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Stupidity, Ignorance, Corruption: Do you know the difference? Faith Plaza is Sinking!

Some readers have called us pessimists and they’re dead wrong. You see, we’re actually realists, because we see things as they are, make no excuses, and ask Why?

That requires us to be able to differentiate among stupidity, ignorance, corruption and plain old crookedness; that’s something most Ravena-Coeymans- New Baltimore locals don’t seem to be able to get a handle on. So we’re going to provide a couple of illustrations to help those of you along, who don’t quite have a grasp on realism.

A number of years ago, during the reign of terror under former Ravena mayor Bailey, the Flachs purchased the marshland on which Faith Plaza was built. No doubt the entire business deal was crooked because not only was mayor Bailey involved but local shyster John Biscone, father of the current Ravena shyster, Michael Biscone, was also involved. So the Flachs lay down cold hard cash, get the property, and somehow manage to get approval to build on the marshland property that served as a catch basin for drainage from the streams and runoff. The deal to let the Flachs get the property and develop it was stupid and corrupt. Building on the marshland was stupid and ignorant. Now, anyone with eyes to see, can see that the parking lot is sinking. It’s probably only a matter of time until we read about the sinkhole and how many cars got swallowed up.

That’s one of the reasons why Ravena and Coeymans basements and cellars are cesspools of flooding water. Ask the brilliant engineers of Flach & Company why that is. You may also want to ask where the Department of Environmental Conservation was when all of this is happening? But then, just as in the case of the Conrad-Biscone involvement in the case of the disappearing creek on Camille Drive in Ravena, when the right hands are padded, the Department of Environmental Conservation looks for other victims to harrass. After all, it distracts the public’s attention from the real criminals and the real violations.


A Sinkhole

A Sinkhole

 Sinkhole Facts — Warning Signs

Sinkholes form when water dissolves minerals in the bedrock or in the sublayers of the ground leaving the structures on top of the ground sitting precariously on loose soil that can quickly wash away.

If a sinkhole is in the process of forming the structures on top of it can give a hint to its existence: for example, slumping or sagging areas in a parking lot or road, and trees that start to lean. More subtle signs can include doors and windows that don’t close properly.

Heavy rains can caus the collapse of a sinkhole that had been slowly forming earlier. When rainfall collects in an area where water previously did not collect, that is another sign that the land is subsiding.


Here’s another example from recent local history: A local man is growing a crop of marihuana plants in his home. That’s stupid. The Coeymans police get a tip from a local druggie that the guy has an illegal weapon in his home, and the Coeymans police go to a local jackass town justice, Mr Dardiani, and get an illegal search warrant. That’s stupid and ignorant. The Coeymans police intimidate the guy’s minor kid and interrogate him at the RCS high school. That’s stupid, ignorant, and very likely illegal in some important respects. The Coeymans police enforce the search warrant and forcibly enter the guys home but don’t find the illegal weapon but find the pot crop. That’s just plain lucky. The Coeymans police with the help of a now defeated Coeymans town board member and others (Tom Dolan, Tom Boehm, Dawn Rogers) exaggerate the entire thing to get press just before the elections. That’s stupid and corruptBoehm and Rogers lose the election. Dolan looks stupid, and loses not only elections for the Democraps but loses all credibility. That’s brilliant!

Bridge to reroute port traffic away from local roads”, a report by Bryan Rowzee that appeared in the June 5, 2014, issue of the Ravena News Herald is another case in support of our subject.

Mr Rowzee continues his typical boot-licking dog-and-pony act by attempting to misinform and befuddle the readers of the Ravena Rag by putting a falsely positive and unrealistic slant on the Carver Companies, Port of Coeymans and Coeymans Industrial Park plans to take over a portion of Riverview Drive for their own use, and to build a private bridge, intended to connect the Riverview Drive with the Port of Coeymans and the Coeymans Industrial Park (all Carver properties). Unfortunately, Mr Rowzee again gets sucked into reporting only what the special interests want him to write and not what serves the public’s interest. Here’s why:

No one in the Town of Coeymans or the Village of Ravena seems to get it! The basic problem is the fact that our roads were never constructed to handle the heavy truck traffic at all. That’s the problem. The braniacs in town and village hall don’t seem to have eyes in their heads or the sense to realize that the roads are being devastated because they were never built to accommodate the huge trucks of today!

Contracy to Ravena mayor Misuraca’s assessment of why Ravena’s water mains are constantly rupturing (Misuraca seems to put all the blame on the fact that they’re old), Moose the Mayor for some reason has completely ignored and overlooked the fact that trucks weighing multiple tons traveling over the village streets create such vibrations that they literally destroy the water conduits over which they travel! Old may be part of the problem but it’s not the complete story, Mr Mayor Moose! Rome Italy is still using water mains that were built by the Romans more than 2000 years ago and they, sir, are old! But Rome doesn’t have trucks weighing dozens of tons running over them dozens of times a day, either. The village of Ravena does!

Solution: Reduce the heavy truck traffic running through Ravena all day long. The village streets were never meant for such traffic. At some point (real soon) you may want to start thinking like a mayor with an understanding ot fhe complete picture, too.

The Bridge to Oblivion

The Bridge to Oblivion

The Bridge to Oblivion

Back to the Carver Controversy: If it weren’t a sure sign that something was amiss when the town of Coeymans rushed the zoning changes through. If it weren’t a surer sign that something was crooked when the re-zoning was declared illegal. And if it weren’t a sure sign that something was getting even more crooked when the old bait-and-switch line was used, “There’ll be a bunch of new jobs created.” Yeah! That’s what we heard when they put up the Athens generating plant. Horse apples!

Readers: Use your God-given common sense, your familiarity with the lay of the land, and your recent experience. Here we have monster trucks now coming in and out of Riverview, an area that was never intended for such traffic but that’s moot. They’re there and that’s the bad news. The good news, well, almost good, is that at least by the time you get to the bridge over the Coeymans creek  you can clearly see them pulling out in front of you, and you can take evasive action. (That’s not true when they are coming down the hill and entering 144 from Ravena Main Street/Church Street. That’s a death trap!)

The planned route is going to be even more problematic. Entering Coeymans from the North, we approach at about 55 mph, see a 30 mph sign going into the curve, but you don’t see beyond the first 100-200 feet. In that very same curve is the entrance to the Port of Coeymans, the very place where the Coeymans cops used to — still do — wait in ambush for unwary drivers who don’t reduce their speed to 30 mph by the time they reach that point. That was great for the cops because the curve in the road provided excellent cover, and the short distance between the transition from 55 to 30 mph required some quick motor skills going into the curve. (Visit Stopping Distances to learn more.)

Well, that’s exactly where we undertand the Carver bridge will open up and cross 144. And they’ll have two lanes, apparently one lane crossing in either direction. Ladies and gentlemen, dear readers, the only ones who are going to benefit from this arrangement are Carver Laraway and Babcock Funeral Home.

Truck vs. Car Truck Wins

Truck vs. Car
Truck Wins

The current situation is already dire. Anyone driving along SR 144 both in the Hamlet of Coeymans and just beyond the Lafarge crossing — that very crossing should be a glaring example of what to expect if Laraway puts in another heavy truck crossing just down the road, in Coeymans—has surely experienced the trucks pulling out of the so-called Port and putting you at risk of life and limb. They just pull out. Period. No one seems to care that they have to share the road with you.

But it’s worse still. Not only to they just pull out in front of you, they don’t have the sense to wait until smaller, faster traffic passes and they can then pull out and travel at 20 mph for the first couple of miles, reaching 30 mph in about 2 miles, maybe 40 mph in about 5 miles. They’re in a real hurry to get nowhere! In the meantime, they’re trying to cream you and leave your kids orphans.

