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Week 3 of Our Poll: Results

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The Poll is Still Going Strong!

 

Get Rid of Bruno, Coeymans P.D.!!! Poll Responses Overwhelming!

Get Rid of Bruno, Coeymans P.D.!!!
Poll Responses Overwhelming!

Now, in its 3rd week, we’ve almost doubled the responses from our last report: We’ve gone from 278 responses to 517 responses. To put this in some perspective, about 1900 Coeymans residents voted in the last elections on November 5th, 2013. Our 517 responses represent 27% of the entire number of votes in the last town of Coeymans general elections. That’s an incredibly good response and certainly represents a reliable trend among local residents.

That figure gets even larger when we consider that many of the people who voted on November 5th don’t even use computers. Furthermore, even if they are computer users and follow this blog, most are passive readers; this means they visit, read and leave, some occasionally leave a comment, but not much else. So the 517 responses we have received a people in the town of Coeymans who feel very strongly about what they’re voting on.

But in all honesty, we have to consider that some responses may come from people outside the area who have an opinion on what is going on in the town of Coeymans and the surrounding area. Perhaps they live in the town of Bethlehem but their children attend RCS schools or they have friends in the RCS area. Some responses may come from the the Town of New Baltimore, but New Baltimore has less than half the population of the town of Coeymans and less than ¼ of the responses come from the town of New Baltimore. It’s also unlikely that someone living in New Baltimore would respond to a question about Ravena but even if they did, it’s still a good indicator of what people think of the village of Ravena and the town of Coeymans. So take if for what it’s worth.

The Analysis

Numbers Don't Lie

Numbers Don’t Lie, Bruno Does

First of all, 100% of respondents say that they answered the poll questions honestly and seriously. That’s good.

This blog continues to get very high marks with 87% of respondents saying they get more information from this blog than from the media. 85% feel that this blog is an important community resource. 77.5% of respondents rely on this blog for truthful information about the community. and 65% say they would gladly do business with a business that supports this blog. Needless to say, we’re very happy with these figures. Still, 17.5% feel that this blog is useless.

According to the responses received regarding Ravena mayor John Bruno and his flying monkeys, Nancy Warner, Martin Case (lost his bid in November for the town of Coeymans supervisor position), Rocco Persico, and Bill Bailey their time is getting really short. 65%  want no more Bruno, Warner, Persico, Case or Bailey in Ravena. 52% want to send mayor Bruno to Alaska, and only 7.5% think tht mayor Bruno is doing a good job. Byebye Bruno!

Flying-Monkey-We expect that after the recent revelations of the Bruno-CSX betrayal of Ravena residents, especially those on Magnolia Drive, that Bruno’s and his flying monkey’s ratings have plummeted even further. Especially after that comedy of a village council meeting and Bruno’s unabashed lies and the village trustee’s absolute ignorance. Yes, people, that’s an embarrassing bunch!

As for the town of Coeymans Police 80.0% of respondents say that the Albany County Sheriff and the New York State Police should provide law enforcement in the town of Coeymans. A whopping 75% of respondents want to eliminate the town of Coeymans police department.

70% of respondents want the police presence out of our RCS schools. Only 17.5% want to keep the police in our schools. What do you think? Take the poll.

We expect these Coeymans police department figures with skyrocket when we publish the story about how Mrs Darlington pushes out a pup and then goes back to work at Albany County DA Soares’ pigpen, while Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington stays home and babysits his new pup. Yes, Coeymans has a police chief is a stay-at-home mom but he’s doing it on taxpayer dollars. Question: Is he taking personal time, vacation time, sick leave to stay home? Likely not.

We have a story in the making that reports how two Coeymans police department employees got hold of Kerry Thompson’s official laptop (it was allegedly left unsecured in Thompson’s unlocked vehicle) and the perps sent an Albany County Sheriff’s deputy on a wild-goose chase. Craig Apple, Albany County Sheriff, almost immediately removed Thompson from the Coeymans p.d. and gave him an assignment at the Albany County Sheriff’s department, a desk job, a sort of demotion-promotion. The two Coeymans police officers, Danielle Crosier and Peter McKenna got temporary suspensions—Crosier got a week and McKenna got a month— they should have been fired. It was all discussed in “executive session,” that is, behind closed doors but our informant has the details and you will, too, very soon. What do you think of law enforcement officers involved in such stupidity?

87.5% of respondents say that no decisions should be made by the town boards until the new town boards take over. This is still very high but down 8.9% from the last tally. At this point in time, the lame ducks on the boards probably won’t get anything pushed through anyway. But any raises and promotions passed should be critically reviewed by the new boards in January.

Then we have Cathy Deluca’s payoff playpen, you know the one that mayor Bruno and his flying monkeys allocated more than $100,000 of Ravena tax dollars to support while Bruno and Warner were evicting the RCS Community Library, and working so hard to destroy the Ravena-Coeymans Youth and Teen Activity Center? Well 67% of respondents still consider the Ravena Health and Fitness Center to be “an illegal joke!”  And 0% still say that they or a famly member use the RHFC! How’s that for wise decision-making as far as your tax dollars are concerned, Ravena residents? Cathy Deluca probably loves the idea but she’s cashing in at the rate of $30,000 a year in salary plus very generous benefits. This is all happening while more and more buildings are going empty and CSX is cutting down residents’ trees for a second rail line nobody but Bruno and CSX knew about. You GO! Ravena!

Nancy Warner Sends Season's Greetings from Mayor Bruno Those aren't Christmas trees in the background!

Nancy Warner Sends Season’s Greetings from Mayor Bruno
Those aren’t Christmas trees in the background!

