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Board of Education Member James “Hadji” Latter: Is he paying his fair share of property taxes?

In the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District, the name James “Hadji“* Latter has a murky history. He’s been able to stay on the RCS-CD Board of Education for a number of years now, not because of his tidy background and performance record, but because the RCS-CD is just a corrupt and manipulated as any other “elected” body in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk/Albany County region, including New Baltimore and Greene County. But New Baltimore, although in Greene County, pays a portion of their property taxes to support the bloated budget of the RCS-CD and the idiotic programs approved by a board of back-scratchers and cronies.

* “Hadji” is our nickname for James Latter II because of his close associations with the Saudi Arabian company SABIC.

We have reported in the past about Latter’s questionable conduct on the board but when you are dealing with a group who love their power to spend public money, and then ask for more and then make decisions that affect the school age young people in the district and their futures. It’s hard for them to let go and share the responsibility or even to acknowledge and consult the public. Absolute power corrupts absolutely, and the RCS Central School District Board of Education is no exception. Least of all Mr James Latter II.

That’s why, when a local resident drew our attention to the parking and traffic situation in the Village of Ravena in connection with our recent investigation of Village of Ravena Code Enforcement and, while guiding us around on the grand tour of the many Village of Ravena parking opportunities — in no less than six public parking areas less than one block from the commercial district of Village Center —, and that resident pointed out and commented on a particularly ostentatious eyesore of recent construction on a large lot on Aluise Drive, just in back of the huge lot owned by the Roman Catholic Church of St Patrick, we got curious.

That’s when sitting RCS Central School District Board of Education member James J. “Hadji” Latter II again waddled into the spotlight in his usual murky and questionable style.

You see, Latter and wifey, Amanda C. (Mrs Hadji) purchased two large adjacent lots (total acreage 6.5 acres, cost $101,000) on Aluise Drive in the Village. The lots were previously owned by the Roman Catholic Church of Saint Patrick (Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany) but were sold off and Latter was in the pews ready to close the deal. Was that because former BoE member and crooked cop Gerald “Dirty Hands Jery” Deluca was high up in the Church’s lay administration and an insider? Probably. Latter and “Dirty Hands” Jerry were thick as flies on fresh summer sh*t. So here we have another questionable business deal in Ravena, Home of the Incest Club, and the Roman Catholic Church of Saint Patrick, an Incest Club meeting place, probably brokered by “Dirty Hands Jerry” Deluca before he was forced out (“resigned”) of the Coeymans Police Department with former dunce Coeymans Police Chief Gregory “Dumplin” Darlington was canned (“retired”), and disgraced town/village justice Phil Crandall was elected to be Coeymans Town Supervisor. You really can’t make this stuff up!!!

Our investigations to date have revealed the following interesting and questionable situations. But please note: This information is preliminary and is based on our research in the Village of Ravena and the Town of Coeymans using immediately available information, that is, information we could get on the spot without the formal F.O.I.L procedure (demanding production of public access documents and information under the provisions of the New York State Public Officers Law), and our vetting of that information on official New York state tax online sites. We have demanded the production of documents that will provide finer details of the transactions and Mr Latter’s operations but that may take some time, given Mr Latter’s position and his “friends” in Village and Town offices.

The properties are listed in the official property tax documents as belonging to James and Amanda Latter of 13 Laura Drive, Ravena, New York. Note that address because we’ll be returning to that information shortly.

James “Hadji” and Amanda Latter posing with Hillary Clinton.
Birds of a feather…!

New York State Law Requires the Assessor to Assess Property Under Construction

In some states a new construction is not subject to assessment for tax purposes until it is completed and a certificate of occupancy is issued. The situation in New York State is different, however, here in New York state there is the so-called partial assessment.

Sitting Board of Education Member James Latter’s new house he will be sharing with teacher wife Amanda Latter.
It’s at 9 Aluise Drive in Ravena, in back of St Patrick’s Church.

New construction assessments are placed on the assessment roll based on the partial market value if the construction is in process or the market value of the completed construction as of March 1st, and that assessment is used to compute the school tax bill issued in September and the county, town, and special district tax bill issued the following January.

9 Aluise Drive. Behind St Patricks RC Church and next to the P.B. Coeymans Elementary School.

In the case of a partial assessment, the market value of the home is determined by using the completion percentage of the construction as of March 1st. If the construction is partially complete as of March 1st, the assessment will represent only a percentage of the total property tax assessment when the construction is completed.  A partial assessment will be place on the tax roll as a “partial”, and increased each year until the construction is 100% complete.

In New York State, the assessor is required to value the property exactly as he or she finds it on taxable status date, that is on March 1st. The Assessor is required by New York State law to value property in its condition on that date. A partially completed building will receive a partial assessment based on its estimated percentage of completion as of March 1st. If your house is under construction on March 1, its estimated percentage of completion on that date will be the basis for the assessment

The property was assessed at a time when the progress of the entire construction project was measured and recorded as a partial assessment. An assessment calendar requires that a property review be based on where the progress of the construction is at the time, and the assessment be based on the progress at the cut-off date on the calendar year. The property has to appear on the tax roll for taxes to be paid in the following year.

The law would require that the Latter construction be assessed in it’s state of construction on March 1st. It was not. This partial assessment procedure was not followed in Latter’s case and Latter’s property was not assessed in part while under construction and, though completed, the Town of Coeymans Assessor was unaware of the construction and the property has not yet been assessed! Mr Latter is not paying his fair share of property taxes. Mr Latter is not paying his fair share of his school taxes to the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District. Mr Latter should be required to resign from his position on the Board of Education for such malconduct.


We did some research and found that the latest tax information on the property at 9 Aluise Drive in Ravena doesn’t show a thing about any new construction and lists it as vacant land. But there’s a house on it that looks as if it’s market value would be at least $200,000!!! What is the deal here? We all have to pay our property taxes and a big part of those taxes go to the schools. Latter is on the Board of Education and decides on the school budget and how much we have to pay but it looks like he’s scamming the Town of Coeymans, whose Assessor wasn’t even aware the house was there — even though you can almost see it from Coeymans Town Hall!!!

Extract of New York State Real Property Report for one of the Latter Lots (where the house is standing).

New York State real property tax assessment law requires that a new construction be assessed as a partial assessment if it’s not completed by the date of March 1st of any year. That means that whatever part of Latter’s house that was completed by March 1, 2018, should have been assessed at that percentage of the total value of the house. But it wasn’t and we all want to know Why?

Another inconsistency is this: James Latter and Amanda Latter list their address of record as being 13 Laura Lane in the Village of Ravena. A bit more research shows that 13 Laura Lane in the Village of Ravena is owned by Anthony and Ann Carrk, not by the Latters. True, the Latters could be renting from Amanda’s parents all these years but isn’t that a stretch? Could be true, though. Maybe Jimmy “Hadji” or Amanda could shed some light on this question. Or maybe Anthony or Ann Carrk can explain the living conditions and how so many could be living in that tiny hovel on Laura Lane.

13 Laura Lane and 9 Aluise Drive. Where do the Latters live?

If you ask the Village of Ravena Building Department Joe Burns, he willl tell you that they issue the building permit for new constructions, do the code enforcement inspections, and when the construction is done, they issue the certificate of occupancy. The Town of Coeymans Sole Assessor Dawn DeRose will tell you that they are notified by the Village of Ravena when the construction is finished. But that’s doesn’t explain why a partial assessment of the Latters’ property wasn’t done by the Town of Coeymans according the New York State Real Property Law. You’d think Town of Coeymans Sole Assessor Dawn DeRose would know better.

This just in: According to a very simple document provided to the Town of Coeymans by the Village of Ravena entitled “Village of Ravena, Building Projects Completed in July 2018” the Village of Ravena provides a one-liner notification of Latter’s construction project. That’s all. The document provides only the following information:

The Bare Bones Provided to the Town of Coeymans Assessor.

The above document provided by the Town of Coeymans in response to a F.O.I.L. demand clearly shows that Latter’s new construction was likely completed by March 2018 and is valued at $300,000. Even if it were not completed it would have been substantially completed and should have been assessed and on the tax rolls!!! It is not. A 1728 square foot two-story home with attached garage can represent a pretty fair amount of tax revenue, even if only subject to a partial assessment. Our question is: Why wasn’t the information provided to the Town of Coeymans Assessor when the building permit was issued? Why was it provided only after a Certificate of Occupancy was issued on July 3, 2018!!! Latter saved a pretty penny thanks to the Village of Ravena’s substandard reporting procedures. We’re certain the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance will be very interested in this case and will likely want to investigate how many other similar cases have gotten past the Assessor and the Tax Department.

Ravena will tell you it’s not their problem because they don’t have an assessor; the assessments are done by the Town of Coeymans Assessor. Coeymans will tell you that they don’t police the Village of Ravena and the Village of Ravena has to tell Coeymans what’s going on so that the assessor can do his assessments. Latter will likely tell us that he doesn’t know anything about all this. Sounds like a really shady case of finger-pointing or passing the buck here, now that the cat’s hit the fan and yet another problem in Village of Ravena-Town of Coeymans communications is revealed. Don’t you think it’s high time the Village and the Town started communicating? Now the community is losing property tax money from a select few that managed to drop below the assessment radar. That’s just not fair and it’s not legal. Someone has to answer for this illegal conduct and investigate how many other similar cases have cheated the Town out of tax dollars.

This is another case for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Real Property Division, and the Office of the New York State Comptroller. Rest assured they’ll be informed of all relevant details.

Do the Village or Ravena and the Town of Coeymans need a Special Audit?

But isn’t Latter a Board of Education member elected by the deaf-dumb-and-blind voters of the Town of Coeymans? Doesn’t he put together the school budget that gets funded in major part by our property taxes as assessed by the Office of the Assessor. And isn’t Latter a so-called “financial analyst” at SABIC? Wouldn’t you expect him to know about property taxes, assessments, etc.?

Ignorance is no excuse
Village and Town are Accessories.


Editor’s Aside: Diverting a bit from Mr James “Hadji” Latter’s past malconduct while a Board of Education member and later as president of the Board of Education that ranged from violations of confidentiality to a laundry list of questionable conduct and associations, he seems to have allied himself with a clique that manages to get elected no matter what. Probably by friends and family and a bit of influence peddling. But Latter is a decision maker on the Board of Education that hires the Superintendent of Schools for the RCS Central School District who runs the schools and manages the teachers. Latter’s Board hired a former principal/teacher from the RCS high-school as Superintendent at an astronomical salary, and others in turn to other posts.

“Hadji” Latter and his cronies have considerable influence on what gets taught by whom in our schools but he is obviously a supporter of Hillary Clinton. What’s worse still, is the fact that he is employed as a financial analyst at the Saudi Arabian company SABIC!!!

The SABIC flag flying near one of the company’s cogeneration towers in Feura Bush.

SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) is a Saudi diversified manufacturing company, active in petrochemicals, chemicals, industrial polymers, fertilizers, and metals. It is the largest public company in Saudi Arabia, as listed in Tadawul, but the Saudi government still owns 70% of its shares. SABIC is also the largest listed company in the Middle East. Private shareholders are from Saudi Arabia and other countries of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Saudi SABIC

While Saudi Arabia is often a secondary source of funds and support for terror movements who can find more motivated and ideologically invested benefactors (e.g. Qatar), Saudi Arabia arguably remains the most prolific sponsor of international Islamist terrorism, allegedly supporting groups as disparate as the Afghanistan Taliban, Al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Al-Nusra Front. Saudi Arabia is said to be the world’s largest source of funds and promoter of Salafist jihadism, which forms the ideological basis of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda, Taliban, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan) and others.

This is one of the guys you elected to run your school system!!!


We’re staying on top of this one and will publish the information provided by the Village of Ravena and the Town of Coeymans in response to our F.O.I.L demands as it becomes available.

Yes. We know.
But let’s see what you say when the cat hits the fan.
JUST PAY YOUR TAXES!!!
The Editor

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2018 in 19th Congressional District, 20th Congressional District, Accountability, Albany, Amanda Latter, Ann Carrk, Anthony Carrk, Assessment, Bill Bailey, Board of Education Member, Brian Bailey, Capital District, Church of St Patrick, Code Enforcement Officer, Code Violation, Coeymans, Coeymans Assessor, Coeymans Code Enforcement, Columbia-Greene Media, Daily Mail, Donna Degnen, Fair Play, Gerald Deluca, Gordon Bennett, Government, Greene County News, Henry Traver, Incompetence, James Latter, James Latter II, Jason Hyslop, Jeff Ruso, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Joe Burns, Joe Tanner, John B. Johnson, Joseph Burns, Joseph Tanner, Mark Vinciguerra, Mayor "Mouse", Mayor "Mouse" Misuraca, Michael J. Biscone, Moose Misuraca, Nancy Biscone-Warner, Nancy Warner, Nancy Warner, New Baltimore Assessor, New York, New York State, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, News Herald, NYS Assembly, NYS Comptroller Audit, NYS Senate, Office of the Comptroller, Official Misconduct, Partial Assessment, Phil Crandall, Property Taxes, Public Corruption, Public Office, Public Safety, Ravena, Ravena Building Inspector, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central School District, Ravena News Herald, RCS Board of Education, RCS Central School District, RCS School Superintendant, RCS Superintendent of Schools, Real Property Tax Law, Sabic, Sante Debacco, Selkirk Cogen, Shame On You, Smalbany, Tax Avoidance, Tax Evasion, Tax Evasion, Taxation, Thomas E. Dolan, Tom Dolan, Village of Ravena, Village of Ravena Building Department, William Bailey, William Bailey, William Misuraca, William Misuraca, Zoning Enforcement Officer

 

Theft, Malicious Mischief, Damage to Property, Trespassing: And you call yourself a retired Marine?!?!

— We Rarely Publish Letters in their Entirety but this Letter Really Needs to Get Out to Our Readers for Two Reasons:

  1. Someone locally is hiding his/her criminal behaviour behind a mask of pseudo-patriotism and tarnishing an honorable armed force, the United States Marine Corps.