But it does get worse still. There’s the dust! If the trucks don’t get you, the dust will! The trucks are raising mountains of dust not only in the port itself but even once they are on SR 144. Here are just some for-instances:

  • Visibility. On a sunny, dry day, the dust clouds create a zero visibility situation. That’s very dangerous, especially when you think that other trucks are entering from one of the other entrances/exits to the port or from Lafarge.
  • Your car’s air filter. Travel SR 144 a couple of times a day, driving throught those dust clouds, and just think about how often you’re going to have to change your cars air filter. Only Nappa wins on this point.
  • How often to you wash your car now? Well drive down SR144 during the hours the trucks are in operation and you can pretty much double those washings. And think about the damage to the paint job with all those tiny sandpaper particles grinding away at it. Only Flach’s carwash is a winner on this point.
  • And your clothes? Do you think that when you walk, drive or ride in the area where the wind is carrying all that dust and dropping it on your community that your clothes or your furnishings are going to be spared. Think again! Here’s were Flach and his laudramat and drycleaning business are going to make a killing, too.
  • But the worst is yet to come. Think of your lungs! It’s bad enough when you can avoid driving on SR 144 and avoid the dust clouds and the hazardous drivers of those heavy trucks but the large particles are not the culprits in serious lung diseases caused by airborne dust. It’s the very small particles that lodge in the lungs and cause serious lung diseases, or aggravate the lung diseases people are already suffering. Airborne dust contains not only particles that can cause restrictive and obstructive lung diseases, aggravate allergies, those dusts also contain toxins and heavy metals that are deadly. Dear readers, Obamacare isn’t going to help you here. You’d better invest in high-efficiency particle filter face masks—or stock up on oxygen canisters. Albany Medical Center and its satellite clinics are going to make a bundle on this baby.
  • Our Homeland. We’ll just round this brief discussion off with a final note on our beautiful Hudson Valley, the lush green of our summers, the beautiful air from the foothills of the Catskills—Kiss it all goodby thanks to the total stupidity, ignorance and corruption of our local elected officials. They’ve sold our health and our homes for Judas’ silver, and they’re after our health, too!

So, dear readers, before you lick up Mr Bryan Rowzee’s boot-licking reports and stooge Andrea Colby’s propaganda, and before you swallow Coeymans town supervisor Stephen Flach’s ignorant and uninformed pablum, lend an ear to concerned and serious local residents like Elyse Kunz and Barbara Heinzen, they’re being realistic in condemning this ill-fated and corrupt plan to destroy not only the character of the hamlet and the village, but threaten our very lives and health, while destroying irreplaceable habitat. And for what? To fill the pockets of the few! To cow to false and unrealistic promises of prosperity? We’ve heard it all before and we’ve suffered immensely for trusting them.

Stop them NOW before it’s too late.

Mr Bryan Rowzee reported in that same issue of the Ravena News Herald on “Should backyard chickens be allowed in Ravena?” Now that’s certainly a monumental concern when compared to the Carver Laraway destruction projects. Maybe Mr Rowzee should restrict his writing to discussions of backyard chickens. The Ravena News Herald gave the chickens as much space in the June 5th issue of the Ravena Rag as it did to the Bridge scandal. What does that tell you?

Ravena-Coeymans Elected Officials Really Have the Public's Interest and Safety as a Priority! Really? The Editor

Ravena-Coeymans Elected Officials Really Have the Public’s Interest and Safety as a Priority! Really?
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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Posted by on June 5, 2014 in Abuse of Public Office, Accountability, Albany, Andrea Colby, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Barbara Cumm, Bill Bailey, Bitter Bob (Ross), Bob Ross, Bryan Rowzee, Capital District, Carmen Warner, Carver Construction, Carver Laraway, Catherine Deluca, Catherine M. Deluca, Cathy Deluca, Coeymans, Coeymans Bulding Inspector, Coeymans Industrial Park, Coeymans Police Department, Coeymans Town Board, Conflict of Interest, Conspiracy, Corruption, David Wukitsch, Dawn Rogers, DEC, Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of State, Eleanor Luckacovic, Eleanor Oldham, Elected Official, Eliminate Coeymans Police Department, Elyse Kunz, Eric T. Schneiderman, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, George Langdon, Gerald Deluca, Gregory Darlington, Harold Warner, Illegal Lobbying, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Jerry Deluca, Joan Ross, Joel Coye, John B. Johnson, John J. Biscone, John Luckacovic, John T. Biscone, John T. Bruno, Johnson Newspaper Group, Josephine P. Dority née Biscone, Josie Biscone-Bruno, Keith Mahler, Ken Burns, Kenneth Burns, Larry Conrad, Laverne Conrad, Mayor Bruno, Media Bias, Melanie Lekocevic, Michael Biscone, Michael J. Biscone, Misuse of Public Office, Moose Misuraca, Nancy Biscone-Warner, Nancy Warner, New Baltimore, New Baltimore Town Board Member, New Baltimore town council, New York, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State, News Herald, NYS Assembly, NYS Comptroller Audit, NYS Senate, Office of the Attorney General, Official Misconduct, Peter Masti, Port of Coeymans, Public Corruption, Ravena, Ravena Centennial Celebration, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, Ravena News Herald, Rocco Persico, Secret Meetings, Selkirk, Smalbany, Small Town, Stephen Flach, Thomas A. Boehm, Thomas E. Dolan, Times Union, Tom Boehm, Tom Dolan, Town Board Meeting, Transparency, Village of Ravena Planning Board, William Bailey, William Misuraca

 

New Baltimore: Just a Hint of Corruption?

New Baltimore: Do Benway, Norris Recommend Conflict of Interest in Choosing Insurance Carriers!

Can you spell that for me? Sure: O-R-O-R-K-E + B-E-N-W-A-Y + N-O-R-R-I-S = CORRUPTION.

Can you spell that for me?
Sure: O-R-O-R-K-E + B-E-N-W-A-Y + N-O-R-R-I-S = CORRUPTION.

In her biased article “Dispute arises over insurance carriers” that appears in the March 6 issue of The Ravena News Herald Jessica Mosier (Columbia – Greene Media, Johnson Newspaper Group) reports on the deliberations by the New Baltimore Town Board on whether or not to jump ship from their present insurer to an insurer recommended by board members Lisa Benway and Chris Norris, NYMIR. Problem is: NYMIR has some pretty shady background when it comes to pals Susan O’Rorke, Lisa Benway and Chris Norris, and we probably should throw in their media mole Jessica Mosier, who seems to lose a lot in the translation.

Here’s what we managed to dig up:

In a recent e – mail communication from Lisa Benway to Shelly VanEtten (recently elected to the board with the Dellisanti team that ousted the tyrannical O’Rorke mob), Benway writes:

“I have looked over our current policy again, the Trident Renewal proposal and the NYMIR proposal…I know that people get nervous about changing policies because they are unsure of the service they will get from the new carrier. I can tell you that NYMIR has a very good reputation for claims service and overall service in general….To sum up, based on my years in the business and my interpretation of the policies, I would recommend to the board to take the NYMIR policy.” [emphasis provided]

In the Ravena News Herald article, Mosier reports Norris as having publicly recommended NYMIR “based on savings” not on coverage terms, and Benway agreed. Crazy! You say? No! Just crooked. Because O’Rorke, Benway and Norris have a very cozy—but is it too cozy—connection with NYMIR.

