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Ravena Continues Criminally Irresponsible Financial Neglect

The Village of Ravena Publishes the Proposed 2013-14 Budget: $115,500 for the Village Fitness Center;
Cathy Deluca to be Director making $30,000+.

Illegal, Exclusive, Expensive

Illegal, Exclusive, Expensive

Do the math: If there are 500 households in Ravena, the fitness outfit will cost each and every household at least $300.00 in 2013-2014!

Bruno-Warner-Deluca BurningYour Money

Bruno-Warner-Deluca BurningYour Money

The Village of Ravena Refuses to Disclose Legal Fees
Financial Irresponsibility Continues in the Village

Village Mayor John T. Bruno is Still Clueless

Mayor John T. Bruno

Mayor John T. Bruno

In a Times Union article following the Office of the NYS Comptroller’s audit of the village of Ravena, ” Audit slams Ravena board. Village officials fail to monitor finances, comptroller warns,” we read:

The Village Board has little control over finances…The audit revealed scant oversight by the board and said the village treasurer has almost exclusive control over finances…It found that the board is not aware of purchases, does not monitor the actual cost of operations versus the budgeted cost, does not approve budget transfers, did not audit the treasurer’s records or the justice court and filed annual financial reports late…
None of the transfers were approved by the board, the audit said… The audit called the village’s purchasing policy outdated, said the policy is not being followed and the board is not monitoring purchases… Two out of three department heads said they were unaware the village had a purchasing policy, and in reviewing claims, a substantial portion of them did not have proper documentation attached…”The mayor stated that the board was not aware that audits of the treasurer’s and the justice court’s records were required to be completed,” the audit said.

More than thirty years on the village payroll and Mayor John T. Bruno still hasn’t got a clue. ‘What, records? Us, keep records? Nah! I don’t know nothin’! Get outta here!”

And Nancy Biscone-Warner, wife of village justice Harold “Hal” Warner, has been treasurer for more than 20 years, and has been re-elected to the position by dumbass voters (probably the Brunos, Biscones, Persicos, Albanos, and a handful of Coeymanazis were enough to vote her in). Now she’s haunting the corridors of village hall 25/7. Why are the village Ravena, NY, reading reports of such incompetence and voting these clowns back into office?!? We don’t get it!!! Shouldn’t these walking-dead from the past be exorcised or something?

Nancy Warner Still Haunts Village Hall

Nancy Warner Still Haunts Village Hall

This blog has reported extensively on the village of Ravena’s backroom deals to evict the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Community Library and create the Ravena Health and Fitness Center. The planning for the Ravena Health and Fitness Center was business as usual in the village of Ravena: it was done secretly. No public hearings, no public comment. Then the village of Ravena went ahead and purchased about $40,000 in used health club equipment from another insider. The $40 grand came out of the public treasury. Again no public hearings or inputs.

We published our prediction that the Ravena-Coeymans Incest Club, the Brunos, Biscones, Warners, Delucas would be setting up a cozy little private spa for themselves and their croneys, as well as providing a plum position for one of their own. Well, as usual our prediction is correct.
The proposed village of Ravena budget is out and here are the figures for the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, which already has its own e-mail and designer logo, again a done deal behind closed doors.

Cathy Long-Deluca

Cathy Long-Deluca

As we predicted, Cathy Deluca has been given the position of fitness center director at a cool salary of $30,000. Is that being paid out of taxpayer monies? Yes! Does it include benefits that not many of us are likely to see? Yes! Is this an insider pick? Yes!

Actually, Cathy Deluca does have some fitness center mismanagement experience. She managed a fitness center when she was still Cathy Long. Remember the fitness center on Main Street? The one that failed?

So let’s have a look at the “budget officers estimates” of what the fitness center is going to cost (the figure below is taken directly out of the proposed budget):

7180 Fitness Center  
130 Director (Cathy Deluca) 30,000.00
151 Hourly Employees 30,000.00
290 Equipment 30,000.00
424 Telephone 500.00
429 Repairsto Equipment 20,000.00
435 Outside Services 2,200.00
436 Unclassified 3,000.00

The Ravena Health and Fitness Center is Estimated to Cost Ravena Residents $115,500 in 2013-14. Can you afford that?

We’d like you to have a close look at item s 290 Equipment and 429 Repairs to Equipment. The village plans to spend another $30,000 on equipment for this misconceived misuse of public money. But what’s really irking us is that they’re budgeting another $20,000 for repairing equipment. They just bought about $40,000 in used equipment, and now they’re planning to spend another $20,000 repairing it. (Do the math: $60,000 in junk, scrap!) Our question is obvious: Who got the kickbacks?

