Criminals and Perps in Local Government…UPDATE!

27 Jun

If We Didn’t Make Our Inquiries and Get the Facts
You’d Probably Never Know!


But It Is Obvious that We have the Foxes Guarding the Chickens but Now the Foxes are Under Investigation.

animated update

The Ravena News Herald, once a community news publication, has turned into a drugged up feel-good rag that doesn’t have the balls to report on anything less than the absolutely positive. Why should it? It’s the “official newspaper” of the village of Ravena which means that John T. Bruno, Nancy Biscone-Warner, and Michael J. Biscone own them. Besides, the most of the News Herald is copied from the Greene County News and a lot of what we get to read isn’t even about this community, anyway. They’re really happy that they can fill up eight or so pages with “official notices”, though, because that’s where the money is.

So, dear readers, be grateful that at least some from the community have the guts to collect the real news and publish it in this form. It’s a community service, one of the very few you’re likey ever to get in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk district.

So here’s what we have for you today:

The Village of Ravena, Mayor John T. Bruno, Nancy Biscone-Warner, Cathy Deluca and the Ravena Health and Fitness Center

Citzen v. Village of Ravena, Cathy Deluca, et al.

Citzen v. Village of Ravena, Cathy Deluca, et al.

The Ravena Health and Fitness Center has been the subject of several articles on this blog. The most recent one features Cathy Deluca asserting her “ownership” of the taxpayer paid municipal activity by telling a local resident he was not welcome at the public facility and telling him to leave. After having abused the resident and having violated his civil rights, Deluca attempted to file a criminal charge against the resident by the only way she knows: lies. So the village of Ravena never learns from its mistakes goes the extra mile and is footing the bill…OOPS! Now you’re footing the bill, Ravena taxpayers, to fund the Cathy Deluca’s defense! The Village of Ravena is now depending on its insurance carrier, Trident Insurance, to come to its rescue in the Cathy Deluca misconduct case. The village insurance company has hired Napierski, VanDenburgh, Napierski & O’Connor, an Albany law firm, who regularly defend municipalities in various claims involving allegations of civil rights violations, premises liability and labor law, to handle the case. Attorney Andrew S. Holland is the attorney handling the case.

The § 50h hearing will be scheduled soon and there’ll be some surprises popped on ol’ Cathy D. and her minions. There’ll be fireworks to be sure.

It’s still a mystery how the village of Ravena could spend $40,000 of taxpayer money to buy the used fitness equipment and to create the fitness center which, by the way pays no rent to the village–but you’ll recall the village was charging the RCS Community library a hefty rent and then raised it about $600 a month (you, Ravena taxpayers, paid). And then mayor Bruno and Nancy Biscone-Warner went ahead and put the fitness center in the village budget, allocating $115,500 to fund it.

It gets even stickier: We’ve found out that on April 5, 2013, mayor John T. Bruno applied to the Albany County Civil Service Department for the creation of a new job title, “Fitness Center Director“.  We all know that the position was created back in late 2012 for Cathy Deluca, and at the April 2, 2013, village of Ravena Organizational Meeting, Nancy Warner moved to “appoint” Cathy Deluca to the position of Fitness Center Director and the village board went ahead and appointed her. The situations starts to get more sinister when we examine mayor Bruno’s application, which was approved on about May 10, 2013. The application is rife with ambiguities, inaccuracies, deficiencies. It is possible (likely)  that the village of Ravena did not honestly produce all the documents requested and that some of the documents accompanying the application and substantiating the information were not provided to us. But that’s no big problem to find out. But if the village of Ravena did not provide the required documentation substantiating their statements and misrepresened either by commission or omission with the intent to mislead the Albany County Civil Service Department, then there is a big problem…for mayor Bruno and the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, and Cathy Deluca and Nancy Warner.

Our readers may be interested in the fact that the job title of Fitness Center Director is “exempt” and non-competitive, despite the fact that most positions of that kind require examination and competition. The interesting fact is that it appears from the documents we have received that the application did not include the required explanations and justifications for the program, for the position, and why it should be exempt. We’ll be curious how and why the Albany County Civil Service Department could approve such a deficient application. C orruption, conspiracy? What do you think?