Speaking of the Ravena-Coeymans Youth and Teen Activity Center readers may have noticed that that building is now what is politely called “distressed property,” that is, mayor Bruno and Ravena village trustee Nancy Warner have succeeded not only in depriving local youth of a place to go for supervised and safe entertainment but they now have another empty building on Main Street, Brunoville. It’s big, ugly and empty. Congratulations! Mayor John Bruno and Nancy Warner, Marty Case and Bill Bailey, Rocco Persico! You’ve done it again! Killed something good and put another empty storefront on Main Street, Ravena.

hatchet figureRespondents, however, feel differently and it’s not good for the Bruno crowd: 70% of respondents vote to save the Ravena-Coeymans Youth and Teen Activity Center. The figures are very encouraging but unfortunately Bruno and Warner did their dirty work: the Teen Center is gone and the kids are still here, bait for the Coeymanazi police department, nowhere to go, nothing to do. All this happened while two RCS Central School District employees, Marty Case, a teacher, and Rocco Persico, a school psychologist, sit on the village of Ravena village council! A teacher and a school psychologist, sucking up school district money, figures who should have the best interests of the kids at heart and they support two mummies, Bruno and Warner, in killing the Teen Center and dumping the kids. No wonder Ravena is a dump, a ghost town, a cemetery! The didn’t allocate a single cent in support of the Youth Center but had more than $100,000 for a fitness center no one seems to want (except for Cathy Deluca and the Bruno-Warner pair).

The increasing numbers of responses give us a more reliable idea of what the Ravena-Coeymans community is thinking. The fact that respondents take the time to actually answer the question about “honestly and seriously” clearly shows that they feel it’s important to know that fact. This also means that if they are being honest and serious, they’re likely answering only those questions that apply to them. This, again, speaks in favor of the reliability of the figures.

It’s interesting that the respondents were in the early days of the poll most emotional on issues like the Coeymans p.d. and the Bruno regime when the respondent numbers were low but the percentages were high. Now we have more responses and the percentages are leveling out more. This would indicate that people with really strong feelings against these issues came out first and then more moderate readers reacted, and finally, the minority needed to go on the defense and start countering the overwhelming responses against the Coeymans p.d. and the Bruno regime. Even so, the percentages against the Coeymans p.d. and the Bruno regime continue to be overwhelmingly high and appear to want to hover there.

We have one week to go before we close down the poll and present the final figures. We urge our town of Coeymans and New Baltimore residents to participate and to vote so that your neighbors know how you feel. This is information that Coeymans and Ravena residents won’t be getting anywhere else and it’s important in view of recent developments and historic changes that have taken place in recent months.

Click here to view the latest breakdown and comparison with the last report: Week 3 Poll Conversion Table 13-12-13_word.


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Beating Them Honestly
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New Baltimore Town Board to Be Roasted!

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New Baltimore Town Hall on Monday, December 9, at 7:00 p.m.

Don’t Miss the Roasting of the O’Rorke Town of New Baltimore Town Board.

What's that you said, Suz?

What’s that you said, Suz?

Special Menu Items Will include Chris Norris and Lisa Benway Crispy Critters in a Brown Sauce!

Lame-duck, defeated New Baltimore Supervisor Susan O’Rorke and two town board lackies, Chris Norris and Lisa Benway, will explain their personal recipes for roast pork. You know, the ones Denis Jordan and selected vendors have learned to enjoy these past years. Susan O’Rorke will try to squirm out of her putrid corner to explain why she and lackies Chris Norris and Lisa Benway approved so many illegal and unlawful expenditures of New Baltimore taxpayers’ money. David Wukitsch, New Baltimore town attorney will be available to explain why the residents of New Baltimore should not petition the Committee on Professional Standards to suspend his license to practice law or at lease sanction and censure him for legal malpractice while advising the O’Rorke monkeys.

Not Any More!!! Be at the New Baltimore Town Hall and Find Out What Happened to the Bacon!

Not Any More!!!
Be at the New Baltimore Town Hall and Find Out What Happened to the Bacon!

The New York State Comptroller’s auditors found some very serious misuse of taxpayer money and some very suspicious purchasing practices made by the Susan O’Rorke/Chris Norris/Lisa Benway trio. Denis Jordan, an elected town official and town highway superintendent was at the center of most of the abuse of public office. So what do O’Rorke, Norris, Benway do with New Baltimore taxpayer money? They give Jordan a raise!

Concerned residents and taxpayers of New Baltimore intend to show up at the December 9, 2013, New Baltimore Town Board meeting to demand that O’Rorke, Norris, and Benway explain their mismanagement and violation of town policies and New York State Law. They will have to explain why criminal charges should not be brought against them.

Mr Jordan will have to explain why he got the raise and why he was involved in so many illegal purchases. We already know from Jordan’s, Benway’s and Norris’ own statements put out in a recent campaign letter supporting O’Rorke that Jordan and O’Rorke are very close. So they’re so close they, O’Rorke, Norris, and Benway vote to give their friend Jordan a pay raise. Nice!

And where was New Baltimore town attorney David Wukitsch when all of this illegal crapola was going on? He’s being paid by New Baltimore taxpayers to keep things legal. Davey was sitting on his muffin giving illegal advice for unlawful practices. We think New Baltimore taxpayers should demand that the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, Committee on Professional Standards review David Wukisch’s conduct in his role as New Baltimore town attorney and recommend that he be suspended or at least sanctioned and censured for his legal malpractice!

In the meantime, the only right thing for Denis Jordan to do is to refuse the pay raise and let the new New Baltimore Town Board vote on it. If the new New Baltimore town board thinks he deserves a raise after careful consideration of his past performance and record, we’ll stand by them. But in the meantime, Jordan should not be handed a raise for kissing O’Rorke’s ass at New Baltimore taxpayers’ expense.

New York Governor Mario Cuomo and his Attorney General Eric Schneiderman are so hot and bothered by public corruption, let’s see what they do about radical local government corruption like we have in New Baltimore and in the town of Coeymans! Do their wars on corruption in public office  target only their political opponents and the other party, are their threats and campaigns just smoke-and-mirrors, dogs-and-ponies? We’ll see. They’ll see when they get the numbers from the voting booths!

