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A New Baltimore Resident’s Letter to the Editor: Benway, Norris Obstructing the Board?

New Baltimore Boardmembers Benway and Norris Obstructing Efficient Town Business Policies, Town Clerk Brooks Opposes Set Office Hours and Misinforms the Board, the Public, and Wants More Money; New Baltimore Highway Superintendent Denis Jordan Can’t Keep Accurate Figures or Records!

A New Baltimore Resident’s Concern Expressed in a Letter to the Editor

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New Baltimore Residents need to read this letter and start taking more responsibility in participating in their town’s government! They’ve been screwed royally in the past and some in town hall—not to mention any names but specifically Lisa Benway and Christopher Norris, town clerk Janet Brooks, and highway superintendent Denis Jordan, and others (like Diane Lewis)—want to continue the misinformation, indifference, lies, and unlawful practices!

February 22, 2014

To my fellow taxpayers and residents in the Town of New Baltimore:

I would like to update you on recent activities in our Town Hall and encourage all members of our community to attend the Town Board Meetings.  The meetings are on the second and fourth Monday of each month and the next meeting is scheduled for March 10, 2014.

As you know, the newly elected Supervisor (Mr. Dellisanti) and board members (Ms. Van Ettan, Mr. Ruso) since January 2014 have been actively working to address many outstanding issues left by the previous administration such as purchasing practices, transparency, and issues affecting taxpayers.

I would like to address several issues that have been brought to the Board for action but have been delayed by the boardmembers, Ms Benway and Mr Norris, carry – overs – in – office from the previous administration. Members of the community can only assume, based on Ms Benway’s and Mr Norris’ conduct, that their allegiance is not to the taxpayers and our community. Therefore your participation is needed.

The previous administration may have had policies on the books (procurement/F.O.I.L.) but Ms. O’Rourke, Ms. Benway, Mr. Norris, Ms. Brooks, Mr. Jordan all  chose not follow that law – based policy,  which is in part required by New York state law. The newly elected officials, supervisor Dellisanti, boardmembers Ruso and vanEtten, propose policy to carry out state and federal mandates that all elected/appointed local government officials must comply with.

Procurement Policy

In January Mr. Dellisanti presented to the Board a Resolution to implement a revised Procurement Policy that includes a purchase requisition process, which when implemented should prevent future misuse of funds by the officials and employees of the Town of New Baltimore.  Mr Delisanti, Ms Van Ettan, and Mr Ruso voted in favor of this resolution.  Mr Norris and Ms Benway voted AGAINST the resolution to adopt that Procurement Policy.  Under the O’Rorke regime, these two board members with the collaboration of the O’Rorke Majority (O’Rorke, Benway, Norris)  of the previous administration spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer money illegally, this is a fact based on the New York State Comptroller’s Audit Report. One would think they would jump at the opportunity to protect the taxpayers’ dollars as well as protect themselves from allegations of unlawful or even criminal activity. 

At the February 10, 2014, meeting town attorney Tal Rappleyea provided a synopsis of the Policy and  further clarification.  The Revised Procurement Policy requires the use of purchase orders/requisitions that would include details such as bids and prices of proposed products and services, in order to justify that purchase. Ms Benway and Mr Norris consistently to question the need for such practices.  In fact at the February 10th meeting, Mrs. Benway again expressed her concern for their use! [Editor’s Note: The use of purchase orders / requisitions and justification of need, plus documentation of competitive bidding is just plain good business practice, ensuring that the interests of the public are safeguarded, and public monies are spent responsibly! It’s part of transparency and accountability, something apparently alien to Benway and Norris!]

At that same February 10th town board meeting Mr Dellisanti proposed a resolution- to Adopt Minor Corrections to the Procurement Policy to correct the typographical errors in the previously approved Procurement Policy Resolution; both Mr Norris and Ms Benway voted against the corrections!  [Editor’s Note: It sounds to us that Norris and Benway are just being difficult, wasting the board’s time, and ignoring the real needs of the town. They’re abusing their public office!]

Resolution to Adopt FOIL Policy

Based on the many complaints from the community, the previous Administration, former supervisor O’Rourke, and town clerk Janet Brooks had a very distorted and perverse view of compliance with NYS Freedom of Information Law.  At the February 10, 2014 town board meeting, Ms Diane Lewis, chair of the New Baltimore Democratic Committee and wife/confidential secretary to former town supervisor David Lewis,  voiced  from the audience that a F.O.I.L. policy already existed. [Editor’s Note: To be honest, Lewis has no standing to comment on what policies exist, don’t exist or exist and must be amended; Diane Lewis, despite her arrogance, is not on the board and is just one of us now. So cool your jets, Diane!]  Based on the many complaints from the public, town clerk – Mrs. Janet Brooks, seems to be unaware of this existing policy, or does not understand it, or just doesn’t follow it!

 The FOIL policy during the previous administration was ignored as was the procurement policy.

Based on information from the February 10th meeting, the purpose of the revised FOIL policy is to provide a more comprehensive and detailed description of the Town’s responsibility to provide information in a timely and comprehensive manner when demands for disclosure under the provisions of the New York State Freedom of Information Act are received by the town clerk.  Among other things, the policy also re-identifies that it is the Town Clerk’s responsibility to respond to these requests based on timeframes established by the law, to keep a record of each request, and report to the Board on F.O.I.L. requests received.

At the February 10, 2014 meeting Mr. Norris and Mrs. Benway questioned the purpose of the Resolution and were very concerned as to whether or not Mrs. Brooks, the Town Clerk was involved in the preparation of the Resolution.  [Editor’s Note: There is no requirement or necessity for the Town Clerk to be involved in such a resolution. The resolution is a governing activity and is under the sole authority of the town board. The town clerk’s obligation and duty is to comply with the town board’s legislation and the law of New York! Besides, the board would have to catch her when she’s in, and that could be a problem, given her hours.] We the community must remind Ms Benway and Mr Norris that under Town Law the BOARD has the authority to prepare and adopt policy. We further remind Ms Benway and Mr Norris, and if necessary, Ms Brooks, that the CLERK has the obligation to comply with resolutions duly passed by the board. If the clerk has a question it should be presented like anyone else during public session and in the time allowed.  It should also be noted that  Mrs. Brooks’ known previous performance clearly demonstrates that not only did she not follow the simplistic policy of the O’Rorke Administration, she never took the initiative to ensure the taxpayers obtained requested information based on New York state law.  Under the NYS Town Law and as an elected official, Ms Brooks has the duty and responsibility to understand her duties and role as town clerk, to be responsive to the public no matter what directive she may have received from others, particularly if such directive was contrary to policy or law!

 It should be noted that Ms Brooks, at the December 2013 Board Meeting, expressed on the record how she could not keep up with the high volume of FOIL requests and recommended that the public be charged more money for their requests.  [Editor’s Note: Why more money, Ms Brooks? Should we dock you for the hours you don’t show up for work and apply that to offset the cost of fulfilling F.O.I.L. requests?] Ms O’Rorke, Mr Norris and David Wukitsch (then town attorney, since fired) supported her dilemma.  Individuals attending that meeting asked how many F.O.I.L. request Mrs. Brooks had received – she DID NOT KNOW!  Mrs. Brooks advised “that it was difficult to know” and  O’Rorke, Norris, Benway, Wukitsch supported her confusion and ignored residents’ questions!  This discussion was approximately 30 + minutes and Ms. Brooks had no factual information to support her claim nor did the O’Rorke board request it. Surprising?

At the meeting of February 10, 2014, Mr Norris advised that he had not had time to read the four – page F.O.I.L. policy so he requested vote be postponed.   No time to read 4 pages, Mr Norris? Incredible! Mr Dellisanti tabled (put it on the agenda for vote at a later date) the vote on the F.O.I.L. Resolution until the February 24, 2014 Town Board Meeting  to provide Mr. Norris ample time to read four pages.  [Editor’s Note: We do admit that Mr Norris has in the past allegedly suffered some psychiatric or psychological problems but let’s hope Mr Norris managed to get through that incredible volume of reading before the vote! Just what we needed: another Denis Jordan!]

Please note:  board member Van Etten identified that in 2013 ONLY NINE FOILS WERE SUBMITTED TO THE TOWN. [Editor’s Note: Geez, Ms Brooks, that’s mindboggling! How do you ever manage such a volume? Maybe you need another deputy clerk? Maybe more money? Nine F.O.I.L. requests in 2013 and you couldn’t manage. Poor kitten!]

