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Crandall Interview: Segment 2

We published Segment 1 of the Crandall Interview special feature on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. As our readers could see for themselves, the Crandall team has either accomplished or is accomplishing everything McHugh’s mob promises the people in their campaign material. We have to seriously ask the questions: (1) Is McHugh that ignorant of what’s going on in Coeymans to be promising what’s already been done by the Crandall team, or (2) Is McHugh that stupid to believe that the people and voters of Coeymans are that in the dark to believe his many disgusting lies? Segment 2 goes even further to show that McHugh is a fraud, a crook, and worse, a liar.


In Segment 1 of the Crandall Interview feature (Segment 1), we asked Mr Crandall about his accomplishments, significant benefits created by his administration for the people of Coeymans, his vision for the next 2 years, his plans for small business in Coeymans, and the incentives his administration is offering to small businesses in Coeymans and coming to Coeymans. It is clear that Mr Crandall and his team, despite the adversity of powerful opponents in Coeymans, has done much for the people of Coeymans.


Editor’s Comment: We may have had harsh words but we call the shots as we see them. Mr Crandall has proved himself to be honest, caring, and very, very competent as a leader. We can’t allow ourselves to be misled by those who were for Mr Crandall when he was dancing to their tune, and now that they are finding he’s not a pushover, they [McHugh, Carver Laraway, Biers, and Lafarge] are trying to get in through the backdoor, call it anal entry, through George McHugh (we’re not calling George McHugh an a**hole even if he is one). For Crandall, as we all know, it was never about him or about money in his pocket; it’s a different story when we’re talking about McHugh, Carver Laraway, and their bunch. With them it’s all about money and what they can soak Coeymans for.

The comment by the Community Observer about McHugh, LaFarge, and Carver Laraway not wanting clean air, and the money involved set the theme for Segment 2.

Mr Crandall:- “Oh, yeah. There’s big money to be made between Carver [LaFarge and McHugh]…They’re going to make money. But how much money does a person need? How greedy do you have to be? And at what expense? At the expense of our children’s and our grandchildren’s lungs?”

McHugh, Carver, Biers didn’t get their way. Too bad!


In Segment 2 of the Crandall Interview, we asked Mr Crandall how he will work with the Village of Ravena to beautify Main Street, his plans for building up tourism and hospitality venues in Coeymans, his relationship with George McHugh, why George McHugh would be bad for Coeymans, the McHugh-Carver Laraway-Vinciguerra connection, the Billy Biers warehouse project, Carver Laraway’s whining, how many new businesses Crandall has brought to Coeymans, and turncoat Daniel Baker’s backstabbing. These are some real eye-openers so after you read these excerpts, you may want to read the complete segment for the details at: Crandall Interview-Segment 2.

Click here to read the entire Segment 2 Transcript: Crandall Interview-Segment 2.

Here are the highlight excerpts from Segment 2 of the Crandall Interview:

Smalbany:- How do you intend to work with the Village of Ravena to beautify Main Street, and make it welcoming to small businesses like arts and crafts, specialty shops, etc?

This could be Main Street, Ravena, New York, if Mr Crandall has his way.

Mr. Crandall:-    OK. The main way we can help with that is by keeping the roads paved, by keeping the potholes filled. Making sure things like the water runs right, making sure the sewers are repaired. Making sure the tax rate is kept low. Make sure that we offer these incentives for businesses. Now, one thing I want to mention is that we are working with three solar [energy] companies right now. One is a pretty large one, Hecate. And they want to build a solar farm behind the school, over by the old Stalker farm, and they’re going to be using about 380 acres…once they get their plant built, that will be on the assessment rolls, and help to lower taxes…We’re trying to get them to offer the Town people a deal that they can tap into their electric, and possibly lower their electrical bill…There are two smaller companies trying to build in the Hollow, and Hecate is also looking at our old land fill site. It’s possible that they may also be able to put part of a solar farm there, also, on top of the old landfill site that we kept, and which will help make use of that property because you really can’t use it for anything else. So, that’s another thing we’re working on.

“Out in the Hollow…I want to keep it centralized around the Highway Department, we’re talking about starting a small recycling center. Much like what Westerlo has…opening it up maybe two or three days a week…and it would provide another service for the townspeople.”

