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Albany Times Union: Best Media Bias Money Can Buy! Can You Afford it Anymore?

The Only News the Times Useless Seems to Print About the Ravena-Coeymans Community is Either Negative or When a Corrupt Candidate for Albany County or State Office is Running…
The Rule Is: Smear Them Or Use Them. Seems To Work for Some.

Albany Times Union Reporting:
Makes Even Brian Wanna Puke!

The fact that the trash even makes it into the news is symptomatic of the depravity of this area and especially of the Times Union and that trash-tramp Dayelin Roman. Why do you people let them get away with it? Where’s the editor of the News Herald? Shouldn’t that rag be championing this area?

Well, one of our readers, Pundit,  is fed up with it all and has writting with the following:


I am now attempting to find a way to post the following on a Times-Union Blog site but am unable to find the location to do so. In the meantime, I am posting it here as the site is open and fair and allows posting on any subject, especially if it is relevant to the Ravena Area. Here ’tis:

Hello
This comment refers to the article I read this morning I titled:

“Cops crack Coeymans crash mystery. Son of RCS school board member allegedly drove SUV into house then fled”

Written By Dayelin Roman and it says it was “Updated 7:45 a.m., Wednesday, September September 19, 2012”.

While I am happy to see the TU [Times Useless = Times Union newspaper] is following Local News and reporting criminal acts, I am beginning to wonder if there is something to be said about a bias against that Ravena School District, which is just to the South of beautiful Delmar. Whether the young man is guilty or not will I am sure be proven, I wonder what it has to do with the subtitle “Son of RCS school board member” has to do with anything?

It is difficult enough to find people to take on this and other difficult non-paying Volunteer jobs without including comments like this-and it has nothing to do with the story-or at least it was not explained how it does.

The reporter on the local TV news station went a step beyond when interviewing the Dad when they asked “are you going to support your son…” – to Mr. Lukens’ credit he kept his cool and just got into his vehicle after saying “of course, he is my son”!

Where are these reporter wannabees hired from? I ask, are news people from some other planet? Is there a Times-Union policy on when to use the names and jobs of Parents when reporting news about their children? It seems to be a spotty reporting practice as one rarely sees this in print. Similarly, I have seen other articles by this reporter about the Ravena School District Board members having legal issues and/or higher profile items of interest but do not see it about other Districts and am sure the Ravena District is not so removed from the mainstream.

I also find it odd that, when one looks at the Blog site under Places, Ravena is not even listed! desirable Bethlehem is, along with wonderful Guilderland and beautiful Delmar.

Just wondering.

Thanks for the time.


 

Everything BUT the Truth!
The Albany Times Union
by Dayelin Roman

Maybe you all should go to the TU blog site and start blasting them! Perhaps cancelling your subscription or your advertising in the rag would show some community spirit. Or have you lost all of your community spirit and self-respect?  If you have no respect for yourself how can you expect someone else to respect you?

Now, here’s the real question: Mr Lukens is one of the local business persons on the BoE and is NOT a member of the teacher’s clique, he did speak up in favor of eliminating the Coeymans Police Department, he was in favor of making the RCS Sports Association file the proper paperwork like everyone else. Think this might be another smear campaign by the Coeymanazis?

Here’s another question: Do you think Tom Dolan’s kids would have gotten that press? How about Deluca’s? Biscone’s (no, he’d just get the felony buried by one of the Teresis or the Coeymans police simply wouldn’t “investigate.”) How about one of the Brunos? Don’t think so. If you do, Wanna buy a bridge?

Hear much about Joe Tracey’s court appearances lately? How about Mayor Bruno’s brain fart to spend more than $50,000 on the failied Ravena fitness equipment (formerly the Delucas’ fiasco and their snog shack). What about Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca’s comments on their FaceBook page that the local residents should support the purchase of the equipment for the healthclub where the former library was located. Deluca says the library isn’t needed. But ask him who’s getting the money and who that person is related to. Ask him also who is going to manage the Mayor’s little gem of senile thinking (Hint: Rumor is her first name is Cathy.) By the way, did anyone hear about any public meetings to discuss the health club or the purchase of the equipment? We sure didn’t. Or is Bruno investing his own money? Not likely. Did anyone read about this in the Times Union? Or about Tom Dolan’s shady past or lack-luster do absolutely-nothing-present in local government? That’s not likely either, is it? Do you think there’s any media bias here?

Or how about the firing of a local parent from her school district job for filing a complaint against one of the RCS Sports Association athletics coaches, almost immediately after filing the complaint? Anyone read about that scandalous abuse, retaliation, harassment in the Albany Times Useles rag? Probably not!