In the meantime, we citizens have to ensure that the crooks and the corrupt in public office get what they deserve, and lose what they don’t deserve.

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Raped by the Coeymans Police Department!

 


Of course, any Town of Coeymans official or member of the Coeymans Police Department has the opportunity to deny, correct, to clarify any of the statements made in this article. All he or she has to do is leave a comment. We want to hear what you have to say.


Thieves in Law Enforcement And They're Robbing Us Blind!!!

Thieves in Law Enforcement
And They’re Robbing Us Blind!!!

This just in from one of our informants:

Just a few tidbits happening at Coeymans PD.
 
blehOfficer Ryan Johnson who is supposed to be working for the DEA full-time (but is paid through our town of Coeymans tax dollars – not the DEA), and who can be found hanging out at the Coeymans PD all day and even being allowed to pick up OT shifts has now been promoted to Sargeant at Coeymans PD.  Now you need to ask how it is that he can be a FT employee of the DEA (and just had his contract extended with the DEA) and now be promoted to Sargeant at Coeymans PD also – Isn’t this “double dipping”????   It just goes to show that the bad cops always come out on top! But only if the Coeymans town council allow it! The Coeymans town council has ultimate supervisory authority over the Coeymans Police Department and it’s idiot dodo chief, Darlington. So why don’t we ask what in hell is going on in that looney-bin of a town hall?

(Who exactly is paying Johnson? What is the contract with the DEA? Does the DEA reimburse Coeymans for Johnson’s time? What is he doing all day at the Coeymans p.d.? Why does he charge overtime if he’s working for the DEA? What was the basis of his promotion? Number of citizen complaint? Number of civil rights violations? Let’s get some answers, people!)

AGAIN: We say put a moratorium, a stop to any major decisions, including any promotions, especially in the Coeymans police department, until the new town board takes over in January.

Me RCO Me Want OT!

Me SRO
Me Want OT!

Coeymans police officer Danielle Crosier is getting all the OT she could possibly want or “create” as the RCS Central School District “School Resource Officer.” But the kids are still doing all the enforcement work and stopping the bullying in the schools.   When have you ever found it necessary for an SRO to ride the school bus with the football players after hours to an away-game and guess what – She was paid OT for this trip.  How long will it be before we hear about the sexual escapades with the hot-and-horny athletes?!? School Resource Officer? Sounds to us like it’s a goldmine for a rookie female cop whose panties are too tight!  Get that little vixen out of the school and put the teachers and administrators to work! That’s what they’re being paid to do! This isn’t the Bronx or Queens, its Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk! Why do we need police officers in our school corridors?!? (We should ask the working breeder-pairs, not parents, parents parent, but breeder-pairs. They breed them but don’t parent them—the same ones who voted the current RCS teachers board to be the RCS board of education. LOSERS!)

(Why was officer Danielle Crosier making the trip with the team? Was there some suspicion of criminal activity? Was Crosier in uniform? Was Crosier carrying a weapon? Was Crosier in the men’s locker room? Why did the team need Crosier to make the trip with them? Who approved the overtime? Who approved the trip?!?)

Aren’t you so glad to see our tax dollars are being so well administered by our trusted elected officials. Tie up Boehm, Rogers and Dolan until after January, when the new Coeymans town board takes over.

The Town of Coeymans is out of control! It seems the Coeymans police department and the Coeymanazis are running things and everyone in the Coeymans p.d. is cashing in. Why is the Town of Coeymans not  accountable to anyone.  The current Coeymans town board and PD are raping each and every one of us and getting away with it.

Abuse of Public Office & Official Misconduct

Coeymans Idea of Financial Responsibility Your money at work in the Coeymans Police Department.

Coeymans’ Idea of Financial Responsibility
Your money at work in the Coeymans Police Department.
The Editor

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

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Martin Case, Marty’s a Real Case!

Pre-Elections Editorial

DUH! The RCS Social Studies Teacher and Mayor John Bruno’s Personal Choice for Coeymans Town Supervisor

MARTIN “MARTY” CASE

Martin "Marty" Case's X-ray Results are In! Ravena Mayor John Bruno Wants to Appoint Case to Be Coeymans Town Supervisor! Are you going to let that happen?!?

Martin “Marty” Case’s X-ray Results are In!
Ravena Mayor John Bruno Wants to Appoint Case to Be Coeymans Town Supervisor! Are you going to let that happen?!?

At a Recent Ravena village board meeting, board member Rocco Persico, a school psychologist with the RCS school district, had to tell fellow board member, Martin “Marty” Case, about an essay contest for high-school students for scholarships. Has to Be Told By A School Psychologist that there is An National Essay Contest Going On for High-school Students on Guess what? Patriotism. Why was Marty Case so surprised, you’d like to ask? Don’t they both work in the same school district, Persico and Case, even in the same school? Go figure…but they’re making local government decisions that affect our lives and that’s the scarey part of all of this!

  • What’s worse is that here you have Martin “Marty” Case and Rocco Persico, two employees of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District, both on the village board of the village of Ravena, the same village of Ravena that opted to evict the Ravena-Coeymans Community Library in order to put in a fitness center. Now that’s good government, right?
  • Martin “Marty” Case and Rocco Persico, two employees of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District, both on the village board of the village of Ravena, the same village of Ravena that opted to spend more than $40,000 of taxpayer money on used fitness equipment from Bob Fisk, a Ravena insider.
  • Martin “Marty” Case and Rocco Persico, the same Martin “Marty” Case and Rocco Persico, two employees of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District, both on the village board of the village of Ravena, the same village of Ravena that opted to allocate more than $105,000 of taxpayer money to fund the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, a bare-bones fitness center that you are paying twice to use since you have to purchase a membership to the tune of about $250.00 a year.
  • Martin “Marty” Case and Rocco Persico the same Martin “Marty” Case and Rocco Persico, two employees of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District, both on the village board of the village of Ravena, the same village of Ravena that opted to support the appointment of local fiend of RCS, Cathy Deluca, wife of Coeymans cop Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca and  friend of sitting village of Ravena boardmember Nancy Warner, wife of village justice Harold “Hal” Warner, to be the director of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center and to pay her a salary of $30,000 plus benefits. By the way, she managed two fitness centers before the RHFC and both failed. Does that tell you something about Case’s and Persico’s intelligence level?

