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Final Results of the “Tell Us What You Think” Poll

12 Jan

After running the “Tell Us What You Think” Poll for 6 Weeks
The Responses Don’t Look Good for the Coeymans Police Department
Or for Mayor John T. Bruno and His Mafia Mob in Ravena Village Hall!

Yer History! Bruno Bunch and Coeymans PD Given Thumbs Down in Poll

Yer History!
Bruno-Bunch and Coeymans PD Given Thumbs Down in Poll.
Cathy Deluca’s Playpen, the Ravena Fitness Center, Also Gets a Bashing.

Residents Give Thumbs Down for Coeymans P.D. and Ravena Mayor John T. Bruno!!!

Because of the holidays we left the “Tell Us What You Think” poll up for an additional 2 weeks, a total of 6 weeks, during which residents could share what they thought on a number of local issues. In the first 24 hours of the poll residents were very energetic in responding and we received 278 responses in those first 24 hours. At 72 hours we already had 417 responses, and by the third week the poll had received 517 responses. The holidays distracted many people and the final two weeks of the poll yielded a final total of 656 responses. That’s about 10% of the entire population of Coeymans and about 20% of the entire population of New Baltimore in rough comparison. According to the locations reported by responders, though, 80% of responses came from the Ravena-Coeymans area and about 14% came from New Baltimore area. The remaining approximately 6% of responses were likely from the town of Bethlehem, Selkirk, Feura Bush, etc. Because the responses were anonymous there’s no way to tell for sure.

Eliminate the Coeymans Police Department and Leave Law enforcement to the Albany County Sheriff and the NYS Police…

Large Majority of Residents Say: Get Rid of the Coeymans P.D.!

Large Majority (76%) of Residents Say: Get Rid of the Coeymans P.D.!

The majority (76%) of Ravena-Coeymans residents responding to the poll questions about the Coeymans police department think that law enforcement in Coeymans should be provided by the Albany County Sheriff and the New York State Police. A very similar majority (75%) say that the Coeymans police department should be eliminated outright. The RCS CSD superintendent Alan R. McCartney and his teacher-loaded board of education put Coeymans police in our RCS schools but 67% of residents responding to the poll want the police out of our schools. and less than 1-out-of-five respondents think we need the police in our schools. The message that residents are sending is clear: a high majority of residents responding to the poll do not want the Coeymans police department in our communities and would rather have the Albany County Sheriff’s deputies and the NYS police handling law enforcement in our communities. (This is a no-brainer for residents in the Town of New Baltimore who are already being served perfectly well by the Greene County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Police!)

The Majority of Respondents Say NO! to Mayor John T. Bruno and His Crew of Critters

biz-woman-thumbs-down Ravena-Coeymans residents who responded on the survey clearly have had enough of the Bruno-machine in Ravena and the surrounding area. 66% of residents want “No more Bruno, Warner, Case, Bailey, Persico in Ravena.” That’s a very encouraging figure because if Ravena mayor John T. Bruno were to run today, he’d lose by a crushing landslide. Marty Case was the warning of Bruno’s unpopularity (but Case won his seat on the Ravena village council only by a margin, so he’s not an undisputed good example of popularity. That’s for certain!) Besides, there’s the unhealthy partnership between John Bruno and Nancy Warner that is like a cancer in Ravena. And then there’s the rift between Bill Bailey, Bruno’s whipping-boy-clown, and mayor John Bruno (But then, mayor John Bruno has no self-respect, how can he respect anyone else?).

A majority of residents (54%) think that Ravena mayor John Bruno should take a hike…a long hike. Those residents feel that Ravena mayor John Bruno should resign and apply for assisted living—in Alaska. But then, even Alaska might be too close for some residents. Only 6% (less than 1 resident in 10) think that mayor John Bruno is doing a good job. That’s really pitiful but those of us who have eyes to see and ears to hear know exactly why so few residents are Bruno supporters. That’s why he has to rely on the incest club and the crooks on the Ravena village payroll to get elected.