You’re All Getting Closer to the Slaugher!
What do you expect when you’re SHEEPLE!
The Editor

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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in Abuse, Adultery, Albany, Albany County District Attorney, Albany Schenectady BOCES, All the Justice You Can Buy, Betsy Smith, BOCES, Bully Cops, Cathy Deluca, Cathy Long, Coeymanazis, Coeymans, Conspiracy, Corrupt Police, Corruption, Crime and Punishment, David Soares, Dayelin Roman, Department of Environmental Conservation, Donna Leput Hommel, Edward "Teddy" Reville, Edward Reville, Eleanor Oldham, Election Fraud, Eliminate Coeymans Police Department, Elizabeth Smith, Gary Van DerZee, Gerald Deluca, Greene County, Greg Teresi, Gregory Darlington, Gregory Teresi, Harassment, Hudson Valley, Hypocrisy, Intimidation, Investigation, James Latter, Jeff Stambaugh, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Jerry Perrine, John T. Biscone, John T. Bruno, Joseph C. Teresi, Joseph Edward Tracey, Joseph Teresi, Josephine O'Connor, Law, Law Enforcement, Lies, Low Self-Esteem, Mayor Bruno, Media Bias, Michael Biscone, Michael J. Biscone, Misconduct, Misinformation, New Baltimore, New York, New York State, New York State Education Department, News and Information Media, News Herald, Notice of Claim, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, NYSED Office of Counsel, P. David Soares, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central School District, RCS School Superintendant, RCS Sports Events Concessions, Retaliation, Ron Racey, Selkirk, Student Abuse, Tax Evasion, Teddy Reville, Thomas E. Dolan, Times Union, Times Union Blogs, Times Useless, Times Useless Blogs, Tom Dolan

 

Elizabeth “Betsy” R. Smith a.k.a. Superintendent Double-Talk

Mr James Latter Recently Informed the Community that The Superintendent of Schools ‘Does Not have to Answer Residents’ Questions.’

Well, Mr Latter, Although You Were Out of Order and Very Wrong to Have Written that, You’ll Be Pleased to Know that RCS Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth R. Smith Doesn’t Answer Residents’ Questions.

She Just Double-talks Them to Oblivion!

Well, That’s Being Too Fair, Actually, She’s Apparently Dyslexic … We’ve already Established That She’s Illiterate (see our article,  The RCS District RFP Is an Embarassment and a Sham!) but We Now Think She Has a Much More Serious Problem: Indifference!

But she did little when she was in the job, now she’s given her notice–after she’s padded her retirement checks with the $140,000 salary she’s ending with–and so she can wait it out another month or two, she’s a shorttimer now. She’ll leave the mess for the next crook who gets hired to the position.

We covered the illicit, delinquent, and illegal conduct of the RCS athletics coaches when they asked students to sell raffle tickets on behalf of the RCS Sports Association (see our article, Raffle, Anyone?). It was clear in that article that there was serious misconduct going on right under Brian Bailey’s and Elizabeth Smith’s noses!  We also published Superintendent Smith’s idiotic response (rather, refusal to respond) to that situation, as well in our article, No Response From District Office, Ms. Smith. It gets worse, still, because when we published our article on our suspicion of illegal money transactions at the National Bank of Coxsackie by the RCS Sports Association, there was still no action taken (see our article More Money Questions…Who’s Cashing the Checks?)

No Answers, Betsy?

So, even after all of that scandalous misconduct, we are still asking why the RCS district offices, the Superintendent, especially, and the Board of Education, too, have not addressed these concerns and put their foot down squarely on the culprits’ necks?!? We’re still asking WHO? is the RCS Sports Association, WHAT? are they doing having the coaches hand out raffle tickets to students to sell, and HOW MUCH? the RCS Bottle Blitz is paying to use school facilities!

We recently obtained a copy of a letter request addressed to Superintendent Elizabeth “Betsy” R. Smith, dated September 11, 2012 and received at the District Offices on September 12, 2012, in which a concerned resident requests information regarding the action taken against the RCS athletics coaches who writes:


“Could you please advise me of the action taken with the coaches that told the students to sell raffle tickets? It is my understanding that this is illegal and the students again were placed in a situtation that gave them no recourse except to do what they were told for fear of reprisal. Also, who is collecting this money, and who and what will these funds be used for? Many community members are very concerned that inappropriate behavior on the part of our teachers/coaches continues and feel it is essential that administration take immediate, legal action against any and all staff who continue to disregard policy and law further damaging the welfare of the students as well as this district’s reputation.
[Name Redacted]


The letter is very clear in that the writer asks specific questions:

  1. What is the action taken with the coaches who unlawfully told students to sell raffle tickets?
  2. Who is collecting the money?
  3. For whom and for what will the funds be used?
  4. The question is also asked impliedly “What action the administration is going to take against any and all staff who disregard policy and law, endangering students and damaging the district’s reputation?”

