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Cart before the Horse: RCS Sports Association Operating a Shell Game [Again]?

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

Special Notice: We make every effort to be truthful, complete, fair, and balanced on this blog; therefore, if you see anything that you know to be false or incorrect, or if you have additional information to clarify any issue, please let us know by e-mailing your information or by leaving a comment. It’s very important to us that we don’t fall into the same category as those whom this blog is intended to expose. Thank you very much in advance for your coöperation and assistance!

WTH! Is the RCS Sports Association Operating Illegally Again?

RCS Sports Association Has it Ass-End-Backwards AGAIN

RCS Sports Association
Has it Ass-End-Backwards
AGAIN

The RCS Sports Association is selling Raffle tickets for something they don’t have: permission to build a new concession stand. Have they done all the preparation necessary to get permission for the stand? Or are they operating illegally again. Is it time to get their non-profit status taken away permanently?

fraudOperating a concession on RCS CSD property, public property, is open to anyone or any organization that satisfies the RCS CSD standard policy for operating a stand or booth on the property. It does not grant monopoly status. Furthermore, the last time we heard, to operate a concession on the school property you had to go through the formal proposal process, provide up-to-date documentation of your organization, your officers, your financial status, your tax status, detailed operation plans, insurance coverage, etc. Our investigations show, at least up to the time of this posting, that none of the above has been done by the District or by the RCS Sports Association. Why not?!?

Based on past RCS Sports Association practices, we’d also like to ask whom the RCS Sports Association is backing in the upcoming elections and whether they are using Association funds to underwrite any campaign. If anyone has that information, we’d appreciate it if you’d let us know.

The RCS Sports Association Raffle TicketLegal or Fraud?

The RCS Sports Association Raffle Ticket
Legal or Fraud?

We have purchased a RCS Sports Association raffle ticket for $20. The tickets are allegedly being sold to raise funds for a new concession stand. Now that we have a ticket in our possession, we need to ask several questions:
 
Our investigations have shown that apparently

  • there has been no public bidding for the 2013-2014 year for any concessions for the RCS school district;
  • the RCS Sports Association does not yet have authorization or approval to construct a new concession stand on RCS school property;
  • the RCS Sports Association has not yet presented a plan to the RCS board of education informing the board of such a plan or the plan has not been publicized for public comment;
  • there has been no public information put out that the RCS Sports Association is authorized to sell raffle tickets impliedly representing or that they have approval and authority to construct a new concession stand, and representing the implied endorsement of the RCS CSD (“implied endorsement” is giving the impression that you have endorsement but really don’t);
  • the RCS Sports Association has apparently not submitted to the RCS CSD or to the RCS board of education architectural or business plans, estimates, etc. for such a project.
  • The RCS Sports Association, although it has no official connection with the RCS CSD and is not endorsed by the RCS CSD, further misrepresents its implied connection and endorsement by misusing the RCS mascot logo on the ticket. Who gave them permission to use the RCS sports teams logo on their association material?
RCS Indians Mascot
RCS Indians Mascot
Being Misused?
  • And the list goes on!

Isn’t the District procedure to request proposals for such a project or for concession operators? Or has that procedure been waived (= forgotten) for special cases?

Has the RCS Sports Association filed all the necessary paperwork to operate on RCS CSD property, public property? As public property, there is no such thing as favoritism and anyone who can satisfy the requirements, the same requirements applied to the RCS Sports Association, can operate a concession on the school property. Right? So maybe we all should go out and sell raffle tickets for our hotdog stand, or our pizza cart, or our nachos booth! Sounds like a plan if we all operate like the RCS Sports association!
 

The Only Way RCS Knows

The Only Way RCS Knows

Putting the Cart before the Horse: It looks like the RCS Sports Association, an organization that has no  official relationship with the RCS Central School District and is not an RCS CSD department, is up to its old tricks again. Has the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District again lost control of the arrogant maverick calling itself the RCS Sports Association? Is the RCS district being set up by the RCS Sports Association for another embarassment, another scandal?

We are asking the RCS CSD why this situation exists and is allowed to go on. Haven’t we learned anything in the past about how the RCS Sports Association operates? Has the RCS CSD again lost control of this gang who are not officially associated with the school district yet act like they’re running things?

One of our readers asked about the rules attached to the ticket, so we’re reproducing them here and commenting on them below:

Rules

(1) Winning numbers are determined by the three “3” numbers of the NEW YORK State Evening Pick – 3 Lottery as matched to the number appearing in the box located on each calendar. Each calendar acquired will have a unique 3 – digit number. (2) All cash winnings will be determined by the amount of money indicated on each day of the calendar. (3) All numbers are played straight as drawn. (4) All winners will be paid in a timely fashion. (5) The State of NEW YORK may have bonus days. On those days, the first three “3” digit numbers corresponding to the “Evening Pick – 3 Number” drawn will be honored. (6) The organization will determine each winner from the numbered information sheet completed with the acquisition of each calendar. (7) Each information sheet must be filled out accurately at the time of donation and winnings will be administered by an authorized representative of this organization. This fundraising project is in no way related with the lottery of any state and nothing has been bought or sold. Donations are made and random prizes are selected using an impartial random number generator. For further information about this fundraiser, please contact Jena Misuraca at 518 – 522 – 4776 or rrornrrajena@gmail.com Sports Information Media         http://www.sportsinfomedia.com

The RCS Sports Association Raffle Ticket is a Mass of Contradictions:

 The ticket (see the illustration above) clearly says that the person is making a “$20 donation.” It does not “suggest” a $20.00 donation but states that the donation is $20.00. In other words, if you don’t “donate” $20.00 you can’t participate. This means that the “price” of the ticket is $20 and you are paying for or purchasing a ticket which allows you to participate.  Unless the RCS Sports Association is not making the “donation” optional or accepting any amount for the ticket, the “price” of the ticket is $20.00. In other words, the RCS Sports Association is selling you a ticket allowing you to participate and you are purchasing that right to participate for $20. This logically contradicts Rule No. (7) which reads in pertinent part: “nothing has been bought or sold.” So, having bought a $20 ticket, shouldn’t the RCS Sports Association be collecting sales tax?

Rule (1) seems to be stating that the winning number will be the number drawn by the NYS Evening Pick – 3 drawing. That means that at least 999 tickets have to be sold by the RCS Sports Association to cover the possible numbers drawn on any evening. What it does not say is that if 999 tickets are not sold –  – say only 150 tickets are sold at $20 each to cover the promised “more than $3000” possible in prizes, at least 849 numbers will not match and will have no winners. The odds are very, very slim for your $20 investment. Each calendar has only one unique three – digit number so the odds are still pretty slim. In order to cover all possible numbers between 000 and 999, at least 999 tickets have to be sold.

According to Rule (2), it looks like the RCS Sports Association has budgeted a total of about a maximum of $375 in possible payouts each week. What if they don’t make the sales to cover 8 weeks of possibly $375 obligations per week or more than $3000 in possible payouts? Are they promising more than they can offer? Or is Jena Misuraca going to cover any shortfalls?

