years. When asked about the status of the water park project, Mr VanSchaack did some hemming and hawing, but ultimately talked himself into a corner and had to admit that the project is stagnant. It’s going nowhere. So, people, forget it for now. It was a lousy idea in the first place and apparently the corporations who were playing with the idea of putting it in New Baltimore have other plans. Hell, if it were such a great idea in the first place don’t you think that any corporation would have literally jumped on the idea and make it a reality. Sorry, but it’s a load of smoke and mirrors until proved otherwise.

In the meantime, join us in demanding a thorough and conclusive investigation of the Green County IDA and it’s chairman, Mr Eric Hoglund, and at the conclusion of that investigation, regardless of the results, to establish an executive office that is responsible for supervising and accounting for the operations of the Greene County IDA. At this time, the IDA is not sufficiently supervised or monitored and operates pretty independently. It’s very suspicious when the chairman of any organization is the person who is responsible for determining ethics, especially when that chairman is the subject of allegations of misconduct.

Stories in the works: Our investigation of Mr Jerry Perrine of Ravena-Coeymans notariety and the special treatment he has received in terms of services, assessments, and code violations from his friends in Ravena village hall and Coeymans town hall. He’s apparently a mutant created by splicing genes from Cathy Deluca, Nancy Warner, and John Bruno—but sneakier and better at using the old backstabbing, ambush technique. Laverne “Larry” Conrad and his cronies may have thought they could keep their secrets … but it all comes out when the right questions and the right people are asked.  There’s truth in the saying that “There’s no honor among thieves,” and they throw each other to the sharks as soon as the water starts getting hot around them. But that’s all coming to light and ready for exposure. Stay tuned!

Our Advice to the Greene County Legislators and the Greene County District AttorneyBecause We're Doing Ours! The Editor

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Because We’re Doing Ours!
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Bye-bye Bimbo! Cathy Deluca Fails Again! No more funding for the RHFC!

Village of Ravena

Those of you who still read the Ravena News Herald will have learned that the Village of Ravena Board has not included funding for the Ravena Health and Fitness Center for the 2015-16 budget year. We’d like to congratulate the Village of Ravena Board for that decision but we’d rather ask Why did it take them so long? The scandalous conspiracy hatched by village board member Nancy Warner and now three-time-fitness-failure Cathy Deluca should have been defunded as soon as the Misuraca administration moved in. Why wasn’t it? Months ago Misuraca admitted that the makeshift fitness center was hemorrhaging taxpayer dollars to the tune of more than $6,000 a month! Why the delay? The board could have resolved to close it almost immediately!

bye cathy d

For nearly two years now we’ve been demanding that the money-pit Ravena Health and Fitness Center be closed. We’ve published our reasons for that demand, including the fact that it was an insider job from the start, the fact that the decisions were made behind closed doors without public input, the fact that $40,000 of taxpayer money was paid to a “friend of village hall” for used fitness junk. Worse still, the scandalous and fraudulent paperwork that went in to get Cathy Deluca her non-competitive civil service title as fitness center manager led to the resignation of the then director of Albany County Civil Service, but it didn’t stop Cathy Deluca from faking her way into pocketing more than $30,000 a year plus full benefits for the past two years.

So now what? Well, we’d like to see Cathy Deluca and Nancy Warner prosecuted for the huge fraud they perpetrated on the taxpayers in the village of Ravena. We’d like to see the culprits pay back every cent they practically stole from village of Ravena residents.

But now that we’re at least $240, 000 in the hole thanks to Nancy Warner and Cathy Deluca, what’s the village gonna do with the equipment Warner and Deluca purchased from Bob Fisk? Certainly won’t bring $40,000 or even half that amount in a garage sale. Maybe Cathy Deluca will put in a bid for her next health and fitness center she’ll run into the ground. That’ll be the fourth one. Before she ran the Ravena Health and Fitness Center into oblivion at taxpayer expense, she had managed two previous ones into failure. But she was the pick to manage the Ravena Health and Fitness Center! How in hell did that happen? Ask Nancy Warner.

So now what’s Cathy Deluca, 3x-failure going to do. Let’s hope that Mr Misuraca and his village board don’t make the mistake of giving her a job with the village or something as stupid as that.

In our last article we discussed among other things, fire hydrants in Ravena-Coeymans, and Mr Henry Traver. You need to read that article.

But you’ll have to show that the double and triple dipping has stopped, Misuraca.

We are informed, however, that the Village of Ravena provisional budget, while eliminating funding for the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, apparently gives Mr Traver a pay raise from his current $52,000+ salary to what appears to be $63,000+!!! Is that how Mr Misuraca intends to streamline his village spending? No, dear readers, that’s how he’s steamrolling Ravena taxpayers with a Halfway House bar-room smoke and mirrors act!  If that’s true, we really need to get on Misuraca’s back and start beating up the Ravena Village Board to justify such an outrageous increase for such a dolt.

Henry Traver's 2010 Mugshot After his arrest by Coeymans Police for allegedly torching his house.

Henry Traver’s 2010 Mugshot
After his arrest by Coeymans Police for allegedly torching his own house.
Misuraca’s board is now upping this dunce’s salary in the 2015-16 Ravena budget from $52,000 to $63,000 plus benes! WTF?!?!?!

Finally, we had to chuckle when we read that one of Misurac’s plans was to ‘consolidate some services within and across departments.’ We hate to burst Mayor Mouse’s bubble or steal his thunder but that’s what the corrupt Ravena administrations of the past had been doing all along. Everybody worked everywhere and got paid by everybody. No big news in Ravena! But you’ll have to show that the double and triple dipping has stopped, Misuraca, and you’ll have to hold your employees’ feet to the fire to explain why some of them, while employed by the village of Ravena, hold several other jobs, as well (right Sandy Debacco?). Can you explain that rationale, Mr Mayor?