There’s no business plan or anything like planning so the other $5,200 for items 435 Outside Services and 436 Unclassified are still mysteries. But let the imagination go wild on this one!

multicolor rhfcWhile I do not generally advocate taking local dollars out of the community, I must admit that nothing, nothing that the village of Ravena can do can even come close to the opportunities in Glenmont, just down the road with Planet Fitness and it’s beautiful facility, including changing rooms, tanning, instructors, events, sanitation, etc. And all at a ridiculously reasonable price and a variety of plans. But then, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center with all of its misleading hype, is not for you or me, it’s for the Ravena-Coeymans in-crowd.

Once the Coeymanazi bunch makes the Ravena Health and Fitness Center its watering hole, do you think the rest of us will be welcome? Guess again!

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How comfortable will you feel with Jerry Dirty-Hands Deluca behind you?

So, cruising down Main Street in Ravena we can take in the Bruno legacy as we approach a centennial: empty storefronts and empty residential buildings. But Ravena has $115,500 dollars in the 2013-14 budget for a fitness center. Go figure!

Moreover, wouldn’t it have been more responsible to have budgeted that $150,000 to support say the RC Teen Center’s programs for the benefit of youth, or perhaps to invested some of it in the RCS Community Library programs, after all the Library is in the geographical territory of the village of Ravena, or maybe some billing software to keep village accounts, especially water and sewer billings, honest. Speaking of water and sewer, how can the village board of Ravena in good conscience budget $150,000 for a health and fitness center of dubious merit, while neglecting the necessary repair of a 100-year old village sewer and drainage system! It’s criminal and Mayor John T. Bruno and his lunatic band of clowns William Bailey, Rocco Persico, Martin Case, and Nancy Biscone-Warner need to do some jail time with co-conspirators Cathy Long-Deluca and Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca!

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Cathy D.: “Gimme a health-club, Mayor Johny!”

We’d also like to remind our readers that the Bruno-Warner-Deluca fitness scam is also at the expense of a community institution, the RCS Community library. The library is funded by tax dollars that property owners in the town of Coeymans pay. You voted on its budget at the same time you voted for the RCS central school district budget, and the members of the RCS school board. The RCS Community Library serves residents of two counties as a result of the funding (actually the town of Coeymans (Albany County) and part of the town of New Baltimore (Greene County). In other words, the RCS Community Library is a publicly funded institution that serves the entire RCS CSD region, plus. The village of Ravena has done everything possible to make the library unwelcome, including raising its rent by an additional $600. That’s $600 of your money.

One of the reasons the RCS Community Library could not leave its location in the Ravena village building is because D. Persico, board member Rocco Persico’s cousin, didn’t have the money to finish the required renovations, and had to qualify for a loan. Normally, when a contractor renegs on a commitment, there are penalties, like Donnie, you’ve got to eat the rent hike? But that’s not how business is done in Ravena-Coeymans, especially in the Incest Club. Rather than impose penalties on the contractor-board-member-cousin who doesn’t have the money to finish the job, the village of Ravena raises the library’s rent by $600!

This situation has to be investigated and we’ll be publishing forms for residents to fill in and cover letters that can be used for submitting complaints to the Office of the State Comptroller and to the Office of the Attorney General, demanding that the operations in the village of Ravena be investigated.

Rocco Persico

Rocco Persico

Isn’t it odd that Rocco Persico is a psychologist on the payroll of the RCS school district and he’s on the village of Ravena board. I really have to ask myself what kind of psychologist Persico is if he’s on the Ravena board and this crazy shite still goes on? Maybe that’s why the high-school kids are so whacked out.


And the Financial Irresponsibility and Criminally Poor Recordkeeping Goes On and On and On…
What is Ravena Shelling Out for Legal Fees?
In Other Words:
What is the Michael Biscone Racket Being Paid?

FOIL
A Local Resident Filed a Demand for Production and Disclosure of the Village of Ravena’s Legal Expenditures. The demand was made under the New York State Freedom of Information Act, which requires public entities–with the exception of courts–to produce and disclose all public access information within a specific period of time.

§84. Legislative declaration. 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.

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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.

Yes, every one of us has the right to demand disclosure of information from our government and public agencies. The government and its agencies work for you. Don’t let them forget that fact!