The questions are pretty clear, aren’t they? You’d expect the Superintendent of schools to be able to read and understand such simple language, wouldn’t you? After all, it’s clear English, and it’s really quite clear and plainly stated, isn’t it?

But the question is nagging: Why doesn’t Superintendent Smith simply answer the questions? She simply refuses to answer our questions or those posed by residents! Why is that, we wonder!?! So, here’s your Superintendent of Schools, Ms Elizabeth “Betsy” R. Smith‘s “answer” to the resident’s written questions:


Thank you for your letter, which I opened today.  [Name Redacted] delivered it to me after our Building, Grounds and Transportation meeting yesterday.   All RCS coaches of fall sports were notified of the law restricting raffle ticket sales to adults 18 and over. 

“Community Organizations and Parent-Teacher Organizations may conduct fund raisers and raffles.  Those organizations can be contacted for information about their fund raisers.

Regards,
“Betsy”


Am I missing something, or what? “Thank you…[Name Redacted] delivered the letter…All RCS coaches…were notified of the law restricting raffle ticket sales to adults 18 and over.” What about the coaches distributing the tickets to students and telling them to sell them? Did you miss that Betsy? Didn’t you understand the question, Betsy? Need your eyes examined, Betsy?

Wot Duhn’t U Understand, Ms Smith?

“Community Organizations and Parent-Teacher Organizations may conduct fund raisers and raffles.” Duh! So what, Betsy? Who cares?
Those organizations can be contacted for information about their fund raisers.” What in hell are you blathering about, Betsy? Have you lost your mind? Who cares? Answer the damned questions, why don’t you?!?

So parents, residents, community members, on September 18, 2012, at the very next board of education meeting, we urge you to press Ms Smith for a more detailed, responsive answer to these questions we’ve raised in our article about the raffle ticket sales (see Raffle, Anyone?), Smith’s command of the English language, and the progress made in getting the required documentation from the RCS Sports Association that verifies their legality.

Who’s Cleaning Up the Money?

We will also be interested in parents, residents, taxpayers, and community members pressing Ms Smith and the Board of Education to know how much the RCS Bottle Blitz was charged for the use of the high school cafeteria on September 14th. As an outside program not affiliated with the RCS school district and not a registered organization of any kind, the RCS Bottle Blitz would be subject to hourly charges for the use of the school property, just like the community sports clubs are being charged. We need to know, How much? Who’s paying for opening and closing the building, the insurance, the utilities, the clean-up, etc.?

Superintendent Smith’s Legacy to the RCS Central School District
(+ A Couple of Lawsuits)

So, Superintendent Smith, we have just one last question for you: If YOU, the Superintendent of Schools for this RCS central school district, can’t read and comprehend simple English in a short letter asking very clear and concise questions for the purpose of answering them just as plainly and concisely, how do you intend to convince parents, taxpayers of this district that they are getting what they think they’re paying for.

Also, will you please now answer the questions the resident asked in the above letter. Thank you!

It’s Those Voices In James Latter’s and Elizabeth Smith’s Heads that Are Causing
All the Problems!

The Editor

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Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Albany, Albany Schenectady BOCES, Alice Whalen, Anti-Bullying Law, Aquatics Coach, Banking Regulations, Betsy Smith, BOCES, Bray Engel, Brian Bailey, Cathy Deluca, Coeymans, Coeymans Losers Club, Corruption, Deceit, Donna Leput Hommel, Edward "Teddy" Reville, Edward Reville, Elizabeth Smith, Endangering a Minor, Ethics in Schools, Fair Play, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, Football Coach, Football Coaches, Fraud, Friends of RCS, Frustration, Gary Van DerZee, Gerald Deluca, Greed, Greene County, Hakim Jones, Hudson Valley, Hypocrisy, Ignorance, Illiteracy, Illiterate, Indians Team Football Camp, Investigation, Irresponsibility, IRS 990 Tax Filing, James Latter, James Latter II, Jeff Stambaugh, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, John B. King, Lies, Lorraine Misuraca, Matt "the Mutt", Matt Miller, Misinformation, Mismanagement, Monitoring, New Baltimore, New York, New York State, New York State Education Department, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, NYSED, NYSED Office of Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, Pam Black, R J DEsposito, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central School District, RCS Board of Education, RCS Bottle Blitz, RCS Central School District, RCS School Superintendant, RCS Sports Association, RCS Sports Events Concessions, Request for Proposals, Retaliation, RFP, Ron Racey, Sarah Berchtold Engel, School Sports, Selkirk, Smalbany, Sports Association, Student Abuse, Student Endangerment, Superintendent of Schools, Tax Avoidance, Tax Evasion, Teddy Reville, Thomas E. Dolan, Tom Dolan, Transparency, Uncategorized

 

Raffle, Anyone?