What good are “flat rates” when you have no way of knowing what you’re paying for????

We didn’t chuckle when we read about Misuraca’s attempt to “keep water and sewer rates flat” so that “residents should not expect a rate increase under the current proposal.” That’s nice, Mr Mayor but we do want to ask that when you keep the rates “flat”, in your terms, when will the Village of Ravena be able to start billing equitably and fairly, when will the Village of Ravena have uniform and transparent billing policies, procedures, and documentation for water and sewerage. “Flat rates” sounds real pretty but what good are “flat rates” when residents still have no way of knowing what they’re paying for???? Kinda stupid, if you ask us! So, Mr Mayor and Ravena village boardmembers, perhaps you should start looking at how you’ve been billing and perhaps you should stop bullshitting Ravena residents and provide clear, transparent documentation on what they’re being billed for. Think were kidding? This is no joke, Misuraca, and we’ll be publishing some documents soon to show just how idiotic and unlawful village of Ravena billing practices are and have been for decades. Get real, Misuraca, and get to work, real work!

Town of Coeymans

For years now, we’ve been demanding that the Town of Coeymans eliminate the Coeymans Police Department. Why? Because it was a nest of perverts, corrupt dirty so-called law enforcement officers, and had the reputation for fairness and community spirit that made Attila the Hun look like a pussy cat. Totally corrupt, totally bully, totally bad! But then Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca jumped ship as did his darling Gregory “Dumplin'” Darlington and their very own blond bimbo, Danielle “Humpy” Crosier and a couple of others either were terminated or chose to resign. All of a sudden citizen complaints stopped. We didn’t hear much more about police bullying, retaliation, intimidation, harassment.

Let’s support Chief McKenna and let’s hope that he and his staff can become more visible now that temperatures rather than tempers are getting warmer.

Then the town board appointed Peter J. McKenna to be interim police chief. Things really started to look rosy. They have a decent guy in the driver’s seat now who knows how to navigate the rough waters of professional law enforcement under the supervision of amateur politicians (the Coeymans town board). McKenna seems to be doing a great job. But we do feel he and his staff need to get more into the community and make themselves visible as real public servants. They need to get out there and topple the image of the Coeymans Police Department as a nest of thugs, and realize the picture of the CPD as friends of the community, as partners in improving the community’s life. Let’s support Chief McKenna and let’s hope that he and his staff can become more visible now that temperatures rather than tempers are getting warmer. Can you accept the challenge, Chief McKenna!

We’ve always advocated that the Coeymans Police Department be downsized to a contingent of liaison and education staff. As liaison, an experienced chief like McKenna could foster and promote positive collaborative relations with the Albany County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Police; as an education force in the community, McKenna and a small handful of ethical, community-spirited law enforcement officers could do wonders in this community. We have also urged very strongly that the flotsam and jetsam in the department be terminated; this means that the unnecessary dispatchers need to be pink-slipped.

Well, after all of our ranting and writing, the town of Coeymans appears to be waking up and taking some positive action in this regard. It looks like the dispatch operations will be taken over by the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, where they should have been all along. By our reckoning that means a savings of more than $100,000 of Coeymans taxpayer dollars. Maybe now the Coeymans town board can pay Chief McKenna a decent salary.

New Baltimore

There’s a storm brewing in New Baltimore and it’s centering on none other than it’s elected town Highway Supervisor, Mr Denis Jordan. Readers will recall our recent article on Jordan’s record-keeping or lack thereof — but former town supervisor Susan O’Rorke and her board (which included the widgets Lisa “Giggles” Benway and Chris “Whacko” Norris) felt Jordan needed a laptop to do his job (porn surfing?), and the fact that few if any records are kept regarding the operations of the New Baltimore Highway Department. Jordan allegedly does a lot of favors for locals and that ensures his job. But he allegedly does it at taxpayer expense, too. That’s illegal and the allegations must be investigated. The New Baltimore town board may have been unaware of Jordan’s alleged indirect vote-buying — But how could they be? — but now we are putting the New Baltimore Town Board on public notice of the allegations circulating that Denis Jordan has misused his office and misappropriated public property. Furthermore, Denis Jordan has allegedly attempted to cover up his and his department’s involvement in an incident that has remained covered up until recently, in which a Greene County employee was injured and rendered incapable of working by the action of a Town of New Baltimore Highway Department employee who, reports say, has a reputation for careless operation of town vehicles. This accident occurred during Susan O’Rorke’s watch but she managed to conceal it from the public. Now the town of New Baltimore is having trouble finding an insurance company willing to cover the town. Thanks Ms O’Rorke! Thanks Mr Jordan!

We’ve also reported on Jordan’s questionable employee relations and how he demoted his deputy once Jordan found out he was thinking of running against Jordan. We think that elected officials who feel so secure in their jobs that they can openly retaliate against the democratic process should get the brown boot treatment; voters or a prosecutor should kick their asses right out of office.

The two democrap administrations, under Louis and O’Rorke, that preceded the present Dellisanti Republican board were absolutely corrupt and inept.

There comes a time when we have to admit he has to go!

There comes a time when we have to admit he has to go!

But when a former supervisor, the likes of David Louis, partner of the notorious New Baltimore chairman of the now scandalized democrap party, Diane Louis, has the gall to stand up in Jordan’s defense, we really want to start up-chucking. The fact is that the two democrap administrations that preceded the present Republican team were absolutely corrupt and inept. While David Louis‘ name was on the supervisor’s office door, it was obvious that Diane Louis, then David Louis’ “confidential secretary” — now wasn’t that cozy, his wife as his confidential secretary, protecting him from any possible harmful testimony —, was pulling an awful lot of strings. Back then we figured she was pushing for David to go into state level politics; making her a local democrap power dealer. Let’s hope that’s been trashed!