There are laws, the Freedom of Information Law, for example, that lay down the who, what, where, how, and when. And you should know about all of this. For example:

§89. General provisions relating to access to records; certain cases. 3. (a) Each entity subject to the provisions of this article, within five business days of the receipt of a written request for a record reasonably described, shall make such record available to the person requesting it, deny such request in writing or furnish a written acknowledgment of the receipt of such request and a statement of the approximate date, which shall be reasonable under the circumstances of the request, when such request will be granted or denied, including, where appropriate, a statement that access to the record will be determined in accordance with subdivision five of this section. An agency shall not deny a request on the basis that the request is voluminous or that locating or reviewing the requested records or providing the requested copies is burdensome because the agency lacks sufficient staffing or on any other basis if the agency may engage an outside professional service to provide copying, programming or other services required to provide the copy, the costs of which the agency may recover pursuant to paragraph (c) of subdivision one of section eighty-seven of this article.

And so far, the village of Ravena (and the RCS CSD district offices, Dr McCartney. But more on this later.) have obstinately broken the law!

It seems a local resident submitted a demand for disclosure of the village of Ravena’s legal fees, because of the observation that wherever you look there’s either a Biscone or a Teresi doing legal work for the village, the town, private individual, on their own. And given the NYS Comptroller’s observation that nobody seems to know who’s doing what or where the money’s going, it apparently seemed like a good idea to get the official word. Normally, a FOIL works…unless there’s something to hide.

Well, the resident got the runaround and then it was “we need more time because we’re mailing out sewer and water bills.” OK . Call him stupid, but the resident agreed to give them more time. And then…SILENCE. He contacted the village and the clerk tells him that the request is unreasonable, that she does not have access to the records, what she does have she’ll produce by August 2, 2013. WTF! Read the law (especially the parts quoted above)!

For all we have to say about the town of Coeymans, who apparently got the same request at the same time, the Coeymans town clerk responded in a matter of days! Why is it that Ravena needs almost 6 months from the time the FOIL was submitted to the time the village clerk expects to have the records? No way, José!  Well, maybe they don’t have any records. Maybe they don’t want to surrender the records. Maybe someone doesn’t want the records public. Maybe all of the above.

So now the village of Ravena has a choice: either get the documents to the resident or face the consequences. Now we’re on the case and we’ll see it right on through to the Office of the Comptroller and the Office of the Attorney General. And we know of quite a few other residents who’ll be more than happy to join the movement.

Well, dear readers, the law is the law for you and me, and for the village of Ravena. The village of Ravena is now breaking the law and it’s time to go public and demand that the Office of the State Comptroller and the State Attorney General do some poking around. Where are the records, Ravena?

Actually, we’ve hear that Michael Biscone is having his own problems these days. It seems he’s allegedly being sanctioned by the court for some sort of misconduct. We’re trying to lay our hands on the papers and will publish as soon as we can find out the facts. A former partner of Biscone’s, Joe  Rotello, is now in the Appellate Division, the New York State Unified Court System division that is responsible for disciplining attorneys. We just want all concerned to know that we know and that we’ll be watching for any messing around. May Biscone get what’s coming to him!

Mikey Working Out at the RHFC

Mikey Working Out at the RHFC

 
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Albany Times Union Tries to Save Face…With Egg!

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 As Usual, The Albany Times Union (a.k.a. Albany Times Useless) Does What It Does Best: It Screws Up Facts

Times Union, DA Soares, Coeymans P.D. Continue to Shoot Themselves in the Foot!

Times Union, DA Soares,
Coeymans P.D.

Continue to Shoot Themselves in the Foot!

But the Bottom Line is that the Trumped Up Fraud of a Case Against
Mr John Vadney,
President of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District Board of Education was
DISMISSED IN FULL
because there was no truth, no facts to support the charge.

The Real Perp, Joseph Edward “Joe” Tracey, Father of Josephine Tracey-O’Connor of Election Fat Fame, Mr Tracey Got 6 MONTHS Probation, and has to appear in court again in May.

But the fact that justice was done is not important, according to Kristen V. Brown, another one of those unemployable, amateur, wannabe writers at the Times Useless. Rather than praise the fact that justice was finally done and pointing out that the Albany County DA P. David Soares joined with the Coeymanazis in maliciously prosecuting a case that was not based on facts and truth. And the Albany Times Useless completely avoids the fact that Soares could not prosecute the case because there were no facts but wasted public money, harassed Mr Vadney for almost an enitre year. No, that’s not newsworthy to the Albany Times Union and their prostitute reporters.

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Albany Times Union Reporter Looking for a Story

Albany Times Union Reporter Looking for a Story

Instead, the Albany Times Useless in a piece by some nobody going by the name of Kristin V. Brown, printed a slew of bungled facts, making certain to tantalize the perverts and again scandalizes the RCS community.