Catherine M. a.k.a. Cathy Deluca’s already landed the village of Ravena in dangerous water when she got a little too heavy-handed or more accurately, big-mouthed to a local resident and then lied to the Coeymans Police by falsely reporting an incident. Two Notices of Claim and multimillion dollar demands in compensation. You put a dumbass in a position of authority and that’s what you get. But that’s the way the village of Ravena has been run for decades under mayor  John Bruno. But it’s a shame to think that two RCS CSD employees, Martin “Marty” Case, a social studies teacher, and Rocco Persico, a school psychologist, have allowed it to happen.


Worse still…

  • Martin “Marty” Case, teacher and sitting Ravena village board member voted to do all of the above BUT: Martin “Marty” Case hasn’t lifted a finger to prevent Ravena mayor John Bruno and his hatchet woman Nancy Warner, or the Coeymans police from harassing local teens when they’re around the gazebo in the center of village.
  • Nor has teacher Marty Case stepped weighed in on Ravena mayor  John Bruno’s and his hatchet woman Nancy Warner’s backstabbing and digs at the only place in town where village and hamlet youth have a safe place to hang out while under adult supervision, the Ravena-Coeymans Teen and Youth Activities Center.
  • And we haven’t heard a peep from Marty Case or Rocco Persico about allocating any support money to the Ravena-Coeymans Teen and Youth Activities Center but they did vote to create and fund the Ravena Health and Fitness Center that has a minimum age of 18 to use the place, effectively barring any of the kids served by the Ravena-Coeymans Teen and Youth Activities Center.

But Hey! Didn’t we already say that Marty Case is a social studies teacher at the RCS high school? Shouldn’t the welfare of local kids be a top priority on his list? And isn’t Marty Case a social studies teacher? He teaches about the US Constitution and civil rights, good government but on the outside he violates the Bill of Rights and violates the civil rights of the kids parents are paying him to teach! That’s hypocrisy in its vilest, most toxic form.


Here’s another question: Why is the RCS CSD superintendent Dr Allen R. McCartney so silent on the multiple instances of RCS teacher misconduct? Matthew “Matt” J. Miller is the biggest problem. Then there are others like Martin “Marty” Caese. Don’t the taxpayers in this RCS CSD pay McCartney enough to notice the stupidity under his own nose? And what about the RCS board of special interests, also known as the RCS board of education? Why are they so silent? Well one reason is that they stick together like shit to a shoe; why would the teachers clique go after one of their own?


Rocco Persico can’t get off the hook so easily, either. Rocco Persico is being paid very handsomely by this RCS school district to be a school psychologist. You’d think he’d know something about how teens behave and understand something about how to deal with them and what their specific needs are. You’d think that given mayor John Bruno’s and Nancy Warner’s ignorant attitude towards the teens and the Teen Center that Rocco Persico would step in and make a statement in support of providing the village and hamlet young people with a safe, supervised place to go. You’d think Rocco Persico with his “credentials” would be a voice of reason in support of the local youth. Wouldn’t you think that? Wouldn’t you?

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They haven’t.
Marty Case and Rocco Persico are pee-pants on the village board.
Who or what are they scared of?

So we have two RCS central school district employees on the Ravena village board and neither of them have let out a peep in favor of local youth.

Now Martin “Marty” Case, the social studies teacher who doesn’t know about the social studies essay competition, an the social studies teacher who lets the village of Ravena burn the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights and violate our civil rights but worse than that, stays mum when it comes to harassing local youth and violating their civil rights. Doesn’t say a word when the Coeymans Police violate civil rights in the village of Ravena when they enforce an unconstitutional loitering law.  Now, Ravena mayor John Bruno’s personal pick to be appointed, not elected, to be Coeymans town supervisor, wants your vote.

The Diagnosis is In: Martin “Marty” Case has shit for brains. He’s been a coward on the Ravena village board and is a hypocrite when it comes to what he teaches RCS students and what he does on the village board. He’s just what Ravena mayor John Bruno needs in the town of Coeymans supervisor’s office to make the entire town of Coeymans a suburb of mummy-mayor John Bruno’s office, and to transform the entire town into a Police State and a Ghost Town, just what they’ve managed to do to the village of Ravena!

Effects of Psychological and Biomechanical Trauma on Brain and Behavior…

Maybe Marty Case or Rocco Persico can tell us whay the Coeymans Police have made it a habit of parking at or near the Teen Center? Is this part of the Bruno Police State in Ravena with the complicity and collaboration of DoDo Darlington’s Coeymans bullies? Huge drug raids for a handful of pot plants. Now that takes a crack police force and a budget of more than a million dollars a year. Or does it take a cracked town board, a senile village mayor, and a band of Coeymanazis on parade? Think about it. Is it worth your peace of mind, your kids’ rights and a bunch of pothead to have those yahoos racing up and down your streets at the cost of $1,000,000 a year? Well, that’s what was going on on Saturday, October 4, 2013, around New Street in Ravena. Sure beats cable TV.


