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The RCS Community Needs to Know…

Editor’s Freak Out:

Freakin' Out!

Freakin’ Out!

How Frickin’Stupid! RCS Schools Announced Early Closing on February 8, Due to the Forecast Blizzard. Early closing at 10 a.m.! WTF?!?!?! What frickin’ sense does it make to inconvenience half the community to get the kids out the door and then they’re released at 10 a.m.?! What are the overheads involved in opening the school, transporting the students round-trip, etc. etc. Has someone lost his/her mind?


The Local Rag, the Ravena News Herald, Reports on Every Kind of Rubbish Conceivable, and Dedicates an Inordinate Amount of Space to Sports, Whatnot Wannabe Essayists, and Plenty of Legal Notices—But…

We Want More!

We Want More!

This RCS Central School District voted on a more than $42 million school budget for 2012-13 and is currently debating the next school budget for 2013-14. This is all money that comes in the form of school taxes paid by a minority of residents, the property owners. But a great many of the property owners in the RCS Central School District don’t have children going to the schools, and an even greater number of non-property owners, mostly lowere socio-economic class, don’t pay taxes much less school taxes.

Many persons own property but don’t live in the district and so they don’t get to vote on the school budget but they do have to pay the tax, and the non-property owners, non-school tax payers get to vote on the budget and benefit from the fund that they don’t contribute to. That’s real fair, don’t you think?

The information on what the RCS Central School District administration is doing and what the RCS board of education is deliberating usually appears only as the latest scandal in the Albany Times Union or in the local rag, the Ravena News Herald, neither of which can claim much fame for factual reporting. So how does anyone get the information on what the RCS school district is doing with all that money?

Well, the RCS Central School District has a website that publishes some material about what’s going on but the information is usually slanted and written by who-knows-who. Besides, the district for all its self-praise about the quality of its techology teaching and resources doesn’t even put the site up or organize it. That’s done by some character that comes in a couple of times a week from BOCES.

There is a significant problem in the area when it comes to news about what’s going on in the school district. There are a couple of ways to keep up with the events but you have to have time and computer savvy. They include:

  • The bi-weekly board of education meetings but do you know where to find the dates of those meetings? But there’s a problem here, too. There seems to be no coordination or communication between the village of Ravena, the town of Coeymans, and the board of education when meetings are to be held and whether they conflict. This means that you’ll very often find the RCS board of education meeting at the same time the village of Ravena or the town of Coeymans board is meeting. You’ll have to miss one to attend the other. Typical poor communications, though, for RCS. Now that the Coeymanazis have gone underground and can’t put on public displays of stupidity, they are not attending the board meetings. That’s a good thing. But the people they disgusted and intimidated, or scared away previously are only slowly returning.
  • The RCS CSD website but you need to know how to use a computer and how to navigate around the website to find what you want. I’m pretty good on the Internet but I find the RCS CSD web site a real mess when it comes to finding anything. So if you’re not addicted to your computer you’ll probably not be able to find the information you need.
  • The published RCS CSD board of education meeting agendas–totally useless. They tell you only in cryptic language what they intend to discuss and, again, you have to be a computer wizard to find any of the past meetings minutes. Forget it.
  • The public television broadcasts or replays of the meetings? When? Who knows? Not very often on the night of the meeting and certainly not a high priority item in terms of the cable service providers. It’s pot luck to get lucky and find the board of education meeting on a public access channel.
  • “But,” you might say, “what’s in the local newspapers? Isn’t that the place you’d find news about the schools and the board of education.” Any place else and I’d answer, “Yes!” But not in RCS. If it’s not a scandal or they can’t tear something or someone apart, the Times Union isn’t interested. The Ravena News Herald publishes pages of athetics, someone’s kid’s picayune accomplishment, and school lunch menus. The police blotter reports more about the Keystone antics of the Coeymans Bo-Bo cops than the Ravena News Herald does about the school district.

