Coeymans Supervisor Flach Defends Laverne Conrad

27 Feb

 All This Blog Wants From Our Readers Is For Them To Think…Not the Way You Have Been Thinking…Just Differently

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Ravena Mayor John Bruno Decides to Issue Share Certificates to Ravena Residents

Well, actually mayor John Bruno and the Ravena village council have not actually decided to issue share certificates to Ravena residents for their share in the initial investment of more than $40,000 in the mayor’s brain-fart Ravena Fitness Center. But we think that mayor John Bruno and wannabe mayor Nancy Warner, really should seriously consider issuing to each and every Ravena resident a certificate certifying the resident’s share in the investment and entitling that resident to a share in any profits, not that we feel that Bruno’s brain-fart idea will ever survive. Maybe Nancy Warner and Cathy Deluca, and the Ravena village council will underwrite any losses, too.Waddaya think, mayor? Ball’s in your court. You spent the money with the blessing of the village dodos, now make village residents feel good about it. Issue stock shares and guarantee a dividend out of your own pocket. You play pretty free and easy with public money; let’s see some of yours, Mayor Bruno!



FT Fitness Center Position.

The Village is seeking qualified applicants to oversee the day to day operations of the Fitness Center including, but not limited to: staffing, scheduling, budgeting, purchasing, development of promotional activities, ensure maintenance of equipment,educate and assist members and guests in the proper use of equipment, teach and coordinate group exercise classes and programs, conduct fitness evaluations, and other related duties. Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, Recreation or related field OR a minimum of 10 years experience in fitness programming, including 5 years of management experience is required.  Prior experience in scheduling, creating and conducting fitness classes and personal training a must.  Certified Personal Trainer with acceptable organization also required. Applications are available at the Village Office, 15 Mountain Road, Ravena 8:30AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Friday.
[Source: Village of Ravena website] 

These positions pay from $36,000-$60,000 a year plus benefits [Source: Pay Scale]! Where’s the money going to come from, Mayor Bruno! Cathy Deluca! Nancy “Wannabe Mayor” Warner: Where is the $$$MONEY$$$ coming from? Are you still ravaging the public treasury for your brain-fart idea? 

Coeymanazi Bully BoBo-Cops Picking on Local Youth

coeymans squat team

Coeymans PD Squat Team

Piture this: It’s a heated competitive basketball game. And it’s close. Emotions are on the rise. A couple of fans get a bit rowdy. fat copIn rush the BoBo-Cop Squat Team from Coeymans. Yeah, it’s a clown act, but they have police power. And what the hell! The fans like a little blood and guts so they sit there and…watch. After all, it’s someone else’s brats. They must deserve it, right? (You just wait ’til it’s your turn!)

You probably can remember the days when school sports fans let off a little steam, don’t you? It’s part of growing up and testing the ice. So you got a little rowdy. Did they call in the swat teams? I never recalled anything like that. And you never heard of anyone getting felony charges thrown at them.Well, that was another RCS and another Coeymans back then. It was a time when the local constable drove around and knew every kid by name and knew where you lived. It was a time when people stuck together and let kids be kids, they’d be grown ups all too soon. Everyone had to learn and get his or her own knocks in the process.

Things have changed. There’s no more constable, only a Coeymans Police Department that is made up of local thugs and discards from other police departments, or part-timers from other departments here just for the money. And when the kids get a bit rambunctious, they call out the Coeymans Squat Team (the Coeymanazi version of the swat team) to subdue the dastardly criminal teens.