We seriously have to ask ourselves: What does the Albany Times Union have against the Ravena-Coeyamans-Selkirk commuity? Why is the Albany Times Union constantly trashing this community. What’s the axe they have to grind? Don’t you ever ask yourself that question?

Why do you people continue your subscriptions to the Times Useless. It’s a tabloid. No news just sewerage. You might as well read used toilet tissue…you’ll get just as much from it.

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Our Personal Advice to the Albany Times Union and Ms Kristin V. Brown"The Editor

Our Personal Advice to the Albany Times Union and Ms Kristin V. Brown
The Editor

P.S. Where was the Times Useless or the News Herald or News Center 6, 10 or 13 when Scott Lendin was turned loose on the community? Where were you TU, NH, NC 6, 10, 13?

 

Our First “Year” In Review

We Started this Blog on March 31, 2012 and So, on December 31, 2012, We are Exactly 9 Months Old. Not Quite A Year but We’ll Do a “Year in Review” Anyway.

2012 in Review

some statistics

This Blog:

  • Was started on March 31, 2012, to cover events in Albany, NY. It later morphed into a more local blog, though still retaining the orginal Smalbany title
  • Has averaged more than 10,000 new readers every month since it started.
  • Has published more than 170 articles
  • Has published more than 700 readers comments. (Simon Bolendorf leads with 149 comments).
  • Has 65 readers who are “Followers” and who get e-mail notification when we post a new article or comment (You can Follow us, too, by simply clicking the Follow Us button on the right margin)
  • Lists more than 690 searchable categories or “tags”, a.k.a. keywords  (and according to one of our most reliable commentators, Simon, we use them all on every article ;))
  • Boasts more than 95,000 readers at the time of this writing.

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Posted by on December 31, 2012 in Abuse of Public Office, Accountability, AFL-CIO, Albany, Albany Schenectady BOCES, ARANY, Attorney Misconduct, B'ezrat Hashem, Betsy Smith, Bob Ross, BOCES, Bullying, Cathy Deluca, Church, Church of St Patrick Ravena, Civil Right Violation, Civil Rights, Coercion, Coeymanazis, Coeymans, Coeymans Police Department, Coeymans Town Board, Community, Conflict of Interest, Conspiracy, Corrupt Judge, Corrupt Justice, Corrupt Police, Corruption, Crooked Cop, Dayelin Roman, DEC, Deceit, DeLuca Public Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation, Double Dipping, Dr Alan McCartney, Dumb Ass Award, Elections and Voting, Eliminate Coeymans Police Department, Elizabeth Smith, Ethics and Morality, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, Fr James Kane, Freedom, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech, Gerald Deluca, Government, Greater Coeymans Ravena Area Community Business Group, Greed, Greene County, Greg Teresi, Gregory Darlington, Gregory Teresi, Harassment, Hudson Valley, Hypocrisy, Intimidation, Investigation, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Jerry Deluca, Joan Ross, Joe Teresi, John J. Biscone, John Luckacovic, John T. Biscone, John T. Bruno, Joseph C. Teresi, Joseph Teresi, Josephine O'Connor, Justice and Courts, Kerry Thompson, Law, Law Enforcement, Liberty, Main Street Small Business Coalition, Matt "the Mutt", Matt Miller, Matthew J. Miller, Mayor Bruno, Michael Biscone, Michael J. Biscone, Misconduct, Misinformation, Misuse of Public Office, Monitoring, MSSBC, New Baltimore, New York, New York State, New York State Education Department, New York State United Teachers, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, NYSED, NYSUT, Police State, Public Corruption, Ravena, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, Ryan Johnson, Selkirk, Shame On You, Smalbany, Stephen Flach, Superintendent of Schools, Surveillance, Teachers, Teachers Union, Terrorism at Home, Thomas E. Dolan, Times Union, Times Union Blogs, Times Useless, Times Useless Blogs, Tom Dolan, Transparency, Union Representative, United Federation of Teachers, Voting Fraud, Voting Irregularities, Year in Review, ב"ה, בס"ד

 

More than 3 Decades of Corruption! Throw Them Out!

Maybe You Like the Way the Duplicated and Frequently Contradicting Operations of the Ravena and Coeymans Local Government Wastes Your Tax Dollars. Some of Us Don’t.

And Maybe You Like Being Told in So Many Words You Don’t Count When Your Local Elected Officials (that is, the little Royal Court that Calls Itself the Ravena Village Council) Do as They Damned Please Without Asking Your Opinion…

You Thinking What I’m Thinking?