Rule 3 is pretty straightforward— we think but we can’t know for certain—, if the numbers 1, 2, and 3 are drawn on a particular day, the holder of unique 3 – digit number 123 is apparently the winner on that day; in other words 321 or 132 etc. will not be paid. What is implied is that there is only one possible winner on each day but then that would not cover the full possible range of 899 possible 3 – digit numbers that could be drawn; if it did, the possible winnings would exceed the total of at least $3000. So the deck is stacked against the buyer of a ticket. To cover the $3000 possible total winnings at least 150 tickets have to be sold at $20 each just to break even. But the deck is stacked because there are 61 days on which only 1 purchaser can win each day. This means that out of the 999 possible numbers drawn, there can be only 61 winners (June has 30 days and July has 31 days  =  61 days x 1 number and 1 drawing per evening). So theoretically, if the barest minimum number tickets (150) are sold to cover the $3000, only 61 persons can win out of 150 total tickets sold and that’s out of a possible total number of 999 possible numbers that can be drawn every evening! The odds are not good, they’re infinitessimally bad!

And the statement “61 Chances to Win” is not only misleading but mathematically inaccurate!

 We loved Rule (4): “All winners will be paid in a timely fashion.” But what exactly does it mean? Paid immediately. In a week? In a month? In a year? “Timely fashion” is a bit vague and ambiguous.

Rule (6) mentions that “The organization will determine each winner from the numbered information sheet completed with the acquisition of each calendar.” Wait a minute. Didn’t we just read that winners are determined by the NYS Lottery Evening Pick-3? What’s the deal now? I don’t recall having provided any information nor having received any information sheet. Normally the numbers on the ticket would be secret until the purchaser scratches the film off. It seems that if there is a “numbered information sheet,” the numbers are not secret. There’s a problem with this, since the winning numbers are not being drawn locally but relying on the New York State Lottery Evening Pick – 3, the sellers of the tickets don’t need to know who has what number.

The rules also state that the “winnings will be administered by an authorized representative of this organization.” (Rule 7). I’m not sure how to understand this statement that “winnings will be administered by an authorized representative” of the RCS Sports Association. If anyone has any clue what this means, please help us. Rule 7 goes on to say that “Donations are made and random prizes are selected using an impartial random number generator.” This cannot be correct. First of all, whether the “donation” is really a donation is questionable. And the donation I made was certainly not made by “an impartial random number generator,” it was made by me, an impartial blog owner! And the prizes are not randomly selected, they are specifically set for each day of each week of the months of June and July, very regularly: Sun. $75, Mon. $40, Tue $40, Wed $40, Thu $40 Fri $40 and Sat $100 ($375 per week). There’s nothing random about the prizes, which are not really prizes, but awards. The RCS Sports Association is talking Double-Dutch, double-talk where I come from!

Another disturbing point is that nowhere on the ticket is the RCS Sports Association clearly identified as being the operator of the so – called “raffle”. Furthermore, nowhere on the ticket is any statement made to the effect that the proceeds from the raffle will be used for the purpose of building a concession stand, much less exclusively for that purpose.

The ticket does not properly notify the purchaser that the RCS Sports Association is allegedly operating as a non – profit organization—Is it a non-profit?—and it does not give the organization’s registration number.

The ticket does not properly notify the purchaser that the claims made on the ticket are indemnified by any kind of insurance, should the RCS Sports Association be unable to make good on its claims.

The ticket lists Jena Misuraca as a contact person and shows some obscure entity called Sports Information Media wwwsportsinformedia.com without any specific or clear statement what Sports Information Media has to do with the so – called raffle. Going to that website we find:

“Sports Information Media provides customized professional-looking printed sports products and is the industry leader in high quality carbonless, multi-part lineup cards and roster cards for any sport. If you don’t see what you want, give us a call and we can make it for you.”

So what exactly has this Sports Information Media company or whatever it is have to do with the alleged concession stand or with the RCS Sports Association. That’s yet another question that needs to be answered.

There are too many contradictions, too many loose ends to satisfy even the most gullible resident in the RCS school district.

Our advice to the RCS Central School District is: Keep you distance from this one and stand by your established policies for proper credentialing of any applicant, complete applications, deliberation, voting  by the board, and public bidding!

Anyone selling raffle tickets in good faith should have the prize or the objective legally in their hands. The RCS Sports Association does not have any of the necessary formalities or paperwork but are selling raffle tickets. This situation is tantamount to selling raffle tickets for a car you don’t own. It’s FRAUD.

In addition to all of the above, how is the RCS Sports Association complying with IRS tax laws relating to the winnings? Who is liable for the tax? There is no statement covering the tax issues on the ticket. Is the $20 donation tax deductable? Is the $20 price for the ticket subject to sales tax? Are the winnings subject to tax? Are the revenues made by the RCS Sports Association being reported propertly? This sounds like a very messy operation, if you ask me!

 We’d like answers to these questions. How about you?

In the meantime, Wanna buy a raffle ticket?

Be One! Help Clean Up RCS The Editor

Be One!
Help Clean Up RCS
The Editor

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

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Picnic or Coeymanazi Rally? RCS Friends & More Endorse Their Candidates

RCS Friends and More Plan a Coeymanazi Love Fest to Endorse thier Own Special-Interest Lackeys to Run for Seats on the RCS  Board of Education !

You Will Be When You Learn About These Candidates!

You Will Be When You Learn About These Candidates!
And for very good reasons, too!

[Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Sarah Engel, friendsofrcs@yahoo.com] The Deluca-Dominated and Teachers Union Sympathizer Facebook Group, RCS Friends and More, Has Announced a Political Picnic to Endorse Three Special-Interest Union Sympathizers, Who Are Runing for Seats on Our Board of Education. The group RCS Friends and More has publicly announced their endorsement of James Latter, Peter E. Brown, and Jason Hyslop as candidates for the board. Here’s why you should reject all three.

Fairness Starts with Thinking. Fairness Starts with Truth

Fairness Starts with Thinking.
Fairness Starts with Truth

Anyone who has followed this blog will know that we have consistently raised our opposition to anyone being elected to be a board of education member who is a teacher, a retired teacher, or who is closely related to a teacher. We feel very strongly that such people will find it difficult or impossible to vote impartially on issues that are not supported by the teachers or the teachers union, and will oppose any issue that the teachers or the teachers union opposes. This guarantees a dysfunctional board of education inappropriately influenced by special interests and not by the concerns of the community, residents, parents, and taxpayers at large. That’s UNFAIR.

Think of it this way: We don’t allow family members or friends of the accused on a jury deciding the case, do we? Why would that be?

We have also consistently said that if the teachers or the teachers union has anything to say that might sway the board of education vote, it can be said like any other interested resident or parent or taxpayer from the speakers podium during public comment. That’s Fair.

In addition, if the board of education needs or wants the specific input of the teachers or a teacher, the board can request that a teacher to attend ex officio, that is without voting rights, at board meetings or be called in on an advisory capacity to provide the teachers'(not the unions!) perspective on an issue. That’s fair.

Those are all very sensible and practical ways of avoiding the obstacles we have experienced over the past several years when the RCS board of education has had teachers, retired teachers, spouses of teachers, close relatives of teachers march in lockstep and vote as a group rather than individually. This is very detrimental to the board’s effectiveness. That’s UNFAIR.

But what can you expect from them? They’re only human. They would feel like traitors if they voted against a family member or their friends and colleagues. It’s only natural! I, you would, too, if you were asked to vote against your wife or co-worker.

So, that having been said, let’s look at the candidates supported by the RCS Friends and More Facebook group, who are putting their candidates on exhibit at a “public” picnic at Hendrik Hudson Park on Saturday, April 27.