Now that we’re on the subject of why mayor John Bruno and his hatchet woman Nancy Warner are so hated, let’s look at two examples in the survey: the Ravena Health and Fitness Center and the Ravena-Coeymans Youth and Teen Activity Center. These two examples clearly show the character or lack of character of the occupants of Village Hall and their crooked croneys.

And YES! The Ravena-Coeymans Youth and Teen Activity Center is now closed, barely after a year of operation, only because Ravena mayor John Bruno, Ravena councilwoman Nancy Warner, and elements of the Coeymans police department made it their personal agenda to make certain it didn’t work. But what they failed to consider in their evil plan was the fact that although the Teen Center is now closed, it remains a living symbol of the Bruno era of negativity and destructiveness, and indifference to the interests of the community. The Teen Center continues alive and well as a symbol, even more powerful than when it was fighting for its life and for local teens and youth! The symbol of the Teen Center and the maltreatment of the RCS Community Library join the long list of Bruno-Warner failures and corruption in Ravena.

$105,000 of Taxpayer Dollars for the Cathy Deluca Playpen, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center
$30,000 + benefits for Cathy Deluca to Play in Her Playpen
$0 in Support of Ravena Youth and Teens

Even the Fat Lady Gives a Thumbs Down to the Ailing Ravena Health and Fitness Center. Thanks! Cathy Deluca: Another Faiure!

Even the Fat Lady Gives a Thumbs Down to the Ailing Ravena Health and Fitness Center.
Thanks! Cathy Deluca: Another Faiure!

We’ve already published volumes of truth on the misuse of public funds by the Bruno-Warner-Deluca conspiracy, and how the public was kept out of the discussions. We’ve already pointed out the incestuous relationships between the Bruno village hall and the Coeymans police department, where fatness queen Cathy Deluca’s husband, the corpulent cop Dirty-Hands Jerry parks his double-wide butt (but he’s now allegedly parking buses in the RCS central school district transportation department as a part-time bus driver! How in hell did he finagle that one?) How many jobs are the Ravena-Coeymans insiders going to hog and deprive residents of the opportunity to work? We’ve already reported how Cathy Deluca already closed two privately owned fitness centers and how the Village of Ravena has tried to get her special treatment with the Civil Service Commission so that she gets non-competitive status in a civil service job created for her! But the fact that more than $105,000.00 of Ravena taxpayer dollars were budgeted for the Ravena Health and Fitness Center for insider reasons we all know well does not explain Why? $0 dollars and 0 support was allocated to the youth and teens of Ravena-Coeymans. Nor does it explain why Josephine Biscone-Bruno (Prudential Real Estate) and Robert Fisk, both Ravena village hall insiders, sucked a local philanthropist, Mr Michael Fisher, into taking over the now ugly and empty building at 170 Main Street, Ravena. Nor does it explain Why? after approving the Ravena-Coeymans Youth and Teen Activity Center Bruno and Warner went on a relentless campaign to bad-mouth the Center and to persecute Ravena youth. It’s all history now because Bruno and Warner and the cowards around them, indirectly assisted by the dolts in Coeymans town hall at the time, with no support from the Coeymanazis in the Coeymans police department (Was it because the kids were going to the Teen Center rather than kissing cop ass on the athletic club? Or was there a murkier, more sinister reason?)

Neglected Teens and Youth

Neglected Teens and Youth

down youth silhouetteIn our survey, 68% of residents responding wanted to “Save the Ravena-Coeymans Youth and Teen Activities Center” and only 15% felt that Ravena-Coeymans didn’t need the Teen Center. That’s a pretty big difference and when you really think about it, what kind of people would deny the teens a safe and supervised place to go and stay off the streets!?! Another question would be: Where were the 68% when mayor John Bruno, Nancy Warner, and the Coeymans Police were harassing and intimidating the kids when they were at the Teen Center?

