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Voters Need to Clean House; All New Tenants for Village and Town Halls

The Village of Ravena Village offices, the Coeymans Town Offices and the Coeymans Police Department, the New Baltimore Town Hall Have All Become Private Gratification Clubs, Political Whorehouses, Which, Like the Now RCS Board of Education, Cater to their Own Friends and Relatives and Tell the Rest of the Community to Go to Hell!

Turn in Your Keys. Your Time's Up!

Turn in Your Keys. Your Time’s Up!

It’s Election Time and Everybody’s Making Nice-Nice…Until November 6th, And Then It’s Back to Business-As-Usual!

Back during the last  local elections when the local cliques got re-elected the public was kept in the dark about the goings-on in village hall and town hall, in the police department. Why? Because this blog wasn’t around yet to bring the truth to the communities and to shed light on the dark powers and their crimes. But now the Blog is Here to Stay! Now you get to know what they’re doing and now you have the chance to clean house.

You just can’t sit around and wait until they suck you and this community dry and move on or until they die. You have to start taking charge now. You need to clean house completely. The village of Ravena has become a family business, the town of Coeymans, too, the LaMountains, the Darlingtons, the Thompsons are giving away jobs to their kids, and their affairs. It’s no wonder that the honest ones are frustrated,they’re outnumbered and it’s getting worse!

Ravena mayor John Bruno and his protegé Nancy Warner are rewarding their supporters like Cathy Deluca, whose husband, Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca, is a mole and insider at the town of Coeymans police department and a darling of Coeymans police chief, Gregory Darlington. It would appear that by rewarding Dirity-Hands Jerry’s wife, Cathy Deluca, with the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, mayor Bruno can get his claws into the leadership of the town of Coeymans. He’s so arrogant, Bruno is, that he thinks he can shoe-horn his lackey, Martin “Marty” Case into the supervisor’s office. He must be worse than senile!

Guaranteed Loser!!

Major Loser!!
Ravena Mayor Bruno
(Lookalike)

Mayor John Bruno Endorses Martin “Marty” Case for Coeymans Town Supervisor

This November voters have to wake up and start putting some new blood into the veins of our local government. What’s more, voters have to ensure not only that we cut out the cancer eating up the local community but that we stop the infection. We need to stop the favoritism. We need to put a stop to giving jobs away to special friends and family members (Ravena paid back some favors by giving Cathy Deluca the director position of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center despite her record of failures). We have Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington giving dispatcher jobs to his kids and to his assistant, Kerry Thompson’s kids. Darlington’s confidential secretary, Dawn LaMountain, has gotten her kid a job as a police officer on the Coeymans police department even though he’s so overweight he allegedly can’t do the required physical fitness test and pass for situps. Now, LaMountain’s husband is running for Coeymans Highway Superintendant. Gregory Darlington’s darling, Michelle Maddage, a secretary, with little or no idea what the job of the town clerk involves, was rushed onto the Coeymans Planning Board so they could say she has some town experience, but she has none. NOTHING! But by running her, Darlington and his cronies would not only have moles and tools on the town board (Boehme, Dolan, Rogers) but also have control of the clerk’s office. The public would get nothing out of them! The Coeymans Town Hall would be closed tighter than the Kremlin! POLICE STATE!

We already know what happens when you get too many kissin’ cuzzins in local government: Just look at Ravena village hall! Just look at Ravena…but you’ll have to do it real quick before it disappears all together! Bruno’s Ghost Town.

Speaking of infections, the fact that Ravena mayor Bruno’s lackey, Martin “Marty” Case, even dreams of running for Coeymans town supervisior is pure proof of how arrogant and out-of-touch they have become. Does Case think that the entire community is that stupid to even consider him as a serious candidate? Coeymans would do better with the ghost of Osama bin Laden; at least bin Laden wouldn’t be stretching across town to kiss Bruno’s ass and ask permission to do anything in Coeymans. Rather than spread the infection, wipe it out! That means clean out Ravena village hall and all its crooks, including Case and his cronies but especially Bruno and Warner, the ringleaders!

Housecleaning in Coeymans can start with getting rid of Thomas “Tom” Boehm and Dawn Rogers. Michelle Maddage is an accident looking for a place to happen, and we don’t need Coeymans police department corruption infecting the clerk’s office, too. Leave the foul smell in the basement, please.

New Baltimore

New Baltimore has its own country-club-in-town-hall and the majority of them have to go.

Bye-Bye, Suzie-O!

Bye-Bye, Suzie-O!

Town Supervisor Susan O’Rorke has to be one of the first and it looks like she’s soon to be ex-supervisor. First of all she doen’t even have a party, she’s NOP, NO PARTY! The Dems in New Baltimore have always taken the Independence Party’s endorsement for granted. BUT THIS YEAR THE NEW BALTIMORE DEMS LOST THAT ENDORSEMENT TO THEIR OPPONENTS!!! DELISANTI AND VADNEY TOOK IT FROM THEM!!! O’Rorke and her monkeys all lost the support of the Independence party and didn’t get their endorsement; she couldn’t get the signatures on her petition and those she did get were disqualified. Then as a write-in duirng the primaries, she got all of 4 votes. Doesn’t that tell you anything?  We can read the writing on the wall and it’s in neon flashing: Goodby, Suzie-O!

Suzie-O might be headed for the door but there are other club members standing just outside to sneak in, once it’s open. Here are just a few to think about: Jordon, Angelis, Shrauf. All insiders. All bad news for the rest of New Baltimore.