Junk-journalist Jessica Mosier of the Ravena News Herald, a division of Johnson Newspaper Group, and edited by Mark Vinciguerra, a former Albany Times Useless employee, don’t do their in-depth reporting, and manage to stay ignorant—or just don’t report—the dirty connections in which their pals are involved. So here are the facts:

Benway had the gall to admit that, “No two companies for commercial insurances are identical, that I can guarantee you!”

And, Guess what! We know why Benway would make such a statement! It all revolves around conflicts of interest and campaign contributions made to Susan O’Rorke and the New Baltimore Democratic Committee under Diane Lewis made by NYMIR – associated agents, agencies, and people. The donations were made to former New Baltimore supervisor Susan O’Rorke and to the New Baltimore Democratic Committee under chairperson Diane Lewis! Of course “no two companies are identical”! One is paying you and your party off and the other is providing legitimate insurance services! Never a truer statement made! You see, Susan O’Rorke works for Wright Risk Management (WRM), the parent company of NYMIR insurance, the insurer Benway and Norris are pushing the board to hire to insure New Baltimore!

Here’s the real dirt: our late and not–so–great New Baltimore town supervisor, Ms Susan O’Rorke, is an employee of Wright Risk Management (WRM), which is the management company for, NYMIR. (Makes you wonder if O’Rorke had not gotten the boot, would the three stooges, O’Rorke, Benway and Norris have still pushed the NYMIR recommendation? Now that would have been a story leading to a conviction! But it’s a question we should still ask Lisa Benway: Would she still so strongly have recommended NYMIR, and for the same reasons?)

But that, in itself, doesn’t build a very strong case for conflict of interest or charges of corruption. Or does it?

In the period of September 25, 2009 to November 4, 2013, WRM or NYMIR or high – ranking management of those companies or their founder, William Fishlinger made contributions to the O’Rorke Campaign or to the New Baltimore Democratic Committee in the amount of more than $2,500.00.

Contributions? Maybe, maybe not.

Contributions?
Maybe, maybe not.

An unconfirmed report is that O’Rorke has given presentations to municipalities pitching herself as a town supervisor and recommends NYMIR as a recommended insurer. She may still be doing that but we have no confirmation of her present activities.

Now we have a leftover pair from the O’Rorke administration, Lisa Benway and Chris Norris, who are recommending NYMIR, the insurance company run by O’Rorke’s employer WRM, as the preferred insurer for the town of New Baltimore, and in fact, vote against the proposal to have the policy renewed by Trident; they favor NYMIR.

Now, we are inches away from corruption and abuse of public office here in the case of Benway and Norris, who have been pushing to give NYMIR the contract for insuring New Baltimore, but both Benway and Norris have gone on the public record pushing for NYMIR and Benway even strongly recommends NYMIR in her communication to vanEtten.

Does anyone see the ghost of Susan O’Rorke at work here? Or even the New Baltimore Democratic Committee and Diane Lewis. Sure, they’re hungry for more campaign contributions from WRM, NYMIR, and their founders. Best way to get it? Send them some business. Then Susie O’R. can go out and sell more municipal insurance policies for NYMIR and make a ton of money for her friends at WRM, NYPIR’s parent company, and the founders, William Fishlinger and others at Congdon, Flaherty, O’Callahan, Reid, Donlan, Travis & Fishlinger.

Great plan, Lisa, Chris, Suzie. But you were caught again doing naughties! Maybe the Attorney General will be interested in this tidbit of incriminating research?

Thank you supervisor Dellisanti, boardmembers Ruso and vanEtten for your attention to detail and your diligence in asking the villains the right questions, keeping this town of New Baltimore and its residents out of the hands of crooks!

 [Editor’s Note: You can read or download our breakdown of the contributors and their interconnections at Donor Lists and Associations Susan O’Rorke.]

"They point their crooked little fingers at everybody else  Spend all their time feelin' sorry for themselves  Victim of this, victim of that  Your momma's too thin; your daddy's too fat." The Editor

“They point their crooked little fingers at everybody else
Spend all their time feelin’ sorry for themselves
Victim of this, victim of that
Your momma’s too thin; your daddy’s too fat.”
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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Posted by on March 7, 2014 in 2Luck.com, Abuse of Public Office, Accountability, Albany, Andrew Cuomo, Andrew Vale, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Bitter Bob (Ross), Bob Knighten, Bob Ross, Bryan Rowzee, Campaign Contributions, Catskill-Hudson Newspapers, Charles A. Bucca, Charles Bucca, Chris Norris, Columbia-Greene Media, Conflict of Interest, Congdon, Congdon Flaherty O’Callahan Reid Donlan Travis Fishlinger, Conspiracy, Corruption, Crime and Punishment, Daily Mail, David Wukitsch, Department of State, Diane Jordan, Diane Lewis, DINO, Donlan, Eleanor Luckacovic, Eleanor Oldham, Elected Official, Eric T. Schneiderman, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, Flaherty, Government, Greed, Greene County, Greene County Board of Elections, Greene County District Attorney, Greene County News, Greene County Sheriff, Hearst Corporation, Hudson Valley, Hypocrisy, Illegal Lobbying, Investigation, Janet Brooks, Jean Horne, Jeff Ruso, Jessica Mosier, Joan Ross, John B. Johnson, John Luckacovic, Johnson Newspaper Group, Mark Vinciguerra, Melanie Lekocevic, Misconduct, Misuse of Public Office, New Baltimore, New Baltimore Conservancy, New Baltimore Democratic Committee, New Baltimore Democrats, New Baltimore Reformed Church, New Baltimore Town Board Member, New Baltimore town council, New York, New York State, New York State Election Law, New York State Police, News Channel 10, News Channel 13, News Channel 6, News Herald, Nick Dellisanti, NYMIR, NYS Assembly, NYS Comptroller Audit, NYS Senate, O’Callahan, Office of the Attorney General, Official Misconduct, Our Town Party, Pete Lopez, Public Corruption, Public Office, Ravena News Herald, RegisterStar, Reid, Sally Russo, Shelly van Etten, Smalbany, Small Town, Sucker Punch, Susan K. O'Rorke, Susan Kerr, Termination, The Daily Mail, Times Union, Times Useless, Tkaczyk, Transparency, Travis & Fishlinger, VanEtten, William Fishlinger, Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, Wright Risk Management

 

America: Are You Ready for the NEXT ATTACK ON YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS????

Did Anyone See the Most Recent Terrorist Attack on Americans?

Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Obama, Cuomo:What's the Difference?

Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Obama, Cuomo:
What’s the Difference?
Is there any?

(Photo Credit: Cindy Schultz / Times Union)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and His Unamerican Mob of Terrorist Accomplices Elected by “The People” Push Through the Latest Plot to Assassinate the Constitution!

Liberty's WeepingMaybe You Should Start, Too!

Liberty’s Weeping
Maybe You Should Start, Too!

No, it wasn’t Iran, nor alQuaida, nor was it an extremist group from some obscure African country, nor was it any domestic terrorist organization. Remember all the slanderous and libelous junk info that has been circulating about “sovereign citizens”? Well, guess what, you’re losing your sovereignty and rights every time your state and federal legislators get together to kiss some governor’s or the president’s ass! They don’t respond sanely, they react insanely.

rip_american_sovereigntyLocal screwballs in Ravena-Coeymans and Selkirk area and a number of dingbats who dance to the same evil Pied Piper are all up in arms about a resident, a citizen who is standing up for his rights, while the real terrorists in Washington and Albany are hard at work eroding your Constitutional rights right out from under you!!! While your idiot Democrat machine in Washington, Albany, and Ravena-Coeymans have you distracted, they’re pulling the constitutional carpet right out from under your stupid short-sighted asses! Hurray, Cuomo! Hurray, Obama! Hurray, Matt Miller, Tavia Rauch, Gerald Deluca, Gregory Darlington, and all the other Coeymanazis and their supporters. Yes! They’re all working very hard to reduce your rights to NOTHING; then the super Whammy! will be coming your way…no telling, though, what the next attack on your rights will be!