While we have some very serious reservations about the current New Baltimore Town Board, we think that David Lewis has no place calling the kettle black. The only worst hypocrisy would be for Susan O’Rorke to start criticizing the current board.

To be very honest, we’d encourage readers to decide for themselves what’s going on on the streets and roads of New Baltimore. From where we’re sitting it’s just pitiful. Snow removal isn’t the major criterion that we use. We’re looking at the condition of the infrastructure, the quality of the roadwork done and how long it lasts, whether the work done accomplishes the fundamental purpose for which it was done. How much waste in terms of materials and human resource hours?

You can actually watch the water running into the foundations of the properties, where it then freezes, heaves, and destroys the foundations

We’ve already published numerous calls for action citing the waste that we’ve observed just in terms of filling potholes improperly. Tens of thousands of New Baltimore tax dollars have been misspent on storm drains that simply don’t work. On several Hamlet streets there are no storm drains and at least two properties in the National Historic District have been rendered unusable because of the lack of drains or even culverts; during a rain, storm or during a thaw you can actually watch the water running into the foundations of the properties, where it then freezes, heaves, and destroys the foundations. That’s what we look at, Mr Dellisanti, and that’s where Mr Jordan has failed us.  But you offer peanuts you get monkeys. And if those monkeys make too many friends with their antics, you get Denis Jordans re-elected and we’re stuck literally in the mud.

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Mr David Louis, you had your chance to make a positive mark on this community and, well, you failed. Your successor was no better and if it could be worse, it was under Susan O’Rorke. Dellisanti and Ruso are no prizes but they don’t need your backstabbing but could use some collaboration from past elected officials. As for your relationship with Denis Jordan, Mr Louis, perhaps if you had some vision and some balls when you were supervisor, we wouldn’t be facing these problems now.

We mentioned the concealment of a motor vehicle accident that occurred in 2013 during Susan O’Rorke’s administration, and involving an employee of the New Baltimore Highway Department. The report is that an employee of the New Baltimore Highway Department, who allegedly has a reputation for careless operation of town vehicles, was involved in an accident in which a Greene County employee was injured so severely that he still has not been able to return to work. That GC employee is now suing the town of New Baltimore. It further appears that O’Rorke and Denis Jordan were somewhat successful at covering up the seriousness of this situation until recently. At a recent public meeting of the Town of New Baltimore town board, S. vanEtten was reporting on the problems in getting insurance coverage for the town of New Baltimore, and she mentioned the accident. Of course, Lisa Benway and Chris Norris were boardmembers at the time and were/are privy to the facts but didn’t see fit to do their duty and keep the present board informed; Benway and Norris preferred to be speed bumps. While vanEtten was reporting, Lisa Benway sat there giggling like a retard, as if she knew something but wasn’t saying. When Dellisanti/vanEtten asked her about it, Benway refused to share anything. Norris sat there grinning like a moron. When supervisor Dellisanti asked Benway about the facts, Benway stated that she is in the business and cannot disclose confidential information.

What Ms “Giggles” Benway and “Grimace” Norris seem to have forgotten is that they are elected boardmembers sworn to serve this community; they don’t have the option of telling or not telling when this community is at risk. We have a beef with supervisor Dellisanti, too. What he should have done at that meeting was adjourn the public session, retire to a back office for an “executive session,” ask Benway, Norris and Jordan about the situation, and if Benway, Norris and/or Jordan insisted on confidentiality, fine, it doesn’t go public at this time, but they have to share their information. But if Benway or Norris or Jordan refused to share that information with supervisor Dellisanti, then Dellisanti upon resuming the public session, should have announced publicly either that Benway and/or Norris and/or Jordan shared the facts but because of the litigation the facts must remain confidential OR announced publicly that Benway and/or Norris and/or Jordan refused to share the facts with the chief executive of the town of New Baltimore, and that they chose to deprive the town board of the necessary opportunity to be as informed as possible of an imminent and serious threat to the town of New Baltimore and its residents. Lisa “Giggles” Benway, Christopher “Grimace” Norris, and Denis Jordan have a duty and an obligation to safeguard the interests of this community, placing any other interests on a lower shelf, including whatever business they’re in. Mr Dellisanti, Ms vanEtten: You’ve been had. Benway and Norris embarrassed you in public session. You had the chance, Mr Dellisanti, to show leadership and take control, even to embarrass Benway, Norris, and Jordan, showing the public what dildos they really are — but you fell short and missed a gem of an opportunity. While it seems Benway, Norris and Jordan have their priorities terribly confused, Dellisanti has to learn how to use his authority and his majority (before it’s too late).

In the meantime, while we’re pumping the water that flows past the storm drains out of our basements or watching our buildings collapse, and while we’re watching the streets crumble and the stone get washed into our garages, we need to start looking at efficiency, competency, and professionalism in our town departments. Cuts can be made, waste must be cut, but we also need staff who know how to do the work or its all lost.

Now that New Baltimore town boardmember and sidekick to supervisor Dellisanti, Jeff Ruso, has visited this blog several times to read what we have to say, we’d like to know what Ruso or Dellisanti or the board has to say for themselves. How about it, Jeff? Or do you prefer lurking to responding?

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The Good News Is….None! The Bad News Is…The Hydrant Still Leaks!

More Waste. More Waste. When will Ravena-Coeymans taxpayers finally wake up?!? We keep rubbing your noses in the bullshit you seem to be blind to, and you still bend over asking for more! What’s the matter with you people?