  2. The victims have provided the Coeymans police with enough evidence to choke a horse; let’s see if they can handle an investigation, arrest, prosecution now that they’ve been handed everything but the perpetrator himself!

Done Like a Thief in the Night, not like a Marine

Done Like a Thief in the Night, not like a Marine

Call it a test, call it a challenge. Call it whatever you want but we are calling on the Coeymans police department to investigate, arrest, and on the Coeymans town court to prosecute and sentence the thief, vandal, and trespasser who is maligning the tradition of the United States Marine Corps. Here’s the full text of the letter we’ve been asked to publish:


WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN FLAG?

 Animated_Flag

The majestic 7×14 foot flag on the 40 foot high flag pole when raised was an exciting day for my family and our community. The symbolic American Flag for all to honor as they pass by. Quietly expressive, a daily reminder of our responsibility to protect the constitution, honor those who have served and died for this country, and be thankful that each of us has the opportunity to have opinions and fight for our rights and freedom.

SEVERAL DAYS AGO THIS FLAG WAS STOLEN—THE CABLES HOLDING THE FLAG WERE CUT, ALSO TAKEN, A NOTE WAS LEFT By the Perpetrator, Trespasser, but he/she did not have the decency or guts to sign their name… The note read   “USMC RETIRED” [Editor’s Note: But the moron who left the note left it on a letter from a social services agency with identifying information on the back!]

WHOEVER YOU ARE, DO NOT INSULT THE MARINE CORPS. MY BROTHER WAS A MARINE AND DIED FOR THIS COUNTRY!   Your behavior is not that of a Marine.

A REAL MARINE would have shown respect, honesty integrity.   A REAL MARINE would not trespass, sneak onto someone else’s property when no one was there; purposefully damage property and steal the AMERICAN FLAG which they had no right to take.

A REAL MARINE would have stopped to ask if we knew the bottom of the flag was torn, and if we needed help to take it down considering the high winds and weather.

If YOU had taken the appropriate action – to contact us – You would have been informed that the reason the flag was still up, even though bottom stripe was torn due to high (30+miles an hour) winds, was that it was too dangerous to take it down. But most important, YOU would have been told that we felt it was better to wait until more clement weather so as not to cause additional damage to the flag —it would be impossible to prevent Flag from falling on the ground with high winds; you would have been informed that we already had a replacement flag and as soon as the weather permitted, the flag would be replaced. You would have been THANKED for expressing your concern for the flag we love and respect.

BUT NO! YOU took it upon yourself to TRESPASS, DESTROY PROPERTY, AND STEAL! You, who were so concerned about ONE tear……   god knows how damaged the flag was when you cut the cables allowing the flag to fall 40 feet to the ground/mud with the high winds of this week-end.   Your indignant, iniquitous, self-righteous behavior apparently has overridden your senses on what is truly correct and legal behavior, in regard to OUR GREAT NATIONS FLAG! You’re not a Marine, you’re a common thief, a criminal acting under cover of darkness!

That is why I cannot respect you, an individual who is a sneak and a liar PLEASE DONOT TRY TO JUSTIFY YOUR ABERRANT BEHAVIOR ON YOUR purporting to be a “RETIRED MARINE” . This is an insult to those who exhibit honor, respect for others, tolerance, bravery and integrity, not only in battle, but in their daily actions.

RETURN THE FLAG so it can be properly cared for.   HAVE THE COURAGE TO ADMIT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE!  ACT LIKE A MARINE: HAVE SOME GUTS!

To all who may read this, a reward is being offered for true, reliable information regarding this theft and disrespect towards the AMERICAN FLAG! Contact number 265-0745.

Thank you and GOD BLESS AMERICA!       Joseph Vadney,   Ann Marie Vadney and Family (the location of the flag was 1627 US Rt. 9W Selkirk)

 


 When we read stuff like this and we have to report stuff like the Deluca frauds, the violation of constitutional rights by elected officials and law enforcement officers, people who have taken oaths to defend the Constituion of the United States. When we have to report what’s going on in our village, town and city halls, the scandal, the disgrace, we are truly ashamed of the hypocrisy of those who have the gall, the nerve to call themselves Americans!

Men and women of honor do not break the law in the name of pseudo-patriotism and do not disgrace the men and women of the US Marine Corps by stamping their criminal activity with “Retired Marine.”

The Coeymans police department now has a duty and an obligation to this community to apprehend this criminal and to exhibit him for what he is: a thief, a coward, a despicable fraud and a dishonor to this community!

Thief! You bear the shame of a naked rat!

Thief! You bear the shame of a naked rat!

 

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This just in: We’re investigating the unconfirmed report that Coeymans police officer Danielle Crosier — Crosier is also a police security officer or “RSO” at the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk high-school — has allegedly been apprehended or charged with DUI/DWI. It seems that it is the current buzz at the RCS high-school. If anyone has any information regarding this report, please contact this blog as soon as possible or send the Editor an e-mail at rcs.confidential@gmail.com.

 
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Raped by the Coeymans Police Department!

 


Of course, any Town of Coeymans official or member of the Coeymans Police Department has the opportunity to deny, correct, to clarify any of the statements made in this article. All he or she has to do is leave a comment. We want to hear what you have to say.


Thieves in Law Enforcement And They're Robbing Us Blind!!!

Thieves in Law Enforcement
And They’re Robbing Us Blind!!!

This just in from one of our informants:

Just a few tidbits happening at Coeymans PD.
 
blehOfficer Ryan Johnson who is supposed to be working for the DEA full-time (but is paid through our town of Coeymans tax dollars – not the DEA), and who can be found hanging out at the Coeymans PD all day and even being allowed to pick up OT shifts has now been promoted to Sargeant at Coeymans PD.  Now you need to ask how it is that he can be a FT employee of the DEA (and just had his contract extended with the DEA) and now be promoted to Sargeant at Coeymans PD also – Isn’t this “double dipping”????   It just goes to show that the bad cops always come out on top! But only if the Coeymans town council allow it! The Coeymans town council has ultimate supervisory authority over the Coeymans Police Department and it’s idiot dodo chief, Darlington. So why don’t we ask what in hell is going on in that looney-bin of a town hall?

(Who exactly is paying Johnson? What is the contract with the DEA? Does the DEA reimburse Coeymans for Johnson’s time? What is he doing all day at the Coeymans p.d.? Why does he charge overtime if he’s working for the DEA? What was the basis of his promotion? Number of citizen complaint? Number of civil rights violations? Let’s get some answers, people!)

AGAIN: We say put a moratorium, a stop to any major decisions, including any promotions, especially in the Coeymans police department, until the new town board takes over in January.

Me RCO Me Want OT!

Me SRO
Me Want OT!

Coeymans police officer Danielle Crosier is getting all the OT she could possibly want or “create” as the RCS Central School District “School Resource Officer.” But the kids are still doing all the enforcement work and stopping the bullying in the schools.   When have you ever found it necessary for an SRO to ride the school bus with the football players after hours to an away-game and guess what – She was paid OT for this trip.  How long will it be before we hear about the sexual escapades with the hot-and-horny athletes?!? School Resource Officer? Sounds to us like it’s a goldmine for a rookie female cop whose panties are too tight!  Get that little vixen out of the school and put the teachers and administrators to work! That’s what they’re being paid to do! This isn’t the Bronx or Queens, its Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk! Why do we need police officers in our school corridors?!? (We should ask the working breeder-pairs, not parents, parents parent, but breeder-pairs. They breed them but don’t parent them—the same ones who voted the current RCS teachers board to be the RCS board of education. LOSERS!)

(Why was officer Danielle Crosier making the trip with the team? Was there some suspicion of criminal activity? Was Crosier in uniform? Was Crosier carrying a weapon? Was Crosier in the men’s locker room? Why did the team need Crosier to make the trip with them? Who approved the overtime? Who approved the trip?!?)

Aren’t you so glad to see our tax dollars are being so well administered by our trusted elected officials. Tie up Boehm, Rogers and Dolan until after January, when the new Coeymans town board takes over.

The Town of Coeymans is out of control! It seems the Coeymans police department and the Coeymanazis are running things and everyone in the Coeymans p.d. is cashing in. Why is the Town of Coeymans not  accountable to anyone.  The current Coeymans town board and PD are raping each and every one of us and getting away with it.

Abuse of Public Office & Official Misconduct

Coeymans Idea of Financial Responsibility Your money at work in the Coeymans Police Department.

Coeymans’ Idea of Financial Responsibility
Your money at work in the Coeymans Police Department.
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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Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District Served with Notice of Claim: School Violence


Please send this link to your contacts who may be interested in this topic. Link: http://wp.me/p2jPFe-1OT


Abysmal Graduation Rates, Crooked Teachers and Self-Serving School Board, $42 Million Budget, NYS Mandates for Anti-Bullying Training, a New State Law, the Dignity Act, and…

Still Violence in the RCS Schools. WHY?

But it Does if you're a Student in the RCS Schools

But it Does if you’re a
Student in the RCS Schools

That’s an important point of investigation that is very likely to be made when the facts of a recent Notice of Claim come before the courts, and the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District has to cough up an explanation Why? after a history and a pattern of student-on-student violence, attacks, ambushes, even suicide attempts have been allowed to continue!

An outraged parent recently served a complex Notice of Claim on the RCS-CSD asking just those questions and demanding, among other things, answers. Seems that a school district with a budget consistently larger than that of local municipalities combined and the biggest employer of morons in the area should be able to come up with the right answers. But looking at what we have to deal with in terms of teachers (if Martin Case or Matthew Miller or Brian Bailey are to be taken as examples) or support staff (like Rocco Persico, a school psychologist on the RCS payroll) or even principals like Pam Black or  Brian Bailey, well-liked (Why? Because he’s a dolt! A wingnut! That’s why he was made assistant superintendent for curriculum: to get the dolt, the wingnut out of the school! Wake up!), the causes are obvious.

Before the most recent board of education elections when the board was literally drowned with new teachers-clique members by re-electing of all people James Latter (known best for his abuses and breaches of confidentiality), Peter Brown of the Mary Partridge-Brown/Matthew Miller odd-couple (Now it appears it’s a threesome. Patrick E. Brown, of Brown & Weinraub, an Albany law firm, Mary Miller’s — Oops! Brown’s — husband, was elected but we know all too well who’s really on the RCS board of education: Matthew Miller, double-dipping teacher and teachers union rep), and newbie Jason Hyslop, a space-occupying lesion on the board, similar to a Edward “Teddy” Reville (drowsy-dog; and his name is not “Teddy”). So out of 9 seats on the school board, 6 are now occupied by teachers or member married to a teacher, or teacher tools (Brown & Hyslop). Can you tell where this board is heading? Does Latter’s wife or Miller’s wife get the principal’s position they’ve been hankering for but never got because they’re incompetent?

Well, back to the Notice of Claim… (Click here to read it in it’s entirety: Polyak Notice of Claim polyak_redacted; see also Village of Ravena, Town of Coeymans Police Department Served with Notices of Claim).

For six years Mr John Vadney and his colleagues on the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District board of education fought against the teachers clique on that school board to redirect attention from the administrators’ and teachers’ pockets to student safety and education.  While the teachers clique had the majority on the board under the closet guidance of the teachers union, New York State Teachers United (NYSUT) and its local representative, Matthew J. Miller, a high-school science teacher, who at the time was double-dipping to the tune of $18,000 a year from the school budget and on a reduced teaching load (and still is) so that he could (and still can) do his union work on the school budget tab, members James Latter, Alice Whalen, Howard Engel, and previously Gerald Deluca and Cathy Deluca (subsequently voted off the board) saw to it that the teachers and administrators were well taken care of while graduation rates in the RCS high-school plummeted and school violence thrived.

Once the non-teachers were voted into the majority, positive things started to happen in the RCS school district and Mr John Vadney and his team were able to make considerable progress in getting rid of the incompetent local teachers’ choice superintendent Elizabeth “Betsy” Smith and hiring Dr Allen R. McCartney to come in and clean things up. Matthew Miller and the teachers clique vehemently opposed McCartney’s hire but were overruled by those with the best interests of the district, Vadney, Robbins, Sylvester, Krzykowsky, and Lukens.

Total lies; total business as usual for the teachers union and the teachers clique.

dirty little lies

The teachers clique and their moles on the Coeymans police department (Gregory Darlington, Kerry Thompson (Darlington’s brother-in-law, and Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca) attempted everything to discredit the non-teachers on the board of education from framing the then board president, John Vadney, to intimidating Jeff Lukens when he came to his son’s defense (as any father would do), to libeling and slandering Rodney Krzykowski for exercising his civil rights, to even inciting bullyism or retaliation on the children of board members. Readers will certainly recall how one student thug ambushed and injured Mr Vadney’s son as he entered the high-school—but that was kept neatly under wraps and, when Vadney’s wife filed a Notice of Claim for the incident, the “Friends of RCS” the teachers clique electioneering arm, the Delucas, Mary Partridge-Brown (wife of lawyer Patrick Brown, now a RCS board of education member) spread the misinformation that Vadney was suing the school district. Total lies; total business as usual for the teachers union and the teachers clique. For the “Fiends of RCS” if it’s illegal or immoral or unethical, it’s OK. And they were elected to the majority on the board of education and promptly took full credit for all the good that Vadney, Sylvester, Robbins, Krzykowski, and Lukens were able to get jump started—such as improving the graduation rates and getting school safety underway, complying with state mandates for anti-bullying programs and training, etc., financial responsibility, accountability, and transparency — all opposed by the teachers clique, James Latter, Alice Whalen, Howard Engel, Edward “TeddyReville, on the board and now joined by Patrick Brown (that is, Matthew Miller and NYSUT) and James Hyslop!

prevent child abuseThe Vadney board was student-centered, not teacher-centered as it is now. The Vadney board focused on keeping students on track, and above all, safe! But the teachers clique, getting more and more defensive and desperate as time went on, unanimously opposed anything the non-teachers proposed, And it’s not as if no one ever heard of the bullying in the RCS schools or of the Dignity Act passed by the NYS legislature in order to make school personnel accountable and responsible for preventing bullying. Anyone with two eyes to see with and two ears to hear with couldn’t possibly have avoided the regular pleas of Mr Laszlo POLYAK at almost every RCS board of education meeting pleading with the superintendent, the teachers, the administrators to do something about the violence in the schools. Mr Polyak was a regular speaker addressing the superintendent and the board asking when they were going to comply with the requirements of the Dignity Act (principals and school administrators were dragging their feet when required to start-up training programs and enforcement of the Act in the RCS schools).