Mr. Crandall:- The devil’s in the details. The idea’s there right now.

Smalbany:- Back to Mr. McHugh’s relationship with you and the Town: In 2017-18, your relationship with George McHugh was cooperative, if not friendly. What happened to change that relationship, that attitude of cooperation?

Mr. Crandall:-    What do I think changed that? Money! Money. There’s somehow, I can’t prove it, but with all that we went through with LaFarge and stopping the garbage coming in there, and with Mr. Laraway coming up so hard against us, against the Clean Air Law, and with LaFarge and Mr. Laraway putting up so much money against us…he spent $13,000 just on the primaries…that’s a vast amount of money for a small town…to be spent on politics. So there’s money to be made here. And there’s a lot of it.

“And they’re really opposed to the Clean Air Law. The main reason I think they’re running is because of the Clean Air Law.

“And I think Mr. Laraway feels that we haven’t given him enough tax breaks down there. But we have given him P.I.L.O.T.s[1] How many P.I.L.O.T.s does the man need? How many tax breaks does he need?

“Like I say: You gotta pay your fair share.”

Smalbany:- Apart from that, why would George Mchugh be bad for Coeymans? As if what you’ve said were not enough!

Mr. Crandall:-    George McHugh would be bad for Coeymans just because of, mainly because of his character. I’m no saint. I’ve had my own problems with the Court system. But with the Courts system, you’re held to such a high standard, it’s absolutely ridiculous. And I’m not an attorney, so I did make mistakes. I’ll grant you that. But he’s an attorney! And he [McHugh] was under two ethics investigations involving money. Mine never involved money; his involved money. He was under an ethics investigation for having his [personal] property surveyed along with Town property, and the Town paying for it. And his own Town Board, which was controlled by Republicans, had him under an ethics investigation for that. And then, he was attorney for the state Wagering Board, and he went before them, he had a private client, and he represented him before the state Racing and Wagering Board, while he was their [the Racing and Wagering Board’s] attorney! He was under another ethics investigation by the state Attorney General for that. They kind of eased him out the door after that. Now, there’s two reasons: ethics.

George McHugh = Ethics Violations = Corruption.

How many times…I know I shouldn’t say this, but I’m gonna…How many times can a man be married? I mean, twice, maybe? But four times? I mean, there’s something wrong with character here. And character matters.

And another thing: He didn’t run for office again. OK, there are probably a lot of reasons…But then, he comes up and he outright lies, and uses the deaths of over 3,000 people who died instantly in a horrible, horrible thing that happened on 9/11 in New York City. He tries to use that for political gain! That tells me about a man’s character, and I feel he has no character.

I just feel he [George McHugh] lies with impunity to get whatever…to get his way, whatever he wants. And I don’t understand people like that. I just don’t. Because I’m not a liar.

Community Observer’s Comment:-   You have Lincoln’s quote on the wall.

[Editor’s Note: The Observer is referring to the quote: “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.”]

Mr. Crandall:-    Yes. I have Lincoln’s quote on the wall.

Smalbany:- Without speculating, what is your opinion about the McHugh, Laraway, Vinciguerra connection?

Mr. Crandall:-    It’s common knowledge that Vinciguerra has been George McHugh’s friend for years. They’ve worked together in business dealings for years…I just feel that they are way too cozy. And he’s [referring to Vinciguerra] supposed to be the editor [read: publisher] of an independent, unbiased newspaper [referring to the Ravena News Herald]? I don’t feel that the News Herald is unbiased at all. How can they be? Carver Laraway is buying all kinds of ads in it, George McHugh’s buying ads in it. He [Vinciguerra, publisher of the RNH] is renting the building from George McHugh.

Vinciguerra of Capital Region Independent Media LLC, and publisher of the Ravena News Herald. Anything but “Independent” and a perversion of what the News Herald once was. Vinciguerra is McHugh’s and Carver Laraway’s media sock puppet.

“He [George McHugh] has so many business connections how can he possibly serve as Supervisor of this Town? He’ll have to recuse himself from every other meeting, if not every meeting of the Town Board.

Smalbany:- What are the reasons for withdrawal of the warehouse application by Billy Biers?