You’ll recall that several months ago Marty Case was chaperoning a group of RCS students to Washington D.C. There was an unconfirmed report that Case took off one evening to party and came back a bit impaired. The report originated from students, later parents voiced concerns. The RCS school district was called upon to investigate. So far no statement has been issued as to the results. As far as we’re concerned, the report is true until the RCS CSD comes forward to clear Case, or Case makes a statement denying the report. We do want to emphasize that the report was unconfirmed but we also emphasize that neither the RCS Central School District nor Case have come forward with any results of an investigation or a denial!


If we can’t get Marty Case out of the schools or off the Ravena village council this election day we sure as hell can keep him out of the Coeymans town supervisor’s office!

This one's for you, Marty Case The Editor

This one’s for you, Marty Case
The Editor

 

Big Disappointments & Civil Rights Violations: The Ravena Health and Fitness Center

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The burning question is: Ravena Taxpayers, Ravena Residents, are already paying at least $115,000 for the Ravena Health and Fitness Center for the budget year 2013-14, so Why??? do Ravena Residents have to shell out at least $240.00 each a year to use the Ravena Health and Fitness Center???? Shouldn’t it be the same as the Community Library? Taxpayer money supports the RCS Community Library but residents and even non-residents can use the library FREE! There’s no additional charge to use the Community Library! So why do Ravena residents have to get hit twice by the Bruno-Warner-Deluca crooks?

And can Ravena residents and taxpayers affort to back-up the lawsuits and settlements that are likely to come out of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center because of its risks and hazards? And we’re not even considering the lawsuits and settlements that will result from the poor management and illegal policies and procedures under so-called director Cathy Deluca, who with the collaboration  of mayor  John T. Bruno and Nancy Warner, set herself up in a plum job for a cool $30,000 of taxpayer money! They play,  YOU PAY, Ravena!

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On Our Ravena Tour, Our Third, and Quite Possibly Our Most Disappointing Stop Was…

The Ravena Health and Fitness Center

Given the history and the circumstances surrounding the questionable creation and scandalous lack of planning and corrupt funding of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, and given the way the village of Ravena simply went through the motions but then hired one of their own to be “director” of the center for a cool $30 grand a year, we found it very difficult to dump emotions and stay objective when stepping into the place.

But that notwithstanding, here’s our report on our experience plus the added entertainment report of a local resident’s experience at the Ravena Health and Fitness Center.

First of all, we were pleasantly surprised to find the place really looking like a fitness center. At first glance it’s a bit cramped and, if you get 10 or 15 people in the place it could make the impression of being crowded and claustrophobic, but if you were to go there with the genuine intention of getting a good workout, you’d probably not notice.

We also had the feeling that two things can happen if the place gets off to a start: It will become a haven for young men who want to strut their testosterone-soaked egos (and this would discourage the older crowd) or it will become a watering hole for bored housewives and local buffalos (which would likely discourage the younger folk). Either way, the place will not likely support both groups because it’s simply too cramped.

I found that the open area where the classes would be held to be too open and would distract from the necessary concentration for strength and weight training

The center has a program of “classes” but I found that the open area where the classes would be held to be too open and would distract from the necessary concentration for strength and weight training enthusiasts or persons doing cardio or aerobic exercise on the machines, and who generally like to while away the time reading or enjoying music. In other words, it may turn out to be very distracting whatever you’re likely to be involved in.

I was greeted by a very pleasant young man who tended to ramble on with a scriptlike pitch until I had to tell him I have been working out for many years and know my way around a gym and have my routines, so “Can it!” (but not in so many words).

In general, the staff was pleasant and, although a bit puppy-like, eager to assist.

Locker rooms—there’s only one and there’s absolutely no privacy. No showers.

I was a bit disappointed when I asked about the locker rooms—there’s only one and there’s absolutely no privacy. No showers, either. I was told that changing booths were going to be installed but there would be no showers. So much for privacy and hygiene.

The Ravena Health and Fitness center, for what it offers, is extremely expensive

The greeter/salesperson handed me a copy of the “membership contract” which was a surprise, too. The Ravena Health and Fitness center, for what it offers, is extremely expensive: 1 year membership for village residents is $240.00/year or $150/6 months ($300/year). For non-village residents (I’m not quite certain what a “non-village resident” is supposed to be) a whopping $300/year or $180/6 months ($360/year). The per visit fee is $10.

We compared the cost of membership and membership options with two local clubs, Bally’s and Planet—RHFC was dead in the water!

What I don’t get is that the Ravena health and fitness center is subsidized by our tax dollars and is supposed to be a community club so why the devil is it so damned expensive???? Maybe Mayor John T. Bruno or fitness center director Cathy Deluca (hired at $30K a year + benes) can answer that for us.

Dictatorial and Heavy-handed Membership Registration & Conditions

In addition to the extremely expensive membership fees, another problem I see is the fact that for that money you have only one club to choose from: Ravena.

So we compared the cost of membership and membership options with two local clubs, Planet Fitness and Ballys, both with locations nationwide, and both fitness systems offering incredible opportunities for whatever your tastes may be. In general, the average cost for full membership, the opportunity to use any club anywhere they have a club, the availability of the most modern equipment, trainers, exercise programs, in some locations swimming pools, sauna, steam, separate changing rooms for men and women, showers, and frequently they’re open 24 hours to accommodate almost any member’s schedule is—I hope you’re sitting down—an average of between $150-175/year, and depending on the membership plan you choose, could be as low as $75/year. There are innumerable options so we’re just providing the average.

The burning question is: Ravena Taxpayers, Ravena Residents, are already paying at least $115,000 for the Ravena Health and Fitness Center for the budget year 2013-14, so Why??? do Ravena Residents have to shell out at least $240.00 each a year to use the Ravena Health and Fitness Center???? Taxpayer money supports the RCS Community Library but residents and even non-residents can use the library FREE! There’s no additional charge to use the Community Library! So why do Ravena residents have to get hit twice by the Bruno-Warner-Deluca crooks?

Bally’s has one club in the Albany area (Crossgates Mall) but Planet Fitness has about 5 locations in our immediate area, the closest one being in Glenmont.