But there seems to be a very ominous tendency in Coeymans these days: A few of our Coeymanazis have been picking on our youth and hitting them with felony charges, dragging them and their parents into family court. We commented on this some time ago in another article on this blog.
Are the Coeymans cops such cowards, bullies that they have to prove their mojo by bullying young people and trailer trash? The real criminals are apparently too tough for them.

maniac-copOr is this a way of creating more sheeple, a behind-the-scenes way to intimidate and to retaliate? Is the plan to get back at mom and dad through the kids. We’ve already reported on similar tactics at the RCS schools where teachers like Matt Miller, also the teachers union rep, allegedly incited students to go after RCS board of education members’ children when the budget deliberations were not going the teachers’ way. We also had Miller allegedly urging students to misbehave on this blog. Then what about the alleged harassment of RCS athletes by certain athletic coaches because the parents were objecting to certain of the coaches’ behavior? There’s a pattern here.

Why would anyone, even a Coeymanazi, want to criminalize kids for a little boisterousness? Felony charges? That’s outrageous! What ever happened to bringing the kids home and putting them at the parents’ mercy? Or even putting the parents on notice: Control your kids or you’re going before the judge.

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Rare Photo of a Baby-BoBo
[Courtesy of Nat’l Goonographic]

Another point I’d like to make is that these two kids, described in the Blotter as “two juvenile males” (did two juvenile males actually require the four law enforcement bobos?), were charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and criminal trespass. What a show that must have been! Can you imagine the anger that the four bobos, Yes! Four BoBo-Cops: Klein, Rinaldi, Thompson, and DoDo Darlington,  incited in the kids and their friends at being bullied and maltreated, publicly humiliated?!? Now that they’re soured and angry with law enforcement, what do you think their attitude will be in future? And if they end up with a conviction record? Well, wouldn’t you be pissed? Now that’s great police work and great community building, guys. Thanks a lot!

I suppose when the Coeymanazis like Klein, Rinaldi, Thompson, and Dardiani have an audience, they want to get their 15 minutes of infamy and show everyone they’re real tough. Bravo for you, BoBos! Now the juveniles have to lose a day from school, the parent or parents must take a day off from work, and all have to travel from Hudson to Albany. Makes a lot of sense. BoBo sense, that is.
(Based on the Police Blotter, Ravena News Herald, February 28, 2013, page 9)

Community Roundtable: Interim Superintendant of Schools, Dr Alan R. McCartney Bemoans Poor Attendance

roundtable community discussions matterThe RCS central school district featured a community roundtable on February 12, 2013. Dr McCartney lamented the poor attendance and looked for better response from the community for the upcoming community roundtable. We seriously wonder how the word about these events gets out, or doesn’t. There are plenty of FaceBook gossip mills with the RCS moniker attached to them such as RCS Friends and More, RCS Athletic Association, Save the Arts at RCS, but they all require a computer and some computer savvy to find. And yes, the RCS CSD has a website, but ditto, you need a computer and have to navigate the site (which ain’t easy) to find what you need.Doesn’t the RCS CSD have robocalling ability? Why not use that to get maximum attendance, although only households with children in the RCS schools would receive the call.

round-table-discussion-But Hey! Didn’t we recently post an article about getting the word out on what’s going on in our schools. Sure we did! It was actually targeting Dr McCartney. Our article, The RCS Community Needs to Know…, suggested that Dr McCartney use the local rag, the Ravena News Herald, to publish a weekly report on what’s going on in RCS schools. That never happened. Wonder why?

Supervisor Stephen Flach Comes Out in Defense of Laverne “Larry” Conrad.

A Bit of Overkill, if you don’t mind my saying so…

Coeymans Supervisor Stephen Flach devotes two columns in the February 28, Ravena News Herald, to defense tactics. But Mr Flach doesn’t utter a single word in defense of the Coeymans town boards’ decision to betray the residents of Coeymans and sell them into slavery to MidHudson Cable with that nefarious 15-year exclusive contract. We need to hear from Mr Flach about why that was done and how he expects Coeymans residents and Coeymans business to benefit from that extraordinary gesture of favoritism. Maybe he could appoint councilman Thomas E. “Tom” Dolan to present that justification to town residents. We need to feel good about this, Steve.