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH HOURS OF THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE was presented to the Board by Supervisor Dellisanti on February 10, 2014

Although the newly hired town legal advisor confirmed the legality of the Resolution, boardmembers Benway, Norris, and town clerk Brooks disagreed that the town Board could require the office of the town clerk to be opened five days a week. The residents of this community have asked that the town clerk’s office be open for business five days a week.  Benway, Norris, Brooks then advised that they had documentation that the town’s lawyer was incorrect.  [Editor’s Note: Now Benway, Norris and Brooks are experts in the law? Our recent inquiries with the New York State Comptroller’s Office, the state agency that oversees town official operations, citing NYS Town Law, seem to disagree with their New Baltimore experts Benway, Norris and Brooks. What doe the New Baltimore Three Stooges know that the Comptroller’s examiners and lawyers don’t know?] They did not share this information with the lawyer or the supervisor prior to the meeting  even though both were available. [Editor’s Note: Imagine that! They didn’t share the information! If they had shared it they would have been told to take a hike and take their foolishness with them!]  Ms Brooks then advised that she would need MORE MONEY IN HER BUDGET TO DO THIS!  Mrs. Brooks is the second highest paid elected official in the Town of New Baltimore. (Dennis Jordan is the highest paid town official making more than $52,000 and can’t even keep accurate figures or do a purchase order!)  She is paid a salary of approximately $29,000+ a year, add on approximately $l0,000 in benefits and that comes to a cool $40,000 in taxpayer dollars.   Mrs. Brooks has the authority to appoint one first deputy clerk and two deputies (currently Marjorie Loux and Diane Jordan) but the town board has the authority to approve any compensation of deputy clerks.  [Editor’s Note: See this blog’s report on the NYS Town Law on this subject. Ms Brooks and her cronies have it all screwed up. They’re very confused.]. So why can’t the office be open to the public five days a week?   It should also be noted that Ms. Brooks was present in the clerk’s office at New Baltimore Town Hall only eight days in January 2014! [Editor’s Note: Does anyone smell the stench of corruption and misuse of public office here? We do!]

RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT TO PURCHASE DIESEL FUEL AND #2 HEATING OIL FOR HIGHWAY USE    BY STATE CONTRACT FOR 2014

The newly elected board members, Dellisanti, VanEttan, Ruso discussed best practices with the Office of the State Comptroller, who recommended that passage of resolution in this matter was the best way to protect the financial interests of the community and the town.   Mr Jordan, Town of New Baltimore Highway Superintendent, an elected public servant, provided his version of the usage numbers to be used in the Resolution.  At the February 10, 2014 board meeting when Resolution was read and about to be voted on, Mr. Jordan DISAGREED WITH HIS OWN NUMBERS and did not want the board to vote on the resolution!!!!  

Although the board should have proceeded, Mr. Dellisanti acknowledged Mr. Jordan’s confusion/concern about the numbers he previously provided, and tabled the resolution for the  February 24, 2014, board meeting, thus providing Mr. Jordan more time to figure out how much fuel he used last year during the O’Rorke regime. [Editor’s Note: Now, dear readers, isn’t this all the evidence we need to show why it’s so important that purchase orders / requisitions, justifications for purchases, competitive bidding, and clear recordkeeping be made policy in Town Hall, just as Dellisanti, Ruso, and vanEtten are proposing?]

I have provided this information as a brief synopsis of the situation and as a report on the facts; this in no way should be interpreted to be a personal attack against any individual; it also does not reflect my personal opinion of our town’s public officials or employees.  This information is provided for the sole purpose of identifying current and past actions or lack of action by elected officials, that was not and continues not to be in the best interest of this community, and in some cases is outright untruthful or even illegal.

It is time for all of our elected officials to work as a team, and those who refuse should go!  It is their duty to negotiate, propose, resolve, implement, and adhere to policy legislated by the New Baltimore Town Board, while providing oversight and management, transparency and accountability that is fiscally sound and complies with the law.

Equally important is that each community member, young and old, regardless of political persuasion, play an integral part in this process of representative democratic governing.  It is the community who must ensure that officials hear and correctly understand our needs and expectations, and are reminded that good government is for and by the people; this can be achieved only by continued open and honest inputs from the community and  conscientious teamwork by our elected officials.

I hope that this letter has been informative and that at future New Baltimore town board meetings there is standing room only. You need to participate in all of our town board meetings.

Your neighbor,

AMV
A Resident of Town of New Baltimore

Seriously, people, Benway, Norris, Brooks, Jordan really need to be put in their places (that may be a state or federal corrections facility), because they are really taking this town of New Baltimore for a joy ride to hell! Leave a comment and let us know what you think or, better yet, get off your asses and attend New Baltimore town board meetings and find out for yourself what’s going on.

The Editor

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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Making Shite Shine: “32 Years on the Force”


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Why try to make a turd shine? This won't work on Jerry, no matter how hard the Ravena News Herald tries!

Why try to make a turd shine?
This won’t work on Jerry, no matter how hard the Ravena News Herald tries!

The Ravena News Herald Does it Again!
Bryan Rowzee, local kiss-ass scriptwriter for the Ravena News Herald, manages to make shite shine in his recent front-page article “Retiring veteran officer DeLuca looks back on 32 years on the force.”

We are still having humongous problems with Dirty-Hands Jerry’s claim to have been on the Coeymans police force for 32 years. Our concerns—NO! Our suspicions—are based on Deluca’s published résumé on LinkedIn (which appears to have been recently updated), and simple math. We’re also wondering about Deluca’s ability to be in so many places at the same time and doing so many things in a limited period of time, while still being an active member of a law enforcement entity.

And sock-puppet Bryan Rowzee doesn’t account for the gap in Deluca’s law-enforcement career that was allegedly at least 2-4 years, when—you all remember this—then police chief Scott Giroux cleaned up the Coeymans police department by firing Deluca and several others. Deluca was later re-hired—and we question the legality of that rehire in terms of civil service law—by his buddy Gregory Darlington, when the mistake was made by then Coeymans town supervisor Ron Houghtaling to put Darlington in the police chief’s office.

And why doesn’t Bryan Rowzee of the Ravena News Herald pick up on Deluca’s many claims of employment with so many other employers? Would that perk up the community’s ears and raise some eyebrows regarding the legitimacy of Deluca’s claim to be “looking back 32 years on the force”?  

Here’s what Deluca puts on his online résumé (or have a look for yourself. Just click here: Deluca’s LinkedIn Résumé):

In the “Summary” Deluca writes:

“I have 30 years experience working with and for the NYS Legislature and Government.
I have also been a police officer for the Town of Coeymans since 1982
Specialties:Legislative and Transportation Issues”

Wow! Jerry! How did Rowzee miss the 30 years “working with and for the NYS Legislature and Government” part that apparently ran concurrently with the claimed 32 years on the Coeymans police force? And how did Rowzee miss Deluca’s claim to be a specialist in “Legislative and Transportation Issues”? How did we in the community miss these “brilliant” credentials in a man making barely $31,000 as an investigator on the Coeymans police force (source: SeeThroughNY, 2013 Salaries)!

That’s not all. Deluca then goes on to write about his “Experience,” and this is where it gets really interesting—OOPS! Did we write “interesting,” we meant suspicious:

Proprietor
DeLuca Public Affairs
October 2005 – Present (8 years 5 months)
DeLuca Public Affairs is a firm specializing in Government Relations and Association Management

Director
Main Street Small Business Coalition
September 2005 – Present (8 years 6 months)

Investigator
Town of Coeymans Police Department
February 1982 – Present (32 years 1 month) (This is how we know Deluca updated this résumé)

Director
MSSBC
January 2009 – December 2012 (4 years)
As Executive Director of the ARANY, I served as one o the Directors of the Main Street Small Business
Coalition.

Executive Director
ARANY
September 2005 – December 2012 (7 years 4 months)
ARANY is a statewide trade association representing the Auto Dismantling Industry in New York State.
The ARANY contracted with DeLuca Public Affairs for me to serve as their Executive Director and
Lobbyist. During that time I oversaw all operations of the association, including working with the board,
managing a statewide trade show, financial management and serving on and Chairing committees for
the national association

Legislative Associate
New York State Assembly
1980 – 1993 (13 years)
[Editor’s Note: In response to our inquiries, the NYS Assembly has no knowledge of Deluca or his claim to be a legislative associate. Of course, if Mr Deluca can provide hard proof of such activity, we’ll be happy to correct the information, and share it with the NYS Assembly.]

We’re just wondering if Mr Deluca’s connections with ARANY, the special-interest, lobbying organization, Automotive Recyclers Association of New York, might not have some connection with the scrap business plans in Coeymans? How does Deluca’s law enforcement activity tie in with this lobbying, special interest group? Did Deluca’s position as executive director of ARANY have any impact on Deluca’s performance as a law enforcement officer? Like did he show preferences or favoritism in criminal investigations? Or bias or prejudice? What are his connections with land use and zoning in the town of Coeymans? Is there public corruption here?

The Hippo

The Hippo

Now, all joking aside: If you were an employer looking at this slug’s résumé, wouldn’t you have just a few questions about all of these “employments”? Wouldn’t you have a very well-founded suspicion of some sort of fraud or at least misrepresentation going on here? Well, we do. Especially when Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca is resigning/retiring and will be expecting to cash in on 32 years on the Coeymans police force! That means a check every month coming from the public’s cashbox!

Jerry Deluca Mugshot

Jerry Deluca Mugshot
A face you can really trust

We say: Before Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca gets a single penny or cashes a single check, the New York State Civil Service Department has to clarify some small details like: How did Mr Deluca manage to hold down so many positions while on the Coeymans police force? How many of those positions and activities claimed by Mr Deluca constituted illegal or unethical conflicts of interest with his law enforcement activities? How did those activities play into Deluca’s performance as a police officer and crime investigator? In short, how can Mr Deluca reconcile his claims regarding “experience” and the many positions he has held up to the “present” or up to “2012” as claimed in his résumé?