“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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Posted by on October 10, 2013 in Abuse of Public Office, Albany, Albany County Chamber of Commerce, Albany County Civil Service Department, Angelis and Schrauf, Assessment, Bill Bailey, Bitter Bob (Ross), Black Mamba, Bob Dorrance, Bob Freeman, Bob Knighten, Bob Ross, Candidate, Cathy Deluca, Christopher Norris, Claude A. Wheeles, Coeymanazis, Coeymans, Coeymans Police Department, Coeymans Town Board, Conspiracy, Corrupt Police, Corruption, Crooked Cop, David Wukitsch, Dawn LaMountain, Dawn Rogers, Dr Alan R. McCartney, Eleanor Luckacovic, Eleanor Oldham, Elections and Voting, Eliminate Coeymans Police Department, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, George Dardiani, George LaMountain, Gerald Deluca, Greene County, Gregory Darlington, Harold Warner, Investigation, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Jerry Deluca, Joan Ross, Joe Rotello, John Luckacovic, John T. Bruno, Josephine P. Dority née Biscone, Josie Biscone-Bruno, Kerry Thompson, Larry Conrad, Martin Case, Marty Case, Mayor Bruno, Michael Biscone, Michael J. Biscone, Misconduct, Misuse of Public Office, Nancy Biscone-Warner, Nancy Warner, New Baltimore, New York State Police, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, Official Misconduct, Pete Lopez, Peter Masti, Police State, Public Corruption, Ravena, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, Ravena Health and Fitness Center, Ravena Village Board, Robert Dorrance, Robert J. Freeman, Robert J. Freeman, Robert Williams, Rocco Persico, Selkirk, Smalbany, Susan K. O'Rorke, Thomas A. Boehm, Tom Boehm, Tom Dolan, Transparency, William Bailey

 

Criminal Obstruction of Justice & Official Misconduct: Gregory Darlington, Coeymans PD

Most Citizens Are Unaware of Laws that Can Be Used in Self-Defense Against Rogue Public Servants and to Bring Public Servants to Justice.

 

Obstruction of Justice, Official Misconduct, Personal Injury, Violations of Protected Rights BRING THEM TO JUSTICE!!!

Obstruction of Justice, Official Misconduct, Personal Injury, Violations of Protected Rights
BRING THEM TO JUSTICE!!!

That Includes Police Chiefs and Police Officers, Government Elected Officials, Other Public Employees, Too!

New York Penal Law (hereinafter called NYP) § 195.00 Official misconduct. A public servant is guilty of official misconduct when, with intent to obtain a benefit or deprive another person of a benefit…he knowingly refrains from performing a duty which is imposed upon him by law or is clearly inherent in the nature of his office. Official misconduct is a class A misdemeanor.

§195.05 Obstructing governmental administration in the second degree. A person is guilty of obstructing governmental administration when he intentionally obstructs, impairs or perverts the administration of law or other governmental function or prevents or attempts to prevent a public servant from performing an official function, by means of intimidation, physical force or interference. Official misconduct is a class A misdemeanor.

US Code – Chapter 73: Obstruction of justice. Obstruction of justice is a serious federal offense where someone tries to impede the interfere with the legal process. This can include actions that impede the criminal process during the investigation stage or during the trial. There are many different ways that someone can be charged with obstructing justice such as: Attempting to influence a judge, court employee or a jury member; threatening, assaulting, blackmailing, retaliating against or taking other actions against someone for participating in a criminal investigation or prosecution; Lying to law enforcement officials about important information such as Knowingly altering, concealing, or destroying evidence or potential evidence.

Ways to Commit Obstruction of Justice

Obstruction of justice is a crime which can be charged in a number of scenarios. It can be committed by a judicial official, an elected official, attorneys and people obstructing the justice system. The following are ways that the crime of obstruction of justice can be committed:

  • Interfering with the work of prosecutors, government officials, other officials, police, investigators or other professionals doing work to promote or ensure justice can constitute obstruction of justice.
  • When a person who is questioned during an investigation lies to the police, this can result in obstruction of justice charges when the truth is discovered. The right to remain silent protects individuals who do not wish to cooperate with an investigation if it may incriminate them.
  • Altering or destroying physical evidence can bring about obstruction of justice charges. 
  • As a government official, a police chief or district attorney has an increased duty to uphold justice and enforce the laws, and his failure to do so can result in charges of obstruction of justice.
  • Perjury can bring about obstruction of justice charges whether it is committed by an official or anyone in an official investigation.

In new york obstruction of justice is a class “a” misdeamenor.  maximum punishment is up to a year in jail.

So, What Do You Think of When You Think of the Coeymans Police Department? Official Misconduct? Obstruction of Justice? Violation of Protected Constitutional Rights? Personal Injurty (Physical, Reputation, Loss of Income, Property Damage, Medical Expenses, etc.)?

Can You Describe Coeymans Police Department Misconduct?
Can You Describe How has Gregory Darlington Contributed to the Misconduct of Coeymans PD Personnel?
Do You Know How has Gregory Darlington Failed Law Enforcement in this Town?
How has Gregory Darlington and the Coeymans PD Failed YOU?

Abused by Clowns?

Abused by Clowns?

Have you been waiting for local, state, or federal officials to come to your aid? Frustrated?

Please examine the list below and think about the items. Can you provide us with your information by SPECIFIC case, event, incident, dates, times, names of persons directly involved (perp, victim, investigating law enforcement officers’ names), witnesses, any damage or injury you sustained as a result (e.g., physical, social (defamation, public shame, etc.), economic (medical costs, loss of income, additional expenses, etc.), any other details you feel might be important.

Criminal federal and state obstruction of justice charges, state criminal official misconduct charges, and civil violation of protected rights and personal injury (tort) claims against Darlington, the Coeymans PD, the town of Coeymans, the members of the town board of Coeymans, Gregory Darlington, and P. David Soares are supported by the items listed below and, include at least those listed below. Do you have any knowledge of any incident in which Darlington or any employee of the Coeymans Police Department has failed in his performance or by his failure, empowered or facilitated misconduct by employees of the Coeymans Police Department? Be specific and provide the particulars indicated in the previous paragraph.

We, as claimant, allege the following specific instances of Mr Gregory Darlington’s ongoing patterns of obstruction of justice in his capacity as chief of police in the town of Coeymans Police Department, including but not by limitation, the following allegations, which will be described in detail in a further Notice of Claim and lawsuit being prepared as we write. Do any of the following look familiar to you?