Shame on the NYS Police in Greene /Columbia County NY. Your're Disappointments!<

We recently reported on the problem with multiple non-working or deficient fire hydrants in the Ravena-Coeymans community and the risk that situation posed to anyone living in the area. The village of Ravena and/or the town of Coeymans regularly read this blog and apparently got the message that they need to move their fat asses and get those fire hydrants working. But, business as usual in Ravena-Coeymans, they sent out crews to “repair” the hydrants but no sooner were they “repaired” than they started leaking! Here’s what a local resident reports to us in an e-mail:

“[expletive] [expletive] [expletive] The one  hydrant you took a picture of…This morn I’m walking the dog, and see village people [village employees]  working on it, and so I walk the dog another street. OK. 15 minutes ago I walk the dog by it [the same fire hydrant] on Railroad Ave, and it’s leaking from top to sides and bottom …….Great repair job Henry[Traver]!”

Hydrant-in-a-Body-Bag You'll find a number of these in and around Ravena; also some that are so rusted they can't be used! Some don't work at all!!!

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We can’t or won’t print the words we replaced with [expletive] but we think you can guess what the resident had to say. But we do know that there’s a sort of connection between Mr Henry Traver and fire hydrants. Here’s what WNYT published in April 2010: Coeymans Town Supervisor in jail for arson (WNYT, April 2010). And the Albany Times Union also reported the same thing in the article, Coeymans town supervisor faces arson charge (Times Union, April 15, 2010), which reads in part:

“Nearly two years after allegedly torching his house, Town Supervisor Henry Traver was arrested Wednesday on an arson charge that could put him in prison for up to 15 years.
“Town Clerk Diane Millious said Wednesday night she was stunned to learn of Traver’s arrest from a reporter.
“I didn’t know any of this was going on, honest to God,” she said, noting she had seen Traver only a few hours before he was arrested. She estimated that he earns in the neighborhood of $45,000 a year as a part-time supervisor and said he also works for the Highway Department in the village of Ravena. He has held that position for between 15 and 20 years…”

But please note the “allegedly” in the above report. Since Traver’s property was uninsured and that “there was no apparent motive” for the Traver’s burning down the house he was living in, it seems Traver narrowly escaped a felony charge and prison. But that slill leaves the glaring question why a Ravena Highway Department employee and former elected town of Coeymans supervisor would burn his own uninsured house down. But that’s Coeymans for you. (Click this link to go to the TU story, Coeymans town supervisor faces arson charge)

Stop-Trucks-Entering-Exiting-Sign-K-9193orange flagsIt seems that our elected officials are a bunch of morons. Yes, retards. Driving down Rt 144 we see new warning signs and orange flags that weren’t there before the geniuses on the town of Coeymans board decided to let Carver Laraway have his way with this community and ensure his wealth (not ours) by installing the Carver Laraway Memorial Bridge and the creation of Coeymans Industrial Park Lane. Before the corruption…Oops! We meant “construction” of the bridge, there were NO “Trucks” signs and No orange danger flags. It seems that with the town of Coeymans’ approval of the construction of the bridge, the reasoning, and the creation of Coeymans Industrial Park Lane, the town of Coeymans also created, with Carvery Laraway’s greed and money, a new hazard, a new danger for local residents. After all, if the warning signs and flags weren’t there before it would mean that the town of Coeymans was indifferent to a danger to life-and-limb of residents and were just ignorant; otherwise we have to conclude that the danger didn’t exist before but has recently been created. Now that’s good government and competent elected officials for you. Put your constituents at greater risk; it’s for the good of the community.

Be honest! No jobs have been created! Truth be told, Flach and Laraway are killing jobs and opportunities!

Be honest! No jobs have been created! Truth be told, Flach and Laraway are killing jobs and opportunities!

We have a question for Mr Stephen Flach and his band of flying widgets, the Coeymans town board: Can you tell this community how many permanent jobs were created by Carver Laraway’s projects? Let us be a bit clearer: How many permanent jobs were created by the Coeymans Industrial Park and the Port of Coeymans for persons living in the communities of Ravena and Coeymans? How many, Mr Flach? How many Mr Misuraca, mayor of the village of Ravena?

And here’s one for those morons who keep repeating that Cathy Deluca’s playpen, the moneypit Ravena Health and Fitness Center, is good for the community, that it brings outside persons to the area and to the local businesses. OK. Let’s ask Mr Aaron Flach, nephew of Coeymans town supervisor Stephen Flach, how many jobs he’s created. Take for an example Flach’s laundromat and car wash on 9W, in the village of Ravena. Well Mr Flach, let us ask you this:

  • Now that you’ve closed the only dry cleaning establishment in Ravena-Coeymans, where do you think the dry cleaning business is going? Answer: to Glenmont and to Coxsackie. Nothing comparable in Ravena-Coeymans.
  • And, Mr Flach, what about the people you previously employed in the dry-cleaning business. Are they out on the street or did you create jobs for them elsewhere? Or did Carver Laraway hire them/
  • And, Mr Flach, what about the people who worked in the laundromat assisting patrons and trouble-shooting problems that occurred there. They’ve disappeared, too, Mr Flach. Now if you have a malfunctioning machine or another problem in the Flach laundromat you’re up shit creek without a paddle. But Aaron Flach still empties the coin boxes and turns a blind eye to his patrons. Business as usual in Flachville. The same level of service locals get from Ravena village hall and Coeymans town hall. Business as usual.
  • And, Mr Flach, when you did have employees to assist your customers, when your stone-age car wash malfunctioned or ate someone’s money, there were once attendants in the dry-cleaners who could help. Now what? Business as usual. Right Mr Flach?

So there you have it: Village of Ravena baboons wasting taxpayer money playing catch-up botching up the fire hydrant repairs. We’ve quoted the local morons (as reported by Bryan Rowzee in the Ravena News Herald) who claim that a failing business, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, and its crook manager, Cathy Deluca, benefit the community because they bring people from elsewhere to Ravena to support local business. But then we have local businessman Carver Laraway and the town of Coeymans board claiming to create jobs but that’s just a smoke screen, they’ve created nothing but new hazards; and we have Mr Aaron Flach actually firing people and downsizing while downgrading services to the local community.