First of all, we should mention that the RCS Friends and More is a Facebook group that is dominated by “Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca (of board of education misinformation and Coeymanazi infamy) and Cathy Deluca (of Ravena Health and Fitness Club infamy) and the group around the Delucas. What this means is that the RCS Friends and More is dominated by a very nasty and questionable group, even though it may include some very fine people. We advise caution if you’re considering getting involved with the group. They don’t have a very good reputation for tolerance or neighborliness. That’s UNFAIR.

You know what to expect because the RCS Friends and More group have already identified the picnic as a political event when they write in their announcement:

We are pleased to endorse all three candidates who are highly skilled and competent to serve on the RCS Board of Education.

And you already know it’s going to be a love-fest of propaganda and wolves-in-sheep’s clothing circulating among the visitors. Here’s what they write in their announcement:

These candidates are committed to ensuring that the students of RCS receive a quality education at a reasonable cost to the community and taxpayers…and intend to run on a platform of returning respect, quality, and integrity to the RCS School District.

Well, apart from being extremely vague and ambiguous, it doesn’t tell us very much that anyone really can get their teeth into, and is only commonsense that we would expect such attitudes in the candidates. Isn’t it? Again, the candidates are telling us WHAT they are going to do…so far no one’s ASKED us.

And let’s not forget that this is the same group that behaved generally uncivilly and disrespectfully at board meetings like a bunch of cattle, shouting, standing on chairs, shouting across the aisles, pointing fingers from the speakers podium, whining, complaining, accusing, etc. etc., and making a spectacle of themselves. It’s the same bunch that got the RCS CSD into a pickle with their behavior at the polling places and their nasty campaign tactics that got the district investigated.  And now we’re supposed to believe they’ve made a 180 degree change. Why should we believe anything’s changed? It’s still the same group and the leopard can’t change its spots!

Well, the truth is that they are full of turd matter. The bunch that makes up the RCS Friends and More group—or at least the ones who dominate the group—are the very ones who mislead you regarding the 2% tax levy and were pushing for a 3.5% tax levy! “Reasonable cost?” One of the group’s leaders, Jerry Deluca, confused tax rate with tax levy in his public statements, and his wife, Cathy Deluca, another leader of the group, came out with a public statement correcting him! No facts, just loads of a hot air from balloon-shaped people. One of the group’s leaders, Jerry Deluca, again, in a public statement, admitted he know how people were voting—votes are supposed to be secret, aren’t they? And these are the people endorsing Latter, Brown, and Hyslop. Forget about it!

Calling It What It Is!

Calling It What It Is!

So, let’s look at their candidates whom you’ll have an opportunity to meet at the so-called “picnic” a picnic that will probably be a surveillance operation and a precious propaganda moment for most of the group’s leaders. The picnic is going to be a Coeymanazi pep rally.

The Best Place for James Latter

The Best Place for
James Latter

latterWe’ll start with James Latter, who  is an employee of the Saudi Arabian company, Sabic (as is Jason Hyslop). Latter, who is a current board member, and who has been highly visible to most of us as a whiner and a someone who just simply can’t get his facts right. He’s been caught with his pants around his ankles so many times we don’t have space to list them here. But you will recall his multiple scandals last year, his recent repeated “I don’t like the budget” at the special budget meeting (but he never gave any reasons Why? he didn’t like the budget). His insistance on voting on a grant issue without the board having had the time to read the lengthy application. And the list goes on. His sole function on the board is to oppose the other side and to vote like a robot with the teachers union. This is a useless pile of flesh on the board and he needs to spend his time at Weight Watchers, not on a board of education.

Peter E. Brown

Peter E. Brown

Peter E. Brown. We won’t waste space on this shady character. To be entirely honest, Brown’s wife, Mary Partridge-Brown, does some good in the community: she helps out at the high-school library, she does book drives, etc. To deny that she does good things would be just dishonest. It’s not what she does in the open but what she does behind the scenes that bothers us. She recently announced her husband’s candidacy on Facebook without even giving his name. He’s a lawyer (one attorney, the school-district attorney, is enough on one board of education). Mary Partridge-Brown is very close to Matt-the-Mutt Miller, who is the teachers union (NYSUT) dog in the district. Peter E. Brown is discussed at length in our article about Brown (click on the link below).

As far as we know, Peter E. Brown has never attended a board of education meeting. As far as we know, Peter E Brown has never addressed the board of education in public comment. Now he wants your vote. This is a candidate to avoid at all costs.

Jason Hyslop is a relative nobody. But what is clear is that he is (1) a member of the RCS Friends and More clique, (2) he is friends with James Latter (they both work at the Saudi Arabian company Sabic and they’re both endorsed by RCS Friends). That in itself labels him quite nicely.

Jason Hysop

Jason Hysop

Hyslop is right on one count though: The average parent and community member is not well represented on the current board. The present board has one retired teacher, Alice Whalen, who continues activity in the schools; one active teacher, Howard “Bray” Engel who is married to a teacher Sarah Engel; two members are closely related to teachers, James Latter is married to a teacher and Edward “Teddy” Reville (he’s married to Howard Engel’s sister). No! The average parent and taxpayer is not sufficiently represented on the present board: there are simply 4 too many members who are or have very close relations with teachers and the teachers union, that is, Matt-the-Mutt Miller and NYSUT. In other words, almost half of the RCS board of education is representing a special interest group. That’s not right! Mr Hyslop’s own statement:

It quickly became clear that the average parent and community member was not represented on the current board. It is my opinion that this representation is crucial to have a more well-rounded and diverse board and, ultimately, a better foundation for our children’s education.

Jason Hyslop

Jason Hyslop

We agree with you Mr Hyslop! And, in view of your endorsement by the Deluca-dominated RCS Friends and More, and your connections with James Latter and Sabic, we don’t think that you are the man who will make the board any more representative of the community. In fact, we think you’ll have a negative effect on the board.

We recommend that RCS residents and voters avoid Mr Hyslop because of his inconsistency and his questionable relationships.

What You See versus What You Get

What You See versus What You Get

We hope it’s clearer now that the candidates being endorsed by the Deluca – dominated and teachers union sympathizer group calling themselves RCS Friends and More are candidates that will be sockpuppets for the special interests of the teachers and the teachers union. These candidates, James Latter, Peter E. Brown, and Jason Hyslop, have already branded themselves by their relationships and the endorsement by RCS Friends and More. They are candidates that will not adequately balance the board and will not represent the average parent and community member on the board. We know that from past experience.

Friends, the Delucas, Latter, Brown, Hyslop, Partridge-Brown, Miller, the Engels, Whalen are all in bed together.>/big>

The “Friends”, the Delucas, Latter, Brown, Hyslop, Partridge-Brown, Miller, the Engels, Whalen are all in bed together. It’s a real cozy bunch.

We’ve been fortunate in past months, since the last budget vote, the last board of education elections, and the hiring of a professional administrator, Dr Alan R. McCartney, and we have been able to experience the difference that a board majority that truly represents the average parent and community member can make a difference. Jeff Lukens, Mike Robbins (vice – president), Judy Sylvester, Rodney Krzykowski and John Vadney (president) are not teachers, they are truly representatives of the average parent and the average community member. They have done great things over the past year and, if we put other non – special interest people on the board—not the likes of candidates endorsed by RCS Friends and More—, we can watch this district SOAR. That’s FAIR!