  1. Failure to diligently  investigate or to supervise, or interfering with the progress of an on – going investigation of a complaint taken by the town of Coeymans Police Department;
  2. Delaying or otherwise interfering with the timely processing of a good faith complaint, interfering with the inauguration or prosecution of the investigation of such complaint, or otherwise obstructing the reasonable investigative processes involved in the disposition of a complaint made with the Coeymans Police Department;
  3. By indifference, ignorance, or negligence failing to ensure the proper handling, recording, tracking, access to, and security of evidence taken or provided for the purpose of law enforcement, criminal investigation, or other law enforcement activity;
  4. Failing or refusing to respond to a citizen’s or complainant’s diligent inquiry regarding the status or progress of a complaint or investigation;
  5. Obstructing or impairing a citizen’s or complainant’s rights under the law;
  6. Indifference or injury to citizen’s or complainant’s confidence in his or her constitutionally guaranteed protected and guaranteed rights under the United States Constitution and the laws of the United States and the State of New York, to wit: freedom of expression and assembly, equal protection under the law, protection from unlawful search and seizure, discrimination based on sex, age, gender, orientation, faith tradition; profiling by person, vehicle, etc.
  7. Failure to enforce discipline in the case of on- or off – duty misconduct of members of the Coeymans Police Department upon good faith, substantiated, and factual citizen complaint;
  8. Indifference or injury to a citizen’s or complainant’s confidence in the impartiality of the law, and law enforcement, in equal protection under the law;
  9. Creation of the impression by word, conduct, silence, commission, omission of a double – standard system of favoritism or nepotism or simonism or other such pernicious practice based on personal, social, professional, political or economic relationships or associations;
  10. The conditioning of support of the public service resources of the Coeymans Police Department or resources accessible or at the disposal of the Coeymans Police Department upon favor or other conditional consideration or benefit to the staff, organization, image, operations of the Coeymans Police Department;
  11. Indifference to or refusal to respond to citizen’s or complainant’s telephone, e – mail, letter or written communications and inquiries relating to the business and operations of the Coeymans Police Department;
  12. Indifference to or refusal to respond or to comply with the affirmative obligations imposed upon the Coeymans Police Department under the provisions of New York State Public Officers Law Article 6 §§84 – 90, also known as the New York State Freedom of Information Law or the F.O.I.L.;
  13. Refusal to collaborate or to cooperate with other intra – municipal public service personnel, public servants, public employees, agencies, offices or officials to facilitate timely and productive response to citizen or complainant complaints, inquiries, concerns;
  14. Indifference to or refusal to create, implement, update, or observe quality, disciplinary, complaint processing, administrative procedures and policies required or already in place in the Coeymans Police Department or in the town of Coeymans government system to ensure an acceptable and efficacious performance of the Coeymans Police Department as a unit of the government of the town of Coeymans and the intra – departmental operations of the Coeymans Police Department;
  15. Have you been or felt you have been intimidated or subjected to retaliation by Coeymans law enforcement, complained, and have been frustrated by their indifference or non-response? Did you feel abused?
  16. Indifference to or refusal to create or to enhance a positive image of law enforcement in the town of Coeymans.

This list is considered ongoing and may be augmented at any time without notice upon receipt of information not already contained or included in the above list.

Read another document that describes specifically what Gregory Darlington is expected to be doing in his official civil service job description. Do you feel he’s doing his job? Do you know of specific instances to show that he is not competent or qualified ever to have been or to continue to be the chief administrative officer  of the town of Coeymans Police Department? Click here to read/download that document: Where has the Coeymans Police Chief Failed

Send us any information you have to support your contentions to rcs.confidential@gmail.com and we’ll include it in our Notice of Claim against the Coeymans Police Department, Town of Coeymans, the members of the town board of the Town of Coeymans, the Coeymans Town Attorney, the Coeymans Police Department, Gregory Darlington, P. David Soares and provide you with fill – in boilerplate forms for your personal Notice of Claim against the Town of Coeymans, the town board of the Town of Coeymans, the Coeymans Town Attorney, the Coeymans Police Department, Gregory Darlington, P. David Soares on charges of federal and state criminal obstruction of justice, state criminal official misconduct charges, and civil charges violation of protected rights, and personal injury (tort).

If you don’t have your own computer or don’t know how to send an e – mail, visit the RCS Community Library on Main Street in Ravena or any community library and ask one of the library employees to help you. Use your community library; it’s good for you and it’s good for the library!