The Second Amendment Is Not Negotiable!

We're Speaking.But nobody's listening!

We’re Speaking.
But nobody’s listening!
More than 4,000 citizens participate in the rally, but it’s hushed up by the media. Why would that be?

Anyone who has even a minimum of historical knowledge knows that all of the worst dictatorships that ended up with citizens slaughtering each other started with a scapegoat and with politicians and so-called “leaders” telling the people that all of the drastic measures being taken were for the good and welfare of the country and its people. And the suckers believed it all…at least until they found themselves naked and unarmed being led into the camps and the gas chambers. The first step was to find someone to hate, then it was out-and-out war to defeat the enemy, then it was the slogan that the people have to sacrifice to win the great battle, then it was you have to accept giving up some of your rights, then all of your rights, then…well you know the rest of the story, don’t you? If you don’t, you’d better find out real quick!

Our society is turning into a mass of paranoid lemmings who will listen to just about any misinformation and lies and believe it if it helps them to deny the truth of what’s happening around them. This society is desperately in denial of the evil that America has become. We are living a lie of freedom and liberty because we no longer have freedom or liberty, and our so-called elected officials are whittling away at the emaciated body of Ms Liberty as we speak.

The American People, It Seems,  Are On A Path of National Suicide, Drugged With the Lies and Misinformation Provided by the Media and the Government, and Numbed and Dumbified by the Toys and Addictions to which We Have Become Slaves! Rather than being driven by compassion and humanity, we have been dehumanized and are driven by egocentrism and hatred–and we don’t even know what we hate, we just do as we’re told. If you’re destitute, depressed, and your spirit is dying: Thank yourselves!

 

The American NightmareEver live in your car? The Editor

The American Nightmare
Ever live in your car?
The Editor

 Here’s How the Local Capital District Press Handled the Story:

Albany Times Union: Gun advocates protest at state Capitol. Crowd at Capitol takes on a gun law one critic calls the result of “political violence”, by Kristen V. Brown
 Monday, January 21, 2013

[Editor’s Note: Note how the Times Useless downplays the event and  refers to the rally as a “Crowd” but the other media report “Thousands.” Who exactly is the Times Useless working for, anyway?]

News Channel 13: Thousands rally at Capitol for 2nd amendment rights by Dan Bazile (01/19/2013)

News Channel 10: Thousands attend ‘Guns Across America’ rally at Capitol  (01/19/2013)

News Channel 6: Thousands protest NY SAFE Act at Capitol. Thousands attended a protest at the Capitol on Saturday to show their opposition to the NY SAFE Act. (01/19/2013)

And did you notice how the Ravena News Herald now found out about Matt “the Mutt” Miller’s petition to change the RCS voters’ voice to his own in the Ravena News Herald of January 17, 2013? Yes, months after the fact, the Ravena News Herald picks up the story and prints its version (yes, it is yet another perversion of an already stale story). Isn’t it great to spend $1 on utter stale news? Only in Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, folks. So, fellow citizens, let’s all gang up on Rodney Krzykowski, the so-called “sovereign citizen”, while our elected officials rape us and strip us of our rights! Rodney Krzykowski, the only person in this entire district who has the balls to stand up and shout, “ENOUGH! I’VE HAD ENOUGH AND I’M NOT TAKING IT ANY MORE!!!” It’s beginning to dawn on me that Rodney Krzykowski may be the only person, man or woman, in this entire region who still has the American spirit! We can learn a lot of good from him if we’d just start thinking on our own.

You’ve been fed lies for so long you actually believe them. You’re obsessed with a community servant, a neighbor, who has been scandalized, libeled, slandered, while the ones who are the real threat to your lifestyle and liberties are screwing the liberty out of you all. You’re a real bunch of geniuses! See ya at the wake…

Liberty: Dead by Her Own Hand

Liberty: Dead by Her Own Hand

Mr Bob Schultz is working hard to invite every American citizen to take back the Constitution, and is preparing two documents that you may want to review, sign and send to preserve your Second Amendment Constitutional Rights. You can read details at We the People Congress Gun Petition. [Editor Disclaimer: The interviews at the link provided in the attachement do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this blog administration or any of its contributors. The interviews are average people speaking their opinions and the facts in those opinions are naturally subject to verification.]

 

Thomas E. DUH-lan…Or is it Dolan…for Senate?!?!?

Warning: If you are a student or a minor, please leave this blog NOW!

If You Just Take A Short Minute To Actually Look Around Your Town, Take A Close Look At Some Of the Real Clowns You Have Running Things, You Really Have to Ask Yourself: “Where’d We Get These Scary Clowns?”–They’re Absolutely Delusional!

No! Tom. We don’t think you’re up to it!
Some things are just out of your league.

And Tom DUH-lon is no exception, that’s for certain! We have raised some questions, Tom, and we’d love to hear from you with your responses.

First of all, we’re assuming that you’re running on a platform that addresses issues of importance to the newly created District 46. But we also note that your focus is on…FRACKING?!? We know you’re a leftover from the Woodstock era but are you still toking on whacky weed or something? You are aware that you are running in New York state, aren’t you? Not in Pennsylvania or somewhere like that? So, can you tell us where in the newly created senate district 46 there is any likelihood of fracking? But you’ve made it your central issue, Tommy-boy DUH-lan, as if that’s the most pressing issue on the residents of district 46. Is that what you really think, Tommy? Is that how really close you are to the hearts, minds, concerns of the locals? Take another toke, Tommy, you’ll probably see space cadets riding asteroids next!

Tom “DUH!” Dolan

So, let’s look at a local record we can all be proud of, Thomas E. DUH-lan. NOT! Are you ready? Here goes…

David Soares. Word is, Tom, that you’ve announced your support for the incumbent derelict Albany county district attorney, P. David Soares. Isn’t that the same David Soares who has been censured by the New York state disciplinary commissions for his loose lips and stupid remarks on pending cases? Isn’t that the same David Soares whose office was found to be in serious violation of accounting practices in a recent audit? Is it the same loose-morals David Soares who dips his pen in company ink and was recently lambasted for dating one of his secretaries, who later goes on leave, and ends up with a cushy county job elsewhere? And is that the same David Soares who is soon to go on trial in federal court for libel? Now, Tommy DUH-lan, is that an example of your people knowledge that you’ve gained over the years? Is that the people skills that you’ll be using in the best interests of your community. If it is, Tommy, don’t bother. No thanks! Soares is a sore spot loser and so are you!

Sewerage in Storm Drains. Coeymans. Back in 1998-1999 the so-called Sewer-Water Joint Committee was formed with 2 members from the Village of Ravena and 2 members from the Town of Coeymans, you, Tommy, were the 5th member. People complained about their sewer/water bills were too high.  By the time you were done, sewer/water bills for the Town of Coeymans had TRIPLED.  Despite hundreds of signatures , 40-50 homes were still tied into the storm drains, emptying raw sewerage into the river. Even today that problem has not been resolved. Now, Tom Dolan, your campaign slogan is “No Fracking.” But right here at home, ours isNo Raw Sewerage.”  Now, Tom, very honestly (Am I using a word that’s foreign to you, Tom. If I am, just tell me.): If that’s how you handled a local problem over the past 14 years, what exactly do you think we can expect from you when you’re working your magic from the state capital? Quite frankly, Coeymans still has raw sewerage on its lawns, and raw sewerage is all we can expect from you, Tom DUL-lan!