Mr. Crandall:-    “The real reason that Billy Bier’s application went down the tubes is because the [New York State] Department of Environmental Conservation [DEC] denied it for many, many reasons. Mr. Biers contacted me. He asked me if there’s any way I can help? Would I write a letter in support, so that they would reopen it and look at it again? I wrote a letter to DEC asking them to please give Mr. Biers’ project another look; we would really appreciate it if they would; we would really like this business to come into the Town.

Billy Biers’ Warehouse Project REJECTED by DEC, not by Town!
Biers’ lies publicly at Town Board meeting.

I sent that letter. For Mr. Biers to get up and say anything other than what we really did for him is an outright lie.

I’ve never called a Planning Board member in my life and asked for anything from them for anybody. I’ve never approached them. The Zoning Board, either. Or the Assessment Board. And I never will. Those are unethical things. Would Mr. McHugh violate that? I don’t know.

[Editor’s Note: We have copies of the DEC letter to Mr. Biers, Mr. Bier’s letter withdrawing the application, and Mr. Crandall’s letter of support to the DEC. We will publish those later this week.]

Smalbany:- In a recent video posted by the group calling itself Friends of Coeymans, Mr. Carver Laraway addressed the board saying that he asked for the board’s support and got none. What is he talking about?

Mr. Crandall:-    I have no idea. He might be talking about the last P.I.L.O.T. he wanted for a company… They refurbish old parts and metal pieces, mainly parts that connect sewer systems, they refurbish stuff like that. But we have a negotiator, a Mr. Larry Farbstein. He worked for the [New York State] Real Property Tax Services for 32 years. He’s a former lawyer; he doesn’t practice law any more, he just negotiates contracts for P.I.L.O.T.s, full time, from Long Island to Saint Lawrence County. Throughout the whole state. He does it for municipalities. We hired that man. He did our P.I.L.O.T. for LaFarge with the Town. He handles all of our P.I.L.O.T.s, and I told him [Laraway], “Mr. Farbstein will be calling you.” Well, Mr. Farbstein called him and asked him for certain information he needed by law in order to fairly do a P.I.L.O.T., and they wouldn’t give it to him. It was financial. They have to tell, they have to give him all the financial information, the financial records, that he needs. They refused to give it to him. And that’s where it left off.

P.I.L.O.T. Denied because of unwillingness to disclose financial information.

“I can only assume that because we didn’t just carte blanche roll over for him and sign off on Mr. Laraway’s P.I.L.O.T., that that’s what he’s talking about.

“Why didn’t he talk about the 11 new businesses that have come in in the last three-and-a-half years since I’ve been Supervisor? Would those businesses have come here if the Town Board was hostile to business? I don’t think so.

[Editor’s Note: Click New Businesses Brought to Coeymans to see the list of new businesses during Crandall’s term. 11 of those businesses are in the Port of Coeymans or the Coeymans Industrial Park. New Businesses Brought to Coeymans]

“He [Laraway] had other P.I.L.O.T.s that were negotiated by the Town. I mean, how many tax breaks does one man need? How greedy to you have to be? It’s time to pay your fair share.

“Now you look at all the business he’s gotten…for the Tappan Zee Bridge, that was Cuomo’s baby, and all the other business he’s gotten, nobody can tell me…and the small fines that he paid. Anybody see a bridge go over a river, a creek so fast? As that bridge went across. So, he’s got a hook in DEC or in the state departments somewhere, with Cuomo. But these companies like the Port of Coeymans and LaFarge, they figure it into their…to do business, how much it will cost them for a certain fine. And he’s [Carver Laraway] paid relatively small fines. I think he paid $55,000 for one fine, which was a major violation, which the Town got back, and we were able to use that money to stop…There were three three, four houses on Stone House Hill that were running raw sewerage into the [Coeymans] Creek. That was going on when George McHugh was supervisor.

“There were four houses there, ever since they were built, and he [McHugh] never did anything to stop that. Well, I’m not having that! So, we used that $55,000 – and I think we put another $15,000 to it – too hook them in to the sewer system, to stop that raw sewerage from going into the Creek. So, Mr. Laraway can thank me for that, because now he owns the property down there where the boats are, the Marina, and now they won’t be smelling human feces coming into the Creek.