The RCS Sports Association and the Maverick RCS Coaches Appear to Be Mooning the RCS Central School District Superintendent, Business Manager, and the Board of Education and Ignoring Policies and Procedures, Not to Mention the Law.

Is the RCS Sports Association Raffle Illegal?

Several weeks ago the RCS Sports Association was told in no uncertain terms by the Board of Education and residents of the RCS school district that they’d better cough up the registrations, tax information, insurance policies, etc. and comply with district polices and proceedures to operate on school property and to conduct any business on public property.  The RCS Sports Association is not an official school organization and appears to be inappropriately abusing the concept of implied endorsement by using the “RCS” in its name.  So far, nothing’s happened; the RCS Sports Association hasn’t produced a single sheet of meaningful paper…if they have, the RCS Central School District Superintendent and Business Manager have kept the community and the Board of Education in complete darkness. Our bet is that they’re telling the Superintendent to kiss their ass (and she’s complying), and they’re doing what they please.

No Way José!

We now have information that the RCS athletics coaches are allegedly passing out raffle tickets to students with instructions to sell them on behalf of the RCS Sports Association for a raffle allegedly to take place in October. The purpose and nature of the raffle has not been disclosed.

We just received a copy of a message sent to the RCS CSD Superintendent of Schools, Elizabeth R. Smith, and to the RCS CSD business manager, Diane Malecki, that contains the following text (the sender has requested anonymity):


Dear Ms Smith, Ms Malecki:

 Can you please a.s.a.p.:

  1.  Inform me of the current policy regarding students selling raffle tickets on behalf of organizations not affiliated with the RCS CSD
  2. Inform me whether or not the RCS Sports Association has filed with the District their articles of association, their business registrations, their list of officers, their NYS and federal tax registration status and their tax identification number, proof of insurance. Please itemize each of these with a yes or a no response.
  3. Inform me of the role of the RCS athletics coaches and their authorization to have RCS CSD students selling raffle tickets on behalf of the RCS Sports Association
  4. Inform me of the type and substance of disclosure of the event for which the raffle tickets are being sold
  5. The date such request was made to the RCS CSD to permit the sale of said raffle tickets
  6. The date and vote by the RCS CSD Board of Education deliberating, discussing, voting and approving/disapproving such request by the RCS Sports Association

Unless I hear from you by 12:00 p.m. on September 6, 2012 with the answers to the above questions I shall, without prejudice, notify the appropriate tax and finance authorities of the RCS Sports Association’s illicit activities, the NYSED office of counsel and the relevant administrative authorities at the SED, and the FBI and State Law Enforcement entities charged with the enforcement of the tax codes and the investigation of public corruption.
 
Furthermore, unless I have answers to the above questions I intend, without prejudice, to file formal notices of claim and demands for investigation of the operation of the RCS Sports Association, its officers, members, and associates, naming also the Superintendent and the Business Manager of the RCS CSD as accessories in any illegal transactions by the RCS Sports Association.
 
Furthermore, unless I have answers to the above questions by the time indicated, I intend to file without prejudice, notices of claim and demands for investigation and inquiry with the relevant state and federal child welfare authorities, naming the RCS Sports Association, its officers, members, and associates, naming also the Superintendent and the Business Manager of the RCS CSD as accessories in any illegal transactions by the RCS Sports Association.
 
Furthermore, unless I receive your response to the above questions, said responses being immediately at hand in the normal and regular conduct of RCS CSD business, I shall file a grievance and demand for investigation with the RCS CSD board of education to fully investigate the complicity and involvement of the RCS CSD with the allegedly and facially illicit activities of the RCS Sports Association improperly operated in virtue of the implied endorsement of the RCS CSD Superintendent and Business Manager, and with their implicit cooperation and acquiescence, and furthermore, to demand that any processes, proceedings or actions in progress or to be inaugurated with regard to the Superinendent’s activities, including but not by limitation retirement, resignation, pension, retirement benefits, etc., be stayed until the completion of all inquiries, investigations, or prosecutions associated with the activities of the so-called RCS Sports Association, its officers, members, and associates, naming also the Superintendent and the Business Manager of the RCS CSD as accessories in any illegal transactions by the RCS Sports Association.
 