It’s heartbreaking but true that Ravena village hall and Coeymans town hall, together with the persecution by the Coeymans police department brought down a great idea but invested absolutely nothing in it. Neither the village of Ravena nor the town of Coeymans invested a single cent in the Teen Center. But Ravena village hall invested an awful lot of time farting around and backstabbing to make sure it disappeared. What did they provide to fill the void? What did they do to give the kids a place to go in the village of Ravena, the hamlet of Coeymans? You know the answer, parents, grandparents. Why don’t you tell the kids why you didn’t open your mouths or your wallets? Shame on you all. But more shame on the 68% who thought that the Teen Center should be saved and didn’t do anything to save it. You could have done that easily with at least 68%. You could have kicked Bruno’s and Warner’s butts but instead you threw the kids in, and got real low to kiss butt. Proud of yourselves?

As for the Ravena Health and Fitness Center residents of Ravena, at least, proved again that all sheep don’t go to slaughter on four legs, some actually walk on two legs. All of Ravena-Coeymans bent over again for another Bruno-Warner quickie and let Cathy Deluca and the Coeymanazis stick it to them, while Bruno, Warner and the Delucas sang all the way to the bank. Why is that? How did that happen, we ask you? How could that have happened when 68% of poll responses think that “the Ravena Health and Fitness Center is an illegal joke”?

thumbs-down young biz guyHow is it possible that (1) the village of Ravena created the Ravena Health and Fitness Center without public inputs and without a feasibility study of the need for such a facility, (2) hired an insider, Cathy Deluca, and friends to run the place, (3) allocated more than $105,000 to run the place, (4) approved $30,000 plus benefits to pay Cathy Deluca, (5) set rules for using the “public place” to exclude anyone under 18 years of age (the very kids who were going to the Teen Center), (6) made the Ravena Health and Fitness Center a “political/private” club by making it very clear that some local residents were unwelcome there, and the list goes on and on! How is that possible when such a large majority, 68% of residents responding to the poll think the Ravena Health and Fitness Club is an “illegal joke”? How is that possible when only 8% of residents responding to the poll think that Ravena needs the Fitness Center. And if 8% of the residents responding think that they need the illegal joke of a so-called Fitness Center, why is it that 0%—YES! You read right: ZERO—are members of the Fitness Center or have a family member who is a member of the Fitness Center.?!?! (That’s about right because whenever we check the parking lot at the Fitness Center it’s pretty empty. And what are the local churches doing with the Fitness Center possibly stealing people away from the church-sponsored programs, like zumba etc.?)

We repeat: 68% of responders think the Ravena Fitness Center is an “illegal joke”; only 8% think we need the Ravena Fitness Center, and 0% of responders are members or have a family member who is a member of the Ravena Fitness Center. So does it really make sense that the village of Ravena gave the RCS Community Library such a hard time and evicted the library for the space for the Fitness Center? Does it really make sense to have paid more than $40,000 of taxpayer money to purchase the used fitness center equipment from insider Robert “Bob” Fisk? Does it really make sense to have allocated more than $105,000 of taxpayer money to fund the Fitness Center? Is it really fair that a local insider, Cathy Deluca, should have been appointed to run the place after already running two fitness centers to failure? And does it make sense to appoint Cathy Deluca, an insider and close friend of Bruno and Warner, to be director to the tune of more than $30,000 plus benefits? Apparently the majority of aware readers, 68% percent of you don’t think so! So what did you or are you going to do about it?

That brings us to a very revealing part of this report: In the local general elections this past November 5, 2013, voters finally took a firm stand on bad government and crooked elected officials. In Coeymans voters gave Tom “Bigmouth” Boehm and Dawn “Dizzy” Rogers their walking papers. They affirmed their trust in Supervisor Stephen Flach and rejected Ravena mayor John Bruno’s puppet, Martin “Marty” Case. Coeymans is safe.