Time for Real Justice Bring Them to Justice The Editor

Time for Real Justice
Bring Them to Justice
The Editor
Ego sum qui sum…

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2013 in Abuse, Abuse of Public Office, Accountability, Albany, Albany County Civil Service Department, Albany County District Attorney, Albany County Executive, Albany County Sheriff Department, American Civil Liberties Union, ARANY, BoBo Cop, Bryan Rowzee, Bully Cops, Burning the Constitution, Capital District, Cathy Deluca, Civil Right Violation, Civil Rights, Claude A. Wheeles, Coeymanazis, Coeymans, Coeymans Circus, Coeymans Police Department, Coeymans Town Attorney, Coeymans Town Board, Coeymans Town Court, Coeymans Town Justice, Come Together, Committee on Open Government, Community, Conspiracy, Corrupt Justice, Corrupt Police, Corruption, Craig D. Apple Sr., Criminal Prosecution, Crooked Cop, David Soares, Dawn LaMountain, Dawn Rogers, DeLuca Public Affairs, Department of State, Eliminate Coeymans Police Department, F.O.I.L., FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, George Dardiani, Gerald Deluca, Government, Greene County, Greg Teresi, Gregory Darlington, Gregory R. Seeley, Gregory Teresi, Harassment, Harold Warner, Hudson Valley, Incompetence, Indifference, Intimidation, Investigation, Irresponsibility, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Jerry Deluca, Joan Ross, Joe Rotello, Joe Teresi, John Luckacovic, John T. Bruno, Joseph A. Farrell Jr, Joseph C Rotello, Joseph C. Teresi, Kerry Thompson, Larry Conrad, Laverne Conrad, Law Enforcement, Main Street Small Business Coalition, Marlene McTigue, Martin Case, Marty Case, Matt "the Mutt", Matt Miller, Matthew J. Miller, Mayor Bruno, Melanie Lekocevic, Michael Biscone, Michael Cummings, Michael J. Biscone, Misconduct, Misdemeanor, Mismanagement, Misuse of Public Office, Monitoring, MSSBC, Nancy Biscone-Warner, Nancy Warner, Nepotism, New Baltimore, New York, New York State, New York State Police, Notice of Claim, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, Obstruction of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Official Misconduct, P. David Soares, Perp Patrol, Perv Patrol, Pete Lopez, Peter Masti, Phillip Crandall, Police Incompetence, Police Thugs, Public Corruption, Pudenda David Soares, Ravena, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, Ravena Health and Fitness Center, Ravena Village Attorney, Ravena Village Board, Retaliation, Robert J. Freeman, Robert J. Freeman, Rocco Persico, Ryan Johnson, Scott Lendin, Scott M. Lendin, Selkirk, Smalbany, Stephen Flach, Stephen Prokrym, Steve Prokrym, Stifling Diversity, Stifling Freedom, Surveillance, Susan K. O'Rorke, Thomas A. Boehm, Thomas E. Dolan, Tkaczyk, Tom Dolan, Transparency, Unamerican Activity, William Bailey

 

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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Ravena & Risk – Taking: Is it really the role of municipal government?

In an article “New fitness center gaining ground,” published in the July 4, 2013, edition of the Ravena News Herald, Marlene McTigue manages again to sugar – coat an otherwise bitter pill. McTigue does this by irresponsibily reporting—a chronic fault of the Ravena News Herald—only the one side of a very suspect operation, the Ravena Health and FitnessCenter.

You can be beautiful,too!

You can be beautiful,too!

The Ravena Health and Fitness Center has been under scrutiny since the village of Ravena spent more than $40,000 on used fitness center equipment from an insider (Robert “Bob” Fisk) through insiders (village of Ravena mayor John T. Bruno, village trustee Nancy Biscone – Warner, and local opportunist Catherine M. “Cathy” Deluca, wife of Coeymans BoBo Cop, Gerald “Dirty – Hands Jerry” Deluca) in 2013.

Village of Ravena, Deluca: Risk-taking and Arrogance Finally Backfire!

Beginning-of-the-End

Is this the Long-Overdue Beginning of the End for the Bruno Empire, the Biscone Orgy, the Deluca Picnic at RCS Expense?

Not only was the $40,000 purchase of used equipment scandalous, the fact that the RCS Community Library was being raped by the village of Ravena, mainly by mayor John T. Bruno and boardmember Nancy Biscone – Warner, was even more embarrassing. And for what: a misconceived idea that the village of Ravena needed a fitness center..or rather, someone needed to be paid off or the path had to be cleared for some horrendous political move to benefit the Mafiosi in charge.

What McTigue, the village of Ravena, mayor John T. Bruno, board member Nancy Biscone – Warner, and Cathy Deluca and chubby – hubby Dirty – Hands Jerry don’t want anyone to know is that the entire idea is built on sand.

One of the most ridiculous statements made by Marlene McTigue in her misleading article is that the Ravena Health and FitnessCenter has “nearly 70 members.” That may seem like a lot in Bruno’s ghost town but look at it from the financial, the money point of view:

Just to break even, the fitness center would have to attract about 425 – 450 paying members

The village of Ravena has been stuffing the Ravena Health and FitnessCenter down locals’ throats for almost a year now. Ravena has invested tons of taxpayer money in the facility and has allocated $115,500 in the 2013 – 14 budget. So what do these “nearly 70 members,” really mean? Zilch!

Here’s why:

First of all, the village of Ravena hasn’t got the population to make the thing work. That’s obvious, since the last one—also “managed” by Cathy Deluca—failed. It went down in flames when member cancellations soared.

Just to break even, the fitness center would have to attract about 425 – 450 paying members; that means, Ravena and the surrounding area would have to attract at least 425 persons who would be willing to fork over between $250–300 a year to join the fitness center, which pales in comparison to other local chain centers with all the facilities like tanning, certified trainers, fitness programs, ultra – modern equipment, men’s and women’s changing rooms, showers, swimming pools, etc. The Ravena Health and FitnessCenter has none of these but membership is far more expensive than any of the major local clubs. So where are these 425 – 450 members going to come from in Ravena or Coeymans? Answer: They aren’t!

The Ravena Health and FitnessCenter is restricted to members over 18 years old.  But even so, the statistics don’t bode well for tiny operations like the Ravena one. Here are some national statistics from the fitness industry:

health club membership

Truth be told: Only 16% of the 16-64 age group belong to a health club or fitness center!

Some more fitness industry survey information may help you to understand why we feel your money is being wasted, literally stolen: Most people who think they want to join, do so but then don’t go and don’t pay…especially if the place isn’t super cool!

Just simple business research would have raised red flags for the fitness center but Ravena doesn't use hard facts.

Just simple business research would have raised red flags for the fitness center but Ravena doesn’t use hard facts.

But it’s not just the basic knowledge of the industry that Bruno, Warner, and Deluca lack. The real problem that taxpayers and members of the Ravena Health and FitnessCenter is even more sinister and insidious: The village of Ravena through mayor John T. Bruno, boardmember Nancy Biscone – Warner, Cathy Deluca, and others don’t know what they’re doing. We have received information based on disclosure made by the village of Ravena under the New York State Freedom of Information Law that the village of Ravena never did any studies to determine the need or survivability of a village health club. NONE! The village of Ravena never created a solid business plan establishing targets and goals for the fitness center. NONE! The village of Ravena back in mid – 2012 had already decided who was going to run things and didn’t bother to put the job of director out for competitive applications, instead they “appointedCathy Deluca to be the fitness center director at a salary of $30,000 a year.