I urge you, Mme Superintendent and Business Manager, to respond to the above questions 1-6 by or before the time indicated above.
 
Assuring you of my sincere intentions,

[Name Redacted]


Apparently, Superintendent E.R. Smith, saw the wisdom and the prudence in responding immediately, albeit defensively, to the resident’s demand submitted earlier today. Here’s her response:


[Name Redacted], I do not appreciate your threat made against me. I will however, answer your questions with a statement. John Vadney brought to my attention within the last hour, the fact that a student sold him a raffle ticket sponsored by the RCS Sports Association. An organization not affiliated with the RCS Central School District cannot ask students to sell tickets or be involved in any form of fund raising. The Sports Association has been notified this evening of this. No permission was granted by RCS School District for the selling of a Daytona 500 Ticket.

Elisabeth R. Smith
Superintendent Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District
15 Mountain Road
Ravena, NY 12143
518 756-5200, x 6003


Just in, the response to Smith’s response…OUCH!

Did that hurt, Betsy?


Dear Ms Smith:

Thank you very much for your prompt response, Ms Smith.

Paranoia and defensiveness is a pitiful state indeed; there was no explicit or implict threat “against” you in the demand. The steps enumerated in the demand were reasonable and prosecutable under the circumstances.

I am still at a loss that you, the principal of the high school and his many minions had to be notified by the president of the BoE of the illicit misconduct of your high school coaches right under your noses!

  • Where was principal Bailey when his coaches and staff were pandering to the RCS Sports Association?
  • Will the District be notifying those who paid for the illegal tickets that their money will be refunded?
  • What steps does the District intend to take against the offending coaches?
  • What steps does the District intend to take against the high school prinicpal?
  • What steps does the District intend to take against the RCS Sports Association?
  • Will the RCS Sports Association be banned from any activity on school property for a reasonable period of time by way of disciplinary action?
  • What, exactly, does the District intend to do to discourage such misconduct in future and to heal the damage done by those miscreants at the RCS Sports Association?

Please be assured that I intend to request that this correspondence be appropriately published for the community to read and evaluate.

It is my considered personal and professional opinion, Ms Smith, that you were derelict in your responsibilities, as was principal Bailey, and that you both would benefit form censure or discipline. This community should be grievously offended by your negligence, your lack of candor, and your indifference to misconduct in this school district.

My demand and the recourse set forth in that demand were explicitly “without prejudice,” and I reserve the option to file formal complaints and charges as the result of this continuing dereliction! That, Madam, is not a threat but an assurance.

Sincerely,
[Name Redacted]


Superintendent Smith’s Favorite Fix-It
Or Just Ignore It

Why is it that Mr John Vadney, the president of the RCS board of education, diligent and commited as he is, had to be the one to inform you, Ms Smith, of the RCS coaches illegal activity on behalf of the RCS Sports Association. Where was Mr Bailey when all of this was going on right under his nose?!?! And you mention solely “that a student sold him [Mr Vadney] a raffle ticket sponsored by the RCS Sports Association” and that Mr Vadney informed you of that fact. Where, Ms Smith, did the student get the ticket(s)? Who provided the student with the ticket(s)? That, Ms Smith, is the operative question here (you really need to ask that question, you know); not that the student was selling tickets nor that Mr Vadney bought a ticket and then informed you of the fact (which you or your principal should already have known) that the high school athletics coaches were distributing the tickets to students with instructions to flog them to residents! Facts, Ms Smith, facts! How is it that the RCS Sports Association can get away with such misconduct in broad daylight…what would a drug dealer get away with? Oh, the questions do arise, Ms Smith!

Can we reasonably expect that the offending coaches will face some disciplinary action for their misconduct? One would reasonably hope so!

Thank you Ms Smith, on behalf of all of us, for your prompt response, even though it is only partial. I suppose we should be grateful that you responded at all to the resident. But it seems to me that you, Ms Smith, are a bit paranoid, or at least suspiciously defensive, since there is no threat against you to be read in the alternatives to any non-response, simply that reasonable steps would be taken to ensure the best interests of the tax-paying public, something you don’t seem to have been able to ensure in the year or so you’ve been collecting your salary as superintendent.

(Has anyone bothered to ask what the RCS school district is charging Cathy Deluca and her gang for the use of the school property for the so-called RCS Bottle Blitz? That’s not an official program of the RCS school district, either. The RCS Bottle Blitz is an entirely privately organized activity that has nothing to do with the RCS Central School District. How about that, Ms Smith?)