In addition, by a huge margin—not unexpected, of course—voters rejected the idiotic candidacy of Dawn Maddage, who was totally unknown and unqualified for the Coeymans Town Clerk position. As expected, the popular, experienced, respected Diane Millious was re-elected. That must have been a crushing disappointment for sitting town democrat councilman Thomas E. “Tom” Dolan, who really screwed up the democratic tickets, after having suffered a pitiful defeat in his own bid for a NYS senate seat. Dolan chairs the local democrat committee—The question is: How much longer is the dork going to be allowed to corrupt local politics and get away with it. Even a penile implant wouldn’t keep his approval ratings up!

New Arrival Baby 2014 Gives a Thumbs Down to Ravena Regime!

New Arrival Baby 2014 Gives a Thumbs Down to Ravena Regime!

2014 is an election year for the village of Ravena. The writing on the wall indicates that there’s going to be a big change in Ravena, too. That is, only if voters don’t allow the corruption and favoritism to take the vote away from the voters.

Think of it this way: 85% of residents responding to the poll reside in the village of Ravena or Coeymans. 80% of respondents report that they voted in the November 2013 elections. Do the math. Look at the trends in the respondents’ responses. Now figure out what direction the village of Ravena and other local communities are going to go.

Say what you will about this blog, the numbers and the responses speak for themselves. 82% (with a high of 97%) of responders say that they “get more information from this blog than from local news media.” We’d take that one step further and say that local residents get more true information on this blog than they’ll ever get from local news media. That’s common knowledge., but 72% of responders say that they rely on this blog for truthful information about the community. 79% of responders say that this blog is an important community resource. 75% of responders say that they would “gladly do business with a business that supports this blog.” That’s good to know because although we have never asked for financial support of our work, and work it is, we may need to offer advertising slots to cover expenses. After all, we still have to pay $0.25 a page for documents FOILED from local government and $10.00 for every CD containing recorded minutes, police interviews, or public meetings. It all adds up to a tidy sum. Our time and gas is also not subsidized by any additional income.

All good has a negative side to it and to be complete we have to report at a whopping 17% of responders think this blog is useless. Makes you wonder why they even bother reading it, let alone take the time to respond to one of its polls. Go figure!

100% of residents responding in the poll said that they answered the poll questions honestly and seriously. We believe that and thank all 656 responses for taking the time to answer our questions and to let the community know what such a large number of residents representative of our community are thinking.

Simon Sez: Thumbs DOWN The Editor

Simon Sez:
Thumbs DOWN
The Editor

 Click on this link to read or download a complete tally of the Poll Responses: Poll Reponses.

 The Good News

As of January 1st, both the Town of Coeymans (Albany County) and the Town of New Baltimore (Greene County) now have new leadership and new majorities. It looks very good for those two towns, and our hope is that they will put their heads together, and perhaps even involve the Town of Coxsackie (Greene County), to stop the bickering and stalemates and get things done in the interest of the residents and taxpayers of those communities. We hope that the voters in the Village of Ravena (Town of Coxsackie, Albany County) will see the light at the end of the long dark tunnel that the former town councils and the present village government has painted very, very dark, indeed. We hope that the voters in the Village of Ravena, supported by their neighbors in the Hamlet of Coeymans will fumigate village hall on Election Day 2014, get rid of the cockroach infestation there now, and finally install a village team that will not badmouth and fingerpoint but will foster and nurture inter-community cooperation. Once that is done, intercommunity groups and action can step in and take the Bruno-Warner ghost town and resucitate it to become a colorful, inviting,vibrant community with a real heartbeat. The new administration in New Baltimore can now take charge and put New Baltimore on the map not as a community that digs up its natural treasures and buries its traditions, but one that truly serves its residents, fosters neighborliness, and preserves the traditional values of work, faith, fairness, family and loyalty. The Town of Coeymans can come a long way by cleaning up its own corruption now that some of the vermin have been removed from the community pantry. But there’s much work ahead and real smart governing and negotiation that has to be done soon before the enthusiasm wanes, and support for major change recedes. There’s excitement in the air…and true hope in hearts. Don’t disappoint us. After all, this blog is not really about “Thumbs Down” but about “Handshakes” and we and our readers are on the spot to make sure those gestures of friendship, community, and cooperation happen. Please do your part to make 2014 a year of prosperity and positive change!