Bullshit Stops Here

Bullshit Stops Here

But PLEASE! Don’t let us discourage you! Please attend the Coeymanazi rally and  picnic the 1st Annual Friends of RCS Picnic is this Saturday (April 27) from 3-6 p.m.  at the Henry Hudson Park Pavilion. You’ll meet the clique, the candidates, probably get your mugshot on Jerry Deluca’s cell phone, maybe even get your name in the official Coeymanazi gazette, the Ravena News Herald. If it’s a nice day it may be an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, just don’t stand downwind of the piles of bullshit that will be walking around!

The Editor

The Editor

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Stupidity or Entrapment?

As Often as We Try to Give the Coeymans Cuckoos the Benefit of Doubt; As Often as We Try to Think of Them as Competent, They Manage to Pull the Rug from Under Us!

Is this Stupidity or Entrapment?

Is this Stupidity or Entrapment?

For several weeks now I’ve been driving down Rt 144 entering the Hamlet of Coeymans and I’ve been seeing this sign while driving in the southbound lane. The sign reads “Trucks Entering” and, as you can see, is equipped with red flags, so you are on the alert for trucks. So while you’re looking for the trucks, you may miss the 30 mph sign that is completely hidden by the warning sign.

Is this Just Stupidity or Is It Entrapment?

But if you leave your car, walk to the other side of the road, this is what it looks like.

It's Stupidity!

It’s Stupidity!

How many times do you think the Coeymans Police cruise past this sign and can’t help but notice that  it’s completely blocking a 30 mph speed limit sign? The speed limit before the sign is 55 mph so if you don’t know the sign is there, you’re doing 55 mph in a 30 mph zone—25 miles over the “posted” speed limit. What do you think that will cost you? But the warning sign blocks the “posted” speed limit from view!

Now, I’ll ask again: In the several weeks that I’ve been noting the blocked speed limit sign, how many times do you think a Coeymans patrol car drives past it? At least once a shift? More? It would take only once for a cop with a pair of eyes and half a brain to notice the problem. But that’s giving the Coeymans police too much credit.

So, your coming down 144, see the “trucks entering” warning and you’re looking for trucks. Right? Then you see the second 30 mph speed limit sign farther down the road BUT TOO LATE!

Too Late! DoDo Cop is Hiding and Has Already Clocked You! You're Cooked!

Too Late! DoDo Cop is Hiding and Has Already Clocked You! You’re Cooked!

So, I have to ask you readers, residents, visitors, victims: Is this simple stupidity or is it calculated entrapment?

Any reasonably thinking person would expect law enforcement to ensure that posted permanent speed limit signs are not obscured by temporary warning signs. In fact, if the “trucks entering” signs belong to a private company, the fact that they are so placed that they obscure a lawfully posted speed limit would subject the owner of the sign to a violation citation, you’d think. But maybe Coeymans just doesn’t care!

The sign is there, you should have seen it. It doesn’t matter if there’s another sign blocking it and you’re looking for the killer trucks that are entering. But too late, you’re cooked.

Yeah, Sucka! You Been Had!

Yeah, Sucka! You Been Had!

The Coeymans Police have again disappointed us with their conspicuous stupidity and their indifference to the safety of residents, citizens and visitors. Common sense would demand that if a Coeymans cop sees that the speed limit sign is blocked that he take steps to correct the situation for everyone’s safety. The “trucks entering” sign would be just as effective behind the speed limit sign. But that would require a brain, wouldn’t it?

We think that this might be an instance of entrapment. They don’t expose the speed limit, you’re supposed to have x-ray vision, you’re doing 25 mph over the speed limit, DoDo cop’s hiding just beyond the second 30 mph speed limit sign, zapps you and you get to plead sucker before jingle-judge George Dardiani or Phil Crandall. They downgrade the offense, you pay a steep fine but count yourself lucky, and everybody’s happy! NOT!

We’d like to ask someone to FOIL the speeding tickets issued by the Coeymans Police Department over the past month, but if you do, make certain you specify that you want the location where the ticket was issued and the speed. You don’t need names or personal details, just the location and the speed. We’ll do the rest.

And the American Idiot Award Goes to The Coeymans Police Department The Editor

And the American Idiot Award Goes
to

The Coeymans Police Department
Congratulations!
The Editor

 

Bruno, Deluca, Warner Squirming to Cover It Up

The Ravena Health and Fitness Center Has Become a Monkey on the Backs of Co-Conspirators and Crooks Ravena Mayor John Bruno, Center-Manager-Appointee Cathy Deluca, and Give-the-Library-an-Eviction-Notice Nancy Biscone-Warner

Mayor Bruno, Cathy Deluca, Nancy Warner, Marty Case are All Squirming to Find a Way out of the Pickle They're In.

Mayor Bruno, Cathy Deluca, Nancy Warner, Marty Case are All Squirming to Find a Way out of the Pickle They’re In.

Marlene McTigue and the Ravena News Herald owe this community some honesty. McTigue and the News Herald have to stop deceiving their subscribers with lies and cover-up stories. The Ravena Health and Fitness story is deceptive and misleading. It makes a feeble attempt to make something very bad look pretty good. It’s not and McTigue and the News Herald have to tell the truth, not cover up the lies!

So it goes with the Official Ravena-Coeymanazi Gazette, the Ravena News Herald and local News Herald editor, Marlene McTigue continues the unethical News Herald tradition of misinformation.(Yes. It’s the same Marlene McTigue who put her 5th-grade daughter, Maddie, up to plug the teachers union’s misinformation tactic that failed re: the 2013-14 RCS school budget—despite Matt Miller, Jerry Deluca, and a gaggle of teachers the 2% tax levy passed, defeating their proposed 3.5+%), is right there to misinform the public and to try to haul Bruno’s, Deluca’s and Warner’s arses out of the mess they’ve gotten themselves into with this travesty of community expense, the Ravena Fitness Center!

We’ve reported previously on how Mayor John Bruno and Nancy Biscone-Warner, together with Marty Case and Cathy Deluca, met behind closed doors to hatch this latest idiotic abuse of public office and scam, the Ravena Fitness Center. Ran out and spent some $40,000 of taxpayer money on used fitness equipment and forged ahead with their little scam without a single public hearing, no public comment, and keeping taxpayers and local residents absolutely in the dark.

We recently reported that the Ravena fitness Center is forecast to cost Ravena taxpayers more than $150,000 in 2014. That while the tax base is dwindling, storefronts continue to be boarded up, residential properties have lost value, and everyone’s trying to avoid getting swallowed up by monster potholes! That’s the Mayor John Bruno legacy for Ravena’s upcoming centennial.

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The article appearing in the April 25, 2013, Ravena News Herald, “Ravena Health and Fitness Center gearing up to hit the ground running,” penned by Marlene McTigue, avoids all mention of the crookery that is going on, and paints an overly rosey picture of this public scam.

Recall, dear readers, that we frequently throw out the term Coeymanazis, Incest Club, and Teachers Clique. All of these are intimately related: The Coeymanazis are headed by the Deluca pair, Cathy and Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca, who are very closely associated with the teachers clique (a failing bunch of hypocrites on the RCS CSD board of education), who are beholding to outed double-dipper teachers union rep “Matt-the-Mutt” Miller, who is the local lackey for the New York State United Teachers union (NYSUT) in the RCS district. And who do you think is very, very close friendly-like with Matt-the-Mut Miller? It’s  Mary Partridge-Brown of the elect lawyer n0-show-at-board-meetings Peter E. Brown gang.