So, what do we recommend? You might well ask. We suggest that the superintendent of Schools, Dr Alan McCartney, publish a weekly report on what’s going on in the RCS schools. The report can be along the lines of the Supervisor’s Report that appears in the paper. Here are some possible topics:

  • How budget money is being spent
  • What new money has been found or reallocated

    Latest Fundraising Ideas (by Cathy Deluca)

    Latest Fundraising Ideas
    (by Cathy Deluca)

  • What new areas of savings are being examined
  • What the schools are doing in terms of safety issues, bullying, accidents, etc.

    School and Public Safety (by Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca and Do-Do Chief Gregory Darlington)

    School and Public Safety
    (by Bobo Cop “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca and Dodo Chief Gregory Darlington)

  • Evaluations of teachers and performances
  • What’s being done to ensure academic excellence

    Progress in RCS Grad Rates

    Progress (or Decline) in RCS Grad Rates
    (by Alice Whalen & Howard Engel)

  • Grievances and complaints and how to file and ensure they’re handled properly
How the Teachers Union (NYSUT) is Spending Your Money & Uniton Misconduct (by Matt Miller)

How the Teachers Union (NYSUT) is Spending Your Money & the RCS Union Rep’s Misconduct
(by Matt Miller)

  • Student and parent care initiatives along the lines of customer service models
  • Quality assurance in the schools
  • A report on the actions taken on the RCS CSD board of education
  • Other, relevant subjects

This column would then be published in the Ravena News Herald as a public service.

This is only a bare-bones suggestion but it would certainly better inform the taxpaying public about what’s going on in the school district because we believe more people with have access to the local weekly newspaper. The Ravena News Herald would certainly be able to cover the cost by the reasonably expectable increase in readership because of the availability of this important information and it may open new opportunities for new advertisers who want to target that new class of readers. Well managed and planned, it would be a win-win situation for everyone concerned and it would ensure that people with a definite interest would have access to information important to them. Word of mouth and gossip simply is not working.

The Editor

The Editor

 

Coeymans, New York: A Nest of Hypocrisy

Welcome to the Town of Coeymans

(County of Smalbany), New York

Coeymans Yacht Club

 Town of Coeymans Ne’er-do-Goods can’t Stick to the Issues but have to Attack Friends, Family, Bystanders. Engage in Rumormongering and Cyberbullying Tactics. Former Booted School Board Members and Police Investigator’s Wife Involved. Nothing New!

Coeymans, a small town of about 850 souls, about 10 miles South of Smalbany, nestled up on the Hudson River (now being dredged to remove dangerous pollutants intentionally dumped by General Electric Company, who, as we all know, pays ZERO tax), is now the home of the new Peyton Place, a nest of hypocrisy and backstabbing neighbors.

Corruption Alert!!!

Small-town law enforcement has always enjoyed the questionable reputation of corruption but now the Coeymans police have set a new low standard with a new star, who promises to rank among the most vile of villains. Can 53-year old Gerald R. “Jerry” Deluca’s  presence be the explanation for the alleged leaks of confidential information from the police department to the press? According to one Internet source he makes a whopping $29,095 a year (source: Find the Data: New York State Employees); the median income for Coeymans is reported to be $56,659 (source: City Data.com). Must be a really gifted investigator and in demand.

Local legend has it that there was an adulterous relationship between two public figures in Coeymans, both members of the school board, and it was that scandal that got them both booted from the board. One was board president and a “detective” on the Coeymans police force and the other a board member, but their immorality and deviance got them both canned; they allegedly had to resign from the school board.

Now Gerald “Jerry” R. Deluca, an investigator in the Coeymans police department, working under the supervision of Gregory Darlington, both sworn to serve and protect the law, order and morals of the community, Deluca, formerly president of the RCS school board and obvously a feckless defender of the welfare of Ravena-Selkirk-Coeymans children and youth [LOL], and his consort then Cathy Long in her previous marriage–the word on the street is she became pregnant in her adultery and had to resign from the board–, now calling herself Cathy Deluca (make the connection yet?), are continuing their legacies of shamelessness and scandal, pointing their fingers at anyone and everyone on the RCS school board, even making attacks on their family members! (This seems to be a local modus operandi in the Smalbany area; it’s a particularly low-life way of negotiating or managing conflict, don’t you think?)