“But did he mention that? No!

“Everything he said at the meeting was just a show, trying to get people to not vote for Mr. Crandall.

Smalbany:- But he was being videoed by the Friends of Coeymans…

Mr. Crandall:-    Right. They were hoping that I would go off and start yelling and…but that’s not me…I’m not doing that…But if they expect to get a rise out of me out there, they’re not getting it. Public comment is public comment. I don’t care who you are or what you say…I don’t care who you are, it’s public comment: Say it! It’s a free country.

Mr. Crandall:-    Can I go back to the Clean Air Law?

Smalbany:- Sure. I wish you would.

Mr. Crandall:-    While we were working on this Clean Air Law, Dan Baker and Kenny Burns, sat right here, and Baker worked for LaFarge for 15-20 years, and he told us that they’re fudging the numbers on their, on the numbers when they’re being checked. When the monitors are being checked by DEC. He told us that DEC calls them, and then immediately the plant stops burning coal and goes right on natural gas so they can doctor the numbers, so the emissions numbers come down. What the hell kind of emissions control is that? And this is when Mr. Baker also, when someone sent him a picture when there was a blow-off up there, and all this black smoke came out, right across from the school. It was awful. I remember seeing the picture. He sent that to us on his cellphone. This was when he was for the Clean Air Law. He spoke for it, he was [for it], everything was going fine. And then, all of a sudden, Mr. McHugh, decides, announces he’s running for office in March, and that’s when Dan Baker changed.

Mr. Crandall:-    But Mr. Baker, all of a sudden…we would sit here and talk about our kids and grandkids, and how we don’t want them breathing this stuff…And he was all set to vote for the Clean Air Act [read: Law]. I know he was. He told us he was. And then some time in January-February, that must be when he got word that McHugh was running, he started marching, my speculation is McHugh was calling the shots then, and he was marching to the McHugh beat.

And another thing: Kenny Burns, he told us he interviewed over 300 people not one person was against the Clean Air Law, yet when it came to the vote, he voted against it.

Smalbany:- Now this one is what I read to you before. Do you recall? Mr. McHugh’s accomplishments with the Village Sewer and Water project just before he left office (2001). Between leaving office (2001) and 2003, he all of a sudden has a project over on the Blaisdell farm, and now he’s got water and sewerage there. [Referring to Mr. Dolan] You were actually mentioned in one of those …

Mr. Dolan:  I was at some point..the town and village got together and started a sewer and a water commission, two separate entities…I recall that there was talk of annexation, and there was a lawsuit after that, and I know the Coeymans Fire Department was upset about it, because they would lose that portion of territory.

Smalbany:- So this was – I’m not asking you to speculate – what was going on behind the scenes but at this time was the annexation being discussed?

Community Observer’s Comment:-   It was being discussed. Because he used my famous letter to Sol Greenberg to get on the good side of the Mayor (former Ravena Mayor, John Bruno), to get the mayor to say OK, so what do you have property in, to get the water. He always used people. [inaudible comments]

[Editor’s Notes: The annexation was in the works during McHugh’s single term as Coeymans Town Supervisor. The annexation was finalized some time in 2003, and McHugh’s properties were hooked into Village water and sewerage. McHugh then proceeded with development of single family homes and their sale, apparently through one of his wives, who was handling the real estate sales at the time.

Remember this honey of a land deal. McHugh took good care of himself.

***** END OF SEGMENT TWO *****

Segment 3 of the Crandall Interview will appear on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Stay tuned!


Read the Excerpts from Segments 1 and 3 of the Crandall Interview:
Crandall Interview: Segment 1
You are at Crandall Interview: Segment 2
Crandall Interview: Segment 3

Plus the Featured Resident Comment:
The Coeymans Clowns, the FoC, Are True to Their Reputation: Thugs


[1] Manufacturing, industrial, and not-for-profit companies may receive property tax incentives through agreements with government agencies. Through these agreements, properties are exempt from property taxes and instead make a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (P.I.L.O.T.).

 

Hey there! Georgie Boy! This song’s for you…

This is some really serious stuff so let’s start out with a little nostalgia, the 1966 hit song, “Hey there, Georgy Girl.” Of course we’ve adapted the lyrics for Georgy McHugh.