Much Closer to Home. Quite in joking, we mentioned Woodstock and toking on whacky weed above. But getting very serious now. Word is your son Neil has had quite a bit of contact with law enforcement because of some, let’s just say some “inhalation” problems. Problem is, you’re Town of Coeymans police liaison and you’ve been doing an awful lot of favors for the Coeymans police and, as liaison, have learned to cover not only sonny-boy’s but  your boys’ rear ends in the department, too. How is it that these problems just sort of vaporize for Neil? Your wife works for the Albany County Child Protection Service, right? How is it that she can tell people how to raise their kids but your own son is a wild thing? And you, Tom, run Choices in Ravena. Right? You are supposed to be helping low-income families with their problems, including parenting. Well, we’re sure you can see where we’re having some problems with this picture, right? What we see here is a problem of double standards, favoritism, conflicts of interest. Do you get that, Tom? If you do that here in Coeymans, what will you manage from Albany? I’m not willing to take the chance and I don’t think my fellow residents should be, either.

Choices. Choices is a program of the Cornell Cooperative Extension programs. The information is on the Internet but we’re kind of unclear what exactly you do. For example, how many local families do you actually help? Any figures? (Yeah! I know figure happen to be a really sensitive subject in the RCS community but I really had to ask.). We understand that Choices administers a HEAP program, and we also understand that the number of successful applications is really dismally, embarrassingly low. Is that an indicator of your effectiveness? What about the other programs, like the parenting skills programs? Are they dismal, embarassing, too, Tom? If you can’t perform in a minor league, how can you expect to perform on a major league team?

As regards, Choices, you’re the director, right? But we have received reports that you have numerous meetings in your Choices office with the local Democrat party deputy chairperson, Ralph B. Using Choices premises to further your political career? Furthering your political activities on Choices time? We also have information that you take care of other political business from that office. Is that also on the Cooperative Extension, Choices’ dime? Isn’t that, well, dishonest, Tom? Is that an example of how you might be prone to misuse your senate office, too, if by some incredible stroke of bad judgment by voters you’re actually lawfully elected?

A couple of years back, your were caught with your hands in the cookie jar, so-to-speak, when you were filling in absentee ballots for the local poor. That was an embarassing moment for you, wan’t it? Should have been. Because we’re pretty sure that there was, and still is a very serious conflict of interest between the Choices programs and your political ambitions. Was filling out absentee ballots part of your job description back then…we mean your Choices job description, Tom? Will you be filling out any ballots for local residents if you have the chance to run for state senate? Just how much political influence are you exerting on Choices participants, Tom? Do the Choices benefits (if any) get you Democrat cronies votes and you influence and brownie points with the party?

You can understand our concern that we don’t need another crooked politician in the state legislature. And we don’t need another one who’s going to abuse the poor and marginalized…especially in the one privilege they might still have left, their vote.

Back to the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Gee! With all your political connections in the Town of Coeymans. You’re also buddy-buddy with the Breslins, too, aren’t you? And being on the Coeymans town board you can certainly make your voice heard, right? We also understand that the Cooperative Exension supports the development of local historical sites. Right? Well, here’s where we get just a little confused. In Coeymans recently, wasn’t there a controversy about saving a local historical building from demolition. Wasn’t the building something of an historical heritage that went back quite a way in local history, and had some importance as an heritage site? And you as a Coeymans councilman, with all of your “connections,” didn’t bother to save it? Word is, it’s been torn down. Right? Well, if that’s the extent of your interest and your influence right in your own back yard, what can the good people of this community expect from you when you’re out of sight? Our guess is probably about next to nothing, the very same we have learned to expect from you right here and now.

Tom Dolan’s New Campain Slogan

And finally, the Coeymans Farmers’ Market. Back to the Cooperative Extension and developing our community’s resources, especially local culture and agriculture. Every week we read in the local press about the New Baltimore Farmers’ Market and the Coxsackie Farmers’ Market. But the Coeymans Farmers’ Market has vanished. Why exactly is that, Tom. Just another failure, Tom. And is that the kind of performance we should expect from someone who claims to have the local community at heart? Is that the best example of what you can do, Tom? Well, it’s pretty miserable, dude.

You just don’t get it, do you Tom?
The Editor

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Times Union Only Gets Worse…And Worse…And Worse

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The Times Union is Continuing Its
Disgraceful Abuse of the Public Trust and Misrepresenting Facts.

And a small loudmouthed minority of you go around bitching about the blogger this and the blogger that, and the blog! So far, my dear friends and neighbors, this is the only place you have been able to read the facts, the truth, and what’s more, everything you read is supported by verifiable sources! So what’s your beef, people? Too much truth and not enough misinformation?

When????

Well, if That’s Your Problem, You’ll be Pleased to Know that the Smalbany Times Useless is Continuing to Make the Ravena Coeymans Selkirk community the laughing stock of the entire depressed and provincial Capital District.  You really need to ask youself, citizens, residents of Ravena, Coeymans and Selkirk why is it that the Times Union is picking on you and your community as if there’s not enough to find in the New York state governor’s mansion, the State Legislature, in other school districts across the region. Why is the Times Union so obsessed with Ravena, Coeymans, Selkirk? Is that all the news there is in the Capital Region?

Time To Tell the Rag
ENOUGH!!!

 When is the School Superintendent going to protest the lambasting and scandalizing of her district? When is the Times Union finally going to get some ethics, some decent reporting skills, some integrity, some balls and go after the real problems in the Capital District, in the State Legistlature, in the Albany County District Attorney’s Office!!!

When are YOU going to finally take a stand?

It’s Obvious: The Albany Times Union Is
Bullying US, the Average Citizen!
Where are its real interests?

Have you ever wondered that the Times Union hasn’t reported a thing on the real corruption in our community? The Coeymans Police Department, the Coeymanazis who pushed the 2012-2013 school budget, the teachers and teachers union who staged the performances, for lack of a better description, by students in and around the voting area, the double-dipping, the fact that when all of the craziness was going on it was the teachers, the teachers spouses, and the teachers union who had the majority on the RCS school board! Doesn’t anyone hear that? Read it again! Now do you understand?

Those blind prostitutes at the Times Union, instead of praising the RCS CDS school board for making courageous decisions once the citizen/resident side got the majority, crucify the board members who were duly elected by this community.

Instead of praising the board of education members who voted to give Matt Miller his walking papers, that’s the teacher who pulls $88 grand out of the district in salary, who works a reduced teaching load so that he can take care of union business at taxpayer expense–no state department allows an employee to do union business on state time and pays that employee–but the RCS central school district does. And then, when the sitting citizen/resident side of the board under the presidency of John Vadney gives the parasite the boot, and refuses to renew Matt Miller’s position as “energy manager” and refuses to pay him an additional $10 grand on top of the $88 grand he receives in salary, the Albany Times Union sides with the crooks, and blasts the RCS board of education.

The Delucas are posting all over the place on social media that poor Matt “the Mutt” was a victim, that it was not good sense, not right, but personal and a political move, when the RCS board of education opted to save this district $10 by not renewing a useless position that was being misused by the district crooks to reward an insider, Matt Miller, president of the RCS CSD teachers association. How corrupt is that?

Who in hell does the Times Union think it is telling this district how to run its affairs. It’s this district that will solve its own problems and it doesn’t need the Smalbany Times Usless’ help to do it.