And then Mr Polyak’s own daughter is brutalized during a recess period while supposedly under the supervision of an aid. And she was attacked and injured by a well-known offender who was known to have done the very same thing a number of times in the past!

So, readers, when gentle, then in-your-face New-York-style persuasion doesn’t work and you’re ignored, your child is injured, it’s time to take some serious in-your-face New-York-style legal steps. And that’s what Mr Polyak was forced to do when he filed his Notice of Claim. The violence in our schools must stop and if it takes a $10 million lawsuit to do it, What the hey! Go for it if it’s the only think this school district understands (besides its $10 million the teachers union and the crooks in the school system won’t get their dirty hands on!)

The Vadney Board made it happen and got the wheels rolling but the Vadney board didn’t have enforcement powers in the schools, the administrators, teachers and principals had that. Nor did the board have police power or the authority to compel the local police, the Coeymans Police Department, to do their job and get proactive in terms of prevention of the violence and enforcing or collaborating (with what?) in compliance with the Dignity Act! If the RCS schools were non-compliant, slow to implement the procedures, indifferent to the violence, the Coeymans Police were just as guilty. Some of the duties of the town of Coeymans Police chief Gregory Darlington, according to his job description, are:

  • Administers and directs the operation of the police department;
  • Recommends organizational changes to the Town Board and directs necessary procedural changes;
  • Keeps Town Board abreast of major developments in law enforcement that affect department activities;
  • Represents the department at conferences and meetings;
  • Thorough knowledge of New York State Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law and all local laws and ordinances, regulations pertaining to police work.

Now we don’t think it’s stretching it when we ask: When the Coeymans Police Department has to respond to student-on-student violence, kids with guns in the trunk of their cars in the school parking lot, suicide attempts on school property, known bullying, coaches’ abuse of athletes and parents, violations of FERPA confidentiality (right James Latter?), reports of kids being denied boarding school buses and having to walk along Route 9W to get home, etc. wouldn’t you think the police chief would wake up and smell the coffee—the blood? Wouldn’t you think that the police chief would take the initiative and get proactive with acknowledging the problem? Wouldn’t you think the police chief would reach out to the board of education, to the school district with a plan? Wouldn’t you think the police chief would make an appearance at school board meetings to reassure the public that the problem is a priority for the local police? Maybe. But not in the Coeymans Police Department and not with police chief Gregory “DoDo cop” Darlington. And not with Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca lurking and, together with teacher/union rep Matthew “Matt-the-Mutt” Miller,  harassing local women at BoE meetings.

DUH! Wadda I do? The Coeymans PD's Response

DUH! Wadda I do?
The Coeymans PD’s Response

So the Coeymans Police Department is included in the recent Notice of Claim and rightly so.  If the Coeymans Police Department would act more like a community public service  organization rather than a Gestapo police state band of thugs hell-bent on retaliation, intimidation, and violation of protected civil rights, maybe the Coeymans Police Department and its police chief could avoid being named in lawsuits. Nah! That would require a Coeymans Town Board that did its job, that is, supervise the Coeymans Police Department and it’s police chief, Gregory Darlington, and do some disciplining where needed. But then, if the Town Board started coming down on the Coeymans Police Department, the board members and their families wouldn’t get special consideration and treatment, the felonies and misdemeanors wouldn’t disappear, would they?

 So what’s the deal Coeymans town supervisor Stephen Flach, board members Peter Masti, Thomas Boehm, Thomas Dolan, Dawn Rogers? When are you going to start doing your jobs and ensuring the Coeymans Police Department and its wimpy chief, Gregory Darlington, are doing their jobs, or else?

Mayor John Bruno and councilwoman Nancy Warner are too busy harassing the Teen Center and bitching about kids congregating around the Pulver Street gazebo

dirty tricksAnd then there’s the village of Ravena. The RCS middle and high school are in the jurisdiction of the village of Ravena, aren’t they? So what’s mayor John Bruno and village of Ravena councilpersons Nancy Warner, Martin Case (himself a teacher at the high school!), Rocco Persico (a school psychologist at the high school!) or William Bailey doing while all of this is going on? ANSWER: Not a damned thing! CORRECTION: They’re too busy whining about their water treatment and sewer bills from the town of Coeymans. Mayor John Bruno and councilwoman Nancy Warner are too busy harassing the Teen Center and bitching about kids congregating around the Pulver Street gazebo; they’re too busy cruising the gazebo at weird hours of the nite and getting the Coeymans police in a feeding frenzy over the “No Loitering” law (the subject of another Notice of Claim because the law is unconstitutional and unenforceable!). That’s the extent of the village of Ravena’s response to the violence!

See the recent article (click on the link):  Village of Ravena, Town of Coeymans Police Department Served with Notices of Claim.

More parents should take control and follow Mr Polyak’s lead

 We have already provided a link to the complete Notice of Claim served on the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District and the Coeymans Police Department. If you’re interested in reading it, just click on the link above. We’ve redacted the minor student’s name from the NoC but it’s in all other respects complete as filed. More parents should take control and follow Mr Polyak’s lead. Maybe then the RCS CSD, the town of Coeymans, the Coeymans Police Department, and the village of Ravena will take these important matters more seriously.

You need to do it NOW! The Editor

You need to do it NOW!
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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An Editorial: Where’s the Pioneer Spirit in Ravena-Coeymans?

Intermission: An Editorial Opinion Article

“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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pionee spiritYou Can’t Be Indifferent Once You Read This Blog. You Either Love It Or Hate It. And We Know Exactly Who Hates It.

The two features that characterizes the Blogger and the freedom-loving Americans who contribute to this blog either by writing, commenting, or sending in leads for stories are good old American pioneer spirit and courage. Yes. A pioneer spirit that dares to push the frontiers, to test the mettle, to challenge the powers and the elements. And courage. That virtue that draws the line between cowards and sheeple and those of us who are not afraid to call a crook a crook or to confront a corrupt cop or politician, or to challenge an illegal law. We don’t suck anyone dry. We don’t kick you when you’re down. We don’t pick on kids and old women. We call a spade a spade and shout “Screw P.C.” We tell it like it is!

We are the real Americans in word, deed and spirit.

Do You Have Any?

Do You Have Any?

And what about the rest of you. You eat away your denial and depression. You approach 400 pounds and then cry you have no benefits to cover your heart disease and your diabetes–yours and your fat kids’. Or you isolate yourselves in closed groups or gated communities emphasizing the fact that you’re detached and isolated from the real world. You go to the polls knowing little or nothing about the people you elect and you don’t ask or demand to know. Or you do know them and you’re voting not because they’re good but because they share your own corrupt and misguided ideas about life and society—most of them greed-driven. You go to church on Sunday and promise love of neighbor, and leave church with a strategy on how to screw the living life-blood out of your neighbors on Monday. You close your eyes to the evil around you and so become complicit in it and an accessory to the very crimes and abuse you complain of.

you witness violation of civil rights and scuttling of democracy in your front yard without a whimper

You scream civil rights and democracy but you witness violations of civil rights and scuttling of democracy in your front yard without a whimper, and then beat the war drums when it comes to some distant land you can’t even locate on a map if you had to do so. Democracy begins at home, you know; here it’s long dead so we try to reinvent it elsewhere…and fail.

Americans Have Become The Pussies And The Bullies  Of The International Community

Everyone knows there’s a Constitution and a Bill of Rights but hasn’t a clue what they mean. Sure, all you gun-toting, law-abiding hunters and “sportsmen” scream bloody murder when it comes to your Second Amendment “rights” (that’s the “right to bear arms” one, you know) and are Gung ho!  when it comes to shooting a helpless wild animal or at a painted target; but you’d likely shit your guts out if confronted by a 250 pound 6 foot hairy Syrian with a slingshot, though. Americans have become the pussies and the bullies  of the international community (fact: bullies are really pussies) thanks to the abuse they get at home by their lying, cheating so-called elected officials and law enforcement (fact: bullies were/are victims of abuse). By the way, how many of you overweight armchair heroes out there were ever in uniform, cops included, and we don’t mean a Hot Shops uniform, or a Halloween police costume (Yeah! You! Gregory Darlington and “Dirty-Hands” Jerry Deluca.) And we don’t mean those of you who play the macho Latino superhero…you know, the National Guard desk jockeys who, underneath the macho walk and talk, are pink little pussies.

How Many of You are Pink Pussies?

How Many of You are Pink Pussies?

How many of you actually walk the walk and talk the talk of real liberty, spirit, and American community? Not many from where we’re standing. And you know it’s true. So, what are you going to do about it? Probably get really pissed off at this blog because it’s telling it like it is. AGAIN, STILL. Or are you going to wake up, smell the coffee, and do something about it? Are you going to admit that your Coeymans police department is inefficient, corrupt, even criminal and demand…DEMAND PUBLICLY, that is, that the Coeymans town board take the rudder and do some disciplining and firing. Demand that the Ravena village board and the Coeymans town board remember who elected them and why. Demand hat the town board stop playing cookie-jar to the Coeymans police and stop feeding the money pit they’ve created. How about some transparency—and a new police chief who doesn’t threaten the town clerk’s employees when they obey the laws of New YorkState because doing so might expose Gregory Darlington and Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca and others in the department for the thugs and criminals that they are.

Ravena News Herald/Times Useless Reporter Looking for a Story

Ravena News Herald/Times Useless Reporter Looking for a Story

Maybe somehow, if we all got together and demanded some accountability and some respect for laws in our village and town halls and in our police department we could, just maybe, become a real community instead of a backwater source of scandal for rags like the Times Useless. Maybe if the local “official newspaper,” the Ravena News Herald would print some real local news instead of love-fest reports and news from Schenectady, Rensselaer, and beyond. Maybe if the News Herald were not such a bunch of prostitutes they might even investigate some of the facts we publish and publish them, too. Wouldn’t that be a welcome change? Truth, reality, and real facts in the Times Union and News Herald. Maybe we should say NO! to our village and town hall becoming a family business instead demand a center for excellence in small-town government.

Have a Look a the Real World Outside of Your Constricted, Selfish, Individualistic, Materialistic Pin Heads

This Community Has Become a Bunch of Pinheads

This Community Has Become a Bunch of Pinheads

Do you even know how many of our local official’s sons, daughters, cousins, buddies are actually working in their friends’ and relatives’ departments in the village of Ravena or the town of Coeymans? How many are being given jobs at taxpayer expense and you don’t even know that the village or town is getting them civil service status unlawfully or by lying outright (Right? Mayor Bruno, Nancy Warner, Cathy Deluca). Do you know what that means to you? You will soon because we’re going to be publishing the incestuous connections, the favoritism, the croneyism that’s been festering right under your noses and has been insidiously making this Ravena-Coeymans area a ghost town, a cesspool of corruption, an asylum of denial and fear, just the place where people want their kids to grow up. Right? Maybe those of you who are members of the special clubs like Friends of RCS (Wadda joke!), Save the Arts at RCS, RCS Sports Association, RCS Friends and More should take a step out of the holy of holies of your special little groups and have a look a the real world outside of your constricted, selfish, individualistic, materialistic pin heads! Look around you! Breath the LaFarge air deep into your collapsed lungs! Take a ride down the pothole pocked streets or a swim in them during a heavy rain! Try to find the creeks and waterways your Coeymans code enforcement officer, Laverne “Larry” Conrad, and your local shyster, Michael J. Biscone, have buried and have evaded the attention of the NYS Department of Environmental Corruption! Your tax dollars at work, you know!

Take a closer look at the composition of your Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central School District Board of Education. Did you really intend it to be a nest of self-interested, greedy bastards—most all BoE members are teachers or married to a teacher—who now have control of more than $40,000,000 (yes that’s millions) of tax dollars and how they pad their pockets by appointments of family members and friends? All this while the bullying and student-on-student attacks continue, per student costs are nearly the highest in the state,  and graduation rates remain the lowest in the state! Do you even know how many teachers or relatives of teachers are on your board of education. Or that the very man they cursed and defiled, interim superintendent Allen R. McCartney has no balls and now is a friend of the very people who vociferously demanded he not be hired? By the way, keep a very close eye on the board of education, they’re gradually crowding you, the public, out of the inner circle of information, making decisions behind closed doors without your knowledge and inputs. In other words, the RCS BoE is starting to operate on the corrupt model of the village of Ravena. We’re starting to believe the Ravena syndrome is an infection; the corruption started when the RCS BoE moved into the Ravena offices building, you know! Your tax dollars going into their pockets. How do you feel about that?

Your Coeymans police chief, Gregory Darlington, a mere employee of the town, has threatened the Coeymans town clerk’s office with consequences if the clerk’s office continues to process residents’ F.O.I.L. requests for information about what’s going on in the Coeymans P.D

BoBo & DoDo Off-duty

BoBo & DoDo Off-duty

New York State has laws that say the public has a right to information. One of those laws is the Freedom of Information Law or F.O.I.L. What do you think of the allegation that your Coeymans police chief, a mere employee of the town, has threatened the Coeymans town clerk’s office with consequences if the clerk’s office continues to process residents’ F.O.I.L. requests for information about what’s going on in the Coeymans P.D. The Coeymans police chief, Gregory Darlington, has violated his oath to support, protect, defend the United States Constitution and the laws of the United States and of the State of New York and now he’s threatening the office of the town of Coeymans clerk, a town official ELECTED by the people and who has also taken an oath to support, protect and to defend the Constitution of the United States, if her employees obey the law. Here we have a dumbass fat man threatening a highly experienced, competent, professional woman and her female staff members who are doing their jobs extremely well and in excellent service of the residents of this town. How far are we going to let this garden gnome Darlington and his jelly-belly bimbo-chaser, Deluca, push this community into becoming a police state.