Does this mean that the RCS CSD is going to face another investigation, audit, claim, lawsuit? Why not just enforce the policies and procedures and keep the Board of Education in the loop?!? Why do everything from behind the smoke screens? What in hell is the RCS CSD Superintendent of Schools, Elizabeth R. Smith, and the RCS CSD Business Manager, Diane Malecki, doing all day long? Planning the anticipated retirement party?

If readers have any further information on this incident, please leave a comment with further details.

Is it A Scam ?
Is it Legal?
The Editor

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Posted by on September 5, 2012 in Accountability, Albany, Albany Schenectady BOCES, Alice Whalen, Banking Law, Banking Regulations, Bill McFerran, BOCES, Bottle Blitz, Brian Bailey, Bridget Engelhardt, Business, Cathy Deluca, Civil Lawsuit, Coeymanazis, Coeymans, Conspiracy, Corruption, Criminal Prosecution, Crooks, David Bartlett, David Soares, Diane Malecki, Donna Leput Hommel, Edward "Teddy" Reville, Edward Reville, Elizabeth Smith, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, Football Coach, Football Coaches, Formal Written Complaint, Fraud, Friends of RCS, Fundraising, Gary Van DerZee, Gerald Deluca, Greene County, Hudson Valley, Investigation, Irresponsibility, James Latter, Jeff Stambaugh, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Jerry Deluca, Jerry Perrine, Law Enforcement, Lorraine Misuraca, Marlene McTigue, Matt "the Mutt", Matt Miller, Melanie Lekocevic, Mismanagement, Money Laundering, Monitoring, New Baltimore, New York, New York State, New York State Education Department, Notice of Claim, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, NYSED, NYSED Office of Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, P. David Soares, R J DEsposito, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central School District, RCS Athletic Association, RCS Board of Education, RCS Bottle Blitz, RCS Central School District, RCS School Superintendant, RCS Sports Association, RCS Sports Events Concessions, RCS Sportsman Association, Ron Racey, Sarah Berchtold Engel, School Sports, Selkirk, Smalbany, Sports Association, Superintendent of Schools, Tax Avoidance, Tax Evasion, Taxation, Teddy Reville, Thomas E. Dolan, Tom Dolan

 

More Money Questions…Who’s Cashing the Checks?

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

Published in Time for the August 21 BoE Meeting!

It Seems that Organizations Without a Clear Legal Status and Without Having Submitted the Required Paperwork for Operating on Public School Property Are Collecting Money from the Parents of RCS Students and Continue Their Possibly Illegal Activities on Taxpayer Property

Is There A New Money
Laudromat in Ravena?

We now have some evidence that will help to track the money trail in the case of the RCS Sports Association, the so-called RCS Indians Football Camp, and the Duffle Bag Blitz. Seems that the allegedly unregistered RCS Sports Association or Athletics Association or whatever they’re calling themselves today are putting the money they collect into an account at National Bank of Coxsackie in Ravena. That’s interesting enough but the big Who? question still looms large in most residents’ minds. And how is it that a local state and federally regulated banking institution isn’t more careful with whom they deal and how they manage deposits?

Peter Smells It!
Why don’t YOU?!?

It’s been our experience that when you open a bank account you have to provide tons of identification and a social security number. If you’re an organization or a business, it’s even tougher, and most banks require a lot more information as well as verifications. So what’s going on when you’re claiming to be a non-profit organization, collecting money from parents of RCS students but despite demands from the RCS community and the RCS CSD Board of Education, have never produced your paperwork on your organization’s registrations, tax status, tax classification, your list of officers’ names, etc.? Has the bank asked for these and has the bank gotten the information? If so, why can’t the school district get it? And if the RCS Sports Association doesn’t produce it for the school district, what the hell are they doing collecting money from the parents of school students and operating a football camp on school property?

We’ve just received a copy of a check from a parent who is asking these and other questions. 

On July 26, 2012, the parent of an RCS student wrote a check in the amount of $75.00 to the RCS Sports Association for a “Football Camp.” The unendorsed check was deposited on August 10, 2012, to the order of the National Bank of Coxsackie (Ravena Branch) ID 021307054, “For Deposit Only INDIANS TEAM FOOTBALL CAMP” a/c 0307765966.

$75 Check for Football Camp

On April 5, 2012, that same parent wrote a check in the amount of $41.00 to the Indian Football Camp for a “Duffle Bag.” The unendorsed check was deposited on June 14, 2012, to the order of the National Bank of Coxsackie (Ravena Branch) ID 021307054, “For Deposit Only INDIANS TEAM FOOTBALL CAMP” a/c 0307765966.