If you’d like more information on the Civil Service  job title classifications, including those of the Albany County Civil Service Department click on this link: Civil Service Overview You decide whether the job title of Fitness Center Director should be “exempt” or “competitive”. You can then decide whether the job should have been open for applications instead of appointing the director, Cathy Deluca, with no one else being considered.

It may be a village project and it may be on public property but it’s obvious everyone is not welcome; Cathy Deluca makes the decision whether you’re welcome or not and when her decision blows up in her face, the village of Ravena (that is, Ravena taxpayers) pays her legal defense and attorney fees. How do they do it?

Cathy D. is Not the Only Deluca on the Hot Seat These Days. Hubby Gerald “Dirty Hands Jerry Deluca” is Feeling the Heat, Too!

Jerry Deluca and the Coeymans Police Department

Jerry Deluca and the Coeymans Police Department

Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca, Cathy Deluca’s chubby hubby, has a long history of suspicious activities ranging from his questionable claims of political contacts in Albany (such as the Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York State Assembly, an automotive recycling interest group, ARANY, and others), his retaliatory obstruction of police investigations, his questionable influence peddling in the Albany County District Attorney’s office—no doubt assisted by Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington’s wife, who is P. David Soares’ secretary and Ravena village justice Harold “Hal” Warner’s daugher, who is an attorney there (Nancy Biscone-Warner is the Ravena village trustee who fought hard for the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, spearheaded the center’s budget, and put Cathy Deluca in the director’s slot. Smell any corruption and conspiracy yet?

Deluca again acted up real badly with RCS CSD teacher and NYSUT union rep Matthew J. “Matt the Mutt” Miller, at the May 14, 2013, RCS CSD board of education meeting, where Deluca and Miller were involved in such disorderly conduct that RCS CSD superintendent Alan McCartney told them to leave the premises. They didn’t leave but waited outside to menace and harass a woman speaker, whom they had already abused while she was addressing the board!

Deluca was apparently off-duty when he and Miller engaged in their criminal conduct but that’s no excuse. They are both public employees and occupy highly visible positions paid by the public. They’re held to a higher standard than Joe Average. But they’ve been doing this sort of thing for so long they apparently think they can get away with it forever. Wrong again, Jerry!

What do you think bully-BoBo-cop Deluca would have done under the same circumstances if it were you or I making the ruckus and violating a resident’s rights? Old Rolly-Polly would pull out his badge, show his service revolver and cuff ya! Anybody think he wouldn’t? So that’s equal protection under the law?

OK. The complaint has been filed. Numerous law enforcement agencies and NY state agencies have been copied with the correspondence. But…Are we seeing things? The Coeymans Police Department is supposed to be investigating one of its own on criminal charges but Deluca’s still lurking around the department, still on duty, still…well wouldn’t it be more appropriate if while the investigation is on Deluca would be put on leave? Well, it looks like being chief Darlington’s darling has its benefits but it certainly puts Darlington in a sticky position. How’s the investigation going, chief Darlington? Or is that a state secret?

Matt Miller is Failing

Matt Miller is Failing

According to unconfirmed reports from a reliable source it looks like outside investigators are finally taking an interest in the goings on in Ravena-Coeymans and there is allegedly special interest in Guess who? You got it! Our very own Bo-Bo cop, Dirty-Hands Jerry. Seem’s a particular law enforcement agency has been watching and is asking some pretty irksome questions at the Coeymans Police Department. But you didn’t hear that from us.

Matthew J. Miller a.k.a. “Matt-the-Mutt” isn’t off the hook, either. He’s been put on the carpet several times already and his corruption and conspiracy file is getting pretty damned thick. His performance alongside Deluca on May 14th didn’t endear him to the RCS CSD district offices, either. Miller is a blow-hard big mouth who apparently thinks that because he’s NYSUT‘s (New York State United Teachers) union’s local rep that he’s untouchable. Maybe in terms of school administration he may be a hard nut to crack but he’s not going to get much sympathy when he’s standing before the great equalizer—a court of law, criminal law. Miller’s despicable public conduct and his disrespect of women will be his downfall. Say bye to teaching license. Bye to pension. Hello Big Bubba! You get “bottom bunk” Matty.

We have unconfirmed information from reliable sources that some departments at the New York State Education Department is watching Miller pretty closely. Seems they may be building a case against him. So watch his falling star…Is the end near?