So Supervisor Flach doesn’t say a word in defense of the MidHudson Cable  affair. But first of all, Mr Flach comes to the defense of the Flach name, after the article by Bryan Rowzee, quoting Laverne “Larry” Conrad, drew some comments from readers on the News Herald blog that “disturbed” Mr Flach. To be fair, I have a lot of respect for the Flach family. If it weren’t for the Flachs’ ambitions, Ravena-Coeymans would probably have slowly sunk into the polluted Hudson in terms of businesses. Without the Flach family all we’d be left with would be the vultures who would pick the area clean, and the Coeymanazis who would clear the way for them.

Stephen Flach, though in some respects stymied and other respects too gentle, makes a good Christian effort to clear the air, so-to-speak, and Mr Flach defends the Flach empire’s name and its “relationship” with good ol’ Laverne Conrad, Coeymans building inspector. We’d expect that but we also expect more, much more, Mr Flach.

Mr Flach also notes that he appointed Laverne to a position in the sewer department (in addition to Laverne’s position as Coeymans building inspector)  Well, we couldn’t think of a better place to put Larry Conrad, to be very honest, even if it is billing. But Mr Flach could say nothing more true than what he says about Conrad: “Mr Conrad has a vast amount of knowledge in regards to our sewer system.” Yes, Larry Conrad does know a great deal about sewerage, and has been in so much shit in recent years, he’s surely the best choice to monitor Coeymans waste treatment. Congrats, Laverne! You get the Golden Turn award!

This one's for you, Laverne!

This one’s for you, Laverne!

Mr Flach also acknowledges that the village of Ravena and the Hamlet of Coeymans haven’t always gotten along…well, we have to be a little more accurate here. It’s the village and town halls that don’t get along, Mr Flach, not the people. Our recommendation is that the town of Coeymans support any movement that proposes that the village of Ravena be dissolved and made part of the hamlet of Coeymans or put both administrative units under one roof. There’s really no need for two administrations bickering over the same population. It’s stupid and it’s wasteful.

By the way, speaking of stupid and wasteful, where are we on eliminating the Coeymans PD., Mr Flach? Or was that just another nocturnal emission?

Laverne “Larry” Conrad is a good ol’ boy and is a member of the log-rolling team of the Coeymans Good O’ Boys Club, and plays all sides of the fence…did I say fence? Does he have a permit for that fence (Oops! You need a permit for a fence only in the village of Ravena! Sorry.)?

Now Mr Flach, we’d like to hear the defense of the MidHudson deal. Can we hear that one, please?

My cup is always half full. But I still need a drink!The Editor

My cup is always half full.
But I still need a drink!

The Editor

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8 responses to “Coeymans Supervisor Flach Defends Laverne Conrad

  1. Simon

    February 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Re: Community Roundtable

    It’s apathy. For the last 2 years they asked the public’s opinion and for participation. For the last 2 years, the opinions went ignored (even to the point of one year, hearing the opinion presentations AFTER the budget had been adopted by the BoE!).

    I have too many productive things to do to waste my time expressing my opinion in a forum where I have ZERO expectation that my opinion will be taken into account. I don’t even need people to agree with me. I would only need people to listen and consider.

    As a result, not only did I not go, but I didn’t even watch on TV.

    My opinion will be expressed on May 21st.



    • RCS Confidential

      February 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you, Simon. Your opinions, as you know well, count for a lot.

      In fact, your comment will become the basis for an article next week.

      I am sending your comment to the RCS CSD superintendent of schools, Dr Alan R. McCartney, and to the entire BoE with the admonition that I am following this personally.

      I’ll also ensure that the NYSED and BOCES hierarchy are also kept in the line of fire, too.

      Thank you! I’m pissed now.



      • Simon

        February 28, 2013 at 7:25 pm

        I only speak for myself. I don’t position myself to speak for anyone else, nor do I profess to have any knowledge as to how the community feels beyond three houses to the right and three houses to the left of me.