When asked to produce any documents like diplomas, certificates, training, experience that would qualify Cathy Deluca for the position of fitness center director, the village of Ravena responded that they have no documents on file, that her qualifications were established by interview only. In other words: NONE! Nice.

It gets even worse because shortly after having appointed Cathy Deluca to the position of fitness center director, the village of Ravena filed an application for the creation of a new civil service job title for Deluca. Ravena filed the application on about April 5, 2013, days after having appointed Deluca at a village “organizational meeting. The Albany County Department of Civil Service approved the job title on about May 10, 2013. The problem is that the application was defective and didn’t include most of the justifications and documents required for approval! How did it get approved as a non – competitive, exempt job title when half the required documentation was never submitted. We know this because we have been provided information obtained from the village of Ravena that no other documents were attached to the application! There’s more than just a hint of illegality here, too!

Let's stop putting lipstick on pigs!

Let’s stop putting lipstick on pigs!

Here are just some of the deficiencies of the application:

The application asks for specific descriptions of the work and responsibilities, the Ravena says:

“Director will be responsible to provide residents with the opportunity to exercise & improve health in a community based facility. Must have strong interest & experience in health & fitness industry, as well as, an interest in wellbeing of the development of the community. 100 % responsible for day to day operations of center and supervision of all staff.”

The application asks for a description of typical work activities in “sufficient detail to form a clear word picture of the job” and instructs the applicant to “avoid general terms.” Ravena writes:

“Oversee day to day operations of fitness center to include, but not limited to: staffing, scheduling, training of staff, member orientation & evaluations. Avertising and publicity, AR / AP, monthly receipt and bank statement reconciliation. Monthly reports to village board, preparing center’s budget, weekly / monthly meetings with village board liaison. Set up computer programs, maintain & increase membership, search grants, work with local agencies (school, police, etc) to offer joint programs.”

It really gets good when we get to the section, “Full Performance  Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics.” This is going to be really short because Ravena writes: “Knowledge of aerobic conditioning, strength training, flexibility & behavioral protocols.” Gibberish, purest double – talk, superior level bullshit!

The minimum qualifications are either: “Graduation form a New York State or regionally accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, Recreation or closely related field; OR Four (4) years of experience in fitness programming, two (2) years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.” But no one seems to know anything about Deluca’s qualifications. The village of Ravena has no documents and says that she was hired based on information obtained at an “interview.”  An “interview”? That seems very unlikely.

There is also a special requirement: “Possession of a personal training certificate within 60 days of the appointment date.” There is NONE, according to the village of Ravena. So, basically, that nice cozy photo in McTigue’s article with Cathy Deluca showing Craig Youmans how to use the exercise equipment is really an ambulance-chasers dream: an apparently undocumented,  unqualified, uncertified, fraudulently appointed fitness center director “showing” a member how to use the fitness equipment! Hello! Lawsuits!

Guess who Deluca’s immediate supervisors are: Nancy Warner (trustee) and John Bruno (mayor). Surprising?

The “Requested Civil Service Jurisdictional Class” can be competitive, non – competitive, exempt or labor. Ravena checks off “exempt,” which includes “certain positions for which competitive or non-competitive examinations are deemed not to be practicable.” Seems that fitness center director would lend itself to examination, wouldn’t it? It does everywhere else…but not in Ravena! But then, Deluca would have to compete with qualified applicants, wouldn’t she?

old guy loser

But the exempt classification  requires that the applicant, village of Ravena, to justify the class. Here’s what the instructions on the form require: “If you request non – competitive, exempt or labor, state detailed reasons in a letter why competitive examination is impractical and attach it to this application.” According to Ravena, no documents accompanied the application.

Finally, the form requires that the applicant “[s]ubmit any other information not covered above. Items of particular interest include a description of a new program…, the nature of any increase in work load or change in organization which necessitates the creation of this new position.” We repeat: Ravena says nothing was attached to the application.

The application is signed and submitted by Ravena mayor John Bruno, mayor, on April 5, 2013, and approved by the Albany County Civil Service Director, Michael Cummings on May 10, 2013. Your tax dollars at work supporting crooks and incompetence.

So, there you have it. An application that should have been TRASHED because it is so deficient that it cannot be realistically considered to be a serious submission is approved by the Albany County Civil Service Department himself, Michael Cummings. Please tell me, Does anyone else smell a pack of rats here? Where’s accountability? Where’s transparency? Where’s integrity? We do know where the corruption is! That there’s fraud, graft, conspiracy, corruption, deceit at work here.

Back to Marlene McTigue’s misleading and untruthful article: McTigue, a member of the in-crowd, card-carrying Coeymanazi supporter, is very careful not to mention that even before the Ravena Health and Fitness Center opened its doors on Monday, June 3, 2013, Cathy Deluca had already caused the first Notice of Claim to be filed against the village of Ravena for her misconduct as fitness center director. A Notice of Claim is the first step to a lawsuit against the village of Ravena because Cathy Deluca could not keep her mouth shut and just be a good public employee. Ravena faces another lawsuit for employee misconduct and guess who pays?

The Answer? The Editor

The Answer?

We have information that another Notice of Claim is going to be served on the village of Ravena because Cathy Deluca allegedly falsely reported an incident to the Coeymans Police Department, causing the investigating officer to start an investigation, to interview witnesses, etc. because Deluca lied about the incident. That’s a misdemeanor under New York State Penal Law § 240.50. What’s more, it appears that Deluca may have  involved one of the fitness center employees who she supervises and controls to cooperate and corroborate her alleged false statements to the police and that means conspiracy, another misdemeanor under New York Penal Law § 105.00.