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Now let’s connect the dots on the Ravena village council with the dots on the Ravena Health and Fitness Center scam artists. Here we have Marlene McTigue of the Ravena News Herald painting a pretty picture of Mayor John Bruno’s heroic act of “repurposing” the RCS Community Library space, to create a useless waste of money, a fitness center. Just what Ravena needs. Right? And we then have Cathy Deluca, wife of loudmouth, now pretty much disgraced, Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca, a much disliked thug on the Coeymans police, a.k.a. Bobo Cop, and keeper of DoDo Cop, Gregory Darlington. Cathy Deluca is typically making nice while she’s conniving to screw someone or the entire community; hubby BoBo Dirty-Hands Jerry is usually waddling around playing law enforcement or mouthing off some nonsense at a school board meeting.

The good news is that recently people in the community are starting to wake up and think. They’re starting to question the lies and misinformation; they’re starting to fight back. Since last year, Matt Miller has lost a lot of credibility in his own circles. First he was fired from his double-dipping “energy manager” position for which he was soaking the district for $18,000 in addition to his teacher salary of about $80,000. He tried to badmouth Dr Alan R. McCartney and prevent his being hired to be RCS CSD superintendent. That failed. He tried to get a board member RK removed from the school board. That failed. His most recent shameful defeat was his failure and Jerry Deluca’s failure to force the school board to accept a more than 3.5% increase in the tax levy; they lost that battle, too, when the board passed Dr McCartney’s 2.0% budget. There’s nothing positive about those people and the only thing you can depend on them to do is to take care of themselves. Just like Cathy Deluca is doing: padding her nest with taxpayer money, $30,000 of  it. We see right through them. Can’t you?

Are ya still with me? We have already identified Marlene McTigue as being in league with the teachers and the teachers union rep, Matt-the-Mutt Miller, and having put her 5th-grade daughter up to plug the teachers outlandish demand for a tax levy increase. But the plot thickens even more if you’re following this, because the teacher on the Ravena village council and social studies teacher at the high school, Marty Case, chimes in obliviously, obviously trying to cover up the sting of public outrage:

“We’re going to be getting a new fitness center and a new library, healthy bodies, healthy minds, it will be a great thing for our community.” (Marty Case, village councilman)

What we need are some “healthy minds” on the village council, the town board. Never mind the “healthy bodies.” The idiot seems to have forgotten that the entire behind-closed-doors conspiracy could just land Mr Case jobless and censured by the NYSED for his involvement in allegedly illegal activity. He also failed to mention the fact that the library’s rent was raised some $600 a month by the village of Ravena because the library couldn’t occupy the new location because Rocco Persico’s (Ravena village council member) cousin, Donny Persico, was delayed in getting a bank loan to finish the remodeling of the location. By the way, that $600 a month increase comes out of the library’s budget, RCS and New Baltimore property  taxpayer monies. Nope. That wasn’t mentioned in the McTigue article either.

Are you still with me? Be patient. Now, Nancy Warner is a Biscone, a cousin to shyster Michael Biscone of Ravena village attorney infamy. Nancy Warner has also been village of Ravena treasurer for about 25-30 years but can’t seem to keep the books straight (Remember the state audit last year and its scathing assessment of Ravena accounting, rather lack of it) nor keep Mayor John Bruno aware of his financial responsibilities under the law (Remember his unforgettable statement, “I didn’t know…”).  Then there’s Cathy Deluca, who managed one failed fitness center in Ravena, and now has been hand-picked to manage the next failed fitness center in Ravena: the Ravena Health and Fitness Center.

 One thing I have to hand to McTigue, she got the wording perfectly when she writes:

“Newly appointed Fitness Center Director Cathy Deluca said ‘We’re ready to hit the ground running…'”

Couldn’t have chosen the words more perfectly, “newly appointed fitness center director Cathy Deluca.” Yes, Cathy, you’d damned well better “hit the ground running,” especially when the investigations start up. And we’ll make sure they do start up (we’re filing a complaint with the Secretary of State and the Office of the State Attorney General demanding an investigation of the village of Ravena’s creation of the Health and Fitness Center. We’d like you to support that effort but more on that later).

Reality is Reality. Truth is Truth.

Reality is Reality.
Truth is Truth.

A Hippo in Tights is Still a Hippo!

Cathy Deluca is quoted as having “more than 20 years of experience in the fitness industry.” I’m really sorry, Cathy, but seriously. When’s the last time you or Jerry looked in a mirror that could get all of you in on one shot? Reality is reality. Truth is truth. We don’t buy your “20 years of experience in the fitness industry” crap. Like let’s have some serious disclosure here. Let’s have a list of the places where you’ve gotten all those 20 years of experience (not wiping down equipment or cruising the showers, now, real management experience).

We are calling on all residents of Ravena to see through the smoke screen and demand accountability and transparency. It’s your money they’re spending and they’re spending it without your consent. You need to call them out at the next village meeting and ask questions like:

  • When did you put this out for public comment?
  • When did you hold a public meeting to hear our opinions?
  • When did you ask us if you could spend the $40,000 on used equipment?
  • When did you ask us for inputs on the forecast more than $150,000 in the proposed budget for the Ravena Health and Fitness Center?
  • Where is the business plan for the center?
  • Who is paying for all of the banners and website promotional material already out there?
  • Who authorized the “appointment” of Cathy Deluca to be the “director” of the illegal fitness center, and who decided to pay her $30,000 a year of your money?
  • What are Deluca’s credentials to manage the center and who reviewed and approved them? We want to see her 20 years experience on paper, documentable!
  • What studies were done to determine whether a fitness center will survive in this area, or even is wanted (apart from Bruno’s “vision”, Deluca’s and Warner’s sweet-talking, we have NOTHING in the way of planning or ensuring the best interests of the public’s monies)?
  • In short, if the questions above are not clearly, honestly, convincingly answered: Whose heads will roll first?

    You Need to Ask: What's Going On?!?>/big>

    You Need to Ask: What’s Going On?!?

Residents, taxpayers! Haven’t you had your fill of a certain bunch of insiders doing what they please in their own interests. Haven’t they almost destroyed this community and this area with their lousy attitudes, their self-appointed privileges, their privileged cliques, their thievery? We need to ask questions and get answers. If we don’t do it now, maybe the government will step in and do it for us? Is that what you’d want?

The rumor is now that in order to save face, Bruno, Deluca, Warner and the rest of the conspirators are considering non-profit status, hoping to recoup some of the money they’ve wasted. Before anything goes non-profit, the questions have to be cleared up that are here and now.  Before anyone takes home $30,000 of taxpayer money, we want to know a hell of a lot or someone’s going to jail!

You Be the Judge Is this an Abuse of Public Trust?

You Be the Judge
Is this an Abuse of Public Trust?

The Editor

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Patrick E. Brown Practice Details + Comments

Peter E. Brown
Brown and Weinraub PLLC

Resides in Feura Bush, NY
Town of New Scotland

Practice Areas
& Comments

We thought it would be interesting to take the areas of law  in which board of education candidate Peter E. Brown allegedly—or so he says in his personal information page on the Brown & Weinraub PLLC—practices. It’s a bit far-fetched in terms of scope—no one on earth can be a specialist in so many areas of law. so we think it’s lawyer hype to get clients— but you be the judge. We are presenting this page to comment on Brown’s conspicuous non-involvement and remoteness from RCS issues and concerns. He’s just never been around RCS and we don’t believe that he really cares about this community. At least his past doesn’t give us any reason to believe him or his supporters.