Ravena-Coeymans' Own Three Stooges Jerry Deluca, Cathy Deluca, Matt Miller

Ravena-Coeymans’ Own Three Stooges
Jerry Deluca, Cathy Deluca, Matt Miller

Stick around for the next article. You’ll get a whirlwind tour of the Ravena village board at work and the story behind the Ravena Health and Fitness Center directly from the Ravena village board minutes. Learn how they hoodwinked the Albany County Civil Service people into creating a new job title, Fitness Center Director, for Cathy Deluca. But she has no qualifications…or does she? We’re still waiting for the village of Ravena to disclose just what qualifies her to be director. You’ll find it all here, as usual, direct from the sources to you!

We’ll also get the ball rolling on how Ravena-Coeymans is going to hell in a handbasket made in Taiwan. How? Think of it this way: Laverne “Larry” Conrad, Coeymans building inspector and code enforcement officer has his eye on mayor John T. Bruno’s office. Think he has a chance? Well, on the other side of the counterfeit coin there’s Martin “Marty” Case—you know the teacher who allegedly likes to chaperone and party at the same time and who sells real estate with Josie Bruno (and just about everyone else on the Ravena village board) at Prudential Real Estate. Case wants Coeymans supervisor Stephen Flach’s job. Think he has a chance?

We’d better start talking real fast because with mayor Bruno’s and Michael Biscone’s record on curtailing civil rights, and  and ignorance of what she is and where she is, Biscone’s liable to be writing another decree for Bruno suppressing free speech like he did in 2009 when he tried to put the kabosh on open government. (See our article on this blog.)

Then there’s Michael J. Biscone, on-again-off-again village of Ravena attorney doing on-again-off-again work for the town of Coeymans but Ravena can’t find any of the financial records that show how much Biscone was raking in while apparently working all sides of the fence. Ever wonder why Ravena can never find its financial records? Well, we thought the Office of the New York State Comptroller and the Office of the Attorney General might find some of this a bit interesting, especially in view of recent audits. Stay tuned for upcoming reports.

And then there’s Gregory Teresi who resigns one day and is hired back on as “village court criminal attorney.” We know he’s a criminal but village court is no place for him. He should be appearing  in front of daddy, Joe Teresi, New York State supreme court.

The Editor

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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5 responses to “Criminals and Perps in Local Government…UPDATE!

  1. my cousin billy

    July 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

    For instance – You say who is the worse for Mayor? Case or Conrad. Example of Laverne Conrad’s worth ethic as Building Inspector for the Town. Nolan Propane is doing work without a permit. Larry or perhaps the other guy who works for the town puts a stop work order on it. Work never stops though, he keeps going and sends Laverne to speak to Michael Biscone, Nolan’s lawyer and Laverne’s lawyer. Hmmm, nothing ever happened as far as them continuing to do work with a stop work order. I have lots of information for you but just wish it wouldn’t go directly in the comment section. Crooked as hell!


    • RCS Confidential

      July 3, 2013 at 11:27 am

      “Crooked as hell?” You’re kidding ‘;)

      Yes, anyone can send confidential comment and information to If you write or send anything to that e-mail, please be sure to let us know if it is to be held confidential or if there is any part you do not want published. You should also clearly state that you don’t want your name or identifying information disclosed.

      We do have one small condition: You must have a real name and you must provide an e-mail or telephone number where we can verify that you are you and that you actually provided the information. All of that will be kept stictly confidential.

      Thanks very much for your collaboration!

      The Editor


  2. my cousin billy

    July 3, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Is there a way to provide you with information without it going in the comment area?


  3. my cousin billy

    June 28, 2013 at 7:05 am

    I though that if a position is created by Civil Service or a title lets say, then eventually a test will be given. That person given the position has to score in the top three to be considered. Where does Cathy the fitness center director live?


    • RCS Confidential

      June 28, 2013 at 9:02 am

      She lives in Albany County and the Albany County Civil Service Department. In section 14 Requested Civil Service Jurisdictional Class , I note that mayor Bruno checked off “exempt”. We’re contacting the Albany County Civil Service Department to get any documents or explanations accompanying the application. We’re also asking that Deluca’s qualifications be produced.

      We’ll publish what we get.

      Thanks for your comment!

      The Editor



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