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“Indifferent to truth, willing to use police-state tactics and vulgar libels against inconvenient witnesses, hopeless on health care, and flippant and fast and loose with national security. ― Christopher Hitchens

And then there’s the village of Ravena with its lunatic mummy mayor John Bruno and his band of dithering winged monkeys (Remember the Wizard of Oz?) — Warner, Bailey, Case, Persico, Demitraszek, Deluca — sucking the life out of what was once a vibrant model village community. Ravena has become  a withering, wincing, whining, shadow of a stain on the map of AlbanyCounty. Why? Because the vampires in the Ravena village hall and the Coeymanazis have one thing in mind: squeeze everything and anything of value out of this community and leave the rest to the maggots. Mayor John Bruno and his hatchet woman, Nancy Warner, and the three stooges, William “Bill” Bailey, Martin “Marty” Case, and Rocco Persico, have violated just about every ethical principle, human and constitutional right imaginable. They’ve done this under the gavel of a viscious, lunatic, mendacious, clown of a mayor, John Bruno, supported by the greedy, vile, sweaty, bloated local shyster of the Biscone tribe, Michael J. Biscone, who has attempted just about every evil trick in the book, including attempting to censor freedom of speech at village meetings. (Yes! Reported in the Ravena News Herald in 2009 and more recently on this blog.)

Mr R. Houghtaling, the former very competent Coeymans town supervisor and a very smart man, told Ravena mayor John Bruno to get lost and read him the riot act on the First Amendment and Bruno and jerky-boy, Michael “Fix–a  Felony–for–a-Price” Biscone tucked their impotent tails between their scrawny legs and turn-tailed backed off.

Anything Good Will Contrast So Sharply with What’s Been Going on It Will Show Them Up for the Villains That They Are

Now the John Bruno–Nancy Warner gang are trying to destroy anything good happening in the village of Ravena and the hamlet of Coeymans because anything good will contrast so sharply with what’s been going on it will show them up for the villains that they are.

Of course, the Coeymans police department and Do-Do cop Gregory “Diddling” Darlington jumps on the bandwagon of rights violations, most recent atrocity has been reported here on this blog about the Ravena gazebo and Ravena’s unconstitutional loitering law. They’re trying to get to the adults, again, by using the kids.

How is it that this RCS area has gotten into the despicable and vile habit of pushing their agendas through on the backs of the children of this community. Every nasty scheme and political shenanigan has been either “for the kids,” “about the kids,” or in the case of the Bruno–Warren–Coeymans Police campaign, “against the kids.”

Are Bruno, Warner, and the cops trying to intimidate or retaliate against the kids, the Teen Center?

In fact, we have witness reports about mayor John Bruno, Ravena board member Nancy Biscone-Warner, and the Coeymans police driving by the gazebo multiple times in a single night when the kids are at the Teen Center. Is this passive aggression directed at the kids, the Teen Center? Are Bruno, Warner, and the Coeymans cops trying to intimidate or retaliate against the kids, the Teen Center? Don’t the Coeymans cops have anyone to harass now that the kids are off the streets, enjoying a beautiful place under a caring competent adult’s supervision, staying out of trouble. Are the Coeymans cops getting bored? Are Bruno and Warner afraid something good is happening in town and they don’t have control over it or are not making some sort of profit from it or getting a take? You can figure this out on your own; all you have to do is wake up and see reality around you.

Elections are coming up soon and you have to ask yourselves some very realistic questions:

    • Do you enjoy living under the thumb of a corrupt Albany Democrat machine and its lackeys in Ravena and Coeymans?
    • Are you O.K. with the abuse of the civil service system by the Albany County Civil Service Department under Mr Michael Cummings and the slick way they tried to slip Cathy Deluca in as Fitness Center Director on a non-competitive civil service job title?
    • Do you want to have your village and town governments turned into family businesses like what’s happened in Ravena and what’s happening in the town of Coeymans now?
    • Do you like being left out of the public information links?
    • Do you want to know what’s going on in your community?
    • Do you want the vermin from the village of Ravena insiders club, the very ones who have implemented mayor John Bruno’s ghost town plan and the Biscone plan to own Ravena outright, to get their hooks and claws into the government of the town of Coeymans?
    • Do you really need someone like Martin Case or William Bailey to extend mayor John Bruno’s agenda of scorch-and-burn, then buy cheaply, to the town of Coeymans?
    • Do we really want a Coeymans police department that is sucking the public treasury dry, botching up drug raids (raiding the wrong apartments etc.), that is obstructing justice, that is abusing public office, outright threatening our honest elected officials, intimidating and retaliating, changing this community into a mini-police state because then they can do the bidding of the Brunos and Biscones in the area. Then they can keep everyone quiet–well, not everyone–and in a police state of terror
  • Do your want to give the RCS board of education, now dominated by special-interest crooks and cronies, unsupervised, unmonitored free rein with millions of taxpayer dollars?
  • Since the last so – called election, the RCS board of education is now more of a membership – only club than an elected body; it’s now more of a special-interests lobby (and their interests are not yours!) than a public service group; Unless you demand accountability and transparency you’re not going to get it from them willingly! In fact, there’s a very scary connection between the BoE and the village of Ravena, did you know that? (We’ll be publishing some interesting facts on that connection of corruption soon, too!)
  • Are you happy with the way the village of Ravena (like the Ravena Health and Fitness Center scam) and the town of Coeymans (the new police cruisers, the hiring irregularities, the lack of supervision) are spending your money? How many patrol cars does the Coeymans Police Department need, anyway? Maybe a safe driving course would be better for some of them. Maybe making most of them unemployed would be best for all of us.
  • How much more of the village of Ravena has to disappear or lapse into the hands of the Biscones, the Persicos, the Brunos, the Delucas, the Conrads, the Perrines before residents stand up and put a stop to the mismanagement and abuse?
  • Are you willing to make the town of Coeymans a big Ravena by putting someone like Martin Case in the Supervisor’s office?

Dear readers, royalty and special privileged classes were rejected with the blood of colonial Americans who revolted against tyranny. They gave us a Constitution and later a Bill of Rights. For generations since those courageous steps, men and women of noble heart and love of liberty have shed their blood in defense of the liberties and freedoms granted by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In recent years, men and women of evil intentions and traitorous hearts have eroded those rights and liberties for their own gain, and they’ve done it by stealth, deception, lies, and cheating.

There is a saying that all politics start in the home. If that’s true, we really had better take a very close look at what’s going on right at our dinner table or in our living rooms before it’s really too late, and we have to live in the police state they’ve created for us and which we have allowed them to create.

The Editor

P.s. A few political quotes I’ve selected for you to think about:

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” — Edward R. Murrow

“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.” — Malcolm X, By Any Means Necessary

“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.” — Winston Churchill

The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them. To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. — Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

“All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.”— John Steinbeck

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.” — Ronald Reagan

“If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don’t bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don’t bullshit yourself that you’re not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.” — David Foster Wallace, Up, Simba!

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” — C.S. Lewis

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

“People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It’s not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.” — Milan Kundera “Indifferent to truth, willing to use police-state tactics and vulgar libels against inconvenient witnesses, hopeless on health care, and flippant and fast and loose with national security.” ― Christopher Hitchens

“The fact is that the modern implementation of the prison planet has far surpassed even Orwell’s 1984 and the only difference between our society and those fictionalized by Huxley, Orwell and others, is that the advertising techniques used to package the propaganda are a little more sophisticated on the surface.
Yet just a quick glance behind the curtain reveals that the age old tactics of manipulation of fear and manufactured consensus are still being used to force humanity into accepting the terms of its own imprisonment and in turn policing others within the prison without bars.” ― Paul Joseph Watson

“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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Ravena Laws Unconstitutional! Violation of Protected First Amendment Rights AGAIN!

Our Advice: Wear a Wire. Protect yourself when you talk to the Ravenazis or the Coeymanazis, when you enter their dens, when they approach you. New York State is a “one-party state” which means that if you are a party to a conversation you can tape the conversation without having to tell anyone. They’re crazy-paranoid now that they know we know they can be taped. If they behave themselves—which is highly unlikely—they have nothing to fear; if they don’t behave—which is very likely—you’ve got evidence and they have a problem. Ask mayor John Bruno and Cathy Deluca…they know!

Get Wired!

Get Wired!


Part One of a Multipart Exposé

All About Ravena, the Coeymans Police Department, Un-American Activities, Rights Violations, and Criminality Right Under Your Noses!

The Village of Ravena is Probably One of the Most Corrupt and Criminal Organizations Existing in The United States!

Mayor John "Black Mamba" Bruno and His Hand-Picked Hatchet-Heads Nancy Warner, Martin Case, Rocco Persico, William Bailey, Annette Demitraszek Burn the Constitution Daily

Mayor John “Black Mamba” Bruno and His Hand-Picked Hatchet-Heads
Nancy Warner, Martin Case, Rocco Persico, William Bailey, Annette Demitraszek
Burn the Constitution Daily

Or the Village of Ravena is the Perfect Example of What Can Go Horribly Wrong in a Community and its Government!

Mayor John “Black Mamba”*  Bruno of the village of Ravena, New York, a small backwater ghetto suppressed by a gang of leftovers of the once flourishing Albany Democrat Machine is the godfather of a bunch of hooligan hatchet-heads who make up his royal court: village council members Nancy Warner, William “Bill” BaileyMartin “Marty” Case, and Rocco Persico, and hand-picked appointee village clerk, Annette Demitraszek. The Ravena village board members call themselves erroenously “trustees” but they can be trusted only to screw local residents and taxpayers, to discriminate against anyone who disagrees with them, to richly reward anyone as crooked as they are (example: the Ravena Health and Fitness Club a.k.a. Cathy Deluca’s playpen).

* As the legend goes, Bruno, once a shiff supervisor at the local cement plant, got his nickname back when he was sleeping on the job at the cement plant and due to his negligence, he burnt up one of the kilns. His coworkers have since called him the “Black Mamba.” At the cement plant he was also known for his unfair practices when it came to promoting his favorites over the qualified. Nothing has changed.

We are uncovering just how criminal and un-American Bruno and his hatchet-heads really are. We recently published an exposé on how Bruno, the village of Ravena village board, and local shyster Michael Biscone, one of the most unethical and sleezy lawyers in the area, attempted to suppress residents’ First Amendment rights of free speech and expression when they wanted to censor the right to speak at public meetings. If you missed that article you can read it at (Click the links!):  Business as Usual in Ravena: Violation of Constitutional Rights! (read our article also on how the Coeymans Police Department suppresses freedom of speech at Coeymans Police Suppress Freedom of Speech!).

Village of Ravena Makes Misleading Application to the Albany County Civil Service Department to Get Cathy Deluca Non-Competitive Civil Service Job Title as Fitness Center Director

We’ve also published a number of articles on this blog about how Ravena’s mummy mayor John Bruno and girlfriend “trustee” Nancy Warner teamed up with Cathy Deluca, the wife of Coeymans police investigator and local thug, Gerald “Dirty Hands Jerry” Deluca, to illegally spend $40,000 of taxpayer money to buy used fitness equipment, then to create the Ravena Health and Fitness Center (Rats-nest Heap and Fatness Clinic) behind everyone’s back. Then they tried to create a non-competitive civil service position for Cathy Deluca, who has no real qualifications and who’s getting $30,000 of taxpayer money out of the $105,000+ of taxpayer money allocated to fund the RHFC for 2013-2014. By the way, mayor Bruno, Nancy Warner and Cathy Deluca got caught red-handed in their lies to the Albany County Civil Service Department when a local resident obtained their application. Michael Cummings, another local democrat tool and director of the Albany County Civil Service Department had some explaining to do when we caught him with his pants down around his ankles after he approved the application that was incomplete! Ravena had to submit a number of justifications but didn’t and Cummings approved the application anyway! They probably thought they’d never get caught. But we caught them and the cat hit the fan in Albany. We’re still keeping tabs on that little sneaky operation and we’ll continue to report on the local and Albany County Civil Service corruption. Stay tuned!

Cathy Deluca Abuses Local Resident and Tells Him He’s Not Welcome and Gets the Village of Ravena Sued for Her Violation of the Resident’s Protected Constitutional Rights!

Then there’s the happening at the Ravena Health and Fitness Center when a local resident visited the place for a tour and was accosted and abused by Cathy Deluca, who then told him he had to leave, “You’re not welcome here.”  That was a brilliant example of a big mistake and total ignorance by Cathy Deluca and her keepers because it violated a number of constitutionally protected rights and got the village of Ravena and Deluca slaped with a $1,000,000 claim and now they’re facing a lawsuit. Nice going, Cathy.

Cathy Deluca and Accomplice Claude A. Wheeles, a Fitness Center Employee, Lie to Police…Get Criminal Complaint Filed Against them and Another Notice of Claim and Pending Lawsuite against the Village of Ravena!

But that wasn’t enought for Cathy Deluca, greedy tub that she is. Cathy Deluca then made a complaint with the Coeymans Police that the resident “harassed” her—a bare-faced lie—and then told the investigating officer, Jason Albert, that the resident had insulted a patron at the RHFC and that was the reason the resident was thrown out—another bare-faced lie. Based on Cathy Deluca’s lies and the support of one of her employees, Claude A. Wheeles, the Coeymans Police investigated and found nothing. How do we know all of what Deluca and Wheeles told the Coeymans Police was a pack of lies? The whole thing was recorded! Absolutely brilliant! Absolutely delicious! And we have copies of the recordings (both the events during the resident’s visit and Deluca’s performance and Officer Jason Alberts interview of the resident at the Coeymans Police station, where Officer Albert confirms Deluca’s lies.) What a surprise when the resident filed criminal charges against Deluca and Wheels for falsely reporting an incident and conspiracy to commit that crime, both misdemeanors. What a surprise when the village of Ravena’s attorney deposed the resident only to find out that (1) Deluca had lied, (2) that there was a recording of the actual incident, (2) that criminal complaint was filed against Deluca and Wheeles for their lies, (3) that a second Notice of Claim and lawsuit were pending against the village of Ravena, Cathy Deluca, and Claude Wheeles (including also the members of the village of Ravena board) based on Deluca’s and Wheeles’ criminal acts.