Now we’re not suggesting that a business owner doesn’t have the right to do what he likes with his business but we are suggesting that if a business owner is hurting the community or its residents, he needs to be set right. We’re also suggesting that those who think that Ravena-Coeymans is attracting so many visitors to the local businesses because of losers like the Ravena Health and Fitness Center should take a course in math. They should also shut their mouths and open their eyes to reality of the economic situation in Ravena-Coeymans. Aaron Flach and the phoney jobs offered by Carver Laraway are just two examples of the scandalous practices in Ravena-Coeymans.

Hasn’t anyone else noticed any of this? Mr Bryan Rowzee, local reporter who’s supposed to be covering and reporting on events in Ravena-Coeymans for the Johnson Newspaper Group, publishers of the Ravena News Herald, seems to be sound asleep when it comes to anything newsworthy; seems all he can do his make nice-nice as an insider at the Ravena-Coeymans love fest! The Ravena News Herald is just a propaganda mill that some suckers are still paying $1 to read lies and fantasy reports.

If this is how you feel now, you're not alone! The Editor

If this is how you feel now, you’re not alone!
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Waste! Waste! Waste! When will it stop?

That’s a question we really have to start asking ourselves and soon! Better yet, let’s find some guts, neighbors, and stand up and kick some elected-official ass at a public village of Ravena, Town of Coeymans and/or Town of New Baltimore public meeting.

They even managed to miss the potholes and get some on the sidewalk! Good for your carpets!

Several months ago we reported on roadwork being done on Rt 144 under the Lafarge conveyor track. That work done by the New York State Department of Transportation was so shoddy that the road was worse after than it was before the work. They had to come back and redo it. Taxpayer dollars wasted!

We also reported on the Misuraca dodos paving several streets in Ravena with loose stone that was everywhere but in the streets. Now the streets are still a mess and tens of thousands of Ravena taxpayer dollars are either on the local lawns, in your carpets, down the sewers, everywhere but on the streets. Taxpayer dollars wasted!

This is what New York State, the village of Ravena, an the Town of Coeymans are doing with your money!!!

This is what New York State, the village of Ravena, an the Town of Coeymans are doing with your money!!!

We have regularly reported on the Town of New Baltimore’s Highway Department’s pack of baboons going up and down New Baltimore streets and road shoveling steaming hot-patch or blacktop into water-filled potholes, or into potholes and leaving it to be washed away or stuck under your car but not doing much for the pothole problem in New Baltimore. We won’t even remind you of the mind-boggling storn drain work that collects everything but water in the National Historic District. Well, that’s what you get when you hire monkeys. Taxpayer dollars wasted!

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, a contributor to this blog was driving down Main Street, Ravena at about 3:30-4:00 p.m., and noted two large New York State Department of Transportation trucks and a crew of about 7 persons filling potholes. There was a pick-up truck, too, with a large digital sign reading “Road Work Ahead.” That’s nice, you’d think. Well, according to our contributor, it gets better.

Didn't even bother to pat it down with a shovel!

Didn’t even bother to pat it down with a shovel!

“That’s what they told us to do.”

Slowing down enough to see what the crew was doing sent the observer over the edge. It was so disturbing that he turned around and confronted the crew: “What is it you are doing? Don’t you know that’s not going to last 5 minutes. Can’t the state of New York provide you guys with a tamper to keep that stuff down?” You see, the “work” crew was simply throwing shovel-fulls of blacktop or cold-patch into the holes and leaving it!!! Not even a pat with a shovel!!! It was strewn all over the place.

Well, what was even more annoying was the response the observer got. Not only did the fools just stand there with idiotic grins on their sagging faces but one even responded, “That’s what they told us to do.” Without waiting around to find out who the “they” might be, the observer took the pictures that appear in this post.

The blacktop will be gone in a couple of hours but the potholes will still be there.

So, New York State taxpayers, that’s where your dollars are going: Two huge trucks, two huge trucks burning fuel, loads of blacktop, seven (7) or more dildos either standing around or throwing shovels full of loose blacktop into potholes and leaving it there, loose. How much do you think that operation is costing us? Taxpayer dollars wasted! The blacktop will be gone in a couple of hours but the potholes will still be there.

And Where are the supervisors?

One glaring question is this: Where are the supervisors who are supposed to be ensuring that the job gets done right? Well, they’re the ones standing with the blank look on their face playing pocket-pool and dreaming of what they’re going to do with their hefty pensions they’ll be collecting for standing there with a blank look on their faces while playing pocket-pool. And what about our town and village highway superintendents? Shouldn’t they be on hand while this work is going on in their jurisdictions? Isn’t it their responsibilities to ensure the work is done right on village and hamlet streets? Why not ask them?  Well Mr Flach, Mr Misuraca, Mr Dellisanti? Where are the supervisors?

Who is doing the animal control stuff while Mr Tanner is doing his other job?

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And who is doing Mr Tanner’s Job when Mr Jeff Ruso is at his other job and Mr Dellisanti is, well, elsewhere?