Wait a minute! Isn’t Cathy Deluca’s chubby-hubby Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca, the shame of the Coeymans Police Department, a police investigator? Wouldn’t Cathy know about harassment, falsely reporting an incident, conspiracy? Don’t you think she’d call chubby-hubby Jerry for advice on what to do?  Maybe Cathy Deluca, John Bruno, Nancy Warner have become just a little too confident that they’ll get away with their dirty tricks forever, so now they don’t even care.

We understand that the village can be made liable for these alleged crimes, too, because the village of Ravena has waived its immunity by taking out insurance to cover some of these claims, although the alleged criminal misconduct may simply be dumped on Deluca’s and her accomplices’ laps by the village when the going gets too rough.

This is called moral hazard when discussing risk – taking, which is what Ravena and Deluca are doing at public expense. A moral hazard is a situation where a party, DELUCA and the RAVENA GANG, will have a tendency to take risks because the costs that could incur will not be felt by the party taking the risk, DELUCA and the RAVENA GANG. In other words, it is a tendency to be more willing to take a risk, knowing that the potential costs or burdens of taking such risk will be borne, in whole or in part, by others, YOU, TAXPAYERS and COMMUNITY. Public institutions created to protect citizens from risk create a moral hazard wherein the costs of risks are not borne by those who would engage in risky practices, DELUCA, BRUNO, WARNER. This relieves risk-takers from responsibility for their actions, which would otherwise act as a deterrent. Moral hazard arises because an individual or institution does not take the full consequences and responsibilities of its actions, and therefore has a tendency to act less carefully than it otherwise would, leaving another party, THE COMMUNITY, to hold some responsibility for the consequences of those actions.

Do you get it now?

The Editor

The Editor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We Could Start With Ravena Village Offices

We Could Start With Ravena Village Offices

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The requestor replies:

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

Biernacki does the Dancing Turkey

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

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

The Requestor writes back:

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

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

Flabbergasted at this incredible response, the requestor writes:

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

Let the cat out of the bag!

Let the cat out of the bag!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Robert J. Freeman

Robert J. Freeman

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

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

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

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

Smiling Piggy Wins in the End

Smiling Piggy Wins in the End

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

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

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

  

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“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Village of Ravena Served: Cathy Deluca and Ravena Health and Fitness Center under Fire

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Coeymanazi Tactics Just Go So Far and Then Blow Up in Their Faces

Ravena Health and Fitness Center, Bruno, Deluca Coming under Intense Scrutiny for Protected Rights Violations, Harassment

Ravena Health and Fitness Center, Bruno, Deluca
Coming under Intense Scrutiny for Protected Rights Violations, Harassment

That’s what’s happened when Cathy Deluca, director of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, tried to harass and bully a local resident. That was the wrong thing to do and the wrong person to do it to. Right, Cathy?

Cohort of Clowns

Cohort of Clowns

It seems that mayor John T. Bruno and his cohort of clowns, the trustees of the village of Ravena (William Bailey, Martin Case , Rocco Persico, and Nancy Warner) made a bad choice when they “appointed” Cathy Deluca to the $30K position as director of the fitness center.

We recently reported how a visit to the Ravena Health and Fitness Center was less than impressive. But what we didn’t report on was the way a visitor to the RHFC was treated by Cathy Deluca and how that treatment has landed Deluca and the village of Ravena in a very, very sticky situation.

you been served

In fact, on June 4, 2013, the Ravena mayor John T. Bruno, the village of Ravena, the trustees of the Village of Ravena, and Cathy Deluca were served with a Notice of Claim, advising them that a local resident intends to sue them for at least $1,000,000 for abuse received at the hands of Cathy Deluca.

Cathy Deluca

Cathy Deluca

A Notice of Claim (N.Y. GMU. LAW § 50-e) is the preliminary step that is required under New York State Law when a lawsuit is looming against a municipality or a corporation. It’s supposed to give them a chance to get their ducks in a row and investigate. Later a hearing (N.Y. GMU. LAW § 50-h), called a 50H, is scheduled and the claimant or witnesses are examined under oath. That allows the municipality to decide whether to fight or to make an offer. If the preliminaries fail, the case goes to the courts. Transcripts of the testimony are made available to the claimant, who has the opportunity to correct any errors or even to clarify answers. Those transcripts can be read into evidence by either party at any hearing, trial, or on a motion.

Deluca calls him over to the reception counter and starts verbally assaulting him

The Facts in a Nutshell: During the open-house days the public was invited to check out the RHFC, and the resident, who works out regularly, went to tour the RHFC. The tour went very well but when the resident was about to leave, Deluca calls him over to the reception counter and starts verbally assaulting him.

Ever Heard of This?

Ever Heard of This?

Apparently Cathy Deluca wasn’t aware of federal and state laws, First and Fourteenth Amendment protected rights, and the fact that being an employee of a government entity and working in a public place could get you into some very hot water if you don’t mind your manners and know your place. Of course, Cathy Deluca doesn’t mind her manners or know her place, judging by the facts of the case.

VIOLATED

VIOLATED!!!

Bottom line is: Deluca verbally abused the visitor, demanded that he stop his constitutional rights of free expressive activity, expelled the visitor from the RHFC, a public place,  for no good reason, and she enlisted the assistance of two RHFC employees to intimidate and force the visitor to leave. Deluca violated so many of the visitors protected rights we wouldn’t have time or space to list them here but will soon be posting the full text of the Notice of Claim, the Claimant’s Affidavit served on the village of Ravena, and the Deposition in Support filed with the complaint with the Coeymans Police Department on a charge of harassment.

VIOLATED!!!

VIOLATED!!!

We have information that Deluca and two RHFC employees, apparently the same employees that assisted Deluca in harassing the visitor, attempted to complain to the Coeymans Police that the visitor had caused the incident, but the lies will not take them far, and the two employees had better be very careful before they get themselves deeper into the muck and charged along with Deluca.