Make it happen!

Make it happen!

 
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6 responses to “Final Results of the “Tell Us What You Think” Poll

  1. The Truth

    January 17, 2014 at 7:26 am

    [Entire comment too idiotic to publish. Totally off-topic and uninteresting.]

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    • RCS Confidential

      January 28, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      Apparently you have defrauded yet another service provider to publish you boring rants. How many providers have to ban you before you catch on to the fact that no one is interested in your stupidity? You are so ignorant you don’t have the common sense to realize that you are predictable, and your comments are always the same. Please stop making yourself such a ridiculous figure, and stop trying to get your idiotic rants publised on this blog. You’re boring and sick.

      The Editor

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  2. CKP

    January 12, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    “a high majority of residents responding to the poll do not want the Coeymans police department in our communities and would rather have the Albany County Sheriff’s officers and the NYS police handling law enforcement in our communities” …provided that the rotten in the Albany County Sheriff’s Office are pared away, presumably?

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    • RCS Confidential

      January 12, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      Dear CKP:

      Of course! To replace an unaccountable, non-transparent law enforcement farce like the Coeymans P.D. with a similarly corrupt entity would certainly not be what I read into the respondents’ comments. As is the case anywhere, if you perceive there is a problem you have to be factual and specific in identifying the problem in order to make those accountable for correcting the problem responsible for doing so. The problem with the Coeymans P.D. is that they think they’re accountable to no one and piss down everyone’s leg only to tell them it’s ice water. The chief law enforcement person in Albany County is the Albany County DA and we all know his story. The Sheriff’s Department, at least, and even if it does have a couple of dolts (I’m thinking specifically of Kerry Thompson for one. You may have others in mind as you write), but unless a public outcry citing specific, actional complaints or violations and real facts are offered, nothing can reasonably be done. Something might be morally or ethically wrong, unfair, even biased but to get these guys you have to find that it’s illegal. I’m all for prosecuting the prosecutors.

      For your peace of mind: No one is suggesting replacing one bunch of crooks with another. We’re looking for clean-up not variety.

      Now, back on topic: Did you participate in the poll? If yes or if no, what do you think of the results?

      The Editor

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      • CKP

        January 12, 2014 at 7:42 pm

        In my short reply above, I was riffing on your pun from: https://smalbanynewyork.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/albany-county-sheriff-craig-apple-has-the-apple-gone-rotten/

        I’d previously linked my FOIL request for “accreditation program records for police departments in Albany County”, which had this with respect to Albany County Sheriff Apple:

        “Rodriguez allegedly recorded a January 2010 meeting where Apple brought together members of his department to boost morale. In the meeting, Apple, who officially succeeded former sheriff James Campbell in 2012 after serving as acting sheriff for nearly a year, encouraged the members of the department to work within a ‘gray area’ and is heard saying ‘I’ve been living in the gray for 22 (expletive) years. I know exactly how to manipulate the law and I’ve gotten pretty good at doing it. Is it right, wrong or indifferent? I don’t (expletive) care.'”
        Fitzgerald, Bryan. “Dismiss misconduct claim, court rules; Statue of limitations cited in investigator’s taping of undersheriff.” Albany Times Union. April 6, 2013: C5. http://albarchive.merlinone.net/mweb/wmsql.wm.request?oneimage&imageid=22105121

        That being Apple’s attitude regarding laws and the sort of attitude he models for everyone in his department and encourages them to emulate, is a big problem. I agree with you that Soares is a problem.