funny-dogs-barkingNow, New Baltimore taxpayers. Here’s one for you to choke on: One of the NYSDOT laborers who was among the crew doing the make-believe roadwork in Ravena was none other than the New Baltimore town animal control officer, Mr Joe Tanner. In fact, Mr Tanner recognized the observer and courteously said hello. That was nice. But it raised another question we’d like to ask the New Baltimore town board and perhaps New Baltimore taxpayers might want to ask the same question. If Mr Tanner is employed full-time by the New York State Department of Transportation, and if Mr Tanner is out with road crews doing what they appear to be doing — wasting taxpayer dollars now while accruing pension benefits besides — who is doing the animal control stuff while Mr Tanner is doing his other job? Or does Mr Tanner have a special arrangement with the New York State Department of Transportation to take off when there’s an animal problem in New Baltimore? Or does New Baltimore schedule its animal emergencies for when Mr Tanner is off or after he finishes his state job? Given this situation, it’s no wonder that a barking-dog nuissance in the hamlet of New Baltimore can go on for literally years and the town of New Baltimore supervisor, Mr Nick Dellisanti, and town boardmember and animal control liaison, Mr Jeff Ruso, can’t seem to get a handle on it and put a muzzle on the beast. Since Mr Tanner is off doing his state job and Mr Russo is off managing his nursing home, that doesn’t leave much animal control in New Baltimore, does it? In response to requests for assistance Mr Tanner simply responds, “Sign a complaint,” because it’s impossible for him to investigate because he’s on a road crew somewhere else. Mr Russo stays silent because he’s off in Guilderland or somewhere at his office. And Mr Dellisanti? Well, he inspects the parks on Sundays and drives by the dog’s owner’s house. Taxpayer dollars wasted!

It's about time taxpayers started barking! The Editor

It’s about time taxpayers started barking!The Editor

 
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Trouble in Paradise? Somebody Gave Mayor Misuraca the Horns! How Safe is Your Home?

We’ve been quiet for a couple of weeks, taking a bit of a break from the nauseating work of watching Ravena, Coeymans, and New Baltimore self-destruct. We’ve also been hoping in vain that some things would change once Misuraca and Warner took a break from monitoring this blog. Well, as we expected, nothing positive has happened, it only got worse.


Some food for thought…

Several days ago there was a house fire in the hamlet of Coeymans. The fire fighters attempted to use a nearby fire hydrant but couldn’t; it was too rusted and wouldn’t deliver. They had to haul ass farther down Rt 144 to find a hydrant that would work. What do you think about that? How much $$$ do we need to ensure our fire-safety in Ravena-Coeymans?

Hydrant-in-a-Body-Bag You'll find a number of these in and around Ravena; also some that are so rusted they can't be used! Some don't work at all!!!

Hydrant-in-a-Body-Bag

You’ll find a number of these in and around Ravena; also some that are so rusted they can’t be used! Some don’t work at all!!!

So we’d like to ask Mr Mayor “Mouse” Misuraca, Ravena village trustee Nancy Warner, and fitness bimbo Cathy Deluca whether Ravena needs a Heaps and Fatness Center or fire hydrants that work. Don’t you think that the $6,000 the Ravena Health and Fitness Center is losing every month could be better spent on ensuring the community’s safety? The whole community, that is, and not a handful of mouthy post-menopausal morons. Why don’t you ask Mr Mayor or Ms Warner or Ms Deluca what their priorities are? Couldn’t the more than $100,000 in the Ravena village budget for the Heaps and Fatness clowns be better spent on ensuring our fire hydrants are in working order, instead of wrapping them in body bags telling us they can’t be used? And what about the dozens of others that aren’t working but don’t get marked. Yes! We’ve received information from a reliable source that there are at least 8 other hydrants in the village that should be replaced! Next time you’re out in your neighborhood, why not check the condition of your hydrants. But take a barf bag with you; you’ll probably need it because the situation will make you sick! While Nancy Warner is peeing down your legs and telling you it’s ice-water, maybe she’s going to squat over the next house fire with her clown friends Cathy Deluca, Michelle Robbins, Christine Schnyder, Rowena DeDade, and Tony-the-Hose Ricciardi and wife Cathy, and smother it with bullshit?!?! You don’t need a half-brain to figure out the priorities in this community but Mr Misuraca and Ms Warner don’t seem to be able to do that. And clowns like Robbins, Schnyder, DeDade and the Ricciardi bunch haven’t got a clue; they talk community etc. but don’t know their arses from their elbows! Let’s dump the Fatness Center and put the money to better use rather than padding Cathy Deluca’s already amply padded bottom!

Burning-House

But what’s really hilarious is that the News Herald recently reported that Cathy Deluca’s partner, that useless-heap-of-walrus-excrement Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca, who left the Coeymans Police Department with his darling Gregory “Dumplin'” Darlington — word on the street is that they had to leave or be prosecuted — to take a job with the lobbyists at the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, returned recently to Ravena-Coeymans, allegedly instructing local fire-fighters. What was he instructing them in? No, not how to be a dirty cop. And No! Not how to cook a résumé. YES! How to wrap defunct fire hydrants, of course! Now if that isn’t ironic tell us something that is.

Well, Ravena and Coeymans residents and property owners you really have to start talking about this situation and doing something about it. You see, once your insurance companies get wind of this … Well, either you won’t have insurance or your rates are going to go through the roof. Maybe you’ll think about this when your house or your neighbor’s house is belching smoke. But then that will be a bit late, won’t it?


Who Gave Ravena Mayor William “Mouse” Misuraca the Horns?

That’s our first question. We had no idea mice could grow horns but they do in Ravena. Ravena Mayor Misuraca, Mayor “Mouse” has gotten the horns. Now there’s real word-play for a mayor of Italian descent! But it’s true.

Yup! Just look at the Ravena Mosher Park sign: Misuraca got the horns!

Yup! Just look at the Ravena Mosher Park sign: Misuraca got the horns!

You really have to wonder about this guy, Misuraca. He’s like an immature adolescent and has no ethics, it seems. Nor does he have any shame. Shouldn’t Ravena’s municipal signs have a little more dignity or should even the signs be an embarrassment to the good people of Ravena.

It seems Misuraca can’t get control of village hall but sure can play his childish games at taxpayer expense. Who authorized the little ego trip for Mayor “Mouse” and put the horns on the “Moose.” Doesn’t anyone have any sense of dignity? Doesn’t anyone have any idea of what it means to give a man the horns? Ask any Italian! Apparently Mayor Misuraca can’t think that far.

moose horns

Mayor “Mouse” Misuraca Got the Horns!

