Coeymans, New York: A Nest of Hypocrisy

31 Mar

Welcome to the Town of Coeymans

(County of Smalbany), New York

Coeymans Yacht Club

 Town of Coeymans Ne’er-do-Goods can’t Stick to the Issues but have to Attack Friends, Family, Bystanders. Engage in Rumormongering and Cyberbullying Tactics. Former Booted School Board Members and Police Investigator’s Wife Involved. Nothing New!

Coeymans, a small town of about 850 souls, about 10 miles South of Smalbany, nestled up on the Hudson River (now being dredged to remove dangerous pollutants intentionally dumped by General Electric Company, who, as we all know, pays ZERO tax), is now the home of the new Peyton Place, a nest of hypocrisy and backstabbing neighbors.

Corruption Alert!!!

Small-town law enforcement has always enjoyed the questionable reputation of corruption but now the Coeymans police have set a new low standard with a new star, who promises to rank among the most vile of villains. Can 53-year old Gerald R. “Jerry” Deluca’s  presence be the explanation for the alleged leaks of confidential information from the police department to the press? According to one Internet source he makes a whopping $29,095 a year (source: Find the Data: New York State Employees); the median income for Coeymans is reported to be $56,659 (source: City Must be a really gifted investigator and in demand.

Local legend has it that there was an adulterous relationship between two public figures in Coeymans, both members of the school board, and it was that scandal that got them both booted from the board. One was board president and a “detective” on the Coeymans police force and the other a board member, but their immorality and deviance got them both canned; they allegedly had to resign from the school board.

Now Gerald “Jerry” R. Deluca, an investigator in the Coeymans police department, working under the supervision of Gregory Darlington, both sworn to serve and protect the law, order and morals of the community, Deluca, formerly president of the RCS school board and obvously a feckless defender of the welfare of Ravena-Selkirk-Coeymans children and youth [LOL], and his consort then Cathy Long in her previous marriage–the word on the street is she became pregnant in her adultery and had to resign from the board–, now calling herself Cathy Deluca (make the connection yet?), are continuing their legacies of shamelessness and scandal, pointing their fingers at anyone and everyone on the RCS school board, even making attacks on their family members! (This seems to be a local modus operandi in the Smalbany area; it’s a particularly low-life way of negotiating or managing conflict, don’t you think?)

Can you pick out the on-duty Coeymans investigator?

Sidebar: The Coeymans Police Deparment sports a telling image on their Police Blotter Page called “oldlady_jail_mugshot_scared“. Now that’s great taste! But it does say something of the mentality of the Coeyman’s Police Department and their respect for the dignity of citizens.

Coeymans Police Blotter Graphic

It might appear at first glance to be “funny” in a depraved sort of way but it’s really very ugly, makes you think of a bunch of bullies, doesn’t it?  (image source: Coeymans Police Blotter).

Deluca and Deluca (Long) put the sour in “sour grapes!” Caught in their depraved sexual liaisons but not having the good taste to lay low as all good harlots and pimps do, appearing only when the sun goes down, D&D continue their depravity unabashed! Blind to their own scandal, they now seek to find scandal in everyone else, after all, how bad can adultery be, anyway? But here’s the real kicker: Guess who was elected by the residents of the RCS community to take Ms Deluca’s (Long’s) place on the board. If you guessed  Rodney Krzykowski, you’re right! Making any connections? Still wondering why they’re targeting Mr Krzykowski?

As reported in a recent Times Union article (March 26, 2012), reporter D. Roman writes: “At the Jan. 24 school board meeting, former member Cathy DeLuca, who is also the police investigator’s wife, demanded Krzykowski either resign or be suspended from the board because of his tax issues…”I’d like to know why the board has allowed Mr. Krzykowski to be purposely delinquent on his taxes for more than five years and yet sits on the finance board and on this school board,” she said.” Yeah, Ms Deluca, having back taxes sure is like getting pregnant in adultery! Right “police investigator’s wife.” Right on…keep talking.

The article continues, “No one on the board responded, and they moved on to the next matter.” Nothing like being snubbed and ignored, right Cath’.  “Let him/her who is without sin cast the first stone ” (John 8:7).  According to Holy Scripture, the punishment for adultery, a capital offence, was stoning of both parties [“If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die.” (Deuteronomy 22:22) and “If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife–with the wife of his neighbor–both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.” (Leviticus 20:10)]. While that is really a bit over the top and no one really believes that Biblical justice could or should be exacted today, I know of no mention of the “crime” of back taxes!

It’s amazing! The Times Union’s Crime Confidential: Coverage of crime and corruption in the Capital Region actually posts a piece entitled: Click this link Is adultery making a comeback? Can you imagine my surprise when I found that one. Go to the site and check out the comments; they say it all!  But, Hey! That’s Ms Roman’s moniker, Crime Confidential, isn’t it? (Check out her short TU bio at Dayelin Roman.)

Another voice chiming in with the infernal Deluca and Deluca (formerly Long) is the Bartlett pair, Amy and Dave Bartlett, friends of the Deluca pair, and apparently also co-conspirators. The Bartletts joined the Deluca woman in assailing the RCS school board, according to the Roman article.

We could ask Town of Coeymans Police Chief, Gregory Darlington about the leaks in his department or about the fitness to serve of at least one of his officers but we’d unlikely get a response; we’d more than likely get a bullying threat. We might also ask Mr Darlington about his wife’s position with Albany County D.A. David Soares office. Now back to the leaks to the Times Union and the targeting of Mr  Rodney Krzykowski. Any answers, ladies, gentlemen?