$41.00 Check for Duffle Bag

So, here we have an RCS parent who so far has written checks in the amount of at least $116.00 to an organization calling itself the RCS Sports Association holding an account called the Indians Football Team Camp and using the RCS highschool sports teams’ moniker “Indians” to promote a football camp that operates on RCS school property, and even allegedly accepts participants (for payment, of course) from other districts, but no one seems to know who they are or how they are organized or operate. Worse still, they are associating themselves with the RCS school district but have not responded to the district’s or local residents’ demands to produce their financial records, their organization registration, the names of their officers, proof of insurance coverage and their tax information. Something’s really, really fishy here.

The RCS Sports Association, although not an official school organization, is taking plenty of advantage from what is known as “implied endorsement,” that is, making the false  impression that it is endorsed by the RCS Central School District by using the RCS initials and the “Indians” mascot name, when the RCS Sports Association is not endorsed by the school distict at all.

So, National Bank of Coxsackie, are you an accomplice, in complicity with this maverick organization? Are you shortcutting some serious banking policies and procedures regarding handling money from undocumented organizations? Or do you have the documentation, the same documentation that the RCS Sports Association has not provided on demand to the RCS Central School District  board of education?

Now, National Bank of Coxsackie, are you aware that the “old” RCS Sports Association has disbanded and that there’s a “new” RCS Sports Association? Or at least that’s what the public and the RCS board of education have allegedly been told. Do you, National Bank of Coxsackie, have the information relating to the “new” organization and, if you do, can you perhaps explain why the documents and information have not been disclosed on demand to the RCS CSD administration or to the board of education?

Have you, National Bank of Coxsackie seen any documents on organization registration, non-profit certificates, tax documents, etc.?

Who? National Bank of Coxsackie, is signing the RCS Sports Association checks? Who? National Bank of Coxsackie, is signing the Indians Football Team Camp checks? Don’t you think you’d better get some questions answered real quick, NBC? Now’s your chance.

$$$ Got money to launder? $$$

Now YOU, National Bank of Coxsackie, cannot say you didn’t know. Now YOU, National Banck of Coxsackie, will take a closer look at your depositor. Now, YOU, National Bank of Cosackie, will have to answer to you customers how and why this secrecy has persisted for so long. And thanks to one our readers and one of your customers, one of the brave new breed who’s sick and tired of the sheeple attitude, like so many others, and who’s decided to step out and and speak up, we now know where the money’s being laundered, if you’ll pardon a somewhat nuanced choice of words.

And RCS Sports Association, old or new, this would be a great time to come clean, produce your paperwork, your insurance polices, your tax records, your list of officers. We the public, the residents of this district, yeah, maybe even the National Bank of Coxsackie may be interested before they get audited, investigated, or prosecuted.

And all the parents who have been writing checks like these should be asking the same questions as we’re asking here.
We’ve asked the National Bank of Coxsackie in Coxsackie and Ravena what’s going on. Maybe you should, too!

NBC in Coxsackie
Mark Maraglio – Senior Vice President
mmaraglio@nbcoxsackie.com

NBC in Ravena
Jo-Ann Crotty – Branch Manager
jcrotty@nbcoxsackie.com

There’s No Time Left!
Come Clean, NOW!
The Editor

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The Deluca Bottle Blitz…Or Is It the RCS Bottle Scam?

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

We Find It Extremely Important Not Only to Expose the Evil in the Community but Also to Share Some of Our Readers’ Responses to What is Going On In the RCS Community. Here’s A Contribution From One Of Our Readers on the RCS Bottle Blitz that Raises Some Interesting Questions and is Really Worth Reading.

There’s Something Below the Surface

 To Understand What’s Really Going On and to Get A Real Feel for the Consequences, You Simply Have to Get Below The Surface. A Beautiful Calm Sea May Be Hiding A Very Hungry Shark.

One of our regular commentors, Pundit, pointed out some very interesting points, which we’d like to publish on their own, because they’re so on target. Pundit writes in response to our article Bottle Blitz Secret is Out…

Bottle Collection Question:

I wonder if I would be able to obtain a receipt for any deposit bottles and/or cans I leave so that I can use it as a donation write off on my Income Taxes? Not being a Tax authority, I would have to guess that the group collecting the bottles would need to keep track of how much was ‘donated’ for their tax return too.

This stuff can really get sticky.

Actually, it would seem if I gave say $100(2000-Five Cent containers) in deposit containers I would have spent money to purchase the product meaning I would -once again- be giving a portion of my earnings directly to what would need to be a not-for-profit/for profit organization which, in turn is passing it on to the RCS District, meaning I have now transferred $100 more of my money to the District.

It just keeps getting better and better with each passing day!

We responded:

Thank you very much, Pundit, for a very clear and correct analysis of the bottom-line problem we’re dealing with in this case.