We’d like to know what Deluca’s connections are in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the DEC, Laverne “Larry” Conrad, and Deluca’s other extracurricular connections have to do with local land-grabbing, zoning changes, misuse of public office and insider activities resulting in personal enrichment.

We’d like to know why Bryan Rowzee has skimmed over all of this and, in addition, fails to mention the obstruction of justice involving Deluca and his wife Cathy Deluca and the complaints against her that were filed with the Coeymans police department and got swept under the table there. What about the Notices of Claims against Mr and Mrs Deluca?

Why haven’t we heard about Mr Deluca’s harassment of a local woman at a RCS CSD school board meeting—a crime perpetrated together with Guess who? Mr Matthew Miller, teacher NYSUT representative at the RCS CSD—We might want to ask Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington and Mr Bryan Rowzee where that investigation went. It’s not only a civil investigation but a criminal investigation that, once reported, must be investigated. How about that Mr Darlington, Mr Rowzee?

And we won’t even mention the fine moral and ethical example set by Mr Gerald Deluca, a so-called “father figure” (at least according to the pervert Town of Coeymans board member Ken Burns), when he violated Church (Deluca is a parishioner at Ravena’s RC Church of St Patrick and also a “reader” there) and  New York State Law on adultery, while allegedly serving on the Coeymans police force, with the current Mrs Deluca. How about that, Jerry, Greg, Bryan? Here’s the law, if you need a reminder:

Section 255.17 of the state penal law states, “A person is guilty of adultery when he engages in sexual intercourse with another person at a time when he has a living spouse, or the other person has a living spouse. Adultery is a class B misdemeanor.” A class B misdemeanor is punishable by up to 90 days in jail or a $500 fine.

Hippo Reheasing Water Aerobics Act Courtesy of the Ravena Health and Fatness Center and Cathy Deluca

Hippo Rehearsing
Water Aerobics Act

Courtesy of the Ravena Heaps & Fatness Center (RHFC) and Cathy Deluca.
Preparing for his SeaWorld Auditions

In fact, we think that the Town of Coeymans has a lot of explaining to do about those very questions we raise above, and many more regarding Deluca’s claims and the operations of the Coeymans police department under Mr Gregory Darlington & friends. The New York State Office of the Comptroller, the New York State Department of Civil Service, and the New York State Attorney General’s Office need to have a very close look at Mr Deluca’s claims and the operation of the Coeymans police department. This might just be the tip of a very, very large, dangerous, criminal, corrupt and expensive iceberg!

Manatee Water Aerobics A popular program at the Ravena Health and Fatness Center

Manatee Water Aerobics
A popular program at the
Ravena Heaps & Fatness Center (RHFC)

In the end, though, we would like to sincerely wish Mr Deluca a very happy retirement elsewhere, like in Florida, where Dirty-Hands Jerry and Bottle-Blitz-Blond Cathy Deluca—if she can tear herself away from her health and fitness empire—could continue in the public’s eye in Orlando, Florida, at SeaWorld, where Dirty-Hands Jerry and Cathy could put on a hippo and manatee show; Jerry could be the hippo and Cathy could play the manatee. Now there’s a plan!

Secrets that you won’t get in the Ravena News Herald of the Johnson Newspaper Group or the Albany Times Union of the Hearst Corporation…

This blog has been doing a lot of work uncovering the secrets that you won’t get in the Ravena News Herald of the Johnson Newspaper Group or the Albany Times Union of the Hearst Corporation, or in any of the “owned” sock-puppet media controlled in Albany and Greene Counties. The voting public, the local taxpayers, our elected officials have to take a stand against corruption in government. That’s why YOU need to demand accountability and transparency! YOU need to demand investigation of situations like this one by the state and local agencies responsible for keeping government honest and prosecuting public corruption! YOU need to call the Town of Coeymans supervisor and Town of Coeymans board members, the Ravena News Herald, the Albany Times Union and the New York State offices and federal agencies responsible for investigating public corruption. If Deluca’s clean, only an investigation will prove that to the public’s satisfaction. But the process must be honest, complete and public!

Investigate Deluca! And the Coeymans PD! The Editor

Investigate Deluca!
And the Coeymans PD!
The Editor

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

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Top Secret: Two Coeyman Cops, Idiots, Really, Suspended

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Two Coeymans Police Officers Send Sheriff’s Deputy on A Wild-Goose Chase, Get Suspended

Coeymans Police Department/Albany County Sheriff Keep Public in Dark

Somebody in Town Hall: Turn on the Lights!!!

Somebody in Town Hall:
Turn on the Lights!!!

Seems security isn’t a big thing with former Coeymans Police Department Lieutenant Kerry Thompson, now Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple’s “assistant chief deputy,” after he had been recalled apparently following the incident where Coeymans police officers Danielle Crosier and Peter McKenna got into some mischief on Thompson’s Sheriff’s Department laptop, which Thompson stupidly neglected to secure.

Apparently, the Coeymans police department has so little to do when they’re not executing illegal search warrants issued by short-order-cook town justices or worse, and the cops have so little supervision when they have nothing to do while collecting your taxpayer dollars, that they have to perpetrate criminal activity themselves. So, the allegations go, ex-Coeymans ” deputy chief” and current chief of Coeymans police, Gregory Darlington’s brother-in-law, Kerry Thompson leaves his laptop unsecured and Danielle Crosier and Peter McKenna get the bright idea to play a little joke on the Albany County Sheriff’s Department. They log on Thompson’s laptop that is equipped with C.A.D. or Computer Aided Dispatch, a system you’ll find in most police cruisers these days (see below for more information), and from Thompson’s computer, dispatched an Albany County Deputy on a wild-goose chase. That’s not only ultra-childish, stupid, it’s also a crime even if two idiotic Coeymans cops do it!

Coeymans Cops Send Sheriff's Deputy on a Wild-Goose Chase

Coeymans Cops Send Sheriff’s Deputy on a Wild-Goose Chase

Coeymans Police Officers Danielle Crosier and Peter McKenna Dispatched a Sheriff’s Deputy on a Wild-Goose Chase: Big Joke!

Darlington

Darlington

So, why didn’t we hear about this before? Well, we all know that Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington gets away with murder and so do his faves in the department. Why do you think DoDo Darlington put Kerry Thompson, his brother-in-law, on the payroll as his “administrative assistant” for more than $31.00/hr while Thompson was already full-time in the Albany County Sheriff’s Department. Why did Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple allow this, anyway? We also know that Darlington’s wife works in the Albany County D.A.’s office. We also know that the Darlington-Boehm-Rogers-Dolan plan by funning (or running) Michelle Maddage to be Coeymans town clerk was to get Darlington’s wife a part-time job in the Clerk’s office. But voters put a stop to that plan. We also know that Darlington’s plan is to leave the Coeymans police department and join up with his wife in Albany County District Attorney David Soares’ office. Don’t you see the corruption piling up here?

Darlington has been bad news for Coeymans since the sick decision was made to put him in the chief’s office. Once there, he managed to f-up all of former professional chief Scott Giroux’s clean-up and sanitation work in the Coeymans p.d. One of the first stupid moves Darlington did was to re-hire two duds Giroux had fired: Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca and Todd Polverelli. (The facts also indicate that Deluca and Polverelli were hired illegally, not in compliance with civil service law. Same applies to Danielle Crosier. How and why was she selected to be the RCS CSD police presence in the high-school? We’d like a statement on that information.) It went downhill from there.

Backward and Downhill

Backward and Downhill

Back to the playful duo Crosier and McKenna. Well, when the perps were found out, Thompson suspended both Crosier and McKenna. But get this: Crosier got only a week’s suspension, while McKenna got a month! Why the discrepancy? You might well ask. Seems the rumor is that Thompson and Crosier had a little thing. So that must have played into Mr Thompson’s real professional and objective evaluation of the seriousness of the crime. But why no criminal charges? Just suspension? With pay? Are the Coeymans police above the law?

Or have we so quickly forgotten just a couple of special treatment cases, like:

  • woman pointing fingerKerry Thompson’s son’s theft and vandalism of campaign signs. Disappeared!
  • How about Kerry Thompson’s other delinquent son (is he the dispatcher at the Coeymans p.d.?) who took down mailboxes while speeding; never charged. Disappeared!
  • Kerry Thompson’s refusal to take a harassment complaint by a local woman (but taking the complaint of the same harasser against a local official and prosecuting it!)
  • Dawn Roger’s daughter’s multiple DUI’s.  Disappeared!
  • Tom Dolan’s son’s drug-related incidents. Disappeared!
  • Harassment charges against Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca and Matt Miller. Disappeared!
  • Obstruction of justice charges against DoDo cop Gregory Darlington. Disappeared!
  • Investigations against Cathy Deluca for falsely filing a report. Disappeared!
  • Failure to investigate/obstruction of  justice by Dirty Hands Jerry Deluca  felony charges (Scott Lendin). Disappearied!
  • And many others, still DISAPPEARING
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple Gets an Egg Facial Courtesy of Darlington, Thompson, Crosier & McKenna

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple Gets an Egg Facial Courtesy of Darlington, Thompson, Crosier & McKenna

You might also ask where Thompson’s bosses, Apple and Darlington, were when all of this was going on? Well, Darlington probably had his head up his arse as usual, monitoring what’s going on in the town clerk’s office upstairs—or, more likely, he was collecting his paycheck while playing Mr Mom at home. Craig Apple, Albany County Sheriff, was probably trying like hell to figure out how to get Thompson out of the Coeymans police department without coming off with egg all over his face.