And What’s Up With the Town Supervisor and Village Mayor and your Village Council and Town Board Officials, Aren’t They At All Interested in What’s Going on In the RCS School District? I’ve yet to see them attend a BoE meeting or make a statement at the public meetings. Shouldn’t there be some sort of collaboration or cooperation between the school district and the local government, after all, the children attend the school do live in their administrative territories. Or are the local politicos too busy conspiring, stealing, and duplicating efforts at your expense? (Coeymans Town Supervisor did send a “proclamation” a couple of months ago, but didn’t appear to present it; instead  superintentent Smith read it to the meeting.)

You’ll never vote them out, they’ve got more relatives to vote them in than New York City has cockroaches and bedbugs combined! (Or, you could put your own people on the ballot and campaign for them…)

My Advice is: Throw Them Out! There are laws and procedures to help you do that:

N.Y. PBO. LAW § 36 : NY Code – Section 36: Removal of town, village, improvement district or fire district officer by court
Any town, village, improvement district or fire district officer,…, may be removed from office by the supreme court for any misconduct, maladministration, malfeasance or malversation in office. An application for such removal may be made by any citizen resident of such town, village, improvement district or fire district or by the district attorney of the county in which such town, village or district is located, and shall be made to the appellate division of the supreme court held within the judicial department embracing such town, village, improvement district or fire district. Such application shall be made upon notice to such officer of not less than eight days, and a copy of the charges upon which the application will be made must be served with such notice.

N.Y. NYC. LAW § 9 : NY Code – Section 9: Removal of mayor
The mayor may be removed from office by the governor upon charges and after service upon him of a copy of the charges and an opportunity to be heard in his defense. Pending the preparation and disposition of charges, the governor may suspend the mayor for a period not exceeding thirty days.

N.Y. VIL. LAW § 4-412 : NY Code – Section 4-412:

The board of trustees
3(12) An officer or person who assumes to create a liability or appropriate money or property of the village without authority of law, or assents thereto, is personally liable for such debt, or to the village for such money or property. Each member of a village board present at a meeting thereof when such unlawful action is taken is deemed to have assented thereto, unless he expressly dissents and requests such dissent to be entered upon the minutes of the meeting. If any person shall have heretofore appropriated or shall hereafter appropriate money or property of the village, contrary to law, and the facts in relation thereto are known to the board of trustees, and, after this section as amended takes effect, such board fail for thirty days to bring an action against such person to recover such money or property, each member of the board having such knowledge shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and liable to removal from office unless within such period of thirty days he shall file with the village clerk a written request, signed by him, requesting the bringing of, such action or shall cause to be entered upon the minutes of a meeting of the board a motion made by him for the bringing of such action, or his vote in favor of such a motion.

This article will be continued with examples and discussion. Check back later…

FIGHT BACK!
The Editor

 
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Junk Journalism: Dayelin Roman Bald. Spotted in a Guy-Suit!

Just When We Thought The Truck Had Taken Away the Garbage We Find Another Rotten Vegetable Taking Stabs at the RCS Community

Junk Journalist Michael Huber
Is Recruiting Whacko Writers for the
Albany Times Union Blog

Junk Journalist Dayelin Roman Has Left to Pollute the Newsprint in San Diego; Backwoods Butthead Michael Huber Apparently Has Stepped Up to Continue the Trash Tradition.

The Times Useless online muck published on the Albany Times Union “blogs” baits local lunatics with a cheap trashy attempt at journalism and then lets the rant-rambos continue making asses of themselves in comments that are uniformly nutzo and where no one has a name.

Michael Huber
(Put some hair around this guy’s head and what do you get? Scroll down for the answer!)

According to his TU description, Huber  “is the interactive audience manager for TimesUnion.com. In addition to managing the Times Union’s stable of citizen bloggers.” This hapless wannabe journalist and “stable manager” apparently runs the stable, rather the pigsty where he works without a clue about his own standards. Take this one, for example,

“Note: All comments are read and approved before they display. Comments with profanity or personal attacks will be rejected.”

After reading some of the posts on Huber’s blog, that statement is like him and the Times Useless: A Complete Joke!

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Attack and Backpedal! Teacher’s Clique Bites and Backpedals!

Everybody’s Reading This Blog!!!

Alice Whalen and Howard Engel
Get Snippy, Get Caught In Lies and Misinformation!

When They’re Caught They Can Get Real Nasty.
But They Sure Can Backpedal

When They’re Forced to Face the True Facts.