Perjury Lying under Oath

Perjury
Lying under Oath

Our advice to the two RHFC employees who seem to have made misleading statements: Be very careful what you say and don’t be led astray by any promises. The law takes very seriously false statements and perjury and you may be getting set up for a very rocky ride. You never know what’s out there to support the facts and the truth. Caution!

The Plot Thickens…

Cathy Deluca is the nexus between the Ravena mafiosi and the Coeymanazis.

johnbrunoThis can start to get really complicated. Here’s why: We frequently use the term “incest club” and this is a classic example of how the club operates. Here we have the infamous Bruno-Biscone connections: Ravena mayor John Bruno, Ravena trustee Nancy Warner (a Biscone), one of the main supporters of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center and on the budget committee that approved the funds for the Center in the 2013-14 Ravena budget ($115,500.00) is wife of Ravena village justice Harold “Hal” Warner. Nancy is also a tool of Ravena mayor Bruno and, as we’ve mentioned, Warner is a supporter of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center conspiracy, she’s head of the budget committee for the Fitness Center, and was instrumental in getting Cathy Deluca the job as director (that way mayor Bruno can keep his bony fingers clean). Michael Biscone, as is common knowledge, is the on-again-off-again Ravena village shyster, “getting things done”  whether he’s on the books or not. Cathy Deluca, it seems, is the “item” between the Ravena mafiosi and the Coeymanazis. Cathy Deluca is Gerald “Dirty Hands” Deluca’s partner. As you already know, Deluca is a member of the Coeymans police department and a local ringleader of the Coeymanazis. Deluca has a reputation for stymying investigations, for making nutty statements, and allegedly for misusing privileged information; he’s also a scofflaw, which is just what we need on the police force, and may have committed misdemeanor adultery under current New York state law when he was servicing Cathy, while he was still married! There are also speculations that he may have misused information and information access available to police departments and police officers. The list could go on but that’s another article.

Gregory Darlington has “allegedly” held up a number of investigations

Jerry Deluca

Jerry Deluca

The investigation of the criminal allegations against Cathy Deluca is being handled by the Coeymans Police Department, which is headed by Gregory Darlington, whose wife is a secretary in P. David Soares’, Albany County District Attorney, office. Nancy and Hal Warner’s daughter is “allegedly” a lawyer working in the Albany Co. DA’s office. Gregory Darlington has “allegedly” held up a number of investigations for one reason or another—few of them credible—, usually because of his  incompetence, his ignorance or both (and the Coeymans taxpayers pay him more than $90K/year + benes!), and as Coeymans police chief, Darlington will probably be involved in the criminal investigation of the charges alleged against Cathy Deluca. Darlington and Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca are reportedly very cozy. So how cna Darlington allow an investigation of his buddy’s pet squeeze?  How’s that going to work? And let’s don’t forget Kerry Thompson, who was made Darlington’s “administrative assistant” at more than $31.00/hr. Don’t think he’s so clean, either. Even if Darlington turns the investigation over to him, Thompson’s married to Darlington’s sister!!!

Darlington and Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca are reportedly very cozy.

billbaileyThe criminal allegations against Cathy Deluca will probably be stonewalled by the political interests involved, especially since Ravena trustees Martin Case and William Bailey have their eyes on higher local political office, particularly Marty Case who wants to be Coeymans supervisor. Do you think there may be something to Cathy Deluca’s getting the $30K director position in the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, her husband’s connections with the Coeymans Police Department and the town of Coeymans, the local democrat machine, and the Ravena trustees’ targeting the Coeymans supervisor’s office? Will Coeymans become another ghost town like Ravena if mayor Bruno’s pet cockroach, Marty Case, gets to be supervisor?

martycaseSpeaking of Martin “Marty” Case, a teacher at the RCS high-school, there’s a lot of skeletons in that closet. There’s word around that there was some incident in a recent field trip where Case was supposed to be supervising students but left his post to party. Is it true? Let’s hope its being investigated! And let’s not forget the reports of Marty Case’s illegal activities electioneering for the local sports association in the school.  Is this being investigated, Dr McCartney? Again, these people have no ethics, morals, or common sense and yet this community elects them to lead the community…to hell.

The a history of animosity between the Ravena Bruno regime and the town of Coeymans that’s been plaguing this community for decades is common knowledge. Maybe, now with John Bruno planning to run again for re-election—Why won’t that mummy just roll over and retire?—his little minions Bill Bailey and Marty Case are planning to infiltrate the town of Coeymans and hand it over to the godfather, John Bruno. Yeah! Cathy Deluca gets the job of director of the RHFC and Bruno gets to put his little puppet Marty Case  in the executive’s chair in the Coeymans town hall. Steve Flach, are you listening? Praying?

Attorneys, Gregory Teresi (and dear ol’ dad Joe Teresi), Michael Biscone, Joe Rotello, and Louis Neri are all in bed together

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They’re All In Bed Together!!!

It makes skinny dipping in a shark tank seem attractive, even safer…

Now, since the Coeymans Police are investigating the criminal allegations against Cathy Deluca, the complaint will be reviewed by Coeymans town attorney—Guess who?—Yes! Gregory Teresi, son of twice (at least) disciplined democrat NY supreme court judge, Joe Teresi, who was also formerly a Coeymans town attorney.  Gregory Teresi is Ravena village attorney AND Coeymans town attorney!  Do you want to talk about conflict of interests? Gregory Teresi, unless he has the ethics and the good sense to recuse himself, is the keystone to saving Cathy Deluca’s broad bottom: First of all, he would be the one to review the criminal charges against Cathy Deluca and decide whether or not to prosecute. Then he will probably—unless Michael Biscone bumps him—to handle the Notice of Claim, the 50-h hearings, and the planned lawsuit against the village of Ravena and Cathy Deluca. These attorneys, Gregory Teresi, Michael Biscone, Joe Rotello—now a clerk with the 3rd District Appellate Court that is responsible for attorney discipline—, and Louis Neri—a former partner in the Biscone law firm are all in bed together.