        “Soares has not responded to several requests for an interview.”
        Crowley, Cathleen F. “Handling of rape case defended; UAlbany police chief says officers followed protocol in dealing with alleged assault.” Albany Times Union. October 26, 2006: A1. http://albarchive.merlinone.net/mweb/wmsql.wm.request?oneimage&imageid=6365244

        I don’t think public servants have a right to avoid interviews, particularly about such a serious crime as a gang rape. Regardless, seven years after that gang rape case involving SUNY Albany football players in which ex-coach, ex-athlete, football fan SUNY Albany Police “Chief” J. “Frank” Wiley chose not to contact the DA’s office until the media reported it and thereby forced his hand, there’s still been no Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SUNY Albany and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office in accordance with N.Y. EDUC. LAW § 355 (2) (l), in relevant part “Subject to the approval of the chancellor, the president of each state-operated campus of the state university shall enter into a written agreement with adjoining law enforcement agencies establishing protocols for the exercise of authority by such university police officer off-campus, including mutual aid and assistance.” Instead, showing where their real interests are, the UAlbany Police made an MOU with the UAlbany football team. Albany County could require in an MOU that the SUNY Albany Police report crimes such as gang rape to the DA’s Office ASAP so that the case for the prosecution could be strengthened and better services provided to the victims. Evidently, by failing to make that agreement (even though it appears to be required by law), Albany County and SUNY Albany don’t want to strengthen cases for the prosecution and don’t want for better services to be provided to victims?

        I’ve contacted Soares, but he never replies. Karen Ziegler, Director of the Albany County Crime Victims and Sexual Violence Center, claimed to have contacted Soares on my behalf (November 6, 2013 8:09 AM: “I will forward this to the DA and let’s see what comes of it. Is that okay with you?”) and Soares still didn’t reply. Given Soares’ refusal to help, Ms Ziegler wrote: “At this point, I am not sure how to advise you.” What good is the Albany County Crime Victims and Sexual Violence Center if it can’t help victims of crime, if it has no pull with the DA? She wrote, “We have no authority over any other agency. We have no investigative ability.”

        The Albany County Sheriff’s Office claimed they don’t have jurisdiction over crimes committed at SUNY Albany (with respect to more recent ones than the above that I wanted to report, including obstruction of justice, false police reports, and written threats sent to me and my family by SUNY Albany), when there seems to be no reason why they would not have jurisdiction. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office even claimed they were unable to find out what law enforcement agency has jurisdiction over SUNY Albany to whom crimes by “Chief” J. “Frank” Wiley and others could be reported and prosecuted. Senior Investigator Shawn W. Spring, Jr. wrote me, “I can only assume that a State Agency is responsible for the oversight of the SUNY Police Department. To make a complaint about the SUNY Police Department, I highly recommend seeking the advice of an attorney with the hope that they will be able to identify the proper agency or explain wether or not the request is a viable request with an end result that would be worth the time and expense of obtaining it.” The Albany County Sheriff’s Office’s Senior Investigator being completely unable to successfully investigate a very simple question as well as his taking the position that a member of the public must hire a private attorney just in order to file a police report is outrageous. If they have a lot of cold cases, is it any wonder why?

        I think I’m largely in agreement regarding the poll results; my point before, poorly expressed, was that replacing the Coeymans PD with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office isn’t really a viable option at present. The problem of corruption in law enforcement exists at the local, county, and state level all across the state and somehow that needs to be comprehensively addressed. Why has the NYS Division of Criminal Justices Services been granting special accreditations to departments that should instead be under state and federal investigation? I also would be concerned about how accountable county law enforcement would be to people in Coeymans if there continued to be problems. A local PD if cleaned up (if that’s even possible) might be preferable to a corrupt county office that wouldn’t listen to or be accountable to Coeymans voters.

        “All good has a negative side to it and to be complete we have to report at a whopping 17% of responders think this blog is useless. Makes you wonder why they even bother reading it, let alone take the time to respond to one of its polls. Go figure!” That is indeed peculiar!

        I appreciated your final note: “Please do your part to make 2014 a year of prosperity and positive change!” Very much agreed!

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      • RCS Confidential

        January 12, 2014 at 8:22 pm

        Thank you very much for your very awakening comment and all of the information. I sincerely hope that our many readers take the time to read it–and re-read it as I have done–to milk as much from it as I did. Many questions not many answers but as Socrates would have put it, the questions sharpen critical thought.

        Thanks again, Chris!

        The Editor

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