And then there’s the question of who paid for the mayor’s ego trip? Let’s FOIL the bills for the signs and see what it cost.

But that’s a drop in the bucket when you consider how Misuraca is still dicking around with Nancy Warner and Cathy Deluca and the money pit Ravena Health and Fitness Center.

It makes you physically sick when you read the Ravena News Herald and Bryan Rowzee’s ass-kisser reports. Two or three locals show up to plead for the Fitness Center, even one from Selkirk who’s stupid enough to pay non-resident dues to play with Cathy-the-Crook and her minions. That bimbo from Selkirk pays about 3-times what she’d have to pay if she joined Planet Fitness about the same distance away! Need we say more? DUH!!!

News Herald “reporter” Bryan Rowzee has to play nice-nice with Ravena village hall and report all the right stuff; Rowzee’s wife works in the Ravena building department! Can’t rock the boat that pays the bills. Right?

But Rowzee’s got to keep on the good side of Ravena village hall and Nancy Warner, Cathy Deluca’s backer in village hall, because Rowzee’s wife works in the Ravena building department, and obviously, if Rowzee doesn’t play nice-nice with Warner and Deluca, his wife might get her walking papers and Rowzee would end up having to get a real job. But where would he do that? Yeah. So Rowzee keeps feeding local readers the smoke-and-mirrors reports and doesn’t quite get to the meat and potatoes of how bad it is in Ravena village hall.

Now, we’re not saying that Christine Schnyder of Ravena or Michelle Robbins of Selkirk are, in reality, really stupid; it may just be the way Bryan Rowzee chose to quote them or the parts of their statements he chose to include in his article that make them appear and sound really stupid. We do find it pitiful that Michelle Robbins has to find her “second home” at the crumby Ravena Health and Fitness Center. Really, Michelle, you need to go into therapy and/or find a real life, girl! Rowena DeDade certainly hit the nail on the head when she is quoted as saying that the Fitness Center has a “personal touch and a community feeling.” Yes, Rowena, you are lonely and need a friend, but that sort of “personal touch” will give you a creepy disease and the “community feeling” you get you can get at the local bar, too…like the Halfway House, run by your mayor!

It’s questionable whether Rowzee was interviewing the local psychiatric population out on day-pass but if he is quoting Schnyder, Robbins and DeDade as the voice of the people, we have to ask the people of what planet? Robbins seems to think that the Fitness Center “draws a wider population to the village and its businesses.” If that were true, then the Fitness Center would have enough members to keep it out of the red…It does not. And WHAT LOCAL BUSINESSES, Michelle???? Are you nutz? There are no more local businesses of any interest to any “wider population.” That convinces us that you are REALLY, REALLY stupid!

Tony Ricciardi and his wife Cathy seem to think that traveling to Delmar to go to Planet Fitness would keep them from supporting local businesses. Well, we’d like to let Tony and Cathy in on a little secret: Planet Fitness is not in Delmar and hasn’t been for quite a few years now. The place closed about 5 years ago when the Glenmont club got up and running at full steam. Well, so much for Tony and Cathy and their credibility. Let us know when you wake up, Tony, and become aware of what’s going on around you. Like you’re real believable: You don’t even know where planet fitness is!!! (Why didn’t Bryan Rowzee, pathetic little wannabe reporter that he is, catch that little gem?)

So there you have it: Three hormonally and metabolically challenged, lonely locals telling the rest of the community that they want their little therapy group and we can all pay for it. And then you have the Dizzy-Pair, Tony and Cathy, who are not quite aware of what’s going on around them. They all want it their way and want the rest of us to pay for it. Now, back to Mayor “Mouse” and his merry band of rats…

Mayor Misuraca and others on the board note that the Fitness Center is fiscally irresponsible and is not attracting the PAYING members it needs to support itself. Of course, Nancy Warner, one of the crooks who was instrumental in getting the thing installed by some very suspicious behind-closed-doors manipulations and deals, can’t back down and will come up with any asinine response to keep it (If she loses this baby, it’s likely the dam will burst on her unlawful activities and she’s dead in the water). Let’s face it, there have been a number of instances in the past two years where insiders got thrown in and turned on their cronies. There’s no honor among thieves. If Nancy were to to the responsible honest thing and admit it’s a dead fish, Cathy Deluca and hubby, Dirty-Hands Gerry Deluca, formerly of the Coeymanzi Police Department, will likely turn on her and…Well, you know the rest of the story. Nancy Warner’s up to her neck in Fitness Center doo-doo, right up to the point where they’ll put the noose if she doesn’t watch her step. Must be horrible living life having to look over your shoulder and not being able to trust anyone. Ask Nancy Warner.

So, if Mayor “Mouse” and his merry band of rats have a majority that feel the Fitness Center is a poor investment, losing money, not keeping its head above water, we have to ask the question: WHY IS IT STILL THERE? WHY HAVEN’T YOU CLOSED IT YET MISURACA?

There was a glimmer of hope, though, when two weeks ago Ravena Mayor “Mouse” Misuraca got his horns locked with Nancy Warner at a public session of the Village of Ravena village board meeting. You’d almost think he had a pair, wouldn’t you?

Our question is this, after seeing Mayor “Mouse” on the front page of the Ravena News Herald with an Eagle Scout: How hypocritical can you get when you are allowing crooks to run your village hall departments, when you knowingly waste more than $6,000 a month on a money pit like the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, and you can still occupy the same space as an Eagle Scout? Where are that scout’s parents, we’d like to know.

BUT HERE’S THE REAL STORY WE’RE WORKING ON….