Alice Whalen, Howard Engel,
James Latter, Edward Reville
The Double-Talk Foursome

 Superintendent Elizabeth R. Smith announced a proclamation by Coeymans town Supervisor and the Coeymans town board declaring the month of October to be “Anti-Bullying Month.” Now that was ironic, also because at the last town of Coeymans board meeting a resident, M. Driscoll, chastised the Coeymans town board for its bullying of each other! The RCS board of education meeting was a classic example of mass bullying! The bullying was disgraceful at the October 9, 2012, RCS board of education meeting and flew in the face of any proclamation. Shame on you! RCS public! Shame on you, Alice Whalen, Howard Engel, James Latter, Edward Reville! You all clearly validated your status as first-class bullies!

 Before I launch into this commentary, I must go on the record to state that this RCS district’s self-loathing and dysfunction ends up being dumped by an infantile minority on targeted members of an elected volunteer group; the vicious minority is spurred on by none other than the alleged educators, the teachers and their minions, to engage in public displays of mass bullying. The contradiction is glaring: out of one side of their mouths they condemn bullying and out of the other they promote it both in their words and in their behavior! You’re a majority of hypocrites! But you can change!

And then, to top all of the disgraceful, bestial behavior we witnessed…

We were floored when Superintendent Elizabeth R. Smith took the floor and proselytized on positive behavior education–with the disrespect among board members, the apes in the public gallery, and the general ignorance that predominates at board of education meetings: Superintendent Smith’s cover-all responses, “I don’t know.” or “I wasn’t there.” But she introduced another new program–another do-nothing, spend-tax-dollars, keep-some-useless-meat-busy  program:

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support.
What a joke! The Adults Act Like Jerks (Whalen and Engel are TEACHERS!)
and the chimps shouting out-of-order in the audience sure could use some
PBIS!

(Just like they need another anti-bullying law they can ignore and a genuine toothless proclamation of an Anti-Bullying Month. Give me a fikkin’ break!)

Whalen, Engel, Latter, Reville
Share the Same Cup!
Coeymanazis!

In response to some sub-human persistently shouting out from the audience, the board president asked in utter frustration and disbelief:
“Is this what we’re teaching our children? This is ridiculous.”

We Agree! That having been said, the meeting of October 9, 2012, has to go down as one of the most uncivilized on both sides. The board is conspicuously divided by two parties with two incompatible agendas and Yes, it is turning into a bullying session as exemplified by the idiotic diatribe performed by Mrs A. Whalen and the junkyard dog performance by Howard “Backpedaler” Engel. Such outbursts are totally unprofessional and an abuse of the public forum. The audience was a mob and if they are to be taken as role models then we might as well save the $42 million school budget because it’s being wasted. The so-called teachers had no dignity and were soapboxing and grandstanding, enjoying the moment of notoriety and acknowledgement from the hordes of unwashed; it was a cheap shot and was made obviously out of desperation and frustration at not being able to assert themselves otherwise vis-à-vis the majority opposition.

What all concerned should realize but obviously do not is that their personal and political differences are not part of the script to be played out in the public forum but should be negotiated in their so-called executive session, where such inflammatory and misleading comments should be contained or, in the unlikely event of civility among the board members, even discussed.

Alice Whalen must have overdosed on stool softener earlier because she was sure talking some sh*t! She must have slipped Howard Engel a dose, too, because he was talkin’ a pile, too! Caca!

Mrs Alice Whalen’s protracted, volatile diatribe was totally unnecessary and its obvious intent was to garner the cheap support of the mob who she was well aware would go into a feeding frenzy once she was able to draw even the tiniest drop of blood. She was absolutely and embarrassingly unprofessional and prostituted herself, divorcing herself of any dignity for the sake of cheap political shots.

Howard Engel’s stupid insistence that the president had no authority to call or chair a policy meeting was also a misguided and cheap shot, simply aimed at publicly embarrassing the president and other members in the opposition. He was rightly disciplined and corrected when he was confronted with the actual facts and the rules of procedure. Nevertheless, he took his cheap shots and, like Alice Whalen, appealed to the baser nature of the mob. He was quick to back pedal and to attempt to double talk his way out of the corner into which he had painted himself, but failed to do that as well.

Best Advice.

Although we can understand the good intentions, the president of the board of education should in future refrain from citing law or precedent in the public part of the meeting. He should at all times refer such pronouncements to the attorney who should be available at every board of education meeting in an ex officio, advisory capacity. The president, as far as I am informed, has no legal training (nor do I, of I admit, but my statements on law are purely opinion as evidenced by the disclaimer that accompanies all of my statements on such matters).