It seems to me that unless someone with some perverse sense of influence and power may have some connections with Albany and with the Times Useless this story may never have broken, but then the TU will gobble up any kind of chum to sell a page. What’s up with the local rags, the News Herald and the Daily Mail? They’re supposed to keeping tabs on these communities, not really the priority of the premier Albany rag is it? Has the News Herald and the Daily Mail suddenly run out of ink, gone deaf, dumb and blind to the real scandals in their communities?

Let’s be clear: Once word gets out to the thousands, tens of thousands someone’s going to be accountable for the injustice, the unfairness, the lack of leadership: the sewer rats that come out only under cover of darkness won’t be able to do their dirty work. Wretched little rodents!

I guess I’ll close with another citation for all of you good Jews and Christians: On the authority of the New Testament, those who must be held to higher standards and yet lead other lives, were called “hypocrites;” see Matthew 6:2, 5, 16, Matthew 15:7, Matthew 22:18, Matthew 23:13, 15, 23, 25, 27, 29, Matthew 24:51, Mark 7:6 and Luke 13:15. Need I say more?

It’s gotta get uglier before it gets better when the culprits start attacking innocent parties and bystanders–like the sitting board members’ and their families. That’s really dirty pool but it’s they way they play the game in the Town of Coeymans.

I don’t think it’s necessary to draw a picture of the connections in this hellish circle of iniquity but in Ravena/Coeymans the hypocrisy has become stuck in their genes, probably due to the adulterous inbreeding or maybe it’s the effects of GE’s toxic waste flowing by in the Hudson. Maybe Dayelin Roman, star backwoods reporter at the Times Union, might have more of all the answers?

(Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Board of Education Proceedings of 28 February 2012 can be viewed in streaming video at Public Meeting. I’d like you to watch especially for the resident who got up and complimented and profusely thanked the board for their dedication and fine work. Of course, Ms Roman of the Times Useless never mentioned that, did she?)

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8 responses to “Coeymans, New York: A Nest of Hypocrisy

  1. last-minute

    May 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you so much for this. I’m a writer out of Waterfoot, Great Britain and what I just read here on couldn’t be written much better. Going through this post kinda reminds me of my college roommate, Burton. He persistently kept preaching about this.

    I will definitely send these ideas to him. I’m certain he will have a good time reading this. I am grateful to you you for sharing this.


  2. cookie

    April 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I have liked much of your posts but really do not care about Jerry DeLuca’s love life. Nevertheless, the lynch mob after Mr. K is awful


  3. Fed up with Ravenians

    April 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    You sound like the wife he may of betrayed. What does the alleged affair have to do with the political crap that goes on in this town? You sound scorned and bitter. Who gives a crap about the sexual goings on? Let the skeletons out of your closet. Are you perfect in every way? Your “blog” is completely a waste of time and unproductive.

    Why doesn’t someone step up and try to do something in this town thats noteworthy and positive. I don’t know, like get new business. Revive Main Street. Clean up Coeymans. Allow people to actually build a house in a timely fashion, to hmmm maybe contribute to the tax base? That’s a novel thought. Because I don’t know, maybe people would want to move here and pay taxes. Oh, and buy things that people sell in the store front. And go to restaurants. Then maybe my taxes would go down and I can actually afford to live in this town.

    Stick the the facts, not the gossip.

    You are a typical “Ravenian”. Why don’t you use your semi writing talents and do something productive with your time as opposed to creating more drama in this town? Go suck some more mercury.


    • Fides qua Creditur

      April 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      With the exception of your opinion expressed in the first and the last paragraphs of your comments, which appear to be venting of your conspicuous frustration and anger, it may come as a surprise to you that I agree with what you you say in the two remaining paragraphs, and I think that I have expressed much of what you say–though much less emotionally and more eloquently–in the posts you’ve obviously been reading.

      I’m not from Coeymans or Ravena, so I guess my hands are tied with regard to doing anything there. Fortunately, I’m an outsider who knows how to get facts and how to present them to get the juices flowing (obviously). I don’t think an insider would see the things I’m seeing as clearly; too clouded by emotion (right?). Perhaps you need to take three deep breaths and think deeply about what I’ve been pointing out, and then present some thoughts in a reasonable manner that we can publish on this blog. Rants don’t work. Facts do. You seem to admit that in your “stick to the facts…” statement.

      As I’ve mentioned, I’m not a “Ravenian” (Is that a real word?) and thanks for your critique of my “semi writing talents” (shouldn’t “semi writing” be hyphenated? I’ll be sure to work on my writing skills, and as I progress, I’d appreciate your expert feedback on how I’m doing. Deal?

      Thanks very much for your comments and keep visiting and commenting!

      P.s. I’m not “the wife he betrayed.” Definitely not my type 😉


  4. Simon

    April 3, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Your timeline is all messed up.

    Rodney didn’t replace Cathy; there were several years in between. Like at least 4.

    Jerry didn’t get booted; he didn’t seek reelection.

    Scripture about taxes (Jesus was asked about paying taxes): Mark 12:17 Then Jesus said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And they were amazed at him.

    [Editor’s Note: We posted our response to this comment in “Just the Facts…Dumb Ass Award.”]


  5. Fides qua Creditur

    April 1, 2012 at 1:29 am

    I must admit kudos for the Ravena News-Herald’s even-handed and balanced coverage of the attacks made on School Board member Rodney Krzykowski in the article “Two call for board member’s resignation, others charge “witch hunt” BOE member Rodney Krzykowski- School attorney defends Krzykowski,” by Hilary Hawke of Hudson-Catskill Newspapers and published Thursday, March 22, 2012. It’s a very professional journalistic handling of the issues. It’s a breath of fresh air to read a journalist that doesn’t go into feeding frenzy at the smell of a drop of blood. Thank you Ms Hawke!


  6. springtime

    April 1, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Its about time!!!


  7. wyntre

    March 31, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Love this post!



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