So, Thompson’s embarrassed as hell by Crosier and McKenna. Two Coeymans police make asses of themselves, commit a serious crime, and get suspended (McKenna, it seems, just can’t seem to stay out of police trouble. He got fired from the Albany Police only to be hired by that jackass Darlington!). Darlington’s on another planet, as usual. Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca’s off to the side with psycho-cop Ryan Johnson sniggering. This is the Return of the Living Brain-Dead to Coeymans!

OK, Craig & Bill, Come Clean: Are these facts true?

OK, Craig & Bill, Come Clean:
Are these facts true?
Do you think if we citizens or the media call them we’d get the truth?

So what does Craig Apple, Albany County Sheriff, do? Well, he doesn’t waste any time in setting up a plan to get Thompson out of Coeymans real quick. He “promotes” Thompson to a desk job as “assistant chief deputy” in an elaborate dog-and-pony-act at taxpayer expense, so that it looks like he needs Thompson back in the Sheriff’s department to fill this “important” desk job. We reported on this silly smoke-and-mirrors act in our article (click on this link to read it), Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple: Has the Apple Gone Rotten? The whole thing was so obvious only the mind of a law enforcement person would be dull enough to think the public would swallow that rancid oyster.

After that, Kerry Thompson resigns from his position with brother-in-law Darlington and moves back home to the Albany County Sheriff’s Department so that Apple can keep closer tabs on him and keep him out of trouble. It’s absolutely scandalous, incredible that all of this is being paid for by taxpayer dollars!

Why are we kept in the dark?!?

Why are we kept in the dark?!?

This was all discussed, apparently, in a closed-door executive session by the Coeymans town board and kept real hush-hush because it was just before the elections and just before the big Böhm-Darlington-Thompson special press conference on Coeymans’ phony drug busts and the fabricated drug problem. That failed, too, and Boehm and Rogers lost their town board seats. Puts Darlington and the Coeymans police department in a real scary place right now, because Tom Boehm, Tom Dolan  and Dawn Rogers were the only thing separating Darlington and his criminals in uniform from the door and the street! Come January there should be some major changes happening. But the public was unfairly kept in the dark while Darlington, Boehm, Dolan and Rogers were promoting psycho-cop to sergeant, and giving that lunatic a pay raise. Criminals at play, it seems.

Our questions: Why are Crosier and McKenna still in uniform? Why are they still on the payroll of the Coeymans police department? If these facts are true and they did illegally access Thompson’s laptop and did actually send a Sheriff’s deputy on a wild-goose chase, why weren’t criminal charges pressed and a public investigation launched? What right does the Coeymans town board and the Coeymans police department have to keep the public, the taxpaying public in the dark? Why does the generally law-abiding, hard-working, honest resident and taxpayer have to pay for these dregs and then be subject to their abuse, too? Where was the media when all of this was happening? Where is the media NOW?

What right does the Coeymans town board and the Coeymans police department have to keep the public, the taxpaying public in the dark?


What is C.A.D.?

police computer

Computer-aided dispatch, or CAD, is a system used by police and other emergency response dispatchers to log, track and assign calls for service. Once performed with a notebook or laptop  computer, a punch-card and a file cabinet, CAD systems allow duty officers and law enforcement officers to check on for service, respond to calls, input call data and access call history almost instantly. This allows officers to get much-needed information faster and reduces radio traffic. It also allows police supervisors to better monitor their subordinates and manage the work load of the shift.

The CAD is also the system that stores reports, notes and basic information after a call for service is completed.

The Mobile Digital Computer or MDC / Mobile Digital Terminal is the computer program that allows dispatchers and law enforcement officers to communicate between each other in “real-time”.

Basically, dispatch receives a 911/non emergency call requiring Police response. The dispatcher generates a “CAD card/event/case number” and types the information related to the call into their computer. Dispatch “sends” the “call” to the responding Officers “MDC”. The Officer reads the “call card” hits a “key” to show “en route” and then “on scene.” After handling the “call”, the Officer enters whatever pertinent information (could be a two sentence disposition or a full report) and sends the completed “CAD” entry to the main “database”.

Thats the only way we know to explain it, however the system allows MUCH more than just receiving calls, etc, it is also used to “run” registrations,licenses, warrants checks and numerous other LE related “applications”.

The actual “acronym” for different agencies will differ also. We have only heard of the systems being called “CAD”, “MDC (Mobile Digital Computer)” and “MDT (Mobile Data Terminal)”, but we imagine they all work very similarly.

It’s obvious that these systems can be abused by the simple-minded and by criminally minded law enforcement personnel who have other agendas and are willing to break the law and the rules of confidentiality to obtain privileged information. (Right Jerry Deluca?).


Of course, we’d like very much to hear back from anyone in the Coeymans Police Department or the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, or the Coeymans town board with a statement or an explanation for the facts reported here. We would really like to know if any of the facts need to be corrected to represent the truth. Unless someone from the Coeymans P.D., the Albany County Sheriff’s Department or the Town of Coeymans comes forward with a denial or a correction or even an explanation, we’ll have to presume these allegations all to be true.

Keep this close by and handy, should you come in contact with Coeymans law enforcement The Editor

Keep this close by and handy, should you come in contact with Coeymans law enforcement
The Editor


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What’s the Village of Ravena Trying to Hide? Disclosure of Legal Fees.

As Many of Our Readers Know, Getting Disclosure from the Village of Ravena is As Easy As Finding  a Chicken’s Teeth! 

We Found'Em! Ravena Can Run But They Can't Hide!

We Found’Em!
Ravena Can Run But They Can’t Hide!

Let’s see: Ravena Village Clerk. Isn’t the office of the village clerk an elected office? Let’s ask Kristine Biernacki or Annette Demitraszek, they should know, right? Actually, anywhere else, the village clerk would probably be elected. But not in Ravena! Village law allows the mayor to appoint and the village board to approve the mayor’s appointment to the office of village of Ravena Clerk. Smell INCEST here?

Ravena Village Trustee Nancy Biscone-Warner. Isn’t the office of village trustee an elected office? Well, is it Nancy Biscone-Warner? And what about the office of the mayor of the village of Ravena, that’s an elected office, isn’t it? Well, isn’t it John Bruno? Well, aren’t public servants, elected officials supposed to serve the community? Aren’t they supposed to serve the best interests of the community who put them in office? Well, can anyone tell us why Demitraszek, Biscone-Warner, Bruno are doing their best to stonewall? What are they trying to hide? Wouldn’t you think they could come up with the documents and the figures for the village of Ravena’s legal expenses? It’s public information after all!

Committee for Open Government (NY Department of State!) and Robert J. Freeman.  Nancy Biscone-Warner is really working hard to keep it all under wraps, even upstaging the village clerk Demitraszek and passing on misinformation to a club member at the Committee for Open Government (now that’s a joke!), attorney Robert J. Freeman, who plays their cute little game with them. The incest club hard at work. Well Robert J. Freeman is a political appointee and has been occupying the executive director’s office of the Committee for Open Government for more than 36 years! Isn’t there something wrong with that? It sounds like somebody’s getting rewarded for some hefty favors, doesn’t it? Sorta like our own little nest of thieves rewarding Cathy Deluca with the Ravena Health and Fitness Center and the position of director. Right Nancy Biscone-Warner? Must be Nancy’s “Biscone” showing through. Right, Nancy? Stinks of raw sewerage from Albany all the way down to Ravena village hall. And you’re paying for it all…through the nose!

We Could Start With Ravena Village Offices

We Could Start With Ravena Village Offices

What’s theVillage of Ravena Trying to Hide?
The Request to Disclose Legal Fees Paid to Attorneys Between 2000 and 2013.

We have acquired documents served on the village of Ravena under the provisions of the New York State Freedom of Information Law (F.O.I.L.) that demand that the village of Ravena produce documents showing the amount and the recipient of legal fees and payments. In short the demand for disclosure and production of docments read:

“For the period of on or about January 1, 1990 to on or about January 1, 2013 all invoices, statements, requests for payment, expense reports, demands for payment, or vouchers, or such documents that otherwise authorize or show payment in an amount certain for legal services provided by the law firm or partners or associates of the law firm of Michael J. Biscone or the law firm of Biscone and Neri, or Louis Neri, Esq., or Michael J. Biscone, Esq., including but not by limitation any compensation for activity as a public official for or on behalf of the village of Ravena.”

Other parts of the F.O.I.L include similar requests for payments made to Joseph C. Rotello or any law firm of Joseph C. Rotello, or Joseph C. Rotello, Esq.; the law firm of John T. Biscone or any law firm of John T. Biscone, or John T. Biscone, Esq.; the law firm of Gregory Teresi or any law firm of Gregory Teresi, or Gregory Teresi, Esq., and further requests

“Please note that if the particulars (the attorney invoice number, the matter number, or the substance of the matter) of the service for which payment is requested is not stated in the voucher, this request also demands production of any document specifically identifying the specifics of the service (such as the attorney invoice) for which payment is being authorized but not the documents memorializing the matter itself.”