Citizen to Mayor John Bruno: Shut up! Or get out!

Ravena mayor John Bruno and hatchet-woman Nancy Warner sat in on the deposition/hearing at which the resident was questioned by the village’s attorney. Mayor Bruno was making wierd noises and being a general jerk and the resident allegedly told him to stop his stupidity or get out. After that, Bruno behaved himself.

Is Mayor Bruno Senile or Just Goofy? The Goofy Godfather

Is Mayor Bruno Senile or Just Goofy?
The Goofy Godfather

This just in: We have a copy of the actual transcript of the 50h hearing. Here’s what the complainant told mayor Bruno:

Complainant (to Bruno): Do you find this funny, Mr Mayor? If you do, please leave. I don’t want you snickering over there. You’ve been doing it several times already. This is not funny.

Attorney: I lost my train of thought.

Complainant (to attorney): I would like to object to Mr Bruno’s snickering and strange little noises that he’s emitting over there.

Attorney: That’s noted on the record.

Complainant: Thank you.

That’s how Ravena’s mayor John Bruno behaves in a legal proceeding, like a two-year old. Is he that senile already?

Ravena Village Clerk Annette Demitraszek Attempts to Avoid Producing Documents in Response to Demands under the New York State Freedom of Information Law and Gets Hit with a Notice of Claim and Possible Lawsuit.

You may have  believed that the village clerk is elected like the town clerk is. But she’s not. She’s appointed by mummy mayor John Bruno. She’s another tool of the un-American, criminal  regime on Mountain Road that calls itself the village of Ravena government. For several months Annette Demitraszek has been receiving demands for documents from residents trying to make sense of the craziness that goes on in the village offices and Demitraszek, apparently under mayor Bruno’s boney thumb and with Nancy Warner breathing down her back, plays the game and does her best to hide what she can and refuse to produce what she can. Well that worked fine for many years UNTIL NOW.

Demitraszek and her keepers had managed for a while to get the executive director of the Committee on Open Government, Robert Freeman, another democrat machine hack in Albany, to listen to their misinformation and then to use Freeman’s words to refuse to respond to F.O.I.L. demands. But when residents demand clarification or an explanation of the silly excuses…DEAD SILENCE. Now Demitraszek, mayor Bruno, the Ravena village board, have been served with a Notice of Claim charging them with obstruction and violation of the provisions of the New York State Freedom of Information Laws. That’s going to be another lawsuit.

The village of Ravena has plenty to hide but those days are gone; now the village of Ravena has to explain their criminality and their un-American activities.


Stay tuned for:

Part Two: Ravena’s Laws Are Unconstitutional—No Loitering? How the village of Ravena, the Coeymans Police Department, and a Jerky-Boy District Attorney, P. David Soares cooperate to violate your rights!

Part Three: The Coeymans Police Department—Scoff-laws in Uniform. How Indifference and Bias Denies You Your Constitutional Rights. (This is a must-read for Coeymans police chief Gregory “DoDo-Cop” Darlington, Gerald “Dirty Hands Jerry” BoBo-Cop-Deluca, and Officers Jason “what investigation” Albert, Ryan “Psychocop” Johnson, Kerry “it’s hearsay” Thompson)

Part Four: Suing the Town of Coeymans Coeymans Police Department for Obstruction of Justice and Misuse of Public Office. How Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington is going to lose his job and his crooked cops may find themselves doing jail time. So you want to make misdemeanors and felonies disappear, Mr Tom Dolan (Ask Tommy about his son’s escapades and where the charges went) and Dawn Rogers (Ask Dawn about her daughter’s friend the bottle and where the alleged DUI charges went). You might want to ask about how evidence is safeguarded in the Coeymans Police Department or their recipe for hitting parents through their kids. Or you might want to ask how to frame a resident or how to screw up a drug raid for a thimble full of marijuana while the real druggies are in the Ravena offices or the Coeymans PD evidence room (just speculating on this one). Of course, the Coeymans Police would rather hassle a bunch of kids congregating on a public gazebo than go after real criminals like Scott Lenden and his helpers (theft, possession of stolen goods, criminal tresspass). But then Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca was investigator on that case and didn’t move his fat arse on it for six months until the victims called in the Albany County Sheriff’s team. Or how about arresting a kid for possessing his own prescription drugs and having him jailed for 45 days…on the information provided by a known, convicted druggie? An what about the recent botched up drug raids? Any comment, chief Darlington or admin assistant Kerry Thompson? And what happend to the investigations of Cathy Deluca and Claude Wheeles on falsely reporting an incident—one that never happened but Deluca and Wheeles collaborated and lied about it—maybe Officer Jason Albert, chief Gregory Darlington, or maybe Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca can provide some answers. How does evidence leak out, Mr Deluca, Mr Darlington, Officer Albert?

Part Five: Going after the Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central School District Board of Education, a Turncoat Superintendent of Schools, and the Teachers Union Lackeys Voted to the RCS Board of Education. How’d that all happen? We’ve got some information and facts that are going to knock your socks off and have some people soiling their undies. The real facts behind what cooking on the BoE and what a suicidal, ignorant school district has done to itself by handing over $40 million to crooks!


Anyone who questions what we write can just ask his or her questions at a public village or town meeting. Mayor John Bruno and the Ravena village trustees Nancy Warner, Bill Bailey, Marty Case, Rocco Persico,or Supervisor Stephen Flach and the town board members Tom Dolan, Dawn Rogers, Peter Masti,  Tom Boehm, or Coeymans Police Department chief Gregory Darlington will be more than pleased to put up a smoke screen and tell you the lies you’d like to hear. Try it. Let us know how you make out.

You Asked For It! We're Going to Give It To You! The Editor

You Asked For It!
We’re Going to Give It To You!
You’ll Be Crying, Too!

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.”

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

 
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Enough is Enough: Village of Ravena and Town of Coeymans Police Department to Be Served!

When Scoff-Laws are on the Street Ít’s Bad Enough

But When the Scoff-Laws are

Making the Laws or Enforcing Them It’s Downright Criminal!!!

But That’s What We Have Going On In The Village Of Ravena Village Offices And In The Town Of Coeymans Police Department And The Albany Democrat Machine Is Playing Right Along. But It Ain’t Over Til The Fat Lady Sings!

Village of Ravena and Town of Coeymans PD to be Served

Village of Ravena and Town of Coeymans PD to be Served

The village of Ravena and the Coeymans Police Department are playing a game of chicken with the New York State Public Officers Law Article 6 Sections 84-90, better known as the New York State Freedom of Information Law, or F.O.I.L. for short. They have been playing loosy goosey with the law for some years now, according to a number of local residents who have been trying for years to get the village of Ravena and the Coeymans Police Department to cough up documents and information that citizens have a right to see and know about. But Ravena and the Coeymans PD have been refusing to obey the law and have been making stupid excuses why they don’t produce the information citizens are demanding to see. Ravena and the Coeymans PD make all sorts of excuses why they don’t have to give you what you want but none of it’s going to work from now on. They are not above the law and the jig is up and they’re going to hear the old refrain, “You’ve been served!”

[Editor’s Note: It is important to make clear that the culprit in the town of Coeymans is the Coeymans Police Department, not the Town Clerk’s Office. Mr Gregory Darlington and his hand-picked Coeymans PD thugs are the problems—due largely to their ignorance and loyalty to their Coeymanazi godfathers—and are apparently indifferent to the principle of law and laws. The staff of the town of Coeymans Town Clerk’s office is non-partisan, professional, and knowlegeable of their duties and obligations to the public. The village of Ravena could learn a great deal from the Coeymans Clerk and her staff.]

We have been informed that Notices of Claim are going out to the village of Ravena, the Coeymans Police Department, and the RCS CSD putting them on notice that lawsuits are just around the corner and that they’d better be prepared to explain to the judge why they feel they don’t have to comply with New York’s laws.

PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, ARTICLE 6 SECTIONS 84-90 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW states:

The legislature hereby finds that a free society is maintained when government is responsive and responsible to the public, and when the public is aware of governmental actions. The more open a government is with its citizenry, the greater the understanding and participation of the public in government.

As state and local government services increase and public problems become more sophisticated and complex and therefore harder to solve, and with the resultant increase in revenues and expenditures, it is incumbent upon the state and its localities to extend public accountability wherever and whenever feasible.

The people’s right to know the process of governmental decision-making and to review the documents and statistics leading to determinations is basic to our society. Access to such information should not be thwarted by shrouding it with the cloak of secrecy or confidentiality. The legislature therefore declares that government is the public’s business and that the public, individually and collectively and represented by a free press, should have access to the records of government in accordance with the provisions of this article.

So why is the village of Ravena and the Coeymans PD so tight-lipped? And why is the RCS CSD so hard to get information out of? Well, we all know that there’s plenty to hide and if some of it gets out there, there’ll be no place for the crooks and criminals in town to hide. They’d rather take their chances giving citizens the runaround and bullying them into giving up. They’d rather take their chances hoping that citizens will despair and just say “Forgettaboutit!”

A Thing of the Past Make them Listen!

A Thing of the Past
Make them Listen!

But things have changed. We’ve been informed that the village of Ravena and the town of Coeymans Police Department are to be served with Notices of Claim, the first step in the process of suing a municipality, putting them on notice that they’ve violated the law for too long and it’s time to pay up. The same applies to the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District where it seems the teachers, union reps, coaches, and board of education members like James Latter can violate confidentiality rules and the laws protecting student and family information but then turn around and refuse to release information when requested by parents and concerned citizens. Kinda looks like they’ve gotten things ass-end-backwards but we’re here to set the poor backward dolts right. And we’d like to hear from you and we’d like your help to do just that.

In fact, we’ve agreed to be a clearing house for Ravena, Coeymans, Selkirk, and New Baltimore residents who have had less-than-satisfactory experiences with the village of Ravena, the town of Coeymans Police Department, the town of New Baltimore, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District offices or school administrators when trying to get information you have a right to have.

Now that the Notices of Claim are going out to the village of Ravena, the town of Coeymans Police Department and the RCS-CSD, we’d like to hear from you, residents, citizens, parents about your problems in getting local government to share information to which you have a right. If you’ve had problems, we want to know about them. We’d like to to tell us about your experiences and even send us your requests for information that have been denied or that have gotten “lost” by Ravena or the Coeymans PD or the RCS CSD. Help us eliminate this unlawful and unfair practice and write to us at rcs.confidential@gmail.com to leave your confidential information and story. No names or identifying details will be published so when you write to us at rcs.confidential@gmail.com you are sharing information that stays with us. We may contact you once we hear from you for clarification but no one else will see your messages. Or you can leave a public message here, on this blog, by leaving a comment.

One final word…

About the Committee on Open Government

The Committee on Open Government, is a unit housed in the Department of State that oversees and advises the government, public, and news media on Freedom of Information, Open Meetings, and Personal Privacy Protection Laws. The Committee offers guidance in response to phone inquiries, prepares written legal advisory opinions, and provides training to government and other interested groups. Recommendations to improve open government laws are offered in an annual report to Governor and the State Legislature.

The Committee is responsible for overseeing and advising with regard to the Freedom of Information Law, the Open Meetings Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law (Public Officers Law, Articles 6, 7 and 6-A respectively). Staff of the Committee gives advice by telephone, email, written advisory opinions, and training classes conducted throughout the state. Advice is offered to the government, the public and the news media.

The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) pertains to the public’s right to gain access to government records. See the FOIL Advisory Opinion Index. The Open Meetings Law (OML) concerns the public’s right to attend meetings of public bodies. See the OML Advisory Opinion Index. Both statutes are based upon a presumption of access and, since their initial enactment, have undergone significant changes based largely upon recommendations made by the Committee.

(Source: NYS Department of State, Committee on Open Government website at http://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/index.html)

Unfortunately, like most government offices, especially those headed by political tools like Robert J. Freeman of the Committee on Open Government, are all but useless when it comes to solving local problems. There’s always a glitch. Always a kink and nothing gets done.  Sure, you’ll get to read all the flowery statements and all of the empty promises on their websites. And you’ll get to read all the promising mission statements and empty promises but to be very realistic NOTHING IS GOING TO GET DONE UNLESS YOU MOVE YOUR ASSES AND DO IT!!! If you think that government has your interests in mind, whether it’s the village of Ravena, the Coeymans Police Department or the RCS CSD, you’re dead in the water, friends. Roadkill. And that’s the way they want to keep it.

Write to us with your story, your information, your demands and let’s get the information out to you. You have a right to have it. The law says so!

Get the Information You Want! You Have a Right to It! Stop the Frauds! The Editor

Get the Information You Want!
You Have a Right to It!
It’s the Law!
Stop the Frauds!
The Editor

 
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In Praise of Teachers: Remember Who You Are!


It’s very important that you get the word out to all of your friends, family and neighbors before Mary 21, 2013. Do your part get out the vote and to clean up the RCS district and to put good, competent, and experienced women and men on the RCS board of Education!


 We Are Directing this Article, this Letter Actually, to the Teachers in the RCS Central School District, in the Appeal to Consider Who You Are in this Community, and How You are Being Misused and Misrepresented.

RCS Teachers Association President Matthew J. Miller Resorts to Poison Pen Letter But Will the RCS Teachers Fall for It?

RCS Teachers Association President Matthew J. Miller Resorts to Poison Pen Letter
But Will the RCS Teachers Fall for It?

I am addressing this letter to you as a colleague, as a fellow educator, as a teacher. I am addressing this letter to you, our teachers, as members of our community. I am addressing this communiation to our teachers and to our community because I am concerned.

Since ancient times, men, women, boys, girls have looked upon their teachers with admiration, respect, reverence, gratitude. Yes, even love. We have a certain spiritual connection with our teachers, whether in the early years, our growing up years, even into our adult years when “teachers” become “professors” and “supervisors.”

i love my teacherWe read the teachings of saints by whose example we are taught how to live a moral and ethical life. We read the lessons of sages and philosophers who teach us the metaphysical, and the transcendent nature of knowledge, mind, life, meaning.