They Tell the Lies We Interpret the Truth for You

They Tell the Lies
We Interpret the Truth for You

Administrative Law

So this means he’s going to be on the board, a member of the teachers clique, a UNION lackey, and provide inputs on parents complaints and grievances, making sure they’re disposed of…and I mean DISPOSED OF quickly…to save the district money and to save the criminal’s ass, especially if he or she is a union member. Thanks, but no thanks, Patrick Brown!

Affordable Housing

Now that’s a real joke in Coeymans! Brown is on the Coeymans zoning board of appeal. And is one of those morons trying to turn the town of Coeymans into one huge industrial zone complete with waste, rubbish, truck traffic, and emissions! And also one of the unscrupulous scoundrels who are making Ravena and Coeymans a haven for downstate Section 8 recipients (note Oakbrook!). Thanks so very much Patrick Brown, but no thanks! If this guy’s so involved in the community what’s he done so far for it, besides get on a zoning board of appeals to butter his bread and promote his practice?

Appellate Practice

Puts in in cahoots with Louis Neri, Joe Rotello, and Michael Biscone, that’s why you never get anywhere when you get screwed by a lawyer; they’re all in bed with each other.

Business Corporation Law

His clients probably include the very outfits we don’t want in the scenic Hudson Valley, in our towns, in your backyards! Let’s ask him about his clients. Who exactly are they and are any of them interested in coming to RCS?

Commercial Litigation

Maybe he’ll sue what’s left of local business and further reduce the tax base, while upping the tax rate and levy on the remaining property owners, ensuring that those who can, will leave, too.

Construction Law

Another suspicious angle of Brown’s practice. Is that why, during his activity on one of the town of Coeymans boards, the place is turning into a ghost town, tax base is disappearing, more buildings are
coming down (with or without the help of a wrecker) than are going up? Thanks, but no thanks, Patrick Brown.

Election Law

Where was he when the election irregularities were happening in the last Budget/BoE elections? That should be an indicator of his commitment to the community…But…Oh yeah! He’s running for office, now. I get it. Your past history of community activity, interest and involvement speaks for itself, lawyer Brown. All we have to say to you, you PHONEY, is: Thanks but no thanks, Patrick Brown!

Government Relations

Isn’t this what “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca claims in his online bios? They all have relations in government but we have a BoBo Cop and now a “connected” lawyer wants your vote. Just how are you going to make those “government relations” work for us in the RCS district? As I recall, “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca made that same promise some years ago–it was published in the News Herald–that his connections could be made to work for the community. That was a load of skat, too.

Health Care Advocacy & Counsel

N/A

Health Care Consulting

N/A

Labor Law

This means UNION. Patrick E. Brown and his firm have the unions as their clients. He understands UNIONS like NYSUT (which went almost bankrupt on the spending to construct the NYSUT palace in Latham). Patrick Brown will cozy up real nice with Matt Miller and the Delucas. After all, Mary Partridge-Brown, Brown’s wife is a member of their clique, and practically lap dances Matt Miller at BoE meetings (check out the front row).

Public Finance

Where was Brown on the 2013-14 RCS CSD budget? Has he appeared at a single BoE meeting to make a comment, provide information? NO! Where were you Patrick Brown?

Real Estate Law

This should be a source of real scandal in future. An attorney on the RCS Board of Education, the Coeymanazis in Ravena and Coeymans driving everyone away and real estate prices and property values plunging: the ideal place to be able to say, “I know the community! I was on the board of education and know the people to know. I can get that done for you!” Sounds like a Michael Biscone line, doesn’t it? Wait a minute! I feel a connection coming on….Brown, Biscone, Ravena, Coeymans. OMIGOD!

 
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Patrick E. Brown, Candidate? The Ugly Truth Is….


EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE!School NewsRCS board of education passes the 2% tax levy, the absolute minimum levy to avoid losing services, programs, and support,  proposed by superintendent Dr Alan R. McCartney, versus the 3.5+% demanded by the teachers union and the Deluca gang! Another defeat for Matt “the Mutt” Miller! Vote was 5-4 passing the budget almost at the 11th hour. You know who were not happy campers.

Thank you! Mr Vadney, Dr McCartney!


Peter E. Brown, NO!
Mary Partridge-Brown NO!
Matt Miller MAYBE!
NYSUT YES!
Is Running for a Seat on the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Board of Education

Who's Really Going to be On the Board of Education?!?

Who’s Really Going to be On the Board of Education?!?

Are You Confused Enough Yet to Cast Your Vote?

Brown will be NYSUT's, Deluca's, and Matt Miller's Sockpuppet!

Brown will be NYSUT’s, Deluca’s, and Matt Miller’s Sockpuppet!

We really had to have a good laugh when we saw the post on RCS Friends and More, the Facebook Coeymanazi announcement page dominated by the Friends of Cathy and Jerry Deluca. We read there that Peter E. Brown, Mary Partridge-Brown’s lawyer husband, is running for a seat on the RCS board of education. You know, the Mary Partridge-Brown who is so very close” to NYSUT union rep and former double-dipper teacher, Matt-the-Mutt Miller. Sure, you know her, at BoE meetings she’s always sitting with Matt Miller in the front row. (Did you ever ask where her husband is? The one who never attends a BoE meeting but is “running”.) Yes. Looks like NYSUT is trying to get back on the RCS BoE through the back door again.

I’d also like to remind readers that these are the same people who vehemently and vociferously opposed hiring Dr Alan R. McCartney, a professional superintendent, who is pulling this district out of the sinkhole teacher-favorite Elizabeth “Betsy” Smith left this district in, before she jumped ship and deserted the district. Who can forget Matt Miller’s vicious attacks?

 Here are More of the Ugly facts And Why
Peter E. Brown is Unfit to Run for
the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk
Board of Education:

Mary Partridge-Brown writes on the RCS Friends and More Facebook page:

My husband Patrick is running for the school board. Here’s an excerpt of his bio. My wife, Mary, and I have made our life in Coeymans since 1996. [Editor’s Note: He actually lives in Feura Bush, in the Town of New Scotland! He doesn’t live in Coeymans! LIAR!] We have three daughters, two of whom graduated from RCS in 2011. Our youngest daughter is now a freshman at the high school. Mary is an educator by training and experience and for several years has been an active volunteer in the District. [Editor’s Note: If Mary is “an educator by training and experience,” does that mean she’s a teacher, an aerobics instructor? If she’s such a hot-shot “educator” why is she “volunteering”? Oh, those nasty questions!]
I am an attorney and a small business owner [Editor’s Note: No, he’s just an attorney. Stop the lies, Peter. Your starting to sound like Peter of “Family Man.” There’s a big difference between being a lawyer and a “small business owner!” Gee, you know that, don’t you?]. I started my legal career in public service with the State’s highest court and later served as Assistant Counsel to Governor Mario M. Cuomo. [Editor’s Note: OK. Now we’re on to something BIG: Peter E. Brown advises Governor Mario Cuomo, Andrew Cuomo’s father. Caution: Constitution-burning simians on the loose!] In 2001, with my partner David Weintraub, I founded and now own a law firm in Albany. Our principle [Editor’s Note: I think the lawyer had a brain fart and means “principal.”]  function is to provide our clients with strategies to effectively deal with government. In all of my professional capacities I am required to be a problem solver and a consensus builder. I believe those skills and experiences will make me an effective school board member. [Editor’s Note: No. It means you’ll jump directly into bed with your wife’s friend Matt Miller and the teacher’s clique. Period. We’ll be set back at least a decade in the RCS district with you on the board.]
My father was a steamfitter and we moved around a lot when I was a kid. I spent three great years of my childhood living on Pulver Ave in Ravena, playing Little League at Mosher Park and attending Pieter B.  [Editor’s Note:  OK. More than 50 years ago he played in Ravena. Now that’s a real attention-getter if there is one!] None of my school experiences could ever compare with 5th grade at Pieter B. Coeymans with Mrs. Nuite who quite literally changed my life by instilling discipline in me, by challenging me, and giving me confidence to think for myself. The Mrs. Nuite’s of the world are precious, and like all special things, they do not just happen- they must be cultivated, supported and appreciated. [Editor’s Note: Mr Peter E. Brown’s nostalgia just gave him away. He’s married to an educator, has fondest memories of a teacher in his life, and calls that teacher “precious.” Do you think he has a partiality for teachers? He writes that “[teachers] must be cultivated, supported and appreciated.” Can you guess where this is going?]  That can only happen in a community where education is cherished. [Editor’s Note: I think we need to probe a little deeper into this whole excerpt from the Collected Works of Bullshit. Does Mr Brown think we came down with the last shower? We see through you, Peter!] I want to represent that community on the RCS School Board. [Editor’s Note: There’s only two communities that Peter E. Brown wants to serve: the community of Peter E. Brown and the community of Matt Miller and NYSUT. Let’s be clear about that!]