Having served the F.O.I.L demands, the requestor adds:

“Please find attached my demand for disclosure under the provisions of the NYS FOIL.
“Please contact me promptly if you have any questions relating to this demand.”
The first village of Ravena response received by the citizen making the request reads:

“Please be advised that your request for legal services payments does not reasonably describe records in our possession because our vouchers are fiiled in chronological order not by subject.” (Kristine Biernacki, Village Clerk)

Isn’t that interesting? The request for “legal services payments does not reasonably describe records” in the village of Ravena’s possession.”  And why? Because the village of Ravena’s filing system is in “chronological order not by subject.”  Now, we’re not talking the Borough of Manhattan, we’re talking about receipts and vouchers for legal services paid by the village of Ravena. But you see where this is going, don’t you?

The requestor replies:

“The FOIL is not required anticipate, to comply with or to allow for record-keeping idiosyncrasies of the custodian of the demanded records; the fact that you state that records particularized and specified in the FOIL might represent a “request for legal services payments [that] does not reasonably describe records in our possession” is clearly insufficient grounds for refusing to produce the documents demanded in the FOIL. The fact that the village of Ravena maintains its payment vouchers chronologically does not reasonably represent an absolute impediment or imppossibility of production whatsoever. It simply means that your search will necessarily have to be made chronologically in the absence of a more crossreferenced or alternative system of records keeping. That has no bearing whatsoever on the demands of the FOIL in question. [emphasis provided]
Not having heard a peep from the village of Ravena, the requestor writes:
“Can you please provide an update on the progress of your fulfillment of the production demand of the amended legal fees FOIL.”
Biernacki does the Dancing Turkey

Biernacki does the Dancing Turkey

Ravena village clerk Kristine Biernacki replies on March 19, 2013:
“I am extremely busy right now collecting for Village water/sewer bills and I am working alone now with a part time person,  so it will be some time before I am able to fulfill your request.”

Reading between the lines: I’m too busy right now collecting money for mayor Bruno to waste my time complying with state of New York laws.

The Requestor writes back:

“Thank you, Kris, for the heads-up. I appreciate it. 
“Please do keep me updated.”
Sounds friendly enough, right. First the village tries to get out of producing the records because they claim the request doesn’t reasonbly describe the records being requested. Now, they are saying that they can’t get to it because they’re collecting water and sewer bills. All along, the requestor is obviously patient and courteous.
 
So, along comes April 1, 2013, and the deadline for the village’s response is just days away, and the requestor contacts the village:
“I am following up on the production in response to my foil below. 
“Can you please provide a date certain when you expect to have the Village’s response ready?”
Are you getting the feeling somebody’s getting the run-around? I do!
So April 10, 2013, rolls around and the requestor has to write again:
“I need to know when I can expect the information demanded in the legal fees FOIL.
” I am willing to wait until Friday, April 12, 2013, 12:00 noon for the full response; after that, I’m afraid I shall have to presume that the village of Ravena is refusing to comply with a lawful demand, and I shall submit a complaint to the Office of the State Attorney General together with a request for investigation. 
“My last two emails have gone unanswered and I presume that to be the village’s attempt to avoid responding.”
So, on April 11, 2013, over a month after the request was made, and after several excuses already, Kris Biernacki writes:

“I am not able to provide you with most of your FOIL request regarding legal services payments due to the fact that they can not be reasonably obtained.  However, with respect to the records that can be accessed,  I will provide them to you by August 2, 2013.”

Flabbergasted at this incredible response, the requestor writes:

“Am I reading this correctly? Are you telling me (1) that you can’t provide the village of Ravena’s records for legal expenses? That they are cannot be “reasonably obtained?” and (2) that the records that can be accessed can be provided by “August 2, 2013?” Or is that a typo?”

Let the cat out of the bag!

Let the cat out of the bag!

Biernacki writes back, now she’s telling the requestor that Mr Robert Freeman of the Committee on Open Government (Yeah! Right!) is telling her:

Per Robert Freeman, Executive Director of the Committee on Open Government, your demand for the legal services payments dating back to 1990 is not a reasonable request.  The recent information that I can access will be provided to you by the date stated.

So, the requestor, patient and cooperative as always, writes:

“You could have said that earlier. I am amending the request to 2000-present.
” Notwithstanding the amendment, I have been extraordinarily patient in working with the village of Ravena, and agreed to extend on your request for more time because were involved with sewer and water billing. 
“In future and in the case of any future FOIL demand, I would expect the courtesy of a timely response and timely advice if you or your office find a request unclear or “unreasonable.” The handling of this request has been unacceptable.”
 In order to make it easier, the requestor knocks off 10 years and sits back waiting for the next excuse. He doesn’t have to wait long. Kris Biernacki writes:

“This is in receipt to your FOIL amendment.  Again, I will have the information to you on or before August 2, 2013.”

The village of Ravena is saying that it will need more than 114 days to find it’s records on payments made to lawyers. By now the requestor is reasonably irked and writes:

“That, I repeat, is outrageous.
” The FOIL continues as is and the village of Ravena is now in default of its affirmative obligations under the Freedom of Information Law.
” I expressly do not withdraw the FOIL in its currently amended form. The amendment was offered as a courtesy and to facilitate the village of Ravena’s compliance within the time provided by the Freedom of Information Law. “The law is explicit and clear, Mr Freedman does not have legislative authority. The times set forth in the law are explicit and clear, as are the disallowed “excuses” for failure to comply.
” I hereby demand immediate compliance or the village of Ravena’s explicit written refusal to comply.
 “You may want to pass this by Mr Biscone if he’s not too distracted by his sanctions battle. Yes, I’m watching that play out with considerable interest as I hope the local press is.”
 

 scam don't let them con youThis is incredible. It’s outrageous. It’s Ravena. By the way, Mr Robert J. Freeman is “executive director”, of the New York State Committee on Open Government. He’s been on the payroll of the NY Department of State since about 1974—a bit too long, in our honest opinion—Freeman has worked for the New York State Committee on Open Government since its creation in 1974 and was appointed executive director in 1976. He’s a bit too comfy in his little nest he’s created for himself.  Don’t you think there’s something bizarre about a state employee being executive director for more than 36 years?!? Isn’t that a little, corrupt?

Robert J. Freeman

Robert J. Freeman

So here you have this guy, Bob Freeman, who’s really firmly established in what we can reasonably call his little nest for more than 36 years, bloated with power, and making decisions on who gets what from government. A snotty little turd if there ever was one. And guess who’s talking to him about the disclosure of Ravena’s payments to lawyers (Teresi, Biscone, Rotello, Neri): Nancy Bicone-Warner, wife of village justice and ex-cop Harold “Hal” Warner. The same Nancy Biscone-Warner who is knee-deep in Cathy Deluca’s little scam, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center. Yes, it’s the same Nancy Biscone-Warner who haunts the village of Ravena offices 25/7, who has everyone there by the short-and-curlies. Now she’s passing on inaccurate information to the Committee on Open Government, trying desperately to avoid having to disclose the village of Ravena’s payments to the local legal incest club.

We know that Nancy Warner was faster than lightning on the phone to Freeman trying to get out of producing documents in regard to another F.O.I.L. And Bob Freeman is playing right along with them. Committee on Open Government? Guess again! Apparently it’s a committee of one: Bob Freeman.

Do you expect anything different out of Albany, the cesspool of democrat corruption. Freeman’s a lawyer. No doubt with connections with Joe Rotello, a clerk  in the Court of Appeals, the Teresis, Ravena shyster Greg Teresi and dirty old dad, Joe Teresi on the NYS Supreme Court, Michael Biscone in Ravena, theyve all got their hands in the cash-box called the village of Ravena. And watchdog gatekeeper Nancy Biscone-Warner ain’t letting anything get by her to upset the little party boat they have floating in taxpayer cash. And don’t expect any help from the Albany County DA, P. David Soares. He likes to party, too.
 
Just a note: The town of Coeymans responded to the very same F.O.I.L. within a couple of days. Now, do you think something’s up in the village of Ravena? Why are they fighting tooth-and-nail to avoid coming up with those documents? Do you think there’s something they don’t want residents to know. Maybe they’re scared shiteless that if you get it, we’ll see it. Do ya think?
 

This Just Adds Another Nail to Ravena’s Coffin. The Village of Ravena Should Be Eliminated and Combined with the Hamlet of Coeymans, Administered by the Town of Coeymans.

Smiling Piggy Wins in the End

Smiling Piggy Wins in the End

Don’t hold it against Kristine Biernacki or Annette Demitraszek. They just do as they’re told— like good little soldiers. Imagine if they make waves or use a village first-class postage stamp on a private mail item, they’re on the street. Mummy mayor John Bruno and hatchet-woman Nancy Biscone-Warner don’t like people with brains (shows them both up). Ravena Mayor John T. Bruno and Nancy Biscone-Warner apparently don’t take prisoners, they just take advantage.