Don’t you wonder who’s behind all of this crapola? Who it is that’s perverting the facts, and what’s in it for them to make this community look like a gaggle of inbred woodchucks basking on a dung heap of a community? Someone must have an “in” and is getting special service from the Times Useless to have them mess up the facts so criminally, and conspicuously  avoid reporting on the real problems.

But the gnawing question is: How can a well-established regional newspaper be so stupid? You’d expect that sort of unprofessional behavior and indifference to the truth to be something you’d see in a small-town, mom-and-pop rag that would foster local feuds and biases. But to have a Hearst Corporation company act so imbecilic and so irresponsibly? They all need to be given their walking papers!

Now some giant dork of an editor at the Times Union gets on the bandwagon–but we have noted that she or he didn’t identify him or herself in the article, there’s no by-line– and is insulting the whole damned RCS community in a Sunday editorial.

Haven’t You Noticed Anything Yet?

And hasn’t anyone asked the question why John Vadney is getting all the attention in this fraudulent aggravated harrasment frame-up? Wasn’t Dirty-Hands Jerry’s good friend Josephine O’Connor the source of all the lunacy in the first place? Wasn’t it Josephine O’Connor’s father, Joseph “Joe” Tracey who accosted a local business woman and threatened her and her family?  Wasn’t it Joe Tracey who got himself arrested by the Bethlehem Police? Did you ever ask why it had to be the Bethlehem police? Wasn’t it Joe Tracey who got slammed with a protective order to keep John Vadney’s family from harm? Wasn’t it Joe Tracey who admits in a sworn deposition that the morning after getting slammed by a Town of Bethlehem judge with an order of protection to stay away from John Vadney’s home that Joe Tracey actually violates the protection order, drives to Vadney’s home, sees the police there, and then takes off? Did you every ask how Joe Tracey or was it Deluca, as a favor to his  dear little pet Josephine O’Connor, who took Joe Tracey’s complaint and sent the Coeymanazis to arrest John Vadney–in violation of Judge Jordan’s order of protection! No police in the civilized world would have actually arrested anyone on such idiotic grounds, but the Coeymanazis did. And you didn’t ask why? And you didn’t ask who gave the orders?

There are obviously very good explanations for all of this: What good would it have done the Coeymanazis to take the businesswoman’s complaint and arrest Joe Tracey for his misconduct. Answer, in case you need help with it : NONE. But did you ask why the Coeymanazis responded so immediately and so totally to Joe Tracey’s fraudulent complaint? It was all a conspiracy, a set up to get rid of citizen/resident board members and to keep the teachers majority. Once the they got rid of the citizen/residents–look how many times and how they’ve consistently tried to get board members to resign! It was almost a regular occurrence! They have cooked up so many scandals and half-truths to get public backing and they, the Coeymanazis, still failed.

But if you can frame, set up a prominent leader on the board of education, that, my friends would be a real blow to everyone.  And so, in their insane logic, they keep repeating the same idiotic mantra and the Times Useless keeps printing it like a good tabloid should, hoping that somehow, if you hear it enough, you’ll believe it. Don’t let that happen! For your own good! For your own self-respect! For your own survival!

Coeymanazi Message to You

Then the vote YES! bunch got the 2012-12 school budget approved by the board of education by the teachers majority at the time, saddled the community property owners with an additional 6.8% tax levy, pulled at everyone’s heart strings with the shroud of “it’s for the kids,” did everything that the RCS community is now being investigated for, and now they and the Times Useless are trying to shift the public’s attention to everyone but the guilty ones! Are you RCS citizens/residents totally missing all of this?

The Coeymanazis and the Delucas cry, “Get rid of Vadney, the  Lukens, the Robbins, the Krzykowskis, the Sylvesters (yeah, they have already been attacking Judy Sylvester!) on the board!” Who do they suggest to take their places…some select Coeymanazies? Is that why are they are attacking Judy Sylvester, because she voted her good conscience on the board of education president and vice president, because she voted her good conscience on getting rid of Matt Miller and saving the community $10 grand! She’s on the blacklist now because she didn’t vote the Deluca way! Are you still missing the connections?

More than $41 is an awful big temptaion for those already in the school system and receiving the benefits of the school budget and the contracts that may come out of it. And you think that those standing to benefit directly or indirectly for their favors and support are going to let a bunch of normal citizens make decisions that may prevent the graft, corruption and thievery that’s been going on in this district for years…the swimming pool was just the start.

The teachers and Deluca wanted James Latter to be president of the BoE; that failed. Then they tried to get him in as vice-president, that failed, too! James Latter was their only choice! But we all know James Latters history of misconduct, just read this blog and our article James Latter: Why Is He Still On the Board of Education? What do you think, we make this stuff up? It used to be reported in the News Herald but now that’s a Coeymanazi rag, too. Just ask around. Ask some parents about Latter’s misconduct! But James Latter was the Coeymanazi choice because he plays the Coeymanazi game.

It’s really nutz. I just read on one of the social media sites one of our own residents, R.J. D’Esposito, big idiotic grin on his fat face, posting a link to the latest Times Useless smear of the RCS community! This is the same R.J. D’Esposito that Dirty Hands Jerry keeps in tow. Why would D’Esposito relish in passing such garbage on, and drawing more attention to that despicable RAG that it ever deserves. That’s like shitting where you eat…maybe he does. We’ve been  told that  the FaceBook bandits on “RCS Friends and More,” apparently run by the Coeymanazis led by Cathy Deluca, whose favorite phrase is: “Just ignore him,”  allow R.J. D’Esposito to post the TU links (is that little grinning weasel working for the TU, we wonder?), but on reader tried to get equal time for this blog as an alternate viewpoint and the “RCS Friends” keep on removing it.  Deluca and her minions apparently would rather publish the anti-RCS blather from the Times Useless than the truth and true facts. There’s your community leader Cathy Deluca, for you. Well, with “RCS Friends” like D’Esposito and Deluca, we certainly don’t need any enemies!

We just heard (July 16, evening) that Michelle Waldenmaier Koeppel, one of the administrators on RCS Friends & More (FaceBook) has gone on a deleting rampage and has deleted all of the “political” comment on the site. Her reasoning is because the site is only for “getting together and sharing good times.” Of course, we know the real reason for the tyranical purge, don’t we? Now the majority of posts are by Guess who? None other than Cathy Deluca!

Lord Jeezis! When are you people going to wake up and smell the burning toast? How much of a smoke alarm do you people need to start pumping water on your burning community? How much longer are you going to lie down, roll over, get kicked, and thank the abusers for the abuse?

When are you finally going to tell that rag, the Times Useless, to go play someplace else? When are you finally gooing to stand up for what’s clearly, conspicuously, obviously right, and decisively clean your house of the Coeymanzies!

Get smart and stop believing all of the shite you’re beeing spoon fed! This is really getting embarrassing and really frustrating to stand on the sidelines and watch you people get creamed!

You Need to Make Some Choices!
The Editor

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An Open Letter to the Albany County Sheriff and the Albany County DA

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An Open Letter of Concern and Demand for Investigation

TO:

Mr Daniel P. McCoy
Albany County Executive
112 State Street, Room 200
Albany, NY 12207
Mr Craig D. Apple Sr.
Albany County Sheriff
Albany County Sheriff’s Office
16 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207
Mr P. David Soares
Albany County District Attorney
County Judicial Center
6 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207

Gentlemen:

It is sometimes remarkable that situations and circumstances that most of us clearly acknowledge as common-knowledge, because of their persistence and perfidiousness, and other situations and circumstances are assumed to be conspicuously demanding of the attention of our elected public officials, assuming that they are even minimally conscious, lucid, and interested.