In toto: The mob, Whalen, Engels fed the press. They did nothing to avert the usual description of this RCS school district as being nothing more than a bunch of yahoos with axes to grind, and once ground, burying them deeply in the backs of their neighbors!

In general, the teachers clique, Whalen, Engel, Latter, Reville, was absolutely disgusting and totally embarrassing. They managed to avoid discussion in executive session and engaged in ridiculous exhibitionist public discussions that should have been held in executive session. The teachers clique took unfair advantage and confirmed our continuing allegations that they are poor role models. It is unfair to the children to have to be exposed to such poor and bestial behavior.

The lack of coöperation, collaboration, consensus and the public’s frustration, largely because some members refuse to allow the dysfunctional board of education to function with the freedom they need (at least when the teachers clique is not trying to trip the operations up). The educators on the board of education do absolutely nothing to foster coöperation, collaboration, consensus; in fact, they inappropriately fuel the holocaust.

Immoral Matt “The Mutt”

Of all persons to take the floor to talk about poor performance in academics, morality, and ethics, Matt “the Mutt” Miller spoke as the president of the RCS teachers association (the teachers union!) in opposition to the hiring of the new interim supervisor. Mr Miller is a poor example of morality and ethics, as our reporting on this blog bears irrefutable testimony. Matt “the Mutt” Miller should be the last person to take the floor to pontificate on morals and ethics. He is receiving a full teacher’s salary while on reduced teaching load to allow him to do his teachers union work on the taxpayer dime! Talk about special-interest conflicts of interest! He’s also the double-dipper who was collecting a stipend of $10,000 a year in addition to his teacher salary to act as so-called “energy manager” during the same time he was receiving the teacher’s salary, doing the teachers union work on school time, etc. This is the same Matt “the Mutt” Miller who got really pissed when the non-teacher RCS board of education majority gave him the boot and did not renew his contract as “energy manager.” He’s also the same Matt “the Mutt” Miller who was implicated in inciting students to bully other students, and who violated policy by discussing confidential information with lunch aides in the presence of students! It’s incredible that Matt “the Mutt” would have the balls to make a public statement on behalf of the teachers union opposing the hiring of the new superintendent on moral and ethical grounds! And this is one of the teacher role models to which RCS parents are exposing their children. Blind bats!

Epilog

Working Parents Want It All!
FREE!

As far as the lengthy discussions of the A.S.A.P. (After School Activities Program) program went, and as far as I was able to discern from the whiney presentation by the director of that program, Alice Christiana, it quickly became obvious that it is simply a subsidized aftercare program that benefits largely the parents who opt to each work and delegate their parenting to a program which they expect the public to pay for.

No Mo’, Bro’!

Mark Silverbush,referring to his daughter, “…she gets her homework done…socializes…has a safe haven.” (Hang on, Mark, isn’t that what home is for? And parents?)  Maybe if one of her parents were home, she’d be getting that from her parents! Nicholas Abrams, another resident, describes his family as “both working parents” and is “rely highly on the program just to get by Monday through Friday…until their parents pick up their children,” and is concerned that the program is being charged rent. (Gee! Fancy that!) This babysitting notion is continued by another resident Jo Lido, both parents working, who states “to really rely on it heavily much as the other parents have mentioned…we are thrilled to have a programs like that in the school that are after school where kids can go while we’re still at work…Whoa! Free daycare, babysitting? Get outa here! ASAP is an after-school program, an extracurricular, which was described almost unanimously by supporters to be important to them because it allows both parents to work without having to be concerned about where their children are. Those very parents are outraged because the program may have to pay its way and the working parents won’t be getting a freebie at the public’s expense. Now isn’t that a dirty shame!?! While those very parents are the ones who would likely scream socialism they want the convenience that socialism would provide. In the alternative, they obviously want their cake and eat it, too, but object to having to buy the cake, that is, they want to enjoy the benefits but avoid paying for them. That’s not the way it happens.

That having been said, I was appalled that our wet rag superintendent took the safe path and let the frenzy go full steam and kept her mouth shut when she should have spoken up, I’m referring specifically to the A.S.A.P. director’s whiney presentation. Business as usual.

While on the subject of ASAP, it needs to be mentioned that the director of the program, Alice Christiana, is misdirecting her frustration to the board of education, as usual targeting the president, when her real beef is with the superintendent! The president attempted to explain to the program director that she had to talk to the superintendent, to the district business manager, who would consult with the school-district attorney to respond to her needs.