So, when Greg Teresi’s pride and arrogance gets the best of him and he makes the stupid mistake of getting involved with the Deluca case, he’s going to face ethics charges of conflict of interest, and possibly because of his involvement with the Deluca case, there’ll also be charges of conspiracy and corruption. So go for it Greg! See if daddy Joe Teresi can save you! Joe Rotello (by the way, Rotello’s mother was a Persico making Joe Rotello one of the Ravena mafiosi) may not be so willing to jump in to pull you out and risk his reptilian neck, even though he’s cozy with Ravena and with daddy Joe Teresi. So you may be standing alone facing the scrutiny of the Appellate Division’s Committee on Professional Standards, and likely criminal charges, too!

O.K., say Gregory Darlington, Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca, Greg Teresi don’t manage to kill the criminal charges against Cathy Deluca. What then? What Coeymans town justice or Ravena village justice would be impartial and qualified to hear the case? Certainly not Harold “Hal” Warner, he’s stuck in this conspiracy like a stick in concrete with his wife, Nancy Warner, a trustee on the Ravena village board and so tightly wrapped around the Ravena Health and Fitness scandal she stinks of it and Cathy Deluca’s situation, a nuclear missile couldn’t separate them. Could George Dardiani, the former school cook, take the case? His wife’s a nurse in the RCS school district. They’re both too closely connected with the schools and with the teachers and employees of the schools. Dardiani hates to handle cases involving teachers. But get this, Martin Case is a teacher at the RCS high school and on the Ravena village board, and he’s planning to  run for the Coeymans town supervisor office. Rocco Persico is a psychologist at the RCS high school and on the Ravena village board.  Are you connecting the dots? George Dardiani—Mrs Nurse Dardiani—Martin Case—Rocco Persico—RCS Central School District—Matt-the-Mutt Miller—Teachers Union—RCS board of education—Fiends of RCS—Dirty Hands Jerry Deluca—Hal Warner—Nancy Warner—Cathy Deluca—mayor John Bruno…it’s what we call a circle-jerk: you do me, ill do who’s next, they’ll do you. circle jerkCoeymans town justice Phillip Crandall doesn’t like confrontation and doesn’t like getting his hands dirty…or is he just plain cowardly? Who knows? But there isn’t one judge in Ravena or Coeymans who can hear the Deluca case, which is very bad for Cathy, because the case will have to go to a court outside Ravena or Coeymans, and the Coeymanazis will likely have a very difficult time getting an outside judge to play their little games. So it’s a Catch-22 for Cathy and her gang. If they publicly try to pull her out of this mess, they risk getting prosecuted; if they don’t try to pull her out, their little scam collapses around their ears! Poor crooks!

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Soares
Albany County DA

 Now, throw the ethically derelict Albany County dem DA P[udenda] David Soares, a cog in the Albany democratic machine,  into this witches’ brew of shyster soup and it gets really toxic! Surprised? Shouldn’t be! Read our piece on the disappearing felonies (for a price) (Click on this link to read: Exposé: The Lost Felonies)!

Lest we forget, Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington’s wife is a secretary in Albany DA P[udenda] David Soares’ office. Can it get more cozy?

Gregory Teresis is Ravena village attorney AND Coeymans town attorney! (So do you think he’s tainted? Compromised?)

Harold "Hal" Warner Ex-Cop & Ravena Village Justice

Warner

So, in summary: Cathy Deluca gets a plum job with the village of Ravena. Ravena village trustees have their eyes glued to the supervisor’s office in Coeymans. Cathy Deluca’s husband is thick with the town of Coeymans and the Coeymans Police Department. The Coeymans Police Department is investigating the criminal allegations against the wife, Cathy Deluca, of one of its own, Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca, and Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington, a cozy friend of Deluca,  will likely oversee the investigation. Whether the case will be prosecuted is subject to review by Greg Teresi, who is both Ravena village attorney and the Coeymans town attorney, Greg Teresi who has close connections with the Delucas and with the village of Ravena, and Ravena attorney Michael Biscone. Do you think any of these dingbats will have the good sense to recuse themselves from the investigation, from the case? Not very lkely because if any link in this criminally corrupt chain fails to do his/her part, the whole house of cards collapses, and so does the power structure. There’s a lot at stake here. Just follow the money!

If any link in this criminally corrupt chain fails to do his/her part, the whole house of cards collapses, and so does the power structure….

So where do you think the criminal investigation against Cathy Deluca is likely to end up? Wherever it ends up, there’ll be a trail to follow. And then we’ll investigate to find out who is steering state and federal law enforcement away from this cesspool of local corruption in Ravena-Coeymans public office and who’s protecting whom from the feds. Let’s see how far the civil right violations, now public and unavoidable, travel up the ladder. Where the case stops is where we start digging.

But now we’re looking at going after Shop’n Save for violating two candidates’ First Amendment rights and preventing them from legitimate expressive activity in a public place. You may think free speech has been dead and buried in the RCS district for decades but it’s now rising up fast and with a vengeance! (If you don’t know what we’re talking about, please read “Latter-Hyslop-Brown’s Miss Piggies: “We’ll never shop here again!“)

[Editor’s Note: Because of the nature of the public corruption and the protected rights violations, the papers will be forwarded to the FBI for evaluation and investigation. This has become a civil-rights case already, and will very likely involve federal authorities in addition to state agencies once it gets their notice and it will get their notice.]

Please standby and be patient. Scanning the legal papers takes some time but we promise to publich them as soon as we can.

And Not A Minute Too Soon! The Editor

And Not A Minute Too Soon!
The Editor

Must Reads in Connection with this Article:

  • Business as Usual in Ravena: Violation of Constitutional Rights! Click Here.

  • Update on Claim Filed Against Village of Ravena and Cathy Deluca, Click Here.

  • Big Disappointments & Civil Rights Violations: The Ravena Health and Fitness Center, Click Here.

  • Resident’s Report: Visits to Three New Operations in Ravena, Click Here.

“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 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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