We naturally do not expect any serious and intelligent human being to rely in major part, much less wholly, on the reporting in the local rags, the Times Union, and other media, such as the local news comedy hours, but we do expect that one of the most effective means of public discourse, the Internet, cannot possibly have failed to capture your attention–especially in view of the fact that we have placed the publications directly under your noses– at least in matters concerning your region of responsibility and your particular and specific offices and operations.

Sadly, we find either that you are ignorant of what is going on right under your noses, or even more sadly, you are uninterested. In either case, please accept this letter as a public wake-up call.

This blog has closely scrutinized the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk central school district and the situation in the town of Coeymans, both in your jurisdictions of Albany County, New York. What this blog, its writers, and its contributors have revealed is scandalous, criminal, and in desperate need of investigation and prosecution. We shall not misuse valuable space in this letter to rehash what has been discussed extensively and in detail in the numerous postings on this blog but we will cite two disturbing situations that require investigation within the purview of the Office of the District Attorney and of the Albany County Sheriff, two eminently important offices on which a great many residents, citizens, and visitors in Albany County depend for their safety and security, physical, psychological, and spiritual.

On the example of the town of Coeymans, this blog has reported numerous instances of apparent corruption in the Coeymans Police Department, managed by one Gerald Darlington. The Coeymans Police Department enjoys an unenviable reputation, and has had the reputation for many years of inefficiency, corruption, retaliation, and conflicts of interest. Nothing has changed but it has become unimaginably worse; it is the duty and obligation of the hierarchy in law enforcement and the executive, under which law enforcement falls in terms of governance, to investigate, audit, correct, and if required, to prosecute in these situations.

But how can the citizens of Coeymans or anywhere else expect or even hope for this necessary clean-up to be in any way successful if the very executive and law enforcement offices, whose mandate it is to investigate and to prosecute, are themselves compromised and tainted?

As mentioned above, the Coeymans Police Department is managed by a so-called chief, Gregory Darlington. The executive law enforcement office in the county, the office of the District Attorney P. David Soares, employs at least two very close relatives of Mr Darlington: Darlington’s wife is secretary to DA P. David Soares, and Darlington’s daughter is a prosecutor in Mr Soares’ office. This begs the question, Mr Soares, of how you can possibly maintain any level of security and confidentiality in your office and, should the occasion arise, how you can ensure that any complaints arriving in your office will receive impartial attention and, if necessary, investigation, when two close relatives of one of the very individuals you are being asked to investigate are in key positions in your office? Such an incredible situation does nothing to inspire confidence in the ethical operations of the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.

Some time ago, during the very vitriolic and savage school budget campaigns that ravaged this community, which continue with vendettas being satisfied and retaliation by those who cannot accept the nature of the community and get on with business, we made clear recommendations, having identified the nepotism, the conflicts of interest, and the corruption rampant in the Coeymans Police Department, that residents who do not feel safe calling the Coeymans Police for assistance, should instead call the Albany County Sheriff or the New York State Police. We published a Complaints Contact Sheet to assist those anxious residents. This lack of confidence in the Coeymans Police Department is longstanding, as is the common-knowledge practice of retaliation and coercion practiced by the Coeymans police officers against residents.

Since our recommendation, we have received disturbing reports from several residents that having called the Albany County Sheriff for assistance, they found that the Albany County Sheriff personnel, instead of responding directly, forwarded to the call without the residents’ knowledge to the Coeymans police, who appeared at the rather surprised residents’ homes and, in one instance, at the RCS High School. Why would the Albany County Sheriff’s department personnel refuse to respond? We may have the answer to this question (see below).

A further disturbing incident occurred last week when a local business owner, a woman, attempted file an harassment complaint with the Coeymans Police Department, and the officer on duty there, one Kerry Thompson, refused to take the complaint. Officer Thompson is married to Gregory Darlington’s sister, and Kerry Thompson is also a law enforcement employee of the Albany County Sheriff. The same questions put to Mr Soares are here put to Mr Apple, Albany County Sheriff: Given this situation in which the Albany County Sheriff is a recourse for residents and citizens fearful of the local Coeymans police, and given the situation that the Albany County Sheriff is necessarily involved in confidential investigations that have been taken out of the hands of the Coeymans Police Department for reasons of retaliation by the Coeymans Police Department, how can the Albany County Sheriff, Mr Apple, ensure that those investigations are secure and confidential and that the interests and privacy of the citizen resident are safeguarded, when you have on your staff an individual, Kerry Thompson, who is so closely associated not only with the Coeymans Police Department as an employee of that department, but also is married to the sister of the Coeymans police chief, Gregory Darlington. How, Mr Apple, can you ensure any security and confidentiality at all under these circumstances? How, Mr Apple, is it that you can reconcile the obvious ethical discrepancies between Kerry Thompson’s employment with the Albany County Sheriff’s department and his intimate association with the corrupt and tainted Coeymans Police Department?

Moreover, we have on this blog reported on the multiple conflicts of interest and have alleged other misconduct of one of the employees on the Coeymans Police Department, one Gerald Deluca. Deluca is intimately involved with a number of individuals and activities in the county and in the community that, under normal circumstances, would raise serious ethical if not legal questions, and would likely lead to at least ethical, if not criminal criminal, investigation of the myriad conflicts of interest. Deluca is employed by a number of special interest and lobbying entities including but not limited to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Automotive Recyclers Association of New York (ARANY), the Main Street Small Business Coalition (MSSBC), Deluca Public Affairs, all of which serve to compromise any appearance of impartiality and objectivity in Deluca’s police investigative work at the Coeymans police department. We wonder very seriously how this has for so long, sirs, successfully escaped your attentions, and whether that circumstance was intentional or accidental? We now bring these matters to your attention by way of this blog.

We would like to mention also Deluca’s inappropriate associations with highly politically charged groups in the RCS community and his retaliative conduct in delaying important criminal investigations, one of which after six (6) months delay, had to be turned over by the resident to the County Sheriff’s department, intimidation of political opponents, failure to investigate criminal campaign sign investigations, undue influence and conspiracy with one close friend and board of education associate, Josephine O’Connor, and the conspiratorial arrest and abuse of due process of the RCS board of education president (with the collaboration of Kerry Thompson acting as a Coeymans police officer)!

Naturally, a properly conducted investigation of these circumstance is likely to uncover much, much more by way of impropriety and criminality, not the least in terms of multiple conflicts of interest, corruption, breaches of due process, abuse of police power, and much more in the Coeymans administration. We would expect that a complete audit of law enforcement records and activities, as well as interviewing of those residents and citizens who have served the town of Coeymans, the Coeymans Police Department, and the Coeymans courts with complaints would further serve the purposes of a good faith investigation of the widespread misconduct and corruption in both town governance and in law enforcement in this community. We would also expect that the backgrounds of the current employees of the Coeymans Police Department be carefully scrutinized for prior conduct and convictions that would make them unfit or at least undesirable for law enforcement work.

So, Mr County Executive, Mr District Attorney, and Mr County Sheriff, we hereby serve notice upon you all of our well-founded concern for security and confidentiality in your departments, of our concern for the ability of your offices to operate impartially and objectively, of our concern that your offices are, by virtue of the inappropriate and unethical degrees of relationship between key members of your staff and key persons of interest in the Coeymans Police Department and others in the administration and governance of the town of Coeymans, and demand that you appropriately audit, investigate, and if necessary to prosecute.

We urge, No! we demand that you respond affirmatively to our call for investigations and audit of the Coeymans law enforcement machine, and for correction of these scandalous circumstances of grave concern, and for the prosecution of any criminal conduct found.