Does it get any better? Endorsed by a public louse!

Does it get any better?
Endorsed by a public louse!

Jim Youmans writes: He has my vote. [Editor’s Note: Youman’s endorsement would sooner get him tarred and feathered than voted in!]

We Have Some Remarks about Mr Peter E. Brown, Esq.:

(Mary Partridge Brown keep quiet. We want hubby to respond. He’s the so-called strawman candidate.)

Peter E. Brown

Peter E. Brown

  • Mr Peter E. Brown lives in Feura Bush, town of New Scotland. How close in his heart and soul really, is Mr Peter E. Brown to Ravena, Coeymans, New Baltimore, even Selkirk?
  • Even if we turn a blind eye to his initial lies and b.s., Mr Peter E. Brown is quite a busy man with his law practice and the rest of his activities. How will he possibly find time to give adequate attention to his duties and responsibilities to the residents of the RCS CSD if he is elected to be a member of the board of education? We don’t think he’ll have the time nor do we think we’ll be getting a fair deal if he’s elected.
  • Mr Peter E. Brown resides in the Town of New Scotland, in the hamlet of Feura Bush. He is only part of the RCS CSD and votes in the town of Coeymans by some fluke of districting. Now, I ask all of you readers, do you think Mr Peter E. Brown, living in Feura Bush, in the Town of New Scotland, really cares what happens in Ravena, Coeymans, New Baltimore, or even Selkirk. Be real, now. His interests lie with his social equals in Albany and Feura Bush and we know damned well that we in Ravena, Coeymans, Selkirk aren’t his “social” types. Just look at his record for attending BoE meetings: ZERO! Has he personally ever appeared to make a statement about what’s going on in this RCS school district? NEVER! What makes you think that all of a sudden he’s passionately interested in what’s going on here?
  • In the Facebook plug, his name isn’t even mentioned. What’s his name, Mary Partridge-Brown? His wife, Mary Partridge Brown just refers to him as “my husband.” Or isn’t that important. You’re asking people to vote for your husband, Mary P-B, but he doesn’t have a name. Oh, we get it. His name is not important because YOUR name appears on the post. Do we have it right? He’s campaigning but YOU’RE the one who’s running, right? He’s just going to warm a chair seat at BoE meetings, like Edward Reville, and do what Mary says…and the Delucas, and Matt Miller. Why don’t you just endorse an Arby’s Reuben sandwich? At least you can eat it!
  • My question is how many times have you seen this character at a BoE meeting? How many times have you heard him get up and speak pro or con about an issue troubling this community? How many times have you read a letter to the editor from this guy? And now he pops out of a crack in the wall and writes up an installment for Love-Fest Journal begging for your votes! Isn’t that typical politics around here, though. You never hear anything about them until they are kissing ass for a vote!
  • And why is his wife putting out his bio if he’s so gung-ho about the community? Yes, that’s the kind of guy I want representing me…let’s his wife do his talking for him. Now that’s real interest in the community. What’s his recent record in the community NOW, not 30 years ago?
  • And Mary Partridge-Brown describes…excuse me…her husband describes her in the excerpt that Mary herself publishes on Facebook…as an “educator.” Why doesn’t he just come out and say, “She’s a freakin’ teacher!” or “She volunteers or works in the high-school library” or, more honestly, “She sits on Matt Miller’s lap during RCS board of education meetings.” Let’s ask where Mary Partridge-Brown works as an educator and drop all the smoke screen and lies!
  • But the facts are: Mary Partridge-Brown helps out at the high-school library (“educator”???), donates time and does book drives. According to our sources she is not gainfully employed. But reliable sources inform us that she is very close to Matt Miller (Anyone who attends the RCS BoE meetings or watches them would know that. But Mr Peter E. Brown doesn’t attend BoE meetings).
  • What this means is that Mr Peter E. Brown is the candidate but Mary Partridge-Brown is calling the shots and Matt the Mutt Miller of double-dipping renown, NYSUT teachers union rep will be doing the voting on the board. If you trust this toxic mix, why don’t you just drink some Draino and do yourself a favor.
  • And of course, the “louse-in-a-man-suit former Coeymans town supervisor Jim Youmans, may the hair on his back fall out in clumps, publicly writes, and several lusers “like” his comment (probably the Partridge-Brown tribe), “He has my vote!” So what’s that supposed to mean? Simply that Jerry Deluca doesn’t have to abuse and misuse confidential information to find out how Jim Younis votes?

Patrick E. Brown
DOB: October 8, 1956 (M)
Zabel Hill Road
Feura Bush 12067
Residence: Town of New Scotland
Town Voting District: Coeymans
Political Affiliation: Democrat

Mary Partridge-Brown
DOB: September 25, 1957 (F)
Zabel Hill Road
Feura Bush 12067
Residence: Town of New Scotland
Town Voting District: Coeymans
Political Affiliation: Democrat

[Source: Albany County Board of Elections Voter Lists]

lies-interpreted

Here’s Patrick E. Brown’s self-description on his law firm’s Internet site (the comments are our own):

Patrick E. Brown spent over a decade providing legal and public policy counsel to the judges of the state’s highest court and Governor Cuomo.

What this means is that he has experience in suppressing your rights and burning the Constitution. He has actually provided legal information and advice to the Cuomos. You know the rest of the story.

He has spent the last 12 years providing legal and strategic advice to companies of all sizes, unions, hospitals and other non-profit organizations, and associations.

So we know where his loyalties will be. Certainly not in a struggling community like Coeymans, Ravena, New Baltimore…unless we’ve got some companies, unions, hospitals and the like who need his “legal and strategic advice.” Judging by the economy and by the unions’ activities, Peter E. Brown’s legal advice isn’t doing them or us much good. Maybe Peter should go into selling used cars; I’m sure he’d do very well as a used car salesman. He’s just not cutting it here, though.

His expertise in the areas of ethics, election law, health care, economic development, gaming, and Indian law has proved invaluable to our clients since he began as a founding partner here in 2001.