        But, I’ve given comments and opinions both in public and private. I’ve been minimized, mocked, and otherwise dismissed by all involved. Like I said, I don’t expect to be agreed with; only listened to and considered.

        So, I end up limiting my comments to anonymous posts on an opposing opinion blog. And expressed to family friends and closer community members.

        I don’t expect the school environment to change until (hopefully) July 1.



      • RCS Confidential

        February 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm



      • RCS Confidential

        February 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm

        Who cares which blog. Too many people think that agreement makes consensus. So they agree and oppose (versus appose, I suppose).

        We do distinguish between opinons, which are own, and comments, which are meant to influence others through our individual perceptions. There is a difference, you know. Think of it this way: When I ask for your opinion, I’m asking what you, personally, think, or how you personally feel (emotionally) about something. When I ask you to comment on something, I’m actually asking you to assess the something and then to provide a position for consideration, said position possibly contributing to a change in my own position.

        That’s a problem we are always experiencing: the fact that language is not taught in the sense of it hermeneutics, it’s semantics. Hence, we have so many misunderstandings. One uses language communicatively, another uses it ignorantly and insensitively, and presumtively to use words simply to respond (in the process the intrinsics are lost); in other terms, words feel so good in people’s mouths, they like to fill them (their mouths) with them (words). That’s an illustration of a statement, which, without the parentheticals, would be meaningless or at best ambiguous, but a statement that would nevertheless be used in response (as I did) to a statement, but not contributing to communication.

        Am I being too pedantic? I do hope so!

        The Editor


    • HWV

      February 28, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      I sent the comments to the Superintendent of RCS schools and to the entire RCS BoE.

      I just read the following comments on a popular blog.

      I think it would behoove you all to take note and take appropriate action before the shite hits the proverbial fan. If what the commentators write is true definitive steps have to be taken both at RCS CSD official levels, at RCS CSD BoE levels, both in executive and in public sessions.

      It would also be advisable if Ms Whalen, Mr Latter, Mr Engel would keep in executive session what needs to be kept in executive session, that is, if they were to present a more professional and less vitriolic presence in public session, showin a bit more decorum and less acrid argumentativeness in public session. It would also help if someone would administer to Mr Reville some epinephrine or CPR to ensure he’s alive at the meetings.

      That having been said, Mr Bohlendorf’s comment should be an embarrasment to all concerned; Fides’ comment should be a red flag.

      If they, McCartney and the entire BoE, don’t take notice, they should all be dumped.



      • Simon

        February 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

        Don’t know what blog that comes from, but I disagree with some of it.

        I *want* the BoE members to disagree. I was once told that the worst thing for a school was a X-0 voting school board. I agree. I *want* opposing opinions. As silly as it sounds, go ahead and talk for 2 hours about hot dogs at football games. At least it’d let us members of the public know that you’re actually all participating in the process and the fix isn’t in. That you all have opinions and we can see the decision making process and not just the school’s business being done in 20 minute sessions.

        And the commentator lost their credibility when trying to make a funny at Mr. Reville’s expense. But, I don’t know in what context the post was made on some other unknown site. Perhaps it was a more lighthearted conversation.



      • RCS Confidential

        February 28, 2013 at 7:44 pm

        Maybe. But I do agree that Reville could show some signs of life in the videos. Seems every time the video pans in on him, he’s playing with a bottle, or fiddling with his laptop, yawhing, gazing into space, etc. Yes, he could use some stimulation (maybe a cattle prod, a fazer?). He’s been elected to a position of responsibility and I, personally, have yet to hear him make any statement of sense. Sorry, but I do review those videos rather critically. He’s a dud, in my opinion, and was probably put up to run for the position because of his relationship with Howard “Bray” (isn’t that what a jackass does?) Engel. Go figure.

        I apparently look deeper than you do and more circumspectly when I appreciate comments. But then, I don’t have any bones to pick. I can afford to be generous etc. in my opinions and in appreciating others’ (as YOU know well).

        The Editor



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