You see, you pay the deposit up front when you purchase the beverage, as a pledge to return the can or bottle, at which time you will receive your pledge, the deposit, back. Now, if you give the right to that deposit away, for example, when you make a charitable contribution by giving away your say, 2000 bottles and cans, equivalent to a cash contribution of $100, and the recipient in turn redeems the 2000 bottles and cans for their value of $100 in cash, that becomes revenue or income. In the case where they say they are doing this not for themselves but on behalf of say, a group or organization, what then? Someone has to keep track of the money trail. If you make a charitable donation of $100 wouldn’t you want to be able to deduct that amount from your taxes? But you’d need a receipt to claim that safely.

And the individuals collecting the proceeds, how are they handling the revenue? Are they redeeming the bottles for cash? Do they get a check?

You’re being followed!

Who deposits the check? Into a personal account or into a program account? Who then becomes responsible for the taxable income? If it goes into a personal account or a business account and that business writes out a check to say, the Sports Association or to the School District, does the writer of the check then take advantage of the tax benefit of the “charitable donation” to the SA or the CSD? Does it then become income for the Sports Association or the school district, and if so, is the Sports Association required to keep books and to report the income? (Yes! they are!)

Basic question: Who gets the advantage of using the charitable donation deduction? The people contributing the bottles and cans are certainly not getting any benefits.

Great questions, great analysis, great points, Pundit! Let’s see if we get any answers.

The Editor

It’s Coming. Are You Ready?

At this point I’d really like to remind all of you disgustingly self-righteous guardians of the public morals that only a couple of months ago you all were fired up, together with that skank-gossip-monger-in-tow Dayelin Roman at the Times Useless, and turned into a veritable lynch mob ready to string up a local businessperson on the board of education for appealing, read APPEALING, his tax assessments. Isn’t it funny that a select group of you are all too ready to forgive the “old” RCS Sports Association and cast a blind eye on the “new” RCS Sports Association (for trying the same unlawful and deceitful tricks), and the DeLuca Bottle Blitz for worse misconduct? Some of you are all too ready to have double standards and that should make the rest of us very uncomfortable. It’s worse still because the RCS Sports Association and the Deluca RCS Bottle Blitz are so publicly visible, and any misconduct by them really has a very bad effect on the community as a whole, but inflicts a really ugly scar on any group claiming to benefit the schools, students, and students’ activities. Organizations like the RCS Sports Association and projects like the RCS Bottle Blitz must be held to an even higher standard than ordinary businesses!

So, Cathy Deluca and your supporters, RCS Sports Association and supporters, RCS loud-mouth coaches, and teachers clique: What are your answers to these questions? They’d better be good!

But wait a minute! Don’t Cathy Deluca and Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca claim to have several businesses, including the so-called DeLuca Public Affairs (no pun intended!), the Main Street Small Business Coalition, and isn’t old Dirty-Hands Jerry connected with the ARANY (the Automotive Recycling Association of New York) as a “consultant,” (in What? may we ask!), the New York State Assembly, etc? And doesn’t old Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca claim to work closely, to have an “in” with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (the DEC)? Isn’t Edward “Teddy” Reville is the Protective and Marine Coatings Manager for eastern New York, Vermont and western Massachusetts with the Sherwin-Williams Company? Isn’t James Latter an engineer with GE? Aren’t Alice Whalen (retired) and Howard Engel teachers? You’d expect these people to recognize and acknowledge all of the good sense behind RFPs (requests for proposals), insurance, documentation of organization, etc. but why are they opposing all of the businesspersons on the board of education (who are not teachers or married to a teacher) when the board of education calls for it. Whalen, Latter, Reville all voted against it! Why are they opposing the board of education’s demands for proof of organization, lists of officers, proof of tax filing? Shouldn’t they be supporting all of this tooth and claw? What are they hiding, who are they protecting? What’s their agenda? Maybe you should be asking Mrs Deluca, Mr Deluca, Mr Reville, Mr Latter, Ms Whalen, Mr Engel? What’s the deal? What’s your agenda?

And RCS board of education members, how are you going to handle this problem BEFORE it becomes a thorny public concern complete with audits and investigations? Are you going to stand your ground and demand answers, documentation? Are you going to oppose the teachers clique and the easy-sleazy superintendent and demand accountability from any organization dealing with the schools?

That’s why, dear readers, the non-teacher, resident / businesspersons on the RCS Board of Education, Robbins, Lukens, Sylvester, Randy K., Vadney–, are demanding that organizations and anyone claiming to be doing something “for the kids” or for the schools cough up proof that it’s entirely legitimate and legal. Get it now?

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