DECEIT

DECEIT

This is the part that really gets me where it hurts. “ethics, election law…economic development.” Brown claims to be on the Coeymans zoning board of appeals. If he’s so damned interested in this community, where’s all this legal and strategic advice he’s handing out. I don’t see anything happening in Coeymans. If he’s such a specialist in “ethics” why are we having such problems in the RCS CSD with unethical practices à la Matt Miller and the teachers clique? If he’s so damned specialized in election law, how in hell did we get into the scandalous mess of the last budget and BoE elections? Doesn’t anyone notice that his wife Mary Partridge-Brown is in our faces all over the place, is a real girl-friend with Cathy Deluca, and we’ve already mentioned the conspicuous relationship with Matt Miller. Ethics? Election law? Are you crazy, Peter E. Brown? You must be even to show your face around here!

During his decade of public service, Mr. Brown was Chief Law Assistant to the New York State Court of Appeals, First Assistant Counsel to Governor Cuomo and Director of Industry and Community Relations at the Department of Economic Development.

We got your number with the court of appeals and the connection with abuse of power and undue influence probability in terms of attorney discipline (the Court of Appeals handles attorney discipline). We’ve also commented on your Cuomo-connection, and it ain’t pretty. And whatever you’ve been telling the Director of Industry and Community Relations and the Department of Economic Development isn’t working. So, really, I’m not quite ready to put my money on your horse, buddy. (Maybe you should open a used book shop, I understand Mary, you know, your wife, has a ton of them.)

He was also the state’s chief negotiator with Indian Tribes and Nations.

Now, I can go with this “Indian Tribes and Nations” because I think Indians are really cool. But the only problem is: The only Indians we have in this area are the RCS Indians, and even that moniker comes under fire for political correctness. Nah! That’s not going to work in RCS. You’ll have to find some other Indians, Petey-boy.

Mr. Brown is a member of the Town of Coeymans Zoning Board of Appeals.

Surprise! No comment.

dont-believe-the-liesSo that’s our findings on Mr Peter E. Brown, husband of Mary Partridge-Brown, who has some questionable connections with Matt Miller and the New York State United Teachers union, and the very questionable relationship with the teachers clique. I’m  not even going to mention the close relationships with Cathy and “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca.  Peter E. Brown is definitely one to keep out of the BoE and, if possible, out of the district. But he doesn’t seem to have spent very much time involved in the district or in the BoE in the past, and that should speak volumes about his motivation and purposes in seeking election to be a member of the RCS CSD board of education. We need to be very, very careful here.

As usual, if you find that you have any facts that contradict our information, we would be very grateful if you’d let us know so we can do the proper investigations and, if necessary, make the appropriate corrections.

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We Hope You Do, Too! The Editor

We Hope You Do, Too!
The Editor

 

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A Resident’s Letter

Protest Letter RCS CSD 2013-14 Budget

Some Local Residents Would Sell Their Souls Based on Dysinformation

Careful what you sign on for!

Careful what you sign on for!

Some Will Even Abuse their Privileges and Commit A Serious Violation of HIPAA and FERPA Laws Governing Privacy and Confidentiality of Information!

Parents are being flooded with emails urging them to contact the BoE for a higher tax levy! The e-mail campaign is selective—some parents and familes are being excluded from the mailing—and is spreading misinformation! So we’re asking where did the senders get all those specific, target e-mails? Are you wondering, too?

Electronic health-care transactions:

Since the Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) submits all Medicaid claim data to the electronic Medicaid system in New York State (eMedNY) for processing; it is a covered entity under this act. The electronic transmission of Medicaid data is now HIPAA compliant.

Privacy:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act-Buckley Amendment (FERPA a.k.a. Buckley Amendment) is more restrictive than HIPAA with respect to the protection of privacy and security of all health related services. Since all school districts /§4201 schools/counties (and any other educational entities that have access to student data) are obligated to be in compliance with FERPA, they are also HIPAA compliant.

That Excuse Won't Work!

That Excuse Won’t Work!

We call for an investigation by the Interim Superintendent Dr Alan McCartney and the RCS Central School District Board of Education! Is your privacy and household information being abused? Find out before it’s too late!

If Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca can make a public statement to the board of education that he is aware of how they voted in their private voting at the polls, are you safe from scoundrels like him? Deluca recently made a very disturbing remark at a school board meeting when he stated that he knew how people voted. (Board of Education Meeting of 3/26/13. Deluca: “Last year there was a number of people on the board that voted for the budget here at the meeting. I am concerned that some of those who voted for it at the meeting went out and voted against it.”) Now how and where would he have access to such information. Isn’t our vote supposed to be secret? Is Deluca misusing police information resources? Isn’t anything safe from these villains?

We posted the facts about the tax levy at More Dysinformation Misinformation by the Ignorant Pundits and we warned you all of the Deluca-Coeymanazi propaganda at Deluca, Miller, Teachers Clique Want More Money!!!!. You need to click those links and read those articles if you haven’t done so already.

A Resident’s Letter
To Superintendent MCartney and to the
RCS Board of Education

A resident has addressed a letter of protest to Dr McCartney and to the RCS Central School District Board of Education. We are reprinting it here.

Dr Alan R. McCartney, Interim Superintendent
RavenaCoeymansSelkirkCentralSchool District Office
15 Mountain Rd.
Ravena, NY12143
e – mail: amccartney@rcscsd.org

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD
Board of Education
P.O. Box 100
Ravena, NY12143
e – mail: BoardMembers@rcscsd.org

Dear Superintendent Dr McCartney, Board of Education Members:

First of all I and my family would like to thank you for your fine efforts at navigating the RCSCentralSchool District back on course. Your untiring study and analysis and your leadership together with a team spirit when working with the RCS board of education to arrive at some level of collaboration is truly appreciated.

The purpose of this letter is not to give you a big head nor to second – guess results, however.

I am sending you this letter to expressly state that I object to any tax levy that exceeds 2 % and urge you to even further reduce the tax levy to 0 % and make appropriate adjustments to the 2012 – 13 RCS Central School District budget.

The fat in the budget not only hurts the property owner and business base in this RCS district, it has far – reaching secondary effects on our local economy, including a negative effect on our property values. Those effects are not restricted to this community alone but adversely affect the entire region and beyond.

I am aware that such abuse and misuse is a criminal violation of both the HIPAA and the FERPA.

I realize that there are elements in this RCS community who are using or misusing resources, very likely RCS CSD resources, such as parents’ e – mail addresses, that should not be used for political purposes, to get their partisan message out to the community. Most of us do not have access to those resources and, even if we had such access, would probably not misuse or abuse them for the purpose of propagandizing the community. That having been said, we also urge you to investigate whether such RCS CSD resources are being abused and misused for such purposes.

Once again, I wish to make very clear that I do not support a tax levy in excess of 2 % and would urge you to reduce the levy to 0 %, if possible, and to make appropriate adjustments to the budget, and to further sanitize RCS CSD programs and services.

Thank you for your efforts!
 [Names Withheld by Request]
Concerned RCS Resident

We have processed the letter, which we feel is very good and says what it has to say clearly and briefly, and we are providing that processed letter for your use as a pdf and as a word document. All you have to do is click the links below print or download the letter, fill in the personal information at the top, sign it and mail it. Make your voice heard!

 And please don’t forget to read the facts about assessments, tax levies, and tax rates at our recent article: More Dysinformation Misinformation by the Ignorant Pundits and Deluca, Miller, Teachers Clique Want More Money!!!!

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And Tell Them So!
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The Editor

 
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