Georgie as Carmen Miranda singing “Hey there, Georgy Boy!”
We’d like to wish Georgy a Happy Pride Month!
(But Hey!,Isn’t that Georgy’s identical twin by a different mother, Chlamydia MuckHugh?)

Hey there, Georgy boy
Swinging down the street so fancy-free
Nobody you meet could ever see the loneliness there inside you
Hey there, Georgy boy
Why do all the boys just pass you by?
Could it be you just don’t try or is it the clothes you wear?

You’re always window shopping but never stopping to buy
So shed those dowdy feathers and fly a little bit

Hey there, Georgy boy
There’s another Georgy deep inside
Bring out all the shit you hide and, oh, what a change there’d be
The world would see a new Georgy girl

Hey there, Georgy boy
Dreaming of the someone you could be
Life is a reality, you can’t always run away
Don’t be so scared of changing and rearranging yourself
It’s time for jumping down from the shelf a little bit

Hey there, Georgy boy
There’s another Georgy deep inside
Bring out all the shit you hide and, oh, what a change there’d be
The world would see a new Georgy girl

(Hey there, Georgy boy)
Wake up, Georgy boy
(Hey there, Georgy boy)
Come on, Georgy boy
(Hey there, Georgy boy)
Wake up, Georgy girl

[Lyrics adapted from the 1966 movie of the same name. Set in London, the film is a comedy/romance starring Lynn Redgrave. We thought it really described Georgie McHugh.]

OK. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s get down to the dirt, the dirt that’s called George MuckHugh.

They’re not really dead, they’re just playing possum…fake dead.

A bit of advice to :  “You lie with a dog, you wake up with fleas,” or some other creeping pestilence. Your choice, your teamed up with two losers but then the saying goes: “Birds of a feather flock together.”

Or with George McHugh and his pet rats in your bed.

The Coeymans Comeback Team

There are just too many cozy relationships in Ravena and Coeymans, especially when it comes to George MuckHugh and his band of elves, Zach Collins, Brandon LeFevre, and George Langdon, who call themselves the “Coeymans Comeback Team.” They’re more like the “Coeymans Bareback Team,” and guess who’s going to be “bottom.”

The McHugh Deception Team. Hands in front of crotch body language means they feel vulnerable. Ever wonder?

When Dick Bleezarde died in 2008 and left the Ravena News Herald without leadership, McHugh rushed in to buy the local newspaper and cash in on “guiding” public opinion, and to ensure for himself a soapbox for his future. When McHugh soon thereafter sold the News Herald to the Columbia Greene Media group  (Johnson Newspaper Corporation as Columbia Greene Media). In 2018, Columbia Greene Media then sold the News Herald to Mark Vinciguerra, who previously ran Columbia Greene Media for about 5 years, and Vinciguerra created Capital Region Independent Media LLC, a publishing and consulting company owned by Vinciguerra, after having purchased the weekly Ravena News Herald newspaper from Johnson Newspaper Corporation. Now Vinciguerra is running the News Herald and George MuckHugh is running Vinciguerra. (See the article, “News Herald Moving Down the Road,” for details.)

Initially, the Ravena News Herald continued to occupy it’s long-time and familiar offices on Main Street in Ravena, a property actually owned by George McHugh, but then, in 2019, for some undisclosed reason, the Herald moved from there to McHugh’s former offices across the street in Ravena. Now when you drive or walk by the historic News Herald’s former location, you’ll see “Law Offices” and “George McHugh” plastered all over the storefront. How degrading!

So it’s no coincidence that McHugh is running full-page ads in the Ravena News Herald, now a McHugh whore — just another one in McHugh’s harem. Right, Bobby? [BL is one of McHugh’s disposables and knows a lot about him — Hate him she may but like so many cowards in the area BL is tight-lipped. Well, she’s tight-lipped for the moment but may burst any time now. And we’ll be there to publish all when the cat hits the fan! After being one of MuckHugh’s live-in girlfriends for a couple of years, we’re certain Bobby has some beans to spill.]