F.O.I.L is a FRAUD Thanks Nanch Biscone-Warner & Robert J. Freeman The Editor

F.O.I.L is a FRAUD
Thanks to Nancy Biscone-Warner & Robert J. Freeman
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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More Dysinformation Misinformation by the Ignorant Pundits


The “Just Curious” Trivia Question:
Who can identify the stupid blond female Coeymans cop who was sitting in a Coeymans patrol car parked on the wrong side of the street (at the end of Russell Ave.), no lights on, car’s nose stuck out in oncoming traffic on Main Street, forcing Main St. traffic across the double line into the oncoming lane to get by her. She was slurping s.t. from a paper cup.
Spotting Time: Saturday, April 20 at 10:07 a.m.
That must be Coeymans’ idea of public safety, right?


You can fight and win ONLY if you have good information about the lies of the enemy!

You can fight and win ONLY if you have good information about the lies of the enemy!

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“Fitness Club Floozie” Cathy Deluca, “Dirty-Hands” Jerry Deluca Should Keep Their Cakeholes Shut if They Don’t Know What They’re Talking About!

Caution! They may talk but they're solid wood, nothing in there but dead wood!

Caution! They may talk but they’re solid wood, nothing in there but dead wood!

That’s the impression we get when we hear Cathy Deluca or Jerry Deluca or any of the teachers clique speaking: It’s like watching a ventriloquist’s dummy talking. We know it’s a dummy and we know someone else is doing the talking but we still watch the dummy and listen to what it has to say. Go figure!

Who's doing the talking?

Who’s doing the talking?

At the April 16, RCS board of education meeting, “Dirty-Hands” Jerry Deluca waddled to the speakers podium to “Give his voice” to the discussion.  Here’s what he had to say:

Deluca: “If we cut the budget too much this year, we will pay for it next year by cutting programs or raising taxes…You cannot continue to cut this district to the bone…Just because we have some extra money doesn’t mean we have to just cut the tax rate.”

Now, I want you to note that Jerry Deluca refers to the “tax rate” in his statement.

Cathy Deluca, of course, has to get her two cents into the discussion and in a public statement writes:

Cathy DeLuca: “After watching the video of the BOE meeting it appears that some people are confusing the tax Levy with the tax Rate. Understandable, it can be quite confusing. Please understand that the tax Levy is NOT the same as the tax Rate…it appears that with a tax levy between 2% to 3% we would have a tax RATE of -5% to -8%, YES that means a Decrease in your tax bill. The key word is tax “RATE” not levy.”

Can you two Delucas get it straight for just once in your lives? It seems that the local loudmouths, Cathy and Jerry Deluca, don’t know what they’re talking about and, although they’re cohabitating, they don’t seem to communicate much.

[Editor’s Note: While the two Delucas, Cathy and Jerry, give a lot of advice about taxes etc. neither of the pair has any qualification or training to give such advice. Neither has training in accounting, finance, or law. Neither of the Delucas has been licensed or certified by any agency to qualify them to give such advice or information.]

What Cathy doesn’t mention is that her own partner, Jerry Deluca, is actually the one person, not “some people” Cathy, Your husband, Jerry Deluca, is the one who is “confusing the tax levy with the tax rate”! Bring it where it belongs, Cathy, right at home, your husband doesn’t know what he’s talking about. But that’s nothing new, is it?

house moneyHere’s another point you residents need to keep in mind regarding the so called speakers at the April 16, 2013, RCS board of education meeting:  The speakers were almost exclusively teachers and all stand to profit from a higher levy (more than 2%).  By profit, I mean receive personal and professional enrichment; I mean they personally profit from more programs and fewer cuts! (It’s highly unlikely that RCS students would notice any change at all with a lower levy!) Here’s what they had to say (not in order of speaking):

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Alice Whalen: Retired Teacher and Board Member Wants More!
I’m completely against the 2%
Why is she talking to a water bottle?

The first speaker: Sarah Engel is a teacher and the wife of sitting board member Howard “Bray” Engel (but she seems to be silent on both points). She wants a higher than 2% levy. Why? As a teacher and wife of a teacher, she stands to profit.

Maureen Perrot, identifying herself as a “faculty member,” “taxpayer,” and “parent”–in other words, someone who stands to profit from a higher levy–spoke in favor of a higher levy (more than 2%).

Elizabeth A. Varney, another public school employee (but didn’t mention this fact) and a member of the New York State Teachers Retirement System (NYSTRS), got to plug for the higher levy.

The second speaker: A lovely little 5th grader, Maddie McTigue, was apparently put up on exhibit to sell middle school programs and to put in a good word for a favorite teacher and her program. I think it’s scandalous to use a child to parrot the agenda of the adults! It’s downright abusive! That’s downright devious, putting a child up to pitch your agenda! Shame on you! Parents and teachers!

The third speaker was our local double-dipper, bully-monger, NYSUT union rep, Matthew J. “Matt the Mutt” Miller. It’s only natural that he run at the mouth in favor of a higher levy because it will benefit his constituency, the teachers, and their union, the New York State United Teachers a.k.a. NYSUT. But he had the gall to act like a Joe Average taxpayer and flaunted his own tax returns (When was he last audited, I wonder?) as “proof” of something (We’re still not sure what it was to prove. Maybe his stupidity and insincerity?). According to Miller, 2% is “imprudent” and he wants a levy between 3-3.5%. But please note, readers, anything over 2% can cause complications in the number of votes required to pass such a budget.

New York State United Teachers Matt Miller's Godfather

New York State United Teachers
Matt Miller’s Godfather

Did you know that NYSUT filed a law suit to prevent the tax cap? According to NYSUT president Richard “Dick” Iannuzzi:

“… whether children attend a low-wealth or a high-wealth school district, they should be able to receive a quality education and local voters should have the opportunity to decide how much money their district spends on education.”

“We believe very strongly in the principle that every student, no matter where they live or go to school, should have the opportunity to receive a quality public education,” Iannuzzi said in a statement. “In challenging the constitutionality of the tax cap, we are fighting for that principle, just as we are fighting for the democratic principles of ‘one person, one vote’ and for the right of citizens, through local control of their schools, to determine for themselves how much they want to spend on their own community’s schools.”

What You See versus What You Get

What You See versus What You Get

That’s a pile of teachers union bullshit!  Pretty words hiding an ugly message. Like powder and paint hiding someting you don’t want to see. We think this means that the teachers union, NYSUT, wants no cap and wants to go hog-wild on the property owner with taxation. What it’s saying is that if you own property, you need to foot the bill for your local social services recipien’ts’ children, even if you have no children. Now is that fair? but that’s the teachers union and Matt Miller talking about your property and your money.

According to our analysis (Yes. It’s oversimplified): Those who want a levy of more than 2% can benefit in two ways, at least:

  • If the higher levy demanded by the teachers and the Delucas is approved by the board and the voters accept the budget, the teachers and the teachers union benefit by having more taxpayer (property owner) money to spend.
  • If the higher levy is approved by the board (the deadline for the budget  is April 26, 2013) and is sent to the public for the vote and fails, the Coeymanazis will blame the present board for putting out a budget that is too high, and the district will have to go to the contingency budget. Not a pleasant thought and that could mean more negative publicity for the community and the district.

[Editor’s Note: For those of you who want more information and greater detail, please visit the links below.]

Either way, the community and the district suffer…that is, the taxpayer suffers.

Did you know?

new york property taxes cap

That 2% you’ve been hearing so much about is only a small part of the so-called “Tax Cap Law.” In reality, it’s just one part of an eight-step formula that determines the maximum allowable tax levy the school district can pass with a simple majority. You can read more about the process of how the levy is determined here:

NEW YORK STATE’S PROPERTY TAX CAP A Citizens Guide
Understanding New Yorks Property Tax Cap

This is a short video put out by the Bethlehem School District:
Understanding New York State’s New Property Tax Levy Cap
But keep in mind that the video was produced by an organization with a bias in favor of schools, teachers, and superintendents. But despite all that, some of the content is helpful.

Since the state government allocates a portion of property taxes received each year to the various public school districts and the government also provides tax relief to property taxpayers in the form of a credit (STAR), the relief is in the form of the school levies credit. Tax rules govern the annual levy and relief.

property taxEvery property owner must pay the school levy property tax even if he has no children attending public school in this state. And, as the law now stands, you may own property in the district, such as if you are a business, but don’t reside in the district and you will not be able to vote on the budget! Now that’s fair, isn’t it? This is based on the government reasons on the founding principle that all children should be educated at the public’s expense (this actually is a Protestant, Calvinist, principle that entered the government’s principles). Since the state and local governments have the legal responsibility and mandate of managing public education, it levies taxes for this purpose.

Tax Cap: In 2011 the New York state legislature passed, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law the historic property tax cap. The law requires the local governments and school districts to raise taxes no more than 2 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less. As important is that the tax cap is not a dictate from Albany.  Communities may raise or lower property taxes according to the needs of the community. If the taxpayers want to pay more taxes they can, and they can override the cap with a 60 percent vote for schools and by a 60 percent vote of the governing body for local governments.

Tax Rate: The rate at which your local government determines your property will be taxed. For example: You own a home assessed at $100,000. Your tax rate is $30.00/1000. Your tax bill will be $3,000.