Can you pick out the on-duty Coeymans investigator?

Sidebar: The Coeymans Police Deparment sports a telling image on their Police Blotter Page called “oldlady_jail_mugshot_scared“. Now that’s great taste! But it does say something of the mentality of the Coeyman’s Police Department and their respect for the dignity of citizens.

Coeymans Police Blotter Graphic

It might appear at first glance to be “funny” in a depraved sort of way but it’s really very ugly, makes you think of a bunch of bullies, doesn’t it?  (image source: Coeymans Police Blotter).

Deluca and Deluca (Long) put the sour in “sour grapes!” Caught in their depraved sexual liaisons but not having the good taste to lay low as all good harlots and pimps do, appearing only when the sun goes down, D&D continue their depravity unabashed! Blind to their own scandal, they now seek to find scandal in everyone else, after all, how bad can adultery be, anyway? But here’s the real kicker: Guess who was elected by the residents of the RCS community to take Ms Deluca’s (Long’s) place on the board. If you guessed  Rodney Krzykowski, you’re right! Making any connections? Still wondering why they’re targeting Mr Krzykowski?

As reported in a recent Times Union article (March 26, 2012), reporter D. Roman writes: “At the Jan. 24 school board meeting, former member Cathy DeLuca, who is also the police investigator’s wife, demanded Krzykowski either resign or be suspended from the board because of his tax issues…”I’d like to know why the board has allowed Mr. Krzykowski to be purposely delinquent on his taxes for more than five years and yet sits on the finance board and on this school board,” she said.” Yeah, Ms Deluca, having back taxes sure is like getting pregnant in adultery! Right “police investigator’s wife.” Right on…keep talking.

The article continues, “No one on the board responded, and they moved on to the next matter.” Nothing like being snubbed and ignored, right Cath’.  “Let him/her who is without sin cast the first stone ” (John 8:7).  According to Holy Scripture, the punishment for adultery, a capital offence, was stoning of both parties [“If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die.” (Deuteronomy 22:22) and “If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife–with the wife of his neighbor–both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.” (Leviticus 20:10)]. While that is really a bit over the top and no one really believes that Biblical justice could or should be exacted today, I know of no mention of the “crime” of back taxes!

It’s amazing! The Times Union’s Crime Confidential: Coverage of crime and corruption in the Capital Region actually posts a piece entitled: Click this link Is adultery making a comeback? Can you imagine my surprise when I found that one. Go to the site and check out the comments; they say it all!  But, Hey! That’s Ms Roman’s moniker, Crime Confidential, isn’t it? (Check out her short TU bio at Dayelin Roman.)

Another voice chiming in with the infernal Deluca and Deluca (formerly Long) is the Bartlett pair, Amy and Dave Bartlett, friends of the Deluca pair, and apparently also co-conspirators. The Bartletts joined the Deluca woman in assailing the RCS school board, according to the Roman article.

We could ask Town of Coeymans Police Chief, Gregory Darlington about the leaks in his department or about the fitness to serve of at least one of his officers but we’d unlikely get a response; we’d more than likely get a bullying threat. We might also ask Mr Darlington about his wife’s position with Albany County D.A. David Soares office. Now back to the leaks to the Times Union and the targeting of Mr  Rodney Krzykowski. Any answers, ladies, gentlemen?

It seems to me that unless someone with some perverse sense of influence and power may have some connections with Albany and with the Times Useless this story may never have broken, but then the TU will gobble up any kind of chum to sell a page. What’s up with the local rags, the News Herald and the Daily Mail? They’re supposed to keeping tabs on these communities, not really the priority of the premier Albany rag is it? Has the News Herald and the Daily Mail suddenly run out of ink, gone deaf, dumb and blind to the real scandals in their communities?

Let’s be clear: Once word gets out to the thousands, tens of thousands someone’s going to be accountable for the injustice, the unfairness, the lack of leadership: the sewer rats that come out only under cover of darkness won’t be able to do their dirty work. Wretched little rodents!