There was a time when teachers were encouraged to be celibate because it was considered such a sensitive vocation, yes a vocation, similar to that of religious orders. By not marrying, they could exist in the world but not necessarily be of the world. Things change and so they ought to, but some things lose some of their special essence when they or the times change, don’t they?

With the workers movements in the late 19th century we saw churches and politics turn towards social justice for workers. We saw the creation and growth of workers unions, collective bargaining, and the improvement of the lot of the working class. Later, professions joined in the union movement. And so we have it today.

That was both a bane and a blessing, dear colleagues. We know why in the depths of our hearts and we can cogitate about it and rationalize it all but when we do so, we must never lose our hold on what a teacher is and her and his role in society.

Who in today’s society has such responsibility where parents, whole communities entrust their children to the care of one group almost every day, almost all day? Who in today’s society can say that they have the power, authority, and responsibility to build young persons in mind, body and spirit? It’s an awesome responsibility and an awesome privilege. Why on earth would anyone allow anyone from within their group to blacken or to diminish that sacred responsibility? Why would someone, anyone abuse that sacred trust?

Well, dear brothers and sisters, colleagues, that has happened insidiously when the teaching profession was taken over by unions and organized from outside of the community in which the teacher lives and works. That’s what happened when the holy vocation of teaching jumped with both feet into the world and became of the world. (We see similar changes after Vatican II when female religious communities were taken from their schools and thrown out into the world; their entire image changed as did their primary concerns. A tragedy!)

Even worse, the situation is aggravated when teachers become politically motivated, when they divorce themselves from their sacred function as arbiters of morality, ethics, and community, and start becoming, for lack of a better description, profane, ordinary, tainted.

Have you ever wondered why many denominations and religions prohibit their clergy and religious orders from running for public office or holding political office? Why judges cannot campaign on issues but only on the promise to be non-partisan in their interpretation of the law? For the same reasons that teachers are discouraged from public political activity and public dissent: they have an elevated status in the community that requires them to remain “clean.”

When one individual usurps the right to be the public voice of all teachers, all teachers lose.

We are all aware that the RCSTA (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Teachers Association) is the local arm of the New York State United Teachers, NYSUT, the teachers union.

 That’s what’s happening now in your very midst. Matt Miller, writing “on behalf of the entire RCS Teachers Association Politial Action Committee,”” is endorsing some RCS board of education candidates and smearing others. Matt Miller the calls this blog “vile,” while publishing vague, ambiguous, and spurious statements on behalf of the RCSTA!  Does the teachers’ Code of Professional Ethics espouse double standards? Is that how the teachers of the RCS school district conduct their business?

We are publishing the full-text of that specious letter to allow the public, this community to make its own decision as to its appropriateness, its intent, and its purpose. Teachers and Mr Miller are employees of this community and the public and this community will be their judge.

Doesn’t a Teachers’ Association, a local teachers union chapter, lose some of it’s sacrosanct status when it jumps into the fray of profane partisan politics—especially when it presumes to endorse candidates of very questionable character on behalf of the district teachers? Since when does our district need a “Political Action Committee?” And shouldn’t that political action committee be advocating that teachers meet their statutory requirements, like training in the provisions of the Dignity Act and ensuring that the teachers are fairly treated. Not acting as the long-arm of local political agendas? Aren’t you embarassed by this display? 

One person, power-drunk, vindictive, retaliatory, egomaniacal is painting our entire community of teachers one single color, is speaking for all of you with one single voice, is announcing to this community one single political message: division, discord, misinformation. How long are the teachers of this district going to tolerate Mr Miller’s agendas?

We would be in a most regrettable situation if we expected our teachers to be clones of an ideal. It’s frightening even as a possibility because our educators must certainly represent not only the diversity of Knowlege we expect them to master but also to reflect the diversity of our world. This is what makes an exceptional education model truly superiorly exceptional. But it also has a darker side because it also means that the community of teachers must also reflect the moral composition of the community, that is, there will be saints and devils. We’d like to think the saints keep the devils in check but devils, by their very nature, are slippery little critters, and they’re crazy clever, too. Tradition teaches us that devils are master deceivers, master liars, masters of disguise. I’d only have to remind you of C.F. Lewis’ remarkable and instructive essay, The Screwtape Letters, for a wonderfully entertaining and eye-opening lesson in devilishness. You have devils among the saints and they are working their demonic agenda to poison this community as a whole, but also are taking a terrible toll on your reputation, on your image in this community.

You must do your own housekeeping, though. You must self-police.

Not only has it come to the point of putting a very questionable character, Gerald Deluca, in a position to spy and report on the RCS CSD transporation department and its employees, even despite the fact that a professionally trained, competent investigator/detective Stephen Prokrym, is on the Coeymans police force; your own union representative, Matt Miller, has gone rogue rabid.

While it is true that Mr Matthew J. Miller, your NYSUT representative, has experienced a number of crushing defeats, starting with the present BoE’s refusal to renew his $18,000+ a year double-dipping scam as “energy manager,” and culminating in recent defeats, it should be obvious that Miller’s recent desperate attacks on the board are more the result of desperation and retaliation in the guise of his official mandates. Miller obviously has lost self-confidence and reasonably has also lost the confidence of his constituency, and as a direct consequence of his personal failures, his professional shortcomings, and his political failurs, he is no longer capable of leadership. While I realize I am probably preaching to the choir, it is imperative that the majority of teachers, which is probably not involved in the deplorable, spurious, and specious political agendas we are suffering in this broken community, take this situation in hand and out of Mr Miller’s hands. He is making a tragic mess of a situation in which he should not be involved.

As you are probably aware, many professions include in their ethical statutes or Codes of Professional Conduct admonitions and prohibitions of multiple roles in professional relations. Put simply, you simply cannot serve two masters; one or both is going to get a bum deal, and that’s what we find happening in the RCS Central School District, particularly in the present example of Mr Miller’s role as teacher, taxpayer, union advocate, and political activist. He is spread all over the place and making a vainglorious attempt to establish himself as a leader. He is failing miserably.

One of the reasons for that failure is that he is not focused, and is blinded by his past failures. His agenda is one of half-truth and misinformation, finger-pointing, and polarization.

We have come to possess a recent letter that demonstrates perfectly all of our above points. The letter was provided to us by a teacher who has had enough of the cloak-and-daggar, it is dated May 4, 2013, it was sent out to “Fellow NYSUT MEmbers”, and it is underwritten by Matthew J. Miller and the RCSTA Executive Committee. One paragraph of that letter stands out as a glaring testimony to the spurious and specious tactics that Mr Miller and his associates employ when dealing with what should be dialogue partners. I am certain you know of the letter and its content but in order to refresh your information and to provide the entire text to our readers, we are providing a copy at RCSTA to NYSUT Members.

Taken in or out of context this single paragraph clearly illustrates the scandal, the mean spirit, the paranoia, the vindictiveness, the despair of the signatories, but especially of Matthew J. Miller, who is writing as YOUR, the teachers’,  representative. It is not a communication that should come from the pen of your representative, from the pen of someone who claims to be seeking consensus, much less from a teacher, from a person or persons to whom we entrust the hearts, minds, bodies and spirits of our children. You, as teachers, as professionals, as community members should be shocked that you should be addressed such a missive by a collegue who allegedy speaks with YOUR voices!

stop the lies

The offending paragraph (read the entire letter at Letter) reads in its entirety, as Mr Miller writes:

“It has become very clear that the present majority of the BOE is anti-tax and anti-government, not to mention anti-teacher. Ignore their rhetoric and examine their actions and this becomes very clear. Mr. Vadney, through his wife and child, still has a $15 million dollar notice of claim against the District while stating at the same time that he is looking out for the taxpayers. He has been arrested for his behavior against fellow BOE members and has a history of making threats against fellow members, yet claims to be bullied. He has been dismissive and rude to the minority and to any community member who does not share his views (and let’s not forget his brother’s vile blog and what info he supplies to that blog). Mrs. Sylvester, who ran as an “independent” voice last year, has voted 100% lockstep with the majority and even refused to speak on record about her stance on the budget. We need to restore the respect and integrity to this school community that these folks have wantonly destroyed in the process of making RCS a laughingstock in the Capital Region.”

I am not going to parse and analyze this text in its acrid perversity. Everyone in this community should be able to read it and process it for what it is: unacceptable and inappropriate misinformation devoid of any credibility. It is an embarassment to the teachers, to the District, and to the community who supports its teachers and which will very soon be voting on a budget that is adequate, responsible, and responsive. Anyone who has taken the time to follow its development and to get the facts straight will appreciate and acknowledge the prudence of the proposed budget.

We do feel we should comment very briefly on several points, however:

  • There is absolutely no basis in fact that the present BoE is anti – tax or anti – government. Absent any documentation or any statement of real facts, the statement made by MrMiller and the RCSTA Executive Committee and Political Action Committee is ambiguous, vague, and ignorant.
  • The editorial contributors to this blog have NEVER received input of any kind whatsoever from any RCS board of education member, much less from it’s sitting president, Mr John Vadney. Mr Miller’s and the RCSTA’s assertion is entirely false and intended to misinform you, the teachers, and whomever else might chance to read Miller’s missive. In fact, if Mr Miller has facts or information to support his accusation, we invite him to publish it. But if he has no substantiation or documentation, it’s your duty to confront him, teachers.
  • While we have addressed the purpose of a Notice of Claim, it has little to do with any lawsuit, less to do with the taxpayers of this district, and a great deal to do with notifying the RCS CSD of a serious problem that is in violation of NYS law and which does expose the District to serious liability and risk if the District administrators, teachers and staff do not get it under control. It has been addressed myriad times both in BoE meetings and outside of meetings. In fact, Mr Vadney’s son was brutally attacked when entering the school building, the event was captured on video tape. The then administration tried its best to keep it under wraps and to sideline the parents (this was not an isolated incident at all) and only when met with the former district administrations’ stonewalling did the parents have to bite the bullet to get the administration’s attention. NO LAWSUIT WAS FILED! So what is Mr Miller’s point? why don’t you ask him, NYSUT members.

In fact, ladies and gentlemen, we acquired evidence that Mr Matthew Miller was actually inciting such bullying but because of his “connections” was never publicly disgraced but did receive discipline. As teachers at the high – school, you are probably eminently well aware of this fact.

  • Mr John Vadney was framed by Mr Miller’s associates, including Ms Josephine O’Connor and her father, Joseph Tracey, O’Connor, whom you know well and also should be aware of her personal difficulties and her relationship with local ringleader Gerald Deluca (the same Gerald Deluca who is spying on your busdrivers). There were many witnesses, including a higher level NYSED officer, present who stood ready to testify in favor of Mr Vadney. The whole issue was a set up as was Mr Vadney’s arrest by local Coeymans police even after an order of protection was granted by a Bethlehem town judge. The matter was after a protracted battle summarily dismissed as having no basis in fact. This is the truth. It is public information and has been widely published in local media. Why then, we must ask you, is Mr Miller propagating this disinformation to his own colleagues and constituents?!?
  • In view of Mr Miller’s unsubstantiated claim that Mr Vadney has been rude and dismissive, the public record, unlike Mr Miller, does not lie. All one has to do is randomly review any of the many video recordings of RCS BoE meetings and make an informed decision. Nowhere whatsoever is there any evidence of rudeness or dismissiveness by Mr Vadney; quite the contrary, he is uniformly courteous, dignified, and respectful. Reviewing those same videos we can hardly say the same for Mr Miller’s various performances, nor for Ms Whalen’s or Mr Latter’s, even less so for Mr Deluca, Miller’s godfather.
  • Miller has absolutely no evidence whatsoever that Mr Vadney’s brother is operating a “vile blog.” If  Miller has substantial factual information to prove his statement, we would be delighted to see it. We are sure you would be, too.
  • Why Mr Miller has to pick on Ms Judy Sylvester is beyond us.  How she ran in the campaigning last year and how she votes is nothing that Mr Miller is competent to judge. Ms Sylvester, moreover, has indeed spoken several times on the record about her position on the budget. All anyone has to do is review the videos! In fact, her finals stand on the budget was to vote to approve it to put it out to the public’s vote! Where have you been Mr Miller?
  • As to the candidates being promoted by Matthew Miller on YOUR behalf, as YOUR RCSTA president, as the representative of YOUR NYSUT teachers union, just a couple of words:
    • James Latter. Mr Latter has a substantial history of misconduct that ranges from FERPA confidentiality violations to verbal abuse of students. We have in our possession internal documents incriminating Latter in some very serious connections that should have resulted in his immediate removal from the RCS CSD BoE, but for some uncanny reason, did not (during the regrettable and dark Smith regime). We are in the process of redacting specific names in those documents and will be publishing them soon on this blog. Once published, Mr Latter’s BoE career will be finished. Miller is or should be aware of these documents but he continues to promote Latter. Perhaps the teachers would benefit from a more substantial reason why Miller is backing latter.
    • Patrick Brown. Patrick Brown, in a very brief space of time as a candidate, has managed to present himself as simply what he is: a shyster who uses lawyer doublespeak to flamboozle his listeners. We’ve already mentioned the fact that he lives and is registered to vote at an address in Feura Bush (town of New Scotland) but said at a recent Meet the Candidate event that he lives in the town of Coeymans. Liar or fraud? Whatever. He then said that he did not support the school budget and would not vote to approve it. Yet his campaign signs are flanked by Vote YES! signs. Which is it? To the extent of our investigations no one has ever seen him at a BoE meeting, much less address the meeting. Now he’s asking for residents’ votes and is supported by your RCSTA president, Mr Matt Miller but no reasoning is given for this recommendation of support. There is no basis for such support in view of Mr Brown’s past lack of involvement in this district.