So, as far as facilities and cost go, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center falls far short of being worth the money for what it offers.

The terms of membership are a bit dictatorial and heavy-handed, something I have not experienced at other clubs (I’m a long-time member of Bally’s and a member at Planet Fitness). At Ravena Health and Fitness, for example, in terms of liability for personal injury or property loss, you have to sign your life away (hopefully not literally). The Ravena Health and Fitness Center assumes no responsibility for any liability. So read the Membership Registration Form very carefully before signing, if you actually are considering joining the joint. The impression I got, though didn’t ask for confirmation, was that they are not insured. (I’d be very happy if someone were to correct me if I’m wrong on this.)

Ravena Health and Fitness can change “facilities, equipment, hours, service, regulations and policies” at any time and by singing the Membership Agreement you agree to accept this as a condition of membership. No way, José! For $240-$300/year? Forgettaboutit!

There are other very bizarre and restrictive terms and conditions of membership that I found to be overly controlling and unnecessary for a tiny, community-based club.

Our advice: Read the Membership Registration agreement very carefully before putting your money down and signing! Think very carefully about whether it’s worth the money and the possible aggravation.

We’ll close this report with the impressions of a local resident who very recently visited the Ravena Health and Fitness center and shared his/her impressions with us but asked to remain unidentified for obvious reasons. Here’s what he/she had to say:

“I stopped in at the Ravena health club to check it out and see what was going on.

“I walked in and one of the employees approached me and introduced himself. I told him why I was there and he agreed to give me a tour. What was really bizarre was that there was a heavy-set, older blond woman sitting on a desk in the office area who gave me a wierd feeling of being watched or examined but the tour got my mind off her gaze for a while.

“I liked the equipment because there were several machines I like to use, free weights, too. There was warm-up equipment and a space for stretching. The problem was that it was kind of cramped and not very inviting…it didn’t have that ‘gym feel’, if you know what I mean. At least before it felt like a library, it still does.

“There’s only one co-ed locker room! No showers!

“I would have considered it a possibility for when I’m too lazy to make the trip to Albany to the club where I normally work out but the Ravena club is really crazy expensive. It would cost me more than $200 for much less than what I get for $75 a year at my Albany club. No brainer!

“But the real clincher came when I met a woman who was exercising who recognized me and asked me, “Are you [redacted]?” When I answered, “Yes!” I heard the chubby blond behind the counter let out what I can only describe as a squeal and then heard a lot of whispering. I continued my chat with the woman who was from my RCS graduating class, and who wanted to get my address for an upcoming class reunion.

“When I was ready to leave, the chubby, older blond [woman] called me over, asked my name and started to verbally assault me. I asked who she was and she identified herself as “Cathy Deluca.” I responded, “My pleasure! I was looking forward to meeting you, Mrs Deluca!” Her response was, “It’s not a pleasure!” She continued her assault and finally told me, “You’re not welcome. Please leave.”

“I guess that solves the question of joining the Ravena club.

“You were right. It’s run by that group and when an employee of a publicly owned, community facility can make a decision whether a resident is “welcome” or not it’s pretty bad. I’m paying her salary and she has no right to tell me I’m unwelcome for no reason at all, or just because she doesn’t like my politics.

“Business as usual in Ravena!”

We couldn’t have said it better and we won’t attempt to do so. But we did recommend that the resident file a Notice of Claim against the village of Ravena for Cathy Deluca’s misconduct. Who knows, the resident may end up owning a fitness center!

This One's For You, Cathy Deluca

This One’s For You, Cathy Deluca

NO, thank you! Ravena Health and Fitness Center!

The Editor

The Editor

 

Deluca, Miller, Teachers Clique Want More Money!!!!

Look RCS Property Owners:
You’re Simply Going to Have to Shit or Get Off the Pot!!!

If You Don't Stand Up and Fight  You'll Be Doing this, Too, Just to Pay your Property Taxes!!!

If You Don’t Stand Up and Fight
You’ll Be Doing this, Too,
Just to Pay your Property Taxes!!!

You’re going to be cleaning toilets at Shop’n Save to pay your property taxes while Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca is sucking up his pension, Cathy Deluca is collecting $30 grand of Ravena residents’ tax money, Matt Miller becomes the teachers’ hero for getting them more of your money, and the New York State United Teachers union is laughing its way to the bank!

How is it that James Latter and Howard Engel can say they were “blindsided” by the budget?!? They’re on the board of education for chrissake! Well, I can understand Teddy Revelle not knowing what’s going on…he’s either on another planet, playing with his water bottle, or typing idiotically on his laptop while the world passes him by. How in hell did that character get elected to be on the board in the first place. He’s a wet dud! Latter’s just devious. But really, Jim, you don’t have to play stupid, just be yourself. That’s convincing enough!

As for Edward “Teddy” Reville, he was just downright disrespectful and impolite when he finally woke up from his torpor, his usual coma. He was even nasty to the young lady who spoke. Learn some decorum Reville! What a dork you are “Teddy”.

Let’s clarify the issue for those of our readers who did not see the meeting and may not understand completely what went on. There was a 6:2 vote. Some think that Mike Robbins and Judy Sylvester voted with the teachers against the 2% proposal and for a higher levy. THEY DID NOT! They voted against the 2% because they want it even LOWER! In fact, Vadney, Robbins, Sylvester, Lukens reason, YES! REASON, that technology, operations and maintenance and transportation can be trimmed even more. One example: the budget contains a provision for two new lawn mowers at $25,000 each. Only one is actually needed.

Who is running the board anyway? Deluca, Miller? Why do Whalen, Engel, Latter, and Reville march in lockstep with what they want? Are Whalen, Engel, Latter and Reville mindless zombies? (I can’t believe I asked that question!)

animated growing head_smDo you feel a silent scream swelling up inside…like rage?