The bottom line is this: Given the close and cozy relationship between Mark Vinciguerra and McHugh, Vinciguerra’s landlord, we wouldn’t trust a word printed in the Ravena News Herald if McHugh’s mentioned in it. There’s nothing “independent” about  Mark Vinciguerra’s Capital Region Independent Media, the publisher of the Ravena News Herald. Make no mistake about that!

Making Eau de MuckHugh
The Comeback Team will create jobs.

Next Item: McHugh’s most recent full-page pile of steaming bullshit in the Ravena News Herald (Thursday, June 13, 2019). And it’s steaming bullshit at it’s most odiferous! You can’t avoid the stench. It’s Eau de MuckHugh.

The Coeymans Comeback Team’s Message to Voters.

First of all, the so-called “Coeymans Comeback Team,” is just that: a bunch of losers is coming back to have another shot at public office in Coeymans. McHugh got elected for two years back in 2000-2001, and finagled some deals and couldn’t get re-elected for a second term. Why should he have wanted to? He had purchased the Blaisdell farm property for his housing project and fixed it so that the property, formerly in the Town of Coeymans, would be annexed to the Village of Ravena so that he could get water for the project. McHugh takes care of McHugh. So now McHugh wants back in. He wants to get back into the Coeymans Town Supervisor’s office because he has deals to make, most probably with Carver Laraway and Carver Companies.

Even the Albany Times Union has picked up on this especially cozy relationship between Carver Laraway and George McHugh. You see, not only did McHugh pick up one of Carver Laraway’s ex-wives, McHugh worked until very recently as Laraway’s corporate counsel!

In the Times Union article, “Is Coeymans candidate too close to port owner?”, Times Union staff writer, Lauren Stanforth, writes:

“How a voter in this mostly rural Albany County town feels about the candidacy of attorney and realtor George McHugh likely depends on how the voter feels about the ever-expanding reach of the Port of Coeymans and its owner, Carver Laraway.

“That’s because McHugh isn’t just the former general counsel for Carver Companies, a job he said he resigned from March 1. He’s also a realtor representing a Carver warehouse at another port location in South Carolina. His son runs the Carver port in South Carolina. And McHugh was last year on the board of managers of a Carver limited liability company that dealt in commodities, according to research by the Times Union.”

Carver Laraway doesn’t have a very clean record: His company was fined $10,000 in January 2019 by the state Department of Environmental Conservation for allegedly using potentially tainted construction and demolition debris to fill in and expand the port. Laraway has also launched a campaign to purchase properties in the Coeymans Hamlet and elsewhere, most of which he determined couldn’t be saved and were torn down, according to the Times Union report. Bye-bye tax base for Coeymans. Thank you George McHugh!

The report also notes that the most vocal critics of Carver Laraway’s operations worry about Laraway’s plans for their small town, and fear the election of McHugh would give those business interests free rein. That’s not science fiction, people, that’s how Carver Laraway and his pet George McHugh operate. Oh, did we mention that Michael Biscone, the fat shyster crook is now working for Carver  Laraway. Now if that isn’t a read den of thieves we don’t know what would be!

Port of Coeymans owner Carver Laraway seen outside a house at Church and Fifth streets in Coeymans on Jan. 13. 2016 that he purchased from a bank for $20,000. Laraway said it’s part of his vision to help rehabilitate the withering historic hamlet. However, the house had since been demolished in 2019. (Lauren Stanforth, Times Union)

(Read the entire TU article at McHugh too Close to Carver Laraway)

There’s a lot to say about McHugh’s being in bed with Carver Laraway but you can google the dirt yourself. It all in the Times Union and other news media.

Back to the dumbass “Coeymans Comeback Team”:

If it isn’t obvious that their slogan, “Take Back our Town and Get the Coeymans Comeback Started,” means that the only one’s we’ll need to take the Town back from is Carver Laraway and his bosom buddy, Georg McHugh and McHugh’s band of monkeys, George Langdon, Brandon LeFebvre and Zach Collins. Think of it this way: You lie down with dogs and you wake up with fleas.

But let’s take a closer look at what McHugh and his pet rats are offering to do with their “Comeback Plan”:

1. Revitalize the town by attracting businesses through less government regulation and lower taxes.

Our Reaction.