Even the Superintendent, in a rare moment of lucidness, admitted that it is not the board’s job to negotiate contracts. It is the superintendent’s job. The president of the board of education, too, indicated that she had to talk to the “persons on either side of me,” again emphasizing that she had to talk to the Superintendent Elizabeth R. Smith and the RCS CSD business manager about her situation. Duh! What’s not to understand, Ms Christiana?

This babysitting notion is continued by another resident Jo Lido, both parents working, who states “to really rely on it heavily much as the other parents have mentioned…we are thrilled to have a programs like that in the school that are after school where kids can go while we’re still at work…” Whoa! Free daycare, babysitting? Get outa here!

But, it’s incomprehensible that so many people should make public statements to the effect that ‘we don’t understand why we’re paying for the ASAP program.’ Please help us to understand, people, why shouldn’t you pay for the program? It’s extracurricular, it’s after school, it’s doing your parenting for you!

Lukens, Robbins, RK, Sylvester & Vadney were champs at cool, though!

Go Figure!

More GOOD NEWS is:
The Times Useless Star Illiterate, Dayelin Roman, Has Left the Area!

She’s Gone!
Good Riddance!

 More to Come…

Make the call, it’s FREE!
The Editor

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Tkaczyk wins Democratic ticket in 46th Senate District! Sour Grapes Dolan!

TOM DOLAN COMES BACK AS TOILET PAPER!!!
WE’VE BEEN SAVED BY OTHER VOTERS–COEYMANS AND ALBANY CARRIED BUTT-WIPE–THIS TIME YOU GOT WHAT YOU DIDN’T DESERVE COEYMANS!!!
I’D BET IF THE RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN OF COEYMANS WERE GIVEN A SHARP INSTRUMENT YOU’D FIGHT TO BE THE FIRST TO CUT YOUR OWN WRISTS!!!

TOM DOLAN LOST THE PRIMARY TALKIN’SHITE
NOW HE’S SOUR GRAPES AND STILL TALKIN’SHITE!

The Headlines Read:
Tkaczyk wins Democratic ticket in 46th Senate District

And instead of being a man about being bested by a smart woman who actually ran on the real issues and did some actual campaigning, and got out knocking on doors and meeting the people whose votes she wanted. BUT Tom Dolan dragged ass, and when he lost, says:


“At a certain point in the race I realized that the redistricting was fixed. It was made for the Republicans. Once they did the redistricting, the die was cast. The only reason I decided to continue was because of the important issue of hydrofracking. We’ll see how it all plays out.”


Yeah, “Dirty Hands”. I’ll take’em ALL!
And you can bill it to
the Town of Coeymans!
(They like picking up my tab!)

SOUR GRAPES, TOM? Is that the best you can come up with, to blame the Republicans?!?! Didn’t you do you’re homework, Tom? Wouldn’t you have known that before running on “No Fracking”?  There’s a lot of “fracking” going on in Coeymans, Guilderland and Albany, right Tom? [Editor’s Note: the Daily Mail reported that primary winner Tkaczyk, Dolan and Arias Miranda oppose hydrofracking, while all three support creating more green jobs. Only Dolan made “No Fracking” his campaign slogan. Bad move, Tom!]

Oh, lest we forget, a Democrat beat you, Tom! Was that the Republicans’ fault, too? YOU DORK! Think before you open your mealy mouth and you might not look like the buffoon you are!

Tom Dolan did as much for his bid for a state senate seat as he does back home in good ol’ Coeymans…NOTHING…except TALK SHITE and offer LAME EXCUSES why he comes out last!

Congrats! Coeymans! That’s the guy the majority of you voted for! Thanks for nothing! You can’t even help yourselves in the voting booths!

This Says It All!
The Editor

NEWS FLASH! Dirty Hands Jerry doesn’t come up with the political support thru his  alleged NYS Assembly and “political” connections nor thru Deluca Public Affairs to support his buddy Tom Dolan. Now Tom Dolan has to have his pix on Scott Toilet Tissue to pay his campaign expenses or find a way to weasel money out of Coeymans! Dirty Hands Jerry and Cathy Deluca should be able to help, though, they have a Bottle Blitz and now Cathy and Dirty Hands Jerry might even have a health club/gym–of course Ravena may have lost it’s public library. Sorry kids, seniors–you didn’t need a library (according to Jerry and Cathy Deluca and John Bruno. But Hal and Nancy Warner (Biscone) needed a local health club! Thank you, Coeymans!).

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