The “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca and “Gimme-a-Health-Club” Cathy Deluca together with their Coeymanazi mob joined with New York State United Teachers lackey “Matt-the-Mutt” Miller, teacher and union rep at the RCS high school, to say that Dr Alan McCarthy’s efforts to keep the tax increase low was not going to be enough money!!! Deluca and Miller got up and actually said that McCartney’s budget was too low and the 2% increase was not enough. Deluca and Miller told the RCS CSD school board that they should raise the taxes even MORE!!!!

Two things are crystal clear: The first one is that Jerry Deluca is a loudmouth with very questionable motivation. Miller is a loudmouth with very clear motivation. Jerry Deluca is a crook (you don’t have to steal money to be a crook, just swindle people out of their freedom of choice). He’s a bully in a suit.

The second one is that Matthew J. “Matt-the-Mutt” Miller is just sleezy. Yes, he’s a crook, too, and pocketed plenty of your money while he was double-dipping as energy manager and still is doing his union work on your dimes. He’s a clown who thinks his union position is a power position. It’s not, really. But it does say something about Miller’s character: he plays both sides of the fence, he’s insincere, and immoral.

Of course, the teachers clique on the RCS CSD school board agreed and Alice Whalen, Howard “Bray” Engel, James Latter, and Edward Teddy Revile … that’s Reville voted McCartney’s budget down because it wasn’t raising your taxes enough to satisfy the greed of the teachers and their NYSUT union rep and the Coeymanazis.

We’re inviting you to send in your comments on how you feel about Gerald “Jerry” Deluca’s and Matt Miller’s demand that you pay more property taxes. We want to know your comments on how you feel about board of education members Alice Whalen, Howard Engel, James Latter, and Edward Revelle sending Dr Alan McCartney back to the drawing board to figure out how to raise your taxes more. We want to hear from YOU, NOW!!!

You'd Better Decide What You're Gonna Do and Do It

You’d Better Decide What You’re Gonna Do and Do It
Or you can read in the Times Useless how many more businesses and residents leave the area for places where they can live affordably.

It’s time for you to start writing letters to the Superintendent, to the New York State Board of Edcucation, to the Board of Education Members who think you aren’t paying enough taxes. You need to attend the next Board of Education meeting and ask Whalen, Engel, Latter, and Revelle to explain why they think you need to be paying more taxes. You need to wake up and tell the Delucas and Matt Miller to SHUT UP!

Because if you don’t YOU DESERVE the SCREWIN’ YER GONNA GET from Deluca, Miller, the Coeymanazis and the New York State United Teachers union!

(Editor’s Note: We urge you to watch the video of the April 16, 2013, board of education meeting. You won’t believe what you hear. It’ll be available on the RCS CSD website in a couple of days.)

something tells me you should start listening those voices The Editor

something tells me you should start listening those voices
The Editor

 

A Senile, Demented Brain Gives Birth: You Pay Again!

Well, We Can Say:
“We Told You So!”

AGAIN!

Which Brain Is the Father
of Ravena Mayor Bruno’s Brainchild?

We know it sounds strange talking about brains in the same breath as the Ravena village board and senile mayor John T. Bruno and his crooked minions, and we problably should rather be talking about mandatory sentencing guidelines but Hey! brains is the subject of the day. Right? And so when you talk about Good you have to talk about evil. Right? When you talk about brains you have to talk about brainless, too.

Ravena-Coeymans has recently been reading headlines like, “Future uncertain for library as lease deal falls through“, “Village to library: Vacate premises by October 31“, “Ravena library can stay put for now” but we had already predicted this situation back on May 2, 2012, before the budget votes, in our article “Library Proposal Still ‘In Press’”  in which we predicted that the Ravena Public Library was going to be another “Swimming Pool” and our headline was “Is the RCS Public Library Plan Going to Be Another RCS Swimming Pool? Poor Planning, Too Many Questions, Too Few Answers…Kill It Now Before It Gets Too Far Along and You’re Stuck with an Monkey on Your Backs!” And your wise village board, John Bruno, Martin Case, Rocco Persico, Bill Bailey, and your darling Biscone component, Nancy Biscone-Warner (yes, wife of town justice-under-investigation, Harold “Hal” Warner) together with the omnipresent Cathy and Jerry “Dirty Hands” Deluca, are going to give you another albatross on your backs: a village fitness center!

Our library article would be worth reading if you haven’t read it (just click on the link in the above paragraph) already and should be re-read even if you have. Because it’s no joke: the same people who were involved in the RCS swimming pool fiasco are involved in this baby, too. Do the names Deluca, Bruno, Biscone sound familiar. Yes! They mixed up in this lunatic development, too.

And there is just as much sneaking around, just as many secret meetings, and taxpayer money is being mismanaged by people like John Bruno, who was just cited for gross mismanagement of Ravena accounts and whose reply was, “I didn’t know.” My bullshit meter is going off the scale at this point.

Or did you all forget that little scandal that came out of the recent audit of the village of Ravena! Gosh you all have short memories…an epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease seems to be happening in Ravena-Coeymans. No one remembers beyond yesterday!

Was anyone aware that back in March, shortly after the March elections, Mayor John Bruno met behind closed doors with Guess who! Cathy Deluca, Nancy Warner, Marty Case, and a couple of others to discuss, Guess what! A Ravena community fitness center! Just what Ravena needs, a healthclub (or just what Nancy Biscone-Warner and Harold “Hal” Warner want, a private local healthclub). How many fitness centers have failed in Ravena-Coeymans, already? Anyone counting? And wasn’t Cathy Deluca running one of the failed centers?

Mayor John T. Bruno
Mayor of Ravena, NY
Has he gone bananas?

But the local media reported, “The brainchild of Mayor John Bruno, the fitness center would be a viable option for the village since there would be no need to lease space from another owner and because there is $100,000 worth of exercise equipment in the village available for purchase now, since the Neighborhood Health and Fitness Center has closed its doors, according to Warner.”