For and on behalf of concerned citizen residents,

The Editor

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Similar letters will be sent to state and federal law enforcement hierarchy, state and federal legislators, and to state and federal oversight and investigation entities. Separate letters will be sent to state and federal education officials, state and federal legislators, state and federal investigative agencies for schools. Of course, the ACLU and the NYCLU will be informed. We invite public comment to this blog by any citizen who has information or evidence to provide in terms of the concerns expressed in this letter. Thank you!

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Can You Explain This, Jerry?

Warning: If you are a student or a minor, please leave this blog NOW!

Gerald “Jerry” Deluca, As We All Know, Is an Employee of the Town of Coeymans As a so-called Police Investigator.
Or Is He?

Is This Gerald "Jerry" Deluca, Town of Coeymans Police Investigator?

Is This Gerald “Jerry” Deluca

One very basic assumption is that to be an effective forensic or police investigator, the officer must be impartial, objective, non-judgmental, and not compromised. Right? So, for some time now we have been operating in the perhaps naïve belief that Mr Gerald Deluca is an employee solely of the Coeymans Police Department as a police investigator being paid an annual salary in 2010 of $29,095 (source: FindTheData New York State Employees). Certain reports, however, piqued our curiosity and, when researching the questions, we just happened to come across some rather confusing information on Mr Deluca’s LinkedIn page. Here’s some of that confusing information…and some of the serious questions:

One of those questions is: Would you want this character to be investigating your case? With his public disrespect for a woman BoE candidate and for women in general, would you want this man investigating your case if you were a woman? Do you really think with his public affairs and special interest connections he can be objective and impartial in any investigation? Is he on the take?

According to public information Gerald “Jerry” Deluca is an employee of the Town of Coeymans, Police and Fire, and receives a salary from the Town, rather the State of New York. That position is apparently full-time.

 We find Deluca’s NYS payroll information for 201o  disclosed (source: SeeThroughNY):

SeeThroughNY Extract of State Employee Payroll 2010

 We find the same NYS payroll information for 2011 (source: SeeThroughNY):

SeeThroughNY Extract of State Employee Payroll 2011

According to Deluca’s LinkedIn profile, Deluca provides the following information:

Jerry Deluca’s LinkedIn Profile

Deluca lists his current positions, at least 5 of them, as:

  • Current Director at MSSBC (Main Street Small Business Coalition) from January 2009 to Present.
  • Executive Director at ARANY (Automotive Recyclers of New York) from September 2006 to Present.
  • Proprietor, DeLuca Public Affairs, a lobbying/influence peddling firm, from October 2005 to Present.
  • Director at Main Street Small Business Coalition for September 2005 to Present (isn’t this the MSSBC?)
  • Investigator at Town of Coeymans Police Department, from February 1982 to Present.

He also lists activity as a “legislative associate at the New York State Assembly” from 1980-1993, and “director, government and community affairs at the NYSTA (New York State Thruway Authority) from 1988-1992.

All of these positions run simultaneously with his listed job as Investigator in the Town of Coeymans Police Department which he claims he has held since 1982 to the present.

You can view his Public Profile at  http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jerry-deluca/16/56/297.

On another site, Zoominfo we find Deluca listed (Last Update on 4/18/12) as “Jerry Deluca, Executive Director of ARANY.” ARANY’s  Company Description:  The ARANY is a trade association dedicated to the professional development of the auto recycling industry in New York State. Using recycled auto parts saves consumers money and preserves the environment. The reuse of recycled parts keeps them out of the waste stream and provides body shops, repair shops, insurers and the backyard mechanic with an inexpensive alternative for original equipment manufacturers parts. ARANY, 194 Washington Avenue Suite 305, Albany, New York 12210.

Could this ARANY connection have anything to do with the scrap movements to/from the Coeymans Port? Was there $$ involved? Was Deluca involved? Was State Assembly representative Steve McLaughlin involved? Was Deluca Public Affairs involved? Can you now picture  the squirming, greedy tentacles involved in this Coeymans cop’s activities, and why he and his department are compromised?

And on ZoomInfo his employment history reads:

Employment History

  • DeLuca Public Affairs, Director of Government Relations
  • New York State Motor Truck Association
  • Executive Director MSSBC, Government Affairs Director
  • NYS Thruway Authority & Canal Corporation
  • Board Memberships and Affiliations – Chief Staff Person for the Transportation Committee
    Assembly
  • Proprietor DeLuca Public Affairs Sole Proprietorship; Myself Only; Government Relations industry

    It’s Really All About $
    Who are you kidding?

And in the ARANY Newsletter Fourth Quarter 2011 Page 5. We find Deluca posing in a group photograph and the accompanying article reads in part: “ARANY has already begun the process of working with DEC on the development of the new permit.  ARANY Executive Director Jerry DeLuca and Environmental committee Chairman Gary Beagell attended a meeting on November 3rd at DEC Headquarters along with representatives of many other industries governed by the permit. The DEC provided an overview of the process and the issues that they perceive must be addressed. Jerry was also invited to participate in a small group meeting just before Thanksgiving along with ISRI reps, and others to provide additional comments on the process. ARANY is also working with ARA environmental experts and consultants such as James Environmental to monitor the process and obtain information and comments.” (Click here for the complete newsletter with the group photo: ARANY Newsletter Current 4th Q 2011 Deluca)

In addition to all of this, Deluca appears to have been doing Board of Education work until he was booted with Cathy Long, and since has been involved in a number of local activist organizations, most recently the effort to push the 2012-13 RCS CSD budget through the vote. Isn’t it ironic that Deluca should be proprietor of a public affairs company; all of his affairs seem to be public!

All of this flurry of activity and concurrent jobs raises several troubling questions, one of which is Where is Deluca actually working? He’s getting a state payroll check from the Town of Coeymans, that we know. He’s claiming to be director at at least three other businesses at the same time, though, and claims to be proprietor at at least one, Deluca Public Affairs.

What’s more, Deluca is truly a superman, because he’s doing all of this on a political science degree from SUNY Plattsburgh (1976-1980), not a Harvard MBA or a Yale criminal justice or criminology degree but  an undergrad polisci degree from SUNY Plattsburgh!!! The guy’s gotta be a freakin’ genius, and he apparently doesn’t need to eat, sleep, socialize? Well, we all know better than that, don’t we? Anyone in the RCS community knows damned well what Deluca’s up to, where, and with whom…Need we say more?

Now, Jerry, we’re really trying to report all of this with a straight face but it’s really difficult. But we do have to ask outright: What’s the deal, Jerry? Can you explain all of this…We’re sure you can but we mean convincingly?

Yet another one?!? Mr Deluca?

Cop or Crook?
Or Schizoid?

Perhaps the Town of Coeymans Board can step in and explain away a little of this really suspicious activity. How can you be on the state payroll and a police investigator in the town of Coeymans Police Department with all of these other conflicting interests? Is this all true? If it is then a great many other questions are raised. If it’s not true, we have a credibility problem in our dear Jerry. Perhaps Chief Gregory Darlington can explain what exactly you’re doing in the Coeymans Police Department. Or maybe the Office of the NYS Comptroller or the Attorney General can explain all of this. Who has the answers, Jerry?

Would you want this guy to be assigned to your case as police investigator? And it also raises a question of whether he was or is on the take for local scrap business activities, or DEC investigations of local businesses? Stuff like this really gets the imagination running, doesn’t it?

Is there a reasonable explanation for all of this Deluca, Darlington, or do we have a bad-ass case of more corruption in the Coeymans Police Department?

To read our recent article on corruption in the Coeymans Police Department, click Corrupt Coeymans Police Effectiveness Compromised!!!

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