    Brown proudly announces that he is thick in government relations and an advisor to the Cuomos (Mario and Andrew). But aren’t these the very same Cuomos who have a track record of pulling every possible trick to deprive local school districts of state funding? Aren’t these the same Cuomos who have sucked every possible support from local governments only to pad the pockets in Albany and to embellish downstate moneypits like NYC? Aren’t these the same Cuomos who started all of this complicated and ingenuous 2% tax levy nonsense? And your RCSTA president and the RCSTA Political Action Committee are endorsing this Brown shyster?!? What are we missing in this picture? Maybe some sanity?

    • Jason Hyslop. Hyslop is running as a member of the Friends of RCS troika or triumvirate, whichever you prefer. He is vanilla and unconvincing, not that that in and of itself would disqualify, discredit, or denounce him. Our concern is his choice of company and how that will play out in his performance on the board. Can he be his own person or will be an owned member. He is at best unconvincing and his scripted responses do not represent convincing initiative or vision. So why is Mr Miller stuffing him down your throats? Best ask Mr Miller.

James Latter is a complete embarassment and should never have continued on the RCS BoE after the debacle of his having violated the FERPA law and having profanely disparaged a student. Peter Brown is an opportunist who suddenly appears out of nowhere (but he’s the husband of Mary Partridge-Brown, a close social and political associate of Matt Miller). Peter Brown’s record is one that is diametrically opposed to anything that would benefit our local school district. Moreover, Mr Brown has cast certain doubt on his integrity by openly misrepresenting his residence and making contradictory statements on the 2013-14 school budget. Mr Brown is patently a liar and a fraud. Jason Hyslop is his own unfavorable recommendation. Mr Hyslop had the option of running on his own, independently, honestly. Instead, he chose to be part of a troika in union with Latter and Brown. That was a very regrettable choice but it was a choice freely made by Mr Hyslop. Hyslop has thus identified himself and has made a clear statement of his principles and his agenda. Together with his inexperience, his ambiguous, scripted statements, his choice of running mates has spoken volumes. He’s part of the agenda and unworthy of the trust to be a board of education member.

 But the real challenge for Mr Miller is to put up or shut up. It’s inane to send out a letter to a group of sophisticated and highly educated colleagues when such letter is gibberish, a perfect example of a defense tactic. Don’t you want solid facts? Reliable information? Truth?

If one of your own number has had the courage to disclose this letter it can only mean that many more in your ranks are probably feeling the same way. Enough is enough!

But our question to you is this: How long are you going to allow Mr Miller to play his ridiculous games making believe he represents your interests. How much longer do you feel this community is going to tolerate this sort of doubledealing before there’s a backlash…against the very people the present board majority has supported 200%.

How long will the good teachers in this district continue to put up with being fed total nonsense, total dysinformation, outright lies before you step up to the plate and do the responsible thing: Say NO! to the lies, and YES! to the facts. In short be the educators we hope you strive to be and the educators you are being paid by this community to be. Ethical, rational, exemplary.

When all else is collapsing around our ears in this community and beyond, we have to have our ideals, our heroes, if you will. But those ideals, those heroes have to be credible, honest, trustworthy. As always, as instructors and educators, even as public speakers and presenters, we have to be aware of the impression we make on our audience. And it’s time to ask yourselves as community leaders, as educators, is the image that is being presented to us by your spokesperson Matthew J. Miller, the impression and image you want us to walk away with? Do YOU really trust him to speak for you, to represent you, to inform you?

 Matt Miller is spent, he’s passé, he’s in on the slippery slope to nowhere; our teachers are in this for the long haul. Stick with us. We need your support and we need our experienced, honest, and committed boardmembers, not Miller’s political agenda lackeys!

To Our Teachers Our Readers The Edior

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If Our Readers Would Like to Register A Complaint with NYSUT here is the contact information:

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Pictures Tell the Real Story: Brown-Hyslop-Latter are So Stupid!

 Are they Just Arrogant or Really Stupid?

That’s the question that keeps popping up as I drive through the district, keeping tabs on the Coeymanazis and the false Friends of RCS. Today, I drove around and took some pictures to share with our readers. These pictures speak volumes, truths that can’t be denied. They tell a story that Brown-Hyslop-Latter—I’m referring to them as if they are one single thingie, which is what they really are—would more likely want to keep under wraps but in their stupidity it’s out there for us all to see.

Truth Flanked by Lies! Truth is: Latter-Hyslop-Brown are ONE ITEM. Lie is: Latter Opposed the 2% levy and wanted the 3.5% levy!

Truth Flanked by Lies!
Truth is: Latter-Hyslop-Brown are ONE ITEM.
Lie is: Latter Opposed the 2% levy and wanted the 3.5% levy!
(This sign is on Rt 144, just before the port entrance.)

[If you are reading this article we urge you to view the April 23, 2013, BoE meeting video (view it at April 23, 2013, BoE). It’s a MUST SEE/MUST HEAR.]

This shot is precious because it illustrates the whole story behind the Latter-Hyslop-Brown troika (troika was a communist Russian term used to describe the 3-man death courts in Stalin’s Russia!). Here’s what this grouping of signs tells us:

First of all, James Latter voted against the budget and the lowest possible tax levy of 2%; Latter joined his teacher and teacher’s union friends who wanted to tax you more and impose a 3.5% levy. The bare-faced lie in this grouping of signs is the fact that now Latter and his friends are trying to take the credit for the budget and posing Vote YES signs along with their campaign signs, making the false impression that they supported the budget. They did not!

In fact Mr James Latter speaks out very aggressively during the April 23, 2013 budget meeting by saying:

“Please don’t be mistaken that the Superintendent [Dr McCartney] is the one pushing the 2% budget. Don’t hang the 2% on him [Dr McCartney].” (James Latter, April 23 BoE)

Perhaps Mr Latter can explain his turnaround on this issue. First he speaks very negatively about the 2% but now he, Latter, and Hyslop and Brown are literally surrounding their campaign signs with Vote YES! on the 2% budget. What’s the real story, Mr Latter? We’d also like to ask how your behavior and attitude when addressing the board was in any way “respectful” (Remember? “Respect and Integrity”? or did you come up with the campaign slogan after April 23rd?).

It was RCS Board of Education president John Vadney and his team of business owners and parents who kept this district on track and approved Dr Alan R. McCartney’s proposed budget that kept the levy low! Yes, readers, James Latter, Alice Whalen, Howard Engel, Edward Reville were locked in with union rep Matt Miller and the teachers union, NYSUT, and ready to impose a 3.5% or more on local taxpayers. Vadney, Robbins, Sylvester, Krzykowski, and Lukens stopped them in their tracks! (It’s all on tape, just go to RCS BoE Meetings).

If you’re interested in our article exposing the lies and fear tactics used by the teachers clique (Latter, Whalen, Engel, Reville, [ with Matt-the-Mutt Miller and the teachers union instigating, Cathy and Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca conniving]) on the board of education, visit our article The Campaign Stupidity is Gearing Up.

That bunch of phoneys were handing the community a pack of lies, telling people programs and services would be cut when in reality they knew they were being kept in the budget!

Here’s an example: At the April 16, 2013, BoE meeting (view it at April 16 BoE) James Latter (starting at minute 9:00) questions Dr Alan McCartney about the budget (Latter can’t seem to compose a complete sentence so we don’t know exactly what his question was). But Dr Alan McCartney promptly embarrasses Latter by telling him he has a memo in front of him (which Latter acknowledges) that contains the answers to all of Latter’s questions. Why didn’t Latter read the memo?

We recommend you vote YES! on the budget but not because James Latter and the teachers clique had anything to do with keeping the levy low. They didn’t but the phoneys are now trying to take credit for it. It was John Vadney, Judy Sylvester, Mike Robbins, Rodney Krzykowski, and Jeff Lukens who protected the community’s interests, and Dr Alan R. McCartney who made it all come together and work!

Don’t forget it was the teachers, Matt Miller, and the Delucas who fought like hell to keep Dr McCartney out of this district. They knew he’d be no-nonsense and take no bullshit. He’s proved that many times already. And McCartney’s keeping his promise to pull this district out of the dumps.

Lest you all forget, it was the teachers clique and ex-teacher Elizabeth Smith (she jumped ship on short notice) who stuck it to the community with a 6.8% tax levy last year and actually overtaxed the community to the tune of $1.6 million. (Again, check out our article The Campaign Stupidity is Gearing Up, for the details.)

But the Latter-Hyslop-Brown Signs Tell an Even Uglier Story.

Latter-Hyslop-Brown Campaign Sign outside 21 Church St in Coeymans (Town Justice George Dardiani Property)

Latter-Hyslop-Brown Campaign Sign outside 21 Church St. in Coeymans
(Town Justice George Dardiani Property)

OR

Latter-Hyslop-Brown Campaign Sign outside 41 Main St, Ravena

Latter-Hyslop-Brown Campaign Sign outside
41 Main St, Ravena

These signs tell it like it really is: Latter-Hyslop-Brown are trying to deceive the voting public into thinking that they are a set, that you need to vote for all three. That’s a very dirty tactic to get some voters to vote this clique in, giving them three seats on the board. If that happens, the teachers will have a majority! Kiss your property and home value good-bye!

The sign also tells us that James Latter, Jason Hyslop and Patrick Brown are attached at the hip. They are indeed one item when it comes to voting on the issues. They’re broadcasting this fact by putting all three names on the same sign! Vote for any of these scoundrels and you’re cooked. The teachers clique is a local death squad from the teachers union, NYSUT. Anything that benefits the teachers or their union will be a done deal. You might as well have a one-member BoE because they’ll all vote together. We’ve see it in the past.

Exclusive Club: Friends of RCS Support Latter-Hyslop-Brown

Exclusive Club: Friends of RCS
Support Latter-Hyslop-Brown

Latter-Hyslop-Brown have the support of a local private club (if it really exists) calling itself the Friends of RCS. The Friends of RCS clique sent out selective e-mails to their “friends” to come to a rally in Hendrik Hudson park on Saturday, April 27. Latter, Hyslop and Brown were there but none of the other candidates. Mary Partidge-Brown sent the emails only to select families. Mary Partridge-Brown is the  woman who is usually sitting on Matt Miller’s (the NYSUT union rep) lap at board of education meetings; she’s also the wife of candidate Patrict Brown. There’s also a very close connection with Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca and his mob. If that’s the way they treat the community before the elections, what can you expect if they get in? Be afraid, be very afraid!

Best Description of James Latter

Best Description of James Latter

Now here’s the biggest joke: Latter-Hyslop-Brown are running on the slogan: “Restore Respect and Integrity to the RCS Board of Education.” “Respect and Integrity” sounds awfully odd coming from the likes of James Latter with his history on the board marked with accusations of misconduct by parents (for example a violation of the FERPA law on student and parent confidentiality), his outbursts and stupid remarks at board meetings, and the list could go on (just search Latter on this blog). He should have been canned long ago but he has the balls to run again. The man has no dignity!

Jason Hyslop.  This guy works for the Saudi-Arabian company Sabic (as does James Latter). You know, Saudi-Arabia, human rights violations, Osama bin Laden, the bin Laden family. Yup, the Saudis are in Feura Bush and have a representative on the RCS CSD board of education, James Latter, and another one is seeking election, Jason Hyslop. [Editor’s Note: Please do not misunderstand. We are not saying that Sabic is a terrorist cell nor are we saying the because Latter and Hyslop work for the Saudis, that they are involved with anything ugly. But we always look at who you hang out with.]

Now, from what we’ve heard about Hyslop he’s really sorta blah. He does some volunteering at one of the schools. Not a bad guy. The problem is he’s keeping the wrong company and that marks him as an undesirable. We have some concerns about his intelligence level, too. How smart can he be if he’s associated with James Latter and Patrick Brown? About as dumb as dirt, we’d say. At least he could have distanced himself from the Coeymanazis and the teacher’s clique by keeping his name on separate signs. But NO! He’s made a clear statement of who he’s with and what he represents. That’s finished him as far as we’re concerned. He’s just a puppet.

Patrick Brown. We’ve dedicated two whole pages to this hypocrite. You can read what we have to say about him at Peter E. Brown, Candidate? The Ugly Truth Is…. We don’t trust this character as far as we could throw him. First of all, he’s an attorney and lawyers aren’t really known for “respect” or “integrity” nor for their “loyalty”—unless its to the highest bidder—nor for their “honesty.” He represents big business and unions. He’s been an advisor to the Cuomos, you know, the mafiosi in the Governor’s mansion, the ones who are stealing your constitutional rights, giving the state of New York away to big business. Yup! Thanks to shysters like Patrick Brown. Do you really think this shyster is going to give a shyster shite about what you think? Do you really think this shyster shite has any idea of who you are or what your problems are? Hell NO! Do you want this character on the RCS CSD board of education? HELL NO!

On the other hand…

We have John Vadney, current president of the RCS BoE, who has served this community well for several terms. Honest, hardworking, respectful, stands up for what’s right. A leader, working man, dedicated parent, and full of community spirit. You’d know this if you ever saw him in action on the board. John Vadney doesn’t need us to point out his competence, his interest in this community, and his leadership skills. You experience them at every board of education meeting. He’s even received awards and recognition for his service from the State Association of School Boards—his record speaks for itself. We need John Vadney and people like him.

Here’s an example: At the April 23, 2013, BoE budget meeting (view it at April 23 BoE Budget) the teachers clique goes on and on about not liking the 2% tax levy. Howard Engel goes on about substantial reductions” in programs, etc. None of it is true and not a word of it would indicate that Engel, Latter, Whalen or Reville, the teachers clique had reviewed anything about the budget.

Enter John Vadney, well prepared as usual, who promptly reads off the programs, services and provisions which were kept in the 2013-14 2% tax levy budget. Almost to the word rebutting the teachers clique, rebuking them for their misinformation, and putting the parents and public at ease with the truth. Bravo John Vadney!

John Vadney represents the value of preparation and preparedness, honesty and integrity, respect and dignity, but most of all he represents competent leadership on the RCS CSD Board of Education. Teamed with Dr Alan McCartney, Judy Sylvester, Mike Robbins, Jeff Lukens, Rodney Krzykowski, and add Laszlo Polyak to the mix, and the sky’s the limit!