Property owners often confuse property taxes and assessments. For instance, some taxpayers attempt to “grieve” their taxes. You can grieve your assessment, but not your taxes.

Assessments not taxes – Assessments are determined by local assessors when they determine the value of your property

[Editor’s Note: We have it on unconfirmed information that the Town of Coeymans will be announcing on or about May 1, 2013, the news that single-family homes in the town of Coeymans are decreasing in value. Do you wonder why? Just check out the town’s feeble-minded plan for rezoning! Or would you want to live in a place that gets the pubicity that RCS has been getting from the Times Union? Sure, everyone likes Nazis, especially everyone wants Coeymanazis to run their lives for them! Sure buy property in the town of Coeymans and regret it for the rest of your life…]

Tax levy – is the term used to describe the amount the school board, town board, etc. needs to recoup to meet their budget requirments. If the budget goes up (more staff, more services, more programs, more spending) the levy is likely to go up. If staff, services, programs, spending are cut, the levy is likely to decrease to zero or even become negative. (The terms “tax levy” and “to levy taxes” are only distantly related; they are not really the same.)

Taxes are determined by school boards, town boards, city councils, county legislatures, village boards and special districts.  These jurisdictions are responsible for taxes, not assessments.

  • Your assessment could increase, and your tax bill decrease.
  • Your assessment could increase, and your tax bill remains the same.
  • Your assessment could decrease, and your tax bill increase.

For example, the illustration below might help to understand this:

This figure illustrates how tax assessment, levy, tax bill interact. source: Assessments vs. Taxes

This figure illustrates how tax assessment, levy, tax bill interact.
[Source: NYS Department of Taxation & Finance, Assessments vs. Taxes]

(If you feel your assessment is too high, you should discuss it with your assessor and consider contesting it.)

So, you see, dear readers, it’s confusing only if certain people want to make it confusing. I guess they figure if your head’s spinning and your ears are ringing you’ll do anything just to make it go away. Even vote they way they want you to vote. We’re here to make certain you vote as an informed voter and not as a ventriloquist’s dummy.

[Editor’s Note: If you want to read about how the state formula works for figuring out the levy in relation to the tax cap, here’s an interesting read from the NYS Education Department: Tax Cap Guidance (NYS) March 2012.]

Listen Carefully to Reason, Not Ignorance and Hype! The Editor

Listen Carefully to Reason,
Not Ignorance and Hype!
The Editor

P.S. for John Rousseau, who  recently publicly commented that he

” …had some time so I thought I’d pull out some old records and do some ‘math.’ Did a quick random sampling (that’s an actual statistical term, for all you math-folk) [Editor’s Note: Very impressive, John; thanks for prejudging everyone to be ignorant! But maybe you should take a closer look at the socio-demographics—that means the affiliations and the composition of the board at the time, John.]

  • animation_turkey_head_looking_aroundUnder Scott Hughes – 98%
  • Under John Bonafide – 99%
  • Under Gerry Deluca – 99.875%*

That’s as far back as my records go. I’m sure they aren’t completely complete. But why should accuracy get in the way of statistics.
Mathematically speaking, those guys were pretty good too, right?”

Wrong! All that your figures show is that you’re a sure winner when you play with loaded dice or with a stacked deck! All you have to do is get your clubmembers on the board and Hey, MAGIC! The numbers soar! That’s not statistics nor is it math. It’s Coeymanazi politics!

Moreover, if Rousseau has that much time on his hands to do that kind of statistics he really needs to find a life.

JR, You're a Dancing Turkey!

JR, You’re a Dancing Turkey!

* Judging by the number of “significant figures” John Rousseau is a member of the Deluca fan club, and is an outspoken contributor to the Times Useless blogs.

This article is NOT intended to provide tax or legal advice. It is purely for general information and discussion purposes. It is not being provided to assist the reader in making specific or general decisions regarding specific tax questions.
If you feel you need tax or legal advice regarding the subject matter discussed in this article, please consult with a professional tax advisor or with a licensed attorney. Thank you for your visit and understanding.
 
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What Do NYSUT, Matt Miller, C. Miller, H. Jones Have in Common?

Literally Hundreds of Millions of Your School Tax Dollars Are Going to Pay the New York State United Teachers Union Reps in Our Schools Each Year.

Question: Why Should We Need Fundraisers?

So My Question Is This: Why Should You and Your Neighbors Have To Do Fundraisers to Send Our Students On Educational Field Trips? Why Not Just Demand that the Teachers Union Pay Their Own Reps?

This is the situation in the 697 school districts throughout New York state and it shouldn’t be that way. All of you parents and tax-payers should ask Matt Miller why he’s being paid to do union work when he’s supposed to be a teacher! Ask Matt Miller the next time you see him why he feels justified taking money you intended to be spent on education and using it to do work to promote the teachers union, New York State United Teachers.

You might also want to ask the NYSUT representative in the RCS schools, Mr Matt Miller, why, if he’s getting more than half his salary paid by you and he’s doing teachers union work for it, WHY!?! you have to do fundraisers to send your children on school field trips?

Oh! And by the way, before you start slamming the present RCS board of education just be advised that all of this crap started when Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca and Cathy Deluca were on the RCS board of education, probably when Dirty Hands Jerry was president, and throughout that time Matt “the Mutt” Miller was the teachers union rep, and got himself the plum job of energy manager, too, while trying to position his wife to steal a principal’s job and abusing Hakim Jones. Yeah! They were pretty busy then, too.

If you’re a plumber or an electrician or a carpenter, do taxpayers pay your union representatives? Do you think the employees at now bankrupt Hostess had taxpayers paying their union reps? Can you think of one single reason why you should be paying for NYSUT’s union rep in our district or any other school district? If so, please share it with us.

 Recycle A Teacher / Union Rep

Recycle A Teacher / Union Rep

Just think, if Matt Miller is making at least $70K a year (Actually, in 2012, Matthew “Matt the Mutt” J. Miller made $88,164.00, and then he was paid at least another $10,000 as energy manager! And Miller’s wife, also a teacher, is making more than $60K!) in teachers salary (not counting his many other benefits) and at least half of that were reimbursed by NYSUT to the RCS school district, you’d have an additional $35K for field trips and the little educational extras. And that’s a conservative figure!


Coaches, Teachers Using High-Energy Consuming Appliances! Why?

Vampire-energy-power-wasteWe’ve also received an unconfirmed report that coaches and teachers at RCS high school are using unauthorized coffeemakers and hotplates, that windows are being blocked, etc. Are they all stupid? Or are they making a statement in protest to their darling Matt Miller being canned as energy manager? Maybe somebody should be making inspections and asking some questions why those morons are being so irresponsible? Or are they saying that they’re too stupid to know they’re wasting energy, wasting your tax dollars, and that they actually need some dorkus to babysit them? Ask some questions, people!


Bus Garage Lunatic Asylum! What is Going On There?

stopWe’ve reported several times on the lunacy going on at the RCS school district bus garage. Our reports ranged from busdrivers refusing to let students on the bus to be transported home. Students being left behind and having to be picked up by parents. A student actually walking home on 9W. A broken down bus on the NYS Thruway and a busdriver, rather than getting the minor students to safety, has them push the bus!

Now we are hearing about students looking for their usual bus and finding that the bus numbers are changing, confusing the hell out of the kids! And mechanics driving buses? Are they certified to do that? Are there students on board?

And what’s the smoke screen being sent up by the manager and her lackies?


The Feature Story

What Do NYSUT, Matt Miller, C. Miller, H. Jones Have in Common?

Well, it certainly seems that there was some racism going on in the RCS school district that involved the NYSUT teachers union representative, Matt Miller, Miller’s wife Karen Miller, who now teaches in the Catskill school district, former interim superintendent Elizabeth “Betsy” Smith, and the current principal at Pieter B. Coeymans elementary school, Hakim Jones.

We are waiting for confirmation of the facts but it’s safe to share that what we now know is pretty gruesome and indicates that there was ugly racism at work on Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca’s and wifey Cathy Deluca’s watch, and collaborated in by teacher and union rep, Matt “the Mutt” Miller, that indicates that the Delucas (as sitting board of education members at the time), Matt Miller (who was the NYSUT rep at the time), and Karen Miller, Matt Miller’s wife, along with Elisabeth “Betsy” Smith, former principal of Pieter B. Coeymans elementary school and later RCS CSD superintendent, had hatched a plan to sideline Hakim Jones, principal of Pieter B. elementary, and install Karen Miller as principal!

According to unconfirmed reports, Matt Miller pushed, with the Delucas’ and Smith’s support, to sideline Jones, an African-American, and to put Karen Miller, Matt Miller’s wife, in the principal’s office. In the meantime, Karen Miller was installed as interim principal, while they shoved every humiliating job available down Jones’ throat, probably hoping he’d throw in the towel and disappear. Well, Jones had enough and filed a grievance, and like all bullies, the Deluca’s, the Millers, and Smith backed down. Hakim Jones resumed his position as principal of Pieter B. Coeymans elementary school, a post he continues to hold today.

It looks like the Miller-Deluca connection goes way back and has some very seedy history.  So, it’s no wonder that Miller, Deluca, the teachers on the RCS board of education, and NYSUT are in each others’ pockets.