Idiots!

Ever wonder why the Neighborhood Health and Fitness Center closed its doors? But Bruno is there, ready to write a check for at least $50,000 of your money to fund another failure…and hire Cathy Deluca (surprised?) to manage the place. Like with Cathy Deluca running the place who needs a recession? Why don’t we have a haloween bonfire and just burn the $50-grand?

In a letter dated September 13 from Judy Felsten, RCS Community Library Director, she asks “Friends, Neighbors and Library Patrons for their vocal support to convince the Village government to allow the Library to remain where it is until a suitable permanent facility is ready.” According to Judith Felsten, “the Mayor of Ravena, John T. Bruno,notified the Library that it must vacate its location in the Village Building by October. Bruno writes that he has the unanimous support of the Village Board. They plan to buy the Neighborhood Fitness Center’s equipment and create a fitness center in the library space.” Now that sound just about right for the brainchild of a senile mind: kick out the library and put in a fitness center! The illiterates in Ravena don’t need a library but just think of all the whales that will flock to Bruno’s fitness center to drop those twinkie pounds! Yeah, and pigs have wings, too!

Village board member Rocco Persico’s cousin, Don Persico, owns the former Knights of Columbus building where the Library director and board members enthusiastically misinformed the public of the great news, more space, nicer facilities, all centrally located, and a NY state grant to pay for it! Yeah, did I say that pigs have wings, too? Yup! I did. All the hype and misinformation was back in May of this year when the “It’s for the kids” was a popular slogan of the Coeymanazis and anyone who opposed the school budget or the library budget was just plain unpatriotic and anti-family! But the Library’s troubles began later, in September, when the board coulnd’t come to an agreement with Don Persico, owner of the building at 95 Main Street, which was to be the library’s new home. So that was at least FOUR months since the library announced the brilliant plan…four months of so-called negotiation and then…NOTHING! Great planning library board, great community spirit Village board, Don Persico. And then your wonderful Mayor John Bruno tells the library “Tough cookies! Cathy Deluca and Nancy Warner want a fitness center!” Remember how we reported the outrageous incestuous relationships in the Ravena-Coeymans club? Well not only is Nancy Warner a trustee of the Village of Ravena, she’s a Biscone! Yeah, one of those mafiosi who have been screwing the Village of Ravena for more than 50 years!

And Remember the grant that Judith Felsten and her cronies touted was to pay for the expense of the library’s new home? The grant the Library had planned on applying for required that a ten year lease be signed. At the presentation just before the budget vote, which, by the way, you all passed, Felsten made it all sound like it was all in the bag. What happened, Don Persico, did you get even more greedy than before? Or did Cathy Deluca and Nancy Biscone-Warner pursuade mayor John Bruno and Rocco Persico that if the library’s space were committed, the library would be forced to accept Don Persico’s insatiable greed. Or was it just plain stupidity? The whole plan was a nut cake idea in the first place and totally devoid of any intelligent planning! We wrote that back in May when we heard the idiotic presentation and the half-baked plan. Read the RCS Community Library’s report on relocating the library at rcs community library (it’s outdated but has some interesting information).

“The grant requires a ten year lease. So by virtue of not reaching an agreement on the lease, the library could not submit the grant,” Felsten explained all of that to the Ravena board members, mayor John Bruno and Trustees Marty Case, Nancy Biscone-Warner and Rocco Persico at a Village Board workshop meeting early in September. But the fitness club deal was a done deal.

Your RCS Tax Dollars Working for You!
Thanks Ravena Village Board!

Question: How could the idiotic idea for a Ravena fitness center in the building occupied by the village offices, in an obscure location, in a community of about 3000 people, most of whom are beyond fitness either because of disease, age, or simply morbid obesity be even considered. How is it legal that all of these decisions are being made without public inputs? Without a reasonable effort at putting the project out for public bids? If it’s a village of Ravena project, why wasn’t a selection panel set up to review applicants for the job of manager? How can the village of Ravena, with all of its overspending and mismanagement woes, even consider spending at least $50,000 on used fitness equipment!!!!

What happens when the equipment breaks down–and it will–out of warranty? Who pays for the repairs? YOU DO! What about adapting the space, sanitation, showers, changing rooms, bathrooms, maintenance costs, and the list goes on! It’s plain DEMENTED, the product of a bunch of thieves and a senile brain!

Are you all crazy?!? It’s not the Ravena residents who will benefit from all of this conniving and conspiracy. It’s whoever gets paid the $50,000 for a ton of scrap equipment! It’s the insiders who get the jobs to adapt the space and manage the club, like Cathy Deluca. It’s the insiders like the Brunos, the Persicos, the Biscones, the Warners , and the Delucas, who have set the whole thing up to walk away with your money and big grins all the way to the bank!

It’s the same bunch of corrupt Coeymanazis who pushed for the 2012-13 school budget and the library budget chanting the mantra “It’s for the kids!” And then went nutz when things didn’t go their way like with firing the double-dipping energy manager, Matt Miller,  who was making $10,000 in addition to his teacher’s salary, which he receives for doing a reduced teaching load so he can take care of teacher’s union business on your dimes! Like demanding that the RCS Sports Association file the required paperwork before being allowed to operate on school property. Like demanding that the so-called RCS Bottle Blitz pay to use the school property like any other outside program!

Yeah, “It’s for the kids!” Like the fitness center is “for the kids.” Like a community library is less important than padding your corrupt friends’ pockets. Like all the seniors and others who use the community library are automatically going to become fitness freaks. Think again people.

But the great sages on the Ravena village board in there magnanimous wisdom and community spirit have allegedly given the Ravena Community Library a grace period until December, we hear. Isn’t that just ducky!

Forget About It!
It’s Just too Crazy!
The Editor

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