We have Judy Sylvester, an honest resident member of the board. She’s down-to-earth, smart and a good listener. Judy is quiet because she’s listening and processing, not running at the mouth. When she finally does say something, it’s good for us all. Judy Sylvester brings a woman’s perspective to the board. (You must have noticed that the Friends of RCS are running only men; do think they’re telling something about their attitudes towards women?). We need to keep what’s good on the board and dump the rest. That’s why we need Judy Sylvester.

And of course, there’s the “happy Hungarian”, our very own Laszlo Polyak. Laszlo Polyak probably attends more board of education meetings than the teacher’s clique. He knows what’s going on in the community. He has very good contacts in government, too. But most importantly, Laszlo is a very caring, intelligent, sensitive, and fair man. Laszlo, in one word is: good. and he’ll be good for you, for me, for the community but most of all, if you’ve every heard him speak (and he speaks at every board of education meeting), he is truly concerned for the welfare of the students. Period!

Laszlo Polyak is an outspoken defender of security in our schools and quality education for the students, he is courageous, focused, and he knows this community better than anyone we can name. That’s what we need more of on the RCS BoE. Replace the jackasses with someone effective, Laslo Polyak.

Look around you. You won’t see Vadney-Sylvester-Polyak but you will see their signs, the Vadney signs, the Sylvester signs and the Polyak signs. They’re independent, individuals who take a stand based on facts not politics. They don’t need the herd to tell them what to vote. They listen to parents, residents and taxpayers, and to their consciences, not to special interests and teachers union reps. Vadney, Sylvester and Polyak work for the community, not for NYSUT!

One final comment: The teachers clique (Ms Whalen, Mr Engel) on the RCS BoE seem to want to expand the Spanish language programs. We say: “Teach ENGLISH!” We don’t need to have several Spanish language programs while students can’t put a complete sentence together (like Mr Latter) in English. Let’s just get our priorities straight! 

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The Campaign Stupidity is Gearing Up: Ravena Mayor John T. Bruno and Latter-Brown-Hyslop at Odds

On the bright side, there seems to be no controversy regarding the 2013 – 2014 Ravena – Coeymans – Selkirk Central School District Budget, unlike last year.

good newsThe Vadney – Robbins – Krzykowski – Lukens – Sylvester team succeeded in defeating the Latter – Whalen – Engel – Reville – teachers union special interest faction and voted Dr Alan McCarney’s well – engineered 2 % tax levy budget through the misinformation and ignorance of the teachers group, who were pushing for a 3.5 %+ levy.

But back to business. The Latter – Whalen – Engel – Reville – teachers union clique have been putting out incorrect information about what’s in and what’s out of the 2013 – 14 RCS CSD budget. That’s because they didn’t get their 3.5 %+ and have to work with a 2 %  levy. In fact, the budget supported by the Vadney team retained many of the programs and services despite the ignorant lies and terror being spread by Latter – Whalen – Engel – Reville – teachers union.

Here are the facts, dear readers:

know the facts

Programs and Services Retained in the 2 % Tax – levy 2013 – 14 Budget
Proposed by Dr Alan R. McCarthy
and approved for public vote by the
Vadney – Robbins – Krzykoski – Lukens – Sylvester Team

 1.0 F.T.E. elementary school teacher (Reach program)
Additional funding for Security Systems and SRO(s)
Asbestos Project and Track

Maximum Funding of the Following Reserves:
Tax Certiorari $222,000
Unemployment Reserve $350,000
Retirement Reserve (ERS) $450,000
EBLAR Reserves $3,350,000
Funding for Field Trips
Salaries for Employees brought back from PEL Lists
Funding for 5 O’clock Bus Runs
Funding for the After School Education Program
Funding for the Summer Reading Program
Funding to allow the District to attain Compliance with PARC Regulations
Funding to allow the District to make needed repairs through Lease – Purchase SRO, Shared Services

Other:
Mowers, grass – catchers, 170 20te edge scrubber and other equipment
Track Resurfacing, Pool Repairs and a Capital Repair Fund will be on the ballot for Public Approval
Technology Budget $414,926,  $121,787
22 Computer Server Replacement $147,000
Transportation—Bus Proposition: $341,008
Small Capital Project: $260,000

 The property owners, business operators, parents, residents and taxpayers in this school district can thank the RCS BoE team under Mr John Vadney’s leadership and the professional know – how of Dr Alan R. McCartney for approving the lowest – possible tax levy, while keeping essential and additional programs and services.

The intentional disinformation by the Deluca – Latter conspirators was completely uninformed and deceitful, intended to overtax the district and pad the pockets of the vampire teachers and their union, New York State United Teachers, NYSUT!

Oh! Did we mention that the 2012 – 2013 budget approved by the teachers clique and loudly supported by the Deluca Coeymanazis and double – dipper Matt – the – Mutt Miller and their mob overtaxed this district to the tune of $1.6 MILLION; in other words, 5.9 % more than what was actually needed to cover the financial year! Continue to listen to Mr James Latter, the teachers clique, Matt Miller, the teachers union, and Jerry Deluca if you like but you’ll pay the price!

Are the Dirty Tricks, Libel, and Unethical Campaigning Starting Again?
Some Scoundrels Just Never Give it a Rest!

Mayor Bruno Gonna Gitcha!

Mayor Bruno Gonna Gitcha!

We have obtained a set of documents that point to some very bizarre behavior on the part of the mayor of the village of Ravena and the Latter – Brown – Hyslop group supported by the Coeymanazi – run Friends of RCS Facebook group.

One of the candidates running as a resident – parent candidate (the candidate was not Vadney or Sylvester) happened to be at the village offices on business, we are told, when village of Ravena mayor, John T. Bruno (in the presence of witnesses), hands the candidate a set of documents that included a more than 20 – year old letter written by a very disturbed local resident (who has since disappeared from the local radar), accusing the candidate and two now deceased town officials of some unsavory conduct. Attached to the documents was a copy of our blog article, “Bruno, Deluca, Warner Squirming to Cover it Up”.

Mayor John T. Bruno and James Latter, Patrick Brown, Jason Hyslop in a Dumbo Match

Mayor John T. Bruno
versus
James Latter, Pat Brown, Jason Hyslop
in a Dumbo Match

But even more disturbing was the fact that mayor John T. Bruno attached a campaign card, “ELECT James Latter, Pat Brown, Jason Hyslop.”

Obviously, this raised a very relevant question: What is Ravena mayor John T. Bruno’s connection with the Latter – Brown – Hyslop campaign that would cause mayor Bruno to dig up a 20 – year old letter written by an apparent lunatic, and then attach the Latter – Brown – Hyslop campaign card to it, then hand it to an opponent candidate? It’s just weird. (You can read the documents by clicking here: friends of rcs bruno king redacted ) [Editor’s Note: the “Fori” mentioned in the letter is Bruno’s cousin. Surprised?]

Mayor Bruno opens another one!

Mayor Bruno opens another one!

So, in all fairness, we e – mailed Mr James Latter, attached the documents we received, and asked him what was going on. We gave Latter and his running mates Pat Brown and Jason Hyslop a deadline to respond so that we could publish his response, whatever that could possibly be.

As far as we are concerned, this matter is now between Latter, Brown and Hyslop, and Ravena mayor John T. Bruno. Let them battle it out and we’ll clean up the body parts later.

But the question we’d really like to ask James Latter, Pat Brown, and Jason Hyslop is this: You are running under the slogan, “Restore Respect and Integrity to the RCS Board of Education,” which is rather odd because if we voters are guided by that slogan we would immediately remove James Latter from the board, and absolutely avoid supporting Brown and Hyslop, given their relationships with the teachers clique and the Coeymanazis. But really, how does Ravena mayor John T. Bruno’s bizarre and stupid conduct in any way relate to restoring “respect and integrity” (both four – letter words to the Bruno administration) to anything? It seems that just the opposite is happening.

OOPS! Looks Like It Backfired, Latter, Brown, Hyslop!

OOPS! Looks Like It Backfired, Latter, Brown, Hyslop!
Better Get A New Slogan!
Thanks! Mayor Bruno!

Last year, at about this very time, we started this blog because the local campaigning for board of election members and the 2012 – 13 school budget was turning so incredibly ugly. We covered the polling place irregularities, we raised the questions of improper or misuse of students to promote the teachers’ and the teachers’ union interests, we attacked the lunatic 6.8 % tax – levy which at the time was pushed through by the teachers clique who had the majority on the board. Can you believe what was going on in this community last year at about this time? (If you’ve forgotten already, you can read about some of it at James Latter: Why Is He Still On the Board of Education? (May 21, 2012), What do the Signs Tell Us? (May 14, 2012), Sports Scandal Quiz: RCS Sports Association? (April 8, 2012), Teachers Unite in Greed…Matt Wrote the Contract… (April 18, 2012), Real Bullying at School is By the Teachers (April 19, 2012), Constructiveness, Collaboration, Cooperation, Consensus? (April 20, 2012), INCREDIBLE!!! (May 7, 2012),What Your Kids Were Doing in School at RCS Today… (May 3, 2012), Parents: Do You Know Where Your Children Are? (May 3, 2012), Topple the TeachersTower on the Board of Education (May 9, 2012), Can You Explain This, Jerry? (May 16, 2012) ).

Campaign Signs Out of Control

If The Coeymanazis are not Posting Illegal Signs, They’re Pulling their Opponents’ Signs
As Usual, the Town of Bethlehem Gets It Right…At Least on Paper

They're Outa Control!

They’re Outa Control!

Campaign signs are starting to obscure springtime again. Big ones, small ones, fat ones, skinny ones—they’re an eyesore and they’re all over the place. What can you do? It’s campaign time and the rabid campaigners have only one thing on their minds: flood the landscape with their egos! The love to see their names in print…we’ll most of the time.

As usual, the town of Coeymans trails everyone else in the region…except with bizarre behavior like renaming itself Reubenville for a month! (We’ll get back to that subject and the handling of the Arby’s coupons in an upcoming article.). But our neighbor to the north, Bethlehem, seems to have gotten it right…at least on paper. How? Well they’ve passed a sign law that reads:

Plain Language Rules for Temporary Signs
(covers all roads within the Town of Bethlehem)

1.         “Temporary’ signs” include political signs, signs advertising civic, religious, educational or non-profit events, and similar signs (this does not include for-profit business. signs).

2.         Temporary signs can only be placed on private non-commercial property by the owner, or with the owner’s permission (non-commercial includes residential property, schools, churches, civic and non-profit organizations).

3.         Temporary signs must be placed at least 5 feet from the edge of the roadway pavement, and should not obstruct sidewalks or otherwise cause a hazard.

4.         Temporary signs CANNOT simply be placed along the roadside where no one appears to live, this includes town, state, county and other streets, roads, or highways. They can only be placed on private non-commercial property with the owner’s permission.

5.         Temporary signs must be temporary, meaning they cannot be permanently affixed to the ground or a structure, and should not be displayed for more than three months a year; they must be less than six square feet· in size (per side) – for example 2 feet x 3 feet.

And enforcement is by removal of signs that violate the temporary sign law. Makes sense, right? Maybe that’s why the town of Coeymans hasn’t picked up on Bethlehem’s good example.

The problem is, as in the case of all laws, enforcement. Getting the lazy bastards in the town hall to move their arses and enforce the law. Perhaps if they get enough e – mails, telephone calls, and letters they might get off their asses and enforce the law.

Same applies to the town of Coeymans. We encourage the town supervisor, Stephen Flach, and his town board to enact a similar law regulating how many, how, and where temporary signs are placed, and defining the enforcement action in the event of violation.

But, if the “Trucks Entering” sign blocking the speed limit signs on Route 144 are anything to go by, the town of Coeymans doesn’t give a damned. Do you?

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Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Abuse, Abuse of Public Office, Accountability, AFL-CIO, Albany, Albany Schenectady BOCES, Alice Whalen, Andrew Cuomo, Bill Bailey, Bitter Bob (Ross), Bob Ross, BoBo Cop, BOCES, Bray Engel, Brian Bailey, Brown and Weinraub, Candidate, Capital District, Cathy Deluca, Civil Right Violation, Coeymanazis, Coeymans, Corruption, Dawn Rogers, Deceit, Deluca-Warner Fitness Center, Diane Malecki, Dick Iannuzzi, DoDo Cop, Donna Leput Hommel, Dr Alan McCartney, Dr Alan R. McCartney, Edward "Teddy" Reville, Edward Reville, Eleanor Luckacovic, Eleanor Oldham, Elections and Voting, Ethics and Morality, FERPA, Friends of RCS, George Dardiani, Gerald Deluca, Greene County, Gregory Darlington, Howard "Bray" Engel, Hudson Valley, Hypocrisy, Incompetence, Indifference, Irresponsibility, James Latter II, Jason Hyslop, Jeff Lukens, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Jerry Deluca, Joan Ross, John B. King, John Luckacovic, John M. Vadney, John Rousseau, John T. Bruno, Karen Miller, Lazlo Polyak, Lies, Lorraine Misuraca, Marlene McTigue, Martin Case, Marty Case, Mary Partridge-Brown, Matt "the Mutt", Matt Miller, Matthew J. Miller, Mayor Bruno, Melanie Lekocevic, Michael Biscone, Michael J. Biscone, Misconduct, Misinformation, Misuse of Public Office, Moose Misuraca, Nancy Biscone-Warner, Nancy Warner, New Baltimore, New York, New York State, New York State Education Department, New York State United Teachers, News Channel 10, News Channel 13, News Channel 6, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, NYSED, NYSUT, Office of the Attorney General, Pam Black, Patrick E. Brown, Pete Lopez, Peter Masti, Phillip Crandall, Ravena, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central School District, Ravena Health and Fitness Center, RCS Central School District, RCS School Board, RCS Sportsman Association, Rodney Krzykowski, Sarah Berchtold Engel, School Taxes, Selkirk, Smalbany, Stephen Flach, Susan K. O'Rorke, Tavia Rauch, Tax Levy, Teachers Union, Teddy Reville, Thomas A. Boehm, Thomas E. Dolan, Tom Dolan, Transparency, Union Representative, United Federation of Teachers, William Bailey