You’ll recall how we recently published a story on how the Ravena Village Board attempted to dump a member of the Ravena Planning Board without consulting anyone, not even the president of the Planning Board. It’s come out Why? they tried and failed to oust that member and How? it’s really coming back to bite them. Here’s how…

We have been provided with a Notice of Claim against the Village of Ravena that has been served on Mayor “Mouse” and his cronies for attempting to illegally tamper with the Planning Board and to mess with the member they tried to get to resign for all the worst — and wrong — reasons. We’ll be publishing that Notice of Claim and commenting on it very soon, probably this weekend! The town of Coeymans was also served with a Notice of Claim because of the number of moles in Coeymans town government who report to Ravena village hall (but we’re not going to mention Tom Dolan’s name yet).

But that’s not all. We’ve also obtained papers on the operations of the Ravena Building Department and one Mr Sandy Debacco, Village of Ravena building inspector, who is also working for the town of Coeymans and for the Albany County Airport! The fact that Mr Debacco doesn’t have to eat or sleep but can hold three jobs isn’t so surprising; quite a few village employees do the same thing but no one but us seems to read the documents, because it’s very difficult to even verify they exist. But crooks can run but they can’t hide! Remember our article on the disclosure of all those village of Ravena employees’ personal information, including social security numbers? It does get worse.

This story surrounds the pattern of retaliation against village residents and property owners that was a hallmark of the John Bruno reign of incompetence and terror and, it appears, is still a part of Ravena’s agenda, continuing under the current bartender mayor, William “Mouse” Misuraca under the supervision of his madam-in-waiting, Nancy Warner, a relic of the Bruno reign. The story is a story about retaliation and incompetence, that’s for sure. But it also exposes how the village of Ravena and those in village hall take care of their own and to hell with the rest of you! What makes it so tantalizing is that it’s all in black and white, we have the documents. And it involves fraud, too.

Our story has all of the trappings of a good detective novel: Dirty government, corruption, conspiracy, fraud, money, favors. You name it! And you’ll get to read it all right here.

Stay tuned!

 
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Contact Animal Rights Groups

Life is life, human or animal, and is a gift to be respected and cherished; it’s not a choice to respect it, it’s a duty, an obligation!

runningBoundaries change or should change as we evolve through creation history. After the fact we act horrified, scandalized, disbelieving when we recall– or are reminded — of the abuse inflicted on others considered to be different from humankind: the attempted extermination of European and East-European Jews by the Nazis, the enslavement of African people by European, Arab and American entrepreneurs, and the slaughter of Christian people for for their religious beliefs. Let us not forget the Armenian holocaust and the killing fields of Cambodia, or the Palestinian scandal that has left millions without a true home for more than 50 years. Laws now forbid discrimination based on gender, race, religion, physical or cognitive challenges, age, and sexual orientation. Yet just a century ago, human beings, women and people of color, Chinese, Italians, Irish, Sikhs, Catholics, Jews in the United States, who were seen as different by those with power faced discrimination, imprisonment, lynching, torture, exploitation, and death. Life is life, human or animal, and is a gift to be respected and cherished; it’s not a choice to respect it, it’s a duty, an obligation!

Gem Farms in Castleton, New York, the people who owned the buffalo, have taken down their webside for “mainenance”. Yeah! Right! Here’s their address and contact numbers, let them know what you think!
Gem Farms
1333 Van Hoesen Rd
Castleton-On-Hudson, NY 12033
(518) 732-7452
They’re also on FaceBook.

We feel that this entire event is the epitome of irresponsibility not only on the part of Gem Farms but also on the parts of the county, state, and local law enforcement. Not only were 15 magnificent animals senselessly and wantonly massacred, a bunch of gun-tottin’ yahoos were allowed to play “buffalo hunter” in the most cowardly way imaginable while our taxpayer dollars were wasted on law enforcement helicopters and equipment, and law enforcement personnel who stood by and watched.

For those of you with any conscience, sensitivity or sense of humanity or civic responsibility, we urge you to contact the following animal rights organizations to lodge your protest of how Gem Farms conducted their business, how they dispatched the yahoos and their guns, and how the animals were senselessly slaughtered when there were clearly other avenues to manage the problem. Here are the details:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Email Notification Form
Report Cruelty to Animals
Contact PETA’s Media Department
http://www.peta.org/

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
424 E. 92nd St
New York, NY 10128-6804
publicinformation@aspca.org
(888) 666-2279

Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)
10101 Ashburton Ln
Bethesda, MD 20817
888-ASK-FARM
Info@farmusa.org

Mercy for Animals
8033 Sunset Blvd, Ste. 864
Los Angeles, CA  90046
email: info@mercyforanimals.org

Friendship Animal Protective League
8303 Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035
(440) 322-4321
email: gregory@friendshipapl.org

North Shore Animal League America
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
(516) 883.7575

You may also want to contact your local government and state legislators and let them know what you think of the situation:

Albany County Executive: Daniel P. McCoy, County Executive, Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building, 112 State Street, Room 900, Albany, NY 12207 Phone: (518) 447-7040, email: you’ll have to use the contact form at Contact Us! http://www.albanycounty.com/Contact.aspx

Town of Coeymans: Stephen D. Flach, Supervisor, email: supervisor@coeymans.org or his admin assisant, Lisa M. Cirillo, email: tocss@coeymans.org

Town of Bethlehem: John Clarkson, Supervisor, email: JClarkson@townofbethlehem.org

George A. Amadore
Senate District 46
Legislative Office Building, Room 802
Albany, NY 12247
United States
Phone: (518) 455-2350
Amedore@nysenate.gov

Peter D. Lopez
Assembly District 102
LOB 402
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5363
LopezP@assembly.state.ny.us

Call your Greene County Aministrator to find out who your state and federal legislators are (the Greene County website doesn’t seem to think that information is important to us). The Greene County Administrator’s telephone number is: Shaun S. Groden – Administrator, Telephone: (518) 719-3270, e-mail: countyadministrator@discovergreene.com.

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