Let’s be really real. You attract businesses by giving them tax breaks or some other incentive. So the lower taxes will have to be for the businesses in the form of tax breaks. That means someone else is going to have to foot the bill. Guess who?

As far as McHugh’s ability to make good on “less government regulation” that’s a load of steaming sewerage, too. The Town Supervisor has absolutely no power to work anything with government regulation. Period. Government regulation comes from state and federal laws. Period. Not from McHugh or any other local yokel. So that vaporizes No. ! of the Comeback Plan. It’s total misinformation and  your’re the target of the lies.

2. Support important quality of life initiatives including redirection of heavy trucks form Main Street, and expansion of services for youths and seniors.

Your Reaction.

If Mr. McHugh is so concerned about quality of life initiatives, why did he oppose the Coeymans Clean Air Law?  Answer: LaFarge and Carver Companies didn’t like it. Isn’t clean air a part of our quality of life? McHugh was corporate counsel to Carver Laraway when he was allegedly dumping contaminated fill at the Coeymans Port. Where was McHugh on quality of life initiatives then?

Again, the Albany Times Union comes forward with the story that connects McHugh, LaFargeHolcim and Carver Laraway with McHugh’s opposition to the Clean Air Law supported by current town supervisor, Phil Crandall:

“LafargeHolcim, owners of a cement plant on Route 9W in Coeymans, are urging defeat of a proposed town law that could prevent the firm from burning waste tires as part of the making of cement.

“COEYMANS — A cement company interested in burning old tires as fuel in its Route 9W kiln is moving against a proposed town air pollution law that could bar the practice.

“Meanwhile, the former lawyer for Carver Laraway, the owner of the Port of Coeymans, has launched a bid for town office. And one of Laraway’s companies is in the midst of a three year state contract in the waste tire business.”

Wonder why you didn’t read a word of this in McHugh’s whore, the Ravena News Herald? Ask Mark Vinciguerra why? Better still, ask McHugh’s Comeback Team.

Read the entire article by Times Union reporter Paul Buckowski at  “Proposed town pollution law draws cement plant challenge.”


Editor’s Aside: The DEC is a pack of whores, too. Here Carver Laraway is allegedly dumping contaminated fill at the Coeymans Port and he gets slapped with a mere $10,000 fine. That’s pocket change for a guy who connives with Cuomo-the-Homo for state contracts. But the DEC has gone against local businesses for practically nothing and almost ruins them for practically nothing. That’s New York justice for you! Corrupt as always.


What’s more, the NY State of New York Department of Transportation is the authority for state-owned highways, even if they do run through Coeymans and Ravena, as does Rt 143 (Main St.). The Town and the Village have no authority to redirect traffic on state-owned roads without a long and likely unsuccessful battle in the courts, because everyone, including heavy trucks, have a right to use state highways! McHugh is talking through his anus! But some things never change.

Furthermore, where will McHugh “redirect” the heavy trucks from Main Street? There’s nowhere for Carver’s huge trucks to go!!! Unless, of course, Carver has a new Thruway plaza (entrance and exit) or an arterial in mind. Well, that won’t reduce traffic, that’s for sure. But it will be good for Carver and McHugh. We wonder if that’s not the reason the land deal with the County of Albany fell through on McHugh’s watch.

Luckily for the area, the deal fell through when McHugh dropped the ball and the bomb and offered a number of idiotic excuses why the deal didn’t go through. McHugh is a veteran pimp and experienced whore for Carver Laraway. Laraway wanted to create another Carver theme park right under our noses by building another “industrial park”  that would have increased heavy traffic and destroyed our environment. There was something very fishy about the deal, too, when you think that it was right in the middle of federally protected wetlands. Where was the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation [DEC]  when all of this was going on? Why weren’t they all over this deal while it was threatening “protected” wetlands?  Well, the DEC was right in Carver Laraway’s back pocket, right there with Cuomo-the-Homo. (Read the entire article in the Times Union piece by reporter Amada Fries, “Coeymans property sale for Albany scuttled.“)

Any expansion of services for youths and seniors would cost money. New businesses won’t come to Coeymans without promises of tax breaks. That leaves the question, unanswered by McHugh and his monkeys, of where the money for the expansion of these services will come? From the welfare cases lounging on the porches? Probably not. From the trailer trash and trailer park druggies? Definitely not. We can guess where the money’s going to come from but we’d like to hear from McHugh or one of his pet rats. Where’s the money going to come from, Georgie?