I guess I’ll close with another citation for all of you good Jews and Christians: On the authority of the New Testament, those who must be held to higher standards and yet lead other lives, were called “hypocrites;” see Matthew 6:2, 5, 16, Matthew 15:7, Matthew 22:18, Matthew 23:13, 15, 23, 25, 27, 29, Matthew 24:51, Mark 7:6 and Luke 13:15. Need I say more?

It’s gotta get uglier before it gets better when the culprits start attacking innocent parties and bystanders–like the sitting board members’ and their families. That’s really dirty pool but it’s they way they play the game in the Town of Coeymans.

I don’t think it’s necessary to draw a picture of the connections in this hellish circle of iniquity but in Ravena/Coeymans the hypocrisy has become stuck in their genes, probably due to the adulterous inbreeding or maybe it’s the effects of GE’s toxic waste flowing by in the Hudson. Maybe Dayelin Roman, star backwoods reporter at the Times Union, might have more of all the answers?

(Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Board of Education Proceedings of 28 February 2012 can be viewed in streaming video at Public Meeting. I’d like you to watch especially for the resident who got up and complimented and profusely thanked the board for their dedication and fine work. Of course, Ms Roman of the Times Useless never mentioned that, did she?)

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The Times Union Newspaper: Print Bullyism

If Albany, New York, a.k.a. Smalbany is aptly characterized as a one-horse town it’s just as accurate to characterize it as a one-source town for its news, too. When there’s an hegemony in any system, there’s abuse and it’s even more true when that power is used to misinform and to shape the public’s opinions.

The Times Union is Albany’s one-source printed news (also online, of course) and is a company of the Hearst Corporation. Heard enough yet? It gets much worse, still!

Like a huge squid pumping black ink into the waters to hide its own ugliness and to blind anything in its reach, the Times Union dominates the news scene in Albany and in its reign of tyrannical terror, has the people and the city’s institutions in a strangle hold.

The Times Useless as it’s popularly known in the area is a specialist in pulp fiction journalism and newsprint bullyism. While struggling to keep itself alive and its journalist bullies in jobs while confronted by an already illiterate public increasingly getting its information online, it epitomizes the worst in scandalous tabloid reporting and its inept journalists–from the food critics to the crime reporters–have perfected the notion of newsprint bullyism.

Times Union (Useless) Journalist at Work

Since nothing really happens in Albany–when it does it’s usually bad and the politicos and the reporters need to keep it pretty–the ace reporters at the Times Useless have to keep busy and they do manage: they usually go out and pick on some poor bastard who can’t fight back and has no voice. Why not? If you go after anything larger it’s liable to bite back or sue!

Recent case in point: One of the Times Useless’ star reporters (that’s meant to be sarcasm) obviously

Dayelin Roman - Bully-ette - and Times Useless "Crime Confidential" blogger. Pulp-fiction Journalist

had nothing to do so she, Dayelin Roman, some import from Florida turns from her backwoods assignments and sets her sights on a local pioneer spirit,  who has the cojones to stand up and fight the system (Anyone remember the Boston Tea Party? Taxation without representation?) and libels him to the point of calling him a “terrorist”! Does it matter that the people who know him best in his community chose to elect him to the school board? Hell No!  Ms Dayelin has to trash him, his reputation, and his good work. Together with a couple of local psycho vigilantes she’s out to destroy something and Rodney’s on the menu today. This is typical of what the Times Useless is doing….not to mention the fact that like the old padded wad of 20’s (remember that trick? You wrap a $20 bill around a wad of plain paper to make people think you’re loaded. Well that’s what the Times Useless does: Old news wrapped around a core of advertisements and rubbish.). Well, read the entire piece at Times Union is a Bully. Where’s Rodney supposed to go to respond? Answer: Nowhere. Bully’s knocked him flat.

Not the first time, certainly not the last time. But if Mr Rodney Krzykowski can’t fight back, some of us will stand up for him!

Stay tuned for more on the Times Useless as this blog develops.

Read my Letter to the Editor submitted on March 30, 2012 at Newsprint Bullies.

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