Anything to say, Mr Miller? NYSUT?

Anything to say, Mr Miller? NYSUT?

But you’d like to ask where NYSUT was when the voting scandal was in the making, or even more importantly, where was NYSUT when Matt “the Mutt” Miller was inciting students to bully other students during the 2012-13 school budget voting scandals. In fact, where were the teachers when the parents were in an uproar about the abuse their children were experiencing at RCS schools. Answer: Doing what they do best; feathering their own beds and ambushing anyone who posed a threat to their scheming!

Matt Miller has a history, apparently, of taking very good care of Matt Miller and those close to him; this doesn’t bode well for NYSUT‘s overall image, either. But like any other union, NYSUT takes care of itself, and Matt Miller is a company man and intent on taking care of himself, too. But our burning question is this: was NYSUT condoning Miller’s self-serving abuse of a fellow teacher and union member? Wasn’t Miller, as the teachers union representative,  supposed to be ensuring the welfare of Hakim Jones and promoting his career, rather than selfishly ensuring the advancement of his wife’s career over against that of a hard-working, dedicated African-American? This tells us a lot about Matt Miller and the precious teachers union, NYSUT as well as their attitudes regarding minorities, justice, fairness, and equal opportunity.

And you’d better give some serious thought to the kind of people that are teaching your children values, morals, ethics. You can’t teach what you don’t have or know, right? So why are people like the Millers still being exposed to developing minds and characters? What do you think they’re teaching them?

Bravo! Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School Principal, Hakim Jones, for having the courage to do what’s right and fight back!

Where was the Times Useless when all of this newsworthy drama was playing out? I guess they were out to lunch at the time, or more likely libeling some poor bastard like Rodney K.

Again, the exact history of this case has not yet been confirmed but our sources are reliable. Sure, we may be running the risk of Times Union pseudo-journalism by publishing this before absolute confirmation, but Hey! grant us this one. If you have better facts, share them and we’ll be happy to publish!

Gotcha, Mattie! You've been a naughty dorkus!! The Editor

Gotcha, Mattie!
You’ve been a naughty dorkus!!

The Editor

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Tom Dolan for State Senator? Are you serious?!?

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

Talk About Arrogance and Very Big [Bald] Heads! Tom Dolan Must Have Trouble Getting Into His Garage With A Head That Big! But We Think He’s Biting Off A Lot More Than His Mealy Mouth Can Chew.

Keep This Wisdom In Mind, Tommy-Boy!
Get Real! If You Can’t Walk in Coeymans
You Can’t Run for Senate!

We have an idea: Why don’t we all just sign a bunch of blank ballots and hand them to the party bosses. That will take care of citizens having to make choices.

Oh! And speaking of Choices, Tom. We’ve heard there may be  a bit of conflict of interest and vote manipulation going on. Isn’t Choices supposed to assist the marginalized and the underserved? Not to take advantage of them in the tradition of the Albany County Democratic machine. We’ve also heard that you, Tom Dolan, know a lot about getting the vote from the marginalized and underserved, that you  know all about filling out absentee ballots, don’t you, Tom? You’ve done it before and got your fingers burnt. Right?

So now the proverbial shit has hit the fan. According to the Daily Mail:

“As a town councilman in Coeymans, Dolan said that local lawmakers “get immediate feedback from people, which makes you think twice about the laws you pass. You see an immediate effect on people’s lives. It’s not so theoretical.”

“Dolan said that is a lesson he would take with him to the State Senate.

“Describing himself, Dolan said he is “deliberate. I look at all sides of an issue.” He also said he is “approachable. I listen. I am willing to take in new information.”

Can you believe this Dolan character? Does he think we’ve all come down with the last shower? Does he really think he can continue peeing down our legs and telling us it’s just ice water? No way! Tommy boy!

Well, in this series of articles we’re going to expose how Thomas E. Dolan has practiced what he preaches. It ain’t pretty.

Maybe instead of the campaign gimme-yer-vote trash-talk Tommy Dolan can answer just a couple of questions that need a local perspective, a good understanding of local conditions to give a convincing answer. No high-brow bullshit, just plain language explanations why things are the way they are right in his own back yard, and why he hasn’t stepped out to fix them as Coeymans town board member? Here are just a few items for rat-boy to gnaw on:

The Coeymans Police Department. Are we, the citizens and residents of this community, of the new District 46, to believe that you, Thomas E. Dolan, are not politics as usual, when, in a time when everyone is scraping and struggling, you vote to give the Coeymanazis in the Coeymans P.D., $1000 of taxpayer money as petty cash? Aren’t you aware what petty cash is? It’s a maximum of about $100 for small items, small expenses. They already had $300 in petty cash. Is that how you’re going to handle finances and economies in the state Senate?

When you voted to hand the Coeymans police $1000 to play with, did you also hand them a procedure for accountability? We don’t think you did, did you? No. Just hand them $1000 for petty cash and ask no questions. Is that how you’re going to get accountability in state office? Is that your idea of accountability for the public’s money? That really sucks, Tom. It’s really irresponsible and we don’t need another someone that irresponsible in the legislature.

Kerry Thompson. Kerry Thompson has a full-time position with the Albany County Sheriff’s Department. Kerry Thompson works part-time as a Coeymans police officer. Kerry Tompson is married to Coeymans’police chief Gregory Darlington’s sister. You, Tom Dolan, are the Coeymans town board liaison person to the Coeymans police department. The Coeymans pays Darlington more than $91,000 a year plus benefits to fill the administrative position of police chief. You, Tom Dolan, voted on July 23rd to make Kerry Thompson a lieutenant in the Coeymans P.D., an administrative position and assistant to Gregory Darlington, and to pay Thompson more than $31 an hour for less-than-part-time employment (Thompson’s not going to give up his Sheriff’s department job so it had to be part-time in Coeymans). If that is the way you are going to represent financial responsibility in the state Senate, forget it, Tommy! Your record of corruption in Coeymans is enough for us!

Now that you’re padding your friends’ wallets with wages 4x the minimum wage in this state, what have you done for the struggling families in the RCS community? Got any jobs for them? What about the unemployed in the RCS community, got any $30/hour jobs for them?

Still on the subject of the Coeymans Police Department. When asked recently about the town of Coeymans policy and procedure for processing citizens’ complaints against employees of the Coeymans P.D., you stated explicitly that you didn’t think one existed. Well, one does exist, and we foiled it and what a surprise. Not only does one exist, and not only is it not enforced, it is going to subject the Coeymans P.D. to lawsuits and prosecution because it’s a mess! Even your little goon Kerry Thompson, you know, the one you just voted to be Darlingtons administrative assistant at more than $30 an hour, violated it and he’s the one you’ve made the 2nd in command at the Coeymans P.D. Is that an example of how you stay informed? Is that an example of how you’re going to look out for the citizens and residents of the new District 46? So far, your record sucks, Tom!

Well, if your performance as Coeymans town board liaison to the Coeymans P.D. is anything we can go on, it looks pretty bad, Tom. Is that how you’re going to stay on top of important issues affecting your community, your consitutents? Is that how you stay informed, Tom? If you can’t stay informed in the town of Coeymans how in hell do you expect to do it in the state senate?

Now, back to the community, you’ve been involved in the RCS community for how long? What exactly have you done? Have you actually walked down Main Street in Ravena lately? Noticed anything bizarre about how quiet it is? That’s because most of the businesses are closed. You’re talking about infrastructure, Mr Dolan! So let’s talk about infrastructure. We’ve already given two very good examples of how you manage financial crises and the public’s interests. What have you done, really, to keep the businesses in the village and town? Have you supported the business organizations like the GREATER COEYMANS RAVENA COMMUNITY BUSINESS GROUP? What exactly have you done as a sitting member of the Coeymans town board to promote local businesses? You’ve played a lot of political games, we know, but what exactly have you done to benefit the business infrastructure in the town of Coeymans? Let us help you with the answer, Tom: NOTHING!

You and your kind serve yourselves. You and your connections have done nothing to serve the community and everything to help your political cronies.

We can also see through the crude tactic of trying to ride your dark horse into the state senate on the coattails of an emotional issue like hydrofracking. Yes, we read the item in the News Herald rag and we’re not as stupid as you’d like to think we are. So you “host” a picnic and feed a bunch of freeloaders…the way to their vote is through their stomachs, is that what you think, Tom. Not through their heads, through their stomachs. Like a bunch of dogs, right Tom? Well, the truth is, we don’t need to vote for Tom Dolan to get the issue on the ballot. Let’s just separate the two, for a moment. If you’re really interested in banning hydrofracking for the public good, you don’t need to pin it to your campaign. Just do it because it’s right. Let’s keep the two separate and honest. You’re playing a political game, Tom, and the RCS community, the 46th district won’t like becoming your pawns, your tools. You have a record, a pattern, and that’s what’s going to do your talking for you, and it’s what’s going to keep you out of the state senate, too!

We’re assembling a list of your sordid connections throughout the county and we’ll be publishing them in future articles covering your misguided attempt at spreading your putrid corruption.

This article will be continued. Please stay tuned, it gets better.

You stink, Tom Dolan!
You’ve Been Outed!
The Editor

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