Of course, there’s money that might be available from the county, the state, the feds, but someone’s got to write the grant applications and that takes money, too.

So, we guess that we’ve shot down McHugh’s “Comeback Team” plan No. 2.

Our interpretation of the Comeback Team’s basic message.

3. Improve town government through consolidation and regionalization to benefit the residents and taxpayers of Coeymans, and update Comprehensive Plan to allow for new investment.

Everyone’s Reaction.

First of all, what does McHugh expect to consolidate? Services? Town departments? There’s nothing to consolidate. A big word that means nothing!!!

And “regionalization.” Another lawyer-word that means nothing to Coeymans.

But wait a minute. Regionalization can mean two things: the tendency to form decentralized regions, but that doesn’t make much sense in a small town like Coeymans. But maybe the second definitions of regionalization does: land classification or land RE-classification. Does McHugh propose to reclassify land in the Town of Coeymans? And if so, does that plan have something to do with his cozy relationship with his friend and bedfellow, Carver Laraway and his empire plans?

If that’s the case, how, we wonder, will that possibly benefit Coeymans taxpayers? Which taxpayers? The “new businesses” and investors who have been attracted by paying little or no taxes or can McHugh mean those rest of us holding the bag to support local services and the inflated RCS Central School District budget.

The Coeymans Comprehensive Plan is already being updated — you’d know that if you were paying attention, Mr McHugh and your “Comeback Team” — so why does it have to be re-updated? Perhaps to accommodate some of McHugh’s plans for “new businesses,” expansion of Carver Laraway’s empire, increase of McHugh’s own empire in the Town of Coeymans.

McHugh’s “Comeback Team” plan No. 3 is just as scary, unclear, and shady as Nos. 1 and 2, and it seems all three are aimed at doing the same thing: enriching the few and impoverishing the Coeymans taxpayer!

4. Oppose an unfair reassessment of property that will result in higher taxes.

Now that’s the one that really makes us want to upchuck, that is, to puke!

Properties have to be reassessed on a somewhat regular basis.  If that were not the case, we’d be paying taxes on property that was valued at 1950s values. That simply doesn’t make sense. You make more, your property increases in value, you want better roads, better schools, more services, you have to pay for those things. If you get something for your tax dollars, there’s nothing unfair about it.

BUT: Here’s the problem with McHugh’s plan: the only unfair reassessment of property might be the reassessment of Carver Laraway’s property, or any property that McHugh has his eye on for development. Now, any reassessment of Carver’s or McHugh’s property would be, in their opinions, unfair. But they’re not thinking of you.

Furthermore, McHugh isn’t telling us that for the most part, taxes are not controlled by local authorities but by state and federal authorities. McHugh, who wants to be supervisor, is talking bullshit again, still. The Town Supervisor may be chief financial officer for the town, that’s true, but he has to come up with the money to support the Town Budget, or cut services, etc. He doesn’t control one of the biggest gluttons in the area: the school budget!

Property assessment is governed and regulated by New York State laws and enforced by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Real Property Services, NOT by the Town Supervisor.

So, Mr. McHugh might want to explain how he is going to do anything at all about any assessment of property, especially given the fact that he has no control over the operations of the Office of the Town Assessor! Sure, he can “oppose” anything he wants to oppose but the supervisor has no power or authority to control or regulate assessments! That’s again a load of McHugh bullshit foisted upon would be supporters.

What will result in higher taxes is shifting the tax burden from Carver Laraway, George McHugh, Michael Biscone, and the other parasites in the Town of Coeymans, and from any “new businesses” or investors, shifting the tax burden from them to YOU!

Read what McHugh is feeding you and think about it for a minute and see through the lies and deceptions.

MuckHugh’s Team will crash and burn!

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IF MCHUGH, LANGDON, COLLINS, LEFEVRE GET THE INDEPENDENCE PARTY BACKING, LEAVE THE PARTY. REGISTER INSTEAD AS A NON-DECLARED PARTY VOTER, REGISTER AS A NOP = NO PARTY PREFERENCE.

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